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Randolph professor to deliver keynote at conference on craft beer culture

J. Nikol Beckham

J. Nikol Beckham, a Randolph communication studies professor, will deliver the keynote lecture, “Craft Beer Culture: Troubling Our Thirst for a Better Brew,” at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities event, Something’s Brewing: A Symposium on the Craft Beer Movement. The conference begins Friday, November 4, at the University of Tulsa. Beckham will discuss the... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor earns ‘Best Paper’ award at Financial Education Association & Academy of Business Education Conference

Randolph economics and business professor Jeffery Heinfeldt (right) shakes hands with Timothy Michael, executive director of the Financial Education Association.

Economics and business professor Jeffery Heinfeldt received the Best Paper Award in the Pedagogy Category at the recent Financial Education Association & Academy of Business Education Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He co-authored the award-winning paper, “Inventory Methods, Inflation, and Phantom Profits: Liquidity Issues and Pedagogical Opportunities,” with Fran Wolf, a professor at Youngstown State... READ MORE >>

New dance professor offers free community ballet classes

Visiting dance professor Seyong Kim works out with students in Men's Movement class.

An internationally recognized ballet performer and veteran of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps. is one of Randolph’s newest faculty members. Seyong Kim is a visiting professor of dance at the College, and in addition to sharing his expertise with Randolph students, he is offering free community ballet classes this fall. “I’m looking forward to... READ MORE >>

Shipley joins art faculty

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley loves painting and drawing, but has an equal passion for researching art history and female artists. As Randolph’s newest art history professor, she plans to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the often-underrepresented female artists with her students. For her first semester at Randolph this fall, Shipley is teaching 19th Century European Art,... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s op-ed published in Washington Post

Gary Dop

A social justice-themed op-ed by English professor Gary Dop was published in Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post. The article, entitled “A Field Trip’s Hard Lesson,” is the latest in a stream of published works by Dop in the last month. His poem, “The Rain,” was published in the Louisville Review’s 40th anniversary issue, and... READ MORE >>

Wolfe brings cultural, law experience to American Culture Program

Noel Wolfe

As the new Ainsworth Visiting Professor of American Culture, Noel Wolfe is helping develop yet another exciting curriculum for one of Randolph’s most unique programs. This year, Wolfe will teach courses and lead discussions following the American Culture Program’s theme of “Drugs in America.” For the program, students will examine both legal and illegal drug... READ MORE >>

Ragosta returns to Randolph as visiting history professor

John Ragosta

Longtime lawyer turned college professor, John Ragosta is returning to Randolph College as a visiting assistant professor in history for the 2016-17 academic year. Ragosta is serving as a sabbatical replacement for John d’Entremont, the Theodore H. Jack Professor of History—a role he also filled during the 2009-10 academic year. This fall, he is teaching... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor a finalist for national award

Peter Sheldon

Randolph College physics professor Peter Sheldon was one of just 11 educators in the nation to be named a finalist for the Society of Physics Students (SPS) Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. Sheldon was nominated for the award by the students he supervises in Randolph’s SPS chapter. Zach Vernon ’18, Randolph SPS chapter president, said Sheldon... READ MORE >>

Alumna returns to teach physics

Kacey Meaker

When she was a senior at Randolph, Kacey Meaker ’08 jokingly told a friend that one day she would return here to teach. It took eight years, but her prediction came true. Meaker is serving this year as a visiting professor in physics. Meaker just recently earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley,... READ MORE >>

Gross joins Randolph psychology faculty

Blair Gross

Most new faculty don’t even see their students until the first day of class, but psychology professor Blair Gross was already getting to know some of hers when she helped them move in to their residence halls prior to new student orientation. Gross is the newest member of Randolph College’s psychology program, and is teaching... READ MORE >>