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Accomplishments: October 18


Jeff Colgan, SIS:  received the 2011 University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs’ Robert O. Keohane award for his article “Oil and Revolutionary Governments: Fuel for International Conflict.”

Eric Lohr, history, CAS:  was awarded a National Council for Eurasian and East European Research fellowship for spring 2012.

Barry McCarthy, psychology, CAS: the book, Enduring Desire (Routledge 2010), coauthored with M. Metz, was the winner of the 2011 American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists award for best consumer book of the year.

Richard Sha, literature, CAS: has become a poetry editor for the Asian American Literary Review.



Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: delivered a lecture on addiction to online and mobile media, at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington.

Robin Broad, SIS: keynote, “Back to the Future: Contemporary Issues in the Philippines,” at the 50th anniversary celebration for returned Peace Corps volunteers from the Philippines, Washington, D.C.

Erran Carmel, Kogod: “The 10 Things Every Project Manager Needs to Know About Time Zones,” at the PMI annual conference, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Kimberly Cornaggia, Kogod: spoke about credit rating agencies at the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission International Seminar, “Role of Regulators in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis.

Bill DeLone, Kogod: “IT Quality and E-Government Net Benefits: A Citizen Perspective,”  at the European Conference on Information Systems, Helsinki, Finland.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: presented a paper on the influence of the King James Bible on late-eighteenth-century American political culture at a conference marking the quarter-centennial anniversary of the King James Bible, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

Brian Forst, SPA: gave the keynote talk on terrorism to the State Department–sponsored team of 15 officials from the European Regional Group, Meridian House, Washington, D.C.

Sonya Grier, Kogod: keynote address, “Targeted Food Marketing to Latino Youth and the Obesity Epidemic,” at the Salud America National Conference.

Christopher Palmer, director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, SOC: delivered the 15th annual Wege Lecture at Aquinas College.

Iwetta Pyc, Washington Semester Program:  “Children and Modern Day Slavery,” at third Conference on Child Rights and Sight, Yale University.

David Rosenbloom, SPA:  keynote address, “Dealing with Non-mission Based Values in Performance Oriented Public Management,” Public Management in the Coming Decade: China and the World, Fudan University, Shanghai.


Papers Presented

Rodger Streitmatter,  SOC: “Documenting a De Facto Same-Sex Marriage: Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo,” national conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis.


Published Works

Rachel Borchardt, Bender Library: her guest blog for AU’s communication faculty,, was picked up by SOC professor Matthew Nisbet and published on That blog was picked up by AL Direct, a weekly newsletter published by the American Library Association,

Lauren Feldman, SOC:  coauthored with E.W. Maibach, C. Roser-Renouf, and A. Leiserowitz, “Climate on Cable: The Nature and Impact of Global Warming Coverage on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC,” International Journal of Press/Politics, January 2012.

Christopher Palmer, director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, SOC:  “Into the Wild, Ethically: Nature Filmmakers Need a Code of Conduct,”, summer 2011.

Brian Yates, psychology, CAS: “Delivery Systems Can Determine Therapy Costs, and Effectiveness, More than Type of Therapy,” in Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6(5), 498-502, 2011.



Max Paul Friedman, history, CAS: interviewed by the Süddeutsche Zeitung on anti-Semitism in postwar Germany.