The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences will welcome 26 new tenure-track and tenured professors in the fall of 2017.
Joining the college as assistant professors are Aaron Brantly, Political Science; Cara Daggett, Political Science; Matthew Fullen, School of Education; Edward Gitre, History; Katherine Haenschen, Communication; Benjamin Katz, Human Development; Karin Kitchens, Political Science; Ashley Landers, Human Development; Evan Lavender-Smith, English; Christopher Lindgren, English; Gonzalo Montero, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Shaily Patel, Religion and Culture; Ashley Reichelmann, Sociology; Patrick Ridge, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Micah Roos, Sociology; Donna Sedgwick, Sociology; Eonyou Shin, Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; Lee Vinsel, Science and Technology in Society; and Chelsea Woods, Communication.
Hired as tenured faculty at the rank of associate professor are Shannon Bell, Sociology; Su Fang Ng, Cutchins Chair in the Department of English; and Bonnie Zare, Sociology.
Joining the college at the rank of professor are Kenneth Hodges, English; Sylvester Johnson, Religion and Culture (as well as director of the Center for the Humanities and assistant vice provost for humanities); Carmen Giménez Smith, English; and Paul Steger, director of the School of Performing Arts.
Erin Hopkins published “The Importance of Incentives and Grants for Green Buildings,” Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education – Volume 4, ed. Walter Leal Filho, Ulisses Azeiteiro, Fátima Alves, and Petra Molthan-Hill (New York, New York: Springer, 2017), pp. 429–39. Hopkins is an assistant professor of property management and real estate in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management.
Jessie Chen-Yu, an associate professor of fashion merchandising and design in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, and Soak-Wai Wong, who earned her doctorate from Virginia Tech in 2014, received the Paper of Distinction Award in the Textile Science Track in the 2016 International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Their paper was titled “Effects of Perspiration Treatment, Weathering Exposures, and Repeated Laundering on the Ultraviolet Protection of a Naturally Colored Lightweight Cotton Fabric.” The conference took place in November in Vancouver, British Columbia.