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At SVSU, we believe faculty can have the best of both worlds: being able to teach, have meaningful interaction with students, and the support to conduct and present research. Each month faculty work is published in the internal faculty/staff newsletter, the "Interior". See what's new:

March 2012

  • James Bowers Jr., assistant professor of Criminal Justice, presented a paper titled “An Examination of the Impact of an Urban Growth Boundary on Crime in Portland, Oregon” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s annual meeting in New York City, March 14.
  • Fenobia I. Dallas, Fenobia I. Dallas, associate professor of rhetoric & professional writing, presented “The ‘Black’ World War II Victory Ships: Naming Academic Excellence in a Time of Jim Crow” and “The Apocalypse Now: On Considering Yeats’ Vision of the Early 20th Century” at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, March 2, at Alma College.
  • Monika Dix, assistant professor of Modern Foreign Languages, presented “Straightening the Wrinkles: Aging Ambivalence in the Jojin Ajari no haha no shu” at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese seminar in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting in Toronto, March 15-18.
  • Joseph Jaska, assistant professor of criminal justice, presented “In What Academic Discipline Should Security Education Be Placed?” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s annual meeting in New York City, March 15.
  • Kaustav Misra, assistant professor of economics, co-authored “Internationalization of Publicly Traded Family Firms: A Transaction Cost Theory Perspective and Longitudinal Analysis” that was accepted for presentation at the 2012 Family Enterprise Research Conference held at the John Molson School of Business in Montreal, May 10-12.
  • Poonam Kumar, professor of education technology and development, co-authored “Creating Immersive Online Learning Experiences: Exploring the Potential of Second Life for Global Business Education” that was published in the Communications of Global Information Technology journal. Kumar also co-authored “Re-enginerring a Face-to-Face Course for an Online Format Using Community of Inquiry Framework” that was published in the Journal of Business and Training Education.
  • David Rzeszutek, assistant professor of theatre, was presented an SVSU Professional Development award to study 16th century theatre in Italy this summer for a project titled “Commedia Dell Arte Intensive.” Rzeszutek will study the Commedia dell’Arte, a form of theatre based on sketches and characterized by masked “types,” with Master Teacher Antonio Fava. 

Those Who Changed Us

Throughout our lives, we recall those teachers who had an impact on us. Here, alumni and students share thoughts on SVSU faculty who changed their lives.

Faculty Member
Nameeta Mathur


"Living up to high expectations is infectious once you start meeting them. Her teaching fundamentally transformed the way I analyzed the world."

-- described Aaron Crossen, 2008, B.A., history/communication. He is a marketing and sales coordinator for Cech Corp. in Saginaw.

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