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Laudations: Spotlight on Faculty Work
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Laudations is an online collection spotlighting the professional contributions Muskingum University faculty and staff make to their respective disciplines.


Visiting Assistant Professor Brittany Sievers was awarded an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council in the category of 3D Visual Arts. The peer-reviewed Individual Excellence Awards provided grants to a total of 75 artists selected from throughout Ohio.


Assistant Professor of Media Communication Michael Carvaines was the Audience Choice Award Winner at the 2020 Chain Film Festival in New York City.  He directed the short comedy film “Reservations,” which was voted the audience favorite out of 150 films screened at the festival.


Professor of History Laura Hilton has been selected by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University as one of the speakers in its inaugural Virtual Speakers Bureau. The VSB offers college-level educators in the field of Holocaust Studies the opportunity to invite Holocaust scholars into their virtual or hybrid classrooms to engage with their students.

Dr. Hilton was also recently featured on a podcast by the New Books Network discussing her co-edited book Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust (University of Wisconsin Press, 2020).


Associate Professor of Engineering Sandra Soto-Caban received the third-place award in the Best Faculty Paper category for the 2020 ASEE North Central Section Conference. She and her paper’s co-author were recognized for “Design a Cost-Effective Bending/Compression Educational Laboratory Test Apparatus.” The North Central Section of the ASEE includes public and private universities in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania.


Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Arnold is profiled in a feature interview by the Association for the Study of Nationalities (January 2021).  The interview focuses on Dr. Arnold’s work on sport’s symbolic power and why it is such a useful tool for nationalist agendas, as explored in his article “Nationalism and Sport: A Review of the Field” (Cambridge University Press, August 2020).

Dr. Arnold’s most recent article, “Growing Presence of Cossacks in 2021,” was published in the Eurasia Daily Monitor (January 22, 2021).


Professor of Psychology Dinah Meyer published an article “The Accidental Experiential Course: Teaching a Psychology of Disaster Course During the COVID-19 Pandemic” in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology (2020).


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