[ skip to content ]

Profacts Received Through Aug. 31

Profacts Received Through Aug. 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 Aug. 31, 2010.

APPOINTMENTS/ELECTIONS

JOHN BRODERICK, president, appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to the board that oversees the state's Manufacturing Extension Partnership - an initiative to help businesses and small industries stay technologically up-to-date and competitive in global commerce. The four-year appointment began July 26.

NINA BROWN, professor and eminent scholar of counseling and human services, the Presidential Award from the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Division 49) at the American Psychological Association's 2010 convention. The award was presented for "unusual and meritorious service."

DANICA HAYS, associate professor of counseling and human services, elected president of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Evaluation, a division of the American Counseling Association, effective July 1, 2011. She currently serves as president-elect.

PHILIP LANGLAIS, professor of psychology, appointed to American Association for the Advancement of Science's Chinese Association of Science & Technology Steering Committee on Ethics in Science. Also, appointed to the national ICHP

Speech Language Pathology/Audiology Professional Standards Committee. He also recently served as past president of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools.

ANUSORN SINGHAPAKDI, professor and chair of marketing, appointed to the Ethics Committee of the American Marketing Association (AMA). The committee reviews and recommends changes or revisions to the AMA's codes of ethics; reviews complaints received and adjudications rendered under this code; and advises the association's board chair and directors on matters of ethics and ethical standards that are applicable to the practice and teaching of marketing.

AWARDS

HUA LIU, assistant professor of political science and geography, received the 2010 ERDAS Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing given by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

BOOKS

GLEN SUSSMAN, professor of political science, and Byron W. Daynes, "White House Politics and the Environment: Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush" (Texas A&M University Press, 2010). This book has been added to the Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership.

MEDIA CITATIONS

WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, quoted in an Aug. 29 Virginian-Pilot story, "Rally aims to get teachers fired up."

Teachers

JAMES KOCH, Board of Visitors Professor of economics and president emeritus, quoted in an Aug. 27 Inside Business story, "Regional planning group sends out JFCOM alerts." Also quoted in an Aug. 10 Wall Street Journal story (and other publications), "Political wisdom: Cutting the defense budget."

JFCOM

TERRY DURKIN, facilities manager for student housing, appeared on an Aug. 27 WTKR-TV report, "ODU takes precaution to protect against bedbugs in dorms."

Bedbugs

KATHARINE KERSEY, professor of teaching and learning, appeared on an Aug. 27 WAVY-TV report, "ODU child development expert talks back to school."

Back to School

VINOD AGARWAL, professor of economics, quoted in an Aug. 26 Daily Press story, "Hampton Roads economy is recovering, but not yet producing jobs." Also, quoted in an Aug. 14 Voice of America story, "Major US command closure causes concern in Norfolk." Also, quoted in an Aug. 12 Daily Press story, "Peninsula foreclosure filings dropped in July."

Economic Forecast

Major Command Closure

Peninsula Foreclosures Down

JOHN BRODERICK, president, featured in an Aug. 25 Virginian-Pilot story, "ODU president reaches out to local leaders." Also, quoted in an Aug. 25 Pilot story, "Norfolk looks at building, sharing a police precinct with ODU."

ODU President Reaches Out

ROBERT FENNING, vice president for administration and finance, interviewed for Aug. 25 WVEC-TV report, "Norfolk council debate over ODU precinct gets heated."

Precinct Debate

DAVID SWAIN, professor of human movement sciences, a letter to the editor in the Aug. 23 Virginian-Pilot, "Healthy Habits."

Healthy Habits

DANA HELLER, professor of English, featured in an Aug. 22 Daily Press story, "Gay studies program sought."

BOBBY WILDER, football coach, quoted in an Aug. 21 Virginian-Pilot story, "ROTC student excels at battle in the trenches at ODU."

Wilder

KEVIN MARBURY, director of recreational sports, quoted in an Aug. 21 Virginian-Pilot column by Mike Gruss, "Maybe James Bond could get into ODU's gem of a gym. Maybe."

Gem of a Gym

MAURICE BERUBE, eminent scholar emeritus of education, a letter to the editor, in the Aug. 21 Virginian-Pilot, "ODU's outdated image."

ODU's Image

WILLIAM JONES, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, a letter to the editor in the Aug. 20 Wall Street Journal, "Many examples, few answers to the issue of absolute power."

Absolute Power

YUZHONG SHEN, assistant professor of modeling, simulation and visualization, quoted in an Aug. 20 Suffolk Sun story, "America's next top modelers?"

Modeling & Simulation

ALAN SAVITZKY, professor of biological sciences, quoted in an Aug. 18 Daily Press story, "Big snakes may be near Ft. Eustis Boulevard project." Also, interviewed for an Aug. 18 WAVY-TV story, "VDOT: Road project won't disturb snakes."

Don't Tread on Me

Still Slithering Safely

MARGIE MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, quoted in an Aug. 16 Washington Examiner/Associated Press story, "Algae blooms color low Chesapeake Bay's waters." Also, featured in an Aug. 9 Richmond Times-Dispatch story, "ODU studies warming effects on Chesapeake Bay."

Blooming Algae

Chesapeake Bay

LARRY ATKINSON, professor and eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, quoted in an Aug. 18 Virginian-Pilot story, "Want a break from the hot spell? Chill out with history."

Just Chill

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, quoted in an Aug. 15 Virginian-Pilot story, "With command's future in doubt, Suffolk holds its breath"; an Aug. 11 Virginian-Pilot story, "I don't think anyone knew this was coming"; and in an Aug. 10 Daily Press story, "Joint Forces Command closing with ripple through Hampton Roads economy."

JFCOM Concerns

Threat to JFCOM Unexpected

JFCOM Loss, Impact on Local Economy

MARK BUTLER, professor and eminent scholar of biological sciences, quoted in an Aug. 12 Providence (R.I.) Journal story, "Disease that rots shells threatens Northeast lobster industry."

Threat to Lobster Population

DALE MILLER, associate professor of philosophy, quoted in an Aug. 9 Tehran Times story, "States do not act in anarchic environment: professor."

States

MICHAEL SEILER, professor of finance and Robert M. Stanton Chair of Real Estate and Economic Development, and POORNIMA MADHAVAN, assistant professor of psychology, featured in an Aug. 5 Daily Press story, "ODU studies how people view real estate ads." Also featured in an Aug. 5 Financial Tech Spotlight story, "Study by Old Dominion University reveals insights into real estate ads," and in an Aug. 5 WTKR-TV report, "ODU studies how people view real estate ads."

Real Estate Vision

Real Estate Insights

Real Estate Buyers Psychology

STEPHEN SHAPIRO, assistant professor of human movement sciences, featured in an Aug. 4 Virginian-Pilot story, "Study at ODU: Brokers stubbing out scalpers."

Stubbing Out Scalpers

JOHN BRODERICK, president, quoted in an Aug. 3 Virginian-Pilot story, "State cuts push more college costs onto students."

College Costs

DANIEL DICKERSON, associate professor of science education in the STEM education department, quoted in a July 31 Virginian-Pilot story, "Portsmouth camp buoys environmental zest."

Portsmouth Camp

JOHN FAHEY, associate professor emeritus of foreign languages and literatures, a letter to the editor in the July 31 Virginian-Pilot, "Smartboard envy."

Smartboard Envy

PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

BRANDI BLESSETT, student; THOMAS CHAPMAN, assistant professor of political science and geography; and MOHAMAD ALKADRY, associate professor of urban studies and public administration, "'Naturally Negro?': Public Housing Site Selection and the Re-segregation of Baltimore" at the Social Equity Leadership Conference, National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, D.C.

THOMAS CHAPMAN, assistant professor of political science and geography, and Robert Yarbrough, "Mapping New Terrain: An Initial Assessment of Community Geography Project Outcomes" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

DAVID EARNEST, associate professor of political science and geography, "Expanding the Polity: Comparing the Non-Citizen Voting Practices of 25 Democracies" at the University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance, Toronto, Canada. He also served as moderator for "Robot Warrior Ethics," sponsored by the ODU Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs.

MICHAEL FINEWOOD, lecturer of political science and geography, "Redeveloping Development: Considerations of Justice in Discourses of Sustainable Development, Planning, and Environmental Health Science" at an organized session, "On Demanding a Politics and Practice of Socially Just Sustainability," at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Also, "'Feeling the Squeeze': Normalizing Inequalities on the South Carolina Coastal Landscape" at an organized session, "Emerging Political Ecologies," at the 16th Annual Critical Geography Mini-Conference in Athens, Ga. He successfully defended his dissertation, titled: "'Feeling the Squeeze': Normalizing Inequalities on the South Carolina Coastal Landscape," on Aug. 12.

ISAO ISHIBASHI, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and SAMIP PANT, former graduate student, a paper, "Dynamic Ocean Water and Backfill Pore Water Pressures Against a Vertical Caisson During 2003 Tokachi-Oki Earthquake," at the 9th U.S. National and the 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Toronto, Canada.

KIMBERLY KARNES, assistant professor of political science and geography, successfully defended her dissertation, titled "Rural Voting Behavior in the 21st Century."

PHILIP LANGLAIS, professor of psychology, organizer and moderator of a post-conference workshop, "International Responsible Conduct of Research Education" following the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore. Also, a talk at the conference, "Challenges and Solutions to Establishing an Institutional Culture of Research Integrity." Also, a presentation, "Assessing and Strengthening the Ethical Climate of University Campuses," at 19th Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in Cincinnati. Also, a talk, "Surviving with Significant Budget Cuts - Progress Check," at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in Savannah, Ga. Also, a presentation, "Science and Engineering Ethics Education: Recipes for Success," at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Diego.

BURTON ST. JOHN III, assistant professor of communication, and Meg Lamme, University of Alabama, a paper "The Evolution of an Idea: Charting the Early Public Relations Ideology of Edward L. Bernays, 1919-1929," at the First International History of Public Relations Conference in Bournemouth, England.

CORLISS TACOSA, lecturer of political science and geography, "Russia and Its Neighbors (Russian Foreign Policy in Its Region)" for ODU's Institute for Learning in Retirement.

SONIA YACO, special collections librarian, and Robert Vay of George Mason University, "Outreach and Advocacy: The Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project" at the Archives and Archivists of Color Roundtable at the Society for American Archivists Conference in Washington, D.C.

PUBLICATIONS

THOMAS CHAPMAN, assistant professor, and JONATHAN LEIB, associate professor, political science and geography, with Gerald R. Webster, lead author, "Sustaining the 'Societal and Scriptural Fence': Cultural, Social, and Political Topographies of Same-Sex Marriage in Alabama" in vol. 62, issue 2 of The Professional Geographer.

MICHAEL FINEWOOD, lecturer of political science and geography, and Dwayne Porter, "Theorizing an Alternative Understanding of 'Disconnects' Between Science and Management" in vol. 50, no. 1 of Southeastern Geographer. Also, with Laura Stroup as lead author, "The Hybrid AMPE Approach: Towards More Effective Environmental Management" in DOI: 10.1080/08941920903496960 of Society and Natural Resources.

PHILIP LANGLAIS, professor of psychology, and M. Kalichman, "National Panel Recommends New Direction in Research Ethics & Integrity Education" in vol. 17, no. 2 of ORI Newsletter.

SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, coordinator of early childhood special education, "Comparison of Quality of Life of Caregivers of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in the United States and the Czech Republic" in vol. 11, no. 1 of The Journal of the Association of International Special Education. Co-authors are Anne Michalek, Jan Michalik and Milan Valenta.

JESSE RICHMAN, assistant professor of political science and geography, and Andrew Pate, "Can the College Vote Turn Out" in vol. 10, no. 1 of State Politics and Policy Quarterly. The article will be reprinted in an edited volume from CQ press. Also, "The Logic of Legislative Leadership" in vol. 35, no. 2 of Legislative Studies Quarterly.

GLEN SUSSMAN, professor of political science, "Global Climate Change," in the summer issue of Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine.

STEVE YETIV, professor of political science and geography, "Comparing Rhetoric and Action: Budgeting and National Priorities," with Michael Dziubinski, in Patrick Hayden et al., eds., "America's War on Terror" (2nd edition) (Ashgate, 2010). Also, "Global Energy and the Middle East: The Race Between Oil Alternatives and Oil Dependence," in David Sorenson, ed., "Interpreting The Middle East" (Westview Press, 2010).

This highlight was posted on: September 1, 2010

Old Dominion University
Office of University Relations

Room 100 Koch Hall Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0018
Telephone: 757-683-3114
http://www.odu.edu/news

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.