Selection Process

A committee of faculty, staff, and students from across campus participates in the Common Reading book selection process. The committee considers the goals of the program, along with other selection criteria, including literary quality, compatibility with the Integrative Learning Objectives and the potential to stimulate engaging, interactive discussions.

In keeping with the campus-wide focus of the program, the selection committee intentionally seeks out books with themes that will allow students and faculty to have academic discussion from a variety of disciplinary lenses, with particular interest in finding books that speak to themes of diversity, social justice, sustainability, and/or ideas of difference.

2021.2022 Common Reading Book Selection Committee Members

Michael Artime, Political Science 

Corey Cook, Psychology

Lisa Marcus, English

Andrea Munro, Chemistry

Hillary Powell, Admission

Luke Ruiz, The Diversity Center

Jen Rude, Campus Ministry

Paul Sutton, Education – Co-Chair

Angie Hambrick, Student Life – Co-Chair