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Spotlight: Cathy Brown
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Dr. Catherine Brown, head of the Division of Education and director of the Center for Teaching & Learning at IUPUC, is known throughout south central Indiana for her work in introducing project-based learning (PBL) methodologies to K-12 teachers. She has been instrumental in founding the PBL Academy, a program jointly sponsored by EcO15  and the Indiana University School of Education. Much of her work focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and using PBL tools to improve K-12 teaching and learning. Brown is a member of a planning committee that was awarded an $8,000 American Association of University Women (AAUW) grant to bring a TechSavvy Conference to campus later this year.
  
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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

This is a summary of community service, civic engagement, university service, professional development, and related activities as reported by individual faculty and staff members in the Monthly Activity Reports (MARs) disseminated and collected by the Office of Institutional Research. Only activities entered on the MAR are included in this summary.

Q4 Accomplishments: October–December 2013

Presentations & Invited Talks

  • On October 11, Dr. Lisa Bailey, lecturer in English, gave a presentation titled “Misappropriated Confession, Mislead Prayer, and Misapprehended Communion in Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life, at a meeting of the Indiana College English Association in Evansville. Bailey also gave a presentation called “Bugs Bunny Does Gun Control: Creating Cartoons to Teach Controversial Topics” to the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers Conference (FALCON) in Indianapolis on November 9. She was invited to offer congratulatory remarks to Alpha Lambda Delta initiates and members on November 17 at IUPUC.
  • Dr. Lauren Burch, visiting assistant professor of management, gave a peer-reviewed invited presentation titled “Express Yourself: Analysis of Athlete Portrayals and Framing on Twitter,” at the 2013 Sport Marketing Association annual conference in Albuquerque on October 10. In December, Burch had three abstracts accepted for presentation at the International Association for Sport Communication (IACS) conference, including: “Kissing in the Carnage: An Examination of Framing on Twitter during the Vancouver Riots,” “Battle of the Sexes: Gender Analysis of Professional Athlete Tweets,” and “I Wish I were Invisible: A case study of Manti Teo’s Image Repair Strategies During a Katie Couric Interview.” Burch will also serve as panelist during the IACS conference for a session titled “How Media Coverage has Spotlighted Sport-Related Head Injuries.” The conference will be held March 14-16, 2014 in New York City.
  • On November 21, Dr. Anna Carmon, assistant professor of communication studies, presented a paper titled “Do You Feel Like a Part of your Family? An Examination of Privacy Orientations, Ostracism, and Family Satisfaction,” during the National Communication Association Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Dr. Darrin Carr, clinical assistant professor of psychology, submitted a proposal for an invited talk at the American Counseling Association’s 2014 National Career Development Association international conference titled “A Prepracticum Career Counseling Laboratory for Mental Health Counseling Graduate Student Trainees.” Carr’s co-authors are Dr. Cheryl Warner, associate professor of psychology and director of the Mental Health Counseling program, and Carol Kostrzewsky, associate director of the Office of Career Services.
  • Dr. Cheryl Crisp, assistant professor of nursing, gave a presentation on November 11 at the Across the Lifespan Conference in Wisconsin titled “Barriers and Facilitators to Children’s Use of AAC as Described by their Parents.” On November 23, Crisp spoke on “Pediatrics for Non-Pediatric Healthcare Professionals” at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
  • Dr. Gary Felsten, associate dean for academic affairs, gave two presentations titled “Changes in the Brain with Aging.” The first was October 30 during a Partners in Education (PIE) session at Mill Race Center and the second was November 4 for the Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus/Franklin cabinet, both in Columbus.
  • On October 18, Dr. Barbara Hass-Jacobus, lecturer in biology, and Dr. Luke Jacobus, assistant professor of biology, gave a presentation titled “Improving Learning Outcomes from Introductory Courses through Semester-Long Community Involvement Projects,” at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association of College & University Biology Educators (ACUBE) conference at IUPUI. On September 20, Hass-Jacobus gave a presentation at Van Buren Elementary School in Nashville, IN on plant biology.
  • On October 11, Dr. Luke Jacobus gave a presentation at Van Buren Elementary School in Nashville on the subject of metamorphosis. Jacobus also gave the second of a two-part lecture on DNA genealogy for the Daniel Guthrie Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution on November 19 in Bedford, IN.
  • Dr. Mark Jaime, assistant professor of psychology, submitted an abstract titled “No Evidence for Deficits in the Multisensory Integration of Self-Generated Movement in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” for presentation at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research to be held in Atlanta, GA from May 14–17.
  • Debbie Judge, clinical assistant professor of nursing, gave a presentation on October 21 at the American Baptist Women Fall Conference 2013 in titled “Does Having a Spiritual Support System Affect Those who Self-Manage Diseases?”
  • In November, Dr. Ryan Neville-Shepard, assistant professor of communication studies, co-authored a paper titled “Echos of a Conspiracy: Birthers, Truthers, and Cultivation of Extremism,” that was accepted for presentation at the National Communication Association Conference in Washington, DC. He served as a guest lecturer for POLS-Y 324 “Women and Politics” class at IUPUC and spoke on gender bias in U.S. political campaigns
    on October 23.
  • Angela Opsahl, assistant professor of nursing, gave an invited talk titled “APRN Roles and Ethics in Practice,” at the University of Indianapolis on November 26. She gave a presentation titled “Impact of HCAHP Scores and the Acute Care Setting: Recommendations for Improvement” on December 18 at University Hospital in Indianapolis.
  • Dr. Crystal Walcott, associate professor of mathematics education, gave a refereed presentation titled “Indiana Common Core State Standards Resources,” at the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual meeting on October 21 in Indianapolis.
  • “Planning an IPE Event for Rural Healthcare Students” was the title of a presentation co-authored by Dr. Cheryl Warner, associate professor of psychology and director of the Mental Health Counseling program, at the 18th Annual Nursing & Health Professions Conference at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville on October 23. In addition, she led presentations during two information sessions at IUPUC for prospective Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling students on October 17 and 28.

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • Dr. Aija Pocock, clinical assistant professor of English as a second language education, and six IUPUC students received stipends from the Division of Education at IUPUC to attend the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) conference on November 2 in Indianapolis.
  • The Office of Student Research (OSR) at IUPUC funded a $1,000 student research project titled “Twitter and Political Consciousness: An Analysis of Social Media Engagement Based on Political Framing” on which Dr. Lauren Burch, visiting assistant professor of management, is serving as faculty advisor. Burch and Division of Business student Jonathan Crabtree will present their findings at the 4th Annual OSR Exhibition at IUPUC on April 22, 2014.
  • The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded an $8,000 grant to Dr. Cheryl Warner, associate professor of psychology and director of the Mental Health Counseling program, for a TechSavvy Conference tentatively scheduled to be held in the Columbus Learning Center this June. Warner partnered on the grant with planning committee members including Cindy Felsten, Dr. Cathy Brown, Sally Jamerson, Marsha VanNahmen, Brenda Vogel, and Dr. Crystal Walcott.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Hogtied Emotions: Teaching Mary Karr’s ‘The Liars’ Club’ in First-Year Composition,” is the title of a book chapter co-authored by Dr. Lisa Bailey, lecturer in English, that appears in Civil Strife in a Complex and Changing World: Perspectives Far and Near (N. Riecken, L. Urschel, and G. Howard, eds.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
  • Dr. Lauren Burch, visiting assistant professor of management, co-authored a book chapter titled “Media Coverage in the Youth Olympic Games,” in The Youth Olympic Games (B. Houlihan, M. Parent, and D. Vidar, eds.) which is in press.
  • Dr. Jennifer Conner-Zachocki, assistant professor of language education, co-authored an article titled “Using Practitioner Inquiry Within and Against Large-Scale Educational Reform,” Journal of Teacher Development (2014, in press).
  • Dr. Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, associate professor of English and director of the Office of Student Research, published “Reading and Teaching the Modernist Aesthetics and Identity Politics in Kay Boyle’s ‘The White Horses of Vienna,’” Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice 6.2: 122-131 (2013).
  • Dr. Mark Jaime, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored an article titled “Developmental Changes in Visual-Proprioceptive Integration in Children,” to be published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (in press).
  • “Disturbing Democracy: Argumentative Framing and the Third-Party Bind in the 2012 Presidential Election,” is the title of a paper by Dr. Ryan Neville-Shepard, that will be published in Selected Papers from the 18th NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation (in press).