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Nontenure Line Faculty Accomplishments in 2014

David Angelow was appointed to the North American Leadership team for the Supply Chain Council (SCC). The Supply Chain Council conducts research in the area of supply chain, product development/innovation and customer operations. The organization maintains and publishes the Supply-Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR), recognized as a standard for process modeling, benchmarking and performance improvement. Mr Angelow is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Information Systems.

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Elizabeth Cernota Clark, senior lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was named a runner-up for Texas State’s Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. She presented a short program about her course, Editing for Clear Communication (MC3383), April 16 at a luncheon honoring recipients of the Second Annual Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

Clark’s online course yielded student observations that she used in a presentation in March at the national conference of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) in Pittsburgh. “Future tense: messages from my students” was part of ACES’ cultural sensitivity track and offered insights (referenced anonymously) into terminology that students deem culturally valuable and/or that they might expect to see in industry-standard stylebooks of the future, including the Associated Press Stylebook. As a result of Clark’s other ACES proposal, a representative of Investigative Reporters and Editors presented a session in Pittsburgh on digital techniques to enhance the storytelling process online and in print.

Clark’s bachelor of arts degree is from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. She earned a master of journalism degree at the University of North Texas.

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Rachel Davenport became certified to teach online courses by the internationally-recognized Online Learning Consortium. She attended multiple workshops and seminars in 2014, including the eight-day Creating and Teaching an Online Course workshop at Texas State University and the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. She serves as a member of the Texas State University Honor Code Council and the College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Committee. Davenport is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biology.

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Dr. Susan England teaches in the School of Nursing (SON) in Round Rock. At Texas State, she is the Curriculum Committee Chair and President of the Honor Society, which is in the process of applying for a charter with Sigma Theta Tau International, anticipated to occur in February 2016.

Dr. England serves outside the SON, including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Innovation Grant Program as a grant reviewer, and serving on the THECB advisory committee.

She is also on advisory committees for grants for University of Texas-Arlington, Baylor, and Texas Tech University Health Science Center. For the past two years, she was a consultant to the Nursing Innovation Grant: Texas Content-Based Curriculum (CBC) for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs. This past year, she also worked on the second grant to develop CBC for RN-to-BSN and MSN programs. Currently, she is working with the Texas Board of Nursing to develop a webinar series regarding the CBC curricula.

Dr. England developed and is currently teaching Community Health for the on-line RN-to-BSN program at Sul Ross University-Uvalde.

Dr. England supervised and assisted a graduate students in her course projects and papers. She has been nominated for a mentoring award, based on the contributions and support she offers students. Additional awards are the 2014 Outstanding Faculty in Service by Texas State Class of 2014.

Dr. England is active in a variety of nursing and health-related organizations. Examples include: the Wilco Wellness Alliance (2013 to present), Texas Health Ministries Network (2012 to present), Texas State University Honor Society, charter member and president 2013 to present, American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, and National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau (2000 to present) and Nurses’ Health Study, Harvard Medical School (1978 to present).  Dr. England serves on the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless Forum (2012 to present).  She is an active member at Tarrytown United Methodist Church (2012 to present).

Janet Riola Hale was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service 2014. Appointed to the United Nations' Working Committee on Sustainability, Hale was named as a member of the Planning Committee for the UN's 1st Regional North American PRME Conference held in Seattle 2014. As faculty sponsor for McCoy College Bobcat Net Impact which is focused on sustainability in business, the group earned gold status for the 5th consecutive year in the 60,000 member international organization. She continues to serve as co-President of the Environmental Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Teaching bi-annually in Germany at DHBW in Mosbach and Heilbronn, Hale also taught Business Law at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China during 2014.  Dr. Hale is a senior lecturer in the Department of Finance and Economics.

Marylyn Kajs-Wyllie

Marylyn Kajs-Wyllie, APRN, MSN,CCRN,CNRN,SCRN
Clinical Associate Professor

Criddle, Laura & Kajs-Wyllie, Marylyn(2015). Allegro Reviews: Stroke Nursing-Pure Practice for SCRN Exam Preparation and Review. Pocket Study Guide. The Laurelwood Group, Oregon.
Podium Presentations:
Vitamin D Deficiency and Neurologic Dysfunction: Preventing “D”ecline. 47the Annual Educational Meeting: Enlighten, Engage, Empower, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, March29-April 1, 2015, Nashville, Tenn.
Partner Up With Your Students to Ease Their Transition into the Advanced Practice Role , 2015 Texas Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference Mary 30, 2015 Round Rock, Texas.
Winner: Award for Excellence in Online Teaching, April 16, 2015, Texas State University. This annual award sponsored by the office of distance an extended Learning recognizes and rewards superior online teaching, provides models of excellence for fellow faculty and encourages all faculty to continue to improve and advance their online teaching pedagogy

Twister Marquiss, M.F.A.
Senior Lecturer, University College

Columnist Ken Herman of the Austin American-Statesman featured Texas State University’s Common Experience and the Common Reading Program in his Metro/State commentary column on Wednesday, February 25th. Herman discussed the 50th anniversary of Texas State’s integration, as well as the history of the school. In addition, the piece highlighted Common Reading Program director Twister Marquiss, who is a senior lecturer in University College and a faculty member in the Department of English.

[ + ] The feature appeared in the Metro/State section of the newspaper, Section B, pages B1 and B4.
[ + ] It also appeared on the homepage and at this link (no paywall):


Canterbury Study Abroad Group







Summer 2014 brought the 10th Anniversary of social work courses included in the Texas State to Canterbury Study Abroad Program. Lecturer, Stacie McGee, LMSW-IPR (center, yellow), co-director of the program, focuses on comparative ethics and placing students in UK social service agencies for volunteer experiences. The program is one of the most popular at Texas State and boasts the only program on campus with repeat program participants. McGee is also the recipient of the 2014 College of Applied Arts Part-time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.

Kathy Moffitt was nominated for the Part Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. Moffitt is a lecturer in the Department of Accounting and teaches Intermediate Accounting.

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Carin Perilloux authored two book chapters in the edited volume, Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Sexual Psychology and Behavior, titled “(Mis)reading the signs: Men's perception of women's sexual interest” and “Men's priority shifts towards bodily attractiveness in short-term versus long-term mating contexts.” She also collaborated on a book chapter titled “An evolutionary perspective on characteristics of physical attractiveness in humans” in the edited volume, Psychology of Interpersonal Perception and Relationships. In the Fall, a manuscript she authored with a collaborator from the University of Pennsylvania, titled "Do men over-perceive women’s sexual interest?”, was accepted for publication by the journal, Psychological Science. Perilloux is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology.

Tom Puffer published a paper in the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly and completed a major consulting assignment with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Mr. Puffer is a lecturer in the Department of Accounting.

Robyn R. Rogers, L.P.C., Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology was nominated for The Presidential Award For Service at The Liberal Arts Level for 2014.


Alan Schaefer
Lecturer, Department of English

I co-curated the exhibition currently hanging at the Wittliff Collections, HOMEGROWN: Austin Music Posters, 1967 to 1982. I also edited the book of the same name. The book is published by the University of Texas Press and just hit the streets on March 1. Below are links for the exhibition and book.

Links to some press on the book:

Mary Spaeth was awarded here PhD from University of the West of Scotland,  presented a paper entitled  at the 2014 Global Symposium on Women's Entrepreneurship in Stockholm, Sweden, and published a book chapter in Women, Practice, Architecture: ‘Resigned Accommodation’ and ‘Usurpatory Practice’.   She also participated in the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute, was invited to serve on Texas State Fulbright Selection Committee, reviewed a manuscript for the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, and served on the  Advisory Board for aRPM, an MSEC-based student run company and candidate for the Rice Business Plan Competition.  Mary Spaeth is a lecturer in the Department of Management.

Mark Summers graduation photo

Mark Summers, an Adjunct Lecturer in the Engineering Technology department, recently received his Certified Solidworks Professional (CSWP) and Certified Solidworks Simulation Associate - FEA (CSWA-S) certifications from Dassault Systèmes.  In addition to the Engineering Technology and Construction Science and Management courses he teaches at Texas State University, Mark also teaches various credit and continuing education engineering graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) courses in AutoCAD, Inventor, Solidworks, and Pro/ENGINEER (Creo) at Austin Community College.

Vicki West, as faculty sponsor for McCoy College Enactus, led the organization to its 3rd US National Championship (out of a field of 518 universities, including Carnegie Mellon and Syracuse and other prominent universities).   Ms. West also coached the Texas State Graduate Sales Team to a national championship at NCSC, the premier national sales competition.  Ms. West also published two articles in peer review journals.  Ms. West is a senior lecturer in the Department of Marketing.

Dr R Winegar






Rhonda Winegar, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CCRN, CPN
Clinical Assistant Professor
1. Invited Talks: I gave a total of 6 of these Continuing education lectures at St. David’s Main (Austin, Texas) Hospital to nursing and therapy staff throughout the month of June 2014.         
  Winegar, R. (2014, June 29). Hemiparetic Upper Extremity Positioning Program. (Continuing Education Lecture -1 CEU). St. David’s Main Hospital, Austin, Texas.
Fellowships, Awards, Honors:
Nominated and Elected to Texas Nurses Association Board of Director’s Central Region (term- 2015-2018).

Named one of Alpha Chi Favorite Professors for 2013, Texas State University (November, 2014)
Nominated for Elsevier’s Elsie Award in Simulation (September, 2014)
Austin Advanced Practice Nurses Association Excellence Award (April, 2014)
Second place- Faculty Division, 2014 Nursing Research Forum for the College of Health Professionals at Texas State University – Poster Presentation “Bed bugs and Beyond” (April, 2014).
Graduated with my DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) December,  2014        Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)       Capstone Project: Hemiparetic  Positioning of Hemiplegic Patients