January 2016 Faculty Accomplishments


GRANTS (Dec. 2015)

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $30,924 from the U.S. Department of State to provide a three-week senior managers’ course in Vietnam on explosive remnants of war and mine action to support national programs in Southeast Asia. 

Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator, 4-VA; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $5,000 from Upper Quadrant to sponsor the FIRST LEGO League robotics teams. Swayne received $17,048 from Virginia city and county donors for the sponsorship of the Virginia/DC FIRST LEGO League robotics teams. 

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Co-director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $399,857 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide direct instruction, models and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior beginning at the elementary level and continuing through the student’s educational career.


Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz (Director, Art, Design and Art History; Professor, Art Education) was recognized for her work when she received the National Art Education Association Virginia Art Educator of the Year Award from the Virginia Art Education Association at its annual state conference in Roanoke.


John Casteen (Visiting Faculty, English) presented a poetry reading at Sweet Briar College on Dec. 2. Casteen read new poems from a manuscript he is working on, as well as a number of pieces he wrote while teaching earlier at Sweet Briar.


Dr. Alan J. Levinovitz (Assistant Professor, Religion) wrote a book, “The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What We Eat,” which was published by Regan Arts. In the book, Levinovitz exposes the myths behind how we come to believe which foods are good and which are bad.

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) published “A National Survey of Music Education Majors Confidence in Teaching Improvisation” in the International Journal of Music Education. His co-author is from SUNY Fredonia.

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Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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