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Faculty Achievements, 2011-12

Department of Art and Visual Culture

Nils Lou, professor of art and visual culture:

  • Published Art of Play: Discovering the Secret to a Creative Life, or, the Goat Who Ate My Art (Blurb, Inc., 2011), which delves into the mysteries of how play is the driving force in creativity. The book explores the cultural influences of nurturing the innate playfulness in children through the early years as their brains absorb language skills, socialization and adaptive behavior, in fact, becoming creative, social animals. It was reviewed by Steven Branfman in “Clay Times,” fall edition 2011
  • Presented the paper, “The Studio as Playground,” Arts/Humanities Conference, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2012
  • Published the article, “East Creek Anagama at 25,” Studio Potter, Vol. 40/1, with Diane Lou
  • Featured in “Incendiary Eccentricities Coaxed from a Kiln,” by Bob Hicks, “Oregonian,” March 14, 2011
  • Featured in “Glazed Treasures” by Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, March 28, 2011
  • “Wild Women,” juried exhibit, River Gallery, Independence, Ore., 2011
  • 100 Artists, Plate on the Wall, Invitational, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, CERF benefit 2011
  • Flirting with the Muse, Invitational Exhibition of three Oregon artists, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, Ore., 2011.
  • Solo exhibit, “Naked Ladies and Other Anomalies,” Linfield Gallery 2012
  • Pots 100, “100 Wood-fired Cups,” POTS Gallery, Seattle, Wash., 2012
  • West Coast Wood-fire Exhibit, Fire Arts Center, Arcata, Calif., 2012
  • Presented a two-day workshop at Oregon State University, Corvallis, 2012
  • Juried the annual student art, districts 10 and 12, Scholastic Art
  • Juried the annual members’ show, Keiser Art Center, “World of Water”

Link: nilslou.blogspot.com

Ron Mills, professor of art and visual culture:

  • Community, Relationships, Nascence, three large murals for the new Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families at Oregon State University, sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission.
  • Blind Corners, Portals and Turning Points was on display Oct. 15-Nov. 12 in the Linfield Fine Art Gallery. Two paintings from that exhibition, Above and Below and Amapolas (diptych), have been selected for purchase by the Portland-based Regional Arts and Culture Council. They will be part of the Portable Works Collection to be placed in various governmental offices and facilities on a rotating basis.
  •  Successfully applied to the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland to have two of his paintings (see below) included among 52 pieces chosen for its Portable Works Collection by an independent panel of artists, curators and Multnomah County representatives. Through this Public Art program, these paintings will be placed in various governmental offices and facilities on a rotating basis throughout the City of Portland and Multnomah County.

Liz Obert, associate professor of art:

  • An exhibit, latitude longitude, at WallSpace Gallery in Seattle, Wash., Oct. 26-Dec. 3.
  • Selected for the juried exhibition On The Road: Travel Photography at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vt., Jan. 17-Feb. 11. Juror Sandra Chen Weinstein chose 40 photographs for the gallery exhibition, from over 900 photographs submitted. In addition to being in the gallery exhibition, Obert’s work will also be available for viewing online at http://www.vtphotoworkplace.com/id127.html.
  • Will be featured in The Photographers, 2012 juried selection, Blue Sky’s Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Portland, Oregon, at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland from April 2012 to March 2013.
  • Will be part of the group show, 9×12, at the Pen-Club Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 24 to Sept. 15, 2012.

Brian Winkenweder, professor of art history:

Edited Volumes:

Journal Articles:

  • “Richard Hamilton’s ‘Healthy Vigor’: Erotic Detumescence as Thantopic Tumescence” Art Criticism (Forthcoming, 2012).
  • “Daniel Heyman Bearing Witness” PLAZM 30 (August, 2011).
  • “The Homometrics of the eInterview” Reconstruction 9.1 (2009).

Contributed Essays:

  • “Cezanne’s Oedipal Complex: His Father’s Throne and His Lover’s Son,” in Alexandr Naymark, Ed., Festschrift for Joseph Masheck (Forthcoming, 2012).
  • “David Craven’s Future Perfect: Tensions between Political Engagement and Art History” in Brian Winkenweder, Ed. David Craven: A Bibliography (1976-2011), Albuquerque, N.M.: Editorial Arte, 2011.
  •  “Picturing Texts: Robert Morris’s ‘Beetle in a Box’” in Katia Schneller and Noura Weddell, Eds. Investigations: Robert Morris in the Expanded Field, Lyon: Éditions des Archives Contemporaines (Forthcoming, 2012).
  •  “Kuspit’s Humanness: Subjectivity and Psychoanalysis” in David Craven and Brian Winkenweder, Eds. Dialectical Conversions: Donald Kuspit’s Art Criticism, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011, 151-169.
  • “The Kitchen as Art Studio: Gender, Performance and Domestic Aesthetics” in Mary Jane Jacobs and Michelle Grabner, Eds. The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2010, 239-250.

Miscellaneous Publications:

 

Department of Biology

John Syring, assistant professor of biology, received a National Science Foundation grant of $56,311 for a three-year project titled, Collaborative Research: Novel Methodologies for Genome-scale Evolutionary Analysis of Multi-locus Data, a multi-institutional research effort. The grant supports his current research, which is also funded by a two-year grant of $39,000 from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

 

Department of Business

A group of Linfield representatives presented “Networking in Japan, China, and Malaysia: Strategies to Enhance Teaching, Learning and Research” at the ASIANetwork Conference in March in Portland. The group was chaired by Shaik Ismail, director of International Programs and associate professor of political science, and included panelists Nancy Drickey, associate professor of education; student Maylyn Foo ’13; Tyler Laird Magee, assistant professor of business; and John Sagers, associate professor of history.

 

Department of Chemistry

Six Linfield students accompanied four professors to the American Chemical Society meeting where they gave professional presentations alongside their mentors. Student presenters included Joell Reyes ‘12, Amy Cunningham ‘13, Mitchell Edwards ‘12, Dara Namazi ‘14, Kathryn Corp ’14 and Sean Boedeker ‘12. Faculty members involved in student research presentations included chemistry Professors Elizabeth Atkinson, James Diamond and Brian Gilbert.

 

Department of Computer Science

Martin Dwomoh-Tweneboah, associate professor of computer science, worked to help improve higher education standards and distance learning in Africa during his sabbatical spring 2011. He participated in a conference on distance education in Africa and was congratulated for his contribution to helping improve the standards of education in Africa by Graca Machel Mandela, the wife of Nelson Mandela.

 

Department of Economics

Eric Schuck, professor of economics:

Randy Grant, professor of economics,

  • Interviewed by Rachel Bachman of I for an article, “More demand despite tough times,” on the effect of macroeconomic stagnation and the demand for college football, Aug. 28, 2011, The Oregonian, C11.
  • Served as content coordinator for a textbook revision and produced content “Origin of the Idea” pieces) for the accompanying website, Economics, Brief Edition 2e, by McConnell/Brue/Flynn.

 

Department of Education

Kena Avila, assistant professor of education, gave a presentation on “Critical Questions and Critical Answers: How Reframing the Questions of Multicultural Children’s Literature Leads Us to Reexamine Critical Literacy” at the National Association of Bilingual Educators Conference, Dallas, Texas, Winter 2012.

Steve Bernhisel, associate professor of education, gave a presentation at National Science Teachers Association Convention, New Orleans, La., November 2011.

Nancy Drickey, associate professor of education,

  • Gave a presentation with Amy Shoemaker ’09 and Marissa Davis ’09 “Lessons learned from looking inside the classroom: A study of mathematics education in Japan,” the result of Student-Faculty Collaborative Research at the Eighteenth International Conference on Learning, Republic of Mauritius (virtual presentation), July 2011.
  • Gave a presentation with Maylyn Foo, “A comparison of middle school math classroom observations in China, Japan, and Malaysia,” the result of Student-Faculty Collaborative Research, Northwest Math Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2011.
  • Gave a presentation with Linfield student, Maylyn Foo, “Lessons Learned from student-faculty collaborative research in Japan, China, and Malaysia,” the result of Student-Faculty Collaborative Research, at the ASIANetwork Annual Conference, Portland.

Gennie Harris, assistant professor of education,

  • Presented “From prisons to performance ethnography: Undergraduate-faculty collaborative research,” with Blackhurst ‘11, E.; Germer ‘12, A.; Hazlett, C.; Jenkins, E.; & VanBlom ‘11, S., 8th International Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference, Vancouver, Wash. Feb. 23-24, 2012.
  • Presented “Can we be friends? Social justice work across epistemological differences” with Jean Moule, 8th International Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference, Vancouver, Wash. Feb. 23-24, 2012.
  • Presented “Leveraging emotions for learning in a cultural immersion experience” with Carol J. Brazo at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., April 13-17, 2012.
  • Presented “The perennial problem of white resistance and the promise of poststructuralism,” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., April 13-17, 2012.
  • Inward, outward, onward: Autoethnography of a dissertation in (qualitative) transitional space,” Publication in Qualitative Inquiry, 17(8), 725-731. 2011

Mindy Legard Larson ’95, associate professor of education,

  • Co-authored with Donna Kalmbach Phillips the article “Preservice Teachers Respond to And Tango Makes Three: Deconstructing Disciplinary Power and the Heteronormative in Teacher Education” which was published in the journal Gender and Education (March 2012, Volume 24, Number 2).
  • Presented with Donna Kalmbach Phillips, “Effective Writing Conferences in the CCSS Classroom: Acknowledging the Complexities of Teacher Language and Student Engagement,” at the Oregon Reading Association Winter Institute, February 2012, Portland, Ore.
  • Invited presentation “Effective writing conferences in the CCSS classroom: Acknowledging the complexities of teacher language and student engagement,” with Donna Kalmbach Phillips at the Oregon Reading Association Winter Institute, Portland, February 2012.
  • Presentation on “Refiguring case study methodology through agential realism: Possibilities and dilemmas of studying learning events as phenomena,” with Donna Kalmbach Phillips at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting,Vancouver, B.C., April 13-17, 2012.
  • Co-authored article “Preservice teachers respond to And Tango Makes Three: Deconstructing disciplinary power and the heteronormative in teacher education,” with Donna Kalmbach Phillips, published in Gender & Education, 24(2), 159-176.

A group of Linfield representatives presented “Networking in Japan, China, and Malaysia: Strategies to Enhance Teaching, Learning and Research” at the ASIANetwork Conference in March in Portland. The group was chaired by Shaik Ismail, director of International Programs and associate professor of political science, and included panelists Nancy Drickey, associate professor of education; student Maylyn Foo ’13; Tyler Laird Magee, assistant professor of business; and John Sagers, associate professor of history.

 

Department of English

Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, associate professor of English, published The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant (Peter Lang, 2010), which traces how modes of (un)belonging are represented within literary and cultural space and how migrancy, and in particular the postcolonial “intellectual” migrant, is symbolically and philosophically understood as a cultural icon of displacement in the West.

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, assistant professor of English,

  • Published an article on Shakespeare and Dickens in ELH: English Literary History
  • Has an article on Shakespeare burlesque forthcoming in Victorian Studies
  • Lectured on Shakespeare and Moliere in Ashland, Ore., for the annual conference of the Oregon Psychiatric Convention
  • Presented papers at the Dickens Universe in Santa Cruz, Calif., and the North American Victorian Studies Association in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Discussed the Shakespeare authorship movie “Anonymous” on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Think Out Loud”
  • Led a discussion of Lee Blessing’s Hamlet sequel, “Fortinbras,” at the Profile Theater.

David Sumner, associate professor of English and director of the Writing Center,

  • Guiding discussion on Pragmatism, Civility and the Civil War: What We Can Learn 150 Years Later, exploring Americans most distinctive contribution to philosophy and pragmatism, in the context of the American Civil War and current partisan politics. His discussions are part of the Oregon Humanities “The Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua,” offering Oregon nonprofits free programs that engage people in conversations facilitated by humanities scholars.
  • Addressed the topic of banned books and censorship at the McMinnville Public Library in September. His talk was part of the Freedom to Read Presentation celebrating Banned Books Week.
  • Published an essay advocating a balance between humans and wolves in an op-ed in the Salem Statesman Journal on Feb. 10.
  • Sumner and Susan Barnes Whyte, associate professor and library director, were awarded a grant of $1,000 by Oregon Humanities for the MacReads 2012 program featuring The Jump-Off Creek by author Molly Gloss, who will provide an author talk at Linfield College on April 30, 2012.

 

English Language and Culture Program

Kevin Matthew Bowles, ELCP instructor, presented Moving ESL Education from the College Classroom into our University Hospitals at Tri-TESOL 2011: English Without Borders. Bowles also works in the Department of Community Dentistry at Oregon Health and Science University to implement courses that will educate dental students on cultural competency – specifically on intercultural and doctoral communication patterns with ESL patients.

Edna Kovacs, English language and culture program instructor, led a Journal to the Self workshop, part of the Northwest Cancer Specialists Educational Series at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland on Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13.

 

Department of Health, Human Performance and Athletics

Laura Kenow, associate professor of health and human performance, co-authored the book chapter, “Psychological aspects of sport injury and rehabilitation,” with Wiese-Bjornstal, D. M., and  Flint, F. A. (2012), In S. K. Hillman (Ed.), Core concepts in athletic training and therapy (pp. 537-558). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.  This textbook is the first in Human Kinetics’ six-title Athletic Training Education series. Kenow worked with Brody Kadow ’12 and Nick Rawlins ‘12, to present a poster, “Mixed-martial arts and athletic training,” at the Northwest Athletic Trainers Association annual meeting and symposium March 30-April 1. Kenow also worked with Kirstie Franceschina ‘12, who presented research at the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meeting, “Not all athletes wear uniforms: The athletic trainer as a physician extender,” March 30-April 1, 2012, in Bellevue, Wash.

Garry Killgore, professor of health and human performance,

  • Presented an invited lecture, “Intelligent Training – Just Add Water: Welcome to Amphibia” at the 2012 NW American College of Sports Medicine annual conference, March 31, 2012.
  • Presented an invited lecture on water exercise, “Intelligent Training – Just Add Water™: Uniquely connecting Land and Water for Training and Rehabilitation,” at the XXI edition of the International Rehabilitation and Sports Traumatology Conference, Football Medicine Strategies for Knee Injuries, London, UK
  • Wrote the article, “Deep-Water Running: A Practical Review of the Literature with an Emphasis on Biomechanics,” for the February issue of Physician and Sports Medicine 40(1): 1-11, 2012

Jeff McNamee, associate professor of health and human performance,

  • Currently assessing the economic impact of mountain bicycle events in Oregon to quantify the economic impact of mountain bicycle events and guide services in Oregon. A secondary aim is to qualitatively describe how the events impact the rural communities in which they are held.
  • Part of a multi-institutional team (Oregon State University and Western Oregon University) examining the effects of physical activity on students’ cognitive health and academic performance.
  • Co-authored a journal article in the Journal of Teaching Physical Education titled “New perspectives for teaching physical education: Preservice teachers’ reflections on outdoor and adventure education.”
  • Active in recreational trail access and building issues and formed the Salem Area Trail Alliance, a non-profit trail advocacy group, in 2010.

Recent publications:

  • Timken, G, & McNamee, J. New perspectives for teaching physical education:     Preservice teachers’ reflections on outdoor and adventure education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 31, 21-38. (2012).
  • Timken, G., & McNamee, J. Teaching model-based physical education. In L. Ciccomascolo & E. Sullivan (Eds.), The dimensions of physical education and health education: An introduction to the discipline. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. (2012).
  • McNamee, J., & Steffen, J. Backpacking. In D. Mood, F. Musker, & J. Rink (Eds.), Sports and recreational activities for men and women (16th Ed.). St. Louis, MO: McGraw Hill. (2011).
  • McNamee, J., & Birdsal, S. Mountain biking. In J. Stiehl, & J. Steffen (Eds.), Outdoor pursuits in physical education. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. (2010).

Recent grants:

  • McNamee, J. The Salem greenway trail feasibility study, $1790, Specialized Dealer Grants. (2011).

 

Department of History

Sharon Bailey Glasco, associate professor of history,

  • Published Constructing Mexico City: Colonial Conflicts over Culture, Space, and Authority (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), which examines the spatial, material, and cultural dimensions of life in eighteenth-century Mexico City, through programs that colonial leaders created to renovate and reshape urban environments.
  • Presented a research paper on “Alcohol and the Concept of Modernity: The Social and Cultural Meanings of Alcohol in Late Eighteenth-Century Mexico City” at the The 19th annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium: “Food for Thought, For Writing and For Art” at the University of Miami, Miami, Fla., Feb. 18-19, 2011

A group of Linfield representatives presented “Networking in Japan, China, and Malaysia: Strategies to Enhance Teaching, Learning and Research” at the ASIANetwork Conference in March in Portland. The group was chaired by Shaik Ismail, director of International Programs and associate professor of political science, and included panelists Nancy Drickey, associate professor of education; student Maylyn Foo ’13; Tyler Laird Magee, assistant professor of business; and John Sagers, associate professor of history.

Scott Smith, associate professor of history, published Captives of Revolution: The Socialist Revolutionaries and the Bolshevik Dictatorship, 1918-1923 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). Smith presents both a convincing account of the defeat of the Socialist Revolutionaries and a deeper analysis of the significance of the political dynamics of the Civil War for subsequent Soviet history.

 

Department of Mass Communication

Michael Huntsberger, assistant professor of mass communication,

  • Had a chapter, “U.S. radio in the 21st Century: Staying the course in unknown territory” published in The Palgrave handbook of global radio. John Allen Hendricks (ed.), London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.
  • Had a chapter, “My show is a public service: How values of free expression and professionalism influence community radio,” published in Community radio in the 21st century, Janey Gordon (ed.), Oxford, UK: Peter Lang, 2012

Susan Currie Sivek, assistant professor of mass communication, was an invited panelist at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium March 8-10, 2012, at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

 

Department of Mathematics

Charles Dunn, associate professor of mathematics; Michael Hitchman, assistant professor of mathematics; and Jennifer Nordstrom, associate professor of mathematics, will be faculty mentors for the NSF-funded Willamette Valley REU-RET Consortium for Mathematics Research program (2012-14). They will administer $103,245 in funding over three summers to facilitate undergraduate research in mathematics. Willamette University’s Dr. Inga Johnson and Dr. Colin Starr are, respectively, the principal investigator and co-principal investigator for the overall project ($513,069). Other participating institutions include Lewis and Clark College and the University of Portland. This is the second round of funding for the mathematics research consortium.

Charles Dunn, associate professor of mathematics, has had several articles peer-reviewed,

Xiaoyue Luo, assistant professor of mathematics,

  • “Learning Topographic Representations of Nature Images with Pairwise Cumulant”, joint paper with Zhe Wang, Yaping Huang, Liang Wang and Siwei Luo, published in Neural Processing Letters archive, Volume 34, Issue 2, October 2011
  •  “Deblurring Gaussian-blur images: A preprocessing for rail head surface defect detection,” joint paper with Liang Wang, Yaping Hang, Siwei Luo and Xinlan Jiang, IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics – SOLI , 2011
  • Received a NSF grant for Pilot Instructor for Introduction to Statistics

Mathematics student achievement:

Two teams representing Linfield participated in the 2012 Math Modeling Contest; Zachary Davis ’14, Kyle Evitts ’14 and Anders Van Sandt ’12 received Meritorious recognition; and Gavin Broussard ’14, Feng Chen ’13 and Chao Guo ’13 received honorable mention.

 

Department of Music

Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music and band director,

  • Presented a cornet solo at the North Coast Symphonic Band concert in Astoria, March 11
  • Was one of 15 guest conductors selected to conduct the session “Quality Music Literature without Excessive Technical Demands” at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Southwestern/Northwestern combined regional meeting in Reno, Nev.. March 14-17, 2012. She conducted the Reno Wind Symphony in a four-movement work by Brian Balmages, “Elements or Petite Symphony.”

Anna Song, assistant director of music and choral director,

  • Led project with the female vocal ensemble In Mulieribus, entitled “Non Tacete: Be Not Silent” sponsored by the Regional Arts and Cultural Council that showcased music composed by women while exploring the impact of gender on female composers both past and present. On Oct. 8, 2011, in Portland the ensemble performed a concert featuring vocal music by women for women, including a new commission and an award-winning 2003 composition by Karen P. Thomas, Lux Lucis, and a new commission from Kay Rhie, “The Change of Color Is…”
  • Received grant support from Met Life Creative Connections Meet the Composer to bring composers of three contemporary works featured on In Mulieribus’ concert season to connect with audiences. An example of one of the composers can be viewed in the link below 2011-2012 Concert Season Portland Oregon. http://meetthecomposer.org/events/richard-toensing-and-mulieribus

Jill Timmons, professor of music and artist in residence, and Sylvain Fremaux received a grant of $1,000 from the Nathan Family Charitable Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for the English translation of Joseph Lewinski’s four-volume French biography on noted Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch. Prior to this grant, the translation team received support from the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation.

Music student achievement:

Jenny Morgan ’13, Kaia Machalek ’12, Amanda Pierce ’15 and Zoe Rozzi ’13 participated in the 2012 Intercollegiate Honor Band of the College Band Directors National Association Conference Southwestern/Northwestern regional meeting in Reno Nev., March 14-15, 2012. For more information about the conference, go to http://wnwcbdna.org/

 

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

Kathleen Spring, collections management librarian/assistant professor, published the article “Takin’ it to the web: updating operations manuals for today’s techno-realities” in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Electronic Reserve.

David Sumner, associate professor of English, and Susan Barnes Whyte, associate professor and library director, were awarded a grant of $1,000 by Oregon Humanities for the MacReads 2012 program featuring The Jump-Off Creek by author Molly Gloss, who will provide an author talk at Linfield College on April 30, 2012.

Barbara Valentine, professor of reference and service librarian, presented the paper, “Ask Them – They’ll Tell You!: Eliciting Student Perspectives to Improve Services,” at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL ) 2011 Conference: Declaration of Interdependence March 30-April 2, 2011, Philadelphia, Pa.

Jean Caspers, assistant professor and reference and instruction librarian, and Susan Barnes Whyte, associate professor and library director,

  • Gave the presentation, “The Importance of Deep Engagement with Student Learning,” at a satellite meeting of International Federation of Library Associations with the theme The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning, Aug. 9, 2012, Tampere, Finland.
  • Gave two presentations, “Collaborations & Assessments: Teaming for Student Learning” and “Approaches to Information Literacy: Integration into the Curriculum,” at a Czech Republic national library conference, May 11, 2011, Kouty, Hotel Luna, Czech Republic.
  • Presented a two-day Information Literacy Workshop for American University librarians from various countries at the AMICAL Information Literacy Workshop, American International Consortium of Academic Libraries, The American University of Paris, May 16-17, 2011. Paris, France.

 

Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing

Joyce Betita, director of the Experiential Learning Resource Center; Melissa Jones, assistant professor of nursing; Chris Kahle, manager of Simulation Operations; and Karen Maxwell, assistant professor of nursing, received a grant of $4,500 from the Jackson Foundation for the Electronic Health Records Initiative to incorporate electronic health records management into the revised nursing school curriculum. Along with the previous grant of $25,000 from the Ann and Bill Swindells Charitable Trust, this brings the total funding to $29,500 for the project.

Henny Breen,visiting associate professor of nursing, had the manuscript “Virtual Collaboration in the Online Educational Setting: A Concept Analysis” accepted for publication in the Nursing Forum.

Beverly Epeneter, professor of nursing, and Sue Butell, professor of nursing, co-authored with Dave Cadiz, Chris O’Neill, and Basilia Basin the article, “A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of a Substance Use Awareness Educational Intervention for Nursing Students,” that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Nursing Education.

Joanna Kaakinen, professor of nursing, has been invited to serve on the Mayday Interprofessional Pain Management Competency Advisory Committee, sponsored by the UC Davis Health System. The goal is to develop interprofessional competencies related to pain, for nursing and medical students. From there, a curriculum will be developed for implementation in nursing and medical schools, in an effort to improve clinical practice/care.

Kim Kintz, assistant professor of nursing, has received a Faculty Development Grant award. She will travel to Cameroon with Neal Rosenburg, associate dean of nursing for distance education, to conduct research on current levels of HIV knowledge among HIV infected pregnant women.

Patrice O’Donovan, Portland Campus library director, and co-author Dolores Judkins presented “Finding the Evidence: Evidence Based Nursing Resources for Health Information Professionals,” at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in May 2012 Seattle, Wash.

Neal Rosenburg, associate dean of nursing for distance education, will present a poster, “How Does HIV Related Stigma Impact HIV Care in an Outpatient US Clinic Population?” at the 19th International AIDS Conference in July 2012, in Washington, D.C. In addition, his article “HIV-Related Stigma Among Nursing Students in Cameroon” was published in The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care in March-April this year. Rosenburg has also been selected to participate in the AACN’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, beginning with a five-day intensive seminar this summer in Colorado Springs, Co., followed by meetings next year.

Laura Rodgers, professor of nursing, and Barbara Limandri, professor of nursing, presented a paper, “PTSD Related Sleep Disturbances: Non-pharmacologic and Pharmacologic Interventions” at the 25th American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 22. In clinical practices, the two treat patients with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many of these clients experience severe sleep disturbances including terrifying nightmares which greatly impacts their ability to function. Their paper focused on how clinicians treat patients with PTSD who have these sleep disturbances. They will also present the poster “Approaches to Treatment Resistant Depression” at the 26th annual conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) in November 2012.

Barbara Limandri, professor of nursing,

  • had a chapter entitled “Metabolic Syndrome with Psychotropic Medications” accepted for the Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses (fall publication);
  • a manuscript, The Plight of Personality Disorders in the DSM V, has been accepted for publication this fall in a special edition of Issues in Mental Health Nursing, edited by G. McKnany.Rosenburg has been selected to participate in the AACN’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program; this fellowship begins with a 5-day intensive seminar later this summer in Colorado Springs, followed by meetings during this next year.

Laura Rodgers, professor of nursing, served on the APNA’s Scholarly Review Committee this year and reviewed abstracts for the APNA presentations.

The Linfield nursing program received a grant of $50,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Associate dean Bev Epeneter and former associate deans Peggy Wros and Laura Rodgers have provided crucial oversight of the program. Current employees Gerardo Ochoa, Michael Reyes Andrillon and Mindy Cowan, and former employees Leticia Hernandez, Claudia Garcia, Ninfa Murillo and David Groff have all played a key role in NCIN program implementation, which has translated into successful reapplications for funding. Todd McCollum has been helpful in providing the data needed for the application. Since 2008, Linfield has been the recipient of three grants totaling $290,000 in New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) scholarship funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. These scholarships go to students from populations underrepresented in nursing who are enrolled in our accelerated nursing program.

 

Department of Philosophy

Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, associate professor of philosophy,

  • Recipient of the Samuel H. Graf Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding teaching, scholarship and service to the Linfield community.
  • Elected as conference chair and member of the executive council of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport 2010-12, his second term http://www.iaps.net
  • Joined the Editorial Board of the academic journal Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, published by Routledge http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1751-1321&linktype=145
  • “Ortega y Gasset, José,” entry for the International Encyclopedia of Ethics, print and online editions. H. Lafollette (Ed.). Refereed. Winter 2012
  • “Go tell the Spartans: Honor, Courage, and Excellence,” chapter in The Olympics and Philosophy. H. Reid & M. Austin (Eds.). Kentucky University Press, June 2012
  • “On the Crest of the Wave: The Sublime, Tempestuous, Graceful, and Existential Facets of Sailing,” chapter in edited book on Sailing and Philosophy, co-authored  with L. Glagliaradini; J. Jáuregui Wiley Blackwell. Patrick Good (Ed.) June 2012
  • “A New Heart for Turkish Soccer: a MacIntyrean analysis of the beautiful game,” in a special issue on Soccer in the Middle East, for journal Soccer & Society, co-authored with Halit Cem Kuleli 2010 Linfield graduate, will be published also as part of an edited book by Routledge. Summer 2012. I. Khalidi,J. Montague, A. Raab (Eds.)
  • “An East-West Comparative Analysis of Mushin and Flow,” co-authored with Kevin Krein for a special volume Philosophy and the Martial Arts.  D. Young, S. Priest (Eds.). Winter 2012
  • Published a review of “Climbing – Philosophy for Everyone: Because it is There.” S. Schmidt. (Ed)
  • Book review (refereed) for the journal Sport, Ethics, and Philosophy (Routledge). March 2012
  • Review of Gol de Media Cancha: Conversaciones para disfrutar del deporte plenament, Cesar R. Torres.
  • Book review in Spanish of book on philosophy of sport published in Argentina and Spain. January 2012 http://www.dilemata.net/revista/index.php/dilemata
  • Review of Gol de Media Cancha, Cesar R. Torres. Book review in English (different content from the one in Spanish for same book). For journal Sport, Ethics and Philosophy (Routledge). Summer 2012
  • “El Equipo Justo,” article for Brazilian academic journal Revista de Ciências Sociais. Co-authored with Cesar Torres. June 2011

Philosophy student achievement:

Halit Cem Kuleli ’10 and Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, associate professor of philosophy, co-authored the article, “A New Heart for Turkish Soccer: a MacIntyrean analysis of the beautiful game,” for a special issue of the journal Soccer & Society; to be published also as part of a book by Routledge. Winter 2012.

Sean Naubert ’11 presented two referred professional presentations at two conferences. He presented “Cybersport 2.0: Legitimization and Ethical Dimensions of Videogames” at the 39th annual meeting of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and at the sixth International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games (Madrid). It was it is part of his senior thesis, directed by Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, associate professor of philosophy, and Kaarina Beam, assistant professor of philosophy.

 

Department of Physics

William Mackie, professor of physics,

  • Received a grant for $803,000 from Air Force Research Laboratory through Applied Physics Technologies for research UHTC Schottky Emitters.
  • Gave a presentation with co-authors J. Lovel and G. Magera on “Cold Field, Thermal-Field, and Schottky Emission from HfC(310) Sources” at the EIPBN 2012 national conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii, June 2012
  • Gave a poster presentation on “Hafnium Carbide Thermal Sources in CO and CO2 Environments” based on collaborative research with Josh Lovell ’10 and co-author G. Magera, was presented at the IVEC/IVESC 2012, Monterey, Calif., April 2012.
  • Gave a presentation on “Hafnium Carbide CFE, TFE, and Schottky Electron Sources,” coauthored with J. Lovell, G. Magera, IVEC/IVESC 2012 Monterey, Calif., April 2012.
  • Published paper on “Defined emission area and custom thermal electron sources,” co-authored with G.G. Magera, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 29 (6), Nov/Dec 2011.

Jennifer Heath, associate professor of physics,

  • Wrote a peer reviewed journal article, “Measurement of semiconductor surface potential using the scanning electron microscope,” with co-authors: C. S. Jiang, M. M. Al-Jassim.
  • Wrote a peer reviewed journal article “Scanning Capacitance Spectroscopy on n+-p asymmetrical Junctions in Multicrystalline Si Solar Cells,” with co-authors C. S. Jiang; M. M. Al-Jassim, J. Appl. Phys 110, 014514, (2011).
  • Wrote a book chapter, “Capacitance spectroscopy of thin-film solar cells,” with co-author Zabierowski in the book, “Advanced Characterization Techniques for Thin-Film Solar Cells,” Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co, 2011 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-3527410031.html
  • Gave a presentation on “Imaging the solar cell pn junction and depletion region using secondary electron contrast,” co-authored with C. S. Jiang, M. M. Al-Jassim, American Physical Society, Boston, Mass., March 2012
  • Gave a presentation on “Imaging the solar cell pn junction and depletion region,” co-authored with C. S. Jiang, M. M. Al-Jassi, at the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists conference, Seattle, 2011. The presentation was published in the conference proceedings.
  • Gave a presentation on “Nanoelectrical Characterizations of n+-p Asymmetrical Junctions Using Atomic Force Microscopy-Based Techniques” with co-authors C. S. Jiang, , H.R. Moutinho, J.V. Li, and M.M. Al-Jassim, at the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists conference, Seattle, 2011. The presentation was published in the conference proceedings.
  • Served as 2011 chair of the executive committee and chair of the regional conference held in Corvallis; in 2012 she serves as past-chair of the executive committee and chair of the nominations committee.
  • Received a $450 travel grant from the American Physical Society to attend a professional skills development workshop on communication and negotiation skills.

 

Department of Political Science

Nick Buccola, assistant professor of political science,

  • Received two grants: $2,000 from The Jack Miller Center for Constitution Day activities and another $6,000 from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation to fund a reading group and bring speakers to campus.
  • Published the essay, Recovering the Progressive Frederick Douglass, in the Winter 2012 magazine Dissent.
  • Published the essay, Frederick Douglass’ enduring lessons, in the Baltimore Sun Feb. 20.
  • Published the essay, Proposition 8 is morally wrong Feb. 9 in The Oregonian.
  • Published the book, The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass (New York University Press).
  • Published the essay, Reasons to protect education funding compelling, Feb. 23 in the Statesman Journal.

The ASIANetwork awarded Pat Cottrell, assistant professor of political science, and students Morgan Christiansen ‘13, Bridget Grant ‘13, Kole Kracaw ‘13, Leanne McCallum ‘13 and William McHenry ‘13 a grant of $28,073 to perform research on the Burmese refugee crisis in Thailand in June and July of 2012.

 

Department of Psychology

Lee Bakner, professor of psychology, presented the poster, “Cue Salience in Place Conditioning: Cocaine-induced CPP using Visual or Tactile Cues,” with Garceau, G.W. at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Ill., May 2012.

Jennifer Linder, associate professor of psychology,

Tanya Tompkins, associate professor of psychology,

  • presented the poster, “Reducing stigma toward the transgender community: An evaluation of a humanizing and perspective-taking intervention,” with Kimberly Hillman ’12 and Fatemah Ordoubadi ’11 at the Society for Research in Adolescence March 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and at the Linfield College Science and Student Collaborative Research and Creative Projects Symposia
  • presented the poster, “Data-driven change in Oregon psychologists’ knowledge and attitudes about prescriptive authority,” with Robyn Dolson ’12 and Jenna Johnson ’12 at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, Ill., in May 2012 and at the Linfield College Science & Student Collaborative Research and Creative Projects Symposia.
  • presented the poster, “Expectations About Disclosure: Does Gender Moderate the Relationship Between Expectations and Co-Rumination?” with Allison Elliott ’12 and Jessica Lucas ’13 at the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, Ill., May 2012 and at the Linfield College Science & Student Collaborative Research and Creative Projects Symposia.
  • presented the poster, “Internal and external factors associated with illicit prescription drug use in college students,” with Robyn Dolson ’12 and Eric Tompkins ’12 at the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, Ill, in May 2012 and the Linfield College Science & Student Collaborative Research and Creative Projects Symposia.

Yanna Weisberg, assistant professor of psychology,

  • Presented the poster, “Love and the one you’re with: Effects of own and partner personality on relationship variables,” with Simpson, J.A., and DeYoung, C.G. at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, Calif., January 2012.
  • presented the poster, “Identification of a new source of bias in personality assessment: Individual differences in trait desirability,” with Ludeke, S. and DeYoung, C. at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, Calif., January 2012.
  • presented the poster, “Trust across relationship context: When the high trust of one can (and cannot) buffer the low trust of the other,” with Kim, J.S. & Simpson, J.A. at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, Calif., January 2012.
  • published “Gender differences in personality across the ten aspects of the Big Five,” co-authored with DeYoung, C.G. & Hirsh, J.B.in Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 178, 1-11, 2011, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00178

 

Department of Religious Studies

David Fiordalis, assistant professor of religious studies,

  • Gave an invited lecture on the topic of miracles in Buddhist literature at the Dharmacakra Academic Center in Patan, Kathamandu, Nepal, August 2011.
  • Gave an invited lecture and led discussion on his recent publication, “Miracles in Indian Buddhist narratives and doctrines,” in Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 33.1-2 (2011), at a graduate seminar on research methods at Maitripa College in Portland, May 2012.
  • Presented a paper, “On methodological considerations of textual prioritization in ‘early Buddhism,” at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN), co-sponsored by University of Washington and University of British Columbia, Seattle, Wash. March 2012.
  • Presented a paper at the 222 Annual Conference of the American Oriental Society, Boston, Mass., March 2012.
  • Published a chapter in Yoga Powers: Extraordinary Capacities Attained Through Meditation and Concentration, edited by Knut Jacobsen (Leiden: Brill, 2012), pp. 97-126. 2012.
  • Edited a collection of six articles that appeared in early 2012 in the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, one of the premier fora for the international community of scholars of Buddhism. The collection included a lead article written by Fiordalis. 2011.

 

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Rob Gardner, associate professor of sociology, presented “City and Countryside in Transition: Understanding Contemporary India through Service-learning” at the ASIANetwork Conference in March in Portland.

Tom Love, professor of anthropology, was honored with the Allen and Pat Kelley Faculty Scholar Award in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement.

 

Department of Theatre and Communication Arts

Brenda DeVore Marshall, professor of theatre and communication arts; Ty Marshall, professor of theatre arts; and Jackson Miller, associate professor of communication arts,

  • Received $3,500 from Oregon Arts Commission’s Arts Builds Communities program for their project Launching Through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City. The grant supports the collection and digitization of oral histories and artifacts of the dory fishermen and women and development of ethno-dramatic script about the dory fleet to be produced in McMinnville and in Pacific City.
  • Marshall, Miller and Linfield Forensics are part of the $2.9 million grant-funded Chinese Debate Program as part of a six-college initiative led by Dr. Robert Trapp of Willamette University, the lead applicant.
  • Marshall and Miller were awarded a grant of $18,000 from the Foundation to Promote Open Society/International Debate Education Association to allow students at colleges and universities with novice British Parliamentary debate programs to attend the United States Universities Debate Championship hosted by Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, April 13-15, 2012.

Jackson Miller, associate professor of communication arts,

  • Continues to lead discussions on The Voters Have Spoken: Oregon’s Most Controversial Ballot Initiatives that center on the unique role that Oregonians have as “citizen lawmakers” through the Oregon ballot initiative process. The discussions are part of the Oregon Humanities “The Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua,” offering Oregon nonprofits free programs that engage people in conversations facilitated by humanities scholars. Jackson has participated since 2010 and has been invited to continue through 2013.
  • Co-authored, along with Hernan Bonomo and Juan M. Mamberti, Tolerancia Critica y Cuidadania Activa: Una Introduccion Practica al Debate Educativo (International Debate Education Association, 2010), Idebate Press’s first release in Spanish which offers educators a hands-on guide for implementing debate practices in classrooms and non-formal educational settings.