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Professional Accomplishments 2018

Grant Updates May 2018

Matthew Akers, Director of the Renacci Forum, received $8,000 from the Charles Koch Foundation for Walsh University’s Promoting Human Flourishing project that will run through the Renacci Center. 

Professional Accomplishments 2018

Carrilyn Long, Division of Education, Field/Clinical Placements Coordinator, was honored for her contributions to the community with the 2018 Black History Trailblazer Award by the Canton City School District. 

Dr. Michael A. Petrochuk, Professor of Marketing & Healthcare Management and Director of the MBA Program has recertified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Joe Vincenzo, School of Arts and Sciences, essay "Zarathustra’s Animals: Lessons in Environmental Aesthetics" was spotlighted in an Introduction by the Editors section of the March Issue of the prestigious Mosaic Journal. Dr. Vincenzo's work on Nietzsche is now leading the way to viewing him as a major figure in the history of environmental studies. 

Dr. Will CooleySchool of Arts and Sciences, published an op ed editorial in the Canton Repository about the opiod epidemic. It is available online.

Dr. Michelle Spain, DeVille School of Business, published a book African American Entrepreneurs: Successes and Struggles of Entrepreneurs of Color in America,  co-authored with Mark Munoz. 

Dr. Gary Jacobs, Vice Chair of Education, received $30,000 from the Canton City School District for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Brighter Tomorrow Elementary and Middle School Afterschool Programs

Megan Pellegrino, Hoover Historical Center Curator and Museum Studies Academic Coordinator, received $2,083 from The Stark County Commissioners for Creating Access to Digital Archives Through the Use of iPads

Student Kristen Bricker and Dr. Adam Underwood, Associate Professor of Biology,  received $314 from the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society for the Generation of Native and Mutated Expression Constructs to Determine the Impact of Glutamic Acid to Lysine Amino Acid Exchange on Nuclear Localization.

Professional Accomplishments 2018

Rev. Patrick Manning, Ph.D., School of Arts and Sciences, is presently on sabbatical at St. Patrick Seminary, Maynooth University, in County Kildare, Ireland (about twelve miles from Dublin).  He is teaching a graduate class in theology, and doing research on the relationship between the mid-Victorian issues of a Roman Catholic periodical,  "The Dublin Review", and Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman.  He will be there until he teaches the Maymester at our campus in Castel Gandolfo.

Diane Belfiglio, School of Arts and Sciences, was chosen as the featured 2-D artist for the Featured Artists at the Ohio Governor’s Residence exhibition. Prof. Belfiglio is the only Stark County Artist ever to be featured in a Spotlight show. The show remains on view at the Ohio Governor's Residence until the end of March 2018. 

Drs. Ute S. Lahaie, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and Azra Karajic Siwiec,Associate Professor, Counseling and Human Development Program, had their proposal entitled Beyond Compliance: Collaborative Leadership in Assessment accepted for a speaker session at the 2018 AIR Forum in Orlando Florida, May 29-June 1. The Air Forum—the annual conference of the Association for Institutional Research— is the world’s largest gathering of higher education professionals working in institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, planning, and related postsecondary education fields.

DeVille School of Business accounting students under the direction of Professor Lora Harley, recently won the United Way of Greater Stark County’s VITA “Pack the House” Tax Filing Event.

The Walsh Exercise Science Program and lab were selected to be part of the “ACSM Norms and Protocol Task Force”. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the national organization for Exercise Science. The ACSM recently developed a new test to quantify cardiorespiratory fitness (health of your heart and muscles). Walsh will recieve to recruit subjects to pilot this new test and report this information back to the ACSM. The ACSM will then aid the data collected at Walsh with the data collected at other institutions that have been selected to be a part of the Task Force. This is a great honor to be part of the Task Force and to help shape protocols and testing standards that are developed by the ACSM.

Tanya Carson, DeVille School of Business, will be giving her first professional presentation at the Indiana CPA Society Educators Conference on May 4th in Indianapolis. Tanya will be demonstrating “Screencast,” a web-based tool she used when developing her online accounting course for Keypath.   

Berenshteyn Y, Gibson K, Hackett GC, Trem AB, Wilhelm M., School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, recently published "Is standing balance altered in individuals with chronic low back pain?: A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2018. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1433240.

Grants L, Powell B, Gessel C, Hiser F, Hassen A., School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, recently published "Gait deficits under dual task conditions in the concussed adolescent and young athlete population: a systematic review."IJSPT. 2017; 12(7), 1011-1022. 

Dr. Michelle Spain, DeVille School of Business, will be presenting her research paper, “Gentrification - Unintended Consequences,” at the Academy of Business Research in New Orleans this spring.

 

Grant Updates October 2017

Dr. Laurence Bove received $5,000 from Ohio Humanities for his Civil Conversations About Civic Matters Roundtables.

Dr. Jennifer Vokoun,  Director of the Food Design Institute, received $28,284 from the Stark Community Foundation Timken Fund for the Walsh University Food Design Institute: Using Design Thinking to Fight World Hunger.

Amy Malaska,Vice President of Student Affairs, received $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women for the Walsh University Cavalier Safeguard Initiative.

Professional Accomplishments

Ute S. Lahaie, Ph.D., Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment, gave a presentation on 10-13-2017 at the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning (OAIRP) Autumn 2017 Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The title of her presentation was: A Model for Program Review and Assessment Designed for Continuous Improvement.

Dr. Will Cooley, School of Arts and Sciences,  contributed the chapter “Jim Crow Organized Crime: Black Chicago’s Underground Economy in the Twentieth Century,” in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago, Robert Weems and Jason Chambers, eds. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017), 147-170.

Dr. Michelle Spain, DeVille School of Business, had an abstract, unpublished paper "Transformative Solutions – When Opportunity Does Not Knock – Build a Door" accepted for presentation at the PAERC 4th International Conference, October 4-6, 2017, at the University of the Virgin Islands. The conference theme is "Black Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.”

Jennifer Loudiana, Information Technology, had 2 proposals accepted and will be presenting at the Sakai Virtual Conference on November 14

  • “Pulling it all together – How Walsh uses LTI integration to make ECN (Sakai) a One Stop Shop for online students”
  • “Lightening the Burden – Moving Melete content to Lessons in preparation for an upgrade to Sakai version 11”

Dr. Joseph Vincenzo, School of Arts and Sciences, had his essay "Zarathustra's Animals: Lessons in Environmental Aesthetics" published in Vol 51: 1 2018 of the prestigious Canadian Journal, Mosaic: A Critical International Journal.

Drs. Amy Hassen, Mark Wilhelm, and Robert S. Phillips, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, “The “Softer Side” of the Admissions Process- Past, Present and Future.” Education Learning Conference 2107. Columbus, Ohio. October 14, 2017. 

Drs. Robert S. Phillips and Amy Hassen, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences,  “The Use of Technology in PT/PTA Education.” Education Learning Conference 2107. Columbus, Ohio. October 15, 2017. 

Dr. Megan Donaldson, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, M Bernet B, Meyer S, Bauch P, Peskura E, had “The effects of hip-targeted physical therapy interventions on low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis” accepted for poster presentation at theOhio Physical Therapy Association’s 2017 Scientific Symposium.

Dr. Robert Phillip, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Thorpe E, Smith A, Garrett K, Reneker JC, , School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Outcome measure scores predict discharge destination in patients with stroke: a systematic review and meta- analysis Ohio Physical Therapy Association Fall Scientific Symposium, Columbus, Ohio. October 20, 2017.

Drs. Amy Hassen, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences Jennifer Reneker and Klingaman A, (2017) Medical Management of Males and Females in Return to Learn and Return to Player Concussion: An Observational Study. Int J Sports Exerc Med 3:066. doi.org/10.23937/2469-5718/1510066

Dr. Christine McCallum, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, had the following abstract accepted for presentation as a platform presentation by the Education Section at CSM 2018.  Development of an Innovative Taxonomy through Investigation of the Director of Clinical Education Roles and Responsibilities. Engelhard C, McCallum CA, Applebaum D, Teglia V. 

Dr. Robert Phillips, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Thorpe E, Garrett K, Smith AM, Reneker JC. “Outcome measure scores predict discharge destination in patients with acute and sub-acute stroke: a systematic review and series of meta-analyses,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Drs. Pam Ritzline, Jaime Paz, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Arth K, Cecil A, Bergman A, Shumaker E., had “Physical Therapist Student Outcomes of Interprofessional Education in Professional (Entry-Level) Physical Therapist Education Programs: A Systematic Review,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.

Dr. Christine McCallum and Dr. Jaime Paz, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, had “Factors Impacting Discharge Destination from Acute Care for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. Recker A, Broome E, Farrell A, Putt R, McCallum C, Paz J.

Dr. Megan Donaldson, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, had “The effects of hip-targeted physical therapy interventions on low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis,” accepted for poster presentation at theOhio Physical Therapy Association’s 2017 Scientific Symposium. Bernet B, Meyer S, Bauch P, Peskura E, Donaldson M.

Dr. Mark Wilhelm, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, had “Cadaveric evaluation of the lateral anterior drawer test for examining posterior cruciate ligament integrity,” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 2017. Seeber GH, Wilhelm MP, Windisch G, Appell Coriolano H-J, Matthijs OC, Sizer PS.

Dr. Antonette Doty, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, published "Preparing Adolescents & Young Adults for Transition from School to Adulthood." Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy American Physical Therapy Association Innovations in School-Based Physical Therapy Practice 2017. Washington, DC.

 

Grant Updates August 2017

Megan Pellegrino, Curator and Museum Studies Academic Coordinator, Hoover Historical Center, received an additional $20,000 from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation to continue her with on the Documenting Hoover Photographic History project

Tracey Herstich, Byers School of Nursing, received a grant from the North Canton Medical Foundation for $15,000 for her project “Meeting Community Needs by Preparing the Acute Nurse Practitioner.”

Faculty Honored with Tenure/Promotions 2017

Walsh University announced the tenure appointment and promotion of four faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year. 

  • Karen Stock, D.M., from Assistant to Associate Professor
  • Carol Taylor, Ph.D., from Assistant to Associate Professor
  • Donald Wallenfang, Ph.D., from Assistant to Associate Professor
  • Connie Smith, Ed. D., from Assistant to Associate Professor 

In addition, the following faculty members were granted full professor status: 

  • Pamela Ritzline, Ed.D.
  • Bradley Beach, Ph.D.
  • Michelle Bemiller, Ph.D.
  • Britt Cooper, Ph.D.
  • Mary Giffin, Ph.D.
  • Nusreen Nisair, Ph.D.
  • Michael Petrochuk, Ph.D.
  • Leslie Whetstine, Ph.D.

Professional Accomplishments

Dr. Megan Donaldson, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, was honored on June 21 as a member of the 2017 class of ystark! Twenty under 40! professional leaders. Launched in 2008 by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Canton RepositoryTwenty under 40! recognizes 20 young engaged professionals across various sectors of the business, civic, government, arts, education and non-profit communities. 

Drs. Ute Lahaie and Jacqueline Mumford had their book chapter published "Blending technology-centric strategies for faculty development in higher education." P. Tripathi & S. Mukerji (Eds.), Technology Centric Strategies for Higher Education Administration. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 90-107.https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-technology-centric-strategies/176902

Professor Diane Belfiglio, School of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to be the featured 2D artist for the Governor's Winter Spotlight show at the Ohio Governor's Residence. The show will run from mid-November 2017 through mid-February 2018.

Dr. Carole Mount, DeVille School of Business, was honored in May with the Women of Distinction Award by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio. The honorees were recognized for their remarkable achievements as business, community, academic and civic leaders dedicated to supporting opportunities for women and girls. Click here to read the formal announcement. 

Dr. Will Cooley, School of Arts and Sciences, published an article in the Canton Repository about the refugee crisis that is available online.  

Professor Diane Belfiglio, School of Arts and Sciences, won Juror's Awards for her oil pastels in two exhibitions this summer: the 75th Annual May Show in North Canton, Ohio, and the 53rd Trumbull Art Gallery Annual in Warren, Ohio. In addition, her acrylic painting, "Trumpeter of Justice," was featured in Judge Farmer's courtroom for the Stark County Courthouse Bicentennial celebration.

Drs. Julie Szendrey and Lora Harley recently found out our research was accepted for a poster presentation at the Christian Business Faculty Association Conference hosted by Point Loma Nazarene University, in San Diego in October. Their presentation was “Bringing Life to a University's Mission through Integration of the VITA Program in Accounting and Marketing Curricula." 

Jennifer Loudiana, Information Technology, is a part of the Northeast Ohio Society for Technical Communication (NEO STC) and has volunteered on their Website Committee. For 2016-17, the Committee received the Committee of the Year Award for the NEO STC website.

Professor Kathy Buttermore, Director of Academic Achievement,  is the Hospitality Co-Chair for the NACADA Region V Conference, at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH, April 11 - 13, 2018.

Dr. Michael A. Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, will be presenting the following at the upcoming Atlantic Marketing Association's Annual Conference:

  • Scholarly Paper:  "Where’s Waldo 2.0?  Advancing a Scale to Measure the Likelihood and Use of Medical Tourism Services"
  • Scholarly Presentation:  "Marketing, Sh-Marketing:  Uncovering the Effects of Advertising, Word-of-Mouth Communications, and Reputation on Hospital Selection"

Drs. Karen Stock, Pamela Ritzline, Sharon Black and Sabina Alasti-Ward, will be presenting "Interprofessional Graduate Ethics: Actively Engaging Online with a Case Study" at the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum International Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan in October. Dr. Stock is Lead Faculty for the MBA Sustainable Ethical Leadership course and has been working with an interdisciplinary team of Walsh faculty from other graduate programs to offer the a portion of the course across graduate programs.

Dr. John Trapani, School of Arts and Sciences, delivered his paper titled “ ‘There is But One Sadness …;’ Jacques Maritain on the Necessary Integration of Faith and Reason for a Complete Understanding of Human Nature and Holiness,” at the 2nd Triennial Dominican Colloquium: “Person, Soul & Consciousness: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives,” at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA, July 12 - 15, 2017.

Dr. Chase Senk, DeVille School of Business, had his second paper submission to the Financial Education Association’s annual conference accepted for presentation. The paper is “From Victory to Agonizing Defeat: The Case of Signet Jewelers and Preparing a Student Managed Fund for the Rollercoaster Ride of Equities.”   

Dr. Michelle Spain, DeVille School of Business, will be featured in the 12th anniversary edition of Who’s Who In Black Cleveland-Akron

Dr.Trish Berg, DeVille School of Business, and co-authors will be presenting two articles at the 2017 Christian Business Faculty Association Conference hosted by Point Loma Nazarene University, in San Diego in October.  The articles are:

  • “Recalculating the Bottom Line: How the F.L.E.X. Plan May Help to Increase Short-term Resiliency in Students and Redefine Organizational Success,” P. Berg R. Gunn (Oral Roberts University), and A. Mathern (Northern State University).
  • "Confirmation Bias in Academic Achievement: A Brief Review for Poster Paper Application," R. Gunn (Oral Roberts University), P. Berg and A. Mathern (Northern State University).

Professor Kathy Buttermore earned CCSA approval for teaching Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, in London, the first two-weeks in July 2018. 

Professors Chase Senk, Lora Harley and Beth Vazzano, DeVille School of Business, had their paper submission,  “Sustainable and Internal Growth Rate: a Pedagogical Application with the Home Deport," accepted for presentation at the Financial Education Association Annual conference. They will be presenting in Savanna, Georgia in late September. 

Professional Accomplishments Spring 2017

Dr. Julie Szendrey, Professor of Business, and Dr. Laci Fiala, Associate Professor of Sociology, presented their research "Familial Influence on Financial Fitness: The Development and Validation of the Perceived Family Frugality Scale" at the Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Presentations during the 2017 Annual Conference and Expo of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Megan Donaldson, Assosciate Professor of Physical Therapy, and Dan Suvak, Accreditation Coordinator, presented "Appreciative Inquiry: Crowdsource Your Strategic Plan" at the Higher Learning Commission annual conference in Chicago on April 2, 2017.

Dr. Lewis P. Porter, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, presented the session “Increasing Fluency and Accuracy in Reading Latin” at the Ohio Foreign Language Association Conference held in Columbus, Ohio, March 30 – April 1. He also presented to the foreign language staff of Green Middle and High Schools a session on incorporating dictation into the instructional plan. 

Dr. Steven A. Edelson, Associate Professor Entrepreneurship and Management, presented twice at OBTC 2017 (Teaching Conference for Management Educators) in June and will also make a presentation at the Eastern Academy of Management annual meeting in May.

On March 25, 2017, over 100 students from multiple institutions attended the Interprofessional Education Session at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Walsh DPT had 23 students from the Class of 2018 participate.

A program alumna, Alexia Lairson DPT ’09, was selected as the 2017 Ohio Physical Therapy Association Clinical Educator of the Year. This is the second year in a row that a Walsh University DPT Alumni was selected for this honor. Last year, Clay Moughiman won this award.

Dr. Laci Fiala, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Julie Szendrey, Professor of Business, presented their research "Development and Application of a 'Launch Index'" at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the North Central Sociological Association in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

The following articles were accepted for publication by faculty in the Division of Physical Therapy:

  • Dedinsky R., Baker L, Imbus S., Bowman M., Murray L.  Exercises that facilitate optimal hamstring and quadriceps co-activation to help decrease ACL injury risk in healthy females: A systematic review of the literature.  ISJPT. February 2017; 12(1): 3-15. 
  •  Jarman N, Brooks T, James CR, Hooper T, Wilhelm M, Brismée JM, Domenech M, Kotara S, Sizer P. Deep neck flexor endurance in the adolescent and young adult: normative data and associated attributes. PM R, 2017; Accepted.
  •  Wilhelm M, Matthijs O, Browne K, Seeber G, Matthijs A, Sizer P, Brismee JM, James R, Gilbert KK. Deformation response of the iliotibial band-tensor fascia lata complex to clinical-grade longitudinal tension loading in-vitro. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017;12(1):16-24.

Kristi Campbell, Director of International Student Services, was honored as the 2017 Advisor of the Year and Dr. Patricia Berg, DeVille School of Business, was awarded the Emerging Student Organization Advisor of the Year by the 2017 senior class. 

Master's Occupational Therapy Program faculty all attended the 100th Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration of the American Occupational Therapy Association held in Philadelphia, PA, March 30-April 2, 2017.

  • Dr. Candace Beitman presented a poster titled, "Student Knowledge Translation: The Power of PhotoVoice and Creative Arts in Preprofessional Students' Professional Identity Acquisition in Belize."  
  • Dr. Stephanie Bachman facilitated "Conversations That Matter: Transitioning from the Clinic to Academia: Who Should Do It, How to Gain Experience, Things to Consider, and How to Survive."  
  • Professor Mary Jo McGuire presented three sessions:  A full day Pre-Conference Institute titled "A Centennial Celebration: Home and Community-Based Occupational Therapy Private Practice Serving Adults,"  a workshop titled "Assessing and Treating Vestibulo-Ocular Problems in the TBI or Postconcussive Client,"  and a short course titled, "Coding Occupational Therapy Services: The Current and Future Status of CPT Codes."

Dan Suvak, Accreditation Coordinator, presented “Using Data to Do What Matters: Applying AIR’s (Association for Institutional Research) Statement of Aspirational Practice,” at the fall conference of the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning at Central Ohio Technical College.

Teresa Fox, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, will be honored with a “best of the best” Accent on Excellent marketing award at the 45th annual National Sales & Marketing Executives awards ceremony later this month. Criteria for award winners include civic engagement, professional experience, and demonstrated performance. Walsh’s marketing department has grown exponentially in the past 11 years, outputting 12 publications annually, and bringing all marketing and communications support in-house including social media, advertising, event marketing, and all print collateral.

Rob Mizicko, Cross Country and Track and Field Head Coach, was named the Coach of the Year for NCAA Division II/NAIA in Ohio for men's cross country by the All-Ohio Coaches Association. Mizicko is in his fifth year as the men and women's cross country and track & field coach at Walsh.

Professor Jennifer Webb and Dr. Gary Jacobs, Division of Education, presented in November at the annual Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children conference, held in Lexington, Kentucky.  Their presentation was from their qualitative case study about the effectiveness of the edTPA, a teacher preparation assessment used by universities around the country.

Tim Mead, Baseball Head Coach, was honored with the NAIA Robert E Smith Achievement Award at the NAIA Honors Banquet in Anaheim California in January.  Established in 1999 by the NAIA-BCA, the Smith Award is presented to an outstanding NAIA coach or administrator who has demonstrated unselfish promotion of NAIA baseball.

Jennifer Loudiana, Information Technology, was honored as Alumni of the Year Award by her alma mater St. Mary’s School in Massillon

Dr. Michelle Spain, DeVille School of Business, presented her scholarship at the 2017 annual conference of USASBE, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, PA.  Her topic will be "The Me Nobody Knows" which is related to a book she is authoring.  In the presentation, she will address “the key factors affecting the sociocultural and spiritual ethos of Sub-Saharan African and urban inner city African American women entrepreneurs.”

Dr. Amjad Zahid, Division of Math and Sciences, published “Controlling copper-based fouling by maleic acid and acrylic acid based copolymers in cooling water systems,” in The International Journal of Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, 2017, 6, no. 1, 32–46.

Dr. Christine McCallum, Division of Physical Therapy, was reelected and installed as the Vice-Chair of the National Consortium of Clinical Education, a consortium of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), during the Educational Leadership Council held October 6-9 in Phoenix, Az.

Professors Cinda Harold and Betty Marko, Division of Education, presented a paper, “Embedded field experiences with P-12 partners: How do we know it’s working?”  at the Academy for Educational Studies: Critical Questions in Education Symposium on October 4, 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT.  Research was based on the efficacy of field experiences in an Early Childhood Methods course.

Dr. Leslie Whetstine, School of Arts and Sciences, has been invited to sit on the Scientific Advisory Board of The Life Priority Fund; the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine's fund and public awareness arm. The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine works for the promotion, recognition and improvement of intensive Care Medicine.  

Dr. Kelly Mezurek, School of Arts and Sciences, published a new book, For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops. The book is the first comprehensive history of the 27th USCT. By including rich details culled from private letters and pension files, Dr. Mezurek demonstrates that the lives of the men of the 27th USCT help to explain why in the wars that followed, blacks in the United States continued to offer their martial support despite the disappointments and increasingly difficult struggle for African American equality.

Dr. Brad Beach and Dr. Leslie Whetstine, School of Arts and Sciences, co-authored a chapter entitled "Surrogacy's Changing Social Profile" in The Handbook of Gestational Surrogacy:  International Clinical Practice and Policy Issues, published by Cambridge University Press, September, 2016. 

Dr. Michael Petrochuck, DeVille School of Business, had a paper accepted for presentation, “Collaborative Learning:  Sharing Best Practices in Engaging and Advancing Student Knowledge Creation,” at the Atlantic Marketing Association’s Annual Conference.  The conference is held in Charleston, SC in mid-September.  This will be Mike’s second presentation accepted for that conference.

Dr. Christine McCallum is serving as the Chair of the Integrated Clinical Education work-panel, one of the three strategic initiative work panels developed by the ACAPT Board of Directors to address academic priorities related to clinical education at the national level.

Prof. Cinda Harold and Prof. Betty Marko gave a “Daily 5 and CAFÉ Immersion” presentation at St. Vincent’s Elementary School Professional Day in Akron, OH, on August 16, 2016.

Rachel Hosler, Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning, was recently nominated as the Region VI Chair Elect for NAFSA International Educators.   

Dr. Zahid Amjad, School of Arts and Sciences, received the NACE International’s 2016 Technical Achievement Award and Fellow Honor. This award is given in recognition for technical achievement in corrosion engineering that had significant impact on the practice of corrosion control, or on the enhancement of the profession of corrosion engineering.

Dr. Ute Lahaie, Dean ofInstitutional Effectiveness & Assessment, was accepted to the October 2016 IPEDS Keyholder Essentials Course.

Dr. Phil Kim, DeVille School of Business, was invited to present his book "Chase One Rabbit" as a talk at TEDxAlbany in December.

Drs. David Brobeck, Alan Digianantonio and Michelle Elia, Division of Education, contributed a chapter to the Handbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning. The chapter is titled: “A Meta-Synthesis of WBT and Active Learning Pedagogies: Faculty Development, Give Brainpower a Boost.”

The following Physical Therapy faculty members were accepted for an American Physical Therapy Association Education Section platform presentation at the Combined Sections Meeting 2017:

  • McCallum CA, Engelhard C, Applebaum D, Teglia V. Trends, issues and challenges and the Director of Clinical Education: Preparing for a new direction in physical therapist clinical education. 2017 APTAQ Combined Sections meeting. Education Section Platform Presentation. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Cook C, Petersen S, Donaldson M, Wilhelm M, Learman K. Does early change predict long-term (6 months) improvements in subjects who receive manual therapy for low back pain? Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2016; Accepted.

Megan Pellegrino and Ann Haines accepted the Public Programming Award of Achievement on behalf of the Walsh Hoover Historical Center from the Ohio Local History Alliance for a British War Children 75th Anniversary Commemorative Series sponsored by the Hoover Historical Center.

Dr. Katherine Brown, School of Arts and Sciences, will publish her new book Mary of Mercy in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art, Devotional Image and Civic Emblem, in mid-November. Click here for more information or to order a copy.

The Herb Society at the Hoover Historical Center was honored by The Canton Garden Center with the prestigious “Award of Excellence” in the Commercial Category for the outstanding beauty of the HHC gardens. The varied designs and outstanding colors of the 12 flourishing gardens relay beauty and tranquility to all who view and browse through the backyard of the Hoover family home.

Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino, School of Arts and Sciences, is presenting at the Lilly Conference in November 2016. Topic: “Creating Accountability and Fostering Self-Assessment in the Private Lesson.”

Drs. Steve Edelson and Karen Stock, DeVille School of Business, co-authored Chapter 2 in Teaching Ethics Across the Management Curriculum. The book is available from Amazon. 

Drs. Karen Stock and Julie Szendrey, DeVille School of Business, had their article" Leading by Leaning In and Leaning Out" accepted for publication in the 2016 issue of the Advancing Women in Leadership (AWL) Journal. 

The United Way of Greater Stark County awarded The DeVille School of Business two awards for its supportive work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  During the Spring 2016 semester, students in BUS 311 Marketing Research and BUS 424 Advanced Tax Accounting provided marketing research and tax preparation assistance to the program.  Robin Seemann, Director of Income Impact Council, and Chrisann Leaman, VITA Coordinator, awarded the Walsh DSoB with the 2016 Pack the House with Pride Award and the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award during the United Way VITA Spring Luncheon. 

Dr. Michael Petrochuk presented “Where’s Waldo? Developing a Scale to Measure Interest and Selection of Medical Tourism Services," at the Atlantic Marketing Association's Annual Conference in September in Charleston (SC).  This paper is an extension of earlier research that he presented at the World Health Congress in Chicago in 2015.

The following DeVille School of Business faculty members were invited to present this fall at the Financial Education Association conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The presentations and authorship are below.

  • Prof. Chase Senk "Sustainable Growth Rate: A Pedagogical Application"
  • Dr. Michael Petrochuk and Prof. Chase Senk, “Making the Classroom Great Again: Employing the Flipped Classroom Strategy in a Finance Course"
  • Dr. Steve Edelson and Prof. Chase Senk "Teaching Finance to Non-Finance Majors: Compounding Their Interest in the Topic”

Professional Accomplishments August 2016

Dr. Michael Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, will present his paper, “Where’s Waldo? Developing a Scale to Measure Interest and Selection of Medical Tourism Services, " at the Atlantic Marketing Association's Annual Conference held in mid-September in Charleston, SC.  This paper is an extension of earlier research that he presented at the World Health Congress in Chicago in 2015.

Dr. Sharon Black, Byers School of Nursing, was honored as a National League for Nursing 2016 Fellow. In total, seventeen distinguished nurse educators have been selected for the 10th class of fellows to be inducted into the prestigious NLN Academy of Nursing Education.

Diane Belfiglio, School of Arts and Sciences, had two paintings from her McKinley Monument series on exhibit in the front display windows of the Harris Stanton Gallery, 1370 West 9th Street in Cleveland from July 8 to August 6, 2016. One of the paintings, “Monumental Flags,” was featured in the Ohio Governor‘s Office lobby for four years during both the Strickland and Kasich administrations, attesting to its bipartisan appeal.  Also, her oil pastel, “Croton Chaos,” was one of 430 works selected into the Ohio State Fair Juried Professional Fine Art Exhibition from over 1500 entries. The work was on display at the Cox Fine Arts Center at the Ohio State Fair from July 26 through August 7, 2016.

Dr. Chris Seeman, Division of Theology, has published a new book. Flavius Josephus Translation and Commentary, Volume 6a, Judean Antiquities 11, Translation and Commentary by Paul Spilsbury and Chris Seeman will be available this fall.  

Drs. Karen Stock and Julie Szendrey, DeVille School of Business, had their article “Leading by Leaning In and Leaning Out" accepted for publication in the 2016 issue of the Advancing Women in Leadership (AWL) Journal. 

Dr. Will Cooley, School of Arts and Sciences, published “Immigration, Ethnicity, Race and Organized Crime,” in The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity, Ronald H. Bayor, ed.

Dr. Chase Senk, DeVille School of Business, published "Sustainable Growth Rate: A Pedagogical Application.”

Dr. Kimberly Metz, Professor of Psychology, published her book Careers in Mental Health, through Wiley Blackwell in March.  The book is more of an ancillary textbook for students interested in the mental health field and can be purchased on Amazon here.

Dr. Julie Szendrey, DeVille School of Business, had her article “You Can Count on It! Using County Auditors’ Data for Marketing Research Group Projects” accepted for publication in the Fall 2016 issue of the Atlantic Marketing Journal (AMJ).

Carrilyn Long, Division of Education Coordinator of Field and Clinical Placements, received the Longevity of Service Award from ABCD, Inc., on June 24, 2016.  ABDC is "A Helping Hand for People" non-profit community agency that provides transportation to those in need. 

Drs. Chase Senk and Mike Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, co-authored "Making the Classroom Great Again: Employing the Flipped Classroom Strategy in a Finance Course."

Dr. Joe Vincenzo, Professor of Philosophy, has published a new essay titled "Zarathustra's Animals: Lessons in Environmental Aesthetics," which will appear in the prestigious Journal Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Journal in Literature.  Mosaic is one of the leading academic Journals in Literature. Also his work is cited in numerous scholarly Journals and some authors are publishing essays on my work with my name in the titles of their articles. 

Drs. Julie Szendrey and Trish Berg, DeVille School of Business will be presenting Quality with Soul from the Business Program Perspective: An Exploratory Analysis and Reflection of Cardinal Newman Society Schools at the 2016 Christian Business Faculty Association conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Chris Mellinger, School of Arts and Sciences, recently co-authored a book titled Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies with Thomas A. Hanson (Minnesota State University Moorhead). The book will be in print in the next few weeks, and the supplementary online material has already been published. For more information concerning the book, the website is here: https://www.routledge.com/9781138124967. The endorsement on the back can be found under the "Reviews" tab.

Walsh University was awarded the 2016 Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite Award for all of our employee wellness efforts on campus. I have attached our letter from the American Heart Association for you to review. 

Dr. Will Cooley, School of Arts and Sciences, published an article in the Canton Repository about the refugee crisis that is available online.  In addition, he was quoted in an article in CNN Money that can be found online by clicking HERE

Drs. Steve Edelson and Chase Senk, DeVille School of Business, co-authored "Teaching Finance to Non-Finance Majors: Compounding Their Interest in the Topic."

Dan Suvak, Academic Affairs, led a discussion at the AIR (Association for Institutional Research) Forum in New Orleans on June 1: "The Future of Higher Education: A Shared Literature Review."

Diane Belfiglio, had seven of her oil pastels selected by Environmental Design Group to be featured in their Summer Solstice Open House exhibition this past June. She was one of four artists selected to participate in this event.

Dr. Marietta Daulton, Professor of Graduate Education, won two awards for her photography exhibited at The Howard Chandler Christy 49th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, July 30-31, 2016, in McConnelsville, OH.  The photo which received First Place in the Non-Professional Group and a Special Award, The George Clemens Award.  The winning photo was of an African buffalo taking a mud bath, taken in Uganda, Africa, during one of my MAED trips to Kisubi Brothers University.

The United Way of Greater Stark County awarded The DeVille School of Business with two awards for its supportive work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  During the Spring 2016 semester, students in BUS 311 Marketing Research and BUS 424 Advanced Tax Accounting provided marketing research and tax preparation assistance to the program.  Robin Seemann, Director of Income Impact Council, and Chrisann Leaman, VITA Coordinator, awarded the Walsh DSoB with the 2016 Pack the House with Pride Award and the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award during the United Way VITA Spring Luncheon. 

Drs. Chase Senk, Mike Petrochuk and Steve Edelson, DeVille School of Business, have been accepted to present at the Financial Education Association conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this coming fall.  The presentations and authorship are below.

Drs. Steve Edelson and Karen Stock, DeVille School of Business, authored Chapter 2 in Teaching Ethics Across the Management Curriculum, Volume II.

Dr. Michael Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, had his paper “Collaborative Learning:  Sharing Best Practices in Engaging and Advancing Student Knowledge Creation,” accepted for presentation at the Atlantic Marketing Association’s Annual Conference.  The conference is held in Charleston, SC in mid-September.  This will be Mike’s second presentation accepted for that conference.

Diane Belfiglio will be working with the Division of Education to create a Community Art Project to celebrate their 25th year in the Hannon Child Development Center. Details will unfold in the next few weeks.

SPRING 2016 

Dr. Eugenia Johnson-Whitt, Division of Education, had her research recently published "McNair Scholars' STEM Graduate Experiences: A Pilot Study" in the Mid-Western Educational Researcher.

Dan Suvak, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, delivered a presentation on new publications on the future of higher education at the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning at Terra State Community College on April 1, 2016.

Dr. Michelle Spain, DeVille School of Business, was honored by the United States Association for Small Business and Enterprise and its Minority and Women Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group with an award for Significant Contribution in Minority Research, during its annual conference in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Karen Stock, Assistant Professor in the DeVille School of Business, was published with her co-author Dr. David Kolb in a peer reviewed journal titled OD Practitioner, which is a publication of the Organizational Development Network.  Their article titled "Equine-Assisted Experiential Learning" was published in the April 2016 edition. 

Dr. Terry Echols, Director of Multicultural Affairs, Gabe Gonzalez, Admissions and BSU Co-Ad visor, and student Anola Smith were selected to present at the 9th Annual Black Male Summit hosted by the University of Akron. 

Carolyn Embree, General Education Program Director, and the General Education Committee was busy finalizing a project begun last spring semester: Reviewing Tier II (Heritage) syllabi for alignment with their approved Course Guides. The committee is also planning a Writing Assignment Workshop for early May, which will be facilitated by Director of Academic Achievement Kathy Buttermore. This is the final of several similar workshops that have been conducted over the past academic year. A writing assignment tutorial on Blue Jeans, an online video conferencing app, is currently being developed. 

Another project recently completed by the Committee was the revision of the Creative Thinking rubric.  Developed in 2010, this rubric was used to evaluate the 2014-2015 Creative Thinking artifacts. Valuable feedback from the evaluators aided the Committee with revisions to improve the rubric. It is now ready to be sent to UPAC for feedback and approval. 

The Gen Ed Committee is currently planning the assessment of 2015-2016 artifacts for Outcome I (Speaking) and Outcome V (Diversity). Two teams of evaluators have been identified and will begin the evaluations after the annual rubric/artifact norming session in early May.

Dr. Phil Kim, DeVille School of Business, was the keynote speaker for the Akron-area Society for Human Resource Management on leadership topics and sharing the Garage story.

Dr. Karen Stock, DeVille School of Business, presented her research on equine-assisted learning to scholars at the Annual Academy of Management conference and to practitioners that belong to EAHAE, the International Association for Horse Assisted Education. 

Dr. Sharon Oetker-Black, Judy Kreye, Tammie Davis, Sherrie Underwood, Naug,S., Byers School of Nursing, had their article "The psychometric Evaluation of the Revised Clinical Skills Self-Efficacy Scale" published in the Journal of Nursing Measurement, 24 (1) ,166-175.           

Dr. Michael Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, was recently recertified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Megan Donaldson, Division of Physical Therapy, Peterson S. Cook CE. Learman K. "A Prescriptively Selected Non-Thrust Manipulation versus a Therapist Selected Non-Thrust Manipulation for Treatment of Individuals with Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial." JOSPT. Accepted. Feb 2016.

The following DPT student group with Walsh DPT faculty advisors have been recently accepted for publication:

  • Rundle R. Roberts J. Whitney G. Mankins S. Dille C. Donaldson MB. Hassen A. A Comparison Between Civilian and Military Physical Therapists’ Knowledge in Managing Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Descriptive Study. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2016;11(1): 115-

Dr. Christine McCallum, Division of Physical Therapy, has been selected for a national position with the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) as the Chair of the Work-Panel on Integrated Clinical Education. She was also elected and installed as the Vice Chair of the National Clinical Education Consortium, which is a consortium within the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).

Dr. Leigh Murray, Division of Physical Therapy, has been selected for a national position with the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Panel on Student Readiness. 

Dr. Megan Donaldson, Byers School of Nursing, was appointed by the executive of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) to Conference Committee Chair for a three year term.

Dr. Karen Stock and Dr. Steve Edelson, DeVille School of Business, had their chapter, “Building Ethics as a Foundational Principle across an Integrated Undergraduate Curriculum,” accepted for publication as Chapter 10 in Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum published by “Business Expert Press” edited by Kemi Ogunyemi from Lagos Business School in Nigeria.

Dr. Karen Stock, DeVille School of Business, had three papers accepted for presentation: 

  • Hitting Pay DIRTT: Thinking Holistically towards Sustainability by Doing it Right This Time,” a case study to be presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference in New Haven, Connecticut in May, 2016.
  • “Teaching in Learning Groups; the Power of Peer Participation and Evaluation of Performance” to be presented at OBTC in June, 2016.
  • “Navigating the Unknown: cultural comparison Negotiations Role Play” to be presented at the International OBTS Conference in Winchester, England in July, 2016.

Miles Free, DeVille School of Business, had a  paper, “Aligning Organization Performance Through the Standard Work of Quality,” accepted for presentation at the 19th International Symposium of Ethics, Business and Society held in Barcelona, Spain this July.  The paper is also under consideration by the Journal of Business Ethics for publication in a special edition.

 

Dr. Michael A. Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  The national award was presented in Cleveland.  Dr. Petrochuk has been a Fellow of the ACHE since 1994.

Dr. Zahid Amjad, Division of Mathematics and Science, published the reference book entitled "Mineral Scales and Deposits: Scientific and Technological Approaches," last Fall, Elsevier publisher, 31 chapters, 758 pages.

Dr. Leslie Whetstine, School of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed and quoted as a bioethics expert by NPR, with the story garnering national attention in the Washington Post.

Dr. Zahid Amjad had a paper accepted for publication "Hydroxyapatite dispersion by phosphonates, polymers, and phosphonate/polymer blends," in the Phosphorus Research Bulletin, Vol 30, pp 19-25, 2015; co-author: Amannie Kweik; undergraduate student.

Dr. Pamela Ritzline,Division of Health Sciences, has been elected as Chair of the PT Panel for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Dr. Zahid Amjad published the paper "Strontium sulfate inhibition by biopolymers and synthetic polymers," in Materials Performance, vol 54, no. 12, pp54-58 (2015); co-author: Justin Albright.

Dr. Zahid Amjad published the paper "Comparative evaluation of biopolymers and synthetic polymers as hydroxyapatite dispersants for industrial water system," in the International Journal of Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, vol 4, no. 3 pp 269-283 (2015); co-authors: Amannie Kweik and Kyle Bickett, undergraduate students.

While presenting at the International Hospital Federation's World Health Congress, Dr. Michael Petrochuk met with Dr. Carissa Etienne, conference keynote speaker and Director of the Pan-American Health Organization.  Dr. Petrochuk's medical tourism research was later spotlighted in the American College of Healthcare Executive's International Healthcare Management publication.

The following have recently been accepted for publication resulting from a grant to fund this physical therapy research project:

  • Dr. Megan Donaldson, Division of Health Sciences, Peterson S. Cook CE. Learman K. published “A Prescriptively Selected Non-Thrust Manipulation versus a Therapist Selected Non-Thrust Manipulation for Treatment of Individuals with Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” In the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Accepted. Feb 2016.

The following DPT student group with Walsh DPT faculty advisors have been recently accepted for publication:

  • Rundle R., Roberts J., Whitney G, Mankins S., Dille C., Donaldson MB., Hassen A. “A Comparison Between Civilian and Military Physical Therapists’ Knowledge in Managing Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Descriptive Study.” International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. Accepted. Jan 2016.

The collaborative research project between Akron Children’s Sports Medicine and Walsh University Physical Therapy will be presented at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Anaheim, CA, in this February.

Dr. Megan Donaldson will present “Efficacy of a General Lumbar Stabilization exercise program versus and motor control stabilization program in adolescent athletes with spondylolisthesis: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” as a Platform Presentation APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). Abstract Published JOSPT. February 2016. Donaldson M. Willis L. Bragg M. Ross L. Myer C. 

Dr. Megan Donaldson was appointed by the Executive of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) to Conference Committee Chair for a three year term.

Dr. Leslie Whetstine will present at the 13th Annual Critical Care Symposium in Manchester, England this April.

Kathy Buttermore, Academic Support Center, had a Preconference Proposal on Introduction to Grant Writing accepted for the Region V NACADA Conference in Toronto, April 6 - 8, 2016.

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy education has reaffirmed accreditation of the Walsh Physical Therapy program until 2025. Commendation was also provided by the Commission, which is not a frequent occurrence.

Dr. Jaimie Paz, Division of Health Sciences, along with Klein D, Carlo N, Stimpert K, Green M, D’Agostino R., had their article “Acute Kidney Injury Clinical Summary” accepted for publication to American Physical Therapy Association’s PTNow (<a style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5;" href="http://w