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2014 Research Collaboration Creativity at Bradley University

From the President

Bradley University has a national reputation for providing students with transformative learning opportunities in and outside of the classroom. As a mid-sized university making an impact in a variety of research arenas, we take immense pride in the spirit of collaboration practiced daily across all academic units. Our dynamic faculty are leaders, mentors, and collaborators, recognized for their excellence in teaching and dedication to student achievement. In this issue of Bradley Works, we spotlight several of our faculty members’ recent professional pursuits, which speak to the level of scholarship, research, innovation, and creativity that takes place every day on our campus. These are just a sampling of the myriad opportunities for discovery and growth occurring in our five academic colleges and The Graduate School: Foster College of Business: Professionals in our Executive MBA program are gaining vital insights and skills for improving their workplace cultures by learning from a professor who has studied the best practices at a wide range of notable organizations. Her latest book is a guide for employers seeking to build trust and camaraderie within their companies. Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts: A professor in the art department has received worldwide accolades for a unique photography collection of female hunters titled The Modern Day Diana. College of Education and Health Sciences: Students and a professor in Bradley’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program studied angular velocity to determine the safest, most effective techniques for use in the workout regimen known as “tire flipping.” They used video and motion analysis software to complete their work. Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology: An electrical and computer engineering professor who has survived

cancer is researching methods of improving the resolution of ultrasound images to increase doctors’ diagnostic capabilities. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Student researchers collaborating with a biology professor on stem cell research recently played a role in two significant contributions to the field of regenerative medicine. Other research from the college you will read about includes a search for ways to identify preschool-age children at risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a look into adolescents with ADHD who may be especially vulnerable to substance abuse, and the collaboration between a psychology professor and undergraduate researchers at our new Stress, Emotion, and Alcohol Laboratory.

The Robert and Carolyn Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation — the first of its kind in the nation established as a standalone academic unit — opened in fall 2012 and offers students from all disciplines the tools they need to become tomorrow’s savvy business leaders. Students from our business college and our engineering college now work together with faculty mentors on convergence projects to solve real-world problems for diverse clients. In the process, they enhance the depth of their knowledge, hone their leadership skills, and gain experiential opportunities employers value. Our University prides itself on the intelligent, innovative men and women who propel discovery while instilling a passion for learning in their students. Together, they inspire the world and further Bradley’s commitment to producing the next generation of gifted leaders and entrepreneurs.

Warm regards,

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Staff Karen Crowley Metzinger, MA ’97, executive editor



Nancy Ridgeway, associate editor Bob Grimson ’81, assistant editor Clara Miles, MA ’05, assistant editor Sarah Dukes, art director



Duane Zehr, university photographer Daryl Wilson, contributing photographer

Administration Joanne K. Glasser, president David Glassman, provost and vice president for academic affairs Susan Andrews, associate vice president for university marketing and publications



Our Mission

02 Speech Team Best in Nation

10 Building a Better Workplace

Inspired by founder Lydia Moss Bradley’s commitment to useful learning and ethics, Bradley University educates leaders, innovators, and contributors to the well-being of all humanity.

Bradley Ranks Among Top Universities

03 Ray LaHood Honored Fulbright Recognition

04 Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement Trade Expert Earns International Award

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COVER Among the exemplary Bradley faculty included in this issue are: (1) Dr. Craig Cady, associate professor of biology; (2) Dr. Jennifer Robin, assistant professor of management and leadership; (3) Dr. José Sánchez, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; (4) Joe Kelly, assistant professor of physical therapy and health science; (5) Margaret LeJeune, assistant professor of photography; (6) Dr. Timothy Koeltzow, associate professor of psychology; (7) Dr. Darrell Radson (left), dean of the Foster College of Business, and Dr. Lex Akers (right), dean of the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology; and (8) Dr. Kevin Stein, Caterpillar Professor of English at Bradley and Illinois Poet Laureate.

Postcards from Home Recognized and Abolitionist Scholar Featured 05 Historian on National TV Interning at the Olympics

06 A World-Class Gold Chapter Autonomous Boat Cited for Technical Superiority

07 Grants and External Funding Robert and Carolyn Turner School 08 The of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

12 Contemporary Neuroscience and Addiction 14 The Future of Regenerative Medicine Is Now 18 Advances in Enhanced Imaging 20 Early Diagnosis Key to ADHD Intervention 22 Athletes Flip for Motion Analysis Across Disciplines: 24 Bonding Business and Engineering

28 Hunting for the Shot the Behavioral Effects 32 Researching of Alcohol Use PERSON Poetry’s Afterlife and the 34 FIRST Aesthetic Hereafter

IN PRINT and creative productions 36 Publications of Bradley University faculty

Note Worthy

Speech Team Best in Nation ABOVE: Bradley University’s speech team boasts 41 national championships — a record unmatched by any other forensics or academic program in the nation.


Bradley University’s speech team claimed its 40th and 41st national championships since 1978 after winning both the National Forensics Association (NFA) and the American Forensics Association (AFA) tournaments last spring. It was the second consecutive year the most successful speech team in the nation won both championships. At the NFA tournament in Huntington, W.Va., junior Kaybee Brown was crowned the individual sweepstakes champion. At the AFA tournament in Hutchison, Kan., senior Jacoby Cochran was named individual champion.

Bradley Ranks Among Top Universities Bradley was recognized as a top university in 2013 by U.S.News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and other publications and websites. In America’s Best Colleges 2014, U.S.News & World Report ranked Bradley fifth among Midwest colleges and universities that provide a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The report also ranked Bradley as seventh in the “Best Value” category, and the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology continued to receive national

recognition as one of the best undergraduate engineering programs in the country. Bradley was included in The Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges. Only 15 percent of all four-year colleges in the U.S. receive this distinction. The publication praised Bradley’s extensive academic resources, personal attention to students and ideal class sizes. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine also ranked Bradley’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program among the top 20 in the nation. For the second consecutive year, The Princeton Review named the University one of the “Top Undergraduate Schools to Study Video Game Design.” Additionally,

Speech team, LaHood, Treesara: Duane Zehr

Ray LaHood Honored

Animation Career Review listed Bradley as one of the “Top 50 Schools in the U.S. for Game Design and Development” and as number 15 for animation and game design schools in the Midwest. Bradley also has been ranked in the following lists: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 100 best values in private universities, Peterson’s 440 Colleges for Top Students,’s Top 10 percent of undergraduate colleges and universities in America, Washington Monthly Magazine’s “Best Bang for the Buck” listing, and Animation Career Review’s Top 15 animation programs in the Midwest.

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, HON ’11 has been named the first Honorary Senior Distinguished Fellow for the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service (IPL) at Bradley. Through his appointment, LaHood will participate in national public policy symposiums on Bradley’s campus and guest lecture in University classrooms. LaHood is the first Bradley alumnus to serve in a presidential cabinet, a position he held from 2009 to his retirement in 2013. The first Republican in the Obama cabinet who served in elective office, he was a U.S. representative from Illinois from 1994 to 2008. IPL promotes a return to statesmanship at all levels of government. Its goal is to become a Midwestern think tank advocating for a bipartisan leadership approach to resolve America’s most pressing problems.

Fulbright Recognition The U.S. Department of State ranked Bradley sixth nationally among universities of its type for producing the most Fulbright students in 2013–14. Receiving Fulbrights were Julie Mohedano, Anna Treesara, and Nausheen Farishta, who are teaching English in Brazil, Thailand and Spain, respectively. Eleven current Bradley faculty members have been named Fulbright Scholars,

including Dr. Cecile Arquette, associate professor of teacher education. She is teaching English as a foreign language at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile in 2014. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, the program has provided more than 325,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared concerns.

TOP: Alumnus Ray LaHood, left, former U.S. secretary of transportation and U.S. representative, is the first Honorary Senior Distinguished Fellow for the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service (IPL) at Bradley. Brad McMillan, right, is executive director of IPL. ABOVE: Bradley ranks sixth nationally among universities of its type for producing the most 2013–14 Fulbright students. This year’s recipients are, from left, Julie Mohedano, Anna Treesara, and Nausheen Farishta, who are teaching English in Brazil, Thailand and Spain, respectively.

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James Foley

Bob Jacobs


Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement Leaders who have worked for racial equality and women’s rights, and against human trafficking have been visiting Bradley’s campus during the 2013–14 academic year as the University pays tribute to the civil rights movement. Focused on the campus theme “Standing Together,” the yearlong celebration marks the impressive strides made 50 years ago with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful “I Have A Dream” speech, delivered in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963, and the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. As people throughout the nation observe these milestones, Bradley is among the many looking to the past for inspiration to help shape the future. From the University’s beginning in 1897, it maintained an open admission policy that provided for men and women, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic level or sexual

Trade Expert Earns International Award Bradley University’s James Foley, left middle, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Trade Training Organizations. The honor recognizes his leadership and contributions to the industry. Foley is director of operations at the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship. He coordinates a training and counseling program in international business planning, marketing, logistics, and export finance through the University’s International Trade Center. Working with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, he assists companies with trade-related expansion and training.

Postcards from Home Recognized Dr. Bob Jacobs, left bottom, professor of communication and director of Bradley’s John C. Hench Production Art Studios, received his sixth Telly Award last March for his Postcards from Home series. The Telly Awards are an annual international competition for professional video and television artists. In 2012, Jacobs won a Communicator Award of Excellence for Postcards from Home, a weekly TV news feature aired on WCIA (CBS) in Champaign and Springfield, Ill. This is his 17th award. Jacobs recently received a $100,000 gift from the John C. Hench Foundation for campus production studio upgrades.

Roberts: Daryl Wilson; Foley, Jacobs: Duane Zehr

ABOVE: Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, shared an enlightening video and powerful reflections on the struggle for desegregation. He was among the University’s guest lecturers paying tribute to the civil rights movement during the 2013–14 academic year.

orientation. At its very roots, founder Lydia Moss Bradley and her husband, Tobias, sought to live in a “free” state. Peoria was a natural choice. In 1854, Abraham Lincoln gave one of his first major public speeches against the extension of slavery in front of the Peoria County Courthouse. Bradley’s observance featured a screening of To Kill A Mockingbird, a theater department production of Clybourne Park, a re-enactment of civil rights trials and more. In collaboration with Peoria Reads, students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to read Warriors Don’t Cry, a biography about the Little Rock Nine and the fight to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. Dr. Terrence Roberts, who was among the African American students known as the Little Rock Nine, visited campus to share his experiences on the front lines of desegregation and discussed its impact on today’s society. Other guest lecturers included Lilly Ledbetter, who fought for equal pay for women at Goodyear; Dr. Bernice Sandler, considered the “Godmother of Title IX,” who discussed how women are treated differently in unnoticed ways; and Janet Drake, senior assistant attorney general for the Colorado Department of Law, whose focus is raising awareness about human trafficking. A panel discussion about feminist Betty Friedan, HON ’91 and a lecture about civil rights leader Bayard Rustin also were held. The celebration will culminate in spring 2014 with an event featuring U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a member of King’s inner circle.

Deschanel: TLC; Olympics: Steve Tannock

Historian and Abolitionist Scholar Featured on National TV When cable channel TLC needed an authority on the abolitionist movement for an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, executives turned to Dr. Stacey Robertson, Bradley’s Oglesby Professor of American Heritage and interim dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Robertson was among four experts on the August 13 episode of the series, which delved into the ancestry of actress and singer Zooey Deschanel. The show’s research team traced Deschanel’s ancestry to a 19th century woman involved in the abolitionist movement, an area of concentration for

Robertson for the past 25 years. She has focused on women’s roles in the movement for the past 15 years. Robertson met with Deschanel at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where a variety of mid-19th century documents related to Deschanel’s ancestors are stored. Robertson said, “It was an honor to conduct research for this program. With so many historians available, I feel fortunate to have been selected.” Robertson has authored four books, including Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality, which was published in 2013.

ABOVE: Bradley’s Dr. Stacey Robertson, right, was featured as an abolitionist expert in an August episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? The show followed the ancestry of actress and singer Zooey Deschanel, left.

Interning at the Olympics Eighteen Bradley students earned prestigious internships with NBC for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Six students traveled to Sochi to work at the Games, while the remaining 12 worked behind-the-scenes production jobs at the NBC Sports studios in Stamford, Conn. This year marked the second time Bradley students interned for NBC’s Olympics coverage. Ten Bradley students interned with the broadcasting company during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Dr. Paul Gullifor, the Henry Means Pindell Endowed Chair in Communication, said NBC not only hired more Bradley students for the Winter Games, but the network selected fewer interns overall for its production team. “I am thrilled 18 were selected,” he said. “Not only did our number of interns increase, our total share did, as well.”

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ABOVE: Bradley’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honorary organization for financial information students and professionals, was named one of 12 Gold Chapters in the world. Chapter adviser Dr. Simon Petravick, chair of the accounting department, also received his second Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award. BELOW: Electrical engineering majors Zack Knoll, in pool, and Steve Blass, at right poolside, participated in the 2013 International RoboBoat Competition with their senior capstone project: a battery-powered autonomous surface vehicle. Also shown poolside is Dr. In Soo Ahn, chair of the electrical and computer engineering department.


Bradley’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honorary organization for financial information students and professionals, was named one of 12 Gold Chapters in the world last August. The award, based on accomplishments and activities throughout the year, was presented at the international organization’s annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The honor is the highest a chapter can earn and the fourth such award for Bradley in the last five years. Chapter adviser Dr. Simon Petravick, department chairman and professor of accounting, also received his second Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award. After winning a regional competition earlier in the year to qualify, the Bradley group took part in the national finals of Beta Alpha Psi’s Best Practices competition. The students presented on chapter operations and participated in professional development events at the annual meeting. They joined 1,200 other financial information students

for a community service day focused on literacy. Beta Alpha Psi has more than 300 university and college chapters worldwide. Bradley’s chapter has about 30 students and is open to junior, senior, and graduate accounting majors who meet grade point requirements.

Autonomous Boat Cited for Technical Superiority Electrical and computer engineering majors Steve Blass and Zack Knoll entered the 2013 International RoboBoat Competition in Virginia Beach, Va., with great anticipation. They had worked tirelessly on their senior capstone project: a battery-powered autonomous surface vehicle (ASV). Blass programmed the basic shell or architecture that drove the main control device while Knoll focused on hardware fabrication and wrote substantial portions of the final software.

Boat, Beta Alpha Psi: Duane Zehr

A World-Class Gold Chapter

They were assisted by fellow electrical engineering majors Bradley Lan and Dan VanDeWater. The team tried to anticipate every potential problem and programmed the boat’s onboard computer with all the necessary fail-safe commands. The competition included an obstacle course that, once successfully navigated, advanced a team to five difficult challenge stations. “Team Bradley was the only team to successfully compete in three of these challenges during the week,” said alumnus Nick Schmidt, assistant lab director at Bradley. The event’s criteria involved 13 factors, such as the boat must be buoyant for at least 30 minutes and cannot send or receive instruction while in the autonomous mode. Bradley’s wood and plastic vehicle fared well in the qualifying run and appeared to be a strong contender. However, when a buoy drifted from its intended location and was undetected by the boat’s camera, the Bradley boat switched to challenge mode, headed for the correct GPS coordinate, and became stuck on a rope. While Team Bradley lost, the competition’s judges were so impressed by the group’s technical achievement and high performance that they gave an unprecedented fifth-place award. Schmidt said, “They produced a technically sound boat at a fraction of the cost of some of the other teams from highly competitive schools.”

Grants and External Funding During the fiscal year 2012–13, Bradley faculty and staff were awarded more than $2.9 million in grants and contracts from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, private foundations, corporate partners and other sources.

Foster College of Business

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

James Foley / Illinois Department of Commerce $381,500 Ken Klotz and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) / Turner Center for Entrepreneurship James Foley DCEO / Small Business Development $176,000 & Turner Center James Foley DCEO / Foster College & Turner Center $144,000 James Foley / DCEO / Turner Center $36,000 Linda Krendick Bernard Goitein Caterpillar $19,121 Robert Weinstein OSF Jump Trading Simulation Center $17,949 Bernard Goitein TerraCarbon $17,400 Total $791,970

Kelly McConnaughay Illinois State Board of Education / Illinois Math & Science Partnership Christos Nikolopoulos Caterpillar Inc. Nicholas Stover National Science Foundation Nicholas Stover National Institutes of Health Craig Cady Dr. Arthur & Bonnie Ennis Foundation Craig Cady Bohlander Foundation Edward Remsen Caterpillar Inc. Edward Remsen Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Matthew Tennyson National Science Foundation Ted Fleming SC Johnson Dean Campbell Illinois Space Grant Consortium Total

Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts Erin Zellefrow / Illinois Arts Council Diana Robb Total

$7,000 $7,000

College of Education and Health Sciences Melissa Peterson National Multiple Sclerosis Society $99,420 Kathleen Buchko Central Illinois Agency on Aging $34,000 Joan Sattler / William T. Kemper Foundation $27,500 Jana Hunzicker Patricia Nugent / PNC Foundation $10,000 Heljä Antola-Crowe Kara Wolfe Heart of Illinois Hospitality Association $1,386 Total $172,306

Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology Julie Reyer Caterpillar Inc. David Zietlow / Caterpillar Inc. Steven Gutschlag Enad Mahmoud Illinois Center for Transportation Jeries Abou-Hanna Caterpillar Inc. Kerrie Schattler Illinois Center for Transportation Shannon Timpe Illinois Space Grant Consortium Enad Mahmoud Peoria County Highway System Ye Li Iowa State University Joseph Chen Caterpillar Inc. Martin Morris Winzeler Gear Joseph Driscoll Illinois Space Grant Consortium Gary Lin Caterpillar Inc. Martin Morris Los Alamos National Laboratory Jung-Woon Yoo BTD Manufacturing Yufeng Lu Illinois Space Grant Consortium Brian Huggins City of Galena, Ill. Shannon Timpe Endotronix Total

$297,987 $146,142 $112,284 $94,200 $93,435 $79,300 $52,000 $48,985 $23,784 $11,930 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $6,000 $6,000 $5,000 $1,000 $1,009,047

$140,000 $100,000 $86,158 $28,191 $25,000 $21,120 $10,842 $8,542 $5,000 $1,250 $300 $426,403

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / Foster College of Business Jiang Bo Liu / Central Illinois Radiological Bernard Goitein Associates Ltd. Total

$65,070 $65,070

Academic Affairs Julie Schifeling United Way Julie Schifeling Rotary Club of Peoria-North Total

$150,000 $1,000 $151,000

Business Affairs LeRoy Neilson Ameren Act on Energy Total

$2,000 $2,000

Continuing Education Jon Neidy Bernard Osher Foundation Total

$50,000 $50,000

Instructional Technology and Media Services Tom Hunt Illinois Arts Council Total

$179,204 $179,204

Student Affairs Dawn Koeltzow Illinois Board of Higher Education Center $46,241 Lyndsey Hawkins Illinois Board of Higher Education Center $9,000 Total $55,241 Grand Total


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“Bradley is unique in its ability to start a school of entrepreneurship and innovation. I think it’s a credit to Bradley — that collaborative nature. Everyone shared the vision that Dr. Gerry Hills put forward; the colleges embraced it, and Provost Glassman implemented it. We are just the catalysts.” — Robert Turner ’77 MBA ’78, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

The Robert and Carolyn Turner School With a plentitude of opportunities for aspiring young entrepreneurs, The Turner School of

By susan andrews

Entrepreneurship and Innovation opened in fall 2012 as the first such school established as a standalone academic unit in the nation. “The Turner School offers students a comprehensive toolbox on the path to success as entrepreneurs from opportunity recognition, to market feasibility, to business model development, to networking, to launch,” said alumnus Robert

November. More than 70 participants worked in teams to develop and pitch local tech startup ideas. Bradley students were members of all three winning teams. The first-place winner was a crowd- and social media-sourced application that will connect fans and bands with nearby venues.

Board of Trustees who, with his wife, Carolyn,

Bradley electrical engineering majors Anton

ranked among the top 20 undergraduate programs in the nation by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, advancing four spots to the 19th position in 2013.

Volkov and William Tarply won the 2013 fall semester Brave Pitch Competition in October. Their project, an HDMI box split with two video signals on a 3-D monitor, advanced them to compete in Chicago against students from other schools.

Entrepreneurship Minor and E-Scholar Program

Entrepreneurship Program Recognition

The new minor and E-Scholar curricula were

Entrepreneurs are innovators, risk takers, and

officially launched last fall and already have students enrolled from disciplines across the University with a majority being non-business majors. The minor is composed of five entrepreneurship courses while the E-Scholar program has three.


participated in Peoria Startup Weekend in

Brave Pitch Competition

Bradley’s entrepreneurship program was


Bradley students and community members

Turner, chairman of the Bradley University endowed the school.

ABOVE: Dr. Gerald Hills, left, founding director of the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with Robert Turner ’77 MBA ’78 in Westlake Hall’s atrium.

Startup Weekend

leaders, but they must also do their homework. Passion alone is not enough. Research is essential in the field of entrepreneurship as a relatively new area of academic study. Dr. Gerry Hills, chair of the Turner School of

Leading the Way in Entrepreneurship

Bradley’s undergraduate entrepreneurial program has ranked among the top 25 in the nation for the past two years by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Bradley is headquarters for the national Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), with CEO student chapters at 240 universities.

Dr. Gerald Hills, founding director, received the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award in 2012 and the Babson Lifetime Award in 2011.

of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Entrepreneurship and Innovation, co-authored

hopefuls. Sharing his personal journey to the top,

an article titled “The Entrepreneurial Marketing

he suggested that students embrace hope and

Domain: A Citation and Co-Citation Analysis”

deny fear: “Hope creates amazing things in the

in the Journal of Research in Marketing and

world. It’s a passion that won’t give up no matter

Entrepreneurship, which was chosen as a

the obstacle. Fear is the lazy person who’s not

Highly Commended Award Winner at the

doing anything with his life, stares at a goal,

2013 Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

and does nothing about it. What matters is your

He and his colleagues were honored with the

ability to keep going no matter the obstacle.”

Distinguished Research Award at the Academy of Entrepreneurship 2013 Annual Conference

to all Bradley students include the new

for their quantitative study of business owners

Entrepreneur Intern Program, the Entrepreneur

and perceived network benefits.

in Residence Program, Mentors on Call, and

In addition, Dr. Eden Blair, professor of entrepreneurship, technology, and law; Ken Klotz, managing director of the Turner Hills/Turner, Hunter: Duane Zehr; DeLazzer: Daryl Wilson

Other Turner School opportunities available

the spring semester Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker event.

School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation;

National Opportunities

and Hills were recognized as Best Conference

Bradley served as a co-host of the annual

Workshop Finalists at the 2013 U.S. Association

Research Symposium on Marketing and

of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual

Entrepreneurship along with Michigan State

Conference in San Francisco.

last August in Boston. More than 30 research

The Turner School Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series

presentations were given in conjunction with the American Marketing Association. Professors from 11 countries were in attendance.

Redbox co-founder Mike DeLazzer was the fall

The Turner School also served as the

2013 Turner School Distinguished Entrepreneur

Executive Office for the National CEO

Speaker, providing spirited engagement to an

Conference last November in Chicago with

audience filled with young entrepreneurial

nearly 1,300 students and 100 faculty.

TOP: Redbox co-founder Mike DeLazzer gave the second Turner School Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series presentation in November. BOTTOM: Junior Maggie Hunter was a member of the winning Startup Weekend team, MuzMee.


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Building a Better Workplace An outstanding benefits package may attract

managers would say it sounds good, but they

employees, but the most integral building

can’t do it because they are too big, they are in


blocks toward keeping them are trust, pride

the wrong industry, or they don’t have the money

Photography by Daryl Wilson

and camaraderie, said Dr. Jennifer Robin,

or time. Our No Excuses book shows there is

assistant professor of management and

much every manager can do. Coca-Cola is huge,

leadership at Bradley.

so we wanted information from them. Teach for

Dr. Robin and co-author Dr. Michael Burchell

what you can do when you have limited resources.

and managers at 10 workplaces for their latest

Balfour Beatty is not necessarily a company you

book, No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One. The authors chose a variety of outstanding workplaces to show that no matter what size a company is or its mission, “everything is scalable,” Robin explained. All 10 companies have appeared on national or international lists of great workplaces and represent an array of sizes and interests. Multinational Coca-Cola, nonprofit Teach for America, online shoe and clothing company Zappos, Alston & Bird law firm, Balfour Beatty construction company, Devon Energy, healthcare

OPPOSITE: Dr. Jennifer Robin and her co-author, Dr. Michael Burchell, interviewed leaders at 10 workplaces considered among the best nationally and internationally for their book No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One.


America is a nonprofit, so we wanted to know

interviewed CEOs, human resources directors,

think of as being warm and fuzzy, and Accenture — talk about not having time,” Robin said. “We found the biggest difference between great workplace managers and not-so-great ones is that effective managers saw the challenge and decided to do it anyway. They didn’t let what they can’t do stop them from doing what they can do,” Robin noted. “We talk about the importance of that attitude. The remaining chapters take every one of the excuses we heard and knock them down.” Robin uses some of the examples in her book

leader Mayo Clinic, Whole Foods Market,

when talking about organizational culture in

consulting firm Accenture, and computer storage

undergraduate courses. However, the book

and data management company NetApp round

applies most directly to Bradley’s Executive MBA

out the list of employers featured in the book.

program: “Many of our students are faced with

A “can-do” guide for employers, the book

the challenges in the book. Either they make

was written in response to the authors’ first

excuses themselves or are surrounded by people

book, The Great Workplace: How to Build It,

who make excuses. We started with a few

How to Keep It, and Why It Matters. “When

naysayers, but by the end, most were eager to

we made presentations after our first book,

try the strategies in their own organizations.”

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Contemporary Neuroscience and Addiction By Susan Andrews Photography by Duane Zehr


In the 1970s, the same decade President

and subsequent drug usage, Koeltzow studied

Richard Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,”

rats reared in an enriched environment versus

cocaine, a powerfully addictive stimulant, gained

those reared in a standard cage. Environmental

widespread popularity and was considered the

richness may include novel objects, tunnels

champagne of illegal drugs. By the mid-1980s

and running wheels. He found the response to

and the early 1990s, crack cocaine use became

cocaine for those reared in an enriched environ-

rampant, especially in major U.S. cities. “Crack

ment was attenuated, and they were less likely to

cocaine is delivered immediately to the brain,

be addicted to cocaine versus those housed alone.

leaving people feeling as if they want and need

This situation may ultimately provide insight

more,” said Dr. Tim Koeltzow, associate

into the mechanisms by which some people show

professor of psychology at Bradley.

resilience to stress or protection from addiction.

Ten years ago, Koeltzow began investigating

Individual responses to threat, according

the increased vulnerability to substance abuse

to Koeltzow, are a function of environmental

for adolescents with ADHD. There may be three

variability times the interaction of genetics

distinct reasons why ADHD might be linked

and environment. Understanding how genes

to substance abuse: (1) individuals with ADHD

and environment interact to promote addiction

may take drugs to self-medicate the symptoms;

is a key focus of contemporary neuroscience.

(2) the drug treatment may paradoxically promote

Koeltzow cautions against the idea that

drug craving; and (3) the impulsive nature of

enrichment is always good or will be the main

those with ADHD may simply lead them to

focus of future treatment. “What we are finding

make bad decisions in terms of drug usage.

in the lab is that if rats are exposed to the

To address the second possibility, Koeltzow

novelty of an enriched environment for the first

utilized a rat model with certain features of

time when they are also exposed to cocaine,

ADHD and delivered equal doses of the drug

we see an increase in the long-term sensitivity

Ritalin either continuously or multiple times

to cocaine,” he said. “Clearly, the effect of drugs

a day. His research indicated that taking the

has something to do with the context in which

drug multiple times a day promoted subsequent

drugs are taken. We need to further study how

cocaine-seeking. “If the drug was given

novelty and the environment interact with drug

continuously, the dopamine levels were only

actions, particularly in the prefrontal cortex.”

modestly elevated but enough to block irrelevant

Koeltzow is representative of Bradley’s faculty

events from demands on attention. It appears

in his student-centered focus in building strong

that dopamine synapses adapt to the continuous

foundational skills. “The primary objective

presence of Ritalin, which actually leads to a

of my lab is to encourage students to solve

diminished sensitivity to cocaine. This finding

problems or do something that no one has ever

means that individuals taking sustained-release

done before,” he said. “That work might be

medications should actually be at reduced

designing, analyzing, or interpreting a new

risk of addiction.”

experiment and then presenting at a national

Stress is also a factor that promotes substance

conference or publishing a paper.”

abuse and relapse though Koeltzow notes there

Koeltzow’s hope for his students is to serve

may be an important distinction between good

humankind and, ultimately, all organisms to the

stress and bad stress: “Initially, something may

best of their ability. “One day, I hope that just

prove stressful, but just as we gather strength in

as we can test insulin levels to detect diabetes,

subsequent physical workout sessions, so can we

we have biological diagnostics that measure

become impervious to subsequent stressors.”

the physiological parameters indicative of

To assess the impact of stress on drug taking

OPPOSITE: Dr. Tim Koeltzow, left, with psychology major Brent Baker. Koeltzow began his neuroscience studies in the 1990s. Although he is interested in all areas of psychology, his primary focus is on the biological basis of behavior and mental processes.

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The Future of Regenerative Medicine Is Now By CLARA MILES Photography by Duane Zehr

While many researchers spend their entire careers hoping to achieve just one life-altering breakthrough, Dr. Craig Cady, associate professor of biology at Bradley, contributed to two medical advances in one year.

Cady, who is well known for his work with stem

similar appearance to an embryo), Lipovsky and Koch

cells, specializes in regenerative medicine. Whether he

only achieved limited beating on the periphery. They then

is differentiating induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells

changed their approach to a monolayer, or “sandwich,”

or assisting with a medical procedure, Cady’s research

form that is grown flat in a dish.

already is helping humankind.

Differentiating Cells to Cure Disease

expected to see maximum beating at Day 9. For 17 days,

Since bringing iPS cells to the University three years ago,

they considered starting over … until Lipovsky discovered

Cady and his student research assistants have embarked

beating on Day 26. “It’s really moving to see; it’s almost

on the challenging task of differentiating, or transforming,

emotional,” Cady said of the achievement. “Frankly, in the

the generic cells into specific functioning cells. Last spring,

laboratory, to see striking results is quite rare. We’re usually

one of the studies performed by his students Kate Lipovsky

looking at data points on a graph; this is on a different

(pictured at right with Cady) and Erin Koch resulted in his


lab’s first real success in this area — the creation of beating heart cells. After beginning with a 3-D form that cultures iPS cells in an orb-like cluster called an embryoid body (due to its


Because their monolayer protocol was based on one published at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, they

Although the cells’ synchronized beating was evidence that the team had created both human heart and pacemaker cells, a verification process confirmed that fact. The routine procedure called immunocytochemistry binds antibodies

UNDERSTANDING iPS CELLS Like embryonic stem cells, iPS cells are capable of becoming any cell in the body, allowing scientists to avoid the ethical issues traditionally associated with embryonic stem cell research because iPS cells are made from adult cells. And, because an adult’s own cells could be used to generate iPS cells, an individual could have new cells made without the risk of tissue rejection. View a video of Dr. Craig Cady discussing his stem cell research and see the beating heart cells created in his lab at

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with specific fluorescent color tags to the cells’

was blue and immediately inserted a tube from

proteins. If successful, the cells will appear with

her throat to her lungs, so she could breathe.

those specific colors when evaluated under a

A CT scan revealed she was born with tracheal

fluorescent light microscope, which is exactly

agenesis — the lack of a complete trachea.

what happened in Cady’s lab.

This condition required Warren to have both

The hope for this research is that it could one day lead to a treatment for heart failure — the leading cause of death in the United States.

FIGHTING PARKINSON’S Dr. Craig Cady heavily focuses on Parkinson’s disease research in addition to heart disease. In fact, his student research assistants plan to try differentiating iPS cells into dopaminergic neurons. Since patients with Parkinson’s have a lack of dopamine in their brains, the creation of dopamine-producing neurons would be the first step toward finding a treatment — or possibly a cure — for the devastating movement disorder.

Dr. Mark Holterman, a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Illinois, learned of

According to Cady,

Warren’s plight while on a business trip in Seoul.

“All cardiologists can

He soon returned to meet with her parents,

do now is keep giving

Darryl and Young Mi, offering to help find a

patients drugs to

solution that might save the girl; it took him

reduce the stress on

two years to make the surgery a reality.

their hearts. Eventu-

As the only tracheal implant surgeon in the

ally, they die unless

world, Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, professor of

they receive a trans-

regenerative surgery at the Karolinska Institutet

plant.” That is until

in Stockholm, was vital to the procedure. He

the iPS differentiating

quickly agreed to lead the surgery and donate

procedure is perfected.

all his time with additional assistance by Dr. Rick

Imagine someone

Pearl, head of pediatric surgery at the Children’s

has a heart attack.

Hospital. Keith Steffen and Margaret Gustafson,

The physician could

CEO and president at OSF Saint Francis Medical

collect some of the

Center and the Children’s Hospital respectively,

person’s skin cells and

then gave approval to move forward with the

insert the four stem

surgery in Peoria, with OSF agreeing to assume

cell-associated genes

all costs. The next challenge was finding the right

into them to produce iPS cells. Then, the iPS

nanofiber material for the trachea and obtaining

cells would be differentiated into new heart cells

FDA approval, which was granted due to

— customized to the individual’s body — that

Warren’s otherwise low hope of survival.

could be injected into the heart to repair the damage, all without the risk of rejection.

Applying Skill to Give New Hope

Cady and his lab were the final pieces of the puzzle. Applying his expertise in stem cell biology, he helped complete the trachea’s preparation. Warren was given G-CSF, a drug

Due to his experience working with stem cells,

to induce stem cell production in the blood.

Cady was recruited for a pivotal role in a

The team waited five days before collecting

groundbreaking surgery that occurred in April

and isolating the cells used to line the nanofiber

2013. He provided the technical expertise

trachea, a process that was performed inside

necessary to successfully generate a tissue-

an ultra-sterile bioreactor created specifically

engineered bioartificial trachea for transplant

for this purpose by the BioSpherix company

into 2-year-old Hannah Warren — the first

of Lacona, N.Y.

such transplant in the United States.


breathing and feeding tubes to live.

On the morning of the surgery, Feras Altwal,

When Warren was born, the doctors in her

Cady’s graduate research assistant, collected

Seoul, South Korea-based hospital noticed she

some cells from the bioartificial trachea and

delivered them to Cady in his Olin Hall

Hannah was a great inspiration to the team.”

lab for evaluation. Using a live/dead assay,

In the end, her surgery showed the world that

Cady determined the cells had attached and

using a patient’s own stem cells is now a real

were healthy and expanding, so he made the

and viable medical option.

final call to say the surgery was a go. Nine hours later, the procedure concluded,

Cady is part of a group working to establish

and the entire team waited. In the following

a regenerative medicine team in Peoria, which

weeks, Warren’s recovery was slow and steady.

he believes is the next logical step in advancing

Eventually, her parents could sleep in the same

this field. “Due to the need for multiple areas

room with her and her grandparents could touch

of advanced expertise and the high cost of the

her, all for the first time. She also tasted her first

latest medical technologies,” he explained, “the

lollipop, actually walked down the hall, and

formation of collaborative, high-performing

experienced something she never imagined —

teams is essential.”

petting a dog. Unfortunately, Warren died on July 6 due

Warren: OSF / Jim Carlson

Having learned so much in the process,

ABOVE: Two-year-old Hannah Warren was the world’s youngest recipient of a bioartificial trachea. The transplant surgery — conducted at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria — was performed by a world-class team of doctors with an assist from Dr. Craig Cady, associate professor of biology at Bradley, and his graduate research assistant, Feras Altwal. The men helped evaluate the health and expansion of the cells implanted on the nanofiber trachea before the procedure.

Tackling New Challenges

to complications found during, but not related

Despite all his success to date, Cady continues

to, her surgery. Her passing devastated not

to seek answers to the complex questions in

only those directly involved in the transplant

medicine. He will use every technology available

but everyone who followed her story in the

to him to realize more advances right here at

international news. However, her parents, the

Bradley: “Large institutions certainly contribute

doctors, and researchers believe it was worth it,

to the field of neuroscience or heart research or

with Cady later commenting on her immeasur-

cancer, but the smaller institutions also have a

able contribution to the field of regenerative

voice and can contribute to this area … and I

medicine: “She and her family were pioneers.

think we’ve made some great progress.”

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Dr. José Sánchez, assistant professor of electrical

resolution enhancement compression (REC).

and computer engineering, explained that spatial

This approach not only increases the transmitted

resolution, or the overall detail, is a factor

energy while minimizing power but also enhanc-

affecting the quality of an ultrasonic image.

es bandwidth to improve axial resolution.

Improving that detail has the potential to improve the diagnostic qualities of ultrasound images. In ultrasound imaging, axial resolution ABOVE: In addition to his on-campus research, Dr. José Sánchez receives international assistance from colleagues at the University of Lyon in France, which has specialized arraybased imaging equipment. Noting the time difference, Sánchez said, “I wake up, and the data is waiting for me to process. This partnership gives me the opportunity to run experiments at a much quicker pace.” View a video of Sánchez discussing his imaging research at

before we can push this technology onto clinical scanners,” he said about the timeline for his

indicates what the minimum spacing between

work. “I am just beginning to look into REC and

two structures should be, helping distinguish

hybrid coded excitation techniques on ultrasonic

them, he added. Imaging is improved as the

array-based systems. If all goes well, an educated

ultrasound system’s bandwidth increases.

guess would be five to 10 years.”

High-frequency systems tend to have larger

Sánchez’s goal is to develop an ultrasonic

bandwidth, but as frequency increases, the

imaging system that transmits a pre-enhanced

sound intensity decreases while there also is

“chirp,” the coded excitation waveform used

a reduction in the depth of penetration.

in REC. Through senior projects with Bradley

To deal with this trade-off between spatial

students, he has worked on the platform for

resolution and penetration depth, the amplitude

coded excitation and real-time processing of data

can be increased for the excitation signal. That

with a general purpose graphic processing unit

increase in power also increases pressure that

(GPGPU). “With single-element sources, research

could have side effects, such as heating or

could take up to an hour,” Sánchez noted.

damaging body tissue.

“With a multiple-element source, it can be done

Sánchez, who holds undergraduate and


“There is still much research to be completed

instantaneously. Because we need to compress

graduate degrees from Bradley, is seeking a way

the received signal, more processing is required.

to improve image quality using coded excitation

Using a GPGPU, we are able to process the data

and a pulse compression technique known as

in real time as a conventional system would.”

Advances in Enhanced Imaging By Bob Grimson Photography by Ethan Zentz

Physicians in the future may detect tumors at earlier stages and pinpoint treatments toward specific cancers, possibly even make diagnoses without the need for biopsies.

Now, he is acquiring data and developing digital signal-processing technology to transmit amplitude- and frequency-modulated coded

but he needs to further research REC techniques in array-based systems. In the future, when REC research moves into

signals using multiple-element sources to make

the medical community, it could provide doctors

imaging equipment smaller, less expensive

with more information through better resolution

and more accurate.

of images, improved contrast and automatic

A waveform generator is used to produce electric impulses. Electric voltage is put through a transducer that converts it to a pressure

tumor delineation. “All my work up to last year was focused on using a single-element source,” Sánchez said,

wave. Then, that wave “bounces” back and

adding that these sources are the simplest way

is processed in a computer to create an image.

to test the physics of the problem but have

He works to encode those electric impulses

limitations that prevent them being used in

with a special binary code that affects the

a clinical setting.

impulses and, hopefully, results in a better ultrasound image.

Detecting Tumors Earlier

He said his interest in this research was piqued while earning his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering in 2010. “I pursued this field because of my passion with signal

Sánchez also researches quantitative ultrasound

processing and its potential to improve medical

techniques (QUS), which are used to study the

technology,” said Sánchez, who survived a

microstructure of tissue and may allow doctors

rare form of testicular cancer. “My mentality

to detect some cancers, usually those that are

going in, and as a cancer survivor, was any

not too deep in the body such as breast,

contribution that could impact people’s lives

thyroid, prostate, cervical and testicular tumors.

is critical. Add signal processing, and you have

Differentiating between tumors might be

a match made in heaven.”

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Dr. Derek Montgomery administers the day-and-night task, a test that may help identify preschoolers at risk for later ADHD diagnoses. Early intervention may help children learn strategies to pay attention and focus on self-control before they have difficulties in school.


Early Diagnosis Key to ADHD Intervention Professor and Chair of Bradley’s Psychology

Children who showed variable response times

Department Dr. Derek Montgomery hopes his

also did poorly on the day-and-night task. “This

research will prove to be effective in identifying

connection is meaningful,” he explained. “It


preschoolers at risk for later attention deficit

could be response variability is an objective way

Photography by Duane Zehr

hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses, a step

to determine if a child is at risk for inhibition

that would ultimately help them as they enter the

problems and ADHD. The younger the child,

classroom. Symptoms of the disorder in children

the easier it is to intervene. If we can identify

include overactivity and difficulty staying focused

preschoolers at risk, it is much easier to help

and controlling behavior.

train them than when they are 12 or 15.”

“I have always wondered why a subset of

Montgomery said training methods are already

children have difficulty with our tests. When they

in place for young children: “Many innovative

walk into a room, I see no obvious differences,”

preschool programs suggest ways to help

Montgomery said. “I think the roots of later

children learn strategies to pay attention and

problems children have in school may lie in those

learn self-control. These programs are time-

subtle task difficulties some kids experience.”

consuming and expensive, so it makes sense

Montgomery’s research involves administering a day-and-night task in which preschoolers are asked to say the opposite of what they see when shown pictures of stars and the sun. “This tests their inhibition and self-control,”

to identify children who are at risk and make sure they are included in them.” Recent graduate Alexandra Bluell and current students Kristine Nichols and Klaudia Pajor assisted Montgomery with his research, which

he said. “The children have to stop themselves

was presented in April 2013 at the International

from saying what they would typically say.

Conference of the Society for Research and

Inhibition is a key issue for children with

Child Development (SRCD) in Seattle.


The next step in his research will be to

“One of the strongest predictors of ADHD

determine if there is a link between children with

is response variability,” he added. “When we

highly variable responses and behavior problems

administer a task to children, we notice that

during the preschool years. “This link has been

every now and then, some children have a rather

studied with older children, but nobody has

long lapse between a stimulus and the response.

looked at younger children,” Montgomery

These slow responses reflect inattention. Nobody

noted. “Researchers are starting to develop

has closely studied the relevance of these subtle,

exciting new ways to objectively assess individual

periodic lapses in preschoolers before.”

differences in preschoolers’ attention and control. Our research contributes to these efforts.”

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Athletes Flip for Motion Flipping an oversized tire weighing as much

the DPT curriculum, and our students are

as 500 pounds has become a popular exercise

expected to complete a research project with

among athletes. Now, the workout technique is

the assistance of a faculty member. The bar

the subject of a research project for two students

is set high with the expectation to disseminate

in Bradley’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)

their findings at either a state or national level.

program. Incorporating Dartfish motion analysis

In fact, 12 students from the third-year class

software, the students’ research compares the

presented their research in February at the

stance typically used when flipping tires to an

APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas,

alternate stance developed by Bradley alumnus

the most well-attended conference for the

Joe Terry.

profession of physical therapy.”

The owner of the Human Performance Lab in Metamora, Ill., Terry hopes the research will

An Innovative Approach

show that the method he advocates for flipping

Joe Oloffson and John Zegar, both second-year

tires is safer than the technique commonly used.

students in the three-year DPT program, have

Terry had attended a continuing education

undertaken Terry’s proposed research project.

course at Bradley in which physical therapy

Using a high-speed camera, they took videos

graduates were encouraged to submit research

of 18 athletes using two tire-flipping methods.

ideas. “As clinicians in the field, we were asked

“With Dartfish video technology, we are

what questions we have that aren’t being

analyzing joint angles used during lifts,” Zegar

answered,” Terry said, noting he brought the

said. “We can see the amount of angular velocity

research idea to Physical Therapy and Health

athletes are able to produce during lifts and can

Science Assistant Professor Joe Kelly.

determine the effectiveness of the lifts. We are

“Evidence-based clinical practice begins with researching current trends,” Kelly said. “Fresh

that produces more angular velocity is better.

ideas from clinicians, such as Joe Terry, create

We’re also looking at whether one technique

wonderful learning opportunities for our DPT

is safer than the other.”

students. Clinical research is a strong thread in


working from the hypothesis that the technique

Oloffson and Zegar are sifting through data


By NANCY RIDGEWAY Photography by Duane Zehr

and making correlations. “We are trying to

take videos of people engaging in

paint a picture, and right now, we don’t know

large, dynamic movements such as

what it will look like,” Oloffson said. “We’re

swinging a baseball bat or a tennis

hoping to learn which is the best form with the

racquet, or punting a football.

least possibility of incurring injury and which

“Students can compare a novice

is best for strength and conditioning.”

and an expert,” Kelly added.

The students noted Dartfish video technology has many applications in educational, corporate and individual settings. For instance, it is used

“They can look at differences in technique by comparing angles and postures.” Students analyze the videos, watching for

during Olympics coverage to show two athletes

indicators such as a weakness in a muscle group.

on an overlapping screen as they progress

“We can see impairments in technique and

through a competition such as skiing. In

connect that to exercise to help correct the faulty

some running stores, customers are videotaped

movement. On a larger scale, it’s what we would

running, so they can buy the shoes that fit their

instruct for physical therapy students,” Kelly said.

running styles. The software can be used in

Kelly began using Dartfish in undergraduate

coaching, sports performance and physical

and graduate classes in spring 2012 with positive

therapy applications.

response. While the software has been available

An Undergraduate Advantage

commercially for several years, it entered academia toward the end of 2011.

Kelly also uses Dartfish when teaching a motion

“This is a fresh approach,” Kelly noted.

analysis class, the final course for health science

“Students can have access on their personal

majors. “In health science, we look at human

laptops, which takes the learning opportunity

movement as being a biological marker to

out of the classroom. I am pleased by our

health,” Kelly said. “How well we move reflects

students’ acceptance of it. We are using equipment

how well we manage our day-to-day activities or

at the undergraduate level that is usually utilized

how we can perform from an athletic perspective.”

only at the graduate level.”

TOP: Mike Holloway, a second-year student in Bradley’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and a strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates a new method for flipping tires developed by alumnus Joe Terry. A motion analysis of the method includes (from left) Phase 1: safe posture protecting the lower back; Phase 2: primary force production; Phases 3 and 4: transition of hand placement to push the tire and maintain momentum; and Phases 5 and 6: final execution to complete the tire flip. ABOVE: From left, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Health Science Joe Kelly and second-year DPT students John Zegar and Joe Oloffson discuss research using a camera and Dartfish software to determine if the new technique is safer.

Using their cell phone cameras, students can

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Bonding Across Disciplines: Business and Engineering When three teams of motivated students — engineering and business majors — joined forces in the inaugural convergence capstone projects By KAREN METZINGER Photography by Duane Zehr

to solve problems for high-profile clients, they did not disappoint. Seeds were planted for the success of future integrated projects within the Foster College of Business and the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology.


“The concept of convergence has been talked

it happen. We blur the academic lines, and our

about on this campus and many other campuses

students work together for an extended amount

for a number of years,” said Dr. Darrell Radson,

of time.”

dean of the Foster College of Business. “The

Dr. Lex Akers, dean of the Caterpillar College

underlying concept is that both business and

of Engineering and Technology, noted that much

engineering students will be more highly

has been learned through the convergence

educated when they learn to collaborate on

projects, which he compared to “designing an

projects here and then take those skills into the

airplane in flight.” Coursework is being prepared

workplace. But talk is only talk; action is where

for a series of classes during junior year that will

it really lies, and at Bradley, we are able to make

equip students with the skill sets necessary to

LEFT: Dr. Marty Morris, left, professor of mechanical engineering and Bradley alumnus, works on the solar photovoltaic system with James Stout, Kelsy Schmidbauer, alumnus Darrin Johnston, Kyle Palmer, Daniel Kopec and Alec Gialamas. The senior business and engineering majors combined their knowledge and skill sets to deliver a cost-effective mounting system for the solar panels and marketing recommendations to their client. Not pictured are team members Wayne Bowdish and Greg Fehlau. MIDDLE: Junior Kaitlyn Sliwski, clients Jeff Green and Dave Finn, junior Ben Knippel, and seniors Jeffrey Shen, Adriana Duron, and Tori Scotti review the radiant heater redesign the convergence team developed for Green Global LLC. Originally patented by a European company, the students were tasked with redesigning the heater to meet U.S. building codes. Not pictured are team members Alex Wilson and Jeffrey Smith. RIGHT: Seniors Emily Schaefer, Daniel Romane, Bradley Krafft, and Bradley LaFary demonstrate with Dr. Kalyani Nair, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, the hemodialysis catheter they designed for ELGCo, an LLC specializing in medical device innovation. The project is in the patent process. Not pictured are team members Josh Ray, Eric Winterton, Jesse Rieker and Michael Sotiros.

launch into the projects much faster. “Bonding

would benefit from the cost-effective measures

the teams a year earlier also will enhance

and include PV as part of their power-generation

rapport,” he added. “Five new capstone projects

solution. The client charged the team with

are well under way from the fall semester.

analyzing the PV industry and market segments,

Students are working together, enhancing their

estimating market potential, identifying future

leadership skills, and solving real-life problems

obstacles, benchmarking top competitors and

for clients.”

analyzing their business models, interviewing

Both deans agreed that their respective

selected and potential customers to define needs,

students learned the value of their peers’

creating and evaluating alternate business

knowledge as they broke down stereotypical

models, and recommending a course of action

barriers, demystified their majors, and learned

and implementation plan.

each other’s unique terminology to foster clear

The overall objective of the PV project

communication. Professors, college advisory

was to cut the cost of generating electricity.

board members, and clients were impressed with

The driving forces in the industry analysis were

the depth and level of skill the undergraduates

rising fuel prices, technological advancements,

honed during the yearlong process on the

and government mandates and incentives.

following three convergence projects.

The team determined the outlook for PV

ONLINE Visit to view a video about the convergence of engineering and business.

is positive as petroleum prices are driving

Solar Photovoltaic System Engineering advisers: Dr. John Engdahl and

Dr. Marty Morris

customers to the PV market. Both the engineering and business students interviewed a sampling of dealers in the network

Business advisers: Ken Klotz and Carey Novak

who would be selling the product and learned

Due to explosive growth in the solar photo-

need to consider when designing and marketing

voltaic panel (PV) market over the past five

the solar panel. Overall profitability and

years, a client wanting to incorporate PV into

a three- to seven-year return on investment

its electric power generation portfolio set a goal

were priorities.

for this convergence team: design a significantly lower-cost PV-mounting system so customers

of the wide diversity of requirements they would

“We worked toward an understanding of the product and each other’s language in

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terms of business students communicating

factories and warehouses. However, the technology

with engineering students,” business major

was created in Europe, and when installed here,

Kelsy Schmidbauer said. “We also learned

some of the components and fittings were not

to balance client expectations in a timeline.”

compatible with U.S. building codes. They were

Initially, they designed and analyzed three prototypes of solar panel mounting systems: the fixed vertical tube, the fixed tilted tube,

tasked with redesigning the heater to eliminate defects in the original model. Radiant heating units work by warming

and the one-axis tracking panel. They evaluated

stainless steel tubes that emit infrared heat. The

each model in terms of installation and structural

tubes are positioned to radiate heat toward the

component cost as well as the levelized cost of

floor and can present an energy cost savings of

generating energy over a 25-year period.

30 to 75 percent, depending on the application.

After several iterations, the team recommended

The team worked together to determine

the fixed vertical tube design for the client.

how to maintain product differentiation while

They simplified the structure, kept the costs

reducing costs since the original heater, although

relatively low, and improved its performance.

highly differentiated, is expensive and complicated

Understanding that one design will not work

to produce.

for every customer in every location, they also

The business students researched the

created a system evaluator tool to help facilitate

commercial heating industry in terms of

the answer to two critical questions: Can the PV

building size for potential clients nationwide.

produce customer value? If so, in what locations?

They examined branding and product differen-

The system evaluator tool is basically

tiators, conducted an industry and competitor

a spreadsheet that takes into account many

analysis, and produced a financial pro forma.

engineering and business inputs to produce

They also reviewed climate and population

an output for a given system. It offers solutions

density maps to determine target markets for

in four metrics: payback period, net present

the heater and gave the clients an estimate

value, internal rate of return, and levelized

for the radiant heating market.

cost of electricity. Keeping cost as a key component, they

However, compiled feedback from potential clients “became the most critical component

also made marketing recommendations based

in the project,” explained marketing major

on research of 100 countries to determine which

Tori Scotti. “Our interviews proved that up-front

locations are most feasible and financially

costs were critical to consumers, and we worked

attractive for the product.

side-by-side with the engineering students to make sure we were speaking the same language.”

Green Global Energy Radiant Heater Engineering adviser: Dr. Marty Morris


After the business students provided the engineering students with market research that

Business adviser: Ken Klotz

affected the heater’s redesign, the engineering

In 2012, the clients bought the assets of a failed

existing heater, allowing the clients to go into the

business and set up a new company with the

program and make adjustments. The analytical

intent to market an improved product. They gave

model predicts temperature, distance along the

this convergence team patented technology for

pipe, and heat output, helping to drive the design

a low-intensity infrared radiant heating system

of a superior reflector while lowering material

used to warm large, open spaces such as

costs. The team also furnished the clients with

students developed an analytical model like the

a thermodynamic model of a radiantly heated

procedure for kidney-failure patients, and,

space, so the clients could compare the efficiency

according to research, 50 percent of traditional

of forced-air heating and radiant heating to

catheters fail within 12 weeks. With a goal

prove cost savings to customers.

of designing a catheter that does not damage

They redesigned the heater with an M-shaped

the vein nor reduce blood flow, accounting/

stainless steel reflector for increased efficiency

economics major Bradley Krafft noted,

and corrosion resistance. The team decided

“We had to get up to speed understanding

to incorporate a device to preheat the incoming

hemodialysis itself because one of the most

air to increase energy-saving efficiency and

important tools is learning the client’s business.”

provide a simple, inexpensive and persuasive

During their first semester on the project,

product differentiator. While reducing material

students concentrated on understanding the market

costs by 20 percent, part count by 30 to 40

and identifying customer needs by conducting

percent, and reflector material costs by 45

in-depth interviews with local nephrologists

percent, the redesigned system increased

and others in the medical field, including

the radiation reflected by 83 percent.

business managers and a dialysis center’s director

The students’ research showed that

of operations. Their professional input was

performance contracts are popular with

factored into the product design and business

schools as well as companies, so the team

model. These experts affirmed that fibrin buildup

recommended that Green Global Energy

and cutting costs are major concerns, and the

partner with corporations such as Honeywell,

statistics they provided helped with the market

Johnson Controls and Chevron.

research. The team also reviewed current patents that are not on the market and compared their

ELGCo Hemodialysis Catheter

design process against current standards. They

Engineering adviser: Dr. Kalyani Nair

found no design that centers the catheter in the

Business adviser: Ken Klotz

vein and off the vein wall.

An internationally renowned interventional

recommended the engineers develop a catheter

radiologist, inventor, and founder of ELGCo

with NiTinol, a shape-memory alloy used

challenged this convergence team to design a

in stents. Following his suggestion, the team

cost-effective hemodialysis catheter. With an

designed and developed two 3-D models

average annual cost of $80,000, a single dialysis

and 2-D drawings with dimensions and specs.

Toward the end of the process, the client

patient’s treatment is a significant incentive

The project is now in the patent process and

for the medical community to find ways to

is positioned as a cost-saving device that combats

reduce expenses. A specialist in medical device

fibrin sheath buildup for improved blood flow

innovation and development, the client tasked


the team with designing a device that can be

By extending the catheter’s lifespan, the

positioned off the vein wall to reduce fibrin

number and frequency of invasive procedures

sheath buildup. He also gave them a size

dialysis patients experience will be reduced.

limitation to ease the catheter’s insertion.

If patented, the business model expectation

Focused on a project development business

is for ELGCo to be acquired by a major

model, his intent is to sell the concept

healthcare company.

to a mature device company. The team learned that hemodialysis is a

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“Charlye,” Batesville, Arkansas


“Besida,” Rochester, New York

Hunting for the Shot For an art professor who had no experience with

to view the images her students submitted for

guns, Margaret LeJeune discovered a new world

their critique. “I was shocked to see the majority

of photographic inspiration rooted in women

of students took photos of themselves hunting

hunters in Batesville, Ark., in 2007.

or posed with guns,” said the Bradley assistant

During her first year teaching at Lyon

professor of photography. “It was from this

College in Batesville, LeJeune assigned her

experience that the seed of my Modern Day

Photo I class to take self-portraits. Born and

Diana series was planted.”

raised in Rochester, N.Y., she wasn’t prepared

By KAREN METZINGER Photography by Margaret LeJeune

Realizing that a photographic exploration

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“Cindy,” Bethesda, Arkansas

of hunting might be a way to connect with her

socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as the genre

students and the community, the project “became

of hunting they participated in, such as big-game

a way for me to explore, analyze, and visually

hunting or hunting for food,” explained LeJeune.

communicate my intellectual curiosity.” The Modern Day Diana series, named

to four hours. Photographed with a 4-by-5 view

after the Roman goddess of the hunt, evolved

camera, each scene was composed under a dark

over several years, depicting formal portraits

cloth, and LeJeune informally interviewed each

of female hunters in their home environments.

woman about her experiences in the sport

“By examining their domestic spaces, I showed

of hunting.

the diversity of the hunters, including their


The portrait sittings would usually last two

LeJeune said she has received accolades

ABOVE: Margaret LeJeune, assistant professor of photography at Bradley, earned a BA in studio art at Nazareth College of Rochester, N.Y., and an MFA in photography/visual studies from Visual Studies Workshop, also in Rochester. She has had international teaching experiences in Egypt, France and the Netherlands. A member of the Society of Photographic Education, the College Art Association, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, LeJeune plans to continue her Modern Day Diana series, specifically targeting women hunters in the Midwest.

“Rose and Robin,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

for the work and was invited to give an image-

who hunt (DIVA) has helped me reach a wider

makers presentation at the 2012 Society for

audience, and I continue to receive emails and

Photographic Education (SPE) conference in

calls from women who would like to be part

San Francisco. The series also was recognized

of the series,” LeJeune added. “These intimate

by the curator of photographs at New York

portraits question the relationship between

City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) with

the home — traditionally a woman’s place —

a Curator’s Choice Award at the Center, Santa Fe

and the hunting world — typically a masculine

competition. The Modern Day Diana has been


featured on and “An international network of females

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Researching the Behavioral Effects of Alcohol Use


Dr. Amy Bacon, assistant professor of psychology, oversees Bradley’s new Stress, Emotion, and Alcohol Laboratory (SEA Lab) designed to study college students’ drinking habits and factors influencing that behavior through both laboratory and survey research.

Nationally, alcohol use, abuse, and dependence

students drink, to improve treatments for

are among the biggest health problems and are

destructive drinking behaviors, and to identify

major research priorities.

students who will struggle with post-college

Bradley is one of about 15 universities in the country to have a lab that investigates

The pre-screened study participants are served

this topic in a setting that resembles an actual

alcohol in the simulated bar based on varying

drinking atmosphere. “Most universities that

scenarios that elicit behavioral responses. These

have research bar labs are larger state schools,”

responses are recorded by the student research

Bacon said. “We are the smallest institution

assistants and monitored by Bacon.

that I am aware of to have such a facility.”

One of the primary reasons college students

Unlike most larger institutions, Bacon’s

drink is to cope with stress due to social situations

lab assistants are undergraduates who observe

and relationships, depression and internal bad

and gather data. Six students worked with

feelings. “These students are different from

her last spring, learning complex protocols

students who drink to be social, to feel good,

associated with the study that will prepare

or who may believe drinking is integral to college

them for advanced research in competitive

life as portrayed in movies such as Animal

graduate schools.

House,” Bacon said. “The latter group will likely

Participants in these studies must be 21

Bacon: Duane Zehr

drinking issues.

mature out of their college drinking habits while

years old and have completed a comprehensive

the others may be at greater risk of having

interview process that includes information

lifelong drinking problems.”

about medical history, medications, age and

OPPOSITE PAGE: Drinking in college is often glamorized in the movies. College students, the heaviest-drinking demographic group, may experience undesirable outcomes from binge and other drinking behaviors. Dr. Amy Bacon and her student researchers focus their studies on participants who drink to cope with major life challenges versus those who drink socially.

The research findings will assist Bacon in

other factors. Bacon’s chief priority is to ensure

collaborating with colleagues who are engaged

a safe and monitored environment while working

in the treatment and prevention of alcohol abuse

to better understand why and how college

in college students.

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Poetry’s Afterlife and the Aesthetic Hereafter By KEVIN STEIN

Illinois Poet Laureate Photography by Daryl Wilson

While I understood well how poetry animated

had dragged him first to Denny’s for Thursday’s

students in my classroom, I wasn’t prepared

fried chicken special, then for some poetry.

for this.

He shook my hand, summoning, “Buddy, that

If poetry is dead, the word had not yet reached Mendota, Ill., this prairie burg. On

Decoded, what he’d said meant the experience

the night of my poetry reading in the village’s

wasn’t as painful as he’d expected, that he’d

Carnegie Library, more than 200 folks arced

followed at least some of what I’d read, that

around the room on chairs and carpet, spilling

for him poetry always had been foreign language

into the hallway. They’d come not so much

from a distant land but now at least he knew

for me but for the announcement of the town’s

enough of its strange tongue to order a suitable

poetry contest winners, participants ranging

beer. This momentary society of self, art, and

from schoolkids to the blue-haired set.

other — poetry’s afterlife — tendered scent of

Stillness settled ankle deep about the room. The audience harbored reverence for the notion

plowed dirt and green shoots’ sudden coming.

of poetry, something they considered a private

Poetry Is Dead?

matter of public import. That scene, both

Like most poets writing today, I grew up with

Rockwellian and surreal, evoked poetry as

the notion that poetry is knock, knock, knocking

cultural happening. Men in ill-fitting Sunday

on heaven’s door. My teachers, my peers, and

suits and guys in overalls puddled beside their

many literary journals reminded me that I am

wives, dutiful husbands hauled out on an

merely bloodying my knuckles.

April evening better suited for planting corn. Gushing parents photographed their award-

While such notion has its allures, it is beguiling hooey. Poetry today enjoys a spirited

winning kid beside me holding the certificate

afterlife. Its aesthetic hereafter has come despite,

suitable for framing. Destined to sleep dust-

or perhaps because of, decades of commentary

bunnied under the bed, that photo marked

diagnosing American poetry as gravely moribund

the child’s achievement with a Kodak moment.

if not already deceased. For a fated art supposedly

Poetry still carried societal street cred in this

pushing up aesthetic daisies, poetry these days is

community, where writing a winning poem

up and about in the streets, schools, universities,

merited accolade equal to jacking the game-

clubs and online.

winning home run.


wasn’t half bad.” A Midwesterner’s compliment.

A gaggle of factors has contributed to poetry’s

As I trundled to my car, a fellow in overalls

visibly invisible renaissance. The first is the

sidled up, ball cap in hand. He admitted the wife

sociocultural phenomenon of the Internet.

The era’s proliferation of online literary journals,

extend beyond the historical range of written

poetry blogs, and digital publishing opportunities

verse. Don’t forget, in ancient Rome one

enacted a democratization of American poetry.

“published” one’s work by reading it aloud

So much poetry is available via the Web that

in public.

readers regard it as the postmodern Norton Anthology. Another contributive factor is our era’s restive

What’s more, even the newspaper, that hoary mode of artistic distribution, has re-emerged to champion poetry. Now there’s former U.S. Poet

aesthetic anarchy. The age lacks a monolithic

Laureate Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry”

authorial figure, so poets as well as readers


operate free of aesthetic handcuffs. That’s just

Our burgeoning culture of coffeehouses and

the point. Remember, Plato himself warns that

homegrown poetry clubs proffers the humanistic

poetry is not welcome within an orderly republic.

benefits of artistic community. Writers find

Often subversive, poetry benefits from this

fellow writers, and readers find them, too.

benevolent chaos fueling the ovens of artistic

Most don’t make the proverbial dime from it,

experimentation and risk.

not enough to pay for Subway’s $5 Footlong

Such life-giving innovation bristles through

let alone a month’s groceries. Poetry’s rewards,

current digital and new media poetries. Here,

though, are best imagined as intellectual and

the poem as artifact is unchained from the

emotional as opposed to pecuniary.

printed page readers have come to know in the

ABOVE: Dr. Kevin Stein, Caterpillar Professor of English at Bradley, has published eight poetry collections and chapbooks, three scholarly books, and two poetry anthologies, and has had numerous poems and essays included in journals and anthologies. Visit go/works-Stein2014 to hear him speak about his role as the fourth Poet Laureate of Illinois.

These dynamics — converging one evening

more than 500 years since Gutenberg. Poetry’s

in Mendota, Ill. — arrived like spring’s first

exodus from the page has also given fresh life to

greenery to redeem my faith in poetry and

the oral pleasures of spoken word, performance,

what she and I might make together.

and Slam poetry whose origins indisputably

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InPrint Religion and the Body Dr. Robert C. Fuller, Caterpillar Professor of Religious Studies. (2013). The body of faith: A biological history of religion in America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. As the first new work to appear in the Chicago History of America series in decades, The body of faith brings a crucial new perspective to the study of American religion. In the book’s preface, Fuller details his principal argument that “new information about the human body can enrich historical description and sharpen historical explanation.” Referencing some of the body’s genetically evolved systems — pain responses, sexual passion, and emotions like shame and fear — Fuller builds the case for looking beyond traditional postmodern views focused on cultural constructs to gain insight into how human thought and experiences shape our relationships with nature, society and God. He later makes the connection between the biological and cultural for readers: “The goal of inquiry is to explain complex expressions of human thought, feeling and behavior. The richest historical narratives must recognize that human beings are at once biological and cultural. Slighting either impoverishes our understanding of why we think and feel as we do.” Although Fuller’s approach challenges long-held beliefs about American religious life, he does not ask readers to simply replace traditional methods with his. Instead, he suggests blending them for a more comprehensive and accurate picture. According to Amanda Porterfield, author of Conceived in doubt: Religion and politics in the new American nation, “Fuller’s even-handed treatment of scientific explanation complements his mastery of historical sources in a forceful testament to religion’s importance in American life.” A faculty member at Bradley since 1978, Fuller has written numerous articles and more than a dozen books, including five published by the Oxford University Press. He is considered one of the top authorities on American religious thought and regularly serves as a resource to the news media.


Accounting Lange, E. A., & Kerr, S. G. (2013). Accounting and incentives for sustainability in higher education: An interdisciplinary analysis of a needed revolution. Social Responsibility Journal, 9(2), 210–219.

Art Cavanaugh, S. (2013). Forest; Branches. Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS. LeJeune, M. (2012). The Modern Day Diana. Workspace Gallery, Lincoln, NE.


Campbell, D. J., Baliss, M. S., Hinman, J. J., Ziegenhorn, J. W., Andrews, M. J., & Stevenson, K. J. (2013). Simple methods for production of nanoscale metal oxide films from household sources. Journal of Chemical Education, 90, 629–632.

Moinpour, M., Wayman, A. E., Rawat, A., Carver, C. T., & Remsen, E. E. (2013). Surface adsorption of CMP slurry additives on abrasive particles. Electrochemical Society Transactions, 52(1), 489–494.

Kamiti, M., Boldridge, D., Ndoping, L. M., & Remsen, E. E. (2012). Simultaneous absolute determination of particle size and effective density of sub-micron colloids by disc centrifuge photosedimentometry. Analytical Chemistry, 84(24), 10526– 10530.

Slater, K. A., Andersh, B., Flint, E. B., & Ferrence, G. M. (2013). 6-Phenyloxane-2,4-dione. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 69(1), 069.

Lowery, B. A., Andersh, B., & Isbell, T. A. (2013). Synthesis of chloro alkoxy and alkoxy derivatives of methyl oleate. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 90(6), 911–917.

Swart, E. C., Bracht, J. R., Magrini, V., Minx, P., Chen, X., Zhou, Y., Khurana, J. S., Goldman, A. D., Nowacki, M., Schotanus, K., Jung, S., Fulton, R. S., Ly, A., McGrath, S., Haub, K., Wiggins, J. L., Storton, D., Matese, J. C., Parsons, L., Chang, W. J., Bowen, M. S., Stover, N. A., Jones, T. A., Eddy, S. R., Herrick, G. A., Doak, T. G., Wilson, R. K., Mardis, E. R., & Landweber, L. F. (2013). The Oxytricha trifallax macronuclear genome: A complex eukaryotic genome with 16,000 tiny chromosomes. PLOS Biology, 11(1), 1–29. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001473

Challenging Conventional Thought Dr. Isaac W. Oliver, assistant professor of religious studies. (2013). Torah praxis after 70 CE: Reading Matthew and Luke-Acts as Jewish texts. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck. In Torah praxis after 70 CE, Oliver

Chemistry and Biochemistry Andersh, B., Nguyen, E. T., Van Hoveln, R. J., Kemmerer, D. K., Baudo, D. A., Graves, J. A., Roark, M. E., & Bosma, W. B. (2013). Investigation of the mechanism for the preparation of 6-phenyldihydro-2H-pyran-2,4(3H)-diones by the potassium carbonate promoted condensation between acetoacetate esters and benzaldehyde. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 78, 4563–4567.

Boudreau, B. A., Larson, T. M., Brown, D. W., Busman, M., Roberts, E. S., Kendra, D. F., & McQuade, K. L. (2013). Impact of temperature stress and validamycin A on compatible solutes and fumonisin production in F. verticillioides: Role of trehalose-6-phosphate synthase. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 57, 1–10. doi:10.1016/j.fgb.2013.06.001

Turner, D. K., Wayman, A. E., Rolando, C. N., Dande, P., Carter, P. W., & Remsen, E. E. (2013). Reduction of artifacts in fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) due to sample adsorption on optical glass surfaces. Applied Spectroscopy, 67(6), 692–698.

challenges conventional views of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke as well as the Acts of the Apostles. He reads the works not only against their Jewish “background” but also as early Jewish literature. In doing so, he questions Luke-Acts traditional classification as a “Greek” or Gentile-Christian text and claims that Luke, who is normally seen as a Gentile, was a Jewish author. To support his assertions, Oliver’s historical investigation explores the question of Torah praxis in each book, citing evidence that suggests several ritualistic Jewish practices remained fixtures in the Jesus movement and that Jewish followers of Jesus played key roles in forming the ekklesia well into the first century CE.

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In Print A Subconscious Debate Dr. Kevin Stein, Caterpillar Professor of English and the Illinois Poet Laureate. (2013). Wrestling Li Po for the remote. Chicago, IL: Fifth Star Press. In his latest collection of poetry, Wrestling Li Po for the remote, Stein juxtaposes ancient Chinese poet Li Po’s quest for lyrical detachment against his own urge for communal engagement. “It’s a lovely idea, getting away from the self,” Stein has noted. “But I think it’s equally important to be grounded among your brothers and sisters.” The result of this opposition is a refreshing examination of modern America’s skewed notions of social and aesthetic value. Touching on subjects as varied as night shift factory workers, guitarist Les Paul, toilet paper, and league bowlers, Stein brings to his poems both empathy and an astute eye for cultural foibles. Said to pull no punches, the compilation poses fundamental questions of self and art in the modern era.

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Asolekar, S. R., Kalbar, P. P., Chaturvedi, K. M., & Maillacheruvu, K. Y. (2013). Rejuvenation of rivers and lakes in India: Balancing societal priorities with technological possibilities. In S. Ahuja (Ed.), Comprehensive water quality and purification (Vol. 4, pp. 181–229). Waltham, MA: Elsevier Press.

Lee, Y. S. (2012). Structural health monitoring system: With live-load bridge analysis software and advanced data management system. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Ibrahim, A., Mahmoud, E., Khodair, Y., & Patibandla, V. (2013). Fresh, mechanical, and durability characteristics of self-consolidating concrete incorporating recycled asphalt pavements. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. doi:10.1061/ (ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000832 Khodair, Y., & Hassiotis, S. (2013). Numerical and experimental analyses


Lee, Y. S. (2012). Use of CFRP in strengthening steel girder bridges: Strengthening with carbon fiber reinforced polymers composite materials. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Lee, Y. S., & Phares, B. M. (2013). Monitoring corrosion resistance in bridge deck reinforcing steel: Field investigation. International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering, 2(8), 79–87.

Lee, Y. S., Phares, B. M., Wipf, T. J., & Malhas, F. (2013). Structural health monitoring with an active data management system for secondary road bridges. In B. Glisic, N. Suksawang, & F. Malhas (Eds.), SP-292 Structural health monitoring technologies [CD]. Farmington Hills, MI: American Concrete Institute.

Rietgraf, A., & Schattler, K. L. (2013). Behavior of left-turning drivers during permissive interval of protected-permissive operation: Effect of signal display. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2384, 35–44. Schattler, K. L., Lund, J. A., Lorton, W. B., & Burdett, B. (2013). Effects of flashing yellow arrow signal display on driver comprehension and operations. In Transportation Research Board 92nd annual meeting compendium of papers. Washington, D.C.: TRB.

Communication Benoit, W. L., Glantz, M. J., Phillips, A. L., Rill, L. A., Davis, C. B., Henson, J. R., & Sudbrock, L. A. (2011). Staying “on message”: Consistency in content of presidential primary campaign messages across media. American Behavioral Scientist, 55(4), 457–468. doi:10.1177/ 0002764211398072 Benoit, W. L., Henson, J. R., Davis, C. B., Glantz, M. J., Phillips, A. L., & Rill, L. A. (2013). Stumping on the Internet: 2008 presidential primary candidate campaign webpages. Human Communication, 16(1), 1–12.

Seeking Safer Bridges Dr. Yoon-Si Lee, assistant professor of civil engineering and construction. (2012). Structural health monitoring system: With live-load bridge analysis software and advanced data management system. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Lee’s text Structural health monitoring system provides an overview of the

Brown, K. A., Dickhaus, J., & Long, M. C. (2012). LeBron James and “The Decision”: An empirical examination of image repair in sports. Journal of Sports Media, 7(1), 149–175.

development of an autonomous,

Davie, W. R., Dick, S. J., Bashri, M., Galander, M., & Hamdy, N. N. (2013). The Arab spring and the U.S. response: American and Middle Eastern students speak out. Global Media Journal (American Edition), 12(22), 1–23.

two key features that help owners manage

Davie, W. R., Dick, S. J., Bashri, M., Galander, M., St. Pierre, J., & Hamdy, N. (2013). Revolution in Egypt and President Obama’s response. In R. Berenger (Ed.), Social media go to war: Rage, rebellion and revolution in the age of Twitter (pp. 423–440). Spokane, WA: Marquette Books.

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Dickhaus, J. (2013). Bobby Jones. In M. R. Nelson (Ed.), American sports: A history of icons, idols, and ideas (Vol. 2, pp. 638–640). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood. Dickhaus, J. (2013). John Madden. In M. R. Nelson (Ed.), American sports: A history of icons, idols, and ideas (Vol. 3, pp. 743–745). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood. Dickhaus, J. (2013). Rocky. In M. R. Nelson (Ed.), American sports: A history of icons, idols, and ideas (Vol. 3, pp. 1095–1096). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood.

continuous structural health monitoring (SHM) system for typical girder bridges. In his description of the system, Lee notes their bridge assets — integration and identification. First, the system can be integrated into an active bridge and structural changes, while identification assists with determining occurrences of overload, damage, deterioration, and vehicle collisions with the structure. Dr. Yoon-Si Lee, assistant professor of civil engineering and construction. (2012). Use of CFRP in strengthening steel girder bridges: Strengthening with carbon fiber reinforced polymers composite materials. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. In Use of CFRP in strengthening steel girder bridges, Lee examines the strengthening process used in two different structurally deficient bridges. In the first case, the live-load carrying capacity was improved using carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) bars that were post-tensioned in the positive moment region. The other bridge was reinforced through the installation of CFRP plates to the bottom flange of its girders, also in the positive moment region.

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In Print Frazier, J. (2013). Beyond the Aussies and the roos: J.C.’s adventures in the Outback (Vol. 11). Peoria, IL: Frazier Press. Gabor, E. (2012). In praise of El Sistema. Classical Music, 49(979), 7. Gabor, E. (2013). Radio misunderstandings in wildland firefighting. In R. L. Fox (Ed.), Proceedings of 12th international wildland fire safety summit. Sydney, Australia: International Association of Wildland Fire. Gabor, E. (2013). ‘Tuning’ the body of the classical musician: An embodied approach to vocational anticipatory socialization. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 8(3), 206–223. Kim, J. Y., & Hammick, J. K. (2013). Corporate communication on Twitter: Relationship effects on audience behavior. Prism, 9(1), fileadmin/9_1/Kim_Hammick.pdf. Kim, J. Y., & Kiousis, S. (2012). The role of affect in agenda building for public relations outcomes. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 89(4), 657–676. Kim, J. Y., Painter, D. L., & Dunton Miles, M. A. (2013). Campaign agenda-building online: The effects of online information source and interactivity on affective evaluations and the salience of election. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 10, 326–340. Phillips, A. L., & Benoit, W. L. (2012). Functional analysis of 2008 primary radio spots. Human Communication, 15(1), 13–21. Pratt, A. N. (2013). Integrated impression management in athletics: A qualitative study of how NCAA Division I athletics directors understand public relations. International Journal of Sport Communication, 6(1), 42–65. Schauster, E. E. (2013). Putting problems into context: An organizational approach to advertising ethics. In M. E. Drumwright (Ed.), Ethical issues in communication professions: New agendas in communication (pp. 131–152). New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis.


Zohoori, A. R. (2013). A cross-cultural comparison of the HURIER Listening Profile among Iranian and U.S. students. The International Journal of Listening, 27, 50–60.

Computer Science and Information Systems Schoeneman, L., & Liu, J. B. (2013). Integrating behavior driven development and programming by contract. In B. Murgante, S. Misra, M. Carlini, C. M. Torre, H. Q. Nguyen, D. Taniar, B. O. Apduhan, & O. Gervasi (Eds.), Computational science and its applications — ICCSA 2013: 13th international conference Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 24–27, 2013 proceedings, part V, lecture notes in computer science (pp. 590–606). New York, NY: Springer.

Economics Gretz, R. T., & Basuroy, S. (2013). Why quality may not always win: The impact of product generation life cycles on quality and network effects in high-tech markets. Journal of Retailing, 89(3), 281–300.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Sánchez, J. R., Keating, E., Muir, S., Sandlund, J., & Irwin, J. (2013). An FPGA-based coded excitation system for ultrasonic imaging using a secondorder, one-bit sigma-delta modulator. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE international conference on electro/ information technology (pp. 117–122). New York, NY: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ EIT.2013.6632667

English Moloney, C. M. (2013). Anne Enright’s family gathering: Lies, secrets and silence. In J. Countryman & K. Mathews (Eds.), The country of the young: Interpretations of youth and childhood in Irish culture (pp. 103–119). Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press.

Stein, K. (2013, April 8). Apple trees at petal fall with Li Po. Poetry Daily, http:// Stein, K. (2013, February/March). Chance inheritance. The American Reader, 1(4), 21. Stein, K. (2013). No stitch in time saved the union jobs. In C. Mirriam-Goldberg (Ed.), The world keeps turning to light: A renga by the state poets laureate of America (p. 5). Mobile, AL: Negative Capability Press. Stein, K. (2013). Workers on the Fifth Street overpass; Antiphon for Les Paul; Is beautiful. Fifth Wednesday Journal, 12, 145–149. Stein, K. (2013). Wrestling Li Po for the remote. Chicago, IL: Fifth Star Press. Stein, K. (2013, February). Wrestling Li Po for the remote; Night visit to the recycling center: A three-album box set; Cat church communion. Connotation Press: A Poetry Congeries, 4(6), Vickroy, Laurie. (2013). Body contact: Acting out is the best defense in Fight Club. In F. Collado-Rodríguez (Ed.), Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Choke (pp. 61–76). New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic.

Entrepreneurship, Technology and Law Campbell, E. A., & Marcum, T. M. (2013). Judicial review under review: A study of recent court pronouncements. Mustang Journal of Law and Legal Studies, 4(1), 29–56. Kraus, S., Filser, M., Eggers, F., Hills, G. E., & Hultman, C. M. (2012). The entrepreneurial marketing domain: A citation and co-citation analysis. Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 14(1), 6–26. doi:10.1108/14715201211246698 Luczak, C., Mohan-Neill, S., & Hills, G. (2013). A quantitative study of business owners and perceived network benefits: Collectivist vs. individualist based cultures.

Transforming Good Workplaces into Great Ones Dr. Jennifer Robin, assistant professor of management and leadership, & Burchell, M. (2013). No excuses: How you can turn any workplace into a great one. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand. In this follow-up to The great workplace, Robin and Burchell poke holes in excuses managers use for why they can’t create a great workplace. Filled with stories, tips, and tools for managers who want to transform their organizations, No excuses also features an extensive set of case studies on leading companies such as Accenture, Coca-Cola, Mayo Clinic and Zappos. Ultimately, the authors expose the self-defeating mindset that can stand in the way of a great workplace and offer a path for change — leading people properly.

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Kechter, A., Davidson, J. A., & Randall, G. K. (2013). Efficacy of individual nutrition counseling on resting energy expenditure, oxygen consumption, fat-free mass and percentage fat of body weight. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 12, http://www.

Family and Consumer Sciences Dallmeyer, M. A., Davidson, J., Randall, G. K., & Newell, A. (2012). College student snacking behavior pilot study. International Journal of Home Economics, 5(2), html.

Olds, D. A., Roberts, K. R., Sauer, K. L., Sneed, J., & Shanklin, C. W. (2013). Efficacy of cooling beef taco meat and steamed rice in United States school foodservice operations. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 4(7), 735–740. doi:10.4236/fns.2013.47094

Dublin, C., Choi, C., & Randall, G. K. (2013). The mediating role of credit card misuse on collegiate compulsive buying:

Olds, D. A., & Shanklin, C. W. (2013). An analysis of food defense management perceptions and practices in private

country clubs. In Proceedings of the 2013 annual International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education summer conference (pp. 194–210). Richmond, VA: ICHRIE. Randall, G. K., & Bishop, A. J. (2013). Direct and indirect effects of religiosity on valuation of life through forgiveness and social provisions among older incarcerated males. The Gerontologist, 53(1), 51–59. doi:10.1093/geront/gns070 Randall, G. K., Martin, P., Bishop, A. J., Johnson, M. A., & Poon, L. W. (2012). Social resources and change in functional health: Comparing three age groups. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 75(1), 1–29. doi:10.2190/ AG.75.1.c

Roberts, K. R., Olds, D. A., Shanklin, C., Sauer, K., & Sneed, J. (2013). Cooling of foods in retail foodservice operations. Food Protection Trends, 33(1), 27–31.

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In Print Study Guide for Future Teachers Dr. D. Antonio Cantù, professor and chair of teacher education; Dr. Patricia M. Nugent, associate professor of teacher education; & Dr. Sherrie C. Pardieck, associate professor of teacher education. (2014). ILTS test of academic proficiency (TAP). Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education Association. Before individuals may be licensed to teach in Illinois, they must pass several content-area tests, including the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). To help prospective educators pass the TAP, Cantù, Nugent, and Pardieck developed ILTS test of academic proficiency to serve as a complete study package. The book includes an extensive examination of each of the specific competency components — reading comprehension, language arts, mathematics, and writing — that are covered on the four subtests. It also features online diagnostic tools and full-length practice tests with timed formats, instant scoring, and feedback to help pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, as well as detailed explanations of the answers. Because the authors are Illinois teacher educators, they possess a unique appreciation for the importance of succeeding on the exam. For this reason, they designed their study program to guide any user toward building the requisite fundamental knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for and excel on the TAP, a fact that is explained in the introduction: “What’s best for you depends on how much time you have to study and how comfortable you are with the subject matter. Our book has a plan that you can customize to fit both your lifestyle and study style.”

Trudeau, L., Mason, W. A., Randall, G. K., Spoth, R. L., & Ralston, E. (2012). Effects of parenting and deviant peers on early to mid-adolescent conduct problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40(8), 1249–1264. doi:10.1007/s10802-0129648-1

Finance and Quantitative Methods

Wolfe, K., & Kim, H. (2013). Emotional intelligence, job satisfaction and job tenure among hotel managers. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism, 12(2), 175–191.

Horvath, P. A., & Sinha, A. K. (2013). Is hyperbolic discounting really evidence of irrational behavior? Quantitative Finance, 13(5), 665–770. doi:10.1080/146 97688.2012.746790


Chen, X., Sinha, A., & Chen, X. (2012). Two proxies for shareholder influence: A case of payout policy. Corporate Ownership and Control, 10(1), 573–585.

Foreign Languages Chen, X. (2013). Journal article retrieval in an age of open access: How journal indexes indicate open access articles. Journal of Web Librarianship, 7(3), 243–254. Chen, X., & O’Kelly, K. (2013). Taking issues: Cross-Examining Google Scholar. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 52(4), 279–282.

Hertich, A. (2012). Fuir: L’Absence de la présence et présence de l’absence chez Jean-Phillipe Toussaint. Euresis: Romanian Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, 2011, 207–213.

Graduate School

Gates, R. (2013). Meiji diplomacy in the early 1930s: Uchida Yasuya, Manchuria, and post-withdrawal foreign policy. In M. Kimura & T. Minohara (Eds.), Tumultuous decade: Empire, society, and diplomacy in 1930s Japan (pp. 189–214). Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Bakken, J. P., Obiakor, F. E., & Rotatori, A. F. (Eds.). (2013). Advances in special education: Learning disabilities: Identification, assessment, and instruction of students with LD (Vol. 24). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Toxqui, A. (2013). Cervecería CuauhtémocMoctezuma. In D. M. Fahey & J. S. Miller (Eds.), Alcohol and drugs in North America: A historical encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 152–154). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Bakken, J. P., Obiakor, F. E., & Rotatori, A. F. (Eds.). (2013). Advances in special education: Learning disabilities: Practice concerns and students with LD (Vol. 25). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Toxqui, A. (2013). Fruit liqueurs. In D. M. Fahey & J. S. Miller (Eds.), Alcohol and drugs in North America: A historical encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 274–275). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Brigham, F. J., & Bakken, J. P. (2013). Assessment and LD: Determining eligibility, selecting services, and guiding instruction. In J. P. Bakken, F. E. Obiakor, & A. F. Rotatori (Eds.), Advances in special education: Learning disabilities: Identification, assessment, and instruction of students with LD (Vol. 24, pp. 55–74). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Simpson, C. G., Rose, C., & Bakken, J. P. (2013). Placement of students with learning disabilities. In J. P. Bakken, F. E. Obiakor, & A. F. Rotatori (Eds.), Advances in special education: Learning disabilities: Identification, assessment, and instruction of students with LD (Vol. 24, pp. 75–93). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Simpson, C. G., Rueter, J. A., & Bakken, J. P. (2013). Effective inclusion strategies for elementary teachers: Reach and teach every child in your classroom. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

History Brown, B. C. (2012). Louis-Philippe before the throne: Masculine virtue and the métier of an enlightened prince. Journal of Historical Biography, 12, 1–59.

Toxqui, A. (2013). Grupo modelo. In D. M. Fahey & J. S. Miller (Eds.), Alcohol and drugs in North America: A historical encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 289–290). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Toxqui, A. (2013). Pulque. In D. M. Fahey & J. S. Miller (Eds.), Alcohol and drugs in North America: A historical encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 575–580). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Yoo, J. J., & Aryasomayajula, A. (2012). Branch-and-bound algorithm for interface-based modular product design. In Proceedings of the ASME 2012 international design engineering technical conferences & computers and information in engineering conference (Vol. 2, Parts A and B, pp. 287–296). doi:10.1115/DETC2012-70712 Yoo, J. J., Aryasomayajula, A., & Moon, S. K. (2013). An efficient branchand-bound algorithm for interface-based modular product design and performance evaluation. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 13(4), 044502. doi:10.1115/1.4025403

Interactive Media McGill, M. M., Settle, A., & Decker, A. (2013). Demographics of undergraduate students in game degree programs in the U.S. and UK. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGITE annual conference on information technology education (pp. 43–49). New York, NY: The Association for Computing Machinery. McGill, M. M., Settle, A., & Decker, A. (2013). Demographics of undergraduates studying games in the United States: A comparison of computer science students and the general population. Computer Science Education, 23(2), 158–185.

Settle, A., McGill, M. M., & Decker, A. (2013). Diversity in the game industry: Is outreach the solution? In Proceedings of the ACM SIGITE annual conference on information technology education (pp. 171–176). New York, NY: The Association for Computing Machinery.

Leadership in Education, Human Services and Counseling Lucas, C. M., Sherman, N. E., & Fischer, C. (2013). Higher education and nonprofit community collaboration: Innovative teaching and learning for graduate student education. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 25(2), 1–9. Tripses, J., Shestopalyuk, O. V., Kuzmina, S., Yamchynska, T., & Noe, M. (2013). International social justice: AmericanUkrainian partnerships on school leadership. In C. A. Mullen & K. E. Lane (Eds.), Becoming a global voice: The 2013 yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (pp. 75–84). Ypsilanti, MI: NCPEA Publications.

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In Print Management and Leadership Robin, J., & Burchell, M. (2013). No excuses: How you can turn any workplace into a great one. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand.

Marketing Johlke, M. C., & Iyer, R. (2013). A model of retail job characteristics, employee ambiguity, job attitudes, and sales performance. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 20(1), 58–67.

Jiang, X. L., & Szeto, G. (2012). The separable subalgebras of an Azumaya algebra and Galois extensions. South Asian Journal of Mathematics, 2(3), 268–273. Nelson, A., & Szeto, G. (2013). When is the ring of 2x2 matrices over a ring Galois? International Journal of Algebra, 7(9), 439–444. Sterling, M. J. (2013). 1,001 Algebra I practice problems for dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Jon Wiley & Sons Inc. Sterling, M. J. (2013). 1,001 Algebra II practice problems for dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Jon Wiley & Sons Inc. Xue, L. (2013). On Hirata-Azumaya Galois extensions. International Mathematical Forum, 8(23), 1103–1110.

Mathematics Jiang, X. L., & Szeto, G. (2012). On composition series of a general Azumaya Galois extension. South Asian Journal of Mathematics, 2(1), 11–15.

Mechanical Engineering

Jiang, X. L., & Szeto, G. (2012). On the injective Galois map. International Journal of Algebra, 6(5), 219–225.

Fakheri, A. (2013). Intermediate heat transfer. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Kalihari, V., Timpe, S. J., McCarty, L., Ninke, M., & Whitehead, J. (2013). An automated high throughput tribometer for

adhesion, wear, and friction measurements. Review of Scientific Instruments, 84(3), 035104. doi:10.1063/1.4794908 Macuk, A. L., & Timpe, S. J. (2013). Effect of galvanic corrosion-induced roughness on sidewall adhesion in polycrystalline silicon microelectromechanical systems. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 22(2), 259–261. Thourson, S. B., Marsh, C. A., Doyle, B. J., & Timpe, S. J. (2013). Quartz crystal microbalance study of bovine serum albumin adsorption onto self-assembled monolayer-functionalized gold with subsequent ligand binding. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 111, 707–712. Timpe, S. J., & Kuo, T. C. (2013). Surface property development in polymeric coating systems. Tribology Letters, 52(1), 105– 112. doi:10.1007/s11249-013-0197-8

Music Henry Liebenow, M. (2013, February). Violinist. Concordia String Trio at the Temple for the Performing Arts, Des Moines, IA.

Approaches to Advanced Heat Transfer Dr. Ahmad Fakheri, professor of mechanical engineering. (2013). Intermediate heat transfer. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. Featuring an emphasis on solving heat transfer problems using numerical methods with the aid of spreadsheets and computational fluid mechanics software, Intermediate heat transfer is tailored for use in advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate courses. In the book, Fakheri covers convective, conductive, and radiative heat transfer as well as mass transfer and chemically reactive flows in an easy-to-understand manner, beginning with basic concepts and building to more complex topics to foster greater understanding by readers of all skill levels. In addition to stressing nondimensionalization as a tool for simplifying the governing equations and generalizing results, it also is the first text to cover the concept of efficiency for the design and analysis of heat exchangers.


Improving Special Education Dr. Jeffrey P. Bakken, associate provost for research and dean of The Graduate School, Obiakor, F. E., & Rotatori, A. F. (Eds.). (2013). Advances in special education: Learning disabilities: Identification, assessment, and instruction of students with LD (Vol. 24). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. The first of two new volumes in the Advances in Special Education series examining learning disabilities (LD), Identification, assessment, and instruction of students with LD begins with an analysis of the historical development of the LD field. It then provides best practices for assessing and placing students with LD before delving into issues such as cultural and linguistic diversity among students with LD. Written by leaders in the discipline, the book concludes with thorough discussions of various instructional issues, including differentiation, interventions and positive behavior supports. Dr. Jeffrey P. Bakken, associate provost for research and dean of The Graduate School, Obiakor, F. E., & Rotatori, A. F. (Eds.). (2013). Advances in special education: Learning disabilities: Practice concerns and students with LD (Vol. 25). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. As noted in the preface of this and the previous volume of the Advances in Special Education series, Practice concerns and students with LD is “an excellent supplementary text for advanced undergraduate special education majors and graduate students who are looking for detailed, comprehensive, and current information for their research papers or theses.” The book opens with a strong ideological rationale and convincing research arguments for the inclusion of students with LD in general education classes. It then provides knowledge base components for general and special educators related to effective practices and interventions such as reading, written instruction, mathematics, and social skills training, followed by thorough discussions of response to intervention and the use of assistive technology with students with LD. Simpson, C. G., Rueter, J. A., & Dr. Jeffrey P. Bakken, associate provost for research and dean of The Graduate School. (2013). Effective inclusion strategies for elementary teachers: Reach and teach every child in your classroom. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. Written in a reader-friendly style with many examples and suggestions, Effective inclusion strategies for elementary teachers deals with key issues elementary teachers face when instructing students with LD. According to its introduction, “This book helps teachers understand common characteristics of students with specific special needs and provides specific strategies they can employ in the classroom setting to meet the needs of these learners.” From an overview of disability laws and a definition of inclusion to coverage of specific disabilities and references to Web-based resources, elementary-level educators are sure to view this guide as a vital tool for their classrooms. Bradley Works 2014


In Print Building Algebra Knowledge Mary Jane Sterling, mathematics lecturer. (2013). 1,001 Algebra I practice problems for dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Jon Wiley & Sons Inc. A companion text to the instruction and guidance provided in Algebra I for dummies, Sterling’s 1,001 Algebra I practice problems for dummies offers users 1,001 opportunities to practice solving algebra problems. The book opens with basic operations then transitions to algebraic properties, polynomials, and quadratic equations before concluding with graphing. With step-by-step explanations of each solution, it also includes a one-year free online subscription to every problem plus personalized progress reports to help identify strengths and weaknesses. Mary Jane Sterling, mathematics lecturer. (2013). 1,001 Algebra II practice problems for dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Jon Wiley & Sons Inc. Similar to Sterling’s other 2013 publication, 1,001 Algebra II practice problems for dummies offers both high school and college students extra practice on major algebra topics. Featuring the same online access and customizable practice as the prior volume, this book starts with a review of algebra basics and ends with sequences, sets and counting techniques. The problems cover a range of difficulty and styles, ultimately helping students prepare for probability and statistics.

Henry Liebenow, M. (2013, February). Violinist. Concordia String Trio at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. Henry Liebenow, M. (2013, March). Violinist. Concordia String Trio at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Henry Liebenow, M. (2013, June). Violinist. Red Lodge Music Festival, Red Lodge, MT. Henry Liebenow, M. (2013, July). Violinist. Birch Creek Festival Orchestra for six concerts at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor, WI. Henry Liebenow, M. (2013, August). Violin master classes. Summer institute at the Aria International Summer Academy, Mount Holyoke College, MA.


Jost, J. (2013, May 18–28). Directed the Bradley Chorale at the Santuario de Nuestro Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, Granada; Iglesia de la Magdalena, Seville; Iglesia Prioral de Santa Maria de la Asunción, Cordoba; and Iglesia de Santiago, Cadiz, Spain. Jost, J. (2013, May 28). Haitian chamber music. Violinist at the Nuevo Casino Hall, Pamplona, Spain. Jost, J. (2013, July 28 and August 4). Directed the Orchestre Philharmonique Sainte Trinité at the Eglise Bon Sauveur, Cange, Haiti. Jost, J. (2013, August 4). Ti Fi. Orchestrator for premiere by the

Orchestre Philharmonique Sainte Trinité at the Eglise Bon Sauveur, Cange, Haiti. Orfe, J. (2012, November 18). A New Beginning. Composed for and premiered at the First Federated Church, Peoria, IL. Orfe, J. (2013). Journeyman. Composed for and performed with Alarm Will Sound at The Sheldon, St. Louis, MO; Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY; Missouri Theatre, Columbia, MO. Orfe, J. (2013, March 2). Leviathan. New composition for two alto saxophones and piano premiered at North American Saxophone Alliance national conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

Orfe, J. (2013, April 21). Stellar Wind. Composed for Dr. Erin Lesser and Lawrence University; premiered at the New Music Ensemble concert, Appleton, WI. Orfe, J. (2013, May 4). Infinite expectation of the dawn: Settings of Thoreau. Composed for and premiered at Choral Arts Ensemble, Rochester, MN. Orfe, J. (2013, September 20). Dowland Remix and Jynweythek Ylow. Arranged for and performed with Alarm Will Sound at the Sacrum Profanum Festival, Krakow, Poland.

Nursing Erickson, D. (2013). Barriers to physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes enrolled in a worksite diabetes disease management program. The Diabetes Educator, 39(5), 626–634. doi:10.1177/ 0145721713492565 Erickson, D., Bernat, A., Fisher, M., & Vottero, B. (2014). Effective staffing. In P. Kelly & J. Tazbir (Eds.), Essentials of nursing leadership & management (3rd ed., pp. 235–259). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cengage Learning.

Philosophy and Religious Studies Fuller, R. C. (2013). The body of faith: A biological history of religion in America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Oliver, I. W. (2013). Forming Jewish identity by formulating legislation for Gentiles. Journal of Ancient Judaism, 4(1), 105–132. Oliver, I. W. (2013). Simon Peter meets Simon the Tanner: The ritual insignificance of tanning in ancient Judaism. New Testament Studies, 59(1), 50–60. Oliver, I. W. (2013). Torah praxis after 70 CE: Reading Matthew and Luke-Acts as Jewish texts. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck.

Physical Therapy and Health Science Sparks, C., Cleland, J., Elliott, J., & Strubhar, A. (2013). Supraspinal structures may be associated with hypoalgesia following thrust manipulation to the spine: A review of the literature. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18(2), 112–116.

ceria studied with ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. American Chemical Society Nano, 6(10), 9305– 9313. doi:10.1021/nn303901q

Political Science Gizzi, M. C., & Curtis, R. C. (2013). What is a landmark case? Ranking search and seizure cases using Shepard’s Citations. Criminal Law Bulletin, 49(2), 236–273.

Sparks, C., Cleland, J., Elliott, J., Zagardo, M., & Liu, W. C. (2013). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to determine if cerebral hemodynamic responses to pain change following thoracic spine thrust manipulation in healthy individuals. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 43(5), 340–348. doi:10.2519/jospt.2013.4631

McEvilly, K. D., & Hall, W. K. (2013). Illinois District 17 race (Schilling v. Bustos): A carefully constructed gerrymander dooms an incumbent. In S. D. Foreman & R. Dewhirst (Eds.), The roads to Congress 2012 (pp. 129– 141). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.



Hong, L., Kaifei, L., Mengling, X., & Wang, P. W. (2013). Synthesis and optical properties of Pr3+-doped ZnO quantum dots. Journal of Non-crystalline Solids, 383, 176–180. doi:10.1016/ j.jnoncrysol.2013.04.028

Bacon, A. K., & Thomas, S. E. (2013). The presence of social anxiety in individuals with alcohol dependence does not affect stress reactivity to or alcohol consumption following an acute psychosocial stressor. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 9, 107–114. doi:10.1080/15504263.2013.778775

Wang, C. Y., Shi, F., Ren, C. S., Pang, S. H., Tao, Y., & Wang, P. W. (2013). Glass coating removal by atmospheric oxygen plasma. Advanced Materials Research, 629, 19–24. doi:10.4028/www.scientific. net/AMR.629.19 Wang, C. Y., Shi, F., Ren, C. S., Tang, H. J., Tao, Y., & Wang, P. W. (2012). Investigation of sol-gel TiO2 films after atmospheric pressure oxygen plasma treatment. Journal of Rare Earth Metal Materials and Engineering, 41(S3), 326–330. Wang, P. W., Chen, Y. Y., Hsu, J. C., & Wang, C. Y. (2013). Structural, optical and electrical properties of aluminum doped ZnO films annealed in air and hydrogen atmosphere. Journal of Non-crystalline Solids, 383, 131–136. doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2013.03.001

Wen, C., Zhu, Y., Ye, Y., Zhang, S., Cheng, F., Liu, Y., Wang, P. W., & Tao, F. (2012). Water-gas-shift reaction on metal nanoclusters encapsulated in mesoporous

Bluell, A., & Montgomery, D. E. (2013). The influence of stimulus discriminability on young children’s interference control in the Stroop-like happy-sad task. Journal of Cognition and Development. doi:10.1080/ 15248372.2013.767261 Etaugh, C. (2013). Midlife career transitions for women. In W. Patton (Ed.), Conceptualising women’s working lives: Moving the boundaries of our discourse (pp. 105–117). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. Etaugh, C. (2013). Women’s sexuality in the middle and later years. In D. Castaneda (Ed.), An essential handbook of women’s sexuality (pp. 125–139). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Ham, L. S., Zamboanga, B. L., Bridges, A. J., Casner, H. G., & Bacon, A. K. (2013). Alcohol expectancies and alcohol use: Does drinking context matter? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 620–632. doi:10.1007/s10608-012-9493-0

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In Print Hermann, A. D., & Arkin, R. M. (2013). On claiming the good and denying the bad: Self-presentation styles and selfesteem. Individual Differences Research, 11(1), 31–43.

Thomas, S. E., & Bacon, A. K. (2013). Stress and affective induction in addiction research. In J. MacKillop and H. de Wit (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of addiction psychopharmocology (pp. 411–434). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Teacher Education Britner, S. L., Williams, B. A., Pecore, J. L., Gagne, P., Demetrikopoulos, M. K., Poh, R., Carruth, L. L., Goode, C. T., DeHaan, R. L., & Frantz, K. J. (2012). Portraits of science self-efficacy: Four undergraduate women in a summer research experience. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 18, 273–293.

and Social Science: The Special Issue on Contemporary Issues in Social Science, 3(4), 35–45. Olson, P. C. (2013). Investigating the comparative effectiveness of fluency building techniques during peer tutoring. Perspectives in Peer Programs, 24(1), 3–13. Pardieck, S. C., & McMullen, D. W. (2012). Best practice: Integrating Library of Congress primary sources in secondary social studies education. In D. A. Cantù, History/Social studies education in the digital and standards-based classroom. El Cajon, CA: National Social Science Press. Pardieck, S., McMullen, D., & Cantù, D. (2013). Praxis of online learning and digital historical thinking: The museum curator approach. ICSS Quarterly, 2(1), 12–20.

Entrepreneurship, Technology and Law; Management and Leadership Marcum, T. M., Perry, S. J., & Robin, J. J. (2013). How to lower costs and get more commitment from your employees who travel: Tax and managerial implications of employer travel reimbursement policies. Journal of Legal Issues and Cases in Business, 2, 1–11.

Nursing; Family and Consumer Sciences Oates, E. N., Cluskey, M., & Randall, G. K. (2012). Healthy Tazewell County initiative: Implementation of the MAPP process and survey findings. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 11, http://www.kon. org/urc/undergrad_research.html.

Cantù, D. A., Nugent, P. M., & Pardieck, S. C. (2014). ILTS test of academic proficiency. Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education Association.

Pedersen, J. E., Finson, K. D., Spector, B. S., & Jablon, P. (Eds.). (2013). Going back for our future: Carrying forward the spirit of pioneers of science education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Finson, K. D., & Farland-Smith, D. (2013). Applying Vosniadou’s conceptual change model to visualizations on conceptions of scientists. In K. D. Finson & J. E. Pedersen (Eds.), Visual data and their use in science education (pp. 47–76). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Scott, J., & Pardieck, S. (2013). Technology assisted homebound instruction: A conceptual framework. In G. Trentin & V. Benigno (Eds.), Network technology and homebound inclusive education (pp. 15–40). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Finson, K. D., & Pedersen, J. E. (Eds.). (2013). Visual data and their use in science education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Interdepartmental Collaborations

Antola-Crowe, H., Brandes, K., Davison Aviles, R., Erickson, D., & Hall, D. (2013). Transdisciplinary teaching: Professionalism across cultures. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3(13), 194–205.

Civil Engineering and Construction; Chemistry and Biochemistry

Teacher Education; Social Work; Biology

Hunzicker, J. L. (2013). Attitude has a lot to do with it: Dispositions of emerging teacher leadership. Teacher Development, 17(4), 538–561. Lukowiak, T. R., & Hunzicker, J. L. (2013). Understanding how and why college students engage in learning: A phenomenological self-study. Journal of Effective Teaching, 13(1), 44–63. Nugent, P. M., Antola-Crowe, H., & Evens-Pierce, V. (2013). Vignettes of a caring culture in an urban school. International Journal of Humanities


Nicklaus, L. E., Caffaro, M. A., Fuessle, R. W., & Taylor, M. A. (2013). Magnesium deterioration and lead stabilization/solidification using the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. doi:10.1002/ep.11806

Teacher Education; Family and Consumer Sciences; Leadership in Education, Human Services and Counseling; Nursing; Physical Therapy

Wolffe, R., Antola-Crowe, H., Evens, W., & McConnaughay, K. (2013). Portfolio as a teaching method: A capstone project to promote recognition of professional growth. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 10(1), 1–6.

Examining Science Education — Past, Present and Future Dr. Kevin D. Finson, professor of teacher education and co-director of the Center for STEM Education, & Pedersen, J. E. (Eds.). (2013). Visual data and their use in science education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Building on their previous work, Finson and Pedersen define the meaning of visual data as it relates specifically to science education in Visual data and their use in science education. Containing contributions from individuals actively researching and teaching with visual data, the book examines brain function associated with the processing of visual data as well as conceptual learning and change. It also addresses the use of visual data in science classrooms from elementary to college. Pedersen, J. E., Dr. Kevin D. Finson, professor of teacher education and co-director of the Center for STEM Education, Spector, B. S., & Jablon, P. (Eds.). (2013). Going back for our future: Carrying forward the spirit of pioneers of science education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Today’s science teachers owe a debt to the educators who came before them — who shaped and reshaped the face of science education. The new Pioneers of Science Education series strives to recognize those trailblazers beginning with its first volume, Going back for our future. Explained as “an attempt to capture and record memories from the pioneers themselves or from those who worked closely with them,” the book recognizes both well- and lesser-known pioneers who held significant roles as mentors and teachers. It also reveals the extensive network connecting these individuals and how it fostered their development then and continues to support educators now.

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Historic Westlake Hall Earns LEED Gold Following a $24 million renovation and expansion, iconic Westlake Hall earned LEED Gold certification in December 2013, offering a healthy learning and working environment for Bradley’s students, faculty and staff. One of the two original academic buildings on Bradley’s campus, Westlake was the second University structure recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Hayden-Clark Alumni Center earned LEED Silver certification in January 2013. Westlake’s select sustainable features include: 1 Natural lighting from the open atrium

and windows of the original exterior affect 90 percent of spaces 2 Auto-controlled interior lighting

3 A controlled HVAC system, heat

recovery wheel, and chilled beam technology with CO2 sensors add cooling by monitoring carbon dioxide levels in the building

4 Water use is reduced by more than

35 percent 5 A rapidly renewable resource, bamboo

plants adorn the building’s walls

Visit to read about more sustainable features and Westlake’s recognition as one of five projects noted for outstanding design for adaptive reuse in American School and University magazine’s 2013 architectural portfolio.

Bradley Works 2014  

Research, collaboration and creativity at Bradley University.

Bradley Works 2014  

Research, collaboration and creativity at Bradley University.