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.

Susan Crane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English:

  • “Aldhelm’s Enigmata: Ekphrasis and Early Medieval Ideas of Order,” presentation at the 34th Annual Mid-America Medieval Association Conference, Conception Abbey, Conception, Mo., Feb. 27, 2010.
  • Named to the editorial board of “This Rough Magic,” an online teaching journal for Medieval and Renaissance studies, www.thisroughmagic.org.

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

  • Love Craft. Georgetown: Finishing Line Press, 2010.
  • The Assumption. La Porte: WordFarm Press, 2010.
  • Prime Directive. Los Gatos: Daverana Enterprises, 2010.
  • “Eden, Fonda, Welch, Dickinson, Wagner,” Witness, Spring 2010.
  • “The Seduction Of the Innocent,” “www.amazon.com,” “Discipline & Punish,” “WWII,” “The Dynamo and the Virgin,” “The Text,” Licking River Review, Fall 2009.
  • “Utopia,” “Essay On Man,” “Common Sense,” “Vindication Of the Rights Of Women,” “The Rights Of Man,” “The Second Sex,” “The Prince,” Mayo Review, Fall 2009.
  • “The Human Stain: Chaos and the Rage for Order in Watchmen,” Extrapolation, Spring 2009.

Jill Fort, M.A., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice:

  • “Understanding Good Time: A State by State Analysis,” presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, Mass., December 2009.
  • “Differential Offending or Differential Treatment: Why Are More Women Being Incarcerated?” presentation at the American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, Mo., November 2009.

Max Frazier, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Secondary Education:

  • “Successful Technology Leadership: Helpful Tips from Real Leaders,” panel discussion leader at the National Educational Computing Conference, Washington D.C., June 29, 2009.
  • “The 21st Century Technology Leader,” presentation at the Technology Coordinator Special Interest Group Forum, the National Educational Computing Conference, Washington D.C., June 28, 2009.

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

  • “Mnemosyne: The Athenian Memory of Atlantis,” chapter in Popular Controversies in World History: Prehistory to 2000 BCE, Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2010.

Audrey Curtis Hane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication, Director of the School of Arts and Humanities:

  • Selected by the Kansas Leadership Center for admission to The Art and Practice of Civic Leadership Development, a training program for leadership development, January – July 2010.

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

  • “Creating Knowledge/Creating Justice,” Teaching Teachers for a Knowledge Society. R.P. Singh, Ed. New Delhi: Gyan, 2009.
  • “A Hidden Outcome: The Who of the Teacher,” Journal of the Philosophy and History of Education, David Snelgrove, Ed. Fall 2009.
  • “Lift Every Voice and Sing: Reflections on a Personal Philosophy of Education,” presentation at the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education, National-Lewis-University, Chicago, Ill., November 2009.
  • “Erich Fromm and the Soulful University,” presentation at the Academy for Educational Studies, St. Louis, Mo., October 2009.
  • “Dr. Drake: Do I Read You Correctly?” Drake Lecture at the Educational Foundations Society, St. Louis, Mo., September 2009.
  • “Education, Existentialism, and Freire: A Juxtaposition,” presentation at the Society of the Philosophy and History of Education, St. Louis, Mo., September 2009.

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

  • “Running a Good Meeting,” presentation at Neighborhood University (2009), the Wichita Independent Neighborhood Association, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 17, 2009.
  • “Basic and Intermediate Procedures,” contributor to Foundations of Nursing (2nd ed.), by Lois White. Clifton Park: Thomson Delmar Learning, 2008.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, the Wichita Independent Neighborhood Association, 2008 – 2010 term.

Sharon Niemann, CRNA, MHS, Assistant Professor of CRNA, Director of CRNA Program:

  • Received the Nurse Administrator of the Year Award by the Kansas State Nurses Association, October 2009.

Steve Poulter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English Composition, English Department Chair and Math/Writing Center Director:

  • Converted his textbook Blueprints for Writing into a self-published e-book under the title Frameworks for Academic Writing.

Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English:

  • “’Weggebobbles and Fruit’: Leopold Bloom’s Vegetarian Impulses,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 51.4 (Winter 2009).

Renee J. Soukup-Hein ’02, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Molly M. Warnke, and Daniel W. Armstrong:

  • “The Use of Ionic Liquids in Analytical Chemistry,” The Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2: 145-168 (July 2009) (first published online as a review in advance on Feb. 19, 2009).
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