FACULTY NEWS AND NOTES

Awards and Honors

John D. Rossi, associate professor of accounting, has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2010 Ursel K. Albers Mentor of the Year Award. The award is given by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the IMA overall and to IMA student members in particular. Professor Rossi will be recognized at the IMA Student and Educator Awards Luncheon to be held Sunday, June 6 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel as part of the IMA Annual Conference and Exposition. 

Publications

Bob Brill, associate professor of psychology, recently collaborated with Dr. Nancy Stone (Missouri University of Science and Technology) and Dr. Sylvia Roch (SUNY, Albany). Their article, "Technology in the Classroom: Reflections and Lessons Learned," was published in the April 2010 issue of The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist.

Conferences and Presentations

Kristin Baxter, visiting assistant professor of art, recently presented two papers at the (2010) Conference for the National Art Education Association in Baltimore. She presented "Initiating Social Justice through Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Preservice Classroom Teachers Create Collaborative Art for Life Exhibition" with one of her students, Kristine George. Professor Baxter also presented "The Balancing Act: Re-Examining the Leadership Role through the Scholarly Lives of Novice Moms." Her co-presenters for that paper were Ami Kantawala Worah (Columbia University), Borim Song (East Carolina University), and Margaret Walker (University of Maryland).

Psychology professor Bob Brill participated in the symposium "The Data-Driven Classroom: Scholarly Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching" as part of the 25th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, held in Atlanta on April 10, 2010. Participating with colleagues from Cleveland State University, Eastern Connecticut University, and Roanoke College, Bob's contribution to the symposium was "Comparative Case Studies of I/O Psychology Service Learning Projects." Bob presented and compared assessment data from two service learning projects in two different course contexts, a general introductory course in I/O Psychology and an advanced seminar.

Theresa Dougal, associate professor and chair of English, presented a paper in March at the Annual Meeting for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her paper, titled "Mary Wollstonecraft on Screen: Accuracy and Effect in the 21st-Century Biopic," was part of a session called "Creatively Writing the Long Eighteenth-Century: Historical Fiction, Entertainment and Credibility."

Dan Libby, chemistry professor, and Carol Baker Libby, chemistry adjunct, attended the American Chemical Society's Leadership Institute conference held in January of this year. Carol, a member of the executive committee of the ACS Local Section Activities Committee, presented a session on "Planning Effective Events." She also attended a workshop for "Extraordinary Leaders." Dan Libby is on the executive committee of the Women Chemists Committee and is national meeting program chair and an alternate councilor for the ACS Division of Professional Relations. He participated in diversity strategic planning sessions and attended leadership courses on motivating volunteers and involving colleagues in dialogue.

Arash Naraghi, assistant professor of philosophy, presented his paper "Islam and the Respect Conception of Tolerance as a Prerequisite of Global Secularism" at the conference on The Future of Secularism and the Public Role of Religion in Iran, held at Lake Forest College, March 27-28, 2010.

Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave a paper in April at the Comparative Literature Symposium American Studies as Transnational Practice at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Her paper, "One American Voice: The New World Monologue from Amiri Baraka to Anna Deavere Smith," was part of the panel "Transnationalism, New World Voices, and Critical Cosmopolitanism."

Other News

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum, recently served as a member of a team of external reviewers of the Department of Psychology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The other team members were Julio Ramierz (Davidson College) and Debra Hull (Wheeling Jesuit University). Dunn was invited to specifically comment on best practices for undergraduate research with faculty members, curriculum matters, the teaching of statistics in psychology, and the role of lab-based courses in the social sciences.

Faramarz Farbod, adjunct instructor for political science, was a guest on Centering on Peace, a call-in television program on BCTV, April 13. The program's discussion topic was the Middle East.

John D. Rossi, associate professor of accounting, was recently elected to serve as a governor of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society (SCMS)—a leadership group within Global Institute of Management Accountants. He will be formally inducted at the annual meeting in Baltimore in June. For more information on SCMS, see http://scms.imanet.org/

Stacey B. Zaremba, professor of psychology, will be honored by CIGNA and the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the 14th Annual Celebrate Life!®, the Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon, on Sunday, April 18, 2010. She will be honored as Outstanding Survivor Volunteer in recognition for the work she does as a member of the Board of the YWCA of Bethlehem.  

A presentation given earlier this year by Amy Dumouchel, electronic resources and reference librarian, and Beth Fuchs, reference, digital projects, and outreach librarian, at the annual Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) conference was highlighted in "Getting a Grip on E-Resources," an article by Dan Tonkery, in the April 2010 issue of Information Today. "The hidden gem [of the conference] was a presentation by Amy Dumouchel and Beth Fuchs, two young librarians from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa.," wrote Tonkery. "These two transformed their small, cash-strapped institution by using Google's free suite of resources."

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