Summer 2013: Faculty News

Jul. 12, 2013 - by Kelly Chesley

Faculty News

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Professors of Education Linda Alexander (’84), PhD, and Kim Humerickhouse, PhD, spoke about MNU’s PERK grant partnership at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s (AACTE) 2013 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., on March 1. The session was entitled “A Teacher Leader Coaching Model: How Six Rural Districts Partnered with Teacher Education to 'Grow Their Own.’”

Dean Flemming (’75), PhD, professor of New Testament and missions, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society. Flemming’s paper was entitled “‘Won Over Without a Word’: Holiness and the Church’s Missional Identity in 1 Peter.” Watch a summary video of the conference at www.vimeo.com/62717107.

Neil Friesland (’92), EdD, professor of education, also presented at AACTE on “Partnering with Local School Districts to Meet the Needs of Students Diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities.” He also presented at the University of Kansas/Kansas Department of Education Strategies for Educational Improvement Conference. The title of his presentation was “Developing Positive Teacher-Student-Parent Relationships In and Out of the Classroom.”

Karen Wiegman, PhD, RN, department chair of Graduate Studies in Nursing, presented “Improving Patient Satisfaction: How What You Do Affects HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Items” as a continuing education program to the Kansas City Chapter of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Feb. 19, 2013.

Todd Bowman, PhD, associate professor of counseling, presented a two-part sexual addictions webinar through The Discipleship Place at the Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center April 1 and 8.

Lisa Erickson, PhD, adjunct instructor in math, presented at the Kansas City Professional Development Council Conferences (KCPDC) Teaching and Learning Conference at Colorado Technical University on March 2. Her presentation was entitled "Promoting Mastery and Understanding in the College Classroom."

Lauren Hays, instructional and research librarian, spoke at the Amigos Members Conference in May. In her presentation, entitled “Creating a Research Award,” Hays discussed the Maurine Dickerson Research Prize. Her presentation included successes and setbacks experienced during the first year of implementation.

Bob Humphrey (’93, MBA ’96), EdD, chair of Adult Studies in Business, recently spoke to community leaders at Leadership Lee's Summit in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Humphrey’s presentation was entitled "Why Leadership?"

The School of Behavioral Sciences and Counseling was well-represented in two recent conferences: the Kansas Counseling Association’s Annual Conference, March 14-15 in Topeka, Kan., and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies’ International Conference, April 4-6 in Portland, Ore. The following faculty members and students gave a combined total of 15 presentations and/or panel discussions:

Cayla Bland, PhD
Earl Bland, PsyD
Todd Bowman, PhD, with Janeen Fisch Olmos
Rebeca Chow, LCPC, LPC, RPT/S
Mary Fry, LCPC, RPT-S, with Susan Poore, LCPC, RPT-S
Todd Frye, PhD, LCPC, with MNU students
Scott Koeneman, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, with Anthony Dummermuth, BA
Brent Moore (’00), PhD, PLPC, with LaTosha Morris
Tricia Brown, PhD; and alums Raelyn Koop (’07, MAC ’12), MA; and Elizabeth (Leibel ’08, MAC ’12) Wieczorek), MA.


Published 

Terry Baldridge, PhD, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, recently had a collection of marimba ensemble arrangements entitled "Marimba Music of Mexico and Central America" published by HoneyRock. The arrangements were performed at the National Percussion Pedagogy Conference in May. Baldridge has also published an article entitled "Mexican 4-Octave Marimba Music" in the May issue of Percussive Notes, the journal of the Percussive Arts Society.

Karen Wiegman, PhD, RN, department chair of Graduate Studies in Nursing, was asked to write an article for the May 6 issue of Kansas City Nursing News, which celebrated National Nurses Week. Her article, “How Direct Care Providers Affect Core Measures,” discussed hospital core measures and how nurses can contribute to hospitals’ financial success in relation to the new rules.

Dean Flemming (’75), PhD, professor of New Testament and missions, wrote three articles for the recently-published Global Dictionary of Wesleyan Theology, edited by Al Truesdale (Beacon Hill Press, 2013). Flemming’s articles are on the subjects of "Contextualization," "Idolatry," and "Theology of Mission."


Accomplished 

Bo Cassell, MA, MDiv, associate professor of sociology, recently chaired the 32nd annual conference of the Association of Nazarene Sociologists and Researchers (ANSR). More than 70 pastors, leaders, professors and students, including 26 MNU students, attended. The conference’s theme was "The Multicultural Church: Are We Better Together?” Read more about the ANSR conference on NCN News.

Kathi Czanderna, associate professor of nursing, recently completed her PhD in nursing from the University of Kansas School of Nursing.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon appointed the Honorable Anthony Rex Gabbert of Kansas City to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. Judge Gabbert, who is a circuit judge on the 7th Circuit in Clay County, will fill the vacancy on the appellate court created by the retirement of the Honorable James Smart. Dr. Gabbert is an adjunct professor in MNU’s MBA program.

Andrew C. Overholt, assistant professor of physics, successfully defended his PhD dissertation with honors at the University of Kansas on March 7.

Kelvin St. John, associate professor, instructional technologist, recently completed his Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Three MidAmerica Nazarene University fine and performing arts faculty were featured at the 28th National SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) Conference held at McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, Minn. Maria Harman, PhD, director of music education and instrumental studies, performed "Musashi" (2012), a piece composed by Richard Johnson, PhD, former MNU theory and music history adjunct faculty member. “Wunderkind,” composed by Timothy Roy, adjunct theory faculty, was performed by Keith Kirchoff on the toy piano.

 

 

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