by SU faculty, others 11.19.13
Following is a list of
presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg
University faculty or other members of the campus community. If you need
further information, please call 477-1202.
Samuel Benbow, assistant professor
of social work/ and anthropology, and 42 students from the Understanding
Diversity for Social Work Practice class participated in the 2013 Project
Homeless Connect Program in Harrisburg. They assisted homeless consumers in
meeting their medical health, behavioral health, housing, and financial needs.
Benbow also designed and conducted the 2013 Annual Youth Leadership Conference
sponsored by the YWCA of Carlisle Oct. 22 as part of their Race Against Racism
campaign. The conference title was “Social Media: Friend or Foe of Racial
Justice.” Attending were 52 high school students and educators representing the
Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Yellow Breeches and Boiling Springs school
John Bloom, associate professor
of history and philosophy, won the Phillip S. Klein Prize for the best
scholarly article published in the Journal of Pennsylvania History during
the 2012-2013 year for his article, “ ‘The Farmers Didn’t Particularly Care for
Us’: Oral Narrative and the Grass Roots Recovery of African American Migrant
Farm History in Central Pennsylvania.”
Karin J. Bohleke, director of the
Fashion Archives and Museum, had her article “My Grandmother’s Brooch,” an
analysis of a ca. 1851 Philadelphia daguerreotype, accepted for the forthcoming
issue of the Daguerreian Annual. She also lectured on
mid-nineteenth-century women’s clothing in York for the Welcome Wagon/Alumnae
group Oct. 9. On Oct. 30, she gave the lecture “Early Luther and Reformation
Imprints in the Gettysburg Seminary A. R. Wentz Library” and curated a rare
book exhibit of the materials under discussion.
Kathryn K. Brooks, assistant professor
of counseling and college student personnel, and Marcie Taylor, co-founder of
the Drew Michael Taylor foundation, provided a day-long training on “Grief and
Loss Counseling” for the Catholic Charities Center for Family Based Training in
Harrisburg on November 12.
Kelly M. Carrero, assistant professor
of special education, was lead author on the manuscript “Preparing Special
Educators to Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with
Challenging Behaviors.” The manuscript was accepted to be published in Multicultural
Learning and Teaching.
Debbie Gochenaur and Dr. James Hamblin of the Department of Mathematics
presented “So You’ve Decided to Flip Your Classroom… Now What!?” at the 2013
Innovation Conference on campus in October. They discussed the flexibility of
the model and how it can address retention and progression through the major.
The focus was on meeting the needs of the student and building a connection
between out-of-class and in-class content.
David E. Kalist, associate professor
of economics, recently reviewed a manuscript under submission at the Review of
Economics of the Household.
- Dr. Kim Klein, director of
the Honors Program and professor of history, gave the invited presentation
“Innovative Approaches to Developing and Assessing High-Impact International
Programs for Honors Students,” at the International Honors Conference in
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Oct. 3.
Randall A. Pellow, professor emeritus
of teacher education, was the senior author for Exploring Pennsylvania: Our
Geography, History, Economy, and Government. He also wrote a teacher’s resource
binder that contains a teacher’s guide, chapter tests, blackline masters, and
answer keys. He also authored a student activity book with 39 activities that
complement the textbook. A digital version is available as well as website
George Pomeroy, professor of
geography/earth science, was an invited panelist, session chair, and member of
the Scientific Committee for the 12th International Seminar for Entrepreneurial
Initiatives and Regional Development in Bucharest in September. The seminar,
organized and hosted by the University of Bucharest, brought together 29
scholars from nine European countries and the United States who addressed
regional development and planning issues.
Melissa L. Ricketts, associate professor
of criminal justice, co-authored two forthcoming articles, “Routine Cell Phone
Activity and Sexting Victimization: Extending the Generality of Routine
Activity Theory and Exploring the Eitology of a Risky Teenage Behavior” in
Deviant Behavior and “Exploration of the Cyberbullying Victim/Offender Overlap
by Sex,” in American Journal of Criminal Justice.
Praveen Veerabhadrappa, assistant professor
of exercise science co-authored the manuscript “A standardized exercise
intervention differentially affects pre- and post-menopausal African American
women,” which is accepted for publication in Menopause, the journal of
the North American Menopause Society.
W.A. Braun, Ben Meyer, Sally
Sanders and Praveen
Veerabhadrappa, Department of Exercise Science, and a number of
undergraduate students presented one poster and eight oral research
presentations at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of
Sports Medicine Annual Conference in Harrisburg on Nov. 1-2. “Normative Data
for Overhead Back and Between-the-Legs Front Throws” was presented by Joe
Todora, co-investigator Meyer. “The Effects of Ankle Taping and Bracing on
Agility, Vertical Jump, and Power” was presented by Tish Leonard,
co-investigators Stan Rotay, Paulson, and Sanders. “The Effects of Fish Oil
Supplementation on Cardiovascular Health” was presented by Lauren Merk,
co-investigators Chelsey Michael, Shelbie Rackley, Kate O’Brien, Josh
Kramarenko, and Sanders. “The Influence of Prophylactic Ankle Strategies on
Vertical Jump Performance” was presented by Chris Nelson, co-investigator
Paulson. “The Effects of a Pedometer-based Walking Program on Cardio-Metabolic
Profile among the University’s Workforce” was presented by Heather Weiss,
co-investigator Veerabhadrappa. “The Effect of Music Tempo on Squat
Performance” was presented by Jessica Burket, co-investigators Toni Eubank,
Colton Reed, and Sanders. “Effects of Simple Carbohydrate vs.
Carbohydrate-Protein Intake on Glucose Homeostasis Following Intense Exercise”
was presented by Jackie Kluka, co-investigators Jacob Baskerville, Kadeem
Clifton, Kristi Fisher, David Marks, Chris Weidner, Veerabhadrappa, and Braun.
“Comparison of Young and Functional Fit Older Adults on Temporal Spatial Gait
Parameters” was presented by Paulson. “Glycemic Control Following Nordic Ski
Training” was presented by Braun.
- Dr. Jonathan Skaff, professor of history and director of international
studies, recently joined the editorial board of the journal Archivum
Eurasiae Medii Aevi, which publishes articles on medieval Inner Asian
history. In addition, he will be delivering the annual M. I. Rostovtzeff
Lectures at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York
University in Spring 2016. The four lectures on the medieval Chinese frontier
and Silk Road trade also will appear in print form in the Rostovtzeff Lectures
Series published by Princeton University Press.