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Accomplishments: November 16

Performances/Media Productions/Exhibitions

Ann Zelle, professor emerita, SOC: eighteen photographic portraits of African American elders of West Virginia’s Tri-County Eastern Panhandle were exhibited in the historic Fire Hall Gallery of Charles Town Visitors Center, February 2011. The exhibit, based on a 1994 oral history project with historian Jimica Kenyatta, was supported by the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society and the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County.


Fanta Aw, AVP, Office of Campus Life: was elected for a second term to the board of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: was invited to join the editorial board of Discourse, Context and Media, a new journal published by Elsevier.

Lauren Feldman, SOC: was elected research chair of the Political Communication Interest Group at the AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) conference, St. Louis.

Claudio Grossman, dean, WCL: was reelected to the United Nations Committee against Torture.


William DeLone, Kogod: co-chaired the Young Faculty Symposium at the Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, Rome.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: “The Roots of the American Constitutional Tradition,” at the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University, Orlando, Fla.

Max Paul Friedman, history, CAS: “Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Cold War,” Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Va.

Sonya Grier, Kogod, and Kathryn Montgomery, SOC: hosted a workshop, “Digital Food Marketing to Teens,” where interdisciplinary experts from around the country discussed methods and measures to understand the influence of digital food marketing on teenagers. The workshop was part of a larger project funded by a grant from the Healthy Eating Research Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: “Regulation as an Instrument of Environmental Policy,” at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Eastern Management Development Center, Shephardstown, W. Va.

Judith Shapiro, SIS: “Environmental Life Histories: China,” at the World Health Organization, Geneva.

Papers Presented

Aaron Boesenecker, SIS: “A Crisis Wasted: Explaining the Return to National Patterns of Socio-Economic Governance in Europe,” 18th International Conference of Europeanists, Barcelona, Spain.

Brian Forst, SPA: “Preventing Terrorism: Short-Term Tactics and Long-Term Strategies,” at the Conference on Terrorism and Liberal Democracy, Roskilde University, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Published Works

Adrea Lawrence, SETH, CAS: Lessons from an Indian Day School: Negotiating Colonization in Northern New Mexico, 1902–1907, University Press of Kansas, 2011.

Robert Marshak, SPA: coauthored the chapter, “Images of Organization Development: The Role of Metaphor in Processes of Change,” in The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change, Routledge, 2011.

Barry McCarthy, psychology, CAS: coauthored, “Male Affirmative Couple Sex Therapy,” in Engaging Men in Couples Therapy, Routledge.

Christopher Palmer, director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, SOC: contributed the answer “Shark Week is entertainment by exploitation,” for Scuba Diving’s article “Ask an Expert: Is Shark Week Good for Sharks?” prior to the Discovery Channels launch of Shark Week 2011.

Rachel Sullivan Robinson, sociology, CAS, and SIS: “From Population to HIV: The Organizational and Structural Determinants of HIV Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa,” in the

Journal of the International AIDS Society, 14 (Suppl 2): S6.

Myra Sklarew, professor emerita, literature, CAS: poems are scheduled to appear in The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, volume I, Yale University Press, and in The Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care by physicians at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard.

Jon Wisman, economics, CAS: “On Human Behavior and the Nature of the Workplace,” in Looking Beyond the Individualism & Homo Economicus of Neoclassical Economics, Edward O’Boyle, editor, Marquette University Press, 2011.