Faculty and Staff Achievements
Dr. Jack Smothers,'s assistant professor of management,article entitled “Item-Level Frame-of-Reference Effects in Personality Testing: An Investigation of Incremental Validity in an Organizational Setting.” will be published in the March issue of the International Journal of Selection and Assessment.
Dr. Gabriela Mustata Wilson (Health Services), Dr. Norma Rosa Mayen (World Languages and Cultures), Brad Reel (Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian) received the 2014 Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Administration Summer Research Fellowship for Pilot Research Projects Award for research projects that will be used as the basis for seeking external funding for a larger scale research project.
Dr. Amie McKibban, assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Clarissa Wills, associate professor of education, received Center for Applied Research and Economic Development Faculty, Outreach and Engagement Summer 2014 Fellowship Award for projects that demonstrate a propensity to enhance faculty research while supporting economic development, community development, or quality of life improvement in southwestern Indiana.
Dr. Bill Elliott, chair and associate professor of geology and physics received the USI Historic New Harmony Outreach and Engagement 2013-2014 Fellowship Award, and also received the Darrel Bingham Faculty Engagement Award for 2014 Summer Research.
John Radez, lecturer in philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts, received the 2013-2014 USI Foundation Outstanding Teaching by Adjunct Faculty Award, which includes a $500 stipend and a $500 professional development grant.
Marcus Wicker, assistant professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts, received the 2013 - 2014 USI Foundation Outstanding Teaching by New Faculty Award, which includes a $1,000 cash stipend and a $1,000 professional development grant. To be eligible for the award, faculty must be in their first six years of full-time employment at USI.
Wicker joined the USI faculty in 2012 after receiving his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: Poetry, from Indiana University. He currently teaches creative writing and literature courses.
Dr. James Bandoli, professor of biology, will retire with emeritus distinction following the Spring 2014 semester.Bandoli joined the USI faculty in 1982 and taught courses in Organic Evolution, Vertebrate Biology, Comparative Anatomy, Ecology, Advanced Ecology, Animal Behavior, Wildlife Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Principles of Biology, Biology of Human Concern.
In his retirement, Bandoli plans to “finish some research; continue some vertebrate surveys on the USI Nature Preserve; spend more time with the grandkids on the west coast; try to justify the fact that I own golf clubs.” He received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of New Mexico.
The following faculty members received USI Summer Research Fellowship Awards:
- Dr. Aimee Adam, Psychology
- Dr. Trent Engbers, Political Science
- Dr. Jessica Garces Jensen, World Languages and Cultures
- Dr. Jason Hill, Engineering
- Dr. Sakina Hughes, History
- Dr. Laci Rogers Lyons, Management
- Dr. Erin Reynolds, Health Services
- Dr. Emily Teising, World Languages and Cultures
- Dr. Gongjun Yan, Computer Information Systems
Ms. Carrie Wright, instructor of geology, had her M & M Decay exerciser accepted into the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activity collection. The On the Cutting Edge program for faculty professional development supports excellence in geoscience education through a variety of workshops, web-based resource services and related activities.
"Exemplary" status is awarded to only 10-20% of the teaching activities in their collections.
Joy A. Cook, MS, RT (R)(CT)(MR) ARRT, Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program in the CNHP was selected as one of two speakers for the International Speakers Exchange Award for 2014 by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
This is a competitive selection process and one award recipient presents in England and one award recipient presents in Canada. Joy will be presenting her work on MRI safety and burns in England this coming June 2014. As Joy is the state President of the ASRT Indiana chapter, this is a wonderful opportunity for her to network and to be recognized on a national and international level.