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Faculty and Staff Successes, July 2014

July 01, 2014

Kelly James Clark, Visiting Professor of Religious Studies and Honors, gave a keynote speech on the cognitive science of atheism at the Cognitive Science of Religion, Philosophy and Theology Conference at Oxford University. Clark also wrote a book entitled “Religion and the Science of Origins: Historical and Contemporary Discussions.” This book has been published by Palgrave/Macmillan, a highly respected academic publisher.

Lisa Sisson, Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Lara Jaskiewicz, Assistant Professor of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration; and Danielle Lake, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, gave panel presentations, “The Wicked Dimensions of Access: Food Hubs and Gentrification in Grand Rapids, Michigan,”at the 2014 joint meeting of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society.

Melissa Peraino, Director of Educational Outreach for the Center for Adult and Continuing Studies; Michele Coffill, associate director of publications for University Communications; and Kim Monaghan, Human Resources career services consultant, gave a presentation, “Re-igniting, Re-connecting, and Re-energizing Your Career: Tips from Women Leaders,” at the Michigan ACE Women’s Network Conference in East Lansing.

Mark Schaub, Chief International Officer in the Padnos International Center, gave a presentation, “Expanding Pathways for Global Competence Through Faculty/Staff Exchange,” at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference in San Diego, California.

Judy Whipps, Professor of Liberal Studies, published an article in The Pluralist entitled, "Local Community: Place-Based Pragmatist and Feminist Education."

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