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Faculty Development Committee


Recent Internal Award Recipients

Wheeler Award Recipients
Faculty Development Leave Recipients
Summer Fellowship Recipients



Wheeler Award Recipients


Spring 2009

  Max Buot (mathematics and computer science)
      Teaching probability and statistical inference using a randomization-based paradigm

  Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco (modern languages)
      Enhancement of Spanish 258:  Language and Culture of Guatemala

  Daniel Dwyer (philosophy)
      Post-war German philosophy

  Elizabeth Groppe (theology)
      Theological Foundations (T HEO111) and the relationships of justice and care project

  Thomas Knestrict (childhood education and literacy)
      Positive psychology in the social sciences

  Morten Kristiansen (music)
      Introduction to music literature

  Esmeralda Nastase (mathematics and computer science)
      A course in combinatorics

  Daewoo Park, Ravi Chinta, and Joe Carter (management and entrepreneurship)
      Enhancing Xavier/WCB entrepreneurship core curriculum (ENTR311) new venture planning


Fall 2008

  Christine Anderson (history)
      HIST 413 Sem:  The great migration in the U.S.

  Tom Clark (management and entrepreneurship)
      Social Entrepreneurship:  The arts

  Graley Heren (English) and George Farnsworth (biology)
      Enhancing experiential learning in Ireland

  Shelagh Larkin, Stephanie Brzuzy (Social Work; Carol Scheerer, Joan Tunningley (Occupational Therapy); Susan Namei, Barb Harland (Nursing); Eddie Hooker (health services Administration); and Renee Zucchero (psychology)
      Collaborative Teaming:  A multidisciplinary approach to working with older adult clients experiencing dementia

  Joseph Wagner, S.J. (mathematics and computer science)
      Enhancing the mathematical preparation of pre-service, secondary mathematics teachers


Spring 2008

  Gillian Ahlgren (theology)
      Enhancing theology and church history classes with integrative teaching

  Scott Boyar (management and entrepreneurship)
      The application and use of metrics in organizational decision making for human
 resource professionals

  Daniel Dwyer (philosophy)
      Contemporary French philosophy

  Anna Ghee (psychology)
      Preparing mental health professionals to serve ethically in a multicultural world

  Kaleel Skeirik (music)
      Two new music fine arts courses:  Music, War and Peace; Music, Love and Death

  Karim Tiro (history)
      Spices and the making of the modern world:  an exhibition at Findlay Market

  Kathy Winterman (special education)
      Administrative partnerships in special education


Fall 2007

  Rashmi Assudani (management and entrepreneurship)
      Enhancing in-class instruction using case studies

  Tongdong Bai (philosophy)
     Democracy and its critics

  Diane Ceo-DiFranceso, Irene Compton (modern languages) and
  Jane Conzett (ESL)
      Enhancing language classes with "Tell Me More"

  Margo Heydt (Social Work)
     Harm reduction theory:  Gaining an international perspective

  Janet Schultz and Cathy McDaniels-Wilson (psychology)
     Working with gay and lesbian clients:  Developing clinical supervision

  Mary Walker (marketing)
     Enhancing integrated marketing communications through media enhanced technology:  Curriculum development for both undergraduate and graduate courses

Spring 2007

  Christine Dacey (psychology)
      Participatory-action research:  A methodology for community-engaged 

  Michael Goldweber (mathematics & computer science) and Rachel Chrastil
     Support for a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar

  David Knutson (modern languages)
      Enhancing Business Spanish (SPAN306)

  Shelagh Larkin, (Social Work)
     Reinvigorating generalist practice into field education

  Carol Scheerer (occupational therapy)
     Expanding the definition of community

  Mary Lisa Vertuca (childhood education and literacy)
     Current research and best practice in preparing teaching candidates for the
  English Language Learner Classroom

  Timothy White (political science/sociology)
     Understanding Irish political culture through film

  Tyrone Williams, Norman Finkelstein and Christina Fisanick (English)
     Visiting poet series

  Kathy Winterman (special education)
     Creating early childhood classrooms for success

  Reneé Zucchero (psychology
     The co-mentoring project:  Memoir Writing enhancement

Fall 2006

Rashmi Assudani (management and entrepreneurship)
     Enhancing WCB undergraduate core curriculum (MGMT300, Managerial Behavior)

Ed Cueva (classics) and Debra Mooney (ignatian programs)
     Common reading program

John Fairfield (history) and Gene Beaupré (political science)
      Comparative democratic publics:  The USA & France

Christina Fisanick, (English)
     ENGL364:  Appalachian women writers

Julia O’Hara, (history)
     History, memory, and service learning in Central America

Mary Stroud (chemistry,
     Integrating instructional technology: development of web-based tutorials for physiological chemistry

Spring 2006

Shannon Byrne (classics)
    Ohio classical conference and Xavier University:  Getting high school teachers involved

Ed Cueva & Sean Burns (classics)
    Course development:  Latin in church documents
 Lara Dorger & Margaret Martin (ESL)
     Improving the teaching of outlining and academic rhetoric by incorporating a visual approach
Sherrie Human (management/entrepreneurship), Isaac Larison (education), Margaret McDiarmid (modern languages), Thomas Merrill (music) & Betty Porter (library)
    Renaissance man on campus: A visit with Rick Sowash
Gary Lewandowski & Bernd Rossa (math/computer science)
MATLAB training for use in interdisciplinary mathematics and computer science courses

Yvonne McKoy (nursing)
    Oxford Round Table

Ronald Montgomery (music)
    Montgomery's rules of musical engagement

Jo Ann Recker (modern languages), Stephen Frankel (philosophy), & Rachel Chrastil (history)
    Creating a Xavier summer program in Paris

Holly Toensing (theology)
    Homosexuality and biblical interpretation


Fall 2005

Dennis Long & Margo Heydt (social work)
    Reconceptualizing beginning level social work coursework
 Karl Stukenberg (psychology)
     Designing writing intensive courses across the curriculum:  Engaging students in the process of clear communication
Stephen Frankel (philosophy), Rachel Chrastil (history) & Jo Ann Recker (modern languages)
    Creating a Xavier summer program in Paris
Huizhen (Jean) Guo (math & computer science)
Implementing technology in teaching statistics

Spring 2005

Suzanne Chouteau (art)
    Plate Lithography
 Norman Finkelstein (English)
     Campus Visit by Poet/Critic Peter Gizzi
Lin Guo (health services administration)
    Course Development:  Operations Management in healthcare
David Mengel (history)
Agora to Piazza:  Public Space in Pre-Modern European Cities

Morell Mullins & Christine Dacey (psychology)
    Understanding Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
Daewood Park & Margaret Cunningham (management &              entrepreneurship)
     Enhancing WCB Undergraduate Core Curriculum Using Simulations
Susan Schmidt, Margaret King, Hilreth Lanig, Linda Moore, Linda Rieg, Linda Schmid, & Cindy Sublett  (nursing)
Clinical Nurse Leader Regional Meetings
Heidrun Schmitzer & Terrence Toepker (physics)
    Forensic Science Studies - A Cross Disciplinary Core Course
Karim Tiro (history)
     A History of the Pig in America, with Especial Reference to the City
      of Cincinnati
Tyrone Williams (English)
      Affrilachian Poetry

Fall 2004

Shannon Byrne & Fred Benda (classics)
    The State of Classics in Jesuit Higher Education Conference
 Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco (modern languages)
     Training for Technology Enhanced Second Language Instruction
 Margaret Cunningham & Daewoo Park (management & entrepreneurship)
    Enhancing WCB Undergraduate Core Curriculum:  MGMT302,Quality and Productivity in Operations
 Melody D'Ambrosio (education)
Revitalization of EDEC335 - Language Arts/Social Studies for Early Childhood Block in Spring and Fall 2005 Semesters
 Kim Howes (art)
    Rome Summer Workshop
 Hilreth Lanig (nursing)
    Oxford Round Table
 Michael Nelson (psychology)
Development of a video depictin anxiety-management skills for youth with children experiencing internalized conflict
 Kathleen Smythe & Robert Jefferson (history)
    The United States and Liberia

Spring 2004

Gerald Braun (information systems)
NET training course and curriculum development 

Suzanne Chouteau (art), Isaac Larison (education)and Betty Porter (McDonald Library) 
    Picture books: A symposium of art and literature across the curriculum

Paul Fiorelli (accountancy)
   ‘Life and debt’:  The director’s view of the impact of globalization in

Elizabeth Johnson (mathematics and computer science)
     Incorporating agile programming methods in software engineering

Hem Raj Joshi and Bernd Rossa (mathematics and computer science)
    Mathematics for biology and pre-med majors 

Adekunle Okunoye (information systems) 
    Adding comprehensive information security content to graduate and undergraduate telecommunications and networking courses

Carol Scheerer and Heather Gallew (occupational therapy)
   Developing the research component of the master of occupational therapy curriculum

Clint Schertzer (marketing)
     Development of a new course in data mining

Kathleen Smythe (history)
     African Environmental History

Fall 2003

Tom Clark (management & entrepreneurship)
    Hiring Xavier information systems student to help develop business systems for the business profession program 

E. Paul Colella (philosophy)
    The city as enclosed universe:  Art, culture, entertainment and the urban public

Chris Dacey and Cathy McDaniels-Wilson (psychology)
   Optimal theory, belief systems analysis, and paradigm shift:  A process for health and wholeness in the 21st century

Carolyn Jenkins (social work)
     Participation in the Oxford roundtable at St. Anthony's College in the
University of Oxford

Winston Vaughan and Tom Kessinger (education)
    Enhanced citizenship education:  Infusing service-learning into social studies pedagogy

Spring 2003

Graley Herren  (English)
    Literary texts & contexts in Ireland 

Brendan LaRocque, Julia O'Hara and Kathleen Smythe (history) 
    Development of library collection for teaching cross-cultural history with film

Michael Sweeney (philosophy)
   Study of the Arabic language

Carol Winkelmann (English)
     Women and sacred writing

Fall 2002

John Barrett, Chris Dacey and Janet Schultz (psychology)
    Teaching psychology faculty about professional conduct and ethics in light of the new ethical code of the American Psychological Association (2002) 

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco (modern languages)
    Modified oral proficiency interview training workshop

William O'Connell (education)
   Using video technology to teach systems theory in family relations

Deborah Tesch (information systems)
     Training in Visual Basic.
NET for Implementation in Introductory and Advanced Application Development Courses in the Undergraduate IS Curriculum

Mary Lisa Vertuca (education)
    Understanding poverty's impact on the educational process

Jodi Wyett (English)
ENGL 359:  Women and minorities:  Image in film

Spring 2002

Susan Namei and Hilreth Lanig (nursing)
    Globalization of nursing curriculum:  The status of maternal and child care in The Gambia 

*Daniel Otero and James Snodgrass  (mathematics and computer science)
    Theory of games and decision making:  A new core mathematics course

Fall 2001

Roshan Ahuja (marketing)

    Undergraduate Marketing Ethics: Time to Teach the Teacher

John Barrett, Christine Dacey, and Suzanne Norman (psychology)
    Teaching Psychology Faculty How to Integrate Case Study Methodology to Explore Issues of Diversity

Cynthia Dulaney and Cynthia Crown (psychology)
    The Integration of Hollywood Film Clips in Two Undergraduate Courses in Psychology

*George W.M. Harrison, Edmund Cueva, Shannon Byrne (classics), and Cathy Springfield (theatre)
    Conference - SENSE

Michael Nelson (psychology)
    Development of a video depicting depression-management skills for use with children experiencing internalized conflict

Phyllis Laine (biology) and Cynthia Geer (education)
    Production of a Video to Train New Instructors in the Pedagogy Approach
Used in a Revised Life Investigations Laboratory I

Margery Shupe (education - graduate counseling)
    Service Learning as a Necessary Component to Counselor Professional

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Spring 2001

Suzanne Chouteau (art)
Digitally Assisted Printmaking

Michael Goldweber and Liz Johnson (mathematics and computer
Using Robots in Introductory Computer Science

Richard Gruber (history)
American History through American Music

Fall 2000

Gillian Ahlgren (theology)
Developing a Christina Mystic Web Page

Paul Colella (philosophy)
    Contemporary American Literary Culture: The View from Italy

Marie Giblin (theology) and Margo Heydt (social work)
    Creation of a new interdisciplinary course for Fall 2001: Religion, Ethics, and Professional Practice

Irene Hodgson (modern languages)
    Latin America on the Web and on Tape

Frank Oppenheim (philosophy)
    Updating Philosophy 317 into the 21st Century

Tyrone Williams, Jodi Wyett, and Allison Russell (English)
    Visiting Professor Series

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Spring 2000

Lynda Kilbourne (management)
Faculty Development: legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Vimala Majeti (chemistry)
  Videotape Demonstrations of Microscale Organic Lab Techniques

Isam Marawi (chemistry)
Continuation to 'Inquiry Format for the General Chemistry Laboratory'

James McCann, S.J. (political science)
Northern Ireland: Strengthen the Peace Process

Ginger McKenzie (education)
First International Symposium: Research on Montessori Education

Yvonne McKoy (nursing)
Rhythms of Caring: A Cadence

Michael Nelson, Susan Kenford and John Barrett (psychology)
Continuation of Diversity Workshops

Fall 1999

Christine Anderson and Kathleen Smythe (history)
Visiting Lecturers on Comparative Race-Making in South Africa and the  U.S.

Norman Finkelstein and Tyrone Williams (English)
Campus Visit from Michael Palmer

Hilreth Lanig and Susan Namei (nursing)
Hispanic Concentration in Nursing

Michael Nelson, Susan Kenford, and John Barrett (psychology)
Ethnic Minorities: Psychological Assessment and Education Strategies

Suzanne Norman (psychology)
Master Teacher in Gerontology Workshop: Teaching the Psychology of Aging

Daewoo Park (management and entrepreneurship)
Enhancing Undergraduate and MBA-Level Global Strategy and International Management Courses

Susan Shapiro (classics)
The Latin TV News Project

Debbie Tesch (accounting and information systems)
Java Application Development in the Undergraduate IS Curriculum

* Indicates permission has been granted to share this proposal with other faculty. 

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Faculty Development Leave Recipients



Rashmi Assudani (management and entrepreneurship)
   Workplace design:  The imperative role of physical environment in professional work settings


Brent Blair (biology)
   Ecosystem impact of the invasive shrub Amur Honeysuckle (lonicara maackii) on forest remnants of southwestern Ohio


Mee-Shew Cheung (marketing)
   The role of global supply chain management in enhancing the performance of bottom-of-the-pyramid ventures


Marco Fatuzzo (physics)  

Cosmic-ray diffusion through giant molecular clouds:  Implications for star formation


Kelly Phelps (art)
   Developing a renewed way of creating artwork


Ron Quinn (sports studies)
   The application of Ignatian pedagogy to sports through the development of an integrated coaching and sports education model


Amy Whipple (history)
   Ordinary People:  The Cultural Origins of Thatcherism in Britain, 1950-1979


David Yi (economics)
   Determinants of fundraising efficiency of nonprofit organizations





Shannon Byrne (classics)
   Maecenas:  Politician, patron and legend


Rachel Chrastil (history)
   Civilians under siege:  Strasbourg 1870


E. Paul Colella (philosophy)
   Giambattista Vico, poetic imagery and the public sphere


Irene Compton (modern languages)  

Oh, Du mein Österreich, oh, Du mein Heimatland.  Elfriede Jelineks Österreichbild


John Fairfield (history)
   Movies and cities:  An historical relationship


Norman Finkelstein (English)
   Book on renewed forms of spirituality and religious faith in the contemporary American long poem


Michael Goldweber (mathematics and computer science)
   VDE educational materials


Robert Jefferson (history)
   Caravan leader:  Ulysses Lee and the black aesthetic tradition, 1913-1969


Vishal Kashyap (marketing)
   Compliance and value synchronization in interfirm relationships


Kara Northway (English)
   The hand of craftsmen at work in early modern drama

Jamal Rashed (economics)
   Competitiveness, investment and economic growth in transition countries:  An analysis


Michael Rimler (economics)
   Partial collusion and product differentiation


Heidrun Schmitzer (physics)
   Using nonlinear optics for imaging techniques


Ann Marie Tracey (accountancy)  

Systematic disparate treatment:  Is it a new vehicle for proving discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act?






M. Christine Anderson (history)
   Claiming American identities:  explorations in American culture and history


William Anyonge (biology)
   Functional morphology of three species of extinct east African Miocene canivorans


George Farnsworth (biology)
   Variability in extra-pair paternity in mockingbirds as a function of latitude


Edward Hahnenberg (theology)
   When the church calls: toward an ecclesial understanding of vocation


Hem Raj Joshi (mathematics/computer science)
   Effect of health care information distribution on the HIV epidemic


Sarah Melcher (theology)
   An ethical approach to the prohibitions of Leviticus 18 and 20:  sexual intercourse, land, and inheritance in ancient Israel


David Mengel (history)
   Emperor Charles IV (1346-1378) and local religion in medieval Prague


John Sniegocki (theology)
   Catholic social teaching and global justice


Joseph Wagner (mathematics/computer science)
   Instructional practices that promote inquiry and dialogue in an advanced mathematics classroom


Carol Winkelmann (English)
   The language of Buddhist nuns in the Indian Himalayas





Tongdong Bai (philosophy)
A philosophical commentary of the analects and investigations of other issues in early Chinese political philosophy

Jennifer Beste (theology)
    Children, sin and moral agency in the Catholic tradition

Suzanne Chouteau (art)

Craig Davis (chemistry)
    Synthesis of novel oxygen-activating nickel (II) complexes

Cynthia Geer (education)
    Examination of professional development models and evaluation techniques in science education and technology

Thomas Hayes (marketing)
    Marketing colleges and universities: A multi-book proposal

Timothy Kloppenborg (management/entrepreneurship)
    Contemporary project management:  Initiating, planning and executing successful projects

Felicia Kruse (philosophy)
    Two articles in aesthetics

W. Michael Nelson (psychology)
Keeping your cool:  The anger management workbook series

Adekunle Okynoye (management information systems)
Diffusion of IT innovations and service provision:  Examination of banking sector

Karim Tiro (history)
    A history of the pig in America, with especial reference to the city of Cincinnati, otherwise known as "Porkopolis"



Elizabeth Groppe (theology)
The Holy Spirit and the Christian-Jewish Schism

Graley Herren English)
    Specters & Spectators:  The Film and Television Work of Samuel Beckett

Dena Morton (mathematics and computer science)
    Lectures in Topology

Daniel Otero (mathematics and computer science)
    Calculus from a Historical Perspective

Amit Sen (economics and human resources)
    An Examination of the Relationship Between the Male and Female Unemployment Rates: Evidence from OECD Countries

Jonathan Tan (theology)
    Introducing Asian American Theologies

Trudelle Thomas (English)
    Children's Spirituality: Text and Image



Marco Fatuzzo (physics) - fall 2004
Two studies in theoretical astrophysics:  Cosmic-ray production in supernova remnants and estimating the fraction of solar systems with habitable planets

Norman Finkelstein (English) - fall 2004
"Eden, glossolalia of light":  The problematics of the spirit in the contemporary american long poem 

C. Walker Gollar (theology) 
Self-help and solidarity in Cincinnati's antebellum Union Baptist Church

Mark Sena (information systems) 
Business intelligence:  A survey of current practices and framework for achievement of benefits

Jodi Wyett (English) - fall 2004
Reading women:  The 'Female Novel" and the woman reader, 1752-1818


Michael Goldweber (mathematics and computer science) - spring 2004

Sherrie Human (management and entrepreneurship) - spring 2004
Entrepreneurial process and characteristics:  A comparison of independent, corporate and incubator entrepreneurial contexts 

David Knutson (modern languages) - spring 2004
Worlds apart:  Images of rich and poor in the 20th century Spanish novel

Richard Polt (philosophy) - spring 2004
The emergency of being:  On Heidegger's contributions to philosophy


Steve Herbert (physics) - spring 2003
Fabrication and Measurement of Three-Dimensional Superconducting Josephson Junction Arrays

Martin McDowell (heath services administration) - fall 2002
Investigation of Factors Useful in Accurate prediction of Prostate    Cancer Risk Based on Screening Tests and Risk Factor Modeling

Dennis O'Reilly (accountancy) - fall 2002
The Effects of Contingency Fee Arrangements on Accountant's    Litigation Support Judgments

*Geraldo Sousa (English) - spring 2003
Habitual Pleasure: Shakespeare and the Art of Living

Michael Sweeney (philosophy) - spring 2003
Augustine and Aquinas on the Public Exercise of Philosophy: The    Politics of Contemplation

Debbie Tesch (information systems) - fall 2002
Modeling Information Technology (IT) Project Management 
Implementation Discrepancies: Perceptions from Project Managers, IT   Professional, and End Users


Melanie Blackwell (economics and human resources) - fall 2001
A Visiting Expert Partnership with the Food and Agricultural    Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Priscilla O'Clock (accounting and information systems) - fall 2001
Management Control and Incentive Systems: An Exploratory Study of   the Impact of Cultural Differences 

Camille Schuster (marketing) - fall 2001
Doing Business Using a Consumer-Centered Paradigm

Kathleen Smythe (history) - spring 2002
Fipa Families: Missionary Schooling and Social Reproduction in    Nkansi, Ufipa, 1880-1960


Kathleen Hart (psychology) - academic year
Assessment of Juvenile Competence to Stand Trial

Gary Lewandowski (mathematics and computer science) -    academic year
Visiting Scholar at Hope College

Frank Oppenheim, S.J. (philosophy) - fall 2000
Royce's Relations with Peirce, James and Dewey

Kenneth Overberg, S.J. (theology) - spring 2001
The Mystery of God and Suffering

Jamal Rashed (economics and human resources) - spring 2001
The Impact of Multinational Corporations on Capital-Rich, Labor-Poor Economies and the New Determinants of Foreign Direct Investments

Jack Reamy (health services administration) - fall 2000
Physician Workforce Reforms in Lithuania: A Period of Rapid Transition

Raghu Tadepalli (marketing) - fall 2000
Supervisory Antecedents to the Customer Orientation, Job Satisfaction, and Performance of American and Mexican Salespeople: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

Timothy White (political science and sociology) - fall 2000
Colonialism and Beyond: Politics in the Irish Republic

Carol Winkelmann (English) - fall 2000
The Language of Suffering: an Ethnolinguistic Perspective on Battered   Women, Religion and Abuse

* Indicates permission has been granted to share this proposal with other faculty. 

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Summer Fellowship Recipients



Dennis Frost (history)
The other games:  Paralympic sports and disability in modern Japan


Natalia Jacovkis (modern languages)
          The flaneur in a globalized city:  La virgen de los sicarios, by Fernando Vallejo


Margaret Martin (ESL)
         Examining teacher and student attitudes toward western cultural content in reading materials in Sri Lankan English clasrooms


Cathy McDaniels-Wilson (psychology)
         The extensive sexual violation and sexual abuse histories of incarcerated women - twelve year follow-up


Christopher Pramuk (theology)
         Say hello and goodbye:  Meditations on pregnancy, miscarriage, and infant loss


Nicholas Salsman (psychology)
        Dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personal disorder:  A case study


Thomas Strunk (classics)
         Against the Principate:  Libertas and the political thought of Tacitus


Lifang Wu (management and entrepreneurship)
        A study on supply chain behaviors of industrial clusters





Jennifer Beste (theology)
Second graders' experiences of the sacrament of reconciliation


Tina Davlin-Pater (sports studies)
          Perceptual style, visual input and balance performance


Elizabeth Groppe (theology)
         Eating:  A volume for the Constructive Theology Workgroup's "Everyday Practices" series


Huizhen (Jean) Guo (mathematics/computer science)
         Quantile estimation and quantile comparison for gamma distributions


Mack Mariani (political science and sociology)
         The pipeline:  Female state legislators and patterns of congressional advancement


Paul O'Hara (history)
        The very model of modern urban decay:  Race and dystopia


Nicholas Salsman (psychology)
         Borderline personality disorder, emotion regulation and emotional intensity:  A multi-site study


Kathleen Smythe (history)
        Development?  A post-colonial history of Ufipa


Aaron Szymkowiak (philosophy)
         The misery of vice:  Malthus and the morality of "preventive" checks on population





Rashmi Assudani (management and entrepreneurship)
Factors that have a potential to moderate ‘distance’ – implications for geographically distributed work


Vishal Kashyap (marketing)
          Developing salesforce relationalism:  the role of distributive and procedural justice


Thomas Knestrict (education)
         ’A trip to Holland?’ investigating coping strategies over time of parents of children with disabilities


Dena Morton (mathematics/computer science)
         The algebra of a colorful word


Zak Sitter (English)
         The aesthetics of orientalism in nineteenth-century Britain


Amy Whipple (history)
         “Ordinary People”:  The Cultural Origins of Thatcherism in Britain,


David Yi (economics)
         Managerial incentives and charity efficiency




William Anyonge (biology)

Paleobiology of the east and south African MiocenePleistocene carnivoran guild:  an investigation of body mass, cranial and post cranial morphology as indicators of locomotor and dietary behavior


Hem Raj Joshi (mathematics & computer science)

Optimal harvesting in a fishery model


Marsha Karagheusian (art)

The drawing, painting and sculpting of the human form


Vishal Kashyap (marketing)

Measuring distributive justice in an inter-organizational setting


José María Mantero (modern languages)

Visualizing the myth:  Omar Cabezas and the creation of the new Nicaragua


David Mengel (history)

Travel, research, and writing necessary to complete a draft of a book

Tara Michels (communication arts)

Buzz marketing



Daniel Dwyer (philosophy) – first year
    Preconceptual Content in Perception Husserl and McDowell
Christian End (psychology) – first year
    Reaction to social identity threat: A study of sports fans' public reactions after their preferred team experiences loss
Anna Ghee (psychology)
    Emotional Inteligence and Peer Group Influence as Predictors of Risky Alcohol Use within College Students
Vishal Kashyap (marketing) – first year
    The Linkages between Governance, Justice and Outcomes in Marketing Channels of Distribution
Brendan LaRocque (history)
    Travel India to conduct archival research
Morell Mullins (psychology)
Reactions to Hiring Measures as a Function of Response Scales: Fairness, Face Validity, and Perceived Performance
Richard Mullins (chemistry) – first year
    Medicinal Chemistry of Kalkotoxin, a Secondary Metabolite of Lyngbya Majuscula
Kara Northway (English) – first year
'Goodly speeches': The Hand of Craftsmen in the Political Poetry of Renaissance Pageants
John Sniegocki (theology) – first year
    Catholic Social Teaching and Global Justice
 Aaron Szymkowiak philosophy)
    Francis Hutcheson's Painless Imagination and the Relationships between Beauty and Morality
 Karim Tiro (history)
    France and the Oneida Indian Nation, 1785-1820
 Holly Toensing (theology)
Home is Where the Heart Is
 Stephen Yandell (English)
    Political Prophecy in Medieval Wales




Gillian Ahlgren (theology)
The ontology of intimacy

Michelle Brady (philosophy)
The rhetoric of Locke's moral education

Shannon Byrne (classics)
Hesiot, Pheidias, Athena Parthenos, and Pandora

Tina Davlin (education)
The relationship between perceptual style and balance ability

Robert Jefferson (history)
Delivering for the race:  African Americans and the Chicago Post Office, 1928-1950

Mark Nagy (psychology)
The analysis of a job satisfaction survey given to participants working for the Veterans Health Administration

Heidrun Schmitzer (physics)
Spin transfer form light to birefringent particles in the mode field of an optical single mode fiber

Amit Sen (economics and human resources)
The time series properties of medical net discount rates

Jonathan Tan (theology)
Introducing Asian-American theologies

2004-- First-year Faculty

Tongdong Bai (philosophy)
Bohr's and Pauli's philosophy of physics

Jennifer Beste (theology)
A defense of 'Women's Experience' as source and norm for feminist theology

Mary Conway Dato-on (marketing)
A cross-cultural study of self-serving bias in customer co-production

George Farnsworth (biology))
Optimal foraging strategies and numerical competence in untrained chickadees

Christina Fisanick (English))
The embodied pedagogue:  Teaching and writing with the body

Steven Frankel (philosophy)
The dialogue between philosophy and religion in Spinoza's "Tracatus Theologico Politicus"

Hem Raj Joshi (mathematics/computer science)
Optimal harvesting in an integro-difference population model with Beverton-Holt growth

David Mengel (history)
Travel to Prague, research and writing

Adekunle Okunoye (information systems)
Innovation and process improvements in higher education administration and management:  An examination of STARS project -- ERP implementation at Xavier University

Ann Marie Tracey (accountancy)
TThe Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002:  Is it effective and ethical?



George Harrison (classics)
Cisterns of Roman Crete

Graley Herren (English)
Samuel Beckett's radio plays

2003-- First-year Faculty

Paul Cichello (economics and human resources)
The changing face of poverty in the new
South Africa

Jason Franz (art)
The live model as source and subject for contemporary drawing and painting in an intensive studio production of new works

Thomas Merrill (music)
New choral music:  Compositions for the cambiata ensemble

Amit Sen (economics and human resources)
Assessing the performance of some new unit root tests designed for the trend-break stationary alternative

Tracy Yin (nursing)
Promoting student nurse success on national licensure examinations


Alan Baker (philosophy)
Criteria for Scientific Theory Choice in a Complex World

Jack Barrett (psychology)
    Quality of Life of Elderly Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

Marco Fatuzzo (physics)
A Theoretical Investigation of the Unique Star Population at the   Galactic Center

Dena Morton (mathematics and computer science)
The Morava K-theory of the Spectrum bo

Doug Olberding (education)
Understanding strategic management in U.S. Olympic sport    organizations: Does planning matter?

Daneilla Sarnoff (history)
Women in French Fascism, 1919-1939

Charles Snodgrass (English)
Scottish Romanticism: National Identity and the Novel in Blackwood's   Circle

Jodi Wyett (English)
"Quixotic Characters: Charlotte Lennox's The Female Quixote (1752)    and the Eighteenth-Century Woman Reader"


Michelle Brady (philosophy)
Mind Over Matter: The Will and the Passions in Descartes

Norman Finkelstein (English)
   Hineni: Volume Two of Track

Susan Kenford (psychology)
Are we all the same? An exploration of potential ethnic differences in    smoking cessation outcome.  The state of graduate training in addictive    disorders and substance abuse treatment.

Hema Krishnan (management)
Exploring the Relationship between Price Paid and Subsequent Work    Force Reduction in Major Related Acquisitions: An Agency Theory    Perspective

*Sarah Melcher (theology)
Scripture in Emancipatory Perspectives

Randall Patnode (communication arts)
Heralding Radio: The Social Construction of Broadcasting From 1922 to 1927

Susan Shapiro (classics)
Historical essay to accompany Commentary on Cicero's Second,    Third, and Fourth Catilinarian Orations

Geraldo U. de Sousa (English)
The Phenomenology of Home in Othello and The Merchant Venice


Graley Herren (English)
Ghosts in the Machine: A Study of Samuel Beckett's Plays for    Television

Hema Krishnan (management and entrepreneurship)
Measuring Uniqueness in Complementary Acquisitions and Examining  its Implications for Post-Acquisition Performance

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