Jason Moralee

Associate Professor of History Jason Moralee

Professor of History Achieves Academic Accomplishments

April 22, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Associate Professor of History Jason Moralee was awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize from The American Academy in Rome. The prize was awarded for his research on the Capitoline Hill, a holy mountain in Rome. Moralee was a recipient of one of 30 Rome prize fellowships in architecture, literature, medieval studies, musical composition and visual arts, among other areas of studies.

The American Academy in Rome is one of the leading American overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities.  Founded in 1894, the Academy was chartered as a private institution by an act of Congress in 1905. 

Moralee also recently contributed a piece for a book of scholarly articles in honor of a 1961 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, and former IWU Chaplain, Denny Groh.  The book is tentatively titled, Studies on Textual and Contextual Interpretation: If These Stones Could Speak. It will be presented to Groh at a session of the North American Patristics Society’s National meeting on Friday, May 22 in Chicago. Moralee will be one of the featured speakers at the event. His article is among other scholar’s articles from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., Villanova University in Villanova, Pa., and Duke University in Durham, N.C. 

For more information on The American Academy in Rome visit www.aarome.org, and for more information on the North American Patristics Society meeting, contact George Kalatzis at george.kalantzis@wheaton.edu.

Contact: Kimberly Stabosz ‘09 (309) 556-3181