Around Webster: Green’s Trio grant; Sharp’s adjunct role; Kleinman on musical brain; Cuille on WWI

| March 6, 2015

Recent professional news and accomplishments for members of the Webster University community include: 

Walker School Selects Sharp for Adjunct Administrator Role

Lori Sharp has been named the Adjunct Faculty Administrator for the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

Lori Sharp


The position supports the Walker School’s strategy to “build structure and processes to attract, retain, recruit and orient Walker adjunct faculty” and is one of the primary recommendations from the 2014 Task Force for Adjunct Faculty.

A fellow in the 2013 Global Leadership Academy cohort, Sharp has been with Webster University for 10 years, most recently serving as assistant director of Walker EDGE and the Global Internship Experience.

Duties in her new role include developing, implementing and providing oversight of consistent, system-wide processes for recruiting, hiring and on-boarding, as well as the evaluation and development of faculty.

Sharp’s new email contact is

Read more at the Walker School blog.

Green Receives $12k Trio Grant for Summer Academy; Selected for Civics Education Role

Ted Green, associate professor and department chair of Teacher Education Department, received a Trio Foundation Grant for $12,000 to be used for the 4th annual Webster University Middle School Summer Academy.

The Summer Academy, based on the home campus,  works with inner city youth from 6 different area public and private schools focusing on History, Sustainability and Leadership. Webster University graduate and undergraduate Education majors serve as staff counselors.  Other funding is provided by the Beatrice Kornblum Foundation in the School of Education.

This year’s Summer Academy will run June 8-12 and 15-19.

Separately, Green was selected to review and evaluate Revolutionary War Days in Tulsa and at the capitol in Oklahoma City this past January on behalf of the Regents of The Ladies Association of Mount Vernon and George Washington’s Estate at Mount Vernon.

Green is working with foundations and educators in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri to further the mission of Civics Education and bring programming to more students throughout the tri-state area.

Kleinman’s ‘Darwin and Spencer on the Origin of Music’ Published

Kim Kleinman, director of Undergraduate Academic Advising, has just published “Darwin and Spencer on the Origin of Music: Is Music the Food of Love?” which appears as a chapter in Eckart Altenmuller, Stanly Finger, and Francois Boller (editors), Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 217, “Music, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Evolution, the Musical Brain, Medical Conditions, and Therapies.”

Cuille Published on World War I Centennial


Lionel Cuillé, the Jane and Bruce Robert Chair in French and Francophone Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, had his article on the 100th anniversary of World War I published in “Relief Revue.”

Access the article (in French) at here.

Halley Joins Nursing Department

Gabbie Halley, formerly in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, is the new representative for the Nursing Department, replacing Lisa Tourrette.

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