Assistant Professor of English Christin Marie Taylor, Ph.D., received the Eudora Welty Prize for the best book of the year by University of Mississippi Press for her book, “Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South.”
Since mid-March, the McCormick Civil War Institute and its Director Jonathan Noyalas ’01, M.A., have remained busy. In addition to the more than two dozen virtual tour stops which aired on MCWI’s Facebook page by mid-May, MCWI’s director has done a number of Facebook Live events with organizations such as the Clarke County Historical Association and Mosby Heritage Area Association. Noyalas has spoken in various online seminars about an array of topics related to the Shenandoah Valley’s Civil War-era history. In April, Louisiana State University Press released a collection of essays edited by Brian Matthew Jordan and Evan Rothera, “The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans.” Noyalas’ essay, “‘It Is Natural That Each Comrade Should Think His Corps the Best’: Sheridan’s Veterans Refight the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign” is one of 15 essays which appear in the book. More information about the book can be found at LSU Books.
The Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals has accepted an article, “Increasing Independent Toileting in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review,” written by the Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Vicky Spencer, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and ABA program alumna Meghan Ello ’20, for its fall 2021 edition.
Associate Professor of English Sarah Canfield, Ph.D., had her essay, “There’s a woman in there if you’d take the time to look! Seven of Nine’s Problematic Feminism,” published in the volume, “Exploring ‘Star Trek: Voyager’.”
Assistant Professor of Media and Communication – Digital Media Production Glenn Anderson, MSt, MFA, had his upcoming documentary mentioned in The New York Times. More than 20 Shenandoah University students took part in this project. Unfortunately, the pub at the heart of the film has been shut down due to COVID-19.
Manuel De Jesus Gomez Portillo, MSEd., and a student in Shenandoah’s Doctor of Education in Administrative Leadership program, saw his poem, “¡Vamos Mijo, I Know You Can Do This!” accepted for publication in the book, “Critical Storytelling: Multilingual Immigrants in the United States,” to be published in fall 2020. The poem is about advice from his mother on the day he went to college as a first-generation immigrant college student. He says the poem was inspired by his Ed.D. coursework.