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1. McSwain, Jheri-Lynn. Bridging the Gap: Community Gardens as a Supplement to Senior Adult Food Assistance Programs.

Degree: PhD, Forestry, 2018, Stephen F. Austin State University

Food insecurity and access to nutrition-rich food for senior adults receiving food assistance is an ever-growing concern in the United States. For households that lack accessible food, the availability of alternative sources of nutrition such as community gardens could be critically important to maintaining a stable level of food security. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of using a community garden as a supplemental food assistance tool for congregate meals sites and food pantries. This study encompassed the following three phases: 1) surveying the trends in Shelby County, Texas senior adults receiving food assistance to determine if there were differences between life satisfaction or food security by age or level of education, 2) interviewing food site directors to discern if they face challenges or limitations in storing or providing fresh vegetables to clientele, and 3) reviewing four successful Texas community gardens to assess their annual vegetable yields and community service hours while examining the use of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county agents to provide oversight of project and volunteers. An explanatory sequential methodology which entailed administering a questionnaire to 83 senior adults and interviews with four nutrition site directors was employed. The responses reflected that the senior adults surveyed indicated that they experienced food security issues, and the nutrition site directors had challenges and limitations in providing fresh vegetables to clients. However, the results indicated that there were no significant differences between life satisfaction and food security by age or level of education. Associations between life satisfaction and food security; life satisfaction and have grown a vegetable garden; and life satisfaction and number of times per day vegetables were consumed existed which were determined through analysis of this data. Future research should continue to be undertaken to identify how community gardens could be sustainable at the state level through Cooperative Extension System oversight, local government support, and volunteerism while addressing the limitations faced by nutrition site directors in providing clients with fresh produce. In addition, future research should also examine how gardens could be used as a low-cost supplemental food assistance tool in providing a more resilient and food-secure system for rural senior adults through the direct integration of food production and food consumption. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Pat Stephens Williams, Dr. Shelby Gull-Laird, Dr. Ray Darville.

Subjects/Keywords: Senior Adult; Nutrition; Community Garden; Extension; Food Security; Social and Behavioral Sciences

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APA (6th Edition):

McSwain, J. (2018). Bridging the Gap: Community Gardens as a Supplement to Senior Adult Food Assistance Programs. (Doctoral Dissertation). Stephen F. Austin State University. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/213

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

McSwain, Jheri-Lynn. “Bridging the Gap: Community Gardens as a Supplement to Senior Adult Food Assistance Programs.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, Stephen F. Austin State University. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/213.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

McSwain, Jheri-Lynn. “Bridging the Gap: Community Gardens as a Supplement to Senior Adult Food Assistance Programs.” 2018. Web. 19 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

McSwain J. Bridging the Gap: Community Gardens as a Supplement to Senior Adult Food Assistance Programs. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Stephen F. Austin State University; 2018. [cited 2019 Oct 19]. Available from: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/213.

Council of Science Editors:

McSwain J. Bridging the Gap: Community Gardens as a Supplement to Senior Adult Food Assistance Programs. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Stephen F. Austin State University; 2018. Available from: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/213

2. Brennan, Amy. Determining Public Perceptions toward Wildland Fire in the Veluwe Region of the Netherlands.

Degree: MS- Forestry, Forestry, 2016, Stephen F. Austin State University

The Netherlands has been facing a growing threat of wildfires due to warmer and drier weather patterns. The purpose of this study was to identify public perceptions toward wildland fire in the forested Veluwe region of the country. The Dutch have little experience with wildland fires or fire as a management tool. In a collaborative effort between Stephen F. Austin State University and the Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid, the Dutch public safety agency, a survey was distributed to residents and visitors to the Veluwe to reveal and quantify public opinions and perceptions regarding wildland fire and public expectations of government agencies in the event of a wildfire. Due to the lack of any significant historical context of wildfires, the assumption was that the Dutch do not see fire as an immediate threat. Findings from this survey revealed that visitors and residents of the Veluwe region are more aware of the wildfire problem in the Netherlands than originally anticipated. They do not see wildfires as an immediate threat to themselves, but rather a threat to nature areas within the country. Respondents to this survey also have high expectations of government agencies to inform them about wildfires. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Brian P. Oswald, Dr. Pat Stephens Williams, Dr. Ray Darville.

Subjects/Keywords: Netherlands; wildland fire; wildfire; public perceptions; survey; Veluwe; Forest Management; Other International and Area Studies; Social Statistics

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APA (6th Edition):

Brennan, A. (2016). Determining Public Perceptions toward Wildland Fire in the Veluwe Region of the Netherlands. (Masters Thesis). Stephen F. Austin State University. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/58

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Brennan, Amy. “Determining Public Perceptions toward Wildland Fire in the Veluwe Region of the Netherlands.” 2016. Masters Thesis, Stephen F. Austin State University. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/58.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Brennan, Amy. “Determining Public Perceptions toward Wildland Fire in the Veluwe Region of the Netherlands.” 2016. Web. 19 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Brennan A. Determining Public Perceptions toward Wildland Fire in the Veluwe Region of the Netherlands. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Stephen F. Austin State University; 2016. [cited 2019 Oct 19]. Available from: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/58.

Council of Science Editors:

Brennan A. Determining Public Perceptions toward Wildland Fire in the Veluwe Region of the Netherlands. [Masters Thesis]. Stephen F. Austin State University; 2016. Available from: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/58

3. Shortt, Mickey, Jr. DOES TOUCH HAVE A PLACE IN INTERPRETATION? RESEARCHING THE ROLE OF APPROPRIATE INTERPERSONAL TOUCH (AIT) IN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS.

Degree: MS- Resource Interpretation, Forestry, 2017, Stephen F. Austin State University

The role of interpersonal touch has been studied in communication fields, demonstrating a handshake or other form of appropriate interpersonal touch (AIT) has rendered favorable results in rapport building with an audience as well as developing audience comfort and receptivity to messaging. This study aimed to determine if the use of a handshake prior to interpretive programming would increase the positivity of perception of a visitor toward interpreters and/or the message shared by interpreters. Researchers also sought the viewpoints of professionals in the field of interpretation about the current use and perception of touch. Finally, a post-survey interview was conducted with each interpreter involved the study. Through three angles, the research demonstrated that AIT positively affects a visitor’s perception of the interpreter and the message shared. The research also provides boundaries and next steps toward researching AIT’s role in the field of interpretation. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Shelby Laird, Dr. Pat Stephens Williams, Dr. Ray Darville.

Subjects/Keywords: Interpretation; Audience; Immediacy Behaviors; Handshake; Credibility; Rapport; Outdoor Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Shortt, Mickey, J. (2017). DOES TOUCH HAVE A PLACE IN INTERPRETATION? RESEARCHING THE ROLE OF APPROPRIATE INTERPERSONAL TOUCH (AIT) IN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS. (Masters Thesis). Stephen F. Austin State University. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/95

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Shortt, Mickey, Jr. “DOES TOUCH HAVE A PLACE IN INTERPRETATION? RESEARCHING THE ROLE OF APPROPRIATE INTERPERSONAL TOUCH (AIT) IN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Stephen F. Austin State University. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/95.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Shortt, Mickey, Jr. “DOES TOUCH HAVE A PLACE IN INTERPRETATION? RESEARCHING THE ROLE OF APPROPRIATE INTERPERSONAL TOUCH (AIT) IN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS.” 2017. Web. 19 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Shortt, Mickey J. DOES TOUCH HAVE A PLACE IN INTERPRETATION? RESEARCHING THE ROLE OF APPROPRIATE INTERPERSONAL TOUCH (AIT) IN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Stephen F. Austin State University; 2017. [cited 2019 Oct 19]. Available from: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/95.

Council of Science Editors:

Shortt, Mickey J. DOES TOUCH HAVE A PLACE IN INTERPRETATION? RESEARCHING THE ROLE OF APPROPRIATE INTERPERSONAL TOUCH (AIT) IN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS. [Masters Thesis]. Stephen F. Austin State University; 2017. Available from: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/etds/95

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