April 2009 Faculty Focus


  • Steve Whittington
    received funding from the Institute of Museum & Library Services for his proposal, “Museum of Anthropology Painted Hide Conservation.”


  • David Anderson
    received funding from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, “LTREB: Evolutionary Ecology of Seabird Reproductive Life Histories.”


  • Steve Giles
    received funding from the National Institutes of Health and Tanglewood (Research) for his proposal, “Prevention Buffet: An Internet Prevention Resource for Middle School Teachers.”
  • Michael Hyde
    was the moderator for the “Juicy Ethics” Symposium at Wake Forest on ethics and the Internet.
  • Ananda Mitra
    presented a lecture, “Diasporic Identity in the Digital World,” at Manipal University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was a respondent for the “Juicy Ethics” Symposium held at Wake Forest on ethics and the Internet.
  • Alessandra Beasley Von Burg
    discussed her 2007 and 2008 Symposium on Citizenship at the national symposium, “Creativity, Worlds in the Making,” at Wake Forest. She co-organized Wake Forest’s “Juicy Ethics” Symposium on ethics and the Internet.

Computer Science

  • Errin Fulp
    received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Battelle Memorial Institute for his proposal, “Securing the Next Generation of Information Infrastructures.”


  • Andrew Ettin
    presented a paper, “Leopard, Jetées and the Customs Agents: Liturgical Creativity, Tradition and Destabilization,” at the national symposium, “Creativity, Worlds in the Making,” held at Wake Forest. He presented a paper, “Garments Falling Away: Silence in Jewish Religious and Literary Texts,” at the Sounds of Silence Conference at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.
  • Miriam Jacobson
    presented a paper, “Kermes Trismegistus: Dyes and Deceit in Chapman’s Hero and Leander,” at New York University’s Early Modern Forum.
  • Scott Klein
    presented a paper, “Modernist Babylons: Utopian Aesthetics and Urban Spectacle in D.W. Griffith and Wyndham Lewis,” at the conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Nashville, TN. A portion of his article, “James Joyce and Avant-garde Music,” was reprinted in Vol. 1 No. 2 of Yareah Magazine (Madrid, December 2008) 9-10. He wrote the General Introduction to Wyndham Lewis’s journal, “The Tyro,” for the Modernist Journals Project (Brown University, 2008).


  • Kenneth Berenhaut
    has been elected to a three-year term as councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research in the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division.
  • Hugh Howards
    received the 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America. He is the first Wake Forest faculty member to win this prize.


  • Susan Borwick
    has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the International Alliance for Women in Music.
  • Dan Locklair had his organ music, “St. John’s Suite,” featured in its first national broadcast on the American Public Media’s Pipedreams radio show.


  • David Carroll
    received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency and UNC-Charlotte for his proposal, “Characterization of the Potential Toxicity of Metal Nanoparticles in Marine Ecosystems Using Oysters.”
  • Jed Macosko
    received funding from the National Institutes of Health for his proposal, “Better, Faster Live-Cell Imaging: Motion-Enhanced DIC with Fluorescence.”

School of Divinity

  • Jill Crainshaw
    has been elected vice president of the North American Academy of Liturgy.
  • Bill Leonard
    published a book, “Baptist Questions, Baptist Answers: Exploring Christian Faith” (Westminster John Knox Press), summarizing the essential elements of Baptist belief and practice.

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