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Faculty, staff publications highlighted — May-August 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 May-August 2021. Names of TWU faculty/staff/students are bolded.




Kaitlin Branch, Erica Garcia (graduate assistant, Denton), Yin Maggie Chen, Matthew McGregor, Mikayla Min, Rachel Prosser, Natalie Whitney, Juliet Spencer (Denton)

Productive Infection of Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines with Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV),” Pathogens, 10(6), 641


Chemistry & Biochemistry


Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan (Denton), Sasan Esmaili, Andrew Bass, Michael Huels, Leon Sanche

Chemical transformation of molecular ices containing N2O and C2D2 by low energy electrons: New chemical species of astronomical interest,” The Journal of Chemical Physics, Volume 154, Issue 22


Dental Hygiene


Deborah Testerman (Denton) and Leslie Koberna (Denton)

Simulating the Classroom Experience with Zoom,” Faculty Focus, May 24


English, Speech & Foreign Languages


Angela Mooney (adjunct, Denton)

"Ela se faz presente: Construindo subjetividades em Um passaporte húngaro, Elena e Os dias com ele," Hispania, vol. 104 no. 2, 2021, p. 227-239.


J. Logan Smilges (English, Denton)

Pride Feelings,” Disability Visibility Project blog, July 7. 2021


Angela Rodriguez Mooney (Denton)

A ressignificação da corporeidade da mulher negra em Becos da memória, de Conceição Evaristo,” Veredas: Revista da Associação Internacional de Lusitanistas, no. 33, 2021, p. 31-47


Mathematics and Computer Science


Jörg Waltje (Center for Faculty Excellence, Denton) and Ann Wheeler (Denton)

“Three Mathematicians Walk into a Classroom … Counting on Humor to Teach Well,” book chapter in “Teaching Mathematics With a Sense of Humor,” Curious Academic Publishing


S. Ghosh, A.N. Chatterjee, P.K. Roy, N. Grigorenko, E. Khailov, and Ellina Grigorieva (Denton)

Mathematical Modeling and Control of the Cell Dynamics in Leprosy,” Computational Mathematics and Modeling, Vol. 32, No. 1


Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics, Denton), Evgenii Khailov, Andrei Korobeinikov

Optimal quarantine-related strategies for COVID-19 control models,” Studies in Applied Mathematics, May 25, 2021




Kathryn L. Evans, Danielle Woolery (music, Denton)

5 Tips to Make Yourself Marketable as a Music Educator,” National Association for Music Education, July 22, 2021


Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies


Agatha Beins (Denton)

“Films for the Feminist Classroom,” Issue 10.2




Denise McNulty (adjunct, Houston)

Creating a Model for Mindfulness in Nursing Professional Development Using Concept Analysis,” Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 37(4), 200-205


Wyona Freysteinson (Houston), Rebecca Keele (Denton), Paul Yeatts (CRDA, Denton), Denika Douglas, Kristin Reeves, Tania Celia (Houston), Sandy Crisp, Kimberly Gonzalez (PhD student, Houston), and Jinlan Du (IT Solutions, Houston)

Development and validation of the mirror image comfort and avoidance scale (MICAS),” Disability and Rehabilitation, Aug. 8, 2021


William Rosa, Kristin Levoy, Vanessa Battista, Constance Dahlin, Cheryl Thaxton (Dallas), Kelly Greer

Using the Nurse Coaching Process to Support Bereaved Staff During the COVID-19 Crisis,” Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, June 2, 2021


Mari Tietze (Dallas), Susan McBride

Robotics and the Impact on Nursing Practice: Case Study and Pilot Site Analyses,” Nursing World, American Nurses Association


Nutrition and Food Sciences


Francilia Brito Silva (graduate assistant, Denton), Dawn Osborn (student, Denton), Meghan Owens (work study, Houston), Tracie Kirkland (nursing adjunct, Houston), Carolyn Moore (Houston), Mindy Patterson (Houston), Wesley Tucker (Houston), Derek Miketinas (Denton), and Kathleen Davis (Denton)

Influence of COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions on College Students’ Dietary Quality and Experience of the Food Environment,” Nutrients, 13(8), 2790


Occupational Therapy


Casey Walker (graduate student, Denton), Angela Shierk and Heather Roberts (Denton)

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy in Infants and Toddlers with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Scoping Review,” Occupational Therapy in Health Care, Aug. 2, 2021


Vidya Pingale, Tina Fletcher (Dallas), Catherine Candler, Noralyn Pickens (Dallas), and Karen Dunlap (teacher education, Denton)

Effects of Sensory Diets: A Single Subject Study,” Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, July 12, 2021


Tina Fletcher (Dallas), Emily Wiskera, Lynda Wilbur, and Natalie Garcia (graduate research assistant, Dallas)

The sensory totes programme: sensory-friendly autism program innovations designed to meet COVID-19 challenges,” World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, June 28, 2021


Tina Fletcher and Linda Barnett (Dallas)

“Kente-Style Liturgical Stoles,” Handwoven magazine, September/October 2021 (Purchase required to read article.)


Physical Therapy


Shih-Chiao Tseng (Houston) and her DPT student research group: Kristine M. Hoerth, Anh-Tu A. Nguyen and Daniel Perales

Originally published June 26, 2020, "Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Enhances Retention of Visuomotor Stepping Skills in Healthy Adults" was selected to be featured in the Motor Neuroscience Editor’s Pick 2021 article collection.


Psychology & Philosophy





Philip Q. Yang (Denton)

Race, Gender, and Perceived Employment Discrimination,” Journal of Black Studies, 52(5): 5009-527


Philip Q. Yang (Denton) and Erica Leone (sociology PhD student)

Are Older People Really Happier Than Younger People?,” The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology, 13(1)


Jesse Patrick (alumnus) and Philip Q. Yang (Denton)

Health Insurance Coverage before and after the Affordable Care Act in the USA,” Sci, Volume 3, Issue 2