Blue Ribbon Winners 2015

Has a UTC employee gone the extra mile to help you?

You can show your appreciation by nominating that person for the Blue Ribbon Award. A committee appointed by the chancellor will select monthly an award winner who exhibits outstanding service to others. Nominations should be specific in identifying incidents or situations that show the nominee has served his/her customers with special distinction.

If you have a nominee to be considered at an upcoming meeting, please e-mail your nomination to Melanie Sadler (, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, or mail to Dept. 3603.

All non-faculty staff (full or part-time) with at least one year’s regular service are eligible for the award. Any UTC faculty, staff, student, alumnus, or member of the community are invited to submit nominations.

Blue Ribbon Winners, 2015


Cindy Williams, Assistant to the Associate Provost, is known around campus for her friendliness and helpfulness. She has been especially helpful to new employee, Madison Dell, Administrative Support Assistant for the Department of Integrated Studies, as she learned about her duties in her new position.

“In the last few months, Cindy has helped me learn how to do travel, how to do a purchase requisition, how to reconcile a procurement card, how to read and interpret ledgers–the list goes on and on! No matter how busy her schedule is, she always makes time to help others,” Dell said.

Dell also praised Cindy for her work ethic.

“No matter how busy her schedule is, she always makes time to help others. At this point in the semester Cindy is very busy with checking through every syllabus for every class on campus for SACS. However, she volunteered to help Dr. Rutledge with a search committee (for the Vice Chancellor of Research/Dean of the Graduate School) despite her already full schedule,” Dell said. “She has done a terrific job with the search, with the syllabi, and with everything else on her plate (and she does it all with a smile)!”


As Director of Operations for Mocs Football, Carter Crutchfield made an impression on Dave Snyder, UTC Director of Sports Medicine. According to Snyder, Crutchfield had to think quick when a third bus didn’t show right before the team’s seven-plus hour trip to South Carolina.

“In the midst of this trouble, Carter kept his composure and treated everyone involved in a very kind and professional manner. He represented UTC, the athletic department, and his family very well. This is just one example of the types of problems that pop up and Carter handles them with honor and class,” Snyder said.

“He works tirelessly to help our football program run in an organized and efficient fashion. His is a job that is very difficult and comes with little appreciation. Having observed the program prior to Carter’s arrival and seeing how it is now there is no doubt that he has made a substantial impact,” Snyder continued.


Moving into the library was no easy feat, but Victor Howell, Assistant Director of Purchasing, went above and beyond to make sure everything was in its place before the new library’s doors were opened to campus.

“Victor, on more than one occasion, stayed late and prioritized new library purchases so they could be received and implemented prior to opening the new building,” explained Theresa Liedtka, Dean, Library.

Liedtka continued, “He ushered purchase orders and bids through the process, frequently reaching out personally to approve each in order to expedite the process.”

April – May

Warren “Cooter” Simpson, Craft Supervisor, and Jerry “JJ” Taylor, Sr Electrician, were crucial assets for the new library as unexpected technology and electrical problems occurred during relocation to the new building.

Theresa Liedtka, Dean, Library said, “They designed and securely installed ‘media hubs’ in the group rooms, a task that our contractors did poorly.”

“They also researched and installed new floor ports across the building when it was discovered that the ports installed would not work for UTC students,” Liedtka added. Warren “Cooter” Simpson earned the Blue Ribbon Award for April 2015 and Jerry “JJ” Taylor earned the Blue Ribbon Award for May 2015.


When Dr. Lyn Miles found herself in a bind while trying to prep an experiential learning exercise for her Anthropology class of 96 students, Mary Marr, Sr Instructional Designer, Walker Center for Teaching and Learning, took an hour out of her day to help Miles organize and prepare material, including over a thousand yards of cord and twine, for a class activity.

“I expect teaching help from Walker Center, but this went above and beyond normal duties–and at 5 P.M. no less, when we are all rushing to get home” Miles said.

Miles continued, “It’s this ‘going the extra mile’ that I try to instill in our students–and Mary is a shining example.”


Many times, the artists brought in by the Patten Performances require difficult and complicated specifications for their lighting and sound needs. Sam Fort, Media Production Coordinator, Fine Arts Center, handles these behind-the-scene demands with grace and patience.

“Most specifically, though, is Sam’s management of the extremely complicated and time consuming lighting hang for the Swiss mime artists Mummenschanz during the recent campus closing, then reopening, which reduced the time available to complete the work by almost 24 hours,” said Robert Boyer, Director, Patten Performances.

“Sam’s ability to overcome the time constraints due to campus closings and having the technical needs of the performance ready in time for the scheduled Tuesday evening performance went far beyond what would be expected of technical support personnel in the worst of circumstances,” Boyer concluded.


On numerous occasions, faculty have witnessed students personally thank Jessica Pierce, Academic Advisor, Health and Human Performance, for her help, noting Jessica as the reason they were able to graduate. She tackles dilemmas and recalls details “with humor and fierce passion.”

“When I am stumped on how to manage a student’s schedule, I know that I can email Jessica and within minutes, she will have an answer for me. I have never seen this kind of service or dedication in all of my years teaching and directing programs in higher education,” said Dr. Charlene Schmidt, Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance.

“She truly cares and puts students first as the UTC motto directs. This is rare,” Schmidt added.


When the entire department of Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management moved for Fletcher to Pfeiffer Hall, last summer had the potential to become chaotic and disruptive to the faculty’s work. But, Amy Oaks, Admin Support Asst III, handled the details of the move with a sense of professionalism, good humor, and precision that the entire department appreciated.

“Amy is an invaluable member of our team and it is good to know that once we discuss various problems and determine the proper course to a solution, I can trust her in implementing these decisions,” explained Dr. Michelle Deardorff, Professor and Department Head, Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management.

“One of the things that stood out about Amy’s participation in our move to Pfeiffer was the way she maintained her good humor. Not only did she help keep everything as organized as possible, but she was always there to answer questions and offer information. Beyond this, she anticipated our needs in advance, and was always there to help, even with the manual labor of moving bookshelves around in my office!” said Dr. Jessica Auchter, Assistant Professor, Political Science.


Jean Walston, Preschool Assistant Teacher at the UTC Children’s Center, Battle Academy location, and ERC Representative, is a dedicated, humble person who has created a wonderful working relationship with those around her.

“Not only is she a great teacher of preschool children, she is a wonderful staff member and coworker,” said Jackie Tate, Administrative Specialist, UTC Children’s Center. “Whenever we have a celebration of any kind, she is the person who organizes it. When a staff member has a birthday, she will make a cake and bring it for them. She makes holiday goodies and distributes them to the Kitchen Staff at Battle Academy. She helps with our Summer Kick Off and our Scholastic Book Fair. Each of these events are a huge success because of her dedication and many hours of planning with staff and coordinating volunteers. I feel she really deserves the recognition for her many years of selfless giving to the staff, families, and children of UTC Children’s Center.”


Marion Perkins, Administrative Specialist in the Music Department, has been known for her friendliness, conscientious attention to details, and incredible patience since she began working at UTC in 2011.

Marion has always been willing to go the extra mile to help others, but this was particularly apparent early in 2015, when Administrative Assistant Nancy Leamon went on extended sick leave. Despite the fact that Spring is an especially busy time for the music department, Marion picked up whatever needed to be done in addition to her own demanding duties.

“It’s no easy matter to cover two positions, but Marion was organized enough to delegate duties in an efficient, professional, and caring manner. We are very fortunate to have Marion and should recognize her work in going above and beyond the call of duty,” said Dr. Lee Harris, Head of the Music Department.

“She is deeply involved with assisting every faculty member, every performing group, and every student that calls the music department home. She has been a kind co-worker who offered me counsel at every turn, and took me under her wing to make certain that I felt welcomed and appreciated. She is passionate in her work, and it truly is a privilege to call her a colleague. Marion Perkins is the glue that holds the Music Department together,” said Jordan Hicks, Administrative Assistant.


Gayle Barrett, Contract Coordinator, is a critical part of the programs that are a part of the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies (CHEPS). Almost every degree within CHEPS has field placement requirements, many of which involve multiple organizations or institutions. For every one of these, a contract is required.

“Gayle has been an integral component as she has ensured that the required paperwork has been submitted, reviewed, approved, and completed. Not only does she oversee the contract process while at work, it is not uncommon for her to spend her own time to assist faculty and staff in clarifying requirements, assuring that the correct signatures have been obtained, and shepherding all of the documents through the required steps from beginning to end. The service she provides is vital,” said Dr. Valerie Rutledge, Dean of CHEPS.

“Each program director, department head, faculty member, staff member, and student is positively impacted by her work ethic and her desire to make certain that everything is done professionally and promptly,” continued Dean Rutledge.

Faculty and Staff Achievements spring 2015

Dee Dee Anderson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Development

Presented two presentations at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators held in March. The presentations were entitled: Strategic Planning for Student Affairs and Associate Vice Presidents Roundtable Discussion.

Was elected to chair the 2016 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Associate Vice President Preconference session.

Susan J. Barlow, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Peer reviewed poster presentation for Neurology section at the Combined Sections Meeting held February 2015 in Indianapolis, IN. The title of my poster was “Identifying the brain region responsible for acute hypertonicity in patients diagnosed with a cerebrovascular accident”.

Candace Bishop, Faculty Coordinator, School of Nursing

Invited to present a poster presentation, “An Innovative Interprofessional Model to Decrease Heart Failure re-Admission” at the TN Hospital Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN.

Invited to present a podium presentation, “Implementation of a House Calls Program” at the Interprofessional Health Care Summit in Savannah, GA on April 10, 2015.

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

Attended 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada and presented work conducted by Geology undergraduate student Sarah Morgenthaler on clast dissolution in petrocalcic soils. Sarah’s research was funded by a Provost Student Research Award.

Robins, C.R., Deurlington, A., Buck, B.J., Brock-Hon, A.L., 2015. Micromorphology and formation of pedogenic ooids in calcic soils and petrocalcic horizons: Geoderma, v. 251-252, p. 10-23.

Was Technical Session Chair of Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America 64th Annual Meeting held in Chattanooga. Organized over 300 abstracts and jointly organized the meeting held at the Chattanoogan Hotel and Conference Center on May 18-20.

Frank C. Butler, Assistant Professor, Management

Book Chapter accepted: Harvey, P., Butler, F.C., & Brees, J. Propensity to perceive abusive supervision: Development of an affective trait-based measure. (Unconditionally Accepted at Understanding the high performance workplace: The line between motivation and abuse, edited by Neal Ashkanasy, Rebecca Bennett, & Mark Martinko. SIOP Frontier Series: Routledge).

Habte G Churnet, Professor and Head of Department, Physics, Geology and Astronomy

Chaired the Geology and Geography section of the 2014 Tennessee Academy of Science conference at Walters State Community College on Nov. 21, 2014. At that conference:

-Churnet, H.G,. presented the work on “Ramp folds in the Valley and Ridge: an example from the Wildwood exit of I-24 southbound lane, Georgia.”

-Two groups of UTC students, one group co-authored by Dr. Ann Holmes, another by Dr, Down Ford, also presented their research works on the Bahamas at that conference and were elected the 1st and 2nd places from among student presenters.

Donna Cooper, Assistant Director, Career and Student Employment

Presented a webinar, “Combining Forces to Maximize Alumni Usage:  Working With Alumni Relations,” for The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE), April 29, 2015.

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

Delivered paper at the Appalachian Studies Association conference at East Tennessee State University on “John T. Wilder: East Tennessee’s Industrial Entrepreneur” in March 2015.

Delivered paper at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Toronto, Canada on “The Literary Development of Emma Bell Miles” in May 2015.

Jessica Crowe, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

-Presented two short courses at the annual conference for the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association in September 2014; sessions were entitled “Falls Prevention Awareness Day: An interprofessional approach to community education” and “Techniques for screening older adults for cognitive impairment”

-Published in peer review publications:

Crowe, J. (2014). “Creating relational communities in long-term (LTC) environments using objects to facilitate social interaction. Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 37(4), 1-3.

Crowe, J. (2014). Professional reasoning and occupational therapist’s use of a multi-sensory environment for clients with dementia. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 32(3), 198-209.

-Published in periodical:

Crowe, J. (2015, February 23). Errorless learning and spaced retrieval training for clients with dementia. OT Practice, 20(3), 7-10.

-Invited to present at a community workshop:

Crowe , J. (2014, November). Activities & engagement for loved ones with dementia. Presented at the 2014 Fall Caregiver Conference for the Southeast Tennessee chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Ooltewah, TN.

-Presented peer-reviewed poster presentations:

Crowe, J. (2015, April). The use of weighted adaptive equipment for clients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD): A review of the evidence. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN.

Crowe, J. (2015, April). Using implementation intentions to enhance occupational performance for clients with mild cognitive impairment. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN.

-Attended the Matter of Balance Master Trainer training in March 2015 located at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chris Cunningham, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Psychology


Cunningham, C. J. L., & Morelli, N. (2014). Let’s correct ourselves and how we handle unreliability in performance evaluation. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7(4), 535-538. doi: 10.1111/iops.12191

Cunningham, C. J. L., Manier, A. O., Anderson, A., & Sarnosky, K. (2014). Rational versus Empirical Prediction of Nursing Student Success. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(6), 486-492. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.03.006

Cunningham, C. J. L. (2014). Religion and spirituality as factors that influence occupational stress and well-being (pp. 135-172). In P. L. Perrewé , C. C. Rosen, & J. R. B. Halbesleben (Eds.), The Role of Demographics in Occupational Stress and Well Being (Research in Occupational Stress and Well-being, Vol. 12). doi: 10.1108/S1479-355520140000012004


Neveu, J., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (co-chairs) (2015, May). Salutogenic approaches to occupational health management. Symposium to be presented at the 11th International Conference on Work, Stress, & Health: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations, Atlanta, GA.

Vijaykumar, P. B., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2015, May). Work-life balance, breaks, and identity salience in Indian

expatriates. Paper to be presented at the 11th International Conference on Work, Stress, & Health: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations, Atlanta, GA.

Benitez, L. W., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2015, May). Personal factors that influence meaning and prioritization in work-nonwork roles. Paper to be presented at the 11th International Conference on Work, Stress, & Health: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations, Atlanta, GA.

Wells, B. M., Boyce, A. S., Barr, R., Cunningham, C. J. L., Pickering, D., & Schmidt, D. B. (2015, April). Practical and ethical guidelines for dealing with messy validation data. Panel discussion to be presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Cooper, A. D., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2015, April). Grit: Additional construct validation. Poster to be presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Vijaykumar, P. B., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2015, May). Cross-cultural adjustment and expatriation reasons among Indian expatriates. Poster to be presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Nordbrock, M., Weathington, B., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2015, April). Can’t we get along? Goal orientation, relationship quality and communication. Poster to be presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

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


Cunningham, C. J. L. (co-PI and evaluation consultant) & Panda, M. (co-PI) Transforming the culture of medical education: Integrating staff chaplains into an internal medicine training program. Grant funded by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation through 10/14/15 ($3408).

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

American Democracy Now, fourth edition, 2015. Co-authored with Brigid Harrison and Jean Harris. New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies.

“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, Excellence in Engineering to Enhance a Country’s Productivity: Proceedings of the 12th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, 21-24 July, 2014, Ecuador, funded by National Science Foundation Grant 1008708, Jackson State University.

“Reconsidering the Scholarly Conference for the Contemporary Academic,” as part of Symposium: The Scholarly Conference. PS: Political Science and Politics. 48(2) April 2015: 315-318.

“Working Group Moderator, Teaching Political Theory and Theories,” American Political Science Association’s Conference on Teaching and Learning in Political Science. Washington, DC, January 16-18, 2015.

External reviewer for Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery; National Endowment for the Humanities grant-review process.

Helen Eigenberg, Professor, Criminal Justice

Published two papers:

Eigenberg, H . and Whalley, E. (forthco

ming). Gender and Publication Patterns: Female

Authorship Is Increasing, But Is There Gender Parity?

Women and Criminal Justice

DOI: 10.1080/08974454.2015.1023882

Eigenberg, H . and Policastro, C. (forthcoming). Blaming victims in cases of interpersonal violence: Attitudes associated with assigning blame to female victims.

Women and Criminal Justice.

DOI: 10.1080/08974454.2014.997417

Jennifer T. Ellis, Assistant Professor, School of Education


Ellis, J.T., Cogburn, D. L, Arnone, M.P., & Levinson, N. (2015, January).   Developing and Evaluating an Accessible Cyberteaching Training (ACT) Program for Faculty via a Virtual Center for Teaching and Learning. Session conducted at the Advances in Teaching and Learning Technologies mini-track at the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-48), Kauai, HI.

Conference Workshops

Cogburn, D. L., Ellis, J.T. & Arnone, M.P. (2015, January). Accessibility, universal design, and implications for collaboration in global virtual teams and cyberlearning. 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 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-48), Kauai, HI.

Research Trips

Conducted Accessible Cyberteaching Training for political science faculty members at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines with the Institute on Disability and Public Policy. March 30-31, 2015.

Josh Hamblen, Assistant Professor, Physics, Geology, and Astronomy

Coauthor in a journal article that was recently accepted for publication in Physical Review B. The title of the article is “Measurement of the scattering cross section of slow neutrons on liquid parahydrogen from neutron transmission.” A preprint is available at

Presented a talk entitled “Characterizing the Hadronic Weak Interaction with the n-3He Experiment at the Spallation Neutron Source” at the April 2014 meeting of the American Physical Society in Savannah, GA.

Co-author on a journal article entitled “New measurement of the scattering cross section of slow neutrons on liquid parahydrogen from neutron transmission.” It has been submitted to Physical Review Letters, and a preprint is available at

Ann Holmes, Mildred Routt Distinguished Teaching Professor, Physics Geology & Astronomy

Coauthored and presented at the national Geological Society of America meeting in Vancouver, B.C.

Attended Tennessee Academy of Science meeting in Morristown, TN with 3 undergraduate presentations, two of which received first and second place in their division

Debbie Ingram, Interim Director and UC Foundation Professor, Physical Therapy

Published “Testing accommodations: implications for physical therapy educators and students’ in Journal of PT Education. Presented Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities’ program at the Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA in Indianapolis, IN.

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

Secured $15,000 through a Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga grant and a donation of $2,500 from the SE Area Agency on Aging in combination with the PACT4 School of Nursing HRSA grant – hosted a Matter of Balance Master Trainer Workshop for 20 participants

Attended and presented a poster at AACN Doctoral Conference in San Diego, CA

Attended and presented a poster at AACN Faculty Development Conference in Nashville, TN

Attended a Multiple Chronic Conditions Conference in Savannah, GA

Attended and presented a poster at the Interprofessional Conference in Savannah, GA

Awarded a full scholarship to attend ELNEC Palliative Care Workshop in St. Louis, MO

Kyle S Knight, Professor, Chemistry

Published three scientific papers:

“Crystal structure of 4,6-di­amino-2-(methyl­sulfan­yl)pyridine-3-carbo­nitrile,”€ S. K. Mohamed, K.S. Knight, M.K. Akkurt, B.R.M. Hussein, M.R. Albayati, Acta Crystallographica, 2015, E71, o197-o198.

“Crystal structure of N-[4-amino-5-cyano-6-(methyl­sulfan­yl)pyridin-2-yl]-2-chloro­acetamide,”€ S. K. Mohamed, K.S. Knight, M.K. Akkurt, B.R.M. Hussein, M.R. Albayati, Acta Crystallographica, 2015, E71, o169-o170.

“Crystal structure of N-[4-amino-5-cyano-6-(methyl­sulfan­yl)pyridin-2-yl]acetamide hemihydrate,”€ M.K. Akkurt, K.S. Knight, S. K. Mohamed, B.R.M. Hussein, M.R. Albayati, Acta Crystallographica, 2015, E71, o171-o172.

David Levine, Professor, Physical Therapy

Four papers published in Spring 2015

Hanks J, Levine D, Bockstahler B.

Physical Agent Modalities in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation of Small Animals.

Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice 2015 45(1):29-44.

Marcellin-Little DJ, Drum MG, Levine D, McDonald SS.

Orthoses and Exoprostheses for Companion Animals.

Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice 2015 45(1):167-183.

Drum MG, Bockstahler B, Levine D, Marcellin-Little DJ.Feline Rehabilitation.

Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice. 2015 45(1):185-201.

Marcellin-Little DJ, Levine D. Principles and Application of Range of Motion and Stretching in Companion Animals. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice. 2014 16;45(1):57-72

Gary Liguori, Professor and Department Head, Health and Human Performance

Randles, A., Gust, A., and Liguori, G. Assessment of Healthful Food Choices and Nutritional Information on Kid’s Restaurant Menus’. International Journal of Health and Nutrition. (In-press).

Randles, A. and Liguori G. The effect of neighborhood socioeconomic status on food selection at neighborhood retail food stores. International Journal of Health and Nutrition. (In-press)

Randles, A. and Liguori, G. Nutritional information and healthy eating promotions in restaurants according to restaurant type and neighborhood socioeconomic status. International Journal of Health and Nutrition. (In-press).

Liguori, G., Lonbaken, B, and Schuna J. Alcohol Consumption and Academic Retention in First-Year College Students. College Student Journal: 49(1):69-77.

Jimenez A, Beedie C, & Liguori G. Health Behaviour: an overview of effects and issues (Chapter 2). The Future of Health & Fitness: A Plan for Getting Europe Active By 2025. The European Health Fitness Association. (In-press)

Liguori G & Johann, J. Exercise Prescription for Metabolic Syndrome, in ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10th ed. Riebe D., Sr. Ed. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. (In-progress)

Heath, G.W., Liguori, G., 2015. Physical Activity and Health Promotion. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 18. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 91–99. ISBN: 9780080970868

ACSM Scientific Roundtable: Controversy in Pre-participation Physical Activity Screening. Expert Committee Member. Indianapolis, IN, June 2014

Elected to the American College of Sports Medicine Executive Council on Publications

Elected to the American College of Sports Medicine Executive Council on Certifications

Appointed to the American College of Sports Medicine Strategic Health Initiative: Behavioral Strategies national committee

Elected to the Editorial Advisory Board of Exceptional Parent magazine

Daniel Loveless, Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering

Awarded $73,888 on March 31, 2015 to sub-contract to Vanderbilt University, funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, to design radiation-hardened low-voltage analog and mixed-signal circuits in advanced semiconductor technologies.

Had 6 papers accepted to the upcoming 2015 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference to be held in Boston, MA in July 2015.

Submitted a chapter for inclusion in the upcoming textbook “Ionizing Radiation Effects in Electronics: From Memories to Imagers”, CRC Press, 2015.

Presented a paper at the 2015 IEEE SoutheastCon in April 2015.

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

Participating in the LEGO Education Ambassador Program, 2012-present.

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

My work “Follow the Drinking Gourd” was performed eight times by the Marian Anderson String Quartet in venues in Texas, Georgia, Delaware, Brown University in Rhode Island, and at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

My “Nocturnal Songs” for baritone voice and piano were performed at UTC and on the Southeastern Composers League Forum at Converse College (September and February).

My work “A Divine Image” for mezzo-soprano and piano was performed at the Manchester New Music Festival, Manchester University, Indiana (March 27).

My work “Immensity on the Loose” for alto saxophone and piano was performed at UTC (November 2014).

My song “Oh Karma, Dharma, Pudding and Pie,” for unaccompanied baritone voice with body percussion, was performed three times in the New York City area in February.

I hosted four concerts featuring guest artists.

Conducted the premiere performances of a new opera by Tim Hinck at the Chattanooga Theater Center (September 2014).

Rehearsed and conducted the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir for performance at the International Clarinet Fest, Louisiana State University (July 30, 2014), in a program including my work “A Wood-Carved River,” as well as a world premiere of a work by composer Roger Vogel.

Jonathan Mies, Robert Lake Wilson Professor of Geology, Physics, Geology & Astronomy

Presented the abstract, “The Costa Rican Field Experience at UTC: 20 Years in the Making”, at the 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting & Exposition, Vancouver, B.C., 19-22 October.

Laura L Perryman, Administrative Specialist, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Finance

Passed the Certified Administrative Professional exam.

Angela M.T. Prince, Assistant Professor of Exceptional Education, School of Education

Katsiyannis, A., Yell, M.L., & Prince, A.M.T. (In Press). Sheltered Workshops: United States v. Rhode Island. Intervention of School and Clinic.

Prince, A.M.T., Plotner, A.J., & Yell, M.L. (2014). Postsecondary transition and the courts: An update. <I>Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 25</I>(1), 41-47. doi:10.1177/1044207314530469.


Yell, M.L., Delport, J, Plotner, A., Petcu, S., & Prince, A.M.T. (in press). Providing transition services: An analysis of law and policy. In B. Cook, M. Tankersley, & T.J. Landrum (Eds). <I>Transition of Youth and Young Adults: Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities</I>. London: Emerald Press.


Prince, A.M.T. & Huckabee, S.S. (November 2014). Post-school engagement of youths with disabilities and teacher education. Conference of the Teacher Education Division. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Huckabee, S.S. & Prince, A.M.T. (November 2014). Effects of the NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies training on pre-service teachers. Conference of the Teacher Education Division. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gregory Reinhardt, Coordinator of Maclellan Gym, Campus Recreation

Presented a NIRSA Pre-Conference Workshop on “Creating a Culture of Evidence for Health and Wellbeing” at the 2015 NIRSA Annual Conference and Recreational Sports Expo

Scott Seagle, Senior Instructional Developer, Walker Center for Teaching and Learning

Elected President of the Chattanooga Area Historical Association. Will serve two years in the position.

Scott Seagle, Mary Marr, Dawn Ford, Senior Instructional Developer, Faculty Instructional Developer, Executive Director, Walker Center for Teaching and Learning

Presented at the 6th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Dalton State University in March 2015. Presentation was titled, “Accommodating Angst and Anger in the Quest for Accessibility: A Learning Center’s Story.”

Jill Shelton, Assistant Professor, Psychology

Peer-reviewed publication:

Lee, J. H., Shelton, J. T., Scullin, M. K., & McDaniel, M. A. (in press). Anyone can do it: implementation intention strategy and cue focality in older adults with very mild Alzheimer’s disease. European Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Victoria S Steinberg, Associate Professor of French, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature

Invited to review _Africa’s Lost Classics_ (2014) by Bisschoff and Murphy for The French Review.

Presented my research on “harraga” in African literature and film at the Africa Conference at Tennessee State University on April 10, 2015

Gregory Stevens, Counseling Psychologist, Counseling and Personal Development

Gave a presentation titled, Dreaming new days: Transforming the mundane through interpreting everyday reverie, at the 2015 Spring Meeting of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco, CA in April 2015.

Received a Division of Psychoanalysis Early Career Professionals Committee Scholars Program Award in February 2015

Rebecca St. Goar, UC Foundation Professor, Music

Performed two Duet Recitals (Two Plus One) at UTC and at MTSU with Christine Isley-Farmer and Joseph Walker, both at MTSU, August 2014.

Guest Master Class Clinician at MTSU in August 2014.

Served as TN NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Board Member.

Emily Thompson, Studio Librarian, Library

Association of College & Research Libraries 2015 conference poster “Crowdsourcing and Instructional Design for Developing Sustainable Video Tutorials” with Brandon West (SUNY Oswego).

LOEX 2015 conference presentation “Crafting a New Brew: Taking the Lead in Developing Specialized Instruction” with Brandon West and Michelle Bishop (SUNY Oswego)

Michael D. Thompson, UC Foundation Assistant Professor, History

Published a monograph entitled Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, April 2015).

Published a book chapter entitled ‘Some Rascally Business’ : Thieving Slaves, Unscrupulous Whites, and Charleston’s Illicit Waterfront Trade in Brian Luskey and Wendy Woloson, eds., Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth-Century America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2015).

Served as the chair and commentator for a panel entitled “Slavery, Immigration, and Migration in the Early 19th Century” at the Southern Labor Studies Association Conference in Washington, D.C. (March 2015).

Accepted to participate in a two-week National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute entitled “Slavery in the American Republic: From Constitution to Civil War,” to be held in Washington, D.C. and Charlottesville, Virginia (July 2015).

Augusta Toppins, Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design, Art

Was invited to speak at the Hunter Museum of American Art in response to The New York Times Magazine Photographs exhibition

Was invited to participate in the Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair at Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

Exhibited art work in Project Passion at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN

Was invited to give an artist talk at and create a new piece for The Open Press with support from AIGA Chattanooga

Exhibited art work in Renaissance at Asheville Bookworks in Asheville, NC

Accepted into Hambidge Art Residency and will attend in May

Seth Waldecker, Physics Lecturer, Physics, Geology, and Astronomy

Accepted invitation to join the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board

David Welch, Adjunct Faculty, Physics, Geology, and Astronomy

Was a co-author of the paper “Solid friction between soft filaments” which was published in Nature Materials:

Employee Engagement Town Hall — Video

An Employee Engagement Town Hall was held Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Dr. Richard Brown, chair of the UT Compensation Advisory Board (CAB), outlined CAB initiatives and progress. Rich Boyer from ModernThink explained preliminary results of the UTC Employee Engagement survey.

ModernThink administered a statewide Employee Engagement Survey, available to all University of Tennessee regular faculty and staff who work 50 percent time or more. The survey took place from November 3-21, 2014. 

New Look, New Name! Great West is now EMPOWER Retirement.

The university’s 401k, 401k Roth, and 457 plans are administered by Empower Retirement, formerly Great West Retirement Services. Great West recently announced that their combined retirement business – Great West Financial, Putnam Investments and Great-West Financial Retirement Plan Services (formerly J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services) – has a new name: EMPOWER RETIREMENT.

Bob Rogers is the university’s Retirement Plan Counselor with Empower Retirement and can be reached via email at or (423) 280-6719.

Faculty and Staff Achievements Fall 2014

Abdollah Arabshahi, Research Professor, Computational Engineering

Student Graduated:

Mr. Ross Gruetzemacher

Master of Science: Computational Engineering

Thesis Title: “Numerical Simulation of Human Breathing and Particle Transport Through a CT-Based Pulmonary Airway


Chairperson: Dr. Abdollah Arabshahi


  1. Gruetzemacher, R., Arabshahi, A., and Sreenivas, K.,”Numerical Simulation of Airflow in a CT-based Human Airway Model With Physiologically Appropriate Boundary Conditions,” Poster Presentation within the Respiratory Bioengineering Track, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 2014
  2. Hasbestan, J.J., Newman III, J.C., and Arabshahi,A.,” A New Approach to Mesh Adaptation Procedure Using Linear Elasticity for Geometries Undergoing Large Displacements,” FEDSM2014-22010, Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Chicago, Illinois, August 2014


  1. Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO), Advanced Aircraft Compatibility Science and Technology Expansion, BAA-PZIE-14-0001, “Physics Based Prediction of Stability and Control Characteristics Using Sensitivity-Enhanced Reduced Order Models,” PI, $200,000.00, October 2014, is submitted.

Grants and Contracts:

  1. Tennessee Higher Education Commission Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, “Numerical Simulation of Airflow and Particle Transport in a CT-based Human Airway Model,” PI, $55,000.00, July 2014- July 2015
  2. Tennessee Higher Education Commission Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, “Rupture Predictions for Aneurysms,” PI, $33,000.00, July 2014 – July 2015
  3. Tennessee Higher Education Commission Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, “Utilization of Computational Design Optimization Technology for Sub-Model Parameter Optimization,” PI, $30,000.00, July 2014 – July 2015
  4. Tennessee Higher Education Commission Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, “Extension of Reduced Order Modeling Capabilities for Stability Derivative Evaluation and Computational Design,” PI, $22,000.00, July 2014 – July 2015
  5. National Science Foundation,”First principles based simulation of particulate transport in the human respiratory system,” PI, $295,208.00, April 2014; Not funded.

Vasabjit Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management

Published peer-reviewed journal articles:

Timothy Rich and Vasabjit Banerjee. “Running Out of Time? The Evolution of Taiwan’s Relations in Africa.” Forthcoming at the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs (formerly, China Aktuell).

Vasabjit Banerjee. “Party Organizations in Multiethnic and Homogenous Societies: Comparing India and Japan.” Forthcoming in the Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia.

Papers presented at conferences:

Vasabjit Banerjee and Carolyn E. Holmes. “Checking Trust: Measuring social capital at the individual level”. At the International Studies Association – Midwest (ISA-MW), Annual Joint Meeting, November 8, 2014.

Michael Bonnal, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Economics

Will attend the American Economic Association meetings and participate in a course on Health Care Economics at the conclusion of this conference.

Attended the Southern Economic Association meetings.

“Political Institutions, Trade Openness, and Economic Growth: New Evidence,”€ co-authored with Mehmet Yaya was accepted for publication in the Emerging Markets Finance and Trade Journal.

“The Amelioration of Child Labor, A Modest Proposal,” got accepted for publication in the Journal of International Trade and Economic Development.

Robert Boyer, Director, Patten Performances, Fine Arts Center

Successfully completed operating Tennessee Presenters’ biennial ArtsConversation conference from October 26 – 28, 2014 at Montgomery Bell State Park on behalf of 46 participants over two and a half days. 

Nicole Brown, Academic Advisor/Adjunct Faculty, Communication

Co-presenter with Dr. Bryan Samuel at the 27th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE 2014) in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 30, 2014. The workshop was entitled Building Our House for Diversity: Strategies and initiatives on retaining and recruiting quality diverse faculty at a PWI.

Troy Carroll, System Administrator, Information Technology

Presented at the 21st Annual Campus Technology conference in Boston, MA in July 2014. Presentation was titled, “Virtual Desktops Work in Labs; What About Staff?”

Daniel Chase, Lead Web Administrator, IT Strategic Solutions

Presented “Don’t like your Google Search Interface? Make your Own!” at HighEd Web 2014 in Portland, OR. Full description and link to presentation available here:

Served as track co-chair for Applications, Integration and Mobile (AIM) at HighEd Web 2014, as well as Poster track chair.

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

Published “Black Political Thought,” in The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Michael Gibbons, editor. Blackwell Press, 2014: 340-350. This was a reviewed publication sponsored by the Foundations of Political Thought section of the American Political Science Association. A shorter essay, “Paulo Freire (1921-1997),” was also published in these volumes.

Featured in a video on Plessy v. Ferguson, published by Soomo Publishing, 2014

“The Impact of the Pedagogy of Historical Memory,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN. September 25-27, 2014.

“Federal Litigation and the Protection of Gender Equality in the Workplace,”€ American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. August 26-September 31, 2014.

Reviewed submissions to the Journal of Political Science Education and College Teaching, as well as served as a program reviewer for the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Walter Edmondson, Systems Administrator, Computational Engineering

The faculty and staff of the Computational Engineering Department hosted students from our community and the entire state of Tennessee for lectures and tours concerning simulation and supercomputing. Groups in 2014 included The Governor’s School for Computational Physics, Silverdale Baptist Academy, Rhea County HS, Gordon Lee HS, and Youth Leadership Chattanooga.

Lucien Ellington, UC Foundation Professor, Editor of Education About Asia, Director, Asia Program and Center for Reflective Citizenship, School of Education

Published an article entitled “Economic Literacy and the Tokugawa Era” in Virginia Review of Asian Studies ( 2014 Volume 16). He successfully edited two issues of Education About Asia (Spring 2014 Volume 19. No. 1, Fall 2014 Volume 19. No.2) The latter issue featured the special section “Maritime Asia” which was supported by the United States-Japan Foundation and was the longest issue in the journal’s history.

Japan Outreach Initiative Coordinator Asami Nakano on behalf of the Asia Program continues her work with area schools and on October 15th conducted a successful workshop on Japanese food for 40 participants. The workshop featured the food editor for the Boston Globe. UTC is one of ten universities nationally funded for the JOI program.

Ellington also received $27,000 from the Apgar and Miller Foundations to coordinate three programs; a September 17th seminar led by Professor Michael Federici entitled “The American Framer’s Constitutional Principles” for 21 students, teachers, and community leaders , a Constitution Day Lecture by Federici entitled “American Constitutional Politics in Perspective: Why Parchment Barriers are Insufficient” that 220 students, faculty, and community members attended, and a November 14-15th institute for 21 teachers entitled American Citizenship and Politics: Past, Present, and Future. The latter institute, which had additional support from the Foreign Policy Research Institute, featured seven internationally-known scholars including UTC’s David Carrithers and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Walter McDougall.

Jennifer T. Ellis, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentation: Pinder-Grover, T., Brown, M. K., Ellis, J. (2014) Virtual writing communities to foster accountability and enhance scholarly productivity. 39th Professional & Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD). Dallas, TX. November 5-9, 2014.

Ahmed Eltom Professor and Department Head, Electrical Engineering

1- Completed $2.4 DOE grant

2- Invited as a panelist at 2014 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads(Association(ECEDHA) Conference and ECEPO in Napa CA

3- Publish a Journal Paper titled; Sarra Abd Elwahid, Abubakr Babiker, Ahmed Eltom, Gary Kobet, “Hardware Implementation of an Automatic Adaptive Centralized Under Frequency Load Shedding Scheme”. Accepted, IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery,2014.

4- Presented a conference Paper titled: Abdulelah Y. Alharbi, Ahmed H. Eltom, Nur Sisworahardjo, “Impact of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Battery Charging on a Distribution System Based on Real-Time Digital Simulator”. The International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality, Presidency (Rectorat) at the Cardoba University, Cordoba , Spain, April 8-10, 2014

5- Published a paper at :2.  S. K. Bunga, A. H. Eltom, N. Sisworahardjo, “Impact of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Battery Charging on a Distribution System,” IEEE IAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 05 – 09, 2014.

6- Secured $110,000 from TVA to conduct research on GIC and Open phase on Transformers

Bryan J Ennis, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Attended the 2014 annual national meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Atlanta, GA, with the following activities:

Presented two papers:

– Opening Remarks: Learnings & Future Challenges for Granulator Control & Optimization

– On Characterizing Particle Shape (w/Rollins, Ennis, Pruitt, Owino, UTC, and Rickman, Hannan, Lohn-Wiley, NASA)

Also chaired two papers sessions, and helped supervise attendance of the UTC Chem-E car team and AIChE Student Chapter, w/ Dr. T. Thomas.

Conducted a professional development workshop where UTC engineering students collaborated with local industry to learn solids handling principles: “Measuring Powder Flowability & Its Applications – A Hands-On Design-Oriented Workshop”€ industry-learn-solids-handling/

Helped secure an additional gift of $18,000 to the Chemical Engineering Lab Fund, generously donated from David & Renee Cummins and the Shell Company.

Submitted an NSF proposal for $2,147,530 with Kandah, Kizza, Ofoli, Sutton, and Henry for IT infrastructural improvement for remote laboratory network deployment.

Submitted an Major Research Instrumentation NSF proposal for internal UTC review of $434,000 with Rollins, Onyango, Brock-Hon, Mies (UTC), Brown (MTSU), Rickman (NASA), Walton (Grainflow Dynamics), Johnson (Astec Industries), for acquisition of a High Resolution Imager for Particle Shape Characterization,

Invited by Kluwer Academic Press to revise and publish a second edition of a previous published monograph, “The Science and Engineering of Granulation Processes.”

Invited for summer leave collaborative research to the University of Leeds (England), Massey University (New Zealand), and Merck Center for Material Science and Engineering.

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

Presented with Will Stern of HHP at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference, Denver, CO: “Flipped Classroom for Improved Student Engagement, Motivation, and Retention.”

Co-authored two student research presentations at the Tennessee Academy of Science annual meeting, November 21, 2014.

Co-authored a book with Dr. Bradley Reynolds, A Laboratory Manual for Introduction to Environmental Science, Kendall Hunt, published in August 2014.

Presented a research paper on childhood lead poisoning in Tennessee at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting on November 17, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.

Elizabeth Forrester, Adjunct Professor, Chemistry

Publication of research:

Attenuated transforming growth factor beta signaling promotes metastasis in a model of HER2 mammary carcinogenesis

Breast Cancer Res. 2014 Oct 4;16(5):425.

Article link:

Tammy Garland, Interim Department Head and Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Manuscript Published:

Richards, T.N., Crittenden, C., Garland, T.S., McGuffee, K. (2014). An exploration of policies governing faculty-to-student consensual sexual relationships on university campuses: Current strategies and future directions. Journal of College Student Development, 55(4), 337-352.

Dean Hamann, Lead Banner Database Administrator, Information Technology

Presentation: “Demystifying Oracle Fusion Middleware”, at the CoHesion Banner user group annual conference, 2014

Presentation: “Installing Banner XE: no fuss, no muss, no bother, at the CoHesion Banner user group annual conference, 2014

Presentation: “Installing Banner XE: no fuss, no muss, no bother, at the Tennessee Higher Education Information Technology Symposium and at Campus Technology 2014

Linda Hill, Associate Professor, Nursing

HRSA Nurse Anesthetists Traineeship Grant, 7-1-2014 thru 6-30-2015, $28,843.00.

HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, funded for 3 years 7-1-2014 thru 6-30-2017. Year funding $346,343.

Jenny Holcombe, Lecturer, School of Nursing

Silver, C. F., Coleman, T. J. III, Hood, R. W. Jr., & Holcombe, J. M., (in press). The six types of nonbelief: A qualitative study of type and narrative. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture.

Raschal, S. P., Holcombe, J. M., & Carlton, B. G. (2014, November). Allergy immunotherapy: Does rush make a difference? American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunotherapy Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Holcombe, J. M., Sticher, M., Coleman, T. J., & Silver, C. (2014, October). More human than human: Psychometric validation of a short form humanism scale, findings and implications. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Ralph W Hood Jr., Professor, Psychology

Community Lectures:

The Contemporary Serpent Handlers of Appalachia, Invited Lecture at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Dialogue between Liberal Christians and the Holiness Serpent Handlers of Appalachia, Invited Lecture at Christ Episcopal Chuirch, Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 21, 2014.

The use of qualitative methods in the psychology of religion, Invited lecture Rosemont University, November 12, 2014.

Convention Presentations with UTC Students

Silver, C., Hood, R. W. Jr., Keller, B., Klein, C. & Coleman, T. (2014). Reframing “spirituality”: Mystical experience, openness to experience and religious styles as      characteristic of spiritual self-identification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Indianapolis (November).

Ghazi, H., Hood, R. W. Jr., & Silver, C. (2014). This above all, to thine own self be true;             Spiritual or religious identity and the path to Western acculturation among Muslims.         Paper presented at the annual meeting of the     Society for the Scientific Study of Religion,            Indianapolis (November).

TV and Media Work

Interview and consultant for Serpent Handlers of Appalachia, Hannah Park, KBS World News,       South Korea, March, 2014

Consultant, Serpent Handling Tradition, Ralf Buecheler,, Germany.

Interview and Consultant, Contemporary Serpent Handlers, Zachary Frank, Associate Producer,     Solon Media.

Templeton Grant Proposal #51968 Funded: Beyond the Shroud: Discerning Jesus in the mind’s eye, Jeff Larsen & Mike Olson (UTK) Ralph Hood (UTC), Amt. $253,305.00

Templeton Grant Proposal #52249 Funded: Development change in Spirituality: Longitudinal study of faith biographies, religious schemata and their psychological correlates and predictors. Heinz Streib and Barbara Keller, University of Bielefield, german and Ralph Hood, UTC, Amt. $158,932.00

Convention Papers, Invited Addresses, Plenary Address

Hood, R. W. Jr. (2014). Tension between Tradition and Transformation in the Contemporary Serpent Handlers of Appalachia, Plenary Address, Sino Bilateral Conference on Psychology of Religion, Beijing, China, May 15-17.

Hood, Ralph W. Jr. (2014). Self loss in Indigenous and Cross Cultural Psychologies: Beyond Dichotomies?Plenary Address, Sumer seminar, cultural psychology of religion, Travis Institute & Institute for Psychology, China Academy of Science, Harbin, China, July 20-27.

Journal Publications

Williamson, P. W. & Hood, R. W. Jr. (in press). Religious serpent handling and community     relations. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.

Hood, R. W. Jr. (2014). Them that believe: A postmodern exploration of the contemporary serpent handlers of Appalachia. Scripta Instituti Donnerian Aboensis, Postmodern Spirituality, Vol. 21, ss. 72-91.

Silver, C. F., Hood, R. W. Jr., Williamson, W. P. (2013). The differential evaluation of religious            risk rituals involving serpents in two cultures. Studia Religiologica, 46, 1-15.

William, W. P. & Hood, R. W. Jr. (2014). Religious fundamentalism and perceived threat: a report from an experimental study. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 17, 520-528.

Hood, R. W. Jr. & Williamson, W. P. (2014). Case study of the intratextual model of   fundamentalism: Serpent handlers and Mark 16:17-18. Journal of Psychology and   Christianity, 33, 58-69.

Williamson, W. P., Bishop, J., & Hood, R. W. Jr. (2014) Religious Fundamentalism and             Racial Prejudice: A Comparison of Implicit and Explicit Approaches. Mental Health, Religion,        & Culture. DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2014.935729

Keller, B., Klein, C., Swhajor-Bieseman, A., Silver, C. F., Hood, R., & Streib, H. (2013). The         semantics of ‘spirituality’ and related self-identification: A comparative study in Germany   and the USA. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 35, 71-100.


Agilkaya-Sahin, Z., Hood, R. W. jr., Streib. H., & Ayten, A. Eds). (in press). The psychology of

religion in Turkey. Leide, The Netherlands: Brill

Book Chapters

Hood R. W. Jr. (2014) Authoritarianism. In K. von Stuckard & R. A. Segal (Eds.), Vocabulary             for the Study of Religion. Leinden: Brill.

Hood, R. W. Jr. (2014). Religious ecstasy and other intense religious emotions. In C. Kim-    Prieto (Ed.), Religion and spirituality across cultures, cross-cultural advancements in      positive psychology (pp. 319-335). New York: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-            8950-9_17, Springer Science+Buisness Media Dordrech.

Hood, R. W. Jr. (2014). . Chemically Assisted Mysticism and the Question of Veridicality. In   J. Harold Ellens (ed.), Seeking the Sacred With Psychoactive Substances: Chemical Paths             to Spirituality and God. Volume I : History and Practices, (pp. 395-410).   Santa Barbara,             California: Praeger.

Hood, R. W. Jr. (2014). Methodological Issues in the Use of Psychedelics in Religious            Rituals. In J. Harold Ellens (ed.), Seeking the Sacred With Psychoactive Substances:       Chemical Paths to Spirituality and God. Volume II Insights, Arguments, and    Controversies, 179-199). Santa Barbara,         California: Praeger.

Encyclopedia Entries

Hood, R. W. Jr. (in press). Appalachian Mountain Religion. . In Encyclopedia of Christianity in           the United Sates (p.   ). Rowman & Littlefield

Hood, R. W. Jr. (in press). Gerrge Weent Hensley. In Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United       Sates (p.   ). Rowman & Littlefield

Hood, R. W. Jr. (in press).   Serpent Handling Sects. .In Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United    Sates (p.   ). Rowman & Littlefield

Book Review

Hood, R. W. Jr. (in press) Review: Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Exploring the Scientific          Evidence (2nd ed.). Edited by Ezel Carde????a, Steven Jay Lynn, & Stanley Krippner.         Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. The International Journal for the  Psychology of Religion

New Editor Assignment

Co-editor Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion

UT Publication Board

Re-appointed to 3 yr term UT Pres  Sept 2014-2017

Appointed to Executive Board, UT Press Sept. 2014-2017

Honors Committee

External Reviewer

Doctoral Dissertations

External reviewer for Saima Ambreen, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV): Adaptation, Translation, and Standardization in Pakistan, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

External reviewer for Waseem Fayyaz, Conditions, Contexts, and Outcome of Practicing Veil (Hijab) among Parkitani Women, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Master’s Thesis UTC and External Review

Sarah McKane, Master Thesis, UTC (Graduated)

Juli Duin, Master Thesis, University of Memphis (Graduated)

University Promotions

Kevin Ladd (Promotion to Professor), Department of Psychology, Indiana University (Promtoed)


Appalachian Jouirnal; Amason Scientific;American Academy of Religion; Asian Journal of Social psychology; Cognition, Consciousness and Cognition; Current Anthropology; Journal of Management and Spirituality; Journal of Religious Studies;Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion; Review of Religious Research; Journal of Beliefs and Values; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion; Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior; Neuroscience Letters; International Journal of Psychology; Journal of Religion and Health, Mental Health, Religion, and Culture; Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, Plos One; Psychological Assessment; Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Religion, Stress and Health, Social Sciences Journal; The Social Science Journal

Grant Reviewer/Paid Consultant

Sir John Templeton Foundation Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaaderen, FWO) (The Research Foundation Flanders)

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

Led workshop titled “Practical Strategies for Evidence-Based Programming” at the Georgia After School and Youth Development conference, Augusta, Georgia, October 2014.

Presented “The Irony of Evidence-Based Program Registries’ Growing Influence on Nonprofit Program Replication and Adaptation” at the annual conference of the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Denver, Colorado, November 2014.

Rik Hunter, Assistant Professor, English: Rhetoric & Writing

Article published in the November 2014 (Vol. 2.2) issue of Literacy In Composition Studies: “Hypersocial-Interactive Writing: An Audience of Readers-as-Writers.”

Joanie Jackson, Assistant Professor and DNP Coordinator, Nursing

Smith, J. Jackson, H. Stanfield, & A. Clark “Interprofessional Advanced Nursing Education: A Cadaver Lab Experience”. Poster presentation at Region 8 Sigma Theta Tau conference. Murfreesboro, TN

Knight, J. Jackson, C. Schreeder, & P. Dycus “Improving the Work Environment with Magnet Education”. Poster presentation at 28th annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2014 – T. Lyle, W. Book, R. Arriaga, & J. Jackson – “Text Messaging Intervention: Implicit and Explicit Effects on Medication Adherence in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease”. Poster presentation at International Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

2014 – J. Jackson, A. Clark, and H. Stanfield “Providing Advanced, Culturally Competent Care through Clinical Training (PACT 4): Interprofessional Geriatric Care”. Poster presentation at St. David’ Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations conference, Austin, TX.

Richard Jackson, UTNAA Distinguished Professor, English

Out of Place (book of Poems), June 2014

Retrievals (book of Poems, October 2014

Resonancia (Book of poems translated in Barcelona), May 2014

Paper on “The Unsayable” at Literary Conference in Olomuce, Czech Republic n(Oct 2014)

Paper on Translation, Literary Review, Poland Dec 2014)

Reading, Paper at Kritya Poetry Festval, Trivandrum, India (Nov 2014)

Reading and Workshop, River Pretty Conference, Missouri (September 2014)

Reading and Workshop, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2014

Workshop, Yale Writers’ Conference, June 2014

Lectures (6) University of Maribor, May 2014, Slovenia

Reading, Barcelona, Spain, for Kriller 7 Press (May 2014)

William Kuby, Assistant Professor, History

Published article, “Till Disinterest Do Us Part: Trial Marriage, Public Policy, and the Fear of Familial Decay in the United States, 1900-1930” in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the History of Sexuality.

Kristin Labs, Assistant Director, International Education

Trainer for a NAFSA: Association of International Educators’ Core Education Program titled Health, Safety, and Risk Management in Education Abroad, delivered in October 2014.

Stephen Leather, Identity and Access Management Engineer, Information Technology

Presentation: “From Days to Minutes” Presented at Tennessee Higher Education Information Technology Symposium and at Campus Technology 2014

Daniel Loveless, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Three publications in December issue of IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science:

1) N. N. Mahatme, N. J. Gaspard, T. Assis, I. Chatterjee, T. D. Loveless, B. L. Bhuva, W. H. Robinson, L. W. Massengill, S.-J. Wen, and R. Wong, “Kernel-Based Partition Approach to Mitigate Combinational Logic Soft Errors,” to be published in IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci, Dec. 2014.

2) Y. P. Chen, T. D. Loveless, P. Maillard, N. J. Gaspard, S. Jagannathan, A. L. Sternberg, E. X. Zhang, A. F. Witulski, B. L. Bhuva, W. T. Holman, and L. W. Massengill, “Single-Event Transient (SET) Induced Harmonic Errors in Digitally Controlled Ring Oscillators (DCROs),” to be published in IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci, Dec. 2014.

3) T. D. Haeffner, T. D. Loveless, E. X. Zhang, A. L. Sternberg, S. Jagannathan, R. D. Schrimpf, J. S. Kauppila, M. L. Alles, D. M. Fleetwood, and L. W. Massengill, “Irradiation and Temperature Effects for a 32 nm RF Silicon-on-Insulator CMOS Process,” to be published in IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci, Dec. 2014.

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

Presented a paper entitled, “Open Local Government Data: The New Performance Challenge” at the Public Performance Management and Reporting Network Conference in Newark, New Jersey.

Paper entitled, “Promises and Challeges of Local Government Open Data Initiatives” was accepted for presentation at the March 2015 annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration in Chicago, IL.

Named Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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

Presented “Robotics and Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Grades,”at the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association conference, in Knoxville, September 2014.

Presented the “STEM Saturdays” program to students in grades 3-8, Fall 2014.

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

Cassandra Nice, Assistant Director, Women’s Center at UTC

Awarded $2,146 grant from the Osborne Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga for “Play, Believe, Achieve!”- A UTC Event in Honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Program being held in partnership with HHP, Campus Recreation, Athletics & WISE

Eric O’Neill, Assistant Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences

Published a paper: Stephen C. Richter, Eric M. O’Neill, Schyler O. Nunziata, Andrew Rumments, Emily S. Gustin, Jeanne E. Young, and Brian I. Crother (2014) Cryptic Diversity and Conservation of Gopher Frogs across the Southeastern United States. Copeia: June 2014, Vol. 2014, No. 2, pp. 231-237.

Presented: “Past, Present, and Future Research in Molecular Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles” Keynote Address at the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Herpetological Society, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Presented: “Molecular systematics of the North American tiger salamander radiation using parallel tagged amplicon sequence data.” Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Raleigh, NC

Presented: “Bacterial symbionts of the introduced lady beetle Coccinella septempunctata”. Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland OR

Gretchen Potts, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Chemistry

Published a book with co-author. Dr. Chris Dockery,   Potts, Gretchen E. and Dockery, Christopher, R. (Eds) Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry. ACS Symposium Series 1180, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2014-1180.

Paper accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, Hensley, Sarah A. and Potts, Gretchen E. Stoichiometric determination of 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol complexation with Pb(II) by mass spectrometry, Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, Accepted.

Gave an invited talk at the Southeastern Meeting of ACS, Gretchen E. Potts. Flipping the lab: Preparing instrumental lab students for the workplace, 66th SERMACS, Nashville, TN, October 15 – 19, 2014.

Coached the winning team for Teacherpreneurer 48HR Launch (Howard High School Science Teachers).

Reviewed two articles for the journal Analytical Letters and a proposal for the ACS Symposium Series.

Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Chattanooga Section of the American Chemical Society for 2015.

Submitted an external proposal to NIH for NIH – R21 $336, 313 in collaboration with Drs. Ethan Carver and Margaret Kovach which is currently being scored, Gretchen Potts (PI-UTC), Ethan Carver (CoPI-UTC), Margaret Kovach (CoPI-UTC), In-depth analysis of e-cigarette filling solutions and their biological implications ($336,313, in review).

Donald R. Reising, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Paper titled, “Discriminating Authorized and Rogue Network Devices Using Dimensionally Reduced RF-DNA Fingerprints” was accepted to the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

Michelle Rigler, Director, Disability Resource Center

“Independence, Social and Study Strategies for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders:” A BASICS College Curriculum is the first of four books being published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers based on our curriculum for the Mosaic Program. With Amy Rutherford and Emily Quinn.

Charlene Simmons, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Communication

Had three photographs of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon published in the following story “Nashville woman takes marathon title after winner runs too fast” by Nick Caloway (November 11, 2014).

Had a photograph of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon published in the following story “Chickamauga Marathon Winner Disqualified for Impossible Splits” by Allison Wade (November 11, 2014).

Nur Sisworahardjo, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

  1. Present research paper entitle: Impact of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Battery Charging on a Distribution System at 2014 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 5 – 9, 2014.
  1. Submitted a conference paper entitle: Impact of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Battery Charging on a Distribution System Based on Real-Time Digital Simulator for International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ 14), Cordoba, Spain, April 8 – 10, 2014.

Cathie Smith, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Professional Appointments:

Smith CR

Contributing Author, Neonatal Therapy Core Scope of Practice. Developed by the National Neonatal Therapy Collaboration as a foundation document for the National Neonatal Therapy Certification Board, National Association of Neonatal Therapists

Planning Committee Member, National Association of Neonatal Therapists Annual Conference, scheduled to be held in Phoenix AZ in April, 2015

Peer Reviewed Presentations:

Smith CR, Invited Guest Instructor to teach a course titled Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy; University of A Coruna; Department of Physical Therapy; A Coruna, Spain; International Summer School; August 2014

Invited Presentations:

Smith CR, Developmental Outcomes of Late Preterm Infants; American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, St Louis, MO, October 2014

Smith CR, Improving Adaptive Motor Control in Geriatic NICU Infants. American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, St Louis, MO, October 2014


Smith CR, Faculty Development Grant to teach an international course at the University of A Coruna School of Physical Therapy, A Coruna University, A Coruna, Spain; August 2014

Kidambi Sreenivas, Research Professor, SimCenter

The following papers and posters were presented at various conferences:

(1) Gruetzemacher, R., Abdollah Arabshahi, A., and Sreenivas, K.,”Numerical Simulation of Airflow in a CT-based Human Airway Model With Physiologically Appropriate Boundary Conditions,” Poster Presentation within the Respiratory Bioengineering Track, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 2014.

(2) Sreenivas, K., Mittal, A., Hereth, L., Taylor, L.K., and Hilbert, C.B., “High-Fidelity Computational Simulation of the Interaction between Tandem Wind Turbines,”€ 32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, June 2014, AIAA Paper 2014-2278

(3) Mittal, A., Sreenivas, K., Taylor, L.K., Hereth, L., Hilbert, C.B., and Hyams, D.G., “Investigation of Rotor Models for Wind Turbine Simulations,” 32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2014, AIAA Paper 2014-2280

(4) Gupta, A., Sreenivas, K., and Taylor, L.K., “Preconditioning Methods for Multiphase Flows,” 11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2014, AIAA Paper 2014-2824

(5) Currier, N., and Sreenivas, K., “A Preconditioned Non-Singular Eigensystem for the Navier-Stokes Equations with Finite-Rate Chemistry,” 7th AIAA Theoretical Fluids Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2013, AIAA Paper 2014-3084

(6) Mittal, A., Sreenivas, K., and Taylor, L.K., “Exploration of Modal Decomposition Techniques for Wind Turbines,” AIAA-2014-1398, SciTech 2014, National Harbor, MD, January 2014.

Additionally, served as a panelist for NSF. I have also served as a reviewer for the ASME Gas Turbine Exposition and Conference to be held in Montreal next year.

Chantelle Swaren, Assessment and Outreach Librarian, UTC Library

Elected as Board Member, University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies, Library School Association (LSA) Board. Will serve two years in the position.

Conference Presentations:

Swaren, Chantelle. “Storytime Station: A case study on using public library-created videos to reinforce early literacy skills and practices”. Session 120, Libraries creating content for/with children and young adults, Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults with Literacy and Reading, IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. Video Presentation, Auditorium Lumiare, Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France. 19 August 2014. Remote Conference Presentation via Video and Paper.

Swaren, Chantelle. “Using Regression to Move Forward: Strategically Analyze Data for Better Planning.” Tenn-Share 2014 DataFest. Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN. 25 September 2014. Conference Presentation.

Swaren, Chantelle. “Using Regression to Move Forward: How to Strategically Analyze Data for Better Planning.” LOEX Annual Conference 2014: Creative Visualization: The Art of Information Literacy. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI. 10 May 2014. Lightning Talk.

John Trussel, Associate Professor, Accounting

Published two articles:

Trussel, John and Patrick, Patricia. “The Socio-Demographic, Economic and Financial Profiles of Municipalities at Risk of Financial Distress in Pennsylvania.” In progress. Journal of Accounting, Audit, and Finance Management. 1(1), 2014, 9 pages.

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.

Li Wang, Research Assistant Professor, SimCenter

Li Wang, “Towards Accurate and Efficient Simulation and Design Using High-Order CFD Methods, Modern Techniques for Aerodynamic Analysis and Design,” Invited talks, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 7-11, 2014.

Li Wang, “Multiscale Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulence Using High-Order Finite Element Methods,” Presented at the 7th AIAA Theoretical Fluids Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, GA, June, 2014.

Li Wang, W.K. Anderson, T. Erwin and S. Kapadia, “Discontinuous Galerkin and Petrov Galerkin Methods for Compressible Viscous Flows”, Computers and Fluids, Vol. 100, pp. 13-29, 2014.

Li Wang, W.K. Anderson, Kapadia, S. and Taylor, L.K., “Multiscale Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulence Using High-Order Finite Element Methods,” 7th AIAA Theoretical Fluids Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2014, AIAA Paper 2014-3211.

Robert Webster, Associate Research Professor, Graduate School of Computational Engineering

Attended the 50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference as part of the 2014 Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cleveland, OH, which was sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

While at the 50th Joint Propulsion Conference, attended meetings of the Gas Turbine Engine Technical Committee (GTE TC) as the chair of the Communications Sub-committee; also served as the substitute chair of the Communications Committee for the Air-breathing Propulsion Sub-group in the absence of the committee chair.

As chair of the GTE TC Communications Sub-committee, collected information from the Gas Turbine Engine field (industry, academia, and government), and composed the GTE TC’s Year-in-Review article, which will be published in the December, 2014, issue of AIAA’s monthly magazine, Aerospace America.

While at the 50th Joint Propulsion Conference, volunteered to serve as a technical session chair for the upcoming 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (ASM), which is part of the AIAA SciTech forum to be held in January, 2015; will be chairing the technical session for papers focused on compressor aerodynamics (GTE-06).

Received notification that abstract submission for the upcoming SciTech Forum had been accepted; this will be presented in session GTE-06 as part of the 53rd ASM; title of the paper is “Computational Simulation of the Fan and Low-pressure Compressor Stages of the Energy Efficient Engine”; co-authors are colleagues Dr. Kidambi Sreenivas and Mr. Bruce Hilbert

Reviewed a paper entitled “Investigation on Pressure Fluctuation Related to Mild Surge in Multi-stage Centrifugal Blower with Inlet Gude Vane” for the 2015 TURBO EXPO sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Gary Wilkerson, Professor, Health and Human Performance


Wilkerson GB, Dale RB, Alvarez RG. Biomechanics of Gait: Foot and Ankle. La Crosse, WI: Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2014.

Wilkerson GB & Denegar CR. Cohort study design: an underutilized approach for advancement of evidence-based and patient-centered practice in athletic training. Journal of Athletic Training. 2014;49, doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.43.

Denegar CR & Wilkerson GB. Safeguarding Student-Athlete Health and Welfare conference: proceedings summary. Journal of Athletic Training. 2014;49, doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.4.01.

Invited Presentations:

Implementing Best Practices in Youth Football. MomsTEAM Institute Youth Sports Safety Summit, Boston, MA, September 15, 2014.

Cognitive Aspects of Visuomotor Performance: Managing Injury Risk. Advances in Visuomotor and Neurocognitive Training Conference, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, October 31, 2014

Katie Wilson, Adjunct Professor, Public Administration and Non-Profit Management

Journal article publication:

Wilson, M.K., Marczynski, S., O’Brien, E. (2014). Ethical behavior of the classical music audience. Ethical        Human Psychology & Psychiatry Journal: An International Journal of Critical Inquiry. Volume 16,           Number 2, December 2014

Michele Wollert, Adjunct Faculty, Psychology

Presented with psychology of religion research team at the Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014 meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in Indianapolis, “The Semantics of Self-Attributed Spirituality” panel, presentation “Growing in Faith:  Case Studies of Religious Spirualities”



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