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Faculty Research Forum to feature three professors in October

ISSUED: 20 September 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Kristin Kaineg, associate professor of art at Shepherd University, will present “Branded: Building the Experience and the Artifacts” as part of Shepherd’s Faculty Research Forum Monday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Marinoff Theater, Center for Contemporary Arts II.

Her talk will examine the designer’s role in the development of brand strategy and the creation of products to care, prevent, and treat common skin ailments in babies.

Kaineg earned her bachelor of arts in graphic design from American University and her master of fine arts in graphic and interactive design from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Her professional experiences include working as a designer in both small and medium size firms where she created publications, websites, direct mail, and brand identities. Kaineg came to Shepherd in 2005 and, in addition to teaching, is the coordinator for the graphic design concentration. She continues her design practice today specializing in brand identity and development.

Dr. Stacey M. Kendig, assistant professor and chair of the health, physical education, and recreation department at Shepherd, is scheduled to present “Administrator and Faculty Perceptions of Incivility in the Workplace: A Higher Education Study” Wednesday, October 30 at noon at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium.

The study was designed to examine administrator and faculty members’ perceptions of uncivil workplace behaviors and organizational culture, as well as the relationship between incivility and organizational culture.

At Shepherd, Kendig has taught as an adjunct faculty member and full-time visiting faculty member and has also been a student advisor.

Dr. Dot Hively, director of disability support services and associate professor of special education at Shepherd, will talk about her book, “Shepherd University,” Tuesday, November 12 at 12:30 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium.

The book tells the story of Shepherd University from its beginning in 1871 through photographs and stories compiled from the Shepherd Archives, the Office of University Communications, alumni, and past issues of the “Cohongoroota” and “The Picket.” Beginning with early presidents and school activities, Hively wrote “Shepherd University” through the lens of teacher education, recognizing Shepherd’s beginning as a normal school.

Hively earned her doctorate degree at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1994. She completed master’s degrees in special education at Adelphi University, and college student development and administration at Shepherd, and a post-master’s advanced certificate in education administration at Hofstra University. Following a career in public education with the New York City Board of Education and East Hampton, New York, public schools, and teaching at CUNY Baruch College, she retired and relocated to Maryland. She began teaching at Shepherd in 2005 and became the director of disability support services in 2012.

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