ProFacts

Gregory Holsinger Ritz Darby
Gregory Holsinger Ritz Darby

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
DENNIS E. GREGORY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, selected for a second three-year term as a member of NASPA Journal (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). He will serve until March 2007.


Awards
WALTER DEAL, associate professor; NDAHI HASSAN and PHILIP REED, assistant professors; and JOHN RITZ, chair, occupational and technical studies, an award for Outstanding Technology Education Program, Council on Technology Teacher Education, at the International Technology Educa-tion Association Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

JOHN RITZ, chair of occupational and technical studies, an Outstanding Leadership Award and an Epsilon Pi Tau Laureate Citation (International Honor Society for Professions in Technology) at the International Technology Education Association Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.


Books
DENNIS E. GREGORY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, editor of “The Administration of Fraternal Organizations on North American Campuses: A Pattern for the New Millennium” (College Administration Publications, 2003). He also wrote two chapters.


Papers/Presentations
MICHELE L. DARBY, eminent scholar of dental hygiene, “Sonicare Elite Power Toothbrush: A Practice-based Study” at the Emerging Trends in Oral Care Symposium in Snoqualmie, Wash. Co-presenter was Cynthia Amyot, associate professor of dental hygiene, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

FRED DOBBS, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Invasive Microbes” at the 55th annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences in Washington, D.C. He also gave a panel presentation on “Freshwater and Marine Invasions.”

LISA A. DRAKE, research assistant professor, and FRED DOBBS, associate professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Microorganisms: Potential Invasive Species in Ships’ Ballast-water Tanks” at the Ocean Research Conference.

GARY R. EDGERTON, chair, and KYLE NICHOLAS, assistant professor, communication and theatre arts, “‘I Want My MTV’: Genre as a Networking Strategy in the Digital Era” at the annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in Atlanta.

JOHN A. FAHEY, associate professor emeritus of foreign languages and literatures, a panel presentation on “Cat and Mouse in Enemy Territory?” at the Allied Museum in Berlin, Germany. The presentation was part of the opening week of the museum’s new exhibition of the Western Military Missions, which operated behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany during the Cold War. Fahey represented the U.S. military at the opening. He also wrote an article, “Communicating with the Enemy,” for the museum’s exhibit publication.

DENNIS E. GREGORY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Higher Education, Student Affairs and the Law: An Ever Changing Landscape” at the 2003 conference of the Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators in Wintergreen. Also, with Steve Janosik, “The Influence of the Clery Act on Administrative Practice, Student Behavior and Campus Safety” at the 2003 conference of the Southern Association of College Student Affairs in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “Caves, Caving and Subterranean Biodiversity” at the Virginia Tech chapter of the National Speleological Society banquet in Blacksburg.

JEFFREY P. JONES, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts, “Political Mythology in Film: Recurrent Hopes and Fears of the Media Populist” at the annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in Atlanta.

DALE E. MILLER, assistant professor of philosophy, an invited commentary on Anand Vaidya, “A Response to Some Common Criticisms of Medical Ethics” at the LSU Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Ethics in Baton Rouge.

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, “Paris au XXième siècle: Résistance et Renaissance à l’heure de la mondialisation” at the University of Guelph in Canada.

CHRISTINA STEEL, graduate student, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Study of Biocompatibility of Ag Nanoparticles in Bulk Phase and at the Single-cell Resolution” and “Real-time Probing of Bacterial Communication and Growth: Single Cells Versus Clusters” at the 2004 Pittsburgh Conference.

QIAN WAN, graduate student, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Real-time Probing of the Effect of High Electric Field on Sub-cellular Functions” at the 2004 Pittsburgh Conference.

X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Single Molecule Detection of Subcellular Events in Single Live Cells” at SERMACS. Co-authors are graduate students WILLIAM BROWNLOW, QIAN WAN, CHRISTINA STEEL and SOPHIA KYRIACOU.


Publications
MAURICE R. BERUBE, eminent scholar of educational leadership, “A Memorial Tribute to John U. Ogbu for His Contribution to Education” in the January/February 2004 issue of Journal of the Midwestern Educational Research Association.

MICHELE L. DARBY, eminent scholar of dental hygiene, a guest editorial, “Unhealthy Politics of Oral Health,” in vol. 77, no. 4 of Journal of Dental Hygiene.

DENNIS E. GREGORY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, and S.M. Janosik, “The Clery Act: How Effective Is It: Perceptions from the Field (Part 1) in vol. 5, no. 2 of Campus Safety and Student Development. Also, “The Clery Act: How Effective Is It: Perceptions from the Field (Part 2)” in vol. 5, no. 3 of Campus Safety and Student Development. Also, “The Effect of the Clery Act on Campus Judicial Practices” in vol. 44, no. 6 of Journal of College Student Development. Also, with Janosik as lead author, “The Clery Act and Its Influence on Campus Law Enforcement Practices” in vol. 44, no. 1 of NASPA Journal. Also with Janosik as lead author and co-author D.D. Gehring, “The Clery Act Policy Briefing,” prepared for Carol Holiday, Hurt, Norton and Associates in Washington, D.C., for presentation to congressional committees and the U.S. Department of Education during the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “Crustacea: Amphipoda” in “Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst,” John Gunn, editor (Taylor & Francis Books Inc., 2004). Also, with JUN ZHANG (Ph.D. ’97), “Systematics of the Freshwater Amphipod Genus Crangonyx (Crangonyctidae) in North America” in Memoir No. 6 of the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Also, with Sandro Ruffo of the Verona Natural History Museum and THOMAS R. SAWICKI, doctoral student, “Indoweckelia stocki n. sp. from Subterranean Waters of Northern Oman: the Second Weckeliid Amphipod Crustacean (Hadziidae) Described from the Middle East (Stygofauna of Oman nr. 6)” in vol. 27 of the Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona.

MICHELLE L. KELLEY, professor of psychology, “Geographic Mobility, Family and Maternal Variables as Related to the Psychosocial Adjustment of Military Children” in vol. 168 of Military Medi-cine. Co-authors are Psy.D. graduate student LISA B. FINKEL (Psy.D. ’01) and JAYNE ASHBY ’00.

SOPHIA KYRIACOU and WILLIAM BROWNLOW, graduate students, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Nanoparticle Optics for Direct Observation of Functions of Antimicrobial Agents in Single Live Bacterial Cells” in vol. 43 of Biochemistry.

ROBIN J. LEWIS and VALERIAN J. DERLEGA, professors of psychology, “Stressors for Gay Men and Lesbians: Life Stress, Gay-related Stress, Stigma Consciousness and Depressive Symptoms” in vol. 22, no. 6 of Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Co-authors are Jessica L. Griffin and Alison C. Krowinski of the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology.

DEBRA A. MAJOR, associate professor of psychology, “Assessing a Community’s Pediatric Asthma
Care Needs: Insights Gained from Physicians, School Nurses and Parents” in vol. 17 of Pediatric Asthma, Allergy & Immunology. Co-authors are Judith Taylor-Fishwick (lead author), Cynthia Kelly and Frances Butterfoss of Eastern Virginia Medical School, and psychology doctoral students SUZANNE M. CLARKE and
REBEKAH A. CARDENAS.

KRISTIE L. HEBERT MARTINEZ (M.S. ’00) and BRYAN E. PORTER, associate professor of psychology, “The Likelihood of Becoming a Pedestrian Fatality and Drivers’ Knowledge of Pedestrian Rights and Responsibilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia” in Part F, 7, of Transportation Research. (Martinez will be among the first incoming class of doctoral students in applied experimental psychology in fall 2004.)

CHRISTINA STEEL, graduate student, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Single Live Cell Imaging of Chromo-somes in Chloramphenicol-induced Filamentous Pseudomonas Aeruginosa” in vol. 43 of Biochemistry.

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