Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Food for thought

Professor explores equity of edibles

Justin Schupp, assistant professor of sociology

Justin Schupp, assistant professor of sociology

Assistant Professor of Sociology Justin Schupp’s research interests revolve around the intersections of inequality, social movements and the economy. His recent projects have focused on these topics within the food and agricultural system, including studying the equity of where farmers markets are located. We asked him to tell us about what he currently is exploring and why. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Alex Bloom, professor of history, wrote a book review of Rafael Rojas’s Fighting Over Fidel: The New York Intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution in the American Historical Review in December 2016.

James Byrne, visiting assistant professor of English, published the article “Seamus Heaney, Francisco Goya, and Unveiling the Myth of History,” in the December 2016 issue of War, Literature & the Arts journal.

Pubs-ClarkBeverly Clark, professor of English, published the article “The Writer, the Family or the House? Visualizing Jo March’s Genius in the Nineteenth Century” in Story Time: Essays on the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children’s Literature (New Haven: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and Yale University Press, 2016).

pubs-Kelly-GoffKelly Goff, assistant professor of art, exhibited “Empty Cache” at the annual Governor’s Island Art Fair in New York, N.Y. This solo exhibition in the underground Revolutionary War Fort Jay showcased Goff’s work “Dumpster, 2012.” Goff also exhibited his first video installation, “Two views, 2016,” at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Vermont as part of the Open Call NXNE 2017 exhibition, from January 14 through March 5.

Nancy Kendrick, professor of philosophy, wrote the chapter “Wollstonecraft on Marriage as Virtue Friendship” in The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Kent Shaw, assistant professor of English, wrote a book review of Lo Kwa Mei-en’s Yearling in the September 2016 issue of the Kenyon Review and a book review of Christopher DeWeese’s The Father of the Arrow is the Thought in the December 2016 issue of Fanzine. His poem “There were bricks put at brick angles” also was published in the Bennington Review in November 2016.

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Jeniffer Hargroves Cox ’00 published the article “Proposing a New Strategy for Army Ethics Training,” in the Military Law Review, 2016.

Pubs-PaquetteCathleen “Catha” Paquette ’74 published At the Crossroads: Diego Rivera and his Patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts (University of Texas Press, 2017).

Sam Sisakhti ’05, founder of UsTrendy, won the 2016 Laverack Award from the Applewild School in Fitchburg, Mass., the independent day school that he attended. The award celebrates dedication and generosity.

Pubs-SnowdenSusannah Snowden-Smith ’95 received the 2016 Wrecks of the World Champion award in an international underwater photography contest that showcases breathtaking images of shipwrecks around the world.

Team spirit

Super FanBiology professor named NEWMAC SuperFan

There are fans, and then there is Professor of Biology Betsey Dyer.

If there is a basketball game happening in Emerson Gym or a women’s lacrosse match on the field, you’ll likely find her there cheering on Wheaton—unwavering in her enthusiasm, win or lose.

She regularly follows men’s basketball, women’s basketball (for 25 years) and women’s lacrosse, and tries to get to every home game and some away games, too. Because of that and what students have to say about her team spirit, she was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) SuperFan of the Month for November 2016.

The members of the women’s basketball team nominated her for the award, noting that she is equally supportive in the classroom, understanding the challenges that students face while balancing the demands of academics and athletics.

“Her dedication to and passion for us in the classroom and on the field pushes us to work that much harder and to make her proud,” team members wrote in their submission.   [Read more...]