Fall 2016 | Mount St. Joseph University

Welcome to the following new faculty and staff members at the Mount: Autumn Richards, admission; Brennan Ryan and Colin Smith, athletics and recreation; Thomas Gooding and Stephanie Madura, athletic training; Maria Brown and Heather Charles, biology; Jaclyn Hoeffer, Kirsten Lambert, Bryan McKiddy and James Snyder, buildings and grounds; Lori Bonomini and Nicole Rottmueller-Jones, career and experiential education; Jenny Rebennack, children’s center; Ronald Kuker, fiscal operations; Michele Schwendenmann, health sciences; Lisa Kobman and Kayla Werner, human resources; Raye Allen, institutional advancement; Angelina Kolomoytseva and Alexei Nakonechnyi, instructional services; Charissa Qiu, mission and ministry; Jonathan Beiser, physician assistant, Robert Pennington, religious and pastoral studies; Montez Sorrells, upward bound; Kimberly LaChance, wellness.

Congratulations to the Mount faculty and staff, and Mary Kay Fleming, Ph.D., academic assessment coordinator, as the Mount was named one of the ten universities in the country to receive the Excellence in Assessment designation. The Mount joins the ranks with other exemplary universities for recognizing the institution’s commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes. The EIA designation is the first national program designed to recognize institutions engaging in intentional campus-wide assessment.


Robert Bodle, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and new media studies, recently co-edited Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising (Routledge 2016) that includes his chapter, “A Critical Theory of Advertising as Surveillance: Algorithms, Big Data, and Power.”

Torry Cornett, M. Ed., academic advisor and instructor, presented "Brother 2 Brother" Retention Initiative at Mount St. Joseph University in April. Torry also jointed the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative as a volunteer mentor in May.

Mary Ann Edwards, D.B.A., associate professor of business, presented the paper "Integrating Literature into a Marketing Course: Using Pride and Prejudice" at the Academy of Business Research Conference in New Orleans, La. on May 17, 2016.

Terri Hurdle, Ed.D., director of diversity and inclusion, received the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Award Tower of Strength Award from the University of Cincinnati.

Keith Lanser, M.A., coordinator of service learning, chaired the second annual Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network Community Partner Training Day, and delivered a presentation entitled "Exemplary Service Learning Case Studies" at the training day. Keith also joined the advisory board for the Ohio Campus Compact.

Sally Le Cras, DPT, PT, PCS, adjunct instructor of physical therapy, coauthored, “Commentary on ‘Effect of Knee Orthoses on Hamstring Contracture in Children With Cerebral Palsy: Multiple Single-Subject Study” in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Fall 2016.

Tracy McDonough, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology presented “Using oral histories of persons with schizophrenia to enhance student learning of mental illness” at the annual meeting of Ohio-Project Kaleidoscope in Columbus, Ohio, in May 2016.

Tracy McDonough, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, and Lynda Crane, Ph.D., professor emeritus, were interviewed about The Schizophrenia Oral History Project for The Other Side of the Mic podcast created by Kate Brenner for Amplify: The Oral History Podcast Network.

Elizabeth Murray, Ph.D., professor of biology, organized the first Tri-State Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness Day on October 15. Beth brought in law enforcement experts to educate the public on bringing awareness to missing and unidentified persons, offering children’s fingerprinting services through the Mount St. Joseph University and Delhi Township police departments, and coordinating efforts to preve

Kate Lassiter, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious and pastoral studies, was honored with the Emerging Scholar Award at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning in April.

BC Charles-Liscombe, Ed.D., ATC, associate professor of athletic training and Erin Lewis, M.Ed., ATC, assistant professor of athletic training, were invited to participate in the "Utilizing Standardized Patients in Athletic Training Education" workshop hosted by Indiana State University in June. The department intends to expand on its use of standardized patients in assessing athletic training students' clinical assessment, communication, and critical thinking skills.

BC Charles-Liscombe, Ed.D., ATC, and Brian Lewton, M.S., ATC, head athletic trainer, served on the medical staff of the Flying Pig Marathon. BC and Brian supervised a group of six athletic training students at the finish line and provided emergency care for half, full, and marathon relay competitors.

BC Charles-Liscombe, Ed.D., ATC, associate professor of athletic training, will present "Interprofessional Strategies for Integrating the Social Determinants of Health Into the Allied Health Curricula" at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) annual meeting in New Orleans, La. in October.

Kim Hunter, MBA, director of instructional technology, and Mary Kay Fleming, Ph.D., academic assessment coordinator and professor of psychology, presented a workshop entitled "Rating course-embedded student artifacts using Blackboard Outcomes" at the annual conference of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education in June in Milwaukee, WI.

Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., professor of biology, had his book, The Tears of Re: Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt, selected for the 2016 Books by Banks Book Festival which was held October 15, 2016 at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati.

Craig Lloyd, M.F.A., associate professor of art, had work included in two recent exhibitions: "Invitational Landscape Exhibition," University Club, Cincinnati, May through July, and "The View," all-Ohio landscape competition, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, May through July.

Bill Lonneman, D.N.P., RN, associate professor of nursing, will serve as a visiting associate professor at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wa. in spring 2017. The nursing program at WWU is new and Bill will be assisting with the RN-BSN program.

Tim Lynch, Ph.D., professor of history, published “Whether Trump Wins or Loses, the GOP Has to Change” on History News Network.

Susan Johnson, Ph.D., RN, professor of nursing, presented “Leadership in 10: Ten Strategies for Teaching Leadership to Nursing Students” at the Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit in Columbus, Ohio this spring.

Kathy Ray, M.Ed., tutor with Project EXCEL presented "The College Search for Students With Learning Differences" at the National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, at the Duke Energy Center on Sept. 11.

Jamal Rashed, Ph.D., MBA, served on the selection committee for the Cincinnati Business Courier’s CFO C-Suite Awards.

Drew Shannon, Ph.D., associate professor of English, spent part of the summer on a Mount Summer Research Grant at the Berg Collection of English and American Literature at the New York Public Library in New York City, studying the original manuscripts of Virginia Woolf's diaries for his forthcoming book, The Deep Old Desk: A Biography of the Diary of Virginia Woolf. Though he'd visited the Berg Collection before, this was the first time Drew was actually able to examine the original manuscripts. In addition, he spent the summer working on the 2014 and 2015 official bibliographies for the International Virginia Woolf Society, for which he is the Historian/Bibliographer; he was assisted by Joshua Zeller, a senior English major, as part of a new Liberal Arts course, Research and Bibliography. The bibliographies will be published on the International Virginia Woolf Society website.



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