In many ways, the Office of the Provost is guardian of the College's academic mission as a learning-centered institution. Academic Affairs at Albion College includes the following: faculty personnel and faculty development, academic programs, academic standards and skills, athletics, the libraries, career services, and international and off-campus programs. The Office of the Provost also has primary responsibility for the curriculum of the College.
Professor of Religious Studies
Dean of Faculty Affairs
Professor of Geological Sciences
Dean of Curricular Affairs
Associate Professor in Kinesiology
In a competitive review of applications, Lisa Lewis (Chemistry) was selected to participate in a National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop: "The Future Substance of STEM Education." Details are found in the embedded link but in short, this workshop is bringing a liberal arts approach to science education. Participants in this virtual event will create modules, courses and/or programs that utilize a knowledge framework that addresses (1) what students need to know (foundational knowledge) but also (2) how to act on that knowledge (meta knowledge), and (3) the values we bring to our knowledge and action (humanistic knowledge). The workshop will conclude with a focus on implementation strategies and recommendations for the science larger community.
Drs. Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi (Art & Art History) and Mary Anne Lewis Cusato (Assoc. Prof. of French & Francophone Studies, Ohio Wesleyan University) presented their paper and GLCA-funded project (2018), “Documenting Africa: Digitally Storytelling African Cultures through Space and Time,” at the Florida Digital Humanities Webinar Series on November 6. The presentation included an interactive tour of their “Documenting Africa” website and student projects that contribute new understandings of African art and literature and challenge misrepresentations of the continent.
Abigail Cahill (Biology): Pearman, J.K., G. Chust, E. Aylagas, E. Villarino, J.R. Watson, A. Chenuil, A. Borja, A.E. Cahill, L. Carugati, R. Danovaro, R. David, X. Irigoien, S. Moncheva, N. Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, M.C. Uyarra, and S. Carvalho. Pan-regional marine benthic cryptobiome biodiversity patterns revealed by metabarcoding Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures. In press at Molecular Ecology.
Meghan Farley Webb (Anthropology) recently published the article “Guatemala’s Public Health Messaging in Mayan Languages during the COVID-19 Pandemic” with her co-author Miguel Cuj. The article, which examines government and community responses to the need to translate health messaging into Mayan languages, appears in a special issue of the Journal of Indigenous Social Development.
Joseph Ho (History) has been invited to serve as an external faculty reviewer for Calvin University’s Asian Studies Program.
Joseph’s article, “Facing History: Strategies for Teaching Chinese and World History with Memoirs,” co-authored with Kristin Stapleton (Professor of History, University at Buffalo, SUNY), has been published in the Fall 2020 issue of Education About Asia.
Deborah Kanter (History) gave two virtual presentations on her book Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican, hosted by U.S. Catholic magazine on October 27, at Governors State University, University Park, IL, October 28, 2020.
Jocelyn McWhirter (Religious Studies) reviewed Mark S. Kinzer's book Jerusalem Crucified, Jerusalem Risen: The Resurrected Messiah, the Jewish People, and the Land of Promise for the Enoch Seminar. Her review can be found online.
Ashley Miller (English) was a panelist on the North American Victorian Studies Association’s virtual discussion of the academic job market, where she joined five other Victorianist faculty at institutions around the country as part of an ongoing “Year of Unconferences” held by NAVSA.
Craig Streu (Chemistry) co-first authored a review for the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Sawant, M. S., Streu, C. N., Wu, L., Tessier, P. M. Toward Drug-Like Multispecific Antibodies by Design. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2020, 21(20), 7496.
Nicolle Zellner (Physics) participated in a NASA-sponsored mission concept study focused on determining whether or not measuring compositions and ages of geological samples in situ was feasible. The concept study focused on missions that would measure samples on the Moon, Mars, and Vesta in order to address questions related to the evolution of each planetary body, as well as the bombardment history of each object specifically and the solar system in general. The citation is:
Cohen B. A., Young K. E., Zellner N. E. B., Zacny K., Yingst R. A., Watkins R. N., et al. (2020) In Situ Geochronology for the Next Decade. Final Report submitted in response to NNH18ZDA001N-PMCS: Planetary Mission Concept Studies, https://science.nasa.gov/solar-system/documents.
Brad Chase, Anthropology & Sociology
Michael Dixon, Art & Art History
Kenneth Saville, Biology
Kevin Metz, Chemistry
Karen Erlandson, Communication Studies
John Bedient, Economics & Management
Kyle Shanton, Education
Danit Brown, English
Eric Hill, Ethnic Studies
Carrie Menold, Geological Sciences
Deborah Kanter, History
Bindu Madhok, International Studies
Heather Betz, Kinesiology
Mark Bollman, Mathematics & Computer Science
Emmanuel Yewah, Modern Languages & Cultures
Sam McIlhagga, Music
Jeremy Kirby, Philosophy
Charles Moreau, Physics
Carrie Walling, Political Science
Mareike Wieth, Psychological Science
Jocelyn McWhirter, Religious Studies
Zach Fischer, Theatre
Scott Melzer, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Scott Hendrix, Academic Skills Center
Karla McCavit, Quantitative Skills Center
Pamela Schwartz, Learning Support Services
Barry Wolf, FYE Student Mentoring & Academic Success Program
Laurel Draudt, Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business & Management
Cristen Casey, Center for International Education
Vanessa McCaffrey, Foundation for Undergraduate Reserach, Scholarship & Creative Activity (FURSCA)
Karen Hoaglin, Liaison for the Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development
Patrick McLean, Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
E. Dale Kennedy, Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Doug White, Center for Sustainability and the Environment (interim director)
Brad Rabquer, Wilson Institute for Medicine
Jason Raddatz, Whitehouse Nature Center
Troy Kase, Career & Internship Center