Scholarly Accomplishments – October 2016

Pam Bailey, assistant professor of education
An interactive presentation, Applying Principles to Actions to the work of the MS, the Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists Annual Conference, Culpeper, VA.

Mary Hill Cole, professor of history
A book chapter, “The Half-Blood Princes: Mary I, Elizabeth I, and Their Strategies of Legitimation,” in The Birth of a Queen: Essays on the Quincentenary of Mary I, published by Palgrave press. The chapter examines how the two women dealt with their bastardy once they became queen.

Matthew Davies, assistant professor of Shakespeare and Performance and English
Spent this past summer in Richmond working for Quill Theater, formerly Richmond Shakespeare. He played Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at Agecroft Hall (America’s only authentic Tudor building) and the dastardly Coyle in Our American Cousin at Maymont. He recently received a Best Actor nomination for Shylock by the Richmond Critics Circle.

A talk, “From early modern devil to post-Holocaust victim: playing Shylock across the ages,” for the Virginia Governors Latin Academy at Randolph-Macon College.

Doug Davis, co-director of the Criminal Justice Program
Facilitated the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times in Roanoke and taught the five Dysfunctions of a Team, June.

Presented the Valor Awards at the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police; conducted mock interviews and assessment for the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times; was elected president for a two-year term with the Virginia Association of Criminal Justice Educators, September.

Drew Gogian, RN to BSN Program Director
Appointed to the DuPont Community Credit Union Board of Directors and the DCCU Governance Committee, July.

Kai Kennedy, director of clinical education, Physical Therapy
Presented a poster, “Innovative IPE: Community-Based Health Programming From Start to Finish,” the All Together Better Health VIII Conference in Oxford, United Kingdom, September 8. The poster outlines Murphy Deming’s Community Practicum course, which requires students to partner with local community agencies to develop health related programming in the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro region.

Joined the curricular development teams for Tonkolili District College of Health Sciences in Masanga, Sierra Leone and Episcopal University of Haiti in Leogane, Haiti. She will help to develop the clinical education components of the very first physical therapy education programs in these countries.

Kathy McCleaf, professor of education and gender and sexuality studies
Has been asked to extend her term as a reviewer for the National Associate of Academic Advisers online publication Academic Advising Today. She has served as a reviewer since 2012.

David Paulk, director of the Physician Assistant Program
Served on the CDC’s Panel of Experts charged with developing guidelines for the acute diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in children and adolescents for more than four years. The group’s findings were released to the CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors on September 7, and the report was accepted in its entirety. The next steps will be a scientific manuscript (JNeurology), and dissemination to emergency rooms and offices around the world.

Presented to the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants 33rd annual conference, “Mild traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents,” July.

Served as chair of the Virginia Association of PA Programs from July 2014 to July 2016.

Presented to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) on “Disclosure and advocacy” in child maltreatment. Presented to Drexel University Department of Health Sciences in Philadelphia, “Bio-psychosocial issues in primary care, the maltreated child,” May.

Edmund “Rick” Potter, assistant professor of history
A Jessie Ball DuPont Fellow at the National Humanities Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., summer 2016.

Jim Sconyers, associate professor of art
Exhibited selected work from imago corporis impressa on the Faculty Wall in the Co-Art Gallery of the Beverley Street Studio School, August and September.