Here you will find scholarly and other professional works of faculty in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Submissions from 2016

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The “Make Your Own Religion” Project, Chad M. Bauman and Brent A. R. Hege

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What is Religious Freedom?, Brent Hege

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Butler University Baccalaureate Faculty Address, May 6, 2016, Brent A. R. Hege

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A God Needs Compassion, but Not a Starship: Star Trek's Humanist Theology, James F. McGrath

Submissions from 2015

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Horizontal Gene Flow in Managed Ecosystems, Cheryl P. Andam, Sarah M. Carver, and Sean T. Berthrong

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Review, Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex, and Human Trafficking, by Yvonne C. Zimmerman, Brooke M. Beloso

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Comedy, Violence, and Undergraduates, Christopher Bungard

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Violence in Plautus: Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love performance, Christopher Bungard

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Two Hundred Years of Forest Change: Effects of Urbanization on Tree Species Composition and Structure, Rebecca W. Dolan

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Urbanization—The Bad, The Good, and The Very Good, Rebecca W. Dolan

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Community Involvement to Address a Long-standing Invasive Species Problem: Aspects of Civic Ecology in Practice, Rebecca W. Dolan, Kelly Harris, and Mark Adler

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Changes in Plant Species Composition and Structure in Two Peri-urban Nature Preserves over 10 Years, Rebecca W. Dolan, Jessica D. Stepens, and Marcia E. Moore

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When is it Mental?, Stuart Glennan

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Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads, 1800, Jason N. Goldsmith

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Butler University Baccalaureate Address 2013, Brent Hege

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Englightenment in Philosophy and Religion, Brent Hege

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Hobby Lobby’s ‘Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs’: The Problem of Theological Terminology in American Politics and Jurisprudence, Brent Hege

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North Central Sociological Association 2014 Teaching Address: The John F. Schnabel Lecture—Sociology’s Special Pedagogical Challenge, Jay R. Howard

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Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online, Jay R. Howard and Maryellen Weimer

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Comparative Proteomics of Mouse Tears and Saliva: Evidence from Large Protein Families for Functional Adaptation, Robert C. Karn and Christina M. Laukaitis

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Rational Maps of CP^2 with No Invariant Foliation, Scott R. Kaschner, Rodrigo A. Perez, and Roland K.W. Roeder

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Superstable manifolds of invariant circles and codimension-one Böttcher functions, Scott R. Kaschner and Roland K.W. Roeder

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Geometric Limits of Julia Sets of Maps z^n + exp(2πiθ) as n → ∞, Scott R. Kaschner, Reaper Romero, and David Simmons

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FOUR COLOR OBSERVATIONS OF 2501 LOHJA, Bin Li, Haibin Zhao, Hao Lu, and Xianming Han

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Winesburg, Indiana: Fork River anthology, Michael Martone and Bryan M. Furuness

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A Concise History of Modern Europe: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity, David Mason

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Monotheism, James F. McGrath

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Explicit and Implicit Religion in Doctor Who and Star Trek, James F. McGrath

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Forward to The Son of God: Three Views of the Identity of Jesus, James F. McGrath

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Mythicism and the Making of Mark, James F. McGrath

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Religion’s Future and the Future’s Religions Through the Lens of Science Fiction, James F. McGrath

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Universal Electric Current of Interacting Resonant-Level Models with Asymmetric Interactions: An Extension of the Landauer Formula, Akinori Nishino, Naomichi Hatano, and Gonzalo Ordonez

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Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, One Year Later, Su-Mei Ooi and Megan Day

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China’s New Silk Road and Its Impact on Xinjiang, Su-Mei Ooi and Kate Trinkle

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Searching for Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children in Indianapolis, 1910-1940, John D. Ramsbottom

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The Mother of Mary (Saxby) Clarke, Gradmother of Jeremy Clarke of Rhode Island, Scott G. Swanson

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Drone Warfare and Just War Theory, Harry van der Linden

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Photometric Study of the Short-Period Eclipsing Binary V441 Lac, Daimei Wang, Liyun Zhang, Xianming Han, Franz Agerer, Qingfeng Pi, and Shuai Wang

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The First Multi-Color Photometric Study of the Short-Period Contact Eclipsing Binary GK Aqr, Liyun Zhang, Qingfeng Pi, Xianming Han, TongAn Li, Xiliang Zhang, Hongyan Sang, Daimei Wang, and Shuai Wang

Submissions from 2014

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Professor McGrath Offers a Scholarly Take On Religion and Doctor Who, Marc Allen and James F. McGrath

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A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers, Myla F.J. Aronson, Frank A. La Sorte, Charles H. Nilon, Madhusudan Katti, Mark A. Goddard, Christopher A. Lepczyk, Paige S. Warren, Nicholas S.G. Williams, Sarel Cilliers, Bruce Clarkson, Cynnamon Dobbs, Rebecca W. Dolan, Marcus Hedblom, Stefan Klotz, Jip Louwe Kooijmans, Ingolf Kühn, Ian MacGregor-Fors, Mark McDonnell, Ulla Mörtberg, Petr Pyšek, Stefan Siebert, Jessica Sushinsky, Peter Werner, and Marten Winter

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Waterless Condensers for the Teaching Laboratory: An Adaptation of Traditional Glassware, Erich W. Baum, John Esteb, and Anne M. Wilson

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Making E.T. Perfectly Queer: The Alien Other and the Science Fiction of Sexual Difference, Brooke M. Beloso

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Nitrogen Fertilization Has a Stronger Effect on Soil Nitrogen-Fixing Bacterial Communities than Elevated Atmospheric CO2, Sean T. Berthrong, Chris M. Yeager, Laverne Gallegos-Graves, Blaire Steven, Stephanie A. Eichorst, Robert B. Jackson, and Cheryl R. Kuske

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Optically Tunable Bound States in the Continuum, Yingyue Boretz, Gonzalo Ordonez, Satoshi Tanaka, and Tomio Petrosky

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A Blast from the Ancient Past: Using Digital Storytelling in ‘Roman Perspectives’, Christopher Bungard

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To Script Or Not To Script: Rethinking Pseudolus as Playwright, Christopher Bungard

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Jeff Rasley, Author and Coach, Tekneshia Day and Jeff Rasley

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Civilizando el carnaval: la retórica del progreso en las obras de Lola Rodríguez de Tío, Irune del Rio Gabiola

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Bacon's Swamp- Ghost of a Central Indiana Natural Area Past, Rebecca W. Dolan

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Fields of Individuals and Neoliberal Logics: Japanese Soccer Ideals and the 1990s Economic Crisis, Elise M. Edwards

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Notes on Narrative, Bryan M. Furuness

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Second Coming, Bryan M. Furuness

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OMG! Texting in Class = U Fail :( Empirical Evidence that Text Messaging During Class Disrupts Comprehension, Amanda C. Gingerich and Tara T. Lineweaver

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Aspects of Human Historiographic Explanation: A View from the Philosophy of Science, Stuart Glennan

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Carl F. Craver and Lindley Darden: In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries Across the Life Sciences, Stuart Glennan

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Time-Reversal Symmetric Resolution of Unity without Background Integrals in Open Quantum Systems, Naomichi Hatano and Gonzalo Ordonez

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Contesting Faith, Truth, and Religious Language at the Creation Museum: A Historical-Theological Reflection, Brent A. R. Hege

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Another Nibble at the Core: Student Learning in a Thematically-focused Introductory Sociology Course, Jay R. Howard, Katherine B. Novak, Krista M.C. Cline, and Marvin B. Scott

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Bacchilega, Cristina, Fairy Tales Transformed? Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder, Jeana Jorgensen

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Modern Views of Ancient Goddesses in Tarot, Jeana Jorgensen

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Normalized Weekend Work: It Is Basically Like Homework, Right?, Jeana Jorgensen

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Quantifying the Grimm Corpus: Transgressive and Transformative Bodies in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Jeana Jorgensen

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(Review) Jones, Christine A. and Jennifer Schacker, eds., Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Fairy Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives and Raynard, Sophie, ed., The Teller’s Tale: Lives of the Classic Fairy Tale Writers, Jeana Jorgensen

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Strategic Silences: Voiceless Heroes in Fairy Tales, Jeana Jorgensen

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Molding Messages: Analyzing the Reworking of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics and Dollhouse, Jeana Jorgensen and Brittany Warman

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Did Androgen-Binding Protein Paralogs Undergo Neo- and/or Subfunctionalization as the Abp Gene Region Expanded in the Mouse Genome?, Robert C. Karn, Amanda G. Chung, and Christina M. Laukaitis

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On the Relation between Quantum Mechanical and Neo-Mechanistic Ontologies and Explanatory Strategies, Meinard Kuhlmann and Stuart Glennan

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Between the Lines speaks with Jeff Rasley, Corine La Font and Jeff Rasley

Beta diversity of urban floras among European and non-European cities, Frank A. La Sorte, Myla F. J. Aronson, Nicholas S. G. Williams, Laura Celesti-Grapow, Sarel Cilliers, Bruce D. Clarkson, Rebecca W. Dolan, Andrew Hipp, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Petr Pyšek, Stefan Siebert, and Marten Winter

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Beta diversity of urban floras among European and non-European cities, Frank A. La Sorte, Myla F.J. Aronson, Nicholas S.G. Williams, Laura Celesti-Grapow, Sarel Cilliers, Bruce D. Clarkson, Rebecca W. Dolan, Andrew Hipp, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Pter Pyšek, Stefan Siebert, and Marten Winter

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On the Dimension of Narrative: Zhang Ailing’s Self Translation of Her Novel, Spring-Sprout Song, Xiaoqing Liu

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Monotheism, James F. McGrath

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“Did Jesus Die in Outer Space? Evaluating a Key Claim in Richard Carrier’s On the Historicity of Jesus, James F. McGrath

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Jesus and the Money Changers (John 2:13-16), James F. McGrath

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Mythicism and the Mainstream: The Rhetoric and Realities of Academic Freedom, James F. McGrath

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Which John? The Elder, the Seer, and the Apostle, James F. McGrath

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Woman at the Well, James F. McGrath

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Diversity in Times of Austerity: Documenting Resistance in the Academy, David Moscowitz, Terri Jett, Terri Carney, Tamara Leech, and Ann M. Savage

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The transnational protection regime and democratic breakthrough in Taiwan and South Korea, Su-Mei Ooi

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Xi Jinping and Social Media: Harnessing the People’s Voice, Su-Mei Ooi and Brittanie Redd

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My Second Home, Basa Village, Jeff Rasley

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The Phoenix Rises at the University of Chicago, Jeff Rasley

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Life's Issues Cultivate More Meaningful and Authentic Lives, Lloyd Rosen, Jeff Rasley, Dolphin Kasper, and Susan Kasper

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A Good Graduate IO Education Begins in Undergraduate Classrooms., Nicholas P. Salter and Allison L. O'Malley

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A Re-examination of Some of the South Stoa Wells at Corinth, Guy D.R. Sanders, Yuki Furuya, and Lynne. Kvapil

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Life Changing Insights with Award Winning Celebrities, Alan Simberg, Jeff Rasley, and Letitia Wright

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Response to Commentary on “Rethinking Combined Departments: An Argument for History & Anthropology” by Stephen M. Lyon/Durham University, UK; Yasar Abu Ghosh, Pavel Himl, Tereza Stöckelová, Lucie Storchová/Charles University, Prague; Robert Gibb/University of Glasgow; Jakob Krause-Jensen/Aarhus University, Denmark; Veerendra P. Lele/Denison University, Ageeth Sluis and Elise M. Edwards

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Richard Bailey of Newport, Thode Island, and Samuel Bailey of Westerly, Rhode Island, Father and Son, Scott G. Swanson

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The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How The Government Response to Disaster Endangers African-American Communities. By Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright. New York: New York University Press, 2012. 304p. $35., Robin L. Turner

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Traditional, Democratic, Accountable? Navigating Citizen-Subjection in Rural South Africa, Robin L. Turner

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Iris Young, Radical Responsibility, and War, Harry van der Linden

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Revolutionizing La Regenta: Parodic Transformation and Cinematic Innovation in Oviedo Express, Linda M. Willem

Submissions from 2013

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Adding Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Data to a Melting Point and Thin-Layer Chromatography Laboratory, Adam M. Azman, Julie A. Barrett, Megan Darragh, and John J. Esteb

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Hindu-Christian Conflict in India: Globalization, Conversion, and the Coterminal Castes and Tribes, Chad M. Bauman

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Love in the Time of Capitalism: A Marxist Feminist Reading of Modern Times, Brooke M. Beloso

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The Affective Economy of Marriage: Or, No Spouse Left Behind, Brooke M. Beloso

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Shuai Case Leads Butler Professor to Hold Forum on Pregnancy and Suicide, Brooke M. Beloso and Shari Rudavski

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Agricultural Management and Labile Carbon Additions Affect Soil Microbial Community Structure and Interact with Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling, Sean T. Berthrong, Daniel H. Buckely, and Laurie E. Drinkwater

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World of Writing with Jeff Rasley, Lillian Brummet and Jeff Rasley