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Faculty/staff presentations highlighted — April-June 2023

Texas Woman's University faculty and staff extend the prestige and reputation of the university through their presentations at international, national and regional conferences. Here is a sampling of their work reported April through June 2023.

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




Tina L. Gumienny, PhD (Denton) presented a poster titled “Characterizing the genetic and physical interaction of the DBL-1/BMP signaling pathway with BLMP-1/BLIMP1 transcription regulator in Caenorhabditis elegans” at the 24th International C. elegans Conference, held June 24–28 in Glasgow, Scotland. She also was lead poster judge organizer with two other faculty, organizing 182 poster judges who assessed 333 presenters and determined 34 award winners.


College of Professional Education


Faculty and students presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, held April 13-16 in Chicago. See the full list of presenters.


Health Studies


Joshua Gold, PhD, (Denton) was one of two panelists at the “Facing the DFW Health Crisis” event presented May 18 by the Alliance for Healthcare Innovation.


Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership


Meriam Aissa, a post doctoral research associate in the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership, will be among presenters of a Short Course: Gender Equality Machinery in the Age of Disinformation and Democratic Reversal, at the 2023 APSA (American Political Science Association) Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The event is scheduled Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 in Los Angeles.


Library & Information Studies


Ling Hwey Jeng, PhD, (Denton) presented “In the Shoes of the Community: The Person-Centered Approach in Public Service” at the Texas Library Association 2023 Annual Conference, held April 22 in Austin.


Marriage & Family Therapy


Jaida Pryor (student), Nauseen Qureshi (student, COPE academic advisor), Zahra Somani (student), Adam Jones, PhD, and Rebecca Lucero Jones, PhD, (all Denton) presented at the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) Congress in Malaga, Spain.




Ellina Grigorieva, PhD (mathematics)  hosted a special SS 20 session, “Control and Optimization: New Developments and Applications,” at the 13th AIMS (American Institute of Mathematics) International Conference, held May 31-June 4 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Grigorieva also presented a 30-minute talk, “Optimizing an adaptive melanoma treatment protocol.”


Ellina Grigorieva, PhD (Denton) presented “On one minimization problem for a bilinear controlled model of melanoma treatment” at the Special Session on Mathematical Methods in Evolution and Medicine of the American Mathematical Society Meeting. The event took place May 6-7 at California State University, Fresno.




Mikyoung Lee, PhD (Dallas) provided two distinguished invited speeches at a workshop held June 13 at Kyungpook National University in South Korea. The topics were “Trends and Issues in Nursing Informatics Research” and “Graduate Nursing Education: Present and Future.”


Susan Quisenberry, DNP (Dallas) co-presented an American Association of Nurse Practitioner podcast, “Ankylosing Spondylitis: Early Recognition and Diagnosis in Primary Care.”


Wyona Freysteinson, PhD, (Houston) presented at the International Nursing Webinar on Women’s Health, “Supportive Mirror Viewing: Theory, Indications, and Practice," hosted May 29 by the Kerman University of Medical Science, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Nursing Research Center in Kerman, Iran. Freysteinson’s virtual presentation was titled “A synopsis of Development of the Neurocognition Mirror Viewing Theory.”


Physical Therapy


Suh-Jen Lin, PhD; Isabelle Marshall (DPT student); Melissa Lopez (DPT student); Merri L. Johnson, DPT; Jennifer Roos (PhD student); and Dale Anderle, DPT, (Dallas) had an abstract accepted by the conference of World Physiotherapy Congress, scheduled June 2-4 in Dubai, UAE




Kelli Weaver (alumna) and Adam Kuentzel (student) conducted a poster presentation, “Women in the Workforce: A Mixed-Method Analysis of Salary Negotiation and Tokenism,” at the Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, held March 31-April 2 in Frisco. Additional co-authors include Hala Issa (student), Gillian Bumgarner (student), Gabrielle Smith, PhD (Denton), Paul Yeatts, PhD (Center for Research Design & Analysis, Denton), and Jason Lambert, PhD (Business, Denton)