Faculty and staff sketches

photo of Lubbers Student Services Center
The Lubbers Student Services Center is pictured. News briefs, including an office within the Dean of Students Office with a name change, and faculty sketches are listed below.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below. The campus community can self-submit a sketch online for future publication.


New office in Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs announced the designation of the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR), formerly known as Student Conduct within the Dean of Students Office.

OSCCR, led by Anthony T. Williams Jr., is responsible for addressing all allegations of student, organizational and academic misconduct. OSSCR also offers conflict resolution services including conflict coaching, facilitated dialogues and mediations.

Williams said OSCCR’s philosophy is rooted in restorative practices, social justice and education.

“We provide students with support when conflict arises by assisting them in taking an active role in identifying harms and in designing restorative measures,” he said.

Interactive workshops are available for students, faculty and staff members. For more information, visit gvsu.edu/osccr.



WGVU Public Radio is expanding its coverage in West Michigan. Under an agreement with Goodrich Radio LLC, WGVU-FM is being carried on Goodrich’s 95.3 FM in Grand Rapids (W237CZ). This expands WGVU-FM’s coverage to include better reception in downtown Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Kentwood and Ada.

Susan Strouse, associate professor of nursing, gave a virtual presentation, “Building the Science of Nursing Education," at the Nursing Education Research Interest Group Symposium for the MNRS 2020 conference. 

Rebecca Davis, associate dean for research and scholarship, KCON, and a DNP student gave a virtual presentation, “Driving Self-Perceptions in Persons with Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease," at the Gerontological Nursing Research Interest Group for the MNRS 2020 conference. Davis gave another presentation, "Recruiting Older Adults who Live in Senior Living Residences to Participate in a Longitudinal Clinical Trial," at the same conference

Kirkhof College of Nursing faculty members Deborah Bambini, Joy Washburn, Karen Burritt and Grace Huizinga have written simulation scenarios for a publication, Clinical Simulations for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: A Comprehensive Guide for Faculty, Students, and Simulation Staff.

Bopi Biddanda, professor of water resources, wrote an article, "Abrupt Continental Ice Loss and Sea Level Rise," published in Science; and was a co-writer of an article, "Microhabitats are Associated with Diversity-productivity Relationships," published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, wrote an article, "Making Meaningful Sense of Creativity Through the Metaphor of Marriage," published in Creative Academic Magazine. 

Robert Johnson, adjunct professor of nursing, wrote an article, “Farewell to Prognosis in Shared Decision-Making,” published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.



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