Faculty and Staff Successes, March 2016

March 01, 2016

Danielle Lake, assistant professor of Liberal Studies, wrote an article, “Dewey, Addams and Beyond: A Context-Sensitive, Dialogue-Driven, Action-Based Pedagogy for Preparing Students to Confront Local Wicked Problems,” published in Contemporary Pragmatism. Lake also received the John Lachs Award for Public Philosophy at the American Philosophy conference banquet on March 5. This award is for early to mid-career philosophers in the American tradition who exemplify the best traits and practices of American public philosophy and bring unique insights or methods to broaden the reach, interaction, and engagement of public philosophy with the wider public.

Joel Wendland, assistant professor of Liberal studies, wrote a book, The Collectivity of Life: Spaces of Social Mobility and the Individualism Myth, published by Lexington Books.

Kate Stoetzner, director of international student and scholar services in the Padnos International Center, was interviewed for a story about student Nikola Gudovic, by an online publication, Vijesti.

Kelly James Clark, visiting professor in the Frederik Meijer Honors College, wrote articles, “Trusting Intuition,” and “Cultural Influences on the Teleological Stance: Evidence from China,” published in Religion, Brain and Behavior. He served as editor of a book, The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism, published by Wile-Blackwell.

Maureen Wolverton, affiliate faculty of Liberal Studies, was interviewed on “Ask the…” with Shelly Irwin, on WGVU to discuss the Community Reading Project along with Dr. Elaine Schott and Lois Smith Owens.

Eric Packer, director of workforce development for the Center for Adult and Continuing Studies, recently earned the Michigan Association of School Boards highest level award, the President’s Award of Recognition. The President’s Award of Recognition recognizes his continued dedication to improving your board leadership skills. 

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