September 2019

Dr. Alysa M. Handelsman
Dr. Alysa M. Handelsman

Dr. Alysa M. Handelsman, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, has been recognized as the Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation in Spartanburg for her work in community engagement. The North Spartanburg Rotary Club made a $1,000 donation to Rotary International in her name, bestowing the honor of Paul Harris Fellow "in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world." During the presentation, Handelsman’s community work advising students was highlighted, especially the C.H.E.F.S. Club at Cleveland Academy that the North Spartanburg Rotary Club partially funds.


Dr. Clayton J. Whisnant
Dr. Clayton J. Whisnant

Dr. Clayton J. Whisnant, Chapman Family Professor in the Humanities and professor of history, has a second book out, "Queer Identities and Politics in Germany." He was interviewed by Michael Sullivan with The New Books Network for a podcast about the new book. Whisnant also has an essay, "1950s Homophile Politics and Its Roots in the Weimar Homosexual Movement," in the edited collection "Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements," edited by Friedericke Brühöfener, Karen Hagemann and Donna Harsch, 274–94. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2019.


Dr. Yongfang Zhang
Dr. Yongfang Zhang

Dr. Yongfang Zhang, associate professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has a new publication, "The Influences of Culture on Language and Teaching Culture in Chinese Language Instruction," in the Journal of International Chinese Teaching, 2019 (2), 56- 64.


Dr. Karen H. Goodchild
Dr. Karen H. Goodchild

Dr. Karen H. Goodchild, Chapman Family Professor in the Humanities and chair and professor in the Department of Art and Art History, co-edited, wrote the forward for and contributed an article to the new book "Green Worlds in Early Modern Italy: Art and the Verdant Earth." The publisher, Amsterdam University Press, says, "The essays gathered here explore the expanding technologies and varied cultural dimensions of verzure and verdancy in the Italian Renaissance, and thus the role of visual art in shaping the poetics and expression of greenery in the arts of the 16th-century and beyond."


Dr. Phillip C. Dorroll
Dr. Phillip C. Dorroll

Dr. Phillip C. Dorroll, assistant professor of religion, has published an article, "Praying to an Absent God: A Comparative Critique of Religious Nationalism," in The Wheel (A Journal of Orthodox Christian Thought), 17/18 (Spring/Summer 2019).