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: 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: Faculty

Alex Bloom, professor of history, published the article “The Complicated Legacy of 1960s Conservatism” in Reviews in American History in December 2015.

Beverly Clark, professor of English, published the chapter “The Critical Reception of Little Women” in Critical Insights: Little Women (Salem Press, 2015).

John Collins, professor of physics, published the article “Non-radiative Processes in Crystals and in Nanocrystals” in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology in January. [Read more...]

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...]