Faculty note: Eric Morgan publication

Eric J. Morgan, associate professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, recently published an article, “Imagined Histories: Biography, Fiction, and the Challenges of Historical Imagination,” in the Fall 2016 issue of the Teaching History: A Journal of Methods.  The article explores teaching 20th century U.S. history through the use of biography, both real and imagined. In the course, students crafted imagined biographies based on primary source research which, in the words of one student, “forced us to focus in immense detail on a certain period and gave us free rein to place our created character in the time period. It allowed us, instead of retelling someone’s life, to research in more detail about the period.”

Faculty Note: Prof. Hutchison published

Volume 15 in the Research in Urban Sociology series (under the series editorship of UWGB Prof. Ray Hutchison, Public and Environmental Affairs) has been published by Emerald Press in the UK. The volume, titled Urban Places in a Time of Crisis, was edited by Joao Teixeira Lopes (University of Porto) and Hutchison. It includes a dozen chapters by contributors from France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey, along with an introductory chapter titled “Urban Space and Public Places,” by Hutchison and Lopes.

Faculty note: Prof. Olson Hunt publishes collaborative article on physical therapy

Asst. Prof. Megan J. Olson Hunt (NAS, Statistics) recently had a paper, The effect of direction specific thoracic spine manipulation on the cervical spine, co-authored with national and international colleagues, accepted for publication in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. Mixed models were used to analyze repeated measures data in order to compare two therapies aimed at reducing neck pain and disability via manipulation of the thoracic spine.

Faculty note: Coury publication

David Coury (Humanistic Studies/German) published an article on the German-Iranian writer Navid Kermani, entitled “Kafka and the Quran: Patriotism, Culture and Post-National Identity” in a monograph devoted to Kermani’s works published in Germany. The article deals with Kermani’s literary and cultural influences from both Germany and Iran and how they have come to inform his idea of a transnational identity.

Faculty note: Kevin Kain publication

UWGB senior lecturer Kevin Kain (Humanistic Studies) has his work, “Working Among the Pagans ‘The Questions of Kirik (ca 1130-1156)’” published in Eastern Orthodox Christianity The Essential Texts (Yale University Press: New Haven, 2016, Geffert and Stavrou). The book offers the first comprehensive source reader on the Eastern Orthodox church for the English-speaking world. Designed specifically for students and accessible to readers with little or no previous knowledge of theology or religious history, this essential, one-of-a-kind work frames, explores and interprets Eastern Orthodoxy through the use of primary sources and documents.

Prof. Russ publishes paper

Prof. Meir Russ, of the Cofrin School of Business, published the paper, “The probable foundations of Sustainabilism: Information, energy and entropy based definition of capital, Homo Sustainabiliticus and the need for a ‘new gold,’” in the October 2016 issue of Ecological Economics, 130, pp. 328-338. The paper proposes to see the economy as a natural extension of an evolutionary information processing mechanism and suggests a new model of humans, monetary system, and economy. The book is available here.

Faculty note: History Emeritus, Craig Lockard, publishes anthology

The recently published anthology, The New World History: A Field Guide for Teachers and Researchers (University of California Press, 2016), includes two essays by Craig Lockard (SCD/History Emeritus): “The Rise of World History Scholarship” and “Southeast Asia in World History.” The anthology was edited by Ross Dunn, Laura Mitchell and Kerry Ward.

Faculty note: Russ publication

Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business published the paper entitled “The probable foundations of Sustainabilism: Information, energy and entropy based definition of capital, Homo Sustainabiliticus and the need for a ‘new gold’.” in the October, 2016 issue of Ecological Economics, 130, pp. 328-338.

The paper proposes —

  • To see the economy as a natural extension of an evolutionary information processing mechanism
  • That different forms of capital are defined by using information, energy and entropy
  • A new model of humans: Homo Sustainabiliticus
  • A new monetary system, including a new currency: “new gold” based on renewable energy and shared knowledge
  • A new model of economy: Sustainabilism.

Faculty notes: Prof. Terry Publication

Professor Patricia Terry has had two paper accepted for publication. The first, “Removal of phosphates and sulfates in a multi-ion system with nitrates,” was co-authored with Assistant Professor Megan Olson Hunt, and has been accepted in a Springer special edition, Applications of Adsorption and Ion Exchange Chromatography in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Food Industries. The second, “Germany and the United States: A comparison of support for wind energy,” was accepted by the World Journal of Research and review.

Ashmann publications

Associate Prof. Scott Ashmann (Education), has two recent publications. He was the lead researcher on a study conducted with Rebecca Franzen from UW-Stevens Point that explored the ways in which each of the 33 teacher education programs in Wisconsin integrate environmental education into teacher preparation. Their article “In What Ways Are Teacher Candidates Being Prepared to Teach About the Environment? A Case Study from Wisconsin” was recently published by the journal Environmental Education Research. In July, Ashmann was the lead author on an article published by the journal Physics Education entitled “Helping Secondary School Students Develop a Conceptual Understanding of Refraction.” His co-authors were Charles W. Anderson from Michigan State University and Heather Boeckman, a science teacher at Algoma (WI) High School and a recent graduate of the UWGB Education Program.