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August 2016 faculty milestones

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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)

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 promotions announced

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

Proposals funded: Brubaker, King, Muday

Peter Brubaker

Brubaker

Congratulations to Peter Brubaker, professor and director of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Exercise Intolerance in Older HFPEF Patients (SECRET II)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

Angela King

King

Congratulations to Angela King, associate teaching professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH [Cayuse 16-0094]” has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

 

 

Gloria Muday

Muday

Congratulations to Gloria Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Flavonoid Regulations of Root Architecture in Tomato” has been funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

Proposals funded: Kim-Shapiro, Macosko, Silman, Thonhauser

Kim-Shapiro

Kim-Shapiro

Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Effects of Nitric Oxide in Sickle Cell Blood” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 4 R37 HL058091-20.

 

Wake Forest physics professor Jed Macosko, Monday, August 16, 2010.

Macosko

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

 

Miles Silman

Silman

Congratulations to Miles Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Ecologically informed Reforestation of ASGM Degraded Landscapes in Madre de Dios” has been funded by the World Wildlife Fund.

 

Timo Thonhauser

Thonhauser

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Improving Hydrogen Storage with van der Waals Density Functional Theory” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Proposals funded: Messier, Pauca, Silman, Von Burg

Stephen Messier

Messier

Congratulations to Steve Messier, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pain Management in Osteoarthritis: Clinical Benefits and Cost Effectiveness” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 4R01AR064320-04.

Paul Pauca

Pauca

Congratulations to Paul Pauca, associate professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “2016 Boeing Analytics Research Scholar Program” has been funded by the Boeing Company.

 

Miles Silman

Silman

Congratulations to Miles Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Amazonian Center for Environment Research and Sustainability (ACERS) project” has been funded by the USAID.

Von Burg

Von Burg

Congratulations to Ron Von Burg, assistant professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute – 2016” has been funded by the US Department of State.

Centers and institutes update

The Office of the Provost has approved a one-year planning grant to establish the Eudaimonia Institute to study human flourishing.

The institute aims to create an interdisciplinary intellectual community of researchers, scholars, and students who will investigate the nature of eudaimonia—Aristotle’s word for “happiness,” “flourishing,” or “wellbeing”—as well as the political and economic institutions, the moral beliefs and attitudes, and the cultural practices that enable and encourage eudaimonia.

James Otteson, the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics, will serve as Executive Director of the Eudaimonia Institute. He will continue to serve as Executive Director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism.

The Eudaimonia Institute is the third academic institute at Wake Forest. It joins the Humanities Institute, led by Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religion Mary Foskett, and the Pro Humanitate Institute, led by Maya Angelou Presidential Chair and Professor of Politics and International Affairs Melissa Harris-Perry.

The Provost also recently approved renewals of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the Center for Molecular Signaling (CMS), formerly known as the Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling (CMCS).

Miles Silman, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Presidential Chair in Conservation Biology, is the director of CEES. Biology professor Gloria Muday directs CMS.

Proposals funded: Pauca, Silman, Von Burg

Paul Pauca

Pauca

Congratulations to Paul Pauca, associate professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “2016 Boeing Analytics Research Scholar Program” has been funded by the Boeing Company.

 

Miles Silman

Silman

Congratulations to Miles Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Amazonian Center for Environment Research and Sustainability (ACERS) project” has been funded by the USAID.

Ron Von Burg

Von Burg

 

Congratulations to Ron Von Burg, assistant professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute – 2016” has been funded by the US Department of State.

April 2016 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in April 2016:

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