Faculty Achievements

November 13, 2012

Here are the latest scholarly accomplishments from the School of Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies.

Lise Keiter, associate professor of music
Joined flutist and Mary Baldwin faculty member Elizabeth Brightbill and cellist Andrew Gabbert for two recitals, one at Longwood University and one in Charlottesville, September.

Performed solo concerts in Harrisonburg and at Eastern Illinois University, at the university’s new Doudna Fine Arts Center, where she received a very positive review in the Journal Gazette/Times Courier, October.

Running the Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) competitions at Shenandoah University, in her role as MTNA Competitions Chair for Virginia, November 8–10.

Ralph Cohen, Professor of English and Shakespeare and Performance in the Master of Letters and Fine Arts program
A lecture-presentation, “Shakespeare Directs from the Tavern,” School of Humanities Lecture, Manhattan College, September 24.Keynote speaker with a lecture-presentation, “Marked Ye His Words: Listenership and Leadership in Shakespeare,” the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, October 19.The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theatre, which includes his essay on Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Playhouse, has just won Studies in English Literature’s award for the best book published in early modern studies. The award will be announced at the MLA convention this December in Boston.
Sarah Kennedy, professor of EnglishSeventh book of poems, The Gold Thread, published by Elixir Press.
Roderic Owen, professor of philosophyPresented a paper, “Gandhi, Ahimsa and Sustainability,” the annual Association of Peace and Justice Studies conference, Tufts University, Boston, October 5.

A presentation, “The Dalai Lama’s Conception of Happiness,” the biennial meeting of the Ahimsa Institute, California State University at Pomona, November 3.

Brenci Patino, assistant professor of SpanishA presented paper, “Invisible Children: Absent Motherhood and Emotional Violence in Balun Canan and La ‘flor de Lis,'” the 69th Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Paul Ryan, professor of artSolo exhibition, “on the hop: New Paintings by Paul Ryan,” Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, November 2 through December 22, 2012.
Katherine Turner, associate professor of EnglishAn essay, “Dickens, Johnson, and Memorial Tributes,” in the Johnsonian News Letter, September 2012.

Here are the latest scholarly accomplishments from the School of Education, Health, and Social Work.

Sharon Spalding, professor of physical education and director of athletics and wellnessWith the hospital research team she is part of, a presentation of a poster, “How to Do Clinical Research, Exemplified by: Evaluation of Fatigue, Appetite, and Physical Functioning in Newly Diagnosed Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy, A study currently ongoing at Augusta Health Cancer Center,” at the “Nurses — Driving Quality in Healthcare Reform” Nursing Symposium, October 30, 2012, Augusta Health.
Tamra Willis, associate professor of educationServed on a panel discussion about the Virginia Environmental Literacy Strategy and conducted a round table session on the Finnish model for K-12 Natural Teacher Preparation at the 2012 Virginia Environmental Education Conference at Hungry Mother State Park in October.
With Dan Layman, received a $23,000 technology grant from the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges and Verizon Foundation for “Authentic Mobile Learning: Using Technology to Create Engaging, Relevant, and Personalized Learning Experiences for Pre-service Teachers.” It will provide faculty training and easily movable iPad labs for use in MAT courses at satellite locations.