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Kristin FitzPatrick Publishes Column

Part-​time faculty member Kristin FitzPatrick​ published her column, "An Easy Way to Visit Faraway Places this Summer" in the Ventura County Star newspaper.

Ruth Gannon Cook Promoted to Professor

Associate Professor ​Ruth Gannon Cook​ was promoted to Professor. Her research and teaching draw upon her interests in instructional technology.

Ruth Gannon Cook Receives Award

Professor Ruth Gannon Cook and co-author Kathryn Ley received the Association for Educational Communications and Technology AECT) 2016 Journal Article Award for "Overlooking the Obvious: How to Use Semiotics and Metaphors to Reinforce E-Learning" at the AECT Fall 2016 International Convention in Las Vegas.

Janise Hurtig Co-Edits Book

P​art-time faculty member Janise Hurtig co-edited Every Person is a Philosopher. Her work is a new compilation of essays celebrating community education and the praxis of participatory literacy.

Akilah Martin Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Assist​ant Professor Akilah Martin​​ was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. She also serves as Senior Director for Mentoring and Student Services. Her research and teaching reflect interests in enhancing soil and water quality through education and promoting awareness.

Arieahn Matamonasa Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Assi​stant Professor Arieahn Matamonasa​ was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Her teaching and reseach relate to multicultural issues in psychology, the treatment of Native American populations, the animal-human bond, and animal assisted therapies.

Donald Opitz Gives Presentation

Associate Dean for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and Associate Professor Donald Opitz presented "Size Matters: Flora, Florilegia, and the Foundations of Botanical Knowledge"​ at the Three Socieities international meeting at the University of Alberta.

Donald Opitz Awarded Grant

A​ssociate Dean for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and Associate Professor Donald Opitz​ received a group international travel grant of $15,974 from the National Science Foundation to support US-based scholars' participation in the 7th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science: Science and Power, Science as Power held by Charles University, Prague, Czechia.

Mark Robinson Accepts Position

Part-time faculty member Mark Robinson has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in medical ethics at Creighton University​. He will continue to teach at SNL.

Craig Sautter Interviewed by Voice of America

Part-​time faculty member Craig Sautter was interviewed by Voice of America​ about contested presidential conventions and elections.

Craig Sautter Interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer

Part-time faculty member Craig Sautter​ was interviewed about past presidential conventions in Philadelphia and the 2016 presidential election in the Philadelphia Inquirer​ newspaper.

Craig Sautter Publishes Article

Part-​time faculty member Craig Sautter published "Before Donald Trump, Wendell L. Wilkie Upended the GOP Primary in 1940" in Smithsonian magazine and Zocalo Public Square​.

Craig Sautter Interviewed by Bruce Dumont

Part-time faculty member Craig Sautter​​ appeared on the nationally-syndicated broadcast of Beyond the Beltway on WGN-TV. Host Bruce DuMont interviewed him about the original 'smoke filled rooms' of Chicago's Blackstone Hotel during the 1920 Republican presidential convention.

David Simpson Composes Article

Par​t-time faculty member David Simpson has written "Sir Francis Bacon, Essayist," a summary of recent Bacon scholarship and an assessment and analysis of Bacon's Essays for Gale Researcher. 

Ann Stanford Serves as Artist-in-Residence

Pro​fessor Ann Stanford served as artist-in-residence at Everglades National Park in Homestead, FL. Immersing herself in the atmosphere of the park, she composed a series of Florida-related poems for publication by Slipstream Press​.

Derise Tolliver Atta Completed Faculty Development Program in Africa

Associate Professor Derise Tolliver Atta participated in a faculty development program examining issues of water, sanitation and hygiene in Ghana, West Africa, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services​.