Faculty and staff sketches

October 11, 2022 (Volume 46, Number 4)

German shepherd licks the face of Jill Hinton Wolfe as she sits on the floor.

Hannah, a German shepherd guide dog, licks the face of Jill Hinton Wolfe, military and veterans resource manager, who was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa.

Photo Credit: Amanda Pitts

In the News

Jill Hinton Wolfe, military and veterans resource manager, was interviewed by WOOD-TV for a story about getting a leader dog to help her navigate after being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa.

Todd Buckingham, visiting professor of exercise science, was interviewed by Runner's World for a story about how ballistic stretching can lead to injuries.

Belinda Bardwell, program director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, was interviewed by WOOD-TV for a story about how the university celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day.

Sketches

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. 

Dawn DeVries, associate professor and program chair for recreational therapy, and Betsy Williams, librarian, were co-authors of an article, "A Qualitative Study of the Process Undergraduate Health Professions Students Utilize while Conducting a Scoping Review," published in the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice.

Katie Papke, adjunct faculty of social work, received the 40 under 40 Boston Congress Public Health Catalyst Award and was a co-author of an article, "The Impact of Human Trafficking on Veterans: Increasing Awareness among Veterans and Employees through Education," published in HPHR.

Brenda Tooley, associate director for the Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement, wrote a chapter, Eighteenth Century, for a book, Palgrave Handbook of Utopian and Dystopian Literatures, published by Springer.

Jim Penn, professor of geography and sustainable planning, chaired the symposium on Equitable Commercialization and gave a presentation, "Camu Camu Fruit Harvests in Western Amazonia: Success and Concerns for a Long-term Community Resource Management Effort," at the Society for Economic Botany/International Society for Ethnobiology meeting at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.

Laila McCloud, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, gave a presentation, "Advising & Supporting in Student Affairs: A Critical Self-Awareness Approach," for the American College Personnel Association webinar series, ACPA2Go.

Sok Kean Khoo, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, was a co-author of an article, "Effect of Doxycycline-release Anastomostic Augmentation Ring on Porcine Colorectal Anastomosis," published in Journal of Surgical Research.

Al Steinman, professor of water resources, will collaborate with the Michigan Economic Center and University of Akron on facilitating a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to conduct a social and economic evaluation of the Great Lakes Way, a proposed 160-mile greenway and blueway from southern Lake Huron to western Lake Erie.

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