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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN 2012-2013

2012–2013 New Faculty

Great universities attract professors who combine passion for their discipline with a focused determination to do important work. Our campus is fortunate indeed to introduce the newest members of our faculty—talented and determined scholars who will enhance our greatest strengths. We hope that each of them enjoys a long and satisfying career at Nebraska. In his 2012 State of the University address, Chancellor Perlman proposed a set of bold new goals for the University, including an historic investment in new faculty who are specifically selected for their ability to teach and inspire today’s students, focus their research, scholarship and creative activity on issues of contemporary global significance, and engage with Nebraska’s citizens on their most pressing needs. These new members of our faculty embody the next installment toward this goal. One of the things that makes our campus a great place to conduct a faculty career is that we all have a stake in the success of our newest colleagues. We ask each of you to join us in pledging our support and encouragement to this exceptional Class of 2012—our newest Big Ten faculty class at UNL.

Ellen Weissinger Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Ronnie Green NU Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor

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2012–2013 New Faculty TABLE OF CONTENTS Adams, Gerard............................................................. 20 Ahn, Changbum...........................................................14 Albano, Anthony..........................................................10 Baigorria, Guillermo................................................... 20 Bird, William................................................................21 Birla, Sohan...................................................................15 Blanco Canqui, Humberto..........................................21 Brown, Mary.................................................................21 Cannon, Karen..............................................................21 Colgrove, Kayla............................................................ 22 Cottle, Lena.................................................................. 22 Cramer, Joel...................................................................10 Dannehl, Linda............................................................ 22 DeLong, John..................................................................3 Durden, Tonia...............................................................11 Enkin, Elizabeth.............................................................3 Evans, Melissa.............................................................. 22 Farrell, John Michael................................................... 22 Field, Thomas............................................................... 23 Fuller, Adam....................................................................3 Gatti, Lauren.................................................................11 Gerdes, Jennifer........................................................... 23 Golick, Douglas............................................................ 23 Haas, Annette............................................................... 24 Haas, Ingrid.....................................................................3 Hebert, Michael............................................................11 Heeren, Derek...............................................................15 Ibrayeva, Elina................................................................8 Jagodinsky, Katrina........................................................3 Jha, Dipra.......................................................................12 Jhala, Amitkumar........................................................ 24 Jin, Yu...............................................................................4 Jockers, Matthew............................................................4 Johnson, Jessica............................................................ 24 Keller, Mitchel.................................................................4 Khajuria, Chitvan........................................................ 24 Khalimonchuk, Oleh......................................................4 Kim, Nam Kyu................................................................5 Korus, Kevin................................................................ 25 LaCombe, Kent............................................................ 28 Lee, Youngjoo................................................................12 Lehmanowsky, Mary Beth...........................................12 Lenton, Roberto............................................................15 Letkiewicz, Jodi.............................................................12 Liu, Bo........................................................................... 25 Loy, Dustin................................................................... 25 Luck, Joe.........................................................................16 MacDonald, James...................................................... 25

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Mackiel, John................................................................12 Males, Lorraine.............................................................13 Melander, Jennifer........................................................16 Miller, Laurie...................................................................8 Moll, Melissa................................................................ 28 Murray, Scott...................................................................8 Napolitano, Scott..........................................................13 Nastasi, Michael............................................................16 Nelson, Samuel...............................................................8 Peterson, Nora.................................................................5 Pieper, Jenna....................................................................9 Qu, Liyan.......................................................................17 Ramer-Tait, Amanda................................................... 26 Rehbein, Malte................................................................5 Riekhof, Wayne...............................................................5 Riley-Schultz, Jean.........................................................9 Rowen, Shannon...........................................................13 Rumann, Corey.............................................................13 Schaffert, Timothy..........................................................6 Schmidt, Amy...............................................................17 Schmidt, Ty................................................................... 26 Seceleanu, Alexandra.....................................................6 Shizuka, Daizaburo........................................................6 Shoemaker, Jessica........................................................19 Stohs, Brett....................................................................19 Stuhr, Tammy...............................................................27 Su, Qiaozhu...................................................................14 Templin, Jonathan..........................................................6 Terry, Benjamin............................................................18 Thimmesch, Adam.......................................................19 Thomas, John................................................................27 Titus, Varkey...................................................................9 Topliff, Christina..........................................................27 Tranel, Kayte.................................................................27 Tuggle, Christopher........................................................9 Vandeveer, Monte.........................................................27 Wang, Ming (Bryan)....................................................19 Warner, David.................................................................6 Warner, Tara....................................................................7 Welton, Steve...................................................................9 Williams, Glenn............................................................10 Wilson, Judith...............................................................14 Woods, Carly...................................................................7 Yang, Haishun...............................................................27 Yu, Hongfeng.................................................................18 Yu, Jifeng........................................................................10 Yu, Yuebin......................................................................18 Zhang, Wenliang............................................................7 Zhao, Xin.......................................................................10

2012–2013 New Faculty COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES John DeLong School of Biological Sciences. Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2009. Area of focus: Ecology.

Elizabeth Enkin Modern Languages and Literatures. Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2012; M.A., University of Arizona, 2011; M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008; B.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2006. Area of focus: Second language acquisition. Representative publications: “The Maze Task: Training Methods for Second Language Learning,” Arizona Working Papers, 2012. Representative awards: Dissertation Fellowship, University of Arizona, 2012; 1st Place: Poster Session at the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Roundtable Conference, 2011.

Adam Fuller Mathematics. Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 2012; M.A.S., University of Cambridge, 2008; B.A., Trinity College Dublin, Dublin University, 2007. Area of focus: Pure mathematics. Representative publications: “Finitely Correlated Representations of Product Systems of C*Correspondences of Product Systems over Nk,” Journal of Functional Analysis, 2011.

Ingrid Haas Political Science. M.A., The Ohio State University, 2008; B.A., University of St. Thomas, 2005. Area of focus: Social psychology, political psychology, social cognitive neuroscience. Representative publications: Coauthored, “The uncertainty paradox: Perceived threat moderates the effect of uncertainty on political tolerance,” Political Psychology, in press; coauthored, “Attitudes,” in J. Decety & J. T. Cacioppo (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience (pp. 212-226), New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011. Representative grants: A Social Cognitive Science Approach to Threat and Uncertainty ($38,320), 2011-2012; Psychological Effects of Threat and Uncertainty, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University, Co-PI ($30,614), 2010-2011. Representative awards: Junior Scholar Travel Award, International Society for Political Psychology, 2012; Brock Award for Outstanding Graduate Achievement, 2011.

Katrina Jagodinsky History. Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2011; M.A., University of Arizona, 2004. Area of focus: North American West.

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2012–2013 New Faculty Yu Jin Mathematics. Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), 2009; M.S., Southwest China Normal University (P.R. China), 2004; B.S., Southwest China Normal University (P.R. China), 2001. Representative publications: “R0 analysis of a spatiotemporal model for a stream population,” SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, 2012; “Seasonal influences on population spread and persistence in streams: critical domain size,” SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 2011. Representative grants: AMS-Simons Travel Grant, 2012-2014. Representative awards: Albert George Hatcher Memorial Scholarship, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2007; Master Thesis Award in Chongqing, Chongqing Municipal Education Commission, 2005.

Matthew Jockers English. Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1997; M.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1993; B.A., Montana State University, 1989. Area of focus: Digital humanities, text-mining, Irish and Irish-American literature. Representative publications: Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History, University of Illinois Press, 2011 (expected February 2013); coauthored, “Quantitative Formalism: An Experiment,” Pamphlet 1, Stanford Literary Lab, 2011. Representative grants: Software Environment for the Advancement of Scholarly Research (SEASR) project, Mellon 4

Foundation ($790,000), 2010-12; Stanford Literary Lab, Presidential Fund for Innovation in the Humanities ($20,000), 2010.

Mitchel Keller Mathematics. Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010; B.S., North Dakota State University, 2004. Area of focus: Combinatorics. Representative publications: “On the Stanley depth of squarefree Veronese ideals,” Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, 2011; “Degree bounds for linear discrepancy of interval orders and disconnected posets,” Discrete Mathematics, 2010. Representative awards: Marshall Sherfield Fellowship, Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, 2010; Mitch Keller Lifetime Achievement Award, Georgia Institute of Technology Graduate Student Government Association, 2010 (Inaugural recipient and award namesake).

Oleh Khalimonchuk Biochemistry. Ph.D., Dresden University of Technology (Germany), 2006; M.S., Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine), 2002. Area of focus: Mitochondrial biogenesis and protein homeostasis in physiological and pathological states. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Oligomerization of heme o synthase in cytochrome oxidase biogenesis is mediated by cytochrome oxidase assembly factor Coa2,” J. Biol. Chem. 287, 26715-26726, 2012; coauthored, “Selective Oma1-mediated proteolysis of the Cox1 subunit of cytochrome oxidase in assembly mutants,” J. Biol. Chem. 287, 7289-7300, 2012.

2012–2013 New Faculty Representative grants: Functional analyses and pathological states of heme a biosynthetic enzymes, American Heart Association ($94,000), 2010. Representative awards: American Heart Association Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2010; Magna cum Laude, Dresden University of Technology, 2006.

Nam Kyu Kim Political Science. Ph.D., University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, 2012. Area of focus: Political science. Representative publications: “Economic interdependence and Militarized Intestate Disputes: The Opportunity Cost vs. Signaling arguments,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, forthcoming.

Nora Peterson Modern Languages and Literatures. Ph.D., Brown University, 2012; M.A., Brown University, 2008; B.A., Carleton College, 2005. Area of focus: Comparative Literature: representations of the body (involuntary confessions of the flesh) in early modern French and German literature, digital humanities, early modern women’s writing. Representative publications: “Innocence, Interrupted: Bewusstsein and the Body in Heinrich von Kleist,” Colloquia Germanica, forthcoming 2013; “Competing Codes and Involuntary Confessions of the Flesh in the ‘Princesse de Clèves’,” Romanic Review, forthcoming 2013.

Malte Rehbein History. Ph.D., University of Goettingen, 2009; Magister Artium, University of Goettingen, 2000. Area of focus: Digital humanities, digital history, medieval Europe. Representative grants: ESF Exploratory Workshop “Digital Palaeograpy,” 2011; EU Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant, 2010. Representative awards: Dotations J. M. M. Hermans “pour le développement des étude paléographiques et codicologiques” (with Patrick Sahle and Torsten Schaßan), 2009.

Wayne Riekhof School of Biological Sciences. Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2004; B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999. Area of focus: Lipid metabolism, membrane biogenesis, and energy homeostasis in eukaryotic microbial model systems. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Glutathione transport is a unique function of the ATP-binding cassette protein ABCG2,” J Biol Chem. 285, 16582-16587, 2010; coauthored, “Drosophila lysophospholipid acyltransferases are specifically required for germ cell development,” Mol Biol Cell. 20, 5224-35, 2009. Representative awards: American Cancer Society Great West Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2011; National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirchstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005-2008.

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2012–2013 New Faculty Timothy Schaffert English. M.F.A., University of Arizona, 1994; B.A., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1991. Area of focus: Creative writing. Representative publications: Devils in the Sugar Shop, Unbridled Books, 2007; The Coffins of Little Hope, Unbridled Books, 2011. Representative awards: Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, 2006.

Alexandra Seceleanu Mathematics. Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011. Area of focus: Commutative algebra. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Syzygy theorems via comparison of order ideals on a hypersurface,” J. Pure Appl. Algebra 216, no. 2, 468-479, 2012; coauthored, “Inverse systems, fat points and the weak Lefschetz property,” J. Lond. Math. Soc. (2) 84, no. 3, 712-730, 2011. Representative awards: Irving Reiner Memorial award for outstanding scholastic achievement in algebra.

Daizaburo Shizuka School of Biological Sciences. Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz, 2009; B.A., Brown University, 2001. Area of focus: Ecology and evolution. Representative publications: “A social network perspective on measurements of dominance hierarchies,” Animal Behaviour, 2012; “Use of nape tags for marking offspring of precocial waterbirds,” Waterbirds, 2011. 6

Representative grants: Cognitive constraints on adaptation: Chick recognition as host defense against conspecific brood parasitism, NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant ($12,000), 2008-2009. Representative awards: Chicago Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2012; NSF East Asia Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship, 2010.

Jonathan Templin Psychology. Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004; M.S., University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 2002; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002. Area of focus: Quantitative psychology (psychometrics and statistics). Representative publications: Coauthored, Diagnostic Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications, New York: Guilford, 2010; coauthored, “Obtaining Diagnostic Classification Model Estimates using Mplus,” Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, in press. Representative grants: Longitudinal Diagnostic Models (PI), National Science Foundation ($150,000), 2010-2012; Diagnosing Teachers’ Multiplicative Reasoning (Co-PI), National Science Foundation ($944,163), 2009-2012.

David Warner Sociology. Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2004; M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2000; B.S., Cornell University, 1998. Area of focus: Aging, health, work and retirement, marriage, life course. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Adolescent Violent Victimization and

2012–2013 New Faculty Precocious Union Formation,” Criminology, forthcoming; coauthored, “Widening the Social Context of Disablement: The Importance of Marital and Nonmarital Relationships for Loneliness,” Social Science Research, forthcoming.

Tara Warner Sociology. Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012; M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2005; B.S., Louisiana State University, 2002; B.A., Louisiana State University, 2002. Area of focus: Sociology, criminology. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Policing Juveniles: Domestic Violence Arrest Policies, Gender, and Police Response to Child-Parent Violence,” Crime & Delinquency, forthcoming; coauthored, “Everybody’s Doin’ It (Right?): Neighborhood Norms and Sexual Activity in Adolescence,” Social Science Research, 2011.

Carly Woods Communication Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2010; M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2006; B.A., University of Mary Washington, 2004. Area of focus: Rhetorical and public culture, gender and sexuality studies, history of rhetoric and argumentation, social movements. Representative publications: “(Im)mobile Metaphors: Toward an Intersectional Rhetorical History,” in Karma Chávez and Cindy Griffin (Eds.), Standing in the intersection: Feminist Voices, Feminist Practices in Communication Studies, SUNY

Press, 2012; coauthored “The Debate Authors Working Group Model for Collaborative Knowledge Production in Argumentation and Debate Scholarship,” Argumentation & Advocacy, 2010. Representative grants: Creating Rhetorical Spaces: Literary and Debating Societies at Oberlin, 1835-1900, Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grant, Oberlin College Archives ($1,000), 2012; Theory and Practice: An Interactive Website for Women’s Studies, with Jean Ferguson Carr and Frayda Cohen, University of Pittsburgh Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence ($29,111), 2009. Representative awards: Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Society for the History of Rhetoric, 2011; Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh Arts and Sciences, 2009.

Wenliang Zhang Mathematics. Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2008. Area of focus: Commutative algebra, algebraic geometry. Representative publications: “Lyubeznik numbers of projective schemes,” Adv. Math, 228, 2011; “Discreteness and Rationality of F-jumping numbers on Singular Varieties,” Math. Ann., 2010. Representative grants: NSF Research Grant DMS #1068946 ($102,195), 2011-2014; NSF Conference Grant DMS #1160927 ($10,000), 20122013. Representative awards: Spring/ Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, 2009; Good Teaching Award, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 2008.

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2012–2013 New Faculty COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Elina Ibrayeva Management. Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1999; Ph.D., Kazakh National State University, 1989; B.A., Kazakh National State University, 1983. Area of focus: International organizational behavior. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy in Central Asian Transition Economies: Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses,” Journal of International Business Studies, 37, 92-100, 2006; coauthored, “Environmental and psychological challenges facing entrepreneurial development in transitional economies,” Journal of World Business, 35 (1), 95-110, 2000. Representative grants: Management Training for University Instructors in Central Asian Countries, Eurasia Foundation ($175,000), 1996; Women’s Leadership Grant to Promote Women’s Grassroots Activities in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, USIA ($200,000),1998. Representative awards: The M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), 2005; Southwest Minnesota State University Honor Roll faculty award for excellence in teaching four years in a row, 1999-2002.

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Laurie Miller Economics. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012. Area of focus: Labor economics. Representative publications: “Teams, Wages and Wage Dispersion,” International Journal of Manpower, forthcoming.

Scott Murray Finance. Ph.D., Baruch College, 2012; M.A., Columbia University, 2006; B.A., Swarthmore College, 2001. Area of focus: Empirical asset pricing. Representative publications: “Does RiskNeutral Skewness Predict the Cross-Section of Equity Option Portfolio Returns?” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming. Representative awards: Best Paper in Investments, Southwestern Finance Association, 2012; Oscar Landon Memorial Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in Finance, Baruch College, 2012.

Samuel Nelson Management. Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2011; M.B.A., University of Mexico, 2001; B.B.A., University of Mexico, 1997. Representative awards: UNL Parent’s Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Students, 2011; Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year (Honorable Mention) Graduate Studies, 2011.

2012–2013 New Faculty Jenna Pieper Management. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011; M.A., University of Tulsa, 2006; B.A., University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2004. Area of focus: Strategic human resource management. Representative publications: “The link between diversity and equality management practice bundles and racial diversity in the managerial ranks: Does firm size matter?” Human Resource Management, in press; “Comparing the predictive power of national cultural distance measures: Hofstede versus Project GLOBE,” Best Paper Proceedings of the Seventieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN 1543-8643, 2010. Representative awards: Best Dissertation Award, Human Resources Division, Academy of Management, 2012; Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010-2011.

Jean Riley-Schultz School of Accountancy. M.P.A., University of Nebraska, 1990; B.S.B.A., University of Nebraska, 1989. Area of focus: Financial accounting.

Varkey Titus Management. Ph.D., Indiana University, 2012; M.B.A., University of Texas-Arlington, 2007; B.B.A., Baylor University, 2005. Area of focus: Entrepreneurship and strategic management.

Representative publications: “Pioneering orientation and firm growth: Knowing when and to what degree pioneering makes sense,” Journal of Management, forthcoming; “Aligning strategic processes in pursuit of firm growth,” Journal of Business Research, 2011. Representative awards: Panchar Undergraduate Teaching Award for Associate Instructors, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2011.

Christopher Tuggle Management. Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2004; M.B.A., Missouri State University, 1999; B.S., Missouri Southern State University, 1994. Area of focus: Business administration, strategic management/entrepreneurship. Representative publications: “Shareholder influence over director nomination via proxy access: Implications for agency conflict and stakeholder value,” Strategic Management Journal, in press; “How to get the board you want: Attracting directors who have social capital,” Journal of Management Studies, 48 (8): 1782-1803. Representative awards: Richard G. Miller Summer Scholar Award, 2010-2014; O’Brien Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009.

Steve Welton Marketing. M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 1983; B.A., University of Kansas, 1976. Area of focus: Marketing and strategic marketing for financial services firms.

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2012–2013 New Faculty Glenn Williams Finance. Ph.D., University of Florida, 2004; M.B.A., Rollins College, 1997; B.S.M.E., University of South Carolina, 1990. Area of focus: Corporate finance, executive compensation and fixed income markets. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Drexel Burnham Lambert’s Bankruptcy and the Decline in Underwriter Fees in the 1990s,” Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 84. No.2, 2007.

Jifeng Yu Management. Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2006. Area of focus: Strategic management. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Pricing mortality securities with correlated morality indices,” Journal of Risk & Insurance, forthcoming; coauthored, “Enterprise risk management: Strategic antecedents, risk integration and performance,” North American Actuarial Journal, 16(1): 1-28, 2012. Representative awards: Summer Research Grant Awards, UNLV, 2010 and 2011; Entrepreneurship Research Grant Award, UNLV, 2009.

Xin Zhao Marketing. Ph.D., University of Utah, 2005; B.S., Fudan University (China), 2000. Area of focus: Chinese consumer culture and market development in China; consumer behavior and international 10

marketing. Representative publications: “Regulating Political Symbols: China’s Advertising Law and Politicized Advertising,” Journal of Advertising Research, 2011; “Politicizing Consumer Culture: Advertising’s Appropriation of Political Ideology in China’s Social Transition,” Journal of Consumer Research, 2008. Representative grants: CIBER Interdisciplinary Research Grants, Center for International Business Education and Research, University of Hawaii, 2010. Representative awards: Runner-up, Sidney J. Levy Best Paper Award, Journal of Consumer Research, June 2009, article published in August 2008.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SCIENCES Anthony Albano Educational Psychology. Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2012; B.S., Brigham Young University, 2006. Area of focus: Quantitative methods in education.

Joel Cramer Nutrition and Health Sciences. Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2003; M.P.E., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2001; B.A., Creighton University, 1997. Area of focus: The role of exercise and nutrition on neuromuscular physiology and general health in young adults and the elderly.

2012–2013 New Faculty Tonia Durden Child, Youth and Family Studies. Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2009; M.A., Central Michigan University, 2004; B.S.E., Georgia State University, 2002. Area of focus: Culturally relevant pedagogy, socio-cultural and identity development, educational access and equity. Representative publications: Coauthored, “The nature of teacher talk in small group activities,” Young Children, 74-81, 2010; “Do your homework! Investigating the role of culturally relevant pedagogy in comprehensive school reform models serving diverse student populations,” The Urban Review, 40(5), 403-419, 2008. Representative grants: Child Care and Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project, United States Department of Agriculture: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Co-PI ($7,045,226), 2010; Community Capacity Building: Supporting Military Children and Families-An Environmental Scan of Child Care Provider Training, United States Department of Agriculture: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Co-PI ($250,000), 2010. Representative awards: Pre-Professional Research/Creative Award, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2011; Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award, Georgia Association of Teacher Educators, 2009.

Lauren Gatti Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012; M.A., Loyola University-Chicago, 1999; B.A., Lawrence University, 1994. Area of focus: English education, urban education, teacher education policy, learning to teach. Representative publications: Coauthored, “The civic and political assets of preservice teachers: Understanding our Millennial students,” Teacher Education & Practice, 24(3), 2011; “Seriously popular: Rethinking 19th century American literature through teaching popular fiction,” English Journal, (100)6, 2011. Representative awards: Carrie R. Barton Memorial Fellow for English Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009-2010; Tasha Morgridge Distinguished Graduate Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010-2011.

Michael Hebert Special Education and Communication Disorders. Ph.D.,Vanderbilt University, 2012; Ed.M., Harvard University, 2002; B.S., Plymouth State University, 1998. Area of focus: Writing and reading for students with special needs. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Comparing effects of different writing activities on reading comprehension: A meta-analysis,” Reading and Writing: An interdisciplinary journal, 2012; coauthored, “Writing-to-read: A metaanalysis of the impact of writing and writing instruction on reading,” Harvard Educational Review, 81, 710-744, 2011. 11

2012–2013 New Faculty Dipra Jha Nutrition and Health Sciences. Ph.D., North Dakota State University; Ed.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2006; M.S., University of Wiscosnin-Stout, 2006; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2004. Area of focus: Hospitality and tourism management.

Youngjoo Lee Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design. Ph.D., Chung-Ang University (Korea), 2007; M.A., State University of New York, 2002; M.S., Chung-Ang University (Korea), 1997. Area of focus: Advanced CAD tecnnology in the demand-driven product environment typical of the apparel industry. Representative awards: First place in design juried showcase and exhibition titled “Convenient or Inconvenient” at Community of Art & Design/Apparel, Textiles & Design Juried Showcase and Exhibition, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 101th Annual Conference and Expo, Phoenix, AZ, 2011; Best Paper, The Korean Society of Costume, Seoul, Korea, 2006.

Mary Beth Lehmanowsky Educational Administration. Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1991; M.A., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1977; B.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1974. 12

Jodi Letkiewicz Child, Youth and Family Studies. Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012; M.S., The Ohio State University, 2010; B.S., Miami University, 1999. Area of focus: Family (personal) finance, behavioral economics. Representative publications: “Content analysis of Financial Services Review,” Financial Services Review, 2012. Representative awards: Ph.D. Student Travel Grants, The Association for Consumer Research, 2012; ACCI Conference Scholarship, The American Council on Consumer Interests, 2011.

John Mackiel Educational Administration. M.A., Antioch School of Law, Washington, DC, 1984; Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1979; M.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1975; M.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1974; B.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1972. Area of focus: Educational administration, labor law, guidance and counseling. Representative publications: “Twenty-two Years and Counting Since A Nation At Risk,” Nebraska Council of School Administration; “Developing a Practical Approach to Comprehensive Guidance Results-Based Evaluation,” ERIC/CASS Publications. Representative awards: Outstanding Educator Award, Alice Buffett Foundation, 2012; Omaha Education Association School Bell Award for Distinguished Service, 2012.

2012–2013 New Faculty Lorraine Males Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011; M.Ed., Indiana Wesleyan, 2003; B.S., Ithaca College, 1999. Area of focus: Mathematics education, focusing on secondary mathematics teacher preparation; curriculum analysis and teacher development. Representative publications: “Exploring U.S. textbooks treatment of the estimation of linear measurement,” ZDMThe International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2011; “Challenges of critical colleagueship: Examining and reflecting on study group interactions,” Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2010. Representative grants: College of Natural Sciences Dissertation Completion Grant, Michigan State University ($6,000), 2011; College of Natural Sciences Research Continuation Grant, Michigan State University ($6,000), 2010. Representative awards: Leadership Fellowship, Michigan State University Council of Graduate Students, 2012.

Scott Napolitano Educational Psychology. Ph.D., University of TexasAustin, 1996; M.A., University of TexasAustin, 1996; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison 1991. Area of focus: Clinical neuropsychology, school psychology.

Shannon Rowen Nutrition and Health Sciences. M.A., Doane College, 2007; B.A., Doane College, 2004. Area of focus: Leadership, management, and marketing. Representative awards: Highest Annual Sales Increase, Burger King Corporation, 1994; Best Profitability Over Plan (2nd place), Cormack Enterprises, 1994.

Corey Rumann Educational Administration. Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2010. Area of focus: Student veterans in higher education; college student development; student affairs. Representative publications: Called to serve: A handbook on student veterans and higher education, San Francisco: JosseyBass, Hamrick, F. A. & Rumann, C. B. (Eds.) forthcoming; coauthored, “Student veterans in transition: Re-enrolling after war zone deployments,” The Journal of Higher Education, 81(4), 431-458, 2010. Representative grants: Student veterans returning to a community college: Understanding their transitions ($1,250), PI; College Student Educators International to support research on the experiences of veterans returning to college, ACPA, 2009. Representative awards: Emerging Scholar, ACPA College Student Educators International, 2012; Research Excellence Award, 2010.

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2012–2013 New Faculty Qiaozhu Su Nutrition and Health Sciences. Ph.D., McGill University, 2007. Area of focus: Gene regulation, lipid signaling and lipid metabolism, nutrient-surplus and metabolic diseases. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Fructose: A highly lipogenic nutrient implicated in insulin resistance, hepatic steatosis and metabolic syndrome,” Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 299(5): E685694, 2010; coauthored, “Apolipoprotein B: not just a biomarker but a causal factor in hepatic endoplasmic reticulum stress and insulin resistance,” Clinical Lipidology, (5)2:267-276, 2010. Representative grants: Lipid Overload and Hepatic Steatosis Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral fellowship ($130,460), 2009-2012; Overproduction of Apolipoprotein B and Hepatic Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Stress Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation: Postdoctoral fellowship ($83,000), 2009-2011. Representative awards: Award for Young Investigators Forum from the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Canada, 2012; Junior Investigator Award for Women (finalist), the Council on Arteriosclerosiss, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB), USA, 2011.

Judith Wilson Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. Ph.D., University of Nevada– Reno, 2008; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana, 1974; B.A., Northwestern University, 1971. Area of focus: Literacy education; associate director of the Kit and Dick 14

Schmoker Reading Center. Representative publications: “Brisk and effective fluency instruction for small groups,” Intervention in School and Clinic, 2012; “Activity-system analysis of a highly effective first-grade teacher and her students,” Proquest, 2008. Representative grants: Adolescent Literacy Vocabulary Initiative, Doing What Works Implementation Grant ($20,000), 2011. Representative awards: Senior Scholar Mentor, University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association, 2006.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Changbum Ahn Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012; M.S., Columbia University, 2012; M.S.E., Seoul National University, 2008; B.S., Seoul National University, 2006. Area of focus: Construction engineering and management. Representative publications: “Importance of Operational Efficiency to Achieve Energy Efficiency and Exhaust Emission Reduction of Construction Operations,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 2012; “Consideration of the Environmental Cost in Construction Contracting for Public Works: A+C and A+B+C bidding methods,” Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, 2012. Representative awards: Pokrajac Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008; First Place Award in Architectural Engineering Research Forum, Seoul National University, 2005.

2012–2013 New Faculty Sohan Birla Biological Systems Engineering. Ph.D., Washington State University-Pullman, 2006; M.S., Indian Institute of Technology (India), 1997; B.S., J N Agriculture University (India), 1995. Area of focus: Electromagnetic energy based process development using computer simulation; process modeling and optimization Novel dehydration process development for drying fruits and vegetables. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Coupled electromagnetic and heat transfer model for microwave heating in domestic ovens,” Journal of Food Engineering, 2012; coauthored, “A 3-D computational fluid dynamics modeling and simulation studies of eggs placed on an egg tray under forced air convection,” Journal of Food Engineering, 108(3):480-492, 2011. Representative grants: Improving the safety of prepared, but not ready-to-eat, microwaveable foods through heat transfer and pathogen destruction modeling, USDA-Food Safety research proposal ($600,000), 2008; Develop and optimize extraction of bioactive functional compounds from the fruit and vegetable processing wastes using novel processing technologies, Co-PI, USDA SCRI ($400,000), 2008. Representative awards: Outstanding Volunteer Leadership award from the Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Division of IFT.

Derek Heeren Biological Systems Engineering. Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2012; M.S., South Dakota State University, 2008; B.S., South Dakota State University, 2004. Area of focus: Irrigation engineering and nutrient transport. Representative publications: “Using rapid geomorphic assessments to assess streambank stability in Oklahoma Ozark streams,” Transactions of the ASABE, 2012; “Development of deficit irrigation strategies for corn using a yield ratio model,” Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 2011. Representative grants: Phosphorus leaching in riparian floodplains: preferential flow and scale effects, U.S. EPA STAR Fellowship ($126,000), 2011; Scale Dependent Phosphorus Leaching in Alluvial Floodplains, USGS 104(g) Program ($200,000), 2010. Representative awards: New Faces of Engineering, American Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers, 2012; Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation, Oklahoma State University Student Water Research Conference, 2012.

Roberto Lenton Biological Systems Engineering. Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974; S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973; Civil Engineer, University of Buenos Aires, 1971. Area of focus: Integrated water resources management, water and food security, agricultural water management, sustainable development. Representative publications: Coedited, Integrated Water Resources 15

2012–2013 New Faculty Management in Practice: Better Water Management for Development, Earthscan, London and Sterling, VA, 2009; “Integrated Water Resources Management,” in Peter Wilderer (ed.), Treatise on Water Science, Volume 1, pp 9-21, Oxford: Academic Press, 2011. Representative awards: Honorary L.L.D., University of Dundee, Scotland, 2010.

Joe Luck Biological Systems Engineering. Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2012; M.S., University of Kentucky, 2007; B.S., University of Kentucky, 2002. Area of focus: Precision agriculture technologies, machine systems automation engineering. Representative publications: “A case study to evaluate field shape factors for estimating overlap errors with manual and automatic section control,” Transactions of the ASABE, 2011; “Estimating off-rate pesticide application errors resulting from agricultural sprayer turning movements,” Precision Agriculture, 2011. Representative grants: Sprayer Controller Evaluation for Improving Spatial Application of Pesticides, Precision Agriculture: Precision Resource Management-Phase VI, USDA/NIFA ($49,976), 2010-2013; Development of a Novel Pneumatic Nozzle Control System for Variable-Rate Pesticide Application, Precision Agriculture: Precision Resource Management-Phase V, USDA/CSREES ($40,320), 2009-2012. Representative awards: Oustanding Graduate Student in Precision Agriculture, International Society of Precision Agriculture, 2010.

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Jennifer Melander Biological Systems Engineering. Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010; M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2005; B.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2003. Area of focus: The development of STEM programming to promote biomedical engineering to elementary, middle school, and high school students throughout the state of Nebraska. Representative publications: “Silorane resin supports proliferation, differentiation and mineralization of MLO-A5 bone cells in vitro and bone formation in vivo,” J Biomedical Materials Research Part B, 2012; “Estimation of properties of a photoinitiated silorane-based composite with potential for orthopaedic applications,” J Biomedical Materials Research Part B, 2012. Representative awards: Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship, University of MissouriKansas City, 2009.

Michael Nastasi Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Ph.D., Cornell University, 1986; M.S., Cornell University, 1983; B.S., Cornell University, 1981. Area of focus: Ion-solid interactions, irradiation induced phase transformations, ion irradiation and plasma modification of materials, ion beam analysis of materials, synthesis and properties of high strength nanolayered composites, and surface mechanical properties. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Efficient Annealing of Radiation Damage Neaer Grain

2012–2013 New Faculty Boundries Via Interstitial Emmission,” Science, 327, 1631-1634, 2010; coauthored, “Compressive Flow Behavior of CU Thin Films and CU/NB Multilayers Containing Nanometer-scale Helium Bubbles,” Scripta Materialia, 64, 974-977, 2011. Representative grants: Radiation tolerance and mechanical properties of nanostructured ceramic/metal composites, DOE ($979,978), 2012-2015. Representative awards: Fellow of Materials Research Society, 2011; Fellow of American Physical Society, 2006.

Liyan Qu Electrical Engineering. Ph.D., University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 2007; M.Eng., Zhejiang University, 2002; B.Eng., Zhejiang University, 1999. Area of focus: Numerical analysis and computer aided design of electric machinery and power electronics devices, electric machinery dynamics and control, permanent magnet machines, magnetic materials, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Constant Power Control of DFIG Wind Turbines with Supercapacitor Energy Storage,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 359-367, 2011; coauthored, “Extraction of Low-Order Nonlinear Inductor Models from a High-order Physics-based Representation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 21, no.3, pp. 813-817, 2006. Representative grants: A Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State-of-the-Art Laboratories, Department of Energy ($25,000), 2010-2012; Directed

Research Power Electronics Software, Phoenix International Corporation ($24,850), 2011. Representative awards: Second Prize Paper Award, IEEE IAS Industrial Automation and Control Committee, 2007; Graduate with the Highest Distinction, Zhejiang University, 1999.

Amy Schmidt Biological Systems Engineering. Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2010; M.S., Iowa State University, 1999; B.S., Iowa State University, 1997. Area of focus: Agricultural and biological engineering. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Analysis of the optimal temporal sampling frequency to evaluate mean temperature response in cattle challenged with Lipopolysaccharide,” J. An. Sci., 2011; coauthored, “Parameterization of standard equations for determining daily evapotranspiration in the humid growing environment of the Mid-South,” J. Irrigation and Drainage Research, 2011. Representative grants: On-farm Validation of the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduler Tool (MIST) for Corn Production Systems, Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board ($46,248), 2011; On-farm Validation of the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduler Tool (MIST) for Soybean Production Systems, Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board ($77,231), 2011. Representative awards: Mississippi State University State Pride Award for Faculty Excellence, Mississippi State University, 2011; ASABE Conference Chair Recognition Award for the 2010 International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture, ASABE, 2011.

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2012–2013 New Faculty Benjamin Terry Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2012; M.S., Colorado School of Mines, 1999; B.S., Brigham Young University, 1997. Area of focus: Novel, long-term, ambulatory biosensors, expert systems for predictive failure analysis of biological systems, therapeutic medical devices, tissue mechanics. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Preliminary Friction Force Measurements on Small Bowel Lumen when Neglecting Sled Edge Effects,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2012; coauthored, “Small Intestine Mucosal Adhesivity to In vivo Capsule Robot Material,” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2012.

Hongfeng Yu Computer Science and Engineering. Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 2008. Area of focus: Visualization, high performance computing, computer graphics. Representative publications: “Hierarchical Streamline Bundles,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2012; “Visual Analysis of Particle Behaviors to Understand Combustion Simulations,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 2012.

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Yuebin Yu Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2012; M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2010; M.S., Hunan University, 2003; B.S., Zhongyuan Institute of Technology, 1998. Area of focus: Building performance and diagnostics, smart building, renewable energy system, advanced control. Representative publications: “Synergization of Air Handling Units for High Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings: Implementation Methodology and Performance Evaluation,” Energy and Buildings, 2012; “Pegi: Motivating Exercise with a Pedometer-Gift Box,” Proceedings of APCHI2012 (10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction), HCDNet Journal (ISSN: 1882-9635), 2012; “Synergization of Air Handling Units for High Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings: The Theory and Analysis,” Energy and Buildings, 2012. Representative grants: Advanced, Integrated Control for Building Operations to Achieve 40% Energy Savings ($1,773,578), with Siemens Corporate Research; U.S. DOE, award DE-EE0003843, Carnegie Mellon University.

2012–2013 New Faculty COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS Ming (Bryan) Wang Advertising. Ph.D., University of WisconsinMadison, 2012. Area of focus: Political communication, strategic communication, social media, and mobile commmunication. Representative publications: coauthored, “The civic consequences of ‘going negative’: Attack ads and adolescents’ knowledge, consumption, and participation,” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, in press; coauthored, “Ambivalence reduction and polarization in the campaign information environment: The Interaction between individual- and contexutal-level influences,” Communication Research, in press. Representative awards: 2010-11 Research and Travel Support for Doctoral Students, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of WisconsinMadison ($750), 2010; Top Faculty Paper Award (co-author), Communication Theory and Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2010.

COLLEGE OF LAW Jessica Shoemaker J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2004; B.A., University of Iowa, 1999. Area of focus: Property (including rural and American Indian land tenure), community economic development, agriculture, and energy. Representative publications: “Like Snow in the Spring Time: Allotment, Fractionation, and the Indian Land Tenure Problem,” WIS. L. REV. 729, 2003; Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy: Legal Issues in Farming the Wind, FLAG, 2007.

Brett Stohs J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2005; M.P.P., Duke University, 2005; B.A., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2001. Area of focus: Entrepreneurship Law Clinic. Representative awards: Randolph W. Thrower Award for Exceptional Service to the United States Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, 2009.

Adam Thimmesch J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2005; B.S., Oklahoma State University, 2002. Area of focus: Tax and business law.

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2012–2013 New Faculty INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES Gerard Adams Plant Pathology. Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 1981; M.S., University of California-Davis, 1978; B.S., University of California-Davis, 1975. Area of focus: Fungal diseases of forests and landscape trees, the biology of fungal plant pathogens and their taxonomy, and disease management. Representative publications: “Strong genetic differentiation between American and European populations of Phytophthora alni subsp. uniformis,” Phytopathology, in press; “Response of Alnus tenuifolia to inoculation with Valsa melanodiscus,” Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 33(2):202-209, 2011. Representative grants: Field testing the oak wilt, Ceratocystis fagacearum, confirmation protocols needed to populate the national oak wilt database under development by FHTET, USDA Forest Service ($80,000), 2009-2012; Determining whether Alaska’s new forest pathogen, Phytophthora alni ssp. uniformis, is native or invasive, USDA Forest Service ($60,000), 2009-2011. Representative awards: Sabbatical Research Fellowship, National Foundation for Science of South Africa, 1999; Outstanding Mentor Award, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, 1997.

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Guillerma Baigorria School of Natural Resources. Ph.D., Wageningen University, 2005; M.S., National Agrarian University of La Molina, 1993; B.S., National Agrarian University of La Molina, 1991. Area of focus: Crop simulation modeling, climate variability, linking and coupling global and regional climate models to dynamic crop models. Representative publications: “Potential influence of land development patterns on regional climate: A summer case study in the Central Florida,” Natural Hazards, 62: 877-885; “ENSO classification indices and summer crop yields in the southeastern USA,” Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151: 817-826, 2011. Representative grants: Optimizing future crop yield projections using weighted multi-model ensemble approaches: A new framework for an integrated climate application system, PI, NSF Earth System Modeling (EaSM): USDA/NIFA 2011-00828 (project $895,379/share $299,704), 2011-2014; Integration of NASA models and missions into agricultural decision support, CoPI, NASA Earth Science Division Applied Sciences Program (NNH08ZDA001NDECISIONS) (project $926,437/share $185,916), 2009-2012. Representative awards: Young Researcher Award of the Florida Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (FASABE) 2009.

2012–2013 New Faculty William Bird Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2006. Area of focus: Youth leadership development, educator preparation, motivational theory.

Humberto Blanco Canqui Agronomy and Horticulture. Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2003; M.S., University of Missouri, 1995; B.S., Technical University of Oruro (Bolivia), 1990. Area of focus: Applied soil physics; soil physical, chemical, and biological processes and properties; water and wind erosion. Representative publications: Coauthored, Principles of Soil Management and Conservation, Springer, 2008; “Soil Conservation,” in Ecosystem Management and Sustainability, Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5/10:, 2011. Representative grants: Total amount ($406,000). Representative awards: Young Scholar Award, Soil Science Society of America, Division S-6, 2008; The Charles Edmund Marshall Scholarship Award, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2003.

Mary Brown School of Natural Resources. Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2011; M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1982; B.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1979. Area of focus: Applied ecology and population biology. Representative publications: “Exploring recapture heterogeneity in Cliff Swallows: Increased exposure to mist nets leads to net avoidance,” PLoS One, in press; “Channel width and Interior Least Tern and Piping Plover nesting incidence on the Lower Platte River, Nebraska,” Great Plains Research, 2012. Representative grants: Persistent effects of wind power development on prairie grouse in Nebraska, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission ($598,000), 2012-2016; Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership: Protecting imperiled birds and their habitat in Nebraska, Nebraska Environmental Trust ($193,000), 2012-2015. Representative awards: Elliott Coues Medal, American Ornithologists Union, 2009; Elective Member, American Ornithologists Union, 2008.

Karen Cannon Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. Ph.D., 2011; M.A.S.S., Colorado State University, 2003; B.A., Colorado State University, 2000. Area of focus: Agricultural communications: public opinion, issues management, and public relations in the areas of agriculture and

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2012–2013 New Faculty natural resources, science literacy; scholarship of teaching and learning. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Preparation for full time employment: A capstone experience for students in leadership programs,” Journal of Leadership Education, 10(1), 103-114, 2011; coauthored, “An exploration of reflection: Participants expression of learning style in an international experiential learning context,” Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011. Representative grants: STEC in the beef chain: Assessing and mitigating the risk by translational science, education and outreach; National Institute for Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2012. Representative awards: North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2010; Gamma Sigma Delta, Honors Society of Agriculture, Inductee 2009.

Kayla Colgrove Southeast Research and Extension Center. M.S., University of Nebraska– Lincoln, 2011; B.S., University of Nebraska– Lincoln, 2008. Area of focus: Nutrition and health education.

Lena Cottle Animal Science. Ph.D., West Texas A&M University, 2011; M.S., West Texas A&M University, 2008; B.S., West Texas A&M University, 2006. Area of focus: Equine science, equine carcass composting. Representative publications: “Fate and transport of sodium pentobarbital from disposal of euthanized equine carcasses 22

during the composting process,” Ph.D. Dissertation, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX, 2011; coauthored, “Sodium pentobarbital residues in compost piles containing carcasses of euthanized equines,” International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture, 2010.

Linda Dannehl West Central Research and Extension Center. M.A.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2011; B.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1982. Area of focus: Extension educator, 4-H youth development.

Melissa Evans Panhandle Research and Extension Center. M.S., Colorado State University, 1984; B.S., Colorado State University. Area of focus: 4-H youth extension educator.

John Michael Farrell Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. M.S., Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicago, 1971; A.B., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1969. Area of focus: Public broadcasting, developing documentaries about the culture, history and environment of the Great Plains. Representative publications: Contributor of photographs and essay, Scenery, Curiosities, and Stupendous Rocks: William Quesenbury’s Overland Sketches, 1850-1851, University of

2012–2013 New Faculty Oklahoma Press, 2011; “There is No Place Like Nebraska,” two photographs, Nebraska History, Spring issue, 1999. Representative grants: Engaging Antarctica, NSF Informal Science Education project in partnership with the University of Nebraska State Museum and WGBH’s science series NOVA ($1.2M). Representative awards: Western HeritageNational Cowboy Hall of Fame Award, Best Documentary, The Platte River Road, 1991; Finalist, NY Film and Video Festival, In Search of the Oregon Trail, 1996.

Thomas Field College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1990; M.S., Colorado State University, 1987; B.S., Colorado State University, 1980. Area of focus: Mentor students to become employers and community builders through entrepreneurship and innovation. Representative publications: Coauthored, “The evolution of lean beef: Identifying lean beef in today’s U.S. marketplace,” Meat Science:doi:10.1016/j.meatsci.2011.05.023, 2011; Scientific Farm Animal Production–10th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. Representative grants: Visions Feedyard Performance Characterization, North American Limousin Foundation ($11,500), 2004-2006; Niche Beef Production and Marketing in Colorado, Western Region SARE, Co-Investigator ($59,470), 2002. Representative awards: Jim and Nadine Henry Award, Colorado State Alumni Association, 2011; Distinguished Faculty Award, Colorado Farm Bureau, 2004.

Jennifer Gerdes 4-H Youth Development. Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2012; M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2008; B.S., University of Nebraska– Lincoln, 2006. Area of focus: Professional development for adults working with children ages 0-12 in non-school based settings (community child care, preschool, before and after school). Representative publications: Coauthored, “Experiences in nature: A pathway to standards,” Young Children (63), 2008; coauthored, Environmental Scan of Extension Professional Development Opportunities for Early Childhood and School Age Providers, Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska–Lincoln-Extension, 2011.

Douglas Golick Entomology. Ph.D., University of Nebraska– Lincoln, 2005; M.Ed., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2001; B.S., University of Nebraska– Lincoln, 1999. Area of focus: Science literacy and teacher education; developing technologies to enhance science teaching and scientific literacy; using database driven web-based programs and mobile device technologies to compliment college science instruction. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Using Web-based Key Character and Classification Instruction for Teaching Undergraduate Students Insect Identification,” Journal of Science Education and Technology, in press; coauthored,

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2012–2013 New Faculty “Using Insects to Promote Science Inquiry in Elementary Classrooms,” NACTA Journal 54:3, 2010. Representative grants: Development and Delivery of User Friendly IPM Tools for use with PCs and PDAs, USDA, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, North Central Regional IPM Competitive Grants, Co-PI ($62,608), 2004-2005; Interactive Instruction on Plagiarism and Intellectual Ownership in Writing: Cite Right Website, Enhancing Teaching and Learning at UNL Seed Grant Program, Co-PI ($8,100), 2004-2005.

Annette Haas Panhandle Research and Extension Center. M.A., University of St. Thomas, 1994; B.A., College of St. Thomas, 1988. Area of focus: 4-H youth development. Representative publications: “Are You Ready? The College Transition,” Curriculum, University of Wisconsin-Extension, 2007. Representative awards: Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, 2008; Achievement in Service Award, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, 2004.

Amitkumar Jhala Agronomy and Horticulture. Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada), 2009; M.S., Anand Agricultural University (India), 2003; B.S., Gujarat Agricultural University (India), 2000. Area of focus: Herbicide resistant weeds, gene flow, hybridization, herbicide tank mixtures, leaching of

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herbicides, weed control in corn and soybean. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Leaching of indaziflam compared with residual herbicides commonly used in Florida citrus,” Weed Technology 26:602-607, 2012; coauthored, “Pollen mediated gene flow in flax: Can genetically engineered and organic flax coexist?” Heredity (Nature Publishing Group) 106:557-566, 2011. Representative grants: Impact of volunteer corn on soybean yield, corn rootworm and plant disease, COPI, USDA-NIFA ($98,959). Representative awards: Recognized by Prof. Mike Wilkinson (United Kingdom) and wrote a two page commentary that was published in the same issue of Heredity (106:907-908), 2011; Crop Science (48: 825-840) was selected as a quality paper by the Crop Science Society of America and invited to write a press note that was published in the CSA News, 2008.

Jessica Johnson Panhandle Research and Extension Center. M.S., Kansas State University, 2011; B.S., Colorado State University, 2010. Area of focus: Production economics and risk management.

Chitvan Khajuria Entomology. Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2010. Area of focus: Entomology.

2012–2013 New Faculty Kevin Korus Plant Pathology. M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2011; B.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2008. Area of focus: To coordinate the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic, to educate growers through extension and outreach. Representative publications: “Extra ‘Dusty’ Conditions in Corn This Year Due to Fungi,” Crop Watch, 2012; “Reemergence of Goss’s Bacterial Wilt and Blight of Corn in the Midwest States,” Integrated Crop Management Conference, Iowa State University, 2009. Representative awards: Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, 2011; Frances Sylvia Zverina Scholarship Recipient, Western Reserve Herb Society, 2008-2009.

Bo Liu West Central Research and Extension Center. Ph.D., University of Arkansas; M.S., Nanjing Agricultural University (P.R. China); B.S., Shandong Agricultural University (P.R. China). Area of focus: Understanding crop residue management and water management and their impacts to soil borne diseases and root diseases; soil microbial ecology. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Pythium and Fusarium communities in soils with longterm conventional tillage, no tillage and successional systems and their relationship with seed-rot and damping-off of soybean,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2011; “Rapid diagnosis of Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides using molecular techniques,” European Journal of Plant

Pathology 120:273-287, 2011. Representative grants: Characterization, quantification and biological function of Fusarium species in soybean root systems, Soybean Board of Nebraska ($26,500), 2012; Characterization and quantification of root disease complex pathogens of wheat causing crown rot and root rot in irrigated and dry land as well as various cropping systems, ARD internal grant, UNL ($89,000), 2012.

Dustin Loy Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2011; D.V.M., Iowa State University, 2009; B.S., Iowa State University, 2005. Area of focus: Veterinary microbiology. Representative publications: “A method for in vivo propagation of the Necrotizing Hepatopancreatitis bacterium in Litopenaeus vannamei,” Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 2011; “Comparative analysis of hemocyte phagocytosis between six species of arthropods as measured by flow cytometry,” Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 2011. Representative awards: IDEXX Clinical Pathology Scholarship, Iowa State University, 2009.

James MacDonald Animal Science. Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2006; M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2002; B.S., North Dakota State University, 1999. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Case Study: Grain adaptation of yearling steers to steamflaked corn-based diets using a complete 25

2012–2013 New Faculty starter feed,” The Professional Animal Scientist, 28:482-488, 2012; coauthored, “Effects of 20% corn wet distillers grains plus solubles in steam-flaked and dry-rolled cornbased finishing diets on heifer performance, carcass characteristics, and manure characteristics,” J. Anim. Sci., doi:10.2527/ jas.2012-5198, 2012. Representative grants: Net energy values of DDG with different concentrations of fat, Poet Nutrition ($27,000) 2011-2012; Net energy values of DDG with different concentrations of fat, cooperative agreement with USDA-ARS ($20,000), 20112012. Representative awards: William G. Whitmore Memorial Travel Award, 2005; Holling Family Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004.

Amanda Ramer-Tait Food Science and Technology. Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2006; B.S., Western Kentucky University, 2000. Area of focus: Understanding how host-microbial interactions, including gastrointestinal infections, influence mucosal immunity and gastrointestinal homeostasis. Representative publications: Coauthored “Helicobacter bilis colonization enhances susceptibility to typhlocolitis following an inflammatory trigger,” Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 2011; coauthored “Mucosal gene expression profiles following the colonization of immunocompetent defined flora C3H mice with Helicobacter bilis: a prelude to typhlocolitis,” Microbes and Infection, 2009. Representative grants: Impact of Escherichia coli colonization on susceptibility to inflammatory insults, Crohn’s and Colitis

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Foundation of America ($270,000), 20122014. Representative awards: Graduate Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 2006.

Ty Schmidt Animal Science. Ph.D., University of Missouri; M.S., West Texas A&M University; B.S., West Texas A&M University. Area of focus: Improving meat quality and meat safety through pre-harvest intervention, including nutrition, animal health, animal physiology, and management. Representative publications: “Survival of O157:H7 and non-O157:H7 serotypes of Escherichia coli in bovine bile salts and rumen fluid,” J. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 2012; “Broiler Stunning Methods and their Effects on Welfare, Rigor Mortis, and Meat Quality,” World Poultry Sci. J., 2012. Representative grants: Assessment of E. coli O157:H7-pAK1-lux in vitro, ex vivo, and growth curve comparison between naturally isolated E. coli O157:H7 for determination of photonic properties and survivability of the transformed E. coli O157:H7-lux within cattle, Mississippi State University Special Research Initiative ($40,860), 2010; Comparison of growth, stability, competitive nature, and plasmid stability of two strains of E. coli O157:H7 (pathogenic and nonpathogenic) transformed with the XEN14 transposon, Mississippi State University Special Research Initiative ($39,750), 2010. Representative awards: Mississippi State University State Pride Award for Faculty Excellence, 2010; Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2009.

2012–2013 New Faculty Tammy Stuhr Southeast Research and Extension Center. M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2007; B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2000. Area of focus: Extension education: 4-H Youth Development, science and animal science, leadership. Representative publications: A Comparative Analysis of Servant Leadership and Personality Temperament, University of Nebraska– Lincoln, 2007.

John Thomas Panhandle Research and Extension Center. M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2001; B.S., Colorado State University, 1981. Area of focus: Extension educator, cropping systems.

Christina Topliff Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2004; M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1997; D.V.M., Kansas State University, 1987; B.S., Kansas State University, 1985. Area of focus: The pathogenesis of BVDV and BRSV infections; teaching VMED 686, Veterinary Microbiology to the second year PPVM students. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Systemic Distribution of Viral Antigen in Alpacas Persistently Infected With Bovine Pestivirus,” Veterinary Pathology, 2012; coauthored, “Comparison of viral replication and IFN response in alpaca

and bovine cells following bovine viral diarrhea virus infection,” Virology, 2011. Representative grants: Bison herd health management practices, USDA/NIFA-Oglala Lakota College ($58,067), 2011-2013; Range Bison Herd Health, Five-State Ruminant Consortium, South Dakota State University ($125,000), 2010-2012.

Kayte Tranel West Central Research and Extension Center. M.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln; B.S., University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Area of focus: Nutrition education, food safety, physical activity.

Monte Vandeveer Southeast Research and Extension Center. Ph.D., Purdue University, 1990; M.S., Kansas State University, 1986; B.S., Kansas State University, 1984. Area of focus: Extenstion farm management and marketing.

Haishun Yang Agronomy and Horticulture. Ph.D., Wageningen University (Netherlands), 1996; M.S., Wageningen University (Netherlands), 1993; B.S., China Agricultural University (China), 1984. Area of focus: Crop simulation modeling, development of decision support system for crop management. Representative publications: Coauthored, “Hybrid-Maize: A Simulation Model for Corn Growth and Yield” (hybridmaize.unl. 27

2012–2013 New Faculty edu), Ver. 2004, 2005 and 2006, Nebraska Cooperative Extension CD9, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; coauthored, “Maize-N: Nitrogen Rate Recommendation for Irrigated Maize,” University of Nebraska (version 2008.1), 2008. Representative grants: Carbonsequestration, DOE-OBER ($1,000,116), 2003-2008; Adding daily solar radiation and dew point temperature to historical weather records of the U.S. Cooperative Observer Network in the High Plains Region, NOAA ($69,000), 2007-2008. Representative awards: Best Poster, European Congress of Agronomy, 2006; Excellent Group Performance of Carbon Sequestration Project, UNL-IANR, 2005.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Kent LaCombe Research and Instructional Services. Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2010; M.L.S., Emporia State University, 2006; M.A., Kansas State University, 2001; B.A., Western Michigan University, 1998. Area of focus: Library and information sciences, environmental history, indigenous history, American history. Representative publications: Pioneering Change: Creating Home-Education Module to Promote Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes, Kansas State University, 2005; Pioneering Change: Strengthening Staff-Education Module to Promote Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes, Kansas State University,

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2005. Representative grants: Graduate Student Fellowship Grant, Canadian Embassy ($5,000), 2007; Research Grant, Institute for Military History and Twentieth Century Studies ($1,500), 2006. Representative awards: Phi Beta Kappa, inducted at Western Michigan University, 1998; President of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Western Michigan University branch, 1996-1998.

Melissa Moll Technical Services. M.A., University of WisconsinMadison, 2012; D.M.A., University of Iowa, 2006; M.A., University of Iowa, 1998; B.A., Bethany College, 1996. Area of focus: Cataloging and metadata librarian. Representative awards: Fulbright Fellowship to Germany, 2001-2002; Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Iowa Council on Teaching, 2001.

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