PHILIP LANGLAIS, vice provost for graduate studies and research, elected vice president (2007-08) and president-elect (2008-09) of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools.
DOUGLAS GREENE, professor of history, author and owner of Crippen & Landru, publisher of short story collections of both classic and contemporary mystery authors, the George N. Dove Award from the Detective/Mystery Caucus of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the serious study of mystery and crime fiction.
DANICA HAYS, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, a research grant award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision for her study, “Exploring Cultural Bias, Perceived Client Functioning and Diagnostic Variance Among Counselor Trainees.”
LUISA IGLORIA, associate professor of English, a $1,000 prize as winner of the National Writers Union 2006 Poetry Contest for her poem, “Descent.” It will be published in Poetry Flash. Another of her poems, “Venom,” was selected for the 2007 James Hearst Poetry Prize from the North American Review.
ALICE JONES, director of student and alumni programs, Career Management Center, the Emerging Leader Award at the Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers annual conference in Roanoke.
CHARLES WILSON, interim vice provost for University College and University Professor of English, the David Bottoms Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of West Georgia. Wilson, who earned his bachelor’s degree from UWG, gave a talk, titled “Ernest Gaines’ ‘Manhood’: Contemporary Applications,” during the visit to his alma mater.
ROBERT ASH, director of the Wind Tunnel Enterprise Center, “Uncovering the Secrets of the Wright Brothers” in Milwaukee and Dayton as part of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ “Experts on Tour” program.
OKTAY BAYSAL, dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, and DUC NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Large-scale Parallel Domain Decomposition: Part 1 Computational Fluid Dynamics Applications” at the 30th Institute of Information and Technology Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. Also, “Large-scale Parallel Computing by Domain Decomposition: CFD and CSM Applications” at the Hanoi University of Science’s Center for High-Performance Computing. During their visit to Vietnam, Baysal delivered an ODU Memorandum of Understanding with Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Hanoi University of Science, Hanoi University of Technology and Hong Duc University.
LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, “Consortia: How Institutions Can Work Together” at the Association of Governing Boards of University and Colleges’ annual conference in Phoenix. Also, “Report of the Subcommittee on Affordability” to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia’s Strategic Planning Committee at Richard Bland College. Also, “Imperatives in Higher and Adult Education: Leveraging Resources” at the Association for Continuing Higher Education Region 5 annual conference in Williamsburg.
GARY EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, “Behind the Scenes at HBO: Adapting Angels in America for Pay TV” at the annual conference of the American Culture Association in Boston.
KOREN GOODMAN, assistant director and liaison to the College of Sciences, and Heidi McFerron, Cyber Career Center supervisor, Career Management Center, “High Tech and High Touch: How to Interact with Today’s Student Using Effective Online Interactive Career Tools for Advising Appointments” at the National Academic Advising Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in McLean.
JEWEL GOODMAN, doctoral candidate, KOREN GOODMAN, assistant director at the Career Management Center and liaison to the College of Sciences, and Cheryl Griffiths, a student at Tidewater Community College, “Meeting the Needs of the Nontraditional-aged Student at the Community College Level: Using the Semester-long Student Development Course as a Primary Home for More Comprehensive Academic Preparation” at the National Academic Advising Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in McLean.
FRAN HASSENCAHL, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts, “Jerusalem: The Divided City” to the ODU Institute for Learning in Retirement in Virginia Beach. Also, “‘I Can Hang On’: Cartoonists Depict President Bush in the Iraqi Rodeo” at the annual meeting of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association in Boston.
ISAO ISHIBASHI, professor of civil and environmental engineering, “EPS Filled Used Tires as a Light Weight Construction Fill Material” at the International Workshop on Scrap Tire Derived Geomaterials in Yokosuka, Japan. Co-author is SETHAPONG SETHABOUPPHA, a faculty member at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, and former doctoral student at ODU. Ishibashi also chaired a theme lecture session during the workshop.
WILLIAM JONES, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, “Creation and Technology: Christian Responsibilities and Responses” for the Lenten Lecture Series at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.
SHARON JUDGE, visiting assistant professor of early childhood, speech pathology and special education, “Creating an Assistive Technology Toolkit for Young Children” at the TED/TAM National Conference in San Diego. Also at the conference, with Kathy Puckett of Arizona State University as lead presenter, “Integrating Content Area Literacy and Assistive Technology: Implementation Strategies.”
FREDERICK LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, “Klezmer Revival in Contemporary Germany” at the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater.
DUC NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and OKTAY BAYSAL, dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, “Large-scale Parallel Domain Decomposition: Part 2 Computational Solid Mechanics Applications” at the 30th Institute of Information and Technology Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. Also, “Large-scale Parallel Computing by Domain Decomposition: CFD and CSM Applications” at the Hanoi University of Science’s Center for High-Performance Computing.
DUC NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and SIROJ TUNGKAHOTARA, graduate student, “On the Development of an Efficient Parallel Hybrid Solver with Application to Acoustically Treated Aero-Engine Nacelles” at the International Noise Conference in Honolulu. Co-authors are Willie Watson and Douglas Nark, senior research scientists at NASA Langley Research Center.
JEFFREY STECKROTH, instructor of mathematics and statistics, “Technology-enhanced Repre-sentations: Tools for Problem Solving” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Conference in Atlanta. Also, “Preparing Science and Mathematics Teachers to Use Visualization in Whole-class Inquiry-based Instruction” at the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Teachers Annual Conference in Virginia Beach.
STEVE TONELSON, professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, “The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: Distance Learning Alternative Licensure Through a Collaboration of Agencies” at the 59th annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education in New York. Co-authors are JANE HAGER, chair of educational curriculum and instruction;
CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer of ECSSE; ROBERT GABLE, eminent scholar of ECSSE; ANN MAYDOSZ, program coordinator for student services, CSEEP; and KIMBERLY HUGHES, research coordinator, Child Study Center. The CSEEP program was selected as a finalist for Distinguished Program in Teacher Education by the Association of Teacher Educators.
ROB CURRY, director of advising for distance learning, and PHYLLIS BARHAM, chief academic adviser in the School of Nursing, “Academic Advising in Degree Programs” in “Handbook of Distance Education,” edited by Michael Moore (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007).
SHARON JUDGE, visiting assistant professor of early childhood, speech pathology and special education, “Constructing an Assistive Technology Toolkit for Young Children: Views from the Field” in vol. 21, no. 4 of Journal of Special Education Technology. Also, “Developmental Delay” and “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” in “Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia” (Westport, Conn.: Praeger), edited by R.S. New and M. Cochran.
SHAOMIN LI, professor, and JUDY JUN WU, doctoral student, business administration, “Why China Thrives Despite Corruption” in the April issue of Far Eastern Economic Review.
PHILIP RAISOR professor of English, “In Muncie” in the spring 2006 issue of “5 AM”; “Not Like Any One of Us: W.D. Snodgrass’s ‘Not for Specialists: New and Selected Poems’” in vol. 114, no. 4 of The Sewanee Review; and “The Dreams of Gulls and Robins: Peter Meinke’s ‘The Contracted World: New and More Selected Poems’” in vol. 46, no. 2 of Tar River Poetry.
SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, professor of early childhood special education, “The Emergence of Inclusion for Students with Disabilities in Ukraine” in vol. 22, no. 1 of International Journal of Special Education. Also, “Using Embedded Learning Opportunities During Cooking for Preschoolers with Special Needs” in vol. 3, no. 4 of Focus on Inclusive Education.