Scholarly News Archive

Madison Scholarly News — October 2004


Dr. James Benedict (Professor, Psychology) and Speed student Jessica Anderton co-wrote the article, "Applying the Just-in-Time Teaching Approach to Teaching Statistics," published in Teaching of Psychology, vol. 31, no. 3.

Dr. Tom Dillon (Associate Professor, Information Technology) and Dr. S.E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Information Technology) published an article, "The Emergence of Accounting Information Systems Programs," which compares AIS programs in the United States and identifies the core curriculum issues being taught, in the latest issue of Management Accounting Quarterly, Spring 2004, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 29-36.

Dillon and Dr. Harry Reif (Associate Professor, Information Technology) contributed a chapter, "Identifying Purchase Perceptions that Affect Consumers' Internet Buying," which examines how customer service, consumer risk, shopping experience and perceptions of the product influences Internet buyers, to the recently published refereed scholarly book, Strategies for Generating E-Business Returns on Investment.

Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Head and Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) edited a special issue of the journal, White House Studies, on "The President and Foreign Policy: Chief Architect or General Contractor?" Vol. 4, No. 1, summer 2004.

Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) co-authored a competitive paper, "Measurement of the Seven Phase Model of Conflict," with Emily R. Hoole, Amy D. Thelk, Susan L. Davis, Ph.D. candidates in the Assessment and Measurement Program, and Sallye Trobaugh, co-owner and mediator, Mediation Associates, LLC, at the Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention Paper Session, American Educational Research Association, San Diego, Calif., April 12-16.

Dr. Fletcher Linder (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) published "Slave Ethics and Imagining Critically Applied Anthropology in Public Health Research," in Medical Anthropology, 23:1-30.

Dr. Nancy B. Nichols (Assistant Professor, Business) co-wrote with Jill Mayclim of KPMG and Dr. M. Cathy Sullivan of California State U., the article, "Related-party like-kind property exchanges: recent IRS guidance," in The CPA Journal, Vol. 74, No. 5, May 1.

Dr. Andrea S. Wiley (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published a book, An Ecology of High-altitude Infancy: A Biocultural Perspective, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2004. Wiley published the paper, "'Drink Milk for Fitness': The Cultural Politics of Human Bio-logical Variation and Milk Consumption in the United States," in American Anthropologist, Vol. 106, No. 3, September 2004. Wiley also presented the paper, "From 'White Poison' to 'Does a body good': a critical examination of the relationship between milk and child growth" at the Association for the Study of Food and Society annual meeting in Hyde Park, N.Y., June 12.

Dr. Pavel Zemliansky (Assistant Professor, Writing Program) published and edited with the late Wendy Bishop, the book, Research Writing Revisited: A Sourcebook for Teachers, published by Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 2004. Four Writing Program faculty wrote articles published in the book: Dr. Shelley Aley (Associate Professor) wrote "The Collage Connection: Using Hypertext to Teach Research Writing";

Dr. Kenneth R. Wright (Assistant Professor) wrote "Moving Writing Out of the Classroom: An Appeal for Community Literacy Composition Pedagogies"; Drs. Traci Pipkins (Assistant Professor) and Jim Zimmerman (Assistant Professor) co-wrote "Walking the Fine Line: Balancing Assessment Politics with Writing Pedagogy."


Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,372 from National Security Research to locate and document unclassified information on high-power radio frequency source technologies and system thresholds.

Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $2,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to measure the kinetics of reactions between primary alcohols and copper oxide.

Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $6,177 from the National Park Service for "Spindle House Excavation, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park" to conduct archaeological field testing and to prepare a preliminary report.

Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $18,000 from Richmond City Schools to provide a psychology student internship.

Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Nursing) received $5,318 from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide an internship experience.

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA) received $34,286 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide radio reading services.

Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $3,000 from SAW Community Foundation for "Caregivers Community Net-work" to expand volunteer coordination efforts to meet the growing needs of eligible families throughout Augusta County.

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to develop a business plan in support of the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative.

Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $3,503 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to upgrade the Gathright Dam/Lake Moomaw archaeological artifact collection and $1,611 from the Highland County Historical Society to locate archaeological sites within Clover Creek Chapel Cemetery.

Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $580,654 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "The Virginia Center for Health Outreach at JMU" to serve in a coordinating role to support community health workers across Virginia; $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide a series of workshops across Virginia on fundamentals of developing and sustaining community-based activities; $49,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families of Page County" to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start in life; and $37,500 from the Virginia Statewide Area Health Education Center Program to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically under-served populations through community-academic partnerships. Nye also received three grants to support an international festival -- $300 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital, $250 from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and $250 from Sanctuary United Church of Christ.

Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $208,971 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to provide Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program coverage.

Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $103,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an increased number of qualified speech-language pathologists.

Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from Louisa County to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses.

Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Speech Pathology) received $3,261 from Special Olympics Inc. to integrate a newly initiated Healthy Hearing Program in Virginia in order to enhance hearing health for Special Olympics athletes.

Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $47,965 from the National Science Foundation to provide students from institutions across the United States, primarily from institutions less likely to have resources available to support student research, with authentic mathematical research experiences at JMU.

Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $32,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2004 Health and Physical Activity Institute to improve health literacy and to facilitate effective instruction in health and physical education.

Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $7,930 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the council programs in the Shenandoah Valley in 2004-05.

Dr. Reid J. Linn (Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Programs; Professor, Special Education) and Cheryl Henderson (Co-director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $2,191,123 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Virginia Special Education Training and Technical Assistance Center to enhance service for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities.


Dr. Keo Cavalcanti (Professor and Head, Sociology and Anthropology) presented three papers at professional conferences: "Religious Diffusion and the Political and Social Consequences of Missionary Style," at the annual Association for the Sociology of Religion meeting in San Francisco, August; "The Case for Secular Assimilation? Religion and the Latino Experience in Richmond, Virginia," co-authored with Debra Schleef of the University of Mary Washington, at the annual American Sociological Association meeting in San Francisco, August; and "Bossa Nova as a Cultural Bridge: Connecting the Brazilian and American Musical World," at the Brazilian Studies Association meeting in Rio De Janeiro, June. Cavalcanti served as the convener and discussant of two sessions, "Race/Ethnicity and Religious Diversity" and "Globalization and Morality," of the Association for the Sociology of Religion conference in San Francisco, August. Cavalcanti was organizer and chair of the session, "Playing Bossa Nova Now and Then," at the Brazilian Studies Association meeting in Rio de Janeiro.

Richard Finkelstein (Assistant Professor, Theatre) was on a U.S Institute for Theatre Technology panel in April. Finkelstein has begun design work on the visual stage renovations for a new theatre and act for comedian Yakov Smirnoff, which involves four different scenery studios, estimated to cost $250,000.

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