SBU’S Wood publishes book

Southwest Baptist University’s Bethany Wood, assistant professor of theater, recently had her book — “Women Adapting: Bringing Three Serials of the Roaring Twenties to Stage and Screen (Studies in Theatre History and Culture)” — published by University of Iowa Press.

“Women Adapting” looks at what it means to translate a Jazz Age blockbuster from book to film or stage, what adjustments are needed, and what may, or may not, be lost during that process.

“Research for this book took me to archives across the United States and in Canada, and I am excited to share my work on these three iconic stories from American literature,” Wood said in a news release.

Wood’s book is now available through Amazon at and the University of Iowa Press website at She can be reached at 328-1688 or


Chappell presents at conference 

Southwest Baptist University’s Tim Chappell, assistant professor of mathematics, recently presented at the 2019 Missouri Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges spring conference in Kansas City.

According to an SBU news release, in his presentation — “Utilizing Text and Technology to Drive Student Engagement within Statistics” — Chappell discussed how he keeps his statistics courses dynamic and engaging with the support of the Navidi/Monk solution. A past president and longtime member of MOMATYC, he also shared tips and tricks to support meaningful interactions between students and technology, fostering true curiosity that guides students from understanding, to mastery, to real-world application.

“Statistical Reasoning is a first course in statistics that has recently been approved as a general education math pathway for all Missouri public colleges,” Chappell said in the release. “Most college math teachers have had few, if any, statistics courses, and typically those courses were theory-based. An introductory statistics course is unfamiliar territory to them, and there are few professional development opportunities to learn how and what to teach in the course.”

Chappell also was invited to speak at the Flash Forward 2019 conference on April 27 at Victor Valley College in Victorville, California. There, he presented two workshop sessions on “College Algebra: A Model Approach.” Those sessions focused on the modeling approach to college algebra used at SBU. He also shared some of his classroom activities and projects.

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