Faculty and Staff News

Maryville University’s faculty and staff are experts in their field and dedicated to making a difference in their professional communities. This digest serves to highlight their accomplishments as authors, speakers, honorees, civic leaders and more.

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Susan Bartel, EdD, assistant director of the higher education leadership doctoral program and associate professor, published an opinion piece titled, “Pushing for Gender Equality in Higher Ed Leadership,” on EducationDive.com.

Konrad Dias, DPT, PhD, CCS, professor of physical therapy, recently published an article in the journal, Current Geriatrics Reports: “Best Practice for Home Physical Therapy for Older Adults with Heart Failure.”

Ann Fick, DPT, CCS, associate professor of physical therapy, co-authored an article published in American Journal of Critical Care, “Effects of Ambulation and Nondependent Transfers on Vital Signs in Patients Receiving Norepinephrine.”

Nina Caldwell, EdD, vice president for student life, has been recognized as a Distinguished Leader in the 2017 Delux 100 Power Awards presented by Delux magazine for exemplary leadership in the St. Louis community and extraordinary professional achievements.

Stacy Hollins, PhD, associate professor of information systems, has received a 2017 Delux Power 100 Award, presented by Delux magazine, as one of the St. Louis region’s most inspiring and influential African American professionals.

A poem by Dana Levin, Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, is mentioned in this PBS News Hour story as one of the most powerful poems in Bullets Into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence, an anthology meant to serve as a vehicle for conversation on gun violence and empathy for survivors. The book was co-edited by writer Brian Clements, the husband of a Sandy Hook survivor.

The poster presentation by Sam Harris and Jen McCluskey at the EDUCAUSE conference focused on Maryville's Digital World program.Jen McCluskey, PhD, vice president for student success, and Sam Harris, director of learning technology and support, attended the recent EDUCAUSE conference and did a poster presentation on Maryville’s Digital World initiative.

Kelly Mock, EdD, director of academic advising and life coaching, and Maxwell Artis, life coach, presented at the recent NACADA conference. Their presentation explored the integration and success of Maryville’s Life Coach program. NACADA is the national academic advising association.

Jennifer Henry, LPC, director of personal counseling, has received the Founder’s Award, presented by the Missouri Eating Disorders Association. The Founders Award recognizes leadership, collaboration and community involvement and is awarded to those making a difference in the community through education and awareness of eating disorders.

Charles J. Gulas, PhD, dean of the Walker College of Health Professions, has been selected by the Associated Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Board of Directors as an ASAHP Fellow for his leadership and significant contributions to allied health.

Loretta Colvin, APRN-BC, coordinator of the Online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program in the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing, served as chair of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s committee tasked with developing educational materials for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Colvin also spoke at the annual Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners and the Sleep Professionals of Arkansas. She served as co-faculty for a joint American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Association of Physician Assistants educational session focusing on the treatment of insomnia.

Michael Kiener, PhD, director of the Rehabilitation Counseling program and professor of rehabilitation counseling, has been elected to a three-year term on the Missouri board for the Association of People Supporting Employment First.

Konrad Dias, DPT, PhD, CCS, professor of physical therapy, recently published an article in the Current Geriatrics Reports journal, “Best Practice for Home Physical Therapy for Older Adults with Heart Failure.”

Turan Mullins, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, has been named a 2018 Young Leader by the St. Louis American Foundation.

Jesse Kavadlo, PhD, professor of English, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. His talk: “Psycho, Fargo, Frodo: On Quests, Maguffins, and Middles (with Digressions).”

Caren Schlossberg-Wood, graphic design instructor, had a series of typographic collages featured in “The Professional Practice of Illustration and Design,” an exhibit at Anderson University featuring works by design education professionals.

Guangwei Fan, PhD, professor of actuarial science, and Yuanjin Liu, PhD, assistant professor of actuarial science, co-authored a paper, “Weighted Fund Style Analysis of Variable Annuity,” published in Actuarial Research Clearing House, a publication of the Society of Actuaries Education and Research Section.

Vaughn Anderson, PhD, assistant professor of English, published a paper, “‘Revision of the Golden Rule’: John Cage, Latin America, and the Poetics of Non-Interventionism,” in Journal of Modern Literature.

Sarah Lust, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored a paper, “Predictors of Short-term Change After a Brief Alcohol Intervention for Mandated College Drinkers,” published in Addictive Behaviors, an international peer-reviewed journal.

Ann Fick, DPT, CCS, associate professor of physical therapy, co-authored an article published in American Journal of Critical Care, “Effects of Ambulation and Nondependent Transfers on Vital Signs in Patients Receiving Norepinephrine.”

Melanie Meir, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor speech-language pathology, has been named an editor for the Journal of Communication Disorders and Assistive Technology, an international, peer-reviewed publication.