Bemidji State University Faculty Digest

Dr. Marci Maple, professor of nursing, was inducted into the Global Academy of Holistic Nursing in June. The academy focuses on advancing the specialty of holistic nursing around the world.

Dr. Mark Lawrence, professor of geography, recently authored some articles, including “The Chinese and the Chief’s
Tree: Framing Narratives of Socionature and Development in Kibwezi, Kenya” and “Seeing Them All? Thinking About Institutions, Indigenization, and the Political Ecologies of Slums.”

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Odeh, professor of technology, art and design, lead his students to achieve 100% passing rates on the Certified Technology Management and Lean Six Sigma exams from the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering.

Al-Odeh also collaborated with Dr. Halbana Tarmizi, associate professor of business administration, and Dr. Hamdan Alabsi, assistant professor of business administration, on an article published in the Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology. Their article investigates students’ perceptions of E-textbooks in a medium-sized university in the midwestern United States and measures students’ intention to adopt E-textbooks where they had an option to choose between traditional textbooks and E-textbooks for their classes.

Dr. Dean Frost, professor of business administration, recently published a book titled “Achieving Success as a 21st Century Manager.” His book discusses how to take control of one’s career in management by making a custom plan for development outside of training sessions or university degree programs.

Maureen Gibbon, professor of English, published a novel on Sept. 7 titled “The Lost Notebook of Édouard Manet.” Her novel focuses on the last three years in the life of artist Edouard Manet.

Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Hilary Lowery will perform with the Hartland Symphony Orchestra during it’s Dec. 2-4 concert series titled “A Concerto for the Holiday.” This year will be The Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s 45th concert season.