October 2015 | Mount St. Joseph University

Welcome to our new faculty members at the Mount: Harshini Siriwardane (business); Pierre Rivolta (criminology); Jan Maltinsky and Kathy McMahon-Klosterman (education); Rachel Hollingsworth (health and wellness); Paul Hare and Allison Perkins (math); Brian Thesing and Krysti Trevor (nursing); Patrick Cafferty and Rebekah Moore  (physician assistant studies).

Welcome to our new staff members at the Mount: Torry Cornett (academic advising center); Patrick Gibboney (admission); Elizabeth Cox, Tera Davis, Brian Lewton, Chrissy O’Hara (athletics and recreation); Melissa Hoeffer (buildings and grounds); Stephen Claytor and Jack Kraft (campus police); Margaret Ascolese and Colleen Good (education); Julie Dryer (health sciences) Elizabeth Morales (institutional research); Cynthia Schmid-Perry (library services) LaQuana Gordon (mail services); Greg Goldschmidt (marketing); Tamiika Hurst (Upward Bound).

CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Jean Blink, MBA, adjunct instructor, presented “TutorGen: a Carnegie Mellon Start-up for Providing Adaptive Learning at Scale” from an invited paper at the Artificial Intelligent in Educational Data Mining (AIED 2015) academic conference in Madrid, Spain in June.

Robert Bodle, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and new media studies, advocated internet rights at the UN’s Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland this summer. He supported the 2015 HRC report on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communications by David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, for the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition. He contributed one of his publications to the report. While in Switzerland, Robert attended University of Geneva’s graduate internet law program.

Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, Ph.D., professor of English, presented a session in July to the senior group at St. Maximilian Kolbe parish in West Chester called "Don't Miss These Books!" She also reviewed Garry Wills' book "The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis" for the September 15 issue of "St. Anthony Messenger," the official commemorative issue for the pope's September trip to the United States.

R. A. Davis, Ph.D., M.S., B.A., professor emeritus of biology and geology, was the invited speaker at the meeting of the Goshen Township Historical Society in August. His topic was the Grand Army of the Republic, the best known of the veterans’ organizations founded in the years after the American Civil War.

R. A. Davis, Ph.D., M.S., B.A., professor emeritus of biology and geology, made a presentation at the annual Civil War event at Heritage Village Museum, Sharon Woods Park, Sharonville, Ohio, in July. His topic was the Grand Army of the Republic, the best known of the veterans’ organizations founded in the years after the American Civil War. The GAR was a very important social force in the United States and dominated politics in this country until after 1900; indeed, at least five U.S. Presidents are said to have been members of the GAR.

Lisa Dehner, D.P.T., professor of physical therapy, presented "A Unique Lab Experience Helps Young PT Students Relate to Older Adults" at the World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT) in Singapore in May.

Julie Flanders, M.L.S., librarian, published an article in the July/August issue of College & Research Libraries News entitled "Online resources for writers: Advice, tips, and networking."

Mary Kay Fleming, Ph.D., academic assessment coordinator and professor of psychology, published an article entitled "Unexplored variables in course-embedded assignments: Is there an elephant in the room?" in the July-August issue of Assessment Update.

Karen Holtgrefe, D.H.S, P.T., associate professor of physical therapy presented at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association's Annual Conference in April. The topic of her three presentations were entitled, "Change Theory and Cardiovascular Prevention, Health, and Wellness: Guiding Patients/Clients to Improving Their Health," "Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription Across the Lifespan," and "A Physical Therapist's Journey to Health and Wellness: Finally Ready to Change."

Terri Hurdle, Ed.D., director of diversity and inclusion, graduated from the 2015 class of WE LEAD, a ten-month leadership program for accomplished women in mid- to upper-level management positions, business owners, and top leaders looking to develop the leadship skills necessary to achieve groundbreaking results for themselves, their organizations and communities. She also served as the keynote speaker for Franklin College’s Martin Luther King Day. Terri is also a member of the Cincinnati Chief Diversity Officer roundtable committee and participated on a panel on September 2 that focused on inclusionary practices in the workplace.

Paul Jenkins, M.A., director of library services, was interviewed by Dave Schwartz of WPKN (an NPR station in Connecticut) about the famous folk singer, Richard Dyer-Bennet. In 2011, Paul published a biography of the singer (Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel).

Nazneen Kane, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper entitled “Mormons and the New Racism” at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Chicago in August. Nazneen’s essay entitled "Feminisms, Marxist and Socialist" was accepted for publication in "The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies" (2015).

Marge Kloos, SC, D.Min., was elected to serve a four-year term on the Executive Leadership Council of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

Jamie Leslie, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of nursing, recently received a grant from the Omicron Omicron chapter of Sigma Theta Tau for her research project titled, “Normo-carbohydrate Nutrition.”

Craig Lloyd, M.F.A., associate professor of art, had work included in two recent exhibitions: "American Landscapes 2015", National Juried Painting Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Md., August 14-September 1; "71st Ohio Annual Exhibition", Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio, June 11−August 21. He served as the awards judge for the 2015 Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition in August.

Tim Lynch, Ph.D., professor of history, served as a Visiting Scholar for a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute, Voices Across Time: American History Through Music. This summer institute for teachers took place during June and July at the University of Pittsburgh.

Beth Murray, Ph.D., professor of biology, will receive the distinguished alumni award from the University of Cincinnati’s McMicken College.

Jamal Rashed, Ph.D., dean of business, served as a panelist on the Cincinnati Business Courier’s C-Suite Awards. He was joined by the deans of Xavier University, Miami University, University of Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky University.

Robyn Stone, adjunct instructor of English, had her book of poetry, ‘Uncertain Rustling'  published in a second edition, along with her second book, 'The Emperor and His Rose Garden' by Oloris Publishing, to celebrate National Poetry Month 2015.

Jean Shannon, D.P.T., P.T., assistant professor of physical therapy, and Karen Holtgrefe, D.H.S., PT, associate professor of physical therapy, and several physical students from the 2016 and 2017 cohorts completed Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings at the 2015 Wellness/Bienstar Spring Health Fair in April at the Cincinnati Recreation facility in Price Hill. This was the fifth year the Mount’s physical therapy program has assisted with the fair.

Karl Zuelke, Ph.D., M.F.A., director of the writing center and math and science center, presented a talk at the Association for the Study and Literature and Environment (ASLE) conference in Moscow, Idaho in June, "Dreaming, Singing: A Creative/Critical Blog in Response to The Dream Songs” and also participated in a panel discussion, "The Environmental Humanities Beyond the Tenure Track."

Karl Zuelke, Ph.D., M.F.A., director of the writing center and math and science center, published two poems, "Embraced" and "To a Blind House Finch Perched on My Finger" in the Spring 2015 issue of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE).

Congratulations to our faculty and staff who retired this year:

Jeanne Buccigross

Tim Carney

Alan DeCourcy

Marge Kloos, SC

Pam Korte

Judy Morgan

Tim Reibling

Meg Riestenberg

Rick Santoro

Marilyn Serraino

Richard Sparks

Angela Wolfe


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