Featuring top accomplishments by Pacific University faculty and staff members Len Hua, Jules Boykoff, Brent Johnson, Robin Shallcross, Kwame Dawes and Joseph Millar.
Brent Johnson, assistant professor of English, was awarded the Berglund Center for Internet Studies Faculty Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year. Johnson plans to create and facilitate a literature course in which Pacific students engage in a cross-cultural exchange over selected common texts via the Internet. The project will be in conjunction with students at York St. John’s University in the United Kingdom.
Jules Boykoff, assistant professor of politics and government, was awarded an $8,000 Graves Awards in the Humanities grant to support his research on Activism and the Olympic Games: Celebratory Capitalism and its Discontents.
Poets Kwame Dawes and Joseph Millar, faculty members in Pacific’s low-residency master of fine arts in writing program, were awarded Guggenheim Fellowships. The fellowships are prestigious midcareer awards given to artists who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. They aim to provide time for the artists to work with creative freedom.
Len Hua, assistant professor of optometry, was awarded a Healthy Eyes Healthy People State Association Grant for a project to help children who are patients at the Virginia Garcia Clinics in Cornelius and Hillsboro. The year-long project focuses on vision screenings and eye exams along with education for the parents of the children.
Associate Professor Robin Shallcross of the School of Professional Psychology is headed to Morelia, Mexico, this fall as a Fulbright Specialist at the University of Latin America (UNLA). In 2005, Shallcross founded the Latino bilingual track in Pacific’s psychology graduate program, the mission of which is training of fluent Spanish-speaking psychologists to provide culturally relevant treatment interventions to Spanish-speaking individuals.