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Faculty, staff present, attend conferences

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

Dr. Steven T. Ryan, professor of languages and literature, will have an article, titled A Guide to Melvilles ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener, appear in the Wiley-Blackwell publication, A Companion to the American Short Story, in April 2010. This will be Ryans third publication on Melvilles Bartleby.
Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Dr. Steven T. Ryan, professor of languages and literature, will have an article, titled “A Guide to Melville's ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener,'” appear in the Wiley-Blackwell publication, “A Companion to the American Short Story,” in April 2010. This will be Ryan's third publication on Melville's “Bartleby.”

Dr. Stephen Truhon, associate professor of psychology, recently presented a paper, titled “Psychometric Properties of the DEOMI Organizational Climate Survey,” at the 51st annual International Military Testing Association meeting in Tartu, Estonia.

Dr. Andy Wilson, professor of mathematics, presented “How Do Experts and Novices Differ? Implications for Learning and Teaching Mathematics” at the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics on Oct. 9-10 in Paris, Ky.

Several faculty members in the APSU Department of Mathematics presented scholarly work at the 119th Tennessee Academy of Science meeting held Oct. 29-30 in Knoxville: Dr. Ben Ntatin, assistant professor of mathematics, “Base-3: Prime Numbers and a Characterization of Cantor Numbers,” and sponsor for APSU student Caleb Wherry, who presented “Four Dimensional Julia Sets”; Dr. Han Wu, assistant professor of mathematics, “A Study on the Hazard Rate Function of a Generalized Modified Weibull Model”; Dr. Samuel Jator, professor of mathematics, “An Exponentially Fitted One-Step Method for Stiff Systems”; Dr. Raman Sahi, assistant professor of mathematics, “A Sixth Order Second Derivative Method for Initial Value Problems”; and Dr. Yuriy Bulka, assistant professor of mathematics, “Local Uniqueness of a Solution of Multiple Volterra Integral Equations with Locally Lipschits Kernels.”

Charles Booth, staff writer, Melony Shemberger, communication specialist, and Steve Wilson, assistant director of multimedia and Web design, all in Public Relations and Marketing, attended a regional fall workshop sponsored by the Tennessee College Public Relations Association held Nov. 10 at Belmont University, Nashville. The keynote topic discussed was how to communicate emergency information in an active shooter situation. Various table-top discussions were coping with the pressures of enrollment growth; dealing with processes, procedures and deadlines; monitoring/managing the university's brand; digital archives for photography; and building a new Web site using Open Source software.