Archive | Faculty Publications

This portion of the White Library site is dedicated to documenting the scholarly output of our faculty. This is by no means an all-inclusive list and there are many citations yet to be added. Clicking the title will either take you to the item’s location in the library catalog or database, or to an outside link where you can purchase it. If would like to suggest a faculty publication to be included, please send link to the source and a Chicago Style citation to

Lori McVay

McVay. Lori.  “Rural Women Leaders: Identity Formation in Rural Northern Ireland.”  In Gender and Rural Globalization: International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development, edited by Bettina Bock and Sally Shortfall, 170-184. Boston: CABI, 2017.

Gender and Rural Development

This chapter examines the identity of women leaders in Northern Ireland in order to understand how these women managed to become leaders, against all traditional odds, and which events and life choices shaped their identity. In doing so, it elaborates how growing up in a rural context may nurture women’s confidence and readiness to lead in the sense that taking on responsibility is considered part of a rural lifestyle.

Dawn Day

Day, Dawn and Edson, Wendy. “Postpartum Patient Teaching SuccessJournal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing 46, no. 3 (June 16, 2017): S48-49.

Abstract: The article focuses on a study to have an understanding of role of the structure and process of discharge teaching practices on successful postpartum teaching. Topics discussed include positive correlation between the outcome of patient learning, patient concerns over nurse availability, timing of teaching, and teaching strategies, and developing a specific protocol for effective patient teaching strategies.

Deborah Johnson

Johnson, Deborah. Common Variable Immunodeficiency: A Clinical Overview” Clinician Reviews 27, no. 6 (June 2017): 38-42

Abstract: Often appearing as recurrent or recalcitrant infections, the diagnosis of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is often missed. Patients remain untreated for long periods of time, resulting in complications. Arm yourself with expert information about this rare genetic disorder.

Mark Edwards

Edwards, Mark “‘Christian Nationalism in the United States’—Ebook IntroductionReligions (9 May 2017) 1-2. doi:10.3390/rel8050093

Abstract: America’s allegedly “Christian” founding and culture remains a subject of substantial debate among scholars, as well as the general public. Many persons associate conflicts over the civil religious nature of America with the rise of evangelical conservativism during the 1970s and 1980s. However, the intellectual tradition of Christian nationalism is much older and messier—as studies by historians such as Robert Handy and Frank Lambert, and newer work by Kevin Kruse, Steven Green, and Matthew Sutton, have demonstrated. Their scholarship teaches us several lessons. First, we should avoid “decline and revival” narratives and understand Christian nationalism as a construction (if not fiction) that has arisen at various times in various places to accomplish a myriad of work. Second, Christian nationalism has been advanced by a diversity of persons and groups favorable and hostile to the idea, not just by evangelical Protestants. Third, Christian nationalism can be operational even when its keywords “Christian nation” and “Christian America” are absent. Finally, and most importantly, “Christian nationalism” like “secularism” is a discursive site where politics and history meet—where assertions of identity and power are conjoined.

Jan Yeaman

Chang, Kate W-C., Amy Austin, Jan Yeaman, Lauren Phillips, Anna Kratz, Lynda J-S. Yang, and Noelle E. Carlozzi. “Health-Related Quality of Life Components in Children With Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy: A Qualitative Study.” PM&R (2017).

Abstract: Currently, no published, validated patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) exist for use with neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP). NBPP is a debilitating condition that occurs during the perinatal period, resulting in paralysis/paresis and loss of sensation in the affected arm. Commonly used NBPP measures are not comprehensive and do not fully account for clinically meaningful changes in function or progression of the disorder.

Robert Woods

Healey, Kevin, and Robert H. Woods. “Processing Is Not Judgment, Storage Is Not Memory: A Critique of Silicon Valley’s Moral Catechism.” Journal Of Media Ethics 32, no. 1 (January 2017): 2-15. doi:10.1080/23736992.2016.1258990

Abstract: This article critiques contemporary applications of the computational metaphor, popular among Silicon Valley technologists, that views individuals and culture through the lens of computer and information systems. Taken literally, this metaphor has become entrenched as a quasi-religious ideology that obscures the moral and political-economic gatekeeping power of technology elites. Through an examination of algorithmic processing applications and life-logging devices, the authors highlight the inequitable consequences of the tendency, in popular media and marketing rhetoric, to collapse the distinctions between processing and judgment, storage and memory. Such distinctions are necessary for an ethical development of more equitable digital environments.

Thomas Kuntzleman

Thomas S. Kuntzleman, Laura S. Davenport, Victoria CothranJacob T. Kuntzleman, and Dean J. Campbell. “New Demonstrations and New Insights on the Mechanism of the Candy-Cola Soda Geyser.” Journal of Chemical Education, 94 no. 5, (February 23, 2017) 569-576

Abstract: When carbonated beverages (which are supersaturated solutions of aqueous carbon dioxide) are confined within a narrow-necked container, events which rapidly release the gas from solution produce a fountain out of the beverage. One well-known variant of this experiment is the addition of Mentos candies to a bottle of Diet Coke. Previous reports have shown that the presence of aspartame and benzoate in carbonated beverages enhance the fountaining effect. These additives are thought to enhance fountaining by lowering the surface tension of the beverage, but the details of this process are not completely understood. This paper explores the relationship between geyser height and the type of carbonated beverage. It is shown herein that several other compounds commonly found in commercial carbonated drinks such as sucrose, glucose, citric acid, and components of natural flavors also enhance geyser heights. By examining how these additives affect bubbling and foaming behavior in seltzer water, it is postulated that solutes which inhibit bubble coalescence contribute to higher fountains.