Madison Scholarly News — March 2006
Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $4,369 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide laboratory testing for the Secure Remote Management Drive.
Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Bruce E. Lundeen (Administrator, Shenandoah Valley Pure Water 2000 Forum) received two grants of $270,300 and $77,952 from Shenandoah Valley Pure Water 2000 Forum to support the initiatives of the forum.
Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to provide high-school researchers with opportunities to present their research at the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $79,907 from the Virginia Department of Health to implement, enhance and evaluate comprehensive community-based youth suicide prevention/early intervention programming.
Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science Program) received $3,258 from the National Park Service to provide archaeological services for site documentation, excavations, artifact recovery and report preparation for the Limberlost parking area project in Shenandoah National Park.
Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to develop a renewable energy display to deliver a series of traveling road show presentations to Virginia stakeholders.
Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $5,750 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to support the Hispanic Diabetes Prevention program.
Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $1,677 from PacificHealth Labs to research and determine whether a carbohydrate plus protein beverage improves endurance performance and muscle recovery when compared to a conventional carbohydrate-only sports beverage.
Dr. Kevin S. Simon (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $14,500 from Canaan Valley Institute Inc. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) to characterize Smith Creek prior to restoration efforts.
CISAT-Awarded Grants (Up to $4,000)
Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) for "Attitudes Towards Nutritional Treatment: A Survey of Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."
Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology) for "The Impact of Announced Chapter Quizzes on Students' Self-Efficacy and Exam Performance."
Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented the paper, "Portrait Photography in a Postcolonial Age: How Beauty Tells the Truth," at "Portrait Photography in African Worlds—A Symposium," an activity of the Patricia and Rowland Rebele Chair in History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, Feb. 3-4.
Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) was a keynote speaker at the 30th Pan-African conference at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn., on the topic of "The Pan-African Imperative," Feb. 24, and also presented selections from his Pan-African poetry from his anthology, The One.
Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology), M. Sullivan and A. Spears presented "Effective activities and demonstrations for teaching research methods" at the 18th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in February in Atlanta.
Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) testified Feb. 8 before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on International Relations. Pham was the lead witness on the second of two panel presentations on the open hearing's subject, "The Impact of Liberia's Election on West Africa." Pham also presented "Lessons from an Unlikely Pair: Israel and France Counterterrorism Lessons," the inaugural presentation in High Point University's "War on Terror" Lecture Series. The Feb. 20 lecture was sponsored by the North Carolina university's history and political science departments and its Honors Program.
Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "From Laboratory to Lecture Hall: Using Behavior Analysis to Improve Your Teaching" at the Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in January in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students L.E. Baranik and E.C. Buvinger had an article, "Achievement goals of students with ADHD," accepted for publication in "Learning Disability Quarterly."
Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), student L.E. Baranik and S.J. Finney wrote "An Evaluation of a 2x2 Measure of Achievement Goals for a Work Domain," an article in press for Educational and Psychological Measurement. Barron and student J.A. Thomas wrote "A test of multiple achievement goal benefits in physical education activities" in Applied Journal of Sport Psychology.
Dr. Stephen R. Bowers (Professor, Political Science) and Valeria Ciobanu wrote a report, "Traffic in Women in the Republic of Moldova," which has been accepted by the Foreign Intelligence Special Service of Georgia as part of the training program for their investigators and by the U.S. State Department for inclusion in Foreign Services Institute training materials. The deputy head of the foreign relations division of the Republic of Georgia's special service wrote, "Your examination of smuggling routes and border security issues are extremely helpful to us in our efforts to combat crime, illegal trafficking and terrorism and as a result to ensure stability and prosperity of the region."
Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) wrote an article, "Introduction to special issue on school based treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD," for the "Journal of Attention Disorders," 9, 245-247. Evans co-wrote with G.R. Henriques an article, "James Madison University: Psychological Sciences Program (Clinical Concentration)," for The Behavior Therapist, 28, 126-127. Evans co-wrote with M.D. Weist, "Expanded school mental health: Challenges and opportunities in an emerging field" in Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 3-6. Evans, et.al., wrote "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents: A review of the diagnosis, treatment and clinical implications" in Pediatrics, 115 (6), 1734-1746.
Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) and students J. Allen and S. Moore and V. Strauss wrote an article, "Measuring symptoms and functioning of youth with ADHD in middle schools," for the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 695-706. With students J. Allen, E. Buvinger and J. Langberg and V. Raggi, Evans wrote an article, "Development of a school-based treatment program for middle school youth with ADHD," for the Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 343-353. With student B. Smith and B. Molina, Evans wrote an article, "Getting started in treatment development of middle school based services," for In Balance, the newsletter of American Psychological Association division 53. Evans, student K. Franz and E. Mullett and M. Weist wrote an article, "Feasibility of the 'Mind Matters' school mental health promotion program in American schools," for the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 51-58. With student B. Timmins, Evans wrote "Finding their niche: The role of master's programs in scientist/practitioner model graduate training" in The Behavior Therapist, 28, 123-124. With student L.C. White, Evans wrote "Book Review: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: State of the Sciences: Best Practices" in the Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 369-370. With students C. Masse, R. Brown and A. Grove, Evans wrote "What parents and teachers should know: Effective treatments for youth with ADHD" in School Social Work and Mental Health Worker's Training and Resource Manual.
Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and student A. Green wrote an article, "Community participation in the treatment development process using assessment and Community Development Teams," for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 765-771. Evans and Serpell wrote an article, "Mentoring: A powerful method for teaching," for The Pedagogy Post. They wrote, with student C. White, "The transition to middle school: Preparing for challenge and success" for Attention! Magazine. With students B. Timmins, M. Sibley and L.C. White, Evans and Serpell wrote "Developing Coordinated Multimodal School-Based Treatment for Young Adolescents with ADHD for Education and Treatment of Children.
Dr. Joann Hess Grayson (Professor, Psychology) published the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter focusing on "Bullying in Schools," 75, 1-16.
Dr. Sushil Mittal (Associate Professor, Religion) co-wrote and edited the book,"Religions of South Asia: An Introduction," published in February by Routledge Publishers. Mittal also edits the "International Journal of Hindu Studies"; volumes 7-9, nearly 700 pages of edited scholarship, were recently published.
Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) wrote "Beijing's Great Game: Understanding Chinese Strategy in Central Eurasia," published in the February issue of "American Foreign Interests," vol. 28, no. 1. The article is the first in a series of studies by Pham the journal will publish over the next year on various aspects of the People's Republic of China's global economic, political and military strategy.
Dr. Brandon Schultz (Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; School Consultant, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center) and Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) wrote "To mainstream or not to mainstream: What does the research evidence say?" in "School Social Work and Mental Health Worker's Training and Resource Manual."
Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), and K. Barbour wrote "The significance of culture: Understanding barriers to care and the diagnosis of ADHD in African American youth" in Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 5, 63-75, which was published by the Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health, Columbia University.
Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Assistant Head and Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Donna Sundre (Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) wrote a chapter in "Measuring Up: Educational Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology," selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2005 by "Choice" magazine, a periodical of the American Library Association.
Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) are moderators for "PsychTeacher," a discussion list for teachers of psychology owned by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) has been appointed to serve a three-year term as chair of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Teaching Awards Committee for 2006-09.