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This guide will showcase faculty and staff publications at North Carolina Central University.

Publication Showcase

Faculty and Staff Showcase

Faculty and Staff Publication Showcase

This guide showcases faculty and staff publications at North Carolina Central University for Spring 2022.  Faculty and staff have voluntarily submitted their publications for the last three years.

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Departments

Language and Literature

Dr. Kathryn Wymer | Title: Professor of English | Email:

Carella, K., & Wymer, K. (2020). ‘Tonight we’re gonna give it 35%’: expressions of transgender identity in the early work of Laura Jane Grace. Null, 29(3), 257- 268. 10.1080/09589236.2019.1604325

Wymer, K. C. (2021). Introduction to digital humanities: Enhancing scholarship with the use of technology. Routledge.


Mass Communication

Brenda Womble | Title: Instructor, Mass Communication | E-mail: 

Jackson, J., Curtis, Womble, & Brenda, L. (2020). If You Were Not Black. Expert Subjects Publishing.



Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds | Title: Associate Professor, Jazz Studies, Vocal Jazz Ensemble | E-mail:

Associate Professor, Jazz Studies/Director, Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Hammonds, L. H. (2020). For the Love of Big Band. Zenzalai Music.

Hammonds, L. H. (2021). A Jazz Orientation of the Three-Dimensional Developmental Trajectory of the Intercultural Maturity Model.

Hammonds, L. H. (2021). Interpreting the Arts: A Digital Library of Artists of African Descent for Humanities Teaching in the Performing and Visual Arts. Visualizing Objects, Places, and Spaces: A Digital Project Handbook.

Hammonds, L. (2021). Music Education Study Guides: Jessica Rodriguez. For film Respect/Aretha Franklin. Zenzalai Group LLC for National Association for Music Education (NAfME). .

Hammonds, Lenora. (2021). Music Education Study Guides: Lalah Hathaway. For film Respect/Aretha Franklin. Zenzalai Group LLC for National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Hammond, L. (2021). Music Education Study Guides: Stephen Hill. For film Respect/Aretha Franklin. Zenzalai Group LLC for National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Hammonds, L. (2021). Music Education Study Guides: Syreeta Butler. For film Respect/Aretha Franklin. Zenzalai Group LLC for National Association for Music Education (NAfME). 2021.

Hammonds, L. H. (2022). The Gender Imperative in Jazz: The Role of Intercultural Maturity in Jazz Curricula. In J. Reddan (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Jazz and Gender. essay.


Dr. Lance Hulme | Title: Associate Professor Email:

O'Brien, C., & Douglas, J. (2021). Das Stille Leuchten (The Silent Shining). Douglas Knehans. Cover painting Ferdinand Hodler, Evan Richey, recording engineer, Ovation Sound, Lance Hulme, editing engineer, David V.R. Bowlew, mixing and mastering engineer, Douglas Knehans, producer, Josephine McLaLachlan, design.



Dr. Jonathan N. Livingston | Title: Professor | E-mail:

Cosbert, D, J.N. Livingston, Jones M, Singleton, D, Reese-Durham, N., (2021) Examining the influence of media consumptions  Internalization on perceived skin color self-esteem and dating preferences Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships,7(3)1-30. 

Livingston, J. N., Bell K. V., Cooper N. E., Taylor T., Crumbie, M. A., Brandon D., Jones M. K. (2021). Revisiting Racial Identity and Self-Esteem: The Role of Activism and Engagement. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 7, 239-254. 

Garner, L; Samples, A; Young, D; Fulcher, S, Livingston, J, N;(2020) The Relationship between Perceived Sexual Infidelity, the Use of Mate Retention Tactics and Attitudes towards Condoms among African American College Women. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, 7(1) 73-97.

Wong, J., Livingston, J., Cliette, G., & Eaton, S. (2019, January). Families Overcoming Obstacles. Home, School and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Involvement (4th edition). Sage: Los Angeles, CA. 

Muhammad, M., Miller, A., Johnson, T., Sollers, J., Miller, J., Jones, B., Edwards, C. Livingston, J.N. (2019). Building resilience in African American males during pursuit of higher education. Journal of Psychology and Clinical Psychiatry, 10(3), 112-116.

Williams, C., Joseph, M., Wise, A., Crumbie, M., & Livingston, J.N. (2019). A Re-Examination of African American College Women's Body Image Pathology. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships 6(2), 59-850. 

Gillespie, R., Bridges-Bond, S., Scheft, T., and Johnson, C. Livingston, J (2019) Predicting Clinical Competency in First Year Speech- Pathology Graduate Clinicians. Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, 1(14)62-72.


Public Administration

Dr. Chris Paul | Title: Assistant Professor and Director, MPA Program | E-mail:

Bauer AE and Paul CJ. Non-Profit Organizational Planning Recommendations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in North Carolina and the United States. March 14, 2020.

Lee D, Paul CJ, Pilkington W, Mulrooney T, Diggs SN, Kumar D. (2021). Examining the Effects of Social Determinants of Health on COVID-19 Related Stress, Family’s Stress and Discord, and Personal Diagnosis of COVID-19. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports 5(100183),

Marion Suiseeya,K.R., Elhard D.K., Paul, C.J. (2021). Towards a Relational Approach in Global Climate Governance: Exploring the Role of Trust. WIREs Climate Change 12(4): e712.

Olfert MD, Hagedorn-Hatfield RL, Houghtaling B, Esquivel MK, Hood LB, Lillian MacNell L, Soldavini J, Berner M, Savoie Roskos, M,R,, Hingle, M,D,, Mann, G.R., Waity, J.F., Knol, L.L., Walsh, J., Kern-Lyons, V., Paul, C.J.., Pearson, K, Goetz, J.R., Spence, M., Anderson-Steeves, E., Wall-Bassett, E.D., Lillis, J.P., Kelly, E.B, Hege, A., Fontenot, M.C., Coleman, P. (2021). Struggling with the basics: food and housing insecurity among college students across twenty-two colleges and universities. Journal of American College Health,

Paul, C.J., Damodaran, T,, Clark, C., Malone, L,, Wyman Roth, N. Building Sustainability through Collaboration: The Trillium Inter-institutional Workshop on Teaching Sustainability. Council for European Studies. EuropeNow Journal, January 15, 2020.

Paul, C.J., Marion Suiseeya, K.R., Elhard, D.K. Focusing on trust is one way to advance climate justice. Advanced Science News, May 20, 2021.

Godebo, T.R., Jeuland, M.A., Paul, C.J., Belachew, D.L., McCornick, P.G. (2021). Water quality threats, perceptions of climate change and behavioral responses among farmers in the Ethiopian Rift Valley. Climate 9(6),

Kim, H., Kim, D., Paul, C.J., Lee CK. (2020). The spatial allocation of hospitals with negative pressure isolation rooms in Korea: are we prepared for new outbreaks? International Journal of Health Policy Management 9(11):475-483

Vilme, H., Paul, C.J., Duke, N., Sauls, D., Campbell, S., Skinner, A., Muiruri, C., Bosworth, H., Dokurugu, Y., Fay, J. (2020). Using Geographic Information Systems to Characterize Food Environments around Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Implications for Nutrition Interventions. The Journal of American College Health,

Paul, C.J., Paul, J.E., Anderson, R.S. (2019). The Local Food Environment and Food Security: The Health Behavior Role of Social Capital. International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 16(24), 5045

College of Health and Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Julie Horvath | Title: Research Associate Professor | E-mail:

Chiou, K. L., Montague, M. J., Goldman, E. A., Watowich, M. M., Sams, S. N., Song, J., Horvath, J. E., Sterner, K. N., Ruiz-Lambides, A. V., & Martínez, M. I. (2020). Rhesus macaques as a tractable physiological model of human ageing. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 375(1811), 20190612.

Melin, A. D., Orkin, J. D., Janiak, M. C., Valenzuela, A., Kuderna, L., Marrone III, F., Ramangason, H., Horvath, J. E., Roos, C., & Kitchener, A. C. (2021). Variation in predicted COVID‐19 risk among lemurs and lorises. American Journal of Primatology, 83(6), e23255.

Watowich, M. M., Chiou, K. L., Montague, M. J., Cayo Biobank Research Unit, Simons, N. D., Horvath, J. E., Ruiz-Lambides, A. V., Martínez, M. I., Higham, J. P., & Brent, L. J. (2022). Natural disaster and immunological aging in a nonhuman primate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(8), e2121663119.


Mathematics and Physics

Dr. Igor V. BondarevTitle: Professor | Email:

Bondarev, I. V., & Adhikari, C. M. (2021). Collective Excitations and Optical Response of Ultrathin Carbon-Nanotube Films. Physical Review   

         Applied15(3), 034001.

Bondarev, I. V., Mousavi, H., & Shalaev, V. M. (2020). Transdimensional epsilon-near-zero modes in planar plasmonic nanostructures. Physical review

         research2(1), 013070.

Bondarev, I. V., Mousavi, H., & Shalaev, V. M. (2018). Optical response of finite-thickness ultrathin plasmonic films. MRS Communications8(3), 1092-1097.


Dr. Kimberly S. Weems | Title: Associate Professor | Email:

Khadjavi, L., Moore, T., Weems, & K. (2022). Count Me In: Community and Belonging in Mathematics . In Dumbaugh, D. & Haunsperger (Eds.), The Infinite Possibilities Conference: Creating moments of belonging for underrepresented women in mathematics (pp. 160-171). Taylor and Francis.

Khadjavi, L., Moore, T., Weems, K., Wilson, & U. (2020). Shining a light on a hidden figure. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 67(3), 368-372.

Smith, C.E., Weems, K.S., Moore, & R.H. (2020). Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online . In I. I. Howard, J.P., Beyers & J.F. (Eds.), Statistics for engineers (pp. 117-131). Taylor and Francis.

Spence, P.L., Gerald-Goins, T.M., Weems, K., Jackson, C., Goins, & G. (2021). Food, energy, and water learning module (FEWLM) workbooks: low-cost affordable inquiry-based STEM curricula. Journal of STEM Outreach, 4(1)

Weems, K.S., Sellers, K.F., Li, & T. (2021). A flexible bivariate distribution for count data expressing data dispersion. Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods,


Dr. Erma Jean Smith King | Title: Assistant Professor | Email: 

Smith-King, E. J. (2020, Fall). The Perils of Video Conferencing. National Black Nurses Association Fall 2020 Newsletter, Pp. 25-26., 25-26.


Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Kevin P. Williams | Title: Professor | Email:

Ahmad, S., He, Q., Williams, K. P., & Scott, J. E. (2020). Identification of a Triple Drug Combination That Is Synergistically Cytotoxic for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells Using a Novel Combination Discovery Approach. SLAS Discovery, 25(8), 923-938. 10.1177/2472555220924478

Boa‐Amponsem, O., Zhang, C., Burton, D., Williams, K. P., & Cole, G. J. (2020). Ethanol and Cannabinoids Regulate Zebrafish GABAergic Neuron Development and Behavior in a Sonic Hedgehog and Fibroblast Growth Factor‐Dependent Mechanism. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 44(7), 1366-1377. 10.1111/acer.14383

Burton, D. F., Boa-Amponsem, O. M., Dixon, M. S., Hopkins, M. J., Herbin, T., Toney, S., Tarpley, M., Rodriguez, B. V., Fish, E. W., Parnell, S. E., Cole, G. J., & Williams, K. P. (2022). Pharmacological activation of the Sonic hedgehog pathway with a Smoothened small molecule agonist ameliorates the severity of alcohol-induced morphological and behavioral birth defects in a zebrafish model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 10.1002/jnr.25008

Devi, G. R., Hough, H., Barrett, N., Cristofanilli, M., Overmoyer, B., Spector, N., Ueno, N. T., Woodward, W., Kirkpatrick, J., Vincent, B., Williams, K. P., Finley, C., Duff, B., Worthy, V., McCall, S., Hollister, B. A., Palmer, G., Force, J., Westbrook, K., . . . Marcom, P. K. (2019). Perspectives on Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Research, Clinical Management and Community Engagement from the Duke IBC Consortium. Journal of Cancer, 10(15), 3344-3351. 10.7150/jca.31176

Fish, E. W., Murdaugh, L. B., Zhang, C., Boschen, K. E., Boa-Amponsem, O., Mendoza-Romero, H. N., Tarpley, M., Chdid, L., Mukhopadhyay, S., Cole, G. J., Williams, K. P., & Parnell, S. E. (2019). Cannabinoids Exacerbate Alcohol Teratogenesis by a CB1-Hedgehog Interaction. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 16057-16. 10.1038/s41598-019-52336-w

Jagsi, R., Mason, G., Overmoyer, B. A., Woodward, W. A., Badve, S., Schneider, R. J., Lang, J. E., Alpaugh, M., Williams, K. P., Vaught, D., Smith, A., Smith, K., & Miller, K. D. (2022). Inflammatory breast cancer defined: proposed common diagnostic criteria to guide treatment and research. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 192(2), 235-243. 10.1007/s10549-021-06434-x

Ji, X., Jin, C., Dong, X., Dixon, M. S., Williams, K. P., & Zheng, W. (2020). Literature-Wide Association Studies (LWAS) for a Rare Disease: Drug Repurposing for Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(17), 3933. 10.3390/molecules25173933

Jones, G. S., Hoadley, K. A., Benefield, H., Olsson, L. T., Hamilton, A. M., Bhattacharya, A., Kirk, E. L., Tipaldos, H. J., Fleming, J. M., Williams, K. P., Love, M. I., Nichols, H. B., Olshan, A. F., & Troester, M. A. (2022). Racial differences in breast cancer outcomes by hepatocyte growth factor pathway expression. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 192(2), 447-455. 10.1007/s10549-021-06497-w

Lamson, D. R., Hughes, M. A., Adcock, A. F., Smith, G. R., & Williams, K. P. (2021). Development and validation of a hedgehog heparin-binding assay for high-throughput screening. MethodsX, 8, 101207. 10.1016/j.mex.2020.101207

Oldham, C. E., Gathings, M. J., Devi, G. R., Patierno, S. R., Williams, K. P., Hough, H. J., & Barrett, N. J. (2020). An innovative educational program for addressing health disparities in translational cancer research. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 5(1), e65. 10.1017/cts.2020.555

Tarpley, M., Caligan, T. B., Onyenwoke, R. U., & Williams, K. P. (2021). Optimization and validation of a DYRK1A TR-FRET assay for high-throughput screening. MethodsX, 8, 101383. 10.1016/j.mex.2021.101383

Tarpley, M., Oladapo, H., Caligan, T. B., Onyenwoke, R. U., & Williams, K. P. (2021). Data supporting a pilot high-throughput screen of a drug library for identification of DYRK1A inhibitors and high-content imaging analysis of identified harmine analogs. Data in Brief, 37, 107189. 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107189

Tarpley, M., Oladapo, H. O., Strepay, D., Caligan, T. B., Chdid, L., Shehata, H., Roques, J. R., Thomas, R., Laudeman, C. P., Onyenwoke, R. U., Darr, D. B., & Williams, K. P. (2021). Identification of harmine and β-carboline analogs from a high-throughput screen of an approved drug collection; profiling as differential inhibitors of DYRK1A and monoamine oxidase A and for in vitro and in vivo anti-cancer studies. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 162, 105821. 10.1016/j.ejps.2021.105821

Public Health Education

Dr. LaShawn  Wordlaw,  L. | Title|: Associate Professor | Email:

Wordlaw, L., & Vilme, H. (2022). Lessons learned: Implementing and adapting a multimedia campaign to promote heart health to college students. Journal of American College Health, 1-7.

Vilme, H., & Wordlaw, L. (2022). The Heart Healthy U Study: Formative Research to Design a Multimedia Campaign for Young Adults. Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science Journal10(1).

Wordlaw, L., Harrell, K. J., & Romocki, L. S. (2021). Recruiting and Preparing Undergraduate Students for a Collegiate Debate: An HBCU Case Study. In Frontiers in Education (p. 65). Frontiers.

Wordlaw, L. (2021). Timely Mammography Use among a Sample of Black American Women: A Community-Based Study. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine11(6), 288-297.

Vilme, H., Duke, N. N., Muiruri, C., Wordlaw, L., & Skinner, A. C. (2019). Using Telehealth to Disseminate Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary CVD Interventions to Rural Populations. Current hypertension reports21(12), 1-13.


School of Business

Dr. Steven Day | Title: Assistant Professor | Email: 

Day, & S.W. (2019). Emotional Labor: An Entrepreneurial Perspective. International Journal of Strategic Management.

Day, S. W. (2019). The Emotional Labor of Entrepreneurs and Corporate Managers: How do leaders feel? Journal of Social and Behavioral Scientist, 45(1), 39–50.

Day, S. W. (2020). The Africa Café: A Case Study on The Success Factors Associated With Sustainable Entrepreneurship in South Africa. International Journal of Business Research, 20(1), 21–30.

Day, S. W. (2020). ) The Role of the Top Management Team in Understanding the Innovation Capacity and Sustainability of Family Firms. Journal of US-China Public Administration, 17(3), 108–119.

Day, S. W., Lawong, D., Miles, A. K., & Effon, T. (2022). Leadership and Culture in Ghana’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry: The Impact of Transformational Leadership on Job Satisfaction In An Emerging Economy. Journal of Leadership Accountability and Ethics.

Day, S. W., Lundy Jr., H., Torrance, C. G., & Lundy, B. (2021). The Relationship Between Emotional Labor And The Well-Being of Service Professionals During The Covid-19 Pandemic: Examining The Moderating Roles of Job Type. . Journal of International Business and Economics, 21(3), 18–27.

Rice, D., & Day, S. W. (2022). The Impact of Hindrance Appraisals on Leader Bottom-Line Mentality: Implications for Leadership Drawbacks and the Amplification Effect of Leader Neuroticism. International Journal of Stress Management.


Dr. Mark Rosso | Title: Associate Professor| Email:

Rosso, M., Nasir, A. B., & Farhadloo, M. (2020). Chilling effects and the stock market response to the Snowden revelation. New Media & Society, 22(11), 1976-1995.

School of Library and Information Sciences

Dr. Siobahn Day Grady Title: Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences | Program Director of Information Sciences Program | Email:

Grady, S. D. (2021). # 2020wasEPIC elevate your career in STEM as the" only". XRDS: Crossroads, the ACM Magazine for Students, 27(3), 14-15.

Grady, S. D., Opoku-Boateng, F. A., Reid-Daniels, L., Tucker, N., & Muriungi, L. (2021). STEM-It-Yourself: Exposing rural adolescent girls to STEM through online learning. Paper presented at the 2021 Conference on Research in Equitable and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT), 1-3.

Grady, S. D., Wisniewski, P., Metoyer, R., Gibbs, P., Badillo-Urquiola, K., Elsayed-Ali, S., & Yafi, E.No title. Addressing Institutional Racism within Initiatives for SIGCHI’s Diversity and Inclusion. Interactions Blog.Jun.11, 2020.

Huff Jr, E. W., Day Grady, S., & Brinnkley, J. (2021). Tell Me What I Need To Know: Consumers’ Desire for Information Transparency in Self-Driving Vehicles. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 65(1) 327-331.

Washington, N., Grady, S. D., McMullen, K., Daily, S., & Marshall, B. (2021). Flowing, not forcing: Finding and maintaining authenticity as Black women in academia. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 941-942.

Division of Extended Studies

Distance and Online Education

Dr. Racheal Brooks | Title: Coordinator, e-Learning | Email:

Brooks, R. (in press). Spectrum support in the online learning environment. In N. Pierce (Ed.), College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Perspectives on Research, Practice, and the Implications for Higher Education. Information Age.

Brooks, R., & Grady, S. (in press). Course design considerations for inclusion and representation [White paper]. Quality Matters.

Brooks, R., Murray, D., Johnson, D., & Gray, W. T. (in press). Eagle access at North Carolina Central University: A case in strategic institutional accessibility. In R. Mancilla & B. Frey (Eds.), A Guide to Digital Accessibility: Policies, Practices, Tools, and Professional Development. Stylus.

Simunich, B., Brooks, R., & Grincewicz, A. (In press). Centering learner agency and empowerment: Promoting voice and choice in online courses. In B. Hokanson, M. Exter, M. Schmidt, & A. Tawfik (Eds.), Toward Inclusive Learning Design: Social Justice, Equity, and Community. SpringerVerlag.

Simunich, B., Brooks, R., López, N., Rice, M., Jouaibi, Z., Malone, L., Spong, S., & Woodley, X. (2020). Bridge to Quality: A QM Online Course Design Guide – Culturally Responsive Update [PDF file]. Quality Matters. Retrieved from

Wasik, S. Z., Barrow, J. C., Royal, C., Brooks, R., Dames, L., Corry, L., & Bird, C. (2019). Online counselor education: Creative approaches and best practices in online learning environments. Research on Education and Psychology3(1), 43-52.



James E. Shepard Memorial Library

Danielle Colbert-Lewis | Title: Head of Research and Instructional Librarian | Email:

Bryant, B. A., Mayo, C. R., Williams, K. M., and Colbert-Lewis, D. (2021) COVID-19: Impact on Business Students'  Transition from Face-to-Face to Online Instructional Delivery. Southwestern Business Administration Journal: Vol. 19: Iss. 1, Article 3. 

Colbert-Lewis, D. Labor and Industrial Relations. In LaGuardia, C., & Katz, W. A. (2022 forthcoming). Magazines for libraries: For the general reader and school, junior college, college, university, and public libraries. (30th edition).  


Danielle Colbert-Lewis | Title: Head of Research and  Instructional Librarian | Email:

Jamillah Scott-Branch | Title: Assistant Director of Library Services | Email:

Colbert-Lewis, D. and Scott-Branch, J. Embracing OER and Enhancing Digital Skills for the 21st century: Using Applied Digital Skills as a Powerful Teaching and Learning Tool. Against the Grain (2022 forthcoming). 


Jamillah Scott-Branch | Title: Assistant Director of Library Services | Email:

Vernice Faison |  Title: Music Librarian | Email: 

Danielle Colbert-Lewis | Title: Head of Research and Instructional Librarian | Email:

Scott-Branch, J., Faison, V. and Colbert-Lewis, D. (2022). The HBCU Librarians Experiences: Doing More with Your Time and Talent for Less Treasure. 


Jamillah Scott-Branch | Title: Assistant Directory of Library Services | Email:

Vernice Faison | Title: Music Librarian | Email:

Scott-Branch, J., Faison, V. (in press) Developing Library Programming that Uplifts Authors of  Color. Jackson-Brown, G (Author) Promoting African American Writers: Library Partnership for Outreach, Programming, and Literacy. Libraries Unlimited (Forthcoming September 2022).

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