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Human development and education faculty present and publish research

Published: 17 December 2010

Heather Fuller-Iglesias, assistant professor of human development and family sciences, presented a paper and was part of a symposium on migrant families at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations in Minneapolis Nov. 3-6. The paper was titled “Coping across borders: Transnational families in Mexico.”

Angie Hodge, assistant professor in the School of Education/mathematics, had her paper, "Pre-service teachers’ changing visions of themselves as reform-oriented teachers," accepted in the journal Current Issues in Education.

In August, Liz Erichsen, assistant professor in the School of Education, and Doris Bolliger published “Towards understanding isolation of international students in traditional and online learning environments” in the journal Educational Technology Research and Development. In September, Erichsen and Cheryl Goldenstein presented “Fostering Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Research in Adult Education: Interactive Resource Guides and Tools” at the Northern Rocky Mountain Education Research Association conference in Big Sky, Mont. In October, Erichsen presented “Political Polarization: Fox News and the Daily Show are Stifling America’s Social Imagination” at the national American Association for Adult and Continuing Education conference in Clearwater, Fla. In November, Erichsen and Leann Kaiser’s chapter “Narrative Tools for Facilitating Research and Learning for Transformation” was accepted for publication in Pathways to Transformation: Learning in Relationship, Series: Adult Education Special Topics: Theory, Research and Practice in Lifelong Learning edited by Carrie J. Boden and Sola M. Kippers, forthcoming fall 2011.

WooMi Phillips, assistant professor of apparel, design and hospitality management, had her article, "Hospitality and Tourism Research Rankings by Author, University, and Country Using Six Major Journals: The First Decade of New Millennium," accepted for publication in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.

Anita Welch, assistant professor in the School of Education, was appointed to the National Marketing and Member Benefits Committee of Phi Kappa Phi. Welch also was the keynote speaker at the third annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Her presentation was titled “Examining the Past to Prepare for the Future: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” She also was notified her book chapter, “Robotics Competitions: More Than Just Robots,” will be published in “Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning.” Mary Lou Ewald, a doctoral candidate from Auburn University in Alabama, co-wrote the chapter.

Christi McGeorge, assistant professor, and Tom Carlson, associate professor, both in the human development and family science department, presented two papers, “The role of social justice mentoring in family therapy training” and “Preparing heterosexual students to become LGB affirmative therapists: a three step training model,” at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference. McGeorge, Carlson and alumna Amy Anderson also presented “The importance of spirituality in family therapy: A comparative study” at the conference.

Abby Gold, assistant professor of health, nutrition, and exercise sciences, and Deb Gebeke, assistant director of family and consumer sciences, along with Extension faculty from four other North Central Region states had a proposal accepted for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The total project was funded for $5 million during five years. The project focuses on community coaching to develop leadership around early childhood obesity prevention. The project seeks to evaluate the community development and leadership approach. Two North Dakota communities will be selected to participate in this program. 

Jill Nelson, assistant professor in the School of Education, and colleagues Clarrice Rapisarda, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, and Kimberly Desmond, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, presented two sessions at the second Virtual Conference on Counseling in Second Life. The conference was held in the online environment during four days with more than 40 presentations. They have been invited to conduct a half-day training about clinical supervision in February. 

Chris Ray, assistant professor in the School of Education, presented the paper, “Perceptions of College Faculty Concerning the Role of Assessment in Higher Education,” at the Association for the Study of Higher Education conference. The paper presented results from a study exploring how faculty members at two public research institutions perceive the purpose of assessment in terms of improvement, accountability or neither at the course, program and institutional levels. The study identified three distinct views of student learning assessment, and implications for practitioners hoping to increase faculty involvement in the assessment process.

Brandy Randall, associate professor of human development and family science, was invited to serve as a consulting editor for the journal, Developmental Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association. She also had her article, “Characteristics and Perceptions of 4-H Participants: Gender and Age Differences Across Adolescence,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Extension. Karin Bartoszuk, a former NDSU faculty member now at East Tennessee State University, also had an article accepted for publication.  

Ann Braaten, assistant professor of apparel, design, and hospitality management, presented a paper, “Gleaning Design Techniques from Hastings Needle Work Patterns” at the American Quilt Study Group Seminar held Oct. 14-17 in Bloomington, Minn. The group is a leader in quilt research and history, and provides opportunities for quilt historians and others to share their discoveries.

Debra Pankow, associate professor of human development and family science, was part of a national team of Extension educators who received the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education's Outstanding Educational Program of the Year for 2010. The group was recognized at the annual meeting in Denver. The program, “Legally Secure Your Financial Future,” is a three-part educational program that teaches participants to organize important legal, financial and family records; communicate with loved ones about legal, health and financial issues; and prepare and understand estate planning.

Julie Garden-Robinson, associate professor of health, nutrition, and exercise sciences, received word of a successful USDA grant application titled "Renewal on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation: Land, Cattle, Beef and People." NDSU will receive about $2.8 million of the $5 million grant. The grant project includes Robert Maddock, principal investigator, and others in the Department of Animal Sciences, Extension, a tribal college and colleagues in South Dakota. She will work with food safety and nutrition education related to the grant.

Kelly Sassi, assistant professor in the School of Education/English, presented "Creative Field Experiences for English Education Majors Learning to Differentiate Writing Instruction" at the Conference on English Leadership in Orlando on Nov. 22.


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