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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
GREGORY CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, appointed associate editor of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography’s L&O: Methods.

JOHN L. ECHTERNACH, eminent scholar of physical therapy, elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Virginia Physical Therapy Association.

JILL JURGENS, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, appointed to the YWCA of South Hampton Roads board.

GEORGE C. MAIHAFER, associate professor of physical therapy, installed as president of the Virginia Physical Therapy Association at the state annual conference in Virginia Beach.

SUE MACDOUGALL, director of Webb Center, appointed to the board of directors of the Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation.

ALAN M. “WOODY” SCHWITZER, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, appointed to the board of directors of the Dwelling Place, a shelter for homeless families located near campus.


Books
THOMAS F. CASH, professor of psychology, and Thomas Pruzinsky of Quinnipiac University, an edited book, “Body Image: A Handbook of Theory, Research and Clinical Practice (New York: Guilford Press, 2002).

JOHN L. ECHTERNACH, eminent scholar of physical therapy, the second edition of his text, “Introduction to Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Testing” (Thoroughfare, N.J.: Slack Inc.)

JOANNE SCHEIBMAN, assistant professor of linguistics, “Point of View and Grammar: Structural Patterns of Subjectivity in American English Conversation” (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co., 2002).


Papers
HEATHER BALTODANO, MICHELLE BOPP, JEWEL GOODMAN and SUZANNE WOOD, students, and STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health, “Children’s Fears of Victimization” at the 130th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

CYNTHIA BANKS, TARA JENKIS, SHREERAM KUMAR, JANICE RANNE, GAIL RUBINO, SUSAN TWEED, ELIZABETH VOGEL and YAN ZHANG, students, and STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health, “Predictors of Length of Stay and Average Hospitalization Costs for Inpatients on a Psychiatric Unit” at the 130th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

RICHARDEAN BENJAMIN-COLEMAN, chair of nursing, and VANESSA SHEPPARD, alumna, “Focus Groups: A Strategy to Reduce Pre-term Births” at the 130th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

EDWIN GOMEZ, assistant professor of recreation and tourism studies, “Potential and Pitfalls of Researching Ethnic Communities in Recreation: A Puerto Rican Case Study” at the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium in Bolton Landing, N.Y.

HIROYUKI HAMADA, associate professor of physical education and martial artist in-residence, “American NPO, Motivational Factors of Volunteers: Comparative Perspectives” at the NPO Management Conference in Miyazaki, Japan.

CLARE HOUSEMAN, graduate program director and Ph.D. urban services/health services program director, College of Health Sciences, “A Multi-level Model to Guide Research in the Prevention of Violence” at the 130th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. Also at the meeting, with JONI MCFELEA, student, and Ardythe Morrow, “Pediatric Health and the Internet: Results of Parent Focus Groups.”

DALE E. MILLER, assistant professor of philosophy, “Actual-Consequence Act Utilitarianism and the Best Possible Humans” at the 2002 meeting of the Virginia Philosophical Association at the University of Richmond. Also, “Mill’s ‘Socialism’” at the 2002 meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association in Providence, R.I.

MARGARET R. MULHOLLAND, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Does Nitrogen Regeneration from the N2 Fixing Cyanobacteria, Trichodesmium spp., Fuel Karenia brevis Blooms in the Gulf of Mexico?” at the 10th International Conference on Harmful Algae in St. Petersburg, Fla. Co-authors are C.A. Heil, University of South Florida, D.A. Bronk, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, J.M. O’Neil, University of Maryland, and PETER BERNHARDT, lab specialist.

STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health, ELIZABETH VOGEL and YAN ZHANG, students, and Cheryl Marks, director of Women in Crisis, “Women Working Towards Safety” at the 130th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

JEFFREY H. RICHARDS, professor of English, “‘Ormond,’ National Performance and Supranational Identity” at Atlantic Crossings, Visionary Schemes and Postnational Contexts: Charles Brockden Brown and His Contemporaries, a conference jointly sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society and the University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.

CAROLYN RUTLEDGE, associate professor of nursing, SAMI JAROUR, student, and STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health, “Physicians’ Adherence to the American Diabetes Association Guidelines in Managing Older Patients with Type II Diabetes” at the 130th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

MARK W. SCERBO, associate professor of psychology, “Computer Teammates: Should They Read Your Mind?” at the 2002 Fall Symposium of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence in North Falmouth, Mass.

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French, “A la recherche du rayon vert: Jules Verne’s Bachelor Chronotopes” at the 19th-Century French Literature Conference at Ohio State University.

JAMES R. SWEENEY, associate professor of history, “The ‘Trials’ of Shelby County, ‘Judge Lynch’ Presiding: Memphis, Tennessee, May 1917” at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Baltimore.

SUSAN TWEED and YAN ZHANG, students, and STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health, “Characteristics Associated with Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Employees of Commercial Businesses” at the 130th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.


Presentations
ABDEL M. AGAMI, professor of accounting, “A Survey of the Integrated Disclosure System Used by Foreign Corporations for Registration on U.S. Stock Exchanges” at the 2002 Academy of International Business, Southeastern Region, in Atlanta.

MARTIN A. DOBLIN and LISA A. DRAKE, research assistant professors of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences; K.J. Coyne; P.A. Rublee; and FRED C. DOBBS, associate professor of oceanography, “Pfiesteria Species Identified in Ships’ Ballast Water and Residuals: A Possible Vector for Introductions to Coastal Areas” at the 10th International Conference on Harmful Algae in St. Petersburg, Fla.

NATALIE HUTCHINSON, senior lecturer of mathematics and statistics, Tessellations Using ‘Geometer’s Sketchpad’” at the Peninsula Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference in Hampton and the 15th annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in Orlando, Fla.

MARGARET R. MULHOLLAND, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “A Comparison of Photosynthetic and Heterotrophic Carbon Acquisition by Aureococcus anophagefferens” at the 10th International Conference on Harmful Algae in St. Petersburg, Fla. Co-authors are GEORGE BONEILLO, master’s student; PETER BERNHARDT, lab specialist; ESTHER CORNFELD, alumna; MICHELLE WATSON, doctoral student, and ELIZABETH MINOR, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Mulholland was also a co-author of two other presentations at the conference: “Organic and Inorganic Nitrogen Uptake Kinetics in Field Populations Dominated by Karenia brevis” and “Bacterial and Size-fractionated Primary Production Within the 2001 Karenia brevis Bloom on the West Florida Shelf.”

EDWARD S. NEUKRUG, chair of educational leadership and counseling, “Ethical Violations of Credentialed Counselors and Teaching Ethical Decision Making” at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in Park City, Utah.

DUC T. NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Simple and Fast Domain Decomposition Implementation for Large-scale Finite Element Analysis Under MPI/FORTRAN Computer Environments” to the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at the University of Florida.

JOANNE SCHEIBMAN, assistant professor of linguistics, “Inclusive and Exclusive Patterning of the English First Person Plural: Evidence from Conversation” at the 6th Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language Conference at Rice University.

GAIL S. TAYLOR, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “In Pursuit of Equity and Excellence: Achievement, Assessment and the Historically Underserved Student” and a slide presentation, “India and Barbados: Global Experiences Past and Future,” at the 2002 conference of the Nebraska State Education Association’s Minority Affairs Committee in Lincoln.

MICHELLE WATSON, doctoral student of oceanography, “Uptake and Degradation of Organic Compounds by Bloom-forming Dinoflagellates in the Lower Chesapeake Bay and Its Tributaries” at the 10th International Conference on Harmful Algae in St. Petersburg, Fla. Co-authors are MARGARET R. MULHOLLAND, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences; PETER BERNHARDT, lab specialist; ANDREA ROCHA, master’s student; ESTHER CORNFELD, alumna; and GEORGE. BONEILLO, master’s student.

MELVIN H. WILLIAMS, eminent scholar emeritus of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, The Medicine Grand Round Lecture at Eastern Virginia Medical School, “Performance Enhancing Substances and Sports Performance.” Also, “Performance Enhancing Substances for Endurance Athletes” at the American Medical Athletic Association Conference, in association with the Marine Corps Marathon.


Publications
LOHN A. ADAM, University Professor of Mathematics, “Like a Bridge Over Colored Water: A Mathematical Review of ‘The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth and Science’” in vol. 49, No. 11 of Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

JAY A. AUSTIN, research assistant professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “Variation in the Position of the Upwelling Front During the 1999 Upwelling Season” in vol. 107, C11 of Journal of Geophysical Research, and “Drifter Behavior on the Oregon-Washington Shelf During Downwelling” in vol. 32, no. 11 of Journal of Physical Oceanography. Co-author on both is J. Barth. Also, “The Inner-Shelf Response to Wind-Driven Upwelling and Downwelling” in vol. 32, no. 7 of Journal of Physical Oceanography. Co-author is S.J. Lentz. Also, Austin was one of eight co-authors of “A Modeling Study of the Three-Dimensional Continental Shelf Circulation Off Oregon. Part I: Model-Data Comparisons” in vol. 32, no. 5 of Journal of Physical Oceanography.

THOMAS F. CASH, professor of psychology, “The Management of Body Image Problems” in “Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook,” edited by C.G. Fairburn and K.D. Brownell (New York: Guilford Press, 2002). Also, “Women’s Body Images” in “Handbook of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health,” edited by G.M. Wingood and R.J. DiClemente (New York: Kluwer Academic, 2002).

GREGORY CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Increased Selenium Threat as a Result of Invasion of the Exotic Bivalve Potamocorbula amurensis into the San Francisco Bay-Delta” in a recent edition of Aquatic Toxicology. Co-authors are LYNDA CUTTER, lab manager, and R. Linville and S. Luoma of the U.S. Geological Survey.

EDWIN GOMEZ, assistant professor of recreation and tourism studies, “The Ethnicity and Public Participation Model” in vol. 24, issue 2 of Leisure Sciences.

GAIL S. TAYLOR, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “The Power, the Problem and the Pedagogy: The Role of Literature in Two Multicultural Teacher Education Courses” in “Examining Practices in Multicultural Education,” edited by Patricia J. Larke and Norvella P. Carter (College Station, Texas: Joy Publishing, 2000).

LAWRENCE WEINSTEIN, associate professor of physics, “`Exclusive Electroproduction of Phi Mesons at 4.2 GeV” in C63 of Physical Review. Co-authors are K. Lukashin, et al. Also, “Relativistic Effects and Two-Body Currents in 2H(e,e’p)n Using Out-of-Plane Detection” in vol. 87 of Physical Review Letters. Co-authors are Z.-L.~Zhou, et al. Also, “Electroproduction of the Lambda(1520) Hyperon” in vol. C64 of Physical Review. Co-authors are S.P. Barrow, et al. Also, “`Photoproduction of the Rho-Zero Meson on the Proton at Large Momentum Transfer” in vol. 87 of Physical Review Letters. Co-authors are M. Battaglieri, et al.

ROY L. WILLIAMS, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry, a co-author of “Resveratrol Induces Apoptosis in LNCaP Cells and Requires Hydroxyl Groups to Decrease Viability in LNCaP and DU 145 Cells” in vol. 45 of Prostate and “Dietary Phytoestrogens and Their Synthetic Structural Analogues as Calcium Channel Blockers in Human Platelets” in vol. 40 of Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology.

CHARLES E. WILSON JR., chair of English, “‘Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine’ and the Civil Rights Movement” in “Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement” (Routledge, 2002).

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