Faculty and staff activity and achievements


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

GloriaHeggeGloria Hegge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Published three biographies in the online Encyclopedia of Social Work, Oxford University Press:

  1. “Irena Sendler.” August 2013. Retrieved on 11/24/13 from: http://socialwork. oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.001.0001/acrefore-9780199975839-e-1106
  2. “Rene Sand.” August 2013. Retrieved on 11/24/13 from: http://socialwork.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.001.0001/acrefore-9780199975839-e-
  3. “Daniel Sanders.” September 2013. Retrieved on 11/24/13 from: http://socialwork.

Kelly Clasen, Ph.D.

Academic Resources Center Director

“‘I doan eat no frog-laigs’: Charles Chesnutt’s Less Palatable Uncle Julius Stories,” presentation at South Central Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans, La., Oct. 3, 2013.

Bernadette Fetterolf, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
“Clinical Supervision and Evaluation,” presentation at the Kansas Committee for Nursing Education and Practice Clinical Teaching Institute, Wichita, Kan., August 2013.

Don Hufford, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
“Teaching to Transcend: A Personal Educational Philosophy,” Journal of Philosophy and History of Education, Vol. 63, No. 1 (Fall 2013).

Barry Koch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work
Psychoanalytically-Based Theories of Child Development, chapter in Encyclopedia of  educational Theory and Philosophy, D.C. Phillips, ed. SAGE: Thousand Oaks, 2014.

Ami Larrea, B.A.

 Academic and International Advisor
“Open Minds and Compassionate Hearts: Advising International Students,” presentation with Deana Olsen, Academic Support Coordinator, University of Kansas, at Kansas Academic Advising Network, Academic Advising: At the Heart of Student Success Conference, McPherson, Kan., Sept. 6, 2013.

Mark Potter, B.S.

Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Selected as member of the Governor’s Mental Health Task Force, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, July 2013.

Marguerite Regan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
“Mattie Ross: The Exception or the Rule in Literature about the American Frontier?” presentation at The Big Read – Wichita, National Endowment for the Arts, Downtown  Library, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 10, 2013.

Mario Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work
“Differentiating the 3 Ds (Dementia, Depression and Delirium) with the Anciano (elderly  individuals),” presentation at the Latino Behavioral Health Institute’s 19th Annual Latino  Conference, Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 13, 2013.

Karen Rogers, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education
English Learners and Science: Putting the Pieces Together, with Michelle Hayes, Brandi Iles, Jill Catherine Jones, C. Matt Seimears and Connie Watson, Kendall Hunt: Dubuque, 2013.

2014-03-26_1737Kelly McFall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History, Chair of the Humanities Division
“Haven’t yet made up your mind? Writing indeterminate roles for Reacting games,” presentation at 2nd Annual Game Design Workshop, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant Mich., July 19, 2013.

Debbie Strickert, M.N., APR N-CNS

Associate Professor of Nursing
Video Conference Series on Diabetes Mellitus, webinar presentations for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, Wichita, Kan., July 17 and July 31, 2013.

The following individuals received promotions or were granted tenure:Michael Bradley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
Promoted to Associate Professor of BiologyJohn Moragues, M.S.W., Assistant Professor of Social Work
Promoted to Associate Professor of Social Work

Alan Oberley, M.S., Instructor, Division of Math and Science
Promoted to Assistant Professor

Joshua Pa psdorf, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology
Promoted to Associate Professor of Theology

Amy Siple, M.S.N., FNP-BC, Associate Professor of Nursing
Granted Tenure

Margaret Trumpp, M.Ed., Instructor, School of Nursing and Allied Health
Promoted to Assistant Professor

Mary Werner, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Art
Granted Tenure

The following individuals will retire from Newman University at the end of the spring 2014 semester:

Charles Merrifield, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology

Joan Purkey, M.E., Associate Professor of Education

Duncan Rose, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Counseling