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
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.