Faculty Achievements – May 2016

May 25, 2016

Pamela “Pam” Bailey, associate professor of education

With a colleague from George Mason, a presentation, “Supporting Mathematics Specialists: Identification and development of high leverage practices,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, San Francisco, April. Their session was based on a year-long study that also included a professor from the University of Maine.

Sharon Barnes, director of Baldwin Online and Adult Programs regional center in Roanoke, and Kari Frenz, academic advisor

Presented a concurrent session, Mid-Atlantic Regional ACHE Conference, Ocean City, Maryland, April. Their presentation, “Online Learners — Let’s Talk about Seeds, Flowers, and Weeds,” focused on techniques to engage online learners and discussed common challenges.

Ruth Harbin Miles, adjunct faculty member, and Lois A. Williams, adjunct faculty member

Co-authored a book, The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded: What They Say, What They Mean, and How to Teach Them, 2016 edition published by Corwin Press.

Nathan “Ben” Herz, occupational therapy program director

National occupational therapy representative to the interdisciplinary online blog at the National Parkinson’s Foundation website, www.parkinsons.org, April.

Facilitated a presentation, “Pharmacy for individuals with Parkinson’s and their caregivers,” Fishersville Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Fishersville, April.

An invited presentation, “Research Update and Q/A for individuals with Parkinson’s and their caregivers,” Roanoke, March.

Jennifer Hunt, assistant professor, PA program

A presentation, “Workplace Wellness,” AAPA’s annual conference, San Antonio, May 16.

Sara Nair James, professor of art history

A book, Art in England from the Saxons to the Tudors: 600-1600, coming out this summer from Oxbow Books, Oxford England.

Paula Kiser, instruction and electronic resources librarian

Encyclopedia entries to be published in two upcoming reference works: five entries in Reforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era published by ABC/CLIO-Greenwood and two entries in the Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Presented a poster, “Writing on the Wall: Using Whiteboard Walls to Engage Student Learning,” the Innovative Library Classroom Conference, Radford University, May 11.

Robert “Bob” Klonoski, associate professor of business

An article, “Defining Employee Benefits: A Managerial Perspective,” The International Journal of Human Resource Studies, May.

Katherine Low, assistant professor of religion and college chaplain

A book chapter, “Space for Women and Men: Masculinity Studies in Feminist Biblical Interpretation,” Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect. Volume 3, Methods. Edited by Susanne Scholz, to be published by Sheffield Phoenix Press, May.

Cathy “Cat” McPherson, associate professor of business

After attending the Spring Sullivan Faculty Retreat in Raleigh, NC, invited by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation to become a Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow and join the 2016 Class. This three- year faculty fellowship is focused on supporting faculty who are interested in incorporating social innovation and entrepreneurship into new or existing classes and/or proposed projects that serve to deepen knowledge of students interested in the field.

David Paulk, director of the Physician Assistant Program

“Psychosocial issues, recognition, and advocacy in child maltreatment,” Drexel University.

Spoke regarding recognition of hidden signs of child abuse, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Staunton, May 26.

“Child abuse recognition and disclosure; and acute diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in children and adolescents,” Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, June 6.

“Acute diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in children and adolescents,” Virginia Academy of PAs annual conference in Virginia Beach, July 27. Will also serve as chair of the Virginia Association of PA Programs for a third year at the conference.

Appointed to the United States Medical Licensing Exam Board.

Edmund “Rick” Potter, assistant professor of history

A review of Erik Larson’s work, “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” published on H-War, H-Net Reviews, April.

Linda Seestedt-Stanford, founding vice president of The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences

Asked to be a symposium leader on Innovative STEM and Health Sciences Learning Spaces for the 21st Century, Charlotte, NC April.

Pamela Stephenson, assistant professor, occupational therapy

Co-authored an article: Laverdure, P., Seruya, F. M., Stephenson, P., & Cosbey, J. (2016). Paradigm transitions in pediatric practice: Tools to guide practice. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 1(2), 5-7.