Conference Papers, Lectures, Readings, Talks, Workshops
The following professional accomplishments represent work done in 2009. Click on faculty names to view individual profiles.
Katherine A. Adelsberger
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
- "Accretionary Desert Pavements as Taphonomic Surfaces." Paper (co-authored with J. R. Smith). Third Annual Developing International Geoarchaeology Conference, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
- Participated in my first field season and field school with the Dhiban Excavation and Development Project (DEDP) in Dhiban, Jordan, and was named co-director of this project along with colleagues from Knox, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Liverpool.
- "Iron-Rich Deposits from Extinct Springs: Formation, Modern Analogs and Archaeological Significance." Paper. Annual Geological Society of America National Meeting, Portland, OR in October 2009 and co-chaired "Technical Session T155, Geochemical Geoarchaeology: Artifacts and Contexts" (with C. Fadem).
Professor of Modern Languages
- AP Reader (French) in Louisville, KY, June 2009.
Professor of Biology
- "The Paradox of Invasive Species: Do Restorationists Worry About Them Too Much or Too Little." Paper. Society for Ecological Restoration meeting in Perth, Australia, August 2009.
- "Differences in the effects of drought upon restored and remnant prairies." Poster. Society for Ecological Restoration meeting in Perth, Australia, August 2009.
Instructor - Journalism & Anthropology/Sociology
- "Looking at the Film Industry from a Political Economy of Culture Perspective." Invited presentation.
- Faculty Development Workshop, Knox College Film Studies Program, March 2009.
- Art 7881 Painting Seminar. Invited discussant, Louisiana Stat University, Baton Rouge, LA, November 24, 2009. Led seminar discussion of Walter Benjamin‘s "The Work of Art in the Ag of its Technological Reproducibility" in relation to Guy Debord‘s Society of the Spectacle.
Professor of Theatre
- "Nudging Things Forward: Retranslation." Panel. American Literary Translators Association Conference, Pasadena, CA, November 2009.
David P. Bunde
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
- "Your First Years as Faculty." Panelist. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, organized by College Teaching Effectiveness Network.
- Invited lectures. Haverford College, Haverford, PA; Iowa-Illinois Section IEEE meeting, Galesburg, IL; St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
- D .P. Bunde and J. Mache. "Teaching Concurrency Beyond HPC." Position paper, 1st Workshop on Curricula in Concurrency and Parallelism, 2009.
- "A Short Unit to Introduce Multi-Threaded Programming." Proceedings of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Midwest Conference, pages 9-20, 2009. These proceedings are published as "Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 25 (1)".
- "Scheduling Restartable Jobs with Short Test Runs." Written with O. Thebe and V. J. Leung. Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing (JSSPP), volume 5798 of LNCS, pages 116-137, 2009.
Professor of Theatre
- "Creating Fusion Across the Performance Disciplines." Panel chair. Hawaii International Conference on The Arts and Humanities.
- "From Page to Stage‖." Reader/adjudicator, new plays festival. Department of Cultural Affairs (Chicago): Rasaka Theatre Company.
Associate Professor of Theatre
- "Creating Fusion Across the Performance Disciplines." Presenter. Hawaii International Conference on The Arts and Humanities.
Andrew J.W. Civettini
Assistant Professor of Political Science
- "Appealing to Emotions: How Anger and Anxiety Help Us Move Forward In the Debate Between Proximity and Directional Theories of Vote Choice." Paper. 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario.
- "Feeling Our Way Through the Campaign Environment: The Impact of Affect on the Type of Information We Seek Out in Campaigns." Paper. 2009 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
- "A Survey Experiment Testing the Impact of Competing Frames of Self Identity, Self Interest, and Communal Identity on Public Opinion Attitudes Toward Intervention in Genocide and the Use of Coercive Interrogation Techniques." Paper. Andrew J. W. Civettini and Brent J. Steele (University of Kansas). 2009 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
- Chair and discussant. Motivated Reasoning. 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
- "Pedagogy in the Teaching Lab Inspired by Mentoring Undergraduate Research: Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry at Knox College." Presented at the 2008 spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Assistant Professor of Music
- "Beyond Verse and Chorus." Presented to the annual meeting of the Society for American Music (Denver, 2009)
- "The Minor Third in Human Culture and Human Development." Presented to the Music and Language series at the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development. (Edinburgh, 2009)
Assistant Professor of Music
- "Four Fidelities: Musicology Meets Translation Studies." Paper. Seminar series in "Translations, Adaptations, and Modalities." Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, November 2009.
- "Time and Pastime in Song of Haydn‘s." Paper. Institute of Musical Research, University of London School of Advanced Study, January 2009.
- "Haydn‘s Canzonettas on Record," Paper. Studies in Recorded Music Seminar Series, British Library, London, January 2009.
- "The Clock Points its Moral to the Heart: Time and Memory in Haydn‘s English Canzonettas, Zyklus und Prozess: Haydn und die Zeit, held at Institut für Analyse." Theorie und Geschichte der Musik, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, January 2009.
Assistant Professor of History
- "Exhibiting History: Making the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Come Alive." Professional Development Workshop for Teachers (with Knox students Erin Souza and Margaret Spiegel), Conference on Illinois History, October 1-2, 2009, Springfield, Illinois.
- "Pelagie Farribault‘s Island: Property, Kinship, and the Contested Meaning of Marriage in Dakota Country, Fort Snelling, 1820-1838." Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting, July 16-19, 2009, Springfield, Illinois.
John F. Dooley
Professor of Computer Science
- "Peer Assessment Using the Moodle Workshop Module." Poster. 2009 ACM ITiCSE conference in Paris, France.
Linda K. Dybas
Watson Bartlett Professor of Biology
- "Belize Barrier Reef Field Research." Paper. Integrating Study Abroad into the Undergraduate Curriculum: Transforming On-Campus Teaching and Learning Conference, Beloit, WI (November 2009)
Professor of Anthropology/Sociology
- "Integrating Local Conceptions of Personhood, Agency, and Human Development into the Study of Morality." Paper. Presented as part of the double-panel session "Toward an Anthropology of Morality" at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia. (December 2009)
R. Lance Factor
George Appleton Lawrence Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
- "Conversations on Oil and Water." Invited panelist. Illinois Humanities Council, Augustana College.
Stephen C. Fineberg
Szold Distinguished Service Professor of Classics
- "Reading έκών, ούκ έκών and άέκων in Aeschylus." Presentation. Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2009)
- "The Future of Classics." Talk as part of panel at Illinois Classical Conference, Evanston, IL (October 2009)
Associate Professor of Modern Languages
- "Quickstart Spanish," Paper. ACM‘s Integrating Study Abroad Conference, Beloit College. November 2009.
Associate Professor of English
- "After Magic Realism: New Adventures in U.S. Latino Literature." Panel and paper presentation. Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
- "Diverging Lines: Understanding the Evolution of Contemporary Latino Poetry." Paper presentation. Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
- Invited Reading/Class Visit: Centennial Celebration, Ithaca NY, Q&A with Latino Studies Program.
- Invited Poetry Reading, Writing Workshop, adjudicator for high school poetry contest. Panel presentation. Tucson Poetry Festival, Tucson, Arizona.
- Invited Poetry Reading: Best of Fence anthology release. Associated Writers and Writing Programs, Chicago, Il.
Associate Professor of Art
- "The New York Avant-Garde and the Dis-ordering of the Visual Culture of World War II." Paper presentation. Midwest Art History Society Conference, Kansas City, April, 2009.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
- "I Don‘t Really Know the Procedures: Sexual Codes and the Elimination of Class in 1960s Gay Bathhouses." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Chicago, IL.
- "Freeing the Animal Within: Dismantling 'The Day of Resurrection' in Ibsen‘s When We Dead Awaken." Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
Kevin J. Hastings
Professor of Mathematics
- "Missions and Majors: Assessing Liberal Education Goals through Academic Majors." Panel presenter. Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
- "Do the Parts Add Up to the Whole? Lessons from the Missions and Majors Assessment Project." Panel presenter. Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
- "The Many Levels of Assessment." Co-coordinator and panel facilitator, Teagle Conference, Ripon College.
Associate Professor of Educational Studies
- (with Schroth, S.T. & Gonshorek, D.O.) "Why Gifted Education Exists: Theoretical and Research-Based Justifications"; "Painting Reality: Using the Visual Arts to Enrich Reading Instruction." Paper presentations. National Association of Gifted Children, St. Louis, MO.
- (with Schroth, S.T.) "The Axiology of Gifted Education"; "The Musical Museum: Using Guided Investigations to Teach Music and Social Studies." Paper presentations. National Association for Gifted Children, St. Louis, MO.
- (with Schroth, S.T. & Gonshorek, D.O.) "Lazy, Goof-off, or Genius? Positioning Underachieving Gifted Students." Paper presentation. Meeting of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted. Wisconsin Dells, WI.
- Helfer, J.A., "Introducing Opera!" Paper. Lyric Opera of Chicago - Docent Training, Chicago, IL.
- (with Schroth, S.T.) "Assessment Driven Decision Making: Positioning the Gifted Learner for the Checkered Flag!" Paper presentation. Meeting of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
- (with Schroth, S.T.) "Practitioners‘ Conceptions of Academic Talent and Giftedness: Essential Factors in Deciding Classroom and School Composition." Paper. American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
- (with Schroth, S.T.) "Preparing to Teach the Gifted: A Research-Based Approach";" Complex Instruction: Challenging Social Studies Students." Papers presented. California Association for the Gifted, Anaheim, CA.
- (with Schroth, S.T.) "Preparing to Teach the Gifted: A Research-Based Approach"; "Complex Instruction: Challenging Social Studies Students." Papers presented. California Association for the Gifted, Anaheim, CA.
- (with Schroth, S.T.) "Using Guided Investigations to Accelerate Math and Music Learning"; "Providing Arts Instruction with Visual Thinking Strategies." Papers presented. Illinois Association of Gifted Children, Chicago, IL.
Professor of Psychology
- Hoffmann, H., *Peterson, K., & *Garner, H. (2009, August). "Field Conditioning of Sexual Arousal in Humans." International Academy of Sex Research, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Kelly L. Hogan
Visiting Instructor in Theatre
- "Debut and Adapted Acting Exercises." Respondent for Adjudicated Workshop. Association of Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, New York, New York, August 2009.
- "Creating Fusion: Communicating Across the Performance Disciplines." Roundtable panelist. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2009.
L. Sue Hulett
Rik and Sophia Henke Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations
- "Being Religious or Spiritual at Knox: Attitudes Toward Religion & Values." Paper. American Association of University Professors 2009 meeting.
Professor of Political Science
- "Revolution, Feminism, and Antifeminism in Latin America." Lecture. Shaping the Future of ELT in Argentina Conference, Universidad Techologica Nacional. November 12, 2009.
- "Mujeres y Movimientos Guerrilleros: Nicaragua. El Salvador, Chiapas, Cuba." Lecture. Universidad de las Madres de Plaza de Mayo. December 3, 2009.
- "Revolucion, Feminismo y Antifeminismo en America Latina (con un enfoque en Nicaragua)." Lecture. U.S. Embassy in Argentina. December 4, 2009.
Professor of Psychology
- "Materialistic Values and Environmental Challenges." Talk via video-conference. Stonehouse Summit, a meeting on the environment sponsored by the Suzuki Foundation.
- "Our Mental Health in the Culture of Consumption." Talk via tele-conference. Simple Living America organization.
- Guest speaker, Augustana College, as part of a student presentation in HIS 334, Social and Cultural History of the United States.
- "Death Thought Writing Interventions and Personality Predicting Psychological Growth and Defense." Co-authored poster presentation with Mike Prentice, ‘08. Annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
- "The Effects of Media on Children." Talk,. Cooke Elementary School, Galesburg, IL. Also presented at 9th Annual All About Children Conference, Bright Futures, Galesburg, IL.
- "Materialism, Quality of Life, and Financial Planning." Talk. The Planning Center in Moline, IL.
- "Junior Seminar: The Politics of Overconsumption." Tele-conference, Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.
- "Longitudinal Predictors of Adult Romantic Relationships: Maternal Mental Health, Adolescent Mental Health, and Parenting" and "Parental Values from Preschool through Adolescence: Developmental Changes and Sex, Race and SES Differences." Two Posters, co-authored with Lisa Slominski, Arnold Sameroff, and Kate Rosenblum. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
- "Materialism, Quality of Life, and Financial Planning." Invited talk. 22nd annual Spring Symposium of the Philadelphia Financial Planning Association, Villanova, PA.
- "Changes in Materialism, Changes in Well-being: Evidence from Three Longitudinal Studies." Talk. University of Sussex (UK) psychology symposium.
- "A Revolution of Values: Materialism and its Alternatives." Keynote address, Psychologia-Konsumpcja-Jakosc zycia conference at the University of Gdansk. Also presented at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, as part of their Fall Psychology Colloquium Series.
- "The Dilemma of the Consumer in a Period of Economic Crisis." Panel discussion. Psychologia-Konsumpcja-Jakosc zycia conference at the University of Gdansk.
- "The High Price of Materialism." Public talk (translated into Polish). Publishing house Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN in Sopot, Poland.
- "The Effects of Media on Children." Talk, "Moms to Moms" group at Bethel Baptist Church, Galesburg, IL
- "Psychological Adaptation to the Threats and Stresses of a Four Degree World." Poster, co-authored with Clive Hamilton. Four Degrees and Beyond: Implications of a Global Climate Change of 4+ Degrees for People, Ecosystems and the Earth-system" conference at Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
Sonja E. Klocke
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - German
- "Der Arztroman als Medium des kulturellen Gedächtinisses?: DDR und Wende in Kerstin Hensels Lärchenau. ("The doctor‘s novel as medium for cultural memory?: GDR and "Wende" in Kerstin Hensel‘s novel Lärchenau)" Paper. German Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. October 2009.
- "Aggressive Aspects of Globalization in Juli Zeh‘s novels." Poster. Women in German Annual Conference, Augusta, MI.
- "Transnational Literature or German Literature?: Juli Zeh‘s Spieltrieb (2004)." Paper. 62nd Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY (April 2009).
- "Beyond Nation(s): Negotiating Boundaries and Envisioning New Realms in Transnational Film and Literature." Co-panel organizer and commentator. Organization of Workshops and Conference Panels. German Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (October 2009)
Sherry C. M. Lindquist
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
- "Unorthodox, Obscene and Heretical Images in Late Medieval Europe: What They Reveal." Invited lecture. Art History Research Seminars, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Feb. 11, 2009.
- "The Meanings of Nudity in Medieval Art." Invited lecture. Katherine Brown Distinguished Lecture in Art History. Rice University, Houston, March 16, 2009.
- "Luxuriating in Poverty and Philosophy: Some Unusual Nudes in the Manuscripts of Louis of Bruges." Colloquium on The Splendour of Burgundy (1419-1482): An Interdisciplinary Approach. Bruges, 12-14 May 2009.
Associate Professor of Art
- Artist‘s Talk. New York Studio School (April 2009)
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
- "Le séisme au centre de la création littéraire chez Maïssa Bey dan Surtout ne te retourne pas: [Quand la réplique se fait double ]." African Literature Association 35th Anniversary Conference, University of Vermont. April 2009.
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
- "Master Teachers and the Development of World-Class Talent in Different Domains: A Comparative Study." (with R. Arnove) Presentation. Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. (March 2009)
- "Challenges and Hopes: Japanese Language Programs at Small Colleges." Panel presentation. Annual ACTFL Convention. (November 2008) (not previously reported)
- "Japanese Living Treasures in the Arts: A Comparative Study." (with R. Arnove) Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. (March 2008) (not previously reported)
Frank T. McAndrew
Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology
- "The Selfish Hero? A Study of the Individual Benefits of Self-Sacrificial Behavior in Small Groups." Paper. Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Fullerton, CA.
- "What Should Study Abroad in Psychology be About?" Moderator of panel discussion. International Educator‘s Workshop, sponsored by the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
- "Evolutionary Perspectives on Popular Culture." Guest lecture. University of Chicago.
Professor of Music
- Illinois Arts Council, Music Panel (Read and made recommendations for 100+ Grant applications to the IAC for symphonies, ensembles, and opera for performing arts organizations throughout the State of Illinois.
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish
- "The C.N.T.‘s Collectivization of the Film Industry (Spain 1936-37): Mediation, Representation and Social Revolution." Paper. MLG Summer Institute on Culture and Society, Portland State University.
- "Anarquismo, documentalismo y revolución social: España 1936-37, y Argentina post 2001." Paper. Latin American Studies Association. Rio de Janeiro, June, 2009.
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures/Spanish
- "Desarreglos propios del sexo: Advertising Menstrual Disorders in fin-de-siglo and Early Twentieth-Century Spain." Presentation. 40th Annual Conference of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Kansas City, Missouri. April 2009.
Associate Professor of English
- Bilingual Reading, American Literary Translators' Association Conference, Pasadena, November 2009.
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
- (with Helfer, J.A. & Gonshorek, D.O.) "Why Gifted Education Exists: Theoretical and Research-Based Justifications"; "Painting Reality: Using the Visual Arts to Enrich Reading Instruction." Paper presentations. National Association of Gifted Children, St. Louis, MO.
- (with Helfer, J.A.) "The Axiology of Gifted Education"; "The Musical Museum: Using Guided Investigations to Teach Music and Social Studies." Paper presentations. National Association for Gifted Children, St. Louis, MO.
- (with Helfer, J.A. & Gonshorek, D.O.) "Lazy, Goof-Off, or Genius? Positioning Underachieving Gifted Students." Paper presentation. Meeting of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted. Wisconsin Dells, WI.
- (with Helfer, J.A.) "Assessment Driven Decision Making: Positioning the Gifted Learner for the Checkered Flag!" Paper presentation. Meeting of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
- Panel discussion about ACM-Teagle projects focused on quantitative reasoning. Participant in panel discussion at Conference of Associated Colleges of the Midwest Teagle Project, Ripon, WI.
- (with Helfer, J.A.) "Practitioners‘ Conceptions of Academic Talent and Giftedness: Essential Factors in Deciding Classroom and School Composition." Paper. American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
- (with Helfer, J.A.) "Preparing to Teach the Gifted: A Research-Based Approach"; "Complex Instruction: Challenging Social Studies Students." Papers presented. California Association for the Gifted, Anaheim, CA.
- (with Helfer, J.A.) "Using Guided Investigations to Accelerate Math and Music Learning"; "Providing Arts Instruction with Visual Thinking Strategies." Papers presented. Illinois Association of Gifted Children, Chicago, IL.
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
- Invited Speaker and Participant, Bluegrass Bioneers Conference, University of Louisville, October.
Robert W. Murphy Professor of Political Science
- "Afghanistan and Pakistan, Emerging Security Implications." Lecture/presentation. Pekin Public Library.
- "Reel Bad Arab." Film presentation/discussion, sponsored by I-Nims (Illinois Association for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies) Galesburg Community Center.
Assistant Professor of History
- "Wilhelm and Abdülhamid, Weimar and Atatürk: German-Turkish Relations from Empire to Nation-State." Moderator. German Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2009.
- "Fear and Loathing in Berlin and Ankara: Military Culture in Germany and Turkey in the 1930s." Invited talk. International Studies Seminar Studies, Illinois State University, September 2009.
Assistant Professor of Art
- Paint and Landscape: Material as Narrative. Teaching Invitation. Oxbow School of Art summer painting course.
- Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Art.
- Visiting Critic, Maryland Institute College of Art, Intermediate Painting.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Sociology
- "Being Nice: Effects of Campus Culture on Classroom Interactions." Presentation. American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA.
- "Organic, Artisanal, Fancy, Salty: The Romance of Balinese Foods and American Markets." Presentation. Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, IL.
Associate Professor of Theatre-Dance
- "Integrating Video Technology into the Dance Technique Curriculum." Workshop presentation. National Dance Education Organization-Annual Conference, NYC June, 2009.
Assistant Professor of English
- "I Am Outcast: Trauma and Repetition in Laurie Halse Anderson‘s Speak." Presentation. Children‘s Literature Association Conference, Charlotte, NC. June 2009.
Donald Alexander Varakin
Assistant Professor of Psychology
- (with Loschky, L.) "Object Appearance is Not Integrated with Scene Viewpoint in Long-Term Memory." 9th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL (2009)
- (with Loschky, L.) "From Where Did I See That?" Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL (2009)
Professor of Anthropology
- "Economics, Narrative Cognition, and the Lower Paleolithic Revolution." Paper. Central States Anthropological Society, April 2009.
Douglas L. Wilson
George Appleton Lawrence Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English
Co-director, Lincoln Studies Center
- Talks: Michigan state legislators, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wayfarers
- "The Language of Abraham Lincoln." Convocation address. Grinnell College
- "The Global Lincoln." Session chair. University of Oxford
- Tour of Lectures on Lincoln and his Legacy, People‘s Republic of China, sponsored by the U.S. State Department
- Keynote speech, Newberry Library, opening of Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition.
- "Editing the Lincoln-Douglas Debates." Joint presentation with Rodney O. Davis. New York Historical Society
- Lectures: Northwestern University, Library of Congress Symposium, Bard College Lincoln Symposium, Burkhardt Lecture, Knox College, Rosenbach Library and Museum, Lincoln Colloquium
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