Career Planning

2016-2017 Reading Series

Lauren AcamporaLauren Acampora

Fiction Reading
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Wendell Will Room

Lauren Acampora is the author of The Wonder Garden (Grove Atlantic), a collection of linked stories which won the GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction (2016), and was both a finalist for the New England Book Award and on the longlist for The Story Prize. The book was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and an Indie Next selection, and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by NPR. Acampora’s stories have appeared in literary journals such as The Paris Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, and Antioch Review. She has received fellowships from the Ucross Foundation, Writers OMI International Residency, and the Ragdale Foundation. A graduate of Brown University and Brooklyn College, Acampora lives in Westchester County, New York.

Natalie Scenters-ZapicoNatalie Scenters-Zapico

Poetry Reading
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Wendell Will Room

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is the author of The Verging Cities, which won the GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry (2016), 2015 NACCS Tejas FOCO Book Award, and 2016 Utah Book Award in poetry. The poetry collection was also named a Must-Read Debut by LitHub and listed as a top ten debut of 2015 by Poets and Writers. Her poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies such as American Poets, The Believer, Prairie Schooner, West Branch, and Best American Poetry 2015. A Canto Mundo fellow, Natalie Scenters-Zapico is from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, U.S.A. and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. She lives in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit her at

BOC Pass Rate

Fields2013-20142014-20152015-20163 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 11 2 3 16
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 9 2 2 13
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 6 2 2 10
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 67 100 100 77
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 8 2 2 12
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 89 100 100 92

Wesley Dick

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U. S. History

Office: Robinson Hall 213
Phone: 517/629-0348



  • Whitman College, B.A., history (1961)
  • University of Washington, M.A., history (1965)
  • University of Washington, Ph.D., history 1973

Teaching Experience:

  • University of Washington, 1961-1968
  • Albion College, 1968-Present

  • American Dreams & Realities
  • A Sense of Place: Albion & the American Dream
  • U.S. History Since 1877
  • America in Crisis: Great Depression, World War II, & Cold War
  • 1960s
  • Environmental History

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Ford Foundation Cooperative Teaching Fellowship (1960-2)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowships
  • (1973) (1977) (1984) (1988)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship (1998)
  • Council on International Educational Exchange Environmental Program, China (1999)
  • U.S. Department of Energy Summer Seminar Fellowships (1978) (1979) (1980)
  • American Historical Association/American Political Science Association Fellowship (1983)
  • Albion College Students’ Choice Award (1997)
  • Albion College Arthur Anderson Teacher of the Year Award (1997)
  • Albion College Richard Baird Excellence in Teaching Award (2000)
  • Designer of National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Grant for Interdisciplinary
  • study of the community of Albion, Michigan—awarded for 2003-2004; renewed for 2004-2005.
  • Director, (NCUR)/Lancy Initiative Grant (2003-2005)

  • Albion College Black Student Alliance Kwanzaa Committee Community Contribution Award (2011)
  • Inductee, Albion Multicultural Hall of Fame (2009)
  • NAACP Community Service Award for contributions to the goal of “equality and justice for all by
  • precept and example” (1988)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award for “commitment to making Dr. King’s Dream a reality”
  • (Albion Kwanzaa Youth Group) (1997)
  • Recognition “for commitment to the youth of Albion” by Albion Minority Program Services (1997)
  • Faculty Award: Michigan Campus Compact “in recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Community
  • Service Learning at Albion College” (2003)
  • NAACP President’s Award in recognition of “outstanding service and commitment to Human and Civil
  • Rights” (2004)

  • 2013: “America in Search of its Conscience: History & Hope,” presentation for the Albion
  • community sponsored by the Albion Historical Society on participation in the 50th Anniversary
  • Commemoration of the March on Washington.
  • 2013: Participant at August 24th Commemorative March for the 50th Anniversary of the March on
  • Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech.”
  • 2013: Participant as representative of Albion Branch, NAACP at 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther
  • King, Jr.’s march and speech in Detroit—commemorative march and symposium.
  • 2013: Participant at Newseum, Washington, D.C. symposium commemorating 50th anniversary of the
  • assassination of Medgar Evers, featuring Myrlie Evers-Williams, Julian Bond, & Gwen Ifill (PBS).
  • 2013: Participant at Kent State symposium, march, and vigil, commemorating May 4, 1970.
  • 2013: Coordinated visit of MLK Convocation keynote speaker and Coy James Memorial lecturer, Dr.
  • Cleveland Sellers.
  • 2013: Coordinator and discussion leader for Black History Month film, “Scarred Justice: The
  • Orangeburg Massacre, 1968.”
  • 2013: Participant, “Civil Rights South: In the Footsteps,” tour directed by Julian Bond.
  • 2013: Faculty Mentor for Center for Sustainability and Environment trip to New Mexico (May).
  • 2012: Invited as liaison for Judge Damon Keith, fall convocation speaker.
  • 2012: Invited speaker as part of Albion Branch, NAACP, for Black History Month at Coldwater State
  • Reformatory.
  • 2012: Coordinator and Discussion leader for Black History Month film, “Freedom Riders.”
  • 2012: Faculty Mentor, Center for Sustainability and the Environment trip to South Carolina.
  • 2012: Coordinator for Albion College CSE students and faculty seminar with President Cleveland
  • Sellers at Voorhees College, Denmark, South Carolina.
  • 2012: Participant, “Civil Rights South: In the Footsteps of the Movement,” with Julian Bond.
  • 2012: Participant at “Malcolm X” forum at the Charles Wright African American History Museum.
  • 2012: Delegate to Michigan State NAACP Convention, Detroit.
  • 2011: Invited to give the Coy James Memorial Lecture, “Albion & the American Dream.”
  • 2011: Keynote co-speaker with Robert Wall for MLK Convocation: “In the Footsteps of Dr. Martin
  • Luther King, Jr.”
  • 2011: Invited to introduce Daoud Lecture, Steven Solomon, author of Water, The Epic Struggle for
  • Wealth, Power, and Civilization.
  • 2011: Coordinated Coy James Lecture with Phillip Mason, “Rum Running and the Roaring Twenties:
  • Michigan and Prohibition.”
  • 2011: Albion College Faculty Lecture: “Albion & the American Dream.”
  • 2011: “Civil Rights South: In the Footsteps of the Movement,” Civil Rights tour with Julian
  • Bond.
  • 2011: Faculty Mentor for the Center for Sustainability and the Environment trip to Louisiana.
  • 2011: Albion Branch representative to NAACP conference on “Environmental Justice,” Detroit.
  • 2010: Participant, “Race to the South: From the Klan to Katrina,” Civil Rights tour with Julian
  • Bond.
  • 2010: Faculty Mentor for Environmental Institute to Oregon and Washington.
  • 2010: MLK Convocation Committee, featured speaker: Dr. Clayborne Carson, editor of the MLK
  • papers.
  • 2009: Witness to History: Participant, Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
  • 2009: Faculty Mentor, Environmental Institute trip: “California: Imperial Valley, Salto Sea,
  • Imperial Valley, Joshua Tree.”
  • 2009: “Following in the Footsteps: Civil Rights Tour with Julian Bond.”
  • 2009: Participant: NAACP Centennial Convention, New York City.
  • 2009: Invited by the Elkin Isaac Honors Symposium to introduce James Gignac (Sierra Club), as
  • the Alumni Speaker.
  • 2009: Coordinated Washington, D.C. First-Year Seminar trip with World War II theme—World War II
  • Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Museum of American History, U.S. Holocaust Museum,
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.
  • 2009: Wrote columns for the Albion Branch NAACP Newsletter: “Making History: Campaigning for
  • Barack Obama in Albion, Michigan”; “New York City: The NAACP & Dorothy Height—Long Distance
  • Runner.”
  • 2009: Wrote “Brief History of Albion NAACP” for annual Freedom Fund Banquet.
  • 2009: Sabbatical, spring semester: “Albion, Michigan Goes to War.”
  • 2008: Appointed by Albion College President to committee for designing and implementing Albion
  • College Sustainability Initiative
  • 2008: “Civil Rights South: In the Footsteps of the Movement.” (Civil Rights tour of Georgia and
  • Alabama with Julian Bond, Professor History, U. of Virginia, civil rights pioneer, NAACP
  • Chairman)
  • 2008: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Florida Everglades
  • (Albion College Environmental Institute)
  • 2007: Participant, conference on “Environmental Justice and Diversity,” University of Michigan
  • 2007: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Chesapeake Bay
  • Watershed
  • 2006: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Appalachia (Smoky
  • Mountain National Park, TVA, Oakridge National Laboratory, and mountain-top removal site.
  • 2005: Published with co-author Jennifer Cook, “A Window on America: Bringing Home
  • Interdisciplinary Research” in CUR QUARTERLY (cover article)
  • 2005: Presentation with Leslie Dick, “A Sense of Place: Albion & the American Dream” to Michigan
  • Archivists Association Conference for session entitled “History in the Classroom: Fostering
  • Relationships Between Students and Archives.”
  • 2005: Faculty mentor for environment trip with students and faculty to California (Yosemite
  • National Park, Hetch Hetchy, Mono Lake, Central Valley, Steinbeck Museum, Monterrey Bay, and Big
  • Sur)
  • 2005: Directed NCUR/Lancy student scholars who presented at National Conference for
  • Undergraduate Research in Lexington, Virginia
  • 2004: Directed 10-Week Summer (NCUR/Lancy) Interdisciplinary Seminar: “Boom, Bust, Recovery:
  • Explorations of Albion, Michigan—the Last Fifty Years.”
  • 2004: Coordinated & mentored NCUR/Lancy scholars who presented at National Conference for
  • Undergraduate Research in Indianapolis.
  • 2004: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Louisiana (New Orleans
  • and the Gulf)
  • 2003: Directed 10-Week Summer (NCUR/Lancy) Interdisciplinary Seminar: “Boom, Bust, Recovery:
  • Explorations of Albion, Michigan—the Last Fifty Years.”
  • 2003: Faculty Mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Chesapeake Bay
  • Watershed (Amish farms, Three Mile Island, Susquehanna River, and Eastern Shore)
  • 2003: Individual travel to Japan to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Memorials & Museums
  • 2002: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Southwest: Nevada, Utah,
  • Arizona (Yucca Mountain nuclear burial site, Zion, Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, Hoover Dam)
  • 2001: Member of Albion College team participating in: “The Greening of the Campus” conference,
  • Ball State U., Muncie, Indiana
  • 2001: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Pacific Northwest
  • (Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River, Hanford Atomic
  • Reservation)
  • 2000: Coordinator for Albion College Symposium: “Environmental Activism for the New Millennium”
  • in honor of the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. keynote speaker)
  • 2000: Faculty mentor for environmental trip with students and faculty to Florida (Florida Keys,
  • Everglades, Florida Coast)
  • 1999: Member of Albion College team participating in: “The Greening of the Campus” conference at
  • Ball State University
  • 1999: Participant, Orion Society National Conference on Community Based Environmental Action,
  • National Conservation Training Center at Shepardstown, West Virginia.
  • 1999: Delegate to Chinese Environmental Conference with focus on the Three Gorges Dam Project on
  • the Yangtze River arranged through the Council for International Education Exchange in
  • cooperation with the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency
  • 1998: Fellow, NEH Summer Institute: “Environmental History and World History, 1500-2000,” U. of
  • California, Santa Cruz
  • 1998: Participant, “Green & Gold: California History Conference,” U. of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1996: Participant, “Watershed: Writers, Nature, and Community,” Washington, D.C. (sponsored by
  • the Orion Society, the Library of Congress, and Poet Laureate Robert Hass.)
  • 1994: Presented paper, “Dammed Salmon: Economy, Equity, Ecology, and Columbia River Dams in the
  • 1930s,” to conference on Power and Place in the North American West, Third Annual Symposium of
  • the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • 1994: Presented Commentator’s paper, “Resource Utilization Through History,” to “The Environment
  • Through World History” program for the World History Association Annual Meeting, Aspen Insitute,
  • Aspen, Colorado
  • 1990: Published “When Dams Weren’t Damned: The Public Power Crusade and Visions of the Good
  • Life in the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s” in Environmental Review
  • 1990: “Declaration of Interdependence,” Earth Week Symposium featuring David Brower
  • 1990: Hosted Cesar Chavez on campus for program on Farm Workers, Pesticides, and Social Justice,
  • including a viewing of the film, “The Wrath of Grapes.”
  • 1989: Chaired Workshop on “The Columbia and the Music of Woody Guthrie,” the classic documentary
  • film, American Society for Environmental History meeting, Evergreen State College
  • 1988: Delegate, “North American Bio-regional Congress,” British Columbia, Canada
  • 1988: Fellow, NEH Seminar, “The American West: Environment & History,” directed by Donald
  • Worster at the Mountain West Center for Historical Studies at Utah State University
  • 1986: Delegate to “Fate of the Earth Conference,” coordinated by David Brower (Ottawa, Canada)
  • 1986: Coordinated “A Declaration of Interdependence: Society, Environment, and the Land Ethic,”
  • A Symposium in honor of the Aldo Leopold Centennial (Gaylord Nelson, keynote speaker)
  • 1984: Delegate to “Fate of the Earth Conference,” Washington, D.C.
  • 1984: Fellow, NEH Seminar, “The Frontier & the Environment,” Indiana University
  • 1983: Participant, “Appalachian Life & Culture,” featuring Harry Caudill, author of Night Comes
  • to the Cumberlands and My Land Is Dying, Hindman Settlement School, Kentucky
  • 1982: Participant, “Energy Futures, Energy Implications,” National Science Foundation Chautauqua
  • Short Course with Amory and Hunter Lovins at the University of Iowa
  • 1982: Delegate, “Fate of the Earth Conference,” inspired by David Brower, linking environmental,
  • peace, and social justice groups at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
  • 1980: Participant, “Energy Policy in the Southwest and the Native American,” USDOE Institute,
  • University of San Diego
  • 1978: Participant, “Indians and Ecology, “NSF Chautauqua Short Course with Clara Sue Kidwell,
  • MSU
  • 1978: Participant, “Energy, Conservation, & Public Health,” USDOE Seminar at Harvard School of
  • Public Health, Boston
  • 1977: Fellow, “American West: New Trends in Historical Interpretation,” NEH Summer Seminar, U. of
  • California, Davis.
  • 1973: Fellow, “Literature and the American West,” NEH Summer Seminar, U. of Oregon
  • 1973: “Visions of Abundance: The Public Power Crusade in the Pacific Northwest in the Era of
  • J.D. Ross and the New Deal,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Washington

Carrie Booth Walling, Associate Professor

Carrie Booth WallingCarrie Booth Walling is an Associate Professor or Political Science and Associate Director of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program. Walling teaches courses in international politics and human rights. Her research focuses on international responses to mass atrocity crimes including military humanitarian intervention and human rights trials; and how human rights norms are changing the meaning of state sovereignty at the United Nations. Walling is author of All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press 2013). To learn more about her book and how the stories we tell each other about violence and civil war affect UN Security Council decision-making, listen to this podcast from the genocide prevention series as part of the New Book Network.

Walling has published articles on ethnic cleansing, humanitarian intervention, transitional justice, and international human rights trials in the Journal of Peace Research, Human Rights Quarterly, International Journal of Human Rights, Civil Wars and New Global Studies. Working collaboratively with Susan Waltz (University of Michigan), Walling has launched a website on human rights advocacy and the history of international human rights standards - which she describes as is a free, online text book. She is active with the Holocaust Studies Service Learning Project at Albion College, serves on the Executive Board for the International Studies Association Human Rights Section, and is the editor for the human trafficking blog, Voices of Change for the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force. She was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Scholar of the Year Award in 2015 and the New Development Fellowship in 2014 for her scholarship. From January - August 2017 Walling will serve as a Visiting Research Scholar with the International Policy Center at the University of Michigan's Gerald Ford School for Public Policy. Walling's current research focuses on the relationship between the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court.

Walling holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights from the University of Minnesota (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Albion in 2011, Walling was a postdoctoral fellow with the Michigan Society of Fellows at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2008-2011). She also holds a BA in International Relations from James Madison College, Michigan State University and Masters degrees in Strategic Studies and Political Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and University of Minnesota, respectively. Walling's previous professional experience includes program and development work for Women for Women International - a non-governmental organization serving women affected by war and conflict."

Walling was awarded the Student's Choice Teaching Award by the Albion College Student Senate for excellence in teaching and advising in 2014. Learn more about Walling's teaching on human rights in this feature article, "A Matter of Conscience".

Walling teaches the following courses at Albion College:

  • PLSC 100: Introduction to Political Inquiry
  • PLSC 103: Introduction to International Politics
  • PLSC 206: Democratic Transitions
  • PLSC 207: Transitional Justice
  • PLSC 237: Controversies in Global Politics
  • PLSC 256: Human Rights
  • PLSC 301: International Organizations
  • PLSC 357: International Law and Politics
  • PLSC 372: Gender, Sex and International Politics
  • PLSC 404: Causes of War


  • "Human Rights Norms, State Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention," Human Rights Quarterly, 37 (2015), 383-413.
  • "The UN Security Council and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights," in Joel Pruce ed. The Social Practice of Human Rights (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), 143-165.
  • "Putting the Pieces Together: Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards," (with Susan Waltz) Human Rights Quarterly, 36 (2014), 909-915.
  • All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).
  • "Decision-makers in the Dock: How International Law, Trials and Human Rights Activism are Shaping the Justice Norm," New Global Studies, December 2012
  • "The Impact of Human Rights Trials in Latin America," Journal of Peace Research, 44:4 (July 2007), 427-445, co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink.
  • "Global Trends in Transitional Justice and Transitional Justice in Argentina," in Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Javier Mariezcurrena (eds.) Transitional Justice in the 21st Century: Beyond Truth and Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2006), co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink.
  • "Ethnic Cleansing" in Ken Booth (ed.) The Kosovo Tragedy: Human Rights Dimensions (Frank Cass Publishers, 2001), 47-66.
  • "The History and Politics of Ethnic Cleansing," International Journal of Human Rights, 4:3/4 (Autumn/Winter 2000).
  • "Intervention, Emancipation and Kosovo," Civil Wars, 2:3 (Autumn 1999), 65-88.
  • "What Role for Political Scientists? how to engage our neighbors, communities, students and the public in challenging political contexts," symposium co-edited with Maryam Zarneger Deloffre in PS: Political Science & Politics (forthcoming July 2017).
  • "Syria and the Responsibility to Prosecute: Norm Promotion in the UN Security Council," in Kurt Mills and Melissa Labonte, Accessing and Implementing Human Rights and Justice (Routledge Press, forthcoming).

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