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Profacts Received Through July 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 July 31, 2010.


PHILIP LANGLAIS, professor of psychology, appointed to a joint steering committee of the China Association for Science and Technology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science to coordinate initiatives involving ethics in science.


LYNN TOLLE, professor of dental hygiene, the American Dental Hygienists Association Dental Hygiene Educator of the Year Award.


MICHAEL CLEMONS, associate professor of political science, editor, "African Americans in Global Affairs" (Northeastern University Press).

KENNETH FITZGERALD, assistant professor of art, "Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture" (Princeton Architectural Press).

JOHN FORD, eminent scholar and professor of marketing and international business, with Douglas West, lead author, and Essam Ibrahim, "Strategic Marketing: Creating Competitive Advantage," 2nd edition (Oxford University Press).

RENEE OLANDER, director, Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, a poetry collection, "A Few Spells" (Finishing Line Press).


GRETA PRATT, assistant professor of photography, was among 45 artists who exhibited their work at the Thirteenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art (FotoFest 2010) in Houston. The theme of the event was "Contemporary U.S. Photography" and Pratt's work was included in the "Road to Nowhere?" exhibition, curated by Natasha Egan, associate director and curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.


JAMES KOCH, Board of Visitors Professor of economics and president emeritus, quoted in a July 30 Daily Press story, "First woman takes helm of U.S. carrier strike group." Also, wrote a blog, "Like the pharmaceutical market," commenting on the high costs of college textbooks, in the July 27 New York Times. Also, quoted in a July 13 Virginian-Pilot story, "June home sales hit highest point in nearly 3 years."

First Woman Commander

The Real Cost of College Textbooks

June Home Sales

LARRY ATKINSON, eminent professor and Slover Professor of Oceanography, quoted in a July 28 Richmond Times-Dispatch story, Va. officials better prepared because of gulf spill."

VA Better Prepared

TIM ANDERSON, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts, featured in a July 26 AltDaily story, "ODU class teaches the business of music."

Teaching the Business of Music

JENNIFER YOUNKIN, lecturer of psychology, interviewed for a July 24 WVEC-TV report, "Website offers friends - for a fee."


MICHAEL SEILER, Robert M. Stanton Endowed Chair of real estate, quoted in a July 15 Smart Money story, "The psychology of real estate."

The Psychology of Real Estate

VINOD AGARWAL, professor of economics, quoted in a July 19 Virginian-Pilot story, "Buyers taking time to find new homes in saturated market." Also quoted in a July 15 Virginian-Pilot story, "Foreclosures dip, but June still near record."

New Home Market Saturated


GIL YOCHUM, acting dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, quoted in a July 11 Virginian-Pilot story, "Is the stimulus stimulating things in Hampton Roads?"

Stimulating Stimulus?

NORA NOFFKE, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, quoted in a July 11 MSNBC.com story, "Scientists hunt for signs of earliest life on Earth."

Signs of Early Life

JOHN BRODERICK, president, an op-ed, "Promoting education and economic development," in the July 9 Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Promoting Education & Economic Development

RAMONA AUSTIN, Gordon Art Galleries director, quoted in a July 8 Daily Press story, "Self-taught artists explore sacred landscape in ODU exhibit."

Self-Taught Artists

TIM ANDERSON, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts, an article, "Why Lebowski? Why now?" in the July 8 AltDaily.

Why Lebowski?

MICHELE DARBY, professor and chair of the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene, a July 1 Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Q&A, "Broadening the horizons of care," about her six months as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar teaching at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan.

Broadening Horizons of Care


CYNTHIA JONES, eminent scholar and professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and eight other scientists, "Assessment of Sea Turtle Status and Trends: Integrating Demography and Abundance,"

a National Research Council committee report, released in July, that outlines ways to better manage and conserve the at-risk sea turtle populations in U.S. waters.

CONNIE MERRIMAN, assistant dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, "Connecting from the Fringes of the Fabric of Academe: Adjunct Faculty Organizational Sense of Belonging" at the AAUP Conference on the Future of Higher Education in Washington, D.C.

STEPHEN SHAPIRO, assistant professor of sport management, and Joris Drayer, University of Memphis, "Understanding Ticket Brokers" at Ticket Summit 2010, the ticket broker industry conference in Las Vegas.


JOHN FORD, eminent scholar and professor of marketing and international business, "Don't Forget to Say Thank You: The Effect of an Acknowledgement on Donor Relationships" in vol. 26, nos. 7-8 of Journal of Marketing Management (UK), and "Charitable Organizations' Storytelling Influence on Donors' Emotions and Intentions" in vol. 63 of Journal of Business Research. Co-authors of both are Altaf Merchant (lead) and Adrian Sargeant. Also, "Evaluating and Motivating Faculty Performance: Challenges for Marketing Chairs" in vol. 20, no. 3 of Marketing Education Review, and "An Empirical Examination of the Three Dichotomies of Marketing Academe Model" in vol. 20, no. 2 of Marketing Education Review. Co-authors of both are Earl Honeycutt Jr. (lead) and Shawn Thelen. Also, "How Personal Nostalgia Influences Giving to Charity" in the 2010 issue of Journal of Business Research. Co-authors are Merchant (lead) and Gregory Rose.

This article was posted on: August 5, 2010

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