Administration and staff
Joellen S. Dimond, U of M horticulturist, was elected to the West Tennessee Chapter Board of the Tennessee
Urban Forestry Council. She also received certification of the Master Urban Forester
program through the UT Extension service.
Communication and Fine Art
Dr. Lily Afshar, professor of guitar, performed at the Asssyrian Festival in Skokie, Ill.
Fogelman College of Business and Economics
Charlene P. Spiceland, instructor of accountancy, presented the paper "The Quality of Earnings in Nonprofit
Hospitals" at the Government Nonprofit Midyear Meeting of the American Accounting
Association. The paper was co-authored with Dr. Carolyn Callahan, professor of accountancy and Dr. J. David Spiceland, professor of accountancy. David Spiceland also had his third textbook, Financial Accounting: Making the Connection, published by McGraw-Hill.
Herff College of Engineering
Dr. Ernö Lindner, professor of biomedical engineering, attended PITTCON 2012 earlier this month in
Orlando where he presented "Electrochemical Quantification of 2,6 – Diisopropylphenol
Loewenberg School of Nursing
Dr. Gloria Carr, assistant professor of nursing, co-authored with Genetta Lee the book Stepping Up: A Companion and Guide for Family Caregivers. It has been published by Phronesis Press Publishing Co., Southport, N.C.
Dr. Linda Finch, associate dean of the undergraduate nursing program, co-authored "The Effect of
Nursing Students' Clinical Experiences on Probability of Graduation" with Dr. Dee
Birnbaum of Rhodes College. The paper was accepted for presentation at the Association
for Marketing & Health Care Research Meeting in Canyons, Park City, Utah, earlier
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Eugene Buder, associate professor, and Dr. D. Kimbrough Oller, professor and holder of the Plough Chair of Excellence, presented "Early Positive
Signs of Autism: Home and Lab-based Findings" at the American Speech-Language Hearing
Association national conference in San Diego. Oller also presented "Affect Identification
in Early Infant Vocalizations" and "Observer Agreement for Affect Expressed During
Infant Vocalization" at the same conference.
Dr. Michael Cannito, professor, presented " Effects of Age, Working Memory and Comprehension in Aphasia"
at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association national conference in San Diego.
Dr. Linda Jarmulowicz, assistant professor, and Oller presented "Longitudinal Exploration of Literacy in
Bilingual Elementary Children" at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
national conference in San Diego. Jarmulowicz also presented "Performance on a Derivational
Morphology Task by Bilingual Second Graders."
Dr. Joel Kahane, professor, presented "Video Fluoroscopic Analysis of Thickened Liquid Effects on
Infant Swallow Function" at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association national
conference in San Diego.
Dr. David Wark, associate professor, presented "The Certification and Recertification Process, Council
For Clinical Certification" at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association national
conference in San Diego.