News of the College August 2005

Faculty news

Associate professor of political science Paul Gronke delivered a report on “Early Voting and Ballot Integrity” to the Carter- Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform in June. The Carter-Baker Commission is a panel of distinguished civic and political leaders co-chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III. The purpose of the Carter-Baker Commission is to study the electoral process in the U.S. and make recommendations for improvements.

Assistant professor of psychology Jennifer Henderlong Corpus has been awarded a $55,000 National Academy of Education/ Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship to explore developmental psychology and academic motivation. “My goal is to identify the constellation of beliefs and goals that enable some children to maintain an intrinsic orientation bewildered imagewhile their peers are showing substantial declines in intrinsic motivation,” Corpus says. She intends to use the award to aid in her investigation of the relationship between the motivation, beliefs, and goals of elementary and middle school children. She was one of 20 fellows selected from a competitive pool of nearly 200 applicants.

Associate professor of English Maureen Harkin has recently edited Broadview Press’s comprehensive new edition of Henry Mackenzie’s The Man of Feeling, considered one of the most important and influential works of eighteenth-century sentimental fiction.

Associate professor of creative writing Peter Rock has published his fourth novel, The Bewildered. Set in Portland, Oregon, the novel follows three teenage friends who study languages and classical music while dreaming of a shared future together. The novel was recently released by MacAdam/Cage. End of Article

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