Faculty and Staff Sketches

October 12, 2015



Statistics faculty members John Gabrosek and Phyllis Curtiss were among the authors of an article, "Investigating Student Understanding of Histograms," which received the outstanding paper award in the Journal of Statistics Education.

Scott Stabler, associate professor of history, served as co-editor for a book, Ideas and Movements that Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to Occupy Wall Street, published by ABC-CLIO.

Bradley S. Ambrose, professor of physics, served as guest editor for an issue of Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research. He also was a co-author for an editorial, "Focused Collection: Physics Education Research in Upper-Division Physics Courses," in the issue.

Polly Diven, professor of political science, gave a presentation, "Linking Gender Equality and Good Governance: The Importance of Political Representation," at the European Conference on Politics and Gender in Uppsala, Sweden. John Constantelos, professor of political science, was a co-author for the article. 

Judy Whipps, professor of liberal studies, wrote a chapter, "Mary Parker Follett: Creativity, Power, and Diversity," for a book, Perspectives in Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies, published by Texas Tech University Press.

Amy Matthews, Statewide Autism Resources and Training Project project director and professor of psychology, has been reappointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to a four-year term on the Michigan Autism Council. 


Asian Faculty and Staff Association

The Asian Faculty and Staff Association is pictured. Co-chairs are Kin Ma, assistant professor of geography and planning, (back row, third from right) and Yosay Wangdi, associate professor of history, (seated, second from right). The organization met September 30 with students from the Asian Student Union and Delta Phi Lambda.

Asian faculty and staff association

The Asian Faculty and Staff Association