Spotlight March 2005

March 9, 2005
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Dr. Peter M. Allen, professor of geology, had a co-authored article titled "Estimation of Soil Cracking and the Effect on Surface Runoff in a Texas Blackland Prairie Watershed" published in Hydrological Processes (Vol. 19, pp. 589-603, 2005). Co-authors are J.G. Arnold, K.N. Potter and K.W. King, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Temple.

Dr. Chara H. Bohan, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, had a book titled Go to the Sources: Lucy Maynard Salmon and the Teaching of History published by Peter Lang Publishing (2004). She had a co-edited book titled Readings in American Educational Thought: From Puritanism to Progressivism published by Information Age Publishing (2004). Co-editors are Dr. Andrew J. Milson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, Dr. Perry L. Glanzer, assistant professor of teacher education, and Dr. J. Wesley Null, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction. She had a book chapter titled "Early Vanguards of Progressive Education: The Committee of Ten, The Committee of Seven and Social Education" published in Social Education in the Twentieth Century: Curriculum and Context for Citizenship by Peter Lang Publishing, edited by Christine Woyshner, Joseph Watras and Margaret Smith Crocco (2004). She had a chapter titled "Mentors and Teachers: The Teaching Methods of Woodrow Wilson and Lucy Salmon" published in Explorations in Curriculum History by Information Age Publishing, edited by Sherry Field and Lynn Burlbaw (2004).

Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and Writer-in Residence, had a poem titled "The Eye" published in The Georgia Review (Vol. 58, No. 3, p. 599, fall 2004). He had a poem titled "What We Said" published in The Hudson Review (Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 54-56, 2004).

Robert F. Darden III, assistant professor of English, had an Op-Ed essay titled "Gospel's Got the Blues" published in the New York Times (Feb. 15, 2005). He had an essay titled "Foller de Drinkin' Gou'd" published in The Cresset, a Review of Literature, The Arts and Public Affairs (Lent 2005).

Dr. Phillip J. Donnelly, assistant professor of literature, had an article titled "Enthusiastic Poetry and Rationalized Christianity: The Poetic Theory of John Dennis" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Christianity and Literature. He had articles on Samson Agonistes, A Treatise of Civil Power and Of True Religion accepted for publication in the upcoming Milton Encyclopedia by Thomas N. Corns, Yale University Press.

Dr. Steven G. Driese, chair and professor of geology, had a co-authored article titled "Distinguishing Climate in the Soil Record Using Chemical Trends in a Vertisol Climosequence From the Texas Coastal Prairie, and Application to Interpreting Paleozoic Paleosols in the Appalachian Basin" published in Journal of Sedimentary Research (Vol. 75, pp. 340-353, 2005). Co-authors are W.C. Lynn, USDA National Soil Survey Laboratory, C.A. Stiles, University of Wisconsin, C.I. Mora, University of Tennessee, and L.P. Wilding, Texas A&M University. He had a co-authored article titled "Paleogeomorphic History Interpreted from 23,000 14C yr B.P. Paleosol and Floodplain Soils, Southeastern West Virginia, USA" published in Quaternary Research (Vol. 63, pp. 136-149, 2005). Co-authors are Z.H. Li and S.P. Horn, University of Tennessee.

Dr. James R. Garven, professor of finance and insurance and The Frank S. Groner Memorial Chair in Finance, had an article titled "Moral Hazard, Adverse Selection, Tort Liability" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Journal of Insurance Issues.

Dr. Fredrick R. Gehlbach, professor emeritus of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Life-history Variation Predicts the Effects of Demographic Stochasticity on Avian Populations" published in The American Naturalist (Vol. 164, pp. 793-802, 2004). There are multiple co-authors.

Dr. Maurice A. Hunt, chair and research professor of English, had an article titled "A Pregnant Ophelia in Hamlet" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Neophilologus.

Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, assistant professor of history, had an article titled "'The Very Vital Breath of Christianity': Prayer and Revival in Provincial New England" published in Fides et Historia (Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 19-33, summer/fall 2004).

Dr. Ryan S. King, assistant professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Watershed Land Use is Strongly Linked to PCBs in White Chesapeake Bay Subestuaries" published in Environmental Science and Technology (Vol. 38, pp. 6546-6552, 2004). There are multiple co-authors. He had a co-authored article titled "Spatial Considerations of Linking Watershed Land Cover to Ecological Indicators in Streams" published in Ecological Applications (Vol. 15, pp. 137-153, 2005). There are multiple co-authors.

Dr. Myeongwoo Lee, assistant professor of biology, John Ahn and John Kwon, Baylor undergraduates, B. Shen and J.E. Schwarzbauer had a co-authored article titled "Connections Between Integrins and Rac GTPase Pathways Control Gonad Formation and Function in C. elegans" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Biochim. Biophys. Acta.

Dr. Merry McBryde-Foster, assistant professor of nursing, had an article titled "Break-even Analysis in a Nurse-managed Center" published in Nursing Economic$ (January/February 2005). She had a co-authored article titled "The Continuum of Care: A Study in Knowledge Discovery" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue if The Journal of Advanced Nursing. Co-author is Toni Allen, Baylor graduate.

Dr. Benjamin A. Pierce, professor of biology, and Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Auditory Sampling of Frogs: Detection Efficiency in Relation to Survey Duration" published in Journal of Herpetology (Vol. 35, pp. 495-500, 2004).

Xiaojian Xu, Baylor graduate student, Diana Lee, Sehee Seo and John Ahn, Baylor undergraduates, Dr. Myeongwoo Lee, assistant professor of biology, and H.Y Shih had a co-authored article titled "Linking Integrin to IP3 Signaling is Important for Ovulation in Caenorhabditis elegans" in FEBS Letters (Vol. 579, pp. 549-553, 2005).


Dr. Chara H. Bohan, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, made the following presentations: "History and Historical Research: People, Places, Movements" in January 2004 at a National Council for the Social Studies retreat in Austin; "Gender and the Evolution of Teacher Education Curriculum: An Historical Analysis of Three Institutions in Texas" in April at an American Educational Research Association meeting in San Diego; "Gender and Teacher Education at Normal Schools in the Southwest from 1890-1930" in October at a Midwest History of Education meeting in Chicago; "Multi-vocal Dialogues Around Marginality: Inquiries, Issues and Possibilities from Elementary Social Studies Methods" in November at a National Council for the Social Studies, College and University Faculty Association conference in Baltimore; and "Best Practices from the Editorial Board of Social Studies and the Young Learner" in November at a National Council for the Social Studies conference in Baltimore.

Dr. Robert G. Collmer, emeritus distinguished professor of English, presented "Valladolid in 1600: The English College, the Damaged Virgin and the Prospective Martyrs" March 3-5 at a South-Central Renaissance Conference meeting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

Dr. David E. Garland, professor of Christian scriptures and associate dean of Truett Seminary, presented "Onesimus: From Fugitivus, to Erro, to Christian Brother, to Paul's Co-worker" Jan. 18 at the University of South Africa in Pretoria. He presented "'Becoming All Things to All People': Mission in a Context of Idolatry -- Accommodation or Fidelity?" Jan. 19-21 at a South African Missiological Society meeting in Pretoria.

Dr. Charles M. Garner, associate professor of chemistry, presented a seminar titled "From Fluorine to Nitrogen: Organic Synthesis of Catalysts and Interesting Materials" Feb. 4 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, taught a class titled "Reading Spiritual Autobiography" Feb. 1-March 18 at St. James Episcopal Church in Austin.

Dr. C. Alton Hassell, senior lecturer in chemistry, presented "A Chemist Wanders into Archaeology" to American Chemical Society sections Jan. 17 in Houston, Jan. 18 in Lake Jackson, Jan. 19 in Victoria and Jan. 20 in Kingsville.

Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, assistant professor of history, presented "Daniel Rogers' Egalitarian Great Awakening" in January at an American Society of Church History meeting in Seattle.

Charlotte Lenox, ITS business manager, and Geoff Tritsch, Compass Consulting International, presented "Developing and Maintaining an IT Disaster Plan" Jan. 31 at an Association for Communication Technology Professionals in Higher Education seminar in San Antonio.

Paul A. McCoy, professor of art and Ceramist-in-Residence, had pieces exhibited in the following exhibitions: two wood-fired vessels in "Earth, Wheel, Fire" Feb. 19-April 3 at the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen; one ceramic sculpture March 3-26 in "On the Edge" at the Fish House Gallery in Stuart, Fla.; and two wood-fired vessels March 3-31 in "State of Texas-Clay" at the Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Texas-San Antonio. He presented a paper on ceramist Harding Black March 19 at a National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts conference in Baltimore.

Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, professor of biology, interim graduate program director and associate dean for graduate studies and research, judged student paper presentations in February at a Texas Society of Mammalogists meeting in Junction.


Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, was chosen for induction into the Texas Institute of Letters.

Kathy R. Hillman, associate professor and acquisitions librarian, was appointed to the Texas Library Association bylaws and resolutions committee.

Billie R. Peterson-Lugo, associate professor and assistant director of electronic library resources and collection management services, was elected overall roundtable representative to the American Library Association Web Advisory Committee.

Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry, and Feng Wang and Dr. Mallinath Hadimani, Baylor graduates, were co-inventors of a U.S. patent assigned to Baylor University and issued Feb. 1 for "Indole-containing and Combretastatin-related Anti-Mitotic and Anti-Tubulin Polymerization Agents."

E.E. "Dutch" Schroeder, associate professor emeritus of heath, human performance and recreation, was inducted into the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
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