ProFacts

Friedrichs St. John Sharpe Klinck


ProFacts welcomes post-announcements from faculty and staff regarding professional achievements. Items may be submitted for: Appointments/Elections, Awards, Books, Certifications, Commissions, Compositions/
Arrangements, Degrees, Exhibitions, Performances, Papers/Presentations and Publications. Send your submissions to: sdaniel@odu.edu.


Appointments/Elections
PATRICIA HENTOSH, professor of medical laboratory and radiation sciences, elected secretary of the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum, a nonprofit group of physicians, hospital administrators and university representatives whose mission is to educate the public on prostate cancer, focusing on prevention, awareness and the latest treatment options.


Awards
ROBERT ARNETT, associate professor of communication and theatre arts, a PAGE International Screen-writing Award for his historical screenplay, “Datsun Saves.” More than 3,800 entries were submitted, placing Arnett's script in the top 1 percent. He received the silver prize (2nd) in the historical category for scripts based on true historical characters and events, biopics and docu-dramas. “Datsun Saves” is a fictional telling of a real situation regarding two men, one Japanese and the other American, who brought the first Japanese cars to America in 1960.

DANIEL DAUER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, Phi Kappa Tau fraternity’s annual Borradaile Alumnus Award for outstanding achievement in his field of endeavor.

WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, and Leslie Kaplan, the Charles Edgar Clear Research Award for “significant and sustained research and scholarship benefitting the Commonwealth of Virginia” from the Virginia Educational Research Association.

JACQUELINE SHARPE, assistant professor of community and environmental health, an Alumni Achievers Award from the Winston-Salem State University College of Health Sciences.

STAFF SGT. STEPHEN KOPTCHAK, on duty with the Army ROTC staff and a member of the Virginia National Guard, the R&R Recruiter of the Year award from the Virginia Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command.

ULYSSES VAN SPIVA, dean emeritus of the Darden College of Education, the 2008 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award from the National School Boards Association’s Council of Urban Boards of Education.


Books
GARY EDGERTON, professor and chair of communication and theatre arts, and Brian G. Rose, Fordham University, “Thinking Outside the Box: A Contemporary Television Genre Reader” (University Press of Kentucky, New Paperback Edition, 2008).

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, a translation of “Adamah,” a book of poetry by Celine Zins (Gival Press).


Papers/Presentations
ERIK CHAPMAN, (Ph.D. ’08), ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, a poster presentation, “A Modeling Study of Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) Chick Growth and Foraging Energetics,” at the SCAR Open Science Meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. Co-authors are W.R. Fraser, EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of OEAS, and C.A. Ribic.

LAURA CZERNIAK, director of information technology, and JEWEL MASSENBURG, Cyber Career Center coordinator, Career Management Center, a webinar, “Career Assistance from a Distance,” for college academic and career counselors from Napa Valley Community College, Calif.

MICHAEL DINNIMAN, research scientist, and JOHN KLINCK, professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “A High Resolution Coupled Sea-ice/Ocean Model for the Antarctic Peninsula Region: Warm Ocean Water Intrusions onto the Shelf” at the SCAR Open Science Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.

MARJY FRIEDRICHS, research assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Bringing Models and Data Together Through Data Assimilation” at the NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop in Adelphi, Md.; “Using Data Assimilation to Implement a Model Intercomparison Effort for Chesapeake Bay” at the Workshop on Comparing Models of Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed in Annapolis, Md.; and “Assessing the Skill of Regional Marine Ecosystem Models Characterized by Varying Levels of Complexity” at Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modeling, in Plymouth, England. Also, with 33 co-authors, “Assessing the Uncertainties of Model Estimates of Primary Productivity in the Tropical Pacific Ocean in Journal of Marine Systems, doi:10.1016/j.marsys.2008. 05.010, 2008. Also in this journal: “Skill Assessment in Ocean Biological Data Assimilation” (with W. Gregg as lead author and four other co-authors), doi:10.1016/j.marsys.2008.05.010, 2008; and “Summary Diagrams for Coupled Hydrodynamic-ecosystem Model Skill Assessment” (with J. Jolliff as lead author and five other co-authors), doi:10.1016/j.marsys.2008.05.014, 2008.

THOMAS GATSKI, research professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “ Some Perspective on Twenty-five Years of Simulations and Modeling of Compressible Flows” at the International Workshop on Compressible Turbulent Flow Research for the Next Generation of Air Vehicles in Marseilles, France. Also, “Current Trends in Modeling and Simulation of Turbulent Flows” at the 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Results from the Southern Ocean Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Program” and “The Southern Ocean Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Program,” a poster presentation, at the SCAR Open Science Meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. Also, “An Overview of Data and Models for Southern Ocean Studies” at the CCAMLR-IWC Workshop in Hobart, Tasmania. Also, with 15 co-authors, including MARJY FRIEDRICHS, research assistant professor of OEAS, “Eastern U.S. Continental Shelf Carbon Budget: Integrating Models, Data Assimilation and Analysis” at Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modeling in Plymouth, England, and at the NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop in Adelphi, Md.

JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “A Surprising New Stygobiotic Species of the Amphipod Genus Gammarus (Crustacea, Gammaridae) from Groundwater Habitats in Central Pennsylvania, USA” at the 19th International Symposium of Subterranean Biology in Fremantle, Western Australia. Co-authors are Daniel Fong of American University; JUSTIN SHAFER, graduate student of biological sciences, and David Culver of American University. Also at the symposium, “Biogeographic Significance of the Recent Discovery of a New Species of Stygobromus (Amphipoda, Crangonyctidae) from Groundwaters in Eastern Siberia Near Lake Baikal.” Co-authors are Dmitry Sidorov and Vadim Takhteev of the Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Vladivostok, Russia.

ANGELICA HUIZAR, assistant professor of Spanish, “Transfiguraciones poéticas de la página al ciberespacio: Las galaxias de Arturo Carrera y Stephanie Strickland” at The Poetry of the Americas: International Symposium at Texas A&M University; “Interpretaciones del nuevo milenio: Panorama de la poesía digital mexicana” at the XII Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea at the University of Texas at El Paso; “Orbito, universo y poética. Poetizaciones cósmicas en la página y en el ciberespacio” at the VII Congreso Internacional de Poesía y Poética, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico; and “Keeping It Real: Latino/a Rhyme and Rhythm,” the keynote speech for the Hispanic Americans: Our Rich Culture Contributing to America’s Future, programmed by the Virginia Military Intelligence, in Virginia Beach.

JOHN KLINCK, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, Y.S. Husrevoglu, and MICHAEL DINNIMAN, research scientist, OEAS, “A Model Study of the Influence of Sea-ice and the Ross Ice Shelf on Water Properties” at the SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.

FREDERICK LUBICH, professor of German, “Klezmer Revival in Germany” at the Jewish Community Center in Virginia Beach. Also, “Cabaret Culture: Paris, Berlin, New York” at Harbourway, Atlantic Shores, in Virginia Beach.

GARRETT MCAULIFFE, University Professor of counseling, “Constructive-Developmental Counselor Education in Action: Instigating Cultural De-Centering in Students” at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in Portland, Maine, with counseling doctoral students REBEKAH BYRD and NIAL QUINLAN. Also, “Counseling Under the Tuscan Sun: Another Renaissance in Italy.”

STEVE MYRAN, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Teachers’ Summative and Formative Orientations Toward Classroom Assessment, at the 2008 Virginia Educational Research Association annual meeting. Co-authors are JACK ROBINSON, associate professor of early childhood education, and William Reed, Norfolk City Public Schools. Also at the meeting, “Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Formative Assessment Literacy in Middle School Mathematics.” Co-author is JEFFREY STECKROTH, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction.

AHMED NOOR, William E. Lobeck Professor of Aerospace Engineering and director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Environments (CAEE), a keynote address, “Pathway to Future Computer-aided Engineering Technologies and Their Role in Ambient Intelligent Environments,” at the NAFEMS (the international arbiter of standards in computer-aided engineering) 2008 North American Regional Summit in Hampton.

ANDREA PINONES, graduate student; EILEEN HOFMANN, professor; MICHAEL DINNIMAN, research scientist; and JOHN KLINCK, professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Simulations of the Lagrangian Particles on the Western Antarctic Peninsula: The Effect of Circulation Dynamics” and “Circula-tion on the Western Antarctic Peninsula and Implications for Biological Production” at the SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.

OLGA POLYAKOV, research scientist, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, with six co-authors, including JOHN KLINCK and EILEEN HOFMANN, professors, OEAS, “Virtual Population Analysis of Great South Bay Hard Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) Populations,” a poster presentation, at the Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research Symposium in Plymouth, England.

BURTON ST. JOHN III, assistant professor of communication, “Claiming Journalistic Truth: Press Guardedness Toward Edward L Bernays’ Conception of the Minority Voice and the ‘Corroding Acid’ of Propaganda”; “Video News Release Policies and Usage at Television Stations: Deontological Implications for the Newsroom”; “Journalism’s Counterinsurgency Against ‘Free Space’: the ANPA Anti-Publicity Bulletins of 1921-1926”; and “The Virginian-Pilot’s Co-Pilot Project: Public Journalism 2.0?” all at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications National Conference in Chicago.

TIAN TIAN, graduate student; MARJY FRIEDRICHS, research assistant professor; and EILEEN HOFMANN, professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Model-based Analyses of Nutrient and Carbon Cycling on the U.S. Eastern Continental Shelf” at the NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop in Adelphi, Md.

ALFRED TOWNSEND, F. Ludwig Diehn Endowed Chair of Instrumental Music Education, “Connecting Parents with Learning” at the biennial World Conference of the International Society for Music Education at the University of Bologna, Italy.

ROBERT WOJTOWICZ, professor of art history, “Lewis Mumford’s ‘The Culture of Cities’: Seventy Years Later,” keynote lecture at Regional Design for Sustainable Cities: Lewis Mumford’s City and Regional Plan-ning Ideas Revisited, Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoko, Japan.

BEN ZHANG, (Ph.D. ’08), and JOHN KLINCK, professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “The Effect of Antarctic Circumpolar Current Transport on the Frontal Variability in Drake Passage” in vol. 45 of Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans.


Patents
GILBERT HOY, eminent scholar emeritus of physics, “Gamma-Ray Laser; Induced Gamma Emission System and Method.”


Publications
TAMI AL-HAZZA, assistant professor, CHARLENE FLEENER, associate professor, and JANE HAGER, professor, educational curriculum and instruction, “Primary Teachers’ Knowledge and Knowledge Calibration of Early Literacy Practices” in The Reading Matrix.

BETTY FACER, senior lecturer of foreign languages; M’HAMMED ABDOUS, director of the Center for Learning Technologies; and MARGARET CAMARENA, director of the Social Science Research Center, a book chapter, “The Impact of Academic Podcasting on Students’ Learning Outcomes” in the “Handbook of Research on E-Learning Methodologies for Language Acquisition,” edited by Rita Marriott and Patricia Torres (IGI Global Publishing, 2009).

FRAN HASSENCAHL, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts, a book chapter, “Cartoon Metaphors of Arafat: Conflicting Constructions of Social Reality” in “Communication in Peace/Conflict in Communication,” edited by Tugrul Ilter, et al (Eastern Mediterranean University Press, 2008).

GILBERT HOY, eminent scholar emeritus of physics, and Jos Odeurs, “A Quantum Mechanical Discussion of Rabi Oscillations” in vol. 86 of Canadian Journal of Physics.

ANGELICA HUIZAR, assistant professor of Spanish, “Lost and Found in Webspora: Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s ‘Teckno Poética’ Web Verse” in “Ciberletras” 17 (http://www.lehman.edu/ciberletras). Also, “Alberto Vaccareza entre el tango y el sainete: Ideologia en el conventillo” in “Hispamérica” 107 (August 2007).

FREDERICK LUBICH, professor of German, “Journey to the Kingdom of the Pharaohs: Pyramids, Tombs, and Goddesses” in Johann-Friedrich Huffmann’s (editor) “Reise, Reise. Berlin” (Frieling, 2008); prose and poetry in English and German.

GARRETT MCAULIFFE, University Professor of counseling, a DVD series and resource guides, “Culturally Alert Counseling: Working with African American, Asian, Latino/Latina, Conservative Religious, and Gay/Lesbian Clients” (Sage Publications).

DUC NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, a textbook-cover review of “Applied Calculus of Variations for Engineers” by Louis Komzsik (CRC Press, 2008).

RENEE OLANDER, director of the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, a poem, “For Gram: The Morning After the Dream,” in vol. 10 of South Loop Review, Columbia College Chicago.

KARIN ORVIS, assistant professor of psychology, N.M. Dudley and J.M. Cortina, “Conscientiousness and Reactions to Psychological Contract Breach: A Longitudinal Field Study” in vol. 93, no. 5 of Journal of Applied Psychology.

WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, and Leslie Kaplan, a book review of “Class Counts” by Allan Ornstein and “An Introduction to the Research Behind Effective Schools,” both in the spring 2008 edition of Journal for Effective Schools. Also, with Kaplan as lead author, a book review of “Class Counts” in Teachers College Record and a monograph, “The Effective Schools Movement: History, Analysis, and Application” in “Journal for Effective Schools Monograph Series” (Pocatello, Idaho).

ANUSORN SINGHAPAKDI, professor of marketing, “Personal Characteristics Underlying Ethical Decisions in Marketing Situations: A Survey of Small Business Managers” in vol. 46, issue 4 of Journal of Small Business Management. Co-authors are JANET MARTA, (Ph.D. ’99), and Kenneth Kraft.

ALFRED TOWNSEND, F. Ludwig Diehn Endowed Chair of Instrumental Music Education, “Bands of Excellence Tune in to PBS: Posture, Breathing, Sound” in the May 2008 edition of National Band Association Journal. Also, “Driving Music Education: Who’s at the Wheel?” in the August 2008 edition of MENC: The National Association for Music Education: Teaching Music Journal.