Faculty and Staff Sketches

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Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below.

In the News

Kurt Ellenberger, Honors College faculty member, had his arts and culture blog featured in Huffpost Culture.

Sketches

Dauvan Mulally, affiliate professor of writing, gave a presentation, “Between Two Worlds: Using Digital Diaries to Help Writing Majors Transition from the Educational Sphere to the World of Work,” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in St. Louis, Missouri.

Laurence Jose, assistant professor of writing, gave a presentation, “Designing Documents in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Contexts: The Example of the Europass,” at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Keith Rhodes, assistant professor of writing, gave a presentation, “Mysterious Barricades and the Way Past ‘Gangster Theories’ That Limit Research and Inquiry on Writing,” at the Conference on College Composition & Communication in St. Louis, Missouri.

Christopher Toth, assistant professor of writing, chaired a session, “More than the Average Research Paper Assignment: Heuristics, FAQ, and Yoga,” at the Conference on College Composition & Communication in St. Louis, Missouri.

Monica Robinson, affiliate professor of writing, gave a presentation, “Advance One Space: Instructional Game Design as the Next Move for Composition and Game Studies,” at the Conference on College Composition & Communication in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jeanine Beasley, associate professor of occupational therapy, gave a workshop, “Arthritis Update: Best Practice for the Hand,” in Winterthur, Switzerland. She also gave presentations, “Postoperative Management of Hand Joint Replacements,” at the Klinik fur Handchirurgie in Bad Neustadt, Germany.

Carol Sánchez, professor of management, received the Emerald Literati Network 2012 Outstanding Paper Award for her co-authored article, “A Comparative Analysis of the Attitudes Toward Women Managers in China, Chile, and the USA,” published in International Journal of Emerging Markets.  

Jim Edwards, executive director of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, was a panelist at the Michigan Research Ethics Conference on Community Engagement and Participation in Research at the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids.

Teri Behrens, director of special projects at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, will participate in a panel, “Trends in Evaluation,” as the opening plenary for the Michigan Association for Evaluation meeting.

Miles Wilson, director of The Grantmaking School at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, hosted a webinar, “Challenge and Response: The Civic Role in Restructuring the American Social Sector,” for Campus to Campus Coalition.

Elena Lioubimtseva, associate professor of geography and planning, was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Scientific World Journal.

Cheryl Fischer, customer services assistant in Facilities Services, was selected for the Exceptional Person in Community Schools award by the MEA’s Shoreline Educational Council.

Laurie Witucki, associate professor of chemistry, was chosen as Professor of the Year by Grand Valley’s Educational Support Program.

Simha Magal, professor of management, was selected as one of only 110 SAP mentors worldwide by the SAP Community Network.
 

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