Faculty News Archive

July 2013

Will Walldorf was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Neil DeVotta was awarded the Kenyon Family Faculty Fellowship.



Walldorf named associate fellow at Virginia:


Op-ed by Sarah Lischer:

Founder Day Convocation 2011

Two current and one former member of the Political Science Department were honored during Founders’ Day Convocation 2011:

Award for Excellence in Research
Associate Professor of Political Science Michaelle Browers received the Award for Excellence in Research.  The award is presented annually to an outstanding young scholar in the College.

Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching
Professor of Political Science Helga Welsh received the Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching.  The award recognizes an experienced member of the College faculty, distinguished as a teacher in the broadest sense of the word and for exemplifying the ideals of a liberal arts education.

Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service
Professor Emerita of Political Science Jack Fleer received the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service. Fleer joined the faculty in 1964 and retired in 2002. The award was established in 1988 by the Wake Forest Alumni Council to recognize extraordinary community service of a respected teacher-scholar from the College or the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. The award is named in memory of Professor of Politics Donald Schoonmaker.

Other News:

Michaelle L. Browers, Associate Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a prestigious year-long fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities. During the academic year 2010-11, she will study and write on Arab Shi’i Political Thought Since 1958: A Generation’s Politicization.Her work focuses on a generation of Arab Shi’i intellectuals who studied in Najaf, Iraq, in the 1960s and went on to found some of the most important Shi’i political and social organizations in various Arab countries.

David Coates introduced his new book “Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments” (Continuum Books, 2010). Click here to access the news story. Judy Woodruff interviewed David Coates on PBS.

Will Walldorf’s book Just Politics: Human Rights and the Foreign Policy of Great Powers (Cornell University Press, 2008) was named the best book in International Security by the International Studies Association. Read the interview with Will Walldorf in which he talks about the current state of U.S. human rights policy (posted on Window on Wake  Forest, 22 December 2009).

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