Faculty Scholarship

Heller publishes research in scientific journal

Erin Heller Research conducted by Randolph biology professor Erin Heller was recently published in the journal Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. The article, “Passerine birds as hosts for Ixodes ticks infected with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto in southeastern Virginia,” details the work Heller and a group of other researchers completed while surveying nearly 1,800 passerine, or perching,... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Blair Gross published in ‘Frontiers in Psychology’

Blair Gross

Blair Gross, a Randolph psychology professor, published the article, “Cognitive Processes Unfold in a Social Context: A Review and Extension of Social Baseline Theory,” in Frontiers in Psychology in March 2020. For the article,Gross and Sara Medina-DeVilliers review research supporting social baseline theory, which argues that our default state in physiological, cognitive, and neural processing... READ MORE >>

Schwartz’s essay published in ‘Rewilding Earth’ anthology

David Schwartz

An essay written by David Schwartz, Randolph’s Mary Frances Williams Professor of Humanities, was recently published in the book Rewilding Earth: Best of 2019, a collection of essays, poetry, and photographs.... READ MORE >>

'Environmental Values' publishes Randolph professor's work

David Schwartz

In Art History, Natural History, and the Aesthetic Interpretation of Nature, Schwartz examines scholar Allen Carlson’s influential view that knowledge from natural science offers the best framework for aesthetically appreciating nature.... READ MORE >>

Cohen to be featured on Harvard's 'Reading Greek Tragedy Online'

Amy R. Cohen

The next installment of Reading Greek Tragedy Online, run by Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in partnership with Out of Chaos Theatre and the Kosmos Society, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday.... READ MORE >>

Bullock published in special issue of peer-reviewed journal

Brad Bullock

The article considers the dynamics between religion and South Asian politics and follows work presented in Paris in 2018.... READ MORE >>

Randolph physics professor presents research

Peter Sheldon

Randolph physics professor Peter Sheldon recently presented research conducted by himself and fellow physics and environmental science professor Sarah Sojka at the annual national meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Orlando, Florida. The research was titled “Cohort Intervention Impacts on Undergraduate Science Students’ Success.”... READ MORE >>

Math professor publishes book chapter and presents at special session

Michael Penn

Randolph College mathematics professor Michael Penn recently published a chapter in the Springer INdAM book series. The chapter, titled “Permutation Orbifolds of Fermionic Vertex Superalgebras,” was part of the book Affine, Vertex, and W-algebras. The work described orbifold algebras for rank 3 free and symplectic fermion algebras, and in the case of the free fermion... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor performs at Carnegie Hall

Emily Yap Chua warms up on piano prior to the recital

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua recently showcased her piano skills at one of the most storied performance venues in the world—Carnegie Hall in New York City. Chua performed two sets of English art song with tenor David Tayloe, including the complete cycle of A Young Man’s Exhortation, composed by Gerald Finzi. With Tayloe and... READ MORE >>

Three Randolph faculty to present at Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference

(From left) Julio Rodriguez, Karin Warren, and John Abell

Three members of the Randolph College Faculty will participate in the 6th Annual Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference this weekend at the University of Lynchburg. The theme of the event is “Uprising: Organizing Social Justice in America.” On Saturday morning, John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics, will present “Redlining in Lynchburg,” and... READ MORE >>