Pro Facts


ProFacts welcomes post-announcements from faculty and staff on matters relating to professional achievements. Items may be submitted for the following categories: Appointments/Elections, Awards, Books, Certification, Commissions, Degrees, Exhibitions, Papers, Performances, Presentations and Publications. Announcements will appear on a space-available basis in the order they are received. Submissions may be mailed (Courier Editor, 100 New Administration Bldg.), faxed (683-5501) or e-mailed: sdaniel@blue.cc.odu.edu. For a copy of a ProFacts form, call 683-3093.




Appointments/Elections

ABDEL M. AGAMI, professor of accounting, appointed to the 2000-01 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Selection Committee of the American Accounting Association. PAT BESLOW, program support technician in the Office of Finance, elected to the Old Dominion University Credit Union board. DAVID J. BURDIGE, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, appointed associate editor for the journal Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta. Awards/Honors

DANNY HOLCOMB, photo lab technician in the Office of University Relations, the "Best in Show" award at "Tidal Waters," a Tidewater Artists Association juried exhibit of art with a marine theme. AUSTIN JERSILD, assistant professor of history, a $7,000 research-scholar grant from the Council for International Education to study in Tbilisi, Georgia, from April to July 2000. JAMES J. MCNALLY, professor emeritus of English, first place in a contest sponsored by the Virginia Writers Club, poetry category, for his poem "Suburban Gravity." Books

SHERI COLBERG, assistant professor of exercise science, "The Diabetic Athlete." Human Kinetics. Champaign, Ill. RAYMOND F. MORGAN, professor of educational curriculum and instruction, "Reading to Learn in the Content Areas," 4th edition (accompanied by a student study guide and an instructor's manual). Co-author is Judy S. Richardson of Virginia Commonwealth University. Wadsworth Thompson Learning Co. Belmont, Calif. 523 pages. Papers

T. M. ABDEL-SALAM, graduate research assistant; SURENDRA N. TIWARI, eminent scholar of mechanical engineering; and TAJ O. MOHIELDIN, associate professor of engineering technology; "Effects of Ramp Swept Angle in Supersonic Mixing" at the 21st AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference in Denver.

T. M. ABDEL-SALAM, graduate research assistant; SURENDRA N. TIWARI, eminent scholar of mechanical engineering; SUSHIL K. CHATURVEDI, professor of mechanical engineering; and TAJ O. MOHIELDIN, associate professor of engineering technology; "Mixing and Combustion in Scramjet Combustor with Raised and Relieved Ramps" at the 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit in Huntsville, Ala.

JOHN A. ADAM, University Professor of Mathematics, "Mathematical Modeling of Tumor Growth – from Empirical Description to Biological Mechanism" at a conference on "Mathematical Modeling in Nutrition and the Health Sciences" at Penn State.

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Trace Metal Speciation in Estuarine Waters: Voltammetric Approaches and Biogeochemical Implications," and "Free Ion Controls on Zn and Cd Uptake by Phytoplankton in Estuarine and Oceanic Waters" (with co-authors William Sunda and Susan Huntsman of NOAA's Beaufort, N.C., laboratory) at the Federation of European Chemical Societies' 7th Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, "Metal Speciation in the Aquatic Environment," in Porto, Portugal. He also chaired a session on "Biological Responses to Metal Speciation."

LUISA A. IGLORIA, visiting associate professor of English, "No Longer Without Names: Themes and Voices in Contemporary Filipino World Poetry" at the Filipino American National Historical Society National Conference in Virginia Beach.

JAMES P. JOHNSON, assistant professor of management and international business, "Strategic Decision Making, Procedural Justice and Team Commitment in International Joint Ventures: A Path Model Assessment of Relationships" at the Academy of Management Conference in Toronto, Canada.

WU LI, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, "Constrained Error Bounds and Global Error Bounds," and "Identification of Active Constraints and Regularized Newton Methods for Nonlinear Programming" (with co-author Han de Nijs, a senior analyst of NATO) at the 17th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming in Atlanta.

LUCIEN X. LOMBARDO, professor of sociology and criminal justice, "Pedagogy and Violence: Teaching Values in the Process of Understanding the Spectrum of Violence" at the 76th Annual Fellows Meeting of the Society for Values in Higher Education in Colorado Springs, Colo.

JAMIE L. LOVERDE, doctoral student in industrial/organization psychology, "Can a Biocybernetic System Be Used to Maintain Vigilance Performance?" at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in San Diego, Calif. Co-authors are MARK W. SCERBO, associate professor, and FREDERICK G. FREEMAN and PETER J. MIKULKA, professors, psychology.

MARK W. SCERBO, associate professor of psychology, "Systems, Scenarios and Simulation: Is There a Role for Human Factors?" at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in San Diego, Calif.

JULIE M. STARK, doctoral student in industrial/ organizational psychology, "Mental Fatigue and Workload: Effort Allocation During Multiple-Task Performance" at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in San Diego, Calif. Co-authors are MARK W. SCERBO, associate professor, and FREDERICK G. FREEMAN and PETER J. MIKULKA, professors, psychology.

A. A. TAHA, graduate research assistant; SURENDRA N. TIWARI, eminent scholar of mechanical engineering; and TAJ O. MOHIELDIN, associate professor of engineering technology; "Numerical Simulation of Ignition/Combustion Characteristics of Ethylene in Supersonic Air Streams" at the 36th AIAA/ASME/ SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit in Huntsville, Ala.

SURENDRA N. TIWARI, eminent scholar of mechanical engineering, and S. B. PIDUGU, graduate research assistant, "Radiative Interactions in Flows with Chemical and Vibrational Nonequilibrium" at the 34th AIAA Thermophysics Conference in Denver. Also, "Role of H2-Air Chemistry Models in Reacting and Radiating Nozzle Flows" at the 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit in Huntsville, Ala.

R. L. WILLIAMS, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Isoflavonoids and Stilbene Phytoestrogens in Muscadine Wines: Their Potential Positive Health Benefits" (with GARY MORRIS, graduate student, and JENNIFER REYES, undergraduate) and "Beyond the French Paradox: The Biodiversity of Natural Grape and Wine Components" (with graduate students YULIYA DOBRYNEVA and GARY MORRIS, and Dr. Peter Blackmore of EVMS's physiological sciences department) at the 27th annual meeting of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture in Ithaca, N.Y.


Presentations

WILLIAM G. CUNNINGHAM, professor of educational leadership, a keynote address, "Creating a Shared Vision: The 21st Century Superintendent" for the Superintendents Summer Institute, sponsored by the Missouri State Department of Education's Leadership Academy, in St. Louis. Also, a one-day "Enhancing the Culture of Excellence" workshop for educators in Shelby County (Mo.) R-IV Schools.

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Electroanalytical Methods for Determining Trace Metal Speciation in Aquatic Systems" at the Federation of European Chemical Societies' 7th Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, "Metal Speciation in the Aquatic Environment," in Porto, Portugal.

CHRISTINA L. DRYDEN, doctoral candidate, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, a poster presentation, "Microbial Response to Elevated Copper Concentrations in a Naval Harbor," at the Federation of European Chemical Societies' 7th Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, "Metal Speciation in the Aquatic Environment," in Porto, Portugal. Co-authors are JOHN A. CONSOLVO, master's student in environmental chemistry; ANDREW S. GORDON, chair of biological sciences; and JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

LUISA A. IGLORIA, visiting associate professor of English, a panel presentation on "Cultural Diversity" for the Army Corps of Engineers in Norfolk, sponsored by Hampton University. Also, a poetry reading and service as a judge at the Tidewater Community College Literary Festival. Also, a reading at Barnes and Noble in Newport News. Also, a panel presentation and reading for "Millennial Contra/Dictions: Philippine and Philippine American Literary History," sponsored by the Asia Society, in New York.

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, "Thomas Mann's 'Zauberberg': Orcus Uterus-Con-Text-Cyberspace" at the Universität Zürich, Switzerland. Also, "Die moderne Schweizer Literatur:eine Hochburg der matriarchalen Mythographie" at the Universität Basel, Switzerland. Also, "Bester Vater - Bestie Vater: Familienromane der Töchter in der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur" at the Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland. Also, "Jews and Germans After the Shoah: The Future of an Illusion?" and "Remembering the Holocaust in Literature and Architecture" to the West Virginia Holocaust Education Commission in Morgantown.

HAROLD MARSHALL, professor emeritus of biological sciences, "Potentially Toxic Dinoflagellates and Diatoms in Chesapeake Bay" at the University of Gdansk in Poland. Also, at the XVIII Polish Hydrobiology Congress in Bialystok, Poland, "Life Cycle Similarities Between the Toxic DinoFlagellate Pfiesteria Piscicida and a Cryptoperidiniopsoid Dinoflagellate from Chesapeake Bay (USA) Estuaries" and "The Examination of Dried Cyanoprocaryota Herbarium Specimens Collected by L. Rabenhorst using Scanning Electron Microscopy, Part II" (with Lubomira Burchardt of Adam Mickiewicz University).


Publications

A. OSMAN AKAN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Spread Calculation in Composite Gutter Sections" in the September/October issue of ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering.

NANCY TOPPING BAZIN, professor emeritus of English, "Nadine Gordimer's Fictional Selves: Can White Women Be 'At Home' in Black South Africa?" in vol. 7, no. 1 of the South African journal Alternation.

CARL BOYD, Louis I. Jaffé Professor of History, "Imperial Japanese Ambassador Oshima Hiroshi: An Extraordinary Source of Allied Intelligence in the Second World War," the lead article in issue no. 5 of the Polish journal The Enigma Bulletin.

JIE CHEN, associate professor of political science, "Subjective Motivations for Mass Political Participation in Urban China" in vol. 81, no. 2 of Social Science Quarterly. Also, with Yang Zhong, "Valuation of Individual Liberty vs. Social Order Among Democratic Supporters: A Cross-Validation" in vol. 53, no. 2 of Political Research Quarterly.

WILLIAM G. CUNNINGHAM, professor of educational leadership, a chapter, "Education Apolitical? Don't Bet on It!", in "Case Studies of the Superintendency," edited by Paula M. Short and Jay P. Scribner.

GARY R. EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, "Television as Historian: An Introduction" and his review, "Special Presentation of the American Experience – New York: A Documentary Film (1999)" in a special issue of Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies, vol. 30, no. 1. He served as guest editor for the issue. Also, "Redesigning Pocahontas (1995): Disney, the 'White Man's Indian,' and the Marketing of Dreams" (with Kathy Merlock Jackson) in "The Contemporary Reader," 6th edition, edited by Gary Goshgarian (Addison Wesley Longman).

FREDERICK G. FREEMAN, professor of psychology, "Evaluation of a Psychophysiologically Controlled Adaptive Automation System, Using Performance on a Tracking Task" in vol. 25, no. 2 of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Co-authors are PETER J. MIKULKA, professor, and MARK W. SCERBO, associate professor, psychology; and former graduate students LAWRENCE J. PRINZEL and KEITH CLOUATRE.

LUISA A. IGLORIA, visiting associate professor of English, two poems, "Video Nights, with Electric Glide" and "Watching the Tango Queen" in "Have Come, Am Here," a special issue on contemporary Filipino writing, spring issue of The Literary Review.

AUSTIN JERSILD, assistant professor of history, "Imperial Russification: Dagestani Mountaineers in Russian Exile, 1877-1883" in vol. 19, no. 1 of Central Asian Survey. Also, "'Russia,' from the Vistula to the Terek to the Amur," in vol. 1, no. 3 of Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian Culture. Also, "Faith, Custom and Ritual in the Borderlands: Orthodoxy, Islam and the 'Small Peoples' of the Middle Volga and the North Caucasus" in vol. 59, no. 4 of The Russian Review.

MICHELLE L. KELLEY, professor of psychology, "Sexual Harassment in the 1990s: A University-wide Survey of Female Faculty, Administrators, Staff and Students" in vol. 71, no. 5 of The Journal of Higher Education. Co-author is Beth Parsons, a senior benefits specialist with Solectron, South Carolina Inc.

WU LI, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, "Piecewise Affine Selections for Piecewise Polyhedral Multifunctions and Metric Projections" in vol. 7 of Journal of Convex Analysis. Co-author is Martina Finzel, University of Nurnberg-Erlangen, Germany.

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, "Thomas Mann" and "'Der Zauberberg' 1924 – Novel by Thomas Mann" in "Encyclopedia of German Literature." Chicago. Fitzroy Dearborn. 2000.

RENEE OLANDER, director of interdisciplinary studies, " a poem, "Down the Road from the Wedding" in vol. 1 of Frisk magazine.

SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, professor of early childhood, special education and speech pathology, "Growing Pains in India: Education for Children with Mental Retardation" in vol. 1, no. 1 of Journal of Global Awareness.

SIMON R. THORROLD, associate professor of biological sciences, "In Situ Analysis of Trace Elements and Isotope Ratios in Fish Otoliths Using Laser Ablation Sector Field Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry" in vol. 57, no. 6 of the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (co-author is Stephen Shuttleworth of New Wave Research Inc.). Also, "Geographic Variation in Trace element Composition of Juvenile Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) Scales" in vol. 129 of Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (co-authors are BRIAN WELLS, doctoral candidate in ecological sciences, and CYNTHIA M. JONES, professor of biological sciences). Also, "Strontium and Barium Uptake in Aragonitic Otoliths of Marine Fish" in vol. 64, no. 10 of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (with five co-authors, including GRETCHEN BATH, doctoral candidate in ecological sciences, and JONES).

XIUSHI YANG, associate professor of sociology and international studies, "Determinants of Migration Intentions in Hubei Province, China: Individual versus Family Migration" in vol. 3 of Environment and Planning A. Also, "The Fertility Impact of Temporary Migration in China: A Detachment Hypothesis" in vol. 16 of European Journal of Population.


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