Congratulations to Brad Jones, professor of chemistry and dean of Graduate Programs in Arts and Sciences (Reynolda Campus), whose proposal entitled “NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.
Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Understanding and Tailoring Diffusion and Co-Adsorption Inside the Confined Pores of Metal-Organic Frameworks” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Congratulations to Ana Iltis,professor of philosophy, whose proposal entitled “APOLLO Scientific and Data Research Center Application” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “A United Theory of van der Waals forces in Non-Local Density Functional Theory” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.
Congratulations to Nelson Brunsting, director of global research and assessment, who proposal entitled “Developing Secondary Teachers’ and Students’ Global Competency” has been funded by Tower Bridge International.
Congratulations to Paul Anderson, whose proposal entitled “Studies relating to black hole evaporation and to the validity of the semiclassical approximation in cosmology” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.
Congratulations to Wake Forest faculty who have received promotions, effective July 1.
Promotion to Full Professor
Erik Johnson, Biology
John Petrocelli, Psychology
Kendall Tarte, French Studies
Timo Thonhauser, Physics
Julie Wayne, School of Business
Promotion to Associate Professor
Christina Dalton, Economics
Francis Flanagan, Economics
T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Classics
Sarah Hogan, English
Tiffany Judy, Spanish and Italian Studies
Dónal Mulcahy, Education
Andrew Rodekohr, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Joanna Ruocco, English
Katherine Shaner, School of Divinity
Penelope Sinanoglou, History
John Sumanth, School of Business
Mir Yarfitz, History
Promotion to Professor of Law
Harold Lloyd, School of Law
Andrew Verstein, School of Law
Promotion to Clinical Professor of Law
Mark Rabil, School of Law
Promotion to Senior Librarian
Promotion to Librarian
Mary Beth Lock, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Promotion to Full Teaching Professor
Leah Roy, Theatre & Dance
Promotion to Associate Teaching Professor
Rian Bowie, English
Jenny Pyke, English
Ali Sakkal, Education
Randi Saloman, English
Silvia Tiboni-Craft, Spanish and Italian
David Wren, Chemistry
Promotion to Associate Professor of the Practice
Brian Calhoun, Education
Chris Copeland, School of Divinity
James Ross, Health & Exercise Science
Categories: Inside WFU
Congratulations to Richard Williams, professor emeritus of physics, whose proposal entitled “Improvement of Scintillators mainly Experimental WFU subcontract from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of California.
Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Synthesizing Novel Metal Organic Frameworks with tailored Physical, Chemical, Optical, and Electrical Properties” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and by (subaward/subcontract from) the University of Texas at Dallas.
Congratulations to Keith Bonin, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Real-Time Dopamine Signaling and Ethanol Drinking Behavior” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Congratulations to Gloria K. Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Flavonoid regulation of root architecture through reactive oxygen species signaling” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.
For nearly 10 years, Wake Forest University’s Centers and Institutes have added greatly to the scholarly and creative life of campus, helping enhance both the impact and visibility of faculty engagement across disciplines. Wake Forest salutes and congratulates the faculty and staff who currently serve in, or have recently concluded, directorships and related leadership roles:
- A new Center is in its planning-grant year, the Center for Functional Materials. Timo Thonhauser and Oana Jurchescu, both of our Department of Physics, serve as Co-planning Directors. The Center aims to bring together faculty from physics, chemistry, engineering and medicine to explore organic electronics, metal-organic framework materials and other next-generation materials.
- Marianne Magjuka became the Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute in September. Wake Forest thanks Melissa Harris-Perry, who previously served as the Executive Director and whose term as Faculty Director concluded at the end of the fall semester, for her three-year tenure at the helm of PHI and her ongoing direction of the Anna Julia Cooper Center.
- Recently, Dan Cohen was named John C. Whitaker, Jr. Executive Director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship (ICE), with Paul Pauca taking the helm as ICE Faculty Director. University leaders extend their gratitude to Polly Black, outgoing director, and Bill Conner, who, until recently, served as Faculty Director since ICE’s inception.