KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo faculty and staff took center stage in the campus’s celebration of IU’s Bicentennial, at the faculty research symposium.
More than a dozen faculty shared posters or presentations in Alumni Hall and the Kelley Student Center last week, followed by a reception to honor those who published or presented during the last year.
Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke congratulated all who presented or were honored, noting that one of her goals has been increasing the research and creative work on campus.
Your scholarship, creative work, and conference presentations truly elevate our campus,” she said. “We have creative and scholarly achievements that are second to none. We are proud of all of you.”
Christina Downey, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and student success, noted this is the first year the annual scholarship reception also included accomplishments of professional staff.
Your scholarship and creative activity, and sharing your expertise, helps transform our region, our state, and the lives of our students,” she said. “Thank you for putting in the time to do this amazing work, sharing it with one another, and celebrating.”
Faculty and staff members who participated in the research symposium included Jamie Oslawski-Lopez, acting assistant professor of sociology; Kathryn Holcomb, associate professor of psychology; Christina Romero-Ivanova, assistant professor of education; Patrick Motl, associate professor of physics; Xiaoqiong (Crystal) Wang, assistant professor of finance; Eva White, professor of English; Lalatendu Acharya, assistant professor of health sciences; Hisako Masuda, associate professor of biochemistry; T.J. Sullivan, associate professor of biology and molecular energy; Kate Aguilar, coordinator of student life and campus diversity; Ju Young (L.J.) Lee, assistant professor of sport and recreation management; Johnathan Grant, associate director of web services; Erin Doss, assistant professor of communication arts; and Gin Morgan, assistant professor of psychology.
Faculty honored at the reception included:
Division of Allied Health Sciences
Lalatendu Acharya, assistant professor of health sciences; Ju Young (L.J.) Lee, assistant professor of sport and recreation management; Melinda Stanley, lecturer in health care management
School of Business
Dmitriy Chulkov, professor of economics and management information systems; Steve Cox, professor of finance; Josephine Dibie, lecturer in business; Robert Dibie, professor of public policy, public management, and environmental studies; Joungyeon (J.Y.) Kim, associate professor of accounting and management information systems; Mohammad Meybodi, professor of operations management; Yusuf Nur, associate professor of international business; Kathy Parkison, professor of economics; Adam Smith, associate professor of management; Gabby VanAlstine, lecturer in business; Xiaoqiong (Crystal) Wang, assistant professor of finance
Department of Hospitality and Tourism
Zhenhao (Mark) Meng, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism
Department of Public Administration and Health Management
Robert Dibie, professor of public policy, public management, and environmental studies; Hyunkang (H.K.) Hur, assistant professor of public management
School of Education
Sarrah Grubb, assistant professor of education; Lance Mason, assistant professor of education; Alina Mihai, assistant professor of special education; Christina Romero-Ivanova, assistant professor of education; Natalie Schelling, assistant professor of educational psychology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Eric Bain-Selbo, dean
Department of Communication and Performing Arts
Christopher Darr, professor of communication arts; Erin Doss, assistant professor of communication arts; Wendy Grice, lecturer in music; Joann Kaiser, senior lecturer in communication arts
Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
Beau Shine, assistant professor of criminal justice and homeland security
Department of English and Language Studies
Paul Cook, associate professor of English; Joe Keener, associate professor of English; Eva White, professor of English
Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy
Todd Bradley, associate professor of political science; Peter Sposato, associate professor of history; Christopher Buckman, lecturer of philosophy
Department of New Media, Art, and Technology
Minda Douglas, associate professor of fine arts; Erik Deerly, associate professor of new media; Michael Koerner, assistant professor of new media; Wayne Madsen, assistant professor of new media; Gregory Steel, associate professor of fine arts; Aaron Pickens, assistant professor of fine arts and new media.
Department of Psychology
Julie Brunson, assistant professor of psychology
Department of Sociology
Niki Weller, associate professor of sociology; Nicholas Baxter, assistant professor of sociology; Stephanie Medley-Rath, assistant professor of sociology
School of Nursing
Angela Heckman, clinical professor of nursing; April Mouser, associate professor of nursing;
Mary Steinke, assistant clinical professor of nursing
School of Sciences
Abdullah Canbaz, assistant professor of computer science; Christopher Caruvana, visiting assistant professor of mathematics; Mohammad Hossain, assistant professor of organic chemistry; Kasem Kasem, professor of chemistry; Hong Liu, assistant professor of computer science; Patrick Motl, associate professor of physics; Chen Zhong, assistant professor of informatics
Meg Galasso, information services librarian and archivist; Yan He, information literacy coordinator
Office of University Advancement: Jan Halperin, vice chancellor for university advancement, Marie Lindskoog, director of media and marketing, Emily Smith, communications manager
Office of Student Success and Advising: Kim Evans, advisor for allied health sciences and nursing; Kelli Keener, director of advising; Becky Lefler, advisor for allied health sciences and nursing; Adam Svoboda, advisor for business; Carole Ogle, student success coach; Quiana Preston, advisor for sciences, criminal justice, and undecided; Candace Rhodes, advisor for humanities and social sciences
Office of Student Life and Campus Diversity
Audra Dowling, dean of students; Kate Aguilar, coordinator of student life and campus diversity; Beth Barnett, director of counseling and psychological services
Office of Student Affairs
Tracy Springer, director of career and accessibility center
University Information Technology Services
Johnathan Grant, associate director of web services; Kathy Kennedy, web customer and content manager
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.