CAS faculty recognized

CAS faculty recognized

Posted on November 4, 2021
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Keith Debbage headshotKeith Debbage (Geography, Environment, and Sustainability professor) was the keynote speaker at the 7th International Conference on “Innovative (Eco-) Technology, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development” hosted by the Kaunas University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania. The title of his talk was “Sustainable Innovation in the Global Airline Industry: Lessons Learned for Cities and Regions.” The talk was partly based on his soon-to-be published book chapter on “Sustainable Innovation in the Global Airline Industry” to feature in a forthcoming book by Edward Elgar Publishing titled, “Handbook for Sustainable Tourism.” Debbage also spoke about his work with InterVISTAS, a global airline consulting firm, part of a larger research grant funded by the National Academies of Sciences/Transportation Research Board. Read more.


Alyssa Gabbay (Religious Studies professor) received an honorable mention for her book “Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam: Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima” from the Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society. Read more.


Cerise L. Glenn (Communication Studies professor) was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Book Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender for her book, “Womanist Ethical Rhetoric: A Call for Liberation and Social Justice in Turbulent Times.”


Arielle Kuperberg (Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies professor) began a three-year term as chair of the Council on Contemporary Families. The Council on Contemporary Families is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization aimed at promoting understanding about academic research on American families to the public and the press. Members include sociologists, demographers, economists, family therapists, historians, political scientists, psychologists, social workers, communication scholars, and other family social scientists and practitioners.  Kuperberg has been a member of the board of the Council on Contemporary Families since 2017 and frequently discusses her research on families and romantic and sexual relationships in the popular press. Her research examines a wide range of family and relationship topics including cohabitation, marriage, divorce, college hookups and dating, childbearing, stay-at-home parents, and the impacts of student loans on families and young adulthood.


Woman wears glassesMarianne LeGreco (Communication Studies professor) was selected as the winner of Public Scholarship Award by the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). The award recognizes interdisciplinary research that has a demonstrable ameliorative impact on pressing public issues with a special focus on the knowledge needs of policymakers and practitioners. LeGreco has researched and worked for years to address food hardship in Guilford County and is the author of the 2021 book “Everybody Eats: Communication and the Paths to Food Justice.”


Cassandra Workman (Anthropology professor) received the Alumni Achievement award from the Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies at Western Michigan University. Read more.