Scientists of the Christian Faith -- Alphabetical Index (W)


Dr. William Wade / William E. Wade, FASHP, FCCP *** Not in Gale

Pharmacy Practice Professor, Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Athens, Georgia. B.S., Pharmacy, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Athens, Georgia, 1975; Pharm.D., University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Athens, Georgia, 1985.

Honors: Wade, professor and Associate department head, and Martin, Associate professor,  received the Pharmacy Practice Award given by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation, for their paper on "Cost/death averted with venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients undergoing total knee replacement or knee arthroplasty," co-authored by Jayanti Nerurkar, a graduate student in the College.

Faculty webpage,

"My primary interests have focused on pharmacoeconomic and clinical outcomes research. Cost studies conducted have focused on deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in various high risk indications. Clinical outcomes research projects have focused on both the acute care medical and outpatient ambulatory environment. I plan to play a major role in the performance of translational studies in the acute care hospital setting."


Curt Wagner *** Not in Gale

Physicist.  Curt Wagner, Ph.D. is Professor of Physics (Retired), Southwest (Minnesota) State University, Marshall, MN. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude in physics from the University of Wisconsin (Madison), an M.S. in physics and astronomy and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, both from the University of Illinois (Urbana). Dr. Wagner was a recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship and undertook research in the area of nonlinear mathematical mappings and properties of various black hole solutions to Einstein's Field Equations of General Relativity. Subsequent academic research covered a wide range of areas including artificial intelligence, computer modeling of chaotic systems, biophysics, acoustics, cloud physics and plasma physics.


Testimony in On the Seventh Day: Forty Scientists and Academics Explain Why They Believe in God, edited by John F. Ashton, Ph.D.  Master Books, Inc., Green Forest, AR, 2002.  ISBN 0-89051-376-7.


Sir Cecil Wakeley / Sir Cecil P. G. Wakeley / Cecil Pembrey Grey Wakely, KBE, CB, LLD, FRSE, MCD,  FRCS, honFRCSE FFR FRCSI FRACS LID DSc *** Not in Gale

(1892-1979). English surgeon.  President of the Royal College of Surgeons.  Wakeley had been editorial secretary of the British Journal of Surgery from 1942 to 1972.


Harrell Lynn Walker

(Born 1945).  Plant pathologist, botany educator, researcher. Professor botany, Louisiana Tech. University, Ruston, 1987; Achievements include 11 patents related to biological control of weeds with plant pathogens, manipulation of microorganisms for control of plant diseases. Previous positions: Director Research sta., Mycogen Corp., Ruston, Louisiana, 1984-87; Research scientist, U.S. Dept. Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Stoneville, Mississippi, 1976-84; Assistant Director plant industry division, Alabama Dept. Agriculture, Montgomery, 1975-76; plant pathologist, Alabama Dept. Agriculture, Montgomery, 1974-75; postdoctoral Research Assistant dept. fisheries, Auburn (Alabama) University, 1972-74; biol. Research Assistant, U.S. Army Medical Laboratory, Ft. Meade, Maryland, 1970-72.  BS, Louisiana Tech. University, 1966; MS, University Kentucky, 1969; Ph.D., University Kentucky, 1970.

Member: American Phytopathol. Society, Weed Science Society America, Southern Weed Science Society.  Southern Baptist.

Recipient Inventor's award U.S. Dept. Commerce, Washington, 1985; grantee U.S. Dept. Agriculture, 1981-83, Louisiana Soybean Research Board, 1992-99, Louisiana Catfish Promotion and Research Board, 1993-98, Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, 1996-99.

Editor: Biological Control of Weeds With Plant Pathogens, 1982; Contributor of over 40 articles to professional journals.

Marquis Who's Who, 2004.


Tasman Bruce Walker, Ph.D. *** Not in Gale

Mechanical engineer and geologist.  Staff scientist, Answers in Genesis in Brisbane, Australia.

Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Science with first class honours (1998), a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours in Mechanical Engineering and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering. He has been involved in the planning, design and operation of power stations for over 20 years with the electricity industry in Queensland, Australia. He has visited many coal mines in Queensland, for geological assessments of new fuel supplies for power stations. Tas also helped organise conferences including one of the Simulation Society of Australia. One of his contributions has been to develop models for various aspects of the power industry such as the coordinated operation of the system and construction of power stations.

Tas has also set up an internet site about geology and the Bible. A biblical framework of geology leads to a new appreciation of the environments and processes of different geological phases. The site describes the basis of this model and a practical application to the Great Artesian Basin of Australia.

Tas Walker's Home Page,


John Frank Walkup

(Born 1941).  Electrical engineer.  Educator.  Dr. John Walkup is an Emeritus Horn Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University, where he taught and directed the research of the Optical Systems Laboratory from 1971 to 1998.  In 1998 John and his wife Pat joined the staff of Christian Leadership Ministries in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

He received a B.A. in engineering science, B.S. in electrical engineering from Dartmouth College, and his graduate degrees (M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering) from Stanford University.  From 1971 to 1998 Dr. Walkup was an electrical engineering Professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.  He founded the Optical Systems Laboratory and directed its research in the areas of optical information processing and computing, holographic data storage, optical neural networks, and digital image processing.  Texas Tech honored him with the rank of Paul W. Horn Professor and with a number of awards for his teaching and his research group's accomplishments.

Dr. Walkup co-authored nearly 200 refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.

Honors:  Fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE).  He served as chairman of the Education Council of the OSA, and as chairman of the Gordon Research Conference on Optical Information Processing and Holography (1991).  He also served OSA as an Associate Editor for both the Journal of the Optical Society of America-A and Applied Optics-Information Processing. During sabbaticals from Texas Tech, John was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Arizona's Optical Sciences Center (1982), a visiting Professor at Stanford University (1992-93), and a National Research Council Senior Research Associate at NASA's Ames Research Center (1992-93).

Webpage, Christian Leadership Ministries.

Biographical information:

Ray Westbrook.  "Creationist belief revolves around truthfulness of Bible," From Avalanche-Journal, 1997

John Frank Walkup.  "Personal Story: From Religion to Relationship,"  Reprinted with permission from InterVarsity Press. This essay appears on pgs. 80-85 (Chapter 8) of the book Professors Who Believe: The Spiritual Journeys of Christian Faculty, edited by Paul M. Anderson.  InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL, 1998. ISBN 0-8308-1599-6.

"As a college professor, I instruct students in the principles and applications of electrical science and engineering.  As a researcher, I investigate the frontiers of optical science.  The logic and orderliness of science and engineering remind me that the God I serve is a God of order who has created a universe which is governed by physical laws and held together by God's power and love."


John Wallis

John Wallis (1616-1703) was a founding member of the Royal Society (1662), one of the oldest scientific organizations still in existence, and is considered by many the most influential British mathematician preceding Isaac Newton. He contributed the earliest forms, terms, and notations to nascent fields such as calculus and analysis. Wallis was the first to attempt to write a comprehensive history of British mathematics, striving to bring continuity to mathematical study and research.  Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford (1649-1703); in Arithmetica Infinitorum (1655) introduced the notation (  ) for infinity and reduced the idea of limit to arithmetic form and arrived at results from which the binomial theorem, the differential calculus, and the integral calculus were developed; in Mathesis Universalis (1657) introduced negative and fractional exponents;  in Treatise on Algebra (1685) treated conoids and anticipated notion of complex number. Also studied grammar, publishing (1652) a treatise on English grammar with an appendix on articulating sounds.  Calvinist, Anglican.

The Galileo Project, or

He was one of the so-called Invisible College in London in the 40s and then of the Oxford Circle that succeeded it. Later he was President of the Oxford Philosophical Society, 1684-8. Royal Society, 1660; President, 1680. Informal Connections: Intimate friendship with Thomas Smith, John Collins, Edmond Halley, Samuel Pepys.

Connections with Fermat, Brouncker, Frenicle, David Gregory, and Schooten. Scriba has published a very useful index of Wallis' extensive correspondence, over 800 letters excluding those on theology and university affairs. He quarreled with Hobbes, Henry Stubbe, Lewis Maydwell and Fermat.

J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson. John Wallis

Wallis was born in Ashford, Kent, and studied at Cambridge. In 1640 he was ordained in the Church of England. He moved to London 1645 and assisted the Parliamentary side by deciphering captured coded letters during the Civil War. From 1649 he was professor of geometry at Oxford, and in 1658 he was appointed keeper of the university archives. In 1660 Charles II chose him as his royal chaplain. After the revolution of 1688-89, which drove James II from the throne, Wallis was employed by William III as a decipherer.  Wallis also conducted experiments in speech and attempted to teach, with some success, congenitally deaf people to speak. His method was described in his Grammatica linguae anglicanae, 1652.

W. W. Rouse Ball. "John Wallis (1616 - 1703)," From A Short Account of the History of Mathematics (4th edition, 1908),


Jeremy L. Walter, Ph.D., P.E.

(Born 1953) Mechanical Engineer. Dr. Walter is Head of the Power Conversion Systems Department within the Energy Science and Power Systems Division (ESPS) at the Applied Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University (ARL/PSU).  The department performs advanced analyses and develops prototype hardware for thermal power and propulsion systems, especially for air-independent applications, such as undersea vehicles.  Department responsibilities include designing, building, and field-testing prototypes of undersea propulsion systems. He was a 1975 recipient of the National Science Foundation Fellowship.


He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering with highest distinction, an M.S. in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, all from Pennsylvania State University.


Testimony in In Six Days: Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation, edited by John F. Ashton, Ph.D.  Master Books, Inc., Green Forest, AR, 2001.  ISBN 0-89051-341-4.

"Biblical faith is a confident and convinced trust in the testimony of the One who is both Creator and Redeemer."

Testimony in On the Seventh Day: Forty Scientists and Academics Explain Why They Believe in God, edited by John F. Ashton, Ph.D.  Master Books, Inc., Green Forest, AR, 2002.  ISBN 0-89051-376-7.


Ernest Walton / Ernest T. S. Walton / Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton

Ernest Walton (1903-1995) was an Irish physicist and educator best known for his work with John Cockcroft (q.v.) on the development of the first particle accelerator, which produced the first artificial transmutation

 of an atomic nucleus without the use of radioactive elements in 1932. In recognition of this achievement, Walton and Cockcroft were awarded the 1951 Nobel Prize for Physics. Fellow emeritus, Trinity College, Dublin, 1974-95; Erasmus Smith's Professor natural and experimental philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin, 1947-74.  Education: student, Methodist College, Belfast, Northern Ireland; MSc, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Ph.D., Cambridge (Eng.) University; DSc (Honorary), Queen's University, Belfast; DSc (Honorary), Gustavus Adolphus College, Minn.; DSc (Honorary), University Ulster, Northern Ireland; Ph.D., Dublin City University,

Honors: Recipient Overseas Research scholar, 1927-30, SeniorResearch award, Dept. science and industrial research, 1930-34, Clerk Maxwell scholar, 1932-34, Hughes medal, Royal Society, 1938, Nobel prize for physics, 1951.


Keith H. Wanser *** Not in Gale

Dr Keith Wanser, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. is Professor of Physics at California State University, Fullerton. His research interests lie in fibre-optic sensing techniques, experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, and basic theories of matter.  B.A. California State University, Fullerton, M.A. University of California, Irvine, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine.


Curriculum vitae:

Carl Wieland and Jonathan Sarfati talk to physicist Keith Wanser. "God and the electron,"  First published in: Creation Ex Nihilo 21(4):38-41,September-November 1999. "I recommitted my life to Jesus Christ in 1976. Since then, I have studied a great deal of scientific evidence, and I am convinced there is far more evidence for a recent, six-day creation and a global Flood than there is for an old earth and evolution."

Keith H. Wanser, Ph.D. Physics.

Testimony in In Six Days: Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation, edited by John F. Ashton, Ph.D.  Master Books, Inc., Green Forest, AR, 2001.  ISBN 0-89051-341-4.


Seth Ward

(1617-1689). English bishop and astronomer. Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford (1649-60); bishop of Exeter (1662-67), of Salisbury (1667); propounded alternative to Kepler's area law of planetary motion (1653); engaged in philosophical controversy with Thomas Hobbes.

The Galileo Project,


Guylyn R. Warren

(Born August 16, 1941).  Molecular geneticist.  Research Associate, 1970-72; Assistant Professor chemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1974-76, Adjunct Associate Professor, 1979. NIH grantee, 1980-83, 84-87, 87-90. Education: B.S., Montana State University, 1963, Ph.D. in Genetics, 1967.  NIH postdoctoral fellow Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation California, 1968-70,

Member AAAS, Environmenal Mutagen Society, Columbia Sheepbreeders Association (Board directors 1980-present, President 1984-86), Sigma Xi. Presbyterian.

Contributor of articles to professional journals.

Marquis Who's Who, 2004.


David C. Watts, Ph.D., FRSC, FInstP, FADM*** Not in Gale
Dental biomaterials scientist.  Professor of Dental Biomaterials Science and Head, Unit of Biomaterials Science, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postgraduate Studies,Unit of Biomaterials Science, University of Manchester, England. Research Professor in Biomaterials and Biomechanics: Oregon. Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA. B.Sc. (Honors), Chemistry and Physics, Ph.D. in Polymer Science, School of Dentistry, University of Manchester, England. David Watts is an Elder at Sale Evangelical Church in south Manchester and University Reader in Biomaterials Science at The University of Manchester Dental School.

Editor-in-Chief: Dental Materials.

Faculty webpage, University of Manchester Dental School,

Professor Watts is the 2003 winner of the IADR Distinguished Scientist [Wilmer Souder] Award for research in dental biomaterials.

Contact page,

David Watts.  "Materials, the Millennium and the Mind of God (Editorial)," "Dental Materials", 16(1), January 2000, iii-iv.  Reprinted from the January 2000 issue [16(1)] of the international research journal Dental Materials, published by Elsevier Science, Oxford. 
David Watts. "Creation in the New Testament: Overview and Implications,"


Fraser Norman Watts

(Born 1946).  Clinical psychologist.  Fraser Watts is a former President of the British Psychological Society, who worked at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge. He is now Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Science, in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge; and also a Fellow of Queens' College, and Chaplain of St Edward's Church, Cambridge. His interests are in religious, philosophical and psychological aspects of genetics.

Author: (with D.H. Bennett) Theory and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 1983; (with M.G. Williams) Psychology of Religious Knowing, 1988; (with others) Cognitive Psychology and Emotional Disorders, 1988; editor: New Developments in Clinical Psychology, 1985; (with G. Parry) Skills and Methods in Mental Health Research, 1988, Cognition and Emotion, Brighton, England, 1987.

Faculty webpage, Center for Medical Genetics and Policy, University of Cambridge,


Vivienne Watts, BSc, MA Mich, GradDipTeach BCAE, Ph.D. QUT, RN, AMusA, ATCL, LTCL. *** Not in Gale

Behavior management.  Educator.  Dr Vivienne Watts is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Creative Arts at Central Queensland University, Australia.  She teaches in the areas of behaviour management, classroom communication and student welfare. Her principal research interests are related to child protection, children's personal safety, school bullying and other forms of school violence and she is the author of several books on these subjects. BS in Health Science and MA in Religion from Andrews University, USA; Ph.D. Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Faculty webpage, Office of Research, Central Queensland University, Australia,

Vivienne Watts.  Author: "Responding to School Violence: An Annotated Bibliography of Teachers' Resources," Department of Education, Training and Youth  Affairs,"  COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 1999.

Testimony in On the Seventh Day: Forty Scientists and Academics Explain Why They Believe in God, edited by John F. Ashton, Ph.D.  Master Books, Inc., Green Forest, AR, 2002.  ISBN 0-89051-376-7.


Anthony John Weber

(Born 1953).  Geophysicist, geologist. Certified geological scientist. Area geophysicist South Louisiana district Atlantic Richfield Co., Lafayette, 1975-81; Senior explorationist Gulf Coast div. Delta Drilling Co., Lafayette, 1981-85; consultant, Lafayette, 1983; Senior explorationist Gt. Southern Oil and Gas Co., Lafayette, 1985-87; Senior professional geophysicist Amerada Hess Corp., 1987; ptnr. LAFDEL Partnership, Penta Explorers, Comanche Flyers, Inc. BS in Geophysical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1975; MS in Geology, University of S.W. Louisiana, 1979.

Member S.W. Louisiana Geophysics Society (past President), Lafayette Geological Society, Society Exploration Geophysicists, American Association Petroleum Geologists, American Institute Professional Geologists, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Baptist. Club: City of Lafayette. Contributor of articles to professional journals.

Marquis Who's Who, 2004.


Georg Wolfgang Wedel  *** Not in Gale

(1645-1721).  German physician, iatrochemist, pharmacologist, alchemist.  Lutheran.

The Galileo Project,

Wedel was one of the leading iatrochemists of his time, working under the influence of Sylvius. His medical publications leaned heavily in the pharmacological direction.  He was convinced of the possibility of the transmutation of metals, and he published on alchemy.  Wedel was an extremely productive author.

He practiced medicine early in his career, and presumably later, albeit to a much higher strata of clientele.

His medical lectures dealt with pharmaceutical chemistry, and his publications leaned heavily toward pharmaceutical questions.

Member: Berlin Academy, 1716; Academia Leopoldina, 1672.  Wedel's extensive correspondence is catalogued by Spanke.


Karl Weierstrass

Karl Wilhelm Theodor Weierstrass (1815-1887) was considered one of the greatest mathematical analysts of 19th century Europe. He is well known as a cofounder of the theory of analytic functions and their representation as power series. Weierstrass made crucial contributions to the arithematization of analysis and to the theory of real numbers. He showed the importance of uniform convergence, furthered the understanding of elliptic functions, and made contributions to the field of differential equations. Weierstrass' reputation for high standards of proof and definition is reflected in the modern development of calculus and analysis. or


Bettie Louise Wells

(Born 1957). Computer scientist at Procter & Gamble Co., Cin., 1976-77; acct. Morgan State University, Baltimore, 1977-79, St. Regis Paper Co., Houston, 1978-79; law clk. Shell Oil Co., Houston, 1979-82; Associate Ross & Taylor, Houston, 1982-83; Assistant atty. General, Austin, Texas, 1983. BS magna cum laude, Morgan State University, 1979; JD, University Houston, 1982. Bar: Texas 1982.

Member ABA, National Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, Alpha Kappa Mu. Baptist.

Marquis Who's Who, 2004.


Timothy Wells, BSc, Ph.D.*** Not in Gale
Neuroscience scholar.  Lecturer in Neuroscience, University of Cardiff.

Faculty webpage, Cardiff School of Biosciences,



Gottfried Wendelin / Vendelinus *** Not in Gale

(1580-1667). Belgian astronomer and cartographer.  Catholic priest in Brussels, ordained in 1619.

The Galileo Project,

Wendelin determined the latitude of Marseille and interested himself in the determination of longitudes made by Peiresc; he calculated the length of the Mediterranean independently from Peiresc's data.

Connections: corresponded with Mersenne, Gassendi, and Constantijn Huygens. (in Dutch) (in Dutch)


Johann-Jakob Wepfer *** Not in Gale

(1620-1695).  Swiss physician, anatomist, pharmacologist.

The Galileo Project,

What Fischer calls his masterwork, his study of the poison in hemlock (1679), was pharmacological in nature. Because of this work, Fischer calls Wepfer the father of experimental toxicology and pharmacology. The content of the work stretches far beyond hemlock to consider all sorts of poisonous plants. And elsewhere he carried out similar experiments on mineral poisons, in which he warned against the use of such things as arsenic, antimony, and mercury as medicines.

Membership: Academia Leopoldina, 1685.  He published in the Miscellanea curiosa of the Leopoldina. Wepfer carried on a very extensive correspondence with the leading medical scientists from the Germanic area of his day.


Thomas Wharton *** Not in Gale

(1614-1673).  English anatomist, physiologist.

The Galileo Project,

Wharton was the author of Adenographia, 1656, the first thorough and comprehensive account of all the glands in the body, with research into their functions. He discovered the duct of the submaxillary salivary gland and the jelly of the umbilical cord, both of which are named for him. He gave the first adequate account of the thyroid gland, which he named.

Member: Royal College of Physicians, 1650; Censor 6 times, 1658- 73. Gulstonian Lecturer, 1654.  Informal Connections: Professional relationship with John French, Thomas Frapham, Francis Glisson, George Ent, Francis Prujean, Edward Emily and others.  Associated eponyms: Wharton's duct, The duct of the submandibular salivary gland opening into the mouth at side of the frenum linguae; Wharton's jelly, A gelatinous intercellular substance which is the primitive mucoid connective tissue of the umbilical cord.


Emma Rochelle Wheeler

(1882-1957).  Physician. A woman of diverse interests, Emma Rochelle Wheeler was a trailblazing physician, hospital and nursing school founder, and an initiator of an unparalleled, prepaid hospitalization plan. Wheeler practiced medicine for almost fifty years and was well known for her assistance to young African Americans in their academic and business undertakings. An organizer of a chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, she was among the early most notable and distinguished African American women leaders in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Wheeler was the founder and operator of Walden Hospital. Dedicated on July 30, 1915, Walden was the first and only African American-owned and operated medical facility in Chattanooga. In 1949 the Chattanooga branch of the NAACP voted her "Negro Mother of the Year."

Linda T. Wynn. EMMA ROCHELLE WHEELER (1882-1957)

Emma Rochelle Wheeler (1882-1957), Physician.

The African American Registry,


William Whewell

(1794-1866). English philosopher and mathematician. Professor, Cambridge (1828-55), master of Trinity College (1841-66), vice chancellor of university (1843, 1856); instituted tripos of moral science and of natural science (1848); known for studies in natural sciences and of philosophy of Kant. Author of Astronomy and General Physics (1833), History of the Inductive Sciences (1837), Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences (1840), History of Scientific Ideas (1858), Novum Organon Renovatum (1858), and On the Philosophy of Discovery (1860). or


Dr. Rita Kirk Whillock

(Born 1953).  Communications educator.  Dr. Rita Kirk Whillock is a Professor & Chair of the Division of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at Southern Methodist University. In 2003, Whillock was selected as a member of the SMU Distinguished Faculty.  Certified Secondary Teacher, Arkansas Teacher, dept. Chairman Rogers (Arkansas) H.S., 1977-79; Communications Professor Kearney State College (Nebr.), 1979-80; Assistant to Dean, Professor Communications Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1980-84; Assistant Professor Communications University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1986-90; Associate Professor Communications Southern Methodist University, 1990, Associate Director Center Communications, 1996. She is a Meadow's Distinguished Teaching Professor and received the prestigious "M" Award for teaching from the SMU student body. Education: BSE, University of Arkansas, 1975, M of Communications, 1977; Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1986.

Honors:  Recipient Outstanding Book award Choice, 1991, Gustauus Meyers award for Research on human rights in North America, 1996, Madison award for free speech scholarship, 1997.

Member: American Communications Association (Board of Directors, past President), National Communications Association, Texas Speech Communications Association, Southern Speech Communications Association (member editorial Board), Pi Kappa Delta (sponsor, coach 1980-84). Baptist.

Author: Political Empiricism: Communication Strategies in State and Regional Elections, 1990, (with David Slayden) Hate Speech, 1996; Contributor of articles to professional journals including Presidential Studies Quarterly, American Behavioral Scientist, Political Communications.  She serves on the Editorial Boards of Southern Communication Journal and the American Communication Journal.

Dr. Rita Kirk Whillock faculty webpage.

Marquis Who's Who, 2004.


William Whiston

(1667-1752). English theologian, astronomer, navigator and mathematician. Succeeded Newton as Lucasian Professor of mathematics, Cambridge (1703); expelled (1710) from university on account of his Arian views, later promulgated in Primitive Christianity Revived (1711-12); known for his translation of Josephus (1737).  Whiston became a Baptist in 1747.

The Galileo Project,

J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson.  "William Whiston,"

The Whiston Society:

"Whiston | William | 1667-1752 | divine and natural philosopher,"

Project Gutenberg Titles by William Whiston:

Against Apion

The Antiquities of the Jews

An Extract Out of Josephus's Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades

The Life of Flavius Josephus

The Wars of the Jews, or The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem</