Faculty News

Faculty and Staff Honored at Awards Convocation

During the 2013 Ripon College Awards Convocation, a number of Ripon College faculty members were singled out for their dedication, commitment, and excellence. James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award J. Timothy Petersik, professor of psychology. The award is given in honor of James Underkofler’s 48 years of service to the utility industry.            … Continue reading

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Smith Publishes Article in Theology Journal

Brian Smith, the Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, recently published an article, “Teaching the Devout Student: Faith and Scholarship in the Classroom,” in the April 2013 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Teaching Theology and Religion. The publication is produced by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion and seeks to… Continue reading

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Professor Wallace Receives $100K National Science Foundation Grant

Robert Wallace, professor of biology at Ripon College, and colleagues at the University of Texas-El Paso and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell have been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The award will be over four years and will be used to study rotifers. Wallace’s component will be $25,000 per year for a total of $100,000. Rotifers make… Continue reading

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Colucci: Is there an “Obama Doctrine?”

A commentary written by Ripon College Associate Professor Lamont Colucci, “Is there an ‘Obama Doctrine?’” appeared in the Washington Times this week. In his opinion piece, Colucci, chair of the Ripon College Politics and Government Department, examines the various ways a potential Obama Doctrine might be characterized, considers its relationship to the Nixon, Carter, Clinton, and Bush administrations’ foreign policies,… Continue reading

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Professor, Students Collaborate on Infant Research

Kristine Kovack-Lesh first started conducting research on infants during graduate school because of her interest in developmental psychology. “So much of how we learn happens at a young age, and I am fascinated by how many things can happen during infancy,” she says. Kovack-Lesh is an assistant professor of psychology at Ripon College and focuses her area of interest in… Continue reading

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Amsden Presents Mask Workshop

Robert Amsden, Ripon College Professor of Theatre, presented a “Mask Improvisation Workshop” at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region 3, held January 8-13, 2013 at Saginaw Valley Stage University in Saginaw, Michigan. The workshop provided students with an introduction to mask work with beginning character masks; physical and mental centering that expands to working with movement centers; and character… Continue reading

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