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 facultypublications@arbor.edu.

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

Sims, Trevor P. T., and Thomas S. Kuntzleman. “Kinetic Explorations of the Candy-Cola Soda Geyser.” Journal Of Chemical Education 93, no. 10 (October 11, 2016): 1809-1813.

Abstract: Protocols for examining the kinetics of CO2 escape from solution during the popular Diet Coke and Mentos experiment have been explored. The methods developed allow teachers to demonstrate and students to explore various physicochemical processes involved when Mentos candies are placed in Diet Coke. For example, a pH meter can be used to observe a slight decrease in acidity as dissolved CO2 escapes the soda. Furthermore, a balance or CO2 sensor can be used to directly measure CO2 escape. Arrhenius analysis of degassing rates determined using these latter methods yielded an activation energy of 25 kJ mol-1 for the conversion of CO2(aq) to CO2(g). The materials required for the experiments are easy to acquire and set up; therefore these investigations are amenable for use in high school and undergraduate chemistry classrooms and laboratories.

LuAnn Etcher

Klymko, Kay, LuAnn Etcher, Joan Munchiando, and Mary Royse. “Video Monitoring: A Room with a View, or a Window to Challenges in Falls Prevention Research?.” MEDSURG Nursing 25, no. 5 (September 2016): 329-333.

Abstract: This qualitative study using focus groups of hospital personnel supports known antecedents to falls in a video monitoring (VM) setting. Although VM can improve the understanding of behaviors leading to falls, further research is needed to support VM methods.

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 (2016).

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.