Denny Chimes

Faculty and Staff Accolades for January 2023

UA faculty and staff continue to be recognized locally, nationally and globally.

Awards and Selections  

Hannah Berman, director of pre-law advising for the College of Arts and Sciences, has been honored by the Association of American Law Schools with the Section on Pre-Law and Admission to Law School Up-and-Comer Award. AALS sections are active communities that help foster connections, scholarship and professional development for law school faculty, staff and administrators.  

Dr. Ginger Bishop, assistant provost, director of Institutional Effectiveness and liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, was recently elected to the SACSCOC Board of Trustees during the organization’s annual meeting. The board appointment is for a three-year term, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Bishop was nominated by the SACSCOC Alabama delegation. The slate of nominees is determined by a board committee and voted on during the annual meeting. 

Dr. Cheryl Toman, professor of French and chair of the department of modern languages and classics, has been selected to participate as a Fellow in the United States-Association of Southeast Asian Nations University Connections Initiative, a White House initiative announced during the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in May 2022. The initiative is administered through the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students Program, which builds U.S. colleges and universities’ capacity to engage in global partnerships and study abroad programming aligned with U.S. foreign policy goals. 


Deepa Das Acevedo, associate professor, Law School, authored “Sweet Old-Fashioned Notions: Legal Engagement with Anthropological Scholarship,” 73 Alabama Law Review 719-732 (2022).  

Casey E. Faucon, associate professor, Law School, authored “Assessing Amateurism in College Sports,” 79 Washington & Lee Law Review 3-99 (2022).  

Russell M. Gold, associate professor, Law School, authored “Power over Procedure,” 57 Wake Forest Law Review 51-114 (2022) and “Volunteer Prosecutors,” 59 American Criminal Law Review 1483-1540 (2022). 

Dr. Jolene Hubbs, associate professor, American studies, authored the book “Class, Whiteness, and Southern Literature,” Cambridge University Press (2022). 

Amy F. Kimpel, associate professor, Law School, authored “Paying for a Clean Record,” 112 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 439-548 (2022). 

Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr., John S. Stone Chairholder of Law, authored “On the Importance of Being Earnest: Contrasting the Dangers of Makeweights with the Virtues of Judicial Candor in Constitutional Adjudication,” 74 Alabama Law Review 243-301 (2022).  

Benjamin J. McMichael, associate professor, Law School, authored “Insuring Apologies,” 48 Florida State University Law Review 651-718 (2021). 


William Dooley, associate professor, art and art history, has a solo exhibition titled “33° 22′ 37″ N x 86° 48′ 20″ W” at the Friends and Plaza Galleries in the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama.  

Pete Schulte, professor, art and art history, had work in an invited group exhibition, “ALL small,” at Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, New York. 

Bryce Speed, associate professor, art and art history, was in a three-person exhibition, “Long Breakfast,” at Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham, Alabama.