Faculty Highlights

Graceland University Assistant Professor of English Tim Robbins, PhD,  presented "The Poetics of a New Science: 'Song of Myself' as Sociology" at the Modern Language Association National Convention in Seattle, Washington, Jan. 11-12. The panel, "Reading Walt Whitman Anew,"  was organized to mark the recently published collection, The New Walt Whitman Studies. Robbins also participated in the intensivedigital humanities training workshop hosted by Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI).

An article by Graceland University Assistant Professor of Theology and Scripture, and Paul E. Morden Seminary Chair of Religion Anthony J. Chvala-Smith, PhD, has been featured as the cover piece for the January/February 2020 edition of the Herald. Chvala-Smith's article, titled “All Messed Up,” reflects on the disruptive yet liberating nature of following one’s sense of vocation.

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Art Karen Gergely, MFA, presented an art exhibition “With These Hands” at the Farnham Galleries, Simpson College from Nov. 11 - Dec. 5. The show concluded with an artist talk offered by Gergely to the community about the work and her process.

Jeri Sindt Earns PhD

December 10, 2019

Graceland University Associate Professor of Nursing Jeri Sindt, MSN, defended her dissertation titled "The Development of Clinical Reasoning in Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students" and earned her PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia Sinclair School of Nursing.

Graceland University Professor of Psychology Brian Smith, PhD, co-facilitated a pre-conference workshop, "Modeling Teacher Empathy in the College Classroom to Increase Student Success," at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching in Oxford, Ohio.

Graceland University Assistant Professor of English Tim Robbins, PhD, was interviewed by Donna Langille, the Community Engagement Librarian at University of British Columbia-Okanagan, about his work as lead editor of the Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, and the interview was recently published as “The Collective Work of Collected Works” in Rebus Community Reports: Insights from OER Project Leads.