Scholarly Achievements

December 11, 2018

Here are the latest accomplishments in scholarship, research, and craft by MBU faculty and staff.

Pam Bailey, assistant professor of education

The Virginia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, of which she is president, held their second annual retreat at MBU this fall, including representatives from five different universities.

Calvin Chung, assistant professor of business

A poster, “Servant Leadership in Nonprofit: Do National Cultures Matter?” International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference, Oct. 24-27, West Palm Beach, Florida.

A paper, “Cultural Concerns on Redesigning Organizational Structure: A Case Study of an INGO,” Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Nov. 15-17, Austin, Texas.

Paul Menzer, director, Shakespeare and Performance Program

Three Christopher Marlowe-related accomplishments:

  • A lecture, “The Devil and Doctor Faustus,” July, International Marlowe Conference, Wittenburg, Germany.
  • An article by the same name, Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce, and The Book Trade, published in September, Cambridge University Press.
  • A new critical edition of Doctor Faustus (the first of the 1616 “B-Text” in 25 years), published in November, Methuen Drama.

David Pallister, program coordinator, post-professional occupational therapy doctorate 

American Psychological Association citation for recent poster presentation:

Grampurohit, N. & Pallister, D.S. Online teaching in occupational therapy: The four-perspective framework. Poster session presented at the 2018 Florida Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Orlando, FL (October 27)

Brenci Patiño, associate professor of Spanish 

A speaker in the roundtable “Enhancing the U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture Classroom with Non-Literary Pedagogical Resources,” part of the 68th annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Oct. 4-6, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She focused specifically on the use of podcasts for enhancing Latinx Studies instruction.

Colleen Pendry, adjunct professor of art

Sculptural installations featured in Multifarious II, a faculty exhibition at Blue Ridge Community College, running Oct. 19 through Dec. 5, BRCC’s Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Work in mixed media/encaustic and experimental printmaking featured in the group exhibition Full Circle, Wayne Theater, Waynesboro, running Nov. 29, 2018  through Feb. 24, 2019.

Lisa Shoaf, director, Physical Therapy Program

Co-presented an educational session with Judy Steel from Virginia Commonwealth University, “Experiential Anatomy for the Dancer: Tips for Teachers,” International Association for Dance Medicine and Science Annual Conference, Oct. 25, Helsinki, Finland.

Co-presented with Gail Tarleton, director of clinical education for the Physical Therapy Program at Murphy Deming, an educational session, “Going to New Heights in Interprofessional Education: One University Shares Ideas and Experiences from their Innovative IPE Courses,” American Physical Therapy Association’s Educational Leadership Conference, Oct. 12, Jacksonville, Florida.

Participated in a panel discussion, “How Can Academic Leadership Drive Excellence in Online Education?” American Physical Therapy Association’s Educational Leadership Conference, Oct. 14.

Pamela Stephenson, assistant professor, Occupational Therapy Program

Received an award, Educator Award of Merit 2018, from the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association.

A presentation, “I’m supporting an occupational therapy capstone experience! What will make it successful?” with Burns, L., Hull, H., and Sheard, K., Virginia Occupational Therapy Association State Conference, Oct. 26-28, Wintergreen Resort.

A poster presentation, “How does providing jail-based services impact OT students’ perceptions of occupational justice?” Virginia Occupational Therapy Association State Conference, Oct. 26-28, Wintergreen Resort.

Supported three student poster presentations at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association State Conference:

  • Benito, R. and Stephenson, P. “Is There a Need for Occupational Therapy Services in Working with Correctional Officers?”
  • Whalen, K., Conyers, T., and Stephenson, P. “Growing Together: The Role of Occupational Therapy in prenatal health.”
  • Saal, A., Doss, H., and Stephenson, P. “What’s on your app? A look into apps utilized in jails and prisons.”

Sandy Wagoner and Lisa Burns, both assistant professors, Occupational Therapy Program

A presentation, “Mom’s having a knee replacement: Now you’re a caregiver. Using your new role as a teaching tool.” Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, Oct. 12, St. Petersburg, Florida.

A presentation, “When occupational therapists become caregivers: Golden opportunities accompany new roles.” Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Annual State Conference, Oct. 27, Wintergreen Resort.