Faculty Briefs - Winter 2014

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Diana Webb, PhD Judged antique and classic automobiles at Old Car Festival Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan, September 6-7 2014 with judges from across the United States.

Attended and participated in the Michigan Credit Union League Fall conference, Traverse City Michigan. Accepted an award for Financial Plus Credit Union Flint Michigan, for business performance over the past 12 months. September 19-21 2014. Passed 2 certification exams (Enterprise Risk Management for Directors and Credit Committee Duties and Responsibilities).

Attended Lilly conference in Traverse City Michigan discussing education and higher learning. October 16-18 2014.

Elected to the board of directors of Financial Plus Credit Union in Flint Michigan.

 

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Donna M Wagner, Aftermarket Management chair and assistant professor, Michigan campus, attended the AAPEX and SEMA aftermarket trade shows with 34 students; presented the NU AMM program to the Automotive Sales Council with Senior sales/marketing executives from 70 auto parts manufacturing firms attending ; presented an NU AMM (Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management) program update at the Category Management Association annual conference with aftermarket, retailers and CPG company executives in attendance; participated and provided an NU AMM update to aftermarket executives during the Auto Care Association marketing and category management meetings during the association’s Leadership Days; attended the Car Care Council Women’s Board meeting with leading aftermarket women executives; wrote articles for AftermarketNews.com and AASA (Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association) publications.

 

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Dr. Alex Tokarev, assistant professor, Economics, Michigan campus, attended multiple free market events including the Free Market Road Show in EU and the Free Market Forum in US, gave a lecture at the Freedom Seminar in Detroit and a lecture at a Liberty 420 forum in Sofia, organized an internship for NU students at the Institute for Market Economics in Bulgaria and a study abroad program in Turkey, appeared on 2 free market TV shows (The Seen and the Unseen, Boom and Bust), published an essay at In Defense of Capitalism, organized Freedom Week at NU with speakers from 45 of the world’s leading conservative and libertarian institutions.

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Dr. Margaret Colarelli, professor, Social Sciences and Humanities, Midland campus, presented a paper titled, “Failed Creations: Science Done in Secret in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, November 8, 2014 in Florence, Italy, at the Florence University of the Arts/Stony Brook (SUNY) conference in celebration of Galileo’s 450th anniversary.

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Lorie Ermak, Director of Tutoring at Northwood University Michigan recently co-chaired the Michigan Tutorial Association’s 32nd Connections Conference on Friday, October 24 at the Delta College Planetarium in downtown Bay City, Michigan.  In addition, Ms. Ermak led a break-out session titled “100 Bright Ideas:  Hints & Helps for Directors.”  At Northwood’s Michigan campus, Ermak supervises a staff of 17 student tutors and in 2012 served as the MTA’s President.

 

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Jeanna Cronk, adjunct faculty, Management Information Systems, Michigan campus and Distance Education, presented, “Lessons from Our First Faculty Technology Boot Camp” at the Fall 2014 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning in Traverse City, Michigan.

 

 

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Jiwoo Park, assistant professor, Michigan campus, presented her paper, Young Korean Americans’ digital media practices as self-expression of their ethnic identity, to the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA. in May, 2014. She also published two papers, “Publicity as covert marketing? The role of persuasion knowledge and ethical perceptions on beliefs and credibility in a video news release story”, to Journal of Business Ethnics and “Time, place, technology: Twitter as an information source in the Wisconsin labor protests” to Computers in Human Behavior in 2014. Resubmitted her paper, “Bad Seed or Good Seed? A Content Analysis of Main Antagonists in Walt Disney and Studio Ghibli Animated Films” in Journal of Children and Media. She is currently ABD in Mass Communication and will be defending her doctoral dissertation in Spring, 2015.

 

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Dr. Glenn Moots, Professor and Chair, Philosophy and Political Science, Michigan Campus, completed a ten month fellowship in the James Madison Program at Princeton University, published essays in Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Anglican and Episcopal History, and Choice, served as an external examiner for an LLD dissertation at the University of the Free State (South Africa), and received a research grant from the Earhart Foundation and an institutional grant from the Institute for Humane Studies.