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Faculty in the News

December 2016

Elizabeth Patterson Roe (Associate Professor of Social Work) published a chapter: "International Social Work: A Faith Based, Anti-Oppressive Approach,in the book entitled Christianity and Social Work: Readings on the Integration of Christian Faith and Social Work Practice. Botsford. NACSW. Professor Patterson Roe also presented, "How Does Christian Community Development Impact a Community?" at the NACSW National Conference, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jesse Ayers' (Professor of Music)   Fanfare and Carol for Christmas  will be performed by the Brantford Symphony Orchestra in Ontario and by the Maybrook Wind Ensemble in Middletown, Cornwall and Maybrook, N.Y.

David Beer (Assistant Professor of Political Science), Marcia Everett (Professor of Communication Arts), Scott Waalkes (Professor of International Politics), and Jacci Stuckey Welling (Professor of History) led 15 History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences and Communication Arts students on a fall break trip to Washington, D.C. Scott Waalkes, MU Professor and Sabbatical Fellow for Public Policy with the American Studies Program, and his wife coordinated the arrangements.

Lisa Beltz (Associate Professor of Biology) co-authored an article titled Physical Activity, Energy Expenditure, and Defense of Body Weight in Melanocortin 4 Receptor-Deficient Male Rats with her student, Caitlyn Ridenour and others. The article was published in Scientific Reports online November 25, 2016.

Jamie Krob's (Instructor of Management Studies) abstract titled, A Way with Words: Using Tailored Provider-Patient Communication to Advance Oral Health Literacy and Equity was accepted for a presentation at the Society for Public Health Education's 68th Annual Conference April 1, 2017. 

Steve Moroney (Professor of Theology) presented a paper entitled "A Spectrum of Theological Speculation, the Importance of Public Acknowledgment, and Applications to Eschatology" at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society on November 15 in San Antonio, Texas.

Jeff Huston (Adjunct Faculty) presented "Sand for Your Oyster: Practical Tools and Stories for Music Education" at Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus.

Christina Schnyders (Assistant Professor of Counseling & Human Development), Steve Moroney (Professor of Theology), David Beer (Assistant Professor of Political Science), and Bryan Hollon (Professor of Theology) received a $48,000 CIC NetVUE program development grant. The grant will be used for programming that will benefit senior faculty members and our wider university community as together we get better at thinking missionally about our vocation.

Eb de Oliveira (Professor of Psychology)  has been granted a sub-award under the Malone University NSF grant [(Adam Klemann (Chief Information Officer) & Jason Courter (Assistant Professor of Biology)] Professor Oliveira will be working collaboratively with Stephanie Chen (U. of Michigan) on the project, "The Role of Gender and Culture in the Observed Emotional Expressivity of College Students" (spring-fall of 2017).

November 2016

Christina Schnyders (Assistant Professor of Counseling & Human Development) had three entries published in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling, released October 2016 on SAGE Knowledge.  The entries are titled, “Adult Development,” “Assertiveness,” and “Life Transitions.” Christina also presented “Flipping the Classroom in Counselor Education” at the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in Bloomington, Minn,, on October 21, 2016.

Jack Ballard (Professor of Music) provided music composition and recording production for PARTA television spot.

Bill Quigley (Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry) made two presentations, "Building a Calendar for Ministry: An Ounce of Planning Brings a Pound of Produce" and "6 Things - No Math Required: The Wonder Years: Stages of Youth." Presentations were made at the ASCEND Leadership Conference on October 15, 2016, at Damascus Friends Church, Damascus, Ohio. ASCEND is a project of Malone University's Leadership and Staff Dynamics Class (MIN 424). He also presented at the DiscipleFest 2016 at Eastminster Presbytery on October 22, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. 

October 2016

Lauren Seifert's (Professor of Psychology) book review of "Memory in the Twenty-First Century: New Critical Perspectives from the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences" has been accepted for publication in PsycCRITIQUES.

Jamie Krob (Instructor of Management Studies), along with her colleague Lori Dewald, presented findings of their pilot study researching dental/oral health behaviors of young adults and college-aged students at a General Session presentation at the 2016 American College Health Association Annual Meeting.

Jesse Ayers (Professor of Music) was commissioned this summer by the Akron Symphony to compose a new work for orchestra and chorus on the theme of "the legacy of the spirituals."Two of Jesse Ayers' works, both based on Civil War history, have been selected to be presented in October at the national conference of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers.

Karen Slovak (Associate Professor of Social Work) published an article in June on Development of the Older Adult Prescription Drug Assessment Questionnaire for Case Workers, in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Greg Miller (Professor of History) presented at the Early Modern Europe conference in Belgium (August).

Jacci Welling (Professor of History) presented a paper, "'The Search for Order': Friends Bible Institute and the Emergence of Urban Bible Institutes," at the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists in Birmingham, England (June).

Jason Courter (Assistant Professor of Biology) co-authored two scientific journal articles recently published: 1) "Riparian Width and Neotropical Avian Species Richness in the Agricultural Midwest" and 2) "A Spatio-temporal Comparison of Avian Migration Phenology using Citizen Science Data." in Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Sciences and Spatial Statistics, respectively.

Eb de Oliveira (Professor of Psychology) and Psychology alumna Emily Jackson '14, published the article, "The moderation role of self-perceived maternal empathy in observed mother-child collaborative problem solving," in the refereed journal Infant and Child Development.

Jack Ballard (Professor of Music) composed, recorded, performed, and mixed the music score for the hour long documentary film, "Honorable Capitalism?" by Essential Story, LLC, produced by Connie Collins, with Amy Glick on violin.

David Entwistle (Professor of Psychology) co-authored two articles published in a special edition of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 35 (2) on teaching integration. One of the articles began as a qualitative research project by Malone University graduate, Emily Jackson.

Sangsun Choi (Assistant Professor of Media Production) will have a screening of his short documentary, "The History of Intimacy" at Chagrin Documentary Film Festival in Ohio.

Grant sub-award under the Malone University NSF grant  [(Adam Klemann (Chief Information Officer) & Jason Courter (Assistant Professor of Biology)] has been awarded to Kathleen Flaherty (Professor of Nursing),  Kara Kaelber (Associate Professor of Counseling & Human Dev't), and Lauren Seifert (Professor of Psychology). The grant will study stakeholder narratives in chronic disease management.

Hoover Foundation Grant of $78,390 has been awarded to the Science & Math Department (Jason Courter (Assistant Professor of Biology) to establish/research internship opportunities for students near Biscayne National Park. This grant will be used to encourage recruitment into the Marine Biology minor.

Ohio Deans Compact for Exceptional Children approved the second year of a $75,000 grant. Roger Morris (Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership) and Donna Bishop (Assistant Professor of Education) are the principal leaders.