NDSU Human Development and Education Faculty Publish, Present

Fargo, N.D. – Denise Lajimodiere, assistant professor of education at NDSU, 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 at NDSU, 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 inan 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.

Joe Deutsch, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, 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 at NDSU, which was published in Molecular Pharmaceutics. The study was titled “Ultrasound Enhanced Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Triggered Release of Contents from Echogenic Liposomes.”

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.

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.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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