Fall 2012: Faculty News

Nov. 9, 2012 - by jsklekamp

Faculty News

Feb. 1, 2013
  • Dr. Marty Crossland, associate vice president for technology, was recently appointed president of the Kansas City chapter of Reasons to Believe, an apologetics ministry dedicated to demonstrating the rational and scientific support for Christianity.

  • Lisa Erickson, PhD, adjunct instructor in math, successfully defended her dissertation and received her PhD May 5 from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

  • Dean Flemming, PhD, professor of New Testament and missions, published a book review of Philippians: Let Us Rejoice in Being Conformed to Christ by John Paul Heil in the October 2012 issue of Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology.

  • Todd Frye, PhD, professor of counseling and Todd Bowman, PhD, professor of counseling, published an article about sexual addictions in the August issue of Holiness Today.

  • Todd Frye, PhD, professor of counseling, was appointed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB), for the discipline of professional counseling. The governor-appointed board exists to protect and serve the public in relation to behavioral science practitioners. Read full story here.

  • Lauren Hayes, instructional and research librarian at Mabee Library, is now serving as a peer reviewer for the online open access journal Library Philosophy and Practice

  • Mark Hayse, PhD, professor of Christian education and philosophy, published a series of articles in The Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming. The encyclopedia, designed for placement in academic institutions and libraries, is the first of its kind. Dr. Hayse’s articles explore religion, ethics, spirituality, and education in video games.

    Hayse also published an invited response to an article by Andy Stirrup, entitled “On the Question of Christology: A Theological Response to Andy Stirrup’s ‘On the Question of Superheroes.’” Both articles are published in the Fall 2012 issue of The Journal of Youth Ministry. 

    Hayse was also appointed to the board of directors for the Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME), a professional organization for youth ministry instructors at the graduate or undergraduate level. www.aymeducators.org

  • Todd Hiestand, JD, professor of criminal justice, published two entries in the Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Dr. Hiestand contributed the entries “Employment-Related Rights of Offenders” and “Loss of Capacity to Be Bonded.”

  • Kim Humerickhouse, PhD, professor of education, presented at the Campus Technology Annual Conference this summer in Boston. Humerickhouse spoke on MNU’s use of technology to support long-distance teacher professional development in the southwest Kansas PERK initiative. Humerickhouse and Steve Pillow, assistant professor of education, also co-presented at the same conference.

  • Kim Humerickhouse, PhD, and Linda Alexander, PhD, presented at the National Rural Education Association annual conference on Oct. 12. Humerickhouse and Alexander spoke on MNU’s partnership with rural southwest Kansas schools for the professional development of K-12 teachers.

  • Faith Jacobsen, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, spent two months this summer conducting research in collaboration with Dr. Timothy Jackson at the University of Kansas. Jacobsen and Jackson examined a complex that mimics the active site of enzymes important in the elimination of free radicals. The research has the potential to impact scientist’s understanding of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

  • Dr. Kim Kato, professor of health science, presented a lecture on “Athletes and the Energy Drink” at the Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAPHERD) on Nov. 1. Kato will also present the lecture at the National Strength and Conditioning Association State Clinic in Emporia, Kan., on
    Dec. 8.

 
 

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