Faculty Briefs


Faculty_CronkJeanna Cronk, adjunct professor, Michigan campus and Distance Education, published a book review of “Integrating Pedagogy and Technology: Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” in Open Praxis. Cronk is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Technology at Boise State University.  

Faculty_Keiper Dr. Margaret C. Keiper, assistant professor, Entertainment, Sport, & Promotion Management, Michigan campus, published multiple peer reviewed article in 2015-2016. She presented at the SportsMarketing Association (SMA) National Conference and the Sport Recreation Law Association (SRLA) Conference in 2015-2016. She was awarded the Sport Recreation Law Association President’s Award in 2016 for outstanding service to the organization. She is also on the board of directors for SRLA and for the Michigan Statewide Sport Management Association Conference.

Faculty_MootsDr. Glenn Moots, professor and chair, Philosophy and Political Science, Michigan campus, delivered public lectures at Westmont College and Biola University on Protestant constitutionalism and American politics. He also organized and directed a conference in Philadelphia on the question “Was the American Revolution a Just War?” Papers from the conference will be published in a co-edited volume by a university press in 2017.

Faculty_SumiBarbara E. Sumi, professor, Accounting, Michigan campus, is a volunteer with Keryx, a lay ministry bringing Christian denominations together to introduce Jesus Christ to those incarcerated by spreading His Word inside prisons during a three-day weekend. Sumi will give a talk to the prisoners about what it means to be a Christian.



Dr. Alex Tokarev, assistant professor, Economics, Michigan campus, led an NU student internship at the Institute for Radical Capitalism Atlas and the Experts Club for Politics and Economics in Bulgaria. He helped seven NU students publish their research, edited the Bulgarian translation of  Hoppe’s “Democracy: The God that Failed,” and was interviewed by Bulgarian National Television, Bulgarian National Radio, and Bulgaria On Air. Tokarev also debated the merits of limited government for the Bulgarian Libertarian Society in Sofia and gave a lecture during the Day of the Austrian Economics at the New Bulgarian University. He attended the Free Market Forum in Omaha, gave a lecture on “Democracy or Liberty” at MASAL in March, and debated another professor on the topic of sweatshops in April. Also in April, he lectured on racist public policies in America for NU’s Freedom Seminar. Tokarev is currently organizing the third annual Northwood University Freedom Week.

Faculty_WagnerDonna Wagner, chair and professor,  Aftermarket Management, contributed a chapter to “A Woman’s Perspective on Leading.” She attended the following trade  events: AAPEX/SEMA trade shows with 28 students; Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Technology Conference, Auto Care Association Leadership Days, Car Care Council Women’s Board Conference, presented at the Michigan Auto Parts Association conference, and was a contributor to the Category Management Conference. Wagner worked with AASA and its members to sponsor 20 Aftermarket Management students at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). She also attended the Lilly Conference on College Teaching.

Faculty_WangWeikang “Ken”  Wang, associate  professor, Marketing, was  selected as one  of the 2016 NCAA  Division II Faculty  Athletics Representative (FAR)  Fellows. He will attend the NCAA  Division II FAR Fellows Institute in  late September in Indianapolis, Ind.  The FAR Fellows Institute provides  an intense developmental  opportunity for a core group of  experienced faculty athletics  representatives to enhance their  ability to perform the critical  functions as a Faculty Athletics  Representative. Through  networking with other Division II  FAR leaders, enhancing skills as  leaders. and engaging in case  studies, FARs are both inspired and  challenged to enrich the Division  II student-athlete intercollegiate  athletics experience.