Two Dreams of the Afterlife

Kelly Bancroft, professional academic & health humanities advisor II, recently had her debut poetry book, “Two Dreams of the Afterlife,” published by BlazeVOX Books of Buffalo, New York. The book’s three sections loosely focus on childhood, domestic life and illness and include personal elements from the author’s life. A portion of the collection examines Bancroft’s family and their relationship to television pop culture of the 1970s.

According to Philip Brady, author of “The Elsewhere: New & Selected Poems,” “’Two Dreams of the Afterlife’ is the poetry of a grown woman still singing to her dream child, and to the Afterlife Dreamer in all of us.”

Her book launch event with Karen Schubert, also a northeast Ohio poet, will take place on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Soap Gallery in Youngstown, Ohio.


Amber Chenoweth

Amber Chenoweth, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, served as technical editor on “APA Style & Citations for Dummies,” written by Joe Giampalmi, Ed.D. As the title suggests, the book is a guide to the American Psychological Association’s style, commonly used in scholarly writing.

The book was published in April by Wiley.


Parternship, Motives, and Ethics

Morgan R. Clevenger, Ed.D., MBA, associate professor of management, is co-author of “Partnership Motives and Ethics in Corporate Investment in Higher Education,” which was published in June by IGI Global. Clevenger’s co-authors were Cynthia J. MacGregor, professor at Missouri State University, and Paul Sturm, former executive director of corporate relations at Kent State University.

The book explores the history of corporate relationships with institutions of higher education in the United States, the functions these partnerships might serve, and the ethical issues that may arise from such connections.


Jennifer Mccreight

Jennifer McCreight, Ph.D., director of the School of Education, Civic Leadership and Social Change and associate professor of education, received an OCTELA Outstanding Language Arts Educator Award in the college category. She was one of four Ohio educators recognized in April for her “excellence inside and outside of the classroom through leadership in and advocacy for the language arts and focused efforts to improve student learning.”

In February, she was also featured in a post by Zippia regarding job market trends for college graduates, along with Joseph Novek, Ed.D., senior lecturer in the School of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Kansas.


Shawn Osell, Ph.D., visiting professor of economics and statistics, submitted a paper titled “Interest on Reserves and Forward Guidance in a Deterministic Two Period Model” to the International Journal of Statistics and Economics. His paper was accepted for publication in early 2022.


Jennie Wood

Jennie Wood, Ph.D., interim nursing program director and associate professor of nursing, was elected to be a member of the House of Delegates at the Ohio Nurses Association Convention, which will be held virtually Oct. 5 and 6, 2021. As a delegate, Wood will vote on reference proposals, officer and representative candidates, and amendments to the bylaws. She was elected by District 3 of the Ohio Nurses Association.