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Dominican faculty help build awareness and boost the reputation of the university. We’re pleased to highlight some of their recent accomplishments.


Rosary College of Arts and Sciences

Sheila Bauer-Gatsos, associate professor of English and director of the core curriculum, wrote the chapter “Disciplinary Form: Introduction to Literary Studies,” published in Cultivating Vocation in Literary Studies

Marina Bell, assistant professor of criminology, wrote the article “Abolition as a Project of Personal Transformation” in the bilingual journal Champs Pénal/Penal Field, 27.

Jeffrey Carlson, professor of theology, was an invited participant in the Inaugural Faculty Seminar on “Genocide Studies and Interreligious Studies: Comparative Pedagogical and Research Approaches,” hosted by the Institute for Islamic-Christian-Jewish Studies, in Baltimore, from July 11-14, 2022. As a result of this seminar, the Journal for Interreligious Studies is preparing a special issue focusing on the themes of the seminar, and Carlson has been invited to submit an article for that issue.

Javier Carmona, professor of photography-cinema, was featured in the anthology, Latinx Photography in the United States: A Visual History. He recently appeared in the Artistic Home production of Eurydice at the Den Theatre, and in the Invictus Theatre Company production of Ruined

Rosalío Cedillo, assistant professor of sociology, published a research article titled “Parental Cross-Nativity and Intermarriage among Second-Generation Mexican Americans in Metropolitan Los Angeles” in the Sociation journal, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 23-39.

Joyce Goldenstern, adjunct instructor of English, had a chapter of her forthcoming novel In Their Ruin (Black Heron Press 2023) published in Aji Magazine under the title “Chester in Another Dimension.” Issue # 15 p. 48.

Brent Friesen, professor of chemistry, co-wrote several articles:

  • “Do Certain Flavonoid IMPS Have a Vital Function?” in Frontiers in Nutrition, Vol. 8, 762753 (2021)
  • “The Tandem of Countercurrent Separation and qHNMR Enables Gravimetric Analysis: Absolute Quantitation of the Rhodiola rosea Metabolome Analytical Chemistry” in Analytical Chemistry, Vol.  93, 11701-11709 (2021)
  • “Silica Gel-Mediated Oxidation of Prenyl Motifs Generates Natural Product-Like Artifacts” in Planta Medica, Vol. 87, 998-1007 (2021)

Joseph Heininger, professor of English, gave a talk at the Newberry Library Irish Scholarly Seminar on Friday, February 4, 2022.  His topic was “Seamus Heaney and the Imprint of Translation.”

Tracy Jennings, professor of fashion, published The Fashion Design Toolkit: 18 Pattern making Techniques for Creative Practice. Bloomsbury Publishing issued a summer release of the textbook. The text uses patterning tactics to inspire fashion design and demonstrates how embracing pattern drafting skills and ethical practice can lead to innovative and effective collections.

Nkuzi Nnam, professor of philosophy and director of Black World Studies, recently published the book “Exegesis: A Munson Interpretation of Matthew, John, and Acts of the Apostles.” 

Chavella T. Pittman, professor of sociology, co-wrote an article titled “Academe Has a Lot to Learn About How Inclusive Teaching Affects Instructors” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 7, 2022.

Richard Woods, OP, professor of theology, had an earlier paper, “Seven Bowls of Wrath: The Ecological Relevance of Revelation,” (Biblical Theology Bulletin, Vol 38, 2008 (2) 64-75), cited in Academia Letters, October 2021, pp. 1-21 published in Russian.  Vova Lukin Владимир Лукин, “Apocalyptic fears in the post-truth epoch: The Apocalypse of John versus the apocalypses of XX-XXI centuries (Part II) An analytical comparison.”

Brennan School of Business

David Aron, professor of marketing, co-presented “Demonstrating Leadership or Imposing Dominance: Queen Bee or Queen B****?” at the 2022 Marketing Management Association Spring Educators’ Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 2022, and co-presented “A Backwards Approach to Teaching SWOT” at the 2021 Marketing Management Association Fall Educators’ Conference (virtual), October 2021.

Anjali Chaudhry, professor and department chair of Management, Marketing, and International Business, co-authored “A Meta-Review of Servant Leadership: Construct, Correlates, and the Process” in the Journal of Comparative International Management.  She also co-authored with Al Rosenbloom, professor emeritus, marketing and international business, “3 Strategies to Help Employees Thrive in the New “Normal," Harvard Business Review, published Nov. 23, 2021.  Professor Chaudhry has also been certified as a climate ambassador after completing climate leadership training from MIT-Sloan and Climate Interactive to help with the global response to climate change.

Mike Kiyosaki, executive in residence, worked with Wintrust and a team of Brennan School of Business alumni to showcase their work investigating effective tools and programs for successfully running a small business. The presentation was delivered in Spanish during the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago‘s Business Smart Week — a first in the nine-year history of the event.

Elvira Kizilova, assistant professor of marketing, co-wrote the article “Perceived Access, Fear and Preventative Behavior: Key Relationships for Positive Outcomes During the COVID-19 Health Crisis” in the Journal of Consumer Affairs. She was also selected to participate in the Marketing & Public Policy Doctoral Research Workshop & Symposium “Imagine a Better Post-Pandemic World,” June 6 - 9, at Baylor University, Waco TX (competitive application).

Yuanqing Li, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, co-wrote the article “The Devil is in the Details: The Effect of Nonverbal Cues on Crowdfunding Success” in Information & ManagementShe also co-presented “The Gender-Funding Typology in Crowdfunding”  at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Annual conference, in Raleigh, NC, Jan. 6-9, 2022. 

Brooke Reavey, associate professor, marketing; and Al Rosenbloom, professor emeritus, marketing and international business, co-wrote an article titled “Updating the Marketing Research Course to Prepare the Marketing Generalist” in the Journal of Marketing Education, Vol. 43, Issue 3, 333-353. The article received Honorable Mention for Outstanding Article of the Year in the Journal of Marketing Education.

College of Applied Social Sciences

Bill Crowley, professor, School of Information Science, published “Facts (Almost) Never Change Minds: Libraries and the Management of Democracy-Supportive Public Perceptions,” as Chapter 3 of Libraries and the Global Retreat of Democracy: Confronting Polarization, Misinformation, and Suppression, 2021.  He also presented his paper “Progressive Librarianship in ‘Red’ America” at the multi-national conference Symposium 1: Post-Neutrality Librarianship: New Librarianship Symposia, held on Zoom in October 2021.

Sujin Huggins, professor of information studies, was selected this year as one of three judges for the 2022 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, which recognize excellence in youth picture books, fiction and nonfiction.

Cecilia L. Salvatore, professor, School of Information Studies, contributed a chapter in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: An Introduction to Cultural Heritage Institutions through the Ages (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021). In addition, she has been appointed the United States member representative to the Advisory Committee on Cultural Heritage of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

Foy Scalf, adjunct instructor in the School of Information Studies, co-wrote a book entitled The Archive of Thotsutmis: Early Ptolemaic Ostraca from Deir el Bahari (O. Edgerton) that appeared as volume 146 in the Oriental Institute Publications series.

Penny Silvers, professor, and Josephine Sarvis, professor, School of Education, co-authored the article “Identity Transformation from Student to Professional Educator: A Model for Change”  in Voices for Educational Equity.  

Leticia Villarreal Sosa, professor of social work, was awarded a $510,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation to develop a Certificate in Culturally-Informed Responses to Grief and Loss for School-Based Professionals. She also co-wrote an article titled “Immigration Enforcement is a Daily Part of our Students’ Lives: School Social Workers’ Perceptions of Racialized Nested Contexts of Reception for Immigrant Students” in the journal AERA Open, Vol. 8 (1), 1-15. Additionally, she wrote a chapter titled “Mexican-Origin Boys Negotiating Social and Academic Identity in a Racialized Context” in Latina/o/x and Education in Chicago: Roots, Resistance, and Transformation, University of Illinois Press.

In September, Sosa was named the 2022 recipient of Dominican University’s Sr. Mary Clemente Davlin, OP Diversity Leadership Award. Sosa was presented with the honor during the 2022 Caritas Veritas Symposium’s Academic Convocation. She was recognized for her efforts in transforming the field of social work both locally and around the world.

Borra College of Health Sciences

Tamara Bland, executive director, MacNeil School of Nursing, and assistant professor of nursing; and Laurie Zack, clinical assistant professor of nursing, served on the American Nurses Association Illinois (ANA-IL) DEI Expert Panel, which offered three continuing education webinars on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics for nurses across Illinois. Bland also authored the application for the 2022 Lectureship Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Nursing Education, presented to Dominican University by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The award recognizes DU for multicultural education within its nursing program.

Maureen Emlund, director of the Simulation Education Center and adjunct instructor, nursing, was nominated by the Education Management Solutions Success Team for the Excellence in Clinical Simulation 2022 Advocate Award.  This award, selected by peers, is for those who demonstrate excellence in pioneering, advocating, and championing clinical simulation training at their facilities. Awards will be announced at the annual conference in June 2022.

Michelle Allen, associate professor of nursing, and students Abigail Johnson and Melanie Myszka, published “Examining Psychological Capital in Nursing Students Participating in a Health Literacy Renal Simulation” in Teaching and Learning in Nursing.


Rosary College of Arts and Sciences

Christopher Anderson, associate professor of biological sciences, co-authored the article “Education and Outreach: March Mammal Madness and the Power of Narrative in Science Outreach” in Elife, Vol. 10, e65066. He and Tina Taylor-Ritzler, professor of psychology; Chad Rohman, dean of Rosary College of Arts and Sciences; and Barrington Price, vice president of Student Success and Engagement, were awarded $135,457 in supplemental funding for a National Science Foundation grant, “Building Capacity: The Dominican University STEM Success Model to Support Students through Critical Transitions.”

Maggie Andersen, assistant professor of English, published a creative nonfiction essay, “You Must Not Know about Me,” in the Los Angeles Review.

Daniel Born, adjunct instructor of English, co-authored the book Unpardonable Sins with the late Dale Suderman under the pen name David Saul Bergman.

Elizabeth Bullock, adjunct instructor of communication arts and sciences, delivered the presentation  “Marital Gamesmanship in Mr. & Mrs. Smith” as part of the Alfred Hitchcock Conference "What's it All About, Alfie? Hitchcock's Lessons in Love."

Joan Cantwell, adjunct instructor of psychology, participated in a panel discussion and read an essay from her book 21 Peaceful Nurses: Essays on a Spiritually Guided Practice at the closing of the Nurses Relaxation and ReNewal exhibit at the International Museum of Surgical Science. The exhibit highlighted the work of nurse writers and artists using the arts for personal renewal. 

Ann Charney Colmo, professor emeritus of political science, published an article "The Virtues and the Audience in Aristotle's Rhetoric," in the journal Interpretation.

Persis Driver, assistant professor of psychology; Kate Powers, STEM learning specialist; Tina Taylor-Ritzler, professor of psychology; Jen Stockdale, director of the Academic Success Center; and Christopher Anderson, associate professor of biological sciences, presented "The Dominican University STEM Success Model: PLTL, Inclusive Pedagogy, and Student Success Case Management" at the Peer-led Team Learning International Society Virtual Conference.

Rose Guccione, adjunct instructor of music, was a guest on WGN Radio 720 in an interview on “How Opera Singers Are Helping COVID-19 Patients Breathe Easier.” She also presented a mini-concert of operatic arias followed by an improvised operatic scene with audience participation on the Chicago Loop Alliance’s Sundays on State Main Stage. She also is on a recording released by Naxos Records this year in the role of Bébé in Paul Abrahám’s operetta Ball at the Savoy. She joined the roster of Sisters in the show Late Nite Catechism.

Bill Jenkins, associate professor of theatre arts, provided training on effectively working with victims of violence and victim advocates for the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) and for the Parents of Murdered Children conference. He also provided workshops on trauma for NOVA’s national conference. He also delivered a keynote address at the state meeting of the Virginia Network for Victims and Witnesses of Crime.

John Jenks, professor of communication arts and sciences, reviewed Barriers Down: How American Power and Free-Flow Policies Shaped Global Media as part of a roundtable in Media History, Vol. 27, 113-118.

Timothy Milinovich, associate professor of theology, chaired a seminar on methodology and the letters of St. Paul at the Catholic Biblical Association annual meeting, and presented the paper "Who Can Lead a Flock of Shepherds? Paul, the Pillars, and Political Challenges in Our Churches Today," at the North Park Theological Seminary's annual Symposium on the Interpretation of Scripture.

Aliza Steurer, associate professor of mathematics, co-facilitated a virtual conversation series with the Chicagoland Inquiry-Based Learning Community. The conversations focused on the themes of reflecting on teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing to teach in a socially distanced classroom. She also co-presented “Conversations in Chicagoland: A Way to Connect with Colleagues while Preparing for Pandemic Teaching and Beyond” at the MathFest virtual conference.

Mickey Sweeney, professor of English, was elected president of the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM). MAM creates professional engagements in the field and reaches out beyond medievalists to support and encourage all things medieval in the classroom.

Fr. Richard Woods, OP, professor of theology, was appointed theological consultant to the Laudato Sí Movement, formerly referred to as the Global Catholic Climate Movement.  His article, “Through American Eyes: A View of the English Dominican Province,” was published in New Blackfriars, Volume 102, Issue 1101.

Brennan School of Business

Ramiro Atristain, adjunct instructor of management and executive-in-residence, received the 2021 International Award of Merit from the Illinois Institute of Technology for his international philanthropic work as founder of, and for imparting financial education and volunteering as a mentor for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Airies Davis, adjunct instructor of management and executive-in-residence, gave a presentation at the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2021 Conference  titled “Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Is Your Superpower to Build Inclusive Hiring Practices.”

Yuanqing Li, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, co-wrote the book chapter “The Power of Words in Crowdfunding. In Multidisciplinary Approaches to Crowdfunding Platforms.”  She also presented the papers "Stable or Innovative? The Impact of Member Diversity on Organizational Stability and Organizational Innovation” and “Combining Guanxi with Relationship Marketing: The Exploration of Defining Quan He in Vietnam” at the International Association for Chinese Management Research conference. She also presented the paper “How to Attract Low Prosocial Funders in Crowdfunding?” at the Academy of Management’s annual conference.

John McNett, adjunct instructor of management, was promoted to vice president of supply chain and customer service at Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc.

Al Rosenbloom, professor emeritus, marketing and international business, co-wrote the article “Poverty, Vulnerability, and the Role of Responsible Management Education in a Post-COVID World,” for the Journal of Global Responsibility

Matthew Steward, MBA '07, adjunct instructor, was elected to the Schaumburg Township Board of Trustees.

College of Applied Social Sciences

Leticia Villarreal Sosa, professor of social work, published a book chapter with Adriana Medina (SSW Alum), and Myrna McNitt, adjunct instructor, titled “Challenges to Best Practices in the United States” in Protecting Children Theoretical and Practical Aspects. She also wrote the policy brief “Knocking Down Barriers: School Social Workers, Advocacy, and Equity for Immigrant Students” by the Harvard Immigration Initiative.  She also delivered a three-part series called “School Social Work with a Compass: Culturally Responsive Practice” to school social workers in Fairfax, VA, and a presentation titled “Chicago Latina Trailblazers: Testimonios of Political Activism” as a part of the University of Chicago event “Recovering (his)stories: Social work/welfare history through Black, Indigenous, and Latinx Perspectives.”