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.

Faculty note: Mahfuz publication

Assistant Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz (Natural and Applied Sciences) recently had a paper accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience Journal. The title is “Concentration-Encoded Subdiffusive Molecular Communication: Theory, Channel Characteristics, and Optimum Signal Detection.” Details on the paper as well as its abstract can be found here. Prof. Mahfuz’s research interests are available at his website.

Faculty note: Weinschenk publication

UWGB Assistant Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) had a paper titled “Conventional Wisdom: Political Learning During Presidential Nominating Conventions” accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Presidential Studies Quarterly. The paper uses panel data collected before and after presidential conventions to determine whether voters learn about candidate policy positions during the convention periods.

Publication presentation: Karen Dalke

Lecturer Karen Dahkle (Public and Environmental Affairs) presented a paper, “One Health for One Life: Beyond Anthropocentrism in Public Health” with colleagues Harry Wels (Vrije University Amsterdam) and Joachim Nieuwland (Leiden University) at the conference Animal Agency: Language, Politics, Culture Amsterdam, Netherlands May 12-13.

Faculty note: Lowery publications

Prof. J. Vincent Lowery
Prof. J. Vincent Lowery

The winter issue of the Journal of American History features an article by Vince Lowery (Humanistic Studies/History). The article, titled “‘Another Species of Race Discord’: Race, Desirability, and the North Carolina Immigration Movement,” explores the debate about North Carolina’s short-lived immigration program (1907-1909). Lowery argues that whites in eastern North Carolina, far from being immigration restrictionists, were more receptive to supposedly “undesirable” southern and eastern European immigrants capable of marginalizing or even replacing African American workers. Because of their appeals, the state legislature amended a bill granting these white immigration advocates greater latitude to recruit those foreign workers they deemed suitable.

Spinning off of this article, Lowery contributed “‘Rosy Cheeked Girl the Cause of It All’: The English Teenager who Nearly Toppled the Southern Immigration Movement” to the blog “Immigration in the U.S. South” (http://www.southeasternimmigration.org/medialinks/rosy-cheeked-girl-the-cause-of-it-all-the-english-teenager-who-nearly-toppled-the-southern-immigration-movement/). That post examines the federal investigation into the travels of an English teenager recruited to work in a mill in North Carolina’s Piedmont. The legal battle that followed resulted in a decision that favored industrialists’ labor needs over federal protections of American workers from foreign competition.


Faculty publications: Political Participation of Students

Prof. Christine Vandenhouten (nursing) and colleagues Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Sylvia Kubsch, and BSN Alumni Crystal Malakar recently published an article, titled “The Future of Healthcare: Political Participation of Nursing and Public Health Students,” in the International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change, 2(4). This study was a chance to collaborate with colleague Prof. Derryl Block (Dean at Northern Illinois University). It is a second research study by these authors on the topic of the political participation of students in health-related majors. The initial study was published in the journal, “Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice (2011).” This is an important area of study with healthcare policy — an issue of public debate, advent of the Affordable Care Act, and a presidential election year.