28 May

Faculty Updates

Brianna | May 28th, 2013

As another academic year comes to a close, we would like to congratulate and recognize the success and accomplishments of our faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies: Marilyn Francus, Tesfa G. Gebremedhin, Jesse Kalvitis, Ruth Kershner, Kathleen McNerney, Ann Oberhauser, and JoNell Strough. Details below!

Marilyn Francus

Her book, Monstrous Motherhood: 18th-Century Culture and the Ideology of Domesticity, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in December 2012. You can read the full story here.

Presented ”’Where does discretion end, and avarice begin?’: The Mercenary and the Prudent in Austen,” at the national conference of the Jane Austen Society of North America in October 2012. An article about the conference, published by the New York Times, may be found here%.

Presented ” Frances Burney Knows Best: Motherhood, Networking, and Celebrity Culture,” at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in November 2012.

Presented ” Spectral Motherhood: Maternal Absence and the Fulfillment of Domestic Ideology,” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in April 2013.

A short piece on Austen and finance, “Jane Austen, Pound for Pound,” was published in Persuasions Online, Volume 33 #1, Winter 2012.

Tesfa G. Gebremedhin

Based on the achievements in research as documented in his 2012 productivity report materials, the Peer Review Committee of the Division of Resource Management of Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resource and Design unanimously selected Dr. Tesfa G. Gebremedhin as an Outstanding Researcher in the Division of Resource Management.

Jesse Kalvitis

In addition to her work with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of English, Kalvitis has been recognized for her creative writing. She received the Zierold Creative Writing Award, given to an outstanding creative writer who is a West Virginia resident. The commendation will provide Kalvitis with travel funding for writing-related events during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Ruth Kershner

Kershner was recently recognized by the Center for Injury Control and Research at WVU for her outstanding teaching and work with the Gender and Violence course.

Kathleen McNerney

A message from Kathleen:
“Hello, everyone. Retirement is good and Albuquerque is wonderful. I continue to do research: finishing up a couple of old projects and beginning a new one. Best wishes to all from the Land of Enchantment!”

Recognized for her outstanding work in geography in gender. Read the full article here!

JoNell Strough

While on sabbatical from WVU, she served as a visiting professor in the business school at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom where she delivered a presentation of her research on decision making across the life span. While abroad, she also visited the Max Plank Institute for Human Development in Berlin Germany to deliver a presentation of her research.