Professional Notes

Dr. Philippe Gagnon, is the author of "A Look at the Inference Engine Underlying 'Evolutionary Epistemology' Accounts of the Production of Heuristics," published in Is Religion Natural? Studies in Science and Theology, No. 13, Biennial Yearbook of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology 2011-2012 (Dirk Evers, Antje Jackelén, Michael Fuller and Taede A. Smedes, eds., Halle-Wittenberg: Martin-Luther-Universität, 2012, pp. 161-182).

Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Family Business Center Fellow, and Sarah Covington, a psychology major at St. Thomas, presented “Hey! That’s MY Life! Teaching and Learning With Students Embedded in Troubling Issues,” May 7, at the University of Chicago’s “Preparing Future Faculty.”

UST was well-represented at the Region 6 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference, May 2 through 4, in Minneapolis.  Susan M. Anderson, Drew Puroway, Darcy Brommer and Colleen Stephens, all from Academic Counseling, served on the conference planning committee, and Dr. Carol Bruess, Communication and Journalism Department, College of Arts and Sciences, provided the keynote address.  UST staff members also presented the following conference programs:

  • Dr. Tori Svoboda, Dean of Students Office, and Susan M. Anderson, Academic Counseling, “Exploring Social Class: Implications for Students and Academic Advisors”
  • Kim Schumann, Enhancement Program, and Darcy Brommer, Academic Counseling, “Inclusion of Students with Disabilities: Raising Awareness”
  • Elizabeth Lofgren, Joanie Kyllo, Heather English and Jesse Langer, Opus College of Business, “Major Exploration Through Collaboration and Creative Programming and Breaking Down the Silos: Partnering and Collaborating Within the University”
  • Tonia Jones Peterson and Elizabeth Dussol, Academic Counseling, “Helping Students Learn From the Past to Create a Brighter Future: Probation/Dismissal/Reinstatement Issues.” Also, Jones Peterson was a panel representative in “From A to Z: Different Strategies for Building a Network.”
  • Chirayu Dongre and Colleen Stephens, Academic Counseling, “Dealing With Academic Dishonesty: Best Practices, Tools, and Tips”