David P. Tracer, professor and chair of Health & Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, co-published a chapter titled “Cruel to be Kind?: Effects of Sanctions and Third Party Enforcement on Generosity in Papua New Guinea” (pdf) in the 2014 Sage Foundation volume “Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective.” In the chapter, he and his co-authors use experimental economic methods to demonstrate that, contrary to expectations, the threat of punishment by an outside authority for non-cooperative or stingy behavior actually reduces people's propensity to cooperate and act generously. … Jeffrey Kieft, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at CU Denver and an early career scientist with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is featured in the fall issue of “HHMI Bulletin” magazine. The feature offers insight into his lab’s research into viral RNAs and describes his approach to research: “Perseverance and attention to detail matter.”
Joining the UCCS faculty this semester are 11 instructors from the colleges of Business, Education, Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. They are:
- Allison Postell, Department of Philosophy, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences -- Postell previously was a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, a lecturer at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, and both a lecturer and graduate assistant at the University of Dallas.
- Leslie Rapparlie, Department of English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences -- Rapparlie previously was a writing coach in the communication program at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, a lecturer at Montclair (N.J.) State University and a lecturer and staff member at Rutgers University.
- Anthony Santella, Department of Marketing, College of Business -- Santella previously was a visiting lecturer and interim director of student engagement for the Spiro Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Clemson University and an assistant professor at Lander University, Greenwood, S.C.
- Roy Jo Sartin, Department of History, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences -- Sartin previously was a lecturer at UCCS and an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University, Pueblo, and Pikes Peak Community College. He earned a master’s from UCCS.
- Morgen Thomas, Department of Sociology, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences -- Thomas previously was an adjunct instructor at UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College in addition to holding positions in private industry. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCCS.
- Sarah Treschl, Department of English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences -- Treschl previously served as an instructor in the Department of English and as an adjunct instructor at Pikes Peak Community College.
- Scott Van Ness, Department of Management, College of Business -- Van Ness previously ran his own financial services agency, was an adjunct faculty member at UCCS, and is a retired United States Air Force officer. He earned his bachelor’s degree from CU Denver,
- Kevin Van Winkle, Department of English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences -- Van Winkle previously was an adjunct instructor and graduate teaching assistant at Colorado State University, Pueblo. He earned a bachelor’s degree from UCCS.
- James T. Vivian, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences -- Vivian previously was an instructor at IntelliTec College, a lecturer at UCCS and a research associate at Montana State University, Bozeman.
- Patricia Witkowsky, Department of Leadership, Research and Foundations, College of Education -- Witkowsky previously held positions at Colorado State University, Pueblo.
- Kathryn Woods, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences -- Woods previously was a staff nurse, a faculty instructor for the Tarrant County (Texas) College District, a school nurse and both a staff nurse and paramedic.