Faculty Accomplishments

Mehmet Gurses
Mehmet Gurses
Associate Professor Of Political Science

Mehmet Gurses, associate professor of political science, has co-edited a book titled "Conflict, Democratization, and the Kurds in the Middle East: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria." The volume contains a collection of essays from many of the most accomplished scholars from Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States working on the Kurdish issue and questions of democratization.

Patricia Widener
Associate Professor Of Sociology

Patricia Widener, associate professor of sociology, recently returned from a sabbatical in New Zealand where she studied how New Zealanders were responding to new oil proposals, both offshore and fracking. This research complements her book titled "Oil Injustice," which examines how oil-impacted communities and their transnational allies mobilized in response to the construction of an oil project in Ecuador.

Michael Zager
Michael Zager
Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar In The Performing Arts

Michael Zager, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Performing Arts, is producing an album titled, "Broadway Composers and Lyricists Sing Their Songs." The album consists of Tony Award-winning composers and lyricists singing their songs with only a piano accompaniment. To date, he has recorded Charles Strouse (Annie, Applause and Bye Bye Birdie), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin and Godspell), Sheldon Harnick (Fiddle on the Roof and Fiorello), Stephen Lutvak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder-winner of the Best Musical Tony Award 2014), Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County-Tony Award for Best Composer and Best Orchestrations 2014) and Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza).

Josephine Beoku-Betts
Josephine Beoku-Betts
Professor

Josephine Beoku-Betts, professor, Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, received the 2015 SWS Feminist Activism Award from Sociologists for Women in Society, recognizing her "contributions to feminist activism and her consistent use of sociology to better the lives of women."

Kyle Prescott
Kyle Prescott
Associate Professor Of Music

Kyle Prescott, associate professor of music, received an Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching at the 2014 FAU Honors Convocation.

Clevis Headley
Clevis Headley
Associate Professor Of Philosophy

Clevis Headley, associate professor of philosophy, has been appointed to the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.The Ethics Commission was created by the County Commission for county government in 2009.

Marshall De Rosa
Professor Of Political Science

Marshall De Rosa, professor of political science, was recently awarded the Liberty Engagement Forum Grant from the Apgar Foundation.

Fred Fejes
Fred Fejes
Professor In The School Of Communication And Multimedia Studies

Fred Fejes, professor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, was interviewed for the PBS documentary "The Day it Snowed in Miami." It is a documentary about the history of LGBTQ rights in South Florida.

Chris Scodari
Chris Scodari
Professor In The School Of Communication And Multimedia Studies

Chris Scodari , professor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, recently received the Carl Bode Award for Outstanding Article published in the "Journal of American Culture in 2013."

Eric Berlatsky
Eric Berlatsky
Associate Professor Of English

Eric Berlatsky, associate professor of English, was nominated for "Best Online Comics Criticism" for the second year running for his piece in the Comics Forum titled "Between Supermen: Homosociality, Misogyny, and Triangular Desire in the Earliest Superman Stories."