Faculty Highlights

Graceland University Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing Urmila Harold, MSN, RN, will present a poster on "STOP-Bang for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Related Self-Efficacy" at the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Translation Science Poster Symposium in Schaumburg, Illinois, July 19. The poster showcases an evidence-based practice project completed at a local hospital near Independence, Missouri, as a part of Harold's Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Graceland University Professor of Psychology David Devonis, PhD, recently attended the 51st Annual Meeting of Cheiron: International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences at MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 20-23. While there, he presented a poster connected to his ongoing project on the history of punishment in U.S. Psychology, "Punishment as a Boundary Marker Between Contemporary Sociology and Psychology," and, as the society's treasurer, he also participated as a member of the society's review committee.

Graceland University Professor of Art Julia Franklin, MFA, was awarded a $3,000 project grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The federal dollars are distributed by the Iowa Arts Council and help fund experimental projects. Franklin will work with the Oskaloosa Art Center and Theatre to produce “Belonging(s),” an immersive performance piece that will merge art and theatre and allow the audience and actors to interact. Look for the debut of this new work in March and April 2020.

Graceland University Professor of Education Dennis McElroy, PhD, was invited to participate in the International Society for Technology in Education's new Equity Forum. McElroy will work with a group of educators from the United States and Canada on a yearlong project that will focus on the impact of geographical isolation on learning and equitable access to educational technologies.

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Allied Health James Geiselman, DC, DACBN, MS, EMT-P, was one of 15 American Heart Association CPR Instructors who volunteered to teach at the Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital for their free Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for employees of the Illinois General Assembly. Representatives Tim Butler and Mike Murphy joined in to get certified with other legislative staff.