Faculty and Staff Notables
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
Dr. Brenda Callahan, assistant professor of counseling and human sciences and Dr. Caroline Brackette, assistant professor of counseling and human sciences, attended the annual American Counseling Association conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 18-22. Dr. Diane Clark, assistant professor of counseling, and chapter president, Morgana Jones-Dennis, also attended the conference representing Mu Upsilon Alpha, the Mercer chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the academic and professional counseling honor society. Mu Upsilon Alpha was chosen as one of only 20 chapters to participate in the “Showcase of Chapters” at the conference. Five of Mercer’s counseling students also attended the conference and participated as conference volunteers.
Dr. Kenyon Knapp, assistant dean and associate professor of counseling, presented “Crisis Counseling Ethics: Practical Applications” at the Sixth Annual Traumatology Symposium in Sarasota, Fla., Feb. 25. Knapp also submitted a book review of The Child’s Voice in Family Therapy to The Family Journal, which should be published in July 2010.
Dr. Larry Stewart, graduate program coordinator of public safety leadership and associate professor, presented “Government Law Enforcement and the Fight Against Terrorism” at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists in Atlanta, March 19.
College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Craig Byron, assistant professor of biology, co-authored two papers, titled “The Structural Rigidity of the Cranium of Australopithecus africanus: Implications for Diet, Dietary Adaptations, and the Allometry of Feeding Biomechanics,” and “Mechanical Impact of Incisor Loading on the Primate Midfacial Skeleton and its Relevance to Human Evolution,” in a special issue on primate evolutionary anatomy in The Anatomical Record published online March 16.
Craig Coleman, associate professor of art, recently produced an experimental video, titled “Bubble Logic: Logic Bubble,” which was screened at The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival on March 12-13. The festival was hosted by The West Virginia University Department of Art and the principal juror for this show was artist Hasan Elahi. Coleman was also invited to be a featured speaker at Macon State College on March 2 where he gave a presentation about the use of photography in his work and participated in an exhibition of art with two other guests.
Dr. Heather Bowman Cutway, assistant professor of biology, received a Knight Neighborhood Challenge Grant from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to increase tree cover in the College Hill Corridor. Dr. Bowman Cutway and her urban ecosystems class planted 25 trees along Oglethorpe Street, including native oaks, maples, red buds and dogwoods, as well as more unusual species such as sourwood, American tea olive and fringetree.
Dr. John Marson Dunaway, professor of French and interdisciplinary studies and director of Mercer Commons, spoke to Pilot Club International’s luncheon honoring Middle Georgia Care-Givers at Vineville United Methodist Church in Macon on March 10. Dr. Dunaway also spoke to Mercer’s international house on his 2008 Mercer On Mission trip to Senegal on Feb. 23. He hosted the award-winning documentary film “Pip and Zastrow: An American Friendship” at the Douglass Theatre on Feb. 8 and organized and presided at the 6th Annual Building the Beloved Community Symposium on Feb. 2-3.
Dr. Richard Fallis, dean, participated in a symposium on the future of liberal education at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 25-26. Formerly dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Belmont, he received its “Advocatus” award for advocacy of the liberal arts.
Dr. Chris Grant, associate professor of political science, served as a moderator at the Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning in Athens on March 4. Dr. Grant was also a discussant at the 17th Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics held in Charleston, S.C. on March 5 where he presented a paper titled, “Teaching Southern Politics in the Multicultural Academy.”
Scot J. Mann, assistant professor of communication and theatre, served as fight director and movement consultant for the Alliance Theater’s productions of “A Life in the Theatre,” “Avenue X” and “Tennis in Nablis.” Mann also served as violence consultant for Georgia Perimeter College’s production of the musical “Parade,” and choreographed and performed in professional demo reel auditions for “Pirates of the Caribbean 4” and “On Stranger Tides” for Screen Actor’s Guild members Jason Kehlor and Kelly Martin. In Chicago, Mann served as guest artist and instructor for the Actor’s Gymnasium at Northwestern University. In Macon, he co-directed and choreographed Shakespeare Alive!, with Theatre Macon’s youth acting company, and presented several scenes of the production at Macon’s Miller Middle School, where the cast performed for more than 500 local students. At Mercer, Mann directed and fight directed “Cinders,” by Janus Glowacki, and is developing an original adaptation of “Coriolanus” with Mercer Theatre students.
Dr. David Nelson, associate professor of mathematics, won a University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
Dr. Eric Spears, assistant professor of sociology and director of international programs, was a co-panelist at the national meeting of the Association of International Educators of America in Washington, D.C., in February. The session was titled “International Service Learning: Fostering International Cooperation/Avoiding International Dominance.” He co-presented the session with Dr. Steven Jones, Scranton University, and Dr. Terrence Miller, Marquette University. Dr. Spears had an abstract accepted for the upcoming international meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Washington, D.C., April 14-17. He will present a short paper, titled “The Carioca Dream: Rio de Janeiro, the 2016 Olympics, and Spatial Imaginaries.”
Dr. Richard F. Wilson, Columbus Roberts Professor of Theology and chair of the Roberts department of Christianity, has been named by the Executive Committee of the Baptist World Alliance to chair the Commission on Christian Ethics for a five-year term.
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Dr. Ajay K. Banga, professor, received a grant of $60,000 from Skin Medica Inc. for “Investigate strategies to increase and measure dermal levels of cosmeceuticals.” Banga also co-published “Microchannels created by sugar and metal microneedles” in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2010;99(4) with doctoral students Guohua Li and Haripriya Kalluri. Dr. Banga also co-authored a paper, titled “Application of hanging drop technique to optimize human IgG formulations,” with doctoral students Li, Purna C. Kasha and Sameer G. Late in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2010;62(1):125-131. Dr. Banga and Li co-authored “In vitro transdermal delivery of therapeutic antibodies using maltose microneedles” in International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2009; 368: 109-115. Dr. Banga also co-authored with Sahitya Katikaneni, a doctoral student, “Molecular charge mediated transport of a 13kD protein across microporated skin” in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2009; 378: 93-100. Dr. Banga co-authored “Effects of disintegration-promoting agent, lubricants and moisture treatment on optimized fast disintegrating tablets” in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2009; 365: 4-11. He also co-authored with Kitikaneni, “Transdermal delivery of a ~13kDa protein-an in vivo comparison of physical enhancement methods” in the Journal of Drug Targeting 2010;18 (2): 141-147. Dr. Banga published “Microporation application for enhancing drug delivery” in informa healthcare Expert Opinion 2009;6 (4): 343-354.
Dr. Candace Barnett, professor, published a chapter, titled “Negotiation Techniques,” in Pharmacy Management, Leadership, Marketing, and Finance. Edited by Chisholm-Burns, M.A., Valilancourt A., and Shepard M. Published by Jones and Bartlett, Sudburry, Mass., 2010 pg.427-438.
Dr. Lisa M. Lundquist, clinical associate professor, and Dr. Kathryn M. Momary, assistant professor, co-authored “Students’ perceptions of preparedness to critically evaluate literature” in Let’s Think About It! 2010;12(2):2-4.
Dr. Nader H. Moniri, assistant professor, received a $15,000 grant from the Diabetes Action Research Foundation for “In vivo analysis of the role of omega-3 fatty acids in regulation of GPR120 expression.”
Dr. Michell B. Redding, assistant professor, received a $14,300 grant from Community Pharmacy Foundation for “Developing a pediatric medication treatment management program.” Redding and Dr. Bobby C. Jacob, clinical assistant professor, were nominated to attend the Georgia Pharmacy Foundation 2010 New Practitioner Leadership Selection.
Dr. J. Grady Strom, associate professor, Dr. Ajay K. Banga, professor, and Satya S.S. Lanke, doctoral student, co-authored “Enhanced transdermal delivery of low molecular weight heparin by barrier perturbation” in International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2009; 365: 26-33.
Dr. Hailing Zhang, assistant professor, and doctoral students Radhakrishna Maroju and David Turner published an article, titled “Solubilizing efficiency and in vitro cytotoxicity of peptoad G” in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Science 2010;99(4):2196-2198.
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
Elaine Harris, associate professor, was awarded the Mary Frances Duren Special Needs Teacher of the Year Award by Developmental Disabilities Ministry of Georgia. The award was given in recognition of her 21 years as teacher and director of the Randolph Special Education Division of First Baptist Church of Tucker.
Dr. Helen Hodges, professor, Dr. Pattie Troyan, associate professor, and Ann Keeley, associate professor, recently had an article published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship titled “Career Persistence in Baccalaureate Prepared Acute Care Nurses.”
Dr. Linda Streit, interim associate dean for graduate programs and professor, recently attended the bi-annual deans and directors meeting for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in Washington, D.C. The conference included a visit to Capitol Hill where Dr. Streit and other deans met with staffers from Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss. Dr. Streit and several others had the opportunity to visit U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ office and meet him. Lewis was very instrumental in the Health Care Reform bill and spent time with the group explaining some of the “behind the scenes” information about the bill.
McAfee School of Theology
Dr. David G. Garber Jr., assistant professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, was recently awarded a Wabash Summer Research Fellowship from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion to begin working on a book tentatively titled, “Rolling Waters: Social Justice and the Hebrew Bible.”
Mercer University Press
Dr. Marc Jolley, director, was a panelist at the Southeast Commission for the Study of Religion in Atlanta, March 5-7. The session was “Black Cultures and the Study of Religion” and it focused on “Writing, Publishing, and Scholars of Color.”
School of Engineering
Dr. Joan Burtner, associate professor of industrial engineering, presented a poster, titled “Beyond the DRG – Utilizing Secondary ICD-9-CM Codes for Data Analysis,” at the Society for Health Systems/American Society for Quality Conference and Expo in Atlanta on Feb. 26. The poster was co-authored with Dr. Susan Smith, CEO of Regency Hospital of Middle Georgia.
Dr. Marjorie T. Davis, professor of technical communication, recently had an article, titled “Assessing Technical Communication within Engineering Contexts,” published in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, March 2010.
Dr. Philip T. McCreanor, associate professor of environmental engineering, presented “Using Video Lessons to Enhance Learning and Classroom Interactions” at the 2010 Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow Reunion Teaching and Learning Conference on Jan. 29 at the University of Georgia. McCreanor also presented a poster titled, “Green/Sustainable Building Practices – An Engineering Service Learning Course” at the 2010 Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Through Higher Education, March 3-5 at the University of Georgia.
School of Medicine
Dr. Lee Bowen, director of counseling services, recently attended the annual conference of the World Congress of the International Family Therapy Association in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 17-20, and presented a poster, titled “Does Training in a Marriage and Family Therapy Educational Clinic Change Medical Student’s Attitude Toward Psychotherapy and Enhance the Likelihood of Future Collaboration with Marriage and Family Therapists?” on behalf of fellow professors in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: Dr. Bowden Templeton, assistant professor, Dr. Steve Livingston, associate professor and director of family and marriage therapy, Dr. Melton Strozier, chair, and Dr. Grady Carter, associate professor. Members of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences co-wrote two papers and posters that were accepted at the conference, including the paper “Integration Through Collaboration: The Successful Integration of an MFT Program and Practice into a Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Department in a Medical School,” co-authored by Dr. Bowen, Dr. Livingstone and Dr. Strozier.
Dr. Kerry Coburn, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has accepted an invitation to edit the first volume in a new series on dementing illness. He will edit the Handbook of Alzheimer’s Disease, Volume 1: Brain Imaging. Dr. Coburn has also recently co-authored two publications in international journals: “Correlation of serum BDNF levels with hippocampal volumes in first episode, medication-free depressed patients,” in European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience and “Association of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor val 66 met polymorphism with hippocampus volumes in drug-free depressed patients,” in the World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.
Kristin Howard, technical services librarian at the Medical School Library, has been approved for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals at the senior member level. The Academy is the Medical Library Association’s peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition program, which recognizes the personal investment of time and effort required for exemplary professional performance and for contributions to the association and to the profession.
Carolyn Klatt, reference and electronic resources librarian at the Medical School Library on the Savannah campus, was recently awarded the Medical Library Association’s Daniel T. Richards Award for her article, titled “Development of a New Academic Digital Library: A Study of Usage Data of a Core Medical Electronic Journal Collection,” co-authored with Barbara S. Shearer and Suzanne P. Nagy. The article appeared in the April 2009 edition of Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Dr. Steve Livingston, director of the Family Therapy Program and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, presented a workshop, titled “Medical Family Wellness,” at the Capital Medical Society Physician Wellness Conference in Tallahassee, Fla. on Jan. 29. He also presented “Schwartz Center Rounds” as part of a panel discussion on “Operational Models to Address Moral Distress,” at the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia annual conference, titled “The Agony of Caring: Professionalism and Moral Distress in Healthcare,” March 4-5 at Emory University in Atlanta. Additionally, Dr. Livingston was appointed to the board of directors for the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in January as legislative chair.
Dr. Robyn Mowery, assistant professor and family therapy program clinical director, and Dr. Steve Livingston, family therapy program director and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, presented a six-hour workshop, titled “Family Therapy, Serious Illness and End of Life: Exploring Ethical Issues and Utilizing a Decision Making Model to Solve Ethical Dilemmas,” for the Medical Center of Central Georgia’s annual ethics workshop in Macon on March 11.
Roxanne Nelson, assistant director for public services at the Medical School Library and Peyton T. Anderson Learning Resources Center, co-authored a clinical inquiry, titled “How should we screen patients with a family history of colon cancer?” for the Family Physicians Inquiries Network. It appears in the March 2010 issue of The Journal of Family Practice.
Dr. Mike Smith, director of AIDS education and research and professor of medical education, co-authored a paper, titled “Darwin and the nature of science: Investigating the use of knowledge, belief, acceptance, and understanding in the Origin of Species,” that was presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Smith also co-wrote “Support for the CINS as a Diagnostic Conceptual Inventory: Response to Nehm and Schonfeld (2008),” in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47(3):354-357. He co-authored “Updating the Model Definition of the Gene in the Modern Genomic Era with Implications for Instruction,” which was published in Science and Education, 19(1):1-20 and “Does Prior Knowledge Matter? Do Lamarckian Misconceptions Exist?: A critique of Geraedts and Boersma (2006),” published in the International Journal of Science Education, 31(8):25227-2532. In addition, Dr. Smith has also been appointed as the associate book review editor for Science and Education. He was invited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve on a Special Emphasis Review Panel for grant applications submitted under HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations in Atlanta, Feb. 8-12. Dr. Smith’s STAND (Students Together against Negative Decisions) curriculum was recently included in a summary of recommended rural HIV/STD prevention programs by the Rural HIV/STD Prevention Work Group, titled Tearing Down Fences: HIV/STD Prevention in Rural America. (Bloomington, IN: Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, 2009)
Rita Smith, outreach and education coordinator of the Medical School Library, won the 2010 DeBakey Award from the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. The award honors a health sciences librarian who serves rural or underserved communities, and was established in the early 1990s to recognize the contributions to medical education and librarianship by Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
Dr. Melton Strozier, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, co-led the mid-winter meeting of the Association of Organizations for Family Psychology, Feb. 11-14, in Las Vegas, Nev. As president of the American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology, Strozier co-led a joint meeting consisting of three organizations dedicated to the development of the profession of family psychology: the Academy, the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology, and the APA Society for Family Psychology. This was the first time all three APA affiliated organizations have met together to help plan the future directions of family psychology. Dr. Strozier also chaired an examination committee for applicants for board certification in family psychology at the meeting.
Dr. Bowden Templeton, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Dr. Grady Carter, associate professor, and Dr. Melton Strozier, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, recently had a poster presentation, titled “A pilot study to evaluate changes in psychiatry clerkship students’ attitude toward psychotherapy and likelihood of future collaboration with family therapists,” accepted for the annual American Association for Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. Dr. Carter will present the poster at the conference in June in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Dr. Qian Wang, assistant professor of anatomy, served as one of the co-guest editors of a special issue of Anatomical Record (Volume 293 Issue 4, April 2010), “From head to tail: New models and approaches in comparative primate biomechanics and functional anatomy.” He also co-authored a paper, titled “Mechanical impact of incisor loading on the primate midfacial skeleton and its relevance to human evolution,” in the issue (2010, Vol. 293:607-617), along with Dr. Craig Byron, assistant professor of biology in the College of Liberal Arts and other collaborators. Dr. Wang and Dr. Dennis W. Ashley, Department of Surgery and Trauma Services, Medical Center of Central Georgia, co-authored a paper, titled “Regional, ontogenetic, and sex-related variations in elastic properties of cortical bone in baboon mandibles,” in the 2010 April issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2010, Vol.141:524-549). Dr. Wang is also one of coauthors on a paper, titled “Mechanical properties of mandibular cortical bone in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis,” published in the journal Bone (2010, Vol. 46: 860-867), with Dr. Uriel Zapata, a new postdoctoral research associate at the school and the first author on the paper.
Staff and Administration
Dr. Wallace L. Daniel, provost, published “Aleksandr Men and Russian Orthodoxy: The Conflict between Freedom and Power,” in Religion in Eastern Europe 29, no. 4 Nov. 2009: 1-20. He also made a presentation on the same subject on Jan. 21 at the opening event of a year of celebration honoring Aleksandr Men, on the eve of the 75th birthday of the renowned Russian priest. The event was held in the auditorium of the Library of Foreign Literature in Moscow.
Stetson School of Business and Economics
Dr. Walter Austin, professor, and co-author Terry Grant developed an accounting tutorial for MBA students for the Graduate Management Admissions Council. The council administers the Graduate Management Admission test. The tutorial is available Online at the council’s Web site.
Cheryl A. Tibus, assistant professor of management, and Dr. Linda L. Brennan, professor of management, had their paper, “RFID and Labor Management Systems Selection in the Logistics Industry” published in the Journal of Cases on Information Technology, 12(1), 31-49, January-March 2010.
Tift College of Education
Dr. William Lacefield, professor of mathematics education, served as a mathematics curriculum alignment panelist at a week-long curriculum study organized by the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the standardized testing processes associated with the No Child Left Behind Act. During the curriculum study, panelists worked to analyze and align mathematics curriculum standards for the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Dr. Lacefield was the only panelist from the state of Georgia. The study was held in Washington, D.C., March 8-12.
Dr. Karen Weller Swanson, associate professor, presented two workshops titled, “Data Collection in Reflective Course Design” and “Tools for Reflective Course Design” at the International Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Commons Conference in Statesboro on March 10.
Townsend School of Music
Amy Schwartz Moretti, associate professor and director of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, was guest artist for “String Theory at the Hunter” at the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tenn. on Feb. 11. She collaborated with David Shifrin, clarinet, Erin Keefe, violin, Yinzi Kong, viola, and Andrey Tchekmazov, cello, in Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K.581. Moretti also performed at the 10th Anniversary Season Encore Series of the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, Fla. on March 16, collaborating with Pascal Rogé, piano, Isabelle Besaçon, cello, and Clay Ellerbroek, flute, to perform Fauré, Brahms and the world premiere of Op.13, by Mark Sforzini commissioned by Alfred T. May and based on the paintings Voyage of Life by Thomas Cole. Moretti recently joined Robert McDuffie, Distinguished University Professor of Music, performing Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” with 14 students from the McDuffie Center for Strings at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte, N.C., March 6.
Liya Deng, government documents librarian, and Stan Trembach, instructional services librarian at Jack Tarver Library, recently received the 2010 National Network of Libraries of Medicine State and Regional Exhibiting Award, a grant funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Walter F. George School of Law
Linda Berger, professor, was a recent panelist at two separate events, the Virtual Legal Writing Conference Webinar, held in February by Stetson’s College of Law in Florida, and the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities, held in March in Providence, R.I. The Stetson Webinar was titled “What is Legal Writing Scholarship” and the Rhode Island conference was titled “Legal Rhetoric: Pedagogy, Practice and Critique.” Berger’s article, titled “The Past, Presence, and Future of Legal Writing Scholarship: Rhetoric, Voice, and Community,” 16 Journal of Legal Writing, is forthcoming.
David Hricik, professor, gave a presentation on March 22 to faculty at Georgia State University School of Law, titled “Statutory Interpretation and the Rules of Ethics.” He joined eight other law professors in filing an amicus brief in support of rehearing en banc in a case pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Therasense Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co., 593 F.3d 1289 (Fed. Cir. 2010). On March 11, Hricik gave a presentation in Seattle, Wash., at the 16th Annual Washington State Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting, titled “How Ethics Prevents Compliance With Rule 11, Iqbal, and Exergen.” Oxford University Press published Professor Hricik’s book, Patent Ethics – Litigation. Hricik remains, as he has for more than a year, in the top 10 percent of authors on SSRN.com.
Linda Jellum, associate professor, spoke at the 11th Annual Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on March 4. Her topic was “The Veterans Court Approach to Statutory Interpretation and Chevron.”
Dave Oedel, professor, was extensively quoted in a front-page article on March 26 in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding Gov. Sonny Perdue’s efforts to hire his own lawyer to challenge the constitutionality of the recent Health Care Reform law after the state’s attorney general, Thurbert E. Baker, refused to do so.
David Ritchie, associate professor, recently had an article reprinted in a book in India. The article, “Modern Constitutionalism and Weimar Liberalism,” was published in Constitutionalism, edited by G.V. Mahesh Nath, and published by Amicus Book: The Icfai University Press.
Michael Sabbath, professor and Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute/Walter Homer Drake Jr. Endowed Chair in Bankruptcy Law, served on the faculty of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute’s 36th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules held March 18-20 in Atlanta. Sabbath presented papers on “Claim Issues” and “Deposit Accounts under Uniform Commercial Code Article 9.”
Karen Sneddon, associate professor, and Sue Painter-Thorne, associate professor, gave a presentation, titled “Game On!: Active Learning with Classic Childhood Games,” on March 19 at the 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Ariz. Sneddon was also a participant in the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ Scholars’ Forum held March 21 at the conference. The work was titled “Evolution of Language in Wills.”