Professional Recognition Reception features latest faculty work

Lifelong 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. The format includes time for informal congratulations and conversation, in addition to five-minute presentations from each of the honorees.

The following faculty members will be recognized for their work during a reception in the Evans-Lively Room of Old Carnegie on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.

Andrea Abrams, Associate Professor of Anthropology

God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church. New York University Press, 2014.

Dina Badie, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies

“Bureaucratic Politics and Organizational Culture: Groupthink and Iraq.” In American Foreign Policy: Theoretical Essays. Eds. John Ikenberry and Peter Trubowitz. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Bruce K. Johnson, Brown Professor of Economics
John J. Perry, Associate Professor of Economics
Marie Petkus, Associate Professor of Economics

Marie Petkus, John J. Perry, & Bruce K. Johnson (2014) Core Requirements for the Economics Major, The Journal of Economic Education, 45:1, 56-62.

Mark David Rasmussen, Luellen Professor of English

“Jill Mann’s Patience,” critical introduction to Jill Mann, Life in Words: Essays on Chaucer, The Gawain-Poet, and Malory, ed. Mark David Rasmussen, University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Beau Weston, Van Winkle Professor of Sociology

“A Deeper Durkheimian Society for Haidt’s Righteous Minds.” Society, Volume 51, Issue 6 (2014), pages 686-691.

Karin J. Young, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Christian F.A. Negre, Karin J. Young, Ma. Belén Oviedo, Laura J. Allen, Cristián G. Sánchez, Katarzyna N. Jarzembska, Jason B. Benedict, Robert H. Crabtree, Philip Coppens, Gary W. Brudvig, and Victor S. Batista. “Photoelectrochemical Hole Injection Revealed in Polyoxotitanate Nanocrystals Functionalized with Organic Adsorbates,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 16420-16429.

Alec C. Durrell, Gonghu Li, Matthieu Koepf, Karin J. Young, Christian F. A. Negre, Laura J. Allen, William R. McNamara, Hee-eun Song, Victor S. Batista, Robert H. Crabtree, and Gary W. Brudvig. “Photoelectrochemical Oxidation of a Turn-On Fluorescent Probe Mediated by a Surface MnII Catalyst Covalently Attached to TiO2 Nanoparticles,” Journal of Catalysis, 2014, 310, 37-44.

Wendu Ding, Christian F.A. Negre, Julio L. Palma, Alec C. Durrell, Laura J. Allen, Karin J. Young, Rebecca L. Milot, Charles A. Schmuttenmaer, Gary W. Brudvig, Robert H. Crabtree, and Victor S. Batista. “Linker Rectifiers for Covalent Attachment of Transition-Metal Catalysts to Metal-Oxide Surfaces,” ChemPhysChem, 2014, 15, 1138-1147.

by Centre College News
October 13, 2015