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Madison Scholarly News — January 2009

GRANTS

Dr. Alex Bannigan (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $18,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to better understand the molecular mechanisms of mitosis in plants and how they differ from animals.

Dr. Marta K. Bechtel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate a potential role for lacritin in keratocyte cell proliferation and wound healing.

Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $65,000 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation for "Chesapeake 2000 Implementation" to assist with development of implementation plans for nonpoint source pollution related to total maximum daily loads through Virginia's Water Quality Monitoring Information and Restoration Act.

Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $20,941 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Institute of Higher Education Council for the Early Education of Children with Disabilities to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership and early childhood special education providers conference.

Dr. Timothy A. Bloss (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to characterize the roles of ICD-1 and ICD-2 in repression of apoptosis and to study how this repression is released in cells fated to die.

Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Director Emeritus, Honors Program; Professor, English) received $8,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for "'Tell Me Your Names': A Seminar on the Poetry of Lucille Clifton" that will support Virginia high-school English teachers and university faculty members in teaching skills improvement.

Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $34,600 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to provide service coordination and special instruction services in the Infant and Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley.

Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $44,200 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements and food, substance abuse and mental health services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region.

Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate embryonic segmentation and tail development in the four-toed salamander.

Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to study the active site of N-acylethanolamine-hydrolyzing acid amidase to elucidate the structure-activity relationships of its binding and catalytic sites, with the ultimate goal of designing potent and selective inhibitors of this enzyme.

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,000 from the American Wind Energy Association for the Virginia Wind Energy Workshop to help local officials consider advancements in wind power technology, potential effects and benefits from development and challenges in the siting and permitting process.

Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Amphibian Protection: Antifungal Agents of Beneficial Bacteria on Salamander Skins" to expand knowledge and understanding of the complex relationship of symbionts and microbial ecology as well as to develop new strategies in amphibian conservation.

Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Subcellular localization of nine beta-amylases of Arabidopsis thaliana."

Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $29,712 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to conduct on-farm energy audits in the poultry, dairy and greenhouse sectors in the Shenandoah Valley.

Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to describe a set of experiments using double-walled nanotubes as a test system in which both electrical properties and atomic structure of two well understood objects can be measured.

Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $23,720 from the Virginia Department of Education to develop and deliver courses via distance education, to expand student participation and to carry out administrative responsibilities for the Visual Impairments Consortium.

Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to hold a workshop on using Internet-based technologies and standards for the visual representation of historical processes.


HONORS

Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) was elected to Fellow status in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association).


PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) presented "Psychology as a Natural Science Online" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008.

Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Natalie Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "A few of our favorite things: Activities and demonstrations for teaching psychology" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, June 2008.

Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Online Tools to Promote Student Collaboration" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008.

Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) presented "Education in a virtual world: An introduction to Second Life" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008. Baker also presented, with S. Lantinga and S. Frantz, "Workable course policies: Meaning what we say" and, with S. Frantz and R. Frickle, "Why do you have a syllabus? And do you really need one?" at the meeting.

Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Going Virtual: An Introduction to Second Life" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008.

Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), K. Buch and S. Spaulding presented "The what, why and how of creating a Psychology Learning Community" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, June 2008.

Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), E. Ovitt, L. Krakosky and J. Koepfler presented "Using the MMPI-2 RC Scales to Predict Performance in Police Officers" and "Using the IAT Reasoning Test to Predict Aggression in Police Officers" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Walnut Creek, Calif., October 2008.

Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jacqueline K. Buffington-Vollum (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies), D. Englert, J. Koepfler, C. Tussey, E. Ovitt and L. Krakosky presented "Characteristics of Decredentialed Federal Agents in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Walnut Creek, Calif., October 2008.

Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), K. Van Eck, B. Hoza, A.Y. Mikami and J.S. Owens presented "Social impairment for children and adolescents with ADHD: Etiology and intervention" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November, 2008.

Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), K. Van Eck, D. Crowley and K. Flory presented "Goal orientation and academic achievement for middle school students with ADHD" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November, 2008.

Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), J.M. Sadler, O.A. Christensen, C.E. Brady, K. Sax and C. Rainear presented "The effect of pacing on academic interventions in a six-week Summer Treatment Program" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November, 2008.

Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Ulas Kaplan (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Comprehensive Hybrid Course Development" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008.

Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented "Ancient Afrikan Spiritual Architecture" at the National African-American Student Leadership Conference at Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., Jan. 16.

Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), K.A. Schmidtke, J. Johnson, K. Martin and M. Sylvester presented "Does Caffeine Function as a Flavoring Agent in Sodas?: A systematic replication of Griffiths and Vernotica" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008.

Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) presented "Teaching the Psychology of Women" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008.

Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), B.J. Miller and S.L. Davis presented "A latent profile analysis of college students' achievement goal orientation" at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association in Rocky Hill, Conn., October 2008.

Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented "Siblings as Agents of Language Maintenance and Change in Dominica, West Indies" at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in November 2008.

Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Faculty-Student Communication, Beyond Face to Face" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008.

Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "From laboratory to lecture hall: Applying psychology in the classroom" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008.

Dr. Brandon Schultz (Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; School Consultant, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), K. Sax, O. Christensen, E. Leighton-Herrmann, B. Shribman and the WGBH Interactive Kids Group presented "The efficacy of a ten-session parent training program in reducing caregiver strain in families of children with ADHD" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November 2008.

Dr. Brandon Schultz (Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; School Consultant, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), C. Rainear and K. Van Eck presented "Assessing clinically significant change for participants of the Challenging Horizons Program" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November 2008.

Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Technology and Learning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008.

Dr. Anne Stewart (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Cheryl E. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology), K. Luci, J.C. Kasey, M. Kushwaha, M. Stanley and E. Ackerman presented "Promoting multicultural awareness in pre-professional health care service providers" at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology 19th International Congress in Bremen, Germany, in July 2008.

Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Deal With It!" at the annual meeting of the Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology in Atlanta, November 2008.

Dr. Cheryl E. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Sociocultural instruction within the General Education Curriculum: Using multicultural training to enhance learning objectives" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, June 2008.



PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Laura Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) edited a special issue on Visual Latin America of Visual Anthropology Review, Vol. 24:2, Fall 2008.

Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote, with Jungwoo Ryoo, Tae Hwan Oh and Seungjae Shin, "A Comprehensive Readiness Assessment Framework for Identity Theft Safeguards in Web-Based Electronic Government Systems," which was published in Electronic Government: An International Journal, pp. 19-40, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009. Choi also wrote "Green Technology in IT and Communication," a technical report published by the Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association in January.

Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote four articles, "Mandatory reporting," "Virginia's picture," "Virginia's online mandatory reporter training" and "The Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia," which were published in the fall 2008 Virginia Child Protection Newsletter.

Inman Majors' (Assistant Professor, English) third novel, "The Millionaires," was published by W.W. Norton and Co. Inc. in January.

Dr. Julie Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Phil R. Geib of the University of New Mexico published "An Unfinished Folsom Point Base for NE Arizona" in Current Research in the Pleistocene, 2008, vol. 25.


SERVICE

Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) served on the editorial consulting boards for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Journal of Experimental Education.

Dr. David Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) is the managing editor for the Mind, Brain, and Education Journal that was named the 2007 Best New Journal-Social Sciences and Humanities by the Association of American Publishers' professional and scholarly publishing division.

Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) serves as a board member for Habitat for Humanity.

Dr. Natalie Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology) is serving as chair of the Planning Committee for the June 2009 Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology.

Dr. Matthew Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) was the co-chair for the 2008 Asian American Psychological Association convention Volunteer Committee. Lee serves as an editor for the APA's Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology journal.

Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) is the Web master and a member of the board of directors of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. Stoloff also serves on the board of directors of the Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology.

Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) serves as the program coordinator for the Teaching Institute for the Association for Psychological Science. Zinn is a member of the Teaching Awards Committee, AP Review Committee and co-chair of the Involvement Task Force for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She also serves as a consulting editor for the society.


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