School Briefs
Quarterly Highlights from NCU

School of Psychology

  • Dr. Audrey Rabas, along with others from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, authored “Ethnic Identity, Other-Group Orientation, and Comfort with Sharing One’s Ethnicity in an Online Graduate Learning Environment” for the Journal of Online Doctoral Education.
  • Dr. Greta Couper and a colleague presented “Assessing the Impact of the Multiple Intelligences in Global Business, Career Acquisition, and Retention: A Qualitative Analysis and Propositional Inventory” at the Fourth International Conference on Advancement of Development Administration in Bangkok, Thailand in May.

School of Marriage and Family Sciences

Northcentral University was the Diamond Sponsor of the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy held in Austin, TX in September. Presentations from the School of Marriage and Family Sciences included:
  • Dr. Valerie Glass and colleagues conducted a workshop titled Engaging the System: Strategies to Build Systemic Rapport.
  • Professors Dr. Elaine Willerton and Dr. William (Bill) Northey and Academic Advisor Brandon Lyons conducted a workshop titled Enhancing MFT Training and Practice Using Clinical Feedback Systems.

School of Education

  • Dr. Allison Leggett presented “Time Management in an Online Course” at the Facilitator, Teaching Professor Conference in New Orleans, LA.
  • Dr. Lisa St. Louis presented "Carrying Classics to the Ends of the Earth: Joys and Challenges Teaching Classical Civilization and Art History as a Volunteer Instructor for The University of the People" at the American Classical League at the University of Connecticut on June 27, 2015.
  • Dr. Robin Throne presented “Moustakas' Heuristic Research for Fictional Character Development” in the arts-based research track of the Eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Research at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In addition, her story “The Cotton Breath", published in Crab Fat Literary Magazine, received a 2015 South Million Writers award.
  • Dr. Patricia Davis was selected as an International Facilitation Fellow for the Dana Center at the University of Texas, Austin in May. In this capacity, she has been training teachers at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world. Additionally, Dr. Davis presented “College and Career Ready Mathematics, PK-Grade 5” at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan and at Fort Campbell Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina in August.
  • Dr. Richard Dinneen, Dr. Thomas Pucci, Dr. Melanie Shaw and Dr. Faye Burrowes published “Professional Development Training: In-Service Teachers’ Perceptions” in the July 2015 Journal of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Dr. Brian Bontempo has been elected as the Ohio Educational Service Center State President for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Dr. William Biddington has been elected as Vice Chairperson of the NCAA DII Academic Requirements Committee and as Vice-Chairperson for the NCAA High School Review Committee.
  • Dr. LuAnne Forrest published “Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals” in the May 15, 2015 issue of MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hardman published “What Are They Thinking? The Moral Judgment of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders” in Remedial and Special Education, a journal of the Hamill Institute of Diabetes. Hardman also presented “Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder,” attended “Using NAEP Data on the Web for Educational Policy Practice” and served as Presentation Chair and Paper Session Chair at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago in April 2015. She will serve as a reviewer for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. David Cross, Dr. Melanie Shaw, Mario Coaxum and Dr. Kimberly Szathmary published “Incorporating Distance Learning Programs as a Means of Improving Efficiency” in the Journal of Business Leadership Today.
  • Dr. Bruce Barker presented “Factors Impacting Class Size in Online Graduate Instruction” at the Lilly International Conference on College and University Teaching in Bethesda, Maryland in May.
  • Dr. Rebecca Erb attended “Habits of Mind: Essential Disposition for Success in School, Work, and Life,” at the American Association of School Administrators in April.
  • Dr. Mel Finkenberg has been appointed as a reviewer for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance for 2015.
  • Dr. Donnie Lawrence published “Hegemonic Philanthropy in the Americas: The Amazon, Central America, Brazil and the United States, Cultural Imperialism, Amerindians, Higher Education and the Roles of Missionary Agents” in the International Journal of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, his “University Students & Artists: Heroes and Excursions into Comparative Musical Intelligence Theory, Higher Education and Jazz Arts” and “Historical Foundations of Jazz Fusion with Brazil and the United States: Moving to Different Drummers, Students and Intellectuals” were published in the Journal of the World Universities Forum, volume 8, issues 2 and 3 respectively.
  • Dr. Sylvia Lyles is a consultant advising the North Carolina State Department of Education on strategies for improving its non-cognitive education programs. She is also consulting with the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences in Baltimore on its Summer Activities for Children Programs.
  • Dr. Amy Gates presented “Connect2Learn: It's About the Learning” at the monthly Citizens' Advisory Committee meeting in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
  • Dr. Louis Wangberg is a consultant for Barrons Educational Services in Hauppage, New York and is also a contributor to Barron's SAT Subject Test in U. S. History.
  • Dr. Jeanne Carney participated in the Hawaii Science Teachers Association’s He'eia Kamaianui workshop, Kaneohe, Hawaii in July.
  • Dr. Margaret Cramer and Dr. Dorea Bonneau presented “Creating Online Courses to Accommodate College Students” at the American Council on Rural Special Education 2015 National Conference in New Orleans, LA. Cramer is also reviewing proposals for the 2016 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association and is authoring bi-weekly education articles for the Grand Gazette in Kremmling, Colorado.
  • Dr. Timothy Kelley attended the SUNY StonyBrook, New York Online Learning Symposium in September.
  • Dr. Sherri Lewis received the Service Award for School Administrators for Missouri from the Missouri Association of School Librarians in Jefferson City. Lewis also attended the International Society for Technology in Education Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.
  • Dr. Dolores Morgan is active in the Ohio education system. She attended the Ohio ASCD Winter, Spring and 2015: Connect for Success conferences. Certified to evaluate principals using the OPES evaluation rubric and tool, Morgan is serving as a 2015-2016 evaluator for the Ohio Principal Evaluation System. She is also a Race-to-the-Top specialist for the Central Region and has supported 30 schools in the development of leadership, teaching/learning, accountability processes, student information system implementation, assessment, and Ohio New Learning Standards including instruction shifts, math principles, anchor standards, and career and college readiness. In June, Dr. Morgan presented a workshop on “Teacher Mentoring Program Research and Exemplars” at the Battelle for Kids Connect for Success Conference.

School of Business and Technology Management

  • Dr. Namhee Kim along with colleagues Yonjoo Cho, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Jae Hoon Lim, Heeyoung Han and Hye Young Park, authored “South Korean Women Leaders’ Struggles for a Work and Family Balance” which was published in Human Resource Development International.
  • Dr. Meena Clowes, Dr. Jennifer Duffy, Dr. Jerome Fore, Dr. Melanie Shaw and Dr. Robin Throne presented a white paper titled “Doctoral Candidate Milestone Achievement: A Philosophy for Situated Dissertation Advising” at the Eighth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies on November 2, 2015 at the University of California, Santa Cruz.