Faculty Accomplishments

Clevis Headley
Clevis Headley
Philosophy

Clevis Headley (Philosophy) has been voted Vice Chairman of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.

Robert Rabil
Robert Rabil
Political Science

Robert Rabil (Political Science) traveled to Syria this past summer to conduct field research in Syrian refugee camps along the Lebanon-Syria border. Rabil studied 1) the socio-political, educational, ideological and health conditions in Syrian refugee camps, 2) the extent to which ISIS and al-Nusra Front are present or supported within the camps, 3) the plans and outcome of the government, UN and NGOs efforts to help Syrian refugees, 4) the prospects for hundreds of thousands of Syrian children, youth and women who have been the most vulnerable and fall prey to radicalization, child labor, early marriage and prostitution,  and 5) the impact of the Syrian refugees on Lebanon's society and institutions.

Phillip Hough
Phillip Hough
Sociology

Phillip Hough (Sociology) spent the summer of 2015 in Colombia where he conducted additional interviews on his multi-year project on labor rights, class formation, and political mobilization associated with the country's coffee industry. In addition to archival research, Hough has done close to 100 interviews with industry insiders, government regulators, social activists, farmers and observers of Colombian politics. 

Douglas Broadfield
Douglas Broadfield
Associate Professor Of Anthropology

A study by Douglas Broadfield, associate professor of anthropology, along with Kristian J. Carlson, University of the Witwatersrand, and Ralph L. Holloway, Columbia University, about the South African Taung Child fossil, was published in the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."

Kate Schmitt
Kate Schmitt
Assistant Professor Of English

Kate Schmitt, assistant professor of English, has a new book titled "Singing Bones." It is a memoir about a woman facing inner demons.

Andy Furman
Andy Furman
Professor Of English

Andy Furman, professor of English, has a new book titled "Bitten, My Unexpected Love Affair With Florida." The book is about living in South Florida. NPR Radio interviewed Furman about the book. You can listen in at wlrn.org/post/unexpected-love-affair-florida.

Lisa Swanstrom
Lisa Swanstrom
Assistant Professor Of English

Lisa Swanstrom, assistant professor of English, was part of a research team that got an NEH Start-up Grant from the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH). The project is called CELL: a Search Engine for Electronic Literature.

Robert Rabil
Robert Rabil
Professor Of Political Science

Robert Rabil, professor of political science, has written a book titled "Salafism in Lebanon: From Apoliticism to Transnational Jihadism," in which he examines the emergence and development of Salafism into a prominent religious movement in Lebanon. Drawing on field research trips, personal interviews, and Arabic primary sources, the book explores the relationship between the ideologies of the various schools of Salafism and their praxis in relation to Lebanese politics. Rabil's book will be published in September 2014, at which time he will present it at Harvard University.

Kevin Wagner
Kevin Wagner
Associate Professor Of Political Science

Kevin Wagner's (associate professor of political science) latest book, "Tweeting to Power," coauthored with Jason Gainous of the University of Louisville, provides an analysis of the effect of online social media on how people come to learn, understand and engage in politics. The book includes trends in a dataset comprising tweets from members of Congress during the 2010 Presidential campaign.

Mirya Holman
Mirya Holman
Assistant Professor Of Political Science

A paper co-authored by Mirya Holman, assistant professor of political science, has been selected as the Best Paper for the Women and Politics section of the "American Political Science Association." The paper, titled "Power, Conflict, and Community: How Gendered Views of Political Power Influence Women's Political Ambition" is an evaluation of the role that perceptions of political careers play in political ambition, particularly women's political ambition