Winter 2016 Faculty-Staff Report | Mount St. Joseph University

Welcome to our new faculty and staff members at the Mount: Elizabeth Jones, arts and humanities; Michael Banning, building and grounds; Greg Goldschmidt, enrollment management; Rebekah Moore and Creighton Wright, M.D., physician assistant studies; Julie Dryer and Erin Hofmeyer, physical therapy; Drema Keyer, public safety.

Congratulations to the following faculty who received promotions and/or tenure:

Bill Lonneman, Ph.D.---School of Health Sciences---promotion to Associate Professor

Jamie Titus, Ph.D.---School of Behavioral & Natural Sciences---promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

The inaugural session of MountViews in Fall 2015 included five engaging discussions for the Mount community and public. Jim Bodle, Ph.D., professor of psychology, presented “Aging and Memory”; Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, Ph.D., professor of English, presented “Helping a Loved One Through the Death of a Spouse”; BC Charles-Liscombe, Ed.D., ATC, associate professor of athletic training, presented “Understanding Your Metabolism and How it Influences Weight Management”; Paul Jenkins, M.A., director of library services, presented “Across the Universe: Why the Beatles Mattered and Still Matter”; and Dan Mader, M.A., professor of art and art history, presented “The Impact of Ancient Art and Design on Selected Cincinnati Architecture and Sculpture.”

Michael Bindis, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, and Christa Currie, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, presented at the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning in Oxford, Ohio in November, “Learning to be WISE: Planning, Execution, and Reflection on the Mount St. Joseph University Women in Science Experience Summer Camp.” Mike also presented “Be WISE: Women in Science Experience” to eighth grade female students at the Discover STEM Conference at the Miami University Middletown campus in October. Mike and Christa are co-directors and developers of the WISE Camp which is held at the Mount during the summer for high school students.

Robert Bodle, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and new media studies, participated in the High-Level Meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10) United Nations General Assembly which was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, N.Y. in December.

Robert Bodle, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and new media studies, presented his paper, “Social Media, Self-Segregation and the Spiral of Silence” on a panel at the National Communication Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas, Nev. in November.

Janet Cox, M.A., dean of students, presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators BACCHUS Initiatives Assembly which was held November 12-14 in Reston, Va. Janet facilitated the Founders Panel Program for the fortieth anniversary and co-presented a program “Careers in Student Affairs.”

R.A. Davis, Ph.D., professor emeritus of biology and geology, was the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony on November 10 held at the Atrium Two Building in downtown Cincinnati. His topic was the Grand Army of the Republic.

R.A. Davis, Ph.D., professor emeritus of biology and geology, spoke at Oxbow, Inc.’s meeting in Lawrenceburg, Ind. in November about animals of the Ice Age in the Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio area.

R.A. Davis, Ph.D., professor emeritus of biology and geology, presented “Meteorites and ‘Meteor-Wrongs’ and How to Tell Them Apart” at the Meteorite Night event at the Cincinnati Observatory in November.

Mark Fischer, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, co-wrote an article, “Mushrooms as Rainmakers: How Spores Act in Nuclei for Raindrops” which was published in the journal PLOS ONE in October. He was also published in Popular Science magazine and News.

Jeff Hillard, M.A., M.F.A., associate professor of English, was recently appointed Writer-in-Residence at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. As Writer-in-Residence, he facilitated a panel discussion on the art of fiction with award-winning novelist Anthony Marra at Books by the Banks in October. He has also recorded poems for WVXU radio and was interviewed in “Inside the Writer’s Head” at the Reading branch library. Jeff’s first blog post for the library was published in December.

Terri Hurdle, Ed.D., director of diversity and inclusion, was selected as a member of the 2015 class of WE LEAD, a 10-month leadership program for women in mid- to upper-level management positions.

Terri Hurdle, Ed.D., director of diversity and inclusion, served as a member of the Cincinnati Chief Diversity Officer roundtable committee and participated in a panel discussion in September that focused on inclusionary practices in the workplace.

Paul Jenkins, M.A., director of library services, published an article, “The Price Sisters: Living the Tradition” in the October issue of Bluegrass Today.

Nazneen Kane, Ph,D., assistant professor of sociology, published “The Myth of the Play/Learning Dualism” in the fall/winter 2015 issue of Renewal: A Journal for Waldorf Education. She also wrote “The Play-Learning Binary: U.S. Parents’ Perceptions on Preschool Play in a Neoliberal Age” in the 2015 issue of Children & Society.

Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., professor of biology, presented the paper, “Preparing students for the shocking reality of graduate school” at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Minneapolis, Minn. His co-presenters included Matthew Lehnert, and Mount alumni Michelle Duennes and Margie (Pfiester) Lehnert.

Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., professor of biology, wrote a book, “The Tears of Re: Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt,” which was published in November by Oxford University Press.

Charles Kroncke, Ph.D., professor of business administration, received a Fulbright Award to teach economic globalization and social justice at the University of Tartu in Estonia for spring semester.

Keith Lanser, M.A., coordinator for service learning, was awarded the Heart of the Community Award by the Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington. Keith also secured a renewable grant from Cambridge Charitable Foundation to launch the Mount’s new student philanthropy program.

Kate Lassiter, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious and pastoral studies, wrote a book, “Recognizing Other Subjects: Feminist Pastoral Theology and the Challenge of Identity,” which was published in November.

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

Craig Lloyd, M.F.A., associate professor of art, had work included in two recent exhibitions: “Viewpoint 47,” National Juried Art Competition at Eisle Gallery, Cincinnati in October and “Waterworks 2015” National Juried Painting Exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery in Annapolis MD, September, 16 through November 1.

Bill Lonneman, D.N.P., R.N., associate professor of nursing, wrote an article describing his doctoral research titled, “Teaching Strategies to Increase Cultural Awareness in Nursing Students” which was published in the November/December 2015 issue of the journal Nurse Educator.

Dan Mader, M.A., professor of art and art history, spoke on the career of being an artist at Finneytown Middle school in October.

Jennifer Morris, Ph.D., associate professor of history, was honored by the City of Wyoming for serving the city on the Historic Preservation Commission. She served four consecutive terms on the commission since 2007.

Laura Saylor, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, attended a fully funded research meeting for Montessori education October 8-10 at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Garrison Song, Ph.D., assistant professor of business, co-published a paper, “Searching in the Pre-IPO Market-Interaction between Private Firms and Investment Banks” in the journal Accounting and Finance Research (2015).

Cynthia Veraldo, Ed.D., assistant professor of sport management, co-authored “Applying the theory of planned behavior to the advancement of women in senior management of intercollegiate athletics” for Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal. She also reviewed the book, “Women in Sport Leadership: Research and Practice”. In addition, Cynthia is the interim vice chairperson and annual campaign chairperson for the Blue Ash YMCA.

Karl Zuelke, Ph.D., director of the writing and math & science centers, presented a reading and a talk titled, “Beyond Nature Writing: Poems,” at the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts conference in Houston, Tex. on November 13.

Ohio Magazine’s December issue recognized top professors throughout the state, including Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., Jamie Leslie, Ph.D., Amy Murdoch, Ph.D., Cynthia Veraldo, Ed.D., and Brooke Gialopsos, Ph.D.



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