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Fairbairn co-authors book on ESL curriculum development

Shelley Fairbairn, associate professor of education, is co-author of a new book that guides the development of school curricula to address the needs of English Language Learners. “Engaging English Learners Through Access Standards: A Team-Based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement" was co-written by Stephaney Jones-Vo, ESL/diversity consultant at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston. Fairbairn […]
August 28, 2015

Cheryl Clarke named Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of Experiential Education Cheryl Clarke, PH’86, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
July 17, 2015

Kende authors textbook on comparative constitutional law

Carolina Academic Press recently published "Comparative Constitutional Law: South African Cases and Materials in a Global Context" by Mark Kende, director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center and a James Madison Chair Professor in Constitutional Law at Drake Law School.
June 11, 2015

Mathematics professor co-authors book on number choice

Tonia Land, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Education, has co-authored an professional book "Transforming the Task with Number Choice.” The book defines number choice and explores its use in problem solving, ensuring mathematics is accessible and engaging for all students.
June 5, 2015

Pharmacy professor pens Diabetes Case Studies book

June Johnson, professor of pharmacy practice, is the primary author of a new casebook that helps student pharmacists and practitioners to provide quality diabetes care. Diabetes Case Studies (with Interprofessional Perspectives) will be available exclusively in the American Pharmacists Association's online subscription platform, PharmacyLibrary, beginning June 1, 2015.  It provides teaching faculty and practitioners a rich source of […]
May 29, 2015

Mike Cigelman retires after 29 years

Associate Athletic Director, Facilities/Director of Recreational Services Mike Cigelman is retiring from Drake University after 29 years of service. His contributions to Drake read like a highlight reel.
May 28, 2015

Konfrst to present on presidential campaign strategies at PRSA regional conference

Jennifer Glover Konfrst, assistant professor of public relations at Drake University, will explore the campaign strategies of presidential hopefuls during a presentation at the Midwest District Conference for the Public Relations Society of America. Konfrst, who leads Drake's new Strategic Political Communications program launching in fall 2015, will give a presentation titled, "Grassroots Messaging: What […]
May 28, 2015

Professor's work featured in bestselling "Ladies of Letterpress" book

Sarah McCoy, assistant professor of graphic design, has had her letter press and design work featured in "Ladies of Letterpress: A Gallery of Prints," a new bestselling book by the Princeton Architectural Press.
May 8, 2015

Drake biology professor revises book on Iowa wildflowers

Thomas Rosburg, professor and chair of biology, recently published the 2014 revised edition of the popular wetland book Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands.
May 8, 2015

Drake Law Professor to Discuss Global Drug Procurement at Harvard Medical School Conference

Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and the director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, will discuss international cooperation on drug procurement and supply at a Harvard Medical School conference.
April 14, 2015

Drake professor’s documentary to screen alongside Smithsonian Institution exhibition on immigration in the U.S.

A documentary film co-produced by Drake University English Professor Jody Swilky will be screened in Iowa in conjunction with a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition on immigration.
April 2, 2015

Sacco Named Councilor for Society of Toxicology regional chapter

Dr. James Sacco, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, was elected councilor for the Central States Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology. Sacco graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Malta. He then received his doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences at the college of pharmacy at the University of Florida. He teaches courses in pharmacokinetics and […]
March 30, 2015

Drake professor receives NSF grant to study regulation, practice of out-of-hospital midwifery in the United States  

Renee Cramer, associate professor of law, politics, and society, has received a $76,244 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of regulation, activism, and awareness on out-of-hospital midwifery care in the United States.
March 26, 2015

Garriott named co-editor of Political and Legal Anthropology Review

William Garriott, assistant professor of law, politics, and society at Drake University, has been named co-editor of Political and Legal Anthropology Review.
March 24, 2015

Ditter named President-Elect of Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA)

Chris Ditter, associate director of student financial planning, is president-elect of the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
March 18, 2015