Walter Witschey

 Walter Witschey has contributed a chapter, with Clifford T. Brown,  entitled 5,000 Sites and Counting : the Inspiration of Maya Settlement Studies. In The Ancient Maya of Mexico : reinterpreting the past of the Northern Maya, edited by Geoffrey E. Braswell, pp. 170-190. Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology, Thomas E. Levy, general editor. Equinox Publishing Ltd., Bristol, […]

Melissa Yeager

Melissa Yeager has co-edited,  with Charles Carter, a new book Pacts and Alliances in History: Diplomatic Strategy and the Politics of Coalitions.  It is published by I.B. Tauris “The result of a unique collaboration by historians and political scientists, this book delineates, defines and assesses the idea of pacts and alliances as a key model of […]

Christopher Swanson

Dr. Christopher Swanson (Associate Professor of Music) recently gave a solo voice recital as a part of the 2012 Art’s Week at Longwood with Dr. Lisa Kinzer. Immediately after that performance he opened in the Waterworks theater production of South Pacific as Emile de Becque.

Pamela McDermott

Pamela McDermott and Camerata Singers, accompanied by Lisa Kinzer, presented a concert at the All-Virginia Honor Choir event in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 26. The Virginia ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) invited Dr. McDermott and Camerata Singers to perform for the 500 high school singers selected from across the state of Virginia. The ensemble presented […]

Jeff Halliday

Communication Studies Assistant Professor Jeff Halliday is featured in the latest edition of the ‘Journal of Sports Media,’ Volume 7, Number 1.  Halliday’s article, entitled “Dinosaurs Approaching Extinction: Local Television Sports Threatened by Job Losses, Cuts in Time and Changes in Newsroom Philosophy,” detailed the results of his recently completed mixed-method study.  He surveyed local […]

Leah Shilling-Traina

Leah Shilling-Traina, assistant professor of mathematics education, presented the paper “Prospective Teachers’ Challenges In Teaching Reasoning-and-proving In Their Mentor Teachers’ Classrooms” at the 2012 meeting of the American Education Research Association held in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Along with co-authors Gabriel Stylianides (University of Oxford) and Andreas Stylianides (University of Cambridge), Dr. Shilling-Traina examined the challenges […]

David Shoenthal

David Shoenthal, associate professor of mathematics, was elected to be Chair of the Maryland-DC-Virginia Section of the Mathematical Association of America beginning in 2013; next year he will serve as Chair-Elect of the Section.

Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith, assistant professor of mathematics education, presented “The Impact of Post-Secondary Teaching Methods in Gen-Ed Math Courses” during the contributed paper sessions at the Spring 2012 Conference of the Maryland-DC-Virginia Section of the Mathematical Association of America.  Dr. Smith’s talk discussed constructivist methods in a general education math course.

Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith, assistant professor of mathematics education, published her article “Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Collaborative Discovery” in the Spring 2012 issue of Virginia Mathematics Teacher.  Her article investigates the use of carefully designed activities that enhance classroom discourse as a means of collaborative discovery.