Baylor University

Professional Spotlight -- Spring 2010

March 24, 2010

PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Tibra Ali, temporary full-time lecturer in physics, Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, associate professor of physics, and Dr. Anzhong Wang, professor of physics, had a co-authored article titled "Branes in the MD x Md+ x Md- Compactification of Type II String on S1/Z2 and Their Cosmological Applications" published in Journal of High Energy Physics (Vol. 10, No. 095, 2009). Additional co-authors are Michael Devin and Qiang Wu, Baylor graduate students.

Dr. Paul R. Brezinski, assistant professor in the graduate program in health and business administration, had a co-authored article titled "Board Oversight of Patient Quality in Community Health Systems" published in American Journal of Medical Quality (Vol. 25, pp. 34-41, January 2010). Co-authors are William Roach Jr., McDermott, Will and Emery, Chicago, Ammon Fillmore and Lawrence Prybill, University of Iowa, and Richard Peterson, Cornell College.

Dr. Gary R. Carini, professor of management and associate dean for graduate business programs, had an article titled "Seize Advantage in a Downturn" published in Harvard Business Review (Vol. 87, No. 5, p. 122, May 1, 2009).

Dr. Dawn S. Carlson, professor of management, had a co-authored article titled "The Virtuous Influence of Ethical Leadership Behavior: Evidence from the Field" published in Journal of Business Ethics (Vol. 90, No. 2, p. 157, 2009). Co-authors are Dr. James A. Roberts, professor of marketing and The Mrs. W.A. (Agnes) Mays Professor of Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mitchell J. Neubert, associate professor of management, The Hazel and Harry Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business and The H.R. Gibson Endowed Chair of Management Development, Dr. K. Michele Kacmar, University of Alabama, and Dr. Larry Chonko, University of Texas at Arlington.

Geng Chen, Baylor graduate student, Lisa Funkhouser, Baylor undergraduate, and Dr. Sang-Chul Nam, assistant professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Membrane Domain Modulation by Spectrins in Drosophilia Photoreceptor Morphogenesis" published in Genesis (Vol. 47, pp. 744-750, 2009). Additional co-author is Tony W. Chen.

Dr. Brad W. Christian, genetics lab coordinator, and Dr. Marcie H. Moehnke, lecturer in biology, had a co-authored book titled Genetics Laboratory Manual published by Stipes Publishing (2009).

Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, associate professor of physics, and Dr. Markus Hunziker, associate professor of mathematics, had a co-authored article titled "Free Fermionic Heterotic Model Building and Root Systems" published in Modern Physics Letters A (Vol. 24, pp. 2703-2715, 2009). Additional co-author is Matthew Robinson, Baylor graduate.

Dr. Jamie D. Collins, assistant professor of management, had a co-authored article titled "Entrepreneurial Ethics and Justice Perceptions" published in Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (Vol. 28, No. 20, February 2009). Co-author is Jeff McMullen, Indiana University.

Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and Writer-in-Residence, had poems titled "Winter Trees," "A Winter Revelation" and "Poem on My Birthday" published in New Texas: A Journal of Literature and Culture (pp. 26-28, 2009). He had poems titled "Scenes from Childhood," "Ghost" and "Rereading Auden" published in The Sewanee Review (Vol. 117, No. 4, pp. 535-537, fall 2009).

Dr. Charles J. Delaney, associate professor of real estate, had a co-authored article titled "New Boston Financial Group: A Case Study in Tenant Financial Analysis" published in Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education (Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 173-182, fall 2009). Co-author is Dr. John T. Rose, professor of finance and The Harriette L. and Walter G. Lacy Chair of Banking.

Dr. Andrea L. Dixon, associate professor of marketing and The Frank M. and Floy Smith Holloway Professor of Marketing, had an article titled "Bouncing Back Following Failure" published in Keller Center Research Report (October 2009). She had a chapter titled "Customer Selection to Acquire, Retain and Grow" published in The Oxford Handbook of Sales Management and Sales Strategy by Oxford University Press (2010).

Dr. Robert D. Doyle, chair and professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Hot Spots and Hot Moments of Planktonic Nitrogen Fixation in a Eutrophic Southern Reservoir" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Lake and Reservoir Management. Additional co-authors are Dr. Maggie Forbes, assistant research scientist in the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems, Tom Conry, City of Waco, and Dr. J.T. Scott, University of Arkansas. He had a co-authored article titled "River-Reservoir Transition Zones are Nitrogen Fixation Hotspots Regardless of Ecosystem Trophic State" published in Hydrobiologia (Vol. 625, pp. 61-68, 2009). Co-authors are Dr. Bryan W. Brooks, associate professor of environmental science and graduate program director, Dr. J.K. Stanley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dr. Scott and Dr. Forbes.

Dr. Christopher T. Filstrup, research associate in the Center for Applied Geographic and Spatial Research, had a co-authored article titled "Allochthonous Organic Matter Supplements and Sediment Transport in a Polymictic Reservoir Determined Using Elemental and Isotopic Ratios" published in Biogeochemistry (Vol. 96, pp. 87-100, 2009). Co-authors are Dr. Owen T. Lind, professor of biology, and Dr. J.T. Scott, University of Arkansas.

Dr. Perry L. Glanzer, associate professor of teacher education and faculty assistant director of the Honors Program in the Honors College, had a co-authored book titled Christianity and Moral Identity in Higher Education published by Palgrave Macmillan (2009). Co-author is Dr. Todd C. Ream, Indiana Wesleyan University.

Nick S. Green, Baylor graduate student, had a co-authored article titled "Continuing Range Expansion of the Northern Pygmy Mouse (Baiomys taylori) in Northeastern Texas" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of The Southwestern Naturalist. Co-author is Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, professor of biology and associate dean for graduate studies and research.

Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Interannual Variation in Bird-Landscape Relations: Understanding Sources of a Pervasive Conservation Dilemma" published in Oikos (Vol. 118, pp. 45-54, 2009). Co-author is Dr. Samuel K. Riffell, Mississippi State University.

Dr. Thomas Harrison Jr., professor emeritus of accounting, had the eighth edition of a co-authored book titled Financial Accounting published by Pearson Prentice Hall (2009). Co-authors are Betsy B. Willis, senior lecturer in accounting, Dr. C. William Thomas, professor of accounting, The KPMG-Thomas L. Holton Chair of Accounting and The J.E. Bush Professor of Accounting and Master Teacher, and Charles Horngren, Stanford University.

Kathy R. Hillman, associate professor and director of special collections in University Libraries, had the following reviews published in The Baptist Standard: All Through the Night by Davis Bunn and The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir (Vol. 121, No. 13, June 29, 2009); Pray Big for Your Child: The Power of Praying God's Promises for Your Child's Life by Will Davis Jr. (Vol. 121, No. 15, July 27, 2009); Called to Love: Stories of Compassion, Faith and God's Grace by Kaye Miller (Vol. 121, No. 17, Aug. 24, 2009); and The Inklings of Oxford: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Their Friends (Vol. 121, No. 22, Nov. 2, 2009).

Dr. Tim R. Kayworth, associate professor and chair of information systems, had a co-authored article titled "Partnering with the Majors: A Process Approach to Increasing IS Enrollment" published in Journal of Information Systems Education (Vol. 30, No. 4, December 2009). Co-author is Dr. Hope A. Koch, assistant professor of information systems.

Dr. Bessie W. Kebaara, assistant professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Long 3'-UTRs Target Wild-type mRNAs for Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay in Saccharomyces cerevisiae" published in Nucleic Acids Research (Vol. 37, No. 9, pp. 2771-2778, 2009). Co-author is Dr. A.L. Atkin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. James Kendrick, assistant professor of communication studies, had an article titled "Razors in the Dreamscape: Revisiting A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Slasher Film" published in Film Criticism (Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 17-33, spring 2009).

Dr. Joshua S. King, assistant professor of English, had an article titled "The Problem of English Metrical Law: Patmore, Hopkins and Feeling the Beat" accepted for publication in an upcoming coordinated issue of Victorian Poetry and Hopkins Quarterly.

Dr. Ryan S. King, assistant professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Nitrogen Fixation and Phosphatase Activity in Periphyton Growing on Nutrient Diffusing Substrata: Evidence for Differential Nutrient Limitation in Stream Periphyton" published in Journal of the North American Benthological Association (Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 57-68, 2009). Co-authors are Dr. Robert D. Doyle, chair and professor of biology, Dr. J.T. Scott, University of Arkansas, and David A. Long, Baylor graduate.

Dr. Owen T. Lind, professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Technical Note: A Constant-volume Artificial Stream for Reducing Variation in Aquatic Process Measurements" published in Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (Vol. 52, pp. 1-7, 2009). Co-authors are Dr. J.E. Wolfe III and D.W. Hoffman, Blackland Research and Extension Center. He had a co-authored article titled "Phosphorus Uptake and Turnover by Periphyton in the Presence of Suspended Clays" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Limnology. Co-author is Dr. Wolfe.

Jason L. Locklin, Baylor graduate student, and Dr. Darrell S. Vodopich, associate professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Biodirectional Sex Biases in Gregarine Parasitism in Two Coexisting Dragonflies" published in Odonatologica (Vol. 38, pp. 133-140, 2009).

Dr. P. Blaine McCormick, associate professor of management, had an article titled "Benjamin Franklin and the Real 'National Treasure': Cultivating Entrepreneurial and Financial Virtue" published in Vital Speeches of the Day (Vol. 75, No. 8, pp. 362-367, August 2009).

Dr. Joseph A. McKinney, professor of economics and The Ben H. Williams Professor of International Economics, had a co-authored article titled "Sovereignty, Politics and U.S. International Airline Policy" published in Journal of Air Law and Science (Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 527-552, summer 2009). Co-author is Alan Dobson, Dundee University. He had a chapter titled "Interaction of Domestic and International Policies Concerning United States Agricultural Trade" published in Global Politics in the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century by the Athens Institute for International and Economic Research (2009).

Dr. Mia Moody-Hall, assistant professor of journalism, had a co-authored article titled "How National Media Framed Coverage of Missing Black and White Women" published in Media Report to Women (Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 12-16). Co-authors are Bruce Dorries and Harriet Blackwell, Mary Baldwin College. She had a book titled Black and Mainstream Press' Framing of Racial Profiling: A Historical Perspective published by University Press of America (2008).

Dr. John L. Pisciotta, associate professor of economics, had an article titled "End Earmarks to Restore Confidence in Government" published in the Houston Chronicle (p. B9, April 9, 2009).

Dr. Marlene M. Reed, visiting professor of management, had an article titled "Drug Importation: A Way to Reduce Employee Health Costs?" and a co-authored article titled "Olympic Optical: Valuing a Business" published in Journal of Finance Case Research (Vol. 10, No. 1, 2010). Co-author is Dr. Colene L. Coldwell, senior lecturer in finance.

Dr. William R. Reichenstein, professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment Management, had an article titled "Understanding Asset Allocation" published in a Buckingham Asset Management newsletter (spring 2009). He had a co-authored article titled "New Roth Conversion Opportunities: Is Converting a Traditional IRA, 403(b) or 401(k) a Smart Move, Unwise, or Much Ado about Nothin'?" published in TIAA-CREF Trends and Issues (October 2009). Co-authors are Doug Rothermich and Alicia Waltenberger, TIAA-CREF.

Dr. Cynthia K. Riemenschneider, associate professor of information systems, had a co-authored article titled "Give IT Employees What They Need to Thrive" published in Reliable Plant through Newswise (Aug. 3, 2009). Co-authors are Deborah Armstrong, Florida State University, Margaret Reid and Myria Allen, University of Arkansas. She had an article titled "2009 ACM Sigmis CPR Conference" published in the LERO Irish Software Engineering Research Centre newsletter (September 2009). She had a co-authored article titled "Trust Influencers on the Web" published in Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (Vol. 19, No. 3, third quarter 2009). Co-authors are Kiku Jones and Lori Leonard, University of Tulsa. She had a co-authored article titled "Meeting the Demand for IT Workers: A Call for Research" published in European Journal of Information Systems (Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 458-461, October 2009). Co-authors are Jo Ellen Moore, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Armstrong.

Dr. John T. Rose, professor of finance and The Harriette L. and Walter G. Lacy Chair of Banking, had a co-authored article titled "Free Cash Flow, the Cash Flow Identity and the Accounting Statement of Cash Flows" published in Journal of Financial Education (fall 2009). Co-author is Dr. J. William Petty, professor of finance, The W.W. Caruth Chair of Entrepreneurship and Master Teacher.

Dr. Richard R. Russell, associate professor of English, had an article titled "Allusions to Wilfrid Owen's 'An Anthem for Doomed Youth' in Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano" published in Notes On Contemporary Literature (Vol. 40, No. 2, March 2010). He had an article titled "A Keatsian Echo in Cormac McCarthy's The Orchard Keeper" published in The Cormac McCarthy Review (December 2009).

Dr. Martin T. Stuebs Jr., assistant professor of accounting, had a co-authored article titled "The Gatekeepers' Tools" published in Strategic Finance (January 2010). Co-authors are Dr. Michael A. Robinson, professor of accounting, and Dr. David N. Hurtt, associate professor of accounting. He had an article titled "Moral Confrontation: An Essential Companion to Moral Imagination" published in Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting (Vol. 14, pp. 57-78, January 2010).

Dr. DeAnna M. Toten Beard, associate professor of theatre arts and graduate program director, had a book titled Sheldon Cheney's Theatre Arts Magazine: Promoting a Modern American Theatre, 1916-1921 published by Scarecrow Press (2009).

Dr. Brett R. Wilkinson, associate professor of accounting and The Roderick L. Holmes Chair of Accountancy, had a co-authored article titled "Restoring the Profession's Public Interest Role in Tax Practice: Lessons from Tax Shelter Activities" published in CPA Journal (Vol. 79, No. 11, pp. 62-66, November 2009). Co-author is Dr. Martin T. Stuebs Jr., assistant professor of accounting.

Dr. Ju-Chien Cindy Wu, associate professor of management, had a co-authored article titled "Managing Temporary Workers by Defining Temporary Work Agency Service Quality" published in Human Resource Management (2010). Co-authors are Chun-Wei Hu, Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan, and Chung-Tzer Liu, Soochow University.

PRESENTATIONS

Mary Abrahams, manager for the Entrepreneurship Living and Learning Center, presented "How to Make an Entrepreneur Out of a Towel: Teaching Creativity in the Academy and in Industry" March 20 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Dr. Jesse T. Airaudi, senior lecturer in English, presented "Practically Picasso: The 'New Student Epistemology' and Artwork in the Literature Classroom" Oct. 30 at a South Central Modern Language Association conference in Baton Rouge, La.

Dr. Kendall W. Artz, chair and professor of management and The Robert M. and Louise Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship, presented a co-authored paper titled "Providing a Global Entrepreneurship Education through Innovative International Education" Jan. 16 at a United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Co-authors are Dr. Colene L. Coldwell, senior lecturer in finance, Dr. Gregory W. Leman, clinical professor and director of University entrepreneurial initiatives and The Curtis Hankamer Chair of Entrepreneurship, Dr. Leslie E. Palich, associate professor of management, The Ben H. Williams Professor of Entrepreneurship and assistant director of the entrepreneurship studies program, and Dr. Marlene M. Reed, visiting professor of management.

Dr. Bradley M. Beauvais, assistant professor in the graduate program in health and business administration, presented a co-authored paper titled "The Way Forward?: Analysis of the International Healthcare Landscape to Guide the Future of the U.S. Healthcare System" Oct. 1 at the South Dakota International Business Conference at Northern State University in Rapid City, S.D. Co-author is Dr. Paul R. Brezinski, assistant professor in the graduate program in health and business administration.

Dr. Frieda H. Blackwell, associate dean for humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, and professor of Spanish, presented "Esther Tusquets and the Autobiographical Form in El Mismo Mar de Todos los Veranos and Hablamos Ganado la Guerra" Oct. 8-10 at a Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Snowbird, Utah. She presented "Hablamos Ganado la Guerra by Esther Tusquets as Bildungsroman" Oct. 29-31 at a South Central Modern Language Association conference in Baton Rouge, La. She presented "Hablamos Ganado la Guerra by Esther Tusquets and the Search for Feminine Identity" Nov. 5-7 at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

Dr. Joel S. Burnett, associate professor of religion, presented "Archaeological, Epigraphic and Biblical Evidence and Theories of State Formation: The Case of the Ammonites" July 2 at a Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Rome, Italy.

Dr. Seok Gu Byoun, associate professor of finance, presented "Why Do Some Firms Become Debt Free?" May 20 at a Korea Capital Market Institute and Korea-America Finance Association joint seminar in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Linda K. Carter, assistant professor of economics, presented "A Hard Day's Night: Evening Schools and Child Labor in the United States, 1870-1910" July 3 at a National Bureau of Economic Research summer institute in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 13 at an Economic History Association annual meeting in New Haven, Conn., and Nov. 15 at a Southern Economic Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C. She presented "Earned Income Tax Credit and the Educational Progress of Single Mothers" Nov. 20 at a Southern Economic Association annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

Dr. Gia M. Chevis, assistant professor of accounting, participated in a panel discussion titled "International Financial Reporting Standards: A Look at What's on the Horizon for the Accounting Profession" Sept. 23 at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, associate professor of physics, presented "M Theory and the Multiverse 101" Oct. 15 at a LeTourneau University physics department colloquium in Longview. He presented "Investigations of the String Landscape" Oct. 29-30 at a Texas Cosmology Network meeting at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Brennan Davis, assistant professor of marketing, presented "Empowering Consumers to Lead Healthier Lives" June 26-28 at an Association for Consumer Research conference in Villanova, Pa. He presented "Place, Prosocial Activity and Unhealthy Consumption" Oct. 22-25 at an Association for Consumer Research conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Anica Debelica, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Forest-dwelling Bat Community in Sam Houston National Forest" Nov. 4-7 at an annual North American Symposium on Bat Research in Portland, Ore. Co-author is Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, professor of biology and associate dean for graduate studies and research.

Dr. Jan E. Evans, associate professor of Spanish, presented "Unamuno, Pascal and Kierkegaard on the Role of Doubt in Faith" Nov. 5-7 at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

Dr. James B. Farison, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, presented a co-authored paper titled "Innovations and Experiences in a Multidisciplinary Course on Image Formation and Processing: Simulation of a Corporate Environment" March 18-20 at an American Society for Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest annual conference in Waco. Co-author is Zhuocheng Yang, Baylor graduate student. He presented a co-authored paper titled "Multidisciplinary Engineering Programs and ASEE's Role as the Lead Society for Their ABET Accreditation" June 14-17 at an American Society for Engineering Education annual national conference in Austin. Co-author is Yang.

Ayla Farris, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Evaluation of SCCmec Types for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains Isolated from Healthy Carriers" in March 2009 at an American Society for Microbiology meeting in New Braunfels. Co-author is Dr. Tamarah L. Adair, senior lecturer in biology.

Dr. Maggie Forbes, assistant research scientist in the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems, presented a co-authored paper titled "Water Quality and Water Storage Functions of Coastal Prairie Freshwater Wetlands in the Galveston Bay Area" June 21-26 at a Society of Wetland Scientists annual meeting in Madison, Wis. Co-authors are Dr. Robert D. Doyle, chair and professor of biology, Dr. Joe C. Yelderman Jr., professor of geology and director of Baylor's Wastewater Research Program, and Adam Clapp, Baylor graduate student.

Dr. Lawrence Fulton, assistant professor in the graduate program in health and business administration, presented a co-authored paper titled "An Analysis of Statistics Education Technologies in Graduate Health and Business Administration Programs" Nov. 16-18 at the International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation in Madrid, Spain. Co-authors are Dr. A. David Mangelsdorff, professor in the graduate program in health and business administration, and Dr. Lee W. Bewley, director and assistant professor in the graduate program in health and business administration.

Dr. Charles M. Garner, professor of chemistry and graduate program director, and Jason Bell, Baylor graduate student, presented "Capturing and Taming Wild Phosphorous Ligands" Nov. 9 at a Chemistry Club meeting at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.

Dr. Morris George, assistant professor of marketing, presented "What, When, and How Much to Cross-Sell?: Optimizing Multi-category Catalog Mailing" June 6 at an Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences conference in Ann Arbor, Mich. He presented "Optimizing Multi-category Catalog Mailing" Aug. 8 at an American Marketing Association conference in Chicago, Ill.

Anne B. Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in the Hankamer School of Business, presented "How Much Dirt Will You Drink?," "Thriving in the New Economy: Increased Value in the Classroom" and "My Favorite Assignment: TOYF-ACE" Nov. 5-6 at an Association for Business Communication annual conference in Portsmouth, Va.

Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, had a co-authored paper titled "Modeling Interannual Variation in Bird-Landscape Relations: Effects of Model Selection Criteria on Model Consistency" presented April 12-16 at a United States Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology annual meeting in Snowbird, Utah. Co-author is Dr. Samuel K. Riffell, Mississippi State University. He had a co-authored paper titled "The Relative Importance of Climate and Broad-scale Habitat for Predicting Regional Bird Richness" presented Aug. 2-7 at an Ecological Society of America annual meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. Co-author is C.H. Flather, U.S.D.A. Forest Service. He had a co-authored paper titled "The Relative Importance of Climate and Broad-scale Habitat Conditions for Predicting Forest Bird Richness: Projecting Effects of Environmental Change" presented Sept. 20-24 at The Wildlife Society's annual conference in Monterey, Calif. Co-author is Flather.

Amanda Hartman, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Evaluation of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Nasal Colonization in a Veterinary Population" in March 2009 at an American Society for Microbiology meeting in New Braunfels. Co-authors are Dr. Diane M. Hartman, lecturer in biology, and Dr. Tamarah L. Adair, senior lecturer in biology.

Dr. Truell W. Hyde II, director of the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research, vice provost for research and professor of physics, and Dr. Lorin S. Matthews, assistant professor of physics, presented co-authored papers titled "Direct Measurement of Particle-Particle Interaction for Dielectric Grains in a Dusty Plasma," "Vibrational Modes and Oblique Equilibrium of a Dust Particle Pair in a Complex Plasma," "Interparticle Forces between Dust Particles Confined within a Glass Box in a GEC Chamber" and "Void Formation and Closure in a Different Complex Noble-Gas Plasmas under Microgravity," and co-authored posters titled "Phase Transition Studies for Conducting Dust," "Dust Particle Probes in a Complex Plasma," "Characteristic Measurements within a GE rf Reference Cell" and "Thermophoresis Experiments in Complex Plasma Containing Multiple Dust Crystals" Nov. 2-4 at an American Physical Society division of plasma physics meeting in Atlanta, Ga. There are multiple additional co-authors.

Cynthia J. Jackson, director of communications and marketing at Hankamer School of Business, presented "LinkedIn and Tweeted Up: Using Social Networks to Communicate and Build Communities" Nov. 16 at an American Marketing Association higher education marketing symposium in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Tim R. Kayworth, associate professor and chair of information systems, presented "The New IS Student: Innovations in Engaging Students" Dec. 17 at an Association of Information Systems international conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

Dr. Bessie W. Kebaara, assistant professor of biology, presented a co-authored paper titled "Long 3'-UTRs Target Wild Type mRNAs for the Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay (NMD) in Saccaharomyces cerevisiae" May 26-31 at an RNA Society annual meeting in Madison, Wisc. Co-authors are J. Wendler, R. Uhrenholdt and A.L. Atkin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. James Kendrick, assistant professor of communication studies, presented "'Think, Mortal, What It Is to Die': What the Graveyard Poets Can Tell Us About Modern Horror" Oct. 17 at a Literature/Film Association annual conference at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

Dr. Theresa V. Kennedy, assistant professor of French, presented "The 'Jeu du Miroir' in Racine's Phédre" Oct. 29-31 at a South Central Modern Language Association conference in Baton Rouge, La.

Dr. Paul E. Larson, associate professor of Spanish and director of undergraduate studies, presented "Hunger and Corruption in Lazarillo de Tormes" Oct. 8-10 at a Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Snowbird, Utah. He presented "In the House of the Dead: Lazarillo de Tormes in the Underworld" Oct. 29-31 at a South Central Modern Language Association conference in Baton Rouge, La. He presented "Life on the Street: Lazarillo de Tormes, Homeless in Toledo" Nov. 5-7 at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

Jason L. Locklin, Baylor graduate student, and Dr. Darrell S. Vodopich, associate professor of biology, presented a co-authored paper titled "Gregarine Parasitism (Apicomplexa: Augregarinorida) in Central Texas Dragonflies: Host, Habitat and Temporal Patterns" March 5-6 at a Texas Academy of Science meeting in Junction.

Dr. Terry S. Maness, dean of the Hankamer School of Business and professor of finance, presented a co-authored paper titled "Solving the IS Enrollment Crisis: Baylor's IS Career Development Program" June 15 at a Southwestern Business Dean's Association conference in Santa Fe, N.M. Co-authors are Dr. Hope A. Koch, assistant professor of information systems, and Dr. Tim R. Kayworth, chair and associate professor of information systems.

Dr. P. Blaine McCormick, associate professor of management, presented "Ben Franklin and the Real 'National Treasure': Cultivating Financial and Entrepreneurial Virtues" April 17 at a Friends of Franklin meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

Robin McCown, Baylor graduate student, Dr. Thomas D. McGrath, lecturer in chemistry, and Dr. F.G.A. Stone, The Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, presented a co-authored paper titled "Synthesis and Reactivity of 9-Vertex Iridium-Monocarborane Cage Complexes" Nov. 4-7 at an American Chemical Society southwest regional meeting in El Paso.

Dr. Joseph A. McKinney, professor of economics and The Ben H. Williams Professor of International Economics, presented "Causes and Effects of the Global Financial Crisis" March 12 at Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade in Astana, Kazakhstan. He presented "Interplay of Energy and Environmenal Policies in North America" Nov. 20 at an Association of Canadian Studies in the United States biennial conference in San Diego, Calif.

Dr. Sang-Chul Nam, assistant professor of biology, presented "Spectrins and Spastin in Drosophila Photoreceptor Morphogenesis" Aug. 3 at a Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology biological sciences department seminar in Daejeon, South Korea. He had a co-authored paper titled "Kinesis-II Plays an Essential Role in Localization of Cell Polarity Proteins and Photoreceptor Morphogenesis" presented March 4-8 at a Genetics Society of America annual Drosophila research conference in Chicago, Ill. Co-authors are Bibhash Mukopadhyay, Wonseok Son and Kwang-Wook Choi, Baylor College of Medicine.

Tommy Pettit, Baylor graduate student, and Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, professor of biology and associate dean for graduate studies and research, presented "New Method for Quantifying Physical Clutter in Forest Edges" Nov. 4-7 at an annual North American Symposium on Bat Research in Portland, Ore.

Tracey A. Pinney, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Distance Decay in Bird Community Similarity: Are Neutral Theory and Niche-assembly Theory Possible Explanations?" Aug. 12-15 at an American Ornithologists Union annual meeting at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Co-author is Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology.

Dr. John L. Pisciotta, associate professor of economics, presented "Do Courses in Economics Contribute to 'The Abolition of Man'?" April 18 at an Association of Christian Economists conference at Baylor University in Waco.

Dr. Marlene M. Reed, visiting professor of management, Dr. Kendall W. Artz, chair and professor of management and The Robert M. and Louise Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship, and Dr. Leslie E. Palich, associate professor of management, The Ben H. Williams Professor of Entrepreneurship and assistant director of the entrepreneurship studies program, presented a co-authored paper titled "Involving Students in Case Writing as Research" Jan. 16 at a United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

Dr. Pedro M. Reyes, associate professor of management, presented "Improving Customer Service with RFID Technology: An Economic Analysis of Real Option Value from RFID Service Application" May 28-29 at an Industry Studies Association annual conference in Chicago, Ill. He presented "Improving Customer Service with RFID Technology" June 24-27 at a Decision Sciences Institute international conference in Nancy, France. He presented "Development and Validation of a Measurement Instrument for Studying RFID in the Health Care Industry" Nov. 14-17 at a Decision Sciences Institute annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

Dr. Cynthia K. Riemenschneider, associate professor of information systems, presented "Disclosure Decisions and Impacts Of Disclosing Stigmatized Identities In Virtual Teams" in August at an Academy of Management conference in Chicago, Ill.

Dr. Richard R. Russell, associate professor of English, presented "Seamus Heaney's The Cure at Troy and Sophocles' Philoctetes" Oct. 9-11 at an Association of Literary Scholars and Critics annual meeting in Denver, Colo.

Dr. Akella Sivaramakrishna, postdoctoral researcher in chemistry, presented a co-authored paper titled "Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Novel Ruthenium-Monocarborane Cage Complexes" Nov. 4-7 at an American Chemical Society southwest regional meeting in El Paso. Co-authors are Dr. Bruce E. Hodson, lecturer in chemistry, and Dr. F.G.A. Stone, The Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry.

Dr. Martin T. Stuebs Jr., assistant professor of accounting, presented "Corporate Reputation and Earnings Quality" and "Social Responsibility and Firm Performance in the Business Services Industry" Aug. 4 at an American Accounting Association annual meeting in New York, N.Y. He presented "Social Responsibility and Firm Performance in the Business Services Industry" and "Business Reputation and Employee Efficiency, Productivity and Cost" Jan. 9 at an American Accounting Association managerial accounting section meeting in Seattle, Wash.

Dr. Michael D. Thomas, director and professor of Spanish and Portuguese, presented "Scars, Freckles and Tears: Dysfunctional Community vs. Authentic Identity in Delibes' El Camino" Nov. 5-7 at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

Dr. C. William Thomas, professor of accounting, The KPMG-Thomas L. Holton Chair of Accounting and The J.E. Bush Professor of Accounting and Master Teacher, presented "International Financial Reporting Standards" Oct. 31 at a Prentice-Hall Accounting Symposium for Educators meeting in Lenox, Mass.

Dr. John E. Thornburn Jr., chair and associate professor of classics and undergraduate director, presented "Suetonius' Claudius: A Fool in Space?" Oct. 8-10 at a Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Snowbird, Utah.

Dr. Elizabeth J. Umble, associate professor of management, presented a co-authored paper titled "Process Improvement Programs and Their Effects on Perceived Ethical Climate" Nov. 14-17 at a Decision Sciences Institute annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Co-authors are Dr. Marjorie J. Cooper, professor of marketing, and Dr. M. Michael Umble, professor of management.

Dr. David D. VanHoose, professor of economics and The Herman W. Lay Chair of Private Enterprise, presented "Durable Goods and Sticky Prices: Industry-Level Evidence" April 10 at a Wake Forest University economics department seminar in Winston-Salem, N.C. He presented "Durable Goods and Sticky Prices: Industry-Level Evidence" Nov. 20 and "Interest on Bank Reserves and Optimal Sweeping" Nov. 21 at a Southern Economic Association meeting in San Antonio.

Dr. Randal L. Vaughn, professor of information systems, participated in a panel discussion titled "Articulating the Enduring eCrime Challenges and Research Approaches to Engage Them" Oct. 21 at an IEEE/Anti-Phishing Working Group eCrime Researchers Summit in Tacoma, Wash. He moderated and participated in a panel discussion titled "Imagining eCrime Response Without Frontiers" May 14 at the Counter eCrime Operations Summit in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Randall L. Waller, senior lecturer in business communication, presented a co-authored paper titled "Point/Counterpoint in the Nonprofit Hospital Debate: Two Analytical Approaches" Nov. 6 at an Association for Business Communication annual convention in Portsmouth, Va. Co-author is Debra D. Burleson, lecturer in information systems.

Dr. Anzhong Wang, professor of physics, presented "The Horava-Lifshitz and its Applications to Cosmology and Astrophysics" Oct. 29-30 at a Texas Cosmology Network meeting at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Daniel H. Williams, professor of religion, presented a seminar titled "The Making of a Literary Christian Culture" Jan. 24-29 at a China Academic Consortium meeting of professors from the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong.

Dr. Suzanne J. Wood, assistant professor in the graduate program in health and business administration, presented "A Lean Sigma Approach to Improving the Efficiency of Multidisciplinary Clinic Care Visits" March 24 at an American College of Health Care Executives annual congress in Chicago, Ill.

Dr. William J. Worthington, assistant professor of management, presented "Entrepreneurship at Baylor" Nov. 19 at a Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce event in Waco.

Zhuocheng Yang, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Fully Constrained Least Squares Estimation of Target Quantifications in Hyperspectral Images" July 13-16 at the International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in Las Vegas, Nev. Co-authors are Dr. James B. Farison, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, and Dr. Michael W. Thompson, professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Dr. Jeong-Ju Yoo, assistant professor of fashion merchandising, presented "Peer Influence on Adolescent Boys' Appearance Management Behaviors" in October at an International Textiles and Apparel Association conference in Bellevue, Wash. He had a co-authored paper titled "Avatar as Consumer Identities in the Cyberspace" presented Jan. 10 at an American Collegiate and Retail Association winter conference in New York City. Co-author is Dr. Jaeha Lee, North Dakota State University.

HONORS

Dr. D. Ray Bagby, associate professor of management and The Robert M. and Louise Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship, received the Max S. Wortman Jr. Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Morris George, assistant professor of marketing, received the 2010 Davidson Award for Best Article in the Journal of Retailing 2008 titled "Cross-buying in Retailing: Drivers and Consequences."

Clyde Hart, director of track and field, was named World Coach of the Year by the International Amateur Athletic Federation.

Jeff Huckeby, facilities/safety assistant at the Mayborn Museum Complex, received the Church History Writing Award from the Texas Baptist Historical Society for his book 125 Years Down by the Creek.

Dr. Linda J. Olafsen, associate professor of physics, was named to the Materials Research Society Bulletin editorial board and appointed chair of the book reviews editorial board.

Dr. Marlene M. Reed, visiting professor of management, was installed as president of the North American Case Research Association.

The following faculty and staff received BaylorPlus salutes in November-December 2009: Deloris Acevedo, music; Eileen Bentsen, University Libraries; Thelma Mathews, classics; Carol Schuetz, University Libraries; Hakeem Tijani, history; Beverly Warlick, McLane Student Life Center; Amy Williams, education; and Christine Yevcak, ITS.

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