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Widener University Faculty Authors 2021 - 2022


Bretton T. Alvaré, PhD

Brett Alvare• McHenry, N., Baldwin J., Campbell, H., Allen-Presley, E., Alvaré, B., & Borgstrom, T. (2021). Shared power in teacher preparation: University, School, and Community. In P. Clark, E. Zygmunt, S. Tancock, & K. Cipollone (Eds.), The power of community-engaged teacher preparation: Voices and visions of hope and healing (pp. 87-109). Teacher’s College Press.  


Alexis A. Nagengast, PhD

Alexis Nagengast• Kul, I., Bhat, K., Nagengast, A. & Azarewicz, J. (2021, July 19). Volumetric and acoustic properties of trans-resveratrol in ethanol. Journal of Solution Chemistry, 50, 1051-1064. 

• Nagle, C., Bhogal, J. K., Nagengast, A. A., & DiAngelo, J.R. (2022, March 12). Transportin-serine/arginine-rich (Tnpo-SR) proteins are necessary for proper lipid storage in the Drosophila fat body. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 596, 1-5. 

• Lopatto, D., Rosenwald, A.G., Burgess, R. C., Key, C. S., Van Stry, M., Wawersik, M., DiAngelo, J.R., Hark, A. T., Skerritt, M., Allen, A.K., Alvarez, C., Anderson, S., Arrigo, C., Arsham, A., Barnard, D., Bedard, J. E. J., Bose, I., Braverman, J. M., Burg, M. G. … Nagengast, A., … Reed, L.K. (2022, May 16). Student attitudes contribute to the effectiveness of a genomics CURE. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 

• Weidman, T., Nagengast, A. A., & DiAngelo, J. R. (2022, September 10). The splicing factor 9G8 regulates the expression of NADPH-producing enzyme genes in Drosophila. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 620, 92-97. 


David J. Coughlin, PhD

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• Coughlin, D. J., Chrostek, J. D., & Ellerby, D. J. (2022, May 4). Intermittent propulsion in largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, increases power production at low swimming speeds. Biology Letters, 18(5). 

Hemlata Mistry. PhD

Hemlata Mistry, PhD• Lopatto, D., Rosenwald, A.G., Burgess, R. C., Key, C. S., Van Stry, M., Wawersik, M., DiAngelo, J.R., Hark, A. T., Skerritt, M., Allen, A.K., Alvarez, C., Anderson, S., Arrigo, C., Arsham, A., Barnard, D., Bedard, J. E. J., Bose, I., Braverman, J. M., Burg, M. G. … Mistry, H., … Reed, L.K. (2022, May 16). Student attitudes contribute to the effectiveness of a genomics CURE. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, Article e00208-21. 

Catherine Safran, PhD

photo of Catherine Safran• Pei, S., Wang, S., Martinez, J. R., Parajuli, A., Kirn-Safran, C. B., Farach-Carson M. C., Lucas Lu, X., & Wang, L. (2022, December 28). Osteocytic pericellular matrix (PCM): Accelerated degradation under in vivo loading and unloading conditions using a novel imaging approach. Genes, 13(1), 72.  

Michael Toneff, PhD

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• Zhao, N., Powell, R. T., Yuan, X., Bae, G., Roarty, K. P., Stossi, F., Strempfl, M., Toneff, M. J., Johnson, H. L., Mani, S. A., Jones, P., Stephan, C. C., & Rosen, J. M. (2021). Morphological screening of mesenchymal mammary tumor organoids to identify drugs that reverse epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Nature Communications, 12(1), 4262. 

• Johnson, K. H., Hussein, S., Chakraborty, P., Muruganantham, A., Mikhail, S., Song, S., Gonzalez, G., Song, S., Jolly, M. K., Toneff, M. J., Benton, M. L., Lin, Y. C., & Taube, J. H. (2022). CTCF expression and dynamic motif accessibility modulates epithelial-mesenchymal gene expression. Cancers, 14(1), 209. 


Shirley G. Fischer-Drowos, PhD, MS, BA

Shirley G. Fischer-Drowos• Kul, I., Bhat, K., Knox, A., & Fischer-Drowos. (2021). Volumetric and acoustic properties of phenylboronic acid in water at selected temperatures. Journal of Solution Chemistry, 50, 1051-1064. 




Communication Studies

Angela M. Corbo, PhD

Photo of Angie Corbo            • Albano, D., Lolli, J.C., & Corbo, A. (2022) Communicating sense of place to build brand identity: An analysis of craft brewery websites. Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines,8(4), 261-284. 

Criminal Justice

Michelle Lyttle Storrod, PhD

Michelle Lyttle Storrod• Lyttle Storrod, M. (2022). Ecological ruptures and strain: Girls, juvenile justice, and phone removal. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 11(1), 120-134. 



Annalisa Castaldo, MA, MEd, PhD

Annalisa Castaldo• Castaldo, A. (2022). Fictional Shakespeares and portraits of genius. Arc Humanities Press. 

Tara E. Friedman, MA, ABD

• Dyer, P. M., & Friedman, T. E. (2021). Service learning as an agent of local and global change: Building civic engagement in Central America through literacy and sustainability. In J. Bowman & J. deWinter (Eds.), Civic engagement in global contexts: International education, community partnerships, and higher education (pp. 133-151). Utah State University Press.  


Mark S. Graybill, PhD

Mark Graybill• Graybill, M. S. (2022). Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964). In E. Redling & O. Scheiding (Eds.), Handbook of the American short story, (pp. 361–383). Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 

• Graybill, M. S. (2021). Nostalgia, race, and authoritarianism in Flannery O’Connor’s fiction. Amerikastudien/American Studies, 66(3), 441–462. 

• Graybill, M. S. (2022). Hannah, Barry. In P. O’Donnell, S. Burn, & L. Larkin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of American fiction 1980-2020. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 

Jessica B. Guzman, PhD

Jessica Guzman• Guzman, J. (2022). After Expo 67, man & his world. 32 Poems, 19(2), 24. 

• Guzman, J. (2022). Carousel pantoum. The Columbia Review, 103(1), 6. 

• Guzman, J. (2022). Mississippi snow day. The Columbia Review, 103 (1), 7. 

• Guzman, J. (2022). Post-storm assessment. West Branch (99). 

• Guzman, J. (2022). Recycled & recyclable. West Branch (99). 

• Guzman, J. (2022, May 17). At SeaWorld’s sea lion & otter stadium your brother says. Another Chicago Magazine. 

• Guzman, J. (2022, Feb 18). Elegy with winged ants. Dialogist. 


Jordan B, Smith, PhD

Jordan Smith• Smith, J. (2022). ‘For how could we do without sugar and rum?’: Anti-Consumption, commodity substitution, and the global expansion of plantation production. In F. Brahm and E. Rosenhaft (Eds.), Global commerce and economic conscience in Europe, 1700-1900: Distance and entanglement (pp. 143-170). Oxford University Press. 


Dana Olanoff, PhD

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• Olanoff, D., Johnson, K., & Spitzer, S. M. (Eds.) (2021). Proceedings of the Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Productive Struggle: Persevering Through Challenges). Philadelphia, PA. 


Thomas M. Wilk, PhD

Thomas Wilk• Wilk, T., & Gimbel, S. (2021). I said something wrong: Transworld obligation in Yesterday. Film-Philosophy, 25(2), 151–164. 

• Wilk, T. (2021). Proportion and the personality of humor. The Philosophy of Humor Yearbook, 2(1) 147-148. 


Paul T. Baker, PhD

Photo of Paul Baker• Cheeseboro, B. D. & Baker P. T. (2021, November 5). Method to detect highly-eccentric binaries with a gravitational wave burst search. Physical Review D, 104(10), 104016. 

• Antoniadis, J., Arzoumanian, Z., Babak, S., Bailes, M., Bak Nielsen, A.-S., Baker, P. T., Bassa, C. G., Bécsy, B., Berthereau, A., Bonetti, M., Brazier, A., Brook, P. R., Burgay, M., Burke-Spolaor, S., Caballero, R. N., Casey-Clyde, J. A., Chalumeau, A., Champion, D. J., Charisi, M., ... Zhu, X. J. (2022). The international pulsar timing array second data release: Search for an isotropic gravitational wave background. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 510(4), 4873–4887. 

Political Science

Wes Leckrone, PhD

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• Kincaid, J. & J. W. Leckrone. (2022). American federalism and Covid-19: Party trumps policy. In N. Steytler (Ed.), Comparative federalism and Covid-19: Combating the pandemic (pp. 181-199). Routledge. 

• Kincaid, J. and J. W. Leckrone. (2022). COVID-19 and American federalism: First-wave responses. In R. Chattopadhyay, F. Knupling, D. Chebenova, L. Whittington, & P. Gonzalez (Eds.), Federalism and the response to COVID-19: A comparative analysis (pp. 239-249). Routledge. 


Mariah Schug, PhD

Photo of Mariah Schug• Schug, M.G., Barhorst-Cates, E., Stefanucci, J., Creem-Regehr, S., Olsen, A.P.L., & Cashdan, E., (2022). Childhood experience reduces gender differences in spatial abilities: A cross-cultural study. Cognitive Science, 46(2), 1-22. 


Stuart Eimer, PhD

Stuart Eimer• Hill, R., & Eimer, S. (2022). Winning against the odds: The 32BJ SEIU organizing model. New Labor Forum, 31(2), 27–34. 

Beth A. Latshaw, PhD

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• Latshaw, B. A., & Yucel, D. (2022). Work-family conflict and partners' agreement on fertility preferences among dual-earner couples: Does women's employment status matter? Journal of Family Research. 

• Yucel, D., & Latshaw, B. A. (2022). Mental health across the life course for men and women in married, cohabiting, and living apart together relationships. Journal of Family Issues. 

Visual and Performing Arts

Mara E. Parker, PhD

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• Parker, M. (2021). El cuarteto de cuerda en España: Un género histórico en su contexto internacional, Revista de Musicología, 44(2), 698-705. 

• Parker, M. (2021). Joseph Zyka’s Trois Duos: An homage to the king. In S. Klauk (Ed.), Instrumentalmusik neben Haydn und Mozart: Analyse, Aufführungspraxis und Edition (pp. 195-209). Verlag Königshausen & Neumann. 

• Parker, M., & Bruch, M. (composer). (2021, September 15). Kol Nidre. [Concert Performance]. Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA.