Baylor University

Professional Spotlight Spring 2014

May 9, 2014

PUBLICATIONS

Joan R. Barrett, senior lecturer in Spanish, published "A Cultural Journey: The Transformation of the Valley in the Klail City Death Trip Series" (Chapter) in Rolando Hinojosa's Klail City Death Trip Series: A Retrospective, New Directions, November 2013.

Dr. Alexander Beaujean, associate professor of educational psychology, published "An item-level examination of the Flynn effect in Estonia" in Intelligence, Vol. 41, Issue 6, p. 770-779, 2013, with co-authors Dr. William Shiu, alumnus, Dr. Olev Must, Tartu University, Estonia, Dr. Jan te Nijenhuis, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Dr. Aasa Must, Estonian Defence College, Tartu, Estonia; "The relationship between cognitive ability and depression: A longitudinal data analysis" in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Vol. 48, Issue 12, p. 1983-1992, 2013, with co-authors Sonia Parker, graduate student, and Xiao Qiu, graduate student.

Dr. Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy and church-state studies, published "On Making the Case for Life: St. Peter’s Counsel to Always Be Ready" in National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Vol. 13, Issue 4, winter 2013; "Personal Bodily Rights, Abortion, and Unplugging the Violinist." (Chapter) in Today’s Moral Issues: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives, 7th edition, 2013; "Arguments from Bodily Rights: A Critical Analysis" (Chapter) in Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues, 2nd edition, p. 193-201, 2013; "Justificatory Liberalism and Same-Sex Marriage" in Ratio Juris: A International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law, Vol. 26, Issue 4, December 2013; "Entries: (a) Bork, Robert; (b) Comstock Act; (c) Greenawalt, Ken; (d) Posner, Richard." (Reference work) in Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment, p. 121-22, 184-85, 309, 508, 2013; "Doting Thomists: Evangelicals, Thomas Aquinas, and Justification" in Evangelical Quarterly, Vol. 85, Issue 3, p. 211-227, July 2013; "Potentials and Burdens: A Reply to Giubilini and Minerva" in Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, Issue 5, p. 341-344, May 2013; A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics. The Hadley Arkes Festschrift, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Robert P. George, Princeton University, and Dr. Susan McWilliams, Pomona College.

Dr. Frieda Blackwell, professor of Spanish, published "Delibes' El hereje, the Historical Novel, Protestantism and the Critique of Spain's Catholic Church" in Hispanic Journal, Vol. 34, Issue 1, p. 43-56, spring 2013; "Teaching Entre visillos in its Sociohistorical Context" in Approaches to teaching the works of Carmen Martin Gaite, p. 26-34, 2013.

Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of education, published "Civic Ideals" in The Texan, Vol. 29, Issue 2, summer 2013, with co-author Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of education; "Citizenship goes digital" in Journal of Social Studies Research, Vol. 37, Issue 5, December 2013, with co-authors Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of education, and Sunny Wells, Ph.D. candidate.

Dr. Heidi L. Bostic, professor of French and modern languages and cultures chair, published "Friendship, Faineantise, and Fraternal Correction in Graffigny's Letters to Devaux 1752-53" in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, April 2014.

Dr. Cristian Bratu, associate professor of French, published "Entries ‘Jean-François Balmer,’ ‘Jean Carmet,’ ‘Coluche,’ ‘Jean Dujardin,’ and ‘Michel Galabru’" in Portraits d'artistes, 2013; "Entires ‘Literature’ and ‘Patrons, Arts, and Audiences’" in Medieval Culture: A Compendium of Critical Topics, 2013; published "Translatio, autorité et affirmation de soi chez Gaimar, Wace et Benoît de Sainte-Maure" in The Medieval Chronicle, Vol. 8, p. 135-164, 2013; "Je, aucteur de ce livre: Authorial Persona and Authority in French Medieval Histories and Chronicles" (Chapter) in Authorities in the Middle Ages: Influence, Legitimacy and Power in Medieval Society, p. 183-204, 2013.

Dr. Holly L. Collins, assistant professor of French, published "The Semantic War: The Pen as Sword in Rewriting Western Representations of Haiti in the Media" in International Journal of Francophone Studies, 2013.

Dr. Sandi Cooper, associate professor of education, published "Exploring the role of field experience context in pre-service teachers’ development as mathematics educators" in Action in Teacher Education, Vol. 35, Issue 3, p. 165-185, 2013, with co-author Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, assistant professor of education; "The Last Team; One Summer Evening; Seasons" (Poems) in The Sewanee Review, Vol. CXXI, Issue 4, p. 527-529, fall 2013.

Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and writer-in-residence, published "Near the Cabin" (Poem) in The Gettysburg Review, Vol. 26, Issue 2, p. 308-309, summer 2013; "The Last Team; One Summer Evening; Seasons" (Poems) in The Sewanee Review, Vol. CXXI, Issue 4, p. 527-529, fall 2013; "Seen from a Cottage Window on Cape Cod" (Poem) in Lilliput Review, Vol. 190, fall 2013; "The Gulls at Beaumaris Castle" (Poem) in San Pedro River Review, Vol. Harbors and Harbor Towns, Issue 2013, p. 11, summer 2013.

Dr. Nathan T. Elkins, assistant professor of art history, published "Medallions, Protocontorniates, and Contorniates in the Museum of Art and Archaeology" in Muse, Vol. 46, p. 15-44, 2012; "A Note on Late Roman Art: The Provincial Origins of Camp Gate and Baldachin Iconography on the Late Imperial Coinage" in American Journal of Numismatics, Second Series, Vol. 25, p. 283-302, 2013.

Dr. Jan Evans, associate professor of Spanish and graduate program director, published "Unamuno’s Faith and Kierkegaard’s Religiousness A: Making Sense of the Struggle" in Hispanófila, Vol. 168, p. 55-67, May 2013; Miguel de Unamuno’s Quest for Faith: A Kierkegaardian Understanding of Unamuno’s Struggle to Believe, 2013.

Dr. Mary Ann Faucher, associate professor of nursing, published "Perceptions of Care in Women Sent Home in Latent Labor" in Perceptions of Care in Women Sent Home in Latent Labor, Vol. 39, Issue 2, p. 115-121, March/April 2014, with co-authors Dr. Claire Hosek, Parkland Hospital, Janice Lankford, Parkland Hospital, and Dr. James Alexander, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; "Varney's Midwifery" (Chapter) in Preconception Care, p. 303-324, 2015.

Dr. Luke Ferretter, associate professor of English, published "Althusser, Louis" in Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, Vol. 2013, 19-22.

Dr. Guillermo Garcia-Corales, professor of Spanish, published "La ética de la lucidez en La oscura memoria de las armas" in Hispanic Journal: Monograph on Existentialism, forthcoming 2014.

Dr. Kevin Gardner, professor of English, published "Immaculately Risen: Herbert Lomas's ‘The Great Church, Helsinki’" (Essay) in Literature and Theology, 2014.

Dr. Shelby L. Garner, associate professor of nursing, published "Use of an evidence-based protocol to screen for sleep-disordered breathing in a heart failure disease management clinic" in Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Vol. 29, Issue 3, p. 1-7, Jan. 1, 2014, with co-author Ramona D. Traverse, The Medical Center of Plano.

Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English, published The Prodigal, November, with co-author Brennan Manning.

Dr. Perry Glanzer, professor of educational foundations, resident scholar, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, published Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance, 2014, with co-authors Dr. Joel Carpenter, Calvin College, and Dr. Nick Lantinga, Handong Global University; The Idea of a Christian College: A Reexamination for Today's University, 2013, with co-author Dr. Todd Ream, Taylor University.

Dr. Karol J. Hardin, assistant professor of Spanish, published "Targeting oral and cultural proficiency for medical personnel: An examination of current medical Spanish textbooks." in Hispanica, Vol. 95, Issue 4, p. 698-713, 2012; "Christian language professionals and medical Spanish: Caring for the least of these" in Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages, Vol. 14, p. 11-32, 2013; "Slogans in Spanish television commercials in three countries: A characterization of form, function, and message" (Chapter) in The multimodal analysis of television advertisements, p. 189-214, 2013; "Medical Spanish programs: A critical review of published studies and a proposal of best practices" in Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Vol. 25, Issue 4, p. 306-311, 2013, with co-author Dr. D.M. Hardin, Jr.; "What goes unsaid: Expression of complaints and advice about health in Eastern Ecuador" in Intercultural Pragmatics, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p. 569-591, 2013.

Dr. Adrienne M. Harris, assistant professor of Russian, published "Stalinist Objectives and Invented Suitors: The Role of Romance in World War II Narratives" in Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, December 2013; "Evolution of the Immortal: Dynamic Images of World War II Heroes" in Post-Communist Transition and Women's Agency in Eastern Europe, 2013; "After 'a Youth on Fire:' The Woman Veteran in Iuliia Drunina's Post-war Poetry" in Aspasia, Vol. 7, p. 68-91, 2013.

Kathy R. Hillman, associate professor and director of Baptist collections and library advancement, published "Our Hardcore Battle Plan for Wives: Winning in the War Against Pornography by Jay Dennis and Cathy Dyer (New Hope, 2013)" (Book review) in Baptist Standard Digital Edition, Vol. 126, Issue 3, Jan. 20, 2014; "Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible by Debbie Blue (Abingdon Press, 2013)" (Book review) in Baptist Standard Digital Edition, Vol. 125, Issue 42, Dec. 2, 2013; "I Love You Greater than Space by Lucy Dunn Blount" (Book review) in Baptist Standard Digital Edition, Vol. 125, Issue 40, Nov. 18, 2013; "Twirl: A Fresh Spin at Life by Patsy Clairmont (W Publishing, 2013)" (Book review) in Baptist Standard Digital Edition, Vol. 126, Issue 4, Jan. 27, 2014; "The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate (Tyndale, 2013)" (Book review) in Baptist Standard Digital Edition, Vol. 126, Issue 9, March 3, 2014.

Dr. Hope Johnston, assistant professor of English, published "The George A. Aitken Collection of Early Printed Chaucer Editions at the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center." in The Journal of the Early Book Society, 2014.

Dr. Steven Jug, temporary full-time lecturer in history, published "Fluency or Fear? Language and the Red Army's non-Slavic nationalities at War" in CARTA Research Journal, Vol. 1, p. 19-20, 2013.

Dr. Theresa Varney Kennedy, assistant professor of French, published "‘No Exit’ in Racine’s Phaedre: The Making of the Anti-Hero." in The French Review, forthcoming; "Gender performance in 17th-Century Dramatic Dialogue: From the Salon to the Classroom" in Cahiers du Dix-Septième: An Interdisciplinary Journal, November 2013; "A Mind of Her Own: La Princesse de Cleves and the Making of the Female Hero in Seventeenth-Century Women's Tragedy" in Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature, June 2014.

Dr. Joshua King, assistant professor of English, published Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain’s Age of Print, 2014.

Brandon C. Martinez, sociology research assistant, published "Race, Belonging, and Participation in Religious Congregations" in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 52, Issue 4, p. 713-732, December 2013, with co-author Dr. Kevin D. Dougherty, associate professor of sociology.

Dr. Grant B. Morgan, assistant professor of education, published "Major differences: modeling profiles of community college persisters in career clusters" in Quality & Quantity, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Mark M. D'Amico, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Kari J. Hodge, doctoral student.

Dr. David W. Music, professor of church music, published "Introit for Pentecost" (Choral anthem) in Published by MorningStar Music Publishers, 2013; "R. Paul Green, Pioneer Minister of Music" in Baptist History and Heritage, Vol. 48, Issue 3, p. 71-91, fall 2013; William J. Reynolds: Church Musician, 2013; "Introit for Pentecost" (Choral anthem) in Published by MorningStar Music Publishers, 2013; William J. Reynolds: Church Musician, 2013.

Dr. David K. Nichols, associate professor of political science, published "Gouverneur Morris and the Creation of American Constitutionalism" (Chapter) in Natural Right and Political Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Catherine Zuckert and Michael Zuckert, Vol. University of Notre Dame Press, p. 252-276, 2013.

Dr. Mary P. Nichols, professor of political science, published "Aristotle's Nod to Homer: A Political Science of Indebtedness" (Chapter) in Socrates and Dionysus: Philosophy and Art In Dialogue, Vol. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 54-71, 2013, with co-author Dr. Patrick N. Cain, Lakehead University; "Philosophy and Sophistry in Plato's Euthydemus" (Chapter) in Socratic Philosophy and its Others, p. 53-73, 2013, with co-author Dr. Denise Schaeffer, The College of the Holy Cross; "Both Friends and Truth are Dear: Aristotle's Political Thought as a Response to Plato" (Chapter) in Natural Right and Political Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Catherine Zuckert and Michael Zuckert, Vol. University of Notre Dame Press, p. 67-96, 2013.

Dr. Linda J. Olafsen, associate professor of physics, published "The Dual-Career ‘Problem’" (Essay) in Blazing the Trail: Essays by Leading Women in Science, 2013; "Tunable Optical Pumping Technique for the Development of Mid-Infrared Semiconductor Lasers" (Chapter) in New Developments in Photon and Materials Research, 2013; "Investigating high-temperature operation limitations in antimonide-based mid-infrared semiconductor lasers" at International Conference and Exhibition on Lasers, Optics & Photonics, held Oct. 7-9, 2013, in San Antonio.

Dr. Leslie Karns Payne, assistant professor of nursing, published "Journal of Nursing Education" in Physiologic Differences During Decision Making Between Experienced Nurses, Vol. 52, Issue 11, p. 649-52, November 2013; "Comparison of Students’ Perceptions of Educational Environment in Traditional vs. accelerated second degree BSN programs." in Nurse Education Today, Vol. 33, Issue 11, p. 1388-92, November 2013.

Dr. Jeffrey Petersen, associate professor of education, published "Sport Sales Personnel Perceptions of Factors Impacting Job Performance: A Factor Analysis of Sport Sales Activities" in International Journal of Sport Management, Vol. 15, Issue 1, p. 71-90, 2014, with co-authors Dr. David Pierce, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Donghun Lee, Ball State University.

Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media, published The Obamas and Mass Media, Nov. 20, 2013, with co-author Dr. Janette Dates, Howard University.

Dr. Robert Ray, professor of English, published An Andrew Marvell Companion; A George Herbert Companion; and A John Donne Companion, republished works from Routledge.

Dr. Marlene Mints Reed, entrepreneur in residence, published "Europska Databanka" (Case in textbook) in The Essentials of Marketing Research, Vol. 3rd, p. 313-318, 2013, with co-author Dr. Edward L. Felton, the College of William and Mary.

Dr. Richard Rankin Russell, professor of English, published Seamus Heaney: A Critical Introduction, spring 2016; "Wilfred Owen's ‘Asleep’ and Michael Longley's ‘Wounds’" (Note) in Notes and Queries, June 2014; "The Black and Green Atlantic: Violence, History, and Memory in Natasha Trethewey’s ‘South’ and Seamus Heaney’s ‘North’" in Southern Literary Journal, spring 2014; Modernity, Community, and Place in Brian Friel's Drama, 2013; Peter Fallon: Poet, Publisher, Editor, and Translator, fall 2013.

Dr. Stephen Silverstein, assistant professor of Spanish, published "Trans. of Josép María Sala Valldaura, ‘Popular Theatre and the Spanish Stage, 1737-1798’" in A History of Theatre in Spain, p. 134-156, 2012; "The Cuban Protest Song from Pablo Milanes to Los Aldeanos" in Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism, Vol. 2, p. 397-421, 2013; "The Uses of Anti-Semitism in Nineteenth-Century Cuba" in Latin American Jewish Studies, Vol. 33, Issue 1, p. 3 ms. pp., forthcoming; "Racial Alchemy and Alejandro Tapia y Rivera’s La cuarterona" in Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana, p. 38 ms. pp., forthcoming; "Ragpickers of Modernity: Cristina Rivera Garza’s Nadie me verá llorar and Walter Benjamin’s Theses on the Philosophy of History" in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, p. 38 ms. pp., forthcoming.

Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of educational administration, published "Five things not to do in developing surveys for assessment in student affairs" in 5 Things: NASPA Research and Policy Institute Issue Brief, February issue, p. 1-11, 2014.

Dr. Michael D. Thomas, professor and division director for Spanish and Portuguese, published Coming of Age in Franco’s Spain: Anti-Fascist Rites of Passage in Sender, Delibes, Laforet, Matute, and Martín Gaite, forthcoming.

Dr. David M. Uber, professor of French and Italian, published "Maigret, atmosphere and the theme of the 'inconnu' in two short stories by Georges Simenon" in 2012 European Studies Conference Selected Proceedings, spring 2013.

Dr. Bennie Franklin Leon Ward, Distinguished Professor of Physics, published "Comparisons of Predictions from Exact Amplitude-Based Resummation Methods with LHC and Cosmological Data" in Proceedings of Science, Vol. RADCOR2013, p. 054, Jan. 10, 2014, with co-authors Dr. Swapan K. Majhi, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, Aditi Mukhopadhyay, graduate student, and Dr. Scott A. Yost, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.; "KK MC 4.22: Coherent exclusive exponentiation of electroweak corrections at the LHC and muon colliders" in Physical Review D, Vol. 88, Issue 11, p. 114022, Dec. 6, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Stanislaw Jadach, visiting scholar, and Dr. Zbigniew Andrzej Was, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland.

Dr. Marley Watkins, professor and chairman of education, published "Diagnostic utility of the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix for the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children-Fourth Edition among referred students" in School Psychology Review, Vol. 42, p. 367-382, 2013, with co-author Dr. K.M. Styck, Arizona State University; "Developmentally and culturally appropriate screening in primary care: Development of the Behavioral Health Checklist" in Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 38, Issue 10, p. 1155-1164, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Thomas J. Power, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Anson J. Koshy, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Michael C. Cassano, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Widener University, Andrea C. Wahlberg, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Texas A&M University, Dr. Jennifer A. Mautone, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. Nathan J. Blum, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania; "Confirmatory factor analysis of the WISC-IV in a hospital referral sample" in Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Vol. 31, Issue 6, p. 591-599, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Sarah E. Devena, Arizona State University, and Dr. Catherine E. Gay, Arizona State University; "Factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children-Fourth Edition among referred Native American students" in Psychology in the Schools, Vol. 50, Issue 10, p. 957-968, 2013, with co-author Dr. Selena Nakano, Arizona State University; "Factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children-Fourth Edition among referred Native American students" in Psychology in the Schools, Vol. 50, Issue 10, p. 957-968, 2013, with co-author Dr. Selena Nakano, Arizona State University; "Whose IQ Is It? Assessor Bias Variance in High-Stakes Psychological Assessment" in Psychological Assessment, Vol. 26, Issue 1, p. 207-214, 2014, with co-authors Dr. Paul A. McDermott, University of Pennsylvania, and Anna M. Rhoad, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Walter Mark Wilcox, professor of physics, published "Improved Seed Methods for Symmetric Positive Definite Linear Equations with Multiple Right-hand Sides" in Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, Vol. online publication (DOI: 10.1002/nla.1892), July 2013, with co-authors Dr. Ronald Morgan, professor of mathematics, and Dr. Abdou Abdel-Rehim, Cyprus Institute; "The Thomas-Fermi Quark Model: Non-Relativistic Aspects" in Annals of Physics, Vol. 341, p. 164, February 2014, with co-author Quan Liu, physics teaching assistant.

Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, published "Perceived negative health effect of tanning: The interface between tanning attitudes and behaviors" in Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Vol. 32, Issue 1, p. 6-19, 2014, with co-author Dr. Dye-Young Kim, University of Minnesota.

Dr. Zhenrong Zhang, assistant professor of physics, published "Site-Specific Imaging of Elemental Steps in Dehydration of Diols on TiO2(110)" in ACSNano, Vol. 7, Issue 11, p. 10414, Oct. 17, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Danda P. Acharya, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Yeohoon Yoon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Zhenjun Li, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Xiao Lin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Rentao Mu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Bruce D. Kay, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Roger Rousseau, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Dr. Zdenek Dohnalek, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; "Atomic Structure of the Anatase TiO2(001) Surface" in The Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 4, p. 2958, Aug. 16, 2013, with co-authors Yaobiao Xia, graduate student, Ke Zhu, graduate student, Dr. Tiffany C. Kaspar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Yingge Du, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Blake Birmingham, undergraduate student, and Dr. Kenneth T. Park, associate professor of physics; "Imaging reactions of acetone with oxygen adatoms on" in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Vol. 15, p. 13897, June 17, 2013, with co-authors Yaobiao Xia, graduate student, Jingyun Ye, Southern Illinois University, Patrick Murray, Arizona State University, Amir Ali, undergraduate student, and Dr. Qingfeng Ge, Southern Illinois University.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Cameron L. Armstrong, director of student services, LHSON, Dr. Young K. Kim, Azusa Pacific University, and Jennifer Carter, Geneva College, presented "Civic Responsibility Development Among College Students: How Is It Different by Student Race?" co-authored by Dr. Young K. Kim, Azusa Pacific University, and Jennifer Carter, Geneva College, at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, held Nov. 15, 2013, in St. Louis.

Dr. Claudia C. Beal, assistant professor of nursing, presented "Delayed Hospital Arrival among Women with Acute Ischemic Stroke: Cognitive and Behavioral Responses to Symptoms" and "Delayed Hospital Arrival among Women with Acute Ischemic Stroke: Cognitive and Behavioral Responses to Symptoms" at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Sessions, held Nov. 17, 2013, in Dallas.

Dr. Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy and church-state studies, presented "Who and What Are We and Can We Know It?: Personhood and the Prolife Future" at Advancing a Culture of Life: Pro-Life Argument in the Coming Generation, held April 4-5, 2013, at New York University; "Always Be Ready: Making the Case for Life" at The Gospel of Life and the New Evangelization, held June 15, 2013, at Pontificia Università Urbaniana, Rome.

Dr. Frieda Blackwell, professor of Spanish and associate dean for humanities, presented "Translating Dictatorship to democracy: The Journalist's Role in Spanish Fiction of the Transition" at Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, held Nov. 23, 2013, in Columbia, Mo.; "Masking and Unmasking the Self: Identities in transition in Rosa Monter's Te Tratare como a una reina" at South Central Modern Language Association, held Oct. 4, 2013, in New Orleans.

Dr. Paul Blanchet, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, presented "Differential diagnosis of the dysarthrias using the ELMS model" and "Advancing graduate education in medical speech-language pathology: Project AL" at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, held November 2013 in Chicago.

Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of education, and Dr. Cinthia Salinas, University of Texas at Austin, presented "Historical Inquiry and the Development of Counternarratives" at College and University Faculty Assembly (NCSS), held November 2013 in St. Louis; with Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of education, Sunny Wells, Ph.D. candidate, and Dr. Neil Shanks, graduate student, presented "Building Bridges: Social Justice through Service Learning" and "Building Civic Bridges: Service Learning with Digital Natives" at College and University Faculty Assembly (NCSS), held November 2013 in St. Louis.

Dr. Heidi L. Bostic, professor of French and department chair, presented "Irigaray's Narrative I" at 28th International Conference on Narrative, International Society for the Study of Narrative, held June 2013 in Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England; "Proceed with Caution: Irigaray and the Narrative I" at Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, held September 2013 at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Dr. Cristian Bratu, associate professor of French, presented "A Brief History of Indochina" at Global Community (MFL 3101), held April 2013 at Baylor University; "How Patient Should a Host Be?: Hospitality, Anarchy, and Allegory in Adam's Apples" at American Comparative Literature Association Conference, held April 2013 at the University of Toronto; "Late Medieval Images of Translatio Studii in the Works of Jean Froissart, Enguerrand de Monstrelet, and Christine de Pizan" at 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, held May 2013 at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.; "Imag(in)ing the Author: Visual Representations of Authors in Medieval French Histories and Chronicles" at International Medieval Congress, held July 2013 at the University of Leeds, England; "Waiting for the Tartars: An Analysis of Dino Buzzati's Tartars Steppe" at Honors Colloquium, held September 2013 at Baylor University.

Dr. Holly L. Collins, assistant professor of French, presented "Creolization, Creoleness, Inclusions and Exclusions" at the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention, held January 2013 in Boston; "Césaire as Grand-father to the Littérature-monde: The Pains and Gains of Négritude from a Late-Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century Perspective" at Césaire at 100!, held April 2013 at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.

Dr. Richard Duran, professor of French and Italian, associate chair of MLC, and division director of French and Italian languages, presented "Verlan: An Increasingly Popular Form of French Slang and Its Impact on the Standard Language" at the conference on Forging Linguistics Identities, held March 2013 at Towson University, Towson, Md.; "Secondary Education in France: Current Trends and Differences with Respect to the American System" at European Studies conference, held October 2013 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; "Reflections from a French Lycée Observation" at Baylor MLC Faculty Colloquium, held November 2013 at Baylor University.

Dr. Nathan T. Elkins, assistant professor of art history, Alexander E. Gardere, BA art history major, and Amy Welch, BA University Scholars major, presented "Coinage and the Communication of Power in the Reign of Nerva, 96-98 C.E." at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, held Jan. 2-5, 2014, in Chicago.

Bruce Evans, music and fine arts catalog librarian and cataloging and metadata unit leader, and Allison Yanos, catalog and database maintenance librarian, presented "Implementing RDA in a Time of Upheaval," co-authored by Allison Yanos, in Is RDA on Your RaDAr? online conference, held Feb. 20, 2014.

Dr. Jan Evans, associate professor and graduate program director of Spanish, presented "An Overview of Miguel de Unamuno's Quest for Faith: A Kierkegaardian Understanding of unamuno's Struggle to Believe," March 1, 2013, at Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C.; "Miguel de Unamuno's Spiritual Journey" at North American Christian Foreign Language Association, held March 22-24, 2013, at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Ga.; "Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death and Miguel de Unamuno’s San Manuel Bueno, mártir" at Kierkegaard: A Christian Thinker for our Time?, held Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2013, at Baylor University; "Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death and Miguel de Unamuno’s San Manuel Bueno, mártir," at Kierkegaard and the World, held Aug. 16-18, 2013, at Australia Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia; "La compresión de Kierkegaard por Miguel de Unamuno y la necesidad de que la verdad sea vivida" at la Cátedra Prima del Doctorado en Humanidades, held Oct. 17, 2013, at Universidad de Anáhuac, Lomas de Sol, México, D.F.; "La desesperación de Kierkegaard en la obra de Miguel de Unamuno" at Universidad Iberoamericana, held Oct. 16, 2013, in Lomas de Santa Fe, Mexico.

Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, presented "La obra de Milton Hatoum en el contexto de la literatura orientalista brasileña" at Fifth International Conference on Orientalism and the Asian and Arab presence in the Hispanic and Lusophone world: Transcultural and Transmodern Readings between Eastern and Western Countries, held April 10-13, 2013, at Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia; "Vanguardismo, interrelaciones culturales y recreación orientalista en la obra de Paulo Leminski" at XXXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, held May 29 to June 1, 2013, in Washington; "El Galeón de Manila en el contexto de las interrelaciones entre los imperios español y portugués en Oriente" at IASA 6th World Congress, held Aug. 3-6, 2013, in Szczecin, Poland.

Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English, presented "Spirituality and Harry Potter" at The English Speaking Union, held Oct. 22, 2013, in Austin; "Finding Your Voice and Point of View" at The Writers League of Texas, held Sept. 28, 2013, in Austin; "My Church Is Not Dying" at Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, held Sept. 18, 2013, in Austin.

Dr. Karol J. Hardin, assistant professor of Spanish, presented "Medical interviews: Exploring the relationship between authentic dialogue and Spanish for health care professionals" at International Association of Dialogue Analysis: Dialogue in Multilingual, Multimodal and Multicompetent Communities of Practice, held March 2013 at the University of Texas at Austin; with Julie Eichelberger, temporary lecturer in Spanish, presented "A semantic and pragmatic analysis of the Spanish word lie: Implications and applications for the second language learner" at South Central Modern Language Association, held October 2013 in New Orleans.

Dr. Adrienne M. Harris, assistant professor of Russian, presented "'I was a Rank and File Soldier in the War. In Poetry I Remained a Rank and File Soldier:' Poet Iuliia Drunina and the Woman Veteran's Status (1945-1965)" at Heinrich Böll Stiftung ‘Central and East European Women and the Second World War: Gendered Experiences in a Time of Extreme Violence’ conference, held November 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine; "Immortality and the Body: The Evolution of Public Monuments to Zoia Kosmodemianskaia (1960-1986)" at Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies Convention, held November 2013 in Boston; "Liza Chaikina and the Politics of Forgetting" at Central Association of Russian Teachers of America conference, held April 2013; "Stalinist Objectives and Invented Suitors: The Role of Romance in World War II Hero Narratives" at Association of American Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, held January 2013 in Boston; "Martyr, Myth, and Memory: Zoia Kosmodemianskaia and the Quest for a Post-Soviet Russian Identity" at Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies convention, held November 2012 in New Orleans; "Liza Chaikina and the Politics of Forgetting" at Central Association of Russian Teachers of America, held April 2013 in Waco.

Billie Hulke, senior lecturer in Spanish, presented "AP Spanish Literature and Culture Advanced Placement Summer Institute" at The College Board, held July 21-24, 2014, in Southern Methodist University; "AP Spanish Literature and Culture Advanced Placement Summer Institute" at Silver State AP Summer Institute, held June 23-26, 2014, in Las Vegas; "La omnipresencia de la luna en Romance de la luna, luna de Federico Garcia y La leyenda del hijo de la luna cantada por Mecano" at American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, held July 8-14, 2014, in Panama City; "Using Art Masterpieces and Student Art to Increase Cultural and Language Proficiency" at Southwest Conference on Language Teaching annual conference, held April 24-27, 2014, in Snowbird, Utah; "Strategies and Activities for Enhancing Stronger Proficiency in All 4 Language Skills plus Culture" at Texas Foreign Language Association fall conference, held Nov. 9, 2013, in Frisco; "El prendimiento de Antoñito el Camborio en el camino de Sevilla de Federico García Lorca: Conexiones geopolíticas y culturales" at Texas Foreign Language Association fall conference, held Nov. 8, 2013, in Frisco; "AP Spanish Language and Culture: Authentic Materials for Contextualizing the 6 Themes" at Training for Consultants and Presentation for The College Board, held April 20, 2013, in Philadelphia; "AP Spanish Literature and Culture: Integrating the Listening Component with the 5 Series DVD Program El espejo enterrado narrated by Carlos Fuentes" at Training of AP Consultants and Presentation for The College Board, held April 13, 2013, in Chicago; "Listening Strategies for Achieving Stronger Proficiency in All 4 Language Skills and Culture" at the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching annual conference, held April 6, 2013, in Henderson, Nev.

Dr. Hope Johnston, assistant professor of English, presented "Owner Markings in Early Printed Chaucer Editions" at The Harry Ransom Center, held Feb. 20, 2014, at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Steven Jug, temporary full-time lecturer in history, presented "Fluency or Fear? Language and the performance of the Red Army's non-Slavic nationalities at War" at the Central Association of Russian Teachers of America 15th-annual conference, held April 5-7, 2013, in Waco; "Combat, not Consciousness: Assessing Soviet Youth and Reforming Physical Culture, 1940-1941" at Convention of Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, held November 2013 in Boston.

Dr. Theresa Varney Kennedy, assistant professor of French, presented "'No Exit' in Racine's 'Phaedra': The making of the Anti-hero" at the 37th Comparative Drama Conference, held April 4-6, 2013, in Baltimore; "A Lesson in Irony: Madame de Maintenon's Dramatic Proverbs and Conversations" at Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies, held Sept. 5-7, 2013, at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England.

Dr. Julia Kisacky, senior lecturer in Italian, presented "The Figure of the Woman Warrior in Miani's Celinda" at Renaissance Society of America, held March 27-29, 2014, in New York.

Dr. Michael Long, professor and division director for Asian and African languages, presented "Rediscovering Georgia's Cultural Heritage: The Church, the State, the Historian" at ASEES, held Nov. 14-17, 2013, in New Orleans; "Progress or Stagnation: Inter-agency competition in the Restoration of Georgian Cultural Monuments" at 12th Aleksanteri Conference, held Oct. 24-26, 2013, at the University of Helsinki.

Dr. Linda McManness, professor of Spanish, presented "Direct versus indirect requests in Spanish: Native speaker preferences" at SCMLA, held Oct. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.

Cathy Miller, lecturer in nursing, presented "Through the Providers' Eyes: Child Sex Trafficking for the Health Care Provider" at Shared Hope International JuST Conference, held Nov. 8, 2013, in Washington.

Jane Muir, temporary full-time lecturer in nursing, presented "Ernesto Cardenal: Supplication and Ideology in 'Oracion por Marilyn Monroe'" at North American Christian Foreign Language Association, held March 2013 at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Ga.; "The Narrator Unmasked in La de Bringas" at South Central Modern Language Association Conference, held October 2013 in New Orleans.

Dr. David K. Nichols, associate professor of political science, presented "Reforming Congress: A Constitutional Perspective" at lecture at Lee University, held Nov. 14, 2013, in Cleveland, Tenn.

Janet Norden, instructor of Spanish and Portuguese, presented "The Corrido of Macario the Indian Healer" at Tierra Tinta Conference, held October 2013 in Norman, Okla.; "B-W as a Metaphysical Medium in the Film Macario" at Cefiro XVI Conference, held April 2013 at Texas Tech University, Lubbock.

Dr. Rebecca Anne Phillips, lecturer in nursing, presented "Designing the Research" at North Texas Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses Research Symposium, held October 2013 in Dallas; "Temperature Source: Is There a Difference and Does It Matter?" at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 13, held November 2013 in Dallas.

Dr. Renée Anne Poulin, lecturer in French and Italian, presented "The Siren and the Angel: Women Musicians in Italian Baroque Encomniastic Poetry" at American Association for Italian Studies, held April 2013 in Eugene, Ore.; "Qualche aggiunta, ò variatione per maggior novità: un adattamento operistico della novella V, 9 del Decameron" at XI Jornadas de Estudios Italianos, held October 2013 in Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; "Singers as Characters in Comic Opera" at Opera Workshop, held November 2012 at the University of South Florida School of Music, Tampa, Fla.

Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, associate professor and graduate program director for the department of journalism, public relations and new media, and Dr. Janette Dates, Howard University, presented "The Obamas and Mass Media," co-authored by Dr. Janette Dates, Howard University, at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History luncheon and book signing, held February in Washington.

Dr. Cheryl Ann Riley, coordinator of the neonatal nurse practitioner program, Dr. Mary Ann Faucher, coordinator of the nurse midwifery program, Dr. Naveed Hussain, MD, director of neonatal research, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Deb Feigenbaum, social work supervisor, John Dempsey Hospital, CN, and Kathryn Miller, RN, University of Connecticut Health Center, presented "Panel Discussion-Work Ethic Physicians, NNP's, Nurses, and Social Worker" at the Fourth International Conference Neonatal Intensive Care & Emergencies, Pediatric Respiratory, Infectious Conditions & Emergencies, held Jan. 4, 2014, at NICE Hospital, Hyderabad, India; with Dr. Balagangadhar Totapally, MD, professor of pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital, presented "Infection Control in the ICU- NICU & PICU Perspectives" at Fourth International Conference Neonatal Intensive Care & Emergencies, Pediatric Respiratory, Infectious Conditions & Emergencies, held Jan. 4, 2014, at NICE Hospital, Hyderabad, India; "Neuro-developmental Care" at Fourth International Conference Neonatal Intensive Care & Emergencies, Pediatric Respiratory, Infectious Conditions & Emergencies, held Jan. 4, 2014, at NICE Hospital, Hyderabad, India; with Dr. Lyn Prater, senior lecturer in nursing and undergraduate clinical coordinator, presented "Increasing Nurse Capacity Across Boarders" at Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd-biennial convention, held Nov. 16, 2013, in Indianapolis; with Dr. Lyn Prater, senior lecturer in nursing and undergraduate clinical coordinator, presented "Increasing Nurse Capacity Across Boarders" at Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd-biennial convention, held Nov. 16, 2013, in Indianapolis; with Dr. Balagangadhar Totapally, MD, professor of Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital, presented "Infection Control in the ICU- NICU & PICU Perspectives" at Fourth International Conference Neonatal Intensive Care & Emergencies, Pediatric Respiratory, Infectious Conditions & Emergencies, held Jan. 4, 2014, at NICE Hospital, Hyderabad, India; "Neuro-developmental Care" at Fourth International Conference Neonatal Intensive Care & Emergencies, Pediatric Respiratory, Infectious Conditions & Emergencies, held Jan. 3-5, 2014, at NICE Hospital Hyderabad, India.

Holly Shi, lecturer in Chinese, presented "Integrating Anki into the Foreign Language Classroom" at Texas Foreign Language Association fall 2013 Conference, held Nov. 7-9, 2013, in Frisco.

Dr. Stephen Silverstein, assistant professor of Spanish, presented "Racial Alchemy and Alejandro Tapia y Rivera's La cuarterona" at Emory University Interdisciplinary Conference on Latin American Studies, held Feb. 22-23, 2013, in Atlanta; "The Uses of Anti-Semitism in Nineteenth-Century Cuba" at Latin American Jewish Studies Association XVI International Research Conference, held June 9-11, 2013, at the University of Texas at Austin; "Liberalism, Slavery, and Anselmo Suárez y Romero’s Colección de artículos" at Modern Language Association Annual Convention, held Jan. 9-12, 2014, in Chicago; "Matthew Frye Jacobson’s Whiteness of a Different Color" at Pan American Conference on Bioethics, held April 3, 2013, at the University of Texas at Austin; "Cristina Rivera Garza y la bioética" at Pan American Conference on Bioethics, held April 4, 2013, at the University of Texas at Austin; "Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust" at Historical Studies 4348 Modern Judaism, held April 16, 2013, at Baylor University; "The Jewish Slave Trader Myth" at the Jewish Community Center of Austin, held Jan. 26, 2014.

Dr. Mary Simpson, lecturer in family and consumer sciences, presented "Cultivating Creativity Using the Team Learning Approach” and “Cracking Creativity” at the 12th-annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, held Jan. 5-8, 2014, in Maui, Hawaii.

Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of educational administration, published "Circular Framing: A Model For Applying Bolman and Deal's Four Frames in Student Affairs Administration" in Colorado State University Journal of Student Affairs, Vol. 23, Issue 1, p. 103-112, 2014, with co-author Jesse Hines Farley, Georgetown College; "Development of a Model of Student Affairs Competencies" at the annual meeting of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held March 18, 2014, in Baltimore.

Dr. David M. Uber, professor of French and Italian, presented "Edmond takes on Paris: The Goncourt Journal and the atmosphere in the French capital during 1870-1871" at 2013 European Studies Conference, held October 2013 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Dr. Bennie F.L. Ward, distinguished professor of physics, presented "Status of LHC Physics: Precision Theory View" at 2014 Krakow Epiphany Conference on the Physics at the LHC, held Jan. 8, 2014, in Krakow, Poland.

Dr. Marley Watkins, professor and chairman of educational pyschology, and Dr. T. Strickland, Arizona State University, presented "Structure of the Woodcock Johnson III cognitive tests in a school referral sample" at International Society for Intelligence Research, held December 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Trena Wilkerson, professor of education, with lead presenter Dittika Gupta, doctoral graduate student, presented "Understanding Fractions is Possible: Looking at Cases from a Longitudinal Study," co-authored by Gupta, at the School Science Mathematics Association annual conference, held November 2013 in San Antonio; with Dr. Baxter Johns, professor of mathematics, Dr. Rachelle Rogers, assistant clinical professor of education, and Dr. Patty Nelson, Shorter University, presented "GEARing UP For Success: A Partnership to Support Student and Teacher Learning," co-authored by Dr. Baxter Johns, Dr. Rachelle Rogers, and Dr. Patty Nelson, at the School Science Mathematics Association annual conference, held November 2013 in San Antonio; with lead presenter Amy Corp, doctoral graduate student, and Dittika Gupta, doctoral graduate student, presented "Pre-service Teachers' Learning about Teaching Fractions," co-authored by Corp and Gupta at the School Science Mathematics Association annual conference, held November 2013 in San Antonio; "Assessing Student Understanding of Fractions: An Interview Protocol for Teachers" at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference, held November 2013 in Louisville, Ky.

 

HONORS

Dr. Shelby L. Garner, assistant professor of nursing, received Excellence in Research Grant from Texas Organization for Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE) for excellence in research related to nurse out-migration in India, Feb. 1, 2014.

Dr. Susan K. Johnsen, professor of educational psychology, received Texas State Advocate for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented in recognition of outstanding service, contribution, and commitment to gifted education, Dec. 5, 2013.

Dr. Hope Johnston, assistant professor of English, received £200 research travel grant from The Bibliographical Society (UK) to study early printed Chaucer editions at the Morgan Library in New York, spring 2014.

Dr. Steven Jug, temporary full-time lecturer in history, received Graduate Essay Prize from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies for dissertation chapter "Hating and Killing: defining oneself against enemy and non-combatant amidst defeat, 1942."

Dr. Linda J. Olafsen, associate professor of physics, received Laboratory Experience for Faculty from National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network to conduct the project "Fabrication of Split-Ridge Interband Cascade Lasers" at the Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, summer 2013.

Dr. Jeffrey Petersen, associate professor of health, human performance and recreation, received AAHPERD Research Fellow from American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for recognition of a record of significant research and service, April 3, 2014.

Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, associate professor and graduate program director for the department of journalism, public relations and new media, received Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy from The Scripps Howard Foundation for Academic Leadership Training program, Feb. 2, 2014.

Dr. Tony L. Talbert, professor of education, received McGraw Hill Distinguished Scholar Award from Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference - McGraw Hill for significant contributions to research, teaching, and service in his field of scholarship, Feb. 10, 2014.

Dr. Bennie F.L. Ward, Distinguished Professor of Physics, received promotion to Editor-in-Chief, The Open Nuclear and Particle Physics Journal from Bentham Science Publishers for outstanding leadership in guiding the journal's scientific content, April 13, 2014; 4000CHF CERN TH Unit Short-Term Visitor Award for 2014 from CERN Theory Unit, CERN, Geneva for support of CERN TH Unit's research on precision LHC physics, Oct. 10, 2013.

Dr. Trena Wilkerson, professor and graduate program director for education, received Board of Directors from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for being elected to the NCTM Board of Directors for term 2014-2017, November 2013; Award for Excellence in Integrating Science and Mathematics from School Science Mathematics Association (SSMA) for representing GEAR UP Math Initiative as its director and CO-PI of the GEAR UP Waco grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Nov. 15, 2013.

Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, received the Professional of the Year from Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for his major contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession, leadership abilities and earned respect from peers, March 14, 2014.

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