Fall 2018 Faculty Recognition Reception

By Robert Boos
Posted August 23, 2018

Metropolitan State faculty will be recognized at a reception 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Student Center, 690 7th St E, St Paul.

Welcoming remarks will be given by university President Virginia "Ginny" Arthur and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Amy Gort.

Promoted and Tenured Faculty

Congratulations to resident faculty who received tenure and are promoted to associate professor:

  • Dr. Kathleen Cole, Department of Social Science, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Debra Eardley, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Prof. Donald Eubanks, Department of Social Work, College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
  • Dr. Karen Gutierrez, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Kimberly Halvorson, Department of Psychology, College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
  • Dr. Nicholas Hartlep, Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, School of Urban Education
  • Prof. Steven Hirsch, Department of Accounting, College of Management
  • Prof. Christine Larson, Reference Librarian, Library and Learning Center
  • Dr. Alexandra Layne, School of Communication, Writing, and the Arts, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Therissa Libby, Department of Human Services, College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
  • Prof. Duncan McCampbell, Department of Marketing, Supply Chain Operations Management, and International Business, College of Management
  • Dr. Susan Misterek, Department of Marketing, Supply Chain Operations Management, and International Business, College of Management.

Congratulations to colleagues who are promoted to professor:

  • Dr. Ramin Daghigh, Department of Natural Sciences, College of Sciences
  • Dr. Heidi Frankard, Department of Psychology, College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
  • Dr. Faisal Kaleem, Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity, College of Sciences
  • Prof. Deborah Mosby, Department of Human Services, College of Community Studies and Public Affairs

Faculty Honors and Awards

  • Dr. James Densley, UK Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award. James received the “Points of Light” Award from Prime Minister Theresa May for co-founding the charity “Growing Against Violence.” www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/growing-against-violence
  • Drs. Lesli Blair, Roberta Gibbons, Raj Sethuraju and Walter Wysopal, The “Evidence-Based Practices in Corrections” certificate program developed in CCSPA last year was selected for the Public Safety Award by the National Association of Counties. The certificate will be conferred at Metropolitan State in Fall 2018.
  • Prof. James Byrne, 2017 Hollywood Verge Film Awards “Best Screenplay” award for “Things to Do Before Leaving.”
  • Prof. Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, Minnesota Book Award. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced Rasmussen as the winner of the 2018 Minnesota Book Artist Award for her work, “The Love Affair.” Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group, this annual award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards, with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), and recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. https://www.metrostate.edu/news/erica-rasmussen-winsthe-2018-minnesota-book-artist-award-1-17-18

Faculty Honors and Awards

  • Prof. Amy Sands exhibited “Revolution XXXV” at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2017, Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper Museum, and received Honorable Mention recognition.
  • Prof. Joel Wilson, recognized for his service on the MNCPA Board of Directors
  • Dr. Brian Goodroad, 2018 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
  • Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep, whose book, “The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education,” was nominated for a Grawemeyer Award in Education. The book received the 2018 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award from the Society of Professors of Education. Recipient of the 2018 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement. The award is given in recognition of exemplary early-career leaders who are advancing the wider civic engagement movement through higher education to build a broader public culture of democracy.