Faculty Highlights

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Kristin Seemuth Whaley participated in the 115th American Philosophical Association Central Division meeting in Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 21-24. Seemuth Whaley chaired a symposium, Neo-Hylomorphism, which addressed contemporary interpretations of Aristotle's metaphysics by Anna Marmodoro with commentary from Robert Koons and Ross Inman. Seemuth Whaley also attended various sessions on metaphysics and a panel on inclusive pedagogy.

Graceland University Associate Professor of History John Franklin, PhD, attended the 61st annual Missouri Valley History Conference (MVHC) in Omaha from March 1-3, where he served as chair and commentator for a session on the history of the Cold War. MVHC, according to literature provided at the conference, is the longest-standing professional gathering of historians in the region.

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Communication Raquel Moreira, PhD was presented with the Organization for Research on Women and Communication's Feminist Scholar of the Year Award on Feb. 17 in Santa Clara, California. The award is given annually to recognize the best article published in the organization's peer-reviewed journal, Women's Studies in Communication, during the past year. Moreira's article explores the importance of embodied politics for marginalized women as a point of entry to instigate structural changes in sexist, racist and classist contexts.