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Faculty Footnotes

Published: Spring 2014

Activities and awards for Westmont’s outstanding professors Gregg Afman (kinesiology) is the lead author of an article in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism exploring the “effect of carbohydrate or sodium bicarbonate ingestion on performance during... Read More

Mathematician Installed as Smith Professor

Published: November 2013
Mathematician Installed as Smith Professor

Russell Howell, a Longtime Mathematics Professor, Now Holds the Kathleen Smith Chair of the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Russell Howell, who has taught mathematics at Westmont for 35 years, was installed as the Kathleen Smith professor of the natural... Read More

The President Blogs

Published: November 2013
The President Blogs

Inspired by the Westmont alumni and parent trip to Athens, Istanbul and Rome last summer, President Gayle D. Beebe created a blog. He chronicled his daily experiences and travels with about 40 alumni and parents and his family as... Read More

Four New Faculty Infuse Learning with Faith

Published: November 2013
Four New Faculty Infuse Learning with Faith

New Professors in Art, English, Music and Sociology Express a Passion for Teaching and an Appreciation for Westmont’s Community Eclectic Artist Invested in Teaching Nathan Huff, a multi-talented and eclectic artist, has joined the art department faculty, strengthening the... Read More

Faculty Footnotes

Published: November 2013
Faculty Footnotes

Activities and Awards for Westmont’s Outstanding Professors Kathryn Stelmach Artuso (English) edited “Critical Insights: William Faulkner” (Salem Press), which includes an essay by Karen Andrews (English), “‘The Past is Never Dead’: Faulkner’s Relationship to Southern Culture and History.” Artuso... Read More

A Family Sacrifices to Serve Westmont

Published: November 2013
A Family Sacrifices to Serve Westmont

Westmont’s first faculty taught faithfully even though they never knew when they’d get paid and rarely received their full salaries the first 10 years. Unlike most of his colleagues, Paton Yoder brought his wife, Hazel, and a child to... Read More

Helping Children by Strengthening Families

Published: July 2013
Helping Children by Strengthening Families

Psychology professor Andrea Gurney seeks to treat entire families in her private clinical psychology practice Treating a 4-year-old patient in a locked psychiatric unit led Andrea Gurney to broaden her specialty in child and adolescent psychology to include couples... Read More

Crafting Political Theory for Evangelicals

Published: July 2013
Crafting Political Theory for Evangelicals

Political science professor Jesse Covington works with other evangelical scholars to develop coherent, theologically rooted political theory American evangelicals have embraced political activism in recent years, achieving some success and creating occasional controversy. But Jesse Covington thinks they’ve failed... Read More

Faculty Footnotes

Published: July 2013
Faculty Footnotes

Activities and awards for Westmont’s outstanding professors Three professors won the 2013 Bruce and Adaline Bare Outstanding Teacher Award: Steve Contakes (chemistry, left), Omedi Ochieng (communication studies) and Michelle Hughes (education). Alister Chapman (history, not pictured) received the Faculty... Read More

Making Westmont a Home for Students

Published: July 2013
Making Westmont a Home for Students

When Jane Hideko Higa arrived on campus in 1989 as a new dean, she set out to meet as many professors as possible. Once a Westmont student herself, she understood the key role faculty play in shaping students’ lives.... Read More