Joe Floyd’s (MFA, Arts & Humanities) solo exhibition at Western Project was reviewed in the LA Times, as well as three art magazines. He has been curated at many art exhibitions and juried in two editions of New American Paintings. Joe was an assistant professor of art at Biola University in La Mirada, CA before moving on to found the artist-run gallery Painting & Sculptures Outpost with his wife Tina Linville. Joe currently holds the position of Art Teacher at a high school and is represented by galleries on both the east and west coasts.
2022 Spring Issue
Congratulations to Rachel (Tie) Morrison (MA, PhD, Arts & Humanities) who was promoted to assistant vice president of communication and brand strategy at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Rachel lives in Orange County, CA with her husband and three sons, ages one, four, and five.
Congratulations to Casey Johnson (MA, PhD, Applied Mathematics) for accepting the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. Casey is an accomplished Paralympian having been a Team Member U.S. Parapan American Games in 2008 and 2011.
As an expert in Culture and Leadership Development, Matt Dubin (MA, PhD, Positive Developmental Psychology) instructed a two-part LinkedIn Learning course titled Finding Flow in Hybrid Work. While working as a Scientific Advisor for Share Ventures, Matt Dublin co-founded The Venn Collective, a consulting business dedicated to transforming business and people through Flow.
Clifford Eberly (MFA, Arts & Humanities) was appointed to the position of exhibitions associate at Hicks Art Center Gallery on the campus of Bucks County Community College. As the exhibitions associate, Clifford curates, organizes, and promotes 3-5 group exhibitions and 2 Student Arts Exhibitions per year. Cliffor uses the experience as an MFA student at CGU to inform his daily responsibilities in the gallery and curatorial writing about the gallery artists and the collaborations across campus. Clifford thanks the MFA Arts faculty for its support during his time at CGU and throughout his career.
Congratulations to Andaye Hill (MPH, Community & Global Health) for accepting a new role as associate director at Protiviti in Los Angeles, CA.
Congratulations to Skylar Hanson (DrPH, Community & Global Health) for accepting the role of technical assistant specialist at the Public Health Institute in Los Angeles, CA. As TA specialist, Skylar will work closely with California-based clients to implement systems change efforts to decrease the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.
Paris “AJ” Adkins-Jackson (MPH, Community & Global Health) accepted a position at Columbia University as an assistant professor. As an epidemiologist, Paris conducts relevant and meaningful research that directly leads to the development and implementation of necessary programs and policies that help individuals enjoy the lives they intend to lead. Recently, an article was published on science.org celebrating Paris’ work to urge fellow scientists to use qualitative studies to observe structural racism’s impact on health.
Darryl E. Brock (MA, History) has been appointed to the History Faculty at Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) in Wenzhou, China. There he teaches World & American History and the History of Science. WKU is one of only three Sino-American universities in China. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Brock received his PhD in history from Fordham University in 2014 and has since been an assistant professor at the City University of New York. Earlier he co-edited the book Mr. Science and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution (Lexington, 2013). Now based in China, he will continue his WKU grant research on the global history of science, with a focus on French colonialism, based on the French Concession records located in Shanghai (a project he conceived while working on his MA at CGU).
Jolene Zigarovich (PhD, English), associate professor of English in the Department of Languages & Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, has published Death and the Body in the Eighteenth-Century Novel (University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2023) which had the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dr. Darius Udrys has been named V. Kavolis Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies by Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. He will be spending two weeks this spring in Lithuania teaching an intensive course on “Liberalism and Its Critics”.
Dr. Udrys holds a PhD and MA in political science from Claremont Graduate University and a BA in political science and German from Hillsdale College. He is a member of the Academic Senate of Vytautas Magnus University and is also currently Associate Professor of Communications at Vilnius University (Adjunct). He works as a corporate and political communications consultant.
Lucas L. Schulte accepted a position as Program Associate at the Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha, Nebraska in January 2023. He was recently promoted to Curriculum & Research Specialist, a role in which he develops curricula for such programming as Tri-Faith’s forthcoming Religious Equity Seminar.