Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments | July 2019

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Dr. Tim Dewhurst, Senior Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Gerry Brown, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, advised the Solar Splash team as it retained its title as World Champions of Solar-Electric Boating for the fifth year in a row and 12th time in the past 16 years. The competition was held at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield. Watch a video of the team competing in the Solar Slalom here. 


Suzanne Lefever, Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs, attended the Ohio Board of Nursing update session in Columbus on June 13. This session provides updates and information for nursing programs.


Dr. Roger O’Neel, Associate Professor of Worship and Assistant Chair, Worship, presented two presentations at Worship Life, a conference sponsored by Lifeway Worship. Rogers’s presentations were “Leading on Empty: Finding Motivation When You’ve Lost Your Inspiration” and “Worship and Culture.” He was also a part of a panel discussion as a part of the Worship Curriculum Workshop on Internships.



Dr. Michael Firmin, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, presented a poster session at the 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, D.C. The paper was titled “Perceived Parameters of Christian Healthcare Workers in Clinical Settings,” and it was co-authored with Cedarville University’s Dr. Felisha Younkin, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dr. Rachel Parrill, Associate Professor of Nursing, as well as Cedarville University students Alexis Smith, Zachary Kraus, and Theresa Jones.


Dr. Glen Duerr, Associate Professor of International Studies, wrote an op-ed titled “What’s next for Brexit after Theresa May?” for La Razón located in Madrid, Spain. 


Jeff Gates, Information Services Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Science, was part of a panel presentation and discussion titled “How May I Serve You? A Unified Service Point for Meeting the Needs of Your Library Users,” at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians.

Dr. Pete Peterson, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, influenced the Navy’s decision to eliminate situps from the semiannual Physical Readiness Test (PRT) and transition to the standard front plank. He initially proposed this change in 2011 while working in the Navy Physical Readiness Program Office (OPNAV 135F). During this time, he made his recommendations to a former Chief of Naval Personnel (CNO) and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). For more information on this change and to read some of Pete’s publications, see below: 

 – Navy Times Article

 – Proposed Performance Standards for the Plank

Proposed Revision to the Navy PRT 

Proposed New Modalities for the Navy PRT

Modernizing the Navy PRT

Evaluation of Possible Anthropometric Advantage in Sit-Up Test

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