President's Newsletter July 2013

Faculty Excellence & Scholarship

Faculty research was expanded this past year, supported by a record investment from the university of $153,000. Congratulations to all faculty members involved!

Faculty Excellence Grants for summer 2013 and their area of focus include:

Gregory Chown
Advanced clinical competency course development and a publication 

Rose Chinni
Analysis of additives in energy drinks, carbonated beverages and enhanced water 

Stephen Campion
Bioinformatics analysis of major protein families

Bongrae Seok
Book chapter project on the logic and phenomenology of space

A. Janae Sholtz
Chapter three: Heidegger on Art and chapter four: Deleuze on Art from "The Invention of a People: Art and the Political in Heidegger and Deleuze" 

Donna Yarri
Development of an honors course on The Holocaust

Tufan Tiglioglu and Peggy Bowen Hartung 
Digital leadership for local and global resilience 

Ondra Kielbasa
Establishment of an independent scientific research program

Theresa Adams and Neil Penny 
Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Initiative at the graduate level

Di You
Impact of internship experiences on students’ ethical sensitivity, ethical reasoning and moral distress

Ana Ruiz, Judith Warchal and Di You 
Is the Teaching of Ethics to Psychology Majors Reflected in Syllabi? 

Mary Seamon-Zellers
Measuring the Effects of Fine Motor Interventions on Pre-School Children 

Dolores Bertoti
Manuscript preparation and faculty mentoring

Victoria Williams and Peggy Bowen Hartung 
Native Americans in Modern America 

Spencer Stober
Nature-centered leadership

Erin Way
Psychology of play course

Erin Way and Elizabeth Matteo 
Relational Development Psychology Laboratory

Jodi Radosh and Tufan Tiglioglu 
Service-Learning for Doctoral Programs in Leadership 

Adam Heinze 
Temperature impacts on behavior

Elizabeth Matteo, Ana Ruiz, Erin Way, Judith Warchal, and Di You 
The Effects of Art Programming on Children’s Creative Thinking

Karen Ann Cameron and Peter Rampson
The Experience of Assisi: Gallery Photography Exhibit and Opening Lecture

Kevin Donnelly
The new intellectual hierarchy: Mongrelist sociology in America, 1918 – 1937

Five promising projects were funded in the second year of Innovation Grants

Kera Wierzbicki and Kevin Burns
Campus-wide safety training through Alvernia LMS

Shanna Bossler and Jason Deitz
Creation of a Virtual Veterans Center

Ondra Kielbasa
Development of a course in the area of cell biology

Claire Murphy Greg Chown and Robyn Eisenhauer
Interdisciplinary education collaboration with nursing and OT

Alicia Sprow and Tom Porrazzo
Outdoor Adventure Leadership (OAL) program

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president's newsletter july 2013

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