school-briefs

School Briefs
Quarterly Highlights from NCU

Cindy Guillaume, Ed.D.

Cindy Guillaume, Ed.D.

Casey Reason, Ed.D.

Casey Reason, Ed.D.

Mary J. Goggins Selke, Ph.D.

Mary J. Goggins Selke, Ph.D.

Linda Collins, Ed.D.

Linda Collins, Ed.D.

Renee Aitken, Ph.D.

Renee Aitken, Ph.D.

School of Education

  • In February 2014, the National Education Association (NEA) officially selected Northcentral University as a partner institution for the NEA Academy. Cindy Guillaume, Ed.D., (Dean), and Casey Reason, Ed.D., (PAC member), facilitated training with the NEA Greater Public Schools (GPS) promoting the largest virtual professional learning community for educators, in April, 2014.
  • Mary J. Goggins Selke, Ph.D. was promoted to Director of Educational Leadership Programs, shared her paper “On-Line Course and Program Options: Educational Administration Practitioner Perspectives” and presented “Rubric Assessment Goes to College – Using Rubrics in Post-secondary Settings” the 94th Annual A.T.E. Conference. She also served as an editor / reviewer for Sage, was appointed to the Higher Education Advisory Group, and chaired the annual meeting of the A.T.E. SIG for Education Leadership.
  • Linda Collins, Ed.D. (Adjunct Faculty, School of Education) was been invited to present “MOOCs: Education’s Holy Grail or the Great Illusion” at the 25th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in March, 2014
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  • Renee Aitken, Ph.D. (Core Faculty, School of Education) was awarded Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire from MERLOT for reviewing 15 or more submissions. They also attended the Sloan-C Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference, in April, as a both a Peer Reviewer and Editorial Board Member.
A. Lee Smith, Ph.D.

A. Lee Smith, Ph.D.

Pamela Carter, Ph.D.

Pamela Carter, Ph.D.

Namhee Kim, Ph.D.

Namhee Kim, Ph.D.

School of Business and Technology Management

  • A. Lee Smith, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business and Technology Management, retired at the end of March, 2014.
  • James Dorris, Ph.D. (not pictured), has been named interim Dean of the School of Business and Technology. Mostly recently Dr. Dorris has served as Dean of the School of Management at Regis University.
  • Pamela Carter, Ph.D., has been promoted from Director of Curriculum to Assistant Dean of the School of Business and Technology Management.
  • Namhee Kim, Ph.D. (Core Faculty, the School of Business and Technology) presented the paper “Exploring a Theoretical Foundation for Human Resource Development in Society Toward a Model of Stakeholder-based Human Resource” at the 2014 Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference.
Silvia M. Bigatti, Ph.D.

Silvia M. Bigatti, Ph.D.

Greta Couper, Ph.D.

Greta Couper, Ph.D.

School of Psychology

  • A paper written by Kirby K. Reutter, Ph.D. (Philosophy, 2012, not pictured), and Silvia M. Bigatti, Ph.D. (Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology) on “Religiosity and Spirituality as Resiliency Resources: Moderation, Mediation or Moderated Mediation,” was published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
  • Greta Couper, Ph.D. (Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology) presented "Heroes at risk: an overview of how Emotional Intelligence Can Reduce Death and Injury for Firefighters” at the Second International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (ERPBSS), Contemporary Psychology Track held in Dubai.
  • Barry Grant, Ph.D. former Assistant Dean, Center for Faculty Excellence (not pictured) has been promoted to Program Director, School of Psychology. He has been invited to present an information session on “Teaching Faculty to Teach Online: A Comprehensive Faculty Development Program” at the 30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning in August, 2014.
Linea Rademaker, Ph.D.

Linea Rademaker, Ph.D.

Ruth Sharf’s, Ph.D.

Ruth Sharf’s, Ph.D.

Heather Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Heather Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Kristin Koetting O’Byrne, Ph.D.

Kristin Koetting O’Byrne, Ph.D.

Stephanie Wallio’s, Ph.D.

Stephanie Wallio’s, Ph.D.

Michelle Wright, Ph.D.

Michelle Wright, Ph.D.

Jama Bradley, Ph.D.

Jama Bradley, Ph.D.

The Graduate School

  • Jennifer O’Connor Duffy, Ph.D. (Dissertation Chair, the Graduate School, not pictured) has been selected to present “How Can Student Affairs Professionals Support Working-Class Women to Achieve Degrees at Elite Institutions” at the 2014 NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference in June, 2014 as well as the First Generation College Student Summit.
  • Linea Rademaker, Ph.D. (Dissertation Chair, the Graduate School) and Ruth Sharf, Ph.D. (Dissertation Chair, the Graduate Chair) presented “Vignettes: Using Narrative in Data Analysis and Study Presentation” at The Qualitative Report Fifth Annual Conference in January, 2014 and “Mentoring Online Doctoral Students: Diverse Paradigms” at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Scientists in February, 2014.
  • Ruth Sharf’s, Ph.D. (Dissertation Chair, the Graduate Chair) article “Failure in Clinical Education: Using Mindfulness as a Conceptual Framework to Explore the Lived Experiences of 8 Physical Therapist” was published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education and her entry Factors Affecting the Profitability of U.S. Defense Contractors in War: Zones: A Review of the Literature was published in the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology.
  • Heather Rasmussen, Ph.D. (Dissertation Chair, the Graduate School) and Kristin Koetting O’Byrne, Ph.D. (Dissertation Chair, the Graduate School) had a symposia “The How of Gratitude: Applications for Therapists, Families, Schools, and Organizations” selected for APA.
  • Heather Rasmussen, Ph.D. (Dissertation Chair, the Graduate School), Kristin Koetting O’Byrne, Ph.D. (Dissertation Chair, the Graduate School) and Stephanie Wallio’s, Ph.D. (Dissertation Chair, the Graduate School), symposia “Cultivating Scholars: Issues in Online Doctoral Education in Psychology” was selected for APA.
  • Monifa Beverly, Ph.D., Jama Bradley, Ph.D., Greg Ciacco, Ph.D., Carrie Lloyd, Ph.D., Thomas McLaughlin, Ph.D., Richard Remedios, Ph.D., and Michelle Wright, Ph.D., joined the Graduate School as Full-time Dissertation Chairs.
  • Rita Jensen Ph.D. joined the Graduate School as Director of Dissertation Management.
  • Michelle Wright, Ph.D. , Jama Bradley, Ph.D., Tom Chalmers McLaughlin, Ph.D., and Shannon Hart, Ph.D., joined the Graduate School as Core Research Faculty.
Branden Henline, Ph.D.

Branden Henline, Ph.D.

James Billings, Ph.D.

James Billings, Ph.D.

Darren Adamson, Ph.D.

Darren Adamson, Ph.D.

Mark White, Ph.D.

Mark White, Ph.D.

Yulia Watters, Ph.D.

Yulia Watters, Ph.D.

Bill Northey, Ph.D.

Bill Northey, Ph.D.

Chuck West, Ph.D.

Chuck West, Ph.D.

Dale Bertram, Ph.D.

Dale Bertram, Ph.D.

Shatavia Thomas, D.M.F.T.

Shatavia Thomas, D.M.F.T.

Wayne Perry, Ph.D.

Wayne Perry, Ph.D.

Andrew Jamieson, Ph.D.

Andrew Jamieson, Ph.D.

Siva Jeya, Ph.D.

Siva Jeya, Ph.D.

Asha Sutton, Ph.D.

Asha Sutton, Ph.D.

Rob Porter, Ph.D.

Rob Porter, Ph.D.

The School of Marriage and Family Sciences

  • Branden Henline, Ph.D., former Dean of the School of Marriage and Family learning has accepted the role of Vice President of Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost. James Billings, Ph.D. formerly Assistant Dean has been named Dean of the School of Marriage and Family Sciences
  • Darren Adamson, Ph.D. has been promoted to Assistant Dean of the School of Marriage and Family Sciences.
  • Mark White, Ph.D., has been promoted to Program Director.
  • Yulia Watters, Ph.D. (Director of Curriculum Development) paper “Constructivist grounded theory experiences of physicians-intensivists during of mechanical ventilation” was published in the Sage Resources Methods Cases Collection.
  • Vanieca Kraus, Ph.D. (Adjunct Faculty) participated in AAMFT Leadership Conference, as president elect of OAMFT.
  • Bill Northey, Ph.D. (Director of Clinical Field Placement) presented “Migrating Evidence Based Practice and Ensuring Student Achievement Utilizing a Cycle of Assessment & One-to-One Mentoring” at the International Family Therapy Association’s 21st World Family Congress in Panama City, Panama.
  • Chuck West, Ph.D. (Core Faculty) presented “Continuing Conscious Competence” at the International Family Therapy Association’s 21st World Family Congress in Panama City, Panama.
  • Dale Bertram, Ph.D. (Adjunct Faculty), provided an AAMFT Pre-Approved Supervision Refresher Course at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Shatavia Thomas, D.M.F.T. (Core Faculty) presented “Facilitating Family Forgiveness” which was approved for three core hours by the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT).
  • Wayne Perry, Ph.D. (Director of Clinical Training) presented a four-hour workshop at the Alabama Division of the AAMFT Annual Conference on February 21 & 22, 2014.
  • Sara Blakeslee, Ph.D., Andrew Jamieson, Ph.D., Siva Jeya, Ph.D., Karl Meng, Ph.D., and Asha Sutton, Ph.D., joined the School of Marriage and Family Sciences as adjunct faculty.
  • Rob Porter, Ph.D. (Adjunct Faculty) presented a three hour workshop entitled “A Dialogue and Conversation on Ethical Decision Making” at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 40th Annual Conference on March 7, 2014.