Woman of the Year: Honoring a Scholar, Mentor and Role Model

Shannon Fogg and Chancellor

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, right, presented Dr. Shannon Fogg with the 2014 Woman of the Year Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Fogg, associate professor of history and political science, who was named Missouri S&T’s 2014 Woman of the Year on April 23.

The annual award honors a female tenured or tenure-track faculty member for her commitment to strengthening diversity and enriching campus life. It includes a $2,000 stipend funded by Missouri S&T alumna and trustee Cynthia Tang, Econ’85.

“The Woman of the Year Award publicly celebrates the impact of women on our campus,” said Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, speaking at the awards luncheon. “Those we have honored over the past 17 years are not only dedicated teachers and scholars, but also extraordinary mentors and peers. The award recognizes these leaders as catalysts for changes, as creators of a bright and bold future, and as voices of influence in our wider world.”

As a scholar, Fogg examines the complexities of physical and psychological rebuilding in post-World War II Europe, with a focus on the Jewish women and their families who survived the Holocaust. As a member of the campus community, her service spans many initiatives affecting women’s lives, from the Child Development Center steering committee to the Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in history, and the University of Iowa, where she earned master of arts and Ph.D. degrees in history, Fogg joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 2004 as an assistant professor. She was named associate professor in 2011.  Since arriving on campus, she has introduced seven new courses, in addition to publishing book reviews, journal articles and book chapters.

Fogg received the Missouri Conference on History’s 2009 Book Award for her first book, The Politics of Everyday Life in Vichy France: Foreigners, Undesirables, and Strangers, published by Cambridge University Press. She received Missouri S&T’s Inspirational Woman Award in 2012.

As a colleague wrote in her nomination: “Dr. Fogg perfectly and gracefully models the values that demonstrate why women’s contributions to this campus are so important. Her career characterizes the commitment to academic citizenship and female leadership that the Woman of the Year Award is designed to honor.”