ProFacts

Danner Appel Xu Lubich


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
JONATHAN K. APPEL, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, named a board member, Virginia representative and newsletter editor for the Southern Organization for Human Services Education, and an editorial reviewer for the Family Relations Journal.

MELVIN H. WILLIAMS, eminent scholar emeritus of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, appointed to the Scientific Commission of Nutrição em Pauta, a nutrition journal published for nutrition scientists and dieticians in Brazil, and to the USA Track & Field Masters Long Distance Running Committee.


Awards
THOMAS M. FEIST, webmaster for the Office of Admissions, second-and third-place awards in the Virginia Zoo’s annual photography contest.

ANTHONY W. DEAN, assistant professor of engineering technology, named to Inside Business newspaper’s “Forty Under Forty” list of the area’s top business professionals.

JOE PEREIRA, women’s soccer head coach, named Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year for 2004.G.

WILLIAM WHITEHURST, Kaufman Lecturer in Public Affairs, the Friend of Education award from The Virginia Council for the Social Studies.


Books
HIROYUKI HAMADA, associate professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, “Quintessence of Classical Martial Arts: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives,” fourth limited edition (Pearson Custom Publishing).


Compositions/Arrangements
WILLIAM S. BARTOLOTTA, associate professor of music, an arrangement for brass and percussion of Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” published by Solid Brass Music Co.


Papers/Presentations
JONATHAN K. APPEL, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Cultures of Helping and Healing: An Integrated Service Model” at the 2004 annual convention of the National Organization for Human Service Education in Houston.

EDITH M. BARNETT, interim vice provost for distance learning, and Gary Miller, associate vice president for outreach at Pennsylvania State University, “E-learning and Faculty Participation at the UCEA Mid-Atlantic Region annual conference in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

DINA M. BOWER, master’s student, and NORA NOFFKE, assistant professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Investigations by Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy on Modern Microbial Mats, and Comparison with 2.9 GA Old Bacterial Textures from the Pongola Supergroup, South Africa” at the 116th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver.

DIANNE CARMODY, associate professor of criminal justice, “Obstacles to Responding to Sexual Assault in Virginia” at the annual meeting of the Southern Criminal Justice Association in Raleigh, N.C.

MONA DANNER, associate professor of criminal justice, and Angela M. Moe, Western Michigan University, “Feminist Criminology in Theory and Action” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Nashville.

HONGYUN FU, doctoral student in the School of Community and Environmental Health, and STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health, “Community Level Correlates of Commercial Sex in China at the Third International Conference on Urban Health in Boston. The paper won honorable mention.

RANDY R. GAINEY, associate professor, and BRIAN K. PAYNE, professor, criminal justice, “Prosecutorial Strategies to Curb Violent Crime” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Nashville.

DENNIS GREGORY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, “CAS and SACSA: A Partnership for Professional Standards” at the 2004 SACSA Conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. (with Phyllis McCluskey-Titus and Michael Sutton). Also, “Changing the Context of Campus Crime Reporting” at the VASPA/VACUHO Conference in Wintergreen, Va. (with Steve Janosik of Virginia Tech).

CHESTER E. GROSCH, professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “Phase Relationships and Controls of the Upwelling-dominated Central California Current System” at the 13th annual PICES meeting in Honolulu (with five co-authors).

EILEEN E. HOFMANN, professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “Modeling Larval Transport” at the seventh International Marine Ecosystem Modeling Seminar in Washington, D.C.

LUISA IGLORIA, associate professor of English, a poetry reading at the Heritage 2 Filipino Book Festival and Conference at George Washington University; she also chaired a panel on “Filipino Writing in the Diaspora.” Also, a poetry reading and panel discussion at the Long Beach (Calif.) Museum of Fine Art’s Filipino Heritage Month Program.

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, “Surviving to Excel: German-Jewish Autobiographies at the End of the Twentieth Century” to the German Studies Association in Washington, D.C.

PAUL MAGNANT, HOLLY BEARD and JEWEL GOODMAN, doctoral students, and STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor, community and environmental health, “A Community-based Program: Teaching Food Safety to Seniors” at the Third International Conference on urban health in Boston. Assisting with the honorable-mention poster were DEBORAH L. MILLER, graphic design supervisor, and BOB JONES, graphic designer, of TV/production media.

CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, “Aeroelastic Modes for Supersonic Nonlinear Panel Flutter at Elevated Temperatures” at the Fourth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology and Seventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology in Lisbon, Portugal. Co-author is doctoral student XINYUN GUO.

NORA NOFFKE, assistant professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Microbially Induced Sedimentary Structures and the Survivor Species Concept” at the 116th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver. Also, “The Significance of ‘Microbially Induced Sedimentary Structures’ for the Sequence Stratigraphy of Siliciclastic Deposits of the 2.9 GA Old Witwatersrand Supergroup, South Africa” (with co-authors Nic Beukes and Jens Gutzmer of Rand Afrikaans University).

AHMED K. NOOR, William E. Lobeck Jr. Chair of Advanced Engineering Environments, “Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Technologies: Frontiers and Beyond” at the Fourth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology and Seventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology in Lisbon, Portugal.

THOMAS C. ROYER and CHESTER E. GROSCH, professors, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “A Fresher, Warmer Northern Gulf of Alaska?” at the 13th annual PICES meeting in Honolulu. Co-authors are T.J. Weingartner and S. Danielson, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, “The State of French Studies in America Today: What French Can Represent for Americans” and “France in the Age of Globalization: Resistance and Cooperation” (both in French) at Chuo University in Tokyo. Also, “Jules Verne’s Very Far West: America as Testing Ground in Les cinq cents millions de la Begum” at the 19th-Century French Studies Conference at Washington University in St. Louis. He also chaired a panel on “Jules Verne’s Peculiar Utopias.”

MELVINA SUMTER, assistant professor of criminal justice, “Benefits of Participation in a Structured Mediation Program” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Nashville.

RUTH TRIPLETT, associate professor of criminal justice, “Changing Times: Criminology from 1910-1968” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Nashville.

QIAN WAN, graduate student of chemistry and biochemistry, “Real-time Study of Accumulation Effects of Electric Fields upon Membrane Transport in Single Living Cells” at the 2004 BEMS Annual Meeting. Co-authors are X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry; and JUEGEN KOLB, associate research professor, and KARL H. SCHOENBACH, director, Center for Bioelectrics.

G. RICHARD WHITTECAR, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Hydrologic Variations Between Natural and Constructed Mineral Soil Flat Wetlands, Southeastern Virginia” at the 116th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver.

GLENN WILLIAMS, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, and TERRI GRANT, doctoral student of applied and computational mathematics, “A Computationally Efficient Method for Using Surface Constraints in Molecular Structure Modeling” at the International Conference for Mathematics in Biology and Medicine in Ann Arbor, Mich.

X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Real-time Monitoring of Effects of Electric Fields on Kinetics of Membrane Transport in Single Living Cells” at the 2004 BEMS Annual Meeting. Co-authors are QIAN WAN, graduate student of chemistry and biochemistry; and JUEGEN KOLB, associate research professor, and KARL H. SCHOENBACH, director, Center for Bioelectrics.

YAN ZHANG, doctoral student in the School of Community and Environmental Health, “Using Social Cognitive Theory to Model Behaviors Among Chinese American Children” at the Third International Conference on Urban Health in Boston. Co-authors are STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health; CLARE HOUSEMAN, chair of community and environmental health; and LAUREL S. GARZON, graduate program director of nursing. The paper won third place. Also, an honorable-mention poster, “Maintaining and Improving Positive Health Behaviors in High Risk Adolescent Girls” (with doctoral student SUSAN TWEED and PLICHTA, and assisted by DEBORAH L. MILLER, graphic design supervisor, and BOB JONES, graphic designer, of TV/production media).


Publications
JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “Description and Distribution of Crangonyx floridanus (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Crangonyctidae) in Japan, an Introduced Freshwater Amphipod from North America” in vol. 29 of Contributions Biological Laboratory Kyoto University. Co-authors are Hiroshi Morino and Harumi Kusano of Ibaraki University. Also, “Vicariance and Dispersalist Biogeography” in “Encyclopedia of Caves,” edited by D.C. Culver and W.B. White (Elsevier Academic Press).

LUISA A. IGLORIA, associate professor of English, “Lost Photograph” in “Red, White, and Blues: Poetic Vistas on the Promise of America,” edited by Virgil Suarez and Ryan Van Cleave (Indiana University Press). Also, “22 June (The Amber Room, Yekaterinsky dvorets, Tsarkovoe Selo)” in the Postcards issue of Sitched-on Gutenberg (fall 2004). Also, “What You Remember” in Wander This World: Migration, Immigration and Exile, Crab Orchard Review (fall 2004). Also, “Writing Women’s Wor(l)ds” in Our Own Voice (fall 2004).

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, “Playing Songs for Biermann on the Telephone: Interview with the Singer-Songwriter Thomas Friz” (in German) in the Aug. 16, 2004, issue of Neue Württembergische Zeitung. Also, “A Seventh Heaven – Once Upon a Time There Was a Cultural Symbiosis: Granada’s Alhambra Today”(in German) in the Aug. 12, 2004, issue of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Also, a book review (in German) of “Literary Reflections of Crisis: A Pattern of Perception and Production in the 20th Century,” edited by Keith Bullivant and Bernhard Spies, in vol. 96, no. 3 of Monatshefte.

BRIAN PAYNE, professor, and RANDY GAINEY, associate professor, criminal justice, “Ancillary Consequences of Employee Theft” in vol. 32 of Journal of Criminal Justice.

LELAND D. PETERSON, professor emeritus of English and Latin, “Authentic and Questionable Swiftiana” in vol. 18, no. 3 of The East-Central Intelligencer.

KAREN POLONKO, professor of sociology, “A Comparison of Human Energy Fields Among Children, Youth, Adults and Dahn Masters” in vol. 14 of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. Co-authors are Geoffrey K. Leigh (lead author) and Catherine Leigh.

JAMES R. SWEENEY, associate professor of history, “The ‘Trials’ of Shelby County, Tennessee: ‘Judge Lynch’ Presiding” in the summer 2004 issue of The Tennessee Historical Quarterly.

ARNOLDO VALLE-LEVINSON, associate professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “Transverse Variability of Flow on Both Sides of a Sill/Contraction Combination in a Fjord-like Inlet of Southern Chile” in vol. 60 of Estuary Coastal Shelf Science. (Mario Cáceres of Universidad de Concepción in Santiago, Chile, is the lead author.) Also, “Diurnal Vertical Motions Over a Seamount of the Southern Gulf of California” in vol. 50 of Journal of Marine Systems. (Co-authors are A. Trasviña, G. Gutiérrez and R. González of Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenda, Mexico.) Also, with doctoral candidate, J.L. BLANCO, “Observations of Wind Influence on Exchange Flows in a Strait of the Chilean Inland Sea” in vol. 62, no. 5 of Journal of Marine Research.

MELVIN H. WILLIAMS, eminent scholar emeritus of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, “Dietary Supplements and Sports Performance” in the October 2004 issue of Food Technology. Co-author is Roger Clemens, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.

X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Real-time Probing of Membrane Transport in Living Microbial Cells Using Single Nanoparticle Optics and Living Cell Imaging” in vol. 43, no. 32 of Biochemistry. (Co-authors are graduate students WILLIAM BROWNLOW, SOPHIA KYRIACOU and QIAN WAN, and former student JOSHUA VIOLA.) Also, “Probing of Size and Temperature Dependence of Surface Plasmon Absorption of Gold Nanoparticles Using Tris(2,2’-bipyridine)ruthenium(II)” in vol. 108 of Journal of Physical Chemistry B. (Co-authors are WAN, and JUEGEN KOLB, associate research professor, and KARL H. SCHOENBACH, director, Center for Bioelectrics.)