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Profacts Received Through February 28

Profacts Received Through February 28

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 Feb. 28, 2011.


RADHA HORTON-PARKER, associate professor of counseling and human services, elected president of the Association for Adult Development and Aging for 2012-13. The AADA serves as a focal point for sharing, professional development and advocacy related to adult development and aging issues, and also addresses counseling concerns across the lifespan.

DEBRA MAJOR, associate chair for research and professor of psychology, appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

GARRETT MCAULIFFE, professor of counseling, invited by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) to run a two-hour panel at the association's biennial conference in October in Nashville. He will host eight national leaders in counselor education who will share their innovations in teaching, based on their contributions to the new ACES-Sage publication "Handbook of Counselor Education: Constructivist, Developmental, and Experiential Approaches," of which he is a co-author and co-editor.


JEAN DELAYEN, director of the Center for Accelerator Science that ODU operates in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, awarded the United States Particle Accelerator School Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics.


OSMAN AKAN, associate dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, and professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems," fourth edition (Pearson/Prentice Hall). Co-authors are Robert Houghtalen, a professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Ned Hwang, emeritus professor at the University of Miami.

STEVE YETIV, professor of political science, "Explaining Foreign Policy: U.S. Decision-Making in the Gulf Wars," second edition (Johns Hopkins University Press).


CYNTHIA JONES, eminent scholar and professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, co-author of "Better Science Needed for Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico" in a February issue of the journal Science (in the Policy Forum section). The paper points out that efforts by scientists to evaluate the ecological effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have exposed large gaps in our knowledge of the population trends of marine species. Co-authors are from the University of Florida, University of Hawaii, University of Queensland in Australia, Duke University, Oregon State University, University of Massachusetts, the National Research Council, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

LEA LEE, an associate professor of teaching and learning, "Best Practices of Teaching Traditional Beliefs Using Korean Folk Literature" at the World Conference on Educational Sciences, held at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey. The paper has been accepted for publication in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences.


MOUNIR LAROUSSI, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Laser and Plasma Engineering Institute, a primer on plasma medicine for the United States-based Coalition for Plasma Science's educational website (http://www.plasmacoalition.org/publications.htm).

DEBRA MAJOR, associate chair for research and professor of psychology, and VALERIE MORGANSON, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology, "Coping with Work-Family Conflict: A Leader-Member Exchange Perspective" in vol. 16 of Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

MICHAEL PEARSON, professor of creative writing, an essay, "Searching for Youssefin," in vol. 60, no. 3 of Shenandoah Review. The essay is about a hantoor driver that Pearson met in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2006 and again in 2009.

This highlight was posted on: March 3, 2011

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