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Holly Pae’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 7:09 am

Pae, H. “Special Education Preservice Improvement 84.325T,” United States Department of Education (USDE), Grant, $98,921.

Pae, H. “Project Create 2010-2011,” South Carolina Department of Education / United States Department of Education, Grant, $29,465.

Charles Love’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

Love, C. “The College of Educational Enrichment,” USC Upstate Foundation/Charles Lea Center, Grant, $56,138.

Hope, D. (PI) and Love, C. (CO-PI) “Spartanburg Scholars Academy,” United States Department of Education (USDE), Grant, $974,389.

Love, C. “The College of Educational Enrichment Carolina,” Piedmont Foundation/Charles Lea Center, Grant, $10,000.

Dr. Vince Connors

April 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm

It is the things we don’t see that often have potential for the greatest harm, but thanks to the work of Dr. Vince A. Connors, professor of biology, that prospect is held in check. His study of important human parasites has produced significant results leading to his participation in worldwide lectures and seminars in the United States and Europe, including an invitation to speak at the prestigious Pasteur Institute in Lille, France.

His research of parasites and parasitic diseases is instrumental in developing stronger understandings of biological forces that shape our lives and are keys to keeping USC Upstate ahead of the curve.

Dr. Elizabeth Cole

April 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Recognizing that accounting is the sum of all parts, Dr. Elizabeth Cole with the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics added key elements to the program by establishing the bi-annual “Meet The Accountants” event for students. In addition, she is working with the Accounting Club to develop a stronger career focus and interaction with local practitioners.

This type of effort helps keep USC Upstate ahead of the curve in providing students the advantage they need for success.

Dr. Linda Gilbert Saucier

April 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

A head for numbers and a passion for education add up to 30 years of impacting the world of academia – literally. Dr. Linda Gilbert Saucier, professor of mathematics, has published more than 37 mathematics textbooks/manuals that have been used in universities across the United States, Canada, Europe and China.

Her books, Elements of Modern Algebra, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Matrix Theory, among many others, continue to influence students’ course of study.

These accomplishments and commitment to purpose are qualities that keep USC Upstate ahead of the curve in providing students the advantage they need to succeed.

Tina Herzberg’s Scholarly Pursuits

April 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Herzberg, T. S. “Preparing Highly Qualified Personnel to Serve Children with Visual Impairment (Combined Personnel Preparation 84.25K),” US Department of Education (USDE), Grant Award, $186,739.

Herzberg, T. S. “The Possibilities are Endless: Promoting Braille Throughout SC,” US Department of Education (USDE), Grant, $99,751.

Rosenblum, L. P., and Herzberg, T. S. “Accuracy and techniques in the preparation of math worksheets for tactile learners,” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 105, 402-413, 2011.

Rosenblum, L. P., and Herzberg, T. S. “There’s many ways to make a thermometer: What we learned from analyzing math worksheets prepared by participants in a research study,” Presented at the Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference, Louisville, KY, December 2011.

Jeffcoat, C., and Herzberg, T. S. “Going for the gold: Technology Olympics 101,” Presented at the South Carolina Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Myrtle Beach, SC, November 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “Braille SC: The possibilities are endless,” Poster presented at the Annual Rehabilitation Services Administration Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, DC, August 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “Establishing a mentoring program for teachers of students with visual impairment,” Poster presented at the Office of Special Education Program Project Directors’ Conference, Washington DC, July 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “From research to practice: Strategies for preparing math worksheets for tactual learners,” Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Convention & Expo, Washington DC, April 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “Preparing Highly Qualified Personnel to Serve Children with Visual Impairment (Combined Personnel Preparation 84.25K),” United States, Department of Education (USDE), $186,739.

Herzberg, T. S. “The Possibilities Are Endless: Promoting Braille Throughout South Carolina,” United States Department of Education (USDE), $99,751.

Bohon, C., Herzberg, T. S., and Williams, G. H. “MGS: BrailleSC: Accessible Design for Digital Resources,” SC Research Foundation (SCRF), Grant, $3,000.

Herzberg, T. S., and Hooks, L. M. “Early intervention makes a difference,” Focus on Infants & Toddlers, 24, 1-8, 2011

Hooks, L. M., and Herzberg, T. S. “Inclusive kindergarten classrooms: Creating classrooms that support social, physical, and cognitive development for typical peers and those with visual impairment,” Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL, 2011.

Hooks, L. M., and Herzberg, T. S. “Promoting success for children with visual impairments in typical early childhood classrooms,” Presented at the Association for Childhood Education International, New Orleans, LA, April 2011.

Bohon, C., Herzberg, T. S., and Williams, G. H. “Braille SC: The possibilities are endless,” Poster presented at the Seventh Annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC, April 2011.

Pruitt, D. J., Herzberg, T. S., and Williams, G. H. “Braille and the brain,” Presented at the Annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC, April 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “Error analysis of brailled instructional materials produced by Texas school personnel,” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 104, 765-774, 2010.

Bohon, C., Herzberg, T. S., and Williams, G. H. “Braille literacy in South Carolina: The possibilities are endless,” USC Upstate Undergraduate Research Journal, 3, 32-35, 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. and Rosenblum, L. P. “Accuracy and techniques in the preparation of math worksheets for tactile learners: Results of a research study.” Presented at the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired International Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2010.

McKenzie, M. R. and Herzberg, T. S. “The South Carolina Vision Education Partnership: Working collaboratively to promote high quality education for all children who are blind or visually impaired,” Poster presentated at the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired International Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. “Promoting success in post-secondary education programs for students with visual impairments,” Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s 2010 Convention and Expo, Nashville, Tennessee, April 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. and Hooks, L. M. “Simple ways to include children with visual impairments in typical early childhood classrooms,” Presented at the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, October 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. and Pruitt, D. J. “Promoting braille throughout South Carolina,” Presented at the South Carolina Vision Summit, Columbia, South Carolina, March 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. and Bohon, C. D. “Promoting braille and assistive technology throughout South Carolina.” Presented at the South Carolina Technology Expo. Spartanburg, South Carolina, March 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. “Preparing Highly Qualified Personnel to Serve Children with Visual Impairment (Combined Personnel Preparation 84.25K),” United States Department of Education (USDE), Grant, $186,739.

James Kamla’s Scholarly Pursuits

April 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Kamla, J., Brasil, K., Pearson, J., Swanger, D., and Willis, C. “Let’s Work Together!,” Presented at the South Carolina AHPERD Convention, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 10-14, 2010.

Breanne Kirsch’s Scholarly Pursuits

April 7, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Kirsch B., and Kirsch, J. “Managing Millennials Advantages of Generation X Librarian Approaches,” Chapter in The Generation X Librarian: Essays on Leadership, Technology, Pop Culture, Social Responsibility, and Professional Identity, Edited by Martin K. Wallace, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Erik Sean Estep, McFarland Publishers, April 7, 2011.

Kirsch B., and Kirsch, J., “Steampunk Aesthetics and Themes in Film: A Literature-Based Approach,” Chapter in Presentations of the 2010 Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meetup, edited by Gypsey Elaine Teague, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, June 1, 2011.

Kirsch B. Poster presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference as an American Libraries Association Emerging Leader, June 2011.

Kirsch, B. “Teaching Plagiarism Prevention in an Online Environment,” Presented at the Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference, November 2, 2011.

Kirsch, B. “How to Become an Essential Librarian,” The American Library Association New Members Round Table Endnotes, http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/schres/endnotesvol 2no1/endnotesvol2.

Participated in an online conference, the Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference, held November 2 – 4, 2011. Her presentation was titled, “Teaching Plagiarism Prevention in an Online Environment.”  Information about her session can be found here: http://www.library20.com/forum/topics/teaching-plagiarism-prevention-in-an-online-environment.

Kirsch, B., Vossler, J., Watts, J., Bradley, L., Grant, A., and Fairbairn, M. “Innovations in Information Literacy: South Carolina Librarians Share Their Best Ideas,” Presented at the South Carolina Library Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 21, 2010.

Kirsch (Geery), B., Kirsch, J., Sanchez, J., and Bruch, C. “Developing Partnerships and Library Lifelines for First-Year Students,” First Year Experience Conference, Denver, Colorado, February 14, 2010.

Kirsch, B. and Kirsch, J. “Make Your Library Services Xtranormal,” Presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries/Library Leadership and Management Association Spring Virtual Institute, Virtual Conference, April 22, 2010.

Kirsch, B. and Kirsch, J. “Steampunk Aesthetics and Themes in Film: A Literature-Based Approach,” Presented at the Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza, Greenville, South Carolina, November 20, 2010.

Andrew Kearns’ Scholarly Pursuits

April 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Kearns, A. and Vidas, C. “A Tutorial for Transfer Students: Reaching Out to USC Upstate’s Underserved Students,” Presented at the Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) 39th National Conference, Fort Worth, TX, May 6, 2011.

Kearns, A. “From Statistics to Outcomes,” Presented as part of a panel on Assessment of Information Literacy Programs at the South Carolina Library Association Annual Conference, North Charleston, SC, October 20, 2011.

Kearns, A. “An iPod (MP3) Library Tour for First-Year Students,” College & Undergraduate Libraries, 17(4), 386-397, DOI: 10.1080/10691316.2010.525427, 2010.

Lola Bradley’s Scholarly Pursuits

April 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Kirsch, B., Vossler, J., Watts, J., Bradley, L., Grant, A., and Fairbairn, M. “Innovations in Information Literacy: South Carolina Librarians Share Their Best Ideas,” Presented at the South Carolina Library Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 21, 2010.