Faculty Achievement: School of Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies and School of Science

Here are the latest scholarly accomplishments from the School of Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies and the School of Science.

Paul Callo, assistant professor of biology

A paper, “Red-eyed Vireos and Avian Malaria: A Long Term Study,” presented at the 125th state meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, March 8. The research presented in this paper included the work of four alumnae and one current Mary Baldwin student.

Doug Davis, director of the criminal justice program

A presentation, “Things to do First” after appointment as a Chief of Police, the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation school for New Chiefs/Deputy Chiefs, March 20.

Daniel Dowdy, associate professor of business

Reviewed a text book prospectus, Making It in Today’s Economy: You and Your Finances, for Pearson Education.


Steve Grande, executive director of the Spencer Center

Presented the paper, “Adult students as active citizens: Integrating Service-Learning and Information Literacy in a Required College-Wide Introductory Course,” the annual Gulf-South Service-Learning Summit, Louisville, KY, February 28.

Judy Klein, professor of economics

With her colleagues from a summer session at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, signed a contract with the University of Chicago Press for the planned September publication of their co-authored book, How Reason Almost Lost its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality.

  Heather Macalister, assistant professor of psychology, and Chandra Mason, assistant professor of psychology

Selected to present at the Teaching Institute during the 25th Annual Association for Psychological Science convention, with the presentation “Survival Skills for the Psychology Major: An Evaluation of a Professional Development Course,” Washington, DC, May.

Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies

Daniel Metraux essay on Vermont life of Robert Todd Lincoln (Son of Abraham Lincoln and later US Secretary of War) accepted for Winter 2014  issue of VERMONT HISTORY (journal of VT Historical Society).

Abby Wightman, assistant professor of anthropology

Presented a paper “Captive Kin: Metaphors of Captivity Among the Plains Apache,” the Southern Anthropological Society Annual Meeting, Johnson City, TN, March 7–9. She was accompanied by Mary Baldwin student Ian Mowbray, who presented a paper based on his senior thesis research.