Faculty and staff activity and achievements
Each year, Newman faculty and staff members publish and present a variety of literary, scholarly and professional works. Here is a look at recent activity and other achievements.
Yangchen Austin, M.B.A., Assistant Director of Transfer Student Admissions:
Named chair of the Publication Committee for the Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Overland Park, Kan., October 2013.
Kelly Clasen, Ph.D., Academic Resources Center Director:
“Feminists of the Middle Border: Willa Cather, Hamlin Garland, and the Female Land Ethic,” CEA Critic: An Official Journal of the College English Association, 75.2, July 2013.
“‘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.
Received $500 travel grant, South Central Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans, La., Oct. 3-5, 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.
“Recognition and Management of Child Abuse,” presentation to the Critical Care and Trauma Conference, Wichita, Kan., September 2013.
“From Critical Thinking to Clinical Judgment,” presentation to the Kansas Healthcare Education Council, Wichita, Kan., November 2013.
Gloria Hegge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work:
Published three biographies in the online Encyclopedia of Social Work, Oxford University Press:
“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
“Rene Sand.” August 2013. Retrieved on 11/24/13 from: http://socialwork.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.001.0001/acrefore-9780199975839-e-1118?rskey=usqefv&result=1
“Daniel Sanders.” September 2013. Retrieved on 11/24/13 from: http://socialwork.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.001.0001/acrefore-9780199975839-e-1128?rskey=ToUCMG&result=1
Don Hufford, Ph.D., Professor of Education:
“Reimagining Education,” presentation at Oklahoma Educational Studies Association, Oklahoma University, August 2013.
“Worldview Understandings and Teacher Authenticity,” presentation at Society of the Philosophy and History of Education, Oklahoma City, September 2013.
“Student Thoughts on an Educational Journey,” presentation at Critical Questions in Education conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 2013.
“Eric Fromm’s Dialectical Humanism and the American University,” presentation at Society for the Philosophical Study of Education, Columbia College, Chicago, Ill., November 2013.
“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.
Kelly 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.
Facilitated/Playtested “Changing the Game: Title IX, Gender and Athletics in American Universities,” Title IX game co-authored with Abigail Perkiss, 2nd Annual Game Design Workshop, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant Mich., July 20, 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.
Teresa Raehpour, M.A., Director of Adult and Continuing Studies, Instructor of Communication:
“Meetings, Madness and Mayhem,” presentation at Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, Kan., Sept. 19, 2013.
“Communication – It’s More than Just Talk,” presentation at Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 17, 2013.
“Meetings, Madness and Mayhem,” presentation at Insurance Professionals of Wichita, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 21, 2013.
“Basics of Speech 101,” presentation at Young Professionals of Wichita, Wichita, Kan., Nov. 8, 2013.
“Basics of Speech 101,” presentation at Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, Kan., Nov. 14, 2013
“Let’s Get Passionate! Leadership thru Enthusiasm,” presentation at Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, Kan., Dec. 12, 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.
Amy Siple, M.S.N., FNP-BC, Associate Professor of Nursing:
“Parkinson’s Disease,” presentation to Westside Christian Church Senior Citizens Group, Wichita, Kan., July 17, 2013.
Debbie Strickert, M.N., APRN-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 Biology
John 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 Papsdorf, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology
Promoted to Associate Professor of Theology
Amy Siple, M.S.N., FNP-BC, Associate Professor of Nursing
Margaret Trumpp, M.Ed., Instructor, School of Nursing and Allied Health
Promoted to Assistant Professor
Mary Werner, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Art
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