Freebird McKinney, who teaches social studies at Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, N.C., is an adjunct instructor in the School of Education.
faculty & staff - grants & honors
The Gerald Francis Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, awarded by Elon’s Student Government Association, recognizes a faculty member who exemplifies excellence within teaching and mentoring.
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the recipients of the Diversity and Inclusion Grants for the 2018-19 academic year, as well as their projects.
The film, “The Nature of Consciousness,” was an official selection of the Women’s Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles and earned the top award in the experimental category.
Assistant Professor of Physics Chris Richardson was invited to Washington D.C. on behalf of the American Astronomical Society to advocate for astronomy in meetings with senators and representatives.
APOS is the only multidisciplinary organization in the United States dedicated to researching and treating the psychosocial aspects of cancer, and these students were among the few undergraduate researchers to present their work at this conference.
The largest equipment gift in program history will take Elon’s nationally recognized program to the next level.
Valle, who is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Distinguished Visiting Professor there this academic year, received the F. Theodore Helmer Award as the Outstanding Instructor in Management.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Theatre fellowship to Artemis Preeshl, assistant professor of performing arts.
Five graduates of Elon University School of Law were among 16 attorneys selected for the North Carolina Bar Association's Leadership Academy, a program designed to "help young lawyers become more effective leaders in their communities."
“Ripe Figs," a film directed by Artemis Preeshl, will screen at the Big Easy Film Festival in March 2018.
Seventy-five students and one faculty member were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa in a ceremony on Feb. 4.
Katie Baker, assistant professor of education, has been awarded a Service, Teaching and Research (STaR) Fellowship through the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) accepted 24 participants for its 2018 - 2020 research seminar on Capstone Experiences.
Associate Professor Barbara Miller Gaither collaborated with Elon graduate MaryClaire Schulz ’17 and University of North Carolina faculty member Lucinda Austin to examine the relationship between corporate social responsibility and social change.
Eric Hall, professor of exercise science and faculty athletics representative, has been named the inaugural Center for Engaged Learning Senior Scholar.
"Désirée’s Baby," a film to be directed by Artemis Preeshl, has been selected as a finalist for #CreateLouisiana's Narrative Feature grant.
Associate Professor of Dance Lynne Kurdziel-Formato received the award at the organization's 133rd convention held in July 2017.
Buffie Longmire-Avital was selected as the 2018-20 CEL Scholar to support her exploration of diversity and inclusion in mentored undergraduate research and other high impact practices.
The student-run news organization was honored with eight awards, including four first-place finishes, and several School of Communications graduates were recognized for their professional journalism efforts.
Paula Weller and Pieter Swanepoel, both of the Department of Accounting, were recognized as scholarship recipients at the Lean Accounting and Manufacturing Summit.
Assistant Professor Denise Hill and Adjunct Instructor Lorraine Ahearn received honorable mention awards in the 2017 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize competition.
The Secretariat of the Asian Shakespeare Association invited Artemis Preeshl, assistant professor of performing arts, to present “Bangsawan and the Bard” on The Theatrical Trade panel at the Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics conference next year in Manila, The Philippines.
Assistant Professor Matt Pardo was selected as a 2017 artist for the North Carolina Dance Festival and will be performing his solo "I Insist" in Greensboro on Nov. 11 at the Van Dyke Performance Space.
Five faculty were awarded a Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Grant to support their innovative and scholarly teaching and learning projects.
Artemis Preeshl, visiting assistant professor of performing arts, has been awarded a doctorate of education from Union Institute and University.
Hall is recognized for her dedication to the Offices of Admissions, Financial Planning, and Application Technologies.
The award is presented for the first time by the American Philosophical Association, the American Association of Philosophy Teachers and the Teaching Philosophy Association.
Running strong in its 10th year, the program will aid yet another diverse group of faculty in integrating sustainability into new and existing courses across campus.
The two student news organizations placed nationally in a pair of college media competitions.
The article co-authored by Deandra Little, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and associate professor of English, has been selected by a panel of international judges as the top article of 2015.
The Frank S. Holt, Jr. Professor of Business Leadership’s article on transformational leadership was cited as the most influential article published by the journal during the 1990s.
Becky Neiduski, who joined Elon earlier this year as head of the School of Health Sciences, was honored earlier this month.
Danielle Golinski is assistant director of career services for the Love School of Business.
Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the annual awards sponsored by the Young Alumni Council that honor deserving alumni who have graduated within the past decade.
Holly Hodge, director of interior design at Elon, was recognized for her work at the association's recent annual meeting.
Four professors will work on projects that explore partnerships between students and faculty through dance technique, investigating the effects of learning with nature as a source, and experimenting with different teaching methods in the same course.
Paula Weller, Linda Poulson and Brian Nienhaus won second place for their co-authored accounting case.
Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, associate professor of chemistry, was appointed to the Education and Professional Development committee for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in September.
The Gerald Francis Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year is awarded by the Student Government Association (SGA) Academic Council to recognize a faculty member who exemplifies excellence within teaching and mentoring.
Music professor Victoria Fischer Faw serves as President-Elect and Conference Chair of the 59th Annual conference of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association October 5-7, 2017.
Jennifer Mencarini in the Office of Career & Student Development is among 45 emerging business, education, and civic leaders taking part in Leadership Greensboro's Class of 2018.
David L. Morrow II ’07 L’10, special adviser to the president and assistant chief of staff at Elon University, recently joined the American Bar Association’s Advisory Commission for the Division for Public Education.
Artemis Preeshl, assistant professor of performing arts, was appointed to the advisory board of the Voice and Speech Review published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
The Center for Engaged Learning invites applications for the 2018-20 Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) Scholar, a position which will begin in June 2018 and continue through May 2020.
School of Education Dean Ann Bullock will participate in a year-long fellowship with Deans for Impact, a national nonprofit organization to support and empower leaders at all levels of educator preparation.
The School of Communications lecturer was heralded as the “epitome of a scholastic journalism supporter and advocate” by the Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers.
India Johnson selected for research grant, co-authors paper examining how to effectively support black women in STEM
India Johnson, an assistant professor of psychology, has been awarded a small research grant through the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and has co-authored a recent paper in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology.
Elon President Leo M. Lambert presented the medallion to five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four endowed professorships and two longtime professors were named Distinguished University Professors.
The professorship honors senior full professors for their career achievements in teaching, scholarship, leadership and service to Elon.