Selected Faculty Research

Scott Crider, Constantin College

Scott Crider"Shakespeare and the Figures of Speech"

In "Shakespeare and the Figures of Speech," I continue my research and writing in Shakespeare and rhetoric. In it, I provide the background to Shakespeare's education in the language arts, especially style and figuration, and the influence that education had on him as a literary artist. The article and the encyclopedia are written for both the scholar and the common reader.   READ MORE

Crider, Scott F. "Shakespeare and the Figures of Speech." The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare. Vol. 1. Gen. Ed. Bruce R. Smith. New York: Cambridge UP, 2016. 227-232.


Sally Hicks, Constantin College

Sally Hicks"Neutron Scattering Differential Cross Sections for 23Na from 1.5 to 4.5 MeV."

One of the leading designs for the next generation of nuclear fission reactors is a sodium-moderated fast reactor. Before such reactors can come online, it is necessary to understand how neutrons, which are prevalent in the reactor environment, interact with Na, especially in what is the fast neutron energy region between about 1 and 20 MeV.  READ MORE

Neutron Scattering Differential Cross Sections for 23Na from 1.5 to 4.5 MeV, J .R. Vanhoy, S.F. Hicks, A. Chakraborty , B.R. Champine, B. M. Combs, B.P. Crider, L. J. Kersting, A. Kumar, C. J. Lueck, S. H. Liu, P. J. McDonough, M.T. McEllistrem, E.E. Peters , F.M. Prados-Estevez, L.C. Sidwell, A. J. Sigillito, D.W. Watts, and S.W. Yates, Nuclear Physics A 939 (2015).


David Upham, Constantin College

David Upham"Interracial Marriage and the Original Understanding of the Privileges or Immunities Clause."

Among jurists, there is a widespread belief that the authors of the Fourteenth Amendment did not expect it would adversely affect “anti-miscegenation” (or racial-endogamy) laws.   READ MORE

David R. Upham. "Interracial Marriage and the Original Understanding of the Privileges or Immunities Clause." 42 Hastings Const'l L. Q. 213 (2015).


Debra Romanick Baldwin, Constantin College

Debra Baldwin"A New Afterword"

This new Afterword to the Signet Edition of The Secret Agent challenges the claim that Conrad’s novel about anarchy in nineteenth-century London itself offers a bleak and nihilistic ethics. Rather, I argue, the narrative invites us early on—and explicitly—to distinguish an empty abyss from a substantive depth, moving us towards the “inwardness” of individuals and politics. Instead of undermining moral concerns, the novel’s disorienting narrative features—its irony, chronological jumps, and shifting points of view—work to guide us towards deeper understanding both on an individual and political level. READ MORE

Baldwin, Debra Romanick. "A New Afterword." The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad. The Signet Classics Edition. New York: Signet/Penguin, 2015.


Laura Munoz, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Laura Munoz"Professional student organizations and experiential learning activities: What drives student intentions to participate?"

Experiential learning theory has been referenced as a possible method for attracting and retaining members in student organizations. In a survey, undergraduate students evaluated a variety of organizational features pertaining to their intention to participate in professional student organizations. The study found that students value activities that involve professional development and contact with professionals. Age was negatively related to student intent to participate. In addition, ethnicity and being a first-generation college student were not significant predictors in participating in a professional student organization. To enhance membership recruitment and retention efforts, educators should focus their efforts on experiential activities that enable student faculty contact, career exploration, and skill development. READ MORE

Munoz, Laura, Richard Miller, and Sonja Martin Poole, (2016). Professional student organizations and experiential learning activities: What drives student intentions to participate? Journal of Education for Business, 91 (1), 45-51.


Scott Churchill, Constantin College

Richard Miller, Whittington, Fodness"Deep Listening:  Phenomenological Applications of Empathy to the Research Interview and Patient Care"

Within the ethos of the social world, we encounter what Levinas called “the face of the other.” The other's face, for Levinas, is an appeal, a call to action. This presentation focuses on the “second person” perspective -- which is put into play when we address each other as subjects -- is a way of seeing in which we as observers have a direct access to the meaning of others’ experiences without having to rely on verbal communication. This is especially important when others are unable to speak for themselves; but, it is nonetheless a valuable “tool” in all health care contexts. It consists of the aptitude that we all have as living persons to engage directly with others, to perceive meaning directly in human expression, and to be able to grasp intuitively what the other needs from us.  READ MORE

Saybrook University Residential Conference, San Francisco, California. (January 24, 2016)


Robert Yale, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Robert Yale"Examining first- and second-order factor structures for news credibility."

For several decades, researchers have developed and tested measures of news credibility to identify the relative weight that news consumers give to various news outlets. These measures of news credibility have largely failed to pass key tests of measurement stability and validity. This research tests a measure of news credibility published by Abdulla et al., (2004) and identifies problems with the validity of the measure. This article proposes an alternative measure of news credibility which eliminates the problems extant in the Abdulla (2004) measure and in other commonly used measures of news credibility.   READ MORE

Yale, R.N., Jensen, J.D., Carcioppolo, N., Sun, Y., & Liu, M. (2015). Examining first- and second-order factor structures for news credibility. Communication Methods and Measures, 9(3), 1-24. doi: 10.1080/19312458.2015.1061652


 Scott Churchill, Constantin College

Richard Miller, Whittington, Fodness"Introduction to Phenomenology"

This chapter provides a comprehensive definition of “Phenomenology” (including phenomenological psychology and hermeneutic phenomenology), with historical background; critical debates from within (e.g., Husserl vs Heidegger; Sartre vs Merleau-Ponty), as well as post-structuralist (Derridean) criticism; international relevance; and practical applications to psychotherapy and qualitative research.  READ MORE

 

Churchill, S.D. (2014). Phenomenology. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, New York: Springer Science and Business Media.


Richard Miller, Greg Bell, Dale Fodness, J. Lee Whittington - Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Richard Miller, Bell, Fodness, Whittington"Sustainability through stakeholder value creation"

The University of Dallas’ Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business (SYGCOB) has been at the forefront of defining sustainability education over the past decade. In part, this leadership has been due to its inclusive, holistic nature with regards to sustainability education in the MBA program. The faculty believe that the best approach to teaching sustainability is best achieved across the curriculum to expose the students to multiple perspectives. In order to provide a cohesive element across the program, a stakeholder value creation perspective was incorporated into the classes to provide a consistent framework. 

With this perspective as the starting point, four classes in particular, Business and Society, Value-Based Marketing, Managing Complex Organizations, and Sustainable Supply Chain Management are used to describe how this approach readies students to meet the SYGCOB’s mission of preparing principle and moral leaders.

In sum, the book chapter provides an overview of how each class uses its unique perspective of delivering stakeholder value with respect to the topic of sustainability. The chapter also builds upon the SYGCOB’s commitment to experiential learning in all classes by including several exercises for each class.   READ MORE

Miller, R. J., Bell, R. G., Fodness, D., & Whittington, J. L. (Forthcoming). Sustainability through stakeholder value creation. In J. Alevalo & S. Mitchell. Sustainable Management Education Handbook. Springer.


Richard Peregoy, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Richard Peregoy"Towards a further understanding of work as spiritual"

This research adds to the existing literature on the spirituality of work by focusing on work itself as spiritual. By recognizing work and everyday tasks as spiritual and co-creative efforts, man can find the meaning and purpose that he so adamantly desires to achieve. This striving towards something transcendent, or a unity with others and the universe, energizes and empowers man to achieve greater success in work and greater satisfaction in life. Distinguishing spirituality from religion, this research asserts that spirituality is universal and inclusive, referring to our innate capacity to relate to others and the world through a “personal experience of transcendence.” Comparing Catholic, Protestant, Islamic, Judaic, and secular teaching and thought, this article uncovers the underlying desire of man to find unity and connectedness that can ultimately be utilized for finding meaning and attaining excellence in work. & READ MORE

Peregoy, R., (2016). Towards a further understanding of work as spiritual. Journal of Management, Spirituality, & Religion. (in press).


Diana Dudoit Raiche, School of Ministry

Diana Raiche"Liturgical Catechesis and Catholic Identity." 

Liturgy is formative, contributing to Catholic Identity. To make the formative nature of liturgy more explicit, the General Directory for Catechesis and the National Directory for Catechesis highlight the integration of liturgy and catechesis through liturgical catechesis. Such integration draws upon the inductive as well as deductive operations of both liturgy and catechesis. Liturgy as formation depends on an experience of liturgy that includes and goes beyond learning about liturgy. Those who participate in liturgy also need to reflect on the liturgical experience and the languages of liturgy in relation to life experience. Such liturgical language goes beyond official prayers and assembly responses.   READ MORE

Raiche, Diana Dudoit. (2016). "Liturgical Catechesis and Catholic Identity." In Prisms of Faith: Perspectives on Religious Education and the Cultivation of Catholic Identity, edited by Robert E. Alvis and Ryan LaMothe, 90-112. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications/Wipf & Stock Publishers.

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