Faculty, staff publications highlighted — January-April 2021

Texas Woman’s University faculty/staff 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 January-April 2021. Names of TWU faculty/staff are bolded.




Vivian Young, Margarette Mariano, Lionel Faure (Denton), Juliet Spencer (Denton)

Detection of Cytomegalovirus Interleukin 10 (cmvIL-10) by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA),” Methods in Molecular Biology, 2244:291-299


Paramita Basu, Camelia Maier (Denton), Arpita Basu

Preclinical and Clinical Studies of Peripheral Neuropathic and Postoperative Pain: A Comprehensive Review,” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(9), 4666


Juliet Spencer, Amy Jo Hammett, Youlonda FitzGerald (all Denton)

Making Lemonade for Adjunct Faculty,” The Department Chair, 31(4):7


Shazia Ahmed, Juliet Spencer (Denton)

Why You Should Be a Selfish Instructor,” Faculty Focus, March 5, 2021


Akshaya Arva, Yasar Arfat Kasu, Jennifer Duncan and Mosleh Alkhatatbeh (students), Christopher Brower (Denton)

“The Ligand of Ate1 is intrinsically disordered and participates in nucleolar phase separation regulated by Jumonji Domain Containing 6,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2021 Jan 5, 118 (1) e2015887118; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2015887118


Parul Varma, Zane Lybrand (Denton), Mariah Antopia, Jenny Hsieh

“Novel targets of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein in human fetal brain development suggest early pregnancy vulnerability,” Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2021 Jan 21;14:614680, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.614680




Derek Crews (Denton)

Mastering Human Resource Management,” FlatWorld, ISBN (Digital): 978-1-4533-9708-4


English, Speech & Foreign Languages


Gretchen Busl (Denton)

What Speculative Fiction and Possible Worlds Theory Taught Me about Grief,” Tor.com, April 27, 2021.


Jackie Hoermann-Elliott (Denton)

Writing to Live,” Fort Worth Weekly, April 14, 2021


Jackie Hoermann-Elliott (Denton)

Going All in on OER,” Faculty Focus, March 17, 2021


Angela Mooney (Denton)

Representation of the guerrilheira in contemporary Brazilian literature: a territory of disputes, repetitions, and erasures,” Olho d’água, São José do Rio Preto, v. 12, n. 2, p. 32-50.




Jonathan Olsen (Denton)

The Left Party in Superwahljahr 2021,” DIE LINKE, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, April 28, 2021


Literacy & Learning


Mandy Stewart (Denton), Ale Babino

On Saluting and Resisting Like Unseen Immigrant Women Changemakers for International Women’s Day,” Latino Rebels, March 8, 2021




Ellina Grigorieva (Denton) Editor

Special issue on “Optimal Control Theory,” MDPI Games Journal


Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies


AnaLouise Keating (Denton)

Nepantla Lessons for Transformation,” Ofrenda Magazine, March 2021, Issue 02




Ivy Poon, Felicia Skelton, Lena Bean, Dominique Guinn, Terica Jemerson, Ngozi Mbue (Houston), Creaque Charles, Uche Anadu Ndefo

Building Community-Engaged Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Improve Medication Management in Elderly Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions,” Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, Vol. 8, Issue 2


Linda Denke (adjunct, Dallas), Nole Schrum (adjunct, Dallas), and Yen Munoz

A Kenyan Village As An Innovative Learning Environment,” Journal of Christian Nursing, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2021


Wyona Freysteinson (Houston), Tania Celia (Houston), Heidi Gilroy, Kimberly Gonzalez

“The experience of nursing leadership in a crisis: A hermeneutic phenomenological study,” Journal of Nursing Management, https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13310


Courtney Stanley Sundin, Kendall Rigg, Kathleen Ellis (Houston)

Maternal Sepsis: Presentation, Course, Treatment, and Outcomes,” MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000712. Advance online publication. 


Judith Paice, Dorothy Wholihan, Constance Dahlin, William Rosa, Polly Mazanec, Carol Long, Cheryl Thaxton (Dallas), Kelly Greer

Palliative Nursing: The Core of COVID-19 Care,” Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 23(1), 6-8


Linda Merritt (Dallas)

An Integrative Review of Fathers’ Needs in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, January/March 2021, Volume 35, Number 1, pages 79-91


Lidia Pardell-Dominguez, Patrick Palmieri (adjunct, Houston), Karen Dominguez-Cancino, Doriam Camacho-Rodriguez, Joan Edwards (Houston), Jean Watson, Juan Leyva-Moral

The meaning of postpartum sexual health for women living in Spain: a phenomenological inquiry,” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2021) 21:92


Jodi Behr (Houston), Diane Wardell, Cathy Rozmus, Rebecca Casarez

Prevention Strategies for Neonatal Skin Injury in the NICU,” Neonatal Network, 39(6), 321-329


Marie Tietze (Dallas), Shelley Hawkins (Dallas), Devin McElreath

"Telehealth and Nursing Education: Remote Patient Monitoring Clinical Site Application," Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Jan. 2021, p. 4-5


Wyona Freysteinson (Houston), Lowine Sarbacker, Laura Gobeli, Kimberly Tristan, Mary Ann Esquela, Charles Wellington, Kimberly Egan Gonzalez, Virginia Becky Thayer, Paul E. Yeatts (CRDA, Denton)

Educating Nurses on Supported Mirror Viewing for Patients After Amputation and Other Visible Disfigurements,” Rehabilitation Nursing, Vol. 46, Issue 1, p. 43-51


June Kelsick, Wyona Freysteinson (Houston), Anne Young, Rachelle Nurse (Houston)

Experiences of Viewing Self in the Mirror for Men and Women with Dementia as Perceived by their Caregivers: A Phenomenological Study,” Applied Nursing Research


Nutrition and Food Sciences


Antonio Miranda (doctoral merit scholar, Denton), Claudia Sanchez (teacher education, Denton), David Garcia, Cynthia Warren (Denton)

(Forthcoming) Dichos & Diabetes: Literary Devices Used by Mexican-Origin Males to Share Their Perspectives on Type 2 Diabetes and Health, Journal of Latinos and Education


Xiaofen Du (Denton), Adriana Muniz (graduate assistant), Joanna Sissons (graduate assistant), Wanyi Wang (Houston), and Shanil Juma (Denton)

Consumer acceptance of egg white partially substituted with mushrooms and mushroom-egg white flavor pairing,” Food Science & Nutrition, Jan. 28, 2021


Physical Therapy


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

Autonomous Walking Program and High-Intensity Inspiratory Muscle Training in Individuals With heart Failure — A Feasibility Study,” Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, April 2021, Vol. 32, Issue 2, p75-83


Susan K. Effgen, Alyssa LaForme Fiss (Dallas)

Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children,” 3rd Edition, F.A. Davis, 2021


Andrew Teare-Ketter, Alyssa LaForme Fiss (Dallas), Jeffrey Ebert

“The Utility of Neuromotor Retraining to Augment Manual Therapy and Vestibular Rehabilitation in a Patient with Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Case Report,” International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 2021;16(1):248-258. doi:10.26603/001c.18823


Martin Rosario (Dallas), Gabriel Gines, Leah Jamison (alumna)

(Forthcoming) “Motor and Cardiovascular Distinctions among genders in Hispanic-Latinx People Living with HIV,” International Journal of Physiotherapy


Martin Rosario (Dallas), Abigail Schacherl, Gayle Bevers, Kendra Longoria and Abigail Versemann (Dallas PT students)

(Forthcoming) “Ankle Complex Neuromuscular Coordination Variation in People Living with HIV,” International Journal of Physiotherapy


Martin Rosario (Dallas), Aleena Jose (Dallas PT student), Lara Davis (Houston), Flavia Bayron

(Forthcoming) “Physical Activity Preserve an Adequate Balance Profile in Active Hispanic-Latino Older Adults Participating in a Community Center,” International Journal of Physiotherapy


Registrar's Office


Kendal Dickson (registrar’s office, Denton)

(Forthcoming) “Whispers Through the Pines,” Olympia Publishers, ISBN : 978-1-78830-903-5




Philip Yang (Denton) and Jonbita Prost (sociology PhD student)

Trends in Attitudes of Whites, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics toward Intermarriage in the Twenty-First Century,” Societies 2021, 11(1), 21


Tyrone C. Cheng and Celia C. Lo (Denton)

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


Tyrone C. Cheng and Celia C. Lo (Denton)

(Forthcoming) “Citizenship Status and Restrictive Policies Affect Participation in TANF,” Social Work Research


Jessica Adame (graduate assistant), Celia C. Lo (Denton) and Tyrone C. Cheng

“Ethnicity and Self-Reported Depression among Hispanic Immigrants in the U.S.,” Community Mental Health Journal


Teacher Education


Maria B. Peterson-Ahmad (Denton) and Randa G. Keeley (Denton)

Five Ways to Engage Students in an Online Learning Environment,” Faculty Focus, Jan. 27, 2021