Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Dr. Chi-en Hwang, Senior Professor Emeritus of Psychology, published an article titled “Taking Care of the Caretakers of Dementia Patients” in a Chinese Christian magazine. Family Keepers, Vol. 93, pp. 3-9, February, 2017.

Dr. Lynn Roper, Assistant Professor of Education, Erin Weber, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Dr. Brenda MacKay, Associate Professor of Education, Dr. Jeremy Ervin, Dean Associate Professor of Education, Dr. Annis Shaver, Associate Professor of German and Applied Linguistics, and Cynthia Messer, Associate Professor of English, presented at the Global Christian School Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida, on February 2-4. The sessions were titled: “Filling a Void: A Call for Christian Leaders to Support Novice Teachers through Formal Mentoring Programs” – Roper, Weber, Messer; “Roles of Cooperating Teachers in International Classrooms” – MacKay, Shaver; “Being a Connected Educator in the 21st Century Christian Classroom and Edcamps: The how-to of a FREE unconference for local professional development for any size school” – Ervin.

Dr. Steven Winteregg, Professor of Music, had his original composition TGV performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in February. He also had recent performances of his Fanfare for the Unknown in Spain and Pastiche in Australia.

Dr. Michael Firmin, Professor of Psychology, and Dr. Ruth Markham, Associate Professor of Psychology recently co-authored two articles that were published in peer-reviewed journals. The articles were also co-authored by three Cedarville University psychology alumni. The citations are as follows: 1. Firmin, M., Markham, R. L., Stultz, K., Johnson, H., & Garland, E. (2016). Residual effects on students of a college poverty immersion experience. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 27, 201-220.   2. Firmin, M., Markham, R. L., Stultz, K., Johnson, H., & Garland, E. (2016). How college students view the church’s responsibility for the homeless 1.5 years after a college poverty immersion experience. Social Work and Christianity, 43, 68-84.

Susan Plemons, Assistant Professor of Worship, presented a seminar on “Rx for Vocal Struggles” at the Ohio Music Educators Association professional conference on February 2 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Glen Duerr, Assistant Professor of International Studies presented a paper titled “Explaining why secession is difficult in well-established democracies: Theoretical lessons” February 24 at the 2017 International Studies Association annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Jeremy Ervin, Dean, School of Education and Associate Professor of Education, presented a full-day workshop titled “Focus on Learning” at Shekinah Christian School in Plain City, Ohio, on February 17. Ervin also presented a webinar on “Critical Thinking for Mathematical Retention and Success” for Salem Baptist Christian School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on January 18. Additionally, Ervin was selected to serve on Emmanuel Christian Academy’s Strategic Planning Committee within the Academics subdivision for the 2016-17 academic school year. Lastly, Ervin presented three workshops at the Mid-America Region Association of Christian Schools International’s Professional Development Forum in Columbus on October 27-28. The sessions included: “Be a Connected Educator in the 21st Century Classroom,” “Be a Connected Educator through Pinterest,” and “Be a Connected Educator through Twitter.”

Dr. Patrick Oliver, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Criminal Justice Program, coached the East Dayton Christian Junior High boys basketball team to the Ohio Valley Christian Conference Championship and the Ohio Christian School Athletic Association State Championship. Oliver and his assistant coach, Randy Bockrath, led the Eagles to a 24-0 season.

Rebecca Baker, Associate Professor of Theatre, took her Christians in Theatre class to participate in a service-learning project at the Safe Harbor House in Springfield on February 23. They led an interactive workshop, “Conflict Resolution through Dramatic Literature,” with the goal of integrating biblical truth into practical life skills.

Dr. Chu-Yu Huang, Professor of Nursing, hosted a group of Dayeh University nursing students and faculty in January and February. Dayeh University is located in Taiwan. The guests experienced Cedarville University’s distinctive nursing education and toured hospitals and clinics in the surrounding area.

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