November Newsletter and Faculty Spotlight #3, Webinar Nov. 4


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This month’s newsletter is the last of the fall semester and features updates about
programming related to:
• Faculty Spotlight
• Brown Innovation Faculty Cohort
• Grants, Sponsored Research and Strategic Initiatives
• Reminders
• Upcoming programming


The Brown Center invites you to our Faculty Spotlight on Wednesday, Nov. 4,  at 12 p.m. on Blackboard Ultra. The spotlight series is a showcase of research, creative inquiry and other scholarly engagement of the campus community. Stop by and learn about the research of our talented Stetson community!

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Dr. Kenneth McCoy – Professor of Theatre Arts

Department of Creative Arts

Becoming Cherokee: A Play by Ken McCoy

This presentation is focused on the process and results of my Fall 2019 sabbatical, “Liminality, Diaspora, and Performance of Identity in Native America,” the purpose of which was to conduct academic and field research on these aspects of Native American identity and utilize the results to author a dramatic work. Research was focused on the Cherokee Nation, of which I am an enrolled citizen. The resulting full-length play, “Becoming Cherokee,” covers key elements in the performance of identity and culture among the Cherokee, especially those who no longer reside within the “homeland” of northeast Oklahoma. These issues include those common in Native America: history, relocation, food, traditional stories and folklore, ancestry, land and indigeneity in the modern world.

Hunter Murphy – Engagement and Learning Librarian

duPont-Ball Library

Business-based Information Literacy: Undergraduate Perceptions of Concepts and Practice in Library Instruction Sessions

In this grant-funded research, I collaborated with business faculty, created lesson plans to maximize library instruction, and administered surveys to assess current undergraduate perceptions and self-assessments of library instruction. The results of my study served as the basis for greater collaboration between professors in the business school and library. Moreover, the study illuminated student perceptions of the most effective portions of library instruction as well as what portions need to be enhanced in order to develop the information literacy component and prepare students for rewarding academic experiences as well as careers in the business field. Attendees will review the research guide I created for the business students as well as the data collected on the guide’s usage and students’ perception of the guide.