News - April 2014 - Academics & Research
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
»Gerry Sussman, Urban Studies and Planning and International Studies faculty, was interviewed about the U.S. response to the Ukraine conflict on California radio station KKRN, March 29.
»Della Abrahams and Phoebe Daurio, Intensive English Language Program faculty, presented “Voicethread: An Interactive Media Tool for Communication Classes” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Convention and English
»Errin Beck and Linnea Spitzer, Intensive English Language Program instructors, presented “Renew Your Approach to Drafts: Getting Higher Results” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Convention and English Language E
»Kimberley Brown, Applied Linguistics and International Studies faculty, and alum Laurene Christensen presented “Does Intercultural Education Really Matter in Teacher Education?” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International
»Randall Bluffstone, Economics faculty, presented a paper, titled “Can Improved Biomass Cookstoves Contribute to REDD+ Contracts in Low-Income Countries? Initial Results from a Randomized Trial in Ethiopia,” at the World Bank’s 2014 Land and Poverty Confer
»Anita Bright, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, co-facilitated a workshop, “The TESOL Professional Standards for P–12 Teachers,” and an all-day institute, “Preparing Your TESOL P-12 Teacher Education Program for NCATE/CAEP National Recognition,” at the
»Alexandria Cesar, Intensive English Language Program instructor, and graduate student Rima El Abdali presented “Exploring Reading Skills & Strategies for International Graduate Students” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 Inter
»Phoebe Daurio and Linnea Spitzer, Intensive English Language Program faculty, presented “Exploring ‘Real English’: Incorporating Conversation Volunteers Into an IEP” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Convention a
»Jill Emery, Library faculty, presented “Breaking Silos: Staffing for the Open Access Library” at the SPARC 2014 Open Access Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., March 4.
»Miguel Figliozzi, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, and graduate students Katie Bell, Alex Bigazzi and Adam Moore presented three papers at the 2014 Transportation, Planning, Land Use and Air Quality Conference, organized by the Transportation
»Wayne Gregory, Lisa McKinney and Monika Mulder, Intensive English Language Program faculty, presented “The Next Generation: Transitioning from Teaching-Faculty to Administrative-Faculty” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 Inter
»Yasmeen Hanoosh, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper, “Rewriting Iraq’s Iconic Places: Najaf in Murtada Gzar’s Al-Sayyid Asghar Akbar,” at the American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting at New York University in New
»Susan Kirtley, English faculty, presented a paper, titled “Focalization, Fabula, and Syuzhet in Lynn Johnston’s ‘For Better or For Worse’,” at the 2014 International Conference on Narrative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.,
»Sheila Martin, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies faculty, presented “State of Child and Maternal Health: Trends from Greater Portland Pulse” for the City Club of Portland Friday Forum, March 21.
»Meg Merrick, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies faculty, presented “Greater Portland Pulse: Challenges to Measuring Equity” at the Governing for Racial Equity Conference in Portland, March 25.
»Deborah Peterson, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, presented “‘But, Teacher, She Called Me a “@#%!” Aren’t You Going to Do Anything About It?’ Interrupting Racial Violence in Schools” at the 10th Annual Oregon Association of Latino Administrator
»Tracy J. Prince, Portland Center for Public Humanities, presented “A Hollow, a Creek, and a ‘War About Geese’: Historic Goose Hollow” for Oregon Encyclopedia’s History Night at McMenamins Mission Theater, March 3.
»Mellie Pullman, Business Administration faculty, presented a paper, titled “Managing Competing Logics of Sustainability in a Values-Based Agricultural Cooperative,” at the First International EurOMA (European Operations Management Association) Sustainable
»Alex Ruzicka and Richard Hugo, Geology faculty, presented a paper, titled “Microstructures in Olivine from Ordinary Chondrites: Evidence for Post-Shock Thermal Annealing and Syn-metamorphic Shock,” at the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Hou
»Laura Shier, Intensive English Language Program faculty, presented “Let’s Be Adult About This: Supporting Adult and Emerging Adult Learners,” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Convention and English Language Expo
»Jeremy Spoon, Anthropology faculty, co-presented “Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Indigeneity in Protected Area Interpretation: Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) Examples” and presented “Teaching Skills to Solve Real World Problems: Steps Towards a Pragmatic Anthr
»Jennifer Stenseth and Shannon Guinn-Collins, Intensive English Language Program faculty, and Susan Ginley, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, presented “Intensive Pronunciation Clinic: An Exploratory Collaboration with Speech Language Pathology” at the
»Tetyana Sydorenko, Applied Linguistics faculty, and Gwen Heller Tuason, Intensive English Language Program instructor, presented “ESL Learners’ Noticing of Pragmatically Appropriate Expressions and Strategies During Role-Plays with Native Speakers of Engl
»Steve Thorne, World Languages and Literatures faculty, with Alexandria Cesar and Shannon Guinn-Collins, Intensive English Language Program instructors, presented “503 Design Collective Site Visit” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
»Janet Walker, Social Work and Regional Research Institute faculty, co-presented an invited plenary, titled “Wraparound for a New Era,” at the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in Tampa, Fla., March 3.
»Gwen Heller Tuason and Hilary Wang, Intensive English Language Program instructors, presented “Breaking New Ground in Oral Communication for International Graduate Students” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Conv
»Keith Walters, Applied Linguistics faculty, organized a panel, “Language Access in Healthcare and Recent Changes in the Law: Possibilities for Applied Linguists,” and on the panel co-presented a paper, “Applied Linguistics in the Service of Improved Healt
»Regina Weaver, Applied Linguistics instructor, and student Joshua Reed presented a poster on “Discovering the Reciprocal Benefits of a Community ESL Teaching Practicum” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2014 International Conventio
»Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article, titled “Delineating and Reviewing the Role of Newcomer Capital in Organizational Socialization,” published in the journal Annual Review of Organizational Psychology a
»Brian Bolton, Business Administration faculty, authored an article, titled “Audit Committee Performance: Ownership vs. Independence — Did SOX Get it Wrong?” published in the journal Accounting and Finance, March 2014.
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, with students Gunnar Johnson and Tera Hickey, and with post-doc Il-Won Jung, co-authored a paper, titled “Spatial Analysis of Annual Runoff Ratios and their Variability in Contiguous U.S.,” published in Journal of Hydrolog
»Amy L. Donaldson, Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, authored an article, “A Closer Look at Certification Changes for Behavior Analysts,” published in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association newsmagazine The ASHA Leader, April 2014.
»Donald G. Frank, Library emeritus faculty, and Robert Schroeder, Library faculty, co-authored an article, titled “Meeting the Challenges of Professional Committee Meetings,” published in Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practic
»Julia Freybote, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article, titled “Dispositional Joint Ventures as REIT Financing Strategy,” published in the Journal of Property Research, 2014.
»Lauren Simon, Business Administration faculty, co-authored an article, titled “What I Experienced Yesterday is Who I Am Today: Relationship of Work Motivations and Behaviors to Within-Individual Variation in the Five-Factor Model of Personality,” publishe
»Kristi Yuthas, Business Administration faculty, co-authored a book, titled Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors, published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., March 2014.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
»The students in the Graduate Oral Communications class presented their poster session to interested members of the IELP and PSU community on March 18. These GOC students observed graduate classes in their major and interviewed graduate students to learn
»Alumni in the News: Kelvin Hall wants to bring 'an independent voice' to county politics: Multnomah County District 2 election
»The Oregonian: Portland State, former Nike designer partner for footwear program targeting black designers
Thursday, April 10, 2014
»Portland State Human Resource Management Association Student Team Wins Regional Case Competition for 3rd Consecutive Year
Friday, April 11, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
»Javier Faulín Fajardo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, is visiting the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science this month. Fajardo specializes in operations research and logistics, and has been working with Miguel Figliozzi, Civil and Environme
»Scott Thompson, Business Administration adjunct faculty, has been re-elected to the Unitus Community Credit Union Board of Directors, on which he serves as chairman of the finance committee. Unitus is one of the largest and oldest credit unions in Oregon
»Scott Burns, Geology faculty, presented two keynote talks — “Urban Landslides: A Challenge for the Forensic Engineering Geologists and Geotechnical Engineers” and “An Update on the Oso Landslide in Washington” — at the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton con
»Miguel Figliozzi, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, and graduate student Chawalit Tipagornwong presented a paper, “The Impact of Economic, Logistical, and Transportation Factors on the Cost-Competitiveness of Low-Capacity Green Freight Delivery
»G.L.A. Harris and Theresa Julnes Keleka Kaimanu, Public Administration faculty, presented papers on a panel about Yesterday’s Worries, Today’s Realities: Challenges Facing Higher Education at the American Society for the Public Administration 2014 Annual
»Jon Holt, World Languages and Literatures faculty, served on a panel called “Putting the J in JRPG Japanese Culture and Videogames” at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference in Philadelphia, March 28.
»Audrey Lingley, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, presented a paper titled “Seeing Crucibles: The Educational Relevance of Spiritual Development Through Critical Historiography” at fourth Global Conference on Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Int
»Will Parnell, Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education faculty, presented a paper, “Circles and Bicycles: Thinking and Rethinking about the Action Research Process,” and chaired a session on Disrupting by Imagining: Rethinking Early Childhood
»Mellie Pullman, Business Administration faculty, was a panelist at Pyramid Breweries’ “30 Years of Beer” event in Seattle, Feb. 26.
»Anousha Sedighi, World Languages and Literatures faculty, presented a paper, titled “How Much Do We Know About Persian as a Heritage Language?,” at the second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages at the National Heritage Languages Reso
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, presented an invited talk on “Improving Applicant Reactions through Justice-Based Explanations” at the Université Paris Descartes in France, in March.
»Deborah Peterson, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, authored “A Missing Piece in the Sustainability Movement: The Human Spirit,” published in the peer-reviewed journal Sustainability: The Journal of Record, April 2014.
»Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, received a grant from the Government of Quebec for the project “Growing Governance: Comparing Participatory Policymaking and Planning for Urban Agriculture in Montreal, Quebec and Portland, Oregon.”
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
»The Oregonian: Portland biotech firm wins $3 million federal grant to make low-cost cure for malaria
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
»The Oregonian: Portland State, U of Oregon among nation's '10 schools leading the way' on eco-smarts, sustainability
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
»Rudy Barton, Architecture faculty, has received a prestigious Fulbright Visiting Professorship to the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland for the 2014-15 academic year — the first PSU professor to receive a Fulbright Scholar Award to travel to the United Ki
»Karen Gibson, Urban Studies faculty, and Leanne Serbulo, University Studies instructor, won the 2014 Joel Palmer Award for best article published in the spring 2013 issue of the journal Oregon Historical Quarterly for the previous year, for their article,
»Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Indigenous Nations Studies instructor, was named 2014 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Indian Education Association at its annual conference in Warm Springs, Ore., April 11.
»Jennifer Dill, Urban Studies and Planning and OTREC faculty, gave a keynote talk, titled “Designing Neighborhoods for Healthy, Active Families: What the Research is Telling Us,” at the Utah American Planning Association spring 2014 conference in Springdal
»Sherril Gelmon, Public Administration faculty, and alumna Paige Hatcher presented “Improvement for Physicians-in-Training: A Longitudinal Curriculum” as both oral and poster presentations at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in P
»Jeff Gerwing, Environmental Science and Management faculty, presented a paper titled, “Innovation and Evolution Over 10 Years of Collaborative Ecosystem Restoration Efforts on the Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon” at the 85th Annual Meeting of the North
»John Hall, Economics and International Studies faculty, participated in the 56th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association, serving as president of the Association for Institutional Thought, and co-presenting the coauthored paper “The Em
»Jason R. Jurjevich, Population Research Center and Urban Studies and Planning faculty, presented “Who’s Not Counted? Same-Sex Demographics and the U.S. Census” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., April 8-12.
»Sybil Kelley and Dilafruz Williams, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, co-presented a paper, “Integrating STEM in Learning Gardens at Low-Income Urban Schools: K-8 Teachers’ Perspectives and Self-Efficacy,” at the American Educational Research Ass
»Kevin Kecskes, Public Administration faculty, presented “When Crossing the Street is an Issue: Building Communities and Leaders by Keeping off the Pavement” at the Western Region Campus Compact Consortium’s 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference, Ho
»Laurie Powers and Lee Ann Phillips, Regional Research Institute faculty, with M. Kane presented “Youth Taking Charge of Their Lives” at the Research to Action: Social Determinants of Health Symposium at Portland State University, Feb. 28.
»Nicole Rigelman, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, presented a paper, “Using Student Thinking to Connect Operations and Algebraic Thinking,” and co-presented “Building Mathematics Learning Communities with NCTM Reflection Guides” at the 2014 National Co
»Christine M. Rose, English faculty, presented “Le Ménagier de Paris in the Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg: MS 95 Rediscovered” at the Society for Textual Scholarship’s International Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Washington in Sea
»Dirgham H. Sbait, World Languages and Literatures faculty, upon the invitation of the Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Oklahoma at Norman presented a public lecture in English titled, "Palestinian Folk Poetry As Extemporized-Sung Rhymes: Genre
»Donald Truxillo, Psychology faculty, presented an invited talk, “Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Older Workers through Intervention Research,” for the European Network of Organizational Psychologists in Paris, France.
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, and former student Wes Hoyer authored a paper, titled “Development of Future Land Cover Change Scenarios in the Metropolitan Fringe, Oregon, U.S., with Stakeholder Involvement,” published in the journal Land, March 2014.
»Damian Erskine, Music instructor, authored his second book, The Improvisor's Path: Exploring the Bassist's Path to Mastery, Createspace, March 2014. An upcoming review of the book in Bass Player Magazine calls it a “future classic.”
»L. Kris Gowen, Criminology faculty, co-authored “The Meaning of Respect in Romantic Relationships Among Low-Income African-American Adolescents,” published in the Journal of Adolescent Research, April 2014.
»The Oregonian: Nearly 3 in 4 Portlanders stopped by Portland police last year say they were treated fairly, PSU study finds
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
»The Oregonian: Manhattan seawall overtopping 20-times more likely Portland State University professor finds
Friday, April 25, 2014
»The Oregonian: Concrete canoes and steel bridges: Portland State hosts collegiate student design competition (STEM)
Monday, April 28, 2014
»Jacqueline Arante, English faculty, was elected to the American Association of University Professors National Council.
»David L. Krug, Special Education emeritus faculty, received the Retirement Association of Portland State’s Outstanding Retired Faculty Award at the President’s Annual Gathering for Retired Faculty and Staff at University Place, April 17. Krug, who retired
»Dennis Stovall, English emeritus faculty, has received a Fulbright Specialist assignment at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, where, beginning April 24, he will work with faculty and administration on the developing curriculum in a program mo
»Dilafruz Williams, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, was elected program chair for the Environmental Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, an international organization with 25,000 members concerned wi
»Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, gave a presentation, titled “Ecosystem Services and Scale: A Geographical Approach,” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., April 10.
»Dave Ervin, Institute for Sustainable Solutions faculty, delivered the 25th Annual David W. Staniforth Memorial Lecture, “Herbicide Resistance: Will Voluntary Measures Work or Is Regulation Inevitable?” at Iowa State University, April 15.
»Mel Gurtov, Political Science emeritus faculty, organized and presented on China’s perspective at the World Affairs Council of Oregon conference, “Pacific Conflicts: China, Japan and the U.S.,” in Portland, April 15; and spoke on his latest book, Will Thi
»Samuel D. Henry, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, was an invited presenter at the “Reconciliation after the Khmer Rouge Regime and The Role of Civil Society Movements on Reconciliation” panel discussion in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia, March 29.
»Tom Larsen, Library faculty, participated in a panel, “RDA One Year In,” at the Oregon Library Association Annual Conference in Salem, April 18.
»Susan Lindsay and Julie Haun, Applied Linguistics faculty, and Lori Barkley and Mary Smith, Intensive English Language faculty, presented a discussion session, “Shared Faculty Governance and IEP Administration,” at the 2014 Teachers of English to Speakers
»Audrey Lingley, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, presented a paper, “Spiritual Development in Developmentally Responsive Practice,” at the 2014 American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, April 3-7.
»Jesse Locker, Art and Design faculty, presented “Powerful and Intrepid Women: Artemisia Gentileschi in Venice,” new findings from his upcoming book on 17th-century Italy’s most celebrated woman artist, at University of Washington in Seattle, May 5.
»Richard Lycan, Geography emeritus faculty, presented “Forecasting Senior Populations” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., April 8-12.
»Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, presented “Sustainability, Sacrifice, and Scale: Residential Gardens in Portland, Oregon” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., April 11.
»Billie Sandberg, Public Administration faculty, presented the paper “Information and the Everyday Maker” with her co-author, Thomas Catlaw, at the 2014 Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 19.
»Sue Taylor, Art History faculty, participated in the panel discussion “‘Avant-Garde and Kitsch’ Today,” exploring the legacy of American art critic Clement Greenber, at Blackfish Gallery in Portland, April 19.
»Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Library faculty, co-presented “Library Services and the International Student” with Uta Hussong-Christian and Laurie Bridges at the Oregon Library Association Annual Conference in Salem, April 18.
»Craig Epplin, World Languages and Literatures faculty, authored “Sound and Space in La hora de los hornos/The Hour of the Furnaces,” published in the journal Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, March 2014.
»Miguel Figliozzi and Christopher Monsere, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, and former graduate student Nicole Wheeler co-authored a paper, “A Methodology to Estimate Bicyclists’ Acceleration and Speed Distributions at Signalized Intersections,
»Eric Mankowski, Psychology faculty, and graduate student Ashley Boal had her dissertation research, “The Impact of Legislative Standards on Batterer Intervention Program Practices and Characteristics,” published the American Journal of Community Psycholog
»Will Parnell, Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education faculty, co-authored the article “Circles and Bicycles: Thinking and Rethinking about the Action Research Process,” published in the American Educational Research Association conference pr
»Nicole Rigelman, Curriculum and Instruction faculty, co-authored “Student Mathematicians Developed through Formative Assessment Cycles,” published in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education: Using Rese
»Emily Saxton, Science Education Center faculty; Sybil Kelley, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty; Nicole Rigelman, Curriculum and Instruction faculty; Ellen Skinner, Psychology faculty; and others co-authored “A Common Measurement System for K-12 S
»Robert Strongin, Chemistry faculty, co-authored an article, “A Dual Emission Fluorescent Probe Enables Simultaneous Detection of Glutathione and Cysteine/Homocysteine,” published in the journal Chemical Science, 2014, as well as submitted an accompanying
»Gerry Sussman, Urban Studies and International Studies faculty, authored an opinion piece, titled “Respecting National Sovereignty,” published in The New York Times, April 15.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014