On April 13, 2013, a research project authored by four Concordia University Chicago students and their professor was awarded the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) - Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) Outstanding Paper Award. Psychology professor Dr, Jeremy Houska accepted this award on the students' behalf at the 83rd Annual RMPA Convention at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. CUC Psychology students Janeisha Hood, Erica Lams, Cathy Wica, and Constance Netisingha co-authored this research project with Dr. Houska, and it was presented in poster form.
Dr. Nancy Gibson was elected national President of ASCD ((formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). ASCD has 140,000 members from 134 countries and 56 affiliate organizations. In March, at the ASCD Chicago conference, she was seated as a Board member and President Elect. In March, 2014, she will become President and in March 2015 she will be seated as Past President.
Dr. Daniel Tomal and Dr. Craig Schilling recently published two books:
- Schilling, C. A., & Tomal, D. R. (2013). Resource management for school administrators: optimizing fiscal, facility, and human resources. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
- Tomal, D. R., & Schilling, C. A. (2013). Managing human resources and collective bargaining. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.
Dr. Craig Schilling wrote, “Reach your Potential: Achieving Excellence through Goal Setting” for the Illinois Association of School Business Official's 'Update" magazine Summer 2013 Issue.
Dr. Andrew Steinmann:
- published “Correlation of Select Classical Sources Related to the Trojan War with Assyrian and Biblical Chronologies” by RODGER C. YOUNG and ANDREW E. STEINMANN in Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament vol. 1.2 (2012): 223-48 and is available online at http://jesot.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/JESOT-1.2-Young-Steinmann.pdf.
- Taught from March 2-10 at the LCMS center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia training native pastors in Old Testament as part of their ongoing training for service in Southeast Asia. Dr. Steinmann engaged in this work at the invitation of the Luther Institute of Southeast Asia. He is willing to share pictures he has of Phnom Penh and of his work with the pastors.
- Published a book review, The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition and Interpretation by Sailhamer, John. (2009) InterVarsity.
- Presented: "The Chronology of the Nativity" to the Cincinnati, Ohio Circuit LCMS pastors on 1/9/2013"
- Jesus in History" at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Tuesday (2/5/2013)
- "Basic Old Testament Chronology" to Circuit 9W pastors of the Northern Illinois District LCMS (2/7/2013
Dr. Amanda Maddocks presented the following papers at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 27-May 1, 2013 in San Francisco.
- “Assessing doctoral program partnership models and the preparation of candidates for dissertation research” to the Doctoral Education Across the Disciplines SIG
- "Integrating the Research: Co-Teaching to Prepare Reading Specialists to be Specialists in Research” to the Professors of Educational Research SIG (With Dr. Dara Soljaga)
- Additionally, Dr. Maddocks chaired sessions on “Research Quality Assessment and Outcomes for Teaching Educational Research” and “Methodological Issues in Survey Research”
Dr. Maddocks was elected Chair of the Professors of Educational Research SIG for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Prof. Amy Barth made the following presentations at the annual Illinois Counseling Association conference in Springfield, IL., November 2012:
- Wickman, S., Barth, A. L., Smith, K. J., Filmore, J., Klug, A., and Wambu, G. (2012). Constructivist Counselor Education: Beyond the Banking Model. Pre-conference workshop
- Barth, A. L. (2012). My journey to the Beck Institute: CBT principles, model, and conceptualization.
- Barth, A. L., and Standefer, S. (2012). Poster presentation: Termination is NOT a bad word.
Dr. Christopher Lilly presented "Secondary Literacy Coaching: Examining the Role of Content Knowledge and Literacy Processes to Facilitate Disciplinary Literacy Instruction," with Dr. Michael Manderino, Northern Illinois University; Dr. Phillip Michael Wilder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Paula Di Domenico, Northern Illinois University at the Literacy Research Association's 62nd Annual Conference in San Diego, CA on November 28, 2012
Dr. Thomas Jandris presented, “The role of leadership in disruptive innovation in higher education” to invited research faculty of Oxford and Cambridge universities at the Oxford Cambridge Club, London, England, on November 20, 2012. The paper has been accepted for publication in the proceedings of the London Education Research Symposium.
Dr. Pamela Kalbfleisch has been invited to serve as a member of the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network Executive Counsel for a three year appointment. Dr. Kalbfleisch will serve as a liaison to state women’s network coordinators and as an advisor to ACE on issues related to advancing women in higher education administrative careers. Dr. Kalbfleish previously coordinated the ACE North Dakota State Women’s Network for Women in Higher Education. She noted, “I am delighted that I can now use this experience to help women nationally as a member of the ACE Women’s Network Executive Counsel.”
Prof. William Pierros presented a workshop,, "Comparing Apples to Apples: Teaching Comparative Politics Using a Structured-Focused Comparison Model" at the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning conference February 8-10, in Long Beach California.
Emeritus Dr. Alton (Clark) Dubois, received the Mildred M. Seltzer Distinguished Service Recognition Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education at the Annual convention Feb. 28-March 3 in St. Petersburg, Florida. This award honors colleagues who are near retirement or recently retired. Recipients are individuals who have been actively involved in AGHE through service on committees, as elected officers, and/or have provided leadership in one of AGHE's grant-funded projects
Prof. Debra Herman recently concluded a five-year grant provided by the John and Frances Beck Foundation of Chicago to develop an art history curriculum for 1st through 8th grades called, Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories. This free, downloadable resource featuring eighty lessons is currently posted on the Concordia University Chicago’s website at www.cuchicago.edu/artlessons. The site serves current art education students, teachers in the field, school districts and homeschoolers. The art lesson site received 13,239 hits from August 1, 2011 to August 1, 2012 and have reached educators around the world. I hear constantly from people in religious and secular educational settings and homeschoolers who are grateful for this resource.
Educators are extremely busy professionals who desire to provide their students with quality art experiences. Often times this includes only an art production experience. Understanding art movements and art in an historical context, combined with discussions around art aesthetics and criticism, are essential content to maximizing a full art experience beyond just art production. Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories provides accessible, quality lessons that presents a story both of the artist’s life and a featured work of the artist.
Dr. Patricia Hoffman & Dr. Lauren Wellen presented at the Northern Illinois District Lutheran Teachers Conference in Merrillville, IN. on Oct. 4, 2012. The topic was “Is Your Curriculum Skewed or Is It SCEWD?”
Dr. Lauren Wellen presented at the Midwestern Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Evanston, IL on Nov. 7, 2012. The topic was “An Oral History of the Influence of Shirley K. Morgenthaler’s Wisdom and Works on Early Childhood Education.
Dr. Thomas Jandris presented, “Creative Talent Training and Nurturing at U.S. Universities” and Dr. Marilyn Reineck presented, “Academic Organization of US Universities: Authority and Responsibilities at the University and at the College Level” to visiting administrators and faculty from Henan University, China, Jan. 30, 2013.