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Accomplishments: November 11


Brock Brady, language and foreign studies, CAS: appointed a State Department English language specialist for Angola.

Caren Goldberg, Kogod: was honored as one of the top 100 thought leaders in diversity and inclusion by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), at their Leadership Summit on Diversity and Inclusion, Pentagon City, April.

Tom Hertz, economics, CAS: his paper, “The Inheritance of Educational Inequality: International Comparisons and Fifty-Year Trends,” in the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, was selected as the winner of the 2007 Arrow Prize for Junior Economists.

Priyanka Komala, master’s student, computer science, CAS: was awarded the Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Award for the year 2008.

Chris Palmer, director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, and SOC: honored by Images and Voices of Hope for his work as a “Thought Leader in Environmental Media,” June.

Richard Schroth, Kogod: named one of the top 25 consultants in the world by Consulting magazine and also identified in the same issue as one of the most influential thought leaders in technology, especially corporate security, June.

Don Williamson, Kogod: was named one of the Top 45 CPAs by SmartCEO magazine, September.


Kathe Hicks Albrecht, curator, visual resources, CAS: cochaired the session “The Transitional Space or Moving On Up: Facilities Planning in the Digital Age,” at the Visual Resources Association annual conference, San Diego, March.

Jack Child, language and foreign studies, CAS: lectured on the 1982 Falklands-Malvinas War, at the U.S. Southern Command, Miami, June.

William DeLone, Kogod: “Impacts of Investments in IT on Economic Development in Island Economies,” at the National University of Ireland at Galway, May.

Walter Effross, WCL: “Lessons from Law School, Law Firms, and Legal Academia,” to the Princeton in Washington Program, June.

Philip Johnson, physics, CAS: “Probing Higher-order Interactions and Coherence with Double-Well Optical-Lattices,” at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP) of the American Physical Society (APS), Penn State, May.

Robert Marshak, SPA: “The Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change,” Dulles Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Reston, Va., July.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: discussant on the forums “Twenty-first Century Government and Public Governance” and “Accountability in the Public Sector,” at the conference “Accountability and Public Governance,” National Taiwan University, May.

Papers Presented

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: “Text, Talk, or View: The Role of Control, Culture, and Cost in Using Information Communication Technologies,” at the international conference “The Role of New Technologies in Global Societies: Theoretical Reflections, Practical Concerns, and Its Implications for China,” Hong Kong, July.

Robert Durant, SPA: “The Greening of the U.S. Military: Environmental Policy, National Security, and Overhead Democracy,” at the Armed Forces and Society Conference, International Political Science Association, Santiago, Chile, June.

Performances/Media Productions/Exhibitions

Leena Jayaswal, SOC: her film, Crossing Lines, was distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association to public television stations nationwide. It also was screened at the Austin Woman’s Film, Music and Literary Festival (May) and at Baltimore’s Women’s Film Festival (October) and was aired on “Asian Indian Immigrant Experience,” Queens Public Television, July.

Published Works

H. Kent Baker, Kogod: coauthored “Another Look at S&P 500 Retail Index Funds,” in the Journal of Indexes.

Erran Carmel, Kogod: coauthored “Potential Threats of Offshoring Software R&D: An Analysis of U.S.-Based Firms that Use ‘Common Criteria’ Certification,” in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency.

Julie Mertus, SIS: second edition of the award-winning Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy was released by Routledge in February 2008.

Gemma Puglisi, SOC: “What the death of Tim Russert means to broadcast journalism,” published on the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication blog, July.

Robert Tsai, WCL: Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture, Yale University Press, 2008.

Emilio Viano, SPA: coauthored with J. Paul Johnson “Raul: more of the same?” in the Guardian, May.

Andrew Yarrow, history, CAS: “How National Debt Is Contributing to Public Disenchantment with Government,” Huffington Post, April.