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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Ann C. Hodges
Hodges Featured in WalletHub as Labor Expert

Ann Hodges, SPCS paralegal studies program chair and professor of law emerita, is featured as a labor market expert in a WalletHub article, Hardest-Working Cities in America (2024). Hodges answers questions about worker productivity, employee engagement, and employer contributions to workers’ quality of life.

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Dr. Rhiannon Graybill
Graybill Awarded

Rhiannon Graybill, Marcus M. and Carole M. Weinstein & Gilbert M. and Fannie S. Rosenthal Chair of Jewish Studies, received the American Academy of Religion's 2022 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Textual Studies for the book Texts after Terror: Rape Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible. The annual competition recognizes new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion. This year, 2022 and 2023 awards were announced simultaneously.

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Faculty Co-author Publication

Tom Arnold, professor of finance, and Cassandra Marshall, associate professor of finance, co-authored "Introducing a Real Option Framework for EVA/MVA Analysis" with two fellow researchers. The paper was published in The Engineering Economist. 

Dr. Edward L. Ayers
Ayers publishes new book

Edward Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus, published American Visions: The United States, 1800–1860 (W. W. Norton & Company).

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Dr. Guzel Garifullina
Garifullina Published

Guzel Garifullina, assistant professor of leadership studies, published "Ambition without Democracy: When the Cautious Seek Office," in Democratization

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Dr. Lauranett Lee
Lee Honored as 2024 RVA Community Maker

Lauranett Lee, adjunct assistant professor of liberal arts, has been named an RVA Community Maker for 2024 by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The VMFA’s yearly project honors African American leaders from a variety of fields and showcases the Black history being made every day in Richmond.

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Dr. Pippa Holloway
Holloway Published

Pippa Holloway, Cornerstones Chair in History, published, "Virginia Penny's 'State of Desperation': Anger, Insanity, and Struggles for Justice in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky," in Ohio Valley History.

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Dr. Rhiannon Graybill
Graybill Published

Rhiannon Graybill, Marcus M. and Carole M. Weinstein & Gilbert M. and Fannie S. Rosenthal Chair of Jewish Studies, published Lee Edelman and the Queer Study of Religion.

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