January 03, 2020
Dr. Ed Garrett, associate professor of kinesiology for Online and Professional Studies, spoke at the Coachella Valley Coaches Clinic in Thermal, California, on Nov. 16. He presented on the integration of sport psychology into the mental toughness and well-being of youth within sports.
Dr. Robert Shields, assistant professor of computer information technology for Online and Professional Studies, presented at the 2019 Quality Matters Connect 11th Annual Conference in Grapevine, Texas, on Oct. 28. His presentation was titled Road Trip! Helping Students Reach Their Learning Destinations via Effective Course Design.
Dr. Ogbochi McKinney, assistant professor of public health for Online and Professional Studies, presented a paper at the Ninth International Conference on Food Studies at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism in Taiwan on Oct. 25. The paper, Anemia and Nutritional Status of Children and Women in Malawi, was co-written with Dr. Pamela Mukaire, adjunct professor of public health for Online and Professional Studies. Additionally, McKinney, Mukaire and Dr. Dede Teteh, adjunct professor of public health for Online and Professional Studies, presented a paper at the annual American Public Health Association Conference held in Philadelphia on Nov. 2-6. The title was Knowledge of HIV Prevention Methods not Translating to Practice among Reproductive Age Malawian Women.
Sam Welbaum, assistant professor of Christian studies for Online and Professional Studies, presented a paper at the 13th annual Lighthearted Philosopher’s Society Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 8-9. It was titled Redemptive Derision: Luther’s Pastoral Use of Insult in Light of the Command to Love the Neighbor. He also contributed a chapter, Understanding Worldview to Minister More Effectively, to the textbook Nursing as Ministry (Jones and Bartlett, October).
Dr. Shawn Wilhite, assistant professor of Christian studies for Online and Professional Studies, presented at the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting in San Diego on Nov. 20-22. The title was Cyril’s Christological Scriptural Exegesis in Dialogues on the Trinity.
Dr. Rich Austin, adjunct professor of public administration for Online and Professional Studies, presented at the fall conference of the Georgia City-County Management Association on Nov. 14. It was titled Factors That Lead to Civil Unrest in the Wake of Officer-Involved Lethal Use of Force Incidents: Tale of Two Cities. Additionally, he had an article, Utilizing Social Media to Promote Legitimacy in Law Enforcement, published in Real Hero Report (July).
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