Faculty publications highlighted

Texas Woman's University faculty are leaders in their fields, with an extensive list of publications to their credit. This quarterly report provides a sampling of their recent work, reported over the 2019 winter break through the month of April 2020. Names of TWU faculty are bolded.




Mary E. Anderson, Benoît Braïda, Philippe C. Hiberty and Thomas R. Cundari

“Revealing a Decisive Role for Secondary Coordination Sphere Nucleophiles on Methane Activation,” Journal of the American Chemical Society.


Communication Sciences and Oral Health


Linda L. Daniel, Sneha V. Bharadwaj
Video-Based Aural Rehabilitation Guide: Enhancing Listening and Spoken Language in Children and Adults. First Edition. Plural Publishing, Inc. ISBN13: 978-1-63550-112-4. Textbook is being adopted by speech-language pathology programs (including TWU's) to educate students on aural habilitation.


English, Speech and Foreign Languages


Genevieve West, editor

(2020) “Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick,” a collection of Zora Neale Hurston short stories. Amistad/HarperCollinsPublishers.


Health Promotion and Kinesiology


B. Rhett Rigby, Ronald W. Davis, Melissa D. Bittner, Robin W. Harwell, Eileen J. Leek, Geoben A. Johnson (TWU alumnus) and David L. Nichols

“Changes in Motor Skill Proficiency After Equine-Assisted Activities and Brain-Building Tasks in Youth With Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” Frontiers in Veterinary Science


Ann Amuta, W. Jacobs, G. Smith
(2019) “Health Disparities and the heterogeneity of Blacks/African Americans in the United States: Why should we care?”, Health Promotion Practice, 1524839919895507


Health Sciences


Kimberly Miloch

From Locker Room to Board Room – The Case for Youth Athletics” and “Coaching for the Classroom – Emphasizing the ‘Student’ in ‘Student-Athlete,’” Leader’s Digest by BAND




Ellina V. Grigorieva, Evgenii N. Khailov and Andrei Korobeinikov

"Optimal Controls of the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy," Abstract and Applied Analysis, vol. 2020, Article ID 8107106, 23 pages.


Ellina Grigorieva and  Evgenii N. Khailov
(2019) "Singular and non-singular optimal strategies for psoriasis control model." Pure and Applied Functional Analysis, vol. 4,  no. 2, pp. 219-246.


Occupational Therapy


Sheila Longpré, Katie M. Polo, and Mary Frances Baxter (Houston)

A Personal Perspective on Daily Occupations to Counteract Cancer Related Fatigue: A Case Study,” The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.


Ingrid A. Franc, Mary Frances Baxter (Houston), Katy Mitchell (physical therapy, Houston), Marsha Neville (Dallas) and Pei-Fen Chang (Houston)

Validity of the Sock Test for Sitting Balance: A Functional Sitting Balance Assessment,” OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health.


Alicia F. Lohmann (Houston) and Asha Vas (Dallas)

Chapter, “Acquired Brain Injury,” in the eighth edition of Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction.


Asha Vas (Dallas), Alisa Woods (communication sciences & oral health), Molly Keebler, and OT grad research assistant Stephen Spees

(2019) “SMART Program in Chronic Stroke,” Annals of International Occupational Therapy, (AIOT-2019-014R4)


Noralyn Pickens (Dallas) and TWU Ph.D. candidate  J.K. Chow 
(2020). "Measuring the efficacyof occupational therapy in end-of-life care: A scoping review," American Journal of Occupational Therpy, 74, 7401205020.


Jaimee D. Perea and William Sit (Dallas)
 (2020). Comparing Learning Platform Impact on Low Vision Education for Occupational Therapists. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 8(1), 1-10. 


Physical Therapy


Jennifer Ellison, Katy Mitchell, Jennifer Bogardus, K. Hammerle, C. Manara, Peggy Gleeson (all Houston)

“Mental and Physical Health Behaviors of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students,” Journal of Physical Therapy Education


Psychology & Philosophy


Wendi L. Johnson and Amy Skinner (school psychology doctoral student)

Supporting Students Who Are Moms,” Faculty Focus.




Celia C. Lo, Paul D. C. Bones, Tyrone C. Cheng
Forthcoming. “What SES May Explain about Work-Related Health Limitation: A Temporal-Ordered Model.” The Social Science Journal.


Celia C. Lo, William Ash-Houchen (TWU alumnus), and Tyrone C. Cheng
December 2019. “Gender Differences in Marijuana Use as They Relate to Asian Americans’ Health and Delinquency.” Annual Conference of Asian Association of Police Studies (AAPS), Taoyuan, Taiwan.


William Ash-Houchen (TWU alumnus) and Celia C. Lo
Forthcoming. “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Illicit Substance Use: A Temporal-Ordered Test of General Strain Theory." Journal of Drug Issues.