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Faculty and Staff Sketches

February 12, 2018

In the News


EDTalks presenters


The College of Education held its first EDTalks Scholarship Worth Learning event January 24 at DeVos Center. Participants heard from several speakers on topics ranging from STEM talent development, models for school leadership, grade inequality and overcoming challenges of bilingualism.



Bradley Ambrose, professor of physics, will receive the 2018 David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching by the American Association of Physics Teachers at the AAPT Summer Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Linda Bond, retired adjunct faculty of nursing, received the ANA-Michigan Lifetime Achievement Award at the ANA-Michigan Conference and Annual Meeting in Plymouth. 

Shari D. Bartz-Smith, associate professor of movement science, and Amy Campbell, associate director of campus recreation, were co-authors of an article, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to a Well-Rounded Campus Health Care Delivery System," published in the American Kinesiology Association’s Kinesiology Review: Establishing Partnerships for Effective Academic Programs.

Ivo Soljan, professor of English, organized a panel and gave a presentation, “Transgressions, Punishment, and Repentance, in Croatian Poetry, from 16th to 21st Century,” at the 49th American Slavic Conference in Chicago, Illinois; the article was submitted for publication in the Journal of Croatian Studies. 

Scott Rood, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, received a lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Resort and Commercial Recreation Association National Conference held in Sunriver, Oregon.

Mark Schaub, chief international officer, was a co-author of an article, “Developing Culturally Competent Colleagues: How One University Trains for Success in Diverse Organizations,” published in Organization Development Journal.