The Academic Minute for 2018.06.04-06.08


Academic Minute from 6.04 – 6.08

Monday, June 4th
Michael Rosko – Widener University
Makes U.S. Hospitals More Affordable
Michael D. Rosko, a professor in the Widener University School of Business Administration, has done extensive research on the performance of health care organizations. He examines how health care organizations respond to public cost containment initiatives and examines the linkage between organization characteristics and performance, including ownership type, teaching status, and health system characteristics.

Tuesday, June 5th
Tanya Grosz – University of Northwestern St. Paul
Open Textbooks
Tanya Grosz earned her Ph.D. from Northcentral University in Education with an emphasis in E-Learning and Teaching Online. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Grosz was a high school English teacher and has continued to teach literature online at the college level for many years. She became an active proponent of OER after connecting with the Open Textbook Network and implementing an open textbook initiative on Northwestern’s campus, resulting in 50 open textbook adoptions and the first Zero-cost textbook degree in Minnesota. She currently serves on the Open Textbook Network’s steering committee.

Wednesday, June 6th
Robert Edgell – SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Visioneers and Venturers
Dr. Edgell is currently an Associate Professor of Technology Management, Co-Director of the Joint Center for Creativity, Design, and Venturing, and had volunteered for one year to be the Interim Dean of the College of Business Management at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Swiss Business School in Zurich and has delivered research papers and lectures at Stanford University’s Law School, the University of California San Francisco’s School of Dentistry, the California College of the Arts, and the University of St. Gallen. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at American University’s Kogod School of Business where he was named Outstanding Faculty. Also, he has taught at San Francisco State University’s College of Business.

Thursday, June 7th
Thomas Mennella – Bay Path University
Flipped Learning
Tom Mennella has a research background in molecular genetics, specifically focusing on the regulation of transcription in eukaryotic cells. His training began as a graduate student at UAlbany, and then continued with post-doctoral positions at Harvard Medical School and UMass – Amherst. More recently, Dr. Mennella has turned his attention towards new and effective approaches to teaching the sciences in the classroom, focusing on flipped and active learning pedagogies.

Friday, June 8th
Jason Corey – University of Michigan
Favorite Songs
Jason Corey teaches courses in sound recording, timbral ear training, and musical acoustics, and is active as a recording engineer focusing primarily on symphonic band, jazz, orchestral, chamber, and experimental electronic music. His research is concerned with technical ear training and critical listening and the development of audio processing tools for multichannel audio with applications in music and film sound recording. In 2010, he published a book with accompanying software entitled Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training (Focal Press).


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