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January 11, 2008 Faculty/Staff Footnotes

Janet R. Matthews, Ph.D., professor of psychology, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Educational Affairs of the American Psychological Association (APA). That term began January 1, 2008. This board has the primary responsibility for recommending the educational policies of the American Psychological Association. She has also been named a Trustee of the APA's Education Advocacy Trust. In this position, she will be involved in the APA's Education Leadership Conference in September as well as education advocacy training and making advocacy visits with key policy makers in Washington, D.C.
 

Sara M. Butler, Ph.D., assistant professor of medieval history, won the Sutherland prize for best article in English legal history, awarded by the American Society of Legal Historians. She also appeared on a popular history radio show entitled “Relevant or Irrelevant,” which will be broadcast in January for KALA Radio. The subject was suicide and the walking dead in 14th-century England.
 

Kenneth Keulman, professor of ethics, published, “Horizons of value conceptions: Axiological discourses for the 21st Century.”
 

Robert Gnuse, religious studies department chair, spoke as the Christian representative in the “Festival of Abraham,” an interfaith dialogue between Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Bahai in New Orleans, on November 18, 2007. He also published “Abducted Wives: A Hellenistic Narrative in the Book of Judges” in the Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (22 (2007): 272-285).
 

Catherine Wessinger, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, recently published, Memories of the Branch Davidians: the autobiography of David Koresh's mother and contributed New Religious Movements and Violence, in Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America.
 

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