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Human development and education faculty publish, present

Published: 15 November 2012

Several College of Human Development and Education faculty members gave presentations, launched programs, had research published, received awards or received grants for upcoming research.

Chris Ray, assistant professor of education, was invited as part of a small team of Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate faculty to attend a training workshop at the Carnegie Foundation in October. The workshop focused on “Networked Improvement Communities,” which has become a central focus of the Carnegie Foundation’s recent work and will likely become a large part of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate’s third phase in 2013.

Denise Lajimodiere, assistant professor of education, had a research manuscript, titled “Stringing Rosaries: A Qualitative Study of Sixteen Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors,” published by the Journal of Multiculturalism in Education in its October issue.

Mari Borr, assistant professor of education, and Virginia Clark Johnson, dean of human development and education, along with colleagues from Central Washington University, Texas Tech University, South Dakota State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, had a feature article accepted for publication in the fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. The article, “The Use of Messages and Media in an Inter-institutional, Online Approach to FCS Teacher Preparation,” describes the inter-institutional master’s degree program in family and consumer sciences education offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, as well as distance teaching techniques they have developed in teaching courses within the program.

The NDSU Let's Move In Home School program kicked off its inaugural year. It is a free, standards-based physical education program for homeschool children ages 5-12. More than 65 children are participating in lessons taught by senior undergraduate physical education majors under the direction of Jenny Eskew, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences. The philosophy of the program is to provide children with enjoyable, age-appropriate physical activity experiences in an emotionally and physically safe environment while emphasizing motor skill development and personal success.

The North Dakota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance named Joe Deutsch, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, 2012 College/University Teacher of the Year. Students nominated him for the award. He also had a manuscript, “Making a Case for Having a Physical Education Specialist,” accepted for publication in Strategies.

Kara Gange, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, was involved in a study with Sanku Mallik, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, which was published in Molecular Pharmaceutics. The study was titled “Ultrasound Enhanced Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Triggered Release of Contents from Echogenic Liposomes.”

Julie Garden-Robinson, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, presented the results of a statewide Extension program, Nourish and Protect Your Skin, in September’s National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference in Columbus, Ohio. She also presented a poster, “Spilling the Beans: The Preschool Bean Project,” co-written with Extension associate Stacy Wang. “Spilling the Beans” was carried out at the NDSU Center for Child Development, and the research/education project received the Central Region first place award for nutrition education.

Jim Deal, professor and head of human development and family sciences, published “Implementing an Online Major” in The Department Chair; “Significant and Serious Hypohydration’s Effect on Muscle Cramp Threshold Frequency” in the British Journal of Sports Medicine; “The Hierarchical Structure of Childhood Personality in Five Countries: Continuity from Early Childhood to Early Adolescence” in Journal of Personality; and “Operationalizing Family Resilience as Process: Proposed Methodological Strategies” in Handbook of Family Resilience.

Molly Secor-Turner, assistant professor of nursing, and Brandy Randall, associate professor of human development and family science, have been awarded a three-year, $1,164,141 Personal Responsibility Education Program competitive grant through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. The goal of the grant is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention programming grounded in healthy youth development to vulnerable, high-risk youth in the greater Fargo-Moorhead area. The grant will be facilitated through a subcontract with Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Larry Napoleon and Anita Welch, assistant professors of education, have been invited to present a workshop, titled “Readiness for Virtual Mediated Instruction (RVMI): An Instrument to Assess the Professional Dispositions of Successful Educators in the Virtual Classroom,” at the Fourth International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology scheduled for October 2013 in Antalya, Turkey. The conference is organized by Cognitive-Counselling, Research and Conference Services, which is based in Cyprus, Turkey, in cooperation with Point Loma Nazarene University, National Taiwan Normal University and educational journals.

Brad Strand, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, and Rory Beil of the Dakota Medical Foundation had an article, titled “Streets Alive! – A Community Initiative to Increase Family Physical Activity,” published in The Global Journal of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy.

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