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Proposals funded: Colyer, Flanagan, Holzwarth, Thonhauser

Christa Colyer

Colyer

Congratulations to Christa Colyer, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “GOALI:Carbon dots and squarylium dyes for sensing, screening, and separations – Beyond medication monitoring with Ameritox and Wake Forest University” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Flanagan

Flanagan

Congratulations to Francis Flanagan, assistant professor of economics, whose proposal entitled “Do Peremptory Challenges Increase Bias on Juries?” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Natalie Holzwarth

Holzwarth

Congratulations to Natalie Holzwarth, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Computational Studies of Solid Electrolytes” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Timo Thonhauser

Thonhauser

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Synthesizing New Metal Organic Frameworks with Tailored Physical and Chemical Properties [Cayuse 16-0016]” has been funded by the US Department of Energy and by [subaward/subcontract from] University of Texas-Dallas (WFU funding agency).

Update: Faculty promotions

This is an update to a previous announcement regarding faculty promotions:

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who have received promotions, recently.

Promoted to full professor:

Miriam Ashley-Ross (Biology)
Michaelle Browers (Politics and International Affairs)
Judy Kem (Romance Languages)
Stephen Murphy (Romance Languages)

Promoted to associate professor:

Michael Anderson (Biology)
R. Jarrod Atchison (Communication)
Tina Boyer (German and Russian)
Hana Brown (Sociology)
Samuel Cho (Physics and Computer Science)
John Dalton (Economics)
Susan Harlan (English)
Sarah Mason (Mathematics and Statistics)
Gregory Parks (Law)
John Ruddiman (History)
Michael Sloan (Classical Languages)
Joel Tauber (Art)
Andrew Verstein (Law)
Christian Waugh (Psychology)
Heiko Wiggers (German and Russian)

Promoted to associate librarian:

Kyle Denlinger
Jeffrey M. Eller

Promoted to teaching professor:

Lynn Book (Theatre/Dance)
Angela King (Chemistry)
Kathryn Levy (Music)
Pat Lord (Biology)
Darlene May (Romance Languages)
Al Rives (Chemistry)

Promoted to associate teaching professor:

Jack Dostal (Physics)
David Hagy (Music)
Adam Kadlac (Philosophy)

Promoted to professor of the practice:

Justin Catanoso (English)
Yasuko Rallings (East Asian Languages)

Promoted to associate professor of the practice:

Brantly Shapiro (Theatre/Dance)

Brubaker appointed faculty athletics representative

Photos from the Wake Forest HELPS program, at the Health and Exercise Science clinical research facility, on Monday, March 16, 2015. HES professor Peter Brubaker runs the program.

Peter Brubaker, professor of Health and Exercise Science, has been named Faculty Athletics Representative of Wake Forest University.

President Nathan O. Hatch appointed Brubaker to a three-year term to provide a faculty viewpoint in the administration of intercollegiate athletic programs. He succeeds math professor Richard Carmichael who has held the position since 2003.

“We’ve had very strong Faculty Athletics Representatives in the past and Pete will continue this tradition,” Hatch said. “Pete exemplifies what you want in this position. He’s a great teacher, a great researcher and a strong administrator. He has great understanding of varsity athletes and for all those reasons, he will make a great representative for Wake Forest.”

As the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), Brubaker will act on behalf of the president and report to him, representing athletics to faculty and faculty to athletics to ensure the appropriate balance between academics and intercollegiate athletics. Major areas of responsibility include academic oversight, student-athlete welfare, compliance and representing Wake Forest at meetings of the NCAA and ACC which mandate the position.

Brubaker, who has taught at Wake Forest for 25 years, said the appointment is an honor. “I know it’s an important role, and I’m totally committed to working closely with the administration, faculty and athletics department to help protect the well established integrity and outstanding academic performance of our student athlete,” he said.

Having hundreds of student athletes come through his classrooms over the years, coupled with his personal experience of being the father of a collegiate athlete at Wake Forest, he said, has given him an appreciation and understanding of what college athletes face.

“I know first hand the challenges of maintaining a healthy academic and athletic balance in college. I’m generally impressed with how well Wake Forest athletes are able do this,” he said.

Brubaker also serves as the HES department’s graduate program director. He is well-regarded for his research and clinical experience in the area of exercise physiology and cardiovascular disease prevention/rehabilitation.

Retired dean Robert Shively

This message was e-mailed to faculty and staff on July 28 by Communications and External Relations:

We are saddened to announce that Robert (Bob) Shively, who helped found the Babcock Graduate School of Management and later served as dean, died on July 18.

He served as dean from 1982 to 1988 and was a Wake Forest faculty member for many years.  He retired in 1998.

We grieve Dr. Shively’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

Additional information about Dr. Shively appeared in a recent Winston-Salem Journal obituary.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.

Proposals funded: Ballard, Kim-Shapiro, Rejeski

Congratulations to Grey Ballard, assistant professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Linear and multiyear techniques for data analysis has been funded by the US Department of Energy and by [subaward/subcontract from] Sandia National Laboratories (WFU funding agency).

Daniel Kim-Shapiro

Kim-Shapiro

Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Storage lesion in banked blood due to disruption of nitric oxide homeostasis” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 4R01HL098032-08 and by [subaward/subcontract from] University of Pittsburgh (WFU funding agency).

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LookAHEAD-E (Action for Health in Diabetes Biostatistics Research Center Continuation/Extension)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 2U01DK057136-17 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Proposals funded: King, Marsh, Zhang

King

King

Congratulations to Bruce King, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “New Oxidation-Sensing Probes to Evaluate Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Lung Injury” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Tony Marsh

Marsh

Congratulations to Anthony Marsh, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation and Neuromuscular Function in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Zhang

Zhang

Congratulations to Ke Zhang, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Determination of a Novel Epigenetic Silencing Mechanism” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R15GM119105-01.

Faculty publications: June 2016 updates

Boyer, Tina Marie. (German & Russian). The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature (Explorations in Medieval Culture series). Brill. June 2016.

Gilreath, Shannon, & Lydia Lavelle. (Law). Sexual Orientation and Identity: Political and Legal Analysis. West Academic. May 2016.

Krcmar, Marina, David R. Ewoldsen, & Ascan Koerner. (Communication). Communication Science Theory and Research: An Advanced Introduction. Routledge. May 2016.

Law school announces associate dean and faculty promotions

As of July 1, the following Wake Forest University School of Law faculty have been promoted to new or existing positions (full stories available through links): Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jonathan Cardi; Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement Kami Chavis; Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Simone Rose; Associate Professor Gregory Parks; and Associate Professor Andrew Verstein.

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Proposals funded: Beavers, Comstock-Ferguson, Thonhauser

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Beavers

Congratulations to Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Effect of Exercise Modality During Weight Loss on Bone Health in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5K01AG047921-02.

 

Lindsay Rae Comstock-Ferguson

Comstock

Congratulations to Lindsay Comstock-Ferguson, associate professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “RNA modification and antibiotic resistance” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Emory University (WFU funding agency).

 

Timo Thonhauser

Thonhauser

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “van der Waals interactions in DFT: Theory and Applications [Cayuse 16-0015]” has been funded by the Simons Foundation.

Faculty Fellowships awarded for new year

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who are newly-selected recipients of Wake Forest Faculty Fellowships, effective July 2016.  The Wake Forest Faculty Fellowship program is a program of financial support designed to honor the University’s best teacher-scholars.

New recipients are:

–Uli Bierbach, professor of chemistry, Levison Faculty Fellowship
–Rob Erhardt, assistant professor of mathematics & statistics, Sterge Faculty Fellowship
–Tiffany Judy, assistant professor of Romance Languages, Baker Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
–Claudia Kairoff, professor of English, MacDonough Family Faculty Fellowship
–Frank Moore, assistant professor of mathematics & statistics, Sterge Faculty Fellowship
–Raisur Rahman, associate professor of history, Henry S. Stroupe History Faculty Fund Fellowship