Faculty publications highlighted — Winter 2019-April 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 over the 2019 winter break through the month of April 2020. Names of TWU faculty are bolded.




Denis Coulon, Lionel Faure, Magali Grison, Stéphanie Pascal, Valérie Wattelet-Boyer, Jonathan Clark, Marina Le Guedard, Eric Testet, jean-Jacques Bessoule

“LPIAT, a lyso-Phosphatidylinositol Acyltransferase, Modulates Seed Germination in Arabidopsis thaliana through PIP Signalling Pathways and is Involved in Hyperosmotic Response,” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2020, 21(5), doi: 10.3390/ijms21051654




David W. Pan, Alan J. Pan, Berna Mutlu and David Rylander

Preventing brand name blunders in doing business across cultures: Theory and research,” Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, 2020, Vol. 30, Issue 2, 115-146.




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


Bita Payesteh (communication sciences) and Lizbeth Finestack

Influences of language input and production on the language skills of Persian-English bilingual immersion preschool children,” Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education, Vol. 8:1 (2020), pp. 80-106.


Laura Green (communication sciences)

The Specific Language Impairment/Developmental Language Disorders Forum: Fostering a Discussion of Terminology,” Perspectives, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pages 3-5


Linda L. Daniel, Sneha V. Bharadwaj (communication sciences)
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.


Chad Smith and Tamby Allman (both communication sciences)

Diversity in deafness: Assessing students who are deaf or hard of hearing,” Psychology in the Schools.


English, Speech and Foreign Languages


Angela Rodriguez Mooney

"Construindo territorialidades além do beco / Constructing territorialities beyond the alley: reconfiguração do espaço-favela e de seus moradores no romance Becos da memória, de Conceição Evaristo / reconfiguration of the favela and its residents in Conceição Evaristo's novel Becos da memória." The Latin Americanist, vol. 64, no.1, 2020, p. 102-113


Genevieve West, editor

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


History and Political Science


Jonathan Olsen

The Left Party Thirty Years after Unification: Losing its Identity?,” German Politics and Society, vol. 37 (#4), 15-28. 2nd special issue on 30th anniversary of German unification.




Ellina Grigorieva

(Accepted for publication) “An optimal immunotherapy of psoriasis model by introducing IL-10 and IL-22 inhibitor,” Journal of Biological Systems.


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.


Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies


Danielle Phillips-Cunningham

Putting Their Hands on Race: Irish Immigrant and Southern Black Domestic Workers, Rutgers University Press.




Wyona Freysteinson (Houston)
Demystifying the mirror taboo: A neurocognitive model of viewing self in the mirror,” Nursing Inquiry.


V. Thayer, Wyona Freysteinson (Houston), and L. Thomas
(In press) “Transforming the experience of mirror viewing for individuals faced with disfiguring injuries,” Clinical Nurse Specialist.


Linda Merritt (Dallas) and Becky Spencer (Denton)

(Accepted for publication) “Needs of Fathers of Socioeconomically Diverse Fathers of Premature Hospitalized Infants: A Multi-Center Study,” Advances in Neonatal Care.


Betty Ferrell, Cheryl Ann Thaxton (adjunct, Dallas) and Heather Murphy

Preparing Nurses for Palliative Care in the NICU,” Advances in Neonatal Care, April 2020, Volume 20, Issue 2, p 142-150.


Occupational Therapy


Theresa M. Smith (Houston)

“Low Vision Services in the Community” and “Disaster preparedness, response and recovery,” Occupational therapy in community-based practice settings (3rd ed.)


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


Martin Rosario, Johnathan Marshall, Aaron Herkert, Bincy Binoy, Hannah Windham (PT students), and Eliabeth Orozco (PhD student) (all Dallas)

"Lower Limb Neuromuscular Modification and Standing Postural Control Alteration in Apparent Asymptomatic People Living with HIV," Journal of Rehabilitation Practice and Research, 1(1):102. 


Martin Rosario (Dallas), Leah Jamison (PT student, Dallas), and Gabriel Gines

The Role of HIV Antiretroviral Medication on Motor-Cognitive and Neurological Alterations in Hispanic People Living with HIV," Journal of Public Health Issues and Practices, 4(1):160


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.


Registrar's Office


Kendal Dickson (registrar’s office, Denton)

The Story of Steve Rogers,” Olympia Publishers, ISBN : 978-1-78830-587-7




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.