Faculty activity and achievements


Each year, Newman faculty members publish and present a variety of literary and scholarly works. Here is a look at recent activity and other achievements.

Michael Austin, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:
•  “Skills, Knowledge, Learning: The Idea of a University as a Blueprint for General Education Reform,” presentation at the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Annual Conference, Washington D.C., Jan. 30, 2011.
•  New Testaments: Cognition, Closure and the Figural Logic of the Sequel, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2011.

Bryan Dietrich, Ph.D., Professor of English:
•  “The Lost Word,” Philalethes, Summer 2011.
•  “WWDDWW:  What Would Dante Do…With Werewolves?” presentation at the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 2011.
•  Read poems at the Grand Masonic Lodge in Hollywood, Calif., January 2011.
•  “The Breath of Life,” Cliterature, Fall 2010.
•  Eight poems, The 2010 Rhysling Anthology, Fall 2010.

Sue Ellen Gardner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work:
•  “Sensitizing CNAs to the Mental Health Issues of Older Adults in Nursing Homes: An Educational Program Using PowerPoint and iSpring Technology,” presentation at the Southwestern Social Sciences Association, Las Vegas, Nev., March 17, 2011.

Don Hufford, Ph.D., Professor of Education:
•  Served on Editorial Advisory Committee: Journal of the Philosophy and History of Education, January – June 2011.
•  Served as reviewer for The Kansas Teacher Education Advocate, The Official Publication of the Association of Teacher Educators Kansas, January – June 2011.
•  “That Which We Are: A Teacher Quality,” presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators, Washburn University, Topeka, Kan., April 2011.

Siny Joseph, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics:
•  Country of Origin Labeling: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Market Effects in the US Seafood Industry, Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller, 2011.

Barry J. Koch, Ph.D., LCSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work, MSW Field Coordinator:
•  “Crisis Intervention with Suicidal Patients,” presentation at Psychotherapy Associates
37th Annual Advanced International
Winter Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 2, 2011.

Carla A. Lee, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia:
• “Mentorship as a Means of Developing Leaders – Professional in Nursing Practice,” presentation to the Kansas State Nurses Association, Membership Program, Salina, Kan., Feb. 19, 2011.
•  Received Dr. Elizabeth See Research Grant from the Kansas Nurses Foundation, served as principal investigator and led research team of Newman University nurse anesthesia students Chanda J. Brown, Rebecca R. Boust, and Erin R. Felkey, “Peer-to-Peer Mentoring,” Newman University, October 2010 – August 2011.

Gina Marx, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Graduate Education:
•  “ELA Common Core Academy Administrator Session,” presentation the KSDE K-12 Common Core Academy, Junction City, Kan., June 22, 2011.
•  “Making Difficult Conversations Doable,” presentation at Southeast Kansas Education Service Center KANLEAD Project, Girard, Kan., June 14, 2011.
•  “Kansas Learning Network Curriculum Institute,” presentation at Curriculum Alignment for Pittsburg, Columbus, Kingman, Ft. Scoot, and Independence, Pittsburg, Kan., June 13-16, 2011.
•  “Building Trust One Conversation at a Time: Coach Leaders at Work,” presentation at Haysville Learning Center Coaching For Results, Inc. Seminar, Haysville, Kan., June 2, 2011.
•  “What is Caring in a Virtual Word?” presentation at Wichita State University Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP), Wichita, May 4, 2011.
•  “Instructor and Students’ Perceptions of Care in Online Graduate Education,” presentation at Wichita State University Graduate Showcase, Wichita, May 2, 2011.
•  “Relationships Before Content: The Affective Component to Learning,” presentation at Wichita State University Panel on Caring, Wichita, April 26, 2001.
•  “What to Expect with the Dissertation and Defense,” presentation at Wichita State Cohort 18 Presentation, Wichita, April 20, 2011.
•  “Tools for Becoming a 21st Century Coach-Like Leader,” presentation at the Learning Forward Kansas (KSDC) Spring Conference, Wichita, April 20, 2011.
•  “Using Policy Attributes Theory to Understand Comprehensive School Reform Implementation in Two Title I Urban Middle Schools,” presentation at the American Education Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, La., April 11, 2011.
•  “Instructor and Students’ Perceptions of Care in Online Graduate Education: A Mixed Methods Case Study,” presentation to the Dissertation Defense Committee, Wichita, Feb. 18, 2011.
•  “Instructor and Students’ Perceptions of Care in Online Graduate Education: A Mixed Methods Case Study,” presentation at Hays State University AEP Administration, Faculty, and Students, Hays, Kan., Feb. 11, 2011.
• “USD 330 Board Goal Setting: Review and Strategic Planning,” presentation at Mission Valley Schools USD 330, Eskridge, Kan., Jan. 25, 2011.

Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, and David P. Carter:
•  Co-authored “Marharishi’s Message: Vegetarianism as Natural Evolution,” Chapter 7, Food for the Soul: Vegetarianism Yoga Traditions, Steven J. Rosen, ed., Santa Barbara: Praeger-Greenwood Press, 2011.
•  Attended the Annual Conference of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives in Learning (AEPL), Estes Park, Colo., June 23-26, 2011.

David Shubert, Ph.D., Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Professor of Chemistry:
•  “Using Technology to Create a More Engaged Organic Chemistry Classroom,” presentation at the 2010 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Wichita, Oct. 26-30, 2010.
•  “From Assess-Not Towards a Culture of Assessment at Newman University,” presentation at the Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill., April 8-12, 2011.


Austin’s Reading the World adopted at several universities

Newman University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Austin, Ph.D., was recently notified that his book Reading the World: Ideas That Matter has been adopted as a textbook for composition classes at both St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., and at the University of Kansas. The book, now in its second edition, includes 72 readings by thinkers from around the world, and is designed to give undergraduate composition students a global perspective on a variety of topics. Since its initial publication in 2006, Reading the World has been the common composition textbook at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and at dozens of other colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The second edition, published in 2010, provides overviews and detailed notes on each reading to help make the texts more accessible for undergraduate readers.




Zogleman selected guest conductor for Heart of America Men’s Chorus
Newman University Director of Choral Music Deanne Zogleman has been hired as guest conductor for the Heart of America Men’s Chorus, effective August through December 2011. The Wichita choir was founded in 2002 and includes approximately 40 singers. The chorus often donates concert proceeds to benefit groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association of the Great Plains, the Kansas Foodbank Warehouse, the Wichita Children’s Home and others. Zogleman is the first female conductor to be hired by the chorus.The Heart of America Men’s Chorus will stage a concert at Newman that will include the Newman Chorale Men as guests on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at 4:30 p.m., in the Performance Hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. For tickets, please call 316-708-4837.