Nevada State College faculty are active scholars who use research to inform our teaching, provide exceptional learning experiences for students, and add to the body of knowledge in multiple scholarly disciplines. Furthermore, an active grant program allows Nevada State to provide innovative methods of supporting student success.
Nevada State College selectively pursues institutional grants that align with our mission and allow us to better serve our student body. Currently-funded grants include the following:
Nevada State faculty regularly engage in research in their disciplines as well as in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Tenure-track faculty must publish articles in peer-reviewed outlets to be eligible for tenure.
Some current projects include:
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications (Nevada State faculty indicated in bold)
Breathett, K., Jones, J., Lum, H. D., Koonkongsatian, D., Jones, C. D., Sanghvi, U., Hoffecker, L., McEwen, M., Daugherty, S. L., Blair, I. V., Calhoun, E., de Groot, E., Sweitzer, N. K., & Peterson, P. N. (2018). Factors related to physician clinical decision-making for African-American and Hispanic patients: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-018-0468-z
Bryans-Bongey, S. (2018). Tech-based approaches to supporting and engaging diverse learners: Visual strategies for success. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 11, 43-54.
Eastridge, J. & Benson, W. (Forthcoming, 2019). Comparing two models of collaborative testing for teaching statistics. Teaching of Psychology.
Foulger, T. S., Graziano, K. J., Schmidt-Crawford, D., & Slykhuis, D. A. (2017). Teacher educator technology competencies. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25, 413-448.
Garrett, C. E. (2017). First among Bunyan’s critics: T. S., imitative sequel writer. Bunyan Studies: A Journal of Reformation and Nonconformist Culture, 21, 55-72.
Graziano, K. (2018). Preservice teachers’ comfort levels with technology in an online standalone educational technology course. Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, 7, 70-86. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14434//jotlt.v7n1.23492
Howerton, A., Seymour, C. O., Murugapiran, S. K., Liao, Z., Phan, J. R., Estrada, A., Wagner, A. J., Mefferd, C., Hedlund, B. P., & Abel-Santos, E. (2018). Effect of the synthetic bile salt analog CamSA on the hamster model of Clostridium difficile infection. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 62(10), e02251-17.
Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., Benson, W., & Byrd, J. (2018). Voices carry: Effects of verbal and physical aggression on injuries and accident reporting. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 118, 190-199.
La Chapelle, P. (2019). I'd Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Lang Cassera, H. (2019, April 11). The white whale, or asking why, in the Mojave Desert. North American Review 304(3).
Naumann, L. P., Benet-Martínez, Very., & Espinoza, P. (2017). Correlates of political ideology among U.S.-born Mexican Americans: Cultural identification, acculturation attitudes, and socioeconomic status. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 8, 20-28.
Pazargadi, L. M. (2018). Unfixing the autobiographical subject: Fragmentation as aesthetics and identity in Rabih Alameddine’s I, the Divine. In T. A. Pickens (Ed.), Arab American aesthetics (pp. 54-72). New York: Routledge.
Pazargadi, L. M. (2017). Re/calling Scheherazad: Voicing Agency in Mohja Kahf’s Poetry. Gender Forum, 65, 28-107.
Perry, L. (2018). Meditation. Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences, 4(2), 9.
Robinson, G. (2017). All bad little movies when they die go to Ralph Spence: The silent era’s most famous title writer. Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 47, 28-40.
Tucker, K., Sharp, G., Scinta, T., Shi, Q., & Thanki, S. (Forthcoming, 2020). Fostering historically underserved students' success: an embedded peer support model that merges non-cognitive principles with proven academic support practice." Review of Higher Education.
Weatherspoon-Griffin, N., Picker, M.A., Pew, K. L., Park, H. S., Ginete, D. R., Karney, M. M., Usufzy, P., Castellanos, M. I., Duhart, J. C., Harrison, D. J., Socea, J. N., Karabachev, A. D., Hensley, C. T., Howerton, A. J., Ojeda-Daulo, R., Immak, J.A., & Wing, H.J. (2018). Insights into transcriptional silencing and anti‐silencing in Shigella flexneri: A detailed molecular analysis of the icsP virulence locus. Molecular Microbiology, 108(5), 505-518.