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Recent Faculty Accomplishments

Fall 2021

  • Shemsi Alhaddad presented on contemporary data visualization in a talk titled “Using Embroidery to Visualize the Weather and More!” at MathFest, the Math Association of America’s annual meeting on August 6, 2021.
  • Li Cai has been nominated for the STAR program. The STAR program is "geared towards senior faculty researchers who are interested in learning about applying for and running an interdisciplinary, federally funded research center.
  • Presented at the USC Oktoberbest - a teaching symposium. His presentation was “apply student research to a wider audience - teaching.”
  • Jill Castiglia has written a CHEM 101 lab manual which, in addition to being used on our campus, is being adopted by USC Sumter.  
  • Walter Collins was recently accepted into cohort #4 of the Branch Campus Leadership Institute (BCLI) of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators. From the organization: “The Leadership program provided through the BCLI is a seven-month program conducted via Zoom that culminates with a capstone presentation given at the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) annual conference in May 2022. The capstone project brings to bear the analytic abilities, professional understanding, and contextual knowledge accrued and sharpened throughout the program and closely mirrors the challenges found in modern-day higher education.”
  • Stephen Criswell received a grant from the SC Arts Commission’s Folklife and Traditional Arts Program for a project involving Alex Osborn photographing Catawba artists who have been in our art residency programs.  He has also been appointed to the Lancaster County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee as the Cultural Community representative.
  • Elizabeth Easely and Sarah Sellhorst used an RPS grant to spend the summer writing a lab manual for BIOL 243 lab that incorporates undergraduate research concepts and experiences into the lab.  They have debuted the lab manual in classes this fall, and it has been a great success. They are currently in the process of writing the BIOL 244 Lab manual and hope to implement it in the Spring.  
  • Fran Gardner is the new SC chapter president of the National Association of Women Artists. She has work being exhibited with NAWA shows. She has one piece titled “Practicing the Runes” in a virtual show titled “Layering” that features collage artists. She also has a piece titled “Signs and Riddles” in the 132nd National Members exhibition at One Art Space in Tribecca and will be featured in their quarterly magazine due out in October. 
  • Lisa Hammond published “Faithful.” Twelve Mile Review 1.1 (Spring/Summer 2021): 28.
  • Kate Holland published an article:  Holland, A.K., Rosa, A., & Reynolds, J.E.  (2021).  Neurophysiological evidence for stress-related reductions in right frontal regulatory control in trait aggressive, violent prone men.  International Journal of Neuropsychology and Behavioural Sciences, 2(2), 33-36.
  • Patrick Lawrence published an essay, “Transnational Sexualities,” in Asian American Literature in Transition 1965-1996 (Cambridge UP). Pat’s monograph Obscene Gestures is now available for pre-order from Fordham University Press.
  • Todd Lekan’s book manuscript, William James and the Moral Life: Responsible Self-Fashioning, has been accepted for publication with Routledge Press. The book will be released in 2022.
  • Has been invited to speak at an international seminar entitled: Beyond the Inclusive School: The New Educational Paradigm of the 21st Century at the University della Basilicata Aula Magna in Potenza, Italy December 10-11. The title of his paper is “A Pragmatist Philosophy of Disability and Its Relevance for Transformative Education.”
  • McKenzie Lemhouse has joined the editorial board of South Carolina Libraries as the Book Reviews Editor. South Carolina Libraries is the official journal of the South Carolina Library Association. This is a refereed open access journal, published biannually (Fall and Spring). 
  • Allan Pangburn is 1 of 10 participants that have been accepted to participate in AECT 2021 Early Career Symposium through the Research and Theory Division.  This Symposium is designed to help faculty get prepared for research intensive positions.
  • Leigh Pate presented a poster in Washington D.C. at the National League for Nursing's Summit entitled Innovation in Education: Virtual Simulation to the Rescue!
  • Presented "Teen Pregnancy in South Carolina: Changing the Future Now" at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's Biennial Convention, November 6-10.  Ann Scott and Joan Creed (from U of SC College of Nursing) are also contributors to this presentation.
  • Claudia Heninemann Priest did a presentation on Environmental Racism for the Arras Foundation DEIA internship program on July 14, 2021. Clauida also presented a Lunch and Learn presentation on June 17th about  what happened to the SE Native Languages since first contact.

Co - Authored the following conference proceeding

  • Impact of Porosity Type on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties in Selectively Laser Melted IN718 Lattice Structures in 2021 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF Symp, Sep 2021)
  • Microstructural and Mechanical Characterization of Laser Powder Bed Fusion of IN718 Overhangs in 2021 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF Symp, Sep 2021)
  • Brittany Taylor-Driggers’ Looking Glass was selected for an online exhibit and publication in “Book of Art: Children.” This is an international juried exhibit with over 400 artists and 1500 works submitted. 

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