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MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL, Mina Hohenberg Darden Chair in creative writing, appointed to the Copenhaver Distinguished Visiting Chair for the spring semester, 2009, at the University of West Virginia Law School in Morgantown.
WILLIAM GRAVES, dean of the Darden College of Education, named chair of Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Strategic Planning Steering Committee: Compass to 2015: A Strategic Plan for Student Success.
JOAN JACKSON, assistant professor of educational leadership, appointed to a three-year term on the Association of Teacher Educators’ Commission for the Education of the Whole Child.
PHILIP LANGLAIS, vice provost for graduate studies and research, elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the national Council of Graduate Schools.
SUEANNE MCKINNEY, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, appointed as a member of the Board of Review for AREA’s SIG, The Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research.
MARK SCERBO, professor of psychology, appointed to the editorial board of Simulation in Healthcare.
TAMI AL-HAZZA, assistant professor, and ROBERT LUCKING, professor, educational curriculum and instruction, the 2008 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award, which recognizes an article published in a given year that makes a significant contribution to the professional literature concerning multicultural literacy experiences for youth. They were selected for their superior scholarship in “Celebrating Diversity Through Explorations of Arab Children’s Literature,” published in the spring 2007 issue of Childhood Education.
RICHARD GREGORY, chair of chemistry and biochemistry, a Best Article award for 2007 from Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics. Gregory was one of three authors of “Elliptical Micro-Ring Organic Lasers.”
DANICA HAYS, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, the American Counseling Association Research Award for “Initial Development and Psychometric Data for the Privilege and Oppression Inventory,” published in the July 2007 issue of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.
MOUNIR LAROUSSI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, selected Distinguished Lecturer for 2008 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
KARIN ORVIS, assistant professor of psychology, selected as recipient of the 2007 American Society for Training and Development Dissertation Award. The award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation that holds major implications for practitioners of workplace learning and performance. Her dissertation is titled “Supervisory Performance Feedback as a Catalyst for High Quality Employee Self-development.”
ANASTASIA RAYMER, professor of early childhood, speech pathology and special education, named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at its 2007 convention in Boston.
TED REMLEY, Batten Endowed Chair in Counseling, named an American Counseling Association Fellow for his extensive service and scholarship contributions to the counseling profession.
GARY EDGERTON, chair, and JEFFREY JONES, associate professor, communication and theatre arts, “The Essential HBO Reader” (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2008).
WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, and Leslie Kaplan (lead author), a monograph, “The Effective Schools Movement: History, Analysis, and Application” (Pocatello, ID: Journal for Effective Schools Monograph Series).
SIMON SERFATY, eminent scholar of international studies, “Architects of Delusion: Europe, America and the Iraq War” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008). Also, an edited book, “A Recast Partnership: The Institutional Dimensions of Transatlantic Relations” (CSIS Press, 2008).
JAMES SWEENEY, associate professor of history, editor of “Race, Reason, and Massive Resistance: The Diary of David J. Mays, 1954-1959” (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008).
TAMI AL-HAZZA, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “All Arabs Aren’t Terrorists: Promoting Cultural Acceptance and Confronting Stereotypes with Arab Literature in the Classroom” for the Middle East Lecture Series at the University of Illinois at Edwardsville.
GAIL DODGE, chair of physics, “Nuclear Physics: New Answers, New Questions About the Visible Universe” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston.
GARY EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, “The Cold War, Vietnam, and Apollo 11: The 1969 Moon Landing as Made-for-TV History” at the annual conference of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C.
WILLARD FRANK JR., associate professor emeritus of history, “The Strategic Plight of the Spanish Republican Navy in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39” at the Naval History Symposium, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis; “The Nyon Arrangement 1937: Mediterranean Security and the Coming of the Second World War” at the 33rd Congress of the International Commission of Military History, Cape Town, South Africa; and “Harriet Martineau in Virginia, 1835: The Theory and the Practice” at the Martineau Society Annual Meeting, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.
MEGHAN MCGLINN MANFRA, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, and D. Manfra, “Leveraging Information Technologies in Teacher Education” at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education international conference in Las Vegas. Also at the conference, with lead authors T. Hammond, A. Friedman and C. Keeler, “Epistemology Is Elementary: Historical Thinking as Applied Epistemology in an Elementary Social Studies Methods Class.”
SUEANNE MCKINNEY, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “Developing a Conceptual Understanding of Algebraic Concepts: Working with Hands-on Equations and Algebra Tiles” for the Raising Achievement and Closing the Gaps Symposium, Suffolk Public Schools. Also, “Math Talk: Promoting Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom” to the Tidewater Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Chesapeake. Also, “A Comparison of Mathematics Methods Courses: Incorporating Best Practices in a Technology Environment” at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education’s 19th international conference in Las Vegas. Co-authors are SHANAN CHAPPELL and FRANK STONIER, doctoral students of education.
ANASTASIA RAYMER, professor of early childhood, speech pathology and special education, with former graduate students ERIN TODD and TIFFANY JOHNSON, “MossTalk Training for Word Retrieval Across Semantic Categories” at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Boston. Also at the conference, with five co-authors, “Effects of Intensity and CILT in Aphasia: A Systematic Review.”
MARK SCERBO, professor of psychology, “Can Principles of User Interface Design Improve the Next Generation of Medical Simulators?” at the 16th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Also, “VR Simulators: Why High Fidelity is Not Always Better” and “Human Factors Challenges in Medical Simulation” at the 8th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.
PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, “Where the Dark Streets Really Go: Dorothy Salisbury Davis’s Priests and the Quest for the Self” on a panel about Davis’s work he organized for the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago with special guest mystery writer Sara Paretsky. He also chaired and organized a panel titled “Le Chicago Français: Gangsters, Detective Fiction and Other Mischief.”
SIMON SERFATY, eminent scholar of international studies, the following presentations in Washington, D.C.: “Recasting the Atlantic Partnership” to the Young Professional Foreign Policy group; “Thinking About NATO: The Short-term, the Mid-term and the New Term” to the Atlantic Treaty Association; “Architects of Delusion: After Bush and Beyond Iraq” to the Consortium of American Colleges at American University; and “Toward a Euro-Atlantic Security Strategy” to the Transatlantic Policy Network.
M’HAMMED ABDOUS, director, and WU HE, instructional technology specialist, Center for Learning Technologies, “Streamlining Online Course Development Process by Using Project Management Tools” in the Quarterly Review of Distance Education.
FREDERICK LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, a book review, “Dagmar Herzog, Sex after Fascism. Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany” (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005) in vol. 99, no. 4 of Monatshefte.
MEGHAN MCGLINN MANFRA, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, and C.M. Bolick, “Reinventing Master’s Degree Study for Experienced Social Studies Teachers” in vol. 3, no. 2 of Social Studies Research & Practice.
SUEANNE MCKINNEY, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, a book review, “Star Teachers: The Ideology and Best Practice of Effective Teachers of Diverse Children and Youth in Poverty,” in vol. 78, no. 1 of Journal of Negro Education. Also, “Assisting Preservice and Inservice Teachers in Realizing Their ‘Star’ Potential at Teaching Mathematics in Urban High-poverty Elementary Schools” in EdNews. Also, with R.Q. Berry and JOAN JACKSON, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Preparing Mathematics Teachers for Elementary High-poverty Schools: Perceptions and Suggestions from Preservice Teachers” in vol. 3 of Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research.
WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, and Leslie Kaplan, book chapters, “Public Education: Cost or Investment” in Cunningham and Cordiero’s “Educational Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach” textbook, third edition (Boston: Allyn and Bacon), and “School Finance and Productivity” in Lunenburg and Ornstein’s “Educational Administration” textbook, fifth edition (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth). Also, book reviews of “Total Instructional Alignment: From Standards to Student Success” by Lisa Carter (Solution Tree Press) in vol. 6, no. 2 of Journal for Effective Schools and “From At-Risk to Academic Excellence: What Successful Leaders Do” by Franklin P. Schargel, Tony Thacker and John Bell (Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2007) in vol. 6, no. 1 of Journal for Effective Schools. Also, with Kaplan as lead author, a book review of “Class Counts” by Allan Ornstein in the spring 2008 issue of Teachers College Record and “Making Our Schools Effective” in vol. 6, no. 2 of Journal for Effective Schools.
MARK SCERBO, professor of psychology, “High Fidelity, High Performance?” in vol. 2, no. 4 of Simulation in Healthcare. Co-author is Steven Dawson, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also, with lead author, Dimitrios Stefanidis of the Carolinas Medical Center, “Do Novices Display Automaticity During Simulator Training?” in vol. 195, no. 2 of The American Journal of Surgery. Co-authors are Cathy Sechrist, Ana Mostafavi and B. Todd Heniford of the Carolinas Medical Center. Also, “Monitoring Simulated Maternal-Fetal Heart Rate Signals” in vol. 16 of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality. Co-authors are BRITTANY ANDERSON, doctoral student of psychology; LEE BELFORE II, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Alfred Abuhamad of Eastern Virginia Medical School.
PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, translation of a work by Yasmina Khadra, “The Last Night of a Penitent,” for the January 2008 edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
GLEN SUSSMAN, professor of political science, and Byron Daynes, “Comparing the Environmental Policies of Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush” in vol. 7, no. 2 of White House Studies.
CHARLES WILSON JR., interim vice provost for undergraduate studies and dean of University College, “Black Gay Men Seeking Black Gay Men: Cultural and Historical Implications,” a chapter in “Racialized Politics of Desire in Personal Ads,” Neal A. Lester and Maureen Daly Goggin, editors (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).