Faculty Scholarship

Next Visiting Writers series event to feature Randolph’s creative writing faculty

Gary Dop and Laura-Gray Street

English and creative writing professors, Gary Dop and Laura-Gray Street will read from their latest works at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room inside Smith Memorial Building.... READ MORE >>

Warren appointed to 500-Year Forest Foundation Board of Directors

Karin Warren

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, will serve a 3-year term with the non-profit nature conservation organization.... READ MORE >>

Gauthier lectures at William & Mary, slated to lecture in France

Jennifer Gauthier

Communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier has traveled extensively this fall, visiting and lecturing at various institutions and events across the nation and the world. On October 30, Gauthier was invited to the College of William & Mary to give a talk to students and faculty as part of a speaker series organized by the Native... READ MORE >>

Fighting Alzheimer’s: Randolph receives grant for Alzheimer’s patient monitoring research

Physics professor Katrin Schenk and Emad Davis '19 collaborate on the project to develop software that helps caregivers monitor Alzheimer's patients

Physics professor Katrin Schenk was awarded a new $43,563 grant from the Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund (ARDRAF) to develop software that will help caregivers monitor Alzheimer’s patients and improve their caregiving.... READ MORE >>

Randolph sociology professor pens article in quarterly journal, Critical Muslim

Brad Bullock

A critical essay by sociology professor Brad Bullock was published in the October 2018 edition of the quarterly journal, Critical Muslim. The article, entitled “Big, Bad Trump,” was published in the Narratives section of the publication. Read more at https://www.criticalmuslim.io/big-bad-trump/. A subscription to the magazine is required to read the entire article.... READ MORE >>

Women of Hogwarts: Danielle Currier to discuss feminism in Harry Potter universe at Roanoke magic festival

Danielle Currier

This weekend, sociology professor Danielle Currier will give the talk, “Fantastical, Feisty, Fearless, Flying, and Feminist: the Girls and Women of Hogwarts,” at the Generic Magic Festival in Roanoke, Virginia. Currier’s presentation is scheduled as part of the main festival on Saturday, October 6, at 3 p.m. at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church. The Generic... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Brennan Keegan

Brennan Keegan

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Brennan Keegan, visiting instructor in American culture, is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I grew up outside of Portland, Oregon, and went to the small liberal arts school... READ MORE >>

Gauthier to help the public ‘Decipher the News’ at Lynchburg Public Library

Jennifer Gauthier

Communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier will present the lecture “Deciphering the News” at Lynchburg Public Library on Thursday, September 20, at 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Community Meeting Room. Gauthier’s talk is designed to help Lynchburg citizens identify fake news, sort out fact from opinion, and cut through misleading rhetoric to hone in what... READ MORE >>

Bessenger visits Bhutan for research on Tibetan Buddhist religious biographies

Professor Suzanne Bessenger in front of Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

This summer, religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger traveled to Bhutan for research on the role of non-monastic Buddhist practices described in the 14th Century biographies of the female saint Sönam Peldren and her husband and scribe, Rinchen Pel. Bessenger consulted Tshering Dhendup, dean of academic affairs at the College of Language and Culture Studies in... READ MORE >>

Penn’s research published in Communications in Algebra

Michael Penn

Randolph mathematics professor Michael Penn recently co-authored a paper that was published in the academic journal, Communications in Algebra. The article is entitled “Z/2Z Invariants of the Free Fermion Algebra” and details the uncovering of an interesting connection between orbifolds of free field vertex algebras and affine W-algebras. Read the article in its entirety here.... READ MORE >>