A+ Faculty Accomplishments
Dr. Carmen Butcher ('82), scholar-in-residence and associate professor of English, has several recent and forthcoming publications including the January 2010 release of her book, Following Christ: A Lenten Reader to Stretch Your Soul , by Paraclete Press; the article “The Questing Female in Hildegard’s Ordo virtutum” for Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching: Teaching the Journey: Quests and Pilgrimages in Medieval Literature ; the publication “Ælfric’s Sermons and Their Penitential Tone,” in Sewanee Medieval Studies; the articles “A No-Name Monk of Prayer and Love” and “A Monk, Bloody Vikings, and a God of Mercy” with Christianity Today; and the contributed essay “Why Get a PhD in the Humanities?” in InterVarsity’s Scholars Network.
Dr. Patricia DeWitt, assistant vice president for planning and institutional effectiveness, and Dr. Peter DeWitt, professor of music, led the instrument construction portion of the youth science workshop at the University of West Georgia. He will be harpsichordist for the Carroll County Orchestra performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, Nos. 2-5 in November.
Dr. David Fillingim, associate professor of philosophy, has an article on religion in Xena: Warrior Princess, which will appear in the Fall 2009 issue of Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. His review of the book Savage Barbecue: Race Culture and the Invention of America’s First Food is in the current issue of Studies in American Culture. He is presenting a paper on constructions of gender and Southernness in country music at the Southern Women Writers Conference at Berry College.
Dr. Fillingim is working with the Georgia Youth Cowboy Poetry Contest at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, where he will perform as part of the Poets and Singers Showcase during the 7th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium in October. His book Georgia Cowboy Poets is scheduled for release in January by Mercer University Press. He continues to serve on the editorial boards of the journals Studies in Popular Culture and Studies in American Culture.
Dr. Alan Hix (’82), associate professor of religion, served as coordinator for the Jerusalem Institute for Biblical Exploration/Shorter College Excavations at Bethsaida from May 11 to 27.
Dr. Matthew Hoch, assistant professor of music, presented a master class and workshop at the Dekalb School of the Arts in Avondale Estates. The workshop was titled “A Healthy Belt is Not an Oxymoron: Using Traditional Vocal Pedagogy to Teach Musical Theatre Styles.” Dr. Hoch was assisted by Hannah Strickland, Laura Lee Gill and Elizabeth Telford, all BFA musical theatre students at Shorter College.
From June 9-19, he served as the on-site coordinator and host of the 2009 NATS Intern Program at Shorter College. From June 22–July 13, he performed at the 40th annual Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, Oregon, under the direction of Helmuth Rilling. Dr. Hoch appeared as a soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Rilling’s “Discovery Masterclass” series.
Dr. Hoch continues to serve as chair of the NATS Professional Development Committee and to host the NATS CHAT program for the national office of NATS. He also serves as the repertoire consultant for GA-NATS and recently served on the Musical Theater Revision Committee for SER-NATS. He is on the board of directors for the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA), on the NYSTA PDP and IT committees, and edits VOICEPrints.
Dr. Andrew Honeycutt, chair of undergraduate programs for the School of Business Management, had an article, “The Impact of Organization Structure in Global Business,” accepted for presentation at the International Business Conference.
Dr. Linda Lister, associate professor of music, served as assistant on-site coordinator for the 2009 NATS Intern program hosted by Shorter in June. She also recently became a certified CorePower Yoga instructor.
Dr. Ben McFry (’04), assistant professor of English and German, completed his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Georgia.