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Vol 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 PopulationElizabeth 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

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