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2006-07

2006-2007 Awards & Accomplishments

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments 2006-07


Dr. David Aaberg (Music) published the book Instructor’s Manual for Richard Lawn, Experiencing Jazz; published the article Jazz Yesterday and Today: So Much Music for One Small World for Phi Kappa Phi Forum; produced the composition Audition Etudes for all district and state jazz ensemble auditions in MO; and performed with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, the Boulevard Big Band, and the Kansas City Chiefs Pack Band.

Dr. Robert Ahlering (Psychology) presented the poster Online and On Site Social Psychology are Comparable in Rigor and Integrity at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute (Washington, D.C.).

Dr. Patrick Ament (Psychology) published with Duane Lundervold (Psychology) the article Abbreviated upright behavioral relaxation training for test anxiety among college students: Initial results in International Journal of Behavioral and Consultation Therapy; published the article Acceptance of Male Registered Nurses by Female Registered Nurses in Journal of Nursing Scholarship; presented the posters (1) Prototype Memory Abstraction is Related to Logical Memory Learning Slope and Logical Memory II Recognition Scales on the Wechsler Memory Scale III, (2) Prototype Versus Exemplar Categorization Processes: Effect of Multiple Presentation of Training Stimuli, and (3) Examination of Cerebral Hemispheric Processes in Common Features Derived Prototypes for Numbers at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (Washington D.C.); and presented with Duane Lundervold the poster Effect of abbreviated upright Behavioral Relaxation Training for test anxiety among college students at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis (San Diego, CA).

Dr. Shari Bax (Political Science) presented two papers at national conferences; served as the campus director for UCM’s participation in a grant program for national voter registration; academic/curriculum consultant for MBS/MGS; coordinator for the American Democracy Project; and submitted two articles for publication.

Dr. Michael Bersin (Music) was principal cello of the Lee’s Summit Symphony Orchestra; and substituted in the Kansas City Symphony.

Dr. Keshav Bhattarai (Geography) received first place in Central’s Faculty Research Days for Science and Technology; presented the paper A GIS-based Economic Model for Optimum Use of Broiler Litter as Crop Nutrients in Louisiana at the Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy conference (New Orleans, LA); published the article Urban Sprawl in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal from 1955-2003: A challenge for urban policy makers and planners in Himalayan Journal of Development and Democracy and presented the article at the South Asian Conference (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); published the article A Comparative Analysis of TIGER Files and High Resolution Data: Issues of US-Canada Boarder Patrolling and Crime Mapping in Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies; published with Akis Kalaitzides (Political Science) the article Radicalizing Refugees: The Case of Lhotsampas in Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies; presented with Mahmud Yousef (Computer Science) the poster Mapping Impervious Surfaces Using High Resolution Images: Comparing Results of Classified vs. Vectorized Approaches at the Association of American Geographers national conference (San Francisco, CA); presented Spatial Modeling using GIS and Remote Sensing at the Association of American Geographers regional meeting (Lincoln, NE); and is a reviewer for Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies.

Dr. Steven Boone (Chemistry & Dean CAHSS) and Curtis Cooper (Computer Science) discovered the 44th Mersenne prime number, 232582657 – 1, the world’s largest known prime number containing 9.8 million digits just 9 months after finding the 43rd Mersenne prime number.

Dr. Brian Brost (Philosophy) published the article Student Compliance with Assigned Reading: A Case Study in The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Darlene Budd (Political Science) presented a paper at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting.

Dr. Bryan Carter (English) received special projects grants from the Government of Norway and the National Black Programming Consortium to develop within Second Life a learning environment and a virtual Harlem; presented the paper Unlikely Collaborations in Emerging Spaces at the Games, Learning and Society National Conference (Madison, WI); and presented the paper Imagine the Real in the Virtual at the National Distance Learning Conference (Madison, WI).

Julie Chapman (English-MFA) is a UCM representative to the 2007 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge.

Dr. John Check (Music) published the monograph Hearing Voices: Compound Melody in Jazz Improvisations in Studies in Western Music; and published the article Essential Theory for Future Music Majors in The Instrumentalist.

Dr. Darlene Ciraulo (English) published with Daniel Schierenbeck the article Shakespeare and Education in the Lambs' Poetry for Children and Tales from Shakespeare in Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation; and presented the paper Love and the Beast: Greek Romance and Elizabethan Eros at the Shakespeare Association of America conference (San Diego, CA).

Dr. Amber Clifford (Anthropology & Museum Curator) presented the paper Using university collections in undergraduate Teacher Education programs at the American Association of Museums meeting (Chicago, IL).

Dr. Sam Cox (Communication) published the article The Role of Rumor in Creating a Post 9/11 War Psyche: Justification for War with Iraq in Mass Media Research: International Approaches (eds. Passadeos & Dimitrakopoulou).

Sheryl Craig (English-MA) published Gone to the Housekeeper with Troublesome Directions, One of Folly’s Puppies, only a maid, and Two or Three Terriers in Jane Austen’s Regency World; presented the paper The Torments of Rice Puddings and Apple Dumplings: Jane Austen and Food as an invited speaker at the Jane Austen Society of North America, Southwest Region meeting (Los Angeles, CA) and at the Oregon and Southwest Washington Region meeting (Portland, OR); and presented the paper Pugs and Pointers, Puppies and Packs: Dogs and Dog Ownership in Jane Austen at the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (Tucson, AZ).

Michael Crane (Art-MFA) had a digital image, Bush-Cheney Wetlands, selected for inclusion on a calendar distributed to all members of the US Congress; and the picture Swimming to South America was included in the VIII Salon de Arte Digital at the Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, in Old Havana, Cuba.

Dr. Dan Crews (History) presented the paper Welfare reform, Lasarillo de Tormes, and the Valdes family at the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies conference (Miami, FL).

Dr. Terry Cunconan (Communication) received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Dr. Kenneth Cust (Philosophy) published the article Metaslavery in Contemporary Philosophy; and was the editor of the Digital Edition of Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary (Centerview, MO: Philosophical Services).

Dr. Kathleen Desmond (Art) contributed an essay Teaching Contemporary Art published in Getlein’s Living With Art Instructor’s Manual, 8th Edition; and served as outside evaluator for the Art History Major and Liberal Studies Programs at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Dr. Cheryl Eason (English) presented the paper Whaddaya Say? Yourself as a Reference for Teaching Pronunciation at the MIDTESOL Conference (Cedar Falls, IA) and at the Iowa Culture and Language Conference (Des Moines, IA).

Matthew Eck (English-ABD) received the Milkweed National Fiction Prize for 2007; and was named one of the Midwest’s top emerging writers by The Kansas City Star.

Dr. Charles Fair (Communication/Muleskinner) facilitated the acquisition of digitalBURG to provide UCM students the opportunity to work with a daily on-line newspaper; and was invited to join the Board of Judges of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Dr. Jim Floyd (Communication) published an article Ralph G. Nichols: Prophet, Pioneer and Visionary in International Journal of Listening; and was elected editor for the International Journal of Listening.

Dr. Miriam Fuller (English) published the article Crawfords on the Couch: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Effects of the ‘Bad School’ on Henry and Mary Crawford in Persuasion: The Jane Austen Journal; presented the paper Performance in Old French of Marie de France’s "Laustic" at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI); and presented the paper Crawfords on the Couch: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Effects of the ‘Bad School’ on Henry and Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park at the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (Tucson, AZ).

Dr. Wendy Geiger (Communication) published the article College students' multiple stereotypes of lesbians in Journal of Homosexuality; published the article Being human and gay/lesbian: A comparative perspective of Canadian and U.S. political discourse in Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies; and sponsored with Sam Cox a service learning project Communicating Common Ground Consortium in partner with Lone Jack Middle School Social Studies class.

Dr. James Gai (Music) presented the paper Clarinet Sound: Finding It After Marching Season at the Missouri Music Educators 68th Annual Conference and Clinics; and was principal clarinet in the Lee’s Summit Symphony.

Dr. Delia Gillis (History) published the book Kansas City in the Black America Series; and published the article Truth in black ink: Lucile Bluford's call to pen for black feminist activism in Jackson County Historical Society Journal; presented the paper Myth, memory, and the re-making of the John William 'Blind Boone' Park in Warrensburg, Missouri at the Salve Regina University Conference on Cultural and Historic Preservation (Newport RI); presented the paper Business, culture, and power: the civil rights movement in Kansas City, Missouri at the Organization of American Historians Regional Meeting, (Lincoln NE); and presented the invited paper Isn't she lovely: discovering and appreciating African American women and girls to the Office of Special Education, US Department of Education at the Engaging Cross-cultural Leaders in Preparation for Special Education meeting (Tampa, FL).

Dr. Della Goavec (Modern Languages-French) [Drocella Mwisha Rwanika] publishd the article Sexualité volcanique in Paris, L’Harmattan; and published the article L’art de la substitution dans L’état honteux de Sony Labou Tansi in Parcours figuratifs et configurations discursives du roman africain (Christiane Ndiaye ed.); presented the paper La femme dans l’écriture de Sony Labou Tansi [Woman in Sony Labou Tansi’s writing] at Université Pédagogique Nationale (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo); and presented the paper Shake hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire: Rethinking the Past for a Better Future at the Africa Studies Association (San Francisco, CA).

Joleen Goff (Art-MFA) had two works accepted into Fiber Directions 2007, a nationally juried show at the Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS; and exhibited her fiber art, Farm Story: A Place of Belonging at the Flying Pig Gallery (Lucas, KS) in conjunction with the Between Fences, a Smithsonian exhibit.

Dr. Tricia Hansen-Horn (Communication) received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success; and is co-editor of Public Relations: From theory to practice.

Dr. Richard Herman (Theatre) received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Award for Directing A Tale of Two Heroes; served as Faculty Ambassador to Beijing China, Geely University and Ying Film and TV College; served as Vice-Chair of Playwriting for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V; directed A Tale of Two Heroes and Recent Tragic Events.

Annie Helmericks-Louder (Art-MFA) had 2 commissioned works, Dining Out # 2, Dining Out #3, installed in the new KU Med Cardiac Heart Center, Kansas City; had a solo exhibition at Cottey College (Nevada, MO); and was the featured artist in a two-page spread in Fiber Arts Magazine.

Dr. Carol Heming (History) presented the paper The once and future Phoenix: the strange case of Women's Studies at Central Missouri State University at the Mid-America Conference on History (Fayetteville, AR).

Dr. Eric Honour (Music) produced the compositions The Bait at the 2006 National Conference of the Society of Composers (San Antonio, TX) and Dreamline at the 2006 International Computer Music Conference (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA); had performances of House and Speise III: Belgian Tripel; The Bait was included on a Society of Composers Incorporated Performers Series CD; and recorded the CD Trés Hanley-Millman; performed Luna for alto saxophone and electronics at the 2006 International Computer Music Conference (New Orleans, LA); and is on the Society of Composers, Inc. National Board and Co-chair, Society of Composers, Inc., Regional VI.

Dr. Mia Hynes (Music) performed solo recitals at Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX, and UM-Columbia; and was pianist with Carline Lee (viola, Kansas City Symphony) and with Tomoko Iguchi (violin, Kansas City Symphony).

Joyce Jablonski (Art-MFA) worked at PWS Experimental Sculpture Factory, Pottery Studio in Jingdezhen, China where porcelain was invented 1000 years ago; was part of a group show there; had one piece chosen to be in the permanent collection at the Ceramic Museum of Art in Jingdezhen, China, and had a solo show of her porcelain works at Strecker-Nelson Gallery in  Manhattan, KS.

Dr. Yvonne Johnson (Women's Studies & History) was a Fulbright Scholar to Envila Women's Institute, Minsk, Belarus; and received a Phi Kappa Phi grant for $10,000 to support a Cultural Literary Symposia.

Dr. Akis Kalaitzidis (Political Science) is under contract to publish two books: Europe’s Greece: A Giant in the Making (Palgrave-McMillan) and Immigration: A Documentary and Reference Guide (Greenwood Press); published two articles; received a university research grant; will present a paper at the International Conference on Politics and International Affairs (Athens, Greece); advisor for Third Party Alliance, Model UN, and Student Alliance for Peace.

Dr. Arthur Kemp (Psychology) presented the poster White racial identity and political affiliation among college students: A preliminary analysis at the 10th annual Diversity Week Conference – Vision’s and Voices: A Tapestry of Diversity (Kingston, RI); and presented the poster Multicultural Psychology: Integration into the Psychology Curriculum at the 5th annual Reaching Out: Best Practices in Teaching Diversity and International Perspectives across the Psychology Curriculum (Atlanta, GA).

Dr. Sean Kim (History) presented the paper The preacher and the devil: American Protestant discourse on modernity in colonial Korea at the Organization of American Historians conference (Minneapolis, MN); and presented the paper Subject unto the higher powers: missionaries and politics in colonial Korea at the American Society of Church History meeting (Atlanta, GA); and presented the invited paper Religion pure and simple: church and state in colonial Korea at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada).

Dr. David Kreiner (Psychology, Graduate School Associate Dean) published with Joseph Ryan (Psychology) Thirty-second interval patterns for WAIS-III digit symbol and symbol search in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; published the article Clinical applications of the digit symbol-coding subtest in The quantified process approach to neuropsychological assessment (A.M. Poreh, ed.); published with Kim Stark-Wroblewski (Psychology) the article Does the generation effect apply to PowerPoint handouts? in Psychology and Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal; published the book review How nature nurtures nurture: Evolutionary accounts of culture in PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books; published with Joseph Ryan the article Personality in domestic cats in Psychological Reports; and presented the poster Adherence to conversational maxims in Turing’s imitation game at the 114th American Psychological Association Convention (Washington, DC).

Dr. Monty Laycox (Modern Languages-French) chaired a session for the Courtly Literature Society at the 2006 South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting (Atlanta, GA).

Dr. Ann Legreid (Geography) is a member of the National Committee on the Status of Women in Geography; participated in the 2007 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge; prepared, and presented successful nomination of the Clinton Square Historic District before the State Review Board; published four essays: Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and St. Paul for The City and Urban Life; published essays Trygve Lie Becomes First U.N. Secretary and National Council of Churches for Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970; published essays Aldrich Ames and Vidkun Quisling for Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives; presented Space and Place in the Nordic-American Experience at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (San Francisco, CA); presented Teaching Geography by Service Learning: Strategies for Implementation and Evaluation at the Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education (St. Joseph, MO); presented Education by Service: Students in Local Outreach at the of the Council for Geographic Education annual meeting (Lake Tahoe, NV); presented Candles Across the Land: An Intellectual Geography of Women’s Studies Programs in the U.S. at the Mid-America Conference on History (Fayetteville AR) and at the Women’s and Gender Historians Conference of the Midwest (St. Louis, MO); and presented Maps and Memory: Norwegian-American Dimensions at the Norway-America Seminar IX (Telemark College, Norway).

Dr. Kathleen Leicht (English) published the article Dialogue and Dueling in Restoration Comedy in Studies in Philology.

Dr. Raymond Leonard (History) presented the paper Prophet without honor: Walter Krivitsky and the history of Stalin's Russia at the European Studies Conference (Omaha, NE); and presented the paper Risk and Recompense: Dueling, Masculinity, and Burney’s Fiction at the Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (Minneapolis, MN).

Dr. Joseph Lewandowski (Philosophy) and Greg Streich (Political Science) received First Place in Central's Faculty Research Days Award - Social Sciences, Communications, and Humanities; and published the article Boxing: The Sweet Science of Constraints in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport; presented the paper On Social Poverty at the Poverty and Wealth in the Contemporary World: An International Conference (Pilsen, Czech Republic) presented the paper Urban Photography as Social Critique at the Photography and the City Conference (Dublin, Ireland); presented the paper Explaining Social Poverty: Human Development and Social Capital at the 2006 Human Development and Capability Association International Conference (Gronigen, The Netherlands); presented the paper Roma: The Wretched of the ‘New Europe’ at the 31st Annual European Studies Conference (Omaha, NE); and presented the paper Boxing: The Sweet Science of Constraints at the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport Group Meeting (Washington, DC).

Dr. Lee Liu (Geography) published Impacts of Market Location on Rural Poverty and Income Inequality in China in The Chinese Economy; published proceedings Is the Environmental Kuznets Curve Applicable to China? The Case of the Construction of Ecological Demo-Zones for the 2006 Summer Camp (Qingdao, Shandong, China); published proceedings Agricultural Fertilizer Consumption, Environment, and Development in China for the International Conference of Agricultural and Rural Development (Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China); published proceedings Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Chemical Fertilizer Uses in Chinese Agriculture for the International Conference on Challenges Facing Chinese Agriculture and the West Development Strategy (Northwest A&F Science and Technology University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China); published proceedings China verses India: Demographic Transition and Its Implications for Economic Growth, Theory, and Policies for the International Conference on Dragon and the Elephant: China and India’s Economic Reforms (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China); and published proceedings Fertility Trends, Economic Growth, and Policy Reform in China at the International Conference on Governing Rapid Growth in China: Efficiency, Equity and Institutions, (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China).

John Louder (Art-MFA) had a solo exhibitions at Thomlinson Gallery, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR and at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO; had two-person shows at Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL and at Barton Community College, Great Bend, KS; and Steel Creek Reflection is now part of the collection of McGraw-Hill publishing Company, New York.

Melanie Lowrance (Art-MFA) exhibited in the show, Between Something and Nothing, Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN.

Dr. Scott Lubaroff (Music) presented with Michael Sekelsky (Music) the paper Everything You Wanted to Ask about Percussion but Were Afraid to Ask! at the Missouri Music Educators 68th Annual Conference and Clinics.

Dr. Mick Luehrman (Art) presented a paper Curating a Mini-Museum for Children at the National Art Education Association convention in New York City; and had a work, Gamesmanship, accepted into Paper in Particular, a nationally juried show hosted by Columbia College, Columbia, MO.

Dr. Duane Lundervold (Psychology) published with Patrick Ament (Psychology) Abbreviated upright behavioral relaxation training for test anxiety among college students: Initial results in International Journal of Behavioral and Consultation Therapy; was invited to submit the article Effect of behavioral activation treatment on fibromyalgia-related pain anxiety cognition in International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy; presented the posters (1) Validation of behavior analytic instructional design for an online course in Psychology of the Exceptional Child, (2) Effect of Behavioral Activation Treatment for fibromyalgia pain: Replication and extension, and (3) with Patrick Ament (Psychology) Effect of abbreviated upright Behavioral Relaxation Training for test anxiety among college students, and presented the paper Review and analysis of psychological intervention for fibromylgia pain at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis (San Diego, CA).

John Lynch (Art-MFA) directed the 4th annual, Creative Engine, pro-bono design service for not-for-profit agencies.

Dr. Carla Maltas (Music) published the article Transition to middle school student teaching in Music Educator’s Journal; published the article Engaging Elementary-Age Children with Opera in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education 25; published the article The Ghosts of Music Teachers Past Teaching in Music 14; produced a children’s opera; presented the paper All I Needed to Know, I Learned in an Orff Workshop: Writing an Asian Opera in (Many) Easy Steps at the American Orff Schulwerk National Conference (Omaha, NE); presented the papers Using Video to Promote your Music Program, It’s Hard to Tango When You’re Dancing with the Octopus, and Saving Your Music Program! Advocacy Tools for the “Times" at the Missouri Music Educators 68th Annual Conference and Clinics; presented the paper Dancing with the Octopus: Strategies for Rural Music Teachers at the Kansas Music Educator’s Conference, (Wichita, KS); presented the paper I Know This isn't Home Ec: Now Eat Your Beats! at a food-themed Kodaly National Conference (Chicago, IL); presented the paper The Beginnings of the Orff-Schulwerk Levels Training in the United States at the Keokuk II: The MENC Centennial History Symposium (Keokuk, IA); and presented the papers Canon of Peace and Howard Gardner in the Music Class at the Australian Orff Educators National Conference (Melbourne, Australia).

Dr. Patricia Marsh (Psychology) published the article K-State problem identification rating scales for college students in Measurement & Evaluation in Counseling & Development; presented the poster Significant relationships between use of capstone learning outcomes and perceived skill development at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (Washington, D.C.); presented the posters (1) Improving early childhood literacy by increasing the frequency of reading at home, (2) Comparing student learning based upon responses to issues of importance, progress, and usefulness of course learning outcomes, and (3) Survey refinement and cross institutional comparison of changes in diversity awareness, knowledge, and behavior within general psychology at the annual meeting of the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology (Chicago, IL).

Dr. Charles Martin (English) presented the papers Looking for White Angels: or, Mark Twain Colonizes Heaven and Hope, Despair, and the Later Mark Twain at the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (Charlotte, NC); and presented the paper Mark Twain’s Maps: Parodies of Cartography and the Boundaries of National Memory at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference (Kansas City, MO).

Dr. Sheri Mattson (Music) performed in the Marshall and the Sedalia Symphonies, in the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Ballet Orchestra, and in the Lee’s Summit Symphony; participated in Trois Hautbois, a professional oboe trio performing in Kansas City and at UCM; was a soloist with the Lee’s Summit High School Women’s Chorus; and is treasurer of the Midwest Double Reed Society.

Dr. Leroy McDermott (Art) had research on the female figurines of the European Upper Paleolithic illustrated in a new college textbook Anthropology: What Does It Mean to be Human?.

Dolores Mercado (Modern Languages-MA) published the article Doppelgänger: fragmentos de raza, clase y género como instrumentos de una conciencia femenina de poder en La señora de los sueños de Sara Sefchovich in Visiones y revisiones en torno a la literatura hispánica, ser. Encuentros de Viejos y Nuevos Mundos.

Dr. Sandra Merrill (Modern Languages -Spanish) published the article Machos/hombres y sus relaciones con los personajes femeninos de Demasiado amor y Santitos in Visiones y revisiones en torno a la literatura hispánica ser. Encuentros de Viejos y Nuevos Mundos; and presented with Michael Sawyer, Julie Stephens, and Dolores Mercado (Modern Languages) the paper The Reading-Writing Link: Research Findings among Different Levels of Spanish at UCM at the 2007 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Kansas City, MO).

Dr. Lori Miller (Psychology) published with Joseph Ryan (Psychology) the article Screening for response bias with WAIS-III Measures of incidental learning in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; published with Joseph Ryan the article Anosmia as a prognostic indicator in mild to moderate head injury in The Clinical Neuropsychologist; presented with Joseph Ryan the poster Anosmia as a prognostic indicator in mild to moderate head injury at the 114th American Psychological Association Convention (New Orleans, LA); presented with Joseph Ryan the poster Screening for response bias with WAIS-III measures of incidental learning at the Convention of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (San Antonio, TX).

Wayne Miller (English-MFA) published the book Only the Senses Sleep; received the George Bogin Memorial Award and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America 2007.

Dr. Gary Moege (Music) presented the paper Helping Horn Players Now and Later at the Missouri Music Educators 68th Annual Conference and Clinics; performed a solo on the program of the Mid-South Horn Conference (KU, Lawrence, KS).

Joe Moore (Communication-MA) was selected as a fellow for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Dr. Dennis Muchisky (English) presented with Robert Yates (English) the paper On TESOL at 40: A View from the Heartland at the MIDTESOL Conference (Cedar Rapids, IA).

Dr. James Obertino (English) published the article Barbarians and Imperialism in Tacitus and The Lord of the Rings in Tolkien Studies.

Gregory Owen (Theatre-MFA) received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Award for Scenic Design for Spinning Into Butter; was the Guest Designer for the Quincy Community Theatre's productions of I Do! I Do! and A Year With Frog and Toad; and was the Scenic Designer: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spinning Into Butter, and Recent Tragic Events.

Jeffrey Peltz (Theatre-MFA) was elected to Board of Governors for the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri; was the scenic/lighting designer for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spinning Into Butter, Recent Tragic Events, and The Miracle Worker, The Music Man, and The Odd Couple.

Dr. Aaron Podolefsky (Anthropology & President) published the 7th and 8th editions of the book Applying Anthropology: an introductory reader.

Dr. Julie Pratt (Theatre) received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V Road Warrior Award, the National Communication Association Theatre Division: Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service Award, and the Vagina Warrior Award (for Central's Vagina Monologues); directed The Odd Couple, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Miracle Worker; and wrote and performed in her own One Woman Show: Inconclusive Woman at the Kansas City Fringe Festival.

Kevin Prufer (English-MFA) published the book Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems; received the 2007 Pushcart Prize for A History of the American West; received the William Rockhill Nelson Award in Poetry for Fallen from a Chariot from The Kansas City Star & The Writers Place; was the 2007 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship: Poetry; and participated on the National Book Critics Circle Panel on Book Reviewing at the AWP Conference. Atlanta, GA, 2007.

Dr. Kuldip Rampal (Communication) published book chapters Asia: The Hollywood Factor in The Media Globe and Global News and Information Flow in the Internet Age in Global Communication.

Dr. Dorothy Robbins (Modern Languages-German) was the guest editor of Journal of Russian and East European Psychology of special issues of Journal of Russian and East European Psychology on L. S. Vygotsky, on A. A. Puzyrei, and on A. A. Leontiev and the senior editor of International Perspectives in Non-Classical Russian Psychology; was invited to publish an article Semiotics of Thinking and Speech in Enzyklopädisches Handbuch der Behindertenpädagogik; published an article Critical Review of Sociocultural Theory: Redefining L. S. Vygotsky’s Non-Classical Psychology in International Pragmatics; published a book chapter A. A. Leontiev’s Non-Classical Psycholinguistics in Language in Action: L.S. Vygotsky and Leontievian Legacies today (R. Alanen and S. Pöyhönen (Eds.)); co-chaired and organized the 7th International L.S. Vygotsky Memorial Conference and was the Key Note speaker of the paper Vygotsky’s Non-Classical Psychology: celebrating 110 years (Moscow, Russia); was the Key Note Speaker at the Language in Action: Vygotsky and Leontievian Legacy Today, a memorial conference to honor A.A. Leontiev of the paper Remembering the Life of A.A. Leontiev: Personality, Culture, Language (University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland), and presented the paper Beyond the Barriers: Humanity, Text, Communication at the memorial conference to honor A.A. Leontiev (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia).

Dr. Stella Roden (Music) performed with Paul Garritson (clarinet) and Peter Miyamoto (piano) in the Odyssey Chamber Music Series (Columbia, MO); and is Vice President of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (Kansas City Chapter).

Dr. Joseph Ryan (Psychology) received the William H. Byler Distinguished Faculty Award; received the Raymond D. Fowler Award from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS); published with David Kreiner (Psychology) Thirty-second interval patterns for WAIS-III digit symbol and symbol search in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; published the article Clinical applications of the digit symbol-coding subtest in The quantified process approach to neuropsychological assessment (A.M. Poreh (Ed.)); published the article WAIS-III intersubtest scatter: A comparison of brain damaged patients and normal controls in Journal of Clinical Psychology; published the article WAIS-III Performance IQ (PIQ) and Full Scale IQ (FSIQ) when Object Assembly is substituted for each standard Performance Scale subtest in Assessment; published with Kim Stark-Wroblewski (Psychology) the article Assessing student interest and familiarity with professional psychology specialty areas in Journal of Instructional Psychology; published the article Administration time estimates for WISC-IV subtests, composites, and Full Scale IQ in Journal of Clinical Psychology; published with David Kreiner the article Personality in domestic cats in Psychological Reports; published the article Validity of WAIS-III Performance Scale subtests completed with the nondominant hand in Applied Neuropsychology; published with Kim Stark-Wroblewski the article Senior citizens who use e-mail in Educational Gerontology: An International Journal; published the article Estimating WISC-IV indexes: Proration versus linear scaling in The Clinical Neuropsychologist; published with Lori Miller the article Screening for response bias with WAIS-III Measures of incidental learning in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; published with Lori Miller (Psychology) the article Anosmia as a prognostic indicator in mild to moderate head injury in The Clinical Neuropsychologist; published the article Concordance of the GMI and DMI for the WMS-III in The Clinical Neuropsychologist; published the article ABCN and ABPN diplomats compared: Administration of WAIS-III supplementary and optional procedures in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; published with Kim Stark-Wroblewski the article Administration time estimates for WISC-IV subtests, composites, and short forms in The Clinical Neuropsychologist; presented the posters (1) Estimating WISC-IV indexes: Proration versus linear scaling, (2) with Kim Stark-Wroblewski Are Americans more gullible than Canadians?, (3) with Lori Miller Anosmia as a prognostic indicator in mild to moderate head injury, (4) presented with Kim Stark-Wroblewski Administration time estimates for WISC-IV subtests, composites, and short forms, (5) Concordance of the GMI and DMI for the WMS-III, (6) with Kim Stark-Wroblewski Characteristics of rural Midwestern senior citizens who use e-mail, and (7) and with Kim Stark-Wroblewski A comparison of long versus short-term rural-dwelling senior citizens at the 114th Convention of the American Psychological Association (New Orleans, LA); presented the posters (1) ABCN and ABPN diplomates compared: Administration of WAIS-III supplementary and optional procedures and (2) presented with Lori Miller Screening for response bias with WAIS-III measures of incidental learning at the Convention of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (San Antonio, TX).

Dr. Daniel Schierenbeck (English) published with Darlene Ciraulo (English) the article Shakespeare and Education in the Lambs' Poetry for Children and Tales from Shakespeare in Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation; presented the paper 'Discipline is a capital thing': The Science of War in Scott’s Old Mortality at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (Purdue, IN); and presented the article The Aesthetic and ‘politics in practice’: Shelley and the Religion of Beauty at the International Conference on Romanticism (Tempe, AZ).

Dr. James Staab (Political Science) published book titled The Political Thought of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Hamiltonian on the Supreme Court (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006); roundtable panelist at the Western Political Science Association Meeting; invited Larry Sabato and Neal Katyal to campus; serves on planning committee for next year’s visit by Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Dr. Michael Sekelsky (Music) presented with Scott Lubaroff (Music) the paper Everything You
Wanted to Ask about Percussion but Were Afraid to Ask! at the Missouri Music Educators 68th Annual Conference and Clinics.

Dr. Richard Smith (Music) performed a solo recital at Northwest Missouri State University.

Dr. Kim Stark-Wroblewski (Psychology) published with Joseph Ryan (Psychology) the article Assessing student interest and familiarity with professional psychology specialty areas in Journal of Instructional Psychology; published with David Kreiner (Psychology) the article Does the generation effect apply to PowerPoint handouts? in Psychology and Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal; published with Joseph Ryan the article Senior citizens who use e-mail in Educational Gerontology: An International Journal; published with Joseph Ryan the article Administration time estimates for WISC-IV subtests, composites, and short forms in The Clinical Neuropsychologist; presented the posters (1) with Joseph Ryan Are Americans more gullible than Canadians?, (2) with Joseph Ryan Administration time estimates for WISC-IV subtests, composites, and short forms, (3) with Joseph Ryan the poster Characteristics of rural Midwestern senior citizens who use e-mail, and (4) with Joseph Ryan A comparison of long versus short-term rural-dwelling senior citizens at the 114th Convention of the American Psychological Association (New Orleans, LA); and presented the poster Confronting Dualities: Maintaining Boundaries in the Classroom and Beyond at the 32nd Annual Convention of the Association for Women in Psychology (San Francisco, CA).

Dr. Julie Stephens (Modern Languages-Spanish) presented the paper Embracing Ambiguity: Confronting Moral Dilemmas and Cultural Conflict Through Film and Literature at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Kansas City, MO).

Dr. Gregory Streich (Political Science) published a book review; and received a first place award at UCM’s Faculty Research Days with Joseph Lewandowski (Philosophy).

Dr. Susan Stevenson (Art) presented her research Leisure Place Advocacy: Understanding Place Related Behavior at a Destination Ski Resort at the 38th annual meeting of the Environmental Design Research Association (Sacramento, CA).

Dr. Sara Sundberg (History) published the article An investigation of exam essay questions on learning in United States history survey classes in The History Teacher; presented the paper Under her authority: women and property in early Louisiana at the Canadian Historical Association (Saskatoon, Canada); and presented the paper Women, the law and identity in early Louisiana at the American Historical Association meeting (Atlanta, GA).

Erica Sword (Theatre-MFA) participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Regional Costume Parade for Thoroughly Modern Millie; and was the costume designer for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spinning Into Butter, and The Miracle Worker.

Dr. Jon Taylor (History) received a Consultation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for He farmed and walked with us: landmarks that shaped the life of Harry S Truman.

Dr. Eric Tenbus (History) published the article In fits and starts: the evolution of elementary education in Victorian Britain in the The Human Tradition in Modern Britain; and presented the paper The uncertain solution: religious communities in the education of the Catholic poor in Victorian England and Wales at the Midwest Conference on British Studies (Indianapolis, IN).

Dr. David Thurmaier (Music) was the biennial columnist and guest editor for Phi Kappa Phi Forum, a scholastic honor society journal of Seeger, Springsteen, and American Folk Music; presented the paper Progress of a Tune: Ives and 'The Red, White, and Blue' at the Music Theory Midwest (KU, Lawrence, KS); was an invited lecturer at the UMKC Musicology/Music Theory Lecture Series.

Dr. William Vaughn (English) published the article Ideology and Ideological State Syllabi in Thought & Action.

Dr. Henry Wambuii (Political Science) published the book The Politics of HIV/AIDS and Implications for Democracy in Kenya ; and authored a comment for the article Framing Reparations Claims: Differences Between the African and Jewish Social Movements for Reparations for the African Studies Review.

Dr. Rahila Weed (Art) presented the paper Art, Autism, and the Brain at the National Art Education Association convention in New York City.

Dr. Alan Wenger (Music) was principal solo cornet and concertmaster of the Fountain City Brass Band, Kansas City, which was named the North American Brass Band Champion, which was the first American brass band ever invited to compete at the All-England International Masters Brass Band Competition in London, appeared at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow, and played for the Whit Friday Marches Competition in London; was a member of the Bluebonnet Brass Quintet (Ft. Worth, TX); performed with the Kansas City Brassworks; was principal trumpet in the Kansas City Friends of Chamber Music What Makes It Great series in performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass; and was a guest soloist with the Sedalia Symphony.

Dr. Corey Werner (Geography) presented Linking Past Dune Activity to Climate: Complications Caused by Geomorphic Feedback at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, (San Francisco, CA).

Dr. Chris Willey (Art) had three works accepted into the Mid-America Pastel Society Members Only Juried Show; and two works accepted into the Pastel National 2006 Juried Competition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

John Wilson (Theatre-MFA) acted in The Woolgather for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (Kansas City) and acted in the films The Empty Acre and Rigged; and directed Spinning Into Butter.

Esther Winter (English) presented the paper 11 (and Counting) Truths that Teachers Should Know When Preparing for Large Numbers of Saudis Entering U.S. Classrooms at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Business Disciplines (Fort Myers Beach, FL).

Dr. Kenneth Wood (Music) presented the paper Choosing Contest Music for the Solo Singer at the Missouri Music Educators 68th Annual Conference and Clinics; and is a Classical Singer Magazine Certified Classical Singer.

Dr. Robert Yates (English) presented the paper Understanding and Treating 'Untreatable' Errors at the International TESOL conference (Seattle, WA).

Matthew Zupnick (Art-MFA) had a one-person exhibition of sculpture at the Doris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College (Trenton, MO); had sculptures featured in the magazine Practical Welding Today; and had a one-person exhibition entitled Adjustments, at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art (Sedalia, MO).