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CSU Launches Student-Faculty Lunch Series


First-year students now have the opportunity to sign up to enjoy a free lunch with a faculty member. All you need to do to sign up is to click a date to get to the registration page . The lunch is being provided by the Provost's Office, and facilitated through the Center for Faculty Excellence. 

Clicking on an instructor's name launches a faculty profile, for further information. 

  • Monday, 2/05/2018, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in SC 339
    Candice Vander Weerdt is an Assistant College Lecturer in the Monte Ahuja College of Business. Candice Vander Weerdt is a Cleveland native and first generation college graduate with degrees in marketing, management, and information systems from Hawaii Pacific University, CSU, and Kent State University. 
  • Friday, 2/09/2018, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in JH 292
    Dr. Raouth Kostandy, PhD, RN teaches Nursing Research for graduate, undergraduate, RN-BSN students, as well as other courses in these different programs. Her research is focused on the effect of Kangaroo Care, also known as Skin-to-Skin contact, on managing procedural pain and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome during the neonatal period for full term newborn infants. Her research has been presented internationally and nationally.
  • Tuesday, 2/13/2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in RT 1417
    Dr. George Tsagaris is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. He has taught more than 15 undergraduate and graduate courses at Cleveland State University, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses for other universities. He is a member of the CLASS Dean's Diversity Council, and conducts Social Work licensure workshops. He has over 34 years of practice experience in juvenile justice.
  • Tuesday, 2/20/2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in SC 320
    Dr. Robert (Bob) Gleeson serves as Associate Dean, Professor, and Albert A. Levin Chair of Urban Studies and Public Service at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. He served most recently as adjunct professor of ethics, history, and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University and vice president of policy research and Thomas C. Sutton Chair in Policy Research at the Public Policy Institute of California.
  • Wednesday, 2/28/2018, 12:15 to 1:15 pm in SC 339
    Dr. Sharen Bakke is an Associate College Lecturer AAU in the Department of Information Systems. She is most interested in why and how individuals use information technology. Her research interests include: The Nature and Impact of Privacy Concerns on the Use of Information Technology, and The Interaction of Personal Control and Perceived Invasion of Privacy and Its Impact on Intention to Use Information Technologies.
  • Thursday, 3/1/2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in RT 1316
    Melanie E. Gagich, M.A., an Assistant College Lecturer in the First-Year Writing Program within the English Department, said "I love to talk about teaching, writing, pedagogy, and new media, but I also love to talk about movies, books, and current events."
  • Monday, 3/19/2018, 12:15 to 1:15 pm in SC 339
    Dr. Marian Bleeke is a specialist in the art of the Middle Ages. She teaches Introduction to Early Western Art along with courses in Medieval and Islamic art, Women in Art, and Contemporary Critical Theory.  Her research has focused on Romanesque and Gothic sculpture and on medieval images of women and women as viewers of medieval art.  Her new work engages with the materials and methods used in medieval art-making practices.
  • Friday, 3/23/201812:15 to 1:15 pm in MU 232
    "I understand the high school to college transition, as I have taught on both levels," said Eric Siler, an Instructor within the School of Film & Media Arts. "We can talk TV and movies, since I teach that. "