Dr. Marty Knepper, professor of English, and Dr. John Lawrence, professor emeritus of philosophy, co-authored an article that will be published in The Journal of American Culture.
Their article, “T.P. Jones’s Loss of Certainty Trilogy: The Politics of Jobs, Race, Democracy, and River Management in a Fictional Upper Midwest City," analyzes three novels based on the writer's time spent living and working in Dubuque, Iowa. The novels explore Iowa character traits and politics as they develop during a flood that threatens the entire community.
Knepper has been a member of Morningside’s faculty since 1984. Lawrence taught philosophy and interdisciplinary studies at Morningside from 1966 to 1996.
Dr. Stephen Coyne, professor of English, recently won the New Millennium Prize for Fiction for his short story “Ice Boy.” The story will be published in February in the 2014 issue of New Millennium Writings. It also will be available online at www.newmillenniumwritings.com.
Coyne won $1,000 in the competition. He was the only winner in the fiction category, having beaten hundreds of other fiction writers.
Coyne joined the faculty at Morningside in 1988.
Dr. Heather Reid, professor of philosophy, has been named to the editorial board of the International Journal of Applied Philosophy. Reid is one of 20 advisory editors from across the country serving on the editorial board.
The International Journal of Applied Philosophy publishes philosophical articles dealing with practical issues in business, education, the environment, government, health care, law, psychology and science.
Reid has been a member of the Morningside faculty since 1996.
Dr. Jessica Tinklenberg deVega, assistant professor of religious studies, authored the book “Guesses, Goofs & Prophetic Failures” published by Thomas Nelson Inc.
The book examines what the Bible says about prophecy, and people predicting an end of the world that didn’t come to pass. This is Tinklenberg deVega’s second book to be published in two years. Her previous book, which also may be purchased online, is “All You Wanted to Know, But Didn’t Think You Could Ask: Religions, Cults, and Popular Beliefs.”
Tinklenberg deVega joined the Morningside faculty in 2007.
Cathy Wilt, assistant professor of education, participated in a multistate study to determine recommendations regarding what should be a passing score for the Praxis Academic Skills for Educators test. Wilt was nominated to participate in the study by Iowa’s educator licensing agency.
The study took place in in Princeton, N.J., and was conducted by the Educational Testing Service, which writes and administers the teacher certification exam.
Wilt taught for 18 years in the Westwood Community School District in Sloan, Iowa, before joining the Morningside faculty in 2005.
Two Morningside College students and their faculty advisor wrote an article published in the Journal of Young Investigators.
Justin Anderson and Brice Buryanek, Morningside graduates, wrote the article with Dr. Aaron Bunker, assistant professor of biology. The independent research project examined whether pre-exercise drinks like creatine and Red Bull have different effects for men and women on forearm skeletal muscle fatigue. The research results also were presented at state and national conferences.
Bunker joined the faculty in 2010.
Joan Nielsen, associate professor of education and project manager of Project Unlimited Proficiency (PUP), presented at the Iowa Culture and Language Conference in Coralville, Iowa.
Nielsen’s presentation examined traits of effective educators and methods used to evaluate classroom instruction. She also co-delivered a presentation titled “Research: Your Role.”
Nielsen has been with Morningside since 2001.