Faculty publications highlighted — May-August 2020

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 May-August 2020. Names of TWU faculty/staff are bolded.

See a highlight of faculty publications from the 2019 winter break through April 2020.




Aashima Khosla, Nicholas Morfy, Qingtian Li, Lionel Faure, Sun Hyun Chang, Jiaren Yao, Jiameng Zheng, Mei L.Cai, John Stanga, Gavin R. Flematti, Mark T. Waters
Structure-Function Analysis of SMAX1 Reveals Domains That Mediate Its Karrikin-Induced Proteolysis and Interaction with the Receptor KAI2,” The Plant Cell, an American Society of Plant Biologists journal.


Carolyn C. Tu, Christine M. O’Connor, Juliet V. Spencer
Identification of a novel signaling complex containing host chemokine receptor CXCR4, Interleukin-10 receptor, and human cytomegalovirus US27,” Virology 548:49-58


Rebecca Hornung, William Benton, Sirima Tongkhuya, Lynda Uphouse (emerita), Phillip Kramer and Dayna Averitt

(In press) “Progesterone and allopregnanolone rapidly attenuate estrogen-associated mechanical allodynia in rats with persistent temporomandibular joint inflammation,” Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnint.2020.00026.


Uday Madaan, Lionel Faure, Albar Chowdhury, Shahrear Ahmed, Emma J. Ciccarelli, Tina Gumienny, Cathy Savage-Dunn

“Feedback regulation of BMP signaling by C. elegans cuticle collagens,” Molecular Biology of the Cell, 12:mbcE19070390, doi: 10.1091/mbc.E19-07-0390


Jarius Reddy, Raut Namrata G.R. Raut, Jennifer L. Seifert, DiAnna L. Hynds

“Regulation of Small GTPase Prenylation in the Nervous System,” Molecular Neurobiology, doi: 10.1007/s12035-020-01870-0


Juliet Spencer, Piotr Religa, Michael Lehmann

“Editorial: Cytokine-Mediated Organ Dysfunction and Tissue Damage Induced by Viruses,” Frontiers in Immunology,11:2. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00002.


Sonali Roy, Wei Liu, Raja Sekhar Nandety, Ashley Crook, Kirankumar S. Mysore, Catalina I. Pislariu, Julia Frugoli, Rebecca Dickstein, Michael K. Udvardi

“Celebrating 20 Years of Genetic Discoveries in Legume Nodulation and Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation,” The Plant Cell, 32(1):15-41. doi: 10.1105/tpc.19.00279


Juliet Spencer, Editor

“Tocilizumab does not block interleukin-6 (IL-6) signaling in murine cells,” PLOS ONE,


Chemistry and Biochemistry


Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan

Encouraging Your Students Through a Three-Column Activity,” Faculty Focus


Communication Sciences and Oral Health


Karen L. Kritzer and Chad Smith

Educating Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students During COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know,” The Hearing Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 8, p. 32.


English, Speech, and Foreign Languages


Stephen Souris

“‘A Confusing and Wonderful Mosaic’: Dialogic Aspects of Bo Carpelan’s Urwind,” the lead essay in “Voicing Bo Carpelan: Urwind’s Dialogic Possibilities,” a collection of essays on Carpelan. Published by the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


Health Promotion and Kinesiology


Kevin Becker and Cheng-Ju Hung (doctoral student)

Attentional focus influences sample entropy in a balancing task,” Human Movement Science.


History and Political Science


Jacob Blosser

“Anglican Roots of the American Pursuit of Happiness,” cover story in the Spring 2020 edition of Trinité, an English-language news magazine published by the American Cathedral in Paris




Woody Evans

“Counting on Math Databases. Here’s something that many of us may not often think to ask: What is the state of resources for mathematics information?,” Online Searcher, June 3.


Literacy and Learning


Holly Hansen-Thomas, Mary Amanda Stewart, Patricia Flint (GRA) and Tamra Dollar (former GRA, current visiting assistant professor)

“Co-learning in the High School English Class through Translanguaging: Emergent Bilingual Newcomers and Monolingual Teachers,” Journal of Language, Identity & Education,


Mathematics and Computer Science


Ann Wheeler (mathematics education) and Jörg Waltje (Center for Faculty Excellence)

Recording and/or Writing? Weighing the Benefits of Reflective Practices,” Faculty Focus, July 29


Ellina Grigorieva, Evgenii Khailov

(Forthcoming) “Optimal Strategies for Achieving Immune Balance in a Mathematical Model of Allergy Treatment,” a 38-page manuscript accepted for publication in the special issue of Pure and Applied Functional Analysis.


Ellina Grigorieva, Guest Editor

Optimal Control Theory,” special issue of MDPI Journal Games


Ellina Grigorieva and E.N. Khailov

Minimum-Time Optimal Control for a Model of Biological Wastewater Treatment,” Computational Mathematics and Modeling.


Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies


Danielle Phillips-Cunningham

“Slaving Irish ‘Ladies’ and Black ‘Towers of Strength in the Labor World’: Race and Resistance in Domestic Service,” Women’s History Review




Rebecca Boruff (Dallas)

Preparing Nursing Students for Enhanced Communication With Minority Populations Via Simulation,” Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Vol. 35, pages 47-49. Article details a collaboration with William Benner (English, speech and foreign languages, Denton), and Jennifer Talleff and Isabelle Sislak (both nursing, Dallas).


Wyona Freysteinson (Houston) and JoAnn Stankus (Dallas)

The Language of Scholarship: Synthesis of the Literature,” Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 2020; 51(8):384-386.


Cory Church (Dallas), Meagan White, Sheri Cosme

Helping Students Identify a Healthy Transition-to-Practice Work Environment,” Nurse Educator, vol. 45, issue 4, p 174-176


Suzanne Scheller (Houston)

“Nursing students and See to Succeed: A service learning strategic partnership,” Texas Public Health Journal, 72(2), 30-31.


Leslie Nelson, Amanda Aguirri (both Houston)

“Meeting Code Blue Requirements Using a Team-Based Simulation,” The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51(5):205-208,




Manisha Rao (graduate research assistant, School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology), K. Shane Broughton, Monique LeMieux

Cross-sectional Study on the Knowledge and Prevalence of PCOS at a Multiethnic University,” Progress in Preventive Medicine, Vol. 5, Issue 2.


Occupational Therapy


Noralyn Pickens (occupational therapy, Denton), Katie Mitchell (physical therapy, Houston), Linda Struckmeyer (PhD alumna), and Diane Brown

Home Environmental Assessment Protocol – Revised Initial Psychometrics: A Pilot Study,” Vol. 40, Issue 3, OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health


Physical Therapy


Shih-Chiao Tseng (Houston), Shuo-Hsiu Chang, Kristine Hoerth (alumna), Anh-Tu Nguyen (alumnus) and Daniel Perales (alumnus)

Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Enhances Retention of Visuomotor Stepping Skills in Healthy Adults,” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience


Suh-Jen Lin (Dallas), Anas Ababneh and Vinh Tran (doctoral students)

“Autonomous Walking Program and High-Intensity Inspiratory Muscle Training in Individuals With Heart Failure — A Feasibility Study,” Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, doi: 10.1097/CPT.0000000000000144




Drew Curtis and Christian Hart

Pathological Lying: Theoretical and Empirical Support for a Diagnostic Entity,” Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice


Lisa H. Rosen (psychology) and Shazia Ahmed (biology)

Fostering Future Faculty: How Chairs Can Support Graduate Teaching Assistants,” The Department Chair, 30(3): 24-25




Tyrone C. Cheng and Celia C. Lo

(Forthcoming) “Some Factors in State TANF Participation by Immigrants: An Examination Using the Group Threat Hypothesis,” Journal of Poverty


Celia C. Lo, Heather M. Gerling (PhD alumna), William Ash-Houchen (PhD alumnus), and Tyrone C. Cheng

Violent Victimization, Stressful Events, and Depression: A Longitudinal Study of Young Adults in the U.S.,” Community Mental Health Journal


Philip Yang

Transnationalism and Genealogy, MDPI Publishers


Philip Yang and sociology doctoral alumna Maggie Bohm-Jordan

Determinants of Intermarriages among Foreign-Born Asians in the United States,” Marriage & Family Review


Celia C. Lo, William Ash-Houchen, Heather M. Gerling, and Tyrone C. Cheng

(In Press) “From Childhood Victim to Adult Criminal: Racial/Ethnic Differences in Patterns of Victimization–Offending Among Americans in Early Adulthood,” Victims & Offenders


Tyrone C. Cheng and Celia C. Lo

(In Press) “Mental health services receipt among caregivers in the child welfare system: A longitudinal analysis,” Children and Youth Services Review


Tyrone C. Cheng and Celia C. Lo

(In Press) “Receipt of substance-use services by caregivers involved in the child-welfare system,” Children and Youth Services Review


Teacher Education


Mary Jo Hollandsworth and Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Performance-Based Learning: How it Works,” Faculty Focus, June 5.


Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca Fredrickson

The Five Anchors of Impact: Teaching in Challenging Times,” Faculty Focus, May 4