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For the Record, Friday, April 12, 2024

University of Delaware community reports new presentations, awards and publications

For the Record provides information about recent professional activities and honors of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent presentations, awards and publications include the following:


On April 7, Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities, was an invited participant in the online interdisciplinary research seminar sponsored by Delaware Valley British Studies, which brings together faculty and doctoral students in the mid-Atlantic region. The topic of the most recent meeting was the British West Indies in the late 1830s, during the period of mandatory "apprenticeship" for the formerly enslaved population. 


Bema Amponsah, academic advisor in University Studies, was recently awarded the NACADA Region 2 Excellence in Advising - New Advisor Certificate of Merit. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of at least one but no more than three years. Amponsah was recognized at the Regional Conference on April 4 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Nicole Rehbach, academic advisor II in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was recently awarded the NACADA Region 2 Webinar Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes an individual who seeks professional development through the use of a NACADA webinar and is committed to arranging for others from their institution to participate in the webinar as well. Rehbach was able to share the webinar titled “Accessible Language for Better Advising: Inviting Dialogue for Student Success” with the Advisor Network on campus on March 14. She was recognized for her scholarship at the Regional Conference on April 4 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Thomas Ilvento, professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, received the American Statistical Association (ASA) 2024 Philadelphia Chapter College Teaching Excellence Award for College or University Educator. This award recognizes local educators who have consistently inspired within their students a love and passion for statistics. Recipients are selected based upon sustained commitment to the profession of teaching statistics and impact on their students, including learning statistical content and their views about the discipline, both in and out of the classroom.

Dustin Frohlich, processing and collections management archivist at the UD Library, Museums and Press, won third place in the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference’s Finding Aid Awards for his work on the Shipley-Bringhurst-Hargraves Family Papers finding aid. The award recognizes finding aids with outstanding content that enable researchers to more effectively access and use archival materials.

Annie Johnson, associate university librarian for publishing, preservation, research and digital access at the UD Library, Museums and Press, was elected to the board of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC). The LPC extends the impact and sustainability of library publishing and open scholarship by providing a professional forum for developing best practices and shared expertise. Johnson’s term runs through June 2027.

Deborah Steinberger, associate professor of French in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, was awarded a three-year, $18,000 French in Higher Education innovation grant from the French Embassy and the Albertine Foundation to create an internship program for students of French at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Andrew Jenks, educational assessment specialist at the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL), wrote a chapter in the forthcoming book Disability, the Environment, and Colonialism from Temple University Press. His chapter, "Disability Rights as a 'Global' Norm," helps frame the rest of the edited volume with a warning as to how the creation of rights-based legislation that uses meanings of disability from the minority world of the global north, intended to protect disabled people who live in the majority world of the global south, can replicate the same processes as colonialism and its harmful legacy. It questions the universality of disability rights discourses and the universal approaches often adopted via policy to solve problems associated with disability. 

Leslie F. Goldstein, Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor of Political Science Emerita, has published "Originalism and Its Discontents," in the Symposium "Assessments of Erwin Chemerinsky's Worse than Nothing: The Dangerous Fallacy of Originalism" in the online journal Perspectives on Political Science.

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