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.
Cynthia Beach, Assistant Professor of English
Professor Beach presented “Short Forms in Nonfiction” at the Breathe Christian Writer’s Conference on Oct. 18..
Alan Blanchard, Associate Professor of Journalism
Under direction of journalism professor Alan Blanchard, CU’s student newspaper, The Herald, won 10 awards in the 2013 Michigan Collegiate Press Association Contest. The Herald student staff won 2 first places, 3 second places, 3 third places and 2 honorable mention awards.
Dr. Crompton is also a consultant for a European Cancer trial, which looks into the long-term side effects of radiation therapy. The trial involves thirteen European institutions and is based on a global research initiative called the “Radiogenomics Consortium”.
Dr. Crompton’s article on the origin or horses has been translated to German (“Die Entstehung der Pferdeartigen”).
Jonathan Greer, Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Dr. Greer wrote "Dinner at Dan: An Exegetical and Archaeological Exploration of Sacred Feasting at Iron Age II Tel Dan.” Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Series. Leiden/Boston: Brill.
Jennifer Hunter, Director of Theatre, Professor of Theatre
Professor Jennifer Hunter was interviewed on Thurs., Nov. 14 by WOOD TV8’s “Eight West” hosts, Terri DeBoer and Rachel Ruiz, to promote the opening performance of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors at Wealthy Theatre on Nov. 15. Seven members of the cast also made an appearance and performed one of the musical numbers from the show. Little Shop of Horrors cast members will also perform in the Grand Rapids Santa Parade Nov. 23, 2013.
Pete Muir, Associate Professor of Media and Communication & Media Division Chair
Congratulations to Dr. Muir! He successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, and will graduate from Western Michigan University in December, 2013.
On October 10, 2013, Dr. Ostrander's article, "In the Developing World, a Renaissance in Christian Higher Education" was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Worldwise" section.
Michael Pasquale, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Humanities Division Chair
Dr. Pasquale was elected to the board of directors of the Michigan TESOL organization and presented a paper at their annual conference.