Old Dominion University

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, Certifications, 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 Koch Hall), faxed (683-5501) or e-mailed (sdaniel@odu.edu).


Appointments/Elections

ABDEL M. AGAMI, professor of accounting, appointed to the Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature Committee of the American Accounting Association.

ERNEST J. "JIM" CROSS JR., manager of the Langley Full Scale Wind Tunnel, appointed acting chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

MICHELE DARBY, University Professor of dental hygiene, appointed associate editor of the International Journal of Dental Hygiene.

JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, elected to a two-year term on the Council of the International Society of Biospeleology.

CYNTHIA M. JONES, professor of biological sciences, appointed chair of the Committee on Review of the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Academy of Sciences, Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council.

LYTTON J. MUSSELMAN, Mary Payne Hogan Professor of Botany, appointed chair of the Department of Biological Sciences.


Awards

LUISA A. IGLORIA, associate professor of English, first runner-up in the 2002 New Letters Poetry Prize competition.

SHERYL WALTON, doctoral student of biological sciences, the First Place Student Award, botany division, at the annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science, for her presentation, "The Use of Real-time Molecular Diagnostics for the Rapid Detection of the Dinoflagellates Pfiesteria piscicida and Pfiesteria shumwayae. The award included a check for $100, a year's membership to the academy and a year's subscription to Virginia Journal of Science.


Books

CARL BOYD, eminent scholar emeritus of history, has had his book "Hitler's Japanese Confidant: General Oshima Hiroshi and MAGIC Intelligence, 1941-1945" (University Press of Kansas, 1993) published in paperback.

WILLIAM G. CUNNINGHAM, professor of educational leadership, "Educational Leadership: A Problem-based Approach," second edition. Co-author is Paula Cordeiro. The book was recently selected to be translated into Chinese and published by Jianshu Education Press, one of the leading education publishers in China.

JOHN A. FAHEY, associate professor emeritus of foreign languages and literatures, "Kremlin Kapers: Adventures Behind the Iron Curtain During the Cold War" (Virginia Beach: B&J Books, 2002). He appeared Sept. 17 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for a discussion and book signing of his book "Licensed to Spy" (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2002).

AUSTIN JERSILD, associate professor of history, "Orientalism and Empire: North Caucasus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917" (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002).

JEAN A. MAJOR, university librarian emeritus, "Old Dominion University Library" (Norfolk: 2002).

MANUELA MOURAO, associate professor of English, "Altered Habits: Reconsidering the Nun in Fiction" (University Press of Florida, 2002).

EVELYN M. THOMSON, senior lecturer of dental hygiene, "Case Studies in Dental Hygiene" (Prentice Hall, 2003). Co-authors are DEBORAH BLYTHE BAUMAN, associate professor of dental hygiene, DEANNE SHUMAN, chair of the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene, and ESTHER K. ANDREWS, former chair of the dental assisting program and now a private-practice dental hygienist in Chicago.


Papers

JANET BING, University Professor of English, and DANA HELLER, professor of English, "How Many Lesbians Does It Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?" at the 14th Conference on the International Society for Humor Studies in Bertinoro, Italy.

LISA J. BYRUM, doctoral student of biomedical sciences, "Fine Structure of the Olfactory Ventricle in the Brains of Short-tailed Shrews" at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La. Co-authors are KEITH A CARSON, associate professor, and ROBERT K. ROSE, professor, biological sciences.

KEITH A CARSON, associate professor of biological sciences, "Fine Structure of the Parotid and Sublingual Salivary Glands of the Short-tailed Shrews (Blarina brevicauda and Blarina carolinensis)" at the 82nd annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La. Co-authors are MIKE ADAM, former lab specialist in the Electron Microscopy Lab; DENISE SLITER, current EML lab specialist; RIIKA MOHORN, undergraduate researcher; and ROBERT K. ROSE, professor of biological sciences.

LISA A. DRAKE and MARTINA A. DOBLIN, research assistant professors, and FRED C. DOBBS, associate professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, along with four other co-authors, "Global Dispersal of Microorganisms and Pathogens: Biofilms Inside Ballast-water Tanks" at the 11th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling in San Diego.

Y. HU, doctoral student of civil and environmental engineering, K.E. Gould of Newport News Shipbuilding, and DUC T. NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Linear Programming Domain Decomposition Solutions Using Simplex and Interior Point Methods Under Parallel Computer Environments" at the ninth International Conference on Numerical Methods and Computational Mechanics at the University of Miskolc in Miskolc, Hungary.

DEBRA A. MAJOR, associate professor of psychology, "The Impact of Child Health on Work and Family Life" to the American Psychological Association in Chicago. Co-authors are doctoral students SUZANNE M. CLARKE and REBEKAH A. CARDENAS.

CHUH MEI, eminent scholar, and XINYUN GUO, doctoral student, aerospace engineering, "Finite Element Nonlinear Panel Flutter Under Yawed Supersonic Flow Using Aeroelastic Modes" at the Fourth EUROMECH Nonlinear Oscillations Conference, Russian Academy of Sciences, in Moscow.

MANUELA MOURAO, associate professor of English, "Anne Thackeray Ritchie and the Periodical Press" at the Places of Exchange: Magazines, Journals & Newspapers in British & Irish Culture 1688-1845 International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

DUC T. NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Domain Decomposition Formulation and Implementation for Finite Element Structural/Acoustic Analysis Under Parallel MPI/FORTRAN Computer Environments" at the ninth International Conference on Numerical Methods and Computational Mechanics at the University of Miskolc in Miskolc, Hungary. Co-authors are W.R. Watson of NASA Langley Research Center, S. TUNGKAHOTARA, doctoral student of CEE, and S.D. Rajan of Arizona State University. Also at the conference, "Simple and Efficient Parallel Dense Equation Solvers." Co-authors are Tungkahotara, Watson and H.B. Runesha of the University of Minnesota. Nguyen also served as chair of the technical session on "Numerical Computer Issues."

GLEN SUSSMAN, chair of political science and geography, "The Self-proclaimed Environmental President and the Great Green Hope: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Environmental Policy" at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston. Co-author is Byron W. Daynes.

XIUSHI YANG, associate professor of sociology, "Migration and Public Health: An Exploratory Study of Community-level STD and HIV Prevalence" at the 2002 Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences in Honolulu. Also, "Migration, Socioeconomic Milieu and Migrants' HIV Risky Behavior: A Theoretical Framework" at the 2002 Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America in Atlanta. Also, "Temporary Migration and Public Health: Is There a Link?" at the 2002 Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers in Los Angeles.


Presentations

CARL O. HELVIE, professor emeritus of nursing, a course on "Family and Community Health Nursing" at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany. He also served as an adviser to the World Health Organization in Moscow, Russia.

JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, "Biogeography, Evolution and Conservation of Subterranean Amphipods," the plenary lecture at the 16th International Symposium of Biospeleology in Verona, Italy.

LUISA A. IGLORIA, associate professor of English, a poetry reading and talk at the Annual Meeting of the Poetry Society of Virginia, Eastern District, in Portsmouth, and at the Asia Symposium, sponsored by the College of DuPage and Northern Illinois University, in Glen Ellyn, Ill.

DUC T. NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "New Generation of Finite Element Software for Electromagnetics Computation," a seminar at NASA Langley Research Center, Electromagnetics Research branch.

ARACELI SUZARA, director of the Filipino American Center, "Teaching Filipino American Studies," part of a roundtable discussion at the Ninth National Conference of the Filipino American National Historical Society at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.


Publications

LISA J. BYRUM, doctoral student of biomedical sciences, "Olfactory Mucosa Ultrastructure of the Short-tailed Shrews, Blarina brevicauda and Blarina carolinensis" in vol. 39 of European Journal of Morphology. Co-authors are KEITH A. CARSON, associate professor, and ROBERT K. ROSE, professor, biological sciences.

JOSEPH P. COSCO, assistant professor of English, "Lynching Those Magnificently Miserable Italians: Mark Twain Revisits an American Tragedy" in vol. 5 of Columbia Journal of American Studies.

WILLIAM G. CUNNINGHAM, professor of educational leadership, "Educator's Pay: Where's the Beef?" in the June 2002 issue of AASPA Best Practices in School Personnel. Co-author is J. Brent Sperry.

GARY R. EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, "The Multiplex: The Modern American Motion Picture Theatre as Message" in "Exhibition, The Film Reader," edited by Ina Rae Hark (New York: Routledge, 2002).

ELIZABETH FRANCIS GILES, director of clinical education, School of Physical Therapy, "A Proposed Program Evaluation Model for Physical Therapy Clinical Education" in the spring 2002 issue of Journal of Global Awareness.

JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, "Indoweckelia superstes n. gen. n. sp. from the Subterranean Waters of Socotra Island: The First Weckeliid Amphipod Crustacean (Hadziidae) Found in the Indo-West Pacific Region" in vol. 26 of Bolletino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona Botanica Zoologia. Co-author is Sandro Ruffo.

LUISA A. IGLORIA, associate professor of English, "Views of War and Citizenship from Between Two Shores" in the anthology "To Mend the World: Women Reflect on 9/11," edited by Marjorie Agosin and Betty-Jean Craige (White Pine Press, 2002). Also, "From the Journals of Malakas and Maganda" in the August 2002 issue of Interlope #8, and "Star Wars, Episode One" in the online literary journal New York City Bibcitylit special issues on "Fathers," (June 2002).

CYNTHIA M. JONES, professor of biological sciences, "National Research Council, 2002: Science and Its Role in the National Marine Fisheries Service" in an issue of the National Academy Press, with six co-authors. Also, the executive summary was reprinted as a chapter, "Courts, Congress and Constituencies: Managing Fisheries by Default" in "National Academy of Public Administration" (2002).

JILL C. JURGENS, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, "A Book Review - Ideas and Tools for Brief Counseling" in vol. 22, no. 1 of Human Service Education. Also, with ALAN M. SCHWITZER, associate professor of ELC, "Designing, Implementing and Evaluating a Service-Learning Component in Human Service Education" in vol. 22, no. 1 of Human Service Education.

MICHELLE L. KELLEY, professor of psychology, "Psychological Adjustment of Navy Mothers Experiencing Deployment" in vol. 14, no. 3 of Military Psychology. Co-authors are Ellen Hock of Ohio State University, and psychology students MELINDA S. JARVIS, KATHLEEN M. SMITH, MONICA A. GAFFNEY and JENNIFER F. BONNEY.

CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, "Thermal Post-buckling and Aeroelastic Behavior of Shape Memory Alloy Reinforced Plates" in vol. 11, no. 4 of Smart Materials and Structures. Co-authors are M. TAWFIK, a former master's student and currently a doctoral student at the University of Maryland, and J.J. Ro of Dayeh University, Taiwan.

RICHARD A. RUTYNA, associate professor emeritus of history, "Tidewater Virginia Freemasons and Occupational Diversity, 1785-1815" in "Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Essays Concerning the Craft in the British Isles, Europe, the United States and Mexico," edited by R. William Weisberger, Wallace McLeod and S. Brent Morris (Boulder, Colo.: East European Monographs, distributed by Columbia University Press, New York, 2002).

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French, a translation of Georges Simenon's novel "The Thirteen Culprits" ("Les Treize Coupables") for Crippen & Landru Press.

NANCY M. SHELTON, visual resource curator for the art department, "Rethinking and Retooling a Departmental Digital Image Database" in vol. 29, no. 1 of Visual Resources Association Bulletin.

GLEN SUSSMAN, chair of political science and geography, and Byron W. Daynes, "Social Policy and White House Politics: An Examination of the Presidency from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush" in "The Presidency: Classic and Contemporary Readings," edited by Jeffrey Cohen and David Nice (McGraw Hill, 2003).

STEVE A. YETIV, associate professor of political science, "Kuwait's Democratic Experiment in Its Broader International Context" in vol. 56 of The Middle East Journal. Also, "Testing the Government Politics Model: The Case of the Persian Gulf Crisis" in vol. 11 of Security Studies. Also, with doctoral candidate ERIC MILLER, "The New World Order in Theory and Practice: The Bush Administration's World View" in vol. 31 of Presidential Studies Quarterly.

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