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About the Faculty Handbook

Note: The faculty handbook can now be found on MyDrury. 

The Faculty Handbook collects in one place the most important policies and procedures relating to the faculty. The Faculty Handbook, the university catalogs, and the staff handbook are the major documents on personnel policies and academic procedures for the university. The Drury University Faculty Handbook presents faculty personnel policies for faculty and librarians. It also includes information useful to all who work at the university about academic organization, faculty governance and important operating procedures. Faculty are expected to be familiar with the handbook and to support the procedures and policies outlined here.

The sections entitled “University Personnel Policies” and “Faculty Rights and Responsibilities” are a part of the contract for each faculty member. In the absence of specific guidelines to the contrary, the faculty meetings, committees and councils follow the procedures in Robert’s Rules of Order. At Drury University, we are committed to collegial governance which recognizes the essential role of the faculty in decisions.

The Faculty Handbook is revised through a shared process involving the faculty, the administration and the Board of Trustees. Revisions are usually initiated by presentation to the Faculty Affairs Committee. As the policies and procedures indicate, Drury has long had a commitment to the liberal arts and to excellence in education. The university values community and the opportunity to interact, both formally and informally, with students and faculty colleagues. When classes are in session, faculty are on campus for a substantial part of each class day. Faculty have regular office hours, meet their classes as scheduled and are available for committee meetings as well as departmental and collegiate governance activities. One of the distinctive characteristics of Drury University is the strong commitment to that shared collegiate community experience.

Procedure for Proposing New Courses and Programs or Revisions to Existing Courses and Programs:

Use the following forms to propose new courses and programs or revisions to existing courses and programs.  All proposals must be signed by the appropriate department chair and dean and, if applicable, the associate provost of Adult, Online, and Graduate Education before submission to the Academic Affairs Committee for their approval.  If approved by AAC, the proposal will go to the Registrar and Provost for final approval.

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Faculty Policies


Credit Hour/Contact Time Policy

Drury’s policy is based on guidelines developed the Department of Higher Education
and is as follows:

A minimum of 2250 minutes of ‘contact time’ for 3 hours of credit is required. This
breaks down to 750 minutes of contact time per every 1 hour of credit given. Drury
aims for 2300 minutes of contact time per 3 hours of credit. Contact time is calculated
on a 15 week semester (we do not count Finals Week as contact time).

Lecture course:
15 weeks X 50 minutes X # hours of credit = contact time in minutes required

Example:
15 weeks X 50 minutes X 3 hours credit = 2,250 minutes contact time required

Studio or Lab (Double contact time of a Lecture course):
15 weeks X 100 minutes X # hours of credit = contact time in minutes required

Example:
15 weeks X 100 minutes X 3 hours credit = 4,500 minutes contact time required

Faculty Travel Policy

Drury University is committed to supporting our colleagues’ professional growth and development. Travel to conferences is one important element of that growth. The primary responsibility for the wise and appropriate selection of occasions for faculty travel falls to the individual faculty member and the department chair. Faculty are encouraged to present papers representing their scholarship at professional meetings, and they are encouraged to be in contact with professional organizations and associations representing their disciplines. Faculty are also encouraged to take an interest in professional associations which support the improvement of teaching and the general interests of higher education.

The University commits a significant amount of money for faculty travel. At the same time, the resources are limited, and it is the hope that money will be available for all those faculty who need to travel. It is for that reason that the following guidelines have been developed. It is only through a careful and judicious use of the faculty travel money that resources will be available for all of the faculty who wish to travel.

Availability of Funds: It will be the responsibility of the department chair to ascertain that sufficient funds are available before authorizing reimbursable travel expenses.

Approval for Travel: No individual will be reimbursed for travel expenses unless she/he has obtained prior approval from the department chair to incur such expense and has submitted the proper request for reimbursement in good order. Requests for reimbursement should include a general summary of the expenses, rationale for any extraordinary expenses, and itemized receipts for all expenses.

Travel Reimbursement for Expenses: The University has travel funds allocated to each faculty member in a department. These funds are for the purpose of providing assistance to faculty members who wish to attend professional meetings or travel on business of the University. The office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs can provide supplemental funds in special circumstances. The University is pleased to provide all or partial expenses for faculty travel, reimbursing appropriate items with complete itemized receipts. This includes cash and credit card expenses.

It is the general policy of the University to provide reimbursement for all reimbursable items when the faculty member is presenting a competitively selected paper at a professional conference in the United States. When a person is attending a conference, but not presenting a paper (including occasions when a person chairs a section but does not present a paper), the amount of reimbursement will depend upon the availability of funds. The University will provide as much support as possible for reimbursable items, but may not be able to provide full expenses. The faculty member should consult with the department chair regarding availability of departmental funds. Where departmental funds fall short in reimbursing a faculty member for travel to a conference where the faculty member is presenting a paper, the general University funds may provide a supplement to cover the expenses, and the department chair should apply to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for supplementary resources.

Faculty may use an available University credit card for travel expenses, but complete itemized receipts are required. Faculty members are expected to pay their expenses or put them on credit cards and submit receipts upon return to the University. The University will make every effort to prepare reimbursement checks as soon as possible following the receipt of a request from the faculty member in the appropriate form and with the receipts attached. In very unusual circumstances, it may be possible for a faculty member to receive an advance on travel expenses. The need should be discussed with the department chair who will make the determination regarding whether or not to authorize the advance from departmental travel funds.

International Travel: It is sometimes possible for the University to provide some assistance to faculty members for travel to international meetings. The University will be unable to reimburse those expenses fully, and the faculty member should consult with the department chair regarding the amount of funds that may be available. The department chair can seek supplementary assistance from the general University funds through the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Reimbursable Items

Travel – Faculty members are expected to identify the most economical means of travel, taking into account the time involved. Ordinarily the University will reimburse for airline travel at the most inexpensive rate (normally coach). Tickets should be purchased early enough to benefit from 14-21 day advance purchase savings. Where staying over an extra day (often a Saturday night) will reduce the air fare significantly, the University will reimburse for hotel accommodations (assuming that the costs for hotel accommodations is significantly less than the savings in air fare). For faculty travel by private automobile, the current rate for reimbursement is $.41 per mile. Faculty should provide documentation reporting dates, destinations, and distance for the trip.

Transfers – Expenses to and from the airport are reimbursed within reasonable limits. Faculty members are encouraged to use public transportation or airport shuttle services rather than cabs when they are available. While there will be occasions when a cab or more expensive transportation is necessary, it is important to select the less expensive transportation when at all possible.

Parking – For faculty who drive to a destination, parking expenses are reimbursable. For faculty who fly, parking at the Springfield airport is a reimbursable expense, but faculty are expected to park in the long-term lot.

Car Rental – A car may be rented in situations where the cost is less than or equivalent to other means of transportation or when scheduled commitments require deviation from normal means of transportation. Prior approval from the department chair is required.

Hotel Accommodations – The University will cover hotel accommodations for the faculty member. The University does not cover hotel expense for companions or provide double accommodations unless it is two faculty members. Faculty members are expected to select the most reasonable accommodation available and convenient to conference location. Hotel accommodations will be covered only during the period of the meeting or conference unless, as previously mentioned, the faculty member stays over one extra night in order to save significant costs in air fare. An itemized statement furnished by the hotel is required for reimbursement of actual costs. Employees are encouraged to make advance registration and seek to secure available discounts.

Meals – The University will reimburse expenses for meals for faculty members who have been approved for travel. In general, faculty are encouraged to keep their per diem expenses for meals at less than $50. Itemized receipts are required for reimbursement for meal expenses.

Telephone Expenses – While faculty members are traveling, the University will cover telephone expenses directly related to University business.

Tips – Appropriate and modest tips are reimbursable.

Other Expenses – While faculty will incur other expenses related to traveling, they are not normally
reimbursable. Should there be an exceptional circumstance, faculty are encouraged to talk with the department chair for a judgment regarding whether or not a particular expense is reimbursable.

If there is a doubt about reimbursable expenses or travel policy, the faculty member should feel free to contact the department chair or Vice President for Academic Affairs.

University Intellectual Property Policy

Drury University is committed to providing an environment that supports the creation of intellectual property by faculty, staff, and students in the course of their research, teaching, and learning activities. As a matter of principle and practice, the University encourages all members of the Drury community to publish without restriction the outcome of these activities in order to share openly and fully their findings and knowledge with colleagues and the public.

Policy

The general policy of Drury University follows the long-standing academic tradition that intellectual property is owned by the author or creator of the work, unless covered by an exception to this rule as set forth below. Variances from this Policy must be approved in writing by the Provost and President.

Rules

  1. When an issue or process under this Policy arises that requires the input or action of an Intellectual Property Review Panel, the Provost shall appoint such a panel from the faculty and staff of the University to convene as needed to address the issue.The Provost and the college/school dean, in consultation with the Intellectual Property Review Panel, shall administer and interpret the policy on Intellectual Property and handle any necessary negotiations for Intellectual Property rights with faculty, staff, and students.
  2. The term “intellectual property” refers to tangible results of scholarship, research, teaching and advising, including but not limited to inventions, creations, new processes, innovations, works of art, audio recordings, films, lecture notes, musical scores, dramatic works and accompanying music, choreographic works, graphic and sculptural works, poetry, literature, textbooks and other books, distance learning materials, speeches, podcasts, documentaries, slideshows, educational courseware, and tangible research materials; that is, all copyrightable or patentable works, the patents and copyrights that reserve rights to them. The term “creator” or “author” signifies the individual(s) who invents, creates, authors or innovates with respect to the respective intellectual property. In the event that a faculty member, staff, or student anticipates the creation of intellectual property in any way connected with their work with the University that could be reasonably anticipated to have more than a nominal financial value, to clarify questions of ownership, they should submit a request to the Provost for review in consultation with the Intellectual Property Review Panel.
  3. This Intellectual Property Policy general policy that intellectual property is owned by the author or creator applies to works created by all classifications of faculty, staff and students of the University, except under the following circumstances, which may warrant ownership of said intellectual property by the University:
    1. A written agreement between the University and author or creators of the intellectual property otherwise outlines ownership of the intellectual property.
    2. The creation of the intellectual property was funded in whole or in part by an externally sponsored research program that allocates rights to the University, or as part of any agreement that allocates rights to the University. Ownership of intellectual property created pursuant to an agreement with any sponsor will be governed by the provisions of that agreement.

      Federally funded research has special provisions on rights to inventions. The Bayh-Dole Act gives the University title to discoveries and inventions arising from federally funded research. However, the University must grant nonexclusive use rights to the federal government. Also, if the University decides not to file a patent application on a discovery or invention and will not otherwise commercialize it, the University is required to return patent rights to the federal government.

    3. The creation of the intellectual property required use of University resources (e.g. course releases, paid or unpaid assistance of students, stipends, funding, facilities, equipment other than assigned computer, ) and/or University personnel beyond that required for the creator’s professional duties for the University. In these cases, the creator and the University will negotiate the intellectual property rights and the intellectual property rights shall be shared by the creator and the University in a proportion deemed appropriate by both parties according to the use of University resources.
    4. The creator was assigned or directed by the University to develop the intellectual property. In these cases, the University will negotiate a prior understanding or formal contract with the creator concerning ownership of the resulting intellectual property.
    5. The intellectual property was created by administrators, staff or other nonfaculty employees in the course of employment duties and constitutes work made for hire under US law or otherwise automatically vests ownership to the employer.
    6. The intellectual property was created by a consultant or independent contractor retained by Drury.
  4. The University generally makes no claim to ownership of Intellectual property created by students, subject to the exceptions set forth in Section 3 above and the following additional exceptions:
    1. Students who create intellectual property as part of classroom work where such work required use of University resources (e.g. activity grants, stipends, funding, facilities, equipment other than assigned computer) and/or University personnel beyond that required for the creator’s regular classwork for the University.
    2. Students working on a project governed by a written contract/agreement to which the University is a party shall be bound by the terms of that contract or agreement. In the absence of such a written contract/agreement.
    3. Students who are directed to perform specific tasks that contribute to the creation of intellectual property (including but not limited to student employees or research students) will ordinarily have no rights to ownership of that work, regardless of the source of funds from which they are paid unless a written contract/agreement is established at the start of
      the duties. In cases where there is no written contract/agreement, the party who owns the intellectual property resulting from the rest of the work will ordinarily retain ownership of the portion contributed by the student.
  5. In the event of unresolved disputes concerning the interpretation of this policy and/or negotiation of intellectual property rights, the creator shall submit a request for review to the Provost, who will, in consultation with the Intellectual Property Review Panel, make a determination resolving said dispute. A party who disagrees with the Provost’s determination may request a reconsideration from the President. The President’s decision shall be binding.

Faculty Awards


Each year, the faculty and administration of Drury University recognize faculty members for outstanding contributions to the university. The awards are announced in the fall and the recipients of the awards are recognized at the Opening Convocation in August. Faculty are nominated by students, alumni, administration, and faculty. The in five areas of recognition are: teaching, scholarship, leadership, liberal learning, and advising.

Teaching

Recognition of unusual success in ensuring the quality of students’ learning experience. The recipient will possess high scholarly standards for rigor and currency of course content and for the level of student performance.  Innovative and creative teaching will be important considerations, and scholarship in relation to teaching is considered. The recipient will be acknowledged by faculty colleagues and students as a truly outstanding teacher.

Scholarship

This award recognizes the outstanding scholar, considering the broad range of scholarly and creative contributions, and cognizant of the expanded categories of scholarship:  Discovery, Teaching, Integration, and Application. Such excellence may be evidenced by publication in nationally recognized and refereed journals or other professional outlets.

Leadership

This award recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant contribution in enhancing the quality of campus life for students or faculty.  The contribution may be in the form of curriculum development, faculty governance, or in providing leadership to enhance the quality of teaching, classroom experience, or campus life.

Liberal Learning

This award recognizes the outstanding faculty member who exemplifies Drury’s commitment to the liberal arts, global studies, and integrating liberal learning with professional education. Dedication to liberal learning can be demonstrated through teaching, leadership and service, or scholarship.

Faculty Advising

This award recognizes a faculty member who exemplifies excellence in academic advising. The recipient of this honor is committed to working closely with students to develop comprehensive educational plans that promote the achievement of academic and professional goals.  In addition to acquiring knowledge of curriculum requirements and institutional policies, the outstanding advisor nurtures the whole person and empowers students to utilize campus resources that facilitate student success.  The outstanding faculty advisor is recognized by faculty colleagues and students as a caring individual who serves as a resource for students at all stages of their academic careers.

For award information prior to 2014, please contact the Academic Affairs office. 

Recent Recipients

2021

  • Ioana Popescu, Professor of Biology – Advising
  • Julie Cassity, Instructor of Music Therapy – Leadership
  • Ginney Norton, Assistant Professor of Education – Teaching
  • Madhuri Manpadi, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Teaching
  • Saundra Weddle, Professor of Architecture – Scholarship

2020

2020

  • Teaching: Natalie Precise, Associate Professor of Education
  • Leadership: Vickie Luttrell, Professor of Psychology
  • Scholarship: Brant Hinrichs, Associate Professor of Physics
  • Advising: Lori Slater, Instructor
  • Advising: Elizabeth Paddock, Professor of Political Science

2019

2019

  • Teaching: Justin Leinaweaver, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Teaching: Jennie Long, Professor of Criminology
  • Scholarship: Katlin Cundiff, Assistant Professor of Management
  • Leadership: Tiffany Cossey, Associate Professor of Accounting

2018

2018

  • Teaching: Ioana Popescu, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Liberal Learning: Rachael Herrington, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Scholarship: Keith Hedges, Associate Professor of Architecture

2017

2017

  • Teaching: Shelley Wolbrink, Professor of History
  • Scholarship: Dan Ponder, Professor of Political Science
  • Scholarship: Todd Lowery, Professor of Art & Art History
  • Leadership: Elizabeth Nichols, Professor of Spanish
  • Liberal Learning: Nancy Chikaraishi, Professor of Architecture
  • Advising: Jonathan Groves, Associate Professor of Communication

2016

2016

  • Teaching: Natalie Wlodarczyk, Associate Professor of Music Therapy
  • Teaching: Kris Wiley, Assistant Professor of Education
  • Scholarship: Elizabeth Nichols, Professor of Spanish
  • Liberal Learning: Erin Kenny, Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Advising: Karen Spence, Professor of Architecture

2015

2015

  • Teaching: Kevin Henderson, Associate Professor of English
  • Leadership: Robin Sronce, Associate Professor of Management

2014

2014

  • Teaching: Dan Ponder, Professor of Political Science
  • Scholarship: Madhuri Manpadi, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Leadership: Kevin Jansen, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Liberal Learning: Ray Patton, Associate Professor of History
  • Advising: Wesley Rowley, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Advising: Leah Blakey, Associate Professor of History

Faculty Professional and Scholarly Activities


Drury faculty are teacher-scholars dedicated to delivering high-quality educational experiences for students in addition to engaging in creative endeavors, research, and scholarship. Scholarly activity informs classroom instruction, provides avenues for students to engage with faculty, and connects the university to important disciplinary conversations. The Office of Academic Affairs congratulates the following faculty members for their 2019 – 2020 scholarly contributions.

This information is reported annually in May (as provided by faculty).

2020 - 2021

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Awards for Professional/Creative Work:

  • Browning, Peter – one of three faculty recipients of the Missouri Humanities “Excellence in Education” Award 
  • Norton, Ginney – Faculty Award for Teaching
  • Precise, Natalie – Springfield Business Journal’s 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree (March 2021)
    MO Sports Hall of Fame – Inductee within the Logan-Rogersville Girls Cross Country Program
  • Slater, Lori – 2019-2020 Faculty Award for excellence in Advising
  •  Whisenhunt, Blaine – AIA Springfield 2020 Design Awards Program, Public Recognition Award, Belk Residence; Design work featured in International Publication, ArchDaily, Paula Pintos – Curator, Shibumi House and Case Study Residence; two works Nominated for International Building of the Year, Building of the Year Awards 2020, ArchDaily

Ongoing Funded Projects:

  • Cao, Ying – Missouri Campus Compact Faculty Mini-grant, $500; POD Network Start-up Grant, $300
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – 2020-2021 Drury Action Research Fellowship, ITC
  • Luttrell, Vickie & Long, Jennie – U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019-2024). “39th Judicial Circuit Treatment Court Expansion and Enhancement.” #1H79TI081910-01. Amount awarded: ~$2,000,000. Luttrell served as the lead grant writer and Luttrell and Long serve as co-evaluators
  • Sooter, Traci – Managing Design-Build Grant funds to run Design-Build Program Projects; Fall semester managed the design and construction of 2 campers for the homeless for REVIVE 66 a project of The Gathering Tree
  • Spence, Karen – Community Conservation Grant, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (this is the 15th consecutive year of Drury receiving this grant)

New Grant Awards:

  • Ealy, Megan – Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society student research grant
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – Associated Electric Cooperative donated $5,000 to the Drury Cyber Defense Club for equipment and competitions
  • Simmons, Scott – various mini-grants from cloud providers for on-going work in undergraduate research related to Deep/Machine Learning
  • Verney, Michael – Principal investigator for “Legacies of American Slavery” Grant Project, Council of Independent Colleges and Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, awarded January 2021
  • Weddle, Saundra – National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship; National Humanities Center Fellowship (Spring)

Professional Positions Held

Awards for Professional/Creative Work:

  • Khorshidifard, Sara – We Create 2020 People’s Choice Award, Better Block SGF, AIA Springfield, & Tau Sigma Delta; Certificate of Appreciation, Recognition by Bowling Green State University Students as Making a Difference, Spring 2020
  • Weddle, Saundra – Silver Medal for Distinction, Drury University Chapter Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society for Architecture and Allied Arts

Commissioned Professional Work:

  • Sooter, Traci – Design and construction of 24 tiny homes for Eden Village II

Editor:

  • Case, Megan – Editor, Poetical and Wisdom Books. King James Version Study Bible. Edited by Steven L. McKenzie and Beth Quitslund. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Edmondson, Laurie – Editorial Board, The Missouri Reader
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Editor for “The Plan Journal”

Reviewer:

  • Cao, Ying – Physical Review Physics Education Research; Journal of Engineering Education;
    Education Sciences; Sustainability
  • Cuff, Shannon – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation National Site Reviewer, Spring 2021 (Texas) and Fall 2021 (Tennessee)
  • Ealy, Megan – Reviewed two manuscripts for Laryngoscope
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – Abstract Review (Round 2: 2 Papers + 1 Poster) + Abstract Review (Round 1: 6 Papers), 2021 EDRA 52 Detroit Virtual Conference (Spring 2020 & 2021); Stage 2 Research Paper Review (6 Papers) + Stage 1 Abstract Review (8 Papers), ACSA 109th Annual Meeting (Spring & Summer 2020)
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – British Journal of Political Science
  • Leventis, Panos – Article review: For JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION, fall 2021 issue
  • Norton, Ginney – Iowa Journal of Social Studies Journal Reviewer
  • Parks, Cyrus –Academy of Management Annual Conference Reviewer (Social Issues in Management division); Southern Management Association Annual Conference Reviewer (Strategy); Strategic Management Society Annual Conference Reviewer (Stakeholder Strategy)
  • Ponder, Daniel – Reviewed book manuscript, “Reaching the People: The Evolution of the Enduring Relationship between the President and the American Public” by Anne C. Pluta, for University Press of Kansas; Reviewed proposal for Stephen Wayne’s new book on the Biden Presidency. Routledge Press; (review in progress): “Public Approval, Policy Issues, and Partisanship in the American Presidency: Examining the 2020 Trump Impeachment and Acquittal” for PS: Political Science and Politics
  • Sigman, Scott – Reviewed papers for the 2021 SIGCSE Conference; Reviewed papers for the 2021 CCSC: Central Plains Conference
    Sooter, Traci – Review Committee for Inaugural 35 Under 35 honorees for Sigma Kappa National Sorority
  • Spence, Karen – Taylor & Francis Book Reviewer; ACSA National and Regional Conference Paper Reviewer
  • Utley, Mary – Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research; Reviewer/Consulting Editor of select manuscripts for publication in journal
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – editorial board for the journal Music Therapy Perspectives; reviewer for Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Leadership positions:

  • Cao, Ying – Director, Innovation and Teaching Center
  • Cuff, Shannon – Black History Summer Academy Leadership Team
  • Edmondson, Laurie – President, Springfield Greene County Library Foundation Board; Secretary, Community Foundation of the Ozarks Executive Board
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – Board member, Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA)
  • Leventis, Panos – Member, The Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications – a 7-member Advisory Board working with the Cyprus Ministry of Education
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – Board member for the Missouri Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and the Springfield Chapter of ISACA
  • Ponder, Daniel – Director, Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship; President, Presidents and Executive Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association
  • Precise, Natalie – DU IRB Chair; DU Faculty Co-Chair; SECD Interim-Dean; Co-Coordinator of FUSION Assessment
  • Sigman, Scott – Member of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges: Central Plains Conference Committee; Lead CCSC: Central Plains Conference Student Papers Subcommittee
  • Slater, Lori – program director for the Drury Alternative Track in Special Education (DATSE); Fusion Certificate Director; Director – Drury Leadership Collaborative
  • Sooter, Traci – Director, Design-Build Program
  • Spence, Karen – AIA Springfield President
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Served on the Strategic Planning Committee for the Middle East Studies Association; founding member of Middle East Studies Association’s Committee for Undergraduate Middle East Studies
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Chairperson of the Certification Board for Music Therapists (ended 5-year term)

Performances:

Professional Consulting Services:

  • McMurtrey, Shannon – Provided information security consulting services for local organizations
  • Slater, Lori – consultation to Landmark College and Normal Isn’t Real on the development of curriculum to accompany the film Normal Isn’t Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & ADHD

Other Professional Activities:

  • Khorshidifard, Sara – 2021 The Michael Brill Research Grant in Urban Communication and Community Design (Phase I Proposal Shortlisted); Review of Design Competition Submission: Eric Baldwin. “Drury University Design Team Creates Crystalline Veteran Memorial for Arkansas,” ArchDaily, July 17, 2020. https://www.archdaily.com/943986/drury-university-design-team-creates-crystalline-veteran-memorial-for-arkansas
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Visiting Professor at the Politecnico in Milan, Italy, Spring-Summer 2021 [on-line until May 15, 2021]
  • Sooter, Traci  – Village Home Builders; Builders of Tiny Homes for the homeless (built 24 tiny homes for Eden Village II during the pandemic)
  • Utley, Mary – IRB member; Reviewed over 30 applications and decisions Summer 2020-Spring 2021
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – leader: reimagined the experience of “Drury’s Virtual Inter Generational Rock Band (IGRB)” (meeting weekly) on Zoom during COVID

Exhibits

Juried Solo and Group Art Exhibitions:

  • Miller, Rebecca – UNMASKED: Portraiture in a Pandemic National Juried Group Exhibition; Juror: Kryssi Staikidis ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL October to December, 2020; 2020 Political Discord, National Juried Group Online Exhibition Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA October 2020

Guest Curator:

Gallery Director:

  • Miller, RebeccaPool Art Center Gallery Director

Invited Lectures:

  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Eastern Oklahoma AIA CHIT|CHAT series (PechaKucha style), March 18, 2021, Presentation of Life Interrupted artwork and story of the incarceration of my parents in the Japanese American Internment Camps of WWII, 20 slides via zoom on theme of Healing. Presented with Laura Walker of Beyond the Built Environment, and Steve Dinnen of Selser Shaefer Architects.
  • Weddle, Saundra – 2020 Clark Fellow Lecture: The Place-Based Networks of Sex Workers in Early Modern Venice

Publications

Books, edited volumes, or journals:

  • Leventis, Panos – 2021 Guest editor for the annual journal MONTREAL ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW Theme of the issue: Contested Urbanscapes
  • Moser, Patrick – signed a contract with the University of Illinois Press for biography of the Hawaiian surfer and lifeguard George Freeth (to be published Spring, 2022)
  •  Sabini, Maurizio- “Ernesto Nathan Rogers. The Modern Architect as Public Intellectual” (London: Bloomsbury, 2021)
  •  Weddle, Saundra – In progress: Architecture, Mobility, Segregation: The Everyday Spatial Practices of Women in Early Modern Venice; Convent Networks in Early Modern Europe (co-edited) (Brepols Publishing, Europa Sacra series, 2020

Articles, chapters, and papers:

  • Blunk, Cathy – “Between Sport and Theatre: How Spectacular was the Pas d’armes” appeared this summer in The Medieval Tournament as Spectacle: Tourneys, Jousts, and Pas d’Armes, 1100-1600, Ed. Alan V. Murray and Karen Watts, The Boydell Press, 2020
  •  Case, Megan – “Procuring Virgins, Performing Peace: Reconciliation through the Exchange of Women in Judges 21. Vetus Testamentum 70: 396-413; “The Marriage Injunction of Num 36: Zelophehad’s Daughters and the Intersection of Land Inheritance and Sex Regulation.” Pages 194-216 in Sexuality and the Law in the Torah.
  • Cundiff, Katlin – co-authored with Janis Prewitt: COVID-19: A primer for your practice. Journal of the Missouri Bar. Vol. 78, No 3
  •  Ingwerson, Charlyn – “Maternal Peacemaking,” Missouri Humanities, October 2020
  •  Khorshidifard, Sara – “New Problematics and Prospects for Public Space: An Experiment with Cul-De-Sac,” Proceedings of ACSA 109th Annual Meeting: Expanding the View: Prospect(s) for Architectural Education Futures, Virtual St. Louis, MO, March 24-26, 2021. Association of Collegiate School of Architecture; – “Opinion: In placemaking, put design work before marketing” Industry Insight, SBJ [Springfield Business Journal], March 15, 2021, https://sbj.net/stories/opinion-in-placemaking-put-design-work-before-marketing,73304; “Delirious Tehran: Vertical Abysses of a Den[se-]City,” il quaderno: The ISI Florence Architecture Series, ON-SITE 2020, 4: pp. 60-69.
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – The Elusive Governance of Climate Change: Nationally Determined Contributions as Commitments and Negotiating Positions. Global Environmental Politics, https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00585
  • Leventis, Panos – Book chapter: “FRAGMENTATION AND UNITY: EPISODES IN THE URBAN TOPOGRAPHY OF FAMAGUSTA” In Famagusta v. II: History and Society, Published: December 2020; Book chapter: “MAPPING THE OLD CITY: STREET ART AND COMMUNITY BUILDING IN NICOSIA, CYPRUS.” In Art and Gentrification in Neoliberal Urban Spaces, Published: May 2021;
    Book chapter: “VISUALIZING CRISIS ON AN URBAN CANVAS: WD IN THE HISTORIC CENTER OF ATHENS” In Keeping it Wild: The Urban Art of WD, Expected publication date: Fall 2021
  • Luttrell, Vickie and Long, Jennie – various reports, analysis, and evaluation reports prepared for the 39th Judicial Circuit and the substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Miller, Rebecca – RECOUNT Magazine, October 2020 Online Essay “An Unlikely Muse: Donald’s Dystopia”; CreativPaper Magazine, Issue 018, Volume 2, 2020 Four images, p.80-83 United Kingdom
  •  Moser, Patrick – “Origins of the Paddle-Out Ceremony” article will be published in the JOURNAL OF WRITING AND WRITING COURSES (Australia) spring, 2022
  • Norton, Ginney – (in press) Verbing history: Disrupting curriculum hegemony. Journal for Social Studies & History Education
  • Prewitt, Janis – co authored with Katlin Cundiff: COVID-19: A primer for your practice. Journal of the Missouri Bar. Vol. 78, No 3
  • Sabini, Maurizio – editorials for “The Plan Journal” 5/1 and 5/2 [2020]
  • Simmons, Scott – Distributed the locally published Perception of Poverty report to various regional non-profits
  • Weddle, Saundra – (all forthcoming, 2021) “Female Convent Architecture in Early Modern Italy,” in Cambridge History of Religious Architecture of the World, ed., Richard Etlin (Cambridge University Press); “The de’Barbari View and Urban Patterns: Venetian Convents at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century,” in digital exhibition catalog for “A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’Barbari’s View of 1500,” Duke University Press; “Networks in Urban Time and Space: Sex Workers in Early Modern Venice,” in Connecting: Women’s Networks Across the Early Modern World

Reviews:

  • Blunk, Cathy – reviewed: Crestien’s Guillaume d’Angleterre / William of England, An Edition and Annotated Translation by Ian Short, U. of Exeter Press
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – Review of the Book The British Mosque: An Architectural and Social History, by Shahed Saleem]. Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), Published November 6, 2020, https://www.jaeonline.org/articles/review/british-mosque#/page1/
  • Ponder, Daniel – Review of “After Reagan: Bush, Dukakis, and the 1988 Election.” By John J. Pitney Jr. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2019. In Perspectives on Politics, Volume 18, Issue 3, September 2020; Review of “The President on Capitol Hill: A Theory of Institutional Influence.” By Cohen, Jeffrey E. New York: Columbia University Press. 2019. In Presidential Studies Quarterly , Volume 50, Issue 3, September 2020; Review of “The Obama Legacy” Edited by Rockman, Bert A., and Andrew Rudalevige. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2019. In Congress and the Presidency, Volume 47, Number 2, May 2020.
  • Utley, Mary – Southeastern Psychological Association Convention Paper Reading Judge; Southeastern Psychological Association Convention Undergraduate Paper Reading Judge

Interviews:

  • Ponder, DanielParticipant on the Podcast “Postscript: The Biden Administration and the Resiliency of the American Presidency.” NB Network Podcast with Lilly Goren, Meena Bose, and Susan Liebell. February, 2021
  • Schur, Richard – https://www.ozarksfirst.com/top-stories/drury-professor-shares-how-black-inventors-shaped-our-society-today/?fbclid=IwAR0ZLdsICe37l-0JcPGG2OljSBrm2E2R5SHt8FBOWFep6MkNnGKFjwz1DJA
  • Slater, Lori – Springfield Business Journal for a SBJLive video to promote the Drury Leadership Collaborative and the new Master in Integrative Leadership degree program
  • Simmons, Scott – Interviewed by local news media at a press conference at the Oasis on October 6th, 2020 regarding a report called Perceptions of Poverty
  • Sooter, Traci – KOLR 10 – Campers; News Leader – Eden Village 2; KY3 – Voting; KOLR 10 – Vaccinations
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Interviews on Middle East politics and/or international relations with various local media outlets: “Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang” (SIRIUS XM radio); Pravda newspaper (Slovakia); Gulan Magazine (Iraq)

Musical Compositions:

Conferences, Workshops, Panels, and Lectures

Organizer, chair of program, discussant, presenter:

  • Blunk, Cathy – March, 19, 2021 Meeting of the ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC) RESEARCH NETWORK: “THE JOUST AS PERFORMANCE: PAS D’ARMES AND LATE MEDIEVAL CHIVALRY” Presented: DEFINING THE CORPUS, and led a breakout discussion
  • Bomgardner, Stephen – invited to present lecture recitals at two regional conferences of the College Music Society (both held virtually): South Central conference (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas) and Mid-Atlantic conference (S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Virginia, W. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware).
  • Cao, Ying – Shared Resources in Student Understanding of Spherical Unit Vectors in Upper-division E&M. Contributed Poster at Physics Education Research Conference (PERC) 2020, virtual; oral presentation at American Association of Physics Teachers, 2020 (virtual;
  • Cosgrove, Asikaa – Led a group of graduate student members of Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) in a conference-based discussion about their expectations for master’s degrees in the education sphere
  • Cuff, Shannon –co-presenter: “Paving the Way to Programmatic Improvement and Student Self-Assessment with e-Portfolios.” Association of American Colleges and Universities Virtual Annual Meeting: Higher Education after COVID-19; co-presenter: “Small but Mighty: CAEP through the Lens of Independent EPPs.” Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education Virtual Annual Meeting: A Call for Action: Surviving, Thriving, and Reimagining the Preparation of Teachers.
  • Eastman, Valerie – presentation on voting sponsored by SGA’s Drury Votes initiative, with colleagues Callie Gibson, Mary Utley, Dave Derossett, 10/7/20; discussed who votes, barriers to voting, how to get people to vote
  • Ponder, Daniel – helped organize the panels for the upcoming conference on “The Presidency in the 21st Century” February, 2022, at Chapman University/Nixon Foundation in California; Chair, Panel on “Imperial Power, Executives, Origins, and Functions.” American Political Science Association Meeting, September, 2020. Discussant, Panel on “Parties, Presidents, Politics, and History.” American Political Science Association Meeting, September, 2020; Discussant, Panel on “Unilateral Power and Emergency Power.” American Political Science Association Meeting, September, 2020
  • Precise, Natalie – Conference Presenter: Missouri Alpha Delta Kappa State Convention
    “Literacy Assessments” Presenting research conducted by SECD honor student
  • Slater, Lori – co-chair of the 2020 Drury Nonprofit Leadership Conference
  • Utley, Mary – “Importance of faculty’s social presence in online courses.” [Conference Session] Southeastern Psychological Association, Virtual Annual Meeting https://sepa2021virtual.com
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Organizer, Middle East Studies Association Undergraduate Research Workshop
  • Williamson, Ed – “Reflections of Her voice: The Women who shaped the character of George Washington Carver.” Presentation accepted for Carter History Clubs sponsored by Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education at University of Missouri-Columbia. March 13, 2021.
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Co-Presented an 8-hour Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Music Therapy Training on Zoom for 72 participants from 11 nations for the National Institute for Infant & Child Medical Music Therapy (March 2021); Co-presented a NICU music therapy training for the Midwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association Online Conference (March 2021)
  •  Wolbrink, Shelley –Chair, “Exploring the Late Middle Ages in Europe” 100th Anniversary Phi Alpha Theta Super-Regional Virtual Conference March 12-13, 2021

Participant:

  • Blunk, Cathy – international research network based in the UK: ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC) RESEARCH NETWORK: “THE JOUST AS PERFORMANCE: PAS D’ARMES AND LATE MEDIEVAL CHIVALRY”
  • Browning, Peter – January 2021 annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics (Zoom)
  • Cosgrove, Asikaa – Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2020 convention: Virtual participant
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – Middle East Studies Association (MESA) virtual conference, October 12, 2020. Faculty facilitator and coordinator: Undergraduate Research Workshop; Presenter: Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) virtual conference, October 18-21, 2020. Paper: “Excluded Others: Arab Christians in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – “Peel to Reveal: Chronicle of a Neighborhood Studio” EDRA 52 Conference: Just Environments, Transdisciplinary Border Crossings. Virtual Detroit, MI, May 19-23, 2021. (forthcoming); “Participatory Environmental Design at a Distance” EDRA 52 Conference: Just Environments, Transdisciplinary Border Crossings [Work-in-Progress Category]. Virtual Detroit, MI, May 19-23, 2021. (forthcoming); “New Problematics and Prospects for Public Space: An Experiment with Cul-De-Sac,” ACSA 109th Annual Meeting: Expanding the View: Prospect(s) for Architectural Education Futures, St. Louis, MO, March 24-26, 2021
  • Parks, Cyrus – Southern Management Assoc. Annual Conference (2020)
  • Precise, Natalie – Attended Missouri State Teacher Association Leadership Conference
  • Virtual Conference (July 20, 2020); Attended Alpha Delta Kappa All Regions Virtual Conference (Sept 2020); Attended ILA at Home Webinar: Making a Case for Reading Joy (August 2020); Attended COVID-19 Teaching Faculty Discussion Virtual Meeting (Sept. 2020); Attended DU ITC: Flipped Classroom Workshop Virtual Meeting (Oct. 2020); Attended: Students on the Autism Spectrum Virtual Meeting (January, 2021); Attended: “2021 Boyer Award Lecture: The Empowered University: Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Inclusive Excellence” AAC&U Virtual Annual Meeting (January, 2021)
  • Schur, Richard – Notes Toward an Antiracist IP. Race + IP Conference. Florida A&M University. April 10, 2021.
  • Slater, Lori – 2021 NACADA Annual Conference Presentation Title: Neurodiversity: Celebrating Differences, Supporting Success (to be held Oct. 2021)
  • Utley, Mary – Southeastern Psychological Association Virtual Annual Meeting (March 17 – 21, 2021); Mid- America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference – virtual (April 16 – 17 2021)
  • Williamson, Edward – Ralph Waldo Emerson Society (two panel meetings May 22, 2020); Stop Repeating History (Japanese-American incarceration in World War II May 26, 2020); Missouri Green Party Convention (June 13, 2020); George W. Carver Tuskegee Institute (July 7, 2020); Missouri Prairie Foundation webinar (July 8, 2020); Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (Ralph Waldo Emerson panel July 9, 2020); Virtual Carver Day (George Washington Carver National Monument July 14, 2020); PBS Professional Development Series (Race and Racism July 21, 2020); Truman and the Atomic Bomb (July 30, 2020); Jefferson and the Election of 1800 (Missouri History Museum August 4, 2020); Missouri Department of Conservation webinar (August 10, 2020); Walden Woods Reading Circle (August 13, 2020); Drury University School of Religion webinar on spirituality (September 15, 2020); Thoreau Farm webinar (September 18, 2020); Teaching American History (Did slavery cause the Civil War? October 3, 2020); MACTE Fall meeting (four sessions October 20-21, 2020); Grow Native Professional Member Conference (November 4, 2020); Thoreau Society Virtual Lyceum (November 6, 2020); Drury University online Autism training (January 13, 2021); Thoreau Society (Civil Disobedience webinar January 18, 2021); Drury University Zoom Chapel with Dr. Thomas (February 16, 2021); Faculty Advising Fellows’ Common Reading Program (spring semester 2021)

Advisor to student presenter:

  • Ealy, Megan – Advised student presentations for Research Experience in the Natural Sciences February 2021; advised student presentation at Beta Beta Beta District Conference to be held April 17, 2021
  • Simmons, Scott – advisor to various CS projects
  • Sooter, Traci – Advisor to students in National design competition, Tiny Library 2021 Architecture Competition
  • Utley, Mary – advisor to five students at Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, United States. Virtual Meeting
  • Verney, Michael – directed research for one honors student paper
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Advisor and mentor for two student conference papers at Phi Alpha Theta history honorary, March 2021

Organizer of pre-college student academic contests, camps, and informational days:

Organizer of campus lectures:

  • Browning, Peter – Drury School of Religion September 15, 2020 panel discussion, “Spirituality in a Time of Deep Political Division”
  • Ponder, Daniel – Organized and participated on panel on “Still Indivisible,” Drury University, February, 2021; Organized and conducted interviews with City Council candidates, Zone 4, February/March, 2021; Organized and conducted candidate forum, Amendment 3, October, 2020

Leader for campus student group:

  • Blunk, Cathy – French Club advisor
  • Browning, Peter – weekly chapel worship program
  • Ealy, Megan – Faculty Advisor to Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society
  • Eastman, Valerie – Psi Chi; Behavioral Sciences Club; Habitat for Humanity
  • Edmondson, Laurie – Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – Drury HSA AIAS Chapter Faculty Advisor
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – College Republicans
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – Drury Cyber Defense Club
  • Miller, Rebecca – Student Advocates for the Arts
  • Norton, GinneyDSTA; Drury Allies
  • Ponder, DanielPre-Law advisor; faculty advisor Young Democrats; Washington Center Liaison
  • Precise, Natalie – Advisor for SECD’s Drury Student Teacher Association
  • Schur, Richard – Honors Student Association; Honors House
  • Sooter, Traci – Design-Build CLUB; Allies
  • Utley, Mary – Faculty Advisor for Behavioral Sciences Club; Faculty Co-Advisor for Psi Chi (International Honor Society for Psychology)
  • Verney, Michael – History Club
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Drury’s Model United Nations team won five awards at the 2021 Midwest Model United Nations conference, representing the countries of Israel, Estonia, and Dominican Republic
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta

Supervisor for student research, internship, and community engagement:

  • Blunk, Cathy – Supervisor/Research Advisor for one student
  • Ealy, Megan – Supervise two students in the Research Experience in the Natural Sciences summer 2020; Supervise seven undergraduate students in original biology research projects during the 20-21 academic year
  • Eastman, Valerie – Faculty sponsor for 35 student interns
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – supervised one student honors research project and one senior research project
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – supervised two students working on a long-term project exploring cross-national environmental performance
  • Leventis, Panos – Advisor for student honors project
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – Supervised student during network security assessment for a Missouri city government network
  • Norton, Ginney – Honors Project Advisor
  • Ponder, Daniel – supervised one student’s honor thesis and oversaw several students at the Washington Center
  • Schur, Rich – worked with three students on Toni Morrison Research Group; 1 student internship; 2 honors research projects
  • Simmons, Scott – On-going mentoring of several undergraduate research students
  • Slater, Lori – Supervising students through two Fusion capstone courses leading to community engagement: highlights include build awareness with health care students at Cox College related to serving students with autism, developing a pilot training module for Walmart to increase awareness of how to interact with individuals who are neurodiverse, and providing an informational session to the Drury Panhellenic Community about sexual assault awareness
  • Sooter, Traci – Design-Build Club project – Bench for memorial garden at Eden Village
  • Sorenson, Allin – Supervised student internships with students at area arts organizations.
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Supervisor one student interns (History Museum)

Professionally-related community service:

  • Browning, Peter – leader for an adult spiritual formation class at church
  • Cuff, Shannon – Community Partnership of the Ozarks Board of Directors; Harmony House fundraising; Virtual Support School Cox Health planning committee
  • Eastman, Valerie – Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, co-chair Family Selection Committee
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – Project with the Greene County Democrats (exec dir Sam Smith) to develop targeted polling of specific districts ahead of the November elections (helped them develop a survey instrument and discussed random sampling, interviewer training and basic analyses)
  • Ponder, Daniel – served as a panelist on Immigration Politics, for the League of Women Voters March meeting (virtual); wrote an Op-Ed entitled “A Matter of Distrust” on the topic of Amendment 3, which was published in several newspapers around the state including the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Joplin Globe; consulted on several media outlets on multiple topics
  • Precise, Natalie – Reading is Fundamental of Springfield Board Member
  • Slater, Lori – appointed by the Greene County Commission to serve as a board member on the Board of Directors of Abilities First
  • Sorenson, Allin – President, Springfield Regional Arts Council Board of Directors; Chair, Government Affairs Committee
  • Sooter, Traci – Eden Village I, II, II ; REVIVE 66 campground
  • Williamson, Edward – Board Member of Texas County Health Department; President of Concord Cemetery of Texas County board

External Review Consulting:

  • Ponder, Daniel – Reviewer for external Pre-Tenure, 3rd Year Review, Jacksonville University. November 2020; Reviewer for external Promotion to Full Professor, George Washington University, January/February, 2021
  • Sabini, Maurizio – member of a NAAB [National Architectural Accrediting Board] visiting team to review the Master of Architecture program at Cornell University [March 2021]
  • Utley, MaryAPA member panel selected to be a panelist for the American Psychological Association; SAGE Publishing – Introductory Psychology – review of chapters and participation in Focus Groups; Cengage Learning review of Online packages for Introductory Psychology Macmillan Learning (Psychology Team) review of Achieve for Psychology slideshow walkthrough

Adjudicating:

  • Miller, Rebecca – Juror for ArtsFest 2020
  • Sabini, Maurizio – member of the International jury for The Plan Design Awards 2020 – https://www.theplan.it/award

Other Professional Activities:

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – judged vocal competitions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (virtual)
  • Cosgrove, Asikaa – Participant in the successful CAEP national accreditation of the School of Education and Child Development
  • Williamson, Edward – Volunteer at Springfield History Museum for Community Day (Drury University School of Education and Child Development August 1, 2020); Volunteer at George Washington Carver National Monument for National Public Lands Day (September 26, 2020); Member of search committee for Associate Provost; Drury Votes Initiative (Drury University School of Education and Child Development October 13, 2020); DruryGO Open House (January 19, 2021); Drury Bound (March 6, 2021)

2019 - 2020

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Awards for Professional/Creative Work:

  • Noblett, Matt – Least of These was honored with the KY3 Public Awareness Award at the Southwest Missouri Nonprofit Excellence Awards
  • Utley, Mary – finalist for the CEPO Student Award for Women or Minority Issues] Southeastern Psychological Association

Ongoing Funded Projects:

  • Cao, Ying – Missouri Campus Compact Faculty Mini-grant, $500; Physics Education Research Conference Editor Travel Grant, $500; POD Network Start-up Grant, $300
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Action Research Fellow, Drury Innovation and Teaching Center, “Mitigating Contentious Board Meetings in Upper-Division Physics Courses”
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – Community Studies Sponsored Design Studio Funds: Spring 2020: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Visioning Project, Springfield, MO, $2475; Fall 2019: Downtown Lee’s Summit Visioning Project, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street (DLSMD), Lee’s Summit, MO, $6150
  • Kreie, Haddy – Springfield Regional Arts Council Grant
  • Luttrell, Vickie & Bufkin, Jana – U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019-2024). “39th Judicial Circuit Treatment Court Expansion and Enhancement.” #1H79TI081910-01. Amount awarded: ~$2,000,000. Lead grant writer and co-evaluators
  • Schur, Rich – Wrote a CIC grant with Emma Ruzicka and Mike Verney
  • Shipman, Brian – Video Production Client: Enactus World Headquarters
  • Simmons, Scott – Continuation of various mini-grants for cloud space from AWS and GCP
  • Spence, Karen – Community Conservation Grant, Missouri Department of Conservation

New Grant Awards:

  • Bufkin, Jana & Luttrell, Vickie – Co-writers and proposed co-evaluators: “39th Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Expansion and Enhancement” (Grant Number 1H79T1081910-01). Amount awarded: ~ $5 million. Funding period: 5/31/2019-5/30/24
  • Cao, Ying – Missouri Campus Compact Faculty Mini-grant 2019-2020, $500
  • Chin, Hue-ping – AsiaNetwork summer grant
  • Cuff, Shannon – $1,000 from Community Foundation of the Ozarks to support the Black History Summer Academy; $2,500 from the Missouri Humanities Council to support a Community Day at the History Museum on the Square to kick off the Summer 2020 Black History Summer Academy 
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – Fellowship Award: Israel Studies Institute, January 3-6, 2020
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – Drury 2020-2021 Action Research Fellowship, ITC, Topic: Teaching Research Skills in Design-Centered Learning Environment, $1000
  • Kreie, Haddy – assisted student with Experiential Learning Grants to stage a student directed musical
  • Leventis, Panos – Recipient of a STINT Internationalization Grant, funded by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (Stockholm, Sweden). Project Title: Contested Urbanscapes: City, Street Art and Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean, 2012-2020. Project team: Panos Leventis (Drury University), Todd Lowery (Drury University), Dimitri Ioannides (Mid Sweden University), Evangelia Petridou (Mid Sweden University). Funded activities: Fieldwork in Cyprus (Dec. 2019), Israel/Palestine (Dec. 2019), Lebanon (Oct. 2019); Conference presentation in Sweden (March 2020). Deliverables: Publications (journal articles, book chapters during 2020-21 AY), Cooperation agreements (Drury – Mid Sweden University)
  • Lowery, Todd – Recipient of STINT internationalization grant, funded by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research in Higher Education (Stockholm, Sweden) – Funded activities: Fieldwork in Lebanon (October 2019), Israel/Palestine (December 2019), and Cyprus (December 2019); Conference presentation at Mid-Sweden University (March 2020); Exhibition and publications (2020/2021); Cooperation agreement between Mid-Sweden and Drury University
  • Luttrell, Vickie – Proposal for a Skaggs Legacy Endowment Priority Health Needs Grant. Amount awarded: $30,000.
  • Weddle, Saundra – Fellow, Clark Institute of Art (for Fall 2020)

Professional Positions Held

Awards for Professional/Creative Work:

  • Hinrichs, Brant – Faculty Award for Scholarship, Drury University, April 2020
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – People’s Choice Award, “We Create 2020” Bus Shelter Design Competition, Better Block SGF, AIA Springfield, & Tau Sigma Delta, March 7, 2020; Lead Junior Architecture Student Design Team

Commissioned Professional Work:

  • Kreie, Haddy – commissioned me to make two paintings that would be photographed and used as the cover art for a new book coming out this year
  • Noblett, Matt – University of Arkansas Medical Sciences – Commissioned through Elite Promotions
    Springfield, MO; Development of a series of K-6 coloring and activity books to assist young people in identifying symptoms of stroke victims and the appropriate actions
  • Shipman, Brian – Enactus Marketing videos for US National Expo and World Cup Competitions
  • Sokol, Mick – April 2019: “Pierre Patelin” play produced at Drury
  • Weddle, Saundra – Tenure reviewer, Santa Clara University; PhD external examiner, (History) University of Toronto; )Art History) Temple University; Chair, Charles Rufus Morey Prize for best book in Art History for the College Art Association; Member, Reviews Committee, Association of Schools and Colleges of Architecture Annual Conference (History, Theory, Criticism Chair
  • Whisenhunt, Blaine – Title: AGRIcademy at the DARR COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
    Client: Springfield Public Schools and Missouri State University – Project: 16,000 Square Foot Agriculturally-Focused Magnet School (Nationally Competitive Design Selection)
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Solicited Reviewer of monograph, Henry V and Joan of Arc, for possible publication for Rutledge (London), Spring 2020.

Editor:

  • Cao, Ying – Physics Education Research Conference (PERC) Proceedings Editor in Chief (2019)
  • Leventis, Panos – Guest Editor for the journal MONTREAL ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW (MAR), vol. 7 (2020). Proposed Theme: “CONTESTED URBANSCAPES” (McGill-Queens). Expected publication: November-December 2020
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Editor-in-Chief for “The Plan Journal”
  • Weddle, Saundra – Co-editor of book, Convent Networks in Early Modern Italy, due to be published by Brepols in summer 2020

Reviewer:

  • Cao, Ying – Physical Review Physics Education Research; Journal of Engineering Education
    American Journal of Physics; Education Sciences; Pedagogies: An International Journal of Mathematical Behavior; Sustainability
  • Cuff, Shannon – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Annual Assessment Report
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – I5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM 2019); 2nd International Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering (NME2019); IEEE Internet of Things journal, 2019; Future Generation Computer Systems Journal; International Conference on Computational Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jun 3-5, 2020; International Workshop on Domain-driven Data Mining, Cincinnati, OH, May 7-9 2020; International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk, 2020; International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 2020; 1st International Conference on Visualization and Computer-Human Interaction (VisCHI), 2019, Doha, Qatar; 13th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI 2019)
  • Hedges, Keith – Four Abstracts and three papers for the ASEE national conference
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – Abstract Review (9 Paper + 2 Poster Proposal), 2020 EDRA51 Conference, December 2019; Stage 2 Abstract Review (6 Papers), ACSA 108th Annual Meeting, November-December 2019; Stage 1 Abstract Review (9 Papers), ACSA 108th Annual Meeting, July 2019; Manuscript Review (by invitation), SAGE Open Journal, June 2019
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – British Journal of Political Science; Climatic Change
  • Leventis, Panos – Manuscript reviewer for the Journal “CITY: ANALYSIS OF URBAN TRENDS, CULTURE, THEORY, POLICY AND ACTION,” vol. 23 (4). Theme: INSCRIPTIONS OF CRISIS, (Taylor & Francis). May-June 2019; multiple abstract and manuscript reviewer for “OPEN: THE 108TH ANNUAL ACSA MEETING,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
  • Marra, Nicholas – Reviewer for Molecular Ecology on manuscripts in both 2019 and 2020
  • Schur, Rich – International Journal of English Studies; MELUS Journal
  • Sigman, Scott – Reviewer for the Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) 2020 conference
  • Soster, Robin – Ad-hoc Reviewer for: Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Economic Psychology, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and Social Influence; Dissertation Competition Reviewer for three organizations; Southeastern Marketing Symposium, William O. Bearden Doctoral Student Research Award Reviewer; Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) Diversity Scholarship Reviewer; Conference Submission Reviewer for: Association for Consumer Research (ACR), ACR Competitive Paper Review Board, Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP), American Marketing Association (AMA), Marketing and Public Policy (MPP), Society for Marketing Advances (SMA), Positive Marketing Conference, Academy of Marketing Science, and European Marketing Academy (EMAC) 
  • Utley, Mary – Southeastern Psychological Association Convention Paper Reading Judge; Southeastern Psychological Association Convention Undergraduate Paper Reading Judge; Reviewer/Consulting Editor of select manuscripts for publication in Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research; Review of Inquizitive for the Eighth Edition of The Personality Puzzle by Funder. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  • Weddle, Saundra – Peer reviewer, Journal of Early Modern History
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Book review, The Dedicated Spiritual Life of Upper Rhine Noble Women: A Study and Translation of a Fourteenth-Century Spiritual Biography of Gertrude Rickeldey of Ortenberg and Heilke of Staufenberg. Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker. Sanctimoniales 2. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2017. Pp. xiv, 271; 1 map for The Medieval Review. August 2019

Leadership positions:

  • Browning, Peter -Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks, Secretary (Executive Committee)
  • Cao, Ying – Director, Innovation and Teaching Center
  • Claussen, Tina – Curator of Composer Resources for the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers
  • Cuff, Shannon – Community Partnership of the Ozarks Board of Directors member; Member of the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Executive Board, Private Institution Representative; Community Partnership of the Ozarks Parent Leadership Training Initiative Civic Design Team Member
  • Davidson, James – Advisory Director of Music Ministries, First and Calvary Presbyterian Church; Principal Organist, First and Calvary Presbyterian Church; Chorus Master, Springfield Regional Opera
  • Gilbert, Katie – Director of the Humanities and Ethics Center
  • Groves, Jonathan – Department chair, Communication; General Manager, KDRU
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Dual-Degree Program Director; Assessment Chair (Physics Program)
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – Director, Center for Community Studies, Hammons School of Architecture
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – Director of Institutional Research
  • Miller, Rebecca – Art & Art History Program Chair; Arts Administration Director
  • Noblett, Matt – 2020 Board of Directors – Least of These Inc., Christian County Food Pantry
  • Ponder, Dan – Director, Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship; President, Presidents and Executive Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association (September 2019-Present); Vice-President, Presidents and Executive Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association
  • Precise, Natalie – Reading is Fundamental Board Member; SEM Committee member 2018-Present; Honorary Doctorate Committee Chair 2019-Present; DU Institutional Review Board Chair 2019-Present; Your Drury Fusion co-Coordinator 2019-Present; HLC Assessment subcommittee member; Criterion 4 (2018-Present); Student Experiential Learning Grant Committee (2019-Present); Alpha Delta Kappa State Board Member, Resolutions Committee Chair 2016-2020; MSTA Southwest Regional Teacher Education and Professional Standards (TEPS) Member 2018-Present
  • Shipman, Brian – Treasurer Missouri Broadcast Educators Association
  • Sigman, Scott – Member of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges: Central Plains Conference Committee (CCSC: CP); CCSC: CP Student Papers Chair
  • Slater, Lori – program director for the Drury Alternative Track in Special Education (DATSE); one of seven Faculty Fellows as part of the newly established Faculty Advising Fellows Program under the Cox Compass Center
  • Sokol, Mick – April 2019: organized Medieval Festival on Drury campus
  • Sorenson, Allin – Vice President, Springfield Regional Arts Council
  • Soster, Robin – Associate Dean, Breech School of Business; MBA Director, Breech School of Business Chair, Curriculum and Assessment Committee, Breech School of Business Chair, Accounting Search Committee, Breech School of Business, 2019; Member, Senior Leadership Committee, Breech School of Business
  • Weddle, Saundra – Chair, Charles Rufus Morey Prize for best book in Art History published in the previous year, awarded by the College Art Association; Member, Reviews Committee, Association of Schools and Colleges of Architecture Annual Conference (History, Theory, Criticism Chair)

Performances:

  • Claussen, Tina – perform twice a month as a member of the Missouri Jazz Orchestra; Springfield Jazz Festival 9/28; Springfield Symphony 9/21
  • Davidson, James – Conductor, Drury Singers, Alumni Chapel Service, Oct. 2019; Conductor, Drury Singers Fall Concert Tour, Oct. 2019; Conductor, Fall Concert, Drury Choral Studies ensembles, Oct. 2019; Conductor, Christmas Vespers, Drury Choral Studies ensembles, Dec. 2019; Guest Conductor, Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra, Feb. 2020; Chorus Master for world-premiere of Carlyle Sharpe’s new work, Feb. 2020
  • Kreie, Haddy – Directed and created the set design “Arlington,” the department’s first main stage production of the year; Designed costumes for “Urinetown, the Musical” and fully executed a dozen of those costumes myself; Designed the set for Charlotte’s Web
  • Sokol, Mick – April 2020: Actor/writing team in SATO48 film “Dinner Time”; October 2019: Lighting Designer “Arlington”; February 2019: directed “Farce of Habit”
  • Sorenson, Allin- Director of Music, Christ Episcopal Church

Professional Consulting Services:

  • Cao, Ying – Springfield Discovery Center STEM Advisory Council (2019-present)
  • Davidson, James – Served as consultant to the Director of Music Ministries Search Committee, First and Calvary Presbyterian Church
  • Leventis, Panos – Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cyprus, as member of The Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KYSATS). Multiple meetings per year
  • Verney, Michael – served as a public history consultant for the Madison Square Park Conservancy for Monument

Other Professional Activities:

  • Bufkin, Jana – Provided two diversity training sessions for about 30 management-level employees at ICE Industries
  • Cao, Ying – Professional development for discipline-based education researchers, PEER RIT
  • Davidson, James – Organized recruitment efforts and worked the exhibit booth for Drury University at the Missouri Music Educators Convention (Jan 2020) and the Arkansas
  • Groves, Jonathan – Weekly radio show, KDRU 98.1 FM, 4-6 p.m. Fridays
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Physics advisor to the “Teacher Education Council
  • Kreie, Haddy – Spearheading a podcast project to talk with local Springfield artists
  • Marra, Nick – Avida-ED Professional Development Workshop for Undergraduate Educators
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Fall 2019: Visiting Team Member, for the National Architectural Accrediting Board, at the Universidad Ana G. Mendez, Puerto Rico; May 2019: Jury member for the international design award program “The Plan Design Awards
  • Slater, Lori – volunteered to serve on the state’s advisory team to review the framework for the content assessment for special education as the state undergoes redesign of state certification assessments
  • Utley, Mary – Drury IRB member
  • Claussen, Tina – Guest Director/Clinician District Jazz Band
  • Williamson, Edward – Co-wrote the Program Review for C & I (Elementary, Middle, and Secondary); Reviewed Emergency Management program; Co-wrote Standard 3 section of CAEP Accreditation Report; Member of National Park Service Education Work Group for George Washington Carver National Monument

Exhibits

Juried Solo and Group Art Exhibitions:

  • Lowery, Todd – Two-part exhibition at Artnaldas Art Space, Nicosia, Cyprus: Part I: ‘Isolario’ watercolor works November/December 2019. Part II: ‘New Watercolors’ February/March 2020
  • Miller, Rebecca – Art of Wine With a Vintage Palette, National Juried Group Exhibition, at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA, June to July 2019; Twelve collaborative photograms  have been featured at The Room Factory, Springfield, MO, Oct 2019-June

Guest Curator:

  • Popescu, Ioana – Pacific Rim Institute Herbarium – June-July 2019

Gallery Director:

  • Miller, Rebecca – Pool Art Center Gallery Director; Drury on C-Street Gallery Director

Invited Lectures:

  • Browning, Peter – Bible Study talks for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Springfield, MO, October, 2019; guest preacher at local churches; talk to campus community on my own vocation as a part of the Compass Center vocations series, February, 2020
  • Cao, Ying – Understanding Student Thinking in STEM Disciplines. Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan China
  • Davidson, James – Alamo Drafthouse “Singing and Cinema” Series, Lecture Recital, “The Dudes Abide: Works of the (Other) Great Composers.”
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn- “Maternal Criticism: Reading to Change the World” (Palestinian Author). Lecture: Works in Progress with the Missouri Humanities Council. Harwood Room at Drury University. 5 November 2019
  • Popescu, Ioana – Herbals for your health workshop – Pacific Rim Institute, WA, June 20 2019; Plant ID workshop – Coupeville Washington – Washington University Extension June 27 2019; Botany 101 for Pink Dogwood Club November 14 2019; Herbals for your health – Dream it, Make it workshop, Springfield Missouri, March 5 2020
  • Sabini, Maurizio – 2019 May: lectures “Mies: The Work of the Architect as a Research Project”- May 31, Politecnico, Milan; May 22, Universita di Bologna, Dipartimento di Architettura [Cesena Campus]
  • Verney, Michael – “Exploring the World in the Early U.S. Republic,” University of New Hampshire, October 2019, 50th Commemoration of the doctoral History program at UNH
  • Weddle, Saundra – “Visualizing and Mobilizing Sex Work on Venice’s Canals,” at conference, “Decentring the Flaneur: global histories of walking the early modern city”, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England

Publications

Books, edited volumes, or journals:

  • Cao, Ying – Emergent explicit group regulation in small group scientific activities. 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings. Provo, Utah; Preface, 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings; Shared resources: Engineering students emerging group understanding of thermodynamic work. Journal of Engineering Education, 107(3), 656-689; The role of pedagogical tools in active learning: A case for sense-making. International Journal of STEM Education, 5(18); Cultivating the next generation: Outcomes from a learning assistant program in engineering. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, Salt Lake City, UT; Student collaboration stimulates learning, ASEE Prism, 27(11), 43; Reimagining the power of education, Drury Magazine, Fall 2018
  • Sabini, Maurizio – on-going work on the forthcoming book: “Ernesto Nathan Rogers. The Modern Architect as Public Intellectual” (London: Bloomsbury 2020). Publication is due on 8/6/2020
  • Villalba, Desmond – co-author: Fermion mass hierarchy and phenomenology in the 5D Domain Wall Standard Model, Journal of High Energy Physics volume 2019, Article number: 259 (2019)
  • Weddle, Saundra – “Mobility and Prostitution in Early Modern Venice,” in Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, volume 14:1 (Fall 2019), 95-108; Forthcoming 2020: “Female Convent Architecture in Early Modern Italy,” in Cambridge History of Religious Architecture of the World, (Cambridge University Press); Forthcoming 2020: “The de’ Barbari View and Urban Patterns: Venetian Convents at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century,” in digital exhibition catalog for “A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’Barbari’s View of 1500,” Duke University Press; Forthcoming 2020: “Identity, Alliance, and Reform in Early Modern Venetian Convents,” in Convent Networks in Early Modern Italy, (Brepols Publishing’s Europa Sacra series); In preparation: “Professional Networks in Urban Time and Space: Sex Workers and Gondoliers in Early Modern Venice,” in Connecting: Women’s Networks Across the Early Modern World

Articles, chapters, and papers:

  • Browning, Peter – “Religion, Politics, and Donald Trump: How Should the Church Respond?, in Das Spannungsfeld von Religion und Politik: Deutung und Gestaltung im kulturellen Kontext, editors Kai-Ole Eberhardt and Ingo Bultmann (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2019): 297-314; wrote the Forward for the following book: Samuel J. Rogal, John Wesley’s Vegetarianism: Should a Spirit-Filled Christian Abstain from Eating Animals? (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2019.)
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – “An exploration of chess personalities in grandmasters and class-A players using virtual humans,” International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management (Accepted, to appear); “A new chain coding mechanism for compression stimulated by a virtual environment of a predator-prey ecosystem”, Future Generation Computer Systems 102, 650-669; An innovative chain coding technique for compression based on the concept of biological reproduction: An agent-based modeling approach”, IEEE Internet of Things Journal; “An innovative design of a hybrid chain coding algorithm for bi-level image compression using an agent-based modeling approach”, Applied Soft Computing 79, 94-110; An innovative employment of virtual humans to explore the chess personalities of Garry Kasparov and other class-a players, in `HCI International 2019 “Late Breaking Papers’, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 306-319
  • Gilbert, Katie – “I Wrote them All”: Form of Forgery and Classification in Trollope’s _Orley Farm_, was accepted for publication in the summer of 2019 and is now forthcoming in the summer 2020 issue of Victorian Review.
  • Hedges, Keith – in press June 2020: A Teacher’s Journey Through Engineering and Liberal Arts. At Home with Engineering Education: ASEE’s Virtual Conference. Paper to be presented at the 127th Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Hinrichs, Brant – “Changing The Notation That Represents A Force Changes How Students Say It”, 2019 PERC Proceedings [Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019]; “Social Positioning Correlates With Consensus Building In Two Contentious Large-Group Meetings”, 2019 PERC Proceedings [Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019]; “Do I Belong Here?: Describing Identities Of Participation And Non- Participation In A Contentious Board Meeting”, 2019 PERC Proceedings [Provo, UT, July 24- 25, 2019], (Papers – edited by Y. Cao, S. Wolf, and M. B. Bennett).
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – “Delirious Tehran: Vertical Abysses of a Den[se-]City, il quaderno: The ISI Florence Architecture Series, ON-SITE 2020, 4: pp. 60-69 (Print) (international); “Augmented and Humble: Spaces for Social Responsibility Learning in Architectural Education,” Proceedings of ACSA Fall 2019 Conference: LESS TALK | MORE ACTION. Association of Collegiate School of Architecture. (national)_Forthcoming; “EcoFoodWay Architectures: Wisdom from the Past; Knowledge for the Future,” (2019). Proceedings from EDRA 50: Sustainable urban environments. Brooklyn, NY: Environmental Design Research Association. Full Article in EDRA@50 Special Submission Category: (international); “Warehouse Adaptive Reuse for Building-Integrated Agriculture: High-Performance Building Retrofit Prototype Applying Building Performance Simulation,” (2019). Proceedings of EDRA 50: Sustainable Urban Environments. Brooklyn, NY: Environmental Design Research Association (international); “Assessing the Applicability of the HUL Approach: The Case of the Junction Neighborhood, Toledo, Ohio,” Proceedings of SBE19 Helsinki – Sustainable Built Environment Conference, Helsinki, Finland, May 22-24, 2019
  • Kreie, Haddy – co-writer: “Mind Readers: Imagining Research-Led Practice in Doctoral Education,” Theatre Topics, vol. 20, issue 2, July 2019; Chapter 13: Post/Colonial Theatre in Madagascar: Hybridity and Controversy in Jean-Luc Raharimanana’s Le Prophte et le President in Western Theatre in Global Contexts: directing and teaching culturally inclusive drama around the world is scheduled to be out August 1 with Routledge
  • Leventis, Panos – Book Chapter: “MAPPING THE OLD CITY: STREET ART AND COMMUNITY BUILDING IN NICOSIA, CYPRUS” in “Art and Gentrification in Neoliberal Urban Spaces,” ed. T. Tunali (Routledge). First complete draft. Expected Publication: 2021; Book Chapter: “VISUALIZING CRISIS ON AN URBAN CANVAS: WD IN THE HISTORIC CENTER OF ATHENS” in “Keeping it Wild: The Urban Art of WD,” ed. K. Kourelis (NDP). First complete draft. Expected Publication: 2021; Book Chapter: “FRAGMENTATION AND UNITY: EPISODES IN THE URBAN TOPOGRAPHY OF FAMAGUSTA”, in “Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta: Art and Architecture” v. II, eds. A. Connari, G. Grivaud, C. Otten-Froux and C. Schabel (Brepols). Final edits of previous draft. Expected Publication: 2020
  • Luttrell, Vickie and Bufkin, Jana – various reports, analysis, and evaluation reports prepared for the 39th Judicial Circuit and the substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
  • Marra, Nicholas – Co-author on: (2019) Atypical Dermatophytosis in 12 North American Porcupines (Erethizon dorsatum) from the Northeastern United States 2010-2017. Pathogens, 8(4), 171; and (2019) The complete mitochondrial genome of an Atlantic Ocean Shortfin Mako Shark, Isurus oxyrinchus. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 4(2), 3642-3643.
  • Moser, Patrick – “The Hawaii Promotion Committee and the Appropriation of Surfing” will appear in the Pacific Historical Review in Fall, 2020
  • Schur, Rich – “Authentic Black Cool? Branding and Trademarks in Contemporary African American Culture: Are You Entertained?” Black Popular Culture in the Twenty-First Century Durham: Duke University Press. 2020. 209-231; Walter Majors: African American and Entrepreneur. TechnOzarks: Essays on Technology, Regional Economy, and Culture, Springfield, MO: Ozark Studies Institute, 2019. 30-34; Two poems: “A Silent Prayer.” Reform Judaism, “Driving Lesson.” Cave Region Review. Vol. 11, 2019. 12.
  • Soster, Robin – (2019), “Private Disclosure; Public Exposure: Gender Asymmetries in Adolescent Sexting Behavior and Outcomes,” Journal of Marketing Behavior, 3 (4), 263-92, Lead Article. “Consuming to be Good: Therapeutic Ideology and Transracial Adoptive Mothers,” Journal of Consumer Affairs, 53 (March), 201-33; “Enhancing Environmentally Conscious Consumption Through Standardized Sustainability Information,” Journal of Consumer Affairs, 52 (Summer), 393-414
  • Utley, Mary – The impact of faculty organizational presence, social presence and student metacognition on satisfaction and learning. M.Ed in Online Teaching
  • Verney, Michael – ˜The Universal Yankee Nation”: Proslavery Expeditions to South America, 1850-1860,” Diplomatic History 44, No. 2 (April, 2020), 337-364

Reviews:

  • Ponder, Dan – Reviewed “The End of the Rhetorical Presidency” Public Leadership in the Trump Era, for Routledge; Authored book review for The Obama Legacy (forthcoming in the journal Congress and the Presidency); Authored book review for After Reagan: Bush, Dukakis, and the 1988 Election (forthcoming in the journal Perspectives on Politics); Commissioned to write book review on The President and Capitol Hill for the journal Presidential Studies Quarterl
  • Utley, Mary – Program Review – Special Education/DATSE – Drury University

Interviews:

  • Gilbert, Katie – “Ozarks Live,” on KOLR on September 17, 2020 to discuss women, voting rights, and the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
  • Ponder, Dan – Media source and consultant for a variety of outlets

Musical Compositions:

  • Davidson, James – The Parting Glass (SSAATTBB chorus, a cappella)

Conferences, Workshops, Panels, and Lectures

Organizer, chair of program, discussant, presenter:

  • Blakey, Leah – Co-presenter at MoodleMoot 2019 in Philadelphia, PA: “Recovering from the Storm: A Moodle Success Story (In Progress)”
  • Bomgardner, Stephen – performance of at the South Central regional conference for the College Music Society
  • Cao, Ying – Emergent Explicit Group Regulation in Small Group Scientific Activities. Contributed Poster at Physics Education Research Conference (PERC) 2019, Provo Utah; Students’ Conceptual Resources of Spherical Unit Vector in Upper-division E&M. Oral Presentation at American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) 2019, Provo Utah; High school student resources for understanding electric fields, In Robertson, A. Parallel Session Identifying Conceptual Resources for Understanding Physics. Physics Education Research Conference (PERC) 2018, Washington DC; Metacognitive discourse in a STEM experiential program: A video analysis. Oral presentation at American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) 2018 summer meeting, Washington DC; Cultivating the next generation: Outcomes from a learning assistant program in engineering. Oral presentation at American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City UT
  • Cuff, Shannon – Keynote Speaker: Kansas City Professional Development Council Enhancing Teaching and Learning Conference, Spring 2020 Title: Seeking 20/20 Vision: Teaching iGen Students in the New Decade
  • Davidson, James – Guest Artist, Springfield Chamber Chorus’ performance, Missouri Music Educators Association Convention, Jan. 2020
  • Gilbert, Katie – Organizer and Moderator of a Roundtable, “Forms of Literature and Law” at the North American Victorian Studies Association Conference in Columbus OH, Fall 2019
  • Hinrichs, Brant – “Social Positioning and Consensus Building in ‘Board’ Meetings With Disagreements”: Poster Presentation and talks; “Do I Belong Here?: Understanding Participation and non-Participation in a Contentious ‘Board’ Meetings” Poster Presentation and talks; National AAPT summer meeting, Provo, UT, 7/24/19, and National Physics Education Research Conference, Provo, UT, 7/24/19
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – Presenter at ACSA Fall 2019 Conference: LESS TALK | MORE ACTION, Stanford, CA, September 2019; Presenter at EDRA 2019 Conference (two papers): edra50brooklyn, Sustainable Urban Environments, Brooklyn, NY, May 2019
  • Kreie, Haddy – Chaired a working group at American Society of Theatre Research on Transnational Performance: Bridging Disjunctive Publics. Solicited, selected submissions, facilitated exchange of feedback, chaired collaborative session at the conference
  • Leventis, Panos – Invited lecturer: “MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE FAMAGUSTA: PLACE, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN EXPERIENCE.” University of Cyprus, Department of History and Archaeology. Nicosia, Cyprus, October 9, 2019
  • Mallory, Stacy – co-presenter at the National Moodle Moot Conference in Philadelphia
  • Marra, Nick – Oral Presentation entitled “Evaluating positive selection and gene content in the white shark genome: insights about genome stability and patterns of sensory gene content in cartilaginous fishes” at the 2019 annual meeting for the society for the study of Evolution
  • Miller, Rebecca – Served as a catalyst leader for two presentations on Your Drury Fusion at the NAC&U Summer Institute in Washington D.C., June 2019
  • Ponder, Dan – “Updating Presidential Leverage: Comparing Measures of Leverage, Kennedy to Trump” Presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC
  • Sabini, Maurizio – session chair at the professional conference: July 2019: “PerspectiveUSA,” New York
  • Shipman, Brian – Co Organizer and Host of 4 State Video Competition each November overseeing 300 high school competitors
  • Simmons, Scott – invited talk at the MAKO (Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma) conference, titled A Primer on Deep Learning for Mathematicians, in November 2019. The conference was this year held at Missouri State University
  • Sokol, Mick – January 2020: Missouri High School Thespian Conference – conducted 6 workshops, recruited students
  • Soster, Robin – Associate Editor, Consumer Behavior Track, American Marketing Association Summer Marketing Educators” Conference, 2020
  • Spence, Karen – “The Academy as Facilitator,” and “Design Processes and Products,” papers presented at ACSA Regional Conference at the University of Oklahoma
  • Utley, Mary – Perceptions About Military Veterans and the Influence of Media. [finalist for the CEPO Student Award for Women or Minority Issues] Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, United States; Importance of Faculty’s Social Presence in Online Courses. [Conference Session] Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, United States. Presiding Clinical/Counseling; Poster Session Southeastern Psychological Association
  • Williamson, Ed – “Presented “Place-based Education: It’s where it’s at CCPS Adult and Online Education Fall Workshop on Oct. 26, 2019; Presented “Where’s your Walden? Sustainable Development Goals for all of us” at 2019 MEEA Conference at St. Louis Zoo
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Chair of two panels, “Magic and Witchcraft” and “Nazi Germany,” Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, San Antonio, Jan. 2020.

Participant:

  • Blakey, Leah – Viewed over 20 hours of sessions of Northeastern Oklahoma University’s Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment: The 2020 Virtual Conference
  • Blunk, Cathy – Presented Paper: “Jousting at Court: Gendered Communities”ICLS Exeter 2019 XVIth Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society 22-27 July 2019, University of Exeter, UK
  • Cuff, Shannon – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Site Visitor Training
  • Davidson, James – Missouri Music Educators Association Convention, Jan. 2020
  • Eastman, Valerie – Participated in several webinars
  • Edmondson, Laurie – co-presenter at the Association of American Colleges & University (AAC & U) General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment Conference on the Your Drury Fusion curriculum
  • Gilbert, Katie – Panelist, “When Invocation is Met with Silence: Robert Browning’s ‘Caliban Upon Setebos'”, Persons in Poetry and Law, Modern Language Association (MLA), Seattle, January 2020; Panelist, “Institutional Contexts and the Shaping and Reshaping of Power,” Modern Language Association (MLA), Seattle, January 2020
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Workshop participant, AAPT, Provo, UT, July 2019:Quantum Mechanics With Mathematica, Getting Your Paper Published, An Introduction To Data Science for Emerging Quantitative Analysis, Getting Students To Think Critically In Intro Labs; Organizer, Faculty Research Poster Session, “Thinking Christianly about Research and Teaching”, Midwest Faculty Conference, Cedar Campus, MI, June 2019; “All I Really Need to Know About Teaching is in the Gospels”, poster presentation, Midwest Faculty Conference, Cedar Campus, MI, June 2019; “Is There a Moral Imperative to Use/Know Discipline-Based Education Research?”, poster presentation, Midwest Faculty Conference, Cedar Campus
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – “Maternal Criticism: Reading to Change the World” (Israeli Author). Conference: Maternal Sacrifice in Jewish Culture: Rethinking Sacrifice from a Maternal Perspective in Religion, Art, and Culture. Institute National for the Languages and Civilizations Oriental (INALCO), Paris, France. 19-21 November 2019; “Teaching Contemporary Israeli Fiction: Toward an Encounter with the Other” Conference: Midwest Jewish Studies Association. University of Arkansas, September 2019
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – TEACHING-RELATED WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2020: Pivot to Online Learning, ACSA (March); Bringing Simulations into Your Virtual Classroom, Harvard Business Publishing Education (March); Moving a Case Class Online, Harvard Business Publishing Education (March); Adapting Quickly to Teaching Online, Harvard Business Publishing Education (March) 2019: Sharing the Outcomes: Strategies for Presenting CBL to Others, BGSU CCCE (March); Writing Clear and Challenging Learning Outcomes, BGSU CFE (March); Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) Pilot, BGSU CCCE (March); 13th Annual Teaching and Learning Summit, BGSU CFE (March) RESEARCH-RELATED WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2019: NCFDD Core Curriculum Webinar Series – Skills 1-10 (March) DESIGN-RELATED WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2020: RESILIENCY: Utilizing Climate Scenario Analyses, (GBES), 1 CE (February); City of Springfield ForwardSGF Visioning Workshop, University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, MO (January) 2019: AIA + ForwardSGF Workshop, Drury HSA (October); Composting: A Biological Solution, Part 1 2, (GBES), 1 CE (June); Passive Hybrid Downdraught Cooling, (GBES), 1.5 CE (June); Best Practices in Architectural Acoustics, (GBES), 1.5 CE (June); Top 10 Trends Influencing Workplace Design, (GBES), 1 CE (June); Six Design Mega-Trends, (GBES), 1 CE (June); Fitness Opportunities, (GBES), 1 CE (June); High Performing Building Envelopes for Sustainable Design and Energy Savings, (GBES), 1.5 CE (June); Design Features of Net Zero Emission Buildings, (GBES), 1.5 CE (June) ; No Cost and Low Cost Energy Savings for Existing Buildings, (GBES), 1.5 CE (June); Integrated Project Design vs. Conventional Construction Design, (GBES), 2 CE (June); PassivHaus, (GBES), 1.5 CE (June); Color As Medicine: Lighting for Wellness, (GBES), 0.5 CE (June); Death Star vs. Hobbit Hole – A Tale of Two LEED Projects, (GBES), 2 CE (June); Smart Cities, (GBES), 1 CE (June); Guide to Commissioning for Existing Buildings, (GBES), 2.5 CE (June); Rethinking Neighborhood Design with Smart Growth, (GBES), 1.5 CE (May); Vegetated Green Roofs for LEED Projects, (GBES), 1.5 CE (May); The Pros and Cons of Building Reuse, (GBES), 1.5 CE (May); Outdoor Water Use Reduction using Xeriscaping, (GBES), 2 CE (May); Communities at Risk: Understanding Challenges Facing Middle Neighborhoods, Community Progress (February); A Citizen’s Guide to LEED for Neighborhood Development, (GBES), 1.5 CE (February)
  • Marra, Nick – Avida-ED Professional Development Workshop for Undergraduate Educators
  • Popescu, Ioana – Missouri Botanical Garden Systematics Symposium –“The Origins and Maintenance of Neotropical Biodiversity”, October 11-12, 2019
  • Precise, Natalie – International Literacy Association Conference LIVE stream sessions October 2019; ASCD Webinar Dispelling Misconceptions about English Language Learners: Research-Based Ways to Improve Instruction LIVE WEBINAR DATE: November 07, 2019 2-3pm; Write to Learn Conference February 27-29, 2020
  • Sabini, Maurizio – invited participant at the professional conference: May 2019: “PerspectiveEU,” Rome
  • Slater, Lori – co-presenter at the Association of American Colleges & University (AAC & U) General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment Conference on the Your Drury Fusion curriculum
  • Williamson, Edward – Volunteered for Hispanic Day at George Washington Carver National Monument October 12, 2019

Advisor to student presenter:

  • Davidson, James – advisor to student for Vienna Summer Musicological Symposium
  • Ealy, Megan – Advised student presentations for Research Experience in the Natural Sciences Fall 2019
  • Marra, Nick – RENS symposium student presentation: “What drives longevity? Quantifying telomere length in long-lived cartilaginous fishes.”
  • Sigman, Scott – Advisor for two student poster presentations at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges: Central Plains Conference
  • Simmons, Scott – advisor to student paper/talks: one at ICON-2019, the premier international NLP conference in Hyderabad, India and one at Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, November 2019, San Diego.
  • Utley, Mary – The Effect of Identity Discrepancy on Criminal Identity Development. [Conference Poster] Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Richmond, IN
  • Verney, Michael – advisor to one student presenter: “A Cultural Borderland: The Ozarks Under Reconstruction, 1861-1889”
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Mentored and attended Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Conference with three undergraduate students [history majors, medieval minor, and honors students], who presented research papers developed in HIST 342, History of European Witch-hunts. Jan. 2020.

Organizer of pre-college student academic contests, camps, and informational days:

  • Browning, Peter – met one day a week with the prospective students and parents who came to campus (Fall 2019)
  • Eastman, Valerie – Assisted in planning and organization of Behavioral Sciences Day
  • Miller, Rebecca – Best of the Midwest High School Juried Exhibition at the Pool Art Center November 2019
  • Ponder, Dan – Served as faculty presenter for “Drury in the Classroom” every Wednesday
  • Sigman, Scott – Worked with Springfield Robotics to sponsor an August workshop for 7-12 teachers/coaches for FIRST Tech Challenge robotic teams and to facilitate the FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Competition held at Drury on January 25, 2020

Organizer of campus lectures:

  • Davidson, James – Organized bringing conductor Dr. J. Andrew Campbell to lecture/conduct the Drury Singers, Oct. 2019
  • Cuff, Shannon – Organized Harmony House Wambui Lecture; Organized Missouri Teacher of the Year Missy Grandel Lecture
  • Gilbert, Katie – organized a new series, WIP with the HEC (Works in Progress with the Humanities & Ethics Center); organized and hosted the third annual Humanities Symposium at Drury (theme: Humanities & Water; organized a Poetry Jam with the assistance of the HEC intern, February 18, 2020, in the Rose O’Neill House and included a reading by Missouri’s Poet Laureate; organized our Winter Break Read. Reading Series: Winter Break Read
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – Pizza and Politics
  • Ponder, Daniel – organized lectures: Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour, September 2019.
    Representatives Crystal Quade (D) and Hannah Kelly (R) (November 2019); Dr. Nancy O’Reilly (March 2020)
  • Weddle, Saundra – Chair, Hammons School of Architecture Lecture Series

Leader for campus student group:

  • Blunk, Cathy – French Club advisor; Program Director: Study Abroad in Tours, France May -June 2019
  • Branton, Chris – Drury Esports club
  • Browning, Peter – adviser to the Matthew 25 Project; weekly chapel worship and luncheon program
  • Davidson, James – Faculty Advisor, Drury Music Alliance
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – Interdisciplinary Student Research and Collaboration Club
  • Ealy, Megan – Advisor for Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society
  • Eastman, Valerie – Psi Chi; Behavioral Sciences Club; Habitat for Humanity
  • Groves, Jonathan – Advisor, KDRU
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Co-faculty advisor, Society of Physics Students
  • Kreie, Haddy – Facilitator for the theatre department’s honor society: Alpha Psi Omega
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – College Republicans
  • Miller, Rebecca – Student Advocates for the Arts
  • Moser, Patrick – Faculty advisor to the Publication Club
  • Ponder, Daniel – Pre-Law/Pi Sigma Alpha; faculty advisor College Democrats; Mortar Board advisor
  • Popescu, Ioana – Faculty Advisor, Think Green
  • Schur, Richard – Honors Student Association; Honors House
  • Shipman, Brian – DUTV advisor and meeting organizer
  • Utley, Mary – Advisor Behavioral Sciences Club; Co-Advisor Psi Chi (International Honor Society)
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Faculty Advisor for College Democrats, Model United Nations
  • Weddle, Saundra – Advisor, National Organization of Minority Architects Student Chapter
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta; Faculty Co-Director, Study Abroad Rome Italy

Supervisor for student research, internship, and community engagement:

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Seven voice students competed in the Ozark Chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Browning, Peter – worked with two students who were engaged in internships in fulfillment of their “Pre-Ministry and Community Engagement” majors
  • Davidson, James – Supervisor/Research Advisor for professional musicological conferences and graduate applications
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – supervising a student from the University of Missouri St. Louis
  • Ealy, Megan – Mentored ten undergraduate researchers during the 2019 2020 academic year
  • Eastman, Valerie – Faculty sponsor for 55 student interns; Supervised 3 student research projects related and one independent research project
  • Gilbert, Katie – supervisor to both the fall 2019 Intern, Cheyenne Heavener, and the spring 2020 intern, Seth Fullerton. Both students worked for the Humanities & Ethics Center and the Missouri Humanities Council.
  • Hedges, Keith – supervised one honors student
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Supervised 2 student research papers
  • Khorshidifard, Sara – Spring 2020 Drury Fusion Experiential Learning Grant: Drury Fifth Year Master of Architecture Student PROJECT TITLE: Human Experience and Memory within Urban Fabrics
    Fusion Grant Funds Attained: $2050; ARCH 491: Independent Research (Spring 2020)
  • Kreie, Haddy – Directly supervised 18+ students in main stage production design work include student set designers, costume designers, sound designers and directors on 7 separate plays
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – supervised two student research projects
  • Marra, Nick – Supervised four student research projects
  • Miller, Rebecca – Portrait project with advanced photography students for the Child Advocacy Center, February 2020
  • Moser, Patrick – Organized six student presentations at the Schweitzer-Brentwood library about our French Study Abroad trip from summer, 2019; Supervised two students to teach French during the fall semester at the corporate home office of International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. in Springfield
  • Noblett, Matt – Grupo LatinoAmericano – completed December, 2019; Participated in Springfield Greene County Diversity and Inclusion Grant; Black History Summer Academy (BHSA) Coloring Book
  • Ponder, Dan – supervised one student’s honor thesis and oversaw several students at the Washington Center
  • Popescu, Ioana – worked with four students on various research projects
  • Schur, Rich – worked with three students on various research projects
  • Shipman, Brian – Supervise multiple interns annually
  • Sigman, Scott – worked with three students on various research projects
  • Simmons, Scott – DL@DU project; continued student research work and presentations
  • Soster, Robin – Supervised MBA 691 MBA Redesign Research Project
  • Spence, Karen – Supervising honors student with study on design learning in the architecture studios
  • Utley, Mary – worked with 7 students on research team projects and one honors project
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Supervisor 2 student interns (History Museum); student trips to Kansas City for an art gallery exhibit

Professionally-related community service:

  • Browning, Peter – leader for an adult Sunday school at National Avenue Christian Church
  • Davidson, James – Organized concert by Drury Singers for broadcast to patients/staff of Mercy Hospital, Oct. 2019; Leader, Beer Choir Queen-City Chapter
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – Program Committee, International Conference on Computational Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jun 3-5, 2020; International Workshop on Domain-driven Data Mining, Cincinnati, OH, May 7-9 2020; International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk, 2020; International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 2020; 1st International Conference on Visualization and Computer-Human Interaction (VisCHI), Nov 25-26 2019, Doha, Qatar; 13th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI 2019)
  • Eastman, Valerie – Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, co-chair Family Selection Committee; received Building Lives Award
  • Gilbert, Katie – Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters
  • Hedges, Keith – Building Technology Educators’ Society faculty liaison
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Judge, FIRST Robotics Competition, Drury Campus, 01/25/20
  • Mallory, Stacy – Volunteering at the Branson Homeschool CoOp teaching math and science and advising homeschool seniors as to the college application process
  • Marra, Nick – Judge at the 2020 Virtual Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair
  • Moser, Patrick – Taught French in Summer, 2019 at the corporate home office of International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. in Springfield
  • Noblett, Matt – Least of These – Christian County Food Pantry Ozark, MO (provided strategic guidance, marketing/advertising support, and design)
  • Ponder, Dan – “The Politics of Popular Culture” Presented to the Greene County Democrats, August, 2019; “What’s Wrong With the Electoral College? Much.” Presented to the Democratic Party of Webster County, May 2019
  • Popescu, Ioana – consulting advice for the flower beds at Pipkin Middle school
  • Shipman, Brian – Founder and organizer DNA; President Pipkin PTA
  • Sigman, Scott – Consulted with student robot teams from Springfield Robotics on the application of the Scrum development methodology to their robot development
  • Slater, Lori – appointed by the Greene County Commission to serve as a board member on the Board of Directors of Abilities First
  • Sorenson, Allin – Volunteer for various Springfield Regional Arts Council events
  • Spence, Karen – AIA Springfield Board President
  • Villalba, Desmond – Student group faculty chaperone to CUWiP 2020 in Norman, OK; “Work-Life Family Balance” Panelist at CUWiP 2020 in Norman, OK; CUWiP 2020 Poster session Judge
  • Verney, Michael – Helped organize and participated in the People’s History Cafe with the Drury History Club, Timmons Hall, February 2020
  • Williamson, Edward – Board Member of Texas County Health Department; President of Concord Cemetery of Texas County board

External Review Consulting:

  • Miller, Rebecca – Bellarmine University – tenure and promotion applicant, August 2019
  • Ponder, Dan – External Reviewer for Department of Political Science, William Jewell College, 2019
  • Sigman, Scott – Judge for the FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Robot Competition at Drury

Adjudicating:

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Judge – Ozark Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Claussen, Tina – Adjudicator and Guest Artist, Jazz at the Junction Jazz Festival
  • Davidson, James – South-Central ACDA All-District/State Choir Auditions, Sept. 2019

2018 - 2019

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Ongoing Funded Projects

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Missouri Arts Council Express Grant for 2018-2019 to pay for two guest designers for “Godspell” and “Farce of Habit”
  • Cuff, Shannon – Mara W. Breech Foundation Grant, “Rural Teacher Mentoring Program,” December 2017. $7,000. Project will conclude June 2019
  • Garrott, Jay – Mansfield Community Vision 2040, Project Development and Administrator funded by the City of Mansfield, MO, $5,500, direct support, 2019; Versailles Community Vision 2040, Project Development and Administrator funded by the City of Versailles, MO, $5,078, direct support, 2018; Oronogo Regional Vision 2040, Project Development and Administrator funded by the City of Oronogo, MO, $5,571, direct support, 2018; Salem Vision 2040, Project Development and Administrator funded by the City of Salem, MO, $6,340, direct support, 2018; The City of Willard Vision 2040, Project Development and Administrator funded by the City of Willard, MO, $4,000, direct support 2018
  • Groves, Jonathan – Community Foundation of the Ozarks, $15,000 diversity grant, co-applicant.
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Scholar-in-Residence grant, to support a week in Chico, CA (during my Spring 2019 sabbatical) working on a research project with a collaborator, from the Physics Education Research Leadership and Organizing Council (PERLOC) of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), $1000, 11/8/2018; Action Research Fellowship, Drury University, Innovation and Teaching Center, Spring 2019-Spring 2020, $1000.
  • Luttrell, Vickie & Bufkin, Jana – Co-writers and co-evaluators: “39th Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Expansion & Enhancement.” SAMHSA grant will continue through September 2019. Amount awarded: ~$960,000.
  • Moser, Patrick – awarded $14,000 in Spring, 2019 in study abroad grants from the C.W. Titus Foundation (funded in Fall, 2017).
  • Spence, Karen – Community Conservation Grant, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Waters, Regina – Co-authored with a student a $16,000 grant awarded by the Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks to implement a community awareness campaign on end-of-life planning.

New Grant Awards

  • Branton, Chris – Drury Action Research Fellowship. Exploring the Gender Gap in Computer Science Education. $1500 over one year. November 2018; NSF MRI Subaward from Clemson University. Title: MRI: Development of Enodia: A Highly Reconfigurable HPC-Backed Instrument Enabling Multifaceted Interactive Visualization. $24,989, October, 2018.
  • Garrott, Jay – Lee’s Summit Community Vision 2040, Project Development and Administrator funded by the City of Lee’s Summit, MO, $6,800, direct support, 2019
  • Gomez-Vasquez, Lina – Community Foundation of the Ozarks: Se habla español: Promoting awareness and inclusion of Hispanic diversity issues in Springfield, MO Lina Gomez (PI). Requested amount: $16,100. Awarded on November 27, 2018. Duration: 1 year.
  • Groves, Jonathan – 2018 Tow-Knight Disruptive Education fellow, City University of New York ($1,500 research grant, with support to attend the annual Online News Association conference); 2018 Scripps Howard Entrepreneurial Journalism Institute fellow, Arizona State University (fully paid weeklong workshop to develop a course in Entrepreneurial Journalism)
  • Luttrell, Vickie & Bufkin, Jana – Co-writers and proposed co-evaluators: “39th Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Expansion & Enhancement.” (Grant Number 1H79T1081910-01). Project Director: Christina Fortner. Amount awarded: ~ $2 million. Funding period: 5/31/2019-5/30/24.
  • Schur, Rich – $650 from the Institute for Humane Studies to attend the Digital Humanities Institute this summer.
  • Sooter, Traci – $30,000 for Eden Village Tiny House
  • Spence, Karen – Recycling Grant, Ozarks Headwaters Recycling
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Grant from Music Therapy of the Ozarks to provide weekly music therapy services and conduct sabbatical research in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cox South Regional Medical Center
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Caplan Holocaust Fund, Ozarks Community Foundation of the Ozarks (April 2019; $1300)

Professional Positions Held

Awards for Professional/Creative Work

  • Dhou, Khaldoon – Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Future Generation Computer Systems journal (5-Year Impact Factor: 4.968)
  • Sooter, Traci – “Collaborative Award” From the Housing Collaborative through Community Partnership of the Ozarks for the Eden Village Tiny House.
  • Whisenhunt, Blaine – AIA Association of International Architects Design Award-Merit; AIA Association of International Architects Design Award-Public Recognition; AIA Association of International Architects Design Award-Unbuilt for Case Study Residence took home the Merit Award, Glade Residence was awarded with Public Recognition Award, and Good Samaritan Boys Ranch Apartments and Offices was recognized for the Unbuilt Award; Hammons School of Architecture Alumni Design Award; Hammons School of Architecture Alumni Design Award for Shibumi House and Case Study House
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Received the 2019 Research Award from the Midwestern Regional of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

Commissioned Professional Work

  • Blair, Mary – Tax Preparation for numerous individuals
  • Claussen, Tina – “Shimmer”(work for orchestra and jazz drumset and tenor saxophone, commissioned by the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra. Performed by guest artists and premiered on 2/22/19.
  • Groves, Jonathan – “Alleyways,” photo exhibition, Mudhouse Coffee (downtown), Springfield, MO
  • Nichols, Kelley – Various business valuations for purposes of estate planning, litigation and business acquisitions, not individually listed for privacy purposes.

Editor

  • Dhou, Khaldoon – Associate Editor for the International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management; Editorial Board Member for Acta Medical Sciences Journal
  • Gomez-Vasquez, Lina – Program Committee 2019 International Conference on Social Media and Society, Toronto, Canada.
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Editor-in-Chief for “The Plan Journal”
  • Reviewer: Dhou, Khaldoon – IEEE Internet of Things Journal (Impact Factor: 5.863); International Conference on Computational Science 2019 (Rank-A with low acceptance rate); Tenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence; Acta Scientific Medical Sciences Journal; Information and Management Journal (5-Year Impact Factor: 4.792); Future Generation Computing Systems journal (5-Year Impact Factor: 4.968)
  • Groves, Jonathan – Peer reviewer for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Newspaper and Online News Division
  • Leventis, Panos – Submission Reviewer for “CITY, vol.23: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action: Street art, Graffiti and Urban Interventions Issue,” | Taylor & Francis Publishers, 2019 (forthcoming May 2019); Submission Reviewer for “TEXT 23/1: Writing & Architecture Issue,” eds. P. West and E. Bastea | Australasian Assoc. for Writing Programs, 2018; Submission Reviewer for “The Plan Journal (Journal on Architecture and Urbanism), Bologna: Cube SRL, 2018; Submission Reviewer for “WritingPlace 02 (Journal on Architecture and Literature),” TU Delft and RWTH Aachen University, 2018.
  • Marra, Nicholas – Manuscripts for Journal of Heredity, September 2018
  • Norton, Ginney – National Council of Social Studies Conference; The American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Conference
  • Ponder, Daniel – Congress and the Presidency (Journal); American Politics Research (Journal); New Directions in the Study of the Presidency (Book); The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J. Trump (Palgrave Press, book)
  • Schur, Rich – International Journal of English Studies
  • Soster, Robin – Ad hoc: Journal of Consumer Behavior, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing; Conferences: Association for Consumer Research (ACR), Society for Consumer Psychology; Mary Kay Dissertation Competition; Bill Bearden SMA Dissertation Competition
  • Utley, Mary – Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research – Reviewer; Southeastern Psychological Association Convention Paper Reading Judge; Southeastern Psychological Association Convention (PsiChi/CEPO) Undergraduate Paper Reading Judge; W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. – review of Inquizitive for the Fifth Edition of Social Psychology by Gilovich, et al.
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Peer Reviewer, Fulbright US Scholars Program
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie -reviewer for Music Therapy Perspectives (editorial board); guest reviewer for the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy and the Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Leadership positions

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Missouri Arts Council grant committee for vocal and choral for 2018-2019
  • Cuff, Shannon – Community Partnership of the Ozarks Board of Directors; Dean, School of Education and Child Development; Co-Chair, HLC Criterion 3 subcommittee
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – Associate Editor for the International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management
  • Garrott, Jay – Director, Center for Community Studies, Hammons School of Architecture,
  • Gilbert, Katie – Director of the Humanities and Ethics Center; Field Representative/Office Director for the Missouri Humanities Council
  • Groves, Jonathan – Department chair, Communication; President, Missouri Sunshine Coalition; Facilitator, Springfield-Greene County Community Focus Report; General manager, KDRU
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Dual-Degree Program Director; Assessment Chair (Physics Program)
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – Director of Institutional Research; Interim Chair of the Meador Center for Politics & Citizenship (spring 2019)
  • Miller, Rebecca – Art & Art History Program Chair; Arts Administration Director
  • Nichols, Kelley Still – Chair, Breech Recruiting and Retention Committee
  • Ponder, Dan – Director, Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship; Vice-President, Presidency and Executive Politics Section, American Political Science Association, 2018-2019; Secretary-Treasurer, Presidency and Executive Politics Section, American Political Science Association. 2017-2018.
  • Sooter, Traci – Director, Design-Build Programs
  • Soster, Robin – Associate Dean, Breech School of Business; MBA Director, Breech School of Business
  • Utley, Mary – IRB Chair Reviewed of over 171 IRB applications and decisions so far for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019.
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Chair, Committee for Undergraduate Middle East Studies (within the Middle East Studies Association of North America)
  • Williamson, Ed – Advisory Board for Empowering Youth Leadership Institute (EYLI)
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – 2019 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT)

Performances

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Tenor soloist – Springfield Regional Opera performance – Hotel Vandervort ballroom (Nov. 16, 2018) – W. A. Mozart’s “The Impressario”; Tenor soloist – Springfield Regional Opera performance – Gillioz Theatre (April 5, 2019) – Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide”; Tenor soloist – Guest Artist for Southwest Baptist University (May 3, 2019) – Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 104 and Magnificat
  • Claussen, Tina – perform twice a month as a member of the Missouri Jazz Orchestra (a big band comprised of professional jazz musicians and educators from Springfield and around the state)
  • Kreie, Haddy – Director for “Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness.”; Scene design for “Godspell” Design costumes for “Farce of Habit” in the spring. Researched, rendered, sourced, and acquired costumes for 27 characters Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Selected by the Springfield Sister Cities Association to represent Springfield by performing music at the Isesaki Summer Festival in our sister city of Isesaki, Japan, August 2019

Professional Consulting Services

  • Bufkin, Jana – Provided consultation to a local group linked to a statewide, private-based effort to educate parents/guardians about illicit drug use and abuse. The effort culminated in a community event targeting that group, where about 300 attended. In excess of 25 professionals were involved in the event in various capacities.
  • Groves, Jonathan – City Utilities writing workshop; Media consulting, Ingram’s Magazine Photography; Alberhasky Law Firm

Other Professional Activities

  • Claussen, Tina – 4/6/19 guest artist and clinician Troy (AL) Jazz Festival
  • Groves, Jonathan – Weekly radio show, KDRU 98.1 FM, 4-6 p.m. Fridays
  • Kreie, Haddy – Representative for School of Fine and Performing Arts on Teacher Education Council; Representative for School of Fine and Performing Arts on Committee for Student Experiential Learning Grants
  • Leventis, Panos – Council Member of the Cyprus Council for Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications | 3-Year Position, May 2018 – May 2021 | Ministry of Education, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Sabini, Maurizio – entered, in collaboration with the Italian firm “Ufficio Progetti,” an international design competition “New Habitats, New Beauties” for a new live-work neighborhood in Tallinn [Estonia], as a part of the program of the 2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennale
  • Soster, Robin – Member: American Marketing Association; Association for Consumer Research; Society of Consumer Psychology
  • Utley, Mary – Member, Promotion & Tenure Committee
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Named to Academic Advisory Board, Taking Sides: Clashing Views in World Politics (McGraw-Hill), 2019-2020

Exhibits

Juried Solo and Group Art Exhibitions 

  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Exhibition of Life Interrupted artwork at the Japanese American Internment Camp Museum in McGehee, Arkansas, April 10-July 18, 2019.
  • Lowery, Todd – first solo exhibition in the country of Cyprus was held at Is Not Gallery Contemporary Space, located in the walled city of old town Nicosia. Featuring 24 oil on canvas, watercolor, and acrylic on paper paintings, the opening reception was on Friday, 02 November, 2018. Preceding the gallery exhibition, in September 2018, Phoenix Leaders, a leadership and executive training consultancy based in London, began an initiative to exhibit work at their membership club in Nicosia, Cyprus by artists who are based in, or whose work focuses upon Cyprus or Greece. The initiative was launched with a selection of 8 paintings ; work is now included and exhibited as part of the Eurobank (Cyprus) corporate collection; exhibited work in two local group exhibitions: “New Works,” the September 2018 exhibition at the Pool Art Center Gallery, and the March 2019 First Friday at the Hyde Gallery in Springfield, MO
  • Miller, Rebecca – 56th Annual Juried Competition, National Juried Group Exhibition Juror: Catherine Futter, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, February to May 2019; New Works, Group Exhibition Pool Art Center Gallery, September 2018; 2nd Annual Skies, International Juried Group Online Exhibition, Jurors: Chris and Valerie Hoffman, Fusion Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, July 2018

Guest Curator

  • Miller, Rebecca – Studio 55 Art Guild, Juror of exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum

Gallery Director

  • Miller, Rebecca – Pool Art Center Gallery Director; Drury on C-Street Gallery Director

Invited Lectures

  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Guest speaker at the McGehee Municipal Hall for the WWII Japanese American Museum’s 6th Anniversary and the 2nd Pilgrimage of the Jerome Rowher WWII Japanese American Internment Camps, April 13, 2019.
  • Claussen, Tina – 1/30/19 clinician-Parkview High School; 2/4/19 clinician-Olathe Northwest (KS) High School; 2/7/19 clinician -Ozark High School
  • Cuff, Shannon – 2019 Missouri Day of Learning–Presentation: Paving the Way to Continuous Quality Improvement, Roundtable: Using Watermark Products to Support Outcome Assessment
  • Gilbert, Katie – Hosted the post-film discussion of Frank Capra’s “State of the Union” at the Moxie
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Presented “It’s all in the family: Issues in family business” at the May, 2019 meeting of Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance, Springfield
  • Ponder, Dan – “Can the President Get What He Wants? Presidential Leverage in the Age of Trump” Pi Sigma Alpha Lecture, Middle Tennessee State University, April 4, 2019.
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Research Presentation at Cox Health Research Day 2019 on NICU music therapy at Cox South Regional Medical Center

Publications

Books, edited volumes, or journals

  • Borodich, Sergey – The new edition of my textbook “A Practical Course in Econometrics” was published in Azerbaijan in Azerbaijani language.
  • Browning, Peter – A Review of the Literature on Obesity, Health Measurement and the Food Industry: A Theological Commentary on Three Approaches to These Problems (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2018).
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – “An Innovative Design of a Hybrid Chain Coding Algorithm for Bi-Level Image Compression Using an Agent-Based Modeling Approach”, Applied Soft Computing, 2019; several journal articles currently under review
  • Garrott, Jay – Edited five reports generated by the Center for Community Studies
  • Leventis, Panos – Editor of the 32-page newsletter “HSA NEWS” (vol.5), an annual publication of the Hammons School of Architecture that features sections on faculty news/publications, student work/activities and alumni updates/awards
  • Petty, Clif – Published Case: “The Razor’s Edge: Harry’s.com takes on the shaving market, with Dr. Kelley Still, in Business Case Journal, v. 25 (1), Winter 2018.

Articles, chapters, and papers

  • Branton, Chris – “Hard and Soft Tangibles: Mixing Multi-Touch and Tangible Interaction in Scientific Poster Scenarios.” In Proceedings of ACM TEI’18: 12th Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM, 2018.
  • Browning, Peter – Forthcoming book chapter, “Religion, Politics, and Donald Trump: How Should the Church Respond?”
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy -Book Chapter, A Green Recovery in Cunningham Park: Drury University Responds to the Joplin Tornado , in Green Readiness, Response and Recovery: A Collaborative Synthesis, technical publication of the USDA Forest Service, authors Traci Sooter, Keith Hedges, Nancy Chikaraishi, available online.
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – “An Innovative Employment of Virtual Humans to Further Understand the Chess Personality of Gary Kasparov” in the International Conference on Human Computer Interaction 2019 (Accepted); How are Virtual Grandmasters Influenced by Class-A Players with Different Bishop vs. Knight Skills?” in the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2019) (Accepted)
  • Gilbert, Katie -“#MeToo, Mental health, Revenge Porn, and the Nineteenth Century,” was published in Dosis: Medical Humanities & Social Justice; “Rose O’Neill and the Suffragist Movement.” was published in Frolic of the Mind; Essay Collection Accompanying Springfield Missouri Art Museum’s Spring 2018 Exhibit on Rose O’Neill. Article: ‘I wrote them all’: Forgery and Forms of Classification in Trollope Orley Farm,” is currently under review for a special issue of Victorian Review on fraud and forgery; “Humanities and the Future,” and “Remembering Rose O’Neill.” in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Missouri Humanities Magazine.
  • Groves, Jonathan – “Changing ‘habits of thought’: An examination of eight years of digital evolution at the Christian Science Monitor,” published in #ISOJ Journal, 8(1), Spring 2018.
  • Leventis, Panos – Book Chapter: “Fragmentation and Unity: Episodes in the Urban Topography of Famagusta,” to be published in “Famagusta: Art and Architecture v. II, (Brepols, 2019, forthcoming); Book Chapter: “Montral Mythologies: Narrating the City”, published in “Reading Architecture: Literary Imagination & Architectural Experience,” (Routledge: 2018), pp. 93-101; Journal Article: “Stories of Habitation from 14th Century Nicosia” published in “Archaeologia Cypria 7” (Nicosia: Cyprus Association of Archaeologists, 2018), pp. 163-191.
  • Luttrell, Vickie and Bufkin, Jana – various reports, analysis, evaluation reports prepared for the 39th Judicial Circuit and the substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Marra, Nicholas – White shark genome reveals ancient elasmobranch adaptations associated with wound healing and the maintenance of genome stability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(10): 4446-4455.
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – “Due Diligence in Small Business Acquisitions: A Cautionary Tale” in Vol. 4 No 1; March 2019, International Journal of Social Science and Business.
  • Norton, Ginney – Leadership Hybridity in Successful Implementation of Common Core State Standards. Journal of School Leadership (in press).
  • Ponder, Dan – “Harry S Truman in Hatred of America’s Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Obama. ed. Lori Cox Han. ABC-CLIO.
  • Sabini, Maurizio – 2 editorials for The Plan Journal, vol. 3, 2018, issues 1 [Spring, open issue] and 2 [Fall, themed issue: “The Shared Project”]
  • Schur, Rich – “Haunt or Home? Ethos and African American Literature.” Humanities 2018. 7(3) 80. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0787/7/3/80/htm; Reading Dutchman’s Setting. Approaches to Teaching Baraka’s Dutchman. Eds. Matthew Calihman and Gerald Early. New York: MLA. 2018. 114-121.
  • Sooter, Traci – Urban Connections Webinar; @ Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:45pm – 2:15pm; Green Readiness, Response, and Recovery: Stewardship of natural resources in the context of disturbance: A Green Recovery in Cunningham Park: Drury University Responds to the Joplin Tornado; Imagine A City Where No One Sleeps Outside: Eden Village, a model to end homelessness; The Nature of Cities; https://www.thenatureofcities.com/; Green Readiness, Response, and Recovery: A Collaborative Synthesis Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-18x. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. xxxp.https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-18x; Grassroots to Global: Broader Impacts of Civic Ecology “The Healing Powers of Nature in Joplin’s Cunningham Park Coupling Design-Build and Civic Ecology.” Cornell University Press. 15 June 2018. ISBN-13: 9781501714979
  • Soster, Robin – “Enhancing Environmentally Conscious Consumption through Standardized Sustainability Information,” Journal of Consumer Affairs: Vol. 52; Issue 2 (Summer), pp 393-414; “Private Disclosure; Public Exposure: An Exploratory Consideration of Gender Asymmetries in Adolescent Sexting”, Journal of Marketing Behavior: Vol. 3: No. 4, pp 263-292; “Consuming to Be Good: Therapeutic Ideology and Transracial Adoptive Mothers,” Journal of Consumer Affairs: Vol. 53; Issue 1 (Spring), pp 201-233.
  • Utley, Mary – An afternoon spent behind bars: The impact of touring a correctional facility on student learning. The Journal of Correctional Education, 69 (3), 32-48.
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Promoting Undergraduate Research at MESA, Review of Middle East Studies 52:1 (April 2018)
  • Waters, Regina – #PRProfs Twitter Community: A Network Analysis Approach. Paper presented at the International Public Relations Research Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Reviews

  • Sabini, Maurizio – “In memoriam” for American architect Robert Venturi on The Plan Journal, vol. 4, issue 1 [Spring 2019]
  • Sooter, Traci – ‘19 Intersections Symposium; AIA National Conference; June 2019
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Book Review, Medieval Anchorites in Their Communities, in Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion, (online peer-reivewed), edited by Cate Gunn and Liz Herbert McAvoy; Dec. 2018; http://readingreligion.org/books/medieval-anchorites-their-communities

Interviews

  • Gilbert, Katie – KSMU’s Making Democracy Work program for the “Humanities & Democracy” Symposium in March 2019.
  • Miller, Rebecca – CreativPaper Magazine, Volume 002, Issue 008, United Kingdom
  • Ponder, Dan – New Books Network podcast about his book, Presidential Leverage: Presidents, Approval, and the American State (Stanford U Press).
  • Sooter, Traci – KOLR 10 News station x 2; Springfield News Leader x 2;
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Review of Adis Duderija and Halim Rane, “Islam and Muslims in the West: Major Issues and Debates” in Reading Religion (April 2019).
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Featured on “Ozarks Tonight” TV program on Friday April 12th, 2019 discussion music therapy in the NICU 

Musical Compositions

  • Claussen, Tina – Feb 2019 “Shimmer” for orchestra and jazz drumset/tenor saxophone. Premiered Feb 22 with guest soloists.

Conferences, Workshops, Panels, and Lectures

Organizer, chair of program, discussant, presenter

  • Blunk, Cathy – Presented Paper: Writing the Pas d’Armes: The Pas de Saumur, 1446 (St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, ms. fr. F. p. XIV, 4) at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, England, 2018 as a member of the Pas d’Armes Research Group, which organized the Medieval Tournament as Spectacle:Jousts, Round Tables and Pas d’Armes sessions.
  • Cuff, Shannon – “University/P-12 Partnership for the Win: Practicing and Future Teachers Collaborate to Serve ELL Students,” November 2018, National Council of Teachers of English, Houston, Texas; “No MEP? No Problem: One Journey to a Reliable and Valid Disposition Assessment,” October 2018, Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference, Lake Ozark, Missouri.
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – Program committee, International Conference on Computational Science 2019 (Rank-A); Program committee, Tenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
  • Garrott, Jay – Presenter, “12 Years of Integrative Public-Private Community Visioning Collaboration: A Retrospective”, 2019 Community Development Society’s Annual International Conference, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
  • Gilbert, Katie – paper, “Space, Gender, and Character in Anne Bronte’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” at the British Women Writers Conference in Auburn, AL April 2019; organized the two-day Missouri Humanities Symposium, hosted at Drury by the Humanities & Ethics Center in March.
  • Groves, Jonathan – Co-sponsor, City Council debate for Zone 3 candidates, Findlay Student Center (March 19, 2019), and debate for General Seat C candidates, Findlay Student Center (March 26, 2019); “The Post,” co-discussant for Evangel University SPJ, April 2, 2019; “Navigating the World of Mis/Dis/Mal-information,” speaker, multiple presentation venues; “Good Night and Good Luck,” Drury Humanities and Arts Film Series, discussant, Moxie Theatre, Springfield, MO, Nov. 10, 2018; “Think-n-Drink: Russian Bots and American Thoughts,” Missouri Humanities Council panel, moderator, St. Louis, MO, Sept. 18, 2018; Podcasting, table talk facilitator, Online News Association, Austin, Texas, Sept. 15, 2018; “Disrupting Journalism Curriculum,” presentation, Online News Association, Austin, Texas, Sept. 14, 2018; “Engaging Audiences: Rebuilding Trust in the Fake News Era,” presenter, KOLR-10/OzarksFirst, June 28, 2018; Presenter, “Changing Habits of Thought,” International Symposium on Online Journalism, April 13, 2018
  • Hinrichs, Brant – “Social Positioning and Consensus Building in ‘Board’ Meetings With Disagreements”: Poster Presentation and talks, American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), National Summer Meeting, Washington, DC 07/30/18; “Do I Belong Here?: Understanding Participation and non-Participation in a Contentious ‘Board’ Meetings” Poster Presentation and talks, AAPT, National Summer Meeting, Washington, DC 08/01/18; Organizer, Faculty Research Poster Session, “Thinking Christianly about Research and Teaching”, Midwest Faculty Conference, Cedar Campus, MI, Jun 16-22, 2018.
  • Kreie, Haddy – Working Group Organizer, American Society of Theatre Research: “Transnational Performance: Bridging Disjunctive Publics”; Working Group Presenter, American Society of Theatre Research, “Reimagining Sacrificial Violence: Arousing a Sense of Community and Self in Vodun Ceremony”’ Presenter, Missouri State Thespian Conference, “Transitioning from High School to College”
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – Presenter: “The Elusive Global Governance of Climate Change: Comparing Nationally Determined Contributions” at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston (Sep 2018); Presenter: “A Comparative Study of Citizens’ Evaluations of Campaign Pledge Fulfillment in Six Countries” at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston (Sep 2018).
  • Leventis, Panos – Presenter of: “Mapping The Old City: Street Art and Community Building in Nicosia, Cyprus”| University of Tours | Conference: “Rebel Streets: Urban Space, Art and Social Movements”| 2019.05.28 (forthcoming) | Tours, France; Discussant/panelist at the AIA Architectural Mini Film Festival | American Institute of Architects (Springfield Chapter) | 2019.04.07 | The Moxie Theater | Springfield, MO, USA; Discussant at Symposium “Practicing Optimism: Architects in their Communities” | Drury University | Hammons School of Architecture | 2019.04.05 | Springfield, MO,
  • Moser, Patrick – panel for Impact Zones & Liminal Spaces (San Diego State University, April 26-28, 2019)
  • Nichols, Kelley – Presented “It’s all in the family: Issues in family business” at the Great Game of Business Gathering of the Games, Dallas, September, 2018
  • Norton, Ginney – Pioneers of Innovation. The American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Conference, October 2018; Nuancing Discourses on Gender and Sexuality in Social Studies Education [Discussant]. College & University Faculty Assembly National Conference, November 2018; Pioneers of Innovation: Women Coders During the Cold War. Southern States Communication Association Conference, April 2019.
  • Ponder, Dan – Chair, Panel on: The Politics of Presidential Appointments, American Political Science Association Meeting, August 2018, Boston.
  • Precise, Natalie – Presented at the Southwest Missouri Literacy Association meeting “Comprehension Strategies for Your Classroom”, Springfield, MO (October 4, 2018); Presented at the Missouri State Teacher Association State Convention “Everyone is a Teacher of Reading”, Columbia, MO (November 9, 2018)
  • Prewitt, Janis- Conducted workshop on Employment Law to the Missouri Association of County Auditors on April 18, 2019 covering the FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, ADA and ADEA.
  • Utley, Mary – Intimate partner violence based on gender and sexual orientation. Southeastern Psychological Association, Jacksonville, FL – (Presenter); Presiding – Clinical/Counseling Methodology/Statistics Poster Session.
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Discussant, “Learning without Boundaries: New Developments in Undergraduate Pedagogy in Middle East Studies,” Middle East Studies Association conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2018; Organizer, Undergraduate Research Workshop, Middle East Studies Association conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2018
  • Wang, Jin – AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference; AACSB Deans Conference
  • Waters, Regina – Managing the Storm: The Essentials of Crisis Communication Planning. Presentation at the Omega Home Network National Conference in San Antonio.
  • Williamson, Ed – “Unlocking the Golden Door of Freedom: The Wisdom of George W. Carver for Today’s Beginning Teachers” at the MACTE Spring 2019 Conference, Columbia, MO, March 27, 2019; “Between Plessy and Brown: The Educational Journey of George W. Carver” at the 2nd Annual Teaching Black History Conference: 400 Years and Counting: Teaching Slavery and its Afterlife, Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education, Columbia, MO, July 26-27, 2019.
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – “It’s my time”: Older adults motivations for joining an intergenerational rock band. International Society for Music Education World Conference, Music Therapy Symposium. Salzburg, Austria, 2018; “I am powerful!”: Music therapy, self-efficacy, and recovery for women with addictions. American Music Therapy Association National Conference, Dallas, TX, 2018; Selecting, arranging, and teaching concert repertoire for an intergenerational rock band. American Music Therapy Association National Conference, Dallas, TX, 2018; Songwriting for self-care: Process, product, and practice. 3-hour CMTE workshop taught at American Music Therapy Association National Conference, Dallas, TX, 2018; NICU music therapy training. American Music Therapy Association National Conference, St. Dallas, TX, 2018; NICU music therapy training. Midwestern Regional American Music Therapy Association National Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2019.

Participant

  • Blair, Mary – Association of Governmental Accountants; AICPA Conference
  • Branton, Chris – SIGCSE 2019, Minneapolis, MN; CCSC 2019, St. Charles, MO.
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Urban Forest Connections Webinar, April 10, 2019, 1.25 hour, Green Readiness, Response and Recovery: Stewardship of natural resources in the context of disturbance, moderated by the Lindsay Campbell, USDA Forest Service, presenters Jonathan Halfon, FEMA, Re-Greening After the Joplin Tornado, Drury University, Nancy Chikaraishi and Traci Sooter. https://www.publicgardens.org/events/green-readiness-response-and-recovery-stewardship-natural-resources-context-disturbance
  • Claussen, Tina – 5/16-18 attend International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers Symposium
  • Cuff, Shannon – Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education spring conference, Columbia, Missouri.
  • Eastman, Valerie – Sustainability pre-conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland , Oregon
  • Gilbert, Katie – seminar, “Speculative Fiction.” Novel Theory: The Biennial Conference of the Society for Novel Studies at Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. May 31-June 2, 2018.
  • Groves, Jonathan – NSF Digital Learning Workshop, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, March 29-30, 2019
  • Hinrichs, Brant – American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), National Summer Meeting, Washington, DC 2018, July 28-August 1, 2018; Physics Education Research conference (PERC), Washington, DC 2018, August 1-2, 2018; Conference at the Interface of Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) in STEM and Psychological Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2018, September 6-7, 2018; Midwest Faculty Conference, Cedar Campus, MI, Jun 16-22, 2018.
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – NSF funded workshop: “Digital Science and Data Analytic Learning Environments” in Carroll University (March 2019).
  • Leventis, Panos – DU/HSA Faculty Councilor/Representative at “Black Box” 107th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) | 2019.03.28-30 | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Miller, Rebecca – College Art Association, February 2019
  • Norton, Ginney – The New American Colleges and Universities Summer Institute on Equity-Minded Curricular Reform, June 2019.
  • Precise, Natalie – SW Missouri State Teacher Association TEPS Fall event TEPS Committee Chair, registration table attendant Springfield, MO (September 20, 2018); Webinar: Missouri State Teachers Association: Professional Learning: Dyslexia; Webinar: CAEP Elementary and Advanced Standards” (December, 2018); Attended “Trauma-Informed Schools” Alpha Delta Kappa – Alpha Epsilon Springfield, MO (January, 2019)
  • Sabini, Maurizio – attended the 107th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in Pittsburgh PA, March 28-30, 2019
  • Williamson, Edward – Pizza and Politics sponsored by the Drury University School of Education and Child Development, February 6, 2019; Rural Schools Partnership Forum, West Plains, MO, April 4, 2019; Selected to attend Approaching Walden 2019 sponsored by the Walden Woods Project, Lincoln, MA, July 14-19, 2019.

Advisor to student presenter

  • Branton, Chris – Poster presentation by two seniors at CCSC, St. Charles, MO
  • Moser, Patrick – Advisor to student who presented at OTC’s Honor Conference (April, 2019); attended the Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers at the University of Tulsa with two students in the Publication Club (October, 2018). Both students and I received scholarships to attend.
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Advisor to two student conference presentations: Middle East Studies Association and Pi Sigma Alpha national conference.
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Advisor to junior student who won Best Student Submission at the Midwestern Regional AMTA Conference in March 2019, Kansas City, MO

Organizer of pre-college student academic contests, camps, and informational days

  • Cuff, Shannon – Education Day organizer; Education Pizza and Politics organizer
  • Miller, Rebecca – Best of the Midwest High School Juried Exhibition at the Pool Art Center November 2018
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Retention and Recruiting committee is responsible for Breech Day each fall.
  • Williamson, Ed – OTC-Waynesville education students to discuss transferring to Drury University, September 17, 2018.

Organizer of campus lectures

  • Browning, Peter – weekly Tuesday noon chapel events which involve invited speakers from across the campus and the wider community.
  • Claussen, Tina – Guest artist Dave Camwell visited/worked with students 10/16/18; Drury Jazz Festival (with guest artists/judges) 3/2/19
  • Gilbert, Katie – Organizer of Humanities & Ethics Center speaker series; Organized talk: “What to Do? Stories from the Daughter of a Holocaust Survivor” by Francie Wolff.
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – Coordinated the Pizza and Politics lunch series for AY 2018-19; coordinated Spring 2019 events for the Meador Center
  • Ponder, Daniel – organized lectures: Can Politics Stop at the Water’s Edge in the 21st Century? (Meena Bose), March 2019; U.S.-Israel Relations Under Obama and Trump (Ambassador Daniel Shapiro), February 2019; The President’s Book of Secrets (David Priess), September 2018.
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – China Town Hall, October 2018
  • Wang, Jin – China Town Hall

Leader for campus student group

  • Blunk, Cathy – French Club; French Conversation Table; Program Director, Study Abroad in Tours, France
  • Branton, Chris – Drury Esports club
  • Browning, Peter – adviser to the Matthew 25 Project
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – Interdisciplinary Student Research and Collaboration Club, the purpose of which is to get students from different disciplines to work on different research projects.
  • Eastman, Valerie – Psi Chi; Behavioral Sciences Club; Habitat for Humanity
  • Gilbert, Katie – faculty advisor to the student Humanities Society, advisor to Drury’s Humanities House.
  • Groves, Jonathan – Advisor, KDRU
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Co-faculty advisor, Society of Physics Students
  • Kreie, Haddy – Faculty liaison for Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honor society
  • Miller, Rebecca – Student Advocates for the Arts
  • Moser, Patrick – Faculty advisor to the Publication Club
  • Nichols, Kelly Still -Faculty adviser to the Diversity Scholars
  • Ponder, Daniel – Pre-Law/Pi Sigma Alpha; faculty advisor College Democrats
  • Schur, Richard – Honors Student Association; Honors House
  • Sooter, Traci – Allies; Design-Build Club; SMART Mob!
  • Utley, Mary – Advisor Behavioral Sciences Club; Co-Advisor Psi Chi (International Honor Society)
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Faculty Advisor for College Democrats, Model United Nations
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta; Faculty Co-Director, Study Abroad Rome Italy

Supervisor for student research, internship, and community engagement

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Worked with three students on honors music projects; two voice students gave senior recitals.
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – supervising a student from the University of Missouri St. Louis and there is some work that will lead to mutual publications; working on multiple virtual models aiming at solving the data reduction problem in a business setting
  • Eastman, Valerie – Faculty sponsor for 48 student interns; Supervised 4 student research projects related to test development
  • Gilbert, Katie – Faculty advisor for multiple student projects that were presented at the MSU Undergraduate Literary Conference in April 2019.
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Supervised 2 student internships
  • Miller, Rebecca – Arts Administration trip to the Missouri State Capitol to advocate for the arts at Citizens’ Day, February 2019
  • Sooter, Traci -Spring 2019, two students, Echo Valley Project
  • Utley, Mary – worked with 7 students on research projects presented at MAUPRC.
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – worked with 10 students to place them in internships across the country
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Supervisor 2 student interns (GLO, History Museum)

Professionally-related community service

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Sing in church choir at Christ Episcopal Church; Lector at Christ Episcopal Church
  • Branton, Chris – Volunteer with Springfield Public Schools First Robotics team.
  • Browning, Peter – secretary for the board of the Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks
  • Bufkin, Jana – Consulting with organizers of a parent-oriented community drug awareness event that was aligned with a private, statewide initiative.
  • Cuff, Shannon – Presentation to the Institute of Mature Learners regarding the past and future of K-12 education; Drury University community Teach-In, June 2018; Facilitator of teacher candidate for the Black History Summer Academy taking place on Drury’s campus in June 2019
  • Dhou, Khaldoon – Associate Editor for the International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management; Program Committee Member for the International Conference on Computational Science; Program Committee Member for the International Conference on Swarm Intelligence; Reviewer for many journals and conferences: Information and Management, Future Generation Computer Systems, IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Eastman, Valerie – Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, co-chair Family Selection Committee
  • Gilbert, Katie – Board Member of the League of Women Voters
  • Groves, Jonathan – Judge, LAD Fair, March 2018
  • Miller, Rebecca – First Friday Organization Board Member
  • Moser, Patrick – working with American Dehydrated Foods on employee instruction in French language and culture.
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – I-Care Harmony House task force–development of I-Care as a model for other domestic violence shelters across the country.
  • Prewitt, Janis – Volunteer for Light from Light (a brighter Haiti)
  • Sabini, Maurizio – member of the AIA [American Institute of Architects] Springfield Chapter Design Awards Committee 2018 + chaired the Public Jury [composed by local leaders not from the field of architecture] for the 2018 AIA Springfield Design Awards
  • Sooter, Traci – Eden Village, Sigma Kappa Sorority
  • Spence, Karen – AIA Springfield Board, President-Elect
  • Waters, Regina – Vice President and Chair Elect, Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks.
  • Williamson, Edward – VIP (Volunteer in Park) at George Washington Carver National Monument during Prairie Day, September 8, 2018; Presented program on George W. Carver at Newburg, MO Elementary School, October 11, 2018.
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Organizer, Medieval Fair/e Arts and Crafts Tables for Campus and Community, April 2019

External Review Consulting

  • Cuff, Shannon – Reviewer, Ozark Public Schools Grades 11 and 12 English Language Arts curriculum
  • Gilbert, Katie – Outside reviewer for a scholar under consideration for promotion and tenure at Albright college.
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Design Critic for a graduate studio final reviews at Washington University, St Louis [Dec 2018]; Design Critic for a thesis studio pre-final reviews at the Facolta’ di Architettura, University’ di Bologna, Cesena, Italy [July 2018]
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – William Jewell University, History Department, April 2019

Adjudicating

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Judge – Ozark Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing – student auditions (Oct. 6, 2018)
  • Claussen, Tina – 2/23 clinician/adjudicator Central Missouri State Jazz Festival
  • Sabini, Maurizio – juror of a five-member international jury for the 2019 THE PLAN Awards, an international program that recognizes excellence in all scales of design among entries from across the world [Spring 2019]

Other Professional Activities

  • Wang, Jin – AACSB Peer Review Team

2017 - 2018

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Ongoing Funded Projects

  • Henderson, Kevin – co-authored grants to sustain Drury’s Humanities and Arts Film Series at The Moxie, which is now entering its seventh season with average community attendance of 60-70 people and occasional capacity crowds
  • Koch, Christopher – Missouri Arts Council Discipline Grant 2017
  • Luttrell, Vickie & Bufkin, Jana – Co-writers and co-evaluators: “Veterans Drug Court: Barry, Stone, and Lawrence Counties, Missouri, 39th Judicial Circuit” SAMHSA grant will continue through September 2018. Amount awarded: ~$800,000; Co-writers and co-evaluators: “39th Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Expansion & Enhancement.” SAMHSA grant will continue through September 2019. Amount awarded: ~$960,000
  • Nichols, Elizabeth – Principal Investigator/PI: Drury Somos/CAMP program ($1.9 million)
  • Popescu, Ioana – Missouri Department of Conservation funded $2,400 working with students to transfer the > 3,000 specimens of more than 100 year old Drury Herbarium to acid free paper. Sooter, Traci – TKF Foundation – $685,000 – on going- awarded in 2013
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Primary grant author, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (US State Department)

New Grant Awards

  • Cuff, Shannon – Mara W. Breech Foundation, $7,000 to fund Rural Teacher Mentorship program
  • Ealy, Megan – Smith-Glynn-Callaway Medical Foundation Grant awarded May 2017 for research equipment purchase in TSC. Co-authored with Carina Collins. Award of $6,250 with institutional match
  • Garrott, Jay – During the 2017-2018 year the Center for Community Studies contracted with six regional communities or community groups to assist with the development of long range community visions. The Center charges each community/community group served only for the direct costs of the study:
    • City of Springfield, MO, Hazelwood Cemetery, $4,200
    • City of Mt. Vernon, MO, City Center Vision, $4,765
    • Commercial Club of Springfield, C-Street Vision, $3,855
    • City of Salem, MO, City Center Vision, $6,340
    • City of Willard, Community Vision, $4,000
    • City of Oronogo, MO, Community Vision, $5,571
  • Koch, Christopher – Missouri Arts Council Discipline Grant 2018
  • Moser, Patrick – CW Titus Foundation Grant for $15,000 (November, 2017)
  • Schur, Rich – The Role of Law in the Thought and Work of Toni Morrison
  • Spence, Karen – Missouri Department of Conservation Community Conservation Grant

Professional Positions Held

Awards for Professional/Creative Work

  • Davidson, James – Drury Award for Faculty Commitment to Community Engagement (for work with Springfield-Drury Girls Choir, Springfield Regional Opera, Boys Choir of Springfield, etc.)
  • Herrington, Rachael – Nominated for Drury University’s Liberal Learning Award
  • Hornsby, Teresa – Charles H. Reynolds Distinguished Alumni Award, University of TN (to be presented on April 10 in Knoxville)
  • Moore, Bruce – AIA National Design Award for Interior Architecture on the Reeds Spring Middle School project as acoustical consultant to Dake | Wells Architecture. https://www.aia.org/showcases/169536-reeds-spring-middle-school This project has also / will be published in multiple national level magazine for this prestigious award on this project
  • Ponder, Dan – Drury University Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship
  • Popescu, Ioana – Good Steward Award “Drury University Grounds” Arbor Day 2017
  • Precise, Natalie – Nominated for “ADK Excellence in Education Award” (Results presented at ADK State Convention in April, 2018)
  • Sabini, Maurizio – “The Plan Journal,” the research journal in architecture for which I serve as editor-in-chief, has been ranked in the top category [“essential periodicals”] by the world-wide Association of Architecture Schools Librarians
  • Sharpe, Carlyle – Winner: 2018 Missouri Composers Project (MOCOP) competition; ASCAP Plus Award
  • Sooter, Traci – Elevated to Fellow – The College of Fellows, of the American Institute of Architects

Commissioned Professional Work

  • Browning, Peter – will do a two-week seminar in Hanover, Germany at the Leibniz University in late July/early August 2018. The seminar will be “The History of U.S. American Theology in the 20th Century.”
  • Hornsby, Teresa – “Queerer Things: Lee Edelman’s No Future and the Death of Eleven” conference paper for the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, November 2017
  • Miller, Rebecca – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” commission for Dr. Tim and Wendy Cloyd
  • Ponder, Dan – write a chapter on Harry S Truman for Lori Cox Han, editor, Hatred of America’s Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump (forthcoming from ABC-CLIO)
  • Popescu, Ioana – Working on the Herbarium of the Pacific Rim Institute – an environmental stewardship organization in Washington State: collected, dried, labeled, and mounted ~ 100 specimens – June 2017
  • Sharpe, Carlyle – Clap Your Hands for a cappella SATB Chorus
  • Sooter, Traci – Scott Home in Chadwick, Missouri

Editor

  • Popescu, Ioana – Campus Tree Map – updates together with two local arborists
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Editor-in-Chief for “The Plan Journal”
  • Utley, Mary – Consulting Editor – Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research

Reviewer

  • Cuff, Shannon – Editorial Review Board, Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice; Reviewer, Talking Points scholarly journal, a National Council of Teachers of English publication
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – judge for the 2018 AITP Excellence in Technology Awards
  • Ponder, Daniel – Various journals in political science, and reviewer with book cover blurbs for: Edwards, George C. III, Kennety R. Mayer, and Stephen J. Wayne, Presidential Leadership: Politics and Policy Making (10th edition), Rowan and Littlefield; and Han, Lori Cox, editor, New Directions in the American Presidency (2nd edition), Routledge
  • Robbins, Tim – Peer Review for an article in the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Literature
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Reviewer for IEREK [International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange], for conferences on sustainable urbanism, proceedings published by ELSEVIER
  • Taylor, Charles – Peer Reviewer: Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs; Rhetorica
  • Utley, Mary – Reviewer for Pearson’s Education digital product, REVEL – Hudson/Whisenhunt’s Introduction to Psychology – Chapter 1 and 5; Southeastern Psychological Association Convention Paper Reading Judge
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Peer Reviewer, Middle East History, Fulbright US Scholar Program (US State Department); Peer Review, article for the journal Mathal; Peer Review, article for journal Politics and Governance
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Editorial Board for “Music Therapy Perspectives,” one of the top two peer-reviewed journals in the field of music therapy; Guest Reviewer: Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.

Leadership Positions

  • Cuff, Shannon – Community Partnership of the Ozarks Board of Directors; P-20 Council of the Ozarks; Beginning Teacher Assistance Program University Consortium
  • Davidson, James – Executive Director, Springfield-Drury Girls Choir; Artistic Director, Boys Choir of Springfield; Chorus Master, Springfield Regional Opera; Assistant Director of Music Ministries, First and Calvary Church; President, Queen City Chapter of Beer Choir
  • Garrott, Jay – Director, Center for Community Studies, Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University
  • Gilbert, Katie – Director of the Humanities and Ethics Center; Field Representative/Office Director for the Missouri Humanities Council; Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters
  • Koch, Christopher – Music Director, Springfield Regional Opera; Music Director, Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra; Executive Director, Springfield Regional Opera
  • Henderson, Kevin – Chair, Department of Languages and Literature; Director, Drury’s Humanities and Arts Film Series at The Moxie; Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society; Coordinator, Assessment Review for Languages and Literature
  • Herrington, Rachael – Co-Founder and Chair of Stand Against Trafficking Coalition
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – serve on the boards for our local ISACA chapter and for the Mid-Missouri chapter of Infragard, a public-private partnership with the FBI
  • Miller, Rebecca – Art & Art History Program Chair; Arts Administration Director
  • Moore, Bruce – Board President, Ozarks Antique Automobile Club including oversight of the largest regional swap meeting in the mid-US and raising charitable donations of $25,000 for 2017
  • Moser, Patrick – Led a Study Abroad trip to Tours, France (Summer, 2017)
  • Nichols, Kelley Still – Scholarship fundraising committee, Accounting and Financial Women’s Association; Chair, Recruiting and Retention committee, Breech School of Business
  • Sooter, Traci – Director, Design-Build Programs
  • Spence, Karen – Secretary, Springfield Chapter of American Institute of Architects
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Founder and current Board Member, Committee for Undergraduate Education, Middle East Studies Association
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Board of Directors for the Certification Board for Music Therapist

Performances

  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Performed the role of Rodrigo in a production of Verdi’s opera Otello at Hammons Hall (October 8 – sung in Italian); performed the role of Monostatos in a production of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute at Gillioz Theatre (April 13 and 14 – sung in German); gave a guest recital at the University of Arkansas with musicians from Springfield and Kansas City (March 2). Chamber music by Georg Telemann. Sung in German.
  • Claussen, Tina – perform twice a month as a member of the Missouri Jazz Orchestra; play lead alto and direct Springfield Drury Jazz Orchestra which performs 2-3 times/year; Springfield Jazz Festival (both as director of Drury Jazz I and with Missouri Jazz Orchestra); multiple performances with Wings of Swing (regional dance band); multiple performances around the Springfield and SW Missouri region as a freelance musician
  • Davidson, James – Director of Choral Activities, Drury (yearly concert series, numerous community performances); Conductor/Artistic Director, Boys Choir of Springfield (2017-2018 season concert series); Chorus Master, Springfield Regional Opera (Verdi’s Otello, Mozart’s Die Zauberflӧte); Co-Chorus Master, Springfield Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Brahms’ Nӓnie, Copland’s Tender Land, Verdi’s Nabucco, and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly); Chorister, Missouri Choral Artists (professional choral ensemble); Premiered numerous compositions by Drury students/faculty; Organist for the Inauguration of Dr. Tim Cloyd; Pianist for Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Ceremony; Accompanist for numerous student recitals yearly
  • Koch, Christopher – Guest Artist Recital: Texas Tech School of Music; Guest Artist Recital: University of Arkansas; Conductor: Springfield Regional Opera Don Pasquale; Conductor: Springfield Regional Opera Otello; Conductor: Springfield Regional Opera Masquerade; Conductor: Springfield Drury Civic Orchestra Season Finale Concert; Conductor: Springfield Drury Civic Orchestra New Voices Concert; Music at Mother’s Brewery Series
  • Sharpe, Carlyle – June 11, 2017|Flourishes|Modern Brass Qunitet|Pasadena Presbyterian Church|Pasadena, CA; June 22, 2017|Laudate Nomen|Singers Companye|Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Ireland; September 21, 2017|Prelude, Elegy and Scherzo|Equinox Brass Quintet|Washington State University, Pullman, WA; October 30, 2017|Clap Your Hands|Drury Singers|Drury University; March 3, 2018|Laudate Nomen|Linden Singers|St. John the Divine Anglican Church|Victoria, British Columbia; March 11, 2018|Clap Your Hands|Columbia Chamber Choir|Columbia, MO; April 8, 2018|Prelude, Elegy and Scherzo|Vastera’s Brass Qunitet|Vasteras Cathedral|Sweden
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Director of Drury’s Intergenerational Rock Band, a community outreach engaged learning experience for Drury students paired with older adults (age 60+)

Professional Consulting Services

  • Coates, Keith – Ongoing statistical consultant for CoxHealth
  • Davidson, James – Numerous high school clinics
  • DeBauche, Gary – Investment Advisor to Sterling Investment Management with assets of $150 million. Serve on the Investment Committee and Asset and Liability Committee to Farmers State Bank
  • Herrington, Rachael – Conduct Compensation and Pension evaluations for the Veterans Evaluation Services for military and former military
  • Moore, Bruce – acoustical consultation on following projects: Springfield Public Schools on some Central High gymnasium acoustical issues, NForm on the Ava Baptist Church renovation and upcoming College of the Ozarks project, Hood-Rich on the Northside Christian Church renovation and new facility team, Dake|Wells on finishing up the renovation at Expedia as well as the concluding stages of Reeds Spring Middle School; providing pro-bono acoustical design for the new Drury Black Box Theater; provided forensic consultation to attorneys throughout Missouri on 37 separate cases
  • Nichols, Kelley Still – Consulting services to The Great Game of Business; consulting services and training for Transland Trucking; business valuation services and expert testimony for Craig Lowther, attorney at law; mediation services for a partnership split up
  • Popescu, Ioana – Apps in the classroom Dr. Scott Sigman’s class – students testing how cell phones could be used in a biology classroom as instant class assessment and feed-back; DU Campus Tree App – Dr. Scott Sigman’s student project
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Ongoing music therapy consultation, NICU, Cox South Hospital

Other Professional Activities

  • Browning, Peter – spent the academic year expanding June 2018 article, “The Global Obesity Epidemic: Shifting the Focus from Individuals to the Food Industry,” into a short book. Getting feedback and revising the book with the hope of receiving support from a senior scholar in the field to have the work published.
  • Claussen, Tina – member of Missouri Jazz Orchestra; lead alto saxophone and director of Springfield/Drury Jazz Orchestra
  • Davidson, James – organizing international concert tour to Prague, CZ for Drury Choirs for May 2019
  • Koch, Christopher – Administrator/Organizer Springfield International Conducting Workshop with the Springfield Symphony
  • Henderson, Kevin – Member, Arts and Sciences Subcommittee “Institutional Character”
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – taught two sessions for the Heartland Regional International Management Accountants (IMA) conference on “Improving your Cybersecurity Posture using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework”; also presented on the same topic for the Tulsa chapter of the IMA
  • Miller, Rebecca – Photographic Documentation of March For Our Lives, Washington DC, March 2018
  • Moore, Bruce – Committee Member, AIA (American Institute of Architects) Springfield Charitable Planning Committee (Sustainable Operations); Architectural Experience Advisor, SW Missouri and Drury University, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards including service on the newly created Professional Education Committee; Missouri SAVE Coalition (Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation) continued certification for volunteer status including regional FEMA training for management assignment
  • Nichols, Kelley Still – Member: Diversity MODES; Accounting and Financial Women’s Association; Association of Governmental Accounting; Institute of Management Accountants; Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants; League of Women Voters
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Member of a NAAB [National Architectural Accrediting Board] visiting team for the accreditation of an architecture program at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco
  • Spence, Karen – Secretary, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks Board
  • Utley, Mary – Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Lead organizer, Undergraduate Research Workshop, Middle East Studies Association annual conference, Washington, DC (November 2017)
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Music Therapist and Music Therapy Practicum Supervisor, Synergy Recovery Center, Rogersville

Exhibits

Juried Solo and Group Art Exhibitions

  • Lowery, Todd – Three paintings and a photographic print from Professor Todd Lowery were selected by German curatorial duo Heinrich Legewie and Georg Eichinger for inclusion in the two-city exhibition “Artists in Athens, City of Crisis”

Guest Curator

  • Garvin, William – Curated “Nothing Vain: Moorehead Phillips, American Airman and Artist, 1920-1945,” the artwork of a USAAF pilot killed in World War II. Pool Art Center Gallery, November 3-24, 2017
  • Russo, Tom – Co-curator with Rebecca Miller: Veterans Views a juried photographic exhibit, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, July-November, 2017

Gallery Director

  • Miller, Rebecca – Pool Art Center Gallery Director; Drury on C-Street Gallery Director

Invited Lectures

  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Presented Life Interrupted-Art for Social Change Crossing the Boundary of Time and Space at the ACSA Fall Conference: Crossings Between the Proximate and Remote in Marfa TX, October 12-14, 2017. (31% acceptance rate)
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Diversity and Inclusion: A Win/Win for Your Organization, presented to the Missouri County Auditors Association; Presented Tax Issues Surrounding Donations of Cash and Property to the Community Foundation of Barton County board of directors and partners
  • Schur, Rich – MSU Undergraduate Literature Conference
  • Taylor, Charles – Community Engagement: The Social Contract for Emerging Leaders. Invited presentation at 1st annual Springfield Campus Leaders Forum, March 2018
  • Williamson, Edward – Lecture on Prayer of Faith. Queensborough Church of Christ Annual Study, Shreveport, LA. October 28, 2017; Lecture on George Washington Carver. Maranatha Baptist Academy, St. Robert, MO. October 30, 2017; Lecture on George Washington Carver. Newburg Elementary, Newburg, MO. November 7, 2017; Lecture on Old Testament Geography. Wright County Retired Teachers’ Association, Mountain Grove, MO. April 17, 2018

Publications

Books, edited volumes, or journals

  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – A Green Recovery in Cunningham Park: Drury University Responds to the Joplin Tornado, by K. Hedges, T. Sooter, N. Chikaraishi, article in the US Forest Service General Technical Report Green Readiness, Response and Recovery: A Collaborative Synthesis due out in summer 2018; Healing Powers of Nature in Joplin’s Cunningham Park: Coupling Design-Build and Civic Ecology, book chapter by K. Hedges, T. Sooter, N. Chikaraishi, Grassroots to Global: Broader Impacts of Civic Ecology, Marianne Krasny, ed., Cornell University Press, due out spring 2018.
  • Garrott, Jay – Invited Contributor, Excellent Reporter: Reporting on the Meaning and the Excellence of Life, What Makes A Compassionate City?, Compassionate Communities, Jay G. Garrott, Feb. 27, 2018, https://excellencereporter.com/2018/02/27/prof-jay-g-garrott-compassionate-communities/; Invited Speaker, “The Kitchen, Inc. Campus Redevelopment: “Private Partnership in Community Planning”, Community Development Society International Conference, BIG Skies | BOLD Partnerships: Moving Mountains Together, Big Sky, MT, 2017
  • Herrington, Rachael – Breaking Her Spirit Through Objectification, Fragmentation, and Consumption: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Domestic Sex Trafficking. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 2017
  • Leventis, Panos – Editor of the 24-page newsletter “HSA NEWS” (vol.4), an annual publication of the Hammons School of Architecture that features sections on faculty news/publications, student work/activities and alumni updates/awards
  • Miller, Rebecca – Studio Visit Magazine juried publication, Volume Thirty-nine, 2017
  • Nichols, Elizabeth – “’Playing’ with Identity: Storytelling, Performance and Feminine Agency in Cosplay”- Accepted for publication with Continuum
  • Popescu, Ioana – Completed Wildflowers of Romania – a photographic field guide – June 2017 now in process of translating it to Romanian
  • Precise, Natalie – Professional development needs for general education teachers to educate children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Journal: ATE-K The Advocate Pages: 42-49 Vol. 23; No. 5 (Fall, 2017)
  • Robbins, Tim – Urban Landscapes in 21st Century Latin American Narrative. Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming Summer 2018)
  • Sooter, Traci – Exploring, Experiencing, Integration in The Arts In US Higher Education (The Arts in Higher Education) Edited by Nancy H. Hensel – Book Chapter – Architecture and the Liberal Arts: A Whole- School Approach to Community Engagement. Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2018 edition (January 17, 2018), ISBN-10: 3319710508, ISBN-13: 978-3319710501; Architectural Graphic Standards Student Edition, 12th Edition Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Articles chapters, and papers

  • Blunk, Cathy – Je cuidoie avoir bien fait: Sainté and the Rules of the Game, Medieval Feminist Forum, vol. 52 no. 2, 2017: 102-150 Faux Pas in the Chronicles: What is a Pas d’armes? Medieval Chronicle, vol. 11, 2017: 87-107
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Paper, Life Interrupted-Art for Social Change, was digitally published as part of the proceedings for the ACSA Fall Conference, November 15, 2017; her artwork, Liberty and Justice for All will be featured in the National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) spring Newsletter #12: “2017: A Year in Review — Preserving and Interpreting World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites” as a collaborator with CORE Performance Company on Gaman. Sketchbook pages of Monta Mozuna’s Anti-Dwelling House in Hokkaido from her year in Japan and China are featured in the book Fellowships at Van Alen, Van Alen Institute, December 2017.
  • Ealy, Megan – Roccio M, Perny M, Ealy M, Widmer HR, Heller S, Senn P. (2018) “Molecular characterization and prospective isoloation of human fetal cochlear hair cell progenitors” Nature Communications (revision under review)
  • Gilbert, Katie – I wish I could annihilate it from the face of the earth: Property Law, Bodies, and Acts of Marking in Wuthering Heights. Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature. Summer 2017; Rose O’Neill and the Suffragist Movement, article in Catalog for the Springfield, Missouri Art Museum’s upcoming Spring 2018 Rose O’Neill Exhibit (forthcoming as edited volume); published 3 articles in the MO Humanities Council Magazine
  • Herrington, Rachael – Effective Survivor Interviewing and Response Techniques. Invited panelist at training by Greene County Sheriff’s Office; Understanding Human Trafficking Survivor Behavior and Mentality: A Trauma-Informed Perspective. Invited training by Greene County Sheriff’s Office; Human Trafficking Trends and Impacts. Invited training by Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Co-Presented with a Special Agent from the FBI; Sex Trafficking in the Ozarks: Educating the Medical Community and Other Key Professionals Invited training by Cox Hospital;
  • Luttrell, Vickie and Bufkin, Jana – various reports, analysis, evaluation reports prepared for the 39th Judicial Circuit and the substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Davidson, James – Choral Director Magazine, “2017 Year in Review” (contributor)
  • Henderson, Kevin – “Failed Comportment and Fits of Discomposure in the Films of Wes Anderson” Studies in Languages and Literature. UT – Austin. 60.2 (Summer 2018); “‘Why Do You Make Me Do This?’: Spectator Empathy, Self-Loathing Lawmen and Nicholas Ray’s Noir Vision in On Dangerous Ground.” Interdisciplinary Humanities. Spring 2016 (Release Winter 2017); “A Novel Approach to
  • Biographical Access: Transcending Time and Space in Woolf’s Orlando.” 19th/20th Century Modernism. Midwestern Conference on Languages, Literature and New Media. Northern Illinois University
  • Leventis, Panos – Publication of a book chapter titled Montreal Mythologies: Narrating the City in the volume “Reading Architecture: Literary Imagination & Architectural Experience”, edited by A. Sioli and Y. Jung (New York: Routledge); Publication of an article titled Stories of Habitation from 14th Century Nicosia in the refereed journal “Archaeologia Cypria”, vol. 7 (Nicosia: Cyprus Association of Archaeologists)
  • Moser, Patrick – “The Hawaii Promotion Committee and The Appropriation of Surfing,” forthcoming in the Pacific Historical Review (University of California Press); A short story, “The Ministry of Brooms: A Children’s Story,” appears in the online journal The Writing Disorder (December, 2017); “On a Mission: Hiram Bingham and the Rhetoric of Urgency” appeared in the Critical Surf Studies Reader (Duke University Press) in September, 2017
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – The razor’s edge: How Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s disrupted the men’s grooming market, Business Case Journal
  • Precise, Natalie – Blog: Dr. Precise’s Literacy Playground Link to blog: https://literacyplaygroundblog.wordpress.com/
  • Robbins, Tim – The Tourist Aesthetic and Empire in Rodrigo Fresa’s Mantra and Jardines de Kensington in Urban Landscapes in 21st Century Latin American Narrative
  • Russo, Tom – “Transenna” and “Transept” in The Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology. ed. Paul Corby Finney, Eerdmans Publishing, 2017
  • Sabini, Maurizio – New Paths of Critical Modernism: The Works of Filippo Caprioglio, introduction to the monograph “Filippo Caprioglio Architetto” (Venice, It.: ME Publisher, 2017)
  • Sooter, Traci – “Architecture and the Liberal Arts: Whole-School Approach to Education and Serving Communities” January 27, 2018. https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2018/01/27/architecture-liberal-arts-whole-school-approach-education-serving-communities/; “Response and Recovery After the Deadliest United States Tornado in a Century” April 5, 2017 https://www.thenatureofcities.com/author/tracisooter/
  • Spence, Karen – “Presence and Absence” in Shadow Patterns: The Architecture of E. Fay Jones, Jeff Shannon, ed., University of Arkansas Press, April 2017
  • Utley, Mary – AN AFTERNOON BEHIND BARS: HOW TOURING A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IMPACTS STUDENT LEARNING Journal of Criminal Justice Education (under review)
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Introductory essay, article on undergraduate Middle East Studies research, Review of Middle East Studies (forthcoming spring 2018)

Reviews

  • Precise, Natalie – International Literacy Association – Reviewer for 2018 Conference proposals (Oct, 2017)
  • Sooter, Traci – “Better Places Add Up to Better Cities” A review of Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places by Nan Ellin. 2012. Island Press. ISBN 13: 978-1-61091-374-4. 141 pages. August 15, 2016. https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/08/15/better-places-add-up-to-better-cities/
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Review of the book Integrative health through music therapy: Accompanying the journey from illness to wellness., by S. Hanser. Music Therapy Perspectives, 2017. [In Press]

Interviews

  • Davidson, James – NPR Interview, Drury Vespers (Dec. 2017)
  • Garvin, William – NPR station KSMU regarding Stone Chapel and the Chalfant Organ
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – interviewed multiple times by local television stations and Biz417 on Cybersecurity related matters over the past year. Some of those television interviews have been repackaged and used in the Kansas City and Raleigh North Carolina markets by their CBS affiliates.
  • Miller, Rebecca – CreativPaper Magazine, Spring 2018, 10-page interview and publication of visual works
  • Schur, Rich – 2 podcasts recorded for the New Books in Music Podcast
  • Taylor, Charles – Multiple interviews with media outlets: News-Leader, KOLR-10, KY3, KSMU

Musical Compositions

Conferences, Workshops, Panels, and Lectures

Organizer, chair of program, discussant, presenter

  • Claussen, Tina – Presenter, International Jazz Composer’s Symposium for the original composition “Pitter Pat”
  • Coates, Keith – Organizer for Project NeXT (New Experiences in Teaching) for the upcoming Meeting of the Missouri Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America, April 6-7
  • Cuff, Shannon – University/School Partnership for the Win: Practicing and Future Teachers Collaborate to Support ELLs with Informational Text Reading Strategies July 2017, International Literacy Association, Orlando, Florida; Graduate Education Adjunct Faculty Leadership Project, October 2017, Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference, Lake Ozark, Missouri
  • Davidson, James – Exhibitor (Representing Drury Dept. of Music), Missouri Music Educators Association Convention
  • Gilbert, Katie – Organizer, Symposium: Humanities and the Future. The Missouri Humanities Council and The Humanities and Ethics Center at Drury University. Springfield, MO. March 22; Panelist, Law, Literature, and Emotion. Modern Language Association. New York, NY. January 2018; Panelist, Horror in Popular Culture, Panel at the Springfield-Greene County Public Library. October 16, 2017; Co-Presenter, After the Women’s March: What Comes Next? Talk at that Springfield-Greene County Public Library June 20, 2017
  • Henderson, Kevin – Organizer, Annual English Symposium; Organizer and Host, Drury’s Alumni and Area Writing Professionals Panel Discussion; Host/Co-Host of Area Performances and Fund-Raisers
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – Presented paper, “The Role of Literature in Activism: Ronit Matalon and the Single Mothers’ March on Jerusalem,” Midwest Jewish Studies Assoc. Wayne State University, Detroit, 23-4 October 2017; Presented paper, “Maternal Criticism: Reading Women Writers as Participation in Nonviolent Resistance,” Reception Study Society Conference, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, 21-3 September 2017
  • Koch, Christopher – Administrator/Organizer Charles R. Hall Young Artist Competition; Administrator/Organizer Springfield Orchestra Festival
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – Presented “The Elusive Global Governance of Climate Change: Comparing Nationally Determined Contributions” at the General Conference of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco, CA (Sep 2017); Co-authors presented “Citizens’ Evaluations of Campaign Pledge Fulfillment in Six Countries” at the APSA General Conference in San Francisco, CA. (Sep 2017) [Both of the preceding research papers were presented (by co-authors) at the 2017 European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference in Oslo (Sep 6-9, 2017)]
  • Leventis, Panos – Diversifying the City: Italian Merchants in Famagusta, 1310-1571 at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) in New Orleans, LA
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – represented Drury University at the Research Triangle ISACA Chapter’s monthly meeting in Research Triangle Park, NC where I presented on Cyberwarfare and critical infrastructure; also presented for the 34th class of Leadership Springfield on current Cybersecurity threats
  • Ponder, Dan – Chair, The Presidency and Political Control at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco
  • Popescu, Ioana – Presenter, Missouri Botanical Conference November 3, 2017 Rolla, Missouri Science and Technology Institute “Wildflowers of Romania – building a field guide”
  • Precise, Natalie – International Conference Presenter: ADK International Education Symposium, New Orleans, LA (July, 2017) “Literacy and Technology”; State Conference Presenter: MSTA State Convention Columbia, MO (November, 2017) “Engagement of Learners: Comprehension & Vocab K-12 Literacy Strategies” (2 sessions); Local Presenter: ADK Alpha Epsilon Springfield Area Chapter Springfield, MO (January, 2018) “Literacy & Technology”
  • Presley, Morgan – Presley, M.L., Hanuscin, D.L., Hill, Tiffany, Davis, Jeni. (2018). Introducing Preservice Teachers to the NGSS. Association for Science Teacher Education, Baltimore, MD
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Session moderator: The Imperative for More Resilient Edges, presented by The Plan Journal, at the conference: The Ethical Imperative ACSA Annual Meeting 2018, Denver CO; panelist Kahn + Scarpa: A Critical Conversation with Maria Bonaiti, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia [Venice, Italy], at the College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station TX
  • Sooter, Traci – New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, January 2017 Planting Resilience: One Tree at a Time Moderator – Donna Coble, Executive Director, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri; Co-Speakers: Dominique Davis, Coordinator, Neighborhood ReLeaf; Josh Carron, Urban Forester, Certified Arborist, Forest Park Arboriculture, City of St. Louis
  • Taylor, Charles – On the Origin of the Origin of Species: Faith, Science and Advocacy in 19th Century Britain. Keynote presentation at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Rhetoric of Science. London, UK, March 2018
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Upcoming International Refereed Research Poster: “It’s My Time”: Older Adults’ Motivations for Joining an Intergenerational Rock Band” at International Society for Music Education (ISME) Special Music Education and Music Therapy Pre-Conference Commission Seminar July 12-14, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria; National Refereed Presentations: Wlodarczyk, N. & Peyton, J. (2017). Say what you need to say: Professional communication in music therapy. American Music Therapy Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO; Standley, J., Cevasco, A., Engel, J. N., Gooding, L., Hamm, E., Rushing, J., DeLoach, D., Wlodarczyk, N., & Peyton, J. (2017). NICU music therapy training. American Music Therapy Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO; Wlodarczyk, N. (2017). Bridging the gap: Exploring older adults’ experiences in an intergenerational rock band. American Music Therapy Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO. Local Conference: “Medical Music Therapy: Enhancing Pediatric Trauma Care” Marie McGettigan, MD, Natalie Wlodarczyk, PhD, MT-BC, NICU-MT, and Triesa Massey, MHA presented at 2nd Annual Pediatric Trauma Conference, Cox College, Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Phi Alpha Theta National Bi-ennial Conference on History Jan 2018

Participants

  • Davidson, James – Missouri Music Educators Association Convention; American Choral Directors Association Convention
  • Gilbert, Katie – Law and Humanities Senior Scholars Interdisciplinary Workshop: Slavery & Reparations; Authoritarianism Georgetown Law School. Washington, DC. June 2017; Creative Non-Fiction. Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop and Retreat at the University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI June 2017
  • Herrington, Rachael – Juvenile Sex Trafficking Conference, Shared Hope International. New Orleans, LA; Effectively Investigating Cases Involving Juvenile Sex Trafficking Conference. Springfield, MO; Understanding the Legal Framework for Trafficking Survivors For Social Service Providers, Springfield, MO
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – NAFSA (International Assoc/International Educators), NAFSA Seminar on Peace and the Global Society: Women as Peacebuilders, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, 28-9 May 2017
  • Leventis, Panos – The Ethical Imperative, the 106th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) in Denver, CO; Participant at the interdisciplinary conference Literature, Arts and History in the Work of Niki Marangou, organized by King’s College London and British School at Athens, in Athens, Greece; Histories, Spaces and Heritages at the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Greek State in Athens, Greece
  • Miller, Rebecca – College Art Association, February 2018
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Institute of Management Accountants, annual Continuing Professional Education conference; Association of Government Accountants, annual conference; Accounting Educators Conference, UMKC
  • Popescu, Ioana – St. Louis Missouri Botanical Gardens Systematics Symposium October 13-14, 2017 “Next Generation Biology: from Species to Ecosystems”
  • Precise, Natalie – ADK State Convention (April, 2018) Teacher Education & Professional Standards Event participant (Fall, 2017 and Spring, 2018)
  • Robbins, Tim – The Tourist Aesthetic and Empire in Rodrigo Fresa’s Mantra and Jardines de Kensington Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (April 19-21)
  • Williamson, Edward – Slavery in Missouri Teacher Workshop at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. September 29, 2017 Social Justice Teaching 101: A Teaching Tolerance Workshop, St. Louis, MO. April 13, 2018

Advisor to student presenter

  • Davidson, James – Preparing eight students for Southwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association Convention All-Collegiate Choir
  • Utley, Mary – Advisor to students who will be presenting at MAUPRC (Mid-American Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference)
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Advisor, student paper, “Neoliberalism and the Arab Spring,” Great Plains Honors Conference

Organizer of pre-college student academic contests, camps, and informational days

  • Claussen, Tina – Drury Jazz Festival-high school festival (this event brings in 500-800 high school students to the Drury campus)
  • Davidson, James – Drury Chamber Choir Festival (for HS/MS groups); Springfield-Drury Girls Choir (grades 2-9) hosted on-campus weekly
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – organized a capture the flag cybersecurity event for our local association of information technology professionals annual conference and mentored a group of students from GoCAPS so that they could participate
  • Miller, Rebecca – Best of the Midwest High School Competitive Exhibition at the Pool Art Center December-January 2018
  • Nichols, Elizabeth – Presenter: Console-ing Passions 2017 “Playing” with Gender: Cosplay and the Creative Performance of Identity
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Organizer of IdeaBlitz; Organizer of “Explore your Future; Organizer of Breech’s role in Freshmen First Day and all other recruiting day events
  • Precise, Natalie – Future Teachers of America information table/recruitment event, organizer & table presenter; MSTA Future Teachers of America Recruitment event at Drury University
  • Taylor, Charles – Drury Faculty Liaison, Chocolate University: Partnership Between Drury, Springfield Public Schools and Askinosie Chocolate. Planning Drury residential experience for 14 HS students and trip with full Askinosie/SPS group to TZ in July 2018

Organizer of campus lectures

  • Blunk, Cathy – Medieval Chronicle Society, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2017 Paper: How Did Chroniclers Record Pas d’armes?
  • Browning, Peter – organized the April 5-6, 2018 visit of Jewish New Testament scholar, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine (she is giving three lectures)
  • Ealy, Megan – Invited speaker Michael Hildebrand, PhD University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia gave a lecture to Drury Biology and Chemistry students entitled “Human Genetics – The New Frontier of Sequencing Technologies” December 6, 2017
  • Garvin, William – Brought Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Rick Atkinson to Drury for a lecture
  • Gilbert, Katie – Organizer of Keynote address for Symposium, Humanities and the Future: Dr. Brandy Schillace, “Dread Tech Tales: Unexpected Consequences of Humans and Machines”
  • Henderson, Kevin – Faculty Organizer and Host Annual Spring English Symposium; Faculty Organizer and Host, Annual Student, Faculty and Guest Author Readings and related charity fund-raisers; Organizer and Host, Drury’s Alumni and Area Writing Professionals Panel Discussion
  • Koch, Christopher – Organizer: Angelica Negron Guest Composer Residency
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – Coordinated the Pizza and Politics lunch series for AY 2017-2018
  • Miller, Rebecca – Pool Art Center Gallery Artist Talks: September, October, November, February, and March
  • Nichols, Elizabeth – La Mole Comicon 2017: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ponder, Daniel – organized lectures on Politics, Activism, and Voice: A Toolbox for Democracy
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – co-host China Town Hall event (co-sponsored with MSU and Springfield Chamber of Commerce); Board Member, LE Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship

Leader for campus student group

  • Blunk, Cathy – French Club, Foreign Languages House – French
  • Browning, Peter – organize the weekly chapel services and lunches; worked with the Matthew 25 Project to organize community events
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Faculty advisor for American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) group
  • Davidson, James – advisor, Drury Collegiate NAfME (National Association for Music Education)
  • Gilbert, Katie – Advisor to the Humanities Society
  • Henderson, Kevin – Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society; Mentor, Ink’d Student Writers Group
  • Herrington, Rachael – Advisor Drury Against Human Trafficking; Campus Advisor for Cru; Campus Faculty Advisor for Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Koch, Christopher – Advisor, Drury Music Alliance
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – Faculty advisor to the College Republicans
  • Miller, Rebecca – Student Advocates for the Arts
  • Moore, Bruce – Tau Sigma Delta, Gamma Gamma Chapter, honor society for architecture and the allied arts – coordinating organization for the Design Expo and Career Fair 2018 (over 25 firms attended); Drury Ice Hockey Team
  • Moser, Patrick – Advisor, French Club
  • Nichols, Elizabeth – Sigma Delta Pi – Advisor
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Primary advisor to the Diversity Scholars; Advisor to Sigma Nu
  • Ponder, Daniel – Pre-Law Adviser; faculty advisor College Democrats
  • Popescu, Ioana – Think Green student club; Pre-Dental Club
  • Precise, Natalie – Drury Student Teacher Association, Advisor
  • Presley, Morgan – National Science Teachers Association – Drury University Student chapter
  • Robbins, Tim – Faculty Advisor for: Lambda Chi Alpha and Humanities Society
  • Schur, Richard – Advisor for Honors Student Association; Faculty Advisor for Summit Park Group; Advisor for Honors House
  • Sooter, Traci – Allies; Design-Build Club
  • Taylor, Charles – Drury University Enactus
  • Utley, Mary – Advisor Behavioral Sciences Club; Co-Advisor Psi Chi (International Honor Society)
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Leader, Model United Nations team
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – DU Guitars, Faculty Advisor
  • Wolbrink, Shelley – Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta; Faculty Co-Director, Study Abroad Rome Italy

Supervisor for student research, internship, and community engagement

  • Claussen, Tina – Serve as mentor for advanced jazz students who play in SDJO
  • Davidson, James – Supervised student independent study and internship placement in sacred music; Supervised administrative and artistic interns with Springfield-Drury Girls Choir; Supervised rehearsal assistants/interns with Boys Choir of Springfield
  • Ealy, Megan – Supervised 6 Drury undergraduate students in molecular genetics/developmental biology research looking at the neuronal development in the inner ear
  • Gilbert, Katie – Faculty advisor / designer of Humanities House Resident-Scholar engaged learning experience (up to six students annually)
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – As Director of English for Academic Purposes, I train and supervise a team of 5 student-mentor/interns who help non-native speakers in the EAP program absorb into the DU and Springfield communities, and succeed at DU, 2017-18
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – serving as “consulting member” for two student Senior Honors Projects
  • Leventis, Panos – Member of Ph.D. committee for the defense of the project “Liminality, Metaphor and Place on Tinos: The Village of Kampos” (Student: M. Vidali) at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece
  • Miller, Rebecca – Arts Administration student group participants in National Endowment for the Arts Grant Writing Workshop at the Springfield Art Museum, October, 2017
  • Moore, Bruce – AXP (Architecture Experience Advisor) for all NCARB registered interns at Drury University
  • Moser, Patrick – Supervised 7 students who gave presentations about their study abroad trip at the Brentwood Library
  • Nichols, Elizabeth – Co-Director Honors Committee for Natalie Maxson Supervisor: Span 321, service to the Hispanic Community
  • Nichols, Kelley Still – Provided assurance services for Askinosie Chocolate, The Giggle Box Project, NAMI, Grant Beach Neighborhood Association, and Down’s Syndrome of the Ozarks through student teams in ACCT 403, Auditing class; provided consulting services to Jared Enterprises through student teams in ACCT 355, Accounting Information and Cost Systems class
  • Popescu, Ioana – supervised student research projects: Testing the effects of drinking red beet juice on athletic performance, Testing plant antioxidants potential health benefits in vivo, Testing the effects of a plant based diet on athletic performance
  • Precise, Natalie – Supervised students volunteering for Reading is Fundamental of Springfield during fall and spring book sorting
  • Schur, Rich – Worked with 5 students on Toni Morrison Project
  • Taylor, Charles – Planned and accompanied Enactus students to Durgapur, India to facilitate development of entrepreneurial partnership with Protima Women and Child Development Center in Khatguria. Worked with students to develop/market the Khatguria Collection of indigenous tribal products. Held 4 pop-up markets, with planning underway to extend sales to Drury Bookstore

Professionally-related community service

  • Bohnenkamper, Katherine – American Red Cross Instructor for multiple organizations
  • Browning, Peter – Lecture for Bible Studies Series at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Springfield (11/16/17)
  • Garvin, William – Board Member, Springfield-Greene County Library; Chair of SGCL’s Buildings and Grounds Committee
  • Herrington, Rachael – Member of Training Development Committee for the State of Missouri Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force; Member of the Ozarks Fighting Back Coalition; Board of Advisors for Night Light Missouri; Member of Missouri Coalition Against Human Trafficking
  • Koch, Christopher – Organizer Peter and the Wolf
  • McMurtrey, Shannon – represented Drury University as an organizer for the 2nd annual “Hack4Good” hackathon (four of our students kicked off the weekend by presenting their group project’s prototype and were interviewed by KY3); also serve as the coordinator for the Cybersecurity Special Interest Group monthly meetings for AITP
  • Miller, Rebecca – Springfield Art Museum Accreditation meeting; Springfield Art Museum Focus Group for Master Plan; Springfield’s Commercial Club “Save the Footbridge” C-Street Gallery display of elementary school work and sale; Springfield Regional Arts Council Strategic Plan Focus Group; Springfield Regional Council Legislative Lunch; OTC Graphic Design Advisory Board; Green Dot Advisory Board
  • Moore, Bruce – Committee Member, AIA (American Institute of Architects) Springfield Charitable Planning Committee (Sustainable Operations); Member Mercy Internal Review Board; Board Member, Ozark Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America; Board Member, web services, Ozark Mountain Parrot Heads; Board Member, Past President, Ozarks Antique Automobile Club
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Provide financial literacy classes monthly to women and men sheltered at Harmony House; serve on the I-Care National Launch Committee to further develop the I-Care project run by Harmony House
  • Popescu, Ioana – Facilitating Springfield Community Gardens volunteers using Trustees Science Center’s Greenhouse for planting, transplanting and growing vegetable & flower seedlings to be planted throughout Springfield’s 19 Community Gardens; facilitating Drury Grounds using Trustees Science Center’s Greenhouse for planting, transplanting and growing flower seedlings to be planted on campus; working with Think Green Students to plant, transplant and grow herb, vegetable and flower seedlings to sell during the Earth Day Celebration on campus; Bull-creek Wildflower annual spring checklist walk together with Missouri Naturalists and MSU botanist Michelle Bowe
  • Precise, Natalie – Reading is Fundamental, board member
  • Russo, Tom – Springfield Art Museum, Acquisitions Committee; Arts & Culture Grant Committee, Springfield Regional Arts Council; Springfield Art Museum, Accreditation Community Panel
  • Sabini, Maurizio – Member of the AIA [American Institute of Architects] Springfield Chapter Design Awards Committee 2018; Juror for the 2018 Missouri FBLA-PBL State Leadership Conference
  • Sooter, Traci – President, Sigma Kappa Corporation Board of Springfield
  • Spence, Karen – Visiting Team Member for Program Accreditation Review at University of Texas at Austin, NAAB (National Architectural Accreditation Board)
  • Taylor, Charles – Invited participant, United Way of the Ozarks strategic planning retreat; Member, Springfield Public Schools Board of Education
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Interviewed for various stories on Middle East politics and US Foreign policy by KOLR10, Springfield News-Leader, KSMU, and Slovakian newspaper Pravda
  • Williamson, Edward – VIP (Volunteer in Park) at George Washington Carver National Monument-Carver Day, July 8, 2017 VIP (Volunteer in Park) at George Washington Carver National Monument-Prairie Day. September 9, 2017 Co-Advisor for Houston High School Choir Trip to Washington, D.C. May 21-25, 2018

External Review Consulting 

  • Coates, Keith – Review of Fontbonne University Math and Computer Science Department, 1 March, 2018
  • Ponder, Daniel – Doctor of Public Administration Program Review, Hamline University, 2017
  • Sorenson, Allin – External consultant and program review for music department at Ohio Northern University, April 2018
  • Taylor, Charles – General Education and External Accreditation, Malloy College

Adjudicating

  • Claussen, Tina – Parkview Jazz Festival, Missouri State Jazz Festival, Iowa Jazz Championships; Clinician at Ozark High School
  • Davidson, James – Missouri All-State Choir auditions
  • Koch, Christopher – Adjudicator Pittsburg State Young Artists
  • Miller, Rebecca – Juror for First Friday Organization Juried Exhibition for the month of October 2017
  • Presley, Morgan – Judge – Interpretive Oral Competition, Hillcrest High School
  • Taylor, Charles – Multiple HS speech/debate tournaments

Other Professional Activities

  • Blunk, Cathy – Study Abroad Program Director: Tours, France
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2018 Wichita Design Awards invited Juror, March 2018. One of four jurors to award and recognize outstanding architecture, interior and landscape design in Wichita, Kansas.
  • DeBauche, Gary – Board of Directors of Farmers State Bank
  • Miller, Rebecca – Drury liaison for community engagement with Wonders of Wildlife Museum April-July 2018 exhibition “Portraits of Courage” by President George W. Bush
  • Nichols, Elizabeth – Organizer and Director: “Imagine” Conference for First Generation College Students Organizer: Drury Booth at Visioncon 2018, Branson, Missouri
  • Noblett, Matt – The following non-profit organizations have been selected in order to develop a long-term relationship providing user experience/design/strategic support in an effort to serve the local community and continue professional growth and development: Freedom’s Rest – Christian County Family Crisis Center and Least of These Food Pantry

2016 - 2017

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Ongoing Funded Projects

  • Branton, Chris – Transferred NSF I-Corps grant from LSU to Drury (approximately $10,000 of initial $50,000 award remains)
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Landscapes of Resilience: Joplin Butterfly Garden and Overlook TKF Foundation, National Awards Program for Integrated Research & Design Projects in conjunction with the Open Spaces Sacred Places: The Healing Power of Nature (total budget is $693,000 over five years)
  • Edmondson, Laurie – Darr Family Foundation $20,000 literacy grant
  • Garrott, Jay – Four funded community based projects undertaken by the Center for Community Studies, Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University (total awards for community based projects through the Center for Community Studies was $18,715)
  • Henderson, Kevin- Director, Drury’s Humanities and Arts Film Series at The Moxie
  • Koch, Christopher – Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra
  • Luttrell, Vickie & Bufkin, Jana – Co-writers and co-evaluators: “Veterans Drug Court: Barry, Stone, and Lawrence Counties, Missouri, 39th Judicial Circuit” SAMHSA grant will continue through September 2018. Amount awarded: ~$800,000
  • Manpadi, Madhuri – Continuing the nathoquinone drug discovery project. Summer students were funded by Smith Glynn Callaway Medical Foundation
  • Moser, Patrick – CW Titus Foundation grant for $10,000 to help students study foreign language abroad
  • Popescu, Ioana – Missouri Department of Conservation funded $2,400 to cover supplies supporting Drury University Herbarium specimen transfer to acid free paper
  • Russo, Tom – Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland: Researcher/Fieldworker for Lincolnshire and Rutland Counties, UK
  • Sooter, Traci – $694,164 – TKF Foundation grant with Cornell University, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, Joplin Parks & Recreation
  • Van Arkel, Jo – Missouri Arts Council Grant; College Book Arts Association Project Development Grant

New Grant Awards

  • Browning, Peter – $50,000 matching grant from the board to run a campaign to raise a total of $100,000 for a 3-year Matthew 25 Project of Christian-based mission activity at Drury
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Life Interrupted: Art for Social Change: Mid-America Arts Alliance, Regional Touring Program Grant, supported by National Endowment for the Arts, Missouri Arts Council, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas, Drury University, $5000; Springfield Regional Arts Council, Arts and Culture Grant, supported by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Drury University, $1,500.
  • Chin, Hue-Ping – Drury Faculty Development Grant on Pedagogy (Summer, 2016)
  • Garrott, Jay – Southwest City, MO Community Master Planning Vision, scheduled for the fall semester 2017 by the Center for Community Studies will receive $6,000 direct support for the study
  • Henderson, Kevin – MHC Matching Grant $2500
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Innovations in Teaching and Learning Grant, Using the VPython computer language to model fields and forces in upper-division Electrodynamics (PHYS411, PHYS412), Drury Teaching and Learning Center Grant of $500
  • Koch, Christopher – Missouri Arts Council Annual Discipline Grant; US Bank Grant for SDCO
  • Luttrell, Vickie & Bufkin, Jana – Co-writers and co-evaluators: “39th Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Expansion & Enhancement.” SAMHSA grant will continue through September 2019 (Amount awarded: ~$966,000)
  • Manpadi, Madhuri – Tribeta Student Research Award – $600 Project Title – Inhibition of eNOS by novel naphthoquinone analogs-A mechanistic study
  • Moore, Bruce – Acoustical Consultant, Reeds Spring Middle School with Dake | Wells Architects
  • Mullins, Steve – Koch Foundation Grant funding a student faculty readings group and speaker series on the importance of economic freedom as a means to personal and national prosperity
  • Schraft, Rob – Sunderland Foundation Grant for new black box theatre in O’Bannon Hall. (Developed with Institutional Advancement)
  • Sooter, Traci – $10,000 – Disaster Resilient Housing Research

Professional Positions Held

Editor

  • Hedges, Keith – John Wiley, Inc. (editing the premier book on architecture education and developing academic materials for the companion website)
  • Schur, Richard – New Books in Music Podcast
  • Utley, Mary – Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research
  • Van Arkel, Jo – Gingko Tree Review; Pencil Box Press
  • Weddle, Saundra – Journal of Architectural Education

Reviewer

  • Browning, Carol – reviewer for the ACM Inroads magazine (reviewed eight articles this year).
  • Bufkin, Jana – Journal of Criminal Justice Education
  • Derossett, David – Manuscript Reviewer for OCTOBER 2016 issue of Journal of Architectural Education (JAE 70:2)
  • Edmondson, Laurie – Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation site reviewer
  • Goldberg, David – Manuscript Reader, Rutgers University Press
  • Hornsby, Teresa – Catholic Biblical Quarterly; Encounter; Reviews of Biblical Literature
  • Jansen, Kevin – Journal of Herpetology; The Southwestern Naturalist; BIOS; Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Korir, Albert – Journals: Analytical Chemistry and Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry; Proposals: Federal Drug Administration (FDA); Curriculum: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Moi University, Kenya
  • Leinaweaver, Justin – European Union Politics
  • Manpadi, Madhuri – Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds
  • Mullins, Steve – Econ Journal Watch
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Business Case Research
  • Petty, Clifton – Society for Case Research
  • Ponder, Daniel – Journal of Policy History; Legislative Studies Quarterly; American Politics Research; Pearson Press
  • Robertson, Bob – Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies (journal); College Math Journal
  • Schraft, Rob – External Faculty Peer Reviewer for tenure candidate at Boston College
  • Sigman, Scott – Central Plains Regional Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences
  • Silva Brown, Jennifer – Ecopsychology
  • Sooter, Traci – Architectural Graphic Standards, 12th Edition, Student Edition
  • Utley, Mary – Southeastern Psychological Association Conference
  • Weddle, Saundra – Parergon, Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Peer Reviewer, Renaissance and Reformation Journal
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Editorial Board; Music Therapy Perspectives

Leadership positions

  • Beach, David – Vice President of Springfield Sculpture Walk 2016; Board member for O-Steam, the Ozarks Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (coordinates the regional Makers Faire).
  • Bohnenkamper, Katherine – 2016 Chair of Access Services Community of Interest, Missouri Library Association
  • Davidson, James – Interim Director of Choral Activities, Director of Music Education, Drury University; Executive Director, Springfield-Drury Girls Choirs; Chorus Master, Springfield Regional Opera; Assistant Director of Music Ministries and Organist, First and Calvary Presbyterian Church; International Conductors Exchange Liaison, American Choral Directors Association
  • Edmondson, Laurie – Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Board of Directors; Drury Teacher Education Council; Drury Education Community Advisory Board
  • Hornsby, Teresa – Steering Committee, LGBTQ Hermeneutics, Society of Biblical Literature
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – Board Member, Midwest Jewish Studies Association
  • Koch, Christopher – Music Director, Springfield Regional Opera; Music Director, Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra
  • Korir, Albert – Chairman American Chemical Society, Ozarks Local Section
  • Moore, Bruce – Architecture Licensing Advisor, Architecture Experience Program, National Council of Architecture Registration Boards
  • Mullins, Steve – Board of Directors, Kimberling Airways Inc.
  • Robertson, Bob – chair-elect of the Missouri Section of the Mathematical Association of America
  • Schur, Richard – Small Colleges Committee of the National Collegiate of Honors Council (NCHC)
  • Sigman, Scott – President of the Board of Directors of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges; Regional Treasurer, Board of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Central Plains Region
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Board Member and Chair, Middle East Studies Association, Committee on Undergraduate Middle East Studies (CUMES)
  • Weddle, Saundra – Editorial board member, Journal of Architectural Education; Editorial board member, Architectural Histories, Journal of the European Architectural History Network
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Board Liaison, Continuing Education Committee Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT); Member, Board of Directors, Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT)

Performances

  • Davidson, James – Nationally Broadcast PBS Special with The Texas Tenors (airs Summer 2017); Missouri Choral Artists (numerous recordings and live concerts); Springfield-Regional Opera; Ozarks Baroque Players; Springfield Symphony Orchestra
  • Koch, Christopher – Springfield Regional Opera; Springfield Drury Civic Orchestra; Messiah Project
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Founder & Director, Drury University Intergenerational Rock Band

Other

  • Claussen, Tina – Director and lead alto saxophone for Missouri Jazz Orchestra
  • Leventis, Panos – Registered and practicing (self-employed) Architect in Greece and Cyprus
  • Schraft, Rob – Designer of new Sunderland Black Box Theatre in O’Bannon Hall; Theatre Consultant — Reeds Spring School District
  • Simmerman, James – Member of the Ozark Risk Insurance Management Society; member of the Society of Financial Examiners; member of the Financial Planning Association
  • Sooter, Traci – President – Sigma Kappa Housing Corporation Board, Missouri State University

Exhibits

Juried Solo and Group Art Exhibitions

  • Arne, Marshall – 2017 Life Interrupted, C-Street Gallery January/February 2017, Collaborator.
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Life Interrupted Interactive Art Installation, First Friday Artwalk, Drury on C-Street Gallery; Life Interrupted: Exhibited 10 Internment Camps, hanging bed sculpture, Hendrix College, Mills Center Library; Life Interrupted: Art for Social Change, Exhibited artwork projected in Life Interrupted dance theatrical performance, 7 Stages Theater Lobby, Atlanta, GA
  • Lowery, Todd – Four Solo Exhibitions in 2016-2017: Berlin, Germany; Tinos, Greece; Aegina, Greece; Pool Art Center, Drury University
  • Van Arkel, Jo – Politics and Porcelain. Porcelain and Print Vessels. O’Neill House Gallery, Springfield, MO; Tableau Exhibit/Fundraiser, invited artist and co-exhibitor, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO; Pastiche. Curated exhibit, Six Abstracts: paintings in oil and acrylic, Skygallery, Springfield MO; Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Two Paintings: By the Bay and Post Literate Day by the Sea. Creamery Art Center, Springfield, MO

Guest Curator

  • Miller, Rebecca and Russo, Tom- Veterans’ Views Exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum

Gallery Director

  • Miller, Rebecca – Pool Art Center Gallery Director; Drury on C-Street Gallery Director
  • Van Arkel, Jo – Co-curator, Rose O’Neill House Gallery

Invited Lectures

  • Browning, Peter – “The Meaning of Life,” Drury Mature Learners Institute and Creekside Senior Living Community; Immaculate Conception Bible Study Speaker; “500 Years Later: How the Church Needs to be Reformed in Our Own Time,” Catholic Campus Ministry, Missouri State University
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Life Interrupted: Art for Social Change (presented at: Seven Stages Theater, Atlanta, Georgia; Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, Texas; Drury on C-Street Gallery).
  • Davidson, James – Guest conductor/presenter; Ozark High School; Invitational Performances/Presentations with Drury Singers and Chamber Choir; Kickapoo, Nixa, Ozark, Willard, and Hillcrest High Schools, Liberty, Liberty North, Creighton Prep (NE), Papillon-La Vista (NE), Lincoln Southwest (NE), and Gretna (NE) High Schools
  • Goldberg, David – Occupying Jim Crow: The Fight for Integrated Leisure at the New Jersey Shore, Villanova University
  • Hinrichs, Brant – “Is It Possible To Directly Measure Student Learning In A College Science Classroom?”, talk on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to the Future Educators Group Washington University, Saint Louis; “Position Vectors in 3-d: Student Difficulty With Spherical Unit Vectors in Intermediate E&M”, Physics Education Research talk given at the Physics Department Colloquium, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; “Social Positioning and Consensus Building in Board Meetings with Disagreements, talk given at the Physics Department Physics Education Research Seminar, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Korir, Albert – Chemistry Colloquium, Missouri State University; International Potluck Organization, MO; Education Innovation Africa, Visa Oshwal Center, Nairobi
  • McEachern, Patricia – Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics 2016 Summer School. “Lâ’Enfer, câ’est nous autres: Institutionalized Cruelty as Standard Industry Practice in Animal Agriculture in the United States”
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Diversity and Inclusion: A Win/Win for Your Organization, presented to the Missouri County Auditors Association; The Public Pension Exemption in Missouri State Income Tax: Does it work for us? presented in the Faculty Research Series
  • Van Arkel, Jo – Ozark Writers League, Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker. “Design and Development of Collected Works in Fiction and Poetry.” Branson, MO; Poet Series, Library Station, Green County Public Library
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Music therapy in end-of-life care. Presentation for the Death & Dying Symposium, The Library Center, Springfield, MO

Publications

Books, edited volumes, or journals

  • Browning, Peter – “The Global Obesity Epidemic: Shifting the Focus from Individuals to the Food Industry,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics
  • Chin, Hue-Ping – Common Questions in the Practice of Buddhism (translation) will be published in November, 2017.
  • Goldberg, David – The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920 (Fordham University Press, 2016)
  • Harville, Beth – (2016) Microbial Pathogenesis. 100:37-40. Identification and characterization of a chymotrypsin-like serine protease from periodontal pathogen, Tannerella forsythia
  • Hedges, Keith – Architectural graphic standards student edition (12th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; The healing powers of nature in Joplin’s Cunningham Park: Uncoupling design-build and civic ecology [book chapter]. In M. E. Krasny (Ed.) Civic ecology. New York: Cornell University Pres
  • Hornsby, Teresa – Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation, Atlanta: Scholars Press
  • Korir, Albert – Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis for the Estimation of Binding Constants and Comparisons of Binding Interactions of Heparin-Derived Disaccharides to Histidine. J. Res. Anal
  • Mullins, Steve – three printings of “Workbook to Accompany an Introduction to Economic reasoning”
  • Ponder, Daniel – Presidential Leverage: Approval, Trust, and the American State (Accepted for publication by Stanford University Press)
  • Robertson, Bob – “Laplace Transforms Without Integration” in “Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies”
  • Schraft, Rob – THE DIRECTOR’S TOOLKIT under contract to be published by Routledge
  • Silva Brown, Jennifer – Predicting connectedness with nature among survivors of the Joplin tornado. Ecopsychology
  • Sooter, Traci – “Response and Recovery After the Deadliest United States Tornado in a Century” April 5, 2017. https://www.thenatureofcities.com/author/tracisooter/; “Better Places Add Up to Better Cities” A review of Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places by Nan Ellin. 2012 Island Press
  • Spence, Karen – A Primer on Theory in Architecture, Routledge Press
  • Van Arkel, Jo – Animal Tails, Pencil Box Press, Springfield, MO

Articles, chapters, and papers

  • Beach, David – Work in progress on a series of articles for web technology learning website Pluralsight.
  • Blunk, Cathy – “Faux pas in the Chronicles: What is a Pas d’armes?”, The Medieval Chronicle, vol. 11.
  • Branton, Chris – OSG-GEM: Gene Expression Matrix Construction Using the Open Science Grid. Bioinformatics and Biology insights, 10, 133.
  • Luttrell, Vickie and Bufkin, Jana – 39th Judicial Circuit; Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Virtual Library document project (multiple articles, assessments, etc. of the project uploaded to Drobox for private audience).
  • Davidson, James – Article: “2016 in Review.” Choral Director Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2017)
  • DeBauche, Gary -: “Tuskegee at Forty-Five and the Economics of Epidemiology: Demographic Versus Social-Institution Factors in the United States” presented at IABD
  • Derossett, David – “Letter to the Editor” Springfield News Leader – January 2017. Topic – Right-to-Work Legislation in Missouri
  • Garrott, Jay – Article Contributor, “Community/University Collaborative Visioning”
  • Gilbert, Katie – “Property Law and Acts of Marking in Wuthering Heights” accepted for publication in Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, Summer 2017 volume
  • Henderson, Kevin – “Should I Try to Hide the Way I Feel Inside?” Fits of Discomposure in the Films of Wes Anderson.” Studies in Languages and Literature. UT – Austin; “‘Why Do You Make Me Do This?’: Spectator Empathy, Self-Loathing Lawmen and Nicholas Ray’s Noir Vision in On Dangerous Ground.” Interdisciplinary Humanities; “A Novel Approach to Biographical Access: Transcending Time and Space in Woolf’s Orlando.” 19th/20th Century Modernism. Publications of the Midwestern Conference on Languages, Literature and New Media. Northern Illinois University
  • Hornsby, Teresa – Slenderman: A Trans Hermeneutic of the Apocalypse,” Science, Religion, and Queer Theory (Lexington Press); “Goodbye Gender Binary; Hello Kingdom of God,” The Journal of Theology and Sexuality; “Neoliberalism and Queer Theory in Interpreting the Bible” in Susanne Scholz, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible
  • Jansen, Kevin – The Science of Evolution. Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human? Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • Leventis, Panos – “Urban Resistance Tourism in Stressed Cities: Athens” (in “Reinventing the Local in Tourism”; 2. “Dead Ends and Urban Insignias: Writing Street Art along the U.N. Buffer Zone in Nicosia” in “Graffiti and Street Art: Reading, Writing and Representing the City; “Montreal Mythologies: Narrating the City” in “Reading Architecture: Literary Imagination & Architectural Experience”; “The Topography of Late Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta” in “Famagusta”
  • Miller, Rebecca – image “Dirty Laundry” was published in the Springfield News-Leader
  • Moser, Patrick – “On A Mission: Hiram Bingham and the Rhetoric of Urgency” in The Critical Surf Studies Reader, Duke University Press; “The Endurance of Surfing in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii” in The Journal of the Polynesian Society; “The Hawaii Promotion Committee and The Revival of Surfing”, Pacific Historical Review
  • Mullins, Steve – “Have We Underestimated Economic Damages? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.” Journal of the Missouri Bar; “The Unemployment Impact of the 2008 Extension of Unemployment Insurance: As High as Robert Barro Suggested?” Econ Journal Watch; “Moving toward a flat tax: Viability Explored” Business Research Yearbook; “Mission Statement Fits to a T.” BizEd; “A Statistical Analysis of the Impact of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 on U.S. Poverty Rates” National Business and Economics Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Business Case Journal “Shave Club: Disruption in the Men’s Grooming Industry”
  • Ponder, Daniel – “Back from the Brink: Obama’s Economic Record” in Steven Schier, ed., Debating the Obama Presidency. Lanham, MD: Rowan Littlefield; Harry S Truman in Hatred of America’s Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Obama. ed. Lori Cox Han. ABC-CLIO.
  • Popescu, Ioana – European Atlas of Forest Tree species
  • Presley, Morgan – Using Natural Selection Concept Inventories in a College Biology Classroom to Improve Teaching and Learning. American Biology Teacher
  • Simmerman, James – “The financial Reimbursement of Foster Parents: A comparison of Australia, United Kingdom and the United States” Vol. 3 No. 2 American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
  • Sooter, Traci – Building a Tornado Resilient Home: A Whole-School Approach., New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U); “Green Readiness, Response, and Recovery: A Collaborative Synthesis; General Technical Report to be distributed by the USDA Forest Service; The Healing Powers of Nature in Joplin’s Cunningham Park SESYNC Civic Ecology
  • Sorenson, Allin – “Theology of Music” published on Episcopal Cafe website and in Missouri Spirit magazine
  • Spence, Karen – “Presence and Absence” chapter in Shadow Patterns: Reflections on Fay Jones and his Architecture, University of Arkansas Press
  • Utley, Mary – The beauty and background bias: Attractiveness and racial bias in hiring situations; Childhood bullying and the effects on memory recall. Journal of Bullying and Social Aggression
  • Weddle, Saundra – “Domus Humilis: The Conversion of Venetian Convent Architecture and Identity” in Conversions: Gender and religious change in early modern Europe, eds. Helen Smith and Simon Ditchfield (University of Manchester Press); “Tis Better to Give than to Receive: Client-Patronage Exchange and its Architectural Implications at Florentine Convents” in eds. Cecilia Hewlett and Peter Howard, Studies on Florence and the Italian Renaissance in Honour of F. W. Kent (Brepols, Europa Sacra series)

Reviews

  • Hornsby, Teresa – Colby Martin, UnClobber: Rethinking our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality in Encounter; Susannah Cornwall, editor. Intersex, Theology, and the Bible: Troubling Bodies in Church, Text, and Society. Reviews of Biblical Literature (RBL)
  • Leventis, Panos – “Learning from Athens: Austerity and Crisis Urbanism(s)” for “JAE: Journal of Architectural Education” (Routledge and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture)

Interview

  • Cossey, Tiffany – KY3, spring 2017, tax topics and promotion of Drury’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
  • Gilbert, Katie – “The History and Impact of Women’s History Month” Making Democracy Work. Interview on local NPR Affiliate KSMU
  • Lowery, Todd – interview by Architect and Editor Fabiano Micocci discussed my latest body of artwork (can be seen at https://theathensproject.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/the-many-layers-of-the-memorystratigraphy-by-todd-lowery/)
  • Miller, Rebecca – CreativPaper Magazine, Issue Two, February 2017
  • Mullins, Steve – Multiple Radio, Broadcast and print interviews about local and national economic issues
  • Ponder, Daniel – multiple news and radio interviews re: politics and the election cycle
  • Popescu, Ioana – KDRU April 6, 2017 interview by Matt Goolsby & Kent Otto on the importance of plants in our lives
  • Sooter, Traci – Kansas City Star; Missouri State University Alumni Magazine; Rivercut Living
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Several interviews over the past year with local TV and public radio outlets on Middle East politics and international affairs (e.g., Syria civil war, Trump immigration ban, terrorism). Interviewed by Slovakian newspaper Pravda on US foreign policy in the Middle East
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – NPR local affiliate interview with KSUM “Music Therapy with Addictions”

Musical Compositions

  • Claussen, Tina – The Kitty Crazies, Just Another Bossa Nova, Pitter Pat
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Self-Released album “Begin Again” (all original music)

Conferences, Workshops, Panels, and Lectures

Organizer, chair of program, discussant, presenter

  • Beach, David – United States representative for the Ecole de Technologie Superieure conference on the international conference covering Building Information Modeling and Education in Quebec. Presenter and panelist. Presenting at the Construct 3d Conference at Duke University on Digital Fabrication and Architectural Design.
  • Bohnenkamper, Katherine – Missouri Library Assoc. 2016 annual conference: Presenter “What to do when there is … medical or weather emergency”
  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Performer/Presenter: College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, March 31-April 1, 2017; Performer/Presenter: College Music Society National Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 26-29 2016
  • Browning, Peter – Moderator of Discussion following the showing of “Being Mortal,” a film on the end of life – The Library Center – part of a fall “Death and Dying” Educational Series; Panelist for “Muslim and Christian Peace Dinner” – Catholic Campus Ministry, Missouri State University’; panelist at the Christian Scholars Conference on Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Life Interrupted: Art for Social Change “Seventy-five years after FDR’s Executive Order 9066 put 110,000 people of Japanese Ancestry into Internment Camps, where are we today on issues of racial prejudice, discrimination, immigration, civil rights violations and xenophobia? Presented at several discussion sessions in the community. Solar Decathlon 2015 Shelter3: Respond, Recover, Resist, National Solar 2016 Conference.
  • Chin, Hue-Ping – “Universal Human Rights and ‘Asian Values’: constructing a cross-cultural dialogue”, presented at Asian Studies Development Program Annual Conference, March, 2017.
  • Claussen, Tina – International Association of Jazz Arrangers and Composers-presenter (PItter Pat); Guest director at Ozark High School
  • Davidson, James – International Conductors Exchange Liaison, American Choral Directors Association Convention
  • Eastman, Valerie – The Job Insecurity Appraisal Scale (JIAS-12): A mixed-methods approach to increase content validity. Poster session presented at the 14th European Conference on Psychological Assessment, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Garrott, Jay – “The Kitchen, Inc. Campus Redevelopment: A Public-Private Partnership in Community Planning”, CDS-NACDEP International Conference: Big Skies-Bold Partnerships, Big Sky, MT, 2017
  • Gilbert, Katie – “Disruptive Social Voids: Self-Silencing, Women, and the Law in The Moonstone and Orley Farm” North American Victorian Studies Association. Phoenix, AZ. November 2016; “Dystopian Nature & Reproducing Bodies: Fin-de-Siècle New Women and Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy.” Humanities Education and Research Association. New Orleans, LA. March 2016
  • Goldberg, David – Chair and Comment: “Urban Renewal and Housing Segregation in St. Louis” Missouri History Conference, Springfield, MO; Chair and Comment: “Race, Space, and Local Regulations in the Progressive Era City” Urban History Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • Henderson, Kevin – Sigma Tau Delta Celebration of Books; Guest Lecture, “New Discoveries and the ‘Old Humanities”: Sir Carol Reed’s The Third Man.” Humanities and Arts Film Series at The Moxie; “Narrative Experiments from Page to Screen in 19th-20th Century Modernism.” Presentation and Q & A with Northern Illinois University Graduate Students in English and Film Studies
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – Women and Literature,” Conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association, 10-12 September 2016, hosted by Missouri State University
  • Jansen, Kevin – Organizing/Planning Committee Member – Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?
  • Koch, Christopher – Presenter, College Band Directors National Assoc. National Conference
  • Leventis, Panos – “Urban Crisis, Art and Media” (Invited panel discussant), Berlin, Germany; “Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta: Place, Architecture and Urban Experience” (invited public lecture presenter), Embassy of Cyprus; “A Phenomenology of the Renaissance City: The Venetian Stato di Mara” Washington University in St Louis
  • Moore, Bruce – Presenter, “IDP, AXP and ARE 5.0” American Institute of Architects, Mid-MO Chapter; Presenter, “Museum Lighting”, Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Visual Artists
  • Mullins, Steve – Moving toward a flat tax: Viability Explored. 2008 International Academy of Business Disciplines, Houston, TX
  • Petty, Clifton – Discussant, Society for Case Research Annual Meeting; Presented “K9 University and the Personal Protection Dog” case paper at the Society for Case Research Annual Meeting
  • Ponder, Daniel – Discussant, “The President as Public Agent” at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia
  • Precise, Natalie – Alpha Delta Kappa – South Central Regional Conference (Missouri, Oklahoma, Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, and Texas); Presenter – Enhancement Session: Literacy at the Next Level, Branson, MO; Missouri State Teacher Association – 2016 State Convention Presenter – Literacy and Technology, Columbia, MO
  • Presley, Morgan – The Benefits and Challenges of using Participatory Action Research as a form of Professional Development for Science Faculty. Association for Science Teacher Education, Des Moines, IA
  • Schur, Richard – “The Role of Storytelling in Critical Race” Race Conference, Boston College
  • Sooter, Traci – New Partners for Smart Growth Conference; Planting Resilience: One Tree at a Time, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri; Neighborhood ReLeaf, Forest Park Arboriculture, City of St. Louis
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – “Regional Permeability and Tunisian Foreign Policy After the Uprisings” accepted for presentation at the Middle East Studies Association conference, Boston; Organizer and Faculty Leader, Middle East Studies Association Undergraduate Research Workshop, Boston; Co-organizer, panel on “Experiments in Teaching Outside the Standard Textbooks, Narratives, and Assignments in Survey Courses,” Middle East Studies Association conference, Boston
  • Weddle, Saundra – The Historiography of Early Modern Architectural History, Renaissance Society of America annual conference, Chicago, IL
  • Williamson, Edward – “Liberal arts in the Ozarks: Revising the teacher preparation paradigm.” Presented at the 2017 AILACTE Conference, Tampa, FL; “George W. Carver: Environmental educator.” Presented at the 2016 Missouri Green Schools and Environmental Education Conference, Springfield, MO
  • Wlodarczyk, Natalie – Bridging the gap: Exploring older adults’ experiences in an intergenerational rock band. American Music Therapy Association National Conference, Sandusky, OH

Participant

  • Arne, Marshall – National Solar 2016 Conference, San Francisco, Respond Recover, Resist. How architecture can keep people safe and landfills empty.
  • Beach, David – Autodesk University faculty adviser to two students attending as part of the Student Expert program.
  • Blunk, Cathy – “Un pas de trop at the Court of Burgundy? Defining the Pas d’”armes” presented at the Fourteenth Triennial International Courtly Literature Society Congress, 2016University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 24-29 July 2016
  • Branton, Chris – ACM SIGCSE 2017 (Computer Science Education conference); Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Central Plains regional conference
  • Browning, Peter – “The Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Workshop,” associated with the Christian Church of Mid-America Regional Assembly
  • Bufkin, Jana – Assessing the readability levels of the participant handbooks in the National Drug Court Institute’s Mentor Courts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP): Anaheim, CA
  • Derossett, David – “Intersections 2016” – Grounded Solutions Network annual communities and affordable housing conference. Partners include National Community Land Trust Network
  • Edmondson, Laurie – Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Fall Conference; Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Spring Conference; Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation national conference
  • Goldberg, David – Paper Presented: “Cleaning Up Jim Crow: The Environmental Origins of Segregation, 1900-1920” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO; Roundtable Presentation: “Urban Consumer Economies and the Making of Northern Jim Crow,” Urban History Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Jansen, Kevin – PBS “First Peoples” Presentation and Discussion, Exploring Human Origins Exhibit, The Library Center, Springfield, MO
  • Leventis, Panos –“Afetiries/Beginnings” Domes” Architecture Journal at the Benaki Museum Athens, Greece; “No Future” Green Park Occupied Cultural Space Collective, Athens, Greece; Renaissance Society of America 63rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Lowery, Todd – panel discussion “Urban Crisis, Art, and Media, Berlin, Germany Miller, Rebecca – College Art Association
  • Moore, Bruce – Architecture Licensing Summit, AXP NCARB, Chicago IL
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Institute of Management Accountants, annual Continuing Professional Education conference; Association of Government Accountants, annual conference; Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance
  • Popescu, Ioana – Annual Systematic Symposium “Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis; Missouri Botanical Symposium Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla
  • Russo, Tom – College Art Association Annual Conference, NYC; Washington International Education Conference, Washington DC
  • Schraft, Rob – United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  • Sigman, Scott – Moderator of the Niffy Assignments session at CCSC: CP 2017 conference
  • Van Arkel, Jo – Mono Chromatic Monoprints Brighton Studios, Berkeley, CA; Letterpress and Print: Broadsheet Publications. Quelquefois Press, Berkeley, CA/ San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
  • Williamson, Edward – 2016 Civil Rights Educator’s Institute. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock, AR

Organizer of pre-college student academic contests, camps, and informational days

  • Arne, Marshall – Alex Foundation, October 2016. Workshop. Exposing Jr. High students in McGehee, Arkansas to architecture as a profession.
  • Claussen, Tina – Drury Jazz Festival-high school festival
  • Cossey, Tiffany – Coordinated visit of 45 high school accounting students from Carthage, MO
  • Davidson, James – Co-organizer, Drury Chamber Choir Festival; Organizer, On-campus clinics for Reed Academy, Lebanon HS, and Bolivar HS Choirs
  • Koch, Christopher – Administrator, Charles R. Hall Young Artist Competition
  • Miller, Rebecca – Best of the Midwest High School Competitive Exhibition at the Pool Art Center Gallery; Co-organizer for Fine Arts Day
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Organizer of IdeaBlitz; Organizer of “Explore your Future; Organizer of Breech’s role in Freshmen First Day and all other recruiting day events
  • Popescu, Ioana – Nursing Day
  • Schur, Richard – Kickapoo U Visit Day

Organizer of campus lectures

  • Claussen, Tina – Dave Scott-New York trumpeter (presented clinics)
  • Eastman, Valerie – Organized three guest speakers for Behavioral Sciences Club
  • Gilbert, Katie – Drury Humanities and Ethics Speaker Series (an annual series)
  • Henderson, Kevin – Annual Spring English SymposiumPonder, Daniel – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House” Carl Bernstein and P.J. O’Rourke (Meador Center); “Anger in the 2016 Presidential Election” by Dr. Lilly Goren (Meador
  • Center); “Trump at 100 Days” (Meador Center)
  • Van Arkel, Jo – English Symposium/CHASS week Invited Authors Reading Series; Fall Reading Series: Pop Up Writers Talks
  • Weddle, Saundra – Chair, HSA lecture series 2016-2017 Theme: Im/permanence

Leader for campus student group

  • Blunk, Cathy – French Club, Foreign Languages House – French, French Conversation Table
  • Bomgardner, Stephen – President, Drury University Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Branton, Chris – Co-sponsor of Drury Math and Computer Science Club; Faculty sponsor of new Drury Esports club
  • Browning, Carol – advisor for the Mathematics and Computer Science club
  • Browning, Peter – organize the weekly chapel services and lunches; work with the Disciples on Campus student group
  • Chikaraishi, Nancy – Faculty advisor for American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) group
  • Cossey, Tiffany – Delta Mu Delta, Sponsor
  • Davidson, James – advisor, Drury Collegiate NAfME
  • Derossett, David – Faculty Sponsor/coordinator for Social Justice House (themed campus housing)
  • Eastman, Valerie – Advisor for Psi Chi; Behavioral Sciences Club; Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter
  • Edmondson, Laurie – Co-counselor for Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
  • Gilbert, Katie – Faculty advisor to Humanities House Resident-Scholars
  • Goldberg, David – Faculty Advisor for the Drury University History Club
  • Henderson, Kevin – Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
  • Jansen, Kevin – Faculty Advisor Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society; Co-Faculty Advisor – Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
  • Koch, Christopher – Advisor, Drury Music Alliance
  • Korir, Albert – Co-Advisor: Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society
  • Leventis, Panos – Member of the Honors Faculty Council
  • McEachern, Patricia – faculty advisor for DAWG, the Drury Animal Welfare Club
  • Miller, Rebecca – Student Advocates for the Arts
  • Moore, Bruce – Faculty Advisor for: Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society for Architecture and the Allied Arts, Gamma Epsilon Chapter, Drury University Ice Hockey Club, and AXP NCARB
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Primary advisor to the Diversity Scholars
  • Ponder, Daniel – Pre-Law Adviser; faculty advisor College Democrats
  • Precise, Natalie – Drury Student Teacher Association, Advisor
  • Prewitt, Janis – Pre Law Advisor; Running Club Advisor
  • Schraft, Rob – Faculty Advisor for all theatre productions and Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Honor Society)
  • Schur, Richard – Honor Student Association
  • Simmerman, James – Faculty Sponsor for the Financial Management Club
  • Sooter, Traci – Allies; Design-Build Club; SmartMOB!
  • Spence, Karen – Advisor for Think Green
  • Utley, Mary – Co-Advisor Behavioral Sciences Club; Co-Advisor Psi Chi (International Honor Society)
  • Wood, Mark – Advisor for Pre-Health Professions organization

Supervisor for student research, internship, and community engagement

  • Blunk, Cathy – Community Service in French (SPS: Rountree Elementary, Pipkin Middle, Central High)
  • Bomgardner, Stephen – Two voice students gave senior recitals
  • Branton, Chris – Lead Advisor for CS and Game Development; Liaison with Springfield software development special interest groups (.NET, Web, Women in Technology)
  • Derossett, David – Honors Thesis adviser – 2016/2017
  • Edmondson, Laurie – Doctoral committee for two students
  • Garrott, Jay – Kitchen Inc., Campus Master Plan Visioning in collaboration with The Kitchen Foundation, Commercial Street Historic District, Commercial Club, City of Springfield Planning and Development, University of Missouri-Extension, Springfield Landmarks Board, Midtown Neighborhood Association, and the Center for Community Studies; Noel Community Visioning in collaboration with the City of Noel, Noel Betterment Association, FEMA, University of Missouri-Extension, and the Center for Community Studies; City of Mt. Vernon Community Visioning in collaboration with the City of Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Vernon Betterment Association, University of Missouri-Extension, and the Center for Community Studies; City of Springfield Hazelwood Cemetery Master Plan Vision in collaboration with the City of Springfield, Springfield Public Works, Springfield Planning and Development, University of Missouri-Extension, and the Center for Community Studies
  • Hinrichs, Brant – Research advisor for student on his summer research project
  • Hornsby, Teresa – Academic advisor for the 12th Annual Student Research Seminar in History, Philosophy, and Religion
  • Ingwerson, Charlyn – Consulting faculty for student Senior Honors Research Project
  • Jansen, Kevin – Microhabitat Selection of Calling Pseudacris crucifer, Acris crepitans, and Hyla versicolor in a Permanent Pond (2 students); A Test of Optimal Foraging Theory in Gray Squirrels: Does Experience Affect Optimality? (1 student)
  • Leventis, Panos – Faculty supervisor for group of 4th year HSA students entering annual National Steel Design Competition (invited by students) | Project: Indian Film Museum, Mumbai, India
  • Manpadi, Madhuri – 20 research students working on 6 different projects and learning techniques in organic synthesis, cell culture techniques, Assay development, Computational docking studies, Protein expression in Ecoli and purification
  • Sigman, Scott – Supervised student research projects: Wildlife Collector’s Assistant, Heart Rate Tracker – research in wearable computing, D.Eco – development of Drury App; Coached DUCS programming team
  • Van Arkel, Jo – Faculty Supervisor for Gingko Tree Review and Currents literary publication internships/engagement credit

Professionally-related community service

  • Arne, Marshall – Rountree Bocce Court, 2016-17. Pro bono design and construction documentation for community based park. Under construction.
  • Browning, Peter – board member of the Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks; board member, National Avenue Christian Church
  • Bufkin, Jana – Pro bono work on drug courts for the 39th Judicial Circuit
  • Cossey, Tiffany – Administrator, Drury’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program; Treasurer, Art Feeds Carthage Board of Directors; Chair, Across the Life Span Network, Summer; Member, Carthage High School Business Department Advisory Board, November; Coordinator, Ask an Expert Night (tax topic), KY3 Television Station
  • Davidson, James – Springfield-Drury Girls Choirs partnered with Isabel’s House to raise over $21,000 during their Tree Lighting Campaign. The SDGC also partnered with Barnabas Prep in a benefit concert to raise funds and awareness for their programming
  • Derossett, David – Vice President: Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Trustees (Affordable Housing program)
  • Eastman, Valerie – Chair, Family Selection Committee, Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO Member; Cox College MSOT Advisory Council
  • Edmondson, Laurie – Springfield Greene County Library Foundation Board of Directors; Missouri Writers Hall of Fame Past President, Board of Directors; Mayor’s Commission for Children
  • Garvin, William – Trustee and Secretary, Springfield-Greene County Library Board of Trustees
  • Gilbert, Katie – “Stories of Land and Grit: Scotch-Irish Women in the Ozarks” (talk delivered at Springfield-Greene County Public Library
  • Henderson, Kevin – Host and Co-Host of Area Performances and Fund-Raisers, including the annual Imagine Concert at The Gilloiz
  • Hornsby, Teresa – Guest Speaker, National Avenue Christian Church and Brentwood Christian Church; Public Lecture: “Against Nature: The Fiction of a Gender Binary” Drury University; Moderator, Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA), “Rescuers and Rescued During the Holocaust” Missouri State University
  • Jansen, Kevin – Member of SPS PLTW Biomedical Sciences Partnership Team
  • Koch, Christopher – Music clinics with area high schools
  • Korir, Albert – Judge for the college of natural and applied science (CNAS) undergraduate research (Missouri State University); Contributor to Analytical Science Digital Library (ASDL)
  • Manpadi, Madhuri – Discovery Science Center to help with some science stalls during their events
  • Miller, Rebecca – community service project of free family portraits to veterans
  • Moore, Bruce – Board Member, Property Committee, Ozark Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Nichols, Kelly Still – Board of Directors of Springfield Little Theatre
  • Popescu, Ioana – Jordan Valley Mill Park BioBlitz tree ID team leader; George Washington Carver National Monument BioBlitz wildflower ID team leader; Consulting botanist for Missouri Native Plants Society and Missouri Naturalists; TSC Greenhouse supervisor & Springfield Community Gardens liaison
  • Precise, Natalie – Reading is Fundamental, board member
  • Russo, Tom – Community Foundation of the Ozarks: Arts & Culture Grants Committee member; Springfield Regional Arts Council: Ozzie Awards Committee member
  • Schraft, Rob – Theatre Coordinator and Narrator — PETER AND THE WOLF
  • Simmerman, James – Serve on the Finance Committee of the Springfield Ballet
  • Sooter, Traci – Sigma Kappa National Housing Board; Sigma Kappa-Corporation Board; Sigma Kappa Scholarship Award Committee
  • Sorenson, Allin – Government Affairs Committee of the Springfield Regional Arts Council
  • Spence, Karen – Treasurer, AIA Springfield Board of Directors; Secretary, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks Board of Directors
  • Williamson, Edward – “Pedagogy from the Prairie: George W. Carver.” Presented at Teachers Workshop George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO; “Stephen Frost.” Article written for Newton County, Missouri Historical Preservation Society
  • Wood, Mark – Board Member of the Discovery Center; Steering Committee for the Lumina Grant awarded to the City of Springfield

External Review Consulting

  • Korir, Albert – External Reviewer of Examinations: School of Biological and Physical Sciences, Moi University
  • Ponder, Daniel – Doctor of Public Administration Program Review, Hamline University, 2017

Adjudicating

  • Claussen, Tina – All District Jazz Auditions
  • Davidson, James – Missouri All-District and All-State Choir Auditions; Drury Chamber Choir Festival; Frisco Conference Music Festival
  • Manpadi, Madhuri – Judge for Central High Debate Competition
  • Miller, Rebecca – Judge for the National PTA Reflections Photography Contest
  • Sorenson, Allin – MSHSAA music festival

Other Professional Activities

  • Arne, Marshall – ARC-ad: Architectural Research Center – applied design. Co-leader. Building systems and design for disaster resilient, mobile structures. Art & Architecture LLC, principle, professional practice.
  • Blunk, Cathy – Study Abroad Program Director: Tours, France; Honors Council
  • Bohnenkamper, Katherine – American Red Cross Instructor for multiple organizations
  • Branton, Chris – Working with former colleagues to identify research opportunities for Drury undergraduates, and new collaborations between Drury faculty and research institutions. This includes funding for a Drury subcontract on a major research instrumentation grant to be submitted with Clemson University; making contacts with game development professionals in the region to provide internship and employment opportunities for our graduates.
  • Browning, Carol – in the process of creating a lab-based project-intensive Introduction to Computer Science course, this is the first year of teaching Intro in this innovative format; wrote a successful sabbatical proposal for developing materials for students who are learning programming languages
  • Browning, Peter – research on a book related to my forthcoming journal article, “The Global Obesity Epidemic”
  • DeBauche, Gary – Board of Directors of the Ozarks Community Health Center (OCHC); Board of Directors of Farmers State Bank; Investment Consultant to Sterling Investment Advisors
  • Gilbert, Katie – Drury Liaison with the Missouri Humanities Council
  • Hedges, Keith – Continuing education associated with maintaining professional licensure and research certifications
  • Koch, Christopher – Recitalist (early music/recorder)
  • Leventis, Panos – European-wide Architectural Competition for the new Cyprus Archaeological Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Miller, Rebecca – Participant of Community Focus Stakeholder meeting with the Springfield Regional Arts Council; Board member of the First Friday arts organization.
  • Moore, Bruce – Professional Consultation Work at Bruce E. Moore, AIA for clients
  • Nichols, Kelly still – consult with attorneys on business litigation cases; perform mediation services for business litigation or marital property settlement
  • Petty, Clifton – Case Under Review at Business Case Journal “The razor’s edge: Dollar Shave Club and the disruption of the shaving market”; Strategic Planning Consultation with Pension Consultants, Inc.; Published a suspense/thriller novel, “Before the Sun Goes Down”
  • Ponder, Daniel – Member, Committee to Select the George C. Edwards Award for Best Dissertation, Presidency and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association; Member, Legacy Committee for the Presidency and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association
  • Sooter, Traci – Professional design projects: Residence – Japan, Missouri, Cabin – Chadwick, Missouri
  • VanDenBerg, Jeff – Led the Model United Nations team at the Midwest Model United Nations Conference in St. Louis
  • Williamson, Edward – Volunteer at Prairie Day, George W. Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO; George W. Carver program. Immaculate Conception Elementary School, Springfield, MO; George W. Carver program. Newburg Elementary School, Newburg, MO; Super Science program in collaboration with National Park Service. Wood Elementary School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Faculty Fellowships


Drury Action Research Fellow

Drury Action Research Fellowship is a funded teaching scholarship program co-organized by the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and the Innovation and Teaching Center (ITC). Drury faculty are teacher-scholars dedicated to delivering high-quality educational experiences for students in addition to engaging in creative endeavors, research, and scholarship. The Drury Action Research Fellow (ARF) program encourages the use of innovative, as well as evidence-based teaching practices to enhance the effectiveness of Drury all courses.

The accepted Fellows begin with the Exploratory Phase (Phase I), where participants will articulate their understandings and beliefs about teaching and learning, and reflect on the classes they teach. In the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fellows will enter Action Research Phase (Phase II), where participants will conduct Action Research with the class they teach; that is, to ask research questions, collect data for analysis in their own classroom, and draw conclusions to inform future teaching.

This fellowship is designed to support Drury faculty to take the next step in educational innovation through reflecting and researching their own teaching. Fellows will be supported in three ways:

  1. Participation in an interdisciplinary community of faculty with similar goals to apply what research tells us about learning in the classroom
  2. Partnership with the Innovation and Teaching Center (ITC) with expertise in education research and classroom practice to support research design, data collection and analysis Fellows will have the opportunity to meet in person or by video conference with ITC. This time can be used to review and refine research plans and/or discuss the implications and contribution of your findings.
  3. $1,000 financial support: including $500 financial support for conducting the action research and additional $500 travel fund if the fellow present work at a research conference in their field.

Requirement for Phase I

In Spring 2020, Fellows will participate in two interviews and allow for one observation of their classrooms. The first interview will focus on exploring their philosophy of teaching and learning. The second interview will focus on stimulated reflection on the class observed.

Requirements for Phase II

Phase II will begin in August 2020 and conclude around May 2020. Fellows who have completed Phase I are eligible to continue with Phase II, where fellows will:

  • Propose an action research project where Fellows will implement innovative teaching in their classes and study learning outcomes.
  • Stay in regular communication and attend meetings with program research partner as needed.
  • Work with ITC to further develop the proposed study and ensure compliance with all policies of the Drury Office of Institutional Review Board for research on human subjects.
  • Present the study at Drury scholarship annual event and disseminate results by presenting a paper or poster at a conference or by submitting to a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Provide copies of all papers, posters and presentations to ITC.

In Phase II, fellows are encouraged to work in pairs and conduct research that examines classroom practices across courses and/or disciplines. Fellows are also encouraged to work with their department to include an undergraduate research assistant. Financial support will be awarded upon completion of the research project.

2020-2021

2020-2021 Action Research Fellows

  • Dr. Karen Spence, Professor and Associate Dean of Architecture
    • Project: Enhancing knowledge and critical thinking in a project-driven class
  • Dr. Sara Khorshidifard, Assistant Professor of Architecture
    • Teaching research skills in a design-centered learning environment

2019-2020

2019-2020 Action Research Fellows

  • Dr. Jennie Long, Professor of Criminology
    • Project: Creating holistic advising for students
  • Dr. Callie Gibson, Assistant Professor of Psychology
    • Project: Fostering students’ metacognitive skills to bridge the gap between faculty and student expectations
  • Dr. Brant Hinrichs, Associate Professor of Physics
    • Project: Promoting active participation in student-led whole-class discussions
  • Dr. Chris Branton, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    • Project: Bridging gender gap in computer science courses

Drury Faculty Advising Fellowship

The Faculty Advising Fellowship Program is for faculty advisors interested in exploring the promise of Your Drury Fusion with the support of the Cox Compass Center staff and the Office of Academic Affairs. Faculty Advising Fellows will engage in dialogue, leadership, and service throughout the academic year on vocational exploration, reflection, and calling. The Fellows work to build a culture of purpose-driven faculty advising and to encourage students to ask meaningful questions about their educational and personal journey. Projects vary be academic year.

Faculty will be chosen from across all schools/disciplines and will receive financial support (via a stipend) for participating in this program. Expectations include participating in various programs and consultation visits on topics of vocation and faculty advising as well as creating/facilitating four spring faculty advising programs on vocation and Your Drury Fusion. 

2020-2021 Project

Creation of campus videos for students and faculty on calling and vocation; coordinated a campus-wide Common Reading (“Just Mercy”) and created a website for faculty advisors that focuses on calling and vocation and other important advising issues. We will also host a keynote speaker at the May 18 faculty workshop on calling, vocation, equity, and inclusion.

  • Dr. Panos Leventis, Faculty Fellow Hammons School of Architecture
  • Dr. Mary Blair, Faculty Fellow Breech School of Business
  • Prof. Matt Noblett, Faculty Fellow School of Communication, Fine and Performing Arts
  • Dr. Natalie Precise, Faculty Fellow School of Education and Child Development
  • Dr. Charlyn Ingwerson, Faculty Fellow School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Chris Branson, Faculty Fellow School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. Nick Marra, Faculty Fellow at-large

2019-2020 Project

Each Fellow will create a specific advising plan to take back to their academic program at the end of their fellowship which will reflect how advising can be reframed (or more keenly focused) in alignment with Your Drury Fusion and Cox Compass Center ideals of “purpose and passion” and vocational discernment to fully support students’ academic, personal and professional growth.

  • Dr. Ginney Norton, Faculty Fellow at-large
  • Dr. James Simmerman, Faculty Fellow Breech School of Business
  • Dr. Lori Slater, Faculty Fellow School of Education and Child Development
  • Dr. Karen Spence, Faculty Fellow Hammons School of Architecture
  • Dr. Rick Maxson, Faculty Fellow School of Communication, Fine and Performing Arts
  • Dr. Jennie Silva Brown, Faculty Fellow School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Megan Ealy, Faculty Fellow School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Honors Fellows Program (new for 2021-2022)

The Honors Fellows Program is designed to create opportunities for faculty members and departments to deepen their understanding of honors education and create honors experiences that will enhance learning opportunities for honors students across campus, improve honors advising, create new honors courses, construct more meaningful research opportunities for students, and develop better student pathways for research opportunities, grants, and fellowships. Additional goals include getting more faculty and departments involved with honors education, improving pedagogical techniques within honors education, improve advising pathways for honors, and more fully embedding the culture of honors throughout the university.

Honors Fellows will engage in dialogue, leadership, and service throughout the academic year to:

  • learn how faculty across campus can better support honors students and encourage honors students to be more ambitious in their approach to their education
  • explore how honors education, with its emphasis on exploring open-ended questions and student research, might be fostered among underserved students and those from historically-underrepresented communities
  • help faculty better understand issues and trends within honors education
  • create honors opportunities within departments and majors
  • explore how honors education fits within Drury’s approach to vocation and the blending of professional and life learning.
  • create an infrastructure for current and future faculty advisors to effectively advise honors students and to identify appropriate and ambitious university and post-graduate goals for honors students
  • develop research and creative opportunities for honors students.

2021-2022 Honors Faculty Fellow responsibilities:

  • Participate in a fall reading group on the value of honors education.
  • Coordinate a spring 2022 “Common Reading Program” for interested faculty and staff on a topic related to honors programs.
  • Participate in the Fall Honors Symposium.
  • Attend the Spring Honors Banquet.
  • Each Fellow will complete a project designed to improve honors education at Drury. Possible projects include any of the following: developing an honors class, a research project that can include honors students, an advising plan for honors students in your department or college, a web-page or promotional materials for honors students in your department or major, co-curricular opportunities for honors students, a plan to mentor honors students for major fellowships and grants, OR any other idea a faculty member might have.

Compensation: All Honors Faculty Fellows will receive a stipend of $500.