Professional Accomplishments 2019
Director of Multicultural Affairs Carrilyn Long, Division of Education, received $20,036 from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton for the “Thea Bowman Scholars” grant.
Associate Professor Jennifer Vokoun, School of Arts and Sciences, received $1,000 from the UMaine Cooperative Extension/Maine Campus Compact for the “Walsh University Farm and Mobile Market” grant.
Dr. Julie Szendrey, Professor of Business, and Dr. Laci Fiala, Professor of Sociology, will be presenting their research at the 2019 Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Symposium in Portland, OR. They have been invited to present their JFCP article, "I Think I Can Get Ahead!" Perceived Economic Mobility, Income, and Financial Behaviors of Young Adults, during the Research Snapshot segment and their developing research, "Give Me More!" Relationships Between Tangible and Intangible Family Resources During Adolescence and Financial Behaviors of Young Adults: An Overview, as a poster presentation.
Student Engagement & Archival Services Librarian Katie Hutchinson, MLIS, was named Librarian of the Week by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). ACRL is the biggest international academic library organization. Read her interview here: https://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/17759?fbclid=IwAR3BbvQedru7NmjfjG9pYu6RvVWn2csnYCyXYHRcOnSwx299ST-COiSQykk
Dr. Ute S. Lahaie, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment, presented a session entitled Correlation between Formative Feedback & Instructor Ratings at the 2019 AIR Forum in Denver, CO (May 28-31, 2019). This presentation had been selected as the best presentation of the Ohio Association of Institutional Research and Planning (OAIRP).
Dr. Patricia Berg, DeVille School of Business, had a journal article accepted for publication in the Christian Academy Business Review titled “Integrating Resilience in the Academic Business Curriculum: A Biblical Perspective and Directions for Future Research.”
Dr. David Brobeck, Division of Education and Dr. Carl Taylor, School of Arts and Sciences, had an article entitled, “Using the Emergenetics Training and Profile as a Study and Development Tool in the College Classroom; Improving Student Perceptions and Success” accepted for publication by the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching in March 2019.
Professional Assistant Professor of Accounting Tanya Carson and Dr. Trish Berg, DeVille School of Business, will be presenting two papers at Christian Business Faculty Association this October at John Brown University in Arkansas.The presentations are titled:
(1) “Concept Maps a Managerial Accounting Teaching Tool”
(2) “Integrating Resilience in the Academic Business Curriculum: A Biblical Perspective and Directions for Future Research”
Dr. Patricia Berg also co-authored another CBFA accepted presentation with a colleague, Heather Kaminski, from The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. This research is titled "Common Ground: Bridging the Gap Between On Ground and Online Student Engagement.” The CBFA is a nationally recognized conference bringing together business faculty from around the country focused on the mission of empowering faculty to transform the world for the glory of God, connecting business curriculum with faith in Jesus in transformative ways.
Assistant Professor Diane Belfiglio has had her work accepted into three juried exhibitions over the summer. Her oil pastel, "Summer Into Fall III," was selected for the 75th Annual May Show at the North Canton Library, and was later one of 49 pieces selected out of 351 entries for the 74th Ohio Annual Exhibition at the Zanesville Museum of Art. This exhibition runs through September 7, 2019. Her oil pastel, "Summer into Fall II" was one of 230 pieces selected from 1200 entries for the Juried Professional Art Exhibitionat the 2019 Ohio State Fair.
Walsh University graduated four employees from the Leadership Stark County Spotlight program on Tuesday, April 23. They are Christine M. Lynn, Shallyn Sims, Rachel Murphy, and Teresa Klimek.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Xu Yanmei and Sabrina Heivilin, presented a paper “Peer Review in Two Sociology Courses: What Worked and What Didn’t.” at the North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting in March. Sabrina has been working with with Dr. Yanmei on this collaborative work for the past year.
ProfessorDiane Belfiglio's oil pastel drawing, "Summer Into Fall III," was one of 58 pieces accepted into the juried 77th Annual May Show at the Little Art Gallery at the North Canton Library. The work is on display until June 1, 2019. She also finished her 14th Community Art Project, "Leave your Mark on the World at Walsh University," in conjunction with President Jusseaume. This will be permanently installed in the Global Learning Center.
Dr. Ute S. Lahaie, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment, presented a session entitled “Correlation between Use of Formative Feedback and Instructor Ratings” during the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning (OAIRP) 2019 Spring Conference in Elyria, OH.
Dr. Ute S. Lahaie, presented a webinar entitled “Design and Implementation of a New Program Review Process: Lessons Learned” on March 6, 2019 as part of the Association for Institutional Research’s (AIR) webinar series.
Dr. Ute S. Lahaie, served as presenter for the following sessions during the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning (OAIRP) Autumn 2018 Conference in Westerville, OH:
- “Strategies for Success: Using End-of-Course Surveys as a Tool for Improving the Teaching and Learning Environment.” (Presenter)
- Ohio’s Higher Education Institutions & IPEDS: Best Practices, Uses-of, and Limitations-of Data.” (Panel Presenter)
Dr. Britt Cooper will be one of two conductors, making his Carnegie Hall debut along with the Canton Symphony Chorus, of which he has been Director for the last eight seasons, and which also will be making its Carnegie Hall debut. The performance will be held on Monday, June 10. Assembled on the stage of New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall will be a massed chorus of more than 150 voices, drawn from ensembles in three states, to be led by two conductors in one major masterpiece of choral music.
Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino was selected as the next Editor-in-Chief of VOICEPrints, a peer-reviewed journal of the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA). In June, she will present her work on Voice Practice & Audition Technique at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2019 Summer Workshop in Minnesota. This August, she will travel to Bayfield, WI to perform in their Mostly Thursday Summer concert series.
Professor of Sociology Michelle Bemiller, PhD (2019). Inclusion for All? An Exploration of Teacher’s Reflections on Inclusion in Two Elementary Schools. Journal of Applied Social Science, 13(1), 74–88. https://doi.org/10.1177/1936724419826254
John G. Trapani, Jr., Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, was invited to publish his essay, "Human Origin and the Origin of Human Rights: Jacques Maritain to the Rescue," as Chapter 5 in the book, Metaphysics of Human Rights, 1948 - 2018: On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, edited by Luca Di Donato and Elisa Grimi, and published by Vernon Press, 2019.
John G. Trapani, Jr. was invited to give the opening talk, titled: "On Chocolates, Music, and Good Taste," at the 44th Annual John Trapani Great Ideas Symposium, Walsh University, Saturday, March 23, 2019.
John G. Trapani, Jr. was invited to deliver two presentations, a Plenary talk and a Concurrent session talk, at the 42nd Annual International Meeting of the American Maritain Association, hosted by De Sales University, PA., March 28 - 30, 2019.
John G. Trapani, Jr. was invited to give a talk, "The Eyes of the Heart," to students at the Newman Center, College of Wooster, February 19, 2019.
Dr. Gary Jacobs, Division of Education, received $10,000 from the Canton City School District for the “21st Century Community Learning Center Brighter Tomorrow Elementary” grant.
Dr. Philip Kim, DeVille School of Business, received $17,000 from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation for “The Garage” grant.
Olivia Sirpilla (student) and Dr. Adam Underwood (advisor), School of Arts and Sciences, received $341 from the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society for the “Functional Aspects of SOX18 variant E137K on Transcriptional Activity” grant.
Katie Hutchison, Br. Edmond Drouin Library, and Katie & Stephanie Henderson. (2018) published "Using Instagram to Engage Students During Library Orientation in Nina Verishagen "(Ed.), Social Media: The Academic Library Perspective. Oxford, England: Chandos Publishing.
Fr. Michael J. Denk, Priest in Residence, was recognized as one of the top five priests on social media. https://catholic-link.org/a-comprehensive-list-of-priests-on-social-media/
Drs. Julie Szendrey and Laci Fiala had an article published in the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, (2018) title "I think I can get ahead! Perceived economic mobility, income, and financial behaviors of young adults."
Dr. Sharon Oetker-Black, Byers School of Nursing, & Davis, T. (Jan –Feb 2019) The Psychometric Evaluation of the Mock Code Self-Efficacy Scale. Nursing Education Perspectives, 40 (1), 35-40. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000341.
Rev. Patrick Manning, Ph.D., School of Arts and Sciences, had an article published in Ireland in September in “The Furrow” (out of St. Patrick College Seminary, Maynooth University, County Kildare), entitled “The Seal of Confession”. This coming March, he will have a set of homilies for the five Sundays of March (2019) published in the same journal.
Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino, School of Arts and Sciences, was selected the Editor-Elect of VOICEPrints the peer-reviewed journal of the New York Singing Teachers Association.
Walsh Faculty Authors Featured in New Book on Faith: A new book set to be released on November 24, will feature several Walsh University faculty, alumni and family members as contributing authors. The book, Choose Hope – A 52-Week Devotional was edited by former 95.5 The Fish radio host and current podcast host of Good Things Radio, Brooke Taylor along with Managing Editor Patricia Berg, Ph.D., DeVille School of Business Professor. Book presales can be ordered here beginning November 1.
In Choose Hope, more than 50 contributing authors share real-life accounts of the moment they chose hope in Jesus.Walsh contributing authors include:
- Trish Berg, Managing Editor, DeVille School of Business Assistant Professor
- Hannah Berg, Walsh OT Graduate Student
- Dr. Phil Kim, DeVille School of Business Associate Professor of Business
- Dr. Chad Gerber, Assistant Professor of Theology, along with his wife Jen and daughter Eden.
- Miguel Chavez, Associate Vice President for Mission Implementation
- Ben Walther, Director of Campus Ministry, along with his wife Maria
Drs. Keith Burns and Brandon Pollock, Exercise Science, co-authored a manuscript in the Journal Spinal Cord. The article was titled “ Passive limb movement intervals results in repeated hyperemic responses in those with paraplegia.” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41393-018-0099-6
Dr. Jackie Novak, School of Arts and Sciences, received $31,413 for her grant titled “Increased VEGF Receptor 2 Expression to Improve Maternal Physiology and Fetal Outcomes in a Rat Model of Preeclampsia.” The prime award is from the American Heart Association to The University of Akron, we are a subrecipient on The University of Akron award.
Lee Horrisberger, Professional Associate Professor Communication, presented with a panel titled, “Innovative Ideas for Student Engagement, “at the 82nd annual Ohio Communication Association conference on October 6, 2018 at Wayne College - The University of Akron in Orrville, Ohio.
Rev. Patrick Manning, Ph.D., Div. of Philosophy and Theology, had his homilies for the month of August published in the Irish Theological Journal called “The Furrow.” In addition, he had another article published in September in the same journal from St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth University, County Kildare, Ireland, on “The Sanctity of the Seal of Confession.”
Dr. Michael Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, had his paper, "Developing a Conceptual Model and Scale to Measure Interest and Selection of Medical Tourism Services" accepted for presentation by The European Marketing Academy at their forthcoming conference hosted by the University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic). The conference was held in mid-September. The European Marketing Academy is the leading European academic marketing organization, akin to the American Marketing Association.
Diane Belfiglio, School of Arts and Sciences, will be the featured artist in the "Local Artists Series" at Gallery of Framing in Merchant's Square, 131 Ghent Road in Fairlawn, Ohio. Her show will run from November 1-30, 2018. Belfiglio's oil pastel, "Summer Into Fall II," was one of 55 works selected from 206 entries for the Stark County Artist's Exhibition at the Massillon Museum. The show opens November 10, 2018 from 7-9pm, and runs through January 13, 2019.
Dr. Michelle Lenarz, Division of Educaiton, along with M. L., & Anderson, D. W. presented Effective vocabulary strategies for English learners in secondary English language arts classrooms at the annual Ohio Teaching English as a Second Language Conference, Columbus, OH.
Dr. Ty Hawkins, School of Arts and Sciences, presented a scholarly paper entitled, “Justice and the Ultimate End of ‘The Good War’: Joseph Heller, Ben Fountain, and Questions about Right Intention” at the 2018 War, Literature, and the Arts Conference. The conference convened Sept. 19-20, 2018, at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My paper is drawn from my current book project, Just War Theory in an Age of Terror: An Introduction with Readings, on which I am working with Dr. Andrew Kim of Marquette University.
Dr. Michelle Lenarz, M. L., & Anderson, D. W. (2018, November) presented Best practice strategies for teaching academic language to high school English learners at the annual conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Conference, Louisville, KY.
Drs. Karen Gehrling and Julie Stone, Byers School of Nursing, received $85,188 from the Peg’s Foundation for their grant titled “Serving Ohio’s Mental Health Needs through Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Preparation”
Dr. Will Cooley, School of Arts and Sciences, published “The Work: Dealing and Violence in the War on Drugs Era,” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History, 15:2 (2018), 77-110.
Drs. Karen Stock, Steve Edelson and Chase Senk, DeVille School of Business, had the following article "Using an integrated business experience to take the place of “introduction to management” in an integrated curriculum" published in the Journal of Education for Business https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08832323.2018.1490684
Drs. Will Cooley and Michelle Bemiller, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences along with Eric Jefferis, and Rose Penix, published “Neighborhood by Neighborhood: Community Policing in a Rust Belt City,” in Policing: An International Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-01-2018-0002
Dr. Julie Szendrey, DeVille School of Business, will present her research "Bringing Life to a Marketing Research Course Using Local United Way VITA Collaboration and Data Analytics: An Overview" at the 2018 Marketing Management Association Fall Educators' Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Julie Szendrey has also completed re-certification as a Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) through the American Marketing Association.
Dr. Michael Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, completed another one-year term on the American College of Healthcare Executives Regent's Advisory Council for Ohio.
Dr. Patricia Berg, Professor Tanya Carson and Professor Beth Vazzano, DeVille School of Business, had a paper accepted for presentation at the Christian Business Faculty Association this coming October. The title is "Creating FLEXible Students: Increasing Student Resiliency through Integrating Impactful Activities" and the research is based on integrating resiliency building activities into our courses, and testing the results. The research is also continuing through the Walsh GE 100 courses this fall.
Katie Hutchinson and Alyssa Mitchell, Br. Edmond Drouin Library, presented, “Achievement Unlocked!: Lessening Library Anxiety with a Personal Librarian Program” at the 2018 Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL) Conference on August 3, 2018.
Dr. Leigh Murray, Department of Physical Therapy, published "Is multi-joint or single -joint more effective in reducing pain and improving function in women with patellofemoral pain syndrome? A systematic review and meta-analysis." June, 2018; IJSPT,13(3): 321 – 334.
Dr. Joseph Vincenzo, School of Arts and Sciences, presented an address for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Canton this summer entitled “On the Essence of Truth”
Dr. ChristineMcCallum, Physical Therapy, along with Applebaum D, Teglia, V. Development of an Innovative Taxonomy and Matrix Through Examination of the Director of Clinical Education's Roles and Responsibilities. JOPTE, doi: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000050
Dr. ChristineMcCallum, along with Engelhard C, Applebaum D, Teglia V.Contemporary Role and Responsibilities of the Director of Clinical Education: A National Qualitative Study. JOPTE, doi: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000049
Dr. Ute S. Lahaie, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment had a book chapter published in July 2018. She authored this chapter in collaboration with her colleague Mike Ledgerwood from Samford University. The title of this book chapter is as follows:
- Lahaie, U., & Ledgerwood, M. (2018). Assessment and Strategic Planning for Language Centers. Lavolette, E., & Simon, E. (Eds). Language center handbook (pp. 35-52). International Association for Language Learning Technology.
Drs. Ute S. Lahaie and Joseph Lupica, Division of Mathematics and Sciences, presented a session entitledCourse Evaluation Response Rates: Lessons Learnedat the Elevate 2018 Conference in Cleveland, OH (June 27-29, 2018)
Dr. Ute S. Lahaie presented a session entitled A Model for Program Review. Designed for Continuous Improvementat the 2018 AIR Forum in Orlando Florida (May 29-June 1, 2018). This presentation had been selected as the best presentation of the Ohio Association of Institutional Research and Planning (OAIRP).
Dr. Ute S. Lahaie (lead presenter) and Dr. Azra Karajic Siwiec, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences (virtual co-presenter), presented their session entitled Beyond Compliance: Collaborative Leadership in Assessment at the 2018 AIR Forum in Orlando Florida (May 29-June 1, 2018). 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.
Dr. Ute Lahaie successfully completed the course A Holistic Approach to Institutional Research, offered by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). This six-week mentor-supported online course was followed by a two-day face-to-face seminar. The two-day seminar was offered during the preconference days of the annual AIR Forum in Orlando, FL (May 28-29, 2018).
Dr. Pam Ritzline, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, was honored with the American Physical Therapy Association Lucy Blair Service Award on June 28 in Orlando. FL. The Lucy Blair Service Award is a national honor for members who have made exceptional contributions to both the association and component levels.
Dr. Sharon Black, Byers School of Nursing, was selected as a 2018 Fellow to the American Academy of Nursing. The Academy Fellows, with the addition of this newest class, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 29 countries. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony to be held during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place November 1-3, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and, in part, on the extent the nominee's nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.
Dr. Michael Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, was recently recertified as Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (three-year cycle).
Pedro (PJ) Chavez, Director of Liturgical Services ,was honored on June 19 as a member of the 2018 class of ystark! Twenty under 40! professional leaders. Launched in 2008 by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Canton Repository, Twenty under 40! recognizes 20 young engaged professionals across various sectors of the business, civic, government, arts, education and non-profit communities. PJ was also honored this May by the 2018 senior class as the Terrance Porter Mentor of the Year. Access his yStark profile: https://www.aboutstark.com/features/pedro-chavez-twenty-under-40/\
Diane Belfiglio, School of Arts and Sciences, has had a busy summer of exhibitions. Belfiglio’s oil pastel, Fleeting Fall II, was one of 350 works selected from 2000 entries for the Professional Juried Exhibition at the Ohio State Fair.
- Several of her works are currently on display until November 2018 in a two person exhibition at the Akron Canton Regional Airport as part of the Art At The Airport program featuring the work of local artists from Stark and Summit counties.
- Belfiglio’s painting, Monumental Flags, has been selected for the Community One Credit Union Canton Art Call. It will be on display in one of art venues on the 6th Street Creative collaborative in the downtown Canton Arts District. The work will be on display September 21 through October 14, 2018. A public voting process will determine the competition winners.
- Belfiglio’s painting, In Memoriam, was selected for the NewNow 2018 Exhibition of the Archive Artists of the Western Reserve. This is one of 55 pieces selected from 550 entries. The show opens Thursday, September 13 from 6-8:30pm at Tri-C's Gallery East, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, Oh 44122, and runs through October 18, 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 Cooley, School 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.
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.
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 Repository, Twenty 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