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Dr. Fagan received top award
Virtual symphony a reality
Harber received Hammond Award
Professors received Research Award
Engineering student takes top prize
Professors received Teaching Award
Sorin, Powless provide advice
Two professors go ‘international’
Haddock, Spiceland received Award
Art world phenom brings exhibit
Marcus Orr Center remains magnet for critical thinking
Lights out! Conserving Energy
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Names in the News

Administration & Staff

Betty J. Huff, vice provost for Enrollment Services, was a keynote speaker at the Association of University Administrators Jubilee Conference and Exhibition in London last month. She has served as president of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). She has also served AACRAO as vice president for Leadership & Management Development and editor of the College & University Journal.

College of Arts & Sciences

Kristen Iversen, faculty editor of The Pinch and coordinator of the creative writing program in English, had FULL BODY BURDEN: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats sold for publication to Crown. It is a memoir and work of investigative journalism about growing up in a small town in Colorado just downwind from a government facility that was secretly producing plutonium triggers for nuclear arms.

College of Education

Dr. Sanghee Choi, visiting assistant professor of instruction and curriculum leadership, presented “I Am Not Afraid of Teaching Physics” and “Teaching Science as an Integrated Curriculum-measurement” at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) national conference in San Francisco.

Dr. John Smart, professor of counseling, educational psychology and research, received the John E. Stecklein Distinguished Membership Award from the Association for Institutional Research at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago. This is the highest award of AIR and is “bestowed sparingly” to those “who have made significant and substantial contributions to the field of institutional research.”

Dr. Satomi Taylor, professor of instruction and curriculum leadership, presented “Father’s Role in Child Care in Japan and the U.S.” at the Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education in Tokyo and Chiba, Japan. Taylor’s areas of research and writing focus on play in different countries.

Fogelman College of Business & Economics

Dr. Charles Bailey, who holds the Chair of Excellence in Accounting, and others published   “Revitalizing Accounting Ethics Research in the Neo-Kohlbergian Framework: Putting the DIT into Perspective” in Behavioral Research in Accounting.

Dr. William Kettinger, who holds the Chair of Excellence in Management Information Systems, co-published “Designing Enterprise IT Architectures to Optimize Flexibility and Standardization in Global Business” in MIS Quarterly Executive.

Dr. Chuck Pierce, professor of management, and others published “Revival of Test Bias Research in Pre-employment Testing” in Journal of Applied Psychology.

Dr. Robin Poston, associate professor of management information systems, Dr. Judith Simon, professor of management information systems, and others published “Client Communication Practices in Managing Relationships with Offshore Vendors of Software Testing Services” in Communications of the Association for Information Systems.

Poston and Dr. Thomas Stafford, associate professor of management information systems, co-published “Online Security Threats and User Intentions: A Model of Computer Protection Motivation” in IEEE Computer.

Dr. Dan Sherrell, professor of marketing supply management, and others published “Examining the Influence of Control and Convenience in a Self-service Setting” in Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.

Herff College of Engineering

Jessica Amber Jennings, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, presented the poster “Effects of Local Delivery of Antibiotics from Chitosan Constructs on Hemostasis” at the Society for Biomaterials Conference, held in Orlando in April.


Dr. Pam Dennis, associate professor and coordinator of the Library Learning Commons, presented “Near-Forgotten Nineteenth-Century Female Musicians Remembered through The Etude” at the American Musicological Society-South Center Chapter meeting in Danville, Ky., in March.

At the Tennessee Library Association Conference in Murfreesboro in March, several University Libraries faculty and staff made presentations:

Dr. Mark Danley, catalog librarian, gave a pre-conference program, “Tennessee NACO Funnel Reinforcement Training,” and the presentation “Problems and Solutions in Special Collections Cataloging”; Dennis co-presented on the “Learning Commons” concept; Dennis and Bess Robinson, head of instructional services, were on the pre-conference panel “The Transitioning Student: Their Needs, Our Roles”; Robinson and Perveen Rustomfram, instruction librarian, gave the presentation: “Charting a New Course: Smoothing the Transition for New Librarian Hires”; and Stacey Smith, head of the circulation department, co-presented “The Circulation Conference: A Successful Partnership in Improving Professional Development.”

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Dr. Gloria Carr, had her manuscript “Empowerment: A Framework to Develop Advocacy in African American Grandmothers Providing Care for Their Grandchildren” accepted for publication in a refereed journal of the International Scholarly Research Network.

Dr. Shirleatha Lee, clinical assistant professor, was the keynote speaker at the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Nurse Excellence Day sponsored by the Pi Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International last month. She spoke on “Childhood Obesity: Early Identification of Cardiovascular Risks.”

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Michael Cannito, professor, and others published “Kinematic and Acoustic Steadiness of Sustained Vowels: Typical Production Versus Simulated Dyskinesia and Dysphonia” and “Influence of Stimulus Sentence Characteristics on Speech Intelligibility Scores in Hypokinetic Dysarthria” in Journal of Medical Speech-Language.

Dr. Robyn Cox, professor of audiology, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for $1.5 million over a five-year period. Her research, “Effectiveness of Basic and Premium Hearing Aid Features for Older Adults,” will compare the help provided by the types of hearing aids used by older adults, examining the benefits of using hearing aids at different technology levels and price points.

Cox, PhD student Katie Schwartz and others published “Preference for One or Two Hearing Aids Among Adult Patients” in Ear and Hearing. They also presented the refereed poster “Relationship between Acceptable Noise Levels and Hearing Aid Success” at the Annual Meeting of the American Auditory Society, held in Scottsdale, Ariz., in March.

Cox and PhD student Jingjing Xu presented the refereed poster “Effects of Linguistic Context in Speech on Release Time Advantage” as well as “Influences of Sociocultural Factors on Perceptions of Hearing Health Care” with PhD candidate Jani Johnson at the same meeting.

Dr. Lisa Lucks-Mendel, associate professor, made the poster presentation “Monitored Live Voice: The Evidence Is In!” at the Audiology NOW Annual Convention in Chicago. Mendel and others presented the poster “Output Levels of Musicians’ In-ear Monitors” at the same conference.

Dr. D. Kimbrough Oller, who holds the Chair of Excellence in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, published “Developing a Weighted Measure of Speech Sound Accuracy” in Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, and “Vocal Motoric Foundations of Spoken Language: A Commentary on Iverson’s ‘Developing Language in a Developing Body: The Relationship between Motor Development and Language Development” in Journal of Child Language.

Oller, PhD student Anne Warlaumont and others published “Vocal Interaction Dynamics of Children With and Without Autism” in the Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society in Austin, Texas, and “Self-production Facilitates and Adult Input Interferes in a Neural Network Model of Infant Vowel Imitation” in the Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour-11 meeting in York, United Kingdom.

Dr. Marilyn Wark, coordinator of clinical studies, presented the workshop “An Introspective Approach to Management and Clinical Education” at the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in Columbus, Ohio, in March.

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