Dr. Clint Young, professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently selected to receive the Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Outstanding Faculty Award, presented annually to UAM’s top faculty.

Young accepted the award at UAM’s 110th commencement exercises on May 7.

Young joined the UAM history faculty in 2009. His research specializes in the cultural history of Spain, with emphasis on nationalism and musical culture. He has served for two years as president of the Arkansas Association of College History Teachers, has served as the editor of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS) newsletter, and is a member of the ASPHS board of directors. Young just completed a term as a board member of the SEARK Concert Association and most recently served as the organization’s president.

Young’s first book, Music Theater and Popular Nationalism in Spain, 1880-1930, published in 2016 by LSU Press, received the prestigious Robert M. Stevenson Award for outstanding scholarship in Iberian music from the American Musicological Society. He is writing a second book examining Hispanic and Anglo-American influences on modern operatic culture.

Young has also mentored numerous students who have presented at academic conferences and continue their education to quality graduate programs.

The Hornaday Award was created by UAM graduates Dan and Charlotte Hornaday in 2010 to recognize excellence in faculty teaching, research, scholarship, and public service.