Faculty Development

Student Prepares for Alzheimer's Research Grant Empowers Alzheimer’s Research at K (10/3/2018) - Kalamazoo College Professor of Biology Blaine Moore and Upjohn Professor of Life Sciences Jim Langeland ’86 have secured a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant worth more than $440,000 over three years to help K students research the origin and evolution of key proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease. The research will examine the evolutionary origins of two interacting
Christina Carroll Among Five Endowed Chairs Endowed Chairs Reflect K’s Continued Teaching Excellence (9/19/2018) - Kalamazoo College recently appointed five faculty members as endowed chairs, recognizing their achievements as professors. Endowed chairs are positions funded through the annual earnings from an endowed gift or gifts to the College, and reflect: the value donors attribute to the excellent teaching and mentorship that occurs at K; and how much donors want to see that
Lucasse Fellowship Winner Peter Erdi Professor Earns Lucasse Fellowship Honors (9/18/2018) - Kalamazoo College announced Monday that Peter Erdi, the Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies at K, will receive the 2018 Florence J. Lucasse Fellowship for Excellence in Scholarship. It is the highest award bestowed by the Kalamazoo College faculty, and it honors the recipient’s contributions in creative work, research and publication. Erdi has been a prolific researcher
George Washington Prize nominated book K Professor Nominated for Cundill History Prize (9/14/2018) - Kalamazoo College History Professor James Lewis has been named one of 12 nominees for the Cundill History Prize for his 2017 book, “The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis.” The award, worth $75,000 to the winner, recognizes historical scholarship, originality, quality and broad appeal. Lewis’s book explores former Vice President Aaron Burr’s travels
College Singers in concert Choral Concert Centers Around Love Affairs, Obsessions (5/15/2018) - The College Singers, a 24-voice choral ensemble that specializes in social justice-themed programming, will perform its concert titled “EXCESS: Shadows of Pleasure and Power” in two free, public performances in Kalamazoo. The first will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at First Congregational Church and the second at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the
Scenic photo of Lucasse teaching honoree Chuck Stull Award Recognizes Stull’s Love of Teaching (5/3/2018) - Ask students what they admire about Kalamazoo College economics and business Senior Instructor Chuck Stull and they’ll tell you he’s always there when they need his help and advice. So it should come as no surprise that being able to mentor students is one of the main things Stull enjoys about teaching. “I just love the interaction
Lux Esto Award Winner Ed Menta Theatre Arts Professor Menta Receives Lux Esto Award (4/20/2018) - Ed Menta, the James A.B. Stone College Professor of Theatre Arts, is this year’s recipient of the Lux Esto Award of Excellence, which honors an employee who has served Kalamazoo College for 26 or more years for a superlative record of stewardship and innovation. Biology Department Chair Binney Girdler and Educational Technology Specialist Josh Moon, who received
Sharmeen Chauhdry and Kevin Ford of Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo Experience, Opportunity Intersect for City, K (4/20/2018) - “Win-win.” That’s the phrase Kalamazoo city government officials and Kalamazoo College faculty and staff frequently use to describe a burgeoning partnership in which K students are gaining invaluable hands-on experience conducting research that is providing the city much-needed data to focus unprecedented community improvement efforts. Though having students work with the city is not a new idea,
National Science Foundation Fellowship Winner Megan Hoinville works with professors K Senior Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship (4/17/2018) - It’s a high achievement to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Just 16 percent of those who submitted proposals this year were chosen for the prestigious program. Megan Hoinville ’18 is part of an even more exclusive group. Though Kalamazoo College alumni are regular recipients of the fellowship, she is the first K student
Taylor Petrey Gay Marriage Documentary K Professor Featured in Mormon Gay Marriage Documentary (4/4/2018) - A Kalamazoo College professor has a featured role in a documentary, premiering Sunday, about the improbable toppling of Utah’s gay marriage ban. Taylor Petrey, associate professor of religion, says he gave an extensive interview to the makers of “Church and State” about the role of the Salt Lake City-based Church of Latter-day Saints in the fight against