2020 Blissell Library Faculty Publication Celebration

Let's Celebrate

Congratulations to all of our faculty for managing to keep up our high standards in teaching and advising under unusual and constantly changing circumstances. Just surviving this fall is enough reason to celebrate! But we would also like to extend extra special congratulations to the 17 individual faculty named below for their impressive achievements in this memorable year.

Jennifer Gilley, Head Librarian


Bruckner, D. W. (2020). The vegan’s dilemma. Utilitas, 32(3), 350-367. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0953820820000060

Bruckner, D. W. (2019). Small-scale animal agriculture. In B. Fischer (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics (pp. 198-210). Routledge.

Bruckner, D.W. (2020). Animal welfare science, varieties of value and philosophical methodology. Animal Welfare, 29(4), 387-397. https://doi.org/10.7120/09627286.29.4.387

Min, K., Cuiffi, J. D., & Mathers, R. T. (2020). Ranking environmental degradation trends of plastic marine debris based on physical properties and molecular structure. Nature Communications, 11(1), 727. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14538-z

Campbell, M.A., Gwin, C., Tai, H.H., & Adams, R. (2020). Changes in gene expression in potato meristems treated with the sprout suppressor 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene are dependent on tuber age and dormancy status. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235444

Gerhard, C. (2020). Impact, influence & inspiration: Tools for effective workplace leadership (Presentation). Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, New Kensington, PA.

Gerhard, C. (2020). Data visualization: From information to insight (Presentation). Nextovation Setting A Future-Ready Foundation Virtual Information Series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHjOFyiOqOU

Gerhard, C. (2020). The history of the banana split (Film).The Electric Banana Split: A One-Day Virtual Celebration on National Banana Split Day. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1477674902415786&ref=watch_permalink (broadcast time: 54:50 – 1:07:48 mark)

Tarka, P., & Harnish, R. J. (2020). Toward the extension of antecedents of compulsive buying: The influence of personal values theory. Psychological Reports. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120959777

Harnish, R. J., Bridges, K. R., Sattler, D. N., Munson, M., Bridgen, S., Slack, F. J., & Smith, S. M. (Eds.) (2019). What I wished my mentor had told me. Society for the Teaching of Psychology. http://www.teachpsych.org/ebooks/mentortoldme

Marhefka, J.N., & Park, D. D., & Cruz, L. E. (2020, July). Ready, Set, Go: Fostering Student Success in an Introductory Biomedical Engineering Technology Course. 2020 First-Year Engineering Experience Proceedings. https://cms.jee.org/35777

Akar, I., Keogh, R., Blackman, L. D., Foster, J. C., Mathers, R. T., & O’Reilly, R. K. (2020). Grafting Density Governs the Thermoresponsive Behavior of P(OEGMA-co-RMA) Statistical Copolymers. ACS Macro Letters, 9(8), 1149-1154. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00461

Barnes, B. E., Jenkins, T. A., Stein, L. M., Mathers, R. T., Wicaksana, M., Pasquinelli, M. A. & Savin, D. A. (2020). Synthesis and characterization of a Leucine-based block Co-Polypeptide: The effect of the Leucine zipper on self-assembly. Biomacromolecules, 21(6), 2463-2472. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00420

Kovaliov, M., Wright, T. A., Cheng, B., Mathers, R. T., Zhang, X., Meng, D., Szcześniak, K., Jenczyk, J., Jurga, S., Cohen-Karni, D., Page, R. C., Konkolewicz, D. & Averick, S. (2020). Toward next-generation biohybrid catalyst design: Influence of degree of polymerization on enzyme activity. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 31(3), 939-947. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00084

Stubbs, C., Murray, K. A., Ishibe, T., Mathers, R. T. & Gibson, M. I. (2020, in press). Combinatorial Biomaterials Discovery Strategy to Identify New Macromolecular Cryoprotectants. ACS Macro Letters, 290-294. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00044

Morrison, P. K., Pallatino, C., Fusco, R. A., Kenkre, T., Chang, J., & Krans, E. E. (2020). Pregnant victims of intimate partner homicide in the National Violent Death Reporting System Database, 2003–2014: A Descriptive Analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520943726

Morrison, P.K., Goodkind, S., Holland, C.L., Cluss, P.A., Miller, E., George, D., Fleming, R., & Chang, J.C. (2020, in press). Key components of the batterer intervention program process: An analysis of observational data from two community-based BIPS. Violence Against Women.

Morrison, P.K., & Wentling, R. (2020, October 23). COVID-19 and its impact on intimate partner violence: The intersection of health, justice, and the path forward. Penn State Social Science Research Institute. https://covid-19.ssri.psu.edu/articles/covid-19-and-its-impact-intimate-partner-violence

Adshead, P., Pearce, L., Shelton, J., & Weiner, Z. J. (2020). Stochastic evolution of scalar fields with continuous symmetries during inflation. Physical Review D, 102(2), 023526. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.102.023526

Starr, D. (2020). All Saints Requiem (Composer). https://www.stpaulspgh.org/all-saints-requiem-by-douglas-starr-/ (View the first movement in Box)

Wang, H., & Hu, T. (2020). Multichannel sequential display LED driver with optimal transient performance and efficiency via synchronous integral control. IET Power Electronics. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-pel.2020.0128

Wang, H., & Zhang, H. (Jan 2020). AIOPS Prediction for Hard Drive Failures Based on Stacking Ensemble Model. In Satyajit C., & Rajashree, P. (Eds.), 2020 10th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference, CCWC 2020, (pp. 417-423). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Wang, H. (2020, in press). Bridging Learner Affect and Optimal Course Design through Dynamic Programming. 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.

Wentling, R. & Choi, J. (In Press). Convict code, risky lifestyles, and violent victimization among inmates in South Korea. Violence and Victims.


Andrea Adolph, Director of Academic Affairs

Richard J. Harnish, Professor of Psychology


Arlene Hall Service Award

Deborah Sillman, Assistant Teaching Professor of Science


Full Time Award: Dr. Penelope Morrison, Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Part-Time Award: Marie Sauret Adjunct, Instructor in French


Marcia Curler, Assistant Teaching Professor in Radiological Sciences