Faculty Scholarship

Deetz published in special issue of Slavery and Abolition academic journal

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, visiting professor of sociology, contributed an article to a special issue of Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies. Published June 1, the theme of the issue was “A Forum on Slavery and Universities.” Deetz’s article was entitled, “Finding dignity in a landscape of fear: enslaved women and girls at... READ MORE >>

Summer Research project analyzing textbook costs

Lewis Ward '20 and Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph, work together in the Lipscomb Library.

The average American college student pays around $1,200 for textbooks during any given academic year, according to Stephen Krueger, the access and outreach services librarian at Randolph. This summer, he and Lewis Ward ’20 are teaming up to see how Randolph compares. For their Summer Research project, Krueger and Ward are examining the maximum and... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s research cited by U.S. News & World Report

John Abell

John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics at Randolph, was recently cited in an article by U.S. News & World Report for his research on food deserts. Food deserts are defined as urban areas in which it is difficult to buy affordable or fresh, high quality food. Abell has conducted extensive research on the... READ MORE >>

Visiting professor’s book highlighted in Savor magazine

Kelley Deetz

A book by Kelley Deetz, visiting sociology professor at Randolph, is highlighted in the latest issue of Virginia’s Savor magazine. The article features a Q&A with Deetz, and highlights some of the historical recipes found in her book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine. Savor is a free magazine,... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor tabbed as first diversity ambassador for national Brewers Association

Janel Jackson-Beckham

Janel Jackson-Beckham, a communication studies professor at Randolph, has been named the first-ever diversity ambassador for the national Brewers Association. In the new role, Jackson-Beckham will travel around the country to state guild and other craft brewing community events to speak on best practices for diversifying both customer bases and staff and to listen to... READ MORE >>

Randolph history professor selected to participate in national seminar on ‘The Civil War and American Memory’

John d'Entremont

Randolph history professor John d’Entremont is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special seminar on “The Civil War and American Memory.” The seminar for faculty members in history, political science, and related... READ MORE >>

Randolph chemistry professor co-authors paper in Chemical Communications

Jesse Kern

Chemistry professor Jesse Kern co-authored a paper that was published this month in the journal, Chemical Communications. The paper is titled “Catalytic Aziridination with Alcoholic Substrates Via a Chromium Tetracarbene Catalyst” and gives examples of aziridination catalysis with a chromium complex. Kern began his research on the topic as a post-doctoral research associate at the... READ MORE >>

Deetz to speak at 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, a visiting sociology professor at Randolph, will speak about her new book, Bound to the Fire, at the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book that takes place March 21-25 in Charlottesville, Va. The annual event is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and draws more than 20,000 people from around the... READ MORE >>

Penn co-authors paper in Journal of Algebra

Michael Penn

Randolph mathematics professor Michael Penn co-authored a paper that will be published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of Algebra. The paper concludes a series of four articles—three co-authored by Penn—which examine the principal subspaces of level one standard modules of twisted affine Lie algebras using vertex algebraic techniques. Vertex algebras are a... READ MORE >>

Deetz’s Bound to the Fire named among Smithsonian’s best books about food

Kelley Deetz

The Smithsonian has named Kelley Deetz’s book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, as one of its 10 Best Books About Food of 2017. Deetz is a Randolph visiting sociology professor. Bound to the Fire draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced study... READ MORE >>