School of Languages and Culture
Beate Allert, an Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature and a 2015-2016 Awardee of the PRF Research Grant for her project The Romantic Roots of cognitive Poetics: A Comparative Study of Poetic Metaphor in Herder, Novalis, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley.
Olga Dmitrieva, an Assistant Professor of Russian and Linguistics in the School of Languages and Cultures and awardee of a 2015 PRF International Travel Grant for Round 3 to participate in the internationally recognized 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland in August 2015.
Wei Hong, Professor in the School of Languages and Cultures, who has received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Distance Learning, for her online courses Chinese 101 and 102. As the first language courses to be offered online, Wei has expanded the learning opportunities for Purdue students to take credit-granting language courses. Professor Hong's team that worked on the courses included teaching assistants Bailu Li and Sijia Yao.
Yonsoo Kim, an Associate Professor of Spanish and awardee of a 2015 PRF International Travel Grant for Round 3 to participate in the internationally recognized Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of History, Literature, Science, and Technology in Coimbra, Portugal in November 2015.
Paula Leverage, an Assistant Professor of French, and a 2015-2016 Awardee of the PRF Research Grant for her project Composing Occupied Paris in Diaries: French Identity and the Functions of Individuals and Collective Memory.
Daniel J. Olson
Daniel J. Olson, an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics and a 2015-2016 Awardee of the PRF Research Grant for his project Language Experience and Phonetic Processing in the Accommodation of Foreign Accented Speech.
Marcia Stephenson, an Associate Professor of Spanish from the School of Languages and Cultures and a 2015-2016 Awardee of the PRF Research Grant for her project Sex Work, Feminist Discourse and the Role of Testimonies and Multimedia Narrative in Humanizing the Prostitute.
Jennifer Marston William
Jennifer William, Professor of German and Associate Head of the School of Languages and Cultures, was appointed a 2015-2016 Provost Fellow in January. The Provost Fellows Program provides faculty who have an interest and potential in university administration with opportunities to gain a general overview of the Provost’s Office, including academic planning, budgets, shared governance, governmental relations, Board of Trustees meetings, strategic planning, and research on faculty issues and student programs. Provost Fellows also participate in discussions about the challenges of higher education, the 21st century university, the changing professoriate and student body, and the changing nature of teaching, learning, and scholarship.
Professor Williams provides assistance to the faculty affairs team, working on various projects, including improving the process of nominating faculty for national and international awards.