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The Honors Program is very proud and excited to announce the new Honors Faculty Fellows program. With the support of the college deans, each of JMU’s six undergraduate colleges will select a faculty member who will serve as an Honors Faculty Fellow for a term of two or three years. These Fellows will engage with honors students, staff, parents, and alumni through a wide range of activities inside and outside of the classroom. They will also play a major role in shaping the future direction of the Honors Program. The Honors Program emphasizes the value of faculty engagement in enhancing the honors community and experience. The Honors Faculty Fellows program is a major new initiative in this regard.
Dr. Roger Hall, CVPA
Professor of Theatre Acting and Directing
Estes Center 2225, MSC 5601
Dr. Hall is professor of theatre in the school of theatre and dance at James Madison University. He is a graduate of Princeton University and did his masters and doctoral work at the Ohio State University. Having directed over fifty productions including original works, Shakespeare, musicals, and outdoor drama, he also recived commendation in 2009 for his directing of a production of Jane Eyre from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival organization.
Dr. Hall’s plays have been published by I. E. Clark, Dramatics magazine, and Review for Religious, and his book Writing Your First Play, published by Focal Press, is in its second edition. His most recent dramatic work is a commissioned play about a small town council meeting in the 1850s. A writer with numerous articles on American theatre to his credit, his book Performing the American Frontier, 1870-1906 was published by Cambridge University Press in 2001. He also edited the papers of Nate Salsbury, a prominent figure in the development of American musical comedy in the late nineteenth century and the vice-president and general manager of “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Wild West exhibition.
Dr. Hall has been a prominent participant in Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival activities. He recently completed a three-year term as chair of the KCACTF National Playwriting Program, and before that he served as playwriting chair for KCACTF region IV (southeast). He was on the KCACTF national selection team in 2003, during which time he saw over 64 college productions at eight different regional festivals. Dr. Hall has offered workshops and critiqued plays throughout the country, and in 2003 he received a Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for his contributions to playwriting at the regional and national levels.
Dr. Hall’s playwriting students have won KCACTF regional 10-minute and short play awards, the National Student Playwriting Award, and the national comedy writing award. Numerous former students write for television, major motion pictures, and theatre. In 2003 Dr. Hall was presented with a Kennedy Center medallion to honor his contributions to playwriting at the regional and national levels.
Dr. Hall is also a past president of the Virginia Theatre Association, and at James Madison University he has received both the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Madison Scholar Award.
Dr. Scott Lunsford, CAL
Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication
Harrison 2292, MSC 2103
Dr. Lunsford teaches both honors and regular sections of GWRTC 103-Critical Reading and Writing, as well as courses in genre theory, rhetorical history, and editing. His research explores the intersections of rhetoric and mobility, materiality, the body, and space, and he has published in Rhetoric Review, the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, and the Journal of Sexual Research and Social Policy.
Dr. Andre Neveu, COB
Assistant Professor of Economics
Zane Showker Hall 443, MSC 0204
Dr. Neveu received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prior to joining the faculty at James Madison University, Dr. Neveu taught courses in economics at Skidmore College, Brooklyn College, Baruch College, and the City College of New York. Dr. Neveu’s current research examines heterogeneous agent-based models of the macroeconomy and economic business cycles. Additionally, Dr. Neveu is involved in research studying a variety of issues including tax policy, exchange rate forecasts, and income dynamics. Dr. Neveu has also published work on local earned income tax credits, the inefficiencies in the living wage, and the macroeconomic impacts of early childhood education. Links: Personal webpage ∙ Blog ∙ Twitter
Dr. Mary Slade, COE
Professor of Exceptional Education
Memorial Hall 3126C, MSC 6908
Dr. Slade directs the online gifted education program at James Madison University. Mary teaches courses in gifted education, educational foundations, exceptional education, and civic engagement. Dr. Slade served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children, and won the Early Leader Award from that organization in 1997. Mary’s current scholarship includes professional development, advanced studies, differentiation, consultation and collaboration, and web-based distribution of personnel preparation.
Dr. Stephanie Stockwell, CISAT
Assistant Professor of Integrated Science and Technology
ISAT/CS 320, MSC 4102
Dr. Stockwell earned her BS in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Dartmouth College in 2008. Next she came to JMU--first as a teaching/research postdoctoral fellow and then an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Science an Technology. She teaches a variety of molecular biology and biotechnology courses, including ISAT 113--Issues in Biotechnology, ISAT 305--Instrumentation and Measurement in Biotechnology, ISAT 452--Medical Biotechnology, and an Honors Seminar--Viral Discovery and Genomics. As a consequence of her commitment to innovative teaching methods, Dr. Stockwell pursues scholarship in teaching and learning, leads an annual NSF-funded "Microarray for Teaching" workshop for educators from around the country, in addition to serving as a faculty member for the Citizen Science Program at Bard College. In the research lab, Dr. Stockwell pursues her interest in host-bacterial interactions through two main avenues of inquiry—Bordetella avium/turkey pathogenicity and Bradyrhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis. In understanding how microbes attach, adapt, and impact their eukaryotic hosts (for better or worse), much can be learned about pathogenesis and symbiosis as a whole. Recent research publications can be found in Microbiological Research, Microbes and Infection, and Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.