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January - June 2008

PRESENTATIONS 

Dr. Andrew B. Arnold, Department of History, presented “The Inter-Industrial Problem: Staking out a Historical Middle Ground between Coal Miners and Railroad Managers,” at the Organization of America Historians Conference, March 2008. 

Dr. Bobbie Berry, Department of Elementary Education, and Dr. Linda McMillan, Department of Elementary Education, co-presented “Teacher Preparation – Beyond Talking, Walking the Walk” at Kennesaw University’s “Making an Impact” Conference, Atlanta, Ga., March 2008. Berry co-presented with Dr. Mary Ann O’Neil, Department of Elementary Education, “An Integrated Approach to Connecting Language Arts and Content Subject Areas Using Children’s and Young Adult Literature” at the Pennsylvania Middle School Association Conference, State College, March 2008. 

Dr. Christopher Bloh, Department of Special Education, presented “Comparing Transfer of Stimulus Control Procedures Across Learners with Autism” at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, “Autism: Issues and Recent Advancement in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism: Practical Strategies for Changing Behavior at Home and School,” Atlanta, Ga., February 2008, and “Generalization of Self-Control Training in Children with ADHD” at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, March 2008. 

Dr. Jeannie Burnett, Department of Elementary Education, presented “Beyond Bunny Rabbits: How Beatrix Potter’s Life and Her Small Cautionary Tales Have Influenced Generations of Children and Youth” at the Association for Childhood Education International Conference, Atlanta, Ga., March 2008. 

Elizabeth M. Casner, Department of English, presented “Polish/American Technology-based Cultural Exchange” at the combined conferences of the South Central Association for Language Learning Technology and the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers, Denver, Colo., February 2008 and presented “Polish /American Technology-based Cultural Exchange” at “Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership,” West Chester, May 2008. 

Dr. John Conahan, Department of Social Work, presented “New Strengths-Based Definition of Diversity: Social Work Practice Implications,” at the National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter Conference in Pittsburgh, March 2008, and presented “Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction: The Role of the Clinical Social Worker,” and “Navigating Your Agency’s Accreditation: Staff Responses to Change,” at the National Association of Social Workers of Pennsylvania Conference, Pittsburgh, March 2008. 

Dr. Gary Cordner, Department of Criminal Justice, presented "4th Generation Issues in Problem-Oriented Policing" at the annual Washington State Patrol Problem-Oriented Policing conference in Olympia, Wash., April 2008; "Education and Training for Police Planning" at the Law Enforcement Planning & Research Directors Group, Miami, Fla., April 2008; and two presentations in addition to serving on a roundtable at the International Police Executive Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2008.  

Dr. Duane A. Crider, Department of Human Kinetics, presented, with Andrew Shim, David Tegethoff, and Alan Smith, "iPods: How to Implement these Techno Devices for Health or Physical Education Courses" at the National American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Baltimore, Md., March 2007; with William R. Klinger, “Tai Chi Wake Up” at the National American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Baltimore, Md., March 2007; with William R. Klinger, “Tai Chi Four: Mind, Body & Spirit” and the Association for Personal Care Administrators conference, Lancaster, April 2007; with William Klinger, “Expanding Programming Opportunities through Adaptive Tai Chi” at the Therapeutic Recreation Institute 39th Annual Conference, June 2007; "Tai Chi for today's youth: stretching their minds and bodies at the Keystone Health Promotion Conference, Lebanon, June 2007; and with William R. Klinger, “Moving Meditation in Psychiatric Populations,” at the  Pennsylvania State University October Psychiatric Grand Rounds in Tai Chi, Hershey, October  2007. 

Dr. Richard A. Crooker, Department of Geography, was a participant of the panel session “Shifting Patterns of Illicit Drug Crop Production” at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, Mass., April 2008. 

David Cullen, Department of Music, performed with Windham Hill Winter Solstice during the inaugural season of its state-of-the-art 1,300 seat performing arts facility, and performed a concert at the Sandler Performing Arts Center, Virginia Beach, Va., December 2007.   

Dr. Charles Cullum, Department of English, presented the paper "I Can’t Stop Thinking About How Rebel Zemblans and the Tristero Are Out to Get Flaubert’s Parrot: Obsession and Paranoia in Three Postmodern Novels"  at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, University of Louisville, Ky., February 2008, and the paper "Traces of Passing: The Effects of Passing in Three Nineteenth-Century African American Novels In Terms of the American Film, ‘The Human Stain’" at the Conference of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States, Ohio State University, March 2008. 

Matthew Daub, Department of Fine Arts, presented for the Bethlehem Palette Club, at the Binney and Smith Gallery in The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, March 2008. 

Dr. S. Pascale Dewey, Department of Modern Language Studies, presented the scholarly papers: “La guerre en dentelle: Stratégies narratives féministes dans Le Siège de Calais de Madame de Tencin in the session “Women and War in 17th and 18th-century French Literature” during the 39th North Eastern Modern Language Association International Conference, Buffalo, N.Y., April 2008; “Marie Huber, une théologienne unorthodoxe oubliée, précurseur de Jean-Jacques Rousseau” in the session “Women Writers: Understanding the Underread” during the 39th American Society on Eigtheenth-Century Studies and 40th NWSECS Annual Conference, Hilton Portland, Ore., March 2008; “Refusal of the Adult World in L’Océantume de Réjean Ducharme,” for the Pennsylvania Consortium of Canadian Studies Annual Conference, University Park, Penn State, State College, April 2008. 

Dr. Kathleen A. Dolgos, Department of Secondary Education, presented “Education-Teaching,” with the Lehigh Valley Learning for Life Program, “KidsPeace-Washington School’s Career Awareness Day,” March 2008. She also presented this topic at the Roberto Clemente Charter School, Allentown, April 2008. 

Dr. Heather Fountain, Department of Art Education and Crafts, presented "Differentiated Instruction in the Art Classroom," at the National Art Education Association Conference, New Orleans, La., March 2008. 

Dr. Kurt Friehauf, Department of Physical Sciences, presented “Hubbert’s Peak: a Perspective on the Future of Oil,” at the Pennsylvania Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Festival, Kempton, September 2005/2007. Friehauf also taught four, week-long short courses on “The Geology of Metallic Mineral Deposits at China University of Geosciences – Beijing, May 2007; and “Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences – On the Cutting Edge Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows,” for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Workshop, University of Wisconsin, August 2007. 

Dr. Janice Gasker, Department of Social Work, presented “The Elephant in the Room: Understanding Student Barriers to Articulating Diversity,” and “The Family In Environment: A Generalist Framework for Social Work Practice,” at the Annual Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors’ Conference, Destin, Fla., March 2008, and presented “New Strengths-Based Definition of Diversity: Social Work Practice Implications,” and “Navigating Your Agency’s Accreditation: Staff Responses to Change,” at the National Association of Social Workers of Pennsylvania Conference, Pittsburgh, March 2008. 

Dr. Curt Herr, Department of English, served on the “Gothic Literature Panel” and presented the paper “Wrapped in Rapunzel: Elizabeth Bonhote’s Gender Reversals in Bungay Castle” at the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, New Orleans, La., February 2008.   

Dr. Mark Jones, Department of Computer Science, presented "Computer Science Education for the Millennial Generation" at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators, April 2008.

Dr. Mahfuzul Khondaker, Department of Criminal Justice, presented the paper “Terrorism Views of Bangladesh and U.S. College Students,” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2008. 

George M. Kovarie, Department of Social Work, presented “Family Group Decision Making Model: Moving toward Restorative Justice in Child Welfare” at the National Association of Social Workers of Pennsylvania Conference, Pittsburgh, March 2008.

Dr. Keith Logan, Department of Criminal Justice, participated in a panel discussion on criminal justice education and presented preliminary findings on research involving fiction as a didactic tool in teaching homeland security at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference, November 2007. 

Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek, Department of English, presented “Present Practices of Two Dissertating Compositionists: Collaborating Through Blogs, Listservs, and Dissertation Study Groups” at the 3rd International Santa Barbara Conference on Writing Research, “Writing Research Across Borders,” University of California, Santa Barbara, February 2008, and the paper “Revising My Writing, Revising my Teaching: How Writing My Dissertation Taught Me to Re-See Revision in the Composition Classroom” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, La., April 2008. 

Dr. Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work, presented “Empowerment, Culture, Hierarchy: Challenges to Teaching Cultural Competency In Undergraduate Education” and “Integrating Safety for Social Workers into the Curriculum” at the Annual Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference, Destin, Fla., March 2008. 

Susan L. Mangold, client services coordinator, University Counseling Services, presented "Trends in College Counseling Services: Issues That Impact Students’ Ability to Achieve Academic Success" at the 13th Annual Pennsylvania Financial Aid Training Teleconference, March 2008.   

Dr. Jordan D. Marché II, Department of Physical Sciences, presented “Edward Hitchcock as Exemplar and Exception in the Reception of the Glacial Theory” at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colo., October 2007.

Dr. Phyllis Miller, Department of Elementary Education, and Kenneth Zellner, Department of Elementary Education, co-presented “Improving Science Literacy through the Use of Digital Video and iMovie” at the National Science Teachers Association Convention, Boston, Mass., March 2008. 

William F. Mioskie, executive director of Public Safety & Police Services, presented "Campus Security in the Financial Aid Environment" at the 13th Annual Pennsylvania Financial Aid Training Teleconference, March 2008.   

Dr. Geoffrey Moss, Department of Anthropology/Sociology, presented “Postindustrial Bohemia: Artists and Neighborhood Redevelopment in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh” at the annual conference of The American Sociological Association, New York, N.Y., August 2007. 

Dr. Carrie Nordlund, Department of Art Education and Crafts, presented the keynote address "Connecting Enduring Ideas" at the Missouri Art Education Association Conference, St. Louis, Mo., March 2008; co-presented  "Preparing Reflective Teachers," and with Dr. Marilyn Stewart, Department of Art Education and Crafts, and Dr. Peg Speirs, Department of Art Education and Crafts,  "Unteachable Art: Strategies for the K-12 Classroom" at the National Art Education Association Convention, New Orleans, La., March 2008. 

Dr. Varsha Pandya, Department of Social Work, presented “Family Group Decision Making Model: Moving toward Restorative Justice in Child Welfare” at the National Association of Social Workers of Pennsylvania Conference, Pittsburgh, March 2008. 

Dr. Al Pisciotta, Department of Criminal Justice, presented “Race Riots: The Contours and Dynamics of Social Control” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Ga., November 2007. 

Dr. Patricia Pytleski, Department of English, presented "Antagonistic Authoritarian and/or Expressionistic Nurturer: The Contrasting Roles of Female Composition Instructors" at the Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, N.Y., April 2008. 

Dr. Christine J. Rhoads, Department of Accounting and Finance, as a guest speaker, presented “In The Beginning: The Nature of God” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown, December  2007; “Power of Apology, Peace of Forgiveness” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown, January 2008; “Balancing Life and Wealth” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown, February 2008; “Stewardship and Philanthropy” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown, March 2008; “Managing Technology Information Overload: Which Sources Of Knowledge are Best?” at the National Business & Economics Society, Waikiki, Hawaii, March 2008; “Increasing Financial Wealth Workshop” at the Total Well Being Conference, Essentia Enterprises Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2008; and “The Future of Teaching: What Can Technology NOT Do?” at the Hawaii Department of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2008. 

Dr. Glenn Richardson Jr., Department of Political Science, presented the paper “Wars and Rumors of Wars: Indexing, Iraq and Iran: What Has the Press Learned?” at the 66th Annual National Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Ill., April 2008. 

Dr. Robert S. Ryan, Department of Psychology, along with several students, presented the poster “The Frighteningness of Non-Disgusting Insects Angers Males more than Females" at the 79th annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Mass., March 2008; and the poster "Local Processing Increases False Identifications" at the 20th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Ill., May 2008. 

Dr. Maria Sanelli, Department of History, presented “Social Studies Happenings throughout the Middles States Region,” for the New York UST/AFT Citywide Social Studies Conference, New York City, February 2008 and “Excellence in Social Studies Education” at the Middles States Council of Social Studies, Wilmington, Del., February 2008. 

Dr. Steven M. Schnell, Department of Geography, presented the poster “Food with a Farmer’s Face: Community Supported Agriculture in the United States” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass., April 2008. 

Dr. Kim Shively, Department of Anthropology/Sociology, presented “Rethinking ‘Intimate Partner Violence’ in Turkey and Elsewhere” for “Women, Leadership, and Community” at the Towson University Women’s Studies January Institute, New Delhi, India, January 2008 and the paper “A Broken Democracy: Political Discontent in a Swing State” at the Society for the Anthropology of North America Meetings. The paper is the result of a study Dr. Shively conducted with KU students that was funded by a Kutztown University Professional Development Grant, Wilmington, N.C., April 2008.   

Dr. James Sowerwine, Department of History, presented the paper "Political Islam in Turkey: The Impact of the Justice and Development Party Electoral Victories in 2002 and 2007" at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies in Lima, Peru, November 2007. 

Dr. Daniel S. Spiegel, Department of Computer Science, presented the paper “Teaching Template Classes with All the Advantages” at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, Northeastern Region, Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y., April 2008.  

Evan Summer, Department of Fine Arts, showcased his work in a printmaking exhibition at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, January/February 2008. Summer exhibited nine etchings, including landscapes and insects as subjects. He also participated in a panel discussion held in conjunction with this exhibition, February 2008. 

Dr. Valerie Trollinger, Department of Music, performed regularly as principal bassoon with the Reading Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and the chamber music ensemble Satori. She presented the lecture “Know Your Symphony” for the RSO on the works of Mussorgsky, Korngold, and Copland at the Highlands, Wyomissing, April 2008 and was video-taped for upcoming RSO season spotlights online concert performances, March 2008. 

Dr. John Vafeas, Department of Social Work, presented: “The Family in Environment: A Generalist Framework for Social Work Practice” at the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, Destin, Fla., March 2008; “New Strengths-Based Definition of Diversity: Social Work Practice Implications,” and “Navigating Your Agency’s Accreditation: Staff Responses to Change” at the National Association of Social Workers of Pennsylvania Conference, Pittsburgh, March 2008. 

Dr. Barth Yeboah, Department of Social Work, presented, “Social Work with the New Immigrant Family System: Emerging Issues in Assessment” at the National Association of Social Workers of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, March 2008. 

Dr. John Walker, Department of Accounting and Finance, conducted a two-and-a-half hour educational session for the board of directors of a community bank, March 2008.

Dr. Carole V. Wells, vice provost, Office of Academic Affairs, with A. Chapdelaine, A. Ruiz, and J. Warchal, co-presented the paper “Ethical guidelines in research on international service-learning” at the 3rd Annual Conference on International Service-Learning: Advancing Research and Practice, Indianapolis, Ind., February 2008.

 

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