Faculty presentations, publications and awards

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:45:00 PM

Below are recent accomplishments of Stritch faculty members:

Dr. Mette L. Baran, assistant professor in the Doctoral Leadership Program, presented two papers at the International Learning Conference at the University of London on Aug. 14-15: “The Impact on Multicultural Awareness and Its Sustainability after an International Learning Experience: What are the Long Term Benefits for Business Students?,” co-authored by Dr. Roger J. Baran, and “A Cross-cultural Perspective between United States and Norwegian Looping Middle School Students’ Academic Motivation and Attitudes towards School.”

Sister Coletta Dunn, OSF, Ph.D., professor emerita, will receive the Archbishop’s Vatican II Award for Distinguished Service in Education at a prayer service and award ceremony at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee. 14 other recipients in 10 categories, including administration, ecumenism, communication, education, liturgy and more, will also receive Vatican II Awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Church and society. Each category reveals a vision set forth in the Church’s Second Vatican Council, which speaks of the church as engaged with the world. The event is open to the public and will be followed by a dessert reception. No RSVP is required.

Paula Friedman, assistant professor of English, served as a community evaluator at the Justification of Graduation Panel at Tenor High School in May. She also was the speaker/facilitator of a North Shore reading group discussion of the novel, “The Invisible Bridge,” by Julie Orringer, in May. She also gave a Wisconsin Humanities Council talk, “Life’s Topsy-Turvy Journey: Stages and Ages of Life in Literature and Film,” at the West Allis Public Library on Aug. 27.

Tony Frontier, assistant professor of doctoral leadership studies and director of teacher education, was a part of a seven-member delegation of American educators who met with leaders from schools, research agencies, regional educational offices, and lawmakers at the national assembly in Seoul, South Korea during the week of Sept. 9. Additionally, Frontier presented on programs utilized to support teachers in American schools at the Korean Educational Development Institute. The presentation included information and research on Stritch’s Southeastern Wisconsin New Teacher Project.

Barbara Wuest, adjunct professor in the English department, wrote a review of a book of poems by Philip C. Kolin called “Reading God's Handwriting: Poems” (2012). The review will be published in the summer or fall 2013 issue of the Anglican Theological Review.