December 3rd, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Stephen Messier, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Strength Training and Arthritis Trial (START)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R01AR059105-03. In addition, Messier’s research was recently featured on the ElderBranch website. Read the article here »
Congratulations to Jennifer J. Burg, computer science professor, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: Computing in the Arts – A community Building Initiative” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
September 6th, 2013 | Faculty News, Hot Topics
Stan Thomas, professor of computer science, has been awarded the CSAB Fellow designation.
The award is given in recognition of individuals who have given sustained, quality service to the computing profession and to computing education through the activities of CSAB. Thomas was recognized for his long service to the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. Thomas is currently the vice chair of operations for the CAC.
ABET is the organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for its leadership and quality assurance in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education. ABET’s membership is composed of 33 professional societies including AIChE (Chemical Engineering), ASCE (Civil Engineering), ASEE (Engineering Education), IEEE (Electrical/Electronics Engineering), SPE (Petroleum Engineering), and CSAB. CSAB represents the interests of the computing profession with respect to ABET accreditation of programs in computer science, information systems, information technology, and software engineering.
“Visiting and reviewing academic computing programs with respect to accreditation standards has been a highlight of my professional career over the past 17 years,” Thomas said. “The commitment of the numerous volunteers with whom I have served has been outstanding. My respect for these peers makes recognition as a CSAB Fellow extremely rewarding. I am truly honored by this recognition for service to computing education.”
Thomas has been part of the Wake Forest faculty since 1983. He served as department chair from 2004-2011.
August 30th, 2013 | Faculty News
See a list of employment milestones reached by faculty in August 2013: Continue reading »
August 14th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Victor Pauca, associate professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Implicit Geometry and Linear and Nonlinear Tensor based Compression and Restructuring of High Dimensional Multimodality Datasets” has been funded by the US Department of Defense and the Boeing Company (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Ellen Miller, associate professor of anthropology, whose proposal entitled “Paleontological exploration at Buluk, early Miocene, Kenya” has been funded by the National Geographic Society.
May 14th, 2013 | Hot Topics, University Announcement
The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch:
While commencement season always brings about a sense of new beginnings and opportunities, it’s also a time to say thank you and bid farewell to many of our friends, colleagues and mentors who have called Wake Forest University home.
Please join me in congratulating and commemorating a marvelous class of Reynolda Campus faculty and staff retiring from Wake Forest this year. We are grateful for the many contributions from this remarkable group of individuals, who together have more than 800 years of service to the University: Continue reading »
April 10th, 2013 | Faculty News
Bob Plemmons (’61), Z. Smith Reynolds professor of mathematics and computer science, has been selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
The fellowship honors SIAM members who have made outstanding contributions to the fields served by the organization.
“Being selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics means a lot to me in terms of accomplishments as I retire from teaching at Wake Forest, although my research activities will continue for a few more years,” Plemmons said. “This Society has been my home professional organization throughout my academic career, spanning forty-seven years and four universities, with the last twenty-three spent at my alma mater, Wake Forest.”
The focus for SIAM is applied, computational and industrial mathematics, and the society often promotes its acronym as “Science and Industry Advance with Mathematics.” It was founded in 1950 in Philadelphia and currently has more than 15,000 members worldwide.
“My research is centered around applied research directly addressed by SIAM,” Plemmons said, “and I’ve been a very active member over the years in terms of administration and conference organizing.”
February 7th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Gary D. Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Parents & Children Together Preventing Diabetes (PACT PD) (A1 Resubmission)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R34DK094108-01A1 and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Errin W. Fulp, associate professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Modeling Mobile Agent Populations and Movement for CEDS” has been funded by the US Department of Energy and the Battelle Memorial Institute (WFU funding agency).
December 7th, 2012 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Freddie Salsbury, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Metal Occupancy of Zinc Finger Motifs as Determinants for Zn2+-Mediated Chemosensitization of Prostate Cancer Cells” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Errin W. Fulp, associate professor of computer science, whose propsoal entitled “An Evolutionary-Inspired Approach for Moving Target Defenses” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Congratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Invariant Theory of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras” has been funded by the Simons Foundation.
November 30th, 2012 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Samuel Cho, assistant professor of physics and computer science, whose proposal entitled “Extrapolating the Concept of Protein Corona for Understanding Nanoparticles at Large” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Clemson University (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Richard Williams, Reynolds professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Quantifying recombination dynamics in Srl2:Eu2+ with material variations: mechanisms and scintillator optimization” has been funded by the US Department of Energy and the Fisk University (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Sarah Raynor, associate professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions to Nonlinear Dispersive Equations” has been funded by the Simons Foundation.
Congratulations to Gloria Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Teaching genetics with tomatoes” has been funded by the American Society of Plant Biologists.
October 31st, 2012 | Events
The Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions invite faculty and staff to Thursdays at the Porter B. Byrum Welcome and Admissions Center on Nov. 1.
A wine and cheese reception will run from 4-4:30 p.m., followed by a program from 4:30-5:15 p.m. that will feature Jennifer Burg, Michael Sloan and Sean Hannah.
Burg, professor of computer science, will share curriculum material developed for interdisciplinary courses in digital sound and music, linking concepts, applications, and science at various levels of abstraction.
Sloan, assistant professor of classical languages, will discuss his new book, The Harmonious Organ of Sedulius Scottus, surveying the influence of the proto-humanist Sedulius in the Carolingian age and beyond through his reception and transmission of classical thought and texts.
Hannah, a professor of management, the J. Tylee Wilson Chair of Business Ethics, Schools of Business, and Colonel, U.S. Army-Retired, will discuss character and ethics in the business profession and on-going and future efforts in the Schools of Business to develop leaders of character who have the capacity to get results with integrity.