Several faculty from Henderson State University’s Ellis College of Arts and Sciences at presented at conferences and received grants for faculty development that partially subsidized their travel this fall.
Megan Hickerson, professor of history, presented the paper, “When you can’t bite, what hurt will barking do?”: Using and Losing Foxe in late-Seventeenth-Century English Martyrology,” at the annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This large annual conference brings together scholars primarily in the disciplines of history and literature. Hickerson received good feedback on her work and plans to develop an article out the paper. She also chaired another session at the conference.
Vernon Miles, professor of English, chaired sessions on Literature and Psychology and also presented on the African American literature panel at the South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Miles is a regular attendee of this conference, organizing, presenting, and/or chairing sessions for the past six years.
Tammie Townsend, Tamara Ogden, and Carrie Flora, assistant professors of nursing, attended the Nurse Educator Update: The Best Practices in Clinical Teaching and Evaluation in Bentonville. The conference is focused on best practice in clinical teaching and evaluation in nursing. Townsend presented a poster she created with Judy Carlyle, Successful Clinical Assignment Utilizing QSEN Resource: Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback, based on an assignment they gave incoming junior nursing students. The faculty members learned about some of the latest research on clinical teaching and evaluation that supports how they teach and evaluate students in the clinical setting.
Constanze Weise, assistant professor of history, presented a paper, “Order and Disorder: Urban Governance and the Making of a Provincial Capital in British Colonial Nigeria” and was part of the panel “Claiming Imperial Space,” at the 2018 Urban History Association Conference in Columbia, South Carolina. The paper was part of her second book project “Kaduna –Islam and Urbanism in Northern Nigeria, 1913 – 1963.” In addition to receiving feedback on her project, Weise was invited to participate in a network on “Global Urban History Project.”