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Recognizing Scholarly and Creative Achievements - 2016 Honorees

The following members of the Mars Hill University faculty were honored at a reception on March 29 celebrating scholarly and creative achievements during the past year.

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Photo caption, back, l-r: Yael Baldwin, Matt Milnes, Adrienne Akins Warfield, John Gripentrog, Scott Pearson. Front, l-r: Heather Hawn, Rick Cary, Jessica Van Cleave

The purpose of the celebration is to acknowledge original publications and works of art completed by MHU faculty and staff during the calendar year 2015. Submissions include peer-reviewed journal articles; authored, edited and published book chapters and books; and juried exhibition or performance of original art. The recognition is co-sponsored by Renfro Library and the Faculty Library Committee.

The faculty members honored are listed below with their respective works, and the professional publications, volumes or venues where the work appeared. The works listed will be added to the faculty and staff collection at Renfro Library.

Dr. Yael Baldwin, associate professor of psychology
Let’s Keep Talking: Lacanian Tales of Love, Sex, and Other Catastrophes. Karnac Books, December, 2015.

Dr. Rick Cary, professor of art
Screamer with Blue Imp. Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers. Sapling Grove Press, David Underwood, Editor, June, 2015.

Dr. John Gripentrog, associate professor of history
“Power and Culture: Japan’s Cultural Diplomacy in the United States, 1934-1940.” Pacific Historical Review, November, 2015.

Dr. Heather Hawn, assistant professor of political science
Tourism and Political Choices of Indigenous Populations in Yucatán, Latin American Perspectives, September 2015

Dr. Matt Milnes, assistant professor of biology
Environmental contaminants activate human and polar bear (Ursus maritimus) pregnane X receptors (PXR, NR1I2) differently. 2015. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.

Dr. Scott Pearson, dean of natural sciences and mathematics division, professor of biology

  • Craig, M. E., S. M. Pearson, and J. M. Fraterrigo. 2015. Grass invasion effects on forest soil carbon depend on landscape-level patterns. Ecology, August, 2015.
  • Warren II, R. J., S. M. Pearson, S. Henry, K. Rossouw, J. P. Love, M. J. Olejniczak, K. J. Elliott, and M. A. Bradford 2015. Cryptic indirect effects of exurban edges on a woodland community. Ecosphere, 2015.

Dr. Alan Theisen, assistant professor of music
Doppelgesang for baritone saxophone and piano (2015) commissioned by Germany-based performer Noah Bedrin. World premiere at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France in July 2015.

Dr. Jessica Van Cleave, assistant professor of education
Bridges-Rhoads, S., Van Cleave, J., & Hughes, H. Complicating methodological transparency. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Published Online: August, 2015.

Dr. Adrienne Akins Warfield, assistant professor of English
“Sunday School Books and Twain’s Joan of Arc”. Renascence, Fall 2015.