Faculty Achievements – March 2015

March 12, 2015

Abby Arnold, academic advisor, Mary Baldwin in Charlottesville
Defended her dissertation and earned her PhD in English, with a major area in rhetoric and composition and minors in 19th century British literature and feminist theory, November.
Pam Bailey, associate professor of education
A presentation, “Math Specialists’ Needs and Development,” which discussed research on the trajectory and identity of this new role in school systems across the nation, with co-presenters from George Mason University, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Nineteenth Annual Conference, February 12–14, Orlando, Fl.
Cara Jones, assistant professor of political science
An invited presentation, “Giving Up the Gun: Rebel to Ruler Transformations in the Great Lakes,” UVa’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, February 11. 
Kai Kennedy, assistant professor of physical therapy and director of clinical education, physical therapy
A table presentation, “Learning to Help: Using Community Assessment in Service Learning Programs,” at the Global Health Reception during the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting, February 6, Indianapolis. Her presentation discussed Mary Baldwin’s approach to initiating a service learning program in Haiti (information gathered during the 2014 Alternative Spring Break provided the background). 
Sarah Kennedy, professor of English
Appeared on the One-on-One with Bob Corso segment of the WHSV-TV news, January 23, Harrisonburg.
The featured author at the Lunchtime Lyceum at the Massanutten Regional Library, January 29.
Katie Low, assistant professor of religion and college chaplain
Paperback version of her book, The Bible, Gender, and Reception History: The Case of Job’s Wife, published by Bloomsbury.
Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies
An article, “General Philip Sheridan’s Commentary on the Battle of Waynesboro and the End of the Valley Campaign in 1865,” 2014 issue of the Augusta Historical Bulletin, in addition to 20 lengthy book reviews.  Also serves as associate editor and book review editor.
An article, “Vermont Soldiers Fighting in the Shenandoah Valley and Living and Dying in Andersonville in 1864,” February 2015 issue of Vermont’s Northland Journal.An article, “The Second Republic: Vermont’s Growing Secessionist Movement,” spring 2015 issue of Vermont History.
Roderic Owen, professor of philosophy
Serving on the Program and Host Committee for the Peace and Justice Studies Association which meets this October, James Madison University.
Invited to give a paper, “Leadership: Conflict, Mediation and Transformation,” at the 2015 Leadership Studies Conference, VMI, March 9. 
David Paulk, professor and director of Physician Assistant Program
Appointed to the CDC panel on childhood immunizations, joining Dr. David Paulk who is on the mild traumatic brain injury panel of experts with the CDC. He and Dr. Paulk are the only PAs in the country serving on expert panels with the CDC.
A chapter published on child abuse in the 7th edition of The Resident’s Guide to Ambulatory Care
Jim Sconyers, associate professor of art
Solo exhibition, Imago Corporis Impressa, is on display in Mary Baldwin’s Hunt Gallery.
Janna Segal, assistant professor of theatre
Presented a pre-show lecture for The Rover, “The ‘rover of fortune’ (5.1.57) in Aphra Behn’s Restoration Comedy,” February 12, the American Shakespeare Center.
Lisa Shoaf, professor of physical therapy and physical therapy program director
A platform presentation, “Physical Therapy Direct Access Utilization in Virginia and Patient Satisfaction about the Physical Therapy Direct Access Care Provided,” the Combined Sections Meeting for the American Physical Therapy Association, February 6, Indianapolis. This presentation highlighted the results of a two-year study in which 12 physical therapy clinics collected data on 175 patients who were treated with direct access care in Virginia.  
Amy Tillerson, associate professor of history
Presenting a session, “Prince Edward County 60 Years after Brown: Promises Fulfilled?” March 26 at the Moton Museum, Farmville, for UVa’s Lifetime Learning program. Her talk will address the historical significance of the public school closings and how it impacted everyday people while also providing information that helps evaluate the progress made since then.