Mount St. Joseph University

Mount Congratulates Faculty and Staff for Spring 2018 Achievements

Academics, Campus News

By: Sasha Feldmann

File Under: faculty, staff

Mount St. Joseph University proudly congratulates its faculty and staff on their outstanding achievements during the spring semester.

Rudy Argueta, head men’s soccer coach, has won the U13 Girls Youth Futsal National Championship for the third time with the School of Ginga, a youth soccer organization. Futsal is a small, fast-paced, five-versus-five form of soccer played on hard surfaces, officially recognized by FIFA and UEFA.

Robert Bodle, Ph.D., M.A., B.A., associate professor of communications, delivered "The New Gatekeepers: Cambridge Analytica, Microtargeted Ad Campaigns, and Censorship" on the panel Fake News, Digital Media Power, and the Epistemological Crisis of Public Opinion, which he also moderated, at the Union for Democratic Communications Conference at Loyola University, Chicago in May.

B.C. Charles-Liscombe, Ph.D., director of the athletic training program, Tom Gooding, instructor of athletic training and trainer, and Amanda Goodale, Ph.D., Tri-Health team physician, will present “Neurological Deficits in the Upper Quarter Screening Reveals Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in a Collegiate Baseball Player: A Case Report” at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in June. Gooding was awarded a Faculty Development Summer Grant in 2017 to support the research and development of the case report.

In addition, B.C., along with former colleague Jill Russell, Ph.D., had their article, “Making the Politics of Healthcare Reform Personal – Helping Students Understand Health Insurance”, published in The Advisor, the official publication of the National Association of Advisors of the Health Professions.

R. A. Davis, Ph.D., M.S., B.A., professor emeritus of biology and geology, was an invited presenter at “Meteorite Night” at the Cincinnati Observatory. His topic was “Meteorites and ‘Meteor-Wrongs’ and How to Tell Them Apart”. He was also the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day commemoration at the Hamilton County Memorial in November at which he discussed the Grand Army of the Republic.

Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., M.S., B.A., dean of Behavioral and Natural Sciences and professor in the Department of Biology, was interviewed by Bill Reinhardt at WVXU about cicadas and by Sheila Vilvens of the Cincinnati Enquirer about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. He was also interviewed by T.J. Parker of WCPO-TV about the disappearance of species of bees.

Keith Lanser, M.A., manager of service learning and civic engagement, was named board president of the English Language Learning Foundation in January.

Craig Lloyd, M.F.A., professor of art, presented a paper, “Visual Arts Studio Assessment: Research Sharing,” at the 2017 Assessment Institute in October. He also judged several high school art competitions between January and March. His work will also be displayed in the Ohio Watercolor Society’s traveling exhibition from August through October 2018.

Daniel Mader, M.A., professor of art, discussed being an artist and teaching art at Career Day at Finneytown Middle School (Ohio), as well as the culture and artifacts of French Polynesia at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community.

Mary Mazuk, M.A., B.A., director of the Academic Advising Resource Center, was nominated to be recognized as an Oustanding First-Year Student Advocate by the University of South Carolina National Research Center.

Tracy McDonough, Ph.D., professor of psychology and Linda Crane, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology, were recognized in the February edition of the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology for their work on The Schizophrenia Oral History Project, which records the histories of people with schizophrenia.

Colleen McSwiggin, chemistry lab manager, presented, “20 Easy Things You Can Do to Help Save the World,” at the monthly meeting of Oxbow Inc.

Amy Murdoch, Ph.D., associate professor of education, was recognized as a Distinguished Alumna by the University of Cincinnati during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend last fall.

Elizabeth Murray, Ph.D., ’86, a forensic anthropologist and a professor in the Department of Biology, helped lead efforts to identify the body of Marcia L. King of Arkansas, a homicide victim found in Troy, Ohio in 1981. The 37-year-old cold case was solved using genetic genealogy, which uses the DNA profile of the victim to find a relative of the victim via public genealogy records (the relative’s DNA confirmed the match). Dr. Murray is one of only approximately 60 board-certified forensic anthropologists in North America.

Mary Orloff, lab manager in the biology department, presented her program “I Love Science” to students at St. Anthony School in Taylor Mill, Kentucky.

Kathy Ray, M.Ed., B.A., a tutor in Project EXCEL, presented, “Let Them Make Cookies! Creating Alternative Assessments” at the 2018 National Catholic Education Association Conference in April at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Meg Riestenberg, Ph.D., M.S., associate professor emerita in the department of chemistry, was featured with students of her 2016 ecology class for a Voyager Media Group documentary about Dr. E. Lucy Braun, the second woman to receive a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. The documentary is slated to be released in the autumn of 2018.

Steven Randall Ward, M.H.S., M.M.S., PA-C, principal faculty of the physician assistant program, was awarded the 2017 Rodney A. Kreuter UC Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Award for Excellence for quality patient-centered care in emergency medicine.

Karl Zuelke, Ph.D., M.F.A., director of the writing and math and science centers, wrote a chapter titled, “Essentialist Tropes in ‘At Play in the Fields of the Lord,’” in the book, Literature and Ecofeminism, which was published by Routledge.