Faculty Achievements – April 2015

achievement_mariacraig Maria Craig, assistant professor of chemistry

Presented posters with co-authors Celine Brooks, Sophia Stone, and Kaela Kelly, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boston. Karl Zachary, associate professor of chemistry, was also a co-author on Kaela Kelly’s presentation.

sarah kennedy front Sarah Kennedy, professor of English

Participated in a panel, “Murder in another Time and Place,” Virginia Festival of the Book, March.

Her second novel, City of Ladies, was chosen as a finalist for the IndieFab award.

Served as an outside accreditation reviewer for the English Department at Principia College.

achievement_danielmetraux Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies

Contributed a long biographical chapter on the Japanese Buddhist monk Nichiren for the book The Buddhist World being published by Routledge.

achievement_jannasegal Janna Segal, assistant professor of theatre

Dramaturged four plays for the Comparative Drama Conference’s Staged Reading series: Katherine B. Free’s The Misanthrope; Susan McCully’s Leah’s Dybbuk; Michele Osherow and Manil Suri’s The Mathematics of Being; and Mark Scharf’s The Quickening.

achievement_maryclaythomas Mary Clay Thomas, assistant professor and director of social work

Presented a paper, “Creating a Collaborative Based Mural Project with Imprisoned, Undocumented Youth,” Western Social Sciences conference, April 9, Portland, Oregon.

achievement_katherineturner Katherine Turner, associate professor of English

Attended the Virginia Humanities Conference on “The Humanities in the Public Sphere” as the Mary Baldwin delegate and chaired a session on “Memorialization and Trauma.”

achievement_tamrawillis Tamra Willis, associate professor of education

A presentation, “Back Creek Streambank Restoration Project: Engaging Students in Community-Focused 21st Century Skills,” with co-presenter Courtney Hallacher, a local high school teacher and graduate student in the College of Education, Green Schools National Conference, March, Virginia Beach. Their presentation was about the three-year (and continuing) service learning project in Middlebrook between the Mary Baldwin Environment-Based Learning program and Riverheads High School students in environmental science and ecology.