August 2017

Staudinger selected as UW System Fellow

posted 8/31/2017

Assistant Professor Alison Staudinger (Democracy and Justice Studies) has been selected as the 2017-2018 UW System Fellow at the Center for 21st Century Studies at UW-Milwaukee.  Staudinger will work on a research project on totalitarianism as the posited "end of democracy" in the work of mid-century political thinkers (particularly Flannery O'Connor and Hannah Arendt) as part of a group of scholars whose research relates to the theme: "In the Eschaton."

Coman designated as Kopenhaver Center Fellow

posted 8/31/2017
Assistant Professor Ioana Coman (Information and Computing Science; Communication) was designated as a 2017 Kopenhaver Center Fellow by the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University, and the Association of Educaiton in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Each year only 25 tenure-track junior women faculty members are selected to participate and become fellows.  The Kopenhaver Center was established in 2012 by Dean Emeritus and Professor Dr. Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver as a pioneering site for the advancement of women in the field of communication.


Professors Clampitt and Austin win Founders Awards for Excellence

posted 8/24/2017
Professor Phil Clampitt (Information and Computing Science, Communication) received the Founders Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He was recognized for going the extra mile to the help students obtain the best educational experience during college. His dedication to challenging students with independent study experiences, research and teaching assistantships, honors projects and internships was noted in his nomination, as was his demonstrated enthusiasm, teaching relevance and academic rigor. Clampitt is known to stay closely connected to many of his students as they graduate and contribute to the greater community.
Professor Andrew Austin (Democracy and Justice Studies, Sociology) received the Founders Award for Excellence in Institutional Development.  He has served as a member of innumerable University and departmental committees.  Austin led in efforts to transform Social Change and Development into Democracy and Justice Studies (DJS). His campus contributions include service on Faculty Senate, University Committee, General Education Committee, Institutional Review Board, Research Council, Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Team, Board of the Center for History and Social Change, Writing Across the Curriculum Task Force, Invent the Future Steering Committee, Online Education Vision Working Group and the Interdisciplinary Education Task Force.

Professor Coury named Frankenthal Professor

posted 8/24/2017
Professor David Coury (Humanities, German) was named Frankenthal Professor.  The Frankenthal Professorship was established in October of 1980 in honor of the late Siegfried W. Frankenthal by members of the Frankenthal family of Green Bay. The Frankenthals owned and operated Packerland Packing Company until the business was sold in the 1970s. Mr. Frankenthal and his wife, Karola, were active in their synagogue and community charitable work. Their memorial professorship is open to full professors in any field of study whose work exemplifies the spirit and mission of UW-Green Bay.
Coury’s record shows sustained scholarly work while serving two terms as chair of Humanistic Studies (now Humanities), one of the University’s largest academic units. He has also chaired Modern Languages. Coury is extensively published and participates in multiple scholarship networks that focus on topics ranging from German film and literature to immigration and national identity. Originally a scholar of German literature, he has effectively retrained himself to also specialize in politics, religion and culture — specifically at the intersection of Middle Eastern studies and globalization.
His strong public presence is well documented by his leadership of the Green Bay Film Society and, most recently, his passion to bring the topic of immigration and refugees to hundreds of middle school students in partnership with the Neville Public Museum. His work spans countries and continents — as co-founder and co-director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships, as an advocate of study abroad and as a visiting instructor in Spain. His passion is connecting UW-Green Bay students and the Green Bay community to global issues.

Dean Rybak receives funding for Humanities collaboration

posted August 14, 2017
Chuck Rybak, Interim Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is part of a team to receive a newly awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant, led by Roopika Risam at Salem State University. The grant is called “Networking the Regional Comprehensives,” with the goal a formation of a network of digital humanities practitioners among regional comprehensive universities. The network is intended to facilitate collaboration and sharing of knowledge and resources among faculty, librarians and students across the United States at smaller universities, which offer less institutional support for computationally-intensive humanities projects.

Weinschenk accepts invitation to editorial board

posted August 14, 2017
Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science), has accepted an invitation to join the editorial board of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology — a peer-reviewed journal that publishes work at the intersection of social and political psychology. Weinschenk will serve a three-year term on the journal’s editorial board.