January 2014 | Mount St. Joseph University

Welcome to the following new employees at the Mount:  Lori Hattendorf, campus bookstore; Mary Amos, instructional technology; and Travis Neimester, Project EXCEL.

CONGRATULATIONS TO TONY ARETZ, president, who was appointed Secretary and Vice Chair for Membership of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Trustees on January 4, 2014.

Mary Kay Fleming, associate professor of psychology, has been selected as one of 20 participants in an assignment design charrette offered by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) on March 1, 2014 in Portland, Ore. Mary Kay and other participants will design assignments linked to the proficiencies in Lumina’s Degree Qualifications Profile and contribute to an online library of peer-reviewed assignments. www.luminafoundation.org/publications/The_Degree_Qualifications_Profile.pdf

Jeff Hillard, associate professor of English, released a new ebook titled, “Ice Sculpture in the Desert: Short Stories to Enrich Your Prayer Life,” on December 31, 2013. http://www.amazon.com/ICE-SCULPTURE-IN-THE-DESERT-ebook/dp/B00HMEK994/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389110952&sr=8-2&keywords=jeffrey+hillard

Sally Le Cras, adjunct instructor of physical therapy, was recently named director of the Pediatric Physical Therapy Residence Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Congratulations to the following faculty promotions:

Eric Johnson, Ph.D.  – Division of Behavioral and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry - promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Amy Murdoch, Ph.D. – Division of Education, Department of Education – promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure


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