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Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Christopher J. Catone, Ph.D., earned the national George Pólya Award from the Mathematical Association of America — recognizing articles of expository excellence published in The College Mathematics Journal. Cantone is recognized for his article, “Bringing Calculus into Discrete Math via the Discrete Derivative.”.
Jon Bekken, Ph.D., professor of communications, has been recognized for research writing excellence by the national American Journalism Historians Association. Earning the organization’s J. William Snorgrass Award for outstanding minority-journalism research, Bekken’s winning paper is titled “Relations of Production at The Chicago Defender: Union-Busting, Contingent Labor & Consolidation in the Black Press.”
Co-authored by Kami Fletcher, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Albright, “Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed” explores why Americans separate the dead along race, religion and class lines. Released by the University Press of Mississippi, the book includes a collection of scholarly essays.
“Satire & The State: Sketch Comedy and the Presidency,” published by Routledge and penned by Albright College’s Matt Fotis, Ph.D., explores performance-based satire surrounding America’s presidents from 1960 to the present.
A work of fiction, “Pennsylvania Powwow: Rising Sun Above the Devil’s Door,” has been released by Marian Wolbers, lecturer of English. The book includes cover art by Albright Senior Graphic Designer, Heidi Eckman.
Albright graduate, Antonie Stroman ’11, has authored “Seeing Things in Black and White,” chronicling issues faced by young black men and the role of their white counterparts. A writer, poet, songwriter, teacher and director, Stroman calls this book his most daring work to date.
Lennie Amores, Ph.D., assistant professor of Spanish, received the United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award this year. She was recognized for excellence as a teacher who emphasizes service to students and contributes to the scholarly life of Albright.
Earning the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, Christian S. Hamann, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was recognized last spring as a teacher who imparts enthusiasm and passion in the classroom to students who carry it with them throughout their undergraduate studies.
Heidi Mau, Ph.D., assistant professor of communications, earned the Henry P. and M. Paige Laughlin Annual Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarship for 2020. The award honors a faculty member who demonstrates exemplary scholarship in their field.
Earning this year’s Henry P. and M. Paige Laughlin Annual Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, Elizabeth Kiester, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, was recognized as an accomplished scholar, a dedicated mentor and an engaged and energetic teacher who does not shy away from experimenting with new pedagogical methods to enhance student experiences in her classroom.
Paula Trimpey, M.F.A., associate professor of theatre and fashion, received this year’s Annadora Vesper Shirk Award for Faculty Scholarship. Trimpey is accomplished and prolific in her area of scholarship and creativity as a costume designer and technologist.