Nine Named Faculty Emeritus for Longstanding Academic Contributions

June 03, 2022
Dale Goodwin ('86)

Over the course of their careers, these faculty gave generous and distinguished service to Gonzaga. A few highlights showcase the merit to their appointments. The year after each faculty name indicates the year they began working at GU.

John Beck

John Beck (1988)

Professor Emeritus - Economics

• Research included regional differences in Chapter 13 filings and on social economy, American economics and sociology, and business ethics
• Presented research at many conferences, including Public Choice Society meeting and Western Economics Association meeting
• Frequent reviewer for various journals

Paul Buller

Paul Buller (1989)

Professor Emeritus - Management

• Held Kinsey M. Robinson Professor of Business Administration chair for 20 years
• Research included examination of student- managed investment funds and the Ignatian- centered Creighton DBA program
• Founding president of Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education
• Member of editorial review board for Human Resources Management

Brain Clayton

Brian Clayton (1986)

Professor Emeritus - Philosophy

• Developed unique and widely popular courses
• Used philosophical reflection to support Jesuit ideals in student formation
• Co-authored two books, multiple published articles and made innumerable professional presentations
• Faculty Assembly president, GU’s Faith & Reason Institute director, Catholic Studies concentration director


Neva Crogan

Neva Crogan (2012)

Professor Emerita - Nursing

• Program director for nurse practitioner and doctorate of nurse practitioner tracks
• Nursing department chair
• Led DNP program to national accreditation
• Member American Academy of Nursing and fellow with the Western Academy of Nurses


ReGena DeAragon

RaGena DeAragon (1983)

Professor Emerita - History

• Helped create and directed Women’s Studies program
• Shaped and shepherded faculty handbook in use today
• Worked to create climate supportive of gender equity
• Gonzaga Regent


Jim Helgeson

Jim Helgeson (1983)

Professor Emeritus - Marketing

• Research focused on consumer marketing, global business development, business ethics and psychology marketing
• Recent articles addressed effects of crisis on consumer responses and communication strategies
• Reviewer for various journals, recently Journal of Consumer Behavior and the journal Sex Roles
• School’s chair of undergraduate curriculum committee


John Maciniak

John Maciniak (1983)

Associate Professor Emeritus - Mechanical Engineering

• Colleague describes him: “. . . genuinely interested in the intellectual and academic progress of his students”
• Taught broad array of courses, developing two popular electives
• Served as freshman adviser for many years
• College relations chair of the Inland Empire section of ASME

John Spencer

John Spencer (2001)

Associate Professor Emeritus - Foley Library

• Served critical role in recognizing and advancing digital publishing and search engines for basic reference services
• Championed virtual reference services, including online chat technologies
• Developed and oversaw library’s assessment program and contributed to GU’s accreditation reports in 2002 and 2012

Patricia Terry

Patricia Terry (1989)

Professor Emerita - English

• Composition and Writing Lab director
• Led proposal to change tenure-track teaching load from 4/4 to 3/3
• Department chair and associate dean
• Core Curriculum director