Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff members with presentations or publications are listed below.
Faculty and staff members with presentations or publications are listed below.
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Faculty and staff members listed below gave presentations, served as media experts, or wrote articles that were published. Submit a sketch via email to forum@gvsu.edu.

In the News

Jonathan White, terrorism expert and professor of interdisciplinary studies, was interviewed by several media outlets for stories about the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Gamal Gasim, associate professor of Middle East Studies, was interviewed by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy for a story about the current situation in Yemen.


Grand Valley’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus was one of three finalists for best College/University Venue by the Best of Michigan Meetings and Events Readers' Choice Awards.

John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, was one of 60 people invited to participate in the "Globalizing Liberal Education Symposium and Workshop" at Yale University. He gave a workshop, "Play: The Root of Liberal Education: Make Believing, Doing & Making."

Susan Strouse, assistant professor of nursing, gave a presentation, “We Don’t Miter the Sheets on the Bed: Understanding the Preceptor Role in Nursing Enculturation,” at the Sigma Theta Tau International/National League for Nursing Education Research Conference in Washington, D.C.

Karen Burritt, assistant professor of nursing, gave a presentation, "Barriers and Facilitators to Utilizing Lean Quality Improvement Principles to Streamline a DNP Curriculum," at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Maureen Ryan, assistant professor of nursing, gave a presentation, "Wrapping Learning around International Community Health,” at the ATI National Nurse Educator Summit in Nashville, Tennessee.

Janet Winter, assistant professor of nursing, was the keynote speaker for the spring induction ceremony for Upsilon Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Honor Society of Nursing, in Kalamazoo.

Dianne Conrad, assistant professor of nursing, was a co-author of a book, The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project: A Framework for Success, second edition, published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Andrea Bostrom, professor of nursing, was a co-author of a chapter, “Schizophrenia & Related Disorders: Nursing Care of Persons with Thought Disorders," in a book, Essentials of Psychiatric Nursing, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Joel Stillerman, professor of sociology, was a co-editor of a special issue, "Precarious Labor in Global Perspective," of International Labor and Working-class History.

Chris Haven, associate professor of writing, wrote poems, "Ocean" and "Interrogative," published in the summer issue of Pleiades.