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Christina A. Shields, Athletic Trainer - Athletics, Office of Student Life

Shields, C. A., Needle, A. R., Rose, W. C., Swanik, C. B., Kaminski, T. W. (2013). Effect of elastic taping on postural control deficits in subjects with healthy ankles, copers, and individuals with functional ankle instability. Foot & Ankle International, 34(10), 1427-1435. DOI: 10.1177/1071100713491076.


Sheara Williamson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology

Feairheller, D. L., Diaz, K. M., Kashem, M. A., Thakkar, S. R., Veerabhadrappa, P., Sturgeon, K. M., Ling, C., Williamson, S. T. et al. (2014). Effects of moderate aerobic exercise training on vascular health and blood pressure in African Americans. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 16(7), 504-510. DOI: 10.1111/jch.12328.

Diaz, K. M., Veerabhadrappa, P., Kashem, M. A., Thakkar, S. R., Feairheller, D. L., Sturgeon, K. M., Ling, C., Williamson, S. T., et al. (2013). Visit-to-visit and 24-h blood pressure variability: Association with endothelial and smooth muscle function in African Americans. Journal of Human Hypertension, 27(11), 671-677. DOI: 10.1038/jhh.2013.33.

Paul Weldon, Ph.D., Professor of Biology

Dr. Weldon was renewed as a Smithsonian Institution Research Fellow at the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. His proposal for a co-authored book on the social biology of reptiles has been accepted by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dr. Weldon presented a talk on August 1, 2014 entitled “Anuran Skin Secretions Contain Contact Toxins Against Arthropods” at the Joint Meeting of Icthyologists and Herpetologists held in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Business

What Shall We Do about the Cooks? Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento and Elida M. Lynch (Loyola University Maryland). Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 7 (Fall, 2014).

Evolution of a Manager: Career on the Line. Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento and Joseph Dilworth (Loyola University Maryland). Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 7 (Fall, 2014).

Dr. Jones published an article, Strong Start: Ensuring Alignment at the Beginning of the Semester, on the Turnitin Educator Network Blog. She previously wrote two other articles for the blog: Quick Tip: Using Turnitin for iPadand Quick Tip: Assess Without Stress.

Classical/Modern Languages

Ann Rader, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Spanish

Dr. Rader presented a Spanish-language immersion session in October, 2014 at the Maryland Foreign Language Association Fall Conference called “Be the Music.” During the session, she provided instruction in integrating live music into all levels of language classes to enhance students’ pronunciation and learning of grammatical concepts.

Communication Arts

Stacey Peterson, Ph. D., Associate Professor & Chair of Communication Arts

Dr. Peterson participated on two panels at the National Communication Association 100th Annual Convention, November 20-23, 2014. The first panel, "The Discussion Continues: Discourse of Disability in Higher Education," addressed the challenges faculty members are facing in teaching a growing student body with increasing emotional and ability needs. The second panel, "Focusing on Core Values of Our Discipline While Addressing the Needs of a Changing World," addressed the ways faculty members are using varied communication tools and methods to reach different student populations.

In November 2014, Dr. Peterson's article "Facing our Racial Biases via the Implicit Association Test" was published in Discourse: The Speech Communication Journal of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota. The article outlines how using this Implicit Association Test on race can open the floor for difficult and challenging discussions on race in American society.

Guy Philbin, D.Sc., Adjunct Professor of Computer Information Systems

Philbin, G., & Keepnews, D. (2014). Edward L. Bernays and nursing’s code of ethics: An unexplored history. Nursing History Review, 22, 144-158.


Charles Yoe, Ph.D., Professor of Economics

On May 15, Charles Yoe, Ph.D., professor of economics, was a featured speaker at a symposium in Brussels on the politicization of science in the European Union rule-making process. The event, “Breaking through the European Precautionary Impasse? The Politics of Scientific Decision-Making,” was sponsored by the University of Kent and took place at the Brussels School of International Studies. Dr. Yoe, who attended at the invitation of the U.S. Mission to the E.U., based in Brussels, spoke on “How could things be different? What Europe might learn from other regulatory approaches and institutions.” 


Kelly B. Bull, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Bull, K. & J. Dupuis (2013). The role of young adult nonfiction in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching genetics. The ALAN Review, 41(1), 33-45.

Bull, K. B, & Dupuis, J. B. (2014). Nonfiction and interdisciplinary inquiry: Multimodal learning in English and biology. English Journal, 103(3), 73-79.

Juliann Dupuis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Bull, K. & J. Dupuis (2013). The role of young adult nonfiction in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching genetics. The ALAN Review, 41(1), 33-45.

Keri M. Guilbault Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Dr. Guilbault was recently elected to the National Association for Gifted Children’s Board of Directors and was selected to present her research on acceleration at the NAGC annual convention in Baltimore in November 2014.

Meghan Hearn, Adjunct Faculty

Hearn, M., & Winner, M. C. (20 Teach math with the Wii: Engage your K-7 students through gaming technology. International Society for Technology in Education.

Stephanie L. Savick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Savick, S., & Eckert, S. A. (2014). Lessons learned in strengthening and sustaining school-university partnership networks. In J. Ferrara, J. L. Nath, & I. N. Guadarrama. (Eds.), Creating visions for university-school partnerships (pp. ??). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Ryan Schaaf, M.S., Assistant Professor of Education

Schaaf, R. L. (2014). Cyberbullying: Policy for digital protection. New Horizons for Learning, 11(1), 7 p.

Schaaf, R., & Mohan, N. (2014). Making school a game worth playing: Digital games in the
classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. LB1028.5 .S34 2014


Jeana M. DelRosso, Ph.D., Professor of English

DelRosso, J., Eicke, L., & Kothe, A. (Eds.). (2013). Unruly Catholic women writers: Creative responses to Catholicism. Albany, New York : State University of New York Press. PS508.C54 U57 2013.

Gene Farrington, Ph.D., Professor of English and Drama

Farrington, G. (2014). The blue heron. Healdsburg, California: Water Street Press. PS3556.A773 B58 2014.

Shelley Puhak, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of English

Puhak, S. (2013). Guinevere, thirteen reasons to be ardent about Euclidean geometry. Women's Studies Quarterly, 41(3/4), 277-279.

Puhak, S. (2013). Guinevere in Baltimore: [Poems]. Baltimore, MD: Waywiser Press. PS3616.U43 G85 2013.


Darcy Conant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Campbell, P. F., Nishio, M., Smith, T. M., Clark, L. M., Conant, D. L., Rust, A. H., et al. (2014). The relationship between teachers' mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge, teachers' perceptions, and student achievement. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 45(4), 419-459.


Janice Brennan, M.S.N., R.N., B.C., C.N.E., Assistant Professor of Nursing/h3>

On June 19, Janice Brennan, M.S.N., R.N., B.C., C.N.E., assistant professor and director of the Center for Caring with Technology, gave a presentation at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL) Conference in Orlando, Florida, called “Tips & Tricks: Lessons learned from creating and opening an new simulation center” on her experience opening Notre Dame’s simulation center. 

Erica Brinkley, D.N.P., R.N.,Assistant Professor of Nursing

Professors Burgess and Brinkley presented a poster on their work with students using photovoice to increase cultural competence on June 13, 2014 at the Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions in Baltimore. Their poster was titled “A picture is worth a thousand words: Caring through cultural competence using photovoice.”

Mary O’Connor, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.C.H.E. Associate Professor of Nursing

O'Connor, Mary (2014). Developing leaders for tomorrow: Succession planning for nurse managers. Voice of Nursing Leadership (the official publication of the American Organization of Nurse Executives).

Sara A. Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Rosenthal, S. A., & Nolan, M. T. (2013). A meta-ethnography and theory of parental ethical decision making in the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 42(4), 492-502.


Payal Agarwal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Agarwal is  the author of the newly published textbook Pharmaceutical Calculations. The book, which was published by Jones & Bartlett Learning, is described as "the perfect text for students or professionals aiming to understand or develop the calculations skills that play a significant role in building a competent pharmacist."

Agarwal, P., Khatri, P., Billack, B., Low, W. K., & Shao, J. (2014). Oral delivery of glucagon like peptide-1 by a recombinant lactococcus lactis. Pharmaceutical Research, 31(12), 3404-3414.

Paulo Carvalho, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Porta, E. O. J., Carvalho, P. B., Avery, M. A., Tekwani, B. L., & Labadie, G. R. (20??). Click chemistry decoration of amino sterols as promising strategy to developed new leishmanicidal drugs. Steroids, In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.steroids.2013.10.010.

Caitlin Hughes, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical and Administrative Sciences

Hughes, C. M. (2013). Perinatal psychiatry: Innovative practice and transitions of care. Mental Health Clinician, 3(2), 3 p.

Anne Y. F. Lin, Pharm.D., Professor and Dean of the School of Pharmacy

Allen, R. E., Copeland, J., Franks, A. S., Karimi, R., McCollum, M., Riese II, D. J., & Lin, A. Y.F. (2013). Team-based learning in US colleges and schools of pharmacy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77(6), 1-9.


Maria Kulp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Kulp gave a public invited lecture at American University titled "Suicide and Philosophy: the 'What,' 'How,' and 'Ought' of Voluntary Death" on Friday, October 24. The lecture was hosted by the Philosophy Department at American University. Her presentation addressed how a fuller conceptual understanding of the phenomenon of suicidality on the part of philosophers should change the ethical debates surrounding physician-assisted suicide.

Desiree Melton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Melton was the keynote speaker at the annual Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Nov. 11, 2014 at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Her talk was titled: "Lose the 'Should': The Key to Being a Sincere Philosopher." 

Maeve M. O'Donovan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy

O'Donovan, M. M. (2013). Feminism, disability, and evolutionary psychology: What's missing? Disability Studies Quarterly , 33(4), 18 p.


Joseph Di Rienzi, Ph. D., Professor of Physics

Dr. Di Rienzi gave a talk, “The Possibility of Human Colonization of Mars,” at the Unitarian Universalists of Fallston Congregation on Sunday, Nov. 16. 2014. This is the latest in a series of scientific presentations Dr. Di Rienzi has made to this community.

Dr Di Rienzi presented the talk "Examination of the Pathways to Excellence Scholarship Program for Women in STEM fields" at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) National Meeting on July 30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The talk was part of the meeting's session that focused on strategies to support female students in the sciences. 


Maria Mouratidis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology

Mouratidis, M. (2014). A dialectical behavior therapy approach to self-renewal. In R. J. Wicks and E. A. Maynard (Eds.), The clinician’s guide to self renewal: Essential advice from the field (pp. 301-314). New York, NY: Wiley. RC451.4.P79 C55 2014.

Heckwolf, J. I., Bergland, M. C., & Mouratidis, M. (2014). Coordinating principles of art therapy and DBT. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 41(4), 329-335. DOI: 10.1016/j.aip.2014.03.006.

Religious Studies

Wakoh Shannon Hickey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Hickey, W. S., & Yarbrough, D. (2013). Deepening the heart of wisdom: A course in Buddhist and Christian contemplative practices and dialogue. Buddhist-Christian Studies, (33), 83-99. DOI:10.1353/bcs.2013.0019.

Hickey, W. S., & Yarbrough, D. (2013). Editors’ Introduction. Buddhist-Christian Studies, (33), viiviii. DOI: 10.1353/bcs.2013.0012.