ProFacts

Olander Talley Taylor Nguyen


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
MARK SCERBO, professor of human factors psychology, appointed associate editor of Simulation in Healthcare, the journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.


Awards
MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL, Mina Hohenberg Darden Chair in Creative Writing, the 2009 Robert L. Kahn Prize for poetry from the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German.

DANICA HAYS, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, the American Counseling Association’s Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, which recognizes a counseling faculty member who fosters advocacy among counseling graduate students.

JAMES KOCH, president emeritus and Board of Visitors Professor of economics, an honorary degree during Illinois State University’s Founders’ Day Convocation. Koch is a former faculty member and chair of the economics department at ISU.

GARRETT MCAULIFFE, University Professor of counseling, Counselors for Social Justice Ohana Award by the American Counseling Association, Division of Counselors for Social Justice. The award honors individuals in counseling who affirm diversity and advocate for social justice in the spirit of nine elements of the indigenous Hawaiian concept of ohana, or extended family.

MARK SCERBO, professor of human factors psychology; ROBERT TURNER, graduate student; and Dwight Meglan, and Robert Waddington of SimQuest, LLC; Best Papers - Technology Division (second place), for “A comparison of Visual and Haptic Feedback on a Simulated Bone Pinning Task” at the 9th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Fla.

ALAN “WOODY” SCHWITZER, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, the American Counseling Association’s Ralph M. Berdie Memorial Research Award for research and scholarship in the field of college student affairs.


Books
GARY EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, a new paperback edition of “The Columbia History of American Television” (Columbia University Press, 2009).

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, a translation of and introduction to French poet Jacques Reda’s book of poetry “Suburban Beauty” (“Beauté Suburbaine”) (Halifax: VVV editions, 2009).

WAYNE TALLEY, eminent scholar and Frederick W. Beazley professor of economics, and executive director of the ODU Maritime Institute, editor of “Maritime Safety, Security and Piracy” (Informa Law). He co-authored three chapters: “U.S. Ship Accident Research,” “Piracy in Shipping” and “U.S. Port Security.”

SONIA YACO, special collections librarian and university archivist, “Hampton Roads: Remembering Our Schools,” a history of public education in the region before the official start of the Jim Crow system (Charleston, SC: The History Press). Lead co-authors are Cassandra Newby-Alexander, associate professor of history at Norfolk State University; Jeffrey Littlejohn, assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University; and Charles Ford, chair of history at NSU.


Papers/Presentations
JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, “Guesstimation: Fermi Problems, Orders of Magnitude and the Goldilocks Principle” at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory A.I. Mahan Colloquium. Also, “Using Mathematical Models of Bird Eggs as a ‘Case Study’ Across the Calculus Syllabus (I, II, III)” at the 2009 joint meeting of the Florida Section of the Mathematical Association of America and the Florida Two-Year College Mathematics Association meeting at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers.

LAUREN BROWNING, graduate student, “Developing Photostable and Biocompatible Single Nanoparticle Probes for In Vivo Imaging of Early Development of Zebrafish Embryos” at the 236th ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. Co-authors are KERRY LEE, graduate student; TAO HUANG, postdoctoral researcher; PRAKASH NALLATHAMBY, graduate student; JILL LOWMAN, undergraduate; and NANCY XU, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

ALICE JONES, director of student and alumni programs, Career Management Center, and HEIDI MCFERRON, assistant director and liaison to the distance sites, CMC, a daylong training session, “Nuts and Bolts for New Career Services Professionals” at the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers 2008 annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Co-presenter was a colleague from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

KERRY LEE, graduate student; “Developing Single Nanoparticle Optics and In Vivo Assays for Real-Time Characterization of Transport and Biocompatibility of Nanomaterials” at the 236th ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. Co-authors are PRAKASH NALLATH-AMBY and LAUREN BROWNING, graduate students; and NANCY XU, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

GARRETT MCAULIFFE, University Professor of counseling, “Constructive-Developmental Counselor Education in Action: Instigating Cultural De-Centering in Students” to the Winter Roundtable on Multicultural Counseling in New York City. Co-authors are doctoral students REBEKAH BYRD and NIAL QUINLAN.

PRAKASH NALLATHAMBY, graduate student, “Using Single Nanoparticle Optics for the Real-Time Imaging of In Vivo Transport Kinetics” and “Design of Stable Single Nanoparticle Photonics for In Vivo Imaging” at Pittcon 2009 in Chicago. Co-authors are KERRY LEE, graduate student, and NANCY XU, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Also at the conference, “Development of Single Nanoparticle Biosensors for Imaging of Single Protein Molecules on Single Living Cells.” Co-authors are TAO HUANG, postdoctoral researcher, and XU.

WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, “The Effects of Troops to Teachers on Student Achievement: A Meta-analytic Approach” at the American Educational Finance Association Conference in Nashville. Co-authors are L. Kaplan and JOHN NUNNERY, associate professor of educational leadership.

MARK SCERBO, professor of human factors psychology, “A Virtual Operating Room for Surgical Teams” at the 9th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Fla. Co-authors are: HECTOR GARCIA, senior project scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; LEE BELFORE II, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Leonard Weireter Jr., Gregory Rushing and G.D. of the Department of Surgery, EVMS; MICHAEL JACKSON, lecturer of nursing; and EMRE BAYDOGAN, AMBER NALU and ELIZABETH NEWLIN, graduate students.

GAIL TAYLOR, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction, a panel presentation featuring recent publications, including “Teaching Multicultural Literature to Help Children Understand Ethnic Diversity: Essays and Experiences” (Edwin Mellen, 2008), titled “The Persistence of Multicultural Texts in the Age of Educational Accountability: Sharing Stories of Remembrance, Resistance and Renewal,” at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education annual meeting in Chicago. The six co-panelists included DANIEL DICKERSON, assistant professor of ECI, and LISA MOORE (Ph.D. ’05). Taylor, vice president of the Multicultural Education Special Interest Group, also led business meeting after the panel. Also, “And Still We Rise: Multicultural Literature and Educational Accountability” at the annual conference of the National Association of Multicultural Education in New Orleans. Co-author are Margaret Bristow, MOORE and Paul Smith Allen. Also at the NAME conference, with Kamala Williams as lead author, “Children, When They Ask You: Reaching Students Cajun and Creole Children’s Literature.”

NANCY XU, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Photostable Single Nanoparticle Biosensors for Molecular Imaging of Single Living Cells” at the National Nano Engineering Conference in Boston. Also, with TAO HUANG, postdoctoral researcher, and PRAKASH NALLATHAMBY, graduate student, “Photo-stable Single Molecule Nanoparticle Optical Biosensors for Sensing and Imaging of Single Protein Molecules and Their Binding Kinetics” at the 237th ACS National Meeting in Salt Lake City. Xu also served as a reviewer for an NIH Special Emphasis Review Panel on Nanotechnology.


Publications
JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, “A Two-Population Insurgency in Colombia: Quasi-predator-Prey Models – A trend Towards Simplicity” in vol. 49 of Mathematical and Computer Modelling. Co-authors are JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, director of research, and CATHERINE BANKS, social science cluster leader, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center.

MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL, Mina Hohenberg Darden Chair in Creative Writing, a poem, “And Even the Ampleness of the Flesh,” in the Feb. 4 edition of The New Republic. Another poem, “What I Believe,” was the selected reading on Garrison Keillor’s daily public radio segment, “The Writer’s Almanac,” on Feb. 28.

TAMI CRAFT AL-HAZZA, assistant professor, and KATHERINE BUCHER, professor emerita, educational curriculum and instruction, “Building Arab Americans’ Cultural Identity and Acceptance with Children’s Literature” in the November 2008 edition of The Reading Teacher.

TAO HUANG, postdoctoral researcher, PRAKASH NALLATHAMBY, graduate student, and NANCY XU, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Photostable Single-Molecule Nanoparticle Optical Biosensors for Real-Time Sensing of Single Cytokine Molecules and Their Binding Reactions” in vol. 130 of Journal of the American Chemical Society.

FREDERICK LUBICH, professor of German, “Tantric Cosmogony and New Age Spirituality: Vanamali’s ‘Shakti, Realm of the Divine Mother’ and Its Relevance for a Global, Post-Patriarchal Civilization” in www.listenmedia.org, February 2009. Also, a book review of Andres Nader’s “Traumatic Verses: On Poetry in German from the Concentration Camps” (Camden House, 2007) in vol. 100, no. 4 of Monatshefte. Also, a review of Ulrich Kittstein’s (ed.) “Die Poesie der Liebe. Aufsaetze zur deutschen Liebeslyrik” (“The Poetry of Love. Essays on German Love Poetry”) in vol. 32, no. 1 of German Studies Review.

LISA MOORE (Ph.D. ’05), GAIL TAYLOR, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction, and Wendy Frazier, “Career Choices and Decision-Making of Urban African American Female Participants of an Afterschool Science, Technically Related, Engineering and Math (STEM) Enrichment Program” in vol. 1, no. 3 of The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice.

PRAKASH NALLATHAMBY and KERRY LEE, graduate students, and NANCY XU, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Design of Stable and Uniform Single Nanoparticle Photonics for In Vivo Dynamics Imaging of Nanoenvironments of Zebrafish Embryonic Fluids” in vol. 2 of ACS Nano.

DUC NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Optimization of Stability-Constrained Geometrically Nonlinear Shallow Trusses Using an Arc Length Sparse Method with a Strain Energy Density Approach” in vol. 44 of Finite Element in Analysis and Design. Co-author is GLENN HRINDA, doctoral candidate and research scientist at NASA Langley Research Center. Also, “Simulation, Visualization and Self-Assessment Enhanced Engineering Education: The Stiffness Matrix Method Module for Structural Analysis Course” in vol. 18, no. 3 of Computers in Education Journal. Co-authors are AHMED ALI-MOHAMMED, a former graduate student, and SUBHASH KADIAM, doctoral student.

RENEE OLANDER, director of the Virginia Beach Center, “A Conversation with Baron Wormser” in vol. 41, no. 5 of The Writer’s Chronicle.

WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, and L. Kaplan, lead author, “Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right,” a review of the book by the same title, in vol. 111, ID no. 15482 of Teachers College Record.

SARA RUSSELL (M.B.A. ’04), instructor of maritime and supply chain management, a chapter, “Port Safety and Workers,” in “Maritime Safety, Security and Piracy” (Informa Law), edited by WAYNE TALLEY, eminent scholar of economics and executive director of the ODU Maritime Institute.

ELIZABETH SCHMIDT-PANOS, graduate student, and MARK SCERBO, professor of human factors psychology, a book chapter, “Simulation Advances in Medical Training: Laproscopic Skill Acquisition,” in “Human Factors in Simulation and Training” (Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2009), edited by D.A. Vincenzi, et al.

BURTON ST. JOHN III, assistant professor of communication, “Claiming Journalistic Truth: U.S. Press Guardedness Toward Edward L. Bernays’ Conception of the Minority Voice and the ‘Corroding Acid’ of Propaganda” in Journalism Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14616700802580565, 2009. Also, with E. Lordan, lead author, “Video News Release Policies and Usage at U.S. Television News Stations” in vol. 3, no. 1 of Journalism Practice.