Faculty Highlights News

John Franklin Graceland University professor, of Social Science attended the 59th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, from March 3-5. This year's conference theme was "Sacred Sites, Holy Places.

Tony Chvala-Smith, Graceland University professor of Humanities, recently had a short Lenten blog article published, titled "The Kingdoms in Our Heads."

Amy Salmeto-Johnson will serve as a reader at the College Board's 2016 AP® Psychology Reading in Louisville Kentucky June 9-16.

Isaac Pressnell, Graceland University Assistant Professor of English and Humanities Division Chair, had his poem, "Dialectic," accepted for publication by Southern Indiana Review

David Devonis, Professor of Psychology at Graceland University, has had a paper accepted as part of a combined session with Hank Stam (University Calgary) and John Greenwood (City University of New York) at the 2016 convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver in August.

Graceland University Professor of Philosophy Bob Mesle, working with Arran Gare, Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Inquiry at Swineburne University of Technology, Melbourne, taught eight 90-minute sessions of Intro to Whitehead's Philosophy at the tenth International Whitehead Conference in Claremont, California, in June. The conference, "Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization," was one of the world's most interdisciplinary conferences on sustainability.

Like a Flock of Tiny Birds, a poem by Graceland University Assistant Professor of English Isaac Pressnell, has been selected to appear in the annual anthology The Best American Experimental Writing 2015. The poem was co-authored with poet Maggie Glover, and is “part of a larger, intersubjective, partially aleatory project,” according to Pressnell.

Graceland University Professor of Nursing Carol J. Green, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE authored the textbook Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans Third Edition, which has been published and is for sale by Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Graceland University Professor of Art Julia Franklin has been busy lately, which becomes apparent when we look at the many recent displays of her talents and the amount of positive press she is receiving in connection with them.

Jason Hoffman was recently appointed as Communications Coordinator for the Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA).

"History of Psychology 101," a book written by Graceland University Professor of Psychology David Devonis and currently in use in the Graceland University History of Psychology course, has been awarded the American Library Association's Outstanding Academic Title of 2014.

Professor Mesle on Exodus

January 26, 2015

Graceland University Professor of Philosophy Bob Mesle has written a movie review for Exodus: Gods and Kings, which has been published in the Lamoni Chronicle, with a longer essay also published on the website Process Philosophy for Everyone.

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Jason Smith, has been elected as Vice Chair of the Iowa Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) as of October 2014. This is a three-year appointment and an honor for Jason, and will offer a good opportunity for Graceland and its students as well.

“I have had the great fortune to work with so many talented and impressive colleagues within CLAS, and I will be deeply honored to continue working with them as their dean."