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Accomplishments: January 21


Bonnie Auslander, Kogod: was awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) that allows the fellows to focus on their creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers, and composers.

Rob Batarla, Kogod: named vice president finance/chief financial officer (CFO) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), September.

Brock Brady, language and foreign studies, CAS: became chair elect, Nonnative English Speaking Teacher Interest Section of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, (TESOL), July.

Eric Lohr, history, CAS: appointed editor of two volumes and to the editorial board of a planned 15-volume history of the Russian Empire in World War I to be published by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press.

Arturo Porzecanski, SIS: retained as a consultant by Uruguay’s Electronic Stock Exchange, to recommend how it should deal with failed trades among its broker-dealer members, June.

June Willenz, sociology, CAS: was named a special advisor on international affairs to the Secretary General of the World Veterans Federation (WVF).


Kathe Hicks Albrecht, curator, visual resources, CAS: “Digital Images in the Classroom: Understanding Copyright Rules and the Fair Use Exemption,” Wesley Theological Seminary; event was sponsored by the Washington Theological Consortium Arts Group, April 2008.

Todd Eisenstadt, SPA: “Institutions and Multiculturalism,” at an international course in Oaxaca, Mexico, sponsored by the Due Process of Law Foundation, USAID, AU, and the Oaxaca Autonomous University Conference, July-August.

Brian Forst, SPA: testified on the empirical evidence on the deterrent effect of the death penalty before the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Capital Punishment, Annapolis, Md., September.

Consuelo Hernandez, language and foreign studies, CAS: homage to Mario Benedetti and poetry reading, Embassy of Uruguay; and conference on the Salvadorian poet Mayamerica Cortez, Martin Luther King Public Library, Washington, D.C., July.

Chris Palmer, director, CEF, and SOC: moderated a National Science Foundation panel on lifelong learning and IMAX films at the Giant Screen Cinema Association Annual Conference, Jersey City, N.J., September.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: “Building Value Pluralism in Public Administration: Rights, Representation, Participation, and Transparency,” Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, May.

Abdul Aziz Said, SIS: hosted a conference at which he initiated the Universalist Project Virtual Think Tank, which will produce research and scholarship on “universalism” across time, August.

Jeffrey Schaler, SPA: presented and was a panelist at the conference “Conundrums and Controversies in Mental Health and Illness,” Fifteenth Annual Thomas A. Pitts Memorial Lectureship in Medical Ethics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, September.

Susan Shepler, SIS: “Trends in Understanding Child Soldiers in Local Contexts,” at the policy forum “Child Soldiers as Combatants, Victims, and Survivors,” sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Washington, D.C., September.

Papers Presented

Robert Durant and William Resh, SPA: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Disciplinary Boundaries, Research Blinders, and the Study of the Administrative Presidency,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, August.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: “The Forgotten Founders on Church and State,” American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, August .

Published Works

Anna Amirkhanyan, SPA: “Privatizing Public Nursing Homes: Examining the Effect on Quality and Access,” in Public Administration Review (PAR), 68(4).

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: chapter, “Instant Messaging by American College Students,” in Netlingo: The Metamorphosis of Language, Icfai University Press, Bangalore, India, September.

William DeLone, Kogod: coauthored “Measuring Information Systems Success: Models, Dimensions, Measures and Interrelationships,” in the European Journal of Information Systems, July.

Robert Kramer, SPA: coedited special issue of Public Administration Quarterly, summer 2008, vol 31, no 1.

Alan Kraut, history, CAS: published an invited response to A.B. Yehoshua’s essay, “An Attempt to Identify the Root Cause of Antisemitism,” in Azure, Ideas for the Jewish Nation, summer 2008.

Laura Langbein, SPA: “Management by Results: Student Evaluation of Faculty Teaching and the Mis-measurement of Performance,” in Economics of Education Review, 27 (4), August 2008.

William LeoGrande, dean, SPA: op-ed “Next U.S. president should be ready for immigration crisis,” Miami Herald, September.

Robert Marshak, SPA: coauthored “Transforming Talk: The Interplay of Discourse, Power and Change,” in Organization Development Journal, August.