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Faculty, staff recognized for efforts

Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Dr. Wei Ding, assistant professor of computer science, presented a paper, titled First Stage Detection of Compromised Nodes in Sensor Networks, at the 2010 Sensors Applications Symposium held recently in Limerick, Ireland. The conference was organized by the Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the leading professional association in information technology.
Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Dr. Wei Ding, assistant professor of computer science, presented a paper, titled “First Stage Detection of Compromised Nodes in Sensor Networks,” at the 2010 Sensors Applications Symposium held recently in Limerick, Ireland. The conference was organized by the Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the leading professional association in information technology.

Dr. David Nelson, assistant professor of history, and Dr. Minoa Uffelman, associate professor of history, both advisers of the Theta-Delta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society, attended a PAT regional conference March 27 at Lee University. Nelson commented on a world history panel, and Uffelman commented on an American history panel.

Several students also attended the conference. Jennifer Montgomery, an undergraduate, and J. Tomlin, a graduate student, received Best Paper awards. They will receive a book from nationals and a chance to present at the national conference in 2012. Montgomery presented “Had They Heard? German Knowledge of the Extermination of the Jews,” and Tomlin presented “The Conscription Debate.” Undergraduate Leslie Crouch presented “How You Can Have It All: An Assessment of Mary Kay Ash's Industrial Management.”

Melony Shemberger, communication specialist in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing, has been tapped for membership in two honor societies at Tennessee State University — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Golden Key International Honour Society. She is a candidate for the Doctor of Education, with a concentration in higher education administration.