Mohammad Ahmadi, Guerry Professor, Management

Published several articles: “Scheduling Rules for a Small Dynamic Job-shop:  A Simulation Approach” International Journal of Simulation Modelling (Volume 9: Number 4, 2010) Coauthor: Dr. Dileepan.

“Quality as a Gap Analysis of College Students’ Expectations” Quality Assurance in Education.  Volume .19, Number 4, 2011)(Co-Authors Jackson and Helms)

“Course 360:-Business statistics, an online course”  Cengage Learning (2012.)

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

Presented a paper entitled “From Wheel to Wheel: A Comprehensive Comparison of Traditional and Hybrid Vehicles” at the 2011 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), Lubbock, Texas on October 19-22, 2011.  Paper published in proceedings.

Served as the Session Chair at the 2011 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), Lubbock, Texas on October 19-22, 2011.

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

Attended the UT Leadership Institute Reunion in Murfreesboro, TN. April 9.

Presented “Paying It Forward:  The Role of Unit Leadership in Mentoring Staff” with Yvonne Kilpatrick (UTK) at the annual conference of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals in Austin, TX, April 28.

Wrote “Stability and Change:  The Presence and Absence of Women in Tennessee’s Corporate Board Rooms” with Dr. Stephanie Bellar and Dr. Marilyn Helms.  Published in Business Perspectives, Vol. 21, No. 3, 50 – 57.

Thomas P. Balazs, Assistant Professor, English
Published the short story collection, “Omicron Ceti III,” Aqueous Books (2012).

Published “The Caves of Juarez in Prick of the Spindle,” January 2012.

Boris Belinskiy, UC Foundation Professor, Mathematics

Published two journal articles: “Dynamical Inverse Problem on a Metric Tree” (with S.A. Avdonin and J.V. Matthews), Inverse Problems 27, No. 7 (2011) and “Inverse Problem on the Semi-axis: Local Approach” (with S.A. Avdonin and J.V. Matthews), Tamkang J. of Mathematics 42, No. 3 (2011).

Emily L. Blackman, Assistant AD Student Support Services, Athletics

Earned individual certification from the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.

N4A’s individual certification program was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who demonstrate knowledge essential to our profession.

Impact of certification includes:
Creating a standard in the field recognized as core competencies
Elevating the image and credibility of our profession
Establishing a method to differentiate between employee skills.

Amy Brock-Hon, Assistant Professor, Physics, Geology and Astronomy

Published paper with co-authors titled Micromorphological investigation of pedogenic barite in Mormon Mesa petrocalcic horizons, Nevada, USA: Implication for genesis in the journal GEODERMA.

Tom Buggey, Professor/Siskin Chair of Excellence, 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.

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. (Submitted). Using self-modeling to facilitate reading fluency with children with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities.

The following book chapter is due for release in June:
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.

Susanne Burgess, Director, Music Education, Southeast Center for Education in the Arts

Conference presentation, “Integrating with Integrity: Music as a Curricular Partner”, was selected from among over 900 international submissions to the International Society of Music Education for presentation at the 30th World Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. Music educators from around the world will gather to present research, demonstrations, and workshops in July 2012.

Stylianos Chatzimanolis, Assistant Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences

Elected as a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London

Joseph Clark, Adjunct Professor, English

Presented a paper entitled “The way of the world is to bloom and flower and die” at the American Comparative Literature Association’s conference held this year at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Marisa Colston, UC Foundation Professor of Health and Human Performance and Graduate Athletic Training Education Program Director, Health and Human Performance


Colston, M.A.  Core Stability Part II: The Core-Extremity Link.  International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training; Accepted for publication for March 2012.

Colston, M.A.  Core Stability Part I: Overview of the Concept.  International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training; Accepted for publication for January 2012.


“Clinical Prediction Rules: How to objectively assess the prevention domain; Evidence-based Practice and Athletic Training Education.” March 17, 2012 at Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium: Atlanta, GA.

Poster presentation: Risk Factors For Core & Lower Extremity Injury In Division I-FCS Football Players, February 3, 2012 at the SEATA Biannual Educators Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Poster presentation: Athletic Training Education Program Faculty Scholarship Assessment, February 3, 2012 at the SEATA Biannual Educators Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Lumbosacral Spine. February 3, 2012, for competencies in athletic training at the Annual SEATA Student Symposium, Atlanta GA.

“Differential Diagnoses of the Lumbar Spine Functional Applications.”  January 14, 2012 at Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium:  Nashville, TN.


Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society Jerry Robertson Educator of the Year Award, January, 2012

SEATA Hall of Fame Nomination, SEATA, March, 2012

Ralph Covino, Assistant Professor, History

Published an article entitled “On the Motto of Chattanooga’s University” in the Winter 2011 issue of the Chattanooga Regional Historical Journal (pp. 28-38).

Presented a paper entitled ╲The Leges Scipionis of Cic., Verr., II.ii.123-4 – whose are they?╡ at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies, hosted by Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, in February of 2012.

Presented an invited public lecture on his Freshman Seminar topic, “Star Wars and the Roman Empire”, to over three hundred undergraduates at the Iowa State University in March of 2012.

Elected as UTC’s representative to the UT System Faculty Council for a three-year term.

Steven Cox, Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, Library

Gave a presentation in February titled, “The Journals of Emma Bell Miles: Her Life in Her Words,” at the Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship and Culture. The conference was in Morristown, TN.

Gave a presentation in March at the Knoxville Museum of Art, titled, “Appalachian Images: The Art of Emma Bell Miles.”

Published article titled “Above All Things Be Kind: The Journals of Emma Bell Miles” published in the Journal of East Tennessee History, Vol. 83.

Elizabeth Crawford, Assistant Professor, Learning and Leadership Doctoral Program

Submitted journal article entitled “Building the Future with Cohorts: Communities of Inquiry,” by D. Rausch & E. Crawford in Metropolitan Universities Journal, manuscript accepted February 2012. Printing in progress.

Presented a paper entitled “Cohorts, Communities of Inquiry, Course Delivery Methods: UTC Best Practices in Learning, Hybrid Learning Community Model” at Academic and Business Research Institute International Conference, Orlando, FL, January 2012.

Chris Cunningham, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Psychology

Since August 2011, Chris has (co)authored and/or presented the following peer-reviewed research and practice-related work:

Kath, L., Cunningham, C. J. L., & Mead, A. D. (2012, April). “Methods for the Masses: Demystifying Multilevel (or Hierarchical Linear) Modeling.” Master tutorial presented at the 27th annual conference of The Society for Industrial and Organizational, San Diego, CA.

Leary, B. J., Clayton, T. P., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2012, April). “Perceived Subordinate Support (PSubS): Construct Definition and Scale Development.” Poster presented at the 27th annual conference of The Society for Industrial and Organizational, San Diego, CA.

Loignon, A. C., Cunningham, C. J. L., Miller, A. A., Clayton, T. P., Petschonek, S., & Sinclair, R. R. (2012, April). “Overcoming Common Obstacles to Strong Theses and Dissertations.” Panel discussion presented at the 27th annual conference of The Society for Industrial and Organizational, San Diego, CA.

Webster, K., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (in press). “Preparing for Bike-Sharing: Insight from Focus Groups and Surveys, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2010.” Health Promotion Practice.

Singh, V., Cunningham, C. J. L., Panda, M., Hetzler, D. C., & Stanley, D. (in press). “Disclosure and documentation of reported unanticipated medical events or outcomes: Need for health care providers education.” Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.

Morelli, N., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (in press). “Not All Resources Are Created Equal: COR Theory, Values, and Stress.” The Journal of Psychology: International & Applied.

Patel, S. P., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2012). “Religion, resources, and work-family balance.” Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 15(4), 389-401. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2011.577765

Biderman, M., Nguyen, N., Cunningham, C. J. L., & Ghorbani, N. (2011). “The ubiquity of common method variance: The case of the Big Five.” Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 417-429. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.05.001

Jex, S.M., Cunningham, C.J.L., Bartone, P.T., Bates, M.J., & Bowles, S.V. (2011, August). “Initial evidence for a military work and life well-being instrument.” Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Cunningham, C. J. L. (2011). “How interrole conflict research can have a greater impact.” Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 4(3), 370-374. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2011.01354.x

Susan Davidson, Professor, Nursing

Invited paper in review: Blending delivery approaches and social support: Using social support theory in nursing education. Submitted by Davidson, S. & Metzger, R. to Nurse Education Today, based on the paper presentation at Churchill College, Cambridge University, September 2011.

Review of manuscript, “Diagnosing Skin Lesions: Clinical Considerations for Primary Care Practitioners” for the Journal for Nurse Practitioners, February 2012.

Review of prospectus for new book from McGraw-Hill on Issues and Trends in Nursing, December, 2011.

Review of manuscript, “Managing Genital Lesions in Women Using Electronic Photography Transfer Consultation” for the Journal of Nurse Practitioners, September 2011.
Review of manuscript, “What are the Attitudes, Confidence level and Accuracy of Nurse Practitioners in the Identification of Suspicious Skin Lesions Employed in a VA Hospital Serving Multicultural Patients?” for the Journal of Nurse Practitioners, April 2011.

Review of manuscript, “Self-Care Agency Using Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Among Breast Cancer Survivors for Self-Care and Dependent Care Nursing:” The Official Journal of the International Orem Society, October 2010.

Review of manuscript, “Initial Office Evaluation of Hair Loss in Adult Women” for the Journal of Nurse Practitioners, June 2010.

Papers Presented
Blending Delivery Approaches and Social Support: Using Social Support Theory in Nursing Education, a paper presentation at the 23rd International Nursing Research Congress, STTI, in Australia, July, 2012. No funding available.

Understanding Diversity Through A Leadership Project, a paper presentation at the STTI European Conference, Diversity Across Europe: Implications for Nursing, Cardiff, Wales, July 2012. No funding available.

Challenging RN-BSN Students To Apply Orem’s Theory to Practice, a paper presentation at the 12th International Orem Society World Congress, Luxembourg, May 2012. No funding available.

UTC School of Nursing Spring Conference, poster presentation, Improving Nursing Satisfaction in the Emergency Department, Stevens, N., Davidson, S., Norwood, B., Scott, B. & Jones, Y., April 5, 2012.

UTC Research Day 2012 poster presentation, Improving Nursing Satisfaction in the Emergency Department, Stevens, N., Davidson, S., Norwood, B., Scott, B. & Jones, Y., April 5, 2012.

UTC Research Day, April 4, 2012, Poster Presentation, ╲Does Social Support Predict Student’s Choice of Online Only Versus Hybrid RN to BSN Programs, by Sarah Finley, UG psych student, Davidson, S. & Metzger, R.

Accepted for poster, ╲Does Social Support Predict Student’s Choice of Online Only Versus Hybrid RN to BSN Programs, February 2012, at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association for the CEPO Undergraduate Research Program, New Orleans, by Finley, S. (UG student), Davidson, S. & Metzger, R.

“Blending Delivery Approaches and Social Support: Using Social Support Theory in Nursing Education”, a paper presentation at the 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference, Cambridge University, UK, September 2011

“Blending Delivery Approaches and Social Support: Using Social Support Theory in Nursing Education”, a poster presentation at the Emerging Technologies in Nurse Education conference in San Francisco, CA, July 2011

Grant Reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau International, research grant awards, 2012

Terry Denniston, Chief of Staff, Chancellor’s Office

Received a Distinguished Service Award from the Student Government Association for the year 2011-2012.

Ken Dryden, Development Specialist, WUTC-FM

Wrote liner notes for jazz pianist Hal Galper’s latest CD, Trip the Light Fantastic, released by Origin Records. Ken has been a jazz journalist since 1988, he currently contributes reviews and articles to, The New York City Jazz Record and Hot House jazz magazine.

Joe Dumas, UC Foundation Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

For the 12th consecutive year, served on the selection committee for the Link Foundation Fellowships in Advanced Simulation and Training. These fellowships go to outstanding doctoral candidates in the simulation and training field, and are the legacy of Ed Link, a pioneer in training simulation and the creator of the first successful flight simulator for training pilots.

[Outside of academia] Finished three marathons (26.2 miles each) during Spring semester 2012, including the inaugural Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge in January, the 15th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon in South Carolina in February, and the 116th annual Boston Marathon in April.

Dr. Jennifer T. Ellis, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Published: Ellis, J.T. (2012) & Coleman, S. H. Creating an Active Inclusive Classroom. SITE 2012–Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. March 5-9, 2012, Austin, TX.

Arnone, M.P., Ellis, J.T. & Seng, E. Close but yet so far: Fostering disability inclusive education in a geographically distributed learning environment. APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, February 17, 2012-February 19, 2012, Washington, D.C.

Arnone, M.P. & Ellis, J.T. Motivation and Instructional Design for Cyberlearning. APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, February 17, 2012-February 19, 2012, Washington, D.C.

Ellis, J.T. & Arnone, M.P. Program Design and Evaluation. APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, February 17, 2012-February 19, 2012, Washington, D.C.

Ellis, J.T. (2011). Blogs, Wikis, Journals, Discussion Boards oh My!: Determining which interactive tool best enhances student learning. Tennessee Education Technology Conference 2012.  November 30-December 2, 2011, Nashville, TN.

Sumith Gunasekera, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Published articles: Gunasekera, S. (2012). Generalized Inferences for the Common Shape Parameter of Several Pareto Populations. Advances and Applications in Statistics, 26(2), 137-152.

Gunasekera, S. (2012). Statistical Inferences for Availability of a Series System with Pareto Failure and Repair Times. Model Assisted Statistics and Applications, Accepted for publication.

Dean Hamann, Lead Database Administrator, Banner Information Systems

Presented a session entitled “The easy way to do weekly cloning of your production database” at SunGard Higher Education Banner Summit 2012 conference in March 2012.

Nicholas Honerkamp, Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Geography

Presented a paper entitled “Searching for Geechee Footprints: Plantation Research On Ossabaw Island, Georgia” at the 2012 Annual Meetings of the society for Historical Archaeology, Baltimore, Maryland.

Joanie Jackson, Assistant Professor and DNP Coordinator, School of Nursing

Published journal article: J. Jackson. (2011). “The evolving role of the forensic nurse.” American Nurse Today, 6(11), 42-43.

Jisook Kim, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Presented two poster presentations at the 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting (*represents student coauthors).
-C. Cho*; A. R. Vaughn; E. A. Carver; T. V. Albu; J. Kim “Studies of Ribonuclease A modifications induced by para-benzoquinone” 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March, 2012
-A. Cardenal*; J. Kim “Photoinduced-DNA cleavage activity of rhodium complexes,” 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March, 2012

Published J. Kim; A. R. Vaughn*; C. Cho*; T.V. Albu; E. A. Carver “Modifications of ribonuclease A induced by p-benzoquinone” Bioorganic Chemistry, 2012, 40, 92.

Participated in Chemistry Club outreaching activities with Brown Academy 5th grade classes
-September 20th, 22nd: Secret writing activity using acid-base concept.
-September 27th, 29th: Dry ice universal indicator and chemical reaction.

Organized and participated in the annual Chemistry Day activities at Discovery Museum (pictures attached) on October 22, 2011.

Bryon Kluesner, Adaptive Technology Coordinator, Office for Students with Disabilities

Was awarded an Assistive Technology grant from the State of Tennessee Department of Education. The grant totals $15,000 to be disseminated over 3 years at $5,000 a year. The grant will be used to purchase assistive technology for in-service demonstration and training for student teachers in the School of Education.

Mary LaBianca, Director of Dance Education, Southeast Center for Education in the Arts

A Dance Film work was adjudicated and selected for the TN Dance Festival 2011 Fall Gala Performance.

Collaborated with local artists in presenting a work at Cagefest 2012, in celebration of John Cage’s 100th birthday. A few of her students from the UTC Intro to Dance course and the UTC Intro to Modern Dance course were asked to participate in her piece and given the opportunity to collaborate on the choreography for the work.

Accepted a commission to set a new work on the Chattanooga Ballet for their 2012 – 2013 season.

David Levine, Professor, Physical Therapy

Presented Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Sagittal Plane Translation of the Cervical Spine During Mobilization with Randy Walker at the Combined Sections meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Received the platinum award for best poster at the North Carolina State University Research Forum for a presentation on Biomodeling of Piriformis Muscle Stretching

Chad Eric Littleton, Lecturer, English

Appointed to the Publications Review Board of the WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Clearinghouse.

Mark E. Mendenhall, J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership, Management

The following book is in press, and will be published in the fall of 2012:  “Global leadership:  Research, Practice, and Development.”  Second edition. Routledge. (Authors: Mendenhall, M., Osland, J.S., Bird, A., Oddou, G., Maznevski, M., Stevens, M.J., & Stahl, G.K.)

Serving as guest editor of an upcoming special edition of the European Journal of International Management, along with Martha Maznevski and Gunter Stahl. The theme of the special issue is Global Leadership. In association with this special issue, Dr. Mendenhall co-hosted a conference on global leadership at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.  IMD is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 business schools in the world.

Last year presented papers at the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, The 4th annual Rikkyo University-Northeastern University International Business Studies Symposium in Tokyo, Japan, and the Global Forum on the Strategic Development of Global Management Competencies Essential for 21st Century Management Practices at Waseda University, Japan.  Dr. Mendenhall also presented a seminar at the 2011 SHRM Tennessee State Human Resource Conference.

Sarla Murgai, Professor/Reference Librarian, Library

Following article has been accepted for publication
“A Simulation Model of the Arrival, Flow, and Usage Pattern of Library Resources by the Patrons” by Mohammad Ahmadi,Parthasarati Dileepan and Sarla R. Murgai has been accepted for publication in Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances.

A paper entitled “Qualitative methods used at the Lupton Library of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to evaluate and assess services.” has been accepted for presentation at the 4th Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML) May 22, 2012 to May 25, 2012, at Limerick, Ireland.

Gretchen E. Potts, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Chemistry
Selected as a finalist for the YWLAF 2012 Supernova Award

Nominated for Professor of the Year by the Student Athlete Advisory Council

Presented a paper entitled “Analysis of Substituted Benzoquinones: A Quantitative Cyclic Voltammetry Experiment for Instrumental Analysis Lab” at Pittcon, the premier conference for analytical chemists, held in Orlando, Fl in March.

Awarded a 2012 UTC Summer Faculty Fellowship Award and a UC Foundation Development Grant.

Lead middle and high school female students in a “Fun with Polymer” exercise during the Girl Scout Stem EXPO held at UTC on March 24, 2012

Gave a demonstration to 4th and 5th graders from Brown Academy, who were participating in P.A.W.S.

Verbie Prevost, Connor Professor of American Literature, English

Elected to the Board of Directors of Chattanooga Theatre Center.
Served on the Literary Arts Review Panel for the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Susan Kosciolek Salerno, Adjunct Faculty, Psychology

2012 Provost Student Research Award Recipient for research titled:  Statistical Evaluation of Longitudinal Data (1978-2011) from a Regional Crisis Call Center for Gender and Crisis Call Category Differences

Poster Presentation: Toward a Science of Consciousness conference; May 9 – 14, 2012; U of A – Tucson.  Abstract Title:  “Observations from South America:
Globalization as an agent of Ethnogenocide or Darwin˙s Natural Selection?”

Five months of field observations in South America, specifically in Ecuador and Colombia, focused upon government efforts to educate the children.  These efforts have resulted in the relocation of indigenous populations from the jungle into community compounds.  One consequence of this relocation is that elder populations retain their indigenous lifestyle while the younger population prepares for a life outside of the community.  Elder indigenous have sought to establish tourism as a solution to preserving their culture but communities, that have been on the forefront of tourism, have grown to resent the intrusion and perceived judgment concerning their cultural morays. “What is the role of modern society?  Shall we observe this process as one of natural selection or one of ethnogenocide?” Any future discussion of the moral and ethical issues facing the indigenous populations should include a conversation about the unintended consequences of continued indigenous interactions with modern society and the responsibility of the global community for those interactions.

GSA Travel Award Recipient:  Reimbursement for expenses incurred to present poster at TSC conference.

Poster Presentation:  Division 36, APA Conference; March 30 -31, 2012; Columbia, MD Abstract Title:  “Observations from South America:
Globalization as an agent of Ethnogenocide or Darwin’s Natural Selection?”

Appointed by Judge Suzanne Bailey:  Court Appointed Special Advocate; revised training manual of 30 Units for CASA Volunteer Training Program.

Sydney Roberts, Teaching Associate, THSP

Invited by the High Museum of Art’s Education Department to speak to a fashion design class about working as a theatrical costume designer, Atlanta.

Valerie C. Rutledge, Director, School of Education

Awarded $116,640 from Tennessee State University to continue the work of the Strengthening Tennessee Elementary Schools Focus on Mathematics (SITES-M) program with a summer institute. The goal of the summer institute is to build the mathematics skills of in-service and pre-service teachers.

Aaron Shaheen, UC Foundation Associate Professor, English

Published essay “Androgyny and Social Upheaval: The Gendered Pretext to John Crowe Ransom˙s New Critical Approach” in Rereading the New Criticism, edited by Miranda Hickman and John McIntyre (Ohio State UP).

Charlene Simmons, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Communication

Published a journal article: Simmons, Charlene (2012), “Will You Be on Our Board of Directors, We Need Help: Media Corporation, Environmental Change, and Resource Dependency Theory,” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 89.1, 55-72.

Cathie Smith, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Delivered a plenary presentation titled “The Developmental Challenges of the Late Preterm Infant” at the National Association of Neonatal Therapists conference in Fort Worth, TX in May.  This summer she will be teaching a course to graduate and undergraduate students at Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic examining Topics in Global Health Management.

Felicia Sturzer, Professor of French, Department Head of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Presented a paper, “The Subversive Other in Charriere’s Honorine de Uzerche” at the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in Decatur, Ga, March 1 – 3, 2012.

Nikolasa Tejero, Lecturer, Music

Served as Guest Artist-in-Residence at St. Olaf College’s yearly “Clarinet Weekend.” As part of the event, she performed a recital entitled “The Clarinet in the New World,” featuring music by US and Latin American composers. Other activities included presenting a master class for the St. Olaf clarinet studio, and a guest coaching session with the St. Olaf Clarinet Choir.

Organized and served as director of the first annual “River City Clarinet Winter Festival,” which took place on January 21, 2012. The event was co-hosted by the UTC Music Department and the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir. Dr. Richard Shanley, Professor Emeritus of Clarinet at Baylor University was guest artist-clinician for the event, which was open to high school and college students, community amateurs, and professional clarinetists. The event brought nearly eighty clarinetists from across Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida to the UTC campus, where they participated in a lecture, masterclass, free instrument repair, and rehearsals and a concert by the Festival Clarinet Choir, directed by Dr. Shanley.  The event was made possible through funding by the UTC Music Department, the UTC Speakers and Special Events Committee, the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir, the Woodwind & Brasswind, the Vandoren of Paris Corporation, Animal Clinic East of Chattanooga, and Consistent-C Instrument Repair

Michael D. Thompson, UC Foundation Assistant Professor, History

Delivered the Hines Prize Lecture–sponsored by The Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World (CLAW) at the College of Charleston, the South Carolina AFL-CIO, the International Longshoremen’s Association (Local 1422), and The Citadel Oral History Program–in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 19, 2012.  The 2011 Hines Prize was awarded to Thompson’s current monograph project, “Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Life along Charleston’s Waterfront, 1783-1861,” as the best first book manuscript relating to the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World.

Talia Welsh, Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion

Published a book chapter: “Merleau-Ponty on Cultural Schemas and Childhood Drawing” in Critical Communities and Aesthetic Practices. Eds. Francis Halsall, Julia Jansen, and Sinead Murphy. (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2012.) pp. 37-48.

Was invited to be a grant reviewer for the Research Council of the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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