Six Faculty Members Promoted
The Board of Trustees has promoted six faculty members.
David M. Dobson in the Geology and Earth Sciences Department has been promoted from associate to full professor.
Chair of his department, Dave earned his doctorate in oceanography, marine biology and geochemistry at the University of Michigan. His recent work includes co-authoring the abstract “Archive of Iowa Small Mammal Metadata” and developing a number of commercial software programs: the puzzle game Snoodoku (2005), the action game Chowder (2005), the Web-based multiplayer strategy game Sultan (2005-07), the Facebook word game Scryptix (2009), the word game Wordy (2011) and the puzzle game Cairo (2012).
He has served the Guilford community as chair of the Nominating Committee (2004-08), as a member of the Faculty Affairs Committee (2008-11), as Munich Study Abroad Program leader (2009) and as a member of the Honors Advisory Council (2012).
Edwins Laban Moogi Gwako in the Sociology and Anthropology Department has been promoted from associate to full professor.
Edwins earned his doctorate in anthropology at Washington University. His recent publications include “Costly Punishment Across Human Societies” (2006), “More ‘Altruistic’ Punishment in Larger Societies” (2008), “Homo Equalis: A Cross-Society Experimental Analysis of Three Bargaining Games” (2009), “Markets, Religion, Community Size, and the Evolution of Fairness and Punishment” (2010), “Evolution of Fairness (Reply)” (2010), “Culture Does Count for Variation in Game Behavior” (2012), and the forthcoming book chapter “Maragoli and Gusii Cash Crop Farmers in Kenya: The Impact of Economic Hardship upon Experimental Behavior.”
His service to the College community includes coordinating the African American Studies major (2008-12), chairing the Sociology and Anthropology Department (2001-07), and serving as a member of the Faculty Affairs Committee (2011-present) and the Diversity Action Committee (2008-11).
Diya Mohammed Daoud Abdo in the English Department has been promoted from assistant to associate professor.
Diya earned her doctorate in English literature at Drew University. Her recent scholarship includes the articles “My Quarina, My Self: The Homoerotic as Islamic Feminism in Alifa Rifaat’s My World of the Unknown,” “Chameleonic Text: Peritextual Transformation in Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass and Nisa’ Ala Ajnihat Al-hilm,” and the forthcoming, co-authored “Don’t Claim to ‘Speak for’ Algerian Women: Reading Djebar across Disciplinary Borders?”
She has submitted “Go Underground, Young Woman: Writing the Writing Self in Miral Al-Tahawy’s Al-Khiba’a” for publication in the anthology Reading Arab Women’s Autobiographical Writings, and in October 2012 she was a guest lecturer at Wellesley College. She has served Guilford as a member of the Strategic Long-range Planning Committee and as a sponsor of student work for the Guilford Undergraduate Symposium.
Kami M. Rowan in the Music Department has been promoted from assistant to associate professor.
Kami earned her doctorate in guitar performance at Shenandoah Conservatory, Shenandoah University. Her recent performances and creative activity include a fall guitar performance at the American Choral Directors Association Conference at UNCG, 2011 and 2012 performances for the UNCG and Guilford College faculty concert and recital, and the composition of original music for local performances at The Green Bean and Mack & Mack.
Her service includes being faculty advisor to campus radio station WQFS and a member of the Strategic Long-range Planning Committee and the Instructional Technology Planning Committee.
Darryl P. Samsell in the Business Department has been promoted from assistant to associate professor.
Darryl earned his doctorate in business administration at Old Dominion University. He co-authored the paper “Why some countries trade more, some trade less, some trade almost nothing” (2012), which appeared in the journal International Business Review.
He also authored or co-authored three conference papers: “Effects of Survey-Based Sentiment on the Formation of Conditional Volatility and Predictability of Returns” (2012), “The Effects of Survey-based Sentiment Measures on the Cross-section of U.S. Stock Market Returns during the 1990’s Bubble” (2010), and “Why some countries trade more, some trade less, some trade almost nothing” (2010).
He has served as a member of the Curriculum Committee and the Budget Committee, Frank Fellows Entrepreneurship judge, and advisor for the Investment Club.
Philip H. Slaby in the History Department has been promoted from assistant to associate professor.
Philip earned his doctorate in comparative history at Brandeis University. His recent scholarship includes the publication of “Violating the ‘Rules of Hospitality’: The Protests of Jobless Immigrants in Depression-Era France” (2011) and the conference presentations “‘Grand Expulsions Through Powerful Means’: The State and Immigrant Political Violence in Interwar France” (2012), “The Contradictions of Controlled Immigration: Mines, Foreign Labor, and the State in Interwar France” (2011), and “Managing Discrimination: Mines, the State, and the Struggle to Control Immigrants in Interwar France” (2011).
His service to Guilford includes chairing the History Department (present) and Benefits Committee (2011-12), belonging to the Nominating Committee, and advising Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society.