Faculty and staff sketches

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Faculty and staff members who published articles, gave presentations or received grants are listed.
Image credit - Valerie Hendrickson

In the News

Two episodes from WGVU's “Shaping Narratives” TV series were nominated for Emmys by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 

The series, supported by a W.K. Kellogg grant, was a collaboration between WGVU and Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Integrative Studies faculty members Melanie Shell-Weiss and Andrea Riley-Mukavetz; Lin Bardwell, NAAC program coordinator; and Steve Chappell, grants manager for WGVU, were among the people who worked on these episodes. Emmy winners will be announced in June.

Jeanine Beasley, professor of occupational science and therapy, was interviewed for the Arthritis Foundation National Podcast, "Live Yes With Arthritis," and discussed the benefits of occupational therapy for people with arthritis.

John Lipford, affiliate professor of hospitality and tourism management, was interviewed by the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association Magazine for a story about the future of cannabis tourism. Lipford created an HTM course, "Cannabis Tourism and Regulations," which is the first cannabis-based tourism course in the U.S.

A May 25 New York Times article, "The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking," was produced in a joint effort that included work from the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism, an organization led by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, assistant professor of multimedia journalism. Kelly Lowenstein is executive director of the global organization committed to journalists covering overlooked issues while seeking solutions.


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. 

Daisy Fredricks, assistant professor of education, was a co-author of an article, "Novice Teachers' Use of Pedagogical Language Knowledge to Humanize Language and Literacy Development," published in TESOL Journal. Fredricks gave a presentation, "I Have No Other Options: Immigrant Youth Perspectives on Stress and Coping in US Schools," at the American Association of Applied Linguistics virtual conference.

Elena Lioubimtseva, professor of geography and sustainable planning, was a co-author of an article, "Dataset of 36 Publicly Available Multi-issue Climate Change Adaptation Plans of Small and Mid-size Urban Communities in France and the United States," published in Mendeley Data. Lioubimtseva also received a $10,000 grant from Michigan Space Grant Consortium for a project, "Michigan Resources on Climate and Land Change Education: Vulnerability and Justice."

Ayana Weekley, associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies, was accepted into a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: Hurston on the Horizon: Past, Present, which will be held virtually in July.

Michael P. Lombardo, professor of biology, and Robert Deaner, professor of psychology, were co-authors of an essay, "How Humans Became the Best Throwers on the Planet," published in The Conversation.

Benjamin Walsh, associate professor of management, is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and was named to a task force charged with developing SIOP's anti-harassment policy and plan to implement it.

AWRI's Bopi Biddanda, Anthony Weinke and a student were co-authors of an article, "A Glimpse of the Otherworldly 'Lakescape' at the Bottom of the Middle Island Sinkhole in Lake Huron," published in Eos.

Vice Provost for Health staff members Jean Nagelkerk and Jeff Trytko; and Theresa Bacon-Baguley, associate dean for research, College of Health Professions, were among the co-authors of an article, "Interprofessional Education to Community Outpatient Rehabilitation Health Professionals for Treatment of U.S. Veterans with Brain Injuries," published in the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 

Richard Rediske, professor of water resources, and students gave presentations, "Investigation of Escherichia coli Coliform contamination in the Pigeon River Watershed" and "Investigation of Escherichia coli Contamination in Little Black Creek," at the virtual Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters Conference.


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