faculty research

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 >>

Randolph professor discusses craft beer industry on Courage Cocktail radio show

J. Nikol Beckham, communication studies professor at Randolph College, was recently a guest on the Courage Cocktail radio show.

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham was recently a guest on the Courage Cocktail radio show. Previously featured on the show in March 2012, Beckham returned Wednesday, May 4, to give an update about her research on the American brewing industry in an interview with host Lee Anne McClymont. Beckham was joined by Anita Riley,... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor to lecture at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in France

Jennifer Gauthier

Jennifer Gauthier, communication professor at Randolph College, will deliver the lecture, “Real Injuns and Real Indians: Trends in Native American Cinema,” May 4 at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, France. Gauthier will discuss the stereotypes of Native Americans in Hollywood cinema over the years, such as the “bloodthirsty warrior” and the “wise elder.” She will... READ MORE >>

Communication studies professor to discuss the American brewing industry, new book at Hollins

J. Nikol Beckham

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham has a strong interest in what she calls “forgotten skills.” One of those skills is brewing beer, and she will share some of her knowledge about the American brewing industry at Hollins University next week. Beckham’s lecture, “At the Bottom of a Pint of Beer: Where I Found Race,... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor disconnects as part of alumna-sponsored fellowship

Laura-Gray Street

A two-week creative writing fellowship recently sent a Randolph English professor off the grid. Laura-Gray Street was recently awarded a Garland Distinguished Fellowship, which allowed her to attend a two-week creative writing retreat at the Hambidge Creative Residency Center in rural Georgia. Street, who is on sabbatical, said the experience helped her find inspiration for... READ MORE >>

Randolph researchers win award at national physics conference

Randolph students Russ Burt ’17 and Zach Vernon ’18 (back right) received the Society of Physics Best Poster Award at the American Association of Physics Teachers National Conference.

Faculty and students from the Randolph College Physics Department received special recognition for their poster presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting this month. Zach Vernon ’18 and Russ Burt ’17, along with physics professors Peter Sheldon and Sarah Sojka, presented five oral and poster presentations at the conference, held in New... READ MORE >>

Randolph sociology professor’s work published in academic journal

Brad Bullock

Randolph sociology professor Brad Bullock’s paper, “Sensing Hinduism: Lucian-Indian Funeral ‘Feast’ as Glocalized Ritual,” has been published in Religions, an academic journal dealing with the sociology of religion. The article is part of an ongoing project in St. Lucia involving the collection of oral narratives from families who came to the Caribbean as indentured laborers... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor honored with VFIC’s H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Gordon Steffey

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) has bestowed its prestigious H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching to Gordon Blaine Steffey, Randolph’s newly named Barbara Boyle Lemon ’57 & William J. Lemon Associate Professor of Religious Studies. Given to Steffey during a special ceremony today, the award honors a faculty... READ MORE >>

Lunch and Learn sessions connect students with faculty

Classics professor Susan Stevens discusses her research with students at a Lunch and Learn session.

Randolph students have a new opportunity to learn from professors in an informal setting this semester. Each Monday, the Center for Student Research sponsors a “Lunch and Learn” that invites students to dine with professors for informal discussions about one professor’s research and creative work. The program was organized to help students become more engaged... READ MORE >>