Faculty Highlights

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Spanish Jonathan Montalvo, PhD, published a review of "Trans-Caribbean Scenes or the Archive of the Queer Cultural Critique (Escenas Transcaribeñas)" by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes in the Journal of Latin American Communication Research.

Jeff McElroy Earns EdD

December 10, 2018

Graceland University Dean of the C.H. Sandage School of Business and Associate Professor of Business Administration Jeff McElroy, MBA, successfully defended his dissertation titled "Quality Education: Budiness Students’ Perspectives on What Determines Quality at a Central United States Private Liberal Arts University" Thursday, Nov. 29, at Drake University. His degree is a doctorate in educational leadership (EdD). McElroy will be hooded at Drake's graduation Saturday, Dec. 15.

Graceland University Dean of the School of Nursing Sharon Little-Stoetzel, RN, PhD, presented at University of St. Mary's Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing induction in Leavenworth, Kansas, Nov. 14. The theme was global health nursing, and Little-Stoetzel presented on her experience taking nursing students to Guatemala.

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Theology and Scripture and Paul E. Morden Seminary Chair of Religion Tony Chvala-Smith, PhD, and Seminary Chaplain and Focus-Session Coordinator Charmaine Chvala-Smith, reflect on the “spirituality of place” in the newest installment in the Percolating on Faith series.

Graceland University Instructor of Music and Director of Choral/Vocal Activities Sara Blessing, MM, conducted the Pride of Iowa Honor Choir Monday, Nov. 5, at the Graceland-hosted event. The choir consisted of approximately 100 singers from 10 southwest Iowa schools. In addition, the Graceland Choirs were selected by the high school directors as the featured guest choir to perform during the concert.