Professional Spotlight -- Fall 2009Sept. 16, 2009
Dr. Marjorie J. Cooper, professor of marketing, had a co-authored article titled "State of the Industry 2009: Smart Strategies for Tough Times" published in Counselor Magazine (Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 46-79, July 2009). Co-authors are Betsy Cummings, Shane Dale, Kenneth Hein, Nicole Rollender and Larry Basinait, Advertising Specialty Institute.
Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and Writer-in-Residence, had an essay titled "'Good Luck in Cracked Italian': Richard Hugo in Italy" published in War, Literature and the Arts (Vol. 20, No. 1-2, pp. 57-73, 2009).
Dr. Kevin D. Dougherty, assistant professor of sociology, had a co-authored article titled "Congregational Responses to Growing Urban Diversity in a White Ethnic Denomination" published in Social Problems (Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 335-356, 2009). Co-author is Mark T. Mulder, Calvin College.
Dr. Marc H. Ellis, University Professor of Jewish Studies and director of the Baylor Center for Jewish Studies, had a book titled Judaism Does Not Equal Israel: The Rebirth of the Jewish Prophetic published by New Press (2009).
Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, had a book titled Shame: A Novel published by David C. Cook (2009).
Kathy R. Hillman, associate professor and acquisitions librarian, had an article titled "When the Real Work Begins" published in Missions Leader (summer 2009). She had a review of Farraday Road by Ace Collins published in The Baptist Standard (Vol. 121, No. 5, p. 22, March 9, 2009). She had a review of What Southern Women Know about Faith: Kitchen Table Stories and Back Porch Comfort by Ronda Rich published in The Baptist Standard (Vol. 121, No. 9, p. 22, May 4, 2009). She had a review of Intentional Walk: More Devotions for Baseball Fans by Hugh Poland published in The Baptist Standard (Vol. 121, No. 10, p. 22, May 18, 2009).
Dr. Julie K. Ivey, assistant professor of educational psychology, had a book titled Educational Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders published by Prufrock Press Inc. (2009).
Dr. Joshua S. King, assistant professor of English, had an article titled "Sympathetic Pleasure and the Power of Meter in Wordsworth's 'The Old Cumberland Beggar'" published in The Wordsworth Circle (summer 2009).
Dr. Kevin K. Klausmeyer, associate professor of chemistry, had a co-authored article titled "X-ray Crystal Structures of Discrete and Polymeric Silver Based Molecules Containing 4,4'-Dimethyl-2,2'-Bipyridine and 2,2'-Bipyridine" published in Journal of Chemical Crystallography (Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 438-444, June 2009). Co-authors are Fernando Hung-Low, Baylor graduate student, and Amanda Renz, Baylor graduate.
Dr. Eric C. Lai, associate professor of music theory, had a book titled The Music of Chou Wen-chung published by Ashgate Publishing (2009).
Dr. J.R. LeMaster, professor emeritus of English, and Sabahat Jahan, Baylor graduate, had a co-authored book titled Walt Whitman and the Persian Poets: A Study in Literature and Religion published by Ibex (2009).
Dr. Lorin S. Matthews, assistant professor of physics, had a co-authored article titled "Effect of Dipole-Dipole Charge Interactions of Dust Coagulation" published in New Journal of Physics II (No. 063030, 2009). Co-author is Dr. Truell W. Hyde II, director of the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research, vice provost for research and professor of physics. She had a co-authored article titled "Experimental and Computational Characterization of a Modified GEC Cell for Dusty Plasma Experiments" published in New Journal of Physics II (No. 063024, 2009). Co-authors are Victor Land and B. Smith, postdoctoral research associates in physics, and E. Shen.
Dr. P. Blaine McCormick, associate professor of management, had a speech titled "Benjamin Franklin and the Real 'National Treasure'" published in Vital Speeches of the Day (Vol. 75, No. 8, pp. 362-367, August 2009).
Dr. Timothy R. McKinney, associate professor of music theory, had a review of Music in the Mirror: Reflections on the History of Music Theory and Literature for the 21st Century, edited by Andreas Giger and Thomas J. Mathiesen, published in Music Theory Spectrum (Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 199-209, 2009).
Elizabeth S. Miller, professor of law, had an article titled "Cases Involving Limited Liability Companies and Registered Limited Liability Partnerships" published in PUBOGRAM (Vol. 26, No. 2, p. 5, March 2009). She had an article titled "Cases Involving Limited Liability Companies and Registered Limited Liability Partnerships" published in PUBOGRAM (Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 13, October 2008). She had an article titled "2009-2009 Annual Supplement" published in Business Organizations, Texas Practice Series (Vols. 19, 20 and 20A) by Thomson/West (2nd ed. 2004).
Dr. Mary P. Nichols, chair and professor of political science, had a book titled Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus and Lysis published by Cambridge University Press (2009).
Dr. Jerry Z. Park, assistant professor of sociology, had a co-authored article titled "Conflict Between Religion and Science Among Academic Scientists?" published in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 276-292, 2009). Co-author is Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University.
Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, professor of chemistry, had a co-authored article titled "Development of Synthetic Methodology Suitable for the Radiosynthesis of Combretastatin A-1 (CA1) and its Corresponding Prodrug CAIP" published in Journal of Natural Products (Vol. 72, pp. 414-421, 2009). There are multiple co-authors.
Gerald R. Powell, professor of law and The Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence, had the fourth edition of a co-authored book titled A Practical Guide to Texas Evidence: Objections, Responses, Rules and Practice Commentary published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (2009). Co-author is Judge Ed Kinkeade, U.S. Northern District of Texas.
Dr. James A. Roberts, professor of marketing and The Mrs. W.A. (Agnes) Mays Professor of Entrepreneurship, had a co-authored article titled "Examining the Impact of Servant Leadership on Sales Force Performance" published in Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management (Vol. 29, No. 3, summer 2009). Co-authors are Fernando Jaramillo, Douglas Grisaffe and Larry Chonko, University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Rodney Stark, Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, had a book titled God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades published by HarperOne.
Dr. Martin T. Stuebs Jr., assistant professor of accounting, had a co-authored article titled "Restoring the Profession's Public Interest Role in Tax Practice: Lessons from Tax Shelter Activities" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of CPA Journal. Co-author is Dr. Brett R. Wilkinson, associate professor of accounting and The Roderick L. Holmes Chair of Accountancy. He had a co-authored article titled "Corporate Reputation and Technical Efficiency: Evidence from the Chemical and Business Services Industries" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Journal of Applied Business Research. Co-author is Li Sun, Ball State University. He had an article titled "Moral Confrontation: An Essential Companion to Moral Imagination" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting.
James M. Underwood, associate professor of law, had an article titled "Road to Nowhere or Jurisprudential U-Turn?: The Intersection of Punitive Damage Class Actions and the Due Process Clause" published in Washington and Lee Law Review (Vol. 66, pp. 1-45, spring 2009).
Dr. Anzhong Wang, professor of physics, had a co-authored article titled "Stable Gravastars of Anisotropic Dark Energy Fluid" published in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (Vol. 3, No. 10, 2009). Co-authors are P. Rocha and R. Chan, Brazilian National Observatory, and M.F.A. Da Silva, State University of Rio de Janeiro. He had a co-authored article titled "Colliding Branes and Formation of Spacetime Singularities in String Theory" published in Journal of High Energy Physics (Vol. 4, No. 38, 2009). Co-authors are Andreas Tziolas, Baylor graduate, and Zhong Chao Wu, Baylor graduate student.
Dr. Bennie F.L. Ward, Distinguished Professor of Physics, had an article titled "Towards Exact Quantum Loop Results in the Theory of General Relativity" published in The Open Nuclear and Particle Physics Journal (Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-16, 2009).
Dr. Christopher Bader, associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Paul Froese, associate professor of sociology, presented a co-authored paper titled "Images of God and Attitudes Towards Science: Findings from the Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2" Feb. 5-6 at the Brown Symposium at Southwestern University in Georgetown.
Dr. Christopher P. Blocker, assistant professor of marketing, presented a co-authored paper titled "Customer Value Perceptions in Global Business Markets: Exploring the Strategic Potential of Standardization" May 24 at an Academy of Marketing Science annual conference in Baltimore, Md. Co-authors are Daniel J. Flint and Matthew B. Myers, University of Tennessee.
Dr. Susan P. Bratton, chair and professor of environmental science, presented "The Book of Proverbs, the Precautionary Principle and Prudence in Water Management" June 16-19 at the Science, Philosophy and Belief conference in Beijing, China.
Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, associate professor of physics, presented "Towards a Systematic Investigation of the Free Heterotic String Landscape and Dark Matter" May 18-22 at the Workshop on the Interconnection Between Particle Physics and Cosmology at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.
Dr. Robert G. Collmer, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of English, presented "The Brownings and Their Spanish Connections" May 27-30 at a Mediterranean Studies Association annual congress at the Università di Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy.
Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and Writer-in-Residence, chaired a panel judging the Dobie-Paisano Fellowships April 25 at the J. Frank Dobie ranch near Austin. He presented a reading of his poetry May 22-23 at a South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature meeting in New Orleans, La.
Dr. Kevin D. Dougherty, assistant professor of sociology, presented a co-authored paper titled "Sidelined by Religion?: Community Involvement and Political Participation of U.S. Pentecostals" April 23-25 at the Symposium on Religion and Politics in Grand Rapids, Mich. Co-authors are Fred DeJong, Grand Valley State University, and Rebecca Garofano, Jessika Jamir, Natalie Park and Rebecca Timmermans, Calvin College. He and Mark T. Mulder, Calvin College, presented a co-authored paper titled "Responding to Neighborhood Change: CRC Congregations in Southeast Grand Rapids, 1970-2000" at the symposium.
Dr. Marc H. Ellis, University Professor of Jewish Studies and director of the Baylor Center for Jewish Studies, presented "After Oslo and Gaza and Cairo: Judaism Does Not Equal Israel" June 15 at the Fifteen Years after Oslo: What Now for the Middle East? conference in Oslo, Norway.
Dr. Paul Froese, associate professor of sociology, presented "Best Practices in the Study of Religion" and "Islam and Communism: A Match Made in Heaven?" April 2-5 at an Association for the Study of Economics, Religion and Culture meeting in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Charles M. Garner, professor of chemistry and graduate program director, participated in a National Science Foundation major research instrumentation review panel April 21-22 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, presented a lecture on his book Shame April 22 at a Watonga Book Club meeting in Watonga, Okla. He presented a lecture April 16 at George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco. He presented a reading of fiction and class lectures March 5-6 at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C. He presented a workshop titled "Engaging the World to Come" March 4 at a Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes meeting in New Orleans, La. He presented "'Like a Son of Man': The Messiah Figure in Cinematic Apocalypses" and "Religion, Spirituality and Contemporary Comics and Graphic Novels" Feb. 8-14 at Hope Theological Society meetings while in residence at Liverpool Hope University in Liverpool, England. He participated in a panel discussion Jan. 15 at a Writer's League of Texas meeting in Austin. He taught a class titled "The Gospel According to Hollywood" Jan. 11, 18 and 25 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Austin. He and Dr. W. Hulitt Gloer, visiting professor of law and professor of preaching and Christian Scriptures at Truett Seminary, taught a class titled "Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching" Jan. 5-9 at a Truett Seminary pastors workshop in Kerrville.
Dr. Morris George, assistant professor of marketing, presented a co-authored paper titled "What, When and How Much to Cross-sell?: Optimizing Multi-category Catalog Mailing" June 4-6 at the Marketing Science conference in Ann Arbor, Mich. Co-authors are V. Kumar, Georgia State University, and Dhruv Grewal, Babson College.
Dr. Jennifer L. Good, assistant professor of German, presented "National Legitimacy in GDR Films: The Gendering of the Worker/Hero and (Re)militarization" March 13 at Constructing Nation: From Modernity to the New Millennium at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She presented "The Film 'Bear Ye One Another's Burdens' (Lothar Warnecke, 1988) and its Discourse on German Communism and Christianity" March 27 at a North American Christian Foreign Language Association annual conference at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif.
Wes Hinze, Baylor graduate student, Dr. F. Carson Mencken, professor of sociology, and Dr. Charles M. Tolbert II, chair and professor of sociology, presented a co-authored paper titled "From Osama to Obama: Trusting Muslims among the Highly Religious in the United States" April 1-4 at a Southern Sociological Society annual meeting in New Orleans, La.
Krassimira Jordan, professor of piano and artist-in-residence, presented a paper on the life and work of Dean Daniel Sternberg May 11-15 at the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition for Amateurs in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, presented "American Christians and Islam" in March at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in College Station. He presented "A Christian Sparta: Evangelicals, Deists and the Creation of the American Republic" in April at Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Va.
Dr. Sang Gon Kim, postdoctoral research associate in chemistry and biochemistry, presented research findings April 18-22 at an American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting in New Orleans, La.
Dr. Sung-Kun Kim, assistant professor of biochemistry, presented research findings April 18-22 at an American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting in New Orleans, La.
Dr. Lorin S. Matthews, assistant professor of physics, Dr. Truell W. Hyde II, director of the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research, vice provost for research and professor of physics, Zhuanhao Zhang and Angela Douglas, Baylor graduate students, and Jonathan Perry, Baylor graduate, presented the following co-authored papers: Probing the Sheath Electric Field Using Thermophoresis in Dusty Plasma;" "Interparticle Forces between Dust Particles Confined within a Glass Box in a GEC Chamber;" Dipole-Dipole Interactions of Charged Magnetic Grains;" and "Pair Interactions in a Complex Plasma between Dust Particles with Dipole Moments," with multiple additional co-authors. They also presented the co-authored posters "Colloidal Plasma Studies On Conducting Dust in a Capacitively Coupled GEC Reference Cell" and "Complex Plasmas with Two Distinct Particle Sizes: Comparing Systems with Large Differences in Particle Size to Systems with Small Differences in Particle Size," with multiple additional co-authors.
Dr. P. Blaine McCormick, associate professor of management, presented "Benjamin Franklin and the Real 'National Treasure'" April 17 at a Friends of Franklin event at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Paul A. McCoy, professor of art and Ceramist-in-Residence, had ceramic art works accepted into the following juried exhibitions: the International Cup Exhibition Feb. 6-March 1 at the Clay Studio Gallery in Missoula, Mont., winning the Purchase Award; the Starbrick Clay National Feb. 27-April 19 at Starbrick Clay Gallery in Nelsonville, Ohio; and the University of Dallas Regional Ceramics Competition Feb. 6-March 9 at the Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas in Irving, winning the Best of Show award.
Bethany J. McCraw, associate dean for judicial affairs, and Dr. Brian Van Brunt, Western Kentucky University, presented an audio conference titled "At-risk Student Referrals: Counseling and Judicial Affairs Partnerships" April 22 from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
Dr. Timothy R. McKinney, associate professor of music theory, presented "Hanslick and Hugo Wolf" June 25 at the Eduard Hanslick: Aesthetic, Critical and Cultural Contexts conference in Dublin, Ireland. He presented "Hugo Wolf's Music Criticism and Criticism in Music" July 18 at the Conference on 19th Century Music in Lawrence, Kan.
Elizabeth S. Miller, professor of law, made the following presentations: "Owner Liability Protection and Piercing the Veil of Texas Business Entities" May 22 at a State Bar of Texas meeting in San Antonio; "Recent Cases Involving Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies" March 19 on an American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education webcast from Washington, D.C.; "Effective Drafting of Exculpation and Indemnification Regarding Fiduciary Duties in Alternative Entities" Feb. 13 at the Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Dallas; and "Business Organizations Code: What Do You Need to Know About the BOC Future?" Oct. 31 as part of a State Bar of Texas advanced business law course in Dallas. She testified on proposed Texas business organizations legislation in April at Senate Business and Commerce Committee and House Business and Industry Committee hearings in Austin.
Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented papers and participated in research discussions April 23-24 at an Oxigene Inc. meeting in San Francisco, Calif.
Gerald R. Powell, professor of law and The Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence, presented "On Being a Good Record Smith" June 26 at a National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel meeting in Irving.
Dr. Tony L. Talbert, associate professor of curriculum, presented "Constructing Case Study: Challenges and Possibilities" June 9 at the Universidad Santa Paula in San Jose, Puerto Rico.
Dr. Randall L. Vaughan, professor of information systems, moderated a panel discussion titled "Imagining eCrime Response without Frontiers" May 12-14 at the Counter eCrime Operations Summit in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Bennie F.L. Ward, Distinguished Professor of Physics, presented "MC Realization of IR-improved DGLAP-CS Theory" March 13 at a CERN theory seminar in Geneva, Switzerland. He presented a co-authored paper titled "Overview of Diffferential Reduction for the Hypergeometric Function Representation of Feynman Diagrams" May 2 at the International Congress on Applied Mathematics annual meeting at the University of Houston-Downtown in Houston. Co-authors are M. Kalmykov, University of Hamburg, and S.A. Yost, The Citadel.
Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, associate professor of physics, was elected a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation.
Dr. David W. Eldridge, professor of biology, received the 2009 Collins Outstanding Professor Award from Baylor University.
Thomas M. Featherston Jr., professor of law and The Mills Cox Professor of Law, received the Distinguished Probate Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award from the State Bar of Texas.
Dr. Barry G. Hankins, professor of history and church-state studies, received the 2009 John Pollack Award for Christian Biography from Samford University for his book Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America.
Dr. William D. Hillis, professor of biology and The Cornelia Marschall Smith Distinguished Professor of Biology, received the 2009 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award from Baylor University.
Dr. Hope A. Koch, assistant professor of information systems, and Dr. Tim R. Kayworth, chair and associate professor of information systems, received the first place award in the Southwestern Business Dean's Association for a proposal titled "Solving the Management Information Systems Enrollment Crisis."
Dr. Douglas B. Matthews, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, received the Fulker Award from the Behavior Genetics Association for the best paper published in Behavior Genetics in 2008.
Dr. Lesley Sisterhen McAllister, assistant professor of piano pedagogy, was appointed chair of the MTNA E-Journal editorial board by the Music Teachers National Association.
Dr. Martin J. Medhurst, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication, received the Golden Anniversary Award from Northern Illinois University.
Kent E. Muckel, chief investment officer, was named a 2009 Rising Star of Foundations and Endowments by Institutional Investor News.
Dr. Linda J. Olafsen, associate professor of physics, was elected to the Texas State Technical College laser electro-optics technology and nanotechnology advisory committee.
Dr. Robert Jay Pulliam, The W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geophysics, received the 2009 Baylor Centennial Professor Award.
Dr. Tony L. Talbert, associate professor of curriculum, was appointed associate editor of the International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning.
Dr. Terry W. York, associate professor of Christian ministry and church music, received the W. Hines Sims Award from the Baptist Church Music Conference.
Eleven Baylor faculty members were honored as Outstanding Professors for 2008-2009: Dr. Tamarah L. Adair, senior lecturer in biology; Dr. Dawn S. Carlson, associate professor of management; Dr. Perry L. Glanzer, associate professor of teacher education and faculty assistant director of the Honors Program; Dr. Susan K. Johnsen, professor of educational psychology; Dr. B. Michael Long, director of the Slavic and East European Studies Program and professor of Russian; Dr. Scott McAllister, professor of composition; Rory Ryan, associate professor of law; James M. Underwood, associate professor of law; Dr. Brett R. Wilkinson, associate professor of accounting and The Roderick L. Holmes Chair of Accountancy; Dr. Anzhong Wang, professor of physics; and Dr. J. Lenore Wright, associate professor of philosophy.
The Baylor Alumni Association and the Retired Professors and Administrators Program presented 2009 Retired Faculty-Administrators Awards to Dr. Robert G. Collmer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English; Dr. Elmer H. Duncan, professor emeritus of philosophy; Dr. Fredrick R. Gehlbach, professor emeritus of biology; Dr. J.R. LeMaster, professor emeritus of English; and Dr. J. Clifton Williams, former vice president for human resources and planning.
The following faculty and staff received BaylorPlus salutes in April-July 2009: Vel Barnes, procurement services (2 salutes); Patt Black, ITS; Candy Bradley, procurement services; Randall Brown, compensation and benefits; Jeremy Byers, ITS; Mickey Cochran, procurement services; Sally Firmin, academic support programs; Donna Herbert, ITS; Melinda Holgersson, employee consulting services; Jeremiah Holubec, ITS; Glenda Huang, ITS; Frank Jasek, University Libraries; Janet Knox, ITS; Maggin Lewis, compensation and benefits; Mark Mastin, ITS; Carol Moyer, loan collections; Karla Nelson, ITS (2 salutes); Pattie Orr, ITS and University libraries; Alex Parker, ensembles; Linda Propst, new student programs; Amie Reynolds, University development; Melinda Sanson, ITS; Jimmie Sauer, library access services; Jesse Segura, ITS; Doyle Shirley, athletics; Lisa Steed, ITS; Chad Talbert, ITS; Veronicka Thompson, admissions services; Terry Tucker, athletics; Melissa Underwood, student activities; and Elizabeth Vardaman, College of Arts and Sciences.