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M.F.A. program adds critically acclaimed novelist, memoirist to faculty

Wayétu Moore (Photo by Yoni Levy)

Randolph’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing program has added yet another accomplished author to its faculty. Wayétu Moore, a novelist and memoirist whose essays and fiction have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and Guernica, will teach fiction and nonfiction courses for the low-residency program, which kicks off this Saturday. Moore’s debut... READ MORE >>

Randolph adds 2018 Whiting Award winner to M.F.A. program faculty

Patty Yumi Cottrell (photo by Beowulf Sheehan)

Another nationally known, award-winning author is the newest member of the faculty for Randolph College’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program. Patty Yumi Cottrell, a fiction/nonfiction writer and winner of the 2018 Whiting Award for emerging writers, joins the program, which starts this summer. Cottrell’s first novel, Sorry To Disrupt the Peace, was long-listed for... READ MORE >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 librarian’s work published in regional journal

Stephen Krueger

An article by Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph, was published in The Southeastern Librarian (Volume 65 Number 2, Summer 2017). It was listed under the title, “Health Sciences Assessment at UNC Charlotte: A Collection Development Fellowship.” The article is Krueger’s first peer-reviewed journal publication; however, he presented a poster on the... 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 >>

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 >>