Faculty News


Mohan Invested as Hess Professor of Chemistry
Ram Mohan was formally invested as the Wendell and Loretta Hess Professor of Chemistry during the annual President's Convocation on Sept. 4.


Plath Edits Book of Essays on Raymond Carver
Short story master Raymond Carver is the subject of a new volume of essays edited by Professor of English James Plath.


Biodiversity in the Balance
Illinois Wesleyan biologist Edgar Lehr explores the world's most remote habitats in search of new species of frogs and lizards that may be on the verge of vanishing.


Snyder-Young Selected as Theatre Critic
Dani Snyder-Young, assistant professor of theatre arts, has been selected as a theatre critic by the HowlRound journal as part of its NewCrit initiative.


Sainsbury Honored With 2013 Dougan Award
Associate Professor of English Alison Sainsbury has been named the 2013 recipient of the James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance.


Four Named to Endowed Professorships
Four faculty members have been appointed to endowed professorships, including three new and one existing position: Tian-Xiao He, Ram Mohan, William Munro and Michael B. Young.


Burke Voted Professor of the Year
Illinois Wesleyan students have voted Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke as 2013 Professor of the Year.


Students Tell Local Immigrant Stories Through Films and Photos
Illinois Wesleyan anthropology students tell the immigration stories of 12 local residents as part of an ethnography course that fosters collaboration and the use of visual media to tell cultural stories.


Liffiton Develops Free App for Teachers
Teachers: want to know if your students understood the point you just made? Now there's an app for that, thanks to Wesleyan's Mark Liffiton.


Roesner Named Kemp Teaching Award Winner
Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Roesner was named the 2014 winner of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at the annual Honors Day Convocation.