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Facultivities: Super hero sibling rivalries, founding fathers and fuzzy systems

WVU Tech’s faculty members are dedicated to the advancement of the fields they teach. Outside of the classroom, they’re researchers, writers, presenters, go-to experts and road warriors who share their passion for learning with the world.

Here’s what our faculty members have been up to:

Dr. Cortney Barko (English) presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Association conference in Chicago, October 6-9, with a paper titled “Teaching the History of Women in Art: Challenges and Breakthroughs.”

Dr. Rachel Bragg (English) also presented at the Chicago MPCA conference with a paper titled “Inked by the Author(s): Composing Tattoos and Complicating Authorship.”

Dr. Bill Clough (English) presented his paper ”’So this is the guy my dad wouldn’t shut up about?’ Tony Stark and Steve Rogers as Sibling Rivals” at the MPCA conference.

Dr. Melissa Sartore (History) also joined the group in Chicago, where she presented her paper “Drunk and Diverse: Reframing the Founding Fathers.”

Dr. Houbing Song (Electrical and Computer Engineering) collaborated on and published three peer-reviewed journal papers in Ad Hoc Networks, and the Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems. Dr. Song also published one edited book, “Industrial Internet of Things: Cybermanufacturing Systems”.