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:

May 2014

  • Dave Karpovich, H.H. Dow Endowed Chair in Chemistry, and Art Martin, associate professor of biology, are co-authors of an article titled “Implications of hypoxia on the North Branch of the Kawkawlin River,” that was published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. Three SVSU alumni and a Delta College faculty member are also co-authors. The research study is tied to the Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute at SVSU.
  • Sara Beth Keough, associate professor of geography, and Scott M. Youngstedt, professor of anthropology, presented a paper titled “The Material Culture of Water in Niamey, Niger: Preliminary Report” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa in April. Youngstedt published a 5,119-word entry on “Niger” in Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, 2nd Edition, Missoula, MT: Thomas Riggs & Company, 2014.
  • Stephen Taber, professor of biology, has a manuscript titled “A New Nearctic Species of Tetragoneura Winnertz, 1846 Fungus Gnat and Notes on Tetragoneura nitida Adams, 1903 (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)” accepted for publication in SPIXIANA, a journal of the Bavarian State Zoological Museum in Munich.
  • Gardner Umbarger, associate professor of teacher education/special education, was one of the speakers at the Showcase Session sponsored by the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference and Convention, held in Philadelphia April 10. The title of the presentation was “Separating Fact from Fiction: A Critical Analysis of Popular Autism Treatments.”

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

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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