Scholarly Achievements: March 2021

Here are the latest accomplishments in scholarship, research, publications, and professional development by MBU faculty and staff.

Donovan Branche, assistant professor of business

Presented a paper, “Diversity and Inclusion Toolbox: Action Items for the Nonprofit Sector,” Leading Change Conference, Harrisonburg.  

An article, “Re-visioning: African-American Women & Nonprofit Leadership,” accepted for publication, Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. 

Christopher Harnish, founder and director of exercise sports science 

A review, “Using Field Based Data to Model Sprint Track Cycling Performance,” Sports Medicine, co-authored with Hamish Ferguson and Jeff Chase. 

Lise Keiter, professor of music

Served as an adjudicator, online National Finals of the Music Teachers’ National Association piano competitions, March. She judged all three levels, including middle school, high school, and college students.  

Roderic Owen, professor of philosophy 

Elected to the Board of the North American Welsh Foundation (NAWF), which awards scholarship and research grants to graduate students and young scholars on both sides of the Atlantic who are engaged in research or pedagogy related to Welsh history, culture, or language. 

Rachel Potter, director of Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies

An accepted chapter for publication, “Inequities Revealed: Pre-Pandemic Online Students and Faculty during the Global Health Crisis,” Handbook of Research on Inequities in Online Education During Global Crises

A presentation, “Using Behavior Analytic Principles to Enhance On-Campus and Online Instruction,” Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, February 5, 2021. 

A presentation, “Teaching with a Tater: Enhancing Inclusive Instruction with Hasbro’s Potato Head,” Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, March 11, 2021

Pam Stephenson, assistant professor of occupational therapy 

Published a book chapter, “Best Practices in Intervention Under Part C,” Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood (a new publication from the American Occupational Therapy Association). 

A presentation, “Authentic Assessment: A Natural Fit for Pediatrics,” Virginia State Occupational Therapy Association Children and Youth conference.