Monica Barron, professor of English, along with other members of the Feminist Teacher editorial collective recently was a featured speaker at the University of Pittsburgh's Teaching Gender/Gendered Teaching conference at the Cathedral of Learning on the Pittsburgh campus.

Teresa Heckert, associate professor of psychology, made four presentations of her work at the 77th annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association March 16-19, in Baltimore, Md. She presented "Factors in Workplace Loyalty: Leader-member exchange and perceived organizational support" and "Factors in Faculty Turnover Consideration at Teaching Institutions" with co-author Angela Farabee, a senior psychology major from Rock Hill, Mo. Heckert presented "Gender Differences in Role Expectations Following the Birth of the First Child" with co-authors Kimberly Wilson, a 2005 Truman alumna; Samantha Curry, a senior psychology major from Kansas City, Mo.; Melissa Schlereth, a Truman alumna now attending the University of Missouri-St. Louis; and Sandra Biszantz, a Truman alumna now attending the University of Florida. Wilson also joined Heckert in presenting their work "Validation of the Truman Burnout Inventory: A new scale to measure job burnout."

John Ishiyama, professor of political science, had his article "Europeanization and the Communist Successor Parties in Post-Communist Politics" published in the most recent issue of the journal Politics and Policy.

Daniel Mandell, associate professor of history, has had four articles published in "Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History," five vols. (M.E. Sharpe, 2006). The articles published were "Race and Ethnicity," "Praying Towns," "Pequots," and "Mohegans."

Six McNair Scholars presented at the annual Missouri Association for Blacks in Higher Education (MABHE) Conference on March 11 in Columbia. The participants were Chinaka Agwu, a senior psychology major from Denver, Colo.; Brandon Gordon, a senior computer science major from South Holland, Ill.; Keisha Hatcher, a senior psychology major from Blue Springs, Mo.; Alexandria Lockett, a senior English major from Texarkana, Texas; Carla Tillman, a senior business administration major from Chicago, Ill.; and Tammy Tolliver a senior health science major from St. Louis. They presented research from their summer 2005 research internship.

John J. Quinn, associate professor of political science, delivered the paper "Rebuilding Democracy After the End of the Cold War: The Effects of Majority State Ownership on Subsequent Democratization in sub-Saharan Africa." The conference was titled "Reducing Poverty and Inequality: How can Africa be included?" and was hosted by the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at St. Catherine's College, Oxford.

Antonio Scuderi, associate professor of Italian, has contributed an essay to a book that has just been published in Italy by the University of Pisa. The book is titled "Coppie d’arte: Dario Fo e Franca Rame."

Thomas Trimborn, professor of music, has been invited to display all of the artwork included in his book "Encounters with Lincoln: Images and Text" recently published by the Truman State University Press. His works will be on exhibit from April-August in the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., in the historic rooms where Abraham Lincoln spent much of his time as a legislator and lawyer. The showing, which is sponsored by the Old State Capitol Foundation, opens with a discussion and book signing on April 26.
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