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Accomplishments: July 27


H. Kent Baker, Kogod: his study, coauthored with Gary Powell, “Management Views of Corporate Governance and Firm Performance” in Advances in Financial Economics, was chosen as an Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010.

Karen Lynn Gerlach, director, student activities: received the 2010 Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer Award for outstanding achievement in the field of campus activities advisement, 50th Anniversary National Convention of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).

Daniel Schneider, SIS: was a 2010–11 Academic Fellow in Israel in May and June with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Washington, D.C.

Susan Shepler, SIS, and Sharyn Routh, SIS Ph.D. student: their coauthored article, “Effects of Teacher Training for Refugee Women in West Africa: Fostering Agents of Change in Schools and Society?” won the Jackie Kirk Memorial Competition sponsored by the Interagency Network on Education in Emergencies.

Ed Stazyk, SPA: his paper, “Public Service Motivation: The Role of Fit and Mission Valence,” has been chosen for inclusion in the Best Paper Proceedings of the 2010 Academy of Management Meeting.


Peter Kuznick, history, CAS: was interviewed by NHK TV and Nippon TV on the U.S. plans to relocate the Futenma Marine Base in Okinawa to Okinawa’s Henoko district despite the strong opposition of Okinawa’s population, April.

Judith Shapiro, SIS: discussed Google and China on Voice of America’s China Branch, April.


Jack Child, language and foreign studies, CAS: keynote speaker, “Latin America’s Smallest Icons and the Message They Give Us,” based on Child’s book, Miniature Messages: The Semiotics and Politics of Latin American Postage Stamps, Duke University Press, 2008.

Robert Marshak, SPA: “Organization Development Approaches to Change,” to members of the British civil service, National School of Government, London, U.K.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: “The Problem of Sustaining Administrative Reform in the USA,” and “Rosenbloom’s Twelve Tips for Publishing in Referee Journals,” College of Political Science and Public Administration, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R.C.

Robert Tomasko, SIS: “Corporate Social Responsibility: Past, Present and Future,” at the StartingBloc Institutes for Social Innovation at Tufts’ Fletcher School and NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Emilio Viano, SPA: was the closing keynote speaker at the First International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Paul Wapner, SIS: plenary speaker: “Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning, Association of Mindful Education,” Association for Mindfulness in Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass.

Papers Presented

Consuelo Hernandez, language and foreign studies, CAS: chaired the panel on “Latino Cultural Production in the United States” and presented “Las secuelas de una guerra en Viaje a la tierra del abuelo,” at the Mid-Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies Conference, Johns Hopkins University.

Published Works

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: guest-edited a themed section of an issue of New Media & Society, vol 12, no 1, on “Mobile Phones in Cross-Cultural Context.” The collection includes her lead article (coauthored with Ylva Hard af Segerstad), “Cross-Cultural Patterns in Mobile Phone Use: Public Space and Reachability in Sweden, the United States, and Japan.”

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: “Micah 6:8 in the Literature of the American Founding Era: A Note on Religion and Rhetoric,” in Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 12, no. 1, 2009.

Thomas Jandl, SIS: “Domestic Mobility and Elite Rent Seeking: The Right to Migrate among Provinces and Vietnam’s Economic Success Story,” in Society and International Relations in Asia, edited by M. Parvizi Amineh, Amsterdam University Press, 2010.

Julie Mertus, SIS: “Operation Allied Force: Handmaiden of Independent Kosovo,” International Affairs, vol 85(3), April 2009.

Stephanie Newbold, SPA: All But Forgotten: Thomas Jefferson and the Development of Public Administration, SUNY Press, March.

Beryl Radin, SPA: “Overhead Agencies and Permanent Government: The Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration,” in The Forum, December 2009.

Richard Sha, literature, CAS: “Imagination as Inter-science,” in European Romantic Review 20:5, 2009.

Noriko Williams, language and foreign studies, CAS: The Key to Kanji: A Visual History of 1100 Characters, Cheng and Tsui, January 2010.

Andrew Yarrow, history, CAS: op-ed “American Must Get Back to Setting Goals,” Baltimore Sun, March.