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The Blue & Gray Press | August 19, 2019

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Honorable Mentions: the success of the UMW professional community


The professional endeavors of the teachers, administration and faculty of the University of Mary Washington. Compiled from information provided in UMW newsletter EagleEye.

Miriam Liss, professor of psychology, and Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology, published a paper in “Psychology of Women Quarterly” “Differences in Beliefs and Behaviors Between Feminist Actual and Anticipated Mothers” compared and contrasted the aspirations of young feminist women looking ahead to motherhood and the real-life choices of feminist mothers. The paper is available in the Sept. 2013 issue.

Antonio Barrenechea, associate professor of English, published film studies on “Deliverance” and “The Deerhunter.” The essays are available in “Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia.” Barrenechea also co-edited and co-wrote the introduction to “Hemispheric Indigenous Studies.” The journal was a special edition of “Comparative American Studies: An International Journal.”

The University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity awarded Janie Lee, assistant professor of linguistics, an Emerging Diversity Scholar citation. The award is given to scholars involved in exceptional “diversity-related research, practice or teaching.”

Colin Rafferty, assistant professor of English, published an essay entitled “Shadowbox Magazine.” The creative essay, “Assassin’s Bullet (#25),” focuses on the assassination of 25thPresident of the United States, William McKinley.

The Institute of International Education selected Dr. Patricia Reynolds, assistant professor in the college of education, as a member of the National Screening Committee for English Language Teaching Assistants for Western Europe. The board is one of various sub-committees involved in reviewing and choosing candidates to be awarded a scholarship to research or train abroad. The scholarship is a part of the Fulbright-Hays Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Craig Vasey, professor of philosophy, received the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award. Vasey earned the award due to his leadership work at both the university and the community. The achievement recognizes a UMW faculty member of at least seven years who contributes their time and abilities to various work in the university or community.