Cornerstone University professors are involved in research, publishing, and many other academic activities outside the classroom. Despite their rigorous pursuit of knowledge and excellence in their fields, CU professors continue to put their students' education first, pushing them to higher levels of learning and intellect in preparation for the next chapter in life.
Dave Anderson, Associate Professor of Media Studies
Prof. Anderson has organized the Cornerstone University Summer Film Camp for high school juniors and seniors, June 24-28, 2013. Prof. Anderson has worked on more than 452 titles during his professional career in film and video. He currently teaches story structure around the world with Global Short Film Network and is a consultant for awesomestories.com and the “Answers in Genesis” Creation Museum.
Laurie Burgess, Assistant Professor of Education
Prof. Burgess was elected to the Board of The Potters House.
Nola Carew, Assistant Professor of Social Work & Director of Field Education
Professor Carew received a $1500 travel grant to go to Ghana and visit 3 CU students currently doing field work with Bethany Christian Services in child welfare. She also continues to be a highly valued resource for Bethany Christian Services. She recently conducted a workshop on "Stress Management" for foster parents.
Tim Detwiler, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
Dr. Tim Detwiler was elected as the Secretary of the Assessment Division for the National Communications Association (2013-14).
At the Annual Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission (2013) Dr. Detwiler did a presentation on “Peer Review and AQIP: Writing High Performance Critiques” with a colleague from Indiana Tech. He also presented on “Writing Quality Annual Updates for AQIP Action Projects” with four other colleagues (Illinois Central College, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Highland Community College, Mid Michigan Community College).
Kerisa Myers, Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Myers presented at the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Center 2013 Annual Conference & Professional Institute: Session Title: “Impact of Director Leadership and Activities on the Internal Successes and Integration of the Campus-based Center”.
Shawn Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Business
Prof. Shawn Newhouse coached the CU Enactus team to victory at the Enactus Regional Competition on April 12, 2013 in Chicago. They now qualify for the National Competition in May.
Kim Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Dr. Nguyen published an article called "Mission not Impossible: Justifying Zion's Destruction and Exonerating the Common Survivors." Pages 269-91 in Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response. Edited by Mark J. Boda, Carol J. Dempsey, and LeAnn Snow Flesher. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.
Dr. Nguyen's book has been accepted for publication: Chorus in the Dark: The Voices of the Book of Lamentations. Hebrew Bible Monographs 54. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, scheduled to come out October 2013.
On May 13-16, Dr. Rick Ostrander, Cornerstone University provost, served as a member of a team of U.S. educators that visited Uganda Christian University for a series of conferences and workshops to promote the integration of faith and learning at the university. The team was invited by Uganda Christian University President Dr. John Senyonyi in connection to the launching of the university’s new Committee on the Integration of Faith, Learning, and Service. Dr. Ostrander led sessions on Christian Worldview and Education and the History of Christian Higher Education.