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Dr. Roger Aliaga-Diaz
professor of economics, and a colleague presented the paper “The Cyclical Behavior of Bank Price-Cost Margins” at the Southern Economic Association in Charleston, SC.
music industry student, won first and third place, respectively, for his songs Tomorrow and Acid Domination in the Techno Song category in the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards.
interior design graduate student, had her chair included in the Young Americans Exhibit at the Pratt Institute Design Center Gallery.
assistant professor of visual studies, had the solo exhibition, “Recollection,” in the 2006 Art Basel Miami Beach. Blazina’s work was exhibited at the Bridge Art Fair at the Catalina Hotel in Miami.
Dr. Laurie Bonnici
assistant professor of IST, and colleagues had the article “The Development of a Facet Analysis System to Identify and Measure the Dimensions of Interaction in Online Learning” accepted for publication in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Bonnici received the Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award by ASIST SIG-USE for “Information Acquisition and Life Satisfaction in Cancer Survivors.”
assistant professor of visual studies, delivered the public lecture “Trade, Religion and Politics: The Life and Art of Ancient Gandhara” as an invited speaker at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Dr. David Brooks
research associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, presented a tutorial on the design and application of inexpensive atmosphere-monitoring instruments and one of three invited opening lectures on the design and use on inexpensive sun photometers and chaired an engineering session at the First International Conference on Applied Science in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. He was the only representative from the United States to attend the conference.
Dr. Geraldine M. Budd
assistant professor in the doctoral nursing program, and colleagues published “School-Based Obesity Prevention: Research, Challenges and Recommendations” in the December 2006 issue of Journal of School Health and “Childhood Obesity: Determinents, Prevention and Treatment” in the December 2006 issue of Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Dr. Jie Cai
assistant professor of finance, recently published “What’s In the News? Information Content of S&P 500 Additions” in the forthcoming Financial Management.
Dr. Ronald J. Chapman
assistant clinical professor of behavioral and addictions counseling, moderated the panel “The NIAAA Report: Four Years Late…Have We Made a Difference?” and was lead presenter for the workshops “Facebook, MySpace and Harm Reduction: Issues of Safety in the Virtual Town Square” and “From High School to Campus: Involving Secondary Schools in the Prevention of High-Risk Collegiate Drinking” at the U.S. Department of Education’s 20th Annual National Meeting on Alcohol, Other Drugs and Violence Prevention held in Washington, D.C. Chapman was an invited participant in the Robert Wood Johnson-sponsored seminar on Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students approach held at the University of Washington’s Addictive Behaviors Research Center.
Dr. Chaomei Chen
associate professor of IST, gave the invited plenary lecture “Visual Analysis of Concept Change and Information Diffusion,” chaired the workshop “Visual Analytics of the Evolution and Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge” and chaired three information sessions at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Information Sciences and Technologies. Chen, Dr. Xia Lin, associate professor of IST, and a colleague presented “Trailblazing through a Knowledge Space of Science: Forward Citation Expansion in CiteSeer” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology in Austin, Texas. Chen chaired a session on citation analysis and gave a panel talk on “Search Results Visualization” at the conference.
Dr. David DeMatteo
assistant professor of psychology, was selected as one of two keynote speakers for the Second Annual Philadelphia Area Psi Chi Research Conference to be held in March at the University of Pennsylvania. DeMatteo will discuss his research on the use and misuse of psychological instruments in court.
Dr. Daniel Dorn
assistant professor of finance, and a colleague presented the paper “Turnover and Volatility” at the University of North Carolina-Chapel-Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Drs. Patricia Dunphy Supplee
assistant professor of nursing, and Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, associate professor and associate dean of undergraduate nursing, master’s of nursing and continuing nursing education programs, published “Hard Work Pays Dividends: Nursing Programs Strive for An Increase in First Time NCLEX Pass Rates for Students” in Advance for Nursing, vol. 8, no. 16, pp. 22. They presented “Designing and Evaluating Accelerated BSN Programs” at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Dr. Susan Gasson
associate professor of IST, was a panelist for “Developing Promising Research Agendas and Partnerships in Knowledge Management” at the Second Annual i-Conference at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Dr. Marla J. Gold
dean of the School of Public Health, co-chaired a funding discussion sponsored by the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund and held on the University City Main Campus in November. The focus was on health and wellness issues and funding projects.
Bernard D. Gollotti
senior associate vice president of public safety, had the presentation "The Use of Wireless Networks in Situational and Operational Awareness" accepted for the American Society for Industrial Security Professional Development Course, Emerging Trends in Security conference to be held in San Antonio in May.
Drs. Hyoil Han
assistant professor of IST, Il-Yeol Song, professor of IST, and a colleague published “A Survey of Ontology Mapping” in ACM SIGMOD Record, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 34-41.
Dr. Teresa D. Harrison
assistant professor of economics and international business, had the paper “Consolidations and Closures: An Empirical Analysis of Exits from the Hospital Industry” accepted for publication in Health Economics.
Dr. Thomas Hewett
professor of psychology and computer science, presented the invited keynote speech “DragonForce Evaluation: Improving Response Capability for First Responders” at the IEEE Carnahan Conference on Security Technology in Lexington, Ky. A version of this talk was also presented as part of the seminar series for the faculty of Information Technology at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Gregory Hislop
associate professor of IST, presented the paper “Scaffolding Student Work in Capstone Design Courses” at the 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education conference in San Diego. He presented “Cost Analysis Approaches to Guide Development of Online Education at the 12th International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Fla.
Dr. Barbara Hornum
associate professor of culture and communication and director of the Drexel Center for Academic Excellence, and Antonis Asprakis, assistant to the director of the Center for Academic Excellence, hosted a roundtable discussion on the activities of the Drexel Center for Academic Excellence at the 2006 AAC&U Conference on Faculty Work and the New Academy held in Chicago.
Dr. Xiaohua Tony Hu
assistant professor of IST, will serve as PC co-chair for the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Data Mining and Information Retrieval and the 2007 PAKDD International Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics. Hu and colleagues edited Transactions on Computational Systems Biology V (Springer 2006). Hu and colleagues also published “Data Mining and Predictive Modeling of Biomolecular Network from Biomedical Literature Databases” in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; “A Novel Approach for Mining and Dynamic Fuzzy Simulations of Biomolecular Network” in IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems; and “Diminishing Downsides of Data Mining” in the International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining.
Jae Yoon Jeong
fashion design graduate student, won the JC/DC Award in the garment design category at the International Arts of Fashion Competition. She received a two-month internship within the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac House in Paris.
David P. Kimsey
mathematics undergraduate, presented the paper “Normal and Commuting Completions” at the Second International Workshop on Matrix Analysis and Applications held at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Drs. Xia Lin
associate professor of IST, Xiaohua Tony Hu, assistant professor of IST, and colleagues published “Relation-Based Document Retrieval for Biomedical IR” in LNCS Computational Systems Biology, vol. 4, pp. 112-28.
Dr. Longjian Liu
associate professor of public health, presented “Gender Differences of Dietary Biomarkers and Its Relation to Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality” at two major hypertension symposia in Japan in October.
Mark E. Lomax
education graduate student, was promoted to the rank of major and director of bureau training and education by the Pennsylvania State Police.
Dr. Mariadelaluz Matus-Mendoza
assistant professor of Spanish, had the article “Road to Kenny: Migration and Affricate /ã/” accepted for publication in Southwestern Journal of Sociolinguistics.
Dr. Katherine McCann
professor and associate dean of IST, Nan Zhou, IST doctoral student, and Shantanu Pai, IST doctoral student, participated in the Doctoral Colloquium at the Second Annual i-Conference at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Dr. James Mitchell
associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, presented “Looking at Buildings - Usability Issues” as an invited guest speaker at Philadelphia’s Second Annual World Usability Day event, “User Experience beyond the Web.”
assistant professor of photography, exhibited her collection “The Orchard Series” as part of the show “Inspiration, Process and Place” at the Sandy Carson Gallery in Denver.
Mark J. Mondrinos
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems (Biomed) doctoral student, Sirma Koutzaki, pediatric surgery staff member and Biomed student, Eugean Jiwanmall, business administration graduate student, Drs. Mengyan Li, Biomed research assistant professor, Jean-Pierre De Chadarevian, professor of pathology and pediatrics, Peter I. Lelkes, Calhoun Chair Professor of Biomed, and Christine M. Finck, assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics, published the article “Engineering Three-Dimensional Pulmonary Tissue Constructs” in Tissue Engineering, vol.12, no. 4.
Dr. Karen Moxon
associate professor of Biomed, was selected as a co-investigator for one of the first-awarded NIH Training Grants in Computational Neuroscience, a program that involves interaction with Drexel, Temple University, Swarthmore College, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania.
Renee Norris Jones
interior design graduate student, won second prize in the Red Bull Art of the Can Competition for her sculpture “Unfiltered.” The sculpture was exhibited at the Mason Murer Fine Art Center in Atlanta and then added to the Red Bull permanent collection.
Dr. Anne Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood
assistant professor of French, organized the MLA/WIF session “Célibataires ou Célibattantes” and presented the paper “Toutes Célibataires, Jeunes, Jolies, Intelligentes et… Célibattantes?” at the annual Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia.
Dr. Jung-ran Park
assistant professor of IST, published the book chapter “Western Politeness Theory and Non-Western Context” in Discourse as Cultural Struggle pp. 123-41 (Hong Kong University Press). She will publish “Socio-Interactional and Interpersonal Patterns in CMC: A Discourse Analysis of Online Chat” in Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication (Idea Group Reference).
Dr. Hernando Perez
assistant professor of public health, co-authored “Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus and Antibiotic-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Residential Indoor Bioaerosols” in the December 2006 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. Perez and Dr. Zekarias Berhane, assistant professor of public health, co-authored “Evaluation of Culturable Particle Load on HVAC Filters Before and After Remediation: A Pilot Study” in the December 2006 issue of Indoor and Built Environment.
Dr. Scott Robertson
associate professor of IST, discussed political blogging as a panelist for “Social Networks: The Impact of Blogs and Online Community on Social Engagement” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology in Austin, Texas. He discussed his research on political information-seeking at the workshop “Research on the U.S. Voting System: Matching Needs with Knowledge” held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.
assistant dean for fraternity and sorority life, and Kathleen Peoples, coordinator of fraternity and sorority life, presented the three-hour pre-conference program “Changing a Campus Culture” at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association of Fraternity Advisors in New Orleans.
who will receive her master of public health degree this year, won the grand prize at the 2006 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Boston for “Improving the Knowledge of Minority Populations through the Use of Beauty Salon-Based Health Education Programs.”
Dr. Arthur B. Shostak
emeritus professor of sociology, led a workshop on labor union advances for the education department of the Machinists Union at its training center in Placid Harbor, Md. He presented “CyberUnion Advances Here and Abroad” at the 2006 Annual Labortech Conference in San Francisco, and “Women in the Early 21st Century” to the Cosmo Club of Professional and Executive Women in Philadelphia.
Dr. Scot Silverstein
assistant professor of healthcare informatics and information technology and director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics, presented the poster “Access Patterns to a Web site on Healthcare IT Difficulties” and represented the AMIA Clinical Information Systems Working Group in the workshop “Avoiding the F-Word: IT Project Morbidity, Mortality and Immortality” at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Drs. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow
associate professor and associate dean of undergraduate nursing, master’s of nursing and continuing nursing education programs, H. Michael Dreher, director and associate professor of doctoral nursing programs, and Fran Cornelius, assistant professor of nursing, published “Technology-Infused Nursing Education: The Drexel Model” in Nursing Spectrum, vol. 15, no. 15, pp. 22-3. Smith Glasgow and Debra Shearer, assistant professor of nursing, presented “The Development of Adjunct Faculty: A Viable Option for the Nursing Faculty Shortage” at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference in Orlando, Fla. Smith Glasgow and a colleague published “Diethylstilbestrol Over the Decades” in the Advance for Nursing electronic publication.
Drs. Il-Yeol Song
professor of IST, Xiaohua Tony Hu, assistant professor of IST, and colleagues, had “Integration of Association Rules and Ontology for Semantic Query Expansion” accepted for publication in Journal of Data and Knowledge Engineering, and published “Designing a Data Warehouse for Cyber Forensics” in Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, vol. 1, no. 3. Song and colleagues published “A UML Profile for Multidimensional Modeling in Data Warehouses” in Data & Knowledge Engineering, vol. 59, pp. 725-69.
Drs. George Tsakumis
assistant professor of accounting, and Christopher Agoglia, associate professor of accounting, presented the paper “The Effect of Fraud Assessment Documentation Structure on Auditors’ Ability to Identify Control Weaknesses: The Moderating Role of Reviewer Experience” (co-authored with Cathy Beaudoin, accounting doctoral student) at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Michael Vogeley
associate professor of physics, was a co-organizer and speaker at the Cosmic Voids meeting hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam.
education student, was nominated for 2006 Teacher of the Year in Lamar County, Ga.
Drs. Rosina Weber
assistant professor of IST, Michael Atwood, IST professor, director of the Ph.D. program and associate dean, and colleagues published “Designing a Knowledge Management Approach for the CAMRA Community of Science” in Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management (Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag).
Dr. Yen Wei
Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry and director of the Center for Polymers and Materials Chemistry, presented the invited paper “Templated Synthesis of Novel Electroactive Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Materials” (co-authored by Yi Guo, chemistry Ph.D. candidate, Andreas Mylonakis, chemistry Ph.D. candidate, and Drs. Zongtao Zhang, research associate professor of chemistry, and Peter Lelkes, Calhoun Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems) at the Seventh National Conference on Functional Organic Solids in Suzhou, China. Wei delivered invited lectures on “Nanostructured Materials for Bioscience and Biotechnology” at Wuhan University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China. He was honored with a guest professorship at HUST and gave a seminar on “The Joy of Being a Chemist” to the general student population as part of HUST’s Spirit and Practice of Sciences Distinguished Lecture. He also gave an invited talk on “Organic-Inorganic Hybrid and Nanostructured Materials for Dental and Other Biomedical Applications” at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Dr. Howard White
professor emeritus of IST, delivered the keynote address on “Fame, Citation and Collection Development” at the fall conference of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science in Seoul.
Dr. Hugo J. Woerdeman
professor and mathematics department head, served on the program organizing committee and presented “The Fischer-Frobenius Transformation and Outer Factorization” at the Second International Workshop on Matrix Analysis and Applications held at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
graphic design undergraduate, Gina LaManna, graphic design undergraduate, and Don Haring Jr., graphic design adjunct professor, had work selected for publication in Creativity Annual (Harper Collins). Zuczek’s poster for the movie Sideways, LaManna’s poster for The Constant Gardner and Haring’s poster for the exhibit “GRAPHIC NOISE: Art at 1,000db” will be included in the book.