Welcome to our new faculty members at the Mount: Anna Goldhahn (business), Paul Hare (math), Rebekah Moore (physician assistant studies).
Welcome to our new staff members at the Mount: Chrissy O'Hara (athletics and recreation); James Snyder (buildings and grounds); Stephen Claytor (campus police); Margaret Ascolese and Colleen Good (education); Nancy Collins (fiscal), Erin Mulligan-Nguyen (institutional research); Nick McDonald (institutional technology); Cynthia Schmid-Perry (library services); Greg Goldschmidt (marketing); Stephanie Bogess (nursing); H. James Williams (president); Tamika Hurst (Upward Bound); and Claire Dean (wellness).
Congratulations to our faculty and staff who retired this year: John Ballard (business), Michael Klabunde (English and modern languages), Kathy McFarland (fiscal), Lynn Poynter (arts and humanities); Judy Schapker (education).
Congratulations to John Ballard, Ph.D., professor of management, who was selected as the winner in the career category by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for his book, “Decoding the Workplace: 50 Keys to Understanding People in Organizations.”
Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, Ph.D., ’70, professor of English, reviewed “The Nones Are Alight: A New Generation of Believers, Seekers, and Those in Between” by Kaya Oakes, for the St. Anthony Messenger Magazine.
Nancy Bramlage, SC, ’67, director of mission and ministry, received a NetVUE grant to fund The Quotes Project, which is the placement of quotes from people who were influential in the history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, and those whose lives and words support the values and beliefs of the founders of the Sisters of Charity, along walls of Mount St. Joseph University. She also helped develop the wall display of the History and Heritage of the Sisters of Charity and Mount St. Joseph University which is a series of panels that hang in the hallway next to Mater Dei Chapel. The panels depict the history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati leading up to present-day Mount St. Joseph University.
Ulli Brinksmeier, M.M., associate professor, department of music, presented a paper titled, “Immigration: Achievements and Perils at the Core of Our Nation” at the International Conference on Education, Psychology, and the Liberal Arts in Taipei, Taiwan in April.
Richard Davis, Ph.D., professor emeritus of biology and geology, chaired two sessions at the annual meeting of Region 8 of the Ohio Local History Alliance that was held at the Cincinnati Observatory in March.
Mary Kay Fleming, Ph.D., professor of psychology and academic assessment coordinator, won the Erma Bombeck Humor Writing Competition. The prize included $500 and free registration to the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, March 31-April 2.
Erin Hofmeyer, DPT, instructor and assistant director of clinical education, recently attended Advocacy Day for the Ohio Physical Therapy Association which focused on current physical therapy state issues and was held in Columbus in April.
Erin Hofmeyer, DPT, instructor and assistant director of clinical education, presented “Successful Mobility of the Geriatric Patient Undergoing Lower Extremity Total Joint Replacement: Current Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation Mobility in Practice” at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference in April.
Terri Hurdle, Ph.D., director of diversity and inclusion, was the honoree of a Tower of Strength Award by the University of Cincinnati’s African American alumni affiliate.
Paul Jenkins, M.A., director of library services, gave a talk titled, “The Beatles: Why They Mattered and Still Matter” at a meeting of the Westwood Historical Society on February 10.
Paul Jenkins, M.A., director of library services, wrote a bibliographic essay, “The Beatles: Will You Read My Book” in the May issue of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. The essay reviews the 100 best books ever written about the Beatles.
Nazneen Kane, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, was the recipient of the 2016 Women’s Leadership & Advocacy Award.
Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., professor of biology, presented a lecture and held a book signing for the Friends of the Petrie Museum of Egyptology at London University in England in January. His book, Tears of Re: Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt, was published by Oxford University Press.
Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., professor of biology, has been interviewed by dozens of media outlets including Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio for his expertise with the emergence of a brood of cicadas.
Charles Kroncke, Ph.D., professor of business, is a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tartu and was invited to present “Free Markets and International Health Care” at the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology in April. His presentation was based on his collaborative work with Ron White, Ph.D., professor of philosophy.
Keith Lanser, M.A., coordinator for service learning, received the Heart of the Community Award from the Center for Great Neighborhoods in November.
Keith Lanser, M.A., coordinator for service learning, worked collaboratively to secure a $5,000 renewable grant in October from the Cambridge Charitable Foundation to support the Mount’s new student philanthropy program which will begin in the fall of 2016.
Kate Lassiter, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious & pastoral studies, was honored with the Emerging Scholar Award at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning.
Kate Lassiter, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious & pastoral studies, co-authored an article on ministry and gender which was published in the International Journal of Practical Theology. Her monograph, Recognizing Other Subjects: Feminist Pastoral Theology and the Challenge of Identity, was published by Pickwick Publications.
Craig Lloyd, M.F.A., associate professor of art, served as a judge for the 2016 Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts.
Craig Lloyd, M.F.A., associate professor of art, had work included in two recent exhibitions: DAAP Made at the Malton Gallery in March-April, and the South West Ohio Plein Air Association Exhibition, Westheimer Gallery, Sharonville Fine Arts Center, in April. He also presented a lecture on the history of watercolor to the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society at the Cincinnati Art Club in April.
Craig Lloyd, M.F.A., associate professor of art, served as a CAA Career Services Mentor for artists’ portfolio review, at the College Art Association annual conference in Washington, D.C. in February.
Tim Lynch, Ph.D., professor of history, presented “Documenting the Dust Bowl: The Photography of the Farm Security Administration and the Music of Woody Guthrie” to the Advanced Placement American History students at Mother of Mercy High School.
Tim Lynch, Ph.D., professor of history, served as an external evaluator for an Ohio Humanities grant that sponsored a conference on "The Cooperative Economy: Building a Sustainable Future" which was held at Xavier University in April.
Tracy McDonough, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, and Lynda Crane, professor emeritus, were invited to submit an article for The Oral History Studies, published in China. Their article “Challenging the Stereotypes of People with Mental Illness: The Schizophrenia Oral History Project” will be translated into Chinese for the June publication.
Beth Murray, Ph.D., ’86, professor of biology, and Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., professor of biology and John Ballard, Ph.D., professor of management, were honored by the Ohioana Library at the annual celebration in April at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for the books they authored during 2015. Murray authored, “Overturning Wrongful Convictions: Science Serving Justice”; Kritsky authored, “The Tears of Re: Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt”; and Ballard authored, “Decoding the Workplace: 50 Keys to Understanding People in Organizations.”
Laura Saylor, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, was invited by The American Montessori Society to present at their national conference on “Developing Critically Reflective Pre-service Teachers through Clinical Supervision” in March in Chicago, Ill.
Garrison Song, Ph.D., assistant professor of business, gave an oral presentation titled, “Going public or not—private firm’s IPO decision and IPO long-run underperformance” at the Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI) international conference in San Antonio, Tex., in April.
Karl Zuelke, Ph.D., director of the writing and math & science centers, delivered the keynote address at the West Virginia Association of College English Teachers conference held at Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va., in April. His reading and talk were titled, “‘Butterfly, Kentucky’: A Literary Response to Mountaintop Removal.”