Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, has long been a proponent of student activism. Recently, Ahern was engaged in “Crossing Borders: A Migration and Immigration Experience,” a student-led activity on campus that had a profound impact on the students who participated.
Growing up at the height of Chicago's homicide epidemic, IPR sociologist Andrew Papachristos witnessed gang violence, crime, and policing first-hand in the Greek diner his parents owned in Rogers Park.
Suna Gunther, an assistant professor of voice at The College of Saint Rose, in Albany, New York, specializes in the ornamentation and improvisation of different singing genres.
Of all the notable scenes one is likely to encounter on the Emory University campus-helicopters touching down atop medical facilities, Buddhist monks in crimson robes chatting on mobile phones, film crews shooting major stars on the Quad-few are more captivating than the caravan of SUVs that signals a visit by a former United States president.
Dr. Noel Mann notes he has many lifetimes to discuss.at least three or four. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he made it through fourteen of sixteen steps in the astronaut selection process, and he has a patent from the Gulf War.
Julie Lepianka, assistant professor in Cardinal Stritch University’s Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is a registered nurse who has devoted over two decades of her life to working with patients and health care providers in hospice/end-of-life care and home health care.
Award-winning author and exhibiting artist Dr. Robert Schultz, John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College, is a multi-talented scholar and educator who brings his talent to powerful collaborations that unite history, memory, and humanity. After teaching at Luther College for nearly two decades, Schultz moved to Roanoke College, where he would have the opportunity to continue working with students but also spend much of his time on his fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.
When Professor of Psychology Dr. Joanne Altman left Washburn University after twenty years, it was for the opportunity to become the first Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works at High Point University.
Several years ago, Dr. Reid Bishop made the bold move to leave a tenured position to join the faculty of Belhaven University because he saw a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build something from scratch in an academic environment that encouraged innovation.
Dr. Liesl Erb, Professor of Conservation Biology at Warren Wilson College, has devoted her life to motivate her students and the surrounding community to recognize how human activities are impacting wild animals, particularly mammals that are living in mountain regions. Along with her students, Erb spends hundreds of hours to studying local species and communities of concern among conservationists.