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