Faculty and staff sketches

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Faculty and staff members in the news, or those who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below.

In the News

Kimberly McGee, assistant professor of liberal studies, was interviewed by FOX 5 in Washington, D.C., and Huffington Post Live for stories about transnational adoption in connection to the Rachel Dolezal issue. 


Gretchen Galbraith, associate professor of history and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was elected to the board of the Reacting to the Past Consortium. Her three-year term begins July 1. 

John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, gave a presentation, "Playful Classrooms – Healthy Classrooms," at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum's Symposium, "Bring Play to Life." He also served as a consultant on the documentary, "The JFK Challenge."

Neal Rogness, professor of statistics, received a $215,371 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project, "The HILT-LAS Project: High Impact, Little Time activities that address Lexical Ambiguity in Statistics."

Richard L. Lord, assistant professor of chemistry, received a Cottrell College Science Award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement to explore new pathways for coaxing common metals to aid in the production of renewable fuels.

Megan Woller-Skar, assistant professor of biology, earned a grant from Sigma Xi Research Society for a project, "A Spacial and Temporal Examination of Microcystis Distribution in an Oligotrophic Lake, Michigan."

Steve Glass, professor of movement science, and students gave two presentations, “Core Muscle Activation During Unstable Bicep Curl Using a Water-Filled Training Tube” and "Core Muscle Activation During Unstable Leg Extension Using a Water-Filled Training Tube," at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in San Diego, California.