Faculty Achievements

Pam Bailey, assistant professor of education

Appointed editor of the Problem Corner in the Virginia Mathematics Teacher Journal, a peer reviewed journal published by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Sharon Barnes, director of Roanoke Baldwin Online and Adult Programs Center

With Sandra Bagbey and Kari Frenz, participated in the National ACHE Meeting in Las Vegas in late October. Barnes, Bagbey, and Frenz are members of the Mid-Atlantic Planning Committee for spring 2015. Barnes completed a year-long commitment to the ACHE Mentor Program. Frenz served as a session presider and continues as the treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Ralph Cohen, Virginia Worth Gonder professor of Shakespeare and Performance, co-founder and director of mission at the American Shakespeare Center

Invited presentation, “Teaching at the Intersection of Text and Script,” at the Dartmouth College Symposium on Teaching Shakespeare, October, Hanover, NH.

A book chapter, “The Knotty Discourse in All’s Well That Ends Well,” in Reading What’s There: Essays on Shakespeare in Honor of Stephen Booth, University of Delaware Press, November.

Louise Freeman, professor of psychology 

Attended the 3rd annual Harry Potter Conference October 18-19 at Chestnut Hill College and gave a presentation “Last Wizard in the Forest: Harry Potter and the Escape from Nature Deficit Disorder.”

A panelist on the live podcast Mugglenet academia, which summarized the conference proceedings.

Attended the State AAUP Executive Committee meeting hosted by Mary Baldwin University on October 25. She serves as state chair on the committee for faculty governance.

Ben Herz, program director and professor, occupational therapy

Essential Tremor, Occupational Therapy and Video Games for Rehabilitation, Essential Tremor Support Group, October 9, Charlottesville, VA.

PD Community Education Day,The Wii And Parkinson’s Rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, & Clinical Center, VA Medical Center, October 11, Glen Allen, VA.

Participant: AOTA Programs Directors and Fieldwork Coordinators Meeting , AOTA, October 23-24, 2014, New Orleans, LA.

Invited Participant, 1st Virginia Regional Movement Disorders Symposia (Physicians),University of Virginia, Movement Disorder’s program, October 25.

Eric Jones, assistant professor of biology

Named the Caroline Rose Hunt Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences.

facachievements_AnneWick Anne Wick Manes, adjunct professor

Performed her lecture-recital Le Cafe: Early French Baroque Cantate by Nicolas Bernier at JMU on November 2 in partial fulfillment of requirements for the DMA degree.

Paul Menzer, director of the MLitt/MFA program in Shakespeare and Performance

An invited lecture at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.A book review in Shakespeare Quarterly.

An article, “Something Wanting: The Shakespearean Actor and the Object of Desire,” in Shakespeare Studies.

A chapter, “The Laws of Athens: Academic Shakespeare and the Campus Economy,” in the Cambridge Collection Shakespeare on the University Stage.

achievement_danielmetraux Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies 

Two papers at the Jack London symposium in Berkeley, California: “Jack London’s coverage of the Russo-Japanese War and his Futile Battle with Japanese Censorship” and “Jack London’s Japanese Women Characters: Hona Ashi and O Haru”

achievement_rodowen Roderic Owen, professor of philosophy 

An invited guest lecture at James Madison University on Conflict Resolution in Cross Cultural Contexti, October

A presentation, Bystanders and Compassion in the Face of Evil, the Ahmisa Center of California State, Pomona at the Compassion and Mindfulness Conference.

bob_robinson Bob Robinson, adjunct sociology professor

Attended a meeting of the Virginia Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) at Mary Baldwin University as an at large member on the Executive Council.

Lisa Shoaf, program director and professor, physical therapy

In collaboration with her colleague Judith Steel at Virginia Commonwealth University, presented “Using Experiential Anatomy and Cueing to Enhance the Dancer’s Integration of the Pelvis, Hip, and Lower Extremity” at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science held in Basel, Switzerland in mid-October. This organization brings together healthcare practitioners and dance educators from around the world to share research related to healthy dance practices.

Spencer Julie Spencer, assistant mathematics professor

A talk, “Min-Max Game Theory for the Linearized Navier-Stokes Equations,” at the Southeastern-Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations.

Linda Seestedt-Stanford, vice president, health sciences

Presented on October 17 at the Economic Development Forum; she provided an overview of Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences to regional and local community leaders.

A paper, “How Buildings Support Interprofessional Education and Address Current Educational Paradigm Shift,” at the Society for College and University Planners conference on October 22 in Orlando, Florida.

Drew Gogian Strong, RN to BSN program director

Presented, “A Paradigm Shift in the Educational Preparation of Nurses,” at the Augusta Health Third Annual Nursing Symposium on November 5.

Katherine Turner, associate professor of English 

Wrote a review for Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies of M-C. Newbould, Adaptations of Laurence Sterne’s Fiction: Sterneana, 1760-1840 (Ashgate, 2013).

Tamra Willis, associate professor of education

Presented a session on “Working with Natural Teachers: Tips for Supporting K-12 Outdoor Learning” at the National Science Teachers’ Association Conference held October 16-18 in Richmond, VA.