Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

drama-queensRebecca Baker, Associate Professor of Theatre, was joined by theatre students Gabrielle Bauman and Ranae Haskins, along with another Cedarville student, Nicole Terrell, and Dr. Patrick Oliver’s daughter, Brittney, in a community drama ministry October 28. They performed Grace Changes Lives, written by Rebecca for the Pregnancy Resource Clinic of Clark County’s fundraising event. They enacted stories inspired by real women struggling with addiction, guilt, poverty and other issues as they decide between the choices of keeping their babies, abortion, or adoption. On a theatre-in-the-round stage in the Hollenbeck Bayley Conference Center, the cast performed for lunch and dinner with a combined total of more than 700 guests! parrill-rachel


Dr. Rachel Parrill, Associate Professor of Nursing, attended the fourth annual conference of the Center for Disaster Mental Health (CDMH). The conference was titled “Disaster and Trauma: Planning, Response, Recovery.” The conference was designed for hospital mental health, public safety, and other professionals. The conference was held on October 28 at Miami Valley Hospital.


Cliff Fawcett, Assistant Professor of Nursing, presented a lecture and hands-on workshop titled “Joint Injection for the Advanced Practice Nurse” at the Annual Statewide meeting of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN). The meeting was held at the Columbus Convention Center on October 13-15.

The School of Nursing hosted a dinner for current M.S.N. students as well as M.S.N. alumni at the OAAPN Meeting on October 14, with 17 people attending. The dinner was hosted by Dr. Angelia Mickle, Dean of the School of Nursing; Kim Higginbotham, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Elizabeth Delaney, Assistant Professor Nursing; and Cliff Fawcetthiggy_mickle_fawcett_delaney-2



mickle-angeliaDr. Angelia Mickle attended the annual Organizational Leadership Network Program at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Conference in Washington, D.C., October 27–November 1. She attended a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation workshop while there.

Joe Fox, Instructional Services Librarian; Kristi Coe, Health Sciences Librarian; Tricia Clark, Library Digital Services Specialist; and Linda Divan, Library Systems Coordinator, presented a workshop on library website design titled “You can do it! Assessing (and re-assessing) your web presence for student satisfaction.”   coe_clark_divan_fox-1




Joshua Michael, Director of Library Public Services, presented “What can the library do for you? Redesigning our new student orientation to match goals and patrons,” describing how Cedarville’s library developed and implemented a new structure for its August new student orientation.  deardorff-julie

Julie Deardorff, Director of Library Collection Services, was presented with the prestigious Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award, given to one ALAO member each year. The award recognizes her work with the Cedarville University library career and development program and her leadership with the library internship. This is the highest award given by ALAO.


oneel-rogerDr. Roger O’Neel, Associate Professor of Worhip, presented two seminars at the Declare Dayton Worship Workshop on October 22.  The area-wide worship event was for worship pastors and teams from the greater Miami Valley area. Roger’s topics were “Leading on Empty” and “Engaging Your Congregation in Worship.” Caleb Ingram, a Cedarville University graduate, is directing the Declare Worship Community.

Academic school year 2015-2016.

Dr. Jeremy Ervin, Dean, School of Education and Associate Professor of Education, presented a keynote session titled “The Mindset of the 21st-century Learner” and three workshops at the Mid-America Region Association of Christian Schools International’s Professional Development Forum in Minneapolis on October 20-21. The sessions titles were:

  • Be a Connected Educator in the 21st Century Classroom
  • Be a Connected Educator through Pinterest
  • Be a Connected Educator through Twitter

Jeremy also presented three workshops at the Mid-America Region Association of Christian Schools International’s Professional Development Forum in Chicago on October 13-14. These sessions titles were:

  • Understanding by Design Stage 1:  Identify Desired Results
  • Understanding by Design Stage 2:  Determine Acceptable Evidence
  • Understanding by Design Stage 3:  Plan Learning Experiences and Instruction

sims-kevinDr. Kevin Sims, Professor of Political Science, gave a workshop at the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches fall conference in Smithville, Ohio, on October 25. The topic for his workshop was “God and Politics: In Whom Do I Trust?” shaw-erin

Erin Shaw, Instructor of Women’s Ministries, published an article in the Journal for Discipleship and Family Ministries titled “Male Leadership in the Church Brings Honor and Not Destruction to Women.” This paper shows the authorship and purpose of the pastoral epistles as significant to understanding a complementarian position on male leadership in relation to women, traces the specific responsibilities of male leadership toward women in their congregation, discusses what each responsibility is, and demonstrates how each of these responsibilities celebrate the differences in the genders, but do not diminish the worth of women.  (JDFM, 4/2)

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Dr. Steven Winteregg, Professor of Music, had his compositions performed in October in concerts presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra (South Carolina), the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. His orchestral composition “Danzas” was accepted for publication by the Lauren Keiser Music Publishing Company. 



Curtis Cline, Director of Online Student Success, co-authored an article titled “Globalization, Values Management, and Interpretations of Integrity in Higher Education: Perspectives from the Kingdom of Cambodia.”  This article is included in the inaugural volume of the Wailailak Journal of Asian Studies (2016, March). Link:http://wuasianjournal.webs.com/volume-1



henningnDr. Nelson Henning, Chair of the Department of Social Work, presented a workshop at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work conference in Cincinnati in November. His workshop, “Student Integrity in the 21st Century,” addressed the use and abuse of technology in higher education.



George Huff, Professor of Social Work, presented “Exploring the Professor-Student Relationship After Life-Threatening Trauma” at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work conference in Cincinnati in November. Faith, vulnerability,  and transparency were examined as important themes for creating teachable moments for students.



Devon McCarty, Systems Analyst, presented “Getting Started with Ethos Identity (formerly EIS)” mccarty_mccoy-1at the Great Lakes Users’ Group in Frankenmuth, Michigan, on September 19. Michael McCoy, Programmer/Analyst, also presented “How Can I Integrate my Application with Colleague Effectively?  SDK! SDK!” at the conference. Both presentations demonstrated Cedarville’s use of Ellucian’s software for Colleague, our student information system. Larry Scott, Programmer/Analyst, also attended the conference.



Brian Zimerle, Assistant Professor of Art, and Annie Lee-Zimerle, Assistant Professor of Art, collaborated in a large relief print presentation at thelee-zimerle-annie
 Northampton Print & Book Fair on October 2 in Northampton, Massachusetts. They were one of eight artists to be selected from the national open calls.



Firmin-MichaelMichael Firmin, Professor of Psychology, published two peer-reviewed journal articles. The citations are below:

Firmin, M., Pugh, K. C., Sohn, V., Voss, A., & Ying-Ruey, C. (2016). Potential implications of legalized marijuana.  Psychology and Education, 53, 23-35
Firmin, M., Markham, R. L., Stultz, K. J., Johnson, H., & Garland, E. (2016).  Residual effects on students of a college poverty immersion experience. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 27, 201-220.



Mark Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations, was a panelist at the “Professional PR Roundtable” hosted by the Dayton Public Relations Society of America. The panel focused on generating media exposure for clients and organizations.

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