Voices of Democracy (VOD) originated in conversations among the founding directors of the project: Shawn J. Parry-Giles, Robert Gaines, J. Michael Hogan, Rosa Eberly, and Martin J. Medhurst. In the summer of 2005, the University of Maryland (UM) and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) were awarded a $195,023 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of the project. With cost-sharing from the host institutions, the NEH Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development grant provided $294,690 in start-up money for the project.
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
Voices of Democracy
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