Marylhurst Faculty are Internationally Recognized

Marylhurst Faculty are Internationally Recognized

Our faculty at Marylhurst University are award-winning, sought-after experts, presenting at international conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. No doubt about it – they’re highly respected in their fields. Want specifics? Here are just a few examples:

Derek Franklin, Marylhurst University

Derek Franklin, Marylhurst’s director of art programs, will show new work in To Leave No Trace, an exhibition opening Aug. 24, 2017 at Williamson | Knight in Northwest Portland.

Meg Roland, Marylhurst University

Dr. Meg Roland will give a talk on The Search for the Holy Grail at OMSI’s Reel Science showing of the classic film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on Aug. 23, 2017.

John Caruso, Chuck Caruso, The Lawn Job, Marylhurst University

John “Chuck” Caruso, literature and writing professor at Marylhurst University, is on a book tour to promote his crime novel, The Lawn Job, released in the United Kingdom on July 21, 2017.

Nancy Hiss, Interior Design, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst interior design professor Nancy Hiss is providing affordable housing to a Portland family in the accessible dwelling unit her parents once occupied.

Laura Beer, Marylhurst University

Dr. Laura Beer has been invited to Tsukuba, Japan as a featured speaker at the 15th World Congress of Music Therapy in July 2017.

Kacy McKinney, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst professor Kacy McKinney contributed a chapter to Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography published in 2017 by Routledge, a division of Taylor & Francis Group.

Mary Andrus, Sally Giles, Art Therapy Counseling, Marylhurst University

Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 2432 on May 25, 2017, establishing licensure requirements for persons practicing art therapy in the State of Oregon effective 2018. Marylhurst’s art therapy faculty were instrumental in seeing its passage.

Eileen Schiffer, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst associate professor Eileen Schiffer published an article on The Dreaded Team Assignment, with tips for educators to make students’ team projects learning experiences in themselves, in the April 2017 issue of Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers.

Tonda Liggett, Marylhurst University

Tonda Liggett, associate professor and ESOL program director at Marylhurst, published an article about culturally responsive pedagogy in teacher practicum supervision in the national journal Teaching Education in March 2017.

Tonda Liggett, Marylhurst University

Dr. Tonda Liggett, faculty member in the Department of Education at Marylhurst University, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Thailand at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University.

Laura Beer, Marylhurst University

Dr. Laura Beer, Lillieth Grand and Jodi Winnwalker received the 2015 Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy from the American Music Therapy Association.

Jay Ponteri, Marylhurst University

Jay Ponteri, English literature & writing faculty, won the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction for his memoir, Wedlocked, in 2014.

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