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Waldorf College professors to present research at the Faculty Inquirere

Waldorf College

Forest City, Iowa – Seven Waldorf College professors will present their recently published or peer-reviewed papers, research and projects to the community at the Faculty Inquirere on November 28 and 30.

The free event will be divided into three presentations each day and will be held at 7 p.m. in the college’s “Small Pit” classroom next to the Atrium.

“The faculty inquirere is an in-house colloquium to share cross-discipline research and papers in progress,” said Dr. Scott Searcy, interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college. “It’s an incubator for faculty research.”

“Faculty research at Waldorf has been presented at national conferences and published in national journals,” said Joe Wilkins, creative writing professor at Waldorf College. Wilkins, who has played a key role in encouraging the presentation of scholastic work by Waldorf faculty, believes the inquirere is a great opportunity for professors to share their cutting-edge research with the Waldorf and Forest City Community.

The presenters and schedule are as follows:

Monday, November 28:

7 p.m. - Dr. LeAnn Nash, assistant professor of English and director of Waldorf’s writing center:
“Rowson’s Graphic Representation of Eliot (or How Metafiction/Intertextuality Plays with the Postmodern Mind)”

7:30 p.m. - Dr. Paul Bartelt, professor of biology & Dr. Scott Searcy, interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college:
“HOP!!! Using an Agent-based Model to Test Landscape Permeability: An Application of Mathematical Biology”

8 p.m. - David Behling, associate dean of accreditation and assistant professor of English
“Notes from Home”

Wednesday, November 30:

7 p.m. Caleb Stroman, assistant professor of theatre and technical director
“Challenges Designing in an Outdoor Theatre”

7:30 p.m. - Dr. Gary Coombs, assistant professor of biology:
“Regulating Wnt/-catenin signaling and inhibiting cancer cell proliferation with a novel ferrous iron chelator”

8 p.m. Dr. Brent Dodson, director of instrumental activities and assistant professor of music & Ms. Kindra Windish,
“Silent Partnership: A Story of Independent Collaboration”