Kent State Wins at the 2013 Akron ADDY Awards

Four Kent State University creative groups won awards at the 2013 Akron ADDY Awards. The competition was hosted by American Advertising Federation-Akron. Kent State’s University Communication and Marketing; The Tannery, the student-run creative agency and integrated marketing firm of the College of Communication and Information; and Glyphix, the student design and illustration studio with the School of Visual Communication Design, all received multiple awards. University Communications and Marketing won five awards, including two Gold ADDYs and two Judge’s Choice awards.

Denise A. D. Bedford, Ph.D.

Submitted by bbenne13 on October 22, 2014 - 3:31pm

Denise is currently the Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management at Kent State University. Over the past 17 years, She has taught foundational and elective courses in knowledge management, communities of practice, economics of information, semantic analysis, business intelligence, enterprise architecture, intellectual capital management, knowledge audits, knowledge maturity modeling, and information environments.

Jeff Fruit

Submitted by bbenne13 on October 22, 2014 - 3:04pm

Jeff Fruit works with faculty colleagues to help students become agile, adaptable professional communicators with an entrepreneurial mindset.

His career includes in-depth experience both in the media marketplace and in journalism education.

He began at Kent State in 1998. He served as Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2002-2012, including a term as Interim Dean of the College of Communication and Information in 2009.

Wendy A. Umberger PhD PMHCNS-BC

Submitted by cmoore24 on October 22, 2014 - 1:52pm

Dr. Umberger has long-standing research interests in the areas of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), psychological factors related to the pain experience, and the use of complementary therapies to decrease pain and improve function.  Her line of inquiry has been in two related areas:  (a) testing the effects and feasibility of a complementary therapy, guided imagery, for persons CNCP and persons undergoing total knee replacement (TKR), and; (b) exploring the impact of parental CNCP on children and adolescents in the family system.  

Helen Piontkivska

Submitted by ktaylo46 on October 22, 2014 - 1:47pm

Courses Taught

  • Bioinformatics
  • Elements of Genetics

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

RESEARCH AREAS
  • Molecular evolution of genes and genomes, large-scale analyses of genomic sequences, adaptive evolution of host-parasite interactions

James L. Bank

Submitted by ktaylo46 on October 22, 2014 - 1:41pm

Courses Taught

  • General Physiology
  • Reproductive Physiology

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Male reproductive physiology
  • Physiological ecology, neuroendocrinology
  • Behavioral neuroendocrinology

Mary Russell

Submitted by ktaylo46 on October 22, 2014 - 1:32pm

Courses Taught

  • Biological Structure & Function
  • Human Physiology
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Human Genetics

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Probe the functional differences between the two human isoforms of the intermediate filament protein synemin
  • Identify additional novel PKA anchoring proteins in the human heart

John Lovell

Submitted by ktaylo46 on October 22, 2014 - 1:24pm

Courses Taught

  • Human Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution and Society
  • Biological Foundations
  • Structure and Function

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Age-related differences in spinal cord processing of acute and chronic nociceptive inputs

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