Faculty and staff sketches

August 30, 2022 (Volume 46, Number 1)

portrait of Scarlet Galvan

Scarlet Galvan, collection strategist librarian, was named visiting program officer for negotiations for SPARC, a nonprofit advocacy organization that supports open access systems for research and education.

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In the News

Scarlet Galvan, collection strategist librarian, was named visiting program officer for negotiations for SPARC, a nonprofit advocacy organization that supports open access systems for research and education. In this part-time appointment, Galvan will assist in the development of a more equitable negotiations landscape between libraries and vendors. Galvin also secured a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant for Project ONEAL (Open Negotiation Education for Academic Libraries). The ONEAL project is a collaboration among Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis, Grand Valley and Belmont University.

Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, associate professor of integrative, religious and intercultural studies, and student Cam Stott were interviewed by Michigan Radio for a Stateside Podcast about the Three Fires Teaching Lodge.

Kyle Boone, director of Housing and Residence Life, was interviewed by WXMI-TV for a story about advice for first-year students during the first day of move-in.

Alexandra Locher, associate professor of biology and natural resources management, and Lawrence Burns, professor of psychology, were interviewed by the Grand Haven Tribune for a story about their project with the City of Grand Haven to protect trees from invasive species. 

Whitt Kilburn, associate professor of political science, was interviewed by WZZM-TV for a story about the gubernatorial race between Gretchen Whitmer and Tudor Dixon.

Paul Isely, associate dean of undergraduate programs for the Seidman College of Business, was interviewed by WOOD-TV for a story about student loan forgiveness and a story about how higher food costs affect families.

Dan Giedeman, professor of economics, was interviewed by WOOD-TV for a story about how inflation impacts back-to-school shopping.

Sketches

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

Sarah Hamsher, assistant professor of water resources, gave a virtual seminar, “A Diatom Adventure: Exploring Their Diversity, Taxonomy, Organellar Genomics and Ecology,” at Hope College.

Vinicius Lima, associate professor of visual and media arts, gave a presentation, Architecture for the One Designer, One Work Series, for AIGA, the Professional Association for Design.

Al Steinman, professor of water resources, gave a virtual seminar, “Michigan’s Blue Economy," for the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven.

Kim Ranger, liaison librarian, gave a presentation, "Engaging Identity and Positionality in Designing Library Subject Guides: The Landscape of Sovereign Tribal Nations and LGBTQ+ Peoples," at the Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference.

Prince Anyalebechi, professor of engineering, wrote an article, "Hydrogen Solubility in Liquid and Solid Pure Aluminum - Critical Review of Measurement Methodologies and Reported Values," published in the Materials Sciences and Applications Journal.

AWRI graduate student Jon Walt and Sean Woznicki, assistant professor of water resources, gave a presentation, “Mapping the Spread of Invasive Plants in Michigan Wetlands with Remote Sensing,” at the International Association for Landscape Ecology-North America Conference.

Adrienne Wallace, associate professor of communications, was a co-author of two articles that earned top teaching paper awards, "A Basecamp For Student Group Projects: Use of Project Management Software in the Classroom," and "Accomplices in the Public Relations Classroom: An Autoethnography of Social-justice and Anti-racism-informed Teaching," at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Detroit. Wallace serves as advisor to GrandPR, which placed third in the International Digital Marketing Competition and second in the AEJMC International Conference for the Best Practices Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the classroom competition.

Kevin Strychar, professor of water resources, wasa co-author of an article, "Stress Resistance and Adaptation of the Aquatic Invasive Species Tubastrea coccinea (Lesson, 1829) to Climate Change and Ocean Acidification," published in Water; Strychar was a co-author of three other articles published in Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, Water (Special Issue "Climate Change Studies of Coral Reefs"), and the International Journal of Biology. 

Steve Glass, professor of exercise science, gave a presentation, “Why Are All of the Cardiac Patients So Sick; Navigating Patient Care among a Growing Comorbidity Population,” for the Michigan Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 

Library faculty members Emily Frigo, Maya Hobscheid, Sheila Garcia Mazari, Hazel McClure and Samantha Minnis gave a presentation, "I Feel, Therefore I Can be Free: Managing the Emotional States of the Research Process," at the Michigan Academic Library Association Conference.

Catherine Meyer-Looze, associate professor and chair of educational leadership and counseling, and Gregory Warsen, assistant professor of education, were among authors of an article, "Resetting, Repurposing, and Reimagining a State Organization: A Case Study," published in the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation.

 

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