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2012-2013 New Faculty Profiles (A-G)

Amoureux, Jack

Jack Amoureux

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Politics and International Affairs

Amoureux most recently lived in Washington, D.C., where he was an assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University.  He received his Ph.D. from Brown University, M.A. in Political Science from the University of Iowa, and M.P.A. and B.S. from Boise State University.  Amoureux writes at the intersection of international relations and political theory, with a focus on international ethics.  He has published an article in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and a chapter in the edited volume, Ethics, Authority and War: Non-State Actors in the Just War Tradition. His current projects include a book manuscript that develops ‘ethical reflexivity’ as a practice of ethics for international politics and an research on drones and U.S. foreign policy.

Beahm, Roger

Roger Beahm

Professor of Practice

Schools of Business

Roger has served Wake Forest for the past seven years, initially as an adjunct professor in the Babcock Graduate School of Management, and later as a visiting professor.  This year, Roger joins as a professor of practice in marketing in the Wake Forest University Schools of Business and as the Executive Director of the school’s new Center for Retail Innovation. Before joining the faculty, Roger was a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and Business Advisory Council at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business where he received his B.S. in Business and M.B.A. degrees.  He continues to serve as a member of the Business Advisory Council at Appalachian State University’ Walker College of Business.  Prior to entering higher education, Roger acquired an extensive background in consumer packaged goods marketing and brand management at Procter & Gamble and The Clorox Company.  With his knowledge, Roger founded his own marketing and advertising agency, Coyne Beahm Shouse, in Greensboro, NC, as well as his own consulting firm, Beahm & Associates.  Roger is currently an Executive Board Member of the United Way of North Carolina, the Board of Governors of the American Association of Advertising Agencies—Carolinas Council, and past Council President/current Executive Board member of the Boy Scouts of America’s Old North State Council.   Roger and his wife of 40 years, Wendy, have four children and nine grandchildren.

Beasley, Amy Love

Amy Love Beasley

Teacher-Scholar Post-Graduate Fellow

Department of Theatre and Dance

Amy works as an independent artist in visual and moving mediums.  She received a B.A. in Studio Art from the College of Charleston and an M.F.A. in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where her visual interests merged with her choreographic investigations. Her choreographic research includes multimedia dance making with film, animated images, and live performance. Amy’s work has been presented at the North Carolina Dance Festival, Greensboro Fringe Festival, Art-o-Matic in Washington, DC, and WAXworks in Brooklyn, NY. She most recently presented work at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY, Florida State College at Jacksonville at Jacksonville FL, and in Seattle, WA. Amy taught as adjunct faculty and presented work at Elon University, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Wake Forest University where she enjoyed teaching various techniques and researching somatic intersections with modern dance technique. Amy has had the good fortune of performing with many artists who inspire her, and she is currently working with It Must Have Been Violet based in Seattle, Washington and Jacksonville, Florida and John Gamble Dance Theatre in Greensboro, NC.

Beavers, Kristen

Kristen Beavers

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Health and Exercise Science

Kristen received her B.S. in Human Biology, Health, and Society from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.  She then obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before continuing her education at Baylor University to receive her Ph.D. in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation.  While at Baylor, she was appointed a Teacher of Record for 2007-2008 and was presented with an Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award.  Her areas of study and research interest include nutrition and exercise as they relate to the prevention of disease and disability in older adults.  For the past three years, Kristen has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.  Kristen has received numerous grants, has published in multiple journals, and has contributed to a textbook on nutritional supplements in sports and exercise.  She is also a registered dietician and is certified as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Bobroff, Ronald

Ronald Bobroff

Visiting Senior Lecturer

Department of History

Ron graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Slavic Studies.  After Penn, Ron received his M.A. from Duke University and MSc from the London School of Economics through the Department of International History.  Ron then received his Ph.D. from Duke University’s Department of History.  His book, Roads to Glory: Late Imperial Russia and the Turkish Straits, was published in 2006.  For the past four years, Ron has worked as a professor at Oglethorpe University in the Division of History, Politics, and International Studies.  His area of interest is found in Russian history and European diplomacy.  Before Oglethorpe, Ron taught at Wake Forest as a visiting history professor for seven years. During that time, he helped students put together the first Helping Hands service trip to Russia and was the faculty member on that first trip in May 2003. Ron has also served as the Director of Curricular Development in Service Learning at Oglethorpe University for the past two years encouraging development of service-learning course offerings at the university.  For the past two decades, Ron has attended and presented at conferences and has completed numerous book reviews.  He currently is a member of the Society for First World War Studies among others.

Branstetter, Heather

Heather Branstetter

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of English

Heather joins Wake Forest University from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she recently presented her dissertation, “An ALFA-Omega Approach to Rhetorical Invention: Queer Revolutionary Pragmatism and Political Education,” and received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies.  After graduating summa cum laude and receiving her B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Idaho, Heather went on to receive her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  While at UNC-Chapel Hill, Heather served as the Assistant Writing Program Director for the English Department.  Throughout her graduate education, Heather was published numerous times in publications including “Peersourcing the PIT Journal: The Technosocial Pedagogical Hooks & Layers of Collaborative Publishing” and presented at conferences and attended professional workshops throughout the United States.  Her academic interests include queer rhetoric, feminist historiography, and collective invention and social movement theory.

Brown, Alan

Alan Brown

Assistant Professor

Department of Education

Alan received his B.S. in English and Secondary Education from Appalachian State University before pursuing his M.A. in Education at Wake Forest University. He recently finished his Ph.D. at The University of Alabama where he was honored with numerous awards including the College of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student and the Graduate School Award of Merit for Excellence in Teaching. For the past four years, Alan has worked as an instructor at The University of Alabama teaching various courses in secondary education and working closely with pre-service and in-service teachers. Prior to serving in those roles, Alan was a high school English teacher and basketball coach in High Point, North Carolina. His research articles and presentations center on aspects of secondary teacher education, ELA supervision, and adolescent literacy as well as various intersections of sport, education, and society.

Bruce, Katherine McFarland

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology

Kate received her B.A. in Sociology from Willamette University before becoming a Peace Corps Urban Youth Development volunteer in Concepción, Paraguay for three years.  Once back in the United States, Kate furthered her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her M.A. in Sociology and where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate.  With the completion of her masters, Kate served as an instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill for three years leading courses focused on sociological perspectives, sex and gender, and sociological theory.  Since the fall of 2011, Kate has worked as an adjunct instructor at Elon University facilitating courses in sociology, social theory, and sociocultural perspectives on gender.  Kate’s interests in collective behavior and social movements and gender and sexuality are evident in her publications which range from journal articles, book reviews, and conference presentations.

Burkett, Justin

Justin Burkett

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

Justin graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis receiving a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy.  Upon graduation, Justin worked as a health care policy consultant in Washington D.C. He will soon receive his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park.  Throughout Justin’s time there, he taught Methods and Tools for Economic Analysis, and was a teaching assistant for various courses including Economic History and Modern Development, and Microeconomics.  His studies have resulted in Justin receiving the Roger and Alicia Betancourt Fellowship in Applied Economics and being named a National Science Foundation Fellow at the Lindau Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Economic Science.  Justin’s primary areas of interest include auctions and game theory as well as econometrics and industrial organization.

Cabrera Castro, Tamara

Tamara Cabrera Castro

Lecturer

Department of Romance Languages

Tamara is currently enrolled in her Ph.D. in the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Granada, Spain.  Prior to this degree, Tamara spent time developing her education at various universities throughout the world including the University of Urbana-Champaign and University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.  Throughout her education, Tamara has served as a technical translator in the arts, architecture, and construction engineering as well as sociology, politics, and agriculture.  She also spent time developing the STU – a Translation and Interpreting Junior Company within the University aiming to providing the University with a permanent translation service while additionally serving as a bridge between the students and graduates of the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting and the labor market. Since then, Tamara has been the Spanish/English Interpreting Lecturer at the University of Pablo de Olavide, Seville where she has taught simultaneous interpreting to fourth-year students.  Tamara is also a sworn translator and interpreter, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Cain, Carol

Assistant Professor

Carol Cain

Schools of Business

Carol graduated magna cum laude from Central Connecticut State University where she received a B.S. in Accounting before attending the University of Michigan to receive her Ph.D. in Business Administration – Accounting. While there, she wrote her dissertation, “Is all growth created equal? The predictive value of growth strategy.” Following this pursuit, Carol was published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics. During this time, Carol worked as a professor at Purdue University teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Over the past five years, she has presented her research at universities throughout the United States including the University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Ohio State University. Carol’s teaching and research interests include financial accounting, mergers and acquisitions, financial statement analysis, and managers’ incentives and behavior. Before entering academia, Carol worked in banking as a Trust Officer and Manager in the Estate Tax and Accounting Dept. for the former Shawmut National Bank and in corporate accounting as an Assistant Controller for Dinex International, Inc.

Calhoun, Brian

Brian Calhoun

Lecturer

Department of Counseling

Brian graduated with a B.S. in Business from the formerly named Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University.  Upon graduation, Brian went on to Champion Athleticwear where he spent the next six years as a forecast analyst, senior sales analyst, and assistant forecast manager.  In 2003, Brian received his M.B.A. from the Babcock Graduate School of Business where he then went on work as a retail planning manager at Sara Lee Corporation where he worked on the Target team.  Two years later, Brian joined Novartis AG as a senior financial analyst.  Since 2010, Brian has been part of Wake Forest University as a graduate student in the Department of Counseling where he worked as a small group leader and graduate teaching assistant.  Earlier this year, Brian received his M.A. in Counseling.

Cichello, Michael

Michael Cichello

Visiting Assistant Professor

Schools of Business

Michael graduated cum laude from Tufts University where he received a B.A. in Quantitative Economics.  From there, he went on to receive both his M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.  Michael has served higher education for the past twelve years holding various academic positions at the Mendoza College of Business of The University of Notre Dame, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.  In conjunction with his career, Michael has been published in the Accounting Review, Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.  His research interests include executive compensation, incentives, and corporate governance.

Coates, Benjamin

Benjamin Coates

Assistant Professor

Department of History

Ben received his B.A. in History from Stanford University before completing his M.A. and Ph.D. in American History at Columbia University. His dissertation, “Transatlantic Advocates: American International Law and U.S. Foreign Relations, 1898-1919,” was awarded with distinction and nominated for prizes from the Society of American Historians and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. His research has been supported by numerous grants and fellowships, and he has been published in a variety of journals, encyclopedias, and edited books focusing on topics in American and international history. Ben has also presented his research at numerous scholarly conferences, including meetings of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the American Society of International Law. He spent last year as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he worked on his book manuscript, Legalist Empire.

Connelly, James

James Connelly

Visiting Professor

Department of Politics and International Affairs

James joins Wake Forest University from the University of Hull where he currently serves as Professor of Politics.  James obtained his B.S. from the University of Southampton where he also received his Ph.D. focusing on the political philosophy of R.G. Collingwood.  For the next eighteen years, he worked at the University of Southampton in the Department of Political Studies and then at Southampton Solent University before beginning his role at the University of Hull.  Throughout his time at the University of Hull, James has been Head of Department, a member of the Senate, and a member of the faculty board.  In conjunction with his education, James has reviewed manuscripts of 18 different publications.  He has also spent time in editorial positions with the International Journal of Social Economics, Collingwood and British Idealism Studies. James specializes in environmental ethics and politics, political theory and ethics, philosophical idealism, and voting and electoral systems.

Dahill-Brown, Sara

Sara Dahill-Brown

Assistant Professor

Department of Politics and International Affairs

Sara received her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Trinity University before getting her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  While pursuing the latter, Sara wrote her dissertation on “Centralizing School Governance: Increasing Accountability and Improving Achievement?”  This dissertation allowed Sara to incorporate her teaching interests which include public policy, education, state and local government, and democratic accountability.  These interests translate over to her research which has been presented at conferences throughout the United States and for various organizations including the American Political Science Association, American Educational Research Association, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.  Sara also spent time as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison teaching Introduction to Statistical Computing.  Sara is a member of the American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and American Education Researchers Association.  Her article, “Implementing Federal Policy: Confronting State Capacity and Will,” was recently published in Politics and Policy.

Denlinger, Kyle

Kyle Denlinger

Assistant Librarian

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Kyle received his B.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Cincinnati where he was honored as the University of Cincinnati Libraries Student Assistant of the Year.  Recently, Kyle obtained his M.A. in Information Science & Learning Technologies with an emphasis in Library Science from the University of Missouri.  Before obtaining his M.A., Kyle completed postgraduate work in curriculum and instruction at the University of Cincinnati where he served as a peer mentor for reference and instructional services and as a senior student assistant for circulation and multimedia services.  Over the past three years, Kyle has gained experience as a teaching assistant in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri.  During this time, Kyle taught Information Use and Student Success and provided reference services to visitors of the main research library.  In conjunction with his teaching and research, Kyle was also President of the Library and Information Science Graduate Student Association at the University of Missouri, an organization that sought to continuously develop the Library and Information Science program.  Kyle is a member of the American Library Association.

Donati, George

Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Chemistry

George graduated from the University of the Guaxupé Educational Foundation in Brazil before receiving his M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from the Federal University of São Carlos, also in Brazil.  From there, George received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Wake Forest University where he was honored with the Outstanding Graduate Student Award by the American Institute of Chemists and the Student Poster Award by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy for his work, Continuum Source Tungsten Coil Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry.  His education has confirmed his interest as a researcher in spectroanalysis specifically in atomic spectrometry, instrumentation, and sample preparation.  For the past four years, George has served as a reviewer for various scholarly works including Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, the Microchemical Journal, and the Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society. Though George has contributed to numerous works, his own book, Trends in Tungsten Coil Atomic Spectometry, which is based on his Ph.D. dissertation, was published in 2011.

Dowling, Thomas

Thomas Dowling

Director of Technologies

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Thomas graduated from the University of Michigan with both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Library and Information Studies.  He launched his career at the Illinois Institute of Technology before spending five years as a Reference and Systems Librarian at the University of Washington.  For the past seventeen years, Thomas has been the Assistant Director of Library Systems at OhioLINK – the Ohio Library and Information Network.  While there, Thomas aided in the development and implementation of digital library service for users of the 90 college and university libraries in the state of Ohio.  His work at OhioLINK included developing and managing state of the art services for electronic journals, citation linking, and discovery systems for library resources. As a librarian and technologist, Thomas has gained vast experience in digital libraries, user-oriented service design, and communication within libraries and multi-organization environments.

Dunwoody, Sean

Sean Dunwoody

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of History

Sean received his B.A. in Philosophy and International Language-Business at the University of Scranton and the degree of Magister Artium in History and Philosophy at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, Germany. Sean completed his M.A. and Ph.D., both in History, with a doctoral thesis titled Conflict, Confession, and Peaceful Coexistence in Augsburg, 1548-1600 at the University of Chicago, where he earned numerous grants and awards. Over the past several years, Sean has presented papers at various conferences and universities in North America and Europe. Sean has taught at the University of Chicago, where he was awarded the undergraduate Von Holst Prize Lectureship and where he taught and advised graduate students in the M.A. Program in the Social Sciences, and at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.

Ekstrand, Eric

Eric Ekstrand

Lecturer

Department of English

Eric graduated cum laude with honors from Wake Forest University where he obtained his B.A. in English.  Following graduation, Eric served as a teaching fellow at the University of Houston for four years before receiving his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University in 2012 while holding the Inprint/Brown Foundation Fellowship.  During that time, Eric taught various courses, advised the undergraduate literary journal, Glass Mountain, and worked as the poetry editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art. Eric notably co-founded the Boldface Conference – a national summer writing conference for emerging writers at the University of Houston.  Upon the completion of his M.F.A., Eric became a visiting assistant professor at the University of Houston where he taught courses on rhetoric and composition, poetry writing, and editing and publishing.  While in this position, Eric served on panels in the department and guest-lectured at the graduate-level.  His publications include Appleblossom, Applebough, and Plumblossom.

Emerson, Carla

Carla Emerson

Lecturer

Department of Counseling

Carla joins Wake Forest from Radford University where she spent the past two years working as an assistant professor in the Counselor Education Department.  Carla graduated from Guilford College with a B.S. in Psychology before continuing on to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to obtain her M.S. in Community Counseling, Ed.S. in School Counseling, and Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education.  While at UNC-Greensboro, she wrote her dissertation, Counselor Professional Identity: Creation and Validation of the Counselor Professional Identity Measure, and taught several courses and provided clinical supervision in the Department of Counseling.  Throughout her educational experience, Carla gained experience as a professor both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as a school counselor and mental health counselor, and in clinical supervision.  Her research, focused primarily on counselor professional identity development and wellness, and instrument development, has been featured in presentations at the national level.  Carla is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor, and a North Carolina Licensed School Counselor.

Erhardt, Rob

Rob Erhardt

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathmatics

Rob graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York College at Geneseo with a B.A. in Physics before heading to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to receive his M.S. in Statistics.  For the past four years, Rob was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Ph.D. in Statistics and Operations Research and taught several courses in statistics.  Rob became an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2010, and in 2011 he was awarded the University of North Carolina Statistics and Operations Research Excellence in Teaching Award.  His primary research interests include extreme values, computational statistics, and environmental statistics.  Rob’s most recent paper, “Approximate Bayesian Computing for Spatial Extremes,” was published in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. Presently, Rob is in the process of implementing a computational method designed to study the impacts of climate change on rainfall, with the hope of identifying possible changes to rainfall extremes.

Farmer, Meredith

Meredith Farmer

Visiting Instructor

Department of English

Meredith is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is finishing a dissertation titled Melville’s Ontology. For the past six years, Meredith has worked as a teaching fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she has instructed courses in American Literature and Rhetoric & Composition.  She received her B.A. in English and Philosophy from Kenyon College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and obtained her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was honored with the Laurence G. Avery Award for outstanding teaching in undergraduate literature.  Meredith’s research and teaching interests include U.S. literature and culture 1776-1914, pragmatism, systems, networks, and science.  Her work in these areas has been featured and presented at various conferences and seminars.  Currently, Meredith is a member of numerous organizations, including C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists and the Melville Society.  At this time, she has various works in progress including Melville’s Ontology, “How to Count in Stephen Crane’s The Monster,” and “Solving and Resolving: Emerson’s Philosophy of Language.”

Friederic, Karin

Assistant Professor

Karin Friederic

Department of Anthropology

Karin is a cultural anthropologist focusing on global health, inequality, and gender, and specializing in medical anthropology. In 2011, Karin defended her doctoral dissertation, “La Violencia Adentro (Violence in the Interior): Gender Violence, Human Rights and State-NGO-Community Relations in Coastal Ecuador,” in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, where she also received her MA in Anthropology in 2003.  For the past year, she has worked as a faculty fellow in Colby College’s Global Studies Program teaching courses in women’s human health rights and social justice.  Since 2000, Karin has worked with Ecuadorian communities in their efforts to obtain quality healthcare.  In 2003, she founded her own international nonprofit organization, The Minga Foundation, which is dedicated to improving global health. In conjunction with her non-profit work, Karin has conducted research that examines the interconnections between gender and violence, and how these are reshaped through increasing awareness of women’s rights in rural Ecuador. In the last year, her research has been accepted for publication in Practicing Anthropology and Latin American Perspectives; another article on brothels, sexuality and development in Ecuador is currently under review.  Karin graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Colorado College.

Gellar-Goad, T.H.M.

T.H.M. Gellar-Goad

Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Classical Languages

Ted graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University with B.A.s in History and Political Science.  Immediately following his graduation, Ted continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received an M.A. in Ancient Greek and a Ph.D. in Classics, with a dissertation titled Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura and Satire. Throughout his graduate education, Ted taught courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, including the Age of Augustus, Protest and Propaganda, and beginning and intermediate Latin.  His teaching and research interests include republican and Augustan poetry, Greek comedy, and gender, status, and power in antiquity.  Ted has presented conference papers nearly two dozen times and was honored in 2011 with the prestigious Chancellor’s Tanner Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill.  His work has been published in The Classical Journal, the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Terence, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and the Undergraduate Research Journal of North Carolina State University. Ted is also an accomplished composer of Western art music and computer music that has been performed throughout the southeast, and recently served as Composer in Residence for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, “The Performance of Roman Comedy.”

Gilreath, Shannon

Associate Professor

School of Law, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Shannon continues his time at Wake Forest in both the School of Law and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.  As an educator in the School of Law and a champion of interdisciplinary study, Shannon has taught courses in Sexuality and the Law, Religion and Law, and Gender Studies.  Shannon has also served as an associate professor at the Wake Forest School of Divinity.  Shannon is an active speaker for gay rights causes, frequently consults on cases, and has been widely cited in journals and the popular press.  His book, Sexual Politics: The Gay Person in America Today, was nominated for two prestigious awards: the ALA Stonewall Prize for Non-Fiction and the Lambda Literary Foundation Award. His casebook, Sexual Identity Law in Context: Cases and Materials, was written to put the law in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people into a social context. His most recent book on gay life under straight domination, The End of Straight Supremacy: Realizing Gay Liberation, has been widely praised.

Glauz-Todrank, Annalise

Annalise Glauz-Todrank

Assistant Professor

Department of Religion

Annalise joins Wake Forest from Wesleyan University where she served as a visiting assistant professor in Jewish Studies.  Prior to that position, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the same

department and taught introductory courses on the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, as well as a seminar on Hasidism. Annalise received her B.A. in Religion and Human Rights from Hampshire College before going on to obtain both her M.A. and C. Phil. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Three years later, Annalise defended her dissertation, Jewish Identity between ‘Religion’ and ‘Race’ in Shaare Tefila Congregation v. Cobb, to receive her Ph.D., also from the University of California – Santa Barbara.  Throughout her education, Annalise has presented at various conferences throughout North America focusing on Jewish Identity.  In 2009, she co-organized “Negotiating Legal Boundaries,” a Law and Society Graduate Student Conference at UC-Santa Barbara.  Annalise is a member of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, as well as the Association for Jewish Studies, among others.

Green, Justin

Justin Green

Lecturer

Department of Communication

Justin returns to Wake Forest this year after graduating cum laude and receiving his B.S. from the University in Social Sciences Secondary Education.  Upon graduation, Justin spent time as an assistant high school debate coach in North Carolina before heading to Kansas State University to pursue his M.A. in Educational Administration.  While in graduate school, Justin spent time as an assistant debate coach at KSU earning a JV national championship.  For the next three years, Justin spent time teaching, coaching, and directing debate at the University of North Texas and Georgetown University.  Since 2005, Justin has worked as the Director of Debate and has been part of the faculty in the Department of Communication Studies at Kansas State University.  During his tenure as director, Justin coached a CEDA National Champion and finalists, National Debate Tournament qualifiers, and three Top 10 Sweepstakes finishes.