Presented a paper entitled “The Need for Ergonomic Awareness within the Workplace,” 32nd American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) International Conference hosted by the Old Dominion University in Virginia Beach, VA, October 17 -20, 2012. Paper published in proceedings.
Served as the Reviewer and Session Chair for the 32nd American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) International Conference hosted by the Old Dominion University in Virginia Beach, VA on October 17 -20, 2012.
Served as the Reviewer and Moderator at the 2013 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) International Annual Conference hosted by the Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, CA, April 10-13, 2013.
Served as the Reviewer for the 33rd American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) International Conference, which will be hosted by the St. Cloud State University in Minneapolis, MN on October 2 -5, 2013.
Have two papers accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings at the 33rd American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) International Conference, which will be hosted by the St. Cloud State University in Minneapolis, MN on October 2 -5, 2013.
Deborah Elwell Arfken, Director and Professor, University Planning; , Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
Elected to serve as chair of the Board of Directors at Girls Inc. and assumed duties on April 1. She will continue as chair of the development committee as well.
Boris Belinskiy, UC Foundation Professor, Mathematics
Was invited to review for:
International J. of Applied Math and Computational Science;
Applied Math Letters
Undamped Nonlinear Beam Excited by Additive L^2-Regular Random Noise (with H. Schurz), J. of Computational and Applied Mathematics 235, Issue 17, 5284â€“5306 (2011)
On controllability of a non-homogeneous elastic string with memory (with S. A. Avdonin), J. of Math Analysis and Applications, 398, 254-269 (2013);
Optimal design of a bar with an attached mass for maximizing the heat transfer (with James W. Hiestand and Maeve L.McCarthy), Electron. J. Diff. Equations, Vol. 2012, No. 181, pp. 1-13 (2012)
Michaël Bonnal, Assistant Professor, Economics
Southern Economics Association Meetings in New Orleans, LA.
Presented "Political Institutions, Trade Openness, and Economic Growth: New Evidence" at the Association of Private Enterprise Education meetings in Maui, HI.
Jennifer Boyd, Assistant Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences
Co-authored a paper titled 'Response of federally threatened Scutellaria montana (large-flowered skullcap) to pre-transplantation burning and canopy thinning' published in Southeastern Naturalist in spring 2013.
Co-authored a talk titled 'Impacts of large animal herbivory on Scutellaria montana in the Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site, Catoosa County, GA' presented by graduate student Andrea Benson at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Charleston, WV, during April 2013.
Received a UTC ThinkAchieve Faculty Award in spring 2013.
Invited to give a Teaching and Learning Seminar at the UTC Instructional Excellence Retreat in May 2013.
Attended the National Science Foundation Grants Conference in Arlington, VA, in March 2013.
Invited to review chapters for an introductory environmental science textbook published by W.H. Freeman.
Lisa Burke, Professor, Management
Co-authored the following journal articles:
Mendenhall, M., Arnardottir, A, Oddou, G., & Burke, L. Developing cross cultural competencies in management education via cognitive behavior therapy. Academy of Management Education & Learning. Forthcoming.
Swayze, J., & Burke, L. 2013. Employee wellness program outcomes: A case study. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 28(1), 46-61.
Burke, L., Karl, K., Peluchette, J., and Evans, R. Student incivility: A domain review. Journal of Management Education. Forthcoming.
Jennifer T. Ellis, Assistant Professor, Education
Ellis, J. T., Arnone, M.P., & Cogburn, D.L. (2013, February). Accessible cyberlearning in practice. Paper presented at the 28th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA.
Clements, M. M., & Ellis, J. T. (2013). Increase Accessibility in Your Online Courses. Cengage 2013 Course Technology Conference. March 13-15, 2013, San Diego, CA.
Arnone, M.P. & Ellis, J.T. (2013, January). Creating accessible/motivational collaboration spaces. In. D. L. Cogburn & M. Hine (Chair), Cross-cultural
communication and collaboration in accessible cyberlearning and global virtual teams. Symposium conducted at the Global Virtual Teams mini-track at the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-47), Waikoloa, HI.
Ellis, J.T. & Arnone, M.P. (2013, January). Program design and evaluation for global virtual teams and cyberlearning projects. In. D. L. Cogburn & M. Hine
(Chair), Cross-cultural communication and collaboration in accessible cyberlearning and global virtual teams. Symposium conducted at the Global Virtual Teams mini-track at the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-47), Waikoloa, HI.
William Harman, Professor, Philosophy and Religion
July, 2012 –July, 2014: Member of a research team awarded $10,000 by the University’s Collaborative Research Initiative Program to study “The Integration of Science, Evolution, and Religious Views with Implications for Education.”
May, 2012: Recipient of travel and lodging grant from the German Democratic Republic to present a paper at Jacobs University, Bremen at the Conference on Nationalism in Asia.
Article accepted for publication: “Bulldozing Martyrs and Erasing Tamil Identity in Sri Lanka,” Comparativ: Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung [Comparativ: journal of Global History and the Comparative Study of Societies] , vol. 23 (2013), forthcoming.
Article accepted for publication: “Violent Disciplines in the Militant Ascetic Traditions of India,” chapter 3 in Pratap Penumala (ed.), Introducing Hinduism. London: Equinox Publishers, forthcoming, 2013.
Guest Editor for the journal Nidan: International Journal for the Study of Hinduism, vol. 24, December 2012. Issue theme: “Ferocious Goddesses,” Involved screening articles, soliciting articles, contributing an article, writing a comprehensive introduction to the seven major essays.
Will serve second term as guest editor to produce an issue on “Benevolent Goddesses of South Asia.”
Published “From Fierce to Domesticated: Mariyamman Joins the Middle Class,” pp. 40-64. Nidān: International Journal for the Study of Hinduism, Vol. 24, December 2012, Pp. 41-65. See above for internet access.
Presented « Le destin des Tamouls après la guerre civile en Sri Lanka,» 22 June, 2212, Colloque départmental, L’Université d’Aix-Marseille, France
Presented “Bulldozing the Sacred Remains: The Determination to Exterminate a People, a Tradition, and a Religion,” Presented July 20, 2012 at the Conference on “Identity and the Nation in 20th Century Asia”, Jakobs Universitat, Bremen, Germany
Served as Fellowship Application Reviewer for the American Council of Learned Societies. Involved reading 28 applications for full year-long funding from scholars in religion and the humanities seeking support for major academic projects. An extensive report was then submitted critiquing the strengths and weaknesses of each proposal.
Served as a cited consultant for The New Yorker Magazine in writing with Jake Halpern, Reporter At Large, “The Secret Of The Temple: The discovery of treasure worth billions of dollars shakes southern India.,” The New Yorker, April 30, 2012, pp. 48-53.
Served as a reviewer for 11 separate manuscripts submitted to Oxford Bibliographies Online, a service that makes encyclopedic-style manuscripts available to scholars. Involved critiquing each manuscript and making suggestions for possible modifications.
Served as a reviewer of 3 major fellowship applications for the Union der Deutschen Akadamien of Mainz, Germany, focusing on “Süd- und südostasiatische Manuskripten.” Task described as “Evaluierung von Vorhaben für das Akademienprogramm 2014.”
Reviewed “Of Death and Birth: Icakkiyamman, a Tamil Goddess, in Ritual and Story,” by Barbara Schuler. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2009. xvi, 501 pp., DVD. $168.00 (cloth), for THE JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES, vol. 71, Issue 03, August, 2012, pp. 839-841.
Colleen S. Harris, Assistant Professor & Head of Access Services, Lupton Library
Co-authored a refereed book chapter with Dr. David Rausch from CHEPS: Harris, C. S., & Rausch, D. W. (2013). Leveraging learning theory and learning management systems in higher education: The critical role of instructor facilitation. In Y. Kats (Ed.), Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education (248-262). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Debbie Ingram, UC Foundation Professor, Physical Therapy
Selected as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, the highest honor given by the professional association
Co-presented "The Case for Preventing Fraud and Abuse" educational program at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego, CA in January.
Presented platform research presentation on "Patient outcomes of supervised physical therapist student provided care in skilled nursing facilities" at APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego.
Sara L. Jahansouz, Associate Dean of Students, Student Development
Served as the Lead Facilitator for the University of California-Berkeley School of Engineering campus-based session of The LeaderShape Institute.
Presented her dissertation, "Female Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Learning While Engaged in an Experiential Learning Activity", at Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH.
In collaboration with Tricia Henderson, UTC Counseling Center, and Steve Kinane, UTC Disability Resource Center; eleven UTC students engaged in Fraternity & Sorority Life and Mosaic Autism Program traveled to Nassau and Harbour Island, Bahamas for an eight-day study abroad course.
Serves as a Board Member for NASPA Region III as the Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community Chair through 2014.
Madonna Fajardo Kemp, Lecturer, English
Presented “Social Media: The Path to Critical Thinking” at 4th Annual Dalton State College Teaching and Learning Conference; Dalton State College, Dalton, GA; March 2013
Edited The Cleric’s Vault by Ernie Dempsey, Chattanooga, TN; 2012
Selected as Faculty Fellow Cohort participant for “Using Problem-Based Learning as a Tool for Critical Thinking” (2013-2014 ThinkAchieve Fellows Program).
Designed and received grant for Mad Vocab Art, a Think Achieve Beyond the Classroom event created to address issues writers face and to encourage community involvement in the procurement of writing skills for English 1010 students.
Steve Kinane, Assistant Director, Disability Resource Center
Trip facilitator for Alternative Spring Break 2013, Nassau, Bahamas.
Bryon Kluesner, Adaptive Technology Coordinator, Disability Resource Center
January 24, 2013 - Presented "Transition 101: Managing the Transition to College for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders" at the 14th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
March 16, 2013 - Judged the 2013 Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee Pageant - Doubletree Hotel, Chattanooga, TN
March 22, 2013 - Presentation about the UTC Disability Resource Center's MoSAIC program to the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, Nashville, TN
Hope Klug, Assistant Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences
Editorial Board Invitations (2012):
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Associate Editor
- Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Reviewing Editor
Peer-Reviewed Publications (2012):
1. Kokko, H., Klug, H., & Jennions, M.D. 2012. Unifying cornerstones of sexual selection: operational sex ratio, Bateman gradient, and the scope for competitive investment. Ecology Letters (invited review). 15:1340-1351.
2. Klug, H., Alonzo, S.H., & Bonsall, M.B. 2012. “Theoretical foundations of parental care”, in The Evolution of Parental Care (eds. Royle, N.J., Smiseth, P.T., Kölliker, M.). Oxford University Press.
3. Alonzo, S.H. & Klug, H. 2012 “Maternity, paternity and parental care”, in The Evolution of Parental Care (eds. Royle, N.J., Smiseth, P.T. & Kölliker, M.). Oxford University Press.
4. Jennions, M.J., Kokko, H., & Klug. H. 2012. The opportunity to be misled in studies of sexual selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25:591-598.
5. Kazancıoğlu, E., Klug, H., & Alonzo, S.H. 2012. The evolution of social interactions changes predictions about interacting phenotypes. Evolution. 66(7):2056-64.
Presentations & Invited Seminars (2012):
Vanderbilt University, Organismal Biology Group, Invited Seminar, March 2012: "Parental care, filial cannibalism, & the evolution of social behavior"
UNC—Asheville, Biology Department, Invited Seminar, October 2012: "Parental care, filial cannibalism, & the evolution of social behavior"
International Society for Behavioral Ecology Symposium, Lund, Sweden Aug. 2012: "Unifying cornerstones of sexual selection theory: OSR and Bateman unite"; H. Kokko (presenter), H. Klug, & M.D. Jennions. (Invited presentation)
International Society for Behavioral Ecology Symposium, Lund, Sweden Aug. 2012: "The opportunity to be misled in studies of sexual selection"; H. Klug (presenter), H. Kokko, & M.D. Jennions (Poster)
David Levine, Professor, Physical Therapy
Published Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Nursing the Feline Patient (eds, Schmeltzer LE, Norsworthy G), Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, 138-144
Presented a paper entitled Reliability and validity of goniometry of the carpus, tarsus, and fetlock joints in horses at the American Physical Therapy Association Meeting, January, 2013
Deborah A. McAllister, UC Foundation Professor, School of Education
Presented the session, “Robotics for Middle Grades (4-8),” at the Southeast Space Grant Directors Conference, Little Rock, AR, September 2012.
Presented the session, “Mathematics and Science Connections through Online Activities,” at the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers’ Association Conference, Cookeville, TN, September 2012.
Partnered with educators from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL) to present a 1-day, STEM workshop for PDS I students, September 2012.
Partnered with the Chattanooga Area Mathematics Teachers’ Association to present a 1-day NASA Summer of Innovation workshop for preservice and inservice teachers, September 2012.
Presented three Saturday workshops, "Robotics for Middle Grades (4-8)," for pre-service teachers, October 2012.
Partnered with Lego Education to sponsor educational product focus groups with area teachers, October 2012.
Presented the session, “Robotics and Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Grades,” at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference, Nashville, TN, November 2012.
Presented three Saturday workshops, "NASA Mathematics Resources and Super Source Activities for Elementary Grades Preservice Teachers," for pre-service teachers, Spring 2013.
Currently participating on the Mathematics Bias and Sensitivity Review Panel for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), 2013.
Currently serving as President of Faculty Senate, UTC (2012-2014).
Jonathan McNair, UC Foundation Professor, Music
Premiere of "A Map of Memory" for tenor saxophone and piano, Sept. 13, 2012, UTC.
Premiere of "Like a Breath in a Bubble, Spinning," for tenor voice and percussion, Oct. 7, 2012, UTC. This set of six songs includes poetry by Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, William Butler Yeats, and D. H. Lawrence, with original music.
Premiere of "Dance!" for oboe, violin, cello, piano, Oct. 7, 2012, UTC.
Performance of "Like a Breath in a Bubble, Spinning," for tenor voice and percussion, Oct. 9, 2012, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Coordinate and present the event "60 x 60," a one-hour concert of music and artist-produced video, Roland Hayes Hall, UTC, January 28, 2013.
Performance of "The Gathering," for flute/alto flute, oboe, and clarinet/bass clarinet; Feb. 13-16, 2013, at the Society of Composers National Conference, The Ohio State University.
Performance of "Like a Breath in a Bubble, Spinning," for tenor voice and percussion, Feb. 28 â•„ March 2, College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference, Clayton State University, Atlanta.
Performance of "The Gathering," for flute/alto flute, oboe, and clarinet/bass clarinet, at the Southeastern Composers League Forum, Morehead State University, March 1-2, 2013.
Coordinate and adjudicate the 2013 Salop-Slates Competitions for student composers, sponsored by the Southeastern Composers League.
Leila Pratt, Professor, Economics
Academy of Economics and Finance February 2013
Western Social Science Association April 2013
David F. Ross, UC Foundation Professor, Psychology
Became an instructor at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation providing training to TBI Agents on how to collect eyewitness evidence. Offered training at the statewide meeting of the TBI, and at the TBI Academy which trains law enforcement who work in a variety of areas.
Invited to address at the annual meeting of the Tennessee District Attorneys Conference, speaking to over 600 District Attorneys from across Tennessee, on how to properly collect and use eyewitness identification evidence in criminal proceedings.
Presented at the annual meeting of the elected Tennessee District Attorneys Conference in Tennessee and spoke on the topic of stress management for professionals in the legal system.
Dr. Valerie C. Rutledge, Director, School of Education
Was named Dean in the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies. Rutledge has been serving as Director of the School of Education at UTC since August 2003.
Ronald L. Smith, Professor, Mathematics
Published: "Principally Normal Matrices", (joint with Michael D. Sherman), Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 438 (2013) 2617-2627.
Invited Talk: "Recent Results on Normal Matrices", Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, April, 2013
Joanie Sompayrac, UC Foundation Professor, Accounting
Published "Does the Defense of Marriage Act Prevent the Internal Revenue Service from Treating all 'Married' Couples Equally?" in the Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy with University Honors graduate Victoria Burge. The article was published in Volume 14, Issus 1 (2013) of the journal, and it has remained among the Top Ten most downloaded articles on the journal's web site for the first fourth months of 2013.
Attended the Regional Meeting of Beta Alpha Psi in Nashville, Tennessee in February 2013.
Felicia Sturzer, Professor of French and Department Head, Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures
Published review in: XVIII-New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, a peer-reviewed journal. Vol. 10,#1(Spring 2013): pp. 110 - 111.
Chaired the session: "You've Got Mail: Epistolarity, Real, and Fictional" at the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Feb. 28 - March 2, 2013, Charelston, S.C.
Chaired the Graduate Student Prize Committee for the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Continued to serve on the Editorial Board of Women in French Studies and XVIII-New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century and reviewed essays for these journals.
Talia Welsh, UC Foundation Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion
Published the book "The Child as Natural Phenomenologist: Primal and Primary Experience in Merleau-Ponty’s Psychology" with Northwestern University Press, 2013.
Presented the paper “Good Health and Its Discontents: Critically Examining Public Health Policy,” Advancing Public Philosophy Conference. Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. March 14-16, 2013.
Presented the paper “The Quantified Body: The Ineffability of Health in the Age of Medical Testing,” American Philosophies Forum. Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. April 4-6, 2013.
Jonathan Yeager, Maclellan Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion
Completed the book manuscript of "Early Evangelicalism: A Reader," which will be published by Oxford University Press in August 2013.
Published “The John Erskine Letterbook, 1742-45,” in Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, General Ed. John McCallum, vol. xiv (Edinburgh: Scottish History Society, 2013), 229-61.
Published “Nature and Grace in the Theology of John Maclaurin,” Scottish Journal of Theology 65:4 (2012): 435-448.
Published an article, “Sarah Osborn’s World: An In-Depth View of Early American Evangelicalism,” in Books & Culture (December, 2012).
Published an article, “Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage,” in Books & Culture (August, 2012).
Published an article, “An Unpublished Letter from John Erskine to Jonathan Edwards,” Jonathan Edwards Studies 3 (2013): 169-72.
Published a book review of Alister Chapman, Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), Journal of Religion, April 2013.
Presented a paper entitled, “Eighteenth-Century Evangelical Progression through the Dissemination of Books,” at the Conference on Faith and History biennial meeting (October 2012, Wenham, MA).
Presented a paper entitled, “A Pelican in the Wilderness: Charles Nisbet on Pennsylvania Frontier Life,” at the American Society of Church History spring meeting (April 2013, Portland, OR).
Selected by Chatter Magazine to be featured in its June 2012 issue on “20 Under 40,” which profiles 20 young “movers and shakers” in the Chattanooga area
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) in 2012
Organized and implemented four public lectures for the LeRoy Martin Distinguished Lecturer Series: D.G. Hart, “What Makes the Religious Right Different from Political Islam?” on 9/27/2012; John Fea, “Was American Founded as a Christian Nation?” on 10/9/2012; Amanda Porterfield, “Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation” on 11/8/2012; and Philip Jenkins, “The Coming of Global Christianity” on 2/20/2013