ProFacts

Beskok Hinton Schulman Chen


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, Papers/Presentations, Patents, Performances and Publications. Send your submissions to: sdaniel@odu.edu.


Appointments/Elections
RICHARDEAN BENJAMIN, chair of nursing, inducted as a Fellow in the National League for Nursing Academy of Nurse Educators.

DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, appointed to the editorial board of Journal of Business and Psychology.


Awards
DAWN ROTHE, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, the Critical Criminologist of the Year award from the American Society of Criminal Justice.


Books
KAAVONIA HINTON, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “Sharon Draper: Embracing Literacy” (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2009).

SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, professor of special education, “Early Childhood Special Education – 0 to 8 years: Strategies for Positive Outcomes” (Merrill/Pearson).

GAIL TAYLOR, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction; KAAVONIA HINTON, assistant professor of ECI; and LISA MOORE (Ph.D. ’05); “Teaching Multicultural Literature to Help Children Understand Ethnic Diversity: Essays and Experiences” (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 2008).

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, and Lakhmi Jain, editors, “Complex Systems in Knowledge Based Environments: Theory, Models and Applications” for the series “Studies in Computational Intelligence,” vol. 168 (Springer, 2009).


Papers/Presentations
JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, “Mathematical Patterns in Nature” at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges in Washington, D.C.

ROBERT ASH, professor of aerospace engineering, “Phoenix Lander Implications on in situ Resource Utilization for Robotic Exploration of Mars” at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, the International Lunar Exploration Working Group and the Space Resources Roundtable, Cape Canaveral, Fla. Also, “Mars Exploration: Post Phoenix Lander” to the Rotary Club of Norfolk.

LARRY ATKINSON, Slover Professor of oceanography, “Biogeochemical Fluxes in the South Atlantic in the Global Context” at the 2008 State of Knowledge of the Southwest Atlantic Ocean Margin in Montivideo, Uruguay. Also, “Physical Oceanography of the Virginian Sea” at the 2008 Environmental Research Needs in Support of Potential Virginia Offshore Oil and Gas Activities Workshop in Williamsburg. Also, with Jose Blanco and Teresa Garner, “Surface Current Mapping in the Lower Chesapeake” at MTS Oceans 2008 in Quebec City, Quebec.

RICHARDEAN BENJAMIN, chair of nursing, and Bertha Davis of Hampton University, “Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Improving the Health of Communities and Minority Children” at the National Black Nurses Institute and Conference in Las Vegas. Also, “Use of Simulation to Teach Nurses to Care for the Needs of Diverse Populations” at the 19th International Sigma Theta Tau Research Congress in Singapore. Co-authors are CAROLYN RUTLEDGE and KAY PALMER, associate professors; PHYLLIS BARHAM, senior lecturer; PHYLLIS EATON, lecturer; and LYNN WILES, senior lecturer.

GONZALO CARRASCO and PETER L. MORTON, graduate students in ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Concentrations, Complexation and Chemical Speciation of Zinc and Cadmium in the Western North Pacific Ocean: Exploring Sources and Transport of Trace Metals and Their Complexing Ligands” at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

GARY EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, “Televising Apollo 11: The Moon Landing as Instant History” at the 2008 Film & History Conference in Chicago. Also, “Ken Burns’s Living Room War: ‘The Civil War’ (1990) as Popular History” at the 2009 American Historical Association’s annual conference in New York City.

MARJY FRIEDRICHS, research assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, with Y. Luo, lead author, and H. Ducklow, “Decadal Primary Production Variability at Station ALOHA: Revealed by Data Assimilation” at the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Workshop. Also, with M.R. Patterson, lead author, and M. Brush, “Observing and Modeling Global Warming Impacts in Virginia” at the VIMS Coastal Climate Change Initiative Symposium, VIMS. Also, the following presentations with V. Saba, lead author, and M.-E. Carr: “Estimating Oceanic Primary Productivity at Various Ecosystems: An Evaluation of Ocean Color and General Circulation Models” at the NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop in Adelphi, Md; “Assessing the Skill of Oceanic Primary Productivity Model Estimates Within Various Ecosystems Worldwide” at Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modeling in Plymouth, U.K.; and “An Increase in Primary Productivity at BATS and HOT: Do Ocean Color Models Agree?” at the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Workshop.

JOYCE HOFFMANN, associate professor of English, a talk on her book “On Their Own: Women Journalists and the American Experience in Vietnam” at the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. Also, a talk at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Education Center for the program “1968: The Turning Point in the Vietnam Era: Looking Back 40 Years Later.”

EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, with R.D. Cavanagh, lead author, and N.M. Johnston and E.J. Murphy, “Southern Ocean Food Web Modeling – A Multidisciplinary Approach” at the Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research Symposium in Plymouth, England. Also, with R. Najjar, lead author, MARJY FRIEDRICHS, research assistant professor of OEAS, and 13 other co-authors, “Eastern U.S. Continental Shelf Carbon Budget: Integrating Models, Data Assimilation and Analysis” at the OCB Scoping Workshop on Terrestrial and Coastal Carbon Fluxes in St. Petersburg, Fla.

JOHN KLINCK, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, with lead author E.N. Powell, D. Hedgecock and EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of OEAS, “Insights into Oyster Population Genetics from an Individual-based Model” at the Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research Symposium in Plymouth, England.

FREDERICK LUBICH, professor of German, “Describing Pictures in German Language Courses: Cultural History as Contemporary Experience” (in German) to the Foreign Language Association of Virginia in Richmond. Also, “Ecce Homo – Ecce Humanitas: Poetry from the Concentration Camps” at the Conference on “Poetics of Conflict and Reconciliation” at Bridgewater College. Also, “Cabaret Cultures: Paris – Berlin – New York” at Sweet Briar College, McDaniel College (Westminster, Md.) and Harbourways, Atlantic Shores, Virginia Beach. Also, “From Eternal Jew to Eternal Nazi? Germans in America,” a workshop for German American Day at McDaniel College. Also, “Popular Music from Contemporary Germany” at Hofstra University. Also, “Klezmer Revival in Germany” at Beth Sholom Village, Virginia Beach.

PETER MORTON, graduate student of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences; JOHN DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry; and Michael Bizimis and William Landing of Florida State; “Trace Metal Transport in the Western North Pacific: Relative Contributions from Alternative Sources” at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, “Representations of the Aviator in Film from 1910-Wings” at a conference in Le Mans, France, called “The Conquest of the Air: Images of the Aviator 1908-1918” in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Wright brothers’ flights in Le Mans.


Publications
JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, “Geometrical Optics and Rainbows: Generalization of a Result by Huygens” in vol. 47, no. 34 of Applied Optics.

CRAIG BAYSE, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Effects of Nucleobase Metallation on Frontier Molecular Orbitals: Potential Implications for P-Stacking Interactions with Tryptophan” in vol. 47 of Inorganic Chemistry. Co-authors are A. Anellotti and N.P. Farrell of Virginia Commonwealth University. Also, “Photoluminescence of 1-D Copper(I) Cyanide Chains: A Theoretical Description” in vol. 48 of Inorganic Chemistry. Co-authors are T.P. Brewster and R.D. Pike of William and Mary.

ALI BESKOK, Batten Professor of computational engineering, with lead author P. Bahukudumbi, “Quantification of Energy Dissipation for Laterally Oscillating Microstructures” in vol. 20, no. 3 of Physics of Fluids (also featured in the April 7, 2008, issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology). Also, with lead author S. Park, “Alternating Current Electrokinetic Motion of Colloidal Particles on Interdigitated Microelectrodes” in vol. 80, no. 8 of Analytical Chemistry. Also, with lead author B. Kim and T. Cagin, “Thermal Interactions in Nanoscale Fluid Flow – Molecular Dynamics Simulations with Solid-Liquid Interfaces” in vol. 5, no. 4 of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. Also, with lead author B Celik, U. Akdag and S. Gunes, “Flow Past an Oscillating Circular Cylinder in a Channel with an Upstream Splitter Plate” in vol. 20, no. 10 of Physics of Fluids. Also, with lead author B. Kim and T. Cagin, “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Thermal Resistance at the Liquid-Solid Interface” in vol. 129, 174701 of Journal of Chemical Physics (also featured in the Nov. 17, 2008, issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology). Also, with lead author K Soni, A. Balasubramanian and S.D. Pillai, “Zeta Potential of Selected Bacteria in Drinking Water When Dead, Starved or Exposed to Minimal and Rich Culture Media” in vol. 56, no. 1 of Current Microbiology.

JIE CHEN, Louis I. Jaffe Professor of political science, and Bruce Dickson, “Allies of the State: Democratic Support and Regime Support Among China’s Private Entrepreneurs” in vol. 196 of China Quarterly.

MARJY FRIEDRICHS, research assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Skill Assess-ment for Coupled Biological/Physical Models of Marine Systems” in Journal of Marine Systems, doi:10.1016/
j.marsys.2008.03.011, 2008 (with seven co-authors).

THOMAS GATSKI, research professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, with lead author J.F. Qiu and S. Obi, “Evaluation of Extended Weak Equilibrium Conditions for Fully Developed Rotating Channel Flow” in vol. 80 of Flow Turbulent Combustion.

EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and six co-authors, “Otolith Chemistry Indicates Population Structuring by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current” in Canadian Journal for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 65, 135-136, 2008. Also, with J.W. Wiggert, lead author, and G.-A. Paffenhöfer, “A Modeling Study of Developmental Stage and Environmental Variability Effects on Copepod Foraging” in ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsm193, 2008.

JOHN KLINCK, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Upper Ocean Variability in the West Antarctic Peninsula Continental Shelf Waters as Measured Using Instrumented Seals” in vol. 55 of Deep-Sea Research II. Co-authors are D. Costa, lead author; EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of OEAS; MICHAEL DINNIMAN, research scientist, OEAS; and J.M. Burns. Also, with A. Jordi, lead author, and G. Basterretxea, A. Orfila and J. Tintore, “Estimation of Shelf-Slope Exchanges Induced by Frontal Instability Near Submarine Canyons” in Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C05016, doi:10.1029/2007JC004207, 2008. Also, with J.N. Kraeuter, lead author; EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of OEAS; and four other co-authors; “Effects of the Fishery on the Northern Quahog (= Hard Clam, Mercenaria mercenaria L.) Population in Great South Bay, New York: A Modeling Study” in vol. 27 of Journal of Shellfish Research.

CAROLYN RUTLEDGE, associate professor, PHYLLIS BARHAM and LYNN WILES, senior lecturers, RICHARDEAN BENJAMIN, chair, PHYLLIS EATON, lecturer, and KAY PALMER, associate professor, nursing, “Integrative Simulation: A Novel Approach to Educating Culturally Competent Nurses” in vol. 29, no. 1-2 of Advances in Contemporary Nursing.

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, “Using Simulation Systems for Decision Support” in Abu-Taieh and El Sheikh’s (editors) “Handbook of Research on Discrete Event Simulation Environments: Technologies and Applications” (IGI Global, Hershey, Pa.) Also, with Adelinde M. Uhrmacher, “Agents: Agenthood, Agent Architectures, and Agent Taxonomies” (chapter 3) in Yilmaz and Ören’s (editors) “Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering” (Wiley-Berlin, 2009). Also, with Poornima Madhavan, Lakhmi Jain and Jeffrey Tweedale, “Agents and Decision Support Systems” (chapter 17) in “Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering.”