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Several faculty, staff spotlighted for achievements


Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University were noted recently for various accomplishments.

Dr. Phyllis A. Camilleri and Dr. Jack Deibert, both professors of geology and geography, and Sue Breeden, analyst in the GIS Center, will present their research, titled “Preliminary Geologic Mapping and Quaternary Faulting of the Western Margin of the Grant Range, East-Central Nevada,” at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Oct. 9-12 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Dr. Daniel Frederick, professor of geology and geography, will present his research, titled “ Trilobite Fauna of the Brownsport Formation (Upper Silurian) West Tennessee,” at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Oct. 9-12 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga, assistant professor of political science, submitted a paper, titled “Teaching an Online Women and Politics Course,” to the American Political Science Association (APSA) Short Course Teaching Gender and Politics: Views from the Field, which was accepted by a peer-reviewed panel for presentation at the Short Course held at the American Political Science Association Conference from Aug. 31-Sept. 5 in Seattle, Wash. The paper described the importance of teaching a Women and Politics course online and the engagement tools used to create an innovative environment for student learning.

Dr. Sergi Markov, associate professor of biological science, recently had four articles on topics such as hydrogen economy and biomass conversion published in The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. The four-volume encyclopedia assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics and engineering.

Joe Mills, assistant vice president of student affairs and director of housing, has been invited to make a presentation at the national ACUHO I/APPA Facilities Conference on Oct. 5 in Orlando, Fla. His presentation will be titled “How to Specify and Purchase Residence Hall Furniture.”