Sabbatical leaves for 2012-13 announced

2012-13 Sabbaticals


Nineteen University faculty members will take part in sabbatical leaves for research and study for the 2012-13 school year. Their names and topic of study or research are:

Jeannine M. Chan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
“Biochemical Studies of Cytochromes P450 and NosL” (Academic Year)

Scott C. Cooper, O.D.
Professor, College of Optometry
“Studies in 3D Imagery, Perception and Application” (Fall 2012)

Elaine B. Coughlin, M.A.T.
Assistant Professor, College of Education
“An Investigation into How Universities Can Better Prepare and Support Cooperative Teachers and Influence the Quality of Student Teaching”(Spring 2013)

Michelle M. Cowing, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
“Resource Stewardship” (Spring 2013)

John E. Frew, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor, College of Health Professions
“Developing supplemental materials and a second edition of his book, Contemporary Psychotherapies for a Diverse World” (Fall 2012)

Michelle R. Guyton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Health Professions
“Knowledge discovery: The theory and assessment of psychopathy ratings among forensic mental health professionals” (Academic Year)

Linda Hunt, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Health Professions
“Vivid Memories Enhanced by Exploring Ethnicity” (Fall 2012)

Ramona Ilea, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
“Project 1:  Sympathy.   Project 2: Civic Engagement in Philosophy” (Academic Year)

Erin E. Jobst, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Health Professions
“Evaluating the impact of the Physical Activity Leaders (PALS) mentoring program for decreasing obesity in children and adolescents” (Spring 2013)

Yasutak Maruki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
“Project 1: Educational Movement and Christianity in Nagano, Japan.  Project 2: Anthology of Noh plays based on English Literature” (Spring 2013)

Kristy McGinnis, M.S.Ed.
Assistant Professor, College of Education
“Examining Informal Supports for Parents of Children with Classic Autism:  Parents as Adult Learners Situated in Informal Learning Contexts” (Spring 2013)

Terry O’Day, M.F.A.
Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
“The B Street Children’s Garden: A Collaboration Across Learning Communities” (Academic Year at Half Time)

Sandra Pelham-Foster, MPHA
Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions
“Pursue completion of Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Degree by developing capstone dissertation” (Spring 2013)

Adam Rafalovich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
“The Social Construction of Natural Childbirth” (Academic Year)

Krishnan Ramaya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
“Preventative Clinical Practice Guideline” (Fall 2012)

Rebecca Reisch, D.P.T.
Associate Professor, College of Health Professions
“Factors influencing the choice of work setting for the first job of new physical therapy professionals”  (Fall 2012)

David Scholnick, Ph.D
Associate Professor
College of Arts & Sciences, “Development of an Introductory Text for the Study of Marine Biology”  (Academic Year)

Rich Van Buskirk, Ph.D
Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
“Remote Tracking of Foraging Activity in Breeding Pairs of American Kestrels (Falco sparverious)”  (Spring 2013)

Doyle Wesley Walls, M.A.
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
“Intertwined Subjects of Religion, Education, Art, and Democracy” (Fall 2012)


Posted by Wanda Laukkanen (wlaukkanen@pacificu.edu) on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Edited by Jenni Luckett (jluckett@pacificu.edu) on Mar 23, 2012 at 9:49 AM

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