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Kristen Benson, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science, and Dawn Baldwin, HDFS Graduate Student will present the following at the American Family Therapy Academy. Portland, OR in June:

Benson, K.E. & Baldwin, D. Parenting Transgender Children: Experiences with Extended Family. American Family Therapy Academy. Portland, OR.

Kristen will also present three papers at the European Sociological Association in Prague, Czech Republic, which takes place in August. The conference theme is ‘Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination’. She will be presenting a paper along with international colleagues whose papers were part of a special issue of Journal of GLBT Family Studies, and subsequently published as a book: Bertone, C. & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (Eds.). Queerying Families of Origin. New York, NY: Routledge.

Benson, K.E. & Johnson, S. Secondary Stigma of Mothering a Transgender Child in the U.S. European Sociological Association. Prague, Czech Republic. [paper]

Kristen is also presenting two collaborative research papers:

Benson, K.E. & van Eeden-Moorefield, B. Accidental Activists: Parents of Transgender Children. European Sociological Association. Prague, Czech Republic. [paper]

Secor-Turner, M., Schmitz, K., & Benson, K.E. Adolescent Girls’ Menstruation Management and Meaning in Rural Kenya. European Sociological Association. Prague, Czech Republic. [paper]

Denny VanBerkum, Assistant Professor, School of Education, co- authored with Kermit Buckner, and Kenneth Lane titled Legal Research Using Technological tool in Research Methods for Studying Legal Issues in Education

Kyle Hackney, Assistant Professor, had collaborative research efforts between Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences and Electrical and Computer Engineering on display at the 2015 ND EPSCoR State Conference: The following posters were presented.

Asif, S., Iftikhar, A., Taylor, D., Wandler, J., Braaten, B., Ewert, D., & Hackney, K. A Mobile Health System (mHealth) for Planetary Space Suit Application and Taylor, D., Talaski, J., Kotarsky, C., Asif, S., Iftikhar, A., Wandler, J., Braaten, B., Ewert, D., &  Hackney, K. Occupational Related Fitness Testing For Future Space Missions.

Kyle Hackney was also an invited speaker at the 2015 Sanford Power Strength & Conditioning Clinic. His presentation was titled, Occlusion Training: Risk vs. Reward.

Mary Larson and Shannon David, Assistant Professors, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, received a grant entitled Athlete’s Perception of Athletic Trainer Empathy: How Important is it? from the Mid America Athletic Trainers Association. The purpose of this study is to develop an understanding of patients’ perceptions of the athletic trainer’s level of empathy when delivering care and the impact on treatment adherence and outcomes.

Shannon David recently had a manuscript accepted for publication:

Fashl, H., & David, S.L. A Rare Case of Lemierre’s Syndrome in a Male Division I Collegiate Football Player. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.

Shannon and one of her students will be presenting at the June National Athletic Trainers Association Conference:

Wambheim, S. & David, S. L. (2015, June). The Rare Presence of an Accessory Soleus Muscle Strain in a Male Division I Collegiate Track Sprinter. Paper presented at National Athletic Trainers Association 66th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri.

Donald Warne, Director, Master of Public Health, and Denise Lajimodiere, Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Education, had an article accepted for publication:  American Indian Health Disparities: Psychosocial Influences has been accepted into the journal Social and Personality Psychology Compass. The article links current heath disparities and psychosocial issues in Indian Country to the continuing legacy left by the recent Boarding School era.

Kwangsoo Park, Assistant Professor, Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management, authored a paper titled Make reservations following other people: Dynamics among popularity, scarcity, and consumers’ ratings. It has been accepted to be presented at the Annual ICHRIE Summer Conference, Orlando, Florida, July 29-31, 2015. This paper was coauthored with faculty at the University of Central Florida and San Jose State University. In addition, Kwangsoo recently presented a paper titled Local marathoners' quality of life and satisfaction and its determinants: Exploring mediating role of perceived impact and community satisfaction at the Annual Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Conference, April 17-18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Featured Research Project


Impact of Component Factors of Overall CSAT by Tino Simon and Jodi Ost, School of Education, NDSU

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