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Faculty and Staff Accolades for Feb. 23, 2022

Awards and Elections  

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor, art and art history, was awarded a nine-month Long-Term Fellowship by The Newberry Library for academic year 2022-2023. Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including Fellows’ Seminars and Weekly Colloquium.

Dr. David Dixon, Robert Ramsey Chair in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, has been selected as the 2022 inductee into the prestigious ARCS Alumni Hall of Fame. He was an ARCS Scholar in 1968 while attending the California Institute of Technology, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in chemistry. ARCS Foundation is a national nonprofit volunteer women’s organization that promotes U.S. competitiveness by providing financial awards to academically outstanding US citizens studying to complete degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health disciplines at 49 of the nation’s leading research universities. The organization has awarded more than $126 million to more than 11,000 scholars since 1958.


Chris Jordan, associate professor, art and art history, currently has a solo exhibition at the SMA Photographic Gallery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  

Wade MacDonald, assistant professor, art and art history, will hold a solo exhibition, “Lethal Lounge,” of his ceramic-based sculpture this spring in the Eichold Gallery at Spring Hill College in Mobile.  

Bryce Speed, associate professor, department of art and art history, has work included in the juried group exhibition, “A Plot Hatched by Two,” by the Warbling Collective at Yorktown Workshops in London. Speed is exhibiting his work in a two-person exhibition at Gallery VOX in Tarrant and a solo exhibition at the Venvi Art Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida. 


Dr. Thomas C. Fox, professor of German, department of modern languages and classics: “In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Jewish-Communist Writers in East Germany” (England: Camden House, an imprint of Boydell and Brewer Publishers, 2021).

Paul Horwitz, Gordon Rosen Professor of Law:  “Fame, Infamy, and Canonicity in American Constitutional Law,” in Austin Sarat, et al., editors, “Law’s Infamy: Understanding the Canon of Bad Law” (New York: New York University Press, 2021), 213-258. 

Shalini Bhargava Ray, associate professor, Law School: “Immigration Law’s Arbitrariness Problem,” 121 Columbia Law Review 2049-2118 (2021). 

Ignacio Rodeño, associate professor of Spanish, department of modern languages and classics: “Four Books, One Life: Reading Richard Rodriguez,” (The University of Valencia Press, 2021).

Wendy Castenell
Christopher Jordan
Wade MacDonald
Ignacio Rodeno
Bryce Speed