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Faculty Scholarship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In addition to excelling in the classroom, faculty members within the School of Arts & Sciences are at the top of their scholarly fields.  
​Here is a sample of some of their recent scholarship.​

Dr. Ruth Ben-Artzi, Assistant Professor of Political Science, presented her paper “Peer Pressure as Soft Power: The Case of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC),” at the European International Studies Association in Tubingen, Germany, in April.

Dr. Zophia Edwards, Assistant Professor of Sociology​, presented her paper “Labor, Agency, and State-building: Toward a Postcolonial Sociological Approach to Development,” at the Eastern Sociological Society in Boston, in March.

Dr. Anthony Jensen, Association Professor of Philosophy, presented his paper “Will to Power and Selfhood,” at Nietzsche in New England in Binghamton, New York, in March.​

Dr. Alex Orquiza, Assistant Professor of History, presented his paper “Cooking as a Classroom: The Bureau of Education’s Failure with Food Pedagogy, 1904-1922,” at the Asian Studies Association in Seattle, in April.

Dr. Leila Setayeshgar, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, presented her paper “Large deviations for a stochastic Korteweg-de Vries equation with additive noise,” at the American Mathematical Society in Salt Lake City, in April.

Dr. Victoria Templer, Assistant Professor of Psychology, presented her posters “Testing for the presence of metamemory in a prospective Delayed-Match-to-Sample task in rats” and “Assessing Dominance Hierarchies throughout Development in Socially-Housed Rats,” at the International Conference on Comparative Cognition in Melbourne, Florida, in April.

Dr. Adam Villa, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, presented his paper “BigDataDB: A Database System for Managing Big Data Transfers,” at the International Conference on Computers and their Applications in Las Vegas, in April.

Dr. Yinsheng Wan, Professor of Biology, presented his poster “Transformation from disciplined melanocytes to untamed melanoma cells remains an enigma,” at the American Association for Cancer Research in New Orleans, in April.

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