UNH Manchester Professor Receives Distinguished Professor Award

UNH Manchester Professor Receives Distinguished Professor Award

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jack Resch, professor of history and coordinator the humanities program at UNH Manchester, has been named the recipient of the University’s Distinguished Professor Award.

The purpose of the award is to identify and honor longstanding members of the UNH faculty who have distinguished themselves in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. This is the only university-wide award given each year to the faculty member whose overall record of excellent teaching, caring about students, devotion to the university community, and substantial record of scholarly achievement exemplifies a distinguished career.

Resch has been a faculty member at UNH for 40 years. He is the recipient of two Fulbright awards and several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2001 he received the university’s Alumni Affairs Award for Excellence in Public Service. Resch has served as president of the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, chairman of the board of the New Hampshire Humanities Council, chairman of the board of trustees of Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, and chairman of the board of directors of the New Hampshire chapter of the Fulbright Association. As associate dean and interim dean of the Manchester Campus from 1986 to 1996, Resch contributed to the expansion of the college’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs and to the college’s relocation to its Millyard campus.

Resch’s scholarly interest is the American Revolution and the Early Republic. His book, "Suffering Soldiers: Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment and Political Culture in the Early Republic," was nominated for an award by the New England Historical Association. He has published numerous articles in professional journals including one appearing in the book, "New Hampshire: The State That Made Us A Nation." He is also editor-in-chief and contributor to the award-winning four volume set, "Americans At War: Society Culture and the Homefront" and co-editor and contributor to "War and Society in the American Revolution."

 Resch teaches courses on the American Revolution, the civil rights movement, democracy in America, studies of freedom and liberty, and introductory courses and senior seminars in history and humanities.