Faculty, staff publications highlighted — July-September 2023

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 July-September 2023. Names of TWU faculty/staff/students are in bold.

Note: Information on publications should be submitted no later than one month following the publication date.




Bhoomi Madhu (PhD graduate), Mohammed Farhan Lakdawala (PhD graduate),, and Tina Gumienny, PhD (all Denton)

The DBL-1/TGF-β signaling pathway tailors behavioral and molecular host responses to a variety of bacteria in Caenorhabditis elegans,” eLife


Anne Davenport (PhD alumna), DiAnna Hynds, PhD (Denton), et al

G1P3/IFI6, an interferon stimulated protein, promotes the association of RAB5+ endosomes with mitochondria in breast cancer cells,” Cell Biology International


Dayna Averitt, PhD (Denton), et al.

Biological function of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs): a review of the field,” Molecular Biology Reports


Prapti Mody, PhD (alumna), Kelsey Marvin (undergraduate student), DiAnna Hynds, PhD, and Laura Hanson, PhD (all Denton)

Cytomegalovirus infection induces Alzheimer’s disease-associated alterations in tau,” Journal of NeuroVirology


Paramita Basu, PhD (alumna); Camelia Maier, PhD (Denton); Dayna Averitt, PhD (Denton); Arpita Basu

NLR family pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasomes and peripheral neuropathic pain - Emphasis on microRNAs (miRNAs) as important regulators,” European Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 955, 175901


Ann M. Davis, PhD, and Shazia Ahmed, PhD (both Denton)

Let’s Take a Poll: Working Towards a More Equitable Classroom,” Faculty Focus, July 7, 2023




Derek Crews, EdD (Denton)

Principles of Talent Development,” FlatWorld textbook publisher


Shelia Hyde, PhD, Marla White (both Denton), Wendy Casper, PhD

What about Me? When Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Result in Unintended Consequences,” The Global Human Resource Management Casebook, 3rd Edition


Mahesh S. Raisinghani, PhD (Denton), et al.

(Forthcoming) “Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease based on Cloud-based Deep Learning Paradigm,” Diagnostics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence, MDPI Publishers, e-ISSN 2075-4418


Mahesh S. Raisinghani, PhD (Denton), et al.

“The Future of Cloud Computing: Implications for Theory and Practice,” Journal of Research in Business Information Systems


Zhen Li, PhD (Denton), Elodie Gentina, Virginie Maille

“The Complex Relationship between Creativity and Consumer Ethics Depending on Endemic Corruption in Emerging and Developed Countries,” Journal of Consumer Behaviour


Fernanda Muniz, PhD, and Andrea Bennett, PhD (both Denton)

Chapter, “Barbie: The Original Brand Activist,” selected for inclusion in #Hashtag Barbie: Social Media and Mattel’s Celebrity Doll, part of a two-volume collection that will examine Barbie’s significance.


Elodie Gentina, Virginie Maille, Zhen Li, PhD (Denton)

A cross-cultural study of nomophobia among Brazilian, Chinese, French, and U.S. Gen Z teens: The role of materialism,” Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology


Child Development/Child Life


Dimple Vadgama, PhD (Denton)

Chapter, “Multigenerational households and intergenerational relationships in Asian American families,” Handbook of Asian American Families




Jackie Hoermann-Elliott, PhD (English, Denton), Tanisha Johnson (Dual Enrollment Programs, Denton), and Jorge Figueroa, PhD (Curriculum and Strategic Initiatives, Denton)

Dual Credit at Your Doorstep: What You Need to Know,”  Faculty Focus


Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling


Zlata Stankovic-Ramirez, PhD (alumna) and Brigitte Vittrup, PhD (Denton)

Prekindergarten Teachers’ Perspectives on Classroom Environments and Barriers to Optimal Learning Spaces,” Early Childhood Education Journal


Literacy and Learning


Lin Moore, PhD (Denton), Salwa Al-Harbi, PhD (alumna), and Sandra Morales, PhD (adjunct, alumna)

“Will You Be My Friend? Play Matters for Children’s Friendships,” Early Years, the Journal of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children


Ale Babino, PhD (Denton)

“Named, Unnamed, and Coded Oppressions: Applying Intersectionality to Dual Language Bilingual Education Programs,” an invited chapter in The Handbook of Dual Language Bilingual Education


Ale Babino, PhD (Denton), Kimberly Muñoz

Caminos de convivencia: a comparative case study of bilingual preservice teachers' biliteracies development,” Bilingual Research Journal


Mandy Stewart, PhD (Denton) and Holly Genova

Emergent Bilinguals Want to Go to College. You Can Help Them,” Education Week, July 12, 2023




Evgenii Khailov and Ellina Grigorieva, PhD (Denton)

Optimal Melanoma Treatment Protocols for a Bilinear Control Model,” Mathematics, 11(15), 3289




Jayne Dunlap, DNP, PhD (Houston)

(Accepted for publication) “Asking for Resources for Nurse Practitioner Education,” The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Manuscript is an adaptation of Dunlap’s first ELO program assignment in course taught by Jerry Ausburn, EdD (Teacher Education, Denton)


Mikyoung Lee, PhD (Dallas), et al. Data Science Implementation Trends in Nursing Practice: A Review of the 2021 Literature, Applied Clinical Informatics, 14(3), 585-503


Catherine Mbango, PhD (Houston), et al.

Recommendations to improve maternal health equity among Black women in ‘The South’: A position paper from the SNRS minority health research interest & implementation group,” Research in Nursing & Health, 1–5


Mikyoung Lee, PhD (Dallas), Suzanne S. Prevost, Linda D. Scott, George Zangaro.

Support for doctoral nursing students in PhD programs in the United States. Journal of Professional Nursing, Vol 46, 223-230


Joicy B Thomas, Mikyoung Lee, PhD (Dallas)

Factors influencing the transition of foreign-educated nurses to the US healthcare setting: A systematic review. International Nursing Review, July, 1-17


Brenda Moore, PhD (Houston), Mikyoung Lee, PhD (Dallas), Laura Kubin, PhD (Dallas), Joy Spadachene(Denton), Kathleen Ellis, PhD (Houston, former faculty)

Nursing student outcomes in a flipped classroom: Attendance matters.Teaching and Learning in Nursing, Vol 18, Issue 3, 446-449


Stella Dike (PhD alumna); Sandra Cesario, PhD; Ann Malecha, PhD; Rachelle Nurse, PhD (former faculty) (all faculty Houston)

An Education Intervention to Increase Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Confidence and Acceptability: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” Oncology Nursing Forum, 50(4), 423-436


Suzanne Gillson (PhD alumna); Wyona Freysteinson, PhD; Sabrenda Littles, PhD; Sandra Cesario, PhD (all faculty Houston)

Caring in nursing education: the role of the educator,” International Journal for Human Caring, Vol. 27, Issue 2


Jeniffer Dolinta and Wyona Freysteinson, PhD (Houston)

Factors that influence nurse managers’ intent to leave: An integrative literature review,” Nursing Management, 54(7):p 32-42, July 2023




Kavitha Shankar (PhD student, Houston), Derek Miketinas, PhD (Houston), et al.

Investigating the Role of Nutrition in Enhancing Immunity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Twitter Text-Mining Analysis,” Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol. 25


Occupational Therapy


Alicia Lohmann, OTD (Houston), Wayne Brewer, PhD (Physical Therapy, Houston), Stacy Flynn, DPT (Houston), and Rebecca Aulbach, PhD (College of Nursing, retired)

(Accepted for publication) “A Simulated Hospital Experience Between Allied Health and Nursing — Impact on Self-Efficacy Beliefs for Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration,” Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning




Christian Hart, PhD (Denton) and Drew A. Curtis, PhD

Big Liars: What Psychological Science Tells Us About Lying and How You can Avoid Being Duped,” American Psychological Association Press