• Scholars @ Work

  • What is Scholars @ Work?


    Park University is home to many accomplished faculty across the disciplinary fields, as illustrated in the Park Faculty Bibliography. We are pleased to feature our Scholars @ Work - who have contributed not only to Park University, but also contributed significant scholarly/disciplinary artifacts to the broader academic community. To explore their work and learn more about their contributions, please click their profiles below or join the Scholars @ Work Roundtable discussions (additional information for the discussions may be found on this page or on the FCI calendar located on the FCI home page).

  • Featured Scholars


  • Camille Abdel-Jawad Cook

    Assistant Professor of Library Instruction & Outreach / First Year Experience Coordinator

    Brandi Handley

    Assistant Teaching Professor of English


    Matt Harris

    Associate Professor of Political Science


    Kathleen Howe

    Associate Professor of Literacy Education


    Andrew Johnson

    Professor of Psychology


    Brad Kleindl

    Professor of Marketing


    Jolene Lampton

    Professor of Management/Accounting


    Glenn Lester

    Associate Professor of English


    Brant Winn

    Dir. of Field Experiences/Associate Professor of Education/New Faculty Support Associate

    Steven Youngblood

    Associate Professor of Communication


  • Fall 2 Featured Faculty

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    Brandi Handley

    Assistant Teaching Prof.

    of English

    Brandi has taught at Park University for five years as a full-time faculty member and three years prior as an adjunct. Her scholarship interests include writing short stories and creative nonfiction essays, and she is currently working on a novel. While most of her writing is creative, she has collaborated with colleagues at Park across the disciplines on research projects exploring teaching and learning.

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    Dr. Jolene Lampton

    Prof. of Management / Accounting

    Jolene has taught at Park University for 20 years and is based in the College of Management. Her research interests include ethics and management accounting. Dr. Lampton holds professional memberships in the AICPA, IMA, Academy of Management, and ACFE.

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    Dr. Brant Winn

    Dir. of Field Experience; Assoc. Prof.

    Brant is beginning his 30th year in education as a teacher and administrator, both in public and private K-12 schools and higher education. He has taught at Park University for 6 years. In his roles at Park, Brant pours himself into his work with education students while teaching face-to-face and blended courses focusing on the topics of trauma-informed, mindfulness, resilience, and student engagement. His research interests include such topics as trauma, resilience, post-traumatic growth, mindfulness, gratitude, and The Imagine Project.

  • Fall 1 Featured Faculty

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    Camille Abdel-Jawad Cook

    Assist. Prof. of Library

    As a librarian, Camille teaches information literacy and research skills to a diverse student population, including distance and contemporary students. Most recently, she has undergone the development of a robust First Year Experience program at Park University. In her three years at Park, she has been an advocate for teaching information literacy skills for every facet of students’ lives. Her research interests include investigating student perception of source authority and misinformation.

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    Dr. Matthew Harris

    Assoc. Prof. of Poli. Sci.

    Matt has taught at Park University for 7 years and is based in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In his spare time, Matt enjoys watching the Buffalo Bills and listening to music, from Benny the Butcher to Taylor Swift. His research interests focus on public opinion and perceptions of parties and candidates. He is a member of the Midwest Political Science Association.

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    Dr. Andrew Johnson

    Prof. of Psychology

    Andrew has taught at Park University since 1997 and is based in the Psychology department. His research interests are in social cognition, creativity measurement, perceptions of superheroes and villains, figurative language processing, cognitive maps, the scholarship of teaching, and science/pseudoscience.

  • Scholars @ Work Roundtable Discussions

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    Creating a Connected Culture with Dispersed Learners & Faculty

    Fall 2 Discussion

    Sponsored by: FCI and Park Library
    Moderator: Anne Accardi
    Date & Time: November 6th (12-12:45pm, CST)

    Location: Norrington Learning Lab and Zoom
    REGISTER HERE (Please provide your name and email to access/join the event via Zoom)

    Join a panel of Park University faculty and students as they discuss experiences, insights and ideas on ways to build a connected culture with geographically dispersed faculty and students. The panel will include Scholars @ Work - Brant Winn, Brandi Handley, and Jolene Lampton in addition to Sophia Martin, a senior majoring in elementary education. This engaging discussion will be moderated by Anne Accardi to include audience participation and Q&A. Let's unpack what we learn together!

  • Fall 1, 2023 Scholars @ Work Infographic

    Discerning and Deciphering Information in the Age of Overload Infographic
  • List of Scholars @ Work Panel Discussants

  • Show Others Yours or Your Colleagues' Work

    Want to have yours or your colleagues' scholarship highlighted? Complete the brief nomination form below.

  • What is Scholars @ Work?


    Scholars @ Work showcases Park faculty members' innovative scholarship, such as journal, chapter, or book publications, conference presenations, and fine art performances. Each featured faculty member will be recognized during Park's annual fall reception. Additionally, these scholars will participate on the panel during one of the roundtable discussions held each term - Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, and Spring 2.