Faculty and Staff Successes, October 2013

Date: October 7, 2013

Ed Baum, Director of the Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education, published two articles in refereed journals recently. The first article, "Augmenting Guided-Inquiry Learning With A Blended Classroom Approach,” was published in the Journal of College Science Teaching, 42, No.6, 27-33, 2013. The second, "Creating a Blended Cooperative-Learning Classroom,” was published in the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Review Special Issue (2013). The article can be accessed at www.hetl.org/publications/.  

Craig Benjamin, Associate Professor of History in the Meijer Honors College, co-wrote a book, Big History: Between Nothing and Everything (McGraw Hill). He also gave two recent presentations at the annual conference of World History Association in Milwaukee: “Big History of the Paleolithic Era in East Asia” and “Four Afro-Eurasian Travelers on the Silk Roads.”

Kelly Clark, Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a project, “Rationality and Religious Belief: A Philosophical Investigation of Contemporary Cognitive Science of Religion.”

Anne Hiskes, Dean of Brooks College, was inducted into Iota Iota Iota as an honorary member on Monday, October 7.

Regina McClinton, Director of the Institute for Intercultural Teaching and Learning, gave a presentation, “Cultural Intelligence: Beyond Competence,” at the Partners For a Racism Free Community Speaker Series.

Stephen Rowe, Professor of Philosophy (Religious Studies), wrote an essay, “Rediscovering Liberal Education in China,” published in Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Ellen Schendel, Associate Dean of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, co-authored a chapter titled “Assessing the Effects of Faculty and Staff Writing Retreats: Four Institutional Perspectives” in the edited collection Working with Faculty Writers (Utah State University Press).

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