Faculty activity and achievements


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

Kathleen Barrett, M.N., Associate Professor of Nursing:
• “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Health Care Community,” presentation at the Midwest Regional Health Professionals Conference, Pittsburg, Kan., Oct. 26, 2011.

Bryan Dietrich, Ph.D., Professor of English:
The Assumption. Seattle: WordFarm, 2011.
• “Gotham Wanes,” in Poetry, Fall 2011.
• “Neil Armstrong,” in Pedestal, Fall 2011.
• Five poems in Dissections, Fall 2011.
• “Poetry After Midnight,” in Horror Writers of America Newsletter & Star Line, Fall 2011.
• “Introduction,” in Jason Mott’s Stand Behind Me…, Fall 2011.

Bernadette Fetterolf, Ph.D., Associate Professor Nursing:
• “Pediatric Decompensation,” presentation at the Critical Care and Trauma Conference, Labette Community College, Parsons, Kan., Oct. 2011.

Christopher Fox, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy:
• “The Novelty of Religion and the Religiosity of Substitution in Levinas and Agamben,” Levinas Studies, An Annual Review, June 2011.
• “The delayed arrival of Bergsonian spirituality in the works of Emmanuel Levinas,” presentation at Totality and Infinity at Fifty (North American Levinas Society), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, May 1-3, 2011.
• “Religion, the irreparable, and substitution in the works of Giorgio Agamben,” presentation at Postmodernism, Culture and Religion 4: The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., April 7-9, 2011.

Don Hufford, Ph.D., Professor of Education:
• “The Classroom and Resistant Aesthetic Sensibility,” Journal of Philosophy and History of Education, Fall 2011.
• “Philosophical Discontent,” presentation at the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education, Chicago, Ill., November 2011.
• “Teacher Education and Moral Intelligence,” presentation at the Critical Questions in Education Conference, Kansas City, Mo., October 2011.
• Pre-publication review of Humanity & Society, the Journal of the Association for Humanist Sociology, September 2011.
• “Rollo May, Existential Psychology, and Education: Tangential Realities,” presentation at the Society of the Philosophy and History of Education, San Antonio, Texas, September 2011.
• “The Teacher as Transcender: Searching for What Might Be,” presentation at the Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education, St. Louis, Mo., August 2011.
• “Teaching Social Justice,” presented as part of the Wichita Teacher Inquiry Group at the Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed Conference, Chicago, Ill., July 2011.

Carla A. B. Lee, Ph.D., ARNP-BC, FAAN, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia:
• Test Study Guides subject matter expert for the Textbook of Basic Nursing (10th ed.). Rosdahl, C. & Kowalski, M. (20l2) Philadelphia: Lippinctoo, Williams & Wilkens.
• Served as Vice Chair and Coordinator for the Piatt Memorial Monument Project Committee, Wichita, Kan., 2011.
• Received Gubernatorial Award for Community Service for Citizens of Kansas, Wichita, Kan., Sept. 10, 2011.
• Received KU Think College Grant for 2010-2011 for “Development of Action Plan for Kansas for the Intellectually Challenged,” Lawrence, Kan., 2011.
• Received Elizabeth See Endowed Research Grant from the Kansas Nurses Foundation for 2010 as a co-researcher* for “Bridging the Gap from Didactic to Clinical Education in Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Program: A Comparison Study of Stress Perceptions of the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Student Mentorship During Initial Days of Clinical Experience.” Abstract published in Kansas Nurse, 88 (Nov./Dec. (2011).
* Co-researchers: Rebecca Boust, RN, BS, CCRN; Chanda J. Brown, RN, BS, CCRN, and Erin R. Felkey, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN.

Gina Marx, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Graduate Education:
• “Leadership Coaching for High Performance,” co-presentation to Bedford, Texas, school administrators, Nov. 10-11 and Dec. 8-9, 2011.
• “Making Difficult Conversations Doable,” presentation at the Kansas State Department of Education Assessment Conference, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 31, 2011.
• “ELA Common Core Academy Administrator Session,” presentation at the KSDE K-12 Common Core Academy, Hays, Kan., July 14-15, 2011.

Surendra P. Singh, Ph.D., Professor of Biology:
• Received a $10,000 grant from the Koch Foundation to offer the Investigative Summer Science Program in 2011.
• Received a $13,000 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to offer the Investigative Summer Science Program in 2011.
• Received an $8,000 grant from the K.T. Wiedemann Foundation to offer the Newman Hispanic Program in Fall 2011.
• Received an $8,000 grant from Wichita Public Schools, USD 259, to offer the Newman Native American Scholars Program in Spring 2012.
• “Biocentric Teaching Strategies for a Sustainable World,” Journal of Higher Education, the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, India, 2011.

Meg Trumpp, M.E., Director of the Respiratory Care Program:
• Received the 2011 national “Outstanding Affiliate Contributor” award, American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Annual Business Meeting, Tampa, Fla., Nov. 6, 2011.

Mary Werner, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Art:
• Part of Group Show at City Arts, Painters and Printmakers, Wichita, Kan., 2011.
• Artist in Residence at the Raymer Society for the Arts, Red Barn Studio, Lindsborg, Kan., 2011.
• Judged artists’ booths at Autumn and Art at Bradley Fair, Wichita, Kan., 2011.
• Subject of Artist Profile in The Feminist Art Project, Kansas Chapter, 2011.
• “The Queen of Bad Luck is Wearing My Tiara” (with Brenda Jones), exhibition at Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kan., 2011.
• “I’ve Had a Headache Since I Was Three,” one woman show at Gallery XII, Wichita, Kan., 2011.
• Judged the Kansas Junior Duck Stamp Contest, Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita, Kan., 2011.

The following faculty members were recently promoted or granted tenure:

Nancy Dahlinger, M.S.Ed., Instructor of Occupational Therapy:
Promoted to Assistant Professor.

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History:
Promoted to Full Professor.

Max Frazier, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education:
Granted tenure.

Kelly McFall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History:
Granted tenure.

Joan Melzer, M.N., Associate Professor of Nursing:
Granted tenure.