Faculty and staff sketches

April 19, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 16)

In the News

Paul Stansbie, associate dean of the College of Education and Community Innovation and professor of hospitality and tourism management, was interviewed by Second Wave Southwest Michigan for a story about a new hotel in Battle Creek that will serve as an experiential learning opportunity for students in the HTM program.

Erkmen Aslim, assistant professor of economics, had research on the crime-related welfare impacts of Medicaid referenced in an article published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Aslim was a co-author of an article, "A Welfare Analysis of Medicaid and Crime," published by George Mason Law and Economics.


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.

Jim McNair, associate professor of water resources, is a co-principal investigator on a grant funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The two-year subaward of $27,708 is for a project, "Building a Centralized Database of Watermilfoil Strain Geographic Distribution and Herbicide Response for Use in Management Decision-making." 

David Sinn, visiting faculty member of environmental and sustainability studies, was a co-author of an article, "Personality, Spatiotemporal Ecological Variation and Resident/explorer Movement Syndromes in the Sleepy Lizard," published in the Journal of Animal Ecology.

Richard Besel, professor of communication studies, was a co-author of an article, "Women Need Not Apply: Sylvia Earle, Binary Oscillations, and the Ecofeminist Rhetoric of Mission Blue," published in Feminist Media Studies.

Beth Macauley, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, wrote a chapter, "Animal-Assisted Interventions in Speech-Language Pathology," for a book, Animal-Assisted Interventions for Health and Human Service Professionals, published by Nova Science Publishers. 

Sri Nandamudi, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, was a co-author of an article, "Interprofessional Approaches to Acoustic Voice Analysis," published in Voice and Speech Review.

Annie Bélanger, dean of University Libraries, was a co-author of a chapter, "A Journey to Hiring with Heart: A Case Study on Implementing Leading Practices in Inclusive Hiring," for a book, Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries; and gave presentations, "Kindly Hire Me: The Process and Impact of Inclusive Hiring," for an Association of College and Research Libraries Webinar; and "Holding Space for Voice: Using Powerful Questions and Appreciative Inquiry Conversations to Understand Values and Needs," at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference.

Scott Stabler, professor of history, gave a presentation, "Onward Christian General: Oliver Otis Howard — Soldier and Educator," during an event hosted by the Fort Vancouver Historic Trust in Fort Vancouver, Washington.

Brent Smith, associate professor of integrative, religious, and intercultural studies, gave a presentation, "Recognition as an Ontological Condition of Active and Passive Watching," at the Midwest American Academy of Religion Annual Conference.

University librarians Samantha Minnis and Gayle Schaub were among panelists who presented findings of a recent national Ithaka S+R report on Teaching with Data in the Social Sciences at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at Virginia Tech University.


Faculty & Staff Sketches

This article was last edited on April 19, 2022 at 10:25 a.m.

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