March 23, 2018


The Liberal Arts Building on the MSUB University campus

The Liberal Arts Building on the MSUB University campus


MSU Billings presents Showcasing Scholarship program



University Communications and Marketing, 657-2266


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings female faculty members will present the third annual Showcasing Scholarship program on Wednesday, March 28 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The program gives overviews of their current research projects and will be held in Liberal Arts building room 205.


Sponsored by the Women’s Faculty Caucus and supported by the Women’s and Gender Studies Center, the program features women faculty from a wide variety of disciplines who will present their research in 10-minute presentations.


There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentations, along with a reception.


“This is a great opportunity to celebrate and feature some of the important work that faculty are doing at MSUB and gives both the campus and the community an opportunity to discuss new ideas and projects,” stated Dr. Jennifer Lynn, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Center.


The event, she states, also “celebrates Women’s History Month and women’s contributions to the production of knowledge.”  Moreover, “This event is particularly unique because short presentations give the audience an overview of the exciting research that women are doing at MSUB in an accessible way.”


The program features the following scholars and topics:

  • Tami Haaland, Professor of English, will present a reading of her poetry from her latest book, What Does Not Return.
  • Dr. Susan Gilbertz, Professor of Geography, will focus on “The Yellowstone River: Treasures and Trouble.”
  • Dr. Lisa Kemmerer, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, will explore social justice activism in “#MeToo.”
  • Dr. Mara Pierce, Assistant Professor of Art Education,  will present “Learning about the Third Essential Understanding of the Indian Education for All Policy.”
  • Three faculty from the College of Business, Dr. Anna Talafuse, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing, Brenda Dockery, Adjunct Instructor of Marketing, and Jessica Perius, Part-Time Instructor of Marketing, will focus on “Exploring Sales Call Anxiety: A Longitudinal Study.”
  • Dr. Rebecca Berru-Davis, Instructor in the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages, will explore “Picturing Paridise, Cuadros from the Peruvian Women of the Pamplona Alta as Visions of Hope.”

“Convening this event is an important function of the Women’s Faculty Caucus. We want to bring the campus community and the Billings community together with these ongoing discussions,” added Dr. Melissa Boehm, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Theatre.


The event is free and open to the campus and community.


Attendees will receive a program which summarizes the speakers’ topics and their biographies, giving the campus community a chance to get to know faculty members.


For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Lynn at 657-2922 or Dr. Melissa Boehm, 657-1727.


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