Alumni Outlook Magazine

CHD Faculty News and Notes


CHD Faculty News and Notes

Carolyn Barnhart ’74 was installed as national president of Phi Upsilon Omicron.

Desiree Budd, Michael Donnelly and Richard Tafalla have been implementing their cognitive neuroscience education and research grant from the National Science Foundation ($135,000), and have collaborated with the departments of biology, physics, math and philosophy in the development of a minor in cognitive neuroscience at UW-Stout.

Julia Champe, Gary Rockwood and Stephen Shumate were joined by graduate mental health program students Matthew Anderson ’03 MS ’06, Nicole Kaeppeler ’05, Cory Kitt ’04 and Alison Lester in conducting several scholarly presentations at the Wisconsin Counseling Summit in Stevens Point on Nov. 4, 2006.

David DeLambo conducted a workshop for the California Association for Behavior Analysis in Feb.; presented to the National Council on Rehabilitation Education in Feb; presented a poster session to the American Counseling Association in March on the topic of ethics; and published a paper (in press) in the American Counseling Association’s online (VISTAS) library pertaining to distance education.

Gladys Earl published Techniques for Preparing Czech Kolaches in Fine Cooking Culinary Magazine.

Esther Fahm, RD, CFCS, recently completed a sabbatical during which she conducted an observational study of community programs for young children and older adults in South Africa. Her experience included visiting and sharing her expertise at local facilities, and state and national agencies including the Department of Education of Gauteng Province and the President’s Office on the Rights of the Child.

Carol Seaborn and Jessica Frein BA ’03, MS ’06 presented A Model Program to Increase Dietetic Student’s Leadership and Professionalism at the American Dietetic Association Conference.

Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth, with applied health psychology graduate students, designed, implemented, analyzed and formally presented their findings at Research Day on the health needs of almost 3,000 UW-Stout students. Results were further presented as a collaborative effort between Gorbatenko-Roth and student Susan Greene at the Midwestern Psychological Association’s meeting in Chicago in May, and at Teaching for a Change Conference in Park City, Utah in June.

Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth in collaboration with Richard Tafalla, completed a final report on the six-year external grant-supported Science, Technology, and Engineering Preview at UW-Stout for girls. Formal reports were developed and delivered to the Society of Manufacturing Engineering.

Michelle Gerrisak Hamilton ’95 and Stephen Shumate wrote the “CCWAVES 2002 CVE role and function study: Key results” for The Issues Papers: Eleventh National Forum on Issues in Vocational Evaluation, Assessment, and Work Adjustment. Published in 2006 by the Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals.

Dale Hawley presented a paper on strengths and stressors of missionary families at the Families in Global Transition Conference in Houston.

Terri Karis presented a paper, The Psychology of Whiteness: Moving Beyond Separation to Connection, at the Oxford Round Table on Global Security in the 21st Century at the University of Oxford in England. In collaboration with faculty from UW-River Falls and UW-Barron County, Karis received a UW System Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grant to investigate how students engage in metacognitive reflection on their own learning and theirclassmates’ learning in diversity courses.

Lamin Kassama published a chapter in Functional Foods Ingredients and Nutraceuticals: Processing Technologies Buergermeister, J. Harris, E. & Schmidt, C. (2006) Using Best Practices and the Digital Environment to Teach Computer Applications for Hospitality. Information Technology in Hospitality, Vol.4.

Leslie Koepke is president of the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family. She is giving two presentations at the 2007 Groves Conference: Somali Families in Minnesota: Strengths and Cultural Challenge; and the presidential address titled Chosen Families: the New Family.

Bruce Kuehl, is chair of the Department of Regulation and Licensing board for marriage and family therapists, social workers and professional Counselors for Wisconsin.

Michael Lawler BA ’85, MS ’94 created WorkSource Wisconsin, a one-stop resource for Wisconsin employers on recruiting, hiring and managing workers with disabilities under a grant funded through the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.

Five students from Peizhong Li’s Experimental Psychology class and Social Cognition Lab presented their research at Posters in the Rotunda—A Celebration of Undergraduate Research in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda in April.

John Lui BS ’74, MS ’75 was appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to the Wisconsin Rehabilitation Council. He also is on the executive committee of the council. Under Lui’s leadership, the National Association of Disability Benefits Specialists, a Division of the National Rehabilitation Association, was founded.

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program celebrated its 30th anniversary. It is the second-oldest accredited MFT program in the country. 


Al Noll BS ’74, MS ’77, Ed. S. ’80 was lead author of Survey of State Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Roles and Competencies in Assistive Technology in WORK, The Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.  

Stephen Shumate presented a full-day seminar, titled Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Workplace: Solutions for a Growing Problem to an audience of business and clinical professionals sponsored by the Dunhill Multi-Educational Centre in Waterford, Ireland. 

Paul Schwartz was elected to the board of directors of RESNA, the professional organization of assistive technology professionals. He has also served on the Professional Standards Board for the past six years, three of which included involvement on the executive committee.

Denise Skinner is a board member of the national Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars, which provides information, technical assistance and promotion of the family impact concept to states. She is also a board member of the Wisconsin State Family Impact Seminars.

Mark Thomas ’94, women’s basketball coach, won the WIAC coach of the year award after leading the team to its third straight conference title and third straight conference tournament championship.

Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute created the Assistive Technology Resource Center to provide individuals with disabilities, individuals who are elderly, and others with temporary or permanent limitations, with a single resource to identify assistive technology options.

After leading his hockey program to its best-ever 21-5-2 overall record and a first-ever NCHA title, UW-Stout head coach Terry Watkins ’73 was named runner-up for the prestigious Edward Jeremiah Award, which recognizes the top coaches in NCAA Division III men’s hockey.

Susan Wolfgram received the College of Human Development Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2007 and the UW-Stout Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006. She also had two recent publications: Abuse and the Family In Hardesty, J.L. (Ed.), Families and violence: Syllabi and instructional materials. (pp. 285-308). Minneapolis: National Council on Family Relations; and Wolfgram, Susan (in press) Social Work, Openness in Adoption: What We Know So Far.

At the Midwest Psychological Association Conference in May, Sarah Wood presented her research on The Effect of Sender Trustworthiness on Forwarding Hoax E-mails with co-author Timothy Ritchie, of the University of Southampton.