Edward MelilloAugust 3, 2009

Edward Melillo (Ted), assistant professor of environmental history, has been named the 2009 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar by the Department of History at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The lectureship—which carries a $5,000 honorarium—provides a forum for an outstanding junior scholar (an untenured assistant professor or researcher) to offer his or her perspective on a selected topic and enables recipients to meet with undergraduate and graduate students, share his or her expertise with the university’s faculty members and be available to the city’s media. During his visit to Wilmington October 13 to 16, Melillo will deliver a major public address that the university will subsequently publish, visit classes and participate in a symposium on his work titled “Edible Capital: Agricultural Expansion and the Global Environment over Three Centuries.”