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  • Ferguson, D. (2018, November). Reaping and sowing: Confession, direction, and response to #metoo and #silenceisnotspiritual. Panel presentation shared at the Religious Communication Association 2018 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Denise P. Ferguson, Ph.D., APR, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor, Department of Communication Studies
  • Updegraff, D. (2018, December). Dummy. The Greensboro Review, 104, 35-39. Updegraff, D. (2018, November). Estate Sale. Gold Man Review, 8, 47-48. Updegraff, D. (2018, July). The wildness outside mediocre village. Tahoma Literary Review, 12, 149-161. Updegraff, D. (2018, May). Husky. The Minnesota Review, 90, 41-46. Updegraff, D. (2018, March). Audition. The Southampton Review, 12(1), 191-193. Updegraff, D. (2018, January). Cinder. North Dakota Quarterly, 84(4), 179-190. Updegraff, D. (2018, May). Ælfric, alliterative linking, and the idea of a vernacular verse line. Pacific Coast Philology, 53(1), 23-42.
    Derek Updegraff, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Smith, M. J., & Lupton, J. R. (2018). Ballads+: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and its after-piece jig. In P. Fumerton (Ed.), Ballads and performance: The multimodal stage in early modern England. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California Press. Smith, M. J. (2018, December). At war ’twixt will and will not': On Shakespeare’s idea of religious experience in measure for measure. Religions (a special issue on Religions in Shakespeare's Writings), 9(12), 419.
    Matthew J. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Schrum, E. (2018, November). [Review of the book Building the ivory tower: Universities and metropolitan development in the twentieth century, by L. C. Winling]. History of Education Quarterly 58(4). 627-630.
    Ethan Schrum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science
  • Green, A. (2018, July). Extended mind and the authority of consciousness. In M.P. Guta (Ed.), Consciousness and the ontology of properties (pp. 189-206). New York, NY: Routledge Press. Green, A. (2018, September). Power, otherworldliness, and the extended mind. Religious Studies, 54(4), 1-20. Green, A. (2018, December). The right side of history and higher-order evidence. Epitsteme 15(4), 1-15.
    Adam Green, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Adjunct Coordinator, Department of Philosophy
  • Ferguson, D., & Lopez Medel, I. (2018, Fall). The apostle Paul and the early practice of public relations. Journal of Communication and Religion, 41(3), 66-80.
    Ismael Lopez Medel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies
  • Ferguson, D., & Lopez Medel, I. (2018, Fall). The apostle Paul and the early practice of public relations. Journal of Communication and Religion, 41(3), 66-80.
    Denise P. Ferguson, Ph.D., APR, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor, Department of Communication Studies