About Our People

Nicole Enzinger (Education) and a colleague, Laura Bofferding of Purdue University, recently published an article, “Subtraction involving negative numbers: Connecting to whole number reasoning,” in The Mathematics Enthusiast.

Jillian Sokso (Art and Design) is currently being featured in two international print media exhibitions: The 2017 Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, curated by Andrew Stein Rafferty, Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), and Art Now: Printmaking, curated by Tyanna J. Buie, Ann Arbor Art Center (Michigan).

Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) recently served as an external evaluator for a PhD thesis at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, where, on his visit to the Netherlands, he gave a lecture on “The Central Message of the New Testament” at the university. Paul also published eight essays on the subject of “Truth and Liberation” last fall on the Huffington Post site, and he participated (along with Leah Payne, Carole Spencer, Jon Kershner and others) in a review of Early Quakers and their Theological Thought at the Quaker Theological Discussion Group Meetings in San Antonio in November. He also chaired two sessions of the John, Jesus, and History Group at the National Society of Biblical Literature meetings, concluding the fifth and final triennium of that international project. Finally, he contributed four essays for Following Jesus in the Way of Peace for the peace-month emphasis of Northwest Yearly Meeting, featured among the churches in January 2017.

Two of Ed Higgins’ (English) poems, “From This Distance” and “We nearly always,” were published in the latest issue of These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal (Vol. II, Issue II, Spring 2017). The online journal is released biannually, in January and July, and specializes in showcasing “strong poetry that illuminates whatever is true, whatever is beautiful, whatever is revelatory, and whatever goes otherwise unnoticed about the world in which we live,” according to editor-in-chief Laura Hanna. Ed also had his haiku, “angling sunlight,” published in the current World Haiku Review (Winter, January 2017), where it rated a place in the “Haiku of Merit” section.

Paul Otto (History) published “‘This is that which … they call Wampum’: Europeans Coming to Terms with Native Shell Beads” in Early American Studies 15, No. 1 (Winter 2017): 1-36.

Kevin T. Jones (Department of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts) published a chapter, “Teaching the Value of Narratives in Speeches Through Analysis of Presidential Campaign Discourse,” in a new book, Great Ideas for Teaching Students in Communication, available this year. In it, he compares the use of narratives by President Obama in his presidential campaign rhetoric to illustrate part of Obama’s popularity in those campaigns.

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