Accomplishments 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.

  • Dr. 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 districts/program.
  • Dr. 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.”
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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 supplemental activities.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Dr. 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.
  • Drs. W.A. Braun, Ben Meyer, Sally Paulson, Joohee 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.