Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, acted in and helped compose lyrics for the annual performance of Temple Emanu El’s Purim shpiel in Providence, R.I., in his 18th appearance.

Geoffrey Collins, professor of geology, co-wrote the chapter “Ganymede and Callisto” in the Encyclopedia of the Solar System, which recently won a PROSE Award for the 2015 best book in the cosmology and astronomy category.

Mark LeBlanc, professor of computer science, was presented a $5,000 Google CS Engagement Award, which supports continued course development and integration of instructional materials for increasing student engagement and retention in introductory computer science classes. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, wrote the article “Food and Meals,” published in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (Oxford University Press, 2015). He also, along with Betsey Dyer, professor of biology, co-wrote the article “Cultures on Ice: Refrigeration and the Americanization of Immigrants in the First Half of the Twentieth Century,” published in Food & Material Culture: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2013 (Prospect Books, 2014).

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, had his holiday overture “Rocket Sleigh” performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., by the National Symphony Orchestra in December 2014, as well as by numerous other orchestras during the holiday season. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Vicki Bartolini, professor of education, and Judy LaConte, a Wheaton visiting instructor of education and a Norton teacher, co-wrote, along with Karen Worth, the article “A Shift to Inquiry: The Heart of Effective Teaching and Professional Development for the Twenty-first Century,” in the New Educator (February).

Alexander Bloom, professor of history, published the article “Abraham Lincoln, the 1960s, and Barack Obama: Restoring the Lost Connections,” in Modes and Facets of the American Scene (Ila Palma, Rome, June 2014). [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Francisco Fernández de Alba, associate professor of Hispanic studies, presented the keynote address “1980s Madrid: The War on Drugs and the Transatlantic Conspiracy Theory” at the Levy-Wasteneys Graduate Symposium sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto (Canada) in March. He also presented “Of Bubbles and Islands: In Between Peripherality and the Iberian Atlantic” at the Centro de Estudios Canarias-América conference at Hunter College in New York in April.

Vicki Bartolini, professor of education, co-wrote the article “A Shift to Inquiry: The Heart of Effective Teaching and Professional Development for the 21st Century” in the New Educator (February). She also collaborated with Blakely Fetridge Bundy ’66 on the steering committee of TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) to publish seasonal screen-free play plans for families and teachers of young children.

Alexander Bloom, professor of history, presented the paper “Whatever Happened to the New York Intellectuals?” at Alfred Kazin: A Centennial Celebration, a conference at Wellesley College in May. He also presented the talks “‘Long Time Gone’: The Shifting Meanings of the 1960s Over the Last 50 Years” and “Making the Past Talk: Deriving Textured Meaning From Inanimate Documents?” to graduate students at the University of Rome in June. [Read more...]