Faculty and staff sketches

April 9, 2024 (Volume 47, Number 16)

carillon tower seen through the letter G on the Allendale Campus

Photo Credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills

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
Chris Hinsch, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by MoneyGeek for a story about entrepreneurs selling on platforms like eBay or Etsy.

Jakia Marie, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies and coordinator for African and African American Studies, was interviewed by WOOD-TV for a story about a campus partnership that brought a mobile barber van to campus for student haircuts.

Grand Valley's Digital Creator Lab
received an Eye on Innovation Award from Gartner for creating innovative programming and a system for students to check out media creation hardware for their digital projects. The DCL also partnered with GVSU’s writing center, speech lab and research center, allowing expedited referrals and collaborations across services on student projects. 

Nabeeh Kandalaft, associate professor of engineering, gave a presentation, "Embedded Virtualization on RISC-V with seL4," and received a Best Paper Presentation Award at the IEEE 14th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference.

Abishek Balsamy-Kamaraj, assistant professor of engineering, was a co-author of an article, "Advancing 3D Bioprinting Through Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence," published in Bioprinting.

Edward Aboufadel, senior associate vice president for Academic Affairs, wrote an article, "You Can Be a STAR," published by the Mathematical Association of America.

Atilla Cakmak, assistant professor of engineering, was a co-author of an article, "Using Thin Films of Phase-Change Material for Active Tuning of Terahertz Waves Scattering on Dielectric Cylinders," published in MDPI.

Nicole Harpold, assistant professor of nursing, received the Pecha Kucha Presentation Award at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Convention for "Fostering Self-care Behaviors in Nursing Students to Increase Resiliency, Decrease Depression, Anxiety and Stress. Harpold also gave a presentation, "Congestive Heart Failure: End-of-life Symptom Management," for the Corewell Health Division of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 

Bogdan Adamczyk, professor of engineering and director of the EMC, was a co-author of articles published in Compliance: "Impact of a Decoupling Capacitor and Trace Length on Signal Integrity in a CMOS Inverter Circuit," a three-part article "Correlation Between Insertion Loss and Input Impedance of EMC Filters, Part 3: Cascaded LC and CL Filters," and a two-part article "Return-Current Distribution in a PCB Microstrip Line Configuration, Part 2." Adamczyk was the author of a book, Principles of Electromagnetic Compatibility, published by Willey

Deborah Herrington, professor of chemistry, was a co-author of an article, "Using Simulations and Screencasts in Online Preclass Activities to Support Student Building of Mental Models," published in Education Sciences.

Mathematics faculty members David Clark and Robert Talbert were co-authors of a book, Grading for Growth, published by Routledge.

Adrienne Wallace, associate professor of advertising and public relations, wrote an article, "Who Will Watch the Watchers? The State of United States Artificial Intelligence Policy and Self-regulation in an Ever-changing Digital World," published by Newhouse Impact Journal. Wallace was an editor for a book, Closing the Skills Gap and Enhancing Employability through Industry-academia Collaboration, published by IGI Global; and earned the Best Practices award from the Strategic & Applied Communication Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association Conference.


Faculty & Staff Sketches

This article was last edited on April 9, 2024 at 9:55 a.m.

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