Faculty Professional Activities, 2010-2011, Announcement #1
Date: January 25, 2011
Kudos to our faculty for their impressive professional activities!
Dr. Shamir Alley, an MBA adjunct faculty member, had a chapter in the book Sports Event Management-The Caribbean Experience published by the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. The chapter is entitled "A look at the watching friends and relatives market segment at the 2007 cricket world cup." Dr. Ally is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Business in the USA 2010-2011, 38th edition.
Mr. Bradley Barnhorst and Dr. Christopher Cocozza wrote a research paper entitle "Inverse and Leveraged ETFs: Considering the Alternatives" which was accepted for publication in the January 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning.
Dr. Katrin Blamey co-authored a professional text on preschool literacy: Beauchat, K. A., Blamey, K. L., & Walpole, S. (2010). The Building blocks of preschool success. New York: Guilford. She obtained a second book contract through Guilford Press with colleague Katherine Beauchat. The manuscript entitled Building Early Literacy Success Through Read Alouds: A Practical Guide for Early Childhood Educators has an expected publication date of 2012. Dr. Blamey has been invited to co-author a book chapter entitled "Middle and high school literacy coaches: A national survey" in Preparing Reading Professionals, 2nd edition, R. Bean, N. Heisey, & C. M. Roller (Eds.) Newark, DE: International Reading Association. An article entitled "Word walk: Vocabulary instruction for young children" by Blamey and Beauchat has been accepted for publication by the journal The Reading Teacher. Dr. Blamey has made the following presentations. Conference presentation: Beauchat, K. A., & Blamey, K. L. (2010), "Your storybook time: A golden opportunity to build and bolster preschool children's language and vocabulary," presented at the Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children, in Newark, DE. Professional development presentation: Beauchat, K. A., & Blamey, K. L. (2010), "Building preschool children's language and literacy one storybook at a time," presented at the Pennsylvania Quality Stars program's professional conference, in Bucks County, PA. Her proposal with colleague Heidi Sweetman entitled "Sustaining Instructional Leadership Reform: Implications for Policy" has been accepted for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in New Orleans, LA, in April 2011.
Ms. Christine Bruce reports that the DeSales Physician Assistant Program has been awarded its first HRSA grant by the Department of Health and Human Services. The five-year grant of $704,000 will provide scholarships to expand the program by four students per year (two-year scholarship awards). This federal money is intended to fund students who want to pursue a career in primary (rather than specialty) care.
Dr. Maria Cristina Campos Fuentes' scholarly book on the poetry of Rosario Castellanos, Con el otro la poesia comienza, was published by Conaculta in an edition of 1,000 copies in the collection El Centauro, focused on essays pertaining to the fields of literature, philosophy, and history. Conaculta is the National Council for Culture and Arts, a Mexican government agency in charge of promoting and protecting the arts of Mexico. Conaculta's actions, as expressed in their mission statement, "are geared toward sustaining a professional commitment, benefiting all of Mexican society through the promotion and dissemination of the artistic and cultural sector."
Fr. Thomas Dailey presented a paper entitled "Salesian Simplicity: How a 'Little Virtue' Goes a Long Way!" at the conference entitled "Younger than Sin: Retrieving Simplicity through the Virtues of Humility, Wonder, and Joy" sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture and the University of Notre Dame on November 18-20, 2010. He reports the following other activities:Speaking Engagements
- presentation for the Reading Serra Club on September 23, 2010
- presentation to the Lehigh Valley chapter of Legatus on October 6, 2010
- mission conferences at Holy Family Church in Kirkland (WA) on October 10-12, 2010
- homilist for All Saints Day at Bethlehem (PA) Catholic High School on November 1, 2010
Service to the University
- "Society members observe feast of their patron St. Thomas More" (article, with photos, by Tara J. Connolly) - The A.D. Times, July 22, 2010.
- "Religious leaders sound off on Church's Quran burning" (video and article, Jaccii Farris reporting) - WFMZ-TV, Channel 69 News, September 8, 2010.
- "Red Mass returns to Allentown" (article by Daniel Patrick Sheehan) - The Morning Call, October 29, 2010.
- "Diocesan St. Thomas More Society celebrates first Red Mass" (article by Tama Quigley) - The A.D. Times, December 9, 2010.
Service beyond the University
- "On a Spiritual Note" - two (2) commentaries published in On the Boards, the Act One theatre playbill
- Continuing service as associate chaplain to, and member of the Board of Governors for, the St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Allentown
- Appointed by Justin Cardinal Rigali to serve a three-year term on the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook (Archdiocese of Philadelphia).
Ms. Kathleen Ehrhardt is a member of the Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating Assessment Tool (PACKRAT) Committee for 2008-2010. She spoke at the American Academy of Physician Assistants 38th Annual Physician Assistant Conference in Atlanta, GA, on June 2, 2010. The title of her lecture was "Primary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes." Ms. Ehrhardt participated in a PACKRAT Committee presentation at the Physician Assistant Education Association Educational Forum in Baltimore, MD, on October 20, 2010. The title of the presentation was "Test Item Writing Workshop."
On October 22-23, 2010, Dr. Andrew Essig attended the 18th Annual Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS) Meeting at Holy Cross College, in South Bend, IN. During the conference he attended the SCSS Board of Directors Meeting, moderated a panel on "Catholic Psychological and Sociological Themes," attended the Political Science Disciplinary Section Meeting, and presented a conference paper, "A Catholic Critique of International Relations Theory." His article entitled "Faithful Citizenship" was published in the Catholic Social Science Review, Vol. XV, 2010. Dr. Essig attended the Association of Former Intelligence Officers fall luncheon in Tysons Corner, VA, on September 24, 2010. Guest speakers were Steward Baker, Department of Homeland Security, and CIA officer Tim Castle. Dr. Essig attended the Third Annual Kosciuszko Chair Lecture at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2010. He presented a lecture on "U.S.-Holy See Diplomatic Relations" for the Serra Club in Reading, PA, on November 18, 2010. Through Dr. Essig's associations with professional colleagues, approximately 445 books have been donated to DeSales' Trexler Library. Mr. Joseph Goulden contributed approximately 325 books at a value of about $10,000. Mr. Goulden, who currently reviews intelligence and espionage books for The Washington Times, has authored or co-authored more than eighteen books. Dr. Essig reports "he even showed me a picture of himself playing baseball with Fidel Castro (of course that was back when we thought he was the US' friend)." Mr. Cameron and Mary LaClair contributed approximately 120 books at a value of $5,000. Mr. LaClair is a former WWII veteran who worked with the British MI-9 on helping resistance fighters, and developing escape and evasion techniques for our troops and POWs. He is 90 years of age and is one of five surviving members of the group that formed the CIA. The general topics of the books are intelligence, national security, and foreign affairs. Several of the books in the collection have been personally inscribed by the author. A sampling of authors who signed their books wishing all the best to DeSales' national security program is: General John Singlaub's Hazardous Duty: An American Soldier in the Twentieth Century, Stewart Baker's Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren't Stopping Tomorrow's Terrorism, Peter Earnest's The Real Spy's Guide to Becoming a Spy [Earnest is the president of the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. and has invited Dr. Essig and his students to visit him for a tour, which they hope to do in the Spring 2011 semester], and Kenneth Pollack's The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America. Dr. Essig has also contributed books from his own personal library.
Dr. David Gilfoil presented a paper entitled "Developing & Implementing a Measure of Sustainability for Workforce And Economic Development Projects in Northeast Pennsylvania" which he co-authored with Dr. Robert Brill of Moravian College at the CLUTE Institute--IBER Conference in Las Vegas, NV, on October 11, 2010. They received the "Best Paper Award" and their paper will be published in the conference proceedings. Drs. Gilfoil and Brill co-authored a paper entitled "Developing & Implementing a Measure of Sustainability for Workforce and Economic Development Projects in Northeast Pennsylvania" which was published in the December 2010 (Volume 8, Number 12, pp. 85-102) Journal of Business & Economics Research. Dr. Gilfoil's paper entitled "Practical Measurement Challenges in the Development of a Sustainability Index for the Financial Services Industry," which he co-authored with Dr. Brill, has been accepted for publication at the ACME/FBD annual meeting in Houston, TX, on March 9-11, 2010. With Dr. Sue McGorry, Dr. Gilfoil co-authored a paper entitled "Stakeholder Metrics and MBA Program Quality" which he will present at the 2011 ACME/Marketing Metrics Track Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, on March 9-11, 2010.
From April to December 2010, Mr. Chuck Gloman, has had the following articles published:
- Government Video -- "Audio Technica Gets Unwired" -- April 2010 (DeSales student in photo). New, ultra mini wireless microphones have an extended range alleviating tangled wires.
- Digital Video -- "Led Location Lighting" -- May 2010 (Cover Shot with DeSales Student). LED lights are the newest trend in lighting when shooting on location.
- Government Video-- "Am I Blue?" -- May 2010. Using the first Blu-ray recorder with a built in hard drive.
- Shutterbug -- "Using Fill Flash for Outdoor Portraits" -- July 2010 (8 DeSales students in photos). How to take portraits outdoors using the camera's flash.
- TV Technology -- "Zylight IS3 Intelligent LED Light" -- October 6, 2010 (DeSales student in photo). How to use a mixed color temperature LED light.
- Shutterbug --"Test Driving LED Lights" -- November 2010 (Seven DeSales students in photos). How to use LED lighting as supplemental lighting in photography.
- Shutterbug -- "Window Lighting" -- November 2010 (Five DeSales students in photos). How to light your talent using window light as your key source of illumination.
- Shutterbug -- "Fall Portraits Outdoors" -- November 2010 (Cover Photograph and Story) (Seven DeSales students in photos). Using fall colors as a backdrop for portraits.
- Expert Photo Techniques-- "Fill Flash Won't Do" -- 2010/2011 Annual (DeSales students in photos). Using reflectors to add light when shooting portraits outdoors.
- Expert Photo Techniques -- "Solving Lighting Challenges" -- 2010/2011 Annual (Four DeSales students and one DeSales faculty in photos). How to solve difficult lighting challenges when shooting.
- Expert Photo Techniques -- "Getting the Sun Behind You" -- 2010/2011 Annual (DeSales students in photos). Using backlighting to get the best image.
- Digital Video Magazine -- "Padded Protection" -- December 2010. A review of a backpack style camera bag for video equipment.
Dr. Maura Hearden will make a panel presentation entitled "Marian Dimensions of Muslim-Christian Dialogue" at the Catholic Theological Society of America's national conference in San Jose, CA, in June 2011.
Dr. Tahereh Hojjat attended a workshop on "Export University, Educating Towards Export Excellence," sponsored by the Philadelphia Export Council, Department of Commerce on July 29, 2010. She was a reviewer for the book proposal Questioning Financial Governance from A Feminist Perspective which was submitted to Routledge Publisher for publication consideration. Her joint research paper with Dr. Hasan Shahpari, "The Foundations of Islamic Economy: A Critical Structural-Functionalism Approach," was published by the Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, Winter 2010. Dr. Hojjat attended the "International Business and Economics Research Conference" in Nevada on October 11-13, 2010, where she presented a paper entitled "How Does Globalization Affect Inflation in the United States?" Her paper received a Best Paper in Session award, which means it will be published in the proceedings and the submission fee will be waived. She also chaired a session on "Economics" and was a discussant for two papers.
Dr. Patrick Kenny's "Message from the President" entitled "The Healthcare Needs of Our Veterans" was published in the September 2010 issue of the Pennsylvania Nurse by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. Dr. Kenny has been appointed to the Nominations and Elections Task Force of the American Nurses Association, and he was appointed secretary of the Association of Nurses in AIDS care.
Miss Susan Lehman's play entitled "Cupl' Coffee" will be performed at the Art, Life, Action New Play Festival on January 20 & 22, 2011, in Philadelphia.
Ms. Debbie Malone has been elected Vice-President/President Elect of the Pennsylvania Library Association. Her serving in this capacity provides excellent recognition of both Ms. Malone and DeSales University by the state association.
Dr. Sue McGorry's article entitled "Extreme E-Service Learning: E-Service Learning in the 100% Online Course" was published in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. She has served as a reviewer for the 2010 Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, reviewer and track chair for the 2011 Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators' Conference in Houston, TX, and reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Online Teaching and Learning.
Ms. Juilene Osborne-McKnight published poems in Blue Unicorn, POEM of the University of Alabama at Huntsville, The Lyric, and Philadelphia Stories in 2010.
Dr. Carol Mest received a $36,454 Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation Nurse Education Grant which may be used in the 2010-2011 academic year for either undergraduate nursing students or MSN students in the Nurse Educator concentration.
Ms. Ann Michael has had her fourth chapbook collection of poetry, The Capable Heart, published by FootHills Publishing of Katonah, NY. Ms. Michael's poems "Monet Paints the Cathedral," "Jurors," and "Airport Zen Rondeau" appeared in Poetry Porch, Vol. II, and Sonnet Scroll 2010 online at www.poetryporch.com. "Game" appeared in Ouroboros Review, Vol. 4; "The Sweet Community" was published online with a featured audiofile at qarrtsiluni.com in the "Crowds" issue. "Riding-School Zendo" and "Rotation" appeared in Mad Poets Review, Vol. 23. Her review of the poetry collection This Pagan Heaven by Robin Kemp appears in the current issue of Poet's Quarterly online, along with an interview with Ian Haight, author of Borderland Roads: Selected Poetry of Ho Kyun. www.poetsquarterly.com. Ms. Michael presented a paper, "Beyond the Journey Metaphor: River as Character in Creative Non-fiction," and was a featured poetry reader for the "Commonwealth Reading" at the EAPSU Annual Conference at Penn State Lock Haven: "A River Runs through Us," on October 3, 2010. Lori A. May's book The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students (Continuum Books, Jan 2011) features a brief interview with Ms. Michael.
Dr. Mary Ellen Miller made a presentation at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver, CO, entitled "Incorporating Nursing Theories into Community Service Learning Projects in a Graduate Nursing Course."
Dr. Stephen Myers's poem "The Birds of South Africa" was published in the fall 2010 volume of Hunger Mountain. "Eight Fragments: After the Vigil for the Dead" will be published in a forthcoming volume of The South Carolina Review and "The Jews of South Africa" in a forthcoming Confrontations. Dr. Myers organized and ran the 26th annual DeSales University Poetry Festival in April 2010, with 300 students in attendance, the second highest number in the history of the Festival. He also conducted a creative writing workshop at Saucon Valley High School in April 2010.
Ms. Karen Peterson obtained a Pennsylvania license as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in December 2010.
Fr. Alexander Pocetto authored an article entitled "The Sternness of the Gentle Francis de Sales (1567-1622)" which will be published in a Festshrift honoring Fr. Antony Mookenthottam, MSFS, for his 80th birthday. Fr. Antony is one of the foremost promoters of Salesian spirituality in India and was one of the founders of S.F.S. Publications located in Bangalore. Fr. Pocetto presented an article entitled "Living the Mystery of the Visitation: The Early Visitandines as Educators" at the biennial Salesians Scholar Seminar in October, 2010, held at the DeSales Resources and Ministries Center.
Dr. Brennan Pursell's book manuscript entitled History in His Hands: A Christian Narrative of Western Civilization will be published by Crossroad.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland published two books last year, The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds (Berkley, publisher) and Inside the Minds of Sexual Predators (Praeger, publisher). In February 2011, Praeger will publish Dr. Ramsland's groundbreaking book The Mind of a Murderer: Privileged Access to the Demons that Drive Extreme Violence, and she has a contract with Prometheus to write Snap: Seizing Your Aha! Moment. She also wrote the foreword for Cheryl Paradis's book The Measure of Madness. Since spring 2010, Dr. Ramsland has published sixteen articles, among them "Drac the Ripper: Dracula's Dossier, Consciousness Disorders, and Nineteenth Century Terror," 21st Century Gothic (Scarecrow Productions); "The Truth About the Macdonald Triad," "Subliminal Hints: Building Bad Guys," and "Corrupt Camaraderie" for InSinc; "Alice Stebbins Wells: First Female Police Officer" and "Howard Teten: FBI Visionary," in The Forensic Examiner; "Serial Killers around the World," "My Secret Life, by Jack the Ripper," and "Anecdote vs. Evidence" for In Cold Blood; and "Trauma Myths" and "Current Status and Future of Clinical Psychology" with Dr. Amy Saborsky for Scientific Sleuthing Review. She also had an article with Dr. Jennifer Moore about self-representation accepted in a peer-reviewed forensic psychiatry journal. Dr. Ramsland interviewed scientist Deborah Blum for "Poison, Deduction, and Dedication" in The Forensic Examiner and is at work on a similar interview with the lead detective of the Ted Bundy Investigation, Robert Keppel (who will be teaching in our online MACJ program in the spring). Dr. Ramsland was also the recurring expert in Investigation Discovery's series "American Occult" (aired October 30, 2010) and was a commentator on a "Forensic Files" episode on October 22, 2010. Among her talks were the following: "Psychological Aspects of Death Investigation," at The Cyril Wecht Institute (with profiler Mark Safarik); "Panopto Presentation" as part of "Who's Got Talent" for DeSales (a program that she initiated); "Murder and Ghosts," a fundraiser for the new Sigal Museum in Easton; "Bethlehem Ghosts and Local Murder Tales" for Celebrity Luncheons (a Sacred Heart Hospital fundraiser) in Bethlehem; "What the Forensic Forerunners Forged For Us" at a ACFEI conference in Florida; "Murder in the Valley," for the Kiwanis Club, Easton, on September 15, 2010; "Paranormal Forensics" at the Midwest Ghosts Conference, on June 26, 2010; "Profiling a Crime Scene," for CrimeFite at DeSales University, in June 2010; "Writing the Nonfiction Book," for the Philadelphia Writers Conference; and "Forensic Psychology and Profiling" at State College for an organization of corrections personnel. Dr. Ramsland will teach a day-long workshop in the spring in Missouri for another probation and parole organization, and she has developed a presentation for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences with one of the prosecution team in the Jeffrey Dahmer case. She has also been invited to Northern Arizona University as a visiting speaker on neurophilosophy and the criminal brain. Dr. Ramsland also updated "Nurses who Kill," for Nursing Malpractice, 4th ed., wrote five lectures for ETS ESL program, and participated in a panel "Collector Psychology and Serial Murder" at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with Joyce Carol Oates, Louis Schlesinger, and Abby Stein. For a Brown Bag lunch at DeSales, Dr. Ramsland discussed her research on female predators. At St. Luke's Hospital, she taught a seminar about healthcare serial killers for their continuing education program, and she taught about forensic psychology and profiling to a group of crime scene personnel in May 2010.
Dr. Wayne Stuart taught a three-day advanced wound care course at the Congreso Medico Latinoamericano de Atencion y Cuidado Primario in Bogota, Colombia, on June 3-5, 2010, for the American College of Certified Wound Specialists. He served as Chair of the College until December 31, 2010.
Brother Daniel Wisniewski presented a research talk entitled "Bounding the Number of Solutions to Tetranomial Thue Equations" at the Western Number Theory Conference sponsored by Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) and held at Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, December 15-17, 2010. He presented a paper entitled "Tetranomial Thue Equations of Small Degree" during the Mathematical Association of America Contributed Papers Session at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans, LA, January 6-10, 2011. The research he presented at these two conferences is the product of joint work that Brother Wisniewski did with Dr. Helen Grundman of the Department of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. Brother Wisniewski was a reviewer for the 2007-2008 Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Yearbook: Focusing the Mathematics Curriculum, published and distributed in October 2010. He made a presentation entitled "True Friendship in the Salesian Tradition" at Annecy Hall, Childs, MD, December 14, 2010. He was a participant at the 2010 Salesian Scholars Seminar sponsored by DeSales Resources & Ministries, Stella Niagara, NY, October 20-24, 2010.
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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.