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Profacts Received Through January 31

Profacts Received Through January 31

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 Jan. 31, 2010.


MOUNIR LAROUSSI, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Laser and Plasma Engineering Institute, appointed to the international advisory board of the journal Plasma Processes & Polymers.

JONATHAN LEIB, associate professor of political science and geography, served as program chair for the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers in Knoxville.

SIMON SERFATY, professor of international studies and eminent scholar, served as chair of five Euro-Atlantic groups on "A Global Agenda for US-EU Dialogue in the 21st Century" (energy, climate change, reconstruction and stabilization, WMD proliferation and economic governance), a two-year effort completed in December 2009.


MOHAMMAD KARIM, vice president for research, elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an honor bestowed each year on no more than one-tenth of 1 percent of the organization's voting membership throughout the world.

HUA LIU, assistant professor of political science and geography, the Shining Star Award from the ODU Division of Student Affairs.

GARY MORRISON, professor of instructional design and technology, had his book, "Designing Effective Instruction," citied as one of the most influential books in the field in a recent survey reported in Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (Nov. 11, 2009).


FRANCIS ADAMS, associate professor of political science and geography, "The United Nations in Latin America: Aiding Development" (New York: Routledge, 2010).

ELIZABETH CHILDS-JOHNSON, associate research professor of art, and Gu Fang, "The Jade Age: Early Chinese Jades in American Museums" (Science Press).

AARON KARP, instructor of political science and geography, "Surplus Small Arms in South America: A Survey" (Geneva: Small Arms Survey, 2009).

EDWARD NEUKRUG, professor of counseling and human services, "Counseling Theory and Practice" (Brooks/Cole, 2010).

WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, and Leslie Kaplan, "American Education: Building a Common Foundation" (Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2010).


JESSE RICHMAN, assistant professor of political science and geography, quoted in a Jan. 28 Washington Examiner story, "McDonnell's star rising to national level."


COLIN BRITCHER, professor of aerospace engineering, a letter to the editor about maglev technology in the Jan. 25 Virginian-Pilot, "Ahead of the curve."


GAIL GRISETTI, associate professor of physical therapy, quoted in a Jan. 24 Virginian-Pilot story, "Medical-supply drive nets 'huge' outpouring for Haiti."


ROBERT TULEYA, adjunct professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, featured in a Jan. 22 Virginian-Pilot story, "Study: Warming to cause fewer, but fiercer, Atlantic storms."


JAMES KOCH, Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and president emeritus, quoted in a Jan. 14 Virginian-Pilot story, "Foreclosure filings hit highest point on record."


YVETTE PEARSON, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, interviewed for a Jan. 11 WTKR-TV story, "Privacy acts may allow people to drive who shouldn't."


THOMAS ALBERTS, professor of aerospace engineering, quoted in a Jan. 10 Virginian-Pilot story, "ODU's stalled maglev gears up for next stage."


BOB AKE, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry, featured in a Jan. 10 Virginian-Pilot story, "The first bird of the first day of the big year was a song sparrow."


NANCY BAGRANOFF, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, quoted in a Jan. 7 Virginia Business story, "Distance-learning options offer business school students flexibility."


MICHAEL SEILER, professor and chair of real estate and economic development, quoted in a Jan. 7 Wall Street Journal story, "Tiger Woods and market-moving events."



GARY EDGERTON, chair and professor of communication and theatre arts, a panel discussion of how new technology is changing the way we watch TV and how trends in programming have altered the content of America's entertainment on WHRV-FM's "HearSay with Cathy Lewis."

SIMON SERFATY, professor of international studies and eminent scholar, speeches and lectures on various aspects of intra-European and transatlantic relations, as well as U.S. foreign policy and issues of global governance, at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of International Relations, Washington, D.C.; the 29th Annual World Affairs Institute, Pittsburgh; EU-ISS, Paris; IFRI, Paris; Forum du Futur, Paris; and TPN, Brussels.

GLEN SUSSMAN, professor of political science and geography, a roundtable discussion of Virginia's new governor, Robert McDonnell, on WHRO TV's "What Matters." Also, with Byron Daynes, "Binational Ecopolitics: Comparing Environmental Policymaking in the U.S. and Canada" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Toronto, Canada. Also, a talk, "The Presidential Election of 2008," at the annual meeting of the Virginia Political Science Association at ODU. Also, a Constitution Day panel discussion, "A Supremely Political Court: The Making of a Justice," at ODU. Also, a talk, "The News Media," at the Institute for Learning in Retirement, Virginia Beach Higher Education Center.


GIL HOY, eminent scholar emeritus and professor emeritus of physics, "Towards More Relaxed Conditions for a Gamma-Ray Laser: Methods to Realize Induced Transparency for Nuclear Resonant Gamma Radiation" in vol. 4, no. 1 of Laser & Photonics Reviews. Co-authors are Jos Odeurs (lead author), Yuri Rostovtsev and Rustem Shakhmuratov.

JONATHAN LEIB, associate professor of political science and geography, and Gerald Webster, "Electoral Districts" in R. Kitchin and N. Thrifts, eds., "International Encyclopedia of Human Geography," vol. 3 (Elsevier, 2009).

HUA LIU, assistant professor of political science and geography, and Q. Weng, "An Examination of the Effect of Landscape Pattern, Land Surface Temperature, and Socioeconomic Conditions on WNV Dissemination" in vol. 159 of Chicago. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

TIM SEIBLES, associate professor of creative writing, an essay in the anthology of Kelly Johnson, ed., "A Better Man: True American Heroes Speak to Young Men on Love, Power, Pride and What It Really Means to Be a Man." He also participated in a reading from the book that was recorded for the cable program Book TV, and aired most recently on Jan. 3.

SIMON SERFATY, professor of international studies and eminent scholar, "The Limits of Audacity" in the January 2010 issue of The Washington Quarterly. Also, a chapter, "European Strength in an Unpredictable World," in Patrick Cronin, ed., "America's Security Role in a Changing World (NDU Press, September 2009). Also, with Sven Biscop, "A Shared Euro-Atlantic Security Strategy for a Partnership of Equals" in the October 2009 issue of CSIS Report. Also, "Mobilizing NATO for Afghanistan" in the Dec. 1, 2009, issue of Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Washington, D.C. Also, "Open Letter to President Obama on Europe Missile Defense" in the September 2009 issue of Foreign Policy Initiative.

GLEN SUSSMAN, professor of political science and geography, "Choosing a New Direction: The Presidential Election of 2008" in vol. 9 of White House Studies.

This highlight was posted on: February 4, 2010

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