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Professional Recognition Reception honors faculty achievement

Posted by Centre News in Academics, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science, History, News, Politics, Religion 22 Sep 2016

Centre CollegeLifelong learning is a central focus for Centre College’s students and faculty. Professors at the College are innovative, taking risks and bolstering their own development by refining their teaching methods, participating in Faculty Learning Communities, engaging in their own research and translating that enthusiasm into the classroom.

Professors whose work has been recognized through publication, performance or juried exhibits are honored in the Fall and Spring terms during Professional Recognition Receptions. The purpose of these events is to congratulate colleagues on their accomplishments in the area of scholarship and creativity and to hear about their work. The format includes time for congratulations and conversation, as well as five-minute presentations from each of the honorees.

The Professional Recognition Reception will take place on Monday, Sept. 26 at 4:10 p.m. in the Evans-Lively Room of Old Carnegie.

The following faculty members were recently recognized for their work in behavioral neuroscience, biology, computer science, history, politics and religion.

Rick Axtell
Rick Axtell, H. W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Religion and College Chaplain

Rick Axtell, “Economic Justice: A View from Outside the Vineyard,” chapter in Rick Axtell, Michelle Tooley, and Michael Westmoreland White, eds., Ethics as if Jesus Mattered: Essays in Honor of Glen H. Stassen (Smyth & Helwys, 2014), 135-154.

Rick Axtell and Michelle Tooley, “The Other Side of HOPE: Squandering Social Capital in Louisville’s HOPE VI,” Journal of Poverty, Volume 19, Issue 3 (2015): 278-304.

Michael Bradshaw
Michael Bradshaw, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Michael K. Bradshaw, “Ante Up: A Framework to Strengthen Student-Based Testing of Assignments” Proceedings of SIGCSE, Mar 2015, Kansas City, Missouri.

Stephen Dove
Stephen Dove, Assistant Professor of History

“Evangelicals in Central America and the Caribbean,” in Evangelicals Around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century, edited by Brian C. Stiller, Todd M. Johnson, Karen Stiller, and Mark Hutchinson, 284 – 289. New York: Thomas Nelson, 2015.

Karin Gill
Karin Gill, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience

Gill, K.E., Madison, F.N., & Akins, C.K. (2015). Cocaine-induced sensitization correlates with testosterone in male Japanese quail but not with estradiol in female Japanese quail. Hormones & Behavior, 67, 21-27. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.11.006.

Gill, K.E., Rice, B.A., & Akins, C.K. (2015). Cocaine induces state-dependent learning of sexual conditioning in male Japanese quail. Physiology & Behavior, 138, 150-153. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.10.020.

Ben Knoll
Ben Knoll, John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics

Knoll, Benjamin R., Tyler J. O’Daniel, and Brian Cusato. 2015. “Physiological responses and political behavior: Three reproductions using a novel dataset.” Research and Politics 2(4): 1-6.

Knoll, Benjamin R. and Jordan Shewmaker. 2015. “’Simply un-American’: Nativism and Support for Health Care Reform.” Political Behavior 37(1): 87-108.

Rene R. Rocha, Benjamin R. Knoll, and Robert Wrinkle. 2015. “Immigration Enforcement and the Redistribution of Political Trust.” Journal of Politics 77(4): 901-913.

Kelly O’Quin
Kelly O’Quin, Assistant Professor of Biology

Yoshizawa M, O’Quin KE, Jeffery WR, Keen AD (2015) Distinct genetic architectures underlie the convergence of foraging-related traits in the Mexican cavefish. BMC Biology 13:15. DOI: 10.1186/s12915-015-0119-3. Available at: bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12915-015-0119-3.

O’Quin KE, Doshi P, Lyon A, Hoenemeyer E, Yoshizawa M, Jeffery WR (2015) Complex evolutionary and genetic patterns characterize the loss of scleral ossification in the blind cavefish Astyanax mexicanus. PLoS ONE 10:e0142207. Available at: journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0142208.

O’Quin KE, McGaugh SE (2015) The genetic basis of troglomorphy in Astyanax: How far have we come and where do we go from here? In: Keen AD, Yoshizawa M, McGaugh SE (eds.) The Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish. Elsevier, Waltham, MA. 412 pg.

Shayna Sheinfeld
Shayna Sheinfeld, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

“Students Think Better with Thinking Pieces: Why You Should Consider Low-Stakes Writing Assignments in Your Class.” Ancient Jew Review, 27 May 2015 [www.ancientjewreview.com].

by Centre College News
September 22, 2016