Al Filreis Inducted into Minerva Academy

April 16, 2014

Kelly Family Professor of English Al Filreis is one of the first 14 individuals inducted into the Minerva Academy, an honorary institution dedicated to promoting and rewarding extraordinary advancements and innovation in higher education around the world. Filreis is Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Co-Director of PennSound, and publishes of the online magazine Jacket2.

“Welcoming these distinguished educators as founding members of the Minerva Academy is a way to honor and recognize their contributions and accomplishments in teaching innovation,” said Roger Komberg, a Nobel Laureate and governor of the academy.

The San Francisco-based Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship is a non-profit organization focused on higher education reform. The academy provides a forum for the open exchange of new ideas and practical improvements in instruction.