A big congratulations goes out to Professor Jennifer McNabb who has been named this week as Chair of the Western Illinois Department of History. McNabb, who has been the interim chair of the department since August of 2016, has been a WIU Professor since 2005 when she joined the staff as an assistant professor. College of Arts and Sciences Susan Martinelli-Fernandez released a statement on the appointment saying ""I am delighted Professor McNabb is assuming the continuing position of chair of the Department of History," said Martinelli-Fernandez. "Her well-known and respected leadership at Western Illinois University, and her professional organizations, as well as her outstanding teaching and scholarship, are a winning combination for success. McNabb has already initiated a number of recruitment, retention and advancement initiatives that I look forward to coming to fruition over the coming years." In her time at Western Illinois University Professor McNabb has won multiple awards, published in numerous journals and in the 2017-2018 school she will be participating in a video series/podcast called The Great Courses where she will do a series of lectures on The Renaissance. Congratulations again to Jennifer McNabb the New chair of the Western Illinois University History Department. Keep up the good work.