Featured this week: Dr. William Markham – Dr. Alexandra Schultheis – Dr. Corey Johnson – Dr. Linda Rupert – Dr. Jonathan Tudge – Dr. C.P. Gause – Dr. Carol Mullen – Michael Parker – Justin Maullin
The Lloyd International Honors College has named two faculty members as its Chancellor’s Resident Fellows for 2010-11. Dr. William Markham (Sociology) and Dr. Alexandra Schultheis (English) will spend the academic year teaching in the honors college. The fellowship also provides support for ongoing faculty research projects. Markham has received numerous other grants for teaching and research. (See more info about him, below.) After completing his term in the Honors College, he will become director of UNCG’s Environmental Studies Program. Schultheis is an expert on postcolonial studies and international human rights in literature and film. She is the author of “Regenerative Fictions: Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis, and the Nation as Family” and has published essays on Salman Rushdie’s and Jamaica Kincaid’s fiction, child soldiers in Africa and Tibetan autobiography. She is also co-director of the university’s annual international human rights film festival.
Dr. William Markham (Sociology) has spent the first three weeks of January in Cameroon as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Buea, on a Fulbright Specialist Grant. In Cameroon, Markham is lecturing to classes in various departments about environmental problems and environmental organizations, and consulting with faculty about curriculum. Markham recently authored a book on German environmental organizations and co-edited another book about nature protection organizations in eight European countries and the United States. His current research concerns environmental organizations in Cameroon and the responses of European and U.S. environmental organizations to the climate change issue. This is Markham’s third Fulbright award. He previously participated in a Fulbright German Studies Seminar and taught for a semester at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Three faculty members have been awarded 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholars grants: Dr. Corey Johnson (Geography); Dr. Linda Rupert (History); and Dr. Jonathan Tudge (Human Development and Family Studies). Fulbright Scholar or Specialist grants were awarded to approximately 1,250 faculty and professionals this year. The program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.
A new book by Dr. C.P. Gause (Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations) has been published, by Booklocker.com. “201+ Strategies for Transforming Today’s Schools: A Resource Guide for Educational Leaders, School Administrators,Teachers, Parents and Students” is a collection of thoughts, ideas, strategies, and experiences in creating engaging, inviting and affirming learning communities for the 21st century.
Dr. Carol Mullen (School of Education) has been appointed to the editorial review board of The Journal of Research Administration.
Michael Parker has announced his retirement as UNCG men’s soccer coach. He steps down as the winningest active coach in Div. I men’s soccer, with 494 career wins. He had been the men’s coach at UNCG for the last 26 seasons, leading the program to three of its five national titles at the NCAA Division III level in the 1980s.
Justin Maullin has been appointed head coach of the men’s soccer program on an interim basis. The appointment will run through the end of the 2010 season. He had been assistant coach for the last five years.
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Good-bye Jason Johnson, Financial Aid – Julian Lewis, Facilities Operations – Catherine Sanchez, Parking Services – Elise Green, Facilities Operations – Tiffany Walker-West, Dept. of Nutrition – Clara Palmer Kelly, University Libraries – Katie Ostrowka, International Programs