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 small sample of the professional activities of Hendrix faculty.
David Bailin, adjunct professor of art, exhibited his work at a one person show titled “Confessions of A Conformist,” at the Koplin Del Rio Gallery at Culver City, Calif., from June through July.
Dr. Jay Barth, associate professor of politics, published “Mobilizing the Seldom Voter: Campaign Contact and Effects in High-Profile Elections” in Political Behavior Vol. 30, pp. 97-113 with Janine Parry, E. Terrence Jones, and Martha Kropf.
Dr. Eric Binnie, professor of theatre arts, published an essay titled “Getting Richard Down: The Descent into the Base Court of Richard II: Reflections on a Lesson Plan for a Shakespeare, Theater, or Research Methods Class,” in Staging Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Alan C. Dessen edited by Lena Cowen Orlin and Miranda Johnson-Haddad (University of Delaware Press).
Dr. Stella Capek, professor of sociology, traveled to India as part of a sociology delegation through the organization People To People in November 2007.
Hope Coulter, adjunct professor of English, was named runner-up for the Matt Clark Prize given by New Delta Review for her poem "Speed." Her poem "Giving Music" was runner-up in Spoon River Poetry Review's 2007 Editor's Prize contest.
Dr. Ashby Bland Crowder, M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Professor of English, American Literature, and the Humanities, is the editor of Far From Home: Selected Letters of William Humphrey (Louisiana State University Press).
Dr. Bob Dunn, professor of physics, received a grant of $114,358 over three years from NASA EPSCoR for "Noninvasive Prospecting for Lunar Ores and Minerals,” with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Dr. Tom Goodwin, Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was chair of a plenary session at the International Congress on Heterocyclic Chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and presented a talk on mammalian chemical signaling research in elephants, two species of lemur, polar bears, and maned wolves in July 2007. He also made research presentations at the Australian National University, the University of Queensland, the Auckland Zoo, and the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Australia.
Danny Grace, professor of theatre arts, and his band The Rockin’ Guys released their album Performance Art Miscreants in September 2007.
Dr. Karen Griebling, professor of music, released a CD titled Alan Hovhaness: Music for Horn, Voice and Strings on Centaur Label in September. She was conductor, viola soloist and producer.
Dr. Liz Gron, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Warfield Teague, Willis H. Holmes Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, received $149,640 in funding from the National Science Foundation for “Educating Green Citizens and Scientists for a Sustainable Future.”
Dr. J. Brett Hill, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, published an article titled “Zuñi in the Puebloan and Southwestern Worlds,” with David R. Wilcox and David A. Gregory in Zuni Origins: Toward a New Synthesis of Southwestern Archaeology, edited by D.A. Gregory and D.R. Wilcox (University of Arizona Press).
Dr. Alice Hines, C. Louis and Charlotte Cabe Distinguished Professor of English, participated in a Conway Morning Rotary Club dictionary distribution project at Ida Burns Elementary School in March. Hines read from the book Gooney Bird and the Room Mother by Lois Lowry and encouraged children to look up words they didn’t know in their new dictionaries.
Dr. James Jennings, associate professor of education and history, was named a National PTA Fellow and given $5,000 to research student achievement and parent involvement and achievement gaps in American education.
Dr. Erik Maakestad, associate professor of art, exhibited his work at a group show titled “A Sense of Place,” in Memphis, Tenn., hosted by the Crittenden County Arts Council and Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects.
Dr. Kim Maslin-Wicks, associate professor of politics, published an article titled “Forsaking Transformational Leadership: Roscoe Conkling, The great Senator from New York,” in Leadership Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 463-76.
Dr. Rod Miller, associate professor of art, presented "The Religion of Modernism and the Problem of Beauty" at the Association for Cultural Exchange Conference at Trinity Hall College in Cambridge.
Dr. Karen Oxner, assistant professor of economics and business, published an article titled “Internal Auditors in the Energy Industry” with Thomas Oxner in Oil, Gas, and Energy Quarterly Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 397-413.
Dr. Jennifer Peszka, associate professor of psychology, presented “Does One Week of Sleep Extension Impact Eating Behavior in Healthy Young Adults?” with J. Harsh and D. Mastin at the 21st Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. John Sanders, visiting professor of religion, published “An Introduction to Open Theism,” in Reformed Review, Vol. 60, No. 2. He also presented the opening paper titled “The History and Current Status of Open Theism” at the seminar on “Open Theology and Science” held in Boston June 17-July 7, 2007.
Dr. Lawrence Schmidt, professor of philosophy, gave a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar on “Pragmatism: A Living Tradition,” directed by Russell B. Goodman of the University of New Mexico from June 18 through July 20, 2007.
Dr. Aaron Simmons, assistant professor of philosophy, and John Simmons presented “Joy and Desire in Post modernity,” at the C.S. Lewis Foundation Southeastern Regional Conference.
Dr. Damon Spayde, assistant professor of physics, collaborated with D. S. Armstrong and a group of scientists on “Transverse Beam Spin Asymmetries in Forward-Angle Elastic Electron-Proton Scattering” published in Physical Review Letters 99, 092301 (2007).
Dr. Tom Stanley, professor of economics and business, published “Meta-Regression Methods for Detecting and Estimating Empirical Effect in the Presence of Publication Selection,” in the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, available online at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/obes/0/0. He also co-organized the Aarhus Colloquium of Meta-Analysis in Economics in Sønderborg, Denmark, in September 2007.
Dr. John Toth, associate professor of sociology, presented “Community in a liminal landscape,” at The American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York.
Dr. Alex Vernon, associate professor of English, published “Fiction from the First Gulf War” in EnterText 6.2, winter 2006-2007.