Dr. Stephen Chew (Chair, Psychology), a Carnegie Scholar,
organized and chaired a symposium entitled "Defining the
Scholarship of Teaching in Psychology: Routes to Understanding"
at the American Psychological Association meeting in Washington,
D.C. The 1999 winner of the John H. Buchanan Award for Teaching
Excellence, Chew presented a workshop on "The Scholarship
of Teaching and Learning" at the American Association for
Higher Learning spring meeting in New Orleans.
Dr. Jon Clemmensen (Journalism and Mass Communication) received
the 2000 George Macon Memorial Award. The annual spring award
goes to a faculty member "who through outstanding performance
as a teacher, counselor and friend to students demonstrates the
ability to inspire students to greatness."
Dr. Denita Drees (World Languages & Cultures) used a Samford
Faculty Development Grant to research her essay on contemporary
writer Eduardo Mendoza, called the "Spanish Charles Dickens."
The piece will appear in a critical anthology of Mendoza's work.
Dr. Marlene Reed (Business) was elected president of the Southwest
Case Research Association at its annual meeting in San Antonio,
Texas. She was also selected as a board member of the North American
Case Research Association.
Dr. H. Edward Tibbs (Music) was honored for 40 years as organist
of Southside Baptist Church in Birming-ham, being presented in
concert with a professional chamber orchestra in the sanctuary
of the historic church. He began his 41st year on the Samford
faculty this fall.