Faculty/Staff Accomplishments 9/25/19

In this issue we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in academic advising, communication, education, psychology, and Spanish. We also share news from graduate programs in nutrition and the political science major.

Professor of Education Tisha Duncan was quoted in an article in The Atlantic about how college changes the parent/child relationship. The story was published on Sept. 23, 2019.

Professor of Psychology Cindy Edwards and Professor of Psychology Gwynn Morris attended the Fostering Resilience through Intergenerational Connections National Conference, which sponsored by Council of Independent Colleges and the AARP foundation, in Washington, D.C., in July.  Morris served as a panelist in a session focused on Confronting “Aging in Place” and Social Isolation where she was able to share results from Meredith students’ ongoing falls prevention program for local seniors. An article highlighting some of the other intergenerational work shared at the conference was recently published on PBS 

A phenomenological study by Professor of Communication Teresa Holder, Director of Academic Advising Alex Davis, and Academic Advisor Emily Evans will be published in the fall 2019 issue of The Journal of Student Success and Retention, titled Getting Lost Along the Way:  A Transfer Student Case Study.

Associate Professor of Spanish Jonathan Wade of the Department of World Languages and Cultures performed Second Hands and The Ladies’ Man and The Fabulous Johnny Frog with his puppet troupe Dragoncillo at the Loco for Love Festival in Tallahassee, Florida, September 13-14. In addition to three performances and a puppet-making workshop for kids at the festival, they also performed at a community library, an elementary school, and a small-town opera house. Both works are original adaptations of short plays from seventeenth-century Spain. There will be a performance of Second Hands and the Ladies’ Man at Meredith College on Thursday, October 3, from 7-8 p.m. in Jones Chapel.

Departmental News

Nonie Gandhi, a graduate of Meredith’s Master of Science in Nutrition program, has been named Health Care Sector All-Star by the American Staffing Association. Gandhi is an employee and consultant dietitian at Dietitians On Demand. Read more about her accomplishment at

Meredith student Charlie Hatch was a guest on CNN’s Van Jones Show on Saturday, Sept. 21. The topic of the segment was the youth vote in 2020. Hatch is a student in Meredith’s political science major.

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