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Honors Faculty Awards

The accomplished men and women who teach in the Honors Program are often recognized for their work in and out of the classroom. Listed below are recent accomplishments of some of DePaul's finest.

  • Political Science Professor Wayne Steger has two recent publications: The Republican Primaries, in Campaigning for President 2016. Dennis Johnson and Lara Brown (eds.), Routledge Press. Forthcoming, 2017.

    Conditional Arbiters: The Limits of Political Party Influence in Presidential Nominations, PS: Political Science & Politics, 2016, 49 (4): 709-715.

  • Religious Studies Professor Lisa Poirier's latest book, Religion, Gender, and Kinship in Colonial New France, has just been published by Syracuse University Press.

  • Honors Program Director and Political Science professor Rose Spalding was recently named to the prestigious Society of Vincent DePaul Professors. This is an organization of faculty whose goal is to enhance the educational mission of the University in ways consistent with its distinctive values, such as Vincentian personalism, social justice, and service.

  • Michael Raleigh (English)published his ninth novel, Peerless Detective (Diversion Books), which is NOT a mystery! It was released on August 4, 2015.

  • Matthew Girson (Art, Media & Design) was named a recipient of DePaul's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award.

  • Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Thomas O’Brien’s new book, “Good Business: Catholic Social Teaching at Work in the Marketplace” was published in September, 2014.

  • Cathy Elias (Music) recently published a chapter titled, “Claudio Baglioni, The Apollo of Musica Leggera” in Musica pop etesti in Italia dal 1960 a oggi (Ravenna, Italy: Longo Press).

  • Jonathan Gross (English) received a Fulbright grant to teach at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Joint-President of the International Association of Byron Societies, he published The Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist (2014), a biography of England's first female sculptor.

  • Philosophy professor William McNeill recently published Hölderlin's Hymns "Germania" and "The Rhine," Martin Heidegger, Translated by William McNeill and Julia Ireland.

  • Philosophy professor H. Peter Steeves recently published “The 1988 Show,” in Popular Culture Review, (Winter 2014, and “Cinder There Is: Surrealism and the Smoke Drawings of Dennis Lee Mitchell,” in [untitled], Catalogue for Dennis Lee Mitchell (2014).

  • Political Science Professor (and Honors Program Director) Rose Spalding's latest book, Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance, was published last year.

  • Anthropology Professor Robert Rotenberg’s recent publications include: "Nature in the City," published in The Companion to Urban Anthropology; an article "Material Agency in the Urban Culture Materials Initiative," published in the journal Museum Anthropology; and another article "Design Standards as Urban Planning: From Technical Specifications to Community 'Look,'" published in the Journal of Economic Anthropology.

  • Sean Kirkland's (History)book, The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues, was presented the Book of the Year award in 2013 by the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy. Here is the link to the book: http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5592-the-ontology-of-socratic-questi.aspx.

    Every year the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy selects, through their official journal, "Symposium," what they deem to be the best book published in continental philosophy.  The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues (SUNY, 2012), written by Sean D. Kirkland, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the department of philosophy, was selected as the Eighth Annual Symposium Book of the Year for 2013. More details can be found at the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy's website.

  • Andrew Miller was awarded an "Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, DePaul University, 2013-14." Only two were given in the college.

    He also recently published these two articles: “‘Tails’ of Masculinity: Knights, Clerics and the Mutilation of Horses in Medieval England,” Speculum 88.4 (October 2013): pp. 958-995. For a synopsis, see http://www.medievalists.net/2014/02/09/how-cutting-off-a-horses-tail-was-a-big-insult-in-the-middle-ages/ and “To ‘Frock’ a Cleric: The Gendered Implications of Mutilating Ecclesiastical Vestments in Medieval England,” Gender and History 24:2 (August 2012): 271-91.

  • Leah Lopez's poem "Diary of the Last Days" came out in Asimov's Science Fiction October/November 2014 Double Issue.

  • Chris Tirres (Religious Studies) published The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith: A Dialogue between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought (Oxford University Press, 2014). He also recently received a 2015 URC Summer Grant to work on a paper that explores the political-spirituality of Peruvian intellectual José Carlos Mariátegui.

  • Charles Strain published the book, The Prophet and the Bodhisattva: Daniel Berrigan, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Ethics of Peace and Justice in 2014. Also, a book that he co-edited, Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration was published in 2014.

  • Elizabeth Lillihoj published a scholarly article entitled “Empress Meishō (1623–1696) and Cultural Pursuits at the Japanese Imperial Court,” in the journal Asia Pacific Perspectives.

  • Melissa Markley Rountree's recent publications include: “Values-based Education for Sustainability Marketers: Three Approaches for Enhancing Student Social Consciousness.” Journal of Marketing Education, Advance Online Publication, 26 November. DOI: 10.1177/0273475314559513; forthcoming in April; and: “A Cross-Cultural Study of Ethics: USA, Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic,” The Journal of East-West Business, 20 (1), 68-92.

    In addition, last year she was selected to present at the Board of Trustee’s Showcase on Innovative Teaching. The topic was her short-term study abroad program on Global Nonprofit organizations which is an expansion of her Honors Discover Chicago course.