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Faculty and Staff Accolades for December 2022

From transatlantic research partnerships to leadership awards, UA faculty and staff continue to excel.

Appointments and Selections 

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has appointed University Distinguished Research Professor and Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health Research David L. Albright to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee.  

Riley Institute at Furman University has selected Dr. Tracye Strichik, director of professional development and co-lead for the Alabama Expanded Learning Alliance, to participate in the White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship. Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the WRP Fellowship is a 10-month national program designed to equip participants with a real-world understanding of policymaking for afterschool and expanded learning. As part of the fellowship, Strichik will develop and implement a state-level policy project in cooperation with Alabama Expanded Learning Alliance in the College of Education. 

Awards and Grants  

Dr. Jennifer M. Feltman, associate professor, art and art history, and Sorbonne Université architect and 3D engineer, Grégory Chaumet, were awarded a 2022 FACE Foundation – Transatlantic Research Partnership for their project, “Notre Dame in Color: Visualizing the Layered Polychromy of the Cathedral of Paris.” The two-year grant establishes the first research partnership between UA and the Centre Chastel of the Sorbonne Université in Paris. It will facilitate the analysis, documentation and digital reconstruction of the vibrant paints on the exterior sculptures of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. This is the first time The University of Alabama has been awarded a FACE Foundation – Transatlantic Research Partnership. 

Dr. Andrew Goodliffe, associate dean for graduate admissions, recruitment and fellowships, Graduate School, was honored at the Annual Council of Graduate Schools Awards Luncheon for receiving the Assistant and Associate Deans Leadership Award. Created by the council’s board of directors, this award recognizes the major impact of assistant and associate deans on the quality of graduate education. Goodliffe is also an associate professor in the department of geological sciences. 

Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton, associate professor of qualitative research, College of Education, co-edited with Dr. Kamden S. Strunk at Virginia Commonwealth University, “Encyclopedia of Queer Studies in Education,” which has been recognized as one of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2022. Choice is a unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. The annual list reflects the best in scholarly titles, both print and digital, reviewed by Choice during the previous year.
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John Felipe Acevedo, assistant professor in residence, Law School: “Law’s Gaze,” 25 Journal of Gender Race & Justice 45-98 (2022). 

Heather Elliott, Alumni, Class of ’36 Professor of Law: “A Biden Executive Branch and Its Supporters May Find the Federal Courts an Obstacle,” 16 Harvard Law & Policy Review 1-34 (2021); and “Original Discrimination: How the Supreme Court Disadvantages Plaintiff States” 108 Iowa Law Review 175 (2022).

Susan Pace Hamill, professor, Law School: “Moral Reflections on Twenty-First Century Tax Policy Trends,” 52 Cumberland Law Review 1-78 (2022). 

Dr. Lisle Hites, associate professor of community medicine and population health, and Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster, professor of community medicine and population health, co-authored “Telehealth Uptake Among Middle-aged and Older Americans During COVID-19: Chronic Conditions, Social Media Communication, and Race/Ethnicity,” online Journal for Aging & Mental Health (November 2022). Payne-Foster also co-authored “‘Left behind in the U.S.’ Deep South: Addressing Critical Gaps in HIV and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Efforts Targeting Black Women,” Frontiers in Reproductive Health.

Daiquiri J. Steele, assistant professor, Law School: “Enduring Exclusion,” (in Colloquium: New Visions of Civil Rights Lawyering) 120 Michigan Law Review 1667-1700 (2022). 

Adam N. Steinman, University Research Professor of Law: “Beyond Bristol-Myers: Personal Jurisdiction Over Class Actions,” 97 New York University Law Review 1215-1264 (2022). 

Fredrick E. Vars, Ira Drayton Pruitt, Sr. Professor of Law: “‘Show Me Your Gun’: A Way Forward on Waiting Periods” [Gun Reform Symposium] 77 New York University Annual Survey of American Law 221-230 (2022). Vars also published “The Criminal Legal System Doesn’t Care About Your Mental Illness,” 91 Cardozo Law Review de•novo (2022).

Daniel White, director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and The University of Alabama Gallery: an invited essay, “Take This Hammer and Carry It To My Captain,”  in the catalog for the solo exhibition of “Charlie Lucas, In Honor of My Great-Grandfather,” at Wilson Hall Gallery at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Exhibitions and Performances  

Allison Grant, assistant professor, art and art history, had photographs in a group exhibition, “8,” at Laney Contemporary in Savannah, Georgia, curated by the Fuel and Lumber Company. 

Jason Guynes, chair and professor, art and art history, had two paintings included in the exhibition, “Negotiations: Portraits,” at the Alabama State Council on the Arts’ Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery in Montgomery.   

Celestia Morgan, assistant professor, art and art history, had a work in the photography exhibition “Portraits of Alabama: The Do Good Fund,” at the International Arts Center, Troy University, curated by Will Jacks, assistant professor of photography at Troy. All works in the exhibition are part of the Do Good Fund collection.  

Pete Schulte, professor, art and art history, had a solo exhibition at Laney Contemporary in Savannah, Georgia.