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Faculty honored for scholarly, creative work and research

September 28, 2016

KOKOMO, Ind. — Inside Indiana University Kokomo’s labs and classrooms, scholars are at work, expanding the world’s knowledge of the physical and social sciences, the humanities, education, business, health sciences, and more.

Tuesday (September 27), the campus recognized its faculty, honoring them for research, artistic exhibitions, presentations, and scholarly and creative publications in the last year. More than 50 received accolades for work ranging from art installations, fiction and poetry, and research on topics including the impact of age on youth sports success, e-commerce price discrimination, and politics and public service, among others.

Mark Canada, vice chancellor for academic affairs, said scholarship and creative work go hand in hand with teaching at IU Kokomo. Many faculty mentor students as research assistants, giving them invaluable hands on experience.

“Teachers who are active scholars and artists bring their knowledge into the classroom, where it informs their teaching and benefits their students,” he said. “Our artists have exhibited their work around the country, and even in other parts of the world, ane our experts in various disciplines have presented and published numerous papers. We are very proud of our faculty artists and scholars.”

Faculty honored included:

Division of Allied Health Sciences: Angela Coppola, assistant professor of health sciences; David Hancock, assistant professor of health sciences; Jessica Henderson, assistant professor of health sciences; John Hughey, chair of the Division of Allied Health Sciences; Heidi Sebastian, clinical assistant professor of radiologic sciences.

School of Business: Dmitriy Chulkov, professor of economics and management information systems; Robert Dibie, professor of public policy, public management, and environmental studies; Hyunkang Hur, assistant professor of public management; Heather Kennedy-Eden, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism; Mohammad Meybodi, professor of operations management; David Rink, professor of marketing; Dianne Roden, professor of finance; Adam Smith, assistant professor of management.

School of Education: Lance Mason, assistant professor of education; Alina Mihai, assistant professor of special education.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Jeff Batis, assistant professor of psychology; Rachel Blumenthal, assistant professor of English; Todd Bradley, associate professor of political science; Kelly Brown, associate professor of criminal justice; Mark Canada, vice chancellor for academic affairs; Chris Darr, associate professor of communication arts; Rosalyn Davis, clinical assistant professor of psychology; Erik Deerly, assistant professor of new media; Minda Douglas, associate professor of fine arts; Nancy Greenwood, professor of sociology; Kathy Holcomb, associate professor of psychology; Michael Koerner, assistant professor of new media; Wayne Madsen, assistant professor of new media; Ligaya McGovern, professor of sociology; Stephanie Medley-Rath, assistant professor of sociology; Gin Morgan, lecturer in psychology; Josh Mugg, visiting lecturer of philosophy; Beau Shine, assistant professor of criminal justice and homeland security; Peter Sposato, assistant professor of history; Gregory Steel, associate professor of fine arts; Niki Weller, assistant professor of sociology; Eva White, professor of English; Yunjin Woo, assistant professor of fine arts.

Library: Diane J. Bever, reference and information services librarian; Yan He, information literacy librarian; Ria Lukes, technical services librarian; Angie Thorpe, digital user experience librarian.

School of Nursing
Mary Bourke, assistant dean of the M.S.N. program; Tamera Ledbetter, assistant professor of nursing; Amanda Leffler, assistant professor of nursing; Sarah Shultz, adjunct; Mary Steinke, assistant clinical professor of nursing; Carolyn Townsend, assistant professor of nursing; Linda Wallace, dean of the School of Nursing.

School of Sciences
Mohammad Almalag, assistant professor of informatics; Awny Alnusair, associate professor of informatics; Michael Finkler, professor of physiology; Kasem Kasem, professor of chemistry; Hisako Masuda, assistant professor of biochemistry; Patrick Motl, associate professor of physics; T. J. Sullivan, associate professor of biology and molecular ecology.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 09/28/2016