Congratulations Faculty, Students and Alumni
We are very proud of our faculty and current and former students. Students on the Dean's List are posted in the Social Sciences office each semester. Other accomplishments, awards and honors are posted here, updated as often as needed (or so we hope).
Dr. Chris Lovett: Received a summer OOE grant for his project titled “The Malmedy Massacre Hearings and Joe McCarthy’s First War on the U.S. Army.”
Dr. Brian Miller: did an interview with the Civil War Monitor magazine; it is available at: http://civilwarmonitor.com/behind-the-lines/an-interview-with-brian-craig-miller. Dr. Miller has been named the Inaugural Editor of the South in the Civil War Series with Kent State University Press. The Series will be announced at the 150th Anniversary Symposium on the Civil War at Gettysburg College this March. Dr. Miller is the recipient of a summer OOE grant for his project “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” and will use the funds to go to Disneyland.
Dr. Brian Miller presented a paper at the American Historical Association meeting in New Orleans on January 3, entitled “Positioning the Empty Sleeve in the Postwar South.” He gave a lecture in Concordia, KS, on January 7, about the Civil War, and presented in the Social Sciences Colloquium Series on his new book A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War (Kent State University Press; 2012).
Dr. Ellen Hansen: Book chapter titled “Women at the U.S.-Mexico Border,” co-authored with Dr. Janice Monk, was published in Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom, T.W. Kenreich, ed., Routledge Press Series on Research in Education (New York: Routledge, 2013).
Dr. Michael Smith returned safely from a terrific trip to Paraguay in December; Dr. John Barnett went on the same trip in January 2013, along with Dr. Ed Flentje of Wichita State and alumnus Jared Larson. Dr. Barnett and Mr. Larson went on a side trip to Iguazu Falls on the border between Paraguay and Brazil.
Dr. Phil Kelly published: Phil Kelly (2012)“Quarantatre Teorie e Concetti per un Modello Geopolitico” (“Forty-Three Theories/Concepts for a Geopolitical Model”) Geopolitica-Rivista Trimestrale dell’ISAG (vol. 1, no. 3, pp.19-34), Rome, Italy. Dr. Kelly has been invited to accept a formal affiliation with the Instituto De Alti Studi in Geopolitica e Scienze Ausiliare.
Drs. Michael Smith and John Barnett and students Charles Chiddix, Mark Bowman, Karly Kennedy and Brittany Davis went to the Dole Institute post-election conference.
Dr. Smith, with co-authors Kevin Anderson and Chap Rackaway presented a paper titled "Was the Vote Suppressed in 2012? A Tentative Look at The Impact of Voter-Suppression Laws in the 2012 Presidential Election" at the Northeastern Political Science Association conference in Boston.
The Insight Kansas crew also also had a post-election conference Dr. Smith attended and it got the following media publicity. The Topeka article ran on the front page. http://cjonline.com/news/state/2012-11-29/political-pundits-talk-farmers-brownback-obama; http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/capitol-report/2012/nov/29/conservatives-are-in-the-drivers-seat-in/
Joyce Thierer: Consultant to National Park Service on Junior Master of the Santa Fe Trail: An Education Activity Program. Contributed “Join the Wagon Train – Wagon Ho!” (pg. 100), two more in process to add to the series. Book review published: Joyce Thierer, 2012. Deep Trails in the Old West: A Frontier Memoir, by Frank Clifford, edited by Frederick Nolan (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2011). New Mexico Historical Review 87 (4): 501-2.
- Zach Wimmer (BSE Social Sciences 2010; MA History 2012) is the winner of the 2012 Boylan Thesis Award for his thesis titled “Out of the Dust: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Kansas” (May 2012).
- MA History student Dana Carter has been selected to present a paper at the January meeting of the Kansas Corral of Westerners. This paper came out of her research for the Country Folk and the Land class in history.
- ESU Alumna Woojoo Kim (2009, Political Science) is now at University of Washington and was just awarded an internship position at the Center of Korea Studies in the Jackson School at UW.
- ESU Alumnus Mark Daniels (2001, Social Sciences Education) was Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 2008 in his school district in Florida and also honored by the Florida Council for the Social Studies. He wrote: “It all comes from that good ESU background.” He is managing a Teaching American History grant for his school district, doing historical performances, and writing a book about teaching methods.
- Phil Kelly presented a paper entitled "Comparing the Geopolitics of the Peloponnesian War of Ancient Greece to the Geopolitics of Contemporary South America: Applying a Geopolitical Model" for the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies in Dallas. A version of the paper will be published in A Companion to Human Geography (John Agnew and James Duncan, eds., Blackwell Publishing).
- Brian Miller’s book John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory will be released on April 1, 2010, and I don’t think this is April Fool’s! Published by University of Tennessee Press.
- Joyce Thierer’s book Telling History has been selected to be read for the National Catalog by the Talking Books Services for the dyslexic, blind and other visually impaired. Reading should begin sometime early this year.
- Michael Smith will be campaign manager for Kyleen Carroll for Kansas City, MO School Board.