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American-British Sporting Rivalries and the Making of the Global Sports Industry
This article examines a key aspect of American sports history within a transnational context.
An Analysis of the Medical Costs of Obesity for Fifth Graders in California and Texas
This article uses data from FitnessGram® and previous studies to estimate the lifetime economic impact of childhood obesity for a single age cohort in the two most populous states: California and Texas.
Bayesian Prior Choice in IRT Estimation Using MCMC and Variational Bayes
This study investigates the impact of three prior distributions: matched, standard vague, and hierarchical in Bayesian estimation parameter recovery in two and one parameter models.
Better Health-Related Fitness in Youth: Implications for Public Health Guidelines
This article discusses the upcoming 2018 update to public health physical activity guidelines.
Book Review: Engaging Students Through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs
Book review of "Engaging Students Through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs" by Reynol Junco.
Book Review: Transformation in Teaching: Social Media Strategies in Higher Education
Book review of "Transformation in Teaching: Social Media Strategies in Higher Education" by C. Cheal, J. Coughlin, & S. Moore.
Book Review: Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More.
Book review of "Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More" by K. Kyeong-Ju Seo.
Bringing Global and Multicultural Considerations into the Counseling Curriculum
Poster presented at the 2013 University Forum on Teaching & Learning at UNT. This poster describes the effectiveness of a peer co-constructed project involving multiple interviews. The interview data is compared, contrasted, and the similarities and differences are accounted for through the lens of lifespan development.
Changes in Endothelial Markers during a Summer Ultra-Endurance Road Cycling Event in the Heat
This article assesses the impact of completing a 164 km road cycling event performed in a hot environment (Wichita Falls, Texas in August), on endothelial biomarkers and resultant risk of blood clots in men and women.
Changes of Children's Motivation in Physical Education and Physical Activity: A Longitudinal Perspective
This article attempts to examine the relationship between changes of children's motivation to changes in children's intention for future participation in physical education and physical activity over an academic year, guided by the expectancy-value model.
Child Care Experiences Among Dual Language Learners in the United States: Analyses of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort
This article uses nationally representative data from the Early Chlidhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort used to examine child care experiences with repreated cross-sectional analysis at 9, 24, and 52 months for dual language learner and non-dual language learner children.
Children's physical activity levels and psychological correlates in interactive dance versus aerobic dance
This article compares children's physical activity levels, self-efficacy, and enjoyment when experiencing dance-exergaming and aerobic dance in physical education.
Coherent district reform: A case study of two California school districts
This article argues that whole district reform is possible in ways that increased student achievement results on standardized tests across two districts.
The Dakar Summit on Higher Education in Africa: Three Programmatic Responses
Presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This presentation discusses responses to the African Higher Education Summit organized by Senegal and held in Dakar in 2015.
Democratic Twittering: Microblogging for a More Participatory Social Studies
This article uses the example of the Arab Spring to discuss how new media lowers barriers so that more voices may be heard.
Differential Growth Trajectories for Achievement Among Children Retained in First Grade: A Growth Mixture Model
Article discussing a growth mixture model and differential growth trajectories for achievement among children retained in first grade.
Efectos de la violencia de pareja en mujeres migrantes
This article analyzes the relationship between partner violence, depression and maternal self-efficacy in migrant women.
The Efficacy of Common Fit Indices for Enumerating Classes in Growth Mixture Models When Nested Data Structure is Ignored: A Monte Carlo Study
This article investigates whether the correct number of classes can still be retrieved when a higher level of nesting in multilevel growth mixture model (MGMM) is ignored.
Enhancing student-centered learning in Biomechanics (KINE3050) using new and emerging technological educational tools
Poster presented as part of the 2012 University Forum on Teaching & Learning at UNT. This poster describes a a project for a course using new and emerging technological educational tools. This project redesigned KINE-3050 (Biomechanics) as a blended course with the aim to enhance student-centered learning.
The Enlightenment Meets Twitter: Using Social Media in the Social Studies Classroom
This article explains how social studies educators can, and have, used the microblogging service Twitter.
The Epitome of Counseling Ethics
This paper was awarded a Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award for 2013. In this paper, the author discusses ethics in counseling, including the admiral qualities of courage that counselors must have to live by personal and professional ethical convictions.
Ethical Leadership: A Texas School District's Efforts Toward Cultural Proficiency
This article discusses the use of cultural competency training at a Texas school district to bring about openness in talking about issues of diversity.
Exceptional Friction Mitigation via Subsurface Plastic Shear in Defective Nanocrystalline Ceramics
This article reports that atomic layer deposition {0002}-textured ZnO films, with nanocolumnar grains and defective sub-stoichiometric structure, exhibit nanocrystalline plasticity and exceptionally low sliding friction and wear.
The Extent of Autism Knowledge of Novice Alternatively Certified Special Education Teachers in Texas
This article assesses the knowledge of novice alternative certification teachers in the area of autism intervention.
Fighting Fat: How Do Fat Stereotypes Influence Beliefs About Physical Education
Article discussing a study on how fat stereotypes influence beliefs about physical education.
Hispanic physicians' tobacco intervention practices: a cross-sectional survey study
Article discussing a cross-sectional survey study of Hispanic physicians' tobacco intervention practices.
HIV in Asia: History, Challenges, and Solutions
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on HIV/AIDS. This presentation discusses HIV in Asia, including its history, challenges, and solutions.
Ignorance or Indifference? Seeking Excellence and Equity for Under-Represented Students of Color in Gifted Education
This article discusses data on under-representation of students of color in gifted education programs in the U.S., along with contributing factors and recommendations.
The Impact of Ignoring a Level of Nesting Structure in Multilevel Mixture Model: A Monte Carlo Study
This article uses simulation studies to examine the impact of ignoring a higher nesting structure in multilevel mixture models.
International Perspectives Curriculum Project: EDAD 5680 Administration of the EC-12 Curriculum
Poster presented as part of the 2013 University Forum on Teaching & Learning. This poster discusses the international perspectives curriculum project. The project described in this poster was developed as part of the "Globalizing your Curriculum" Transformational Instructional Innovation (TII) Fellowship sponsored by the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and redesign (CLEAR) and UNT - International.
Journey to the Essence of Research in Child Development
This poster discusses an experiential learning activity for the UNT course DFST 3123 Child Development. The goal of the activity is to support student information-seeking and information-processing skills and guide students as they gain skills in identifying, understanding, and applying evidence-based research findings to child development.
Learning in 140 Characters: English Teachers’ Educational Uses of Twitter
This article describes results from a survey of 109 English teachers describing their frequent and versatile uses of Twitter.
Longitudinal trajectories of physical activity in women using latent class growth analysis: The WIN Study
This article discusses a study to examine the longitudinal trajectories in objectively measured physical activity (PA), to identify unknown (i.e., latent) subgroups with distinct trajectories, and to examine the correlates of latent subgroups among community dwelling women.
Meeting USDHHS Physical Activity Guidelines and Health Outcomes
This article discusses relating health markers (blood pressure, percent fat, BMI, blood glucose, cholesterol, and cardiorespiratory fitness) to verify the dose response for physical activity guidelines revision.
Merit Pay for Teachers: A Review
This pamphlet discusses merit pay for teachers. In most societies, the acquisition of money is a symbol of success. The present supply as well as the quality of public school teachers in the United States is directly related to the salaries that are paid to teachers as compensation for services rendered. How much to pay teachers for their services, who should be given merit pay, and how a pay plan should be administered are the focal points of an issue that promises to promote debate in the forthcoming presidential election.
Naming Her World: A Freirean Analysis of a Young Woman with Asperger Syndrome's Post-High-School Experience
This article seeks to better understand to what extent the Individual Education Plan (IEP) adequately prepared one girl for major life transitions following high-school graduation.
NCLB: The Myth, The History, The Reality
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on No Child Left Behind. In this presentation, the author discusses the law's impact on curricula and student learning, particularly in mathematics.
Participatory Learning Through Social Media: How and Why Social Studies Educators Use Twitter
This article draws on Deweyan conceptions of participatory learning and citizenship aims of the field as lenses through which to consider social media activities.
Perceptions of Youth Obesity Among Physical Educators
This article discusses perceptions of youth obesity among physical educators.
Physique Attitudes and Self-Presentational Concerns: Exploratory Interviews with Female Group Aerobic Exercisers and Instructors
Article discussing physique attitudes and self-presentational concerns and exploratory interviews with female group aerobic exercisers and instructors.
Platforms, Purpose, and Pedagogy: Reclaiming Context and Resisting Technopoly with Participatory Media
This article examines the work of media theorist and cultural critic Neil Postman in the wake of participatory media.
Prevalence of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Male Collegiate Athletes
This article discusses the prevalence of eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors among male collegiate athletes.
A Proposal to Expand Doctoral Production in Sub-Saharan Africa
Paper accompanying a presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This paper discusses a proposal to sustainably expand doctoral production and retain more doctoral graduates in Africa in university service
Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology
This poster discusses the experiential learning activities developed for the UNT Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology course, including technology components, video segments created, fully functional learning modules, flash learning activities, and integrated clicker technology.
Reduced Inflammatory and muscle damage biomarkers following oral supplementation with bioavailable curcumin
This article seeks to determine the effects of oral curcumin supplementation on muscle and activities of daily living soreness, creatine kinase, and inflammatory cytokines following exercise-induced muscle damage.
Reimagining the Funding of Higher Education in Uganda
Paper accompanying a presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This paper discusses reimagining the funding of higher education in Uganda.
Relación entre violencia de pareja y estrés parental en población mexicana
This article explores the relationship between intimate Domestic Violence and Parental Stress in Mexican women.
"Remixing" Current Events: Navigating the Transmedia Terrain with Fifth Graders
This article discusses two democratic media literacy skills that teachers can model and teach to help students as 21st century citizens.
Response to Intervention: Perspectives of General and Special Education Professionals
This article describes implications for school leadership and the need for preservice and continuing professional development concerning all aspects of response to intervention (RTI).
[Review] Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University
This article reviews the book "Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University," by Nannerl O. Keohane.