See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in June 2014.
July 10th, 2014 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Reynolds Professor of Biology Susan Fahrbach, whose proposal entitled “Allatrotropic actions on insulin in honey bees” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.
Congratulations to Janine Jennings, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “LIFE DMAQC” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LIFE DMAQC (Data Management, Analysis and Quality Control Center)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences.
May 7th, 2014 | University Announcement
The Wake Forest Professorship award is an endowed chair position and is among the University’s highest honors. The selection criteria include exceptional skill and sustained dedication in the classroom; outstanding commitment to student learning and growth beyond the classroom; a wide-reaching and significant record in scholarly and creative work; a sustained exemplary service to the department, the discipline, the College, the University and the broader scholarly community.
Recipients of the Wake Forest Professorships are:
May 5th, 2014 | University Announcement
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2014 election. The seven new SAC representatives are: Jennifer Abbinett (Human Resources), Amy Ciaccia (Financial & Accounting Service), Blake Edmunds (Athletics), Sharon Fortner (University Police), Nancy Metcalf (Center for Global Programs and Studies), Tracy Pinto (Registrar’s Office), Amber Wall (Residence Life & Housing), Rachel Weaver (Information Systems) and Craig Zakrzewski (Athletics).
March 5th, 2014 | University Announcement
Starting this summer, Wake Forest will offer summer courses at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center. Four faculty members will teach six courses, two in each of the following disciplines: communication, psychology and English.
This new summer initiative will benefit both students and faculty who live in or near the city, said Randall Rogan, dean of academic programming and planning. “It can be prohibitive for faculty to come to Wake to teach if they don’t live in Winston-Salem,” he added. “We also expect a positive turnout of students since around 300 students initially expressed interest in taking classes in Charlotte.”
The decision has already received positive feedback from faculty members. “Students have the opportunity to study in some other place than Winston-Salem,” says Marina Krcmar, an associate professor in communication who lives in Charlotte. “It also allows me to teach for a summer to both Wake and non-Wake students close to home.” Krcmar will teach two communication courses.
Cathy Seta, professor of psychology; John Petrocelli, associate professor of psychology; and Sharon Raynor, visiting assistant professor in the writing program, will teach the other courses. Classes will run June 2-27.
Outside of the Triad, more Wake Forest alumni live in the Charlotte area than any other geographic region. Rogan said adding undergraduate summer school classes from the College to the business school offerings already available in uptown Charlotte is a natural extension of the University’s commitment to students, faculty, staff and alumni in the area.
By Elizabeth Law (’14), Wake Forest News and Communication Intern
January 29th, 2014 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Walter J. Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LookAhead Extension” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Katy J. Harriger, professor and department chair of politics and international affairs, whose proposal entitled “Follow-up Study on the impact of the Democracy Fellows program on alumni” has been funded by the Kettering Foundation. Also included in the project were Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology and associate dean of academic advising and Jill McMillan, professor emerita and research professor of communication.
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December 16th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty members have been selected to serve as resident professors at the Wake Forest overseas houses in 2015-2016:
Worrell House (London)
- Fall 2015: Page West (Business)
- Spring 2016: Mary Wayne-Thomas (Theatre)
Flow House (Vienna)
- Fall 2015: Robert Hellyer (History)
- Spring 2016: Lisa Kiang (Psychology)
Casa Artom (Venice)
- Fall 2015: Jacqui Carrasco (Music)
- Spring 2016: Wanda Balzano (Women’s and Gender Studies)
November 5th, 2013 | Faculty News
Terry Blumenthal recently was named the president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, an international organization of neuroscientists. The appointment came while he was attending the group’s annual meeting, held this year in Florence, Italy.
Blumenthal is a professor of psychology who has taught at Wake Forest since 1987.
Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “What are the Real Benefits of hardship: Examining Possibilities for Behavior Growth Following Adversity” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Congratulations to Timothy (Nate) French, Magnolia Scholars Program director, whose proposal entitled “Summer Bridge” has been funded by the US Department of Education and the NC Independent Colleges and Universities (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Invariant Theory of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras” has been funded by the Simon Foundation.