Faculty and Staff Sketches

November 30, 2015


Steinman gives congressional briefing

Alan Steinman, director of the Annis Water Resources Institute, gave a coastal science congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).

Steinman, an expert on freshwater science and the "Blue Economy" of the Great Lakes, gave a presentation, "Ecosystem Restoration in the Great Lakes Yields Significant Return on Investment," and presented with experts from Florida Atlantic University, Rutgers University and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute.

The event, "Coastal Science Fueling Coastal Economies: Using Geoscience Research to Accelerate Innovation and the Coastal Economy," was sponsored by the National Association of Marine Laboratories.


Leiras receives first-time researcher award

Claudia Leiras, associate professor of allied health sciences, received the American Society of Hand Therapists 2015 First Time Researcher Award for a "researcher's contribution to evidence that supports the profession."

She also gave an instructional course, "10 Simple Steps to Analyzing Patient Outcomes," and presentations, "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Retrospective Analysis of Conservative Treatments" and "Conservative Treatment of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis in Occupational Therapy: A Retrospective Outcome Study," at the 2015 American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. She gave a presentation, "Analyzing Clinical Data of Upper Extremity Disorders to Improve Patient Outcomes," at the 2015 PT/OT Directors Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  


Nursing faculty members Sue Harrington, Susan Strouse and Nancy Schoofs gave a presentation, “In the Same Boat: Student Perceptions on Collaborative Testing,” at the Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning in Traverse City.

Evelyn Clingerman, executive director of the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation, gave a presentation, “Interprofessional Processes Accelerate Healthcare Integration," at the Collaborating Across Borders Conference in Roanoke, Virginia.

Felix Ngassa, associate professor of chemistry, wrote an article "A Theoretical Study of Beta-Amino Acids Conformational Energies and Solvent Effect," published in the Open Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Kathryn Remlinger, professor of English, wrote a review, "Down to a Gnat's Eyebrow: Digital Dictionary of American Regional English," published in American Speech, A Quarterly Journal of the American Dialect Society.


In the News

Mark Gleason, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, was interviewed by WOOD-AM for a story about the 40-year anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.