faculty research

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 >>

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 >>

Summer Research project analyzing textbook costs

Lewis Ward '20 and Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph, work together in the Lipscomb Library.

The average American college student pays around $1,200 for textbooks during any given academic year, according to Stephen Krueger, the access and outreach services librarian at Randolph. This summer, he and Lewis Ward ’20 are teaming up to see how Randolph compares. For their Summer Research project, Krueger and Ward are examining the maximum and... READ MORE >>

Curiosity Kits: Randolph professor’s research is helping local elementary school students

A Dearington Elementary School student examines a block from a Curiosity Kit.

Randolph professor’s Curiosity Kits are helping stimulate curiosity and achievement in local elementary students.... 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 >>

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 >>

Randolph president discusses freedom and the liberal arts in Convocation remarks

Class banners at Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about the strong need for liberal arts graduates in a free society to the College community Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year with Convocation. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE The ceremony began with the traditional procession of... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s work gets attention from national finance and business associations

Jeffery Heinfeldt

Economics and business professor Jeffery Heinfeldt’s work will be showcased in a national academic journal and at a national conference this fall. Heinfeldt’s manuscript, “Inventory Methods, Inflation, and Phantom Profits: Liquidity Issues and Pedagogical Opportunities,” was recently accepted for publication in Advances in Financial Education. Heinfeldt co-authored the document with Fran Wolf, a professor at... 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 >>