The Dean’s List


Cambridge University Press will publish a paperback edition of Professor of Political Science and Humanities Peter Ahrensdorf’s book, Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy.

Associate Professor of History Dan Aldridge has written Becoming American. The African American Quest for Civil Rights, 1861–1976, published as part of The American History Series.

Maddrey Professor of Psychology Ruth Ault has received a continuing five-year appointment as Director of the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Tim Chartier had his article, “Using the Force: Star Wars in the Classroom,” chosen as an exemplary paper of PRIMUS.

Armfield Professor of English Brenda Flanagan’s book of short stories, In Praise of Island Women & Other Crimes, has been reprinted, supplemented with additional stories.

Professor of Religion Trent Foley and Williamson Professor of Spanish Magdalena Maiz-Peña received Boswell Family Faculty Fellowship Awards. Maiz-Peña has also been selected as a trustee of the North Carolina Humanities Council.

Professor of German Burkhard Henke will become the next E. Craig Wall, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Humanities.

Professor of Mathematics Laurie Heyer received the Thomas Jefferson Award at Fall Convocation.

Professor of English and Environmental Studies Annie Ingram will travel to a symposium at the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia to give a keynote address titled “Ecology in Literature and Language.”

Professor of Psychology John Kello has been named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Assistant Professor of Education Hilton Kelly was elected to the Executive Council of the American Educational Studies Association.

Babcock Professor of History Sally McMillen is serving a one-year term as president of the Southern Association of Women Historians.

Assistant Professor of History Thomas Pegelow Kaplan received a postdoctoral fellowship from the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., to spend the summer of 2011 as a scholar in residence.

Professor of English Alan Michael Parker has published a new novel, Whale Man. Also, a poem by Parker is included in The Best American Poetry, 2011.

Dickson Professor of Psychology Julio Ramirez received a grant from the National Science Foundation for research titled “The Functional Significance of Hippocampal Plasticity.” Ramirez also has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.

Brown Professor of Political Science Shelley Rigger has been elected to the Board of the National Committee on U.S.- China Relations.

The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy recognized Professor of Political Science Brian Shaw with a “Spirit of Inquiry” Award for his course, Foundations of Liberalism.

Associate Professor of Religion Greg Snyder’s book Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World has been translated into Italian for publication.

Associate Professor of Philosophy Paul Studtmann has written a new book titled Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics.

Kimbrough Professor of Mathematics John Swallow was recently elected the secretary of Sewanee’s Board of Regents.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Jessica Taft’s book, Rebel Girls, Youth Activism & Social Changes Across the Americas, has been published by New York University Press.

The North Carolina Society of Historians named Professor of History John Wertheimer’s book, Law and Society in the South: A History of North Carolina Court Cases (2009), a cowinner of its Willie Parker Peace History Book Award for 2010


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