Griselda (Kris) Tilley-Lubbs, an assistant professor in the School of Education, published Re-Assembly Required: Critical Autoethnography and Spiritual Discovery (New York: Peter Lang, 2017) and “La metodología de la autoetnografía crítica,” Investigación cualitativa en educación, ed. Félix Angulo Rasco and Silvia Redón Pantoja (Buenos Aires, Argentina: Editorial Miño y Dávila, 2017), pp. 191–210.
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.
The following graduate students were inducted into the Academy for Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence on March 28: ASPECT doctoral students Anthony Szczurek and Shelby Ward as associates, and Leanna Ireland, Sociology, Audra Jenson, Philosophy, and Christopher Savage, Curriculum and Instruction, as members. The purpose of the academy is to enhance the knowledge and skills in teaching through the provision of opportunities for graduate students to receive advanced education and training in innovative teaching and learning strategies and to recognize excellence in teaching by graduate students.
College faculty members David Cline, a professor in the Department of History, and David Hicks, a professor in the School of Education, published “‘If This Place Could Talk’: Using Augmented Reality to Make the Past Visible,” Social Education 81.2 (2017): 112–16, with Aaron Johnson, Todd Ogle, Douglas Bowman, and Eric Ragan.
Amy Azano, an assistant professor in the School of Education, published “Responding to the Challenges of Gifted Education in Rural Communities,” Global Education Review 4.1 (2017):62–77, with Carolyn Callahan, Annalissa Brodersen, and Melanie Caughey.
Five students from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences were among the 16 selected for the 2017–2018 Graduate School Diversity Scholars cohort. The students are: Melissa Faircloth, a doctoral student in Sociology; Jameson Jones, a doctoral student in Education Curriculum and Instruction; Elizabeth McKagen, a doctoral student in ASPECT; Thomas Murray, an MFA student in Directing and Public Dialogue; and Emma Stamm, a doctoral student in ASPECT. The students presented their Diversity Scholars projects on May 4 at the Graduate Life Center.
The following college faculty members were recipients of an Incentive Grant during the 2016–2017 academic year: Danna Agmon, an assistant professor in the Department of History; Toni Calasanti, a professor in the Department of Sociology; Eunju Hwang, an assistant professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; Jeffrey Jackson, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science; Sarah Ovink, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology; Ashley Shew, in the Department of Science and Technology in Society; Carolyn Shivers, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science; and John Wells, an associate profeesor in the School of Education.
Carol Mullen, a professor in the School of Education, was awarded the 2017 NCPEA Living Legend Award from the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. NCPEA is a premier professional organization in the educational leadership and administration discipline. She was asked to give the keynote speech at the Living Legend banquet, which will take place in August at the NCPEA conference in Puerto Rico. Mullen also was selected as the recipient of the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership Special Interest Group Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for Service. She is being recognized for her mentoring of students and junior faculty members in the field of educational leadership.
In addition, she and co-authors Mariela Rodriguez and Tawannah Allen were awarded the 2017 AERA Best Paper Award from the Action Research Special Interest Group for “Reculturing Learning Organizations from the Inside to Diversify and Change: An Action Research Study.”
Mullen received both awards and presented the paper at the AERA conference, which was held April 27 to May 1 in San Antonio, Texas. She also published “What’s Ethics Got to Do with It? Pedagogical Support for Ethical Student Learning in a Principal Preparation Program,” Journal of Research on Leadership Education 12.1 (2017): 1–34.
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences students and faculty were recognized at the 17th Annual Graduate Education Week Awards Banquet on March 30.
Carmen Bolt, History, received the William Preston Society Outstanding Thesis Award for Social Sciences, Business, Education, and Humanities. Human Development faculty member April Few-Demo was recognized with the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Outstanding Mentor Award. Francine Rossone de Paula, ASPECT, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for Social Sciences, Business, Education, and Humanities.
The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Awards went to Daniel Newcomb, a master’s student in history, and Shekila Melchior, a doctoral student in counselor education. Ricky Mullins, Curriculum and Instruction, received the Graduate Teaching Excellence – Assistant Award. Honored as Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges were Samantha Fried, Science and Technology Studies, and Erin Lavender-Stott, Human Development.