Volume 2007 No. 3

Vol 2007 no 3

Ethics and Mistrust of Government 

The Use of Civic Engagement to Build Trust in Governance
William W. Bauser
Breach of Faith: Towards a Political Genealogy of Trust
Michael Clifford
Democracy as Trust in Public Discourse
William W. Clohesy
Losing Trust in Leadership: Philosophical & Theological Factors
Robert M. Ferguson
The Role of Virtue in Developing Trustworthiness in Public Officials
Hope K. Fitz
A Crisis in Archetypes:  How Framing U. S. Elections as Heroes versus Villains Promotes Two-Valued Orientation, Encourages Corruption, And Erodes Public Trust
Paulette D. Kilmer
Building Stronger Business and Professional Ethical Practices
A survey of research that asks the question: Can we teach ethics to young adults or is it too late?

William J. Lawrence
The Erosion of Ethical Standards in Government: Is What It Takes To Get Elected the Root of the Problem?
Daniel E. Lee
Is the U.S. Government’s Mining of Commercial Data Contributing to an Erosion of Trust in Government?
Carter Manny
Human Freedoms and Public Corruption around the World: Demonstration of a Curvilinear Relationship
Michael K. McCuddy
The Roots of Governmental Mistrust Inside Ourselves
Lawrence J. Schneider
When is the Pentagon exempt from revealing the truth?
Rose Sergi
Representative Agency: The Fundamental Trust Relation of All Social Structure
Ronald Teeples
Distrust and the Nuclear Doctrine
J.D. Wulfhorst
Teaching Bad Faith and Broken Promises: The Erosion of the Covenant between the Citizen and the State
Kristen Zbikowski
Orwell’s “Smelly Little Orthodoxies”: Absolutism and the Crisis of Our Time
Everett Helmut Akam
Two Current Challenges to Public Leadership: Individual Autonomy and Group Polarization
George S. Matejka
Improving American Police Ethics Training: Focusing on Social Contract Theory and Constitutional Principles
Monica M. Moll
Effect Of Governmental Immunity On Declining Governmental Ethics—The King Can Do Wrong!
Marilyn Phelan
The Absence of Ethics in No Child Left Behind
Jerry Robicheau


The Baltic – from European Sea of Troubles to Global Interface
Nils Blomkvist
Communications and Military Intervention in Historical Perspective: The United States and Latin America
John A. Britton
Factors of Change in Modern Europe: A Practical Way to Teach Contemporary History
David C. McGaffey
The Value of Historical Study and the Clash of Civilizations
Keith Huxen
The History of Presidential-Congressional Leadership In American War Making: From Washington To Bush And The Empire-Building Neocons
Tim R. Miller
The Historical and Political Influence of Imperialism and Colonialism upon 21st Century China
Nooshan Shekarabi and Narges Rabii

Arts and Sciences 

An Application of The Two Cultures to Environmental Education
Scott Ashmann
Reason’s Personal and Public Roles in Meeting Snow’s Challenge
Charles V. Blatz
E=mc2 and Other Artistic Equations: Encouraging the Complementary Skills of Einstein and of Picasso through Redefinition
Mary Dezember
Virtual Learning Worlds as a Bridge between Arts and Humanities and Science and Technology
Jeremy Dunning, Sunand Bhattacharya, David Daniels and Katherine Dunning
Music: A Bridge Between Two Cultures
Alma Espinosa
Contemporary Art, Science, Ecology, and a Critical Pedagogy of Place
Mark A. Graham
Balancing Act: Bridging the Traditional And Technological Aspects of Culture Through Art Education
Pamela Harris Lawton
Preferential States of the Dichotomy of Human Nature: Art and Science
John G. Thomas Amador Legaspi
The Marriage of Two Opposing Cultures        
Luis Loubriel
A  Critical  Choice:  The  Arts  And  Humanities  In The  Dark  Age  Of  Terrorism  And  Globalism
Everett  F.  Peralta
Art Meets Science
C. Renee Rohs
The Science of Art: Reconsidering the Interpretive Methods of Creativity in American Art
Carol G. J. Scollans
The New Perception:  Hypermediating Interdisciplinary Cultures Through Aesthetic Education
John Toth
Image Making and Meaning: Educational benefits to studying Design in the 21st century
Nancy Wynn


The Relationship between Socio-economic Conditions and the Impact of Natural Disasters on Rural and Urbanized Regions Level of Preparedness and Recovery
DeAnna M. Burney, Keith Simmonds and Gilbert Queeley
Food Stamp Use among Food Pantry Clients in the United States
Patricia A. Duffy
Managing Social Security Benefits to Avoid Future Impoverishment for
At-Risk Populations in the U.S.

Morrine Tauheed
Is Public Concern Over Growing Executive Compensation Justified? A Study of Income And Wealth Inequality
Melissa S. Wiseman and Gordon  B. Severance


Physical Fitness: The Gateway to Preventive Health
Ben R.  Abadie
Community-Based Health Education Intervention: A Service-Learning Approach
Srijana M. Bajracharya
Effective Strategies to Reduce High Risk Drinking Among College Students and Residents in an Urban Environment
Marsha Brinkley and Donald W. Zeigler
Collective Efficacy: A Community Level Health Promotion and Prevention Strategy
Abigail A. Gerding
The Politics of AIDS in the Black Community
Byron D’Andra Orey
The USDA Food Stamp Program and Childhood Obesity: An Innovative Approach
Joyce Lynn Terrell
Community Alcohol Policy Coalitions in 10 College Communities: The ‘A Matter of Degree’ National Program To Reduce High Risk Drinking Among College Students
Richard Alan Yoast


Attitudes Towards Health Technologies for Telecare and Their Relationship To Successful Aging in a Community-Based Older Minority Population
Elizabeth M. Bertera, Binh Q. Tran, Ellen M. Wuertz, and Aisha A. Bonner
The Lived Experiences of the Independent Oldest Old in Community-Based Programs: Public Policy Implications
Kathleen McNellis Carey
Protecting the Elderly in Times of Disaster:  The Critical Need for Comprehensive Disaster Planning and Exercise Design
James C. Hagen
The food habits of Black older adults in New York City: Are there differences between African Americans and Caribbean-born immigrants?
Beverly P. Lyons, Amandia Speakes-Lewis, and Ruchi Upadhyay
Internet and Email Utilization by a Nursing Home Resident: A Single Subject Design Exploratory Study for Improved Quality of Life for the Elderly
James E Smith  and Shawna E. Hibbler
Interdisciplinary Education in Emergency Preparedness: Assuring the Safety of Aging Populations
Linda L. Strong and Dori Taylor Sullivan


The West Indian Diaspora to the USA: Remittances and Development of the Homeland
Aubrey W. Bonnett
Dealing with Global Migration: Applying Two Sociological Theories
Paul R. Eberts
A World-Systems View of Human Migration Past and Present: Providing a General Model for Understanding the Movement of People
P. Nick Kardulias and Thomas D. Hall
Arguing Against Nativist Theory: The Positive Impact of Immigration in the United States  
 Leleua Loupe and Acela Minerva Ojeda
An Innovative Approach to Studying Migration: Applying Functional Mapping to Examine Global Migration Trends
John B. Noftsinger, Jr., Kenneth F. Newbold, Jr., Lincoln Gray and Benjamin T. Delp
Globalization and its Effect on National Security
Anna D. Simmons
Global Migration as a Solution to Worker Shortages in Industrialized Economies
Barbara R. Hemme
Shifting Tides: Migration in the Era of Globalization, Global Conflict, and Environmental Collapse    
S. Rowan Wolf


Reflective Assessment: Including Students in the Assessment Process
John B. Bond
Using Literacy Integration to Communicate Scientifically (ULINCS)
Linda J. Button, Carol A. Fortino, Helen Gerretson, and Sharon Johnson
Effectiveness of Foldables™ Versus Lecture/Worksheet In Teaching Social Studies In Third Grade Classrooms
DiAnn B. Casteel and Melanie G. Narkawicz
No Child Left Behind Strikes the Arts: How can we Restore a Balance Among the Studies in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities?
Judith A. Fuller
Balancing Innovation with Tradition: Maintaining a Relevant College Music Curriculum
Linda A. Marcel


Questioning and Informational Texts: Scaffolding Students Comprehension of Content Areas
Ioney James and Tyrette S. Carter
Strategies for Reaching Achievement
Gwendolyn V. King
Paradigm Shifts that Nurture Improved Middle School Reading Instruction
Edward Podsiadlik
Conation: Cultivating the Will to Succeed Among Middle and High School Students
Ernestine G. Riggs
Cognitive and Constructivist Strategies for Teaching about Language and for Providing Reading and Writing Instruction
C. Glennon Rowell and Barbara C. Palmer
The Impact of Collaboration in Interactive Reading Settings
Frances Ann Steward, Sandra Hebert and Earl H. Cheek, Jr.
Documenting Characteristics of Highly Qualified Teachers
Lucille B. Strain

Women’s Rights 

Gender equity: promoting healthy outcomes
Arthur W. Blume
Common Trends in U.S. Women College President Issues
Marcia T. Caton
God Wants Us to be Equal: Why Gender Matters in Feminism
Francesca Mallory Coley
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Lesbian Women and Work-Relationship Conflict
Traci Y. Craig
Combating Structural Disempowerment in the Stride Towards Gender Equality:  An Argument for Redefining the Basis of Power in Gendered Relationships
Michael G. Dudley
Creating a Global Consciousness by Embracing a World of Women: A Pedagogical Strategy Dedicated to Regaining the Momentum for Women’s Rights
Regina M. Edmonds
The Impact of Historical Expectations on Women’s Higher Education
Linda Eisenmann
Gender Equity: In Search of Diotima’s Place With the Ancient Philosophers
Lynda George
Women in Leadership Positions in the Legal Profession: Do They Face a Glass Ceiling or Clogged Pipeline, or Is It Now a Ceiling of Lifestyle Bubbles?
Leah Witcher Jackson
A Rediscovered Feminist Vision: Mary Wollstonecraft and   Global Education for Girls and Women
Trish Hawley
Narration, Knowing, and Female Empowerment: Telling Stories, Authorizing Experience
Lolly Ockerstrom
Women Superintendents in Iowa: Where is the Momentum? Reflections of a National Malaise
Jill Olsen
Vassar Class of 1966: Women In Between the Traditional Roles for Women and the Feminist Revolution
Lucille M. Pritchard, Kathryn Sajdak and  Susanna Margolis
Questioning Collaboration in Feminist Research: A Women and Poverty Research Model Reconsidered
Katherine A. Rhoades
Women’s Rights and Women’s Writing
Julie L. Smith-Hubbard
Poor Mothers’ Rights to Education: Access and Support for Post-secondary Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the United States
Jill McLean Taylor
Gender microaggressions in higher education: Proposed taxonomy and change through cognitive-behavioral strategies
Karen B. Schmaling
Birth, Marriage, Honor & Poverty: Ramifications Of Traditional Hindu Culture & Custom On Modern Indian Women
Sandra Wagner-Wright

Church and State 

The Separation of Church and State: Myths, Mantras, Mandates
J. Timothy Allen
Resolving The Religious Freedom Issue Of The Ecumenical Patriarchate
Frank Marangos
Separation of Church and State:  Constitutional Policy in Conflict
Angela Oberbauer
The Dover Question: will Kitzmiller v Dover affect the status of Intelligent Design Theory in the same way as McLean v. Arkansas affected Creation Science?
Darlene N. Snyder
The Role of the Byfield Parish Church in Forming the American Mind
William E. Boylan
“Every Church Is the Same:  Control, Destroy,  Obliterate Every Good Feeling”:  Philip Pullman and the Challenge of Religious Intolerance
Richard C. Burke
Blinded by Belief: Faith versus Freedom, the Opening Crusade of the 21st Century
William A. Cook
Waxing Faith, Waning Trust: Ethics in Government, Religious Persecution and Declining Religious Support
Timothy J. Demy
Separation of Church and State: The Myth
Olfat El-Mallakh
Going to Hell in a Handbasket: Courts and Religion in America
Susan P. Fino
The Evolution-Creationism Debate: A Case Of Irreconcilable Differences Or Of Cyclic Dispute?
Linda M.K. Johnson
The American Religion and All That Mumbo-Jumbo: The Gnostic, the A-Gnostic and the Pagan in American Literature
Donald F. Larsson
Why We Shouldn’t ‘Teach the Controversy’ in Science
Edmund A. Marek, Mary Carrington, David P. Everson, Aaron Johnson, and Lee M. Mescolotto
Separation of Church and State:  The American Dilemma
Sam Wescoat McKinstry
Imperial Aspirations, Religious Freedom and Public Education
Rev. Peter O. Plagge
The Impact of the Faith-Based and Community Initiative on Rural Mental Health Care
Jay Poole
Evolution: Do the Eyes Have It?
Stephen L. Reinbold
The Example of Ireland and America: Politics, Religion and Sectarian conflict During Ireland’s ‘Long’ Eighteenth Century.
Robert Smart
No Natural Rights, No Liberal State, Treitschke and Locke
Christopher Vasillopulos
Religion and Politics in the United States: Money, Free Speech, and Deference to America’s Religious Heritage
Stephen J. Wayne
The Democrats Embrace God: An Unqualified Blessing?
Gwyneth I. Williams

Allusions to God in Literature 

Civility In C. S. Lewis And J. R. R. Tolkien
C. N. Sue Abromaitis
Spiritual Redemption Through Love as a Recurring Theme  in 20th Century American Literature
Paula Bennett
Speaking with the “Tongues of Men and of Angels”: Addressing Human Conflict through Christian Charity in the Short Fiction of Herman Melville
Rosemary D. Cox
Defining Religion, Spirituality and Human Experience
Anthony T. Padovano
Religious Assimilation In Early American Fiction
John J. Salesses

Diversity and Law 

The Patriotic-Pragmatic Argument: A Politically Feasible Case for Affirmative Action
Lawrence J. Hanks
The Pervasiveness of Racial Prejudice in Higher Education in the U.S:
Raising Awareness and Solution

Justina O. Osa
Apportionment and the Right to Vote “Fair and Foul”
Kenneth R. Thompson and Alex Devience
Tenure in Higher Education:  Property Right or No Rights?
Sheila Anne Webb