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Interdisciplinary Academic Conference

February 27 February 28, 2020

An Interdisciplinary Approach to College Teaching
 

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DAILY SCHEDULES
 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Session I  •  Session II  •  Session III 
Session IV  •  Session V

Session VI  •  Session VII 
Session VIII  •  FEATURED SPEAKER

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Session I: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

HLSC 104: Teaching Today’s Tech-Savy Students

Presenter: Pauline Jones, BSRS, MRT, ARRT, Clinical Coordinator of the Radiologic Technology Program at Weatherford College

ACAD 101: Implicit Messages:  Learning to Effectively Listen for and Respond to Emotion

Presenter: Ryan Dickerson, M.S., Student Life Coordinator and Academic Advising and Counseling at Weatherford College

ACAD 106: The Unholy Trinity – A Catholic Policy Rebuke of the Possession and Use of Nuclear Weapons

Presenter: Michael Nicholls Pugh, J.D., Assistant Professor of Government at Weatherford College

ACAD 111: The Changing Role of the Academic Library… or What libraries REALLY do!

Presenter: Valorie Starr, M.LS., Library Director for Weatherford College

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Session II: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

ACAD 101: Community College Involvement in Medical Resident and Physician Ultrasound

Presenter: Peter P. Klimo, M.D., Professor of Sonography and Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Weatherford College

ACAD 104: The Western Mothers of Woman Suffrage – How and Why Did the Suffrage Movement Find its First Successes in the West?

Presenter: Cheryl Boswell, M.A., Adjunct Instructor of Government and History at Weatherford College and Tarrant County College; Christi Dayley, MPA, Associate Professor of Government at Weatherford College; Derek Everett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Colorado State University and Senior Lecturer at Metropolitan State University of Denver; James Finck, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Jason Pierce, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Department Chair at Angelo State University

ACAD 106: Ghost Riders – The Daring Mission to Rescue the World’s Most Priceless Horses

Presenters: Elizabeth Endsley, M.A., Assistant Professor of History at Weatherford College

ACAD 109: Are We Facing an Impending Food Crisis? Are You Part of the Problem?

Presenter: Vance Christi, M.S., Associate Professor of Agriculture and Chair of the Agriculture, Business, and Communications Department at Weatherford College

ACAD 111: Self-Assessment for Career Development

Presenter: Suzanne Jary, MSW, Professor and Clinical Coordinator of the Human Service Provider/Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate at Weatherford College

ACAD 115: Rock, Paper, Internet−Written Communication Across Generations

Presenter: Crystal Brown Woerly, M.A., Director of Public Relations at Weatherford College

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Session III: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

ACAD 101: Occupational Therapy Framework: Domain and Process

Presenter: Mike McGough, M.S., MBA, Director, OTA Program at Weatherford College

ACAD 104: Votes for Women! 

Panelists: Dan Curlee, J.D., Weatherford College’s General Counsel; Anisa Coates, M.A., Adjunct Instructor of History at Weatherford College; Linda Lang, M.Ed., Adjunct Instructor of History at Weatherford College; Sarah Lock, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Dual Credit and eLearning; Lacey McGowan, M.A., Instructor of History at Weatherford College

ACAD 106: Little Egypt and Bringing Public History into the Classroom

Presenter: Daniel Davenport, M.A., Adjunct Instructor of History at Weatherford College and Richland College

ACAD 111: Flip or Flop – Applying Reading Apprenticeship Principles to Introduction of Sociology

Presenter: Laura Overstreet, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor of Sociology at Weatherford College

ACAD 115: Digital Disruption – How to Avoid Distraction and Improve Classroom Performance

Presenter: Kathy Renken, M.LS, M.Ed., Acquisitions and Instruction Librarian at Weatherford College

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Session IV: 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.

ACAD 101: New Drug Trends in Texas

Presenter: John Haenes, MSSW, Chief Operating Officer of Challenge of Tarrant County and is part of the Follow Our Lead Coalition

ACAD 104: The Sable Arm Revisited – The Historiographical Evolution of African American Participation in the Civil War

Presenter: Scott Alan Tarnowieckyi, Ph.D., Professor of History, Chair of the Social Sciences Department at Weatherford College

ACAD 106: The Weatherford College Learning Community (WCLC) – Reflections on Year 1

Presenter: Dana Brewer, Ph.D., Professor of English, Chair of the Humanities Department at Weatherford College; Veronica Levrie, student at Weatherford College; Peter Klimo, M.D., Professor of Sonography and Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Weatherford College; Scott Williams, M.A., Associate Professor of History and Assistant Chair of the Social Sciences Department at Weatherford College; Shannon Vails, Ph.D., Professor of English at Weatherford College

ACAD 109: Fun in the College Classroom – How and Why to Do It

Panelists: Laura Cummins, M.A., Assistant Professor of Spanish at Weatherford College

ACAD 111: Effective Use of Academic Support Center Resources with an Emphasis on Tutor.com

Panelists: Beverly Gibbs, M.Ed., Coordinator of Instructional Support at Weatherford College

ACAD 115: Pitfalls & Possibilities: Adventures in Collaborative Ventures

Panelists: Elizabeth Speer, MLS., M.Ed., Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian, UNT Health Science Center

Session V: 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.

ACAD 104: Experience the Restorative Process, “Community Circle”

Presenter: Randy Dean, M.S., Director for The Institute For Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue

ACAD 105: “I Don’t Care About My Dignity” – The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

Presenter: James Finck, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

ACAD 106: All the World’s a Stage – Practical Applications for Acting Training

Panelist: Melissa Whiteman, Administrative Assistant at Weatherford College; James Brownlee, M.A., Instructor of Drama at Weatherford College; Michael Endy, M.A., Vice-President of Instruction and Student Services; Laurie Jones, B.S., President of the Parker County Fine Arts Association, Board of Directors

ACAD 109: Online Tools for the Classroom

Presenter: Heidy McDonald, M.D., Assistant Professor of Biology at Weatherford College 

ACAD 111: Ground Control to Major Tom, Can You Hear Me?  Reaching Students Where they are Through Video and Podcasting

Presenter: Angela Thurman, M.S., Instructor of Economics at Tarrant County College and Adjunct Instructor of Economics at Weatherford College

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Session VI: 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

ACAD 101: "Weatherford College Goes Places” with EF College Study Tours

Panelists: Weatherford College International Travel Committee members Jared Abraham, M.A., Associate Professor of English, Romney Landis, M.S., Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department, Scott Tarnowieckyi, Ph.D., Professor of History and Chair of the Social Sciences Department, and Adrianne Treinies, M.A., Professor of English, Sarah Lock, Ph. D., Associate Dean of Dual Credit and e-Learning

ACAD 104: Zombies in Popular Culture

Presenter: Darrell Castillo, M.A., Assistant Professor of Government and History at Weatherford College

ACAD 106: Black Holes and Time-Travel: Present “=‘' Future?

Presenter: Henry Lim, M.S., Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Weatherford College

ACAD 109: An Approach to Teaching Postcolonial Studies: British West Indies Case Study

Presenter: Richard Chelvan, M.A., Adjunct Instructor of History at Weatherford College

ACAD 111: The Use of Learning Communities in Interdisciplinary Teaching

Presenter:  Peter Doas, M.A. and M.BA., Instructor of Government and Chair of the Government Department of Tarrant County College (Northwest Campus)

ACAD 115: Engaging Our International Students to Create a Dynamic College Campus

Presenter:  Deborah Jogie-Cregger, Ed.D., Director of Trio-Educational Talent Search

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Session VII: 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

ACAD 101: Promoting Wellness in Elementary School Students

Presenters:  Carey Price, Certified Prevention Specialist and Certified Instructor for Too Good for Drugs, Positive Action, and Project Toward No Drug Abuse; Sheri Whisenhunt, Prevention Specialist at Serenity House, Certified Instructor for Too Good for Drugs, Positive Action, and Project Toward No Drug Abuse

ACAD 104: You are an Ecology:  The Fascinating World of our Microbes

Presenter: Ann Mayo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at Weatherford College

ACAD 106: Equity in Gateway Courses – How We Teach and How It Impacts Students

Presenter: Scott Williams, M.A., Associate Professor of History and Assistant Chair of the Social Sciences Department at Weatherford College

ACAD 109: Computers as Critics – Data in the Humanities

Presenters: William Smith, Ph.D, Professor of English at Weatherford College; Lee Butler, M.A., Interim Associate Dean of Enrollment Management/Registrar/Director of Research at Weatherford College

ACAD 111: Political Teaching by Humor in Literature – Twain, Kipling and Frost

Presenter: Jennie Jones, M.A., Assistant Professor of Government and History at Weatherford College

ACAD 115: Woodrow Wilson's Intellectual Tool

Presenter: John Flanagan, Ph.D. Professor of Government and History at Weatherford College

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Session VIII: 11:00 - 11:50 p.m.

ACAD 101: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Mycorrhizal Fungi and Cover Crops

Presenters: Yvonne Byrd, student at Weatherford College and Anya Mims, student at Weatherford College

ACAD 104: Robert Putnam and the Idea of Social Capital

Panelist: Cathy Johnson, Ph.D. Professor of Government and History; John Flanagan, Ph.D., Professor of Government and History; Peter Doas, M.A. and M.BA., Instructor of Government and Chair of the Government Department at Tarrant County College (Northwest Campus)

ACAD 106: Guided Pathways and a Culture of Caring

Presenter: Shantee Siebuhr, B.A., Guided Pathways Specialist at Weatherford College

ACAD 109: Hawk Poems: Approaches to Teaching Robert Penn Warren, Robinson Jeffers, William Butler Yeats, and Ted Hughes

Presenter: Keri Overall, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor of English at Weatherford College

ACAD 111: Interpreting Analysis Results for Practical Use

Presenter: Lee Butler, M.A., Interim Associate Dean of Enrollment Management/Registrar/Director of Research at Weatherford Colleges

ACAD 115: A Rapid Romp Through the Revolutionary War

Presenter: Tom Wells, M.A.T., Professor of History at Weatherford College

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12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

ACAD 106: “Borderline History: Shaping the Western States”

Featured Speaker:  Derek R. Everett, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor at Colorado State University and Senior Lecturer at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Derek Everett, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of History at Colorado State University and is also Senior Lecturer at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has published three books and multiple articles. His academic research has largely revolved around the topics of the American West, in particular the history of Colorado, as well as an exceptional interest on the formation of state borders. This can be seen in his books. In 2014 the University of Oklahoma Press published his Creating the American West: Boundaries and Borderlands which was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in History. In 2018 the University of Colorado Press published his The Colorado State Capitol: History, Politics, Preservation. He currently has another book being published titled Colorado Day by Day (also by the University Press of Colorado and History Colorado).

On his ‘free time’ he volunteers as both a guide and researcher at the Colorado State Capitol and enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter.

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