ProFacts

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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
ROBERT L. ASH, interim vice president for research, re-elected to the Oak Ridge Associated Universities board of directors.

GREGORY A. CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, appointed chair of the National Science Foundation Biogeosciences Working Group.

ELIZABETH FRANCIS GILES, director of clinical education in the School of Physical Therapy, appointed to a three-year term on the American Physical Therapy Association’s Committee on Cultural Competence.

BRETT NEWMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering, appointed to the Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


Awards
DEBBIE BYRNE, associate athletic director, a 25-Year Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America.

ALICE P. WAKEFIELD, associate professor of early childhood education, the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics William C. Lowry College Teacher of the Year Award.


Books
CARL BOYD, eminent scholar emeritus of history, “Hitler’s Japanese Confidant” (University Press of Kansas), translated into Japanese and published in Tokyo by Hara Shobo.

VALERIAN J. DERLEGA, professor of psychology, “Privacy and Disclosure of HIV in Interpersonal Relationships: A Sourcebook for Researchers and Practitioners” (Erlbaum, 2003). Co-authors are Kathryn Green of Rutgers University, Gust A. Yep of San Francisco State University and Sandra Petronio of Indiana University-Purdue University.

GARY R. EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, and Peter C. Rollins, “Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age” (University Press of Kentucky, paperback edition).

RADHA HORTON-PARKER, associate professor, and NINA BROWN, professor, counseling, “The Unfolding Life: Counseling Across the Lifespan” (Westport, Conn.: Bergin & Garvey, 2002).

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French, and FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, editors, “The Marketing of Eros: Performance, Sexuality, and Consumer Culture” (Essen, Germany: Verlag Die Blaue Eule, 2003). Lubich also wrote the introduction, “The Sexual Revolution of the Twentieth Century.”


Papers/Presentations
JOHN A. ADAM, University Professor of Mathematics, “Mathematics in Nature” to science faculty and students at Norfolk State University.

ABDEL M. AGAMI, professor of accounting, “Impact of SFASs 141 and 142 on Mergers: A Case Study” at the 2003 meeting of the American Accounting Association, Southeast Region, in Charleston, S.C.

ROBERT L. ASH, interim vice president for research, “The Wright Flyer Testing Program” to the Royal Thai Air Force Academy in Bangkok, the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., the Peninsula Engineer’s Club, Atlantic Shores in Virginia Beach, Princeton University and at the Ronald Reagan National Airport.

LARRY P. ATKINSON, Samuel and Fay Slover Professor of Oceanography, “Oceanographic Research and Integrated Ocean Observing Systems” at the 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly in Nice, France.

M. SALIM AZZOUZ, XINYUN GUO and ADAM PRZEKOP, doctoral candidates, and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar, aerospace engineering, “Comparison of PDE/Galerkin and FEM for Nonlinear Aerospace Structure Analysis” and “Nonlinear Flutter of Curved Panels Under Yawed Supersonic Flow Using Finite Elements” at the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Norfolk.

KARYN H. BERNAS, alumna, and DEBRA A. MAJOR, associate professor, psychology, “Time-based Work-Family Conflict: An Assessment of Underlying Assumptions” at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Orlando, Fla.

CLAIR BERUBE, assistant director of the Career Switchers program, “The Impact of Standards of Learning Testing on Constructivist Teaching Practices in Middle School Science” at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference in Chicago.

REBEKAH A. CARDENAS, doctoral student, and DEBRA A. MAJOR, associate professor, psychology, “Combining Employment and Breastfeeding: A Work-Family Conflict Framework” at the American Psychological Association’s Work, Stress and Health Conference in Toronto. Also, with KARYN H. BERNAS, alumna, “Exploring Work and Family Distractions: Antecedents and Outcomes” at From 9-to-5 to 24/7: How Workplace Changes Impact Families, Work and Communities in Orlando, Fla.

GUANGFENG CHENG, postdoctoral researcher, and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar, aerospace engineering, “Finite Element Modal Formulation for Hypersonic Panel Flutter Analysis with Thermal Effects” at the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Norfolk.

SUZANNE M. CLARKE, doctoral student, and DEBRA A. MAJOR, associate professor, psychology, “The Impact of Children’s Asthma on Mothers’ Employment” at the American Psychological Association’s Work, Stress and Health Conference in Toronto.

GREGORY A. CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, two presentations at the 2003 CALFED Bay/Delta Science Conference in Sacramento, Calif.: “Modeling the Biogeochemical Cycle of Selenium in the San Francisco Bay” (co-author is S. MESECK, former Ph.D. student now at NOAA); and “Dissolved and Particulate Selenium Dynamics in Mildred’s Island: Biotic Controls on a Trace Element Cycle” (co-authors areLYNDA CUTTER, lab manager, MARTINA DOBLIN, research assistant professor, and Meseck). Also, two presentations at the 2003 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Salt Lake City: “Dissolved Organic Selenide Cycling in Contrasting Ecosystems: Open Ocean Versus Tidal Freshwaters” (co-authors are Cutter and Doblin); and “Incorporating Research into a Multidisciplinary Educational Program for Minority Students” (co-author is B. Cuker of Hampton University).

CAROLYN DUNLAP, assistant professor of Spanish, “Native Speakers as Pronunciation Coaches in Spanish Phonetics Courses” to the American Association for Applied Linguistics in Arlington.

GARY R. EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, “Rediscovering Louis Armstrong in Ken Burns’s ‘Jazz’” at the annual conference of the American Culture Association in New Orleans. Also, “‘More Stars than Are in the Heavens’: Hollywood’s Classical Style and the Rise of the Image Culture” for the “A Lens to the World” Lecture Series at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk.

CHARLENE FLEENER, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, and ABHA GUPTA, director of the Reading Center, “Pre-Service Teacher Special Session: Can We Talk?” to the Virginia State Reading Association in Roanoke.

THOMAS D. FLETCHER, doctoral student, and DEBRA A. MAJOR, associate professor, psychology, “The Effects of Communication Modality on Teamwork Processes” at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Orlando, Fla.

STEPHEN C. GARA, associate professor of accounting, “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: A New Ballgame for Accountants” at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business in College Park, Md. Co-author is Craig Langstraat, University of Memphis.

XINYUN GUO, doctoral candidate, aerospace engineering, “Suppression of Panel Flutter and Thermal Deflection at Supersonic Speeds Using Shape Memory Alloy” at the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Norfolk. Co-authors are alumni BIN DUAN of Claritas Inc. in Arlington and KHALED ABDEL-MOTAGALY of Titan Systems Corp. in Houston and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering.

ABHA GUPTA, director of the Reading Center, and Brenda Tolson of Douglass Park Elementary School in Portsmouth, “Schoolwide Reading Initiatives Supported by the Reading Excellence Act Grant and Beazley Foundation” at the Virginia State Reading Association in Roanoke.

HIROYUKI HAMADA, associate professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, “Historic and Philosophic Perspectives on Japanese Classical Bushido and Cult of Samurai Ethics: Soul of Japan and Rise and Fall of Militarism in AIKOM of Japanese Cultural Analysis” at the University of Tokyo.

BRIAN C. HAYES, alumnus, and DEBRA A. MAJOR, associate professor, psychology, “Creating Inclusive Organizations: Its Meaning and Measurement” at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Orlando, Fla.

JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar, and THOMAS R. SAWICKI, doctoral student, biological sciences, “Brief Overview of the Subterranean Amphipod Database” at a workshop on “Mapping Cave Resources” in St. Louis.

WILLIAM B. JONES, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, “On Teaching Environmental Ethics: A Report from Down in the Trenches” at the 14th Interdisciplinary Conference on Science and Culture in Frankfort, Ky.

SHAOMIN LI, associate professor of management, “China’s Political Reform Is the Key to U.S.-China Relations,” invited expert testimony given at the hearing of the U.S.-China Security Review Commission, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.

JOHN LOMBARD, director of the Center for Real Estate and Economic Development, “Does Headquarter Relocation Matter? An Empirical Investigation into the Operating Performance of Businesses Experiencing a Relocation” at the American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting, and “Spatial Analysis of Education Spending in Virginia” to the Southern Regional Science Association.

DEBRA A. MAJOR, associate professor of psychology, “Assessing Costs of Poor Child Health: Employers’ Efforts and Outcomes” at the American Psychological Association’s Work, Stress and Health Conference in Toronto. Co-authors are doctoral student REBEKAH A. CARDENAS and Carolyn B. Allard, a doctoral student at the University of Oregon.

CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, “Active Control of Nonlinear Panel Flutter Under Yawed Supersonic Flow” at the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Norfolk. Co-authors are alumni KHALED ABDEL-MOTAGALY of Titan Systems Corp. in Houston and BIN DUAN of Claritas Inc. in Arlington.

DALE E. MILLER, assistant professor of philosophy, “Defending Mill Against Millgram” at the 2003 Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies in Lisbon, Portugal.

LYTTON J. MUSSELMAN, Mary Payne Hogan Professor of Botany, “The Symbolism and Spiritual Meaning of Biblical Plants” as part of Religion Month at Colonial Williamsburg.

BRETT NEWMAN, associate professor, and SI-BOK YU, doctoral student, aerospace engineering, “Development of a High-accuracy MEMS Angular Measurement System for Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Facilities” and “Optimal Overload Ratio Age Dependency in Fatigue Crack Growth” at the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Norfolk. Newman also gave the following government reports at NASA Langley Research Center: “Feed-forward Turbulence Mitigation with Coherent Doppler Lidar,” Phase II SBIR Final Report, Contract NAS4-01007 (with co-authors Paul Robinson, AeroTech Research Inc. in Hampton, and Scott Shald and Philip Gatt of Coherent Technologies Inc. in Boulder, Colo.); “Engineering Feasibility and Trade Studies for the NASA/VSGC MicroMaps Space Mission,” Final Report (with graduate students OSSAMA ABDELKHALIK, BASSEM NAIROUZ and TIMOTHY WEAVER); and “Development of a High-accuracy Angular Measurement System for Langley Research Center Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Facilities,” Final Report (with Yu as co-author).

ADAM PRZEKOP, doctoral student of aerospace engineering, “Nonlinear Response and Fatigue Life of Shallow Shells to Acoustic Excitation using Finite Element” at the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Norfolk (with doctoral students XINYUN GUO and M. SALIM AZZOUZ, and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering). Also at the conference, “Multimode Large Amplitude Free Vibration of Shallow Shells Considering Inplane Inertia” (with Azzouz, Guo, Mei and Lahcen Azrar, University of Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tangier, Morocco).

KAPSEONG RO, visiting associate professor of aerospace engineering, “A Descriptive Modeling and Simulation of Aircraft-Runway Dynamics” at the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Norfolk.

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French, “Jazz and the French Bachelor” at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky. Also, “Echenoz and Oster: Flight, Disappearance and the Modern Bachelor” at the 20th-Century French Literature Conference at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

SCOTT R. SECHRIST, associate professor of nuclear medicine technology, the keynote speech at the graduation ceremony for the Surgical Assistant Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

QIAN WAN and CHRISTINA STEEL, graduate students, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Single Live Cell Imaging of Growth and Division of Pseudomonas aeruginosa” at the Gordon Research Conference on Multi-drug Efflux Systems.

X. NANCY XU, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Real-time Single Molecule Chemical Microscopy for Monitoring of Single Biomolecules” at the New Instrumentation for Space meeting at NASA/JPL-Caltech (with co-authors WILLIAM BROWNLOW, QIAN WAN, SOPHIA KYRIACOU and CHRISTINA STEEL, graduate students, and JOSH VIOLA, undergraduate student). Also, “Real-time Single-molecule Study on Efflux Pump Machinery of Single Living Bacterial Cells” at the Gordon Research Conference on Multi-drug Efflux Systems (co-authors are Kyriacou, Wan and Brownlow).


Publications
STEPHEN C. GARA, associate professor accounting, “The Auditors’ Client Inquiry Process” in vol. 18, no. 2 of Managerial Auditing Journal. Co-authors are Christie Communale, Long Island University, and Thomas Sexton, SUNY-Stony Brook.

PEGGY HESTER, associate professor, and ROBERT A. GABLE, eminent scholar, early childhood, speech pathology and special education, and M. LEE MANNING, eminent scholar of educational curriculum and instruction, “A Positive Learning Environment to Middle School Instruction” in vol. 79, no. 3 of Childhood Education.

ROGER JOHNSON, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “Vision Examinations for All Children Entering Public School – the New Kentucky Law” in vol. 74, no. 3 of Optometry, the journal of the American Optometric Association. Co-authors are Joel Zaba and William T. Reynolds.

KAREN A. KARLOWICZ, director of the undergraduate nursing program, “The Promise and Perils of a Weekend Nursing Program” in vol. 28, no. 2 of Nurse Educator. Co-authors are LYNN L. WILES, senior lecturer, and JOANNE BISHOP, lecturer, nursing, and MARY BETH LAKIN, director of Weekend College and experiential learning.

SOPHIA KYRIACOU, graduate student, MICHELLE NOWAK, undergraduate student, WILLIAM BROWNLOW, graduate student, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Single Live Cell Imaging for Real-time Monitoring of Resistance Mechanism in Pseudomonas aeruginosa” in vol. 7, no. 4 of Journal of Biomedical Optics.

SHAOMIN LI, associate professor of management, “Does East Love guanxi More than West? The Evolution of Relation-based Governance: Contemporary and Historical Evidences” in vol. 31, no. 1 of Global Economic Review. Also, with Dongsheng Zhou and David K. Tse, University of Hong Kong, “The Impact of FDI on the Productivity of Domestic Firms: The Case of China” in vol. 11, no. 4 of International Business Review.

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, a book review of Barbara Rowinska-Januszewska’s “Zur Freiheitsproblematik im Werk Max Frischs” (Bern: Peter Lang, 2000) in vol. 26 of German Studies Review.

M. LEE MANNING, eminent scholar of educational curriculum and instruction, “Understanding Diversity, Accepting Others: Realities and Directions” in “Annual Editions: Multicultural Education 2003-2004” (Sluice Dock, Conn.: The Dushkin Publishing Group, 2003). Also, “Havighurst’s Developmental Tasks, Young Adolescents and Diversity” in vol. 76, no. 2 of The Clearing House.

SUZANNE M. NANGLE, master’s graduate, and MICHELLE L. KELLEY, professor, psychology, “Work and Family Variables as Related to Paternal Engagement, Responsibility and Accessibility in Dual-Earner Couples with Young Children” in vol. 1, no. 1 of Fathering. Co-authors are William Fals-Stewart of SUNY Buffalo and Ronald F. Levant of Nova Southeastern University.

RENEE OLANDER, director of interdisciplinary studies, a poem, “Power-Walking in Colonial Place” in vol. 9 of Controlled Burn: A Northwoods Literary Journal.

THOMAS R. SAWICKI, doctoral student, and JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar, biological sciences, “Bahadzia patilarga: A New Species of Subterranean Amphipod Crustacean (Hadziidae) from Cuba” in vol. 116 of Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Co-authors are Manuel Ortiz and Abel Pérez.

CHRISTINA D. STEEL, graduate student, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Study of Hyper-Elongation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Antibiotics Using Single Live-Cell Imaging” and “Study of Multidrug Resistance in Cancer Cells Using Live Cell Imaging and Nanoprobes” in Proceedings of the 2003 Pittsburgh Conference.

QIAN WAN, graduate student of chemistry and biochemistry, “In Vivo Study of the Function of Apoptotic Peptide tBid and nBid Using Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer” in Proceedings of the 2003 Pittsburgh Conference (co-authors are CHRISTINA D. STEEL, graduate student, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry). Also, with Xu, “Single Live Cell Imaging of Chromosome Replication of Pseudomonas aeruginosa” in the same proceedings.

X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Single-molecule Study of Efflux Pump Machinery of Single Living Bacteria Cells” in Proceedings of the FACSS 2002 (co-authors are graduate students QIAN WAN, WILLIAM BROWNLOW, SOPHIA KYRIACOU and CHRISTINA STEEL). Also, “Electrochemilumiescence Study of HIV Receptors and Tumor Markers” in Proceedings of the 224nd ACS National Meeting, Boston (co-authors are undergraduate student JOSH VIOLA and graduate students ROBERT JEFFERS and Brownlow).

KIMBERLY BUSTER WILLIAMS, assistant director of admissions for special events, a book review of Carol Aslanian’s “Adult Students Today” (The College Board, 2001) in the spring 2003 College Admission.

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