Chayan Lahiri, Ph.D., assistant professor of geoscience, co-authored an article, “Assessment of cropland inundation due to the operation of the Reelfoot Lake spillway in West Tennessee,” that was published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, (JAWRA) in December 2022 with the US Geological Survey and West TN River Basin Authority.

Rena Kirkland, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, published a meta-analysis showing that yoga reduces depression symptoms. “The benefits of yoga as an intervention for depression: A meta–analysis,” was published in the International Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine. Co-authors included: Michael Rhoads, Nels Grevstad, Madison Barber, Shannon Myers, and Traci Lundstrom.

Kieran C. Nduagbo, Ph.D., assistant professor of teacher education and field service coordinator, and Carolyn Casale, Ph.D., will have an article “Preservice Teachers’ Reflective Practices, Self-efficacy, and Professional Growth,” published in Experiential Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Journal. (ELTHE Issue: 6.1 Spring 2023).

Colleen Schaffner, PhD., director School of Humanities & Social Sciences and chair Department of Psychology, received a $5,000 Adams State Innovation Fund grant for Recruitment Advertising for Programs in the School of Humanities and Social Science. Dr. Schaffner co-authored, “Mother-Infant Relationships and Infant Independence in Wild Geoffroy’s Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi),” which was published in the 2022 Vol. 136 No. 4 Journal of Comparative Psychology.

Brian Zulega, Ph.D., professor of sport psychology and chair of the applied sport psychology graduate program, delivered his address “To and Through the Coach: How Coaches Can Utilize Mental Training in Practice & Competition,” at the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention in Denver Dec. 15.