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CAS Connect April 2014

Honors and achievements

Members of the College of Arts and Sciences community do excellent work that is recognized across the University and around the world.

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Leonard BurnsLen Burns and Theodore Beauchaine, professors, psychology, recently published with colleagues an article in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry titled “Bifactor Latent Structure of ADHD/ODD Symptoms: Predictions of dual-pathway/trait-impulsivity etiological models of ADHD.”

Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell, professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, was invited to present about his book Free Willat the 2014 Pacific Division Meetings of the American Philosophical Association.

Patrick CarterPatrick Carter, associate professor, biological sciences, has been selected to receive a 2014 Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Faculty Academic Advising from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Earlier this year, Carter received similar recognition the local and regional level.

Eric DexterEric Dexter, graduate student, environment, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He will receive specialized training on theoretical research techniques and further his research on invasive aquatic species on Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe.

Dave EvansR. Dave Evans, professor, biological sciences, is lead author on a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change titled “Greater ecosystem carbon in the Mojave Desert after ten years exposure to elevated CO2.” Read the article in this issue of CAS Connect for details.

Raymond Quock
Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson

Professors Monica Johnson, sociology, and Ray Quock, psychology, were selected to fill the inaugural distinguished professorships in the Honors College, 2014-16. Chosen for their demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service, Johnson and Quock will teach only in Honors for the next two years.

Jon M MallatJon Mallatt, associate professor, biological sciences, is a co-author of paper published in Nature titled “A Palaeozoic shark with osteichthyan-like branchial arches.” In the study, Mallatt helped determine how the skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species relates to the origin and evolution of jaws in vertebrates.

Amber MorczekAmber Morczek, doctoral candidate, criminal justice and criminology, received the Karen Depaul Leadership Award from the Association for Faculty Women for work that benefits the community. Morczek has participated in violence-prevention programs and the Prisoner Debate Project, which took WSU undergraduates to the Coyote Ridge Correctional Facility to work with inmates during public debates in the facility about topics in criminal justice.

Adelina PetrovaAdelina Petrova, post-doctoral research associate, biological sciences, co-authored a paper in Journal of Insect Molecular Biology titled “Immunodetection of a brown planthopper salivary catalase-like protein into tissues of rice.” The paper provides rare evidence for a secretion of phloem feeding insect salivary compound into the host plant.