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 2011

  • Geoffrey V. Carter, assistant professor of English, had a paper titled “Inter.Virtual.Vitalism.Views: Aural Encounters with Byron Hawk, Victor Vitanza, and Alex Reid” published in Currents in Electronic Literacy (Special Issue: Writing with Sound; Summer 2011).

  • Monika Dix, assistant professor of Japanese language, literature & culture, presented a paper titled “Heike Nokyo: Taira no Kiyomori and kechien-gyo Practice in Kamakura-Period Japan” as part of a four-day international symposium titled “Loveable Losers: The Taira in Action and Memory,” which was sponsored by the East Asian Studies Department at the University of Alberta and held at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada, Aug. 12-15.

  • Gladys Hernandez, professor of modern foreign languages, presented a paper titled “El lenguaje del agua y la cultura” at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Washington, D.C., in July.

  • J. Blake Johnson, assistant professor of art, has a paper sculpture on exhibit in the All Michigan All Media – Visual Arts Competition, sponsored by the Holland Area Arts Council. The show opened Sept. 9 and runs until Nov. 5.

  • Mark Potts, assistant dean for the College of Business & Management, and George M. Puia, associate dean for faculty research and external relations/Dow Chemical Company Centennial Chair in Global Business, had a paper titled “Entrepreneurship in the European Union: Unified is not Uniform” accepted for publication in the International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

  • David Rzeszutek, assistant professor of theatre, was a panelist for a session titled “Reflections on the Field: Observing, Contemplating, and Imagining” at the American Alliance for Theatre & Education National Conference in Chicago in July.

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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