Thomas Way
Villanova University
Publications 60
#1Lillian N. Cassel (Villanova University)H-Index: 15
#2Don Goelman (Villanova University)H-Index: 7
Last.Christo Dichev (WSSU: Winston-Salem State University)H-Index: 13
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Two faculty teams worked to develop significant content that could be presented in a variety of contexts to students with interests in many areas. This poster reports on the opportunities and the challenges encountered.
Feb 21, 2018 in SIGCSE (Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education)
#1Keith J. O'Hara (Bard College)H-Index: 11
#2Sven Anderson (Bard College)H-Index: 3
Last.Thomas Way (Villanova University)H-Index: 13
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This panel will include experience reports from five computer science faculty members who have team-taught courses with professors from outside the sciences. Specifically, we will discuss lessons learned and best practices with collaborating with faculty from the arts and humanities. Courses that look outward have the potential to broaden participation and promote computing's role in the broader world beyond software engineering concerns. The panelists will highlight how to: find a topic, find a...
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#1Nikola Zaharakis (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 10
#2Michael J. Mason (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 20
Last.Thomas Way (Villanova University)H-Index: 13
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The school environment is extremely salient in young adolescents’ lives. Adolescents who have unfavorable attitudes toward school and teachers are at elevated risk for dropping out of school and engaging in behavioral health risks. Peer network health—a summation of the positive and negative behaviors in which one’s close friend group engages—may be one way by which attitudes toward school exert influence on youth substance use. Utilizing a sample of 248 primarily African-American young urban ad...
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#1Jeremy Mennis (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 28
#2Michael J. Mason (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 20
Last.Kevin A. Henry (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 17
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Abstract Background Geographic ecological momentary assessment (GEMA) combines ecological momentary assessment (EMA) with global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS). This study evaluates the spatial accuracy of GEMA location data and bias due to subject and environmental data characteristics. Methods Using data for 72 subjects enrolled in a study of urban adolescent substance use, we compared the GPS-based location of EMA responses in which the subject indicated th...
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#1Michael J. Mason (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 20
#2John M. Light (Oregon Research Institute)H-Index: 14
Last.Brian R. Flay (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 78
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Abstract Background The current study investigated the moderating effect of peer networks on neighborhood disorder’s association with substance use in a sample of primarily African American urban adolescents. Methods A convenience sample of 248 adolescents was recruited from urban health care settings and followed for two years, assessing psychological, social, and geographic risk and protective characteristics. A subset of 106 substance using participants were used for the analyses. A moderatio...
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Jun 28, 2017 in ITiCSE (Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education)
#1Thomas Way (Villanova University)H-Index: 13
#2Mary-Angela Papalaskari (Villanova University)H-Index: 4
Last.Yamini Praveena Tella (Villanova University)H-Index: 1
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Recognizing that the changing nature of science and its reliance on massive amounts of data has led to the integral use of machine learning approaches in just about every discipline, we present the results of a multi-year research effort entitled "Broader and Earlier Access to Machine Learning." For this project, we explored teaching strategies for introducing machine learning topics to non-technical students in discipline-relevant ways, culminating in a large collection of ready-to-use learning...
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Jan 1, 2017 in AAAI (National Conference on Artificial Intelligence)
#1Todd W. Neller (Gettysburg College)H-Index: 7
#2Joshua Eckroth (Stetson University)H-Index: 4
Last.Sertac Karaman (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 34
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#1Michael J. Mason (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 20
#2Jeremy Mennis (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 28
Last.Laura King (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 3
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Although adolescent tobacco use has declined in the last 10 years, African American high school seniors’ past 30-day use has increased by 12 %, and as they age they are more likely to report lifetime use of tobacco. Very few urban youth are enrolled in evidenced-based smoking prevention and cessation programming. Therefore, we tested a text messaging smoking cessation intervention designed to engage urban youth through an automated texting program utilizing motivational interviewing-based peer n...
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#1Jeremy Mennis (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 28
#2Michael J. Mason (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 20
Last.Brian R. Flay (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 78
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BACKGROUND: This study investigates the association of activity space-based exposure to neighborhood disadvantage with momentary perceived stress and safety, and the moderation of substance use on those associations, among a sample of 139 urban, primarily African American, adolescents. METHOD: Geospatial technologies are integrated with Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to capture exposure to neighborhood disadvantage and perceived stress and safety in the activity space. A relative neighbor...
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Jul 11, 2016 in ITiCSE (Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education)
#1Thomas Way (Villanova University)H-Index: 13
#2Seth Whidden (Villanova University)H-Index: 1
This poster presents the results of two full cycles of a novel approach to Computer Science education that simplifies many of the pedagogical, organizational and administrative challenges in reaching across disciplines. We introduce a parallel, conjoined approach to constructing interdisciplinary offerings between Computer Science and a wide variety of other disciplines in a loosely-coupled fashion. Cooperating courses run simultaneously in nearby classrooms and meet together to collaborate nume...
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