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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