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Michael Chad Wellmon

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
New Cabell Hall, Room 223
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D., German Studies, University of California, Berkeley, May 2006
B.A., Political Philosophy and German Davidson College, Spring 1999
AS-GERM New Directions Fellowship for Chad Wellmon
Source: Mellon Foundation
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2020
AS-GERM The Charlottesville Forum on the Public Humanities
Source: U.S. Nfah - Nat'L Endowment For The Humanities
September 01, 2016 – January 31, 2017
AS-GERM The Charlottesville Forum on the Public Humanities: Planning Grant for NEH 50
Source: U.S. Nfah - Nat'L Endowment For The Humanities
July 01, 2015 – September 30, 2016
AS-GERM Wellmon ACLS Fellowship
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
July 01, 2011 – June 30, 2014
HUMS 1500: Introduction to UVA Edge
Credits: 4
This course introduces students to the UVA Edge program. Building on specific topics, students will engage longstanding questions of liberal arts inquiry, thinking through their relationship to the world of work. They will develop insight into the effective use of critical thought outside the academy, as well as skills for navigating the challenges of higher education as adult learners ( for details).
EGMT 1520: Empirical & Scientific Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to analyze claims about the material and social worlds through formulation and testing of new questions and hypotheses based on observation and experience.
EGMT 1540: Ethical Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to reflect upon and evaluate human conduct and character, consider the ethical components of individual and collective behaviors, and engage in the articulation of ethical questions and moral deliberation.
EGMT 2500: Integration and Learning in the Engagements
Credits: 2
This course will take second year students into a deeper dive into the Engagements, both in exposure to new ideas and through practice. The course will also provide pedagogical strategies for serving as UTAs. Goals include teaching students how to effectively lead discussions, formulate open but focused questions, & help first year Engagement students make connections. Students must have completed EGMT 1510,1520,1530&1540.
INST 2993: Brown College Independent Study
Credits: 1
Brown College independent studies allow Brown students and faculty to work together on a topic of mutual interest. The primary goals are for students to explore topics and questions not regularly represented in standard UVA curricula as well as to bring Brown students and faculty together to foster common intellectual interests.
GETR 4493: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Guided study
GERM 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

NEH Summer Seminar, “The Study of Religion,” July 2011

ACLS Ryskamp Fellowship, Fall/Spring 2011-12

Sesqui Fellowship, University of Virginia, Fall 2010

All-University Teaching Award, UVa 2010

Mead Prize, University of Virginia Teaching Prize 2008

University of Virginia, Summer Research Grant, 2007 and 2008

Max Kade Prize, Awarded for Best Article of the Year in the German Quarterly 2007

University of Virginia, Educational Diversity Fellowship 2007

Georgetown University, Course Development Grant 2006

Davidson College Faculty Research Grant 2005

Davidson College Faculty Research Grant 2004

Social Science Research Council, Berlin Program Fellow 2005-2006 (declined)

Fulbright Scholar 2004-2005 (declined)

DAAD Fellowship 2004-2005 (declined)

Qui Parle (interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, literature and art) Editor, 2002-2004

Berkeley Language Center Fellow, 2002-2003

Frank Steinway Essay Award, UC Berkeley Department of German Best Essay Award for “Being-in-the-Metropolis: Ruttmann, Heidegger and Boredom,” 2001

Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, Davidson College, 1999

Davidson College Outstanding German Scholar Award, 1999

Stuart Scholar, 1997-1999

Floyd E. Moreland Fellowship for study at CUNY’s Greek Institute, 1997

Bonner Scholar, 1995-1999