Spring 2011

Karen Adsit, Director, Walker Teaching Resource Center
Was invited to present on “Instructional Design for Online Learning” at the Georgia Society for Technical Training and Development annual meeting, Dalton, Georgia.

Neslihan Alp, UC Foundation Professor and Assistant Dean, Engineering Management and Technology
Received $2,637.28 from the East Brainerd Lumber and Supply Company toward the AGC Scholarship fund.

Organized the third Annual Construction Management Information Session on August 13, 2010, to inform the community about the Construction Management program at UTC, inform students about the program updates, the AGC scholarship, and job opportunities, and create a networking opportunity for current and prospective students to ask questions to industry representatives and faculty.

Continued to serve as an Executive Board member of the Building and Construction Institute of Southeast.

Received $25,000 from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of East Tennessee as the third and last payment of $150,000 grant, to support the Construction Management program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Presented a peer-reviewed paper of “Changes in the Education and Learning Environment” at the 10th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, in Montreal, Canada, in July 2010.

Two peer-reviewed papers accepted for publications and presentations at the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) 2010 Conference:

  1. Alp, Neslihan and Mathai, Roy, “Smart Grid — A New Approach to Advanced Power Grid and Energy Savings,” ASEM 2010 Conference, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  2. Alp, Neslihan and Raymond, Desmond, “Application of Engineering Management Principles to Human Factors Aspect of Nuclear Control Room Design,” ASEM 2010 Conference, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Continued to serve as an Executive Board Member of the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Chattanooga Mentors Program to increase high school students’ awareness of career opportunities in architecture, construction, and engineering.

Deborah Elwell Arfken, University Planning Coordinator and Professor, Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
Deborah Elwell Arfken, University Planning Coordinator and Professor in the Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management Department and Linda Johnston, associate professor in the School of Education, presented a poster entitled “Singing an Engaging Song: The Mission, the Strategic Plan, and Regional Accreditation” at the October annual conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in Fresno, California.

Arben (Beni) Asllani, UC Foundation Professor, Management
Published an article entitled “Using RFM Data to Optimize Direct Marketing Campaigns: A Linear Programming Approach” in the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal. (Coauthor: Diane Halstead) Published an article entitled “Open Innovation Modeling Using Game Theory” in the Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal. (Coauthor: Alireza Lari) Presented a paper entitled “Convergenomics, Open Innovation, and Collective Intelligence for Value Creation” as an invited panelist in the Decision Sciences Institute 2010 Annual Meeting in November 2010. (Co-panelists: Sang M. Lee, David L. Olson and Silvana Trimi) Presented a paper entitled “Using Simulation Methodology to Estimate an Optimal Immunoprophylactic Level for RSV: A Health Insurance Perspective” in the Decision Sciences Institute 2010 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, November 2010. (Coauthor: Lawrence Ettkin) Participated in the online division of the Allied Academies International Conference in Las Vegas, October 13-15, 2010 and published in the proceedings of the conference two papers:
“Open Innovation Modeling Using Game Theory” (Coauthor: Alireza Lari) “Using RFM Data to Optimize Direct Marketing Campaigns: a Linear Programming Approach” (Coauthor: Diane Halstead) Participated, presented in the Pan-Pacific Conference XXVII, Bali, Indonesia, May 30, June 02, 2010 and published in the proceedings of the conference a paper entitled: “Open Innovation and Game Theory: Considering the Risk of Collaboration” (Coauthor: Alireza Lari) Served as a guest lecturer at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea on May 26, 2010.  The title of his presentation was “Open Innovation in the Flat World.”

Sybil Baker, Assistant Professor, English
Was keynote speaker and featured author at the Virginia Tech Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Conference in Roanoke, Virginia, June 13-15 2010.

Talismans, a linked short story collection, will be published by C&R Press on December 07, 2010.

David W. Carrithers, Adolph Ochs Professor of Government, Political Science
Served as discussion leader at two Liberty Fund conferences: “Liberty and the American Founding” in Williamsburg, VA (Sept. 9-12, 2010) and “Encyclopedic Liberty: Individual, Society and State in Diderot’s ‘Dictionary'” in San Francisco, CA (January 6-9, 2011)

Helen Eigenberg, Professor and Department Head, Criminal Justice
Elected as Executive Counselor (on the Executive Board) to the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime.  Will serve two years in this position.

John Fulmer, Associate Dean, College of Business
Bento Lobo, Christi Wann, and John Fulmer published an article titled “Greece: How Can Companies Manage the New Risks?” in Volume 21, Number 6, September/October issue of The Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance.

Tammy Garland, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Presented a paper entitled “Student Perceptions of Minority Drug Use” at the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

Garland, T.S., Richards, T, & Cooney, M. (2010). Victims hidden in plain sight: the reality of victimization among the homeless. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, 23(4), 285-301.

Reviewed manuscripts for Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Criminal Justice Studies, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, and Asia Pacific Journal of Police and Criminal Justice

Shirl S Gholston, Director, Student Support Services
Attended the Tennessee Association of Special Programs and the Kentucky Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel annual 2010 fall conference and presented “Motivating African America Students to Study Abroad.”

Diane Halstead, Mary Harris Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Had a paper accepted in the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal (with Dr. Beni Asllani in Management) entitled, “Using RFM Data to Optimize Direct Marketing Campaigns:  A Linear Programming Approach.”

Presented a paper at the Sixth Annual Art and Science of Service Conference entitled, “Turning High Tech into High Touch:  Delivering Experience-Centric Service via Self-Service Technologies through Improved Servicescape Design,” with Dr. Keith Richards (Marketing and Entrepreneurship) at the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

Provided on-site marketing consulting for 15 different entrepreneurs/start-up businesses at the Business Incubator (Chattanooga-Hamilton County Business Development Center).

Was asked to serve on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.

Colleen S. Harris, Head of Access Services Librarian, Lupton Library
Named 2011 American Library Association Emerging Leader. Authored “Matrix Management in Practice in Access Services at the North Carolina State University Libraries,” Journal of Access Services 7(4), 2010, 203-211. Authored “Low and No-Cost Development Opportunities for Librarians” and “Managing Staff Stress During Budget Crises: Lessons for Library Managers” (co-authored with Mary Chimato) in The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, ed. Carol Smallwood, Chicago: American Library Association, 2011. Authored “The First Thirty Days: A Playbook for the New Library Manager.” LISCareer October 2010. Co-presented (with Bobbi Newman) “Libraries in a Transliterate, Technology Fluent World” at the Internet Librarian 2010 annual conference October 24-27, 2010, Monterey, CA. Presented “Mapping, Managing and Improving Staff Performance in Access Services” at the Access Services annual conference November 10-13, 2010, Atlanta, GA. Authored “Managing the Multi-generational Library” and “Leveraging Technology, Improving Service: Streamlining Student Billing Procedures,” both presented at the Brick and Click Academic Libraries Symposium conference, November 5, 2010, Maryville, MO, and both published in conference proceedings. Authored “A Social Networking Primer for Librarians” [Book Review], Journal of Access Services 2010, 7(4). Authored “The Cypress House” [Book Review], “The Dead Path” [Book Review], “Handling the Undead” [Book Review] in Library Journal. Authored These Terrible Sacraments: Poems. Seattle: Bellowing Ark Press, 2010.

Richard Jackson, UTNAA Professor, English
-Richard Jackson, UTNAA Professor of English at UTC, has published two books this year:
-RESONANCE, a book of poems, appeared in the spring and has been praised by numerous writers and critics including Pulitzer Prize winner James Tate who called Jackson “one of our most important poets.”
-He also translated, with two other poets, Giovanni Pascoli’s  LAST VOYAGE: SELECTED POEMS, which appeared in October 2010.
In addition:
-He was a visiting writer at the Vermont College post graduate writers’ conference in August.
-He has been named as a visiting writer and teacher for the Prague Summer Program for 2011.
-He directed the Meacham Writers Workshops at UTC this Fall.
-He gave readings from his work at Rollins College, Elizabethtown College this semester, and has been invited to do so at the AWP Conference in Washington DC, Georgia Tech’s reading series and Virginia Commonwealth University next semester.
-He has been invited to be the guest speaker at the Kosovel Conference in Slovenia next semester.

Irina Khmelko, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management
Publications (Peer reviewed):

  1. Irina S. Khmelko and Daniel Beers. “Legislative Oversight in the Ukrainian Rada: Assessing the Effectiveness of Parliamentary Committees.” The Journal of Legislative Studies. 2011. Vol.17, No.4, December 2011. (Accepted for Publication, Forthcoming).
  2. Irina S. Khmelko, “Internal Organization in Post-Communist Multi-party Parliaments: Leadership, Parties, and Committees Over Two Decades.” Special Issue. The Journal of Legislative Studies, D. Olson and G. Ilonzski (eds.). December 2010. (Forthcoming).
  3. Irina S. Khmelko and Wernet Patzelt. Introduction. Special issue of the Journal of East European and Asian Studies. I. Khmelko and W. Patzelt (eds.). December 2010. (Forthcoming).
  4. Irina S. Khmelko, Elena Semenova,  Sergej Teleshun, and Alexej Titarenko. “Regionalism in Ukraine and Its Role in the Ukrainian Politics.” Special issue of the Journal of East European and Asian Studies. I. Khmelko and W. Patzelt (eds.). December 2010. (Forthcoming).
  5. Irina S. Khmelko. “Legislative Institution Building.” Journal of East European and Asian Studies. October 2010.
  6. Irina S. Khmelko and Krista Wiegand. “Government Repression in Ethnic Conflict: Institutional Incentives and Cultural Legacies.” International Journal of World Peace. Vol. XXViI, No. 2, June 2010.
  7. Irina S. Khmelko. “Committee System Development in Eastern European Legislatures: the Case.” The Journal of East European and Asian Studies. Vol 1, Issue 3, April 2010.
  8. Irina S. Khmelko,  Charles R. Wise, and Trevor L. Brown. “Committees and Legislative Strengthening: The Growing Influence of Committees in Ukraine’s Policy Making Process.” The Journal of Legislative Studies. Vol. 16, No. 1, March 2010.

Co-editor (peer reviewed):
Special Issue of the Journal of East European and Asian Studies. Forthcoming December 2010.

Papers Presented At National Conferences (Peer reviewed)

“Bureaucratic Takeover of Policy Process: the Case of legislative Exeuctive Relations in Ukraine.” SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 2011. (Accepted)

“Building a Democratic Legislature.” MPSA (Midwest Political Science Association) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 2010.

“Committees and Parties in the Process of Legislative Institutionalization: The Case of Ukraine.” SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. January 2010.

Service at National Conferences:
Panel Chair. Legislative Institution Building and Politics of Developing Political Systems. Comparative Politics of Developing Areas and Legislative Politics. SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 2011.

Panel Discussant. Good Governance Benchmarks? A Critical Appraisal of the Challenges of Measuring and Assessing Parliamentary Performance. Legislative Politics. SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 2011.

Panel Organizer (with World Bank Institute). Beyond the Basics of Parliamentary Accountability: The Workings, Procedures and Outcomes of Public Account Committees and their Role in Executive Oversight. Legislative Politics. SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 2011.

Panel Organizer (with World Bank Institute). Good Governance Benchmarks? A Critical Appraisal of the Challenges of Measuring and Assessing Parliamentary Performance. Legislative Politics. SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 2011.

Panel Organizer. SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 2011.

Business Meeting Organizer. RCLS Annual Meeting. SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 2011.

Panel Chair. Communist and Post Communist Legislatures. Politics of Communist Former Countries Section. MPSA (Midwest Political Science Association) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 2010.

Panel Organizer. Legislative Institution Building in Developing Democracies. Legislative Politics Section. SPSA Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. January 2010.

Panel Organizer. Parliamentary Audit and Scrutiny of Ex-poste Government Spending. Public Administration, Bureaucratic and Public Sectors Politics. SPSA Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. January 2010.

Service to Profession:
Member of the Executive Committee of RCLS (Research Committee of Legislative Specialists), division of IPSA (International Political Science Association).

Reviewer for Academic Publishers (textbooks) and Peer Reviewed, Refereed Journals
Journal Politics Science and Politics
The Journal of Politics
Journal of East European and Asian Politics Academy of Management Pearson/Wordsworth

Kyle Knight, Professor, Chemistry
Published a paper entitled “Zirconocene catalysis in the synthesis of 1,4-dimagnesium reagents: using competitive inhibition to suppress – β hydrogen abstraction” in the journal Transition Metal Chemistry,2010, volume 35, pages 695-698, in conjunction with E.N. Fielding and Y.S. Gao as student co-authors.

Melissa Laseter, Tutor Coordinator, Student Support Services
The SSS Tutorial program received a 5 year certification from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). The focus of the application was on innovative tutor training techniques to enhance student learning.

David Levine, Professor, Physical Therapy
David Levine, Professor, Physical Therapy authored the chapter on rehabilitation of the feline patient in the 5th edition of The Feline Patient, published in November 2010.  He also published “Effects of partial immersion in water on vertical ground reaction forces and weight distribution in dogs” in the American Journal of Veterinary Research with colleagues from UT College of Veterinary Medicine.

Darrell Meece, Associate Professor, School of Education
Darrell Meece and Kimberly Wingate delivered a featured presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, in Anaheim. This is the world’s largest meeting of early childhood professionals representing a variety of fields. The citation for this presentation is:

Meece, D, & Wingate, K. (2010, November). Supporting young children’s developing sense of autonomy through authentic choices: A powerful tool for positive guidance. Featured presentation at the Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim.

Darrell Meece also was part of the following presentations:

Meece, D. & Wingate, K. (2010, September). Young children’s developing autonomy: Offering authentic choices. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Chattanooga.

Meece, D., Bradley, J., & Wingate, K. (2010, October). Corporal punishment in schools: What is our role as Teacher Educators? Presented at the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators, Nashville, TN.

The following peer-reviewed journal articles also were published:

Meece, D. & Soderman, A. (2010). Positive Verbal Environments: Setting the Stage for Young Children’s Development of Coping Skills. Young Children, 65,5, 81-86.

Meece, D., & Mize, J., (2010). Multiple Aspects of Preschool Children’s Social Cognition: Relations with Peer Acceptance and Peer Interaction Style. Early Child Development and Care, 180, 5, 585-604.

Meece, D. & Wingate, K. (2010). Providing preservice early childhood teachers with opportunities to understand diversity and the achievement gap, SRATE Journal, 19,1, 36-43.

Richard Rice, Professor, History

Read paper, “Image and Identity: Ainu Representations in Japanese Museums,” at Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) Annual Conference in Portland, June 18, 2010.

Received National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Grant on Shanghai and Berlin: Cultures of Urban Modernism in Interwar China and Germany at Stanford University.

Read paper, “Dogs and Chinese not Allowed: How Historical Myth Shapes the Modern Chinese World View,” at the Tennessee Conference of Historians Annual Meeting, September 10, 2010.

My article on “Economic Mobilization in Wartime Japan: Business, Bureaucracy, and Military in Conflict,” published originally in The Journal of Asian Studies, was included in a four volume anthology, Imperial Japan and the World, to be published in 2011 by Routledge and edited by Anthony Best.

Reviewed book by Jay Dautcher, Down a Narrow Road: Identity and Masculinity in a Uyghur Community in Xinjiang China (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009) for the Journal of Anthropological Research.

Sydney Roberts, Teaching Associate/Costume Specialist, Theatre and Speech
Designed costumes for two world premieres in Atlanta:  NIGHT BLOOMS (Horizon Theatre) written by Margaret Baldwin and directed by Karen Robinson, both at Kennesaw State University; and THE ODYSSEY: A JOURNEY HOME (Georgia Shakespeare) adapted by Richard Garner, Artistic Director. Read about NIGHT BLOOMS in American Theatre Magazine Oct 2010:

Was invited to speak to theatre students at Emory University about costume design and director/designer collaboration.

Gave permission for photographs of work with Georgia Shakespeare to be included in a new textbook on design written by Ming Chen, Resident Scenic Designer at Kennesaw State University.

Led student trip to Atlanta to see THE ODYSSEY: A JOURNEY HOME at Georgia Shakespeare.

Nominated for Suzi Bass Award: Costume Design for a Musical for designs of GREY GARDENS, Actor’s Express, Atlanta.

Designed costumes for two Theatre and Speech Department productions: DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE and MACHINAL (fun +/- facts:  MACHINAL was performed by 22 student actors, playing 73 characters, wearing 96 different costumes, made up of 500 costume items!) Both productions were directed by THSP Assistant Professor V. Gaye Jeffers.

Aaron Shaheen, UC Foundation Assistant Professor , English
Aaron Shaheen’s monograph  Androgynous Democracy: Modern American Literature and the Dual-Sexed Body Politic has been published by the University of Tennessee Press. The book specifically investigates the ways in which intellectual discussions of androgyny, once detached from earlier gonadal-based models, were used by various American authors to formulate their own paradigms of democratic national cohesion. Henry James, Frank Norris, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John Crowe Ransom, Grace Lumpkin, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marita Bonner all expressed a deep fascination with androgyny–an interest that bore directly on their thoughts about some of the most prominent issues America confronted as it moved into the first decades of the twentieth century.

Charlene Simmons, UC Foundation Assistant Professor, Communication
Awarded “Best Paper in Session” award for her paper “Tweeting to Learn: Encouraging spaced learning through social networks” presented at the International College Teaching & Learning Conference (ITILC) in Las Vegas, NV on Oct 13, 2010.

Joanie Sompayrac, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Accounting
Joanie Sompayrac has been selected to be a National Site Visitor by the National Collegiate Honors Council.
Joanie Sompayrac and Rick Turpin (of Troy University) have had their article “Proceed with Caution: Your Online Activities Could Hinder Your Career Advancement,” accepted for publication by the New Accountant.
Susannah Taylor, Lisa A. Burke, Kathleen Wheatley, and Joanie Sompayrac have had their article, “Effectively Facilitating the Transition Process for Transsexual Employees in the Workplace” accepted for publication by the Employee Rights and Relations Journal.

Felicia Sturzer, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Delivered a paper entitled “’Aimer tous les hommes, c’est n’aimer rien’—Enlightenment Sociability and Riccoboni’s Lettres de Mylord Rivers à Sir Charles Cardigan”; she served on a panel on “Publishing Scholarly Articles: Tips from the New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century Editorial Board”; she chaired two sessions on “The Gendering of Disease—Real and Fictional Manifestations in France and England”– Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth – Century Studies, March 3 – 5, 2011, Winston-Salem, NC

Michael D. Thompson, Assistant Professor, History
Published a chapter entitled “‘The Unacclimated Stranger Should Be Positively Prohibited from Joining the Party’: The Impact of Yellow Fever Epidemics upon Irish and Black Labor Competition on Charleston’s Antebellum Waterfront,” in David T. Gleeson, ed., The Irish in the Atlantic World (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, September 2010). Also presented a paper entitled “‘the Song of the negroes at work greets your eer’: The Work Songs of Charleston’s Enslaved Dock Workers” at the “Atlantic Sounds: Music, Seafaring, and Seaport Cities in History” colloquium in Liverpool, England, on September 17, 2010.

Talia Welsh, Associate UC Foundation Professor, Philosophy and Religion
Translated a book: Maurice Merleau-Ponty, “Child Psychology & Pedagogy: Maurice Merleau-Ponty at the Sorbonne.” Translated by Talia Welsh. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2010.

Wrote a book chapter: “Mr. Monk the Phenomenologist.” In Mr. Monk and Philosophy. Ed. D.E. Wittkower. (Chicago: Open Court, 2010) pgs. 3-16.

Guest lecturer and speaker at a graduate summer school:2010 Theory and Philosophy Summer School: Evaluation, Judgement and Critique.  University College Cork, Ireland. May 2nd-8th, 2010.

Presented at four conferences:

  1. “A Phenomenology of Food Overconsumption: Public Health Ethics and Embodiment Theory.” At the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences meeting with the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.  Montreal, Quebec.  November 5th, 2010.
  2. “Ambivalence: Merleau-Ponty’s Theory of the Unconscious in the Sorbonne Lectures.” At the Merleau-Ponty Circle.  University of North Carolina at Asheville.  September 24th, 2010.
  3. “Fat Free: Women’s Bodies and Weight-Loss Surgeries.” At the Gender, Bodies and Technology Conference. Virginia Tech. Roanoke, Virginia. April 23rd, 2010.
  4. “Ultra-Things: Birth, death, and family.” At PhiloSOPHIA conference: All in the Family.  CUNY-New York. March 26th, 2010.
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