December 18, 2014

Professional Profile

Dave Karpovich, H.H. Dow Endowed Chair in Chemistry, and Art Martin, associate professor of biology, are co-authors of an article titled “Implications of hypoxia on the North Branch of the Kawkawlin River,” that was published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. Three SVSU alumni and a Delta College faculty member are also co-authors. The research study is tied to the Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute at SVSU.

Sara Beth Keough, associate professor of geography, and Scott M. Youngstedt, professor of anthropology, presented a paper titled “The Material Culture of Water in Niamey, Niger: Preliminary Report” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa in April. Youngstedt published a 5,119-word entry on “Niger” in Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, 2nd Edition, Missoula, MT: Thomas Riggs & Company, 2014.

Stephen Taber, professor of biology, has a manuscript titled “A New Nearctic Species of Tetragoneura Winnertz, 1846 Fungus Gnat and Notes on Tetragoneura nitida Adams, 1903 (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)” accepted for publication in SPIXIANA, a journal of the Bavarian State Zoological Museum in Munich.

Gardner Umbarger, associate professor of teacher education/ special education, was one of the speakers at the Showcase Session sponsored by the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference and Convention, held in Philadelphia April 10. The title of the presentation was “Separating Fact from Fiction: A Critical Analysis of Popular Autism Treatments.”