Metropolitan State University of Denver faculty members publish research in some of the world’s most prestigious academic journals and share their knowledge at conferences around the globe.   


Here’s an overview of their recent work: 

Aaron Richmond, Ph.D., professor of Psychological Sciences 

Regan A. R. Gurung., Ph.D., professor of Psychology and Human Development at Oregon State University 

“Encyclopedia of psychology in the real world: Education”


Published by Routledge Resources Online. 


Cheryl Sanders, Ph.D., professor of Psychology 

“Cyberbullying: Definition, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Consequences, and Prevention.”

“Victimization: Definition, Prevalance, Risk Factors, Consequences, and Prevention.”

“Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior in Children and Early Adolescents.”


Published in “Encyclopedia of psychology in the real world: Education.” 


Michael Rhoads, Ph.D., lecturer of Psychology 


“Observational Learning.”

“Physical Education.”


Published in “Encyclopedia of psychology in the real world: Education.” 


Roberto Forns-Broggi, Ph.D., professor of Spanish in Modern Language 

“Ser-río: Atisbos y potencial del ecocine en Latinoamérica,” (“Being-River: Glimpses and Potential of Ecocinema in Latin America”)

Key-note speech  

Presented virtually at the Fifth Conference of Literature and Environment and III Biennial Conference of ASLE Brasil and televised by the State University of Rondônia, Brazil. Followed by a rough-cut screening of:  

Trance de semilla” [Seed Trance]


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An improved cut was showed at the 15th Festival Internacional Cine del Mar, Punta del Este, Uruguay, at the theater Baar, Sala 2, July 6 and the Festival Internacional BioBioCine, Concepción, Chile, online July 18-23; at the theater Colegio Médico, July 21. 


Shelby Balik, Ph.D., associate professor of History 

“Delivery and Deliverance: Religious Experiences of Childbirth in Eighteenth-Century America”


Published in Cambridge University Press. 


Eric Olson, Ph.D., chair of the Rita and Navin Dimond Department of Hotel Management 

Marilyn Gasienica, student at Iowa State University 

Susan W. Arendt, Ph.D., professor at Iowa State University 

Thomas, Schrier, Ph.D., associate professor at Iowa State University 

“Lodging employees’ attitudes, knowledge, and training on human trafficking: A pilot study in the Midwest.”


Published in the Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism. 


William J. Parker III, Ph.D., affiliate, History 


Celebrating the life of the Honorable Steve Honigman, former General Counsel to the Navy, and MSU Denver guest lecturer.

Published in the New York Times, Aug. 2, 2022. 


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