March 21, 2018

Lynne Richardson’s Weekly Column Published in FLS

Lynn Richardson’s weekly column, Ask for What you Want, recently appeared in The Free Lance Star.

“A young friend of mine recently asked me a great question regarding career progression,” Richardson writes. Read the whole column here:


Robert Rycroft Publishes Economics Book

Professor of Economics Professor Robert Rycroft recently had a book published: The Economics of Inequality, Discrimination, Poverty and Mobility, 2nd Edition, Routledge.

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Bessette Publishes in Chronicle of Higher Education

Lee Skallerup Bessette recently published a blog post on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website.

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Emile Lester Featured in Dallas Examiner

Political science professor Emile Lester was recently featured in an article in The Dallas Examiner: Ideology tops facts in Texas history curriculum, experts say.

“The quibble over wording here could not be more misleading,” said Emile Lester, a report co-author and political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

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Lynne Richardson’s Weekly Column Featured in FLS

Lynne Richardson’s most recent weekly column in the The Free Lance-Star explores how exit interviews can identify issues for organizations.

“You work in an organization that seems to be experiencing an unusually high turnover rate in the past few months. Why?” Richardson writes.

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Larus Discusses Economy on The Heat

Elizabeth Larus, Professor of Political Science, appears on “The Heat” talking about U.S. economy under the Trump administration. To view the interviews go to: and



Jason Sellers featured in FLS column

History professor Jason Sellers was recently featured in a column in The Free Lance-Star called Friends of Rappahannock rolling out connections to river via new oral history program.

“To create the program, FOR started working with faculty from UMW’s Department of History and American Studies in 2016, and not long after engaged a UMW student intern to help get the project off the ground.

“Jason Sellers, an assistant professor of history and American studies who has worked with the program, called it ‘a great opportunity for students to put a lot of different skills to work, and get real experience doing public history.’”

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Marissa Miller Wins Award at Conference

Marissa Miller, Associate Coordinator of Student Conduct and Responsibility, recently won an award at a national conference.

On February 21-24, the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) held its annual conference in Jacksonville, Fla. Miller entered a case study competition for Mid-Level Professionals. The goal for each team was to review a case and present the team’s analysis to a panel of judges that included vice presidents, deans and past ASCA presidents.

Miller worked with colleagues from the University of Iowa and Illinois State University. Miller and her team won the case study competition for the Mid-Level Professionals and were awarded free registration for the 2019 ASCA conference.

Rafferty Reads at Brigham Young University

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English who specializes in the writing of creative non-fiction, gave a reading at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, as part of their English Reading Series on February 16, 2018.

Johnson-Young Publishes Essay in Health Communication

Elizabeth Johnson-Young, Assistant Professor of Communication, recently had her essay published online in the journal Health Communication.

Predicting Intentions to Breastfeed for Three Months, Six Months, and One Year Using the Theory of Planned Behavior and Body Satisfaction will also appear in the print version in the next edition of the journal.

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