Faculty Excellence 2014

A recent article, “Genetic Structure and Morphological Differentiation of Three Western North American Dwarf Mistletoes (Arceuthobium: Viscaceae)” was published in Systematic Botany by Gerald Joseph Allan, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

T.S. Amer, professor of accounting, recently co-wrote and published “Developing Professionalism in Business School Undergrads” in the Journal of Education for Business. The article explores the importance of developing professional behavior among business students and introducing programs designed to promote that development during undergraduate study.

Jaime Awe, assistant professor of anthropology, co-wrote “Stable Isotopic Evidence of Ancient Maya Diet at Caledonia, Cayo District, Belize,” which was recently published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. The article reported on the study of the skeletal remains of 18 individuals located at the ancient Maya site of Caledonia to learn their eating practices. The study demonstrated the use of sampling small fragment collections in order to gain valuable insight into ancient Maya dietary practices.

Omar Badreldin, assistant professor of computer science, presented “Teaching UML Using the Umple Model-Oriented Programming Technology” at the 24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T). CSEE&T is the foremost meeting for software engineering educators worldwide.

“Conserving Biodiversity: Practical Guidance About Climate Change Adaptation Approaches in Support of Land-use Planning” was recently published in Natural Areas Journal by Paul Beier, Regents’ Professor in the School of Forestry.

Jamie Clem, lecturer for the Department of Sociology and Social Work, co-wrote and published an article in the Journal of Social Work Education titled “Development and Validation of the Experiential Learning Survey.” The purpose of the study was to evaluate the Experiential Learning Survey (ELS), which measures students’ perceptions of experience-based instruction. Clem’s work revealed that ELS is a valid and reliable tool for assessing hands-on learning.

Clem also co-wrote another article, “Does Wilderness Therapy Reduce Recidivism in Delinquent Adolescents? A Narrative Review,” which is currently being reviewed. The study explores the effectiveness of wilderness therapy on adolescents repeating an undesirable behavior after they have experienced negative consequences of that behavior.

Mark Westover Cornwall, a physical therapy professor, co-wrote an article titled “Plantar Pressure and Gait Symmetry in Individuals With Fractures Versus Tendon Injuries to the Hindfoot” in The Foot, an international peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of scientific approaches and medical and surgical treatment of the foot.

An article published in Journal of Asset Management titled “Market States and Momentum in Sector Exchange-traded Funds” was co-authored by associate professor of economics Ding Du. The article studies market states and momentum in sector exchange-traded funds in a post 2000-period.

Katherine Everhart, an instructor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, published an article titled “Skateboarding is a Privilege, Not a Right: Social Constructions of Gender” in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. The study explores masculinity and femininity within the skateboarding community through participant observation and in-depth interviews.

A lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Janina Fenigsen, has published an article titled “Authenticities: A Semiotic Exploration” in Semiotic Inquiry, a journal that publishes only original and substantial articles in French or English promoting a broad conception of semiotics.

Meredith  L. Heller, a lecturer for the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, has recently published an article in Research in African Literatures titled “Reproduction and the Feminist (Re)Conception of Womanbeing in Ama Ata Aidoo's Anowa.”

Ann Hergatt Huffman, an associate professor of management in the W.A. Franke College of Business, recently published a co-written article titled“Work-family Interface: The Forgotten Link in the Turnover Model” in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Huffman also published an article in Military Behavioral Health, “Examining Time Demands and Work-family Conflict on Psychological Distress.” The study explored the effects of exposure to stressors in 280 U.S. Army soldiers.

Emi Isaki, an associate professor of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, recently published the article “Provision of Speech-Language Pathology Telepractice Services Using Apple iPads” in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health, which is the leading international peer-reviewed journal for the advances and clinical applications of telemedicine and management of electronic health records. 

A professor in the School of Forestry, Thomas E. Kolb, published a co-written article titled “Evapotranspiration Comparisons between Eddy Covariance Measurements and Meteorological and Remote Sensing-based Models in Disturbed Ponderosa Pine Forests” in the journal Ecohydrology. For the article, the authors measured actual evapotranspiration for over four years in three ponderosa pine forests near Flagstaff, Arizona.

A recently published article “Supporting the Iron Fist: Crime News and Authoritarian Crime Control in Guatemala” was written by Krystin Krause, an instructor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, in Latin American Politics and Society. For the article, Krause tested the relationship between crime news, fear of crime, trust in the government institutions, and support for authoritarian crime control measures to examine the influence of news media coverage of crime in Guatemala.

Nicholas P. McKay, an assistant research professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, published a co-written article in Geophysical Research Letters titled: “Biogenic Silica Concentration as a High-resolution, Quantitative Temperature Proxy at Hallet Lake, South-central Alaska.” In this study, the authors used biogenic silica (BSi) concentrations preserved in lacustrine sediment from an oligotrophic lake to reconstruct air temperature at Hallet Lake in south-central Alaska.

Revista Camino Real recently published an article written by Stephen Andrew Nuno, associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, titled “Latinos and the 2012 Presidential Election.” The article studied how Latino communities voted in the 2012 election and the reasons why.

Sean Michael Parsonassistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, recently published an article in the journal Theory in Action titled: “Breaking Bread, Sharing Soup, and Smashing the State: Food Not Bombs and Anarchist Critiques of the Neoliberal Charity State.” In his article he looks at impacts of neoliberal policies on homeless services, specifically exploring anarchistic mutual aid group Food Not Bombs and why they are arrested for providing free vegan food in public spaces.

Archiv fur das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen recently published an article titled "From'The Sisters' to 'The Rainbow': Marketing of Romance in Wartime England" authored by a professor in the Department of English, Nancy Louise Paxton. This study analyzes Methuen’s marketing strategy for D. H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow and showed how Methuen’s plan to sell Lawrence’s novel as a popular romance contributed to its subsequent banning in England in 1915.

Lori Poloni-Staudinger,associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, recently published “Women Policymakers Framing their Leadership and Lives in Relation to Terrorism:  The Basque Case” in the Journal of Women, Politics and Policy.

Program director of biometrics and forest management Andrew Joe Sanchez Meador published an article titled “Effectiveness of Fuel Reduction Treatments: Assessing Metrics of Forest Resiliency and Wildfire Severity after the Wallow Fire, AZ” in Forest Ecology and Management. The authors of the study examined fuel reduction treatment effects following Arizona’s largest recorded wildfire and defined three short-term metrics of mixed conifer forest resiliency.

Electronic Journal of Differential Equations published an article by James W. Swift, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The article was “Symmetry Analysis and Numerical Solutions for Semilinear Elliptic Systems.”