Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Timothy Barker, astronomy professor, co-wrote the article “Rotation Period Determination for 247 Eukrate” in the Minor Planet Bulletin, with faculty technology liaison Gary Ahrendts and Shelby Delos ’14 (2012).

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, had his holiday overture, “Rocket Sleigh,” performed by numerous ensembles across the country in December, including by the Arkansas Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, the United States Coast Guard Band, and the Yale Concert Band.

Thomas Dolack, visiting assistant professor of Russian, published the article “Homo Oneginensis: Pushkin and Evo-Cognitive Approaches to Literature” in Style (fall 2012).

Michael Drout, English professor, presented the lecture “The Tower and the Ruin: The Past in Tolkien’s Literary Works” at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, on Sept. 21, 2012, and delivered the keynote lecture “What Do We Learn from Beowulf?” as part of the series “Epic Poetry” at Hillsdale College’s Center for Constructive Alternatives in Hillsdale, Mich., on Nov. 12, 2012. As part of a collaboration of the Wheaton Lexomics Research Group, he also co-authored the article “Books Tell Us”: Lexomic and Traditional Evidence for the Sources of Guthlac A.,” with professors Michael Kahn and Mark LeBlanc, in Modern Philology (November 2012).

Yuen-Gen Liang, associate professor of history, co-edited A Forgotten Empire: The Spanish-North African Borderlands, a special issue of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.

Karen McCormack, assistant professor of sociology, published the article “Comfort and Burden: The Changing Meaning of Home for Owners At-Risk of Foreclosure” in Symbolic Interaction (November 2012).

Kim Miller, associate professor of women’s studies and art history, co-edited Gender and South African Art, a special issue of the journal African Arts (MIT Press, winter 2012).