Karen Adsit, Dean, Lifelong Learning

2012 Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Reviewer

2012 SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) Commons Conference Proposal Reviewer

Richards, S.M., Adsit, K.I. & Ford, D.M.  (2012).  Integrating inquiry-based field investigations into an environmental science curriculum.  Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. 87 (2), 105-115

Jooyong Ahn, Professor, Music

Conducted oldest western orchestra in China in June, 2012.The Harbin Symphony Orchestra was created by Russians in 1908 and it was all Russian musicians in early days and it eventually switched with Chinese musicians. Harbin was the capital of then Manchuria and now with population of seven million and vibrant city in northern China.

Conducted the program of Wagner’s prelude to Meistersinger, Wieniawski’s second violin concerto with Korean virtuoso violinist Sooyoung Yoon as the soloist and concluded Antonin Dvorak’s magnificent seventh symphony in D-Minor.

Nesli Alp, UC Foundation Professor and Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, Engineering Management and Technology

Presented a paper entitled “Scope Management and Change Control Process Study for Project-based Companies in the Construction and Engineering Industries” at the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) 2012 Conference in Vancouver, Canada on July 29-August 2, 2012.  Paper published in proceedings.

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

Serving as chair of the development committee for Girls Inc. of Chattanooga.

Sybil Baker, Assistant Professor, English

Published Into This World (novel). Engine Books. May 2012.
Published “Allison” (excerpt).  The Collagist. June 2012.
Published excerpt from Into This World. “The Nervous Breakdown.” May 2012.
Published (reprint) “Women Who Smoke” (nominated for a Pushcart Prize) Numero Cinq Magazine. June 2012.
Published “The Age of Spiritual Machines” Prime Number 15 Fall 2011.
Published “Surrendering to the Demands of Place.” Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context. Vol. 5. Winter 2012.
Published “Access: Thirteen Tales” (book review) Prime Number 17 Winter 2012.
Published “Anatolia and Other Stories” (book review). Prairie Schooner Fall 2011.
Participated in a panel titled “Asian Voices in English: Writing and Reading Transnationally” at the International Conference on the Short Story in English. North Little Rock, AR, June 2012.
Was Guest Faculty at the Yale Writer’s Conference (June 2012) and City University of Hong Kong (MFA program) (July 2012).

Laura Bass, Assistant Registrar, Records Office

Journal article accepted for publication in August 2012 in Research in Higher Education Journal entitled “Student engagement and course registration methods as possible predictors of freshman retention.” Co-authored by Angela S. Ballard (Adjunct Faculty, Communications); printing in progress.

Stephanie L. Bellar, Professor, Political Science

Presented paper “Community Activism when Main Street is Empty: How small towns seek to maintain community” at Midwest Political Science annual meeting, April 2012.

Served as panel discussant, The Local Political Economy of Development, at Midwest Political Science annual meeting, April 2012.

Tom Buggey, Siskin Chair of Excellence in Early Childhood Special Education, School of Education
Published two invited articles in the Journal of School Psychology, the first in collaboration with Lindsey Ogle, Masters student in Psychology at UTC; the second with doctoral students from the University of Connecticut.

Buggey, T., & Ogle, L. (2012). Video self-modeling. Psychology In The Schools, 49(1), 52-70.

Gelbar, N. W., Anderson, C., McCarthy, S., & Buggey, T. (2012). Video self-modeling as an intervention strategy for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Psychology In The Schools, 49(1), 15-22.

A second collaboration with Ms. Ogle who is now in the doctoral program at Indiana University:

Buggey, T., & Ogle, L. (accepted/in press). The Use of Self-Modeling to Promote Social Interactions with Young Children with Autism. Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities.

Another article appeared in Focus on Autism:
Buggey, T. (2012). Facilitating social initiations with young preschoolers with autism using self-modeling: A replication. Focus on Autism. Available online at sagepublications. Subscription required.

The following article, a collaboration with Martha Decker at Morehead State University has been accepted and is in press:

Decker, M. & Buggey, T. (Accepted/in press). Using self-modeling to facilitate reading fluency with children with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities.

Williamson, R., Casey, L., Robertson, J., & Buggey, T. (Accepted, In Press). Video self-modeling in children with autism: A pilot study validating prerequisite skills and extending the utilization of VSM across skill sets. Assistive Technology.

The following book chapter is due for release in November:
Buggey, T. (2012). Video modeling for persons with autism. In Prelock, P. & McCauley, R. (Eds.). Effective Interventions for Persons with Autism. Baltimore; Brookes.

Reviewed two manuscripts for the International Journal of Developmental Disabilities; 1 for the Journal of Computing in Higher Education; and 3 for Focus on Autism.

Gave the keynote address at the Minnesota Annual Conference of the Division of Early Childhood in Minneapolis and gave invited presentations at the New York Statewide Autism Conference in Rochester, The Annual CARD Conference in Albany, and the Annual Conference of the Arizona Speech and Hearing Association in Phoenix.

Presented Using Self-modeling with Children with Autism at the Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Chattanooga.

Andrew Clark, Alumni Assistant, Alumni Affairs

Received the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists Grant for the creation of a campus-wide student philanthropy program. This program, the UTC Student Foundation, will work to create a campus culture of philanthropic giving to UTC, thus increasing alumni support, an institution-wide benefit. The resulting programs will include senior giving initiatives, philanthropic education, donor stewardship, and student member professional development.

Rebecca Cook, Lecturer, English

Poetry collection, I Will Not Give Over, was a finalist in the 2012 Beatrice Hawley Memorial Award from Alice James Books.

Poems were published in, or are forthcoming in Plume, JMWW, Stone Highway Review, The Cortland Review, 2nd and Church, and Bitter Oleander.

Poems in translation appeared in the Romanian literary magazine, Convorbiri Literare.

Creative Nonfiction was published, or is forthcoming in Pank, Grist, Southeast Review, and Mayday Magazine.

Kay W. Cowan, Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, School of Education

Elected First Vice-President of UTC Faculty Senate

Awarded with Sarah Sandefur, Valerie Rutledge, Amye Warren, and Anne Gamble a five-year grant from the U. S. Department of Education (Office of English Language Acquisition) for Teachers HELP: Helping English Language Proficiency Award amount: $1.9 million.

Awarded with Cecelia Wigal and Betsy Darken a STEM Grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Association for TELMU (Technology, Engineering + Literacy = Math Understanding) to provide professional development to six area school systems in southeast Tennessee. Award amount: $199,950.

Published with Sarah Sandefur: “To Dance Vocabulary and Dramatize Comprehension: The Role of the Arts in EL Instruction” in the U. S. Department of Education (Office of English Language Acquisition) journal, AccELLerate!

Accepted for publication with Sarah Sandefur: “Building on the Linguistic and Cultural Strengths of the EL Student: Making Connections across Cultures, Time, and Subject Areas” in Voices from the Middle.

Accepted for publication with Sarah Sandefur: “Early Childhood Math Strategies in Mo Willems’s Pigeon Book Series” in Young Children.

Invited workshop presentation, “The Arts and Higher Order Reasoning” National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 18, 2012.

Paper presentation, “Examining the Preparedness and Confidence of Student Teachers” at the CUMU (Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities) Conference, October 16, 2012.


Steven Cox, Professor, Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Lupton Library

Awarded the 2011 McClung Award, by the editorial advisory board of the Journal of East Tennessee History, for his article, “Above All Things, Be Kind:  The Journals of Emma Bell Miles, 1908-1918,” which was published in the 2011 issue of the Journal of East Tennessee History. The McClung Award of the East Tennessee Historical Society (Knoxville)is given to the contributor of the article which is judged to be the best of those printed in each number of The Journal of East Tennessee History.

Susan Davidson, Professor, Nursing

Presented a paper entitled, “Challenging RN-BSN Students to Apply Orem’s Theory to Practice,” at the 12th annual International Orem Society World Congress in Luxembourg, May 2012.

The paper was published in the Bulletin Luxembourgeois Des Questions Sociales, 29, 131-138 in August.

Lucien Ellington, UC Foundation Professor and Co-director Asia Program, School of Education

Edited Spring 2012 issue of Education About Asia, Association for Asian Studies.

Edited “Korea in World History,” Key Issues in Asian Studies, Association for Asian Studies 2012.

Coauthored “Economics in World History: Two Success Stories.” Social Studies Research and Practice 7(1), spring 2012. http://www.socstrp.org/.

Presented “Bourgeois Culture, Free Markets, and World History” Annual Meeting of the Association for Private Enterprise Education Las Vegas, NV April 2012.

Panelist and Presenter for the Session “Conquering the World: Integrating Asia into World History Courses” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 2012.

One of sixteen participants in the Liberty Fund seminar “Education in a Free Society” Miami, FL 2012.

Received 2012 Association for Asian Studies editorial grant for $69,198 for Education About Asia.

Received 2012 grant for $24, 997 from the Freeman Foundation for National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

Vice Chair of the Board and consultant for the Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence

Jennifer Ellis, Assistant Professor, Education

Submitted journal article entitled “Assessing the Development of Chemistry Students’ Conceptual and Visual Understanding of Dimensional Analysis via Supplemental use of Web-Based Software,” in Journal of Chemical Education, manuscript accepted June 2012. Printing in progress.

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations:
Ellis, J. & Cogburn, D. (2012) Accessible Cyberlearning. Blackboard World 2012 Conference. July 9-11, 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Along with Drs. Lauren Ingraham and Ethan Carver, awarded $197,379 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for Learning Science Through Writing: Improving Content Knowledge and STEM-related Literacy in Middle and High School Classes

Conducted evaluation research for the Institute on Disability Public Policy at Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, August 12-25, 2012

Colleen S. Harris, Assistant Professor & Head of Access Services, Lupton Library

Co-edited the collection Women on poetry: Writing, revising, publishing and teaching, published by Mcfarland, Inc., with Carol Smallwood & Cynthia Brackett-Vincent.

Co-presented “Innovative integrations in higher ed” with Stephanie Otis (UNC-Charlotte) at the annual Computers in Libraries conference in Washington, DC in March 2012.

Presented two papers, “MLS without a map? A call for a mixed-methods approach to studying academic library leadership” and  “Impact of unfinished business: The Zeigarnik effect, organizational effectiveness, and academic library management practices” at the 4th annual Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference in Limerick, Ireland in May 2012.

Linda Hill, Associate Professor, School of Nursing–Nurse Anesthesia Concentration

UTC CHEPS Outstanding Teaching/Advising Award for 2011-2012, April 2012.

UTC School of Nursing Outstanding Faculty Award, April 2012.

Participated as Nurse Anesthetist Occupation Expert for the Occupational Information Network sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor July 2012.

External reviewer of a Nurse Anesthesia MSN degree program proposal for the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education, Summer 2012.

Elected to serve on the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists Board of Directors, 2011-2013.

Nicholas Honerkamp, Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Geography

With Ray Crook, published “Archaeology in a Geechee Graveyard” in Southeastern Archaeology 31(1), 2012, pp. 103-114.

Sara L. Jahansouz, Associate Dean of Students, Student Development

Appointed as Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community Chair for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Completed UTC’s Doctoral Program in Learning and Leadership. Dissertation titled: “Female Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Their Engagement in an Experiential Learning Activity.”

Deborah A. McAllister, UC Foundation Professor, School of Education

Presented a 4-day workshop, “Robotics for Middle Grades (4-8),” for pre-service teachers, July 2012.

Presented a 10-day workshop, “Numeracy, Representation, and STEM Connections for K-2 Teachers,” for in-service teachers, June 2012.

Presented two, 4-day workshops for GEAR-UP, for middle school and high school mathematics teachers, June-July 2012.

Presented the workshop, “Mathematics and Science Connections through Online Activities,” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2012.

Presented the workshop, “Connecting Mathematics and Science Through Space Science Activities,” at the National Science Teachers Association national conference, Indianapolis, IN, March 2012.

Presented a six, Saturday workshops, “NASA Mathematics Resources and Super Source Activities for Elementary Grades Pre-service Teachers,” 2011-2012.

Attended NCTM Affiliates Leaders Conference, Atlanta, GA, August 2012, as President of the Chattanooga Area Mathematics Teachers’ Association.

Selected for membership in the Lego Education Advisory Panel (national panel). Attended LEAP conference and Lego Innovation in Learning Summit, Kansas City, MO, July 2012.

Selected for membership in the Professional Development Alliance for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project.

Elected President of Faculty Senate, UTC (2012-2014).

Darrell Meece, Professor, School of Education

Meece, D. (2011, October). Moving beyond ╲Use your words╡: How understanding young childrenâ•˙s social cognition can foster positive guidance and reduce challenging behaviors.  Presented at the Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Orlando.

Meece, D., & Mize, J. (2011). Preschoolers’ Cognitive Representations of Peer Relationships: Family Origins and Behavioral Correlates. Early Child Development and Care, 181, 63-72.

Vicki Petzko, Professor, School of Education/School Leadership

During the 2011-2012 school year, Dr. Vicki Petzko worked closely with the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP) creating a set of comprehensive resources for new principals.  The concept has been actualized as the NASSP Center for New Principals (CNP) and the website can be found at http://www.nassp.org/Resources-For/Center-for-New-Principals. It is highlighted on the home page for NASSP (http://www.nassp.org). Dr. Petzko continues her association with NASSP and the CNP as its coordinator.

The CNP is primarily web based, focusing on major areas of concern for K-12 school principals who are within the first 3 years of their appointment.  Top tips, words of wisdom (quotes from experienced principals), NASSP resources, other profession resources, articles of relevance and interest, and book recommendations can be found on the following topics:  Broad Based Advice, Change, Collaboration and Vision,  Crisis Management, Data Driven Decision Making, Dealing with Difficult People, Keeping Balance, Professional Development , School Improvement,  Survival Skills, and Time Management. Resources on other topics that may be of special interest to an individual new principal are also linked within the website http://www.nassp.org/Knowledge-Center/Topics-of-Interest.

This resource has national significance.  All state NASSP affiliates have received notification as have superintendents throughout the country.  Professors of educational leadership (NCPEA)  have agreed to support the initiative and to collaborate to provide resources.

The CNP went live in August, 2012 and has received support from other several other leading school leadership organizations.  The CNP provides a mentor email link, where users can ask questions which will be forwarded to experts in the field. There is a discussion board, links to blogs, and access to several on-line networks.  It will be one of several featured items at the NASSP annual conference. It will be continuously updated.

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

Published the book, Marks of Distinction: Christian Perceptions of Jews in the High Middle Ages (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012). ISBN 978-0813-219691

Delivered the invited paper, “Lingua sacra et diabolica: A Survey of Medieval Christian Views of the Hebrew Language,” at an International Conference, Hebrew between Christians and Jews/ Hebrisch zwischen Juden und Christen, University of Greifswald (Germany), 2-4 July 2012.

Published review articles:
Michel Pastoureau The Bear: History of a Fallen King. Translated by
George Holock. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University
Press. 2011. The Catholic Historical Review  98/3 (2012): 528-29.

“Food Polemics and the Crafting of Religious Identity,” a review of David Friedenreich˙s Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law. H-net Reviews, 1-3. (https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=34706).  May, 2012.

Sarah Jo Sandefur, UC Foundation Professor of Literacy Education, School of Education

Awarded with Amye Warren, Kay Cowan, Anne Gamble, & Valerie Rutledge a five-year grant from the U. S. Department of Education (Office of English Language Acquisition) for Teachers HELP: Helping English Language Proficiency Award amount: $1.9 million.

Published “The ‘Nuts and Dolts’ of Teacher Images in Childrenâ•˙s Picture Storybooks: A Content Analysis” in A Cross Section of Educational Research: Journal Articles for Discussion and Evaluation (5th Ed.).

Published with Kay Cowan: “To dance vocabulary and dramatize comprehension:  The role of the arts in EL instruction” in the U. S. Department of Education (Office of English Language Acquisition) journal, AccELLerate!

Accepted for publication with Kay Cowan: “Building On The Linguistic And Cultural Strengths Of The EL Student: Making Connections Across Cultures, Time, And Subject Areas” in Voices From the Middle.

Accepted for publication with Kay Cowan:
“Early childhood math strategies in Mo Willems’ Pigeon book series” in Young Children.

Presented a 20-hour workshop to Hamilton County teachers for UTC’s Gear Up program: “Adolescent Literacy Instruction Through Content-Area Reading in the Middle Grades” June – July , 2012.

Presented “The Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? of Dialogic Reading,” a workshop for Siskin Children’s Institute. August 8, 2012, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Attended the U.S. Department of Education˙s Striving Readers: Comprehensive Literacy Institute. July, 2012, in Anaheim, California.

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

Presented master classes to trumpet students at the University of Chile and Catholic University, both in Santiago, Chile in June 2012.

Guest clinician for the Chilean Air Force Band, also in June 2012.  Listened to and evaluated the group, then conducted them in a rehearsal.

Charlene Simmons, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Communication

Elected as Research Chair for the Media and Economics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Cathie Smith, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Poster presentation examining the outcome of a service learning experience for DPT students serving as counselors for children with physical disabilities during a weekend outdoor camping experience. Scheduled for presentation at the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity conference, October 11 – 13, 2012.

Invited speaker to present a one-day conference sponsored by the Utah
Department of Health titled: “Identifying and Managing Preterm Infants at
Risk for Neurodevelopmental Compromise in the NICU” October 20, 2012

Joanie Sompayrac, UC Foundation Professor of Accounting, Accounting & University Honors

Article “Addressing Quirky Tax Issues That Can Arise in Even the Most Amicable Divorces,” by Dr. Joanie Sompayrac and Caitlin Schroeder has been accepted for publication by Practical Tax Strategies Journal in either November or December 2012.

Michael D. Thompson, UC Foundation Assistant Professor, History

Presented a paper entitled “‘Some rascally business”: Thieving Slaves, Unscrupulous Whites, and Antebellum Charleston’s Illicit Cotton Trade” at Capitalism by Gaslight: The Shadow Economies of 19th-Century America, a conference co-sponsored by The Library Company of Philadelphia and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 8, 2012.

Accepted to present a paper to the Newberry Seminar in Labor History, Chicago, Illinois, February 2013.

Appointed to UTC’s Institutional Review Board, August 2012.

James A. Tucker, Professor, School of Education


Florea, S. & Tucker, J. A.  (In press).  Private/public spheres of action in the provision of higher education: Issues and preliminary conclusions from the recent literature.  In Patterson, W. (Ed.). More students in university: Report of the Think Tank o Student Financing in Higher Education in Developing Countries.  Washington, DC: Rockefeller Foundation.

Tucker, J. A. & Tucker P. M.  (2012).  We are higher education, and we change not.  In Pawluk S. & Bietz, G. (Eds) Higher Education in North America: Theological Perspectives & Current Issues.  Nampa, ID: Pacific Press Publishing Association.

Tucker, J. A. (2011).  Editorial: Learning and the value of debate.  Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 13(2), 91-94.

Conference presentations

Tucker, J. A. (2012).  Designing a form of learning: Origins and applications of incremental rehearsal.  Invited presentation at the 6th International Microlearning Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, July 10.

Shela Van Ness, Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology  & Geography
Paper accepted for presentation at the American Society of Criminology meeting in Chicago; November 2012.

Awaiting decision on two-year research grant from the US Department of Justice FIRE grant program. Decision date: September 2012.

Article accepted for publication in Corrections Compendium, refereed journal of the American Correctional Association.

Bonnie Warren-Kring, Associate Professor, School of Education

Will present a paper, “Changing the Attitudes of Preservice Teachers toward Content-area Literacy Strategies – What Works?” at the annual meeting of MSERA in Lexington, KY on November 7-9, 2012.

Presented a Research Poster on “One-on-One Tutoring Benefits: Reading Comprehension and Education Students’ Attitudes” at the Annual UTC Research Day, April 7, 2012.

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