Congratulations to Wake Forest faculty who have received promotions, effective July 1.
Promotion to Full Professor
Fred Chen, Economics
Adam Friedman, Education
Jed Macosko, Physics
Rebecca Morrow, School of Law
Lynn Neal, Study of Religions
Wayne Pratt, Psychology
Sarah Raynor, Mathematics and Statistics
Fred Salsbury, Physics
Michelle Voss Roberts, School of Divinity
Promotion to Associate Professor
Mark Alan Brown, Education
Amy Catanzano, English
Benjamin Coates, History
Chanchal Dadlani, Art
Sara Dahill-Brown, Politics and International Affairs
Robert Erhardt, Mathematics & Statistics
Eranda Jayawickreme, Psychology
Eric Jones, Anthropology
Zak Lancaster, English
Ronald Neal, Study of Religions
John Oksanish, Classical Languages
Jennifer Priem, Communication
Ron Von Burg, Communication
Ke Zhang, Biology
Promotion to Full Professor of Legal Writing
Harold Lloyd, School of Law
Abigail Perdue, School of Law
Promotion to Senior Librarian
Steve Kelley, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Promotion to Associate Teaching Professor
Eric Ekstrand, English
Heath Greene, Psychology
Anna Kate Lack, Biology
Eric Stottlemyer, English
Brian Warren, Classical Languages
Elisabeth Whitehead, English
Promotion to Full Professor of the Practice
Justin Green, Communication
Promotion to Associate Professor of the Practice
Chris Martin, Theatre and Dance
Categories: Inside WFU
From foreign policy to education policy, Wake Forest University will host “Election 2016: Debating the Issues,” a three-day series of forums featuring national and regional experts offering different perspectives on key election issues. Free and open to the public, the sessions will be held Oct. 25, 26, and 27.
“The purpose of the conference is to leave the audience better briefed on key issues now in debate in this election, and better informed about the various candidates’ policy positions on these issues,” said David Coates, professor of politics and international affairs and one of the organizers of the event.
Conservative and liberal voices are represented on panels moderated by Wake Forest professors. Speakers include members of the Council on Foreign Relations, immigration policy analysts from the Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress, a member of President Obama’s economic team, an economics columnist from the American Enterprise Institute, an education policy researcher, leading journalists covering North Carolina politics and a high school teacher.
Two 90-minute moderated panels ending with a question-and-answer session will be held each day beginning in the late afternoon. All sessions will be held in Pugh Auditorium in Benson University Center on the Wake Forest campus. The schedule is below. Additional details are posted on the conference website.
TUESDAY, OCT. 25
Foreign Policy and National Security
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Moderator: David Coates, politics professor at Wake Forest
Jennifer Harris is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and co-author of “War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft.” She previously served on the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State and was responsible for global markets, geoeconomic issues and energy security. She is a Wake Forest graduate.
Henry Nau, professor at George Washington University, is a Council on Foreign Relations member and author of “Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman and Reagan.” He served on President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council and currently co-directs the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program which organizes semiannual meetings with members of the U.S. Congress, Japanese Diet and Korean National Assembly.
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Moderators: Robert Whaples and Todd McFall, Wake Forest economics professors
Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, served as chief economist and economic advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden from 2009 to 2011, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.
James Pethokoukis is a columnist and blogger at the American Enterprise Institute. He has previously served as the Washington columnist for Reuters Breakingviews, the opinion and commentary wing of Thomson Reuters and as business editor and columnist for U.S. News & World Report.
Twelve Wake Forest faculty members have been named to the University’s 2015-2016 class of Academic Community Engagement (ACE) Fellows.
In its 17th year, the ACE Fellowship program provides support for selected faculty members interested in integrating some form of community engagement into classes. Each year, up to 12 fellows are selected by the faculty director of the ACE Fellows Program, the ACE Advisory Council, the director of the Teaching and Learning Center and the Dean of the College.
Sara Dahill-Brown, assistant professor, has been named an Emerging Education Policy Scholar by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The program brings up-and-coming scholars to Washington, D.C., to meet with education-policy experts and to share and brainstorm exciting new directions for K-12 education research. The program focuses on three over-arching goals:
- To foster an opportunity for talented, promising scholars to connect with other scholars in their field, as well as to introduce them to key players in the education-policy arena;
- To expand the pool of talent and ideas from which the education-policy arena currently draws; and
- To increase understanding of how the worlds of policy and practice intersect with scholarly research in education and related fields.