Faculty Publications

  • Sophia Balakian

    Research Interests: Migration and borders; humanitarianism; securitization; bureaucracy; kinship and childcare; film and representation; East Africa, the Horn of Africa, North America

    Selected Publications

    2020  “Navigating Patchwork Governance: Somalis in Kenya, National Security, and Refugee Resettlement.” African Studies Review 63(1):43-64.

    2019  Balakian, Sophia and Virginia Dominguez. “The Promise and The Lost City of Z: Diasporas, Cinematic Imperialism, and Commercial Films.” Anthropologica 61(1):150-61.

    2016 “‘Money Is Your Government’: Refugees, Mobility, and Unstable Documents in Kenya’s Operation Usalama Watch.” African Studies Review 59(2):87-111. 

  • Laura Buckwald

    Research Interests: Democracy and well-being, well-being and public policy, resilience and well-being in the Middle East, nature and well-being

    Selected Publications

    Buckwald, L. (2019). Hearing Diverse Voices in Well-Being Research: A Call for Qualitative Methodologies. Journal of Mason Graduate Research, 6(2), 130-153.

  • Tracey Cairnie

    Research Interests: Organizational and Interpersonal Conflict, and Solution Focused Leadership

    Selected Publications

    Cairnie, T. (2010). A Positioning Theory Analysis of Language and Conflcit in Political Processes. In R. Harre'  and F. Moghaddam (Eds.), Words of Conflict, Words of War: How the Language We Use Sparks Fighting. (Praegar, 2010). Chapter 3.

    Harre', R., Moghaddam, F., Cairnie, T., Rothbart, D., Sabat, S. Recent Advances in Positioning Theory, Theory and Psychology. 2009. 19(1):5-31.

  • Vita Marie Chalk

    Selected Publications

    Kerstin M. Janisch*, Vita M. Vock*, Michael Fleming, Ayushma Shrestha, Cynthia M. Grimsley-Myers, Bareza A. Rasoul, Sarah A. Neale, Timothy D. Cupp, Jason M. Kinchen, Karel F. Liem, Jr, and Noelle D. Dwyer (2013) The vertebrate-specific Kinesin-6, Kif20B, is required for normal cytokinesis of polarized cortical stem cells and cerebral cortex size. Development, 140(23):4672-82

    Vita M. Vock, Olga N. Ponomareva, and Mendell Rimer (2008) Evidence for Muscle-Dependent Neuromuscular Synaptic Site Determination in Mammals. JNeurosci 28:3123-3130.


  • Cher Weixia Chen

    Research Interests: International Studies, Legal Studies, and Social Justice and Human Rights

    Selected Publications


    Chen, Cher Weixia. Compliance and Compromise: The Jurisprudence of Gender Pay Equity. Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011. Reviewed by Jennifer Woodward, in Law and Politics Book Review, available at http://www.lpbr.net/2013/07/compliance-and-compromise-jurisprudence.html

    Articles and Book Chapters

    Gring-Pemble, Lisa and Cher Weixia Chen. “Patriarchy Prevails:  A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of Equal Pay Discourses”. Women and Language 41, no. 2 (2018): 79-103.

    Chen, Cher Weixia. “Indigenous Rights in International Law.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. By Renée Marlin-Bennett. Oxford University Press, 2017.

    Gorski, Paul and Cher Weixia Chen. “Frayed All Over:” The Causes and Consequences of Activist Burnout Among Social Justice Education Activists."Educational Studies 51, no. 5 (2015): 385-405, DOI:10.1080/00131946.2015.1075989.

    Chen, Cher Weixia and Paul Gorski. “Burnout in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) Activists: Symptoms, Causes, and Implications." Journal of Human Rights Practice 7, no. 3 (2015): 366-390. DOI:10.1093/jhuman/huv011.

    Chen, Cher Weixia and Mike Gilmore. “Biocultural Rights: A New Paradigm to Protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples." International Indigenous Policy Journal 6, no. 3 (2015):1-19. Retrieved from: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/iipj/vol6/iss3/3.

    Chen, Cher Weixia. “遵守与妥协 :男女同工同酬的法理学 (The Jurisprudence of Gender Pay Equity)”(in Chinese/Mandarin, translated by Youyiwang & Huijie Zhang). In Social Law Review, edited by Yue Jiang, 256-264. China: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2014.

    Chen, Cher Weixia. “Global v. Local: The Issue of Lethal Injection in China." In Global Bioethics and Human Rights: Contemporary Issues, edited by Wanda Teays and Alison Dundes Renteln. Rowan & Littlefield, 1st edition, 2014; 2nd edition, 2020.

    Chen, Cher Weixia. “A Critique of ‘Lost of Face’ Arguments in Cultural Defense Cases: A Comparative Study." In Multicultural Jurisprudence: Comparative Perspectives on the Cultural Defense, edited by Marie-Claire Foblets and Alison Dundes Renteln, 247-260. Hart Publishing Co, 2009.

  • Catyana Falsetti

    Research Interests: Urban planning, Sustainable Development, Environmental Justice, Social Justice, Climate Change, Social Equity, Resilience, Placemaking, Policy, Renewable Energy, Waste Management, Human Population, Women's Empowerment

    Selected Publications

    • 2020 - Review: Environmental Health and the U.S. Federal System, by Greenberg, Michael R., and Dona Schneider. Journal of Planning Education and Research. February 11, 2020
    • 2018 - Planning for a Sustainable Future. A spring 2018 collaborative report of Arizona State University’s Project Cities & the City of Apache Junction.
    • 2018 - Understanding Homelessness. A Collaborative Report of Arizona State University’s Project Cities & the City of Apache Junction.                
    • 2018 - Open-source Tools for Dense Facial Tissue Depth Mapping (FTDM) of Computed Tomography Models. Human Biology  
    • 2017 - Forensic Evidence Management: From Scene to Courtroom (Forensic Art Chapter), CRC Press. Boca Raton, Florida       
    • 2016 - Craniofacial Analysis of 3D Computed Tomography (CT) Models and a New Method for Dense Facial Tissue Depth Mapping: A Collaboration Between Forensic Science Researchers and Forensic Art Practitioners. Poster Presented at the Annual Meeting of Forensic Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.  Terrie Simmons-Ehrhardt; Catyana R. Skory Falsetti, MFS; Christopher J. Ehrhardt, PhD    
    • 2016 - Facing Death, A mystery novel                      
    • 2014 - A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Identification of a Missing Victim of a Motorcycle Accident British Association for Human Identification) 11th Scientific Conference, co-authors with Moraitis K, Eliopoulos C, Zorba E, Mitsea AG, Falsetti C, Spiliopoulou    
    • 2012 - National View of Forensic Art - Poster Presentation American Academy of Forensic Sciences, co-authored with Sandra Enslow   
    • 2011 - A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Identification of a Missing Victim of a Motorcycle Accident British Association for Human Identification) 11th Scientific Conference, co-authors with Moraitis K, Eliopoulos, Zorba E, Mitsea AG, Falsetti (nee Sawyer) C, Spiliopoulou                                                                                                                  
  • Elizabeth Freeman

    Research Interests: Wildlife conservation, behavioral endocrinology, behavioral ecology

    Selected Publications

    Freeman, Elizabeth W., Jordana M. Meyer, John Adendorff, Bruce Schulte, Rachel M.  Santymire. 2014. Scraping behavior of the black rhinoceros is related to age and fecal gonadal metabolite concentrations. Journal of Mammalogy 95:340-348.

    Freeman, Elizabeth W., Jordana M. Meyer, Jed Bird, John Adendorff, Bruce Schulte, Rachel M.  Santymire. 2014. Impacts of environmental pressures on the reproductive physiology of subpopulations of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis) in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Conservation Physiology. 1:doi:10.1093/conphys/cot034

    Freeman, Elizabeth W., Jordana M. Meyer, Sarah Putman, Bruce A. Schulte, Janine L. Brown. 2013. Ovarian cycle activity varies with respect to age and social status in free-ranging elephants in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Conservation Physiology 1:doi:10.1093/conphys/cot025.

    Ganswindt, Andre, Janine L. Brown, Elizabeth W. Freeman, Andrew J. Kouba, Linda M. Penfold, Rachel M. Santymire, Mandi M. Vick, Nadja Wielebnowski, Erin L. Willis, Matthew R. Milnes. 2012. International Society of Wildlife Endocrinologists (ISWE), the future of endocrine measures for reproductive science, animal welfare, and conservation biology. Biological Letters: doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.1181

    Goodwin, Thomas E., Laura J. Broederdorf, Blake A. Burkert, Innocent H. Hirwa, Daniel B. Mark, Zach J. Waldrip, Randall A. Kopper, Mark V. Sutherland, Elizabeth W. Freeman, Julie A. Hollister-Smith, and Bruce A. Schulte. 2012.  Chemical signals of elephant musth: Temporal aspects of microorganism-mediated modifications. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38:81-87.

    Santymire, Rachel M., Jordana M. Meyer, Elizabeth W. Freeman. 2012. Sleep behavior of the wild black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis). Sleep, 35:1569-1574.

    Freeman, Elizabeth W., Jordana M. Meyer, Sarah Putman, Bruce A. Schulte, Janine L. Brown. 2011.  Using a simplified field progestagen method to assess ovarian activity in female African elephants. Biological Conservation 44:2105-2111.

  • Samuel L. Frye

    Research Interests: Local Government, Nonprofit Organizations, Quality Improvement in Human Service Organizations, Neighborhood Change, and the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.

    Selected Publications

    Frye, Samuel L., and McCarron, Graziella. (in press). Leveraging High-impact, Collaborative Learning in an Undergraduate Nonprofit Studies Course Toward Bolstering Career Readiness. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.

  • Al Fuertes

    Research Interests: Facilitation and dialog, global education, psychosocial trauma healing, conflict resolution, theology of struggle, anti-human trafficking and displacement issues

    Selected Publications

    Fuertes, Al. 2016. "Karen Refugees Describe Peace within the Context of Displacement." Conflict Resolution Quarterly. Vol. 33, Issue 3, Spring, pp. 297-312.

    Fuertes, Al 2016. "Peacebuilders in Mindanao Describe Consciousness and Transformation Towards Effective Practice." Kinaadman, Xavier University.

    Fuertes, Al and Wayland, Mary. 2015. “Cultivating Mindfulness through Meditation in a Classroom Setting from Students' Perspective.” Vol. 7. http://journals.gmu.edu/ITLCP/article/view/632. DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.13021/G8NK58

    Fuertes, Al. 2014. Book Review of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and its Relevance in Philippine Context.” Kinaadman Academic Journal, Vol. 26. Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan.

    Fuertes, Al B. 2012. "Transformative Impact of Storytelling in the Philippines." Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Volume 29 Number 3 Spring.

    Fuertes, Al. 2010. "Peacebuilders in Southeast Asia Describe the Dynamic Interplay Between Consciousness and Transformation Towards Effective Practice." Alternative Perspectives in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Ed. Otto F. von Feigenblatt. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, Inc., pp. 1-12.

    Fuertes, Al. 2010. "Rethinking How We Channel Relief Assistance and Humanitarian Services to Refugees and Internally Displaced Communities in Southeast Asia." Development and Conflict in the 21st Century. Ed. Otto F. von Feigenblatt. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, Inc., pp. 4-26.

    Fuertes, Al B. 2010. "Birds Inside A Cage: Metaphor for Karen Refugees." Social Alternatives. First Quarter, Volume 29:1: 2010.

    Fuertes, Al. 2008. Community-based Warviews, Resiliency and Healing. VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K. (Book)

    Fuertes, Al. 2007. “Descriptions of War and Healing by Karen Refugees on the Thai-Burmese border.” Taiwan International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 201-218.

    Fuertes, Al. 2006. “Experiences and Views on War: Voices from War-affected Communities.” Social Justice: Anthropology, Human Rights and Peace (6)1, pp. 134-148.

    Fuertes, Al. 2004. “In Their Own Words: Contextualizing the Discourse of (War) Trauma and Healing.” Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 4, Summer, pp. 491-501.

  • Pamela Watkins Garner

    Research Interests: Social and emotional development of young children

    Selected Publications

    Davis, S. N., Jones, R. M., Mahatmya, D., & Garner, P. W. (2020). Encouraging or obstructing? assessing factors that impact faculty engagement in undergraduate research mentoring. In Frontiers in Education (Vol. 5, p. 114). Frontiers.

    Hagan, C.A., Halberstadt, A.G., Cooke, A.N., & Garner, P.W. (2020). Teachers’ beliefs about children’s anger and their skill in recognizing children’s anger. Frontiers: Emotion Science. Online. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00474

    Halberstadt, A. G., Cooke, A. N., Garner, P. W., Hughes, S.A., Oertwig, D., & Neupert, S.D.(2020). Racialized emotion recognition accuracy and anger bias of children’s faces. Emotion.

    Garner, P.W., & Toney, T. (2020). Financial strain, maternal attributions, emotionknowledge and children’s behavioral readiness for school. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 67.

    Davis, S., Jones, R. Mahatmya, D., & Garner, P.W. (in press). The role of perceived supportand local culture in undergraduate research mentoring by underrepresented minority faculty members: Findings from a multi-institutional research collaboration. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.

    Garner, P.W., Dunsmore, J.C., & Bassett, H.H. (2020). Direct and indirect pathways to early school adjustment: Roles of young children’s mental representations and pee victimization. Early Child Research Quarterly, 51, 100-109.

    Garner, P.W., & Parker, T., & Prigmore, S. (2019). Caregivers’ emotional competence and behavioral responsiveness as correlates of early childcare workers’ relationships with children in their care. Infant Mental Health Journal, 40(4), 496-512.

    Garner, P.W., & Gabitova, N. (forthcoming). Social emotional learning and STEM–related education and practice. In T. L. Spinrad & J. Liew (Eds.), Social and emotional learning section (D. Fisher (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Education (Online). Taylor & Francis: New York.

    Garner, P.W., & McCarron, G. (in press). Developing leadership in early childhood education and care through the integration of theory, policy engagement, and advocacy.Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.

    Garner, P.W, & Bolt, E., & Roth, A. (2019). Emotion-focused curricula models and expressions of and talk about emotions between teachers and young children. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 33(2), 180-193.

    Garner, P.W., & Waajid, B. (2019). Sociodemographic variations in the linkage between emotion regulation and peer victimization. Journal of School Violence, 18(1), 121-133.

    Garner, P. M., Mahatmya, D., Jones, R. M., & Davis, S. N. (2018). Undergraduate research mentoring relationships: A mechanism for developing social capital for underrepresented students. In P. Miller, M. Vandermaas-Peeler, & J. Moore (Eds.), Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research (pp. 77–103). Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.

    Morrison, J.A., Berner, N.J., Manske, J.M., Jones, R.M., Davis, S.N., Garner, P.W. (2018). Surveying faculty perspectives on undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity: a three-institution study. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2(1), 43-54.

    Garner, P. W., Bender, S. L., & Fedor, M. (2018). Mindfulness‐based SEL programming to increase preservice teachers’ mindfulness and emotional competence. Psychology in the Schools, 55(4), 377-390.

    Garner, P.W., & Parker, T. (2018). Young children’s picture-books as a forum for the socialization of emotion. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 16(3), 291-304.

    Garner, P.W., Gabitova, N., Gupta, A., & Wood, T. (2018). Innovations in science education: Infusing social emotional principles into early STEM learning. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 13(4), 889-903.

    Mahatmya, D., Morrison, J., Jones, R. Davis, S., Garner, P.W., et al., (2017). Pathways to undergraduate research experiences: A multi-institutional study. Innovative Higher Education, 42(5-6), 491-504.

    Garner, P.W. (2017). The role of teachers’ social emotional competence in their beliefs about peer victimization. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 33(4), 288-308.

    Garner, P. W., Parker, T., & Dortch, M. K. (2016). Concordance in peer victimization-related beliefs across parents and in-service and preservice early childhood teachers. Early Child Development and Care, 1-13.

    Davis, S. N., Jones, R. M., Berner, N., Ditty, J., Garner, P. W., Johnson, A., ... & Morrison, J. (2016, July). Individual and institutional predictors of faculty mentoring undergraduate researchers: Findings from a multi-institutional research collaboration. Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings (Vol. 8, p. 2).

    Garner, P. W., Carter McLean, M., Waajid, B., & Pittman, E. R. (2015). Mentoring and professional development in rural head start classrooms. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 23(4), 293-310.

    Davis, S. N., Mahatmya, D., Garner, P. W., & Jones, R. M. (2015). Mentoring undergraduate scholars: A pathway to interdisciplinary research? Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 23(5), 427-440.

    Garner, P. W., & Parker, T. S. (2016). Service-learning linking family child care providers, community partners, and preservice professionals. Early Child Development and Care, 1-10.

    Garner, P. W., & Mahatmya, D. (2015). Affective social competence and teacher–child relationship quality: Race/Ethnicity and family income level as moderators. Social Development, 24(3), 678-697.

    Garner, P. W., Mahatmya, D., Brown, E. L., & Vesely, C. K. (2014). Promoting desirable outcomes among culturally and ethnically diverse children in social emotional learning programs: A multilevel heuristic model. Educational Psychology Review, 26, 165-189.

    Garner, P.W., Mahatmya, D., Moses, L.K., & Bolt, E. (2014). Associations of preschool type and teacher-child relational quality with young children’s social and emotional competence. Early Education and Development, 25, 399-420.

    Garner, P.W., Waajid, B., & Moses, L.K. (2013). Prospective teachers’ awareness and expression of emotions: Associations with proposed strategies for behavioral management in the classroom. Psychology in the Schools, 50(5), 471-488.

    Waajid, B., Garner, P. W., & Owen, J. E. (2013). Infusing social emotional learning into the teacher education curriculum. International Journal of Emotional Education, 5(2), 31-48.

  • Michael Gilmore

    Research Interests: Ethnobiology, community-based conservation, biocultural diversity, sustainable development

    Selected Publications

    O'Bryhim, J. R., E. C. M. Parsons, M. P. Gilmore, and S. L. Lance.  2016.  Evaluating support for shark conservation among artisanal fishing communities in Costa Rica.  Marine Policy 71: 1-9.

    Chen, C., and M. P. Gilmore.  2015.  Biocultural rights: a new paradigm for protecting natural and cultural resources of indigenous communities.  The International Indigenous Policy Journal 6(3): 1-19.

    Young, J. C., and M. P. Gilmore.  2014.  Subaltern empowerment in the geoweb: tensions between publicity and privacy. Antipode 46(2): 574-591. 

    Gilmore, M. P., B. A. Endress, and C. M. Horn.  2013.  The socio-cultural importance of Mauritia flexuosa palm swamps (aguajales) and implications for multi-use management in two Maijuna communities of the Peruvian Amazon.  Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9: 1-23.

    Endress, B. A., C. M. Horn, and M. P. Gilmore.  2013.  Mauritia flexuosa palm swamps: composition, structure and implications for conservation and management.  Forest Ecology and Management 302: 346-353.

    Young, J. C., and M. P. Gilmore.  2013.  The spatial politics of affect and emotion in participatory GIS.  Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103(4): 808-823.

    Gilmore, M. P., and J. C. Young.  2012.  The use of participatory mapping in ethnobiological research, biocultural conservation, and community empowerment – a case study from the Peruvian Amazon.  Journal of Ethnobiology 32(1): 6-29.

    Horn, C., Gilmore, M. P., and B. A. Endress.  2012.  Ecological and socioeconomic factors influencing aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa) resource management in two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon.  Forest Ecology and Management 267: 93-103.

  • Brian Griffiths

    Research Interests: Environmental sustainability and conservation from social, cultural, economic, and ecological perspectives.

    Selected Publications

    Griffiths, B. M., Bowler, M., Gilmore, M. P., & Luther, D. (2020). Temporal patterns in visitation of mammals and birds at mineral licks in the Peruvian Amazon. Ecology and Evolution. 00:1-13.


    Gilmore, M. P., Griffiths, B. M., & Bowler, M. (2020). The socio-cultural significance of mineral licks to the Maijuna of the Peruvian Amazon: Implications for the sustainable management of hunting. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 16(1):1-10


    Griffiths, B. M., Gilmore, M. P., & Bowler, M. (2020). Predation of a Brazilian porcupine (Coendou prehensilis) by an ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) at a mineral lick in the Peruvian Amazon. Food Webs. 24: e00148.


    Bowler, M. T., Griffiths, B. M., Gilmore, M. P., Wingfield, A., & Recharte, M. (2018). Potentially infanticidal behavior in the Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis). Acta Ethologica. 1–5.

  • Susan Howard

    Research Interests: Design-thinking, One Health, global health, sustainability, conservation decision-making, application of social marketing, game-based learning and emerging digital and social technologies for behavior change

    Selected Publications

    Howard, S., Buttke, D.E., Lovejoy, T.E., Clark, K.A., Ashby, E.J., & Aguirre, A.A. (2020). The Loop Trail “Quest”: Use of a choice-based digital simulation, an interactive video, and a booklet to communicate and analyze decision-making of park visitors. Manuscript submitted for publication.

    Howard, S., Livermore, M. (2016) Applications of marketing practices and agent-based modeling to promote the principles of One Health in the C&O Canal National Historic Park. Prepared for the C&O Canal National Historic Park & Wildlife Biology and Public Health Divisions of the National Park Service.

    Howard, S. Mustafa, S. (2016) EcoTEX Academy: STEM in Nature. A prototype for place-based experiential learning. Prepared for the National Park Service Wildlife Biology Division, Office of Public Health and Conservation Stewardship Division.

    Howard, S., Singhal, V., Haider, N., Singh, J, Sharma, Sl, Chowdhury, A. (2013) Mind the gap: Uttar Pradesh Program Review. Prepared for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Howard, S. Knapp, C. Adnan, A. (2013) We are the Government: Strategic Communication for Citizen Participation in Local Governance in Bangladesh. Prepared on behalf of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Tetra Tech.

    Howard, S., (2011) Multi-Media & Training Catalogue. Alive & Thrive Ethiopia.   A compilation of media products produced by a creative team that HDI managed. Prepared for the Alive & Thrive Initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Howard, S., (2010) Application of marketing principles to accelerate stunting reduction in Ethiopia. Prepared for the Alive & Thrive Initiative of the Gates Foundation.

    Howard, S. (2009) Media Toolkit with Discussion Guide. A compilation of media products produced by a creative team that HDI managed. Prepared on behalf of the Ministry of Health in Guyana, the National AIDS Programme and USAID.

    Howard, S., (2010) National Plan for Integrated Maternal Neonatal Child Health, Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan. A strategy paper produced as a result of a high-level ministerial forum in Dubai, UAE.

    Bradley, P., Howard, S., (2008) Innovative Approaches to Mobilizing Communities for Vaccination. UNICEF/Save the Children.



  • Misty Krell

    Selected Publications

    Owen, J.E., Krell, M., & McCarron, G. (2019). An exploration of civic identity in first-generation college students: Charity to solidarity. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

  • Patricia Mathison

    Research Interests: Community engagement, leadership development, social justice, counseling, mental health and student development.

    Selected Publications

    Wagner, W. & Mathison, P.E. (2015). Connecting to communities: Powerful pedagogies for leading for social change. In J. Owen (Ed.) Innovative Learning for Leadership Development: New Directions for Student Leadership, 145. (pp. 85-96). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.



  • Donielle Nolan

    Research Interests: Greenhouse Management, Integrated Pest Management, Hydroponics, Urban Agriculture, Permaculture, Sustainable Agriculture, Composting, Microgreens

    Selected Publications

    Nolan, D. 2018. Master’s Thesis: Effects of Seed Density and Other Factors on the Yield of Microgreens Grown Hydroponically on Burlap. Virginia Tech. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/86642?show=full

    Nolan, D., et al. 2019. Evaluating the Yield of Helianthus annuus Microgreens When Treated with Sodium Hypochlorite and Other Factors. George Mason University. Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program. College of Science. https://journals.gmu.edu/index.php/jssr/article/view/2665 


  • Julie E. Owen

    Research Interests: leadership and intersectional identity development; liberatory pedagogy and research methods

    Selected Publications

    Owen, J. E. (2019). Women's Leadership Development in College: Counter-Narratives and Critical Considerations. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

    Pigza, J. & Owen, J. E. (2019). Companion Manual to Women's Leadership Development in College: Counter-Narratives and Critical Considerations. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

    Owen, J., Hassell-Goodman, S., & Yamanaka, A. (2017). Culturally-relevant leadership learning: Identity, capacity, and efficacy. Journal of Leadership Studies, 11 (3), 48-54. DOI: 10.1002/jls.21545

    Hutnick, C., Galloway, K., Joyner, D., Owen, J. E., & Scott Constantine, S. (2017). Creative leadership as social action and transformation. Journal of Leadership Studies, 11 (1), 52-58.

    Jenkins, D., & Owen, J. E. (2016). Who teaches leadership? A comparative analysis of faculty and student affairs leadership educators and implications for leadership learning. Journal of Leadership Education, 15 (2), 98-113.

    Owen, J.E. (2016). Fostering critical reflection: Moving from a service to a social justice paradigm. In W. Wagner & Pigza, J. (Eds.), Service and Leadership. New Directions for Student Leadership Vol. 6. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Owen, J. E. (Ed.). (2015). Innovative learning for leadership development. New Directions for Student Leadership Vol. 1. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Waajid, B., Garner, P., & Owen, J. (2013). Infusing social emotional learning into the teacher education curriculum. International Journal of Emotional Education, 5, 31-48.

    Haber-Curran, P., & Owen, J. E. (2013). Engaging the whole student: Student affairs educators and the National Leadership Education Research Agenda. Journal of Leadership Education, 12 (3) 38-50. 

    Owen, J. E. (2012). Using student development theories as a conceptual framework in leadership education. In K. Guthrie & L. Osteen (Eds.), Developing Student Leadership Capacity (pp.17-36). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Owen, J. E. (2012). Findings from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership Institutional Survey: A National Report. Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.

    Komives, S. R., Dugan, J., Owen, J. E., Slack, C., & Wagner, W. (Eds). (2011). The handbook for student leadership development [2nd edition]. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

  • Rebekah P Rogers

    Selected Publications

    Selected Publications & Presentations:

    Rogers, R. (2019). Burnout and Motherhood: Finding Your Authentic-Self. Presentation at Columbia Baptist Church, Mothers of Preschoolers, Falls Church, VA.


    Rogers, R. (2018). Servant-Leadership throughout the Bible. Presentation at Columbia Baptist Church, Falls Church, VA.


    Rogers, R. (2018). Women and Medicine: Navigating Burnout through Authentic Self-Leadership. Presentation at International Leadership Association Conference, West Palm Beach, Fl.

    Rogers, R. (2018). Authentic Self-Leadership: Finding New Roads to Achieving Stress and Burn-Out Reduction for the Health and Helping Professionals. Presentation for Social Work Lecture Series, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.


    Rogers, R. (2015). The Female Emergency Medicine Physician as an Authentic Self-Leader. Gonzaga University.


    Rogers, R. (2015). Avoiding Burnout for Physicians and Physicians-in-training—Are Men and Women Different. Presentation at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.


    Rogers, R. (2013). Leading and Communicating in the Healthcare Industry. (E) Hospital Journal, 15(2), p. 10-12.


    Rogers, R. (2012). Leadership Communication Styles: A Descriptive Analysis of Healthcare Professionals. Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 4, p. 47-57.


  • Julia Madeleine Shadur

    Research Interests: Social-emotional development, emotion regulation, parenting, family systems, substance use, children of substance-dependent caregivers

    Selected Publications

    Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M. (in press). Conceptualization and measurement of parent emotion socialization among mothers in substance abuse treatment. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

    Shadur, J., Ninnemann, A., Lim, A., Lejuez, C.W., & MacPherson, L. (in press). The prospective relationship between distress tolerance and cigarette smoking expectancies in adolescence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

    Shadur, J., & Lejuez, C.W. (2015). Adolescent substance use and comorbid psychopathology: Emotion regulation deficits as a transdiagnostic risk factor. Current Addiction Reports (Topical Collection on Transgenerational Considerations in Addictions), 2(4)354-363. doi: 10.1007/s40429-015-0070-y

    Shadur, J.M., Hussong, A.M., & Haroon, M. (2015). Negative affect variability and adolescent self-medication: The role of the peer context. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34(6), 571-580, doi: 10.1111/dar.12260.

    Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M (2014). Friendship intimacy, close friend drug use, and self-medication in adolescence. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31(8), 997-1018.

  • Sharon Spradling

    Research Interests: Conservation, Sustainability, Geographic Information Sciences, Biogeography, Medical Geography, Entomology

    Selected Publications

    Coleman, Russell E., Burkett, Douglas A., Sherwood, Van, Caci, Jennifer, Spradling, Sharon L., Jennings, Barton T., Rowton, Edgar, Gilmore, Wayne, Blount, Keith, White, Charles E., and Putnam, John L.  (2007) Impact of Phlebotomine Sand Flies on U.S. Military Operations at Tallil Air Base, Iraq:  2. Temporal and Geographic Distribution of Sand Flies.  Journal of Medical Entomology, Vol. 44, no. 1

    Coleman, Russell E., Burkett, Douglas A., Putnam, John L, Sherwood, Van, Caci, Jennifer B., Jennings, Barton, T., Hochberg, Lisa P., Spradling, Sharon L., Rowton, Edgar D., Blount, Keith, Ploch, John, Hopkins, Grady, Raymond, Jo-Lynne W., O’Guinn, Monica L., Lee, John S., and Weina, Peter J.  (2006) Impact of Phlebotomine Sand Flies on U.S. Military Operations at Tallil Air Base, Iraq:  1. Background, Military Situation, and Development of a “Leishmaniasis Control Program”.  Journal of Medical Entomology, Vol. 43, no. 4

  • Christian Rafael Suero

    Research Interests: Sociology of education, well-being, labor, race, and class.

    Selected Publications

    Smith, Pocratsky, Kiss, and Suero. 2018. "Programming Content: Industry, Feminism, and Netflix's Serialized Exposition of Jessica Jones". Netflix at the Nexus. (Editing

  • Derek Sweetman

    Research Interests: Peace and Conflict Resolution, Social Movements and Resistance, Systemic Violence, Systemic Transformation, Nonviolence

  • Gregory Unruh

    Research Interests: Sustainable Business Strategy and Social Innovation

    Selected Publications

    Unruh, Gregory, Understanding Carbon Lock-in, Energy Policy, September, 2000.

    Unruh, Gregory, Escaping Carbon Lock-in, Energy Policy, February, 2002.

    Unruh, Gregory, Join the Global Elite, Harvard Business Review, May, 2013

    Unruh, Gregory, The Sweet Spot of Sustainability Strategy, MIT Sloan Management Review, Fall, 2013

    Angel Cabrera & Unruh, Gregory, Being Global: How to Think, Act and Lead in a Transformed World, Harvard Business School Press, 2012.

    Unruh, Gregory, Earth, Inc.: Using Nature’s Rules to Build Sustainable Profits, Harvard Business School Press, 2010.

    Unruh, Gregory, Wining the Green Frenzy, Harvard Business Review, November 2010.

    Unruh, Gregory, Growing Green: Three Smart Paths to Developing Sustainable Products, Harvard Business Review, June 2010.

    Unruh, Gregory, The Biosphere Rules, Harvard Business Review, February 1, 2008

  • Andrew Wingfield

    Research Interests: Fiction and nonfiction writing, sustainability studies

    Selected Publications


    Wingfield, A. 2010. Right of way: stories. Washington, D.C. Washington Writers Publishing House.

    Wingfield, A. 2005. Hear him roar: a novel. Logan, UT. Utah State University Press.

    Recent Nonfiction

    Wingfield, A. and M.P. Gilmore. 2019. Three days of masato. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. DOI: 10.1093/isle/isz084

    Wingfield, A. 2017. Back to Middle Earth. Carve Fall 2017.

  • Thomas C Wood

    Research Interests: Conservation Studies

    Selected Publications

    Recent Publications: 

    Sharma, S., Dutta T., Maldonado, J.E., Wood, T.C., Panwar, H.S., Seidensticker, J.  (2013) Selection of microsatellite loci for genetic monitoring of sloth bears. Ursus 24 (2):164-169.

    Campbell, S, Wood T.C. (2013) Influences of Acorn Mast, Temperature, Precipitation and Snow Accumulation on White-Tailed Deer Body Mass in the Northern Piedmont of Virginia.  Northeastern Naturalist 20, (3) 469-477

    Dutta, T., Sharma, S., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2013) Gene flow and demographic history of leopards (Panthera pardus) in the central Indian highlands. Evolutionary Applications: DOI: 10.1111/eva.12078

    Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2013) A highly informative microsatellite panel for individual identification and sex determination of jungle cats (Felis chaus). Conservation Genetics Resources DOI: 10.1007/s12686-013-9873-0.

    Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2013) Spatial genetic analysis reveals high connectivity of tiger (Panthera tigris) populations in the Satpura-Maikal landscape of Central India. Ecology and Evolution. 3(1) 48-60. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.432

    Dutta, T., Sharma, S., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2012) Fine-scale population genetic structure in a wide-ranging carnivore, the leopard (Panthera pardus) in central India. Diversity and Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12024.

    Dutta, T., Sharma, S., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Seidensticker, J. (2012). A reliable method for individual identification and gender determination of wild leopards (Panthera pardus fusca) using non-invasive samples. Conservation Genetics Resources 4(3): 665-667.