Faculty and staff sketches

November 28, 2023 (Volume 47, Number 7)

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Melissa Baker-Boosamra, associate director of Student Life, earned a Standout Administrator Award from ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

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

The Kaufman Interfaith Institute was highlighted in a U.S. Department of Education article, "Spotlights on Inclusion of Students of All Faiths and None" about the institute's Next Generation work with middle and high school students.

Melissa Baker-Boosamra, associate director of Student Life, earned a Standout Administrator Award from ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for her efforts to register students to vote. 

Paul Isely, professor of economics and associate dean, Seidman College of Business, was interviewed by WKZO Radio for a story about the economic impact of layoffs at Pfizer in Kalamazoo and LG Energy Solution in Holland.

Chris Hinsch, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by MoneyGeek for a story about confirmation bias.

Lariesha Lee, assistant director for the Center for Women and Gender Equity, was interviewed by WZZM-TV and WGVU Public Media for stories about Giving Tuesday and GVSU's support for the Replenish Student Food Resource Fund.


Steve Glass, professor of movement science, and student Kamryn A. Wisneski were authors of an article, "Effect of Instability Training on Compensatory Muscle activation During Perturbation Challenge in Young Adults," published in the Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology.

Chelsea Brehm, affiliate faculty of movement science, served as moderator of a panel discussion, "Women Leaders in Sport: Breaking the Mold," at the inaugural Carthage College Spotlight on Sports: Sport Management Conference.

Sarah Nechuta, assistant professor of public health, and graduate student Ally Goerge were among authors of an article, "The Role of Spirituality on Physical Activity and Sleep Among African American Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors," published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Gordon Alderink, retired associate professor of physical therapy, was a co-author of a book, Clinical Kinesiology and Biomechanics, A Problem-Based Learning Approach, published by Springer.

Adrienne Wallace, associate professor of advertising and public relations, received the Best Refereed Paper Award for "From Classroom to Career: Closing the Awareness Gap with Client-Based Projects for Career-Readiness Competencies" at the Marketing Management Association Fall Educators Conference. 

Timothy Fisher, associate professor of visual and media arts, received first place for his work, "The Perils of Pork," reflecting on animal proteins in the food service industry at the Exhibition for the Delectable: Art of the Edible at the SPIVA Center for the Arts. 

Jason Crouthamel, professor of history, gave a presentation, "Reconstructing Man and Machine: Trauma and the Imagination of German Aviators in the First World War," at the 11th International Health Humanities Conference: History and Human Care, at the University of Derby, United Kingdom.


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This article was last edited on November 27, 2023 at 3:42 p.m.

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