Academic Forum

Academic Forum 2009–10 / Number 27

Michael Lloyd, Ph.D.

Lea Ann Alexander, M.L.S.
Tricia Baar, M.F.A.
Marck Beggs, Ph.D.
Martin Campbell, Ph.D.
Linda English, Ph.D.
Aaron Harford, M.S.
David Sesser, B.A.
Glenna Sumner, Ph.D.
Michael Taylor, M.F.A.
Patrick Wempe, Ed.D.
Anita Williams, Ph.D.

Faculty Development and Research Committee

Ellis College
John Hardee, Ph.D., chair
Beverly Buys, M.F.A.
William Higgins, D.M.A.
William Henshaw, M.F.A.
Aneeq Amhad, Ph.D.
Peggy Bailey, Ph.D.
Martin James, Ph.D.Shanta Sharma, Ph.D

School of Business
Carl Stark, D.B.A., chair
Nathan Campbell, Ph.D.
Frank Smith, Ph.D.
Mike Watters, D.B.A.
Anita Williams, Ph.D.
Hank Wilson, M.S.E.

Teachers College, Henderson
Don Peterson, Ph.D.
Bernie Hellums, Ed.D.
Connie Phelps, Ph.D.
Rhonda Harrington, M.S.E.
Celya Taylor, M.B.A.
Linda English, Ph.D.

With the exceptions of formatting and minor corrections, these papers have been reprinted as submitted where the authors have employed a form and style appropriate to their respective disciplines. The editor wishes to express appreciation to the proofreaders, the Faculty Research Committee who allocated funding for this publication, Tim Jones for making printing arrangements, Penny Murphy who designed the cover art, and especially to the authors whose contributions continue to make Academic Forum a success. Copyrights are retained by the authors, and republication or reproduction requires their consent.

Introduction as it appeared in the paper edition


Timothy Baghurst and Joan J. Pruitt
The relationship between gender, personality type, and participation motives in physical activity

Linda G. English
Raisin' the Dead

Paul Glover
Crying at the Movies: A Physiological and Emotional Connection

Michael Lloyd
Polynomial Solver Algorithm for the TI Graphing Calculators

R. Blair Olson
The Need for Assertiveness Training Today

Elan Potter (Mentors: Marck L. Beggs and Tricia Baar)
Birds Breaching Two Worlds in The Iliad

Michael Ray Taylor
The Dictionary as Southern Cocktail: A Conversation with Roy Blount Jr.

Capturing Presidents: A Conversation With Doris Kearns Goodwin

Kindred Souls of Knoxville - Singer-songwriter-poet-playwright R.B. Morris orbits in the literary gravity of James Agee and their shared city

Kristen N. Wade (Mentor: Linda English)
The Role of Psychotherapy in Mental Illness: Comparing and Evaluating Perspectives

Anita B. Williams and Glenna Sumner
Kmart: A Capstone Case

Fred Worth
A Baseball Necrological Progress Report