Keynote Speaker: Dr. James (Jim) Lancaster


Dr. James (Jim) Lancaster is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University where he teaches in the College Student Development program. Prior to taking this position, he was Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he also held an adjunct teaching appointment in the School of Education.


Jim has over thirty years of experience in student development practice and teaching in higher education. He holds a doctorate (1979) in administration of higher education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a Past-President of the Center for Academic Integrity and currently serves on the Advisory Council for that organization. He is a past Board Member of ASCA, and a former Director and faculty member of the Donald D. Gehring Student Judicial Affairs Institute of the Association for Student Conduct Administration where he has taught the ethics track. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of College Student Development and the NASPA Journal and has written and spoken widely on integrity and legal/developmental/ethical concerns in practice.


He is the co-editor of a published monograph on New Directions in Student Services titled “Beyond Law and Policy: Reaffirming the Role of Student Affairs”, editor of the book “Exercising Power with Wisdom – Bridging Legal and Ethical Practice with Intention” and recently co-edited with Dr. Diane Waryold “Student Conduct Practice: The Complete Guide for Student Affairs Professionals”. Jim is currently co-authoring a book on ethics for secondary educators.

Dr. Kirsner

Presenter: Dr. Beth Kirsner


Dr. Kirsner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Kennesaw State University. She earned her BA in Economics from Amherst College, and her MA in Clinical Psychology and PhD in General Psychology, both from the University of Arizona.


Her research interests include human mating behaviors, depression, exercise, and the teaching of psychology. She conducts research on a wide range of topics, including the impact of attitudes toward evolution on learning in her Human Sexuality course, which has a strong evolutionary emphasis; the effects of depression on self-perceived mate value, relationship violence, and mate choice; and the effectiveness of her efforts to teach students to avoid plagiarism. These efforts evolved from her recognition that students hold many misconceptions about paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism, which led to a new line of research inquiry.

Dr. Teresa Fishman

Presenter: Dr. Teresa Fishman


Dr. Teresa Fishman is the Director of the International Center for Academic Integrity, an Academic Center housed within the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University. Her work is interdisciplinary and addresses topics that include the rhetoric of police writing, identity in online environments and the teaching of multi-media literacy as well as topics related to practical ethics and academic integrity.


Long before completing her PhD at Purdue University in Rhetoric and Composition and working as a faculty member in English and Communication, she worked as a police officer and deputy sheriff. She believes that personal and systemic integrity in education, communication and media are essential for creating and maintaining peaceful, sustainable and just societies.

Dr. James Earl Orr, Jr

Presenter: Dr. James Earl Orr, Jr


Dr. Orr serves as director of the Undergraduate Honor System at Virginia Tech. He also serves as an affiliated faculty member in the Higher Education Program. Previously, he was Director of the Honor Code Council Office at Mississippi State University. He oversaw the University’s academic misconduct policy and the implementation of educational programs designed to promote a culture of honesty and integrity at Mississippi State. He also served as an adjunct professor in the Counselor Education Program where he taught Legal Issues in Student Affairs. He has given over 100 presentations on academic integrity. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Tennessee at Martin. His Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees are in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University.


Dr. Teresa Fishman

Presenter: Mr. Joe Rainwater-Cummings


With a B.A. in Modern Language (Japanese) and an M.S. in Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Management (Travel and Tourism), Joseph Rainwater-Cummings works towards increasing international awareness. The idea that we are one species sharing this planet and working together for the betterment of everyone is not just a dream but an attainable goal.


Joe has worked to encourage people to travel outside of their home countries and get involved in the world. It's one thing to read about climbing Mount Everest, and it is another thing entirely to actually do it. Pico Iyer in his Ted Talk "Where is Home?" tells the audience that traveling is not about seeing new sights but gaining a new way to look at the world. That is the mission Joe has endeavored towards and one that he'll try to convince you is a good idea.

Daniel Farr

Presenter: Mr. Daniel Farr


Daniel is a Lecturer of Sociology at Kennesaw State University. Having earned a BA in Anthropology and MA in Women's Studies, he is currently working to complete his doctoral dissertation in Sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY. Having taught in the college environment for over a decade, his current position particularly supports the sociology online program.


His primary areas of work in gender, sexuality, body, and media have culminated in publications and guest editorships of special issues for Men and Masculinities, the Journal of Lesbian Studies, and Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Additionally, he seeks to continue to develop scholarship in the area of teaching and academic integrity, having published in Radical Teacher and presented at a number of conferences.

Trevor and Katie

Presenter: Katie B. Stinnett and Trevor A. Knoblauch


Katie is a graduate student at MSU and is combining her years working in the legal field with her undergraduate degree in Education to help educate the campus as to the expectations of academic integrity and how to meet those expectations. When not focusing on prevention with students, she works with faculty on ways to design coursework and testing environments to decrease the likelihood of academic dishonesty. Katie has been attending the International Center for Academic Integrity conference the past two years in San Antonio and Jacksonville.


Trevor is an undergraduate student at MSU studying Secondary Math Education and Computer Science. He works closely with the Academic Integrity Council to assist with cases involving technology. He is also a member of Academic Integrity Matters Student Organization and works with students to help raise awareness. This will be Trevor’s first conference.

Dr. Dorothy Marsil

Presenter: Dr. Dorothy Marsil


Dr. Marsil is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Kennesaw State University. She earned her BA and MS in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. In 2003, she earned her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Marsil’s broad academic training includes cognitive, developmental, social psychology, and the law.


Her primary research interests lie in social cognition and decision-making as they relate to the law and interpersonal violence. After becoming a professor, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) developed as a secondary research interest, with a focus on understanding issues related to plagiarism and learner centered teaching. Dr. Marsil serves as the Research Coordinator for the Psychology Department and is a founding member of the Task Force on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Prevention.

Mr. Goodwin

Presenter: Mr. Michael A. Goodwin


Mr. Goodwin has served as the Academic Integrity Coordinator for Kennesaw State University since 2003 after working as a student assistant for the department since 1999. He is also a KSU alum, having earned a BA in English and MA in Professional Writing. He facilitates disciplinary conferences and conducts all investigations into alleged academic misconduct on campus in addition to promoting academic integrity through guest lectures in classrooms and other outreach initiatives. He has presented numerous times at the ICAI annual conference and took over leadership of the Southeast Consortium of ICAI earlier this year. He believes in and actively promotes a developmental approach to resolving academic misconduct with the goal of rehabilitating students found responsible for misconduct in order to help them learn from their mistakes and thereby become honest and successful members of the campus community.

Dr. Charles Shieh

Presenter: Dr. Charles Shieh


Dr. Shieh is currently Chief Academic Officer at Webber International University (WIU) in Babson Park, Florida, which has a branch campus in Laurinburg, North Carolina (i.e., St. Andrews University). Dr. Shieh joined WIU as Chief Academic Officer and Academic Dean in June 2009. At WIU, Dr. Shieh oversees the university’s undergraduate and MBA programs as well as academic support services, including adult education, career services, distance learning, faculty development, library services, student success programs, and tutoring services. Dr. Shieh has been teaching online courses for more than a decade using a variety of online course management platforms, including Angel, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, and WebCT. Prior to joining WIU, Dr. Shieh was principal research scientist and executive director of a research center at Florida Institute of Technology. He then joined University of Central Florida as senior research professor and program manager before getting involved with higher education services between the U.S. and China universities. Dr. Shieh served as a member of several US EPA panels reviewing research proposals and graduate scholarship applications. Dr. Shieh also served as an expert to Taiwan EPA in environmental management, specifically on the subject related to municipal solid waste incineration ash management. Dr. Shieh has published more than 45 technical papers and reports and supervised more than 25 PhD and MS students on their thesis researches. He received his Ph.D. in Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology and M.S. in Marine Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook."