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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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:
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 Parson, assistant 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.
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
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.”