Faculty Scholarship

Faculty Scholarship

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January - March 2014

  • Dr. Nicholas Jewczyn, Assistant Professor in the Forbes™ School of Business had a number of non-fiction books published by AuthorHouse in New York, NY, including Money from Mergers: A Primer for the Beginner or Seasoned Campaigner for Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Price and Valuation: A Way to Determine the Actual Price of a Company and the Associated Common Stock, and Theory and Portfolios: An Economic History of MPT, APT, and the CAPM from 1952 to 1986.
  • Dr. Joen Larson, Dean of the College of Education, has been invited to serve on the Committee on Government Relations and Advocacy for the American Association for Colleges for Teacher Education. Her term of service will run from March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2017.
  • Benjamin J. Wright, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published “Prisoner Reentry Research from 2000-2010: Results of a Narrative View” in Criminal Justice Review.
  • Darlene Pierre-Louis, Associate Faculty, Forbes School of Business co-authored the paper International comparative administration: Prospects for future research, presented at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
  • Dr. Larry D. Johnson, Jr., Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Memoirs of a Young Black Scholar: Surviving and Coping with Loss. Createspace, Inc. Memoirs of a Young Black Scholar: Surviving and Coping with Loss is a narrative that traces the development of the young Larry Johnson as he overcomes obstacles of abandonment and molestation. The book unveils the development of how each circumstances enables Larry to become the mentor and academician that he is today. Ultimately, Larry reaches the climactic moment wherein he uses the challenges of his upbringing to heal those around him and the world.
  • Luke Van Horn, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published On incorporating middle knowledge into Calvinism: A theological/metaphysical muddle? Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 55(4), 807-827.
  • Matt Norsworthy, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts presented Mario Balotelli: Why always me?, Annual MLA Conference, Chicago, January.
  • Dr. Linda Ellington, Associate Faculty, College of Education published The Cultural Faces of Bullying. Charlotte, NC. Information Age Publishing, Inc. and Technology: Impact on the practice of storytelling. Encyclopedia of Education and Technology in a Changing Society. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Dr. Irina Weisblat, Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business published Exploring alignment of community college students for preparedness and achievement of basic skills. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 38(1), 5—23. The publication is now available online at Taylor and Francis: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10668926.2010.492744
  • Anayat Durrani, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Changing Roles. Military Officer Magazine, 68-73.
  • Dr. Pamela Gordon, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts presented Replacing misconceptions of turnover with evidence-based information for the retail grocery industry at The Clute Institute International Academic Conference in Orlando, Florida. [Best Paper in Session Award as determined by the peer review process]
  • Drs. Lora Reed and Andree Swanson, Assistant Professors, Forbes School of Business presented Servant leadership as a means of innovation and leader development in the online classroom and beyond at Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL) 41st Conference 2014, Orlando, FL.
  • Dr. Andree Swanson, Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business presented Emotional intelligence in financial planning virtually at the 2014 Eleventh Annual Institute for Emotional Intelligence, McClellan Community College, Waco, TX.
  • Dr. Tony Valley, Assistant Professor, College of Education presented Reforming Teacher Education Programs: A Response to Changing Student Demographics at the Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Drs. Andrew Shean, Stephen Halfaker, and Gina Warren, College of Education presented "Transforming Education: 21st Century Education - Has anything really changed?" on January 14 for No Excuses University.
  • Dr. Gertrude Hewapathirana, Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business had two research papers accepted for presentation at the 2014 AHRD International Conference in the Americas in February in Houston, Texas: The Evolution of HRD Philosophy, Players and Practices in Sri Lanka and Research Horizons: Scale Assessment and Guidelines for Evaluating Scale Efficacy. Additionally, she co-authored a paper with Dr. Mauvalyn Bowen, Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business, which was also presented at the same conference. The paper was entitled Using Online Modality of Teaching for Post-Secondary Education: Engaging in the Learning Community.
  • Dr. Michelle Warn, Program Chair, College of Education wrote a post, Originality Matters: Making Academic Integrity a Teachable Moment, on the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) blog.
  • Dr. Katie Bojakowski, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts presented the keynote address at the annual conference Shipwrecks 2014: Maritime Tragedies of the 20th Century in March in Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • Dr. Efuea Akoma, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts presented “Responding To Trayvon Martin’s Death: A Grassroots Approach”at the National Council For Black Studies March 5-8, 2014, Miami, Fl.
  • Dr. Jean Gabriel Starika-Jolivet, Political Science Chair, College of Liberal Arts, Dr. John Ackerman and Jamie Weitl, College of Liberal Arts, and Patrick Johnson presented a workshop at the American Political Science Association’s Teaching and Learning Conference in February. This group received an Ashford University Fellowship Grant that allowed them to collaborate on the workshop entitled, “Evaluating Course Revisions Multimedia Learning Technology, and their Impact on Student Engagement and Deep Learning.”
  • Dr. Alan Belcher, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Dr. Susan Luck, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts will present “Having the Right Tool for the Job” at the Technology Trends in Teaching and Communication Conference sponsored by the Southeast Region of the International Association for Business Communication.
  • Dr. Eric Klein, Behavioral Science Department Chair, College of Health, Human Services, and Science has been named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science . The interdisciplinary international journal publishes empirical research and theoretical articles in applied areas of psychology and behavioral science.
  • Bill Davis, Instructor, Forbes School of Business presented Groups, diversity and creativity to Clinton Leadership School, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Clinton, Iowa in March
  • Bill Davis, Instructor, Forbes School of Business presented Leading change and getting to yes to Clinton Leadership School, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Clinton, Iowa in February
  • Bill Davis, Instructor, Forbes School of Business presented Passion, purpose and time management to Idea Lab, Results Marketing, St. Ambrose University Professional Development Center, Davenport, Iowa in January.

October - December 2013

  • Dr. Magdy M. Hussein, Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business had her article Dynamic Learning, New Classroom Management Approach published in the International Journal of Education and Research.
  • Dr. Lynne Trevisan and Dr. Claire DeCristofaro, Assistant Professors in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, presented Peer-review of teaching performance: Is inter-rater reliability improved by provision of directed instructions? at the 2013 Sloan-C conference. 
  • Dr. Eric Klein, Behavioral Sciences Department Chair in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, and Jodi Feikema, Associate Faculty, presented Academic Program Review: An Evolution of the Process Based on Lessons Learned and Best Practices at the 2013 Sloan-C conference.
  • Dr. Carl BeyerCollege of Education Assistant Professor, completed two conference presentations. He co-presented The PRISM Competencies of 21st Century Education; Teaching with Culture Based Education Models at the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning Annual Conference on October 17, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. He also presented Comparing and Contrasting the Education of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians at the Organization of Education Historians, on October 4, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Dr. Laurie WellnerCollege of Education Assistant Professor, presented Discipline 202: What Works? What Doesn’t? at the Association of California School Administrators Region XIX General Membership Meeting, on October 17, 2013 in Beaumont, California. This presentation was specifically in support of new K-12 school administrators seeking information regarding discipline regulations in public schools. Additionally, she made two presentations with Maryam Diaab Hall, Grant Services Manager at the California League of Schools, during the organization's Annual Conference South: Technology Enriched Teaching: Trends in Blended Learning and 4G Synergy: Intergenerational Collaboration for Implementing the Common Core.
  • Dr. Paula Zobisch and Dr. Andree Swanson, Assistant Professors in the Forbes School of Business, presented twice at the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM) Conference in San Diego. They presented FREE -- Adding voice and infographics to your classroom or feedback and An Assessment of Emotional Intelligence Understanding and Consumer Behavior. Dr. Swanson was also part of a research team that presented Instructor social presence within the Community of Inquiry framework and its impact on classroom community and the learning environment. Drs Zobisch and Swanson served as chairs for the IBAM conference.
  • Dr. Jongbok Byun, an Associate Professor and Program Chair in the Forbes School of Business, co-authored A Case Study on Supply Chain Strategies and Buyer-Supplier Relationships of Nexen Tire America, Inc. The article was published in Business Education Research, 28(4), pp.433-455. The case study investigated the critical success factors in designing a supply chain management system. Based on the buyer-supplier relationship (BSR) model, Dr. Byun identified what made NexenAm so successful in the market.
  • Dr. Judy DonovanCollege of Education Assistant Professor, had her article College Students’ Attitudes toward Service Learning in Northwest Indiana published in the South Shore Journal.
  • Dr. Irina Weisblat, Assistant Professors in the Forbes School of Business, is a contributing author to the “International Business” section of the National Standards. The publication is now available in print from: http://www.nbea.org/ National Standards for Business Education (2013). Richmond, VA: NBEA.
  • Andrew Shean, Vice Provost, Curriculum and Innovation, presented Transforming Education through the Power of Technology and Adaptive Assessment during the No Excuses University annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Darryl Jones, Asociate faculty, teaches courses in Public Administration within the Forbes School of Business, as well as Homeland Security in the College of Liberal Arts. He recently completed the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, cohort IX. The curriculum is designed to produce effective leadership at all levels of government, leveraging the combined strengths of the Harvard Kennedy School’s experience in leadership education and the Harvard School of Public Health’s unmatched technical expertise in the field of public health emergencies.
  • Grant W. Jones, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts, published The Navy Principle is Now "Safety First": Naval Aspects of the Papuan Campaign in the Second World War in War & Society.
  • Dr. David Deifell, Associate Professor in the College of Liberal Arts, saw the publication of a book published with a colleague in the field of communication. Newman, Robert P, with David Deifell. Invincible Ignorance in American Foreign Policy: The Triumph of Ideology over Evidence. New York: Peter Lang, 2013.
  • Dr. D. L. Bearden, Associate Faculty, College of Education, presented Psychology of Adolescent Online Behaviour and Learning in Slovenia and the Southern States of Mediterranean Europe. Konferenca Vzgoja in Izobrazevanje V Informacijski Druzbi (Education in Information Society), in Slovenia on October 11, 2013.
  • Dr. Linda Atkinson, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Eight Buddhist Methods for Leaders in Journal of Organizational Leaning and Leadership, 11(2), 8-18.
  • Dr. Kurt Stuke, Associate Faculty in the Forbes School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts, presented at the American Society for Quality Joint Auditing and Quality Management National Conference held in Tucson, AZ on October 10 - 11, 2013.
  • Dr. Kathy Hoover, Associate Faculty, College of Education, presented at the Ohio Council for the International Reading Association conference on October 12, 2013, at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash campus. The title of her presentation was Text Analysis: Organizational Strategies for Logical Inferencing in Explicit Reading.
  • Dr. Ron Jones, Associate Faculty, Forbes School of Business, published a peer-reviewed journal article called Do Leadership Behaviors Matter? Examining the Effects of Leadership Styles on Financial Performance in The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, 1(2), 33-50, and two online magazine articles: The instructor’s challenge: Moving students beyond opinions to critical thinking and Keeping students engaged in the online classroom, both in Faculty Focus.
  • Dr. Loay Alnaji, Associate Faculty, Forbes School of Business, has several recent publications. They are as follows:
    Alnaji, L. (2013). The change from syllabus-focused curriculum courses to object-focused curriculum: A case study at Alzaytoonah University—Part 1, Journal of Education and Practice 4(4).
    Alnaji, L. & Ridha, M. (2013). The role of supply chain applications in Jordanian pharmacies: A case study on pharmacies in the capital city Amman, Industrial Engineering Letters, 3(1).
    Mahmood. B. Ridha, Loay Alnaji, Muiead A. Kalal (2013). Decision support systems and their role in rationalizing the production plans: A case study on a plant in Najaf, Industrial Engineering Letters 3(4).
    Najim, N. A., El-Refae, G. A., & Alnaji, L. (2013). The impact of the key dimensions of entrepreneurship on opportunities for the success of new ventures in the greater Amman municipality, European Journal of Business and Management 5(4).
    Ridha, m. B. & Alnaji, L. (2013). The methods of measurement and analysis of risks in businesses: A case study on the Jordan Valley Authority, Developing Country Studies, 3(2).
    Najim, N. A., Al-Naimi, M. A., & Alnaji, L. (2012). Impact of intellectual capital on realizing university goals in a sample of Jordanian universities, European Journal of Business and Management 4(14).
  • David B. Hinton, PhD, Associate Faculty in the College of Education, presented a paper entitled Leni Riefenstahl, Triumph of the Will, and the Nazi Machtergreifung at the Middle Tennessee State University International Conference in Holocaust Studies on October 17, 2013.
  • Dr. Cheryl Lemus, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts, published her article Save your baby, save ten percent: National baby week, the infants' department, and the modern pregnant woman, 1905-1925 in Journal of Women's History, 25(3), Fall.
  • Dr. Richard Leventhal, Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business, has the following recent publications:
    Fowler, D., Pitta, D., and Leventhal,R (2013). Technological advancements and social challenges for one-to-one marketing, The Journal of Consumer Marketing, 30(6)
    Bui,M., Kaltcheva,V., Patino,A. and Leventhal, R (2013). Front-of-package product labels: Influences in varying nutritional food-labels on parental decisions, The Journal of Product & Brand Management, 22(5/6).
  • Dr. Michelle RosserAssistant Professor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, has a book, Becoming an Integrated Educational Leader, being published by Peter Lang of New York and is due to go to press in December 2013.
  • Dr. Daniel Villa, Assistant Professor, College of Health, Human Services, and Science, has been appointed as a committee member on the HIV Prevention Planning Committee for the County of Orange, which is part of the HIV Planning Council for Orange County, California.
  • Kathie McCart, Associate Faculty, College of Education had the article What's in five minutes? Transformative Dialogues published in Teaching & Learning Journal, 6(3), 1-2.
  • Dr. Diane Hamilton, Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business published “Exploring the relationship between media choices and teaching experience in online courses” in Center for Scholastic Inquiry: Education, 1(1), 134-146.
  • Dr. Pam Gordon, Associate Professor, Forbes School of Business published: “Using animal metaphors to create and maintain positive changes in the workforce” in Journal of Diversity Management, 8(2), “Helping new college grads find success in the workplace [Electronic version]” and “Helping clients reach collaborative conflict solutions in the workplace [Electronic version]”in Counseling Today and presented “Using animal metaphors to create and maintain positive changes in the workforce” at The Clute Institute International Academic Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado. [Best Paper in Session Award as determined by the peer review process]
  • Anthony Biduck, Associate Faculty, College of Health, Human Services, and Science presented “Can therapy be funny?” at the 26th Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference and Humor Academy in San Diego, CA.
  • Dr. Brian Maybruck, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts presented “Tumor Derived Exosome Induction of the CD3+CD8+ T cell Tolerogenic Phenotype” at SITC 28th Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD and 16th Annual Meeting of the Translational Reserach Cancer Centers Consortium. Seven Springs, PA, and “Identification of a tumor-derived factor causing T cell Tolerogenic effects (abstract#1907)” at 58th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council. Santa Monica, CA.
  • Benjamin J. Wright, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published “Reproducing ‘really useful’ workers: Ideology and Children’s Television Programming” in Rethinking Marxism.
  • Dr. Bruce Johnson, Associate Faculty, College of Education published Appreciative andragogy: Taking the distance out of distance learning. Seattle, WA: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and Getting down to business: A handbook for part-time faculty. Ann Arbor, MI: Part-Time Press.
  • Dr. Lisa Marie Johnson, College of Education, has accepted an invitation to continue in her role as Co-Chair of the WICHE Conference on Educational Technology (WCET) Common Interest Group on “Academic Integrity and Authentication”. Dr. Johnson will serve as co-chair with Matthew Prineas, Ph.D. (University of Maryland University College) and Luke Dowden, Ed.D. (University of Louisiana at Lafayette).
  • Dr. Barbara Hall, College of Education, presented twice during the international conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, the premiere organization for instructional design. Her first presentation, Correlating Outcomes of Quality Matters Standard 5.2 in Asynchronous Discussions, was partially funded by her University Fellows Program grant. Her second presentation, Revising Expectations for Peer Interaction, was based on research conducted with Dr. Janine Lim, Associate Dean of Online Higher Education at Andrews University.
  • Carolyn Mattocks, Associate Faculty, Forbes School of Business, presented “Basics of starting a nonprofit organization” at Educational Consultants Institute International Research Conference, October, Anne Arundel Hanover, MD.
  • Dr. Mustafa Sayim, Associate Faculty, Forbes School of Business, published “The effect of U.S. individual investor sentiment on industry-specific stock returns and volatility” in Review of Behavioral Finance, “The relationship between individual investor sentiment, stock return and volatility: Evidence from the Turkish market” in International Journal of Emerging Markets and “The role of multinational companies in sustainable socioeconomic development in conflict zone: The case of Palestine” in British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade. He presented “An examination of U.S. institutional investor sentiment effect on the Turkish stock market” at the 27th Academy of Financial Services Conference, October, Chicago.
  • Jacey Saucedo Coy, Associate Faculty, College of Health, Human Services, and Science published “Intimate partners who struggle with formal commitments: Attachment styles, major challenges, & clinical implications” in American Journal of Family Therapy.
  • Dovie D. Dawson published Two Party Systems: The American Way in American Government. Retrieved October 16, 2013, from http://americangovernment2.abc-clio.com/
  • Bob Lindquist, Associate Faculty, Forbes School of Business and College of Liberal Arts published Financial Independence for the New Generation, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, St. Louis, ISBN 978-1-4652-2703-4.
  • Ekaterina Gorislavsky, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Economic Conditions and Violent Victimization Trends among Youth: Guns, Serious Violence, and Homicide 1973-2005. In Economics and Youth Violence. Edited by Richard Rosenfeld, Mark Edberg, Xiangming Fang, and Curtis S. Florence. New York: New York University Press.
  • Dr. Debra Lawrence, Associate Faculty, College of Education published How Public Investment Contributes to High Quality Early Childhood Programs: Lessons from Pennsylvania. Scholars Press: Germany ISBN: 978-3-639-51551-0
  • Jim Henry, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Even More Stuff. Hernando, Fla. James F. Henry Communications, and Antiquity Calais & the Legend of the Ice Queen. Hernando, Fla. James F. Henry Communications.
  • Jamie Way, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published The Use of Military Forces for Disaster Relief is Inappropriate and Harmful. In Natural Disasters: Opposing Viewpoints. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Cengage Learning.
  • Dr. Kathy Wood, Assistant Professor, College of Health, Human Services, and Science published Applications for Managing Institutions Delivering Healthcare. In Health Informatics (pp. 107-114). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. (Contributor) and Provider Based Billing: The Management Impact. Tarheel News, 47(2), 24-25.
  • Kimberly O’Brien, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published China and the International Space Station (ISS): China’s distance from the project. International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter, 63. Retrieved from http://www.iias.asia/the-newsletter/article/china-and-international-space-station-iss-chinas-distance-project
  • Dr. Kunsoo Paul Choi, Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business published Paul's Life, Epistles, and the Central Themes of His Theology (in Korean. Qumran Publishing House, ISBN Number: 978-89-6562-375-5.
  • Daria Heinemann, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published The use of pro-ana blogs for online social support. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 21(4/5), Social presence and online relating: A cross-contextual view. In L. Webb & K. Wright (Eds.), Computer-Mediated Communication in Personal Relationships, 2nd ed. Cresskill, NJ: Peter Lang (accepted, awaiting final edits from editors), "To be so connected, yet not at all:" Relational presence, absence, and maintenance in the context of a wartime deployment. Western Journal of Communication, 77, 249-271, and was the recipient of the 2014 B. Aubrey Fisher Award, an association-wide award from the Western States Communication Association recognizing the peer-reviewed article in each volume of WJC that makes the most significant contribution to communication scholarship.
  • Amanda Smothers, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Lost and found: The search for "truth" in Arcadia. In W. Baker and A. Smothers (Eds.), The real thing: Essays on Tom Stoppard in celebration of his 75th birthday (pp. 221-243). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mark H. Kavanaugh, Associate Faculty, College of Health, Human Services, and Science published Assessing AAC&U General Education Learning Outcomes in Introduction to Psychology, Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology Conference , Red Bank, NJ. September and Integrating Instructional Design Theory into Clear and Structured Online Lesson Plans, Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology Conference , Red Bank, NJ. September.
  • Dr. Matthew Collins, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Critical thinking skills of local emergency managers: Age, gender, education, and years in occupation. Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy, and Management.
  • Michelle McBrady (aka Molly O’Shea), Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Asperger's is a silly name! Raleigh, N.C.: Lulu Press.
  • Nancy Segovia, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Shine: How To Walk The Talk. Cabot: Faith and Reason Publishing.
  • D.A. Frey, Instructor, Forbes School of Business presented Backwards IS Better at the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges Conference, Long Beach, CA
  • Dr. Tara Malec, Associate Faculty, College of Health, Human Services, and Science published Research methods: Building a knowledge base. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. ISBN#: 978-1-62178-574-3.
  • Dr. Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts presented material from her books on archetypes and creative writing at the Writer's Expo in Hollywood CA this past October; she also held a book signing and took part in a panel on National Novel Writing Month. Her latest books Guide to Characterization & Book in a Month were also on display.
  • Matthew Bamberg, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts penned "Digital Art Photography for Dummies" and three books in the "Quick and Easy Secrets" book series detailing topics from photography techniques to the master photographers of the 20th century. His other works include "New Image Frontiers--Defining the Future of Photography," a book in which Bamberg interviewed top world engineers, photographers and gallery owners seeking to find answers to sensor development, new camera models (including the new mirrorless line manufactured by a number of companies), and the influence new computer chip technology has made photographing an easier process.
  • Steve Mathews, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published The Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John, American Journal of Biblical Theology, 14(4) and Postmodern popular philosophy and the caricature of expository preaching: A Response to Wade’, American Journal of Biblical Theology, 15(30).
  • David C. Hayes, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published American Guignol. Glendale, AZ: Blood Bound Books, Cannibal Fat Camp. Alton, IL: StrangeHouse Books, Ghastly! Omnibus. Nashville, TN: Hazardous Press, Hack. High Stakes. New York, NY: Evil Jester Press, The Sword of King Conrad. Alter Egos, Volume One. Shelby, MI: Source Point Press, Scorn [graphic novel]. Phoenix, AZ: Abnormal Entertainment, Rottentai [graphic novel]l. Phoenix, AZ: Abnormal Entertainment, Weird Little Kid. Shelby, MI: Source Point Press, and Gladiatrix: The Pneumatic Woman. Steampunk Originals [graphic novel]. Toronto, ON: Arcana Studios
  • Dr. Linda Ellington, Associate Faculty, College of Education published The Strategic Leader: Bringing the Habits to Life. Charlotte, NC. Information Age Publishing, Inc., Kaliape. Pompano Beach, Fl. EducaVision, Inc., Squinelope. Pompano Beach, Fl. EducaVision, Inc., Critical Teaching and Learning Issues in International Education. Hershey, PA. IGI Global Publishers, Finlee:The Wetlee Collection. Pompano Beach, Fl. Educa Vision Publishing, and The Strategic Leader: Bringing the habits to life. Charlotte, South Carolina: Information Age Publishers.
  • Dr. Barry Dotson, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts returned from a trip to Germany visiting educational institutions in that country. The two attachments provide more information on Top Information Tour 7, Focus: Vocational Education and Green Jobs, For Important U.S. Delegates, October 2013. top7_brochure.pdf, P_24 09 13_TOP7_GI-2013-2-009-11_DS.pdf
  • Dr. Alan Belcher, Assistant Professor, College of Education presented "Indicators of Student (and Faculty) Success: Assessment in Online Education" at the annual conference of the Carolinas Communication Association. The conference theme was "Civility in the Classroom," and Dr. Belcher's presentation was part of a panel discussing "A Civil Approach to Online Education: Strategies for Success." Other panelists were affiliated with The University of Florida, Appalachian State University, and Pfeiffer University.
  • Dr. Andrew Shean, Vice Provost, Curriculum and Innovation was recognized for serving as an ambassador for civic and community events. A flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor.
  • Drs. Suzanne Power, Mihaela Tanasescu, Tony Farrell, and Denise Maxwell, College of Liberal Arts, College of Health, Human, Services, and Science, and College of Education (respectively) presented Elevating the faculty experience. WCET 25th Annual Meeting, Denver, November.
  • Drs. Mindy Sloan (Ashford) and Michelle Keim (Bridgepoint Education) presented tudent Success Matrix (SSMx): A Model for Classifying Influences on Student Success within the PAR Project at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) Annual Meeting, Denver and Creating Actionable Pathways for Improving Student Success Through Academic Risk Identification at the 19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference, Orlando.
  • Amanda Wagner, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Registry laws and sex offenders: A review of the literature. In R. McNamara & K. Bell (Eds.), Dimensions of crime as a social problem. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.
  • Barbara Segala, Associate Faculty, College of Education presented Literacy, Critical Thinking, & Collaboration. National Association of Educating Young Children Conference & Expo, Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Katura M. Lesane, Associate Faculty, College of Education published Online training for the online instructor. eLearn Magazine, 11
  • Dr. Lisset Pickens, Associate Faculty, College of Education published A Guide to Implementing a Successful Mentoring Program in a K-12 Setting. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. http://www.amazon.com/Implementing-Successful-Mentoring-Program-Setting/dp/1480144444/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1385315568&sr=8-2&keywords=lisset+pickens
  • Dr. Susan Luck, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts presented Twittering our Way to a Team and Meetings Madness at the International Association for Business Communication Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, and How to Talk to Get Others to Listen at the Legal Marketers of the Southeastern United States, Charlotte, NC.
  • Dr. Irina Weisblat, Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business is the President of the California Business Education Association (CBEA). She hosted the 78th CBEA annual conference at The Westin Hotel in downtown San Diego on November 15-17, 2013. The conference theme was “Innovation in business education”. More details can be found at: www.cbeaonline.org
  • Dr. Rosemarie Anderson-Mealy, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published Activism and Disciplinary Suspensions/Expulsions at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): A Phenomenological Study of the Black Student Sit-In Movement, 1960-1962. NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
  • Dr. Elaine Alden, Chair of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts presented at the annual meeting of Gerontology Society of America in November. The talk was entitled “The Flexible Employment Proposition: selling the ‘right thing to do’ to organizations". A recording of the talk can be found on the following link: http://bpiedu.adobeconnect.com/p6v3zzgqwjc/
  • Dr. Trevor Albertson, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts published three articles in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Military Science. These volumes are used by defense and government professionals, as well as academics, as a reliable source for information and analysis concerning a broad range of international security concerns. The three articles are: “United States Strategic Command”; “United States Air Force Pilot Training”; and “Unconventional Warfare”. “United States Strategic Command,” Encyclopedia of Military Science, ed. G Kurt Piehler (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2013). “United States Air Force Pilot Training,” Encyclopedia of Military Science, ed. G Kurt Piehler (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2013). “Unconventional Warfare,” Encyclopedia of Military Science, ed. G Kurt Piehler (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2013).
  • Bill Davis, Instructor, Forbes School of Business published Classroom leadership. Virtual Presentation for Think Tank, San Diego, CA: Ashford University.

July - September 2013
  • Dr. Andree Swanson is an Assistant Professor in the Forbes School of Business, and in September presented The Future of Emotional Intelligence within the Financial Planning Context at the 2013 Financial Therapy Association Conference at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Dr. Jongbok ByunForbes School of Business Associate Professor, and Dr. Jorge CardenasAssociate Dean, presented A Study of Online Presence in Digital Learning Environments at the Association for Information Systems Conference, August 2013, Chicago, IL.
  • Dr. Barbara HallAssistant Professor in the College of Education and Research Fellow, facilitated a session titled Why Increasing Interaction Isn’t Enough, during the eLearning Guild’s August forum, Collaborative and Social Learning: Best Practices for Learning with Others.
  • Dr. Maja Zelihic, Forbes School of Business Assistant Professor, published The Study of Conflict Management among Taiwanese Adolescents in the Life Science Journal.
  • Dr. Kurt Stuke, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts presented Philosophical Sketches from Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack River, Thoreau's Society Annual Gathering in Concord, MA. July. (http://thoreausociety.org/event/annual-gathering-mystic-transcendentalist-and-natural-philosopher-boot)
  • James Meetze, Instructor of English, College of Liberal Arts was selected as Judge of the 2013 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Poetry. Also, on July 25, he read and presented on a panel in Tijuana as part of the 4th Annual Festival de Poesia Tijuana, which is sponsored by the government of Mexico. He read with the translator, Aurelio Merzbau, who is currently translating his book Dayglo (2011) into Spanish. On the 22rd of July, 2013 Instructor Meetze lead a workshop at San Diego Writers Ink, a non-profit community organization for writers.
  • Dr. Pam Gordon, Associate Faculty, College of Health, Human Services, and Science published Helping Clients Reach Collaborative Conflict Solutions in the Workplace [Electronic version], Counseling Today, retrieved from http://ct.counseling.org/2013/07/helping-clients-reach-collaborative-conflict-solutions-in-the-workplace/, presented the paper Using Animal Metaphors to Create and Maintain Positive Changes in the Workforce at The Clute Institute International Academic Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado. [Best Paper in Session Award as determined by the peer review process], and published Helping New College Grads Find Success in the Workplace [Electronic version], Counseling Today, retrieved from http://ct.counseling.org/2013/09/helping-new-college-grads-find-success-in-the-workplace/.
  • Dr. Linda Ellington, Associate Faculty, College of Education published Critical Reaching and Learning Issues in International Education. International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing Inc. (Peer reviewed)
  • Bill Davis, Instructor, Forbes School of Business published Getting to Yes. Virtual Presentation for USDLA - United States Distance Learning Association.
  • Wiliam Barone, Associate Faculty, had his poem Tornado Dreams published in the July 2013 issue of Dark Matters. 
  • Ginger Marcinkowski, Associate Faculty, had her book Run, River Currents named a semi-finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Awards in July 2013. Prior to this, her book received an Honorable Mention in the 2013 New England Book Awards and was a semi-finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest.
  • Douglas A. Hass, Associate Faculty, had his article Employers and Immigration Law: Be Careful Who You Hire – and Who You Don’t published in the Illinois Bar Journal in July 2013.
  • Robert Lindquist, Associate Faculty, wrote Financial Independence for the New Generation, which will be available in August 2013 from publisher Kendall Hunt.
  • Anayat Durrani, Associate Faculty, received the 2013 Silver Award of Distinction by Communicator Awards for her Back to School feature in Military Officer Magazine.
  • Dr. Bruce A. Johnson, Associate Faculty, published his book Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning in July 2013. 
  • Dr. Jeral KirwanAssistant Professor, co-chaired the Research and Theory Special Interest Group of the Commission of Professors of Adult and Continuing Education from 2012-2013.
  • Dr. Barbara Hall, Assistant Professor, published a book review (Student Participation in Online Discussions by Hew and Wing) in the International Review of Open and Distance Learning, 14(3), 519-521 in July 2013.
April - June 2013

  • Dr. Alexander  Cohen, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Faculty Senate Chair presented the unpublished papers Standing in the Way of Taxpayer Lawsuits: A Call for the Abolition of the Injury Element in Federal Standing Doctrine and Monopoly as a Teaching Tool at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Dr. David T. Stoneback, Associate Faculty, College of Health, Human Services, and Science published Health care reform: Boom or Bust for Voluntary Benefits? Workplace Solutions Benefits Beat Spring, and Voluntary Benefits Magazine July (http://www.wpsbenefits.com/Portals/0/WPS-NEWS-41113.pdf) and If Wellness Programs are the Answer, What is the Question? Health & Wellness Magazine, June (http://healthandwellnessmagazine.net/content/features/if-wellness-programs-are-the-answer-what-is-the-question/)
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Ryan-Rojas, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts presented Collateral Effects of High Instructor Response in Online Student Activity Completion, ARC Conference, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, San Diego, California, April.
  • Matt Norsworthy, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts presented The Nature of Offering the PhD in English Through Technology, College English Association (CEA) Annual Conference, Savannah, GA, April.
  • Dr. Russell E. Fail, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts was an invited panel speaker for The Art of Resilience, Being Out While Trying to Be In: Sexuality and Student Organizations on College Campuses, and Melting Pot or Ethnic Stew: Which Recipe for The United States? at the Public Affairs Conference, Missouri State University, April.
  • Dr. Carla McGill, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts published A Clear Horizon, A Clean Well-Lighted Place, June, http://www.lightedplace.com/poetry.html.
  • Jamie Way, Associate Faculty, published the article The Use of Military Forces for Disaster Relief is Inappropriate and Harmful in Natural Disasters: Opposing Viewpoints with Gale Cengage Learning in spring 2013. 
  • Jim Henry, Associate Faculty, published his book The World According to Crash: Miscellaneous Stuff & Stuff with PDMI Publishing in spring 2013.
  • Dr. Jeral Kirwan, Assistant Professor, and associates presented Changing lives: How Leaders of Philanthropic Organizations Understand their Mission—An Empirical Study. This work was also published in the Proceedings of the 54th Annual Adult Education Research Conference in St Louis, MO, in spring 2013.
  • Dr. Jeral Kirwan, Assistant Professor, and associates made two presentations at the 62nd Annual American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) International Conference in Lexington, KY in spring 2013. The first was entitled Role Play Learning Styles and the second Virtual Instructor Dispositions and Personalities.  
  • Kathy H. Wood, Assistant Professor, published Applications for Managing Institutions Delivering Healthcare in Health Informatics (pp. 107-114) with Elsevier in spring 2013. 
  • Dionne Mahaffey Muhammad, Associate Faculty, received a $2500 grant in spring 2013 from The Society of Consulting Psychology: Division 13 of the American Psychological Association to complete her research study on Female Rivalry in the Workplace. 
  • Kathy H. Wood, Assistant Professor, published Provider Based Billing: The Management Impact in the Tarheel News, 47(2), 24-25 in spring 2013.
  • Dionne Mahaffey Muhammad, Associate Faculty, received a $2500 grant in spring 2013 from The Society of Consulting Psychology: Division 13 of the American Psychological Association to complete her research study on Female Rivalry in the Workplace.
  • Alicia Holland-Johnson, Associate Faculty, published Expanding Your Tutoring Business: The Blueprint for Protecting Your Learning Organization with iGlobal Educational Services in spring 2013.
  • David Stoneback, Associate Faculty, had an article called Care Reform: Boom or Bust for Voluntary Benefits? published in Workplace Solutions Benefits Beat, Spring 2013.
  • Dr. Lisa Johnson, Assistant Professor, published A Case of Wikis and Contradictions: Activity Systems, Classroom Community, and Instructional Design for Collaborative Online Learning in June 2013 in the Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 3(1), 19-31. It is available from http://www.jaidpub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Johnson-Sims-MAY2013.pdf.  
  • Amanda Smothers, Associate Faculty, edited and contributed a chapter to The Real Thing: Essays on Tom Stoppard in Celebration of His 75th Birthday, published by Cambridge Scholars in June 2013. Her chapter is entitled Lost and Found: The Search for 'Truth' in Arcadia.
  • Dr. Gloria Zuniga y Postigo, Assistant Professor, presented Hayek and the Common Good at the Cosmos & Taxis Conference, University of British Columbia, Canada, May 31-June 2, 2013. 
  • Dr. D. L. Bearden, Associate Faculty, presented International Perspective on Mobile Learning at the Spark 4th Global Conference on Telecenters in Granada Spain, May 28-29, 2013 and at the International Distance Education Conference in Rome Italy, June 25-26, 2013. 
  • David Stoneback, Associate Faculty, had his article If Wellness Programs are the Answer, What is the Question? published in Health & Wellness Magazine in June 2013.
  • Dr. Carla McGill, Associate Faculty, had her poem A Clear Horizon published by the Lighted Place in June 2013.
  • Dr. Thomas Tonkin, Associate Faculty, presented The Effects of Locus of Control and Gender on Implicit Leadership Perception at the International Leadership Association (ILA) Women and Leadership Affinity Group Inaugural Conference in June, 2013. His work was published in the conference proceedings as well.
  • Lisa Betczynski, Associate Faculty, was recently accepted into the Climate Reality Corps, Leadership Training, facilitated by Al Gore. After extensive training in social media, public speaking, and the latest environmental research, she is expected to deliver a minimum of ten activities within one year of the completion of training as a Climate Leader.
  • Dr. Kunsoo Choi, Assistant Professor, published Paul's Life, Epistles, and the Central Themes of His Theology in June 2013 with Qumran Publishing House.
  • Dr. Gloria Zuniga y Postigo, Assistant Professor, presented Emotion and Reason: Stein on the Constitution of Moral Value at the International Conference on Edith Stein, King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, June 12-14, 2013.
  • Dr. Matthew Collins, Associate Faculty, had his article Critical Thinking Skills of Local Emergency Managers: Age, Gender, Education, and Years in Occupation published in Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy, and Management in 2013.
  • Dr. Elaine Alden, Assistant Professor presented her paper Flexible Employment Access and the Older Worker: A British Study at the Global Conference on International Human Resources Management held at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA in May 2013.
  • Dr. Justin Harrison, Academic Department Chair, presented his papers The Gods Have Flown the Earth: The Importance of the Absence of God in Postmodern Christianity at the Subverting the Norm Conference in Springfield, MO, and Why Do You Teach That? Inherent Racism in Assumptions about Underprivileged Students and Core Texts in the History of Philosophy at the Association for Core Tests and Courses 19th Annual Conference in Gatineau-Ottawa, Canada in April 2013. He also presented his poster Psychopathology and Moral Culpability: The Unconscious Conscious of the Psychopath at the Philosophical Issues in Crime and Mental Illness Conference in San Francisco, California in May 2013.
  • Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Assistant Professor, co-authored with Helen Foster James the book Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America, published by Sleeping Bear Press in May 2013. 
  • Alice L. "Aley" Martin, Associate Faculty, gave a presentation at the Assessment, Teaching, & Learning Conference held in Spokane Washington on May 1, 2013. Her work was titled The Academic Agora: Education through Understanding the Self While Learning the Disciplines.
  • Dr. Andree Swanson, Assistant Professor, received 2 awards at the Conference on Business and Finance, in May 2013 in Costa Rica. These awards were Best in Session, and Outstanding Research, for An Assessment of Emotional Intelligence Understanding in the Field of Financial Planning.
  • Lor Fiorino, Associate Faculty, was recognized as Detective of the Year by the Orlando State Attorney’s Office for her work on the Special Victims Unit in spring 2013.
  • Dr. Kathy Woods, Assistant Professor, is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and in spring 2013 was commissioned to serve on an advisory board to assist in identifying market need and appropriate marketing strategy for the Healthcare Finance Curriculum. This curriculum will be used in support of, and training students in, the practical application of healthcare financial management.
  • Dr. Ashraf Esmail, Associate Faculty, and colleagues published 3 articles in peer-reviewed journals in spring 2013. These are A Critical Analysis of Female Doctoral Student Advisement: Implications for Program Satisfaction in the Journal of Urban Education, 1, 1, 90-113; The Crisis of Public Schools in the United States in the Journal of Urban Education, 1, 1, 81-90; and The Impact of Culture on Crime in Race, Gender, Class, 20, 1-2, 326-343.
  • Viki Hurst, Associate Faculty, joined the Advisory Council for Leap to Success, an organization that helps women rebuild their lives through personal and professional development, in spring 2013.
  • Dr. Linda Ellington, Associate Faculty, published several books in spring 2013. These include The Strategic leader: Bringing the Habits to Life with Information Age Publishing, Inc; Kaliape with EducaVision, Inc.; and Squinelope with EducaVision, Inc. She also published a chapter in the bookCritical Teaching and Learning Issues in International Education with IGI Global Publishers.
  • Darlene Pierre-Louis, Associate Faculty, was elected to the American Society of Public Administration Section on International and Comparative Administration Board of Executives in spring 2013. She is also Executive Council member at The Museum of Science & Industry Chicago Black Creativity Council, a fundraising council member at The Art Institute of Chicago, a reviewer at the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and the Fundraising Chair for the 2014 International Conference on Democratic Governance to be held in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Dr. Elaine AldenDr. Ray Powers, and Dr. Alan Swank co-presented their paper Establishing Teacher Presence in the Online Environment: Guidance of Best Practice at the Sloan Consortium: Emerging Technologies in Online Education Conference in Las Vegas, NV in April 2013.  They presented their poster Exemplary Teacher Presence: Guidance of Best Practice at the 2013 WASC Academic Resource Conference in San Diego, CA in April 2013.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Hall, Full Professor, presented his paper Using Quantitative and Qualitative Student Readiness Data to Impact Student Persistence at the Pearson Cite 2013 Online Learning Conference in Chicago, IL in April 2013.  He presented his paper Online Orientation: Development, Data, & Lessons Learned and his poster Engaging Adjunct Faculty in Curriculum Development: A Collaborative Approach at The 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium in Las Vegas, NV in April 2013. Dr. Hall also co-presented with Morgan Johnson their paper Building a Culture of Critical Thinking: A Multi-modal Approach and their poster Implementation of an Orientation Course and Online Student Success at the 2013 WASC Academic Resource Conference in San Diego, CA in April 2013.
  • Dr. Bethany Heywood, Assistant Professor, presented her paper Ice Age Minds, Space Times: Discovering the Hunter-gatherer Mindset in Science Fiction at the 75 Years of Science Fiction Interdisciplinary Conference in Burlington, VT in April 2013.
  • Dr. Andrew SheanDr. Jeffrey Hall, and James Meetze, MFA co-presented their session Discussing Critical Thinking Strategies at the 2013 WASC Academic Resource Conference in San Diego, CA in April 2013.
  • Dr. Jacqueline Ryan-Rojas and Dr. Mark Ryan co-presented their paper Collateral Effects of High Instructor Response in Online Student Activity Completion at the 2013 WASC Academic Resource Conference in San Diego, CA in April 2013.
  • Matthew Norsworthy, Associate Faculty, presented The Nature of Offering the PhD in English through Technology at the College of English Association Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia in April, 2013.
  • Clinton Hale, Associate Faculty, presented Anglo-Saxon Christianity: Militant and Violent at the Sam Houston State University First Annual Conference on Medieval Philosophy and Thought in April 2013. 
  • Dr. Therese M. Kanai, Associate Faculty, made two presentations at the April, 2013 Teaching, Colleges, & Community Conference in Hawaii. The first was Active Engagement of the Embedded Librarianship in the Online Classroom and the second, Using Skype to Engage Learners.
  • Alicia Holland-Johnson, Associate Faculty, published Starting and Operating an Online Tutoring Business: The Blueprint for Running an Online Learning Organization with iGlobal Educational Services in spring 2013. 
  • Andrew Lubin, Associate Faculty, presented Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan: American Foreign * Military Policy in the 21st Century at Brandeis University's Boston Center for Conflict & Coexistence in March 2013, and at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester, NH in April 2013. 
January - March 2013

  • Dr. Alex Cohen, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Faculty Senate Chair presented the unpublished paper The Science of Simulations at the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Dr. Alex Cohen and Dr. Chase Pielak, both Assistant Professors in the College of Liberal Arts, presented the unpublished paper Yes, But in a Zombie Apocalypse at the Annual Meeting of the Far West Popular Culture Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Michael Dalelio published “Fixing the Scenery: A Mailman and Poet’s Notes on the Days after Superstorm Sandy” in Oh Sandy: An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
  • Dovie D. Dawson, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts presented Sustainable Regional Transportation as part of a panel (Sensible Solutions) and submitted it as a co-authored paper at the Annual ASPA Conference in New Orleans, LA, March 15-19, 2013.
  • Dr. John Johnson, Associate Faculty, Forbes School of Business published Академический Эверест: сравнительная характеристика программ по защите кандидатских и докторских диссертаций в США и Украине. [Scaling the Academic Everest: A Comparative Study of Candidate and Doctoral Programs in the Ukraine and in the United States]. Paper presented at the International Scientific Conference “Entrepreneurial education and innovative entrepreneurial universities and their role in socio-economic development of a nation”, Kyiv, Ukraine (in Russian).
  • Dr. Russell E. Fail, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts presented Integrating Ethics and Business in Online Education at the 20th Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, February and Examining the Fictionalized History of “The King’s Speech" at the Southern Humanities Council Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, February.
  • John Johnson, Associate Faculty, presented Scaling the Academic Everest: A Comparative Study of Candidate and Doctoral Programs in the Ukraine and in the United States at the International Scientific Conference -Entrepreneurial Education and Innovative Entrepreneurial Universities and Their Role in Socio-Economic Development of a Nation in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2013. 
  • Dr. Murad Abel, Assistant Professor, presented his paper The Social and Financial Benefits of Developing Employee Satisfaction at the Key West International Conference in Key West, FL held in March 2013.
  • Douglas A. Hass, Associate Faculty, had his article Will the Updated DMS-5 Cause Employers More ADA Headaches? published in the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal in March, 2013.
  • Dr. Justin Harrison, Academic Department Chair, presented his papers Heideggerian Joy at Midsouth Philosophy Conference in Memphis, TN in February 2013 and It is What it is You Know? – A Humean and Heideggerean Critique of Contemporary Folk Fatalism at PCA/ACA National Conference in Washington, D.C., held in March 2013.
  • Dr. Ashraf Esmail and colleagues presented Bullying, Gender Equity, Harassment, Drop-Out, Anticipation, and Solution. What You Would Do? and The Louisiana Crime Against Nature Statute at the Race, Gender, Class Conference in New Orleans in March 2013. 
  • Dr. Alicia Holland-Johnson, Associate Faculty, presented Becoming a Better Tutor at the Annual Association of the Tutoring Profession in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2013.
  • Dr. Gertrude I. Hewapathirana, Assistant Professor, presented her papers Global Entrepreneurs: Values That Matter and On the Likert Scale – A Debate between Ordinalists and Intervalists at the 20th annual AHRD International Conference held in Washington, DC from February 13-17, 2013. The latter paper was co-authored by Dr. Wendy Bodwell.
  • Dr. Colleen Lindecker Miron, Assistant Professor, published The Critical Encounter: Facilitating Positive Parent Adaptation to CAS with The Childhood Association of Speech Association of North America. Library: Apraxia Research in February 2013.
  • Kimberly O’Brien published, in February 2013, China and the International Space Station (ISS): China’s distance from the project. International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter, 63.
  • Dr. Andree Swanson, Assistant Professor, presented her paper Emotional Intelligence of Financial Planners in Mediation at the Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF) in Las Vegas Nevada in January 2013. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Randy Braidfoot.
  • Dr. Jan Tucker, Assistant Professor, had her paper Case Study: An Examination of the Decision Making Process for Selecting Simulations for an Online MBA Program published in the Education & Training Journal in January 2013. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Patricia Neely.
  • Dr. Melissa Holmberg, Associate Faculty, presented a paper and conducted a workshop at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in January 2013. Her paper was titled Use of Interactive Learning Tools to Engage Online Learning Educational Technology and her workshop The Community College Communication Studies Student: Multiple Intelligences for In-Person and Online Modalities.
  • Dr. Therese M. Kanai, Associate Faculty, made three presentations at Hawaii International Conference on Education in January 2013. They were Using Research Strategies at the Secondary Level to Actively Engage Learners, Using Skype to Engage Learners, and How to Write an Effective Online Bio.
  • Steven Matthews, Associate Faculty, published Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John in January 2013 in the American Journal of Biblical Theology, 14.4.
  • Dr. Steve Woodsmall, Assistant Professor, presented Transformational Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness in January 2013 at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines in Orlando, FL.
  • Matthew Bambrick, Associate Faculty, and his efforts to successfully mentor Chicago Public School students was the topic of an article, Students Reach New Heights, in the Chicago Tribune in January 2013.
  • Dr. Murad Abel, Assistant Professor, had his paper Developing Employee Motivation in the Workplace published in The International Journal of Research and Social Sciences as of early 2013.
  • Dr. Joan Chambers, Associate Faculty, had her paper Survival Recovery Effect: Military Wives with Husbands Deployed to Operation Iraq Freedom Conflict published in the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture in early 2013.
  • Dr. Wayne Hollman, Academic Department Chair, had his paper Professional Online Adjuncts and the Three Pillars of Entrepreneurialism, Arbitrage, and Scholarship published in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration in early 2013.
  • Dr. Adam Selhorst, Assistant Professor, had his paper Net Carbon Sequestration Potential and Emissions in Home Lawn Turfgrasses of the United States was published in Environmental Management in early 2013. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Rattan Lal.
  • Dr. Katie Bojakowski and Dr. Piotr Bojakowski are co-directors of the Warwick Project, to excavate and analyze the structural remains and artifacts from Warwick which wrecked while at anchorage in Castle Harbour, Bermuda in 1619. The excavation is funded by grants from the National Geographic Society, the Perot Foundation, G-EOS Foundation, and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, among others. The Warwick Project has already generated several peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and symposiums, two produced documentaries by CTV 1 in Bermuda, and public interest around the world. In January 2013, Dr. Katie Bojakowski organized and co-chaired a symposium on the Warwick Project for the Society of Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting in Leicester, England.

October - December 2012

  • Dr. Adam Selhorst, Assistant Professor, had his paper Effects of Climate and Soil Properties on U.S. Home Lawn Soil Organic Carbon Concentration and Pool published in Environmental Management in late 2012. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Rattan Lal.
  • Dr. Elaine Alden, Assistant Professor, presented her paper Flexible Employment: Resistance is Futile at the Gerontology Society of America Conference in San Diego, California in November 2012.
  • Dr. Matthew Laubacher, Academic Department Chair, presented his paper The Evolution of the Local Expert: Frank Stephens, a Case Study at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting in San Diego, California in November 2012.
  • Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Assistant Professor, presented her papers Asian-American Children’s and Young Adult Literature: A Qualitative Study of Cultural Authenticy at the California Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Monterey, California in November 2012, and “Using Web Tools to Promote the Reading of Multicultural Children’s Literature” at the San Diego Computer-Using Educators Annual Conference in San Diego, California in November, 2012.
  • Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan and Dr. Stephen Halfaker co-presented their paper Best Practice in Online Teaching at the San Diego Computer-Using Educations Annual Conference in San Diego, California in November, 2012.
  • Dr. Gina Warren, Academic Department Chair, presented her paper Influencing Online Instruction through Peer Mentoring of Adjunct Faculty in Teaching Education at the Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan in November, 2012.
  • Benjamin Wright and colleagues published A Squandered Opportunity? A Review of SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices for Offenders In November 2012. In Crime and Delinquency, 58(6): 954-972.
  • Dr. Ashraf Esmail and colleagues presented Advocacy, Activism, and Support for Students Whose Parents Have Never Been Incarcerated at the National Association for Multicultural Conference in Philadelphia in November 2012.
  • Dr. Andree Swanson and Dr. Jan Tucker co-presented their paper Use of Jing and JoinMe to Provide Asynchronous Audio and Video Feedback in the Online Classroom at the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL) Conference in Grand Junction, Colorado in October 2012.
  • Dr. Jan Tucker, Assistant Professor, presented her paper The Benefits and Challenges of Converting to a Competency Based Curriculum Model at the 18th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Florida in October 2012. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Patricia Neely.
  • Dr. Susan Adragna, Associate Faculty, presented two papers at the National Symposium on Student Retention in October, 2012 in New Orleans, LA. Her papers were titled Retention and the Nontraditional Student: The Student Perspective and Comprehensive Student Persistent Model Student Persistence: Providing Academic and Social Support. Her work was published in the conference proceedings as well.
  • Dr. Ashraf Esmail and colleagues presented Peoples’ Perceptions about Democracy as a Form of Government in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh In October 2012 at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference in Las Vegas.
  • Nicole Ubinger, Associate Faculty, presented Overcoming Barriers in Home Based Supervision in October 2012 at the Teaching-Family Association National Conference.
  • Benjamin Wright and colleagues published Managing an On-the-Spot Lottery in Reentry Services In September 2012 in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8(3): 241-253.
  • Dr. Ashraf Esmail and colleagues published 4 books in 2012. These are Charter Schools: Answering the Call; Saving Our Children with University of Press of America; African American Racial Identity: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience with Lexington Books; School Social Work Services in Federally Funded Programs: An African American Perspective with University Press of America; and Black Beaches and Bayous: BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Disaster with University of Press of America.
  • Dr. Ashidhara Das, Associate Faculty, published Desi Dreams: Immigrant Women Build Lives Across Two Worlds with Primus Publishers in 2013. 
  • Dr. Nate Pritts, Assistant Professor, published a book of his poetry, Right now more than ever, in 2013 with H_NGM_N Books, Rochester, NY.
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