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Faculty and Staff Successes, March 2014

March 10, 2014

Debjani Chakravarty, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies, gave a presentation, “Multiple Worldviews and the World Wide Web: Can Online Environments Aid Transformative Pedagogy?” at the Annual International Conference of Higher Education Pedagogy, held at Virginia Tech.

Danielle Lake, Affiliate Faculty in Liberal Studies, won the Jane Addams prize at the annual conference of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. Lake’s paper is titled, “Jane Addams and Wicked Problems: Putting the Pragmatist Methods to Use.”

Rachel Peterson, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Dwayne Tunstall, Assistant Professor of African/African American Studies, and GVSU students, presented “The Power of Words and Images: Student’s Creative Responses and the Necessity of Contextualization,” on Wednesday, March 26 as part of the Teach-In on GVSU’s Allendale campus.

Marilyn Preston, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, presented “The Power of Language in Campus Rape Culture” and “We are Queer Lakers: Giving a voice to student struggle through art,” on Wednesday, March 26 as part of the Teach-In on GVSU’s Allendale campus.

Patrick Fuliang Shan, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies, wrote a book chapter, “Local Revolution, Grassroots Mobilization, and Wartime Power Shift to the Rise of Communism,” in Evolution of Power: China’s Struggle, Survival, and Success, published by Lexington and Rowman & Littlefield.

Joel Wendland, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, presented “Myths and Realities of Affirmative Action,” on Wednesday, March 26 as part of the Teach-In on GVSU’s Allendale campus.

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