Leo Hwang

Dean
Humanities, Engineering, Math, and Science
Greenfield Community College
Greenfield, MA, USA

Degrees

B.A. English and Fine Arts, University of the South
M.F.A. English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D. Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Honors and Awards

  • Bridges to College: Department of Higher Education Grant for helping adult learners transition to college: $56,938.00, 2019
  • Liberty Bell Award in recognition of contribution to justice in Franklin County, 2018
  • Common Good Reads Program: Supporting Changing Lives Through Literature from Mass Humanities: $1,500.00, 2016-17
  • Rethinking the Creative Economy: Participatory Action Research in the Greater Franklin County from the University of MassachusettsPresident’s Creative Economy Fund: $32,200, 2010-2011
  • Fostering Art and Culture Project of the Greater Franklin County from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s John and Abigail Adams Program, Greenfield Community College: $48,000, 2010-2011
  • Federal Appropriation for Fostering the Arts and Culture in Franklin County from the Department of Education, Greenfield Community College: $167,030, 2008-2011
  • Federal Appropriation for developing a web portal for Arts and Culture in Franklin County, Greenfield Community College: $30,000, 2008-2011
  • Fostering Art and Culture in Franklin County, economic development grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s John and Abigail Adams Program, Greenfield Community College: $15,000, 2008-2009
  • Fostering Arts and Culture in Franklin County, economic development grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s John and Abigail Adams Program, Greenfield Community College: $57,107, 2006-2007
  • Community College Leadership Academy, Scholar, 2006
  • Rosselli/deFilippis Scholarship, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, 2002
  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, work-study scholarship, 2001-2003
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1997

Research Interests

Economic/Human Geography, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Diverse Economies, Community Economies, Creative Economy, Collaboration, Creativity, Community Colleges, Higher Education.

Current Project: Rethinking the Creative Economy: Participatory Action Research with Artists and Artisans in the Greater Franklin County

Curriculum vitae