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The Wrap-Up June/July

Authors, Accolades and Achievements

The Wrap-Up June/July

Compiled by University News and Communications

Authors, Accolades and Achievements

Jan Taylor, senior lecturer of marketing, was selected as one of the Favorite Business Professors of the Class of 2021 by Poets & Quants for Undergrads. 

Research by Ann Hagerman, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and colleagues about how soil microbes metabolize the same polyphenol compounds found in wine, chocolate was published in  

Brody Ruihley, associate professor of sport leadership and management, was interviewed by about fantasy sports, the job market post-COVID and careers in sports management. 

Jessica McCarty, associate professor of geography and 2021 University Junior Faculty Scholar, testified before the House Science Committee during their hearing on federal wildland fire science research in late June. The full committee hearing was virtual and streamed live on the Science Committee's website.

David Schaefer, former application development manager with IT Services, has been named Miami’s new Business Intelligence Center director.

Alicia Knoedler, vice president for research and innovation, was honored with the Leave the Ladder Down Mentoring Award by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities during its summer meeting. Knoedler was recognized for her “tireless efforts to mentor individuals and establish national leadership programs.”

John Virden, assistant vice president for security, compliance and risk management, was named one of the top 100 CISOs in the United States as part of Security Current's inaugural C100 awards. He's one of few CISOs in higher education who made the list and was selected by industry peers including the CISOs for the University of Wisconsin - Madison, CVS, Discover, Dollar Tree, The Kraft Heinz Co. and United Airlines.

A paper, “Recharging the Sahara Desert for a peace dividend,” by Marsha Robinson, assistant teaching professor of world history in the department of humanities and creative arts, was published in World History Connected in July. That same month, Robinson participated in two panels on teaching world history at the 2021 World History Association Conference.

Steven Hein, a doctoral candidate in ecology, evolution, and environmental biology, is one of four finalists from Ohio for the 2022 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, a year-long program that places highly qualified graduate students in host offices in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.

An article by James Loy, copywriter/editor for the College of Education, Health and Society, “AACTE Teacher Stories: How Elementary School Students Found Their Voice and Became Changemakers” was published in Ed PrepMatters.

An article about the partnership between the Miami University educational psychology department and the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, was published on the website. 

Amity Noltemeyer, chair and professor of educational psychology, has been named an associate dean of the graduate school, beginning August 2. 

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