Conferences & Presentations

Merrimack College’s faculty & staff are fully engaged in their fields of study, and always looking to contribute to societal knowledge. Read some of their recent publications below. 

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2022 Publications

Asgari, Sadegh, Ebrahim P. Karan, et al. “Resilience Assessment of Centralized and Distributed Food Systems.” Food Security, vol. 15, no. 1, Sept. 2022, pp. 59–75.
Asgari, Sadegh, Behnam Sherafat, et al. “Sound-Based Multiple-Equipment Activity Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Networks.Automation in Construction, vol. 135, Mar. 2022, pp. 1-16.
Bharath, Leena, Sara SantaCruz-Calvo, et al. “Adaptive Immune Cells Shape Obesity-Associated Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Less Prominent Comorbidities.Nature Reviews Endocrinology, vol. 18, no. 1, Jan. 2022, pp. 23–42.
Bharath, Leena, Sara SantaCruz-Calvo, et al. “The Biological Mechanisms of Metformin Effects on Aging-Associated Inflammation in Obesity.The Journal of Immunology, vol. 208, no. 1_Supplement, May 2022, p. 165.24.  
Bharath, Leena P., Daniela Frasca, and Barbara Nikolajczyk. “Editorial: Obesity, Metabolism and the Immune System.Frontiers in Aging, vol. 3, Sept. 2022, pp. 01-02.   
Bharath, Leena P., Rachel Conway, Jack Donato Rockhold, et al. “Obesity and Fatty Acids Promote Mitochondrial Translocation of STAT3 Through ROS-Dependent Mechanisms.Frontiers in Aging, vol. 3, July 2022, pp. 1-11.   
Bharath, Leena P., Thomas Regan, and Rachel Conway. “Regulation of Immune Cell Function by Nicotinamide Nucleotide Transhydrogenase.American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, vol. 322, no. 4, Apr. 2022, pp. C666–C673. 
Bharath, Leena P., Samantha N. Hart, and Barbara S. Nikolajczyk. “T-Cell Metabolism as Interpreted in Obesity-Associated Inflammation.Endocrinology, vol. 163, no. 10, Oct. 2022, pp. 1-11.
Bharath, Leena P., and Laura Haynes. “Editorial: Insights in Aging and the Immune System: 2021.Frontiers in Aging, vol. 3, Aug. 2022, pp. 01-02. 
Bowling, April, Leah Poloskey, et al. “Adapting Active Science to PE Curricula: Examining Feasibility and Acceptability in Low-Income, Urban Public Schools.Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, vol. 93, no. 4, Oct. 2022, pp. 741–48. 
Bowling, April, Holly A. Harris, et al. “Child ADHD and Autistic Traits, Eating Behaviours and Weight: A Population‐based Study.Pediatric Obesity, vol. 17, no. 11, Nov. 2022. pp. 1-10.  
Bowling, April, Jessica Peacock, et al. “HIIT and Resistance Training Effects on Learning-Related Outcomes in Underserved School Children.International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 2022, pp. 1–9.  
Davila, Maria (MT). “Four Ways the Church Can Get Ready for a Post-Roe World: Theology en la Plaza.National Catholic Reporter, vol. 58, no. 8, Jan. 2022, pp. 13–17. 
Davila, Maria (MT). “Building a Church of Liberation: Orthopraxis as the Public Shape of the Church’s Common Good.Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, vol. 42, no. 2, 2022, pp. 265–72. 
Davila, Maria (MT). “Building a Church of Liberation: Orthopraxis as the Public Shape of the Church’s Common Good.Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, vol. 42, no. 2, 2022, pp. 265–72. 
Duston, Christopher L. “Metrics on End-Periodic Manifolds as Models for Dark Matter.Universe, vol. 8, no. 3, Mar. 2022, pp. 1-15.
Falk, Audrey Faye, Raisa Teresa Carrasco-Velez, et al. “Advancing College Diversity and Access Through Partnership” In Handbook of Research on Practices for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, edited by Eleni Meletiadou, IGI Global, 2022, pp. 149–70.  [Tolle Lege] LC148 .H323 2022.
Falk, Audrey Faye, Martina Jordaan, et al. “Exploring the Literature and Rationale for Global E-Cultural Learning:” In Handbook of Research on Fostering Social Justice Through Intercultural and Multilingual Communication, edited by Eleni Meletiadou, IGI Global, 2022, pp. 218–44. [Tolle Lege] LC192.2 .H35 2023.
Falk, Audrey Faye, and Jamie Willer. “The Disciplining and Professionalization of Community Engagement: The Master’s Degree.” In Research Anthology on Service Learning and Community Engagement Teaching Practices, edited by Information Resources Management Association, IGI Global, 2022, pp. 1048–65. [Tolle Lege] LC220.5 .R474 2022. Alumnus, Class of 2019.
Fitzpatrick, Ellen T., Frame, Mariko L., McDowell, William G.Ecological Contradictions of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Malaysia.The Journal of Environment & Development, vol. 31, no. 1, Mar. 2022, pp. 54–87.  
Flaherty, Anne F. Boxberger. Presidential Rhetoric and Indian Policy: From Nixon to the Present. Routledge, 2022. [Tolle Lege] E93 .F525 2022.
Frame, Mariko L. “Ecological Imperialism: A World‐Systems Approach.The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, vol. 81, no. 3, May 2022, pp. 503–34. 
Garrone-Shufran, Stephanie. “‘I Think You Have to Be a Fighter’: Novice ESL Teachers’ Descriptions of Advocacy for Emergent Bilinguals.” Teacher Education Quarterly, vol. 49, no. 3, 2022, pp. 48–69.
Garrone-Shufran, Stephanie. “Using Reflection to Prepare ESL Teachers to Become Advocates.” Multicultural Education, vol. 29, no. 1/2, Fall/Winter 2022, pp. 34–36.
Gilson, Erinn. “Responsibility for Sexual Injustices: Toward an Intersectional Account.Hypatia, vol. 37, no. 2, 2022, pp. 422–46. 
Gilson, Erinn, editor. “Sexual Injustice and Willful Ignorance.” Routledge Handbook of Ignorance Studies, Second edition, Routledge, 2022. [Tolle Lege] HM651 .R678 2022.
Grossman, Jonathan L., and Boris Goldfarb. “Colimit Theorems for Coarse Coherence with Applications.” Topology and Its Applications, vol. 320, Oct. 2022, pp. 1-10. 
Hall-Seelig, Laura L., et al. “Gaussian Happy Numbers.Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, vol. 52, no. 2, Apr. 2022.   
Hall-Seelig, Laura L., and Helen G. Grundman. “Happy Numbers, Happy Functions, and Their Variations: A Survey.La Matematica, vol. 1, no. 2, June 2022, pp. 404–30.   
Hayden, Karen. “Cultural Criminology and Representations of Rural Crime.” The Encyclopedia of Rural Crime, edited by Alistair Harkness et al., Bristol University Press, 2022, pp. 23–26. [Tolle Lege] HV6251 .E53 2023.
Heffernan, George. “Existential Evidence. The Role of Self-Giving in Husserl’s Phenomenology of Existence.” Phanomenologische Forschungen, 2021-22.
Heffernan, George.Husserl’s Phenomenology of Existence: A Very Brief Introduction.” In The Existential Husserl: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Marco Cavallaro and George Heffernan, vol. 120, Springer International Publishing, 2022, pp. 1–30. [Tolle Lege] B3279.H94 E95 2022.
Heffernan, George.Stein’s Critique of Heidegger on Temporality, Eternity, and Transcendence—With Special Attention to Conrad-Martius’s Contribution.” In Hedwig Conrad-Martius and Edith Stein: Philosophical Encounters and Divides, edited by Antonio Calcagno and Ronny Miron, vol. 16, Springer International Publishing, 2022, pp. 105–32. [Tolle Lege] B829.5 .H39 2022.
Heffernan, George. The Development of Husserl’s Categorical Imperative: From Universal Ethical Legislation to Individual Existential Exhortation.” In The Existential Husserl: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Marco Cavallaro and George Heffernan, vol. 120, Springer International Publishing, 2022, pp. 87–114. [Tolle Lege] B3279.H94 E95 2022.
Heffernan, George, and Cavallaro Marco. ‎The Existential Husserl: A Collection of Critical Essays. Springer, 2022. [Tolle Lege] B3279.H94 E95 2022.
Herda, Daniel, et al. Chicago’s Reckoning: Racism, Politics, and the Deep History of Policing in an American City. 1st ed., Oxford University Press, 2022. [Tolle Lege] HV7936.P725 H34 2022.
Herda, Daniel. “Defining, Attaining, and Benefitting from Whiteness.” In Race and Ethnicity: Sociology in Action, Sage, 2022, pp. 135–52. [Tolle Lege] E184.A1 R243 2022.
Herda, Daniel. “Immigration Attitudes and the Influence of Positive, Negative, and Neutral Intergroup Exposure.Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 45, no. 14, Oct. 2022, pp. 2651–77. 
Hsu, L. M., Dobbs, K.L., Garrone-Shufran, S, Barber, N, Kourouma, F, Perez-Castillo, Y and Rich, S. “Centering Youth Voices: An Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Approach to Civic Engagement.Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, vol. 40, no. 2, 2022. Alumnus, Classes of 2022, 2023, 2024.
Hsu, Laura M. H., and Divya Anand. “Scrutinizing Whiteness in ‘Antiracist’ Children’s Literature: For Whom and by Whom?” Journal of Children’s Literature, vol. 48, no. 1, 2022, pp. 45–55.
Hyman, Michael, et al. “The Influence of Managerial Attributions on Corporate Entrepreneurship.Journal of Management & Organization, Mar. 2022, pp. 1–22.  
Kaklamanos, James, David M. Boore, et al. “Construction of a Ground-Motion Logic Tree through Host-to-Target Region Adjustments Applied to an Adaptable Ground-Motion Prediction Model.Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol. 112, no. 6, Dec. 2022, pp. 3063–80.
Kissel, Zachary A. “Policy-Based Redactable Signatures.Cryptology EPrint Archive, 2022.
Mansfield, Aaron C. “An Analysis of Identity Conflict Among Health-Conscious Sport Fans.” The Journal of Sport Management, vol. 36, no. 6, Nov. 2022, pp. 600–13.
Mansfield, Aaron C., Matthew Katz, et al. “The Identity Work of Health-Conscious Sport Fans.Journal of Sport Management, vol. 36, no. 4, July 2022, pp. 330–40.   
Mansfield, Aaron C., Katherine Sveinson, et al. “The Impact of a Life-Disrupting Threat on Team Identity.Sport Management Review, Dec. 2022, pp. 1–21. 
Marine, Susan B., and Chelsea Gilbert. Critical Praxis in Student Affairs: Social Justice in Action. Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2022. [Tolle Lege] LB2342.92 .C75 2022.
Mascolo, Michael F., David Winter, et al. “Bridging Divides in the 21st Century: Theoretical Rationale for the Special Issue on ‘Sociality, Intersubjectivity and Social Conflict.’Journal of Constructivist Psychology, vol. 35, no. 3, July 2022, pp. 978–85. 
Mascolo, Michael F., Harry Procter, et al. “Intersubjectivity, Joint Action and Sociality.Journal of Constructivist Psychology, vol. 35, no. 3, July 2022, pp. 904–29. 
McDowell, William G., et al. “Contamination of Maine Lakes by Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, vol. 12, no. 2, June 2022, pp. 248–59.
McGravey, Kevin. “Westboro Baptist Church.” In Political Violence in America: Historical Flashpoints and Modern-Day Trends, edited by Lori Cox Han and Tomislav Han, vol. 2, ABC-CLIO, 2022, pp. 563–64. [Tolle Lege] HN90.V5 P65 2022 v.2.
McKenzie, Ruth E., Alexis C. Garduno, Gail A. Laughlin, Jaclyn Bergstrom, et al. “Alcohol Use and Cognitive Aging in Middle-Aged Men: The Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging.Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, vol. 29, issue 3, Apr. 2022, pp. 235-245. 
McKenzie, Ruth E., Graham M.L. Eglit, Jeremy A. Elman, Mathew S. Panizzon, et al. “Paradoxical Cognitive Trajectories in Men from Earlier to Later Adulthood.Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 109, Jan. 2022, pp. 229–38. 
McKenzie, Ruth E., Nathan A. Gillespie, Sean N. Hatton, et al. “The Impact of Genes and Environment on Brain Ageing in Males Aged 51 to 72 Years.Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, vol. 14, Apr. 2022, pp. 1-10. 
Moradi Dezfouli, Kaveh, and Rahul Ravi. “Do Managerial Entrenchment and High Free Cash Flow Always Have a Negative Impact?” Journal of Accounting & Finance, vol. 22, no. 5, 2022, pp. 58–78.
Na, Kilhoe, et al. “Changes in COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Black and White Individuals in the US.JAMA Network Open, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2022, p. e2144470.  
O’Brien, Lisa M., and Mary C. Seltzer. “Fostering Racial Literacy in Early Childhood Contexts.Early Childhood Education Journal, Nov. 2022. Alumnus, Class of 2022. 
Olarte, Deborah, et al. “P041 Higher Education Students’ Perspectives on Using an Urban On-Campus Food Pantry During COVID-19: A Qualitative Study.Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 54, no. 7, July 2022, p. S37. 
Olarte, Deborah, et al. Teachers’ Resources to Support School Lunch: Professional Development Is Warranted.” Nutrients, vol. 14, no. 21, Nov. 2022, p. 1-15. 
Peacock, J. L., FitzPatrick, K. et al. “Face-to-Face to Online Learning During COVID-19: Student Perceptions and Performance.” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, vol. 33, no. 1, 2022, pp. 111–38.
Perks, Lisa Glebatis, et al. “The Need for Seed: News Framing of the Pandemic Gardening Boom.Environmental Communication, vol. 16, no. 4, May 2022, pp. 550–62.  
Perks, Lisa and Barrasso, Meghan. “More than a Fashion Faux Pas? Facebook’s AI and Adaptive Clothing Advertisements.The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Media Engagement, Moody College of Communication, Aug. 2022. Alumnus, Class of 2022 (Master’s).
Pruett, Laura Moore. “‘The Most Seductive Creole Indolence’: Louis Moreau Gottschalk in the French Press.” In America in the French Imaginary, 1789 -1914: Music, Revolution and Race, Boydell Press, 2022, pp. 172–95, [Tolle Lege] ML270 .A64 2022.
Raponi, Sandra. “Our Shared Responsibility for Refugees.” Newsletter of The American Philosophical Association: Feminism and Philosophy, vol. 21, no. 2, Spring 2022, pp. 31–35.
Robins, Walker. “‘Weizmann to Her Was God’: Dorothy Thompson’s Journey to and from Zionism.American Jewish History, vol. 106, no. 1, Jan. 2022, pp. 55–80. 
SantaBarbara, Nicholas J., Roxana Rezai, et al. “Exercise Preferences for a Workplace Wellness Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk and Increase Work Productivity.Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 64, no. 9, Sept. 2022, pp. e545–e549.  
Santos, Roberto S., et al. “COVID-19: A Gray Swan’s Impact on the Adoption of Novel Medical Technologies.Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, vol. 9, no. 1, July 2022, p. 232. 
Sarofian-Butin, Dan. “Are You Smarter than a 13th Grader?Inside Higher Ed., 14 Sept. 2022.
Sarofian-Butin, Dan. Saving the University from Itself: Stanley Fish, Higher Education, and the Role of the Public Intellectual.The Future of American Higher Education: How Today’s Public Intellectuals Frame the Debate, 1st ed., Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2022, pp. 56–67. [Tolle Lege] LA227.4 .F8998 2022.
Scherwatzky, Steven. “Fiction.The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Johnson, Oxford University Press, 2022, pp. 168–90. 
Seitchik, Allison E., Tara A. Singh, et al. “Biography Cards to Facilitate Student–Patient Connections in Obstetrics/Gynaecology Clinic.Medical Education, vol. 56, no. 11, Nov. 2022, pp. 1118–1119. 
Seitchik, Allison E., Ana C. Silva, Parent, Jane D. “Exploring Individual and Group Financial Coaching for Building Financial Capability.Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, vol. 33, no. 2, June 2022, pp. 255–67. 
Sendall, Patricia, et al. “The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Information Technology Employment, Salaries, and Career Opportunities.Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, vol. 15, no. 2, July 2022, pp. 30–39. Professor Emeritus.
Shonkoff, Eleanor, et al. “The State of the Science on Artificial Intelligence-Based Dietary Assessment Methods That Use Digital Images: A Scoping Review.Current Developments in Nutrition, vol. 6, no. Supplement_1, June 2022, pp. 534–534. 
Simonson, Brandon, and Scott Donahue-Martens, editors. Theology, Religion, and Dystopia. Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2022. [Tolle Lege] BL65.C8 T44 2022.
Stroud, Rena, Yewon Sung, et al. “Positive Emotions in Early Algebra Meaning-Making.Didactica Mathematicae, vol. 43, no. 1, Feb. 2022, pp. 31–59.   
Stroud, Rena, Maria Blanton, et al. “Progressions in Young Learners’ Understandings of Parity Arguments.Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Apr. 2022, pp. 1–32.  
Unsal, Omer. “Labor Lawsuits and Debt Maturity.Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, vol. 22, no. 2, Feb. 2022, pp. 385–404. 
Unsal, Omer. “Reputational Damage and Name Changes: Impact of Financial Crimes.Corporate Governance: An International Review, June 2022, pp. 334-348. 
Unsal, Omer and Blake Rayfield. “Green Innovation and Environmental Misconduct.Managerial Finance, vol. 48, no. 8, July 2022, pp. 1156–1173. 
Vlahos, Dan. “Just Numbers.” Mission Hill: Presence, Absence and Transformation, 2nd ed., INFocus Camera Club, 2022, [Tolle Lege] F73.37 .I54 2022.
Welby, Kathryn. “Teaching Neurodiverse Students.Inside Higher Ed., 15 June 2022.
White, Gwyne, et al. “The Impact of School Climate in Social‐Normative Expectations in Low and High SES Schools.Journal of Community Psychology, vol. 51, no. 1, 2022, pp. 219–33. 
Yetter, Alyssa M. “Mothers’ Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Depression: Associations with Children’s Behavioral Functioning.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 37, no. 21–22, Nov. 2022, pp. NP21320–44. 
Zimdars, Melissa. “Medicalized Reality Weight-Loss Television and the Negotiation of Neoliberalism on My 600 Pound Life.” Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies, Oct. 2022, p. 174960202211340. 
Zimdars, Melissa. “Mis/Disinformation and Social Media.” Social Media Debate: Unpacking the Social, Psychological, and Cultural Effects, Routledge, 2022, p. 234. [Tolle Lege] HM742 .S62819624 2022.