CELC Professional Notes: Fall 2015

Fr. Jean-Pierre Bongila, Ph.D.

  • In August 2014, Bongila conducted a successful workshop for 10 senior executives from the Congolese Society of Oil Refineries (SOCIR), addressing the theme of “Leadership Ethics and the Common Good.”
  • Bongila presented two papers at the International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference in November 2014. One included preliminary results of his sabbatical research under the title of “Leadership Ethics and Stewardship in Africa.” The other was on “Global Positioning Leadership.”
  • Bongila held two events at the University of San Francisco: a presentation of his book Grounding Ethical Leadership in African Diaspora and a talk on “Cross-Cultural Exchanges in Sub-Sahara Africa & Student Change of Worldview.”
  • At the invitation of Palgrave & McMillan Publishers, Bongila reviewed a book proposal on “Africa and its Diaspora: The Policy and Politics of Emigration.”
  • Bongila finished a book chapter on “The State of Leadership and Diaspora Engagement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)” to be published in Africa and its Diaspora (2016).
  • Bongila offered a successful EDLD 869: Leadership in the International Contexts of Cuba with 19 students in June 2015. Learn more about their experience in this video.
  • In March 2016, Dr. Bongila will partner with a London-based institution to offer a workshop on leadership development for Nigerian members of the parliament and business people here at UST.
  • Bongila’s next offer of EDLD 869:  Leadership in the International Contexts will head to Brazil next July 2016.

Kate Boyle, Ph.D.

  • Boyle has co-authored an article titled “Socialization to Student Affairs: Early Career Experiences Associated with Professional Identity Development” that will be appearing in December in the Journal of College Student Development, the premier journal in student affairs.

 Stephen Brookfield, Ph.D.

  • Brookfield has recently authored the following publications:
    • “Critical Reflection as Doctoral Education” In, T. Heaney & D. Ramdeholl (Eds.). Reimagining Doctoral Education as a Practice of Adult Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (2015).
    • “Modeling Critical Thinking Through Team Teaching” In, S. Wilson & L. Leavitt (eds.). Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing (2015).
    • “A Critical Theory Perspective on Program Development and Teaching” (with John Holst) In, V.X. Wang and V.C. Bryan (Eds). Andragogical and Pedagogical Methods for Curriculum and Program Development. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing (2015).
  • Brookfield has also given the following presentations:
    • Army University Symposium, General Army Staff Command College (Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas) on “Re-visualizing Training for Army Schools and Colleges”
    • Spertus Jewish Learning Center (Chicago) on “Creating a Professional Learning Community”
    • Illinois Valley Community College (Oglesby, Ilinois) on “Engaging Students as Learners”
    • Alice Crum College (Tennessee) on “Teaching for Critical Thinking” (Skype)
    • Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Regina, Canada) on “Truths of Skillful Teaching” (Skype)
    • Nunuvat Arctic University (Northern Territories, Canada) on “Becoming a Skillful Teacher” (Skype) 

Todd Busch, Ph.D.

  • In September, Busch was an invited speaker at the Council for Educational Diagnosticians National Conference in New Orleans. His presentation discussed creating sustainable “response to intervention” models for schools and districts.

Candace Chou, Ph.D

  • Chou is currently conducting a research project on the digital divide in Taiwan as a Fulbright Scholar.
  • Chou gave a talk at the Center for Teacher Education at the National Sun Yat-Sen University at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Oct. 28, 2015.
  • In December, Chou will give a talk on one-to-one learning with iPads at the East China Normal University in Shanghai. She will also give two presentations at the International Conference on Computers in Education in Hangzhou, China. The presentation topics are as follows:
    • The Impact of Badges on Course Participation and Interaction. In H. Ogata, et al. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education. China: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
    • Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Digital Equity Initiatives in Remote Areas in Taiwan. In H. Ogata, et al. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education. China: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Bryana French, Ph.D

  • French will be traveling to Tanzania in late November and early December.  While there, she will partner with scholars at the University of Dar es Salaam in two capacities: to make connections with scholars in gender-based violence research and to give a presentation on Black feminism as it relates to sexual violence. With her colleagues, Dr. French will present as part of the University of Dar Es Salaam’s Gender Centre Symposium.  This symposium is in honor of the UN’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, running from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day.  She will also meet with faculty in the psychology program to discuss cultural context related to mental health conceptualizations and practices in Tanzania.
  • French also gave the following presentations at the American Psychological Association in August 2015 in Toronto:
    • “Public engagement: Using media to disseminate multicultural research and practice beyond the academy.” Discussant for symposium conducted at the 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada.
    • “Building and maintaining partnerships for faith-based teen dating violence prevention.” Conversation hour for APA Division 35 Hospitality Suite at the 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada.

Bruce Gleason, Ph.D.

Rama K. Hart, Ph.D.

  • Hart gave the keynote address at the Minnesota Council of Non-Profits Essentials Conference, held the University of St. Thomas in August. Her talk, “Building Trusting and Meaningful Working Relationships Within and Across Organizations,” focused on her research uncovering the hidden potential of the seemingly mundane and everyday interactions we exchange to build trust, in the face of an ever increasingly diverse, dispersed and multicultural context.
  • Hart, along with Laura Johansson, MSOD, Johansson Consulting, LLC,  gave a presentation at the OD Network/IODA (International Organization Development Association) 2nd World Summit, in Portland, Oregon, on October 19, 2015. Their talk, “Applying OD to Challenges of Justice, Equity and Community in Local and Global Contexts,” included a conceptual model outlining four key processes OD consultants can employ to move individuals, groups and organization toward systems change for democratization and engagement.

 John Holst, Ph.D.

  • Holst recently published three book reviews:
    • Selections from New Contributions to Gramscian Studies. [Book review essay of Dirigentes y dirigidos: Para leer los Cuadernos de la Cárcel de Antonio Gramsci, by M. S. Almeida, Gramsci, materialism, and philosophy by E. Morera, and Reading Gramsci by F. Fernández Buey]. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 34(5), 607-618. doi:10.1080/02601370.2015.1054661
    • New International Currents in Gramscian Studies [Book review essay of Antonio Gramsci by A. A. Santucci, Gramsci’s political thought by C. N. Coutinho, and The postcolonial Gramsci by N. Srivastava and B. Bhattacharya (Eds.)]. Adult Education Quarterly, 65(3), 287-292. doi:10.1177/0741713615591008
    • [Review of the book Educating from Marx: Race, gender and learning by S. Carpenter and S. Mojab (Eds.)]. Adult Education Quarterly, 65(4), 346-348. doi:10.1177/0741713615602718 
  • Holst also presented a paper titled “The political independence of the working class: Antonio Gramsci’s pedagogical leitmotif” at the 56th annual Adult Education Research Conference at Kansas State University in May.
  • Holst was appointed to be the new Book Review Editor for the Adult Education Quarterly. https://aeq.sagepub.com/
  • Holst was elected by his peers in the field of adult education to a two-year term on the Steering Committee of the Adult Education Research Conference. https://newprairiepress.org/aerc/

David Jamieson, Ph.D.

  • Jamieson is the author of the following upcoming publications:
    • “Introduction”. In Jamieson, D., Barnett, R. & Buono, A., Consultation for Organization Change, Revisited. Information Age Publishing, Inc. (2015)-I, PR
    • “Front-End Work: Effectively Engaging with the Client System” (co-author with Rachel Narel) in Stavros, Rothwell and Sullivan, Practicing Organization Development and Change, 4th Pfieffer/Wiley. 2015
    • “Exploring the Relationship between HR and OD” (co-author with Bill Rothwell). In Rothwell, Sullivan, Stavros and Sullivan, Practicing Organization Development and Change, 4th Ed. (due in 2015). 2015
    • “Exploring the Relationship between Change Management and OD” (co-author with Bill Rothwell, Tim Creasey, Gail Severini). In Rothwell, Sullivan, Stavros and Sullivan, Practicing Organization Development and Change, 4th Ed. (due in 2015). 2015
    • Consultation for Organization Change, Revisited (with Bob Barnett & Tony Buono), Research in Management Consulting & Research in Organization Development and Change Series, Information Age Publishing, Inc. (2016)-due out this fall
    • “The Critical Role of Use of Self in Organization Development Consulting” (co-author with Leslie McKnight). In Jamieson, D., Barnett, R. & Buono, A., Consultation for Organization Change, Revisited. Information Age Publishing, Inc. (2015)-I, PR
    • “David W. Jamieson Interview” in Design Management Institute Journal, Fall 2015
    • “Design as the Bridge between Intention and Impact” (with Cino Adelson and Laura Dye). Special Issue of Organization Development Practitioner, vol 47, no 2. 7-14. (Summer, 2015)
    • “Restorative Health: The Challenge of Combining Cultures” (with Mike Willis & Rama Hart). In D.O. Warrick and J. Mueller Lessons in Changing Culture - Learning from Real World Cases. Oxford, UK: RossiSmith Academic Publishing (2015)
  • Jamieson also received the 2015 Academy of Management, Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Career Achievement Award.
  • Jamieson presented “Why Leadership Matters” for the Hennepin County Bar Association, Leadership Development Program. He also presented “Scholar-Practitioner as a Calling: Living on the Bridge” in Houston with Deb Colwill, Angie Keister, Kathy Schroeder, Therese Yeager and Peter Sorenson.
  • In March, Jamieson participated in a forum on Workplace Inclusion in Minneapolis.

Debbie Monson, Ph.D.

  • Monson joint-authored “5 indicators of decimal understanding” in Teaching Children Mathematics as well as “The relationship between high school mathematics curriculum and achievement in community college” in MathAMATYC Educator.
  • Monson and Dr. Deb Besser (UST Engineering faculty) co-authored “Smashing milk cartons” in Science and Children.
  • Monson was lead speaker in a presentation called “Exploring the Number Line Model for Fraction Understanding” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference in Minneapolis. Dr. Monson also co-presented “Mathematics and Engineering: Making a Real-World STEM Connection” with Dr. Besser. 

Salina Renninger, Ph.D.

  • Renninger has recently authored the following publications:
    • Renninger, S., Phillips, J., Armstrong, S., Magnus, K., Herman, M., Savino, F., Taylor, K., Vajk, F. (2015). Outcomes of an organizational diversity initiative:   Diversifying trainers to diversify psychology.  Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9 (3), 229-334. doi.org/10.1037/tep0000089.
    • Renninger, S.M., Phillips, J.C., Magnus, K., Armstrong, S.K., Cahill, B., Herman, M., Savino, F., Taylor, K.M., & Vajk, F.  (2015). Outcomes of an organizational diversity initiative: Diversifying trainers to diversify psychology.  Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9 (3), 229-234.
    • Renninger, S.M. (2013). Clinical application of meta-concepts that are essential to client change, Psychotherapy, 50 (3), 302-306. 
  • Renninger has also co-authored the following presentations:
    • Jennings, L., Skovholt, T., Sovereign, A., & Renninger, S. (2015). “The Minnesota counselor development and master therapist research studies: Findings from 30 years: 1985-2015.” Presentation at the Minnesota Psychological Association Annual Convention, Plymouth, MN.
    • Tindi, A., Fehn-Birkeland, A., Cavalieri, C., Renninger, S. (2015).  “Decolonizing a professional psychology program: Unmasking subtle, invisible neocolonial strategies.” Round Table Discussion at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, GA.
    • Davis, C., Cepeda, G., Hess, D., Renninger, S., Haggins, K. (2015). “Working in the trenches: Social justice work at religiously affiliated universities.” Presentation at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, GA.
    • Renninger, S.M., Sovereign, A., & Jennings, L. (2014). “Gatekeeper responsibility/Gatekeeper guilt:  Two sides of the same coin.” Round Table Discussion at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C. for August 2014.
    • Henry, J., Armstrong, S.K., & Renninger, S.M. (2014). “Doctoral psychology interns’ personal experience of internship: A pilot study.” Poster presentation at the 78th Minnesota Psychological Association Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Hage, S., Loughran, M.J., & Renninger, S.M. (2014). “Strengthening counseling psychology:  Celebrating the diversity of training models.” Round Table Discussion at the Counseling Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA.
    • Cavalieri, C. & Renninger, S.M. (2014). “Interrogating the status quo:  Reconsidering the national council of schools and programs in professional psychology competencies through the lense of the soul wound.” Presentation at the annual National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 Karen Rogers, Ph.D.

  • Rogers, Professor Emerita and adjunct professor, received the Distinguished Scholar Award on Friday, November 13, at the annual convention of the National Association for Gifted Children.

 Muffet Trout, Ph.D.

  • Trout attended the annual meeting for the College and University Faculty Assembly for the National Council for the Social Studies in New Orleans. 
  • Trout is an active member for a newly established state-wide group, the Social Studies Methods Instructors Network. On February 3, 2016, Trout will lead the group as they work to consolidate efforts in preparing students to be successful on state performance assessments and licensing exams required for teachers in the state of Minnesota. 

Adjunct Faculty

Carole Bagley, Ph.D.

  • Bagley published two book chapters this past year:
    • Bagley, C. & Creswell, W. (2014). The Role of Social Media as a Tool for Learning. In E. McKay (Ed.) ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web-Mediated Human Computer Interaction. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference/IGI Global.
    • Bagley, C., Weisenford, J. (2015). What is Best for the Learner? Are MOOCs the Answer? Book Chapter in E. McKay (Ed.) Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future, IGI-Global.
  • Bagley also received a Collaboration Excellence award from the Enterprise Learning! conference in August 2014 for work in creating multiple DMA (Disability Management and Assessment) Veterans Compensation and Pension Examination WBT courses.