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Profacts Received Through December 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 Dec. 31, 2010.

APPOINTMENTS/ELECTIONS

INGO HEIDBRINK, professor of history (maritime history), appointed to conference chair and chair of the Program Committee for the 2011 annual conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History to be held at Old Dominion University.

ANNA JENG, associate professor of community and environmental health, invited by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH to serve as an ad hoc advisory member. The advisory group will provide recommendation to NIEHS on how to assess the state of the science in the field and identify the research gaps in air quality and brain health.

MELVIN WILLIAMS, professor and eminent scholar emeritus of exercise science, physical education and recreation, appointed to a two-year term on the EAS Scientific Advisory Board of Abbott Nutrition. The EAS division focuses on sports nutrition products.

BOOKS

GARRETT MCAULIFFE, University Professor of counselor education, and Karen Eriksen, founder and CEO of the Eriksen Institute for Ethics, "Handbook of Counselor Preparation: Constructivist, Developmental, and Experiential Approaches" (Sage Publications).

PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

GIANLUCA DELEO, assistant professor, and SCOTT SECHRIST, associate professor, medical laboratory and radiation sciences, "Games for Team Training" at the 2010 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Fla. It was presented as part of the session on the validity and immersiveness of virtual world training.

INGO HEIDBRINK, professor of history (maritime history), a paper, "Pride and Prejudice: Experiences of a Multi-year Historical Research Project on German Distant Water Fisheries" at the Oceans Past III conference at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (in the context of the History of Marine Animals Population Project). Also, a lecture, "The Oceans - Historical Dimensions," given for the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences - Global Change in the Marine Realm, in Bremen, Germany.

ALICE JONES, director of student and alumni programs in the College of Arts and Letters for the Career Management Center, and Teresa Simpson, Lamar University, a pre-conference workshop, "Nuts and Bolts for New Career Services Professionals," at the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers Annual Conference in Dallas. The session included information on meeting the needs of constituent groups and identifying and utilizing resources as well as marketing strategies, relationship development and professional ethics and behaviors.

PUBLICATIONS

JEAN-PAUL ARNAOUT (Ph.D. '06), engineering management, currently an assistant professor at the American Lebanese University; GHAITH RABADI, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering; and Rami Musa; "A Two-stage Ant Colony Optimization to Minimize the Makespan on Unrelated Parallel Machines with Sequence-Dependent Setup Times" in vol. 21, no. 6 of Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing.

DANIEL DAUER, professor and eminent scholar of biological sciences, and three co-authors, "Medium- and Long-term Recovery of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems: Patterns, Rates and Restoration Effectiveness" in a recent issue of the journal Estuarine and Coastal Science. It was also selected for inclusion in Science for Environment Policy, the European Commission's environmental news service for policymakers, which is distributed to more than 11,000 subscribers worldwide. Science for Environment Policy provides access to the latest policy-relevant scientific research.

JEFFREY JONES, associate professor and director, Institute of Humanities, "More than 'Fart Noises and Funny Faces': The Daily Show's Coverage of the U.S. Recession" in a special issue (vol. 8, no. 3), Recession and the Media, of Popular Communication. Also, with Geoffrey Baym, "A Dialogue on Satire News and the Crisis of Truth in Postmodern Political Television" in vol. 34, no. 3 of Journal of Communication Inquiry.

DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, with lead author Mona Rizvi and Thorna Humphries, both computer science faculty members at Norfolk State University, and MEGHAN JONES and HEATHER LAUZUN, doctoral candidates in industrial/organizational psychology, "A CS0 Course Using Scratch" in vol. 26 of Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.

VALERIE MORGANSON and MEGHAN JONES, doctoral candidates in industrial/organizational psychology, and DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, "Understanding Women's Underrepresentation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: The Role of Social Coping" in vol. 59 of Career Development Quarterly.

MICHAEL PEARSON, professor of creative writing, "The Real World of Nonfiction Workshops: A Cautionary Tale" in vol. 2, no. 2 of Creative Writing: Teaching Theory and Practice (published by the University of Gloucestershire, England).

BURTON ST. JOHN III and MAGGIE PITTS, assistant professors of communication, and KIMBERLY ADAMS TUFTS, associate professor of nursing, "Disconnects Between News Framing and Parental Discourse Concerning the State-Mandated HPV Vaccine: Implications for Dialogic Health Communication and Health Literacy" in vol. 7, no. 1 of Communication and Medicine.

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Using a Formal Approach to Simulation Interoperability to Specify Languages for Ambassador Agents" in the proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference in Baltimore. Co-author is SAIKOU DIALLO, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center. Also in the proceedings, with five co-authors, "Challenges of Human, Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling (HSCB): How to Approach them Systematically?" Also in the proceedings, among six co-authors, with Osman Balci as lead author, "Education on Conceptual Modeling." Tolk also served as session chair for an invited paper session and an expert for a panel discussion on "Human Social Cultural and Behavioral Modeling." He also participated as an expert for a panel discussion on "Education on Conceptual Modeling."

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, an invited chapter, "Conceptual Modeling for Composition of Model-based Complex Systems," in Stewart Robinson, Roger Brooks, Kathy Kotiadis, and Durk-Jouke van der Zee (eds.) book, "Conceptual Modeling for Discrete-Event Simulation" (CRC Press, 2010). Chapter co-authors are SAIKOU DIALLO, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; ROBERT KING (Ph.D. '09, M&S engineering), currently with the Joint Forces Command; CHARLES TURNITSA, ODU doctoral student and research scientist, VMASC; and JOSE PADILLA, postdoctoral research associate, VMASC.

CHARLES TURNITSA, ODU doctoral student and research scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; SAIKOU DIALLO, research assistant professor, VMASC; JOSE PADILLA, postdoctoral research associate, VMASC; and

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering; "Ontology for Modeling and Simulation" in the proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference in Baltimore.

This article was posted on: January 7, 2011

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