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If you are a member of EWU’s full- or part-time faculty, let us know about your latest achievement. Call or e-mail the details (please include how we can reach you) to David Rey at 359.2396 or drey@ewu.edu.

Honors & Awards

2011 Trustees' Medalist

Dr. William T. "Tom" Trulove, professor of economics, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Trustees' Medal Award.  An EWU faculty member for forty-one years, Dr. Trulove has served as chair of the Economics Department since 1996.  Within the department, he has expanded student centeredness by emphasizing student advising and mentoring and providing hands-on experience, through students' collaboration on faculty projects and through internship opportunities, prior to their entering the job market.  A regular contributor to scholarship in his discipline, Dr. Trulove has received many honors over the years, including the EWU President's Medal in 1993.  In the public sector, he currently is serving his second term as mayor of Cheney and is a former city council member.  He was a primary force in establishing EWU's Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis, is board chair for Associated Industries, and serves on the boards of the Cheney Care Center, the Cheney Care Foundation, and Greater Spokane Incorporated.  At the state level, he has served as chair of the Community Economics Revitalization Board and as head of the Northwest Power Planning Council.  At the national/international level, he led a U.S. delegation on energy industry exchanges with the former Soviet Union and helped to organize a United Nations-sponsored international energy conference.  Dr. Trulove's extensive contributions in teaching, scholarship, and service have benefitted EWU, students, and the citizenry at large.      

2011 Merit Award Winners

The Merit Award program has been used to recognize and reward outstanding contributions made by Eastern Washington University faculty in teaching, scholarship, creative endeavors and service. Nominated by their respective college personnel committees, faculty candidates are selected as Merit Award winners by the Research, Service and Scholarship Committee, composed of faculty representatives throughout Eastern's academic areas and JFK Library. Congratulations to all Merit Award winners, whose work within their academic disciplines and with students makes a vital contribution to academic rigor and excellence at EWU.

Outstanding Faculty Awards

In Teaching

Damon Aiken, Management

Prakash Bhuta, Biology

Kevin Decker, Philosophy

Kayleen Islam-Zwart, Psychology

Samuel Ligon, English/Creative Writing

Mimi Marinucci, Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Management

Beth Torgerson, English

Ann Wetmore, Dental Hygiene

Bill Williams, Psychology

In Scholarship/Creative Activity

Vandana Asthana, Government

Christian Hansen, Mathematics

Christopher Howell, English/Creative Writing

Jonathan Johnson, English/Creative Writing

Igor Klyukanov, Communication Studies

Larry Luton, Urban and Regional Planning, Public and Health Administration

Mimi Marinucci, Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Management

Kurt Stellwagen, Psychology

Ann Wetmore, Dental Hygiene

In Service

Rebecca Brown, Biology

Awlad Hossain, Engineering and Design

Kayleen Islam-Zwart, Psychology

Mimi Marinnuci, Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy

Johnathan Middleton, Music

LaVona Reeves, English

Susan Ruby, Psychology

Marty Slyter, C.E.D. Psychology

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Management

Dick Winchell, Urban and Regional Planning, Public and Health Administration

 

Distinguished Faculty Awards

In Teaching - Prakash Bhuta, Biology

In Scholarship/Creative Activity - Vandana Asthana, Government

In Service - LaVona Reeves, English

 

Professors of the Year

Kayleen Islam-Zwart, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work

Mimi Marinnuci, Arts, Letters and Education and Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Business and Public Administration

Ann Wetmore, Science, Health and Engineering

 

President’s Award

Mimi Marinucci, Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy

2010 Merit Award Winners

The Merit Award program has been used to recognize and reward outstanding contributions made by Eastern Washington University faculty in teaching, scholarship, creative endeavors and service. Nominated by their respective college personnel committees, faculty candidates are selected as Merit Award winners by the Merit Committee, composed of faculty representatives throughout Eastern's academic areas and JFK Library. Congratulations to all Merit Award winners, whose work within their academic disciplines and with students makes a vital contribution to academic rigor and excellence at EWU.

Outstanding Faculty Awards

In Teaching

Damon Aiken, Management

Vincent Aleccia, Education

Jonathan Anderson, Psychology

Daniel Canada, Mathematics

Kimberly Cleary, Physical Therapy

Terrance MacMullan, Philosophy

Kevin Pirch, Government

Robert Sauders, Anthropology / History

Matthew Silvers, PEHR

Nanette Wichman, English

In Scholarship/Creative Activity

Vandana Asthana, Government

Daniel Canada, Mathematics

Dana Elder, Honors

Christopher Howell, Creative Writing

Igor Klyukanov, Communication Studies

Samuel Ligon, Creative Writing

Terrance MacMullan, Philosophy

Robert Sauders, Anthropology/ History

Rachel Toor, Creative Writing

Duanning Zhou, Management Information Systems

In Service

Vincent Aleccia, Education

Terrance MacMullan, Philosophy

Mary Marinucci, Philosophy

David May, Government

LaVona Reeves, English

Robert Sauders, Anthropology / History

Matthew Silvers, PEHR

Grant Smith, English

Christina Valeo, English

Dick Winchell, Urban and Regional Planning

 

Distinguished Faculty Awards

In Teaching - Terrance MacMullan, Philosophy

In Scholarship/Creative Activity - Daniel Canada, Mathematics

In Service - Terrance MacMullan, Philosophy

 

Professors of the Year

Vincent Aleccia, Education

Daniel Canada, Mathematics

Terrance MacMullan, Philosophy

Robert Sauders, Anthropology / History

Matthew Silvers, PEHR

 

President’s Award

Terrance MacMullan, Philosophy

 

Additional Honors and Awards

Dr. Meryl Gersh, professor of Physical Therapy, has been named the 2010 recipient of the EWU Trustees’ Medal, the university’s highest award for faculty achievement and excellence. Dr. Gersh was instrumental in developing Eastern’s Physical Therapy program and facilitating its progression from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level. In concert with Dr. Donna El-Din, she taught the entire curriculum for the first two years of the program and continues to be an outstanding professor, consistently earning top evaluation marks from students. In terms of research and scholarship, she is an expert in electrophysiology and its application to P.T. patients. She is highly sought after as a scientific and professional speaker and has a long history of peer-reviewed publications and invited editorial experiences. She was named Physical Therapist of the Year by the Physical Therapy Association of Washington and received the 2010 Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association for her contributions to the profession.

 

Governor Christine Gregoire has appointed Dr. Maria Hernandez-Peck, associate professor of Social Work, to serve the state of Washington as a member of the Board of Health. Dr. Hernandez-Peck’s term runs until July 2012; she is one of two board members who represent consumers in the state.

 

Dr. Scott Melville, professor of PEHR, received a 2010 Presidential Citation from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) for his extensive contributions to his discipline. Charlene Burgeson, NASPE executive director, noted that Dr. Melville “has been an exemplary role model for our profession.” NASPE, a non-profit professional membership association, sets the standard for practice in physical education and sport.

 

Ms. Nadean Meyer, Learning Resources Librarian II, received a Washington Library Media Association emeritus award in October 2009 for her years of work as webmaster, in leadership roles, for writing articles, and other activities. In addition, she received the American Library Association travel grant award for the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico from Nov. 28 through Dec. 6, 2009. The book fair featured youth and adult materials from Latin American countries with many authors, illustrators and publishers.

 

The Western Business Education Association has recognized Dr. Pamela Stanley-Weigand, professor of Business Communications and Administrative Office Management, for her contributions to that organization. She received the Newsletter Recognition Award for High Standard of Excellence in Publication, an award she has received for four of the five years that she has edited the newsletter. In addition, she was selected by the state and regional associations to attend (and has completed) the Professional Development Institute. She was also elected president of the Washington State Business Education Association for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2010.

 

 

Faculty Merit Award Winners for 2008 and 2009  

 Beginning in academic year 2006-07, an expanded Merit Award program has been used to recognize and reward outstanding contributions made by Eastern Washington University faculty in teaching, scholarship, creative endeavors and service. Nominated by their respective college personnel committees, faculty candidates are selected as Merit Award winners by the Merit Committee, composed of faculty representatives throughout Eastern's academic areas and JFK Library. Congratulations to all Merit Award winners, whose work within their academic disciplines and with students makes a vital contribution to academic rigor and excellence at EWU.

Outstanding Faculty Awards

In Teaching for 2009

Kevin Decker, Philosophy

Damon Aiken, Management

Bruce Teague, Management

Paul Green, PEHR

Jeni McNeal, PEHR

Kevin Pyatt, Education

David May, Government

Peter Shields, Communication Studies

Daniel Canada, Mathematics

Kimberly Cleary, Physical Therapy

In Teaching for 2008

Marilyn Carpenter, Education

Matthew Chase, PEHR

Russell Kolts, Psychology

David May, Government

Margaret O'Connell, Biology

Richard Orndorff, Geology

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Management

Jennifer Thomson, Geology

Bill Youngs, History

Gabor Zovanyi, Urban and Regional Planning

 In Scholarship/Creative Activity for 2009

Kevin Decker, Philosophy

Samuel Ligon, Creative Writing

Gregory Spatz, Creative Writing

Rachel Toor, Creative Writing

Jeni McNeal, PEHR

Kevin Pyatt, Education

Georgia Bazemore, History

David May, Government

Philip Watkins, Psychology

Ryan Mizner, Physical Therapy

In Scholarship/Creative Activity for 2008

Barbara Brock, PEHR

Daniel Canada, Mathematics

Jody Graves, Music

Russell Kolts, Psychology

Lawrence Luton, Urban and Regional Planning

Yves Nievergelt, Mathematics

Richard Orndorff, Geology

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Management

Jennifer Thomson, Geology

Tanya LaPier, Physical Therapy

 In Service for 2009

Kevin Decker, Philosophy

Garrett Kenney, English

LaVona Reeves, English

Jeni McNeal, PEHR

Kathleen Huttenmaier, History

Elizabeth Kissling, Communication Studies

David May, Government

Christian Hansen, Mathematics

Rebecca Stolberg, Dental Hygiene

Golieda Jansen, Social Work

In Service for 2008

Linda Bolte, Mathematics

Christopher Cindric, PEHR

William Kelley, Urban and Regional Planning

David May, Government

Margaret O'Connell, Biology

LaVona Reeves, English

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Management

Dick Winchell, Urban and Regional Planning

Bill Youngs, History

Jonathan Johnson, Creative Writing

2009 Distinguished Faculty Awards

In Teaching - Kevin Decker, Philosophy

In Scholarship/Creative Activity - Georgia Bazemore, History

In Service - Golieda Jansen, Social Work

2008 Distinguished Faculty Awards

In Teaching - Russell Kolts, Psychology

In Scholarship/Creative Activity - Tanya LaPier, Physical Therapy

In Service - Bill Youngs, History

2009 Professors of the Year

Kevin Decker, Philosophy

Jeni McNeal, PEHR

Kevin Pyatt, Education

David May, Government

Daniel Canada, Mathematics

2008 Professors of the Year

Russell Kolts, Psychology

David May, Government

Margaret O'Connell, Biology

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Management

Bill Youngs, History

2009 President's Award

 David May, Government

2008 President's Award

Bill Youngs, History

Dr. Sarah Keller, professor of anthropology, received the 2008 Dean's Excellence Award for service to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The award is presented to CSBS faculty or staff members who have provided exemplary service for their department, the College, and the University. Dr. Keller received the award in honor of her extraordinary work in enhancing undergraduate research at EWU.

Dr. Richard Orndorff, professor of geology, received from the Independent Book Publishers' Association a 2008 Ben Franklin award in science/environment for his book Landforms of Southern Utah: A Photographic Exploration, co-authored with photographer and amateur geologist David G. Futey. The book includes an in-depth discussion of broad-scale geologic processes and their resulting influence on landforms.

Trustees' Medal Award Winners for 2008 and 2009

Dr. Sarah A. C. Keller, professor of anthropology, is the recipient of the 2009 EWU Trustees' medal, which honors teaching excellence, significant contributions to scholarship, and research and accomplishments in the development of academic programs and curricula. A graduate of Harvard, Dr. Keller came to Eastern Washington University in 1966. She served as chair of the Department of Geography and Anthropology from 1997 to 2005 and directs the Anthropology Program, having taught virtually every course in the curriculum. Dr. Keller's specialties are physical and Asian anthropology and the ethical considerations of research in the present age. In 2008, she received the Dean's Excellence Award for service to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in honor of her significant contributions to EWU students' research efforts.

Dr. Barbara Brock, professor of recreation management in the Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, was awarded the 2008 EWU Trustees' medal, the University's highest award for faculty achievement. A specialist in TV-free lifestyles, Dr. Brock has studied the impact of TV viewing patterns on children's health, physical activity, education and interaction within the family. Articles about her work have appeared in Time magazine and in numerous other national publications. In 2007, Dr. Brock was named as one of the "Ten Most Influential Authors in Washington State and also was honored as the "Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media Researcher of the Year." Inside the classroom, Dr. Brock challenges her students to "start something big," and outside the classroom, she organizes an annual sock-drive program that benefits regional several charities and organizations.

 Dr. Georgia (Bonny) Bazemore, assistant professor of history, has been named the first Jeffers Chertok Endowed Professor in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Eastern Washington University. The appointment is made in recognition of her internationally renowned archeological work in Cyprus and her outstanding teaching and outreach achievements. Central to the professorship, Dr. Bazemore will be developing courses open to all EWU students titled, The Origins of Thought and Contemporary Mythology.

Ryan Mizner, MPT, PhD, assistant professor of physical therapy at Eastern Washington University has been awarded the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member by the American Physical Therapy Association. This award, established in 1989, recognizes excellence in research and teaching by a new faculty member who has been teaching full time for two-five years. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge an outstanding new faculty member who is pursuing a career as an academician and has demonstrated excellence in research and teaching as exemplified by the professional career of Dr. Moore, a noted and highly respected leader in Physical Therapy. Recipients are acknowledged for their excellence in teaching in the academic setting, contributions to the scholarship of the physical therapy profession, and commitment to service to their institutions and the profession.

Dr. Mizner will receive a monetary award, and will be presented with an etched crystal award at the 2009 APTA Honors and Awards Celebration, which will be held during PT 2009: the Annual Conference and Exposition of the APTA on Thursday, June 11, 2009 in Baltimore, Md.

Assistant Professor Samuel Ligon's new book of short fiction titled Drift and Swerve won the 2008 Autumn House Fiction Prize,  selected by Sharon Dilworth. The book will be published in March 2009, by Autumn House Press.

Professor Christopher Howell, was awarded the Stout Award, Hubbub Magazine, fall 2008.

 

Research, Scholarship, Presentations, and Creative Works

 

Dr. Damon Aiken, associate professor of Marketing, and his co-author Keven Malkewitz from Oregon State University, were featured in a Science Blog on Google for their research on how intense war news reduces the ability to remember advertising. Their research, the first study of its kind related to programming intensity in the context of war news, will be featured in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising.

 

With co-author Pam Robbins, Dr. Harvey Alvy, professor of Education, has had published a third edition of The Principal’s Companion (Corwin Press, part of Sage Publication, 2009).

 

Dr. Vandana Asthana, has had published her text Water Policy Processes in India, Discourses of Power and Resistance (Routledge Publishers, United Kingdom, July 2009). Dr. Asthana is an associate professor of Government.

 

The 2008 article “Globalizing Pathologies: Mental Health Assemblage and Spreading Diagnoses of Eating Disorders” has been published in International Political Sociology. Dr. Kristin Edquist, associate professor of Government, is the author.

 

Senior Lecturer of Accounting Dave Gorton was recognized as a reviewer for the textbook Introduction to Managerial Accounting by Brewer, Garrison, and Noreen, a 2010 edition published by McGraw-Hill.

 

Dr. Jody Graves, associate professor of Music/Piano, judged the Palestinian International Piano Competition in Jerusalem at the Edward Said Conservatory of Music in April 2010. She performed concerts and gave master classes in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Ramallah for various cultural events. This concert tour came about as a result of the national recognition and success of her service as a cultural ambassador in the Middle East in 2006 with the U.S. State Department.

 

Cornerstones of Coaching: The Building Blocks of Success for Sport Coaches and Teams, a text introducing essential skills and knowledge for coaches, received a strong review in the April 2010 issue of The Journal of Coaching Education, published by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Dr. Jon Hammermeister, professor of PEHR, authored Cornerstones of Coaching.

 

Dr. Stephen Hoyt has had published the article, "Cold War Pioneers in Combined Intelligence and Analysis," in Intelligence and National Security, a refereed Routledge journal. Dr. Hoyt is an assistant professor of English.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Kissling, professor of Communication Studies, has had two articles, one on menstruation, the second on menarche stories, published in Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and Folklife, edited by Theresa Vaughan and Liz Locke, and published in 2008 by Greenwood Press.

Dr. Paul Lindholdt, professor of English, delivered an address for the Hilliard Endowment in the Humanities (http://www.unr.edu/cla/Hilliard.html) at the University of Nevada-Reno in spring 2010 and taught an environmental history class. He is serving on the editorial boards of European Journal of American Culture (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=138/) and Journal of Ecocriticism (http://ojs.unbc.ca/index.php/joe). He also wrote a scholarly article, "Theodore Winthrop," for Early American Nature Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia; and two works of creative nonfiction: "Magpie in the Window," in Memoir (and) and "Genius Loci"  (http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/sewanee_review/summary/v118/118.1.lindholdt.html) in Sewanee Review for winter 2010. The University of Iowa Press (http://www.uiowapress.org/) will publish his book In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau in spring 2011.

 

The second edition of the text Disability: A Diversity Model in Human Service Practice (Lyceum Books 2009) has been published by Dr. Romel Mackelprang, professor of Social Work, with Richard O. Salsgiver. The text presents empowerment strategies for persons of disability.

 

Dr. Terrance MacMullan received a favorable review in the ALA magazine Choice for his text Habits of Whiteness: A Pragmatist Reconstruction (Indiana University Press 2009). Dr. MacMullan is an associate professor of Philosophy and Honors.

 

Dr. Mary (Mimi) Marinucci, associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy, has four articles forthcoming for publication in 2010. They are “Autonomy and Authenticity in the Presentation of Self (tentative title)” in Facebook and Philosophy, edited by D. E. Wittkower (Open Court Publishing Company); “Queering the Onion (tentative title)” in The Onion and Philosophy, edited by Sharon Kaye (Open Court); “What's Wrong with Porn? (tentative title)” in Pornography and Philosophy, edited by Dave Monroe (Wiley-Blackwell); and a to-be-titled article in The Journal of Social Epistemology.

 

Drs. Linda McCollum and Richard Orndorff, professors of Geology, with M.B. McCollum and M.M. Hamilton, have co-authored the guidebook “Glacial Outburst Flood Features within the Spokane West Plains Region” (Cheney-Palouse Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute, Spring 2009 Field Excursion, Eastern Washington University).

 

With colleagues William A. Sands and Michael H. Stone, Dr. Jeni McNeal, professor of PEHR, studied the effects of fatigue on kinetic and kinematic variables during a 60-second repeated jumps test. Results of the study were published in the 2010 edition of The International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

 

In 2008, Dr. Scott Melville, professor of PEHR, published the book The Scent of These Armpits: Poetic Thoughts on Sport. The text includes short stories, quotations, and passages about sports.

 

University Archivist Dr. Charles Mutschler has co-edited a text by Dr. Robert H. Ruby: A Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe: The Letters of Robert H. Ruby, 1953-1954. A presentation and book signing featuring Drs. Ruby and Mutschler took place at Eastern in May 2010.

 

Dr. Yves Nievergelt, professor of Mathematics, published a research article titled “Median Spheres: Theory, Algorithms, Applications'' in the February 2010 issue of Numerische Mathematik, Vol. 114, No. 4. The article includes applications of mathematics to archaeology.

 

Dr. Terry Rainwater, assistant professor of Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology, has been elected president of the Washington State Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WSACES), an organization whose purpose is to advance counselor education and supervision in Washington State through collaboration and professional development.

 

Adjunct faculty member Roger Ralston’s public artwork Pointing Suggesting Implying was unveiled as the design enhancement for the new Freya Street Bridge in Spokane. The banner-like forms, aligned with the bridge’s streetlights, are ten feet tall and seven feet wide. Other of Ralston’s public artworks are Without Walls, an outdoor instillation in Moses Lake, Liberty Wings, at the Liberty Aquatic Center in Spokane, and Caterpillar Boogie Woogie, on display at the Spokane Falls Community College Library.

 

The second edition of General, Organic, and Biochemisty: An Integrated Approach, by Dr. Ken Raymond, professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry, has been published by John Wiley and Sons.

 

Dr. Peter Shields, professor of Communication Studies, published his article “Surveillance, Information Technology, and the Reconfiguring of Borders” in Peace Review: Journal of Social Justice Vol. 21. No.3 (2009).

 

Dr. Julia Smith, associate professor of Anthropology, published an article in Research in Economic Anthropology, Vol. 29 (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, April 2009).

 

Dr. Leonard Stern, professor of Psychology, published the second edition of A Visual Approach to SPSS for Windows: A Guide to SPSS 17.0 (Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2010).

 

Dr. Claudio Talarico, associate professor of Engineering and Design, published the text Evaluating Power Consumption of Embedded SoC Designs: A Unified Hardware-Software Framework (Lambert Academic Publishing, November 2009).

 

Dr. Beth Torgerson, assistant professor of English, will have released in July 2010 a paperback edition of her text Reading the Brontë Body: Disease, Desire, and the Constraints of Culture with a new foreword by Maria Frawley, a leading scholar in Victorian studies. (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, N.Y. and Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.)

 

Dr. Daniel Turbeville, professor of Geography, with co-author Susan L. Bradbury, has published the following articles: "From NAFTA to 9/11: Challenges and Dilemmas facing Western Canada-U. S. Border Towns" in the Journal of Rural and Community Development [Canada], v. 4/1, 2009 [Online journal: www.jcrd.ca]; and "Are Enhanced Trade and Enhanced Security Mutually Exclusive? The Western Canada-U. S. Borderland in a Post 9/11 World" in American Review of Canadian Studies, v. 38/3, Autumn 2008, 317-340.

 

Dr. Philip Watkins, professor of Psychology, has had published two recent book chapters: with M. Van Gelder, & A. Frias (2009), “Furthering the Science of Gratitude” (in R. Snyder & S. Lopez (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, second edition, New York: Oxford University Press); and “Gratitude: The Amplifier of Blessing” in A. Przepiorka (Ed.), Closer to Emotions II (Lublin, Poland: Publishing House of Catholic University of Lublin).

 

Dr. Dick Winchell, professor of Urban and Regional Planning, published the article “A Sustainable Approach in Vancouver” in the February 2010 issue of Planning, the magazine of the American Planning Association. The article highlights Vancouver, B.C.’s emphasis on sustainability in planning for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

 

Dr. Duanning Zhou, professor of Management Information Systems, was a participant in the teach-in held on the Cheney campus March 9, 2010, as part of the visit to campus by Geshe Phelgye, a Buddhist monk from Tibet. Dr, Zhou spoke about “My Life in Lhasa, Tibet: From 1972 – 1980, and Revisit in 2008.”

 

Previously Posted Research, Scholarship and Performance

  The Gale Research Series reprinted an article this spring by Dr. Paul Lindholdt, professor of English, in its Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Volume 210. The article is his entire Introduction from The Canoe and the Saddle published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2006. 

Dr. Jamie L. Manson, has published some extremely high profile publications in one of the world's most read and referenced scientific journals, the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The journals were so well received that Manson was contacted by the editor in chief of the journal who asked him if he would provide the art for the cover. The names of the papers he recently published are:

"Strong H...F hydrogen bonds as synthons in polymeric quantum magnets: Structural, magnetic and theoretical investigation of [Cu(HF2)(pyrazine)2]SbF6, [Cu2F(HF)(HF2)(pyrazine)4](SbF6)2 and [CuAg(H3F4)(pyrazine)5](SbF6)2." J. L. Manson, J. A. Schlueter, H. I. Southerland*, B. Twamley, K. A. Funk*, T. Lancaster, S. J. Blundell, F. L. Pratt, P. J. Baker, J. Singleton, R. McDonald, P. A. Goddard, P. Sengupta, C. D. Batista, L. Ding, S. Cox, C. Lee, M.-H. Whangbo, C. Baines, D. Trial. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 6733. Article is featured on the front cover of JACS (issue #19), May 20, 2009.

"Non-monotonic field dependence of Néel temperature in the quasi-2D magnet [Cu(HF2)(pyz)2]BF4." P. Sengupta, C. D. Batista, R. McDonald, S. Cox, J. Singleton, L. Huang, T. P. Papageorgiou, O. Ignatchik, T, Herrmannsdorfer, J. L. Manson, J. A. Schlueter, K. A. Funk*, J. Wosnitza, Phys. Rev. B 2009, 79, 060409R.

"Characterization of the antiferromagnetism in Ag(pyz)2(S2O8) (pyz = pyrazine) with a two-dimensional square lattice of Ag2+ ions." J. L. Manson, K. H. Stone, H. I. Southerland*, T. Lancaster, A. J. Steele, S. J. Blundell, F. L. Pratt, P. J. Baker, R. D. McDonald, P. Sengupta, J. Singleton, P. A. Goddard, C. Lee, M.-H. Whangbo, M. L. Warter*, C. H. Mielke, P. W. Stephens, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 4590.

Dana Elder, English professor and director of University Honors, has had his pedagogical article, "Worth Fighting For" published in Teaching English in the Two-Year College 36.4 (May 2009): 355-356.

Joe Dowd and Beth Murff co-authored an article, "Utility Accounting System Change During Increasing Competition: An Application of Discriminant Analysis," that was published in the November 2008 issue of the American Journal of Business Research a publication of the American Institute of Higher Education.

"An Exploratory Study of the Extent of Information Technology Adoption in SMEs: An Application of Upper Echelon Theory," an article co-authored by Duanning Zhou, Ta-Tao Chuang and Kazuo Nakatani, was published in the 2009 issue of the Journal of Enterprise Information Management.

Zhou and Wayne Wei Huang, had their article, Using Fuzzy Classification Approach to Assess E-Commerce Websites: An Empirical Investigation (in press 2008), in the ACM Transaction on Internet Technology.

In addition, Zhou, Bill McGonigle, and Robert Sarikas' article, "Impact of In-depth Exposure of Database Knowledge to Accounting Students: An Empirical Study," was published in the 2009 issue of Global Education Journal.

"Power Sellers as an Intervening Variable of the E-Commerce Consumer Behavior Model," was the title of a paper presented and published in the proceedings at the recent Western Decision Sciences Institute, authored by David Olsen, Myles Powell, Robert Mills and Vance Cooney, this month in Hawaii.

Cooney made two Health Informatics presentations to the Health Services Administration Advisory Board. He made a presentation on this topic at the February Women in Healthcare conference that was hosted by the CBPA and EWU. Cooney also has developed a new course in Health Informatics that he is teaching this quarter. This is the first step in developing a new Health Informatics option for students.

Co-authors Muhammad Asif, Erik deBruijn, Oal Fisscher, Cory Searcy, and Harm-Jan Steenhuis had their article, "Process Embedded Design of Integrated Management Systems," published in the 2009 International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management.

Steenhuis, Brian Grinder, and Erik DeBruijn had their paper, "Simulation Technology in the Classroom: Does it Increase Learning?" presented and published in the Proceedings at the International Association for Management of Technology, April 2009.

A paper co-authored by Charles Zeis, Agnieszka Waronska, and Dean Rex Fuller, "Value-added Program Assessment Using Nationally Standardized Tests: Insights into Internal Validity Issues," has been accepted for presentation at the June 2009 International Academy of Business and Economics (Greece). The paper has also been accepted for publication in their journal and proceedings.

Dee Martin recently attended the New Mexico Mediation Association 2009 Winter Convocation as a representative of the Washington Mediation Association where she is currently serving as President-elect.

Marty Johnston was this year's coordinator of the Women in Health Care conference held on the Riverpoint campus in February. Faculty from the College who made presentations included Wendy Eager, Vance Cooney, and Johnston. Other University faculty and staff who participated were Maria Hernandez Peck, Robin Pickering, Karen Wanjico and Kenra Selle.

Bob McGinty's paper, "The Plight of Women on Campus," was presented at the Western Decision Sciences Institute conference and published in the proceedings, held this month in Hawaii.

Larry Luton was notified that his article, "Administrative 'Interpretation' as Policymaking: An Abuse of Discretion by Presidential Administrations," has been accepted for publication in the December 2009 edition of Administrative Theory and Praxis.

"Strategic Responses Arising from Divergent Foreign Policy and Trade Perspectives," authored by Patricia Nemetz-Mills is currently in press for publication in the Journal of Executive Education.

Nemetz-Mills  and an MBA student, Teresa Smith, were co-authors on a paper being presented at the Western Decision Science Conference in Hawaii this month. The paper's title is, "An Exploratory Study of Perceptions Comparing Social Entrepreneurship to Government Foreign Aid in an East African Village."

Goitom Tsegay's article, "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Export Support Services in Developing Countries: A Customer (user) Perspective," was published in the International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 3, #4, 2008.

Tsegay and Dawit Zerom have had their article "Agent's Quest for Reputation and Referrals from Past and Present Customers as the Agent's Source of Business," accepted for publication in the International Journal of Services, Economics and Management 2009, Vol. 1, #3.

Assistant professor Samuel Ligon currently has stories in Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth, Gulf Coast, and Keyhole.

Associate Professor Gregory Spatz has published a full length novella, Time Trials, in the Santa Monica Review. He also has new short stories forthcoming in the Kenyon Review and in the New England Review.

Professor Christopher Howell has had the following book manuscripts accepted for publication: Gaze (poems), Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, Minn. (forthcoming); Nuts, Bolts, and a Coil of Rope (essays and interviews) Lost Horse Press, Sandpoint, Idaho (forthcoming). 

Additonally, Howell has had the following poems published in journals: "Tiger Tiger," Turnrow, winter 2009; "Value," The Massachusetts Review, spring 2009; "Nothing Doing," "Saving Face," Smartish Pace, spring 2009; "Among the Wrong Bees," "Ode to the Letter S," "The Bishop and the River," "Ecclesiastes," "On a Game Show in Purgatory St. Augustine is Asked About the Soul," Knockout, spring 2009; "Dancers," The Burnside Review, accepted fall 2008; "The Rain is Not Discouraged," "Letting Things Go," The Gettysburg Review, fall 2008; "Circles in the Shell of the Ear," "Home is the Sailor," "Another Fine Mess," "Face," The Journal, fall 2008; "Another Letter to the Soul," "Marsh," Crazyhorse, fall 2008; "The 13th Interval," "The New Orpheus," in Zeus Seduces the Wicked Stepmother in the Saloon of the Gingerbread House, ed. S. Richardson (Winterhawk Press, Boise, Idaho) fall 2008; "Gaze," in Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes, eds. Prevost & Van Cleve (C&R Press, Chattanooga, Tenn.) fall 2008; "Brothers Find Each Other in the Dark," "Mercy," The Lyric Review, #11, fall 2008. and "At Sea," in Poetry Calendar 2009, ed. Shafiq Naz (Alhambra Publishing, Bruges, Belgium) fall 2008.

Assistant Professor Rachel Toor has published a new book of nonfiction, Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running (University of Nebraska Press).

Paul Lindholdt, professor of English, while on a professional leave published the following articles for scholarly and popular audiences: "From Sublimity to Ecopornography: Assessing the Bureau of Reclamation Art Collection." Journal of Ecocriticism 1.1 (Jan. 2009): 1-25. http://ojs.unbc.ca/index.php/joe/issue/current "The fine art of bureaucracy." High Country News 41.1 (Jan. 19, 2009): 26. http://www.hcn.org/ and "Art of the Dammed." Pacific Northwest Inlander Jan. 29, 2009: 62. www.inlander.com/content/last_word_role_us_government_public_art

"Treatment in an Outpatient Setting for a Patient with an Infected, Surgical Wound with Hypergranulation Tissue" by Dr. Nicole Stevens, a recent graduate of Eastern Washington University's doctoral program, and co-authored by EWU professors Dr. Meryl Gersh and Dr. Ryan Mizner, has been published in the International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, and has been indexed in the PubMed, the search engine of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2008 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print].

Co-authors Arsen Djatej, Duanning Zhou, Bill McGonigle, and Robert Sarikas, have been informed that their article, “Impact of In-depth Exposure of Database Knowledge to Accounting Students: an Empirical Study,” has been accepted for publication in the Global Education Journal in the March 2009 edition.

Patrick Jones has been notified that his grant request for nearly $30,000 has been funded by Avista to conduct a Low Income Household Heating Analysis.

The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis, directed by Patrick Jones recently launched a new indicator website for the communities of Chelan and Douglas Counties: www.chelandouglastrends.org. Its goal is to provide citizens, local governments, businesses and non-profit agencies alike with easy access to meaningful, unbiased data and information that is relevant to the local area. This is the third site of its kind from the IPPEA, following in the footsteps of the Spokane Community Indicators Initiative (www.communityindicators.ewu.edu) and Walla Walla Trends (www.wallawallatrends.com). It won't be the last one either; the IPPEA is currently speaking with several other counties about creating similar sites for their communities.

The Tribal Transportation Assistance Program led by Richard Rolland and Dick Winchell are awaiting word on federal funding that will keep the program funded for an additional five years. The grant is in the budget office for last minute adjustments before being finalized.

"The Influence of Program Context Intensity: an Examination of Television Advertising During War News," co-authored by Damon Aiken and Kevin Malkewitz, has been accepted for publication in the Fall 2010 issue of the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising.

Aiken has also been informed that his co-authored manuscript, "Technologies Across our Curriculum: A Study of Technology Integration in the Classroom," has been accepted for future publication in the Journal of Education for Business.

"Do Offshore Outsourcing Firms in the USA Use their Investments on Corporate Social Responsibility to Alleviate Negative Attitudes Toward Offshore Outsourcing," co-authored by Goitom Tsegay and Nancy Birch was published in the Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2008.

Tsegay and Birch also had their article, "Determinants of Sales Persons Ethical Decision Behavior: The Case of Real Estate Agents," presented and published in the proceedings of the First International Business Conference, Detroit, August. In addition, their article, "Do They Buy for Their Dogs the Way They Buy for Themselves," was accepted for publication at Psychology & Marketing.

Tsegay's article, "Determinants of Export Marketing Channel design to Developed and Developing Countries: Exploratory Study," was published at Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, 20(4), 91-112. His article co-authored with Z. Dawit, "Agents' Quest for Reputation and Referalls From Past and Present Customers as the Agents' Source of Business," has been accepted at International Journal of Services, Economics and Management.

The American Review of Canadian Studies has notified Dick Winchell that his contributions on "Canadian Urban Planning in Canadian Studies," has been accepted as part of the submission, "Reflections of American Academics Following a Foray into Western Canada: What was Learned as a Result of Attending the International Canadian Studies Institute." The American Review of Canadian Studies is a refereed, multidisciplinary, quarterly journal. Published by the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, the ARCS examines Canada and The Canadian point of view from an American perspective. Its articles - both interdisciplinary and disciplinary - explore Canada's arts, cultures, economics, politics, history, and society, recognizing Canada's distinctive position in the world.

In October, Sandra Christensen presented her paper, "Antitrust and Ethics: Monopolists from Rockefeller to Gates," at the International Business and Economics Research Conference in Las Vegas.

The EWU Research and Scholarship Committee has awarded $5,000 to Marty Johnston, for her grant-proposal to study the Nurse Assistant Work Index (NAWI) and Nursing Home Resident Quality Outcomes during Summer 2009.

"What Level of Budgetary Goal Difficulty Elicits Maximum Effort?" was reviewed and accepted for presentation and conference proceedings at the American Institute of Higher Education Conference in Atlantic City this past September. The article was co-authored by Joe Dowd and Bill McGonigle. They are awaiting word for acceptance of publication in the American Journal of Business Research. 

Dowd and McGonigle have also co-authored, "The Optimal Level of Budgetary Goal Difficulty: An Experimental Study," and it is being reviewed at the American Journal of Business Research.

The Fall 2008 issue of The Journal of Financial Education published Brian Grinder's article, "Automated Online Homework Managers: Filling the Gaps with Flashä.

"MIRR vs. IRR: Exploring the Logic of the Incremental Reinvestment Assumption," co-authored by David Eagle, Dean Kiefer, and Brian Grinder was published in Volume 8, Nov. 4, 2008, of the Journal of International Finance and Economics.

"The Force of Moral Intuition when Asking: Is this Right?" was presented and accepted for publication at the Academy of Management, and authored by Bruce Teague. Teague's article, "A Narrative Analysis of Idea Initiation in the Republic of Tea," has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Visible Hand.

Dana Elder, English professor and director of University Honors, had a poem published in a National Council of Teachers of English journal: "High Shoes." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 36.2 (December 2008):122.  

Yves Nievergelt, professor of mathematics, published a research article titled “Computing the Distance from a Point to a Helix and Solving Kepler's Equation” in the January 2009 issue of Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research, Section A:  accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, Vol. 598, No. 3, p. 788-794. 

In September, Rebecca Brown, assistant pro­fessor of biology, returned to Sweden to coordinate a writing workshop with renowned riparian ecolo­gist, Dr. Christer Nillson of Umeå University. The goal of the workshop was to write a multi-author review paper about hydrochory (seed dispersal by water) in riparian systems. The work was funded by an EWU Faculty Grant for Research.

John Cogley, professor of Physical Education, Health and Recreation,  is this year's recipient of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) Excellence in Education award.

Ross Black, professor of biology, was contracted by the Kalispel Tribe to conduct research on Frater, Nile, and Brown Lakes.

Rebecca Brown, assistant professor of biology, received two grants: (1) Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Adaptive Management from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Department; and (2) Cow Creek Native Plant Propagation from the Department of Ecol­o­gy.

Donald Lightfoot, associate professor of biology (retired), received a grant from Spokane Community College for a Biotechnology Education Infusion Program.

Heather McKean, senior lecturer of biology, has a grant from the Higher Education Control Board to expand teacher preparation through Teaching/ Learning with Inquiry, which focuses on hands-on learning activities.

Allan Scholz, professor of biology, received two grants: (1) Lake Roosevelt fisheries research for the Spokane Tribe of Indians; and (2) Bull Trout movement in the Albeni Falls Dam trail race for Battelle Memorial Institution.

David Terpstra was promoted to full professor effective September 2008.

The Washington State Business Education Association awarded Pam Weigand the Distinguished Service award at their October conference. It is the highest award the association gives to educators. Pam also received for the third year in a row, the Western Business and Information Technology Educators, Newsletter Recognition Award "For high standard of excellence in publications," given at the 2008 regional conference in Arizona.

Harm-Jan Steenhuis and his co-author, Erik deBruijn, had two presentations at the IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology in Bangkok, Thailand in September. The articles were also published in the proceedings and were titled, "Innovation and Technology Based Economic Development: Are there Short-cuts?" and "Achieving Sustainability Three Dimensionally."

Students in Damon Aiken's marketing classes performed several different studies for the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture spring quarter including on-site customer satisfaction, market and campus surveys.

"Data Transparency in Collaborative Commerce," authored by Duanning Zhou, Ta-Tao Chuang and Kazuo Nakatani was published and presented at the China Summer Workshop on Information Management this past June.

In August, Kodo Yokozawa, Harm-Jan Steenhuis, and Erik deBruijn had their article, "Current Issues for Internationalization of Japanese Manufacturing Companies," presented and pubished in the conference proceedings at the Third World Conference on Production and Operations Management, in Tokyo, Japan.

"Dimensions of Internet Communications Trust," authored by Damon Aiken, Robert Mackoy, Ben Shaw-Ching Liu, Richard Fetter, and Gregory Osland, was published in the Journal of Internet Commerce, in Vol. 6, #4 2007 edition.

Bill Kelley received notice that his study, "National Scenic Byways: Diversity Contributes to Success," was published in the monograph, Energy and Environmental Concerns 2004 of the Transportation Research Record #1880, Energy and Environmental Concerns.

The Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems, published by IGI Global in June 2008 has included a chapter by Mary Ann Keogh Hoss and Harm-Jan Steenhuis, titled "A Model for the Discussion of Medical Tourism."

At the Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship held in June, "Marketing at the Entrepreneurship Interface: Historical Perspective Derived from the Early Years of the First US Non-Defense Based Mass Production Industry: Clock Manufacturing 1807-1850," was presented and published in the conference proceedings. The article was co-authored by Vince Pascal, Brian Grinder, and Bob Schwartz. They also presented and had published in the proceedings at the 2008 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference their article, "Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Early American Clock Industry (1807-1850)."

Harm-Jan Steenhuis was a co-author with Abouazoum Alafi and Erik deBruijn for their article, "Changes in Business Structures: Challenges for Management of Libyan Industry," which was presented and published in the proceedings of the June 2008 International Management Development Research Yearbook, on Shared Responsibilities: Management Challenges in an Environment of Increasing Global Concerns.

Harm-Jan, Brian Grinder, and Erik deBruijn also co-authored "Tracking of Learning with Clickers in an Operations Course," which was published at the Tradition and Innovation in Operations Management (June 2008) in the Book of Abstracts.

Harm-Jan, Brian and Erik also had their paper, "The Use(lessness) of Online Quizzes, Experiences in an Operations Management Course," presented at the May 2008 Production and operations Management Society Conference.

"An Investigation of the Impact of Degree of IFRS Implementation on the Comparative Accuracy and Bias of Equity Securities Analysists Asian Pacific Rim Firms Earnings Forecasts," authored by Arsen Djatej, Grace Gao, Robert Sarikas, and David Senteney, was published in the Summer 2008 journal, The Business Review, Cambridge.

Arsen, and co-authors Joe Dowd, Kati Pajunen, and Robert Sarikas, had their paper, "The Internationalization of Finnish and Russian Financial Accounting: 1989 to Present" accepted for the July 2008 12th World Congress of Accounting Historians.

Sandra Christensen presented, "Product Liability Law Reform: What Does Justice Require," at the at the May 2008 Hawaii International Conference on Business.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation published Vince Pascal and Daniel Stewart's article, "The Effects of Location and Economic Cluster Development on Native American Entrepreneurship," in its Vol. 9, No. 2, 2008 edition.

Marty Johnston received a mini-grant of $1,250 from the Eastern Washington University Foundation to cover her study on Long-Term Care Organizations this past spring.

In April 2008, Bruce Teague had two articles that were published in the Business Research Yearbook that he presented at the 20thAnnual Conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines. Bruce was sole author on "Work Stress from Unexpected Sources: The Novelty of the Mundane," and a co-author with, George Watson, on "The Importance of Moral Hypocrisy as an Organizational Research."

Bruce and Damon had a paper accepted at the Society of Business, Industry, and Economics entitled, "Exploring the Link Between Internal Branding and Employee Satisfaction and Loyalty," which was presented in Florida, April 2008.

Damon's paper, "Old School Values in a New School Consumption Environment: A Study of the Arena Football League," was accepted at the Academy of Marketing Science conference which was held in Vancouver, May 2008. His co-authors were Rich Campbell and Ajay Sukhdial.

Articles and presentations that were conducted in 2007 but were not listed in the newsletters for 2007-08 included the following:

Jonathan Deacon, Vince Pascal, and Bob Schwartz, "Entrepreneurs and Marketing: A New Look at Linguistic Interpretations," The Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 9, 2007.

Harm-Jan Steenhuis and Erik DeBruijn, "Exploring the Impact of National Culture on the Outcome of International Technology Transfer Projects," International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Vol. 6, Nos. 2/3/4, 2007.

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Erik deBruijn, and Hans Heerkens, "Technology Transfer and Catch-up: lessons from the Commercial Aircraft Industry," International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Vol. 6, Nos. 2/3/4, 2007.

 


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