Faculty share their publications and research at latest recognition reception

Posted by Centre News in Academics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Math, News, Politics 30 Oct 2014

Crounse campus stock PSFaculty at Centre College are encouraged to pursue all aspects of their professional development, such as refining their teaching methods, participating in Faculty Learning Communities and engaging in their own research. Studies indicate that when faculty members are deeply invested in their own research, this enthusiasm translates into the classroom and positively impacts student learning.

In an effort to commend faculty on their research endeavors and allow them to share their work with their colleagues, the College holds regular professional recognition receptions.

“The events are specifically designed to honor the publications or peer-reviewed work of our faculty,” explains Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Stephanie Fabritius. “Additionally, the faculty members provide the audience with five-minute snippets of their research, whetting our appetites for further conversation.”

The most recent recognition reception was held Monday, Oct. 27, in the Evans-Lively Room of Old Carnegie and honored the remainder of faculty work published in 2013. During the reception, the group heard from scholars in the disciplines of history, chemistry, politics, biology and mathematics.

Steve Beaudoin
Steven Beaudoin, Ewing T. Boles Professor of History

“La microhistoire, la performance et l’étude de débats parlementaires: le Thermidor de Victorien Sardou et le théâtre de la politique.” Faire parler le Parlement. Eds. Oliver Rozenberg, Cécile Vigour and Claire de Galembert. Paris: LGDJ, 2013.

Lenny Demoranville
Lenny Demoranville, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Demoranville, L.T. and T.M. Brewer. “Ambient pressure thermal desorption ionization mass spectrometry for the analysis of substances of forensic interest.” Analyst. 2013.

Demoranville, L.T., G. Gillen, & E. Sisco. “Evaluation of C60 secondary ion mass spectrometry for the chemical analysis and imaging of fingerprints.” Forensic Science International. 2013.

Demoranville, L.T. and J.R. Verkouteren. “Measurement of drug facilitated sexual assault agents in simulated sweat by ion mobility spectrometry.” Talanta. 2013.

Demoranville, L.T., G. Gillen, & L. Houssiau. “Behavior and evaluation of tetraalkylammonium bromides as instrument test materials in thermal desorption ion mobility spectrometers.” Analytical Chemistry. 2013.

Ben Knoll
Benjamin Knoll, Assistant Professor of Politics

“Assessing the effect of social desirability on nativism attitude responses.” Social Science Research. 2013.

“Implicit nativist attitudes, social desirability, and immigration policy preferences.” International Migration Review. 2013.

Rev. of Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy, by Ananda Rose. Journal of Church and State. 2013.

Marie Nydam
Marie Nydam, Assistant Professor of Biology

Nydam, M.L., A.A. Taylor, &  A.W. De Tomaso. “Evidence for selection on a chordate histocompatibility locus.” Evolution. 2013.

Nydam, M.L., N. Neutschil, E. Sanders, A. Langenbacher, D.L. Lewis, A. Marimuthu, A.Y. Gracey, & A.W. De Tomaso. “The candidate histocompatibility locus of a basal chordate encodes two highly polymorphic proteins.” PLOS ONE.  2013.

Nydam, M.L., T.A Hoang, K.M. Shanley, & A.W. De Tomaso. “Molecular evolution of a polymorphic HSP40-like protein encoded in the histocompatibility locus of an invertebrate chordate.” Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 2013.

Christine Shannon
Christine Shannon, Margaret V. Haggin Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

“When the Proof is Not Quite Enough.” Mathematical Spectrum. 2013.

by Caitlan Cole