Scholar of the Week News

Jalata Is Quest Scholar of the Week


Asafa Jalata, professor of sociology, global studies, and Africana studies, has published a new book, Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization: From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden.

Birdwell Is Quest Scholar of the Week


A lifetime of innovation in areas related to computing and processing has led to Doug Birdwell, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science, being named as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

McConville is Quest Scholar of the Week


Brendan McConville, associate professor of music theory, is a Fulbright Scholar whose research and teaching activities will take him to Italy this spring and summer.

Orme is Quest Scholar of the Week


John Orme, professor of social work, was recently selected to become a Fellow in the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Orme’s expertise is in the area of foster care, especially foster families.

Norrell is Quest Scholar of the Week


Robert “Jeff” Norrell, professor and Bernadotte Schmitt Chair of Excellence in the Department of History, published three books this past fall including a biography, Alex Haley and the Books that Changed a Nation, which covers the rise to national celebrity and great literary influence of Haley.

Hay is the Quest Scholar of the Week


Jessica Hay, assistant professor of psychology, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.3 million dollar NIH grant for “Infant Statistical Learning: Resilience, Longevity, and Specificity.”

Woidtke is Quest Scholar of the Week


Tracie Woidtke, professor of finance, recently received a research grant from the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy and was one of two featured panelists at the September 2015 Proxy Monitor conference sponsored by the Manhattan Institute. Quest, the campus’s comprehensive research initiative, has selected Woidtke as its Scholar of the Week.

Eda is Quest Scholar of the Week


Shigetoshi Eda, associate professor in forestry, wildlife, and fisheries, studies immunology and diagnosis of an infectious disease in animals, called Johne’s disease.

Lyons and Fox are Quest Scholars of the Week


Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Art
, and Diane Fox, senior lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design, are featured in an exhibition Connections: Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons at the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, through January 15.