November 2014 | Mount St. Joseph University

Welcome to the following new employees at the Mount: Gina Bath, Kristin Clephane, Elizabeth Corbo, Amy Demko, Mike Dittmer, Andrea Donegan, Alesha Graves, Nathan Hoffmeier, Terri Hurdle, Keith Lanser, Rebecca Leighty, Meghann Littrell, Ganesh Malla, Sandra Matthias, Nick McDonald, Kristine McDonough, Rebecca Noble, Martha Schneider, Garrison Song, Karen Stirk, Joel Thierstein, Marsha Watts, Lenee Williams, James Yaeger, Jr.

CONGRATULATIONS  to John Ballard, Ph.D., professor of management, who presented the paper "Connecting Research and Practice by Blogging: The Case of 'Leadership, Management, and Life in the Workplace' ” at the Midwest Academy of Management meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. on Oct. 3. He was also honored with a Best Reviewer Award.

Elizabeth Barkley, Ph.D., professor of English, was recently recognized for literary and artistic achievement by the Hamilton County Committee of the Ohioana Library Association and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for her 2013 book, “Life After Death: Practical Help for the Widowed."

Robert Bodle, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and new media studies, organized the workshop “Anonymity by Design: Protecting While Connecting” and presented “Anonymity is a Human Right” at the Ninth Annual Internet Governance Forum, September 2-5, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey. Bodle also chaired the workshops, “Human Rights for the Internet: From Principles to Action” and the “Council of Europe Open Forum – Your Internet, Our Aim: Guide Internet Users to Their Human Rights.” The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), convened by the United Nations (UN), is the largest global multi-stakeholder meeting on Internet policy dialogue and draws more than 3,500 participants from governments, civil society, private sector, and the technical community from around the world.

Sheree Brown, tutor, Project EXCEL, wrote a poem, "Curve Convergence," which was published in the Weekly Avocet on Sept. 24.

BC Charles-Liscombe, Ed.D., ATC, chair of athletic training, recently presented at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. His poster presentation "Using A Faculty Learning Community To Implement Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the Small College/University Environment" was developed in collaboration with Dr. Rosanne Thomas, chair of physical therapy; and Dr. Gail Burns, Assistant Dean of Nursing and Dr. Mary Kishman. The poster was based on the work of the faculty members in a 2013-2014 IPE Faculty Learning Community. The four lead authors were FLC facilitators in 2013- 2014. Other FLC members included: Dr. Marsha Eifert-Mangine (PT), Dr. Karen Holtgrefe (PT), Dr. Kathy Hulgin (Education), Dr. Bill Lonneman (Nursing), Dr. Judy Singleton (Social Work), and Dr. Angela Wolfe (AT).

Lynda Crane, Ph.D., professor emeritus in psychology, and Tracy McDonough, Ph.D., associate professor in psychology, published an article titled "Living with Schizophrenia: Coping, Resilience, and Purpose" in The Oral History Review in May.

R.A. Davis, Ph.D., M.S., B.A., professor emeritus of biology and geology, was an invited presenter at an event, “Meet a Meteorite” at the Cincinnati Observatory, on Nov. 4. His topic was titled, “Meteorites and ‘Meteor-Wrongs’ and How to Tell Them Apart.”

R. A. Davis, Ph.D., M.S., B.A., professor emeritus of biology and geology, was one of a team of two judges of competitive fossil-exhibits at the Cincinnati Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show on May 3, the Cincinnati Gardens.

Catie Geraci, admission counselor, was elected secretary for the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC). She also was the recipient of the 2014 New Member Award, which is given to young professionals who have made significant contributions to OACAC with less than five years of involvement. Catie and Calista Stone presented at the OACAC Conference on the topic of “LD: the D stands for Difference”- geared for high school counselors working with students who have specified learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD.

Karen Holtgrefe, D.H.S., P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, presented on the topic of "Treating Patients with Respiratory Disorders" in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 20.

Karen Holtgrefe, D.H.S., P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, attended the Item Bank Review Committee of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, Sept. 5-7, 2014 in Alexandria, Va.

Susan Johnson, Ph.D., RN, professor of nursing, took part in a poster presentation entitled "Using the 5 T's to Lead Faculty in Online Course Development" at the 9th Annual National NLN/Elsevier Technology Conference in Nashville, Tenn., in October.

Craig Lloyd, MFA, associate professor of art, has work included in two recent exhibitions: The American Artists Professional League 86th Grand National Exhibition 2014 in New York City, N.Y., Nov. 9-Nov. 21, where he received the Ridgewood Art Institute Award, and Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Arts Gallery, Annapolis, Md., Oct. 31 – Nov. 22.

Craig Lloyd, MFA, associate professor of art, had two paintings selected into the 2014 Juried Alumni Exhibition at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, May 22 – June 13.

Craig Lloyd, MFA, associate professor of art, had four small landscape paintings included in the South West Ohio Plein Air Painters exhibition at the Westheimer Gallery, Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Sharonville, Ohio.

Tim Lynch, Ph. D., professor of history, reviewed Depression Folk: Vernacular Music in the 1930s for University of North Carolina Press. Tim was again selected to be a Visiting Scholar at the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute "Voice Across Time" to be held at the University of Pittsburgh next summer. He also published "Unions Helped Middle Class Grow" in the Labor Day edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Tracy McDonough, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, was selected for and participated in the 2014 Catching Stories Oral History Institute at Kenyon College in June.

Tracy McDonough, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and Linda Crane, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology, were interviewed by the Oral History Review Managing Editor Troy Reeves about their work on The Schizophrenia Oral History Project. The project was also the subject of an article published in the New York Times (“Stories as a Window into Schizophrenia by Anne Saker, May 8, 2014). Listen to the podcast at: or read the story at:

Robyn Stone, adjunct instructor of English, had two poems published in Blue Collar Review Literary Journal.


See All


See All