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Faculty publications: March updates

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Blee, Lisa. (History). Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice. The University of North Carolina Press. March 2014.

Duke, Steven T. (Center for Global Programs and Studies). Forwards by Steven S. Reinemund (School of Business) & Ken Bouyer. Preparing to Study Abroad: Learning to Cross Cultures. Stylus Publishing. February 2014.

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Escott, Paul D. (History). Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States. University Press of Florida. March 2014.

Garrison, Ray H., Eric W. Noreen, & Peter C. Brewer. (School of Business). Managerial Accounting, 15th ed. McGraw-Hill. January 2014.

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Johnston, Lucas F., & Whitney Bauman, Eds. (Religion). Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities. Routledge. February 2014.

Miller, Christian B. (Philosophy). Character and Moral Psychology. Oxford University Press. March 2014.

Newsome, Deborah W., & Samuel T. Gladding (Counseling). Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency Settings, 4th ed. Pearson. July 2013.

Yamane, David. (Sociology). Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape. Oxford University Press. February 2014.

Religion professor profiled by American Academy of Religion

nelly.vandornharder.300x175Nelly Van Doorn-Harder, professor of Islamic studies, was featured in the American Academy of Religion (AAR)’s “Religious Studies News.”

Van Doorn-Harder served as the chair of the organization’s program committee for the past three years.  The interview outlines the various new policies and initiatives that were put in place during her tenure.

Van Doorn-Harder is the author of several works on Coptic Christianity and Indonesian Islam, including “The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership from the Ottoman Period to the Present” (AUC Press, 2011)

The AAR is a learned society and professional association of teachers and research scholars with about 9,000 members who teach in some 900 colleges, universities, seminaries and schools in North America and abroad.

Van Doorn-Harder has served in the leadership of a number of program units in the AAR. She served as chair of the Study of Islam Section from 2004–2008. She founded and has chaired the Middle Eastern Christianity Group since 2009, and she served on the AAR’s Governance Task Force, which revamped the AAR’s entire governance structure, from 2008–2010.

Five staff members earn CORE certification

Marc Jones, Sheila Lockhart, Tammy Griffin and Stephanie Reitz have earned their CORE certification.

Jones, Lockhart, Griffin and Reitz

Five staff members have completed the necessary requirements for the CORE certification offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC). Recipients are: Tammy Griffin, Dean’s Office; Marc Jones, Facilities and Campus Services; Sheila Lockhart, Department of Religion; Jennifer Price, Facilities and Campus Services; Stephanie Reitz, Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society

CORE, which stands for “Cultivating our Organization to Realize Excellence,” was launched in September of 2011 as an outcome of the climate survey to offer more sustained developmental options for faculty and staff on campus. CORE is built around five competencies that are meaningful and relevant to the campus: communication, community, leadership, organizational acumen and personal progression.

The CORE Program allows participants to recognize personal and professional strengths that can be applied to better themselves and the campus community.

Learn more about the CORE curriculum here.

Follow @thepdc for the latest news on professional development at Wake Forest.

WFU soliciting Commencement speaker nominations

Dear Wake Forest community:

As members of the Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee, we look forward to engaging our graduating students and other members of the university community in the selection process of our 2014 Commencement speaker. As we begin this exciting task, we look to you to provide us with speaker nominations for Commencement 2014.

Please submit your suggestions to CSAC@wfu.edu by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25.  Submissions must include:

  • Name of nominee
  • Two to three paragraphs answering the following question: “Why do you think this person would be an exceptional Commencement speaker at Wake Forest University?”
  • Any contact name(s) for your nomination (if possible) and/or any connection to Wake Forest.

We are especially interested in hearing from graduating students. Suggestions are also gratefully welcomed from faculty and staff.

As you can imagine, persons of this caliber are in high demand. While we hope to host a speaker from suggestions we receive, we cannot guarantee that our invitations will be accepted.  Your thoughts will be vital to informing our approach and to selecting a speaker.

This committee is dedicated to the transparency of this process, but please understand that the actual invitation process must remain confidential. Announcement of the Class of 2014’s commencement speaker will follow a similar timeline as in years past.

We look forward to reviewing your nominations.

Sincerely,
The Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee

Rogan Kersh, Provost, Chair
Francie Fisher, Wake Forest Fellow, Provost’s Office
Mary Foskett, Professor, Religion
Jim O’Connell, Wake Forest Fellow, President’s Office
Samantha Perrotta, Event and Project Manager, Provost’s Office
Aubrey Peterson, President, Student Union
Mary Pugel, Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Jennifer Richwine, Assistant Vice President, University Events
Jay Sehgal, Student Trustee
Jacqueline Sutherland, Student Government President
Mark Welker, Professor, Chemistry

August 2013 faculty milestones

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July 2013 comings and goings

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Parent, Wiethaus publish book with multiple WFU authors

Anthony Parent and Ulrike Wiethaus of Wake Forest have published a book which includes their own work as well as that of many other Wake Forest authors: “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History.” It was published by Peter Lang Publishing in April.

Parent is a professor of history and American ethnic studies, and Wiethaus is a professor of religion and American ethnic studies, as well as being a 2013 Community Solutions Fellow with the Institute for Public Engagement.

Parent and Wiethaus wrote the introduction (“Un-doing Southern Silences”), and Parent wrote two chapters: “‘Home’ and ‘House’ in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” and “Slave Songs as a Public Poetics of Resistance.”

Other Wake Forest authors and their chapter titles:

  • Beth Hopkins, director of outreach for the School of Law, “The Making of an African American Family”
  • Margaret Bender, associate professor of anthropology, “Language Loss and Resilience in Cherokee Medicinal Texts”
  • Margaret Zulick, associate professor of communication, “The Suppression of Native American Presence in the Protestant Myth of America”
  • Nina Maria Lucas; associate professor, director of dance, artistic director of the Dance Company; “Dancing as Protest: Three African American Choreographers, 1940–1960″
  • Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology; Joseph Grzywacz, associate director for research, Center for Worker Health, associate professor, department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine; “African-American Mothers of Adolescents: Resilience and Strengths”
  • Stephen Boyd, John Allen Easley Professor of Religion, “The Visceral Roots of Racism”
  • More publications

    Steven GunkelIn addition to his work on this book, Gunkel has recently published three entries in the Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (Sage; 2nd Edition; July 2013): “Bernard Madoff,” Insider Trading Sanctions Act,” and “Times Beach Contamination.”

  • Ronald Neal, visiting assistant professor of religion, “Race, Class, and the Traumatic Legacy of Southern Masculinity”
  • Ana-Maria Wahl, associate professor of sociology; and Steven Gunkel, lecturer in sociology; “‘Living High on the Hog’? Race, Class and Union Organizing in Rural North Carolina”

Proposals funded: Williams, Crainshaw

Richard WilliamsCongratulations to Richard T. Williams, Reynolds professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Research on Scintillator Materials and Mechanisms: LaBr3 with co-doping, and other topics to be determined” has been funded by the Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc. Also, his proposal entitled “Physics of Scintillator Nonproportionality” has been funded by the US Department of Energy and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (WFU funding agency).

Jill CrainshawCongratulations to Jill Crainshaw, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of worship/liturgical theologian, whose proposal entitled “Doing Theology at the Table” has been funded by the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship.

July 2013 faculty milestones

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July 2013 staff milestones

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