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Profacts Received Through November 30

Profacts Received Through November 30

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.

The following announcements were received through Nov. 30, 2009.


Nancy Bagranoff, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, elected Chair-Elect of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. She will take office at the annual meeting of the membership on December 15.

Nancy Bagranoff, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, elected to the Sentara Healthcare's Board of Trustees.


PATTY EDWARDS, lecturer of art, the Bettie Minette Cooper Arts Educator Award at the annual Alli Awards, sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads. She was honored for her work in getting her art education students involved with community organizations on public art projects.


LARRY ATKINSON, Slover Professor of Oceanography, quoted in Nov. 11 and 12 Daily Press stories, "Winds of change off Virginia Coast," http://www.dailypress.com/business/dp-biz_wind_1112nov12,0,1621115.story, and "Nor'easter may move slower than a hurricane, but …" http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-local_stormscience_1113nov13,0,5083255.story


CARL BOYD, eminent scholar emeritus of history, quoted in a Nov. 13 New York Times story, "2 Sunken Japanese Subs Are Found Off Hawaii." http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/13/science/13wreck.html?_r=1

GEORGE MCLEOD, GIS computer systems engineer, quoted in a Nov. 21 Virginian-Pilot story, "GIS meeting spreads info about new technology." http://hamptonroads.com/2009/11/gis-meeting-spreads-info-about-new-technology

SARA RUSSELL, instructor of maritime and supply chain management, quoted in a Nov. 8 Baltimore Sun story, "Idea for how ships can trim turnaround times." http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bal-bz.ship14nov14,0,1803973.story



JOHN ADAM, University Professor of Mathematics, "Noticing Nature's Wonderful Patterns" to the Norfolk chapter of the American Association of University Women.

NANCY BAGRANOFF, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, the keynote address at the Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues in Las Vegas.

DENNIS DARBY, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, the following papers in Global and Planetary Change Special Issue (2009): "The 2005 HOTRAX Expedition to the Arctic Ocean" (with co-authors L. Polyak and M. Jakobsson); "The Role of Currents and Sea Ice in Both Slowly Deposited Central Arctic and Rapidly Deposited Chukchi-Alaskan Margin Sediments" (with co-authors J. Ortiz, Polyak, S. Lund, Jakobsson and R.A. Woodgate); "Provenance of Holocene Clay Minerals on the Chukchi Shelf, Alaska, Based on Combined Diffuse Spectral Reflectance and Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction" (with Ortiz as lead author and co-authors Polyak and J.M. Grebmeier); "Impact of Diagenesis on the Environmental Magnetic Record from a Holocene Sedimentary Sequence from the Chukchi-Alaskan Margin, Arctic Ocean" (with S. Brachfeld as lead author and co-authors F. Barletta, G. St.-Onge and Ortiz); "Paleomagnetic Constraints on the Holocene Stratigraphy of the Arctic Alaskan Margin" (with A. Lisé-Pronovost as lead author and co-authors St.-Onge, Brachfeld and Barletta); and "Late Quaternary Stratigraphy and Sedimentation Patterns in the Western Arctic Ocean" (with Polyak as lead author and nine other co-authors, including JENS BISCHOF, lecturer of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences).

ROBERT HOLDEN, professor of Latin American history, "Beyond War: Variations in State Formation as Seen from Central America and Elsewhere in Latin America" to an international workshop, "State Formation in a Post-Tilly Era," sponsored by the Center for Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

JOHN HOLSINGER, eminent emeritus professor of biological sciences, "Three New Species of the Subterranean Amphipod Crustacean Genus Stygobromus (Crangonyctidae) from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia" in S.M. Roble and J.C. Mitchell (eds.) "A Lifetime of Contributions to Myriapodology and the Natural History of Virginia: A Festschrift in Honor of Richard L. Hoffman's 80th Birthday" (2009), Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 16, Martinsville, Va.

DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, and HEATHER LAUZUN, doctoral student in industrial/organizational psychology, "The Influence of LMX on Stress and Work-Family Outcomes: Implications and Recommendations for Leader Development" at the American Psychological Association's Eighth International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, professor of special education, and ANNE MICHALEK, doctoral student in special education, "Major Stressors and Life Goals of Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities" at the Virginia State Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Virginia Beach.

JEFFREY RICHARDS, chair of English, "The 'American' 'School for Scandal': Transatlanticism, Parody, and Virtual Performance" at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference in Richmond, Va. Also, "A Testing Space: The Postwar Philadelphia Stage" at the Symposium on Franklin's Philadelphia, 1776-1801, State College, Pa.


DENNIS DARBY, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, L. Polyak and M. Jakobsson, editors, Healy-Oden Trans-Arctic Expedition (HOTRAX) initial results in Global and Planetary Change Special Issue (2009).

ROBERT HOLDEN, professor of Latin American history, "The Public University's Unbearable Defiance of Being" in vol. 41, no. 5 of Educational Philosophy and Theory. It is an expanded version of his talk at the ODU symposium of April 6, 2007, "The Sacred and the Secular: Tolerance and Conflict in Democratic Life." Also, an essay, "La violencia, la ley y la historia en Centroamérica" to El Faro Académico, a peer-reviewed section of the digital periodical Elfaro.net, published in El Salvador.

REGINA KARP, director of international studies, an op-ed, "Where Is NATO Headed?" in the Nov. 1 issue of The Virginian-Pilot.

JEFFREY RICHARDS, chair of English, two book chapters: "Barefoot Folks with Tawny Cheeks: Creolism in the Literary Chesapeake, 1680-1750" in "Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities," edited by Ralph Bauer and Jose Antonio Mazzetti (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009); "Authorship, Network, Textuality: Editing Mercy Warren's Letters" in "Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760-1860," edited by Theresa Strouth Gaul and Sharon M. Harris (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2009). Also, a review essay, "Cultural Formations in Colonial North America and the Early National United States," in vol. 42, no. 3 of Eighteenth-Century Studies.

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Using Simulation Systems for Decision Support," chapter 14 in Abu-Taieh and El Sheikh (eds.): "Handbook of Research on Discrete Event Simulation Environments: Technologies and Applications" (IGI Global, Hershey, Pa., October 2009).

This highlight was posted on: December 3, 2009

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