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:
Dr. Mary Andrus, director of Marylhurst’s art therapy program, will lead a Cascadia Training workshop on sociocultural constructs, privilege and bias on Oct. 27, 2017 in Oregon City.
Dr. Meg Roland, literature & art department chair, presented a paper and chaired a panel at the triennial International Arthurian Congress at Wurzburg University in Germany in July 2017.
Marylhurst University’s visiting Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Sanen G. Marshall, will give a free talk titled Sea Gypsies in the Age of Hard Borders & Operations Against Illegal Immigrants on Oct. 19, 2017.
Derek Franklin, Marylhurst’s director of art programs, curated a group exhibition at The Carnegie in Covington, KY, featuring artists from across the country, open now through July 1, 2018.
Dr. Jan Carpenter, chair of Marylhurst’s Department of Education, co-edited Imagine a Place: Stories from Middle Grades Educators, published in 2017 by Information Age Publishing.
Justin Smith, director of choral activities at Marylhurst University, will conduct a massed choir with singers from across our nation, including Marylhurst choir members, at Carnegie Hall in May 2018.
Drs. Patricia Allen and Sean Gillon, faculty in Marylhurst University’s food systems and society program, presented at OxyFood 2017 in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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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