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FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

Presentations 2009-2010

  • Helen Asemota, PhD, (Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics) presented "Nano-impacts of Food Glycemic Indices in Type 2 Diabetes: Analyzing the Interplay of Fiber and Incretins in Glucose Release and Absorption in the Small Intestines" (coauthored by Bahado-Singh, Wheatley, Boyne, Ahmad, and Morrison) at the 17th Annual International Conference on Composite/Nano-Engineering in Hawaii on July 26 – August 1, 2009.

  • Kandace Harris, PhD, (Chair, Department of Mass Communications) presented "Beyond Brick and Mortar: Student-Professor Community Building through the Use of Social Networking Sites" at the 16th National HBCU Faculty Development Symposium - Enhancing the Global Competence of HBCU Faculty and Students: Teaching, Research and Service in Atlanta, GA, on October 23, 2009. In February 2010, she presented "I, Too, Have a Life: Professor Identity Management and Notions of the Online ‘Self’ on Social Networking Sites" at the Southern Humanities Council Annual Conference; Work and Play, in Asheville, NC. In April, she presented "Gone to Soon: The Use of Social Networking Sites as a ‘Breaking NewsSource during the Reporting of Michael Jackson’s Death" at the 31st Intercultural Communication Conference; The Rhetorical Impact of Transformational Global Icons: from Obama to Michael Jackson, Communication and Construction of Popular Culture at Texas Southern University, Tavis Smiley School of Communication in Houston, TX. 

  • Abdennaceur Karoui, PhD, (Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics) presented "Use of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) for Glassless Encapsulation of Silicon Solar Cells" (coauthored by Zhang and Shatout) at the Conference on Solar Fuels and Energy Storage: The Unmet Needs in Chapel Hill, NC, January 14-15, 2010. In April, he presented "Investigation of Optical Properties of Micro and Nano Bubbled PDMS Films for Potential Use in Classical and Novel Solar Cells" and "Defect Analysis of Solar Cells Scribed with CO2 and YAG Lasers" (coauthored by Zhang and Shatout) at the Materials Research Society Conference in San Francisco, CA.

  • Judy Pounds, EdD, (Department of Education) presented "New Beginnings for the 21st Century" at the Brentwood Childcare Center in Raleigh, NC on May 29, 2009. 

  • Allyson Sesay, PhD, (Department of Education) presented "Preparing Quality Teachers in Other Nations: What Can North Carolina Learn" at the 27th Annual North Carolina Teacher Education Forum in Raleigh, NC, in September of 2009.

  • Paul Wilson, PhD, (Department of Religion and Philosophy) presented "Executing the Right to Die" at the North Carolina Philosophical Society Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC on February 27, 2010. In March, he presented "Universalism and Moral Psychology" at the Eastern Regional Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers in Winston Salem, NC.

Presentations 2010-2011

  • Helen Asemota, PhD, (Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics) presented "Evaluation of the Micromeritic Properties of Acetylated Yam Starches" at the 2010 Annual Health Professionals Conference at the University of Technology: College of Health Sciences in Jamaica, July 10-11, 2010.

  • Teri Burnette, MFA, (Department of Mass Communications) presented the documentary "New Faces in Film" at the 10th Annual African-American Cultural Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, NC on January 29, 2011.

  • Kandace Harris, PhD, (Chair, Department of Mass Communications) presented "Social Media U: Best Practices in a Networked Academy" and "A Professor's Dilemma: Junior Faculty and the Blurring of Professional and Personal Online Identities" at the 17th National HBCU Faculty Development Symposium; Closing the Generational Divide: Strategies that Work for Teaching and Assessing Millennial Students at HBCUs in New Orleans, LA, October 21-23, 2010. In November, she presented "Civic Engagement in the Digital Age: Bridging the Gap between Social Network Sites, Political Campaigns and Public Relations Innovations across the Diaspora" at the Building Bridges National Communication Association's 96th Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA.

  • Abdennaceur Karoui, PhD, (Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics) presented "Control of Micro-bubbles in PDMS Layers for Glassless Solar Cell Encapsulation" (coauthored by Zhang and Shatout) at the Nano Science and Technology Institute Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 21-25, 2010.

  • Wilberforce Mundia, ThD, (Department of Religion and Philosophy) presented "Modes of Charismatic Testimony: Exploring Some Negative Effects of Western Christianity on Post-Colonial Kenya" at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, October 30 – November 1, 2010. 

  • Michael Seda, PhD, (Department of Business and Public Administration) presented "Integrating Games and Simulations into Forensic Accounting Education" and "Comparison of Instructional Models Used to Teach Forensic Accounting Classes in the United States and Other Foreign Countries" at the American Accounting Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, July 31 – August 4, 2010.

  • Melvin Wallace, MA, (Department of Education) presented "Collecting Meaningful Data; Collecting Data for the Emotionally Disabled Student" and "Meeting the Demands of a Data Driven Work Environment" for behavior support teachers in the Wake County public school system in Raleigh, NC, August 2010.