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Table of Contents

A Letter From The President.............................................................................................4

2017 Promotion & Tenure Recipients................................................................................5

Russellville Faculty

Leadership Tech.................................................................................................................6

Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching........................................................................8

Tracy Cole

Faculty Award of Excellence for Scholarship & Creative Activity..................................10

Joshua Lockyer

Faculty Award of Excellence for Service........................................................................12

Johnette Moody

Arts & Humanities............................................................................................................14

Business...........................................................................................................................26 Education.........................................................................................................................30

Engineering & Applied Sciences.....................................................................................38

Natural & Health Sciences...............................................................................................44

eTech................................................................................................................................52 Library..............................................................................................................................53

Russellville Staff

Russellville Staff...............................................................................................................54

Ozark Faculty & Staff

Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching......................................................................56

Deborah McClure

Faculty Award of Excellence for Service........................................................................58

Lynn Washington

Ozark Faculty & Staff.......................................................................................................60


Letter from the President

The list of accomplishments in this publication is a celebration. It is a celebration of our shared commitment to student success, continually strengthening our human core, academic excellence and service as citizens of the region, state and world. Our collective and individual efforts in scholarship, teaching and service help spread the reputation of Arkansas Tech University. These accomplishments expand the footprint of ATU, enabling us to offer all that is great about our institution to a wider audience while remaining rooted in one of America’s most beautiful and welcoming regions. Please accept my heartfelt appreciation for all that you have done and for all that you will do in the future. We are willfully accepting the important responsibility entrusted to public, four-year universities in our nation, and we are succeeding together.

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2017 Promotion & Tenure Recipients The following individuals were promoted to professor:

Dr. Ernest Enchelmayer, Department of English and World Languages Neal Harrington, Department of Art Dr. Sean Huss, Department of Behavioral Sciences Dr. Stephen Jones, Department of Management and Marketing Dr. Eric Lovely, Department of Biological Sciences

The following individual was promoted to professor and granted tenure:

Dr. Rockie Pederson, Department of Health and Physical Education

The following individuals were promoted to associate professor:

Dr. Lisa Harless, Department of Nursing Dr. Kathryn Pearson, Department of Mathematics

The following individuals were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure:

Dr. Jeff Aulgur, Department of Professional Studies Dr. Joshua Fisher, Department of Art Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Department of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Efosa Idemudia, Department of Management and Marketing Dr. Justin Killingsworth, Department of Agriculture Dr. Jeffrey Pearson, Department of History and Political Science

The following individuals were granted tenure:

Dr. Pamela Dixon, Center for Leadership and Learning Dr. Sean Reed, Department of Music Dr. Jack Tucci, Department of Management and Marketing

The late Dr. Lyman Harris, who served on the Tech faculty from 1974-2014 and led the ATU rehabilitation science program to become the first such accredited program in Arkansas, received a posthumous honor as Professor Emeritus of Rehabilitation Science.

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Leadership Tech MISSION: To develop and enhance the leadership knowledge, skills and abilities of all individuals as well as the collective leadership capacity of the university in order to achieve unparalleled excellence in serving our students, community supporters, and institutional family.

The 2017 second cohort

Abby Davis, Tennis Coach/Health and Physical Education Instructor, Department of Athletics Amanda Johnson, Employer Relations Coordinator, Norman Career Services Angela Black, Technical Services Librarian, Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center Angela Crow, Director of Student Accounts, Office of Student Accounts Dr. Catherine Nichols, Associate Professor, Center for Leadership and Learning Clay Wyllia, Coordinator of Alumni Engagement, Office of Alumni Relations David Spicer, Public Safety Officer, ATU-Ozark Student Services Dr. Efosa Idemudia, Assistant Professor, College of Business Greg Crouch, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs (pre-award), Office of Sponsored Programs and University Initiatives Heather Taylor, Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid Dr. Jeff Robertson, Dean, College of Natural & Health Sciences, Interim Dean of the Graduate College Jennifer Fleming, Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Title IX Dr. Johnette Moody, Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science Kevin Solomon, Interim Associate Dean for Residence Life, Division of Student Services Kim DuVall Renteria, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioral Sciences Dr. Linda Bean, Interim Dean, College of Education Linda Hensen-Jackson, Visiting Instructor/CSP Undergraduate Academic Success Instructor Lou Ann Reeves, Business Manager, Office of Budget Dr. Mohamed Abdelrahman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Affairs Dr. Patrick Hagge, Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of History and Political Science Pete Kelly, Visiting Instructor, Department of Health and Physical Education Peter Clifton, Maintenance Assistant, ATU-Ozark Facilities Management Sam Strasner, Director of University Relations, University Marketing and Communication Sandra Cheffer, Director, Office of Budget Dr. Sandy Smith, Head, Department of Emergency Management Dr. Sean Huss, Professor of Sociology, Department of Behavioral Sciences Dr. Thomas Nupp, Professor of Wildlife Science, Department of Biological Sciences Dr. Tim Carter, Head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The cohort also includes five members of the Leadership Tech program development team, who will also serve as program facilitators:

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Aubrey Holt, Associate Dean for Campus Life, Director of Campus Life Carrie Phillips, Director of Communication and Media Services Jana Crouch, Director of Academic Services, Academic Affairs Dr. Jeremy Schwehm, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Studies Melanie Diffey, Career Counselor, Norman Career Services

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2016 inaugural cohort projects Development of a Family Association Michael Murders, Hanna Norton, Carrie Harris Phillips, Lydia Rogers, Brandon Wright In support of Arkansas Tech University’s Strategic Plan, we are focusing on increasing retention rates and overall student success through educating and connecting families with resources to support their students’ success. Our project is designed to develop and establish a long-term family association equipped with accurate and timely information. Partnering with MARCOMM, Russellville Chamber of Commerce, Student Services, Admissions, and OIS, we hope to generate community-wide support. Communication strategies are being created in partnership with MARCOMM and will be shared with family members electronically throughout the year. In partnership with the Athletics Department and the Russellville Chamber of Commerce, we plan to host on-campus events beginning next spring, connecting families to Arkansas Tech for the purpose of enhancing student success.

On Track for ATU Staff Chris Giroir, Josh McMillian, Aubrey Holt, Lesley Krohn, Pat Chronister, Gina Kraft Will develop a program that fosters professional development for staff. As a result, there will be tangible support to enhance job performance and increase morale.

The WonderMap Rebecca Wiewel, Bruce Sikes, Jeremy Schwehm, Jana Crouch WonderMap™ is a jargon-free, interactive resource for students to find the support they need in terms that they understand.

Student Veteran Lounge Caroline Hackerott, Amy Pennington, Niki Schwartz, James Stobaugh, Alison Taylor, Alaric Williams Space for the lounge identified and secured; Secure funding for furnishings and technology and establish a Wall of Honor memorial in collaboration with ROTC and Veteran's Services.

Streamlining the Alumni Life Cycle Structure – Student Alumni Association (SAA) Revitalization and Alignment Jeff Aulgur, Susie Nicholson, Fatima Ferguson, Melanie Diffey, Ken Wester, Brooke Southard To capitalize on the synergy of existing registered student organizations associated with advancement and alumni by organizing them under the umbrella of a stronger more robust Student Alumni Association (SAA). Launch Fall 2018.

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2017 Faculty Award of Excellence

TEACHING Professor Tracy L. Cole earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law in 2003. She practiced law with a commercial law firm for a year and then worked for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas for two years before joining the faculty at Arkansas Tech as Assistant Professor of Legal Studies in 2007. Professor Cole has developed and taught business law and business ethics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and she recently developed a course for the eTech program. While Professor Cole enjoys and encourages a variety of classroom activities, she passionately believes that students should engage with our community and learn outside of the classroom as well. She routinely hosts Arkansas state officials on campus to speak to students, such as the Prosecuting Attorney for the 5th Judicial District, the Deputy Commissioner of the Arkansas Insurance Department, an Administrative Law Judge for the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the Special Investigator for the Arkansas Attorney General. Professor Cole serves as faculty advisor to the ATU Enactus student organization, helping them to organize entrepreneurial and service activities both on and off campus, such as professional development workshops, canned food drives, e-waste recycling, and empowerment programs for foster children and the River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children. In 2011, Professor Cole led a group of students on a business education trip to China, and she has organized a study abroad trip to Costa Rica this year. Professor Cole received the College of Business Excellence Award in Teaching in both 2010 and 2016, and she was promoted to Associate Professor of Legal Studies in 2013. However, one of her favorite honors is an autographed book by author John Grisham with a hand-written note from Grisham thanking Professor Cole for her contributions to the minds of students. This cherished gift came from a student who told Grisham how much he loved learning about the law in Professor Cole’s class.

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2017 Faculty Award of Excellence

SCHOLARSHIP & CREATIVE ACTIVITY Dr. Joshua Lockyer completed his B.A. degree in Anthropology at the University of Arizona in 1998 and earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Georgia in 2007 with a specialization in ecological and environmental anthropology. Following the completion of his doctoral degree, he held positions as Visiting Research Fellow with the Research Group on Lifestyles, Values, and Environment at the University of Surrey in Guildford, England and Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the faculty in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Arkansas Tech University in January 2011 and became a tenured Associate Professor of Anthropology in 2016. Dr. Lockyer’s research focuses on applied environmental anthropology, ecovillages and other sustainability-oriented intentional communities, and sustainable food systems in the OzarkOuachita region. During his time at Arkansas Tech, Dr. Lockyer has authored or co-authored multiple peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and he was lead editor on a book entitled Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia that appeared as volume 17 in international academic publisher Berghahn Books’ series on Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology in 2013. These works have gained widespread international attention in the fields of environmental anthropology, communal studies, and utopian studies and have been cited over 220 times, including over 60 times in 2017 alone. Since joining the faculty at Arkansas Tech, Dr. Lockyer has made thirteen presentations at the annual meetings of international, national, and state level scholarly societies including a presentation as part of an invited double panel on “Culture, Power, and Degrowth” sponsored by the Anthropology & Environment Society at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Dr. Lockyer’s research has been supported by multiple faculty development grants, a faculty research grant, an undergraduate research grant, and an interdisciplinary student research grant from the Office of Academic Affairs at Arkansas Tech as well as by small grants from the Anthropology & Environment Society of the American Anthropological Association and the University of Kansas. In recognition of his scholarly expertise, Dr. Lockyer serves on the Boards of Directors of the national level Communal Studies Association, the Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana, and the Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies and he is past President of the Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association. In the past several years, he served as a manuscript peer reviewer for Springer Nature Scientific Publishing and the journals Culture, Agriculture, Food, & Environment; Antipode; Journal of Political Ecology; Communal Societies, and Utopian Studies as well as a grant proposal peer reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Lockyer is honored to receive the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship at Arkansas Tech University and is grateful to the administration and his colleagues for providing the resources and collegial environment that make his work possible.

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2017 Faculty Award of Excellence

SERVICE Dr. Johnette Moody holds a D. B. A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems from Argosy University of Sarasota. She currently teaches for the Department of Computer & Information Science at Arkansas Tech. Dr. Moody has been a member of the Arkansas Tech Faculty since 1997. Since that time she has been instrumental in offering online courses supporting ATU’s online initiative, eTech. She supports 6 degrees, an AAS, BS, and MS in Information Technology, an AAS and BS in Cybersecurity, and a BS in Information Systems. Dr. Moody was the lead in the development of Tech’s new Cybersecurity degree. Her service to Tech includes Time Out for Tech, development of the AAS and BS degrees in Cybersecurity, two NSF grants submitted in 2017, Faculty Senate Vice-Chair, eTech Advisory Board, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advisory Board, Campus Advocate Committee, Chair of the Academic Structure and Faculty for the Strategic Plan, departmental Peer Review Committee Chair, Bridge to Excellence mentor for 15 years, Open House, helps organize and presents at Tech’s Girls in STEM Conference each year, serves on the Student Financial Appeal Committee and has served as an auditor for the Miss Tech Pageant for five years. She severs as the faculty advisor for two organizations, Computer Club and Women in STEM. Through this position, she was worked with the Women and STEM to partner and support the Because We Can student organization by collecting interview appropriate clothing for students. She will be traveling with the Women in STEM this summer to Japan to support in-depth learning of technology in Japan. Her research interests include distance education and the technologies impacting it. Improving the quality of online courses is a passion. She was awarded the Blackboard Exemplary Course Development award for online course development. She recently completed the Quality Matters Rubric and Peer Review certifications offered through Quality Matters, an organization dedicated to improving online course development. Currently she works with a group of faculty and staff to utilize QM in online course development and assessment.

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Arts & Humanities Jan Apple

Visiting Instructor, English Publications

Apple, J. (Author), (2017, Aug 1). A Gamble. Mortar Magazine, pp. www.mortarmagazine.org.

Daniel Belongia

Associate Professor, Music Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Belongia, D. (Conductor). (2017, Feb 3). University of Memphis Honor Wind Ensemble. University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. Belongia, D. (2017, Jan). (Conductor) of Several All Region Honor Bands. AR.

Professional Awards

Belongia, D. (Recipient), Induction in Phi Band Mu Honorary Bandmasters’ Association, 2017.

Publications

Belongia, D. (Chapter Author), (2017). Magnolia Star. In , Teaching Music Through Performance in Band Volume 11 (pp. 1116). Chicago: GIA.

David Blanks Professor, History Funded Grants

Blanks, D. (2017) (Primary Investigator), The Church Scientific or La religion de l’humanité relancé, Big History Symposium, 5th International Scientific Congress, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. $2571. Blanks, D. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Food Ink: Chewing over the History of Food Writing, 26th Annual World History Association Conference, Boston, MA. $2434. Blanks, D. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Lived Histories, Interdisciplinary Research Center (ATU). $1000.

Presentation

Blanks, D. (Presenter), The Church Scientific or La religion de l’humanité relancé, Big History Symposium, 5th International Scientific Congress, Moscow State University. (2017, Sep 25-30). Moscow, Russia. Blanks, D. (Presenter), Heterodoxy and Anti-Clericalism in Languedoc, Arkansas Association of College History Teachers Annual Meeting. (2017, Oct 4-5). Little Rock, AR. Blanks, D. (Presenter), Food Ink: Chewing over the History of Food Writing, 26th Annual World History Association. (2017, Jun 22-24). Boston, MA. Blanks, D. (Presenter), The Big Questions about Big History, World History: Theory and Practice, St. John’s University. (2017, Apr 29). New York, NY.

Publications

Blanks, D. (Author), (2017, Jan 31). Scientific History and the Muslim Worldview. Our Place in the Universe: Big History and Universal Consciousness, a special edition of the International Journal for the Transformation of Consciousness, guest ed. Barry Rodrigue, pp. 238-245. Blanks, D. (Chapter Author), (2017). Review of Edward O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human Existence. Journal of Big History, 59-62. https://jbh.journals.villanova.edu/article/view/2244/2030.

Lyn Brands

Associate Professor, Art Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Art

Brands, L. (Artist). (2017) River Valley Child Advocacy Center, Inc. Logo. Russellville, AR.

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Michael Brodrick

Assistant Professor, Philosophy Presentation

Brodrick, M. (Presenter), Free to Choose: A Moral Defense of the Right to Try Movement, Interdisciplinary Symposium on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Markets. (2017 Mar 17). Myrtle Beach, SC.

Professional Recognition

Brodrick, M. (Vice President), The George Santayana Society, 2017.

Nathaniel Chapman

Assistant Professor, Sociology Funded Grants

Chapman, N. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Professional Development Grant and Conference attendance, Arkansas Tech University. $1300.

Publications

Chapman, N. (Editor), (2017). Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer. West Virginia University Press. Chapman, N. (Co-Author), (2017). About Us: Authenticity Work and the Microbrewery Movement. 3rd Annual Authenticity Workshop and Conference. Charlottesville, VA. Chapman, N. (Co-Author), (2017). Gendered Gatekeeping Mechanisms with Craft Beer Culture. Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association. Conway, AR: ASAA.

Erin Clair

Associate Professor, English Presentation

Clair, E. (Presenter), Lessons from a Mobile Fellowship: Reading, Kindness, and Using iPads to Solve the Crisis of Empathy in and out of the Classroom, College English Association. (2017, Mar 31). Hilton Head, SC. Clair, E. (Presenter), Where Does Change Come From? Sexuality, Student Activism, and Lessons from Arkansas House Bill 1213, South Central Modern Language Association. (2017, Nov 6). Tulsa, OK.

Barbara Clements

Associate Professor, Music Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Clements, B. (Vocalist). 2017, Aug 7. Soloist Faure’s Requiem. The River Valley Masterworks Chorus, Russellville, AR. Clements, B. (Vocalist). 2017, Apr 30. Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Arkansas Tech University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Russellville, AR.

Jon Clements

Associate Professor, Music Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Clements, J. (Vocalist). 2017, Apr 29. Mozart’s Requiem. Preaclara Opera Company - Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR. Clements, J. (Vocalist). 2017, Aug 7. Faure’s Requiem. Russellville Masterworks Chorus - Central Presbyterian Church, Russellville, AR.

Peter Dykema Professor, History Funded Grants

Dykema, P. (2017), Sabbatical project: Research on the Reformation, Arkansas Tech University. .

Presentation

Dykema, P. (Presenter), The Reformation and the New World History, Midwest World History Association. (2017, Oct). Oklahoma City, OK. ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2017 |

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Ernest Enchelmayer Professor, English Presentation

Enchelmayer, E. (Presenter), Terry Brooks: Relating to YAL Audiences with Magic. International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA). (2017, Mar 18). Orlando, FL. Enchelmayer, E. Presenter, Electronic Portfolio Assessment in the ESL Classroom, South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA). (2017, Oct 06). Tulsa, OK. Enchelmayer, E. Presenter, ESL Writers and Electronic Portfolio Management, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). (2017, Nov 04). Atlanta, GA.

Professional Recognition

Enchelmayer, E. (Elected Official - Justice of the Peace), Quorum Court of Pope County, Arkansas, 2017.

David Eshelman

Associate Professor, Communication and Journalism Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance Eshelman, D. (Adaptor). (2017, Nov). Miss Julie. Arkansas Radio Theatre, AR.

Eshelman, D. (Writer). (2017, Oct 6). Excerpt from Concealed Carrie Episode 14. South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Playwriting Panel, Tulsa, OK. Eshelman, D. (Writer). (2017, Sep). Concealed Carrie Episodes 13 and 14. Arkansas Radio Theatre, AR. Eshelman, D. (Writer). (2017, Apr). Why Wild West. Yearning and Returning (Arkansas Tech Theatre Program), Russellville, AR. Eshelman, D. (Adaptor). 2017. Cautionary Tales for Children. Arkansas Radio Theatre, AR. Eshelman, D. (Actor). (2017, Feb). The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Arkansas Tech Theatre Program, Russellville, AR.

Presentation

Eshelman, D. (Presenter), The Writer As Character in the Plays of Serge Boucher, South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Convention. (2017, Oct 5). Tulsa, OK. Eshelman, D. (Presenter), Contemporary Quebecois Playwrights Dominick Parenteau-Lebeuf and Serge Boucher, Canada Days (University of Missouri Canadian Studies Program). (2017, Mar). Columbia, MO.

Publications

Eshelman, D. (Author), (2017). Bathing in Liminality: Soaking Up History in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, 9-28.

Joshua Fisher

Associate Professor, Art Presentation

Fisher, J. (Presenter), Is the Pen Mightier than the Spade?: The Writings and Legacy of Andrew Jackson Downing, Southeastern College Art Conference. (2017, Oct 26). Columbus, OH.

Holly Ruth Gale

Associate Professor, Music Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Gale, H. (Actor). (2017, Jun 5 - Jul 8). Cabaret. I played the role of Frau Schneider. Highlands Playhouse, Highlands, NC. Gale, H. (Actor). (2017, Jul 17 - Aug 19). Fox on the Fairway. I played the role of Muriel. Highlands Playhouse, Highlands, NC. Gale, H. (Vocalist). (2017, Mar 31). Choices. Eastern Oklahoma State University, Wilburton, OK. Gale, H. (Vocalist). (2017, Sep 10). Middle Age Isn’t Old, It’s Interesting!. The Mary McDonald Music Series. First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith. Fort Smith, AR.

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Rebecca Todd Garvin Assistant Profess, English Funded Grants

Garvin, R. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Tracing migrations, mobilities and transformations of La Virgin de Guadalupe, Arkansas Tech University. $1356.

Presentation

Garvin, R. (Co-Presenter), Tracing migrations, mobilities and transformations of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the LLs in the Mid-South, USA, Linguistic Landscape (LL9) International Workshop Luxembourg. (2017, Mar 31). Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Patrick Hagge

Assistant Professor, Geography Presentation

Hagge, P. (Presenter), Initial Assessment of Geography Education at Arkansas Tech University: From Mapping Locations and Preferences to Teaching GIS on the Fly, 2017 Southwest States American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. (2017, Oct 27). Huntsville, TX. Hagge, P. (Presenter), GIS in the non-GIS Classroom: Using First-Day Student Mapping Assignments to Incorporate GIS in Lecture Classes, 2017 Arkansas GIS Users Forum. (2017, Oct 6). Eureka Springs, AR.

Professional Awards

Hagge, P. (Recipient), 3rd place, Best Map Poster Presentation, 2017 Arkansas GIS Users Forum, 2017.

Publications

Hagge, P. (Author), (2017, Jan). Arkansas Tech University Buildings, 1913-2016. A Century Forward: The Centennial History of Arkansas Tech University (by Tom DeBlack), pp. 272. Hagge, P. (Author), (2017). Hispanic and Latino New Orleans: Immigration and Identity since the Eighteenth Century. (by Andrew Sluyter et al.). Historical Geography. (45), 280-281.

Emily Hoffman

Associate Professor, English Publications

Hoffman, E. (Author), (2017). Support Your Local Daughter: Celebrating Mary Tyler Moore’s Glimpse at Maternal Anxiety. Flow: A Critical Forum on Media and Culture, http://www.flowjournal.org/2017/02/ support-your-local-daughter. Hoffman, E. (Author), (2017). Do They Know It’s Christmastime at All?: Mad Men and the Dangers of Seasonal Nostalgia. Journal of Popular Television, 69-82.

Christopher Housenick

Assistant Professor, Political Science Presentation

Housenick, C. (Co-Presenter), Opt-In Totalitarianism, South-Central Modern Languages Association. (2017, Oct 6). Tulsa, OK.

Professional Recognition

Housenick, C. (Conference and Program Chair) 2017 Arkansas Political Science Association Annual Meetings, Arkansas Tech University, 2017.

Jay Hudkins

Associate Professor, Communication Presentation

Hudkins, J. (Presenter), Preparing for a Residency Position Interview, M4 seminar, College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. (2017, Aug 22). Little Rock, AR. Hudkins, J. (Presenter), Tweeting Authoritarianism: The 140-Character Rhetoric of Donald J. Trump, National Communication Association. (2017, Nov 18). Dallas, TX. ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2017 |

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Publications

Hudkins, J. (Author), (2017). Review of Douglas M. Brattebo, Tom Lansford, Jack Covarrubias, and Robert J. Pauly, Jr., Culture, Rhetoric, and Voting: The Presidential Election of 2012. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 840-841.

Sean Huss

Professor, Sociology Professional Recognition

Huss, S. (Awardee), Paul Harris Fellow -- Rotary Foundation, 2017.

Jan Jenkins

Professor, History Presentation

Jenkins, EJ. (Presenter), What History Leaves Us: Grandmother’s Roasting Pan and Other Tales, ATU Last Lecture Series. (2017, Nov 15). Russellville, AR. Jenkins, EJ. (Presenter), Propaganda and Persuasion in the United States in World War I , World War I Series. (2017, Sep 14). Russellville, AR. Jenkins, EJ. (Presenter), United States Neutrality 1914-1917. ATU K12 Summer Workshop. (2017, Jun 28). Russellville, AR. Jenkins, EJ. (Presenter), Causes of U.S. Involvement in World War One. ATU K12 Summer Workshop. (2017, Jun 29). Russellville, AR.

Publications

Jenkins, EJ. (Author), (2017). Review of Eduardo de Mesa, The Irish in the Spanish Armies in the Seventeenth Century. Seventeenth-Century News, 128-130. http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/ handle/1969.1/158491. Jenkins, EJ. (Author), (2017). Review of Roger Lloyd Jones and M.J. Lewis, Arming the Western Front: War, Business and the State in Britain 1900-1920. Michigan War Studies Review, online. http://www.miwsr. com/default.aspx. Jenkins, EJ. (Author), (2017). Review of Kenneth L. Campbell, A History of the British Isles: Prehistory to the Present. Choice, http://choiceconnect.org/review/magprint/204157. Jenkins, EJ. (Author), (2017). Review of Andreas Gestrich and Helmut Pogge von Strandemann, Bid for World Power?: New Research on the Outbreak of the First World War. Choice, http://choiceconnect.org/ review/magprint/206931. Jenkins, EJ. (Author), (2017). Review of Libby Murphy, The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque. The Canadian Journal of History, 603-604. http://www.utpjournals.press/doi/full/10.3138/ cjh.ach.52.3.rev19. Jenkins, EJ. (Author), (2017). Review of Geoffrey A.C. Ginn, Culture, Philanthropy ant the Poor in LateVictorian London. Choice, http://choiceconnect.org/review/magprint/207395. Jenkins, EJ. (Author), (2017). Review of Crown, Church, and Constitution: Popular Conservatism in England, 1815-1867, by Jörg Neuheiser. Choice, January 2017, http://www.choiceconnect.org/review/ magprint/200086.

Alexis Johnson

Assistant Professor, Communication Presentation

Johnson, A. (Presenter), Leaving a Mark After Death: An Autoethnography of a Daughter Carrying on a Mother’s Legacy, National Communication Association. (2017, Nov). Dallas, TX. Johnson, A. (Presenter), Evaluating Family Caregivers’ Positive and Negative Memorable Messages from Social Support Networks in Cancer, National Communication Association. (2017, Nov). Dallas, TX. Johnson, A. (Co-Presenter), Communicatively Constructing the Bright and Dark Sides of Hope: Family Caregivers’ Experiences During End of Life Cancer Care, National Communication Association. (2017, Nov). Dallas, TX.

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Johnson , A. (Presenter), Games as Pedagogy in the Classroom, Central States Communication Association. (2017, Apr). Minneapolis, MN. Johnson, A. (Presenter), The Exploration of Lived Experiences for Girls Who Game: A Collaborative Ethnography, Southwest Popular Culture Association. (2017, Feb). Albuquerque, NM.

Publications

Johnson, A. (Co-Author), (2017). Communicatively Constructing the Bright and Dark Sides of Hope: Family Caregivers’ Experiences during End of Life Cancer Care. Behavioral Sciences, 1-12. http://www.mdpi. com/2076-328X/7/2/33.

Sangki Lee

Associate Professor, Journalism Presentation

Lee, S. (Presenter), Narcissism or Willingness: The way college students use Facebook and Instagram, Annual conference at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. (2017, Aug 9 12). Chicago, IL.

Joshua Lockyer

Associate Professor, Anthropology Presentation

Lockyer, J. (Presenter), Contributing to Society-Wide Adaptability?: Analyzing Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage’s Significance Through the Lens of Transformative Utopianism, Communal Studies Association. (2017, Oct 6). Zoar, OH. Lockyer, J. (Presenter), The Ecovillage as a Site for Multidisciplinary Sustainability Research: Collaboration, Community, & Environment, Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences. (2017, Jun 23). Tucson, AZ. Lockyer, J. (Presenter), Teaching Sustainability Through Bioregionalism and Environmental Anthropology, Society for Applied Anthropology. (2017, Mar 31). Santa Fe, NM. Lockyer, J. (Presenter), Living Well With Less: Sustainability & Quality of Life at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Arkansas Sociological & Anthropological Association. (2017, Nov 3). Conway, AR.

Professional Awards

Lockyer, J. (Recipient), Faculty Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities, Arkansas Tech University, 2017.

Publications

Lockyer, J. (Chapter Author), (2017). Review of Permaculture and Climate Change Adaptation. Local Environment, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13549839.2017.1289161 . Lockyer, J. (Author), (2017). Community, Commons, & Degrowth at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Journal of Political Ecology, 14. http://jpe.library.arizona.edu/Volume24/Volume_24.html.

Stanley Lombardo Professor, English Publications

Lombardo, S. (Author), (2017). Who Murdered Shakespeare?. North Charleston SC: CreateSpace. Lombardo, S. (Author), (2017). Lucas and Nellie: The Tale of the Lake Dardanelle Serpent. North Charleston SC: CreateSpace.

Aaron McArthur

Assistant Professor, History Funded Grants

McArthur, A. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Presenting at 1st International Congress on Local History, Arkansas Tech University. $1906.

Presentation

McArthur, A. (Presenter), Civic Engagement and the Noble Pioneers, 1st International Congress on Local History. (2017, Sep 28). Cascais, Portugal.

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Gregory Michna

Assistant Professor, History Funded Grants

Michna, G. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Arkansas Tech University Professional Development Grant to attend ANZSECS Conference in Brisbane, Australia. $3050.

Presentation

Michna, G. (Presenter), Frontier Missionary, Enlightenment Theologian: The Role of Stockbridge and Native Americans in Edwards’ Enlightenment Critique, The David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVI: Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. (2017, Dec 13-15). Brisbane, Australia. Michna, G. (Presenter), The Long Road to Sainthood: Praying Indians and the Half-Way Covenant of 1662, The Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Association of College History Teachers (AACHT). (2017, Oct 5-6). Little Rock, AR. Michna, G. (Presenter), ‘Them pretended Christians are seven times worse that the Savage Indians’: Samson Occom, Congregationalist Theology, and Native Americans in the Eighteenth Century, 43rd Annual Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. (2017, Mar 2-4). Montgomery, AL.

Publications

Michna, G. (Author), (2017). A Prey to Their Teeth: Puritan Sermons and Ministerial Writings on Indians During King Philip’s War. Sermon Studies, 24-43. http://mds.marshall.edu/sermonstudies/vol1/iss1/3/.

Jessica Mongeon Assistant Professor, Art

Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Art

Mongeon, J. (Artist). (2017, Nov 1) Cascade of Scales. University of the Ozarks - Stephens Gallery, Clarksville, AR. Mongeon, J. (Artist). (2017, Sep 4) Recent Paintings. River Valley Arts Center, Russellville, AR.

Publications

Mongeon, J. (Author), (2017). SECAC National Conference Microscopes and Megaphones. Transcending Scale to Bridge Humans and Nature. Columbus, OH: SECAC.

Justin Moss

Assistant Professor, Psychology Presentation

Moss, J. (Co-Presenter), Anchoring and decision bias: A failure to disregard. Psychonomics. (2017, Nov 9). Vancouver, Canada. Moss, J. (Co-Presenter), Exploring the relationship between family meals and well-being, Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students. (2017, Dec 3). Conway, AR.

Publications

Moss, J. (Co-Author), (2017). An active-learning approach to fostering understanding of research methods in large classes. Teaching of Psychology, 1-7. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/ abs/10.1177/0098628317692614.

David Mudrinich Professor, Art

Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Art

Mudrinich, D. (Artist). (2017, Jan 2) Judge for the Arkansas Pastel Society Juried Membership Show. Cox Creative Center, Little Rock, AR. Mudrinich, D. (Artist). (2017, Apr 15) Judge for the Arkansas Young Artist Association State-wide Competition. Convention Center, Little Rock, AR. Mudrinich, D. (Artist). (2017, Aug 15) Solo Exhibition - Exchanging Landscapes. Harding University, Searcy, AR.

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Mudrinich, D. (Artist). (2017, Oct 6) Juried Group Exhibition - Visions of the Flint Hills. Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, MO. Mudrinich, D. (Artist). (2017, Nov 10) Arkansas Pastel Society 7th National Exhibition. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR.

Philip Parker Professor, Music

Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance Parker, Philip. (Writer). 2017. Soliloquy and Dance, Russellville, AR.

Susan Poznar Professor, English Presentation

Poznar, S. (Presenter), Louise Penny’s Art for ‘Those Who Believe in Something Undefined and Unrestricted to a Church.’ Annual Captivating Criminality 4: Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present at Corsham Court, Bath, England. (2017, Jun 29). Corsham, England.

Nelson Ramirez

Associate Professor, Spanish Presentation

Ramirez, N. (Presenter), Violencia politica, procesos migratorios y marginalidad traducidos a la ficcion en Lost City Radio de Daniel Alarcon (Political Violence, Migratory Processes and Marginality Translated into Fiction in Daniel Alarcon’s Lost City Radio) in the Hispanic Literature Written in the United States Session, 74th Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference - Moving Words: Migrations, Translations, and Transformations. (2017, Oct 5). Tulsa, OK. Ramirez, N. (Co-Presenter), Chair - Spanish V: 20th Century Latin American Literature - Session 1, 74th Annual South Central Modern Language Association - Moving Words: Migrations, Translations, and Transformations. (2017, Oct 6). Tulsa, OK. Ramirez, N. (Co-Presenter), Chair - Spanish V: 20th Century Latin American Literature, 74th Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference. (2017, Oct 7). Tulsa, OK.

Professional Awards

Ramirez, R. (Recipient), Finalista en Premio Cope 2017 - XVIII Bienal de Poesia (Finalist in Cope Prize 2017 - XVIII Biennial Poetry) , Ceremonia de Premiacion de los ganadores del Premio Cope 2017, Lima, Peru, 6 de diciembre, 2017 (Award Ceremony for the Winners of the Cope Prize 2017, Lima, Peru, December 6, 2017)

Publications

Ramirez, N. (Author), (2017, Dec Fall 2017 Volume 36, No 1). Marea - Tide (Poem in bilingual edition, translated by the author). Nebo: A Literary Journal, pp. 52-56.

Sean Reed

Assistant Professor, Music Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Reed, S. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Aug 7). Masahiro Makihara Quartet featuring Sean Reed. Nonaka Anna Hall at Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan. Reed, S. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Oct 1). ATU Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert - Sean Reed, faculty soloist. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Reed, S. (Conductor). (2017, Sep 16). ATU Family Day Jazz Brunch. Chambers Cafeteria, Russellville, AR. Reed, S. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Apr 13). ATU Men’s Chorus - Sean Reed, soloist. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Reed, S. (Instrumentalist). (2017, April 3). ATU Faculty Brass Trio, French Horn Night. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR.

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Reed, S. (Conductor). (2017, Jan 28). Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association (ASBOA) AllRegion Jazz Ensemble, Region IX, Band 2. Conway High School, Conway, AR.

Publications

Reed, S. (Chapter Author), (2017). International Trombone Association Literature Reviews. St. Pauls Suite by Gustav Holst, arranged by James Haynor. International Trombone Journal, 57. Reed, S. (Chapter Author), (2017). International Trombone Association Literature Reviews. Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann, arranged by Jaime Morales-Matos. International Trombone Journal, 52. Reed, S. (Chapter Author), (2017). International Trombone Association Literature Reviews. Chants du Rhin (sans paroles) by Georges Bizet, arranged by Ralph Sauer. International Trombone Journal, 52.

Michael Rogers

Associate Professor, Political Science Publications

Rogers, M. (Chapter Author), (2017). The History of Civic Education in Political Science: The Story of a Discipline’s Failure to Lead. In Elizabeth Matto, Alison McCartney, Elizabeth Bennion and Dick Simpson, Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines (pp. 73-96). Washington, D.C.: American Political Science Association. Rogers, M. (Chapter Author), (2017). The Identity Dilemma: Social Movements and Collective Identity. New Political Science, 175-176. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/nFcIYsYbBWbWf2RAuHks/full. Rogers, M. (Co-Author), (2017). Exploring College GenEd Requirements in Civics & Their Effects on Citizenship. APSA Annual Meeting Program. San Francisco: American Political Science Association. Rogers, M. (Co-Author), (2017). How Pedagogy and Sequencing Affect Civic Literacy and Engagement: A Study of Political Science General Education Courses. ArkPSA Annual Meeting Program. Russellville: Arkansas Political Science Association.

Mary Sharpe

Assistant Professor, English Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Sharpe, M. (Writer). (2017, Jan 27). Triple Threat Author Reading. Dog Ear Books, Russellville, AR. Sharpe, M. (Artist). (2017, Sep) Nativity. Atlanta Review, Atlanta, GA. Sharpe, M. (Artist). (2017, Oct) Playing Telephone. Irises: The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize Anthology. Canberra, Australia.

Timothy Smith Professor, Music

Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Smith, T. (Actor). (2017, Dec 12). Christmas Pantomime Traditions in Victorian England. Russellville Music Club, Russellville, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Oct 10). Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58, by Ludwig van Beethoven. New York Classical Players. Dongmin Kim, (Conductor). Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Sep 10). Middle Age Isn’t Old, It’s Interesting! Collaboration with Holly Ruth Gale, mezzo-soprano. The Mary McDonald Music Series. First Presbyterian Church, Fort Smith, AR. Smith, T. (Actor). (2017, Aug 3-19). The Fox on the Fairway. A play by Ken Ludwig. Performing the role of Dickie Bell. Highlands Playhouse, Highlands, NC. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Apr 11). Music from Paris, of varying modes; styles and scales. Collaboration with Sally Todd, piano. Performance of L’Enfant prodigue (rev. 1910) by Claude Debussy for four-hand piano. Russellville Music Club, Russellville, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Apr 3). Horn Night. Collaboration with Evan Minor and Dr. Brent Shires, horns. Performance of Hornsongs, by Johannes Brahms. Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Dec 31). Choices - A Game Where YOU Hold All the Cards! A program of classic and contemporary songs from the American musical theatre. Collaboration with Holly Ruth Gale, mezzo-soprano. Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton, OK.

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Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Mar 27). Faculty Recital. Collaboration with TJ Perry, trumpet. Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Feb 26). Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff. Collaboration with the Harding University Choirs and Percussionists, conducted by Cliff Ganus. Harding University, Searcy, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). (2017, Jan 17). Rad Sol 2017 pt. 2 (New Music Festival). Collaboration with Nicolas del Grazia, clarinet and Kristin Smith, cello. Performance of State of Mind, by Philip Parker. University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Sarah Stein

Assistant Professor, English Presentation

Stein, S. B. (Presenter), Hebrew Without Jews: Sublime Hebrew as a Christian Inheritance in EighteenthCentury England, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting. (2017, Mar 30). Minneapolis, MN. Stein, S. B. (Presenter), Disfiguring Hebrew: The Bible as British Inheritance in Lowth and Smart, Prophetic Urgency: From Romantic Visions to Contemporary Apocalypses. (2017, Jun 6). Jerusalem, Israel.

Publications

Stein, S. (Chapter Co-Author), (2017). Blackadder: Satirizing the Century of Satire. In Sarah B. Stein and Robert Vork, The Cinematic Eighteenth Century: History, Culture, and Adaptation. Routledge.

Robert Stevens

Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science Presentation

Stevens, R. (Presenter), Teaching counselors the basics about disability and sexuality, Arkansas Counseling Association Conference. (2017, Nov 10). Hot Springs, AR. Stevens, Robert. (Presenter), Supervision of trauma counselors: Avoiding secondary traumatic stress/ vicarious traumatization, Arkansas Counseling Association Conference. (2017, Nov 8). Hot Springs, AR. Stevens, Robert. (Presenter), The starter kit to working with clients who use alcohol and other drugs, Arkansas Counseling Association Conference. (2017, Nov 8). Hot Springs, AR.

Arwen Taylor

Assistant Professor, English Presentation

Taylor, A. (Presenter), Narrative, Canon, and Literary Triggers, International Narrative Conference. (2017, Mar). Lexington, KY.

Megan Toland

Assistant Professor, Journalism Funded Grants

Toland, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Society of Professional Journalists, SPJ Regional Directors Caucus. $500.

Jason Ulsperger

Associate Professor, Sociology Presentation

Ulsperger, J. (Co-Presenter), Do CNAs Want CARE: Certified Nursing Aide Views of Culture Change, 7th International Conference on Aging and Society. (2017, Nov 4). Berkeley, CA. Ulsperger, J. (Co-Presenter), Remember the Titans: Exploring Ritualized Symbolic Practices and Long-Term Grief with Human-Made Disasters, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Association. (2017, Oct 18). Chattanooga, TN.

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Ulsperger, J. (Co-Presenter), Backwards Dresses and Covered Up Messes: How Bureaucratic Rituals Worsen Physical Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes, 97th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association. (2017, Apr 15). Austin, TX.

Professional Recognition

Ulsperger, J. (Vice-President Elect), Mid-South Sociological Association, 2017. Ulsperger, J. (Board Member), River Valley Purple Angels, 2017.

Publications

Ulsperger, J. (Chapter Co-Author), (2017). The Importance of Rituals in Understanding Mass Homicide: A Structural Ritualization Analysis of the Ronald Gene Simmons Murders. In Edward Bailey, Rituals: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives (pp. 199-230). New York: Nova Science Publishers. Ulsperger, J. (Co-Author), (2017). Community, Regional Identity, and Civic Agriculture: A Structural Ritualization Analysis of Rural Online Farmers’ Market Sellers. Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 98-124. Ulsperger, J. (Author), (2017). Fifth Judicial District At-Risk Juvenile Resources Report. Little Rock: Arkansas State Supreme Court.

Robert Vork

Assistant Professor, English Publications

Vork, R. (Chapter Co-Author), (2017). Blackadder: Satirizing the Century of Satire. In Eds. Vidya Swaminathan and Steven W. Thomas, The Cinematic Eighteenth Century (pp. 72-86). New York: Routledge. Vork, R. (Author), (2017). Witnessing the Trauma of Our Town. Comparative Drama, 338-363.

Dana Ward

Professor, Spanish Presentation

Ward, D. (Presenter), A Transformation into Terror in Ana Diosdado’s Drama Harira, 74th Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference. (2017, Oct 6). Tulsa, OK.

Dawn Ward Professor, Art

Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Art

Ward, D. (Artist). (2017, Jul 7) 38th Annual Adult Artist Competition. Center for Art & Education, Fort Smith, AR.

Jason Warnick

Associate Professor, Psychology Presentation

Warnick, J. (Co-Presenter), Building a Brain Smart Classroom, The SEAS Arkansas Educational Conference. (2017, Jul 27). Hot Springs, AR.

Professional Awards

Warnick, J. (Recipient), Apple Distinguished Educator, 2017.

Publications

Warnick, J. (Co-Author), (2017). The impact of adult zebrafish research on CNS disease modeling. Lab Animal, 378-387. Warnick, J. (Co-Author), (2017). Zebrafish models in neuropharmacology research and CNS drug discovery. British Journal of Pharmacology, 1925-1944.

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Rebecca Wiewel

Assistant Professor, Anthropology Presentation

Wiewel, R. (Co-Presenter), The Carden Bottoms Site in Arkansas and the Question of Coalescent Communities, Mid-South Archaeological Conference. (2017, Jul 29). Oxford, MS. Wiewel, R. (Co-Presenter), Remote Sensing Investigations of the Arzberger Site (39HU6), Plains Anthropological Conference. (2017, Oct 5). Bismarck, ND.

Professional Recognition

Wiewel, R. (President), Arkansas River Valley Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, 2017. Wiewel, R. (Board of Advisors member), Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, 2017.

Publications

Wiewel, R. (Co-Author), (2017). Give the People What They Want: Revitalizing a Campus Museum. Bulletin 60: Proceedings and Abstracts of the 74th Annual Meeting. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Southeastern Archaeological Conference.

Penny Willmering

Professor, Rehabilitation Science Presentation

Willmering, P. (Co-Presenter), You Said Whaat? Humor and Play as Techniques for Conflict Management, Therapeutic Recreation Symposium for the Southwest. (2017, Nov 12). Dallas, TX. Willmering, P. (Presenter), Advocacy in Tough Times: From Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction. , Social Justice Symposium: Langston University. (2017, Oct 17). Tulsa, OK. Willmering, P. (Co-Presenter), Accreditation and Undergraduate Rehabilitation Education, National Council on Rehabilitation Education. (2017, Oct 10). Washington, DC. Willmering, P. (Presenter), Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: The Importance of Self-Care for Counselors, Mental Health Network Luncheon. (2017, Jun 15). Russellville, AR. Willmering, P. (Presenter), The Ethical Responsibility of Self-Care, Arkansas Rehabilitation Association. (2017, May 29). Hot Springs, AR. Willmering, P. (Co-Presenter), Say What? Using Humor to Manage Workplace Conflict, Association Applied Therapeutic Humor. (2017, Apr 11). Orlando, FL

Publications.

Willmering, P. (Co-Author), (2017). Short-Term Job Shadowing Experience Benefits Undergraduate Rehabilitation Students. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling, 10. https://doi.org/10.1017/ jrc.2017.2.

Deborah Wilson Professor, English Presentation

Wilson, D. (Presenter), Gendering the Monstrous in Bernice L. McFadden’s Gathering of Waters , American Literature Association Symposium on Regionalism and Place in American Literature. (2017, Sep 8). New Orleans, LA.

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Business Loretta Cochran

Associate Professor, Management Funded Grants

Cochran, L. (2017) (Primary Investigator), An Evaluation of Quality Matters, ATU Assessment Committee. $4665.

Presentation

Cochran, L. (Presenter), Teaching Teamwork: Examples vs. Applications, Southwest Academy of Management. (2017, Mar 8). Little Rock, AR.

Professional Recognition

Cochran, L. (Board Member), Community of Champions Advisory Board, 2017. Cochran, L. (Board Member), Arkansas State Hospital Advisory Board, 2017. Cochran, L. (Board Member), I Too Have A Dream Board of Directors, 2017. Cochran, L. (Chairperson), Personal Empowerment Recovery Coalition Board of Directors, 2017.

Publications

Cochran, L. (Co-Author), (2017). Broken Trust: An Expensive Affair. Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, 23-28. https://gpae.wcu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Broken-Trust-case.pdf.

Tracy Cole

Associate Professor, Legal Studies Presentation

Cole, T. (Presenter), Restrictive Covenants: Do’s and Don’ts for Tax Firms and Employees, Arkansas Society of Enrolled Agents 2017 Annual Conference. (2017, Oct 20). Russellville, AR.

Professional Awards

Cole, T. (Recipient), Arkansas Tech University Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, 2017.

Publications

Cole, T. (Co-Author), (2017). Starbucks: A Case Study of Efficiency in the Coffee Industry. Journal of International Management Studies, 43-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.18374/JIMS-17-1.4.

Nina Goza

Associate Professor, Accounting Publications

Goza, N. (Co-Author), (2017, Jan). Starbucks: A Case Study of Effective Management in the Coffee Industry. Journal of International Management Studies, pp. 43 - 48.

Peng Huang

Associate Professor, Finance and Economics Funded Grants

Huang, P. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Evaluating SNAP retailer access for low-income communities in Arkansas using Geographic Information Systems, Interdisciplinary Research Center. $6000. Huang, P. (2017) (Primary Investigator), LeMoyne and Selma Smith Research Grant, College of Business. $684. Huang, P. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Impact of School Proximity on Residential Property Values: Evidence from Quantile Regression, Professional Development Grant. $2381.

Professional Recognition

Huang, P. (Principal Contact), CFA University Affiliation Program for BSBA of Finance and Economics at Arkansas Tech University, 2017.

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Publications

Huang, P. (Co-Author), (2017). Are Credit Unions Less Efficient than Commercial Banks? An Empirical Analysis of Operating Efficiency. Review of Business Research, 29-36. Huang, P. (Co-Author), (2017). Impact of Distance to School on Housing Price: Evidence from a Quantile Regression. Empirical Economics Letters, Forthcoming.

Efosa Idemudia

Associate Professor, Business Data Analytics Funded Grants

Idemudia, E. (2017) (Primary Investigator), The Effects of Gender On The Adoption of Social Media: An Empirical Investigation, ATU Professional Development Grant. $2000. Idemudia, E. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Factors Influencing Employees’ Participation in Non-Malicious, Information Systems Security Deviant Behavior: Focus on Formal Control Mechanisms and Sanctions, LeMoyne and Selma Smith. $3000. Idemudia, E. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, Institute of International Education. $20000.

Professional Awards

Idemudia, E. (Recipient), Carnegie Fellow, Teaching and Researching in Nigeria, 2017.

Publications

Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2017). The Effects of Gender On The Adoption of Social Media: An Empirical Investigation. 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems 2017, Boston, MA. Boston: AMCIS. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2017). Factors Influencing Employees’ Participation in Non-Malicious, Information Systems Security Deviant Behavior: Focus on Formal Control Mechanisms and Sanctions. 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems 2017, Boston, MA. Boston: AMCIS. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2017). The Conceptual Model for Agile Techniques and Methods. The 48th Annual Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (SWDSI), Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Little Rock: DSI. Idemudia, E. (2017). An Empirical Investigation of Factors that Influence Government Apps Usage/ Adoption. 2017 Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Little Rock: DSI. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2017). The Online Educational Model and Drivers for Online Learning. International Journal of Business Information Systems. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2017). The Conceptual Model for Agile Tools and Techniques. American Journal of Management, 77-88. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2017). Bolivian Los Alamos de la Andes Co-op: An Empirical Case Analysis of Ethnic Women Identifying an Ethical Market Economy Path to Improve Their Financial Well-being. International Journal of Advances in Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship (IJAMEE), 01-07. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2017). An Empirical Investigation of Factors that Influence Government Apps Usage/Adoption. International Journal of Technology Diffusion, 66-76.

Kevin Mason

Professor, Marketing Publications

Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2017). The Best Play for NCAA Division II Sports Marketing is the Social Media Pivot. Journal of Marketing Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 41-47. Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2017). Are We at Risk for Another Great Recession?. Journal of Applied Financial Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 29-38. Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2017). Anti-Fracking Pressure on the Oil and Gas Industry: A Qualitative MetaReview of the Literature. Academy of Business Research Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 18-26.

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Mark Reavis

Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance Presentation

Reavis, M. (Presenter), Are Credit Unions Less Efficient Than Commercial Banks? An Empirical Analysis of Operating Efficiency, International Academy of Business and Economics Conference. (2017, Oct 13). New York, NY. Reavis, M. (Presenter), Credit Union Measures and Consideration of Agency Issues, Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business. (2017, Sep 29). Pine Bluff, AR. Reavis, M. (Presenter), Millennials’ Philosophy and Attitudes toward Corporate Social Responsibility, 9th Annual American Business Research Conference. (2017, Jul 11). New York, NY.

Publications

Reavis, M. (Co-Author), (2017). Millennials’ Philosophy and Attitudes toward Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, 74-83. Reavis, M. (Co-Author), (2017). Are Credit Unions Less Efficient Than Commercial Banks? An Empirical Analysis of Operating Efficiency. Review of Business Research, 29-36. Reavis, M. (Author), (2017). Credit Union Growth After Passage of the Credit Union Membership Access Act. Journal of Applied Financial Research, 39-59.

Kim Troboy

Professor, Management Information Systems Presentation

Troboy, K. (Presenter), Client Data: Threats and Countermeasures, Presentation to Arkansas Society of Enrolled Agents Annual Meeting. (2017, Oct 20). Russellville, AR.

Publications

Troboy, K. (Co-Author), (2017). Broken Trust: An Expensive Affair. Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, 23-28. https://gpae.wcu.edu/index.php/2017/10/26/ broken-trust-an-expensive-affair/.

Jack Tucci

Professor, Management Publications

Tucci, J. (Author), (2017). Anti-Fracking pressure on the Oil and Gas Industry: A Qualitative Meta-Review of the Literature. Academy of Business Research Journal, 18-26. Tucci, J. (Co-Author), (2017). Millennials’ Philosophy and Attitudes Toward Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, 74-83. Tucci, J. (Co-Author), (2017). The Best Play in NCAA Division II Sports is the Social Media Pivot. Journal of Marketing Perspectives, 41-47.

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Education David Bell

Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Presentation

Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), A real player shows kindness - Helping your preschooler to show kindness, Child Care Aware 20th annual fall Child care conference. (2017, Sep 30). Batesville, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), Micro-Credentials: Will they drive teacher learning?, Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators. (2017, Oct 5-7). Rogers, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), Asking the experts: What principals want first-year teachers to know, Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators. (2017, Oct 5-7). Rogers, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), Super sensory hero’s: Super smell, super taste, super touch, super hearing, Arkansas Early Childhood Association. (2017, Oct 12-14). Little Rock, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), Auditory processing disorders in preschool and elementary children you make my head hurt, Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. (2017, Jun 11-14). Hot Springs, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), Sensory processing disorder in preschool and elementary children, Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. (2017, Oct 11-14). Hot Springs, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), The lion for Oz that needed courage: Developing courage in young children, 10th annual Western Arkansas ECED conference. (2017, Apr 8). Fort Smith, AR.

Professional Recognition

Bell, D. (President), Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 2017.

Lee Cabell

Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education Presentation

Cabell, L. (Presenter), Agility K-test in Soccer Players as a Function of Age, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)’s 64th Annual Meeting, 8th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain. (2017, Jun 3). Denver, CO.

Publications

Cabell, L. (Co-Author), (2017). American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)’s 64th Annual Meeting, 8th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain. Agility K-test in Soccer Players as a Function of Age. Denver, Colorado: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Cabell, L. (Co-Author), (2017). Exploring the multivariate relationships between adolescent depression and social support, religiosity, and spirituality in a faith-based high school. Health, 9, 648-652. Cabell, L. (Co-Author), (2017). Acute effects of self-myofascial and static stretching in overhead athletes with glenohumeral internal rotation deficit. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 21, 648-652.

Tim Carter

Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Publications

Carter, T. (Author), (2017). Preparing Generation Z for the Teaching Profession. SRATE Journal, 1-8. http:// srate.org/JournalEditions/Volume27-1/Carter_Manuscript.pdf.

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Rene Couture

Assistant Professor, College Student Personnel Presentation

Couture, R. (Co-Presenter), False Consensus and FERPA, NASPA National Conference. (2017, Mar). San Antonio, TX. Couture, R. (Co-Presenter), Advising Generation Z, NACADA Region VII. (2017, Feb). Tulsa, OK. Couture, R. (Co-Presenter), Losing their religion: Perspectives on a changing religious landscape in higher education, Partners for Student Success. (2017, Oct). Hot Springs, AR.

Publications

Couture, R. (Co-Author), (2017). Helicopter colleges: A return to in loco parentis. College Student Journal, 398-406. Couture, R. (Author), (2017). Bullying and “badvising� in higher education. International Journal of Education and Social Science, 1-5.

Pamela Dixon

Assistant Professor, School Counseling and Leadership Presentation

Dixon, P. (Co-Presenter), The American School Counselor Association National Model: An underutilized but promising vehicle for school improvement, International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership Annual Conference. (2017, Aug 2). San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dixon, P. (Co-Presenter), Self Care: You are worth it, Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Summer Conference. (2017, Jun 13). Hot Springs, AR. Dixon, P. (Co-Presenter), Professional Learning Communities for School Counselors, Professional Development for Jacksonville School Counselors. (2017, Aug 8). Jacksonville, AR. Dixon, P. (Presenter), Career Choices, Career Day at Russellville High School. (2017, Feb 23). Russellville, AR.

Publications

Dixon, P. (Co-Author), (2017, July). Targeted Learning. ASCA School Counselor, pp. 5.

Christopher Giroir

Associate Professor, College Student Personnel Presentation

Giroir, C. (Presenter), How to Navigate the Job Search Process for New Student Affairs Professionals, Partners for Student Success State Conference. (2017, Oct 4). Hot Springs, AR.

Professional Recognition

Giroir, C. (Editorial Board Member), NYU Journal of Student Affairs, 2017.

Shellie Hanna

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Presentation

Hanna, S. (Presenter), Utilizing a student centered rubric assessment approach with pre-service teachers, SRATE Regional Conference. (2017, Oct 7). Rogers, AR. Hanna, S. (Presenter), Utilizing a student centered rubric assessment approach with pre-service teachers, ArActe Spring Conference. (2017, Apr 7). Searcy, AR. Hanna, S. (Presenter), Using rubrics for more effective assessment of projects and papers, Teaching Innovation Conference--ATU. (2017, May 11). Russellville, AR. Hanna, S. (Co-Presenter), Creating student-centered university classrooms, a half day workshop hosted by ATU CETL. (2017 Mar 10). Russellville, AR.

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Mohamed Ibrahim

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Professional Recognition

Ibrahim, M. (Dissertation Committee Member), Arkansas Tech University Center for Leadership and Learning, 2017. Ibrahim, M. (Dissertation Committee Member), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, College of Education, 2017. Ibrahim, M. (Conference Chair), International Conference on Research in Education and Science (ICRES) Ephesus-Kusadasi/Turkey, 2017. Ibrahim, M. (Paper Reviewer), The Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2017. Ibrahim, M. (Member of the Scientific Committee), The Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER), 2017. Ibrahim, M. (Committee Member), Teaching & Learning with Emerging Technologies The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 2017. Ibrahim, M. (Journal Reviewer), American Journal of Distance Education, 2017.

Publications

Ibrahim, M. (Author), (2017). Design Video for Instruction. Saarbrucken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Ibrahim, M. (Reviewer), (2017). Exploring Factors That Predict Kuwaiti Preservice Kindergarten Teachers’ Intentions to Use Web 2.0 Technologies in Their Future Kindergarten Classrooms Using the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA: PQDT Open, ProQuest. Ibrahim, M. (Co-Author), (2017). Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) 2017. Flipped classroom in Technology Courses-impact on Personal Efficacy and Perception Based on Learning Style Preferences. Princeton, New Jersey, USA: IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference. Ibrahim, M. (Co-Author), (2017). Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI) 2017. Let There Be Hope: Assessing the Implications of Exam Re-Taking on Student Learning Outcomes and Grades of Engineering Students Grounded on Metacognition Awareness Framework. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI) IEEE International Conference. Ibrahim, M. (Author), (2017). International Conference on Research in Education and Science (ICRES) 2017. The Effect of Utilizing Project-Based Instruction on Students’ Metacognition and Self-Efficacy in Face-ToFace, Hybrid and Online Learning Environment. Ephesus-Kusadasi Turkey: International Conference on Research in Education and Science (ICRES) 2017. Ibrahim, M. (Co-Author), (2017). Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2017. Using Online Instruction to Teach Digital Citizenship Concepts to Pre-Service Teachers. Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Shelia Jackson

Professor, Health and Physical Education Funded Grants

Jackson, S. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Enhancing the Fitness and Academics of Children using Technology in the Schools , ATU Office of Sponsored Programs and University Initiatives (OSPUI) Proposal Assistance Summer Support. $3000. Jackson, S. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Poster presentations: Effects of Attentional and Motivational Priming on Athletic Performance and Effects of Acute Resistance Training on the Stroop Performance of College Students, ATU Professional Development Grant. $320.

Presentation

Jackson, S. (Co-Presenter), Effects of acute resistance training on the Stroop Performance of college students, Arkansas Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance. (2017, Nov 3). Little Rock, AR. Jackson, S. (Co-Presenter), Effects of attentional and motivational priming on athletic performance, Arkansas Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance. (2017, Nov 3). Little Rock, AR.

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Professional Recognition

Jackson, S. (Board Member), Arkansas Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance, 2017. Jackson, S. (Program Reviewer), Society of Health And Physical Education (SHAPE) America, 2017.

Publications

Jackson, S. (Co-Author), (2017). Stride frequencies on treadmill versus over ground running. Arkansas Journal, 25-33. https://www.slideshare.net/ArkAHPERD.

Peter Kelly

Instructor, Health and Physical Education Presentation

Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), Generation iY: Secrets to Connecting to Today’s Teens and Young Adults in the Digital Age. (2017, Jan), AR. Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), Generation iY: Secrets to Connecting with Today’s Teens and Young Adults in the Digital Age, Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Convention. (2017, Nov 3). Little, Rock, AR. Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), Sitting Volleyball: Harder Than You Think--More FUN Than You Imagine., Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Convention. (2017, Nov 3). Little Rock, AR. Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), Officiating High School Sports in Arkansas...Shortage?, Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Convention. (2017, Nov 3). Little Rock, AR. Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), Game, Therapy, Education, Fun, Play: Everyone Can!, Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children 2017 Annual Conference. (2017, Oct 26). Little Rock, AR. Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), An Introduction to Sitting Volleyball and Tchoukball for Individuals. ATRS-Arkansas Therapeutic Recreation Society Spring Workshop. (2017, Apr 21). Russellville, AR.

Deepesh Khanna

Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education Publications

Khanna, D. (Author), (2017). Effects of Diet and Exercise-Induced Weight Loss in Sedentary Obese Women on Inflammatory Markers, Resistin and Visfatin. Journal of Nutrition and Obesity, 32. http://article. scholarena.co/Effects-of-Diet-and-Exercise-Induced-Weight-Loss-in-Sedentary-Obese-Women-onInflammatory-Markers-Resistin-and-Visfatin.pdf. Khanna, D. (Co-Author), (2017). Efficacy of a randomized trial examining commercial weight loss programs and exercise on metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese women. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 13. http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1139/apnm-2016-0456.

Gina Kraft

Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education Publications

Kraft, G. (Author), (2017). Validation of the Garmin Forerunner 920XT Fitness Watch VO2peak test. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, Vol:-5 No-02, 2017, pages 61-37. http:// www.ijier.net/ijier/article/view/619.

Timothy Leggett

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Presentation

Leggett, T. The Cameroon Project: Collaboration in Learning, Arkansas Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children. (2017, Oct 26). Little Rock, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), Super Sensory Hero’s: Super Smell, Super Taste, Super Touch and Super Hearing, Arkansas Early Childhood Association. (2017, Oct 13). Little Rock, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), It’s a Frame...Not a Box!, SRATE Regional. (2017, Oct 6). Rogers, AR.

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Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), Asking the Experts: What Principals Want First-Year Teachers to Know, SRATE Regional. (2017, Oct 6). Rogers, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), A real PLAYER is Friendly and Kind? Helping your Preschooler to be Friendly and Kind!, 20th Annual Fall Child Care Conference. (2017, Sep 30). Batesville, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), Auditory Processing Disorders in Preschool and Elementary Children: You Make My Head Hurt!, Arkansas ASCD. (2017, Jun 13). Hot Springs, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), Sensory Processing Disorders in Preschool and Elementary Children, Arkansas ASCD. (2017, Jun 13). Hot Springs, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), The Lion from OZ that needed Courage: Developing Courage in Young Children, Western Arkansas Early Childhood Association. (2017, Apr 8). Fort Smith, AR.

Jackie Paxton

Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Presentation

Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), The Cameroon Project: Collaboration In Learning, Arkansas State Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children. (2017, Oct 26). Little Rock, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Super Sensory Hero’s: Super Smell, Super Taste, Super Touch, and Super Hearing, Arkansas Early Childhood Association. (2017, Oct 13). Little Rock, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), A real PLAYER is Friendly and Kind? Helping your Preschooler to be Friendly & Kind! , 20th Annual Fall Child Care Conference. (2017, Sep 30). Batesville, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Auditory Processing Disorders in Preschool and Elementary Children: You Make My Head Hurt!, Arkansas ASCD. (2017, Jun 13). Hot Springs, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Sensory Processing Disorders in Preschool and Elementary Children, Arkansas ASCD. (2017, Jun 13). Hot Springs, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), The Lion from OZ that needed Courage: Developing Courage in Young Children, Western Arkansas Early Childhood Association. (2017, Apr 8). Fort Smith, AR.

Rockie Pederson

Professor, Health and Physical Education Presentation

Pederson, R. (Co-Presenter), Examples of Technology Applications for Viewing Student Skill Development, Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2017, Nov 3). Little Rock, AR. Pederson, R. (Co-Presenter), Generation iY: Secrets to Connecting with Today’s Teens and Young Adults in the Digital Age, Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2017, Nov 3). Little Rock, AR. Pederson, R. (Co-Presenter), Sitting Volleyball: Harder than You Think -- More Fun Than You Imagine, Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2017, Nov 3). Little Rock, AR. Pederson, R. (Co-Presenter), Games, Therapy, Education, Fun: Everyone Can, Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children. (2017, Oct 27). Little Rock, AR. Pederson, R. (Co-Presenter), An Introduction to Sitting Volleyball and Tchoukball for Individuals with Disabilities, Arkansas Therapeutic Recreation Society Spring Workshop. (2017, Apr). Russellville, AR.

Stephanie Pepper

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Funded Grants

Pepper, S. (2017) (Participant), Arkansas Delegate-to-Delegate Assembly of Association of Teacher Educators, Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators (ArATE). $1500. Pepper, S. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Re-Imagining Educator Preparation in the Southeastern Region: SRATE Prepares Educators for a Democracy, ATU Professional Development Grant. $2144. Pepper, S. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Conference Chair of SRATE 2017 Conference, ATU College of Education. $500.

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Pepper, S. (2017) (Participant), Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ArASCD), College of Education. $400.

Presentation

Pepper, S. Co-Presenter, Explore Great Technology Tools for Incorporation into Face-to-Face or Online Classrooms, Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting. (2017, Feb 11). Orlando, FL. Pepper, S. Presenter, Every Teacher Succeeds, Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting. (2017, Feb 12). Orlando, FL. Pepper, S. Co-Presenter, Raising and Inspiring the Profession: Southeastern Regional ATE (SRATE), Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting. (2017, Feb 12). Orlando, FL.

Professional Recognition

Pepper, S. (President), Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators, 2017. Pepper, S. (President), Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE), 2017. Pepper, S. (Conference Chair), SRATE, 2017. Pepper, S. (Chair of Diversity Committee), Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), 2017. Pepper, S. (Southeastern Representative of the Council of Unit Presidents (CUP)), Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), 2017. Pepper, S. (Member of Planning Committee for ATE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL), Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), 2017. Pepper, S. (Member of Planning Committee for ATE Summer Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA), Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), 2017.

V. Carole Smith

Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Presentation

Smith, V. Carole. (Co-Presenter), Introduction of Alternative Certification Teacher Candidates to Communication and Leadership In Schools, Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference. (2017, Feb 12). Orlando, FL. Smith, V. Carole. (Presenter), Reactions of Middle Level Teacher Candidates to a One-Semester Dual Placement, Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference. (2017, Feb 13). Orlando, FL. Smith, V. Carole. (Co-Presenter), Middle Level Teacher Candidates: Forming a Learning Community, SRATE/ArATE 2017 Conference. (2017, Oct 6). Rogers, AR. Smith, V. Carole. (Presenter), In Their Own Voice: Middle Level Teacher Candidates Form a Learning Community, Association of Middle Level Education/National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education. (2017, Nov 6). Philadelphia, PA.

Professional Awards

Smith, V. Carole. (Recipient), ATU’s Middle Level Education Program received National Recognition by the Association of Middle Level Education, 2017.

Christopher Trombly

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership Presentation

Trombly, C. (Co-Presenter), The American School Counselor Association National Model: An Underutilized but Promising Vehicle for School Improvement, International Conference of Professors of Educational Leadership. (2017, Aug 2). San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Publications

Trombly, C. (Co-Author), (2017, Jul). Targeted Learning. ASCA School Counselor, pp. 5.

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Michael Waller

Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education Presentation

Waller, M. (Co-Presenter), Research Poster: The relationship of v-pattern sport-specific test to lower-body performances. 2017 Coaches College. Eastern Tennessee State University. (2017, Dec 1-2). Johnson City, TN. Waller, M. (Co-Presenter), Research Poster: Four Week Upper-Extremity Program on a Balance Device Improves Power and Stability in Collegiate Golfers, Midwest ACSM Annual Meeting. (2017, Nov 10-11). Grand Rapids, MI. Waller, M. (Co-Presenter), Research Poster: Does a Relationship Exist Between Lower Body Power and Balance Scores Among Older Adults?, 2017 ASICS Sports Medicine Australian Conference. (2017, Oct 25-28). Langkawi, Malaysia. Waller, M. (Co-Presenter), Research Poster: 6-weeks of focused hip extension training effects on lower body muscular performance, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 40th Annual National Conference and Exhibition. (2017, Jul 12-15). Las Vegas, NV. Waller, M. (Co-Presenter), Research Poster: The acute effects of different lower-body exercises on countermovement vertical jump performance, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 40th Annual National Conference and Exhibition. (2017, Jul 12-15). Las Vegas, NV.

Publications

Waller, M. (Author), (2017, Dec). Building a foundation for the beginning athlete. MILO: A Journal for Publications. Waller, M. (Co-Author), (2017). An applied five-week off-season strength and conditioning program for collegiate female volleyball. NSCA Coach, 44-49.

Alaric Williams

Associate Professor, College Student Personnel Professional Recognition

Williams, A. (Stole Award), Department of Diversity & Inclusion, Arkansas Tech University, 2017. Williams, A. (Certificate of Recognition), Department of Diversity & Inclusion, Arkansas Tech University, 2017.

Publications

Williams, A. (Co-Author), (2017). Prospective Teachers’ Shared Beliefs in Factors Negatively Influencing African American, Low-Income Anglo, and Hispanic Students. Teacher Education and Practice, Vol. 30(3), 386-402.

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Engineering & Applied Sciences Victor Agubra

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Funded Grants

Agubra, V. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Synthesis of ternary blended materials of Li1.2Mn0.4Ni0.16Co0.24O2, the Li2MnO3-stabilized compound, and Olivine fluorides (Li2MPO4F) as a high capacity cathode materials for lithium ion batteries. Arkansas Tech (Faculty Research Grant). $2000. Agubra, V. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Preparation of a high capacity Li-based cathode material, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $3000. Agubra, V. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Design and implementation of a real-time internet of things based water quality monitoring system for lake Dardanelle, Arkansas Tech (Interdisciplinary Research Center Grant). $8000.

Publications

Agubra, V. (Author), (2017). Midsouth Inorganic Chemists Association (MICA). Improved electrochemical performance of SnS2 and SnS2/SnO2 composite carbon fibers electrodes. Russellville, AR.

Stanton Apple

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Professional Recognition

Apple, S. (Executive Committee Member [Past President]), Arkansas Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2017.

Matt Brown

Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science Publications

Brown, M. (Author), (2017). Involving students in a human-computer interaction experiment. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 47-48. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3069634.

Xiang Chen

Assistant Professor, Emergency Management Publications

Chen, X. (Author), (2017). Take the edge off: A hybrid geographic food access measure. Applied Geography, 149-159. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014362281730173X. Chen, X. (Author), (2017). Modeling road network vulnerability for evacuees and first responders during no-notice evacuation. Journal of Advanced Transportation, https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ jat/2017/6193127/. Chen, X. (Co-Author), (2017). How does the dengue vector mosquito Aedes albopictus respond to global warming?. Parasites & Vectors, https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/ s13071-017-2071-2. Chen, X. (Co-Author), (2017). Exploring determinants of housing prices in Beijing: An enhanced hedonic regression with open access POI data. International Journal of Geo-Information, 358. http://www.mdpi. com/2220-9964/6/11/358 Chen, X. (Co-Author), (2017). Mapping plastic greenhouse with medium spatial resolution satellite data: Development of a new spectral index. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 47-60. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924271616302982.

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Becky Cunningham

Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science Presentation at Professional Meeting

Cunningham, B. (Presenter), Learning Binary & Hexadecimal, Arkansas Business Education Association. (2017, Aug 2). Hot Springs, AR.

Professional Recognition

Cunningham, B. (Planning Committee), Arkansas Computer Science Education Summit, 2017.

Caroline Hackerott

Assistant Professor, Emergency Management Funded Grants

Hackerott, C. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Student Perceptions of Classroom Education and Preparation and Internship Performance and Value, FEMA Higher Education Emergency Management Institute. $3500. Hackerott, C. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Focus Group: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Emergency Management and Homeland Security, FEMA Higher Education Emergency Management Institute. $3500.

Presentation

Hackerott, C. (Presenter), Really Bridging Theory and Practice: Incorporating Practical Projects into the Classroom, FEMA Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium. (2017, Jun 6). Emmitsburg, MD. Hackerott, C. (Presenter), Student Perceptions Regarding the Contribution of Internship Experiences on Job Preparedness in Emergency Management, FEMA Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium. (2017, Jun 8). Emmitsburg, MD. Hackerott, C. (Co-Presenter), Disaster Resilience within Developing Societies: A Study of the Ecuadorian Third Sector, International Society for Third-Sector Research’s 11th Latin America & Caribbean Network Conference. (2017, Oct 20). Quito, Ecuador. Hackerott, C. (Co-Presenter), Community-Based Adaptive Capacity and Resilience within Developing Societies, Annual Natural Hazards Workshop. (2017, Jul 11). Broomfield, CO. Hackerott, C. (Co-Presenter), Challenge Met: Continuing Curricular Re-Engineering to Increase Academic Rigor and Integrate Program Core Competencies in Graduate EMHS Program, FEMA Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium. (2017, Jun 6). Emmitsburg, MD.

Publications

Hackerott, C. (Author), 2017. Student Perceptions Regarding the Contribution of Internship Experiences on Job Preparedness in Emergency Management. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Higher Ed Emergency Management Institute. Hackerott, C. (Co-Author), 2017. Focus Group Report: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Emergency Management. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Higher Ed Emergency Management Institute.

Reza Hamidi

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Funded Grants

Hamidi, R. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Modular Largely-Scalable Smart Greenhouse for Space Stations, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (ASGC). $5000.

Publications

Hamidi, R. (Author), (2017). Adaptive auto-reclosing using power line carrier signals. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (IJEPES), 64-73. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/ pii/S0142061517313066.

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Martha Harrell

Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science Presentation

Harrell, M. (Co-Presenter), Synergistic Security: Creating an effective and efficient security program, Arkansas Health Information Management Association. (2017, Apr 5). Little Rock, AR. Harrell, M. (Co-Presenter), Synergistic Security, Philander Smith 6th Annual Cyber Infrastructure Day. (2017, Apr 6). Little Rock, AR. Harrell, M. (Presenter), Project-based learning: Tips for CS and Business Classrooms, 2017 Arkansas Computer Science Education Leadership Summit 4.0. (2017, Oct 12). Russellville, AR. Harrell, M. (Presenter), Future Project Management Skills, Central Arkansas Chapter of Project Management Institute Professional Development Day. (2017, Dec 13). Little Rock, AR.

Publications

Harrell, M. (Author), (2017). Synergistic Security: A work system case study of the Target Breach. Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice, 23. https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jcerp/ vol2017/iss2/4 .

Seyed Ehsan Hosseini

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Funded Grants

Hosseini, SE. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Meso-scale Non-premixed Vortex Combustion with Thermal Recuperation, NASA. $35000.

Publications

Hosseini, SE. (Co-Author), (2017). Effects of fuel composition on the economic performance of biogas-based power generation systems. Applied Thermal Engineering, 1543-1554. https://www. sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359431117316769.

Seungsuk Lee

Associate Professor, Hospitality Administration Funded Grants

Lee, S. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), The Economic Impacts of Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Tech University-Proposal Assistance Summer Support (PASS). $3000.

Publications

Lee, S. (Co-Author), (2017). Food waste perceptions among college students in university foodservices. Korea America Hospitality & Tourism Educators Association Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. Lee, S. (Co-Author), (2017). The effects of leadership empowerment on job satisfaction in university dining services. Journal of Hotel and Resort, 289-311.

Cathi McMahan

Associate Professor, Recreation and Park Administration Presentation

McMahan, C. (Co-Presenter), You Said Whaaat? Humor and Play as Techniques for Conflict Management, Therapeutic Recreation Symposium for the Southwest (TRSSW). (2017, Nov 10). Dallas, TX.

Professional Recognition

McMahan, C. (Board Member), BOST Inc. Fort Smith, 2017. McMahan, C. (Commission Chair), City of Morrilton Parks and Recreation Commission, 2017. McMahan, C. (Program Chair), Therapeutic Recreation Symposium for the Southwest (TRSSW), 2017. McMahan, C. (Education Chair), Arkansas Therapeutic Recreation Society, 2017.

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Johnette Moody

Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science Funded Grants

Moody, J. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Learning Styles and Distance Education, United States Distance Learning Association. $1139.

Professional Awards

Moody, J. (Recipient), Applying the QM Rubric certification, 2017. Moody, J. (Recipient), Peer Reviewer certification for QM, 2017.

Professional Recognition

Moody, J. (Recipient), Arkansas Tech University Faculty Excellence Award for Service, 2017.

Publications

Moody, J. (Author), (2017). United States Distance Learning Association 2017. NA. Indianapolis: NA.

Malcolm Rainey

Professor, Animal Science Funded Grants

Rainey, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Retail Beef Education, Arkansas Beef Council. $3975. Rainey, M.. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Effect of Trace Mineral Supplementation and Source on Reproductive Performance, Mineral Status, and Performance on Grazing Cattle, Archer Daniel Midland/ Tech Undergraduate Research Grants. $20000 in-kind/$2000. Rainey, M. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Effects of Different Stages of Processing Newly Hatched Chicks on Body Temperature and Viability during the First Seven Days After Hatching, Tyson Foods/Tech Undergraduate Research/ Tech Undergraduate Research Grants. $2000. Rainey, M. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Internal Temperature of Chicken Litter that has been Windrowed, Tyson Foods/Undergraduate Research. $2000. Rainey, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Effects of Probiotics on Pre- and Post Weaning Performance in Pigs, Conklin. In-kind gift of feed additives.

Professional Recognition

Rainey, M. (Board Member), Arkansas Department of Agriculture, 2017. Rainey, M. (Board Member), Non-Land-grant Agricultural and Renewable Resources Universities (NARRU), 2017. Rainey, M. (Board Member), Agriculture Education Board of Directors Dover High School, 2017.

Bryan Rank

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education Funded Grants

Rank, B. (2017) (Primary Investigator), DuPont Pioneer CASE Teacher Scholarship, DuPont Pioneer. $3000.

Publications

Rank, B. (Co-Author), (2017). Supervised agricultural experience instruction in agricultural teacher education programs: A national descriptive study. Journal of Agricultural Education, Volume 58(2) p. 143165. http://www.jae-online.org/index.php/vol-58-no-2-2017/2056-supervised-agricultural-

experience-instruction-in-agricultural-teacher-education-programs-a-national-descriptivestudy. Rank, B. (2017). Student perceptions of school-based agricultural education through an initial early field experience. Journal of Agricultural Education, Volume 58(3) p. 310-322. http://www.jae-online.org/

index.php/vol-58-no3-2017/2070-students-perceptions-of-school-based-agriculturaleducation-through-an-initial-early-field-experience.

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Monty Smith

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Publications

Smith, M. (Author), (2017). AIAA SCITECH 2017. A Proposed Hardware in the Loop Gimbal Platform that Supports an Applied Graduate Controls Course. Grapevine, TX: AIAA Proceedings.

Sandy Smith

Associate Professor, Emergency Management Funded Grants

Smith, S. (Primary Investigator), Emergency Management Students’ Perceptions Regarding Contribution of Internship experiences on Job Preparedness, FEMA Higher Education Emergency Management Institute. $3500.

Presentation

Smith, S. (Co-Presenter), Development of Internships, FEMA Higher Education Symposium. (2017, Jun 8). Emmitsburg, MD. Smith, S. (Co-Presenter), Next Generation Core Competencies: Refinement and Measurements, FEMA Higher Education Symposium. (2017, Jun 7). Emmitsburg, MD. Smith, S. (Co-Presenter), Challenge Met: Graduate EMHS Curriculum and Assessment Development, FEMA Higher Education Symposium. (2017, Jun 6). Emmitsburg, MD. Smith, S. (Co-Presenter), Utilization of sUAS in Emergency Management and its Legal and Ethical Considerations, Arkansas Emergency Management Conference. (2017, Sep 1). Rogers, AR. Smith, S. Presenter, Next Generation Emergency Management Core Competencies: Applicable for Arkansas Practitioners?, Arkansas Emergency Management Conference. (2017, Aug 31). Rogers, AR.

Professional Recognition

Smith, S. (Assessor Manager), Council for the Accreditation of Emergency Management Education, 2017.

Publications

Smith, S. (Co-Author), (2017). The Next Generation Core Competencies for Emergency Management Professionals: Handbook of Behavioral Anchors and Key Actions for Measurement. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Higher Education Program.

Haiyan Wang

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics Presentation

Wang, H. (Presenter), Knowledge and Attitudes on Skin Cancer Prevention in Rural Texas Communities, Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s Annual Meeting. (2017, Feb 6). Mobile, AL.

Publications

Wang, H. (Author), (2017). Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s Annual Meeting. Knowledge and Attitudes on Skin Cancer Prevention in Rural Texas Communities. Mobile, AL: AgEcon Search.

Matthew Wilson

Assistant Professor, Horticulture Publications

Wilson, M. (Author), (2017). Student Use and Perceptions of Virtual Plant Walk Maps as a Study Tool in Plant Identification Courses. HortTechnology, 7.

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Matthew Young

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Funded Grants

Young, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Development of a PEDOT:PSS Buffer Film for an Organic Solar Cell, Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Office. $1500.

Publications

Young, M. (Co-Author), (2017). 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. WIP Implementation of Electrostatics Tutorials Utilizing an Electronic Response System in Upper Level Electromagnetics. Salt Lake City, UT.

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Natural Health Sciences Douglas Barron

Assistant Professor, Biology Funded Grants

Barron, D. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Arkansas Mosquito Surveillance Program, Arkansas Department of Health. $9000. Barron, D. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Design and Implementation of a Real-Time Internet-of-Things Based Water Quality Monitoring System for Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas Tech University Interdisciplinary Research Grant. $8000. Barron, D. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Conference Attendance: Ecological Society of America, Arkansas Tech University Faculty Development Grant. $2494. Barron, D. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Developing Microsatellite Markers for Genetic Identification of Songbirds, Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Grant. $1700.

Presentation

Barron, D. (Presenter), Evaluating the role of host behavior in determining risk of vector-borne disease, Ecological Society of America. (2017, Aug 7). Portland, OR. Barron, D. (Co-Presenter), Evaluating the Effects of Bird Feeders on Songbird Plumage Coloration, Arkansas Academy of Science. (2017, Apr 8). Conway, AR.

Professional Recognition

Barron, D. (Associate Editor), Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Arkansas Academy of Science, 2017.

Rajib Choudhury

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Funded Grants

Choudhury, R. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Design of Near Infrared Fluorophore Based on Conformational Restrictions of Biaryl Systems., Arkansas NASA Space Grant Consortium. $2500. Choudhury, R. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Development of a water-soluble near infrared (NIR) fluorophore, Arkansas Tech University-Faculty research development grant. $1500. Choudhury, R. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Design and Synthesis of Long-wavelength Water-soluble Fluorophore: A Supramolecular Approach, Arkansas Tech University-Undergraduate research grant. $2000.

Presentation

Choudhury, R. (Presenter), Design and Synthesis of NIR Donor-Acceptor Fluorophores, 101st Arkansas Academy of Science meeting. (2017, Apr). Conway, AR. Choudhury, R. (Presenter), Predicting conformations and orientations of guests within a water soluble host: a molecular docking approach, Mid-south Inorganic Chemistry Association. (2017, Mar). Conway, AR. Choudhury, R. (Presenter), Design of water-soluble near IR fluorophores for detection of serum albumin, Mid-south Inorganic Chemistry Association. (2017, Oct). Russellville, AR.

Publications

Choudhury, R. (Co-Author), (2017). Ultrafast electron transfer across a nano-capsular wall: Coumarins as donors, viologen as acceptor, and octa acid capsule as the mediator. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 328-337. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b11306. Choudhury, R. (Co-Author), (2017). A computational examination of the stability of β-Amyloid and HCC interactions. Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/ abs/10.1142/S0219633618500013. Choudhury, R. (Author), (2017). Supramolecular self-assembly of water-soluble cavitands: Investigated by molecular dynamics simulation. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 199-205. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10847-017-0750-4.

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Choudhury, R. (Co-Author), (2017). Ultrafast electron transfer from upper excited state of encapsulated azulenes to acceptor across an organic molecular wall. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 20205-20216. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07260?src=recsys. Choudhury, R. (Author), (2017). Predicting conformations and orientations of guests within a water soluble host: A molecular docking approach. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 349356. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10847-017-0707-7.

Robin Jamie Dalton Instructor, Biology Publications

Dalton, R. (Co-Author), (2017). 17 Beta-estradiol reduces Cav1.2 channel abundance and attenuates Ca2+-dependent contractions in coronary arteries. Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, 2017/ vol. 5/ iss. 5/ e00358 pp 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1002/prp2.358.

Michael Davis

Assistant Professor, Geology Publications

Davis, M. (Author), (2017). Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting and Expo. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions. Salt Lake City: Geothermal Resources Council. Davis, M. (Co-Author), (2017). Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting and Expo. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions. Salt Lake City: Geothermal Resources Council. Davis, M. (Author), (2017). The Geothermal Climate Change Observatory at Emigrant Pass, Utah. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions. Salt Lake City: Geothermal Resources Council. Davis, M. (Co-Author), (2017). Borehole Temperatures, Meteorologic Data, and Baseline Temperatures for Recent Climate Change: from Local to Global Scales. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions. Salt Lake City: Geothermal Resources Council.

Marilyn Duran

Associate Professor, Nursing Presentation

Duran, M. (Presenter), Weight Status of Rural School Children ages 6-19., Arkansas Nurses Association Annual Convention. (2017, Nov 2-3). Little Rock, AR.

Geoffrey Ecker

Assistant Professor, Biology Funded Grants

Ecker, G. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Science and Data Analyst - NutrientStar Program, Environmental Defense Fund. $60000.

Presentation

Ecker, G. (Co-Presenter), Going Beyond the Plot: Developing a Tool for Technology Extrapolation in Agriculture, ASA and CSSA International Annual Meeting. (2017, Oct 25). Tampa, FL. Ecker, G. (Presenter), Technology Extrapolation Domains (TEDs) as Applied to Model Performance and the Adapt-N Tool, Annual Review Panel Meeting of the Environmental Defense Fund’s NutrientStar program. (2017, Jul 29). Madison, WI. Ecker, G. (Presenter), Technology Extrapolation Domains (TEDs) Expanded to Include Western States as Applied to Corn, Winter, and Spring Wheat, Stakeholder & Review Panel Meeting of the Environmental Defense Fund’s NutrientStar program. (2017, Oct 21). Tampa, FL.

Publications

Ecker, G. (Co-Author), (2017). First report of Puccinia coronata var.coronata s.s. infecting alder buckthorn in the United States. Plant Health Progress, 84-86. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shawn_Kenaley/ publication/317003813_First_report_of_Puccinia_coronata_var_coronata_sensu_stricto_Infecting_ Alder_Buckthorn_in_the_United_States/links/591da5b90f7e9b642817b90c/First-report-of-Pucciniacoronata-var-coronata-sensu-stricto-Infecting-Alder-Buckthorn-in-the-United-States.pdf.

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Carey Ellis

Associate Professor, Nursing Funded Grants

Ellis, C. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Identification of Best Testing Tool for the First Time Pass Rate Prediction in BSN Students, Arkansas Tech University Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness. $3960.

Shaana Escobar

Assistant Professor, Nursing Presentation

Escobar, S. (Presenter), Chlamydia Screening Protocol Conquering Chlamydia, Graceland University Doctoral committee. (2017, Nov 28). Russellville, AR.

Professional Awards

Escobar, S. (Recipient), Arkansas’ 2017 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40, Awarded by Arkansas Center for Nursing, 2017. Escobar, S. (President Elect), Kappa Rho - at-large chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, 2017.

Mariusz Gajewski

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Funded Grants

Gajewski, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Cancer cell growth inhibition by targeting the Xc- obligate exchanger protein, Arkansas INBRE. $32603. Gajewski, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Photocatalytic Sterilization of Water, ATU Undergraduate Research Grant. $2000.

Presentation

Gajewski, M. (Co-Presenter), Bactericidal Properties of Photoreactive Porphyrin Molecules, Mid-South Inorganic Chemists Association Meeting. (2017, Oct 21). Russellville, AR. Gajewski, M. (Co-Presenter), Photocatalytic Sterilization of Aqueous Solutions, Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting. (2017, Apr 7). Conway, AR. Gajewski, M. (Co-Presenter), Fluorescent Inhibitor of System Xc-, Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting. (2017, Apr 7). Conway, AR. Gajewski, M. (Co-Presenter), Photocatalytic Sterilization of Aqueous Solutions, ATU, Undergraduate Research Symposium. (2017, Mar 15). Russellville, AR. Gajewski, M. (Co-Presenter), Fluorescent Inhibitor of System Xc-, ATU, Undergraduate Research Symposium. (2017, Mar 15). Russellville, AR. Gajewski, M. (Co-Presenter), Sterilization of Aqueous Solutions Using a Novel Solar Energy Powered Device, ATU, Invited Presentation for Department of Mechanical Engineering Students. (2017, Feb 14 & 16). Russellville, AR.

Jacob Grosskopf

Assistant Professor, Geology Presentation

Grosskopf, J. (Presenter), Antonio Creek section Milankovitch Cycle detection and OAE 2 correlation to other locations in the Western Interior Seaway despite hiatuses, Geological Society of America Southcentral Section Meeting. (2017, Mar). San Antonio, TX.

Holli Hall

Instructor, Biology Presentation

Hall, H. (Co-Presenter), Acceptance of Evolution Among American College Students at Two Arkansas Regional Universities, National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). (2017, Nov 10). St. Louis, MO.

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Franklin Hardcastle Professor, Chemistry Presentation

Hardcastle, F. (Presenter), Valence-Length Relationships for Carbon, Oxygen and Nitogen, Fall 2017 Meeting of the Mid-South Inorganic Chemists Association. (2017, Oct 21). Russellville, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Presenter), Carbon-Carbon, Carbon-Oxygen, Carbon-Nitrogen, and Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Valence-Length Relationships, The 101st Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science. (2017, Apr 7). Conway, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Co-Presenter), Bond Length and Bond valence Relationship of Chromium Oxides, Chromium Sulfides, Molybdenum Oxides, and Molybdenum Sulfides, The 101st Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science. (2017, Apr 7). Conway, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Co-Presenter), Bond Length and Bond Valence for Tungsten-Oxygen and Tungsten-Sulfur Bonds, The 101st Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science. (2017, Apr 7). Conway, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Presenter), Carbon-Carbon, Carbon-Oxygen, Carbon-Nitrogen, and Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Valence-Length Relationships, 25th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium (ASGC), Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. (2017, Apr 21). Morrilton, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Co-Presenter), Bond Length and Bond valence Relationship of Chromium Oxides, Chromium Sulfides, Molybdenum Oxides, and Molybdenum Sulfides, 25th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium (ASGC), Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. (2017, Apr 21). Morrilton, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Co-Presenter), Bond Length and Bond Valence for Tungsten-Oxygen and Tungsten-Sulfur Bonds, 25th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium (ASGC), Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. (2017, Apr 21). Morrilton, AR.

Publications

Hardcastle, F. (Co-Author), (2017). Bond Length and Bond Valence Relationship of Chromium Oxides, Chromium Sulfides, Molybdenum Oxides, and Molybdenum Sulfides. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 56 - 58. Hardcastle, F. (Co-Author), (2017). Bond Length and Bond Valence for Tungsten-Oxygen and TungstenSulfur Bonds. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 59-61.

Mostafa Hemmati Professor, Physics Funded Grants

Hemmati, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Breakdown Waves with a Significant Current behind the Wave Front, NASA’s Workforce Development Program. $6000. Hemmati, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Speed and Current Range in Lightning Return Stroke, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $2000. Hemmati, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Lightning Return Strokes: Speed and Peak Current Relationship, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $4500. Hemmati, M. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Energy Consumption Reduction in Refrigeration Systems Using Phase Change Materials, Arkansas Tech University Interdisciplinary Research Center. $6000.

Presentation

Hemmati, M. (Presenter), Current Bearing Ant-Force Waves (Lightning Return Stroke), International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases. (2017, Jul 10). Lisbon, Portugal. Hemmati, M. (Presenter), High Impact Practices’ Undergraduate Research and State Funding Opportunities, Arkansas Tech University May Professional Development Day. (2017, May 11). Russellville, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Electron Shock Waves with a Significant Current behind the Shock Front, Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2017, Mar 15). Russellville, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Wave Profile for Breakdown Waves with a Large Current behind the Wave Front, Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2017, Mar 15). Russellville, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Current Bearing Anti-Force Waves, Arkansas Space Grant Symposium. (2017, Apr 21). Petit Jean, AR.

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Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Wave Profile for Anti-Force Waves with a Significant Current behind the Shock Front, Arkansas Space Grant Symposium. (2017, Apr 21). Petit Jean, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves with a Significant Current behind the Wave Front, Arkansas Academy of Science. (2017, Apr 7). Conway, AR.

Professional Recognition

Hemmati, M. (Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science), Arkansas Academy of Science, 2017. Hemmati, M. (Treasurer), Arkansas Academy of Science, 2017.

Publications

Hemmati, M. (Author), (2017). International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases. International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases. Lisbon, Portugal. Hemmati, M. (Author), (2017). Wave Profile for Breakdown Waves with a Large Current behind the Wave Front. Arkansas Academy of Science, 1-6.

Newton Hilliard

Associate Professor, Chemistry Funded Grants

Hilliard, N. (2017) (Primary Investigator), A non-pathogenic model for investigating acid tolerance in nocosomial pathogens, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund - Collaborative Research Travel Grant. $10,000. Hilliard, N. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Biochemistry - research in the classroom, Entergy. $1000. Hilliard, N. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Ht. neapolitanus as a nonpathogenic model for a unique acid tolerance response, Arkansas INBRE. $10,387. Hilliard, N. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Collaborative Research Travel Grant, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund. $10,000. Hilliard, N. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Undergraduate Proteomics Research Enhancement, AR-INBRE. $20,000. Hilliard, N. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Ht. neapolitanus as a nonpathogenic model for a unique acid tolerance response, AR-INBRE. $10,387. Hilliard, N. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Biochemistry course redesign, Entergy. $1000.

Presentation

Hilliard, P. (Co-Presenter), An obligate heterodimeric thiosulfate dehydrogenase, Posters at the Capitol. (2017, Feb 15). Little Rock, AR. Hilliard, P. (Presenter), Sulfur oxidation genomics In the aerobic purple sulfur bacterium Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Arkansas Academy of Science. (2017, Apr 8). Conway, AR. Hilliard, P. (Presenter), Inorganic sulfur oxidation by Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, a moderate halophile, Mid-south Inorganic Chemists Association. (2017, Oct 12). Russellville, AR. Hilliard, P. (Co-Presenter), Potential coexpression of the heterodimeric thiosulfate dehydrogenase oin Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Arkansas INBRE. (2017, Oct 28). Fayetteville, AR.

Deborah Leslie

Assistant Professor, Geology Presentation

Leslie, D. (Presenter), On-Farm Storage Reservoir Water as a Potential Water Source in Managed Aquifer Recharge in Eastern Arkansas, NGWA Groundwater Summit 2017 . (2017, Dec 5). Nashville, TN.

Publications

Leslie, D. (Co-Author), (2017). A temporal stable isotopic (δ18O, δD, d-excess) comparison in glacier meltwater streams, Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Hydrological Processes, 31:3069-Äì3083. https://doi. org/10.1002/hyp.11245. Leslie, D. (Co-Author), (2017). Aquifer Depletion in the Lower Mississippi River Basin: Challenges and Solutions. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 162: 128-ì139. http://onlinelibrary.wiley. com/doi/10.1111/j.1936-704X.2017.03264.x/full.

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Jennifer Lewter Instructor, Biology Funded Grants

Lewter, J. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Evaluating the Effect of LEDs on Dwarf Crops in a Martian Soil Simulant, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $2100.

Presentation

Lewter, J. (Presenter), Mapping of Fruit Color and Flower Type in Muscadine Grape (Vitis rotundifolia), American Society for Horticultural Science. (2017, Sep 22). Waikoloa, HI. Lewter, J. (Presenter), Integrating the RHS Colour Chart with the Nix Pro Color Scanner for Fast and Accurate Color Descriptions in Horticulture, American Society for Horticultural Science. (2017, Sep 20). Waikoloa, HI.

Publications

Lewter, J. (Co-Author), (2017). Development and Characterization of Molecular Markers Associated with Female Plants in Muscadine Grape. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 143-150. http://journal.ashsPublications.org/content/142/2/143.short.

Charles Mebi

Associate Professor, Chemistry Funded Grants

Mebi, C. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Reaction of Quinolinethiols with Fe3(CO)12, Arkansas Tech University. $2000. Mebi, C. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Design and Implementation of a Real-time Internet-of-Things based Water Quality Monitoring System for Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas Tech University. $8000. Mebi, C. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Acoustic Based Crack Detection in PVC Sewer Pipes with Laterals, Arkansas Tech University. $5999.

Presentation

Mebi, C. (Co-Presenter), Reaction of 4,4`-Thiobisbenzenethiol with Fe3(CO)12, ATU Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2017, Mar 16). Russellville, AR. Mebi, C. (Presenter), Biomimetic Hydrogen Evolution Catalysts, American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting. (2017, Oct 29). Lubbock, TX. Mebi, C. (Presenter), Synthesis and Characterization of Diironhexacarbonyl Complexes, Mid-South Inorganic Chemists Association. (2017, Mar 4). Conway, AR. Mebi, C. (Co-Presenter), Macromolecular hydrogenase models, ASGC Symposium and AR. NASAEPSCoR conference. (2017, Apr 21-22). Petit Jean, AR. Mebi, C. (Presenter), On the synthesis of cyclic tetranuclear iron-carbonyl clusters, Mid-South Inorganic Chemists Association. (2017, Oct 21). Russellville, AR.

Publications

Mebi, C. (Author), (2017). Crystal and electronic structure of a hexacarbonyldiiron cluster tethered to naphthalene-2-thiolate ligands. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry, 224-228. https:// doi.org/10.1107/S2053229618000712.

Cheryl Monfee Professor, Nursing Funded Grants

Monfee, C. (2017) (Co-Primary Investigator), Identification of best testing tool for first time pass rate prediction in BSN students, Office of Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness, Arkansas Tech University. $3960.

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Jason Patton

Associate Professor, Geology Funded Grants

Patton, J. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Developing Efficient Methods to Locate Legacy Oil & Gas Wells, Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Grant. $1500 Patton, J. (Secretary of Executive Committee), National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG), 2017. Patton, J. (Chairman), Arkansas Board of Registration for Professional Geologists, 2017.

Publications

Patton, J. (Co-Author), (2017). Geologic Road Guide to Arkansas State Highway 10. A Geotour of the Southern Arkoma Basin Fold Belt And Related Ouachita Mountain Tectonic Zones. Roadside Geology Series 02. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Geological Survey.

Jeff Robertson

Professor, Astrophysics Publications

Robertson, J. (Co-Author), (2017). Non-Stable Universe: Energetic Resources, Activity Phenomena and Evolutionary Processes. Instabilities in Interacting Binary Stars, https://arxiv.org/pdf/1702.02011.pdf. Byurakan, Armenia: Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) Conference Series. Robertson, J. (Author), (2017). Orbital Light Curves of UU Aquarii in Stunted Outburst. Astronomical Journal, 11. http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aaa1a8/meta.

Susan Self

Assistant Professor, Nursing Professional Awards

Self, S. (Recipient), Graduated with Doctor of Nursing Practice, Dec 2017. Self, S. (Recipient), Gerald Jeschke Award, Graceland University Doctoral Award, 2017.

John Watson

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Presentation

Watson, J. (Presenter), Using open resources in a freshman general education course for non-STEM majors to promote learning and improve attitudes towards mathematics, Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. (2017, Jan 7). Atlanta, GA. Watson, J. (Presenter), Using open resources in a freshman general education course for non-STEM majors to promote learning and improve attitudes towards mathematics, Oklahoma-Arkansas Section of the MAA. (2017, Apr 7). Norman, OK. Watson, J. (Presenter), A Forty Year Journey in Higher Education in America, Invited Address, Nihon University. (2017, Jun 14). Tokyo, Japan.

Publications

Watson, J. (Author), (2017). College Mathematics. Russellville, Arkansas: iBook.

Melinda Wilkins

Professor, Health Informatics Funded Grants

Wilkins, M. (2017) (Primary Investigator), Accessing Telemedicine: The Student-First Focus of Arkansas Tech University (seed grant), Interdisciplinary Research Center, Arkansas Tech University. $161.52.

Presentation

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Wilkins, M. (Presenter), Navigating Your Professional Future, Arkansas Health Information Management Association and Arkansas Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society State Convention. (2017, Apr 5). Little Rock, AR.

Professional Recognition

Wilkins, M. (Member), American Health Information Management Association Foundation Leadership Institute Advisory Panel, 2017. Wilkins, M. (Advocacy Chair), Arkansas Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2017.

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eTech Jeffrey Aulgur

Associate Professor, Professional Studies Presentation

Aulgur, J. (Presenter), The Albigensian Crusade: Genocide in the name of God, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Conference (ARNOVA). (2017, Nov 15). Grand Rapids, MI. Aulgur, J. (Co-Presenter), Board effectiveness and commitment: Assessing the Affective Commitment Scale and demographic information, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Conference (ARNOVA). (2017, Nov 16). Grand Rapids, MI. Aulgur, J. (Co-Presenter), Community-based adaptive capacity and resilience within Developing societies, 42nd Annual Natural Hazards Workshop. (2017, Jul 10). Boulder, CO. Aulgur, J. (Co-Presenter), Charitable solicitation and the First Amendment: Fundraising overhead and organizational impact in the Third Sector, Midwest Political Science Association. (2017, Apr 6). Chicago, IL. Aulgur, J. (Co-Presenter), Teaching: The online classroom, Midwest Political Science Association. (2017, Apr 7). Chicago, IL. Aulgur, J. (Presenter), Can written Freirean dialogues enhance the asynchronous learning environment?, Adult Higher Education Alliance. (2017, Mar 9). Orlando, FL. Aulgur, J. (Co-Presenter), Disaster resilience within developing countries: A study of the Ecuadorian Third Sector, 14th International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. (2017, Oct 20). Quito, Ecuador.

Publications

Aulgur, J. (Chapter Author), (2017). Journaling with Paulo Freire. In C. Baker-Stucky and B. Flynn (eds). The Culture of Writing (pp. 121-158). Nashville, TN: The Carnegie Writers, Inc. Aulgur, J. (Co-Author), (2017). What went wrong at the Wounded Warrior Project?, Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, (7) S2, 28-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.18666/JNEL-2017-V7-SI2-8737.

Jennifer Saxton

Instructor, Professional Studies Presentation

Saxton, J. (Presenter), The transition experiences of adult students from an on-campus program at a twoyear college to an online bachelor’s program., National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, 15th Annual Conference. (2017, Feb 16). Atlanta, GA. Saxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Promoting engagement and community in online courses: It’s all about the writing. Adult Higher Education Alliance 2017 Conference. (2017, Mar 9). Orlando, FL.

Publications

Saxton, J. (Co-Author), (2017). AHEA 2017 National Conference: Writing Our Way. Promoting engagement and community in online courses: It’s all about the writing. Orlando: Adult Higher Education Alliance.

Jeremy Schwehm

Assistant Professor, Professional Studies Presentation

Schwehm, J. (Co-Presenter), Faculty of color in the online environment, 66th American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Annual Conference. (2017, Nov 1 - 3). Memphis, TN. Schwehm, J. (Presenter), Promoting engagement and community in online courses, Adult Higher Education Alliance National Conference. (2017, Mar 9 - 10). Orlando, FL. Schwehm, J. (Co-Presenter), False consensus and FERPA, NASPA Annual Conference. (2017, Mar 11 15). San Antonio, TX.

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Schwehm, J. (Co-Presenter), The transition process of adult students from an on-campus program at a two-year college to an online bachelor’s program., 15th Annual Conference of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. (2017, Feb 15 - 17). Atlanta, GA.

Publications

Schwehm, J. (Author), (2017). AHEA 2017 National Conference: Writing Our Way - Giving Voice to Adult Learning. Promoting engagement and community in online courses: It’s all about the writing. Orlando, FL: Adult Higher Education Alliance. Schwehm, J. (Author), (2017). Do student demographics and community college experiences influence the adjustment process of adult vertical transfer students?. Community College Enterprise, 16. Schwehm, J. (Co-Author), (2017). Helicopter colleges: A return to in loco parentis?. College Student Journal, 8. Schwehm, J. (Co-Author), (2017). A comparison of learning outcomes for adult students in on-site and online service-learning. Journal of Distance Learning Administration, http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ ojdla/spring201/schwehm_scott_elufiede201.html.

Annette Stuckey

Assistant Professor, Professional Studies Presentation

Stuckey, A. (Co-Presenter), Promoting engagement and community in online courses, Adult Higher Education Alliance National Conference. (2017, Mar 9-10). Orlando, FL.

Publications

Stuckey, A. (Co-Author), (2017). AHEA 2017 National Conference: Giving Voice to Adult Learning. Promoting engagement and community in online courses: It’s all about the writing. Adult Higher Education Alliance. Orlando: Adult Higher Education Alliance.

Library Angela Black

Assistant Librarian, Library Publications

Black, A. (Author), (2017, Jul ). Library Profile: Building a Better World in Pope County. Arkansas Libraries, pp. 32-33. https://arlib.org/resources/journal/Summer2017/ArkansasLibrariesSummer2017.pdf.

Brent Etzel Director, Library Publications

Etzel, B. (Author), (2017). Arkansas Library Association 2017 Annual Conference. It’s Not All Greek: An Analysis and Comparison of Online Language Learning Tools. Rogers, AR: Arkansas Library Association.

Philippe Van Houtte Associate Professor, Library Publications

Van Houtte, P. (Author), (2017, Jan 15). Office 365: Productivity Increase. Arkansas Libraries, pp. 6-8. Van Houtte, P. (Author), (2017, Sep 15). Springshare: by Number and by Experience. Arkansas Libraries, pp. 8-9.

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Russellville Staff Sara Bailey

Administrative Specialist III, Academic Affairs Publications

Bailey, S. (Author), (2017, Nov). Lunae Lumen. Adelaide Literary Magazine, pp. 264-265.

Blake Bedsole

Vice President, Enrollment Management Professional Recognition

Bedsole, B. (Member), Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Program Planning Committee, 2018-2019. Bedsole, B. (Member), Editorial Board for the SACRAO Journal, 2018-2020.

Jessica Brock

Director, Admissions Professional Recognition

Brock, J. (Secretary), Arkansas Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, 2017-2018.

Kristy Davis

Associate Dean, Student Wellness Presentation

Davis, K. (Co-Presenter), The Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy: A Pilot Program to Implement Act 943, Arkansas Student Affairs Association. (2017, Oct 5). Hot Springs, AR. Davis, K. (Co-Presenter), From Vision to Reality: Growing a Collaborative University Health and Counseling Clinic from the Ground Up, Arkansas Student Affairs Association. (2017, Oct 5). Hot Springs, AR.

Professional Recognition

Davis, K. (Council Member- Higher Education Appointee), Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council, 2017.

Gabby Garrison

Transfer Coordinator, Admissions Professional Recognition

Garrison, G. (Region IV West Representative), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Parent and Family Relations Knowledge Community.

Aubrey Holt

Director, Campus Life Professional Recognition

Holt, A. (Board Member), Junior Auxiliary of Russellville, 2017.

MARCOMM Staff

University Marketing and Communication Professional Recognition

MARCOMM. (Recipient), Gold - Explore ATU (Admissions Website), Education Digital Marketing Awards, 2017. MARCOMM. (Recipient), Gold - Adventure is Calling (Digital Video Ad), Education Digital Marketing Awards, 2017.

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MARCOMM. (Recipient), Gold - Explore ATU (Microsite), Education Digital Marketing Awards, 2017. MARCOMM. (Recipient), Silver - Arkansas Tech Facebook (Facebook), Education Digital Marketing Awards, 2017. MARCOMM. (Recipient), Silver - Arkansas Tech Spirit Squads (Special Video), Education Digital Marketing Awards, 2017. MARCOMM. (Recipient), Bronze - Arkansas Tech Instagram (Social Media Content), Education Digital Marketing Awards, 2017. MARCOMM. (Recipient), Merit - The Natural Choice (Digital Video Ad), Education Digital Marketing Awards, 2017.

Carrie Phillips

Director of Communication and Media Services Professional Recognition

Phillips, C. (Board Member), CASE District IV, 2017. Phillips, C. (Board Member), Russellville Advertising & Promotion, 2017. Phillips, C. (Member), Leadership Tech Cohort 1, 2017.

William Scott Tomlin Academic Advisor

Professional Awards

Tomlin, W. (Recipient), Outstanding Professional Advisor, Arkansas Academic Advising Network, 2017.

Amy Pennington Dean of Students Presentation

Pennington, A. (Co-Presenter), Concealed Carry on Campus, Considerations and Observations from the Dean of Students and General Counsel, NASPA Student Affairs Law Conference. (2017, Dec 11). New Orleans, LA. Pennington, A. (Co-Presenter), Hazing, Considerations and Observations from the Dean of Students and General Counsel, NASPA Student Affairs Law Conference. (2017, Dec 11). New Orleans, LA. Pennington, A. (Co-Presenter), Director to AVP: Advice to Aspiring AVPs, NASPA Annual Conference. (2017 Mar 3). Philadelphia, PA. Pennington, A. (Presenter), AVP Roundtable, NASPA IV-West Regional Conference. (2017, Nov 7). Lincoln, NE. Pennington, A. (Co-Presenter), The Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy: A Pilot Program to Implement Act 943, Arkansas Student Affairs Association. (2017, Oct 5). Hot Springs, AR.

Professional Awards

Pennington, A. (Recipient), NASPA Region IV-West Outstanding AVP, NASPA Region IV-West Regional Conference, 2017.

Publications

Pennington, A. (Author), (2017). CARE Team (Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation Team): 2015-2016 Annual Report, The Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention, Volume 5, 1-8.

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2017 Faculty Award of Excellence

TEACHING Deborah McClure received her A.A.S. from Arkansas Tech-Ozark in 2009 and began teaching at Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus in 2007 as Cosmetology Instructor with over 25 years’ experience. Deborah became Cosmetology Program Chair in January 2016 and resigned in December 2017. She taught a variety of Cosmetology courses at Arkansas Tech-Ozark including Salon Business Operations. She worked hard to give her students the skills they needed to be successful as Cosmetologists and /or business owners. She always kept abreast of current standards and trends to provide her students with the most up-to-date methods. In addition, her students regularly participated in Skills USA competitions on the State and National level and they brought home awards every year. Deborah brought a spirit of excellence and giving as she taught and lead.

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2017 Faculty Award of Excellence

SERVICE Lynn Washington received her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1983, and began her counseling career in Arkansas in 1986, as a licensed counselor. She began teaching part time at Arkansas Tech-Ozark in 2008, and joined the faculty full time in 2012 as the Human Services program chair. Lynn is the faculty advisor for Rotaract, the collegiate level of Rotary International and the president of the Altus Area Sunset Rotary club. She also serves on the board of directors for the Southern Organization for Human Services, and is a Marriage Advocate/Procurator for the Diocese of Little Rock. She is a pianist at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus. Lynn and her Human Services students are involved in the United Way Day of Caring each year, and the Rotaract club has been involved in several different fundraisers for local causes. Students in her psychology classes are often involved in humanitarian projects initiated on the Russellville campus. In October of 2017, the Human Services program was awarded accreditation from the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.

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Ozark Faculty & Staff Kenneth Beeler

Master Instructor, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Presentation

Beeler, K. (Presenter), Refrigeration training and EPA Certification for Matheson Tri-Gas, (2017, Jan.) Mulberry, AR.

Jessica Birchler

Director, Career Pathways Initiative Professional Recognition

Birchler, J. (Recipient), Student Government Association Staff Quality Service Award, 2017.

Mike Bogue

Director, Student Success Center Presentation

Bogue, M. (Presenter). Second Monday Author series at Arkansas Tech University for his book Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967.

Publications

Bogue, M. (2017). Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967. McFarland.

Angela Cox

Counselor of Career Pathways Initiative, Student Services Professional Awards

Cox, A. (Recipient), Staff Professional Excellence Award, 2017.

Corey Danekas

Advanced Instructor, Welding Presentation

Danekas, C. (Presenter), Conducted Welding Certification and training for Baldor/ABB employees at their Ozark location, (2017, Jan.) Ozark, AR.

Gwen Faulkenberry

Advanced Instructor, English Publications

Faulkenberry, G. (Co-Author), (2017). Mornings with Jesus 2018. Ozark: Guideposts.

Joshua Freeman

Instructor, Paramedic/EMT Presentation

Freeman, J. (Presenter), CPR Certification for Arkansas Tech Career Center faculty, (2017, Jan). Russellville, AR.

Professional Recognition

Freeman, J. (Program Chair Paramedic and EMS Arkansas Tech-Ozark), Arkansas Emergency Medical Technician Association (AEMTA) 2017 EMS Instructor of the year, 2017.

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Sherry Hesson

Administrative Specialist III, Adult Education Professional Awards

Hesson, S. (Recipient), Bachelor’s Degree I Applied Leadership, August 2017.

Lesley Krohn

Advanced Instructor, Nursing Professional Recognition

Krohn, L. (2017). DNP Scholarly Project - Implementing ACEN Accreditation Standards in an Associate Degree LPN-RN Program

Deborah McClure

Master Instructor, Cosmetology Professional Awards

McClure, D. (Recipient), Faculty Excellence Award in teaching for 2017.

Christy McCollough Instructor, Adult Education

Professional Recognition

McCollough, C. (Secretary, State WAGE Executive Committee), Adult Education, 2017.

Michael Murders

Chief Academic Officer, Academic Affairs Professional Recognition

Murders, M. R. (2017). A Phenomenological Study of the Online Education Experiences of College Students with Learning Disabilities (Doctoral dissertation, University of Arkansas).

Heather Nelson Instructor, Logistics Presentation

Nelson, H. (Presenter), Microsoft Excel Training for Bank of the Ozark employees, (2017, Jun). Ozark, AR.

Regina Olson

Director, Adult Education Professional Recognition

Olson, R. (President), AACAE - Arkansas Association for Continuing Adult Education, 2017.

Lynn Washington

Advanced Instructor, Human Service Professional Awards

Washington, L. (Recipient), Faculty Excellence in Service, 2017.

Kristen Wendling

Advanced Instructor, Cardiovascular Technology Publications

Wendling, K. (2017). Adult Echo Review, http://www.daviespublishing.com/Adult-Echo-Review-2e.aspx.

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