Faculty and staff achievements

September 8, 2013  |  
Xiangjia Min

Xiangjia Min

Xiangjia “Jack” Min, assistant professor, Biological Sciences and Center for Applied Chemical Biology, published the article “ASFinder: a tool for genome-wide identification of alternatively spliced transcripts from EST-derived sequences” in the International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications.  He also participated in the Sacred lotus genome sequencing and annotation project with a team of 70 scientists from the United States, China, Australia and Japan. The work was published in the journal Genome Biology titled “Genome of the long-living sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn).”

Victoria Kress, professor, Department of Counseling, Special Education and School Psychology, is the 2013-14 president of the Ohio Counseling Association. Kress is the counseling clinic director and the director of the clinical mental health and addictions counseling programs at YSU. She serves on the OCA Government Relations Committee, and she is on the editorial board of OCA’s Journal of Counselor Practice. She recently completed two terms as a governor-appointed member of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She was the 2008 recipient of the ACES Distinguished Mentor Award, the 2011 recipient of the ACES Leadership Award, the 2012 recipient of the ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, and has received a number of YSU and OCA awards, including the 2011 OCA Counselor of the Year Award and the 2012 OCA Legislative Advocacy Award.

Johanna Krontiris-Litowitz, professor, Biological Sciences, published “Using Primary Literature to Teach Science Literacy to Introductory Biology Students” in The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.

Karen Schubert

Karen Schubert

Karen Schubert, part-time faculty, English, won a summer residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, fully funded by the Ohio Arts Council. As part of her proposal, she will write a series of poems on Youngstown. Also, her chapbook I Left My Wings on a Chair won the Wick Poetry Prize and will be published by Kent State Press in spring 2014. A reading, hosted by the Wick Poetry Center, will take place during Wick’s 30th anniversary celebration in fall 2014.

Raymond Shaffer, professor and chair; David Stout, professor and Andrews Chair; and R. Wayne Counts, assistant professor, all of Accounting and Finance, presented “XYZ Corporation – An Integrated Capital Budgeting Case” at the 2013 AAA Ohio Regional Meeting in Huron, Ohio. In addition, Stout, joined by faculty from Rider University and Deakin University, presented “Drivers of Teaching Effectiveness: Views from Accounting Educator Exemplars in Australia.”

Will Greenway, professor, English, has had several poems  published recently: “The Sixth Hour” was published in Seems 47/48; “Cunnilingo,” “Mugs,” “Musings,” “Xmas Story,” “Y,” “The Dark-Bellied Dew Lover,” “Guitar Man,” “Fire Man,” “Leftovers” and “Offspring” were all published online in Eunoia  Review; and “Theater” was published in Everything Stops and Listens: An anthology of poems by members and friends of the Ohio Poetry Association. 

Brandt Payne

Brandt Payne

Brandt Payne, assistant professor, Dana School of Music, is the co-author of the upcoming second edition of Conducting: The Art of Communication through University of Oxford press. In addition, the University of Pennsylvania press has issued a contract for Payne’s co-authorship of the third edition of the Complete Marching Band Resource Manual. The text is one of the few, if not the only, textbooks for marching band techniques courses.

William Binning, professor emeritus, Political Science, has co-authored a book chapter titledOhio Senate Race (Brown v. Mandel) The Key to a Majority – A Very Expensive and Dirty Campaign.” The book, The Roads to Congress 2012, was published earlier this year by Lexington Books.

Diane Barnes, professor, History, published the book, Frederick Douglass, A Life in Documents, with the University of Virginia Press. She also presented the paper, “Rethinking Wealth and Class in a Regional Context,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in St. Louis.

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