Anita Welch, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, presented “A Psychometric Re-evaluation of the Epistemic Beliefs Inventory”, co-authored with Chris Ray, Assistant Professor, School of Education at the International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY), Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2012. In 2011, she also presented "A Cross Cultural Validation of the Technology-Rich Outcomes-Focused Learning Environment Inventory" at the International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology in Istanbul, Turkey. Co-authors were Mustafa Cakir from Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Claudette Peterson, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Chris Ray, Assistant Professor, School of Education. A three-credit Spring Break Study Abroad experience titled “Turkish History, Culture & Education,” will be offered March 2013. Students will learn about Turkish history, culture and education through exploration of the city and interactions with local faculty and students during classroom observations. In addition, Anita Welch and Larry Napoleon, Assistant Professors, School of Education, have accepted an invitation to host a workshop titled “Readiness for Virtual Mediated Instruction (RVMI): An Instrument to Assess the Professional Dispositions of Successful Educators in the Virtual Classroom” in conjunction with the October 2013 International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY), Antalya, Turkey.
Joel Hektner, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science, and Florin Salajan, Assistant Professor, School of Education, traveled with a group of three others from NDSU to Cluj and Timisoara, Romania, to visit faculty members at two universities there. They discussed potential research collaborations, partnerships, and student and faculty exchanges.
Kelly Sassi, Assistant Professor in the School of Education and English, presented a paper at the International Conference of Applied Social Sciences: “A Review of the Literature in Education on Pedagogical Approaches to Native American/American Indian Literatures.” The conference was held in Timisoara, Romania on June 18-19, 2012. Her paper will be published in the conference proceedings, to be published by Cambridge Scholars Press.
Bryan Christensen, Associate Professor of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, presented in July 2012 the following two papers at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) conference in Melbourne Australia: "An examination of changes in upper body and lower body power in ROTC cadets over the course of a year" with co-authors Sarah Hilgers, John Schuna and Nick Redenius and "The relationship between abdominal muscular strength and quadriceps angle in subjects with patellofemoral pain" with co-author was Hidefusa Okamatsu.
Jooyeon Ha, Assistant Professor, Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management presented “The role of cultural experience in emotional responses to authenticity of an ethnic restaurant setting” at the Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, in June 2012. She also presented “Consumer value in restaurants: Means-end chain approach” at the Tourism Society Sciences of Korea (TOSOK) Conference in Seoul, Korea, in July 2012.
Amanda Holmes, an undergraduate major, was in South Korea, June 24-July 25 2012 with help of the NDSU International Office.
Brandy Randall, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science, attended the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting held in Vancouver, Canada in March 2012 where she presented the following:
- Randall, B. A., Phillips, T.M., Thompson, K. A. (2012). An under-represented group? Prevalence of research on rural adolescents in the empirical literature. Poster presented at the 2012 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, Candada.
- Randall, B.A. (Moderator), Keifer, S., Weisskirch, R., Dworkin, J., & Secor-Turner, M. (2012). Teaching about adolescence: Similarities and differences across disciplines and audiences. Roundtable discussion at the 2012 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, Canada.
Yeong Rhee, Associate Professor in the department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, visited Kyung Hee University (KHU) in Seoul, Korea to explore and develop possible collaborative relationships in research and teaching with faculty at KHU in May 2012. Rhee had a meeting with all faculty members in the department of food and nutrition at KHU, and discussed possible collaboration opportunities in teaching and research. And also, she presented research entitled "Effectiveness of nutrition education and fruit and vegetable consumption on changes in biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress among overweight and obese adults" to about 60 undergraduate and graduate students and all faculty members in the food and nutrition department. In addition, Rhee had an offer for teaching two graduate courses for one of the graduate programs in the food and nutrition department at KHU.
Bradley Bowen, assistant professor duel appointed with the School of Education and the Department of Construction Management and Engineering department, spent two weeks in Jinan, China in May of 2012. During his time in China, he taught an engineering course on Construction Quality. This is part of an established partnership between the Construction Engineering programs of NDSU and Shandong Jianzhu University.
WooMi Phillips, Assistant Professor of Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management, presented "Effects of food neophobia and attitude toward consuming unfamiliar cuisine” at the 2012 Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan in 2012.
Brandy Randall, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Greg Sanders, Professor and Associate Dean of Human Development and Education, and Molly Secor-Turner, Assistant Professor of Nursing, traveled to Kenya in September 2012. Secor-Turner and Randall (Co-PIs) received a grant from the Society for Research on Adolescence to study culturally specific health-related risk & protective factors among rural Kenyan adolescents. The research team travelled to four rural schools and conducted focus groups with upper primary and secondary schools.