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Faculty Research Convocation Schedule - January 6, 2016

8:30-9:00 Breakfast and Conversation


9:00–9:10 – Introduction – Sherry Jimenez, Ed.D. - Assistant Provost for TEAL


9:10-9:30 Teaching Excellence and Assessment of Learning

Bruce Williams – Director of Clinical Simulation

Simulation:  The Door to Your Imagination Opens


9:35-9:55 Marian University

Jason Eberl, Ph.D. – Semler Endowed Chair for Medical Ethics

Philosophical Anthropology, Ethics, and Human Enhancement


10:00-10:20 School of Education and Exercise Science

Lori L Desautels, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor 

“Out of our Minds” The Brain, Learning and the Stress Response


10:25-10:45 School of Business

Andy Smith - Assistant Professor of Business and Information Systems

“How Are We Doing?” Tracking Efficiency, Utilization, and Productivity


10:50-11:10 School of Liberal Arts

Anna Zimmerman – Assistant Professor of Communication

Distant Localities: The Rhetorical Contradictions of Local Food Narratives


11:15-11:35 School of Liberal Arts 

Bill Mirola, Chair of Sociology & History – Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of History and Social Science

Redeeming Time: Protestant Clergy and the Fight for the Eight-Hour Day in Nineteenth-Century Chicago


11:40-12:00 School of Mathematics and Sciences

David P. Benson, Ph.D. - Science Director, Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab/Professor of Biology

Move, Adapt or Die: an alpine bird species responds to changing climate


12:05-12:25 College of Osteopathic Medicine

Allison Chatterjee, Ph.D. -Assistant Professor of Anatomy 

Spatial Ability in Learning Anatomy


12:30-12:50 College of Osteopathic Medicine

David Dufeau, PhD. – Assistant Professor of Anatomy

3D Technology for Research and the Classroom


12:55-1:15 School of Nursing

Dorothy Gomez, Ph.D. - Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Associate Professor

Emergency Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Preventive Practices Regarding Firearms and Firearm Injury Prevention for Children

Faculty Needs Assessment Survey Results

CITL Contact Information

Dawn Knapp - Director



Tom Harrington



Michael Taylor