Recent News

September 12th @ 3pm – Mentoring Kickoff Meeting

September 24th – Junior Faculty interest forms for participation in Cohort 3 due

October 11th @ 2pm – Program Orientation for Cohort 3

Books Ordered

List of Books Ordered

University Scholars Program Publications

Below are works published in whole or in part due to the support of the University Scholars Program. Other products of University Scholars grants include Robert Quinn's (2004) development of the course, Career-Oriented Spanish for Social Workers and Health Care Professionals; Sarah Banks' (2005) translations for Charles Weeks' Paths to a Middle Ground: The Diplomacy of Natchez, Boukfouka, Nogales, and San Fernando de las Barrancas, 1791-1795; Hyun Chong Kim's (2008) pottery and other artwork for the exhibition, "Free Forms of Nature;" Ivan Elezovic's (2013) composition "The Wind Was There .." music for tarogato and two-channel audio; and Yumi Park Huntington's completion of a chapter of a book-length manuscript for which she has a contract.


Lowe, Jeffrey S. Rebuilding Communities the Public Trust Way: Community Foundation Assistance to CDCs, 1980-2000. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2006.

Merem, Edmund.  Environmental Accounting for Oil and Natural Gas: A North American Case Study of Canada and the Southeast of the United States. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.

Chapters in Books

McDaniels, Preselfannie Whitfield. "Creating A Legacy of Disconnection: Colorism and Classism in Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding." In Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature, edited by Tara T. Green, 79-104.  New York City: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

Publications and Proceedings

Ali, Mohammed, Malay K. Mazumder, and Ted B. Martonen. "Measurements of electrodynamic effects on the deposition of MDI and DPI aerosols in a replica cast of human oral-pharyngeal-laryngeal airways." Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery 22, no. 1 (2009): 35-44.

Ali, Mohammed, Rama N. Reddy, and Malay K. Mazumder. "Simultaneous characterization of aerodynamic size and electrostatic charge distributions of inhaled dry powder inhaler aerosols." Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews 4, no. 1 (2008): 2-5.

Arnold, Ronica, and Regina F. McMurtery. "Integrating Service Learning into Counselor Education: Applications and Implications." Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal 24, no. 1 (2011).

Arslan, Zikri, Mehmet Ates, Wanaki McDuffy, M. Sabri Agachan, Ibrahim O. Farah, W. William Yu, and Anthony J. Bednar. "Probing metabolic stability of CdSe nanoparticles: alkaline extraction of free cadmium from liver and kidney samples of rats exposed to CdSe nanoparticles." Journal of Hazardous Materials 192, no. 1 (2011): 192-199.

Ayensu, Wellington K., Ibrahim O. Farah, Raphael D. Isokpehi, Chung Lee, and Paul B. Tchounwou. "Effects of Exposure to Low Concentrations of Mercury on Glycine Alpha-3,-6 GABA-A Chloride and Glutamate-Gated Channel Receptors in the HepG2 Cell Line in Culture." Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 53, no. 4 (2008).

Bentley, Lamar H., and Vijaya L. Gompa. "On the Epireflective Hull of Topological Nearness Groups in the Category of Nearness Groups." Quaestiones Mathematicae 30, no. 4 (2007): 499-505.

Billingsley, Gloria J. "Black Community Involvement as a Strategy for Overcoming Barriers to African-American Participation in Health Research–But What Is Community Involvement?" Race, Gender & Class 21, no. 3/4 (2014): 122.

Branson, Ronica Arnold, Shavon Marbory, Angela Brown, Elijah Covington, Keyshia McCauley, and Ashton Nash. "A Pilot Study: An Exploration of Social, Emotional, and Academic Factors Influencing School Dropout." Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal 26, no. 2 (2013).

Buckner-Brown, Joyce, and Agho Augustine O. "An Examination of U.S. Federally Funded Television Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Changing AIDS Risk Behaviors in African American Populations." Race, Gender & Class 12, no. 3/4 (2005): 120-38. 

Cain, Monique L., Robert L. Hester, and Ernest B. Izevbigie. "Ethanol abrogates Angiotensin II-stimulated vascular smooth muscle cell growth." Medical Science Monitor 12, no. 5 (2006): BR162-BR168.

Causey, Douglas C., Dharam S. Rana, and Thabryxelle Hudson. "The Impact of Key Operating Variables on Capacity Utilization in a Statewide Network of Acute Care Hospitals." Journal of International Management Studies 11, no. 3 (2011).

Chang, Li-jing Arthur and Brian L. Massey. "Work Motivation and Journalists in Taiwan and the US: An Integration of Theory and Culture." Asian Journal of Communication 20, no. 1 (2010): 51-68.

Cho, Hyun Jung and Cristina Nica. "A Study of Seagrass at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi." In Proceedings of the 2009 MS Water Resource Conference (2009): 114-117.

Cho, Hyun Jung, Philemon Kirui, and Harene Natarajan. "Test of Multi-Spectral Vegetation Index for Floating and Canopy-Forming Submerged Vegetation." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 5, no. 5 (2008): 477-483.

Crockett, Michele D. and Lecretia A. Buckley. "The Role of Coflection in Equity-Centered Mathematics Professional Development Practices." Equity & Excellence in Education 42, no. 2 (2009): 169-182.

Davis, Melvin, Janet D. Latner, and Lillian D. Williams. "Stigmatization of Obese Children by Race and Gender."  Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal 21, no. 4 (2008).

Deardorff, Michelle D. "Beyond Pregnancy: Litigating Infertility, Contraception, and Breastfeeding in the Workplace." Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 32, no. 1 (2011): 52-72.

Didia, Dal. "Growth Without Growth: An Analysis of the State of Minority-Owned Businesses in the United States." Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship 21, no. 2 (2008): 195-214.

Estis, Catherine and Johnny Gilleylen Sr. "Transportation Access and Unemployment: An Application of the 'Spatial Mismatch Theory' in Jackson, Mississippi." Journal of Public Management & Social Policy 13, no. 1 (2007): 33-51.

Ezeala-Harrison, Fidel. "Black Feminization of Poverty: Evidence from the US Cross-Regional Data." The Journal of Developing Areas 44, no. 1 (2010): 149-166.

Farah, Ibrahim O. "Differential Modulation of Intracellular Energetics in A549 and MRC-5 cells." Biomed Sci Instrum 43 (2007): 110-5.

Fuller, Lorraine. "WLBT News in the Deregulation Era Modern Racism or Representative Picture?" Journal of Black Studies 35, no. 4 (2005): 262-292.

Gompa, Vijaya L. "Cartesian Closed Algebraic Categories." International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics 78, no. 2 (2012): 215-231.

Gompa, Vijaya L. "(E,M)-Topological Functors on Topological Algebras."  International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics 46, no. 3 (2008): 321-332.

Grayson, Michael M., and Michael S. Luehlfing. "Is Auditor Switching Associated with Delayed Accounting Recognition of Bad News?" Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal 10, no. 1 (2006): 79-92.

Hill, Cecil L. and Quinton Booker. "State Accountancy Regulators' Perceptions of Independence of External Auditors When Performing Internal Audit Activities for Nonpublic Clients." Accounting Horizons 21, no. 1 (2007): 43-57.

Izevbigie, Ernest B., C. B. Howard, and K. S. Lee. "V. Amygdalina: Folk Medicine, Analysis, and Potential Application for Cancer Treatment." Current Pharmaceutical Analysis 4, no. 1 (2008): 20-24.

Jiang, Yi, James V. Cizdziel, and Duanjun Lu. "Temporal Patterns of Atmospheric Mercury Species in Northern Mississippi during 2011–2012: Influence of Sudden Population Swings." Chemosphere 93, no. 9 (2013): 1694-1700.

Khadivi, M. R. "Computers and Mathematical Philosophies in Educational Trends." The Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching 25, no. 3 (2006).

Kibler, Jeffrey L., and Judith A. Lyons. "Perceived Coping Ability Mediates the Relationship between PTSD Severity and Heart Rate Recovery in Veterans." Journal of Traumatic Stress 17, no. 1 (2004): 23-29.

Latiker, Tony, Robert Z. Carr Jr, LaTessa Stone, and Tishawn Thames. "An Exploratory Study of Key Influences on African American Student Choice of Dissertation Topic in a Historically Black University." In National Association of African American Studies Conference Proceedings (2010).

Lesniak, Karen T., William Rudman, Margaret B. Rector, and T. David Elkin. "Psychological Distress, Stressful Life Events, and Religiosity in Younger African American Adults." Mental Health, Religion & Culture 9, no. 1 (2006): 15-28.

Lowe, Jeffrey S. "Limitations of Community Development Partnerships: Cleveland Ohio and Neighborhood Progress Inc." Cities 25, no. 1 (2008): 37-44.

Lowe, Jeffrey S. "Community Foundations: What Do They Offer Community development?" Journal of Urban Affairs 26, no. 2 (2004): 221-240.

Lu, Duanjun, James V. Cizdziel, Yi Jiang, Loren White, and Remata S. Reddy. "Numerical Simulation of Atmospheric Mercury in Mid-South USA." Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health 7, no. 4 (2014): 525-540.

McClinton, Jeton. "Blueprint for Creating Learning Communities in a Graduate Research Course." EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology no. 1 (2009): 3727-3734.

McClinton, Jeton. "The Effective Implementation of Electronic Portfolios in a Computers in Education Graduate Course: Student Voices." Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, no. 1 (2009): 132-136.

McLeod, Stephen G., Gavin C. Brown, Preselfannie W. McDaniels, and Lawrence Sledge. "Improving Writing with a PAL: Harnessing the Power of Peer Assisted Learning with the Reader's Assessment Rubrics." International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 20, no. 3 (2009): 488-502.

Meghanathan, Natarajan. "A Location Prediction-Based Reactive Routing Protocol to Minimize the Number of Route Discoveries and Hop Count per Path in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks." The Computer Journal 52, no. 4 (2009): 461-482.

Meghanathan, Natarajan. "Survey and Taxonomy of Unicast Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks." International Journal on Applications of Graph Theory in Wireless Ad hoc Networks and Sensor Networks 1, no. 1 (2009): 1-21.

Meghanathan, Natarajan. "Location Prediction Based Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks." In IEEE GLOBECOM 2008-2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2008.

Moore, Michael T., Milton R. Dawkins Jr, James W. Fisher, and David M. Fresco. "Depressive Realism and Attributional Style: Replication and Extension." International Journal of Cognitive Therapy 9, no. 1 (2016): 1-12.

Morozov, O. I., and C. Wafo Soh. "The Equivalence Problem for the Euler–Bernoulli Beam Equation via Cartan's Method." Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 41, no. 13 (2008): 135206.

Nelums, Mary S., and Jacquelyn Mitchell. "Children Left Unsupervised: An Exploratory Study that Examines Parental Views on the Phenomenon." Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal 21, no. 3 (2007).

Osby, Olga and Safiya Omari. "Substance Abuse and Depression: Experiences of Rural African American Women in Mississippi." Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal 22, no. 3 (2009).

Patlolla, Anita K., Ashley Berry, and Paul B. Tchounwou. "Study of Hepatotoxicity and Oxidative Stress in Male Swiss-Webster Mice Exposed to Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes." Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 358, no. 1-2 (2011): 189-199.

Patlolla, Anita, Brittney McGinnis, and Paul Tchounwou.  "Biochemical and Histopathological Evaluation of Functionalized Singled-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Swiss-Webster Mice." Journal of Applied Toxicology 31, no. 1 (2010).

Porter, Dion F., Tashia Cormick, and Melba Haynes. "Disabled College Students' Perceptions of Faculty Attitudes at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) as Compared to a Majority White Institution." Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal 21, no. 3 (2007).

Quinn, Robert. "Providing High-Quality, Innovative Materials for Career-Oriented Courses." In Socalt '05: The Year of Languages: Motivating the Language Learner with Technology, 80-94. Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse, 2006.

Rana, Dharam S., and SherRhonda R. Gibbs. "Analyzing Role of Operations Research Models in Banking." Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspectives 13 (2006): 112-116

Rauniar, Rupak, William Doll, Greg Rawski, and Paul Hong. "The Role of Heavyweight Product Manager in New Product Development." International Journal of Operations & Production Management 28, no. 2 (2008): 130-154.

Shih, Hui-Ru, and Horn-Sen Tzou. "Wireless Control of Parabolic Shells Using Photostrictive Actuators." In ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. 1507-1516. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2006.

Shih, Hui-Ru, and Wilbur L. Walters. "Course Module on Precision Control of Piezoelectric Actuators." In ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. 15-23. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012.

Shih, Hui-Ru, and Wilbur L. Walters. "Modeling, Control and Application of Piezoelectric Actuators." In ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. 239-247. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2010.

Shih, Hui-Ru, and Wilbur L. Walters. "Precision Control of Piezoelectric Actuators With an Inversion-Based Approach." In ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. 1067-1076. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2010.

Shih, Hui-Ru, Horn-Sen Tzou, and Wei Zheng. "Photonic Control of a Free-Floating Parabolic Membrane Shell." In ASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. 31-39. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2007.

Soh, Célestin Wafo. "Symmetry Breaking and Exact Solutions of the Hyperbolic Heat Equation with Variable Medium Properties." Adv. Stud. Theor. Phys 2 (2008): 71-85.

Thiagarajan, Palaniappan, Nicole Ponder, Jason E. Lueg, Sheri Lokken Worthy, and Ronald D. Taylor. "The Effects of Role Strain on the Consumer Decision Process for Groceries in Single-Parent Households." Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 16, no. 3 (2009): 207-215.

Titani-Smith, Leniece, Nicole Denise Lewis, John Maynie, Kaylon McCou, Roland Swanson, and Raylanakeish Williams. "" I'm Black and I'm Proud": The Centrality of Race and Racial Regard at an HBCU A Pilot Study." Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal 26, no. 2 (2013).

Wang, Peng and Joseph C. Rode. "Transformational Leadership and Follower Creativity: The Moderating Effects of Identification with Leader and Organizational Climate." Human Relations 63, no. 8 (2010): 1105-1128.

Webb, Tammy T., Daniel Webb, Regina S. Fults-McMurtery, and Tiffany Fuller. "Perceptions of Body Figure Attractiveness Among African American Male College Students." Journal of African American Studies 18, no. 4 (2014): 457-469.

Wesley, Joan Marshall, Matthew Dalbey and William M. Harris. "Urban Segregation in the Deep South: Race, Education, and Planning Ethics in Jackson, Mississippi." Race, Gender & Class 12, no. 3/4 (2005): 11-30. 

Weng, Kevin C., Pedro C. Castilho, Jeffery M. Morrissette, Ana M. Landeira-Fernandez, David B. Holts, Robert J. Schallert, Kenneth J. Goldman, and Barbara A. Block. "Satellite Tagging and Cardiac Physiology Reveal Niche Expansion in Salmon Sharks." Science 310, no. 5745 (2005): 104-106.

Williams, Bryman and Annie Smith. "The Relationship between Psychological Well-Being and Immunological Measures of HIV Among African Americans Living with HIV." Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal 22, no. 3 (2009).

Wilson, Barbara A., Ramaiyer Venkatraman, Cedrick Whitaker, and Quintell Tillison. "Synthesis and Structure-Activity Correlation Studies of Metal Complexes of α-N-heterocyclic Carboxaldehyde Thiosemicarbazones in Shewanella oneidensis." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2, no. 1 (2005): 170-174.

Yedjou, Clement G., Jessica N. Milner, Carolyn B. Howard, and Paul B. Tchounwou. "Basic Apoptotic Mechanisms of Lead Toxicity in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 7, no. 5 (2010): 2008-2017.

Yoon, Eunkyung, Roni Stiller Funk, and Nancy P. Kropf. "Sexual Harassment Experiences and Their Psychological Correlates among a Diverse Sample of College Women." Affilia 25, no. 1 (2010): 8-18.

Younis, Mustafa Z. "Healthcare Policy, Financing and Economics: A Symposium." Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management 19, no. 3 (2007): 338.

Zhang, Zhenbu. "Qualitative Analysis for a Prey-Mesopredator-Superpredator Model." Applied Mathematical Sciences 2, no. 42 (2008): 2063-2080.

Zhang, Zhenbu. "Qualitative Analysis for a Prey–Predator Model." International Journal of Mathematical Analysis 1, no. 15 (2007): 727-744.

Zheng, Wei, Hui-Ru Shih, Karen Lozano, Jin-Song Pei, Karl Kiefer, and Xinqing Ma. "A Practical Approach to Integrating Nanotechnology Education and Research into Civil Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum." Journal of Nano Education 1, no. 1 (2009): 22-33.