Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 2.7.14

Following is a list of presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg University faculty or other members of the campus community.

  • Dr. Wendy S. Becker, associate professor of management, was one of four professors named to the 2014 American Society of Crime Lab Directors Leadership Academy. The academy will provide four leadership training webinars to 50 forensic crime lab directors around the country.
  • Dr. Corinne Eisenhart, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education, has provided ongoing leadership trainings throughout the 2013-2014 school year for early learning leaders in Washington, D.C. These Train-the-Trainer sessions focus on evidence-based practices to build language and early literacy skills to improve learning outcomes for young children. After the training sessions end in March, Eisenhart will provide leadership coaching for a group of early learning leaders as they cross-train early childhood teachers. She has also been invited to join the Early Learning Workgroup for OSSE (D.C.’s Office of the Superintendent) to provide consultation and technical assistance as they revise the quality rating improvement system to define quality for early childhood programs, improve teaching and learning in early learning classrooms, and to support parents so they make informed choices for their children.
  • Doug Nichols, Career Education, was asked by Dr. Pat Nellor Wickwire, president of the American Association for Career Education (AACE), to submit an article for the next AACE newsletter. The article will focus on Nichols’ recent career education experiences at Ship. Nellor Wickwire asked Nichols to share that information to benefit the membership with their career education work.
  • Drs. Sally Paulson and Turi Braun, associate professors of exercise science, had their article “Prophylactic ankle taping: influence on treadmill running kinematics and running economy” accepted for publication in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. They also had their article “Mechanical and physiological examination of barefoot and shod conditions in female runners” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Dr. George Pomeroy, professor of geography-earth science, participated in the 12th Asian Urbanization Conference at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India in December. He spoke at the inaugural and valedictory sessions, as well as presented the paper “A Review of State and Metropolitan Climate Action Plans in Asia” and served on a panel. As director of the biennial conference series, he met with local organizers to establish the venue for the next conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in January 2016.
  • Dr. Praveen Veerabhadrappa, assistant professor of exercise science, had his editorial commentary “Blood Pressure Variability: does speed matter?” published in Hypertension Research, a premier journal in the field of hypertension.
  • Nine faculty members and students from the biology, chemistry, and psychology departments judged student projects at the Carlisle Area Science Advisory Committee Science Fair Jan. 24 at Carlisle High School. Biology department members participating were Drs. Sherri Bergsten, Emily Kramer, Theo Light, Tim Maret, Heather Sahli, and Nathan Thomas; graduate students Kathleen Kolos, Katie Seymore, and Natasha Wingerter; and undergraduate students Luke Perry, Jessica Rauchut, and Valerie Yohn. Chemistry department members participating were Dr. Joe Shane and undergraduate students Samantha Giles, Kelsey Mengle, and Selina Prettner. Psychology department members participating were Drs. Corrine Bertram and Robert L. Hale.