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.

Laura Beer, Mary Andrus, Sally Giles, 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.

Marylhurst faculty member Carolina Selva developed PitchFest, a Shark-Tank-like event for entrepreneurial students, at Portland Community College.

Dr. Ayako Takamori’s work on race and transnationalism is garnering attention in a collection of essays published by Rowman and Littlefield.

Marylhurst faculty member Chuck Caruso received an Independent Publishers Award for Best Regional Fiction for his first novel, The Lawn Job, in April 2018.

Dr. Eileen Schiffer published an article in Faculty Focus with advice for university faculty, whose students are increasingly working professionals with considerable experience in the field.

The Life of Umberto Cavallo and Other Matters, the debut literary novel of Portland author and Marylhurst professor Joel Augee, will be celebrated at a book launch event Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Dr. Garry Jost presented at the International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting in Berlin, Germany, and in Boston at the Annual Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion in 2017.

Dr. Sean Gillon of Marylhurst University is one of a handful of researchers invited to a workshop to explore synthesizing data to answer complex research questions about food, energy and water.

Mary Andrus, Marylhurst University

Dr. Mary Andrus, director of art therapy counseling at Marylhurst, presented at the 2017 American Art Therapy Association conference, discussing art therapy law and screening her short film, Bearing Witness.

Marylhurst art professor Derek Franklin partners with local organizations to give voice to marginalized constituencies through art.

Marylhurst professor David Denny presented at an international conference for LACK, an organization devoted to Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, at Colorado College in 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.

Jay Ponteri - Faculty - Marylhurst

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

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