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  Professional Contributions


July 2007- January 2008


Phoebe Adams, Department of Fine Arts, had her sculpture “All Most” selected as a permanent addition to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “All Most” was selected from more than 3,000 works of art in the collection to be part of the inaugural show “Conversations in Three Dimensions:  Sculpture from the Collections” for the gala opening of the new addition to the museum, the Perelman Building. The exhibition is on display at the Perelman Building from September 2007 through May 2008. 

Dr. Marie-Aline Cadieux, Department of Music, presented a workshop on healthy cello technique at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 11 professional development conference held at Montgomery County Community College, November 2007. 

Dr. Mary Ann Dailey, Department of Nursing, attended the September 2007 hearing of the Professional Licensure Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Dailey assisted Betsy Snook, executive director of the PA State Nurses Association, with the presentation of testimony on “House Bill 549: Nurse Licensure Compact.” 

Lisa Frye, Department of Computer Science, presented “Wireless Sensor Networks: Teaching and Learning” at the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education Annual Conference, Sandestin, Florida, October  2007.  

Dr. Carrie Gardner, Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology, presented “Youth Access in 2007” for the Prince George's County Library System in Fort Meade, Md., October 2007; “Is there a Challenge in your Future”  and “Sticky Issues: Labeling Library Resources” at the National Conference of the American Association of School Librarians in Reno, Nev., October 2007; “Intellectual Freedom in 2007” at the Parkland Library, October 2007; “Intellectual Freedom” and “Patron Privacy” at Great Valley High School in Malvern for the Chester County Intermediate Unit, November 2007. 

Dr. Diane King, Department of Special Education, presented “The Shrinking Number of Teachers of Color… or Not” at the TED Division of Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Milwaukee, Wis., November 2007. 

John Kruglinski, Department of Accounting and Finance, presented the paper “Effectively Addressing Enterprise Compliance Risk” at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology Conference in State College, October 2007. 

Dr. Mary Laub and Dr. Phyllis Miller, Department of Elementary Education, presented “Integrating Theme-based Science Literature” at the Kappa Delta Pi National Biennial Convocation in Louisville, Ky., November 2007. 

Martin Lemelman, Department of Communication Design, presented the Powerpoint presentation “The Art of Remembering – Creating Mendel’s Daughter” at the Diversity Council meeting in the offices of publisher Simon & Schuster, October 2007; at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, Davie, Fla., October 2007; and at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., November 2007. The lectures were sponsored by the Jewish Book Council. Lemelman lectured on “Creating Memoirs” at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, New York City, November 2007. 

Dr. Eloise Long, Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology, conducted the commonwealth libraries workshop “Assessment Planner: The Why, What, and How” for the Bucks County school librarians, November 2007. 

Dr. Robert N. Martin, Department of Geography, presented the paper “Finding a Way:  Student Exercises with Network Analysis” at the 2007 ESRI Education User Conference in San Diego, Calif., June 2007. 

Dr. Marilyn Meder, Department of Nursing, presented “The Process of Surrender in the Treatment of Food Addiction” to the Mid-Atlantic Intergroup of Food Addicts Anonymous in Wilmington, Del., February 2007, and “The Counseling Role of the Parish Nurse” at the Parish Nurse Fall Conference, Bethlehem, October 2007. She presented a paper and participated in several skits in the “Use of Humor in Healing” presentation. 

Bill Mioskie, executive director of Public Safety and Police Services, Jerry Silberman, vice president for Administration and Finance, and Steve Helms, director of Environmental Health and Safety, served on a panel for Lehigh Carbon Community College to address safety and security planning as a result of the Virginia Tech incident, October 2007. Mioskie, with Bob Watrous, associate vice president and dean of Student Services and Campus Life, and Dr. Charles Woodard, vice president for Student Services and Campus Life, served as panel members for the State System Diversity Conference held at Cheney University. The panel discussion focused on best practices for crowd control during university events, October 2007. 

Dr. Geoffrey Moss, Department of Anthropology/Sociology, presented the poster "The New Urban Bohemia: Artists and Neighborhood Redevelopment in Lawrenceville Pittsburgh" at the annual conference of The American Sociological Association in New York City, August 2007. 

Dr. Carrie Nordlund, Department of Art Education and Crafts, presented the workshop “The Big Idea Book: A Collaborative Approach to Investigating Enduring Ideas” for the Building Foundations in Art Education program at the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Conference, October 2007. 

Dr. Judith S. Rauenzahn, Department of Psychology, presented the paper, “History of Childhood Physical or Sexual Abuse (or Wondering) and Attachment Styles” at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s Annual Convention, Boston, Mass., July 2007.   

Dr. Christine J. Rhoads, Department of Accounting and Finance, presented the paper,  “Knowledgeable Decision Making: Does Source of Knowledge Impact Effective Use of Information Technology?” at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology Conference, State College, October 2007. She was also guest speaker on “Search for Meaning” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown, August 2007. 

Dr. Glenn Richardson Jr., Department of Political Science, presented “Anatomy of a Smear: John Kerry, Vietnam, and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth: The Contest for Meaning in the 2004 Presidential Campaign” at the annual national meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, Ill., April 2007, and presented “Reason, Passion and Democracy in the Digital Age: Political Advertising and the American Republic in the 21st Century” at the Foundations of Political Theory Workshop on Political Myth, Rhetoric and Symbolism during the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Ill., August–September 2007.

 Dr. Steven M. Schnell, Department of Geography, presented “Food with the Farmer's Face on It: Community Supported Agriculture in the United States” at the Kutztown Rotary Club, September 2007. 

Barbara Schulman, Department of Art Education and Crafts, exhibited work in the invitational exhibition, “A Survey of Baskets Today” at the Peters Valley Craft Center, July–September 2007. 

Dr. Kim Shively, Department of Anthropology/Sociology, presented “The Sharp Edge of a Razor: Negotiating Religious Identity in Turkey” at the American Ethnological Society meetings in Toronto, Canada, May 2007. 

Dr. Marilyn Stewart, Department of Art Education, gave the  keynote addresses “On Victors, Cave Dwellers and the Rest of Us: Thinking About Curriculum in Art” at the Art Educators of New Jersey Annual Conference, Somerset, N.J., October 2007; presented “Rethinking Curriculum in Art” at the Delaware Art Education Association Annual Meeting, Wilmington, October 2007; and “Art and the Human Experience: Rethinking Curriculum in Art” at the Indiana Art Education Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, November 2007. 

Evan D. Summer, Department of Fine Arts, exhibited “Cicada Etching” for the “Friends of Hitoshi Nakazato” exhibition at the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia, which was an invitational exhibition of works by artists who worked with Hitoshi Nakazato: printmaker, professor, and chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, October 2007.  

Dr. Pietro Toggia, Department of Criminal Justice, presented "Criminalizing the Urban Poor in Africa as a ‘Dangerous Class’” at the American Society of Criminology Conference in Atlanta, Ga., November 2007. 

Dr. John Walker, Department of Accounting and Finance, presented the paper “Does Year-end Portfolio Restructuring by Community Banks Boost Shareholder Returns” at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology Conference in State College, October 2007. He was also invited to give a stock valuation and performance seminar to the board of directors of a community bank, September 2007. 

Dr. Carole V. Wells, associate provost, presented the paper “Integrating Ethics throughout the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum Using Hypothetical Ethical Dilemmas in Industrial/Organizational Psychology” at the American Psychological Association Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., August 2007.


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