Winter 2020 Scholarly Publications & Research Awards

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Winter 2020 Publications

The library is excited to share the scholarly work of our community with campus through Digital Commons, author profiles, and the Library blog. The list below includes all known books, book chapters, edited volumes, and peer-reviewed articles that were first published (including online) between January 1 – March 31, 2020. This preliminary list was generated through a search of Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as from faculty alerting our office about their work. Our final list will be published alongside funded research profiles, with the Office of Research in our Quarterly Publications & Research Awards

An unlocked symbol Open Access Logo appears beside all works that are available Open Access (OA), which means that it “is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” (Peter Suber). We call attention to OA work because it enables the wider community to engage with it. To be available OA, the work must be either published in an OA journal; shared via a disciplinary OA repository; or deposited in UW Tacoma Digital Commons. If you have questions about how to openly share your work, please contact us.


Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad & Ankur Teredesai (SET) with co-author: “Fairness, Accountability, Transparency in AI at Scale: Lessons from National Programs” in Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, DOI: 10.1145/3351095.3375690

Uba Backonja (NHL) with co-authors: “Adiposity and Endometriosis Severity and Typology” in Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmig.2020.01.002

Uba Backonja and Sunny Chieh Cheng (NHL) with co-authors: “Facilitating Pathways To Care: A Qualitative Study Of The Self-Reported Needs And Coping Skills Of Caregivers Of Young Adults Diagnosed With Early Psychosis” in Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12591

Uba Backonja (NHL) with co-author: “Visualizations Integrated Into Consumer Health Technologies Support Self-management of Chronic Diseases: A Systematic Review” in Computers, informatics, nursing: CIN, DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000583

Erin Casey (SWCJ) with co-authors: “Social Norms: Are Sexually Aggressive Men More Likely to Misperceive Other Men’s Sexual Desires and Behavior?” in Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, DOI: 10.1080/10926771.2019.1711278

Open Access Logo Ed Chamberlain (SIAS/CAC) – “Rethinking the Monstrous: Gender, Otherness, and Space in the Cinematic Storytelling of Arrival and The Shape of Water in CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, DOI: 10.7771/1481-4374.3666

Open Access Logo Jeffrey Cohen (SWCJ) with co-authors: “Narratives of Crime: Narrative Psychology and the Integral Theory Perspective” in Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Criminology

Open Access Logo Kim Davenport (SIAS/CAC) – “Elvis Presley thrills a crowd of about 6,000 at Tacoma” in

Martine De Cock & Anderson Nascimento (SET) with co-authors: “Inline Detection of DGA Domains Using Side Information” in arXiv:2003.05703 [cs, stat]

Open Access Logo Cheryl Greengrove (SIAS/SAM) with co-authors: “Using Authentic Data from NSF’s Ocean Observatories Initiative in Undergraduate Teaching: An Invitation” in Oceanography, DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2020.103

Sarah Hampson (SIAS/PPPA) with co-author: “Black Votes Count, But Do They Matter? Symbolic Empowerment and the Jackson-Obama Mobilizing Effect on Gender and Age Cohorts” in American Politics Research, DOI: 10.1177/1532673X19898665

Michael Honey (SIAS/SHS): “On the Fly! Hobo Literature and Songs, 1879–1941 by Iaian McIntyre (review)” in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas

Andy James (Urban Waters) and co-authors: “Evaluating Exposures of Bay Mussels (Mytilus trossulus) to Contaminents of Emerging Concern Through Environmental Sampling and Hydrodynamic Modeling” in Science of the Total Environment, DOI: 10.1002/eap.2104

Maureen Kennedy (SIAS/SAM) and co-authors: “Fuel Treatment Effectiveness In The Context of Landform, Vegetation, and Large, Wind-Driven Wildfires” in Ecological Applications, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136098

Maureen Kennedy (SIAS/SAM) and co-authors: “Integrating Fire Effects On Vegetation Carbon Cycling Within An Ecohydrologic Model” in Ecological Modelling, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108880

Ed Kolodziej (SIAS/SAM), Andy James (Urban Waters), Zhenyu Tian (Urban Waters) with co-authors: “Suspect and Nontarget Screening for Contaminants of Emerging Concern in an Urban Estuary” in Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b06126

Tom Koontz (SIAS/SAM): “In Defense of Public Lands: The Case against Privatization and Transfer. By Steven Davis” in Perspectives on Politics, DOI: 10.1017/S1537592719004134

Sharon S. Laing (NHL) with co-authors: “Physical Activity Support Predicts Safety-Net Patients’ Digital Health-Care Engagement: Implications for Patient Care Delivery” in American Journal of Health Promotion, DOI: 10.1177/0890117119894508

Eric Madfis (SWCJ) with co-authors: “The Role of Shame in Developmental Trajectories Towards Severe Targeted School Violence: An In-Depth Multiple Case Study” in Aggression and Violent Behavior, DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2020.101386

Patsy Maloney (NHL): “Advancing Our Specialty: What a Difference Two Years Make” in Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, DOI: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000617

Robin Starr Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn (Education): “Indigenizing the Doctoral Experience to Build Indigenous Community Leaders in Educational Leadership” in Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, DOI: 10.1177/1555458919899446

Thillainathan Logenthiran (SET) with co-authors: “Establishment of Enhanced Load Modeling by Correlating With Occupancy Information” in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2019.2942581

Thillainathan Logenthiran (SET) with co-authors: “IoT Load Classification and Anomaly Warning in ELV DC Picogrids Using Hierarchical Extended k -Nearest Neighbors” in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2945425

Will McGuire (SIAS/PPPA) with co-authors: “Technical Progress and Induced Innovation in China: A Variable Profit Function Approach” in IZA Discussion Papers

Marc Nahmani (SIAS/SAM): “Versatile Undergraduate Neurobiology Course-Based Research Experiences Using Open Access 3D Electron Microscopy Image Volumes” in Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: JUNE: a publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

David Reyes (NHL) with co-author: “Identifying Community Priorities for Neighborhood Livability: Engaging Neighborhood Residents to Facilitate Community Assessment” in Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), DOI: 10.1111/phn.12674

Open Access Logo Emma Rose (SIAS/CAC) with co-authors: “Exploring Teens as Robot Operators, Users and Witnesses in the Wild” in Frontiers in Robotics and AI, DOI: 10.3389/frobt.2020.00005

Gregory Rose (Milgard) with co-authors: “The Reverse Napoleon Effect: The Brand Appreciation of Looking Up by Tall People” in Psychology & Marketing, DOI: 10.1002/mar.21352

Claudia Sellmaier (SWCJ) & Jaeran Kim (SWCJ): “Disability Accommodation Experiences of Social Work Students in the United States” in Social Work Education, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2020.1738375

Jie Sheng (SET) with co-authors: “Combined Estimation of the Parameters and States for a Multivariable State-Space System in Presence of Colored Noise” in International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, DOI: 10.1002/acs.3101

Anaid Yerena (Urban Studies): “Not a Matter of Choice: Eliminating Single-Family Zoning” in Journal of the American Planning Association, DOI: 10.1080/01944363.2019.1689014

Weichao Yuwen (NHL) with co-authors: “A Wizard-of-Oz Interface and Persona-Based Methodology for Collecting Health Counseling Dialog” in Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2020 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Xia (Eliza) Zhang (Business) with co-authors: “Operating Cash Flow Opacity and Stock Price Crash Risk” in Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaccpubpol.2020.106717

Books and Edited Volumes

Cynthia Howson (SIAS/SHS) with co-author: ”Adventures on the China Wine Trail: How Farmers, Local Governments, Teachers, and Entrepreneurs Are Rocking the Wine World” (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

Mike Kalton (SIAS): “The Clash: Gaia and Homo Sapiens in the Anthropocene” (The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere)

Huatong Sun (SIAS/CAC): “Global Social Media Design: Bridging Differences Across Cultures” (Oxford University Press)

Book Chapters

Martine De Cock (SET) with co-authors: ”Fuzzy Answer Set Programming: from Theory to Practice” in Beyond Traditional Probabilistic Data Processing Techniques: Interval, Fuzzy etc. Methods and Their Applications (Springer)

Sonia De La Cruz (SIAS/CAC) with co-authors: “Laboring in Line With Our Values: Lessons learned in the Struggle to Unionize” in Feminist Responses to the Neoliberalization of the University: From Surviving to Thriving (Rowman)

Alex Miller (SIAS/SHS) with co-author: “We Are All in This Class: Digital Scholarship and Storytelling in the EDI Classroom” in Breaking Down Silos: Innovation, Collaboration, and EDI Across Disciplines (Rowman & Littlefield)

*Note: This list comprises all known peer-reviewed publications first published, including on-line, during the Winter 2020 quarter (January 1- March 29, 2020), as well as books, book chapters, and edited volumes published during the same period and reported to the Library and/or found in Scopus or Google Scholar).

Winter 2020 Sponsored Research

Office of Research Annual Report CoverUW Tacoma Office of Research 2018-19 annual report highlighting many UW Tacoma faculty and their diverse forms of research and scholarship is now available for download on the Office of Research website.

Congratulations to the following sponsored research award recipients at UW Tacoma with new awards received into OSP between January-March 2020.

Michael James McCourt, SET
Design of stable cyber-physical systems using a network interface approach
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

This project will study systematic methods of designing cyber physical systems (CPS) that are safe and reliable.  The main goals of this project are to study the principles of stability and compositionality of networked CPS and to conduct multi-agent robotic experiments to validate these original approaches. The theoretic study of compositionality will focus on designing new network interfaces that can be used to connect systems to a network regardless of whether the system is stable or unstable, linear or nonlinear, physical or computational, etc. The use of such network interfaces is inspired by existing approaches but greatly expands the applicability of the approach. The design of the interfaces is based on the passivity indices of the systems to be connected. An example of a networked CPS that will be studied in this project is a multi-agent team of autonomous agents that must communicate and cooperate. One main goal of this project is to design an interface that can be used to connect agents to a network using graph theory and passivity indices. This original approach will be validated by conducting multi-agent system experiments with ground robots.

Andy James, Center for Urban Waters (CUW)
PSP and UWT PSEMP_2020-21
Puget Sound Partnership/US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This project will identify and prioritize a suite of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) based on biological relevance to focus future monitoring efforts and provide the information necessary to support in developing management responses. Hundreds of CECs such as pharmaceuticals, plasticizers, pesticides, etc. have been detected in Puget Sound. It is now imperative that we understand which of these chemicals might be causing the greatest affects to reproduction and survival of important marine and/or freshwater species. Under a new task, a working group will compile and synthesize regional CEC data, evaluate the potential risk to key species, and communicate key findings.

Andy James, CUW
Skagit County Pollution Identification and Correction
Skagit County/US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Skagit County and other parties designated by the County will collect and send samples to the Center for Urban Waters for analysis. Skagit County anticipates six to eight sampling events with up to 15 locations sampled during each event. Rain events will be targeted for sampling when possible since Samish Basin fecal coliform pollution is highest during rain/runoff conditions. Investigators at the Center for Urban Waters will analyze samples provided for chemical tracers analysis, and provide information including the prevalence of each type of pollution and the utility of chemical tracers. The results will be used by Skagit County and its partners to target Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) activities.

Christine Stevens, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Access is not equity:  Expanding cultural food resources of UWT and Community food banks
The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

This supplemental funding was provided to support a Food Justice Curriculum Project, which will be a two-quarter credit-bearing learning community experience focused on food-justice leveraging the research and partnerships. First quarter course, “Introduction to Food Justice,” will fulfill diversity education requirement. Second quarter course, “Food Justice in Tacoma,” will be a community-based research course that will incorporate The UW Tacoma Pantry and Nourish Pierce County as field placement sites and fulfill the ‘Individual and Society’ general education requirement.

Matthew Tolentino, SET
Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) without the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Namatad/US Department of Defense (DOD)

The use of GPS has become ubiquitous for position identification and navigation. However, in many areas, such as within buildings, dense urban areas, complex terrain, or hostile environments, access to satellite-transmitted positioning signals may be limited, unavailable, or intentionally denied, limiting the spatial awareness and navigation capabilities of personnel in transit. To ensure continuity in navigation capabilities, alternative localization techniques are required to avoid personnel and assets from becoming lost or disoriented while traversing unknown areas.

In this proposal, PI Matt Tolentino and project members will investigate the feasibility of adapting the Namatad FIREFLY localization platform, which was originally designed for firefighters, to enable warfighter localization in GPS-denied areas. The project team will detail the adaptations necessary, including potential networking protocol accommodations and multiple channel usage, to evolve a dynamically deployable, cost effective devices for warfighter scenarios. Given FIREFLY was purpose-built for localizing first responders within a single structure, the project team will also analyze the feasibility of the FIREFLY system for two additional environments, including mixed multi-building environments characteristic of dense urban areas as well as longer-range outdoor environments. The feasibility results will be highlighted with proposed adaptations to be incorporated into defense-specific designs in the subsequent Phase II project.

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