Faculty/staff achievements

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Leslie Page

Leslie M. Page, assistant director of Orientation Services, Marion G. Resch Center for Student Progress, was recognized with a scholarship and a leadership award and co-presented two sessions at the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education Conference. Her presentations, directed toward graduate student members of the organization, were titled “Networking Tips and Tricks” and “Advocating for Professional Development.” Currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida, she was awarded a Norman K. Russell Scholarship, designed for graduate or doctoral students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to orientation, retention and transition. Page was also presented a leadership award for excellence in volunteer leadership to the national association.

Johanna Slivinske, adjunct faculty, Social Work, has been promoted to associate editor for issue quality for the peer-reviewed journal Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping. The journal is published by Cleveland State University. Also, she was recently invited to write the article “Trauma and Emotional Healing” for the Oxford University Press Blog.

Michael Jerryson

Michael Jerryson

Michael Jerryson, assistant professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies, gave an invited presentation at the University of Toronto titled “Buddhist Dimensions to the Conflict in Southern Thailand.” He also co-edited a special September issue of the Journal of Religion and Violence and co-authored the introductory essay, “Invoking Religion in Violent Acts and Rhetoric”; wrote and published “Violence and the Categorizing of Religion” on The Berkeley Center’s Religious Freedom Blog; and gave an invited talk at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, titled “Deterioration of the Numinous: Rudolf Otto in the Study of Religion and Violence.”

Fred Viehe, professor, History, presented “Fredericka Mandelbuam:  The First Female Don,” at a Nov. 2 meeting of the Breakfast Club at the Poland Presbyterian Church.

Brad Shellito, associate professor, Geography, presented a paper titled “The Matrix Arrived Late: Teaching Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies in a Virtual World,” at the AmericaView Fall Technical Conference in Davis, Calif. AmericaView is a national geospatial and remote sensing organization, and Shellito is director of OhioView, a statewide consortium for Ohio and one of 40 state organizations that comprise the larger membership of AmericaView. He was one of two representatives from Ohio attending the national conference.

Mark Vopat, associate professor, and Alan Tomhave, assistant professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies, have been named the new co-editors of the journal Teaching Ethics. The publication is the journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum and is in its 14th year of publication. Vopat and Tomhave were selected for the editorship by a committee of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum. Candidates representing other universities across the country applied, including Clemson University, Dartmouth, Arizona State University, Coastal Carolina University, and Texas Tech.

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell, professor, Geography, recently made a presentation at the 99th Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education in Memphis. His paper was titled “Using Google Earth for Thematic Mapping of Global Motor Vehicle Plants.” The NCGE is a professional organization oriented toward support of K-12 teachers and instruction in higher education.

William C. Binning, chair emeritus, Political Science, was part of a four-member panel of political experts discussing the 2014 election at California University of Pennsylvania. The Election Analysis Forum was sponsored by the American Democracy Project at Cal. U. and aimed to examine the reasons behind the election results and what they will mean for 2015 and beyond.