Professional Spotlight - Winter 2013Jan. 25, 2013
Dr. Margaret Baier, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, published "A Model To Help Bereaved Individuals Understand The Grief Process" in Mental Health Practice, Vol. 16, Issue 1, p. 28-32, September 2012, with co-author Dr. Ruth Buechsel, Brooke Army Medical Center, Department of Behavioral Medicine.
Dr. Blake Burleson, associate dean for undergraduate studies and senior lecture in religion, published Entempling: Baptist Wisdom for Contemplative Prayer, Vol. 2, 2012.
Dr. Mary C. Brucker, professor of nursing, published "Nursing in Women's Health" in Lifelong Learning, Vol. 16, Issue 4, p. 269-70, August/September, 2012.
Dr. John Carlson, associate professor of information systems, published "Media Selection as a Strategic Component of Communication," August 2012, with co-authors Joey F. George and Joseph Valacich.
Dr. Marjorie Cooper, professor of marketing, published "Perspectives on the Augustinian/Neocene-Aquinian/BAM Discussion," Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, Vol. 15, No. 2, October 2012, pp. 92-99.
Dr. Pat D. Danley, assistant professor of biology, published "Phylogeography of Trimerotropis pallidepennis with Description Of A New Species From Argentina" in Journal of Biogeography, 2012, with co-authors Martin Husemann, doctoral student, V. Confalionieri, N. Guzman and M. M. Cigliano; "Intercontinental Relationships of Band-Winged Grasshoppers" in Metaleptea, Vol. 32, Issue (2), p. 4-5, 2012, with co-authors Husemann, A. Hochkirch, J.C. Habel and S. Namkung; "Phylogenetic Analysis Of Band-Winged Grasshoppers (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Oedipondinae) Reveal Convergence Of Wing Morphology" In Zoological Scripta, Vol. 41, P. 515-526, 2012, with co-authors Husemann, S.J. Namkung, J.C. Habel and A. Hochkirch; "The Impact of the Geologic History and Paleoclimate on the Diversification of East African Cichlids" in International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2012, with co-authors Husemann, Baoqing Ding, doctoral student, D. Peppe, L DelPietro and E. Beverly; "Acoustic Diversity in Lake Malawi's Rock-Dwelling Cichlid" in Environ. Biol. Fish., Issue 93, p. 23-30, 2012, with co-authors Husemann and J. Chetta; "Mitochondrial Capture And Incomplete Lineage Sorting in the Diversification Of Balitorine Loaches (Cypriniformes, Balitoridae) Revealed by Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes" in Zoologica Scripta, Vol. 41, Issue (3), p. 233-247, 2012, with co-authors Q.Y. Tang, S. Q. Liu, D. Yu and H.Z. Liu; "Paleoclimate, Geologic History, and the Diversification of East African Cichlid Fishes" in Int. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2012, with co-authors Husemann, Ding, L. DiPetro, E. Beverly and D. Peppe; "Phylogenetic Analysis of Band Winged Grasshopper Reveal Convergence of Wing Morphology" in Zoological Scripta, 2012, with co-authors Husemann, S. Namkung, J. Habel and A. Hoehkirch; "Biogeography of Trimerotropis Pallidipennis (Acrididae: Oedipodinae): Deep Divergence Within The Americas" in Journal of Biogeography, 2012, with co-authors Husemann, V. Confalonieri, H. Guzman and M.M. Cigliano.
Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and writer-in-residence, published "Sestina: A Mystery (based on six signal words in Elizabeth Bishops' 12 O'Clock News)" in Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry, Vol. I, Issue 1, p. 99-100, Summer 2012; "Landscape Under Glass" in Palo Alto Review: A Journal of Ideas, Summer 2012; "The Island" in The New Criterion, Vol. 33, Issue 5, p. 52, Summer 2012; "I-35, South of Waco" in Bohemia: Waco's Art & Literary Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 2, p. 33, April 2012; "The Poet" and "To Li Po" in Drumvoices Review, Vol. 17, Twentieth Anniversary Anthology, p. 86, 2011-2012; "Into Winter" in Concho River Review, Vol. XXVI, Issue 1, p. 70, Spring 2012.
Dr. Michael-John DePalma, assistant professor, published "Assessing Adaptive Transfer in Community-Based Writing" (a chapter) in Service-learning and Writing: Paving the Way for Literacy(ies) through Community Engagement, Fall 2012.
Dr. Robert Doyle, chair and director of the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems, published "Carbon Sink To Source: Longitudinal Gradients Of Planktonic P:R Ratios In Subtropical Reservoirs" in Biogeochemistry 107: 81-93, 2012 with co-authors M.D Forbes, J.T. Scott, J. Stanley, H. Huang, B.A. Fulton and B.W. Brooks; "A Multiple Variable Health Assessment And Descriptive Study Among College Students" in Psychological Reports, Vol. 110, p. 469-474, 2012, with co-authors A. Hubbs, Dr. Eva Doyle, professor of health, human performance and recreation and director of the School of Education Global Initiatives, and R. G. Bowden; "The Effects of Lowering Uric Acid Levels Using Allopurinol on Components of Metabolic Syndrome" in Cardiology Research, Vol. 3, p. 80-86, 2012, with co-authors E.J. Heimbach, R.G. Bowden, J.O. Griggs, A.A. Beaujean and Dr. Eva Doyle; "Nutrient Transformation And Retention By Coastal Prairie Wetlands, Upper Gulf Coast, Texas" in Wetlands, Vol. 32, p. 705-715, 2012, with co-authors M.G. Forbes and Jeff Back, research technician at the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems.
Dr. Carie Ford, clinical professor of accounting, published "The Effects of the Need for Cognition in Audit Sampling" in Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Vol. 15, 2012, pp. 29-52, with co-author Bill Pasewark.
Dr. Kevin Gardner, professor of English, published "Patrician Authority and Instability in The Way of the World" in Literature and Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Vol. 170, Summer 2012; "Clio's Rambling Bargain Basement: Peter Scupham and the Muse of History" in PN Review, Vol. 206, Summer 2012.
Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor, published "Model Selection Criteria Affect Measures Of Temporal Variation In Animal-Landscape Regression Models" in Diversity and Distributions, Vol. 18, p. 1472-4624, 2012, with co-author S.K. Riffell.
Kathy Hillman, associate professor and director of special collections for the Central Libraries, published the following book reviews: The Resignation of Eve: What If Adam's Rib Is No Longer Willing to Be the Church's Backbone? by Jim Henderson (Tyndale, 2012) in the Baptist Standard, Vol. 124, Issue 7, p. 19, April 2; Out of Mormonism: A Woman's True Story by Judy Robertson (Bethany House, 2011) in the Baptist Standard, Vol. 124, Issue 8, p. 19, April 16; The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, edited by J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall (Baker Books, 2011), in Baptist Standard, Vol. 124, Issue 11, p. 19, May 28; Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II by Elizabeth Flowers (University of North Carolina Press, 2012) in the Baptist Standard, Vol. 124, Issue 19, p. 19, Sept. 17; and Travelers Rest by Ann Tadlock (Bethany House, 2012) in the Baptist Standard, Vol. 124, Issue 21, p. 19, Oct. 15.
Dr. Walter C. Holmes, professor of biology, published "Geranium pusillum (Geraniaceae): New to Texas" in Phytoneuron, Vol. 82, p. 1-3, 2012, with co-author J.R. Singhurst; "A New Species of Hymenozys (Asteraceae, Helenieae, Tetraneuridinae) from Texas" in Novon, Issue 22, p. 56-59, 2012, with co-authors Dr. J.N. Mink and J. R. Singhurst; "Selenia aurea (Brassicaceae) in Texas: A Review" in Phytoneuron, Vol. 2012, Issue 62, p. 1-8, 2012, with co-authors J.R. Singhurst, Dr. J.N. Mink and M. White; "Nabalus aspera (Asteraceae) in Louisiana" in Phytoneuron, Vol. 2012, Issue 60, p. 1-4, 2012, with co-author J.R. Singhurst; Pinus clausa (Pinaceae) Adventure
in Texas" in Phytoneuron, Vol. 2012, Issue 24,
p. 1-5, 2012, with co-authors J. R. Singhurst and Dr. J.N. Mink; "Andropogon glaucopsis (Poaceae) in Texas" in Phytoneuron, Vol. 2012, Issue 16, p. 1-3, 2012, with co-authors J.R. Singhurst and B. A. Sorrie; "Sporobolus junceus (Panceae) in Oklahoma" in Platyneuron, Vol. 2012, Issue 12,
p. 1-4, 2012, with co-authors Dr. J.N. Mink and J.R. Singhurst.
Dr. David Hurtt, associate professor of accounting, published "Evaluating the Relationship Between Abnormal Audit Fees on Future Restatements" in Current Issues in Auditing, July 2012, with co-authors Jason MacGregor and Alan Blankley.
Dr. Bessie W. Kebaara, assistant professor of biology, published "Analysis Of Nonsense-Mediated Mrna Decay In Saccharomyces Cerevisiae" (Chapter 27) in Current Protocols in Cell Biology, Unit 27.3, March 2012, with co-authors Kristian E. Baker, Krista Patefield and A.L. Atkin.
Dr. Joshua King, assistant professor of English, published "John Keble's The Christian Year: Private Reading and Imagined National Religious Community" in Victorian Literature and Culture, Vol. 40, Issue 2, p. 397-420, Fall 2012.
Dr. Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology, published "Comparative Biogeography Reveals Differences in Population Genetic Structure of Five Species of Stream Fishes" in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2012, with co-authors Martin Husemann, doctoral student, J.W. Ray, E. Hooser and Dr. Patrick D. Danley, assistant professor of biology; "Contrasting Genetic Patterns In Largemouth And Spotted Bass Reveal Watershed Scale Impact Of Stocking" in Trans. Amer. Fish. Cos., Vol. 141(5), 2012, with co-authors J.W. Ray, Husemann and Danley; "Land Cover and Rainfall Interact to Shape Waterbird Community Composition" in PLoS One, 2012, with co-authors C. E. Studds, W.V. DeLuca, M. E. Baker and P. O. Marra; "Fish-Mediated Nutrient Cycling And Benthic Microbial Processes: Can Consumers Influence Stream Nutrient Cycling At Multiple Spaticl Acales?" in Freshwater Science, 2012, with co-authors J.M. Taylor, Dr. Jeff A. Back, research technician at the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems, and T.W. Valenti; "Divergent Responses Of Biomass And Enzyme Activities Suggest Differential Nutrient Limitation In Stream Periphyton" in Freshwater Science, 2012, with co-authors D.A. Lang and J.T. Scott; "Coupling Fish Community Structure with Instream Flow and Habitat Connectivity Between Two Hydrologically Extreme Years" in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, Issue 141, p. 1000-1015, 2012, with co-authors C.E. Stanley and J.M. Taylor; "How Many Mountains Can We Mine? Assessing the Regional Degradation of Central Appalachian Rivers by Surface Coal Mining" in Environmental Science and Technology, 2012, with co-authors E.S. Bernhardt, B.D. Lutz, A.M. Helton, C.A. Carter, J.P. Fay, D. Campagna and J. Amos.
Dr. Eric Lai, professor of music theory, published "Review of performances of Bruckner's Sixth Symphony by Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra" in The Bruckner Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 3, p. 35-37, November 2012.
Dr. Myeongwoo Lee, associate professor of biology, published "A Novel Mutation In B Integrin Reveals An Integrin-Mediated Interaction Between The Extracellular Matrix and Cki-1/P27KIP1" in PLoS One, Vol. 7, Issue (8), p. e42425, 2012, with co-authors S. Kihira, E.J. Yu, doctoral student in biology, J. Cunningham and E.J. Cram; "Differential Subcellular Localization Of DNA Topoisomerase-1 Isoforms And Their Roles During Caenorhabditis Elegans Development" in Gene Expr Patterns 12(5-6):189-195, 2012, with co-authors D.S. Cha, S.E. Hollis, U.S. Datla, S. Lee, J. Ryu, H.R. Jung, E. Kim, K. Kim, C. Li and M.H. Lee.
Dr. Charles North, associate professor of economics and associate director of Baylor Business Fellows, published a review of "Economic Origins of Roman Christianity," March 2012; "Regulation of Religious Markets" in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics, Paul Oslington (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2012.
Dr. Jerry Z Park, associate professor of sociology, published two chapters in Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, And Religion Among The Latino And Asian American Second Generation, 2012: "Racial Insularity and Ethnic Faith," p. 135-155, and "Introduction. Religious, Racial, and Ethnic Identities of the New Second Generation" p. 1-24. He also published "The Measure of American Religious Traditions" in Social Forces, Vol. 91, Issue 1, p. 65-73, September 2012, with co-author Dr. Robert D. Woodberry, National University of Singapore.
Dr. Robert Ray, professor of English, published "Twelfth Night" (a chapter) in Facts on File Companion to Shakespeare, Vol. 5, p. 1985-2029, Spring 2012.
Dr. Jim Roberts, professor of marketing and Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, published "A Preliminary Investigation of Materialism and Impulsiveness as Predictors of Technological Addictions Among Young Adults" in the Journal of Behavioral Addiction, September 2012, with co-author Stephen F. Pirog.
Cheolho Sim, assistant professor of biology, published "Transcription Profiling Associated with Life Cycle of the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles Gambiae" in the Journal of Medical Entomology, 49(2): 316-325, 2012, with co-authors Brent W. Harker, Young S. Hong, Ali N. Dana, Robert V. Bruggner, Neil F. Lobo, Marcy K. Kern, Maria Sharakhova and Frank H. Collins.
Dr. Marty Stuebs, associate professor of accounting, published "An Ethical Tax Dilemma: Support Of Hobby Versus Trade or Business in the Presence of Competing Incentives and Client Pressure" in the Journal of Accounting Education, 2012, with co-authors Brett Wilkinson and Andrew Arnold; "CFO Financial Expertise and Labor Efficiency, Productivity, and Cost" in the National Accounting Journal, September 2012, with co-author Li Sun.
Dr. Jeff Tanner, professor and associate dean for research and faculty development, published "Advancing A Youth-Centered Approach For Risk Behavior" in the Journal of Business Research, July 2012, with co-author Marlys Mason.
Dr. Crystal Y. Usenko, physiology lab coordinator, published "Hydroxylated PBDEs Induce Developmental Arrest In Zebrafish" in Toxicol and App Pharm, Issue 262, p. 43-51, 2012, with co-authors D.C. Hopkins, Dr. Steohen J. Trumble, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Erica D. Bruce, assistant professor of environmental sciences.
Dr. David M. Uber, professor of French, published "Sunday on the Seine with Maigret: Fantaisie and Joie de Vivre in La Guinguette Deux Sous" in the European Studies Conference 2011 Selected Proceedings, Spring 2012.
Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, divisional dean for sciences and professor of biology, published "Multiple Captures Of Reithrodontymys fulvescens and Northern Pygmy Mice Baiomys taylori: Evidence For Short-Term Co-Traveling" in Canadian Journal of Zoology, Issue 90, p. 313-319, 2012, with co-authors Dr. Nick S. Green, part-time lecturer, Dr. Cathy E. Early and L.K. Beard; "Canopy And Edge Activity Of Bats In A Quaking Aspen Populus tramuloides Forest" in Canadian Journal of Zoology, Issue 90, p. 798-807, 2012, with co-author Dr. Tommy W. Pettit.
Dr. Brett Wilkinson, associate professor and holder of The Roderick L. Holmes Chair of Accountancy, published The Effect of Patriotism on Tax Morale and Attitudes Toward Tax Compliance, August 2012, with co-author Jason MacGregor.
Dr. D.H. Williams, professor of religion in patristics, published "More Nicene than Nestorian: Ancient Theology in the Church of the East" in Studia Patristica, Vol. 52, p. 319-325, 2012; Complete English translation and annotation of Commentarium in Matthaeum by Hilary of Poitiers in the Fathers of the Church Series, vol. 125, 2012.
Dr. Matthew Wood, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, published "Learning from Levi Strauss' Legacy: Art, Craft, Engineering, Bricolage, and Brokerage in Entrepreneurship" in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, June 2012, with co-authors Brian Stinchfield and Reed Nelson.
Cindy Wu, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, published "Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities As A Means To Maintain Entrepreneurial Talent In Corporations," Vol. 25, No. 3, April 2012, pp. 327-348, with co-author Kevin L. Johnson.
Dr. Sara E. Alexander, chair and associate professor of anthropology, presented "Vulnerability and Resilience: Weathering Climate Shocks in Coastal Belize" as the Culture in Global Affairs Lecture for the Global Gender Program at George Washington University Sept. 13, 2012.
Dr. Kendall Artz, senior director of entrepreneurial studies and chair of management and entrepreneurship, presented "21st Century Education: Baylor's Accelerated Ventures Program" with co-author Leslie Palich, Holder of the Mrs. W.A. Mays Professorship in Entrepreneurship and Assistant Director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program, at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers October 2012 at Georgetown University.
Dr. Christopher Blocker, assistant professor of marketing, presented "Using Consumption Practices to Countervail Stigma Experiences and Transform Self-Identity among the Homeless," co-authored by Andres Barrios Fajardo, as part of special session Countervailing the Effects of Poverty: Individual and Collective Strategies Among Impoverished Consumers for Sustainable Well-Being, at the Association for Consumer Research North American Conference held October 2012 in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Mary C. Brucker, professor of nursing, presented "Participant/Representative" at the Joint Commission on Overuse of Medical Interventions, held Sept. 24, 2012, in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Rinn Cloud, professor and Mary Gibbs Jones Endowed Chair in Textile Science, presented "Isolation Gown Use, Performance and Potential Compliance Issues Identified By Infection Preventionists" at the Association of Professionals in Infection Control, held in San Antonio in June 2012.
Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and writer-in-residence, presented Welsh poet R.S. Thomas poems on prayer and his own poems at the North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History's Biennial Conference, held July 2012 in Bangor, Wales.
Dr. Robert Doyle, chair and director of reservoir and aquatic systems, presented "Nutrient Processing Within Coastal Prairie Wetlands: A Nexus to Galveston Bay, TX.," co-authored by M.G. Forbes, J. Back, R.D. Doyle, and Dr. Joe Yelderman, professor of geology, and "Marsh Madness: A Science Education Adventure Focused on Wetland Environments," co-authored by M. Mullins, N. Schell, T. Conry, at the 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference held June 4-8, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
Mary Elliott, lecturer in family and consumer sciences, presented "Maintaining Our FCS Identity Amongst Changing Program Structures: A Look At The New Clusters And Course Pathways For The State Of Texas" at The American Associate Of Family & Consumer Sciences National Conference, held June 26 in Indianapolis, Ind.; "Maintaining Our FCS Identify Within Changing Program Structures: A Look at the CTE Career Pathways and Common Core State Standards" at the New Hampshire Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, held Nov. 2, 2012, in Concord, N.H.
Dr. Shelby Lea Garner, lecturer in nursing, presented "Critical Thinking, Test Item Writing and Analysis" at Old Dominion University on Sept. 28, 2012, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Dr. James Garven, professor and Frank S. Groner Memorial Chair in Finance, presented "Optimism Bias and the Demand for Health Insurance," co-authored by James Hilliard, at the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists, held in September 2012 in Palma de Mallorca.
Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives, presented "REACT: The Human Side of Using Real-time Video Feedback Technology for Presentation Coaching" and "The Web Sustainability Project: Teaching Students How to Evaluate Corporate Communication of Sustainability" presented at the Communicating Sustainability in Business ABC Annual Convention, held in October 2012 in Honolulu.
Dr. Joshua King, assistant professor of English, presented "F.D. Maurice's Protestant Britain: National Spiritual Community and Networks of Print" at the North American Victorian Studies Association, held Sept. 29, 2012, in Madison, Wis.
Kathy Hillman, associate professor and director of special collections for the Central Libraries, presented "Success Stories: The Value of Your Support Community in Hard Economic Times" at the Texas Library Association, sponsored by the Library Friends, Trustees and Advocates Round Table and Public Libraries Division, held April 28, 2012, in Houston, Texas.
Dr. David Hurtt, associate professor of accounting, presented "Holding Period Tax Incentives and Earnings-Release Period Market Activity-IPO Sample" at Research Design on Causal Inference held August 2012 in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Mary Ann Jordan, clinical faculty member in educational administration, presented "A Study of the Leadership Qualities of Boudica, Warrior Queen of the Iceni" at the Oxford Round Table, held Aug. 5-9, 2012, at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.
Dr. Joshua King, assistant professor of English, presented "Coleridge's Clerisy and Print Culture" at the Coleridge Summer Conference, held July 25, 2012, in Somerset, England.
Dr. Bradley Lail, assistant professor of accounting, presented "The Usefulness of Non-Financial Measures for Management Earnings Forecasts," at the Research workshop, held November 2012 in Norman, Okla.
Dr. Timothy McKinney, professor of music theory, presented "Break-Offs and Broken Records: Formal Functions and Haydy's Impulsive and Compulsive Themes" at the Joint Conference of the Society for Music Theory, American Musicological Society and Society for Ethnomusicology, held Nov. 4, 2012, in New Orleans.
Dr. Ann Mirabiot, assistant professor of marketing, presented "Consumption Addiction: Developing a Research Agenda to Understanding How Consumers Progress from Normal to Maladaptive Consumption and Addiction" at the Association for Consumer Research, held October 2012 in Vancouver, B.C.
Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez and Dr. Elizabeth Bates, assistant professors of journalism, public relations and new media, presented "Using a Constructivist Approach to Teach SEO Tactics to PR Students" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), held Aug. 3, 2012, in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Patricia Norman, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, presented "Restructuring Actions and Resource Profiles" at the Southern Management Association 2012 Meeting held November 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of educational administration, presented "Understanding the Full Potential of Students" at New Professionals Institute of the Texas Association for College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA), held Oct. 14, 2012, in San Antonio.
Dr. Marty Stuebs, associate professor of accounting, presented "GO TEAM GO: A Professional Education Framework For Ethics Instruction" at the 2012 AAA Accounting Ethics Bootcamp held August 2012 in Washington, DC.
Dr. David M. Uber, professor of French, presented "Maigret, Atmosphere And The Theme Of The "Inconnu" In Two Short Stories By Simenon" at the European Studies Conference, held Oct. 4-6, 2012, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Dr. Bennie F.L. Ward, distinguished professor of physics, presented "IR-Improved DGLAP-CS Theory and NLO Parton Shower MC Precision for LHC Physics," co-authored by Aditi Mukhopadhyay, graduate student, Dr. Swapan K. Majhi, IACS (Calcutta, India) and Dr. Scott A. Yost, The Citadel (Charleston, S.C.), at the 2012 Oberwoelz Conference on QCD, held Sept. 5, 2012, in Oberwoelz, Austria.
Dr. Jim West, professor and Holder of the W.H. Smith Professorship in Economics, presented "Department of Defense Retirement," presented at the NBER Conference on State and Local Pensions held August 2012 in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Dr. Elizabeth Bates and Mia Moody-Ramirez, assistant professors of journalism, public relations and new media, received second place in poster design from AEJMC Public Relations Division at the 2012 annual conference for "Applying the Constructivist Approach to New Media PR Courses."
Dr. Susan Power Bratton, professor of environmental studies, was nominated in October for the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award from Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute for her book The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.
Dr. Mary C. Brucker, professor of nursing, was named to Top 100 Nursing Professors in 2012 from BSN to MSN Online in September.
Dr. Rinn Cloud, professor and Mary Gibbs Jones Endowed Chair in Textile Science, became the vice president of publications for the International Textile and Apparel Association for 2013-2015.
Mary Elliott, lecturer in family and consumer sciences, was selected as curriculum writer at Stephen F. Austin to develop online professional development courses for family and consumer science teachers. She also was selected as curriculum writer for Baylor University on April 2012 to develop online lessons for food science courses in the state of Texas.
Dr. Mikeal C. Parsons, professor and Macon Chair in Religion, became a 1980 graduate distinguished alumnus at Campbell University on Oct. 19, 2012, recognized for contributions to research and teaching in biblical studies.