September 05, 2012

University Communications

Professional Notes: September 2012

ALEX CUENCA, PH.D. (Education) was one of six co-authors on the article "The Influence of a Collaborative Doctoral Seminar on Emerging Teacher Educator-Researchers." This article was published in Action in Teacher Education: The Journal of the Association of Teacher Educators, Vol. 34, Issue 2, Pp. 172-190. He also was one of three co-authors who presented a paper titled, "Metaphors of Complexity: The Roles of University Supervisors" and co-author of a paper titled "In Search of Expertise Across the Continuum of Experience: A Collaborative Self Study" at the Ninth International Conference on the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices in East Sussex, U.K. Both papers were published in the Conference Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices.

MIKE VAUGHN, PH.D. (Social Work) is the recipient of the Senior Research Award offered by the Office of Research. Vaughn is one of only two SLU senior professors to receive this award this year. As an awardee, he was recognized at the Grant Winner Reception on Sept. 14. He will receive $500 in support of his research and a plaque during a brief ceremony that formally recognizes his research contributions.

DOUGLAS RUSH, PH.D. (Education) was invited as guest of the faculty of the University Of Baltimore School of Law to present his research concerning law school curricula reform and factors which affect bar examination passage.

MONICA MATTHIEU, PH.D. (Social Work) and her colleagues at the VA St. Louis Healthcare System, Mental Health Services had a manuscript accepted for publication in Military Medicine titled, "Group Therapy Among OEF/OIF Veterans: Treatment Barriers and Preferences." Matthieu also presented at two invited sessions of an evidence-based training for behavioral health providers focused on improving competencies for mental health assessment and treatment of veterans and military service members at the 7th Annual Show Me You Care About Suicide Prevention in Jefferson City, Mo.

JENNIFER BUEHLER, PH.D. (Education) has received a SLU President's Research Fund Award in support of her research exploring the challenges faced by dropout and disconnected youth returning to high school.

JULIE HANLON RUBIO, PH.D. (Theological Studies) published articles in the October issue of U.S. Catholic and the Sept. 24 issue of America magazine.

JAMES HITCHCOCK, PH.D. (History) published an article "Church and State in Early Modern Europe" in the volume Religion and the State (Lexington Books).

CASSANDRA HAMRICK, PH.D. (French) wrote an article titled "Artists, Poets and Urban Space in Nineteenth-Century Paris" that has appeared in German translation in Haussmann und die Folgen, von Boulevard zur Boulevardisierung, published by Edition lendemains, Tübingen: Narr Verlag, 2012, vol. 25, p. 29-52.

DAN NICKOLAI (Language Learning Center) has published an article, "The Placement Predicament: Foreign Language Proficiency Assessments" in the Thai TESOL Bulletin (2012) 22(1), 63-71. 

KARA MCBRIDE, PH.D. (Spanish) has published an article, "Vídeos mashup para enseñar pronunciación y cultura" in Hispania (2012), 95(2), 316-332.

YAOSKA TIJERINO, PH.D. (Spanish) was invited to read her poetry at The International Festival of Poetry in Granada, Nicaragua, last semester. This is one of the most important festivals of poetry around the globe. It gathers approximately 162 poets from five continents. This is the third time Tijerino has been invited to the Festival. At the same event, Tijerino also read a scholarly paper, "Carlos Martínez Rivas y el arte pictórico en 'Memoria para el Año Viento Inconstante,'" on her research about poet Carlos Martínez Rivas to whose memory the Festival was dedicated. Tijerino published an essay "El amoroso combate de la escritura" in Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos. No. 740. Feb. 2012; her dissertation was quoted by Pablo Centeno Gómez in Carlos Martínez Rivas: Como toca un ciego el sueño. Managua: Editorial Centro Nicaraguense de Escritores, 2012; and an article was published about Tijerino's book of poetry: "La imagen sonora en 30 veces Isha de Yaoska Tijerino," written by Madeline Mendieta, El hilo azul. Año II, No. 4. Verano 2011.

ANDREW BRIMHALL, PH.D. (Counseling and Family Therapy) mentored recent graduate Jenny Haines, Ph.D., who was a recipient of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's (AAMFT) 2012 Dissertation Award. This award is given to the most outstanding dissertation in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy and this is the third time in the last six years that AAMFT has recognized Brimhall and his students with this award. Brimhall and Haines interviewed couples who had experienced an infidelity but chose to remain married.

DOROTHY BECVAR, PH.D. (Education) authored three articles: "Facilitating Family Resilience in Clinical Practice," pages 51-64; "Family Resilience Relative to Mental Health Challenges," pages 425-440; and "Weaving Wisdom: The Evolving Role of Older Women," pages 26-27. These three articles were published in the Handbook of Family Resilience. She also presented her article, "Weaving Wisdom: The Evolving Role of Older Women," at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C.

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