Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Matthew Allen, professor of music, released the documentary film on DVD Seán Ó Sé: A Life in Song and Story in July 2016 through Multicultural Media, in Montpelier, Vt.

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, wrote the article “Communicating Jewish Identity Through Taste: Jewish Flavour Principles as Culinary ‘Midrash’” in Food and Communication: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2015 (Prospect Books, 2016).

Page 13-Christian-bookcoverShawn Christian, associate professor of English and associate provost, published The Harlem Renaissance and the Idea of a New Negro Reader (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016).

Samuel Cole, professor of English, presented “Hawthorne’s Isolation: Curse, Creed or Catastrophe?” in June at the Hawthorne Conference of 2016 in Stowe, Vt., and “Hawthorne [De]constructed: Morbid Hermit, Elegant Genius, Sexual Transgressor” at the American Literature Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.

Mark LeBlanc, professor of computer science, in May 2016 won the 2016 NCWIT EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology and Google. The award is for open-source course materials that demonstrate a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining women and other underrepresented groups in introductory computer science courses. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Margo Walsh Davies ’86, founder of MaineWorks, was featured in the Huffington Post blog “What’s Working: Purpose + Profit.” Her company helps former inmates recovering from addiction get a fresh start through temporary employment. MaineWorks also was recognized on the 2016 Best for The World Customers list presented by the nonprofit B Lab as one of 134 companies having a positive impact on customers.

Kerin Stackpole ’84 was named the Best Lawyers  2017 Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law—Management in Burlington, Mass. Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Lawyer of the Year. 

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Matthew Allen, professor of music, wrote the article “Song in the Construction of Tamil South Indian History and Identity” in La Médiathèque Caraibe (2016), an online library.

Michael Berg, associate professor of psychology, co-wrote the article “The Relationship Between Weight-based Prejudice and Attitudes Towards Obesity-reducing Public Policies” in Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, an American Psychological Association journal, in May. Co-authors include: Sara Hollar ’11, Samantha Walker ’12 and Lauren Erickson ’12. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Catharine Davis Ellingsen ’86 has been named executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Phoenix-based Republic Services, Inc.

Patricia Fanning ’73Patricia Fanning ’73 published Artful Lives: The Francis Watts Lee Family and Their Times (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016).

Marjorie Gelb Jones ’62 published The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2015). She also presented the talk “The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott” at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston on July 13.