Janet Alexander (Nursing) presented a paper, "Authentic
Assessment of Baccalaureate Student Outcomes Through the Nursing
Portfolio," at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
National Baccalaureate Education Conference in December.
Charles (Bo) Cole (Law) presented a paper, "Sovereign
Immunity and the Civil Liability of the Federal Government of
the United States," to the Federal Judiciary of Brazil in
Brasilia in November.
Dr. Hajo Drees (World Languages and Cultures) had his
book, Rainer Maria Rilke: Autobiography, Fiction and Therapy,
accepted for publication in the series, "Studies on Themes
and Motifs in Literature," by Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Michael Floyd (acting dean, Law) served on the American
Bar Association site evaluation team for Appalachian School of
Law's application for American Bar Association accreditation.
Dr. Eric Fournier (Geography) published an article, "The
Geography Benchmark: A View from the USA," in the Journal
of Geography in Higher Education.
Dr. Clara Gerhardt (Human Sciences and Design) presented
a paper, "The Development of Course Portfolio in Teaching
a Problem-Based Learning Course," co-authored by Dan Sandifer-Stech
(Human Sciences and Design), at the International Conference
on PBL in Linkopping, Sweden, in September.
Michael Hartline (Business) was appointed a member of
the editorial review board and book editor of the Journal of
Dr. John Mayfield (chair, History and Political Science)
published an article, "George Washington Harris: The Fool
from the Hills," in The Human Tradition in Antebellum America.
Gretchen McDaniel (Nursing) was invited to help revise
the curriculum for the Basic Preparation of Parish Nurse course
of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, Meizhou, China.
She and Susan Rice (Nursing) also presented lectures to nurses
in Haikou, Hainan and Meizhou.
Dr. Valerie Prince (Pharmacy) was elected a member-at-large
of the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Pharmacy
Practice and Management,
Bill Service (Business) published a paper, "Building
Competitive Advantage Through Information Systems: The Organizational
Information Quotient," in the Journal of Information Sciences.