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The works of 31 members of the Lebanon Valley College faculty are on display in Bishop Library February 11-15 in a Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Pedagogy, which highlights articles, books, conference papers, presentations, and posters, a dissertation, manuscripts, and art created in the 2011-2012 academic year.

LVC assistant professor of history Dr. Michael Schroeder said faculty enter the profession because “We are relentlessly curious people, driven by questions about the world we live in. Scholarly production compels us to keep abreast of the most important contributions to our disciplines, spurs us to keep in touch with our colleagues at other institutions, and offers an ongoing opportunity and challenge to express our creativity in new and different ways.”

“Scholarship outside of the classroom is beneficial to both faculty members and our students,” said Dr. Kristen Boeshore, assistant professor of biology. “I often will interject information into my classroom lectures that comes from what I am doing or have done in the lab or from what I have read in a newly published research article.”

Boeshore is not alone in bringing her research into her classroom. Schroeder describes his research as “grist for the discussion mill,” saying it brings “funny stories and sad stories, valuable lessons and insights, a sprawling corpus of information and knowledge, and a concrete example of what being a genuine intellectual means in practice. I'd like to think it helps to bring the discipline alive — to know that your professor has thought about and puzzled over and grappled with a certain set of questions and has made mistakes, pursued dead-ends, been frustrated, and worked through a host of obstacles and challenges to produce new knowledge about the world— for students that's pretty cool stuff.”

“Teaching and scholarship are ultimately two sides of the same coin: an insatiable desire to know more about the world we live in by its very nature generates a powerful desire to share that knowledge with others. How could it be otherwise?” he concludes.

Boeshore and Schroeder will present their own research at the reception for the Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Pedagogy on February 15. Schroeder will discuss “Hotly Contested Terrain: The Challenges of Writing a Social & Cultural History of the Sandino Rebellion in Nicaragua 1927-1934,” while Boeshore will present “The Role of Polyamines & Transgoutaminase in Nerve Regeneration.”

Faculty recognized in the library exhibit include:

Philip Benesch, associate professor of political science.
Benesch, P. (2012). The Viennese Socrates: Karl Popper and the reconstruction of progressive politics. New York: Peter Lang.

Robert Carey, assistant professor of biology
Carey, R. E., Hepler, N. K., & Cosgrove, D. J. (2013). “Selaginella moellendorffii has a reduced and highly conserved expansin superfamily with genes more closely related to angiosperms than to bryophytes.” BMC Plant Biology, 13(1), 4. doi:0.1186/1471-2229-13-4

Christopher J. Dolan, associate professor of political science and international studies. Director of international studies

Dolan, C. J. (2012). “Foreign policy in President Obama's first term: America in a shifting global order.” In D. Brattebo, R. Watson & T. Lansford (Eds.), “The presidential election of 2012.” Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Dolan, C. J., & Lyon, A. J. (2012). “Modeling humanitarian intervention: A test case for Libya.” International Studies Association, San Diego, CA.

Laura G. Eldred, assistant professor of English
Eldred, L. (2012). "’Discursive nonsense’: Narrative structure, trauma, and history in ‘Call Me the Breeze.’” New Hibernia Review, 16(4), 64-79.

Michael L. Fink, assistant professor of physical therapy
Buck, M., Fink, M.L. (2012). “Nintendo Wii fall reduction effectiveness in the elderly and its ability to assess balance using center of pressure: A literature review.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 148-153.
Buck, M., & Fink, M. L. (January 2012). “Nintendo Wii fall reduction effectiveness in a patient status post total hip arthroplasty and its ability to assess balance using center of pressure.” Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Butt, S. L., Fenning, S. M., Sharkey, F. M., & Fink, M. L. (April 2012). “Practicing what they preach? Lifestyle behaviors of physical therapists and student physical therapists.” Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference (MAUSRC), Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.

Fink, M. L. (2011, November 7). “Mystery diagnosis: The case of the aching back.” ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, Retrieved from http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Mystery-Diagnosis-The-Case-of-the-Aching-Back.aspx

Fink, M. L. (2011, November 7). “Mystery diagnosis: The case of ‘shin splints.’” ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, Retrieved from http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Mystery-Diagnosis-The-Case-of-Shin-Splints.aspx

Fink, M. L. (2011, November 7). “Mystery diagnosis: The case of the swollen ankle.” ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, Retrieved from http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Mystery-Diagnosis-The-Case-of-the-Swollen-Ankle.aspx

Fink, M. L. (March 2012). “Foot/ankle injuries in sports.” Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Harrisburg, PA.

Fink, M. L., & Lehr, M. E. (2012). Lebanon Valley College -- Guest editorial. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 117.

Fink, M. L., Lehr, M. E., Cummings, B. K., Hribick, J. R., Pipkin, M. A., & Szigethy, J. T. (October 2011). “Evaluation of a manual therapy technique versus clinical device for scapular mobilization: A reliability and validity study.” Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Valley Forge, PA.

Fink, M. L., Theiss, J. L., & Gerber, J. P. (February 2012). “Deep vein thrombosis in a young marathon athlete.” Platform Presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Fisher, J., & Lehr, M. E. (2012). “The use of a clinical prediction rule and clinical practice guidelines to manage a patient with hip pain: A case report.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 126-130.

Lehr, M. E., & Fink, M. L. (October 2012). “A practical approach to medical and movement screening for the lumbopelvic hip complex for today's autonomous practitioner.” Private Practice Special Interest Group Presentation at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Lancaster, PA.

Mehalko, M., & Fink, M. L. (January 2012). “Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty compared to shoulder hemiarthoplasty in patients with rotator cuff arthropathy.” Poster Presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Mehalko, M. J., & Fink, M. L. (2012). “Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty versus shoulder hemiarthoplasty in patients with rotator cuff arthropathy: A literature review.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 138-141.

Seidenburg, M., & Fink, M. L. (February 2012). “Differential diagnosis of medial groin pain.” Poster presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Theiss, J. L., Fink, M. L., & Gerber, J. P. (2011). “Deep vein thrombosis in a young marathon athlete.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 41(12), 942-947.

Thomsen, D., & Fink, M. L. (January 2012). “Effectiveness of educational lifting techniques for thoracic spine injury prevention using a case study.” Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Thomsen, D. M., & Fink, M. L. (2012). “Educational lifting techniques for thoracic spine injury prevention: A literature review with case study.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 142-146.

Wardle, N., & Fink, M. L. (January 2012). “Effectiveness of conservative treatment in return to competition of a 15 year old male status post first time traumatic posterior shoulder dislocation.” Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Meeting. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA.

Claudia C. Gazsi, assistant professor of physical therapy and academic coordinator of clinical education
Gazsi, C. C. (2012). “Expectations of physical therapist employers, and academic and clinical faculty regarding entry-level knowledge, skills, and behavior of physical therapist graduates in acute rehabilitation practice.” (Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University).

Cheryl L. George, professor and department co-chair of education
Peck, A., Albrecht, S. F., George, C. L., Mathur, S. R., Paget, M., Ryan, J. B., . . . Baker, D. (2012). “Reflections on the future of Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders: A response to Colvin, Forness, and Nelson.” Behavioral Disorders, 37(2), 123-125.

Peck, A., Albrecht, S. F., George, C. L., Mathur, S. R., Paget, M., Ryan, J. B., . . . Baker, D. (2011). “New directions for CCBD? Three studies examining the future of the organization.” Behavioral Disorders, 37(1), 30-41.

Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, director of general education
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2012). "’The fathers run out in the sons’: Charles Olson, Ezra Pound, and ‘The song of Ullikummi’.” Paideuma, 39, 163-179.

Grieve-Carlson, G. (March 30-April 1, 2012). “Plato, Whitehead, and the idea of history in Charles Olson's Maximus Poems.” The Ancient Quarrel between Poetry and Philosophy Seminar. American Comparative Literature Association. Brown University.

Ivette Guzman-Zavala, assistant professor of Spanish
Guzmán-Zavala, I. (2013, forthcoming). “Colaboración y resistencia entre leche y sangre en Cuba y Puerto Rico: las nodrizas en Cecilia Valdés y Vecindarios excéntricos.” Revista Iberoamericana.

Guzmán-Zavala, I. (February 20-24, 2012). “Colaboración y resistencia entre leche y sangre en Cuba y Puerto Rico: las nodrizas en Cecilia Valdés y Vecindarios excéntricos.” Mujeres, Circuitos De Colaboración y Asociacionismo En La Cultura y La Historia De La America Latina y El Caribe, La Habana, Cuba.

Noel Hubler, professor of philosophy
Hubler, J. N. (December 2012). “Aristotle on truth: Identity in difference.” American Philosophical Association. Atlanta, GA.

Hubler, J. N. (June 2012). “Plato, the Stoics, and the theory of psychic motions.” International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, Cagliari, Italy.

Hubler, J. N. (November 2012). “Return to the cave: Problems in the politics of transcendence in the Platonic tradition.” Northeast Political Science Association. Boston, MA.

Hubler, J. N. (October 2012). “Plato's psychic motion: Epistemological, cosmological, and practical consequences.” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy. Fordham University, New York, NY.

Jennifer Wood Kanupka, assistant professor of education
Kanupka, J. W. (2012). “Stakeholders' perceptions of community-based apartment living programs as compared to school-based life skills programs for students with intellectual disabilities.” Immaculata University.

Joel A. Kline, associate professor of digital communications
Kline, J., & Barker, T. (2012). “Negotiating professional consciousness in technical communication: A community of practice approach.” Technical Communication, 59(1), 32-48.

Courtney M. Lappas, assistant professor of biology
Lappas, C. M., & Lappas, N. T. (2012). “d-Limonene modulates T lymphocyte activity and viability.” Cellular Immunology, 279, 30-41. doi:10.1016/j.cellimm.2012.09.002

Weilnau, J. N., Black, S. E., Chehata, V. J., Schmidt, M. J., Holt, K. L., Carl, L. M., . . . Lappas, C. M. (2012). “ZnS nanocrystal cytotoxicity is influenced by capping agent chemical structure and duration of time in suspension.” Journal of Applied Toxicology, doi:10.1002/jat.2811

Michael Lehr, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy
Fink, M. L., & Lehr, M. E. (2012). Lebanon Valley College -- Guest editorial. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 117.

Fink, M. L., Lehr, M. E., Cummings, B. K., Hribick, J. R., Pipkin, M. A., & Szigethy, J. T. (October 2011). “Evaluation of a manual therapy technique versus clinical device for scapular mobilization: A
reliability and validity study.” Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Valley Forge, PA.

Fisher, J., & Lehr, M. E. (2012). “The use of a clinical prediction rule and clinical practice guidelines to manage a patient with hip pain: A case report.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 126-130.

Lehr, M. E., & Fink, M. L. (October 2012). “A practical approach to medical and movement screening for the lumbopelvic hip complex for today's autonomous practitioner.” Private Practice Special Interest Group Presentation at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Lancaster, PA.

Lehr, M. E., & Ritchie, J. (2013). “Utilization of a collaborative and interdepartmental student-centered approach in the development of a technology-based application prototype to complement entry-level didactic instruction for cervicothoracic musculoskeletal management.” Abstract Accepted June 2011 for Combined Sections Meeting in 2013. San Diego, CA.

Sabol, N., & Lehr, M. E. (2012). “Clinical application of the classification system in the musculoskeletal management of a patient with chronic neck pain: A case report.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 131-136.

Willow, A., & Lehr, M. E. (2012). “The use of an impairment based treatment program to improve the sit-to stand task following total knee arthroplasty: A case report.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 24(3), 118-124.

Rebecca C. Lister, associate professor of music
Lister, R. (2012). “The great divide.” In A. Scott (Ed.), "Hands-on" musicology essays in honor of Jeffery Kite-Powell. (pp. 18-31). Ann Arbor, MI: Steglein Publishing, Inc.

Lister, R. C. (2011). “A Hildegard ‘how-to’: Steps for the thoughtful preparation of a chant.” Journal of Singing, 67(3), 277-289.

David W. Lyons, professor of mathematical sciences

Lyons, D. W. (July 2012). “Linear basis for decoherence-free subspace for collective decoherence.” Quantum Information Workshop, Seefield, Austria.

Lyons, D. W. (March 2012). “Local unitary stabilizers, symmetric states, and Werner states.” Telecom Paris Tech, Paris, France.

Lyons, D. W. (October 2012). “Quantum information: An ongoing research program with undergraduate students.” The MD-DC-VA Section Meeting of the Mathematica Association of America, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA.

Lyons, D. W. (September 2012). “Writing as a path to understanding and discovery.” Elizabethtown College Bowers Writers House.

Gabriela McEvoy, assistant professor of Spanish
McEvoy, G. (2012). “Asimilacion y la memoria colectiva en la novela Barrio Palestina de Susana Gertopan.” Hispania, 95(3), 377-388.

Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
McNulty, B. (March 22-24, 2012). “The politics of rosary beads in Venetian Cyprus.” 58th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C. 1-17.

Kristen Metzler-Wilson, assistant professor of physical therapy

Metzler-Wilson, K., Kellie, L. A., Tomc, C., Simpson, C., Sammons, D., & Wilson, T. E. (2012). “Differential vasodilatory responses to local heating in facial, glabrous and hairy skin.” Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 32(5), 361-366. doi:10.1111/j.1475-097X.2012.01137.x

Mary K. Pettice, associate professor of English
Pettice, M. K. (2011). “Narrating culture on the web: An audience-based exhibit narrative.” New Zealand Journal of Media Studies, 12(2), 20-43.

Pettice, M. K. (April 12, 2012). “Narrating culture on the web: Assisting audience participation through reading rhetoric and innovating online forum design.” Museums and the Web 2012 Conference, San Diego, CA.


Michael Pittari, associate professor of art and department chair of art & art history
Pittari, M. (2012). “Darkness and light.” Oil on canvas, 30 x 42 inches.

Pittari, M. (2012). “Entropy.” Oil on canvas, 30 x 42 inches.

Jeffrey J. Ritchie, associate professor and department chair of digital communications
Lehr, M. E., & Ritchie, J. (2013). “Utilization of a collaborative and interdepartmental student-centered approach in the development of a technology-based application prototype to complement entry-level didactic instruction for cervicothoracic musculoskeletal management.” Abstract accepted June 2011 for Combined Sections Meeting in 2013. San Diego, CA.

Ritchie, J. (Ed.). (2012). The Journal of International Digital Media and Arts Association
Ritchie, J., & Samuel, M. (2012). “Historic old Miami: The magic city.” Mobile Storytelling, iDMAa Conference. Miami, FL.

Jeffrey W. Robbins, chair of religion and philosophy, professor of religion and director of American studies

Crockett, C., & Robbins, J. W. (2012). “Religion, politics, and the earth : The new materialism.” New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Robbins, J. W. (2011). “Alain Badiou and the secular reactivation of theology.” The Heythrop Journal, XLVII, 1-8. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2265.2011.00695.x

Robbins, J. W. (2011). “Too hard to believe? A reading of religious eclecticism in Yann Martel's Life of Pi.” The Journal of Religion and Society, 13, 1-8. Retrieved from http://moses.creighton.edu/jrs/2011/2011-24.pdf

Robbins, J. W. (2012). “Minimal or maximal? Richard Rorty, Gianni Vattimo, and the contemporary theological critique of secular reason.” Avello Publishing Journal, 2(1), 1-16.

Catherine Romagnolo, associate professor of English

Romagnolo, C. (2011). “Initiating dialogue: Narrative beginnings in multicultural narratives. In F. L. Aldama, & W. A. Nericcio (Eds.), “Analyzing world fiction: New horizons in narrative theory” (pp. 183- 198). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Mathew Samuel, assistant professor of digital communications
Ritchie, J., & Samuel, M. (2012). “Historic old Miami: The magic city.” Mobile Storytelling, iDMAa Conference. Miami, FL.

Samuel, M. (2012). Book cover of “Religion, Politics, and the Earth: The New Materialism.” New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Samuel, M. (March - November 2012). Candy Factory mural. Lancaster, PA.

Matthew Sayers, assistant professor of religion
Geary, D., Sayers, M. R., & Amar, A. S. (Eds.). (2012). “Cross-disciplinary perspectives on a contested Buddhist site.” Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Sayers, M. R. (2012). “Claiming modes of mediation in ancient Hindu and Buddhist ancestor memorial ritual.” Journal of Ritual Studies, 26(1), 5-18.

Michael Schroeder, assistant professor of history
Schroeder, M. J. (2012). “Cultural geographies of grievance and war: Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast region in the first Sandinista revolution, 1926-1934.” Dialectical Anthropology, 36(3-4), 161-196. doi:10.1007/s10624-012-9272-z
Schroeder, M. J. (2012). “Response to comments by Wolfgang Gabbert and Jeff Gould.” Dialectical Anthropology, 36(3-4), 213-216. doi:10.1007/s10624-012-9277-7

Schroeder, M. J. (December 2012). “El ‘archivo gordo sobre la situación de Sandino’ digitalizado,” División de Inteligencia Militar, Estados Unidos, 1928-1933. Revista De Temas Nicaragüenses, 56, 83-85. Retrieved from http://www.temasnicas.net/rtn56.pdf

Schroeder, M. J. (January 2013). “Imposición de la Democracia por el Imperio Norteamericano: Reflexiones Críticas sobre las Elecciones Nicaragüenses de Noviembre de 1928” (Cover story). Revista De Temas Nicaragüenses, 57, 4-14. Retrieved from http://www.temasnicas.net/rtn57.pdf

Schroeder, M. J. (November 2012). “Archivo digital de las cartas y telegramas a enviado especial norteamericano Henry L. Stimson, Abril-Mayo de 1927.” Revista De Temas Nicaragüenses, 55, 87-89. Retrieved from http://www.temasnicas.net/rtn55.pdf

Schroeder, M. J. (October 2012). “Un archivo digital de mapas históricos de Nicaragua.” Revista De Temas Nicaragüenses, 54, 63-65. Retrieved from http://www.temasnicas.net/rtn54.pdf

Schroeder, M. J. (September 2012). “Los malditos pájaros de Hierro: La guerra aérea en Nicaragua durante la Rebelión de Sandino, 1927-1932.” Revista De Temas Nicaragüenses, 53, 47-87. Retrieved from http://www.temasnicas.net/rtn53.pdf

David M. Setley, assistant professor of business administration
Setley, D. M., Vyas, B., & Menis-Croxall, N. (2012). “Corporate social reporting: The Hershey Company's corporate social responsibility report: A case study.” International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 1(4), 392-403.

Barry Smith, assistant professor of mathematics
Smith, B. (2012). “Non-cyclic class groups and the Brumer-Stark conjecture.” Journal of Number Theory, 132(2), 348-370.

Grant D. Taylor, associate professor of art history
Taylor, G. (2012). “Routing Mondrian: The A. Michael Noll experiment.” Journal of the New Media Caucus, 8(2), 11-17.

Noelle Vahanian, associate professor of philosophy

Vahanian, N. (2012). “Madness or civilization: A draft.” In G. Araoz (Ed.), Mad/sad/bad: Philosophical, political, poetic and artistic reflections on the history of madness. Oxfordshire, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.


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