"Innovations & Breakthroughs"

Millikin Academic Interdisciplinary Conference - CANCELED

Friday, March 20

2020 Event Information

Keynote Speakers: Cindy Bardeleben and Julie Brilley

Keynote Speech Title: The Decatur Community Care Campus: Building the Decatur Community through Collaborations, Relationships, and Resources


Cindy Bardeleben has been involved in almost every aspect of Baby TALK since joining the organization 28 years ago. Cindy holds Illinois teaching certificates in both Elementary and Early Childhood education. She began at Baby TALK, supporting pregnant molthers at local prenatal clinics and conducting Newborn Encounters on obstetric units at local hospitals. Over the years she has led outreach programs in prenatal clinics and hospital obstetric units as well as family literacy programs, home visiting, and Baby TALK’s pre-kindergarten. She previously served as Baby TALK’s Director of Local Programming and now is Baby TALK’s Executive Director. Cindy is the site coordinator and faculty member for Decatur Touchpoints and has also served as a trainer for Baby TALK trainings. She has presented at state and national conferences and has been a key contributor in various Baby TALK Research Studies: The Home Visiting Randomized Control Trial and the Newborn Encounter Randomized Control Trial. She is also certified reliable in Brazelton’s Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Cindy brings special strengths in the areas of community collaboration, training, and reflective practice.

Julie Brilley serves as the chief development and planning officer for Crossing Healthcare. Julie is a Decatur native with experience in the healthcare arena in areas such as physician recruitment and retention, medical staff affairs, program planning, implementation, evaluation, and others. She received a bachelor of science in community health from SIU-Edwardsville and a master of science in public health from Saint Louis University. Areas of interest include program planning and development, data collection and analysis, and disease prevention. In her free time, she enjoys being active and spending time with her husband and two young children.













ADM-Scovill 006

ADM-Scovill 109

ADM-Scovill 207

ADM-Scovill 211

ADM-Scovill 213

ADM-Scovill 005

9:00 - 9:30 AM


  Innovations in Middle Grade Teacher  Training

    Dr. Katharine Levitt

 Sheet Music or Recording? Sources for Musical-Legal Analysis in Current Federal Copyright Litigation

Dr. Katherine Leo

Artificial Intelligence and its Implications in the Academe

Dr. J. Mark Munoz 

Developing a Forensics Course at Millikin University

Dr. Sam Galewsky

Keyria Rodgers

Platform, Pitch, Protected Ideas:Three Contemporary UK Free Expression Controversies

Dr. Tom Duncanson

Liam Hayden

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Move on or Stick With It? The Impact of a Fair Rejection on Entrepreneurs’ Emotional and Strategic Decision

Dr. Yuhan (Jane) Hua

Investigating Stress and Coping in Millikin’s Panhellenic Sorority Members

Dr. Amy Delaney

Lane Caspar.            

Rap Lyrics for Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy at an Afterschool Program in a High-Poverty Local School

Dr. Hee Young Choi

The Colors of the American Dream: How People of Color are Blocked from Homeownership

Dr. Jorge A. Chavez-Rojas

Bridging the Gap: Analog Conducting Heroes and Digital Natives

Dr. Corey Seapy

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Using Social Justice Graphic Novels with English Language Learners

Brandy Barter-Storm

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Rachel Bicicchi

Eric McKinney

Strategic Planning and Student Affairs 2.0

Raphaella Prange

Entrepreneurship in Action: A Look Inside the Process of Seven Millikin Professors Writing a Book Together About Student-Run Ventures

Dr. David Burdick

Kate Flemming

Dr. Stephen Frech

RJ Podeschi

Sara Thies

Dr. Mark Tonelli

Julie Shields

How Do You Keep Refilling the Pitcher: The Trickle-Down Theory of Positive Mental Health in Academia

Dr. Vicky Gilpin

Designing a Student Run Media Firm

Jessa Wilcoxen

11:00 - 12:00 PM    



12:00 - 12:30 PM

Pascarella’s Model for Student Change: Adapting Services for Generation Z’s Differing Student Needs

Nicole DeLiberis

Collin Krakowiecki

An Introduction to Real Business Challenges: the Consulting Project Course at the European Business School in Paris

Jean-Claude Cheminand-Serre

Julie Shields

My Earth & Space Science (CH 160) Course Flipping Project: Outcomes, Benefits, Challenges & Future Considerations

Dr. Chris Cunnings

Combating Fear Culture and Embracing Empathy in Writing

Danielle Patricio

Stepping up Interactivity in an Online Course: An Introduction to Agile and Scrum

Dr. Gail Fyke

Kate Flemming

Amanda Ealy

1:00 - 2:00 PM     Keynote Address      
2:00 - 3:00 PM     Reception      

2020 MAIC Full Program


Event Date

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm