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Faculty Members Honored for Exceptional Work

The exceptional work of two faculty members of Reinhardt University has not gone unnoticed. Dr. Kevin Crawford, assistant professor of English & theatre, and Dr. Kathy Hyatt, Kevin Crawfordassistant professor of business, have each been awarded Reinhardt’s prestigious Faculty Research and Scholarship Award for their work completed during the  2010-’11 academic year.

Artistic Work of Exceptional Merit

Crawford, a resident of Waleska, Ga., who has taught at the University for more than three years, received the award in the category of “Artistic Work of Exceptional Merit” for his review essay of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival production of Macbeth, published in the Spring 2011 Shakespeare Bulletin and produced by Johns Hopkins UP.  This review essay is the result of integrating the research of the 400-year history of Macbeth (on-stage and screen), preparing the performance manuscripts, writing program notes, performing the role of Macbeth and directing the classic play. The essay also includes critical reviews of Crawford’s artistic and note-worthy interpretation of Macbeth’s role.

“I am so honored to have been chosen for this award,” said Crawford. “I'm grateful that Reinhardt has grown to such an extent that artistic merit and effort are appreciated as much as traditional scholarship.”

Kathy HyattScholarly Work of Exceptional Merit

For the category of “Scholarly Work of Exceptional Merit,” Hyatt, a resident of Jasper, Ga., who has taught at the University for more than two years, received the award for her study regarding “The Influence Of Vision On Perceived Organizational Support,” published in the Spring 2011 Leadership Review by Claremont McKenna College. This peer reviewed article is part of “cutting edge” research intended for academians and practitioners  in the field of leadership. 

“It is an honor and pleasure to win the faculty research award,” said Hyatt. “It is highly valued by me, and I am blessed to have received it.”

About Reinhardt University

A private comprehensive university, Reinhardt University has focused on shaping lives and building futures.  Founded in 1883, Reinhardt has remained true to its values as a private liberal arts institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church that offers a caring learning environment dedicated to meeting each student’s needs.

More than 1220 students are enrolled in Reinhardt’s five graduate programs in business administration, music and education, and 40 undergraduate degree programs, which range from business, communications and education to psychology, music and math. Reinhardt has two locations- a residential campus in Cherokee County in Waleska, Ga., just 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta, and center focused on adults in Alpharetta, Ga. It also offers selected programs in Epworth, Cartersville and Marietta, Ga. 

Additional attractions on the Waleska campus include the Falany Performing Arts Center, the Funk Heritage Center and the Fincher Visual Arts Center.

For more information, please contact Reinhardt at 770-720-5526 or 1-87-REINHARDT or see the University website at


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