Faculty Scholarship

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 >>

Rewilding Institute publishes second essay by Schwartz

David Schwartz

The Rewilding Institute has published another essay on rewilding research in Europe by David Schwartz, a Randolph philosophy professor and the Mary Frances Williams Professor of Humanities. In this piece, Schwartz shares his observations and experiences at the Elbe River Biosphere Reserve in Germany. This is the second in a series of articles by Schwartz... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor named Imbibe magazine’s ‘Beer Person of the Year’

Janel Jackson-Beckham

J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, a communication studies professor at Randolph, has been named Imbibe magazine’s “Beer Person of the Year” for her work as diversity ambassador for the Brewer’s Association. In the special Imbibe 75 issue, Jackson-Beckham is one of four featured people who are working to make the drinks world a better, more supportive, inclusive,... READ MORE >>

Shipley earns ‘Commissioner’s Choice’ award for segment on NPR’s Academic Minute

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, recently earned the “Commissioner’s Choice Best of The Academic Minute Award.” Shipley was selected for the honor by Lynn Pasquerella, host of The Academic Minute, and her segment will be re-broadcast on December 27. In the segment, Shipley spoke about the topic of “Contemporary Art Reactions.” “I’m... READ MORE >>

Shipley’s essay accepted for publication in Routledge Companion to African American Art History

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, wrote an essay for the forthcoming book, The Routledge Companion to African American Art History, which is scheduled to publish Tuesday, December 3.  Her essay,  “New York in/and African American Art History,” examines the ways in which African American artists of the 20th century have used the... READ MORE >>

Sheldon named runner-up for national Society of Physics Students award

Peter Sheldon

Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering at Randolph, has been selected as a runner-up for the national Society of Physics Students’ (SPS) 2019 Outstanding Chapter Advisor award.  Sheldon was nominated by his students, who spoke highly of the impact he has made on their college experience and their lives.  “He... READ MORE >>

Kreuger presents ‘Trans Inclusion for Libraries’ at state library conference

Stephen Krueger

Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph’s Lipscomb Library, led a special two-part workshop at the 2019 Virginia Library Association Annual Conference. Krueger’s interactive workshop was titled “Trans Inclusion for Libraries” and was designed to help participants better support transgender and gender variant patrons and coworkers. Krueger provided general information about gender identity... READ MORE >>