Human Development and Education Faculty Present, Publish

Fargo, N.D. — Several College of Human Development and Education faculty at NDSU gave presentations and had research published.

Dean Aakre, Extension specialist, presented “Generations in the Workplace” as one of the professional development workshops at the University of Missouri Extension Program Conference, “Positioning for the Future,” in Columbia, Mo.

Kara Wolfe, hospitality leadership director at Bradley University and former NDSU faculty member, along with WooMi Jo Phillips and Amelia Asperin, both assistant professors in NDSU’s apparel, design and hospitality management department, had their manuscript, “Examining Social Networking Sites as a Data Collection Channel in Hospitality and Tourism Research,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism. The article is scheduled to be published in 2014.

Abby Gold, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, and colleagues Vani Chopra and Marla Reicks published a paper in the fall 2012 issue of The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues titled, “Barriers to Healthful Eating Among Midlife Women During Eating Occasions Focused on Nurturing Family.”

Jane Strommen, assistant professor of human development and family science and Extension gerontology specialist, and Greg Sanders, associate dean and professor in the College of Human Development and Education, presented a poster at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America San Diego in November. Their presentation was titled “Growing Old in Place: The Experiences of Rural Elderly.”

Kristen Benson, assistant professor of human development and family science, coordinated a pre-conference meeting in Charlotte, N.C., prior to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy on visioning for the future of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Affirmative Caucus, a group that conducts affirmative research and advocates for inclusive clinical practice.

Benson also presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference in Phoenix. The first presentation was with Susan Johnson, a recent graduate of NDSU’s human development and family science couple and family therapy master’s program. Their presentation was titled “Parental Perceptions of Raising a Gender Nonconforming Child: Therapy Implications.” She gave a second presentation with Brad van Eeden‐Moorefield, associate professor at Montclair State University, titled “A Conditional Process Model Explaining the Perceived Stability of Gay Couples.” Benson also was an invited speaker at the West Fargo school counselors December meeting where she presented on gender identity and children in schools.

Dani Kvanvig-Bohnsack, academic adviser, has published a review of the book “Thriving in Transitions: A Research Based Approach to College Student Success” in the National Academic Advising Association’s Journal. The review is available at Articles/articleType/ArticleView/ArticleID/1219/Thriving-in-Transition-A-Re- search-Based-Approach-to-College-Student-Success.aspx.

Erika Beseler Thompson, a first-year student in the Institutional Analysis option area, had an article accepted for publication with her colleagues Frank Heley, Laura Oster-Aaland, Elizabeth Crisp Crawford and Sherri Nordstrom Stastny. Their article, “The impact of a student-driven social marketing campaign on college student alcohol-related beliefs and behaviors,” will be published in Social Marketing Quarterly.

Jodi Burrer, a graduate of NDSU’s Master’s of Athletic Training Professional Program, along with health, nutrition and exercise faculty members Pamela Hansen, associate professor; Kevin Miller, assistant professor; and Bryan Christensen, associate pro- fessor, had a manuscript accepted in the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. Their manuscript, “Fracture blisters following a posterior elbow dislocation: A case study,” describes the unusual occurrence of fluid-filled blisters forming over an athlete’s elbow following acute elbow dislocation. These blisters are rare and usually only occur following especially traumatic events, such as car accidents. However, in this athlete, no fractures occurred and the case was resolved with conservative treatment. The article will be published this year.

Jarett Peikert, a graduate of the Advanced Athletic Training Master’s Degree Program; Kevin Miller, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences; Jay Albrecht; Jim Deal, professor of human development and family sciences and Jared Tucker, a former faculty member, had a manuscript accepted in the Journal of Athletic Training. Their study, “Pre-exercise ingestion of pickle juice, hypertonic saline, or water does not affect aerobic performance or thermoregulation,” examined whether drinking salty drinks impacts exercise time to exhaustion or the body’s ability to dissipate heat. The authors observed drinking the salty drinks did not improve time to exhaustion or increase core body temperature. The article will be published this year.

Denise Lajimodiere, assistant professor in the School of Education, along with Kelly Sassi, assistant professor in the School of Education and English education; Katherine Bertolini; and Gerald Kettering had their article, “Reading the White Space in a Multi-cultural Field Experience” accepted in Multicultural Education. Lajimodiere also had the article, “American Indian Females and Stereotypes: Warriors, Leaders, Healers, Feminists; Not Drudges, Princesses, Prostitutes,” accepted to Multicultural Perspectives.

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

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