September 2009 Dr. Amy Andersen, associate professor of education, and Dr. Harry Hueston, associate professor of criminal justice, are co-authors of an article published in the spring 2009 Texas Study of Secondary Education, Vol. XVII, no. 2. The article is titled “Creating a curriculum to deal with classroom violence from verbal threats to shootings.”
Dr. Stephen D. Bogener, assistant professor of history, is the author of an essay in a book he is co-editing with Bill Tydeman of Texas Tech University. The book contains critical essays and a historical essay written by Bogener. He also mentored two students during the summer who investigated archival sources in New Mexico for incidents and threads of violence post-Lincoln County War. The project was part of the University’s Undergraduate Summer Research Program.
Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, assistant professor of biology, was invited by the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology to be the plenary session speaker at the international conference on Fungal Evolution and Charles Darwin: From Morphology to Molecules July 9-11 in Bangkok, Thailand. His presentation was titled “Allergenic fungi of North America and aeroallergen index studied with Burkard Volumetric Spore Trap.” He also presented another paper titled “The efficiency of Xtreme 3000 and InductACT air purifiers on eradication of fungal and bacterial pathogen in the laboratory conditions with special reference to Staphylococcus aureus.” The research from both papers was published in the collection volume of the medical mycology session, BIOTEC, July 2009.
Chad Holliday, assistant professor of art, was featured in the August issue of American Style as one of eight emerging artists for 2009. The article is titled “Aspire, Inspire, Create,” and describes Holliday, who teaches glass and ceramics at WTAMU, as a glass artist by trade. His works are found in galleries across the country.
Dr. Guy Loneragan, associate professor of beef cattle health and management, was quoted in an article in the July issue of Drovers, a magazine for America’s beef business. The article, titled “Beef safety improving, but more needed,” talks about food-borne pathogens, and Loneragan’s work and research to reduce those pathogens. The article can be found here. Loneragan also is one of 21 inaugural members named to an independent advisory group created to focus on beef cattle health and well being. The North American Food Animal Well Being Commission for Beef includes world-renowned experts who will help direct research efforts, field studies and assessment tools for the North American beef industry.
Dr. Darlene Pulliam, McCray Professor of Business and professor of accounting, and Gary Rider, instructor of business, are the co-authors of an article in the August issue of Today’s CPA. The article is titled “Supreme Court decides on application of two percent floor to investment advisory fees.”
Dr. Dwight Vick, assistant professor of public administration, has been recognized by the Third Judicial District of the State of Iowa for his work on community-panel drug court programs. He was one of seven people recognized as influential people in the state to have served 1,000 clients and helping spread the success throughout the state. Vick also has written a book on the subject titled Community-Panel Drug Courts, tentatively set for a December release by Edwin Mellon Press.