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.

Bryan Dietrich, Ph.D., Professor of English:

The Assumption, La Porte, Ind.: WordFarm Press, 2009.

Carla A. Lee, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia:

“Chronic Pelvic Pain and Associated Disorders,” lead author with Gaylene Altman, Ph.D., in Kansas Nurse, 84(4), l2-l5 May-June, 2009.

“Bylaws and Their Usage,” presentation to Neighborhood University 2008, sponsored by Wichita Independent Neighborhoods (WIN), Building Community Pride: One Neighborhood at a Time, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 25, 2008.

“Life’s Journey,” poem presented at 10th Annual Newman University Literary Festival, April 5, 2009.

“Coaching and Mentoring,” presentation with Loretta Forlaw, Ph.D., at Kansas State Nurses Association Convention, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 2, 2008

Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., Department Chair and Associate Professor of History was interviewed recently by an independent filmmaker preparing a documentary in the United Kingdom about notorious women in history for the History Channel. Golden responded to questions concerning the suicide of Cleopatra, who clutched an asp to her breast until it bit her, and the use of poisons in that era.

Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English received the 2009 Newman University Teaching Excellence Award. The award is bestowed each spring on a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated an innovative or dynamic approach to courses, course revisions, and teaching techniques. The award recipient has the honor of speaking at the following fall and spring commencement ceremonies.

David Shubert, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and John Leyba, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry were notified that their textbook Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia: A Student Centered Approach went into its second printing after just three months of publication. The book is currently being used in a number of nurse anesthesia programs at universities around the country, including Duke University, the Medical University of South Carolina and Newman University. It is the first textbook that specifically focuses on the needs of nursing anesthesia students.

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