COLA Faculty Shine in Creative Works Event


Dozens of faculty from the College of Liberal Arts were honored last month at the university’s annual Celebration of Faculty Creative Works event.

The event is designed to showcase the academic work and research of university faculty for the previous year.  COLA faculty was honored for their published work, exhibitions, performances and awards, both academic and service.

Honorees included:


Stacy Alaimo, English
Laura Kopchick, English
Peggy Kulesz, English
Kenneth M. Roemer, English

Outstanding Teaching Award 2011, UT System Board of Regents

This award is given to faculty members who deliver the highest quality of undergraduate instruction through a demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Stacy Alaimo, English
Book Award for Ecocriticism, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The award was given to recognize Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self.

Tia Black, English
Creative Writing Award, College Teachers of English

Black won the award for nine poems that were published in CCTE Studies, Volume LXXVI.

Andrew Clark, Communication
Sasha Grant, Communication
Charla Markham-Shaw, Communication
David Silva, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Linguistics and TESOL
Michael Varner, Music

Alicia Wilkerson Smotherman Faculty Awards, UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts

The Smotherman Faculty Awards, established by Thad and Alicia Smotherman, recognize faculty within the College of Liberal Arts whose expertise and teaching abilities have inspired students to create exceptional merit.

W. Marvin Dulaney, History
Community Service Award, Mothers Against Teen Violence

Dulaney was recognized for his contributions to the Dallas community in January 2011.

Andrew Christopher Gaupp
Invitation, New Play Development Workshop

Gaupp was invited to perform in the showcase premiere of a new play in Washington, D.C.

Natalie Gaupp, Theatre Arts
Invitation, LaMaMa Theatre

Gaupp participated in a LaMaMa Theatre of New York summer playwriting conference held near Spoletto, Italy. She was one of 15 playwrights selected from nearly 500 entries worldwide to work with some of the world’s top playwrights.

Jose Angel Gutierrez, Political Science
Individual Achievement Award, International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies

Gutierrez received the award for work he continues to do on Chicano politics and Mexico-United States relations.

Sedrick Huckaby, Art and Art History
Visiting Artist Fellowship, Brandywine Workshop

Ritu Khanduri, Sociology and Anthropology
Richard Carley Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wenner Gren Foundation

Khanduri won the postdoctoral fellowship to study how newspaper cartoons helped form social knowledge in colonial and postcolonial India.

Stephen Lapthisophon, Art and Art History
Mastermind Finalist, Dallas Observer

Focusing on emerging artists, The Dallas Observer’s ArtLoveMagic strives to foster an artistic community and increase opportunities for young and unknown artists to show their works and perform.

Douglas Richmond, History
Distinguished Record of Research or Creativity Award, UT Arlington

Kenneth M. Roemer, English
2011 Texas Piper Professor, Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

The Piper Professor awards were established to recognize outstanding achievements in the teaching profession at Texas public and private colleges and universities. Roemer is one of 10 university professors from a field of 240.

Ya’Ke Smith, Art and Art History
Black Reel Award for Best Indie Short (“Katrina’s Son”)
2011 Alumnus of Distinction, University of Incarnate Word

Laurel Stvan, Linguistics and TESOL
Center for Advanced Research in English Fellowship, University of Birmingham (England)
THATCamp Texas Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Shelley Wigley, Communication
Gertrude Golladay Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching, UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts
Educator’s Fellowship, University of Alabama’s Plank Center


Thomas Adam, History
Intercultural Transfers and the Making of the Modern World
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
The goal of the book is to provide an alternative teaching tool for classes in world history and courses of different levels that include a transnational focus.

Ben Agger, Sociology and Anthropology and Center for Theory
A Journal of No Illusions: Telos, Paul Piccone, and the Americanization of Critical Theory

Edited by Timothy W. Luke and Ben Agger; New York, NY: Telos Press Publishing, 2011
In this book, an array of authors, many of whom participated in the development of the journal Telos, examine the ongoing legacy of the publication and address the ways in which Telos formed a generation of young intellectuals, who asked for a critical theory to understand both the impasses and possibilities for a progressive politics.

Dan Cavanaugh, Music

Performed by Dan Cavanaugh and Dave Hagedorn, the jazz CD is the first album released that was recorded solely at UT Arlington. The new record is a mix of originals and covers.
Radiohead Jazz Project Contribution

Elizabeth A. Cawthon, History
Famous Trials in History

New York, NY: Facts on File Publisher, 2011
This book collects 100 significant legal trials from time periods and places ranging from Socrates in classical Greece to Joan of Arc in Medieval France to Saddam Hussein in modern Iraq.

George Chave, Music
Score for the UT Arlington Alma Mater

The University commissioned Chave to update the alma mater with a new score in a range that more people could sing. The original lyrics by Mary Von Zuben and Iva Nell Bennett were set to the score Finlandia by Sibelius.

Imre Josef Demhardt, History
Aufbruch ins Unbekannte: Legendare Forschungsreisen Von Humboldt Bis Hedin (The Scientific Unveiling of the Globe: Explorers from Humboldt to Hein and Their Maps)

Darmstadt, Germany: WBG, 2011
This book is a history of maps and mapmakers and uses many sources from the Garrett Cartographic Collection in UT Arlington’s Special Collections Library. It illustrates how mapmakers influenced Europeans to explore the world and then to record for others their knowledge and insights about places in the world.

John Garrigus, History
Christopher Morris, History

Assumed Identities: The Meanings of Race in the Atlantic World

Edited by John Garrigus and Christopher Morris; College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press for UT Arlington, 2011
A collection of essays based on research presented at the history department’s annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures.

Lisa Graham, Art and Art History
Sustainability Research by Designers

Edited by Lisa Graham; Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing, 2011
This book contains scholarly articles written by sustainability experts from Australia, Canada, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The researchers explore the topic of sustainability through discourse, studies, and reflection, defining what sustainability design currently means and potentially means as a new, interdisciplinary design profession.

Desiree Henderson, English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790-1870

Farnham (Surrey), UK: Ashgate, 2011
Focusing on the role of genre in the formation of dominant conceptions of death and dying, Henderson examines literary texts and social spaces devoted to death and mourning in 18th- and 19th-century America.

Andrew Milson, History/Geography/Education
World Cultures and Geography

Monterey, CA: National Geographic, 2011
This textbook is full of maps, graphs, charts, photographs, and learning activities and exercises to enhance its very thorough integration of historical geography with politics, population studies, sports, and social studies. It is intended for geography education for middle school students.

International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools
Edited by Andrew Milson, Ali Demirci, and Joseph J. Kerski; Toronto, Canada: Springer, 2012
Milson and his two editors surveyed the use and application of GIS education and technology in secondary schools in 34 countries around the world.

Lael Morgan, Communication
Wanton West: Madams, Money, Murder, and the Wild Women of Montana’s Frontier

Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2011
Providing new insights into women’s struggle for equality, the book is an objective exploration of a freewheeling society and a re-creation of an unforgettable era in history.

David E. Narrett, History
Inheritance and Family Life in Colonial New York City

Cooperstown, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011
This book offers the first detailed and systematic analysis of inheritance practices in New York City from the beginning of Dutch settlement in the 1620s to the onset of the American Revolution.

C. Scott Pool, Music
Do Not Sing, My Beauty
Edited by C. Scott Pool; Dexter, MI: TrevCo-Varner Music Publishing, 2011
The piece was composed by Sergei Rachmaninov and arranged for bassoon and piano by Richard Cionco.

Harry P. Reeder, Philosophy and Humanities
La Praxis Fenomenológica de Husserl

Bogotá: Editorial San Pablo, 2011
The book reviews how Edmund Husserl, the founder of the phenomenological movement in philosophy, developed a method for combining close description of data that can be discovered through (carefully controlled) introspection combined with discourse, diagrams, etc., to avoid subjectivism.

Linda Rouse, Sociology and Anthropology
Self and Social Identity

San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2011
The book explores social influences on the construction of self and identity.

Ignacio Ruiz-Perez, Modern Languages
Sign of the Crow

Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press for Lynx House Press, 2011
In this volume, the poems of Ruiz-Perez are made available in the United States for the first time.

Héctor Eduardo Paniagua, Fiesta de Pájaros
Edition and introduction by Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez; Tuxtla Gutiérrez: Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, 2011
This book is a critical study and annotated edition of an important collection of poetry published in the Mexican state of Chiapas in 1933.

Antoinette Marie Sol, Modern Languages/English
Le Nègre, Mélodrame en Trois Actes by Honoré de Balzac

Preface by Sarah Davies Cordova and Antoinette Marie Sol; Paris, France: L’Harmattan, 2011
Suspended between melodrama and romantic tragedy, Balzac’s early 19th-century play Le Nègre reworks the traditional story of unrequited love with complications of racial, gender, and social class differences.

Tore Terrasi, Art and Art History
Period Peace: A Fun Menopause Activity Book
Illustrated by Tore Terrasi;, 2011
Period Peace
looks at an issue affecting 43 million women in the United States and challenges readers to see the lighter side of the often volatile subject. Modeled after a children’s activity book, it features puzzles, word games, and illustrations.

Nancy V. Wood, English
Essentials of Argument, third edition

Boston, MA: Prentice Hall, 2011
The text presents a broad range of rhetorical theory while providing clear explanations and examples to make it accessible to a wide range of students.


Rick Bogard, Music
Performance in Russia

Bogard joined three other trumpeters from the United States on a trip to Russia to perform at the International Trumpet Festival in October 2011.

Shannon Brunskill, Art and Art History
Glass Exhibition, Imperial Stables, Czech Republic

Brunskill had glass work accepted into the Stanislav Libensky Exhibition at the Imperial Stables at Prague Castle in the Czech Republic. Among the 28 artists selected, Brunskill was the sole contributor from an American university.

Janet Chaffee, Art and Art History
Benito Huerta, Art and Art History and Director of the Gallery at UT Arlington

Lakeview Gallery Exhibition, Tarrant County College Northwest

Joe Chapa Jr., Theatre Arts
The Hundred Dresses, Creative Arts Theatre and School, Arlington

Chapa directed the stage production of The Hundred Dresses, based on Mary Hall Surface’s stage adaption of the 1944 children’s book The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes.

Stephanie Clark, Art and Art History
Shadow Play Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Art Center

The exhibition was a selection of hybrid images comprising photographs, decorative materials, and digital media that move beyond the photograph.

Chris Conway, Modern Languages
Life and Death in the Northern Pass Exhibition, Central Library’s Sixth Floor Parlor, UT Arlington

In the exhibition, Dominic Bracco II, a distinguished photojournalist and 2008 graduate, documented the horrors of Mexico’s drug war through evocative images of violence and its aftermath, of grieving families, and of tender scenes of day-to-day urban life.

Carlos Donjuan, Art and Art History
Sedrick Huckaby, Art and Art History
Marilyn Jolly, Art and Art History

Influence Exhibition, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas
, a three-person exhibit, featured paintings by visual artists Carlos Donjuan, Sedrick Huckaby, and Marilyn Jolly, each of whom comes from a different formative time period and cultural influence.

Simeen Farhat, Art and Art History
The Absolute Works from Nothing Exhibition, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia

Andrew Christopher Gaupp, Theatre Arts
The Adding Machine, Mainstage Theatre, UT Arlington

Gaupp directed the play, which was written in 1923 by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elmer Rice.

The Mousetrap, Mainstage Theatre, UT Arlington
Gaupp directed the Agatha Christie play.

Natalie Gaupp, Theatre Arts
VHS Tapes and a Greyhound Bus, Lone Star College-Kingwood

The fifth annual “An Evening of Shorts” was an original play festival held at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

Doubt, Mainstage Theatre, UT Arlington
Gaupp directed the award-winning play, the story of a priest accused of abusing a student in a New York Bronx Catholic school in the early 1960s.

School for Scandal, Mainstage Theatre, UT Arlington
Gaupp directed the scathing Restoration comedy of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Sedrick Huckaby, Art and Art History
Solo Exhibition, Tyler Museum of Art

Benito Huerta, Art and Art History and Director of the Gallery at UT Arlington
Retrospective Art Exhibition, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Stephen Lapthisophon, Art and Art History
Wunderkammer Exhibition, Conduit Gallery, Dallas

Lapthisophon and four UT Arlington students were featured in the exhibit.

Chaitra Linehan, Art and Art History
For the Bird Exhibition, Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas

Dennis Maher, Theatre Arts
The Trouble Begins at 8, Studio Theatre, UT Arlington

A one-man show adapted from the writings of American humorist Mark Twain.

Dalton Maroney, Art and Art History
Sculpture Inside-Outside Exhibition, TCCC Northwest Campus, Ft. Worth
Art Walk Exhibition, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston
Remote Access Exhibition, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth

Dalton Maroney, Art and Art History
Benito Huerta, Art and Art History

Flow: Dalton Maroney 1982-2011 Exhibition, Arlington Museum of Art

The exhibition was composed of 17 sculptures and six works on paper created by Maroney. Huerta curated the exhibition.

Melanie Mason, Communication
The Hobbit, Theatre Arlington

Mason directed and designed sound for the play, which was based on the book by J.R.R. Tokien and dramatized by Patricia Gray.

Leighton McWilliams, Art and Art History
Invitational Two Person Exhibition, Hardee Center for the Arts, North Florida Community
Photo Spiva 2011 Exhibition, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO
The Seventh Photography Image Biennial Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University
25 Exhibition, Creative Quarterly Journal

Leighton McWilliams, Art and Art History
Michelle Murillo, Art and Art History

Streams and Valleys Exhibition, Biological Research Instititute of Texas, Fort Worth

Michelle Murillo, Art and Art History
Border Art Biennial 2010 Exhibition, El Paso Museum of Art
7th International MiniPrint Finland 2010 Exhibition, Lahti Art Museum, Finland

Kenda North, Art and Art History
Cover and Featured Artist, PaperCity

Nancy Palmeri, Art and Art History
Neighbor’s Exhibition, Museum of Texas Tech University

Nicholas Wood, Art and Art History
First This/First That Exhibition, Angelo State University Art Gallery
Tangents and Adjustments Exhibition, Gallery 76102, UT Arlington Fort Worth Center
Sculpture: Inside Out Exhibition, Lakeview Gallery, Tarrant County College Northwest
Commission, Dorchester Hotel, London


Ben Agger, Sociology and Anthropology and Center for Theory
Editor, Fast Capitalism (UT Arlington)
Editor, Framing 21st Century Social Issues (Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group)
International Advisory Board, European Journal of Social Theory (Sage)
Editorial Board, Disclosure: A Journal of Social Theory (University of Kentucky)
Editorial Board, Journal of Classical Sociology (Sage)
Editorial Board, New York Journal of Sociology (SUNY Cortland)
Editorial Board, American Educational Research Journal (American Educational Research Association)
Editorial Board, Current Perspectives in Social Theory (Emerald)

Stacy Alaimo, English
Advisory Board, Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
Editorial Board, Resilience: A Journal of Sustainable Critique
Editorial Board, Fast Capitalism (UT Arlington)

Robert B. Fairbanks, History
Editor for the Americas, Planning Perspectives (Routledge)
Editorial Advisory Board, Legacies (Dallas Historical Society)

Wendy B. Faris, English
Editorial Board, The Comparatist (University of Georgia at Athens)

Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, Political Science
Editorial Board, White House Studies (James Madison University)

Carolyn Guertin, English
Editor and International Editorial Board, Computer and Composition Digital Press (Utah State University Press)
International Advisory Board, Digital Studies Le Champ Numerique (Society for Digital Humanities)
Literary Advisory Board, Electronic Literature Organization (Electronic Literature Organization)
Editorial Board, Convergence (Sage)
Editorial Board, Fast Capitalism (UT Arlington)
Technical Advisor and Editorial Board, Early English Studies (UT Arlington)

Kevin L. Gustafson, English
Advisory Board, Early English Studies (UT Arlington)

Susan J. Hekman, Political Science
Editorial Board, Hypatia (Wiley InterScience)
Editorial Board, Gender, Work, and Organization (Wiley InterScience)
Editorial Board, Fast Capitalism (UT Arlington)

Desiree Henderson, English and Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Special Issue Co-Editor, Studies in American Fiction (Johns Hopkins University Press and Project Muse)

Graham G. Hunt, Music
Editorial Board, Music Theory Spectrum (Caliper, University of California Press)
Editorial Board, The Journal for Schenkerian Studies (Center for Schenkerian Studies and the University of North Texas Press)

Eronini Megwa, Communication
Editorial Advisory Board, Fifth Estate Online
Editorial Board, Journalism Practice (Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group)

Erika Pribanic-Smith, Communication
Editorial Board, American Journalism (American Journalism Historians Association, University of North Carolina)

Harry P. Reeder, Philosophy and Humanities
Translator, Cuestiones de Filosofía (Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia)
Consulting Editor and Translator, Praxis Filosófica (Universidod del Valle, Cali, Colombia)
Consulting Editor, Classics in Phenomenology (University of Wisconsin Press)
Consulting Editor, Contemporary Phenomenological Thought (University of Wisconsin Press)
Permanent Editorial Board, Orbis Phaenomenologicus (Konigshausen and Neumann)
International Editorial Board, Anuario Colombiano de Fenomenología (Centro de Recursos Informáticos y Educativos, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia)
Editorial Board, International Center for the Study of Globalization (Universidad Rafael Landívar, Ciudad de Guatemala)

Jerome Rodnitzky, History
Editorial Board, Popular Music and Society (Routledge)
Submissions Review Board, The Journal of Texas Music History (The Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University-San Marcos)

Kenneth M. Roemer, English
Editorial Board, American Literary Realism (University of Illinois Press)
Editorial Board, Utopian Studies (Oxford Brookes University)
Editorial Board, Studies in American Indian Literatures (University of Nebraska Press)

Joseph Sabbagh, Linguistics and TESOL
Editorial Board, Syntax (Wiley-Blackwell)

Johanna M. Smith, English
Editor, Gender and Genre Book Series (Pickering and Chatto)
Editor, Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (Routledge Online Database)

Jacqueline Stodnick, English
Advisory Board, Early English Studies (UT Arlington)

Amy L. Tigner, English
Editor-in-Chief, Early English Studies (UT Arlington)

Shelley Wigley, Communication
Editorial Board, International Journal of Strategic Communication (Taylor and Francis)

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