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Faculty and staff news roundup - Jan. 20, 2021

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Derek Ford, assistant professor of education studies, is the author of a new book, “Inhuman Educations: Jean-François Lyotard, Pedagogy, Thought.” It is the first monograph on the French philosopher and education.

Several DePauw faculty members are presenting this week at the online conference, “Teaching and Learning Beyond 2020,” which is put on by Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. Seonguk Kim, assistant professor of mathematics, will present Thursday on “Math Teaching, Planning and Feedback for the Pandemic.” Associate English professor Lynn Ishikawa, director of English for Academic Purposes and interim director of the Writing Center and Writing Program, will present Friday on “Using Google Docs as a Whiteboard for Classroom Writing and Reading-Based Activities.” And a Friday presentation on “Alternative grading approaches: Experiences and lessons from Fall 2020” will be made by Michele T. Villinski, Q.G. Noblitt professor of economics and management; Craig Paré, professor of music and director of University Bands; Harry J. Brown, chair and professor of English; and Jennifer L. Adams, professor of communication and theatre and faculty development coordinator.

Elucidating stream bacteria utilizing terrestrial dissolved organic matter,” a paper co-authored by Philips Akinwole, a post-doctoral scholar and assistant professor of biology, was published Jan. 19 in the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Samuel Autman, associate English professor, has been named to the board of directors of Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, a multi-genre workshop for writers of color.

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