Faculty Achievements

Stay tuned for our 2022 Updates soon! Meanwhile enjoy our 2021 contributions.

This year, Ursinus faculty published books and peer-reviewed articles, won prestigious fellowships, exhibited and performed creative works, and conducted research that contributed to the development of new knowledge. Just a sampling of that work appears below.

Grants and Fellowships

This year faculty applied for grants and fellowships in a wide range of fields—from Latin American Studies to Education, from Biology and Chemistry to Art and Art History. See a list of faculty grant and fellowship applications here

Publications and Dissemination of Scholarly and Creative Work

Anthropology and Sociology

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Jonathan Clark Journal article

Attentional Deviance

Environmental Humanities  
Lauren Wynne Book

Predictable Pleasures: Food and Pursuit of Balance in Rural Yucatán

Lauren Wynne Journal Article ‘Just Right’: Balance, tranquility, and drunkenness in rural Yucatán Global Public Health View

Art and Art History

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David Aipperspach Magazine Article Woodmere Annual is your chance to see how Philly artists see the world right this instant Philadelphia Inquirer
David Aipperspach Journal Article David Aipperspach Maake Journal, issue 9 View
David Aipperspach Exhibition Exhibition announcement and press release for “Slow Burn” John H. Baker Gallery at West Chester University  
Deborah Barkun Article Guided Walk Through the Contemporary Sublime: Shannon Leah Collis’s Kiewa,”In Retrospect Ten Years, Ten Months, Ten Artists, Ten Writers View
Deborah Barkun Article / Podcast Contemporary Psyche On View In Venice Art Biennale Fresh Art Intl. View

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Anthony Lobo, Mark Ellison Journal Article Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Nanographene Oxide to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance in Tetracycline-Resistant Escherichia coli

Student collaborators: Jordan A. Carver, Audrey L. Simpson, Ria P. Rathi, Nerica Normil, Amy G. Lee, Madison D. Force, Katherine A. Fiocca, Christopher E. Maley, Kara M. DiJoseph, Abigail L. Goldstein, Amin A. Attari, Haley L. O’Malley, Jaclyn G. Zaccaro, Noel M. McCampbell, Christina A. Wentz, Jessica E. Long, Steven L. DiStefano, Holly M. Yost, Brandon L. Greyson, Emily A. Cid, Kyumin Lee, Codi J. Yhap, Brittany E. Banks, Regan B. Newman, Jailene Rodriguez, Alix T. Segil, Justin A. Siberski
CS Applied Nano Materials PDF


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Rebecca Roberts Web Content Evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 proteome in three dimensions (3D) during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic   VIEW
Rebecca Roberts Journal Article Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by the Biochemistry Authentic Scientific Inquiry lab (BASIL) CURE Consortium: Reflections and a Case Study on the Switch to Remote Learning Journal of Chemical Education VIEW
Rebecca Roberts Journal Article Meeting Report: BioMolViz workshops for developing assesments of biomolecular visual literacy  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education  
Rebecca Roberts Web Content

A biochemistry professor and two students navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

Student collaborators: Stephanie Chell, Christine Heren

Rebecca Roberts Web Content BASIL – Biochemistry Authentic Scientific Inquiry Lab Basil Biochem View
Rebecca Roberts Web Content Flexible Implementation of the BASIL CURE Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education PDF
Rebecca Roberts Web Content CURE Sustainability – Themes of sustainability of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) CURE View
Rebecca Roberts Journal Article Attending a conference when you don’t have a budget ASBMB Today View
Rebecca Roberts Journal Article The surprising comfort of learning objectives ASBMB Today View
Carlita Favero Journal Article

Moderate prenatal alcohol exposure increases total length of L1-expressing axons in E15.5 mice. 

Student contributors: Avery Sicher, Shannon Kiss, Paige Springmann, Karen Herrera, Abigail McElroy, Kelsey Blake, Emily Crocker, Christa Jacob, McKayla Lefkove, Myla Cramer, Allysen Henriksen, Josef Novacek, Jenna Severa, Justin Siberski, Emily Thomas. 

Journal of Neurotoxicology and Teratology   
Carlita Favero Journal Article

White matter abnormalities in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Focus on axon growth and guidance.

Student contributors: Erin Matthews, Kevyn Dewees, Deborah Diaz

Experimental Biology and Medicine  
Jennifer Round Journal Article

Identification of MAGUK scaffold proteins as intracellular binding partners of synaptic adhesion protein Slitrk2

Student contributors: Connor Loomis, Aliyah Stephens

Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience  
Rebecca Lyczak Journal Article

Interaction between the WEE-1.3 kinase and the PAM-1 aminopeptidase in oocute maturation and the early C. elegans embryo

Student contributors: Dorothy Benton, Eva Jaegar, Arielle Kilner, Ashley Kimble, Emily Schleicher, Kaiden Power, Danielle Uibel, Carice Eisele

Corey Straub Journal Article Host Plants resistance promotes a secondary pest population Ecosphere View


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Seamus Mulryan Journal article Among All Socratics, Is there a Single Socrates? Irony, Aporia, and the Cultivation of Courage Philosophy of Education View


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Meredith Goldsmith Book chapter Wharton’s Wayward Girls The New Edith Wharton Studies  
Kara McShane and Alvin Grissom Journal article Gower as Data: Exploring the Application of Machine Learning to Gower’s Middle English Corpus Gower Shorts PDF

Environmental Studies

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Denise Finney Journal article Predicting Cover Crop Nitrogen Content with a Handheld Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Meter Agricultural & Enivronmental Letters PDF
Patrick Hurley Book chapter User-oriented urban open space governance and management Urban Open Space Governance and Management PDF
Richard Wallace Journal article Confronting anxiety and despair in environmental studies and sciences: an analysis and guide for students and faculty Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences View
Richard Wallace Journal article Improving the integration of restoration and conservation in marine and coastal ecosystems: Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon disaster BioScience View

Health and Exercise Physiology

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Catherine Van de Ruit Journal article Unintended consequences of community health worker programs in South Africa Qualitative Health Research View
Catherine Van de Ruit Journal article Clinical teams’ experiences of crowding in public emergency centres in Cape Town, South Africa African Journal of Emergency Medicine View


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Johanna Mellis Journal article From Defectors to Cooperators: The Impact of 1956 on Athletes, Sport Leaders and Sport Policy in Socialist Hungary Contemporary European History View
Johanna Mellis Podcast Sport in History Podcast 34 Sport in History Podcast Listen
Edward Onaci Book Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State    
Susanna Throop Book chapter Not cruelty but piety’: Circumscribing European crusading violence Chapter 20 in The Cambridge World History of Violence, Vol. II 500-1500 CE View

Mathematics and Computer Science

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Nicholas Scoville Book Discrete Morse Theory American Mathematical Society  
Christopher Sadowski Journal article Principal subspaces of twisted modules for certain lattice vertex operator algebras International Journal of Mathematics PDF
Christopher Sadowski Journal article Permutation orbifolds of Virasoro vertex algebras and W-algebras Journal of Algebra  
Christopher Sadowski Journal article Principal subspaces of twisted modules for certain lattice vertex operator algebras International Journal of Mathematics  
Christopher Tralie Research DA-TACOS: A Dataset For Cover Song Identification And Understanding   View
Christopher Tralie Conference Publication

Hyperparameter Optimization of Topological Features for Machine Learning Applications

18th IEEE International Conference On Machine Learning And Applications (ICMLA).

Kara McShane and Alvin Grissom Journal article Gower as Data: Exploring the Application of Machine Learning to Gower’s Middle English Corpus Gower Shorts PDF

Modern Languages

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Chisu Teresa Ko Journal article Self-Orientalism and Inter-imperiality in Anna Kazumi Stahl’s Flores de un solo día Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies View


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Thomas Carroll Journal article Time Dependence of Few-Body Förster Interactions among Ultracold Rydberg Atoms Physical Review Letters 124 PDF
Thomas Carroll Journal article Perturbed field ionization for improved state selectivity Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics PDF
Lewis Riley Journal article

UCGretina geant4 Stimulation of the GRETINA Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array

Student Contributors: M.L. Agiorgousis, S.D. Gregory, E.B. Haldeman, L.R. Jarvis, E.D. Lawson-John, B. Roberts, B.V. Sadler, C.G. Stine.

Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A  
Casey Schwarz Journal article

Advances in femtosecond laser processing of optical material for device applications

International Journal of Applied Glass Science  
Casey Schwarz Journal article

Structurally and morphologically engineered chalcogenide materials for optical and photonic devices

Student contributor: Quentin Altemose

Journal of Optical Microsystems  
Casey Schwarz Journal article

Gentle Method for Removing Metal and Restoring Function after Scanning Electron MIcroscopy

Journal of Micro/Nanopatterning, Materials, and Metrology  
Casey Schwarz Journal article

Processing and properties of novel ZnO-Bi2O3-B2O3 glass-ceramic nanocomposites

Student contributors: Quentin Altemose, Katrina Raichle, Brittani Schnable, Mia Truman.

Journal of Alloys and Compounds  
Casey Schwarz

Journal article

Spatial Tailoring of the Refractive Index in Infrared Glass-Ceramic Films Enabled by Direct Laser Writing

Student contributor: Mia Truman



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Sue Lawrence Book The Grieving Child in the Classroom: A guide for School-Based Professionals   View
Terry Winegar Research Social Media Use and Identity During Emerging Adulthood   PDF

Theater and Dance

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Meghan Brodie Journal article Lysistrata, #MeToo, and Consent: A Case Study Theatre Topics, Vol. 29 View
Meghan Brodie   Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust Research Handbook Remember the Women Institute  
Domenick Scudera Play 3 Short Plays