faculty achievements

Global Journal of Business Pedagogy publishes article by Randolph business professor

Jeffery Heinfeldt

An article by economics and business professor Jeff Heinfeldt has been published in the Global Journal of Business Pedagogy. The article, titled “The Identification of Stakeholders in Holiday Films: An Illustrative, Pedagogical Analysis,” was part of Heinfeldt’s sabbatical research project. In his writings, Heinfeldt identifies and analyzes stakeholder relationships from a number of classic, holiday... READ MORE >>

Physics professor Peter Sheldon named Leader of the Month by Lynchburg Business magazine

Peter Sheldon

Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering and director of the Center for Student Research at Randolph, is featured as Leader of the Month in the latest issue of Lynchburg Business magazine. In the article, Sheldon answered questions about his work at Randolph, the SUPER program, and his role in founding... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor selected to direct first-ever musical production in historic theater

Randall Speer

Randolph music professor Randall Speer has been chosen as music director for the Academy Center of the Arts’ first-ever music theater production, Follies, on its newly renovated historic stage. Tickets are now on sale for the show, which opens May 10. A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the... READ MORE >>

Stevens publishes article in Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology

Susan Stevens

An article by Susan Stevens, a Randolph classics professor and the Catherine E. and William E. Thoresen Chair in Humanities, was recently published in the Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology. The article was titled “Incorporating Christian Communities in North Africa: Churches as Bodies of Communal History,” and was, in part, the product of a... READ MORE >>

Randolph mathematics professor publishes papers, organizes workshop

Michael Penn

Randolph math professor Michael Penn has published two new works. The first was co-authored with Chris Sadowski of Ursinus College and Corina Calenescu of the City University of New York and was titled “Principal subspaces of higher level twisted A22 modules.” The article was published in the journal, Algebras and Representation Theory, and is the... READ MORE >>

Amster’s essay published in new book, Shakespeare and the 99%

Mara Amster

An essay by Randolph English professor Mara Amster has been included in the new book, Shakespeare and the 99%: Literary Studies, the Profession and the Production of Inequity (Palgrave Macmillan 2019). Amster’s essay is entitled “’Instruct Her What She Has to do’: Education, Social Mobility, and Success.” Covering a range of topics from diverse positions... READ MORE >>

Professor Crystal Howell lectures at Indiana University education symposium

Crystal Howell

On Friday, February 15, Randolph education professor Crystal Howell delivered an invited lecture at the Curriculum and Instruction Research Creative Activity Symposium at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Howell’s lecture was entitled “Finding a job and finding your way: Navigating the transition from graduate school to the professoriate.” She was one of several faculty from... READ MORE >>

Sojka approved for tenure

Sarah Sojka

The Randolph College Board of Trustees recently approved Sarah Sojka, a physics and environmental studies professor, for tenure. She was also promoted from assistant to associate professor, effective July 1. Prior to coming to Randolph in 2013, Sojka received her undergraduate degree in environmental studies-public policy from Eckerd College and her master’s degree and Ph.D.... READ MORE >>

Vecera recognized for earning tenure

Vincent Vecera

Randolph College will recognize Vince Vecera, a political science professor, for earning tenure at a special ceremony in April. Vecera earned his bachelor’s degree from Reed College and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His teaching covers a wide variety of topics in American politics, public law, political theory, and research... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s article in Good Beer Hunting inspires new brew

J. Nikol Beckham

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham continues to receive national recognition for her research on the craft brewing industry and her role as the first diversity ambassador for the Brewers Association. Most recently, her work inspired the creation of a new beer at a Charlottesville, Va. brewery. In December, Jackson-Beckham published a research-based article in... READ MORE >>