Faculty and Staff Sketches

October 20, 2014



Colleen Bourque, Groundswell project coordinator for the College of Education, wrote an article, “Free-Choice Family Learning: A Literature Review for the National Park Service,” published in the Journal of Interpretation Research.

Dawn Evans, assistant professor of English, co-wrote an article, “Mathematics and Numeracy as Social and Spatial Practice,” published in Education Research International.

Jean Nagelkerk, vice provost for Health, received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for year three of a project, “Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention.”

Claudia Leiras, associate professor of allied health sciences/public health, led a pre-conference institute, “Dissecting Desktop Data: Using Clinical Data for Outcomes Research,” and gave three presentations at the American Association for Hand Therapists annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

Laurence Jose, assistant professor of writing, gave a presentation, “Professional Writing Courses and Online Contexts: Programmatic and Pedagogical Perspectives,” at the CPTSC Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ingrid Johnson, associate professor of movement science, was named the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance College/University Leader of the Year. She will receive the award in November at the organization’s annual convention.

William Neal, emeritus professor of geology, and Greg Wilson, geology lab supervisor, co-wrote an article, “Beaches of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan,” published on the Coastal Care website. Neal also wrote a book review of “A Tide-Swept Coast of Sand and Marsh: Coastal Geology and Ecology of Georgia” published in the Journal of Coastal Research.

Matthew Reidsma, web services librarian, gave a presentation, “Responsive Web Design for Libraries,” at the Library Network’s 2014 Technology Forum in Bloomfield Hills.

WGVU staff members Jim Rademaker and Timothy E. Eernisse were appointed by PBS to the PBS On-Air Fundraising Pilot Project Committee. 

Andrew Booth, assistant professor and chair of physician assistant studies, received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for year three of a project, “Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care,”

Eric Kunnen, associate director of eLearning and emerging technologies, gave a presentation, “Wireless Presentation Systems: Ad Hoc and Enterprise Solutions for the Interactive Classroom,” at EDUCAUSE 2014.

Marlen Vavrikova, associate professor of music and dance, Karen Gipson, professor of physics, and a student co-wrote an article, “A Physical Perspective on Oboe Reeds,” published in the Double Reed.   

Robert Beasecker, director of special collections and University Archives, wrote a book, Michigan in the Novel 2007-2011: A Five-Year Checklist,” published via ScholarWorks.

Barbara Harvey, liaison librarian, wrote an article, “A Community of Practice: Librarians in a Biomedical Research Network,” published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly.

Max Eckard, metadata and digital curation librarian, gave a presentation, “Lightning Talk,” at the Mid-Michigan Digital Preservation Practitioners Meeting.