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October 2009

  • Karen Brown-Fackler, associate professor of nursing, presented “Student Incivility in Higher Education” at the 9th Annual Lilly Conference for College and University Teaching and Learning in Traverse City in September.

  • Fenobia I. Dallas, assistant professor of English, had a manuscript titled “FuturePerfect: Students Envisioning the Future” accepted for publication in the fall 2009 issue of Language Arts Journal of Michigan. Also, Dallas presented a paper titled “The Destruction of a Community Through Eminent Domain Claims: 1960s Toledo, Ohio” at the Association for African American Life and History Conference, Oct. 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, Dallas presented a paper titled “Morphing into Monotony: Digital Hegemonic Imagery” at the “Beyond the Dolls: Representation as the AntiLife?” panel at the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Oct. 8 in East Lansing, Mich.

  • Alan D. Freed, Clifford H. Spicer Chair in Engineering, had a paper titled “Anisotropy in Hypoelastic Soft-Tissue Mechanics, II: Simple Extensional Experiments” published in the Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 4 (6), 2009, 1005-1025.

  • Eric Gardner, professor of English, has a new book, Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature, recently published by the University Press of Mississippi. Recovering the work of early black authors and editors who have been left off maps drawn by historians and literary critics alike, the book restores to consideration Black literary locations in antebellum St. Louis, antebellum Indiana, Reconstruction-era San Francisco, and several sites tied to the Philadelphia-based Christian Recorder during and after the Civil War.

  • René Hernandez, assistant professor of health sciences, has been appointed to The Dow Chemical Company’s Human Studies Review Board. She currently serves on the State of Michigan Bureau of Health Professions Physician Assistant Task Force with subcommittee membership to both the Disciplinary and Rules Committees.

  • M. Yousef Jabbari, associate professor of mechanical engineering, presented “Teaching the Concept of the Critical Radius of Insulation to Undergraduate Students” at the Annual Conference of the ASEE North Central Section, April 3-4 in Grand Rapids. The presentation was a summary of the results of an investigation coauthored by Ryiad K. Hermas, a SVSU mechanical engineering senior.

  • Judith Kerman, professor of English, had two poems “Cambria Heights, Queens, New York” and “Daughters III: Palindrome” appear in Poemeleon IV:I (The Gender Issue) online.

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
Joseph Ofori-Dankwa

"He always made time to meet with me to either help clarify something he said in a lecture, or just to encourage me to pursue my dreams."

Willie McKether, 1991, M.B.A. Assistant Prof. of sociology and anthropology, University of Toledo

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