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This commitment manifests itself in the time and care the faculty member takes to assist students with short and long term curricular planning, discuss their personal and professional goals, and offer thoughtful counsel and guidance.

Dr. William F. O’Hearn served on the faculty of the JCU Department of Physics for four decades, retiring in 1996. As associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, he created the Office of Academic Advising. This award honors the memory of Dr. O’Hearn and celebrates his dedication to supporting and mentoring students at all stages of their John Carroll University education.


Current JCU undergraduates nominated full-time JCU faculty members who participated in either the pre-major or the major advising program (or both).

In addition to nominations for the O’Hearn Award recipients, students provided inspiring testimonials in support of other faculty and staff advisors.

Congratulations to the O’Hearn Award recipients for their contribution to Excellent Advising at JCU:

Associate Professor of Economics


Dr. Calkins’ primary teaching interests include Principles of Economics, Public Finance, and Industrial Organization and Antitrust.


Dr. Calkins has written on state and local business taxes (Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy), state technology incentives (Journal of Regional Science), tax effects in bond yield differentials (Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance), gender differences in management style (The CPA Journal), the effects of seat belt laws on motor vehicle fatalities (Social Science Quarterly), the demand for dual discipline degrees and the skills preferred by employers (Journal of Financial Education, Journal of the Academy of Business Education). Her current research projects include a comparison of the concept of risk aversion in the fields of economics and psychology, the effects of obesity on motor vehicle fatalities, and the factors determining state legalization of marijuana.

Distinguished Honor

She received the Wasmer Award in 2009, which recognizes teaching excellence in the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University.

"Dr. Calkins always goes above and beyond for her students in the classroom and outside of academics! She is a great resource to talk to about ANYTHING and is always willing to go the extra mile for her students. If you ask her for a favor, she has it done within the next few days, which only further proves her commitment to her job and students. She is smart, thoughtful, and a truly empowering figure for young women across the University."

Assistant Professor of Education


Early Childhood Education, Early Literacy, Media


Dr. Moses examines young children’s literacy and language development and aspects of early childhood settings and children’s homes that influence their development. She maintains two strands of research: one that investigates the role of media in the lives of developing readers and writers, and another that examines early literacy activities, instruction and assessments utilized in early childhood settings.

Recent Publications

*Moses, A. M., Jennings, N. A., Brod, R., Hooker, S. D., Cordell, B., & Sallee, T. (2014). The effects of literacy messages in an educational television program: A content analysis and experiment. NHSA Dialog, 17(1), 20-35; *Moses, A. M., Jennings, N. A., Brod, R., Hooker, S. D., Cordell, B., & Sallee, T. (2014). How an educational television program depicts literacy and how its messages affect young children’s literacy attitudes. NHSA Dialog, 25(3),113-117;*Gerde, H. K., Duke, N. K., Moses, A. M., Spybrook, J., & Shedd, M. K. (2014). How much for whom? Lessons from an efficacy study of modest professional development for child care providers. Early Education and Development, 25 (3), 421-441; *Golos, D. B., & Moses, A. M. (2013). Rethinking the Portrayal of Deaf characters in Children’s Picture Books. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-3; *Golos, D. B., & Moses, A. M. (2013). Developing preschool deaf children’s language and literacy learning from an educational media series. American Annals of the Deaf, 158 (4), 411-425; Moses, A. M. (2013). What, when and how electronic media can be used in an early literacy classroom. In D. Barone & M. Mallette (Eds.), Best practices in early literacy (pp. 96-118). New York, NY: Guilford;  *Linebarger, D. L., Moses, A. M., Garrity, K., & McMenamin, K. (2013). Learning vocabulary from television: Does onscreen print have a role?. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105(3), 609–621; *Golos, D. B., & Moses, A. M. (2013). The benefits of using educational videos in American Sign Language in early childhood settings. LEARNing Landscapes, 6(2), 125-147

(* denotes peer-reviewed publications)

"Throughout my time at John Carroll University, Dr. Moses has guided me wholeheartedly through my process. She’s is my advisor, my professor, she’s a mediator, a professional and a friend. She has guided me through some very tough situations. Dr. Moses’s non biased approach, her ability to gather information/facts, her commitment to her students, colleagues, John Carroll University, her ability to listen, she genuinely cares for others, and she has a heart of gold. These are some of the many reasons I feel Dr. Moses is beyond worthy of this honor. I could go on forever about Dr. Moses. I will be forever thankful for her. She has made a positive impact in my life, Present, past, and future."

Associate Professor of Economics


Business Statistics, Environmental Economics, Managerial Economics


Dr. Welki's teaching interests include business statistics, principles of economics, urban economics, and environmental economics.


His research interests include issues related to highway safety and highway safety policies, both domestically and internationally. In addition, he also does research in the area of how political and economic freedom connect to highway safety. His work has been published in Managerial and Decision Economics, The Journal of Business Education, and Transportation Research, "Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review".

Distinguished Honor

He received the Wasmer Award in 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2008, which recognizes teaching excellence in the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University.

"Dr. Welki goes above and beyond for every student at John Carroll University. Whether it is checking in with students regarding school, person life, social life, mental health, family, etc, he always cares and wants to help. Without being my official advisor, he has helped me with choosing classes and a major. He is the best example of what John Carroll faculty should be. Not only does he walk around campus and explore all facilities, he gets to know everyone in those buildings…. He is the guy you want to see if you think a test went poorly, because he will have encouraging words! He puts life into a good, positive perspective. Because he knows the campus so well, he is quite knowledgeable about campus questions as well as any question regarding the Boler School of Business."

Professor of Accountancy, Anderson Fellow


Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting, International Accounting


Dr. Bloom has been Professor of Accountancy at John Carroll since 1986. He has previously taught at Rutgers University, the College of William and Mary, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Concordia University in Canada.


He has published numerous articles and book reviews, primarily in international accounting, and accounting education, in both academic and professional journals. The co-author or co-editor of nine books, Dr. Bloom is a frequent speaker at academic accounting conferences in the U.S. and abroad. In recent years, he has served on several committees of the American Accounting Association and the Academy of Accounting Historians. Dr. Bloom serves on the editorial advisory board of Accounting Education: An International Journal.

Distinguished Honor

He received the Wasmer Award in 2012, which recognizes teaching excellence in the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University.

"On top of the grateful graduates, Dr. Bloom continues to share and discuss news articles, advice, and just check up on both current students and graduates alike. Despite being one of the most published professors at JCU, he works tirelessly for his students and stated on numerous occasions that being a professor is the most fulfilling thing in the world. I assure you that he is at least one of the best advisers this school has."

Assistant Professor of Philosophy


My primary area of teaching and research is Ancient Greek Philosophy. Additionally, I am interested in the history of philosophy, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language and the philosophy of music.


His undergraduate degree in philosophy was earned at Carroll College (now Carroll University) in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in 1985. Its namesake, Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a cousin of Archbishop John Carroll. I then immediately began graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning the M.A. in philosophy in 1987 and the Ph.D. in philosophy in 1996. I was hired at John Carroll and began teaching fall 1995.

Most of my courses are taught using a modified version of the “tutorial method,” based upon the historic Oxford method.  (This link provides both an accurate description of the process used in my courses, as well as a brief film of a tutorial meeting in-progress and discussion of the method by students and faculty).  Here is how this method works.  Students write three “tutorial papers,” papers which answer a set of questions about philosophical texts; they then meet with me and one other student to read and discuss various portions of their papers.  The purpose of these meetings is to engage in live philosophical discussion over questions about which each of us has spent considerable time thinking and writing


My main area of research and teaching is Ancient Greek Philosophy.  Among the Greeks, my research focuses upon Socrates–specifically a view known as “Socratic Intellectualism.” According to this view, all human desire and action is fully rational. That is, all human action issues from a standing desire for the person’s own best overall good (happiness) together with the person’s beliefs about what actions will best lead to satisfying that desire.  

Distinguished Honor

He received the Lucrezia Culicchia Award for Teaching Excellence, established to recognize teaching excellence, awarded annually to a member of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, in 1999.

"Dr. Mooney is an individual who will affect not just students, but the children of particular student veterans. He’s an individual who will affect generations to come, because the majority of student veterans are 1st generation college students. I hope you strongly consider Dr. Mooney for this award, as his influential sphere will continue to radiate infinitely and will be felt by future generations. The defeats or setbacks never seemed to be heavy, because I knew I always had someone who cared. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from Dr. Money its there should be no boundary to human endeavor, however bad life may seem while there is life there is hope."

Associate Professor and Director, Exercise Science, Physical Education and Sports Studies Program

Dr. Manning has a rich and expansive history of serving John Carroll students, providing opportunities and encouragement for their physical, academic and societal development.  


Psychology of Learning, Growth & Development, Teacher Preparation, Professional Development, Exceptionalities, Motor Learning, Lifestyle Fitness & Wellness , Health & Physical Education in the Elementary School 

Areas of Research Interest

Teaching-Learning Process, Disequilibrium within the Teaching Profession, Professional Development Schools, Process for Assessment of Learning, Assessment, Physical Education in the Community of Catholic Education

Background at John Carroll University

Department of Education & Allied Studies 
July, 2000 – 2008 John Carroll University Chair 2000—2004 NCATE Coordinator: On-Site Continuing Accreditation Visit 1995—1997 John Carroll University Associate Chair Coordinator of Initial Licensure Programs 1994—95 John Carroll University Department of Education Coordinator of Initial Licensure Programs

Physical Education & Exercise Science
Chair, Department of Physical Education & Exercise Science July, 1986 - 1995

Women’s Athletics
Coordinator of Women's Athletics 1970 – 1990 
Head Volleyball Coach 1974 – 1985 
Head Women's Tennis Coach 1970 – 1975 Head Women's Basketball Coach 

Research Interests

Teaching-Learning Process, Disequilibrium within the Teaching Profession, Professional Development Schools, Process for Assessment of Learning,  Assessment, Physical Education in the Community of Catholic Education

Dr. Manning’s many publications and presentations can be found here.

Distinguished Honor

1986 John Carroll University Hall of Fame. Founder: Women's Athletic Programs 1970. First coach in Women’s Volleyball, Basketball and Tennis.

"Dr. Kathleen Manning does an exceptional job as the advisor of all of the students majoring in physical education and exercise science. I switched … to an exercise science major my sophomore year and she welcomed me with open arms. Dr. Manning goes above and beyond to make sure her students are staying on top of their classes and she makes a point to identify a meeting time with each student prior to registration, which is something that I did not experience prior to being an exercise science major…Dr. Manning gets to know each of her students personalities, strong points, and weak points, and this allows for a successful experience at John Carroll University."