Faculty and Staff accomplishments

daileyDr. Debbie Dailey, visiting assistant professor of teaching and learning in the College of Education, recently co-authored a chapter in a newly published book, A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education. The chapter, “A. Harry Passow: Curriculum, Advocacy, and Diplomacy for Talent Development,” focused on the life and contributions of Passow to gifted education. This book will be released at the upcoming National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) conference in Indianapolis, Indiana this month. The release of the book will be accompanied by a session and a book signing at the conference. In addition to the book release at the conference, Dr. Dailey will be present or co-present six sessions focused on STEM Education.

mary garnicaMary Garnica, assistant professor, was recognized by the Arkansas Nurses’ Association as the “Advanced Practice RN of the Year” at their recent awards ceremony. Dr. Garnica has been very instrumental in legislative and policy arenas to remove barriers to the practice of APRNs so quality healthcare will be more available to Arkansans.

steve tucker mug 08Steve Tucker, PhD, ATC, an assistant professor and the Interim Chair in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was an invited speaker at the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute Annual Symposium on September 14, 2013 in Bedford, New Hampshire. Dr. Tucker made two presentations entitled “The Closed Chain Approach to Shoulder Rehabilitation” and “Clinical Techniques to Quantify Scapular Upward Rotation.” The aim of the symposium is to educate physical therapists, athletic trainers and physician assistants on current evidence-based techniques that can be used in the clinical setting.

artl[1]Art Lichtenstein, Director of Torreyson Library, was recently elected to a second three year term on the Board of Directors of Amigos Library Services, one of the largest library networks in the United States. Amigos membership consists of over 750 libraries and cultural-heritage institutions located primarily in the southwestern United States. Services include consortium buying, cataloging, reference, resource sharing, preservation, digital imaging, consulting, and training. Lichtenstein currently serves as Vice Chair of the Amigos Board.

Mark SpitzerMark Spitzer, associate professor of creative writing, recently had a book proposal accepted by the University of Nebraska Press. Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West will be published in 2017 and will feature investigative fishing adventures for the following species: American eel, white sturgeon, eelpout, muskellunge, humpback chubs, pikeminnow (formerly squawfish), bowfin, Asian carp, paddlefish, and monster catfish (noodling).