Faculty and Staff Sketches

September 29, 2014


In the News

Lisa Sisson, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, was interviewed by WZZM Channel 13 for a “Take Five and Company” segment about the Heartside Gleaning Initiative and increasing access to healthy food.

Mark Schwartz, associate professor of anthropology, and Mark Gleason, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, were interviewed by MLive for a story about exploring two shipwrecks in Reeds Lake with an underwater robot.

John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, was mentioned by the Grand Haven Tribune for a story about a partnership between Grand Valley and Steelcase that brought an Activity Permissible Classroom to an elementary school.



Bob Schoofs, liaison librarian, wrote an article, “The Flow of Learning: It’s Not Just in the Classroom,” published in LOEX Quarterly.

Xiaojuan Xu, professor of psychology, wrote an article, “Nitric Oxide Scavenger Carboxy-PTIO Impaired Memory of Avoidance Conditioning in Goldfish”, published in the Open Journal of Social Sciences.

Danny Balfour, professor of public, nonprofit, and health administration, was a co-author of a book, Unmasking Administrative Evil, fourth edition.

Jason Crouthamel, associate professor of history, wrote a chapter, “Cross-Dressing, Comradeship and Homesexuality in the Germany Army during the First World War,” for a book, Mein Kamerad — Die Diva, for the Gay History Museum in Berlin.

Bopi Biddanda, professor of water resources, served as co-organizer for a workshop, “Grand Challenges for Water Research in the Great Lakes,” with colleagues from Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin and University of Minnesota, held in East Lansing.

Donald Mitchell Jr., assistant professor of education, wrote an article, “Advancing Grounded Theory: Using Theoretical Frameworks within Grounded Theory Studies,” published in the Qualitative Report.

David Geenen, assistant professor of physician assistant studies/allied health sciences, wrote an article, “Evidence of Transfer of Membranes from Mesenchymal Stem Cells to HL-1 Cardiac Cells,” published in Stem Cells International.

Al Steinman, director of the Annis Water Resources Institute, gave presentations, “Michigan’s Blue Water Economy,” at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City; “Using Science to Inform Restoration: Bear Lake Muck Fields as a Case Study,” at the annual Healing our Waters Annual Conference in Grand Rapids; and “Climate Change and the Great Lakes,” at the American Water Works Association meeting in Manistee.

Rick Iadonisi, affiliate faculty member of writing, wrote an article, “The Masculine Urge of Jack Kerouac’s Haiku,” published in the Journal of American Culture.

Jean Nagelkerk, vice provost for Health, received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation for a project, “Improving Outcomes in Adults with Diabetes through an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Education Program.”

Elaine Van Doren, associate professor of nursing, received a grant from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulartory Affairs for a project, “Michigan Board of Nursing Scholarship.”

Robert Hollister, associate professor of biology, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project, “Arctic Observing Networks.”

Mark Luttenton, professor of biology, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project, “Sourcing Bioactive Metabolites from Great Lakes Fungi.”

Colleen Bourque, Groundswell coordinator, received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a project, “Earth Partnership Agreement.”

HTM faculty earn award

Hospitality and tourism management faculty members Paul Stansbie and Kristen Jack earned the article of the year award from the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education.

Stansbie and Jack co-authored “Internship Design and its Impact on Student Satisfaction and Intrinsic Motivation.”

They were recognized at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education’s annual conference in San Diego, California.

Paul Stansbie

Paul Stansbie

Kristen Jack

Kristen Jack