University of Vermont

Professional News: Nov. 6, 2013

Awards and Honors

Robert Nash, professor in the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences, won the 2013 Critics Choice Award given annually by the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) for his book Teaching College Students Communication Strategies for Effective Social Justice Advocacy (New York: Peter Lang, 2012). The book was co-authored with Richard G. Johnson III, a former assistant professor in educational leadership and policy studies, and Michele Murray, a graduate of UVM’s CESS-HESA program. Nash, who has now won three national awards for books he’s authored, is currently working on his 14th contracted book titled How Stories Heal: Writing Our Way to Meaning and Wholeness in the Academy. His most recent book, co-authored with UVM’s Sydnee Viray, Our Stories Matter: Liberating the Voices of Marginalized Students Through Scholarly Personal Narrative Writing, was published in March of 2013.

Publications and Presentations

Professor Garrison Nelson continued his whirlwind tour in support of his book, Pathways to the Supreme Court: From the Arena to the Monastery, scheduled to be released Dec. 18. Following his College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture on Oct. 1 titled “The Court Transformed: How It Happened and Why It Matters,” Nelson gave his second lecture in two days at Shippensburg (Penn.) University on Oct. 22 at the seminar in American Political Thought titled, “FDR: A Public Life in Private Transition.” Nelson is scheduled to present a paper, “Chief Justices of the Supreme Court: Their Courts and Their Cases,” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association in Philadelphia on Nov. 15. He will present with James Montague, a doctoral student in environmental engineering who has been studying environmental law and politics, and the Supreme Court, and has been working with Nelson on his forthcoming book.