This fall, eight Nebraska Wesleyan University professors in seven departments began sabbaticals for all or part of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Professor of Education Tim Anderson is collaborating with peers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to expand international student teaching experiences at both schools.
Associate Professor of Biology Cody Arenz is researching ways to increase biodiversity on farmland and city parks at the University of Plymouth in Plymouth, England.
Professor of Spanish Jo Ann Fuess is traveling to Germany to strengthen NWU’s German curriculum and to support a new upper-level course on German literature and culture since 1990.
Professor of Music Larry Jones (’73) is living in London where he is studying 18th and 19th century pianofortes.
Associate Professor of Education Mike McDonald is collaborating with the director of the Nebraska Assessment Cohort for Teachers and Administrators to research technology’s impact on student development.
Associate Professor of Social Work Jeff Mohr is working with the Winnebago Tribe in Nebraska and conducting research with Michael Yellowbird on tribal life on reservations near Spokane, Wash.
Professor of English Scott Stanfield is completing articles on Wyndham Lewis and homophobia.
And Associate Professor of Communication David Whitt is editing his third book on comparative mythology and serving as a juror at two film festivals in Croatia.