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Faculty and Staff Sketches

November 28, 2016


In the News

Gregory Maytan, associate professor of violin, was recently profiled in a feature article on The article discusses Maytan's latest CD, "Amanda Maier, Vol. 1," which features a recording of works by 19th century Swedish violinist Amanda Maier.

Kyle Caldwell, executive director of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, was interviewed by the Detroit Free Press and WOOD-TV 8 for stories about Giving Tuesday.



Roy Cole, professor of geography and sustainable planning, gave a presentation, "Beyond Belief: Religious Dogma in World Regional Geography Texts, 1955-2017," at the East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting held at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

Corey Anton, professor of communications, gave a presentation, "Outstanding Papers in the Philosophy of Communication," and also responded to Douglas Rushkoff and his new book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, at the National Communication Association annual convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra, assistant librarian, and Erica Hamilton, assistant professor of education, were co-authors of an article, "Back to the Future: Prospects for Education Faculty and Librarian Collaboration Thirty Years Later," published in Education Libraries. 

Mary O'Kelly, associate librarian and head of instructional services, gave a presentation, "Academic Libraries and Student Retention: The Implication for Higher Education," at the ARL Library Assessment Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Criminal justice faculty members John Walsh and Patrick Gerkin gave a presentation, "Police Legitimacy in the Community: A Thematic Analysis of Police Citizen Relationships," at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in New Orleans. 

Jaclyn Cwick, assistant professor of criminal justice, gave a presentation, "Unpacking the Paradox of Neighboring Ties: The Moderating Effect of Criminal Context on Victimization," at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in New Orleans.

Criminal justice faculty members Christopher Kierkus and Brian R. Johnson gave a presentation, "DWI Courts, Ignition Interlocks & Recidivism An Outcome Analysis," at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in New Orleans. 

Kelly Damman, client services coordinator, received the Certified Meeting Professional designation through the Convention Industry Council. The CMP credential is recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition, and event industry. 

Amy Russell, associate professor of biology, wrote an article, "Comparative Phylogeography of Pteropus samoensis and P. tonganus (Pteropodidae: Chiroptera) in the South Pacific," in the journal Acta Chiropterologica.

Tonisha Jones, assistant professor of criminal justice, gave a presentation, "Perceptions of the Benefits and Barriers of Human Trafficking Interagency Collaboration," at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in New Orleans.

Mark Gleason, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, co-presented a remotely operated vehicle workshop offering middle schools students the opportunity to design, build, test and modify their own ROVs in Oscoda.

Ivo Soljan, professor of English, gave a presentation, “Translation – a Form of Global Conversation: the Case of Croatian Poetry,” and was a panelist for a discussion, “Istria in the Middle Ages and Croatian Glagolithism," at the 48th annual ASEEES convention, in Washington, D.C. The book Soljan wrote with his wife, The Canon of Croatian Poetry, 1450-2000, published by Mellen Press, was reviewed by three Croatian literary magazines.