ProFacts

Branch Plichta Wilson 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, Compositions/Arrangements, Degrees, Exhibitions, Performances, Papers/
Presentations and Publications. Announcements will appear on a space-available basis in the order received. Submissions may be e-mailed (sdaniel@odu.edu), mailed (Courier Editor, 100 Koch Hall) or faxed (683-5501).


Appointments/Elections
NINA W. BROWN, eminent scholar of educational leadership and counseling, elected to a three-year term on the board of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

WILLIAM H. GRAVES, dean of the Darden College of Education, elected to a one-year term as secretary of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

PHILIP J. LANGLAIS, dean of graduate studies and associate vice president for research, elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the Council of Southern Graduate Schools.

ALEX POTHEN, professor of computer science, appointed to the following editorial boards: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing; SIAM Monographs in Computational Science and Engineering; Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis; and the International Journal on Computational Science and Engineering. He was also elected co-chair of the organizing committee for the Second International Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing, to be held at the European Center for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computation in Toulouse, France, June 21-23.

ROSEANN RUNTE, president, appointed to the Steering Committee that will oversee two grants to the new South Hampton Roads Coalition for Early Childhood – from the Virginia Department of Social Services and The Norfolk Foundation.

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French, appointed a Halls-Bascom Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin, where he taught classes on 20th-century French literature, and theater, and gave a talk titled “Ghosts in the Machine: Narratives of Disappearance in Contemporary French Fiction.”

SANDRA M. WATERS, appointed chair of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Academic Advisors’ Association annual conference in Virginia Beach, April 17-19.

CHARLES E. WILSON, University Professor of English, named a 2005-06 American Council on Edu-cation fellow. He is one of 40 fellows selected this year.


Awards
DAVID BRANCH, chair of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, the Outstanding Professional Leadership Award in recognition of his excellence in leadership in exercise science and physical education from the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, Kyoto, Japan, and the Japan Education Culture Center Inc.

BLAINE TAYLOR, men’s basketball head coach, named Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year.


Books
WILLIAM A. OWINGS, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, and Leslie Kaplan, assistant principal at Dozier Middle School in Newport News, a textbook, “American Public School Finance” (Wadsworth).

HELEN CLARK ROUNTREE, professor emerita of anthropology, “Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechan-canough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown” (University of Virginia Press). She lives in Hampton.

MARGARET DAUGHERTY VAN DAMM, associate professor emerita of English, a novel, “The River Love” (Mayhaven Publishing). She lives in Albuquerque, N.M.


Papers/Presentations
JOHN A. ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, “Patterns in Nature” to the Institute for Learning in Retirement in Virginia Beach.

JAMES P. BLISS, associate professor, HOPE S. HANNER-BAILEY, doctoral student, and MARK W. SCERBO, professor, psychology, “Determining the Effi-cacy of an Immersive Trainer for Arthroscopy Skills” at Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 13, in Long Beach, Calif.

MICHELE L DARBY, eminent scholar of dental hygiene, “Dental Plaque Biofilm: Significance to Dental Hygiene Practice,” at the Dental Professional Education Seminar, Korean Dental Hygienists’ Association, in Seoul, South Korea. Also, “Taking Your Career to the Next Level” for Alumni Day at Harrisburg (Pa.) Area Community College. Also, “Oral Risk Assessment: The Oral-Systemic Links” for the Patricia McLean Sympo-sium on Dental Hygiene at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York City.

JOHN L. ECHTERNACH, eminent scholar of physical therapy, and five co-authors, a poster presentation, “Measurement Properties of the Six-Minute Walk Test in Individuals Undergoing Post-Stroke Rehabilitation” at the combined sections meetings of the American Physical Therapy Association in New Orleans.

JANE HAGER, professor of educational curriculum and instruction, a panel presentation, “Twenty-five Years of Literacy Research” for the American Reading Forum in Marco Island, Fla.

JEANY MURPHY, graduate student of community and environmental health; YAO DENG, graduate student of statistics; HONGYUN FU graduate student of community and environmental health; TISHA PAREDES, graduate student of education; and STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health; “Factors Related to Inpatient Hospi-talization Among Adults in Virginia” at the 132nd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C.

WILLIAM A. OWINGS, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, Leslie Kaplan, assistant principal at Dozier Middle School in Newport News, and JOHN A. NUNNERY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Principal Quality, ISLLC Standards and Student Achievement: A Virginia Study” at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development International Conference in Orlando, Fla.

STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health, “Health Care Needs of Women in a Domestic Violence Shelter: A Pilot Study” at the 132nd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C. (co-authors are Terri Babineau of EVMS and ELIZABETH VOGEL, a business student). Also at the meeting, “Rape: Not on the Radar Screen Yet” (co-authors are TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director of the Social Science Research Center; Rebecca Odor of the Virginia Department of Health; and Shani Reams of VAASA).

JANICE RANNE, graduate student of community and environmental health, and JOHN L. ECHTERNACH, eminent scholar of physical therapy, “Relationship Between Curriculum and Research for Speech-Lan-guage Pathologists” at the 132nd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C.
MARK W. SCERBO, professor of psychology, “Human factors and Medical Simulation” at Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 13 in Long Beach, Calif. Also at the conference, with JAMES P. BLISS, associate professor of psychology; ELIZABETH A. SCHMIDT and HOPE S. HANNER-BAILEY, doctoral students of psychology; and Leonard J. Weireter Jr., M.D., FACS, Eastern Virginia Medical School, “Assessing Surgical Skill Training Under Hazardous Conditions in a Virtual Environment.”

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, “Jules Verne’s America: Friend or Foe?” at Georgia Tech.

STEVE TONELSON, professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education; JANE HAGER, professor of educational curriculum and instruction; CHERYL BAKER, lecturer of ESSE; ROBERT GABLE, eminent scholar of ESSE; ANN MAYDOSZ, program coordinator for student services; and KIMBERLY HUGHES, research coordinator for the Child Study Center; “The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A Distance Learning Approach to Alternative Certification” at the annual conference of the National Center for Alternative Certification in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

TERESA L. VAN NOSTRAND, business student; JEWELL S. GOODMAN, graduate student of community and environmental health; and STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of CEH; “Clinician-led Focus Groups with Convicted Sex Offenders to Identify Sexual Abuse Prevention Measures” at the 132nd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C.

YAN ZHANG, graduate student of community and environmental health, “Effects of the First Annual Chinese Health Fair in Hampton Roads” at the 132nd annual meeting of the American Public Health Associa-tion in Washington, D.C. (co-author is STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of CEH). Also at the conference, “Using Cognitive Theory to Model Health Behaviors Among Chinese-American Children” (co-authors are PLICHTA; CLARE HOUSEMAN, chair of CEH; and LAUREL S. GARZON, associate professor of nursing). Also at the conference, “Maintaining and Improving Good Health Behaviors in High Risk Adolescent Girls” (co-authors are SUE TWEED, graduate student of CEH, and PLICHTA).


Publications
ABDEL M. AGAMI, professor of accounting, “Are Stock Options a Bliss or a Curse to Stockholders?” in vol. 12, no. 1 of Journal of Global Competitiveness. Also, “What Lessons Can We Learn from Enron’s Collapse? A Case Study” in vol. 1 of Southeast Case Research Journal.

JOHN A. ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, “Flowers of Ice – Beauty, Symmetry, Complex-ity: A Review of ‘The Snowflake: Winter’s Secret Beauty’ by Kenneth Libbrecht” in vol. 52, no. 4 of Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Also, his photograph “Kelvin-Helmholtz Contrail Above Norfolk, Virginia” appeared on the March 3 Earth Science Picture of the Day Web site.

NANCY BAGRANOFF, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, and LAURIE HENRY, associate professor of accounting, “Choosing and Using Sarbanes-Oxley Software” in the March/April issue of Information Systems Control Journal.

MICHELE L. DARBY, eminent scholar of dental hygiene, “Opening the Door to Opportunity” in vol. 2, no. 9 of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

JOHN L. ECHTERNACH, eminent scholar of physical therapy, “Knowledge Required in Pharmacol-ogy, Imaging and Laboratory Testing for the Physical therapist Primary Care Practitioner” in “Educating Physical Therapists as Primary Care Practitioners” (Baton Rouge, La.: Darbonne & Bartolett Publishers, 2005), edited by Geneva Johnson.

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, a book review,“Neil H. Donahue, Karl Krolow and the Poetics of Amnesia in Postwar Germany” (Rochester: Camden, 2002) in Gegenwarts-literatur: Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch, A German Studies Yearbook.

WILLIAM A. OWINGS, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, Leslie Kaplan, assistant principal at Dozier Middle School in Newport News, and JOHN A. NUNNERY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Principal Quality, ISLLC Standards and Student Achievement: A Virginia Study” in the January issue of The Journal of School Leadership.

LEOREY N. SALIGAN, lecturer of nursing, “Educating Culturally Competent Nurse Practitioners in Virginia” and “Filipino-Americans Are High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease” in vol. 1, no. 2 of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners newsletter.

GLEN SUSSMAN, chair of political science and geography, “The United States and Global Environment Policy: Domestic Constraints on Effective Leadership” in the October 2004 issue of International Political Science Review. Also, with Byron W. Daynes, “Spanning the Century: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and the Environment” in the October 2004 issue of White House Studies.