Faculty and staff sketches

February 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 12)

headshot of Jesse Bernal

Jesse Bernal, chief of staff to the president and vice president for Inclusion and Equity, was reappointed to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.

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Bernal reappointed to state commission

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced this month the reappointment of Jesse Bernal, chief of staff to the president and vice president for Inclusion and Equity, to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.

Bernal will serve a term that expires in December 2024. The 15-member commission's purpose is to "develop a unified policy and plan of action to serve the needs of Michigan's Hispanic and Latino people," according to the governor's office.


 

Sketches

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had their research published are detailed below. The campus community can self-submit a sketch online for future publication. 

Paul Stansbie, associate dean of the College of Education and Community Innovation, was interviewed for a story about airline reward credit cards published by MoneyGeek.

Annis Water Resources staff members Alexis Porter and Rick Rediske, and Azizur Molla, professor of public health, gave a presentation, “SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance: An Infectious Epidemiological Analysis of COVID-19,” at the American Public Health Conference in Denver, Colorado.

David Alvarez, professor of English, wrote an article, "Gibraltarian Grey: Ambiguous Mediterranean-ness in Giordano Durante's Poetry," published in SureS: Revista Literaria (Tangier).

Joel Stillerman, professor of sociology and honors, had his research on middle-class housing selection in Chile featured in an article, "Neighborhood Selection and Social Class in Chile," published in Contexts: Sociology for the Public.

Laurence José, associate professor of writing and director of the Digital Studies Minor, wrote a chapter, "Designing to See, Mean, and Act: Giving Shapes To Programmatic Goals," published in the edited collection, Radiant Figures: Visual Rhetorics in Everyday Administrative Contexts.

Elena Lioubimtseva, professor of geography and sustainable planning, was a co-author of a chapter, "Local Adaptation Plans: Comparisons and Lessons Learned," published in a book, City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis. A Multidisciplinary Approach.

Jonathan Wessell, adjunct faculty of geography and sustainable planning, was the editor of a book, Experiential Learning in Geography: Experience, Evaluation and Encounters, published by Springer.

Daisy Fredricks, assistant professor of teaching and learning, was a co-author of an article, "Humanizing Classroom Management as a Core Practice for Teachers of Multilingual Students," published in TESOL Quarterly.

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