EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship series houses works from Eastern Kentucky University faculty and staff members, including article pre-prints, presentations, posters, and other types of scholarship. In cases where the full text cannot be posted due to copyright, the citation will be included with a link to the full text when possible. Books written or edited by Eastern Kentucky University faculty and staff are highlighted in our Faculty and Staff Books Gallery.

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Submissions from 2015

The FROG Model: Enhancing Teaching and Learning by Leaping from Archives to Classrooms, Neil Kasiak and Deborah Whalen

The FROG Model: The Leap from Archives to Classrooms, Neil Kasiak and Deborah Whalen

The Need for Environmental Public Health Professionals and the Role of EHAC-Accredited Programs in Increasing the Pool, Jason W. Marion and Yalonda Sinde

Viewpoint: a response to "Screening and isolation to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: sense, nonsense, and evidence"., Kevin T. Kavanagh, Lindsay Calderon, and Daniel M. Saman

What, No Computers?: Engaging Students in a Low-Tech Space, Ashley Cole and Amy Bessin

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Whose Standards are These? A Chronological Glossary of Standards in P-12 Education, Richard E. Day

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Whose Standards are These? A Chronological Glossary of Standards in P-12 Education, Richard E. Day

Submissions from 2014

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“A Funny Thing Happened in Library Instruction”: Facilitating Communication Through Humor., Ashley Cole and Linda Sizemore

Conjugate Points for Fractional Differential Equations, Paul W. Eloe and Jeffrey T. Neugebauer

Creating Successful Vernal Pools: A Literature Review and Advice for Practitioners, A. J.K. Calhoun, J. Arrigoni, R. P. Brooks, M. L. Hunter, and Stephen C. Richter

Cryptic Diversity and Conservation of Gopher Frogs across the Southeastern United States, Stephen C. Richter, Eric M. O'Neill, Schyler O. Nunziata, Andrew Rumments, Emily S. Gustin, Jeanne E. Young, and Brian I. Crother

Do Elementary Children Learn Economics from Children’s Literature?, John R.F. Harter and Cynthia Harter

Existence and Comparison of Smallest Eigenvalues for a Fractional Boundary-value Problem, Paul W. Eloe and Jeffrey T. Neugebauer

Get Your Story Out: Digital Storytelling and Community Service, Heather K. Beirne and Delinda Dent

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Improvements on a Shoestring: Changing Reference Systems and Processes, Jackie Couture and Deborah Whalen

Incontinence Issues among Students with Disabilities, Laura S. Clarke, Dusty Columbia Embury, and Anne Bauer

Integrating Bacterial and Viral Water Quality Assessment to Predict Swimming-associated Illness at a Freshwater Beach: A Cohort Study, Jason W. Marion, Cheonghoon Lee, Qiuhong Wang, Stanley Lemeshow, Timothy J. Buckley, Linda J. Saif, and Jiyoung Lee

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Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominees, Grades 3-5, Heather K. Beirne and Christie Turner

Kentucky Bluegrass Awards Nominees, Grades 3-5, Heather K. Beirne and Christie Turner

Medial scapular muscle detachment: Clinical presentation and surgical treatment, W. Ben Kibler, Aaron D. Sciascia, and Timothy L. Uhl

Nutrient and Fecal Microbe Contamination within the Otter Creek Watershed, Madison County, Kentucky, Nathaniel C. Crockett and Walter S. Borowski

Occurrence of Human Enteric Viruses at Freshwater Beaches During Swimming Season and its Link to Water Inflow, Chang Soo Lee, Cheonghoon Lee, Jason W. Marion, Qiuhong Wang, Linda Saif, and Jiyoung Lee

Omeka: Collaborating to Create Digital Libraries, Jackie Couture and Deborah Whalen

Pitcher plants (Sarracenia) provide a 21st-century perspective on interspecific and infraspecific ranks: a modest proposal for appropriate recognition and use., Aaron M. Ellison, Charles C. Davis, Pat Calie, and Robert F.C. Naczi

Preliminary development of a clinical prediction rule for treatment of patients with suspected SLAP tears, Stephanie D. Moore-Reed, Aaron D. Sciascia, W. Ben Kibler, and Timothy L. Uhl

Sources of Nutrient and Fecal Microbe Pollution in Otter Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, Kandice L. Smith and Walter S. Borowski

Supporting Students With Disabilities During School Crises: A Teacher’s Guide, Laura S. Clarke, Dusty Columbia Embury, and Nina Yssel

Survival to Metamorphosis is Positively Related to Genetic Variability in a Critically Endangered Amphibian Species, Stephen C. Richter and Schyler O. Nunziata

The relationship between tort reform and medical utilization., Kevin T. Kavanagh, Lindsay Calderon, and Daniel M. Saman

The use of surveillance and preventative measures for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in surgical patients., Kevin T. Kavanagh, Lindsay Calderon, Daniel M. Saman, and Said K. Abusalem

What Do Users Want: Enhancing Metadata Using Google Analytics, Jackie Couture

Submissions from 2013

Amphibian Communities in Natural and Constructed Ridge Top Wetlands with Implications for Wetland Construction, Robert D. Denton and Stephen C. Richter

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Are 34S-enriched Authigenic Sulfide Minerals a Proxy for Elevated Methane Flux and Gas Hydrates in the Geologic Record?, Walter S. Borowski, Nancy M. Rodriguez, Charles K. Paull, and William Ussler III

A Relational Model for Spiritually-Sensitive Hospice Care, Ann M. Callahan

Development and application of a quantitative PCR assay targeting Catellicoccus marimammalium for assessing gull-associated fecal contamination at Lake Erie beaches, Cheonghoon Lee, Jason W. Marion, and Jiyoung Lee

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Education Reform in Kentucky: Just What the Court Ordered, Richard E. Day and Jo Ann Ewalt

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Education Reform in Kentucky: Just What the Court Ordered, Richard E. Day and JoAnn Ewalt

Much work still to be done to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections., Kevin T. Kavanagh, Lindsay Calderon, and Daniel M. Saman

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Outsized Profit Expectations Harm Education News, Richard E. Day

Plant-symbiotic fungi as chemical engineers: Multi-genome analysis of the Clavicipitaceae reveals dynamics of alkaloid loci, Christopher L. Shardl, Carolyn A. Young, Uljana Hesse, Stefan G. Amyotte, Kalina Andreeva, Pat Calie, Damien J. Fleetwood, David C. Haws, Neil Moore, Birgitt Oeser, Daniel G. Panaccione, Kathryn K. Schweri, Christine R. Voisey, Mark L. Farman, Jerzy W. Jaromczyk, Bruce A. Roe, Donal M. O'Sullivan, and Barry Scott

Population and Conservation Genetics of Crawfish Frogs, Lithobates areolatus, at their Northeastern Range Limit, Schyler O. Nunziata, Michael J. Lannoo, Joseph R. Robb, Daryl R. Karns, Stacey L. Lance, and Stephen C. Richter

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Project-oriented Science Instruction Involving General-education Undergraduates Serving as Mentors to Underprivileged Middle-students Students, Walter S. Borowski, Malcolm P. Frisbie, Tara Shepperson, and Linda Frost

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Science, 7th graders, and a Stream: An Integrated, Experience-based Science Course for Honors Students, Walter S. Borowski, Malcolm P. Frisbie, Tara Shepperson, and Linda Frost

Smooth muscle-selective CPI-17 expression increases vascular smooth muscle contraction and blood pressure., Wen Su, Zhongwen Xie, Shu Liu, Lindsay Calderon, Zhenheng Guo, and Ming C. Gong

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Sources of Nutrient and Fecal Microbe Pollution in Otter Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, Kandice L. Smith and Walter S. Borowski

The epichloae: alkaloid diversity and roles in symbiosis with grasses, Christopher L. Schardl, Simona Florea, Juan Pan, Padmaja Nagabhyru, Sladana Bec, and Pat Calie

Upland Habitat Quality and Historic Landscape Composition Influence Genetic Variation of a Pond-Breeding Salamander, Stephen C. Richter, Steven J. Price, Chelsea S. Kross, Jeremiah R. Alexander, and Michael E. Dorcas

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Using The-Math-You-Need Modules in a General Education, Oceanography Course, Walter S. Borowski, E. Baer, and J. Wenner

Water Quality of the Otter Creek Watershed, Madison County, Kentucky, Charles Willard and Walter S. Borowski

Submissions from 2012

Arcobacter in Lake Erie beach waters: An emerging gastrointestinal pathogen linked with human-associated fecal contamination, Cheonghoon Lee, Senyo Agidi, Jason W. Marion, and Jiyoung Lee

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Characteristics and Environmental Problems of a Eutrophic, Seasonally-stratified Lake, Wilgreen Lake, Madison County, Kentucky, Walter S. Borowski

Does a graduate course in personal finance for teachers lead to higher student financial literacy than a teacher workshop, John R.F. Harter and Cynthia Harter

Fourteen Novel Microsatellite Markers for the Gopher Frog, Lithobates capito (Amphibia: Ranidae), Schyler O. Nunziata, Stephen C. Richter, Robert D. Denton, John M. Yeiser, Danielle E. Wells, Kenneth L. Jones, Cris Hagen, and Stacey L. Lance

In Vivo Phycocyanin Flourometry as a Potential Rapid Screening Tool for Predicting Elevated Microcystin Concentrations at Eutrophic Lakes, Jason W. Marion; Jiyoung Lee; J. R. Wilkins, III; Stanley Lemeshow; Cheonghoon Lee; Evan J. Waletzko; and Timothy J. Buckley

iPLA2β overexpression in smooth muscle exacerbates angiotensin II-induced hypertension and vascular remodeling., Lindsay Calderon, Shu Liu, Wen Su, Zhongwen Xie, Wanda Eberhard, and Ming C. Gong

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Nutrient and Fecal Microbe Assessment of the Water Quality of Tates Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, Walter S. Borowski and Kristopher H. Carroll

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Open System Evolution of Peralkaline Trachyte and Phonolite from the Suswa Volcano, Kenya Rift, John C. White, Vanessa V. Espejel-Garcia, Elizabeth Y. Anthony, and Peter Omenda

Phylogeny of the carnivorous plant family Sarraceniaceae, Aaron M. Ellison, Elena D. Butler, Emily Jean Hicks, Robert F.C. Naczi, Pat Calie, Charles D. Bell, and Charles C. Davis

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Point Source and Non-point Source Pollution in a Secondary Stream: Nutrient Concentration and Fecal Microbe Counts in Tates Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, Walter S. Borowski, Krisopher H. Carroll, and Bethany Gabbard

Redox Proteomics in Selected Neurodegenerative Disorders: From its Infancy to Future Applications, D. Allan Butterfield, Marzia Perluigi, Tanea T. Reed, Tasneem Muharib, Christopher P. Hughes, Rena A.S. Robinson, and Rukhsana Sultana

Smooth muscle-specific expression of calcium-independent phospholipase A2β (iPLA2β) participates in the initiation and early progression of vascular inflammation and neointima formation, Shu Liu, Zhongwen Xie, Qingwei Zhao, Huan Pang, John Turk, Lindsay Calderon, Wen Su, Guogang Zhao, Haifei Xu, Ming C. Gong, and Zhenheng Guo

Stone soup: using co-teaching and Photovoice to support inclusive education, Stephen Kroeger, Dusty Columbia Embury, Adam Cooper, Mary Brydon-Miller, Chester Laine, and Holly Johnson

Telepsychology Outcome Research with Children and Adolescents: A Review of the Literature., Norah C. Slone, Robert J. Reese, and Michael J. McClellan

Submissions from 2011

A Novel Genetic Marker for the Rapid Detection of Bacteroides Fragilis in Recreational Water as a Human-specific Faecal Indicator, Chang Soo Lee, Jason W. Marion, and Jiyoung Lee

A Qualitative Exploration of Spiritually Sensitive Hospice Care, Ann M. Callahan

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Concentration of Heavy Metals in the Waters and Surface Sediments of Wilgreen Lake, Madison County, Kentucky: An Evaluation of Plausible Sources, Chad Von Gruenigen and Walter S. Borowski

Conservation Genetics of the Largest Cluster of Federally Threatened Gopher Tortoise (gopherus polyphemus) Colonies with Implications for Species Management, Stephen C. Richter, Jeffrey A. Jackson, Matthew Hinderliter, Deborah Epperson, Christopher W. Theodorakis, and S. Marshall Adams

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Determination of Caffeine as a Marker for Septic Tank Contamination of Wilgreen Lake, Rosemary Onjiko, Susan Godbey, Walter S. Borowski, Darrin Smith, and Lori Wilson

Identification of a cAMP-response element in the regulator of G-protein signaling-2 (RGS2) promoter as a key cis-regulatory element for RGS2 transcriptional regulation by angiotensin II in cultured vascular smooth muscles, Zhongwen Xie, Dexiang Liu, Shu Liu, Lindsay Calderon, Guogang Zhao, John Turk, and Zhenheng Guo

Lipid peroxidation and neurodegenerative disease, Tanea T. Reed

Methods of Extending Lower Order Problems to Higher Order Problems in the Context of Smallest Eigenvalue Comparisons, Jeffrey T. Neugebauer

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Mineral Stability in Peralkaline Silicic Rocks: Information from Trachytes of the Menengai Volcano, Kenya., Ray Macdonald, Boguslaw Baginski, Philip T. Leat, John C. White, and P Dzierzanowski

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Nutrient and Fecal Microbe Assessment of the Water Quality of Tates Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, Krisopher H. Carroll and Walter S. Borowski

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Patterns of Heavy Metal Concentration in Core Sediments, Wilgreen Lake, Madison County, Clint McMaine and Walter S. Borowski

Spiritually-Sensitive Care in Hospice Social Work, Ann M. Callahan

SR-A ligand and M-CSF dynamically regulate SR-A expression and function in primary macrophages via p38 MAPK activation, Dejan Nikolic, Lindsay Calderon, Liqin Du, and Steven Post

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Suspended Sediment Concentration in the Brushy Creek Watershed, Kentucky, Tyler Wade and Walter S. Borowski

Suspended Solids in Brushy Creek, Kentucky, Tyler Wade and Walter S. Borowski

Submissions from 2010

Association of Gastrointestinal Illness and Recreational Water Exposure at an Inland U.S. Beach, Jason W. Marion, Jiyoung Lee, Stanley Lemeshow, and Timothy J. Buckley

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Changing Depositional Environments in an Upper Ordovician Stratigraphic Sequence, Ashlock Formation, Madison County, Kentucky, Kevin G. Greff and Walter S. Borowski

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Each Child, Every Child, Richard E. Day

Educational interpreters' salaries: Correlations with demographic and employment characteristics., Kimberly J. Hale

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Enrichments of Heavy Sulfur (34S) in Sulfide Minerals: Gas Hydrates, Methane Delivery, and Anaerobic Methane Oxidation, Walter S. Borowski, Namcy M. Rodriguez, Charles K. Paull, and William Ussler III

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Heavy Metal Concentrations in Water and Surface Sediments of Wilgreen Lake, Madison County, Kentucky, Chad Von Gruenigen and Walter S. Borowski

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Heavy Metal Concentrations in Water and Surface Sediments of Wilgreen Lake, Madison County, Kentucky, Chad Von Gruenigen and Walter S. Borowski

Is financial literacy improved by participating in a stock market game?, John R.F. Harter and Cynthia Harter

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Patterns of Heavy Metal Concentration in Core Sediments, Wilgreen Lake, Madison County, Kentucky, Clint McMaine and Walter S. Borowski

Patterns of Heavy Metal Concentration in Core Sediments, Wilgreen Lake, Madison County, Kentucky, Clint McMaine and Walter S. Borowski

Right Focal Boundary Value Problems for Difference Equations, Johnny Henderson, Xueyan Liu, Jeffrey W. Lyons, and Jeffrey T. Neugebauer

Roles of 3-nitrotyrosine- and 4-hydroxynonenal-modified brain proteins in the progression and pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, D. Allan Butterfield, Tanea T. Reed, and Rukhsana Sultana

Social Work Students' Images of God, Catherine A. Faver, Mary Ellen Cox, and Ann M. Callahan

Submissions from 2009

Assessing the effectiveness of financial fitness for life in eastern Kentucky, John R.F. Harter and Cynthia Harter

Genetic Consequences of Population Reduction and Geographic Isolation in the Critically Endangered Frog, Rana sevosa, Stephen C. Richter, Brian I. Crother, and Richard E. Broughton

Growing through organizational change, Ann M. Callahan

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Nutrient and Fecal Microbe Sources for a Eutrophic Lake and Recommended Remediation Steps, Wilgreen Lake, Madison County, Kentucky, Walter S. Borowski, Theresa A. Aguiar, Jill Hunter, Erin C. Jolly, and Richard D. Stockwell

One interpreter education program, two sites: A comparison of factors and outcomes, Kimberly J. Hale and Karen Petronio

Proteomic identification of HNE-bound proteins in early Alzheimer disease: Insights into the role of lipid peroxidation in the progression of AD, Tanea T. Reed, William M. Pierce, William R. Markesbery, and D. Allan Butterfield

Proteomic identification of nitrated brain proteins in early Alzheimer's disease inferior parietal lobule, Tanea T. Reed, William M. Pierce, Delano M. Turner, William R. Markesbery, and D. Allan Butterfield

Survey of Water and Soil Core Samples for Heavy Metal Contamination from Madison County, KY, Jilliann Timmons, Walter S. Borowski, and Lori Wilson

Submissions from 2008

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An Assessment of the Role of Biofuels in the 21st Century, Erin C. Jolly and Walter S. Borowski