Millersville University faculty and staff have been busy this spring. Here are a few snapshots of their activities, awards and scholarly work.
Dr. Cheryl T. Desmond & Dr. Laurie Hanich
Dr. Cheryl T. Desmond, professor emerita from Educational Foundations and Dr. Laurie Hanich, professor in Educational Foundations, along with Wynne Kinder and Obioram C-B Chukwu, recently wrote “Wellness Works in Schools: The practice and research of a mindfulness program in urban middle schools.” The chapter is in the “Handbook of Mindfulness-Based Progammes.”
Dr. Aaron Haines
Dr. Aaron Haines, associate professor of biology, recently co-authored a paper on an international effort to improve the mapping of bird migrations. You can read about the effort here – https://www.audubon.org/news/audubon-scientists-develop-new-method-improve-mapping-bird-migrations and read the entire paper here – https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/eap.2679
Mark Mullen, media specialist in Communication/Theatre, has been re-elected for the fourth year to the position of Chair for the Philadelphia SMPTE chapter with a term of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. SMPTE is the global society of media professionals, technologists and engineers working together to drive the industry forward.
Dr. Ankur Nandedkar
Dr. Ankur Nandedkar, associate professor, Department of Management & Marketing, recently led a teaching workshop titled “Impact over Intent: A Practical Approach to Teaching Microaggression.” The workshop was given at the 36th annual Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. In addition, he led a discussion session to share the best practices in enhancing student learning in Organization Behavior and related courses.
Dr. Karen Rice
Dr. Karen Rice, professor/chair School of Social Work, gave the keynote address at the National School Social Work Association of America conference in Chicago on April 8, to over 500 attendees. The national planning committee invited Rice to present because of her expertise and experience working with others to help them engage in productive dialogue and training people in intergroup dialogue. More on her keynote is available here. Rice also gave the keynote at the Global Awareness Society International conference in Spain. And she was recently awarded Manheim Township’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
Kristin Schab, director of alumni engagement, recently graduated from Leadership York after a year-long leadership training program. Leadership York’s mission is to train, connect and inspire individuals to serve the York community in leadership positions.
Dr. Carrie Smith
Dr. Carrie Smith, associate professor of Criminology, Sociology and Anthropology and the coordinator of the Center for Public Scholarship & Social Change, was recently inaugurated into the first cohort of scholars by the Eastern Sociological Society. Smith was honored for her “significant contribution to public sociology.” The inaugural class of ESS Public Sociology was made up of pre-and post-tenure awardees.
Dr. Miriam M. Witmer
Dr. Miriam M. Witmer, assistant professor, Educational Foundations, was recently selected by Central Penn Business Journal as a 2022 Women of Influence honoree. She will be inducted into their Circle of Excellence on June 30 in Harrisburg. She is being honored for demonstrating longstanding, notable success in her industry and in the community.