Awards, Fellowships, and Special Recognitions

Joyce Hinnefeld, associate professor of English and director of the Writing Center, has been selected for a 2009-2010 Isherwood Foundation Fellowship for Writers. The author of the novel In Hovering Flight (2008), Professor Hinnefeld expects her new novel, Stranger Here Below (Unbridled Books), to be available this fall.

Moravian Theological Seminary Professor Walter Wagner received a prestigious award for his 2008 book, Opening the Qur’an: Introducing Islam's Holy Book (University of Notre Dame Press). The book was included in the "2009 Outstanding Academic Title" list by Choice magazine, a leading source of academic book reviews in higher education. Released January 1, 2010, the list includes only 3 percent of the titles submitted to the magazine for consideration. According to Irving Rockwell, editor and publisher of Choice, "these outstanding works have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as important, often the first, treatment of their subject." The cover jacket of Opening the Qur’an will include a seal labeling it as a 2009 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine.  

Articles and Publications

A new edition of a textbook co-edited by Kerry Cheever, professor and chair of nursing, is available: Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (12th ed.), edited by S. Smeltzer, B. Bare, J. Hinkle, and K. H. Cheever. The book is a comprehensive medical-surgical nursing textbook in publication for more than forty years and distributed worldwide. Professor Cheever has been an associate editor for the eleventh and current editions. For the 13th and subsequent editions, Professor Cheever and Jan Hinkle will be senior editors, as current senior editors Suzanne Smeltzer and Brenda Bare will retire after this edition.

The third edition of Dana Dunn's A Short Guide to Writing about Psychology (Pearson-Longman, 2011) is now in print. (Copies are available in the college bookstore.) Dunn is a professor of psychology, director of the Learning in Common Curriculum, president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2).

Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor of sociology and director of the LVAIC Africana Consortium, published a review in the journal The Social Studies (Vol. 101, ISS 1, 2010: 34-35). Professor Rosen reviewed Global Perspectives in the Geography Curriculum: Reviewing the Moral Case for Geography by Alex Standish (Western Connecticut State University). 

Conferences and Presentations

Psychology professor Dana S. Dunn gave the keynote talk at the 2010 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Teaching Pre-Conference, which was held in Las Vegas, Nev., on Thursday, January 28, 2010. He spoke on "Reviving Unobtrusive Measures for Engaging Students in Social Psychological Research."

Amy Dumouchel, electronic resources and reference librarian, and Beth Fuchs, reference, digital projects, and outreach librarian, presented "GoogleSweet: Leveraging Google's Free Suite of Resources," at the Electronic Resources & Libraries (ERL) Conference on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, February 2010.

Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, presented her paper "Secular International Fantasy and Sacred Kathakali in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things" at the (SALA) South Asian Literary Association Annual Conference December 2009 in Philadelphia.

Joel Wingard, professor of English and director of the Writing-across-the-Curriculum Program, was a presenter on a panel about Writing Program Assessment at the fall quarterly meeting of the Philadelphia Area Writing Program Administrators, held at Drexel University. He discussed the way the Moravian College English Department's assessment process contributed to the curricular revision of its English major.

Other News

Melanie Davis, adjunct instructor of sociology, passed her dissertation defense in education at Widener University with a specialty in human sexuality education. The title of her dissertation is "Sexuality Education as Perceived by Physicians and Therapists: An Assessment of Attitudes About and Interest in Referring Patients to Sexuality Educators."

Political Science professor Gary Olson's review essay "Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization and P.W. Singer's Wired for War," appeared on Znet, February 9, 2010.  

Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor of sociology, was elected to the Board of Directors of WDIY, Lehigh Valley public radio.

A review blurb by Joel Nathan Rosen appeared on the jacket of Robert F. Lewis II's Smart Ball: Marketing the Myth and Managing the Reality of Major League Baseball (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2010).

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