Faculty, Students Engage in Exciting Scholarly Activities

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Our faculty are deeply committed to teaching our students and are active and passionate scholars in their disciplines. Here are some highlights of their recent work:

  • Bonnie Bowers, professor of psychology: “Snake Personality and SAD People,” which included results from her recently published work in the Journal of Psychiatry Research.
  • Vladimir Bratic, associate professor of communication studies: “A Force of Conflict or a Voice of Peace: A Case Study of Charlie Hebdo.”
  • Cathryn Hankla, professor of English: Her book of poetry Great Bear was named as a finalist for the 20th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards.
  • Genevieve Hendricks, assistant professor of art: “Catalogue Raisonné of Le Corbusier’s Artistic Drawings of the 1930s and 1940s.”
  • Shelbie Wahl-Fouts, associate professor of music and choral activities director: “High-Quality Accessible Repertoire for the Intermediate and Small-but-Mighty Women’s Chorus.”

Also included in this newsletter is a look at Associate Professor of Biology Morgan Wilson’s research involving the migration of the blue-winged teal.

Our students have been equally busy completing special projects:

  • “Myth on Site” Summer Seminar at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece.
  • Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resistance research focusing on adaptation and assimilation of refugee populations in Roanoke.
  • Ticks and tick-borne disease research supported by the Va. Foundation for Independent Colleges.
  • Research through Virginia Tech’s Global Change Center on invasive species and climate change.
  • Internship in publications at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.
  • Cutting-edge neuroscience research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
  • Research fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts.
  • Assisting at an excavation site in Greece.