The Academic Minute for 2020.08.17-2020.08.21


The Academic Minute from 08.17 – 08.21

Monday, August 17th
Denise Demers University of Central Arkansas
Health Profession Students Interprofessional Collaboration Competencies
Dr. Denise Demers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with her PhD in Health Education, received her Masters in Exercise Physiology/Health and Fitness Promotion from Brigham Young University, and her BS degree in Physical Education from Southern Utah University.

Tuesday, August 18th
Jennifer Saxton – University of Central Arkansas
The Intersections Between Cross-Sector Collaboration and Social Justice Leadership in Juvenile Court Procedures
Jennifer Saxton is a graduate assistant for the Ph.D. Leadership Studies office and a full-time faculty member in the Department of Professional Studies at Arkansas Tech University. She joined Tech in 2007, initially as an Academic Counselor, and was promoted to Instructor of Professional Studies upon receiving her master’s degree in College Student Personnel. Jennifer has been teaching since 2011, and is certified in online course development, prior learning assessment, and Quality Matters.

Wednesday, August 19th
Lorrie George-Paschal – University of Central Arkansas
Occupational Therapy Mentoring Program for Adolescents
Dr. Paschal is an Associate Professor who has taught at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) since 1993.  She earned her doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2001. Her areas of clinical expertise include Adult Physical Disabilities and Assistive Technology.  In 2012, Dr. Paschal earned board certification in Assistive Technology through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. Dr. Paschal’s research interests are in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the use of Occupation in practice, and the Theory of Occupational Adaptation.

Thursday, August 20th
Adam Frank – University of Central Arkansas
Empowering At-Risk Youth Through Theatre
I am Professor of Anthropology and Performance Studies in the Schedler Honors College, University of Central Arkansas. My research has focused on Chinese martial arts and identity, phenomenological anthropology, and community-based theatre. As a theatre artist, I have been a company member of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre for six years, a company member of Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles, and am the founding Artistic Directory of Ozark Living Newspaper Theatre Company, based in Conway, Arkansas.

Friday, August 21st
Leah Horton – University of Central Arkansas
Applying Mixed Methods Community-Based Participatory Research to Global Service-Learning
Dr. Leah Horton is a career educator and, after serving as a lecturer in the UCA biology department for 16 years, is currently serving as the Associate Dean of the UCA Honors College. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from UCA, a master’s degree in biochemistry, cell and developmental biology from Emory University, and her PhD in interdisciplinary leadership from UCA.