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Faculty, staff publications highlighted — January-March 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, January-March 2023. Names of TWU faculty/staff/students are bolded.

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




A textbook — Mastering Human Resource Management — by Derek Crews, EdD, (Denton) has been approved for a second edition, scheduled for release in 2024. The textbook has been adopted by 62 universities spanning 25 states, Canada, Germany and Ukraine.


Human Development, Family Studies and Counseling


Hongshan Shao, PhD, (Denton) along with collaborators from other universities, published an article in the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. 

Prosek, E.A., Diaz, A.M., Shao, H. et al. Envy and Self-Worth as Predictors of Social Media Misuse Among U.S. College Students. Int J Adv Counselling (2023).


Literacy and Learning


Lin Moore, PhD (Denton) and Jose Lema (PhD alumnus)

“Teachers’ Knowledge about Mathematical Development in Numbers and Operations in Prekindergarten Classrooms,” National Association of African American Studies Monograph


Ale Babino, PhD, (Denton) with collaborators, published a chapter - "You Can’t Be a Teacher Teaching Talking Like That: Decolonizing Raciolinguistic Identities for Teachers of Color."

Calderon-Berumen, F., Babino, A., & Caldera, A. (2023). "Chapter 5 You Can’t Be a Teacher Teaching Talking Like That". In From Being Woke to Doing #theWork. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi:


Ale Babino, PhD, and Mandy Stewart, PhD, (both Denton) had an article published. 

Babino, A. and Stewart, M. (2023). Whose Bilingualism Counts? Juxtaposing the Sanctioned and Subaltern Languaging of Two Dual Language Teachers, Journal of Language, Identity & Education, DOI: 10.1080/15348458.2023.2169697




Ellina Grigorieva (Denton) is the guest editor for the special issue of MDPI journal Mathematics. The special issue is titled “Optimal Control Theory and Its Applications in Medical and Biological Sciences.”




Emily McAllister, Kendrick Clack, Tanieka Davis, Mikyoung Lee, PhD (Dallas)

“Exploring the vulnerabilities of Texas counties with the highest COVID-19 mortality rates,” Texas Public Health Association Journal


Sabrina Pickens, PhD (Houston)

Chapter on elder abuse, Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults, 3rd Edition


Rebecca Schultz, PhD, (Houston) et al.

PAK1 c.1409 T > a (p. Leu470Gln) de novo variant affects the protein kinase domain, leading to epilepsy, macrocephaly, spastic quadriplegia, and hydrocephalus: Case report and review of the literature,” American Journal of Medical Genetics


Ngozi Mbue, PhD (Houston) and Wanyi Wang, PhD (CRDA, Houston)

Nurses’ experience with chronic foot pain and their job-the National Science Foundation foot health survey,” Heliyon, Vol. 9, Issue 3


Harriet Omondi and Wyona Freysteinson, PhD (Houston)

Response to the letter to the editor: The mirror and obesity: A systematic review on the effects of mirror exposure on behaviour and obese individuals,” Journal of Clinical Nursing


Tracy Tyner and Wyona Freysteinson, PhD (Houston)

The mirror viewing experience of women undergoing a mastectomy: An integrative review,” Journal of Advanced Nursing


Catherine Mbango, PhD (Houston)

Incorporating global and cultural competencies in nursing education,” Nursing 53(2), p 15-17, February 2023


Anna Le, Mikyoung Lee, PhD (Dallas), Jennifer Wilson, DNP (Dallas)

“Nursing handoff education: An integrative literature review,” Nursing Education in Practice, Vol. 68


Rebecca Schultz, PhD (Houston) et al

Project ECHO telementoring program in epilepsy for school nurses,” Epilepsy & Behavior


School of Library and Information Studies


Vyacheslav Zavalin, PhD (Denton) had a refereed journal article published.

Zavalin, V. (2023). Exploration of Subject and Genre Representation in Bibliographic Metadata Representing Works of Fiction for Children and Young Adults, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2023.2175403.




Philip Yang (Denton) and Michaela LaNay Wilson (sociology PhD student) 

Yang, P and Wilson, M. (2023, February 7). “Explaining Personal and Public Pro-Environmental Behaviors.” Sci, 5(1), 6.


Teacher Education


Gina Anderson, EdD, and Sarah McMahan, PhD (both Denton) had a book chapter published.

Anderson, G., McMahan, S., and Bush, B. (2023). Using data to inform program changes and foster stakeholder relationships. In Gorowara, C. C., Brownstein, E. M., and Wall, T. (Eds.), Effectively using data for educator preparation program improvement. Information Age Publishing.


Aimee Myers, PhD (Denton)

Myers, A. (2023, January 19). “Weaving the fabric of shared experience: Immigrant and refugee students engaged in visual Testimonio.” Frontiers in Education, 8(Sec. Language, Culture and Diversity).


TWU Libraries


Veronica Popp (PhD alumna), Susan Whitmer (Denton), Amanda Zerangue (Denton)

Suffrage in Texas Expanded: A History Uncovered Project,” Texas Library Journal, Winter 2022, p. 27-29