Faculty and staff sketches

January 9, 2024 (Volume 47, Number 10)

Kimberly McKee standing outside DeVos Center in light colored dress

Kimberly McKee, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, wrote a book about Asian adoptees.

Photo Credit: Amanda Pitts

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

In the News
Bobby Springer,
director of the GEAR UP program, will receive the W.W. Plummer Humanitarian Award during the GIANTS Award ceremony, held in February and hosted by Grand Rapids Community College.

Paul Isely, professor of economics and associate dean of Seidman College of Business, was interviewed by FOX 17 for a story about how a global supply chain issue can impact local gas prices.

Matthew Daley, professor of history, was interviewed by WOOD-TV for a story about a criminal investigation from the 1960s when a man impersonated the name of a Michigan legislator.

Sketches
Kimberly McKee,
associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, wrote a book, Adoption Fantasies: The Fetishization of Asian Adoptees from Girlhood to Womanhood, published by Ohio State University Press.

Al Steinman, the Allen and Helen Hunting Research Professor at the Annis Water Resources Institute, was appointed to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Science Advisory Board’s Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group. The appointment is a three-year term.

Elena Lioubimtseva, professor of geography and sustainable planning, gave a presentation, "The Role of Non-climatic Data in Climate Services for Adaptation Planning," during Calvin University's Geology, Geography and Environment seminar. Lioubimtseva gave a presentation, "Cities Adapt to Climate Change," at a Citizens Climate Lobby meeting of the Grand Rapids, Holland and Lakeshore chapters.

Salvatore Alaimo, associate professor of nonprofit administration, gave a presentation, "The Evaluation Capacity of Czech Nonprofit Social Services Organizations," at the American Evaluation Association Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bopi Biddanda, professor of water resources, gave a presentation, "Exploring Great Lakes' Hidden Geoparks: Lake Huron's Sinkholes," for the Working Waterfront Lecture Series hosted by the Maritime Museum in South Haven.

Jennifer L. Smart, associate professor of audiology and graduate program director, received the Dean’s Faculty Fellow award for the College Health Professions' 20th Anniversary Celebration. The celebration will take place during the upcoming fall semester.

Matthew Roberts, senior instructional design specialist for eLearning Technologies, gave a presentation, "Synchronish, Not Synchronous: Deeper Engagement Through Lingering Digital Presence," at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching in Traverse City.

Joel Wendland-Liu, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, gave a presentation, "A Marxist Classic: Maurice Dobb's Studies in the Development of Capitalism," at the International Publishers 100th Anniversary Symposium.

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This article was last edited on January 8, 2024 at 8:36 a.m.

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