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Faculty and staff sketches

  • Faculty and staff members who have given presentations, or with publications are listed.

Posted on June 04, 2014

In the News

Paul Isely, interim associate dean and professor of economics, was interviewed by WOOD-TV for a story about JPMorgan Chase’s investment in Detroit and by WZZM-TV about how an increase in minimum wage would affect the economy.

Patricia Clark, professor of writing and poet-in-residence, and a poetry contest she won were highlighted in an article, “Venerating an Unwell Sibling and a Literary Cousin,” by Phi Kappa Phi Forum.

Russ Rhoads, associate professor of anthropology, was interviewed by WGVU for a story about his Fulbright Scholar award.

John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, was interviewed by the Harrisburg Patriot News for a story on activity permissible classrooms.

Michelle Rhodes, director of Financial Aid, was interviewed by WOOD-AM for a story about college savings.

Erik Nordman, associate professor of biology and natural resources management, was interviewed by WOOD-AM for a story about new carbon emissions rules.


Donald Mitchell Jr., assistant professor of education, wrote articles, “Still Happening, Yet Still Problematic: The 21st Century Du Bois and Washington Debate,” published in the National Journal of Urban Education and Practice; and “Does Gender Matter in Black Greek-Lettered Organizations?” published in the Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.

Nael Barakat, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, served on a panel, “How do Practitioners Become Learned Professionals on Ethical Issues?”, at the 2014 International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology in Chicago. He is scheduled to serve on a panel at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference in Indianapolis, and present a workshop at the Interactive Collaborative Learning International Conference in Dubai later this year.

Steve Mattox, professor of geology, won the 2014 Neil Miner Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, in recognition of “exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the earth sciences.”

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