Faculty Notes spring 2017

Faculty Notes spring 2017

Barb Amato, academic coach, participated as a national judge for the Mensa Foundation’s U.S. Scholarship Program, scoring essays for American Mensa. This was her third year as a judge.

Caitlin Dwyer, adjunct professor, department of theology, presented “Living Intentionally With or Without a ‘Ring by Spring’” at the Edith Stein Project at the University of Notre Dame in February 2017.

TMC contingent at the 47th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Covington, Ky., in May 2016.

Dr. Dan Esterline, professor and department chair; Dr. Tyler Green, associate professor; and Dr. Bill Wetzel, associate professor; all of the chemistry department attended the 47th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Covington, Ky., in May 2016 with TMC chemistry students Jared Justice ’16, Kevin Burridge ’16, Kelsey Hood ’16, Christina Farwick ’17, and Kelsey Sparks ’15. Under the direction of the chemistry faculty, the students presented results from research that they performed at Thomas More College.

Dr. Melanie Fox, associate professor, department of economics, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Economics Association.

Dr. Michele Geiger assisted with a volunteer interviewing skills workshop for high school juniors and seniors in the Forest Hills School District.

Dr. Michele Geiger, associate professor, department of communications, assisted with a volunteer interviewing skills workshop for high school juniors and seniors in the Forest Hills School District (Anderson Township, Ohio) in January. Professor Geiger constructed an online interactive learning session that was completed by participants before one-on-one practice interviews took place. These sessions helped prepare students for college scholarship competition or entry into the workforce.

Travis Nipper ’03, adjunct associate professor, department of business administration, was recently named to the role of Corporate Education Liaison for the Thomas More College Adult and Professional Program (TAP). This position is designed to help guide strategy to manage corporate and community relationships in an effort to drive enrollment growth for adult and nontraditional undergraduate and graduate programs.

Dr. Jack Rudnick, professor, department of business administration, was selected to speak in Mexico at the annual international program for Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the accrediting body for TMC’s business department. Dr. Rudnick was also recently recertified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Sherry Cook Stanforth, professor, English, won first place for her short story “Crossing” in the Books By the Banks Writing Contest in fall 2016. This regional contest is sponsored through Ohio Humanities, The George and Margaret McLane Foundation and The Mercantile Library.

President David A. Armstrong, J.D., Dr. Rebeca Tacy, and Dr. Lisa Spangler-Torok, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing.

Dr. Rebeca Tacy, associate professor, department of nursing, was acknowledged for her commitment to education in and out of the classroom at the 29th Annual Celebration of Teaching Luncheon held by the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. (Pictured are President David A. Armstrong, J.D., Dr. Rebeca Tacy, and Dr. Lisa Spangler-Torok, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing.)

Dr. Bill Wetzel, associate professor, chemistry department, along with Amberlie Clutterbuck ‘12 (BS chemistry, AA biology, currently in chemisty doctorate program at University of Cincinnati) and the late Joe Caruso, chemistry professor UC, had a manuscript entitled “Qualitative methods for VOC detection in condensed hookah tobacco and steam stone smoke” published in Microchemical Journal. This work was a collaboration between Thomas More College and UC.

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