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Faculty recognized for scholarly efforts

Two faculty members at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional and scholarly activities.
Two faculty members at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional and scholarly activities.

Dr. Thomas R. O'Connor — associate professor of public management and criminal justice, program manager of homeland security and director of the Institute for Global Security Studies — had a book chapter published in “Combating Drug Trafficking: Legal Strategies,” edited by M.N. Bhavani (2010) and released by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. His chapter was titled "Investigation and Intelligence Analysis of Narcotics Crime," which examined efforts such as Project Emerald and Project Crystal. These efforts produced multisource strategic intelligence products based on crop and cultivation estimates in source countries around the world.

Dr. Jeffrey Wood, professor of music, was invited to perform at Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada. Wood gave a master class for pianists and performed a solo recital program “In the Shadow of War: the Music of Béla Bartók and Dmitri Shostakovich.” He also gave a lecture/recital at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, focusing entirely on Shostakovich.

In addition, Wood recently recently was chosen as a finalist in the sixth Helen and Sam Kaplan Foundation Commission project at St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Two of his vocal works also were reviewed in the March/April 2010 NATS Journal of Singing: “Liebeslied,” for mezzo soprano, baritone and piano, and “Lullay, My Child,” for mezzo soprano and piano. Both works are published by Classical Vocal Reprints.