The faculty and staff at Cardinal Stritch University bring
enthusiasm, professionalism, and a wealth of knowledge to their work.
The faculty serves students in four colleges: College of Arts and
Sciences, College of Business and Management, College of Education and
Leadership, and the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing.
Below are recent accomplishments.
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Asuncion Miteria Austria, chair and director of
clinical training in the graduate program in Clinical Psychology, was
honored by having a Distinguished Mentoring Award initiated and
sponsored by American Psychological Association (APA) Division 45, The
Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, created
in honor of her and John Robinson for their distinguished contributions
to the governance of the APA and their outstanding mentoring of ethnic
minority psychologists into governance roles. Candidates for the
Asuncion Miteria Austria and John Robinson Distinguished Mentoring Award
should demonstrate significant achievements and participation in the
governance of the APA on a national level, as well as the mentoring of
ethnic minority psychologists to assume roles in governance.
Solicitations have begun for nominations for the award which will be
presented at the 2012 annual convention of the APA. Additionally, she
co-authored with Dr. A. Marie M. Austria, “At Sa Wakas! (Finally!) A
Handbook about, and for, Kababayans (fellow Filipino Americans),” an
invited review of the book, “Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of
Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice” by Dr. Kevin Nadal. The review
will appear in PsycCRITIQUES, a full-text database of book and film
reviews formally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of
Austria also organized and will chair a
symposium on “Women and Spirituality: Foundations of Enduring Strength
and Resilience” at the 2012 American Psychological Association (APA)
Convention in Orlando in August. She serves as chair of the Task Force
on Religion and Spirituality in the lives of Women of the APA Society
for the Psychology of Women. The symposium will include presentations on
the spirituality and religions of Native American, African American,
Asian American and Latina women. Melba J.T. Vasquez, APA immediate past
president, will be one of the discussants.
Dr. Angela Barian, assistant
professor of sociology, has published a review of the book “Front Page
Economics” by Gerald D. Suttles in the March 2012 (vol. 117, no. 5)
edition of the American Journal of Sociology.
Dr. Mary Duarte, assistant
professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science,
presented “American Pirates off France and the British Isles” at the
Missouri Valley History Conference on March 1 in Omaha, Neb.
Dr. Sarah Foust Vinson,
assistant professor of English, presented, “‘Writing on The Wire:’
Connecting Research Writing with the Television of Dissent,” at the 48th
Annual Allerton English Articulation Conference on April 14 in
Abby Gambrel, assistant
professor of English, was a featured poet at Foxglove Gallery in
Milwaukee on March 14. She read 10 of her poems including, ”At Louise,”
“Cloud Forest,” and “Latest City.“ The reading was part of the
Cloudburst Series, which presents local and visiting writers sharing
their original works.
Dr. Carole Hetzel, assistant professor
of Psychology, had her article, “Exploring the Relationship Between
Public Opinion and Personal Attitudes and Behavior Toward Lesbians and
Gay Men: Social Conformity Revisited,” published in the Journal of
Homosexuality, vol. 58 (10). She also presented a paper,
"Exploring the Relationship between Public Opinion and Personal
Attitudes and Behavior toward Lesbians and Gay Men: Social Conformity
Theory Revisited," at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Midwest
Sociological Society in Minneapolis on March 31. Additionally, she and Dr. Keith Mann,
associate professor and chair of the Sociology Department, presented,
"Passing through the Looking Glass: The Social-Psychological Dynamics of
Transgender Passing" at the Gender Matters conference at Governor's
State University on April 13 in Matteson, Ill. Mann also presented a
paper, "Recent Social Movements and Contemporary Social Movement
Literature," at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological
Society in Minneapolis on March 31.
Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak, associate
professor of piano, was the judge for the Honors Festival Auditions of
the Madison Area Piano Teachers Association on Jan. 28. She also
adjudicated the annual Concerto & Aria Competition at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Dec. 15, 2011. Additionally, she presented a
solo recital at the Windhover Center for the Arts on Oct. 27, 2011, in
Fond du Lac, Wis. She also was the featured soloist with the Manitowoc
Symphony Orchestra (MSO) on March 31 at the Capitol Civic Centre in
Manitowoc, Wis. She performed Gershwin Piano Concerto in F with maestro
Wayne Wildman conducting the MSO.
department chair and assistant professor of instructional technology,
will be the keynote presenter as well as a session presenter at the
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 2012 Tech Expo on May 24 in Rice
Shana McCaw, adjunct assistant professor in the
Visual Art Department, has been asked to join the advisory board for
MKE-LAX, a cultural exchange initiative for visual artists in Milwaukee
and Los Angeles. Also, she and her husband and collaborator Brent
Budsberg, received a Research + Development grant from SPACES in
Cleveland, Ohio. The award includes an exhibition that will open in
August. SPACES is a nonprofit exhibition venue and public forum for
artists who explore and experiment.
Dr. Nighat P. Kokan, associate professor in
the Natural Sciences Department, presented the poster “Genomic Education
Partnership (GEP): Comparative Analysis of the Drosophila Dot
Chromosome by Undergraduate Students” at the 53rd Annual Drosophila
Research Conference on March 7-11 in Chicago. This is her fourth year of
implementation of a national project that provides opportunities for
undergraduate students to take part in collaborative genomics research.
Cardinal Stritch University is the first Institution in Wisconsin and
among a growing consortium of Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI)
across the United States taking part in a Howard Hughes Medical
Institute (HHMI) funded national genomics research program.
College of Business and Management
Corinne Kaplan, J.D., assistant professor in the
Sport Management Department, presented “Domestic Violence, Safety Plans,
Legal Representation, and Hope for the Future” at the 21st Annual
Lantern Vigil: Domestic Violence Affects All Walks of Life – the Legal
System and Positive Change, sponsored by Enlightened Survivors of
Domestic Violence, in Sheboygan on Oct. 12.
Dr. Gary Keller, associate professor in the College of Business and Management authored a
paper, “Comparing the affects of management practices on organizational
performance between for-profit and not-for-profit corporations in
southeast Wisconsin,” published in the Journal of Management Policy and
Practice, 12(5), 86-95 and also posted on the World Management Survey website. The article can be found here. He was
also acknowledged for technical and editing support by John D. Theodore
in “Culture and the Development of Management: An International
Example,” produced by Lyseis Public Policy Publishing, 2012. He
also published “Defining and Describing Optimal Management Practices and
their Effects on Agency Performance of Not-for-Profit Organizations in
Southeast Wisconsin” in International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and
Change Management, 11(2),31-44. The journal is a peer reviewed
publication listed in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s and ProQuest. More information
can be found here.
Elizabeth E. Regimbal,
assistant professor in the College of Business and Management, has been
selected to serve on the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and
Programs (ACBSP) Review Board for the Annual Review Publication
2011-12. The first article reviewed is “Managing Costs & Increasing
Productivity with Free Digital Media Applications” which was submitted
to the 2011 ACBSP Annual Edition: Managing Business Education in the New
Fiscal Reality. Additionally, she has been selected to serve on
the 2011-12 Joint Conference of the Academic Business World
International Conference and the International Conference on Learning
and Administration in Higher Education. She was also selected to serve
as a research reviewer for the 2012 North American Management Society
Conference to be held March 28-30, 2012. The panel will examine “Best
Practices for Course and Student Assessment Ratings in an Online
Environment,” with the purpose of assisting practitioners in online
educational environments with a comprehensive method of evaluating
online courses to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of course
delivery. She has has also been selected to serve as a research
reviewer for the 2012-13 Journal of North American Management Society.
One of the articles for review is “Building Learning Communities
Utilizing Team-Based Learning in an On-line Environment." Additionally,
she has been asked to serve on the Accreditation Council for Business
Schools and Programs board of reviewers for 2012-13.
Walt Wochos, faculty member in the College of Business and Management made
a presentation to the Preparing Future Faculty organization at
Marquette University in March. The topic focused on the application of
Bloom's Taxonomy in the adult learning classroom. Emphasis centered on
having the adult learner elevate all course assignments to the levels of
Application and Analysis and included action steps faculty members can
utilize to meet this objective.
College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Kirstin Anglea,
assistant professor of teacher education and chair of the Master of Arts
in Teaching program in the College of Education and Leadership,
presented a workshop, "Rediscovering Purpose: The Power of Reflective
Inquiry as Professional Development," as was part of the 2012 ASCD
Annual Conference in Philadelphia on March 24.
Dr. Mette Baran, Dr. Janice Jones, and Dr. Kristine Kiefer Hipp, faculty members in the Doctoral Leadership Studies Program, presented
“The Importance of Teaching Graduate Students both Quantitative and
Qualitative Methodologies” at the 2012 American Institute of Higher
Education Conference on March 8 in Williamsburg, Va. Additionally, Baran
presented, “The Impact of Cultural Values, Country Characteristics, and
Educational Reform on Teacher Stress Levels in Norway,” at the American
Educational Research Association Annual Meeting on April 13 in
Vancouver. Baran and Kiefer Hipp
presented their white papers on high school needs in Milwaukee Public
Schools and in Italy, respectively, to the International School
Leadership Development Network consisting of a think tank of invited
international school leadership researchers collaborating on school
leadership research across the globe. Additionally, Baran presented her
report to the School Turnaround and Reform Special Interest Group in her
role as membership director for the group.
Dr. Jennifer Fontanini, Linda Carpenter and Dr. Linda Neiman,
professors in the Master of Arts in Teaching program in the College of
Education and Leadership, presented two sessions, “Building
Relationships” and “A Mosaic of Professional Experiences,” at the
National Association of Alternative Certification Conference on March
1-3 in Washington, D.C. The professors also presented a workshop to
middle school teachers on March 27 in West Salem, Wis. The workshop,
“Effective Teaching in the Block,” was designed to help middle school
teachers transition from teaching in 45-minute segments to teaching in
85-minute blocks. They will continue their work with the West Salem
school district this spring, summer and through implementation next
Additionally, Neiman and Carpenter,
provided and distributed free books to students at Veritas High School
in Milwaukee as a part of World Book Night on April 23. They were joined
by Joe Paltzer, teacher, and Sherry Lehman-Tolkan, principal, who are
both Stritch alums. World Book Night is an annual celebration designed
to spread a love of reading and books. Thousands of volunteers go out
into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving
out free World Book Night paperbacks.
Dr. Tony Frontier, assistant
professor in the Doctoral Leadership Studies Department and director of
Teacher Education, was appointed to the Wisconsin Education Research
Advisory Council. The council will identify research projects for the
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the next three to five
years, foster collaboration among education stakeholders involved in
research, serve an advisory role to the Department of Public
Instruction, and support broad dissemination of research results that
can be acted on in classrooms to improve student learning. Additionally,
he attended the Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy in
Washington D.C. on Jan. 22-24 with a delegation of state leaders of
affiliates of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development. The delegation met with senators and representatives to
advocate for adequate funding, flexibility, and utilization of
research-based practices to meet the needs of children in the pending
re-authorization of federal education policy.presented a
two-day pre-conference institute, “Effective Supervision: Supporting the
Art and Science of Teaching,” in Philadelphia on March 22-23 ahead of
the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference.
Dr. Peter Jonas,
professor and chair of the Doctoral Leadership Studies Department, gave
the keynote speech “Technology, Innovation, and Humor” to Moraine Park
Technical College in Fond du Lac on Jan. 17, and in Beaver Dam and West
Bend on Jan. 18. He will present “What is the Achievement Gap and What
Can be Done About It?” for professional development at Non Public
Educational Services, Inc., (NESI) in Milwaukee on Feb. 10.
Additionally, his paper “Successfully Teaching with Humorous Videos:
Videagogy©” was published in New Horizons for Learning, X (1), Johns
Hopkins University, School of Education. The article can be found here .
Leah M. Romaine, assistant professor and
co-chair of the Department of Language and Literacy, presented at the
Literacy Research Association's national conference on Nov. 30 in
Jacksonville, Fla. In response to the conference theme, "Widening the
Circle for Literacy Research and Practice: Expanding Access, Knowledge
and Participation," her roundtable paper, "Transforming Knowledge and
Practice: Teacher Educators Engaged in Collaborative Self-Study to
Understand Linguistic Diversity" addressed efforts to embed
linguistically responsive pedagogy into mainstream teacher preparation
courses. Additionally, she presented "Talk It Out! Building Oral
Language Skills to Support Literacy Development in the Intermediate
Grades" at the Wisconsin State Reading Association's annual convention
in Milwaukee on Feb. 2. Her presentation provided convention
participants with an introduction to the five parameters of oral
language, highlighted their presence throughout the Common Core State
Standards, and provided instructional recommendations to support
language development in the intermediate grades.
Dr. Anna Varley , assistant professor in Language and Literacy, presented “Invigorating Writing Instruction through Teacher Preparation” at the 63rd Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communicationon
March 23 in St. Louis, Mo. The session titled, “’. . . Because Writing
Acts as a Gatekeeper’: Leveraging the Common Core State Standards to
Invigorate Writing Instruction in K–12 Settings" included her
presentation as well as presentations by Kristen Dembroski and Heather
Pauly, who are Language and Literacy doctoral students at Stritch.
Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing
Don Miller, M.S.N., R.N.,
assistant professor in the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing, had an
editorial, “Faculty Mentoring: Priceless…” accepted for publication in
the September-October 2012 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing.
Kim Paxton, assistant professor in the Ruth S.
Coleman College of Nursing and doctoral student at the University of
Minnesota, will present a poster presentation, "Nursing, A Population at
Risk: Effects of a Wellness Intervention Targeting Physical Activity"
at the University of Minnesota's Nursing Research Day, "Transforming
Health through Community Engaged Research and Practice," on April 27.
Lori Stutte, M.S.N., R.N., assistant professor and ADN program chair, and April Folgert, M.S.N., R.N.,
assistant professor and BSN-C program chair, both in the Ruth S.
Coleman College of Nursing, were inducted into the Tau Sigma Chapter of
Sigma Theta Tau International on April 13. The induction was held at the
Columbia College of Nursing in Milwaukee. The Ruth S. Coleman College
of Nursing has applied for faculty-at-large status with Columbia College
of Nursing. Sigma Theta Tau International is the Honor Society of
Nursing. Its mission is to support the learning, knowledge and
professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in
health worldwide. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and
graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and
to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
Dr. Peter Holbrook, dean of the College of Business and Management, and Sister Adele Thibaudeau, OSF, director of the Center for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, had pieces published in the January 2012 issue of the AFCU Journal: A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education, which is published annually by the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities. Holbrook wrote the article “The Leadership Story of St. Francis of Assisi: Toward a Model of Franciscan Leadership for Lay Leaders.”
It summarizes a qualitative, historical research dissertation that
examined the nature of Franciscan leadership, culminating in a model
that conceptualizes a value-aligned, purpose-driven leadership philosophy. Thibaudeau’s poem, “Wonder,” recounts the amazing biological result of the August 2010 summer rain that caused so much water damage with eight inches of rain in an hour and a half.
Holbrook and Sean T. Lansing,
director of Youth Leadership Development and Tomorrow's Present in the
Leadership Center, led a Student Leadership Conference for more than 90
students at the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies at Neumann
University on Jan. 9 in Aston, Pa. The day-long conference focused on practicing Franciscan leadership and introduced Holbrook's model of Franciscan leadership.
Lansing also led two workshops at the Los
Angeles Religious Education Congress, an annual event for religious
educators hosted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. On March 24, he led
“An Invitation to Love: Creating Service Opportunities that Work” which
explored practical strategies to create service opportunities to engage
adolescents in the challenge and the joy of living as a disciple of
Jesus Christ. On March 25, he conducted “More Than Just Service:
Engaging Young Adolescents in Social Justice” and discussed methods for
engaging young disciples in important issues of social justice without
forgetting about their unique developmental needs. This year there were
more than 35,000 participants. More information can be found at http://www.recongress.org/.
Sister Margaret Klotz, OSF , director of the
Franciscan Center and adjunct faculty member in the Religious Studies
Department, published a paper, “Clare of Montefalco (1268-1308): I Bear
in My Body the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ,” in “Her Bright Merits:
Essays Honoring Ingrid J. Peterson.” The book is volume
17 of the Spirit and Life Series published by Franciscan Institute
Publications, 2012, and was edited by Mary Walsh Meany, Ph.D., and
Felicity Dorsett, OSF.
Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray, executive director of
the Center for Calling and Engagement, gave a presentation for the
Sienna Center’s series, Situations of Substance, on Feb. 7. Her topic
was “Lift Every Voice: Engaging the Social Consciousness of the
Millennials.” The presentation focused on the importance of hearing from
and engaging with a generation whose social consciousness leans towards
serving the common good and are also called “Echo Boomers” because of
their similarities to the Baby Boomers.
TJ Rains, PMP, vice president of Information
Services and chief information officer, will present at the IT Project
and Service Management Roundtable session at the Educause Midwest
Regional Conference 2012 on March 27 in Chicago. Rains, along with IT
leadership from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette
University, will share their experiences in establishing common project
and service management practices and discuss how to balance IT projects
and service demands with resource availability to deliver projects and
services that enable academic and administrative excellence.
Dr. Daniel Scholz, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss his book, “Jesus in the
Gospels and Acts,” on April 14 at 10 a.m. at the Marian Center in
Milwaukee. Refreshments will be served and a book signing will follow
his presentation. Seats may be reserved by calling the center at (414)
Dennis Staral, judo instructor and
adjunct professor at Stritch, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Judo
Hall of Fame in January 2012. Staral (M.S. Management, ’93) has been
involved in the martial art and sport of judo for 46 years. He is a 5th
degree black belt, and a nationally certified judo teacher and referee.
He started the accredited judo program at Stritch 18 years ago and runs
an accredited judo class each semester. He will also receive The
Distinguished Service Award presented by the Nicolet Recreation Advisory
Committee on May 7. He has been an active volunteer with the Nicolet
Recreation Department and has coordinated the Annual Glendale Open
Sheepshead Tournament for the past 19 years. The tournament has grown
from 20 participants in its first year to 250 this year, and benefits
the Glendale Senior Citizens Club and The Nicolet Recreation Department.