Faculty Publications

(Present to June 2010)

Kerrie Baker, Ph.D., Kathleen Boland, Ph.D., and Christine Nowik had a 20-page article titled, “A Campus Survey of Faculty and Student Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities,” published in Volume 25(4) of the refereed Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, which is sponsored by the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

Students Jennifer L. Bonetti, Megan E. Crowley, Kristen J. Johnson, Manal R. Khalil, Kayla R. Sween, and Professor Thomas A. Brettell, Ph.D., have won first place in the 2012 Student Paper Competition of the Journal of Forensic Science Policy & Management for their paper titled, “Forensic Science Administration and Ideals for Laboratory Management.”

Instructor of Creative Writing Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s short essay, “Cello,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prizes recognize the best small press publications in poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction each year. "Cello" originally appeared in the January 2012 issue of _TriQuarterly Online_ and can be read at http://triquarterly.org/nonfiction/cello

Allen Richardson, Ph.D., has written a chapter on Asian religions in America for the three volume set, The Cambridge History of Religions in America, which was published by Cambridge University Press. The Cambridge History provides a comprehensive overview of the development of religion in America in a single publication. It is available in the Cedar Crest College library.

Michelle Schmidt '10, '11 and Larry Quarino, Ph.D., recently had a manuscript titled, “A Novel Method for the Detection of Cocaine in Hair using a Freeze/Thaw Method and GC/MS Analysis,” accepted for publication in the Romanian Journal of Legal Medicine. This journal has been published since 1936 (only halting publication during World War II and the communist overthrow in 1993) and is the second oldest forensic science-based publication in the world.

Precious Yamaguchi, Ph.D., co-authored chapter in the book, Cyberculture and the Subaltern: Weavings of the Virtual and Real, published by The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Todd Holmes, adjunct instructor for the department of nutrition, was quoted in the Morning Call in response to the National School Lunch Program new Mandates. The article reads: Todd Holmes, director of food services in the Parkland School District, said his staff is trying to encourage students to embrace the change by offering a wider variety of fruits and vegetables such as broccoli and red peppers. They've also hung posters in cafeterias. “It's challenging for me, but I think it's really important. Everyone is now talking about fruits and vegetables. That's what we want,” Holmes said. Read more at: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/parkland/mc-new-lunch-rules-fruits-vegetables-20120912,0,4936915.story?page=2

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, M.F.A., wrote an article, "Origins of a Murder: Investigating the crimes—and humanity—of a killer,” which appeared in the New South Journalism issue of Oxford American available nationwide. She adapted the article from her book-in-progress, and it can also be read online here: http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/2012/sep/04/new-south-journalism-creative-nonfiction/

The second edition of Autogenic Training: A Mind-Body Approach to the treatment of Chronic Pain and Stress Related Disorders by Micah Sadigh, Ph.D., was published by MacFarland Press, a publisher of academic and scholarly books. The second edition has an additional 40,000 words and is completely updated, reflecting the latest research in psychophysiology and psychosomatic medicine. Some of the new chapters in this edition include a chapter on the treatment of PTSD, as well as chapters on palliative care and treatment of sleep disorders.

Precious Vida Yamaguchi, Ph.D.’s article, “Final Drive Toward Gold,” on the American Culinary Federation Youth Team USA and the Internationale Kochkunst Austellung in Germany has been published in the June 2012 National Culinary Review.

John Cigliano, Ph.D., was featured in an article on the effectiveness of protected areas for the online magazine The Ecologist. The title of the article was, “Do Protected Areas for Wildlife Really Work?”

Sandra Leh, Ph.D., and Sharon Melincavage, RN, recently co-authored a manuscript titled, “Panel Discussion: Creating a Spirit of Inquiry in the Classroom.” The publication appeared in the Journal of College Teaching and Learning and describes the use of panel discussion to create a constructivist classroom environment. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of College Teaching and Learningare subjected to a double-blind, peer review process.

John Cigliano, Ph.D., was invited by Earthwatch Institute to write a guest article on marine protected areas for “The Conservation Column,” which appears in the online, U.K. edition of Sport Diver Magazine. “The Conservation Column” is part of the magazine’s regular feature, “Ask the Expert,” and is contributed monthly by Earthwatch. His research, which he does with Rich Kliman, Ph.D., on queen conch in Belize was featured in the article.

Rebecca Arnold, M.A., is a contributing author in a professional collaboration of art therapists. The book titled, Assessment in Art Therapy, published by Routledge Press, provides a “unique insight into the diverse contemporary practices that constitute assessment in art therapy, providing an overview of the different approaches employed in Britain and the USA today.” Arnold’s contribution focuses on a 19-year-old male diagnosed with bipolar disorder and highlights the art-based, art therapy assessment provided to him when he was admitted to the 20-bed inpatient mental health unit where Arnold worked. The book launched in March, 2012.

LuAnn McCracken Fletcher, Ph.D., had an article, “The Remembrance of Things Past: Narrating Humanity in the Harry Potter Books,” published in Topic: The Washington and Jefferson College Review, volume 57 (Winter 2011). The journal is a peer-reviewed annual publication that addresses a single subject or theme; the topic of volume 57 is “Harry Potter and His Dark Materials.” For more information, see www2.washjeff.edu/topic/          Jill Purdy, Ed.D., was recently selected as a reviewer for the textbook Cultural Diversity in Our Schools (Marshall) by Cengage Learning/Wadsworth Publishing.

Kerrie Baker, Ph.D., and Kathleen Boland, Ph.D., published an article, “Assessing Safety: A Campus-Wide Initiative” in College Student Journal, Volume 45, December/2011, Number 4. This empirical peer-reviewed article discussed the survey results pertaining to the college community’s perceptions of safety. The study included about 150 faculty and 450 students who completed a survey designed to measure beliefs, personal safety precautions and cases of victimization.

Tom Brettell, Ph.D., and Michelle Dawes ’07 ’08 have received notification that their article, “Analysis of Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadesis L., and Related Alkaloids in Urine using HPLC with UV Detection,” has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Chromatography B. The publication is the result of graduate work done by Dawes in the forensic science program at Cedar Crest.

Sandra Leh, Ph.D., had a manuscript accepted by the peer reviewed Journal of Nursing Education. The article is titled, “Nursing Students’ Preconceptions of the Community Health Clinical Experience: Implications for Nursing Education.” The article presently appears on the “Online Advanced Release” version of the journal.

Kathleen Boland, Ph.D., published an article, “Ethics and Confidentiality Issue,” through Gannett Education. The article was peer reviewed and approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for continuing education credit for licensed social workers. The article reviewed in detail the role of confidentiality, privileged communication, duty to warn and mandated reporting in the practice of social work.

Nancy Johnston, Ph.D., will have research published in the September 2011 Visions: Journal of Rogerian Nursing Scholarship titled, “Validation of the Well Being Picture Scale as a Measure of Mood.” Johnston is the primary investigator and coordinated the manuscript with three nurses from SUNY Binghamton in New York.

Jim Brancato, Ph.D., wrote a chapter titled, “Dylan Acts His Age,” published in a new edited book/compilation, Dylan at Play, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK, August 2011. More info here.

Jill Purdy, Ed.D., has had her Readers Theatre script for middle school students, “James Madison: Father of the Constitution,” accepted for publication by Benchmark Education Company. This script will be part of a set titled, “Famous People, Famous Words.”

Nelson Maniscalco, M.F.A., was featured in a July 201 article titled, “Skelmaker Nelson Maniscalco,” published by Brant Bassam, Ph.D., chief of operations for the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Ltd. (AAOD) on the website, www.brantworks.com. The article features a collection of images of Maniscalco’s dinosaur work along with an article written by him for Dino Press about how his work began and developed. Nelson has also been commissioned by the Australian Age of Dinosaurs (AAOD) to create a commemorative bronze skeletal sculpture of Australovenator wintonensis. This specimen, also known as “Banjo,” is a recent discovery and the largest predatory animal ever found in Australia.

A manuscript titled, “The Utility of Y-STR Profiling in 4, 6, and 8 Day Post-Coital Vaginal Swabs,” by Larry Quarino, Ph.D., and Janine Kishbaugh, M.S., was accepted for publication in Medicine, Science, and the Law. This is the official journal of the British Society of Forensic Science. The article could provide a vehicle for changes in policy in the way law enforcement collects sexual assault evidence from victims. By showing that Y-Chromosomal DNA evidence can be obtained on vaginal swabs greater than one-week post-coital, the typical policy of looking for physical evidence only on victims who report the incidence within three days of the assault has to be revised.

Tom Brettell, Ph.D., coauthored a review paper with Jose Almirall, Ph.D., of Florida International University and John Butler, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Standards and Technology titled, “Forensic Science: Application Reviews.” The paper was published in the most current issue of Analytical Chemistry, an American Chemical Society peer-reviewed journal. The manuscript reviews the publications that have appeared in the forensic science literature for the last two years. The official citation is as follows: T.A. Brettell, J.M. Butler, and J.R. Almirall, “Application Reviews - Forensic Science,” Analytical Chemistry, 83(12), 4539-4556, June 15, 2011. Publication Date (Web): April 29, 2011 DOI: 10.1021/ac201075e

Kerrie Baker, Ph.D., Kathleen Boland, Ph.D., Elizabeth Meade, Ph.D., and Suzanne Weaver, MSW, published a chapter in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology newest e-book, a two-volume set called Promoting Student Engagement. The chapter, “The Democratic Academy: Pedagogies for Student Engagement” is in volume 1: Promoting Student Engagement Programs, Techniques, and Opportunities.

John Cigliano, Ph.D., was a guest co-editor for the special section of the Bulletin of Marine Science, a top-tiered peer-reviewed journal of marine research. The section contained five publications that highlighted some of the best presentations from the first International Marine Conservation Congress, which was held in May 2009. The IMCC was the first marine conservation meeting of its kind and attracted over 1,200 participants from over 75 countries. John was the chair of the meeting. John also co-authored the introductory paper of the section.

Jill Purdy, Ed.D., was recently published in the One Voice International Collection of Scholarly Works. The article titled, "Scaffolding Assessment for English Language Learners in the Content Area Classroom," discusses critical instructional strategies for the growing population of diverse learners.

Carolyn Segal’s (Ph.D.) essay “Blood, Bones, and Mildred Pierce” appears in One for the Table. Her essay “The Year in Review” is posted on The Irascible Professor. Her Chronicle of Higher Education piece, “The Dog Ate My Disk, and Other Tales of Woe,” which has appeared in over thirty composition texts, has recently been selected for inclusion in two additional anthologies: Patterns for College Writers, 12E, ed. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stehpen R. Mandell (Bedford/St. Martin's) and Along These Lines, 6E, ed. John Sheridan Biays and Carol Wershoven(Pearson).

Larry Quarino, Ph.D., Christina Mulligan '08, '09, and Stacie Kaufman, '08, '09 published a paper in the latest edition of the Journal of Forensic Science (J Forensic Science, Nol. 56, No. 20) titled, ""The Utility of Polyester and cotton as Swabbing Substrates for the Removal of Cellular Material from Surfaces."

Arlene Peltola, M.B.A., and Scott Hoke, M.P.A., co-authored a portion of the 2010 State of the Lehigh Valley Community Trends at a Glance, which was presented at a press conference at Lehigh University to a sold-out public forum.

Joan Kern's (M.Ed.) article, "The Road to Increasing Distance Education at Smaller Colleges and Universities," appeared in Distance Learning Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 4. The journal is published by the United States Distance Learning Association, Fischler School of Education, Nova Southeastern University.

Robin Gerchman, M.F.A., had her essay, "Parental Reality Check," published in the Jan. 6 edition of Inside Higher Ed.

Mae Ann Pasquale, Ph.D., published her dissertation research titled, "Family Presence during Trauma Resuscitation: Ready for PrimeTime?" in The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection and Critical Care, published in November 2010.

Carolyn Segal's essay, "Cooking with Mad Men," appears online at One for the Table and The Huffington Post.

Carolyn Segal's essay, "My Diet, C'est Moi," appeared in an August issue of Amy Ephron's online food magazine, One for the Table, at oneforthetable.com.

Carolyn Segal's poems, "The Island Postmaster's Daughter" and "Vanishing Point," appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of 2River View, at 2river.org. Her paper ,"In a Dystopian Garden: Tropes of Flowers and Transcendence in Margaret Atwood's ‘Handmaid's Tale,'" has been accepted for presentation in at the School of Visual Arts' 24th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists in October. This year's conference topic is "Romancing Nature Again." Her most recent essay for the Chronicle of Higher Education, "Academe's Creaky Foundation," appeared in the June 6 issue.

Elizabeth Meade, Ph.D., has written a chapter of a recently published book titled, The Ethics of the Family, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Her chapter is titled, "Choice's Challenge: Feminist Ethics and Reproductive Autonomy."