President's Newsletter October 2016

Faculty Excellence & Scholarship


As always, each semester there are many fine results of our faculty’s outstanding research and scholarship. Below are several examples, including efforts by several newer faculty members.

Mark Kaufman, assistant professor of English, delivered a paper titled “An Incident in Hyde Park: Sir Basil Thomson, Scotland Yard, and Wakean Coincidence” at the International James Joyce Symposium at the University of London. He also presented “Le Morte d’Arthur: Allegory and Ideology in Graham Greene’s The Human Factor” at the Conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies at the University of Rennes, France.

Ann Kriebel-Gasparro, assistant professor of nursing and director of the DNP program, presented "Primary Care of the Parkinson's Disease Patient" and "Integrating Palliative Care into an NP-DNP Program" at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference.

Eric Recktenwald, assistant professor of biology, in collaboration with colleagues from Temple, Penn State, and Rutgers Universities, published a research paper, "Representation of the visual field in the anterior thalamus of the leopard frog, Rana pipiens” in Neuroscience Letters, a peer reviewed neuroscience journal.

Fall Faculty Excellence Grant recipients included Josh Hayes for his work on “An Aristotelian Approach to Animal Welfare and A Politics to Come”; Ondra Kielbasa for her work on “Examining the Role of Myospryn in Muscle Differentiation,” and Donna Yarri, in support of her work on “Creative Writing in Ethics.” Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to our newest doctor, Travis Berger, assistant professor of business and coordinator for the Master's in Organizational Leadership program. Dr. Berger earned his Ph.D. in administration and leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


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