Celebration of scholarship and achievement

OLLU faculty continues to be recognized for its scholarship and achievement. Below is a listing of professors and their recent accomplishments:

Paul Cella, Assistant Professor of Spanish, recently published two peer-reviewed articles on ethics and political philosophy. The first, “Managing Modern Social Conflict through Mixed Ethical Foundations: Deontology, Consequentialism, and Virtue Ethics as Pillars of Salvador Giner’s Republicanism,” appeared in “Oximora: Revista Internacional de Ética y Politica.” The second, “Antoni Domenech: On Republicanism, Individual Liberty, and Rights,” appeared in “Isegoría: revista de filosofía moral y politica.”  

Esther Gergen, PhD, Professor of Leadership Studies and Chair of the Leadership Studies Program, has been appointed to the City of San Antonio Ethics Review Board for District 4. The board enforces city code and sanctions violations related to ethics, lobbying and municipal campaign finance.

Karina Gil, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the Worden School of Social Service, was elected President-Elect of the Association of Latina and Latino Social Work Educators.

Hamid Kahn, EdD, Professor of Management, had two articles published at the end of 2020. The first, “Satisfaction, Effectiveness and Extra Effort as Outcomes of Veritable Leadership and Measures of Effectiveness,” appeared in “American Society for Competitiveness: The Competition Forum.” The second, “Commitment to Supreme Performance: An Empirical Study Predicting Exemplary Leadership with Appropriate Leadership: Transactional (ALT-) Style,” was published in the “Academy of Business Research Journal,” Vol. III, 7-43.

Alegnta Shibikom, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, and Tony Bobadilla, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, presented virtually on “Financial Knowledge, Financial Inclusion and Financial Management in Low-Income Families” at the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research. 

Patti Solomon-Rice, PhD, Director of the Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, began her 2021 term as Chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Council for Clinical Certification. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a 225,000-plus member organization consisting of speech-language pathologists; audiologists; and speech, language and hearing scientists. 

Daniel W. Wong, PhD, Associate Professor of Education, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Mississippi State University. The second edition of Dr. Wong’s textbook, “Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan,” was published by SAGE Publications in August.

On Jan. 15, the OLLU Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) Team presented the Mental Health First Aid Training to teachers at Holy Name Catholic School as part of its three-year SAMHSA grant. The MHAT Team is comprised of Deborah Healy, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Alycia Mauer, PhD, Associate Professor of Education, Kristin O’Donnell, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Lupita Goller, LCSW, Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work, with assistance from Lydia Hamner, Doctor of Philosophy student. The team trains teachers in the Archdiocese of San Antonio in youth suicide and risk prevention.