Faculty

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:

August 2014

  • Ann Coburn-Collins, director of academic programs support, presented“Best Practices for Supporting Adjunct Faculty” at the annual conference of the Higher Learning Commission, April 13 in Chicago.
  • Monika Dix, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, presenteda paper titled “Chusei bukkyo kenkyu to nihon bunka” at Kokugakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, May 25.
  • Poonam Kumar, director of online learning, was co-author of an articletitled “Selling Sales: Factors Influencing Undergraduate Business Students’ Decision to Pursue Sales Education” that has been published in the Journal of Marketing Education, Volume 36, Issue 2, page 94-104, August 2014.
  • Andrew Miller, assistant professor of geography, and James Bowers,assistant professor of criminal justice, gave two poster presentations at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting April 11 in Tampa, Fla. They presented collaborative faculty-student research projects “Variation in Seasonal Shooting Hotspots of Saginaw, Michigan” with SVSU student Kevin Erb, and “Geospatial Assessment of the Cultural Causes of Violent Crime Clustering in Saginaw, Michgan” with SVSU student Emily Gennrich.
  • Kaustav Misra, assistant professor of economics, was a co-author of “The Propensity to use Incentive Compensation for Non-family Managers in SME Family Firms.” The article was published in the Journal of Family Business Management, Volume 3, Issue 1. The paper uses the socio-emotional wealth perspective to explore how the level of family involvement reduces the propensity to use incentives to non-family managers in small to medium-sized enterprises. The paper was also selected as an “Outstanding Article” by the journal.
  • Mike Mosher, professor of art/communication digital media, presenteda paper titled “High School Comics: Teenage Revolutionary Ann Arbor’s Graphic Story Journal” at the International Symposium Territories of Artists’ Periodicals, held at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Mosher will teach his biennial Art 390: Comics, Cartoon Illustration and Visual Narrative in winter 2015.
  • Paul Munn, professor of English, presented a paper titled “John Ashbery:Creative without Creation” at Great Writing 2014: The 17th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, Imperial College, London, June 28. He also presented “Youthfulness as Critical Label and Cultural Marker: John Ashbery as Youthful Poet” at International Conference: Youth and/in Literature & Society, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, July 9.
  • Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, Harvey Randall Wickes Chair in InternationalStudies, and George Puia, Dow Chemical Company Centennial Chair in Global Business, co-authored “The Effects of National Culture and Ethno-linguistic Diversity on Innovativeness.” The article was published in the Baltic Journal of Management , Volume 8, Issue 3. The paper examines the relationship between culture, ethno-linguistic diversity and national innovativeness.
  • Helen Raica-Klotz, director of the Writing Center, presented “HowTutors Learn to Tutor: The Role of Mentorship in the Writing Center” at the European Writing Centers Association Conference at Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, July 20.
  • David Rzeszutek, assistant professor of theatre, participated in the Acting Focus Group at Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s National Conference titled “Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal,” in Scottsdale, Ariz., July 24-27.
  • Marilyn Skrocki, associate professor of health sciences, received the GreatLakes Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives 2014 Regent Distinguished Faculty Member Award during a Michigan Health and Hospital Association conference on Mackinac Island, June 26.
  • Stephen Taber, professor of biology, has a manuscript titled “A New Southwestern Species of Erioptera Meigen Crane Fly (Diptera: Tipulidae)” accepted for publication in Southwestern Entomologist. The species from Utah is named for Ruth and Ted Braun, who established a fellowship program that supported the research. Also, Taber has a manuscript titled “A New Boreal Species of Boletina Staeger Fungus Gnat (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)” accepted for publication in Southwestern Entomologist. In addition, Taber has a manuscript titled “Three New Nearctic Species of the Fungus Gnat Genus Tetragoneura Winnertz, 1846 (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)” accepted for publication in Spixiana, a journal of the Bavarian State Zoological Collection in Munich. Finally, Taber has a manuscript titled “A New Nearctic Fungus Gnat species of the genus Ectrepesthoneura Enderlein (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)” accepted forpublication in Studia Dipterologica, a journal of the Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institute in Muncheberg, Germany.

    Paul Teed, professor of history, had an article titled “Idealism and Ambition: Joseph R. Hawley, the 7th Connecticut and the Battle of Olustee,” published in the spring issue of Connecticut History Review. The research for this article was funded by the Ruth and Ted Braun Fellowship Program at SVSU.

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

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"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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