Faculty Professional Activities (As of Fall 2010)

In addition to their work in the classroom, Hendrix faculty members engage in research and professional activities that expand their expertise and enrich their teaching. Here is a sample of this year’s professional activities of Hendrix faculty.

Fred Ablondi, associate professor of philosophy, served as Vice-President of the North American Spinoza Society. He also published "Epistemic Vagueness?" in Think 8, "Millar on Slavery" in the Journal of Scottish Philosophy, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Lowe" in The Red Sox and Philosophy, and "James Beattie" in International Society for Scottish Philosophy.

Jon Arms, professor of Spanish, compiled and published Lecturas suplementarias: Español 120, University Readers.

David Bailin, adjunct instructor of art, exhibited work in the West Coast Drawings: Drawings VIII exhibit at the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Wash., and exhibited work in the Ten Year Celebration: Solo Exhibition Artists Retrospective exhibit at The Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was also represented by Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City, Calif., and Erdreich White Fine Arts in Boston, Mass.

Jay Barth, M.E. & Ima Graves Peace Professor of Politics, published "Arkansas: Still Swingin’ in 2004," which appeared in the American Review of Politics and was reprinted in Readings in Arkansas Politics and Government; "Arkansas: More Signs of Momentum for Republicanism in Post-`Big Three’ Arkansas" in the American Review of Political Science and was reprinted in Readings in Arkansas Politics and Government; "The Media, the Medium, and Malaise: Assessing the Effects of Campaign Media Exposure with Panel Data" Mass Communication and Society (with L. Marvin Overby); and "Arkansas: He’s Not One of (Most of Us) " in A Paler Shade of Red: The 2008 Presidential Election in the South (with Janine Parry and Todd Shields). He has also presented "Rules of the Game: An Advocate’s Guide to the Arkansas Tax and Budget System" at the 2009 Low Income Advocates Leadership & Community Development Conference in Little Rock and "The Local Story: The Graduation Challenge for the LRSD" at the Little Rock School District Greater Graduation Summit.

Keith Berry, professor of economics and business, published "Sub-Optimal Generation Portfolio Variance With Rate of Return Regulation" in Technology and Investment.

Eric Binnie, professor of theatre arts, served as editor of ExChange, the Journal of Alexander Technique International.

Jim Bruce, professor emeritus of sociology, served as Parliamentarian of the Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association.

Carl Burch, associate professor of computer science, served as Nifty Assignments Chair at the Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences, Mid-South Region, where he presented "Object-Oriented Space Physics – A Nifty Assignment" and "Django, a Web Framework Using Python – Tutorial Presentation." He also presented "Python for Programmers" at the Python Arkansas Conference.

Chris Campolo, associate professor of philosophy, presented "Deep disagreement in a multicultural world" at the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario.

Stella Capek, professor of sociology, presented "Caught Up In The Mix" at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) meetings in Victoria, British Columbia and "Notes On A Sustainable World: Some Lessons from Environmental Sociology" to the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society at the University of Arkansas. She co-organized and presided for a Thematic Session on the New Politics of Community titled "Environmental Justice and Immigrant/Refugee Communities" at the American Sociological Association annual meetings in San Francisco, Calif. Additionally, she served as advisor to the Endometriosis Association. She also performed as a dancer and reader in the dance piece "Listening to Self—Other—and the Earth" for the 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Benefit Dance.

Andres Caro, assistant professor of chemistry, received the Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award ($44,869 for January 2009-January 2011) for his research on reactive oxygen species and CYP2E1-dependent oxidation of mitochondrial DNA in liver cells. He also received $611,861 from National Institute of Health’s IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence for 2010-2015. He served as Assistant Professor of Research Service at the Little Rock Campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Hope Coulter, adjunct English faculty, was honored as a past winner of the Porter Prize at the Literary Fund’s 25th Anniversary Gala in Little Rock. She also addressed a 4th-grade Writer’s Workshop at Booker Arts Magnet Elementary School in Little Rock.

Bland Crowder, M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Professor Emeritus of English, American Literature and the Humanities, published "’inapprehensiveness’ Wrongly Apprehended" in The Journal of Browning Studies.

Jenn Dearolf, associate professor of biology, is conducting research on "Effects of prenatal steroid treatment on guinea pig ventilatory muscles" funded by $554,244 (2006-2010) from the National Institutes of Health, Idea Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence. She was selected to Project Kaleidoscope’s Faculty of the 21st Century (F21) group, reviewed Marine Mammal Science, and served as secretary for the Division of Developmental and Cell Biology of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Andrea Duina, assistant professor of biology, received additional funding for his research "Analysis of the role of histone H3 in transcription elongation." He previously received funding from the NSF RUI program for 2006-2010, which has now been extended for 2011-2013, for $473,089. He co-organized the 17th Annual Southeastern Regional Yeast Meeting at the Clinton Presidential Center and served as adjunct Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UAMS. He also reviewed two grant applications for the National Science Foundation, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Genes and Genome Systems Cluster.

Bob Dunn, professor of physics, is working on group research on "Noninvasive Prospecting for Lunar Ores and Minerals," which is funded by $114,358 over three years (2007-2010) from NASA EPSCoR. He is also working on joint research on "Geophysical Tools for Exploring the Moon and Mars" funded by the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. He received the NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development Award in the amount of $11,940 for his research "Hurricane and Volcano Infrasound/Seismic Emissions." He also served as a Senior Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Robert Entzminger, Provost, Dean of the College and Professor of English, served as chair of the Associated Colleges of the South Council of Deans for 2009-2011.

Karen Fannin, assistant professor of music, served as Music Director of the Little Rock Wind Symphony. She also published "The Battle Pavane by Tielman Susato" in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (GIA Publications). She presented "The Art of Pacing: In Preparation, Rehearsal, and Performance" at the Arkansas Bandmasters Association Conference. She conducted a faculty performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat for the Arkansas Governors School. She also guest conducted Northwest High School Honor Band in Tacoma, Wash.; ASBOA Region VII Honor Band in Conway; and the ASBOA Region III Honor Band in Hot Springs. Additionally, she taught a clinic at the Northwest Wind Conductors Symposium in Tacoma, Wash.

Gabriel Ferrer, associate professor of computer science, published "Encoding Robotic Sensor States for Q-Learning Using the Self-Organizing Map" in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. He served as the regional board chair for the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, Mid-South Region and chair of a review panel for the NSF-STEP program. He is also co-conducting research funded by $20,000 from the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium on "Development of Algorithms to Mitigate the Effects of Lunar Dust on Robot Exploration" and "Development of Algorithms for Cooperating Multirobotic Systems" funded by a 3-year renewable $15,000/year grant from the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.

Ansley Fleming, adjunct music faculty, was a guest organist for a concert by the University of Arkansas at Monticello Chamber Choir in Little Rock. He also presented a guest piano recital at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Nancy Fleming, professor of music, selected, prepared and accompanied eight students for the Collegiate Honor Choir at the biennial conference of the Southwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association in Denver, Colo.

Peter Gess, adjunct instructor of politics, presented "Presidential Scholars Program: International Educational Initiatives from Rwanda’s Vision 2020" with Gilbert Ndayambaje at the NAFSA Region III Conference in Dallas, Texas. He received $438,300 from The Council for American Overseas Research Centers’ Critical Languages Program for the China Summer Language Institute and $1,000,000 from the Clinton Foundation for the Rwanda Scholars Program.

Melissa Gill, visiting assistant professor of art, presented an exhibition entitled "Already Enlightened: New Works on Paper by Melissa Gill" at the Trieschmann Fine Arts Gallery. Her work was also included in a juried group show of the Mid-America Print Council Members Exhibition at the Elzay Gallery, Ohio Northern University.

Anne Goldberg, assistant professor of anthropology, published "Another Side of Costa Rica: Two Arkansans Share Their Story of the Women of San Luis" in Arkansas Life (with photography by Maxine Payne).

Tom Goodwin, Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Julia Mobley Odyssey Professor, received the 2010 CUR Fellow award for $25,000. He has published "Male and female developmental differences in chemosensory investigations by African elephants (Loxodonta africana) approaching waterholes" in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (with Christen Merte and Bruce Schulte); "The elephants of Addo: An undergraduate research adventure" in Journal of the Elephant Managers Association (with L.J. Broederdorf, Jordana Meyer, Elizabeth Freeman and Bruce Schulte); "Monitoring African elephant chemical communication and hormone activity in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa" in the Journal of the Elephant Managers Association (with Jordana Meyer, Elizabeth Freeman and Bruce Schulte); "The Garden of Green Organic Chemistry at Hendrix College" in Changing the Course of Chemistry: Green Chemistry Education; "Prospecting for mammalian chemical signals via solventless extraction techniques: an elephantine task" in ChemoSense (with Bruce Schulte); "Greener Solutions for the Organic Chemistry Teaching Lab: Exploring the Advantages of Alternative Reaction Media" in the Journal of Chemical Education (with Lallie McKenzie, Lauren Huffman, James Hutchison, Courtney Rogers and Gary Spessard); and "Sexual dimorphism in the performance of chemosensory investigatory behaviours by African elephants (Loxodonta africana)" in Behaviour (with Helen Loizi., L.E.L. Rasmussen, Anna Whitehouse and Bruce Schulte).

Karen Griebling, professor of music, served as President of ARVIOLAS (Arkansas Chapter of the Viola Society). She has also been working on a CD devoted entirely to original compositions. It will be produced by Vienna Modern Masters.

Liz Gron, professor of chemistry, published "Green analytical chemistry: Application and education" in Green Chemistry Education: Changing the Course of Chemistry and "Breathing dry cleaning" in Chemistry for Changing Times. She served as chair of the conference committee for the 13th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Annual Conference in College Park, Md., and co-organizer of EcoFest in Conway. She also served as the coordinator of the Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Project at St. Peter’s Food Pantry in Conway and as the faculty sponsor of "Ridin’ Dirty with Science," a science outreach with the Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County. She received an ACS Student Chapter - National Meeting Travel Grant and has been working on research on "Educating Green Citizens and Scientists for a Sustainable Future" funded by $199,000 from the National Science Foundation –DUE-CCLI-Phase I.

Joyce Hardin, Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Assistant Professor of Biology, served as President of the Arkansas Academy of Science and as a member of the Tree Board for the City of Conway.

Jane Harris, professor of religious studies, spoke on "Faith and Word" at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock; "Elaine Pagels’s Adam, Eve, and the Serpent" to a Forum Class at First United Methodist Church in Conway; and "The Deuteronomistic History" at the Faithbuilders Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church in Conway. She was also the Keynote Speaker at the Women’s History Month Celebration at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. She presented a teaching workshop to the Associated College of the South at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

Courtney Hatch, assistant professor of chemistry, received the Corporation for Science Advancement’s Cottrell College Science Award for her research "Heterogeneous processing of mineral aerosol by reactive gases in the Earth’s atmosphere." The award is for $45,000 (2010-2012). She also received $168,700 from the NSF Atmospheric Chemistry Program for her research "Collaborative Research: Laboratory and theoretical studies of mineral aerosol heterogeneous interactions with mixtures of atmospheric gases at relevant temperatures and humidities" (2009-2012). She also attended Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching Networks (ASCENT) in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and published "Water uptake on humic and fulvic acids: Aerosol and thin film measurements" in Atmospheric Environment (with Kelly Gierlus, James Zahardis, Jennifer Schuttlefield, and Vicki Grassian). She presented the lecture "The impacts of atmospheric mineral dust aerosol: A link between land, air and oceans" at the University of Central Arkansas Department of Chemistry Seminar Series and "Impacts of mineral dust aerosol heterogeneous chemistry on ocean bioproductivity" at the Fall 2009 American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco, Calif.

J. Brett Hill, assistant professor of anthropology, published "What Difference Does Environmental Degradation Make? Change and its Significance in Transjordan" in The Archaeology of Environmental Change: Socionatural Legacies of Degradation and Resilience. He also co-edited (with Christopher T. Fisher and Gary M. Feinman) The Archaeology of Environmental Change: Socionatural Legacies of Degradation and Resilience. He also co-presented "Archaeoclimatology and Ancient Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics" to the American Association of Geographers – Section for the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems in Washington, DC.; "If You Flake It, They Will Come: Obsidian Circulation and Postclassic Occupation in the Mule Creek Region" to the Society for American Archaeology in St. Louis, Mo.; "The Structure and Dynamics of Social Networks in the Prehispanic Southwest" to the National Science Foundation at the Human and Social Dynamics conference in Arlington, Va.

Alice Hines, C. Louis and Charlotte Cabe Distinguished Professor of English, received an ACS Faculty Renewal Grant for $11,805.

Ty Jaeger, Hendrix-Murphy Writer-in-Residence, published "Scissors, Paste, & the Dead," "Aloha Girls," "Transparency & Desire," "The Christian Motorcyclist Kills My Dog" and "The All Wet Romance" in The Exquisite Corpse Annual. His story collection Our Love Stories Are Ghost Stories was a finalist for the 2009 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (University of Georgia Press) and a semi-finalist for the 2009 St. Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press).

James Jennings, Cynthia Cook Sandefur Odyssey Professor of Education and History, published "'Level Five Culture' in High-Achieving, High-Poverty Schools" in Teaching Children of Poverty.

Randy Kopper, professor of chemistry and natural sciences area chair, is currently conducting research on "Reduction of Peanut Anaphylaxis by Treatment with Activated Charcoal" funded by $73,098 (2007-2009) from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

Jeff Kosiorek, visiting assistant professor of history, reviewed The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Environment, which appeared in Environmental History. He received the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship from the Massachusetts Historical Society for summer research and was selected as an alternate for a research fellow position at the David Library of the Revolution. He also served as a referee for the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

John Krebs, professor of music and humanities area chair, performed at the World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Thailand (with Karen Griebling, Hendrix and Jackie Lamar, UCA). He also performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance at the University of Georgia. He serves as treasurer for the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association.

Lisa Leitz, assistant professor of sociology, co-organized and presided over the workshop "The Effects of the Iraq War on the U.S. Military and Peace-Making" at the American Sociological Association annual meetings in San Francisco, Calif. She also published "Women and War" in The International Encyclopedia of Peace and co-published "From Infanticide to Activism: The Transformation of Emotions and Identity in Self-Help Movements" in Social Movements and the Transformation of U.S. Health Care. She has appeared on BBC One, CNN American Morning, and Flashpoints Pacifica Radio KPFA. She was selected to participate in the Periclean Faculty Leadership Program, for which she receives $4000 (+$1000 travel stipend). She also lectured on "Oppositional Identities: The Military Peace Movement’s Challenge to Pro-Iraq War Frames of Patriotism and ‘Support the Troops’" at the Young Scholars in Social Movements Conference, University of Notre Dame.

Matthew Lopas, associate professor of art, exhibited his work "Panoramic Interiors" at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. He was also represented by Greg Thompson Fine Art in North Little Rock and Ober Gallery in Kent, Conn. And, he was interviewed on WRR 101.1, Dallas NPR, on "Art Matters" with Quinn Matthews.

Erik Maakestad, associate professor of art, had his works included in "Exploring The Works of Arkansas Sculptors," a juried exhibition at The Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock. He was also represented by Lovely Fine Arts in Naperville, Ill.

Tim Maxwell, professor of psychology, served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Annual Editions: Psychology (McGraw-Hill/Dushkin).

Jay McDaniel, Willis T. Holmes Distinguished Professor of Religion and Nancy and Craig Wood Odyssey Professor, was invited to teach a five-day course on Buddhism and Christianity at the Vancouver School of Theology. He also lectured on "Whitehead and Education" and "Process Philosophy and Engaged Education" to graduate students at Harbin Normal University; "Process Philosophy and Its Contemporary Relevance" at Beijing International Culture Studies University; "Process Philosophy and Engaged Education at Hendrix College in Arkansas" at Tianjin Normal University; "Whitehead’s Philosophy and Its Contemporary Relevance" at Peking University; "Whitehead’s Philosophy and its Contemporary Relevance" at Beijing Normal University; and "Process Philosophy and Postmodern Parenting" at the IBM Office in Shanghai, China.

Ralph McKenna, professor of psychology, served as a reviewer for A History of Psychology: Diversity, critical thinking, and social applications.

Kristi McKim, assistant professor of English and film studies, presented "Cinephilia as Sensual Film History in The Dreamers" at the Southern Illinois University Department of Cinema and Photography and "Ephemeral Style: Intimate Scale and Subjectivity in Doris Dörrie’s Cherry Blossoms" at the 2009 World Picture Conference at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. She also reviewed Ingmar Bergman’s The Magic Lantern, which appeared in Film International.

Rod Miller, associate professor of art, presented "Perelandra: The Synoptic Lewis" at the Perelandra Project Colloquium, St. Stephen’s house in Oxford, England.

Amanda Moore, director of the library, received a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council for the Mills Collection Project. She was selected to participate in the Frye Leadership Institute at Emory University. She also served as Public Relations Committee Chair for the Arkansas Library Association and President and Past President of ARKLink: A Consortium of Arkansas’ 47 Academic Libraries.

Matt Moran, Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Associate Professor of Biology, served as sub-editor for Annals of the Entomological Society of America. He also lectured on "The Biodiversity of Costa Rica: A Conservation Success Story" at Sam Houston University.

Britt Anne Murphy, associate librarian, served as Associate Editor of Arkansas Libraries. She is also an Executive Board Member of the Arkansas Library Association.

Rick Murray, associate professor of biology, co-published The role of foxg1 in the development of neural stem cells of the olfactory epithelium. He also co-presented "Neurogenin1 in the developing dorsal root ganglion in the mouse" and "Mash1 dependent progenitors in the developing mouse nervous system" to the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience and "Dorsal root ganglion-specific promoter elements of the mouse neurogenin1 gene" to the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, Ill. In 2005, he received a five-year $668,489 grant for his research "Molecular regulation of nociceptive neuron development" and recently received $24,976 for his research "Neural Fate Determination in the Mouse Dorsal Root Ganglion." Both projects have been funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence. He is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences at UAMS.

Ann Muse, associate professor of theatre arts, volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club in Lehi Reservation, Scottsdale, Ariz. She also served as the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Respondent to Private Lives at ASU—Beebe.

Maxine Payne, associate professor of art, served as chair of the Professional Practices Committee for the College Art Association. She also exhibited a photo installation at Cornell College.

Jenn Penner, assistant professor of psychology, presented "The Effects of Site Provisioning on Cache Pilfering Rates in Eastern Gray Squirrels" at the Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting in Pirenópolis, Brazil. She also served as associate editor for the Journal of Psychological Inquiry and hosted the 26th Annual Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students at Hendrix (with Leslie Templeton).

Jennifer Peszka, associate professor of psychology, had research referenced in Time magazine’s December 2009 edition. She also co- presented "The Effect of Console/Computer Game Play on Sleepiness and Sleep Hygiene" and "Chronotype, Sleep Hygiene, and Academic Performance in High School and College" at the 23rd Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Seattle, Wash. She published "Online Academic Integrity" in Teaching of Psychology (with David Mastin & Deborah Lilly).

Aleksandra Pfau, assistant professor of history, published "Protecting or Restraining? Madness as a Disability in Late Medieval France" in Disability in the Middle Ages: Reconsiderations and Reverberations. She presented "Distinguishing Physiological Illness from Supernatural Phenomena in Late Medieval France" at the Texas Medieval Association Conference at the University of Texas in Austin. She also served as an expert commentator in "Human Rights, Royal Rights and the Mentally Disabled in Late Medieval England" presented at the Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference. She received a grant to attend "Disease in the Middle Ages," a NEH Summer Seminar for University and College Teachers at Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in London, England.

Rebecca Resinski, associate professor of classics, published "Revising Pandora (and Rewriting Eve) in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Wonder Book" in Asterisks and Obelisks: Classical Receptions in Children’s Literature.

Mary Richardson, instructor of speech, was elected Vice President of the Arkansas Communication and Theater Arts Association.

Brigitte Rogers, visiting assistant professor of dance, served as Assistant Choreographer for The Producers with the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.

Lyle Rupert, professor of economics and business, served as secretary of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Governor’s Schools. He also lectured on "Arkansas Governor’s School" to the Faulkner County Retired Teachers Association and conducted choir, hand bells and chamber orchestra in Kee/Carr’s "Repeat the Sounding Joy."

John Sanders, professor of religion, published "Theological Muscle-Flexing: How Human Embodiment Shapes Discourse About God" in Creation Made Free: Open Theology Engaging Science. He also presented "Can Classical Theism Support Creativity, Adventure, and non Conformity? A Reply to Process Theists" and "Divine Relationality and Theodicy in The Shack" to the American Academy of Religion in Montreal; "Something Old, Something New: Reflections on Evangelical Scholarship in Light of the Open Theism Controversy" to the Society of Evangelical Scholars in Montreal; and "What an Omniscient God Does Not Know" at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. And, he lectured at the Theta Phi Fall Forum at Asbury Seminary.

Lawrence Schmidt, professor of philosophy, was invited to lecture at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China. He also presented "Critique: the Heart of Hermeneutics" at Jilin University in Changchun, China, and "Gadamer, Hermeneutics, and Tradition" at Shandong University in Jinan, China.

Andrew Scott, assistant professor of classics, was selected to participate in the 2009 American Numismatic Society’s Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics in New York.

Allison Shutt, associate professor of history, chaired the first African Studies Association conference in New Orleans, La., where she co-organized a series of panels titled "Theatres of Class and Conflict in Zimbabwe" and presented "Insult Laws and Contentious Authority in Zimbabwe." She also presented "Debating Manners and Politics in Federation-era Southern Rhodesia" at the Northeastern Workshop in Southern Africa (NEWSA) in Burlington, Vt., and the "Last Lecture" at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway.

Deb Skok, associate professor of history, reviewed "New Women of the Old Faith: Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era," by Kathleen Sprows Cummings, in the American Historical Review.

J. Aaron Simmons, assistant professor of philosophy, published "Teaching Plato with Emoticons" in the APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy (with Scott F. Aikin); "Revisiting Gender Inclusive God-Talk: A New, Wesleyan Argument" in Philosophy and Theology (with Mason Marshall); "Vision Without Image: A Levinasian Topology" in Southwest Philosophy Review; "Moments of Intense Presence: An Interview with David Wood" in the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (with David Wood); "From Necessity to Hope: A Continental Perspective on Eschatology Without Telos" in Heythrop Journal (with Nathan R. Kerr); and "Continuing to Look for God in France: On the Relationship Between Phenomenology and Theology" in Words of Life: New Theological Turns in French Phenomenology. He also reviewed Before the Voice of Reason: Echoes of Responsibility in Merleau-Ponty’s Ecology and Levinas’s Ethics by David Michael Kleinberg-Levin. He presented the lecture "Heavenly Minded and Earthly Good: Evangelical Christianity and Environmental Ethics" at Central Methodist University; "Environmentalism and Evangelical Politics" at the University of Central Arkansas; "Social Justice in an Environmental Age" at Rhodes College; "Navigating the Postmodern World: A Discussion of Kierkegaard and Levinas: Ethics, Politics, and Religion" at the Faulkner County Public Library; "Fecundity, Fidelity, and Expectation: Reflections on Philosophy and Fatherhood" to the Arkansas Philosophical Association; "Reading Levinas and Derrida After Audi: An Argument for the Viability of Foundationalism in New Phenomenology" and "So Now What: A Commentary on Carlson’s Rule-Circularity and the Justification of Deduction" at the MidSouth Philosophy Conference in Memphis, Tenn.; "Levinasian Otherism and Modest Foundationalism" to the North Texas Philosophical Association; and "Between Walzer and Levinas: Political Viability as a Regulative Constraint on Environmental Philosophy" and "Thoughts on Kierkegaard and Authenticity: A Commentary" at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in New York, N.Y. He also served as the Humanities Advisory Editor for CultureFrame and a referee for Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, History of Philosophy Quarterly, and Routledge Press.

Chris Spatz, professor emeritus of psychology, published Basic Statistics: Tales of Distributions, 10th edition and Instructors Manual with Test Bank for Basic Statistics: Tales of Distributions, 10th edition. He also published "Hendrix College – In the Beginning" in Occasional Papers, a publication of the United Methodist Church of Arkansas Historical Society. He co-presented "Statistics: What Students Know on Day 1 (And Their Grades Later)" at the Southeast Teaching of Psychology conference in Kennesaw, Ga.

Damon Spayde, assistant professor of physics, published "Strange Quark Contributions to Parity-Violating Asymmetries in the Backward Angle G0 Electron Scattering Experiment" in Physical Review Letters.

Tom Stanley, Bill and Connie Bowen Odyssey Professor of Economics and Business, published "Publication Selection Bias in Minimum-Wage Research? A Meta-Regression Analysis" in the British Journal of Industrial Relations (with Hristos Doucouliagos); "Efficiency Wages, Productivity and Simultaneity: A Meta-Regression Analysis" in the Journal of Labor Research (with Eric Krassoi-Peach); "Could It Be Better to Discard 90% of the Data? A Statistical Paradox" in The American Statistician (with Jarrell, S. B. and Hristos Doucouliagos); "Picture This: A Simple Graph that Reveals Much Ado about Research" in the Journal of Economic Surveys (with Doucouliagos, Hristos); and "Meta-regression models of economics and medical research" in Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics. He also presented "Are Recreation Values Systematically Underestimated? Getting Beyond Publication Selection Bias" at a DARE Seminar at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., and "Introduction to Meta-Analysis: Short Course" to the Central Arkansas Statistical Association. He co-organized the Meta-Analysis of Economics Research (MAER-Net) Workshop and Colloquium at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., where he also presented "Is Health Care a Luxury? Regions, Aggregation, Publication Bias and the Winner’s Curse" (with Ellie Wheeler, Hendrix College, and Joan Costa-Font, LSE) and served as instructor at the EPA-funded Training Workshop On Meta-Analysis. He was invited to seminars at the Economics Departments of Deakin University, Melbourne University and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Survey, serves on the Editorial Board of Economics Research International, and has been a visiting professor at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, London School of Economics, and visiting Fellow at Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge. He has received $400,000 from the EPA STAR program for his ongoing project "Meta-Regression Analysis of Recreation and Valuation and Demand Elasticities: Identifying and Correcting Publication Selection Bias to Improve Benefit Transfer."

Dorian Stuber, assistant professor of English, served on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature.

David Sutherland, Associate Provost and professor of mathematics, lectured and presided over the induction of new members at the Pi Mu Epsilon chapter at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., and Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. He also presided over student undergraduate research presentations, Pi Mu Epsilon awards ceremony and lectured at the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest 2009 in Portland, Ore., part of his duties as president of the national council of Pi Mu Epsilon honorary mathematics society.

Marianne Tettlebaum, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, received an ACS Faculty Renewal Grant for $8,000.

Todd Tinsley, assistant professor of physics, co-published "Muon decay in a linearly polarized laser field" in Physical Review D. He, along with a student, received $2,500 to research "Neutrino production of an electron-positron pair as it travels through magnetic field." He also presented the lecture "Hacking into supernovae with a desktop computer" at Reed College in Portland, Ore., and "Sports Science and Medicine" at the Science Café in Little Rock.

Alex Vernon, associate professor of English, published "Spirit of Summer" in Soirée. He also reviewed The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization by Keith Gandal, which was featured in The Hemingway Review. He served as Contributing Editor of WLA: War, Literature, & the Arts and was appointed to a three-year term on the MacArthur Military History Museum Commission by the Little Rock Mayor and Board of Directors.

José Vilahomat, associate professor of Spanish, published "Sátira híbrida y sujeto menipeo: la literatura cubana y latinoamericana actual" [Hybrid Satire and Menippean Subject: Contemporary Cuban and Latin American Literature] in Espéculo. Revista de estudios literarios. He also presented the "Study Abroad Programs in Castile and Leon, Spain" workshop at Florida International University in Miami, Fla.

Carol West, professor of English, received the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, funded by an $87,805 grant from the U.S. Department of Education and supplemented by $3,500 from the Africa Network’s Luce Foundation grant, to support five weeks of curricular development activities in Senegal and The Gambia for fifteen participants. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Africa Network.

Daniel Whelan, assistant professor of politics and international relations, published "The Reality of Western Support for Economic and Social Rights: A Reply to Susan Kang" in Human Rights Quarterly (with Jack Donnelly) and Indivisible Human Rights: A History. He also served as Senior Editor of Human Rights & Human Welfare.

Robert Williamson, assistant professor of religious studies, lectured on "The Book of Joshua" at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. He also presented a series of lectures on "The Book of Genesis: Creation Stories" at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock and a lecture series on "Wisdom Literature" at First Presbyterian Church in Conway.

Ann Willyard, assistant professor of biology, received an Arkansas Academy of Science Undergraduate Research Award for $500. She reviewed grant applications for the National Science Foundation and Austrian Science Fund and manuscripts for New Forests journal. She also lectured on "Integrating phylogenetics and population genetics: examples from the hard pines" at Cornell University.

Ann Wright, associate professor of physics, attended a "Women in Robotics & Engineering" workshop at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Fla. See http://www2.hendrix.edu/astronomy/ksc/ksctrip.html for photos from her visit to the Space Center.

Leslie Zorwick, assistant professor of psychology, presented "Working relationships in legal settings: The role of status, warmth, and competence" to the Southwestern Psychological Association in Dallas, Texas. She also served as an expert witness in Spurlock et al. v Fox et al. (U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee). The case was a NAACP-backed lawsuit against a 2009 Metro Nashville school re-zoning plan. She was a Conference Submissions Reviewer in the Personality/Social Area for the Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting.