Need more information on Annual Enrollment?

Make plans to attend an Informational Session on Annual Enrollment scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, October 14 @ 1 – 2 pm, Raccoon Mountain Room, University Center
  • Thursday, October 16 @ 10 – 11 am, Raccoon Mountain Room, University Center
  • Wednesday, October 22 @ 2 – 3 pm, Signal Mountain Room, University Center

During Annual Enrollment, eligible employees and dependents may enroll in insurance; changes providers or options; add/cancel dependent coverage; cancel coverage. If you are not making any changes to your coverage, there is nothing you need to do. All changes must be made online using employee self-service in Edison, the state’s business software. No paper forms will be accepted. You should have received a letter from the state with your ID and temporary password. If you did not receive this, please come to Human Resources with a picture ID to obtain the information.

View the 2015 Decision Guide for changes you may make during Annual Enrollment period of October 1 through November 1, 2014. Read Questions and Answers. Visit the Partners for Health website. Read the 2015 Partnership Promise. 

 


Computer assistance available for Annual Enrollment and Flexible Benefits

Human Resources staff will be on-hand to provide computer assistance for Annual Enrollment in the Student Technology Center (room 124), University Center on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 9 @ 2 – 4 pm
  • Monday, October 13 @ 10 am – noon
  • Wednesday, October 22 @ 10 am – noon
  • Thursday, October 30 @ 1 – 3 pm

All changes must be made online using employee self-service in Edison, the state’s business software. No paper forms will be accepted. You should have received a letter from the state with your ID and temporary password. If you did not receive this, please come to Human Resources with a picture ID to obtain the information.


Faculty and Staff Achievements Summer 2014

Nesli Alp, Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Paper entitled “Creating a Plan for Building Information Modeling”published at the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) 2014 Conference proceedings.

Paper entitled “Using Industry-Sponsored Projects to Improve Outcomes”is accepted for presentation and publication at the 2014 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Conference in Virginia Beach, VA on October 15-18, 2014.

Served on the NSF review panel of Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Received a grant of $773,015 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in support of UTC’s Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Engineering.

Deborah Elwell Arfken, Professor Emerita, Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management

Invited to serve on the board of directors for WTCI public broadcasting television station.

Jessica Auchter, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Invited to write book review for International Feminist Journal of Politics

Was invited to contribute journal article to special issue of Ethnicity Studies

Reviewed journal article submissions for Review of International Studies, International Political Sociology, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Memory Studies, and Third World Quarterly, and a book submission for Oxford University Press

Tom Bissonette, Adjunct Faculty, College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

Named as new faculty for Cross Country Education. He will be traveling the United States to introduce mental health providers and educators to his Developmental Asynchrony Model. This model is designed to help teens and young adults become more self-aware and to make better decisions.

David W. Carrithers, Adolph Ochs Professor of Government, Political Science

Invited participant in Liberty Fund conference on “The Development of Religious Liberty in America, 1610-1835″ in Indianapolis, IN, June 12-15, 2014

Delivered paper entitled “Once More Unto the Breach: Hamilton versus Madison on Executive Power in Foreign Affairs” at the annual national meeting of the American Political Science Foundation in Washington D.C., August 27-31, 2014.

Steven Cox, Professor and Team Lead, Special Collections & University Archives, Library

Gave a presentation and signing on his book, “Once I Too Had Wings: The Journal of Emma Bell Miles, 1908-1918″ at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville, as part of the Society of Tennessee Archivists Authors Roundtable, on June 28, 2014.

Chris Cunningham, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Psychology

Nominated to one of two Member-at-Large positions for the Society for Occupational Health Psychology

Peer-reviewed publications:

Cunningham, C. J. L., & Morelli, N. (in press). Let’s correct ourselves and how we handle unreliability in performance evaluation. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7(4).

Cunningham, C. J. L. (in press). Religion and spirituality as factors that influence occupational stress and well-being. In P. Perrewe, J. R. B. Halbesleben, & C. Rosen (Eds.) Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being (Vol. 12).

Cunningham, C. J. L., LeMay, C. C., Sarnosky, K., & Anderson, A. (in press). Addressing response shift bias: A cultural competence evaluation example. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Cunningham, C. J. L., Manier, A. O., Anderson, A., Sarnosky, K., & (in press). Rational versus Empirical Prediction of Nursing Student Success. Journal of Professional Nursing. 10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.03.006

Peer-reviewed conference presentations:

Tracey, J. B., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2014, October). Innovative solutions for human capital staffing in the hospitality industry. Presentation to be delivered at the 3rd Cornell Hospitality Research Summit. Ithaca, NY.

Cooper, A., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2014, August). Exploring the use of non-cognitive factors in predicting college academic outcomes. Poster to be presented at the upcoming Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D. C.

Garcia, G., Watson, P. J., Cunningham, C. J. L., O’Leary, B. J. (2014, May). Self-worth as mediators between narcissism and aggression. Poster to be presented at the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Schreeder, C, Bishop, C., Cunningham, C. J. L., and Smith, E. (2014, April). Implementation of a house calls program. Podium presentation delivered at the Armstrong 2014 InterProfessional Health Care Summit, Savannah, GA.

Michelle D. Deardorff, Professor and Department Head, Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management

Multimedia: Plessy v. Ferguson, (video) Soomo Publishing, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZPnKi_eJiY&feature=youtu.be

Project Co-Director, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer University and College Faculty Institute, with Hamer Institute, “Finding Mississippi in the National Civil Rights Narrative,” at Jackson State University with Rico D. Chapman. EH-50357-13. June 8-28, 2014.

Writing Coach, JSUAdvance Summer Residential Writing Retreat. Funded by the National Science Foundation; NSF Grant 1008708, Jackson State University. Worked with female faculty on academic writing in the STEM and SBS disciplines and made presentations on improving logical flow of articles and responding to revisions and resubmits. May 26-31, 2014 and July 28-August 2, 2104.

Appointed to Advisory Board, Consortium for Inter-Campus SoTL Research, 2014

Working Group Moderator, “Teaching Political Theory and Theories,” American Political Science Association’s Conference on Teaching and Learning in Political Science. Philadelphia, PA, February 7-9, 2014.

Invited Paper, “Transforming Climates for the Academic Woman of Color: Facilitating Greater Understanding in the Workplace Climate and in Social Structures,”with Loretta A. Moore, Evelyn J. Leggette, and Angela M. Kupenda. Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions Forum for Women and Diversity in Stem. Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 22-24, 2014. In absentia.

Keynote Speaker, “Constructing the Franchise: Citizenship Rights versus Privileges and their Concomitant Policies,” Mississippi College School of Law, Law Review Symposium: Re-Examining The Voting Rights Act: Where Is Our Nation After Shelby County V. Holder? Jackson, MS, March 20-21, 2014. 

Jennifer T. Ellis, Assistant Professor, Education

Publications

Ellis, J. T., Arnone, M.P., & Cogburn, D.L. (2014, June). Accessible cyberlearning in practice. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, 1, pp. 155-166.

Conference Presentations

Ellis, J., Ingraham, L., & Terry, K. (2014) Writing to learn science. National Science Teachers Association National Conference. March 6-8, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts.

Research Trips

Traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 2-22 with the Institute on Disability and Public Policy to conduct Accessible Cyberteaching training and workshop sessions to incoming fellows.

Nancy Fell, UC Foundation Professor, Physical Therapy

Achievements Elected Secretary of the Neurology Section, American Physical Therapy Association in June 2014. This is a Board of Directors position with a 3-year term.

Jim Foster, Head Coach of Women’s Basketball, Athletics

Tennessee Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year

Women’s Basketball Coaches Association – Victory Award recipient – 800 career wins

Jose-Luis Gastanaga, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Presented a paper, “The Studia Humanitatis and the Creation of Celestina”, at the 17th Annual Mediterranean Studies Congress, University of Malaga at Marbella, Marbella, Spain, May 28 – 31, 2014.

Invited to take charge of the book review section of Dissidences, Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism

Kelli Hand, Assistant Professor, Nursing

Will present ‘The Impact of Behavioral Interventions on Hand Hygiene’ at the 7th National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference in October 2014.

Loren Hayes, Associate Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences

Graduate student advisee, Madeline Strom, was awarded a $1500 grant from the American Society of Mammalogists to support her thesis research in Chile.

Co-authored a paper entitled ‘An evolutionary framework for studying mechanisms of social behavior’ that was published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Gave a seminar entitled ‘Mammalian plural breeding: Why Bother?’ at the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg, France in May 2014.

Debbie Ingram, Interim Director, Physical Therapy

Represented the Southern Conference at the NCAA Academic Cabinet meeting

Appointed to the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors

Appointed to Chair the Crisis Services Advisory Board for the Partnership for Families, Children & Adults

Gaye Jeffers, Associate Professor, Theatre and Speech
Invited to attend the 25th Annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference in August 2014.  Jeffers’ play PHILO was presented in a workshop with Daisy Foote and Dan O’Brien.
Attended the Yale Writers’ Conference in Playwriting in June 2014.  Award-winning playwright Amy Herzog guided the development of Jeffers’ new play PLYWOOD.

Sara Jorgensen, Assistant Professor, History

Published “Bad Examples: Missionary Misbehavior as an Indicator of the Impact of Social Distance and the Evolution of Social Order in the American Zulu Mission”in the Journal of Southern African Studies.

Published Entries on “Ashanti Extravagant Funerals,Scarification of Children’s Faces, a Menstrual Isolation Ritual,and Washing Hands with Cow’s Urine,” in They Do What?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from Around the World (ABC-CLIO).

Presented “Women Among the People: An Alternative Approach to Missionary Activity at Umvoti Mission Station, Natal, South Africa, c. 1865-1890”at the conference, “Towards the Ends of the Earth: Exploring the Global History of American Evangelicalism, 1840-2010,”at the University of Southampton, UK.

Catherine Kendall, Associate Professor, Interior Design

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Accepted for Publication in Peer Reviewed Journal. “Group projects with Millennials: The question of not why, but how.”Journal of Learning in Higher Education. Spring 2014.

Peer-reviewed abstracts for professional presentation:

Being green actually is easy: Quick solutions toward a healthy and sustainable home that saves families money now! American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences National Conference, St. Louis, MO. Summer 2014.

Freshman seminars: An opportunity for family & consumer sciences. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences National Conference, St. Louis, MO. Summer 2014.

Effective strategies for disarming the bomb of millennial stress in group work within higher education. Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Knoxville, TN. Spring 2014.

Green and sustainable design practices: Easy ways to create health and economic benefits for families. Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Knoxville, TN. Spring 2014.

Creating student engagement through the experiential learning of study tours. Dalton State Teaching and Learning Conference, Dalton, GA. Spring 2014.

Designing effective group projects for the classroom: A look at successful strategies. Dalton State Teaching and Learning Conference, Dalton, GA. Spring 2014.

Engaged with technology: Using mobile apps to motivate student learning. Dalton State Teaching and Learning Conference, Dalton, GA. Spring 2014.

Nora Kile, Instructor in Flute & Piccolo and Conductor of Flute Ensemble, Cadek Conservatory of Music

Had e-text “Journey Through the Classical Music World” published 2011 and is now being marketed; had newest music arrangement, “Two Movements from Vivaldi’s Gloria” published 2014, bringing to 23 the number of music arrangements now published.

David Levine, Professor, Physical Therapy

Published Gulledge BM, Marcellin-Little DJ, Levine D, Tillman LJ, Harrysson OL, Osborne JA, Baxter B. Comparison of two stretching methods and optimization of stretching protocol for the piriformis muscle. Med Eng Phys. 2014;36(2):212-8.

Invited speaker, Canine Arthritis Rehabilitation Exercise Sports Medicine

(CARES) August, 2014 (Topics: exercise physiology)

Invited speaker, the 8th International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, August 2014, Oregon State University

Rehabilitation of medial shoulder instability; achilles tendon injuries; and iliopsoas injuries.

Gary Maynard, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Dr. Gary Maynard ; Dr. Corinne Ong Debt, (submitted to Sociological Inquiry on July 31st, 2014–under review) Trade and Investment Dependency and HIV/AIDS Prevalence in the Developing World: A Cross-national Longitudinal Analysis.

Gary Maynard. (Revise and Resubmit) “International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Neo-liberalism: A Cross-national Analysis of Youth Smoking Rates.”submitted to Social Currents in March 2014.

Gary Maynard, Michael Restivo and Eric Shircliff. (Revise and Resubmit) “Non-Governmental Organizations, Democracy and Tuberculosis Mortality Rates in Poor Nations”submitted to International Journal of Comparative Sociology on Feb. 5th, 2014.

ASA presentation in August 2014 – “World Polity and Youth Smoking: first difference analysis.”Will be presented at ASA annual meeting in August of 2014. Accepted in March 2014.

International trade and Public Health: An analysis of public comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Accepted on June 4th, 2014 for presentation at APHA annual meeting in New Orleans on November 18th, 2014.

Faculty research grant to conduct an Oral History of the Peoples Temple – $2800

Deborah McAllister, UC Foundation Professor, Education

Presented the 1-week session, Grade 5 Math Enrichment, to fifth-grade students, July 2014.

Attended the NSF grants conference in Denver, June 2014.

Participating on the Lego Education Advisory Panel (LEAP), 2012-present.

Participating on the Mathematics Bias and Sensitivity Review Panel for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), 2013-present.

Jonathan McNair, Ruth S. Holmberg Professor of American Music, Music

April 4-6, 2014, one of three featured guest composers at the Heidelberg New Music Festival (Ohio), with performances of three original works.

April 24, 2014, premiere of a new orchestral work, “Hopyard Overture,” by the Southern Adventist University Orchestra.

May, 2014, appointed to the Ruth S. Holmberg Professorship in American Music at UTC.

June 16-19, 2014, participated with a small group of UTC faculty and administrators in a forum and workshop on High Impact Practices sponsored by the AAU&P, Nashville.

July 30, 2014, conducted my own work and music by other composers at the International Clarinet Festival, LSU campus, Baton Rouge, leading the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir.

August, 2014, finalist in the Keene State Composition contest.

Sept. 4-7, conducting the premiere performances of a new chamber opera by Tim Hinck, at the Circle Theater, Chattanooga.

Sept. 30, will premiere a new set of original songs on poems by Walt Whitman, at UTC, featuring Perry Ward, baritone voice.

Ronald J. Morris, Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychology

Published: Watson, P. J., Chen, Z., & Morris, R. J. (2014). Varieties of quest and the religious openness hypothesis within religious fundamentalist and biblical foundationalist ideological surrounds. Religions, 5, 1-20.

Sumer Patterson, Program Coordinator, Integrated Studies

Earned Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University May 31, 2014. Title of thesis: “Evaluation of a First-Year Seminar Program for Effectiveness in Retaining Undergraduate College Students”. Dissertation was Dr. John Billings.

Vincent Ivan Phipps, Instructor, Theatre and Speech

Elected as President of the National Speaker’s Association Tennessee Chapter.

Verbie Prevost, Connor Professor of American Literature, English

Discipline (American Literature) Peer Reviewer for Fulbright Scholar Awards

Katherine Rehyansky, Professor, English

Editor, Tennessee Philological Bulletin, Vol. 50 (2013)

Irven M. Resnick, Professor and Chair of Excellence, Philosophy and Religion

Directed an NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty, “Representations of the “Other: Jews in Medieval England,”held 13 July-15 August, 2014 at Oxford University’s Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Delivered an invited paper, “A Coincidence of Opposites: When the Worst is also the Best,” Debating Conversion in Different Historical Contexts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), 29 May, 2014.

Named a Contributing Member, I-CORE: The Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters at Ben-Gurion University, in collaboration with the Hebrew University, the Open University, Bar Ilan University and the University of Haifa; and he visited the Thomas Institut at the University of Cologne (Germany), and the Albertus Magnus-Institut in Bonn (Germany) in July 2014.

Valerie C. Rutledge, Dean, College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

Invited presenter at the Second Annual Reading Conference sponsored by the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia at MTSU, August 16, 2014.

Charlene Simmons, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Communication

Presented a paper, “A Marriage of Foes?: Radio, Newspapers, and the Facsimile in the 1930s” at the 2104 International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference in Seattle, WA (May 23, 2014).

Elected as Chair for the Media and Economics Division of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Will serve one year in the position.

Had a mossy frog photo selected as Tennessee Aquarium’s featured photo of the week on its Facebook page (July 15, 2014)

Had three photographs selected by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as featured photos in their Sculpture Challenge (July 12 – Sculpture with the Moon, July 18 – Sculpture of a Dog, July 21 – Sculpture in Front of Museum).

Had a photograph of the Choo Choo sign published in the following story: “A City in Tennessee Has The Big Cable Companies Terrified” by Joey Cosco http://www.businessinsider.com/chattanooga-tennessee-big-internet-companies-terrified-2014-7 (July 30, 2104).

Had a photograph of an alligator snapping turtle featured in Flickr’s July 23, 2014 blog post “Wildlife Wednesday: Smiling deer to stalking cheetah” http://blog.flickr.net/en/2014/07/23/wildlife-wednesday-smiling-deer-to-stalking-cheetah/

Had a photography of the Chattanooga skyline published in the following story “Top 11 Shareable Innovations in Chattanooga, Tennessee”by Kelly McCartney http://www.shareable.net/blog/the-top-11-shareable-innovations-in-chattanooga-tennessee (August 12, 2014).

Adrienne Teague, Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs

Selected as a member of the Leadership Chattanooga class of 2015. 

Nikolasa Tejero, Assistant Professor, Music

Presented a concert with the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir at the International Clarinet Association’s annual conference ClarinetFest® 2014, held in Baton Rouge, LA.

Monograph, Music And Culture: Folklore in Cuban Clarinet Music – An Introduction and Case Study, was published by Scholars’ Press (Saarbrcken, Germany, 2014). ISBN 978-3-639-66239-9.

Gary Wilkerson, Professor, Health & Human Performance

Recent peer-reviewed publications include: (1) Cohort study design: an underutilized approach for advancement of evidence-based and patient-centered practice in athletic training. (2) Safeguarding Student-Athlete Health and Welfare conference: proceedings summary. (3) Refinement of a prediction model for the occurrence of core and lower extremity sprains and strains in college football players. and (4) Biomechanics of Gait: Foot and Ankle.

Recent appointment to advisory boards: (1) MomsTEAM Institute (Waltham, MA) and (2) St. Vincent Sports Performance Science (Indianapolis, IN)

Lane Wilkinson, Assistant Professor, Library

Awarded the library’s Jackson Dean award for faculty development.

Published “Principlism and the Ethics of Librarianship” in The Reference Librarian, Vol. 55, No. 1.

Invited presentation at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference April 11, 2014.

Invited presentation at Central Texas College, May 29, 2014

Marilyn Willis, Associate Professor, Accounting

Recognized by the TSCPA with Life Membership for contributions to Tennessee Society of CPA’s; Award the Chartered Global Management Accountant Certification by the American Institute of CPA’s

Jonathan Yeager, Assistant Professor of Religion, Philosophy and Religion

Book manuscript entitled, “Jonathan Edwards and Transatlantic Print Culture” was accepted for publication by Oxford University Press


Background checks to include newly hired temporary employees and adjunct instructors effective July 1, 2014

In an effort to protect the University, its employees, students and visitors, UTC has required pre-employment background checks for all newly hired regular faculty and staff positions since January 1, 2011.

Effective July 1, 2014, pre-employment background checks will be required for new hires in all temporary positions (including adjunct instructors), as well as regular positions.

Additionally, background checks must be conducted, in accordance with Safety Policy 0575, for all employees or individuals in a contractual or volunteer position with the University who have direct contact with minors through certain programs.

We believe that conducting pre-employment background checks is a step toward ensuring a safer environment for all of our employees, students and visitors.

More detailed information about pre-employment background checks at UTC may be accessed on the Office of Human Resources website at:http://www.utc.edu/human-resources/background-checks.php

Please contact the Office of Human Resources if you have questions regarding background checks for newly hired faculty and staff.


Faculty and Staff Achievements Spring 2014

Titus Albu, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Presented “Theoretical studies of hydrogen abstraction reactions from hydrofluoroethanes” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Fluorescence and electrophoresis studies on lysozyme modifications induced by p-benzoquinone” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Deborah Elwell Arfken, Director and Professor, University Planning; Political Science, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management

Served as chair of the board of directors for Girls Inc. spring 2014.

Invited to participate in a panel discussion entitled “The Secret Life of a Board Chair:  Harnessing the Board-CEO-Staff Partnership to Achieve Fundraising Success,” on April 23, 2014, at the Mountain City Club in Chattanooga.  The panel discussion was sponsored by the TN SE chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Jessica Auchter, Assistant Professor, Department Political Science, Public Administration, & Nonprofit Management

Published book entitled The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations with Routledge Press (2014).

Presented research in progress at the International Studies Association conference in Toronto in March 2014

Selected as editorial board member for the Journal of Narrative Politics

Selected as coordinator-elect for the Interpretive Methods Workshop at the International Studies Association Northeast annual meeting.  Will serve one year as coordinator-elect, and the following year as coordinator.

Invited to review journal article submissions for the journal International Political Sociology, a grant proposal for the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), a textbook for Global Politics for Oxford University Press, and to complete a book review in the journal International Studies Review on a recent book on memory and transitional justice.

Tom Buggey, Professor and Siskin Chair of Excellence, College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

Presented “Using Self-modeling with Persons with autism” at the Chattanooga Autism Conference April 2014

Presented “Creating and Using Self-Modeling Videos” at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities International Conference. Jan. 2014

Presented “UTC Research Day podium presentation –7 Years of Research on Video Self Modeling at the Siskin Children’s Institute in 12 Minutes”

Presentation “Self-modeling: The Minnesota Project” accepted to the Annual Conference of the Division of Early Childhood.

Editorial Board – 4 reviews of manuscripts for Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Editorial Board – 2 reviews of manuscripts for the Journal of Computing in Higher Education

Invited Guest Reviews – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities & Journal of Applied School Psychology

Invited textbook review Pearson: Teaching Students with Learning Problems by Mercer, Mercer, and Pullen

Published research:

Decker, M., & Buggey, T. (2014). Using Video Self- and Peer Modeling to Facilitate Reading Fluency in Children With Learning Disabilities. Journal Of Learning Disabilities, 47(2), 167-177.

Buggey, T., & Ogle, L. (2013). The Use of Self-Modeling to Promote Social Interactions Among Young Children. Focus On Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities, 28(4), 202-211.

Williamson, R. L., Casey, L. B., Robertson, J., & Buggey, T. (2013). Video Self-Modeling in Children with Autism: A Pilot Study Validating Prerequisite Skills and Extending the Utilization of VSM across Skill Sets. Assistive Technology, 25(2), 63-71.

Submissions:

Buggey, T., & Grove. V. (Submitted). Research to Practice: Self-modeling and the Minnesota Training Project. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Invited Submission – Buggey, T. (2014). Creating and Using Video Self-Models. Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Online Journal.

John Burgess, Professor, Theatre & Speech

Attended and completed the “Broadway Lighting Master Class” in New York City

C. Daniel Chase, Lead Web Administrator, IT Strategic Systems

Invited to the OmniUpdate User Training Conference 2014 to present, “Our ‘Special Sauce’ Responsive Design Refresh Using Bootstrap and OU Campus”. The presentation covered UTC’s implementation of OU Campus and refreshed web design.

Steven Cox, Team Lead of Special Collections and University Archives, Lupton Library

Published Once I Too Had Wings: The Journals of Emma Bell Miles, 1908-1918.  Ohio University Press. Spring 2014.

Presented a paper titled “I Can Make Us A Living If You Can Be Satisfied with the Living I Make: The Struggles of Early 20th Century Rural Appalachian Life as Lived by Emma Bell Miles” at the Appalachian Studies Association at Marshall University, in Huntington, West Virginia.

Michelle D. Deardorff, Professor and Department Head, Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management

Panelist, “Freedom Summer National Youth Summit,” Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History. Jackson, MS, February 5, 2014. Live streamed to eleven museums plus schools and individuals.

Working Group Moderator, “Teaching Political Theory and Theories,” American Political Science Association’s Conference on Teaching and Learning in Political Science. Philadelphia, PA, February 7-9, 2014.

Panelist, “MOOCS: A Conversation on the Advantages and Disadvantages of MOOC’s in Political Science and Civic Education,” American Political Scienc Association’s Conference on Teaching and Learning in Political Science. Philadelphia, PA, February 7-9, 2014.

Keynote Speaker, “Constructing the Franchise: Citizenship Rights versus Privileges and their Concomitant Policies,”Mississippi College School of Law, Law Review Symposium: Re-Examining The Voting Rights Act: Where Is Our Nation After Shelby County V. Holder? March 20-21, 2014, Jackson, MS.

American Political Science Association, Chair, Teaching and Learning Standing Committee

American Political Science Association, Chair, Frank J. Goodnow Award committee

American Political Science Association, CQ Press/SAGE Award for Teaching Innovation Selection Committee

David Edwards, Associate Professor, Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Presented a paper, “Annexation in Tennessee After PC 1101,” at the Western Social Science Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Jennifer T. Ellis, Assistant Professor, Education

Publications:

Ellis, J.T. (2013, December 15).  [Review of the book Undoing ethics: Rethinking practice in online research by N. Whiteman].  Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 15, 3, pp. 209-212.

Conference Presentations:

Ellis, J., Ingraham, L., & Terry, K. (2014) Writing to learn science.  National Science Teachers Association National Conference.  March 6-8, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts.

Cogburn, D. L., Ellis, J.T. & Arnone, M.P.  (2014, January).  Evaluating the Role of Face-to-Face Residencies in Cross-National, Accessible Cyberlearning. Session conducted at the Advances in Teaching and Learning Technologies mini-track at the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-47), Waikoloa, HI.

Conference Workshops:

Cogburn, D. L., Ellis, J.T. & Arnone, M.P.  (2014, January). Towards an Integrated Model for Accessible Global Cyberlearning: A Case Study of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). In. D. L. Cogburn & M. Hine (Chair), Cross-cultural communication and collaboration in accessible cyberlearning and global virtual teams. Symposium conducted at the Global Virtual Teams mini-track at the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-47), Waikoloa, HI.

Ellis, J.T.  (2014, January). Roundtable on Mixed Methods Research Design and Evaluation Strategies for Global Virtual Team Projects: Quantitative approaches: Surveys, social network analysis. In. D. L. Cogburn & M. Hine  (Chair), Cross-cultural communication and collaboration in accessible cyberlearning and global virtual teams.  Symposium conducted at the Global Virtual Teams mini-track at the 47th Annual Hawaii InternationalConference on System Sciences (HICSS-47), Waikoloa, HI.

Dawn M. Ford, Executive Director, Walker Center for Teaching & Learning

Completed her Ph.D. in Public Health in February 2014.

Attended the Natural History of the Bahamas conference in Nassau, Bahamas, March 2014.

Presented with Will Stern at the 2014 Dalton State Teaching and Learning Conference, “Flipped Classroom for Improved Student Engagement, Motivation, and Retention.”

Achievements Presented with Ralph Covino, Cheryl Robinson, and Priscilla Seaman at the 2014 Dalton State Teaching and Learning Conference, “ThinkAchieve Faculty Fellows: Improving Student Engagement and Learning at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Presented at the 2014 Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium meeting, “The ThinkAchieve Faculty Development Model for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.”

Achievements Presented with Linda Johnston, Valerie Rutledge, and Elizabeth O’Brien at the 2013 CUMU Conference,  “ThinkAchieve Grant Program: Opportunities for Experiential Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom.”

J. Kevin Ford, U. C. Foundation Professor, Music

Two choral music editions were selected for inclusion in the University Interscholastic League’s Prescribed Music List.  “Two Schubert Songs for Male Chorus” and “Hodie Completi sunt dies Pentecostes” by Luca Marenzio.

Tammy Garland, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Book Chapter Published:

Garland, T.S. & Policastro, C. (2014). Sexual victimization and the vulnerable (pgs. 153-172). In T.N. Richards & Catherine D. Marcum (Eds.). Sexual victimization: Then and now. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Presentations:

Garland, T.S., Branch,K., & Grimes, M. An Examination of Rape Myths in Comic Books, at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA (February 19, 2014).

Garland, T.S. & Bumphus, V.W. Drug Policy and the Ivory Tower: Drug Policy Attitudes among University Faculty and Staff, at American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA (November 21, 2013).

Grimes, M., Garland, T.S., & Branch, K. Poster Presentation. Blurring the lines: Rape and rape myths in comic books, UTC Research Day, Chattanooga, TN (March 21, 2014).

Larsen, K. & Garland, T.S. Poster Presentation  Bullying and bystanders, UTC Research Day, Chattanooga, TN (March 21, 2014).

Boris B Gorshkov, Lecturer, History

Invited to write book review for “Historian”, a history journal, of  “The Decline of Serfdom in Late Medieval England: From Bondage to Freedom,”  Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2014, by  Bailey, Mark.

Attended two academic conferences and chaired two panels.

Gregory Grant, Professor Emeritus, Chemistry

Presented “Self-assembly of molecular squares containing Rh(III)-thiacrown vertices” at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society                                                                                   New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.

Presented “Synthesis and characterization of cyclometallated gold(III) compounds involving thiacrowns” at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.

Stephanie Henderson, Costume Designer and Lecturer, Theatre and Speech

Will return to Italy as the Costume Designer for the touring opera company La Musica Lirica this summer.  This year, she will take three UTC students—Cricket Glenn, Rebecca Rouse and Samantha Johnson—with her as design assistants.

Designed the costumes for Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Christopher Horne, Associate Professor, Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management

Published “Life On Point youth development program outcomes” published in Journal of Adolescent and Family Health, January 2014.

Presented “Context-sensitive evaluation of aspiring evidence-based programs” at the Southeast Evaluation Association conference, January 2014.

Delivered invited presentation to Hamilton County Health Department on evaluation of youth development programming, January 2014.

Debbie Ingram, Professor and Interim Director, Physical Therapy

Presented research poster on clinic directors’ preference of physical therapist image and taught course on integrity at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas in February.

Appointed to the Catherine Worthingham Fellows subcommittee of the Awards Committee for the American Physical Therapy Association.

Published article in PT Health Policy Journal on disciplinary actions and offenses of physical therapist assistants. Published article in Physical Therapy on movement analysis.

Gaye Jeffers, Associate Professor, Theatre

Jeffers’ play, PHILO, inspired by Sophocles’ PHILOCTETES, was produced at Tennessee State University in Nashville.  Marc Payne directed the play, which ran March 5 – 7 in the Cox/Lewis Theatre.

Jisook Kim, Associate Professor, Chemistry

Published “Biological implications of benzoquinones” (Book Chapter) in the book “Quinone: Occurrence, Medicinal Uses and Physiological Importance”, Kim, J., Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013, ISBN 978-1-62618-323-0.

“Biological Implications of 2-Chlorocyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione toward Ribonuclease A”, Vaughn, A. R.; Redman, C. B.; Kang, S. M.; Kim, J.,  Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 2013, 4, 22-28.

Presented “Fluorescence and electrophoresis studies on lysozyme modifications induced by p-benzoquinone” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Studies of DNA binding interactions with [Rh(9S3)Cl3], [Rh(9S2O)Cl3], and [Ir(9S3)Cl3] using fluorescence spectroscopy” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Kyle Knight, Professor, Chemistry

Published  “Tenulin 0.25-hydrate, a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Helenium amarum,” K. S. Knight, C. T. Smith, T. G. Waddell and B. Noll, Acta Cryst., 2013, E69, o1237-o1238.

Published “The true identity of the triterpene component of Wyethia mollis, a lanosta-diene containing a tetrahydropyran E-ring.” Smith CT, Noll B, Waddell TG, Knight KS, Natural Product Communications, 2013, 8, 299-300.

Published  “Isotenulin,” K. S. Knight, C. T. Smith and T. G. Waddell, Acta Cryst., 2013, E69, o1290.

Published  “Santal monohydrate, an isoflavone isolated from Wyethia mollis,” K. S. Knight, C. T. Smith, T. G. Waddell, Acta Cryst., 2014, E70, o267.

Presented “Ring-Closing Metathesis Reactions of Novel Dienes.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Sara Knox, Instructor, Criminal Justice

Invited Speaker. Ethics of fire investigation. IAAI. Gatlinburg, TN.

John Lee, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Presented “Heteroleptic Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Complexes Containing a Crown Thioether and Mondentate Phosphines.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of p-cymene Ruthenium(II) Complexes with Fluorine-Containing Phosphite Ligands.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of p-cymene Ruthenium(II) Complexes with Fluorine-Containing Phosphine Ligands.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Engaging Students in the Inorganic Chemistry Classroom with Well-Defined Learning Objectives:  Interactive Learning Through Group Activities, Literature Discussions, and even Field Trips.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Synthetic and Structural Studies of Heteroleptic Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Complexes Containing a Crown Thioether and Mondentate Phosphines at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.

Presented “Back to Grad School with IONiC/VIPEr:  Collaborative Development of Primary Literature Based Learning Objects in a Workshop Setting” at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.

David Levine, Professor, Physical Therapy

Appointed as a reviewer for the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Congress on Physiotherapy Education, Liverpool England.

Appointed as the co-chair of the scientific program for the 8th Symposium for the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy at Oregon State University.

Sharon Redhawk Love, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Publications:

Love, S. & Park, S. (2013). Images of gender twenty years later: A content analysis of images in Introductory Criminal Justice and Criminology Textbooks. Feminist Criminology.8. 320-340.

John Lynch, Professor, Chemistry

Presented “Automated spectrophotometric titrations and the determination of chemical equilibria.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Barry Matlock, Lecturer, Philosophy and Religion

Served on the Editorial Board of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament.

Attended the SBL Annual Meeting as a member of the Steering Committee of the Pauline Epistles Section where he also chaired a conference session.

This year saw the publication of the first chapters of the Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies (online edition), which he has been editing.

Marcus D. Mauldin, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Public Administration & Nonprofit Management

Gave a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce Southside Council entitled, “The Economic Impact of Chattanooga Nonprofits”;  Conducted a workshop for the Southeast Command and Leadership Academy with Dr. Felicia McGhee.

Gary Maynard, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Attended and presented a paper at the American Sociological Society’s Annual meeting in August 2013 in NYC. The paper was titled – “International Trade, the ITGA and Youth Smoking Rates in the Developing world.

Published an article on Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple in the Jonestown Report in October of 2013 titled – Jim Jones and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Part IV): The Violent Stage of NPD

Submitted an article to the International Journal of Comparative Sociology in Feb. 2014 titled “Health INGOs, Democracy and TB Mortality Rates in Poor Nations.

I submitted a journal article to Social Currents in March of 2014 titled International Trade and Youth Smoking in the Developing World.

Presented two papers at the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meeting in March of 2014 in Charlotte. The two papers were titled – World Polity and Youth Smoking Rates in the Developing World and The Impacts of Helicopter Parenting on Depression, Anxiety and Drug Use.

Deborah A. McAllister, UC Foundation Professor, Education

Achievements Presenting six, 1-day workshops, for the grant-funded project, “NASA Mathematics Resources and Super Source Activities for Elementary Grades Preservice Teachers,” Spring-Summer 2014, $12,750.

Participating on the Lego Education Advisory Panel (LEAP), 2012-2014.

Participating on the Mathematics Bias and Sensitivity Review Panel for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), 2013-2014.

Serving as President of Faculty Senate, UTC, 2012-2014.

Recipient of UTC’s Outstanding University Service Award, April 2014.

Karen McGuffee, UC Foundation Professor, Criminal Justice

Publications:

McGuffee, K. (November 7, 2013). Tips for the Department of One, at American Association for Paralegal Education, Phoenix, AZ.

McGuffee, K. (November 7, 2013). Tips for the Department of One, at American Association for Paralegal Education, Phoenix, AZ.

Rob Mebane, Nita T. Grote Professor, Chemistry

Published “Solvent-free and atom efficient conversion of aldehydes into nitriles,” Gozum, V.J.; Mebane, R.C. Green Chemistry Letters, 2013, 6, 149.

Presented “Catalytic transfer hydrogenation of ketoximes using Raney nickel and 2-propanol as hydrogen donor.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Adam Miecielica, Visiting Assistant Professor, Theatre and Speech

Designed the set for the University of Arkansas’ production of “As You Like It.”

Designing scenery for local television station Fox 61.

Cassandra Nice, Assistant Director, Women’s Center

Invited to present the marketing successes of the Elect Her- Campus Women Win! grant implementation at UTC with an American Association for University Women (AAUW) representative at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) convention in Indianapolis in March 2014.

Seong Min Park, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Publications:

Love, S. & Park, S. (2013). Images of gender twenty years later: A content analysis of images in Introductory Criminal Justice and Criminology Textbooks. Feminist Criminology.8. 320-340.

Park, S. & Eck, J. (2013). Understanding the effects of random repeat victimizations. Victims and Offenders. 8. 399-415.

Park, S. & Joo, H. (2013). A Study of Repeat Victimizations in South Korea: Generalized Linear Model (GLM) Analysis of Korean National Crime Victimization Survey. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November, Atlanta, GA.

Park, S. (2013). A Study of Over-Dispersed Household Victimizations in South Korea: Zero-inflated Negative Binomial Analysis of Korean National Crime Victimization Survey. Presented at the KIC-KOSCA International Academic Conference, June, Seoul, South Korea.

John Phillips, Professor and Department Head, Philosophy and Religion

Published a co-edited book (with John Finamore) – “Literary, Philosophical, and Religious Studies in the Platonic Tradition,” produced and distributed by Academia Verlag.

Will present a paper on evil at the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies conference in Lisbon, Portugal, in June.

Dennis Plaisted, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion

Published his article “An Undignified Side of Death with Dignity Legislation” in Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 23:201-229 (2013).

Gretchen Potts, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Chemistry

Presented “Better nicotine fix? : Analysis of alkaloids in e-cigarette filling solutions by HPLC.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Lynn Purkey, Associate Professor, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures 

Published a book, Spanish Reception of Russian Narratives 1905-1939: Transcultural Dialogics. UK: Tamesis 2013) and

Published “Nuevo Romanticismo and Futurism: Responses to Machine Culture.” International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Vol. 3 (2013). Special issue on Iberian Futurisms. Ed. by Günter Berghaus. 181-207.

Published “Luces de Bohemia expresionista: Valle y Káiser.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 90.05 (2013): 557-80.

Steve Ray, Associate Professor and Interim Department Head, Theatre and Speech

Directed and designed the set for “Legally Blonde: the Musical” for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, which received five “Miss Annie” awards including “Audience Favorite Spotlight Production.”

Irven Resnick, Professor and Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies, Philosophy and Religion

Served as Director of the NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty—“Representations of the ‘Other’: Jews in Medieval England,” held 13 July-15 August, 2014 at Oxford University’s Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

Published book “Peter the Venerable’s Against the Inveterate Obduracy of the Jews. “Trans. and annotated by Irven M. Resnick, Fathers of the Church, Mediaeval Continuation, 14 (Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2013).

Published the following articles this year:

“Race, Anti-Jewish Polemic, Arnulf of Seéz, and the Contested Papal Election of Anaclet II (1130 A.D.)” in  Jews in Medieval Christendom: Slay Them Not, eds. Kris Utterbeck and Merrill Price (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 45-70; “Conjoined Twins in Scholastic Thought: A Survey,” Viator 44.2 (2013): 343-68; and “Luke 22:44 and Sweating Blood: Jesus and Medieval Natural Philosophers,” Viator 44.1 (2013): 169-88.

Brian Ribeiro, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion

Elected President of the Tennessee Philosophical Association, which meets annually in Nashville, where he will preside over the 46th annual meeting in October 2014.

Published article, “The Theistic Argument from Beauty: A Philonian Critique” in European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 5 (2013): 149-158.

Tom Rybolt, UC Foundation Professor and Department Head, Chemistry

Published “Force Field Based MM2 Molecule-Surface Binding Energies for Graphite and Graphene,” J. H. Son, T. R. Rybolt, Graphene, 2013, 2, 18-34.

Published “Storage and Timed Release of Acetaminophen from Porous Carbonaceous Materials,” S. McCary and T. Rybolt, Open Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2013, 3(2), 76-88.

Presented “Double walled carbon nanotube and graphene bilayer models for a general representation of carbon nanoporosity and molecule-surface binding energies.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Double walled nanotube (DWNT) models and molecule-surface binding energies for a nanoporous carbon” at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.

Manuel Santiago, UC Foundation Professor, Chemistry

Presented “Quantification of the uremic toxin p-cresol in serum of ESRD and normal patients.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented ““Equilibrium binding of the uremic toxin p-cresol to serum albumin.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Interactions between creatinine and serum albumin: a study of free and bound nitrogenous uremic toxins.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented ““Phenylkenonuria: an indication of end stage renal disease.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Purple urine bag syndrome: regulation of pyrimidine enzymes by tryptophan.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Erika L. Schafer, Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Assistant Director of Bands, Music

Hosted the 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast in January.  World-renowned trumpeters Allan Dean and Tito Carrillo were featured in concerts and master classes.  The festival also included clinics, a collegiate trumpet ensemble concert, a faculty recital, and exhibits.  There were approximately 200 participants with twenty-two universities represented.

Charlene Simmons, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Communication

Published a photo, “Cottonwick Grunt,” in Connect, December 2013.

Presenting a referred research paper, “A Marriage of Foes? Radio, Newspapers, and the Facsimile in the 1930s” at the Annual ICA Convention in Seattle, WA on May 23, 2014.

Catherine Smith, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Co-presented a 4 hour pre-conference workshop at the National Association of Neonatal Therapist annual conference titled “Creating and Sustaining High Performing Developmental Care Teams in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Through Shared Mental Models”.

Presented a concurrent educational session titled “Developmental Implications of Head Shape Variability in Young Infants” as well as a poster titled “Head Shape Variability in Preterm and Full-term Infants” at the NANT conference, 4/24-26/2014.

Victoria Steinberg, Associate Professor, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Awarded a funded spot ($2700) at the following NEH Summer Institute: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: Literature, the Arts, and Cinema since Independence.

Patrick Sweetman, Lecturer, Theatre and Speech

Directed “Blithe Spirit” and “And Then There Were None” for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.

Roger Thompson, UC Foundation Professor, Criminal Justice

Won the UTC UTNAA Public Service Award 2014

John Trussel, Associate Professor, Accounting 

Publications:

Patrick, Patricia, and Trussel, John. “The Nature and Extent of Financial Distress in Pennsylvania’s Municipal Governments.” Journal of Government Financial Management. Spring, 2014, 38-43.

Patrick, Patricia., and Trussel, John, “Predicting County Expenditures by Policy Area”  International Research Journal of Applied Finance, IV (12), 2013, 1646-1662.

Trussel, John and Patrick, Patricia. “The Symptoms and Consequences of Fiscal Distress in Municipalities: An Investigation of Reductions in Public Services.”€ Accounting and the Public Interest 13, December, 2013, 151-171.

Trussel, John. “Is the Loss of Tax-exempt Status by Previous Filers Related to Financial Distress?” Journal of Accounting and Finance13 (4), 2013, 60-73.

Trussel, John and Patrick, Patricia. “Predicting Fiscal Distress in Special District Governments.”  Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management 24(4), Winter, 2013, 589-616.

Shela Van Ness, Associate Professor, Sociology

Published one article.

Wrote a new course.

Presented a paper at a professional conference.

Kristen Vaughn, Counselor, Counseling and Personal Development Center

Accepted to present a program she created at ACPA’s 2014 national convention entitled  “Fostering Collaboration in a Multidisciplinary Counseling Center through Ethical Analysis.”

Chosen by the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services to have the program sponsored by the American Psychological Association for approved continuing education credits for psychologists.

Robert Wells, Assistant Professor, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Published “The Multitude: Ambivalence and Antagonism.” Special Issue, Post-Autonomia. Eds. Esra Erdem and Joost de Bloois. Rethinking Marxism 26:2 (2014). 239-251. Print.

Published “Orders and Disorders, Wills to Powers – Arlt and Nietzsche, the Astrólogo and the sociedad secreta.” Dissidences: Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism 5.9 (2013): n. pag. Web.

Talia Welsh, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Philsophy and Religion

Published the following articles this year: “Idealism Revisited: Merleau-Ponty’s Early Critique of Science and Psychology.” Self & Society, 41 (3), 2014, 20-27; “Fat Eats: A Phenomenology of Decadence, Food, and Health.” In Food and Everyday Life, Ed. Thomas Conroy. New York: Lexington Books, 2014; and “Unfit Women: Freedom and Constraint in the Pursuit of Health.” Special Issue of Janus Head on Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology, 13, Issue 2, 2013. 58-77.

Presented papers at national conferences, including “Philosophy as Transformative Self-Help.” American Philosophies Forum “Crossings, Hybrids, Genres” at Stony Brook University-Manhattan (April 3rd-5th, 2014) and “Ambivalence and Anxiety in Mindful Eating” at Mindful Body in the Arts of Eating at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton  (January 23rd-24th, 2014).

Joe Wilferth, Professor and Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences

Published peer-reviewed article entitled “Training in Multimodal Technologies Requires Training in Assistive Technologies” in March of 2014 in The Writing Instructor.

Talia Welsh, Associate UC Foundation Professor, Philosophy & Religion

Published “Idealism Revisited: Merleau-Ponty’s Early Critique of Science and Psychology.” Self & Society, 41 (3), 2014, 20-27.[invited]

Published “Fat Eats: A Phenomenology of Decadence, Food, and Health.” In Food and Everyday Life, Ed. Thomas Conroy. New York: Lexington Books, 2014.

Presentations:

“Philosophy as Transformative Self-Help.” American Philosophies Forum

“Crossings, Hybrids, Genres.” Stony Brook University-Manhattan, NYC April 3rd-5th, 2014.

“Ambivalence and Anxiety in Mindful Eating.” Mindful Body in the Arts of Eating. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. January 23rd-24th, 2014.

Stefanie Whitson, Lecturer, Chemistry

Presented “Quantification of the uremic toxin p-cresol in serum of ESRD and normal patients.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented ““Equilibrium binding of the uremic toxin p-cresol to serum albumin.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented “Interactions between creatinine and serum albumin: a study of free and bound nitrogenous uremic toxins.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Presented ““Phenylkenonuria: an indication of end stage renal disease.” at Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Jonathan Yeager, Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion

Published a book, “Early Evangelicalism: A Reader,” with Oxford University Press

Published a review of Ava Chamberlain’s “The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards” in the journal, “Church History”

Awarded a William Reese Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, where I will spend the month of June conducting research for my current book project

Won the “Outstanding Research” faculty award by the College of Arts and Sciences at UTC

Presented the paper, “The Role of Samuel Kneeland and Daniel Henchman as Jonathan Edwards’s Chief Printer and Publisher in Boston,” at the American Society of Church History annual winter meeting in Washington D.C.


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