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Accomplishments: November 23

Robert Durant, SPA: has been appointed to the University of Tennessee Board of Visitors.

Sonya Grier, Kogod: and Guillaume Johnson, Witwatersrand University, won the ninth annual “Dark Side” case-writing competition this year sponsored by the Critical Management Studies division of the Academy of Management (AOM) for their case on corporate marketing practices toward ethnic minority youth.

Colman McCarthy, SIS: was awarded the 2010 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize Laureate, September.

Mary Switalski, College Writing Program, CAS: earned second place in the 2009 Pinch Literary Awards Contest for her short story “Traps;” the story was published in the spring 2010 edition of The Pinch Journal. She is a recipient of a 2010 Individual Artist Award in Fiction granted by the Maryland State Arts Council and read from her work at the 2010 Baltimore Book Festival.


Fanta Aw, AVP, Campus Life: “International Enrollment Management Perspectives from the U.S.” with David Pollock, executive director of IDP Australia, the organization in Australia responsible for international recruitment, at a symposium on international education sponsored by NAFSA and the International Educator Association of Australia.

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: participant in workshop titled “Electronic Textuality,” at the conference “Does Medium Matter: Reading Onscreen vs. in Hard Copy,” cosponsored by the EU COST Initiative (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and the European Science Foundation, Sabançi University, Istanbul.

Dawn DePasquale, Human Resources: invited speaker at two back-to-back conferences: 16th Annual International Conference on Creativity and Fifth Annual International Conference on Creativity for Educators, sponsored by Kobus Neethling, founder and director of the South African Creativity Foundation and the Kobus Neethling Group, South Africa.

Alex Hodges, University Library, Alison Thomas, literature, CAS, and Patricia West, University Library: “Teachers, Partners, Co-Mentors: Collaborating to Improve Research and Writing Instruction,” seventh Annual Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Coastal Georgia Center, Georgia Southern University, Savannah.

Robert Johnson, SPA: participated in three “Author Meets Critics” sessions at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) meetings, one of which dealt with his novel, Miller’s Revenge (Brown Paper Publishing, 2010.


H. Kent Baker, Kogod: editor with John Nofsinger, Behavior Finance: Investors, Corporations, and Markets, Kolb Series in Finance. John Wiley and Sons, 2010.

Arielle Bernstein, College Writing Program, CAS: has published several articles in The Millions and The Rumpus. She is a regular contributor to The Nervous Breakdown. She has been accepted with scholarship to attend Summer Literary Seminars for two years, and received special recognition from Phillip Lopate for an essay written while there. She was also listed as a finalist in Glimmer Train’s 2009 Family Matters Contest. She will be published in the upcoming anthology Amazing Graces: Yet Another Collection of Fiction by Washington Area Women, edited by Richard Peabody.

Robert Marshak, SPA: guest editor (with C. Oswick, D. Grant and J. Wolfram Cox) of a special issue of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science devoted to organizational discourse and change, March 2010.

Beryl Radin, SPA: “When Is a Health Department Not a Health Department: The Case of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,” in Social Policy and Administration, April 2010.

Richard Sha, literature, CAS: “Blake and the Queering of Jouissance,” in Queer Blake, Palgrave.

Susan Shepler, SIS: “Shifting Priorities in Child Protection in Sierra Leone since Lomé” in Sierra Leone Beyond Lomé: Challenges and Possibilities for a Post-War Nation, Marda Mustapha and Joseph Bangura, editors, Palgrave.


Peter Kuznick, history, CAS: was interviewed by the Malibu magazine about his upcoming documentary film series.