Faculty presentations and publications

Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:40:00 PM

Dr. Mette L. Baran and Dr. Janice E. Jones, assistant professors in Doctoral Leadership Department, were panelists in a presentation titled "Leadership Education" at the Midwest Academy of Management 55th Annual Conference on Oct. 5. The panel included leaders from Midwestern universities.

Dr. Dan Di Domizio and Dr. David Stosur, faculty members in the Religious Studies/Philosophy Department, participated in a conference, “Vatican II: Teaching and Understanding the Council After 50 Years,” at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. from Sept. 20-22. Di Domizio presented his paper, “Vatican II: Discerning a Christian Vocation in a Post 9/11 World.” Stosur’s paper was entitled “Mixed Signals on Liturgical Participation: Teaching Liturgy and Crossing Generational Divides.”

Dr. Sarah Foust Vinson, assistant professor of English, chaired a panel, “The Stories Women Tell:  Invention, Memory and Belonging in American Women’s Writing” at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers triennial conference in Denver on Oct. 14.  She also presented her paper “Collective Memory and Communal Belonging in Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place.”  Joining her was Dr. Stacey Floyd, assistant professor of English, who presented her paper “(Re)membering or Dismembering:  The Awakening  and the Alienated Self,” and Dr. Maureen McKnight, assistant professor of English, who presented her paper “Demanding Compassion in Mary Noilles Murfree’s ‘The Star in the Valley.’” At the conference, McKnight also chaired a panel entitled “Women Outlaws.” 

Paula Friedman, assistant professor of English, presented a paper, “’Mind-Forg’d Manacles’: Killing Deceptions in 1984” at a Scholarly Panel for Waukesha Reads at the Waukesha Public Library on Oct. 18.

Mark Gesner, faculty chair for community engaged learning and leadership in the College of Business and Management, presented “Responding to A Crucible Moment: How Is Your Campus Navigating the Path of Going Partial to Pervasive with Civic Learning?” at the Wisconsin Campus Compact Conference on Oct. 24. In this session, there was a brief review of the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ “Crucible Moment” Report, and then a facilitated dialogue in which participants shared how civic learning and the development of generative partnerships are growing and/or struggling on their campuses. Review the full AAC&U Report here

Dr. Peter Jonas, professor in the Doctoral Leadership Department, presented “Creating the Culture to Change Assessment Practices: How Many Administrators Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?” at the Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development on Oct. 5. He also presented “Top Ten Things to Know after You Graduate from High School” at Brookfield East High School’s Senior Options Day on Oct. 17.

Dr. Michael Judd, chair of the Sport Science and Management Department, made two presentations on the topic of collegiality and collaboration at the National Physical Education Teacher Education Conference (PETE) in Las Vegas on Oct. 5-6. Judd and colleagues led discussion regarding best practices for doctoral education and the importance of sharing what PETE professors have accomplished in the physical education industry. Judd continues his service to the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) this year as an abstract reviewer for the annual conference, as well as a committee member for the Janet B. Parks research grant.

Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak, associate professor of piano, performed a recital on Oct. 18 at the Windhover Center for the Arts in Fond du Lac. She performed music by Haydn, Debussy, Brahms and Gershwin, combining piano solo and chamber music literature. On Oct. 7, Kwak presented a lecture to the Milwaukee Area Piano Teachers Association, “Piano Technique and Relevant Repertoire for the Intermediate Level.”

Shana McCaw, faculty in the Visual Art Department, along with her husband and collaborative partner, Brent Budsberg, will have two works featured in the Milwaukee Art Museum's upcoming Contemporary Art Society Auction, to be held on Nov. 3. The black-tie event helps raise funds for the Contemporary Art Society's Program and Acquisition Fund. The complete catalog may be viewed online here. The pair are also currently exhibiting a new installation called “Horizon” at the Layton Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The installation, which will be changing as the exhibition continues, is part of the exhibition, “MKE<->LAX,” a show sampling the work of the artists who have participated in the MKE<->LAX residency and artist exchange initiative. The show includes work by local and Los Angeles-based artists and will be on view until Dec. 8. More information is available here.

Sarah Trost, an associate professor of psychology, co-authored the article, “The Role of Psychology in Surgery.” The article is published in Surgery Update, a journal sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin.