Faculty and Staff Highlights: Lee-Johnson, Michailidis, Rathert, and Tuncel

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Webster faculty & staff highlights offers a roundup of recent Webster faculty and staff activity and achievements. 

Lee-Johnson Participates as Panelist at International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Forum 

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Yin Lam Lee-Johnson, associate professor and Director of the Ed.D. Program, was invited by the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat of the Canadian Government to speak as a panelist at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Forum on March 30 via Zoom. 

At the forum, Lee-Johnson gave an overview of the recent heated debates on Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the United States, elaborating on what CRT is and what it is not. She also discussed the impact of such debates, especially the politicized narratives, on teacher education in higher education and on practices in K-12 schools.  

Michailidis Featured in Nanotechnology Perception Journal 

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Webster Athens Professor and Vice Rector Susie Michailidis’s co-authored article titled “Beautiful Minds” was selected for publication in the March 2023 edition of the scientific journal Nanotechnology Perceptions.  

The article encourages readers to acknowledge the beauty of intellect in its many forms across space and time – citing Plato while questioning what beauty looks like in the contexts of love, significance, purpose, and sense-making.  

Rathert Presents at Several Organizations, Receives Mention on Pulitizer prize Winning Journalist’s Podcast 

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Anne Geraghty-Rathert, professor of legal studies, recently gave two lectures on wrongful convictions and necessary criminal justice system reform.  On March 21 she spoke to The Ethical Society of St. Louis and on March 22 she spoke to the Questers at The Gatesworth of St. Louis.  

Rathert was also mentioned for a second time on the podcast “Lava For Good” as Amanda Busse shares her story of wrongful conviction, and how Rathert’s The WILLOW Project is making a change for underserved women.   
Tuncel Co-Authors Peer-Reviewed Article 

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Ece Tuncel, professor of organizational behavior in the Walker School of Business and Technology, recently co-conducted research which was published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.  

Tuncel’s article, Retrospective blind spots in reputation management: Implications for perceived moral standing and trust following a transgression, explores the effect of workplace transgressions on employee reputations – specifically following how far a good deed can go in the workplace, especially when followed by a bad deed.  

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