Faculty and Staff Resources

Faculty and Staff Resources


Ferda Asya

Ferda Asya, Ph.D., professor of English, had her book, Teaching Edith Wharton's Major Novels and Short Fiction, published by Palgrave Macmillan. According to one reviewer, this is the first book published on teaching Edith Wharton's works. Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Palgrave Macmillan is a world-class publisher of books and journals with more than 175 years experience in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Denise Davidson

Denise L. Davidson, Ph.D., program coordinator of College Student Affairs (M.Ed.), with Mark Bauman, of the Department of Teaching and Learning, had an article recently published in The Journal of College and University Student Housing. An exploration of the group interview selection processes, “Group Process as a Tool for Resident Advisor Seletion” considers if these “fun” experiences are ethical and appropriate.

Melissa Cheese

Melissa Cheese, Ed.D., associate professor of reading and mindfulness practice, was interviewed for a podcast titled “Promoting Student Success and Retention” on Future Insight in April. Future Insight, a monthly podcast for educators, explores national and international education trends, twenty-first century workforce demands, and current research relative to student college and career readiness. Additionally, in March she received the PA-NOSS Award for Outstanding Service to Developmental Students at the annual conference for the National Organization for Student Success.