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ACE Fellows announced for 2015-16

Twelve Wake Forest faculty members have been named to the University’s 2015-2016 class of Academic Community Engagement (ACE) Fellows.

In its 17th year, the ACE Fellowship program provides support for selected faculty members interested in integrating some form of community engagement into classes. Each year, up to 12 fellows are selected by the faculty director of the ACE Fellows Program, the ACE Advisory Council, the director of the Teaching and Learning Center and the Dean of the College.

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July 2015 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in July 2015:

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Department Chairs and administrative assistants for 2015-16

Please find below a list of academic department chairs and their administrative assistants for 2015-2016, as of July 1, 2015:

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July 2015 faculty milestones

See a list of faculty milestones for July 2015:

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Faculty publications: June updates

Mary Dalton



Dalton, Mary M., Rebecca Steiner, & Candis Tate, Eds. (Communication). Critical Media Studies: Student Essays on THE WIRE. Library Partners Press. May 2015.



Wake Forest English professor Judith Madera, Thursday, July 19, 2012.



Madera, Judith. (English). Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature. Duke University Press. June 2015.






Zhang, Qiong. (History). Making the New World Their Own: Chinese Encounters With Jesuit Science in the Age of Discovery (Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions series, Book 15). Brill Academic. June 2015.


Retiring faculty and staff members

A message from President Nathan Hatch

As we prepare to celebrate Commencement and the achievements of the Class of 2015, we also pause to recognize and honor the outstanding careers of our retiring faculty and staff members.

Please join me in thanking this distinguished group of leaders, colleagues, mentors and friends and congratulating them on more than 500 years of combined service to Wake Forest University:

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Faculty Fellowships and promotions

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who have been awarded fellowships and recieved promotions.

Wake Forest Faculty Fellowships______________________________

The Wake Forest Faculty Fellowship is a program of financial support designed to honor our best teacher-scholars. Recipients are:
Rebecca Alexander (CHM), The F.M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellowship<
Laura Aull (ENG), The Dunn-Riley Faculty Fund Fellowship
Christa Colyer (CHM), The Robert & Debra Lee Faculty Fellowship
Mary Dalton (COM), The Reinsch/Pierce Family Fellowship
Katy Harriger (POL), The Tatum Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
Omaar Hena (ENG), The Young Family Faculty Fellowship
Peter Kairoff (MUS), The Denton Family Faculty Fellowship
John Pickel (ART), The Hoak Family Faculty Fellowship
Albert Rives (CHM), The Gale Family Faculty Fellowship
Michael Sloan (CLA), The Kenyon Family Faculty Fellowship
Eric Stottlemyer (ENG), The Bitove Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
Robert Whaples (ECN), The Hough Family Faculty Fellowship
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March 2015 faculty publications



Aull, Laura. (English). First-Year University Writing: A Corpus-Based Study with Implications for Pedagogy. Palgrave Macmillan. March 2015.




Wake Forest Romance languages professor Tiffany Judy, Thursday, May 14, 2015.



Judy, Tiffany, & Silvia Perpiñán, Eds. (Romanace Languages). The Acquisition of Spanish in Understudied Language Pairings. John Benjamins Publishing. March 2015.

2015-16 Faculty Fellows Announced

south.300x175Wake Forest prioritizes engagement inside and outside of the classroom. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio and national recognition, like the U.S. News #11 ranking for undergraduate teaching, the Faculty Fellows program is an extension of the University’s teacher-scholar model.

The Faculty Fellows program increases faculty-student engagement by promoting informal, regular interactions between students and faculty in the residence halls for first-year students. The program fosters exceptional faculty-student engagement and helps to educate the whole person through enriching the intellectual, cultural, and social lives of the first-year students.

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Research presented at applied linguistics conference

AAAL-2015-Aull_Bandarage_RichardsonThanks to URECA and the WFU Humanities Institute, Assistant Professor of English Laura Aull and two Wake Forest URECA fellows, Dineth Bandarage and Meredith Richardson, who presented their research at the international American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference in Toronto, Canada.

The title of their presentation was “Argumentative Scope in First-Year Writing: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis and Recommendations for Instruction.”