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 2010

  • Geoffrey V. Carter, assistant professor of rhetoric and professional writing, presented papers at the Computers and Writing Conference at Purdue University (“The Mask of Zotero 2.0: All About BiblioBouts, the Citation Game”) and the Rhetoric Society of America Conference in Minneapolis (“The Sounds of Windows 95/Vista: Softing Our Aural Wares”).

  • Callejo Pérez; Josh Ode, assistant professor of kinesiology; and Joseph Inungu, director of external relations for health science; attended the Weissberg Chair for International Studies Conference on the Right to Health, March 12-13, at Beloit Collge, Wisc. Ode and Callejo Perez presented a paper titled “Why does Teaching about Global Health Matter?” Also, Perez presented on the panel: Weaving Health as a Human Right into the Curriculum. Inungu presented on a panel: From Theory to Application: Opportunities for Student Engagement.

  • Gary Clark, professor of marketing, had a paper titled “Opinions of Marketing Faculty about Client-Financed Real-World Projects: A Qualitative Study using Content Analysis” accepted for publication in the Review of Management Innovation and Creativity. Michael Crawford, an adjunct instructor of economics, and Michael E. King, an SVSU business alumnus, co-authored the paper.

  • Fenobia I. Dallas, assistant professor of professional and technical writing, gave a presentation titled “Coordinating Professional & Technical Writing Internships – Praxis. Techne. Metis. Nommo” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 19 in Louisville, Ky.

  • Vanessa Brooks Herd, assistant professor of social work, presented a foster parents training workshop titled “Cultural Diversity” for the Saginaw County Department of Human Service, March 16 in Saginaw. Also Herd presented a workshop titled “Stress Out...Not” for the Young Educators Society Spring Conference, March 26 at SVSU.

  • Gladys Hernandez, professor of modern foreign languages, presented “Improve Language Fluency and Cultural Understanding through Cinema” at the AATSP Michigan Chapter, April 17 in Frankenmuth, Mich.

  • Dawn Hinton, associate professor of sociology, presented “From the Bottom Up: Race, Gender, Class and Community” and was an invited panelist for Teaching as a Scholar of Color at the Midwest Sociological Society Meetings, March 31-April 1 in Chicago. Also, Hinton and Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, professor of management, co-published a book chapter titled “Using ICT to Resolve the Modernization Paradox for Rural Communities in Africa: A Theoretical Exploration and Conceptualization” in E-Agriculture & E-Government for Global Policy Development: Implications and Future Directions (pp.103-121; B. M. Maumbe, Ed.). In addition, Hinton’s paper “Creating Communities on the Margins: The Successful Black Female Academician” has been accepted for publication in Urban Review.

  • Christina Montgomery and Helen Raica-Klotz, lecturers of English, presented “Rethinking Response: What We Tell and How We Tell It” as part of a panel discussion at the College Composition and Communication Conference, March 19 in Louisville, Ky.

  • Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, professor of management, had an article accepted for publication in International Studies of Management and Organizations. “Utilizing an Integrative Multi-lens Model: Explaining Firm Performance in ‘Double Void’ Emerging Economies” was co-authored by Scott D. Julian.

  • Suzanne Savoy, assistant professor of nursing, presented a research poster titled “Depressive Symptoms Reduce Quality of Life in Healthy Women” at the 34th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society meeting, April 8-11 in Kansas City, Mo. The poster was based on dissertation research for her Ph.D., which will be conferred May 13 at Loyola University. Savoy has joined three research sections (Health Promoting Behaviors, Women’s Health, and Research Utilization in Agencies) for MNRS, each of which is planning a symposium for the next annual meeting.

  • Christopher Schilling, Charles J. Strosacker Endowed Chair of Mechanical Engineering, presented an invited seminar titled “Agri-Energy Research at Saginaw Valley State University,” April 14 to the Governor’s Agriculture Commission.

  • Kerry Segel, professor of English, delivered a presentation titled “A Resources and Needs Survey for low ELL-incidence School Districts” at the annual Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages convention, March 26 in Boston, Mass. This presentation was the culmination of a sabbatical project carried out during the 2008-09 academic year.

  • Stephen Taber, associate professor of biology, discovered a new species – a fly from a western Michigan swamp. The finding will appear in a forthcoming issue of The Great Lakes Entomologist as “A New Species of Leia Meigen Fungus Gnat (Diptera: Mycetophilidae).”

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
Debra Lively

Debra Lively

"I always knew I wanted to teach, but Dr. Lively really reminded me why - it's all about the kids. She taught me to do what's best for the child."

Jenny (Pelc) Zmiekjko, 2006, B.A., Elementary Education Third grade teacher at St. Pius X Catholic School in Flint

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