Faculty & Staff

Open Enrollment: Nov. 2–13

Open Enrollment is when employees can make changes to benefit elections, effective Jan. 1, 2021. If making a plan change, adding or removing a dependent, or re-enrolling in a flexible spending account, you must complete Open Enrollment in BannerWeb. Learn more about your 2021 benefits. 

Virtual Open Enrollment Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 10–11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2:30–4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, 9–10:30 a.m.

Read the latest announcements from around the University.

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Dr. Peter Iver Kaufman
Kaufman Published

Peter Kaufman, professor of leadership studies, published his book "On Agamben, Donatism, Pelagianism, and the Missing Links" with Bloomsbury.  

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Dr. Rana Dajani
Dajani Awarded

Rana Dajani, the 2019-2021 Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting Scholar at the Jepson School, received the Nansen Refugee Award for the Middle East region from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for her efforts to make books and reading accessible to children in refugee camps. 

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Dr. Chaz Antoine Barracks
Barracks Named Top 40

Chaz Barracks, dissertation fellow in rhetoric & communication studies, was named one of Style Weekly’s “Top 40 Under 40” for 2020. Read about his accomplishments here.

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Dr. Carrie Wu
Wu Published

Carrie Wu, associate professor of biology, published "Evolution of multiple postzygotic barriers between species of the Mimulus tiligii complex" in the journal Evolution with coauthors Gabrielle Sandstedt and Andrea Sweigart from the University of Georgia.

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Dr. Crystal L. Hoyt
Hoyt Published

Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, published "How Social-Class Background Influences Perceptions of Political Leaders" in Political Psychology. 

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Dr. Sandra J. Peart
Peart Published

Sandra Peart, dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, published "Adam Smith, F. A. Hayek, and the Continentalists: Dehomogenizing the Liberal Tradition" in the History of Economic Ideas. 

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Erik Nielson
Nielson quoted in NPR News article

Erik Nielson, associate professor & assistant chair of liberal arts and expert on the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials, was interviewed for an NPR Music article about the case of Louisiana rap artist Mac Phipps, who was convicted for manslaughter based in part on his lyrics.

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Dr. David Giancaspro
Giancaspro Published

David Giancaspro, assistant professor of spanish, published “The later bird gets the verb?: Effects of age of acquisition of English on adult heritage speakers’ knowledge of subjunctive mood in Spanish” in Languages.

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