Category: Faculty News

Sociology's Weissinger Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

Sociology’s Weissinger Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost announced that Sandra Weissinger, PhD, is the recipient of the annual Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty. It is the most prestigious teaching award for an SIUE faculty member. Three additional faculty members were saluted for their teaching skills and accomplishments with Teaching Distinction Awards, and […]

Historical Studies’ Manuel Awarded 2018 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

Historical Studies’ Manuel Awarded 2018 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jeffrey Manuel, PhD, associate professor of historical studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2018 Collaborative Research Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

The ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship grants the time and resources to write a book comparing the U. S. and Brazilian biofuels […]

Tiana Clark Joins SIUE faculty for MFA in Creative Writing

Tiana Clark Joins SIUE faculty for MFA in Creative Writing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has added poet Tiana Clark to its faculty as it introduces a master’s of fine arts in creative writing beginning Fall 2018. The MFA in creative writing is offered by the Department of English Language and Literature in SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Clark is currently the 2017-2018 Jay C. and […]

Anthropology’s Balasundaram connects local food system to sustainability

Anthropology’s Balasundaram connects local food system to sustainability

Sasikumar Balasundaram, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology is researching sustainability in society.  Balasundaram is an applied cultural anthropologist, formerly conducting field work in India and working the U.N. and is now looking into food systems intersecting with sustainability.
Sasikumar Balasundaram
“For me, sustainable food system involves challenging the growth-oriented capitalist project that undermines the […]

Biological Sciences' DiSalvo searches for unique symbiotic interactions

Biological Sciences’ DiSalvo searches for unique symbiotic interactions

The Department of Biological Sciences’ newest addition is Susanne DiSalvo, Ph.D., is looking into intimate interactions between amoeba hosts and their bacterial symbionts.
Dr. Suzanne DiSalvo, Biological Sciences
Dr. DiSalvo teaches Bacteriology (BIOL 250) and the Graduate Seminar (BIOL 595) currently for the Department of Biological Sciences.
“I am interested in the mechanisms and consequences of microbial symbioses. […]

Anthropology adds depth and experience with new faculty addition

Anthropology adds depth and experience with new faculty addition

The Department of Anthropology’s newest addition is Dr. Corey Ragsdale is an Assistant Professor and a Bio archaeologist. Through archaeological research and theory, Dr. Ragsdale is dedicated to better understanding human variation and human social complexity. Dr. Ragsdale teaches courses in biological anthropology, including an introductory course that combines biological anthropology and archaeology (ANTH 111A). […]

Mass Communications Professor published to JMCQ

Mass Communications Professor published to JMCQ

The fall semester welcomes new faculty to SIUE; Ashton Gerding Speno, Ph.D, is a new addition to the Mass Communications Department. Dr. Speno joins SIUE after completing a Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri. Her research primarily focuses on issues of gender and sexualization in the media, adolescents’ experiences with new […]

Historical Studies’ Dr. Harris selected to Penn Center's Aspiring Leaders

Historical Studies’ Dr. Harris selected to Penn Center’s Aspiring Leaders

Jessica Harris, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Historical Studies within Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions’ (CMIS) inaugural Aspiring Leaders Forum and Mentoring Program.
“I am so honored to have been selected,” said Harris. “The Penn Center does critical work […]

SIUE's sculpture on campus in its 16th year

SIUE’s sculpture on campus in its 16th year

Now in its 16th year, Sculpture on Campus, the annual three-day event hosted by the Department of Art and Design, will run from October 5-7 on the SIUE campus.
The event kicks off with a public lecture by juror and Brooklyn based artist Afruz Amighi at noon on Wednesday October 5 in room 1104 in the […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

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