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Joy Thomason
Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • poster presenter at the Society for Pediatric Nurses, Denver, CO, April 2008: The Use of Simulation for Pediatric Clinical (led by Rosemary McLaughlin with Christie Pawley, Beckie Kossick, and Ann Cashion)
  • as co-presenter at Medical Education Technologies, Inc. Conference, Tampa, Florida. March 18, 2009: Sepsis: A Clinical Update (with Tracy Saddler and Beckie Kossick)
  • poster presenter at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, St. Louis, MO. June, 2009: Utilizing High Fidelity Simulators and Cadavers to Enhance Critical Thinking in a Practice Setting (with Pat Keene, Tracy Saddler, Kathryn Cooper, and Denise Thornton); Taking it to the Next Level: Simulation/Cadaver Seminars as a Means of Serving the Community (with Pat Keene)

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Emily Lean
Instructor of Business

Union University business instructor Emily Lean joined three colleagues to tackle a difficult and sensitive question: how does intimate partner domestic violence impact the workplace?

The answers to that disturbing but increasingly relevant question resulted in an article named best paper of the year at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Chicago. The international association has more than 19-thousand members in 108 nations.

The article was titled "Coming into the Light: Intimate Partner Violence and its Effects at Work." It appeared in Academy of Management Perspectives, a journal published by the Academy of Management.

Even for scholars with decades of experience, awards of this magnitude can be elusive. Lean says she was surprised by the honor, which comes as she begins as a Union faculty member. Lean's co-authors are Anne O'Leary Kelly and Carol Reeves of the University of Arkansas, and Jane Randel of Liz Claiborne, Inc.

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  • The Office of the Provost is located in the Penick Academic Complex.
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:
    C. Ben Mitchell
  • Associate Provost and Dean of Instruction:
    Hunter Baker
  • Associate Provost for International & Intercultural Studies:
    Cindy Jayne
  • Project Coordinator:
    Suzanne Barham
  • Program Coordinator:
    Susan Bolyard

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