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Madison Scholarly News — January 2005


Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Information Technology and Management Science) published the following two journal articles: " Applications of 'Human Factors' in Wireless Telecommunications Service Delivery, International Journal of Services and Standards" (IJSS), Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 287-298, 2005. (co-authors: Josh Krause, Michelle Imperio, Stephen Macchio and Kimberly Rill) and "Management of Telecommunications Services: A Vital New Content Area and A Course Model for the College of Business," in International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE), Issue No. 3, 2005 (co-authors: Faye P. Teer and Harold B. Teer).

Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published the article "Modesty and Modernity: Photography, Race and Representation on Mexico's Costa Chica (Guerrero)" in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 11(4), pp. 1-29, November 2004.

Randy L. Mitchell (Associate Vice President, Student Affairs) published the book, "Flying Through Clouds: Navigating Uncertainty and Change in the Student Affairs Profession," by Atwood Publishing. The book, Mitchell's fourth, continues a series of essays on the changing nature of student affairs work.

Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) published the following: "From practice to theory to practice: A brief retrospective on the transformative mediation model," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 19 (3), 925-936, (2004); "The beaten path to mediator quality assurance: The emerging narrative of consensus and its institutional functions," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 19 (3), 937-964 (2004) and with D.J., Antes, J.R., & Saul, J.A. (2004), "Identifying practice competence in transformative mediators: An interactive rating scale assessment nodel," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 19 (3), 1005-1058, (2004).

Dr. Stephen Poulson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology) had an editorial-opinion article, "Iran: Fear prompts pursuit of nuclear weapons," published in the Roanoke Times on December 5, 2004.

Dr. David Pruett (Associate Professor, Mathematics) was featured in the February issue of Science and Theology News regarding his course, "From Black Elk to Black Holes: Tales of a Mysterious Universe," which was offered through the Honors Program and the Department of Philosophy and Religion in spring 2004. In the course, students explored the universe by seeking balance between the path of the heart (wisdom) and the path of the mind (knowledge).

Dr. J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. (Professor of Economics and Kirby L. Kramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a book, "The Changing Face of Economics: Interviews with Cutting Edge Economists," (coauthored with David Colander and Richard P.F. Holt), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Greg Wang (Assistant Professor, Human Resource Development) published an edited book, "Advances in HRD measurement and evaluation: Theory and practice" (2004, Sage), and wrote two chapters: Chapter 1. Human Resource Development Measurement and Evaluation: Looking back and moving forward, p. 5-15; and Chapter 3. Human resource development evaluation: Emerging market, barriers, and theory building, p. 22-36.


Dr. Steve J. Baedke (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $69,034 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "Hydrogeochemical and Groundwater Modeling Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Effects of Climate Change on Great Lakes Wetlands" to investigate and quantify groundwater and surface water around Lake Huron and Lake Michigan that contain strand plains of beach ridges and wetlands.

Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $14,962 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to provide support for the International Mine Action Service Web site.

Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Office of Public Safety), Dr. Jeanne Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) and Cecilia van Zyl (Counselor and Substance Abuse Specialist, Counseling and Student Development Center) received $1,500 from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to support the BASICS and Choices training as a statewide event through Operation Undergrad.

Elizabeth M. Dahmus (Co-director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) and Penelope Critzer (Co-director, SVCDC) received $274,790 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide comprehensive developmental services to the children of Virginia, promoting optimal physical, social, mental and emotional development and well being of all children.

Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $5,000 from the National Park Service for "Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Database" to oversee the implementation of an electronic database.

Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) received $94,508 from the Governor's Office for Substance Abuse Prevention to continue to build on the success of the State Incentive Grant by upgrading the Prevention Basics Level I-III curriculum and delivery workshops.

Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $2,622 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biologically relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents.

Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Associate Professor, Biology) received $40,001 from the National Science Foundation to understand the function of the alpha-amylase in Arabidopsis.

Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $8,235 from the National Park Service to conduct archaeological studies of the Old Rag parking lot and the Weakley Hollow access trail in Shenandoah National Park.

Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $57,247 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to provide Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS program coverage.

Dr. Martha K. Ross (Professor, Early Childhood Education) received $43,850 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to strengthen the collaboration of early childhood education services.

Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Kramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $11,250 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services for the journal.


Barbara E. Chandler MOT, OTR (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) with Dr. Jodi Hanzlik of Colorado State University co-authored the Curriculum Analysis Tool (CAT) for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Developed in response to the 2003 Practice Analysis of the Occupational Therapy Profession, the CAT is designed to help occupational therapy educational programs develop curricula that prepare students for current practice. Chandler and Hanzlik introduced the CAT at the NBCOT Practice Analysis Conference in Orlando and the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis. Chandler also gave the keynote address, "Using Evidence Based Practice in the Schools," at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Annual School System Symposium, hosted by the JMU Occupational Therapy program.

Jody Condit Fagan (Assistant Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) presented "Digital Reference Software Update" at the invitation of the Virtual Reference Desk Conference, Cincinatti, Ohio, on November 7, 2004.

Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor of Sociology) participated in the National African-American Student Leadership Conference at Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., January 14-15. He presented as part of a panel discussing the topic of "Afrikan Male Leadership and the Osirian Mythological Dramaturgy of Classical Afrika". He also presented an individual paper, "Afrikan Student Leadership: The Metaphor of the Bomber."

Dr. Natalie A. Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology) made two presentations, "The game project in introductory psychology: Lessons learned," poster session, and "Eliminating social loafing on group projects," participant idea exchange, at the 27th annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., January.

Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) presented a paper, "Seven-Phase Model of Conflict: Practical Applications for Conflict Mediators and Leaders" at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, November 11, 2004, Chicago, Illinois; paper co-authors include Emily R. Hoole, Amy D. Thelk, & Susan L. Davis, Ph.D. candidates in the JMU Doctoral Program in Assessment and Measurement, and Sallye S. Trobaugh, Mediation Associates LLC, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Kimsey also received recertification as a court-referred mediator with the Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Virginia Supreme Court.

Michael J. Klein (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric Program) presented "Representations of Cloning in Film" as part of a panel on Cloning in the Popular Imagination at the Choices and Challenges Forum, held in Blacksburg, VA, Oct. 28, 2004.

Dr. Carmenza Kline (Professor, Spanish) presented a lecture on the topic of my last book, "Violencia en Macondo" at the Universidad de La Plata in Argentina November 25, and shared wonderful and memorable experiences with the best writers of Latin America and Spain such as Ernesto Sabato, Carlos Fuentes and Ernesto Cardinal. She also participated in the Third World Congress of the Spanish Language.

Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "Black Mexico in Historical and Contemporary Perspective" by invitation at the Center for Folklife and Culture Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, November 30, 2004.

Jennifer McCabe (Librarian, Health & Human Services) presented "Beyond Information Literacy: Getting Personal on the Internet" at the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, Calif., November 15, 2004. The presentation highlighted the creation and recording of a series of Web-based videos designed to teach students how to use the library.

Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor of Anthropology) organized the panel "Parenting in Modern Times: The 'Home Work' of American Working Families" and co-presented the paper, "Everyday Moments: Finding 'Quality Time' among American Working Families" at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, December 15.

C. William Rice (Professor, Music) served as an adjudicator for the mallet keyboard competition at the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention held in Nashville, Tenn., November 10-13.

Maureen Shanahan (Administrator, Honors Program) presented a paper, "The Franco-Venezuelan Migrations and Metamorphoses of Simón Bolívar: 1950/2004," at the third interdisciplinary conference of the Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies in the Netherlands. The paper has just been accepted as one of the selected conference papers to be published in 2005 by Växjo University Press, Sweden, October 2004.

Greg Werner (Director, Strength & Conditioning) made a presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association's sport specific training conference in Louisville, January 12. The presentation title was "Lifts, Jumps and Sprints: Conjugate Training for Speed Development." He presented "Applying Conjugate Training Methods for Improving Sports Performance" at the 2005 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, the largest sports and fitness weekend event in the world as part of the Strength Training Summit.

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