faculty achievements

Randolph’s Deetz to present keynote at Stratford Hall Teachers Institute

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, a visiting professor of sociology at Randolph, will give the keynote address for the upcoming 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers at historic Stratford Hall. The theme of the program, which takes place from July 26-29, is “Slavery in Virginia 1607-1758.” Deetz will discuss “Slavery and Resistance in the Early Atlantic World: Sowing the... 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 >>

Shipley selected to co-chair session at 2018 Association of Art Historians Conference

Lesley Shipley

Randolph art history professor Lesley Shipley has been selected to co-chair a session for the Association of Art Historians Conference at Courtauld Institute of Art at King’s College London in April 2018. Shipley and Mey-Yen Moriuchi, an art history professor at La Salle University, will co-chair the session, “Beyond Boundaries: Artistic Inquiries into Borders and... READ MORE >>

Bessenger to speak at Institute for Asian Cultural and Religious History in Austria

Suzanne Bessenger

On Thursday, June 22, religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger will give the talk, “Independent Dakini or Yab Yum Duo? Sönam Peldren, Rinchen Pel, and the Role of Life Writing in Tibetan Sainthood” at the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Asian Cultural and Religious History in Vienna, Austria. Bessenger was approved for tenure at Randolph earlier this... READ MORE >>

Schwartz selected for prestigious visiting scholar position at UNM

David Schwartz

A Randolph philosophy professor has been selected for the Garrey Carruthers Endowed Chair in Honors visiting scholar position at the University of New Mexico. David Schwartz, philosophy professor and The Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, will assume the role during the 2017-18 academic year. “It is a great honor to be selected for this... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor’s poetry published in North American Review, New Ohio Review, Florida Review

Gary Dop

Randolph English professor Gary Dop’s poetry has recently been published in three national literary publications. Dop’s latest poem, “The System Works,” was published in the North American Review, the oldest literary magazine in the United States. He also recently published two new poems—“The Double” and “Marriage at 17 Years”—in the latest issue of New Ohio... READ MORE >>

Art history professor selected for CIC seminar at Yale Center for British Art

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, is one of just 25 full-time college professors from across the nation selected to participate in the Council of Independent Colleges’ (CIC) 2017 seminar on Landscape and Identity in Britain and the United States (1770-1914). The program will be held at the Yale Center for British arts... READ MORE >>

Randolph professors co-author chapter in new book on political messaging

Political Communication & Strategy Book

Vincent Vecera, a political science professor, and Danielle Currier, a sociology professor, have co-authored a chapter in the book, Political Communication & Strategy: Consequences of the 2014 Midterm Elections, which will be published by University of Akron Press this fall. The chapter was based off of Vecera’s research project, “The Social Construction of Women’s Interests... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s paintings to be featured in prestigious national art exhibition

Kathy Muehlemann

UPDATE: Art professor Kathy Muehlemann has received more recognition for her art. She recently was informed by the American Academy of Arts and Letters that its Academy Art Purchase Committee chose to purchase two of her works, Swimming Dragon and The Hurley Burley #3 – Dante’s Fire, through its Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Fund.... READ MORE >>

Bessenger, Dop approved for tenure

Suzanne Bessenger and Gary Dop

Last week, the Randolph College Board of Trustees approved religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger and English professor Gary Dop for tenure. Bessenger came to Randolph in 2011 and teaches courses on Asian religions. As an undergraduate, she designed a major in anthropology and Asian studies to complete her degree at Mills College in Oakland, California.... READ MORE >>