Professional Spotlight -- Winter 2010Dec. 7, 2009
Dr. Wickramasinghe Ariyasinghe, associate professor of physics, had a co-authored article titled "Electron Scattering from Alkenes in the Energy Range 200-4500 eV" published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B (Vol. 267, No. 20, pp. 3391-3394, Oct. 15, 2009). Co-authors are P. Wickramarachi and P. Phalihawadana, Baylor graduates, and G. Villela, Baylor student.
Dr. Darrin J. Bellert, assistant professor of chemistry, had a co-authored article titled "The Low-energy Unimolecular Reaction Rate Constants for the Gas Phase, Ni+-mediated Dissociation of the C-C σ Bond in Acetone" published in Journal of Physical Chemistry A (Vol. 113, No. 39, pp. 10417-10424, Sept. 3, 2009). There are multiple co-authors.
Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, associate professor of physics, had a co-authored article titled "A Non-standard String Embedding of E8" published in Modern Physics Letters A (Vol. 24, No. 20, pp. 1577-1582, 2009). Co-authors are Richard K. Obousy and Matthew Robinson, Baylor graduates. He had a co-authored article titled "Radius Destabilization in Five Dimensional Orbifolds from Lorentz Violating Fields" published in Modern Physics Letters A (Vol. 24, pp. 1495-1506, 2009). Co-author is Obousy.
Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and Writer-in-Residence, had poems titled "Call" and "An Affair" published in TriQuarterly (Vol. 132, pp. 113-120, 2009). He had a poem titled "The Poet-Priest" published in Agenda (U.K.) (Vol. 44, Nos. 2-3, p. 126, 2009). He had a poem titled "Landscape with a Pollard Window" published in The New Criterion (Vol. 28, No. 1, p. 31, September 2009).
Dr. Jay R. Dittmann, associate professor of physics, had a co-authored article titled "Search for a Standard Model Higgs Boson Produced in WH → lνbb in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at Sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV" published in Physical Review Letters (Vol. 103, p. 101802, September 2009). Multiple co-authors include Nils Krumnack, former Baylor postdoctoral researcher, and Martin J. Frank and Samantha Hewamanage, Baylor graduate students.
Dr. Phillip J. Donnelly, associate professor of literature and acting assistant director of the University Scholars Program, had a book titled Milton's Scriptural Reasoning: Narrative and Protestant Toleration published by Cambridge University Press (2009). He had an article titled "Logic" accepted for publication in an upcoming book titled Milton in Context by Cambridge University Press, edited by Stephen B. Dobranski.
Dr. Charles M. Garner, professor of chemistry and graduate program director, has a co-authored article titled "Synthesis of the First C2-asymmetric Phosphinine and Its Pyrylium Precursor" published in Tetrahedron (Vol. 65, No. 93689372, 2009). Co-authors are Jason R. Bell, Baylor graduate student, and Andreas Franken, University of Delaware.
Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, had a book titled We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel According to U2 published by Westminster John Knox (2009).
Dr. Victor Land, postdoctoral researcher in physics, had a co-authored article titled "Hydrodynamic and Kinetic Modelling of Complex Radio-frequency Plasma" published in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 42 (No. 194015, 2009). Co-authors are W. J. Goedheer and J. Venema, FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen.
Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at Truett Seminary, had a book titled God in Dispute: Conversations among Great Christian Thinkers published by BakerAcademic (2009). He had an article titled "Theologian of the Spirit" published in Christianity Today (September 2009).
Dr. Pedro M. Reyes, associate professor of management, had a co-authored article titled "Better Decisions Using Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) with RFID" published in International Journal of Data Analysis and Information Systems (Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 39-46, 2009). Co-authors are Patrick Jaska and Jeff Weeks, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He had a co-authored article titled "Knowledge Management, Supply Chain technology Investments and Overall Firm Performance: Developing a Competitive Advantage" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Management Research News. Co-authors are Dr. Jamie D. Collins, assistant professor of management, Dr. William J. Worthington, assistant professor of management, and Marisabel Romero, Baylor graduate. He had a co-authored article titled "Empirical Evidence of RFID Impacts on Supply Chain Performance" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Co-authors are J. Visich and S. Li, Bryant University, and B. Khumawala, University of Houston. He had a co-authored article titled "Impact of Supply Chain Linkages on Supply Chain Performance" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Industrial Management and Data Systems. Co-authors are Pamela Zelbst, Kenneth Green and Victor Sower, Sam Houston State University.
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 Performance" published in Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management (Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 351-365, fall 2009). Co-authors are Fernando Jaramillo, Douglas Grisaffe and Lawrence Chonko, University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Qin Sheng, professor of mathematics, and Dr. Anzhong Wang, professor of physics, had a co-authored article titled "Feasible Approximations of the Dynamic Derivatives on Time Scales and Their Error Estimates" published in Journal of Differential Equations (Vol. 4, pp. 137-153, 2009).
Dr. Martha G. Sherman, assistant professor of sociology, had a co-authored article titled "Gender and the Associated Impairments of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A National Study of Icelandic Youth" published in Journal of Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 69, pp. 1515-1522, 2009). Co-authors are Eric Silver, Pennsylvania State University, and Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Reykjavik University.
Dr. Rajendra P. Tampure, postdoctoral research associate in chemistry and biochemistry, had a co-authored article titled "Application of the McMurry Coupling Reaction in the Synthesis of Tri- and Tetra-arylethylene Analogues as Potential Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents" published in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry (Vol. 17, pp. 6993-7001, 2009). Co-authors are Amanda R. Harkrider, former Baylor graduate student, Tracy E. Strecker, postdoctoral research associate in chemistry and biochemistry, Ernest Hamel, National Cancer Institute, Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, professor of chemistry.
Dr. Ronald E. Thomas, professor of English, had a co-edited book titled The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 7: 1853-1854 published by Princeton University Press (2009). Co-editor is Nancy Craig Simmons, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Charles M. Tolbert II, chair and professor of sociology, had a co-authored article titled "Measuring Migration Profiling Residential Mobility across Two Decades" published in Journal of Applied Social Science (Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 24-38, 2009). Co-authors are Troy C. Blanchard, Louisiana State University, and Michael D. Irwin, Duquesne University.
Dr. Anzhong Wang, professor of physics, had a co-authored article titled "Brane Cosmology in the Horava-Witten Heterotic M-Theory on S1/Z2" published in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (Vol. 6, No. 15, 2009). Co-authors are Yungui Gong, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and Qiang Wu, Baylor graduate student. He had a co-authored article titled "Growth Factor Parametrization in Curved Space" published in Physical Review D (Vol. 80, No. 2, p. 023002, 2009). Co-authors are Mustapha Ishak, University of Texas at Dallas, and Gong. He and Dr. Yumei Wu, lecturer in physics, had a co-authored article titled "Thermodynamics and Classification of Cosmological Models in the Horava-Lifshitz Theory of Gravity" published in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (Vol. 7, No. 12, 2009).
Dr. Walter M. Wilcox, professor of physics, had an article titled "Thomas-Fermi Statistical Models of Finite Quark Matter" published in Nuclear Physics A (Vol. 826, No. 1-2, pp. 49-73, 2009).
Christopher Zane, Baylor graduate, and Dr. Pedro M. Reyes, associate professor of management, had a co-authored article titled "'Airline's Plight: Where Has All the Luggage Gone?" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Management Research News.
Dr. Christopher P. Blocker, assistant professor of marketing, presented a co-authored paper titled "Strategic Sensemaking and Value Creation at the Base of the Pyramid in China" Nov. 15-19 at the International Base of the Pyramid conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Co-authors are Mee-Shew Cheung, Xavier University, and Oliver Rust, Nielsen-China.
Dr. Adair T. Bowen, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, and Stan Love, lecturer in family and consumer sciences, presented a co-authored paper titled "Patterns in Context: Home Design and Sense of Place, Cultivating Critical Thinking in the Residential Studio" Oct. 15-17 at an Interior Design Educators Council southwest regional conference in Lubbock.
Dr. Paul Brezinski, assistant professor in the Graduate School, presented "Geopolitical Determinants of Health" Sept. 16 at a Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute summit in Crystal City, Va.
Michelle R. Brown, lecturer in family and consumer sciences, and Dr. Adair T. Bowen, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, presented a co-authored paper titled "The StrengthsQuest Program Application in Interior Design Education, Preparing for the Profession: The Internship Seminar" Oct. 15-17 at an Interior Design Educators Council southwest regional conference in Lubbock.
Dr. Gia M. Chevis, assistant professor of accounting, took part in a panel discussion titled "International Financial Reporting Standards: A Look at What's On the Horizon for the Accounting Profession" Sept. 23 at a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas Society of CPAs event in Corpus Christi.
Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, associate professor in physics, presented "The Whole Story of the Multiverse in String Cosmology" June 19 at Metanexus 2009 in Tempe, Ariz. He presented "The Multiverse: Next Step in Our Growing Perception of Reality?" and "The String Multiverse, the Cosmological Anthropic Principle and Anselm's Ontological Argument" Aug. 1 at an American Scientific Affiliation meeting in Waco. He presented "M Theory and the Multiverse 101" Oct. 15 at LeTourneau University in Longview.
Dr. Lorynn R. Divita, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, presented "Cotton from 1960 into the New Millennium" Sept. 26 at a Waxahachie Chautauqua Preservation Society assembly in Waxahachie.
Dr. Phillip J. Donnelly, associate professor of literature and acting assistant director of the University Scholars Program, presented "Converting Socratic Dialectic in Paradise Lost" April 25 at a Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies seminar at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, presented readings of his works May 31 at the Front Porch in Austin, June 4 at BookPeople in Austin and July 17 at Carmichael's Books in Louisville, Ky. He led a retreat titled "Wisdom of the Desert" June 22-29 and taught a class titled "Speaking Out for Peace and Justice" July 27-Aug. 2 at Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, N.M. He preached sermons July 5 at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin and July 19 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Louisville, Ky. he presented two workshops July 14-15 at the Episcopal General Convention in Anaheim, Calif.
J. Randy Hall, lecturer in physics and mathematics, presented "Adventures in Software Development: My Life as a Hidden Physicist in the World of Emerging Technologies" in July at a FirstBytes conference at the University of Texas at Austin in July.
Dr. Kenichi Hatakeyama, assistant professor of physics, presented "High E_T Jet Production" Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at the International Symposium on Physics in Collision at the University of Kobe in Kobe, Japan.
Dr. Robert B. Kruschwitz, director of the Center for Christian Ethics and professor of philosophy, presented "Naming the Distortion(s) of Love: The Deadly Sin of '...Whatever!'" Sept. 22 at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky.
Dr. Beth A. Lanning, associate professor of health, human performance and recreation, presented "NARHA Horses for Heroes Quality of Life Study: Preliminary Findings" Aug. 1 at a Lone Star Therapeutic Equestrian Network conference in Houston.
Dr. Charles S. Madden, professor of marketing and The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing and director of the Center for Nonprofit Studies, presented "Applying Sarbanes-Oxley to the Nonprofit (NGO) Environment" and served on the program committee July 21-24 at an Academy of Marketing Science world marketing congress in Oslo, Norway.
Dr. Ann M. Mirabito, assistant professor of marketing, presented a co-authored paper titled "Looking for a Good Doctor" May 28-30 at an American Marketing Assocation marketing and public policy conference in Washington, D.C. Co-authors are Leonard Berry, Texas A&M University, and Jelena Spanjol, University of Illinois-Chicago.
Dr. Jeffrey S. Olafsen, associate professor of physics, presented "Energy Injection in a Non-equilibrium Bilayer Granular Gas Experiment" July 13-17 at the American Institute of Physics Powders and Grains conference in Golden, Colo.
Dr. Pedro M. Reyes, associate professor of management, presented a co-authored paper titled "Improving Customer Service with RFID Technology: An Economic Analysis of Real Option Value from RFID Service Applications" May 28-29 at an Industry Studies annual conference at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Ill. Co-authors are Patrick Jaska, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Gregory Heim, Texas A&M University. He presented "Improving Customer Service with RFID Technology" June 24-27 at an International Decision Sciences Institute annual conference in Nancy, France.
Dr. Kathryn Schmidt Steely, associate professor of viola, presented a master class March 28 at an American String Teachers Association convention in Atlanta, Ga.
Karl A. Umlauf, professor of art and Artist-in-Residence, had an artwork displayed in the exhibit "On the Edge of Abstraction" July 5-Sept. 27 at the El Paso Museum of Art. He had 64 multimedia artworks exhibited in "Selected Works by Karl Umlauf" July 24-Oct. 2 at the Art Center of Waco and presented a gallery talk on the exhibition Oct. 3.
Dr. Bennie F.L. Ward, Distinguished Professor of Physics, presented "Planck Scale Cosmology and Resummed Quantum Gravity" and "HERWIRI1.0: MC Realization of IR-Improvement for DGLAP-CS Parton Showers" July 26-31 at a Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society annual meeting in Detroit, Mich.
Baylor faculty and students made the following presentations Oct. 8-10 at Secularization and Revival: The Fate of Religion in Modern Intellectual History, the third annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, associate professor of physics, "Science at the Cutting Edge: Implications of a Multiverse;" Dr. Charles M. North, associate professor of economics, "All the Lonely Churches: The Spillover Effects of State Religion;" Dr. Lynne W. Hinojosa, assistant professor of literature in the Honors Program, "Typology and the Replacement Narrative in E.M. Forster's A Room with a View;" Dr. Joshua S. King, assistant professor of English, "Coleridge and the Literary Communion of Saints: Romanticism, Secularization and the Practice of Criticism;" Dr. Susan E. Colon, associate professor of literature in the Honors Program and acting assistant director of the University Scholars Program, "Victorian Parables: 19th Century Literary Engagements with Religion and Secularity;" Dr. Lydia N. Bean, assistant professor in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, "The Boundaries of 'Politics' in Evangelical Congregations: The Role of Church-based Opinion Leaders in Political Engagement;" Dr. Perry L. Glanzer, associate professor of teacher education and faculty assistant director of the Honors Program in the Honors College, "Faith-based Universities and Civil Society in Contemporary Russia" (with Konstantin Petrenko, Baylor graduate student) and "Rethinking Secularization Narratives and Theory: The Case of Christian Higher Education in Eastern Europe;" Dr. David Bebbington, Visiting Distinguished Professor of History, "Intellectual Christianity in Victorian Weardale;" Dr. Rodney Stark, Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Co-director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, "Explaining the European Exception;" Dr. Daniel Payne, lecturer in church-state studies, and Jennifer M. Kent, Baylor graduate student, "A Holy Alliance: The Catholic-Orthodox Partnership against Secularism;" and Dr. Barry A. Harvey, professor of theology, "Re-envisioning Mr. Williams's Wall of Separation: Reviving an Old Image for a New Context." The following faculty chaired sessions: Dr. William L. Pitts Jr., professor of religion and graduate program director; Dr. Julia T. Hejduk, associate professor of classics; Dr. J. Todd Buras, assistant professor of philosophy and undergraduate program director; Dr. R. Alden Smith, professor of classics, associate dean of the Honors College, director of the University Scholars Program and Master Teacher; Dr. North; Dr. Jerry Z. Park, assistant professor of sociology; Dr. Beth A. Barr, assistant professor of history; Dr. Daniel J. McInerny, associate professor of classics; Dr. Charles A. McDaniel, associate director, J.M. Dawson Institute for Church-State Studies and assistant professor of church-state studies and Baylor Interdisciplinary Core; Dr. Payne; Dr. Lori E. Baker, associate professor of anthropology; Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English; Dr. Keith A. Francis, associate professor of history; Dr. C. Douglas Weaver, associate professor of religion and director of undergraduate studies; Dr. Susan P. Bratton, chair and professor of environmental science; Dr. William H. Bellinger Jr., chair and professor of religion and The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair of Bible; Dr. Kevin D. Dougherty, assistant professor of sociology; Dr. Gayle R. Avant, associate professor of political science; Dr. Michael D. Beaty, chair and professor of philosophy; Dr. Donna L. Walker-Nixon, lecturer in English; Dr. Bruce W. Longenecker, professor of religion; Dr. Jerold L. Waltman, The R.W. Morrison Professor of Political Science and graduate program director; Dr. Paul Martens, assistant professor of religion; Dr. Barry G. Hankins, professor of history and church-state studies; Amanda M. Beck, temporary full-time lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese; Dr. Kenneth R. Jones, assistant professor of history and classics; Dr. Andrew C. Wisely, director of the Honors Program and associate professor and director of German, Russian and Japanese; Dr. A. Alexander Beaujean, assistant professor of educational psychology; Dr. Timothy S. Heckenlively, lecturer in classics; Dr. Hakeem Tijani, associate professor of history; Dr. Colon and Dr. Bean. Dr. Martens and Dr. Francis presented responses.
Dr. James A. Curry, professor of political science, The Bob Bullock Professor of Public Policy and Administration, director of the Washington Internship Program and undergraduate director, was recognized for his work in teaching political science in a resolution approved by the Texas Legislature.
Dr. Paul Froese, associate professor of sociology, received the 2009 Distinguished Book Prize from the Society for Scientific Study of Religion for his book titled The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization.
Dr. Joe B. Fulton, professor of English, received the 2010 Jules and Frances Landry Award for the best book on Southern studies for his book The Reconstruction of Mark Twain.
Dr. James R. Garven, professor of finance and insurance and The Frank S. Groner Memorial Chair of Finance, received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association.
Dr. Michael F. Korpi, professor of communication studies and director of the film and digital media division, was named a Fellow in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology and dean of University libraries, was elected to the EDUCAUSE board of directors.
Dr. Suzy H. Weems, chair and professor of family and consumer sciences, was selected as a member of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians.
The following faculty and staff received BaylorPlus salutes in August-October 2009: Stacey Benningfield, ITS; Jim Brock, Baylor Police; Mickey Cochran, procurement services; Brian Denman, budget and fiscal planning; Gina Dockstader, University development; Mark Falsone, budget and fiscal planning; Kendel Gilcrest, McLane Student Life Center; Tracey Greene, budget and fiscal planning; Lance Grigsby, University Libraries; Jim Hare, College of Arts & Sciences; Phylicia Hernandez, enrollment management; Stephanie Kilgore, budget and fiscal planning; Kyle Moore, Mayborn Museum Complex; Janna Morgan, ITS; Randy Penson, Center for International Education; Melanie Pirelo, access and learning accommodation; Diana Ramey, enrollment management; Jennifer Reid, University development; Lauren Robb, admissions services; Ella Smith, University development; and John Windham, Paul L. Foster Success Center.