Faculty Publications and Presentations
For more lists of faculty publications and presentations, see the individual faculty profiles.
Dr. Ken Austin, professor of music
Performed “The Messiah,” with Moody Bible College Choir, November 17, 2013, Chicago, IL.
Dr. Brad Breems, professor of sociology
Professional service with Sharon Robbert, Steve Timmermans, Mackenzi Huyser, Don Woo, Ginny Carpenter. Made application to the Fulbright Fellowship for a Scholar in Residence for the 2014-15 Academic Year. After several years of seeking a suitable scholar from an IAPCHE university, we succeeded in a connection with Dr. Elizabeth Bacwayo from Uganda Christian University.
Dr. David Brodnax, Sr., professor of history
Presented African Americans in Southern Iowa’s Mining Communities, 1879-1930. North American Labor History Conference, October 2013, Detroit, MI.
Ellen Browning, associate professor of art and design
Presented "The Alphabet Series," November 8-10, 2013, Silver Lake College in conjunction with The Hamilton Type Museum Conference, Two Rivers, WI.
Dr. Mary Lynn Colosimo, professor of psychology
Presented “Celebrate What's Right with the World,” November 24, 2013, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Munster, IN.
Dr. Dennis Connelly, assistant professor of criminal justice
Presented "Victim of Oblivion and Fear," November 2, 2013, ACCA Symposium on Pedagogy, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL.
Dr. Bill Boerman-Cornell, associate professor of education
Published “Ten restful books to get your imagination working again this summer.” Christian Educators Journal. April 2013. Pages 25-27.
Presented with Klanderman, D., Maxwell, M., and Robbert, S. (2013, October). Getting Students to Love Their Reading Assignments in Mathematics and Other Subjects: Not an Alternate Reality! Session presented at Christian Educators Association Convention, South Bend, IN.
Dr. Karen Dieleman, associate professor of English
Published book review of The Rossettis in Wonderland: A Victorian Family History. Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, New Series 22 (Fall 2013). 102-06.
Dr. John Fry, professor of political science
Edited Laura Gibson Smith, Almost Pioneers: One Couple’s Adventure in the West. Guilford, CT: Globe
Pequot Press, 2013. Interview with Charity Nebbe, Iowa Public Radio, aired on September 19, 2013
Rebecca Harkema, assistant professor of special education
Presented "How Hearing the Words 'Every Day You Ruin My Life!' Made Me a Better Teacher: Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom." October 24, 2013. Christian Educators Association Conference, South Bend, IN.
Dr. Mackenzi Huyser, professor of social work
Paper Presentation with Judi Meerman (Kuyper College), “Resident Perceptions of Redevelopment and Gentrification: Lessons for the Social Work Profession,” November 2, 2013, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.
Accepted on the Fulbright Specialist Roster
Dr. Bethany Keeley-Jonker, assistant professor of communication arts
Presented with Jamie Landau, Keene State University, New Hampshire, “Conductor of Public Feelings: President Obama’s National Eulogy at Tuscan”. National Communication Association Conference, Washington DC. Public Address Division Top Paper Panel.
Published articles at thinkchristian.net: http://thinkchristian.reframemedia.com/about/contributors/bethany-keeley-jonker
Dr. David Klanderman, professor of mathematics
Presented with Boerman-Cornell, B., Maxwell, M., and Robbert, S. Getting Students to Love Their Reading Assignments in Mathematics and Other Subjects: Not an Alternate Reality! October 2013, Session presented at Christian Educators Association Convention, South Bend, IN
Dr. Craig Mattson, professor of communication arts
Presented “What Percy’s Humor Does Materially in Percy’s Fiction.” October 11-12, 2013, Still Lost in the Cosmos: Walker Percy in the 21st Century Conference. Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Mandi Maxwell, associate professor of mathematics
Presented with Boerman-Cornell, B., Klanderman, D., and Robbert, S. Getting Students to Love Their Reading Assignments in Mathematics and Other Subjects: Not an Alternate Reality! October, 2013, Session presented at Christian Educators Association Convention, South Bend, IN.
Dr. Mary Webster Moore, associate professor of mathematics education
Presented at the annual birthday celebration of Bishop C. H. Mason, founder of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Sunday morning worship speaker, “Can You Live in the ‘Yes’?” September 8, 2013, Prayer Garden COGIC, Chicago, IL.
Dr. Jacqueline Moses, assistant professor of education
The Professors Talk Show, WYCC TV, Panel Guest, September 26, 2013, “School Bullying/Cyber-bullying: Efforts to stop or control it.”
Dr. Jeff Nyhoff, associate professor of computer science
Published “Computer Games as Theatre.” International Digital Media and Arts Association Journal.
Fall 2013. Vol. 9, No. 2. (In Press.)
Dr. Mark Peters, assistant professor of music
Appointed editor of the newsletter of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music (SCSM Newsletter)
Published the first issue of the SCSM Newsletter, Fall 2013 http://www.scsmusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/SCSM-Newsletter-1-Fall-2013.pdf
Dr. Pete Post, associate professor of education
Presented with Trinity seniors Katie Gesch, Samantha Murphy, and Sarah Rodgers, “Partnering with Schools of Higher Education to Fulfill Mutual Needs.” November 8, 2013, Strengthening Christian Schools conference, Dyer, IN.
Dr. Patti Powell, professor of education
Presented Small Programs, Big Changes: How Faculty at Small Special Education Programs Implement Change,” presentation at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Nov. 6-8, 2013, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Elected to the Chicago Board of Directors of the Chicago Fulbright Association and named a Fulbright Program Specialist.
Dr. Aron Reppmann, professor of philosophy
Presented “Beginners in Honors” workshop at the National Collegiate Honors Council, November 6 – 9 New Orleans, La.
Dr. Sharon Robbert, professor of mathematics
Presented with Boerman-Cornell, B., Klanderman, D., Maxwell, M. Getting Students to Love Their Reading Assignments in Mathematics and Other Subjects: Not an Alternate Reality! October, 2013. Session presented at Christian Educators Association Convention, South Bend, IN.
Dr. Tom Roose, associate professor of physics and science education
Developed course titled “The Church Going Green” based on the book Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! (2010) by Rebekah Simon-Peter and own personal experiences. Taught two-day class November 2, 2013 and November 9, 2013 for the Aurora District Lay Academy of the United Methodist Church at the United Methodist Church, Geneva, IL.
Dr. Liz Rudenga, provost
Council of Independent College Chief Academic Office Conference. Co-presented a workshop on Budget Fundamentals, November 2-5, 2013, Pittsburg, PA.
Dr. Don Sinnema, professor of theology emeritus
Presented "Zero Tolerance: A New Edition of the Documents of the Synod of Dordt as a Means to Contextualize Theological Diversities," at Refo500 conference, May 2013, Berlin, Germany.
Dr. Rick Snoeyink, professor of education
Presented with alum Tony Gabrielse, Media Literacy and the Common Core, at the Keeping Ahead of the Curve education alumni event, November 21, 2013, Trinity Christian College.
Dr. Yudha Thianto, professor of theology
Presented "Singing Medieval Hymn in 17th Century Dutch East Indies," at Sixteenth Century Studies Society Conference, October 24, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Emily Thomassen, instructor of theology
Presented “Isaiah’s Vision of Cosmic Redemption Enacted in Israel and Palestine.” New Creation: Scripture, Theology, Praxis: Conference of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association, October 19, 2013, Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, NY.
Ryan Thompson, assistant professor of art and design
Exhibited “Burden of Proof,” September 13-27, 2013, Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL.
Exhibited, “Dark Flight,” October 18-November 15, 2013, (106) Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
Dr. Mike VanderWeele, professor of English
Interview with Susan Schreiner (with Craig Mattson). “Why Intellectual History Matters.” Nov/Dec 2013, Books and Culture.
Don Woo, assistant professor of education
Presented “Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment: Respecting, Accepting, and Caring for Others” for faculty and staff diversity training, November 15, 2013, and “Engaging Diverse People: How Stereotypes Limit Our Ability to Receive and Be Received” at the 2nd Annual Living in Color Conference: Equipping Leaders to Serve in a Diverse World, November 16, 2013, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.