Faculty News and Notes June 2017
Kudos to Moravian College Faculty!
When they’re not planning, teaching, grading, advising, or collaborating with students, our Moravian College faculty are publishing research, presenting papers, writing books, performing, painting—actively engaging in their academic and creative passions. To honor and celebrate all of this accomplishment, Provost Cynthia Kosso invited the Moravian College Community to two receptions in April: the first, in recognition of faculty scholarship for 2016 and the second in honor of educational and creative achievements. You can view a complete list of faculty scholarship here, and a list of educational and creative achievements here.
Moravian College faculty, you make us proud!
Articles and Op-eds
Christine L. Nelson, director of seminary advancement, penned the essay “Faith and Values: Thoughts on Dying, Walking the Road Together,” about listening and responding to a friend trying to cope with her mother’s dying. Nelson’s piece appeared in the May 6, 2017, edition of The Morning Call.
Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, has written several recent pieces for The Chronicle of Higher Education:
- “Encounters with the Usual Suspects,” co-authored with Jane S. Halonen (April 24, 2017) Identifying the internal challenges to an external department review and tips on how to deal with them.
- “What I’m Reading: ‘Why Write?’” (May 21, 2017) Dunn’s two thumbs up for Mark Edmundson’s Why Write? A Master Class on the Art of Writing and Why It Matters
- “Choosing an External Reviewer” (June 06, 2017) Seven tips for selection an outside expert to do a comprehensive evaluation of your program.
Associate Professor of Accounting John D. Rossi, III’s article "Continuing Care Communities Ensure Lifelong Home" appeared in the May 29, 2017, assisted living and retirement planning edition of the Lehigh Valley Business Journal. His article focuses on the benefits of CCRC's and the benefits of considering them for retirement.
You can read Rossi’s piece “Long-Term-Care Planning Adds Protection from Filial Laws,” in the summer 2017 edition of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal. His article alerts readers to the ins and outs of Filial Responsibility Laws.
Professor emeritus Gary Olson’s column “Despite Trump’s Words, Neoliberalism Reigns” appeared in the May 10, 2017, edition of Lehigh Valley Live.
Other Important Work
Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, recently served as an external reviewer of the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. Dunn spent three days meeting with faculty members and administrators to discuss the program strengths and challenges, offering recommendations aimed at improving teaching, learning, assessment, and the experience of undergraduate students.