FACULTY & STAFF NEWS

Assistant Professor of Nursing Rebecca Logan

Dr. Rebecca Logan was one of 12 neonatal nurses chosen to present at the 2017 12th Annual National Association of Neonatal Nurses Research Summit. This event was sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition with all related expenses covered through a generous grant. The summit was a gathering of neonatal nurses engaged in research and/or evidence-based projects and her presentation title was “The Lived Experience of Fathering a Premature Infant in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.”

Dr. Logan also attended the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses where she presented on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) topics including “From the Outside Looking in: Providing Support for Men Fathering a Premature Infant in a NICU.”

Associate Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Honors Program Lauren Heller

Dr. Heller had “Unconventional Wisdom: Estimating the Economic Impact of the Democratic and Republican National Political Conventions” accepted for publication in Papers in Regional Science. The paper, which has received coverage in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, U.S. News and World Report, and other media outlets, is co-authored with Victor Matheson of Holy Cross and Professor of Economics Frank Stephenson.

Professor of Economics Frank Stephenson

Dr. Stephenson’s “Bootleggers, Baptists, and Beer Labels” was recently published in Regulation and the article was also quoted in the Chicago Tribune.

Associate Professor of Management Saba Colakoglu

Dr. Colakoglu and her co-authors were winners of the Best Paper in International Human Resource Management Award in 2016 selected by the Human Resource Management Division of the Academy of Management. They were presented with their award at the Academy of Management Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The paper that won the award is “Involvement work systems and operational effectiveness: Exploring the moderating effect of national power distance” and was published in the premier journal in international business, Journal of International Business Studies. 

Professor of Management Paula Englis

Professor of Teacher Education Mary C. Clement

Dr. Clement was a visiting professor at Spice Mountain College in Beijing in July. She taught a graduate course for school principals titled, “Classroom, Program, and Schoolwide Assessment.”

Dr. Clement presented “A Dozen Things Successful Teachers Do” at the National Educators Rising Conference in Phoenix in June. She published “Why Combating Teachers’ Stress is Everyone’s Job” in The Clearing House (both online and in print) and “Women, Teaching, and Stress: Five steps for coping” in The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin Collegial Exchange.

Professor of Biology Martin Cipollini

Professor of Biology David Bruce Conn

Associate Professor of Biology Catherine Borer

Associate Professor of Biochemistry Dominic F Qualley and Professor of Animal Science Jay Daniel

Dr. Qualley, Dr. Daniel and students M.G. Stockwell-Goering, A.R. Crane, C.M. Hernandez and B.K. Whitlock presented “Oral administration of L-citrulline increases plasma concentrations of Lcitrulline and arginine in horses” at the American Society of Animal Science-Canadian Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md., July 8-13, 2017.

Assistant Professor of Physics Truong Le

Dr. Le and students Brinkley Edge and William Newman co-presented “Jets Launching Radius in Low-Power Radio-Loud AGNs” at AGN Winds on the Georgia Coast, Jekyll Island, Ga., June 25-29, 2017.

Assistant Professor of Animal Science Sunday Peters

Dr. Peters presented “Utility of robust mixed models in describing growth of seven strains of chicken using Logistics and Richards growth functions” and “Application of Bayesian robust mixed models in the use of non-linear functions to describe growth of three turkey genotypes” at the Poultry Science Association Meeting, Orlando, Fla., July 17-21, 2017.
He co-published “Molecular evolution of type II MAGE genes from ancestral MAGED2 gene and their phylogenetic resolution of basal mammalian clades” in Mammalian Genome and “Repeats conservation at the mammalian KCNQ10T1 – CDKN1C region suggests a role in genomic imprinting” in Evolutionary Bioinformatics. 

Professor of Analytical Chemistry Charles Earnest

Dr. Earnest and student Ethan T. Miller published “An assessment of barium and strontium carbonates as temperature and enthalpy standards” in the Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 2017.

Professor of Animal Science George Gallagher

Dr. Gallagher, Dr. Sunday O. Peters and students Catherine H. Holloway, Kelly L. Williams, Robyn Y. Ellenburg, Brianna M. Saylors and Lara van der Heiden published “Influence of Visual Input on Behavior of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to an Auditory Alert Recording” in Proceedings of the 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference. Univ. of California, Davis.

Dr.  Gallagher and students have been working with the staff at the ECO Center in Rome to create a rotating display related to environmental research at Berry College. Last year, they focused on the rat snake with radio telemetry, examples of technology used in their research, and a continuous loop PowerPoint that was modified for the general public and youth audience about the work. Dr. Gallagher also gave a lecture about animal vision at the Center on July 27, 2017. In addition, Dr. Gallagher took a crew to Running Wild Ranch this summer, where students worked over 40 heads of sheep and goats and visited a baby camel.

Berry instructor creates wearable technology

Berry instructor Zane Cochran is an innovator in the competitive and exploding field of creative technologies. As the mind behind Berry’s HackBerry Lab, Zane has helped students and faculty to think creatively and to innovate new technologies since 2012. His own creations, including the acclaimed PIXI dresses, have gained attention in such exhibitions as Museum of Design Atlanta’s “On You: Wearing Technology.” Zane’s interests in art, fashion and electronics inspire him to combine his passions into wearable technologies. His PIXI dresses were his first major success for combining art, fashion and tech into a piece of clothing that could be worn out and about. In his day to day life, Zane teaches in Berry’s Creative Technologies program and continues to oversee HackBerry Lab. “Berry’s idea of ‘Experience it Firsthand’ … inspired me to consider the importance of what it means to design, build and try things out in the real world and experience all the failures and successes that come with defining the technologies of the future,” Zane says.

Assistant Professor of History Jennifer Hoyt

Dr. Jennifer T. Hoyt has reshaped what the Department of History offers its majors and the campus at large by teaching a range of new courses on Colonial Latin America, Modern Latin America, Modern Mexico, and Environmental History. This spring semester (2017) she taught a new course on film and the Cold War, a class that marries her knowledge and love for both the study of the past and motion pictures.

This year she also traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, for a workshop on the impact and legacies of the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment. In Stockholm she presented a paper based on research completed at the United Nations Archives in New York City during the summer of 2016.

Director of International Experiences Chris Borda

Chris Borda has been hired as the Director of International Experiences. He will direct Berry’s study abroad operations, as well as international internships and service opportunities. Mr. Borda comes to Berry from Grand Valley State University and has 10 years of experience in the field of International Education. His master’s degree thesis focuses on faculty-led study abroad programs, and his experience at both Grand Valley and Florida State University have prepared him well to lead Berry’s International Programs office.

Assistant Professor of Communication Kimberly Field-Springer

Dr. Field-Springer co-published “Managing meanings of embodied experiences theory: Toward a discursive understanding of becoming healthier” in the journal Health Communication. She also co-published “From menarche to menopause: Understanding multigenerational reproductive health milestones” in the journal Health Communication. Research reported in this study was funded by The Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

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