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Faculty publications highlighted — September-December 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 September-December 2020. Names of TWU faculty/staff are bolded.

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Winter Break 2019-April 2020

May-August 2020




Pearley Chinta, Erica Garcia, Kiran Hina Tajuddin, Naomi Akhidenor  and Allyson Davis (students), Lionel Faure, Juliet Spencer

Control of cytokines in latent cytomegalovirus infection,” Pathogens, 2020 Oct 21; 9(10): 858


Zane Lybrand, Sonal Goswami, Jenny Hsieh

Stem cells: A path towards improved epilepsy therapies,” Neuropharmacology, Volume 168, 15 May 2020


Prapti Mody and Sushila Pathak (students), Laura Hanson, Juliet Spencer

Herpes simplex virus: A versatile tool for insights into evolution, gene delivery, and tumor immunotherapy,” Virology: Research and Treatment, 2020; 11: 1-12


Gray Scott (English) and Shazia Ahmed

A writing-to-learn approach for improving students’ evaluation of science web sources,” American Biology Teacher, Volume 82, Issue 9




Dale Albrecht and Maria Gomez Albrecht (adjuncts)

DECIDE to Thrive Improving Business Performance through Decision Effectiveness,” published by Alonos. ISBN 978-1-948699-03-7


Wai Kwan Lau, Zhen Li & John Okpara

An examination of three-way interactions of paternalistic leadership in China,” Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol. 26, Issue 1


Christopher Harris & Marshall Pattie

Interns’ perceptions of HR practices and their influence on fit and intentions to join,” The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 31, Issue 12


Lee Brown, Irene Goll, Abdul Rasheed & Wayne Crawford

Nonmarket Responses to Regulation: A Signaling Theory Approach,” Group & Organization Management, Vol. 45, Issue 6


Michael Raisinghani

“Rhetoric Situation of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Social Media,” International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design


Monica Gavino, Jason Lambert, Ekaterina Elgayeva and Ekundayo Akinlade

(In press) “HR Practices, Customer-Focused Outcomes, and OCBO: The POS-Engagement Meditation Chain,” Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal.


Career Connections Center


Greg Shirley (Career Connections Center) wrote an op-ed, “Young, Gifted, & Black: Career, Professional Development, & BGLOs at a HBCU,” for Perspectives, a magazine for members of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.


Communication Sciences


Christopher Bolinger, James Dembowski and Kimberly Mory

Pneumonia: Does Age or Gender Relate to the Presence of an SLP Dysphagia Consultation?,” Geriatrics, Vol. 5, Issue 3.


Sarah Colton (graduate student), Chad E. Smith, Ludovic A. Sourdot

Designing a Future Classroom Laboratory for Exploring the Science of Teaching and Learning,”
International Journal of Designs for Learning, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pages 36-46.




Angela Mooney (adjunct)

“Representation of the guerrilheira in contemporary Brazilian literature: a territory of disputes, repetitions, and erasures,” Revista olho d'água, V. 12, N. 2 (2020)


Health Promotion & Kinesiology


Matthew Sokoloski (GTA), Brandon Rigby, C. Ryan Bachik, Ryan Gordon (GTA), Isaac Rowland, Emily Zumbro (GTA) and Anthony Duplanty

Changes in Health and Physical Fitness Parameters After Six Months of Group Exercise Training in Firefighters,” Sports, Vol. 8, Issue 11.


Gena Guerin (alumna), Ryan Gordon (GTA), Emily Zumbro (GTA), Ann Amuta and Anthony Duplanty

“Survey analysis of exercise participation and skeletal muscle symptoms in women with hypothyroidism,” Women & Health,


Ann Amuta-Jimenez (kinesiology), Gabrielle Smith (psychology), and K.K. Brown 

"Patterns and Correlates of Cervical Cancer Prevention among Black Immigrant and African American Women in the USA: The Role of Ethnicity and Culture," Journal of Cancer Education, 1-8.




Jonathan Olsen

The Linke’s Search for Leadership – and Direction,” Sept. 10, 2020, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.


Literacy and Learning


Alexandra Babino and Mary Amanda Stewart

Radicalizing Literacies and Languaging: A Framework toward Dismantling the Mono-Mainstream Assumption,” Palgrave Macmillan, DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-56138-3




Abdon E. Choque-Rivero, Evgenii N. Khailov, Ellina Grigorieva

"Optimizing the Quarantine Cost for Suppression of the Covid-19 Epidemic in Mexico," Revista de Matemática: Teoría y Aplicaciones, Vol. 28, Num. 1


Nikolai Grigorenko, Evgenii Khailov, Ellina Grigorieva and Anna Klimenkova

Optimal Strategies in the Treatment of Cancers in the Lotka-Volterra Mathematical Model of Competition,” published by the Proceedings of Mathematical Steklov Institute of Russian Acaemy of Science in Trudy Instituta Matematiki I Mekhaniki UrO RAN, Vol. 26, No 1, pp. 71-88. Its English version will be published in 2021 as ISSN 0081-5438, Proceedings of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics, 2021, Vol. 312, Suppl. 1, pp. S1–S17. c Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.


Evgenii Khailov, Ellina Grigorieva and Anna Klimenkova

Optimal CAR T-cell Immunotherapy Strategies for a Leukemia Treatment Model,” Games, Vol. 11, Issue 4.


Priti Kumar Roy, Amit Kumar Roy, Evgenii N. Khailov, Fahad Al Basir, Ellina Grigorieva

A Model of the Optimal Immunotherapy of Psoriasis by Introducing IL-10 and IL-22 Inhibitors,” Journal of Biological Systems, Vol. 28, No. 03, pp. 609-639.




Wyona Freysteinson (Houston)

Neurocognitive model of mirror-viewing,” Nursology (2020)


Juan Leyva-Moral, Karen Dominguez-Cancino, Joan Edwards (Houston), David Moriña-Soler, Sandra Cesario (Houston), Genesis Guevara-Vasquez, Maria Feijoo-Cid, and Patrick Palmieri

Attitudes Toward Caring for People Living with HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Sectional Study of Nursing Faculty in Six Countries,” The Open AIDS Journal, Vol. 14.




Antonio Miranda (nutrition doctoral student), David O. Garcia, Claudia Sánchez (teacher education), and Cynthia Warren (nutrition)

Health and Type 2 Diabetes Perspectives of At-Risk, Mexican-Origin Males (HD-MxOM): a Qualitative Study,” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.


Occupational Therapy


Sarah Whitworth (TWU alumna), Theresa Smith (Houston), Josephine Chan (Houston)

Expectations and Experiences of Patients Wearing an EEG Device During Mirror Therapy,” Annals of International Occupational Therapy.


Suzanne Burns, Madeleine Terblanche (GRA), Jaimee Perea, Hannah Lillard, Catalina De La Pena (GRA), Noelle Grinage, Ashley MacKinen (GRA), and Elaine Cox (library)

mHealth Intervention Applications for Adults Living with the Effects of Stroke; A Scoping Review,” Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation.


Theresa Smith (Houston) and Wanyi Wang

Comparison of a standard computer-assisted cognitive training program to a music enhanced program: A mixed methods study,” Cancer Reports, December 2020.


Karen Ratcliff and Theresa Smith (Houston)

Occupational Therapy Students’ Experiential and Self-Regulated Learning in a Community Program for Breast Cancer Survivors,” Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, Vol. 4, Issue 4.


Elena Wong Espiritu and Theresa M. Smith (Houston)

Health, Wellness, and Well-Being of a Non-Traditional Occupational Therapy Student: A Case Study,” Occupational Therapy in Mental Health.


Heather Roberts, Angela Shierk, Paul Yeatts (CRDA), and colleagues at Scottish Rite Hospital

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp for Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Augmented by Use of an Exoskeleton to Play Games in Virtual Reality,” Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.


Physical Therapy


Jennifer Ellison, Katy Mitchell, Jennifer Bogardus, Kristi Hammerle (DPT student), Carly Manara (DPT student), Peggy Gleeson (all Houston)

Mental and Physical Health Behaviors of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students,” Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Vol. 34, Issue 3, p 227-233.


Staci Shearin (alumna), Ann Medley, Elaine Trudelle-Jackson (both Dallas), Ross Querry (alumnus), Chad Swank (alumnus)

(In press) “Plantarflexor Strength, Gait Speed and Step Length Changes in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease,” International Journal of Rehabilitation Research.




Lisa Rosen, Shannon Scott, Samuel Kim

Bullies, Victims and Bystanders: Understanding Child and Participant Vantage Points,” Palgrave Macmillan, publisher.


Christian Hart

The Only Way to Really Detect When Someone is Lying,” Psychology Today, Nov. 23.




Tyrone C. Cheng and Celia C. Lo

(Forthcoming) “With their children placed in kinship care, did parents get the services they needed?” Children and Youth Services Review


William Ash-Houchen (sociology alumnus), Celia C. Lo, and Tyrone C Cheng

(Forthcoming) “Gender Differences in Marijuana Use as They Relate to Asian Americans’ Health and Delinquency,” Asia Pacific Journal of Police & Criminal Justice.


Teacher Education


Emilio Ríos-Jiménez (student), Suzan South (doctoral student), Liliana Grosso-Richins, Holly Hansen-Thomas, Victor Lozada (doctoral student)

Using Latin American Folkloric Music to Support Emergent Bilingual’s Literacy Development in the Classroom,” NABE Global Perspectives, Vol. 44, Issue 2, p. 10-14


Robin Ho, Carron Collier, Katherine Burke, Holly Hansen-Thomas

“‘ELLevating’ the Success of High School Emergent Bilinguals in Math: Appropriate Accommodations and Strategies for Building Confident Learners,” Journal of Bilingual Education Research & Instruction, Vol. 22 (1), p. 34-44


Rebecca Alvarado-Alcantar, Randa Keeley

“Students with Specific Learning Disabilities’ Experiences with Instructional Materials and Programs in a Blended High School History Classroom: A Phenomenological Study of Accessibility,” Journal of Online Learning Research, Vol. 6, No. 3, ISSN 2374-1473


Randa Keeley and Maria Peterson-Ahmad

Put Yourself in Their Shoes: How to Check in with Students in an Online Learning Environment,” Faculty Focus, Nov. 6.