Faculty accomplishments 11.27.12
Following is a list of
presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg
University faculty. If you need further information, please send an e-mail to SUnews@ship.edu.
Drs. W.A. Braun,
Joohee Sanders, and Ben Meyer of the exercise science department,
and a number of undergraduate students presented three posters and seven oral
research presentations at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American
College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference in Harrisburg on Nov. 2. Following
are those presentations:
- Dr. Hamid Bastin, professor of economics, and Dr. David
E. Kalist, associate professor of economics, had their paper “The Labor
Market Returns to AACSB Accreditation” accepted for publication in the Journal
of Labor Research.
- Dr. Kelly M. Carrero, assistant professor of special
education, had her co-authored manuscript “Ensuring successful outcomes for
students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds” published in
the November issue of Preventing School Failure.
- Dr. Kent Chrisman and Dr. Annie Papero of the
early childhood program recently participated in the one-day workshop in
Atlanta for writers of the NAEYC SPA report that is submitted as part of the
NCATE accreditation application for Teacher Education. Chrisman was also
appointed as an editor to revise the National Association of Early Childhood
Teacher Educators position statement on the specialized certification of early
childhood candidates. He is also serving a second term as the president of the
Pennsylvania Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.
- Dr. Barbara Jones Denison, associate professor of
sociology, presented the paper she co-authored with ODL graduate student Dane
Lauber on “Student Soldiers on Campus– Leadership, College Tuition, or Both?” at
the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society Oct. 13 at Penn
- Dr. Susan Rimby, interim associate dean of the College or
Arts and Sciences, presented the keynote lecture “Mira Lloyd Dock and the
Progressive Era Conservation Movement” at The Midtown Scholars Bookstore in
Harrisburg’s third annual book fair Nov. 10.
- Dr. Cheryl A. Slattery, associate professor of teacher
education, recently began her work for the 11th consecutive year on the Ready,
Set, Go! program with the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, in coordination with
the Shippensburg Area School District. This free community event, held twice
each year, embraces the opportunity for university undergraduate students
enrolled in the Teacher Education program to connect with children, parents,
and other professionals in the community through this early literacy program to
serve children and parents in the Shippensburg area at large. She also
presented 12 education mini-grant awards at the Shippensburg Area School District
School Board meeting in her role as chair for the Education Mini-Grants Program
Selection Committee. She also serves as chairperson and secretary for the
Shippensburg Area School District Foundation Board of Trustees.
- Dr. Praveen Veerabhadrappa, assistant professor in
exercise science, recently participated in the 24th International Society of
Hypertension (ISH) Conference on Sydney, Australia to present his research
“Long-Term Diet and Exercise Intervention Reduces CRP Levels in Sedentary
African-American Adults” and “Six-Months of Lifestyle Intervention Improves
Flow Mediated Dilation in Sedentary African-American Subjects.” He also
presented “Six Months of Lifestyle Intervention Reduces Carotid Intima-media
Thickness in African-American Adults” at the High Blood Pressure Research
Council of the American Heart Association (AHA) Conference in Washington D.C.,
in October. He actively contributes to the New Investigators Committee of ISH
as a founding member, and to the Trainee Advocacy Committee of the AHA. His
editorial “Slowing chronic kidney disease progression: Should we be looking
beyond mean blood pressure?’ was recently published in Hypertension
- Dr. Ying Yang,
assistant professor of sociology, presented the paper co-authored with Dr.
Dina Banerjee, assistant professor of sociology, “Women’s Autonomy in the U.S.
Labor Market” at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society
Oct. 13 at Penn State Schuylkill.
- Dr. Cheryl
Zaccagnini, associate professor of special education, and students
Anastasia Beboga, Brittney Newman, and Ashley Park presented “Using Higher
Education Volunteer Programs for Secondary and Post-Secondary Individuals with
Disabilities from the Community-People Involved Equally (P.I.E.) Nov. 9 at the
Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children. At that conference she also
presented “Using Proactive Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with
E/BD in ES and Inclusive Classrooms.” She also presented a poster on research
from Chambersburg Area School District on “Perceptions of Skills Needed by
Secondary Education Students for Inclusion of Students with Emotional/Behavior
Disorders” with graduate researcher Heather Hoffert. That poster was presented
at the PASSHE graduate research presentations at the Dixon Center and in June
at the 24th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference at
Cedarville University in Ohio. She also presented “Using Proactive Approaches
and School Wide Positive Behavior Support” at the International Conference for
Children with Behavior Disorders in New Orleans. She also attended workshops,
sessions, and presented “Behavior and Classroom Management for Students with
Emotional/Behavior Disorders” Oct. 2 at the Behavior Institute for Children and
Adolescents (BICA) in Minneapolis.
- Dr. Joseph Zume,
associate professor of geography and earth science, co-presented the poster
done with student Kameelah Temple, “Exploring the Connections between
Land-use/Land cover (LULC) Change and Storm Response in the Middle and Lower
Susquehanna River Basin” at the Pennsylvania Geographical Society meeting in
Salisbury, Md., Nov. 2 and 3. Zume also co-presented the poster done with
student Megan Kelsall, “Analyzing nutrient load and stream discharge time
series of three major rivers draining into the Chesapeake Bay” at the Middle
States conference of the Association of American Geographers on campus Nov. 2
- Several mathematics
department faculty members presented their research at the Pennsylvania
Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference with their undergraduate research
students. Dr. Dave Kennedy, associate professor, presented “Mental Math
Mayhem” with Jeremy Eastman and Lynne Dettra; Dr. Ben Galluzzo,
assistant professor, presented “Math: A Service Learning Experience For All”
with Grant Innerst; Dr. Debbie Gochenaur, assistant professor,
presented “Bridging the Gap: High Impact Techniques for Students with
Asperger’s” with Andrew Geesaman; and Dr. Mike Long, assistant
professor, presented “Tactile Learning: Math Fun for All and Modeling the
Common Core at an Uncommon Place: Amusement Parks” with Innerst.
- Two faculty members
will have executive positions for the Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional
Children (PACED). Dr. Christopher Schwilk is president-elect and Dr. Cheryl
Zaccagnini is vice president-elect.
- Three mathematics
department professors made presentations at the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics Regional Meeting in Hartford, Conn., in October. The presentations
were: “Mathematics Homework for the 21st Century” by Dr. Tom Evitts,
“Save Money: Simulate the Lottery” by Dr. Dave Kennedy, and “Math Models
with Many Spokes” by Dr. Mike Long.
- “Can Standing Long
Jump Distance be Predicted from Between-the-Legs Front Throw Distance?” by
Allie Flott, co-investigators Katie Slonaker, Katrina Spratford, and Meyer.
- “Can Standing Long
Jump Distance be Predicted from Standing Vertical Jump Distance?” by Lauren
Merk, co-investigators Chelsey Michael and Meyer.
Between-the-Legs Front Throw Distance be Predicted from Overhead Back Throw
Distance?” by Chris Nelson, co-investigators Heather Weiss, Lauren Taylor, and
- “Effects of
Eccentric Muscle Work on Acute and Delayed Torque and Force Generation” by
Justin Guy, co-investigator Braun.
- “The Effects of
Foam Rolling and Static Stretching on Flexibility and Acute Muscle Soreness”
by Evelyn Howe, co-investigators April Lininger, Lauren Schlegel, Amanda
Harwell, Paulson, Braun, and Sanders.
- “The Influence of
Exercise Intensity on Post-Exercise Appetite Response” by Tessa Gilson,
co-investigators Christa Pamperien, Marley Parmer, Jenna Clugh, Michael Allen,
Paulson, and Braun.
- “The Psychological
and Physiological Effects of Music on Athletic Performance” by Brian Malloy,
co-investigators Corey Baughman, Ryan Maize, Paulson, Zientek, and Braun.
- “The Acute Effects
of L-Arginine on Recovery and Resistance Exercise” by Albert Garcia,
co-investigators Jon Hlasney, James Frost, Braun, and Sanders.
- “Effects of
Creatine Monohydrate vs. Creatine Hydrochloride on Muscle Endurance Performance”
by Kyle Naylor, co-investigators Cory Albright, Chris Liggitt, Aaron Kolenc,
Robinson, Braun, and Sanders.
Effects of Caffeine on Anaerobic Performance” by Erin Varley, co-investigators
Andrea DeAntonio, Jackie Wineholt, Amanda Digirolomo, and Sanders.