RECENT HDE HEADLINERS
The Department of Residence Life is excited to welcome Justin Wageman, Associate Professor in the School of Education, as the next Faculty In Residence beginning fall 2015! The Faculty In Residence program, started in 2008, invites a faculty member to live in the Mathew Living Learning Center to be an active part of the hall community and engage students both formally and informally. The program focuses on the exchange of ideas, intellectual development, career experience, personal connections and shared experiences. Dr. Wageman will have the opportunity to collaborate in the development of events and interactions that engage student learning, act as a mentor and role model, and assist students in accomplishing various learning outcomes.
WooMi Jo, Associate Professor in Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management had a manuscript titled "Moderating effect of festival visit frequency on the relationships among perceived crowding, emotional response and coping behavior" been accepted for a standing presentation for the 2015 World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research (WHTER) & International Convention and Expo Summit (ICES) in Seoul, Korea, May 2015.
Stacy Duffield, Associate Professor in the School of Education, presented at the Association for Colleges in Teacher Education annual conference in Atlanta. The presentation was done with colleagues working on common metrics in teacher education through the Network for Excellence in Teaching, a teacher effectiveness initiative sponsored by the Bush Foundation. The title of the presentation was “Common Metrics: The Use of Data for Program Improvement.”
Several Human Development and Family Science faculty members, Brandy Randall, Associate Professor, Rebecca Woods, Assistant Professor, Joel Hektner, Professor, and Ph.D. students in Developmental Science, Maegan Jones, Courage Mudzongo, Jennifer Wenner, Zhen Yang, and Alison Brennan attended and presented papers at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Philadelphia. Alison Brennan and Joel Hektner presented a poster titled “Do Native Americans in Nurturing Parenting experience outcomes similar to other participants? Results of an exploratory evaluation.” Zhen Yang and Joel Hektner presented a poster titled “Change the parent to change the child or vice versa? Synergistic effects of the Early Risers Conduct Problems Prevention Program.”
Sean Brotherson and Joel Hektner, Professors in Human Development and Family Science, Brent Hill, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, and Divya Saxena, Extension Specialist, Human Development and Family Science, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness in Washington. The paper focused on research on the Gearing up for Kindergarten program and was titled “Supporting the pre-K to elementary transition: Parents, programs and classrooms.”
Kara Gange, Assistant Professor in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, will be presenting at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 66th Clinical Symposia in St. Louis, Missouri. The title of her presentation is, “The Dynatron Solaris® ultrasound machine heats slower than textbook recommendations at 3 MHz, 1.0 W/cm2.”
Christiane Berdan who graduated from the MS in Advanced Athletic Training program last May will be presenting her thesis at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 66th Clinical Symposia in St. Louis, Missouri. The title of her presentation is, “The effect of 2 MHz ultrasound on intramuscular temperature at 1.5, 2.5, and 3 cm depths.”
The following abstracts were accepted for presentation at the North Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NDAND) Annual Conference, Bismarck, ND:
· Keith, J., & Stastny, S. “Added sugars in foods: Identification and education to consumers.”
· Keith, J., Stastny, S., & Brunt, A. “Life Skills at a Tribal College: Addressing College Retention and Self-Efficacy for Healthy Choices for American Indian College Students.”
Jill Keith is a doctoral candidate in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences; Ardith Brunt and Sherri Stastny are associate professors, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences.
Jenny Linker, Assistant Professor in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, was recently awarded a Student Technology Fee Grant. The grant will provide funds to install a Pedagogy Laboratory for students in Health and Physical Education that compares to the K-12 classrooms where the students are doing their field experiences.
Kwangsoo Park, Assistant Professor in Hospitality Management, recently had two paper presentations at the Korea America Hospitality & Tourism Educators Association (KAHTEA) Annual Conference. His papers were titled: "The impact of smoke-free policies on casino gambling revenues" and "Thematic coding of event management research: Intercoder reliability indicies". He received the best paper award for his research on gambling, and served as a moderator for an academic session. Kwangsoo is a board member of KAHTEA and will begin a term as treasurer of the organization in August.
NDSU faculty presented at the Great Plains IDEA annual meeting. Melissa O’Connor and Heather Fuller, Assistant Professors in Human Development and Family Science, presented their research on involving on-line graduate students in collaborative research. They provided the leadership for Great Plains IDEA research team who received grant funding from Great Plains IDEA. Linda Manikowske, Associate Professor, in Apparel, Design and Hospitality Management, presented research that examined benefits of the on-line Masters in retail merchandising to graduates of the program. Linda was part of a research team that, also received grant funds from Great Plains IDEA.