Arts and Sciences
Eileen Hinders, instructor of English, was recognized as the Association for the Preservation of
Tennessee Antiquities’ Volunteer of the Year at its annual membership meeting. Hinders
has been a member of the Arlington Chapter since 1983, serving locally in many offices
and serving statewide as president for four years. This group is the oldest, privately
funded preservation group in the state, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Dr. Gene Plunka, professor of English, won the 2010 South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
Book Award for his 2009 book, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity (Cambridge University Press).
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Hugh Busby, local support provider II, won the LSP of the Year Award 2010 as the LSP for the
College of Communication and Fine Arts.
Copeland Woodruff, assistant professor of music, joined the directing and teaching staff of La Musica
Lirica for a stint last year. He directed all three concerts of scenes from Italian-language
opera for both the “Young Artist” and “Studio Artist” programs, which consisted of
22 total scenes. He will return this summer.
Woodruff directed the critically acclaimed Heart of a Dog by Rudolf Rojahn for Guerilla Opera, an ensemble-in-residence at Boston Conservatory.
His re-envisioning of the groundbreaking company's first opera led to sold-out performances
and his placement on its advisory board.The troupe will come to Memphis in February
as guest artists and will also perform the opera.
Woodruff delivered collaborative workshops on acting techniques for the singing actor,
representing non-traditional acting methods at the National Opera Association convention
in January.He also received a presidential appointment to the organization's board
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 Johnston, professor of instruction and curriculum leadership, presented, “The Relationship
of NCATE Program Reviews to Unit Accreditation”; “Understanding Diversity in the NCATE
Standards”; and “Understanding the Assessment System and Unit Evaluation” at Southern
Johnston also presented “NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards: A Self-study Workshop
for Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Faculty” at the National Association for the
Education of Young Children Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., and “Early Childhood
Generalist Committee Standards Review and Revision” to the National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards Early Childhood/Generalist Standards’ board of directors for their
approval in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Wendy Linz, part-time instructor of instruction and curriculum leadership, presented “Exploring
Beginning Teachers’ Perceptions: A Secondary Analysis of Tracking” at the NRC/LRA
conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. Cathy Meredith, clinical associate professor of instruction and curriculum leadership, Dr. Satomi Taylor, ICL professor and Bonnie Cummings, ICL instructor, presented “Authentic Experiences Integrating Science, Math, Social
Studies and Literacy” at the National Association for the Education of Young Children
in Anaheim, Calif.
Dr. Clif Mims, associate professor of instruction and curriculum leadership, presented “Integrating
Higher-order Thinking Skills into Mathematics” at the North Carolina Council of Teachers
of Mathematics conference in Greensboro, N.C.
Dr. Angiline Powell, associate professor of instruction and curriculum leadership, presented “Math, Assistive
Technology Reading” at the Teacher Education Division Conference for Exceptional Children
in St. Louis. She also presented “White Paper” at Ready 2 Teach in Nashville.
Dr. Allen Seed, associate professor of instruction and curriculum leadership, presented “TN Middle
Schools: How They Really Do It” at the National Middle School Association Annual conference
Herff College of Engineering
Dr. Eugene Eckstein, professor and chair of biomedical engineering, is attending the American Institute
for Medical and Biological Engineering’s 20th annual “Medical and Biological Engineering in the Next 20 Years: The Promise and
Challenges” in Washington D.C., in February. He is also attending AIMBE’s 2011 Federal
Symposium. Eckstein is a member of AIMBE’s board.
Dr. Erno Lindner, professor of biomedical engineering, gave the invited presentation, “Electrochemical
Sensors in Biomedical Analysis,” to Aegis Technologies in Huntsville, Ala., earlier
Inez Todd, senior administrative secretary to the Dean of University Libraries, has been notified
that she passed all parts of the CPS examination and has achieved the Certified Professional
Loewenberg School of Nursing
Dr. Shirleatha Lee, clinical assistant professor, had her article, “A Pilot Study of QT Internal Analysis
in Overweight and Obese Youth,” published in Applied Nursing Research. It was Lee’s third article of the fall semester to be published.
Susan Moore, clinical assistant professor of nursing, was invited to be a panel judge to select
international awards for Sigma Theta Tau International at its biennial convention,
to be held in Grapevine-Dallas this fall.
Dr. Carolyn Speros, associate professor of nursing, was interviewed by nationally recognized health-literacy
expert Helen Osborne about her “Health Literacy Out Loud” series of podcasts.They
discussed communicating with older adults and promoting health literacyin this population
group. This series is available at http://www.healthliteracyoutloud.com/2010/12/14/health-literacy-out-loud-50-communicating-about-health-with-older-adults/.
School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Dr. Shaum P. Bhagat, assistant professor of AUSP, and colleagues at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
published “Monitoring Carboplatin Ototoxicity with Distortion-product Otoacoustic
Emissions in Children with Retinoblastoma” in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Bhagat and doctoral student Paul H. Carter published “Efferent-induced Change in Human Cochlear Compression and its Influence
on Masking of Tones” in Journal Neuroscience Letters.