Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements 2007-2008
Scholarly Publications

I. Books

David Bachman (Mathematics)
Advanced Calculus Demystified. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Tracy Biga MacLean (Intercollegiate Media Studies)
Television at the Movies: Cinematic and Critical Responses to American Broadcasting. New York: Continuum Books, 2008. Co-written with Jon Wagner.

Jackie Levering-Sullivan (Writing)
Annie’s War. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books, 2007.

Thomas Poon (Chemistry)
Chemistry (A combined general, organic, and biochemistry textbook). Milton, Queensland, Australia: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., 2008. With co-authors A. Blackman, S. E. Bottle, S. Schmid, M. Mocerino, U. Wille, J. E. Brady, F. Senese, W. H. Brown, J. Olmsted III, and G. M. Williams.

Ron Rubin (History of Ideas)
Silencing the Demon’s Advocate: The Strategy of Descartes’ Meditations. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2008.

Rudi Volti (Sociology)
An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations Continuity and Change in the Twenty-First Century. Pine Forge Press, 2007.

Andre Wakefield (History)
G. W. Leibniz, Protogaea, edited and translated, with an introduction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. With co-author Claudine Cohen.

Emily Wiley (Biology)
 Current Protocols: Essential Laboratory Techniques. Editor. New York: Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2008. With co-author S.R. Gallagher.

Kathleen S. Yep (Sociology and Asian American Studies)
The Dragon’s Child: A Story of Angel Island. New York: Harper Collins, 2008. With co-author Laurence Yep.

Phil Zuckerman (Sociology)
Society Without God. New York: NYU Press, 2008. In addition, a Danish translation of the above entitled Samfund Uden Gud was published in Denmark in Summer 2008.

II. Articles and Book Chapters

Bill Anthes (Art History)
“Learning from Foxwoods: Visualizing the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation,” American Indian Quarterly, vol. 32, n. 2 (Spring 2008).

“Cultural Controversies,” in Andrew Cayton, Richard Sisson, and Chris Zacher (eds.) The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007.

“Native American Art Centers” in The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia.

Jennifer Armstrong (Biology)
“Investigations of CHD1 Function in Transcription and Development of Drosophila melanogaster,” Genetics, vol. 178 (2008). With I.E. McDaniel*, J.M. Lee*, M.S. Berger*, and C.K. Hanagami*. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

“Genetic identification of a network of factors that functionally interact with the nucleosome remodeling ATPase ISWI,” PLoS Genet, vol. 4 (2008). With G. Burgio, G. La Rocca, A. Sala, W. Arancio, D. Di Gesù, M. Collesano, A.S. Sperling*, S.J. van Heeringen, C. Logie, J.W. Tamkun, and D.F. Corona.

“Negotiating the Nucleosome: Factors that allow RNA Polymerase II to elongate through chromatin,” Biochemistry and Cell Biology, vol. 85 (2007).

“Agarose Gel Electrophoresis,” in Sean Gallagher and Emily A. Wiley (eds.) Current Protocols in Essential Laboratory Techniques. New York: Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2008. With J.R. Schulz.

“ISWI Regulates Higher-Order Chromatin Structure and Histone H1 Assembly In Vivo,” PloS Biology, vol. 5 (2007) With D.F.V. Corona, G. Siriaco, N. Snarskya, S.A. McClymont, M.P. Scott and J.W. Tamkun.

Martha Bárcenas-Mooradian (Spanish)
“The Church, Immigrants and a Program in Pomona,” The Tidings (August 2007).

José Calderón (Sociology/ Chicano/a Studies)
“Lessons From An Activist Intellectual: Participatory Research, Teaching, and Learning for Social Change,” in Timothy P. Fong (ed.) Ethnic Studies Research: Approaches and Perspectives. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2008. (Formerly published in Latin American Perspectives 134:31)

“Partnership in Teaching and Learning: Combining Critical Pedagogy with Civic Engagement and Diversity” and “Connecting Classroom Pedagogies to Community-Based Service Learning,” Diversity and Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures, vol. 11, No. 2 (Spring 2008).

“Operation Return to Sender: A Historical Pattern of Immigration Raids,” Relay Socialist Project Journal, Toronto, Canada (July-August 2007).

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Studies)
“The Fine Art of Doodling,” Rock Art Research (May 2008).

Scot Gould (Physics)
“Tensile Properties of Silk from Endemic New Zealand Spiders,” Textile Research Journal (2008). With D. J. Carr, B. Lowe, P.J. Bishop, and B. E. Niven.

Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
“Why Should Historical Truth Matter to Mathematicians?” Bulletin of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, vol. 22 (2007).

Mary E. Hatcher-Skeers (Chemistry)
“31P NMR Investigation of Backbone Dynamics in DNA Binding Sites,” Journal of Physical Chemistry (2008). With Y. Tian, M. Kayatta*, K. Shultis*, A. Gonzalez*, L. J. Mueller. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Studies)
“Gender, Microcredit and Conservation at Caohai: An Attempt to Link Women, Conservation and Development in China,” in Bernadette Resurreccion and Rebecca Elmhirst (eds.) Gender andNatural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions. London: Earthscan, 2008.

“The Post-Collective Village: A Tale of Two Transitions,” World Development (2008).

“Violence in the Marsh: Enclosure, Community Development, and Changing Patterns of Resistance around Caohai Nature Reserve,” in You-tien Hsing and Ching Kwan Lee (eds.) Reclaiming Society: Micro-foundations of Social Activism in China. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Ethel Jorge (Spanish)
“Community-based Spanish Language and Culture Program” in First-Year Civic Engagement: Sound Foundations for College, Citizenship and Democracy. New York: New York Times and The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2007.

Adam Landsberg (Physics)
“Scaling, Renormalization, and Universality in Combinatorial Games,” in A. Dress et al., (eds.) Combinatorial Optimization and Applications. Springer-Verlag, 2007. With E.J. Friedman.

“Nonlinear dynamics in combinatorial games: Renormalizing Chomp,” Chaos, vol.17 (2007) With E.J. Friedman.

Jessica Lawless (Media Studies)
“The Gendercator: Finding my Butch,” Make/Shift: Feminisims in Motion, vol. 3 (Spring/Summer 2008).

“The Gendercator or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the Blogosphere,” Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, vol. 15, Issue 1 (2008).

David Leland (Psychology)
“Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Benefit of Predictive Cueing on Response Inhibition in Stimulant Dependent Individuals,” Biological Psychiatry (January 2008).

Don MacFarlane (Biology)
“Haynes estimates of Poison Dart Frog (Anura: Dendrobatidae) densities in recovering tropical forest habitats, southwestern Costa Rica,” Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 2008. With J.R. Miller.

“An ecologically significant range extension for Hahn’s Short-tailed fruit bat, (Carollia subrufa) from southwestern Costa Rica,” Chiroptera Neotropical, vol. 13 (2)(2007). With K. Christenson.

“Pleistocene depositional history in a periglacial terrane: A 500ka record from Kents Cavern, Devon, United Kingdom,” Geosphere, vol. 3 (2007). With J. Lundberg.

“Spatial and temporal expression of vegetation and atmospheric variability from stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of bat guano in the southern United States,” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 71 (2007). With C. M. Wurster, and M.I. Bird.

Ntongela Masilela (English and World Literature)
“The Dassie and the Hunter: A South African Meeting,” Research in African Literatures, vol. 39 (2) (Summer 2008).

Lee Munroe (Anthropology)
“Comment on Ember and Ember’s ‘Climate, Econiche, and Sexuality: Influences on Sonority in Language,” American Anthropologist, vol. 109 (December 2007). With J.G. Fought.

Adrian Pantoja (Political Studies and Chicano Studies)
“Puerto Rican Exceptionalism?: A Comparative Analysis of Transnational Ties Among Puerto Rican, Mexican, Salvadoran and Dominican Migrants,” Latino Politics: Identity, Mobilization and Representation (August 2007). With Louis DeSipio.

Joseph Parker (IIS/Religious Studies)
“Subjugated Knowledges and Dedisciplinarity in Cultural Studies Pedagogy,” in Ryan Claycomb and Randi Kristensen (eds.) Writing Against the Curriculum: Antidisciplinarity in the Writing and Cultural Studies Classroom, Pedagogy/Activism/Cultural Studies Series. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, 2008.

“Dreaming Gender: Kyogoku School of Japanese Women Poets (Re)Writing the Feminine Subject,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, vol. 27 (2) (2008).

“The Racial and Colonial Politics of the Modern Object of Knowledge: “Cautionary Notes on ‘Scripture’,” in Vincent Wimbush (ed.) Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenonemon. NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008.

Thomas Poon (Chemistry)
“The Reaction of Singlet Oxygen with Enecarbamates: A Mechanistic Playground for Investigating Chemoselectivity, Stereoselectivity and Vibratioselectivity of Photooxidations,” Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 41 (2008). With J. Sivaguru, M.R. Solomon, S. Jockusch, S.G. Bosio, W. Adam, and N. J. Turro.

“Liquidambar styraciflua: a renewable source of shikimic acid,” Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 49 (2008). With L. B. Enrich*, M. L. Scheuermann*, A. Mohadjer*, K. R. Matthias*, C. F. Eller*, M. S. Newman*, and M. Fujinaka*. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

“Use of Tactile Learning Aids for the Visually Impaired in a First Semester Organic Chemistry Course,” Journal of Chemical Education vol 85, pp 240-242 (2008). With R. Ovadia*. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

Marion Preest (Biology)
“Corticosterone treatment has subtle effects on thermoregulatory behavior and raises metabolic rate in the New Zealand common gecko, Hoplodactylus maculates,” Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (2008). With A. Cree.

Claudia Strauss (Anthropology)
“Blaming for Columbine: Conceptions of Agency in the Contemporary U.S,” Current Anthropology, Volume 49, Issue 2 (April 2008).

Zhaohua Irene Tang (Biology)
“Phosphorylation by SR kinases regulates the binding of PTB-associated splicing factor (PSF) to the pre-mRNA polypyrimidine tract,” FEBS lett 581(2), (2007) (A journal of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies). With C.J. Huang, R.J. Lin, and P.W. Tucker.

“Dsk1 Kinase Phosphorylates SR Proteins and Regulates Their Cellular Localization in Fission Yeast,” Biochemical Journal 405 (1) (2007). With Alaei*, A.C. Tsurumi*, C.S. Wilson*, C. Chiu*, J. Oya*, and B. Ngo*. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

Laura Skandera Trombley (President)
“Mark Twain’s Annus Horribilis of 1908-1909,” American Literary Realism (Winter 2008).

“The Care and Feeding of College Presidents,” Change (July/August 2007).

Albert Wachtel (English and World Literature)
Professor Wachtel served as a writer for two episodes (“Billy Best” and “Bonnie Lovett”) of the television series The Incurables on the Veria Network.

Andre Wakefield (History)
“The Fiscal Logic of Enlightened German Science,” in Benjamin Schmidt and Pamela Smith (eds.) Knowledge and its Making in Early Modern Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

“The Practical Enlightenment: German Cameralists and Yankee Economists,” in Hans Erich Bödeker and Martin Gierl (eds.) Jenseits der Diskurse: Aufklärungspraxis und Institutionenwelt in europäisch komparativer Perspektive. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007.

Dana Ward (Political Studies)
“Alchemy in Clarens: Kropotkin and Reclus, 1877-1881,” in Nathan Jun, Sol Neely, and Shane Wahl (eds.) New Perspectives on Anarchism. Lexington, MA: Lexington Press, 2008.

Emily Wiley (Biology)
“Measurement of pH,” in Wiley and Gallagher (eds.) Current Protocols: Essential Laboratory Techniques. New York: Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2008. With D. Chakravarti.

“A class II HDAC deacetylates newly-synthesized histones in Tetrahymena,” Eukaryotic Cell, vol. 7 (3) (2008). With J.Smith, S. Torigoe*, J. Maxson*, and L. Fish. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

“Class I histone deacetylase Thd1p promotes global chromatin condensation in Tetrahymena thermophila,” Eukaryotic Cell, vol. 6 (2007) With K. Parker, K., J. Maxson*, and A. Mooney*. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

Burke Scott Williams (Chemistry)
“A Mechanistic Study of Competitive sp3-sp3 and sp3-sp2 Carbon-Carbon Reductive Elimination from a Platinum (IV) Center and the Isolation of a C-C Agostic ?-Complex,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. , vol. 129 (2007). With B. L Madison*, S.B. Thyme*, and S. Keene*. (Names of undergraduate students are indicated by an *).

Kathleen S. Yep (Sociology and Asian American Studies)
“Intellectual Praxes and the Politics of Analyzing Sport,” Sociology of Sport Journal (2008).

III. PUBLISHED REVIEWS

Judith V. Grabiner (Mathematics)
“Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith by Daniel Cohen, British Journal for the History of Science (June 2008).

The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God by Massimo Mazzotti, Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter (April 2008).

Rudi Volti (Sociology)
Review of the movie Cars in the spring issue of the Journal of Transport Studies.

Dana Ward (Political Studies)
Dreams of Peace and Freedom: Utopian Moments in the Twentieth Century by Jay Winter. Peace Review, vol. 20 (2) (Summer 2008).

“Herbert Read’s Aesthetic Politics: Art and Anarchy,” in Re-Reading Read: New Views of Herbert Read Michael Paraskos (ed.). London: Freedom Press, 2008.