David Fredrick, associate professor of classical studies and director of humanities, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Fredrick has tapped into cross-campus interest in game design to help students bring the past alive, using game engine technology to create immersive, walk-through experiences. His groundbreaking use of game design to explore the past has won two Honors College course development grants and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant; his honors students have netted nine SURF grants and five Honors College research and travel grants.
Fredrick’s honors colloquia have ranged from Dining in Classical Antiquity and Rome on Film to Digital Pompeii and Game Design. He also taught in the Honors Humanities Program for nine years. Fredrick has directed 16 honors theses and served on 64 honors thesis committees. One of his students, Rachel Newberry, published her research in Inquiry, The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal. His prior teaching awards include the University of Arkansas Student-Alumni Board’s Teacher of the Year Award (2006), and the American Philological Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2004).