Faculty

At SVSU, we believe faculty can have the best of both worlds: being able to teach, have meaningful interaction with students, and the support to conduct and present research. Each month faculty work is published in the internal faculty/staff newsletter, the "Interior". See what's new:

October 2010

  • Mohammad Saad Alam, assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering, has been selected for inclusion in Montclair “Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty” for 2011.
  • Marty Arford, associate professor of geography, received a research grant from the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Crested Butte, Colo., to help cover expenses of conducting pollen field work, which was part of a larger research project titled “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: Pollinator Diversity, Specialization and Plant Reproductive Success.”
  • Geoffrey V. Carter, assistant professor of rhetoric & professional writing, co-edited 11 articles titled “Video and Participatory Cultures: Writing, Rhetoric, Performance, and The Tube” for Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture; and he published a webtext with Bill Williamson, associate professor of rhetoric & professional writing, titled “Diogenes, Dogfaced Soldiers, and Deployment Videos” for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
  • Donald Earley, associate professor of occupational therapy, Ellen Herlache, research coordinator, and Dana Skelton, SVSU MSOT alumna, published an article titled “Use of occupations and activities in a modified constraint-induced movement therapy program: A musician’s triumphs over chronic hemiparesis from stroke” in the September/October 2010 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Said Elfakhani, Harvey Randall Wickes Endowed Chair in International Business, published an article titled “Intertemporal Test of Beta Stationarity Performance of Islamic Sector Structured Mutual Funds” in the Journal of International Business & Entrepreneurship Development; he also published “An Examination of the Interrelationship between Arab Markets and Economic Indicators” in the Middle-East Journal of Business. Also, Elfakhani’s article titled “Determinants of FDIs in Emerging Markets: The Case of Brazil, China and India” was included in the Proceedings of the SAICON 2010-Academy of Global Business Advancement South Asia Chapter’s Second International conference, July 2010.
  • Eric Gardner, professor of English, has an article titled “Nineteenth- Century African American Literature and the ‘New Regionalism’” in the current issue of Literature Compass.
  • George M. Puia, Dow Chemical Company Centennial Chair in Global Business, published an article titled “Entrepreneurial Need for Achievement in China, Latvia, and the USA” in the Baltic Journal of Management (the paper also was presented last year at a conference in Lithuania).

Those Who Changed Us

Throughout our lives, we recall those teachers who had an impact on us. Here, alumni and students share thoughts on SVSU faculty who changed their lives.

Faculty Member
Nameeta Mathur

Nameeta Mathur

"Living up to high expectations is infectious once you start meeting them. Her teaching fundamentally transformed the way I analyzed the world."

-- described Aaron Crossen, 2008, B.A., history/communication. He is a marketing and sales coordinator for Cech Corp. in Saginaw.

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