Faculty Scholarship and News

Hampden-Sydney College faculty have a special talent for motivating young men to reach above and beyond their abilities. They are practicing scholars who demonstrate passion for their fields of study both in the classroom and beyond through scholarship, study, and research.

Susan P. Robbins, Senior Lecturer in Rhetoric, Releases Short Story Collection
"Nothing But the Weather," a collection of short stories, was released on August 15, 2014

Dr. David E. Marion, Elliott Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs
Constitution Academy

J. Michael Utzinger, Elliott Professor of Religion, wins Nelson Burr Award
for "The Tragedy of Prince Edward: The Religious Turn and the Destabilization of One Parish's Resistance to Integration"

Shirley Kagan, Elliott Professor of Theatre serves as Text Coach for "Midsummer Night's Dream"
The production is the first offering in the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall

Dr. Dieudonné Afatsawo, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, presents paper in Paris
"Sesión secreta o la crisis del modelo occidental de desarrollo ecónomico para África"

Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01 Receives $125,000 Grant
Commonwealth Health Research Board Funds Melanoma Research

Dr. David E. Marion, Elliott Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs
State Dept. presentation

Visiting Assistant Professor in Rhetoric Verna Kale publishes article
"The Girl Reporter Gets Her Man" in The Journal of Popular Culture

Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01 Publishes Editorial
Frontiers in Immunology Research Topic on Tumor/Dendritic Cell Interactions

Shirley Kagan, Elliott Professor of Theatre presents "Thou Art thy Mother's Glass: Finding yourself in Shakespeare's Sonnets"
Association of Core Texts and Courses

Elliott Professor of English Katherine Weese
Article published in Journal of Men's Studies

Elliott Professor of English Katherine Weese
"Yann Martel's Life of Pi: Denarration, Hesitation, and Cognitive Frames"

Elliott Professor of English Katherine Weese
"Everything is ending but not yet": PostModern Irony and New Sincerity in Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad

Dr. Heidi Hulsizer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, publishes article in Math Horizons
"A 'Mod'ern Mathematical Adventure in Call of Duty: Black Ops"

R. David Salvage, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts: Thank You, Cabbage
Soundtrack for a short feature film

Associate Professor of History Robert H. Blackman presents paper at annual meeting of the American Historical Association
"The Royal Veto as a Special Mandate: National Will and Representative Government in Revolutionary France."

Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs James Pontuso Publishes Articles
Ranging in topics from business and philosophy to politics and foreign affairs

Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs James Pontuso Serves as Discussant at Conferences
Arts, Humanities & Social Science Conference and American Political Science Association Convention

Paterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs James Pontuso Publishes Reviews
Reviews publishes in Society and Perspectives on Political Science

Dr. David E. Marion, Elliott Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs
Civics Textbook

Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01 Receives Renewal of Grant for Cancer Research
Virginia Academy of Science Funds Melanoma Research

Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01 Featured in Global Medical Discoveries Series
Recent publication on tumor/dendritic cell interaction highlighted

Elliott Professor of Theatre Shirley Kagan to perform in Henley Street/Richmond Shakespeare Bootleg "Pericles"
The fifth annual Bootleg production features 17 actors and no rehearsals.

Dr. Dieudonné Afatsawo, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, presents paper at the 38th Annual European Studies Conference
"'Mamá, ¿qué son las preferentes?': A New Language, Social Change and the Financial Crisis in Spain"

Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01 Publishes Article on Tumor-altered Dendritic Cells
Frontiers in Immunology

Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01 Publishes Article on Melanoma Immunotherapy
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences & Applications

Janice Siegel, Chair of Classics, to present paper at the Science Fiction Foundation's Conference "Sword, Sandals, Sorcery and Space" at the University of Liverpool, UK
"The Cyclopic Reavers of Joss Whedon's Firefly"

Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon, Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology, Delivers Keynote Address at Harker Research Symposium
A Scholar Athlete's Path to Cancer Research

Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon, Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology at Hampden-Sydney College has received a Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).
Tumor-associated Suppression of Dendritic Cell Maturation and Activation

Robert H. Blackman presents paper at Society for French Historical Studies annual meeting in Cambridge, MA
Dr. Blackman presented paper, "Did Cicero Swear the Tennis Court Oath?"

Saranna Thornton, Professor of Economics and Business co-authors book on the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Professor Thornton and co-author Kathi Westcott explain FMLA mandates.

Caroline S. Emmons, Professor of History, publishes essay on African American women and civil rights in Virginia
Chapter in "Southern Black Women in The Modern Civil Rights Movement"

Alexander Werth, Venable Professor of Biology publishes in The Journal of Experimental Biology.
"Flow-dependent porosity and biomechanical properties of mysticete baleen."

Dr. William Shear, Professor of Biology, and his research team are awarded a National Science Foundation grant
The team will construct a phylogenetic tree for the Class Diplopoda.

Patterson Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs James Pontuso is published in multiple articles.
Topics range from the elections in Iraq and Lenin's tyranny to Hollywood.

Dr. Justin Isaacs, Associate Professor of Economics suggests that "NASCAR fans provide a unique barometer for the state of the U.S. economy."
SpeedwayMedia.com: "Why NACSAR Is A Barometer For The Economy"

Dr. Hargadon to serve as special Guest Associate Editor for Frontiers in Tumor Immunity
Dr. Hargadon will work with leading investigators across the globe.

Dr. Michael J. Wolyniak, Assistant Professor of Biology, published in GenBank with sequence of H-SC student discovered and annotated bacteriophage
6 H-SC students co-authored this sequence publication

Robert H. Blackman, Associate Professor of History, presents research at National Humanities Center
"Thinking about Representation in the French Revolution"

Shirley Kagan, Elliott Professor of Fine Arts, chairs panel and delivers paper at SAMLA
"Text on the Run"

Dr. Kristian Hargadon, Elliott Assistant Prof. of Biology, and Students Publish Article on Cancer Research
Article in American Journal of Immunology

Associate Prof. of Philosophy Marc Hight published in Cambridge University Press
"The Correspondence of Berkeley," first-time annotated edition

Dr. Steele Nowlin, Assistant Prof. of English, has an article forthcoming in the journal Exemplaria
"The Legend of Good Women and the Affect of Invention"

Dr. Steele Nowlin, Assistant Prof. of English, has an article forthcoming in the journal Modern Philology
"Gower's Chronicles of Invention: Historiography and Productive Poetry"

Dr. Alex Werth, Prof. of Biology and expert on marine mammals, is quoted in Scientific American, Science Now, and Nature
Dr. Werth discusses leopard seals and blue whales

Dr. Steven Bloom, Associate Prof. of Physics and Astronomy, recently had an article accepted for publication
Published in Astronomical Journal,The Acceleratring Jet of 3C 279

Prof. Mary Prevo develops "A Place Online," An On-line Resource for Architectural History
Making resources available online with mapping and sorting software

Dr. Robert Blackman, Associate Prof. of History, presents paper at Banff Cenre in Alberta, Canada
Paper presented at the 40th meeting of Western Society for French History

Prof. of Fine Arts David Dodge Lewis awarded 3rd in 2012 National Juried Exhibition
Lewis' piece is a drawing in wax resist titled Polar Bear Skull #1

Dr. Dieudonné Afatsawo, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, presents paper at the 37th Annual European Studies Conference
Re-making the Literary Classics: Practical Lessons

Assistant Prof. of Fine Arts R. David Salvage releases "Lock and Key"
Includes selected compositions by R. David Salvage

Asst. Prof. of Economics Jennifer Dirmeyer discusses Honor Code in The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Honor Codes Work Where Honesty Has Already Taken Root"

History professor Dr. James Simms Discusses Foreign Policy in The Daily Progress
U.S. policy toward the Arab Spring in Egypt and Libya

Dr. Kristian Hargadon, Elliott Assistant Prof. of Biology, Receives J. Shelton Horsley Research Award
for manuscript published in Cellular Immunology

Elliott Professor of Fine Arts Shirley Kagan Directs "Merry Wives of Windsor" for the 2012 Richmond Shakespeare Festival
Two H-SC Alums are featured in performance

Dr. Michael J. Wolyniak, Asst. Professor of Biology receives Cabell Award
Recognizing outstanding classroom contribution to education of young men

Dr. Walter C. (Mike) McDermott, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy receives Thomas Edward Crawley Award
Recognizing devotion to the ideals of H-SC and the education of its sons.

Dr. Matthew Bowman, Visiting Professor of Religion Interviewed on Mormon Identity by the Chronicle of Higher Education
Dr. Bowman discusses "Mormon Identity in the Age of Mitt Romney"

Dr. Dieudonné Afatsawo, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, publishes in the Selected Proceedings of the 36th Annual European Studies Conference
"Where Has the Future Gone? Explaining the Generación Ni-Ni..."

Dr. Rachel Goodman, Assistant Prof. of Biology Receives Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust Grant
Jeffress Trust assists scientists in Virginia conducting science research

Patterson Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs James Pontuso speaks at Academic Exchanges and Research, and International Scientific Conferences.
Pontuso discusses "Society in post-tyrannical countries" and religion.

Dr. Alex Werth, Professor of Biology, Wins the 2011 VFIC Harris Teaching Award
H. Hiter Harris, Jr Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Dr. Kristian Hargadon '01, Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology, Named "Rising Star"
Sigma Xi Fresh Faces of the 125th Anniversary Award

Dr. Daniella Widdows, Assistant Prof. of Classics, has an article forthcoming in the journal Hephaistos
"Hide and Peek: Gazing at Epiktetos's London E38"

Dr. Dieudonné Afatsawo, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, presents at International Conference at Howard University
"Africa & People of African Descent: Issues & Actions ..."

Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01, Assistant Prof. of Biology, Receives Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fellowship
The Fellowship will support Dr. Hargadon's research on dendritic cells

Dr. Sarah B. Hardy, Elliott Prof. of English, Named One of "The Most Creative Teachers in the South" By Oxford American Magazine
Encouraging students to think about topics related to masculine identity

Pam Fox, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Awarded VMFA Artist Fellowship
Fellowship awarded for Pam Fox's photographic series "Lure"

Nathaniel Perry, Assistant Prof. of English, wins the 2011 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize
Perry's manuscript, Nine Acres, was chosen from more than 1,000 entries.

Verna Kale, Visiting Assistant Professor in Rhetoric, publishes "Chronology" in Ernest Hemingway in Context
Cambridge University Press (2012)