Scholarly Accomplishments: February 2022

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

Lisa Burns, associate professor of occupational therapy, and Sarah McCaddon, assistant professor of occupational therapy 

Presented two posters with their students at the virtual Fall Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Conference.   

  • With OT student Harleigh Hanselman, “No one left behind: Occupational therapy’s role in supporting military personnel transitioning to civilian life”
  • With OT student Lori Potter, “Empowering occupational justice for all in long-term care facilities”

Allison Ellington, director of the Occupational Therapy Program

Facilitated a roundtable discussion, “Treating Functional Cognition,” Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Adult Community of Practice, Dec. 7.

Krissy Egan, associate professor of English

An article “‘She was a natural creature again’: Bathing and Racial Degeneracy in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark,” forthcoming in the spring issue of Studies in American Fiction.

A book review of Char Miller and Clay S. Jenkinson’s Theodore Roosevelt: Naturalist in the Arena, Western Historical Quarterly, autumn 2021.

Brianna Kurtz, assistant professor of education

Presented a research colloquium, “Mathematics, Interrupted: Challenges in the Return to Formal Schooling for Displaced Learners,” to the faculty of Georgia Southern University, Jan. 21.

Carolyn Moore, associate professor of physical therapy

A poster presentation, “Balance Measures and Stair Climbing Confidence in Individuals with Transtibial Limb Loss: Preliminary Results,” coauthored with K. O’Sullivan, J. Wyker, L. Samuels, and B. Miller, American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb. 3, San Antonio, TX.

Paige Reed, instructor of criminal justice

Completed their PhD in December, with the dissertation “Community Attitudes Towards Juvenile Sex Offenders and Registration in Virginia.” 

Jim Sconyers Jr., associate professor of art

Work exhibited at the Beverley Street Studio School Gallery on the faculty wall, Nov. 19 through Jan. 9.

New work scheduled to exhibit at the 2022 Southeastern Graphics Council International Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, as part of a pop-up exhibition, “Refugee,” coordinated by Professor of Art Emeritus Ed Bernstein of the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, Indiana University.

Carey Usher, associate provost, and Sheila Tolley, university registrar

A presentation, “Reorienting Retention: A Data Driven Strategy for Academic Success,” 2021 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Dec.

Kayla Watkins, social media manager

Received a certificate of completion from Google Analytics Academy for completing “Google Analytics for Beginners.”