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Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology

CECM Profs win grant from GDOT
October 12, 2016
The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a $187,076 project to Myung Jeong (PI), assistant professor, and Junan Shen (Co-PI), professor, both in the Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Management.  Dr. Jeong’s and Dr. Shen’s proposal, “Evaluation of Structural Integrity for a Foamed Asphalt Base Course with a High Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Content,” will […]
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Keith Landry named ASCE Fellow
September 20, 2016
Keith Landry, assistant professor of CECM and interim assistant dean for research, has been elected to the rank of ASCE Fellow.  ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world.  It is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 3.5% of ASCE members. […]
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College of Business Administration

Lowell Mooney: The Mentor
July 27, 2016
The Georgia Society of CPAs recently recognized Lowell Mooney, Ph.D., for his service to the Society as Chair over the past year.
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Accounting Faculty Quoted by CNBC on Crowdfunding
July 21, 2016
Two Georgia Southern College of Business accounting faculty members were recently quoted by CNBC on crowdfunding and the tax implications of crowdfunding. Cheryl Metrejean, Ph.D., and Britton McKay, Ph.D., have done extensive research on the subject and commented on and recommended advice to those using fundraising sites, such as GoFundMe, Indiegogo and Kickstarter. The full […]
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College of Education

GERA annual meeting discusses public scholarship to educate diverse democracies
November 2, 2016
The Georgia Educational Research Association (GERA) held its 41st annual meeting on October 7 in Augusta. Approximately 100 participants attended the conference representing 22 different universities, colleges, and K-12 schools in the state. “We had a very successful conference this year, even in the midst of Hurricane Matthew evacuations and preparations,” said Conference Co-Chair and […]
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Middle grades candidates present at national conference
October 25, 2016
Three undergraduate students from Georgia Southern University’s College of Education (COE) attended the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) annual conference held in Austin, TX on October 9-12. Middle grades teacher candidates Jerri Hines, Quentin Ladson, and Cassi Villers co-presented with COE faculty Amanda Wall, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. […]
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College of Health & Human Sciences

Faculty and Alumni Present Research at 26th Annual EECERA Conference
October 5, 2016
Faculty and alumni from Georgia Southern University attended and presented research at the 26th Annual European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Conference that was held in Dublin, Ireland, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. Jerri Kropp, Ph.D., associate professor of child and family development (CHFD) in the School of Human Ecology, and CHFD alumna […]
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Nursing Faculty Awarded Grant Through NAPNAP Foundation
September 20, 2016
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Foundation has awarded three faculty members in the Georgia Southern School of Nursing with a 2016 NAPNAP Foundation research grant in the amount of $5,000. Recipients of the grant are instructor Valerie Martinez, DNP, APRN, CPNP, assistant professor Sheri K. Carey, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CCRN, and assistant […]
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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Faculty Updates from the Dept. of Foreign Languages
November 9, 2016
Dolores Rangel, Ph.D., published a new article entitled “Reflexiones de Federico Campbell sobre el proceso escritural,” in La Colmena 91 (2016): 43-52 (http://lacolmena.uaemex.mx/index.php/lacolmena). Noriko Mori-Kolbe, Ph.D., and Namiko Uchida hosted Haruna Tatsukawa, cultural coordinator from the Japan-America Society of Georgia, at a successful and enjoyable cultural event held the evening of Oct. 13. Tatsukawa and Mori-Kolbe […]
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CLASS Faculty Honored by Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council
October 31, 2016
College of Liberal Arts and Social Science’s (CLASS) faculty members Jonathan M. Bryant, Ph.D., and Sue Moore, Ph.D., were honored at the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council’s (GHRAC) 14th Annual Archives Awards. Bryant, Professor of History, received the Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of Archives for his award-winning book Dark Places of […]
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College of Science and Mathematics

Biology Professor Receives Grant
September 22, 2016
From the Georgia Southern Newsroom: John Schenk, Ph.D., curator of the Georgia Southern Herbarium in the Georgia Southern University Department of Biology, received notification that his National Science Foundation (NSF) Biological Research Collections grant has been funded in the amount of $280,798 to integrate uncatalogued plants into the Herbarium. Schenk’s proposal is titled “Making a […]
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The Evolution of Mimicry
June 10, 2016
Dr. Christian Cox, Assistant Professor of Biology, is an author on a recently published paper in Nature Communications titled, “Coral snakes predict the evolution of mimicry across New World snakes”. In this paper, which was published on May 5, 2016, the research team presents the first definitive evidence that the spread of coral snakes throughout the Western […]
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Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Georgia Southern Partners with NYU in Study of the association of Perceived and Actual Overweight on School Absenteeism
November 29, 2016
Excess body weight has been reported to be associated with excessive school absenteeism (ESA), but less is known about the association with perceived body weight. The study objective was to assess the relative influence of perceived and measured weight status on school attendance. We used the data from 3113 adolescents age 12–19 years who were […]
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Georgia Southern Examines Information Systems
November 29, 2016
Informatics capacity building is resource and personnel intensive. Many local health departments (LHDs) face tradeoffs between using their resources to carry out existing mandates and using resources to build their capacity, for example, through informatics, to deliver essential services in a more effective and efficient manner. The purpose of this case study is to describe […]
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