Faculty News for March 2024


Over spring break, Chris Anson collaboratively ran a 2.5-day seminar for 19 early-career researchers focusing on mixed-methods research in writing studies (with Tiane Donahue of Dartmouth; Magnus Gustafsson of Chalmers University, Gothenburg; and Theresa Lillis, Open University, UK). The seminar, held in Lille, France, was sponsored by the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Writing SIG.


On March 6, Anna Gibson gave a presentation at the 2024 Conference on Faculty Excellence titled “Discussion in the Margins: Using Annotation Tools to Promote Student Engagement with Texts and Peers in Online and In-Person Courses.” 

Gibson also presented on a panel at Duke on “Faculty Careers Beyond the Tenure Track.”

Her work as a DELTA Faculty Fellow was featured in a DELTA News story


Routledge has just published the 5th edition of the introductory film studies textbook “Film, Form, and Culture,” which Marsha Gordon co-authored with Robert Kolker. Exam copies are available here.

On March 5, Gordon conducted a National Humanities Center Webinar, “Why You Should Start Teaching Ursula Parrott’s Ex-Wife,” which is available for streaming here.

Also in March, she gave a talk about Ursula Parrott and introduced a screening of The Divorcee at the East Asheville Library as part of the Zelda Fitzgerald Festival, and she gave a “Discovering Ursula Parrott” lecture at NC State’s McKimmon Center.


Catherine Mainland’s nonfiction essay “McGonagall’s Elephant” is forthcoming in the online journal BarBar.


As part of North Carolina’s “hidden history,” Our State Magazine included Jason Miller’s research on Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Rocky Mount, NC in 1962. 

Miller delivered a talk on student/faculty relationships for a faculty appreciation dinner, which was held at the NC State Talley Student Union.

In response to the NEH | Teagle grant (for which Miller is co-PI), CHASS released a social media video reel to promote the new certificate in Advanced Critical and Creative Thinking, created to refine humanities-based skills for STEM majors.


Tim Stinson participated in the National Humanities Alliance’s Humanities Advocacy Day on March 11. The event involved meeting with Congressional staff members and lobbying for increased support and funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Title VI and Fulbright programs, and the National Archives.

He also co-published a research article with faculty members from the College of Veterinary Medicine: “The Development of Non-Destructive Sampling Methods of Parchment Skins for Genetic Species Identification,” PLOS ONE 19.3 (2024).



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