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Posted on August 14, 2017

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Pettibone earns teaching excellence award

Justin Pettibone, affiliate faculty of liberal studies, earned the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Council for Accelerated Programs at its conference in Denver in July.

Pettibone teaches courses in the Accelerated Liberal Studies Leadership program, which allows participants with earned college credits to complete a bachelor's degree within 19 months. 

Anne Hiskes, dean of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, said the innovative program helps create educational access for nontraditional learners. Faculty members involved in the program are also innovative, she said.

"Students take one class every week, so it's a big commitment from faculty to teach effectively, while focusing on leadership development," Hiskes said. "It very fitting that Justin be recognized for his teaching; he is a selfless person and contributes to the core faculty as an affiliate."



Barbara Hooper, assistant professor of nursing, was certified as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator by the Society for Simulation in Health Care.

Robert Johnson, visiting professor of nursing, wrote an article, "Why It's Not OK for Doctors to Participate in Executions," published in the Annals of Palliative Medicine.

Wendy Burns-Ardolino, professor of liberal studies, participated in the Higher Education Resource Services Institute at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She was sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Ginny Peterson, professor of geology, was named chair of the Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, and Laura Kapitula, assistant professor of statistics, wrote an article, "An Activity-Permissible Classroom: Impacts of an Evidence-Based Design Solution on Student Engagement and Movement in an Elementary School Classroom," published in Children, Youth & Environments.