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Wilkinson FacultyWilkinson College faculty and administration work together to provide a challenging, interactive, and dynamic learning environment. Our professors infuse their classes with the most advanced knowledge in the disciplines and heighten the learning experience with co-curricular opportunities and mentoring. 

Faculty advisors guide students through their academic journeys with student-faculty collaborative research, study abroad, internships, capstone courses, and individual study. 

As mentors, teachers, scholars, club advisors, research collaborators, and campus leaders, our faculty expand what we know about the world and model civic engagement for our community members.

Our faculty is committed to advancing academic research, improving health care, generating cultural understanding, protecting the environment, and creating technical and social change.

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Faculty Editorial Positions

Paul Apodaca     Sociology    
Journal of California & Great Basin Anthropology: Editor
Malki Museum Press: Editorial Board
The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art: Consulting Editor

Mark Axelrod     English
Golden Handcuffs Review: Contributing Editor

Earl Babbie      Sociology
International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Editorial Board

Jennifer L. Bevan     Communication Studies
Personal Relationships: Editorial Board
Western Journal of Communication: Editorial Board
Contemporary Argumentation & Debate: Co-editor

Art Blaser     Political Science
Disability Studies Quarterly: Editorial Board

Lori Cox Han     Political Science
White House Studies: Editorial Board

Polly Hodge     Languages
Estreno: Cuadernos del teatro español contemporáneo: Associate Director
Gestos: Editorial Board

Wenshan Jia    Communication Studies
International Journal for Intercultural Relations (SCCI Journal) in English: Consulting Editor
Asian Journal of Communication (SCCI Journal) in English: Editorial Board
Communication Report: Editorial Board
Intercultural Communication Research China (in English):Advisory Board
Global Media Review, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in Chinese: Editorial Board

Jennifer Keene    History
Journal of First World War Studies: Editorial Board & Book Review Editor

Michelle Miller-Day Communication Studies
Journal of Qualitative Communication Research
Interpersona: International Journal on Personal Relationships
Journal of Family Communication 

Martin Nakell     English
Jahbone Press: Editor/Publisher

Doug Sweet   English
Rhetoric Review: Peer Reviewer

Jennifer Waldeck     Communication Studies
Communication Education: Editorial Board
Management Communication Quarterly: Guest Reviewer
National Communication Association Communication Currents: Editorial Advisory Board
Communication Theory: Guest Reviewer
Communication Reports: Guest Reviewer
Communication Studies: Editorial Board
Northwest Communication Association Journal: Guest Reviewer
Journal of Business Communication: Guest Reviewer
Curriculum Inquiry: Guest Reviewer
Journal of Communication: Guest Reviewer
Communication Teacher: Editorial Board

Tekle Woldemikael    Sociology
Contemporary Sociology: Editorial Board
Eritrean Studies Review: Editorial Board
Blog on Critical Investigation into Humanitarianism in Africa, The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS) at UC, Irvine: Editorial Board

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

In 1993, Chapman began a tradition of honoring endowed chair gifts to provide a unique means of donor recognition and also help beautify the campus. When an individual, family or organization funds a chair, they are given the opportunity to select a renowned figure (see picture on right) representing their field of study supported by their gift. Chapman then commissions a bust of that figure, and the donor selects an appropriate aphorism to be engraved on the pedestal.

Endowed Chairs:

Dr. Marilyn Harran, Stern Chair in Holocaust Education

Endowed Professorships:

Dr. Earl Babbie, Hazel Peck Marshall & Dr. Sam Lewis Campbell Professor of Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Gail Sterns, Irvin C. and Edy Chapman Dean of Chapel Chair

Dr. Robert Slayton, Henry Salvatori Professor of American Values and Traditions

Dr. Frederico Pacchioni, Musco Professorship in Italian Studies

Mr. Elie Wiesel, Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Mr. Joel Kotkin, Hobbs Professor in Urban Studies

Faculty News

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