The Academic Minute from 11.16 – 11.20
Monday, November 16th
Catherine Bagwell – Oxford College of Emory University
Remote Learning and School Friendships
Dr. Bagwell’s interest in psychology was sparked in her first-year introductory psychology course at the University of Richmond, and her first taste of research came soon after as part of a class in which students worked together on a research project on children’s peer relationships. After graduating from Richmond summa cum laude with a B.S. in psychology in 1994, she attended Duke University’s Ph.D. program in clinical psychology and graduated in 1999. Her research at Duke focused on the peer relationships of aggressive and antisocial children, and her clinical work focused on prevention and intervention efforts for children at risk for Conduct Disorder. Dr. Bagwell completed her clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh and then returned to her alma mater as Assistant Professor of Psychology.
Tuesday, November 17th
Sarah Higinbotham – Oxford College of Emory University
The Violence of the Law in Early Modern England
Sarah Higinbotham studies and teaches Shakespeare and early modern literature, focusing on the intersections of literature and law. She writes about the violence of the law in early modern England, critical prison theory, and human rights in literature.
Dr. Higinbotham teaches single-author courses on Shakespeare and John Milton as well as law and literature, surveys of English literature, and critical reading and writing. She works with students who are interested in criminal justice reform, facilitates undergraduate peer tutoring in Georgia’s prisons, and oversees summer internships.
Wednesday, November 18th
David Resha – Oxford College of Emory University
David Resha is a scholar in film and media, with a focus on documentary cinema and news media.
Dr. Resha is the author of the book The Cinema of Errol Morris, published by Wesleyan University Press in 2015. He is also the author of several articles in peer-reviewed film and media journals, including Film History, Screening the Past, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Velvet Light Trap.
Resha’s short documentaries have screened in film festivals and curated exhibitions across the country, including IFC.com, Rooftop Film Series (Brooklyn), and the Wisconsin Film Festival. He also participates as a juror on several film and screenwriting competitions, including the Pare Lorentz Panel for the International Documentary Association, the Holle Award for Excellence in Screenwriting, and several juries for the Sidewalk Film Festival. Resha served on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Moving Image Association from 2013-2016.
Thursday, November 19th
Salmon Shomade – Oxford College of Emory University
Influence of Colonial Legacies on the Rule of Law
Dr. Salmon A. Shomade is an associate professor of Political Science. He grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to the U.S. to pursue his undergraduate education at Clark Atlanta University (then Clark College) and Georgia Institute of Technology. After completing the dual degree engineering program at Clark (BS in General Science) and Georgia Tech (Bachelor of Civil Engineering), he worked as a Civil Engineer at the Connecticut Department of Transportation in New Haven, Connecticut, building roads and bridges. Shomade later pursued his MBA with a concentration in Finance at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and worked as a Financial Analyst afterwards at Conoco Inc.
Friday, November 20th
Douglas Hicks – Oxford College of Emory University
Politicians and Symbols
Douglas Hicks, noted academic leader, teacher, and author, joined Oxford College as dean in July 2016. From his undergraduate days and throughout his career, Hicks has embraced residential liberal-arts education. He says, “I am delighted to be a part of the Oxford College community, with its strong sense of place and educational mission. I was drawn to Oxford because it offers a unique and firm foundation in the liberal arts. Through an intensive two-year experience, Oxford fosters students’ critical thinking and intellectual curiosity, preparing them to flourish in the rest of their time at Emory and their lives beyond.