June TipSheet

June 1, 2010

Every year Emerald Group Publishing invites each journal’s Editorial Team to nominate what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous 12 months. An article entitled “Dynamic outsourcing through process modularization” by Daewoo Park and LiFang Wu, published in Business Process Management Journal, has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010. The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s Editorial Team, many of whom are eminent academics or managers. The paper was selected as it was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team saw throughout 2009. Park is Chair of Management and Entrepreneuership and Professor of Management in the Sedler Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Wu is an Assistant Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship.

The recipient of Xavier’s 2009-10 Teacher-of-the-Year Award, selected by Alpha Sigma Nu, is Dr. Graley Herren of the English department.

Dr. Richard Mullins, a newly tenured associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Pamela Roy, lab instructor in biology were selected to receive the Joan G. McDonald Awards for Outstanding Teaching in the Sciences. Dr. Mullins will receive a $10,000 award and Dr. Roy will receive a $5000 award.

Ms. Mary Stroud, chemistry laboratory instructor, was 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 NSBE’s ideals of academic excellence, professional success and dedication to the improvement of the black community.

Drs. Natalia Jacovkis and Eleni Tsalla, assistant professors in modern languages and philosophy respectively, were selected as participants in the NEH Summer Seminars. These seminars are offered to provide scholars with an opportunity to enrich and revitalize their understanding of significant humanities ideas, texts, and topics. Dr. Jacovkis’ seminar will be on contemporary urban fiction and take place in Brazil. Dr. Tsalla will join the seminar “Aristotle on Truth and Meaning,” at San Diego State University in San Diego, California.

Dr. 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. Prof. Westgate led over 130 talented high school students in two days of rehearsal and conducted an evening concert that represented 28 high schools from Pennsylvania.

Under the direction of Dr. 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.”

Dr. Roy Cohen, laboratory instructor in chemistry, was selected by the US Department of Energy at Oak Ridge, TN to provide laboratory data evaluation and validation services.

Dr. Gary Lewandowski, professor of computer science and chair of the mathematics and computer science department, served as co-chair for the annual SIGCSE conference (Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education) in Milwaukee which hosted approximately 1100 attendees.

Dr. Linda Busarow, visiting instructor of music, was elected the Ohio Choral Directors Association Southwest Division Chair.

Dr. 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, MI. Professor 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.

Dr. John Fairfield's book, The Public and Its Possibilities: A Civic History of the United States was published this spring by Temple University Press. Dr. Fairfield is professor of history and academic director of the Institute for Politics and the American Dream.

Dr. Norman Finkelstein, professor of English, recently published On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry (University of Iowa Press).

Dr. Mack Mariani, assistant professor of political science, launched the XJOP, the Xavier Journal of Politics. This is the first undergraduate journal at Xavier.