Listed here are self-reported faculty accomplishments in research, teaching, and scholarly achievement along with other professional activities.

Rebecca E. Drenovsky, Mairgareth A. Christman, Jeremy J. James, and James H. Richards published “Environmental stress and genetics influence nighttime leaf conductance in the C4 grass Distichlis spicata” in Functional Plant Biology Vol. 36 (2009):50-55.

Prof. Drenovsky, JoAnn M. Halloway, Martin B. Goldhaber, and Kate M. Scow published “Spatial and seasonal variations in mercury methylation and microbial community structure in a historic mercury mining area, Yolo County, California” in Chemical Geology 267 (2009):85-95.

Jeffrey S. Dyck, Xiaofeng Qui, Yixin Zhao, Ian M. Steward, and Clemens Burda published “Impovement of the thermoelectric power factor through anisotropic growth of nanostructured PbSe thin films,” in Royal Society of Chemistry 3 (2010) 1095-1100.

Prof. Dyck, Yixin Zhao, Brett M. Hernandez, and Clemens Burda published “Enhancing Thermoelectric Performance of Ternary Nanocrystals through Adjusting Carrier Concentration” in Journal of the American Chemical Society Communications 132.14 (2010): 4982-4983.

Prof. Dyck, Yixin Zhao, Brett M. Hernandez, and Clemens Burda published “Improving Thermoelectric Properties of Chemically Synthesized Bi2Te3-Based Nanocrystals by Annealing,” in Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114.26 (2010): 11607-11613.

Gwen Compton-Engle presented a paper on “Doing Funny Things with Costume in Greek Old Comedy” at the Ancient Drama in Performance conference at Randolph College October 9. The conference took place outdoors in a Greek-style theater and was held in conjunction with Randolph College’s annual Greek play.

Prof. Compton-Engle presided over a paper session about Greek literature at the Ohio Classical Conference, hosted by Ohio State University October 15, 2010.

Katherine Gyékényesi Gatto published “Whither Spain? Humanism, the New Europe, and the Spanish State in L’auberge espagnole” in Rondas Literarias de Pittsburgh, ed. Gregorio C. Martín. New Kensington, PA: Grelin Press, 2010.

Robert Thomas Noll and Pamela V. Noll published “Lady Tess,” in A New Adaptation in Two Acts of Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” Brooklyn Publishers, LLC (2010).

Walter O. Simmons and Thomas J. Zlatoper published “Obesity and motor vehicle deaths in the USA: a state-level analysis,” in the Journal of Economic Studies 37.5 (2010): 544-556. Online at

Nancy Taylor and Karen Broer gave a presentation at the All Ohio Counselors Conference (AOCC) on November 4th in Columbus titled “SOS – Stamp Out Stress: A Wellness Model for Stress Reduction.”

Prof. Taylor also recruited three alumni of the School Counseling program who are site supervisors for our school counseling interns to create and present “A Developmental Model for Supervising School Counseling Interns: Conversation and a Demonstration” at the AOCC November 4th. Dr. Taylor’s co-presenters were: Michelle Jackson, a professional school counselor in the Cleveland Heights – University Heights City Schools, Timeka Paylor from Warrensville Heights City Schools, and Kim Zannetti from the West Geauga School District. Ms. Zannetti also serves as adjunct faculty in the School Counseling program.

Peter Kvidera published “Ethnic Identity and Cultural Catholicism in Pietro di Donato’s Christ in Concrete” in MELUS 35.3 (Fall 2010): 157-181.

Maria N. Marsilli and Priscilla Cisternas published “Los Senderos de la Idolatria: El Viajes de Vazquez de Espinosa por los Altos de Arica, 1618” in Changara Revista de Antropologia Chilena, Vol. 41, November 2, 2010, pp. 465-476

Nathan Hartman, Larry J. Williams and Cavazotte Flavia published “Method Variance and Marker Variables: A Review and Comprehensive CFA Marker Technique” in Organizational Research Methods 13.3 (2010):477:514.

Daniel W. Palmer, Marc Kirschenbaum, Anthony M. Lanese, Robert H. Bledsoe, and Ravi Vaidyanathan published “Using Estimated Global Information to Increase Mission Effectiveness for Unmanned Air Vehicle (UVA) Swarms” in Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems Twenty-fifth International Conference: Bristol, U.K., 2010.

Sharon Kaye edited The Onion and Philosophy. Chicago, IL: Open Court Publishing, 2010.

Prof. Kaye published “A Vice Worse than Stupidity.” The Onion and Philosophy. Chicago, IL: Open Court Publishing, 2010:3-14.

Prof. Kaye and William Irwin edited The Ultimate Lost and Philosophy. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2010.

Elizabeth Swenson presented a workshop “The Ethical and Legal Practice of Psychology” at the Ohio Psychological Association convention November 11, 2010.

Medora Barnes presented her paper, “Sleepless Nights, Splitting Work, and Spitting Up,” at Mothers and the Economy: The Economics of Mothering Conference, presented by the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI), October 21-23, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. In addition, Prof. Barnes chaired a session at the conference titled “Motherwork.”

Penny Harris presented two papers titled, “Maintaining friendships along the dementia journey: Factors to consider” and “Is resilience a key to living a meaningful life with dementia? Factors that contribute to the resilience process in people with early stage dementia,” at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meetings of the Gerontological Society of America in New Orleans, November 20-23.

Susan Long presented a paper, “Fieldwork as Addictive Behavior,” in panel at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, November 19, 2010.

Prof. Long also gave a presentation for the Humanities Institute, titled “America on the Japanese from the 19th Century to the 21st: Japanese Americans and American Racism” on November 1, 2010.

Sheila E. McGinn presented “The New Testament as a Resource for Contemporary Catholic Ethics” during the Lecture-workshop for the Pastoral Ministry Training Program of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; October 28, 2010.

Prof. McGinn also presented:
• Freedom of and for Religion in Malaysia and the United States” in conversation with research fellows of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; October 26, 2010.
• Muslim-Christian Relations in Malaysia” in discussion with the Turkish Muslim Association of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur; October 23, 2010.
• Engaging the Bible in Our Broken World: Conversations with Sheila McGinn” in a Two-lecture series for the Luther Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; October 17 and 24, 2010.
• The Kingdom of God and Contemporary Politics” to the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) Malaysia, Petaling Jaya; October 16, 2010.
• New Testament Christian Ethics” in a two-week seminar at the Alpha Omega International College in Petaling Jaya; October 11-23, 2010.
• The Evolution of the Apostles Creed: The Symbol of Faith” in a Two-lecture series for St. Brendan Catholic Church, North Olmsted, Ohio; October 2 and 4, 2010.

Paul K. Nietupski published “Nationalism In Labrang Amdo Apa Alo/Huang Zhengqing” in Studies in the History of Eastern Tibet, eds. Wim van Spengen and Lama Jabb. Switzerland: IITBS GmbH, 2009 179-207.

Joan Nuth published “Report on Historical Studies Topic Area I: Medieval and Renaissance Prophets of New Things to Come” in Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Convention Vol. 65 (2010):130-131.
Prof. Nuth published “Report on Historical Studies Topic Area II: Twentieth Century Prophets of Reform” in Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Convention Vol. 65 (2010):132-133.

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