Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff members who have given virtual presentations or had their research published are detailed below.

Nov 30, 2020


Students enrolled in accelerated degree program want bachelor's degree for job security

In this most unusual of academic years, more than 150 adult students have committed to pursuing a bachelor's degree through Grand Valley's new accelerated, online program.

Nov 20, 2020


Schaub named dean of Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Mark Schaub was named dean of the college after serving as acting and interim dean since February 2019.

Nov 3, 2020


Now doctoral student, GVSU graduate will give presentation for Kutsche Office of Local History

GVSU graduate Dani Willcutt took a winding path to a doctoral degree program at Michigan State University that merges her two passions -- history and food.

Nov 3, 2020


Civil Discourse program will host post-election conversation series

Following what has been a divisive presidential election, the Padnos-Sarosik Civil Discourse Program will host a series of conversations for the campus community.

Oct 27, 2020


Decision to stay overseas during quarantine turns into business opportunity for student

Senior Nate Anderson already has an answer when potential employers ask him about adversity during a job interview. Anderson, who will graduate in April with a bachelor's degree in marketing, said he will talk about the challenges of spending COVID-19 quarantine in a country 9,000 miles from home.

Oct 20, 2020


McNair Scholars transition undergraduate research projects to online formats

Words like pivot and persevere are often used to describe how students transitioned to remote learning due to COVID-19. David Martin, director of the McNair Scholars program, added courage when describing how 17 undergraduates adapted their research to online formats. The McNair Scholars program, a federally funded TRIO program, supports first-generation and underrepresented students who want to pursue doctoral programs.

Oct 13, 2020


Flint pediatrician will discuss public health, public trust during Great Michigan Read virtual event

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who uncovered the impact lead in Flint's water system was having on children, will discuss public health and environmental inequality during a virtual event presented in partnership by Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History and Grand Rapids Public Library.

Oct 12, 2020


Faculty work in partnership to fill care packages for students in isolation, quarantine

The We Care Project is a collaborative effort among faculty, the Dean of Students' care team, and Housing and Residence Life.

Sep 25, 2020


Back in the classroom, Haas enjoys teaching remotely

Two of Grand Valley's colleges can lay claim to having a former university president among the faculty members who are teaching classes in the fall semester.

Sep 18, 2020