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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 >>

Tatum serves as guest editor for special issue of journal on psychology

Holly Tatum

Randolph psychology professor Holly Tatum, along with Beth Schwartz of Heidelberg University and David Rettinger of the University of Mary Washington, co-edited a special issue of the academic journal Theory into Practice. Tatum also authored the article, “Theoretical Approaches to Understanding and Promoting Academic Integrity.” The special issue of Theory into Practice and Tatum’s article... READ MORE >>

Halbrook brings sports psychology expertise to sport and exercise program

Meghan Halbrook

While she was in Lynchburg interviewing for a sport and exercise studies professor position, Meghan Halbrook stopped by the Lynchburg Humane Society. She told the staff there that if she got the job at Randolph, she would adopt a dog. Now just a few months later, she is settling into her new role and is... READ MORE >>

Penn joins mathematics faculty

Michael Penn

A mathematician who specializes in abstract algebra—and pizza making—is the newest member of Randolph’s mathematics department faculty. In his first semester at Randolph this fall, math professor Michael Penn is teaching Calculus 1 and Linear Algebra and Differential Equations courses. He previously worked as a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Bowdoin College,... 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 faculty ranked in top 20 nationally by The Princeton Review

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Randolph College has been ranked 19th in the nation for most accessible professors and 17th for Best Health Services by the Princeton Review as part of the 2018 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 382 Colleges. This is not the first ranking that recognizes Randolph and its faculty. Just recently, the College was ranked... READ MORE >>