Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, Honors and Creative Works: Faculty

Vicki Bartolini, professor of education, spoke on an international panel, “Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities: How Countries Can Proactively Align Early Education to Promote Childhood and Family Health and Nutrition,” at the Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families conference at Wheelock College in June. She also shared her Early STEM literacy video documentation project at a session with education leaders from around the world.

Alexander Bloom, professor of history, published the article “‘The Mainspring in This Country Has Been Broken’: America’s Battered Sense of Self and the Emergence of the Vietnam Syndrome” in Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War (Duke University Press, June 2013). [Read more...]

Publications, Honors and Creative Works: Alumnae/i

Robie Heilbrun Harris ’62 received the inaugural Mills Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy, presented at the Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Annual Benefit on May 6 in Manhattan. The award recognizes authors dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading in young children.

Michelle “Shelly” Jarenski ’99, assistant professor of English at University of Michigan–Dearborn, published the article “‘Delighted and Instructed’: African American Challenges to Panoramic Aesthetics in J.P. Ball, Kara Walker, and Frederick Douglass” in the American Quarterly (2013).

Priscilla Ledbetter Padgett ’82 published Mercer Island (Arcadia Publishing, May 2013), a photo history featuring images gathered from state and local archives, museums, libraries, newspapers and personal collections. It is part of Arcadia’s Images of America series, which has more than 6,000 titles.

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Alexander Bloom, professor of history, presented the following seminars and talks at the University of Rome in March 2013: “Route 66 and the Postwar Westward Expansion”; “John F. Kennedy and the New Frontier”; “America Views Europe, 1945–2013: From Inferiority to Superiority”; “‘The Personal Is Political, The Political Is Personal’: Understanding the 1960s”; and “American Nuclear Culture in the 1950s: Learning to Live (and Die) with the Bomb.” He also wrote a review for the American Historical Review (February 2013) of Stuart Henderson’s Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s.

Barbara Brennessel, professor of biology, received a grant from the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) in February. She is conducting the research “Fine Scale Population Genetic Analysis of the Spotted Turtle” with student Lindsay Petrenchik ’13 and it will be presented at the NBI conference in May 2013.

Stephanie Burlington Daniels, associate professor of theatre, presented the solo show “Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth” at Wheaton on February 7 and at Emerson College on February 23. The Boston Globe featured the production by the company Sleeping Weazel, which was created by Professor Charlotte Meehan and is run in collaboration with Amanda Weir ’04, Adara Meyers ’08 and Jessica Foster ’05.

Tommasina Gabriele, professor of Italian studies, wrote the article “Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt: Lesbian Desire in Maria Rosa Cutrufelli’s Complice il dubbio,” published in the journal Italian Culture (March 2013).

Michael Gousie, computer science professor, wrote “The Case for 3D Visualization in DEM Assessment,” published in Advances in Spatial Data Handling: Geospatial Dynamics, Geosimulation and Exploratory Visualization (Springer, 2013). He also presented his work at the biennial International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling in Bonn, Germany, in August 2012.

Tim Harbold, associate professor of music, presented “Marching Along with Time: Songs by Irving Berlin 1935–1945,” a theatrical show in collaboration with Valerie Anastasio, Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner. Performances took place in September 2012 and February 2013 at Wheaton, Follen Church in Lexington, Mass., and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. Harbold’s choral arrangement of “Marchin’ to Zion” was released by Santa Barbara Music Publishing in October 2012. Also in 2012, Harbold and Anastasio released “Give ’em the Oo-La-La,” a self-produced CD.

Eric Kelley, visiting instructor of anthropology, published the article “Yva Poty Rising: From the Ashes, a Cause for Hope,” in the Cultural Survival Quarterly (March 2013).

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Robin Bowman ’82, in partnership with the American Teenager Project of Richmond, Calif., received a 2012 Audience Engagement Grant from the Open Society Foundation. Bowman’s collection of photographs and interviews of adolescents, titled It’s Complicated: The American Teenager, is central to the project’s initiative to engage youths in civil and human rights issues.

Jessica Knauss ’97 translated from Spanish to English Carmino sin returno (No Turning Back) by Lidia Falcón (Loose Leaves Publishing, January 2013).

Dorothy Kerper Monnelly ’58 published For My Daughters (Hudson Hills, 2013). The book pairs her own photography with poetry written by her mother, Dorothy Darling Kerper.

Jane Protzman ’59 showed her photographs in the “Water, Water Everywhere” exhibition at the Port Jefferson Free Library in Port Jefferson, N.Y., in early 2013.