Faculty in the News
News from the Department of English's Faculty
Postdoctoral Research Associate Becomes First to Receive External Grant
Dr. Ashley Clayson is the first postdoctoral research associate at the University of West Florida to be awarded an external grant. Dr. Clayson will be researching the effectiveness of eportfolios for both students and their prospective employers. Read full article by Richard Conn, CREO.
Mamie Hixon helps Washington High Innovation Center win Follett Challenge
Mamie Hixon and the UWF Writing Lab staff helped Bookter T. Washington High School win the Follett Challenge, a $30,000 National Innovation Award in February 2017.
Wins the 2017 UWF Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Gregory Tomso, the Department of English Chair published an article, "HIV Monsters: Gay Men, Intentional HIV Infection, and the New Political Economy of HIV. This article will appear next month, April 2017 in a new book from Duke University Press called The War on Sex.
Dr. Bre Garrett and UWF Graduate Students present at CCCC
Dr. Bre Garrett and three UWF graduate students; Karen Manning, Kara Griffith, and Hannah Trevino presented a panel at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The panel title is "Regenerative Pedagogies for FYC: Multimodality, Rhetorical Grammar, Revision, and Reflection." Dr. Garrett presented, "Regenerative Pedagogies: A Programmatic and Pedagogical Manifesto for Collaboration and Change"
Shannon Holst has received the 2016 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award in English, as well as the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award in English and World Languages.
Judy Bennington-Dykes Recognized for Excellence
Judy Bennington-Dykes has received the 2015 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award. Her award will be publicly presented to her at the Honors Convocation on Friday, March 27.
Jason Hogue to present in International Medieval Congress
Jason Hogue, former adjunct instructor and UWF graduate will be presenting "The Limits of Robin Hood's Liminality: (Sea)Food Culture in Robin Hood's Fishing." This will be in a panel session titled "Robin Hood: Making an Old Legend 'New'" in the International Medieval Congress in Leeds 6-9 July 2015.
Laura Arguea Receives Florida Foreign Language Association Award
The Florida Foreign Language Association recognized Laura Arguea for her contributions to the profession. She was one of the recipients of the 2014 Most Valuable Teacher recognition, during the FFLA conference, October, 2014.
Laura Arguea Receives 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award
Spanish Instructor Laura Arguea Received the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award at UWF's Honors Convocation in April.
Mamie Hixon Honored by Pensacola Chapter of UNCF
(from PNJ) People on the Move: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
United Negro College Fund
Lewis Bear Jr., chairman of the University of West Florida Board of Trustees and president/CEO of the Lewis Bear Company, and Mamie Webb Hixon, assistant professor of English and director of the UWF Writing Lab, were honored by The Greater Pensacola Chapter of the United Negro College Fund during its Inaugural Chairman’s Luncheon.
Both Bear and Hixon received the Champion Award, recognizing their dedication to education, students and the community. The luncheon served as a fundraising event to support scholarships for Pensacola area students who otherwise would not have the financial resources to attend college.
The UNCF Greater Pensacola Chapter was established to create a college-ready culture in Northwest Florida that provides students with support to succeed in college. UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization that supports students through scholarships and other programs.
Bre Garrett Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal Computers and Composition
Bre Garrett and co-authors published an article, "Re-inventing Digital Delivery for Multimodal Composing: A Theory and Heuristic for Composition Pedagogy," in the peer-reviewed journal Computers and Composition.
Allen Josephs' New Book Released
Beyond DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON
World-renowned Hemingway scholar Allen Josephs delivers a masterful consideration of the ritual of the corrida and contemplates the essential tragedy of the corrida's high priests: the toreros. In this informed and heartfelt meditation, Josephs goes well beyond standard literary criticism as he ponders such eternal themes as sacrifice, heroism and hero-worship, and the core cultural, spiritual and philosophical underpinnings of the traditional bullfight.New Street Communications website
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Receives Distinguished Teaching Award