Promotions Recognize Faculty Across the Disciplines 2011
by Carol Brévart-Demm
The Board of Managers recently approved the promotion of six members of the faculty from associate to full professor:
Allison Dorsey, a historian whose areas of research include African American history, African American women, American history, history of the South and West, and the history of food;
Philip Everson, a statistician whose research data include football, basketball, and baseball results;
María Luisa Guardiola
María Luisa Guardiola, a Hispanist who specializes in 19th- and 20th-century Spanish literature, with an emphasis on women writers;
Kathleen Howard, a chemist/biochemist whose lab research focuses on the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to investigate the structural and dynamic properties of membrane-bound molecules;
Aimee Johnson, a mathematician who researches dynamical systems that originally arose in the study of systems of differential equations and were used to model physical phenomena; and
psychologist Andrew Ward, whose research interests include self-regulation and control, negotiation and conflict resolution, and social perception.
Pallabi Chakravorty, a scholar of dance whose areas of interest include Kathak dance, dance theory, and dance and anthropology;
Anthony Foy, an English literature scholar who specializes in black literary and cultural history;
biologist Nicholas Kaplinsky, whose research focuses on plant temperature stress responses and cell wall biosynthesis;
sociologist Lee Smithey, whose areas of research are peace and conflict studies, social movements, conflict transformation, nonviolent conflict, Northern Ireland, and qualitative methods; and
political scientist Dominic Tierney, whose research interests are American foreign policy and international security.