Faculty Accomplishments 2018

Publications (Books/articles published during this period)

Anna J. Waterman, Associate Professor, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences

(in press). 2018 Olalde, I., et al.including A.J. Waterman. The genetic history of the Iberian Peninsula over the last 8000 year. Science. 

2018 Waterman, A.J., J. L. Beck, J.T. Thomas, R.H. Tykot. Stable isotope analysis of human remains from Los Millares (Almeria, Spain, c. 2500-1800 b.c.): regional comparisons and dietary variability. Menga. Journal of Andalusian, Prehistory,  8. 

Belkis Suarez, Associate Professor of Spanish

“Micro-espacios disidentes: Venezuela en el film Pelo malo.” In As faces do conflito sociopolítico: reflexão pluridisciplinar sobre a sociedade contemporânea,” Edição de CICS_NOVA (IPLeiria); ESECS/IPLeiria (Portugal). Forthcoming Spring 2019.

Eden Wales Freedman, Associate Professor of English

Book Chapters: "He could do so much more': Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner's Androcentric Treatment of Gynocentric Trauma." FAULKNER AND HEMINGWAY, edited by Christopher Rieger and Andy Leiter, Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2018, pp.150-172.

"Let seizing Truth Lie: Witnessing 'Factions' in Lauren Slater's Lying." WOUNDED: STUDIES IN LITERARY AND CINEMATIC TRAUMA, edited by Gail Finney, MDPI, 2018 pp. 23-24.

Jaclynn Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Sullivan, J.V., Potvin, J.M. & Christman, S.D. (2018). Mere Ownership of memory: Motor manipulation during encoding affects memory for words. Cognitive Processing, 1-6. doi:10.1007/s10339-018-0806-y

Randy Lyle, MFT Program Director

Exploratory Study of Low-Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) Real-time Z-Score Feedback in the Treatment of Pain in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Ref.:  Ms. No. BTOP-D-17-00101R2 Brain Topography

April Dirks, Professor of Social Work

Dirks, A. (2018). The Opioid Epidemic: Impact on Children and Families. Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Disorders, 2(1). pp 9-11.

Dirks, A. (2017). Treatment for the Suicidal Adolescent: A Critical Analysis of the Cognitive-Behavioral Approach. Acta Psychopathologica, 3(4). pp. 38-41.

Dr. Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs & Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing

Guthrie. S. (2019). Data fidelity: Building credible reports. NASN School Nurse, 34(2), 104-106.

Paper Presentation (National Conference)

Candace Chihak, RN to BSN Nursing Program Director 

NurseTim Nuts and Bolts conference, August 2018 topic: Faculty to Faculty Incivility in Nursing Education. (Also a podium presentation on the topic.)

Anna J. Waterman, Associate Professor, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences

2018 Waterman, A.J., E. Wright, P. Diaz-del-Rio, D.W. Peate and R.H. Tykot, Mapping Human Mobility in Late Prehistoric Portugal and Spain using Strontium and Oxygen Isotopes. Poster Presented at the 42nd International Symposium on Archaeometry, Merida, Mexico. May 20-26, 2018. 

2018 Waterman, A.J., Diaz-Zorita Bonilla, and R.H. Tykot, Stable Isotope Analyses of Skeletal Remains from the Copper Age burials at Valencina-Castilleja (Seville): Dietary Patterns and Regional Comparisons. Poster Presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Austin, Tx. April 11-14, 2018. 

2018 Wright. E. A.J. Waterman, M. Kunst, J.L. Cardoso, R.H. Tykot and D.W. Peate. Identifying animal mobility in Chalcolithic Portugal: Isotopic analyses of cattle from sites of Zambujal and Leceia. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, MA. January 4-7, 2018, 

Jaclynn Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Sullivan, J.V. (November 2018). Nature is Calling and I Might Go: How Outdoor Activity Impacts Generation Z College Students' Academic Performance. Poster Presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA. 

Sullivan, J.V., Christman, S.D. (May 2018). Handedness in Musicians: Inconsistent-handers are More Likely to Play an Instrument than Consistent-handers. Posters presented at the American Psychological Society Annual Convention, San Fransisco, CA. 

Sullivan, J.V. (May 2018). Remembering What We're Shown: Embodied Cognition's Role in Comprehension. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Annual Convention, San Fransisco, CA. 

Sullivan, J.V. (April 2018) Movement of Online Instructor Impacts Memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Midwest Psychological Associate; Chicago, IL.

Ellen Warrington, Professor of Education

Successful Inclusion of students with ADHD Using Universal Design for Learning.  November 10, 2018. St, Louis, MO International CHADD Conference.

Eden Wales Freedman, Associate Professor of English

“Not a Love Story: Confronting Slavery and Sexual Assault in Octavia Butler’s ‘Bloodchild,’” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), Atlanta, GA November 8-11, 2018.

“‘To be free to say so’: (Dis)abled Traumatic Witnessing in Afra-American Emancipatory Narratives,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), Denver, CO, November 7-11, 2018

Randy Lyle, MFT Program Director

Neuroscience and ethics: International Society for Neurofeedback and Ethics, October 2018, Phoenix, AZ.

Trauma-informed Care and Neuroscience. Tanager Place, Cedar Rapids IA May 2018

Forgiveness: A panel discussion on KCRG program, Ethical Perspectives. November 2018 

Paula Ganzeveld, Assistant Professor of Education

Ganzeveld, P. and Smith, L. (April 2019). Just Getting Answers Is Not Enough: Interventions to Create Mathematical Thinkers.  Workshop presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Convention, San Diego CA.

Lisa Smith, Assistant Professor of Education

Ganzeveld, P. and Smith, L. (April 2019). Just Getting Answers Is Not Enough: Interventions to Create Mathematical Thinkers.  Workshop presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Convention, San Diego CA.

April Dirks, Professor of Social Work

Dirks, April (2018). “LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum for the social work classroom and the college campus” workshop presented March 15, 2018, at the 2018 BPD Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop was presented to professional social work educators and practitioners from around the nation interested in implementing LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum into their schools and practice locations.

Dr. Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs & Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing – 2019 Doctoral Education Conference: “National Survey of DNP Programs: Commonalities and Differences in the Implementation of the DNP Project”, January 2019

National Association of School Nurses Conference: Innovation Relay Facilitator, June 2018

National Association of School Nurses Conference: “Ask Not What You Can Do With Your EHR! Ask What Your EHR Can Do For You!” June 2018

National Association of School Nurses Conference: Pre-Conference Co-Facilitator – “NASN Data Initiative Point Person Training,” June 2018

Paper Presentation (International Conference)

Eden Wales Freedman, Associate Professor of English

“‘Gone all to pieces’: Hemingway’s Androcentric Treatment of Gynocentric Trauma,” XVIII International Hemingway Conference: Hemingway in Paris, The Hemingway Society, Paris, France, July 22-28, 2018

Kathryn Hagy, Professor of Art

"What Else is Holding Women Back? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Job Advertisements for Executive Leaders in Higher Education". International Gender and Language Association conference, Gaborone, Botswana, June 2018.

Belkis Suarez, Associate Professor of Spanish

“Los límites de la revolución bolivariana en el film Pelo malo.” Conferência Internacional de Ciências Sociais e Humanas. Leira, Portugal, July 2018.

“Cuerpo y género: Reflejo de la vulnerabilidad en el cine venezolano del siglo XXI.” Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Barcelona, España, June 2018.

April Dirks, Professor of Social Work

Invited to be a speaker at the 14th World Congress on Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Conference (July 2018 in Vancouver Canada). The theme of the conference was “Challenges Encountered in Psychiatry and Mental Illness” and the planning board had an interest in my recent publication titled “Treatment for the Suicidal Adolescent: A Critical Analysis of the Cognitive-Behavioral Approach”. I was honored to receive an invitation to be a speaker at this conference but was unable to travel to Canada during July of this year. I hope to participate in this conference in the future.

Invited to present a workshop titled “Trauma-Informed Care & Domestic Violence: Treatment for Survivors of Assault” to be presented at the XXXVIth International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Rome, Italy. The conference is scheduled to take place in July 2019.

Guest Lectures

Eden Wales Freedman, Associate Professor of English

“Title IX, The Hunting Ground, and You: Combatting Sexual Violence at Mount Mercy and Beyond,” Sex Offenders, Criminal Justice Department, Mount Mercy University, January 17, 2019

Kate O'Neill, Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership/Director, Master of Strategic Leadership program

Embracing Change, Business Partners, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA  (2019, January)

Listen to Lead, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2018, December)

Toxic!, Iowa Quality Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2018, November)

Effective Teams, Iowa Works, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2018, November)

Global Social and Economic Sustainability: Supporting Environmental Practices, 2018 Mount Mercy University Fall Faculty Series [Sustainability: Human/Nature & the Future of the Earth], Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2018, October)

Managing Team Conflict, Rotary/SCORE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2018, October)

Understanding Team Dynamics, Rotary/SCORE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2018, September)

Effective Teams, Robert Half International, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2018, August)

Creativity & Innovation, Leaders in Volunteerism, Marion, Iowa, USA (2018, May)

Effective Teams, Cardiology Department, Unity Point Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2018, May)

Leaders Listen, Marketing Department, St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (2018, May)

April Dirks, Professor of Social Work

Invited to be a panelist and share knowledge of the effects of opioid use on families and children for a panel discussion held at Mount Mercy University titled “Opioid Abuse in Linn County”. The panel discussion was open to the public, practitioners, students, and faculty and took place on April 4, 2018.

Presented summer scholarship work on "Domestic Violence and Trauma-Informed Care" at the Annual Scholars Day event sponsored by CITL on September 28th, 2018.

Co-presented to two cohorts of the sophomore nursing students on the topic “Nursing and LGBTQ” with Dr. Jen Lee of Psychology. Date of the workshops was December 3rd, 2018.

Co-presented the official Safe Zone training for Mount Mercy University titled “Safe Zone Training I” and “Safe Zone Training II” with Dr. Jen Lee of Psychology and Erin Broich of Campus Ministry. Multiple campus trainings.

Session Chairs/Workshop Facilitators

Carol Heim, Associate Professor of Nursing

Co-facilitated a workshop session at the Iowa Association of Colleges of Nursing 2018 "Innovations in Nursing Education" Conference.

Julie McIntosh, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Co-facilitated a workshop session at the Iowa Association of Colleges of Nursing 2018 "Innovations in Nursing Education" Conference.

Kate O'Neill, Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership/Director, Master of Strategic Leadership program

Recruiting, Retention, and Revenue, Employers’ Council of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA (2018, August)

Dr. Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs & Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing

MMU Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), "Developing Innovative and Engaged Student Mindset", November 2018

Art Exhibits, Performances, and Creative Endeavors

Carol Tyx, Professor of English

Carol had 5 poems accept for publication: Concho River Review, spring 2019 The Last Time I Saw Richard

Dr. Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs & Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing

NurseTim, Inc. Webinar: “Policy, Regulations, & Law – Creative Teaching Strategies for Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty,” February 2019

Faculty Awards

Ellen Warrington, Professor of Education

Faculty Award May 2018

Eden Wales Freedman, Associaate Professor of English

Dr. Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair II for Teaching Excellence, Mount Mercy University, 2018-2020

President's Leadership Academy, Mount Mercy University, 2018-2019

Finalist for "Big of the Year," Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa, 2018

Dr. Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs & Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing

Mount Mercy University Sustainability Hero of the Month - February 2019

April Dirks, Professor of Social Work

Summer Scholarship Award from Mount Mercy University. The topic of the summer research was on the upcoming presentation “Trauma-Informed Care & Domestic Violence: Treatment for Survivors of Assault

Research Funding, Scholarships & Fellowships

Robert Todd, Associate Professor for Mathematics

McElroy Student/Faculty Research Grant

Eden Wales Freedman, Associate Professor of English

Summer Scholarship Award, Mount Mercy University, 2018

Jaclynn Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Sustainability Curriculum Development Grant - Mt. Mercy University

Society of Teaching Psychology Early Career Travel Grant - American Psychological Association

Kathryn Hagy, Professor of Art

University of Iowa Graduate Student Research Award, Fall 2018

Belkis Suarez, Associate Professor of Spanish

Faculty Representative Award for The Most Improved Student Organization/Club Award, 2017-2018.

Jennifer Rasmussen, Professor of Education

Dr. Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair I for Teaching Excellence, Mount Mercy University, 2018-2020

April Dirks, Professor of Social Work

Summer Scholarship Award from Mount Mercy University. The topic of the summer research is on the upcoming presentation “Trauma-Informed Care & Domestic Violence: Treatment for Survivors of Assault”. Summer scholarship funds will be used to develop this new research interest, integrate knowledge into teaching, and develop workshops on the topic.

Mount Mercy University's Endowed Feld Chairs

Eden Wales Freedman, Associate Professor of English

Dr. Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair II for Teaching Excellence, Mount Mercy University, 2018-2020

Additional Achievements

Candace Chihak, RN to BSN Program Director Nursing

Earned her EdD from UNI, graduated July 2018.

Kathryn Hagy, Professor of Art

Successfully defended her PhD dissertation proposal, December 2018.

Eden Wales Freedman, Associate Professor of English

“Race and Mercy: Confronting Racism in Our Communities and in Ourselves,” Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA, January 25, 2019

“'It’s on the Syllabus': Engaging the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns through Inclusive Course Design and Syllabus Work,” Feld Workshop, Mount Mercy University, November 28, 2018

“Acing the Interview: Practical Tips for Women on the Job Market,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), Denver, CO, November 7-11, 2019

Mount Mercy University's Fall Faculty Series: Sustainability: Human/Nature and the Future of the Earth

Joy Ochs, Professor of English: Defining Sustainability for Our Times

Bryan Cross, Assistant Professor of Philosophy: Laudato Si: Harmony with the Natural Order

Joseph Sheller, Associate Professor of Communications: Hot Mess: How the Media Struggles to Cover Climate Change

Kate O'Neill, Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership: Global Social and Economic Sustainability

Rachael Murtaugh, M.S., Director of Sustainability and Stewardship: Iowa Lands and Waters

Tracy Tunwall, Associate Professor of Business, Kristofer Kueseman, Associate Professor of Chemistry:  Addressing Consumerism: The Life-Cycle of Stuff

Joy Ochs, Professor of English & Rachael Murtaugh, Director of Sustainability and Stewardship

Represented Mount Mercy University at a round table of College Sustainability Grant recipients at the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, April 2018. Ochs and Murtaugh presented Mount Mercy's 3-year sustainability plan.

Joseph Hendryx, Special Appointment English Instructor

Completed his PhD this past December from the University of Columbia in South Carolina.

Dr. Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs & Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing

Illinois Association of School Nurses (IASN) 61st Annual Conference: “Voice and Action for School Nurse Advocacy,” October 2018

Iowa Nurses Association: “How to Critically Read a Bill,” February 2018

Department and Faculty in the News

Dr. Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs & Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing

KGAN - Senate Bill Could Minimize School’s Knowledge of Your Child’s Health Concerns (https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/senate-bill-could-minimize-schools-knowl...) - February 28, 2019

Radio Iowa - Iowa Schools Wouldn't be Required to have Nurses, Librarians (https://www.radioiowa.com/2019/02/26/iowa-schools-wouldnt-be-required-to...) - February 26, 2019

KGAN - SPECIAL REPORT: School Nurse Shortage (https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/special-report-school-nurse-shortage) - February 13, 2019

2017 Winter-Spring

Publications (Books)

Behan, D. (in press). Taking sides: Clashing views in special education (8th ed.). Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill (text editor).

Publications (Journal Articles)

Bejar, M. P., Fisher, L. A., Nam, B. H., Larsen, L. K., Fynes, J. M., & Zakrajsek, R. A. (2017). High-level South Korean athletes’ experiences of injury and rehabilitation. The Sport Psychologist, 31, 16-29.

Fisher, L. A., Bejar, M. P., Larsen, L. K., Fynes, J. M., & Gearity, B. T. (2017). Caring in U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Sport The Perspectives of 18 female and male head coaches. (2017). International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 12, 75-91.  

Miller, A. L., Christenson, J. D., Glunz, A., & Cobb, K. (2016). Readiness for change: Involving the family with adolescents in residential settings. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 38(1), 86-96. doi:10.1007/s10591-016-9376-8.

Christenson, J. D., & Gutierrez, D. (2016). Using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research to promote family therapy with adolescents in residential settings. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 38(1), 52-61. doi:10.1007/s10591-016-9374-x.

Lee JE, Bisht B, Hall MJ, Rubenstein LM, Louison R, Klein DT, Wahls TL (2017). A multimodal, nonpharmacological intervention improves mood and cognition function in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 36(3), 150-168. DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2016.1255160.

Warrington, Ellen. 2017. Universally Designing Success in the Classroom. The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp.41-46.

Díaz-del-Río, P., A.J. Waterman, J. T. Thomas, D. W. Peate, R. H. Tykot, M. I. Martínez Navarrete, J. M. Vicent. 2017.  Diet change and mobility patterns in the Late Prehistory of Central Iberia (4000-1400 cal BC). The evidence of radiogenic (87Sr/86Sr) and stable (δ18O, δ13C) isotope ratios. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.

Díaz-del-Río, P., S. Consuegra, J Audije, S. Zapata, Ó. Cambra, A. González, A.J. Waterman, J. T. Thomas, D. Peate, C. Odriozola, R.Villalobos, P. Bueno, R. H. Tykot. 2017. El Rebollosillo (Torrelaguna, Madrid): un enterramiento colectivo en cueva del tercer milenio AC en el centro de la Península Ibérica. (El Rebollosillo ((Torrelaguna, Madrid): a third millennium BC collective burial cave in central Iberia.) Trabajos de Prehistoria.

Publications (Newspaper Editorials)

Jacob Christenson, Assistant Professor and Director of MFT has published the following editorial:

Christenson, J. D. (2016). Introduction to the special issue on family therapy with adolescents in residential treatment. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 38(1), 1-2.

Publications (Poetry)

Carol Tyx, Professor of English published the following poems:

“On the Plane”  Concho River Review  Spring 2017

”Antarctica”  Iowa City Poetry in Public Project 2017

“Sprouting with Walt”  Summer 2017 Spillway

"Catching Up" and “Strawberries" Spring/Summer 2017 issue The Aurorean

Paper Presentations (National Conferences)

Behan, Dawn (2017, April). Paper Presentation: Service Animals in School and Beyond: Is it Really Necessary? Presented at Las Vegas, NV, National Technology & Social Science Conference, April 11, 2017. Sponsored by the National Social Science Association. Presented research on a hot topic: service animals, emotional support animals (ESA), and therapy animals in schools—public and private schools, Prek-12 schools and colleges and universities.

Shigeno, T. C., Fisher, L.  A., Bejar, M. P., & McHenry, L. K. (2017, April). Exploring the experiences of Asian American sport psychology professionals: An underrepresented population in the field. Paper presentation at the meeting of Social Justice Through Sport and Exercise Psychology, Charlottesville, VA.   The Cost-Effectiveness of Individual and Family Therapy for Schizophrenia in Managed Care A research poster presented at the International Family Therapy Association’s World Family Therapy Congress, April 1, 2016, with Fu Fan Chiang and D. Russell Crane.

Chaichian, Mohammad.“Gentrification in Southside Chicago: Hyde Park’s First and Second Urban Renewal Projects.” Paper presented at the Community of Scholars Conference, Mount Mercy University (April 2017).

Chaichian, Mohammad. “Architecture and Social Justice: Designing Public and Private Spaces to Serve the Common Good.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, PA (February 2017).

Dew, Dennis. The Relationship Between BFI-2 Personality Facets and Trait Emotional Intelligence At the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference.

Drey, Philip. Presentation in St. Louis, MO, for the National Catholic Educational Association convention on the topic of engaging student parents  is it the exact title? (approximately 75 attendees) (April 2017)The Relationship between MFT in a University Training Clinic and Health Care Use A research poster presented at the International Family Therapy Association’s World Family Therapy Congress, April 1, 2016, with Emilie Inglebright, D. Russell Crane and Meghan Story.

Feldt, R., Dew, D., Lee, J., & Bejar, M. (2017, April). Relationships between BFI-2 facet scales and trait-emotional intelligence.  Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Mattingly, N. L. (2017 March). Finding common ground: How core standards help establish strong PDS partnerships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Professional Development Schools Conference, Washington, D. C.

Ochs, Joy. “Fiction Enhanced: Using the 1947 Partition Archive to Teach Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India ASIANetwork Annual Conference, April 7-9, 2017

Suarez, Belkis. Body and Gender: Reflections of Vulnerability in 21st-Century Venezuelan Film presented at the Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.  April 7-8, 2017.

Tarbox, Mary. National meeting of the Health Professions Network, Dubuque, IA April 7, 2017 “Advocacy in Nursing and Health Care.”

Wales-Freedman, Eden:

Community Lecture: “Small Great Things?: Cultural Appreciation Versus Appropriation in Jodi Picoult’s Latest Novel,” St. John’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, NH, May 22, 2017

Panelist: “Building a More Inclusive World through Understanding and Compassion,” American Association of University Women Iowa State Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA, April 29, 2017

Waterman, Anna:

Marsh, H. E., A. J. Waterman, and R.H. Tykot. 2017. Using stable isotopes to assess dietary variation in Late Middle Woodland settlements in the Central United States: Evidence from human burials at Monkey Mountain (23JO14) Warrensburg, Missouri. Poster presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, New Orleans, La. April 19-23, 2017.

Waterman, A. J., E. Wright, M. Kunst, J. L. Cardoso, and D.W. Peate. 2017. From whence they came:  Identifying natal landscapes using strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) signatures in late prehistoric southwestern Portugal. Poster presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, New Orleans, La. April 19-23, 2017.

Paper Presentations (International Conferences)

Wales-Freedman, Eden:

Paper Presentation: “‘He Could Do So Much More’: Faulkner’s Lessons For Trump’s America,” American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2017

Keynote Address: “‘A Free Radical’: Eve Sedgwick’s Queer Witness in A Dialogue on Love,” Queer Citizenship and Vulnerability, Queer Studies Symposium, University of California—Merced, Merced, California, March 18, 2017

Paper Presentation: “‘It’s the female trouble’: Reading Reproductive Rights in William Faulkner’s “The Wild Palms” and As I Lay Dying,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, January 5-8, 2017.

Waterman, Anna:

Wright. E.  A.J. Waterman, M. Kunst, J. L. Cardoso, R.H. Tykot and D.W. Peate. 2017. Isotopic analyses of Cattle from Zambujal and Leceia: New insights into animal husbandry practices in Chalcolithic Portugal. Paper presented at the Iberian Zooarchaeology Meeting, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal, 26-29 April 2017.

Guest Lectures

Drey, Philip:

Two lectures on Biblical Archaeology at Xavier High School (January 2017) 

Two lectures on the Eucharist at Xavier High School (March 2017)

Presentation on the Catholic perspective of the afterlife for the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference (April 2017)

Guthrie, Sharon:

February 2017 – Iowa Nurses Association Legislative Day – Speaker on Panel – Simulating Public Policy Committee Call

February 2017 – Iowa Nurses Association Legislative Day – Navigating the Capitol 

March 2017 - NurseTim, Inc. Webinar: “Community Health Nursing: Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing”

Session Chairs/Workshop Facilitators

Bejar, M. P., Lee, S., Bennett, H. R., & Larsen, L. K. (2017, April). Advocacy in sport psychology: Case studies in research, teaching, and practice. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Social Justice Through Sport and Exercise Psychology, Charlottesville, VA.    

Mattingly, N. L. (May 2017). Personal histories and literary analysis. Moderator of student research at the annual Scholarship Festival at Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Ochs, Joy. Session Organizer: Teaching Asian Literature in the Digital Age ASIANetwork Annual Conference,  April 7-9, 2017.

Tyx, Carol: Facilitated faculty development workshop “Educating the Disenfranchised: English Department’s Anamosa Prison Book Club.”

Faculty Awards

Nate Klein:

Student Government Association – Faculty of the Year 2016/17

Sister Mary Wilma Wolf Distinguished Faculty Award 2017

Wales-Freedman, Eden. Teaching/Mentorship Recognition, Catherine McAuley Scholars, Mount Mercy University

Research Funding, Scholarships & Fellowships

Matthew Bejar received Pathways scholarship for two undergraduate students, Mady Roth and Max Rieger, to assist with research on a project entitled, “Development and Validation of the Running Identity Scale.”

Mount Mercy University's Endowed Feld Chairs

Nate Klein. Feld Chair II for Excellence in Teaching in support of the University Mission (2017/18)

Departments and Faculty in the News

Nate Klein. Time for Art – Featured on KGAN for the United Way’s Time for Art event raising over 3,700 volunteer hours for the community

Antonio Mione. appeared in a segment of Ethical Perspectives on the News which aired on 5/21/2017. The discussion was on the topic ‘Responding to Cyber Attacks’. The show can be viewed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TBlsuyo3Aw

Other

Feldt, Ron:

Ad hoc peer reviewer for (a) International Journal of Human Resource Management and (b) Social Psychological and Personality Science

As a member of the editorial board of The Career Development Quarterly, reviewed manuscript

Associate Prof. of Accounting  Steve Gilmour supervised a group of Mount Mercy University accounting students who completed the annual audit of the books/records for the League of Women Voters- Linn County chapter. The audit was completed during winter term 2017 and provided students with a “hands-on” service-learning opportunity. 

Sharon Guthrie, Assistant Professor of Nursing 2017 Iowa Nurses Association Public Policy Committee

Nate Klein. Mount Mercy University Enactus earned 4th place in the Nation at the Enactus National Expo in Kansas City, MO out of over 450 teams throughout the USA.

Ochs, Joy:

Served as an outside committee member for a doctoral candidate at Eastern Kentucky University. Melissa Helton defended her dissertation “Student Perceptions of the Honors Program at an Appalachian Community College” on May 2, 2017, and earned her EdD.

Presented “The Body Unrooted: Displaced Human Ecologies in the Fiction of Kavery Nambisan” at the MMU Community Of Scholars Day, April 28, 2017.

Wrote a $424,000 College Sustainability grant, which has advanced to the final stage at the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. This grant will support curriculum development, undergraduate research and socially responsible entrepreneurship, faculty and staff development, and an Office of Sustainability and Stewardship to initiate and coordinate sustainability efforts across campus. In addition, it supports the creation of a Sustainability Scholars Program, to build cohorts of student leaders in the area of campus sustainability and environmental justice. [MACF has strict guidelines about publicity for their grants. Please check with Jan before publishing anything related to MACF.].

Tarbox, Mary:

Helped writing and preparing Mount Mercy Magazine that featured the Department of Nursing

Lead the accreditation team for a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in St. Louis, February 2017

Wales-Freedman, Eden. Organized a conference, Messages of Healing: Hope Across Genres, Rocky Mountain Communication Association, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, April 8, 2017.

Warrington, Ellen:

Chat & Chew: “Digital Education and Disability Rights” 4/4/17

Scholars Day at MMU: Universally Designing Success in the Classroom, 5/5/17

Behan, D. (in press). Taking sides: Clashing views in special education (8th ed.). Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill (text   

         editor).