Dr. Urla Marcus   Dr. Adam Bailey
Dr. Mary Caton Rosser  Dr. Bobbi Looney 
Black Hills State University faculty and staff are transforming lives and making headlines.

Dr. Urla Marcus, director of the Center for American Indian Studies, was recently elected as the National Chair-Elect for the Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community. Marcus begins her year-long term as chair elect later this month and will official take office as National Knowledge Community chair next March.

Dr. Mary Caton Rosser, associate professor of mass communication, and Dr. Bobbi Looney, assistant professor of management, virtually presented their research on integrating social media into classroom instruction at two recent conferences. The professors presented their paper “The Need for Assessment: the Double-edge Sword of Online Technologies in Higher Education” during the 10th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society in Madrid, and their paper “Discovering Interdisciplinary Uses of Technologies in Higher Education during the Fifth International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics in Orlando, Fla. Caton Rosser and Looney also had their paper from Madrid accepted for publication in the Journal of Technologies in Learning. Student research assistant Kaitlin Schneider, psychology major from Sturgis, co-authored both the papers, and Laura Howard, mass communication major from Belle Fourche, assisted with the graphic design for the presentation for the Madrid conference.

Dr. Adam Bailey, assistant professor of management, was recently informed that his paper titled “On the Morality of Choosing Directly Against Basic Goods” has been accepted for publication in The Heythrop Journal.”