Faculty

Dr. Richard Weight

Dr. Richard Weight is a historian and broadcaster, holding degrees from the University of Cambridge and University College London. He is the author of several books, including Patriots: National Identity in Britain 1940-2000 (Macmillan, 2002) and The A-Z Guide to Modern Britain (Random House, 2003). Richard writes and presents documentaries for the BBC, is a contributor to The Times, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Royal Society of Arts. He lectures in Europe and Africa for the British Council and acts as a consultant to several organisations, including the Institute for Public Policy Research. He is currently writing a history of British youth culture, to be published in Britain and the United States by Random House.

Mark Wheatley

A writer for both theatre and television. Most recently he has written a single drama for BBC Films (The Escapist) and is under commission for a new play to be produced later in the year. His adaptation for Complicite, The Street of Crocodiles, was nominated for an Olivier award. He teaches theatre and playwriting courses for both undergraduates and graduates at the FSU London Study Centre.

Sarah Finch

Sarah is a founder member of The Lions part, with whom she devised and toured 'Lilies on the Land', based on the experiences of Land Girls in WWII. Other theatre includes a year with The Royal Shakespeare Company in 'Midsummer Night's Dream', 'Winters Tale', 'All's Well that Ends Well', 'Peter Pan' and 'Poppy'. Also Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet' (Oxford), the Little Prince in Exuperey's 'Little Prince' (London). Isabelle in 'Ring Round the Moon' and Olivia in 'Twelfth Night' ( Regents Park) Compass Theatre Company touring as Miss Julie in 'Miss Julie' and 'The Merchant of Venice' (Portia). Other Shakespearean roles include Titania in 'Midsummer Night's Dream', Hermione in 'The Winters Tale', Viola in 'Twelfth Night' and Isabella in 'Measure for Measure'. Also Alan Aykbourn's 'Bedroom Farce', Bella Manningham , 'Gaslight'. Eliante 'The Misanthrope'. West End in Pirandello's 'Henry 1V' with Richard Harris. Television includes: BBC 'Campion'; 'The Pickwick Papers' 'Scandalous Women ITV, Catherine Cooksons 'The Gambling Man', 'Lyttons Diary', 'Second Sight' Channel :4 'Play in a Week' Clara Petacci(Mussolini's mistress) in '10 Days to Victory', Mrs. Carbone in 'Hollyoaks' Radio includes 'Faust', and 'The King Must Die' Film includes 'Disgraceful Conduct', 'Guby Gubit' and 'Uncage the Lion', 'Imbroglio', and Feature Film 'Man Dancin', and C.S, Lewis: Drearmer of Narnia for Walt Disney Pictures for who she also recorded the Bonus Features for the Narnia Movie DVD.

Joseph P. Calhoun

Joseph P. Calhoun is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Economics and the Assistant Director of the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University. His teaching focus is on large principles of economics classes with annual enrollment of 2,000 students. He also teaches some upper-division courses, including the newly created special topic course titled "Free to Choose" based on the writings of Milton Friedman. To enhance student learning and manage multiple large sections, he is a heavy user of technology both in and outside the classroom. He is also well known around campus for showing video clips to illustrate concepts and inject humorous breaks. In addition to leading workshops for the Stavros Center, he has presented teaching ideas and technology at several national conferences. He is also responsible for training and mentoring new graduate student teaching assistants for their initial teaching responsibilities at FSU.

A graduate of Illinois State University with a BS in Finance and Economics and of DePaul University with an MBA, he began his career in the health care industry before leaving to become an economist. His Ph.D. is from the University of Georgia under the direction of David Kamerschen. Dr. Calhoun has received numerous teaching awards including the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award at the University of Georgia, the Undergraduate Teaching Award at FSU, and five times received the Service Excellence Award for Teaching from Phi Eta Sigma at FSU. He also won first place in the Economics Communicators Contest in 2008 which was cosponsored by the Association of Private Enterprise Education and Market Based Management Institute. He currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife and four daughters.

Francis Burrows

Francis Burrows holds an MSc from Cranfield University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is a Whitworth Fellow and an Honorary College Fellow of the University College of North Wales. His educational background includes St John's College Choir School, Cambridge, Chorister St John's College Chapel; Cambridgeshire Technical College & School of Art; Ordinary and Higher National Certificates in Mechanical Engineering (with distinction); two Annual Apprentice Prizes, one Special Prize and Technical State Scholarship; the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield; and St John's College and the University Engineering Department, Cambridge.

His work experience includes a Full Craft Apprenticeship, University Engineering Department, Cambridge; Aircraft Flight Testing, Flight Research Experiments and Pilot training in the Department of Flight at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield; flight test observer at Handley Page Ltd.; visiting flight research worker, Department of Aerophysics, Mississippi State University; Research Student, University of Cambridge; Research Fellow, Department of Flight, Cranfield; Lecturer in Aircraft Design Aerodynamics and Deputy Warden of the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield. University College of North Wales, Bangor: Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Computer Science; Warden of Rathbone Hall; organist and choirmaster to the Churches of Llanfairfechan. London: Westminster School, Mathematics Department. Webster University, Ithaca University, Florida State University, Notre Dame University, Pepperdine University: London Campuses; Regent's College, London: The European Business School, The European Business Graduate School, Webster University Graduate School and London Guildhall University. Professor of Mathematics and Computing and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Science at the British American College, at Regent's College (1994-2008). The Whitworth Society: Honorary Secretary 1988-2011.

 

His publications include: numerous papers on aerodynamics, flight experiments and testing, wind-tunnel design and construction, fluid mechanics, theory of machines, seed dispersal (Proc. Roy. Soc.), unification of plant growth (Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc.), computer science etc. Book contributions to Low-Dimensional Topology (Eds R. Brown & T. Thickstun), Cambridge University Press; Seed Dispersal (Ed. D. Murray) Academic Press; The King's Nurseries (J. Field), James & James; B.B.C. Radio 4 Broadcast ,'Can pianos fly' (August 1995). Honorary Editor: The Whitworth Register 1998, The Whitworth Register 2008, The Whitworth Register 2012 & 2014.