Faculty and Staff Sketches
Alisha Davis, assistant professor of allied health sciences, gave a presentation, “The T.E.A.M.M. Approach to Mentoring: Community and Academic Partnerships,” at the Annual Mentoring Conference: Impact & Effectiveness of Developmental Relationships held at the University of New Mexico.
Peimin Ni, professor of philosophy, wrote a chapter, “The Philosophy of Confucius,” published in a book, Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy.
Hermann Kurthen, associate professor of sociology, gave a presentation, “What Influences Student-Teacher Interaction in the College Classroom?” at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning in Traverse City.
Facilities Services staff members Rence Meredith, Ed Simon, and Ed Wierzbicki received Educational Facilities Professional credentials from the APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities.
Political Science faculty members John Constantelos and Polly J. Diven co-wrote an article, “The Roots of Confidence in the European Union,” in the Polish journal, Horizons of Politics.
Brittany Dernberger, assistant director of the Women’s Center, gave a presentation, “Feminism and Social Media: Joining the Digital Conversation,” at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Johnson Center for Philanthropy staff members Megan Murphy and Tera Qualls received, respectively, the Unsung Hero Award and Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year from the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids.
Karen Gipson, associate professor of physics, gave a presentation, “Integrating Personal Practice with Classroom Instruction,” at the 2013 meeting of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Lara Jaskiewicz, assistant professor of public, nonprofit and health administration, gave presentations, “How Do Low-income Residents View Corner Store Owners? Implications for Healthy Store Projects” and “Developing Community Capacity to Increase the Availability of Healthy Foods in Corner Stores.” at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting In Boston, Massachusetts.
Brent A. Smith, assistant professor of religious studies, gave a presentation, “The Hub and the Hole: Interdisciplinarity and the Study of Religion,” at the annual meeting of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Kirkhof College of Nursing faculty members Pat Schafer, Sue Mlynarczyk, Kate D’Amour and Kristi Cooper gave two presentations, “CATCHing on to Health,” at the American Nursing Association Michigan Conference in Traverse City.
Donald Mitchell Jr., assistant professor of education, wrote an article, “Quadruple Consciousness: A Literature Review and New Theoretical Consideration for Understanding the Experiences of Black Gay and Bisexual Men at Predominantly White Institutions,” published in the Journal of African American Males in Education.
Craig Benjamin, associate professor of history, Honors College, is a featured specialist in a new 17-episode History Channel series on Big History, currently airing on Saturday nights on the H2 network. He also wrote an article, “‘The Great Deliverer, the Righteous, the Just, the Autocrat, the God, Worthy of Worship,” published in Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia.
John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, gave a presentation on Activity Permissible Classroom to the head of the Academic College and faculty from Qatzrin Ohalo College in Israel.
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