Faculty & Staff News Briefs, Feb. 18

Associate Professor of Philosophy Patrick Frierson was recently honored with a Spencer Foundation grant in order to pursue his project, “Pedagogy and Agency in the Philosophy of Maria Montessori.” Frierson especially appreciates the work done by Rachna Sinnot and Tana Park in preparing his proposal.

Assistant Professor of Art Nicole Pietrantoni is exhibiting several installation pieces at Foundry Vineyards on 1111 Abadie St. Works by Maya Lin will also be on display. All Whitman faculty and staff members are invited to an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Assistant Professor of English Chris Leise won the Graves Award in the Humanities for his project, “Iroquois Modernism,” which focuses on literature by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples of modern-day New York and Ontario as a distinct national tradition. It argues that this body of work influenced and was influenced by international modernisms of the early 20th century in hitherto unrecognized ways.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Erin Pahlke recently published her research in the American Psychology Association journal “Psychological Bulletin.” According to her findings, there is no advantage for students in single-sex education over those in co-ed schools.