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’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.
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 “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.
Marylhurst interior design professor Nancy Hiss is providing affordable housing to a Portland family in the accessible dwelling unit her parents once occupied.
Dr. Laura Beer has been invited to Tsukuba, Japan as a featured speaker at the 15th World Congress of Music Therapy in July 2017.
Marylhurst professor Kacy McKinney contributed a chapter to Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography published in 2017 by Routledge, a division of Taylor & Francis Group.
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 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, 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.
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.
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, English literature & writing faculty, won the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction for his memoir, Wedlocked, in 2014.
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