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Dr. Shawn Apostel

Instructional Technology Specialist

Shawn Apostel Dr. Shawn Apostel is Assistant Professor of Communication and the Instructional Technology Specialist at Bellarmine University where he provides support to faculty and IT to facilitate online and classroom instruction that incorporates technology. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Communication Coordinator for the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity at Eastern Kentucky University, and the Information and Graphics Specialist for the City of Toccoa. A graphic designer by trade, Dr. Apostel has a B.A. in Journalism from Toccoa Falls College, an M.A. in Professional Communication from Clemson University, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University.

Dr. Apostel's research interests include teaching with technology, applied creativity, digital ethos, e-waste reduction, and visual communication. He serves as a reviewer for various journals and frequently chairs sessions at conferences. His work is published by IGI Global, CCDigital Press, Lexington Books, New Forums Press, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and Computers and Composition Online. He co-edited Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication and co-authored Teaching Creative Thinking: A New Pedagogy for the 21st Century.  You may contact Dr. Apostel at sapostel@bellarmine.edu.

Dr. Anne B. Bucalos

Director of Faculty Development

Dr. Bucalos serves as the Director of Faculty Development and the NCATE coordinator for the School of Education. Prior to her appointment as Faculty Development Director, she served as the Associate Dean of the School of Education from 2007-2012. As a Bellarmine faculty member she also served as Undergraduate Chair in Education from 2000-2006. Dr. Bucalos earned her M.Ed. and Ed.D from the University of Kentucky with an emphasis in Special Education. She holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Secondary Education from Vanderbilt University.

​Dr. Bucalos’ research interests include educator dispositions, adolescent behavior disorders, and generational differences. She has been published in journals such as Behavior Disorders, Teaching Exceptional Children, and AILACTE Journal, and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Dr. Bucalos served as the south region representative for the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) and continues to serve as a member of the AILACTE Journal editorial board. She has served as a Kentucky Professional Standards Board of Examiner for state accreditation/NCATE site visits. Dr. Bucalos was the recipient of the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Educator Award for 2012.  You may contact Dr. Bucalos at abucalos@bellarmine.edu.

William George and Kelly  Fleenor

Dr. John K. Stemmer

Director of Library Services

Dr. Stemmer is the Director of Library Services at Bellarmine University. He has more than 19 years of experience in a number of research libraries at institutions including Raymond Walters College, Virginia Tech, and Xavier University. He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Ohio University and holds an MLS from Indiana University.

Dr. Stemmer’s professional activities since coming to Bellarmine have focused on fostering collaboration among academic libraries by serving as the founding chair of the Federation of Kentucky Academic Libraries (FoKAL) consortium and chairing funding subcommittees for the Kentucky Virtual Library. His current research interest is developing library assessment to highlight the value of academic libraries and their support for student learning.

You may contact Dr. Stemmer at jstemmer@bellarmine.edu.

Candace Allen
Secretary, Academic Affairs
B.A., Communications, University of Louisville
M.A., Communications, Bellarmine University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Deskins
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost
A.S., Murray State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debi Griffin
Assistant Director, Faculty Development Center
B.S., Training and Development, University of Louisville
M.S., Human Resource Education, University of Louisville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janice Martin
Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs
Currently pursuing B.A., Liberal Studies, Bellarmine University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Olsen
Registrar
B.A., Business Economics, Hamline University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberta Painter
Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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