2011-2012 Individual Accomplishments

Darlene Pagan, English, published “After the Parade,” in Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction 37, 2011.

Steve Park, Occupational Therapy, published the chapter, “Setting Goals That Express The Possibilities: If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going, How Will We Know When We Get There?,” in Kids Can Be Kids: A Childhood Occupations Approach, 2012. He also:

· Co-published the chapter, “Opportunities For Best Practice In Various Settings,” in Occupational Therapy With Elders: Strategies For The COTA, 2012.

· Published the chapter, “Setting And Evaluating Person-Centered Goals: An Outcome Of Occupation Analysis,” in Occupation Analysis In Practice, 2011.

· Wrote a book review, “Leisure, Health and Wellness: Making the Connections” in the Journal of Occupational Science, Volume 19, Issue 1, 2012.

Richard Paxton, Education, presented the keynote address, “Global Education Through Film: Workshop for Teachers,” at the Middle East Studies Center, Portland State University, 2012. He also presented “The Past in Motion: Teaching History with Movies,” at the History Teachers’ Association of South Australia, Symposium on Teaching History with Film and at the Flinders University School for International Studies Research Seminar Series 2012. He also was a 2012 Visiting Scholar at Flinders University, South Australia.

Mark Pedemonte, Physician Assistant Studies, co-presented a poster, “Individual and Group Testing in an Integrated, System-Based Modified-Block Curriculum: Fostering a Collaborative Learning Environment,” at The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals 2011 Annual Conference, Scottsdale, Ariz., October 2011.

Susan Pedersen, Finance & Administration, received the Pacific University Boxer Spirit Award, 2012.

Sandra Pelham-Foster, Occupational Therapy, was named the 2011 Grace Black Award winner by the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon (OTAO) at its state conference in October 2011. She also co-presented with Gail Aamodt, Reza Karimi, and Mike Millard a poster, “Introducing a Longitudinal Multilayer Assessment Process to Evaluate an Interprofessional Course,” at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting, July 2012.

Leah Pelto, Graduate & Professional Admissions, is a member of the annual conference planning committee for the April 2013 National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals. She also:

· Co-presented with Lonnie Anderson, Graduate & Professional Admissions, two sessions at the NAGAP 2011 annual conference in Washington, D.C.

· Serves on the DHCAS Task Force, a nationwide committee developing a common application for dental hygiene.

Benjamin Percy, Writing, received a $25,000 grant through the NEA Literature Fellowships program.

Donna Kalmbach Phillips, Education, co-wrote “The Teacher-Student Writing Conference Entangled,” published in Cultural Studies & Critical Methodologies, 2012. She also:

· Co-wrote “Preservice Teachers Respond To And Tango Makes Three Deconstructing The Disciplinary Power And The Heteronormative In Teacher Education,” published in Gender and Education, 2011.

· Co-wrote “Bio/Disciplinary power and the construction of the ‘Good Latino/a Teacher,’ published in Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2011.

· Presented four sessions of “Teacher Action Research” at the East Asia Regional council of Overseas School, EARCOS Teachers’ Conference, March 2012.

· Co-presented “Feminist Relational Materialism And Diffractive Methodology: Re-Envisioning The Teacher-Student Writing Conference,” at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, 2011.

· Received a grant from Pearson/International Reading Association/Rotary Club Literacy Project Award for Ixil Bookmaking Project, Santa Avelina, Guatemala.

Kerry Pioske, and fellow members of the Student Health Center staff, Kathy Cooper, Keely Josi, Sarah Sharp and Nancy Tuttle, received the Pacific University Dedication to Students Award, 2012.

Vedevalli Pokala, Pharmacy, co-wrote “The Role Of Substituents Of Chlorostannoxanes On The Reactivity Of The Catalysts During The Synthesis Of Cyclic Carbonates Using Epoxides And Carbon Dioxide,” published in Greenhouse Gas; Science and Technology, 2012.

Kathlene Postma, English, was commissioned by Portland’s Literary Arts to conduct a Delve Seminar titled “Virginia Woolf and the Creative Process” for Portland community members. She also had several writings published, including:

· The poem, “On Reading His Obituary,” in Zyzzyva literary review.

· The poem, “He Was a Hell of a Cat” in Willow Springs literary review.

· The nonfiction piece, “What to Do About the Cat,” in the Los Angeles Review.

· The poem, “Girl Sings Solo on Sunday Morning,” in Zyzzyva literary review.

Connor Principe, Psychology, co-authored “Faces Differing in Attractiveness Elicit Corresponding Affective Responses” in Cognition and Emotion, Volume 25. He also:

· Presented “Attractiveness Predicts Aggressive Social Competition in Children and Adults,” a poster session at the Association for Psychological Science 23rd annual convention in Washington, D.C.

· Co-authored “Changes in Stress and Coping During Late Childhood and Preadolescence” in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.

· Presented “Reaction Time Predicts Physiological Positive Affect to Faces in 8-Year-Old Children,” a poster session at the Association for Psychological Science 23rd annual convention in Washington, D.C.

· Co-presented “The P2 ERP Component Distinguishes Among Attractive, Averaged, and Unattractive Faces,” a poster session at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society 18th annual meeting in San Francisco.

· Co-authored “Shifting the Prototype: Experience with Faces Influences Affective and Attractiveness Preferences,” in Social Cognition, Volume 30, Issue 1.

· Co-authored “Attractiveness Differences Between Twins Predicts Evaluations of Self and Co-twin” in Self and Identity.

· Co-authored “Feedback Seeking in Early Adolescence: Self-Enhancement or Self-Verification”

Jann Purdy, World Languages, with Erica Andree, presented “Evaluation, Selection and Implementation of Supplemental CALL Program for Second Language Learning” at the Oregon Technology in Education Network Conference.