Faculty Professional Activities

Fred Ablondi, associate professor of philosophy, served as Vice-President of the North American Spinoza Society. He also published "Epistemic Vagueness?" in Think 8, "Millar on Slavery" in the Journal of Scottish Philosophy, and "What We Talk About When We Talk About Lowe" in The Red Sox and Philosophy (Open Court Press).

David Bailin, adjunct instructor of art, exhibited work in the West Coast Drawings: Drawings VIII exhibit at the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Wash., and exhibited work in the Ten Year Celebration: Solo Exhibition Artists Retrospective exhibit at The Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Jay Barth, M.E. & Ima Graves Peace Professor of Politics, published "Arkansas: Still Swingin’ in 2004," which appeared in the American Review of Politics and was reprinted in Readings in Arkansas Politics and Government; "Arkansas: More Signs of Momentum for Republicanism in Post-`Big Three’ Arkansas" in the American Review of Political Science and was reprinted in Readings in Arkansas Politics and Government; "The Media, the Medium, and Malaise: Assessing the Effects of Campaign Media Exposure with Panel Data" Mass Communication and Society (with L. Marvin Overby); and "Arkansas: He’s Not One of (Most of Us") in A Paler Shade of Red: The 2008 Presidential Election in the South (with Janine Parry and Todd Shields).

Carl Burch, associate professor of computer science, served as Nifty Assignments Chair at the Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences, Mid-South Region, 2010.

Chris Campolo, associate professor of philosophy, presented "Deep disagreement in a multicultural world," at the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario.

Stella M. Capek, professor of sociology, presented "Caught Up In The Mix" at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) meetings in Victoria, British Columbia; and co-organized and presided for a Thematic Session on the New Politics of Community titled "Environmental Justice and Immigrant/Refugee Communities" at the American Sociological Association annual meetings in San Francisco, Calif. Additionally, she served as advisor to the Endometriosis Association.

Andres Caro, assistant professor of chemistry, received the Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award ($44,869 for January 2009-January 2011) for his research on reactive oxygen species and CYP2E1-dependent oxidation of mitochondrial DNA in liver cells. He also served as Assistant Professor of Research Service at the Little Rock Campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Andrea Duina, assistant professor of biology, received additional funding for his research "Analysis of the role of histone H3 in transcription elongation." He previously received funding from the NSF RUI program for 2006-2010, which has now been extended for 2011-2013, for $473,089.

Karen Fannin, assistant professor of music, served as Music Director of the Little Rock Wind Symphony. She also published "The Battle Pavane by Tielman Susato" in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (GIA Publications).

Peter Gess, adjunct instructor of politics, presented "Presidential Scholars Program: International Educational Initiatives from Rwanda’s Vision 2020," with Gilbert Ndayambaje at the NAFSA Region III Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Tom Goodwin, Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Julia Mobley Odyssey Professor, published "Male and female developmental differences in chemosensory investigations by African elephants (Loxodonta africana) approaching waterholes" in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (with Christen Merte and Bruce Schulte); "The elephants of Addo: An undergraduate research adventure" in Journal of the Elepant Managers Association (Broederdorf, L.J., Meyer, J.M., Freeman, E.W., &Bruce Schulte); "Monitoring African elephant chemical communication and hormone activity in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa" in the Journal of the Elephant Managers Association (with Jordana Meyer, Elizabeth Freeman, and Bruce Schulte); "The Garden of Green Organic Chemistry at Hendrix College" in Changing the Course of Chemistry: Green Chemistry Education (American Chemical Society); "Prospecting for mammalian chemical signals via solventless extraction techniques: an elephantine task" in ChemoSense (with Bruce Schulte); "Greener Solutions for the Organic Chemistry Teaching Lab: Exploring the Advantages of Alternative Reaction Media" in the Journal of Chemical Education (with Lallie McKenzie, Lauren Huffman, James Hutchison, Courtney Rogers & Gary Spessard); and "Sexual dimorphism in the performance of chemosensory investigatory behaviours by African elephants (Loxodonta africana)" in Behaviour (with Helen Loizi., L.E.L. Rasmussen, Anna Whitehouse & Bruce Schulte).

Karen Griebling, professor of music, served as President of ARVIOLAS (Arkansas Chapter of the Viola Society).

Joyce Hardin, Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Assistant Professor of Biology, served as President of the Arkansas Academy of Science and as a member of the Tree Board for the City of Conway.

Courtney Hatch, assistant professor of chemistry, received the Corporation for Science Advancement, Cottrell College Science Award for her research "Heterogeneous processing of mineral aerosol by reactive gases in the Earth’s atmosphere." The award is for $45,000, 2010-2012. She also attended Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching Networks (ASCENT) in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and published "Water uptake on humic and fulvic acids: Aerosol and thin film measurements" in Atmospheric Environment (with Kelly Gierlus, James Zahardis, Jennifer Schuttlefield, and Vicki Grassian).

J. Brett Hill, assistant professor of anthropology, published "What Difference Does Environmental Degradation Make? Change and its Significance in Transjordan" in The Archaeology of Environmental Change: Socionatural Legacies of Degradation and Resilience (University of Arizona Press, Tucson). He also co-edited (with Christopher T. Fisher and Gary M. Feinman) The Archaeology of Environmental Change: Socionatural Legacies of Degradation and Resilience (University of Arizona Press).

Jeff Kosiorek, visiting assistant professor of history, reviewed The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Environment, which appeared in Environmental History.

John Krebs, professor of music and humanities area chair, (with Karen Griebling, Hendrix and Jackie Lamar, UCA) performed at the World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.

Lisa Leitz, assistant professor of sociology, co-organized and presided, "The Effects of the Iraq War on the U.S. Military and Peace-Making," Peace, War, & Social Conflict Paper Session, American Sociological Association annual meetings in San Francisco, Calif.

Matthew Lopas, associate professor of art, exhibited his work "Panoramic Interiors" at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas.

Tim Maxwell, professor of psychology, served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Annual Editions: Psychology (McGraw-Hill/Dushkin).

J. J. Mayo, associate professor of kinesiology, served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research.

Jay McDaniel, Willis T. Holmes Distinguished Professor of Religion and Nancy and Craig Wood Odyssey Professor, was invited to teach a five-day course on Buddhism and Christianity at the Vancouver School of Theology.

Kristi McKim, assistant professor of film studies, presented "Cinephilia as Sensual Film History in The Dreamers" at the Southern Illinois University Department of Cinema and Photography and "Ephemeral Style: Intimate Scale and Subjectivity in Doris Dörrie’s Cherry Blossoms" at the 2009 World Picture Conference at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. She also reviewed Ingmar Bergman’s The Magic Lantern, which appeared in Film International.

Rod Miller, associate professor or art, presented "Perelandra: The Synoptic Lewis." at the Perelandra Project Colloquium, St. Stephen’s house in Oxford, England.

Jenn Penner, assistant professor of psychology, presented "The Effects of Site Provisioning on Cache Pilfering Rates in Eastern Gray Squirrels" at the Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting in Pirenópolis, Brazil.

Jennifer Peszka, associate professor of psychology, had research referenced in Time magazine, December 2009 edition. She also co- presented "The Effect of Console/Computer Game Play on Sleepiness and Sleep Hygiene" at the 23rd Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Seattle, Wash.; and co- presented "Chronotype, Sleep Hygiene, and Academic Performance in High School and College" at the 23rd Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Seattle, Wash., and published "Online Academic Integrity" in Teaching of Psychology (with David Mastin & Deborah Lilly).

Sasha Pfau, assistant professor of history, presented "Distinguishing Physiological Illness from Supernatural Phenomena in Late Medieval France," at the Texas Medieval Association Conference at the University of Texas in Austin.

Rebecca Resinski, associate professor of classics, published "Revising Pandora (and Rewriting Eve) in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Wonder Book," in Asterisks and Obelisks: Classical Receptions in Children’s Literature.

Brigitte Rogers, visiting assistant professor of dance, served as Assistant Choreographer for The Producers with the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.

John Sanders, professor of religion, published "Theological Muscle-Flexing: How Human Embodiment Shapes Discourse About God" in Creation Made Free: Open Theology Engaging Science (Pickwick Publications). He also presented "Can Classical Theism Support Creativity, Adventure, and non Conformity? A Reply to Process Theists." and "Divine Relationality and Theodicy in The Shack." to the American Academy of Religion in Montreal; and "Something Old, Something New: Reflections on Evangelical Scholarship in Light of the Open Theism Controversy," to the Society of Evangelical Scholars in Montreal. And, he lectured at the Theta Phi Fall Forum at Asbury Seminary.

Lawrence Schmidt, professor of philosophy, was invited to lecture at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China.

Andrew Scott, assistant professor of classics, selected to participate in the 2009 American Numismatic Society’s Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics in New York.

Allison Shutt, associate professor of history, chaired the first African Studies Association conference in New Orleans, La., where she co-organized a series of panels titled "Theatres of Class and Conflict in Zimbabwe." and presented "Insult Laws and Contentious Authority in Zimbabwe."

J. Aaron Simmons, assistant professor of philosophy, published "Teaching Plato with Emoticons" in the APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy (with Scott F. Aikin); "Revisiting Gender Inclusive God-Talk: A New, Wesleyan Argument" in Philosophy and Theology (with Mason Marshall); "Vision Without Image: A Levinasian Topology" in Southwest Philosophy Review; "Moments of Intense Presence: An Interview with David Wood" in the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (with David Wood); "From Necessity to Hope: A Continental Perspective on Eschatology Without Telos" in Heythrop Journal (with Nathan R. Kerr); and "Continuing to Look for God in France: On the Relationship Between Phenomenology and Theology," in Words of Life: New Theological Turns in French Phenomenology (Fordham University Press). He also presented the lecture "Heavenly Minded and Earthly Good: Evangelical Christianity and Environmental Ethics" at Central Methodist University.

Damon Spayde, assistant professor of physics, published "Strange Quark Contributions to Parity-Violating Asymmetries in the Backward Angle G0 Electron Scattering Experiment" in Physical Review Letters.

Tom Stanley, Bill and Connie Bowen Odyssey Professor of Economics and Business, published "Publication Selection Bias in Minimum-Wage Research? A Meta-Regression Analysis" in the British Journal of Industrial Relations (with Hristos Doucouliagos) and "Efficiency Wages, Productivity and Simultaneity: A Meta-Regression Analysis" in the Journal of Labor Research (with Eric Krassoi-Peach). He also presented "Are Recreation Values Systematically Underestimated? Getting Beyond Publication Selection Bias." at a DARE Seminar at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.

David Sutherland, professor of biology, lectured and presided over the induction of new members at the Pi Mu Epsilon chapter at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., and Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. He also presided over student undergraduate research presentations, Pi Mu Epsilon awards ceremony and lectured at the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest 2009 in Portland, Ore., part of his duties as president of the national council of Pi Mu Epsilon honorary mathematics society.

Alex Vernon, associate professor of English, published "Spirit of Summer" in Soirée. He also reviewed The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization by Keith Gandal., which was featured in The Hemingway Review.

Carol West, professor of English, received the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, funded by a $87,805 grant from the U.S. Department of Education and supplemented by $3,500 from the Africa Network’s Luce Foundation grant, to support five weeks of curricular development activities in Senegal and The Gambia for fifteen participants.

Daniel Whelan, assistant professor of politics and international relations, published "The Reality of Western Support for Economic and Social Rights: A Reply to Susan Kang" in Human Rights Quarterly (with Jack Donnelly).

Ann Wright, associate professor of physics, attended "Women in Robotics & Engineering" workshop at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Fla.
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