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.

Dennis Bishop, M.E.,
Adjunct Faculty, Division of Arts and Letters:

“The Last King of Scotland: The Uganda-Tanzania War, 1978-1979,” The African Wars Series #1, Costa Mesa: Victory Point Games, 2013.

Kelly Clasen, Ph.D.,
Academic ResourcesCenter Director:

“Liminal Places, Liminal People: Kate Chopin’s Half-Native Characters as Symbols of Environmental and Social Change,” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, 20.1 (Spring/Summer 2013).

“Charles Chesnutt’s Earliest Novel, Mandy Oxendine, and the Development of His Environmental Ethos,” presentation at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Conference, Lawrence, Kan., June 1, 2013.

Nancy Dahlinger, M.S.Ed., OTR/L,
Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of Occupational Therapy:

Elected as the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association Vice President for the 2013- 2015 term.

Jill Fort, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor
of Criminal Justice:
“Politics and Criminal Justice Personnel in the Great Plains,” presentation with co-author Dr. Elizabeth Maier, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, March 19-23, 2013..

Cheryl L. Golden, Ph.D.,
Professor of History:

“Alexander the Great in Afghanistan: Lessons Learned,” presentation at Life Ventures, Wichita, Kan., May 2013.

“The Geography of Thucydides,” chapter in Ancient World Views: Institutions and Geography from the Greco-Roman World, Brill: Leiden, 2013.

Kathy Hammond, M.S.Ed.,
Assistant Professor of Radiologic Technology:

Promoted to Program Director of Radiologic Technology.

Don Hufford, Ph.D.,
Professor of Education:

Completed evaluation and review of the most recent edition of American Education by Joel Spring, McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, N.Y., February, 2013.

“The Virtue of Justice,” presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators – Kansas, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kan., April 5, 2013.

“Vachel Lindsay: Poetic Explorations,” presentation at the Newman University Literary Festival, Wichita, Kan., April 6, 2013.

Reviewer for The Kansas Teacher Education Advocate, Association of Teacher Educators – Kansas, Topeka, Kan.

John Leyba, Ph.D.,
Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Division of Science and Mathematics:

“Sweat Analysis of Conditioned Runners,” presentation/poster with Elizabeth Peuchen and Suzie Kucera, American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, La., April 7, 2013.

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

Participant in “Teaching about the Holocaust: History, Memory, and Memorialization,” the 2013 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., Jan. 7-11, 2013.

Facilitated/Playtested “Changing the Game: Title IX, Gender and Athletics in American Universities,” Title IX game co-authored with Abigail Perkiss, Reacting to the Past Regional Conference, the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., March 1-3, 2013.

“Collaborative Play: A Roundtable Discussion of the Potential and Pitfalls of Joint Ventures in Game Design,” panel presentation of Reacting to the Past game development using as a case study the in-development game, “Monuments and Memory-Making; The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1981-82,” with co-authors Rebecca Livingstone and Abigail Perkiss, 13th Annual Reacting to the Past Faculty Institute, Barnard College, New York, N.Y., June 9, 2013.

Marguerite M. Regan, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of English:

Co-authored with David P. Carter book review of “The Agni & the Ecstasy, Collected Essays” (2012) by Steven J. Rosen, ISKCON News, www.news.iskcon.org, Oct. 4, 2012.

“Patriotic Barspongers, Bigots, and One-Eyed Monsters in Joyce’s ‘Ulysses.’” Bloomsday keynote address, Wichita Gaelic Association, Wichita, Kan., June 15, 2013.

Tarcisia Roths, ASC, Ph.D.,
Professor Emerita (History):

Recognized for her career accomplishments and contributions to the success of other women, Wichita Business Journal 2012 Women in Business event, Wichita, Kan., Jan. 29, 2013.

David Shubert, Ph.D.,
Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and
John Leyba, Ph.D.,
Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Division of Science and Mathematics:

Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia: A Student Centered Approach, Second Edition. New York: Springer Publishing Co., 2013.

Amy Siple, MSN, FNP-BC,
Associate Professor of Nursing:

“Pharmacologic Management of Alzheimer’s and Associated Behaviors,” presentation at the 2013 Advanced Pharmacology Conference, Oklahoma City, Okla., April 20, 2013.

“Medical Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease,” presentation at 2013 Aging and Wellness Coalition of Sedgwick County, Wichita, Kan., June 12, 2013.

“Understanding Alzheimer’s,” presentation at Bentley Senior Center, Bentley, Kan., June 21, 2013.

George Smith, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Accoutancy:

“Imagine” and “You can find me,” poems in Coelocanth, Newman University English Department, Wichita, Kan., 2012.

“The Super Senior Golfer,” Opinion & Analysis column in “GolfWRX,” www.GolfWRX.com.

Debbie Strickert, M.N., APRN-CNS,
Associate Professor of Nursing:

“Type 2 Diabetes in Children,” Newman University Speakers Bureau presentation to the Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents Program, Wichita, Kan., May 30, 2013.

Strickert, with Carla A. Lee, Ph.D., APRN-BC, FAAN,
Adjunct Faculty, Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia;
Margaret Trumpp, M.E., RRT, AE-C,
Assistant Professor and Director of Respiratory Care, and
Susan Parson, Ph.D., RN:

“Oral Care and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: An Integrated Review of the Literature,” Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, May/June 2013.

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