Summer 2010

Jooyong Ahn, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras, Music
Invited to serve as a juror to select music director for Orquesta Sinfonica de Salta, Salta, Argentina, with Jose Carli, famed composer and arranger and Elias Khayat, a concert violinist in March 2010. Commissioned as musical advisor to the office of Ministry of Culture in Province of Salta, Salta, Argentina. Guest conducted Fundacao Amazonica de Musica Orchestra in Belem, Brazil, and the program included UTC’s composition professor Mario Abril’s arrangement of “Londonderry Air” with trumpet virtuoso David Spencer of University of Memphis in March 2010.

Neslihan Alp, UC Foundation Professor and Assistant Dean, Engineering Management and Technology
Presented two peer-reviewed papers at the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) 2009 Conference, which are also published in the Conference Proceedings: 1. Alp, Neslihan and Bony, Guy, “Improving Teller Referral System,” ASEM Conference Proceedings, October 2009. 2. Alp, Neslihan and McGhee, Tim, “Meeting the Needs of the Construction Industry,” ASEM Conference Proceedings, October 2009. Worked as the Executive Board Member of the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Chattanooga Mentors Program to increase awareness among high school students of career opportunities in architecture, construction, and engineering and host the first ACE Awards Banquet at UTC. Attended to the Linden Washington Program in May 2010 to visit embassies and international agencies in Washington, D.C., to recruit more international students and establish pipelines for UTC.

Deborah Elwell Arfken, University Planning Coordinator, Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management
Participated in a round table session at the 2010 annual meeting program of the Tennessee Political Science Association in Nashville on April 3.  Entitled “Teacher, Teach Thyself,” the roundtable included Professors Stephanie Bellar, David Edwards, and Marcus Mauldin of the MPA program and Professor Karen Adsit of the Walker Teaching Resource Center. The faculty discussed the features of the MPA book club, an innovative faculty development program. “Teachers, Teach Thyselves:  Building Faculty Community,”  a paper co-authored by professors Karen Adsit, Deborah Arfken, Stephanie Bellar, David Edwards, Chris Horne, and Marcus Mauldin with the assistance of David Brodsky and William Tharp, received the Innovative Teaching Award at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Political Science Association held in Nashville from April 2-3, 2010. The paper describes the conversations about significant teaching issues during the three years the Master of Public Administration faculty has met for a bi-weekly book club with Dr. Adsit as facilitator from the Walker Teaching Resource Center. The paper is based on the lessons gained from reading four books on instructional design and best teaching practices.

Boris P Belinskiy, UC Foundation Professor, Mathematics
Published: On Controllability of an Elastic Ring (with S.A. Avdonin and S.A. Ivanov), Applied Mathematics and Optimization 60, No. 1, 71-103 (2009) Some Nonlinear and Nonlocal Sturm-Liouville Problems Motivated by the Problem of Flutter (with J. V. Matthews), E. J. Qualitative Theory of Diff. Equations, Spec. Ed. I, No. 7, 1-15 (2009) Presented: Analysis and numerical solution of a non-local ODE motivated by flutter (with J. V. Matthews), Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Math. Soc. No.1, v. 31, issue 159, p.109 (2010) Refereed for: J. Sound and Vibrations, twice Appl. Math. Letters Electronic J. Differential Eq-s.

Sandy Cole, Executive Director Department, Center for Community Career Education
Receieved the Girls, Inc. “Unbought” and Unbossed” award in April 2010

Rebecca Cook, Lecturer, English
Selected poems from Rebecca Cook’s The Terrible Baby, and a short piece from her manuscript Squeeze, were translated into Romanian and appeared in the Romanian literary journals Convorbiri Literare, Poezis, and Poesis in 2010.

David Edwards, Associate Professor, Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
David Edwards and Stephanie Bellar completed a program evaluation for On Point Abstinence Education, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that focuses on youth education and development. Edwards participated in a round table session at the 2010 annual meeting program of the Tennessee Political Science Association in Nashville on April 3, 2010 entitled “Teacher, Teach Thyself,” the roundtable included Professors Deborah Arfken, Stephanie Bellar, and Marcus Mauldin of the MPA program and Professor Karen Adsit of the Walker Teaching Resource Center. The faculty discussed the features of the MPA book club, an innovative faculty development program.

Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, Lupton Library
Published the book Mobile Technology and Libraries with Neal Schuman Press in April, 2010. Authored v.46n.3 of Library Technology Reports, entitled “Gadgets & Gizmos: Personal Electronics and the Library” for ALA TechSource. Created and began writing for new online column for American Libraries called “Perpetual Beta”. Presentations: Creating a 21st Century Learning Environment. ACRL Preconference, ALA Annual Conference 2010, Washington, DC. June 25, 2010. Mobility & Ubiquity. Keynote Speaker, Ontario Library and Information Technology Association Digital Odyssey 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. June 11, 2010. The Future is Mobile. Keynote Speaker, Indiana Online Users Group Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. May 14, 2010 Extend Your Blog Beyond the Basics. Workshop. Texas Library Association 2010 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. April 16, 2010. Get Blogging with the Basics. Workshop. Texas Library Association 2010 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. April 15, 2010.

Leslie Harms, Assistant Director, Office for Students with Disabilities
Co-presented “Project Access: International Travel for People with Disabilities” March 8, 2010 at the 2010 NASPA, student affairs administrators in higher education, Conference, Chicago, IL.

Todd Hibbard, Lecturer, Philosophy & Religion
Presented a paper entitled “Adam, Abraham, and the Ethics of (Dis)Obedience: An Intertextual Reading of Genesis 3 and Genesis 22″ at Department of Philosophy and Religion Lecture Series, UTC, April 15, 2010. Presented a paper entitled “From Name to Book: Another Look at the Composition of the Book of Isaiah” at Southeast Commission on the Study of Religion meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 6, 2010; Elected program co-chair for Hebrew Bible, Society of Biblical Literature Southeast Region at the Southeast Commission on the Study of Religion meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 7, 2010; Presented a paper entitled “True and False Prophecy: Jeremiah’s Revision of Deuteronomy” to the Israelite Prophetic Literature group at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov 21, 2009; Presented a paper entitled “What Can a Hebrew Bible Scholar Tell a Class about Nietzsche?” to the Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies group at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov 21, 2009.

Linda Hill, Associate Professor, Nursing/Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) State of the Science General Poster Session during 2010 AANA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA; Poster entitled “Quantitative Indicators of Judgment and Decision Making of Nurse Anesthesia Students Using the Hartman Value Profile”. Co-presenter of poster is Dr. Miriam Zwitter, School of Nursing.

Lauren Ingraham, Professor and Director of Composition, English
Invited to Washington DC as part of the National Council of Teachers of English’s Advocacy Day to meet individually with the Tennessee delegation and encourage them to vote or co-sponsor the LEARN Act and in future legislation always to treat teachers as the professionals they are. Invited to New York as one of fewer than eight Writing Program Directors to review the early stages of composition technology-based instructional materials. Will attend the “Making Connections/Building Alliances: Working With Media to Support Our Writing Programs” at the Council of Writing Program Administrators annual meeting in mid-July 2010 at Temple University.

Gaye Jeffers, Assistant Professor, Theatre & Speech
Participated in two panel discussions, “Dramatic Stage Adaptations From Other Media/Forms” and “Play Development from Workshop to Reading”, at the Southeastern Theatre Conference held March 3 – 6, 2010 in Lexington, KY. Was invited to write a new play inspired by Sophocles’ Philoctetes to be developed in a summer workshop by Austin Peay State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

Bryon Kluesner, Adaptive Technology Coordinator, Office for Students with Disabilities
Co-presented “Project Access: International Travel for People with Disabilities” March 8, 2010 at the 2010 NASPA, student affairs administrators in higher education, Conference, Chicago, IL. Co-presented “Overcoming Barriers Abroad” April 15, 2010 at the Tennessee Association on Higher Education and Disability (TN-AHEAD) Conference, Pikeville, TN.

Marcus D. Mauldin, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
Participated in a round table session at the 2010 annual meeting program of the Tennessee Political Science Association in Nashville on April 3.  Entitled “Teacher, Teach Thyself,” the roundtable included Professors Deborah Arfken, Stephanie Bellar, and David Edwards of the MPA program and Professor Karen Adsit of the Walker Teaching Resource Center. The faculty discussed the features of the MPA book club, an innovative faculty development program. Presented a paper entitled “Accountability in Municipal Governments:  The Use and Monitoring of Economic Development Performance Agreements” at the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network Conference, Chattanooga, TN. Presented a paper entitled “Rational/Technocratic Explanations of Administrators’ Expectations for Local Economic Growth” at the American Society for Public Administration annual conference, San Jose, CA.

Scott Monterde, CRNA, MSN, Asst. Director, School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
Attended The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia in Boston, MA in May 2010. This course is designed to provide participants with state-of-the-art information and hands-on experience to ensure effective and appropriate management of difficult and failed airways. Hands-on training in crucial airway techniques included: percutaneous and surgical cricothyrotomy, flexible fiberoptic intubation, extraglottic devices, topical anesthesia techniques, awake intubation, and much more. The Nurse Anesthesia Concentration hopes to incorporate this valuable information into its simulation program as it is developed further.

Richard Rice, Professor, History
Received NEH Seminar Award to study Shanghai and Berlin in the interwar period at Stanford University.

Keith Richards, Assistant Professor, Marketing
Received the 2009 James M. Comer Award for Best Contribution to Selling and Sales Management Theory in the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management for his paper, “Key Account Management: Adding Elements of Account Fit to an Integrative Theoretical Framework,” with Eli Jones.

Michelle Rigler, Director, Office for Students with Disabilities
Co-presented “Project Access: International Travel for People with Disabilities” March 8, 2010 at the 2010 NASPA, student affairs administrators in higher education, Conference, Chicago, IL.

Sydney Roberts, Costume Specialist, Theatre and Speech
Sydney is designing costumes this summer for “Love’s Labors Lost” at Georgia Shakespeare in Atlanta in collaboration with Jan Akers, Emory University. This is Sydney’s 9th summer season with Georgia Shakes where she is an Associate Artist. Her designs for last summer’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” done with John Dillon, Sarah Lawrence College, were seen in a revival of the show at Shake at the Lake in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, in May. Sydney will also continue to serve as Secretary on the Board of the Chattanooga Bicycle Club for another year.

Charlene Simmons, UC Foundation Assistant Professor, Communication
Had the article “Weaving a Web within the Web: Corporate Consolidation of the Web, 1999-2008″ accepted for publication in the June 2010 issue of “The Communication Review”.

Mac Smotherman, Professor and Head, Theatre and Speech
Professor Smotherman attended the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST) meeting in Boston, MA March 24-27, 2010. Mac attended the “Teaching the Meisner Approach” workshop at Eckerd College in June/July. This workshop is taught by Larry Silverberg, Director of the True Acting Institute.

Rebecca St. Goar, Professor, Music
Clinician presenting “Vocal Tips for Choral Students” TMEA (TN Music Educators Association) Conference held in Nashville on April 17th, 2010. Served as Head Judge for the GA NATSAA (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Artist Auditions held at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA, on Feb. 6th, 2010.

Kim Wheetley, Executive Director, Southeast Center for Education in the Arts
Co-present a workshop with Laurie Melnik on “Positioning Theatre at the Core of 21st Century Learning” on August 5, 2010 for the American Alliance for Theatre Education conference in San Francisco. Session participants explore how theatrical concepts  and processes can be illuminated and propagated for more creative and  meaningful instruction throughout the curriculum. The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts conducted its third national Arts Education Forum: Arts @ the Core of 21st Century Learning, May 14-15, 2010 at the Chattanoogan Hotel Conference Center. The national conference was facilitated by the SCEA staff: Kim Wheetley, Susanne Burgess, Joel Baxley, Laurie Melnik, and Mary LaBianca. Participants represented 44 organizations from 15 states. The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts hosts a five-day Arts Integration Workshop for the faculty of Mt. Pleasant Middle School of the Visual and Performing Arts in Mt. Pleasant, TN, June 7-11, 2010, facilitated by SCEA directors Susanne Burgess, Joel Baxley, Laurie Melnik, and Mary LaBianca. The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts will conduct a five-day Arts  Integration Workshop for the faculty of Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts Education in Wilson, NC, July 19-23,  2010, facilitated by SCEA directors Susanne Burgess,  Joel Baxley, Laurie Melnik, and Mary LaBianca.

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