Mission and Identity Programs

Discernment Group III Participants


David J Burns

Photo of David J BurnsDavid J. Burns (D.B.A., Kent State University) is Professor of Marketing and Director of Faculty Programs at Xavier University. He has co-authored several books, published over 85 papers in journals and books, over 150 proceedings papers, and has over 200 research presentations. His research interests include mission integration, retail location and atmospherics, ethics, and the effects of consumer culture. He is on the board of directors of the Christian Business Faculty Association and past president of the American Collegiate Retailing Association.

Ginger K. McKenzie

Ginger Kelley McKenzie, Associate Professor, College of Social Science, Health, and Education, Photo of Ginger K. McKenzieDepartment of Childhood Education and Literacy, Montessori Education Program at Xavier University since 1992. Serving on the Board of Directors for American Montessori Society. Research interest: Public Montessori Schools including secondary and educational leadership. Also doing research in early childhood literacy. Co-chair of X.U. Faculty Committee, 2009-2010.


Kelly E. Phelps

Photo of Kelly E. PhelpsKelly E Phelps, M.F.A. Associate Professor, College of Arts and Science, Department of Art (Sculpture). I came to Xavier University in 2003. I started with my teaching role in the art department but also I served with the Xavier University Community Building Institute as the teaching liaison for community engagement until 2010. Before coming to Xavier University, I taught alongside my identical twin brother (Associate Professor Kyle Phelps) at the University of Dayton where he continues to head the Ceramics area in the visual arts department.

Margo J. Heydt

Margo J. Heydt, Ed.D., LISW - Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, College of SocialPhoto of Margo J. Heydt Sciences, Health, and Education. Co-director of Multicultural Fluency Institute (diversity related faculty development summer workshops). Previous Co-director of Gender and Diversity Studies Minor and (in that role) co-author of Diversity Curriculum Requirement Proposal that has become the new diversity requirement for undergraduate students. Previous member of Women's Center development and director search committees. Member of Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board.

David Mengel

Photo of David MengelDavid Mengel is a medieval historian whose research focuses on fourteenth-century Central Europe, especially Prague. In his ninth year at Xavier, he is an associate professor and also currently serves as the Faculty Director of Xavier's new Center for Teaching Excellence.


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Sandy Richtermeyer

Sandra Richtermeyer, PhD, CPA, CMA is Professor and Chair of the Department of Accountancy at Xavier University. Her teaching interests are in the areas of corporate governance, nonprofit accounting and managerial accounting. Prior to her position at Xavier, she was Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Wyoming.

Christian M. End

Photo of Christian M. EndChristian M. End, Associate Professor and social psychologist, joined the Department of Psychology in 2004 (graduated from XU in '96). In addition to being preoccupied by advising a multitude of undergraduate and graduate research projects, he studies the social psychology of sport fan behavior. Service involvement includes Faculty Development Committee, Honors Program Review Committee, and the Athletic Department Advisory Board.

Amy Bosch

Amy Bosch, Instructor, Department of Physics. Women of Excellence grant co-recipient, developed a course on Women Who Shaped Modern Physics. Member of a Faculty Learning Community for lab instructors who teach core science courses.