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This page lists the publications produced by individuals within the Office of University Outreach and Engagement for the last five years--2012 through 2016.  For an individual's complete list of publications, please click on his or her name at the bottom of this page and download her or his vita. 

    2013 Publications

    Propst, D. B., Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Jeong, E., & Coursaris, C. K. (2013). From the ground up: Role of usability and aesthetics evaluation in creating a knowledge-based website for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 8015. Design, user experience, and usability: Web, mobile, and product design (pp. 274–283). Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

    Root-Bernstein, R., LaMore, R., (2013). Arts, crafts and STEM innovation: A network approach to understanding the creative knowledge economy. In M. Rushton (Ed.), Creative communities: Art works in economic development (pp.97-117). Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

    Sanders, L., Martinez, R., Harner, M., Horner, P., Delva, J. (2013). Grassroots responsiveness to human rights abuse: History of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Social Work, 58 (2), 117-125. doi: 10.1093/sw/swt004.

    Swierenga, S. J., & Pierce, G. L. (2013). Accessible voting systems usability measures. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, 1, 146-154.

    Swierenga, S. J., Abujarad, F., Dennis, T. A., & Post, L. A. (2013). Improving patient safety through user-centered healthcare background check system design. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, 2(1), 21-28. doi: 10.1177/237857913021005.

    Vélez Ortiz, D. (2013). [Review of the book The politics of race in Latino communities: Walking the color line by A. K. Stokes-Brown]. NEXO: The Official Newsletter of the Julian Samora Research Institute, Fall 2013.

    Van Egeren, L. A. (2013, August). Michigan 21st CCLC programs promote healthier youth! fact sheet. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

    Van Egeren, L. A. (2013, August). Participation in Michigan 21st CCLC programs relates to improvement in academic outcomes fact sheet. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

    2012 Publications

    Auslander, M. (2012). How families work: Love, labor and mediated oppositions in American domestic ritual. In P. Brown, et al. (Eds.), Applying Cultural Anthropology (9th edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

    Auslander, M. (2012). Witchcraft and sorcery: 1900 to present: Africa. In A. Stanton, E. Ramsamy, P. Seybolt, and C. Elliott (Eds.), Cultural sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An encyclopedia (Vol. 4, pp.11402-11403). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi:

    Auslander, M. (2012, December). Enslaved labor and building the Smithsonian: Reading the stones. Southern Spaces.  Retrieved from

    Bargerstock, B. A. (2012). From the editor’s desk. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(3), 1-3.

    Bargerstock, B. A. (2012). Overview of the poster awards. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(3), 89-90.

    Byle, A. (2012, April). Morton Village Field School preserves the human story for future generations. The Engaged Scholar E-newsletter, (4)4.

    Byle, A. (2012, December). Paving Michigan with quality, sustainable roadways. The Engaged Scholar E-newsletter, (5)2.

    Byle, A. (2012, February). Mothers in Motion program promotes healthy lifestyle. The Engaged Scholar E-newsletter, (4)3.

    Byle, A. (2012, October). Girls on the move in Michigan. The Engaged Scholar E-newsletter, (5)1.

    Byle, A. (2012, September). Helping diverse job seekers “fit” into a tight job market. The Engaged Scholar Magazine, (7), 6-7.

    Byle, A. (2012, September). Working across cultures to nurture healthy babies. The Engaged Scholar Magazine, (7), 10-11.

    Carlson, J. S., Mackrain, M. M., Van Egeren, L. A., Brophy-Herb, H., Kirk, R., Marciniak, D., Falvay, S., Zheng, Y., Bender, S., & Tableman, B. (2012). Implementing a statewide early childhood mental health consultation approach to preventing child care expulsion. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33, 265-273.

    Coursaris, C. K., Sung, J., & Swierenga, S. J. (2012). Exploring antecedents of SMS-based mobile advertising perceptions. International Journal of Electronic Finance, 6(2), 143-156.

    Doberneck, D. M., Glass, C. R., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012). Beyond activity, place, and partner: How publicly engaged scholarship varies by intensity of activity and degree of engagement. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 4, 18-28. Available at: of-activity-and-degree-of-engagement/

    Doberneck, D. M., Miller, P. K., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012). Sometimes there are no notes: An autoethnographic essay of collaboration at the engagement interface. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(3): 55-83. Available at:

    Fitzgerald, H. E., & Bradley, R. (Eds.). (2012). Paternal family relationships, child risk and child outcomes [Special issue of Family Science].

    Fitzgerald, H. E., & Farrell, P. (2012). Fulfilling the promise: Creating a child development research agenda with Native communities. Child Development Perspectives, 6(1), 75-78. doi:10.1111/.1750-8606.2011.00216.x

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