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Linda Habig, flute, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio) and studied with prominent teachers in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. A member of the Heisey Wind Ensemble, she has played with regional orchestras and ensembles in Chicago, New Jersey, and central Ohio. Linda has taken Suzuki teacher training at both the International Flute Institute at Eastern Tennessee State University, and the Berkshire Flute Institute at Williams College, Mass. Prior to 2004, Linda had an extensive career in corporate finance.
Jamie joined the Denison community in 2010 after spending eight years at home with her children. Prior to that time, she worked as an office manager for a computer consulting firm where she met her husband, Jeff Haidet '97. Jamie works part-time for Alumni Relations, where she is responsible for posting stories of alumni in the news through various social networking sites.
Jamie received a B.A. in English and studio art from Denison in 1978 and went directly to Time, Inc. as a photography researcher for Time, Life, People and Fortune magazines. He illustrated his first children's book for HarperCollins in 1990 and continued to publish trade books with HC, Scholastic and other publishers. He moved his home and illustration business from NYC to Granville and began working for Denison in 2008. His responsibilities include photography and magazine editing, and he is a contributing writer for both the magazine and TheDEN. Last year, one of his stories won a national CASE gold award for Best Article of the Year.
Alina Haliliuc earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Public Address from the University of Iowa. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of public persuasion, rhetorical criticism, and mass mediated representations of gender, class, and ethnicity. She has worked on projects examining the role of television, film, and music in negotiating social norms both in the U.S. and internationally. Her work may be found in such venues as Text and Performance Quarterly (2011), The Business of Entertainment--Television. Ed. Robert Sickels (2009), and Pimps, Wimps, Studs, Thugs and Gentlemen. Essays on Media Images of Masculinity. Ed. Elwood Watson (2009).
Sherry earned her Ph.D. in art history in 2010 from Arizona State University. Her dissertation “Picturing the Dhamma: Text and Image in Late Colonial Sri Lanka” offers an interdisciplinary examination of Theravada Buddhist book art practices in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Her museum experience includes curatorial and registration work at Arizona’s Phoenix Art Museum (2001-2006) where she continues to consult on the Museum’s Sri Lankan art collection. Sherry has significant university classroom experience in teaching Western and Asian art. Her principal research interests include Buddhist and Hindu material culture, Chinese ceramics, materials analysis, and the transfer of art-making technologies.
Maureen earned a B.A. in English with a concentration in literature from Penn State-Behrend in 2000. She has spent 12 years working on college magazines, first as an associate editor, then senior editor at The Penn Stater. During that time, the magazine earned a number of national awards, including Sibley Award from CASE—the highest award given by CASE to publications of its kind. Mo joined the Denison family in 2009 as editor of Denison Magazine, which has continued to earn national notice and top awards under her editorship. In addition, she co-manages the college's social media channels and writes for TheDEN.
Pianist Nelson Harper is known for his versatility as both soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared in several summer music festivals, including the prestigious Grand Teton Music Festival, and for many years has been heard in both solo and chamber music performances at least twice yearly in live broadcasts on Chicago's Fine Arts Radio Station, WFMT. Among artists with whom he has performed in addition to his thirty-four year duo with violinist Michael Davis are the Chicago Symphony's principal flutist Donald Peck, trumpeter James Thompson, violinists MaxRostal and Yfrah Neaman, soprano Lucy Shelton, clarinetist Luis Rossi and numerous other singers and instrumentalists.
Nelson Harper made his London debut in December of 1989 at the Wigmore Hall in a program of British duo sonatas of the 20th century with violinist Michael Davis. That recital included the world premiere of the Third Sonata for violin and piano by Wilfred Josephs, dedicated to the two artists. The critic of the London Guardian wrote of that recital "both players are individually most sensitive and accomplished, while as a duo they seem to play with a single mind." When they repeated the program live over WFMT in Chicago, Robert Marsh of the Chicago Sun-Times called it "one of the most attractive recitals of the season" and praised the duo as "two superior, well-matched musicians who perform the violin and piano repertoire with sensitive, imaginative interaction."
Dr. Harper is featured on seven compact discs on the Vienna Modern Masters, Koch International, Orion, and d'Note labels. A recording of solo piano and chamber works by Welsh composer William Mathias, done at the request of Oxford University Press, was released on the Koch International label in the summer of 1996, with the American Record Guide review singling out “especially the elegant playing of pianist Nelson Harper.”
Nelson Harper’s principal teachers were Paul Strouse, Richard Tetley-Kardos, and Earl Wild. Dr. Harper was a recipient of The Ohio State University School of Music’s Distinguished Teaching Award while on the faculty there, and is currently Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Denison University.
Tricia Harris is a part of the athletic training staff at Denison. A 2002 graduate of Wilmington College, Harris has had two stints as an assistant athletic trainer with the Big Red. After serving two years as the head athletic trainer at Granville High School, Harris joined the Denison staff in 2006 serving as the primary trainer for the volleyball, field hockey, softball, men's basketball and baseball teams.
In 2007 she enrolled in the graduate program at Ohio University where she served as a graduate assistant while working with the Bobcat baseball and softball teams. She earned her master of science in recreation and sports sciences in 2008. After graduate school, Harris returned to Denison in 2008 and served as the primary trainer for men's basketball, men's soccer, baseball and softball. In 2011, she was the primary trainer for women's soccer, cross country, men's basketball, softball and tennis. Harris also oversees the training room student work staff.
Harris is a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association, the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association and is an authorized instructor with the American Red Cross.
Dr. Hassebrock came to Denison in 1983 and teaches courses in Cognitive Psychology, Adult Development and Aging, Research Methods in Psychology, and Introduction to Psychology and seminars on The Seven Sins of Memory: The Psychology of Remembering and Forgetting, and Autobiographical Memory and the Remembering Self.
In 2011, Dr. Hassebrock was named as a Teagle Pedagogy Fellow by the Great Lakes College Association. Teagle Pedagogy Fellow have key roles in the development of a new consortial program, called the GLCA Lattice for Pedagogical Research and Practice, created with funding from the Teagle Foundation. These Fellows engage with interested faculty members on their own campuses and at other GLCA colleges, helping to generate heightened interest and momentum in exploring different modes of pedagogy to enhance student learning and achievement.
At Denison’s Honors Convocation in April 2013, Dr. Hassebrock received the Charles and Nancy Brickman Distinguished Service Chair, 2013-2016.
Dr. Hassebrock was selected in 2013 to be Denison’s first Faculty Fellow for Learning and Teaching. In this role, he collaborates with Denison’s faculty members, at all career stages, on teaching-related issues in order to:
(a) provide individual support and consultation,
(b) develop opportunities and provide information for the exploration of innovative pedagogies and new initiatives,
(c) promote access to scholarship and research on learning and teaching,
(d) coordinate relevant activities, programs, and resources across campus, and
(e) support a shared culture of discussion, reflection, and experimentation about learning and teaching activities.
My recent research projects have explored the cognitive psychology of autobiographical memory including age and gender differences in remembering meaningful personal experiences and significant life events. Another direction of this research has compared the different types of memory functions (e.g., self, social, emotional, and motivational) that guide how adults of different ages recall autobiographical memories associated with consumer objects versus keepsake objects including mementos and souvenirs.
Selected Publications and Conference Presentations
- Volk, S., Cunningham, K., Hassebrock, F., Knupsky, A., Thompson, C. (2014). Towards a consortial teaching and learning commons: Collaborating across campuses to address faculty needs. Symposium to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C.
- Kennedy, S., & Hassebrock, F. (2012). Developing a team-taught capstone course in neuroscience. The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 11(1), A12-A16.
- Hassebrock, F., & Boyle, B. (2009). Memory and narrative: Reading ‘The Things They Carried’ for psyche and persona. Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Academic Writing. Click to download.
- Hassebrock, F., & Snyder, R. (1997). Applications of a computer algebra system for teaching bivariate relationships in statistics courses. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 29, 246-249.
- Hassebrock, F. (1995). Memory of patients past: Contextual and temporal characteristics. J. Stewman (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Florida AI Research Symposium (p. 102-106).
- Hassebrock, F. (1995). Tracing the cognitive revolution through a literature search. In M. Ware & D. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of Demonstrations and Activities in Teaching of Psychology. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Hassebrock, F., Johnson, P. E., Bullemer, P., Fox, P., & Moller, J. (1993). When less is more: Representation and selective memory in expert problem solving. American Journal of Psychology, 106, 155-189.
- Hassebrock, F., & Prietula, M. (1992). A protocol-based coding scheme for the analysis of medical reasoning. International Journal of Man/Machine Studies, 37, 613-652.
Selected Student Research Collaborations
- Hassebrock, F., & Shelton, O. (2014). Age Differences in Future Episodic Thinking About Keepsakes and Consumer Objects. Research poster accepted, Annual meeting of the Association for the Psychological Science, San Francisco.
- Hassebrock, F., & Gaines, M. (2012). Functions of autobiographical memories cued by keepsakes and consumer objects. Research poster, Annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
- Hassebrock, F., & Fox, M. (2010). Emotional priming effects on retrieving autobiographical memories. Research poster, Annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
- Hassebrock, F., Goans, C., & Bassett, L. (2009) Perceptual modality and emotional valence of autobiographical memory retrieval cues. Research poster, Annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, San Francisco.
- Fox, C., & Hassebrock, F. (2009). The effect of positive and negative emotional pictures on the autobiographical memory of younger and older adults. Research poster, Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh.
- Goans, C., & Hassebrock, F. (2009). Autobiographical memory retrieval following auditory, pictorial, and word cues. Research poster, Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh.
- Nowell, M., & Hassebrock, F. (2009). The effect of emotional auditory cues on autobiographical memory retrieval. Research poster, Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh.
- Moellenberg, S., & Hassebrock, F. (2008). Specificity of autobiographical memory for positive and negative academic experiences in college students with learning disabilities. Research Poster, Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
- Saffell, T., & Hassebrock, F. (2007). Misinformation effects produced by life memories and time delay. Research Poster, Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
- Moellenberg, S., & Hassebrock, F. (2006). Perceived stress, political participation, and autobiographical memory in relation to the 2004 presidential election. Research poster, Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
- Yeager, L., & Hassebrock, F. (2005). The effects of recall mode and cognitive interview mnemonics on eyewitness memory. Research poster. Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
Jack Hatem has served as the head football coach since 2010. Prior to that, he had spent five seasons as an assistant football coach at Denison. In 2011 Hatem guided the Big Red to a 5-5 record and a 4-2 mark in the North Coast Athletic Conference that resulted in a third-place finish in the league standings. In the spring of 2012, Hatem and his Denison staff were selected to coach the South team at the third annual Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl. On April 13, the South squad, coached by Hatem, defeated the North, 21-7 at Columbus Crew Stadium.
Prior to coming to Denison, Hatem spent 13 years as a high school football head coach. He also served three seasons as the head baseball coach at his alma mater, The University of Rio Grande. Hatem graduated from Rio Grande in 1982, earning his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. He also holds a master’s degree in physical education from Ohio University (1992). A two-time Ohio High School Football Coach of the Year, Hatem brought 25 years of coaching experience and 13 years as a head coach at the high school level to the Denison program. A native of Lancaster, Ohio, and a graduate of Fisher Catholic High School, Hatem was named head football coach at Fisher in 1992. Over the course of three seasons, he led the Fighting Irish to a 22-9 record, including the program’s third undefeated season in school history in 1993. That year, Hatem earned his first Ohio High School Coach of the Year recognition and guided his Fisher squad to its first-ever state playoff appearance.
From 1995 to 1997, Hatem served as head football coach at Highland High School in Sparta, Ohio, and in 1998, he took over a struggling New Albany High School football program, quickly turning it into one of the top programs in central Ohio. Hatem was named Ohio High School Football Coach of the Year again in 1999 after guiding New Albany to a 9-1 record, the program’s best season dating to 1966.
In addition to his accomplishments on the football field, Hatem also has had considerable success on the baseball diamond. A former baseball standout at Fisher Catholic, Hatem served as head baseball coach at Rio Grande for three seasons, shortly after his graduation from the college. While he was an assistant football coach at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Hatem also served as head baseball coach there. In 1991, he led Watterson to its second state baseball championship.
Molecular Systematics of the Ophioglossaceae (Adder's Tongue Fern Family)
- Phylogeny of Ophioglossaceae based on morphological and molecular data
- Phylogenetic relationships in Botrychium s.s., the moonworts
- ISSR variation within and among North American species of Sceptridium, the grapeferns, using ISSR markers and DNA sequences
- Phylogenetic relationships among species of Ophioglossum s.s., the adder's tongue ferns
- ISSR variation within Florida populations of Cheiroglossa palmata, the hand fern
- ISSR variation within and between Australian and Hawaiian populations of Ophioglossum (Ophioderma) pendulum, the ribbon fern
- ISSR variation within populations of Helmithostachys zeylanica
As a plant systematist my main research focus is the fern family Ophioglossaceae, commonly called the adder's tongue ferns. I use both molecular and morphological evidence to infer evolutionary patterns and processes within the family and to establish classifications that reflect evolutionary history. Currently my research focuses mainly on projects in the adder’s tongue half of the family, although I am still involved with research on Sceptridium (the grapeferns) and Botrychium s.s. (the moonworts). I use DNA sequences to examine phylogenetic relationships among species of Ophioglossum s.s. (the adder’s tongue ferns) and to explore within-species variation in Ophioderma pendula (the ribbon fern). Central to nearly all of my research projects is the difficult to define interface between species and populations.
Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology at Denison University, 2004 to present
Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology at Denison University, 1998 - 2004
Postdoctoral Researcher, ex. Department of Political Science at Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, 1996 - 1998
QS 100 - Introduction to Queer Studies
BIOL 150 - Introduction to the Science of Biology
BIOL 202 - Ecology & Evolution
BIOL 320 - Plant Systematics
BIOL 380 - Evolutionary Biology
- Hauk, W. D., L. Kennedy, and H. M. Hawke. 2012. A phylogenetic analysis of Botrychium s.s. (Ophioglossaceae): evidence from three plastid DNA sequence datasets. Systematic Botany 37: 320-330.
- Small, R.B., E.B. Lickey, J. Shaw, and W.D. Hauk. 2005. Amplification of non-coding chloroplast DNA for phylogenetic studies in Lycophytes and Pteridophytes with a comparative example of relative phylogenetic utility from Ophioglossaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. no. 36 p. 509-522
- Hauk, W. D., C. R. Parks, and M.W. Chase. 2003. Phylogenetic studies of Ophioglossaceae: Evidence from rbcL and trnL-F plastid DNA sequences and morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. v. 28 no. 1 p. 131-151
- Hauk, W. D. and M. S. Barker. 2003. Botrychium lanceolatum subsp. angustisegmentum in Ohio. American Fern Journal. v. 93 no. 2 p. 93-94
- Harker, M. S. and W. D. Hauk. 2003. An evaluation of Sceptridium dissectum (Ophioglossaceae) with ISSR markers: implications for Sceptridium systematics. American Fern Journal. v. 93 no. 1 p. 1-19
- Hauk, W.D. A review of the genus Memora (Bignoniaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
- Hauk, W.D. 2002. Revisions of the genera Potamoganos and Roentgenia (Bignoniaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. v. 89 p. 77-87
- Hauk, W.D. and M.S. Barker. 2000. Larch Mountain, 2000 AFS Foray. Fiddlehead Forum: Bulletin of the American Fern Society. v. 27 no. 5 p. 26-27
- Hauk, W.D. and C.H. Haufler. 1999. Isozyme variation and species relationships within the moonworts (Botrychium subgenus Botrychium). American Journal of Botany. v. 86 no. 5 p. 614-633
- Hauk, W.D.. 1999. Four new species of Memora (Bignoniaceae) from South America. Novon. v. 9 no. 1 p. 48-54
- Hauk, W.D.. 1998. A review of the genus Paragonia (Bignoniaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. v. 85 p. 460-474
- Hauk, W.D. . 1998. A review of the genus Cydista (Bignoniaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. v. 85 p. 815-840
- Hauk, W.D.. 1995. A molecular assessment of species relationships among cryptic species of Botrychium subgenus Botrychium (Ophioglossaceae). American Fern Journal. v. 85 no. 4 p. 375-394
- Hasebe, M., P.G. Wolf, K.M. Pryer, K. Ueda, M. Ito, R. Sano, G.J. Gastony, J. Yokoyama, J.R. Manhart, N. Murakami, E.R. Crane, C.H. Haufler, and W.D. Hauk. 1995. Fern phylogeny based on rbcL nucleotide sequences. American Fern Journal . v. 85 no. 4 p. 134-181
- Lee, N., A. Fults-Ganey, and W.D. Hauk. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships among species of Ophioglossum s.s. (Ophioglossaceae). Botany 2013, New Orleans, LA. July 28-31, 2013.
- Cao, D., and W.D. Hauk. 2011. An ISSR investigation of North American grapefern species (Sceptridium; Ophioglossaceae). International Botanical Congress, Melbourne, Australia. July 23-20, 2011.
- Coneybeer, M.M., and W.D. Hauk. 2007. An Assessment of Genetic Variation within Cheiroglossa palmata (Ophioglossaceae) Using ISSR-PCR: Implications for Conservation. Botany 2007, Chicago, IL.
- Hauk, W. D.. 2005. Phylogenetic studies of Ophioglossaceae based on analyses of three plastid DNA data sets and morphology. Botanical Society of America, Botany 2005.
- Hauk, W. D., K.B. Gibson, and T.C. Masters. 2004. An evaluation of genetic variation in Sceptridium biternatum and S. lunarioides using ISSR markers. Botanical Society of America, Botany 2004.
- Hauk, W. D., L. F. Kennedy and H.M. Hawke. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships among species of Botrychium s.s. (Ophioglossaceae) based on three plastid DNA sequence data sets. Botanical Society of America, Botany 2003.
- Kennedy, L. F., H. M. Hawke, and W. D. Hauk. 2003. A Phylogenetic Analysis of Cryptic Moonwort Species (Botrychium s.s.: Ophioglossaceae) Using rbcL and trnL-F cpDNA Sequences. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference of University of Akron.
- Hauk, W. D. and H. M. Hawke. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships in Botrychium s.s. (Ophioglossaceae) based on rbcL and trnL-F cpDNA sequences. Botanical Society of America, Botany 2002.
- Hawke, H.M. (W.D. Hauk). 2001. A phylogenetic analysis of cryptic moonwort species (Botrychium s.s.: Ophioglossacae) using rbcL and trnL-F DNA sequences. Ohio Academy of Sciences.
- Barker, M.S. and W.D. Hauk. 2001. An evaluation of Sceptridium dissectum and S. oneidense (Ophioglossacae) using ISSR markers: implications for Sceptridium species circumscriptions. Botanical Society of America, Botany 2001.
- Barker, M.S., and W.D. Hauk. 2001. Genetic variation of Sceptridium dissectum (Ophioglossaceae) assessed by ISSR (Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat) markers. The Ohio Journal of Science. v. 101 no. 1 p. 43
- Hauk, W.D.. 2000. Phylogeny of the Ophioglossaceae based on molecular and morphological characters. American Journal of Botany. v. 87 no. 6 p. 90
- Farrar, D.R., C.L. Johnson-Groh, and W.D. Hauk. 2000. Biology and conservation of the Ophioglossaceae: A tribute to Warren "Herb" Wagner. American Journal of Botany. v. 87 no. 6 p. 89
- Barker, M.S. (W.D. Hauk). 2000. Genetic Variation in Botrychium dissectum Sprengel (Ophioglossaceae) Assessed by ISSR (Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat) Markers. The Ohio Journal of Science. v. 100 no. 1 p. A8
- Barker, M.S. (W.D. Hauk) . 2000. A molecular assessment of infraspecific genetic variation in Draba verna L. using ISSR (Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat) Markers. The Ohio Journal of Science. v. 100 no. 1 p. A37
- Robie, A.C. and W.D. Hauk. 1999. Evolutionary relationships among species of tropical lianas: assembling a molecular phylogeny of the tribe Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae). The Ohio Journal of Science. v. 99 no. 1 p. A8
- Hauk, W.D., and S.S. Renner. 1999. Phylogenetic relationships among genera of the liana tribe Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae). Published by the XVI International Botanical Congress, Missouri Botanical Garden Press.
- Hauk, W.D., L.G. Lohmann, and S.S. Renner. 1997. Indels of the trnL-F intergenic spacer as generic markers in woody tropical lianas (Bignoniaceae tribe Bignonieae). American Journal of Botany. v. 84 no. 6 p. 201
- Hauk, W.D., C.R. Parks, and M. W. Chase. 1996. A comparison between trnL-F intergenic spacer and rbcL DNA sequence data: an example from Ophioglossaceae. American Journal of Botany. v. 83 no. 6 p. 126
- Hauk, W.D.. 1994. A molecular assessment of cryptic speciation in Botrychium subgenus Botrychium. American Journal of Botany (supplement). v. 81 no. 6 p. 121
- Hauk, W.D. and M.W. Chase. 1993. Molecular systematics of the Ophioglossaceae. American Journal of Botany (supplement). v. 80 no. 6 p. 109
- Hauk, W.D. and M. W. Chase. 1991. Gene sequence systematics of the Ophioglossaceae. American Journal Botany (supplement). v. 78 no. 6 p. 153
- Hauk, W.D., C.H. Haufler, and P. G. Gegenheimer. 1989. Systematics of the genus Botrychium: the molecular story. American Journal of Botany (supplement) . v. 76 no. 6 p. 204
Jessen Havill joined the Denison faculty in 1998, having spent the six prior years studying at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Havill teaches courses across the computer science curriculum, in both theory and systems, although his specialty is in theory-related courses like Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures, and Algorithm Design and Analysis. He is also very interested in developing courses that explore connections between computer science and other disciplines. In 2009, he developed and started teaching a new introductory computer science course (CS 111: Foundations of Computing for Scientific Discovery) that introduces the principles of computer science in the context of scientific modeling and simulation. In 2012, he and Jeff Thompson, a colleague in the Biology Department, began teaching an interdisciplinary computational biology course (CS/BIOL 309: Computational Biology). In 2013, Dr. Havill was awarded Denison’s Charles A. Brickman Teaching Excellence Award.
Selected student research projects:
- Bringing Extinct Sponges to Life: Modeling Stromatoporoid Growth with OpenGL, Trevor Masters, Summer 2013 (co-advised with David Goodwin, Geosciences)
- Improved Upper Bounds for Online Malleable Job Scheduling, Nathaniel Kell, 2012–2013
- A Web Tool for Detecting Riboswitches in Genomic Sequences, Steven Johnson, Summer 2012
- Towards a More Realistic Metric for Online Ring Routing, Andrew Quinn, Summer 2012
- Using Computational Algorithms to Further Examine and Visualize Riboswitch Domains, Joseph Sheets, Summer 2011 (co-advised with Jeff Thompson, Biology)
My research largely focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms for online network routing and machine scheduling problems. An online algorithm is one that processes its input one element at a time instead of all at once like a traditional algorithm. For example, an online room scheduling algorithm would have to assign a room to each event as it "arrives" without knowing what events might need to be scheduled later. Online algorithms usually cannot come up with optimal solutions due to their lack of knowledge about the future. Instead, we try to design algorithms that find solutions that are provably within some factor of optimal. I have also recently developed an interest in problems in computational biology.
- Optimal Online Ring Routing [pdf] (with K. R. Hutson) Networks 57(2), pp. 187-197, 2011
- Online Malleable Job Scheduling for m ≤ 3 [pdf] Information Processing Letters111(1), pp. 31-35, 2010
- An Algorithm for Detecting TPP Riboswitches in Archaea (poster, with C. Bhatiya and J. S. Thompson) Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO), 2009
- Competitive Online Scheduling of Perfectly Malleable Jobs with Setup Times [pdf] (with W. Mao) European Journal of Operational Research187(3), pp. 1126-1142, 2008
- Technically Speaking: Fostering the Communication Skills of Computer Science and Mathematics Students [pdf] (with L. D. Ludwig) In Proceedings of the 38th ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, pp. 185-189, 2007
Aimee Haywood has been the assistant women’s soccer coach at Denison since 2013. Haywood came to Denison from Ohio Dominican where she spent two years as an assistant coach after a four-year playing career with the Panthers. During her time as an assistant coach at Ohio Dominican, Haywood earned her master of business administration with a leadership concentration. She also holds her national diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Since last spring she has also served as an adjunct professor of sport management at Ohio Dominican, teaching sport psychology.
Haywood was the head goalkeeping trainer with the Panthers while also serving as the team's head strength and conditioning coach. Haywood was immersed in all facets of the program including but not limited to recruiting, video analysis, opponent scouting, academic accountability, travel, and NCAA compliance.
In addition to her assistant coaching role at Ohio Dominican, Haywood has also served as the head coach of the Columbus Crew Juniors, an under-17 girls club team based out of Columbus, Ohio. She has also served as a staff trainer at GK1 Goalkeeping Academy since last fall. A native of New Albany, Ohio, she received her bachelor of science in sport management while graduating magna cum laude and being recognized as sport management Student of the Year.
Prof. Heft has been on the Denison faculty since 1976. His graduate training was in an interdisciplinary program concerning the relationship between psychological processes and the environment. At Denison, he has been a recipient of the Charles A. Brickman Award for Teaching Excellence. He has also been elected as a Fellow in both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. Dr. Heft serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals "Environment & Behavior" and "William James Studies," and he is the Book Review Editor for the "Journal of Environmental Psychology." He teaches courses in environmental psychology, history and systems of psychology, and cultural psychology.
Prof. Heft's scholarly interests primarily concern topics in the related areas of environmental and ecological psychology. His book "Ecological Psychology in Context" (LEA, 2001) elucidates the theoretical and philosophical foundations of ecological psychology and some of its connections to current work in cultural psychology.
Much of his research has examined the process by which humans find their way through the environment, with its focus on identifying the environmental information that is utilized in learning a path or route. On-going research in this vein is attempting to understand how this route knowledge can be employed to promote understanding of the overall configuration of a place. He has also conducted research in the past on the perception of affordances (i.e., the perceived functional meaning of objects and environmental features), the development of children's navigational skills, environmental aesthetics, and the effects of noise in the home on cognitive development.
Selected Student Research Collaborations
- Heft, H., & Poe, G. (2005). Pragmatism, environmental aesthetics, and the spectator approach to visual perception. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., August, 2005.
- Heft, H., & McFarland, D. (1999). Children's and adult's assessments of a step affordance for self and others. Poster presented at the meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Gress, J.E., & Heft, H. (1998). Do territorial actions attenuate the effects of high density? A field study. In J. Sanford & B.R. Connell (Eds.). People, places, and public policy, Proceedings of the Environmental Design Research Association, St. Louis, MO.
- Heft, H., & Kent, M. (1993). Way-Finding as event perception: The structure of route information. In H. Heft (Chair) "Navigation and environmental cognition: Ecological considerations". A paper presented at the meetings of the International Conference on Event Perception and Action, Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Heft, H., & Blondal, R. (1987). The influence of cutting rate on the evaluation of the affective content of film. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 5, 1-14.
- Heft, H., & Marsh, K.L. (Eds., 2005). Studies in Perception Action VIII. Lawrence Erlbaum, Publishers.
- Heft, H. & Chawla, L. (2005). Children as agents in sustainable development: Conditions for competence. In M. Blades & C. Spencer (Eds.), Children and Their Environments. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Heft, H. (2003). Affordances, dynamic experience, and the challenge of reification. Ecological Psychology, 15, 149-180.
- Heft, H. (2002). Restoring naturalism to James’s epistemology: A belated reply to Miller & Bode. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 38, 557-580.
- Heft, H. (2001). Ecological psychology in context: James Gibson, Roger Baker, and the legacy of William James's radical empiricism. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
- Heft, H., & Nasar, J. L. (2000). Evaluating environmental scenes using dynamic versus static displays. Environment & Behavior, 32, 301-322.
- Heft, H. (1998). The elusive environment in environmental psychology, British Journal of Psychology, 89, 519-523. Heft, H. (1998). Why primary experience is necessary. Contemporary Psychology, 43, 450-451.
- Heft, H. (1998). Towards a functional ecology of behavior and development: The legacy of Joachim F. Wohlwill. In D. Gorlitz, H. J. Harloff, G. Mey & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Children, cities, and psychological theories: Developing relationships. (pp. 85-110). Berlin: Walter De Gruyter.
- Heft, H. (1997). The relevance of Gibson's ecological approach for environment-behavior studies. In G.T. Moore & R.W. Marans (Eds.), Advances in environment, behavior, and design Vol. 4. (pp. 71-108) New York: Plenum.
- Heft, H. (1996). The ecological approach to navigation: A Gibsonian perspective. In J. Portugali (Ed.), The construction of cognitive maps (pp. 105-132). Dordrect: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
- Heft, H. (1993). A methodological note on overestimates of reaching distance: Distinguishing between perceptual and analytical judgments. Ecological Psychology, 5, 255-271.
Ms. Henkle has won numerous awards and competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera District Auditions, First Place in the Opera/Columbus Competition, the NATSAA State Artist Award and the Eleanor Steber Foundation Award. Awarded the Theodore Presser Prize for 4 years, she also received the Margaret Speaks Scholarship at The Ohio State University and performed with the OSU Symphony, as winner of the Doctoral Concerto Competition. A soloist at Carnegie Recital Hall, Kennedy Center with the National Symphony, the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and concert halls throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, she has sung under Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Robert Page, Helmuth Rilling and Antal Dorati. Summer programs include The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Tanglewood Festival, Chautauqua Institute and the Eastman School of Music Vocal Jazz Symposium.
She is an oratorio soloist, recitalist and jazz singer, and presents her cabaret, A Salute to the Divas of Broadway, in a variety of venues.
At Denison, she teaches Applied and Class Voice and has held similar positions at Otterbein University, Capital University, the University of Findlay and Kenyon College, where served as Coordinator of Vocal Studies. She maintains a large private studio in Westerville, Ohio.
Currently serving as Vice President of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Ms. Henkle is proud of her many students who are enjoying careers as professional Classical and Music Theatre performers, as well as successful Music Educators.
Educational Background, Teaching, and Research:
Dr. Henshaw is a clinical psychologist trained in interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral approaches to treating adult psychopathology. She completed her Ph.D. at Eastern Michigan University, including a clinical internship at University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services.
Dr. Henshaw teaches courses in abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, introductory psychology, and health psychology. Her research interests include mental health treatment utilization, treatment of depression in pregnancy, and mental health stigma.
Emily Henson graduated from Miami University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Latin American Studies. Her current responsibilities include creating programs with regard to diversity and multi-cultural relations. She assists both the Director of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs, Erik S. Farley, and the Director of International Student Services, Marilyn Andrew. She currently lives in Granville with her two dogs, Loki and Eevee.
Craig Hicks has served as the Sports Information Director at Denison University since 2002. Hicks coordinates the day-to-day publicity of Denison's 23 varsity sports while serving as the primary media contact for Denison athletics. Since his arrival he has guided the department through three complete website redesigns. In addition, Hicks has assisted Denison in hosting numerous North Coast Athletic Conference and NCAA Championship events as well as the publicity surrounding Denison's men's swimming and diving national championship in 2011 and 2012.
In 2008 Hicks oversaw the creation of the Denison Sports Network, organizing an training a team of student broadcasters to provide live audio and video play-by-play over the Denison athletics website. Hicks has also had the opportunity to promote numerous Capital One Academic All-Americans and NCAA Postgraduate Scholars since 2002-03, helping Denison rank among the national leaders in these two prestigious categories. In 2011 he led a committee that developed a visual identity guide for the athletic department. The development of social media has also been a focal point under Hicks, as Denison's twitter and facebook pages have gained popularity among fans since its inception in 2009.
A native of Sugarcreek, Ohio, Hicks came to Denison after spending two years as the Graduate Assistant in Sports Information at Ashland University. As an assistant at Ashland, Hicks was involved in the daily operation of the Eagles' 20-sport Division II athletic program. Hicks received his Bachelor of Science from Ashland University in 1999 and graduated with majors in Journalism/English and Sports Communication. In May of 2002 he received his Master of Science in Sports Education, also from Ashland University.
In between his undergraduate and graduate years, Hicks spent 1999-2000 as an intern in the athletic ticketing office at the University of Notre Dame. He has also served internships with the Cleveland Indians AA affiliate, Akron Aeros (1998), and the Ashland University Public Relations office (1999).
He is an active member of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) serving as a District Coordinator on the Capital One Academic All-America committee, in addition to his role as a New Media Coordinator for the Capital One Academic All-America program.
Mike Hills is the Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Director of External Communications at Denison University. He began his career in admissions at his undergraduate alma mater, Hartwick College, where he worked for six years in their admissions office. In 1992 he received his Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University while also working part time in the undergraduate admissions office as an Admissions Representative. For the past 20 years, Mike has worked at Denison recruiting prospective students from New York, Minnesota and the northwest part of Ohio. Aside from visiting secondary schools, attending college fairs, interviewing prospective students and reviewing applications, Mike serves as the athletic liaison at Denison while also coordinating the alumni admissions program.
Dr. Hinton teaches Eukaryotic Cell Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, and other advanced courses in the Biology department.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at Denison University , 2010-present
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Science - Biological Science Program at Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA, 2009
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Post-doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Michael Forgac, 2004-2010
Wayne State University
Pre-doctoral student, Laboratory of Dr. Sharon Ackerman, 1999-2004
University of Michigan
Undergraduate Independent Study Research, Laboratory of Dr. Levi Thompson, 1994-1996
Many proteins in the cell are large structures composed of several smaller polypeptides called subunits. These subunits must be properly assembled together to produce a functional protein. A better understanding of how large protein complexes are assembled could lead to new therapeutic targets for the treatment of many diseases including cancer. My research focuses on the assembly and targeting of the Vascuolar H+-ATPase. V-ATPases are essential for acidifying intracellular compartments. Several proteins have been identified that act as assembly factors for the V-ATPase and I am interested in determining how these factors interact with each other and with the V-ATPase to produce a functionally assembled protein. In addition, I am interested in determining what factors are necessary for targeting the V-ATPase to different cellular locations. The V-ATPase is normally found in the membranes of lysosomes, the Golgi Apparatus and vesicles. However, in certain cell types including kidney cells, neurons, and cancer cells, the V-ATPase is found in different cellular locations, including the plasma membrane, and this has functional significance for each type of cell. I am interested in identifying the proteins that interact with V-ATpases to determine their cellular localization.
- Hinton A, Sennoune SR, Bond S, Fang M, Reuveni M, Sahagian GG, Jay D, Martinez-Zaguilan R, Forgac M. . 2009. Function of a subunit isoforms of the V-ATPase in pH homeostasis and in vitro invasion of MB231 cells.. J Biol Chem. v. 284 no. 24 p. 16400-8
- Hinton A, Bond S, and Forgac M.. 2009. V-ATPase functions in normal and disease processes.. Pflugers Arch Eur J Physiol.. v. 457 no. 3 p. 589-98
- Cipriano DJ, Wang Y, Bond S, Hinton A, Jefferies K, and Forgac M.. 2008. Structure and regulation of the vacuolar ATPases.. Biochem Biohpys Acta.. v. 1777 no. 7-8 p. 599-604
- Hinton A, Zuiderweg E.R.P, and Ackerman S.H.. 2003. A Purified Subfragment of Yeast Atp11p Retains Full Molecular Chaperone Activity. . J Biol Chem.. v. 278 no. 36 p. 34110-34113
- Hinton A, Gatti D.L., and Ackerman S.H. . 2004. The Molecular Chaperone, Atp12p, from Homo Sapiens: In Vitro Studies with Purified Wild Type and Mutant (E240K) Proteins.. J Biol Chem.. v. 279 no. 10 p. 9016-9022
- Hinton A. 2009. Role of V-ATPases in Tumor Cell Invasiveness. Colgate University. Hamilton, NY
- Hinton A. 2008. Role of V-ATPase subunit a isoforms in Tumor Cell Invasion. Tufts University. Boston, MA
- Hinton A, Sennoune S, Bond S, Martinez-Zaguilan R, and Forgac M . 2009. of V-ATPase a Subunit Isoforms in pH Homeostasis and In Vitro Invasion of Human Breast Cancer Cells. Gordon Conference Session on Molecular and Cellular Bioenergetics. Andover, NH
- Hinton A, Bond S, and Forgac M. 2008. Role of V-ATPase a Subunit Isoforms in In Vitro Invasion of Human Breast Cancer Cells. IRACDA Conference. Chapel Hill, NC
- Hinton A, Gatti D, and Ackerman S. 2003. In vitro studies with the molecular chaperones, Atp11p and Atp12p. Gordon Conference Session on Molecular and Cellular Bioenergetics. Meriden, NH
- Training in Education and Critical Research Skills Fellowship, 2007 – 2010
- National Research Service Award Minority Fellowship, 2001 – 2004
- Initiative for Minority Student Development Fellowship, 1999 – 2001
Jack holds a B.S. in psychology and began working at Denison as an assistant football coach in 1974, while pursuing graduate-level work in organizational behavior at Ohio State. An allconference athlete while a student at Denison, he remained in the athletic department for 26 years as a coach, instructor, recruiting coordinator and sports information director. In 2000, after taking DU's sports promotion efforts online, he moved to University Communications and became Denison's first editor of new media. He was subsequently promoted to senior associate director (including stints as acting director) and administrative director, before being named director of the office in 2012.
Kim Hitchcock is the Assistant to the Director of the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center (CLIC). Prior to coming to the CLIC, Kim was an office assistant in Office Services here at Denison.
Kim oversees the paraprofessional staff in CLIC (called the CLICkers), works with campus organization leaders on registration and renewal, forms, key requests, and the Involvement Fair and manages office budgets. Kim also originates event publicity for our office-sponsored events through the Summer Programming Calendar and This Week on Campus.
Kim is married and has three children. She spends her free time with family and enjoys going to sporting events and scrapbooking with friends.
Brett focused on graphic design and motion graphics at Kendall College of Art and Design, and pursued media studies at Columbus College of Art and Design. He worked independently for three years in disciplines including web development, graphic design and print publications prior to being brought in as a consultant to assist in the day-to-day management and development of Denison's current and emerging web properties. He officially joined the Denison staff full-time in 2012 as web communications specialist in the Office of University Communications.
Professor Timothy Hofmeister, currently department Chair, joined the faculty at Denison in 1986. He earned a B.A. at Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. Hofmeister's research centers on Homer and epic poetry, and he has written on ancient Greek comedy as well. He has also published essays on the relation between ancient and modern poetry, especially how that relation figures in the works of the St. Lucian poet and Nobel Prize-winner, Derek Walco
Austin Holter has served as an assistant football coach since 2010. After spending his first three seasons at Denison as the team's quarterback coach, Holter will move into the role of Offensive Coordinator for the 2013 season.
In 2012 the Denison passing game, led by senior quarterback and three-year starter, Max Paulus, threw for over 2,000 yards for the third straight season. Paulus left Denison as the career leader in passing yards (6,545), touchdown passes (53), completions (587), attempts (983) and completion percentage (59.7). He was named to the All-NCAC honorable mention in 2011 and 2012.
A 2010 Wooster graduate, Holter spent three seasons as the Fighting Scots’ starting quarterback. He was a two-time All-NCAC selection and in 2009, he set a school-record with 2,873 yards of total offense. His 2,106 passing yards were also a school record. A native of nearby Johnstown, Ohio, Holter was the Johnnies starting signal caller till his graduation in 2006.
One of the things that excites me most about Physics is our continuing struggle to develop a better understanding of how the world works at a fundamental level. We Physicists also work to apply that understanding to complex, real world problems. For me, one of the great pleasures of Physics is finding creative ways to address these challenges. I enjoy teaching Physics and Astronomy at all levels in our curriculum.
Black Holes and Cosmic Jets
I study distant active galaxies. Active galaxies are extremely energetic galaxies, giving off so much energy that they can be viewed from billions of light years away. All of the unusual, energetic behavior in an active galaxy can ultimately be traced to its galactic center or nucleus, a region only a few light years across. These objects are therefore often called "Active Galactic Nuclei" or "AGN" for short. It is now believed that all AGN have, at their center, a super-massive black hole that is millions or even billions of times the mass of our Sun. Matter falling inward toward the black hole dramatically releases energy to generate the phenomena we observe.
There is a sub-class of AGN that have strong jets of plasma which stream outward from the galactic nucleus and are visible at radio wavelengths. These radio jets come in a number of morphologies with the most spectacular maintaining collimated flows for tens or even hundreds of thousands of light-years before terminating at hotspots in large, inflated radio lobes. I study these jets to understand their physical properties and how they are created by the super-massive black hole and accretion disk of in-falling matter at the center of the galaxy.
- “Inverse Depolarization: A Potential Probe of Internal Faraday Rotation and Helical Magnetic Fields in Extragalactic Radio Jets”, by Homan, D. C. (2012) The Astrophysical Journal Letters vol. 747, p. L24
- “Relativistic Beaming and Gamma-Ray Brightness of Blazars”, by Savolainen, T., Homan, D. C., Hovatta, T., Kadler, M., Kovalev, Y. Y.;,Lister, M. L., Ros, E., & Zensus, J. A. (2010)Astronomy & Astrophysics vol. 512, id.A24
- “MOJAVE: Monitoring of Jets in Active Galactic Nuclei with VLBA Experiments. VII. Blazar Jet Acceleration”, by Homan, D. C., Kadler, M., Kellermann, K. I., Kovalev, Y. Y., Lister, M. L. Ros, E., Savolainen, T., & Zensus, J. A. (2009) The Astrophysical Journal vol. 706, p. 1253