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:

November 2022

Dr.  Laura Barbas Rhoden
Dr. Laura Barbas Rhoden

Dr. Laura Barbas Rhoden, professor of Spanish, gave a keynote address at the Latin American, Iberian and Latinx Studies at a Crossroads symposium held at Skidmore College. She also published “El mal de la modernidad: el nexo eco-psicosocial en el cine contemporáneo” in “Imaginarios ecológicos en América Latina.”


Dr. Mark Byrnes
Dr. Mark Byrnes

Lexington Books will publish the monograph “Radio and the Great Debate over U.S. Involvement in World War II” by Dr. Mark Byrnes, professor and chair of history.


Rachel Grotheer
Rachel Grotheer

Rachel Grotheer, assistant professor of mathematics, and collaborators had the extended abstract and poster “Automatic Infectious Disease Classification Analysis with Concept Discovery” accepted to the Machine Learning for Health Symposium. Grotheer also presented “Uncovering Patterns in a Tapestry of Data” at the Furman University Math and Munchies Seminar.


Dr. Kimberly Hall
Dr. Kimberly Hall

Dr. Kimberly Hall, associate professor of English, published the article “Empire of the Self: Life Writing and the Professional Persona of the Lifestyle Blogger” in the journal “Persona Studies.”


Dr. Jessica Tomkins
Dr. Jessica Tomkins

Dr. Jessica Tomkins, assistant professor of history, contributed the chapter “Provincial Elite Burials in the Old Kingdom: A Reflection of Changing Power Dynamics?” to the Festschrift “In the House of Heqanakht: Text and Context in Ancient Egypt. Studies in Honor of James P. Allen.”