Celebration of scholarship and achievement
OLLU faculty continues to be recognized for their scholarship and achievement. Below is an alphabetical listing of professors and their recent accomplishments:
Yvette Benavides, professor of English, is hosting the Texas Public Radio podcast, “Book Public,” which includes book reviews, author interviews and a short story series called, “The Lonely Voice.” To listen to past episodes or subscribe to the podcast, go to: https://www.tpr.org/podcast/book-public.
Also, Benavides’ short essay about lawyer Gus Garcia was accepted by Boulevard magazine for its fall issue in the “History Symposium” section. Garcia was a brilliant civil rights attorney who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in 1954, but died tragically, homeless and alone, on a park bench.
Renelinda Bressler, PhD, associate professor of Sociology, set up an off-campus work-study site for OLLU students at an immigrant shelter, Posada Guadalupe.
Vanessa Clark, PhD, associate professor of Computer Information Systems and Security, recently co-authored a paper, “Investigating the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Simulation-Based EHR Training: Media Naturalness Theory Perspective.” The paper can be viewed here: https://aisel.aisnet.org/treos_amcis2020/46/.
Alexander Hutchison, PhD, assistant professor of Kinesiology, had his first book published, “Exercise Ain’t Enough: HIIT, Honey, and the Hazda,” a groundbreaking guide to health and wellness that explains the science behind exercise and diet. To learn more, click this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08L7WPVXG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0.
Jessica Quintero, PhD, instructional designer in the Center for Teaching Excellence, received a Poster Award for “Best Conceptual Or Methodological Framework.” The award was for “Proposing A New Research Method: Convivencia Testimonial.”
Carlos Ramos, PhD, assistant professor of Psychology, co-wrote a chapter of a soon-to-be published book, “Therapeutic Latinx Story-Sharing or Chismorreo,” with Jimena Castro, adjunct professor, and Alvaro Guerrero, a recent graduate of the Marriage, Family and Therapy Program. The chapter is about the communicational practice of family therapy with Spanish-speaking clients at OLLU’s CCS clinic.
Alegnta Shibikom, PhD, assistant professor of Social Work, co-authored an article in the Child Welfare Journal, “Addressing Poverty and Child Welfare Through Early Intervention: Project LAUNCH.” Dr. Shibikom and Tony Bobadilla, PhD, assistant professor of Social Work, are scheduled to co-present, virtually, on “Financial Knowledge, Financial Inclusion, and Household Financial Practices Among Low-Income Families” at the Council of Social Work Education 66th Annual Program Meeting Nov. 16-20.
Antoinette Winstead, professor of Drama and Mass Communication, recently had two poems published: “Among the Numbered” in Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas: Tejascovido Ed. Vol. 17 2020-2021, and “The Horror…The Horror” in TX Poetry Ballot, an online journal. She also performed “Incident at Willow Creek” for the Public Theater on July 6, 2020.
Winstead’s recent work on boards and in the community includes:
* Serving on the Maestro Connect Editorial Board (Maestro Connect is an online journal for Hispanic entrepreneurs and small-business owners in San Antonio)
* Chairing the Event Planning Committee of the Carver Development Board
* Chairing the Fundraising Sub-Committee of the Carver Development Board
* Serving as the 2020-2021 President of the Alamo Area Poets of Texas
* Serving as the 2020-2022 Vice President of the San Antonio Poets Association.