Faculty and Staff Notes

Jody Kerchner Presents

July 27, 2018

Jody Kerchner, professor of music education, presented a conference session at the international Music in the Schools & Teacher Education Commission Seminar in Prague, Czech Republic on July 12. The paper was "What I learned from prison: Practice teaching with community-based partners." 

NACUA Invites Donica Varner to Lead Risk Management Discussion

July 26, 2018

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary Donica Thomas Varner was a featured speaker for a webinar that explored how to manage the risks and liabilities of student organizations. Presented by the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the conversation co-facilitated by Varner examined how to best manage risk through formal recognition systems, conduct expectations and enforcement mechanisms, and strategies for managing financial, travel, reputational, and other risks.

Carl McDaniel Speaks at Natural History Week Conference

July 19, 2018

Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies Carl McDaniel was a speaker for Natural History Week 2018 at Star Island Family Retreat and Conference Center in New Hampshire. The conference was based on McDaniel’s published works and other writings and was themed, Building Durable Communities: Lessons for a Livable Planet. 

Evan Kresch Presents at Conference

July 19, 2018

Evan Kresch, assistant professor of economics, presented on development economics at the June 2018 World Bank's Annual Bank Conference.

Kazim Ali Publishes Essay

July 17, 2018

Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature Kazim Ali's essay,  "Jerusalem Syndrome: A Commentary on 'If Infinite Worlds, Infinite Centers' by Margaret Cavendish," will appear in the fall issue of the Ben Jonson Journal.

Sheila Miyoshi Jager Publishes Book Review

July 17, 2018

Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager published a review of Travis Jeppesen's See You Again in Pyongyang (Hachette Books, 2018) in the New York Times.

Alison Ricker Presents at American Library Association Conference

July 3, 2018

Alison Ricker, head of the science library, was invited to present at the American Library Association annual conference held June 21-26 in New Orleans. Her talk was part of the Association of College and Research Libraries Science and Technology Section program "Librarians are a Force for Science: Science Communication and Science Literacy." She was joined by panel members Lauren Young, web producer and science journalist for public radio's Science Friday, and Craig McClain, executive director of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.

Cindy Frantz Gives Keynote Address

July 3, 2018

Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies Cindy Frantz gave the keynote address on June 20, 2018 at the Nature Connections Conference at the University of Derby in Derby, United Kingdom. Frantz’s talk was titled "Connection to Nature: A Core Social  Motive Approach.”

Danielle Terrazas Williams Awarded Fellowship

July 2, 2018

Danielle Terrazas Williams, assistant professor of history, was awarded a Huntington long-term fellowship to conduct research at the library for the 2018-2019 academic year.