Two faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences were among the latest inductees into the academies of Faculty Leadership and Faculty Services.
Robert Denton, professor and head of the Department of Communication, was appointed to the Academy of Faculty Leadership; he was recognized for his oversight of curriculum revision and facilities development in the department and for his role in the development of a master’s degree program and the creation of the Rice Center for Leader Development.
Nyusya Milman-Miller, an associate professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, was appointed to the Academy of Faculty Service; she earned this recognition for her success in developing the Virginia Tech Russian program and securing a Project Global Officer (Project GO) grant, which supports critical language training and global education of ROTC students.
Sharon Johnson, an associate professor of French and Francophone Studies from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program, published “Battles Waged and Won: The Apprenticeship of Antoinette Lemire,” Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal 40,5 (2019): 1–21.
Corinne Noirot, an associate professor of French in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, published “Marot en ses premières êpîtres, ou comment l’esprit vient aux adolescents” [Marot’s First Published Epistles, or: How to (Re)gain One’s Spirit(s)], Op. cit., Revue des littératures et des arts, “Agrégation 2019” 9 (Fall 2018), online.
Janell Watson, professor of French and chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, published “The Transversal Campus: Open Black Box?” in Principles of Transversality in Globalisation and Education, ed. David R. Cole and Joff P. N. Bradley (Singapore: Springer, 2018), pp. 19–30; and “Afterword: Post-Media Singularities” in The Reinvention of Social Practices by Gary Genosko (London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), pp. 215–20.
Katie Carmichael, an assistant professor in the Department of English, and Aarnes Gudmestad, an associate professor of Spanish from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, published “Language Death and Subject Expression: First-person-singular Subjects in a Declining Dialect of Louisiana French,” Journal of French Language Studies 29 (2019): 67–91.
LaDale Winling, an associate professor in the Department of History, in collaboration with Robert Nelson and Justin Madron from the University of Richmond, launched an interactive website, “Electing the House of Representatives, 1840–2016.”
Assisting with the project were undergraduate Jennalee Beazley, international studies, Spanish, and economics; L. T. Wilkerson, a master’s student in history; and the following CLAHS alumnae: undergraduate history majors Caitlin Brown, Victoria Fowler, and Rachel Snyder; international relations major Sarah Rouzer; and graduate students Carmen Bolt, Alexandra Dowrey, and Rebecca Williams, who completed a master’s degree in history.
The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the Department of History, and the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies helped fund this project with grants for research and data work.
Janell Watson, a professor of French and chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, along with Svetlana Filiatreau, Pamplin College of Business, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop an international business education program focused on East Asia.
The $178,000 in funding will be used to integrate the study of Chinese and Korean languages and cultures through coursework, study abroad, and internships with Asian-owned companies in the U.S. as well as in China and South Korea.
Aarnes Gudmestad, an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, co-edited Critical Reflections on Data in Second Language Acquisition (Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins, 2018), with Amanda Edmonds.
Gudmestad’s individual contributions, both with Edmonds, were the introduction and “Operationalizing Variables: The Case of Future-time Expression in Additional-language French,” pp. 1–6 and 125–48 respectively.