category: Campus News Faculty News: Feb. 2013 By Marketing and Communications On February 8, 2013 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.