Faculty News Briefs
Erin DeHart, associate professor of education, presented at the National Writing Project 2012 annual meeting on November 15. Representing the Nebraska Writing Project, DeHart was one of several teacher-consultants within the Holocaust Educators Network to present on "Reading, Writing, and Teaching the Holocaust: Moving Students to Action Through Inquiry."
Dr. Tracey Wyatt, academic dean and associate professor of psychology, will have an assessment review published in The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY). Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, the MMY provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments.
Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.
Wyatt reviewed The College to Career Transition Inventory, which will appear in the upcoming edition. Wyatt teaches statistics for the behavioral sciences and test and measurement at York College.
Ruth Carlock, director of the library, was quoted in a recent article in Library Journal. The article focuses on upcoming changes in librarians’ cataloging code that will be formally adopted in 2013. Carlock has been part of a group that meets monthly to explore these changes and says,
“Wrapping my mind around the new RDA conceptual models is about like learning a new language. Being able to meet with other catalogers and work through the changes that RDA requires, is very beneficial. The input from other librarians is very helpful, especially to someone like me where I am the only cataloging librarian in our library.”
Tim McNeese, associate professor of history and chair of the department, was recently quoted in an article in Huffington Post. Hurricane Sandy shut down the subway system in many parts of New York City. According to McNeese, that’s not at all uncommon.
“Let’s face it, anytime you dig or try to do something underground, water is a problem,” McNeese said in the article. “That’s especially true when you start running subway tunnels through a river. It’s going to try to encroach. So the entire history of the system includes efforts to keep out, and to pump out, water.”
McNeese is author of the 1997 book “Building History: the New York City Subway System.”
Dr. Clark Roush, Endowed Chair for the Fine Arts, was selected as a guest clinician at the Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA) annual convention, held November 13-15 in Lincoln.