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Daniel Brewster

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Daniel Brewster asserts that he has always been a Mountaineer with a deep love for our state, and university. He is a 14-year member of the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology where he teaches several courses including Sexuality and Society, and Social Problems in Contemporary America. Brewster also leads a study abroad to rural Latin America each spring with the Global Medical and Dental Brigades student organizations where they facilitate pro-bono medical and dental clinics in cooperation with Nicaraguan medical professionals. Growing up in West Virginia wasn’t always easy, especially for someone living in “the closet” but Brewster never gave up hope and in 2011 after being threatened by a student on campus, he courageously came out publicly in the Daily Athenaeum. His courage inspired the campus to have serious conversations about bullying and homophobia and no doubt gave hope to countless Mountaineers. Brewster, as he is commonly known, has been named an Eberly College Outstanding Teacher, and has twice been named the NAACP Professor of the Year. Professor Brewster is the current recipient of the Neil S. Bucklew Award for Social Justice for his leadership, courage, and support to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.