notable faculty and staff
College of Education
Dr Robbie J. Marsh, Assistant Professor of Special Education, co-presented the following at the Teacher Educator Conference for Children with Behavioral Disorders Nov. 18-19 at Arizona State University: âThe Struggles of Support: Lessons Learned from Working with Juvenile Justice Facilities â,â Improving Engagement in the Virtual Environment for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders â,â Denial of Evidence-Based Practices? IRB Policy Facilitators and Obstacles in State Juvenile Justice âandâ Systematic Review of the Literature on Behavioral Interventions in Alternative Schools â. Dr Marsh also won the Council for Learning Disabilities’ Manuscript to Read of the Year award for âMental Health in Schools: An Overview of Multitiered Systems of Supportâ. He co-presented the article at the organization’s annual conference October 14-15 in Las Vegas.
Dr Leah Panther, assistant professor of literacy, and several colleagues wrote the chapter of the book, “My teaching comes from them: Mediating guided reading in a multilingual classroom” in The Classroom Library: A Catalyst for Literacy Education. Dr. Panther also presented âWhos English? Preparing Teacher Candidates and Teacher Trainers to Listen to Linguistic Justice âat the Georgia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education fall conference in Columbus.
Dr Katherine Perrotta, Assistant Professor of Colleges and High Schools, and Dr Tiffany Rainey, Virtual Content Specialist with DeKalb County Schools, presented âEmphaically Our Battle: A Content Analysis of the New York African Free School Curriculum, 1787- 1840 âon November 18 at the annual conference of the National Council of the College of Social Studies and the Assembly of University Faculties.
College of Health Professions
Dr Craig Marker, professor of clinical psychology, co-author of âMeasuring Adverse Childhood Experiences: It Mattersâ in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr Wallace L. Daniel, professor emeritus of history at the university, gave the keynote lecture, âThe Legacy of Father Glen Yakuninâ on November 6 at the Keston Institute’s annual general meeting at the Royal Foundation of St. Catherine in London , in England.
Dr David A. Davis, professor of English, organized an undergraduate research panel for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association on âWilliam Faulkner and Constructions of Genderâ. The panel included presentations from Eliza Moore, Amelia Rivers and Savannah Smith.
Dr Robert Good, Associate Professor of History, presented “Powering Hope: Alfred FouillÃ©e’s IdÃ©e-Force” at the 19th Century French Studies Annual Colloquium in Washington, DC
Dr Gordon Johnston, English teacher, was interviewed by Michelle Meredith for “A Root that Reaches Deep: Gordon Johnston on Our Brief Human History, Holding your Breath, and Practicing Resurrection” in the fall issue of the online literary journal Susurrement. Dr. Johnston’s on-the-river memoir, “Going to Water – Wise Creek of the Ocmulgee River,” will be published in the Winter issue of Susurrement as well as two new poems – “Border Waters” and “Cutting Back Brush”. He gave the main presentation, âField Notes: Writing in Nature That Never Wrote You,â in early October for the Georgia Master Naturalist program hosted by the Bibb County Extension Service. Dr. Johnston will be the featured poet in the opening reading of the Advent Poetry and Organ Concert Series on December 2 at the Vero Beach Community Church in Florida.
Dr Chinekwu Obidoa, associate professor of global health and Africana studies, was a co-panelist and researcher in critical race theory on September 27 for a panel discussion presented by the Mercer Social Justice Book Club sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and inclusion. Dr Obidoa also made a presentation, titled âTeaching Health in Africa Outside Africa at the Mid-America Alliance,â for the 25th Annual African Studies Meeting, held virtually October 29-30. She was also a co-panelist and presented âThe Importance of Mapping in Public Healthâ at the Environmental Health Forum at Georgia College and State University, held on November 17th.
Dr Rosalind Simson, associate professor of philosophy and Gary Simson, Macon Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law, co-author of âRescuing Roeâ, accepted for publication in New York University Journal of Law and Public Policyy in winter 2022 in Vol. 24, number 2.
Dr John Stanga, Assistant Professor of Biology, presented “How Cereals Crumble: A Hands-On Activity for Enzyme Kinetics and Thermodynamics in Introductory Biology” on November 13 at the National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference. Dr Troy Nash, lecturer in biology, and Dr Megan Pannell, assistant professor of biology, were co-authors of this work.
College of Pharmacy
Dr Raquibul Hassan, assistant professor, co-authored “Metformin treatment reverses non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and dyslipidemia induced by a high fat diet by stimulating multiple antioxidant and anti-inflammatory pathways” in Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports 2021. He also co-wrote “Relaxes the mesenteric arteries of resistance by stimulating several K + (KV) channels dependent on the tension of the smooth muscle cells” in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
Dr Jordyn P. Higgins, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy, author “Evaluation of density variations to determine the impact on the sterile preparation” in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
College of Professional Advancement
Dr Arla Bernstein, Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Communication, facilitated a College of Professional Advancement faculty workshop on âAssessment of Oral Communication Across the Curriculumâ. The October 29 workshop focused on how to use rubric to align assessment with student learning outcomes for oral communication.
Dr David Purnell, Assistant Professor of Communication, presented âEstrangement: A Father Son Love Storyâ to the National Communication Association.
Jody blanke, Ernest L. Baskin Jr., Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and Law, participated in a session titled âAdministrators with a JD: Paths, Challenges and Opportunitiesâ at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business at Savannah.
Dr Ania Izabela Rynarzewska, Assistant Professor, presented an article titled âEqual Marketing Behaviors, Anti-Racism Issuesâ at the Association for Consumer Research conference in October. She presented papers titled âReliance on Social Media Influencers to Improve small new beauty brand metrics during Covid 19, evidence for ROIâ and âPro Egality behaviors in marketing, anti-racism Mattersâ at the Society for Marketing Advances in November. Also at this conference, she co-presented the following articles: “Branding in Crisis: Empirical Analysis of CSR Problems Exacerbated by Covid-19”, “Teaching IDEA to Undergraduate Students: Use of Corporate Training Resources (Salesforce Trailhead)” and âAn Assessment of the Relationship Between Anti-Consumption Behavior and Political Bias. Dr Rynarzewska and former undergraduate student Eliza Hetrick won the award for best paper in the Branding and Pricing section for âBranding in Crisis: Empirical Analysis of CSR Problems Exacerbated by Covid-19â at the Society for Marketing Advances.
Dr Kleio Avrithi, assistant professor of civil engineering, became a program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied and natural sciences, computer science, engineering, and engineering technology.
Dr Raghavan Chinnadurai, assistant professor of oncology, author “Hepatocellular carcinoma cells are protected from immunolysis by mesenchymal stromal cells using indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase” in Frontiers in Cellular and Developmental Biology.
Home of Dr Alice Aumann, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs and Professor of Family Medicine, has been elected District 3 Director of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Board of Trustees. His three-year term began on November 13.
Kim meek, Director of Skelton Medical Libraries and Director of Student Wellness, co-presented wellness topics to family medicine residents as part of the Culture of Wellbeing pilot program through Atrium Health Navicent . Topics included mindfulness and self-reflection, emotional intelligence and the science of change, as well as reframing and cognitive affirmations.
Dr Nathan Myrick, assistant professor of religious music, appeared on two podcasts – “Music and the Church” and “Church music makers” – and collaborated with Evey Wilson Wetherbee, Assistant Professor of Practice and Journalist in Residence at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to produce a series of short videos based on the Music and Human Growth in Christian Communities research project he led last year.
School of Theology
Dr. Nancy L. deClaissÃ©-WalfordOld Testament and Biblical Languages ââteacher Carolyn Ward chaired an offsite reaffirmation committee for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges Nov. 2-3.
Staff and administration
Rebecca Anaya, Associate Director of Study Abroad, on October 7, presented âStudy Abroad: Staying Alive and Relevant During a Pandemicâ at the Alabama Association of International Educators Virtual Conference. She also received a travel grant through the Forum on Education Abroad to attend her annual national conference in Chicago at the end of March.