Spotlight - Fall 2012Sept. 21, 2012
Guilherme Almeida, lecturer in musical theatre, published "Luz do Mundo" in Songs of Inspiration from Brazil, summer 2011.
Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, published "Critical Notions of Historical Thinking: When Official Narratives Collide with Other Narratives" in Multicultural Perspectives, Vol. 14, Issue 10, p. 1-10, January 2012, with co-authors Dr. Cinthia Salinas, University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Caroline Sullivan, Georgia State University.
Dr. Susan Power Bratton, professor of environmental studies, published "The Megachurch in the Landscape: Adapting to Changing Scale and Managing Integrated Green Space in Texas and Oklahoma, USA" in Worldviews, Vol. 16, p. 3-49, March 2012; "Section 2: the Ecology [of the Brazos and Bosque River corridor]" (a chapter) in For All Our Lifetimes: A Vision for the Brazos and Bosque Rivers - Waco, Texas, p. 21-30, 2012. She also published The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail: Community, Environment, and Belief on a Long-Distance Hiking Path, June 2012, which was nominated for The Southeast Missouri University Foundation's Crader Family Book Prize for exemplifying the values of the Crader Family Endowment for American values: individual liberty, constitutional principles and civic virtue.
Dr. Blair Browning, assistant professor of communication, published "Considering the temporary leader in temporary work arrangements: Sensemaking processes of internal interim leaders" in Human Relations, Vol. 65, Issue 6, p. 729-752, June 2012, with co-author Dr. Lacy McNamee, assistant professor of communication. He also published "Students better be on their best behavior: How to prepare for the most common job interviewing technique" in Communication Teacher, Vol. 26, Issue 3, p. 152-157, July 2012, with co-author John Cunningham, senior lecturer in communication.
Dr. Mary C. Brucker, professor in nursing, published the following with co-author Tekoa L. King, University of California San Fransico, "Themed Issue on Pharmacology" and "Running in Place: The challenge of prescribing medications today" in Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, Vol. 56, Issue 6, p. 539-540, 2011; "Medication safety: Considerations for obstetrics" (a chapter) in The Nurse's Role in Medication Safety, 2011; Pharmacology for Women's Health, 2011, re-issued in electronic venue (e-book), August 2012.
Dr. John Carlson, associate professor of information systems, published "Virtual team effectiveness: Investigating the moderating role of experience with computer-mediated communication on the impact of team cohesion and openness" in the Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, July 2012, with co-authors Dr. Dawn S. Carlson, professor of management and holder of The H.R. Gibson Chair of Management Development, Dr. Emily M. Hunter, assistant professor of management, Dr. Randal L. Vaughn, professor of information systems, and Joey F. George.
Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, associate professor of physics, published "Universe and Multiverse" (a chapter) in Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church, p. 218-240, 2012. This chapter also appeared as a session of five blogs on the BioLogos website.
Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and writer-in-residence, published the poems "The Voyeur" and "Winterset" in The Gettysburg Review, 24:4, winter 2011, p. 558-560; "An Early November Meditation" and "The Difference between Art and Artifice" in AGNI, No. 74, 2011, p.150-153; "Owl" in The Hollins Critic, XLVIII: 5, December 2011, p. 24; "Poem with Ending Words Borrowed from Anne Sexton" in the American Literary Review, XXII:2, fall 2011, 138; "Wallace Stevens in Texas" in the Wallace Stevens Journal, 35:2, fall 2011, p. 282. The Education Department of the Government of Alberta (Canada) chose one of his poems as an "assessment item" for their English Language Arts 30-2 Grade 12 Diploma Examination Program, administered in Alberta, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. Subsequently, his poem will also be used in the required exams administered in Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Doha, Hong Kong, Macao and Switzerland.
Dr. Nathan T. Elkins, assistant professor of art history, published "Monuments on the Move: Architectural Coin Types and Audience Targeting in the Flavian and Trajanic Periods" (a chapter) in Proceedings of the XIVth International Numismatic Congress, Glasgow 2009, p. 645-655, 2011; "A Mid-Fourth Century Purse Hoard from the Roman Auxiliary Fort at Yotvata" in Israel Numismatic Research, Vol. 6, p. 139-146, 2011; "The Trade in Fresh Supplies of Ancient Coins: Scale, Organization, and Politics" (a chapter) in All the King's Horses: Essays on the Impact of Looting and the Illicit Antiquities Trade on Our Knowledge of the Past, P.K. Lazrus and A.W. Barker (eds.), p. 91-107, 2012.
Dr. Mary Ann Faucher, associate professor of nursing, published the following in Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 56(6) in 2011: "Calcium supplementation has cardiovascular risks for some women," a peer commentary on the paper "Calcium supplementation with or without vitamin D and risk of cardiovascular events: Reanalysis of the Women's Health Initiative limited access dataset and meta-analysis" by M.J. Bolland, A. Grey, A. Avenell, G.D. Gamble, I.R. Reid, p. 646-647; "A high level of evidence supports care provided by certified nurse midwives," a peer commentary on the paper "Advanced practice nurse outcomes 1990-2008: a systematic review" by R.P. Newhouse, J. Stanik-Hunt, K.M. White, et al., p. 648; "Health care providers may not be following guidelines for human papillomavirus DNA testing," a peer commentary on the paper "Low-risk papillomavirus testing and other nonrecommended human papillomavirus testing practices among U.S. health care providers" by J.W. Lee, Z. Berkowitz, M. Saraiya, p. 648-649; "Most recommendations in American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' practice bulletins are not based on high-quality evidence," a peer commentary on the paper "Scientific evidence underlying the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' practice bulletins" by J.D. Wrigth, N. Pawar, S.R. Gonzalez et al, p. 649-650; "Half of physicians are in practices with nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, or physician assistants," a peer commentary on the paper "Nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physician assistants in physician offices" by M. Park, D. Cherry, S.L. Decker, p. 650; "Certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may increase congenital anomalies when used in the first trimester of pregnancy," a peer commentary on the paper "Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risk for major congenital anomalies" by H. Malm, M. Artama, M. Gissler, A. Ritvanen. She also published "Normal and abnormal uterine bleeding" (a chapter) in Women's Gynecologic Health, 2013, with co-author Dr. Kerri Durnell Schuiling, Northern Michigan University. She published the following article in Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 57(2): "Planned home birth with community midwives has outcomes as good or better than planned hospital birth," a peer commentary on the paper "Planned home compared with planned hospital births in the Netherlands" by J. Van der Kooy, J. Poeran, J.P. de Graaf, et al, p. 201-202; "Closer surveillance in pregnancy for women with polycystic ovary syndrome may be merited," a peer commentary on the paper "Risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: population based cohort study" by N. Roos, H. Kieler, L. Sahlin, et al, p. 202-203; "Women's health benefits of aspirin therapy," a peer commentary on the paper "The role of aspirin in women's health" by W.A. Verheugt and A.C. Bolte; "Exercise is good for pregnant women and safe for the fetus" (a peer commentary) in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Vol. 57, Issue 4, p. 418-422, July/August; "Red wine may decrease endogenous estrogen levels in premenopausal women, but does this protect against breast cancer?" (a peer commentary on the paper "Red versus white wine as a nutritional aromatase inhibitor in premenopausal women: a pilot study" by C. Shufelt, N.B. Merz, Y. YuChing et al.) in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Vol. 57, Issue 4, p. 419-421, July/August; "Drink tea for bone health but not too much" a peer commentary on the paper "Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) consumption is associated with higher bone mineral density in postmenopausal women" by A.S. Conforti, M.E. Gallo, F.D. Sarvi) in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Vol. 57, Issue 4, p. 421-422, July/August.
Dr. James Garven, professor and holder of The Frank S. Groner Memorial Chair in Finance, published "On the Demand for Corporate Insurance" (a chapter) in The Handbook of Insurance, 2nd ed., pg. 34, in April.
Dr. Earl Grinols, Distinguished Professor of Economics, published "Efficient Intervention and Entitlement Replacement," in The Economic Challenge: Fiscal, Monetary and Financial Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and the Common Good, 2012.
Dr. D. Thomas Hanks, Jr., professor of English, published "Tolkien's Leaf by Niggle: A Blossom on the Tree of Tales" in The Journal of Inklings Studies, spring 2012; "His study was but little on the Bible: Today's Student and the Bible in The Canterbury Tales" in Medieval Perspectives, Vol. 25, Issue 2010 , p. 51-67, June 2012.
Christopher Hansen, associate professor of communication studies and director of the film and digital media division, published "The Mind Behind the Mockumentary: The Proper Care and Feeding of an American Messiah" (a chapter) in Too Bold for the Box Office: The Mockumentary from Big Screen to Small, p. 137-150, August 2012.
Dr. Karol Hardin, assistant professor of Spanish, published "Complaints in Kewa Letters" in Oceanic Linguistics, June 2012, with co-author Karl J. Franklin.
Dr. Adrienne Harris, assistant professor of Russian, published "Memorialisations of a Martyr and her Mutilated Bodies: Public Monuments to Soviet War Hero Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1942-the present)" in The Journal of War and Culture Studies, 5.1, August 2012.
Dr. Walter C. Holmes, professor of biology, and doctoral candidate, Jeffrey N. Mink, published "A New Species of Hymenoxys (Asteraceae: Heliantheae) From Texas" in Novon, March 2012, with co-author J. R. Singhurst.
Dr. Andrew Hogue, director of Civic Education and Community Service and lecturer in political science, published Stumping God: Reagan, Carter, and the Invention of a Political Faith Aug. 1.
Dr. Emily M. Hunter, assistant professor of management, published "A two-study examination of work-family conflict, production deviance and gender" in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, July 2012, with co-authors Dr. Merideth Ferguson, assistant professor of management, Dr. Dawn S. Carlson, professor of management and holder of The H.R. Gibson Chair of Management Development, and Dwayne Whitten.
Dr. Truell Hyde, professor of physics, vice provost for research and director of CASPER, Victor Land, research scientist, Dr. Ke Qiao, CASPER research scientist, and Dr. Lorin Matthews, assistant professor of physics, published "Determination of the levitation limits of dust particles within the sheath in complex plasma experiments" in Phys. Plasmas 19, (2012) 013707. Co-author is graduate student Angela Douglas. Land, Matthews and Hyde also published "Charging and coagulation of dust in protoplanetary plasma environments" in Astrophysical Journal, 744 (2012) 8. Matthews and Hyde published "The influence of monomer shape on aggregate morphologies" in Astronomy and Astrophysics A99 (2012) 539. Co-authors are graduate students J. Perry and E. Gostomski.
Dr. Sung Joon Jang, associate professor of sociology, with Byron R. Johnson, co-director of the Institute of Study of Religion and Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences, published "Religious Involvement and Dynamics of Marijuana Use: Initiation, Persistence and Desistence," in Deviant Behavior, 33:6, 448-468, 2012, with co-authors Jeffery T. Ulmer, Pennsylvania State University, and Scott A. Desmond, Indiana University, Purdue University. He also published "General strain and non-strain theories: A study of crime in emerging adulthood" in the Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 40, p. 176-186, 2012, with co-author Dr. Jeremy Rhodes, a former PhD student who is now an assistant professor of sociology at Hardin Simmons University.
Nathan Kilpatrick, teaching assistant in English, published "Singing a New Song from the Conqueror's Music: Religious Hybridity in The Poisonwood Bible" in Religion & Literature, Vol. 43.3, spring 2012.
Dr. Joshua King, assistant professor of English, published "Coleridge's Aids to Reflection, Print Culture, and Mediated Spiritual Community," in European Romantic Review, Vol. 23.1, February 2012, p. 43-62; "Coleridge's Late Confessions: Personification, Convention and Free Agency," in Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, issue #61-2, June 2012; "Wordsworth and Reading Verse," in Essays in Romanticism, vol. 19, June 2012; "The Idiot Boy" in The Literary Encyclopedia, March 2012; "A Post-Secular Victorian Study: Religion, Reading, and Imagining Britain" in Nineteenth-Century Prose, Vol. 39.1-2, p. 58-70, spring and fall 2012. His review "Victorian Poetics and the Romantic Legacy: Challenging the Personal Voice," is accepted for publication in Victorian Studies 54.1, winter 2012: "Broken Promises and Blind Pleasures in Wordsworth's The Idiot Boy" in The CEA Critic, Vol. 73.3, p. 49-69, spring-summer 2012.
Dr. Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology, and Jeff A. Back, research technician at the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems, published "Catchment Topography and Wetland Geomorphology Drive Macroinvertebrate Community Structure and Juvenile Salmonid Distributions in Southcentral Alaska Headwater Streams" with co-authors C.M. Walker, D.F. Whigham and S. Baird; "Grazing Minnows Increase Benthic Autograophy and Enhance Response of Periphyton Elemental Composition to Experimental Phosphorus Additions" with co-author J.M. Taylor in Freshwater Science, 2012. He also published "Multiscale Influences on Wetland Vegetation Associated with Headwater Streams in the Kenai Lowlands, Alaska" and "Watershed-Scale Connections Between Wetlands and Stream Chemistry in the Kenai Lowlands, Alaska" in Wetlands, 2012 with co-authors C.M. Walker, D.W. Whigham and S. Baird; "Allochthorous Subsidies from Grass-Dominated Wetlands Support Juvenile Salmonids in Headwater Streams: Evidence from Stable Isotopes of Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen" in Freshwater Science, 31:121-132, with co-authors Dr. Matthew P. Dekar, postdoctoral research fellow; C.M. Walker; D.W. Whigham and Jeff A. Back, research technician at the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems.
Dr. Eric Lai, professor of music theory, published "Toward a Theory of Coherence: Compositional Use of the Turn in Bruckner's Symphonies" in The Bruckner Journal 16/1, p. 11-12, March 2012. He also published a review of performances of Bruckner's Second Symphony by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and the Nashville Symphony in The Bruckner Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 2, p. 38-40, July 2012.
Dr. Dorothy Leidner, professor of information systems, director of the Baylor Center for Knowledge Management and holder of The Randall W. and Sarah Ferguson Professorship, published "Bridging the Work/Social Divide: The Emotional Response to Organizational Social Networking Sites" in the European Journal of Information Systems, April 2012, with co-author Ester Gonzalez, instructor of information systems, and Dr. Hope Koch, assistant professor of information systems.
Ben Mangrum, former graduate student of English, published "Democracy, Justice, and Tragedy in Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men" in Religion & Literature, Vol. 43.3, spring 2012.
Dr. Judy Wright Lott, professor of nursing, published "Rx for Deans; Creating an Effective Dean's Board" in Nurse Educator, Vol. 37, Issue 1, p. 6-7, 2012.
Dr. Jason MacGregor, assistant professor of accounting, published "Audit Committee Equity Holdings, the Risk of Reporting Problems, and the Achievement of Earnings Thresholds" in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, November 2012.
Adam Marshall, English graduate student, published "Herbert's JORDAN (I)" in The Explicator.
Jennifer Massey, assistant dean of student learning and engagement, published "Eco-Campus: Applying the Ecocity Model to Develop Green University and College Campuses" in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 13: 2, p. 150-165, 2012, with co-author Jessica Finlay.
Dr. Timothy R. McKinney, professor of music theory, published "Crosscurrents of Venetian Style and Patronage in Adrian Willaert's Ne l'amar'e fredd'onde" in the Journal of the Alamire Foundation April 1, p. 73-88.
Dr. David W. Music, professor of church music, had "How Faint the Stable Lantern's Light" published by Augsburg Fortress Press and "Follow the Star Bethlehem" by GIA Publications. He published "The John Beatty Manuscript: An Eighteenth-Century American Tunebook" in The Hymn, Vol. 63, Issue 2, p. 27-38, Spring 2012.
Dr. Mitchell Neubert, associate professor of management and holder of The Hazel and Harry Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business, published "Three Alternatives to Organizational Value Change and Formation: Top Down, Spontaneous Decentralized, and Interactive Dialogical" in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 2012, with co-authors Michael Boniface and Michael Rashmi.
Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics, published "Religion, Corruption, and the Rule of Law" in the Journal of Money, Credit & Banking, 2013 with co-authors Wafa Hakim Orman and Carl R. Gwin.
Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology, published Against Calvinism, October 2011; "Postconservative Evangelicalism" (a chapter) in Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism, 2011; "Arminianism is God-centered Theology" in Wesleyan Journal of Theology, fall 2011; "Pietism: Myths and Realities" (a chapter) in The Pietist Impulse in Christianity, 2011; "An Arminian Account of Free Will" in Catalyst: Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives, Vol. 38, Issue 4, April 2012.
Dr. Leslie K. Payne, assistant professor in nursing, published "An 8-Year-Old with Tinea Capitis and Secondary Rash" in Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, Vol. 34, Issue 1, p. 24-31, 2012.
Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, published "An Amino-Benzosuberene Analogue That Inhibits Tubulin Assembly and Demonstrates Remarkable Cytotoxicity" in Medicinal Chemistry Communications. Co-authors are Dr. Rajendra P. Tanpure and Dr. Tracy E. Strecker, postdoctoral research associates, Clinton S. George, recent graduate student, May 2012, Dr. Madhavi Sriram, former graduate student and postdoctoral research associate, Justin K. Tidmore and Amanda K. Charlton-Sevcik, current Baylor graduate students, Dr. Ernest Hamel, collaborator at The National Cancer Institute, and Dr. David J. Chaplin, collaborator and advisor/consultant to Oxigene Inc. Pinney and Trawick published "Synthesis and Biochemical Evaluation of Thiochromanone Thiosemicarbazone Analogues as Inhibitors of Cathepsin L" in ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Vol. 3, pg. 450-453, co-authored by Jiangli Song, Gustavo E. Chavarria, and Amanda K. Charlton-Sevcik, graduate students, Lindsay M. Jones, May 2012 PhD graduate, Dr. Shen-En Chen, former Baylor graduate student and postdoctoral research associate, Dr. G. D. Kishore Kumar, former postdoctoral research associate, Elizabeth S. Conner and Liela Bayeh, former Baylor undergraduate students, and Dr. David J. Chaplin, collaborator and advisor/consultant to Oxigene Inc. They also had two U.S. patents issued: "Inhibitors of Cysteine Proteases and Methods of Use Thereof" (US 8,173,696), issued May 8 with co-inventors Dr. Rogelio Siles, Dr. Milenka Arispe-Angulo, and Freeland J. Ackley, graduate students, Dr. Ming Zhou, former postdoctoral research associate and Dr. Shen-En Chen, former graduate student and postdoctoral research associate; "Indole-Containing and Combretastatin-Related Anti-Mitotic and Anti-Tubulin Polymerization Agents" (EP 1 214 298 B1), issued May 30 with co-inventors Dr. Maria Del Pilar Mejia and Feng Wang, former graduate students.
Dr. Robert Ray, professor of English, published a review of The Christian Hebraism of John Donne by Chanita Goodblatt in Religion and the Arts, col. 12, 2012, numbers 1-2.
Catherine Rosser, senior lecture in nursing and undergraduate program director, published Memory Notebook of Nursing, Vol. 2, 4th ed. with co-authors J.G. Zerwekh and J.C. Claborn.
Dr. Richard Russell, associate professor of English, published "The Keats and Hopkins Dialectic in Seamus Heaney's Early Poetry: 'The Forge,'" in the Irish literature issue of ANQ, November 2011; "Brian Friel's Short Fiction: Nature, Community, and Modernity" in Irish University Review, fall/winter 2012; "Shades of Larkin: Singularity and Transcendence in Derek Mahon's 'A Garage in Co. Cork,'" in the Journal of Modern Literature, spring 2012.
C. Sims published "Transcription Profiling Associated with Life Cycle of the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles Gambiae" in the Journal of Medical Entomology, 2012, with co-authors B.W. Harker, Y.S. Hong, A.N. Dana, R.V. Bruggner, N.F. Lobo, M.K. Kern, M.V. Sharakhova and F.H. Collins.
Lori A. Spies, senior lecturer in nursing, published "Recognizing Syphilis in an HIV-Infected Patient" in The Nurse Practitioner, Vol. 36, Issue 12, p. 7, 2011, with co-author Dr. Rebecca D. Martin, part time lecturer in nursing.
Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of educational administration, published "Thriving in High-Risk Students" (a chapter) in Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to College Student Success, p. 87-110, 2012, with co-author Deb Vetter, Asbury University.
Dr. Marty Stuebs, Jr., associate professor of accounting, published "What Ethics Lie Beyond Oil?" in the Journal of Accounting Education, Vol. 30, No. 3, Sept. 2012, with co-author Dr. Gia Chevis, clinical professor, director of the graduate accounting program and holder of the Price Waterhouse Faculty Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
Dr. Tony L. Talbert, associate professor of education, assistant chair and graduate program director, published "Science teacher left behind: A case study investigation" in Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, Vol. 6, Issue 2012, 2012, with co-author Dr. Dionne Jackson, Hendrix College. He also published "Qualitative Assertions as Prescriptive Statements" in Educational Psychology Review, Vol. 23, Issue 2, p. 263-271, 2011, with co-author Dr. Amanda Nolen, University of Arkansas, Little Rock.
Dr. Alex Thiltges, lecturer in French, translated the following novels: Gerald Locklin: California Dreamin', Paris: 13E Note editions; Charles Bukowski: Shakespeare n'a jamais fait ca, Paris: 13E Note editions; Larry Fondation: Les nuits en colère, Paris: Fayard.
Dr. Stephen Trumble, assistant professor of biology, published "Comparing Gas Chromatographic Techniques Used in Fatty Acid Profiling of Morther Fur Seals (Callorhinusursinus) and Stellar Sea Lions (Eumetopiasjubatus) from Lovushki Island Complex, Russia" in the International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 2011, with co-authors S. Quinn, J. Waite, S. Usenko and graduate student Kathy Young.
Dr. David Vanhoose, professor of economics and Herman W. Lay, professor of private enterprise, published "Durable Goods and Sticky Prices: Industry-Level Evidence" in Economics Letters, March 2012, with co-author Carl R. Gwin; "Bank Balance Sheet Dynamics under a Regulatory Liquidity-Coverage-Ratio Constraint" in the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Working Paper 12-09, April 2012, with co-author Lakshmi Balasubramanyan.
Dr. Kirk Wakefield, professor and holder of The Edwin W. Streetman Professorship in Retail Management, published "How Sponsorships Work: The Sponsorship Engagement Model" in Event Management, spring 2012; "The Impact of Trust and IT Capability on Cloud Deployment Success, Firm Performance, and Vendor Satisfaction: A Global Study of Vendor and Adopter Relations," with co-authors Gary Garrison and Sang Kim, and "ICT Pervasiveness and Corruption: A Study of African Nations," with co-author Carl Korkpoe, in Proceedings of the American Accounting Association, Aug. 2012.
Dr. Dan Walden, assistant professor of English, published a monograph titled "The Coastal Frontier and the Oceanic Wilderness in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" by The Edgar Allan Poe Society, Baltimore, 2011.
Dr. B.F.L. Ward, distinguished professor of physics, published "Planck Scale Cosmology and Asymptotic Safety in Resummed Quantum Gravity: An Estimate of Lambda" (a chapter) in Quantum Gravity, 2012; "Estimates of Radiation by Superluminal Neutrinos" in Phys. Rev. D., Vol. 85, Issue 073007, 2012, with co-authors Dr. S.K. Majhi and Dr. S.A. Yost; "Exact Amplitude-Based Resummation in Quantum Field Theory: Recent Results" in PoS (RADCOR 2011), p. 022, 2012, with co-authors Dr. S.K. Majhi and Dr. S.A. Yost; "Herwiri2: CEEX Electroweak Corrections in a Hadronic MC" in PoS (RADCOR 2011), p. 017, 2012, with co-authors Dr. S.A. Yost, Dr. M. Hejna and Dr. V. Halyo.
Dr. Marley Watkins, professor and chair of educational psychology, published "The Assessment of Youth Psychopathology in Trinidad and Tobago: A Cross- Cultural Construct Validity Study of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents" in the International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, Vol. 10, Issue 1, p. 159-178, 2012, with co-authors Dr. Suzanne George, Abington School District, Penn., Dr. Paul McDermott, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Frank Worrell, University of California-Berkeley, and Dr. Tracey Hall, Center for Applied Technology, Mass; "Diagnostic Utility of WISC-IV General Abilities Index and Cognitive Proficiency Index Difference Scores Among Children With ADHD" in the Journal of Applied School Psychology, Vol. 28, p. 133-154, 2012, with co-author Sarah Devena, Arizona State University.
Dr. Bill Weeks, professor of marketing, published "An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Polychronicity and Meeting Deadlines on Sales Force Role Stress" in the Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, July 2012, with co-authors Christophe Fournier, Dr. Chris Blocker, professor of marketing, and Larry Chonko.
Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, professor and associate dean for graduate studies and research, published "Multiple Captures of Reithrodontomys Fulvescens and Baiomys Taylori: Evidence for Short-Term Co-Travelling" with co-authors Nick S. Green, biology doctoral candidate, C.E. Early and L.K. Beard; "Canopy and Edge Activity of Bats in Aspen Forest" with co-author T.W. Pettit in the Canadian Journal of Zoology.
Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, published "Adolescents' Body-Tanning Behaviors: Influences of Gender, Body Mass Index, Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance and Body Satisfaction" in the International Journal of Consumer Studies, 36(2), 360-366, with co-author Hye-Young Kim, University of Minnesota; "The Consumption Values and Consumer Innovativeness on Convergence Products" in Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 112, Issue 5, p. 688-706, 2012, with co-authors Won-Moo Hur, Pukyong National University, and Te-Lin Chung, Iowa State University; "Adolescent boys' grooming product use and perceived health risks: An exploration of parental influence" in Health Education Journal, Vol. 71, Issue 3, p. 299-308, 2012, with co-authors John Jacob, Radford University, and Dr. Margaret Baier, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences; "Perceived Risk of Sunless Tanning Product Utilization and Its Relationship to Body Satisfaction" in the International Journal of Marketing Studies, Vol. 4, Issue 4, p. 13-21, August.
Dr. Zhenrong Zhang, assistant professor of physics, published "Preparation, Characterization and Catalytic Properties of Tungsten Trioxide Cyclic Trimers on FeO(111)/Pt(111)" in J. Phys. Chem. C, Vol. 116, p. 908-916, 2012, with co-authors Dr. S. Li, Dr. Z. Li, Dr. B. D. Kay, Dr. R. Rousseau and Dr. Z. Dohnalek.
Dr. Kendall Artz, chair of management and entrepreneurship and senior director of entrepreneurial studies, presented "Does Marketing Strategy Matter for Microcredit Firms? Market Orientation, Innovation and Performance in Developing Economies" in June at the 2012 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Cinthia Salinas, University of Texas, presented "Enacting Critical Historical Thinking: A Continuum of Possibilities," and "Changing the narrative: Dissecting content and structure through historical thinking" at the American Educational Research Association, held April 13-17 in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Christopher Blocker, assistant professor of marketing, presented "Consumer Desire Deprivation and Trajectories in Poverty," co-authored by Andres Barrios, and "The Role of Marketing Capabilities for Microventure Performance and Individual Well-being in Subsistence Markets," co-authored by Dr. Steve Bradley, assistant professor of management, Jeffery McMullen and Kendall W. Artz, chair of management and entrepreneurship and senior director of entrepreneurial studies, at the Fourth Subsistence Marketplaces Conference, held July 2012 in Chicago, Ill. He also presented "Deprivation of Desire, Tools of Desire and Turning Points in Poverty," co-authored by Andres Barrios, at the Consumer Culture Theory Conference, held in August at Oxford University.
Dr. Mary C. Brucker, professor of nursing, was the keynote speaker on Women's Health Care at the Kansas City Annual Woman's Health Conference, held March 22 in Kansas City, Mo. She was a panel member on "Liability Issues for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Midwives - Implications for the Future" at the Hospital Insurance Forum, held March 26 in Scottsdale, Ariz. She presented "How to Publish" at the AWHONN National Meeting, held June 25 in Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth Davis, executive vice president and provost, presented "It's Story Time: Creating Context for Teaching Managerial Accounting" at the John Wiley and Sons Wiley Faculty Network on March 20 and at the American Accounting Association's annual meeting held Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and writer-in-residence, attended the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Feb. 8-12, where he chaired a session and gave a reading of some of his personal poems.
Dr. Michael-John DePalma, assistant professor of English, presented "Assessing Adaptive Transfer in Community-Based Writing" at Landmark Lecture in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, held April 2012 in San Diego State University; "Mapping Religious Rhetorics: Current Trends, Future Directions" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, held March 2012; "Framing Matters: Establishing a Research Space in Archival Studies" at the 63rd Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, held in March in St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Jeff Doyle, dean for student learning and engagement, presented "The Impact of Increasing Institutional Size on Student Affairs Leadership and Management" at NASPA Region III Summer Symposium, "Riding the Wave of Student Change," held in June in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dr. Steven Driese, professor and chair of geology, presented the keynote paper "Construction of a Fully Searchable Soils Database Integrating Soil Characterization Data and Whole-Soil Geochemical Data" at the International Goldschmidt Conference on Geochemisty, held June 26 in Montreal, Canada.
Adam P. Ecklund, director of Engineering and Computer Science Student Initiatives, and Emily Sandvall, assistant director of Engineering and Computer Science Student Initiatives, presented "Don't Reinvent the Wheel" and "Empowering Students to Lead" at the ACUHO-I Living Learning Programs Conference, held Oct.11-13 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Dr. Jan Evans, associate professor of Spanish, presented "Miguel de Unamuno's Lived Philosophy" March 22-24 at the annual meeting of the North American Christian Foreign Language Association held at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Dr. Mary Ann Faucher, associate professor of nursing, presented "Research Methods" at Nam Dinh University, Nam Dinh, Vietnam, held May 23. She also presented "Headaches: Are they a marker for stroke in women? An evidence-based review" at the Association of Women's Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), held June 25 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English, taught courses on "Theology in the films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two and The Tree of Life" at St. David's Episcopal Church, Austin, Aug. 14 and 28, 2011; He taught a class on his book The Other Jesus at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia on Sept. 4, 2011. He gave a talk on his book Holy Superheroes! at Westlake United Methodist Church, Austin on Sept. 18. He was a featured writer at Bookpeople in Austin for their fall Theology on Tap event, discussing his books The Other Jesus and We Get to Carry Each Other on Oct. 6, 2011. He spoke on We Get to Carry Each Other at University United Methodist Church in Austin on Oct. 18, 2011. He moderated three panels at the Austin Film Festival's annual screenwriting conference, Oct. 21-22, 2011. On Oct. 27, 2011, Dr. Garrett spoke about his work in theology and culture for the Austin Institute of Interfaith Dialogue. He delivered a lecture series on "The Other Jesus for the Religion and Life" at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Nov. 10, 2011. Nov. 16-18, 2011, he was the Otis Young Lecturer on Religion and Ethics at Doane College, Crete, Neb., delivering lectures on One Fine Potion and The Other Jesus. On Nov. 20, 2011, he was the featured preacher on Day One, a national radio show formerly called The Protestant Hour. The broadcast featured his sermon for Christ the King Sunday and an interview about his work as a writer of fiction and theology.
Dr. James Garven, professor and holder of The Frank S. Groner Memorial Chair in Finance, presented "Overconfidence Bias and the Demand for Health Insurance" at the Eastern Finance Association, Boston, Mass., in April with co-author James I. Hilliard. He also presented "Noise Hedging and Executive Compensation," co-authored by Neil A. Doherty and Sven Sinclair, at the Center for Insurance Research, College of Business at Florida State University on March 30. He co-authored "Overconfidence Bias and the Demand for Health Insurance," presented at the 2nd Interdisciplinary Health Insurance Symposium held by Center for Insurance Research at Florida State University on Feb. 17 by James I. Hilliard.
Christoph Gomringer, graduate student, Helmut Koch, graduate student, Dr. Rene' Laufer, associate research scientist for the CASPER Center, and Dr. Lorin Matthews, assistant professor of physics, presented "Setup of an Inductively Heated Plasma Generator and Diagnostics to Build a Hybrid Plasma Simulation Facility for Complex Space Environment Investigations," co-authored by Michael Dropmann, graduate student, Susanne Peters, graduate student, Dr. Georg Herdrich, adjunct associate professor, Mike Cook, senior research technician for the CASPER Center, and Dr. Truell Hyde, vice provost of research and director of the CASPER Center, and professor of physics, at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held March 19-23 in The Woodlands, Texas.
Dr. Dana Lee Haines, associate director of Student Activities for business administration and ticket operations, presented "Develop a Student Union Emergency Plan" at the Association of College Unions International Annual Conference in Boston, Mass. March 21.
Dominque Hill, senior intramural coordinator, presented "Roadmap for Success: The Graduate Assistant Manual" at the 2012 National Intramural Sports Symposium June 13-15 in Columbus, Ohio with co-presenter Abbie Lawson, intramural graduate assistant.
Dr. Thomas Kidd, associate professor of history, was the spring commencement keynote speaker for Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., on May 5. His address was titled "Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots."
Dr. Victor Land, research scientist and post-doctorate in physics, presented "Dust Aggregation in Protoplanetary Disks in the Presence of Plasma Charging, UV Charging and Secondary Electron Emission" at the European Space Agency's conference on Dust and Grains in Low Gravity and Space Environment, held in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
Donna M. LoSasso, temporary full-time lecturer in nursing, presented "The Tiny Babies Project: A Baseline Data Analysis" at Continuing Medical Education, Baylor University Medical Center, held Jan. 5 in Dallas and at at Pediatrix Medical Group DFW Collaborative for Quality Improvement Meeting, held Jan. 26 in Dallas. She also presented "The Tiny Babies Project: Parents' Perceived Needs at Discharge from the NICU" at National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Research Summit, held March 27-29 in Scottsdale, Ariz; "The Tiny Babies Project: Evidence-Based Care to Improve the Transition Home," co-authored by Dr. Mustafa Suterwala, Pediatrix Medical Group, and Dr. Mary Terhaar, The Johns Hopkins University, at The Summer Institute of Evidence-Based Quality Improvement, held July 18-21 in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Lorin Matthews, assistant professor of physics, presented "Charging of Dust Aggregates in Astrophysical Environments" at the European Space Agency's conference on Dust and Grains in Low Gravity and Space Environment, held in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Matthews and fellow CASPER members Helmut Koch, Christoph Gomringer, Alexander Wolf, Jonathan Perry and Jesse Kimery presented the following four posters at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held in The Woodlands, Texas, March 19-23: "Setup of an Inductively - Heated Plasma Generator and Diagnostics to Build a Hybrid Plasma Simulation Facility for Complex Space Environment Investigations," authors M. Dropmann, C. Gomringer, H. Koch, S. Peters, G. Herdrich, M. Cook, J. Schmoke, R. Laufer, L. S. Matthews, T. W. Hyde; "Effects of Monomer Shape on the Formation of Fractal Aggregates Under a Power Law Distribution," authors J. D. Perry, J. Kimery. L. S. Matthews, and T. W. Hyde; "Piezo Dust Detector (PDD) - A Modular Miniaturized In-Situ Measurement Instrument for Dust Research," authors A. Wolf, R. Laufer, G. Lightsey, G. Herdrich, R. Srama, H.P. Röser, T. W. Hyde; and "Multi Wall Carbon Nano Tubes as Material for a Space Elevator on the Moon," authors J. A. Carmona Reyes, S. Peters, G. Herdrich, R. Srama, J. Schmoke, M. Cook, L. Matthews, R. Laufer, T. W. Hyde.
Dr. Timothy R. McKinney, professor of music theory, presented a paper entitled "Zarlino on Variety and Counterpoint" at the South-Central Renaissance Conference, held in New Orleans, La. March 8-10; "What does the United States' 'Pivot to Asia' Portend for Transatlantic Economic Relations?" at the Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Meeting, held in July at University College in Cork, Ireland.
Dr. Ann Mirabito, assistant professor in marketing, presented "Images and Law" and "Privacy, History and Discourse" at the Law, Culture and the Humanities Annual Conference held in March in Fort Worth, Texas.
Brandon Moore, graduate student, Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, presented "The Impact of iCivics Curriculum on Students' Core Civic Knowledge: iCivics curriculum in action study utilizing ANOVA" at Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Social Studies, held in March in Orlando, Fla.
Carolyn Muska, associate director of Career Services, presented "Recruiting Interns: What Does and Doesn't Work?" with a panel of career services directors from the Big 12 Conference universities at the National Association of Colleges and Employers Conference & Expo, held June 14 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Dr. David W. Music, professor of church music, presented "Just a Little Talk: Stamps-Baxter and Texas Methodists" at the Texas United Methodist Historical Society, March 24. He also presented "So Great a Cloud: A Historical Perspective" at the Baptist Church Music Conference, held June 4 in Tulsa, Okla.
Patricia Nunley, associate professor of business law, presented "Cat's Paw Theory as a Basis for Liability in Employment Discrimination Cases: Lessons from Staub v Proctor Hospital" at the San Antonio Regional Meeting of ALSB in San Antonio on March 9. Co-author was Martha C. Agee, senior lecturer in business law.
Joe Oliver, North Village residence hall director, and Caleb Farmer, Brooks College residence hall director, presented "A History and Implementation of Living-Learning Programs" at the Association of Christians in Student Development Cultivating Wisdom Conference, held June 4-7 at Taylor University.
Dr. Roger E. Olsonv, professor of theology, presented "Clark Pinnock and Evangelical Theology" at the American Academy of Religion, Nov. 18, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif.; "A Postconservative Evangelical Response to Panentheisms Old and New" at the American Academy of Religion, March 31 in St. Paul, Minn.
Jane Price, senior lecturer in nursing, presented "Mission Trip to Cary, Mississippi" with co-presenter Mary A. Bruce, temporary full-time lecturer in nursing, and "Interactive Teaching Methods in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing" with co-presenter Kathryn Voreis, lecturer in nursing, at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing Alumni Reunion, held March 24 in Dallas.
Dr. Pedro Reyes, associate professor of management, presented "Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Global Supply Chain Management," at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute held in Newport, Rhode Island on March 22. Co-author was Marco Gonzalez-Aguilera, business administration graduate student.
Cheryl Ann Riley, coordinator of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, presented "Implementation & Evaluation of an Admission EBP Order Set for Late Preterm Infants" at Poster Presentation Summer Institute of Evidence-Based Practice UTHSCSA, held July 19 in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Jim Roberts, professor and holder of The Ben Williams Professorship in Marketing, presented "The Ethics of Over-Consumption" at the 19th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue held in St. Paul, Minn., April 2012.
Dr. Richard Russell, associate professor of English, presented "Spiritualized Nature: Brian Friel's Paganism in Dancing at Lughnasa," as part of the Association of Literature and the Environment Panel, Session One: "Spiritualized Nature," at the South Atlantic MLA; "A Phenomenological Reading of Cormac McCarthy's The Road" to the Cormac McCarthy Society Annual Conference in Austin Nov. 13, 2011; "Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland," to the University of St. Thomas Irish Studies Center in Houston Nov. 17, 2011. He gave an invited plenary presentation on literature and conflict to the Southern Methodist University Graduate Student English Conference, March 31, and gave a talk on the tercet form in Heaney's recent poetry to the national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies in New Orleans, March 14-17.
Lori A. Spies, senior lecturer in nursing, presented "Teaching Methodologies: Making Connections" at the Faculty Development Workshop, Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing, held Jan. 2, in Bangaluru, India.
Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor in educational administration, presented "Findings from the National Study of Student Affairs Professionals" at the annual meeting of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education in Phoenix, Ariz. Co-presenters were Ah Ra Cho, graduate student in higher education and student affairs, and Caroline Clark, undergraduate student and URSA scholar.
Karl Umlauf, artist-in-residence, participated in the "Celebration of Texas Art Exhibition" at the Williams Tower Art Center in Houston and at a solo exhibition at Houston Baptist University.
Dr. Robin Wakefield, associate professor of information systems, presented "The Impact of Trust and IT Capability on Cloud Deployment Success, Firm Performance, and Vendor Satisfaction: A Global Study of Vendor and Adopter Relations," co-authored by Gary Garrison and Sang Kim, at the American Accounting Association, held in August in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Anzhong Wang, professor of physics, presented "Overview of quantum gravity at Lifshitz point" and "Elimination of Spin-0 Gravitons in Horava's Gravity without Projectability Condition" at Testing Gravity with Astrophysical and Cosmological Observations, Jan. 23-Feb. 3, held in Kashiwa, Japan. Wang also presented "Horava's Theory of Quantum Gravity at Lifshitz Point: A Layman's View," to the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, Commerce, Feb. 23.
Dr. B.F.L. Ward, Distinguished Professor of Physics, presented "Interplay of IR-Improved DGLAP-CS Theory and NLO Parton Shower MC Precision," at LPCC Mini-Workshop on NLO Parton Shower MC's, held Feb. 28 in CERN, Switzerland. He also presented "IR-Improved Operator Product Expansions in non-Abelian Gauge Theory;" "An Estimate of Lambda in Resummed Quantum Gravity in the Context of Asymptotic Safety and Planck Scale Cosmology: Constraints on SUSY GUTS;" and "Interplay of IR-Improved DGLAP-CS Theory and NLO Parton Shower MC Precision," co-authored by Dr. Swapan K. Majhi, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta, India, Aditi Mukhopadhyay, graduate student, and Dr. Scott A. Yost, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C., at the 36th International Conference of High Energy Physics, held July 5 in Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Marley Watkins, professor and chair of educational psychology, presented "Differentiating Bipolar Disorder and ADHD: Discriminative Validity of the GBI," co-authored by Dr. Laura Pendergast, Dr. Kristen Merkitch and Dr. Lauren Alloy, from Temple University, Dr. Lyn Abramson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Dr. Eric Youngstrom, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, held in May in Chicago, Ill. He also presented "Anxiety disorder symptoms in Trinidadian adolescents," co-authored by Jennifer Planck, Arizona State University, at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, held in February in Philadelphia, Pa.; "Construct validity of the WISC-IV(UK) with a large Irish sample of referred children," co-authored by Dr. Gary Canivez, Eastern Illinois University, Dr. Trevor James, The National Assessment Agency, Ltd., Dr. Rebecca Good, The National Assessment Agency, Ltd., and Dr. Kate James, The National Assessment Agency, Ltd., at the 8th Conference of the International Test Commission, held July 3 in Amsterdam, Netherlands; and "The WISC arithmetic and digit span subtests: What do they measure?," co-authored by Dr. Christina Ravert, Manheim Township School District, Pennsylvania at 8th Conference of the International Test Commission, held July 3 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, presented "Perceived Harm of Tanning: Its Relationship to Body-Tanning Attitudes and Behaviors" at the 2012 Fashion and Health Symposium, April 20-22, held in St. Paul, Minn., with co-author Hye-Young Kim, University of Minnesota.
Zhenron Zang, assistant professor of physics, and graduate students Bo Zhang and Yaobiao (Eric) Xia presented "Adsorption and Diffusion of Acetone on Rutile TiO2 (110)" and "Acetone Assisted Diffusion of Oxygen Vacancies on TiO2 (110)" at Southwest Catalysis Society 2012 Spring Symposium, held Feb. 4 in Houston.
Dr. Mary C. Brucker, professor of nursing, became editor of AWHONN Nursing for Women's Health in April, a publication with more than 26,000 subscribers. She received the American College of Nurse-Midwives Hattie Hemschemeyer Award from American College of Nurse-Midwives on June 6 for her contributions to midwifery, ACNM and maternal and child health.
Dr. Michael-John DePalma, assistant professor of English, and co-author Jeffrey M. Ringer received honorable mention for the Journal of Second Language Writing's 2011 Best Article of the Year for "Toward a Theory of Adaptive Transfer: Expanding Disciplinary Discussions of 'Transfer' in Second-Language Writing and Composition Studies."
Dr. Gary Elkin, professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the PsyD graduate program in psychology, received the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Investigator Research Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine for his work on clinical hypnosis for the treatment of hot flashes.
Vivian Gamblian, lecturer in nursing, was a 2012 Exceptional Nursing Educator Award Nominee from Elsevier on December 6, 2011. This award recognizes the work of an outstanding nursing faculty member who shows exceptional skill, innovation and effectiveness in regards to promoting student learning, professionalism and self-confidence.
Dr. Jaime Diaz-Granados, associate professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience, was appointed to the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation. He also was elected to serve on the executive board of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.
Steve Kieff, associate internal audit director, was chosen as president elect of the Texas Association of College and University Auditors in February.
Dr. Donna Marie LoSasso, assistant professor of nursing, was elected to serve on the national board of the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP) as District 4 council member, representing North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, on July 25.
Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of educational administration, became the director of research for the Texas Association of College and the University Student Personnel Administrators on May 31.
Karl Umlauf, artist-in-residence, received the 2012 Texas State Visual 2-D Artist Award from the Texas Commission on the Arts, which is appointed by the Texas State Legislature.
Dr. Dan Walden, assistant professor of English, was accepted to the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Institute on "The American Maritime People" at the Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies in Mystic, Conn.
Dr. B.F.L. Ward, distinguished professor of physics, will be an inaugural inductee to the Richmond Academy Hall of Fame in Augusta, Ga., Oct. 4, 2012.