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Professional Spotlight Fall 2013

Oct. 7, 2013

PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of education, published "Authentic Pedagogy: Its Presence in Social Studies Classrooms and Relationship to Student Performance on State-Mandated Tests" in Theory and Research in Social Education, Vol. 44, Issue 1, p. 89-132, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Scott Dewitt, Dr. Nancy Patterson, Dr. Whitney Blankenship, Dr. Lori DiCamillo, Dr. Jill Gradwell, Dr. John Saye, Dr. Jeremy Stoddard and Dr. Caroline Sullivan; "Teaching Education Quarterly" in Examining the Intellectual Biographies of Pre-Service Teachers: Elements of Critical Teacher Knowledge, Vol. 40, Issue 1, 2013, with co-author Dr. Cinthia Salinas, University of Texas; "The Impact Of iCivics Curriculum on Students' Civics Core Knowledge in Research in the Schools, Vol. 18, Issue 2, p. 58-74, 2012, with co-authors Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of education, and Brandon Moore, graduate student.

Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and writer-in-residence, published "The Fruit Cellar" (a poem) in Pembroke Magazine, Vol. 44, p. 10, 2012; "Winter Windows" and "Depth of Field" (poems) in Descant, Vol. 51, p. 40-41, 2012; "Begin and Cease, and Then Again Begin: Rereading Matthew Arnold's 'Dover Beach'" in English Past And Present, p. 265-275, 2012; "Inscriptions" (a poem) in Lake Effect, Vol. 17, p. 88, spring 2013.

Dr. Kevin D. Dougherty, associate professor of sociology, published "A Religious Profile of American Entrepreneurs" in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 52, Issue 2, p. 401-409, June 2013, with co-authors Genna Griebel, PhD candidate, Dr. Mitchell J. Neubert, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship and Holder of The Hazel and Harry Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business, and Dr. Jerry Z. Park, associate professor of sociology.

Dr. Mary Ann Faucher, associate professor of nursing, published "Midwife-Led Care and Caseload Continuity May Decrease Risk for Cesarean Birth" (a peer commentary on the paper "Effects of Continuity of Care by a Primary Midwife (Caseload Midwifery) On Cesarean Section Rates In Women of Low Obstetric Risk: The COSMOS Randomized Controlled Trial" by H McLachlan, D Forster, M Davey, et al.) in Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Vol. 58, Issue 1, p. 110-111, January/February 2013; "Mindfulness Yoga Improves Scores On Depression Scales and Fosters Maternal-Fetal Attachment" (a peer commentary on the paper "Mindfulness Yoga During Pregnancy for Psychiatrically At-Risk Women: Preliminary Results from a Pilot Feasibility Study" by M. Muzik, S.E. Hamilton, L. Rosenblum, E. Waxler, Z. Hadi.) in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Vol. 58, Issue 1, p. 111-112, January/February 2013. "Potential Perinatal Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency In Pregnant Women" (a peer commentary on the paper "Maternal Serum Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy and Offspring Neurocognitive Development" by A.J.O. Whitehouse, B.J. Holt, M. Serralha, P.G. Holt, M.M.H. Kusel, P.H. Hart. in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Vol. 58, Issue 1, p. 113-114, January/February 2013.

Dr. Luke Ferretter, associate professor of English, published The Glyph and the Gramophone: D. H. Lawrence's Religion, June 2013; "Religious Pluralism and the Beats" (a chapter) in Routledge Companion to Religion and Literature; "International D. H. Lawrence Conference: D. H. Lawrence, His Contemporaries and the Great War, Universite d'Artois, Arras, France" (a conference report) in D. H. Lawrence Society Newsletter, Vol. 91, 2012.

Dr. Sarah Ford, associate professor of English, published "Laughing in the Dark: Race and Humor in Delta Wedding" (an essay) in Eudora Welty, Whiteness and Race, 2013.

Dr. Kevin Gardner, professor of English, published "Strange Deliberations: John Betjeman and Protestant Nonconformity" (an essay) in Christianity and Literature.

Dr. Shelby Lea Garner, lecturer in nursing, published "Journal of Christian Nursing" in Picture This! Using Photovoice to Facilitate Cultural Competence in Students, Vol. 30, Issue 3, p. 155, July-September 2013.

Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English, published Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Literature and Popular Culture, fall 2014; The Prodigal, 2013, with co-author Brennan Manning.

Dr. Tom Hanks, professor of English, published "Notes toward a Reappraisal of Malory's Prose Style" (an essay) in Magistra Doctissima: Essays in Honor of Bonnie Wheeler, p. 80-88.

Kathy Hillman, associate professor and director of Baptist collections and library advancement, published a review of Midnight in Aisle 7: Sometimes God Introduces Himself Outside the Church Walls by Jay Lowder (Passio, 2012) in The Baptist Standard Digital Edition, Vol. 125, Issue 5, March 11; "Let Justice Roll by Virginia Kreimeyer" (a book review) in The Baptist Standard Digital Edition, Vol. 125, Issue 18, June 17, 2013."Courageous Teens by Michael Catt with Amy Parker" (a book review) in The Baptist Standard Digital Edition, Vol. 125, Issue 19, June 24, "Adoniram Judson: A Bicentennial Appreciation of a Pioneer Missionary" (a book review) in The Baptist Standard Digital Edition, Vol. 125, Issue 20, July 1.

Dr. Kyle Irwin, assistant professor of sociology, published "Trust, Culture, and Cooperation: A Social Dilemma Analysis of Pro-Environmental Behaviors" (a chapter) in The Sociological Quarterly, Vol. 54, p. 424-449, 2013, with co-author Dr. Nick Berigan, East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Hope Johnston, assistant professor of English, published "Redressing the Virago in Christine de Pizan's Livre de la cité des dames" in CRMH, December 2012; Christine de Pizan, The Boke of the Cyte of Ladyes: An edition of Brian Anslay's 1521 Middle English Translation and the 15th-century Middle French Text of Ms. London, 2014.

Dr. Joshua King, assistant professor of English, published "Coleridge's Clerisy and Print Culture" in The Coleridge Bulletin, Vol. 40, p. 25-35, winter 2012; "Christianity and Literature" in Reading Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and Literature, 2014; "The Oxford Movement and Victorian Literature" in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, 2014; "Arnold and the Modern Story of Religion and Literature" in The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion, 2015.

Dr. Timothy McKinney, professor of music theory, published "Hanslick and Hugo Wolf" (a chapter) in Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression, p. 261-288, 2013.

Dr. F. Carson Mencken, professor of sociology, published "Risk Aversion, Shortage Economy, and Gender Differences in Religious Activities in China" in Sociological Focus, Vol. 46, p. 106-118, 2013, with co-author Dr. Jiexia Zhai Autry, Institute for Global Engagement.

Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media, published "Best Practices for Incorporating SEO Tactics into PR Courses from a Constructivist Approach" in Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Vol. 68, Issue 1, March 2013, with co-author Dr. Liz Bates, assistant professor.

Dr. David K. Nichols, associate professor of political science, published "Shakespeare and the Comedy and Tragedy of Liberalism" (a chapter) in Shakespeare and the Body Politic, 2013.

Dr. Richard Russell, professor of English, published "Irish Unionism, North of Ireland Protestantism, and Home Rule in Joyce's Dubliners" (an essay) in Joyce Studies Annual, 2013; "There Lives The Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things: The Intertextual Relationship of George Mackay Brown's 'Greenvoe' and Hopkins' 'God's Grandeur'" (an essay) in Renascence, 2013.

Dr. Becky Spencer, assistant professor of nursing, published "The Development and Psychometric Testing of the Supportive Needs of Adolescents Breastfeeding Scale" in Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 69, Issue 3, p. 708-716, March 2013, with co-author Dr. Jane Grassley, Boise St. University.

Dr. Bennie F.L. Ward, distinguished professor of physics, published "An Estimate of Lambda in Resummed Quantum Gravity in the Context of Asymptotic Safety" in Physics of the Dark Universe, Vol. 2, Issue 2, p. 97, June 2013; "IR-Improved Operator Product Expansions in Non-Abelian Gauge Theory" in Modern Physics Letters A, Vol. 28, Issue 18, p. 1350069, June 14.

Dr. Marley W. Watkins, professor and chair of educational psychology, published "Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in Trinidadian Adolescents" in International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, Vol. 13, Issue 1, p. 51-73, 2013, with co-authors Jennifer A. Planck, Arizona State University, Dr. Frank C. Worrell, University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Tracey E. Hall, Center for Applied Special Technology; "Structural and Incremental Validity of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale: Fourth Edition With a Clinical Sample" in Psychological Assessment, Vol. 25, Issue 2, p. 618-630, 2013, with co-authors Dr. J. M. Nelson, University of Georgia, and Dr. G. L. Canivez, Eastern Illinois University.; "Long-Term Stability of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: Fourth Edition" in Psychological Assessment, Vol. 25, Issue 2, p. 477-483, 2013, with co-author L. G. Smith, Arizona State University; "Exploratory and Higher Order Factor Analysis of the WJ-III Full Test Battery: A School-Aged Analysis" in Psychological Assessment, Vol. 25, Issue 2, p. 442-455, 2013, with co-author Dr. S. C. Dombrowski, Rider University; "Construct Validity of the WISC-IV(UK) With a Large Referred Irish Sample" in International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, Vol. 1, Issue 2, p. 102-111, 2013, with co-authors Dr. G. L. Canivez, Eastern Illinois University, Dr. T. James, K. James Eirim, and R. Good, Eirim: The National Assessment Agency, Ltd., Dublin, Ireland; "Long-Term Stability of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: Fourth Edition" in Psychological Assessment, Vol. 25, Issue 2, p. 477-483, 2013, with co-author L. G. Smith, Arizona State University; "Exploratory and Higher Order Factor Analysis of the WJ-III Full Test Battery: A School-Aged Analysis" in Psychological Assessment, Vol. 25, Issue 2, p. 442-455, 2013, with co-author Dr. S. C. Dombrowski, Rider University.

Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, published "Sunless Tanning Product Adoption: The Influence of Appearance Schema" in Household and Personal Care Today, Vol. 8, Issue 2, p. 26-28, 2013.

PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of education, presented "New Horizons for Citizenship Education: A Three Dimensional Analysis of iCivics," with Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of education, and Sunny Wells, graduate student, and "Historical Inquiry as a Way to Disrupt Notions of Race, Class and Gender: An Analysis of the Development of Counter Narratives," with Dr. Cinthia Salinas, University of Texas, at the American Education Research Association, held April 2013 in San Francisco, Calif.

Dr. Trey Cade, assistant research professor and director of the Baylor Institute for Air Science, presented "The First Space Weather Prediction" at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, held Jan. 8 in Austin.

Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, professor of physics, presented "The Physics of Spacecraft Propulsion via Quark Pair Production from Parallel Electric and Magnetic Fields" at the Texas Section of the American Physical Society, held April 3-6 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

Dr. Sandi Cooper, associate professor of education, was the keynote speaker at the spring meeting of the Austin Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics, held May 7 in Austin; "Turning Your Research into an Article for Teachers" with Dr. Greg Foley, Ohio University, and Dr. Wendy Bray, University of Central Florida, "Using Children's Literature to Promote Reasoning in the Early Grades" with Erin Spencer, graduate assistant, at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, held April 18-20 in Denver, Colo.

Trey Crumpton, manager of the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village, presented "Independence at the Mayborn: A Collection of Artifacts from Baylor's Birthplace" at the Independence Historical Society, held March 8 in Independence, Texas.

Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and writer-in-residence, presented his poetry at The Southwest Texas Popular and American Culture Association, held in Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Luke Ferretter, associate professor of English, presented "Seriously Modified Beliefs: D. H. Lawrence's Religious Education" at the 2013 International D. H. Lawrence Conference, held April 2013 in Paris, France.

Bethany J. McCraw, associate dean for student conduct administration, and Chris Holmes, associate general counsel, presented "FERPA - Student Discipline and Conduct" at the International Webinar for PaperClip Communications, held Feb. 27.

Dr. Timothy McKinney, professor of music theory, presented "Girolamo Parabosco's Madrigali a Cinque Voci of 1546" at South-Central Renaissance Conference, held March 23 in Omaha, NE.

Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media, Poplar Yuan, graduate student, and Penny Yang, graduate student, presented "Promotion and Tenure: Exploring the Guidelines of Journalism, Mass Communication and PR Departments in a Digital Era," at the AEJMC annual conference, held Aug. 8-11 in Washington, DC.

Douglas Moore, PhD student, Jared Greenwald, PhD student, and Dr. Gerald Cleaver, professor of physics, presented "D-Dimensional Gauge Models" and "Functional Programming in Scientific Programming" at the Texas Section of the American Physical Society, held April 3-6 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

Dr. Mary P. Nichols, Professor of Political Science, presented "Piety and Friendship and in Aristotle's Ethics" the meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society, held April 2013 in South Bend, Ind.

Dr. Becky Spencer, assistant professor of nursing, presented "A Qualitative Description of African American Women's Breastfeeding Experiences: Exploring Perceptions of Sexuality and Spirituality " at Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute: Breastfeeding and Feminism Conference, held March 21-22, in Chapel Hill, NC.

Lori A. Spies, coordinator of the family nurse practitioner program, LHSON Missions Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, and Dr. Jennifer Gray, University of Texas at Arlington, presented "Alleviating Occupational Stress to Improve Work-Related Quality of Life and Create Positive Practice Environments in Uganda," co-authored by Dr. Jennifer Gray, The University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Rose Chalo Nabirye, Makerere University, and Cliff Aliga, Coordinator of the Wellness Centre in Kampala, Uganda, at the International Council of Nurses 25th Quadrennial Congress: Equity and Access to Health Care, held May 20 in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of educational administration, presented "High-Risk Students: A Shift from Surviving to Thriving" for Credo higher education thriving series, a webinar held May 28.

Cheryl A. Tucker, senior lecturer in nursing, and Nan Ketcham, lecturer in nursing, presented "On the Fast Track...12 Months to a 100% Success," at Elevate Outcomes with HESI: A Contemporary Forums Evidence-Based Nursing Conference, held March 15-16 in Philadelphia, Penn.

Dr. Dan Walden, assistant professor of English, presented "Soil, Sand, and Soundings: Grounding Antebellum Maritime Fiction" at the American Studies Colloquium, held April 12 at The University of North Texas.

Dr. Marley W. Watkins, professor and chair of educational psychology, Dr. Paul A. McDermott, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Michael J. Rovine, Pennsylvania State University, and Dr. Sam H. Rikoon, University of Pennsylvania, presented "Longitudinal Dimensionality, Vertical Equating, and Growth Modeling of Early Childhood Adjustment in the National Population," at the American Educational Research Association, held April 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. She and Dr. G. L. Canivez, Eastern Illinois University, Dr. T. James, Dr. K. James, and Dr. R. Good, Éirim: The National Assessment Agency, Ltd., presented " Incremental Validity of WISC-IV(UK) Factor Index Scores with a Referred Irish Sample," at Midwestern Psychological Association, held May 2013 in Chicago, Ill.

Dr. Trena L. Wilkerson, professor of education, Kari Hodge, graduate student, Anges Tang, graduate student, Anthony Luevanos, graduate student, and Blaire Thornton, graduate student, presented "Teaching and Learning for Understanding: An Approach for Lifelong Learning for All" at the Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, held February 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. She and Dr. William Jasper, Sam Houston State University, presented "A Framework for Algebra Teacher Efficacy" at the Southwest Educational Research Association, held February 2013 in San Antonio. She and Dr. Sarah Quebec-Fuentes, Texas Christian University, and Dr. Sandi Cooper, associate professor of education, presented "Does What We Believe About Algebra Really Matter?" at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference, held April 2013 in Denver, Colo.

Dr. Christopher Wynveen, assistant professor of health, human performance and recreation, Dr. W. Dale Connally, professor of health, human performance and recreation, and Dr. Gerard T. Kyle, Texas A&M University, presented "Comparing Antecedents To Pro-Environmental Behavior: An Application of the Value-Belief-Norm Theory" at Northeast Recreation Research Symposium, held April 2013 in Cooperstown, NY.

Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, and Hye-Young Kim, University of Minnesota, presented "Social Responsibility Disclosures by Fast Fashion Retailers: A Case Study Based on Corporate Annual Reports," co-authored by Hye-Young Kim, University of Minnesota at the 2013 Fashion and Social Responsibility Symposium, held April 19-20 in St. Paul, Minn.

HONORS

Dr. Shelley F Conroy, dean and professor of nursing at Louise Herrington School of Nursing, was chosen to participate in the 2013 AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program from AACN and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Aresty Institute of Executive Education in Philadelphia June 17-20. She was named one of 120 Visionary Leaders by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing May 31.

Dr. Shelby L Garner, lecturer in nursing, was named national councilor from the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) on March 1.

Dr. Tom Hanks, professor of English, was named Faculty Member of the Year by Baylor Student Government April 2013.

Dr. Mary P. Nichols, professor of political science, was appointed to the editorial board of the American Political Science Review, spring 2013.

Lori A. Spies, coordinator of the family nurse practitioner program, LHSON Missions coordinator and senior lecturer in nursing, received the Ferne C. Newman Kyba Fellowship from The University of Texas at Arlington May 11 for an exploratory descriptive study on task shifting in Africa.

Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of educational administration, was appointed director of research from Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) April 15.

Dr. Trena L. Wilkerson, professor of education, received the Rachel Hunter Moore Award for Outstanding Woman Faculty Member from Baylor Chi Omega Theta Kappa Chapter November 2012 for Exceptional leadership and teaching at Baylor University.

Bob Shipp, academic advisor, received the Success Center's Excellence in Service Award.

Natalie Terry, academic advisor, received the Success Center's Excellence in Baylor Outreach Award.

Kevin Nall, director of employer relations, received the Success Center's Excellence in Community Outreach Award.

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