Arts and Sciences
Dr. George Anastassiou, professor of mathematics, published his new book, Advanced Inequalities (World Scientific Publishing Corp.). This monograph presents univariate and multivariate
classical analyses of advanced inequalities and is intended for graduate students
and researchers in pure mathematics and applied mathematics.
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
The following presentations were made at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association conference in Philadelphia:
Dr. Eugene Buder and Dr. Linda Jarmulowicz, associate professors, and Dr. Kimbrough Oller, professor, presented "L2-L1 Effects in Stops: Spanish-English Bilingual & Monolingual
Dr. Michael Cannito, professor, Doriann Beverly, graduate student, and others presented "Effects of Stimulus Sentence Characteristics
on Speech Intelligibility Scores";
Cannito and others presented "Abnormal Dysfluencies in Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia Pre-
Memorie Gosa, graduate student, and others presented "NSSLHA Crash Course-Dysphasia Assessment
for Pediatric and Adult Patients";
Gosa and others presented "Practice and Discussion in Interpretation of Instrumental Swallowing
Jarmulowicz and graduate student Anne Warlaumont presented "Higher Input Frequency Correlates with Earlier Acquisition of Grammatical
Dr. Walter Manning, professor, presented "Humor as an Indicator Of Cognitive Change in Fluency Treatment";
Dr. Lisa Lucks Mendel, associate professor, and others presented "Monitored Live Voice or Recorded? We
ask the Question Again!";
Oller, Jarmulowicz and others presented "New Concepts in Assessment for Bilingual Children";
Oller and J. Montgomery presented "LENA Technology: Expanding Research and Clinical Application in Child
Oller and others presented "New Concepts in Assessment for Bilingual Children";
Dr. David J. Wark, associate professor, and others presented "The Certification and Recertification
Process, Council For Clinical Certification, NSSHLA Convention";
Wark and others presented "Person-Centered AR: Implications for Curriculum & Practicum
Warlaumont presented "Extending LENA to Measure Leading and Following by Child and Adult."
The following presentation was given at the Arkansas Speech and Hearing Association
in Little Rock in October:
Dr. Lisa Lucks Mendel, associate professor, presented "Speech Perception Assessment: Reminders and New
Communication and Fine Arts
Dr. David Evans, professor of music, presented a paper on "The Image of Ethiopia in U. S. African
American Folk and Popular Song" at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society
in Nashville in October.
Dr. Rebecca Anderson, professor of instruction and curriculum leadership, presented “Exploring Beginning
Teachers’ Perceptions: A Secondary Analysis of Tracking” and “Q & A’s About Online
Teaching and Learning: Seven Experienced Instructors’ Answers” at the National Reading
Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. John Bauer, part-time instructor of instruction and curriculum leadership, presented “Examining
Students Online Media Course Use vs. Private Use of Same Media” at the National Reading
Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Dr. Richard James, professor of counseling, educational psychology and research, trained police officers
from Murfreesboro, Memphis, Bartlett and Collierville; sheriff’s deputies from Shelby
County; and officials from the Memphis Veteran's Administration Hospital in crisis
intervention with the mentally ill. Counselor education doctoral students Valerie Patterson, Ann Gravely and Michelle Brasfield assisted him.
Dr. Larry Weiss, professor of health and sport sciences, Dr. Brian Schilling, associate professor of health and sport sciences, and graduate students Lucas Ferreira, Chrissie Feldmann and Kelley Hammond made several presentations at the National Strength and Conditioning Association
annual conference in Orlando: "Association of Accelerometer-derived Squat Peak Velocity
with Drop Vertical Jump Displacement"; "Reactive Strength Index and Ground Contact
Time: Reliability, Precision and Association with Drop Vertical Jump"; Criterion Validity
of Accelerometer-derived Peak Velocity During Jump Squats”; and "Association of Accelerometer-derived
Jump Squat Power with Drop Vertical Jump Displacement."
Fogelman College of Business and Economics
Dr. Larry Moore, associate professor of accountancy, was appointed by state representatives Ullyses
Jones and Barbara Cooper to the Cooper-Jones Project as a member to analyze opportunities
and obstacles in regards to economic advancement in Shelby County and to make recommendations
to the legislature and administration for action and legislation on the project. He
was interviewed twice as a background source on ABC's Nightline on Oct. 20 concerning ethics in state politics. He was also interviewed by Fox-13
regarding black dialect, voter turnout and on the grading of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton.
ABC-24 interviewed Moore regarding the endorsement of Steve Cohen by President Obama.
Herff College of Engineering
Dr. Joel Bumgardner, professor of biomedical engineering, was a National Institutes of Health Biomaterials
and Biointerfaces review panel member in Washington, D.C., in September.
Dr. Khan Iftekharuddin, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a National
Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute Grant for research on brain tumor detection,
segmentation and prediction. The $425,714 award is for "Multiresolution-fractal Modeling
for Brain Tumor Detection." The study will investigate precise segmentation of hard-to-detect
brain tumors and abnormalities. The results obtained from this project will have immediate
impact in neuroradiology practice by providing an accurate, objective and consistent
way to evaluate and interpret brain tumors.
Dr. Gladius Lewis, professor of mechanical engineering, co-authored "Dependence of In Vitro Fatigue
Properties of PMMA Bone Cement on the Polydispersity Index of Its Powder" in Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials; "Evaluation of Two Novel Aluminum-Free, Zinc-Based Glass Polyalkenoate Cements as
Alternatives to PMMA Bone Cement For Use in Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty"
in Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine; "Influence of the Assignment of the Constitutive Material Behavior Model of the
Annulus Fibrosus and the Nucleus Pulposus on the Biomechanical Performance of a Model
of the Cervical Spine; a Finite Element Analysis Study" in Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology; "Random Damage and Characteristics of Debris Particles Are Two Important and Yet
Ignored Factors in the Mechanical Integrity of the Stem-Cement Interface of a Total
Hip Replacement: Influence of the Surface Finish of the Metal Stem" in Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine; and "Determination of Optimum Length of a Buried Pipeline to Be Protected Using
a Photovoltaic-Powered ICCP System" in Journal of Pipeline Engineering. Lewis served as reviewer of research proposals submitted for consideration for funding
to the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and the National Institutes of Health
(NIH Director's Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas (RC4) Program).
Loewenberg School of Nursing
Dr. Jill Dapremont, assistant professor, published “Success in Nursing School: Black Nursing Students'
Perception of Peers, Family and Faculty” in Journal of Nursing Education.
Dr. Linda Finch, associate dean, published “Marketing Nursing as a Profession: Integrated Marketing
Strategies to Address the Nursing Shortage” in Health Marketing Quarterly.
Dr. Shirleatha Lee, assistant professor, published “Pre-diabetes and Blood Pressure Effects on Heart Rate Variability, QT Interval Duration
and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Overweight-Obese Adolescents” in Journal of Pediatric Nursing. She also presented “Evaluation of Anemia in Women with New York Heart Association
Class III and IV Heart Failure” at the Tennessee Nurses Association Convention.
Lee and Dapremont published “Engaging Nursing Students Through Integration of the Audience Response
System” in Nursing Education Perspectives.
Dr. Carolyn Speros, associate professor, presented “Promoting Health Literacy: An Advanced Nursing Practice
Imperative” at the 6th International Council of Nurses' Advanced Practice Nursing
Conference, held in Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. Lin Zhan, dean, reviewed the manuscript of “Predictors of Diabetes Outcomes of Low-Income
Residents in Mexico: A Replication Study” for Journal of Nursing Research and “Aerobic Exercise in Older Persons with Dementia: A Case Study” for Journal of Gerontological Nursing.