HENRY C. RYDER (BS, Humanities, Social Science)
was selected for the 2013 Legendary Lawyer
Award by a panel of his peers at the Indiana Bar
Foundation. He retired in 2005 from Barnes &
Thornburg LLP (Indianapolis) after 54 years of
practicing as a commercial lawyer.
NORMA DOREMIRE (BA Social Sciences; MS 1970,
Social Studies Education) published Little Red: and
His Friends in the Yard (Xlibris, 2009).
JEFFREY A. COOKE (BA, Political Science) received
the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.
PENELOPE FARTHING (BA, Political Science) joined
Bose Public Affairs Group LLC, a government
affairs and strategic communications firm, as a
senior advisor in Washington, DC.
RICHARD RATLIFF (BA, Liberal Arts) and son, Jason
Ratliff (BA 2008, Fine Arts) published a poetry
book, It’s About Time (CreateSpace Independent
Publishing Platform, 2013).
LYNN (MERHOFF) WHEELER (BA, School of
Languages and Cultures) received the University
of Indianapolis Faculty Achievement Award for
teaching, scholarship, and service. She is an
assistant professor in the School of Education at
the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.
SARA J. (SULLIVAN) COFFMAN (BA; MS 1973,
Brian Lamb School of Communication) published
There is No Such Thing as a Comfortable Bra
(Sunstone Press, 2013).
JANIS JOHNSTON (BA, History) received the 2014
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service
Award from the American Association of Law
Libraries (AALL), which recognizes individuals who
have completed their active professional career
and is the highest honor bestowed by AALL.
to lecture and conduct research at Vidzemes
Augstskola in Latvia during the 2013–2014
academic year. She taught courses in media
literacy and visual journalism.
ANNE FLIOTOS (BA, Brian Lamb School of
Communication and Patti and Rusty Rueff
School of Visual and Performing Arts) coedited
International Women Stage Directors (University
of Illinois Press, 2013). She also spent part of her
sabbatical teaching acting at Tongji University in
MAUREEN PETERSON (BA, Brian Lamb School of
Communication) became the creative services
branch manager at TRAX International at NASA’s
Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
PATRICIA BAKER FLESHER (BA, Political
Science) was promoted to senior director
of communications at the Portland Cement
Association in Skokie, IL.
TIMOTHY MCELWEE (MA; PhD 1995, Political
Science) became vice president for university
advancement at Manchester University in Fort
SCOTT LEGGE (BA, Anthropology) was promoted
to associate professor with tenure at Macalester
College in St. Paul, MN, where he is a biological
TAMARA PATRICK (BA, History) was appointed
to the Presidential Commission on Election
Administration by President Obama.
RODERICK BAKER (BA, Political Science) published
Take Charge of Your Future: A 1-2-3 Guide to
Making Good Career Choices (CreateSpace
Independent Publishing Platform, 2013).
JON SAUTTER (BA, Brian Lamb School of
Communication) received the Silver Medal Lifetime
Achievement Award recognizing professional
accomplishments and community involvement
from the American Federation of Advertising in
West Lafayette, IN.
DOREEN SIMMONS (BA, Political Science) was
selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in
America for 2014. She is a partner with Hancock
Estabrook, LLP in Syracuse, NY.
MICHAEL J. HYDE (BA; PhD 1977, Brian Lamb
School of Communication) co-wrote After the
Genome: A Language for our Biotechnological
Future (Baylor University Press, 2013) and was
selected as a 2013 National Communication
Association Distinguished Scholar.
CARLA MOSCHELLA (BA, Brian Lamb School
of Communication) joined the MGH Institute
of Health Professions as director of academic
education in the Department of Physician
Assistant Studies in the School of Health and
Rehabilitation Sciences in Saugus, MA. She is also
a clinical assistant professor at the Boston Health
Sciences Graduate School and has more than 25
years of clinical experience.
WILLIAM LYNCH (BA, Social Science) was
appointed by Washington governor Jay Inslee as
chair of the Washington State Energy Facility Site
Evaluation Council in Olympia, WA.
CHRISTINE HIMES (BA, School of Languages and
Cultures) was named dean of the Lewis College of
Human Sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology
in Chicago, IL.
CURTIS CLAWSON (BA, School of Languages and
Cultures) was elected to Congress from Florida.
RACHEL L. HOLLOWAY (MA; PhD 1990, Brian Lamb
School of Communication) became vice provost for
undergraduate academic affairs at Virginia Tech at
the beginning of the 2013–2014 academic year.
BARBARA BURKE (BA, Brian Lamb School of
Communication; MA 1989; PhD 1995, American
Studies) received a Fulbright Scholar grant