Faculty Focus Archive

The faculty at Annapolis Group colleges are teachers, first and foremost — an emphasis on teaching and learning is a central part of the residential liberal arts experience. Many of our professors are also noted researchers and creative leaders in their field, bringing that experience back to the classroom for the benefit of undergraduates, even involving them in cutting-edge research.

Many of those who teach at the 130 colleges are published authors, honored as Carnegie/CASE Professors of the Year, prolific researchers in their fields, talented performers in the arts, and contributing members of their communities. They share a passion for their academic interests and connect with students individually on research, independent study, and creative projects.


Three Bowdoin Seniors Receive Fulbright Research Grants

Three Bowdoin seniors, Kacey Berry, Jacob Blum and Emma Cutler, have received Fulbright grants to do research next year in foreign countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries, and grantees are selected not only for their strong academic background but also for their […]

Originally posted: June 7, 2013

Bowdoin Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching, Language Study Grants

Setting out for their first year as Bowdoin graduates, Fulbright recipients Samantha Burns, Daniel Ertis, Uchechi Esonu, RaiNesha Miller and Erin St. Peter will travel to far-off places around the world to teach English. Meanwhile, Adam Rasgon will study Arabic in Egypt. Elena Crosley was also awarded a three-year Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and […]

Originally posted: June 7, 2013

Benjamin earns NEH grant for research

St. Olaf College Assistant Professor of Religion Mara Benjamin has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund the research for her current project.

Originally posted: May 22, 2013

Rollins Professor Receives Fulbright Grant to Research Economic and Global Development

Rollins College Assistant Professor of International Business Tonia Warnecke was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to research economic and global development.

Originally posted: May 13, 2013

Simulating the Senate: Classics Course Immerses Students in Roman History and Government

In “The Republic of Rome and the Evolution of Executive Power,” students are immersed in a month-long simulation of the Roman senate of 190-187 B.C., in the aftermath of the Second Punic War.

Originally posted: May 9, 2013

Yarbrough Wins Prestigious Award for Book on Presidency

Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition (University Press of Kansas, 2012), the latest book by professor of government Jean Yarbrough, has won the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Richard E. Neustadt Award for the best book published on the U.S. presidency in 2012.

Originally posted: May 7, 2013

A Chronicle of Higher Education “Flipping Revolution”

Steven Neshyba, professor of chemistry, published a Chronicle of Higher Education essay this week, about his experiment with “flipping” his chemistry class to try to enhance student learning.

Originally posted: May 5, 2013

Paul Maruyama Honored with Japanese Imperial Decoration

Paul K. Maruyama, a lecturer in Japanese in the German, Russian and East Asian languages department at Colorado College and president of the Japan America Society of Southern Colorado, has been named a recipient of the Japanese imperial decoration “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette.”

Originally posted: May 2, 2013

Grant Awarded to Professor Asuman Aksoy Will Help Teens Unlock the Beauty of Math

Asuman Aksoy, the Crown Professor of Mathematics and George R. Roberts Fellow, has been awarded a grant from the Mathematical Association of America’s Tensor-SUMMA Program. The purpose of this program is to increase the representation of minorities in mathematics.

Originally posted: April 30, 2013

Video: Bowdoin Raises More Than $42K at 8th Annual Relay For Life

This year, 462 participants raised $42,419.60 at Bowdoin’s 2013 Relay for Life, an-all night fundraising event that took place April 19 in Farley Field House.

Originally posted: April 29, 2013

Division III: A Study of Stream Temperatures

Recent changes in the earth’s climate are having profound effects on the planet’s natural systems. The melting of polar ice caps, rising oceans, and hotter temperatures may be more widely publicized, but many concerned scientists, like Katy Hofmeister 09F, are studying climate change’s more localized effects.

Originally posted: April 24, 2013

Drone touches down on campus

At the helm of his iPad-based control panel, Professor of Physics Tom Solomon deftly guided the drone above the heads of about a dozen students lying or squatting in patterns on the lawn behind Vedder Hall, viewing them through an onboard camera live-streaming to the tablet’s screen. Then, with another tap of the screen, drone technology had landed at Bucknell.

Originally posted: April 23, 2013

Prof. Eugene Gloria Wins 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Poetry

Eugene Gloria, associate professor of English at DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for poetry for “My Favorite Warlord.”

Originally posted: April 22, 2013

Sainsbury Honored With 2013 Dougan Award

Illinois Wesleyan Associate Professor of English Alison Sainsbury has been named the third recipient of the James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance. This award honors the late professor of psychology who died unexpectedly during the fall of 2010.

Originally posted: April 22, 2013

Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Truman Scholarship

Lonnie Hackett ’14 is one of 62 college juniors from around the country who has won a lonnie-hackett-bowdoinprestigious Truman Scholarship, which is given to promising students pursuing careers in government, public service, education, or the nonprofit sector — jobs that are admirable but often not lucrative.

Originally posted: April 22, 2013