June 18th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty had writings published in May 2013:
Cunningham, Patricia. (Education). What Really Matters in Vocabulary: Research-Based Practices Across the Curriculum, 2nd ed. Pearson. March 2013.
Parent, Anthony S., Jr. (History), & Ulrike Wiethaus (Religion), Eds. Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History. Peter Lang. April 2013.
Yamagishi, Takakazu, & Michael C. Pisapia. (Politics & International Affairs). American Politics from American and Japanese Perspectives. Daigaku Kyoiku Shuppan. March 2013.
May 15th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty had writings published in April 2013:
Bardon, Adrian, & Heather Dyke, Eds. (Philosophy). A Companion to the Philosophy of Time (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series). Wiley-Blackwell. April 2013.
Fisher, Louis, & Katy J. Harriger. (Politics & International Affairs). American Constitutional Law, 10th ed. Carolina Academic Press. March 2013.
Hyde, Michael J., & James A. Herrick, Eds. (Communication). After the Genome: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future (Studies in Rhetoric and Religion series). Baylor University Press. April 2013.
Pressley, Lauren, Craig Fansler, Kevin Gilbertson, Rebecca Petersen, Kaeley McMahan, Gretchen Edwards, & Audra Eagle Yun, Eds. (Z. Smith Reynolds Library). Research like a Librarian: Accessing Information in the 21st Century. WFU Digital Publishing. April 2013.
Whaples, Robert M., & Randall E. Parker, Eds. (Economics). The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History (Routledge International Handbooks). Routledge. March 2013.
April 23rd, 2013 | Faculty News
Mary M. Dalton and Laura R. Linder published “Teacher TV: Iconic Images of Teachers on American Television” in How “the Teacher” Is Presented in Literature, History, Religion, and the Arts: Cross-cultural Analyses of a Stereotype eds. Raymond McCluskey and Stephen Mckinney. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 225-236, March 15, 2013.
Dalton is a professor of communication, film studies, and women’s and gender studies and the co-director of the Documentary Film Program.
April 11th, 2013 | Staff News
Update from Institutional Research:
Ross A. Griffith, director, is a co-author of the chapter, “Administrative Aspects of Accreditation and Assessment” in the 2013 published book, Organization and Administration in Higher Education.
Ross A. Griffith and Ixavier A. Higgins, graduate student assistant, co-presented “What Drives Student Satisfaction?” at the conference of the North and South Carolina Associations for Institutional Research (NCAIR and SCAIR) in Charleston, S.C., on March 3.
The presentation can be accessed at: http://www.wfu.edu/ir/docs/ncair2013.pptx.
March 21st, 2013 | Faculty News
“America is Asking All the Wrong Questions about Drones,” an op-ed by Jack Amoureux, a visiting assistant professor of politics and international affairs, was published by U.S. News on March 19.
Amoureux, who joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2011, teaches “The Politics of Technology and Violence.”
March 13th, 2013 | Faculty News
Kristen Beavers, a visiting professor in health and exercise science, was recently featured in the Winston-Salem Journal after her manuscript was published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The study found an increase in fat throughout the thigh is likely to contribute to mobility loss in otherwise healthy older adults.
“As people age, they are more likely to gain fat in and around their muscles,” Beavers said. “We speculated that gaining fat in the leg muscle itself would be related to a slowed walking speed.”
In older adults, a significant decrease in walking speed can be a predictor of disability, which can lead to a loss of independence and the ability to live in their home.
Read more in the Winston-Salem Journal »
March 11th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty had writings published in February 2013:
Furr, R. Michael, & Verne R. Bacharach. (Psychology). Psychometrics: An Introduction, 2nd edition. SAGE. February 2013
Morone, James, & Rogan Kersh. (Provost and Politics & International Affairs). By the People: Debating American Government. Oxford University Press. December 2012.
March 8th, 2013 | Faculty News
Mary Dalton published “Conquer or Connect: Power, Patterns, and the Gendered Narrative” in the Journal of Film and Video, Volume 65, Nos. 1-2, Spring/Summer 2013, pp. 23-29. Dalton is a professor of communication, film studies, and women’s and gender studies at Wake Forest, as well as the co-director of the Documentary Film Program.
February 20th, 2013 | Faculty News
In a storytelling approach that weaves contemporary examples together with historical context, Provost Rogan Kersh’s new book “By The People: Debating American Government” explores the themes and ideas that drive the great debates in American government and politics.
Kersh co-authored the textbook with James A. Morone, professor of political science at Brown University. Intended for use in introductory political science courses, it was published in December by Oxford University Press.
The authors took the title from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the most famous line in the speech, “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
Each chapter starts with fun facts designed to frame the reality of American politics and government. The goal of the authors is to get students to engage with, think about and debate the merits of U.S. government and politics.
“We’ve been working out the story line for this book throughout our teaching careers,” Kersh said. “We’ve taught everything from very large lectures to small seminars. Like all teachers we’ve learned through trial and error. We’ve worked hard to pack this book with the stories, questions and features that our students have found effective.”
A leading scholar in American political science, Kersh is best known for his work on health reform, obesity politics and interest groups/lobbying. He has published two books, more than 50 academic articles, and has provided commentary on U.S politics for dozens of media outlets including CNN, Newsweek, and The New York Times.
Go to www.bythepeople.oup.com to read the book’s preface and watch video clips of Kersh and his co-author discussing the book.
February 13th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty had writings published in January 2013:
Coates, David. (Politics & International Affairs). Pursuing the Progressive Case?: Observing Obama in Real Time. iUniverse. December 2012.
Sparks, Karol K., & Harding de C. Williams. (School of Law, Adjunct). The Keys to Banking Law: A Handbook for Lawyers. American Bar Association. November 2012.