Faculty Professional Activities, 2009-2010, Announcement #2
Date: April 15, 2010
Congratulations to our faculty for their impressive professional activities!
Mr. John Bell had two reviews published in the summer 2010 issue of The Sondheim Review: "Master Cabaret Artist: Elaine Stritch Personalizes Sondheim Songs and Disarms Listeners" and "Art Isn't Easy: Penn State's Sunday Fails to Connect."
Miss Pam Bender has had two abstracts accepted for presentation at the American College of Nurse Practitioners 2010 National Clinical Conference in Tampa Florida in October 2010. The abstracts are for a one-hour podium presentation entitled "Transcultural Considerations in Primary Care Mental Health" and for a three-hour workshop entitled "Geriatric Mental Health Workshop." In March 2010, she spoke about "Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression in Primary Care" at the St. Luke's Advanced Practitioner Group (NPs and PAs) meeting.
The April 2010 Issue of Global Journal of Health Science includes an article entitled "A Concept Analysis: Invulnerability" authored by Ms. Tricia Bernecker. The Journal is peer-reviewed and open access. It publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in the areas of health and medicine. The Journal is published both in print and online versions. Ms. Bernecker recently reviewed the text Advanced Practice Nursing for Adults in Acute Care which addresses advanced practice nursing care of the hospitalized adult covering evidence-based collaborative and independent nursing interventions within the framework of the CNS role. The text is designed for MSN, CNS, and DNP students in Adult Health. Ms. Tricia Bernecker passed the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health examination in January 2010, awarding her the credentials ACNS-BC.
Ms. Mary Brinker and Dr. Mary Ellen Miller's Tornado Simulation Abstract entitled "The 411 on Utilizing Simulation to Teach Nursing Students About Disaster Preparedness in the Community" has been accepted for presentation at the National League for Nursing's Education Summit 2010 in Las Vegas. Ms. Brinker and Ms. Jennifer Gambel attended the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing Education Consortium conference in Washington, DC, on April 14-16, 2010.
Dr. Joseph Colosi made a poster presentation entitled "Elevated estrogenic activity in bile of American eel (Anguilla rostrata) below wastewater treatment plant effluent" with DeSales University student Eric M. Chernuta at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Albuquerque, NM, on August 4, 2009. On March 16, 2010, Dr. Colosi spoke to a neighborhood group in Easton, PA, about his research into the endocrine disruption problem that is currently growing as a health concern in our local waters.
Dr. Patricia Coughlin spoke at the annual spring meeting of elementary principals for the Diocese of Allentown on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at St. Mary's Church in Hamburg, PA. She presented information on "The Challenges and Opportunities that Changes in Pennsylvania Certification Offers Diocesan Elementary Schools." Dr. Coughlin is serving on the dissertation committee for a doctoral candidate at Immaculata University. The student's dissertation is "Job Satisfaction and Its Impact on Teacher Retention in the Independent School."
Father Thomas Dailey reports the following:
- "On a Spiritual Note" - two (2) commentaries for On the Boards, the Act One theatre playbill
- lecture on healthcare ethics for the adult faith & formation program at St. Andrew parish (Newtown, PA) on 11/9/09
- lecture on business ethics to the Providence (RI) chapter of Legatus on 11/18/09
- celebrant and homilist for the Red Mass for lawyers, judges, and elected officials in Schuylkill County (PA) on 11/20/09
- series of retreat conferences for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Bensalem (PA) on 12/28-31/09
- presentation on youth ethics to the Upper Perkiomen Business & Professional Women's Club in Pennsburg (PA) on 1/11/10
- presentation on ethical issues in today's culture to the Saucon Valley Rotary Club (Center Valley, PA) on 1/19/10
- presentation on the Eucharist for parents in the religious education program at St. Jude parish (Chalfont, PA) on 2/18/10
- series of retreat conferences on "The Salesian Call to Holiness" for the Northwest Group of the St. Francis de Sales Association in Federal Way (WA) on 3/5-7/2010
- presentation on Salesian spirituality to the men's group at Notre Dame parish (Bethlehem, PA) on 3/15/10
- presentation in the "Theology on Tap" series for the Diocese of Wilmington (DE) on 3/18/10
- "Permanent deacons thanked and inspired at annual workshop" - The A.D. Times newspaper, 10/29/09, by Tara J. Connolly (with photographs)
- "Confession still good for the soul" - The Morning Call newspaper, 2/27/10, by Daniel Patrick Sheehan
- Nominated for the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook (Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
The December 27, 2009, edition of Daily Record.com listed columnist William Westhoven's 2009 Great Theater selections. Westhoven expressed his choice of Steven Dennis as Best Dramatic Actor as follows "Starring in a one-man show can be a double-edge sword: Nail it and you [add] a bold line for your resume. Blow it and there's no one else to blame. Steven Dennis nailed the obsessed Dutch librarian in Centenary Stage Company's 'Underneath the Lintel' and he gets all the credit here." [Karen Walton's comment: Steven Dennis' performance was superb…zany, hilarious, shameless, magnificent!]
Dr. Andrew Essig presented a lecture on "International Organizations" at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2010. He attended a two-day symposium "QDR 2010: Implementing the New Path for America's Defense" at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, on March 10-11, 2010.
Mr. Chuck Gloman has had the following articles accepted for publication since October 2009:
- Government Video - "Switching to the Big Leagues" - October 2009 (DeSales student in photo). How our video switcher works in the TV Studio.
- Government Video - "Panasonic Camcorders at $2,000 and $10,000" - December 2009 (DeSales student in photo). What's available in video cameras costing between $2000 and $10,000.
- Digital Video - "In Review: Nikon D5000" - January 2010 (Three DeSales students in photos). Using Nikon's newest digital SLR that shoots high definition video.
- Pennsylvania Magazine - "Driving Lessons" - January/February 2010. How to drive a Model T Ford.
- Government Video - "The State of Solid State" - January 2010 (DeSales student in photo). The newest technology of video cameras shoots on chips instead of videotape.
- Digital Video - "Shooting Candy with P2" - February 2010 (DeSales student in photo). DeSales students shoot a video for the Just Born Candy Company with tapeless technology).
- Digital Video - "Solid-State Standout" - February 2010 (DeSales student in photo). The newest technology of video cameras shoots on chips instead of videotape.
- Digital Video - "Shooter's Choice" - February 2010 (DeSales students in photos). Using high definition video with a digital still camera.
- Government Video - "Litepanels Goes Bi-Color" - February 2010 (DeSales student in photo). Litepanels is the first LED manufacturer to create a light that is both tungsten and daylight balanced.
- TV Technology - "Primera's Bravo Pro Xi2 Duplicator" - April 7, 2010 (DeSales student in photo). DVD and CD duplicator that can robotically duplicate and print labels on 100 discs at a time.
Dr. Tahereh Hojjat has served as a reviewer for the book Global and Regional Financial Market Integration to be published by Routledge and for the textbook Financial Institutions and Markets, McGraw Hill publisher. She is serving on the Editorial Board/Academic Advisory Board for Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Business Ethics and Society, eleventh edition, McGraw Hill. On January 13-14, 2010, Dr. Hojjat attended the symposium entitled the "Federal Reserve in the 21st Century" at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Members of the American Nurses Association, the largest nursing organization in the US, joined President Obama on March 8, 2010, at Arcadia University, in Glendale, PA, to demonstrate their strong support of the President and his goal of achieving meaningful healthcare reform. Dr. Patrick Kenny, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association President, and Norine Watson, President of the Delaware Nurses Association, joined President Obama on stage at the event. Dr. Kenny has been nominated for the position of Secretary of the American Nurses Association; elections will be held in June 2010.
The following research was presented at local and international meetings by Dr. Tina Kish-Catalone, by her research colleagues, or by current graduate students she mentored. The presentations included HIV research that was initiated during Dr. Kish-Catalone's previous Assistant Professorship at Drexel University College of Medicine and Novaflux BioSciences, Incorporated, in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Kish-Catalone continues collaboration with these researchers and publishers in the field.
- Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Labib, M., Rando, R., Wigdahl, B. and Krebs, F. Swiss Webster mouse model can be used to predict the safety of unformulated and formulated HIV-1 co-receptor inhibitor NB325 in the cervicovaginal environment. Infection and Immunity Forum 2008, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. May 8, 2008.
- Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B. and Krebs, F.C. Reductions in murine cervical epithelial integrity following repeated topical applications of nonoxynol-9 (N-9) are not cumulative, suggesting other mechanisms for the increased risk of HIV-1 infection associated with frequent N-9 use. Discovery Day 2008, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. October 15, 2008.
- Gomez, G. Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., and Krebs, F.C. Cellular infiltration in the murine model of cervicovaginal toxicity is an important indicator of microbicide safety. Discovery Day 2008, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. October 15, 2008.
- Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B. and Krebs, F.C. Repeated topical applications of nonoxynol-9 (N-9) do not result in cumulative damage to the murine cervicovaginal epithelium. Sex and Gender Research Forum 2009, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. February 9, 2009.
- Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B. and Krebs, F.C. Nonoxynol-9 (N-9), after repeated applications, does not result in cumulative damage to the murine cervicovaginal epithelium. 22nd International Conference on Antiviral Research, Miami, FL. May 3-7, 2009.
- Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B. and Krebs, F.C. Multiple applications of nonoxynol-9 (N-9) do not cause cumulative damage to the murine cervicovaginal epithelium. Infection & Immunity Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. May 2009.
- Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B. and Krebs, F.C. Multiple exposures to microbicide agents significantly affect the in vitro and in vivo measures of product safety. Discover Day 2009, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. October 7, 2009.
- Lozenski, K., T. Kish-Catalone, B. Wigdahl, and F.C. Krebs. In vitro and in vivo measures of microbicide safety are affected considerably by repeated agent exposure. Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: HIV Biology and Pathogenesis. Santa Fe, NM. January 12-17, 2010.
- Lozenski, K., T. Kish-Catalone, B. Wigdahl, and F.C. Krebs. Multiple microbicide exposures significantly affect in vitro and in vivo product safety measures. Helen I. Moorehead Laurencin, M.D. Sex and Gender Research Forum. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. March 4, 2010.
- Vecchiet, J., Karnas, M., Sell, A., and Tina Kish-Catalone. Development of a humanized-cervicovaginal murine model for the study of HIV-1 transmission and infection. Microbicides 2010 International Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. May 22-25, 2010.
- Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Sanghvi, V., Steel, L., Wigdahl, B., and Fred Krebs. Repeated agent exposures affect in vitro and in vivo measures of microbicide safety. Microbicides 2010 International Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. May 22-25, 2010.
- Karnas, M., Sell A., and T. Kish-Catalone. Development and characterization of a humanized-cervicovaginal murine model for the study of HIV-1 transmission and infection. American Society of Microbiology International Meeting 2009, Philadelphia, PA. May 17-21, 2009.
- Vecchiet, J., Boracius, K., Moore, K., Semmel, S., Ward, S., and T. Kish-Catalone. Minimizing cervicovaginal toxicity following microbicide exposure. American Society of Microbiology International Meeting 2009, Philadelphia, PA. May 17-21, 2009.
Dr. Kish-Catalone also initiated a research program with DeSales biology and Physician Assistant students. This was the first year for these students to present their project at an international microbiology conference, the American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting (2009). In addition, Dr. Kish-Catalone was involved with writing and submitting a multi-project National Institute of Health grant proposal with her colleagues from Novaflux Biosciences, Inc., Princeton, NJ; Carnegie Mellow University, Pittsburgh, PA; and Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. This grant proposal was funded in July of 2009. The objective of the grant is to develop nanoparticle technology for the delivery of a prophylactic anti-HIV drug to prevent viral transmission. The project also aims to formulate these nanoparticles with an anti-retroviral drug that is used to treat HIV-1 patients immediately following infection. This novel concept would allow for patients to have two lines of defense against potential HIV infection
||National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,
National Institute of Health
||The development of nanoparticle for the delivery of HIV-1
||$137,500 (years 1 and 2 each) / $250,000 (years 3-5 each)
Dr. Kish-Catalone also served as a Grant Reviewer for the United Kingdom Research Council. Her responsibilities include providing peer-reviewed critiques to global grant applications in the field of virology and infectious diseases. Dr. Kish-Catalone also received a full scholarship to attend the Microbicides 2010 Conference in Pittsburgh in May 2010.
Dr. Sue McGorry served as an investigator on the Good Shepherd sponsored "Lehigh
Valley Disability Awareness" study. Results from the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium study were presented to a public forum at the Sheraton Hotel in Allentown in December of 2009. The study is available at http://www.lehighvalleyresearch.org. Anyone interested in learning more about research opportunities should contact LVRC Executive Board member Dr. McGorry at email@example.com. Dr. McGorry served as an invited Marketing Education track chair and reviewer for the 2009 Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Conference in Salem, MA, where she also presented the paper "Sustainability and the Marketing Curriculum" which was published in the conference proceedings. In February 2009, Dr. McGorry served as an invited reviewer for the Journal of Online Teaching and Learning. In Winter 2009 she was an invited judge for the American Marketing Association Annual Collegiate Case Competition. Students from her Marketing 2010 Marketing Research Course MK410 conducted research for the Diocese of Allentown regarding "Catholic School Choice." Results of their project will be presented to the Bishop and the Secretariat of Education for the Diocese.
Dr. Mary Ellen Miller co-edited a book entitled Nurse Managed Wellness Centers: Developing and Maintaining Your Center: A National Nursing Centers Consortium Guide and Toolkit. On November 5, 2009, Dr. Miller presented "Developing and Maintaining Your Wellness Center" at the National Nursing Center Consortium Best Practices Conference in Philadelphia, PA. On January 28, 2010, Dr. Miller presented "An Interdisciplinary Approach for Community Wide Health Education via Public Service Announcements" at the National Abstinence Educators Conference in Arlington, VA. She has been accepted as a federal grant reviewer and served in March 2010 for the Division of Nursing, Department of Health and Human Resources.
Dr. Monica Miller Marsh will present a paper entitled "Discourses of Lessons on Families" as part of an international symposium "Taking Up the Idea of a Curriculum of Lives: Narrative Inquiries Into Teachers, Teacher Educators, and School Stories" at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Denver, CO, on April 27th-May 4th. In addition, she will be the discussant for the symposium (Dis)Connections: What We Can Learn From Real Families in Schools. This symposium brings together chapter authors from her recently published book (Mis)Understanding Families: Learning From Real Families in Our Schools (2010) through Teachers College [Columbia University] Press.
Dr. Jennifer Moore signed a contract to co-author an undergraduate criminal law textbook for Pearson/Prentice Hall. Dr. Moore recently presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting in San Diego, CA, "Bringing Batson Back to Life" regarding race and jury selection. The Criminal Law Bulletin accepted Dr. Moore's article entitled "BONG HiTS 4 JESUS":The Lower Courts Struggle with the Morse v. Frederick Decision" for publication.
Mr. Ross Morin's work has been screened at the following film festivals. His position on the film is stated in parentheses:
- "Les Moulins" (Writer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor), Washington DC Independent Film Festival, March 2010; Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, December 2009 (received an Honorable Mention).
- "The Power of Yes" (Editor), Maine Public Relations Council Golden Arrow Awards, October 2009.
- "Evelyn" (Director of Photography), Tallgrass Film Festival, Wichita, KS, October 2009; Harvest of Arts Film Festival, Lawrence, KS, October 2009; Clazel Theater, Bowling Green, OH, September 2009; Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2009; UFVA Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 2009; Oxford International Film Festival, Oxford, OH, July 2009.
- "Out of the Holes of the Rocks" (Director of Photography- Lighting), Clazel Theater, Bowling Green, OH, September 2009.
- "Air and Blood in the Pocket" (Director, Director of Photography, Editor), Lluis Barcelo i Bou Library, Palamos, Spain, July 2009; Lafulla dor, Figueras, Spain, July 2009; Horiginal, Barcelona, Spain, June 2009.
Dr. Steve Myers's poem "In the Vo-Tech Classroom" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editors of the literary journal 5 AM. Notre Dame Review will publish three of his poems, "Rock Painting, C19th," "To acknowledge the darkness," and "Waking."The Canadian journal The Fiddlehead will publish two poems, "Renting an Ayrshire Cottage, Hogmany, 1973" and "St. Machar's: The Sett Maker." Seems will publish "For a Friend Who Lent Me His Copy of Talmud for Today." Dr. Myers is a Visiting Professor at Muhlenberg College this semester, teaching their workshop entitled Advanced Poetry Writing. Muhlenberg also hosted Dr. Myers for a reading of his poetry on March 3rd. In addition, he was a guest lecturer at Moravian College on March 24th, offering a two-hour education workshop on teaching poetry to high school students.
Ms. Karen Peterson's paper entitled "Revitalizing Therapeutic Communication Skills: Practice What You Teach" has been accepted for presentation at the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Psychopharmacology Institute and Annual Conference entitled "Advancing the Science and Quality of Mental Health," on April 13-17, 2010, in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Brennan Pursell wrote a peer-reviewed article submitted to The English Historical Review. His paper "God in History: An Augustinian Approach to Narratives of Western Civilization" was accepted for publication in Catholic Social Science Review (forthcoming in 2010), and he received two book contracts: for God in History: A Christian Narrative of Western Culture (Circle Press, forthcoming in 2010) and for his historical novel The Spanish Match (Sophia Institute Press, forthcoming in 2010).
In March 2010, Dr. Katherine Ramsland was the moderator for a panel of psychologists on the theme "Collector Psychology" at John Jay College in New York City. One of the panelists was the renowned writer Joyce Carol Oates. Dr. Ramsland has been invited to be the psychological expert for M2 Pictures' ongoing documentary series entitled "Ritual Crimes" for the Investigation Discovery network.
Dr. Judith Rance-Roney co-authored a chapter with a colleague, Martha Young, entitled "Authenticity in Word, Image, Voice: Digital Storytelling with Adolescent English Language Learners." The chapter appears in the book Authenticity in the Language Classroom and Beyond: Children and Adolescent Learners (2010), Dantas-Whitney and Rilling, Editors. The book is a publication of TESOL, Inc., the professional organization of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Ms. Trinette Singleton has been named a director of the Gerald Arpino Foundation which oversees the choreographic legacy left by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino. She has been scheduled for a film interview for a documentary that is being made on the history of the Joffrey Ballet.
Dr. Wayne Stuart is the chair of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists. A major accomplishment of the organization is the establishment of a new professional journal entitled Journal of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists. He was chosen as a peer reviewer for the following articles: "Pain Management and Wound Care," "The Science of Compression Therapy for Chromic Venous Insufficiency Edema," "Venous Ulcers New Options for Treatment: Minimally Invasive Vein Surgery," "Quill SRS Bidirectional Barbed Sutures for Wound Closure," "Palliative Advanced Wound Care," and "The Effects of Age on Foot Sensation Using Semmes-Weinstein Monofilaments." Dr. Stuart was chosen to help write the new board certification examination for physicians of The American Academy of Wound Management. In November 2008, he attended the annual meeting of the Physician Assistant Education Association in Savannah, GA. In Fall 2008 Dr. Stuart lectured on "Insurance, Coding, and Reimbursement" for the Physician Assistant Program of Salus University in Philadelphia, PA; and in February 2009, he lectured on "Principles of Wound Care" for the Salus' Physician Assistant Program. The March 2009 edition of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery included a letter to the editor that Dr. Stuart authored concerning Physician Assistant training in response to the article "Musculoskeletal Preclinical Medical School Education: Meeting an Underserved Need," J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009; 733-739. In April 2009, The Journal of American College of Certified Wound Specialists published Dr. Stuart's guest editorial entitled "Evidence-Based Medicine in Wound Care," JACCWS 2009; 1 (2):46-7. Dr. Stuart runs a full day Orthopedic Clinic at Lehigh Valley Hospital 17th Street, Allentown, every Monday. The clinic is designed for un- and under-insured patients and is pro bono. Dr. Stuart usually sees between 30 and 35 patients each Monday.
Dr. Karen Walton served on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) visiting team that evaluated the American University of Paris on March 14-17, 2010. Other members of the MSCHE team included peers from Franklin and Marshall College; the University of Richmond, Surrey, England; Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Mount St. Mary's University.
Brother Daniel Wisniewski reports the following professional activities:
- Research talk entitled "Counting Solutions to Tetranomial Thue Equations" at the West Coast Number Theory Conference at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA, December 16-20, 2009.
- Presentation entitled "Tetranomial Thue Equations" during the AMS Contributed Papers Session on Number Theory at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, CA, January 13-16, 2010.
- Presentation entitled "To Friend or to Unfriend: What does St. Francis de Sales have to say about friendship?" at Our Mother of Consolation Church, Philadelphia, PA, February 24, 2010.
- Taught mini-course entitled "Salesian Friendship" at the 10th Annual Salesian Adult Christian Religious Education Day (SACRED) at Salesianum School, Wilmington, DE, February 27, 2010.
- Presentation entitled "St. Francis and St. Jane: A Case for Divine Action in Friendship" at the DeSales Leadership Breakfast, Fournier Hall, Wilmington, DE, March 11, 2010.
On November 5, 2009 Dr. Galina Yermolenko delivered a talk, "Ukrainian Culture; Ukrainian Dances," at Zoellner Arts Center of Lehigh University, as an introduction to the performance of the Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company. On December 29, 2009, Dr. Yermolenko organized a special session, "Roxolana: in European History and Drama, 1600-1800" for the 2009 Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia. At this session, she presented the paper, "Roxolana on the Eighteenth-Century European Stage."
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Attention DeSales University Faculty: Please inform me of your professional activities by means of a memo or email designated Faculty Professional Activities. Include letters of acceptance from publishers, letters of acceptance of papers for professional meetings, or other relevant information, and a copy of an article after it appears in print. I will place the information in your file in the Academic Affairs Office.
Please do not hesitate to inform me of any of your past activities which have not been reported in this publication or errors I have made in these announcements. The entire University community enjoys reading about the impressive professional activities of our faculty.