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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.

See a highlight of faculty publications from:

Winter Break 2019-April 2020

May-August 2020




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.


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.


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.




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.




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


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.




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


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.