Recent PhD Alumni Promotions, Appointments, Honors

Joseph Smith has been promoted to Professor at University of Alabama.

Charles Zug will be assistant professor of research at the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at UC-Colorado Springs.

Dennish  Hickey was named to the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

Ron Nelson is Professor Emeritus at University of Southern Alabama.

J.J. Kinkel is lecturer at Arizona State University.

David Heska Wanbli Weiden’s bestselling novel, Winter Counts (Ecco/HarperCollins) has been nominated for the 2021 Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Previous nominees include Stephen King, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Dennis Lehane. The book was also nominated for the 2021 Hammett Prize and was the winner of the 2021 Spur Award for Best Contemporary Novel. The book will be translated into French, German, Turkish, and Japanese, and has been optioned by a major film production company.