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Faculty Scholarship

Randolph College professors are scholars with a passion for teaching. They are leaders in their fields, actively engaging in research, publishing, and creative activity, but they also love to engage their students in the classroom through lively classroom discussions, insightful lectures, and hands-on experiences.

Recent Faculty Activities

David Schwartz speaks on The Ethics and Politics of Consumption at international panel
Randolph Professor Invited Speaker on International Panel

Amy R. Cohen's paper honored at national meeting
Paper looks at practices of teaching Greek drama.

Gary Dop has poems published, honored
Assistant professor's work nominated for Pushcart Prize.

Kelly Malone Dudley recently appeared in the Chicago premiere of
Glenn Leslie's Chicago-area showing:

Kaija Mortensen presents research at conference
Assistant professor looks the term "know how"

Zalewski presents paper & chairs panel at SECAC

English Professor wins 2014 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry
Bunny Goodjohn's book is due for publication in May 2015

Randolph English professor publishes new work

Art professor presents talk on recently published article
Leanne Zalewski speaks at Poplar Forest

Faculty Member Signs Contract for New Book
Bunny Goodjohn's second novel will be released in 2015

William Coulter to present paper at national conference
The English professor will also have a paper published in the Southeastern Renaissance Conference's annual publication.

Dance professor to perform in Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival
Kelly Malone Dudley '95 will begin her third season with Endstation Theatre Company this summer

Student Research Wins Major Award
A high school student working with a Randolph faculty member is advanced to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Bunny Goodjohn Publishes poem in publication
Goodjohn's work was published in the Southern Women's Review

Professor and Alumna Participate in the U.S. Invitational Young Physicist Tournament
Peter Sheldon, a Randolph professor, joined Kacey Meaker '08 at the event

Randolph Professor Receives Virginia Professional Archaeologist of the Year award
Lori Lee was presented the award from the Archeological Society of Virginia.

Physics students and faculty present papers at national physics meeting

Science Festival wins Virginia Science and Math Coalition award
The award recognizes the Randolph College Science Festival for its effectiveness in science education.

Levitating Superconductor Research
Faculty/Student research collaboration with Central Virginia Governor's School

Science and education faculty publish paper
The paper outlines ideas that classroom teachers can use to improve the perception students have of science

Sociology professor Danielle Currier publishes research on hookup culture.
The article appeared in the October issue of Gender & Society

Randolph art professor presents paper at Southeastern College Art Conference

Leanne Zalewski participates in conference in The Netherlands

English faculty member leads panel discussion at book festival
Gary Dop moderated a discussion at the Twin Cities Book Festival about teaching and defining literary classics.

English professor publishes poems with Prime Number Magazine
The 43rd edition of Prime Number Magazine included three poems from Bunny Goodjohn.

Film and book reviews by Françoise Watts to be published in The French Review
The reviews will be published in May 2014

Chad Beck Presents Research at Global Media Conference
Mexican Television Sales, Ratings System, and Citizenship

Coulter to present at Southern Renaissance Conference
Paper will examine poetry of Ben Jonson.

Françoise Watts presents at Foreign Language Association of Virginia Conference.

Gary Dop publishes three poems
The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review and 2River View published some of Dop's poetry

French professor presents at Napoleonic Historical Society Conference
Françoise Watts presented a paper about the correspondance of Josephine de Beauharnais correspondence

Gerry Sherayko will conduct research at Holocaust Memorial Museum
He received a grant that will allow him to continue developing courses that he will teach in the upcoming academic year.

Amy R. Cohen chosen for selective conference on the Iliad
Only 20 professors nationwide were chosen to attend this conference, part of a series on "Ancient Greece in the Modern Classroom."

Leanne Zalewski participates in summer teaching institute in Atlanta
“Dutch Art, Patrons, and Markets,” will take place at the High Museum, Atlanta

Susan Stevens receives grant to support book project
On sabbatical next year, she will begin writing a book about the excavation of a Vandal period Christian basilica in Africa

Mara Amster publishes chapter on Renaissance bodies and sexuality

Zalewski receives Diane and Trevor Morris Fellowship

Leanne Zalewski presents paper at INCS conference.

David Schwartz chosen as keynote speaker for annual forum at Centenary College
Schwartz, who was recently appointed to the APA's Committee on Public Policy, will also speak at Davidson College

Society of Physics Students Volunteer at Local Robotics Competition
Five students joined Peter Sheldon, physics professor, to volunteer for the First Lego League Robotics Tournament in November

Students Invited to Present at Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Science

Seven Students Present Research at the Mid-Atlantic Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship
Research was done in the Randolph College Summer Research Program

Book by Randolph Philosophy Professor Selected by Society for Business Ethics
David Schwartz to make presentation at New Orleans conference

Psychology Professors Present Research at annual conference
The Honor System: Influences on Attitudes and Behaviors

Coulter to present Johnson paper

Science Festival Article Published in SPS Observer
Peter Sheldon, a Randolph physics professor, and Thawda Aung '13 wrote the article for the issue

Randolph student, professor to present at conference
Cathy DeSilvey will discuss Yves Klein at the Southeastern College Art Conference.

Leanne Zalewski to present at feminist art history conference
Discussion will examine masculine vs feminine artists.

Professor presents at Gender, Bodies and Technology Conference
Leanne Zalewski discusses the sculpture of Jean Leon Gerome.

Zalewski article published in national journal
Professor looks at the historical importance of William Henry Vanderbilt's art collection.

Kunz to deliver Owen Lecture at Lynchburg College
English professor will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Science Saturday at the Community Market
Peter Sheldon shares news about new science discovery

Peter Sheldon named Chief Reader Designate for the AP Physics exam
In new position, Sheldon helps write the AP exams and then organizes the grading and grade-setting for the exam.

Physics Professor Katrin Schenk publishes paper on mouse behavior monitoring

Physics Professor Katrin Schenk publishes paper in Environment and Planning B.

Susan Stevens presides, presents at symposium
Paper discusses her archaelogical research at Carthage

Mark Harrison wins Best Paper award.
Business and economics professors received award at 2012 conference

Physics Professor Katrin Schenk Publishes Paper in Journal

Physics Professor Katrin Schenk and collaborators at Northwestern University and the University of Nebraska awarded CBITs pilot grant

Physics Professor Katrin Schenk Invited to Speak at French Institute
Schenk will give talk on her research at the Institute Pasteur

Bunny Goodjohn takes Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry
English professor and writing program director wins prize for five-poem manuscript

English professor named to editorial board for Fitzgerald journal
Heidi Kunz will serve as an editor for The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review

Randolph Economist Published in International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics
Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore ('97) coauthors chapter on writing in economics

Physics Faculty Chosen as Jurors for International Physics Competition
Peter Sheldon will serve as Head Juror while Tatiana Gilstrap will also serve as a juror.

Science Festival Receives $2,000 Grant from Greater Lynchburg Community Trust
Grant will fund new poetry contest for area K-12 students

Bunny Goodjohn publishes at Connecticut Review

Cambridge University Press Taps Heidi Kunz again
Essay by the Randolph English Professor will be part of a volume focused on Edith Wharton

Physics professor speaks at Big Ideas conference

Physics faculty presents electricity and lightning show to electrified audience

Chad Beck Presents Paper on Mexican News and Citizenship

Students, Faculty Present Research at MARCUS Conference
Summer research participants share results of their collaborative projects.

Tatiana Gilstrap and James Keane have article published in Environmental Earth Sciences.
Professors discover magnetic rocks in nearby Bedford county.

Lisa Broughman elected President of the Virginia Library Association
Librarian serves three-year term in leadership role of the VLA.

Physics Professor Katrin Schenk and student Zahra Adahman selected to give talk at international conference.

Physics Professor Katrin Schenk publishes paper in the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.

Cambridge University Press Taps Heidi Kunz
Essay by the Randolph English professor will be part of a volume focused on F. Scott Fitzgerald

Katrin Schenk Awarded Grant from the Alzheimer's Association
Physics professor, students developing system to monitor status of Alzheimer's patients.

William Coulter Chosen to Present Paper at Annual Conference
English professor will give paper called, ‘the difficulty of the engining: ’ Traces of the Masque in George Herbert’s The Church

Katrin Schenk's work profiled in Nature.
Article details her work on the bioinformatics of mouse behavior

Rising Senior Explores Medieval Christian Mystics and Zen Buddhists
Corbin Nall '12 works with Gordon Steffey, a professor of religious studies, during 2011 Summer Research Program

Heidi Kunz Presents Paper in France
Professor discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald's creative experimentation in three of his lesser known works.

Mara Amster and Jerry Wells '12 Use Summer Research to examine 2008 Eliot Spitzer scandal
Research uses technology to aid data collection and analysis

Randolph Professors Work to Help Local Teachers
SCHEV grant and Summer Research Program help College offer program

John Abell Publishes Letter in New York Times
July 13 publication included Abell's views on how U.S. companies can help the debt crisis

Summer Research Project focuses on mental health stigma
Caroline Mann worked with students to collect and analyze data

Randolph Students and Professor Research Rivermont History
Summer Research Project helps bring local history to life

Randolph College Students Study Edible Landscaping
Summer Research Project looked at use of landscaping plants to provide fruit, nuts, and berries

Emily Yap Chua Guest Lectures at North Carolina Governor's School
Professor speaks on gender and sexuality in American popular music.

Science Education Group Wins $140,000 SCHEV Grant
For the third year in a row, faculty will use funds to develop research-based teaching methods for elementary and middle school teachers.

Jennifer Gauthier awarded Fulbright Research Grant
Communication studies professor will conduct research this fall at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

David Schwartz Lectures at Furman University on Consumer Ethics
Randolph philosophy professor opens eyes to the ethical choices behind everyday purchases.

Kelley Deetz to Speak at College of William and Mary
Deetz to participate in the Anthropology Graduate Student Collective.

Beth Schwartz Co-Authors Book on Writing in APA Style

Randall Speer to Conduct at Lincoln Center
Professor will lead New York City choral performance on April 24.

Emily Yap Chua Performs Nationally
Concerts in Virginia will be followed with appearances in five other states

Jennifer Gauthier publishes essay on Native American/indigenous film
Work to appear in Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities

Communication Studies Professor and Student Present Research at Regional Conference

Nancy Goulde named to Fulbright National Screening Committee

Students and Faculty present at National Conference
Environmental Studies and Organic Garden students share research at the Association for the Advancement of Higher Education Conference in Denver

Chad Beck Presents at Global Fusion 2010
His presentation, "Hybridity, Genre, and In-Program Advertising on Mexico's TV Azteca," explored global advertising in Mexico

Paul Irwin named to selection committee for M. Gweneth Humphreys Award by Association for Women in Mathematics
Award honors former Randolph-Macon Woman

Laura-Gray Street Wins Poetry Prize for "Goya
English professor wins contest by Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments

Daniel Farr to serve as guest journal editor
Special issue on Fat Masculinities for Men and Masculinities

Daniel Farr to appear in Pushing Daisies Anthology
“The Queer, Quirky World of Pushing Daisies.”

Professors to Co-Guest Edit Special Issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies
Daniel Farr, Sociology & Jennifer Gauthier, Communications

Daniel Farr publishes paper in special issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies
Journal of Lesbian Studies

Professor Co-authors Chapter on Queer Indian Documentary: Khush
Daniel Farr, Sociology and Jennifer Gauthier, Communications

Katrin Schenk publishes paper in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Physics Professor Facilitates Gender Equity Project

Rick Barnes blogs from Semester at Sea
Professor teaches psychology and environmental studies courses aboard ship.

Peter Sheldon Named Associate Chief Reader of AP Physics Exam

Jennifer Gauthier wins Larew Award
Jennifer Gauthier, associate professor of communication studies, was named as the recipient of the Gillie A. Larew Distinguished Teaching Award during Convocation ceremonies August 31, 2010 at Randolph College.

Emily Chua wins inaugural Davidson faculty scholarship award
Emily Chua, associate professor of music, was named as the first recipient of the Katherine Graves Davidson Scholarship Award, during opening convocation ceremonies at Randolph College on August 31, 2010.

Randall Speer wins Davidson Award
Randall Speer, associate professor of music, was named as the recipient of the Katherine Graves Davidson Award during Convocation ceremonies August 31, 2010 at Randolph College.

Chad Beck Publishes article in International Journal of Cultural Studies
Article studies Azteca America, a U.S. Spanish language network

Holly Tatum Appears on APS Blog
Tatum's research chosen as topic of video blog.

Bunny Goodjohn named 2010 Edwin Markham Award Finalist
"Misfits" published in San Jose University's literary journal.

Randolph Receives Grant to Enhance Teacher Education with Technology
The College is one of five schools to receive the grant, funded by the Verizon Foundation through a program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC)

Biology Professor Awarded Grant for Beech Tree Research
The grant from VFIC will expand Ron Gettinger’s multi-year study of the patterns of growth and nut production in American beech trees

Yesem Kurt Published in International Journal
"Deciphering an Undergraduate Cryptology Course" included in April 2010 issue

John Justice Presents Paper at Conference

Daniel Farr Publishes Article in Anthology
"A Very Personal World: Advertisement and Identity of Trans-persons on Craigslist

Daniel Farr to Serve as Guest Editor for Journal
Men and Masculinities in Women's Studies

Daniel Farr Publishes Article in "Radical Teacher"
Title: Problematizing Sex and Gender with Transgender Marriage Law

Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore Re-elected as CUR Social Sciences Councilor

Professor Amy Cohen Presents at Foreign Language Association
Also guest-teaches class at Wellesley College

Susan Stevens to Present at National Conference
Professor will discuss archaeological research in North Africa

Pianist Emily Yap Chua performs on Nashville Public Radio
Collaborates with the Eclectic Chamber Players on the "In Studio C" program

Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore Named President-Elect of Virginia Association of Economists
Professional group promotes inquiry, education on economic issues in Virginia

Physics Faculty, Students Report Research at National Conference
Peter Sheldon and Tatiana Gilstrap present at American Physical Society National Meeting in Washington, DC

Heidi Kunz to Address Science and Culture Symposium in Germany
English professor to discuss the cultural significance of U.S. astronomer Maria Mitchell.

Randolph Faculty, Students Lead Session at National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment
Discussion promoted strategic partnerships between academia, citizens, and local government to promote sustainable urban planning and development.

Emily Yap Chua interviewed by WVTF
With collaborator Nicholas Ross, discuss new CD release

Randall Speer to have choral works published
Marian: A New Orleans Madrigal and Nesem vom Noviny are a capella pieces.

Jennifer Gauthier has Article Published in International Journal of Cultural Studies
Selling Alberta at the Mall: The Representation of a Canadian Province at the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Emily Yap Chua CD released by Centaur Records
Collaborative project with pianist Nicholas Ross of Sweet Briar College

Science Education Group Publishes Paper
Shake It Up

New York Dance Teacher Summit
Kelly Malone Dudley

Stevens work to appear in Journal of Roman Archaeology
Former students also contribute chapters to the piece.

Peter Sheldon Awarded $6500 Grant for Laser Equipment
Laserfest On the Road Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Laser

Jennifer Gauthier presents paper, screens film at indigenous peoples conference
Discussion examined the challenges of self-representation.

Where the Boys Are: Gender, Genre and National Identity in Native American Cinema
Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival

Peter Sheldon Facilitates National Conversation on Gender Equity in Physics

Brad Bullock and Sabita Manian Explore Indo-Caribbean Identity
Book chapter is published

Jennifer Gauthier publishes article
Communications professor explores Indigenous Media

New Publication by Jennifer Gauthier
Whose Mission Accomplished?

Peter Sheldon Awarded $22,500 Grant to Improve Technology Education

Brad Bullock publishes chapter in new book
Gendered Consequences of Colonialism

Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay receives book contract
History professor explores the science of religion

Wanda Fenimore presents paper at Conference
Semiotic Analysis of southerners, NASCAR, and its fans in the movies

Centennial Greek Play to be performed in Athens, Greece
Randolph students and professors take a 3-week journey across Greece, will blog and podcast

Science Education Group Received $120,000 Grant
State Council for Higher Education Award Is For Teacher Improvement

Mara Amster selected for National Humanities Center Summer Institute for Literary Studies
English professor is one of only 12 scholars nationwide to attend Shakespeare seminar

Kunz presents research to international conference
Paper looks at 19th-century astronomer Maria Mitchell

Faculty and Students present research at APS National Conference
American Physical Society welcomes Randolph scholars

Journal article to be published 2009, April
Article co-authored by Beth Schwartz, Dennis Goff, and colleagues

Science Education Group Publishes Paper
Peggy Schimmoeller, Peter Sheldon and Tatiana Toteva will appear in Academic Exchange Quarterly

Three faculty give workshop at National Teaching Conference
Research focused on gender in the college classroom

New Publications by Heidi Kunz
Heidi Kunz Contributes to Prestigious MLA Reference Series

Amy Cohen presents panel at national conference
With Britanny Stallings demonstrates making Greek theatre masks

John Abell explores economics of organics
Sustainable food resources will be a top issue in years to come

Beth Schwartz co-authors book on teaching
"Optimizing Teaching and Learning: Practicing Pedagogical Research" bridges the gap between research and practice.

Francoise Watts has paper published
"Existentialism in the feminine" appeared in Actes du Colloque on "Gender"

Bill Coulter presents paper at London symposium
Reflections on Paradise Lost to appear in scholarly journal

Liz Perry-Sizemore Chosen to Develop Online Pedagogical Resources for Undergraduate Research
Dr. Perry-Sizemore will serve as student research module coordinator for NSF-funded economics pedagogic portal