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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See a list of faculty milestones in July 2014:
The Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of the College are pleased to announce this year’s STEP Grant recipients. Faculty of the College and ZSR were encouraged to explore technology-enhanced teaching, learning, research, scholarly and creative work, or the development of course materials and online courses for summer 2014 and the academic year 2014-15.
Proposals for development of online courses for non-resident students in summer school were reviewed by the Online Education Committee (OLEC), while proposals for other exploration of technology were evaluated by the Committee on Information Technology (CIT).
The awarded recipients and respective projects are as follows:
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics Jerid Francom has been awarded $25,000 by The National Endowment for the Humanities to study Spanish language use and cultural trends. Francom will spend the spring semester traveling to Spain, Mexico and Argentina collecting data on word usage in these countries and pairing the results with in-field psychological testing.
Using cutting-edge computer technology, the combination of objective data processing and behavioral investigation is expected offer new insights into similarities and differences between these Spanish-speaking countries — the triangle of the Hispanic world. The research will be used to modernize Spanish language and culture teaching methods and better prepare students for study abroad experiences.
Francom joined the Department of Romance Languages in 2009.
Congratulations to professor Jerid Francom, whose proposal entitled “ACIV-ES: a novel Spanish-language corpus for linguistic and cultural comparisons between communities of the Hispanic world” was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).