Faculty Faction: Dr. Michael Butcher

Dr. Michael T. Butcher

Youngstown State University collects all sorts of people as students, faculty, and professors. Each of these people has something specific and unique to offer the community and the university. Dr. Michael Butcher, assistant professor of anatomy and physiology, has been an essential part of the research initiative in the Department of Biological Sciences for the last five years.

Michael feels at home in the Biological Sciences department; the position is what brought him to the Youngstown area.

“The Department of Biological Sciences was a good fit for me and they were very supportive of my research program,” Michael says.

Dr. Butcher studied

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Publication: The Merger History, Active Galactic Nucleus, and Dwarf Galaxies of Hickson Compact Group 59

Konstantopoulos, I. S., Gallagher, S. C., Fedotov, K., Durrell, P. R., Tzanavaris, P., Hill, A. R., Zabludoff, A. I., Maier, M. L., Elmegreen, D. M., Charlton, J. C., Johnson, K. E., Brandt, W. N., Walker, L. M., Eracleous, M., Maybhate, A., Gronwall, C., English, J., Hornschemeier, A. E., and Mulchaey, J. S., “The Merger History, Active Galactic Nucleus, and Dwarf Galaxies of Hickson Compact Group 59”, Astrophysical Journal, 745, 30 (2012)

Publication: The role of group velocity delay in Faraday rotation in a multilayer polymer lattice

Michael Crescimanno, Guilin Mao, James H. Andrews, Kenneth D. Singer, Eric Baer, Anne Hiltner, Hyunmin Song, Kyle Comeau, Bijayandra Shakya, Aaron Bishop, and Ryan Livingston, “The role of group velocity delay in Faraday rotation in a multilayer polymer lattice,” accepted to appear in the Journal of the Optical Society of America B (2012).

Publication: The Local Field Factor and Microscopic Cascading: A Self-Consistent Method Applied to Confined Systems of Molecules

Nathan J. Dawson and James H. Andrews, “The Local Field Factor and Microscopic Cascading: A Self-Consistent Method Applied to Confined Systems of Molecules,” to appear in the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 45, 035401(7pp) (2012).

Publication: Developing a Multi-Faceted Survey of Engineering Course for Junior and Senior Level High School Students

Robert J. Korenic, Assistant Professor, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology, presented his research paper titled Developing a Multi-Faceted Survey of Engineering Course for Junior and Senior Level High School Students at the 2010-2011 American Society of Engineering Educators North Central/ Illinois-Indiana conference which was held at Central Michigan University on April 1 through April 2, 2011.

Publication: An Actor-Network Perspective of QR Utilization

“An Actor-Network Perspective of QR Utilization”, Malinka Ivanova, Technical University-Sofia, College of Energetics and Electronics, Sofia, Bulgaria; Javed Alam, Youngstown State University, College of STEM, Youngstown, Ohio; Proceedings of the Fourth International Scientific Conference – FMNS2011, VOLUME 1,pp 105-110, 8 – 11 June 2011, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Publication: A constructive approach to e-learning: Learning through case-based reasoning

Arslanyilmaz, A. & Stulock,, A. (2009, January – February). A constructive approach to e-learning: Learning through case-based reasoning. Paper accepted to be presented at the 5th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society (January 30 – February 1). Huntsville, Alabama.

Publication: Online Learning in an Undergraduate E-Commerce Programming Course: An Example of a Case-Based Learning Environment

Arslanyilmaz, A., Toy, S., & Stulock, A. (2009, March). Online Learning in an Undergraduate E-Commerce Programming Course: An Example of a Case-Based Learning Environment. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Conference. (March 2-6). Charleston, SC.

Publication: Detection of chemical analytes using carbon nanotubes

P. Cortes, G.M. Brant and G.B. Smith “Detection of chemical analytes using carbon nanotubes”. Proceedings of XXXII National Meeting and I International Congress of the Mexican Association of Chemical Engineering (2011). Cancun, Mexico.

Publication: E-Learning in an Undergraduate E-Commerce Course: Experiences of Students in Internet- and Video-Based Instruction

Arslanyilmaz, A., Abbas, A. (2010, January). E-Learning in an Undergraduate E-Commerce Course: Experiences of Students in Internet- and Video-Based Instruction. 6th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society. Virtual Presentation. (January 15-17). Free University Berlin, Germany.

Publication: Empirical Assessment of UML Class Diagram Layouts Based on Architectural Importance

Sharif, B., (2011), “Empirical Assessment of UML Class Diagram Layouts Based on Architectural Importance”, post doctoral symposium track of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2011), Williamsburg, VA, USA, September 25-30, 2011, pp. 544-549

Publication: Vinyl Chloride Contamination in Aquifers at U.S. NPL Sites Correlated with Incidence of Liver Cancer

Professor Alan Jacobs, Geological & Environmental Sciences, coauthored a
research paper with Sarah Waldinger (sewaldinger@student.ysu.edu), cohort in
the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program (COFSP) and Upper Division Biology
major. The paper, “Vinyl Chloride Contamination in Aquifers at U.S. NPL
Sites Correlated with Incidence of Liver Cancer,” was presented orally by
Jacobs at the Fourth International Conference on Medical Geology in Bari,
Italy, held September 20-25, 2011.