Around Webster: Faculty, Alumni Nods and Publications from Leadership to Jane Austen

| August 28, 2013

 Recent achievements by Webster University community members include:


Ryan Hancock, assistant professor of counseling in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been appointed by the mayor of Fairview Heights, Ill., to the Americans with Disabilities Act Committee for the city.  As a committee member, he will advocate for the needs of people with disabilities in Fairview Heights. Hancock will have the appointment for six months.

Strode is an alumna and current student at Scott Air Force Base.

Strode is an alumna and current MA student at Scott Air Force Base.

Warren Rosenblum, associate professor in History, Politics, and International Relations, has published his paper, “Jews, Justice, and the Power of ‘Sensation’ in the Weimar Republic,” in the Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook 58 (2013). It is part of a special section on The Rule of Law (Rechtsstaat) and the Jewish Search for Justice, for which Rosenblum wrote the preface.


Mindy Sansoucie ’13 recently received an Honorable Mention in the Jane Austen Society of North America annual essay contest. The essay was completed as a part of the coursework for the Seminar in a Single Author taught by Sheila Hwang, associate professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more about Sansoucie’s entry in this story at

Autumn Elizabeth had her paper, “Challenging the Binary: Sexual Identity That Is Not Duality,” published in the Journal of Bisexuality (Vol. 13, Issue 3). The paper stemmed from an assignment in a class taught by Human Rights coordinator Andrea Miller. Elizabeth, a native of Northern California, currently resides in Europe, where she is working on her master’s degree in Literature.

Lori Strode, a current Management and Leadership student at Webster’s Scott Air Force Base campus location (and who earned an MA in Human Resources Development), has published her first book, “Lead Like You Mean It!: 6 Steps To Building A Team That People Want To Be A Part Of.”

Katie Ward, who earned her MA in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from the Colorado Springs campus location in 2009, was invited by the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women to speak to women visiting from Afghanistan and Rwanda about service and advocacy activities that help advance the status of women locally and worldwide.

Norris Roberts, who earned an MA in Computer Resource Information Management Systems in 1994, published his second book on his mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s. The book, Mama Is Still Here!, is being used in outreach curriculum by the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter. It has been recognized and sponsored by the Urban League of St. Louis. An upcoming book signing is Thursday Sept. 19, 2013 at the University City Public Library. Learn more about the book at

Category: Advancement, Alumni, Faculty

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