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Faculty Accomplishments Summer/Fall 2012
Brad Almond, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management, published an article entitled, "The Trivium of Narnia: Using The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe to Explain Classical Education," in Classis: the Quarterly Journal of the Association for Classical and Christian Schools, volume 19, number 3, pp. 11-13
Dr. Almond also co-authored an article with Rich DeJordy of Northeastern University entitled "Institutionalization in cultural industries: The reciprocal influence of commercial recordings and social practices in the evolution of traditional Irish music," in Journal of Enterprising Communities vol 6, issue 4, pp. 304-324
Ryan Bayless, M.F.A, Instructor of Fine Arts and English, and Allen H. Redmon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, had an article entitled, "'Just call it': Identifying Competing Narratives in the Coens' No Country for Old Men," published in Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 1, Winter 2013
Mr. Bayless also had several poems published: "Poverty," in Issue 25 of The Tipton Poetry Journal, Spring 2013; "The Names of Birds," in the Spring 2013 issue of 42 Magazine; and, two poems, "Greenness" and "The Color of Rust," in The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature, Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2012
Anitha Chennamaneni, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems, co-authored an article with Teng, J. entitled "Types of Human Needs That Motivate Knowledge Sharing In Organizations: A Comprehensive Empirical Study Based On the ERG Theory," Journal of Information Technology Management, Volume XXIII, Number 3, October, 2012
Michelle Dietert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, co-authored a paper with Dr. Dianne Dentice entitled "Growing Up Trans: Socialization and the Gender Binary in the Journal of LGBT Family Studies, 9(1): 24-42, 2013
Jody L. Fry, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing and Management, published a chapter entitled, "Spiritual Leadership and Faith and Spirit at Work" in J. Neal (Ed.). Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace: Emerging Research and Practice. New York, NY: Springer, December 2012
Dr. Fry also co-authored a book with Nisiewicz, M. entitled Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line through Spiritual Leadership. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, November 2012
Lucas Loafman, J.D., Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Management, had an article entitled "Direct Interstate Wine Shipments: Commerce Clause and Regulatory Chaos for Small Wineries" published in the Southern Law Journal, Spring 2013 Volume XXIII, Number 1, pages 121-142
Season Mussey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education Preparation, contributed to a book entitled In the Front Door: Creating a College-Bound Culture of Learning, Paradigm Press, August 2012.
Luke Nichter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, published a manuscript entitled George W. Bush: Life of Privilege, Leadership in Crisis, as part of the "First Men, America's Presidents Series," edited by Barbara Bennett Peterson, Emeritus Professor, Oregon State University, Nova History Publications, August 2012
Dr. Nichter also published two scholarly book reviews: one over Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, volume XXXII, SALT I, 1969-1972_, in H-Policy; the other over Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, volume XIII, Soviet Union, 1970-1971, in H-Diplo (both Fall 2012)
Allen H. Redmon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, published an article entitled "How Many Lebowski's Are There? Genre, Spectatorial Authorship, and The Big Lebowski" in the Journal of Popular Film and Television, 2012, 40:2, 52-63
Robert M. Worley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, coauthored a paper entitled "Shocking Consequences: Individual Police Officer Liability for the Use of Tasers and Stun Guns" in Criminal Law Bulletin, August 2012
Barb Altman, DBA, Assistant Professor of Management, Lisa Bunkowski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, and Andria Schwegler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling, presented a paper entitled "Improving QM Implementation Via Use of Online Coordinators: An Innovative Hybrid Role," at the Quality Matters 4th Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 3-6 October 2012
Dr. Altman also participated on a roundtable entitled "University Based Leadership and Economic Development Centers: Alternative Strategies and their Relative Advantages" at the Annual Association of Leadership Educators Annual Conference in Key West, Florida in July 2012
Lisa Bunkowski Ph.D. and Allen K. Lowe, recent TAMUCT graduate, presented their research in the poster presentation, "Boots on the Ground: Soldiers, Families, and the Growth of Ft. Hood, a Veterans Oral History Project" at the American Historical Association 127th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Lousiana, 3-6 January 2013
Dr. Bunkowski also presented a paper with Rob Worley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, entitled "Effective Group Work in Blackboard" at the Texas Blackboard Users Group in Killeen, Texas, 24-26 October 2012
Ryan Bayless. M.F.A, Instructor of Fine Arts and English, gave a performance and lead a discussion of his original songs as they relate to themes of Apocalypse at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies annual conference in Irving, Texas, March 8-10, 2013
Mr. Bayless also presented a paper entitled "'Just call it': Identifying Competing Narratives in the Coens' No Country for Old Men," in Teaching Textual Adaptations section of the South Central Modern Language Association's 69th annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, November 8-10, 2012
Anitha Chennamaneni, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems, co-presented with Barb Altman, Ph.D. "Challenges and Lessons Learned in Teaching Online Courses in CIS", Texas Blackboard Users Group, Killeen, Texas, October 25-26, 2012
Geoff Diestel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics, presented a paper entitled "Trivial Translation Invariant Multilinear Operators" at the AMS Sectional Meeting, University of Akron, Akron OH, 20-21 October 2012
Michelle Dietert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, conducted a community forum entitled "Tolerance is not Acceptance: Understanding the Diversity of the LGBT Community," which was sponsored by the TAMUCT Gay Straight Alliance Warriors (GSAW) on October 19, 2012
Jody L. Fry, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing and Management, delivered a paper entitled "Implications of Research on Spirituality and Religion in the Workplace for Wisdom at Work" at the Wisdom at Work Conference sponsored by the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 2012
Yakut Gazi, Ph.D., Director of Distributed Learning and Instructional Technology, co-presented a paper with Sergio Ortiz entitled "Free (and stellar) building blocks" at the 12th Annual Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference in Killeen, TX, October 24-26, 2012
Coady Lapierre, Ph.D., Department Chair for Psychology and Counseling and Associate Professor, co-presented a paper with Jason Northrup entitled "The internet process addiction test: Validating a new tool" at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in September of 2012
Dr. Lapierre also delivered a presentation entitled "Home-school Attitudes and Motivations" at the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University, Oxford England in August of 2012
Lucas Loafman, J.D., Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Management, presented a paper entitled "Undergraduate Business Law Assessment and Exams: Current Practices and Practical Project Alternatives" at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business national conference in Kansas City on August 9, 2012
Katherine S. Miles, Ph.D., Assistant professor of English, co-presented her research with Dr. Jacquline Cottle, Associate Professor of Psychology at Roger Williams University in Providence, Rhode Island, in a paper entitled "Legal Rhetoric: Improving the Public Work of Pattern Instructions" at the 64th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 13-16, 2013
Dr. Miles also presented her research, "Collaborative Learning Online: A comparative study of two technical communication courses," at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention in Boulder, Colorado, October 11-13, 2012
Tammy Molina-Moore, MSSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Coordinator, co-delivered a paper with Floyd Berry entitled "The Limitations of Civil Disobedience: Examining the First Year of Occupy Protests" at the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Regional Conference in Houston, Texas, 4-6 October 2012
Ms Molina–Moore also presented at paper entitled "Teaching Professional Self Care Plans as Part of the Signature Pedagogy" at the Council on Social Work Education International Conference in Washington, DC, 9-12 November 2012
Luke Nichter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, delivered a paper entitled, "Cold War Camaraderie: Richard Nixon and Mobutu Sese Seko," at the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, 105th Annual Meeting, at the University of San Diego, August 11, 2012
Dr. Nichter also delivered a paper entitled, "'A Federal Offense of the Highest Order': The JCS, a Secret Confession, and the Theft of Nixon White House Records," at the Central Texas Military History Symposium, at Texas A&M University – Central Texas, August 4, 2012
Allen H. Redmon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, presented a paper entitled, ""What Makes a Man?' or the Coens' Recurring Interest in Stories of a Bunch of Men and One Woman (or Girl)," PCA/ACA SWTX regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 13-16 February 2013
Dr. Redmon also presented a paper entitled "The Irreverence of Hippity-Hop (and all the rest) in the Coens' The Ladykillers." South Central Modern Language Association Regional Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 8-10 November 2012 and a paper entitled "A Coen Construction as Something More Than Postmodern." Film and Television in the Twenty-First Century, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 2-3 November 2012
Robert M. Worley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, delivered a paper entitled, "The Pandora's Box of the Modern Day Penitentiary: Utilization of Inmate Informants," at the American Society of Criminology Conference in Chicago, 14-17 November 2012
Grants and Awards
Barb Altman, Assistant Professor of Management, Andria Schwegler, Assistant Professor in Psychology and Counseling, Lisa Bunkowski, Assistant Professor in History, and Yakut Gazi, Director of Distributed Learning and Instructional Technology, were awarded a research grant by Quality Matters for the project entitled: Analyzing Predictors of Faculty Behavior to Engage in Peer Review. This is one of four research grants Quality Matters awards annually.
Luke Nichter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, won an interim order by Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, against the U.S. Department of Justice on November 2, 2012, unsealing early 1970s records for which he has petitioned the court since 2009 related to the Watergate affair.
Larry Garner, Ph.D., Director of the Schools of Business and Arts and Sciences, continues to serve as President of the Federation of Business Disciplines and its 40th Annual Conference.
Yakut Gazi, Ph.D., Director of Distributed Learning and Instructional Technology, organized and moderated a panel on LMS Account and User Creation Practices across Institutions at the 12th Annual Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference on October 24-26, 2012 in Killeen, TX.
Dr. Gazi also joined the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Social Media in Society (http://thejsms.org/), joined the Editorial Peer-Reviewers for the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (http://jolt.merlot.org), and became the Vice-President and President-Elect of the Texas Blackboard Users Group.
Jody L. Fry, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing and Management, was reappointed to the editorial review boards of The Leadership Quarterly and The Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion.
Coady Lapierre, Ph.D., Department Chair for Psychology and Counseling and Associate Professor, accepted an appointment to Co-Chair the Journal Task Force for the Texas Association of School Psychologists.
Tammy Molina-Moore, MSSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Coordinator, joined the National Field Committee for the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.
Allen H. Redmon, Ph.D, Associate Professor English, accepted the position of Area of Chair for Film for the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA region; Dr. Redmon continues to serve on the presidential line for the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (SWCRS) and the program coordinator for the Arts, Literature, and Religion section of the American Academy of Religion for SWCRS