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:

September 2010

  • Mohammad Saad Alam, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, published a refereed journal paper in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (published by American Institute of Physics, New York). The paper was titled “Dynamic Modeling of Photovoltaic Module for Real-Time Maximum Power Tracking.”
  • Robert C. Braddock, professor of history, published an article, “To Serve the Queen,” in Tudor Queenship: The Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth (Hunt and Whitelock, eds. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
  • David M. Callejo Pérez, Carl A. Gerstacker Endowed Chair in Education, will make two presentations, including a presidential address titled “What I Learned on the Road to Mississauga: Democracy and Curriculum” at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum in St. Louis, Mo., October 2010; and a paper titled “The Red Light in the Ivory Tower: Contexts and Implications of Entrepreneurial Education” (co-written with Donna Adair Breault) that will be presented at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum in St. Louis, Mo., in October 2010. In addition, Callejo Pérez will be a discussant for a research panel on “Adapting to Changes in the Curriculum: Featured Panel” at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Indianapolis, Ind., November 2010.
  • Monika Dix, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, and Linda Farynk, director of Zahnow Library, received the Read Japan Donation Grant “100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan” from the Nippon Foundation in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2010. The books cover areas such as politics & international relations, economy & business, society & culture, literature and art, and history, and will enhance the collection of Japanese resources.
  • Gladys Hernandez, professor of modern foreign langauges, presented a paper titled “El Papel del Proverbio en la Clase de Negocios” at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese-International Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, July 8-13.
  • Kathy Kalmar, associate professor of teacher education, published an article titled “A Death in the Family and Your Young Child: What to Say and Do When It Happens to You” in the winter 2009 in TOPS (Tips On Parenting) Magazine.
  • Arthur Martin, assistant professor of biology, recently published a research paper titled “The Influence of Reproductive State on the Agonistic Interactions Between Male and Female Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus)” in the journal Behaviour.
  • Stephen Taber, associate professor of biology, discovered a new species of mollusk, a large fungus-eating slug from an ancient Texas pine forest. The finding will be published in The Michigan Academician as “A New Philomycus Mantleslug Species from Texas and a Key to U.S. Philomycus Species.”
  • Matthew Zivich, professor of art, has a sculpture on view at the University of Michigan School of Art’s “Work.Detroit” gallery in Detroit. The exhibition, titled “Considering the City,” was open nationally to all artists and was curated by Charlie Michaels; it concludes Oct. 8. “Considering the City” sought work by artists, designers, architects, urban planners, and social practitioners that examine new ways of using and interpreting urban spaces for the people that live in them. Zivich submitted Enclaves (2000), one of his works from his “Architectural Series” that depicted a detailed section of an imaginary city where the structures are ambiguously defined as being either in a state of destruction, or construction.

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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