Faculty Achievements

In addition to their excellence in teaching, many Wofford faculty members have published original research, received awards for excellence or have won prestigious grants. Below are the most recent faculty achievements:

2020

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2019

March 2020

Dr. William DeMars
Dr. William DeMars
Yongfang Zhang
Yongfang Zhang
Rebecca Parrish
Rebecca Parrish
Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

Dr. William DeMars, professor of government and international affairs, has been awarded a Visiting International Professor Fellowship by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) Research School in Bochum, Germany, to collaborate with his co-author, Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul, on researching international NGOs with RUB doctoral dissertation students and colleagues. This VIP fellowship provides a grant of 5,000 € to fund three visits to RUB over two years. The first visit was during the first week of March.

Wofford College has been awarded National Security Agency funding of $82,889 for the eighth STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Summer Program. This three-week program (June 8-26) is free of charge for 40 middle school and high school students from Spartanburg and Greenville as well as anyone who can arrange his/her own room and board. Yongfang Zhang, associate professor of Chinese, is the principal investigator of the grant. She has been invited to serve STARTALK Central as a team leader for a second year. Rebecca Parrish, grant specialist in the Office of the Provost, and Michelle Smith, controller, assisted with the proposal application and grant management.


Dr. Jeremy Morris
Dr. Jeremy Morris

Dr. Jeremy Morris, assistant professor of biology, co-authored “Musculoskeletal mass and shape are correlated with competitive ability in male house mice (Mus musculus),” which appeared in the Journal of Experimental Biology (February 2020). It can be found here: https://jeb.biologists.org/content/223/3/jeb213389.


Dr. Britton W. Newman
Dr. Britton W. Newman

Dr. Britton W. Newman, associate professor of Spanish, and Beate Brunow published “A Developmental Model of Intercultural Competence: Scaffolding the Shift from Culture-Specific to Culture-General” in Diversity and Decolonization in German Studies. (Eds. Regine Criser and Ervin Malakaj. New York: Pal-grave-MacMillan, 2020. 139-56.)


Dr. Matt Cathey
Dr. Matt Cathey

Dr. Matt Cathey, associate professor of mathematics, was awarded the master of science degree from Texas A&M University in December. He majored in statistics with emphases in biostatistics and applied statistics.