Mount St. Joseph University

Accomplishments and Accolades

Mount News: alumni magazine


Marsha Eifert-Mangine, Ed.D.,
Division of Health Sciences,
Department of Physical Therapy

Nancy Waldeck, Ph.D.,
Division of Business, Department
of Business Administration

Jill Russell, Ph.D., ’96,
Division of Behavioral and Natural
Sciences, Department of Biology

Drew Shannon, Ph.D.,
Division of Arts and Humanities,
Department of English and Modern Language


John Ballard, Ph.D., professor of business, participated in the Antioch Writers’ Workshop at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, Ohio, July 7-13. He attended the inaugural meeting of the Organization Design Community at Harvard Business School on August 3 and the Academy of Management meeting in Boston, August 3-7.

Robert Bodle, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and new media studies, presented his paper, “Monetizing Social Media: The Conditions of Sharing” at the Association of Internet Researchers’ annual conference, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, in October. The paper looks at how personalization services and advertising on Facebook may undermine the social conditions for deliberative democracy on social networking sites. The Association
of Internet Researchers is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of internet studies. The conference aims to gather leading scholars and help set direction for research within disciplines, as well as in interdisciplinary ventures.

Sharon Kesterson Bollen, Ed.D., ’68, professor of art, was honored by the Ohio Art Education Association at its annual convention in November with its Circa Society 45-Year Award for her long-term professional dedication to art education in the state and to the association.

Nancy Bramlage, SC, director of mission and ministry, was honored as a golden jubilarian, recognizing her 50 years of commitment to the Sisters of Charity with a Mass at the Motherhouse in September.

Jeanne Buccigross, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, was honored as a “Girl Scout Great.” The project highlights the accomplishments of current Girl Scouts and distinguished alumnae.

Lynda Crane, Ph.D., professor of psychology, and Tracy McDonough, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, served on a panel, “Voices Seeking Change, Understanding, Independence” at the 2012 Annual Oral History Association meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. They presented material from their current project, “Our Turn to Speak at Last: Stories of Living with Schizophrenia.

Ken Czillinger, M.Div., adjunct instructor in religious and pastoral studies, was honored with the first “Hope, Strength and Healing Award” by Companions on a Journey on Oct. 19, 2012. Ken was recognized for his work in bereavement ministry.

R.A. Davis, Ph.D., professor of biology and geology, gave a program at the main branch of the Boone County Public Library in Burlington, Ky. His presentation dealt with fossils, especially those of 450,000,000-year-old Ordovician bedrock
of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Tri-state area.

Lisa Dehner, Ph.D., PT, associate professor of physical therapy, was selected as the U.S. representative for the International Association of Physical Therapists Working with Older People (IPTOP). The efforts of IPTOP are directed toward enabling national organizations to work with older people through evidence-based practice, clinical specialization and collaborative practice with other disciplines. The association is a resource for physical therapists working with older people throughout the world.

Jeffrey Hillard, M.F.A., M.A., associate professor of English, launched a new writing workshop for writers in northern Cincinnati at Landmark Church in Evendale.

Karen Holtgrefe, DHS, PT, OCS, associate professor of physical therapy, was awarded the 2012 James Dunleavy Distinguished Service Award from the acute care section of the American Physical Therapy Association. This award
recognizes those who have made a substantial contribution to the acute care section.

Paul Jenkins, M.L.S., director of library services, wrote a song, “A Town Like No Other,” which is now available on iTunes. Mount student Becky Bedel sang the song and Mount student Dan Wilson played guitar for the track and recorded it.

Eric Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, published a paper in the December 2012 issue of the journal “Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics.”

Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., professor of biology, wrote the book, “The Quest for the Perfect Hive: A History of Innovation in Bee Culture,” which was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Ohioana Book Awards.

Charles Kroncke, Ph.D., associate professor, co-authored the paper, “Educational Attainment and the Gender Wage Gap: A comparison of Young Men and Women in 1984 and 2007,” which will be published in the Forum for Social Economics. He co-authored the paper with Josh Pitts.

Tim Lawson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was honored at the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities’ (GCCCU) 25th annual Celebration of Teaching luncheon held at Xavier University.

Jamie Leslie, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, attended the 2012 Regional Faculty and Health Care Cincinnati Educators’ Conference at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Jamie networked with other educators as well as
learned new insights and strategies to improve teaching, research and personal life.

Craig Lloyd, M.F.A., associate professor of art, had a photograph accepted into The Westcott House Foundation’s “House of Photography” exhibition. The theme of them exhibition is Urban Spaces and is on display at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio.

Tim Lynch, Ph.D., professor of history, published an op-ed piece on gun control entitled, “A Modest Proposal (Apologies to Jonathan Swift),” which ran in several local newspapers in Clermont and Brown counties (Ohio) in August.

Steve McCafferty, Ed.D., director of the principal licensure program, was elected the president-elect at the recent Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration (OCPEA) fall conference held at Wright State University. Steve will serve as president for 2013-2014. He served as the organization’s secretary this year.

Angela Miller, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, wrote a paper, “Envisioning a Curriculum of Possibility with Critical Literacy,” that was accepted to the 2013 American Education Researchers’ Association annual meeting. This is a prestigious international conference for which morethan 13,000 submissions are peer-reviewed annually. Angela presented the paper in San Francisco, Calif., in April.

Jennifer Morris, Ph.D., associate professor of history, and Helen Rindsberg, M.A., adjunct instructor of art, led a group of a dozen students to Japan where they were able to see shrines, temples and design elements they studied during the spring semester course titled, “Contemporary Japan and Its Roots,” which examined the art history and religion of the country from the Edo period to the present. The Japan Foundation Center for a Global Partnership awarded a grant of $35,800 to the Mount to help pay for the program.

Pete Mosher, D.P.T., PT, ACCE, assistant professor of physical therapy, attended the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2012 Educational Leadership Conference in Greenwich, Conn. He presented, “Preparing for the Future in PT Clinical Education: Grassroots Partnerships Between Academic Programs and Clinical Educators” with colleagues from Ohio and Kentucky to 150 clinical and academic educators from across the country.

Elizabeth Murray, Ph.D., ’86, professor of biology, recently published a book, “Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death,” which was selected as one of the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12: 2013 by the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA). Murray was also selected as one of “13 Women to Watch” in 2013 by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Alice Ann O’Neill, SC, DMA, adjunct instructor in music, was included in the November 2012 issue of Teaching Music magazine which is the publication for the National Association of Music Educators. The article is titled, “Workshop for Strings: Taking a Holistic Approach to the Bow Hold.”

Mary Orloff, biology lab coordinator, promoted FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) at the September Delhi Township Trustees’ meeting where she was presented with a proclamation declaring “Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week” in Delhi Township. She also contacted Ohio Governor John Kasich and Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory who signed proclamations for Ohio and Cincinnati, respectively. Mary helps lead FORCE support groups on the second Wednesday of every month.

Peter Robinson, Ph.D., associate professor of history, wrote a review of “Will Rogers: A Political Life” by Richard D. White, which appears in the September issue of the Journal of American History, considered one of the foremost history journals in the United States.

Brent Rogers, M.A., strength and conditioning coach, published an article in STACK magazine titled, “The Best Way to Build Speed for Track and Field This Off-Season.”

Cindy Stewart, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and criminology, presented at the American Society of Criminology National Conference in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 16, 2012, on a panel titled, “Technology and Criminal Justice.” Cindy also presented a paper titled, “Integrating Information Literacy into a Criminal Justice Curriculum.”

Robyn Stone, M.A., adjunct instructor of English, had poetry published in the Fall 2012 anthology, “A Few Good Words,” which was distributed by the Cincinnati Writer’s Project in December 2012.

John Trokan, D.Min., associate professor of religious studies, published a book review of Patrick Gray’s “Opening Paul’s Letter: A Reader’s Guide to Genre and Interpretation,” Baker Academics 2012 in “Catholic Studies,” August 2012. John also participated in a Jack Tale Storytelling Workshop facilitated by Octavia Sexton at Berea College in July.

Heritage Wall

Congratulations to the team whose hard work and dedication is evident in the wonderful Heritage and Mission Display in the hallway next to Mater Dei Chapel. The task force team, responsible for the initial planning and created the vision for the project, included Jeannette Bryson, Joell Angel-Chumbley, M.F.A., ’92, Velma Dailey ’98, Paul Jenkins, M.L.S., Isabella Kief ’03, Andy Leisring, Judy Metz, SC, ’66, Hannah Smith ’12, Andrea Stiles, John Trokan, D.Min., Nicki Veldhaus ’92, and Denny Young. The team that implemented the copy, design and fabrication of the project included Nancy Bramlage, SC, (copywriter), Joell Angel-Chumbley, M.F.A, ’92, (designer of the architectural layout and art director of the project),
Isabella Kief ’03 (designer), Judy Metz, SC, ’66 (copywriter), Jessica Staubach (student co-op and designer of the graphic panels), and Andrea Stiles (copywriter, mission project manager).