Hendrix Faculty News (Spring 2011)

Fred Ablondi, Morriss and Ann Henry Odyssey Associate Professor of Philosophy, published "Absolute Beginners: Learning Philosophy by Learning Descartes and Berkeley" in Metascience, Vol. 19.

Jay Barth, M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Professor of Politics, co-published "Educating Citizens or Defying Federal Authority? A Comparative Study of In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students" in The Policy Studies Journal.

Chris Camfield, assistant professor of mathematics, received a $2,500 grant from the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning.

Stella Capek, professor of sociology, published "Foregrounding Nature: An Invitation to Think About Shifting Nature/City Boundaries" in City & Community,
Vol. 9.

Jenn Dearolf, associate professor of biology, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health, IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence ($641,840 for 2010-2015) for her research "Effects of prenatal steroids on the fatigue properties of breathing muscles."

Robert Entzminger, Provost and Dean of the College and Professor of English, reviewed "Spiritual Architecture and ‘Paradise Regained’: Milton’s Literary Ecclesiology" by Ken Simpson in Milton Quarterly.

Gabe Ferrer, associate professor of computer science, served as the Regional Board Chair for the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges in the Mid-South Region.

Tom Goodwin, Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, received $274,374 from the National Science Foundation for the acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer to enhance faculty and undergraduate research (with co-PIs Andres Caro and Christopher Marvin).

Joyce Hardin, professor of biology, received $120,000 from the Associated Colleges of the South. The grant will fund a post-doctoral fellowship in environmental studies.

J. Brett Hill, assistant professor of anthropology, reviewed The Neighbors Of Casas Grandes: Excavating Medio Period Communities Of Northwest Chihuahua, by Michael Whalen and Paul Minnis, in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

James Jennings, Cynthia Cook Sandefur Odyssey Professor of Education and History, was a guest commentator on four episodes of African Americans in the Military for the Arkansas History DVD series by the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

Lisa Leitz, assistant professor of sociology, served as a reviewer for European Political Science Review and The Social Service Review.

Kim Maslin-Wicks, associate professor of politics, published "Public Displays of Emotion (PDE): Some Preliminary Advice for Leaders" in Public Leadership.

Maxine Payne, Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Associate Professor of Art, presented a solo exhibition titled "Making Pictures: Three for a Dime" at the Arkansas Studies Institute, Concordia Hall.

Aleksandra Pfau, assistant professor of history, published "Crimes of Passion: Emotion and Madness in French Remission Letters" in Madness in Medieval Law and Custom.

John Sanders, professor of religious studies, published "The Eternal Now and Theological Suicide: A Reply to Laurence Wood" in Wesleyan Theological Journal Vol. 45.

Lawrence K. Schmidt, professor of philosophy, published "Critique: The Heart of Philosophical Hermeneutics" in Consequences of Hermeneutics: Fifty Years After Gadamer’s ‘Truth and Method’.

J. Aaron Simmons, assistant professor of philosophy, served as Humanities Advisory Editor for CultureFrame.

Tom Stanley, professor of economics and business, served as Associate Editor for Journal of Economic Survey. He also served as Senior Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics.

Alex Vernon, James and Emily Bost Odyssey Associate Professor of English and Humanities Area Chair, published Approaches to Teaching the Works of Tim O’Brien. He also presented "Revisiting Hemingway’s Spanish Civil War Dispatches" at the 14th Ernest Hemingway International Biennial Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.

José Ramón Vilahomat, associate professor of Spanish, published "Sátira menipea en trayecto: La literatura latinoamericana actual vuelve a los orígenes" in Pterodáctilo: Revista de Arte, Literatura y Lingüística.

Ann Willyard, assistant professor of biology, served as a reviewer for the American Journal of Botany, International Journal of Plant Sciences, and Annals of Botany.

Leslie Zorwick, assistant professor of psychology, co-published "Urban debate and prejudice reduction: The contact hypothesis in action" in Contemporary Argumentation and Debate, Vol. 30.