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MFA program adds New York Times best-selling author to faculty

Erika L. Sánchez (Photo by Robyn Lindemann)

Randolph College’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program has added yet another nationally recognized and multi-genre author to its faculty. Erika L. Sánchez, a renowned and bestselling poet, novelist, and essayist from Chicago, joins the already stellar lineup. Sánchez’s debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was published by Graywolf Press in July 2017, and her... READ MORE >>

Randolph Launches New M.F.A. in Creative Writing

From left, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Aviya Kushner, Phillip B. Williams, Layli Long Soldier, Kaveh Akbar, and Mira Jacob

Acclaimed and award-winning writers will serve as first faculty for new program A new graduate program at Randolph will bring some of the hottest writers to campus beginning this summer. Starting in July 2018, Randolph will add a two-year, low-residency Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program, which is the first of its kind... 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 >>

Randolph librarian’s article published in Public Services Quarterly

Stephen Krueger

An article by Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph College’s Lipscomb Library, has been published in the journal Public Services Quarterly. The article, which he wrote during his final semester of graduate school, is entitled “Serving Transgender Patrons in Academic Libraries” and appears in the Future Voices in Public Services column. The... READ MORE >>

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 >>