Center for Faculty Excellence


The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) holds events, throughout the year, that are intended to provide our teaching community with opportunities for learning and improving teaching skills, networking, sharing ideas, and viewing demonstrations of some of the new, emerging pedagogical techniques and technologies that we are exploring.


Workshop Listing


CFE Faculty Research Symposium

Wright State University hosted its first Faculty Research Symposium on Wednesday, 22 February 2023. The Symposium, organized and sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), showcased the important contributions that Wright State faculty members make every day in their fields of expertise. From 8:30am to 4:00pm, a cross-section of Wright State faculty gave brief, engaging presentations on their scholarly and creative endeavors, showing just some of the many ways in which Wright State faculty research impacts the region, the nation, and the world.  The Faculty Research Symposium was free and open to the entire University community and the general public.

8:30 a.m.–8:55 a.m., Welcoming remarks: Paul Douglas Lockhart, Professor of History, Senior Fellow for Research, Center for Faculty Excellence

9:00–9:25 a.m., Session 1

Endeavor Room: “Applying Technology Acceptance Theories to Modern Innovations in Business Contexts.” Anand Jeyaraj, Professor of Information Systems, RSCOB

Atlantis Room: “Green Rush: The Rise of Medical Marijuana in the United States.” Lee Hannah, Associate Professor of Political Science, COLA

9:30–9:55 a.m., Session 2

Endeavor Room: “Nutrient reduction in constructed H2Ohio wetlands."  Silvia Elena Newell, Professor of Biogeochemistry, COSM

Atlantis Room: “Variation in pubertal growth and maturation influences ACL injury risk factors.” Andrew W. Froehle, Professor of Kinesiology and Health and Orthopedic Surgery, CHEHS

10:00–10:25 a.m., Session 3

Endeavor Room: “Silver Melted into Sound: Creating a Music Festival to Affect Social Change.” Bill Jobert, Senior Lecturer, Bassoon; Coordinator of Music Education, COLA

Atlantis Room: “Creating sustainable positive change in organizations: Why leader character is essential.” Rachel E. Sturm, Associate Professor of Management, and Chair of the Management and International Business Department, RSCOB

10:30–10:55 a.m., Session 4

Endeavor Room: “A Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach to Student Success.” Kevin Lorson, Professor of Kinesiology and Director, Physical Education Licensure Program, CHEHS

Atlantis Room: “Eating the Same Stone: Photographs by Tracy Longley-Cook.” Tracy Longley-Cook, Associate Professor of Art, SOFPA, COLA

11:00–11:25 a.m., Session 5

Endeavor Room: “Advertising Creativity in B2B Contexts: A Conceptual Framework and Exploratory Study.” Kunal Swani, Professor of Marketing, RSCOB

Atlantis Room: “The Archaeology of Cherokee Life before the Trail of Tears.” Lance Greene, Professor of Anthropology, COLA

11:30–11:55 a.m., Session 6

Endeavor Room: “The Prophet Moses Festival in Jerusalem: From Traditional to Modern Ritual.” Awad Halabi, Associate Professor of History, COLA

Atlantis Room: “Measuring Student Learning in a Climate Change Course.” Rebecca Elizabeth Teed, Associate Professor of Geology, COSM

1:00-1:25 p.m., Session 7

Endeavor Room: “Robert Patterson and the Development of “Africa”: The First Black Community in Dayton.” Marlese Durr, Professor of Sociology, and Geoffrey R. Owens, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology, COLA

Atlantis Room: “Mass Transport and Consolidation Phenomena in Nanosilver Materials with Applications in Power Electronics.” Daniel Young, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, CECS

1:30-1:55 p.m., Session 8

Session 8 (1:30 – 1:55pm):

Endeavor Room: “Why Creativity Matters.” Erin Flanagan, Professor of English, COLA

2:00-2:25 p.m., Session 9

Endeavor Room: “The Hidden History of America’s Rise to Global Power: Communications Technology and National Security before the Cold War.” Jonathan Reed Winkler, Professor of History, Associate Chair of the School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, COLA

2:30-2:55 p.m., Session 10

Endeavor Room: “Williamsburg, West Virginia.” Crystal Lake, Professor of English, COLA.

Atlantis Room: “Using AI to Measure Pain Using Physiology in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease.” Tanvi Banerjee, Associate Professor of Computer Science, CECS

3:00-3:25 p.m., Session 11

3:30-4:00 p.m., Session 12

Endeavor Room:  "Teaching Style in Musical Theatre."  Joe Deer, Professor and Artistic Director, Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures, and Wade Russo, Instructor & Musical Director, COLA, plus four student participants, Tanner Gleeson, John Cuozzo, Ben Ohnemus, and Trinity Wolff


Recorded Workshops and Presentations

We also collaborate with different groups and departments, across campus, to develop events that are specifically tailored to your needs. If you would like to request such an event, contact CFE at