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Faculty, staff at APSU present at conferences, appear in publications

Several faculty and staff employees at Austin Peay State University recently presented at conferences, had articles published or represented the University in some way.

Several faculty and staff employees at Austin Peay State University recently presented at conferences, had articles published or represented the University in some way.

Dr. Kristofer Ray, assistant professor of history, spoke at the Civil War Sesquicentennial Program of the Metropolitan Historical Commission on April 9 in Nashville. He explained how the leaders in both the North and South reinterpreted the precepts of America’s founding fathers to suit their own political, social and economic purposes. Ray also is editor of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly.

Dr. Sergei Markov, associate professor of biology, recently published a paper with his former undergraduate student Barbara Waldron in the International Scientific Journal of Alternative Energy and Ecology. In this paper, they use the hollow-fiber bioreactor for glycerin (glycerol) conversion into molecular hydrogen (H2).

Dr. Gregg Steinberg, professor of sports psychology, was interviewed by the Associated Press for a sports story that appeared in several newspapers throughout the nation, including the April 5, 2011, edition of USA Today. The story was titled “A year later, Tiger Woods may still be in denial.”

Mayra Lopez, analyst in the Office of Information Technology, and Telaina Wrigley, registrar, presented at the National Sungard Higher Education Conference in late March in New Orleans, La. Their topic was “Workflows: Improve Office Efficiency and Improve Customer Service.”