Congratulations to Sara Kugler, director of external partnerships & initiatives at the Anna Julia Cooper Center, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: AGEP Transformation Alliance: Bridging the PhD to Postdoc to Faculty Transitions for Women of Color in STEM” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Congratulations to Pat Nixon, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pre-natal Events, Post-natal Consequences II (Competitive Renewal)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Gail O’Day, dean and professor of the School of Divinity, whose proposal entitled “Financial Well-Being for Pastoral Leaders” has been funded by the Lilly Endowment.
Congratulations to Bob Plemmons, professor of mathematics and statistics, whose proposal entitled “Innovations in Statistical Image Analysis and Applications to 3D Imaging for Improved SSA” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and by [subaward/subcontract from] University of New Mexico (WFU funding agency).
Categories: Faculty News
This is an update to a previous announcement regarding faculty promotions:
Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who have received promotions, recently.
Promoted to full professor:
Miriam Ashley-Ross (Biology)
Michaelle Browers (Politics and International Affairs)
Judy Kem (Romance Languages)
Stephen Murphy (Romance Languages)
Promoted to associate professor:
Michael Anderson (Biology)
R. Jarrod Atchison (Communication)
Tina Boyer (German and Russian)
Hana Brown (Sociology)
Samuel Cho (Physics and Computer Science)
John Dalton (Economics)
Susan Harlan (English)
Sarah Mason (Mathematics and Statistics)
Gregory Parks (Law)
John Ruddiman (History)
Michael Sloan (Classical Languages)
Joel Tauber (Art)
Andrew Verstein (Law)
Christian Waugh (Psychology)
Heiko Wiggers (German and Russian)
Promoted to associate librarian:
Jeffrey M. Eller
Promoted to teaching professor:
Lynn Book (Theatre/Dance)
Angela King (Chemistry)
Kathryn Levy (Music)
Pat Lord (Biology)
Darlene May (Romance Languages)
Al Rives (Chemistry)
Promoted to associate teaching professor:
Jack Dostal (Physics)
David Hagy (Music)
Adam Kadlac (Philosophy)
Promoted to professor of the practice:
Justin Catanoso (English)
Yasuko Rallings (East Asian Languages)
Promoted to associate professor of the practice:
Brantly Shapiro (Theatre/Dance)
Peter Brubaker, professor of Health and Exercise Science, has been named Faculty Athletics Representative of Wake Forest University.
President Nathan O. Hatch appointed Brubaker to a three-year term to provide a faculty viewpoint in the administration of intercollegiate athletic programs. He succeeds math professor Richard Carmichael who has held the position since 2003.
“We’ve had very strong Faculty Athletics Representatives in the past and Pete will continue this tradition,” Hatch said. “Pete exemplifies what you want in this position. He’s a great teacher, a great researcher and a strong administrator. He has great understanding of varsity athletes and for all those reasons, he will make a great representative for Wake Forest.”
As the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), Brubaker will act on behalf of the president and report to him, representing athletics to faculty and faculty to athletics to ensure the appropriate balance between academics and intercollegiate athletics. Major areas of responsibility include academic oversight, student-athlete welfare, compliance and representing Wake Forest at meetings of the NCAA and ACC which mandate the position.
Brubaker, who has taught at Wake Forest for 25 years, said the appointment is an honor. “I know it’s an important role, and I’m totally committed to working closely with the administration, faculty and athletics department to help protect the well established integrity and outstanding academic performance of our student athlete,” he said.
Having hundreds of student athletes come through his classrooms over the years, coupled with his personal experience of being the father of a collegiate athlete at Wake Forest, he said, has given him an appreciation and understanding of what college athletes face.
“I know first hand the challenges of maintaining a healthy academic and athletic balance in college. I’m generally impressed with how well Wake Forest athletes are able do this,” he said.
Brubaker also serves as the HES department’s graduate program director. He is well-regarded for his research and clinical experience in the area of exercise physiology and cardiovascular disease prevention/rehabilitation.
Please find below a list of academic department chairs and their administrative assistants for 2015-2016, as of July 1, 2015: