2023 Faculty Recognition

Academic Support Services & Student Success


  • Finley-Bowman, R. E. Redesign Accelerator Program, University Design Institute (ASU) Grant. (2022-2023). $60,000. Defining the MU Experience through an EPPIIC Values Framework.

 Faculty Publications:

 Faculty Presentations:

  • Frank, J. M., Glazier, M. H., Graeff, J., Watson, D., & Preibisch, R. (2022, October 23). People & Places: A Case Study of Unsheltered Homelessness and the Use of Public Space [Conference presentation]. National Association of Social Workers PA Chapter 2022 Annual Conference, Kalahari Resort and Spa, Pocono Manor, PA, United States.
  • Frank, J. M., Glazier, M. H., Graeff, J., Watson, D., & Preibisch, R. (2023, February 24). People & Places: Exploring the Complexities of Unsheltered Homelessness in a Local Community [Conference presentation]. Eastern Sociological Society Conference 2023, Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, United States.
  • Frank, J. M., Glazier, M. H., Graeff, J., Watson, D., & Preibisch, R. (2023, February 24). Stepping Stones: Using Letter Writing to Enhance Human Connection and Address Loneliness [Conference presentation]. Eastern Sociological Society Conference 2023, Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, United States. 
  • Frank, J. M., Granruth, L. B., Leffler, B., Watson, D., & Preibisch, R. (2022, October 23). Stepping Stones: Using Letter Writing to Address Loneliness and Isolation [Conference presentation]. National Association of Social Workers PA Chapter 2022 Annual Conference, Kalahari Resort and Spa, Pocono Manor, PA, United States. 
  • Henriques, D. (2023, March 16). The Impact of Early Major Declaration [Conference presentation]. 2023 NACADA Region 2 Annual Conference, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, Hanover, MD, United States.
  • Henriques, D. (2023, March 22). Successfully transitioning to higher education [Presentation]. Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Lancaster, PA, United States.
  • Henriques, D. (2023, April 11). Successfully transitioning to higher education [Presentation]. Oxford Area High School, Oxford, PA, United States. 
  • Henriques, D. (2023, April 20). Applying UDL Principles to Academic Advising [Conference presentation]. PA-NOSS 2023 Spring Conference, DoubleTree Resort, Willow Valley, PA, United States.
  • Higham, K. (2022, August 10). Formalizing Your Ad-Hoc OER Committee [Roundtable discussion]. Affordable Learning PA Summit, online.
  • Higham, K. (2022, October 13). E-Book Lending and Borrowing: Now and Future Considerations [Conference presentation]. 2022 Southeastern Resource Sharing Conference, Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN, United States.
  • Higham, K. (2022, November 15). E-Book Lending and Borrowing: Now and Future Considerations [Conference presentation]. 2022 Access Services in Libraries Conference, Loudermilk Conference Center, Atlanta, GA, United States.
  • Higham, K. (2023, April 5). Access Services [Discussion]. SSHELCO Virtual Conference 2023, online. 
  • Higham, K. (2023, April 21). Library and Honors College: Small Things Add Up [Lightning round presentation]. ACLCP Spring 2023 Virtual Conference, online.  
  • Lawson, K. (2023, February 23). What Can You Do with a STEM Major [Presentation]. College Assistance Migrant Program, Millersville University, Millersville, PA, United States.
  • Lawson, K., & Mbindyo, M. (2023, March 17). Utilizing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Academic Advising [Conference presentation]. 2023 NACADA Region 2 Annual Conference, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, Hanover, MD, United States.
  • Mbindyo, M. (2022, June 2). Role of Academic Supervisor/Advisor and the Student Relationship [Training facilitation]. Kabarak University Kenya Postgraduate Research Training, Kabarak University, Kabarak, Nakuru, Kenya.
  • Mbindyo, M. (2022, June 20). Closing keynote [Keynote speaker]. ELETSA 2022 National Academic Advising Seminar, online.
  • Pashkova-Balkenhol, T. (2023, May 12). Refreshing research instruction: Improving student-centeredness through reflective teaching. [Conference presentation]. LOEX 2023 Conference, Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA, United States.
  • Pashkova-Balkenhol, T., & Gold, M. (2023, March 17). Increasing Critical Consciousness in an Undergraduate Community of Research Practice [Paper presentation]. Association of College & Research Libraries 2023 Conference, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States. https://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2023/IncreasingCriticalConsciousness1.pdf 
  • Santamaria, M., & Auger, K. (2023, May 12). Creating flexible and nourishing work systems: Using Notion to “Librarian” more humanely [Conference session]. LOEX 2023 Conference, Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA, United States.
  • Santamaria, M., Donnelly, M., Shanley, C., & Valenti, A. (2023, March 16). Forging new pathways to student success by working directly with students [Conference presentation]. Association of College & Research Libraries 2023 Conference, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.
  • Shirk, C., Stouffer, J., & Vitale, F. (2023, April 20). Martinsburg Indian Training School, 1885-1889 [Paper presentation]. The Blair County Genealogical Society, Hollidaysburg, PA, United States.
  • Smith, C. (2022, October 6). When Community-Engaged Research Goes Wrong [Conference presentation]. 2022 Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY, United States.
  • Smith, C., Schirf, H., Sheeley, A., & Hill, A. (2023, February 24). Life in Affordable Housing: Residents’ Perceptions of Dignity, Autonomy, and Quality of Life [Conference presentation]. Eastern Sociological Society Conference 2023, Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, United States
  • Szczyrbak, G. (2023, April 5). To what extent do more impressions lead to more views of library instructional videos [Conference presentation]. SSHELCO Virtual Conference 2023, online. 
  • Vitale, F. (2022, October 15). Dying At School and Beyond: Understanding Mortality at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and Pennsylvania’s Role in Harming Indigenous Health [Paper presentation]. Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, United States. 
  • Vitale, F. (2023, April 27). What I Didn't Learn in School: Practical Advice for Early Career Archivists [Paper presentation]. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archivists Conference, online.
  • Vitale, F., & Wilairat, S. (2023, March 17). Forging Future Professionals: A Mixed Methods Curricular Analysis of a Post-Graduate Library Science Fellowship [Poster presentation]. Association of College & Research Libraries 2023 Conference, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.


  • Michele Santamaria completed her term as an Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program Fellow. The LCDP is a yearlong experience that prepares mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large. The LCDP addresses the lack of representation of BIPOC professionals in leadership ranks within academic and research institutions and other communities of practice.
  • Carrie Smith, Faculty Coordinator of CPSSC, has been accepted into the Faculty Leaders Program for 2023-2024 at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. The Faculty Leaders Program is designed to “help faculty members strengthen their skills as teachers, mentors, researchers, and advocates of effective public policy and policy analysis.”


  • Jennifer Frank, a faculty affiliate at CPSSC, has been named the Social Work Educator of the Year by the NASW PA Chapter.

 Journal Editorships

  • Professors Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol and Kerrie Farkas serve as editors for:
    • The Engage for Change Journal, a community-based publication that aims to contribute to public knowledge and public engagement by harnessing the collaborative potential and expert knowledge of faculty, students, and residents on social, political, and economic issues affecting the Lancaster County region, has published fourteen articles focused on gender justice in its second issue. https://blogs.millersville.edu/engageforchangejournal/
    • The Made in Millersville Journal, a digital conference proceedings journal that captures and preserves student projects presented at the annual Made in Millersville Conference, has published forty-seven articles across multiple disciplines in its 2023 issue https://www.mimjournal.com/, including the work of eight honors students.


College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

National and International Recognition of Faculty:

  • Katarzyna Jakubiak’s (English & World Languages) short story “Made of Sugar” won the 2021 Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto Short Fiction Prize from the literary magazine Blackbird.
  • Stacey Irwin’s (Communication&Theatre) documentary Raising Faith: Stories about Dyslexia received honors and awards in a number of film festivals including Vesuvius International Film Fest, Hong Kong Indie Film Festival, London Indie Short Festival, Berlin Shorts, Waco Family and Faith Film Festival, Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards, Onyko Films Awards and Bestlov Film Festival.
  • Robert Horton (Music) won first place in the American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ improvisation in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sholarly and Creative Accomplishments:

  • Katarzyna Jakubiak (English&World Languages) published a collection of creative nonfiction titled Obce Stany (“Alien States”) with Biuro Literackie in Poland.
  • Micheál Houlahan (Music) and Dr. Philip Tacka (Music) published Choral Artistry and Choral Sight Reading: A Kodály Perspective for Middle School to College Level Choirs (Oxford University Press). 
  • Nicole Pfannenstiel (English&World Languages) published an online book The OER Adoption Journey with co-authors Kim Auger and Matt Fox. link: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/the-oer-adoption-journey/view.
  • Lowery Woodall (Communication&Theatre) published Grappling with Representation in the WWE: Exploring Issues of Diversity and Inclusion in World Wrestling Entertainment (Lexington Books)
  • Tanya Kevorkian (History) published her second book, Music and Urban Life in Baroque Germany, with the University of Virginia Press in Fall 2022. The book is a comparative study of musical life in five towns, Augsburg, Munich, Gotha, Erfurt, and Leipzig from about 1650 to 1750. It reconstructs the social interactions that funded and otherwise shaped musical performance on the street, at civic occasions, at weddings, and at other events. It focuses on ordinary performers, hosts, and audiences as well as elites. Tower guards, formerly little understood, were a key urban occupation and building block of musical culture, as were the better-known town musicians. The book is based on extensive archival research conducted in Germany from 2008 to 2018.

Select Publications and Creative Activities:

  • Caleb Corkery’s (English & World Languages) play “The Juniors” had a staged reading at Phantom Power in Millersville, and his play “Real Community” had a filmed reading with the Reading Theater Project on BCTV.
  • Professor Dorothy Frey (Art & Design) held a solo exhibition "Dorothy Frey: Studio Farm" at Goggleworks Center for Art in Reading, PA.
  • John Kaiser-Ortiz (Philosophy) published “Todos Somos Joaquin: An Inter-American Elaboration on Chicanismo” in Radical Philosophy Review.
  • Victoria Khiterer (History) published “Unwelcome Return Home: Jews, anti-Semitism and the Housing Problem in Post-war Kyiv” in Eastern European Holocaust Studies.
  • Professor Heidi Leitzke‘s (Art & Design) artwork "Rhododendron Blooms in May" was published in Textiel Plus – a Dutch international magazine focused on contemporary textile art.
  • Kaitlin Mondello (English & World Languages) published "Romantic Literature and Ecofeminism" in The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature.
  • Xun Pan (Music) performed two solo concerts in Italy, and he was invited to the prestigious Hunter International Music Festival where he taught chamber music to participants from seven countries and performed all of Brahms’ Piano Trios.
  • Nicole Pfannenstiel (English & World Languages) co-authored with Marie Firestone "Starting a Center for Academic Excellence Content Strategy” in Journal of Faculty Development.
  • Timothy Smith (English & World Languages) published "The Grotesque Figure in Antebellum Art and Politics: Editorial Caricature as Historical Evidence" in Semiotic Review.
  • Ping Yang (Communication & Theatre) published “Understanding intercultural conflict in virtual space: Characteristics, approaches, and management styles” in X. Dai & G. M. Chen (eds.), Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication: The Art of Intercultural Harmony. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Dr. Ping Yang (Communication & Theatre) published “TikTok and internet celebrity: An analysis of the impact of short video apps on Chinese culture and society” in China Media Research.

College of Science & Technology


  • Maja Klosinska; Exploring the trnL-F chloroplast locus in serpentine and non-serpentine populations of the lyre-leaf rockcress, Arabidopsis lyrata. Faculty Grant from Millersville University for $1000. (12/7/22)
  • Maja Klosinska. American Society for Plant Biologists Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Conference grant 2023 for travel to present at the ASPB Plant Biology Meeting in Savannah, GA 2023. $1185. (4/25/23)
  • Maja Klosinska. MU Faculty Grant: Individual Travel to Present at the American Society for Plant Biologists Northeast Section 2023 Meeting, SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island, NY. $350. (4/28/23)
  • Jeremiah Mbindyo; awarded a faculty grant in support of Individual Travel to Present grant proposal titled "Green and sustainable chemistry in the undergraduate curriculum." (4/7/23)
  • Jeremiah Mbindyo awarded Manufacturing PA Innovation Grant https://blogs.millersville.edu/news/2022/08/15/ville-awarded-grant-for-manufacturing-research/
  • Edward Rajaseelan; awarded a faculty grant in support of publication grant proposal titled "[(1,2,5,6-[eta])-Cycloocta-1,5- diene](4-isopropyl-1-methyl-1,2,4-triazol-5 ylidene)(triphenylphosphane)iridium(I)tetrafluoridoborate dichloromethane 0.8-solvate." (4/27/23)
  • Melissa Mullen-Davis; awarded a faculty research grant "Separation of Multimeric IcIR Protein Structures" Millersville University. (4/27/23)
  • Jessica Kelly awarded "Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis in Columbia, PA: A Community-Based Research Collaboration." Community Engagement Grant, Millersville University Center for Public Scholarship & Social Change. Awarded $2,000. (4/26/23)
  • Jingnan Xie was awarded a grant in support of his publication “On the Undecidability and Descriptional Complexity of Synchronized Regular Expressions” in the Springer Nature Journal, Acta Informatica. (5/18/23)


  • Dr. Steven Kennedy (Chemistry) has been recognized with a certificate in Effective College Instruction from the Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education (9/13/2022).
  • Dr. Kelly Kuhns (Nursing) has been appointed PI to the Opioid Workforce Education and Development Grant for the 4th year extension (9/1/2022).
  • Dr. Kelly Kuhns (Nursing) was a finalist for the 2022 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing Education
  • Dr. Dawn Lambert (Nursing) was the recipient of the prestigious National Association of School Nurses (NASN), Pennsylvania School Nurse Administrator of the Year Award for 2023
  • Dr. Erin Moss is currently serving a 3-year term (2020-2023) on the Mathematical Association of America’s Committee on Faculty and Departments. This committee researches and writes Best Practices statements to serve as guidelines for faculty and departmental decision-making in the areas of curriculum, teaching, technology, assessment, and DEI (10/6/2022).
  • Dr. Cayleigh Minter was nominated for: Advanced Practice Provider Award at UPMC West Shore Hospital’s Nurse's Week (2/1/23), Advanced Practice RN Category Award at UPMC West Shore Nursing Excellence Recognition Award Ceremony (5/11/23), and UPMC APP Recognition Award (7/9/23).  Dr. Minter was also promoted to Senior Advanced Practice Provider (June 2023).
  • Faculty members Sharon Brusic, Len Litowitz, Scott Warner, Alex Johnson, Cindy English, Dominick Manusos, and Donna Painter had their Technology & Engineering Teacher Preparation program recognized by the International Technology & Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) as a University STEM School of Excellence. (April 2023).
  • Dr. Tracee Matincheck was designated “Senior CRNP” in a APP Clinical Ladder appointment with UPMC Pinnacle. (6/1/23)
  • Professor Duane Hagelgans served as International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 2022 overall Conference Committee Chair.
  • Visiting Research Scholar: AEST Department is Currently hosting Dr. Tae Bum Ryu from Hanbat National University, South Korea, as a Visiting Research Scholar. The dates of the program are Feb. 2023 – Feb. 2024

Private Public Partnerships:

  • Lampire Biological Laboratories, Inc. – On-Campus industry research lab
  • Climavision – X-Band Radar installation and weather/climate data and research partnership
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Reforestation and riparian restoration project

Faculty/Student Publications:

  • Haines, A. Integrating data types to estimate spatial patterns of avian migration across the Western Hemisphere. Ecological Applications (2022). https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/eap.2679
  • Haines A. Status and distribution of jaguarundi in Texas and Northeastern México: Making the case for extirpation and initiation of recovery in the United States. Ecology and Evolution (2022). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.8642
  • Dr. Susan Moyer in Nursing was a co-author on the following publication: Ladden, M. D., Ecoff, L., Marshall-Blake, L., Swanson, J. Moyer, S., Ryan, L. (2022). Leveraging a funding collaborative to develop more PhD prepared nurse scientists and leaders. Nursing Outlook. Advance Online Publication.  https://www.nursingoutlook.org/article/S0029-6554(22)00116-6/pdf
  • Donna M. Painter was published "Strategies for Hiring Printing's Next Generation" in the Printing United Journal, Vol. 26, Issue 3.  http://digitaleditions.napco.com/publication/?m=62978&i=760979&p=34&ver=html5
  • Drs. Susan Moyer and Dawn Lambert co-authored with former DNP student Dr. Tiffany Boyd a publication titled, "Interdisciplinary collaboration to care for students diagnosed with PANDAS: An education and referral intervention." This manuscript was published in the Journal of School Nursing. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10598405221129553
  • Dr. Jenny Monn published a Manuscript with DNP student/alum Taasha Guillemette "An Evidence-Based Project to Improve Postpartum Depression Detection" in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Dr. Zhigang Han in Mathematics, Dr. Ron Umble (professor emeritus), and two alumni (Ben Baer and Faheem Gilani) published a paper titled, "Periodic Orbits on Obtuse Edge Tessellation Polygons," in the journal Pi Mu Epsilon Journal.
  • Dr. Cynthia Taylor published in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal titled "Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12" https://pubs.nctm.org/view/journals/mtlt/115/7/article-p502.xml
  • Mathematics student Megan McKay, Dr. Baoling Ma, and Dr. Lisa Marano (West Chester University) published a paper based on Megan McKay's thesis.  Quantifying the Recovery of the Active Nesting Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Population in New Jersey, Maryland Birdlife, 70 (2021), 25–40.
  • Dr. Judith Cebra-Thomas; Danielle Oberdick (’21 BIOL MUSE Scholar); Turing's turtles all the way down: A conserved role of EDAR in the carapacial ridge suggests a deep homology of prepatterns across ectodermal appendages; Anatomical Record. https://anatomypubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ar.25096
  • Dr. Aaron Haines (BIOL), MU alumni Delaney Costante (BIOL); and Leu, M; Co-authors publication; “Threatened species face similar types and numbers of  threats as Endangered species when listed under the Endangered Species Act”; Wildlife Society Bulletin.
  • Dr. Isaac Ligocki (BIOL) coauthored a paper that was published in Current Zoology. https://academic.oup.com/cz/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cz/zoac100/6956907
  • Dr. Bob Buchanon (MATH); published 4th edition of the textbook, "An Undergraduate Introduction to Financial Mathematics", WSPC, ISBN: 978-981-126-030-8. https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/12964#t=aboutBook
  • Dr. Eric Ryndock. Development of a colorimetric loop-mediated isothermal amplification diagnostic assay for deer tick virus. BioOne (2023). This a low-cost method for nucleic acid detection and is seen as an alternative to the gold-standard PCR method. Deer tick virus (also called Powassan virus) is an emerging human pathogen spread by certain species of ticks.
  • Dr. Jingnan Xie. On the undecidability and descriptional complexity of synchronized regular expressions. Acta Informatica (2023).
  • Dr. Schreiber, KV, 2022. Ch 3: Best Management Practices as an Alternative Approach for Urban Flood Control. Flood Handbook, Vol. 3: Flood Impact and Management, Ed. by Eslamian, S. and F. Eslamian, Taylor and Francis, CRCGroup, USA, pp. 53-76. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429463327.
  • Buchheister, K. W., Jackson, C., & Taylor, C. E. (2023). Fostering cultural community wealth: Using community centered phenomena to develop paramount tasks. Science and Children, 60(4), p. 59-63.
  • Jackson, C., Buchheister, K., & Taylor, C. E. (2023). A planning framework foregrounding equity in mathematics teaching and learning. Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 15(2), p. 103-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/19477503.2022.2150462 

Student Awards/Recognition:

  • Student Affiliate Chapter Award: International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Student Chapter of the Year (2022)- This was the fourth time that the Chapter has been recognized as Chapter of the Year by IAEM. The ceremony was held in November 2022 as part of the IAEM Conference and Expo in Savannah, GA. Advisor: Sepi Yalda
  • Student Club Awards: MU Mobile Robotic Research Team (11 1st – 3rd national & international competition awards)
    • 1st to Qualify - AutoNav (2023 International Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC))
    • 2nd in Performance - AutoNav (2023 IGVC)
    • 3rd Grand Award - Overall (2023 IGVC)
    • 1st Place – Stephen Harris Robotics Cup (2022 Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Student Division Robotics Competition (SDRC))
    • 1st Electrical/Controls Design (2022 SDRC)
    • 1st Innovative Problem Solution (2022 SDRC)
    • 2nd Mechanical/Manufacturing Design (2022 SDRC)
    • 2nd Technical Communication Design (2022 SDRC)
    • 3rd People’s Choice Award (2022 SDRC)
    • 1st to Qualify - AutoNav (2022 IGVC)
    • 2nd in Design - AutoNav (2022 IGVC)
  • High Impact Experiences: Over 340 students participated in faculty-mentored experiences, industry internships, and independent projects starting SU ‘22
  • Publications: 27 Students listed as co-authors on 30+ peer-reviewed journal publications
  • National & Regional Conferences: 66 Students presented or presenting papers at national and regional conferences in 8 different disciplines.
  • 32 Students attended/presented at the 103rd Annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting in Denver, CO in early January.
  • 16 Students presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, March
  • Made in Millersville: Over 100 SCTE students presented papers at 2023 MiM Symposium on Tuesday, April 11 (more than half of presenters from SCTE)
  • Research: 50+ Students will be recognized at the annual Dr. Edward C. Shane Undergraduate Student Research Recognition Ceremony this afternoon
  • More than 20 UG Students participated in nationally competitive Summer REUs and in highly competitive federal and state internship and institute appointments.

College of Education and Human Services

  • Deborah Tamakloe (SPED) was named “Millersville University Educator of the Year” for the 2022—23 school year. This highly selective award is based on student and peer recommendations and a detailed application process.
  • Jason Petula (EMEE) accepted and completed an Elementary Engineering Workshop at the Pennsylvania State University July 12-14, 2023. He was awarded $4000 to purchase K-5 engineering modules, which will be used to offer a new Summer Institute next year related to the upcoming new Science, Technology & Engineering, Environmental Literacy & Sustainability (STEELS) standards. The curricular materials will also be used with planned revisions to the science methods courses.
  • Governor Josh Shapiro appointed Joe Behun (PSYC) to serve as a member of the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Dr. Behun on June 29, 2023.
  • Aileen Hower (EMEE), Miriam Witmer (EDFN) & Abdulsalami Ibrahim (EDFN) were awarded a Pennsylvania Department of Education Innovative Teacher Prep2Practice Grant, https://www.education.pa.gov/Teachers%20%20Administrators/Teacher%20Quality/Grants/Pages/InnovativeTeacherAwardList.aspx
  • Jen Frank (SOWK) was named the PA Social Work Educator of the Year by NAWS-PA. Frank was chosen partially because she is gifted at connecting theory with practice. She often brings her students out of the classroom and immerses them in the issues currently confronting the world.
  • Deborah Tamakloe (SPED), Josh Belice, Lara Willox, Richard Mehrenberg (SPED), and Susannah Boyle (SPED) were awarded the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Accelerated Program for PK-12 Special Education Teacher Certification Grant has been approved for funding in the amount of $100,000.00.
  • Charlton Wolfgang (EMEE), was awarded the Neuber-Pregler Award at the 2022 PAGE (Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education) Conference. The PAGE organization gives the award to honor and acknowledge an individual's extensive contributions to gifted education in Pennsylvania.
  • Marc Felizzi (SOWK) published an article in the Sport Social Work Journal, along with MSW graduate Shiloh Hagerty. The article "The Impact of Authoritarian Coaching Styles on Athletes’ Anxious States", was published in the Winter 2022 edition of the Journal.
  • Andrew Bland (PSYC) was interviewed by Newsweek magazine based on his 2018 research on Chapman's love languages. Excerpts from the interview were published on April 30, 2023.
  • Daniel Keefer (WSSD) won a Student Choice Award in recognition of his commitment to students by fostering global engagement and supporting student success. This award was from the Office of International Programs and Services (IPS). It was for his WSSD 410 International Sport Organization and Industry Tour course that brought students to Puerto Rico to visit various sport-related venues during spring break.

Lombardo College of Business

  • In October, Dr. Joseph Galante (Department of Accounting and Finance) led a group of Millersville students to the Great Lakes Academy of Legal Studies in Business conference, held at the University of Akron. Business Administration majors Leah Miksa ’24 and Samuel Bailey ’24, both presented, and Samuel won the Best Student Paper award for “Bootleg Records: Learning to Live with Illegal Music Recordings”.