Faculty and staff sketches

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Faculty and staff members who have written articles, given presentations or received accolades are listed below
Image Credit: Amanda Pitts

Faculty and staff members who have written articles, given presentations or received accolades are listed below. The campus community can self-submit a sketch online for future publication.

In the News

The Career Center honored students, faculty and staff members, and supervisors from area business and organizations for their dedication to student interns. Suzanne Zack, affiliate professor of film and video production for the Department of Visual and Media Arts, was named Outstanding Internship Advocate of the Year; Plante Moran and Lake Michigan Credit Union were named Outstanding Internship Employer, profit and nonprofit, respectively. More information is online at gvsu.edu/careers.

WGVU Public Media won 12 awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, including Station of the Year for public radio. WGVU won two "Best" awards and five "Merit" awards in the Public Television category and four "Best" awards and one "Merit" award in the Public Radio category. 

Michelle Miller-Adams, professor of political science, wrote an op-ed, "We Need Tuition-Free College. For Adults," published in the New York Times. 


Career Center staff members Dayna Phillips and Nick Debernardi hosted a professional development training for school counselors with the Ottawa ISD. They focused on the question, “How do we help students in the post-secondary world make plans for their future?”

Liaison librarians Betsy Williams and Barbara Harvey, and Christopher Kierkus, professor of criminal justice, were co-authors of an article, "Health Information Use After Graduation: Are We Preparing Our Students for Professional Practice?" published in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.

Michael Webster, professor English, gave a presentation, "The Poetry of Silence: E. E. Cummings and Chinese and Japanese Poetry," at the February Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, held at the University of Louisville.

Zsuzsanna Palmer, assistant professor of writing, was a co-author of a chapter, "Internationalizing the Communication Classroom via Technology and Curricular Strategy: Pedagogical Takeaways from a Three-way Online Collaboration Project," in a book, Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum in an Age of Globalization: Why, What, and How.

Rita Rodriguez, affiliate faculty of nursing, has passed the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam.

Monica Johnstone, CLAS director of communications and advancement, has had her textile work "Edenic" selected for inclusion in UICA’s Manufactured Narratives: Chronicles of Textile Artists.