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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:

April 2015

Marlena Bravender, assistant professor of education technology, presented “Do Middle School Spanish Students Need More Than a Textbook?” at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning annual conference, March 19 in Detroit.
Monika Dix, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, presented “Cross-disciplinary Dialogs: Japanese Religions, Gender, and the Humanities” at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Society for the Study of Japanese Religions in conjunction with the Annual Association of Asian Studies Conference, March 26-29 in Chicago. Dix also served as organizer and discussant for the panel “Acting Modern: The Changing Face of Kabuki and Meiji Print Culture” at this same conference.
Julie Foss, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, and Emily Spinelli, executive director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, presented the webinar “What Can You Do with the ‘Can-Do Statements’?” March 24-26 for the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
John Lowry, assistant professor of kinesiology, presented a poster and gave an oral presentation at the Team Based Learning Collaborative Annual Conference, March 6-7 in St. Petersburg, Florida. His poster and presentation were titled “Using Team Based Learning and Simulation to Enhance Learning Outcomes.”
Mike Mosher, professor of art/communication & media, gave a workshop in drawing comics to teachers, poets and Detroit high school students at the 4th annual EcoJustice Conference, March 20 at Eastern Michigan University. Also, Mosher’s proposal for a 10-foot aluminum/styrene monumental artwork titled “Goddess Bless All Great MICHIGIWOMEN!” was exhibited at the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Andy Pandian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, presented a paper titled “Investigation of Maintenance Assumptions for an Automotive Production line using Simulation Modeling” at the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 2015 International Conference, March 3?5 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Thomas Renna, professor emeritus of history, presented “Charlemagne in German Political Thought, 1200-1360” at the Renaissance Society, March 28 in Berlin. Also, Renna presented “How did the Holy Roman Empire become German?” at the Michigan Academy, March 13 at Andrews University. And, he presented “Papal Approbation and Imperial Elections” at the American Catholic Historical Association, Jan. 5 in New York City.
Danilo Sirias, professor of management, conducted a workshop titled “Business Process Improvement: Getting More from What You Have” at the Michigan Bankers Association Perry School of Banking annual event, April 13 at Michigan State University.
Kristin Sovis, assistant professor of English, had an article titled “Rewriting the Narrative of Teacher Education through Collaboration” published in English Leadership Quarterly.