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.

Michael Austin, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:
•   Useful Fictions: Evolution, Anxiety, and the Origins of Literature. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, November 2010.

Kathleen A. Barrett, MSN, ARNP-BC, Associate Professor of Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing:
•    Received the Kansas State Nurses Association Patricia A. Devine Excellence in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Award for 2010 at the Kansas State Nursing Association Convention, Hutchinson, Kan., Oct. 7, 2010.

Max Frazier, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education:
•    Selected to be a member of the Submission Review Board for Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research.

Don Hufford, Ph.D., Ed.D., Professor of Education:
•    “The Classroom and Resistant Aesthetic Sensibility,” presentation to the Society of Philosophy and History of Education, Oklahoma City, Okla., Sept. 23-25, 2010.
•    “A Philosophy of Freedom,” presentation to the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education, Columbia College Film School, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 5-6, 2010.
•    “An Education for Discontent,” presentation to the Critical Questions in Education Conference, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 8-9, 2010.
•    “Education, Existentialism, and Freire: A Juxtaposition,” Journal of Philosophy and History of Education, David Snelgrove, ed. Fall 2010.
•    The Hufford Reader, a resource for the Wichita Teacher Inquiry Group, Linda Rhone, ed. Salt Lake City: Family Heritage Publishers, 2010.

Barry J. Koch, Ph.D., LCSW, Assistant Professor/Field Coordinator, MSW Program, Colorado Springs, Colo.:
•     “The Psychological Impact on Police Officers of Being First Responders to Completed Suicides,” Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 25.2 (Oct. 2010).
•     The same article published online at www.springerlink.com/content/v3q8725658r35652/, June 2010.
•     Received the “Hero of Mental Health Award” from Aspen Pointe, the central mental health agency in Colorado Springs, at the 2010 Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon, Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 12, 2010 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
•     Conducted 30-hour training course in Crisis Intervention Hotline Counselors for Suicide Prevention Partnerships in Colorado Springs from Oct. 7-19 to 35 volunteers.
•     Invited to join the Community Service Committee for Mental Health America of the Pikes Peak Region.
•     “The problem of suicide in Colorado and in El Paso County,” presentation to the community as a member of the Community Service Committee for Mental Health America of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 16, 2010.

Carla A. Lee, Ph.D. ARNP-BC. FAAN, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia:
•    “Conducting Healthy Meetings,” presentation at the 2010 Neighborhood University sponsored by the Wichita Independent Neighborhood Association, Wichita, Kan., Sept. 18, 2010.
•    Member of the Wichita Independent Neighborhood Association board and delegate to the National Neighborhood Association Assembly, Little Rock, Ark., May 27-28, 2010, where she chaired a round table discussion on “Formulation of Bylaws and Their Usage.”
•    Received Nurse Researcher of the Year Award by the Kansas State Nurses Association, Hutchinson, Kan., Oct. 8, 2010.
•    Chair of Resolutions Committee during Kansas State Nurses Association assembly, Hutchinson, Kan., Oct. 8, 2010.


Stephen V. Poulter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English/Composition:
•     Frameworks for Academic Writing. Rewrote and renamed previously published writing textbook to reduce cost for students and use the savings to fund small projects for the Math and Writing Center, Raleigh: Lulu Publishing, www.lulu.com, August 2010.

David Shubert, Ph.D., Dean of Undergraduate Studies:
•     “Using Technology to Create a More Engaged Organic Chemistry Classroom,” presentation to American Chemical Society Midwest Region Meeting, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 27, 2010.

Amy Siple, MSN, FNP-BC, Associate Professor of Nursing:
•    “Scientific Breakthroughs in AD Research,” presentation at Presbyterian Manors, Salina, Kan., Aug. 12, 2010.
•    “Understanding Alzheimer’s,” presentation to caregivers, lay people in the community and staff members at:

  • Presbyterian Manors, Newton, Kan., Aug. 5, 2010
  • Downtown Senior Center, Wichita, Kan., Aug. 11, 2010
  • Catholic Care Center, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 21, 2010
  • Presbyterian Manor, Arkansas City, Kan., Nov. 5, 2010
  • “What’s on the Horizon? The Latest Scientific Developments in the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease,” presentation to the Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging at the Fall Conference, Wichita, Kan., Nov. 5, 2010.
  • “Latest Scientific Developments in Alzheimer’s,” presentation to caregivers, staff members and residents at:
  • Kansas Masonic Home, Wichita, Kan., Dec. 1, 2010
  • Sandpiper Bay, Wichita, Kan., Dec. 2, 2010
  • Life Care Center, Wichita. Kan., Dec. 2, 2010.

Barbara J. Sponsel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics:
•    “The Impact of the Infinite Mathematics Project on Teachers’ Knowledge and Teaching Practice: A Case Study of a Title IIB MSP Professional Development Initiative,” unpublished doctoral dissertation, Manhattan: Kansas State University, 2010.


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