Faculty Briefs - Spring '14

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[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.33.11 PM[/symple_column]Mr. Nicholas Bergan, adjunct faculty, Business, Florida campus, published, “The Mindset for Successful Independent Consulting and Marketing Yourself: The Importance of Specialization” for an online blog.  He has also attended University of Phoenix’s Content Area Meeting in Economics.  

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.33.16 PM[/symple_column]Melvin Billik, professor, Mathematics, Michigan campus, published, “Is the Whole Always the Sum of its Parts” discussing anomalies in graphing piece-wise functions with the Ti-83/84 graphing calculator in Mathematics in Michigan (Fall ’13).

 

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.33.20 PM[/symple_column]Jeanna Cronk, adjunct professor, ADP Michigan, presented at the January luncheon for Northwood University’s MindPrime organization.  Her session on Microsoft Outlook Tips & Tricks was targeted at assisting the women of the Michigan campus utilize email features and tools more effectively.

 

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.33.26 PM[/symple_column]Susan Dennett, academic dean, Florida campus, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in examining the critical thinking dispositions of undergraduate and graduate students in a Southeast Florida university.

 

 

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.33.33 PM[/symple_column]Dr. Lynda Folts, professor, Sustainability, Texas campus, participated in a Texas Law Conference on Hydraulic Fracturing and Natural Resources. She also led a team on the Texas campus to attaining a Firewise Community and an Arbor Foundation Tree Campus Certification for 2013. In October 2013, she presented at the conference for Water Resources & Tax Credits on Private Lands Society of Wetland Sciences, Phoenix, Arizona.

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.33.39 PM[/symple_column]Lewis Kuhl, adjunct professor, Automotive Marketing & Management, Florida campus, attended the AutoCPA Group Fall Conference in Santa Fe, N.Mex. He spoke on legal and regulatory issues facing the automotive industry at the Southern Automotive Trade Association Executives (SATAE) Fall Conference in Palm Coast, Fla., and is scheduled to speak at the Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association (FIADA) Convention.

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.33.43 PM[/symple_column]Karen L. McGuire, adjunct faculty, Accounting, ADP Michigan, attended the Fall 2013 MI Occupational Trends Conference and the January 2014 two-day Moodle Moot conference through The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan. She is also enrolled in “Foundations of Virtual Instruction,” as part of the “Virtual Teacher Program” specialization offered through Coursera by University of California, Irvine.

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.33.49 PM[/symple_column]Lee Murray, adjunct professor, Automotive Marketing & Management, ADP, attended the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium in Chicago May, 2013. In addition he attended the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, Specialty Equipment & Manufacturers Association, and Automotive Rebuilders Association meetings in Las Vegas November, 2013.

 

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.33.54 PM[/symple_column]Dr. Tara Peters, associate professor, DeVos Texas, attended the ACBSP Region 6 Conference in November 2012 in Oklahoma City and led a session entitled, “The Classroom As Cinema: Using Movies to Teach Sustainability.” During the launch of the Texas Capital Campaign in December 2012, she was selected as the faculty representative for media events to highlight key elements of the Northwood experience and the accomplishments of DeVos graduates.

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.34.00 PM[/symple_column]E. Wesley Reynolds, adjunct professor, Michigan Campus, submitted, “Difficulties in the Life of a Pastoral Progressive Imperialist: Sir Edward Elgar the Edwardian” to 19th-Century Music, and under review, submitted, “Interpretations of Adam Smith through the Austrian School of Economics” to MISES: Revista Interdisciplinar de Filosofia, Direito e Economia (Brazilian ed.) and will appear in the Fall 2014 edition.

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.34.05 PM[/symple_column]Eileen Figure Sandlin, adjunct professor, ADP Michigan, published her 19th book Step-by-Step Start up Guide: College Planning Consultant, as well as the second edition of Step-by-Step Start up Guide: Fashion Accessories, and is currently working on two more titles for Entrepreneur Press.

 

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.34.10 PM[/symple_column]David Sanford, associate professor and chair, Management Information Systems, Michigan Campus, has finished all Ph.D coursework, as well as passed his comprehensive examination, and will shortly be starting his dissertation.

 

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.34.15 PM[/symple_column]Kent Snyder, adjunct professor, Economics, ADP Flint, has started a Keynote Speaking Business called “Economic Edutainment”.  His website (economicslite.com) illustrates the need to educate, yet also entertain the audience. “Our goal is to educate the audience without them realizing it.  We do this by making them laugh, making them cry and making them think.”

 

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.34.19 PM[/symple_column]Patricia Timm, assistant professor, Accounting, Michigan campus, attended a workshop titled: Bridging the Gap between Traditional Accounting and Lean Operations, January 23- 24, 2014. This workshop was facilitated by Jerry Soloman, author of two books on Lean Accounting and a pioneer in the industry. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Accounting with a research emphasis on Lean Accounting.

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.34.25 PM[/symple_column]Dr. Alex Tokarev, assistant professor, Economics, Michigan campus, participated in the Free Market Forum. He arranged internships for NU students with the Institute for Market Economics in May 2014; organizes events dedicated to Friedman and Hayek; and writes on philosophical, political, economic, education, and cultural issues for the Institute for Radical Capitalism Atlas.

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.34.34 PM[/symple_column]Weikang “Ken” Wang, professor, Marketing, Michigan campus, has been invited by China’s Beifang University of Nationalities in Yinchuang to be its visiting professor. He will conduct a series of lectures on international marketing, trends and issues in management, and case pedagogy to the local students and faculty members.

 

[symple_column size="one-sixth" position="first"]Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 2.34.39 PM[/symple_column]Dr. Cynthia Weeks, adjunct professor, Distance Education, was featured in HP’s celebration of International Women’s Day as one of fourteen “women who make a difference” in Technology Services. Professor Weeks was recently named Business Planning Manager for HP’s global remote services operations.