Faculty News


French Leads Study of Asteroids
Chair and Professor of Physics Linda M. French will lead a National Science Foundation-funded study of asteroids sharing Jupiter's orbit around the sun.


NSF Funds Spectrometer for Chemistry Research
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $248,000 grant to purchase a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer for use in synthetic chemistry research at Illinois Wesleyan.


Vayo Creates, Inspires New Music
David Vayo, newly appointed to an endowed professorship, discusses his motivation as a composer and supporter of new music.


Exploring Potential, Problems in Solving World Hunger
Professor William Munro explores ways to bridge the gap between the promise of agricultural biotechnology and the obstacles to its widespread use.


Coleman Receives Faculty Fellowship at Tulane
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Mary Coleman has been awarded a Faculty Fellowship from the Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University.


Mohan Receives Fulbright Award
Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Ram Mohan has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru award to India, where he will teach a special course on the principles of green chemistry.


David Vayo Named to Endowed Professorship
Professor of Composition and Theory David Vayo will be named to the Fern Rosetta Sherff Professorship in Music, most recently held by the late Larry Campbell.


Research Provides New Keys to Destroying Tumors
Illinois Wesleyan physicist Gabe Spalding, working with an international research team, has successfully conducted experiments that may lead to technology for more precisely targeting and destroying tumors.


Stout Receives Dougan Award
Professor of Mathematics Lawrence Stout has been named the second recipient of the James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance.


Jaggi Named Kemp Teaching Award Winner
Chair and Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi was named the 2013 winner of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at Illinois Wesleyan's Honors Convocation.