Department News

Britons in the Media

Jan. 1, 2017 Pam Kiesner, '74, Retires After 40 Years as a Library Administrator (The Bellingham Herald, Wash.)
Dec. 20, 2016 Amna Seibold, '79, Appointed to Ferris State University Governing Board (Detroit Free Press)
Dec. 16, 2016 International Affairs Expert Deanna Behring, '85, Named an Assistant Dean (Penn State News)
Dec. 12, 2016 Paul Coughlin, '75, and His Runnin' Gear Stores Are Still Out in Front (The Oakland Press)
Dec. 11, 2016 Steve Atchison, '91, Joins Home Builder Lennar Atlanta as Division President (Marietta Daily Journal)
Dec. 1, 2016 Bruce Berndt, '61, Years of Research, and a Bond Between Mathematicians (The Daily Illini)
Nov. 22, 2016 Michael Mara, '00, Named Lead Public Defender in Vermilion County, Ill. (The News-Gazette)
Nov. 22, 2016 Judge Duncan Beagle, '70, Receives Statewide Lifetime Achievement Award (Flint Journal)
Nov. 18, 2016 Kasey Kaplan, '10: Six Lessons Learned from Co-Founding a FinTech Business (
Nov. 18, 2016 Ditzler Signs College Presidents' Message to President-Elect (
Nov. 10, 2016 Danielle Crane, '03, Recognized as Michigan HR Executive of the Year (The Peninsula)
Nov. 8, 2016 Nick Shelton, '08, Wins Niles Mayoral Election (Niles Daily Star)
Nov. 4, 2016 Derek Burkholder, '04, Honored by Loggerhead Marinelife Center (Nova Southeastern University)
Nov. 3, 2016 One-of-a-Kind Geneticist Drew Hasley, '07, Snags Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin News)
Oct. 25, 2016 Biology Professor Eileen Hebets, '94, Studies How Arachnids Communicate (The Daily Nebraskan)
Oct. 24, 2016 James Garlick, '07, Named Director at MidCap Financial (ABL Advisor)
Oct. 11, 2016 Swimming and Diving Coach Taber Enters Lakeview H.S. Hall of Fame (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Sept. 27, 2016 For Ceramic Artist Soe Yu Nwe, '13, Home Country Is Home Base Again (Myanmar Times)
Sept. 23, 2016 Retired Congressman Dave Camp, '75, Donates Papers to University of Michigan (Midland Daily News)
Sept. 17, 2016 Teacher Beverly Hannett-Price, '58, on Emmy Winner Courtney B. Vance (The Detroit News)
Sept. 10, 2016 Rockwell, '02, Gives Kids Game Days to Remember (The News-Gazette, Champaign/Urbana, Ill.)
Sept. 6, 2016 Isaac Kremer, '01, to Lead Metuchen Downtown Alliance (Greater Media Newspapers, N.J.)
Aug. 24, 2016 Kirk Heinze, '70, Talks with Danielle Nelson, '17, on 'Greening of the Great Lakes' (
Aug. 22, 2016 Sam Shaheen, '88, and Family to Be Recognized by Governor for Philanthropy (The Saginaw News)
Aug. 20, 2016 Faith Fowler, '81, Receives Shining Light Award as Unsung Hero (Detroit Free Press)
Aug. 18, 2016 Coach Chris Bell, '90, Talks About Lake Orion Football Season (The Oakland Press)
Aug. 1, 2016 Mel Smith, '64, Right at Home in the Pool (, Thurston County, Wash.)
July 26, 2016 Dennis Anthony, '99, Named Principal of Harper Creek High School (Battle Creek Enquirer)
July 19, 2016 A Rocky Summer for Geology's Jennifer Nelson, '18, at Van Buren State Park (Kalamazoo Gazette)
July 18, 2016 Albion Women's Lacrosse Showcases Stickwork on Social Media (Battle Creek Enquirer)
July 14, 2016 Dave Smith, '06, Named Petoskey High Athletic Director (Petoskey News-Review)
July 12, 2016 Gigi Ganatra Duff, '94, Becomes CMO at Miami-Based Lionheart Capital (
July 1, 2016 After Receiving Graduation Gifts, Incoming First-Year Student Reciprocates (Midland Daily News)
June 29, 2016 Grand Hotel's Dan Musser, '86, Receives Regional EY Entrepreneur Honor (Corp! magazine)
June 22, 2016 Howard Drenth, '88, Appointed as CEO of Florida Hospital Medical Group (Orlando Sentinel)
June 21, 2016 George Cutshaw, '63, Retires After 52-Year Teaching Career (
June 16, 2016 Painter Heidi Marshall, '80, Talks About Her Artistic Inspirations (Petoskey News-Review)
June 14, 2016 Larry Whitley, '72, Honored by Army Public Affairs Association (Capital Gazette, Annapolis, Md.)
May 30, 2016 Keith Clark, '94, Joins Mutual of Omaha as Senior VP, Marketing (Omaha World-Herald)
May 27, 2016 Ford Institute's McLean Noted for Work with Syrian American Rescue Network (
May 26, 2016 'Pop' McKale (Class of 1910) and Cedric Dempsey, '54, Noted for Athletics Legacy (Arizona Daily Star)
May 12, 2016 Philip Gannon, '47, Receives Lansing's Key to the City (Lansing State Journal)
May 10, 2016 Fowler, '81, Students Behind Cass Community Herbal Tea Business (WXYZ-TV, Detroit)
May 6, 2016 A Peek Inside the Grand Hotel with Dan Musser, '86 (Lansing State Journal)
May 5, 2016 Peggy Sindt, '73, to Retire from Albion Economic Development Corp. (Battle Creek Enquirer)
May 2, 2016 A Day with Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Duncan Beagle, '70 (My City Magazine, Flint)
Apr. 25, 2016 Jerry Johnson, '93, Is New CISD Assistant Superintendent (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Apr. 24, 2016 Music Professor James Ball Featured as Conductor of Tecumseh Pops Orchestra (
Apr. 22, 2016 Connie Hale, '84, Winning in Kentucky as Keeneland CFO (Business Lexington)
Apr. 21, 2016 Schefsky, '06, Named Partner at Midland Law Firm (Midland Daily News)
Apr. 12, 2016 Cupcake Business Is a New Recipe for CPA Farhat, '89 (Lansing State Journal)
Apr. 8, 2016 Ruth Rashid Kaleniecki, '00, Joins Community Foundation for SE Michigan (The News-Herald)
Apr. 8, 2016 Catching Up with Garry Carley, '61 (Boca Beacon)
Apr. 4, 2016 Foster, '12, Pursues Chiropractic Path (Petoskey News-Review)
Mar. 25, 2016 Shipping/Receiving Exec King, '97, Among 'Faces of Battle Creek's Worforce' (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Mar. 17, 2016 Jackson, '78, Named Dean of Fayetteville State Business School in N.C. (The Fayetteville Observer)
Mar. 17, 2016 Everingham, '61, on His Volunteer Efforts in Grosse Pointe (Grosse Pointe News)
Mar. 9, 2016 In New Book, Anderson, '75, Looks at the Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder (City Pulse, Lansing)
Mar. 6, 2016 Lynne McQuown, '93, Named Pastor at Jonesville Presbyterian (Hillsdale Daily News)
Mar. 1, 2016 Ebeling, '69, Talks About Her Friendship with Hillary Clinton (Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill.)
Feb. 19, 2016 Fodera, '16, Featured in Article About eBay Sales Study (The New York Times)
Feb. 17, 2016 Affordable-Housing Advocate Lawrence, '58, on Moral Courage (
Feb. 12, 2016 Cooley, '57, Retires as Fenton Township Attorney After 45 Years (Tri-County Times)
Jan. 27, 2016 Shrode, '76, Receives Award from Local Chamber of Commerce (Waupaca County Post, Wisc.)
Jan. 22, 2016 Piper, '98, Elected to Board of Trustees of Flint's Mott Foundation (
Jan. 19, 2016 Moore, '19, Sets Britons' Pool Record in 100-Meter Butterfly (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Jan. 18, 2016 Frever, College Grounds Director, Shares Expertise on Cool-Season Grass (SportsTurf magazine)
Jan. 13, 2016 Theresa McArleton, '03, Named Permanent Berkley Parks and Rec Director (
Jan. 12, 2016 Verdow, '50, Leaves Detroit Institute of Arts a Substantial Gift (Detroit Free Press)
Jan. 9, 2016 Judson, '73, Honored by Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (Detroit Free Press)
Jan. 6, 2016 Slavens, '11, Completes Third Short-Term Post at United Nations (
Jan. 5, 2016 Twin Brothers Conclude First Football Season at Albion (Grosse Pointe Times/C&
Jan. 4, 2016 Longe, '81, Named President and CEO of Financial Tech Firm AST Group (
Dec. 11, 2015 Everett, '74, Longtime Leader of Treasure Valley Family YMCA, Retires (Idaho Statesman)
Dec. 8, 2015 All-League RB Parks, '16, Reflects on Albion Football Career (C&G Newspapers, Warren, Mich.)
Dec. 5, 2015 Carol Klein, '54: 'Volunteer Extraordinaire' (Post Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colo.)
Dec. 3, 2015 President Ditzler to Appear on WJR's 'Greening of the Great Lakes' Dec. 20 (
Nov. 19, 2015 In the Studio With Indie/Folk Band Less Is More (Finkel, '14, Spencer, '13) (WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo)
Nov. 17, 2015 Turner's Gregor, '83, Now Chief Catalyst Officer at TNT, TBS (Variety)
Nov. 16, 2015 White, '94, Promoted to Senior VP at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (
Nov. 12, 2015 McKemie, '80, Among 100 Leading Women in North American Auto Industry (Automotive News)
Nov. 11, 2015 Coombs, '86, Named CFO of JM Family Enterprises (Sun Sentinel, For Lauderdale, Fla.)
Nov. 5, 2015 Maki, '97, Promoted to Interim COO of Detroit Lions (Crain's Detroit Business)
Nov. 4, 2015 Math/CS's Bollman Discusses Coincidences, Games of Chance (WNPR-FM, Hartford, Conn.)
Oct. 22, 2015 In Podcast, Tekiele, '13, Talks About Running Detroit Half Marathon (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 19, 2015 Schulze, '95, Named Vice President, CFO at NHRA (
Oct. 16, 2015 Astronaut Cassada, '95, Lands at Albion Community School (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 3, 2015 Camp, '75, Honored by Junior Achievement of Central Michigan (Midland Daily News)
Sept. 30, 2015 Sindt, '69, Retires from Calhoun County Circuit Court (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Sept. 23, 2015 Virginia Williams, '30, Celebrated Ahead of 105th Birthday (The Daily Courier, Prescott, Ariz.)
Sept. 22, 2015 Johnson, '85, Featured Among Michigan Women Farmers (Bridge magazine)
Sept. 16, 2015 Sabo, '01, Named Executive Director of Huron Valley Council for the Arts (
Sept. 15, 2015 For Faylor, '53, Riding Horses Becomes Newfound Passion (
Sept. 6, 2015 Bossert, '95, Is New Head Coach for Detroit Country Day Boys Soccer (
Sept. 5, 2015 Czarnecki, '16, Talks About Britons' Football Season (The Detroit News)
Aug. 31, 2015 Shaheen, '88, Discusses Downtown Albion Hotel Project (WMUK-FM 102.1, Kalamazoo)
Aug. 21, 2015 UCC Pastor Hronek, '75, Settles into New Community (The Dispatch, Lexington, N.C.)
Aug. 14, 2015 Propst, '91, Among St. Louis' Most Influential Business Women (St. Louis Business Journal)
Aug. 12, 2015 Warner, '91, Named Grand Rapids Ballet Development Director (Grand Rapids Business Journal)
Aug. 12, 2015 Cawthorne, '62, on What Makes Mackinac Island Special (Lansing State Journal)
Aug. 11, 2015 Judge Sindt, '69, to Retire from Calhoun County Circuit Court (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Aug. 10, 2015 Beers, '01, Featured Among Traverse City Young Professionals (
July 28, 2015 Macosko, '69, Joins Board of Australian Pharmaceutical Firm (
July 28, 2015 Wright, '02, Makes Mark in Real Estate at Harbor Shores (The Herald-Palladium)
July 22, 2015 LaTosch, '92, Appointed to Commission on Services to the Aging (
July 18, 2015 Barry, '72, Retires as Stevensville UMC Pastor (The Herald-Palladium)
July 13, 2015 Heartwell, '71, to Receive National 'Friend of Education' Award (
July 11, 2015 Stained-Glass Artist Crawford, '68, Creates Art in Treehouse Studio (Dayton Daily News)
July 8, 2015 Beekeepers Congregate at Albion College for Conference (WMUK-FM 102.1, Kalamazoo)
July 3, 2015 Powers, '45, Remembers Fighting for American Freedom (Hillsdale Daily News)
June 25, 2015 Attorney Tupper, '89, Also Soars as an Accomplished Pilot (
June 24, 2015 Lakeland High's Michaels, '95, Named Top Regional Athletic Director (Spinal Column, Oakland County)
June 22, 2015 Yadav, '12, on the Intersection of Faith and the Environment (The Huffington Post)
June 20, 2015 Pinckney High QB Link: Hess to Learn from Bona, '16 (Livingston Daily Press & Argus)
June 18, 2015 Ford Institute Welcomes Illinois Volunteer Group to Albion (Battle Creek Enquirer)
June 18, 2015 Larner, '01, Brings Expertise to Lakewood High Principal Post (The Hastings Banner)
June 13, 2015 Peirce, '65, Receives Local Rotary Award (, Edmonds, Wash.)
June 11, 2015 Northwoods League President Radatz, '81, Talks About His Life in Baseball (Battle Creek Enquirer)
June 11, 2015 Joslin, '71, Honored by Downtown Traverse City Association (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
June 10, 2015 Taylor, '75, Retires as Petoskey Middle School Principal (Petoskey News-Review)
June 8, 2015 Music Teacher Hodges, '07, to Become Principal at Gaylord High School (Gaylord Herald Times)
June 7, 2015 Klingler, '14, Finishes First in Sunburst Half-Marathon (South Bend Tribune)
June 5, 2015 Seibold, '79, Reappointed to State Board of Accountancy (
May 27, 2015 Albion Was Clear Choice for Richmond's Maas (Times Herald, Port Huron, Mich.)
May 22, 2015 Compton, '86, Back in Michigan as Riverwood Center Director in Benton Harbor (The Herald-Palladium)
May 19, 2015 Retiring Biology Professor Loveless, '71, Reflects on Wooster Career (
May 19, 2015 Incoming First-Year Student Has Sights on Basketball and Track (
May 18, 2015 Bushey, '91, Named H.H. Dow High Teacher of the Year (Midland Daily News)
May 17, 2015 'Best Friends' Coming to Albion to Play Soccer (Livingston Daily Press & Argus)
May 16, 2015 Carrier, Burkholder, '04, Include Middle Schoolers in Shark Research (Key West Citizen)
May 14, 2015 Photos of Albion College 2015 Commencement (Jackson Citizen Patriot/
May 14, 2015 Brown, '08, on the Ground in Nepal for Relief Effort (WWJ-AM 950, Detroit)
Apr. 29, 2015 Brown, '08, to Go to Nepal for Earthquake Relief (The Oakland Press) | Brown's Fundraising (WXYZ-TV)
Apr. 27, 2015 Attorney Kyser, '04, Graduates from Leadership Jackson Program (
Apr. 26, 2015 Maki, '97, Promoted to Detroit Lions CFO (Crain's Detroit Business)
Apr. 24, 2015 High School Golfer Overcomes Accident, Set to Join Britons (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
Apr. 14, 2015 Incoming Men's Lacrosse Player Kinney Receives Ice Hockey Honor (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Apr. 14, 2015 Longtime Wayne County Prosecutor Baughman, '71, Retires (The Detroit News)
Apr. 13, 2015 Maher, '17, Shares Tips for Those Hooked on Netflix (
Apr. 8, 2015 English Professor Roberts Discusses Albion's Big Read Efforts (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Apr. 7, 2015 Westland Native Morrison, '17, Finds Heptathlon Success (
Apr. 6, 2015 Anthropology Professor Harnish on College's Sustainability Summit (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Apr. 4, 2015 VanderWal, '01, Named Top NCAA D-III Men's Basketball Coach (Parkersburg News and Sentinel)
Mar. 31, 2015 Jordan, '04, to Lead Swimming and Diving Teams at Lincoln College (The Courier, Lincoln, Ill.)
Mar. 26, 2015 Neidlinger, '02, Named Assistant Principal at East Jackson Secondary (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Mar. 25, 2015 Cleveland Clinic's Williams, '95, Talks About Preventing Colon Cancer (WCHB-AM 1200, Detroit)
Mar. 24, 2015 Toland, '07, to Open Second French Macaron Shop in May (The Grand Rapids Press)
Mar. 21, 2015 Passenger, '57, on 'Federally Mandated Jet Lag,' aka Daylight Savings (Tuscola County Advertiser)
Mar. 19, 2015 Keuvelaar, '81, Appointed Bay County Probate Court Judge (The Bay City Times)
Mar. 19, 2015 Manby, '81, to Become CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment (Orlando Sentinel)
Mar. 18, 2015 Hummel, '79, Chosen as Woman of the Year by California State Assembly (The Morning Sun)
Mar. 16, 2015 Randazzo, '00, Named Interim CEO of National Math and Science Initiative (Dallas Business Journal)
Mar. 11, 2015 Hall of Fame Football Coach Robb, '78, to Lead Tecumseh Program (The Daily Telegram)
Mar. 6, 2015 Heinze, '70, with Grand Rapids Mayor Heartwell, '71, on Greening of the Great Lakes, (
Mar. 4, 2015 Albion Childhood Memories Still Fresh for Ruth Holland Scott, '56, (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Mar. 2, 2015 Morgan, '90, Named District Family Court Administrator in N.C. (Charlotte Observer)
Feb. 27, 2015 Physics' Zellner to Give Lecture March 2 at "Jackson Science Café" (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Feb. 26, 2015 Agent Carter Actor Carroll, '03, Visits His High School (
Feb. 24, 2015 Albion College Student Senate Sponsors Free Day at Kids 'N' Stuff (Hillsdale Daily News)
Feb. 13, 2015 A Beekeeping School Primer from the Nature Center's David Green (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Feb. 11, 2015 As Opening Nears, David, '64, Talks About His 'Unlikely New Musical' (Associated Press)
Feb. 10, 2015 Investment Advisor McMahan, '08, Is New Baseball Coach at Davison High (Flint Journal)
Feb. 5, 2015 Incoming Class of 2019 Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Overcomes Injuries (
Jan. 31, 2015 Op-Ed by Poli Sci's Booth Walling: 'Help Eradicate Human Trafficking in Michigan' (Flint Journal)
Jan. 30, 2015 Chemistry, German Teacher McMann, '99, Named Royal Oak Football Coach (
Jan. 28, 2015 Ridgeway, '91, Quickly Settles In as New Harper Creek Superintendent (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Jan. 26, 2015 Psychology's Christopher Links Time-of-Day Preference, Personality, Eating Behaviors (
Jan. 20, 2015 Longtime Judge Leo Borrello, '55, Remembered as Faithful Public Servant (The Saginaw News)
Jan. 18, 2015 The Review's Robert Martin, '76, Discusses His Career (Midland Daily News)
Jan. 15, 2015 Longtime High School Football Coach Al Slamer Joins Albion Staff (Detroit Free Press)
Jan. 11, 2015 Kirsch, '12, and Sisu Global Health Stake Their Spot on Social-Enterprise Radar (
Jan. 2, 2015 Shootaround with CEO Manby, '81, About Herschend's Harlem Globetrotters (
Dec. 30, 2014 Kingsley, '63, Retires as Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Dec. 25, 2014 State Bar Executive Director Welch, '71, on Future of Michigan's Legal Services (
Dec. 17, 2014 Cornerback Greenwood, '12, Signs with NFL's Ravens (The Baltimore Sun)
Dec. 17, 2014 Kastl, '73, to Enter Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame (Midland Daily News)
Dec. 15, 2014 Shaheen, '88, Proposes Downtown Boutique Hotel to Albion City Council (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Dec. 11, 2014 In Podcast, Children's Writer Scieszka, '76, Describes His Love of Science (Publisher's Weekly)
Dec. 11, 2014 Machesky, '92, Named Lighthouse of Oakland County CEO (Crain's Detroit Business)
Dec. 8, 2014 Mahaney, '80, Appointed to Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees (WLUC-TV, Marquette)
Dec. 6, 2014 Lefere, '97, on 20th Anniversary of Football National Title (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Dec. 6, 2014 CEO Parker, '84, Talks About First Year of American-US Airways Merger (Dallas Morning News)
Nov. 24, 2014 President Ditzler Discusses the Build Albion Fellows Program (WBCK-FM 95.3, Battle Creek)
Nov. 24, 2014 Ridgeway, '91, Named Harper Creek Community Schools Superintendent (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Nov. 20, 2014 Boggan Jr., '67, to Be Interim CEO at Alameda Health System (The Daily Review, Hayward, Calif.)
Nov. 18, 2014 Geneticist Wilson, '77, Named Chief Scientific Advisor at REGENXBIO (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
Nov. 17, 2014 Hancock, '18, Already Taking Advantage of Opportunities at Albion (Midland Daily News)
Nov. 13, 2014 Editorial: Albion College Fellowship Program Could Help Spark Economic Turnaround (
Nov. 12, 2014 Broadway Producer David, '64, Developing Las Vegas 'Duck Dynasty' Musical  (The New York Times)
Nov. 12, 2014 Alsheskie, '15, Reflects on Four-Year Albion Soccer Career (
Nov. 4, 2014 Art Smith, '62, on Family, the Family Business, and Community (Times Herald, Port Huron, Mich.)
Oct. 30, 2014 How Albion's Mellon-Funded 'Humanities Labs' Will Prepare Students (
Oct. 29, 2014 Plaskey Brothers Are Also a Briton Linebacker Duo (
Oct. 23, 2014 Los Alamos Scientist Dixon, '83, to Discuss Nuclear Energy Sunday Night on WJR (
Oct. 21, 2014 Dentist Boekeloo, '83, Finds Interest in His Medical-Room Concept (WSBT-TV, South Bend, Ind.)
Oct. 18, 2014 Weaver, '13, Wins 19th Annual Indianapolis Half-Marathon (
Oct. 16, 2014 Fowler, '81, Talks Detroit, Sustainability Efforts on Greening of the Great Lakes (
Oct. 9, 2014 From Amur Maple to White Oak, Biology's Skean Knows Albion's Trees (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 5, 2014 Shark Expert Burkholder, '04, Stars in Florida Travel Feature (
Oct. 5, 2014 When Discussing Climate, CSE Director Lincoln Looks to New Orleans (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 4, 2014 Geology Chair Wilch on 'the Greatest Scientific Experiment of All Time' (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 2, 2014 Physics' Zellner Weighs In on Pluto Planet Debate (USA Today)
Oct. 1, 2014 French Professor Guenin-Lelle to Give Oct. 8 Talk at Hope College (Holland Sentinel)
Sept. 21, 2014 History Professor Emeritus Allen Horstman Writes Book on Christianity (Grand Traverse Insider)
Sept. 21, 2014 Mitch Albom Profiles Rev. Faith Fowler, '81, and Her Work (Detroit Free Press)
Sept. 19, 2014 Finance and Administration VP Jerry White Visits Capitol Hill (
Sept. 18, 2014 Facebook Software Engineer Owens, '07, on Latest News Feed Update (
Sept. 9, 2014 Psychology's Wieth, Body-Clock Study Featured on 'Marketplace' (American Public Media)
Aug. 31, 2014 Dolph Grundman, '62, Pens Biography of NBA Legend Dolph Schayes (Observer-Dispatch, Utica, N.Y.)
Aug. 28, 2014 Ford Institute's McLean Discusses 38th President's Legacy (Michigan Radio)
Aug. 21, 2014 Mona (Finn) Boersma, '91, Starts as Principal at Pontiac's Walton Charter (Oakland Press)
Aug. 13, 2014 Scieszka, '76, on His Latest Book, Frank Einstein ( Tennessee)
Aug. 12, 2014 Listen to President Ditzler on “The Paul W. Smith Show” (WJR-760 AM, Detroit)
Aug. 8, 2014 Cawthorne, '62, Gets 'Up Close' with Mackinac Island in New Book (Lansing State Journal)
July 31, 2014 White, '95, Assistant-Referees Manchester United-Real Madrid Friendly (Grand Rapids Press)
July 30, 2014 Comm Studies' Erlandson Advises Roommate Contract Start-up (USA Today College)
July 23, 2014 Brigham-Grette, '77, Named Chair of National Polar Research Board (WGGB-TV, Springfield, Mass.)
July 22, 2014 Fowler, '81, Takes Steps with Detroit Treads (

Faculty Experts

Members of the media can find contact information and areas of expertise below for a wide range of Albion College faculty and staff. In most cases, names link to further information. Questions and interview requests can also be directed to the Office of Marketing and Communications, 517/629-0445, .

The list and accompanying drop-down menu are arranged by academic department or discipline.

Another resource for media to consider is the Albion College Faculty Publications blog.

Anthropology and Sociology

Brad ChaseBrad Chase

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., 2007, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of expertise: archaeology, urban problems, ancient international relations, ancient technology

Scott MelzerScott Melzer

Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., 2004, University of California, Riverside

Areas of expertise: men and masculinities, intimate partner violence, gun politics/NRA

Art and Art History

Bille WickreBille Wickre

Ph.D., 1993, University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: women artists; art in the Albion College collection, especially prints; modern and contemporary art


E. Dale KennedyE. Dale Kennedy

Professor; Director, Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Ph.D., 1989, Rutgers University

Area of expertise: birds

Ola OlapadeOla Olapade

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2004, Kent State University

Areas of expertise: microbiology, public health, environmental health

Bradley RabquerBradley Rabquer

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2006, University of Toledo

Areas of expertise: physiology, medical research, immunology, molecular and cell biology

Douglas W. WhiteDouglas W. White

Adjunct Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Center for Sustainability and the Environment
Ph.D., 1989, Rutgers University

Areas of expertise: environmental sustainability, ecology, birds, ornithology, conservation


Craig Bieler, co-chair and professor of physical chemistry, Albion CollegeCraig Bieler

Co-Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1992, University of Pittsburgh

Areas of expertise: chemical analysis (especially spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectrometry), instrument repair, van der Waals interactions, gas hydrates, chemical education

Andrew N. French, professor of organic chemistry, Albion CollegeAndrew N. French

Ph.D., 1992, University of Illinois

Areas of expertise: organic chemistry, hypervalent iodine chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, sustainability studies, teaching with technology

Lisa B. Lewis, professor of physical chemistry, Albion CollegeLisa B. Lewis

Co-Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Irvine

Areas of expertise: science education, use of mobile devices and apps in teaching and learning, surface chemistry (especially semiconductor surfaces), laser desorption mass spectrometry, gas hydrates

Communication Studies

Andy BoyanAndy Boyan

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2012, Michigan State University

Areas of expertise: sports media, media process and effects, video games and interactive entertainment, social media

Karen ErlandsonKaren Erlandson

Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2002, University of California, Santa Barbara

Areas of expertise: nonverbal communication, emotions, interpersonal communication, gendered communication

Economics and Management

Gregory M. SaltzmanGregory M. Saltzman

Ph.D., 1982, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Areas of expertise: union-management relations, health policy and insurance


Kyle ShantonKyle Shanton

Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1998, University of Arizona

Areas of expertise: teacher education, literacy, bilingual education


Ian F. MacInnesIan F. MacInnes

Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1995, University of Virginia

Areas of expertise: Elizabethan literature and culture, technology in teaching

Helena MesaHelena Mesa

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2003, University of Houston

Areas of expertise: poetry (contemporary), creative writing


David GreenDavid Green

Director, Whitehouse Nature Center
B.A., 1989, Bluffton University

Areas of expertise: natural history of Michigan, flora and fauna, green initiatives (rain gardens, rain barrels, LEED), outdoor education, student farm/gardening

Timothy N. LincolnTimothy N. Lincoln

Co-Chair and Professor of Geology; Director, Center for Sustainability and the Environment
Ph.D., 1978, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of expertise: hydrology and groundwater, environmental geochemistry and contamination, sustainability and sustainable living

Geological Sciences

Michael McRivetteMichael McRivette

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2011, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of expertise: geology, GIS

Carrie A. MenoldCarrie A. Menold

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2006, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of expertise: Himalayas/Tibet, geology, natural resources

Thomas I. WilchThomas I. Wilch

Ph.D., 1997, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Areas of expertise: climate change, Antarctica, volcanic eruptions, natural disasters, geology


Marcy SacksMarcy Sacks

Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1999, University of California, Berkeley

Area of expertise: U.S. race relations


Heather BetzHeather H. Betz

Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
Ph.D., 2011, Michigan State University

Areas of expertise: physical activity, exercise, childhood obesity

Scott D. MichelScott D. Michel

Visiting Instructor, Athletic Training
M.A., 2002, Western Michigan University

Areas of expertise: athletic injury and prevention, rehabilitation of injuries, leadership and administration of athletic training

Robert I. MossRobert I. Moss

Chair and Professor, Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Ph.D., 1988, Southern Illinois University

Areas of expertise: sports injury/muscle skeletal injury, kinesiology of sports injury, biomechanics of sports injury, anatomy and sports injury

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mark BollmanMark E. Bollman

Ph.D., 2001, Central Michigan University

Areas of expertise: mathematical and other aspects of gambling, mathematics education

Karla R. McCavitKarla R. McCavit

Adjunct Instructor; Director, Quantitative Studies Center
M.S., 1995, Michigan State University

Areas of expertise: first-year student issues, transition from high school to college, math learning and teaching issues

David A. ReimannDavid A. Reimann

Ph.D., 1998, Wayne State University

Areas of expertise: symmetry, M.C. Escher, mathematical art, Internet programming

Modern Languages and Cultures

Dianne Guenin-Lelle, professor of French, Albion CollegeDianne Guenin-Lelle

Professor of French
Ph.D., 1988, Louisiana State University

Areas of expertise: French/Francophone issues, post-Katrina New Orleans, international partnerships, Sister City developments

Kalen OswaldKalen Oswald

Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., 2001, University of Arizona

Areas of expertise: literature from Spain, contemporary Spanish culture, urban experience in Barcelona, Spanish detective fiction


David AbbottDavid Abbott

D.M.A., 1995, Eastman School of Music

Areas of expertise: classical music, performing arts, piano

Jim BallJames Ball

D.M.A. (orchestral conducting), 1992, Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Areas of expertise: music, arts advocacy, reviews (live performance, CDs, etc.)

Samuel McIlhaggaSamuel McIlhagga

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2006, University of Minnesota

Areas of expertise: music education, wind band/wind ensemble music, conducting


Jeremy KirbyJeremy Kirby

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2005, Florida State University

Area of expertise: science and religion (relationship between the two)

Bindu MadhokBindu Madhok

Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1990, Brown University

Areas of expertise: medical ethics, environmental ethics, ethics and public policy, global development ethics (with a focus on India)


Nicolle ZellnerNicolle Zellner

Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2001, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Areas of expertise: women/girls in science, astronomy, NASA, planets, space in general

Political Science

Carrie Booth WallingCarrie Booth Walling

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2008, University of Minnesota

Areas of expertise: human rights, United Nations Security Council, humanitarian intervention, international courts (human rights trials, truth commissions)

Dyron K. DabneyDyron K. Dabney

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2008, University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Japanese politics, Japanese elections, U.S. elections, U.S. party politics

William D. RoseWilliam D. Rose

Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1999, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Areas of expertise: Constitutional law and the Supreme Court (judicial politics), crime and punishment, politics of higher education

Psychological Science

Andrew ChristopherAndrew Christopher

Co-Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1999, University of Florida

Areas of expertise: psychology/organizational issues, Albion's business and organizations major, political ideology

Andrea Ploucher FrancisAndrea Ploucher Francis

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2010, Michigan State University

Areas of expertise: reflective learning, educational psychology

W. Jeffrey WilsonW. Jeffrey Wilson

Ph.D., 1983, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of expertise: neuroscience, biology of sexual preference

Religious Studies

Jocelyn McWhirterJocelyn McWhirter

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2002, Princeton Theological Seminary

Area of expertise: Bible

Ronney B. MouradRonney B. Mourad

Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 2002, University of Chicago

Areas of expertise: philosophy of religion, faith and rationality, French Catholic mysticism

Peter ValdinaPeter Valdina

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2012, Emory University

Areas of expertise: religions of South Asia, Hinduism, Islam

John W. WoellJohn W. Woell

Associate Provost
Ph.D., 2002, Claremont Graduate University

Areas of expertise: religion and politics, liberal arts education, issues in higher education

Women’s and Gender Studies

Dr. Trisha FranzenTrisha Franzen

Ph.D., 1990, University of New Mexico

Areas of expertise: Anna Howard Shaw (biography published March 2014), suffrage, women's issues, gender issues, LGBT, sexuality, same-sex marriage

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Albion College Statement Regarding Early Thursday Morning Incident

September 15, 2016

Two Albion College students were robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning. No one was injured.

According to the College’s Office of Campus Safety, the students were sitting in a red 2010 Jeep Patriot in the parking lot at the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center at approximately 1:30 a.m. when two males dressed in black, wearing puffy ski jackets and with their faces partially covered with masks approached them. The students said one of the suspects had a long gun; the suspects proceeded to take the car as well as other personal possessions and left the area.

They were last seen driving east on Michigan Avenue away from campus.

Albion Public Safety is investigating.

Albion College Director of Campus Safety Ken Snyder said patrols will be increased around campus for the next few days. He said this was the first armed robbery on campus in several years.

“We’re relieved no one was hurt in this incident and we’re confident local law enforcement is doing all it can to find the perpetrators,” Albion College President Mauri Ditzler said. “Nothing is more important to us than student safety on campus. We always do everything in our power to ensure a safe and vibrant learning environment for our students.”

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