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Arkansas Tech University

Academic Accomplishments 2016


Table of Contents A Letter From The President............................................................................................ 3 2016 Promotion & Tenure Recipients.............................................................................. 4

Russellville Faculty Leadership Tech................................................................................................................. 5 Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching...................................................................... 8 Dr. Jason Warnick Faculty Award of Excellence for Scholarship & Creative Activity............................... 9 Dr. Charles Mebi Faculty Award of Excellence for Service.......................................................................12 Dr. Sean Huss Arts & Humanities.............................................................................................................13 Business............................................................................................................................ 23 Education.......................................................................................................................... 27 Engineering & Applied Sciences.................................................................................... 35 Natural & Health Sciences.............................................................................................. 39 eTech...................................................................................................................................47 Library............................................................................................................................... 48

Russellville Staff Russellville Staff............................................................................................................... 49

Ozark Faculty & Staff Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching.................................................................... 52 Ester Leonard Faculty Award of Excellence for Service...................................................................... 53 Nina Pope Ozark Faculty & Staff....................................................................................................... 55


A 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 coherence 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.

Dr. Robin E. Bowen President

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2016 Promotion & Tenure Recipients Promotion to Professor: Dr. Linda Bean, Department of Management and Marketing Dr. Roger Fang, Department of Computer and Information Science Dr. Nobuyuki Nezu, Department of Computer and Information Science Dr. Bruce Tedford, Department of Biological Sciences Dr. Thomas Vaughn, Department of Communication and Journalism Dr. Lynn Walsh, Department of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Sam Worley, Department of English and World Languages

Promotion to Associate Professor: Dr. Erin Clair, Department of English and World Languages Dr. M. Melissa Darnell, Department of Nursing

Promotion to Associate Professor and Tenure: Dr. Barbara Clements, Department of Music Dr. Emily Hoffman, Department of English and World Languages Dr. Joshua Lockyer, Department of Behavioral Sciences Dr. Stephanie Pepper, Department of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Alvin Williams, Department of Agriculture Dr. Jerry Wood, Department of Computer and Information Science

Tenure: Mr. William Reeder, Department of Communication and Journalism Dr. Dawn Ward, Department of Art

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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 2016 Inaugural Cohort Dr. Jeff Aulgur, Department Head, Department of Professional Studies Pat Chronister, Assistant to the Vice President, Office of Academic Affairs Jana Crouch, Director of Academic Services, Office of Academic Affairs Melanie Diffey, Career Counselor, Norman Career Services Dr. Fatima Ferguson, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Beth Giroir, Associate Dean, Office of Student Success Dr. Caroline Hackerott, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Management Aubrey Holt, Director of Campus Life, Office of Campus Life Dr. Gina Kraft, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education Lesley Krohn, Workforce Education Instructor for Registered Nursing, Ozark Campus Joshua McMillian, Chief, Department of Public Safety Mike Murders, Chief Academic Officer, Ozark Campus Susie Nicholson, NCAA Compliance Officer Dr. Hanna Norton, Dean, College of eTech Carrie Phillips, Director of New Media, Office of University Relations Lydia Rogers, Administrative Specialist, Curriculum and Instruction Niki Schwartz, Associate Director of Student Aid, Office of Financial Aid Dr. Jeremy Schwehm, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Studies Dr. James Stobaugh, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences Alison Taylor, Coordinator of Young Alumni/Student Philanthropy, Office of Alumni Relations Ken Wester, Director, Office of Information Systems Dr. Rebecca Wiewel, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences Dr. Alaric Williams, Associate Professor, Department of College Student Personnel Brandon Wright, Director of Career Services, Norman Career Services

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Program Facilitators The cohort also includes five members of the Leadership Tech program development team, who will also serve as program facilitators. Dr. Chris Giroir, Interim Associate Dean, Graduate College Dr. Lucas Maxwell, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education Amy Pennington, Interim VP of Student Services and Dean of Students, Office of Student Services Bruce Sikes, Chancellor, Ozark Campus Brooke Southard, Interim Director of Human Resources

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Faculty Award of Excellence for

Teaching

Dr. Jason Warnick

Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Jason E. Warnick received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Mississippi in 2006 with an emphasis in Behavioral Neuroscience. He came to Arkansas Tech as an Assistant Professor in 2006, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012, and was appointed as Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 2015. He has prepared 15 unique courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Arkansas Tech University and has supervised both honors projects and masters theses. He has developed four courses for the eTech program. Two of these courses received a Diamond Award for Accomplished Work in Online Course Development from the Arkansas Blackboard Users Group and one course received Director’s Choice Award for Courses and Catalyst Award from the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program. His use of technology has also been recognized when he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2017. In 2013, students voted for him to receive the SGA Professor of the Year. Dr. Warnick’s classes have a heavy emphasis on research projects and service learning. His scholarship frequently include student collaborators who have served as book co-editors, journal article co-authors, and co-presenters at professional conferences.

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Faculty Award of Excellence for

Scholarship & Creative Activity Dr. Charles Mebi

Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Charles A. Mebi received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from University of Buea, Cameroon in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2007 from the University of Nevada, Reno. He served as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. Mebi came to Arkansas Tech as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in August 2009 and became a Tenured Associate Professor in 2015. At Arkansas Tech University, Dr. Mebi has mentored over 37 students in research, and authored 10 journal articles with 14 undergraduate students as co-authors. Dr. Mebi and his students have made over 44 presentations at national and international professional conferences. He received the Gold Poster Presentation Award at the Zing Coordination Chemistry Conference in Cancun, Mexico in 2013. Dr. Mebi’s research on biomimetic catalysts for hydrogen production, has been supported by over 42 grants including the prestigious American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Fund award of $50,000. He has been an ad hoc reviewer for over 10 journals, and has served as a grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, and Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Charles is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2013, Dr. Mebi was recognized as Professor of the Year by the Central Arkansas Section of the American Chemical Society.

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Faculty Award of Excellence for

Service

Dr. Sean Huss

Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Sean Huss holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Tennessee, with emphasis areas in social psychology and statistics. He also studied research methods and statistics at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill through the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. A member of the Arkansas Tech University faculty since 2005, Huss was one of the co-principle investigators on the River Valley Meth Project, a coalition of 125 agencies to help bring together law enforcement and counseling programs to better deal with methamphetamine abuse in the community. As one of the lead investigators for the River Valley Meth Project, he was a co-recipient of the Award for Distinguished Service from the Office of the President of the United States. Huss also is the founding advisor and now serves as a co-advisor to Because We Can. This registered student organization (RSO) has collected and distributed more than 25,000 pounds of recovered food (creating 30,000 servings), coordinated food distribution for other food drives on campus, run multiple drives and written grants and received donations equaling more than $167,000 in the last year and a half. Because We Can, under Huss and co-advisor Dr. James Stobaugh, are also working to bring a campus pantry online for the fall 2017 term. Beyond the Because We Can efforts, Huss has also participated in numerous community-based projects like Uncommon Communities and the North El Paso Avenue development projects. The 2016-17 Faculty Senate chair at ATU, Huss is supervising several Faculty Senate projects including a rewriting of the promotion and tenure procedures and rewriting the student evaluation questions. Huss developed the ATU Master of Science degree in Applied Sociology. He serves as program director for Tech’s master’s degree programs in psychology and applied sociology. Huss has won several RSO awards for the Campus Kitchen Project, RSO advisor of the year, the Cupola Award from the Division of Student Services and the Faculty Award of Excellence in service for 2016.

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Arts & Humanities Steven ​Berg

Assistant Professor, P ​ sychology ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Berg, S. (Lead Account Administrator and Coordinator, Behavioral Science Research Participation Group (subject pool)), “Department of Behavioral Sciences, Arkansas Tech University”, 2016.

David Blanks Professor, ​History ÎÎ Funded Grants

Blanks, D. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Towards an Ethnography of Big History, conference panels organizer, presenter, respondent, University of Amsterdam, July 2016, International Big History Association. $2500.00.

ÎÎ Presentation

Blanks, D. (Presenter), A Psychoanalysis of Big History, Third International Big History Conference. (2016, July 14-17). Amsterdam, Netherlands.

ÎÎ Publications

Blanks, D. (Chapter Author), (2016). Europeans Before Europe: Modernity and the Myth of the Other. In , Early Modern Constructions of Europe (pp. 27-40). New York and London: Routledge. Blanks, D. (Reviewer), (2016). Barry Rodrigue, Leonid Grinin, Andrey Korotayev, eds. Our Place in the Universe: An Introduction to Big History. Delhi: Primus Books, 2015 . Journal of World History 27:3 (September 2016), 579-582. Blanks, D. (Chapter Author), (2016). Cosmic Evolution in the Cradle of Civilization. In , From Big Bang to Galactic Civilizations: A Big History Anthology, Vol. II (pp. 295-317). Delhi: Primus Books.

Michael ​Brodrick

Assistant Professor, P ​ hilosophy ÎÎ Presentation

Brodrick, M. (Presenter), Morality and Choice in a Mediated Society, Tennessee Philosophical Association. (2016, November 5). Nashville, TN.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Brodrick, M. (Guest Editor of The Pluralist, Vol. 11, No. 3, Fall 2016), “Society for Advancement of American Philosophy”.

ÎÎ Publications

Brodrick, M. (Author), (2016). Why We Remember Royce: An Introduction. The Pluralist, 1-8. Brodrick, M. (Author), (Fall, 2016 ). Moral Relativism and Medical Decisions. APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, bit.ly/2omARjr.

Carl ​Brucker Professor, ​English ÎÎ Funded Grants

Brucker, C. (2016) (Co- Primary Investigator), ESL Academy, Arkansas Department of Education. $736.676 (2nd year of 3-year grant).

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ÎÎ Publications

Brucker, Carl. (Author), (2016). Arkansas Tech Writing, 14th Edition. Russellville: Arkansas Tech University.

Nathaniel ​Chapman Assistant Professor, S ​ ociology ÎÎ Publications

Chapman, N. (Chapter Co-Author), (2016). Racial Ideology in Electronic Dance Music Festival Promotional Videos. In David L. Brunsma, Nathaniel G. Chapman, J. Slade Lellock, Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. Media (pp. 148-164). Russellville: Routledge.

Erin ​Clair

Associate Professor, E ​ nglish ÎÎ Presentation

Clair, E. (Presenter), Creating a State-Wide Composition Program: Multiple Campuses, Concurrent Programs, Online Courses, and Managing Instructors Everywhere, College English Association. (2016, March 31). Denver, CO. Clair, E. (Presenter), The Reverb of Roller Derby, South Central Modern Language Association. (2016, November 2). Dallas, TX.

Barbara Clements Associate Professor, Music

ÎÎ Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Clements, B. (Vocalist). 2016, May 15. Bach’s Magnificat and Ascension Oratorio. , Iowa City, IA.

Brian Conatser Instructor, Music

ÎÎ Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, February 16. Choir Concert. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, February 20. Arkansas All-State Male Chorus. Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, February 28. Nathan Andrews and Alex Evans Junior Recital. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, March 13. Abigail Suiter Senior Recital. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, March 13. Brent James and Logan Duch Junior Recital. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, March 16. Jessica Osorto Senior Recital. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, March 28. Allison Bratton Senior Recital. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, April 7. Chamber Choir and Concert Chorale Concert. First United Methodist Church, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, April 12. University Choir. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, April 13. Megan Mounce and Dalton Snow Junior Recital. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR.

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Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, April 23. Waylon Stubblefield Senior Recital. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, May 15. Opera in the Rock La Boheme rehearsal accompanist. Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, October 4. ATU Fall Choir Concert. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, November 5. All-Region Choir. Center for the Arts, RHS, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, November 7. Election Eve Choir Concert. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, November 15. University Choir Concert. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, November 28. Kappa Kappa Psi Recital. Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, December 4. Feast of Carols. First United Methodist Church, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, December 13. Russellville Music Club Four-Hand Music with Ann Shields. 1005 Ridgewood Rd, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Vocalist). 2016, December 13. Russellville Music Club: I Wonder as I Wander. 1005 Ridgewood Rd, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Instrumentalist). 2016, December 15. Retired Teachers Meeting: Four-Hand Music with Ann Shields. Legacy Heights Nursing Home, Russellville, AR. Conatser, B. (Vocalist). 2016, December 15. Retired Teachers Meeting: I Wonder as I Wander. Legacy Heights Nursing Home, Russellville, AR.

Peter ​Dykema Professor, ​History ÎÎ Presentation

Dykema, P. (Presenter), “The Late Medieval Church: Priests, Pastors, Patrons, and Penance”, Teaching the Reformation, Samford University. (2016, October 7). Birmingham, AL.

Ernest ​Enchelmayer Associate Professor, E ​ nglish ÎÎ Presentation

Enchelmayer, E. (Presenter), Crossing Over: How the Works of Terry Brooks are Attractive to Youthful Audiences, South Central Modern Language Association (SMLA). (2016, November 04). Dallas, TX. Enchelmayer, E. (Presenter), Benefits of Electronic Portfolio Assessment in ESL Composition Classes, Arkansas Philological Association (APA). (2016, October 14). Heber Springs, AR.

David J. Eshelman

Associate Professor, ​Communication/Theatre ÎÎ Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Eshelman, D. (Playwright). 2016, June . Little War in Little Rock. Arkansas New Play Festival (TheatreSquared), Fayetteville, AR. Eshelman, D. (Playwright). 2016, November . Summer Window. South Central Modern Language Association Playwriting Panel, Dallas, TX.

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Eshelman, D. (Actor). 2016, September . Sonnets, Soliloquies, and Songs. Arkansas Tech Theatre (Depot Stage), Russellville, AR. Eshelman, D. (Director). 2016, February . The Body Project. Arkansas Tech Theatre (Techionery), Russellville, AR. Eshelman, D. (Adaptor/Director). 2016, December . “The Christmas Masquerade” and Other Tales. Arkansas Radio Theatre, AR. Eshelman, D. (Playwright/Director). 2016, Fall. Concealed Carrie Episodes 10-12. Arkansas Radio Theatre, AR. Eshelman, D. (Adaptor/Director). 2016, April . The Brushwood Boy. Arkansas Radio Theatre, AR. Eshelman, D. (Director). 2016, February . Right Here in Black and White, Parts 1 and 2. Arkansas Radio Theatre, , AR. Eshelman, D. (Director). 2016, January . The Millionaire’s Proposal. Arkansas Radio Theatre, AR.

ÎÎ Presentation

Eshelman, D. (Presenter), (2016, November 3). Aristotle in Hell: Realistic Digressions in the NonRealist Work of Young Jean Lee, South Central Modern Language Association. (2016, November ). Dallas, TX.

ÎÎ Publications

Eshelman, D. (Author), (2016). Teaching Audio Playwriting: The Pedagogy of Drama Podcasting. Teaching Artist Journal, Volume 14 Issue 3, pp. 137-44. Eshelman, D. (Author), (2016). Butch Gardens: Tumblr Plays and Online Personae. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, Volume 12 Issue 4, http://liminalities.net/12-4/. Eshelman, D. (Author), (2016). The Cold Reading. The Macmillan English

Joshua ​Fisher

Assistant Professor, A ​ rt ÎÎ Presentation

Fisher, J. (Presenter), From Patroons to Patrons: The Post-Jacksonian Hudson Valley, Southeastern College Art Conference. (2016, October 20). Roanoke, VA. Fisher, J. (Presenter), Landscape as Art and Resource, International Big History Association Conference. (2016, July 15). Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Holly Ruth ​Gale

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

Gale, H. (Actor). 2016, August 4-20. Played the part of Truvy in “Steel Magnolias”. Highlands Playhouse, Highlands, NC. Gale, H. (Conductor). 2016, November 5. Conductor/Clinician for Region 4 Senior High Treble Chorus. Russellville Center for the Arts, Russellville, AR. Gale, H. (Vocalist). 2016, September 30. Soloist with ATU Jazz Ensemble for . Witherspoon Auditorium, Russellville, AR.

ÎÎ Presentation

Gale, H. (Presenter), Vocal health and care for singers of shape-note music., Camp FASOLA Europe. (2016, September 20). Chmielno, Poland. Gale, H. (Presenter), Vocal health for singers of shape-note music., National Shape-Note Gathering. (2016, July 8). Mt. View, AR.

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Rebecca ​Garvin

Assistant Professor, E ​ nglish ÎÎ Presentation

Garvin, R. (Presenter), Multiple ‘ways of telling’ in the LL marking the WWII Japanese American internment camp at Rohwer, Arkansas, USA, Linguistic Landscape 8 University of Liverpool. (2016, April 28). Liverpool, UK. Garvin, R. (Co-Presenter), Functional phrases in content area instruction: A corpus analysis approach, ARKTESOL. (2016, November 1). Springdale, AR.

ÎÎ Publications

Garvin, R. (Chapter Co-Author), (2016). A comparative study of linguistic landscapes in middle schools in Korea and Texas: Contrasting signs of learning and identity construction. In Blackwood, R., Lanza, E., & Woldemariam, H. , Negotiating and contesting identities in linguistic landscapes (pp. 215-231). London: Bloomsbury.

Diane ​Gleason

Associate Professor, ​History ÎÎ Presentation

Gleason, D. (Presenter), Environmental and Economic Effects of Floods in the Dardanelle Bottoms, Arkansas Association of College History Teachers Annual Conference. (2016, October 6). Little Rock, AR. Gleason, D. (Presenter), (2016). Why We Celebrate James Madison. Dardanelle, Ar.: Unpublished oral presentation. Gleason, D. (Presenter), (2016). How Single Working Parents Can Achieve Educational Success. Clarksville, AR.: Unpublished oral presentation at the Single Parent Bi-Annual Scholarship Awards Program.

Patrick ​Hagge

Assistant Professor, G ​ eography ÎÎ Presentation

Hagge, P. (Presenter), Cotton in the City: the Geography of Cotton Exchanges in Memphis and New Orleans, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. (2016, March 31). San Francisco, CA.

Micah ​Hicks

Assistant Professor, E ​ nglish (Creative Writing) ÎÎ Professional Awards

Hicks, M. (Recipient), “2016 Arts & Letters Fiction Prize”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, January ). Ghost Jeep. Sycamore Review, pp. 12-19. Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, March ). Wolf Coat Mine. EPOCH, pp. 38-47. Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, April 23). Our City on the Roach’s Back. Miracle Monocle, bit.ly/2omxkRX. Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, June 21). The Parking Lot Punk Rock Cremation of John Purdie. Redivider, pp. 11-22. Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, July 17). Saint Josiah the Loveless. Chicago Tribune Printers Row Magazine, trib.in/2p9IH4q. Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, August 5). The Carpenter and the Beast of Teeth. Territory, bit.ly/2ptoIe9.

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Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, October 22). The Bone Oven. Yemassee Journal, pp. 57-74. Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, November 16). The Deer. Arts & Letters, pp. 7-21. Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, December 20). Our Sun. Mid-American Review, pp. 28-29. Hicks, M. (Author), (2016, July 10). The Piano I Could Afford. The New York Times, pp. MM26.

Emily H ​ offman

Associate Professor, E ​ nglish ÎÎ Presentation

Hoffman, E. (Presenter), “How Much This Never Happened”: Why Does Don Like La Notte?, Mad Men: The Conference. (2016, May 27). Murfreesboro, TN.

Jay ​Hudkins

Associate Professor, ​Communication ÎÎ Presentation

Hudkins, J. (Presenter), Great Speeches of the 1960s: Malcolm X and Lyndon Johnson, 2016 K12 Institute. (2016, June 29). Russellville, AR. Hudkins, J. (Presenter), Preparing for a Residency Position Interview, Seminar for M4 Students, the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. (2016, August 16). Little Rock, AR. Hudkins, J. (Presenter), The Framers, the Ratifiers, and the States: The Struggle for a National Supreme Court, National Communication Association. (2016, November 11). Philadelphia, PA.

Sean ​Huss

Associate Professor, ​Sociology ÎÎ Funded Grants

Huss, S. (2016) (Co- Primary Investigator), Green and Gold Cupboard, Tyson Foods, Inc.. $67,760.00.

ÎÎ Presentation

Huss, S. (Co-Presenter), Out of the Classroom, Into the Community: Attacking Childhood Hunger, Food Insecurity, and Poverty through Service Learning, , Society for the Study of Social Problems 66th Annual Meeting. (2016, August 21). Seattle, WA.

Alexis ​Johnson

Assistant Professor, ​Communication ÎÎ Presentation

Johnson, A. (Presenter), Silent Voices in the Darkness, National Communication Association . (2016, November 10-13). Philadelphia , PA. Johnson, A. (Co-Presenter), Cancer as Communal: Understanding communication and relationships from the perspectives of patients, survivors, family caregivers, and health care providers, National Communication Association . (2016, November 10-13). Philadelphia , PA.

Patricia Joselin Instructor, Spanish

ÎÎ Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Joselin, P. (Artist). (2016, November 12) Mexican Consulate and Latino Art Exhibition . Day of the Dead, Little Rock, AR.

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Joshua ​Lockyer

Associate Professor, A ​ nthropology ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Lockyer, J. (Member, Second Term, Board of Directors), “Communal Studies Association”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Lockyer, J. (Chapter Co-Author), (2016). Environmental Anthropology Engaging Permaculture: Moving Theory and Practice Toward Sustainability. In Helen Kopnina, Environmental Anthropology: Critical Concepts in Anthropology. New York: Routledge, previously published as Environmental Anthropology Engaging Permaculture: Moving Theory and Practice Toward Sustainability,” in Culture & Agriculture (2008).

Aaron ​McArthur

Assistant Professor, ​History ÎÎ Funded Grants

McArthur, A. (2016) (Primary Investigator), iPads and Kiosks for ATU Museum, Arkansas Community Foundation. $3,350.00.

Jessica Mongeon Assistant Professor, Art

ÎÎ Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Mongeon, J. (Artist). (2016, June 21 through July 16) The Retrieval of the Beautiful Juried Art Exhibition . The Painting Center, New York, NY. Mongeon, J. (Artist). (2016, December ) Chromatic Synergy: Solo Art Exhibition. Windgate Gallery - Center for Humanities and Art, North Little Rock, AR.

James ​Moses Professor, ​History ÎÎ Presentation

Moses, J. (Presenter), Just and Righteous Causes: Rabbi Ira Sanders and Civil Rights in Arkansas, 1948-1958, Arkansas Historical Association. (2016, April 23). Little Rock, AR.

Justin ​Moss

Assistant Professor, ​Psychology ÎÎ Presentation

Moss, J. (Presenter), Biased sex ratios influence fundamental aspects of human mating, Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. (2016, November 5). Asheville, NC.

ÎÎ Publications

Moss, J. (Author), (2016). Biased sex ratios influence fundamental aspects of human mating. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 72-80.

David ​Osburn

Associate Professor, P ​ sychology ÎÎ Presentation

Osburn, D. (Co-Presenter), Do Class Attendance Percentages Really Reflect Final Grades?, Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students. (2016, December). Conway, AR. Osburn, D. (Co-Presenter), The Correlation of Class Attendance with Final Grade in Course; Do Students Really Need to Attend Class?, Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students. (2016, April). Osburn, D. (Co-Presenter), Does Class Attendance Really Affect the Student’s Final Grade?, Southwest Psychological Association Annual Meeting. (2016, April). Dallas, TX.

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Osburn, D. (Co-Presenter), Paranormal Beliefs and Level of Education, Southwest Psychological Association Annual Meeting. (2016, April). Dallas, TX.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Osburn, D. (Program Reviewer), Southwest Psychological Association Annual Meeting, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Osburn, D. (Reviewer), (2016). Evaluation of Education and Other Influential Factors on the Perceptions of Influenza Vaccinations: Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.

Philip Parker Professor, Music

ÎÎ Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Parker, P. (Writer). 2016, February 2nd. A State of Mind for clarinet, cello and piano. Witherspoon Aud., Russellville, AR. Parker, P. (Writer). 2016, December 1st. Beautiful Souls for Symphonic Band. Ft. Smith Southside High School, Ft. Smith , AR. Parker, P. (Writer). 2016, July 29th. Games for flute and clarinet. Barcelona, Spain, AR. Parker, P. (Writer). 2016, July 30th. Grooves for clarinet and piano. Barcelona, Spain, AR.

Jeff ​Pearson

Assistant Professor, H ​ istory ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Pearson, J. (President), “Arkansas Association of College History Teachers”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Pearson, J. (Author), (2016). Land Pirates on the Santa Fe Trail. New Mexico Historical Review, 409-435. Pearson, J. (Reviewer), (2016, October ). Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazell and the U.S. Army. New Mexico Historical Review, pp. 492-493.

Susan ​Poznar Professor, ​English ÎÎ Presentation

Poznar, S. (Presenter), Mystification by Landscape: Margaret Atwood and the Group of Seven, ‘The Child of the Century’: Reading and Writing Short Fiction Across Media. (2016, May 14). Ormskirk, England, Edge Hill Univ.

Nelson ​Ramirez

Associate Professor, S ​ panish ÎÎ Publications

Ramirez, N. (Author), (2016). 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference, November 3 - 5. 2016, Dallas, Texas. El dandi antiindigenista de la urbe neoliberal globalizada en Escena de caza y El viaje interior de Iván Thays (The Antiindigenist Dandi in the Globalized Neoliberal City in Iván Thays’ Hunting Scene and the Interior Journey . : .

ÎÎ Presentation

Ramirez, N. (Presenter), El dandi antiindigenista de la urbe neoliberal globalizada en Escena de caza y El viaje interior de Ivan Thays (The Antiindigenist Dandi in the Globalized Neoliberal City in Ivan Thays’ Hunting Scene and the Interior Journey) , 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference. (2016, November 4). Dallas, TX.

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ÎÎ Publications

Ramirez, R. (Chapter Author), (2016). As an Afterword: Alain’s Lineages. In Alain Zegarra Sun, Ventana sin Marco (Frameless Window) (pp. 33-40). Lima: Mammalia Comunicacion y Cultura.

Sean ​Reed

Assistant Professor, M ​ usic ÎÎ Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Reed, S. (Instrumentalist). 2016, April 9. Solo Performance: Sequenza V for unaccompanied trombone by Luciano Berio. Texas Christian University Trombone Summit Faculty Recital, Ft. Worth, TX. Reed, S. (Instrumentalist). 2016, February 2. Blue Bells of Scotland for Trombone and Band by Arthure Pryor. Southside High School Wind Symphony Concert, Ft. Smith , AR.

ÎÎ Publications

Reed, S. (Reviewer), (2016, January 16). 10 Newfoundland Folksongs arranged by Kenneth Knowles. International Trombone Association Journal Vol 44 No. 1, pp. 51-52. Reed, S. (Reviewer), (2016, July ). Stereograms: Rhythmic Etudes for Bass Clef Instruments by David William Brubeck. International Trombone Association Journal Vol 44 No. 3, pp. 37-38.

Michael ​Rogers

Associate Professor, ​Political Science ÎÎ Publications

Rogers, M. (Author), (2016). American Political Science Association Annual Conference. The History of Civic Education in Political Science. Philadelphia: APSA. Rogers, M. (Author), (2016). Public Administration Theory Annual Conference. The Twenty-first Century Administrative State and the Subversion of Democracy. San Antonio: PAT-Net. Rogers, M. (Chapter Editor), (2016). Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Authors Meet Critics: Civic Education in the 21st Century. Chicago: MPSA. Rogers, M. (Reviewer), (2016, February 05). The Identity Dilemma: Social Movements and Collective Identity . New Political Science, pp. 137-139. bit.ly/2oFJYit.

Mary ​Sharpe

Assistant Professor, E ​ nglish/Creative Writing ÎÎ Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Sharpe, M. (Writer). 2016, November 13. Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review 45th Issue Launch. Malvern Books, Austin, TX.

ÎÎ Publications

Sharpe, M. (Author), (2016, September ). “Coming Home” (poem). Concho River Review. Sharpe, M. (Author), (2016, November ). “On the News” (poem). Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review.

Timothy ​Smith Professor, ​Music

ÎÎ Artistic Compositions, Performances, and Exhibitions - Performance

Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). 2016, December 3-4. Featured Performer (Pianist/Singer/Dancer) for ‘Tis the Season! ...a night of holiday music and dance. The Center for the Arts, Russellville, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). 2016, October 13. Faculty Clarinet Recital; collaboration with Nicolas del Grazia. Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR.

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Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). 2016, April 12. Chamber Music Performance of Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101; Arkansas Symphony Orchestra River Rhapsodies Chamber Series. Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). 2016, February 22. Faculty/Guest Chamber Music Recital; collaboration with Nicolas del Grazia and Kristin Smith; included the premier performance of Philip Parker’s State of Mind. Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR. Smith, T. (Actor). 2016, February 14. Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins; a play by Stephen Temperley. All Saints’ Episcopal Church Dinner Theatre, Russellville, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). 2016, January 14, 19, 26. Guest Trumpet Recitals in collaboration with TJ Perry, Benjamin Fairfield, and Peyden Shelton. Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR. Smith, T. (Instrumentalist). 2016, January 21. Faculty Flute Recital; in collaboration with Karen Futterer. Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Smith, T. (Acceptance to produce A Taste of Buffalo, a musical by David Eshelman and Tim Smith), “Premier Premieres Festival, Chicago, IL”, 2016.

Sarah ​Stein

Assistant Professor, E ​ nglish ÎÎ Presentation

Stein, S. (Presenter), Forging the Hebraic Sublime in Late Seventeenth Century England, Modern Language Association. (2016, January ). Austin, TX.

James ​Stobaugh

Assistant Professor, S ​ ociology ÎÎ Funded Grants

Stobaugh, J. (2016) (Co- Primary Investigator), Green and Gold Cupboard, Tyson. $67760.00.

ÎÎ Presentation

Stobaugh, J. (Co-Presenter), Out of the Classroom, Into the Community: Attacking Childhood Hunger, Food Insecurity, and Poverty through Service Learning, Society for the Study of Social Problems 66th Annual Meeting. (2016, August 21). Seattle, WA.

Arwen ​Taylor

Assistant Professor, E ​ nglish ÎÎ Presentation

Taylor, A. (Presenter), Bestiary People, Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association . (2016, November 12th). St Louis, MO. Taylor, A. (Presenter), Dating and Chronology in the Lexicology of Mormon English, 8th International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology . (2016, July 15th). Bloomington, IN.

Jordan ​Thibodeaux Professor, ​Psychology ÎÎ Publications

Thibodeaux, J. (Author), (2016). First-year college students’ time use: Relations with self-regulation and motivation. Journal of Advanced Academics, 28 (1) 5-27. Thibodeaux, J. (Author), (2016). 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Young tennis athletes’ self-talk and sport motivation. Austin, TX: Society for Research in Child Development.

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Megan ​Toland

Assistant Professor, C ​ ommunication/Journalism ÎÎ Funded Grants

Toland, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Students Design for Change, Walmart. $2500.00.

Jason ​Ulsperger

Associate Professor, ​Sociology ÎÎ Presentation

Ulsperger, J. (Co-Presenter), Juvenile Gardens and Rehabilitation: Considering Community Work as a Ritualized Symbolic Event, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Assocation. (2016, October 13). North Charleston, SC. Ulsperger, J. (Co-Presenter), Developing a Sociology of Familicide: Considering Strain-Related Events as a Contributing Factor, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Assocation. (2016, October 14). North Charleston, SC. Ulsperger, J. (Presenter), Senior Companion Program Volunteers: Exploring Experiences, Tranformative Rituals, and Recruitment/Retention Issues, Qualitative Report 7th Annual Conference. (2016, January 16). Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

ÎÎ Publications

Ulsperger, J. (Co-Author), (2016). The Emergence of Contemporary Bestiality Law: Applying the Integrative Conflict Model to the Enumclaw Case. The Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology , 273-301.

Robert ​Vork Professor, ​English ÎÎ Presentation

Vork, R. (Presenter), Community Versus Totality: Public Theatre and the Formation of Social Space, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. (2016, March 19). Boston, MA.

Dana ​Ward

Professor, ​Spanish ÎÎ Presentation

Ward, D. (Presenter), A Portrait of Persecution of Diego Velázquez in Antonio Buero Vallejo’s Las Meninas, South Central Modern Language Association. (2016, November 4). Dallas, TX. Ward, D. (Presenter), How to Analyze Short Stories, River Valley Writers. (2016, July 19). Russellville, AR.

ÎÎ Publications

Ward, D. (Reviewer), (2016). Land without Evil. Buffalo, NY: Anthropology Review Database, http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/. Ward, D. (Reviewer), (2016). Triana, Pure and Pure. Buffalo, NY: Anthropology Review Database, http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/. Ward, D. (Reviewer), (2016). Bajari: Gypsy Barcelona. Buffalo, NY: Anthropology Review Database, http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/.

Jason ​Warnick

Associate Professor, ​Psychology ÎÎ Presentation

Warnick, J. (Co-Presenter), The Brain, Behavior, and the Classroom., 2016 SEAS Arkansas Educational Conference. (2016, July 28). Hot Springs, AR.

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ÎÎ Professional Awards

Warnick, J. (Recipient), “Arkansas Tech Faculty Award of Excellence in Teaching”, 2016.

Donna ​White Professor, ​English ÎÎ Presentation

White, D. (Presenter), Using Graphic Novels with All Types of Students, Hawaii International Conference on Education. (2016, January 4). Honolulu, HI. White, D. (Presenter), Posthumanism in The House of the Scorpion and The Lord of Opium, International Children’s Literature Association Conference. (2016, June 10). Columbus, OH.

ÎÎ Publications

White, D. (Author), (2016). Is There a Doctor in the House? Rudyard Kipling’s Private Message to Arthur Conan Doyle in ‘The House Surgeon’. Journal of the Short Story in English, 219-236.

Rebecca ​Wiewel

Assistant Professor, A ​ nthropology ÎÎ Presentation

Wiewel, R. (Presenter), Evidence of Caddo Presence in the Central Arkansas River Valley, Southeastern Archaeological Conference. (2016, October 29). Athens, GA.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Wiewel, R. (President), “Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association”, 2016. Wiewel, R. (Advisory Board Member), “Arkansas Archeological Survey, WRI Research Station”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Wiewel, R. (Co-Author), (2016). Remote Sensing Investigations of Fort Randall Post Cemetery in Gregory County, South Dakota. Fayetteville: Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas.

Penny ​Willmering

Professor, ​Rehabilitation Science ÎÎ Presentation

Willmering, P. (Co-Presenter), Appropriate use of therapeutic humor in therapeutic recreation settings: History, interventions, and benefits., Therapeutic Recreation Symposium for the Southwest. (2016, November 11). Dallas , TX. Willmering, P. (Co-Presenter), Humor and you! The ethical use of humor in rehabilitation settings, ArkansasRehabilitation Association. (2016, May 20). Hot Springs, AR. Willmering, P. (Co-Presenter), CRIP Humor: appropriate and inappropriate uses of humor, Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor . (2016, April 16). Mesa, AR. Willmering, P. (Commissioner), “Council on Rehabilitation Education”, 2016.

ÎÎ Professional Awards

Willmering, P. (Recipient), “William B. Frye Scholarship”, Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor , 2016.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Willmering, P. (Region VI Representative ), “National Council on Rehabilitation Education”, 2016. Willmering, P. (Board Member), “Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling”, 2016. Willmering, P. (Board Member at Large), “Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Coalition”, 2016.

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ÎÎ Publications

Willmering, P. (Co-Author), (2016). Final Rules Changes for Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling. Little Rock : AR Legislature.

Deborah ​Wilson Professor, ​English ÎÎ Presentation

Wilson, D. (Presenter), Sorting Sexualities in Ellen Douglas’s A Lifetime Burning, South Central Modern Language Association Conference. (2016, November ). Dallas, TX. Wilson, D. (Presenter), Leroy and Norma Jean Meet Rock, Doris, and Dr. Strangelove in Bobbie Ann Mason’s ‘Shiloh’, American Literature Association Symposium on the American Short Story. (2016, October ). Savannah, GA. Wilson, D. (Presenter), Mobility and Masculinity in Faulkner’s Sanctuary, American Literature Association Annual Conference. (2016, May ). San Francisco, CA.

Sam ​Worley Professor, ​English ÎÎ Publications

Worley, S. (Chapter Author), (2016). Solomon Northup and the Sly Philosophy of the Slave Pen. In Sam McGuire Worley, Twelve Years as Slave : Norton Critical Edition. New York: Norton.

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Business Pamela ​Carr

Professor, ​Accounting ÎÎ Publications

Carr, P. (Co-Author), (2016). Recruiting: It Could Happen to You. New Accountant, 10-12.

Tracy ​Cole

Associate Professor, L ​ egal Studies ÎÎ Funded Grants

Cole, T. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference Continuing Legal Education, Arkansas Tech University Professional Development Grant. $2396.64.

ÎÎ Professional Awards

Cole, T. (Recipient), “College of Business Thomas P. Tyler Excellence in Teaching Award”, College of Business Awards Program, 2016.

ÎÎ Presentation

Cole, T. (Co-Presenter), Trust is Good, Verification is Better: A Teaching Case on Embezzlement, Ethics, and the Fraud Triangle, Academy of Legal Studies in Business 2017 Annual Conference. (2016, August 9). San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cole, T. (Presenter), Raising Ethical Awareness, Arkansas Society of Enrolled Agents 2017 Annual Conference. (2016, October 21). Russellville, AR.

Efosa ​Idemudia

Associate Professor, ​Business Data Analytics ÎÎ Funded Grants

Idemudia, E. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Factors that influence students’ programming skills: a case study from a Nigerian university, Arkansas Tech University Summer Research Grant. $3000.

ÎÎ Professional Awards

Idemudia, E. (Recipient), “Professional Development Grants, Arkansas Tech University 2016, ‘An Empirical Taxonomy of Smartphone Users’”, 2016. Idemudia, E. (Recipient), “To supervise undergraduate research titled ‘Techniques For Database Migration: A Case Study From Russellville Police Department’”, 2016.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Idemudia, E. (Recipient), “Professional Development Grants, Arkansas Tech University 2016, An Empirical Taxonomy of Smartphone Users, , 2016. ($2800). Idemudia, E. (Recipient), “To supervise undergraduate research titled Techniques For Database Migration: A Case Study From Russellville Police Department, Arkansas Tech University , 2016. ($1000).

ÎÎ Publications

Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2016). The contributing factors of continuance usage of social media: An empirical analysis. Information Systems Frontiers , 1-14. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2016). Factors That Influence Students’ Programming Skills: A Case Study from a Nigerian University. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2016). Managing Knowledge in Organizations:Tools & Techniques for Competitive Advantage. Journal of Business Management and Economics, 2347-5471.

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Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2016). An Empirical Investigation of Factors that Improve Employees’ Satisfaction in a Municipality Allowing the Use of BYOD. Proceedings of the Southern Association for Information Systems Conference. St. Augustine, FL, USA. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2016). Factors that Influence Website Performance: An Empirical Analysis. 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems 2016, TREO Talk. San Diego, California, USA. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2016). Factors That Influence Students’ Programming Skills: A Case Study from a Nigerian University. 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems 2016, TREO Talk. San Diego, California, USA. Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2016). An Empirical Investigation of Factors that Influence Enrollment of Accepted Applicants. ATU Seventeenth Annual Student Research Symposium For Undergraduate Research. Russellville, Arkansas, USA: . Idemudia, E. (Co-Author), (2016). An Empirical Investigation of Factors that Influence Enrollment of Accepted Applicants. ATU Seventeenth Annual Student Research Symposium For Undergraduate Research. Russellville, Arkansas, USA.

Stephen ​Jones

Associate Professor, ​Management ÎÎ Publications

Jones, S. (Co-Author), (2016). Building Consumer Relationships in the Quick Service Restaurant Industry. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 368-381.

Masanori ​Kuroki

Assistant Professor, E ​ conomics ÎÎ Publications

Kuroki, M. (Author), (2016). An analysis of perceptions of job insecurity among white and black workers in the United States: 1977-2012. The Review of Black Political Economy, bit.ly/2ppBRHT. Kuroki, M. (Author), (2016). Life satisfaction, overweight and obesity. International Journal of Wellbeing, bit.ly/2ptbUEm. Kuroki, M. (Author), (2016). Does Drinking in Moderation Lead to Higher Life Satisfaction?. Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Kevin ​Mason

Professor, ​Marketing ÎÎ Publications

Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2016). Marketing Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry. Journal of International Economics and Business, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 81-86. Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2016). The Impacts of Twitter Transgressions on an Athlete’s Brand. Journal of Business Administration Online, http://www.atu.edu/jbao/. Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2016). Collegiate Sports: Are You a Fan? . Journal of International Management Studies, vol.16, no. 1, pp. 19-34. Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2016). Building Consumer Relationships in the Quick Service Restaurant Industry. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 368-381. Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2016). Academy of Business Research Conference Proceedings. Causes and Consequences of the Great Recession. San Antonio: Academy of Business Research. Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2016). Academy of Business Research Conference Proceedings. Increasing the Fan Base in Division II Basketball. San Antonio: Academy of Business Research.

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Mason, K. (Co-Author), (2016). Academy of Business Research Conference Proceedings. Environmental Warfare and the Oil and Gas Industry: Is a 5.6 Earthquake the Sound of the Coffin Closing on Fracking. San Antonio: Academy of Business Research.

Huang ​Peng

Associate Professor, F ​ inance and Economics ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Huang, P. (CFA Charterholder), “CFA Institution”, 2016.

Mark ​Reavis

Assistant Professor, E ​ conomics ÎÎ Publications

Reavis, M. (Author), (2016). The Behavioral Characteristics of Velocity May Soon Lead To A Rise In Inflation. Journal of International Finance and Economics, 16 (1), p. 79-86, doi.org/10.18374/ JIFE-16-1.7.

ÎÎ Presentation

Reavis, M. (Presenter), The Behavioral Characteristics of Velocity May Soon Lead To A Rise In Inflation, International Academy of Business and Economics. (2016, May 1). Washington, DC. Reavis, M. (Presenter), Credit Union Growth After Passage of the Credit Union Membership Access Act, Academy of Business Research. (2016, November 3). San Antonio, TX.

Zhi ​Tao

Assistant Professor, ​Management and Marketing ÎÎ Funded Grants

Tao, Z. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Lead Time Reduction Effect on Healthcare Products, Professional Development grant. 1695.

ÎÎ Publications

Tao, Z. (Co-Author), (2016). A Case Study: The Economy Index AS a Metric of Success of Eighteen Arkansas Cities. Journal of American Academy of Business, 49-56. Tao, Z. (Co-Author), (2016). Two Stage of Supply Chain with Carbon Emission. American Journal of Management, Forthcoming. Tao, Z. (Co-Author), (2016). Decision Science Institute. Lead Time Reduction Effect on Healthcare Products. Tao, Z. (Co-Author), (2016). Decision Science Institute. Lead Time Reduction Effect on Healthcare Products. Tao, Z. (Co-Author), (2016). Southwest Decision Science Institute. A Case Study: Sustainability from Triple Bottom Line.

Jack ​Tucci

Professor, ​Management ÎÎ Publications

Tucci, J. (Author), (2016). Environmental Warfare and the Oil and Gas Industry: Is a 5.6 Earthquake the Sound of the Coffin Closing on Fracking?. Academy of Business Research Proceedings Fall 2016 . San Antonio, Texas: Academy of Business Research . Tucci, J. (Co-Author), (2016). Increasing the Fan Base in Division II Basketball . Academy of Business Research Proceedings Fall 2016 . San Antonio, Texas: Academy of Business Research .

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Education David ​Bell

Professor, ​Education ÎÎ Presentation

Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), I’m not a zombie: I’m teachable, Arkansas Early Childhood Association. (2016, October 13-15). Little Rock, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), Awesome APPS for Teachers to Inspire the Future, Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (2016, September ). 22-23, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), Here I come to save the day! Super hero teacher is on their way (keynote), Northcentral Arkansas Fall Child Care Conference. (2016, September 24). Batesville, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), Children are not kryptonite: Meeting challenges in the classroom, Northcentral Arkansas Fall Child Care Conference. (2016, December 24). Batesville, AR. Bell, D. (Co-Presenter), Meeting the challenge of sensory processing integration disorder, Northcentral Arkansas Fall Child Care Conference. (2016, October 24). Batesville, AR.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Bell, D. (President), “Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education”, 2016.

Tiffany ​Bone

Assistant Professor, E ​ ducational Leadership ÎÎ Presentation

Bone, T. (Presenter), Working with the Community, Flex Mod Summit. (2016, June June 30th). Fayetteville, AR. Bone, T. (Presenter), 2 Day Flex Mod Implementation Training, Flex Mod Summit. (2016, August August 9-10). Wilson, AR. Bone, T. (Presenter), Essential Standards: Readiness, Leverage & Endurance, Clinton Elementary School-Wide PD. (2016, October October 26th ). Clinton, AR. Bone, T. (Presenter), Working with the Community, Flex Mod Summit. (2016, June June 30th). Fayetteville, AR. Bone, T. (Presenter), 2 Day Flex Mod Implementation Training, Flex Mod Summit. (2016, August August 9-10). Wilson, AR. Bone, T. (Presenter), Essential Standards: Readiness, Leverage & Endurance, Clinton Elementary School-Wide PD. (2016, October October 26th ). Clinton, AR.

Rebecca ​Callaway

Associate Professor, C ​ urriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Callaway, R. (Presenter), Empowering Pre-service Teachers to Integrate Technology: The Effect of Project-Based Instruction on Students’ Self-regulation and Self-Efficacy Perception in Faceto-Face, Hybrid and Online Learning Environment, E-learn: World conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education (E-Learn) 2016:1. (2016, November 14). Washington, DC.

ÎÎ Publications

Callaway, R. (Co-Author), (2016). Empowering Pre-service Teachers to Integrate Technology: The Effect of Project-Based Instruction on Students’ Self-regulation and Self-Efficacy Perception in Face-to-Face, Hybrid and Online Learning Environment. E-Learn: World Conference on E-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education 2016 (Nov 14, 2016) pp.688=698. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

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Tim Carter

Professor, ​Curriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Carter, T. (Co-Presenter), Generations together: Creating new learning environments., AASCD Conference . (2016, June 13). Hot Springs, AR. Carter, T. (Co-Presenter), Effective team-teaching in the undergraduate classroom, ArACTE Spring Conference. (2016, April 15). Russellville, AR. Carter, T. (Co-Presenter), Creating a student-centered community of learning, Arkansas Tech University Teaching Innovation Conference . (2016, May 5). Russellville, AR. Carter, T. (Co-Presenter), Just in time learning: Transitioning to an Internship Hybrid Block Course, ArATE Fall Conference. (2016, September 23). Russellville, AR.

ÎÎ Publications

Carter, T. (Co-Author), (2016). Technology Expectations for Future Teachers. ArATE Electronic Journal 7(1), bit.ly/2oDl4hD.

Rene ​Couture

Assistant Professor, C ​ ollege Student Personnel ÎÎ Presentation

Couture, R. (Presenter), Rediscovering purpose by returning to our profession’s past, NASPA Region IV-West/East. (2016, November 16). St. Louis, MO. Couture, R. (Presenter), First-generation with a twist, Memphis in May Student Affairs Conference. (2016, May 20). Memphis, TN.

ÎÎ Publications

Couture, R. (Author), (2016). Impactful advising: Investing in students’ lives. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 100-106.

Pam ​Dixon

Assistant Professor, S ​ chool Counseling and Leadership ÎÎ Presentation

Dixon, P. (Presenter), Teaching mindfulness through movement, AR Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (2016, April 15). Russellville, AR. Dixon, P. (Presenter), Brief counseling: Solution-focused approach for all, Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Summer Conference. (2016, June 13). Hot Springs, AR. Dixon, P. (Presenter), Positive or negative: Your gain, Arkansas School Counseling Association Summer Conference. (2016, July 18). Hot Springs, AR. Dixon, P. (Co-Presenter), Authentic PLCs for school counselors: Learning, teaching, and leading together, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference. (2016, April 2). Atlanta, GA.

Fatima ​Ferguson

Assistant Professor, C ​ urriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Ferguson, F. (Presenter), The Effects of School climate on Adequate Yearly Progress, ArACTE. (2016, April 15). Russellville, AR. Ferguson, F. (Presenter), Strategies to Increasing Students’ Knowledge of Diversity, ACC. (2016, November 2). Little Rock, AR.

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Christopher ​Giroir

Associate Professor, ​College Student Personnel ÎÎ Presentation

Giroir, C. (Co-Presenter), Sunglasses, contacts, bifocals, and readers: Looking at Parents through different lenses, NASPA IV Regional Conference . (2016, November ). St. Louis, MO. Giroir, C. (Co-Presenter), Connecting to the co-curricular expereince: Fostering academic partnerships, SACSA Regional Conference . (2016, November ). Jacksonville, FL. Giroir, C. (Co-Presenter), Are you a Rhino or a Cow? Goal Setting and tips for achieving your goals as a new professional in student affairs, Partners for Student Success. (2016, October ). Hot Springs, AR.

ÎÎ Publications

Giroir, C. (Co-Author), (2016). Keeping Student Affairs Relevant in a Virtual World. ACPA Developments, bit.ly/2oS9EJ3

Mary ​Gunter

Professor, ​Educational Leadership ÎÎ Presentation

Gunter, M. (Co-Presenter). Implementing a “Do No Harm” First Teaching Experience Through a Virtual Classroom of Avatars: One University’s Experience from Idea to Reality, Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators, September 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Gunter, M. (Co-Author). (2016). Technology expectations for teachers. ArATE EJ, 7(2). Retrieved from bit.ly/2nUA4dO

Linda ​Hensen-Jackson

Instructor, ​College Student Personnel ÎÎ Presentation

Hensen-Jackson, L. (Presenter), Developing Persistence in First Generation and First Year Students: Steps to Take and Assessments to Make, NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference. (2016, June 18). Portland, OR.

Latasha ​Holt-Bocksnick

Assistant Professor, C ​ urriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Holt-Bocksnick, L. (Co-Presenter), Creative thinkers: three perspectives on accountability, change, and challenge in p-12 education, Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education . (2016, April 15). Russellville, AR. Holt-Bocksnick, L. (Co-Presenter), What’s next in teacher preparation? Preparing students for the future, Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators . (2016, September 23). Russellville, AR.

Mohamed ​Ibrahim

Assistant Professor, C ​ urriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Publications

Ibrahim, M. (Author), (2016). Design Video for Instruction. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Ibrahim, M. (Co-Author), (2016). World Conference on E-Learning. The Reciprocal Rights and Metacognitive Responsibility of Effective Digital Citizenships in Online Learning Environments. Washington, D.C.: The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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Ibrahim, M. (Author), (2016). World Conference on E-Learning. Empowering Pre-service Teachers to Integrate Technology: The Effect of Project-Based Instruction on Students’ Self-regulation and Self-Efficacy Perception in Face-to-Face, Hybrid and Online Learning Environment. Washington, D.C.: The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Ibrahim, M. (Co-Author), (2016). The 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence. 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, NV: IEEE Computer Society . Ibrahim, M. (Author), (2016). the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (Ed-Media 2016). Assessing Preservice Teachers’ Metacognitive Skills in a Flipped Classroom Environment. Vancouver, BC: The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Ibrahim, M. (Co-Author), (2016). the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (EdMedia 2016). Maximizing Millennial’s Mindsets through Multimodal Multimedia Design. Vancouver, BC: The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Ibrahim, M. (Author), (2016). the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Transforming Pre-Service Teachers’Metacognitive Planning and Self-efficacy in a Flipped Classroom Environment. Savannah, GA: The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Ibrahim, M. (Co-Author), (2016). the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Leveraging Millennials’ Potential Through Multimedia, Meaningful Engagement and Metacognitive. Savannah, GA: The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Ibrahim, M. (Co-Author), (2016). The 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Investigating the Implications of Flipped Teaching Method on Preservice Teachers’Academic Achievement and Self-efficacy. Honolulu, HI: The Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Ibrahim, M. (Co-Author), (2016). The 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Exploring the Potential of Employing Metacognitive Strategies and Multi-Media Tools in Flipped, Blended Classrooms. Honolulu, HI: The Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Ibrahim, M. (Chapter Author), (2016). Transforming the learning space to improve students’ metacognitive skills. In Blythe, H., Sweet, C., & Carpenter, R. G., It works for me Metacognitively (pp. 95-98). Stillwater: New Forums Press.

Sheila ​Jackson

Professor, ​Health and Physical Education ÎÎ Funded Grants

Jackson, S. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Present at Arkansas Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Convention, University Faculty Development Fund of College of Education . $260.00. Jackson, S. (2016) (Participant), Professor and 16 students to attend Arkansas Association for Teacher Education Conference, University Faculty Development Fund of College of Education. $240.00. Jackson, S. (2016) (Participant), Professor and 16 students to attend , Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference. $370.00.

ÎÎ Professional Awards

Jackson, S. (Recipient), “Arkansas Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Lifetime Achievement Award”, Arkansas Association for Health and Physical Education Convention, 2016.

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ÎÎ Presentation

Jackson, S. (Presenter), Measurement and evaluation data helping to meet Standard Two of SHAPE America, Arkansas Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance. (2016, November 3). Little Rock, AR. Jackson, S. (Presenter), Teaching Functional Adaptations Through Role-Playing, Arkansas Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance. (2016, November 3). Little Rock, AR. Jackson, S. (Presenter), Goal Ball, Arkansas Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance. (2016, November 4). Little Rock, AR.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Jackson, S. (Program Reviewer for National Accreditation), “Society for Health and Physical Education “, 2016.

Peter ​Kelly

Instructor, ​Health and Physical Education ÎÎ Presentation

Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), Tchoukeball II, Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. (2016, November 3rd ). Little Rock, AR. Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), Exercising Your Mind: Destination Imagination in the PE Class, Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. (2016, November 4th). Little Rock, AR. Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), Everyone Can If You Have The Right Tools, Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. (2016, November 4th). Little Rock, AR. Kelly, P. (Co-Presenter), Destination Imagination: Creativity, Social Skills, Planning, Academic Skills...and P.E.?, Arkansas ATE Fall Conference. (2016, September 23). Russellville, AR. Kelly, P. (2016) (Co- Primary Investigator), NASP National Archery in the Schools Program, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. $ 3,265.00.

Timothy ​Leggett

Associate Professor, C ​ urriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), The Teacher As A Superhero/Keynote Address, 19th Annual Fall Child Care Conference-What’s Your Super Power?. (2016, September 24). Batesville, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), Meeting the Challenge of Sensory Processing Integration Disorder, 19th Annual Fall Child Care Conference-What’s Your Super Power?. (2016, September 24). Batesville, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), Don’t Worry About Kryptonite-Children Are Not Kryptonite: Meeting Challenges in the Classroom, 19th Annual Fall Child Care Conference-What’s Your Super Power?. (2016, September 24). Batesville, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), I’m not a ZOMBIE: I’m TEACHABLE!, Arkansas Early Childhood Association. (2016, October 14). Little Rock, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), Bullying of Children with Exceptional Needs, Growing Professionally Conference. (2016, March 11). Conway, AR. Leggett, T. (Co-Presenter), Approaches for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Exceptional Needs, Growing Professionally Conference. (2016, February 11). Conway, AR.

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Debra ​Murphy

Assistant Professor, C ​ urriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Murphy, Debra. (Co-Presenter), What’s next in teacher preparation? Preparing students for the future, Annual conference of the Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators. (2016, September ). Russellville, AR.

Jackie ​Paxton

Professor, ​Curriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Keynote Speaker: The Teacher As A Superhero., 19th Annual Fall Child Care Conference. (2016, September 24). Batesville, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Meeting the Challenge of Sensory Processing Integration Disorder., 19th Annual Fall Child Care Conference. (2016, September 24). Batesville, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Don’t Worry About Kryptonite- Children are Not Kryptonite: Meeting Challenges in the Classroom, 19th Annual Fall Child Care Conference. (2016, September 24). Batesville, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), I’m Not a Zombie: I’m Teachable!, Arkansas Early Childhood Association Conference.. (2016, October 14). Little Rock, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Bullying of Children with Exceptional Needs, Growing Professionally Conference. (2016, March 11). Conway, AR. Paxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Approaches for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Exceptional Needs, Growing Professionally Conference. (2016, March 11). Conway, AR.

Rockie ​Pederson

Associate Professor, ​Health and Physical Education ÎÎ Professional Awards

Pederson, R. (Recipient), “2016 Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Higher Educator of the Year”, Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

ÎÎ Presentation

Pederson, R. (Co-Presenter), Using Experiential Principles to Create Community, Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2016, November 3). Little Rock, AR. Pederson, R. (Co-Presenter), Tchoukball II, Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2016, November 4). Little Rock, AR. Pederson, R. (Co-Presenter), An Analysis of BMI in Elementary School Children in North Louisiana, Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2016, November 3). Little Rock, AR.

Stephanie ​Pepper

Associate Professor, C ​ urriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Funded Grants

Pepper, S. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Attendance, Arkansas ASCD Conference. $500.00. Pepper, S. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Attendance, Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators. $500.00.

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ÎÎ Presentation

Pepper, S. (Co-Presenter), New Technology Tools to Enhance Teaching, Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2016 Summer Conference. (2016, July July 30 - August 2). Louisville, KY. Pepper, S. (Presenter), Teacher Candidates Investigate Strategies to Support Students Who Display Atypical Behavior, Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2016 Annual Conference. (2016, February 12-16). Chicago, IL. Pepper, S. (Presenter), Exploring the History of the Federal Government’s Involvement in Public Education and Looking with Hope to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for Positive Change, Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2016 Summer Conference. (2016, July 30 - August 2). Louisville, KY. Pepper, S. (Presenter), Kindergarten Grows Up: Are the Gains Worth the Losses, Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2016 Annual Conference. (2016, February 12-16). Chicago, IL. Pepper, S. (Co-Presenter), Becoming a 21st Century Educator: Communicating, Connecting, and Collaborating: SRATE, Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2016 Annual Conference. (2016, February 12-16). Chicago, IL. Pepper, S. (Co-Presenter), Sharing the Secrets of Effective Classroom Management: Preparing Teacher Candidates for Success, ArATE. (2016, September 23). Russellville, AR. Pepper, S. (Co-Presenter), Creative Thinkers: Three Perspectives on Accountability, Change, and Challenge in P-12 Education, ArACTE. (2016, April 15). Russellville, AR.

ÎÎ Professional Awards

Pepper, S. (Recipient), “I received the Certificate of Appreciation - for making a difference in the education of Abi Carter Sims, a 2016 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, through the Pacesetter Program.”, , 2016. Pepper, S. (Recipient), “Arkansas received the John P. Sikula Outstanding Unit Award at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Meeting in Chicago. As a member of the board, I accepted the award and brought it home to Arkansas Tech.”, Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Meeting in Chicago, 2016.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Pepper, S. (I am President-Elect of the Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators (ArATE) and served as the chair of the state conference held on the campus of Arkansas Tech September 22 23, 2016.), “ArATE”, 2016. Pepper, S. (I serve as President-Elect of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE). I am chairing the 2017 SRATE Conference to be held at Rogers, AR. Work began in January 2015 for this conference.), “SRATE”, 2016. Pepper, S. (I serve as Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)), “ATE”, 2016. Pepper, S. (I serve as Southeastern Representative of the Council of Unit Presidents of the Association of Teacher Educators.), “ATE”, 2016. Pepper, S. (I serve on the Planning Committee for annual conferences of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)), “ATE”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Pepper, S. (Chapter Author), (2016). Teacher candidates investigate strategies to support students who display atypical behavior.. In L. G. Putney and N. P. Gallavan (Eds.), ATE yearbook XXIV (pp. pp. 52-62). Landham: Rowman and Littlefield.

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V. Carole S ​ mith

Professor, ​Curriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Smith, V. (Presenter), Reactions of Middle Level Teacher Candidates to a One-Semester DualPlacement Internship, Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators. (2016, September 23). Russellville, AR.

Terri ​Toland

Assistant Professor, C ​ urriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Toland, T. (Presenter), Books to Support Character Education, Arkansas School Counselor Association Conference. (2016, July 18). Hot Springs, AR. Toland, T. (Presenter), Leadership in Digital Citizenship, Arkansas Association Instructional Media. (2016, April 4). Springdale, AR. Toland, T. (Co-Presenter), Strengthening Students’ Metacognitive Capabilities Through Multimedia and Flipped/Blended Learning Environments, Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (2016, April 15). Russellville, AR.

Christopher ​Trombly

Assistant Professor, E ​ ducational Leadership ÎÎ Presentation

Trombly, C. (Presenter), Educating, Learning From, and Loving Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Arkansas ASCD Annual Conference. (2016, June 13). Hot Springs, AR. Trombly, C. (Co-Presenter), Preparing Arkansas Students to Take Their Place in the World Through Culturally-Responsive Teaching and Learning, Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference. (2016, April 15). Russellville, AR. Trombly, C. (Co-Presenter), Authentic PLCs for School Counselors: Learning, Teaching, and Leading Together, ASCD Annual Conference. (2016, April 2). Atlanta, GA. Trombly, C. (Co-Author), (2016). ASCD Legislative Agenda 2016. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

ÎÎ Publications

Trombly, C. (Co-Author), (2016). AASCD Position on the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. Russellville, AR: Arkansas ASCD.

Susan ​Underwood

Professor, ​College Student Personnel ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Underwood, S. (Program Reviewer for Annual Conference), “NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education”, 2016. Underwood, S. (Judge for National Hardee Dissertation Award ), “NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education”, 2016. Underwood, S. (Reappointed Peer Reviewer for 4 Year Term), “HLC - Higher Learning Commission”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Underwood, S. (Co-Author), (2016). Higher education graduate preparation programs: Characteristics and trends.. Journal of College Student Development, 326-332.

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Lynn ​Walsh

Professor, ​Curriculum & Instruction ÎÎ Presentation

Walsh, L. (Presenter), Investigating the Implication of Flipped Teaching Method on PreSevice Teachers Academic Achievement & Self-Efficay, 14th Hawaii International Conference on Education . (2016, January 1/4/16). Honolulu, HI. Walsh, L. (Presenter), Learning Communitites: Common Reading Project, ArATE Arkansas Association of Teacher Education. (2016, September 1/23/16). Russellville, AR. Walsh, L. (Presenter), Investigating the Implication of Flipped Teaching Method on PreSevice Teachers Academic Achievement & Self-Efficay, 14th Hawaii International Conference on Education . (2016, January 1/4/16). Honolulu, HI. Walsh, L. (Presenter), Learning Communitites: Common Reading Project, ArATE Arkansas Association of Teacher Education. (2016, September 1/23/16). Russellville, AR.

ÎÎ Publications

Walsh, L. (Co-Author), (2016). 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2016 On-line Conference Proceedings. Honolulu: Hawaii International Conference on Education . Walsh, L. (Co-Author), (2016). 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2016 On-line Conference Proceedings. Honolulu: Hawaii International Conference on Education .

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Engineering & Applied Sciences Stanton ​Apple

Instructor, ​Mechanical Engineering ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Apple, S. (Executive Committee Member), “Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers”, 2016.

Neal ​Barlow

Professor, ​Mechanical engineering ÎÎ Publications

Barlow, D. (Co-Author), (2016). Introduction to Engineerung, A Project-Based Experience in Engineering Methods, AIAA Education Book Series

Matt ​Brown

Associate Professor, ​Computer and Information Science ÎÎ Publications

Brown, M. (Author), (2016). An empirical investigation of student arrivals, departures, and persistence in computing majors. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 31 Issue 5, Pages 77-84.

Xiang ​Chen

Assistant Professor, ​Emergency Management ÎÎ Publications

Chen, X. (Co-Author), (2016). A climate-driven mechanistic population model of Aedes albopictus with diapause. Parasites & Vectors, bit.ly/2oP2tl4. Chen, X. (Co-Author), (2016). A correction method for false topographic perception of remote sensing images based on an inverse topographic correction technique. International Journal of Digital Earth, bit.ly/2pXfCt3 Chen, X. (Co-Author), (2016). Measuring space-time access to food retailers: A case of temporal access disparity in Franklin County, Ohio. The Professional Geographer. Chen, X. (Co-Author), (2016). Towards a healthy ride: Locating public toilets in the Shanghai Metro system. Applied Spatial Analysis & Policy.

Becky ​Cunningham

Assistant Professor, C ​ omputer and Information Science ÎÎ Professional Awards

Cunningham, B. (Recipient), “Arkansas Collegiate Teacher of the Year”, Arkansas Business Education Association, 201

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Cunningham, B. (Planning Team), “Computer Science Education Leadership Summit”, 2016.

Jamie ​Earls

Assistant Professor, ​Emergency Management ÎÎ Presentation

Earls, J. (Co-Presenter), Challenge Met: Increasing Academic Rigor While Integrating Program Core Competencies in Exapanded Discipline-Specific Require Credit Hours, Emergency Managment Higher Education Symposium. (2016, June 9). Emmittsburg, MD.

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Roger ​Frye

Associate Professor, ​Computer and Information Science ÎÎ Publications

Frye, R. (Co-Author), (2016). Multi-core parallelism for plane sweep algorithms as a foundation for GIS operations. Geoinformatica, Volume 21 Issue 1, January 2017 Pages 151-174 bit.ly/2oFCnjS. Frye, R. (Co-Author), (2016). Operations to support temporal coverage aggregates over moving regions. Geoinformatica, Volume 21, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages 351-364. bit.ly/2oFMXYh. Frye, R. (Co-Author), (2016). Generating Moving Regions from Snapshots of Complex Regions. ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems - Inaugural Issue, Volume 1 Issue 1, August 2015 Article No. 4 .

Edward ​Greco

Professor, ​Electrical Engineering ÎÎ Presentation

Greco, E. (Presenter), Affordable Experiential Learning System for Electric Circuits Laboratory, ASEE Midwest Section Conference. (2016, September 27). Manhattan, KS.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Greco, E. (Chair), “ASEE Midwest Section”, 2016. Greco, E. (Chair), “ASEE Midwest Section”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Greco, E. (Author), (2016). Affordable Experiential Learning System for Electric Circuits Laboratory. ASEE Midwest Section Proceedings. Manhattan, KS: American Society for Engineering Education.

Theresa ​Herrick

Professor, ​Recreation and Park Administration ÎÎ Presentation

Herrick, Theresa A. 2016. Updated Russellville Connected, trail plan for city of Russellville, Arkansas.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Herrick, Theresa A. 2016. Co-Investigator with Dr. Siriporn McDowall, “Marketing a Recreation Sports Program,” completed project for HA 3013 Marketing and Sales. Herrick, Theresa A. 2016. Assigned and supervised, College Distinction projects for 5 Recreation and Park students; Taylor Ramsey (Maintenance Plan for Ozark National Forest recreation areas), Portia Brents, Kim Brewer, Madison Dorman, Curtis Waters (Recreation Needs Assessment for Russellville Arkansas). Herrick, Theresa A. 2016. Research Project Leader, Assessing the Benefits of Camp Stormy on 5th Graders at Russellville Upper Elementary School.

Lucas ​Maxwell

Assistant Professor, A ​ griculture Education ÎÎ Funded Grant

Maxwell, L. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Institute, DuPont Pioneer. $5000.00.

Johnette ​Moody

Associate Professor, ​Computer and Information Science ÎÎ Presentation

Moody, J. (Presenter), 3-D Printing, Girls’ STEM Conference. (2016, March 31). Russellville, AR. Moody, J. (Presenter), Identity Theft, Girls’ STEM Conference. (2016, March 31). Russellville, AR.

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Larry ​Morell

Professor, ​Computer and Information Science ÎÎ Presentation

Morell, L. (Presenter), Panel: Higher Education Computer Science, Computer Science Education Leadership Summit 3.0. (2016, October 20). Russellville, AR. Morell, L. (Presenter), An Extensible Text-To-HTML Translator, Fourteenth Annual CCSC-MidSouth . (2016, April 1-2). Memphis, TN.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Morell, L. (Registrar and Paper Chair), “CCSC-MidSouth 2016”, 2016. Morell, L. (Member of Conference Steering Committee), “CCSC-MidSouth 2016”, 2016. Morell, L. (Member of AR Standards Committee for Computer Science 9-12), “Arkansas Department of Higher Education”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Morell, L. (Author), (2016). An Extensible Test-To-HTML Translator. The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 102-108.

Wilson ​Short

Assistant Professor, ​Emergency Management ÎÎ Presentation

Short, W. (Presenter), Drones in Emergency Management, EAST. (2016, March 16). Hot Springs, AR. Short, W. (Presenter), Technology in Emergency Management, EAST. (2016, March 16). Hot Springs, AR. Short, W. (Co-Presenter), Challenge Met, Emergency Management Institute. (2016, June 9). Emmitsburg, MD.

Sandy ​Smith

Associate Professor, ​Emergency Management ÎÎ Presentation

Smith, S. (Co-Presenter), Next Generation Core Competencies: Building the Emergency Management Workforce for 2030, 18th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium. (2016, June 7). Emmitsburgh, MD. Smith, S. (Co-Presenter), Developing and Sustaining Bachelors’ Level Emergency Management Programs, 18th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium. (2016, June 7). Emmitsburgh, MD. Smith, S. (Co-Presenter), Accreditation Focus Group - Final Report [Plenary Session], 18th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium. (2016, June 8). Emmitsburgh, MD. Smith, S. (Co-Presenter), Workshop: Toward a Substantive Dialogue: The Need for a Code of Ethics in Emergency Management, Part 2, 18th Annual Emergency Management in Higher Education. (2016, June 8). Emmitsburg, MD. Smith, S. (Co-Presenter), Challenge Met: Increasing Academic Rigor While Integrating Program Core Competencies in Expanded Discipline-Specific Required Credit Hours, 18th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium. (2016, June 9). Emmitsburgh, MD.

ÎÎ Publications

Smith, S. (Co-Author), (2016). Toward a substantive dialogue: The case for an ethical framework in emergency management, Part 1. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 45-47. bit.ly/2pVUNLI

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Smith, S. (Co-Author), (2016). Toward a substantive dialogue: The case for an ethical framework in emergency management, Part 2. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 49-53. bit.ly/2oJlhjy Smith, S. (Co-Author), (2016). Next Generation Core Competencies for Emergency Management in 2030. Emmitsburg, MD: Emergency Management Institute of FEMA.

Matthew ​Young

Assistant Professor, E ​ lectrical Engineering ÎÎ Funded Grant

Young, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Development of An Aerial Robot and Associated Control System for Autonomous Hovering, Arkansas Tech University. $2000.00.

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Natural & Health Sciences Douglas ​Barron

Assistant Professor, B ​ iological Sciences ÎÎ Funded Grants

Barron, D. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Evaluating the effects of bird feeders on avian song characteristics, Faculty Research Grant, Arkansas Tech University. $1480.00. Barron, D. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Evaluating the effects of bird feeders on songbird plumage coloration, Faculty Undergraduate Research Grant, Arkansas Tech University. $1560.00.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Barron, D. (Associate Editor), Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Arkansas Academy of Science, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Barron, D. (Chapter Author), (2016). Cognition as a target and facilitator of sexual selection. In Olmstead M. C., Animal Cognition: Principles, Evolution, and Development (pp. 61-88). Hauppauge, NY: NOVA Science Publishers. Barron, D. (Co-Author), (2016). Testosterone activates sexual dimorphism including male-typical carotenoid but not melanin plumage pigmentation in a female bird. Journal of Experimental Biology, 3091-3099. Barron, D. (Co-Author), (2016). Subtle benefits of cooperation to breeding males of Malurus melanocephalus. The Auk, 286-297. Barron, D. (Presenter), Evaluating the role of host behavior in determining risk of vector-borne disease, Arkansas Academy of Science. (2016, April 2). Fayetteville, AR. Barron, D. (Co-Presenter), Effects of early life challenges on adult life success in zebra finches, Comparative Cognition Society. (2016, April 16). Melbourne, FL. Barron, D. (Co-Presenter), Individual variation and covariation in vector-borne disease directed behaviors, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. (2016, January 7). Portland, OR.

Rebecca ​Burris Professor, ​Nursing ÎÎ Funded Grants

Burris, R. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Arkansas Tech University Regional Simulation and Professional Development Project, Arkansas Tech University. $135,199.00.

Cheryl ​Chaney

Assistant Professor, B ​ iological Sciences ÎÎ Presentation

Chaney, C. (Presenter), I Am Not A Biology Major: A Redesign of a Non-majors Biology Course , John N. Gardner Institute Gateway Course Experience Conference. (2016, April 4). Atlanta, GA.

Rajib ​Choudhury

Assistant Professor, ​Chemistry ÎÎ Funded Grants

Choudhury, R. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Water Soluble Receptor for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Detection, Arkansas Tech University Faculty Research Development Grant. $2000.00.

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Choudhury, R. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Design and Synthesis of Long-wavelength DonorAcceptor Fluorophores, Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Grant. $2200.00. Choudhury, R. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Synthesis and Characterization of Water-soluble Long Wavelength Fluorophores , Arkansas Tech University Faculty Research Development Grant. $1400.00. Choudhury, R. (2016) (Co- Primary Investigator), Supramolecular Complexation of Donor-Acceptor Fluorophores, Arkansas NASA Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Program. $2000.00. Choudhury, R. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Design and Synthesis of Amphiphilic Long-wavelength Fluorophores, Arkansas Department of Higher Education. $1625.00.

Geoffrey E ​ cker

Assistant Professor, B ​ iology ÎÎ Funded Grants

Ecker, G. (2016) (Co- Primary Investigator), Evaluating the effect of LEDs on dwarf crops in Martian soil simulant, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $4,200.00. Ecker, G. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Lightning Return Strokes: Speed and Peak Current Relationship. Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $9,000.00.

Mariusz ​Gajewski

Assistant Professor, ​Chemistry ÎÎ Funded Grants

Gajewski, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Fluorescent Molecular Probe for Detection and Quantification of System Xc- Protein in Cancer Cells, Arkansas Tech University - Undergraduate Research Grant. $1,560.00. Gajewski, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Suzuki Coupling Reactions Leading to New Potent Inhibitors Targeting System Xc- Transport Protein in Cancer Cells, Arkansas Tech University Faculty Research Grant. $1,600.00. Gajewski, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Novel inhibitors of Xc- transport protein as diagnostic and therapeutic tools in cancer therapy, Arkansas Tech University - Proposal Development Support Grant. $3,000.00. Gajewski, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), A Two-Day Intensive Workshop: A Practical Introduction to Molecular Modeling, Arkansas Tech University - Professional Development Grant. $2,077.00.

ÎÎ Presentation

Gajewski, M. (Presenter), Two Different Approaches to Therapy, One Common Enemy: Cancer, ACS & the Central Arkansas Chapter of Sigma Xi. (2016, November 3). Little Rock, AR. Gajewski, M. (Presenter), Diaxially substituted P(V) porphyrin as a new photosensitizer for TiO2based solar cells, ACS 251st National Meeting. (2016, March 13-17). San Diego, CA. Gajewski, M. (Presenter), Small Molecule Inhibitors of System Xc-, ATU Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Gajewski, M. (Presenter), Small Molecule Inhibitors of System Xc-, 100th Annual Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting. (2016, April 1-2). Fayetteville, AR. Gajewski, M. (Presenter), Sterilization of Aqueous Solutions Using a Novel Solar Energy Powered Device, Arkansas INBRE. (2016, October 21-22). Fayetteville, AR.

Frank ​Hardcastle Professor, ​Chemistry ÎÎ Funded Grants

Hardcastle, F. (2016) (Primary Investigator), 252nd American Chemical Society Meeting, August 21-25, 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Conference Attendance and Presentation, Professional Development Grant, Arkansas Tech University. $2,029.18.

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Hardcastle, F. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Valence Relationships for Fe-O, Fe-S, Fe-C, and Fe-N Bonds, Arkansas Space Grant Symposium. Research Infrastructure Grant. $4,000.00. Hardcastle, F. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Bond Length-Valence Correlations for W-O and W-S Chemical Bonds, Undergraduate Research Grant. Arkansas Tech University. $2.250.00. Hardcastle, F. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Valence-Length Relationships for Nb-O, Nb-S, Ta-O, and Ta-S Chemical Bonds, Arkansas Space Grant Symposium. Research Infrastructure Grant. $4,400.00.

ÎÎ Presentation

Hardcastle, F. (Co-Presenter), Bond Valence - Bond Length Relationships for Carbon - Nitrogen Bonds, 17th Annual Student Research Symposium, Pendergraft Library. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Co-Presenter), Length-Valence Relationship for Carbon-Nitrogen Chemical Bonds, 100th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science, University of Arkansas, Arkansas Union and BELL Engineering. (2016, April 1). Fayetteville, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Presenter), New General Relationship Between Bond Valence (Order) and Bond Length, 100th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science, University of Arkansas, Arkansas Union and BELL Engineering. (2016, April 1 ). Fayetteville, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Co-Presenter), Valence-Length Relationship for Carbon -Nitrogen Bonds, 24th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium (ASGC), The Hotel Hot Springs & Spa. (2016, April 16). Hot Springs, AR. Hardcastle, F. (Presenter), Bond Valence-Length Relationships for Carbon Bonded to Carbon, Oxygen, and Nitrogen, 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. (2016, August 21-25). Philadelphia, PA. Hardcastle, F. (Presenter), Atomic Orbital Exponents from Valence-Length Relationships, 24th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium (ASGC), The Hotel Hot Springs & Spa. (2016, April 16). Hot Springs, AR.

ÎÎ Publications

Hardcastle, F. (Author), (2016). A General Valence-Length Correlation for Determining Bond Orders: Application to Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 96-101. Hardcastle, F. (Co-Author), (2016). A Bond Length - Bond Valence Relationship for Carbon Nitrogen Bonds. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 102-104.

Mostafa ​Hemmati Professor, ​Physics ÎÎ Funded Grants

Hemmati, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Electron Shock Waves with Current behind the Shock Front, NASA’s Workforce Development Program. $6000.00. Hemmati, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Lightning Return Strokes: Wave Speed and Peak Current Relationships, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $2300.00. Hemmati, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Wave Speed and Peak Current Relationship in Lightning Return Strokes, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $2000.00. Hemmati, M. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Lightning Return Strokes: Speed and Peak Current Relationship, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $4500.00.

ÎÎ Presentation

Hemmati, M. (Presenter), Maximum Currents Possible in Lightning Return Strokes, 22nd International Shock Interaction Symposium. (2016, July 4th ). Glasgow, England, AR.

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Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Current Bearing Electron Shock Waves, Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Wave Profile for Current Bearing Electron Shock Waves, Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Satellite Science Data Systems Framework Development, Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Current Bearing Breakdown Waves, Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Visual Inspection and Use of Satellite NO2 Observations, Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Lightning Return Strokes, Arkansas Space Grant Symposium. (2016, April 15). Hot Springs, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Breakdown Waves with a Significant Current behind the Wave Front, Arkansas Space Grant Symposium. (2016, April 15). Hot Springs, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Electron Shock Waves With a Large Current behind the Shock Front, Arkansas Space Grant Symposium. (2016, April 15). Hot Springs, AR. Hemmati, M. (Co-Presenter), Electron Shock Waves With a Large Current behind the Shock Front, Arkansas Academy of Science. (2016, April 1). Fayetteville, AR.

ÎÎ Professional Awards

Hemmati, M. (Recipient), “Editor-in-Cheif, Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science”, Arkansas Academy of Science, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Hemmati, M. (Author), (2016). Electron Shock Waves with a Large Current behind the Shock Front. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, . Hemmati, M. (Author), (2016). 22nd International Shock Interaction Symposium. Shock Interaction. Glasgow, England: .

Newton ​Hilliard

Associate Professor, ​Chemistry ÎÎ Funded Grants

Hilliard, N. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Enhancing Proteomics Research and Education at Arkansas Tech, AR-INBRE (NIH). $36,496. Hilliard, N. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Ht. neapolitanus as a nonpathogenic model for a unique acid tolerance response, AR-INBRE (NIH). $40,000.

ÎÎ Presentation

Hilliard, N. (Co-Presenter), Thiosulfate dehydrogenase of Halothiobacillus neapolitanus is an obligate hetrodimer, Fifth Annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Research Symposium. (2016, July 22). Little Rock, AR. Hilliard, N. (Co-Presenter), The role of individual subunits in the heterodimeric thiosulfate dehydrogenase of Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Fifth Annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Research Symposium. (2016, July 22). Little Rock, AR. Hilliard, N. (Co-Presenter), Comparative sulfur oxidation genomics in Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Arkansas - INBRE. (2016, October 22). Fayetteville, AR.

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Brenda ​Lauffart

Instructor, ​Physical Sciences ÎÎ Funded Grants

Lauffart, B. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Role of the FGFR3-TACC3 oncoprotein in the metabolism of organic pollutants in bladder cancer, Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research. $2000.00.

Jennifer ​Lewter

Instructor, ​Biology/Plant Science ÎÎ Presentation

Lewter, J. (Presenter), Evaluating New Color Sensor Technology - The Nix Pro - For Horticulture Applications, American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). (2016, August 11). Atlanta, GA. Lewter, J. (Presenter), RosBREED: Enabling Marker-Assisted Selection for Postharvest Deterioration in Peach, American Society for Horticulture Science (ASHS). (2016, August 10). Atlanta, GA. Lewter, J. (Co-Presenter), Development and Characterization of a Molecular Marker Associated with Female Flowers in Muscadine Grape (Vitis rotundifolia), American Society for Horticulture Science (ASHS). (2016, August 11). Atlanta, GA.

Charles ​Mebi

Associate Professor, ​Chemistry ÎÎ Funded Grants

Mebi, C. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Reaction of 4,4ꞌ-Thiobisbenzenethiol with Fe3(CO)12, ATU. $1000. Mebi, C. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Iron(I) Carbonyl complexes, ATU . $2500. Mebi, C. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Iron carbonyl clusters containing amine ligand, NASAASGC. $2000. Mebi, C. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Investigative Case-Based Learning in Environmental Chemistry, ATU. $3600.

ÎÎ Presentation

Mebi, C. (Co-Presenter), Synthesis and Characterization of Diironhexacarbonyl Complexes, 72th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. (2016, November 10-13). Houston, TX. Mebi, C. (Co-Presenter), Iron-carbonyl clusters with aminobenzene-thiolate ligands, Mid-South Inorganic Chemists Association (MICA) Meeting. (2016, March 19). Springfield, MO. Mebi, C. (Presenter), Towards macrocyclic and polymeric hydrogenase models, Mid-South Inorganic Chemists Association (MICA) Meeting. (2016, March 19). Springfield, MO. Mebi, C. (Presenter), 30th Anniversary of EPCRA: Green Chemistry, Chemical Safety, and the Community, Mid-South Inorganic Chemists Association (MICA) Meeting. (2016, October 8). Memphis, TN. Mebi, C. (Co-Presenter), Bio-inspired Hydrogen Producing Catalyst, ATU Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Mebi, C. (Co-Presenter), Synthesis and Characterization of Iron Carbonyl Clusters, ATU Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Mebi, C. (Co-Presenter), Green Chemistry: Recyclability of a Vanadium-Oxide Catalyst, ATU Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR.

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Mebi, C. (Co-Presenter), Hydrogenase Models with Diphosphine and Hexamethylenetetramine Ligands, ATU Senior Honors and Student Research Symposium. (2016, March 15). Russellville, AR. Mebi, C. (Presenter), Biomimetic Generation of Hydrogen, Invited Seminar, University of Buea, Cameroon . (2016, January 5). Buea, AR. Mebi, C. (Co-Presenter), Aminebenzenethiolato-iron-cabonyl Clusters, 22th Annual ASGC Symposium. (2016, April 7). Hot Springs, AR.

ÎÎ Publications

Mebi, C. (Author), (2016). Phenylthiolate-diironhexacarbonyl Complexes: A Comparative conceptual DFT and Electrochemical Study. Transition Met. Chem, 339 - 345. Mebi, C. (Author), (2016). [Fe-Fe] hydrogenase Models: Iron(I)-carbonyl Clusters Coupled to alphaand para-Toluenethiolate Ligands. Polyhedron, 218 - 224.

Jason ​Patton

Associate Professor, ​Geology ÎÎ Presentation

Patton, J. (Presenter), Sedimentation in the Upper Reaches of Lake Ouachita, Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting. (2016, April 1). Fayetteville, AR.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Patton, J. (Chairman), “Arkansas Board of Registration for Professional Geolgists”, 2016. Patton, J. (Subject matter Expert), “National Association of State Boards of Geology”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Patton, J. (Author), (2016). Sedimentation in the Upper Reaches of Lake Ouachita. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 5.

Ivan ​Still

Associate Professor, ​Biological Sciences ÎÎ Funded Grants

Still, I. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Chromatin remodeling in muscle cell differentiation., Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. $2000. Still, I. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Identification of TACC gene rearrangements in gastric and ovarian cancer, ATU Faculty Undergraduate Research. $2000.

ÎÎ Presentation

Still, I. (Co-Presenter), TACC Gene Fusions in Ovarian Cancer, 24h Arkansas Space Grant Symposium. (2016, April 15). Hot Springs, AR.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Still, I. (Managing Editor of the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science), “Arkansas Academy of Science”, 2016. Still, I. (Member, Executive Committee), “Arkansas Academy of Science”, 2016.

ÎÎ Publications

Still, I. (Editor), (2016). Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Volume 70. Russellville: Arkansas Academy of Science.

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Jorista ​Van Der Merwe

Assistant Professor, F ​ isheries and Wildlife ÎÎ Funded Grants

van der Merwe, J. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Bat foraging ecology before and after prescribed burns, ATU Faculty Research Grant. $1891.00.

ÎÎ Publications

van der Merwe, J. (Author), (2016). Spatial variation in trophic position of small mammals in wetlands: Support for hydrological drivers. Ecosphere, bit.ly/2oFLp0b. van der Merwe, J. (Co-Author), (2016). A classic question revisited: disentangling confounding hypotheses surrounding parental investment theory and nest defense intensity. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology , 1843-1856. van der Merwe, J. (Co-Author), (2016). Do river otters conform to habitat suitability assessments?. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education,53: 3-13, bit.ly/2nUJWEw van der Merwe, J. (Author), (2016). Variation in metapopulation dynamics of a wetland mammal: the effect of hydrology. Ecosphere, 7(3): 1-13, bit.ly/2pxLMIu

John ​Watson

Professor, ​Mathematics ÎÎ Funded Grants

Watson, J. (2016) (Primary Investigator), Reforming Math Education in the US: Ideas from the Japanese system, Arkansas Tech Faculty Development . $2,258.00.

ÎÎ Presentation

Watson, J. (Presenter), Using open resources to teach a freshman general education course for non-STEM majors, Joint Mathematics Meeting. (2016, January 8). Seattle, WA. Watson, J. (Presenter), Journaling in a freshman general education math course for non-STEM majors, Joint Mathematics Meeting. (2016, January 8). Seattle, WA. Watson, J. (Presenter), Using art to present mathematics in a freshman general education course for non-STEM majors, Joint Mathematics Meeting. (2016, January 6). Seattle, WA. Watson, J. (Presenter), Reforming math education in the US: Ideas from the Japanese system, OkAr Section of the MAA. (2016, April 1). Conway, AR.

Melinda ​Wilkins

Professor, ​Health Informatics/Health Information Management ÎÎ Presentation

Wilkins, M. (Presenter), Health Informatics in Nursing, Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association State Convention. (2016, October 6). Little Rock, AR.

ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Wilkins, M. (Leadership Institute Advisory Committee Member), “American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation”, 2016. Wilkins, M. (Nominating Committee Member), “American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)”, 2016. Wilkins, M. (Advocacy Chair and Board Member), “Arkansas Healthcare Information and Management Systems (ArHIMSS)”, 2016. Wilkins, M. (Central Office Committee Chair), “Arkansas Health Information Management Association (ArHIMA)”, 2016.

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53 Russellville Faculty: Natural & Health Sciences


eTech Jeff ​Aulgur

Assistant Professor, P ​ rofessional Studies ÎÎ Presentation

Aulgur, J. (Presenter), Questionable executive spending at the Wounded Warrior Project: Is the board at fault?, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference. (2016, November 17). Washington, DC. Aulgur, J. (Presenter), Freirean dialogue and asynchronous learning: Exploring students’ lived experiences in an accelerated online degree program, 15th National Conference for Accelerated Programs in Higher Education. (2016, July 27). Austin, TX. Aulgur, J. (Presenter), Competency-based learning assessment in an online degree-completion program in Arkansas, 2016 National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning. (2016, June 9). Philadelphia, PA. Aulgur, J. (Presenter), Nonprofit board members and the Affective Commitment Scale: Identifying antecedents of commitment, 74th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference. (2016, April 9). Chicago, IL. Aulgur, J. (Presenter), Student demographics and success in an online degree program, Adult Higher Education Alliance 2016 Annual Conference. (2016, March 11). Orlando, FL.

ÎÎ Publications

Aulgur, J. (Author), (2016). Governance and board member engagement in an emerging nonprofit organization. Administrative Issues Journal, https://aij.scholasticahq.com/issue/192. Aulgur, J. (Author), (2016). 2016 Adult Higher Education Alliance Annual Conference. Current Explorations of Adult Learner: Implications for Mentoring and More. Adult Higher Education Alliance Annual Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL: ERIC. Aulgur, J. (Author), (2016). Structure of Nonprofit Organizations. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, bit.ly/2pIIHEV.

Jennifer ​Saxton

Instructor, ​Professional Studies ÎÎ Presentation

Saxton, J. (Presenter), Start here, stay here: A pathway for place-bound adult learners, Adult Higher Education Alliance 2016 Conference, Current Explorations of the Adult Learner: Implications for Mentoring and More. (2016, March 11). Orlando, FL. Saxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Competency-based prior learning Assessment in an online degreecompletion program in Arkansas, 2016 National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning. (2016, June 8). Philadelphia, PA. Saxton, J. (Co-Presenter), Online learning and the application of active learning strategies, Arkansas Tech University - Teaching and Innovation Conference. (2016, May 5). Russellville, AR.

Jeremy ​Schwehm

Assistant Professor, P ​ rofessional Studies ÎÎ Presentation

Schwehm, J. (Presenter), A comparison of learning outcomes for adult students in servicelearning and e-service-learning., American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. (2016, November 8-11). Albuquerque, NM. Schwehm, J. (Presenter), Can e-service-learning increase engagement and sense of belonging for adults in online programs?, Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education. (2016, April 7-10). Dearborn, MI.

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Schwehm, J. (Co-Presenter), Start here - stay here: A pathway for place-bound adult learners., Adult Higher Education Alliance . (2016, March 10-11). Orlando, FL.

ÎÎ Publications

Schwehm, J. (Author), (2016). The experiences of adult students through the vertical transfer process: What information is in the literature and how can we use it? . The Nontrad Journal, 8-21.

Annette ​Stuckey

Assistant Professor, P ​ rofessional Studies ÎÎ Presentation

Stuckey, A. (Co-Presenter), Competency-based prior learning assessment in an online degreecompletion program in Arkansas., 2016 National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning. (2016, June 8-10). Philadelphia, PA. Stuckey, A. (Co-Presenter), Online learning and the application of active learning strategies., Arkansas Tech University-Teaching and Innovation Conference. (2016, May 5). Russellville, AR.

Library Philippe V ​ an Houtte Associate Professor, L ​ ibrary ÎÎ Publications

Van Houtte, P. (Author), (2016, September ). Making the Most of Technology: Write It Down!. Arkansas Libraries, pp. 2.

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Russellville Staff Melanie ​Diffey

Career Counselor, ​Career Planning & Placement ÎÎ Publication

Diffey, M. (Author), (2016). Students’ Hierarchy of Resume Needs. Career Convergence, bit.ly/2ptuDjm.

Beth ​Giroir

Interim Assistant Vice President, ​Student Success ÎÎ Presentation

Giroir, B. (Co-Presenter), Are You a Cow or a Rhino? Partners for Student Success Conference. (2016, October 6). Hot Springs, AR. Giroir, B. (Co-Presenter), Sunglasses, Contacts, Bifocals, and Readers-Looking at Parents through Different Lenses, NASPA Region IV West/East Regional Conference. (2016, November 17). St. Louis, MO.

Kristy ​Davis

Associate Dean, ​Student Wellness ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Davis, K. (Recipient), “#6 Campus Walk in the Nation”, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention , 2016.

Craig ​Witcher

Counselor, S ​ tudent Wellness ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Witcher, C. (President-Elect), “Arkansas Counseling Association”, (2016). Witcher, C. (Recipient), “Presidential Award”, Arkansas Counseling Association, (2016).

ÎÎ Presentation

Witcher, C. (Presenter), Emotion Focused Therapy, 2016 Annual Arkansas Counseling Association Conference. (2016). Witcher, C. (Presenter), Ethics vs. Morality, 2016 Annual Arkansas Counseling Association Conference. (2016).

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Faculty Award of Excellence for

Teaching

Ester Leonard

Licensed Practical Nursing Ester Leonard received her M.S. in Nursing from Arkansas Tech University in 2014 and began teaching at Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus in 2004. Currently, she is the Program Director of the Practical Nursing program. She teaches a variety of health science and nursing courses at the Ozark campus and satellite locations and works hard to give her students the skills they need to be successful as Licensed Practical Nurses. She is always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to incorporate new simulation technology and experiences into the Practical Nursing curriculum. In addition, her students regularly participate in United Way Day of Caring projects to benefit others in the River Valley, and they bring home awards every year from the Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurse Association annual conference and competitions. Ester tends to bring a spirit of excellence and giving as she teaches and leads.

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Faculty Award of Excellence for

Service

Nina Pope

Physical Therapy Assistant Nina Pope became a Physical Therapist in1982 and completed her Masters from ATU in 2012. She began her teaching career as the Program Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant at Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus in May 2010. She teaches a variety of health science and PTA courses at the Ozark campus. Nina has been involved in numerous service projects. Each year her students collect socks during the holiday season for a local nursing home. They also serve at the annual Banquet at the Barn, which is a fundraiser for Equestrian Zone in Russellville offering horse therapy. They have also had fundraising pancake breakfasts that benefited Equestrian Zone and other local charities. In addition, her students have participated and raised money for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and participated in Red Cross Tornado Relief fundraising. They regularly participate in the United Way Day of Caring to benefit others in the River Valley. Nina strives to create a spirit of service within her students as she sends them out to practice.

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Ozark Faculty & Staff Mike ​Bogue

Coordinator of Student Success/Perkins, ​Academic Advisor Perkins Grant ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Student Government Association, Staff Quality Service Award

Gwen ​Faulkenberry Instructor, ​English ÎÎ Publication

Faulkenberry, G. (Author), (2016). Mornings With Jesus 2016. Ozark: Guideposts. Faulkenberry, G. (Author), (2016). Texas Miracle. Ozark: Harlequin. Faulkenberry, G. (Author), (2016). Letters from Jesus. Ozark: Guideposts.

Theresa ​Fontaine

Advanced Instructor, ​Registered Nursing ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Ozark Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year for Ozark Campus

Ester ​Leonard

Master Instructor, ​Practical Nursing ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching

Kristie ​Moore Librarian, ​Library

ÎÎ Professional Recognition Staff Senate Service Award

Regina ​Olsen

Adult and Continuing Education Director, A ​ dult Education ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Named President of the Arkansas Asssociation of Continuing and Adult Education (AACAE)

Nina ​Pope

Advanced Instructor, ​Physical Therapy Assistant ÎÎ Professional Recognition

Faculty Excellence Award in Service

Justin ​Smith

Chief Business and Community Outreach Officer, O ​ zark Business and Industry ÎÎ Funded Grants

Smith, Justin (2016) (Primary Investigator) Regional Workforce Implementation Grant, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Arkansas Tech-Ozark, $664,325.

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2016 Arkansas Tech University Academic Accomplishments

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