faculty research

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 dance instructor helps produce and also performs in Renditions concert

Kelly Malone Dudley '95, an adjunct instructor in dance at Randolph, performs in the Renditions concert.

Kelly Malone Dudley ’95, an adjunct instructor in dance at Randolph, helped produce and performed in the concert, Renditions: Classic Dances from the Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals, by Classic Jazz and Tap Productions. Under the direction of Glenn Leslie, director of Classic Jazz and Tap Productions, Dudley spent two years recreating and restoring Hollywood... READ MORE >>

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 >>

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 >>

Randolph professor publishes brewing research

J. Nikol Beckham

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham recently contributed a chapter to Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer, from the West Virginia University Press. The volume is currently available for pre-sale and will be released in March 2017. Edited by Nathaniel Chapman, J. Slade Lellock, and Cameron Lippard, Untapped is a collection of 12 previously... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s beer research featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

J. Nikol Beckham

Randolph communication Studies professor J. Nikol Beckham was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education for her research on the American brewing industry. Read the full article at http://chronicle.com/article/The-Scholars-Who-Look-at/237319.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research explores links between food access and incarceration

Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

For two years, communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham has helped inmates earn their associate’s degrees at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. This summer, she and two Randolph students are combining her interest in food deserts and her passion for helping those who are incarcerated with a Summer Research project looking at nutritional education... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor to present paper at Cultural Studies Association’s annual conference

J. Nikol Beckham

J. Nikol Beckham, a communication studies professor at Randolph, will present her paper, “From Corner Store to Commissary: Placing Correctional Food Systems in the Food Justice Movement,” at the Cultural Studies Association’s annual conference at Villanova University this week. In her paper, Beckham explores the farm to table process in urban areas as well as... READ MORE >>