Faculty and staff sketches

Padnos Hall photo with blue sky, clouds and fountain
Faculty accolades and note about the passing of a community member and accolades for a student program are listed below.
Image credit - Valerie Hendrickson

Retired physics faculty member dies

Daniel Andersen, who joined Grand Valley's faculty in 1964, died in early May at age 95.

Andersen, an emeritus professor, taught physics and astronomy classes until retiring in 1993. View the obituary online.

Student-run PR program earns national affiliation

GrandPR, a student-run communication firm and program of the GVSU Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, received national affiliation by PRSSA National. GrandPR was one of only 33 firms to receive the distinction. This is the fourth time GrandPR has received such recognition.


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

Lisa Kenyon, professor of physical therapy, was a co-author of articles, "Stand-on-demand: a Qualitative Study Exploring Stakeholder Perspectives of Pediatric Powered Wheelchair Standing Devices, published in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology; "Make it Fun: a Qualitative Study Exploring Key Aspects of Power Mobility Interventions for Children," and "Motivate-to-Move: Development of an Intervention Promoting Parental Adherence to Early Power Mobility Programs," both published in Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.

Dianne Slager, assistant professor of nursing, was a co-author of an article, "A Multi-site Study on Knowledge, Perceived Motivators, and Perceived Inhibitors to Precepting Nursing Students within the Clinical Environment in Ghana," published in the journal Nursing Research and Practice. 

Jennifer Pope, associate professor of marketing, served as a co-editor of a book, Business and Society: Making Management Education Relevant for the 21st Century, published by Springer International Publishing.

Steven Dahlquist, associate professor of marketing, gave a presentation, "Effects of Green Product Demands in Industrial Channels," at the American Marketing Association Winter Academic Conference.

Sok Kean Khoo, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, was a co-author of an article, "Gene Expression Analysis of Human Prostate Cell Lines with and without Tumor Metastasis Suppressor CD82," published in BMC Cancer.

Jason Crouthamel, professor of history, served as co-editor of a book, Languages of Trauma: History, Memory and Media, published by University of Toronto Press.

Nursing faculty members Amy Manderscheid, Elizabeth Pohl and their students wrote an article, "Drivers for Seeking the DNP Degree and Competencies Acquired as Reported by Nurses in Practice," published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Don Cooper, assistant vice president for charter schools, gave testimony March 11 at the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Aid and Department of Education on how the pandemic has impacted the academic achievement of K-12 students in Michigan.

Movement science faculty members Ross Sherman and Brian Hatzel gave a webinar, "Segmental Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to Assess and Manage Soft-Tissue Injury," as part of the InBody Presents series.

Seidman College of Business faculty members Christian Glupker, Paul Isley and Julie Cowie completed an economic impact study, Grand Rapids Public Museum Proposed Redesign and Expansion.


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