Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
Fourth Quarter 2012
Dustin Lewis, associate director in the Office of Student Involvement, was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Professional Award from the Mid America Region of the National Association of Campus Activities. Lewis was recognized for his service, creativity, and commitment to the profession, as well as his display of genuine support and regard for students.
Xavier University received Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s award for Outstanding Organics Recycler. The award was presented at the 8th Annual Recycling Awards Ceremony. Xavier was recognized for its achievements in waste reduction and organics diversion.
Sr. Nancy Linenkugel, chair and director of Health Services Administration, was honored as one of 30 past notable global winners at the annual ATHENA International October Conference in Chicago. ATHENA International was founded in 1982 to encourage more women to take leadership roles. Linenkugel received an ATHENA award in 1992 for Sandusky, Ohio and was invited to be part of a group that developed the institution's leadership model, which is still used today.
Judy Molnar, executive director of infrastructure and technology support, and Sandra Richtermeyer, chair and professor of accountancy, were selected as two of the "One Hundred Wise Women" in Cincinnati. The group honored 25 women at its quarterly networking breakfast Oct. 26. Read more about the honorees.
Jeff Ledford, production manager for Xavier Dining, was recently named Chef of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region as part of Chartwell Higher Education’s "You First" recognition program. Ledford’s focus on quality, efficiency and speed were skills learned in some of Cincinnati’s top restaurants over the past ten years. In his third year at Xavier, Jeff led his culinary team and made improvements to increase freshness while decreasing sodium and preservatives. Under his leadership, the Hoff Dining Commons makes marinara sauce in house and the pizza dough is made daily in the bakery. Additionally, based on feedback from vegan students and administrators, Jeff added a “flexitarian” vegan entrée made to order without gluten ingredients at our salad station.
Marilyn Clark, adjunct professor of english, self-published her book, Mrs. Cratchit's Christmas, a retelling of the classic Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol from the perspective of Mrs. Bob Cratchit. Clark is partnering with Amy Roloff, from the TLC series "Little People, Big World", and donating half of the book's profits to the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation. The book features a disabled child, character Tiny Tim, and Clark wishes to use sales from the book to benefit organizations working with children with disablities. The book is available through amazon or through outskirtspress.com.
Third Quarter 2012
Debora Kuchey, associate professor in the Department of Childhood Education and Literacy, received this year's Kenneth Cummins Award for math education. The award is given by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics for exemplary mathematics teaching to a college-level teacher of mathematics or mathematics education.
Rabbi Abie Ingber, founding director of the Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, was honored as a Champion for Connecting Cultures and Communities at the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission’s annual awards dinner in May.
Christopher Pramuk, professor of theology, was a 2012 Catholic Press Award Winner for his story "A Hidden Sorrow" that was featured in America Magazine. The first place story is a well-written combination of story-telling and heartfelt observation that is told from the point of view of the father experiencing miscarriage and loss.
Shelagh Larkin, clinical faculty member and director for field education in the Department of Social Work, had her book "Applying Your Generalist Training: A Field Guide for Social Workers" published by Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning. The book provides insight about content and resources necessary to achieve the goals of field education.
First Quarter 2012
Pattie Waldbillig, a secretary in the Psychological Services Center, received the President's Volunteer Service Award for her work with the non-profit Soldiers' Angels. As a volunteer for Soldiers' Angels, Waldbillig wrote about 200 letters, sent care packages and camo quilts to American troops overseas. She booked more than 275 hours of service for Soldiers' Angels in 2011. Read the full announcement about Waldbillig’s award. Waldbillig has been a volunteer with Soldiers' Angels for two years and also is an ambassador-level volunteer with Adopt A U.S. Soldier.
Christian End, associate professor of psychology, was a contributing author on the article, "Examining the superstitions of sport fans: Types of superstitions, perceptions of impact, and relationship with team identification" which was published in Athletic Insight. End also presented, "The impact of gender and sports team affiliation on impression development," "Gender and geographic differences in sports identification across NBA and NHL cities," and, "Depression and rejection; Investigating whether depressed individuals are rejected in volunteer situations," to the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
An article by assistant professor of psychology, Jennifer Gibson, titled "Interviews and focus groups with children: Methods that match children’s developing competencies," was published in the Journal of Family Theory & Review.
Dalia Diab, assistant professor of psychology, made a presentation titled "Initial test of a corporate impression formation model" at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Michael Nelson, professor of psychology and Anna Ghee, associate professor of psychology, presented, "Risk factors of vicarious traumatization in psychology graduate students," to the Southeastern Psychological Association, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The presentation was nominated for the Outstanding Professional Paper Award.
Michael Nelson, professor of psychology, presented, "Parental alliance and child behavior in custody/visitation conflicts", Community service: Survey of senior undergraduate psychology and marketing majors," "The case formulation approach to therapy: Clinical utility and new directions," and "Case formulation: Its clinical/psychotherapeutic utility in working with clients" to the Southeastern Psychological Association in New Orleans.
Rene Zucchero, associate professor of psychology, presented, "The Co-Mentoring Project: Engaging Diversity," at the 2012 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia.
Cindy Dulaney, professor of psychology, received the Pat and Dolores Diangelo Resilient Parent Award. This award will be presented every year at the Remarkable Families Symposium to honor a parent or set of parents who have displayed remarkable resiliency and have learned to thrive in their family life.
The following faculty members were granted tenure by the Xavier Board of Trustees:
Dr. Max Buot, mathematics
Mr. Jonathon Gibson, art
Dr. Mack Mariani, political science/sociology
Dr. Paul O'Hara, history
Dr. Christopher Pramuk, theology
Dr. Gregory Smith, management information systems
Dr. Eleni Tsalla, philosophy
Dr. Thomas Wagner, communication arts
Dr. Amy Whipple, history
Dr. Kathleen Winterman, education
Dr. Victoria S. Zascavage, secondary education
Third Quarter 2011
Julie Stewart, adjunct professor of sociology, and Thomas Clark, professor of management and entrepreneurship, introduce their paper Lessons from South Park: A Comic Corrective to Environmental Puritanism. Featured in the September issue of Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, the paper explores how South Park's scriptwriters satirize radical environmentalists and attempts to understand how this affects American sustainability initiatives. Read more about it.
Phil Taylor and Doug Hanson in the Department of Technology Support are recipients of the 2010 Lamplighter Award from the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative. Read more about the award on the Sustainability website.
Kam Wong, associate professor of Criminal Justice, has been invited to give a public lecture and conduct a seminar at Hong Kong University’s Policing Studies Forum September 2 and 3 on his upcoming books. He will speak on “Police Reform in China” and “Cyberspace Governance in China.”
Stephen Yandell, associate professor of English, was awarded the Bishop Fenwick Teacher of the Year Award. The award, presented by the Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu, is given to a professor who has a profound impact on a wide range of students.
Xavier University is participating in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative led by the White House and supported by the Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Rabbi Abie Ingber, founding director of Xavier’s Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, traveled to the White House on Aug. 3, to help launch the challenge.
Judy Brown, student employment coordinator in the Career Services Center, has been selected to serve as president for the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators. Brown also was awarded Outstanding Service Award for her contributions during 2010-2011.
Second Quarter 2011
Chris Pramuk, assistant professor of theology, was awarded the Thomas Merton Award. Pramuk received the award, which recognizes contributions to Merton scholarship, during a gathering in June of the International Thomas Merton Society at Loyola University in Chicago. Pramuk has authored numerous articles and a recent book on Merton. The award is given every two years. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a writer and Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky.
Dr. Edmond A. Hooker, associate professor of health services presented at two sessions of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology annual educational conference and international meeting in Baltimore on June 27. The presentations, titled "Comparison of Rayon-Tip Swabs and Film Plates for Use in Collecting and Quantifying Bacteria on Hospital Bed Mattresses" and "Terminal Cleaning of Hospital Bed Mattresses and Bed Decks Does Not Eliminate Bacterial Contamination" received widespread media coverage. Hooker worked in collaboration with Indiana University professor of clinical microbiology Stephen D. Allen and Larry D. Gray from TriHealth Laboratory in Cincinnati. Students from Xavier’s graduate program in Health Services Administration assisted with the research.
Hooker also coordinated the fifth edition of Indicators of Healthy Communities, first issued in 1997. The report includes more than 40 indicators capturing aspects of health and wellness in the 15-county tristate area.
Tom Clark, professor, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, is the keynote speaker for The Global Management, Finance & Information Technology Research Conference being held in New York City, May 26-29, 2011. His topic is "Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the 21st Century Classroom."
Jenn Stark, director of marketing in Xavier Leadership Center, has had her manuscript, Maids of Honor, selected as a finalist by the Romance Writers of America. Maids of Honor is a finalist in the Young Adult Romance category of the 2011 Golden Heart awards, which will be announced in June 2011. The award recognizes excellence in unpublished romance fiction manuscripts. The historical novel is set in Tudor England centering around the lives of five teenage spies in Queen Elizabeth’s court. Over 1,000 manuscripts were judged by fellow authors in 10 categories and narrowed to approximately 70 finalists. Stark, of West Chester, has sold the first two books in the five-book Maids of Honor series to Simon & Schuster. The first book is expected to come out in fall 2012.
Jonathan Gibson, professor of the Department of Art, was honored by the Electronic Document Systems Foundation at their Industry Leaders Reception, with the EDSF Capstone Excellence in Education Award on March 23, 2011. The Award honors an international academic institution for its educational and innovative efforts relating to the document management and graphic communications industry. Gibson focuses on small class sizes, group learning environments, foundational skills and the importance of a liberal arts education for artists. Students who advance from this course are well rounded and are able to draw upon a diverse intellectual background to generate unique visual solutions. Gibson currently teaches Graphic Design, Photography, and 2D Design at Xavier, with a research focus in Web Design. He received his BFA from Brigham Young University and his MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He started his own ceramics and photography businesses. He believes that creative cross-training is critical to becoming a successful artist, designer and individual. Community-engaged service drives his scholarly interests and teaching.
Suzanne Chouteau, chair of the Department of Art, was exhibited in the 2011 North American Boston Print Biennial in early March, where she met the Juror, Cincinnati native and international artist Jim Dine.
Mark Nagy, associate professor of the Department of Psychology, accepted an appointment to be Co-chair of SIOP’s State Affairs Committee, which concentrates on licensing of Industrial-Organizational psychologists.
- Maxwell, M., Chiu, J., Rosenzweig, K., Vordenberg, J., Untied, A., & Salsman, N. (2011, April). Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: An Introduction for Clinicians in Training. Presentation at the Ohio Psychological Association for Graduate Students Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
- Nagy, M.S., Mohr, D., Magley, V., Hershcovis,, M. S., & Belton, L. (2011, April). Questioning the boundaries of civility and incivility in the workplace. Panel discussion to be presented at the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, Ill.
- Nagy, M. S. (2011, April). Workplace civility perceptions: Measurement, effects of organizational roles and demographics (Discussant). Symposium to be presented at the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, Ill.
- Salsman, N. L. (2011, March 6). Teaching adolescents DBT skills for ‘walking the middle path’. [Audio file]. Retrieved from http://www.currentpsychiatry.com.
- Salsman, N. L. (2011, April). Borderline personality disorder: The biosocial theory and major treatment considerations. Presentation at the Talbert House Institute for Training and Development, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Zucchero, R. A., Hooker, E., Harland, B., King, M., Larkin, S., & Tunningley, J. (2011, March). Overcoming obstacles in implementing a brief interdisciplinary symposium on dementia care. Discussion presented at the 2011 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Salsman, N. L. & Arthur, R. (2011). Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for suicidal adolescents. Current Psychiatry, 10, 18-23.
- Zucchero, R. A., Hooker, E. A., Harland, B., Larkin, S., & Tunningley, J. (in press). Maximizing the impact of a symposium to facilitate change in student attitudes about Interdisciplinary teamwork. Clinical Gerontologist.
Student presentations mentored by Christian End, associate professor of Department of Psychology:
- Alpaugh, K. (April, 2011). Effects of work-related stress on reviewers’ hiring decision and judgment of an applicant. Poster presented at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Earls, J. (April, 2011). The effect of children's hospital stay length on pediatric hospital donations. Poster presented at the annual Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Richmond, Ind.
- Craven, A. (April, 2011). The guerrilla warfare of education: Do pop quizzes help long-term retention? Poster presented at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Crowe, E. A., Krause, E., & Montenegro, A. (April, 2011). Facebook me: Online impression formation through environmental cues on Facebook. Poster to be presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Earls, J. (April, 2011). The effect of children's hospital stay length on pediatric hospital donations. Poster to be presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Hackett, T. (April, 2011). The effect a transgressor’s social role has on a witness’ decision to intervene. Poster to be presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Hackett, T. (April, 2011). Witnessing the public verbal abuse of a child by an authority figure: Would you intervene?. Poster presented at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Hurley, L. & Krause, E. (April, 2011). The effect of participant mood and environment on task satisfaction, motivation, and performance. Poster accepted to be presented to the Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Richmond, Ind.
- Krause, E.M., Mack, C. Crowe, E., & Montenegro, A. (April, 2011). Player versus management initiated departure: How mode of an athlete’s departure impacts fans’ mood, and willingness to forgive. Poster presented at the annual Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Richmond, Ind.
- Lonergan, C. (April, 2011). Influence of tattoos and piercings on first impressions. Poster presented at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Maley, M. (April, 2011). The effectiveness of relaxation techniques on reducing stress. To be presented at the annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Gambier, Ohio.
- Mandapat, D. (April, 2011). Task performance while listening to music. Poster presented at the annual Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Richmond, Ind.
- McDonnell, G. P., Krause, E., & Mack, C. (April, 2011). The ability of fans to 'get over' a negative sport memory with the passage of time. Poster presented at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, N.Y.
- McDonnell, G. P., Wilmot, E., Erlenbaugh, K., & Geil, E. (April, 2011). War, sports and the media: College students’ perceptions of the war and sport analogy. Poster to be presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Montenegro, A. (April, 2011). The effects of Spanglish on group exclusion. To be presented at the annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Gambier, Ohio.
- Perry, A.R. (April, 2011). A correlational study of parental monitoring and undergraduate students’ delinquency. To be presented at the annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Gambier, Ohio.
- Rich, A. (April, 2011). Sport motivation: Do competitive levels influence motivation levels in athletes? Poster presented at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Saunders, K., Knecht, K., Krause, E. Mack, C., Wilmot, E., Crowe, E., & End, C.M. (April, 2011). The intrapersonal and interpersonal consequences of identifying with a sports team. Poster presented at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Schappler, D. N, Crippen, B. K, Anderson, M. L., Asif, N.T., Black, E. R., DeLisle, H., K., Erlenbaugh, K., Gillespie, M., Kreuzmann, J. S., Lathan, R., Mahoney, M., Sonderman, S., Williams, N. B., & Woodruff, M. (April, 2011). The dumb jock stereotype: Effects of gender and sport on perceptions of student-athletes. Poster to be presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Steiner, S. (April, 2011). The effects of adoption status on academic achievement. Poster presented at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Steiner, S.B., Scruggs, R.S., Nagy, M., & End, C.M. (April, 2011). An investigation of the nature of civility and incivility as independent or separate constructs. Poster to be presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Yadlosky, L.B. (April, 2011). Girl: A new four-letter word? Effects and implications of sexist language on women. To be presented at the annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Gambier, Ohio.
- Yadlosky, L.B. & James, L. (April, 2011). Depression and rejection; Investigating whether depressed individuals are rejected in volunteer situations. Poster to be presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, Ohio.
From March 17-19, more than 500 Black Studies professionals from around the world were in Cincinnati for one of the world's most important forums on issues related to the African World experience. The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) held its 35th Annual Conference at the Westin Cincinnati. The following Xavier faculty and student presented:
- Christine Anderson
- Ebenezer Ayesu
- Adam Clark
- Maureen Mullinax
- Julie Stewart
- Mary Renda
Chris Anderson, David Burns, Tom Clark, George Gordon, Irene Hodgson, and Rhonda Norman attended the annual Heartland Faculty Conversations conference at the University of Detroit Mercy. The theme was “Urban Commitments”. Anderson presented on Xavier’s Academy for Community Engaged Faculty.
A campus Conversations Hour on The Role of Mission in the Core Curriculum in Jesuit Education took place on February 8. Moderator David Burns, Director of Faculty Programs in Mission and Identity/Professor of Marketing, invited faculty to respond to What is the role of mission in the core curriculum in Jesuit education. Participants were Paul Colella, Professor, Philosophy; Philosophy, Politics and The Public Honors Program; Marie Giblin, Associate Professor, Theology; Peter Huff, Besl Chair in Ethics, Religion & Society, Theology.
Jennifer Beste’s Conway Fellowship project was showcased in the February issue of AJCU’s Connections e-newsletter.
David Burns and Gillian Ahlgren, the current and former Directors of Faculty Programs in Mission and Identity, led a Center for Teaching Excellence roundtable March 2 on Discernment and the "Tyranny of the Urgent": Using the Examen, Discernment, and Reflection to Achieve Balance in the Life of a Faculty Member”
David Burns’ 80th career journal article/book chapter was accepted for publication in Business Ethics: A European Review. The journal, "Values-Based Instruction: The Effects of Exploring Consumer Culture on the Ethical Perceptions of MBA Students" was based on scholarship he began while participating in Xavier’s Ignatian Mentoring Program.
David Burns and Debra Mooney submitted a grant from the Lilly Fellow Program for a Mission Academy for senior faculty to begin Aug. 2011.
David Burns, Director of Faculty Programs in Mission and Identity/Professor of Marketing has submitted a workshop and paper to the 2011 annual conference of Christian Business Faculty Association. The workshop is Research in the Life of a Christian Scholar: Overcoming the Hindrances in Providing a Christian Voice in the Academy. Burns worked with Yvonne Smith of University of La Verne and Keith Starcher of Indiana Wesleyan University. His paper is Fear and Consumption: The Search for Home.
Xavier is hosting the 2011 Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education conference in July. Dr. David Burns has submitted a paper for the event, Consumption in Consumer Culture: The Role of Fear and Internal Longings.
The following faculty members were granted tenure by the Xavier Board of Trustees:
Dr. Reneé Zucchero, psychology
Dr. David Yi, economics
Dr. James Turner, management
Dr. Jennifer Robbins, biology
Dr. C. Michele Matherly, accounting
Dr. Anas Malik, political science/sociology
Dr. Morten Kristiansen, music
Dr. Cynthia Kelly, nursing
Dr. Edmond Hooker, health services administration
Dr. Rachel Chrastil, history
Dr. Mee-Shew Cheung, marketing
Dr. Rashmi Assudani, management
Dr. Thilini Ariyachandra, management information systems
Dr. Waleed El-Ansary, theology
Cathy McDaniels Wilson was elected to the American Psychological Association Board of Professional Affairs.
Anna Ghee presented Locating and Securing Undergraduate Research Opportunities at the Annual Graduate School Preparation Workshop sponsored by the Cincinnati Student Circle of the Association of Black Psychologists.
First Quarter 2011
Abie Ingber, founding director of the Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, Kathleen Simons, associate provost for Student Life and Leadership, and Dave Johnson, executive director for the Dorothy Day Center for Peace & Justice, are presenting at NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) on March 14 in Philadelphia. Their presentation, titled "From Tolerance to Celebration: Bridge-Building in a Diverse World," will highlight Xavier’s innovative approach to interfaith engagement.
Debora Del Valle in the Office of University Communications and Dana Tindall in the Office of Information Resources completed the second cohort of the national Ignatian Colleagues Program, an 18-month, mission-focused leadership program.
Debra Mooney, Chief Mission Officer of the Center for Mission and Identity, and Tom Reynolds of Regis University presented “Ignatian Communal Discernment” at a retreat of the Ignatian Colleagues Program in Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 6. The presentation highlighted the work of Xavier’s three discernment groups, the only active and intentional use of the communal model of decision-making among faculty and staff in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
Kam Wong, associate professor of criminal justice, was invited by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime to participate as an expert consultant in a reference group meeting in their study on illicit financial flows resulting from transnational organized crime. The meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, Jan. 24 and 25.
Wong has also been accepted to the editorial boards of Beijing Law Review and International Journal of Strategic Organization and Behavioural Science.
Wong appeared in "Police Reform in China," a video done in October 2010 by the University of Washington School of Law: Law through Global Eyes lecture. Wong was also keynote speaker addressing “Community-Oriented Policing” at the Senior Police Executive Seminar of the Luucklow Police on Dec. 16. Wong presented “State Police Powers as a Social Resource Theory” at a seminar commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Indian Penal Code Dec. 14-15.
Jack Barrett, associate professor, and Kathy Hart, professor, of psychology published their study “Relation of positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia to financial capacity,” in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law.
Mike Nelson, professor of psychology, will present his poster, "Effects of exercise on subjective mental states in disordered individuals," at the Southeastern Psychological Association Convention in March.
Renee Zucchero, assistant professor of psychology, published her study, “Share your experience and I’ll lend you my ear: Older adult outcomes of an intergenerational service-learning experience” in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education.
Fourth Quarter 2010
Jennifer Fager, associate dean in the College of Social Sciences, Health and Education at Xavier, Debra Mooney, assistant to the president in Xavier's Center for Mission and Identity, and Renay Scott, provost, Owens Community College, are presenting their work on best practices in “Assessing Institutional Mission” at the annual meeting of the Higher Learning Commission in Chicago, in April 2011. Their work was accepted to be presented in fall 2010.
Michael Goldweber, professor of mathematics and computer science, has been awarded the 2011 Conway Institute for Jesuit Education’s Conway Fellowship. Goldweber's project is titled "A Service Learning Experience in Computing." Goldweber's goal is to develop an overseas service learning semester in computing. “The service learning semester strives to focus students on how to use computers to do good in the world," Goldweber explains. "The goal would be to partner with other Jesuit universities to create a biennial experience drawing computing students from any partner institutions who together will undertake a service project where computing can play a significant contributing role.” The Xavier review panel agreed that Goldweber's proposal lays out an ambitious and laudable goal. Engaging students in such a powerful and high-profile manifestation of Xavier’s Jesuit tradition offers the promise of sending a clear message to the entire university community: everyone in the community can participate in and contribute to the university’s Jesuit identity.
Walt Bonvell, Xavier grounds foreman for Physical Plant, attended the Green Industry and Equipment conference and board meeting in Louisville in early November. He was sworn in as Treasurer of the Professional Grounds Management Society and will serve on the executive board. The PGMS represents colleges and universities, municipalities, park and recreation facilities, office parks, apartment complexes, hotels/motels, cemeteries, theme parks and landscape management companies and is connected with Xavier’s sustainability initiative.
George Traub, S.J., executive director for the Center for Mission and Identity, published the 12th edition of his glossary, Do You Speak Ignatian? Since 1997, more than 60,000 copies of his publication have been distributed. A distinctive feature of the new edition is the cover—a portrait of Ignatius of Loyola by Xavier alumna and former adjunct professor of art Holly Schapker, from her collection ADSUM: Contemporary Paintings on Ignatian Spirituality, which was on display in Xavier’s Cohen Art Gallery this summer. For a copy of the new edition of Do You Speak Ignatian? contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kam Wong, associate professor of criminal justice, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Global Community Policing Conclave in November on “IPES Policing New Communities.” He will also present “A Matter of Life and Death: A Very Personal Discourse” at the International Seminar on Indian Penal Code of 1860 and Criminal Justice Reform in December. Wong has been offered a contract on “What Chinese People ‘think’ and ‘feel’ about policing in China,” to be published in 2012.
Rabbi Abie Ingber was invited to Rome by Miguel Diaz, the United States Ambassador to the Holy See, for a discussion of interfaith actions to address global challenges. Ingber met with other representatives of the three Abrahamic religions and with Joshua DuBois, the director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Kam Wong, associate professor of criminal justice, spoke at the “Law through Global Eyes Lecture Series” on Oct. 15 at the University of Washington School of Law. He discussed police power as social resource theory.
David Burns, director of faculty programs in the Center for Mission and Identity and professor of Marketing, attended the annual conference of the Christian Business Faculty Association at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. He presented his work, “The Role of Brands in a Consumer Culture: Can Strong Brands Serve as a Substitute for a Relationship with God?”.
Kam Wong’s article “How Chinese e-public feel and think about corruption: A case study of Audit Storm" (International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice) has been nominated as one of ScienceDirect’s "Top 25 Hottest Articles." His article “The Study of Criminology in China, Part II: Contemporary Developments,” (China Report) has been on the most read/cited list since its publication. “Who Owns the Spratly Islands? The Case of China and Vietnam,” (China Report) has consistently been on the most-cited list since publication.
Five of the top six scorers in the Cincinnati Police Department Lieutenants exam were officers who graduated from Xavier’s Criminal Justice master's program.
Dustin Lewis, assistant director for the Office of Student Involvement, received the “Outstanding New Professional Award” from the National Association for Campus Activities, Mid-America Region. The award honors an outstanding professional advising a campus programming board who has been a full-time professional in the field of student affairs for less than five years. Lewis received the award during the National Association Campus Activities Mid-America Regional Conference.
Tom Hayes, professor of marketing, has just returned from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia where he gave a multi-day seminar on marketing and branding in higher education Sept. 21-23. The audience for the seminar included representatives from universities and colleges in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. He is scheduled to provide a similar seminar in Dubai in January for Middle Eastern universities.
Kam Wong has been invited to be a National Science Foundation reviewer.
Arthur Shriberg, professor of management, and his son David Shriberg, of Loyola University Chicago, have published the fourth edition of their book "Practicing Leadership Principles and Applications."
David Burns has been named director of faculty programs in the Center for Mission and Identity. His charge is to further the Jesuit educational legacy of the institution, to ensure the actualization of the academic vision, and to promote the tradition of Ignatian pedagogical excellence through the expertise, experience, and ingenuity of the faculty. Burns will engage and assist colleagues in transforming students in the contemporary Ignatian-Jesuit educational tradition. He will also provide creative leadership for mission-related activities involving faculty. Burns is a professor of marketing having joined the faculty in 2003 after teaching marketing and retailing for nearly 20 years.
Suzanne Chouteau, professor and chair of the Department of Art, exhibited her work at the SOS Regional Exhibition during May and June at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In September and October, her work is on display at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn. It is part of the 2010 Old World/New World MAPC Members National Juried Exhibition.
Jo Ann Recker, Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, celebrated her Golden Jubilee. She has taught French at the high school and college level in Ohio for more than 40 years. For the past 20 years, she has been a faculty member at Xavier University. She served as department chair and is currently a professor in the Modern Language department.
Heidrun Schmitzer, associate professor of physics, is the co-author of two lectures that will be given at the tenth annual Conference on Optics, Lasers and Applications in Lima, Peru.
Steven Herbert, professor and chair of the Department of Physics, is a principal co-investigator of an NSF grant of $344,000 awarded to the University of Cincinnati for “All-Electric Semiconductor Spin Valve.” Some funds will support undergraduate summer research.
Richard Polt, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy, co-translated Martin Heidegger’s "Being and Truth" with Gregory Fried. It has been published by Indiana University Press.
Norman Finkelstein, professor of English, had his latest book of poetry, "Inside the Ghost Factory," published by Marsh Hawk Press.
Rashmi Assudani, Ravi Chinta, Chris Manolis and David Burns' paper, “The effect of pedagogy on students’ perceptions of the importance of ethics and social responsibility in business firms,” was accepted for publication in the Ethics and Behavior Journal. The paper is a product of Assudani’s participation in the Ignatian Mentoring Program.
Ravi Chinta, Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco, and Debra Mooney's paper, “From a Pentagon to a Heptagon: Making Jesuit Values Pragmatic” was presented at the 2010 joint meeting of the International Conference on Advances in Management and International Conference on Social Intelligence in Atlanta, Ga. The paper is a product of Chinta’s participation in the Ignatian Mentoring Program.
Gillian Ahlgren and David Burns, the former and current Director of Faculty programs in the Center for Mission and Identity, presented their 2009-2010 "Taking Time to Think" program at the 2010 Regional Conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts. The theme of the conference at Wittenberg University was “Wanting Something More: Reflecting Upon the Callings of Mid-Career Faculty.”
Third Quarter 2010
Doug Ruschman, director for the Office of University Communications, is serving as chair for the National Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals conference. The conference is Oct. 10-13 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio. Assisting Ruschman is web producer Kevin Bischof, web designer Kat Hollowell, and web developers Sherman Cahal and Rob Liesland. Hollowell will also present a breakout session, “Effective Brainstorming,” while Lavelle and Liesland will present on “Sharing Local Data to Improve University Decision-Making.”
Kam Wong, associate professor of Criminal Justice, published the following articles:
• “Idea of Terrorism in China,” in Pakistan Journal of Criminology
• “Reconstruction of the Concept of Black Law,” parts I, II, and III in Journal of Zhejiang Police College
• “A Chinese Theory of Policing,” in STRANI PRAVNI ?IVOT
• “Police Powers and Control in Hong Kong,” in International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
Wong also authored these book chapters:
• “Policing Use of Firearms in China: An Overview of Regulatory Framework” and “Policing Use of Firearms in Hong Kong” in Police Use of Force: A Global Perspective
• “The Studying of Policing in China.” in Police Without Borders: The Fading Distinction between Local and Global
Wong is involved with the following conferences:
• Program Committee, First International Conference of SASCV at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, Nov. 1-3
• Co-chair of program committee, IPES - Kochi City Police Conference, Kerala, India, Nov. 2-6
Kathleen Simons, Associate Provost for Student Life and Leadership, and Luther Smith, Dean of Students, were presenters at the 2010 JASPA Summer Institute at St. Louis University. Their presentation was "Controversial Speakers and Events: Strategies for Risk Management," and focused on the Ann Coulter visit and counter event, "Thank you, Ann" which occurred at Xavier in September, 2007.
Shelly Madison Allen, clinical psychologist at Xavier’s McGrath Health and Wellness Center, has received the Certificate in Prevention Leadership offered through NAPSA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and Outside the Classroom’s Professional Development Institute. Allen chaired the University’s Substance Abuse and Misuse Commission and created an environmental management approach to change student behavior. EM includes prevention and intervention but also targets campus and community environmental risk factors which contribute to abuse, misuse and violence around alcohol and other drugs.
Laura A. Hellebusch, International Student Advisor in the Office of International Student Services was at the NAFSA: Association for International Educators Conference in Kansas City, MO last week. While there, she and Irene Hodgson led the meeting for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Hellebusch and Andreas Sobisch of John Carroll were elected as co-chairs of the International Education Conference for the AJCU.
Timothy J. Kloppenborg, the Castellini Distinguished Professor of Management at Xavier University will become the president of Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE) in July. The group’s mission is to enhance the distinctiveness of Jesuit schools of business and related programs through an ongoing exchange of ideas regarding curriculum, teaching, research, and service in the Ignatian, Catholic, and Humanistic traditions.
Second Quarter 2010
Mack Mariani, assistant professor of political science, launched the Xavier Journal of Politics, the first undergraduate journal at Xavier.
Norman Finkelstein, professor of English, published his book, "On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry" (University of Iowa Press).
John Fairfield, professor of history and academic director of the Institute for Politics and the American Dream, published his book, "The Public and Its Possibilities: A Civic History of the United States" (Temple University Press).
David Mengel, associate professor of history, is serving as president of the Fourteenth Century Society and in this capacity proposed and organized a series of sessions for the Society at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Mich. Mengel is also serving a five-year term on the steering committee for Austrian and Hapsburg history, which organizes sessions for the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.
Linda Busarow, visiting instructor of music, was elected the Ohio Choral Directors Association, southwest division chair.
Gary Lewandowski, professor of computer science and chair of the mathematics and computer science department, served as co-chair for the annual Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education conference in Milwaukee, Wis., which hosted approximately 1,100 attendees.
Roy Cohen, laboratory instructor in chemistry, was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to provide laboratory data evaluation and validation services.
Under the direction of Thomas Merrill, associate professor and chair of music, the Concert Choir performed with the Cincinnati Ballet at the Aronoff Theater in a production of Mozart’s “Requiem.”
Matthew Westgate, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental activities, was the featured guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 All Star Band in February. Westgate led over 130 high school students in two days of rehearsal and conducted an evening concert that represented 28 high schools from Pennsylvania.
Natalia Jacovkis and Eleni Tsalla, assistant professors in modern languages and philosophy, respectively, were selected as participants in the NEH Summer Seminars. The seminars provide scholars with an opportunity to enrich and revitalize their understanding of significant humanities ideas, texts, and topics. Jacovkis is attending the seminar on contemporary urban fiction in Brazil. Tsalla is attending the seminar “Aristotle on Truth and Meaning” at San Diego State University in San Diego, Calif.
Mary Stroud, chemistry laboratory instructor, is the recipient of the Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award, one of the 2010 Golden Torch Awards given by the National Society of Black Engineers. The awards recognize individuals who exemplify the NSBE ideals of academic excellence, professional success and dedication to the improvement of the black community.
Richard Mullins, a newly tenured associate professor of chemistry, and Pamela Roy, lab instructor in biology, were selected to receive the Joan G. McDonald Awards for Outstanding Teaching in the Sciences. Mullins will receive a $10,000 award and Dr. Roy will receive a $5000 award.
English professor Graley Herren is the recipient of Xavier’s 2009-10 Teacher-of-the-Year award, selected by Alpha Sigma Nu.
Daewoo Park, chair of management and entrepreneurship and professor of management in the Sedler Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Lifang Wu, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, have been recognized by Emerald Group Publishing. Their article, "Dynamic outsourcing through process modularization,” published in Business Process Management Journal, was chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010.
Marketing professor David Burns is going to serve as director of faculty programs in the Center for Mission and Identity beginning in August. The half-time administrative position will provide creative leadership for faculty-focused mission-related professional development. As a faculty member who has participated in numerous identity-related programs, Burns will offer leadership by “weaving the distinctive Ignatian, Jesuit identity more deeply within the fabric of the University as a whole.”
The following faculty members, who have met the criteria of teaching excellence and scholarship and have been meaningfully engaged in University and community service, were recently granted tenure by Xavier's Board of Trustees:
Dr. Lifang Wu
A member of Xavier’s management and entrepreneurship department, Wu earned his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Iowa in 2004. He has published in Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, International Journal of Electronic Business, and International Journal of Management. He teaches Operational Analysis, Global Supply Chain Management, and Quality and Product in Operations.
Dr. Thomas Knestrict
A member of Xavier’s childhood education and literacy department, Knestrict received his Ed.D. in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. He is an authority in special education, and teaches various courses in early childhood development, full day child care, integrated curriculum and classroom management. He has published in The Journal of Children and Poverty and Journal of Family.
Dr. R. Brian Balyeat
A member of Xavier’s finance department, Balyeat earned his PhD in finance at Duke University in 1998. Balyeat specializes in finance and has published numerous articles in The Journal of International Finance and Economics, International Journal of Global Business and Economics, and The Finance Review. He teaches Business Finance, Investments, and Options and Futures.
Dr. Debora L. Kuchey
A member of the childhood education and literacy department at Xavier, she received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis at the University of Cincinnati in 2002. She teaches Methods of Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood, Middle School Mathematics, Pedagogy and Assessment, and Science and Mathematics Methods for Early Childhood. She has published in Midwestern Educational Researcher, Journal of Family Studies, and Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice.
Dr. Christian M. End
A member of Xavier’s psychology department, he earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from Miami University in 2002. End, a social psychologist, teaches Experimental Psychology, Social Psychology, and Advanced Research Methods. He has published in Economic Inquiry, Sociological Spectrum, and The North American Journal of Psychology.
Dr. Brent C. Blair
A member of Xavier’s biology department, Blair earned his Ph.D. in Terrestrial Ecosystems in 2002 from the University of Michigan. Blair specializes in plant ecology and teaches Tropical Biodiversity, Tropical Ecology, and Environmental Studies. He has published in journals such as The Journal of Tropical Ecology, Plant Ecology, and The Ohio Journal of Science.
Dr. Daniel J. Dwyer
A member of Xavier’s philosophy department, Dwyer earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the Catholic University of America in 2001. He teaches Theory of Knowledge, Phenomenology of Perception, and Post-Modern Philosophy. Dwyer has also authored numerous articles in Idealic Studies, Continental Philosophy Review,and Husserl Studies.
Dr. Vishal Kashyap
A member of Xavier’s marketing department, Kashyap earned his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Massachusetts in 2004. He has published in The Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, and The Journal of Marketing Channels. He teaches Principles of Marketing, Managing Channels of Distribution, E-Commerce, and International Marketing courses.
Dr. Richard John Mullins
A member of Xavier’s chemistry department, Mullins received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Indiana University in 2004. He teaches Organic Chemistry I and II, Organic Synthesis and Analysis, and Medicinal Chemistry. He has made numerous professional presentations and has published in Name Reactions for Homologations, Name Reactions to Functional Group Transformations, and Name Reactions in Heterocyclic Chemistry.
Other faculty accomplishments include:
Xavier professor of history, John Fairfield, is having his book "The Public and Its Possibilities" published in April. He is giving a paper on “movies and cities” at OSU’s Modern U.S. Seminar April 3 and making a presentation at the Allen County (Ohio) Historical Society on “The Public and Its Possibilities” June 18. He is offering an ERS workshop on “The Ecology of the City” in May and early June. With Kathleen Smythe, professor of history, Liz Blume, executive director of the Community Building Institute, and Gene Beaupre, political science, he has designed a new set of block courses on green urbanism and urban farming.
Kathleen Smythe, professor of history, spent six weeks in Ghana where she shared responsibilities of faculty trip leader for an Academic Service Learning Semester. Other members of the History Department who have been trip leaders for Academic Service Learning Semesters are Julia O'Hara, associate professor of history, (Nicaragua) and Christine Anderson, also associate professor of history (Urban).
Robert Jefferson, Director of the STARS mentoring program for minority students, accompanied Xavier's STARS students to the statewide conference in Dayton, March 26-28.
David Mengel, associate professor of history, is serving as president of the Fourteenth Century Society. He has proposed and organized a series of sessions for the Fourteenth-century Society at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, for May 2010. Mengel has also begun to serve a 5-year term on the steering committee for Austrian and Hapsburg History, a body which organizes sessions for the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.
Rachel Chrastil, assistant professor of history, received a Commendation by the Jury for the Malcolm Bowie Prize, “The French Red Cross, War Readiness, and Civil Society, 1866-1914,” sponsored by the Society for French Studies, for articles published in 2008 by early career researchers in any discipline related to French Studies.
Rachel Chrastil and Julia O'Hara, assistant and associate professor of history, respectively, participated in a roundtable on “Anri Sala’s Intervista: Art, History and Memory,” Perspectives Lecture at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.
Christine Anderson, associate professor of history, is teaching a seminar on "Cincinnati in the Civil Rights Era." The course has included speakers on Cincinnati's Civil Rights Movement, a presentation on King Records by Brian Powers, and a roundtable with three of King Records session musicians. Students in the course are also involved in a Community Engagement project involving local schools and the Evanston Community Council sponsoring a contest: What are the lyrics to your song?
Amy Whipple, assistant professor of history, has had two articles accepted by major journals: "‘Into Every Home, Into Every Body’: Organicism and Anti-Statism in the British Anti-Fluoridation Movement, 1952-1960" and "Speaking for Whom? The 1971 Festival of Light and the Search for the ‘Silent Majority.’"
First Quarter 2010
Xavier assistant professor of health services administration, Edmond A. Hooker, with students William A. Chinn, Natalie C. Bain, Gregory C. Busam and Anahatan Srirangan, and Antonio R. Young of the Cincinnati Health Department, published in the winter, 2010 issue of the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education. “Determinants of Bacterial Contamination in Pools, Spas, and Wading Pools: Should Chlorine Standards Be Revised?” compared poolside tests with bacteriological samples during three consecutive summers. Increased chlorine levels were associated with lower rates of contamination. Of available poolside tests, only chlorine levels are predictive of positive testing for fecal contamination. Higher levels of chlorine were associated with higher passing rates. Current standards for disinfection in spas and wading pools may need to be increased to help prevent contamination.
Jennifer Tighe, of Xavier’s department of communication arts, and Phillip Obermiller co-wrote the chapter "Smart Money Community Services: A Working Model for Economic Development in Appalachian Communities," in Participatory Development in Appalachia: Cultural Identity, Community, and Sustainability, edited by Susan E. Keefe, and published by the University of Tennessee Press.
Rabbi Abie Ingber, of Xavier University’s Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, was one of 13 faith leaders from across the country invited to Washington, D.C. the first week of February to be trained as spokespersons for immigration reform. Organized through Faith in Public Life (FPL) and the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC), the training helped attendees develop their public witness on the issue, strengthen their messaging and learn key needs in media interviews. Ingber is now a member of a team of who can be called upon for local and national cable and network TV and radio bookings, as well as interviews for print and online publications. His training began with a policy update on immigration reform, a message briefing based on the latest research and work on the ground and a report from a top religion and politics pollster who had recently completed focus groups with religious voters in Ohio.
Jennifer Beste, associate professor of theology at Xavier, was awarded the 2010 Conway Fellowship for her project, Seeking Sexual Justice on a Jesuit Campus. Beste will participate in a community of fellows focused on significant issues affecting the University and the field of higher education from May to December. The Conway Fellowship is an initiative of the new Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Institute for Jesuit Education to be housed in the Center for Teaching Excellence in the Conaton Learning Commons. The Institute, within the Center for Mission and Identity, helps teachers transform students intellectually, morally and spiritually in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, while appropriating Ignatian pedagogy and spirituality in today’s world. A significant function of The Conway Institute is reaching beyond the Xavier campus with pedagogical innovations communicated locally, nationally and internationally throughout the network of Jesuit schools, colleges and universities.
Xavier associate professor of art Kelly Phelps and his twin, Kyle Phelps of the University of Dayton, have been commissioned to sculpt a life-size sculpture of the legendary jazz saxophonist Eric Delphy to be cast in bronze and located on the Jesuit campus of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.
Xavier’s Center for Mission and Identity is sending four faculty members on the Ignatian Pilgrimage June 14-23. The Xavier faculty attendees are Ed Hahnenberg, associate professor of theology, Tom Merrill, chair and associate professor of music, Gail Hurst, chair and associate professor of criminal justice and Ann Marie Tracey, associate professor in accountancy. The faculty will travel a pilgrimage route that includes Loyola, Xavier, Manresa, Montserrat, Barcelona and Rome. Two Jesuits will travel with the group, including Xavier President Fr. Michael J. Graham, S.J. The pilgrimage is organized by College of the Holy Cross.
Rhonda Norman, clinical coordinator of counseling for the Department of School and Community Counseling, and Bill O'Connell, associate professor in the Department of School and Community Counseling, co-presented with colleagues from the University of Wyoming in a session titled "Fostering an Effective Mentoring Culture in Higher Education" at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference held in San Diego in October.
Bill O'Connell, associate professor in the Department of School and Community Counseling, received the Past President Award at the 26th Annual All-Ohio Counselor Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 6. In addition, O'Connell co-presented with Bill Hegarty, deputy director of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy Board, in a session titled "The Intersection of Agency Policy, Ethical Codes and The Law: Helping Counselors Navigate Ethical Dilemmas On the Job."
The Community Building Institute made two presentations—Celebrating Community: Finding Hope in Uncertain Times” and Strength-Based, Citizen-Driven Community Planning—at the second annual Dayton Neighborhood Conference on Sept. 12 at the Dayton Convention Center. Presented by the City of Dayton Department of Planning and Community Development, the conference presented resources and information for neighborhood leaders.
Doug Ruschman, director for web services, and Judy Molnar, director of technology support, are featured in a story in EdTech magazine about tech-savvy students.
Mary Kay Meyer stepped down as acting dean in the Center for Adult and Part-time Students (CAPS) and has accepted the new role of director of CAPS Advising Services. Sheila Doran, department of mathematics and computer science, is serving as acting director for CAPS until the center's reorganization is complete. In addition, Patricia Meyer, is now director of the Weekend Degree Program.
Leah Busam Klenowski has been appointed interim director for the Office of Student Involvement in the division of Student Life and Leadership. Her extensive student-centered experience, organization, and diverse approach to empowering students, will provide the continuity required to advance the programs and initiatives of this office.
Marsha Karagheusian-Murphy, professor in the Department of Art, presented a solo exhibition at the Thomas J. Funke Gallery in Hyde Park. The installation included twenty six ceramic totemic sculptures, all fired in the Japanese technique of Raku.
Stephanie Brzuzy, Department of Social Work; Jennifer Bush, Graduate School of Business; Nike' Cline-Bailey, Office of Human Resources; Tina Davlin-Pater, Department of Sport Studies; Kara Jones, Residence Life; and Suzanne Leiker, Payroll, were selected for the 2009-2010 Women's Institute for Leadership Development cohort. Designed to establish a strong network of women in the Greater Cincinnati higher education community, the program is a collaboration among Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, College Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati State Technical Community College, Miami University and University of Cincinnati. It exposes women in professional roles to the administrative structure and environment of a college or university.
Andy Barry, Cintas Center; Lisa Brown, Residence Life; Lauren Cobble, Office of Admission; Kim Costanzo, Office of Marketing and Printing Services; Stacy Decker, Physical Plant; Gail Hurst, Department of Criminal Justice; Lea Minniti, International Student Services, Mary Alyce Orahood, Office of the Registrar; Jim Ray, Recreational Sports; Sandy Richtermeyer, Department of Accountancy; Adrian Schiess, Office of Student Retention; and Krista Warner, Center for Adult and Part-time Students, were selected for the University's 2009-2010 Leadership Academy cohort.
Cathy Springfield, director of performing arts, has been elected president of the League of Cincinnati Theatres. The league was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati's theater community. LCT is dedicated to the education of the public to an expanded knowledge and awareness of the performing arts and perception of the arts as a vital part of community life. Springfield is also on the executive committee for the Acclaim Awards Rising Stars.
Sandra Richtermeyer, chair/associate professor of accountancy and business law, is the chair of the Institute of Management Accountants, a professional organization that represents 60,000 accountants globally.
Rabbi Abie Ingber, founding director of the Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, traveled to Washington, D.C., in July to meet with other national faith leaders to address the state of the U.S. immigration system. Representing Jewish, Catholic, Evangelical, mainline Protestant and Unitarian organizations, the group holds a shared belief that those of faith in America want real reform of immigration laws to end the current system that leads to violence and chaos on the borders, exploitation of immigrant workers, unfair advantages for unscrupulous employers, and disrespect for the rule of law.
Rhonda Norman, clinical coordinator for the Department of School and Community Counseling, and Bill O'Connell, associate professor for that department, provided the keynote address to the Michigan Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors on May 22 at Spring Arbor University near Jackson, Michigan. Norman and O'Connell also conducted afternoon breakout sessions for attendees to obtain in depth knowledge of methods of intervention that promote cross-cultural competence in counselor supervision.
Thomas Hayes, professor of marketing, received the Alice L. Beeman Award for Outstanding Published Scholarship from CASE, The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, for his book Marketing Colleges and Universities: A Service Approach. Hayes’ book reconsiders higher education marketing from a service perspective. The Beeman Award encourages research in communication and marketing for education which is applicable to practitioners in devising their communications and marketing strategies.
Ida Critelli Schick, professor and chair/director of the graduate program in Health Services Administration at Xavier University, was selected as the recipient of the 2009 Teaching and Advising Award from the ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) for Ohio. She receives the award June 15 at the ACHE breakfast during the Ohio Hospital Association annual meeting in Columbus.
Two faculty from Xavier’s Department of Childhood Education and Literacy, Cindy Geer, associate professor and chair of Early Childhood Education, and Debbie Kuchey, assistant professor of Early Childhood Education, and Julie Morrison, from the University of Cincinnati, published the article "A Professional Development Model for Math and Science Educators in Catholic Elementary Schools: Challenges and Successes" in the June 2009 edition of Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice. It is a result of their work with the Initiative for Catholic Schools funded by the Buenger Foundation.
Rachel Chrastil, assistant professor in the Department of History, is being awarded a Malcolm Bowie Prize by the Society for French Studies for her article, "The French Red Cross, War Readiness, and Civil Society, 1866–1914." The presentation takes place at the society’s annual conference at the University of Oxford from June 29-July 1. The prize is awarded annually for the best article in any area of French studies published by an early career researcher. There were 20 nominations for the award, which included articles from 12 different journals and three volumes of essays.
Kathleen Smythe, assistant professor in the Department of History, was named the Bishop Fenwick Teacher of the Year by the Xavier chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society. The Bishop Fenwick Teacher of the Year Award is given to a professor who has a profound impact on a wide range of students.
Jennifer Fager, associate dean of the College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education, was nominated to the Higher Learning Commission’s Accreditation Review Council based upon her commitment and service to the work of the Commission. She serves a four-year term, beginning immediately.
The Department of Chemistry sent two faculty and 10 students to the National American Chemical Society meeting in Salt Lake City, March 22-26. They presented eight papers, all with student authors and four including faculty authors.
The Department of Chemistry is sending one faculty member and seven students to the National Meeting of the National Organization for the Professional Development of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, April 14-18 in St Louis.
At its meeting on Friday, Feb. 27, the University Board of Trustees voted to confer tenure and the title of associate professor on the following Xavier faculty:
Tongdong Bai, Department of Philosophy
Anna Cash Ghee, Department of Psychology
Hem Raj Joshi, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
David C. Mengel, Department of History
Julia C. O’Hara, Department of History
Adekunle O. Okunoye, Department of Management Information Systems
Kelly E. Phelps, Department of Art
John H. Sniegocki, Department of Theology
Aaron A. Szymkowiak, Department of Philosophy
Ann Marie Tracey, Department of Accountancy
Joseph F. Wagner, S.J., Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Stephen A. Yandell, Department of English
The following were promoted to full professor at the same meeting:
David J. Burns, Department of Marketing
Michael Goldweber, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
José María Mantero, Department of Modern Languages
Kathleen R. Smythe, Department of History
Shelly Webb, Department of Finance
Ida Critelli Schick, professor and chair/director for the Department of Health Services Administration spoke to the University of Cincinnati Physician Leadership Group on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Her topic was “Ethical Issues in Medicine.”
Justin Link, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, coauthored his first journal publication, “Ultrafast Proteinquake Dynamics in Cytochrome c,” in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Tom Hayes, professor for the Department of Marketing, had his second article in a year published in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) monthly magazine, Currents. The article is entitled “Branding Outside the Box.”
The following five projects were awarded 2009 Xavier Wheeler Grants: Christine Anderson, Department of History: the Great Migration in the US; Tom Clark, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship: Social Entrepreneurship in the Arts; Graley Herren, Department of English, and George Farnsworth, Department of Biology: Enhancing Experiential Learning in Ireland; Joseph Wagner, S.J., Department of Mathematics and Computer Science: Enhancing the mathematical preparation of pre-service, secondary mathematics teachers; Shelagh Larkin, Stephanie Brzuzy, School of Social Work, Carol Scheerer, Joan Tunningley, Department of Occupational Therapy, Susan Namei, Barb Harland, School of Nursing, Eddie Hooker, Health Services Administration, and Renee Zucchero, Department of Psychology: a multidisciplinary approach to working with older clients experiencing dementia.
Summer 2009 fellowships were awarded to these Xavier faculty: Dennis Frost, Department of History: Paralympic sports and disability in modern Japan; Natalia Jacovkis, Department of Modern Languages: The flaneur in a globalized city; Margaret Martin, ESL: Examining student and teacher attitudes toward western cultural content in Sri Lankan reading materials; Cathy McDaniels Wilson, Department of Psychology: The extensive sexual violation and sexual abuse histories of incarcerated women twelve year follow up; Christopher Pramuk, Department of Theology: Meditations on pregnancy, miscarriage, and infant loss. Nicholas Salsman, Department of Psychology: Dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder; Thomas Strunk, Department of Classics: Libertas and the political thought of Tacitus; Lifang Wu, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship: A study on supply chain behaviors of industrial clusters.
Lea Minniti, director for International Student Services, successfully completed the NAFSA Academy for International Education in January 2009. Lea was selected by the leaders of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, to participate in this nine-month national training program that prepares international educators to expand their professional skill set. As part of the NAFSA Academy, Lea presented two sessions at the November 2008 Regional Conference in Lexington, Ky.: “The Triple Crown of International Education” and “Developing a Peer Mentoring Program for International Students” Lea is serving on the 2009 Leadership Team for NAFSA as the co-local arrangements chair for the November 2009 Regional Conference to be held in Cincinnati.
Michael Webb, chair/professor for the Department of Economics, spoke at the Global Center Young Professionals Professional Development Speaker Series on Feb. 12. His topic was “People Skills for Doing Business across Cultures.” Webb discussed tools and skills that allow professionals to understand differences in decision-making, communicating and negotiating, and leading across the globe to be effective in any culture.
Tom Merrill, associate professor and chair for the Department of Music, has been elected to serve a six-year term as the president of the Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association. The Central Division includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and represents choral directors from many different schools, churches and independent arts organizations. Merrill has previously served the American Choral Directors Association as president of the Ohio Choral Directors Association.
Ida Critelli Schick, professor and chair/director of the graduate program in Health Services Administration, addressed the University of Cincinnati Physician Leaders on February 11. The title of her presentation was “Topics in Applied Ethics in Medicine.”
Pickett Slater Harrington of the Community Building Institute was honored by the Evanston Community Council as volunteer of the year.
Marilyn Clark, an adjunct professor in the Department of English, has a short story in the spring issue of Short Story, a refereed journal published jointly by the University of Brownsville, Texas, and Caflin University in South Carolina.
James Buchanan, director of the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, delivered the 2009 Harry S. Truman Lecture in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 3, 2009. The Lecture entitled "Responding to Crisis: Global Social Capital and The Role of Interfaith Dialogue, Engagement and Action." The lecture is sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Library and Avila University.
The Department of School and Community Counseling, in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association and Child Focus, Inc., sponsored the 33rd Annual Winter Workshop for graduate counseling students, professional counselors and mental health professionals in the Gallagher Student Center, Jan. 9-10. About 200 students and professionals attended the event. Bill O'Connell, associate professor, chaired the workshop and co-presented an ethics-education session. Lon Kriner, associate professor and chair of the department, and Margery Shupe, associate professor, facilitated discussion groups for school counselors. Kathy Winterman, assistant professor in the school of education, presented a session on helping difficult students.
Kam Wong, associate professor for Department of Criminal Justice, has a new book entitled Policing: History and Reform, now available on Amazon. The book was 10 years in the making and promises to change the way we investigate into and understand Chinese policing. The book introduces a new and radical theory of community policing—police powers as a social resource theory—now being practiced in the community as community drive crime control.
Sean Miller, men’s head basketball coach, has the fourth-highest career academic progress rate of any Top 25 coach, ahead of coaches from such institutions as the University of Notre Dame, UCLA, MSU, Syracuse University, the University of Arizona and the University of Oklahoma. APRs indicate how well players fare in the classroom.
Tom Merrill, associate professor and chair for the Department of Music, completed his performing edition of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “In Honorem Sancti Xavierij Canticum” (H. 355). The edition is published by the Society for Seventeenth Century Music.
Tyrone Williams, professor in the Department of English, read some of his poetry at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Buffalo as part of the University of Buffalo’s Poetics Program. Williams’ recent books of poetry are c.c. and On Spec.
Judy Brown, student employment coordinator in the Career Services Center and one of the recipients of the UPS Professional Development Scholarship, was selected to attend the National Student Employment Association's 34th annual conference held the week of Nov. 10 in Philadelphia. About 200 college and university student-employment personnel from all over the country attended the conference.
The Department of School and Community Counseling was extensively represented at the Ohio Counseling Association’s (OCA) annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 5-7. William O’Connell, associate professor and president of the OCA, developed and hosted the conference, which attracted more than 1,200 counselors with 140 educational offerings. Lon Kriner, associate professor and chair of the department, received the annual George Hill Award for outstanding contributions to the field of school counseling. Brent Richardson, associate professor, presented a workshop on helping youth who self-injure. Robert Wubbolding, professor emeritus, presented a session on reality therapy. Shantel Thomas, adjunct faculty, presented on counseling young minority women. Tony Fryer, adjunct faculty, presented on couples counseling strategies. Rhonda Norman, clinical coordinator, and Margery Shupe, associate professor, supported O’Connell in organizing the conference.
Ahuja, R. D., Michels, T., Walker, M.W., & Weissbuch, M. (2007). Teen perceptions of disclosure in buzz marketing. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 24(3), 151-159.
Brian Balyeat presented "A Class Experiment to Illustrate One of the Most Important Forces in Finance: Multiple Asset Arbitrage" at the Financial Education Association meeting in Hilton Head, SC. He also presented "Option Prices as Predictors of Aggregate Stock Returns" at the Southwestern Finance Association meeting in Houston, TX. This paper was also published this year in the Review of Futures Markets. His paper "A Class Experiment: The Dollar Auction as a Teaching Tool to Demonstrate the Theories of Behavioral Finance" has been accepted for publication in Advances in Financial Education and he has a chapter entitled "Measuring and Hedging Option Price Sensitivities" forthcoming in Companion to Financial Derivatives.
Stephanie Brzuzy, Social Work, presented at the 20th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, focusing on issues pertaining to diversity in professional schools. The presentation, ?Standardization and Diversity: Tensions in Professional Health Sciences Training, Lessons from Professional Schools of Social Work? was done with Amber Ault, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Burns, D.J. is recognized for the following:
- Burns, D.J., named president of the American Collegiate Retailing Association.
- Wilkinson, J. B., & Burns, D. J. (2007). Suburban regional shopping malls: Can the magic be restored? [Videorecording and instructional manuals]. In M. Levy & B. A. Weitz, Retailing management. New York: Irwin/McGraw-Hill.
- Also included in (2009) M. Levy & B. A. Weitz (Series Eds.), Retailing management. New York: Irwin/McGraw-Hill.
- Burns, D.J. (Ed.). (2008). Adventures in Retailing Research - Proceedings of the American Collegiate Retailing Association Spring Conference. Cincinnati OH: American Collegiate Retailing Association, 2008.
- Burns, D.J. (Ed.). (2008). Eat, Sleep, and Dream Big: Retail Research for 2008 and Beyond – Proceedings of the American Collegiate Retailing Association Winter Conference. Cincinnati OH: American Collegiate Retailing Association.
- Burns, D.J. (Ed.). (2007). Magnificent research on the magnificent mile. Proceedings of the American Collegiate Retailing Association Spring Conference. Cincinnati, OH: American Collegiate Retailing Association.
- Burns, D.J. (Ed.). (2007). Retail research in motion. Proceedings of the American Collegiate Retailing Association Spring Conference. Cincinnati, OH: American Collegiate Retailing Association.
- Burns, D.J. (2008). Ethical Evaluation of Selected Practices in the Retail Food Industry: The Effects of Gender." In G. Riecken and D. Shepherd (Eds.), Enriching Theoretical and Practical Understanding of Marketing [Savannah, GA] Muncie IN: Association of Marketing Theory and Practice.
- Willis, L. and Burns, D. J. (2008). Goal Orientation and Motivation: A Research Agenda." In G. Riecken and D. Shepherd (Eds.), Enriching Theoretical and Practical Understanding of Marketing [Savannah, GA] Muncie IN: Association of Marketing Theory and Practice.
- Scruggs, R. and Burns, D. J. (2008). An Evolutionary Perspective of (In)Civility Assessment on Organizational Outcomes and Marketing to Employees and Customers. In G. Riecken and D. Shepherd (Eds.), Enriching Theoretical and Practical Understanding of Marketing [Savannah, GA] Muncie IN: Association of Marketing Theory and Practice.
- Romanelli, R. and Burns, D. J.(2008). The Use of Likert-Type Scales in Marketing Research: A Review. In G. Riecken and D. Shepherd (Eds.), Enriching Theoretical and Practical Understanding of Marketing [Savannah, GA] Muncie IN: Association of Marketing Theory and Practice.
- Burns, D.J., Conway Dato-on, M., and Manolis, C. (2008). The Effect of Acculturation on the Shopping Preferences of Hispanic Consumers. In D. J. Burns (Ed.), Eat, Sleep, and Dream Big: Retail Research for 2008 and Beyond – Proceedings of the American Collegiate Retailing Association Winter Conference [New York, NY]. Cincinnati OH: American Collegiate Retailing Association.
- Burns, D.J., Conway Data-on, M., & Manolis, C. (2007). Shopping preferences of Hispanic consumers: The effect of acculturation. In J. Chapman (Ed.), Enriching Theoretical and Practical Understanding of Marketing: Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice [Panama City, FL]. Muncie, IN: Association of Marketing Theory and Practice.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). Attributional style and consumer attitudes: The case of attitudes toward consumer free-riding activity. In J. Chapman (Ed.), Enriching Theoretical and Practical Understanding of Marketing: Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice [Panama City, FL]. Muncie, IN: Association of Marketing Theory and Practice.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). Toward a new meta-narrative of consumption. In J. Chapman (Ed.), Enriching Theoretical and Practical Understanding of Marketing: Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice [Panama City, FL]. Muncie, IN: Association of Marketing Theory and Practice.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). Mimeticism: Toward a theory of fashion. In D. J. Burns (Ed.), Magnificent research on the magnificent mile. Proceedings of the American Collegiate Retailing Association Spring Conference. Cincinnati, OH: American Collegiate Retailing Association.
- Burns, D.J., Conway Dato-on, M., and Manolis, C. (2008). The effect of acculturation on the shopping preferences of Hispanic consumers. Paper resented at National Retail Federation/American Collegiate Retailing Association Winter Meeting, New York City NY.
- Burns, D. J., Manolis, C., & Tadepalli, R. (2007). At-retail technology and the in-store shipping experience: The effects on retail image and consumer spending behavior. Paper presented at the American Marketing Association Summer Educators’ Conference, Washington, DC.
- Burns, D. J. (2008). Ethical evaluation of selected practices in the retail food industry: The effects of gender. Paper presented at Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Savannah GA.
- Willis, L. and Burns, D. J. (2008). Goal orientation and motivation: A research agenda. Paper presented at Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Savannah GA.
- Scruggs, R. and Burns, D. J. (2008). An evolutionary perspective of (in)civility assessment on organizational outcomes and marketing to employees and customers. Paper presented at Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Savannah GA.
- Romanelli, R, and Burns, D. J. (2008). The use of Likert-type scales in marketing research: A Review. Paper presented at Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Savannah GA.
- Burns, D.J., Conway Data-on, M., & Manolis, C. (2007). Shopping preferences of Hispanic consumers: The effect of acculturation. Paper presented at the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Panama City, FL.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). Attributional style and consumer attitudes: The case of attitudes toward consumer free-riding activity. Paper presented at the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Panama City, FL.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). Toward a new meta-narrative of consumption. Paper presented at the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Panama City, FL.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). Mimeticism: Toward a theory of fashion. Paper presented at the American Collegiate Retailing Association Spring Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Burns, D.J. (2008). Included as a “Highlighted Researcher” in Flynn, J. and I. Foster (2008). Research methods for the fashion industry, New York: Fairchild.
- Burns, D.J. (2008). Selected to participate in the 2007 Calvin College Seminar in Scholarship, “Business as Ministry: Exploring the Issues, Trends and Challenges,” led by Steven L. Rundle and C. Neal Johnson.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). Students (Emily Barbero and Alex Villeneuve) received first and third places respectively in the Second Annual American Collegiate Retailing Association Undergraduate Student Retail Analysis Competition.
- Burns, D.J. (2003-present). Member of editorial review board. Journal of Business Disciplines.
- Burns, D.J. (1992-present). Member of editorial board. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.
- Burns, D.J. (2008-present). Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Commerce and Management.
- Burns, D.J. Conference Chair for the 2008 National Retail Federation/American Collegiate Retailing Association Winter Meeting, New York City NY.
- Burns, D.J. Conference Chair for the 2007 National Retail Federation/American Collegiate Retailing Association Winter Meeting, New York City NY.
- Burns, D.J. Track Chair for 2009 Academy of Marketing Science/American Collegiate Retailing Association Triennial Retailing Conference, Site Selection and Geographic Information Systems track.
- Burns, D.J. Track Chair for 2008 Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Promotion, Retailing, and Personal Selling track.
- Burns, D.J. Track Chair for 2007 Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Promotion, Retailing, and Personal Selling track.
- Burns, D.J. (2008). The rise and fall of the consumer culture: The growth of downshifting as an alternative lifestyle. In H. Cherrier and F. Gandoli (Eds.), Downshifting: A theoretical and practical approach to living a simplified life. Hyderabad India: ICFAI University Press, 165-185.
- Conway Dato-on, M. and Burns, D. J. (2008). Perceived discrimination by Hispanics in the U.S. marketplace: Relationships with shopping motivations and store image. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 2 (October), forthcoming 2008.
- Burns, D.J. (2008). Will I do as well on the final exam as I expect? An examination of students’ expectations. Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8 (3), forthcoming.
- Burns, D.J. and Warren, H. B. (2008). Consumer warfare: Implications for marketing strategy. Journal of Business Strategy, 29 (November/December), forthcoming.
- Burns, D.J., Chinta, R., Kashyap, V., Manolis, C., and Sen, A. (2008). Hospital care and capacity in the tri-state region of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio: Analysis and insights. Health Marketing Quarterly, 25 (3), 254-269.
- Burns, D.J., Reid, J. S., Toncar, M., Anderson, C. E., and Wells, C. (2008). The effect of gender on the motivation of members of generation Y college students to volunteer. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 19 (1), 99-118.
- Conway Dato-on, M., Burns, D. J., Manolis, C., & Hanvanich, S. (2007). Cultural assimilation and its effects on consumption behaviors. Journal of Shopping Center Research, 13(2), 109-140.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). An examination of the accuracy of expected grades. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 11(3), 45-58.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). Marketplace interaction styles and consumer free-riding: The relationship between assertiveness and aggressiveness and attitudes toward consumer free-riding. Services Marketing Quarterly, 48(4), 35-48.
- Burns, D.J., Duganne, D., & Deiderick, E. T. (2007). Patrons of home centers and hardware chains: A comparison. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 35(5), 363-380.
- Burns, D.J. (2007). Toward an explanatory model of innovative behavior. Journal of Business and Psychology, 21(Summer), 461-488.
Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco, Spanish, delivered a presentation at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, held Aug. 2-5, 2007, in San Diego. Her talk, prepared with Kathy Barton, a colleague from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was titled “A New Focus on Language Learning.” The presentation offered new ways of promoting language learning through reduced grammar, with suggestions for using grammar as a tool to build proficiency. David Knutson, Modern Languages, also presented an article at the meeting, “Past of Present of the Spanish Civil War,” his paper is a continuation of an ongoing study of the civil war in contemporary culture. She also gave a plenary session at the North American Montessori Teachers Association Teacher Training Conference, on Nov. 1 in Cleveland. Her presentation was titled “New Approaches to Second Language in the Context of the Montessori Adolescent Experiential Approach.”
Myers, M.B. and Cheung, M. (2008), Sharing global supply chain knowledge. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49 (Summer), 67-73.
Suzanne Michele Chouteau, Department of Art, was one of 46 artists selected from nearly 900 submissions to exhibit her woodcut, Genocide of the Conscience: Darfur, Sudan, in THINK TANK 2008: A National Juried Exhibition held at the Eagle Gallery of Murray State University in Kentucky. Her monotype, Yellowstone: Slough Creek I, was one of 127 works from over 850 submissions exhibited in the MGNE (Monotype Guild of New England, Inc.) 2008 National Exhibition held at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts. Her etching, Bristlecone Pine (Respect your Elders), won a Purchase Award in the Janet Turner Print Museum’s 7th Biennial National Print Competition Exhibition 2008 in Chico, California.
Elaine Crable published the following:
- Tesch. D., Braun, G., and Crable E. (2008) An Examination of Employers Perceptions and Expectations of IS Entry-level Personal and Interpersonal Skills, Information Systems Education Journal, Volume 6 (1), 1-16.
- Bertaux, N., Crable, E., (2007) Learning about women, economic development, entrepreneurship and the environment in India: A Case Study. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 12, 4, 1-12.
Arthur J. Dewey, Theology, presented a workshop during the Jesus Seminar at the Westar Institute in Santa Rosa, Calif. The seminar is an effort by Bible scholars to promote religious literacy.
Christian End, psychology, was appointed associate editor of the Journal of Sport Behavior.
Bruce Erikson, Department of Art, was excepted to the 26th Annual National Small Works: A National Juried Exhibition at the Arkell Museum in Cananorie, NY and the 2008 Rockford Midwestern at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, IL. One painting, Nurse’s Station- Dixmont State Hospital for the Insane was acquired by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA for their permanent collection. Erikson exhibited in the 3rd National at Axis Gallery in Sacramento, CA. The juror, Phil Linhares, Chief Curator of the Oakland Museum in California, selected 47 works by 34 artists from 442 submissions.
Joanne Phillips Estes, Occupational Therapy, presented two posters at the Society for the Study of Occupation in October.
Mike Flick and Debbie Kuchey, childhood studies, published “Success at Mathematics Contests and Relational Understanding in Mathematics: A Way to Enhance Problem Solving Skills” in The Ohio Journal of School Mathematics.
Mark Frolick created the Xavier/KPMG BI Speaker series, a fully-funded speaker series. He also:
- Implemented the Platform Lab in Cincinnati. This is a strategic alliance between Xavier and the Cincinnati business community.
- Helped define the new information technology infrastructure for the Cincinnati Catholic Archdiocese.
Authored or co-authored the following articles:
- Okunoye, Adekunle, Mark N. Frolick and Elaine Crable. "Stakeholder Influence and ERP Implementation in Higher Education," Journal of Information Technology Case and Applications Research, Vol. 10, No 3, Fall 2008 , pp. 9-38.
- Huang, Zhenyu. Brian Janz, and Mark N. Frolick. "A Comprehensive Examination of Internet-EDI Adoption,” Information Systems Management, Vol. 25, No. 3, Summer 2008, pp. 273-286.
- Ariyachandra, Thilini R. and Mark N. Frolick. "Critical Success Factors in Business Performance Management – Striving for Success." Information Systems Management, Vol. 25, No. 2, Spring 2008, pp. 113-120.
- Crable, Elaine, James Brodzinski, and Mark N. Frolick. "The Intelligent New Business Electronic Application and Automated Underwriting Solution at The Western-Southern Life Insurance Company." Information Systems Management, Vol. 25, No. 2, Spring 2008, pp. 155-158.
- Urwiler, Robert and Frolick . "The IT Value Hierarchy: Using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a Metaphor for Gauging the Maturity Level of Information Technology use within Competitive Organizations," Information Systems Management, Vol. 25, No. 1, Winter 2008, pp. 83-88.
- Tesch, Debbie, Timothy J. Kloppenborg, and Mark N. Frolick. "IT Project Risk Factors: The Project Management Professionals Perspective," Journal of Computer Information Systems, Vol. 47, No. 4, Summer 2007, pp. 61-69.
- Birkle, Justin, and Mark N. Frolick. "Confidential Information in the Workplace: The Role of Human Resources in Information Security," Journal of Modern Business, Winter 2007 (on-line).
- Urwiler, Robert and Frolick . "The IT Value Hierarchy: Maslow's Hierarchy and Maturity," The CIO Leadership Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, May 2007. (online)
- Okunoye, Adekunle, Abiodun O. Bada, and Mark N. Frolick. "IT Innovations and e-Service Delivery: An Exploratory Study," Proceeding of the IFIP WG9.4 9th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries , San Paulo, Brazil, May 2007.
- Crable, E., Brodzinski, J and Frolick, M. (2008) The Intelligent New Business Electronic Application and Automated Underwriting Solution at The Western-Southern Life Insurance Company, Information Systems Management, 25: 2, 155-58.
Jonathan Gibson, Department of Art, exhibited at the Phoenix Gallery National Juried Group Exhibition. The Juror was Esther Adler, Curatorial Assistant for the Department of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Another exhibition he participated in was at the Pleiades Gallery National Juried Group Exhibition. The Juror was Joan Young, the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art and Manager of Curatorial Affairs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. He also developed the branding, design, programming, and maintenance for www.ingredientchallenge.com. This site is a community blog where those wanting help with the question, "What's for Dinner" can challenge themselves to introduce new ingredients into their cooking.
Michael Goldweber, of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics published three papers, "VDE - An Emulation Environment for Supporting Computer Networking Courses," "View-OS: A New Unifying approach Against The Global View Assumption" and "Reviewing the SIGCSE Reviewing Process." He was also appointed the proceedings editor for the 13th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, an associate program chair for the 40th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, and an assistant editor for the journal "inroads."
Edward P. Hahnenberg, Theology, was a keynote speaker at the National Symposium on Lay Ecclesial Ministry, held July 31-Aug. 3 2007 at St. John's University in Collegeville. The theme was “Working in the Vineyard of the Lord,” exploring such areas as formation, pathways to ministry and the ministerial workplace. Hahnenberg’s presentation was featured in the Catholic News Service. He is also a theological adviser to the U.S. Council of Bishops.
Tom Hayes, Marketing, recently gave the keynote addresses at two international conferences. The first was the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) European Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, where his topic was “The Future of Marketing in Higher Education.” The second was at the American Marketing Association’s 18th Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education in San Diego, where his presentation was titled “50 Marketing Mistakes in Higher Education." He is also recognized for the following accomplishments:
- Hayes, T. (1996-2007). Editor. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education.
- Hayes, T. and Adler, R. University marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.
- Hayes, T Marketing colleges and universities: A services approach.
- Hayes, T. (2007). Acquiring and using marketing information for strategic decision making. In R. Whiteside (Ed.), Student marketing for colleges and universities. Washington, DC: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO).
- Hayes, T. (2007). ‘To be or not to be…’ Service and marketing in the American university market. In K. Siebenhaar (Ed.), Master your service! Die universitatals dienstleister. Berlin, Germany: Vistas.
- Hayes, T. (2008). Received the Crystal Apple Award from CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education).
- Hayes, T. (2007). 50 marketing mistakes and how to avoid them at your college. Paper presented at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) European Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Hayes, T. (2007). 50 marketing mistakes and how to avoid them at your college. Paper presented at the American Marketing Association’s Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education, San Diego, CA.
- Hayes, T. (2007). The future of marketing for higher education. Paper presented at the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
- Hayes, T. (2007). Marketing universities from a services perspective. Paper presented at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Integrated Marketing and Branding Conference, Boston, MA.
- Hayes, T. (2007). Integrated marketing planning I. Paper presented at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Integrated Marketing and Branding Conference, Boston, MA.
- Hayes, T. (2007). Integrated marketing planning II. Paper presented at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Integrated Marketing and Branding Conference, Boston, MA.
- Hayes, T. (2007). Marketing universities from a services perspective. Presentation delivered at CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) on Demand, Madison, WI.
- Hayes, T. (2007). Marketing colleges and universities: A primer. Workshop presented at the CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Summer Institute, Nashville, TN.
- Hayes, T. (2007). Creating the marketing plan I, II, III. Three-session workshop presented at the CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Summer Institute, Nashville, TN.
- Hayes, T. (2007). Marketing colleges and universities from a services perspective. Workshop presented at the CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Summer Institute, Nashville, TN.
- Hayes, T. (2007). There is no marketing without marketing research. Workshop presented at the CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Summer Institute, Nashville, TN.
Edmond Hooker, health services administration, authored “Use of Magnesium for the Treatment of Acute Onset Atrial Fibrillation” in the Southern Medical Journal; “Bioterrorism” in MedicineNet; and co-authored “A Prospective Study of the Impact of Multiple Patient Transports on Care Provided during Aeromedical Transport” in Academic Emergency Medicine.
Gail Hurst, Criminal Justice, published “Juvenile Attitudes Toward the Police: An Examination of Rural Youth” in Criminal Justice Review.
Stafford Johnson published a new textbook, Introduction to Derivative: Options, Futures, and Swaps, with Oxford University Press.
Hem Raj Joshi, Mathematics and CS, published "Modeling the Effect of Information Campaign on the HIV Epidemic in Uganda'', Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Vol 5(4) 2008, p 757-770. ``Harvesting Control in an Integrodifference Population Model with Concave Growth Term ", Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, Vol 1(3) 2007, p 417-429. ``Optimal Harvesting During an Invasion of a Sublethal Plant Pathogen'' Environment and Development Economics, 12 (2007), p 673-686. ``UBM and REU: Unigue Approaches at Tennessee'', Proceedings of the Conference on Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, editor J A Gallian, AMS Publication 2007, p 261-265. Hem Raj Joshi, Mathematics and CS, presented "Effect of Education on HIV Epidemic" as an invited invited mini symposium speaker at the Society of Mathematical Biology International Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2008 . Hem Raj Joshi, Mathematics and CS, was nominated to the Society of Mathematical Biology travel committee.
Hausman, A., Kashyap, V., & Johnston, W. J. (2007). Factors affecting relational value and relationship quality in relationship success: A network perspective. In Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science Summer Conference [Coral Gables, FL]. Ruston, LA: The Academy.
Tom Knestrict, Childhood Education and Literacy, was the keynote speaker at the 2008 Columbus Association for the Education of Young Children's Conference at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 3 2008, presenting his research entitled “A Trip to Holland: Developing Family Resiliency When Raising Children with Severe Disabilities.” The keynote address and presentation was filmed for a video distributed by Learning Seed/Magna Systems. Knestrict will also present the paper at the 16th Annual National Conference on Parent Education in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 14 and 15, 2008.
David Knutson, modern languages, published “La novela universitaria española: ¿deseo o rechazo?” (The Spanish University Novel: Desire or Rejection?) in Deseo, Poder y Política en La Cultura Hispánica (Desire, Power, and Politics in Hispanic Culture).? He also presented “Past of Present of the Spanish Civil War” at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese; presented at the 61st Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in Lexington, Ky., on April 18, 2008. Knutson was part of a panel focusing on recent crime fiction in Spain. He also appeared at the 49th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, in Cleveland, November 8-11, 2007. Knutson participated in a special session on collective identity and regional autonomy in contemporary Spanish crime fiction. His article, “Madrid's Fearful Future: Energy, Language and Genetics according to Rafael Reig,” studies a series of novels by new Spanish crime novelist who portrays a Madrid of the future, after the world has run out of oil and a transnational corporation has taken political and economic control of the country.
Debora Kuchey, Childhood Education and Literacy, presented “Using a Constructivist Approach to Alleviate Math Anxiety in Pre-Service Early Childhood Teachers,” Oct. 26 at the Mid-West Educational Research Association Conference in St. Louis.
Timothy Kruse published an article in the Journal of Corporate Finance and presented papers at the Asian Finance Association meetings in Yokohama, Japan and the Southern Finance Association meetings in Charleston, South Carolina.
Shelagh Larkin, faculty member in social work, received a Wheeler Grant for her project, “Reinvigorating Generalist Practice into Field Education” and presented at the Social Work for Social Justice: Strengthening Social Work Practice through the Integration of Catholic Social Teaching conference, at The College of St. Catherine/The University of St. Thomas. Her presentation, “Teaching to the Mission: Spiritually Based Professional Development of Self in Field Education: An Ignatian Approach,” was based on her work in the Ignatian mentoring program.
Gina Lofquist, Montessori education, and Ginger MicKenzie, associate professor of childhood education and literacy, spent Jan. 18, 2008 with the staff at Pleasant Ridge Elementary the first public neighborhood Montessori school to share knowledge of Montessori methods and practices.
Manolis, C. is recognized for the following accomplishments:
- Levin, A., Manolis, C., Bruneau, C. L., & Whalen, J. (2007). Sports fans’ acceptance of sponsorship and advertising during televised sporting events. In J. Chapman (Ed.), Enriching Theoretical and Practical Understanding of Marketing: Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice [Panama City, FL]. Muncie, IN: The Association
- Manolis, C. and Roberts, J. A. (2008). A time affluence model of adolescent compulsive buying. In W. Kilbourne and J. Mittelstaedt (Eds.), Macromarketing: Systems, Causes, and Consequences, Papers of the 33rd Annual Macromarketing Conference, Clemson, SC: Macromarketing Society, Inc., 210-214.
- Kloppenborg, T. J., Manolis, C. and Debbie Tesch (2008). Stakeholder relationships and project success: An examination of sponsor planning behaviors. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Production Operations Management Society, La Jolla, CA (22 pages, abstract number 008-0206).
- Prince, M., Manolis, C., & Minetor, R. (2007). Life satisfaction crossover among couples. In R. J. Estes (Vol. Ed.), Advancing quality of life in a turbulent world: Vol. 29. Social indicators research series (pp. 191-208). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
- Levin, A., Conway Dato-on, M., & Manolis, C. (2007). Deterring illegal downloading: The effects of threat appeals, past behavior, subjective norms, and attributions of harm. Journal of Consumer Behavior, 6(2/3), 111-122.
- Roberts, J. A., Manolis, C. and Tanner, Jr., J. F. (2008). Interpersonal influence and adolescent materialism and compulsive buying. Social Influence, 3 (2), 114-131.
- Manolis, C. and Roberts, J. A. (2008). Compulsive buying: Does it matter how it’s measured? Journal of Economic Psychology, 29 (4), 555-578.
- Manolis, C., Roberts, J. A. and Kashyap, V. (2008). A critique and comparison of two scales from fifteen years of studying compulsive buying. Psychological Reports, 102 (February), 153-165.
- Kashyap, V., Manolis, C. and Brashear, T. G. (2008). A measure of distributive justice in distribution channels: Scale development and validation. Journal of Marketing Channels, 15 (4), 253-279.
- Kloppenborg, T. J., Manolis, C. and Tesch, D. B. (2009). Successful project sponsor behaviors during project initiation: An empirical investigation. Journal of Managerial Issues (forthcoming).
Cathy McDaniels-Wilson, psychology, was elected president of the Ohio Psychological Association
Ginger K. McKenzie, education, published "Montessori Secondary Schools: Preparing Today’s Adolescents for the Challenges of Tomorrow" in Montessori Life.
Bruce Miller, Center for Corporate Success, was the keynote speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Project Management December 6-11, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. More than 1,000 participants were anticipated from more than 25 countries, representing corporate, academic and government organizations. Miller spoke on “The Right Choice: Making Better Portfolio Management Decisions.”
Claire Morress, Occupational Therapy, presented a short course at the International Seating Symposium in March.
Bill O’Connell, School and Community Counseling, was named president-elect of the Ohio Counseling Association. He also co-presented with Mei Tang from the University of Cincinnati at the American Counseling Association International Conference on March 30, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In “Mosaic of Counseling: Integrating Indigenous Healing and Ecological Counseling,” O’Connell discussed the indigenous healing practices of persons native to Nayarit, Mexico. He also contributed a book chapter to the Ecological Counseling: An Innovative Approach to Conceptualizing Person-Environment Interaction, published by the American Counseling Association.
Ken Overberg, S.J., theology, received a third-place award in the “Best Feature Article in a General Interest Newsletter” from the Catholic Press Association.
Joanne Phillips Estes, occupational therapy, presented two posters at the Society for the Study of Occupation.
Ron Quinn, Health, Physical Education and Sport Studies, and colleague Dave Carr, Sport Sciences at Ohio University, made a poster presentation titled “Developmental Characteristics of U.S. Male and Female National Team Soccer Players” at the International Council for Coach Education Global Coach Conference, held Aug.30-Sept. 3 2007, at the Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China. The conference theme was “Effective Coaching to Improve Athlete Performance” and was attended by 125 individuals from 29 different countries. He also:
- Was the featured guest speaker for the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar/Athlete Foundation. He was the head coach at Xavier from 1993 through 2004.
- Was the featured clinician at the North Carolina State Soccer Association annual general meeting on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 in Greensboro, where he conducted a four-hour workshop for recreational coaches. He then flew to Allentown, Pa., where he was the guest speaker at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete banquet, which honored senior scholar-athletes from more than 40 high schools in the Lehigh Valley. As part of the event, he was inducted into the Lehigh Valley Soccer Hall of Fame.
D. Patrick Redmon, Health Services Administration, spoke at the University of Cincinnati’s Institute for the Study of Health, on Nov. 5, 2007. His topic was “Medicare's Introduction of Severity-Adjusted DRGs for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System.”
Carol Scheerer, occupational therapy, published two articles in Occupational Therapy in Health Care.
Schertzer, S.M., Dwyer, F. & Schertzer, C. B. (2008). Dynamic relationship between corporate brand image and loyalty in B2B services. Paper presented at American Marketing Association, San Antonio, TX.
Schertzer, C. B. & Tatham, R. (2008). Collecting quality information for marketing decisions. [Videorecording and instructional manuals]. In W.D. Perreault, Jr., J. P. Cannon and E. J. McCarthy, Basic marketing: A marketing strategy approach. New York: McGraw Hill-Irwin.
Heidrun Schmitzer, physics, won the Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for her proposal, “Micro-manipulation and Micro-tools: Investigating Self-Regulating Optically Active Elements and Naturally Grown, Optically Driven Rotors.”
John Sniegocki, theology, won “Best Feature Article in a Scholarly Magazine” for his essay “The Social Ethics of Pope John Paul II.”
John Surdick, accounting, won the Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator Award from the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Accounting Association, Ohio Region.
Ann Marie Tracey, legal studies, was elected chair of the Ohio Ethics Commission.
Joan Tunningley, occupational therapy, presented a round table at the Annual Ohio Occupational Therapy Association in October. She also received the service award from the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association and provided an in-service at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for occupational therapists interested in seeking board certification in pediatrics. Joan is one of only three such certified occupational therapists in the state of Ohio.
Winston Vaughan, Childhood Education and Literacy, presented “Teaching for Social Justice,” at the Midwestern Educational Research Association Fall 2007 Conference. Vaughan also published an article with Deborah Hess and Hilreth Lanig, nursing, titled “Educating for Equity and Social Justice” in Multicultural Perspectives, a peer reviewed journal.
Kam Wong, criminal justice, presented “The Idea of Terrorism in China” at the International Conference on Terrorism, Human Security and Development: Human Rights Perspectives; “The 9/11 Commission Report” at the Public Security University in Beijing; “Crime and Justice in Cambodia, China and North Korea” and “An Investigation into Chinese Jurisprudential Thinking and Feeling” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ annual meeting; “Community Driven Crime Control” at the Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit; and “Community Policing with Chinese Characteristics: An Introduction to State Police as a Social Resource Theory” at the University of Cincinnati’s Division of Criminal Justice meeting. He was also a visiting scholar and professor of law at the City University of Hong Kong and was appointed special editor for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. He wrote the book The Making of USA Patriot Act: Legislation, Implementation, Impact; and published “Impact of the USPA on Society: Case Study of American Universities” in the Zhejiang Police College Journal; “The Behavior of Qing Law” in The Foreign Law Life; “A Preliminary Assessment of Hong Kong Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance: For Whom the Bell Tolls” in Proceedings: Hong Kong’s Basic Law.
His articles from the International Journal of the Sociology of Law, among the top 10 most downloaded articles in ScienceDirect TOP25 Hottest Articles for July-September 2007. No author has achieved such a distinction in the past. The articles are:
- “Studying Policing in China: Some Personal Reflections,”
- “The USA PATRIOT Act: Some Unanswered Questions,”
- “The Making of the USA Patriot Act I: The Legislative Process and Dynamics,”
- “The Making of the USA PATRIOT Act II: Public Sentiments, Legislative Climate, Political Gamesmanship, Media Patriotism.”
Three of his articles earned distinction among Science Direct’s Top 24 Hottest for January–March 2007:
- “The Making of the USA PATRIOT Act II: Public Sentiments, Legislative Climate, Political Gamesmanship, Media Patriotism;”
- “The USA Patriot Act: Some Unanswered Questions;”
- “The Making of the USA Patriot Act I: The Legislative Process and Dynamics.”
Tori Zascavage and Kathy Winterman, Secondary and Special Education, presented in December 2007 at the International Association for People with Disabilities conference. Together, they also published “Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning: What Does the Middle School Educator Need to Know?” in The Middle School Journal; and “Considerations for the Strategic Recruitment of Special Educators” in Teacher Education Quarterly.