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Faculty and staff sketches

Posted on May 20, 2013

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below.

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James Dunn, professor of biology, was interviewed by several news outlets, including WOOD-TV and WZZM-TV, about flood plain mosquitoes.


Nursing faculty members Susan Harrington, Nancy Schoofs and Melodee Vanden Bosch gave a presentation, “Flipping the Classroom,” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference in Chicago.

Ross Sherman, associate professor of movement science, received a grant from the Padnos International Center to visit Kingston University in London, where he met with faculty and students. Sherman and Amy Crawley, affiliate professor of movement science, gave a presentation,”Police Academy Cadets: Methods of Fitness Testing and Training,” at the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Conference, in Norfolk, Virginia.

John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, wrote an article, “Moving Physical Education beyond the Gymnasium: Creating Activity Permissible Classrooms,” published in

John Weber, professor of geology, wrote a chapter, “Impact Geology: Central Uplift, Kentland Impact Structure, Newton County Stone (Kentland) Quarry, Indiana, USA,” published in the Geological Society of America Field Guide Book 31.

Kevin Strychar, associate professor at the Annis Water Resources Institute, gave a presentation, “Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Why it Isn’t a Myth Perpetuated by Bad Science,” at the Spring Lake District Library.

Donald Mitchell Jr., assistant professor of education, received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from Student Life. He also was selected to participate in the RWJF New Connections Seventh Annual Symposium.

Shawn Bultsma, assistant professor of education, was appointed to the board of editors for the Malaysian Online Journal of Counseling.

Monica Johnstone, director of communications and advancement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, had three pieces, Ars & Tekne, Wombat Dreaming, and Hawaiian Women’s Petition of 1897, accepted into the juried annual fiber arts show, “Fiber577,” held in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Steve Glass, professor of movement science, gave presentations, “Use of Electromyography to Study Muscle Activation” and “Current Trends in Strength Training,” as an invited speaker at the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic.

Adriel A. Hilton, assistant vice president for inclusion initiatives, co-wrote an article, “The Relevance of Black Law Schools,” published in the Southern University Law Review. He also gave a presentation, “How to Identify, Recruit and Retain Faculty of Color in Critical Shortage Teaching Areas ...,” at the Keeping Our Faculty of Color Symposim at the University of Minnesota.

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