Winthrop University Associate Professors of Management Malayka Klimchak and Melissa Carsten published a study on the effects of employee entitlement. The study, “Employee Entitlement and Proactive Work Behaviors: The Moderating Effects of Narcissism and Organizational Identification,” appears in the "Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies."
In 2004, Winthrop University Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance Seth Jenny spent four months and two days hiking the Appalachian Trail. From a bear encounter to picking a “trail name,” Jenny shares his once-in-a-lifetime adventure in his new book, “Marathon’s Walk in the Woods: An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike,” now available on Amazon as in eBook ($2.99) and paperback ($11.78) form.
Caroline Rust Ward ’97 won Best of Show for her painting “Billie Holiday Wears a Veil Gifted by John Rawls,” part of a juried exhibition titled “In-VISIBLE” at Point Park University’s Lawrence Hall Gallery in Pittsburgh.
Professor of English Matthew Fike presented his paper, "C.G. Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections as a Model for Doris Lessing's Briefing for a Descent Into Hell" at the Philological Association of the Carolinas at UNC-Charlotte March 18-19.
He also had another article, "Time Is Not an Arrow: Anima and History in H. Rider Haggard's She" in ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews in a 2015 edition.
Kristi Schoepfer, associate professor of sport management, won the 2016 Herb Appenzeller Honor Award during the 29th Annual Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from Feb. 24-27.The award is given to the association member who has given outstanding service to the organization. Schoepfer served as the conference host.
Associate Professor of Philosophy David Meeler has been designated the Dalton Endowed Chair of Environmental Sciences and Studies at Winthrop University.Meeler is only the second faculty member to hold this position in its 13 years of existence. He is very knowledgeable about the university’s environmental programs, having served on the initial search for the chair and on its coordinating committee.
Siobhan Craft Brownson, an associate professor of English, will take on a new role this spring as director of the Master of Liberal Arts program at Winthrop.Brownson joined the Winthrop English faculty in 1984 as a part-time lecturer and then became an instructor of English. After earning her Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina, she was hired at Winthrop in 2002 as assistant professor of English to teach literary theory and contemporary British literature.Brownson earned her B.A. in English from Miami of Ohio and her M.A. in English from the University of Michigan. She began her teaching career at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she became an assistant professor of English.At Winthrop, Brownson now serves as director of composition. She continues to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in literary theory and British literature as well as freshman and advanced composition. Her other teaching interests include 19th- and 20th-century British literature, and she has taught courses in British Romanticism, modern British poetry, the British novel, world literature, literature and film, and the short story.Brownson’s research interests include the work of Thomas Hardy, Victorian Literature and the Victorian Periodical. Her forthcoming book, a collection of essays entitled “Thomas Hardy’s Short Stories – New Perspectives,” co-edited with Juliette Schaefer, will be published by Ashgate later this year and contains her essay analyzing Hardy’s Christmas stories in the Illustrated London News.
Professor of Music Ron Parks' visit to Barcelona's famous Park Güell inspired him to compose a new chamber music piece.Also titled "Park Güell," the composition premiered on January 26 at the University of North Carolina and Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at Queens University.
Assistant Biology Professor Matt Stern was recently awarded a SC INBRE III Developmental Research Project (DRP) Target Faculty award to work with students to explore stem cell growth.The $73,159 grant is for one year but can be renewed for two more years.Stern and up to five students will spend time studying how cultured stem cells behave in two- and three-dimensional experimental microenvironments. They will use stem cells from fatty tissue and compare how growing the cells as a three-dimensional ball of cells changes key properties of the cells relative to growing the cells on a flat surface such as a Petri dish.
Distinguished Professor of English Jo Koster was the keynote speaker for the Dec. 19 Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremony.