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Below are some examples of publications from faculty supported by ISCE


Ahram, A.I. (2019).  Break all the borders: Separatism and the reshaping of the Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press.  ISBN: 9780190917388

Peters, J. & Pinfold, R.G. (2018). Understanding Israel: Political, societal and security challenges. London: Routledge Books. ISBN: 978-1138125643

Stephenson, M.O. (2019). Fragile foundations and enduring challenges: Essays on democratic politics and governance. Blacksburg, VA: VT Publishing.



Ahram, A., Sil, R, & Köllner, P. (Eds.). (2018). Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications. New York: Oxford University Press.

Miller, Holly V. and Anthony A. Peguero. (Eds.). (2018). Routledge Handbook on Immigration and Crime. New York, NY: Routledge.

Teaster, P.B., & Hall, J. (Eds.). Elder Abuse and the Public’s Health. (2018). Springer Publishing Company.


Kaylan, R. (2107). New Delhi and the Politics of Postcolonial Urbanism. London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

Mullen, C.A. (2017). Creativity and Education in China: Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accountability. New York, NY: Routledge & Kappa Delta Pi.



Harley, D., & Teaster, P.B. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of LGBT Elders: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices and Policies. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Rowles, G.D., & Teaster, P.B. (Eds.). (2016). Long-term Care in an Aging Society: Policy and Practice. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Tienken, C. & Mullen, C. (Eds.) (2016). Education Policy Perils: Tackling the Tough Issues. New York, NY: Routledge.


Orden, D. (Ed.). (2015). Trade-related Agricultural Policy Analysis. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing.

Powell, K. (2015). Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement.  New York, NY: Routledge.


Hawdon, J., Ryan, J., & Lucht, M. (Eds.). (2014). The Causes and Consequences of Group Violence: From Bullies to Terrorists. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 


Stephenson, M., & Zonotti, L. (Eds.). (2013). Building Walls and Dissolving Borders: The Challengers of Alterity, Community and Securitizing Space New York, NY: Ashgate.

Dunaway, W. A. (Ed.) (2013). Gendered Commodity Chains: Seeing Women's Work and Households in Global Production.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.


Hirt, S. (2012). Iron Curtains: Gates, Suburbs and Privatization of Space in the Post-socialist CityHoboken, NJ: Wiley. 

Stephenson, M., & Zanotti, L. (2012). Peacebuilding Through Community-Based NGOs: Paradoxes and Possibilities. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Prss.


Dowty, R.A., & Allen, B. (Eds). (2011). Dynamics of Disaster: Lessons on Risk, Response and Recovery. New York, NY: Earthscan.

Ray, R. E., & Calasanti, T. (Eds.) (2011). Nobody's Burden: Lessons From the Great Depression on the Struggle for Old-Age Security. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 

Orden, D., Blandford, D., & Josling, T. (Eds.) (2011). WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support: Seeking a Fair Basis for Trade. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.


Baxter Magolda, M. B., Creamer, E., & Meszaros, P. (Eds). (2010). Development and Assessment of Self-Authorship: Exploring the Concept Across Cultures. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.


Mancini, J., & Roberto, K.A. (Eds). (2009). Pathways of Human Development. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 


Allen, B., Ferrier, Y. & Cohen, A. (2019). Un dédale d’études: Questions sanitaires, production d’ignorance et connaissances improduites dans la région industrielle de Fos-sur-Mer. In C. Lefève, F. Thoreau & A. Zimmer (Eds), Humanités médicales. Des sciences sociales aux transformations de la medicine. Paris: Doin.

Mylonas, H. & Ahram, A.I. (2019). Hierarchy, sovereignty, and adaptation in the eastern Mediterranean. In S. Litsas and A. Tziampiris, (Eds.), The New Eastern Mediterranean (pp. 31-43). New York: Springer.



Ahram, A., Sil, R., Köllner, P. (2108).  Comparative area studies: What it is, what it can do. In A. Ahram, R. Sil, & P. Köllner, (Eds.), Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hall, J., & Teaster, P.B. (2018). Framing elder abuse as a public health problem. In P.B. Teaster & J. Hall (Eds.), Elder Abuse and the Public’s Health.  New York: Springer.

Hester, R. (2018). Designing “Smart” bodies: Molecular manipulation as a resilience-building strategy. In J. Bohland, S. Davoudi and J. Lawrence (Eds.), The Resilience Machine. Routledge.

Van Kooten, G.C., Orden, D. & Schmitz, A. (2018). Use of subsidies and taxes and the reform of agricultural policy. In G.L. Cramer, K.P. Paudel, & A. Schmitz, (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Economics. Routledge.


Ahram, A.I. & Gledhill, J. (2017). Exiles and Political Islam: Contrasting Khomeini's Religious Nationalism with Bin Laden's Violent Globalism. In D. Malet & M. Anderson (Eds.), Transnational Actors in War and Peace (pp. 105-123). Washington DC: Georgetown University Press.

Grant, J.H. (2017). From multilateralism to mega-regionalism: Implications for Agricultural Trade Policy. In Meilke, K. and Josling, T. (Eds), Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies, vol. 3. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific.

Roberto, K.A. & Teaster, P.B. (2017). Theorizing Elder Abuse. In X. Dong (Ed.), Elder Abuse: Research, Practice and Policy (pp 21-41). New York, NY: Springer.

Scarpa, A., Hassenfeldt, T.A., & Attwood, T. (2017). Cognitive behavioral treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 465-491). In C. Flessner and J. Piacentini (Eds.), Clinical Handbook of Child and Adolescent Disorders: A Step-by-Step Manual. NY: Guilford.



Ahram, A.  (2016). Republic of Iraq. In M. Gasiorowski & S. Yom (Eds.), The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Teaster, P.B. & Brossoie, N. (2016). The Intersection of Elder Abuse and Alcohol Misuse. In Kuerbis, A., Moore, A.A. Sacco, P. & Zanjani, F. (Eds.). Alcohol and Aging. Springer International Publishing.

Zarit, S.H. & Savla, J. (2016). Caregiver and Stress. In G. Fink (Ed.), Handbook of Stress: Concepts, Cognition, Emotion and Behavior (Vol. 1, pp. 339-344). Burlington, MA: Academic Press.


Buehler, R. & Stowe, J. (2015). Bicycling in the Washington, DC Region: Trends in Ridership and Policies Since 1990. In D. Hyra & S. Prince (Eds.), Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, D.C. New York, NY: Routledge.


Mayer, H. & Cowell, M. (2014). Capital Cities as Knowledge Hubs: The Economic Geography of Homeland Security Contracting. In B. DeRudder (Ed.), Hub Cities in the Knowledge Economy: Seaports, Airports, Brainports. New York, NY: Routledge.

Roberts, P. (2014). How Well Will the International Atomic Energy Agency Be Able To Safeguard More Nuclear Materials in More States? In H. Sokolshi (Ed.), Moving Beyond Pretense: Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute. 

Zhang, Y. & Drake, W. (2014). Mapping Neighborhoods. In A. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. New York, NY: Springer Publishing. 



Belanger, F. & Crossler, R.E. (2019). Dealing with digital traces: Understanding protective behaviors on mobile devices. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 28(1), 34-49.

Bukvic, A. (2019). Facilitating stakeholders’ engagement in climate change relocation planning: The Coastal Relocation Leaf. Social Sciences, 8(6): 197.

Dayer, A., Rossenblatt, C., Bonter, D., Faulker, H., Hall, R., Hochachka, W…& Hawley, D. (2019). Observations at backyard bird feeders influence the emotions and actions of people that feed birds. People and Nature 1, 138-151.

Fullen, M.C. (2019). Defining wellness in older adulthood: Toward a comprehensive framework.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 97 (1), 62-74.

Hwang, E., Parrot, K., & Brossoie, N. (2019). Research on housing for older adults: 2001 to 2018. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 47 (3), 200-219.

Jardine, E. (2019). The trouble with (supply-side) counts: The potential and limitations of counting sites, vendors or products as a metric for threat trends on the Dark Web. Intelligence and National Security, 4(1), 95-111.

Shivers, C. M., Jackson, J. B., & McGregor, C. M. (2019). Functioning among typically developing siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorder: A meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 22(2), 172–196.

Stephenson, M. & Zanotti, L. (2019). Pondering grassroots development initiatives; Evidence from Haiti and Jamaica. Forum for Development Studies.



Bowers, A.W.; Ranganathan S., Simmons, D.R. (2018). Defining quality in undergraduate education: Directions for future research informed by a literature review. Higher Learning Research Communications, 8(1), 51-64.

Copeland, N. (2018). Linking the defense of territory to food sovereignty: Peasant environmentalisms and extractive neoliberalism in Guatemala. The Journal of Agrarian Change.

MacDougall C., Hill C., Jahren A.H., Savla J., Riebl S., Hedrick V., Raynor H., Dunsmore J., Frisard M., & Davy B.M. (2018). The δ13C value of fingerstick blood is a valid, reliable, and sensitive biomarker of sugar-sweetened beverage intake in children and adolescents. The Journal of Nutrition 148, 147-152.   

Katz, B., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Shah, P., & Jonides, J. (2018). The effect of monetary compensation on cognitive training outcomes. Learning and Motivation, 63, 77-90.

Sands LP, Xie Y, Pruchno R, Heid A, Hong Y. (2018). Older adults’ healthcare utilization a year after experiencing fear or distress from Hurricane Sandy. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

Xu, R., & Ghaffarzadegan, N. (2018). Neuroscience bridging scientific disciplines in health: Who builds the bridge, who pays for it? Scientometrics, 117(2), 1183-1204.



Ahram, A.I. (2017). Territory, sovereignty, and new statehood in the Middle East and North Africa. The Middle East Journal, 71(3), 345-362.

Bukvic, A. (2017). Towards the sustainable climate change population movement: The Relocation Suitability Index. Climate and Development, 1-14.

Condy, E.E., Scarpa, A., & Friedman, B.H. (2017). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia predicts restricted repetitive behavior severity. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(9), 2795-2804.

Kim-Spoon J., Maciejewski D., Lee J., Deater-Deckard K., King-Casas B. (2017). Longitudinal associations among family environment, neural cognitive control, and social competence among adolescents. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 69-76.  

Potter, E.C., Roberto, K.A., Brossoie, N., & Blieszner, R. (2017). Decisions, decisions: African American families’ responses to mild cognitive impairment. Research in Aging, 39, 476-500.

Roberts, P.S., & Saldin, R.P. (2017). Why presidents sometimes do not use intelligence information.  Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 131, Issue 4, (Winter): 779-802.


Ahram, A.I. (2016). The rise and fall of Iraq in the social sciences. Social Science Quarterly 97(4), 850–861.

Allen, B., Cohen, A., Ferrier, Y., Lees, J., & Richards, T. (2016). Redesigning a participatory health study for a French industrial context. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 26(3), 458-474.

Peguero, A.A., Ovink, S.M., & Li, Y.L. (2016). Social bonding to school and educational inequality: Race/ethnicity, dropping out, and the significance of place. Sociological Perspectives, 59(2): 317-344.

Savla, J., Wang, Z., Roberto, K. A., & Blieszner, R. (2016). Deficit awareness in persons with mild cognitive impairment and family care partners. Families, Systems, & Health, 34, 429-434.

Walker, A. (2016). Advantage Accented? Listener differences in understanding speech in noise. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 21 (2): 181-189.


Buehler, R. (2015). Planning for sustainable transport in Germany and the U.S.: A comparison of the Washington, DC and Stuttgart regions. International Planning Studies, 20(3), 292-312.doi: 10.1080/13563475.2014.989820

Ahram, A. (2015). Sexual violence and the making of ISIS. Survival, 57(3), 57-78. doi: 10.1080/00396338.2015.1047251

Ewing, T. (2015). Displaying content and making connections: Engaging public audiences through a poster exhibit on the history of tuberculosis in Virginia. Watermark Newsletter of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, 38(3), 9-12.

Kaestle, C. (2015). Age of smoking milestones: Longitudinal inconsistencies and recanting. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(4), 382-388. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.005

Winett, R. A., Davy, B. M., Savla, J., Marinik, E. L., Kelleher, S. A., & Winett, S. G. (2015). Theory-based approach for maintaining resistance training in older adults with prediabetes: Adherence, barriers, self-regulation strategies, treatment fidelity, costs. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 5, 149-159. doi: 10.1007/s13142-015-0304-5


Christensen, E., Huber, P., Jaffke, P., & Shea, T.E. (2014). Antineutrino monitoring for heavy water reactors. Physics Review Letters, 113, 042503. doi:

Dottore, M. L. & Zobel, C. W.  (2014). Analyzing economic indicators of disaster resilience following Hurricane Katrina. International Journal of Business Analytics, 1(1), 67-83. doi: 10.4018/ijban.2014010105

Evans, M.A., Won, S. G. L., & Drape, T.  (2014). Interest-driven STEM learning among youth through a social networking site. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 2(1). doi: 10.1504/IJSMILE.2014.059691

Fouh, E., Karavirta, V., Breakiron, D. A., Hamouda, S., Hall, S., Naps, T. L., Shaffer, C. A. (2014). Design and architecture of an interactive eTextbook- the OpenDSA System. Journal of Science of Computer Programming, 88, 22-40. doi: 10.1016/j.scico.2013.11.040

Gartstein, M.A., Bell, M.A., & Calkins, S.D. (2014). EEG asymmetry at 10 months of age: Are temperament trait predictors different for boys and girls?  Developmental Psychobiology, 56(6), 1327-1340doi:10.1002/dev.21212

Murray-Tuite, P., Wernstedt, K., & Yin, W. (2014). Behavioral shifts after a fatal rapid transit accident: A multinomial logit model. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 24, 218-230. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2014.04.014

Norton, A., Wilkins, J., Evans, M., Deater-Deckard, K., Balci, O., & Chang, M.  (2014). Technology helps students transcend part-whole concepts. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 19(6), 353-358. doi: 10.5951/mathteacmiddscho.19.6.0352


Buck, D., Buehler, R., Happ, P., Rawls, B., Chung, P., & Borecki, N.  (2013). Are Bikeshare Users Different from Regular Cyclists? First Look at Short-Term Users, Annual Members, and Area Cyclists in the Washington, D.C., Region. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2387, 112-119. doi: 10.3141/2387-13

Dunsmore, J. C., Booker, J. A., & Ollendick, T. H. (2013). Parental emotion coaching and child emotion regulation as protective factors for children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Social Development, 22, 444-466.

Hirt, S.  (2013). Home sweet home: American residential zoning in comparative perspective. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 33(3), 292-309. doi: 10.1177/0739456X13494242

Jones, B. D., Ruff, C., & Paretti, M. C. (2013). The impact of engineering identification and stereotypes on undergraduate women’s achievement and persistence in engineering. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal.

Kaestle, C. E., Chen, Y., Estabrooks, P., Zoellner, J., & Bigby, B. (2013). Pilot evaluation of media literacy for tobacco prevention among youth. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27, 366-369. 

Kiecolt, K. J., Aggen, S. H., & Kendler, K. S. (2013). Genetic and environmental influences on the relationship between mastery and alcohol dependence. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 905-913.

Kraybill, J.H., & Bell, M.A.  (2013). Infancy predictors of preschool and post-kindergarten executive function. Developmental Psychobiology, 55, 530-538. doi: 10.1002/dev.21057

Savla, J., Granger, D., Roberto, K. A., Davey, A., Blieszner, R., & Gwazdauskas, F. (2013). Cortisol, alpha amylase and daily stressors in spouses of persons with mild cognitive impairment. Psychology & Aging.

Stephenson, M. (2013). Unforeseen and Unaccounted: The European Union, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, peacebuilding, and accountability, European Security.


Brossoie, N., Weaver, R.H., Roberto, K.A., Savla, J., Teaster, P.T. (2016). Assessing the impact of involuntary relocation on individuals living in a long-term care facility. Final report to the Virginia Department for Medical Assistance Services, Richmond, VA (136 pgs).

Cororaton, C.B. & Orden, D. (2016). Potential economic effects of the reduction in trade barriers in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. GII Working Paper 2016-17, Virginia Tech-National Capital Region.


Ewing, T., Gad, S., Hausman, B., Kerr, K., Pencek, B., & Ramakrishnan, N. (2014). An Epidemiology of Information Data Mining the 1918 Influenza Pandemic


Kiefer, J.J., Mancini, J.A., Morrow, B.H., Galdwin, H., & Stewart, T.A. (2008). Providing Access to Resilience-Enhancing Technologies for Disadvantaged Communities and Vulnerable Populations