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FACULTY HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS
Seven Mars Hill College faculty members were honored at a reception April 14, celebrating academic and/or creative achievements during the past year. This is the first Mars Hill College Faculty and Staff Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments reception, co-sponsored by Renfro Library and the Faculty Library Committee. It is planned to be an annual event. Publications or articles authored or edited by honorees will be added to the Faculty & Staff Collection in Renfro Library Special Collections.
|MHC faculty recognized recently for achievements in their respective fields: (l-r, seated) Dr. Joanna Pierce, Dr. John Gripentrog, Dr. Greg Clemons, (l-r,standing) Dr. Noel Kinnamon, Dr. Rick Cary, Dr. Carol Boggess, Dr. Scott Pearson.|
Dr. Dan Lunsford, president of Mars Hill College, praised the faculty members for their work beyond the classroom which, he said, not only makes them more engaging and knowledgeable professors, but also adds to the body of scholarship in their respective fields.
The faculty members honored on April 14 are listed below with their respective works, and the professional publications, volumes or venues where the work appeared.
Dr. Carol Boggess, Professor of English and Coordinator of Regional Studies
- “Letters of Content, Common Understanding: James Still’s Correspondence with Marjorie Rawlins and Katherine Anne Porter, 1936-1945”, Appalachian Heritage, Fall 2010.
- “James ‘Lucky’ Still: A Fortunate Man”, James Still in Interviews, Oral Histories and Memoirs, 2009.
Dr. Rick Cary, Professor of Art; Chair, Division of Fine Arts
- Credo: A Photographic Documentary of Signs Followers, Abron Center, New York, 2010
Dr. Greg Clemons, Professor of Spanish
- “The Use of Humor in Manuel Mujica Láinez’s Crónicas Reales”, Hipertexto, Summer 2008.
- The Small Man on the Tile, translation of Manuel Mujica Láinez’s El hombrecito en el azulejo, Ediciones Maizal (Argentina), 2010.
Dr. John Gripentrog, Assistant Professor of History
- “The Transnational Pastime: Baseball and American Perceptions of Japan in the 1930s”, Diplomatic History, April 2010.
Dr. Noel Kinnamon, Professor of English
- The Correspondence (c. 1626-1659) of Dorothy Percy Sidney, Countess of Leicester, Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2010
Dr. Scott Pearson, Associate Professor of Biology
- Fraterrigo, J. M., S. M. Pearson, and M. G. Turner. 2009. The response of understory herbaceous plants to nitrogen fertilization in forests of different land-use history. Forest Ecology and Management 257:2182-2188.
- Fraterrigo, J. M., S. M. Pearson, and M. G. Turner. 2009. Joint effects of habitat configuration and temporal stochasticity on population dynamics. Landscape Ecology 24:863-877.
- Albright, T., D. Anderson, N. Keuler, S. Pearson, and M.G. Turner. 2009. The spatial legacy of introduction: Celastrus orbiculatus in the southern Appalachians, USA. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:1229-1238.
- Clark, J. S., D. Bell, C. Chu, B. Courbaud, M. Dietze, M. Hersh, J. HilleRisLambers, I. Ibanez, S. LaDeau, S. McMahon, J. Metcalf, J. Mohan, E. Moran, L. Pangle, S. Pearson, C. Salk, Z. Shen, D. Valle, and P. Wyckoff. 2010. High-dimensional coexistence based on individual variation: a synthesis of evidence. Ecological Monographs 80:569-608.
- Kuhman, T. R. S. M. Pearson, and M. G. Turner. 2010. Effects of land-use history and the contemporary landscape on non-native plant invasion at local and regional scales in the forest-dominated southern Appalachians. Landscape Ecology 25:1433-1445.
Dr. Joanna Pierce, Associate Professor of English, Chair of English Dept., and Director of Advising
- “’Nothing can happen nowhere’: Elizabeth Bowen’s Figures in Landscape”, Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts, Cork University Press, Ireland, 2010