Receive Distinguished Faculty Awards
Goodrich (English), Peggy House (Mathematics
and Computer Science) and Robert Kulisheck (Political
Science) are recipients of the 2005 NMU Distinguished Faculty Awards.
Each will receive $1,000 and be recognized at spring commencement.
arrived at NMU in 1984. As an authority on the figure Merlin, the
English professor has earned an international reputation for his
many publications on Medieval and fantasy literature. He serves
on the executive council for the Medieval Association of the Midwest
and is the editor of its newsletter, Nuntia. Goodrich organized
the group's annual meeting held last fall at NMU. His teaching interests
also include technical communication, rhetorical theory, Irish literature,
fantasy and myth, and modern fiction. He received a bachelor of
the arts degree in English from Dartmouth College, and an Anglo-Irish
Literature diploma from Trinity College. He holds a master of arts
degree in English language and literature, as well as a doctorate
in prose fiction, medieval literature and rhetoric and composition,
from the University of Michigan.
joined the mathematics faculty in 2003 and teaches courses that
emphasize teaching methods, the history of the discipline, and elementary
mathematical content. While a relative newcomer to the department,
she has worked at Northern since 1993, when she was hired to direct
the Seaborg Center. In that capacity, House served the Michigan
Council of Teachers of Mathematics and was the organization's first
recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to Mathematics Education
Award. She also worked actively on the Michigan Statewide Systemic
Initiative and the Michigan Network of Mathematics and Science Centers.
House has been a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
and just received the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award (see related
story on front page). House received a bachelor of arts degree in
mathematics and physics from Alverno College. She holds a master
of science degree in secondary education mathmematics and physics
from Kansas State University, where she also acquired a doctorate
in mathematics and physics for college training.
joined the NMU faculty in 1969 and served 23 years as head of the
department. He has developed and taught numerous courses in American
government, public administration, comparative politics and international
relations. Kulisheck led the effort to create a master of public
administration program at NMU and has played a key role in the development
of the new MPA concentrations in health care administration and
criminal justice administration. He also assisted in the formation
of a new NMU-MPA extension program in the Sault Ste. Marie area.
He chairs the Washington, D.C. Scholarship Committee and the Academic
Service Learning Advisory Committee at NMU. In addition to his university
service, Kulisheck has experience as an elected public official.
He was a Marquette City commissioner, mayor pro tem and mayor from
1979-1985. He currently chairs the City of Marquette Municipal Fellows
program. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Mankato State
University and a master's and doctorate from the University of Iowa.
Distinguished Faculty Awards honor full-time faculty who have made
significant contributions to NMU and their professional areas.