Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Marjorie Gelb Jones ’62 published The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott, a biography of the Philadelphia Quaker (Schiffer, 2015).

Jo Ann Simons Derr ’75, former president and CEO of Cardinal Cushing Centers, became chief executive officer of the Northeast Arc on Jan. 4, 2016. The Arc is a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities become full participants in the community.

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Faculty

Alex Bloom, professor of history, published Takin’ It to the Streets: A Sixties Reader (Fourth Edition) (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Delvyn Case, associate professor of music, had his original holiday overture “Rocket Sleigh” performed by 14 orchestras, including the Atlanta, Toronto, Roanoke, Toledo, Grand Rapids and Pacific symphonies. It also received its U.K. premiere by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (December 2015).

Michael Drout, professor of English, published Tolkien Studies: Volume 12 (West Virginia University Press, 2015). He was interviewed in December 2015 by National Public Radioand theNew York Times as an expert on Tolkien in regard to the case in Turkey in which a physician faces a two-year prison sentence for insulting the Turkish president by comparing him to the character Gollum,from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He also was an on-air expert in several episodes of the History Channel’s “True Monsters” series—“Devils and Hell,” “Gods and Monsters,” “Giants and Beasts” and “Cannibals and Killers.”

John Grady, professor of sociology, and Michael Gousie, professor of math/computer science, presented “The Social Composition of an Imaginary World: The Star Village in Hollywood, 1927–2013,” an identification and analysis of the social types generated by a visualization of the most popular movie stars on the Quigley Poll, at the International Visual Sociology Association Conference, in Tinos, Greece, on June 27, 2015. Professor Grady also was a co-organizer of the Visual Methods Seminar 2015, with attendees from 20 countries at the University of Antwerp. The seminar, held Aug. 24 through Sept. 4, 2015, focused on defining interpretative issues in the design of visual social research and examined best practices in conducting an investigation. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Kirk Anderson, professor of French studies, published the article “Song ‘Adaptations’ and the Globalisation of French Pop, 1960–1970,” in the August 2015 issue of French Cultural Studies.

Delvyn Case, associate professor of music, had three compositions published by Keepe Publishing House, which specializes in contemporary music for saxophone: “Dayspring” (tenor saxophone and piano), “Gemini Variations” (two alto saxophones) and “Siciliana” (soprano saxophone and string trio).

Sam Coale, professor of English, presented the talk “Mysteries of Literature: An Insider’s Journey of Discovery” at the July 2015 annual meeting of the Brownell Library, in Little Compton, R.I. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Kerin Stackpole ’84 was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas of employment and labor law, and employment and labor litigation.

Martha Stone ’70, executive director of the Center for Children’s Advocacy in Hartford, Conn., received the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Pro Bono Award on June 18, 2015, for her decades of work as a legal advocate for children in Connecticut.