Professional Notes

Professional Notes

Nancy Carter, Opus College of Business, is one of five Diana Project scholars to receive the 2007 FSF-NUTEK Award, an international award for entrepreneurship and small business research. Carter is co-founder and co-partner of the Diana Project, a multiyear and multiuniversity study of female business owners and business growth activities. NUTEK is the Swedish agency for economic and regional growth, and FSF is the Swedish foundation for small business research.

Several members of UST’s faculty and staff participated in the 59th annual conference of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) May 29-June 1 in Minneapolis. Father Dennis Dease, president, gave introductory remarks at the plenary address and luncheon. Dr. Sarah Stevenson, International Education Center, was a panelist in the discussion, “Internationalizing the Campus: Who Pays to Walk the Walk.” Sarah Spencer, International Education Center, facilitated the workshop, “Preparing the US Faculty to Direct Programs Abroad.” Dr. Douglas Warring, School of Education, College of Applied Professional Studies, was a panelist in the discussion, “Dispositions of Global Leadership and Social Responsibility in Education.”

Alumnus Thomas Dooher ’85, was named president of Education Minnesota in July.

David Durenberger, National Institute of Health Policy, spoke on “Health Care and Policy: Leadership for a Change” May 18 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center.

Dr. Sharon Gibson, School of Education, College of Applied Professional Studies, is co-author with Dr. Sarah Hezlett of a peer-reviewed article, “Linking Mentoring and Social Capital: Implications for Career and Organization Development,” published in the August issue of Advances in Developing Human Resources. She and Dr. Jean Davidson ’06 Ed.D. presented “Moving from Invisible to Visible: Using Arts-based Inquiry to Understand HRD Phenomena” at the 2007 European Academy of Human Resource Development Research Conference in Oxford, England. This paper was published in the conference proceedings.

Dr. Mel Gray, Opus College of Business, was an invited panelist at the annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses June 14-17 in Minneapolis. His presentation was titled “Indexing and Related Tasks in the Book Publishing Value Chain: A Transactions Cost Approach.”

Dr. John Holst, School of Education, College of Applied Professional Studies, has accepted an invitation to a two-year term as a consulting editor for the Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education.

Mark Jensen, University Relations, attended and served as a portfolio reviewer at the 44th national conference of the Society for Photographic Education March 14-17 in Miami, Fla. Jensen organized the eighth-annual Documentary Photography Symposium, “Street/Politics,” April 28 at the College of St. Catherine. In May, Thrivent Financial Bank purchased several of his works for its permanent collection. The works are on display in the lobby of the bank’s south Minneapolis branch at 5349 Lyndale Ave. S. Jensen recently curated an exhibit of works by fine-art photographer Will Agar. Eighteen original silver prints are now on display in Food for Thought on the Minneapolis campus.  

Father Jan Michael Joncas, Theology and Catholic Studies departments, College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the Jubilate Deo Award, and Marty Haugen ’91 M.A. was honored as the Pastoral Musician of the Year by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians at its national convention July 11 in Indiana.

David Rodbourne, Center for Ethical Business Cultures, Opus College of Business, delivered a presentation on ethics and culture to the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics May 17 in Dallas.

Aaron Salasek ’06, was selected by a group of his peers as AmeriCorps Member of the Year at Admission Possible, an organization that helps low-income high school students get into college. Salasek had been working with 36 juniors at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, and raised their ACT scores by 28.6 percent — the highest increase of any school group in Admission Possible history. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak proclaimed June 23 to be Aaron Salasek Day in the city.

Henry “Hank” Shea, School of Law, received the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Professional Excellence Award June 28 at the MSBA’s annual convention in St. Paul. The Professional Excellence Award recognizes outstanding efforts to advance the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Dr. David Welch, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, College of Applied Professional Studies, reports that his book, The Process of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Matters of Skill has been translated and published in Taiwan (Thomson Publishing, 2006). The translation was completed by Dr. Welch’s former student, Dr. Jenny Pan of the Taichung National University in Taichung, Taiwan.