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Faculty in Focus
Geoffrey Adelsberg, Ernise Williams, Huining Ouyang, & Sayeeda Mamoon
Geoffrey Adelsberg (Philosophy), Ernise Williams (Henry Predolin School of Nursing) Huining Ouyang (English), and Sayeeda Mamoon (Foreign Language) are inaugural members of the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) Faculty Fellowship Program, launched in the fall of 2017. CME Fellows are engaged in pedagogical inquiries in teaching race and ethnicity and their intersections with other salient social identities. The cohort will present and employ the findings of their research to enhance multicultural teaching and learning at Edgewood College.
Stephan Hiroshi Gilchrist
Stephan Hiroshi Gilchrist (Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership) recently launched the ‘Yahara Watershed Academy’ in collaboration with the Clean Lakes Alliance, Sustain Dane, UW-Madison Nelson Institute, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and Madison Metropolitan Sewage District. He also presented “Mindfulness for a Just World” at the 2017 YWCA Racial Justice Summit in Madison.
Erika Helmer (Henry Predolin School of Nursing) recently helped launch a new community partnership with Gio’s Garden, a therapeutic respite center for children ages birth through six years old with special needs. In addition, she assisted in building connections and experiences for our students by partnering with GHC clinics, Bayview Community Center, Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, and many more.
Steven Davis (Social Sciences) looks forward to the publishing of his book In Defense of Public Lands: The Case Against Privatization and Transfer. Temple University Press plans to publish the work in June 2018.
Ferrinne Spector (Psychology) presented two guest lectures in October 2017. The first, “Multisensory Integration: How the world makes sense,” was presented at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., which is Dr. Spector’s alma mater. The second, “Visual Representation of Music: Translational Elements across Domains” was presented at the American Synesthesia Association Conference at Harvard University.
Atreyee Sinha (Computing and Information Systems) presented “Pre-trained CNNs for Artistic Style Recognition” at the Women in Computer Vision Workshop, held in conjunction with the 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2017.
Tom Holub (Education) has recently been offered a Visiting Scholar in Residence post at the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Carrie Firman (Art) presented digital artwork titled “Seeing the Sounds of Iceland: A Synaesthetic Exploration of My Temporary Home” at the American Synesthesia Association Conference at Harvard University.
Denis Collins (Business) Conducted four business ethics MBA student workshops at Oxford University, Said School of Business, in Oxford, England, in April 2017. He was also recently selected by the Board of Directors of the Downtown Rotary Club of Madison for lifetime Honorary Membership for meritorious service.
Sara Jimenez Soffa & Peter Burke
Sara Jimenez Soffa and Peter Burke (Education) look forward to the publication in 2018 of the second edition of their book The Elements of Inquiry: Research and Methods for Producing a Quality Dissertation.
Bob Tarrell (Art) will join the Board of Directors of VSA Wisconsin in December 2017. The mission of VSA Wisconsin is to expand the capabilities, confidence and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing programs in dance, drama, creative writing, music and visual art. VSA Wisconsin is a member of the VSA affiliate network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Mary Jane Best & Suzanne Otte Allen
Mary Jane Best (l) and Suzanne Otte Allen (Education) presented on leadership development and the Dominican Ethos during the summer of 2017 at Zhaoqing University in China. The two made a total of three three-hour presentations to principals, teachers and leaders in school districts in China.
Jay Hatheway (History) was the recipient of the inaugural 2017 Excellence in Scholarship Award given by Edgewood College in May 2017 for more than thirty years of scholarship and community outreach.
Kirsten Brown (Education) recently co-authored Disability in Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach, published in 2017.
Sayeeda Mamoon (Foreign Language) presented the scholarly paper “Diagnosing Syphilis: Tainted Bodies in Zola, Maupassant, Mirbeau and Fin-de-siècle Art” at the International Émile Zola and Naturalism Conference at the University of Debrecen, Hungary in June 2017.