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Awards and Honors
Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, Virginia Tech, 2015
Favorite Faculty Award, Division of Student Affairs, Virginia Tech, 2014
Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, College of Liberal Arts and
Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2013
Favorite Faculty Award, Division of Student Affairs, Virginia Tech, 2012
Envisioning Socialism: Television and the Cold War in the German Democratic Republic (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014), xii, 242.
"Exploring Transnational Media Exchange in the 1960s" in VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture 3, no. 5 (2014), 50-59.
“Should Women Vote? Using Cartoons to Teach the Suffrage Campaign in European History” (co-author with Tom Ewing, David Hicks, Jane Lehr, Amy Nelson and Robert Stephens) in Journal of Women’s History 20, no. 3 (2008): 144-165.
“Mythen and Lektionen des DDR-Fernsehens,” (Myths and Lessons of GDR Television) in Rundfunk und Geschichte 33, no. 3/4 (2007): 52-56.
Heather Gumbert is an Associate Professor of History, and affiliated faculty in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought). She also teaches courses for University Honors and Cinema. 2011-2014 Gumbert was one of the founding Principals of the Honors Residential College, where she lived with 320 bright and motivated Honors students. She still serves as a Senior Fellow. She is currently the Executive Editor of the VTUHR (Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review).
Modern European History
Faculty Principal, The Honors Residential College 2013—2014