GCU Faculty, Staff Contribute to Academic Community in 2009

December 22, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

(Above) Faculty members Karen Carr (left) and Dr. Kay Turk (right) accept recognition from Provost Dr. Cheryl St. Arnauld and President Kathy Player. Dr. Turk and Dr. Cathryn Meegan (not pictured) both earned their doctorate degrees in 2009.

Grand Canyon University is known for rigorous, values-based academic programs that challenge students to become critical thinkers and responsible leaders. Our reputation is largely attributed to our excellent faculty and academic staff, who continuously raise our standard of excellence in the classroom and as our representatives in prestigious publications and presentations throughout the country.

The following is a summary of the many diverse opportunities our faculty members and leadership have participated in during 2009. Please join me in congratulating these individuals on their outstanding contributions to the academic community, and to Grand Canyon University.

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Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld
Provost

2009 Faculty and Staff Publications and Presentations

Dr. Kathy Player
Presentations:
Player, K. (October 2009). Panel Discussion: Taking For-Profit Higher Education to the Next Level-Developing the Value Proposition. Eduventures Online Higher Education Annual Member Meeting, Boston, MA.
Player, K. (July 2009). Panel Discussion: Personal Journey of Nursing Leadership. Northern Arizona State University, Flagstaff, AZ.
Player, K. (June 2009). Developing Faculty and Leaders. Summer Summit Nazareth College, Rochester, NY.
Eroe, J., & Player, K. St. Arnauld, C. (April, 2009). Adjunct Faculty Development Through Online Assessment. Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Publications:
Player, K. (November 2009). College Forum: Undergraduate Values. Charisma Magazine. Lake Mary, FL.
Lech, J & Player, K. (May 2009). Learning Enhancements: The Next Generation Online Classroom. White Paper. The Distance Learning Conference, Madison, WI.
Player, K (April 2009). Online Education: Rigor, Relevance, and Efficiency. Twin Trees Journal, Endeavor Capital.
Houser, B., & Player, K. (September 2008). Words of Wisdom from Pivotal Nurse Leaders, Sigma Theta Tau International Publishing Comp, MN.

Jennifer Lech
Presentation:
Lech, J & St. Arnauld, C. (August 2009). Learning Enhancements: The Next Generation Online Classroom. The Distance Learning Conference, Madison, WI.

Publication:
Lech, J & Player, K. (May 2009). Learning Enhancements: The Next Generation Online Classroom. White Paper. The Distance Learning Conference, Madison, WI.

Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld
Presentation:
Lech, J & St. Arnauld, C. (August 2009). Learning Enhancements: The Next Generation Online Classroom. The Distance Learning Conference, Madison, WI.

Presentation & Publication:
Eroe, J., Player, K. & St. Arnauld, C. (April, 2009). Adjunct Faculty Development Through Online Assessment. Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Cindy K. Knott
Presentation:
NASDTEC – Shifting Sands: Sculpting the New Face of Education: Online Educator Preparation Institutions, May 31 – June 3 2009

Dr. Kimberly LaPrade
Facilitated:
Table Topic Discussion: Online Teaching Practices. AACSB – Associate Dean’s Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2 – 4, 2009

Dr. Marjaneh Gilpatrick
Presentation:
GCU Research Colloquium on April 15th: Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID): Impact on Adolescent Vocabulary Skills

Dr. Lisa Aaroe
Presentation:
Journey of Special Needs. Done for Raising Special Kids (a non-profit organization serving the needs of parents who have children with special needs) on October 28th, 2009

Dr. Stacey Rimmerman
Presentation:
SLOAN-C Title: Adapting the Quality Matters Rubric to Middle School and High School Courses, October 28 – 30, 2009

Ramesh Vellupillaimani
Publications:
Giera W, Ramesh VM, Webber AN, van Stokkum I, van Grondelle R, Gibasiewicz K.
Effect of the P700 pre-oxidation and point mutations near A (0) on the reversibility of the
primary charge separation in Photosystem I from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biochim
Biophys Acta. 2009 Sep, 15.

Giera W, Gibasiewicz K, Ramesh VM, Lin S, Webber A. Electron transfer from A to
A(1) in Photosystem I from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii occurs in both the A and B
branch with 25-30-ps lifetime. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2009 Jul 7; 11(25):5186-91.

Dr. Kirk Bowden
Presentations:
Bowden, K. INCASE President’s Opening Remarks, INCASE (International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education) Conference Biennial Conference At the Cutting Edge Attracting and Educating the Next Generation of Addiction Professionals, Jersey, NJ, October 30, 2009

Bowden, K., Moreno, C., & Myers, P. Addiction Treatment Summit Panel. INCASE (International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education) Conference Biennial Conference At the Cutting Edge Attracting and Educating the Next Generation of Addiction Professionals, Jersey, NJ, October 31, 2009

NAADAC (National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors) Panel –
National Educational Standards for Substance Abuse Education

Dr. Casey Reason
Presentations:
Phoenix Union High School District: “The Impact of Emotion and Inquiry on Organizational Learning.” Friday, April 3, 2009

Servant Leadership and Approachability: November 2009 presentation to the CEO, VP, and top management team at General Dynamics (500 audience members live and via satellite)

Accomplishing More in a Diverse Learning Environment: August 2009 presentation to warden, leadership team, guards, and support staff at Bostick Men’s State Prison

Creating and Maintaining a Positive School Culture: August 2009 presentation to teachers and charter school leaders at Oakland University inner city charter schools

Leading a Learning Community: August 2009 presentation to Brainerd superintendent, administrative team, and teachers in Brainerd, Minnesota

Publication:
Reason, C. (2010). Leading a learning organization: The science of working with others. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Dr. Larry Barron
Presentations:
2009 International Society for Humor Studies Conference in Long Beach, CA:
Barron, L. W., & Glenn, B. H. “The Relationship between Humor and Imagery in
Religious Humor.”

Glenn, B. H., & Barron, L. W. “Ratings of Offensiveness in Judeo-Christian
Denominational Jokes.”

Dr. Treva Kay Gibson (Adjunct)
Presentation:
Conducted a training workshop for teachers at Copper Canyon and Desert Pointe Academies in Peoria. The workshop was titled Student Motivation and Engagement and
subtitled How to Keep Students out of the Dead Zone.

Claude Pensis (Adjunct)
Presentation:
Pensis, C. “Preparing Future Faculty, Career Strategies.” Arizona State University. Memorial Union, Tempe, AZ. 8 October 2009. Guest Lecture.

Award:
Received another ariZoni award for his work in lighting design for Don Pasquale at the ASU Lyric Opera Theatre.

Duane Borah (Adjunct)
Presentation:
Spoke at the Christian Leadership Seminar on October 24 on Leadership in the Church, hosted by GCU.

Dr. Clark Youngblood (President of the National Council of Alpha Chi)
Presentation:
Presided over the Executive Committee meeting of the National Council of Alpha Chi in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dr. Fletcher Smith
Presentation:
Participated in a political debate with Dr James Helfers in April sponsored by the College Republican organization on campus

David Hayes
Swamp Ho (play) produced off Broadway in New York in August 09 by NY Artists
Unlimited

World Premiere of film Blood Moon Rising, produced by him, (on DVD 11/24) and an official selection of the International SciFi and Horror Festival 2009

World Premiere of film Focal Point, produced by him, and an official selection of the 2009 Deadly Event

World Premiere of film Grace Land, starring and story by him, won Best Picture at the A3F Heroes and Villains Challenge Festival in October

DVD release, in September, of Silo Killer 2: The Wrath of Kyle starring him
DVD release, in September, of Slices starring him
DVD release, in April, of Death Factory starring him
DVD release, on 11/24, of Reborn starring him

Production on Anthem, written by him, wrapped two days ago
Production on Blood Guardian, written by him, wrapped in August
Production on The Closet, written by him, begins on Friday (starring Corbin Bernsen)
Production on Vampegeddon, written by him, wrapped in September and will be released later this year
Production on The Prometheus Project, associate produced and featuring him, wrapped in May and was recently signed by Regency Entertainment.
Production on Tour de Force, a Danish action film, featuring him, wrapped in October Production on American Anxiety, starring him, wrapped in September
Sold Bad Lands, a screenplay, to Victory Angel Films last month.

Nancy Johnson
Award:
University of Arizona Eller College of Entrepreneurs at the Extraordinary Women Luncheon, 12/4/09

Presentation:
Speaking at Pima Community College December 2009 Graduation Ceremony.

Melanie Logue
Presentation:
Western Institute of Nursing, 2009 Communicating Nursing Research Conference Symposium: The Dynads Project-Streamlining Data Collection: Understanding the Nurse Manager’s Work Domain, Melanie Logue & Judith A Effken

Dr. Anne McNamara
Awards:
Global Caring Nursing Foundation: Nightingale Award for Leadership 10/24/09
Maricopa Health Foundation: Joey Ridenour, Nursing Excellence Award 10/3/09

Dr. Kay Turk
Doctoral Project Presentation:
Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of Arizona Nurse Practitioners Toward Transgender Clients.

Maria Quimba
Presentations:
March 2009 – Developed and presented an in-person workshop series (4 sessions) to support quality improvement and evidence-based initiatives for Scripps, San Diego. The collaborative learning model demonstrates application of baccalaureate competencies while also meeting professional development needs as identified by the Scripps organization.

September 2009 – Developed and presented a Nursing Enrollment Seminar to encompass topics affecting recruitment and retention of adult learners in professional studies programs:
Nature of Nurses & Nursing: Understanding the Consumer
Building Relationships: Engaging the Nursing Community
Licensure & Accreditation: Scope of Practice within Healthcare & Education
Trends & Issues: The Future of Nursing & Healthcare (Strategic Planning)
2009-2010 healthcare initiatives and health-related professions to college-bound students in the Deer Valley Unified School District October 2009.

Dr. Kevin McClean
Publications:
McClean, K., & Carr, T. (Eds.) (2009). Solutions Based Relationship Management & Branding. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

McClean, K., & Carr, T. (Eds.) (2009). Customer Value and Service Excellence. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Dr. Cathryn Meegan
Earned doctorate by successfully defending dissertation:
Meegan, C.M. (2009). Nutritional Stress and the Depopulation of the Lower Salt River Valley Hohokam. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ.

Dr. Ernest Scarbrough
Presentation:
Session Chair for Institute for Research on Global Business proceedings of the 2009
International Conference on the Global Economic Crisis, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, June 4-6, 2009.

Ronke Oke
Presentations:
With Oke A: “Antecedents of Project performance in Networks” Forthcoming. Western Decision Sciences Institute, April, 2010, Nevada

With Oke A: The Influence of Servant Leadership on Innovation processes DSI Annual Meeting, Louisiana, November, 2009

Ethical leadership in challenging times. Paper to be presented at the Ken Blanchard College of Business, Delta Mu Delta Business administration Honors society research colloquium (Eta Chi Chapter). November, 2009. Grand Canyon University Phoenix

The effects of culture on servant leadership Paper presented at the Ken Blanchard College of Business, Delta Mu Delta Business administration Honors society research colloquium (Eta Chi Chapter). April, 2009. Grand Canyon University Phoenix

With Oke A. “Drivers of collaboration in innovation-driven horizontal networks”
Production and Operations Management Society Conference. May, 2009, Orlando, Florida

With Oke, A and Walumbwa, F. “The relationship between brokers influence, strength of ties and DMD Research Colloquium (2009, April) DMD Honors Symposium on “Maintaining ethical standards in challenging economic times” (Scheduled December 2009)

David Perkins
Presentations:
Perkins, David C. (2009, January). The project manager’s propensity to withhold information. Presented at Project Management Institute (PMI) Tucson Chapter Meeting, Tucson, AZ.

Perkins, David C. (2009, February). The project manager and the withholding of information. Presented at Project Management Institute (PMI), Wine Country Chapter Meeting, Santa Rosa, CA.

Perkins, David C. (2009, May). Project silence. Presented at Project Management Institute (PMI), Northern Utah Chapter Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Judith Eroe
Presentation & Publication:
Eroe, J., Player, K. & St. Arnauld, C. Adjunct Faculty Development through Online Assessment. 114th Annual Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission of the NCA. April 2009. Chicago, IL.


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