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Faculty News: Feb. 2013

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  • David Underwood, professor of art, had one large composite photograph included in "Photography at the Edge," an international, juried competition and art exhibition.  The work will be on exhibit at the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, during the month of February.  

 

  • Dr. Kara Stooksbury has co-written a book chapter with Lori Maxwell. The chapter is entitled “Only in America. A Meso-Level Analysis of Country Music’s Political Melody: Patriotism, Parochialism and Patriarchy.” The chapter appears in the book “A Change is Gonna Come: Popmusik and Politik” by Dietmar Schiller.

 

  • Dr. Bethany White has recently published a collection of poetry, Fast Fat Girls in Pink Hot Pants. The collection traces her travels as daughter, student, mother, artist, and academic above and below the Mason-Dixon Line. The cover photo for the book was taken by English alumna Hannah Williams. White will have a reading and signing of the collection on Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. at Union Avenue Books in Knoxville. Copies are available on Amazon.com.

 

  • Upon the approval of the board of trustees, several faculty members have recently received promotions, tenure or sabbaticals. These include:

Associate Professor to Professor

Dr. Sheridan C. Barker, Communication

Dr. Karen L. Milligan, Education

Dr. Shawn M. O’Hare, English

Dr. Susan O’Dell Underwood, English

 

Assistant Professor with Tenure to Associate Professor with Tenure

Dr. Shannon C. Collins, English

Professor Sue McBee, Nursing

 

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with Tenure

Dr. Chad W. Airhart, Art

Dr. Hester D. Beecher, Business

Professor Cassandra H. Catlett, Business

Dr. Elizabeth A. Fiske, Nursing

Professor Carolanne R. Henley, Nursing

Professor Pamela B. Rogers, Nursing

 

The following faculty were granted sabbaticals:

Spring 2014

Harold Wayne Ballard, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religion (2002)

Proposal: Visiting Professor at Morling College in Sydney, Australia

Fall 2013

Victoria L. Barker, Ph.D.

Professor of English (1984)

Proposal: “Voices Through the Mountains: A Study of the Depiction of the Wilderness Trace Travelers’ Attitudes Toward the Appalachians as seen in the Novels of Selected Kentucky Writers of Historical Fiction and their Historical Sources.”

Fall 2013

David E. Crutchley, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Religion (2004)

Proposal: Scholarly articles in the areas of Johannine/Pauline Christology or African spirituality and work on completing the draft of a commentary of Philippians.

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