Faculty/staff achievements

Jeff Buchanan

Jeff Buchanan

Jeff Buchanan, professor, English, authored an essay titled “Teaching as Writing, Teaching as Reading: Teaching Teaching,” that was published in the most recent double issue of the journal Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy.

Brad Shellito, associate professor, Geography, recently gave a presentation at the Ohio GIS Conference entitled “Geospatial Analytics – the OhioView Experience:  Applying the Geospatial Cloud.”  The Ohio GIS Conference is held each year in Columbus and is a statewide conference of professionals and academics.

William Greenway, professor, English, published the following poems over the summer months: “Oklahoma,” in the Santa Fe Literary Review; “Requiem” and “Fishing Prohibited from Bridge,” both in the Kentucky Review; “The Dharma Beach Bums,” “Blind Pass” and “Fishing with Faust,” all in Saw Palm: Greenway bookFlorida Literature and Art, Places to Stand; “High Heaven” and “In Heaven It Is Always Autumn,” both in Tampa Review Online.

David Stout, professor and Andrews chair, Accounting, was awarded honorable mention in the George Krull/Grant Thornton 2014 Teaching Innovation Award competition for a paper he authored titled “Regression Analysis – Instructional Resource for Cost/Managerial Accounting.” The paper relates to material he developed for cost accounting and MBA managerial courses he teaches at YSU. He also took honorable mention in the Mark Chain/FSA 2014 Teaching Innovation Award competition for a paper titled “A Business Communication Model for an MBA Managerial Accounting Course.” That paper relates to a special module he developed for use in the MBA course he teaches at YSU. Both awards come from the American Institute of CPAs, and they will be presented at the American Accounting Association’s annual conference next summer. Stout will also be asked to make a presentation at the conference.

Kelly Colwell

Kelly Colwell

Kelly Colwell, adjunct faculty, Respiratory Care, was awarded the Neonatal /Pediatric Respiratory Practitioner of the Year Award by the Ohio State Society for Respiratory Care. The award is based on demonstration of leadership, mentorship, clinical expertise, team building, professionalism and community involvement. Colwell earned a master’s degree in respiratory therapy from YSU and is now pursuing a doctorate in the educational leadership program, also at YSU. He is employed by Akron Children’s Hospital, where he coordinates the pediatric pulmonary diagnostic, patient and family education and research clinic. PHOTO

Scott R. Irelan, chair, Theater and Dance, has released his second book, Enacting Nationhood: Identity, Ideology and the Theatre, 1855-99, published by Cambridge Scholars. The book is an edited collection that explores how notions of “North” and “South” were constructed and disseminated through dramatic literature and live performance during the mid-to-late 19th Century. His third book, Experiencing Theatre, is currently in galley proofs and scheduled for release in 2015. As a Lincoln Legend scholar, Irelan has also been in consultation with playwright James Still regarding his forthcoming play, “The Widow Lincoln,” set to premiere at Ford’s Theatre January 2015 as part of its Lincoln Commemoration programming.