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Coker College is a private, co-ed four-year liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker offers a four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.Coker College was founded in 1908, and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Coker's sports teams, nicknamed the Cobras, compete in NCAA Division II. Wikipedia.

Gloviczki P.J.,Coker College
Journal of Loss and Trauma | Year: 2016

In this essay, I use autoethnographic sketching (Rambo, 2007) to explore the experience of arriving at and withdrawing from the London School of Economics and its impact on my life and work. I especially draw on the importance of close relationships with family, which helped me cope with and overcome limitations associated with my physical disability, cerebral palsy, as I work toward personal and professional fulfillment. It is my hope that these words will motivate others to better cope with and overcome challenges in pursuit of their goals. © 2016, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Source

Gloviczki P.J.,Coker College
Journal of Loss and Trauma | Year: 2016

In this paper, I use autoethnographic sketches (Rambo, 2007) to examine the way that sports have taught me the value of persistence. Specifically, I explore the way that (a) playing baseball as a young child, (b) serving as the team manager on the high school football team, and (c) working out as an adult have each equipped me to cope with the limitations associated with my physical disability, cerebral palsy, while also allowing me to articulate my relationship to my body on my own terms. I hope that this paper encourages readers to examine the practices that undergird their lives and to explore the origins of the values that motivate their everyday experiences. 2016 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Source

Gloviczki P.J.,Coker College
Journal of Loss and Trauma | Year: 2016

In this paper, I use an autoethnographic sketch (Rambo, 2007) to offer a definition of trauma. This paper is broadly inspired by my research (Gloviczki, 2015) using case study methods (Yin, 2003) about online memorial groups. In pairing autoethnography and case study methods, I write to inspire a discussion about form, definition, and trauma. I also embrace the challenge of writing an entire scholarly paper within 140 characters, the standard length of a tweet on Twitter. I hope this approach opens fresh avenues for understanding research as well. 2016 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Source

Kano P.O.,Acunum Algorithms and Simulations LLC | Brio M.,Acunum Algorithms and Simulations LLC | Brio M.,University of Arizona | Dostert P.,Coker College | Cain J.,University of Arizona
Computers and Mathematics with Applications | Year: 2012

In this paper, the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidential reasoning is applied to the problem of optimal contour parameters selection in Talbot's method for the numerical inversion of the Laplace transform. The fundamental concept is the discrimination between rules for the parameters that define the shape of the contour based on the features of the function to invert. To demonstrate the approach, it is applied to the computation of the matrix exponential via numerical inversion of the corresponding resolvent matrix. Training for the Dempster-Shafer approach is performed on random matrices. The algorithms presented have been implemented in MATLAB. The approximated exponentials from the algorithm are compared with those from the rational approximation for the matrix exponential returned by the MATLAB expm function. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Rose T.,Coker College | Unnithan P.,Colorado State University
Policing | Year: 2015

Purpose – Policing is associated with a pronounced occupational subculture. Policing is also known for physical and mental stressors that are, arguably, more than other professions. The purpose of this paper is to hypothesize that those police officers who perceive themselves as not a part of the subculture (i.e. “out-group”) would experience more occupational stress in comparison to those who perceive themselves as a part of it (i.e. “in-group”). Design/methodology/approach – The authors use data from the Work and Family Services for Law Enforcement Personnel in the US survey (Delprino, 1997) and OLS regression to assess the direct association between officers’ perceptions of policing subculture membership and occupational stress. Findings – Results support the hypothesis, with in-group officers reporting significantly less occupational stress than out-group officers. This finding holds, with slight variations, when demographic and experiential variables are introduced as controls. Research limitations/implications – Findings are from an earlier survey and based on responses from 1,632 officers in 51 agencies. They are geographically limited. Practical implications – The importance of the protective function of subculture needs to be taken into account when attempting to deal with police stress. Social implications – This study provides ideas on how departments can utilize occupational subcultures to deal with the stress experienced by members. Originality/value – The relationship between police subculture and stress has not been examined empirically before. This study documents the positive impact of police subculture in terms of helping members deal with stress. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Source

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