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Faculty/staff books: February and March 2017

Brown, Tommy. (Staff, Communications and External Relations). The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money. Zondervan. March 2017.

Eun, Cheol, & Bruce Resnick. (Business). International Financial Management, 8th ed. McGraw-Hill. February 2017.

Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter, & Christian B. Miller, Eds. (Philosophy). Moral Psychology: Virtue and Character

Scholl elected to American Counseling Association’s council

Mark Scholl, associate professor of counseling, was recently elected to the American Counseling Association’s governing council.

His three-year term begins July 2017.

The governing council establishes the policies that govern the affairs of the association and oversees the association.

The governing council is composed of one representative from each of 20 chartered association divisions, and one representative from each of  four national regions. He will be representing the Association for Humanistic Counseling.

Faculty invited to participate in the Magnolias Curriculum Project

This is a guest post from the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability and the Office of Sustainability:

Wake Forest faculty are invited to enhance their teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the 2017 Magnolias Curriculum Project. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome.

This workshop will explore how we can meaningfully integrate sustainability—broadly defined—into our classrooms. Although we start by taking a close look at Wake Forest University and the larger Piedmont region, we invite participants to engage in local to global comparisons.

The Magnolias Project kicks off with a two-day workshop (May 10-11) that will offer opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with fellow colleagues. Following the workshop, faculty participants prepare discipline-specific course materials on their own over the summer. They will reconvene in the fall to discuss their insights and experiences. Participants receive a stipend of $500 ($250 upon completion of the workshop; $250 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus).

Applications for the May 2017 workshop will be accepted until April 17, 2016. Click here to apply for the 2017 Magnolias Project.

Hannah Inzko named director of academic technology

This is a guest post from Information Systems and the Teaching and Learning Collaborative:

Information Systems and the Teaching and Learning Collaborative are pleased to announce that Ms. Hannah Inzko has accepted the position of Director of Academic Technology at Wake Forest University.

Graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Film and Video Production, Hannah started her career at The Pennsylvania State University where she served as the Media Commons Manager, overseeing the budget and operations of 28 physical locations spread out over 24 commonwealth campuses. In 2014, Hannah accepted a position as the Director of Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement at the University of Miami reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Technologies, where she oversaw a team of Senior Instructional Designers and IT Specialists. Additionally, during her tenure at the University of Miami, she continued her education, earning a Master of Science in Education in Community and Social Change.

Hannah’s experience in higher education instructional design and multimedia aligns with the institutional need for a passionate leader in academic technology to enrich academic technologies and support services. During the interview process, Hannah stood out as a positive and enthusiastic individual, demonstrating the skill set needed to forge relationships with schools, departments, and faculty members throughout the Wake Forest campus community.

In addition to working closely with Information Systems, Hannah will work in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, The Office of Online Learning, ZSR Library staff, and the Instructional Technology Group (ITG) to enrich educational technologies and the support services that enhance teaching, learning and research across our campus community.

Proposals funded: Gross, Zeyl, Macosko, Von Burg, Ballard

Congratulations to Grey Ballard, assistant professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Parallel Tensor Decomposition for Massive Data” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and by (subaward/subcontract from) Sandia National Laboratories (WFU funding agency.

Congratulations to Ron Von Burg, assistant professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute-2017” has been funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Congratulations to Michael Gross, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Processing High Surface Area, Nanostructured Ceramic Scaffolds at High Temperatures via In-Situ Carbon Templating of Hybrid Materials (Cayuse 17-00050” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Jed Macosko, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “ Searching for the Function of Centrioles” has been funded by the Discovery Institute.

Congratulations to Clifford W. Zeyl, professor of biology, whose proposal “Evolutionary Consequences of Experimental Transfer into Yeast Populations of an Animal Transposon (Cayuse 17-0010)” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Faculty Books: January/February 2017 updates

January 2017

Dalton, Mary M. (Communication). The Hollywood Curriculum: Teachers in the Movies, 3rd rev. ed. Peter Lang. January 2017.

Dalton, Mary M., & Laura R. Linder, Eds. (Communication). Screen Lessons: What We Have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies. Peter Lang. January 2017.

 Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession, 8th ed. Pearson. January 2017.

McMullen, Patrick R. (Business). A Visual Approach to Statistics with R. [self-published]. December 2016.

February 2017

 Gendrich, Cynthia M., & Stephen Archer. (Theatre & Dance). Theatre: Its Art and Craft, 7th ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. February 2017.

Harnois, Catherine E. (Sociology). Analyzing Inequalities: An Introduction to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Using the General Social Survey. SAGE. February 2017.

 Jones, Eric E., & John L. Creese, Eds. (Anthropology). Process and Meaning in Spatial Archaeology: Investigations into Pre-Columbian Iroquoian Space and Place. University Press of Colorado. January 2017.

Kellett, Lucas C., & Eric E. Jones, Eds. (Anthropology). Settlement Ecology of the Ancient Americas. Routledge. September

Comings and Goings for February 2017

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in February 2017:

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March 2017 staff and faculty milestones

See a list of staff and faculty milestones:

1 Year

Melanie Nicole Bullock; Associate Director; Student Engagement
Mary Boyd Chenery; Assistant Director; Advncmt:Comm. & External Relations
Perry W Coggins; Maintenance Technician; Graylyn: Maintenance
Luis Eduardo Fernandez; Research Professor; Biology
Christopher Michael Howell; Security Officer; University Police
David Ethan Hunt; Graphic Design Manager; WFUSB-Marketing
Abriana Lesha Kimbrough; Administrative Assistant; Advancement: Alumni Services
Julie G Rice; Medical Office Assistant; Student Health Service
Dorothy Kathryn Shields; Librarian, Reseach & Instruct; Library-ZSR
Stephen Anthony Vance; Synthetic Research Assistant; Chemistry

5 Years

Alvester Fredrick Barren; Shuttle Driver; Parking & Transportation
Edward Lee Goode; Custodian; FACS: Custodial Services
Bryan Keith McKinney; Analyst/Programmer, Sr; IS: Applications Development
Matthew T. Murray; Floor Care Supervisor; FACS: Custodial Services
Rodney Lee Tucker; Custodian, Team Lead; FACS: Custodial Services
Mary Ellen Walter; Operations Manager; Divinity: Admissions

15 Years

Jeffrey Lee Davis; Groundskeeper; FACS: Landscaping Services
Ederma Pelaez De Herrera; Custodian; FACS: Custodial Services
Lawrence Groce Thach; Coordinator, Events & Travel; Law: External Affairs
John Kubel Wise; Assoc VP, Hospitality/Aux Svcs; Graylyn: Admin & General

25 Years

Steven James Folmar; Associate Professor; Anthropology

Pinder receives Most Promising New Textbook award

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) has recognized Associate Professor of Management Jon Pinder with the Most Promising New Textbook award.

The book is entitled “Introduction to Business Analytics Using Simulation Models.”

The award recognizes excellence in first edition textbooks and learning materials. One judge described Pinder’s work as, “an impressive textbook that uniquely uses simulation methods to introduce business students to decision-making under uncertainty, and from beginning to end, wonderfully detailed, illustrative examples make this complex topic accessible to undergraduates.”

The textbook provides a foundation for managerial decision-making and business analytics. The award will be presented during the TAA annual conference on June 9.

Staff Advisory Council meeting to feature presentation on CARE Team

The Staff Advisory Council meeting on March 9 will feature a presentation on the University’s Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation Team (CARE).

Presenters will be Team members August Vernon, the University’s emergency manager, and Sarah Tooley, case manager for the CARE Team.

Staff are invited to the meeting, which will be held at 9 a.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401 B/D.