faculty achievements

Warren appointed to 500-Year Forest Foundation Board of Directors

Karin Warren

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, will serve a 3-year term with the non-profit nature conservation organization.... READ MORE >>

Gauthier lectures at William & Mary, slated to lecture in France

Jennifer Gauthier

Communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier has traveled extensively this fall, visiting and lecturing at various institutions and events across the nation and the world. On October 30, Gauthier was invited to the College of William & Mary to give a talk to students and faculty as part of a speaker series organized by the Native... READ MORE >>

Bessenger visits Bhutan for research on Tibetan Buddhist religious biographies

Professor Suzanne Bessenger in front of Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

This summer, religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger traveled to Bhutan for research on the role of non-monastic Buddhist practices described in the 14th Century biographies of the female saint Sönam Peldren and her husband and scribe, Rinchen Pel. Bessenger consulted Tshering Dhendup, dean of academic affairs at the College of Language and Culture Studies in... READ MORE >>

Penn’s research published in Communications in Algebra

Michael Penn

Randolph mathematics professor Michael Penn recently co-authored a paper that was published in the academic journal, Communications in Algebra. The article is entitled “Z/2Z Invariants of the Free Fermion Algebra” and details the uncovering of an interesting connection between orbifolds of free field vertex algebras and affine W-algebras. Read the article in its entirety here.... READ MORE >>

Rumore published in top immunology research journal

Amanda Rumore

Randolph biology professor Amanda Rumore co-authored a paper that was published in Frontiers in Immunology, which is one of the top academic journals in the field. The article is titled “Innate Immunity Induced by the Major Allergen Alt a 1 from the Fungus Alternaria is Dependent Upon Toll-like Receptors 2/4 Lung Epithelial Cells” and was... READ MORE >>

Deetz published in Smithsonian magazine

Kelley Deetz

An article by Kelley Deetz, visiting professor of sociology, was recently published in Smithsonian magazine. In the article, “How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine,” Deetz writes about the history of African American chefs and enslaved cooks in the United States. She also recently published the book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks... READ MORE >>

Speer slated for collaborations with Opera on the James, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra

Randall Speer

Music professor Randall Speer has been selected to conduct two of Lynchburg’s premier musical groups in special concerts during the upcoming academic year. First, he will conduct Opera on the James Tyler Young Artists along with the Randolph College Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge. This work—the shortest one-act... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor set to perform at National Opera Center

Emily Yap Chua

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua will perform on piano with tenor David Tayloe at the National Opera Center at Opera America in New York City on Sunday, July 15. Chua and Tayloe will present a recital with works by Benjamin Britten, Hugo Wolf, and Gerald Finzi’s “A Young Man’s Exhortation.” The concert will take... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor elected to Association for Environmental Studies and Science Board of Directors

Karin Warren

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies at Randolph, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Association for Environmental Studies and Science (AESS). Her term begins in June 2018. The AESS serves the faculty, students and staff of the 1,000-plus interdisciplinary environmental programs in North America and around... 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 >>