McMurry Professors Present at Regional, National Conferences

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, April 17, 2015 1:40 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

A number of McMurry University professors and intructors have been active recently in presentations with regional and national organizations.

Dr. Jeffery Kinlaw, professor of philosophy at McMurry University, was a principal commentator for a paper on Friedrich Schelling’s moral perfectionism at the German Idealism session of the 2015 Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association. The conference was held in Vancouver, CA. 

Dr. Greg Schneller of the McMurry University Department of Psychology presented HEXACO Honesty-Humility as a Predictor of Dispositional Gratitude and Positive Attitudes Toward God  at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.  The presentation was based on ongoing research project collaboration with Dr. David Simpson of Valpariaso University and Dr. John Eric Swenson of Hardin-Simmons University.

McMurry University’s Department of Sociology was well represented at the recent Southwestern Social Science Association meetings in Denver, Colorado.  Dr. Jori Sechrist chaired a session, “Marriage and Family.”  Dr. Robert Wallace chaired a session, “Class and Mobility.”  Dr. Wallace also presented papers written with a former student (Kimberly Tribou) and a current student (Samantha Derden).  He also began serving a two-year term on the Executive Council of the Southwestern Sociological Association.  Within this capacity, he has been asked to coordinate next year’s undergraduate student paper competition. 

McMurry head Athletic Trainer Janet McMurray received notification today that her manuscript: “Comparison and review of indirect myofascial release therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and Active Release Techniquies® to inform clinical decision making” was accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training.

McMurry History Professor Dr. Robert Maberry was recently interviewed for an article in Texas Monthly Magazine about historical elements pertaining to the case before the United States Supreme Court on whether the State of Texas’s banning of the image of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia battle flag on personalized license plates is an unconstitutional abridgment of free speech.  He is featured in the article, which highlights the continuing conflict over Confederate symbols in the public space.

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