Faculty Briefs - Fall 2015

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Dr. Mamiko Reeves, Ed. D.; Dean of International Programs, presented at Michigan American Council of Education Women’s Network Annual Conference, “Make a Difference: Leadership, Inclusion, Connections” on June 9th, 2015.  Her presentation title was “Leadership Journeys of Asian Women in US Higher Education” based on her doctorate dissertation.  Dr. Reeves also served as the committee member for planning the “ACE Women of Color Collaborate” conference.

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Dennis Witherspoon, Associate Professor and Finance Department Chair, Michigan Campus, recently completed his second year residency requirement at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas in pursuit of a Ph.D. in personal financial planning. During his residency he voluntarily developed and participated in a poster presentation entitled “What Factors Impact Financial Knowledge?” Research conducted beforehand for his presentation explored financial literacy, theoretical framework, hypotheses, methodology and framework.

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Dr. Alex Tokarev, Assistant Professor, Economics, Michigan Campus, gave a lecture on “Democracy or Liberty” at NU’s Freedom Seminar, gave lectures on the Northwood Idea at MASAL and Alma College, led an internship for NU students at the Institute for Radical Capitalism Atlas and the Experts Club for Politics and Economics in Bulgaria, helped five students publish articles, edited the Bulgarian translation of Hoppe’s Democracy: The God That Failed, was interviewed by the Bulgarian National TV, Bulgarian National Radio, and Bulgaria On Air TV, debated the merits of limited government for the Bulgarian Libertarian Society in Sofia, won a full scholarship to attend the Free Market Forum in Omaha, gave a lecture during the Day of the Austrian Economics at the New Bulgarian University, and organized the second annual Northwood University Freedom Week.

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Jeanna Cronk, Learning Management System Coordinator, Instructional Technology, presented a session titled: “Teaching and Training and Advising…Oh My! Let’s Work Smarter, Not Harder,” on October 17, 2015. This session was offered during the Lilly Conference for College and University Teaching and Learning in Traverse City, Michigan.  Jeanna is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Technology at Boise State University.

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Shauna Hanisch-Kirkbride, Assistant Professor, Michigan Campus, attended the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning in Traverse City, Michigan, October 15-17, 2015.

 

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Dr. Glenn Moots, Professor and Chair, Philosophy and Political Science, Michigan Campus, delivered the plenary address at the Davenant Trust’s annual conference, the Convivium Irenicum. He submitted review essays for publication to Modern Age, First Things, Religious Studies Review, Modern Reformation, the web journal The Gospel Coalition and the newsletter of the professional organization Christians in Political Science. He was also published in the web journal Public Discourse. He received institutional grants from the Friedman Foundation, Institute for Humane Studies, and the Jack Miller Center. He also served as a faculty mentor for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute summer program “Debating Conservatism” at the Russell Kirk Center in Mecosta, Michigan, and delivered a lecture titled “Education and its Counterfeits” at Midland Christian School’s Fall Forum.

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Dr. Patricia Timm, Associate Professor and Interim Academic Dean, received her Ph.D. in Accounting from Walden University in August 2015.  Her dissertation “Perceptions of Value-stream Costing and the Effect on Lean Accounting Implementations” was recognized at the 2015 Lean Accounting Summit.  Dr. Timm received the Outstanding Accounting Professor award from the Lean Enterprises Institute at the Summit for her research.

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Thomas J. Alexander, Associate Professor, Finance, Michigan Campus, attended a workshop titled: Option Monster – Trading Options, March 12- 15, 2015. This workshop was facilitated by OptionsMonster, Inc., a major stock options trading service. He is looking to develop a new stock options trading course in the Finance curriculum.

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Donna Wagner, Aftermarket Management chair and Assistant Professor, Michigan Campus, presented the Aftermarket Management degree and how to work with Northwood University to marketing and sales professionals during the HDMA (Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association) spring meeting. Attended the NACE/CARS trade show for collision and service repair professionals. Presented “Aftermarket Experience Required” to MAPA (Michigan Auto Parts Association). The presentation highlighted skills learned in the Aftermarket Management degree and tips for recruiting and retaining employees. Participated in the category management and education committees during Auto Care Association’s Leadership Days. Attended AASA (Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association) Technology Conference. Provided content for the Category Management Association’s Higher Education Council presentation to category management professionals during their annual conference. The presentation was facilitated by Dan Strunk, Managing Director, Center for Sales Leadership, DePaul University.

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Jiwoo Park, Assistant Professor, Michigan Campus, presented two papers, “Bad Seed or Good Seed? A Content Analysis of Main Antagonists in Walt Disney and Studio Ghibli Animated Films” to the annual convention of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico in May, 2015 and “Taste and Nutrition: The Uses and Effectiveness of Different Advertising Claims in Women’s Magazine Food Advertisements” to the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA in August, 2015. One of those two papers, which is “Bad Seed or Good Seed? A Content Analysis of the Main Antagonists in Walt Disney and Studio Ghibli Animated Films,” was also published in Journal of Children and Media in 2015 (DOI:10.1080/17482798.2015.1058279). Furthermore, she attended the MI Social Media Conference, Social Mitten, Grand Rapids, MI in September and the Lilly Conference, Traverse City, MI in October.