Faculty and staff sketches

April 5, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 15)

In the News

Graduate honored with national award from ATI Physical Therapy

Ashley Temby, ’09, was selected in February as one of seven recipients of the Leader of the Year Award by ATI Physical Therapy. The award honors ATI staff for excellence in patient care and business results in their local communities. 

Temby is a clinic director in the Illinois region, managing staff at ATI locations in Chicago’s western suburbs of Norridge, Melrose Park and Niles. She was also honored for her development group, which nurtures staff growth for leadership positions in the company. 

Jonathan W. Brignall, assistant professor of accounting, was interviewed by WZZM-TV for a story about electric vehicles and road taxes.


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.

Al Steinman, director of the Annis Water Resources Institute, was a panelist discussing groundwater during a livestream event hosted by For Love of Water (FLOW) on March 22, World Water Day. Steinman and other state officials discussed the importance of preserving Michigan groundwater and the work of FLOW’s Michigan Groundwater Table. 

Kyle Brink, associate professor of management, was a co-author of an article, "Persuading With a Collocutor's Values," published in the Business Education Innovation Journal.

Sarah Nechuta, assistant professor of public health, was a co-author of an article, "Trends, Patterns, and Maternal Characteristics of Opioid Prescribing During Pregnancy in a Large Population-based Cohort Study," published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 

Jennifer Fortuna, assistant professor of occupational science and therapy, was the author of an article, "Using Creative Making to Redesign Life after Stroke," published in the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Movement science faculty Ingrid Johnson, Tess Armstrong and Colleen Lewis were authors of an article, "Fit Kids, Bad Grades: You're Doing Fitness Assessment All Wrong!" published in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Johnson and Armstrong were co-authors of an article, "Physical Education Teachers' Perceptions Regarding Competitive Activities: An Examination through Social Media," published in the Kinesiology Review.

Tess Armstrong, assistant professor of health and physical education, was lead guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  

Charlyn Partridge, assistant professor of water resources, was elected to the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association Board of Directors.


Faculty & Staff Sketches

This article was last edited on March 31, 2022 at 3:16 p.m.

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