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Faculty Highlights » 2012-2013


  • Marnie Arkenberg, PhD, (Department of Social Sciences) published “Using Dynamic Systems-Based Technology as a Model for Learning to Write May Lead to Expertise” (coauthored by Nelson) in Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings: Student Perception and Experience, 2013.

  • Moses Goldmon, EdD, (Divinity School) published “Learning and Developing Individual Exercise Skills (L.A.D.I.E.S.) for a Better Life: A Physical Activity Intervention for Black Women” (coauthored by Bruce, Gizlice, Heil, Karanja, and Whitt-Glover) in Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33, 1159-1171, 2012. He also published “Circles of Care: Development and Evaluation of a Peer Support Model for African-Americans with Advanced Cancer” (coauthored by Armstrong, Corbie-Smith, Elliott-Bynum, Green, Hanson, Hayes, Lucas and Peacock) in Health Education & Behavior, 39(5), 2012.

  • Farrukh Hakeem, PhD, (Department of Social Sciences) published Policing Muslim Communities: Comparative International Context (Springer Publishing), coauthored by Haberfeld and Verma. 

  • Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, PhD, (Divinity School) published “Globalization: Theology and Narrative” in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology (Oxford University Press) edited by Mary McClintok Fulkerson and Shelia Briggs. She also published “Precious Memories: Rule of Law in Deuteronomy as Catalyst for Domestic Violence” in Exodus and Deuteronomy; Texts@Contexts (Fortress Press) edited by Athalya Brenner and Gale Yee. 

  • William Thurston, PhD, (Divinity School) published P.R.O.V.E.R.B.S. D.I.E.T. Wellness Plan (Proverbs Lifestyle Partners), coauthored by Boston.
    Khodr Zaarour, MA, (Department of Social Sciences) published “Afghanistan: to 2015 and Beyond” in CHOICE, March 2013. 


  • Teri Burnette, MFA, (Department of Mass Communication) presented “Honey Boy” at the Hayti Heritage Film Festival in Durham, NC on February 10, 2012 and at the 11th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival in Wilmington, NC on March 22-25, 2012.

  • Marnie Arkenberg, PhD, (Department of Social Sciences) presented “Ghosts and Values: How Ethical Decision Making Haunts Our Curriculum” at the 9th Annual Elon University Teaching and Learning Conference in Elon, NC in August 2012. She also presented “How to Teach Dogs, Kids, and College Students New “Tricks” at the William Peace University Lunch and Learn Series in Raleigh, NC in November 2012. 

  • Harriette Bailey, EdD, Bobbie Little, EdD, Linda Reynolds, MA and Lucy Wilson, MA, presented “Using Pedagogical Concepts to Transform Student Learning” at the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Forum in September 2012.

  • Tashni-Ann Dubroy, PhD, (Chair, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics) presented “From the Benchtop to the Boardroom: STEMulating Economic Growth through Small Business Innovation” at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers Conference in Washington, D.C. in September 2012.

  • Bruce T. Grady, EdD , (Dean, Divinity School) presented “Transforming the Post Civil War Attitudes toward Higher Education:  African- Americans in the Tar Heel State” at the National Gathering of the History of Education Society in Seattle, WA in November 2012.  

  • David Izzo, PhD, (Department of Humanities) presented “Setting a Foundation for College Composition: The Cardozo High School Writing-Reading-Literature Program” at the fifth annual North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in February 2013.

  • Wilberforce Mundia, PhD, (Department of Religion and Philosophy) presented “Evil and Some Paradigms of Paradox” at the Sino-American International Research Forum at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC in April 2013.

  • Harold Ramcharan, PhD, and Bharat Rawal, PhD, (Department of Computer Science and Information Systems) presented “A Split Protocol Technique for Web Server Migration” (coauthors Liang, Karne and Wijesinha) at the International Workshop on Core Network Architecture and Protocols for Internet in Las Vegas, NV in October 2012. They also presented “Multi-Client/Multi-Server Split Architecture” (coauthor Berman) at the 11th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games in Venice, Italy in November 2012.

  • Carmen Walker, PhD,  (Department of Social Sciences) presented “Academic Mentoring Model” at the North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities fall 2012 Independent College Access Network Meeting at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC in October 2012.

  • Paul Wilson, PhD, (Department of Religion and Philosophy) presented “How Boring Can Heaven Be?” at the North Carolina Religious Studies Association Annual Meeting in Wilmington, NC in November 2012.


  • Désiré Baloubi, PhD, (Chair, Department of Humanities) was appointed to the scientific committee/editorial board of the Elizabeth City State University’s International Multidisciplinary Journal.

  • Kenneth Hinton, MA, (Department of Visual and Performing Arts) directed the stage play “Homegirls” at the Murphey School in Raleigh, NC on March 28 and March 31, 2013.

  • Mma Kalu, PhD, (Chair, Department of Business and Public Administration) was selected as a reviewer for the Administration and Society Journal. The journal is ranked 9th out of 45 journals in the field.

  • Cheryl Kirk-Dugan, PhD, (Divinity School) attended the White House Briefing on Gun Violence in January, 2013 in Washington D.C. for a national convening and briefing on the faith response to gun violence. Organized by the People Organizing to Change Communities (PICO) - Lifelines to Healing Campaign Clergy, the gathering included representatives from President Obama and Vice President Biden’s offices and other interfaith, interracial clergy and religious leaders.

  • Paula Moten-Tolson, EdD, (Chair, Department of Education) was selected as a member of the National Advisory Committee for Birth-Kindergarten Praxis II. She was nominated by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

  • Jeffrey Richards, PhD, (Divinity School) was appointed to the Board of the International Theological Education Ministries, a religious, charitable, educational and non-profit corporation serving in the countries of the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe. He was also appointed to the Board of the Training Pastors International, an organization involved in working with pastors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  • Seven faculty and staff members were selected to participate in the New York University Faculty Resource Network (NYUFRN) summer 2013 Seminars. They participated in the following seminars:
    • Renata Dusenbury, PhD, (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences)  - Play, Games, and Education in the Digital Age
    • Rochelle King, (Dean, Enrollment Management, Director of Financial Aid)  - Contemporary Black Women Writers
    • James Kirkley, PhD, (Chair, Department of Religion and Philosophy) Understanding the New Europe: Immigration
    • Vonda Reed, PhD, (Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics) -  Evidence-Based Biology Teaching
    • Jeffrey Smith, PhD, (Vice President, Student Affairs and Administration) - Reframing Gender: Men, Women, and the State
    • Marilyn Sutton-Haywood, PhD, (Vice President, Academic Affairs) - Leadership in Fundraising
    • Carmen Walker, PhD, (Department of Social Sciences - Understanding the New Europe: Immigration

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