Earning As: April/May 2020

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below.

Rosa Carrasco, ACC Engineering professor, was featured in the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) newsletter. She shares the most rewarding part of her job and a memorable teaching experience. Read her profile here.

Heather Barfield, Drama adjunct professor, was selected to attend the Celebration of Great Teaching Retreat this year. She was also selected as a participant of the Global Gender and Women's Studies Faculty Learning Community for 2020-2021. This unique partnership between Austin Community College and The University of Texas at Austin will enable her to explore how to globalize her curriculum. She is one of ten ACC faculty members given this honor.

Katie Van Winkle, Drama adjunct associate professor, published her article, "'How King John Would Have Preferred to Die, If He Hadn't Been Poisoned by the Crown:' The Rude Mechs Fix King John," in the most recent volume of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation. Read it here.

Elizabeth Bernhardt, Drama adjunct associate professor, recently published The Power of Pretend: An Actor's Struggle to Unite Faith & Work. Even after trying to "make it" in New York and earning a graduate degree in theatre, Elizabeth Bernhardt struggled to align her work as an actor with her commitment to Christian faith. After searching for a resource to help her, she realized she needed to write the book she was looking for. The Power of Pretend is published by Sword & Swan Media House.

Greg Romero, Drama adjunct associate professor, had two plays selected for the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Chicago, March 5 - 8. His 10-minute play, Daphne Becomes the Arctic, was presented as the 10-Minute Playwriting Symposium; and his full-length play, Door to Balloon, was included in the Plays-in-Progress program.

Carrie Kaplan, Drama adjunct associate professor, was on a panel for the National New Play Network on May 26, talking about anti-theatrical prejudice pamphlet wars in the Renaissance, alongside others weighing in on other time periods around plays and plagues.

Yesenia Garcia Herrington, Drama adjunct associate professor, was selected as one of Southwestern University's "18 Under 40."

Do you know a faculty or staff member who has accomplished something notable outside the classroom or in their community? We want to hear about them. Contact Vicky Garza Gonzalez at victoria.garza@austincc.edu.