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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Dorothy Pisarski to attend international conference on digital diplomacy

Dorothy Pisarski, associate professor of journalism, will travel to San Jose, California later this month to represent the West Des Moines Sister Cities Commission at the Sister Cities International Conference this July.
July 16, 2014

Mary McCarthy appointed to the 2014 Japan Studies Fellowship

Mary McCarthy, associate professor of politics at Drake University, is one of three international scholars awarded the 2014 Japan Studies Fellowship at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C.
June 2, 2014

Owens and Kash named 2014 Levitt Teacher and Mentor of the Year

Drake University faculty members Karla Kash and Craig Owens received Drake’s highest honors for teachers and mentors—the prestigious Madelyn M. Levitt Awards—at the University's undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18.
May 30, 2014

Maryann Huey receives three-year grant to continue with STEM-related project

Maryann Huey, assistant professor of mathematics at Drake University, has been awarded a $600,000 three-year grant from the Iowa Department of Education for her project, “Statistics and Probability, Content and Pedagogy, for Secondary Teachers.”
May 28, 2014

Beckmann-Collier to receive Robert McCowen Award from the ICDA

Aimee Beckmann-Collier, professor of conducting and director of choral studies at Drake University, will receive the prestigious Robert McCowen Award from the Iowa Choral Directors Association (ICDA) at its July Summer Symposium.
May 27, 2014

Law professor Shontavia Johnson wins International Trademark Association competition

Shontavia Johnson, associate professor of law at the Drake University Law School, recently won the Ladas Memorial Award from the International Trademark Association (INTA) for her paper, Trademark Territoriality in Cyberspace: An Internet Framework.
May 20, 2014

Timothy Urness creates iPad app for learning languages

Timothy Urness, associate professor of computer science, has produced an iPad application to help facilitate learning a foreign language.
May 19, 2014

Drake celebrates tenure for faculty members and promotions

The Office of the Provost at Drake University announces the faculty members who were approved by the board of trustees for tenure and/or promotion.
May 19, 2014

Brian Gentry’s NASA Base Program grant selected for funding

Brian Gentry, assistant professor of pharmacology, was recently selected as base program manager by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.
May 15, 2014

Bell publishes article on drug treatments for ear infections

Edward Bell, professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University, recently published an article concerning the proper use of medicines that are applied into the ear.
May 7, 2014

Timothy Knepper selected as Ronald Troyer Research Fellow for 2014–2015

Timothy Knepper, associate professor of philosophy and department chair, will be the Ronald Troyer Research Fellow for 2014–15.
May 6, 2014

Senchina honored with 2014 Distinguished Iowa Science Teaching Award

David Senchina, associate professor of biology, recently received the 2014 Iowa Distinguished Science Teaching Award from the Iowa Academy of Science. The award is given to educators for their innovative teaching practices at the post-secondary level. Senchina was nominated for the award by current and former Drake students, as well as faculty and staff from […]
April 29, 2014

Joan Faber McAlister named editor of Women’s Studies in Communication

Joan Faber McAlister, associate professor of rhetoric at Drake University, was recently named editor of Women’s Studies in Communication, an academic journal created by the Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC). Women’s Studies in Communication (WSIC) provides a forum for addressing the relationship between communication and gender. The journal has a 40-year history […]
April 28, 2014

Robert Meunier elected to the American Bandmasters Association

Robert Meunier, director of bands and professor of percussion at Drake University, was invited to join the prestigious American Bandmasters Association this spring. Election to the American Bandmasters Association is among the greatest honors that can be awarded to members of the band conducting profession.
April 25, 2014

Dorothy Pisarski named treasurer for the Iowa Soccer Association’s Board of Directors

Dorothy Pisarski, associate professor of advertising in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was named to the Iowa Soccer Association’s Board of Directors
April 1, 2014