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Assistant Professor in Arts and Sciences

Phone: 913-266-8626
MBA - Ottawa University
MA - Emporia State University
BA - Emporia State University

George has been with Ottawa University as an advisor and adjunct instructor since February 2012.  George transitioned to full-time faculty in July of 2015.  He has a B.A. in Social Sciences, an M.A. in History, and an MBA.  He has plans to begin his DBA work in the fall of 2019.  Prior to Ottawa University, George worked as a consultant for a nonprofit organization where he was charged with reviewing policies and procedures and their implementation. 
George teaches a variety of courses for Ottawa University including history, finance, and the arts and sciences. Most of his time is spent working with new students in Writing and Critical Thinking which is the first class new students take.  George resides in Spring Hill, Kansas with his wife Nicole Eshnaur and their daughter Emmalyne.  In his spare time, George enjoys time at the lake with his family, sporting events, and being active outside.

Instructor in Biology

Division Chair of Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology and Human Services

Phone: 785-248-2561
PhD - University of Kansas
MHL - Ottawa University
MA - University of Kansas
BA - Ottawa University
Dr. Kelly Fish-Greenlee lives in Ottawa, Kansas and is a Professor of Sociology and Human Services.  She has been teaching in the Sociology Department at Ottawa University for 25 years.  She is also a graduate of the institution.  Her undergraduate work was in Human Services and Education while her graduate work focused on symbolic anthropology and identity work.  In addition to teaching, Dr. Fish-Greenlee is also engaged with her students in the ongoing oral history project with the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma.  This project is part of the Ottawa University Research Service (OURS) which links students with community agencies in task oriented service learning experiences.

As an anthropologist, Dr. Fish-Greenlee has broad ranging interests and to that end, she spends part of her summer every year in the Orkney Islands, an archipelago off of the northern coast of Scotland.  These islands boast an average of three Neolithic archaeological sites per square mile.  Her colleagues and students accompany her to Orkney on a biannual basis to study both the literature and the archaeology of the islands.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Professor of History

Phone: 785-248-2577
PhD - University of Kansas
MHL - Ottawa University
MA - University of Wyoming
BA - McPherson College
Dr. Steven Foulke is a Professor of History at Ottawa University at the Ottawa, KS campus. He holds a doctoral degree in Geography from the University of Kansas.  He earned an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Wyoming and B.A. degrees in History and English from McPherson (KS) College.  Prior to joining Ottawa University in 2004, he taught at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.
Dr. Foulke teaches a variety of American history courses at Ottawa University, as well as classes in geography, and has had the pleasure of teaching abroad on several occasions.  In 2007 and 2013 he was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Award by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and taught American history and culture classes at the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia.  In the summer of 2010 Steven traveled to Paraguay and taught a geography course at Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.  And for several years, Dr. Foulke conducted week-long seminars focusing on the cultural geography of the United States at Phillips Universität in Marburg, Germany.
Dr. Foulke resides in Ottawa, Kansas with his wife, Carine Ullom.  They have two sons, Schuyler and Stefan.  In his spare time, Dr. Foulke enjoys gardening, bicycling, and disc golf. 

Instructor in Music
Director of Music Program Outreach

Phone: 785-248-2342
PhD - University of Kansas (in progress)
MM - Kansas State University
BM - Kansas State University
Following graduating from Kansas State University in 2010, Jessie began teaching private lessons as an independent contractor for the Kansas City Vocal Institute.  In 2013, Jessie began her doctoral studies and is currently writing her dissertation on the women’s music movement. 

Jessie’s research focuses on gender and identity in music, and she has two pending publications for the Global Music Encyclopedia on the careers of Charlie Parker and Suzanna Owiyo.  She presented papers at the University of Kansas Research Competition in 2015 and 2016.  In the spring of 2016, Jessie was a panelist for the University of Kansas Honors Program series Perspectives: Faces of Feminism in Pop Culture. Jessie performs regularly throughout the Kansas City area.  Most notably she has made several appearances at the Gaslight Grill in Leawood, KS.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: 785-248-2560
Ph.D - Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Forensic Neuropsychology, Université Paris VIII
MS - Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Forensic Neuropsychology, Université Paris VIII
MS - Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, emphasis Research Methods in Clinical Psychology,         Université Paris VIII
BS - General Psychology, Université Paris VIII

Dr Pilar Galiana Abal is a French-educated clinical psychologist specializing in forensic neuropsychology. She teaches Psychology courses at OUKS where she is the Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology, a new major that she has recently designed.
Dr Galiana Abal’s initial academic training started as social anthropologist studying Pakistani and North Indian rites of passage, and as a linguist specializing in South-East Asian languages. As a clinical psychologist, Dr Galiana Abal has been actively working as a consulting forensic psychologist and behavioral analyst in forensic and criminal cases involving violent crime, terrorist attacks, organizing crisis interventions and psychologically assessing perpetrators and survivors. In France, Dr Galiana Abal acquired solid experience working as a clinical neuropsychologist in both private practice and rehabilitation facilities dedicated to brain injury survivors. In this clinical context, she created a psychotherapy method (“Narrative Expressive Therapy”) that combines art-therapy, narrative therapy and psychodrama that has proven efficient in terms of enhancing acquired executive function, working memory and autobiographical memory deficits. Dr Galiana Abal has an extensive international experience working with clients of culturally diverse backgrounds (tribal, refugees and migrant patients) and with members of the LGBTQIA community, with a particular emphasis in supporting clients with transgender identities during the sex reassignment process.
Some of her main publications involve:
PLANCHE, N., GALIANA y ABAL, P., JOUVENCEL (de), M. (2015). Can we identify clinical features in transgender patients in the process of sex reassignment? (Quelles sont les composantes cliniques du transsexualisme ? A propos de 212 cas de demandeurs de réassignation sexuelle) Médecine Légale du Vivant), 5-6, vol. 58, 1-1.
GALIANA y ABAL, P. (2012).  Divine Transferences. Potentially Therapeutic Aspects of Ritual Offerings in the Rite of Darśan (Transferts vers le divin. Aspects potentiellement thérapeutiques de l‘offrande florale dans la pratique du darśan). Journal des Anthropologues. 123-124, 139-160.
GALIANA y ABAL, P. (2009). When God Heals…Darśan as a therapy? In Sébastia, B., Restoring Mental Health in India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 97-124.

Teaching Interests:
PSY 30153  Theories of personality
PSY 31354 Physiological Psychology
PSY 30353  Psychopathology
PSY 37010  Culture, Gender & Psychopathology
PSY 37037 Ethics in Psychology
PSY 37020 Neuropsychology
PSY 37021 TBI, Cognitive & Behavioral Disorders
PSY 37002 Criminal Psychology
PSY 49010 Advanced Criminal Psychopathology
PSY/SOC 20253 Gender & Sexuality
PSY 37040 Psychology and the Law
PSY 37001 Psychology of Terrorism
PSY 37000 Criminal Profiling
Research Interests:
Dr Galiana Abal’s main research focuses on 1) the psychological processes triggered by devotional ritual performance, 2) the emergence of religious experiences and psychotic-like stages secondary to acquired brain injuries, 3) the culturally-related therapeutic processes in diverse populations, and 4) violent acting outs and their potential correlation with neuropsychological disorders.

Adawe LifePlan Center Senior Advisor
Graduate Assistant Coordinator
Instructor in Communication Studies

Phone: 785-248-2544
MA - University of Kansas
BS - University of Central Missouri
Jo Anne Gibson-Lucas’ background is in organizational communication and human relations training. She has a master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Central Missouri. Gibson-Lucas worked at Baker University in the Department of Communication for 14 years, teaching organizational communication, public speaking, and intercultural communication classes. Prior to that, she was a staff development specialist for the State of Kansas, conducting supervisory training and employee development programs. Gibson-Lucas has been a member of Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to mastering public speaking skills and various volunteer organizations such as Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and the Coalition for the Homeless.


Professor in Charge - Human and Social Services and Masters of Arts in Counseling (Wisconsin Campus)

MSW - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
BSW - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Mary Alice Grosser, MSW, has been with Ottawa since 2003, first as an Adjunct Instructor in Human Services and then as the Professor in Charge of Human and Social Services (APGS) since October of 2016.  Mary Alice has been a Social Worker and Supervisor in the Child Protective Service field for over 30 years.  She has practiced Social Work both in Wisconsin and California where she lived for 20 years.  Ms. Grosser first became invested in working with students as a field instructor for interns placed at the agency she worked.  Eventually she became the supervisor in charge of the Social Work Internship program with San Bernardino County Child and Family Services.  While working in Southern California, Ms. Grosser also specialized in forensic interviewing of child sexual abuse victims; providing training in this area for Police and Attorneys as well as Social Work professionals. She loves teaching the next generation of Human Services Workers.

Division Chair of Arts & Humanities
Professor of English

Phone: 785-248-2566
PhD - Washington University
MHL - Ottawa University
MA - Washington University
BA - Lawrence University
Andrew Hazucha is Professor of English and chair of the Arts and Humanities division at Ottawa University.  A scholar of eighteenth-century British literature, he also regularly teaches interdisciplinary team-taught courses on Irish and Scottish literature, and he has taken groups of Ottawa students to Ireland and Scotland’s Orkney Islands on eight separate occasions.  He has written over a dozen articles on topics as various as William Wordsworth, Nelson Algren, Conor McPherson, the 1977 Chicago L-train crash, and the poetry of former Kansas City Royals pitcher Dan Quisenberry.  His essay entitled “The Subplot as A-Plot: The Function of Baseball in Yoko Ogawa’s The Housekeeper and the Professor” is due to appear in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Aethlon

Hazucha organizes the annual Baseball in Literature and Culture conference hosted by Ottawa University and is the co-editor, with Gerald C. Wood, of the volume Northsiders: Essays on the History and Culture of the Chicago Cubs (McFarland Press, 2008).
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