2011-2012 Individual Accomplishments
Jennifer Camp, Dance, presented a collection of classical works at the Santa Cruz (Calif.) Fringe Festival, where she also taught a master class. She and members of the Pacific University Dance Ensemble also performed at the Portland-based Fertile Ground Festival.
Jessa Carpenter, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, was honored as the Pacific Affiliate of Colleges and Universities Residence Halls (PACURH) region’s Residence Life staff member for the month for August 2012.
Kevin Carr, Education, presented a paper, “Woodburn STEM MAT,” at the Oregon Association of Latino Educators annual conference, Woodburn, Ore., February 2012. He also:
· Presented a workshop, “Stellarium: Teaching Moon Phases In A Cloudy Climate,” at the Oregon Technology Education Network meeting in Salem, Ore., September 2011.
· Co-wrote “Challenges In Engineering Design As A Space For Language Development,” published in AccELLerate! The Quarterly Review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, 2011.
David Cassady, Media Arts, with Linda Irons, Library, presented a research project, “Technology And The Contextual Vacuum: How Access To Information Does Not Guarantee Knowledge,” at the International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society in Los Angeles in January.
Pauline Cawley, Pharmacy, presented “Update On Methadone Use Patterns In The State Of Oregon” to the Professional Society of Pharmacists, November 2011. She also:
· Co-wrote “Innovations In Teaching: Learning Bridge Tool To Improve Student Learning, Preceptor Training, And Faculty Teamwork,” published in the American Journal of Pharmacy Education, Volume 75, Issue 3, 2011.
· Is a consultant to LeapHealthcare.
· Is a Health Information Pharmacists for Health Information& Education Service—Pacific University School of Pharmacy.
· Sits on the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
· Provides training at Tuality Hospital and provides Community Health Education at the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market.
Jeannine Chan, Chemistry, presented “Estimation Of Nicotine-Diet Interactions Due To Time Dependent Inhibition Of CYP2A6 By trans-CinnamicAldehyde” with an undergraduate at the Gordon Research Conference for Drug Metabolism in Holderness, N.H., and at the American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.
Will Chen, University Information Services, submitted three programming applications to CommonKnowledge: “BrightIdeas,” “SummerCocktails” and “Dell Express Service Code Calculator.”
Michael Charles, Education, was co-principal investigator for the “Algebraic Thinking Project: Utilizing Research And New Technologies To Overcome The Algebra Barrier,” funded by a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education. He also:
· Presented his research paper, “Geospatial Semester—Developing Student 21st Century Thinking Skills With GIS,” with Bob Kolvoord of James Madison University at the annual meeting of the International Society for Technology in Education, San Diego, Calif., June 2012.
· Co-wrote “The Impact Of Geospatial Technologies In A Dual-Enrollment Environment,” published in the Proceeding of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE), March 2012.
· Presented a session, “Overcoming The Algebra Barrier With Mobile Devices,” with Steve Rhine of Willamette University and Linda Samek of George Fox University at the spring conference for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education in Austin, Texas.
· Authored “Test Taking Or Project Building? Internet 2.0—K-12 Education After The Bubble Burst,” a chapter in the book Internet 2.0, After the Bubble Burst, 2000-2010, published by the Berglund Center for Internet Studies.
Victoria Chinn, Mail Services, attended the 2012 Greater Portland Postal Customer Council (GPPCC) conference in Vancouver, Wash.
Nancy Christoph, World Languages, presented a paper, “Literature And Latina Immigrants: La Voz Poética Of Mexican Immigrant Women,” at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in July 2012.
Michael Christopher, Professional Psychology, received a Pacific University Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Development Award. He also:
· Received a $179,601 grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for “Transcultural Mindfulness Assessment: A Mixed Methods Analysis.”
· Co-wrote a paper, “Operationalization And Assessment Of Mindfulness: The Perspective Of Buddhist Clergy And Laypersons,” presented at the annual International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Portland, Ore., May 2012.
· Co-wrote a paper, “Mindfulness In Participatory Medicine: Context, Research, And Clinical Evidence For The Relevance Of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) On The Ground,” presented at the annual scientific conference of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Worcester, Mass., March 2012.
· Co-wrote a poster, “A Mindfulness-Based Intervention For The Treatment Of Binge Eating: A Single Case Design,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., August 2011.
· Co-wrote “Exploring The Psychometric Qualities Of The Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire,” published in Mindfulness, 2012.
· Co-wrote “A Test Of The Multidimensionality Of The Self-Construal Scale In Thailand And The United States,” published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2012.
· Co-wrote “Development And Validation Of The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills Questionnaire (CBTSQ),” published in Behavior Modification, 2011.
· Serves as a reviewer for South Africa’s National Research Foundation.
· Serves as an advisor to Central City Concern, BEST Program.
· Sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Clinical Case Studies and Clinical Psychology Review.
Roxana Ciochina, Chemistry, received a $10,000 grant from the Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College.
Karl Citek, Optometry, received a Target Zero Award: Achievements in Traffic Safety from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) in March.
Kathy Cooper, and fellow members of the Student Health Center staff, Keely Josi, Kerry Pioske, Sarah Sharp and Nancy Tuttle, received the Pacific University Dedication to Students Award, 2012.
Scott Cooper, with Jim Sheedy and Shun-nan Yang, Optometry, published a study, “Stereoscopic Viewing And Reported Perceived Immersion And Symptoms” in the July issue of the journal Optometry & Vision Science.
Amy Coplen, Dental Health Science, presented “Expanded Practice Dental Hygienists Outcomes Assessment Survey,” at the annual meeting of Expanded Practice Dental Hygienists in Eugene, Ore., May 2012. She also:
· Presented “Review Of Radiology Techniques And Pathology,” at the Washington County Dental Hygienists Association local component meeting, November 2011.
· Co-presented with Laura Dimmler, Amy Coplen, et al., “Denys-Drash Syndrome And The Patient Advocacy,” at the Interprofessional Case Conference at Pacific University, November 2011.
David Cordes, Chemistry, received the Pacific University Junior Faculty Award, 2012. He also:
· Presented “100 Years Of Organic Chemistry” at the Open Studios at the North Coast Seed Building in Portland.
· Presented the poster “Selective Reductions Using Sodium Borohydride And Palladium” and the poster “Fluorescent Quantum Dots For Metal Ion Sensing In Aqueous Solution” at the 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting.
Elaine Coughlin, Education, co-wrote “Engaging Pre-Service Teachers In An Exploration Of The Politics Of Language,” published in Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 2011, and published as a roundtable paper at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans. She also was invited to present “Coaching The Brain: From Research To Classroom Practice,” at the Oregon Council Teachers of English fall conference.