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 2013

  • Cyrus Aryana, professor of mathematics presented a paper titled “Self adjoint Toeplitz Operators Associated with Representing Measures on Multiply Connected Planar Regions and their Eigenvalues,” Special Session Speaker, at the Joint International meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Romanian Mathematical Society, Alba Iulia, Romania, June 27-30.
  • Fenobia I. Dallas, associate professor of rhetoric & professional writing,gave a presentation titled “ColorCulture, Language, and Spirituality: Border Crossers Impacting the Complexity of Life” at the College Language Association Convention, April 11 in Lexington, Ky
  • Monika Dix, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, presented a paper titled "Narrated Spaces, Spatial Texts: The Matrix of the Taimadera jikkai-zu byobu" at the IAJS International Conference at Hebrew University, Israel, May 27-June 1.
  • Poonam Kumar, director of online/hybrid learning, presented a paper titled “Immersive Learning Using Virtual Worlds: Lessons from a Case Study” at the Immersive Education Conference in Boston, Mass., June 3-6.
  • Andrew Miller, assistant professor of geography, had an article titled “Remote Sensing Proxies for Deforestation and Soil Degradation in Landslide Mapping: A Review” published in Geography Compass (Volume 7, Issue 7).
  • Paul Munn, , professor of English, presented a paper titled “Puissance and Jouissance in Recent Poems of John Ashbery” at the Literary Texts: The Power and the Possible Conference, Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, France, May 18.
  • Sally Shepardson, assistant professor of biology, published a paper in Malacologia titled “Light and Transmission Electron Microscopy of Two Spermatogenic Pathways and Unimorphic Sperm in Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Conrad, 1836) (Bivalvia: Unionoida).”
  • Stephen Taber, professor of biology, has a manuscript titled “Three New Nearctic Fungus Gnat Species (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)” accepted for publication in Southwestern Entomologist magazine.
  • Robert Tuttle, associate professor of mechanical engineering, had a paper titled “Understanding the Mechanism of Grain Refinement in Plain Carbon Steels,” accepted for publication by the International Journal of Metalcasting. This paper discusses new experimental evidence on the change in solidification behavior of steels through rare earth additions. It also documents the mechanical property improvements that result.
  • Matthew Zivich, professor of art, had his painting “Icarus” (2009, acrylic on canvas) displayed at the University of Michigan Penney W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s Work.Detroit gallery. This competitive art show included artists from the United States and Canada whose art works conformed to the theme “Road Trip.” It was curated by the gallery manager, Stephen Schudlich.
  • Gladys Zubulake, professor of modern foreign languages, presented “Expresiones-dichos con ser y estar: utensilio útil para enseñar la cultura” (“Expressions and Sayings with the Verb To Be: Useful Tool to Teach Culture”) at AATSP Conference, San Antonio, Texas, July 8-11.