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NDSU Human Development and Education Faculty Present and Publish Recent Research

Fargo, N.D. – A group led by Jill Nelson, associate dean and associate professor in the School of Education, and doctoral students in her Professional Issues class have been awarded $10,000 from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation for a project called the “Counseling Services Enhancement” initiative. The doctoral students are Amy Nathe, Benjamin Erie, Kadie-Ann Caballero-Dennis, Irene Rettig, Julie Smith and Jessica Brown.

Bradley Bowen, assistant professor in the School of Education, was published in the American Journal of Engineering Education in an article titled “Comparing Career Awareness Opportunities of Academically At-Risk and Non At-Risk Freshman Engineering Students.”

Mari Borr, associate professor in the NDSU School of Education, is now associate editor for Family and Consumer Sciences Education Research Journal. For more than 35 years, the journal has been the periodical of choice for specialists in the family and consumer sciences field.

Katie Lyman, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, spoke at the Oklahoma Public Safety Conference on Aug. 6 about her recent research regarding personality factors and their predictive qualities in cognitive achievement. She also gave a presentation to public safety employees about the necessary steps in a quality patient assessment during a medical emergency.

Julie Garden-Robinson, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences and Extension food and nutrition specialist at NDSU, received $35,000 from Dakota Medical Foundation to continue the FaithCommunitiesAlive! initiative in the Fargo-Moorhead area. To date, 20 faith communities have been engaged in education and policy or environmental changes to promote better health.

Garden-Robineson also obtained funding from the Northern Pulse Growers Association to develop a variety of materials related to pulse foods. North Dakota is a leading producer of pulse crops such as lentils, split peas and chickpeas.

Sherri Stastny, associate professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, recently was recertified for the Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics for 2014-19. The exam is offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for registered dietitians who have specialized experience in sports dietetics.

Joel Hektner, professor of human development and family science, presented two papers at the biennial congress of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development in Shanghai, China. One, co-written with former student Catherine Rogers and based on her thesis, was titled “Identity and daily experience in lesbian, gay, or bisexual emerging adults.” The other, co-written with student Su Lee, was titled “Direct and indirect effects of the Early Risers Conduct Problems Prevention Program on parenting outcomes.”

Carol Buchholz Holland, associate professor in the School of Education, presented at the American School Counselor Association national conference held during June in Orlando, Florida, with “35 Solution-Focused and Strength-Based Activities and Techniques to Use with Children and Adolescents.” She also was an invited presenter at a school counselor academy conference held in Manhattan, Kansas. with two sessions, titled “Solution-Focused Applications for School Settings” and “Solution-Focused Consultation and Parent Conferences.”

Jim Deal, professor and unit head of human development and family sciences at NDSU, had an article accepted by the Journal of Beliefs and Values. The article is titled Preliminary Validation of the North American Protestant Fundamentalism Scale.”

Kyle Hackney, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, had the article “Protein and Essential Amino Acid Intake to Protect Musckuloskeletal Health During Spaceflight: Evidence of a Paradox” published in Life: Special Issue Response of Terrestrial Life to Space Conditions and “Acute Vascular and Cardiovascular Responses to High Load, Low Load, and Low Load Blood Flow Restricted Resistance Exercise published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

Abby Gold, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences and Extension specialist, graduate student Swaha Pattanaik and Mary Larson, assistant professor, of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, along with partners at Cankdeska Cikana Community College will publish “Using a Participatory Research Method to Understand the Food Environment on Spirit Lake Reservation” in the winter edition of the Tribal College Journal.

NDSU hosted its third annual New Teacher Summer Academy in August. Bill Martin, professor and head of the School of Education, welcomed more than 30 participants, including 17 new teacher education graduates from NDSU, Valley City State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, University of North Dakota, Bemidji State University and Concordia College. Carol Beaton, beginning teacher network coordinator for the Southeast Education Cooperative, engaged participants in discussions on various topics before breaking into content-alike groups to plan the first day in their new K-12 classrooms.

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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