faculty achievements

Gary Dop announces second book of poems, Earth Never Settles

Gary Dop

Gary Dop, English professor and director of Randolph’s M.F.A. program in creative writing, has announced that his second book of poems, Earth Never Settles, will be published by Red Hen Press. The title for the book, which will be released in 2020, is inspired by the final line of one of Dop’s poems. He is... READ MORE >>

Music professor Emily Yap Chua to perform at Otterbein University

Emily Yap Chua

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua is the featured pianist in a recital this Sunday, Oct. 1 at Otterbein University in Ohio. The event will take place at 2 p.m. in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center. Chua will perform works by Handel, Brahms, Lutoslawski, and Liebermann. Prior to the concert, she will... READ MORE >>

Kern brings computational chemistry experience to Randolph faculty

Jesse Kern

When students think about chemistry, they don’t typically consider the creative aspects of the subject. New chemistry professor Jesse Kern is hoping to show another side of the chemistry to his students. “I want to bring an open-minded, softer, and more flexible approach to studying chemistry,” Kern said. “It’s not necessarily all about the exact... READ MORE >>

Gauthier to present paper, serve as panelist at International Small Cinemas Conference

Jennifer Gauthier

Communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier will present her paper, “Indigenizing Sci-Fi: Native Women Filmmakers Decolonize a Genre,” at the Annual International Conference on Small Cinemas at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain. She will also serve on a panel with colleagues from New Zealand, California, and New York. In its eighth year,... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s work gets attention from national finance and business associations

Jeffery Heinfeldt

Economics and business professor Jeffery Heinfeldt’s work will be showcased in a national academic journal and at a national conference this fall. Heinfeldt’s manuscript, “Inventory Methods, Inflation, and Phantom Profits: Liquidity Issues and Pedagogical Opportunities,” was recently accepted for publication in Advances in Financial Education. Heinfeldt co-authored the document with Fran Wolf, a professor at... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s environmental research published

Sarah Sojka

Randolph physics and environmental studies professor Sarah Sojka co-authored a paper that recently appeared on the website for Estuaries and Coasts, and will be published this fall in a special issue of the journal. The paper details work by Sojka and several other marine scientists from across the nation to study the ecological effects of “coastal armoring,”... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Deetz to present keynote at Stratford Hall Teachers Institute

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, a visiting professor of sociology at Randolph, will give the keynote address for the upcoming 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers at historic Stratford Hall. The theme of the program, which takes place from July 26-29, is “Slavery in Virginia 1607-1758.” Deetz will discuss “Slavery and Resistance in the Early Atlantic World: Sowing the... READ MORE >>

Randolph librarian’s work published in regional journal

Stephen Krueger

An article by Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph, was published in The Southeastern Librarian (Volume 65 Number 2, Summer 2017). It was listed under the title, “Health Sciences Assessment at UNC Charlotte: A Collection Development Fellowship.” The article is Krueger’s first peer-reviewed journal publication; however, he presented a poster on the... READ MORE >>

Shipley selected to co-chair session at 2018 Association of Art Historians Conference

Lesley Shipley

Randolph art history professor Lesley Shipley has been selected to co-chair a session for the Association of Art Historians Conference at Courtauld Institute of Art at King’s College London in April 2018. Shipley and Mey-Yen Moriuchi, an art history professor at La Salle University, will co-chair the session, “Beyond Boundaries: Artistic Inquiries into Borders and... READ MORE >>

Bessenger to speak at Institute for Asian Cultural and Religious History in Austria

Suzanne Bessenger

On Thursday, June 22, religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger will give the talk, “Independent Dakini or Yab Yum Duo? Sönam Peldren, Rinchen Pel, and the Role of Life Writing in Tibetan Sainthood” at the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Asian Cultural and Religious History in Vienna, Austria. Bessenger was approved for tenure at Randolph earlier this... READ MORE >>