summer 2012 / 19
A Year in the Life …
veryone knows that BSC’s faculty members are devoted
to engaging their students and broadening minds in the
classroom. But they’re also committed to being engaged
in their own research and going above and beyond when it
comes to serving the campus. Some of this year’s standouts:
Dr. Jason Heaton
assistant professor of biology, co-
authored an article in the March issue of the
describing 14 new hominid fossils his team
discovered in the important Swartkrans Formation in South
Dr. Alan Litsey
professor of theatre, finished two years
as president of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the
country’s largest theatre organization.
Dr. Dave Ullrich
professor of English, published an article
on the novel
This Side of Paradise
another on Kurt Vonnegut’s
in the journal
and a third upcoming in
He won the Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams
Faculty Scholarship Award, given to a professor who has
excelled in scholarship.
had a photograph, “Window
Series: Bedroom Setting #2,” included in the 17th Annual
International Exhibition at the Meadows Gallery at the
University of Texas at Tyler.
Dr.Tynes Cowan ’85
assistant professor of English, received
the Bob Whetstone Faculty Development Award, which goes
to a non-tenured faculty member for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Guy Hubbs
associate professor of library science, was
one of three recipients of the President’s Service Award, given
to members of the BSC community who show commitment,
character, service, and leadership.
Dr. Sandra Sprayberry
Robert E. Luckie Professor of
English, and Claire Emily Clifford, visiting assistant professor
of English, won the Omicron Delta Kappa Excellence
in Teaching Award and the United Methodist Church
Exemplary Teacher Award, respectively.