Stetson University in the News, April 8-14, 2022
• Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Wendy Anderson, PhD, was featured in the West Volusia Beacon article, “Volusia County chair to recommend Stetson professor for water management district board,” on April 11.
• Associate Professor of History Mayhill Fowler, PhD, was featured in the West Volusia Beacon article, “Ukraine Talk,” on April 12. Fowler was featured in recognition of her upcoming talk entitled, “Ukraine – A Deep Look Beyond the Headlines,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Enterprise Museum.
• School of Music Dean Washington Garcia, DMA, was featured in The Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Stetson’s 1st Latin American dean, a former child prodigy, announces Carnegie Hall date,” on April 6. Garcia recently announced that Stetson music students will be performing at Carnegie Hall on March 3, 2023.
• Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Wendy Anderson was quoted in the Florida Politics article, “New Interstate 95 interchange hurts creek but benefits Gov. DeSantis’s buddy,” on April 8.
• Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was featured on a Quillette roundtable on political tribalism on April 9. “We can understand past failings while taking pride in our exceptional successes,” Ferguson said. “Tribalism is here to stay. But, harnessed cleverly, it can be directed toward prosocial goals rather than turned inward against ourselves.”
• Associate Professor of Public Health Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, was mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon article, “DeLand Mural Committee to discuss Black history and fire station murals.”
• Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in an April 7 Inside Higher Ed article titled, “Righting an Old Wrong,” about a jury awarding a falsely accused former Clemson student $53 million.
• Law Dean Michèle Alexandre was quoted in an April 8 FOX 13 News story on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.
• Law Professor Louis Virelli was quoted in an April 12 FOX 13 News story about a Florida judge striking down a challenge to Florida’s 24-hour abortion waiting period requirement.
• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in an April 7 story on ABC Action News on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
• Stetson’s presentation of Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” by the Second Stage Theatre was featured in the West Volusia Beacon on April 8.
• Stetson’s Hand Art Center was featured in the “Volusia Art Notes” section of the Hometown News on April 7.
• Father Joseph Pinchock, former Stetson chaplain for campus ministry, was spotlighted in the Florida Catholic Media article, “Diocese of Orlando priest jubilarians — 2022,” on April 8.
• Law student Deja Gordon was quoted in an April 8 FOX 13 News story on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.
• Law student Logan Jackson was profiled in an April 7 Bay News 9 story highlighting the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and its influence on young Black women entering the field of law.
Other Stetson in the News:
• Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in an April 7 LAW360 article titled, “Justices’ Ferrellgas Denial Clouds Fee Apportionment Rules.”
• Law Professor Kirsten Davis authored an April 7 post in Appellate Advocacy Blog titled, “The It-Cleft’ Sentence: Grammar Choice, Persuasive Effect.”
• The Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC) was highlighted in April 8 posts on the Legal Writing Prof Blog and the International Law Prof Blog. Additional posts highlighting IEMCC developments included: On April 9, “Quarterfinalists Announced in the 2022 Stetson International Moot Court Competition,” and April 10, “University of Nairobi Wins Best Memorial at the 2022 Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition.”
• Stetson Law was mentioned April 12 in a Bar Professors’ Bar Exam Review Blog post on the results of the February 2022 Florida Bar exam pass rates.
• Stetson alumna Nefertiti Walker, PhD, BA ’05 and MBA ’06, the vice chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for the University of Massachusetts, will become the Presidential Advisor for Equity and Inclusion, according to The Massachusetts Daily Collegian article on April 11.
• Alumna Rachel Hazel was appointed interim superintendent of the Volusia County school district, as reported by Hometown News in the article, “Volusia School Board appoints interim superintendent,” on April 13.
• College of Law alumna Kerry Heyward was named interim president of Clayton State University, it was announced on April 7.
• Alumna Dottie Widdersheim was featured in the South Dade News Leader article, “Best Friends Celebrate 100 Together,” on April 8.
• College of Law alumna Neelofer Syed was quoted in an April 8 Fox 13 News story titled, “Ukrainian refugees struggle to receive aid in the United States.”