Musselman Library celebrates the scholarly and creative works of Gettysburg College faculty, staff and students. These authors published between January 1 and December 31, 2017, and were honored at the College Authors Reception held in March, 2018. The reception is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Musselman Library and includes a display of the authors’ works. Remarks were made by College President Janet Morgan Riggs, Associate Professor and Chair of the Spanish Department Radost Rangelova, and Acting Dean of the Library Janelle Wertzberger.

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To make sure your publications are included in this list for the reception as well as the Faculty Notebook, don't forget to submit this form for each 2017 publication.



Positive Aspects of Having Had Cancer: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Responses from the American Cancer Society Study of Cancer Survivors-II (SCS-II), Gail Adorno, Ellen Lopez, Mary Ann Burg, Victoria Loerzel, Michael Killian, Amy B. Dailey, Joanne D. Iennaco, Cara Wallace, Dinghy Kristine B. Sharma, and Kevin Stein


Spatial Structure of Ion Beams in an Expanding Plasma, Evan M. Aguirre, Earl E. Scime, Derek S. Thompson, and Timothy N. Good


How to Merge Courses via Skype™? Lessons from an International Blended Learning Project, Yasemin Akbaba and Filiz Başkan

Risk and Abnormal Returns in Markets for Congestion Revenue Rights, Rimvydas Baltaduonis, Samuel Bonar, John Carnes, and Erin Mastrangelo


Point-of-Care Testing for Toxoplasma Gondii IgG/IgM Using Toxoplasma ICT IgG-IgM Test with Sera from the United States and Implications for Developing Countries, Ian J. Begeman, Joseph Lykins, Ying Zhou, Bo Shiun Lai, Pauline Levinge, Kamal El Bissati, Kenneth Boyer, Shawn Withers, Fatima Clouser, A. Gwendolyn Noble, Peter Rabiah, Charles N. Swisher, Peter T. Heydemann, Depina G. Contopoulos-Ioannidis, Jose G. Montoya, Yvonne Maldonado, Raymund Ramirez, Cindy Press, Eileen Stillwaggon, François Peyron, and Rima McLeod


Age Differences in the Desirability of Narcissism, Kathy R. Berenson, William D. Ellison, and Rachel L. Clasing

The Business of Coquetting, Temma F. Berg

Dimished Gastric Prokinetic Response to Ghrelin in a Rat Model of Spinal Cord Injury, Emily Swartz Besecker, A. R. White, and Gregory M. Holmes


El Movimiento Sindical Dominicano y la Izquierda: Un Legado Agridulce, Emelio R. Betances


La Ciudadanía y los Movimientos Populares en la República Dominicana, Emelio R. Betances


Tras las Huellas de Franc Báez Evertsz, Emelio R. Betances and Rafael Duran


From Hackensack to the White House: The Triumph and Travail of E. Frederic Morrow, Michael J. Birkner

Exit, Voice and Loyalty: State Rhetoric About the International Criminal Court, Franziska Boehme


The Big, Gig Picture: We Can't Assume the Same Constructs Matter, Alice M. Brawley


Little Things That Count: A Call for Organizational Research on Microbusinesses, Alice M. Brawley and Cynthia L.S. Pury


Transciptome Analysis Illuminates the Nature of the Intracellular Interaction in a Vertebrate-Algal Symbiosis, John A. Burns, Huanjia Zhang, Elizabeth M. Hill, Eunsoo Kim, and Ryan R. Kerney


Gendered Synthetic Love: Real Dolls and the Construction of Intimacy, Desirée Ciambrone, VoonChin Phua, and Erin N. Avery


On a Frobenius Problem for Polynomials, Ricardo Conceição, R. Gondim, and M. Rodriguez


Photoelastic Force Measurements in Granular Materials, Karen E. Daniels, Jonathan E. Kollmer, and James G. Puckett

Historic Maps from Bermuda's First 100 Years of Settlement: GIS and Open Source Software Analysis, Alison E. Feeney, Charles W. Kann, Ruiwen Fu, and Jingyi Liu

Dispositional Properties of Metaphor: The Predictive Power of the Sweet Taste Metaphor for Trait and Daily Prosociality, Adam K. Fetterman, Brian P. Meier, and Michael D. Robinson


Chasing the Craze: When the Right Variables are Off-Stage, Tina M. Gebhart


Klein Four Actions on Graphs and Sets, Darren B. Glass


Self-Compassion, Self-Injury, and Pain, Wesley Ellen Gregory, Jillian V. Glazer, and Kathy R. Berenson

The Hancock-Walker Correspondence on Gettysburg, Allen C. Guelzo and Brianna E. Kirk


Towards a More Inclusive Music Education: Experiences of LGBTQQIAA Students in Music Teacher Education Programs Across Pennsylvania, Edward J. Holmes and Brent C. Talbot

Mindfulness Reduces the Correspondence Bias, Timothy Hopthrow, Nic Hooper, Lynsey Mahmood, Brian P. Meier, and Ulrich W. Weger

Gettysburg and the Great War, S. Marianne Johnson and Ian A. Isherwood


Neutron-Unbound Excited States of 23N, M. Jones, T. Baumann, J. Brett, J. Bullaro, P. A. DeYoung, J.E. Finck, N. Frank, K. Hammerton, J. Hinnefeld, Z. Kohley, A. N. Kuchera, J. Pereira, A. Rabeh, J. K. Smith, A. Spyrou, Sharon L. Stephenson, K. Stiefel, M. Tuttle-Timm, R. G.T. Zegers, and M. Thoennessen

The Prospects of Artificial Endosymbioses, Ryan R. Kerney, Zakiya N. Whatley, Sarah N. Rivera, and David Hewitt


Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Faculty Experiences in the American Academy: Voices of an Invisible Black Population, Dave A. Louis, Keisha V. Thompson, Patriann Smith, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams, and Juann Watson


The Sweet Life: The Effect of Mindful Chocolate Consumption on Mood, Brian P. Meier, Sabrina W. Noll, and Oluwatobi J. Molokwu


Becoming Co-Witnesses to the Fukushima Disaster in an Elementary Literacy Classroom, Kaoru Miyazawa

The Abstinence Only Until Marriage Program and Girl (Dis)empowerment, Kaoru Miyazawa

How the Criteria for Joining the European Union Affect Public Opinion: The Case of Equal Pay Between Women and Men in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Douglas D. Page


When Does Sexuality-Based Discrimination Motivate Political Participation?, Douglas D. Page

When Do Voters Support the European Union’s Involvement in Gay Rights?, Douglas D. Page


The Impact of Base Stacking on the Conformations and Electrostatics of Single-Stranded DNA, Alex Plumridge, Steve P. Meisburger, Kurt Andresen, and Lois Pollack


Facial Contrast Is a Cross-Cultural Cue for Perceiving Age, Aurélie Porcheron, Emmanuelle Mauger, Frédérique Soppelsa, Yuli Liu, Liezhong Ge, Olivier Pascalis, Richard Russell, and Frédérique Morizot


Brother, Can You Paradigm? Toward a Theory of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Social Studies, Dave Powell


Congenital Toxoplasmosis in Austria: Prenatal Screening for Prevention is Cost-Saving, Andrea-Romana Prusa, David C. Kasper, Larry Sawers, Evelyn Walter, Michael Hayde, and Eileen Stillwaggon


Communicating You Are Worth It in a Noisy Marketplace, Paul Redfern, Keri Rursch, and Jamie Yates

Ballad for Incarcerated Americans: Second Generation Japanese American Musicking in World War II Camps, Marta Robertson

Facial Contrast Declines with Age but Remains Sexually Dimorphic Throughout Adulthood, Richard Russell, Sarah S. Kramer, and Alex L. Jones


Language Evaluation: Classical Arabic Approaches, Abdulkareem Said Ramadan


Comparative Postembryonic Skeletal Ontogeny in Two Sister Lineages of Old World Tree Frogs (Rhacophoridae: Taruga, Polypedates), Gayani Senevirathne, Ryan R. Kerney, and Madhava Meegaskumbura

A 'Wicked Commerce': Consent, Coercion, and Kidnapping in Aberdeen's Servant Trade, Timothy J. Shannon

Muslim Belonging in Hindu South Asia: Ambivalence and Difference in Nepali Public Discourses, Megan Adamson Sijapati

Effects of Cross-Fostering on Play and Anxiety in Juvenile Fischer 344 and Lewis Rats, Stephen M. Siviy, Samantha R. Eck, Lana S. McDowell, and Jennifer A. Soroka

Affective Instability as a Clinical Feature of Avoidant Personality Disorder, Avigal Snir, Eran Bar-Kalifa, Kathy R. Berenson, Geraldine Downey, and Eshkol Rafaeli

Late Antique Dardania: A Moveable Province?, Carolyn S. Snively

Late Holocene Records of Changing Moisture Regime from Wetlands in Southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada: Implications for Wetland Conservation and Restoration, Ian Spooner, Sarah M. Principato, Nicholas Hill, Hilary White, Dewey Dunnington, Tom Neily, and Susann Stolze

Stewardship Responsibility of Pennsylvania Public and Private Lands for Songbird Conservation, Glenn E. Stauffer, David A. W. Miller, Andrew M. Wilson, Margaret C. Brittingham, and Daniel W. Brauning

Confocal Laser Induced Fluorescence with Comparable Spatial Localization to the Conventional Method, Derek S. Thompson, Miguel F. Henriquez, Earl E. Scime, and Timothy N. Good


Differential Uptake of Gold Nanoparticles by 2 Species of Tadpole, the Wood Frog (Lithobates Sylvaticus) and the Bullfrog (Lithobates Catesbeianus), Lucas B. Thompson, Gerardo L.F. Carfagno, Kurt Andresen, Andrea J. Sitton, Taylor B. Bury, Laura L. Lee, Kevin T. Lerner, and Peter P. Fong

Amanece, Que no es Poco o la Dimensión Utópica de la Cultura Pura Hegeliana, Beatriz Trigo


Mating Patterns and Post-Mating Isolation in Three Cryptic Species of the Engystomops Petersi Species Complex, Paula A. Trillo, Andrea E. Narvaez, Santiago R. Ron, and Kim L. Hoke


Novel Bio-Logging Tool for Studying Fine-Scale Behaviors of Marine Turtles in Response to Sound, Reny B. Tyson, Wendy Dow Piniak, Camila Domit, David Mann, Michael Hall, Douglas P. Nowacek, and Mariana M. P. B. Fuentes

Gender Asymmetry in the Construction of American National Identity, Laura Van Berkel, Ludwin E. Molina, and Sahana Mukherjee

CRISPR Typing and Antibiotic Resistance Correlates with Polyphyletic Distribution in Human Isolates of Salmonella Kentucky, Dorothy M. Vosik, Deepanker Tewari, Lisa Dettinger, Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, and Nikki Shariat


Endowment Effects and Contribution Strategies in Public Good Experiments, John P. Weis, John J. Cadigan, Pamela Schmitt, and Kurtis Swope


The Feasibility of Counting Songbirds Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Andrew M. Wilson, Janine M. Barr, and Megan E. Zagorski


Spatial Models to Account for Variation in Observer Effort in Bird Atlases, Andrew M. Wilson, Daniel W. Brauning, Caitlin Carey, and Robert S. Mulvihill


Managing Your Research Data and Documentation, Kathy R. Berenson

La Iglesia Católica y la Política del Poder en América Latina, Emelio R. Betances

Eisenhower's Gettysburg Farm, Michael J. Birkner, Carol A. Hegeman, and Kevin Lavery

Researching Children and Youth: Methodological Issues, Strategies, and Innovations, Ingrid E. Castro, Melissa Swauger, and Brent D. Harger

Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don’t Know, Daniel R. DeNicola

Chinese Ghosts Revisited: A Study of Paranormal Beliefs and Experiences, Charles F. Emmons

Isn't That Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy, Steven Gimbel


Text in the Natural World: Topics of Evolutionary Theory of Literature, Laurence A. Gregorio


An Artist as Soldier: Seeking Refuge in Love and Art, Barbara S. Heisler


The Passion of the Infant Christ: Critical Edition, Caryll Houselander and Kerry S. Walters


Remembering the Great War: Writing and Publishing the Experiences of WWI, Ian A. Isherwood

Living Currency, Pierre Klossowski, Daniel W. Smith, Nicolae Morar, and Vernon W. Cisney

Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum, Nadine S. Meyer

Yearning to Labor: Youth, Unemployment, and Social Destiny in Urban France, John P. Murphy

Im Schatten der Sehnsucht nach Freiheit: Argentinische Geschichten, Jorge R. G. Sagastume, Utz Rachowski, and Michael Ritterson

Weaving the Legacy: Remembering Paula Gunn Allen, Stephanie A. Sellers and Menoukha Case

Gending Raré: Children's Songs and Games from Bali, Brent C. Talbot

Marginalized Voices in Music Education, Brent C. Talbot

Entornos Digitales: Conceptualización y Praxis, Beatriz Trigo and Mary Ann Dellinger

No Man an Island: The Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2nd Edition, James N. Udden

Passing Illusions: Jewish Visibility in Weimar Germany, Kerry Wallach

Book Chapters


Peer Research Mentors at Gettysburg College: Transforming Student Library Jobs into High-Impact Learning Experiences, Clinton K. Baugess, Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith, and Janelle Wertzberger

Interview With Dr. Lisa Tatonetti, Menoukha Case and Stephanie A. Sellers

Fountains of Wine and Water and the Refashioning of Urban Space in the 1565 Entrata to Florence, Felicia M. Else

"Getting life-leased at all cost:" Marriage in Hardy's Late Short Stories, Suzanne J. Flynn


In Defense of the Electoral College, Allen C. Guelzo and James H. Hulme


The IRB as Gatekeeper: Effects on Research with Children and Youth, Brent D. Harger and Melissa Quintela


The IALLT Language Center Evaluation Toolkit: Context, Development, and Usage, Elizabeth Lavolette and Angelika Kraemer

A Double Dose of Death in Ignio Ugo Tarchetti's 'I fatali', Christina Petraglia

Mamma Roma e la patria sottoproletaria, Christina Petraglia

"Commitment to social justice is not enough; Love is not enough:" Helping New Social Studies Teachers Develop Content Knowledge for Teaching, Dave Powell

From Tokenism to True Partnership: The National Park Service's Shifting Interpretation at the Civil War's Sesquicentennial, John M. Rudy

'Those Things of the Past,' The Storer Community and the 'Faithful Slave' Monument, John M. Rudy

The Illusion of Sex, Richard Russell

Writing the Good Fight, Stephanie A. Sellers

The Baubles of America: Object Lessons from the Eclectic Empire of Peter Williamson, Timothy J. Shannon

Golemo Gradište at Konjuh: A New City or a Relocated One?, Carolyn S. Snively


The Continued Importance of Research with Children and Youth: The “New” Sociology of Childhood 40 Years Later, Melissa Swauger, Ingrid E. Castro, and Brent D. Harger

Las Humanidades Digitales: Qué, Quién, Cómo, Beatriz Trigo

Spiritual, Not Religious; Dene, Not Indigenous: Tłı̨chǫ Dene Discourses of Religion and Indigeneity, David S. Walsh


Dreaming Big: Library-led Digital Scholarship for Undergraduates at a Small Institution, Janelle Wertzberger and R.C. Miessler

Courts and Executives, Jeffrey L. Yates and Scott S. Boddery

Conference Proceedings


Optimal Play of the Farkle Dice Game, Matthew Busche and Todd W. Neller


Model AI Assignments 2017, Todd W. Neller, Joshua Eckroth, Sravana Reddy, Joshua Ziegler, Jason Bindewald, Gilbert Peterson, Thomas Way, Paula Matuszek, Lillian Cassel, Mary-Angela Papalaskari, Carol Weiss, Ariel Anders, and Sertac Karaman

Creative Writing

La Belle Indifference, Kathryn Rhett

Long Distance Gifts: For Paula Gunn Allen, Stephanie A. Sellers


On Marie Curie and Me, Sharon L. Stephenson

Encyclopedia Articles


Robert E. Lee and Slavery, Allen C. Guelzo

Bargaining Theory, Civil War Outcomes, and War Recurrence: Assessing the Results of Empirical Tests of the Theory, Caroline A. Hartzell

Astronomy, 2018, Laurence A. Marschall



Literature and Scholarship in Times of Crisis, Radost A. Rangelova


College Author Reception Opening Remarks, Janelle Wertzberger