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Profacts Received Through Sept. 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 Sept. 30, 2010.

APPOINTMENTS/ELECTIONS

INGO HEIDBRINK, professor of history, elected secretary general of the International Commission for Maritime History. ICMH is the global umbrella organization for maritime history research.

LAURA RAY, Office of International Programs English Language Center faculty member and coordinator, chosen as one of five individuals to participate in the Colonial Academic Alliance's Global Education Visiting Professional Program. Participants spend two to three days on a member campus in order to gain a complete perspective on the host institution's program, learn best practices and build a network of colleagues in global education.

EXHIBITIONS

JOHN ROTH, assistant professor of art, a solo exhibition of his sculpture "Conveyance and Movement," Sept. 16 at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach. The exhibit ends Jan. 16.

MEDIA CITATIONS

VIRGINIA VAN HORN, adjunct instructor of art, featured in a Sept. 30 Virginian-Pilot story, "Wire and straw sculpture is a strange fairy tale."

Sculptural Fairy Tale

MICHAEL PEARSON and JANET PEERY, professors of English, quoted in a Sept. 29 Diversity Times story, "ODU 33rd annual literary festival 'Hard Times in America' Is Oct. 4-8."

Literary Festival

LARRY ATKINSON, Slover Professor and eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, quoted in a Sept. 29 Daily Press story, "Enough offshore wind to power Va., report says."

Offshore Wind Power

MAURICE BERUBE, eminent scholar emeritus of educational foundations and leadership, and Claire Berube, assistant professor of education at Hampton University, an op-ed in the Sept. 26 Virginian-Pilot, "Measuring excellence in teachers."

Measuring Excellence

MONA DANNER, professor of sociology, interviewed for a Sept. 22 WTKR-TV report, "Teresa Lewis execution remains as scheduled despite plea from thousands."

Execution

JEFFREY JONES, director of the Institute of Humanities, quoted in a Sept. 17 Christian Science Monitor story, "Stephen Colbert-Jon Stewart rally: Might TV duo effect Election 2010?" Also, quoted in a Sept. 22 ABC News/Entertainment story, "Comedians take to bigger stage, or maybe soapbox."

Comedians' Impact on Election

Comedians Enjoy Bigger Soap Box

MICHAEL PEARSON, professor of English, quoted in a Sept. 17 Virginian-Pilot story, "'Henrietta Lacks' author pulls out of ODU festival."

Author Pulls Out of Festival

DEBBIE WHITE, senior associate athletic director, quoted in a Sept. 17 Virginian-Pilot story, "Scalpers seek high prices for ODU vs. W&M tickets."

Scalpers

GILBERT YOCHUM, professor of economics, quoted in a Sept. 16 Virginian-Pilot story, "Foreclosures dip for fourth month in a row."

Forclosures Drop

MEL WILLIAMS, professor emeritus of exercise science, physical education and recreation, quoted in a Sept. 15 Virginian-Pilot story, "Fitness and fatalities: Long-distance running has its risks."

Risks of Long Distance Running

VINOD AGARWAL, professor of economics and president emeritus, quoted in a Sept. 15 Daily Press story, "Region's output outshines other metros." Also, quoted in a Sept. 10 Virginian-Pilot story, "Builders pull back on construction of new homes," and in a Sept. 2 Pilot story, "Hampton Roads' jobless rate stays the same."

Business Climate

Builders Slow New Home Construction

Jobless Rate Unchanged

YI-FAN CHEN, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts, quoted in a Sept. 14 USA Today story, "Cell phones, social networks make eavesdropping OK?"

Eavesdropping

RICK BERRY, executive director of construction and procurement services, featured in a Sept. 12 Virginian-Pilot profile.

Rick Berry

KATHARINE KERSEY, professor of early childhood education, interviewed for a Sept. 10 WAVY-TV report, "Avoiding back-to-school anxiety."

Avoiding Back-to-School Anxiety

LOUIS JANDA, associate professor of psychology, interviewed for a Sept. 9 WTKR-TV report, "Suffolk investigators search for suspects that sexually abused a horse."

Disturbing Animal Abuse

DAVID SWAIN, professor of human movement sciences, quoted in a Sept. 6 Virginian-Pilot story, "Heavy issue: Light rail could make us lighter, study says."

Light Rail Could Make Us Lighter

JAMES KOCH, Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus, featured in a Sept. 6 Virginian-Pilot story, "Economist: Port needs to be more open with APM deal."

Port Needs to be More Open in APM Deal

WAYNE JONES, assistant director of communications, quoted in a Sept. 3 Inside Business story, "Broadband grant fights to keep rural areas in region connected."

Keeping Rural Areas Connected

PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

RADHA HORTON-PARKER, associate professor of counseling, and PENNY MAKRIS and CHRISTINE CURRIE, doctoral students, "How to Age Well: Wise Women Speak Out" at the Association for Adult Development and Aging Summer Conference in Manhattan, N.Y.

DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, and VALERIE MORGANSON, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology, "Attitudes Toward Information Technology Careers: Competing Theories for Understanding Gender Issues" at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology in Melbourne, Australia.

VALERIE MORGANSON, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology, and DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, "Gender Differences in Satisfaction Among IT Professionals: A Relative Weight Analysis Approach" at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in San Diego.

VALERIE MORGANSON, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology, DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, HEATHER LAUZUN, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology, and ARLENE GREEN, psychology graduate, "Work-Family Hurdles: Barriers as an Overlooked Construct in Family Supportive Work Environments" in J. Keeney and R. Sinha (chairs), "Challenging Assumptions and Extending Theory in Work-Family Research Through Qualitative Methods," a symposium presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Management in Montreal, Canada.

CHAD PEEVY, grounds supervisor, "Hurricanes: The Threats Posed to Trees" at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

PUBLICATIONS

HEATHER LAUZUN and VALERIE MORGANSON, doctoral candidates in industrial/organizational psychology, DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, and ARLENE GREEN, psychology graduate, "Seeking Work-Life Balance: Employees' Requests, Supervisors' Responses and Organizational Barriers" in vol. 13 of The Psychologist-Manager Journal.

DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, and HEATHER LAUZUN, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology, "Equipping Managers to Assist Employees in Addressing Work-Family Conflict: Applying the Research Literature Toward Innovative Practice" in vol. 13 of The Psychologist-Manager Journal.

VALERIE MORGANSON, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology, DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, and KURT OBORN, psychology graduate, "Comparing Telework Locations and Traditional Work Arrangements: Differences in Work-Life Balance Support, Job Satisfaction and Inclusion" in vol. 25 of Journal of Managerial Psychology. Co-authors are Jennifer Verive of White Rabbit Consulting and Michelle Heelan of Telecommuting Advantage Group.

JOHN ROTH, assistant professor of art, had an image of his sculpture "Surreptitious Return" published in the book "500 Cabinets" (Lark Books), edited by Ray Hemchandra, juried by John Grew Sheriden.

This article was posted on: October 11, 2010

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