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Dr. Christopher Agoglia
[p] associate professor of accounting, and alumnus Dr. Joseph Brazel ‘04, presented the paper “The Effect of Risk of Misstatement and Workload Pressure on the Choice of Workpaper Review Format” at the International Symposium on Audit Research in Shanghai.
Dr. Denise E. Agosto
assistant professor at the College of Information Science and Technology, was elected vice chair/chair elect of the American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table.
Jade Mitchell Blackwood
doctoral student in civil, architectural and environmental engineering, received the Biological Stressors Specialty Group Student Merit Award from the Society for Risk Assessment.
Dr. Lisa Bowleg
assistant professor at the School of Public Health, received an honorable mention award from the Psychology of Black Women Section of the American Psychological Association (APA) in the 2007 Carolyn Payton Early Career Award paper competition for her article “The Ball Was Always in His Court: An Exploratory Analysis of Relationship Scripts, Sexual Scripts and Condom Use Among African American Women.”
Dr. Robert P. Boyer
professor of mathematics, and Ted Theodosopoulos of IKOS Research, United Kingdom, co-authored the article “Periodic attractors of random truncator maps,” which was published in Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications Volume 382, Issue 1, in August.
Dr. Pia Brancaccio
assistant professor of visual studies, collaborated with two members of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan on the book Repertorio Terminologico per la Schedatura Delle Sculture Dell’arte Gandharica, published by the Oriental Institute in Rome.
Dr. Jay Cai
ssistant professor of finance, presented the paper “Electing Directors” at the Western Finance Association Meeting. The paper is co-authored by Dr. Ralph Walkling, Stratakis Chair Professor in Corporate Governance and executive director of the Center for Corporate Governance, and Dr. Jacqueline Garner, associate professor of finance, who also attended the meeting.
Dr. Chaomei Chen
associate professor at the College of Information Science and Technology (IST), attended the editorial meeting of the Journal of Infometrics in June. Dr. Chen, Dr. Il-Yeol Song, professor of IST, and Weizhong Zhu, IST doctoral student, wrote and presented “Trends in conceptual modeling: Citation analysis of the ER conference papers (1979-2005),” at the 11th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Infometrics (ISSI 2007) in June. Dr. Chen presented a full paper, chaired a session and gave the invited talk “Taking CiteSpace to Science: New Applications to Visualization Programming” at ISSI 2007. Dr. Chen presented a full paper at the IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2007) in June. Dr. Chen, Weizhong Zhu, and others presented “Tracing conceptual and geospatial diffusion of knowledge” at HCI International 2007 in July. Dr. Chen, Weizhong Zhu, Michael S. Vogeley, associate professor of physics and Jian (James) Zhang, IST doctoral student, presented “Delineating the citation impact of scientific discoveries,” at the IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2007).
’07, graphic design alumni, and Patrick McKeever ’07, graphic design alumni, won Association for Excellence Awards at the 37th Annual University and College Designers International Design Competition for their senior thesis book design projects.
Dr. Curtis E. Cummings
associate professor at the School of Public Health, and Elisaveta Stikova, professor at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in the Republic of Macedonia, co-edited the book Strengthening National Public Health Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Biological and Radiological Agent Threats. Dr. Cummings and Carol S. Larach co-authored “The Need to Strengthen National Public Health Preparedness and Response to CBR (Chemical, Biological and Radiological) Agent Threats,” which was published in the 10th edition of Eurodialogue, Journal for European Issues. Dr. Cummings and Peter D. Rumm, associate professor of environmental and occupational health, co-authored “Social Marketing as a Potentially Valuable Tool for Preparedness,” published in the 10th edition of Eurodialogue, Journal for European Issues.
Belinha de Abreu
auxiliary assistant professor in the College of Information Science and Technology (IST), presented “Collaboration Station: Lessons and Approaches to Working Together in the 21st Century Classroom” and participated in the panel “Fair Use in the Age of YouTube: Media Literacy and Copyright Issues” during the National Media Education Conference in June.
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk
J. Harland Billings Professor of Mechanical Engineering and alumnus Dr. Yiqiang Lin, co-authored the papers “Numerical Simulation of an Acoustically Driven Resonator with Internal Thin Parallel Plates” and “Experimental and Numerical Studies of Thermally Induced Acoustic Waves in a Closed Enclosure.” Dr. Farouk presented both papers at the ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Conference.
Dr. David E. Fenske
Dean of the College of Information Science and Technology (IST), attended the Sloan-C Blended Learning and Higher Education Workshop, the ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, the ALA (American Library Association) Conference, and the iSchools Caucus Meeting in June.
graphic design student, was among 12 semi-finalists in the poster design category at The Hollywood Reporter’s 6th Annual Student Key Art Awards for her poster for the movie “Walk the Line.”
Dr. Janet Fleetwood
associate provost for faculty development and equity, conducted sessions in strategic career mapping, on creating scholarly work from clinical and teaching activity at the American Association of Medical Colleges Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar.
visiting associate professor of law, presented the talk “What’s Going on Here? Is Applied Legal Storytelling Political?” at the first annual Applied Legal Storytelling conference in July. Foley also helped organize the conference, which sought to explore the role of narrative in legal practice and legal education, included presentations by almost fifty legal professionals from diverse areas of legal study and practice.
Dr. Arthur L. Frank
professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health, was a guest lecturer at the Maulana Azad Medical College in India.
graphic design student, won an Association for Excellence Award at the 37th Annual University and College Designers International Design Competition for a logo she designed as part of Visual Communications 1 class taught by E. June Roberts-Lunn, assistant professor of graphic design.
associate professor and director of the Humanities Scholar Program in the Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, published the article “The Role of Spirituality and Religion in Coping with Cancer” in the July/August issue of Coping magazine.
Dr. Vladimir Genis
associate professor and program director for the Applied Engineering Technology program at Goodwin College of Professional Studies, participated as a panelist in the “Leveraging e-resources in the Engineering Classroom” forum and presented the papers “Development of NDE Laboratory for AET Students and Certification Program” (co-authored with D. Spang, A. Genis, and T. Midora) and “Senior Design Project in Biomedical Engineering Education” at the Annual ASEE Conference in June. Dr. Genis met with representatives of Physical Acoustics Corporation and discussed training and certification opportunities in nondestructive testing for Mid-Atlantic companies in collaboration with the Applied Engineering Technology program`s faculty and laboratory facilities in May.
screenwriting and playwriting student, was awarded $1,000 and the title “Philly’s Phunniest Person” at the Helium Comedy Club in Center City.
instructor of graphic design, presented at the design education seminar on the environmental graphic design track to be offered by the graphic design program beginning this fall, and on the direction of education in graphic and environmental design at the annual conference of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design in Boston.
associate professor of screenwriting and playwriting, was nominated for a Barrymore Award in the Outstanding New Play category for “Dex & Julie Sittin’ in a Tree,” which ran at the Arden Theater from January through March, with an extended run by popular demand.
Dr. Jeffrey Greenhaus
William A. Mackie Chair Professor of Management, received the 2007 Everett Cherrington Hughes Award for Careers Scholarship at the Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting in August.
Dr. Patrick Gurian
assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, and doctoral students Arun Kumar and Jade Blackwood presented “Retention of Iron-Oxide Coating by Polypropylene Fibers Under Pressurized Flow Conditions” and “Effect of Time and pH History on Arsenic Removal by Granular Iron Hydroxide Media” at the annual meeting of the American Water Works Association.
Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh
professor of economics and international business, and A. Khelil had their article “Sources of Growth in Jordan’s Manufacturing: Impacts of Second-Hand Sanctions” published in the spring 2007 issue of Global Review of Business and Economics Research. Dr. Hammoudeh also organized and chaired the session “Commodity and Financial Markets” and presented the papers “Asymmetric Adjustments in Commodity Markets” and “Co-movements among Strategic Commodities, Interest Rate and Exchange Rate: a New Look” at the 82nd Western Economic Association International Conference.
undergraduate mechanical engineering and mechanics student, is the 2007 recipient of the $3,000 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Charles T. Main Gold Award for distinguished service as president of Drexel’s ASME student section, for service as Region III/District B Student Section Committee Representative, member-at-large on the Committee on Early Career Development and chair of the Early Career Forum Committee.
Dr. Grace Hsuan
associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, was noted in Construction Digest for her research and development of the Rate Process Method, a new test protocol for corrugated high-density polyethylene pipe. The findings of this research were published and presented at the Plastics Pipes XIII Conference, and the extended technical paper was published in the June issue of Plastic, Rubber and Composite.
Dr. Dmitry Kaliuzhnyi-Verbovetskyi
assistant professor of mathematics, presented the talk “Conservative dilations of dissipative multidimensional systems in the commutative and non-commutative settings” at the International Characteristic Functions and Transfer Functions in Operator Theory and System Theory Conference in July. The conference was dedicated to Paul Fuhrmann on his 70th anniversary and to the memory of Moshe Livsic on his 90th anniversary.
undergraduate in BIOMED and others, won third prize in the final round of the 2007 Drexel Business Plan Competition for “Neuthao Technologies,” a development stage company that seeks to design, develop, manufacture, and market implantable Closed-Loop Neuromodulation medical devices for patients suffering from neurological disorders.
Autumn Kietponglert ’07
Rebecca Wolfrum ‘07 and Lindsey Hatfield ’07, fashion design alumni, have had their designs accepted into the annual International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Design Exhibition Competition.
Dr. MinJun Kim
assistant professor in mechanical engineering and mechanics, and colleagues published “Control of microfabricated structures powered by flagellate bacteria using phototaxis,” in Applied Physics Letter (Vol. 90, No. 26), and the July 9 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscience & Technology.
graduate student in BIOMED, won the second-place prize in the Ph.D. Student Poster Competition at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2007 Bioengineering Conference (Solid Mechanics Division) for the poster “Nonlinear Elastic Behavior of Achilles Tendon at the Fascicle Scale: Sequential Sectioning and Direct Strain Measurement.”
Dr. Bradley Layton
assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, chaired the Cell and Molecular Mechanics Theme at the 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in August. Dr. Layton will speak at the University of Colorado Boulder in September and at Carnegie Mellon University in October.
master’s student in BIOMED, was awarded the 2007 “Outstanding Master’s Student in the Physical and Life Sciences Award” for his thesis “Parameter Optimization during Development of a Polymeric Ultrasound Contrast Agent.”
Dr. Longjian Liu
associate professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine at the School of Public Health, contributed to the latest edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) STEPS Surveillance Manual: The WHO Stepwise Approach to Chronic Disease Risk Factor Surveillance.
undergraduate in interior design, was awarded the $100 third-place prize for her design of a high-tech camera shop in the 2006-2007 JBH3 and Associates Competition.
Dr. Roger McCain
professor of economics, presented his paper “Evolutionary Schemas for Unified Socio-Economic Science” at the triennial conference of ICAPE, the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics in June. His book Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy was translated into Korean by Kyu Uck Lee.
undergraduate in interior design, was awarded the $500 first prize for her design of an upscale shoe shop in the 2006-2007 JBH3 and Associates Competition.
doctoral student in BIOMED, was awarded the 2007 “Best Dissertation in the Physical and Life Sciences Award” for his thesis “In Vitro Engineering and In Vivo Engraftment of Vascularized Fetal Distal Lung Tissue Constructs.”
Dr. Glen Muschio
associate professor of digital media, and Christopher Redmann, assistant professor of digital media, will give a presentation at the 12th International Cultural Heritage and New Technologies Conference in Vienna in November. Digital media students Brian Gadomski, Andrew Nicolo and Andrew Patras created the poster that will be featured in the presentation.
Dr. Greg Naber
senior lecturer of mathematics, presented the talk “Differential Topology and Physics” at the International Conference on Dynamical Systems in Turkey in June. Dr. Naber delivered a series of lectures on “Supermanifolds” and attended a workshop on “Recent Developments in Quantum Field Theory” at the Max Planck Institute in Germany in July.
Dr. Pravin Nath
Dr. Pravin Nath, assistant professor of marketing, was featured in “Chief Marketing Officers: A Study of Their Presence in Firms’ Top Management Teams,” an article published in Advertising Age magazine, July 9.
Dr. Paul Oh
associate professor in mechanical engineering and mechanics, co-chaired the Robotics Exhibition and Workshop for the 2007 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in July. Dr. Oh was appointed lead chair for the 2008 AAAI event. Dr. Oh, was the guest speaker for the Unmanned Systems and Robotics Symposium held at the FAA Tech Center in June.
Dr. Jung-ran Park
assistant professor at the College of Information Science and Technology, wrote “Interpersonal and Affective Communication in Synchronous Online Discourse,” published in the Special Issue on Discursive Approaches to Information Seeking in Context of the Library Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 2 (S. Talja and P.J. McKenzie eds), 2007.
assistant professor of digital media, was the visual effects artist on the film Rocketboy, which was named “Best Comics Oriented Film” at the 2007 Comic-Con International in San Diego.
undergraduate in Interior Design, was awarded the $250 second-place prize for her design of a zany skate boarding shop in the 2006-2007 JBH3 and Associates Competition.
Dr. Arthur Shostak
emeritus professor of sociology, gave an invited address “The World in 2020” for the Harvard Alumni Club at the American Club in Tokyo and was a guest professor at Tamkang University, in Tamsui, Taiwan, where he gave several public lectures and offered classes in futures methodologies. Dr. Shostak gave the keynote address “Information Technologies in 2020” at the second annual meeting of the Digital Media Association in Seoul, South Korea; gave an invited talk to the Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of South Korea; was the principal speaker in Seoul at the Annual Meeting of the South Korea Futures Association; and conducted research while touring in China and Hong Kong in May. Dr. Shostak was a guest lecturer in Ontario, Canada, for the National Union of Professional and Governmental Employees in August. Dr. Shostak authored and published “Boomer Alert! Trends Worth Careful Attention” in Career Planning and Adult Development, Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 2006; “Humanist Sociology and Holocaust Memorialization: On Accenting the Positive” in Humanity & Society, Vol. 31, No. 1, February 2007; “Critique of Applied Sociology Papers” in the Journal of Applied Social Science, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2007; and “Making the Most of Technology” in Union Futures, a pamphlet published by the Union Ideas Network, Trade Union Congress, London, August 2007.
Dr. Scot Silverstein
assistant professor of healthcare informatics and information technology and Director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics, was a speaker in the “Mitigating eDiscovery Risks Through Better Information Engineering: Thoughts from Clinical Informatics Professionals” session at the American Health Information Management Association conference.
assistant professor of visual studies, will exhibit her work in Art of the City, at City Hall in Philadelphia from July 12 through October 5, 2007.
Dr. Wei Sun
associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, conducted an invited workshop presentation on “Recent Developments in Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials” at the Society for Biomaterials 2007 Annual Meeting recently. Dr. Sun conducted an invited keynote presentation on “Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering” at the 2007 International Conference on Manufacturing Automation and conducted the invited presentation, “From Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering to Biomanufacturing,” at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore, in May.
Dr. Lisa Ulmer
professor and chair of the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the School of Public Health, served on the following expert advisory panels meetings: the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (White House Office of National Drug Control Policy); National Board of Public Health Examiners Study Guide; and Society for Prevention Research Knowledge Task Force. Dr. Ulmer served on the peer review panel for the following Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs: Prostate Cancer Training, Historically Black Colleges and Universities—Minority Institutions, Ovarian Cancer Research Program and Breast Cancer Research Program. Dr. Ulmer’s abstract on a colorectal cancer education initiative that helped increase cancer screening rates across Pennsylvania by persons 50 or older was accepted for presentation at the National Prevention and Health Promotion Summit: Creating a Culture of Wellness, in November.
Dr. Sheila R. Vaidya
associate director for research and outreach at the School of Education (SOE) and Dr. Kristen Betts, assistant professor at the SOE, presented the paper “A study of teacher development in a virtual learning community environment” at the 9th International Conference on Education.
Dr. Joan Weiner
professor of management, served as program chair for the Eastern Academy of Management’s “Managing in a Global Economy XII” program and convened a roundtable on “Cultural Perspectives and Challenges in Health Delivery Systems” in June.
Michael G. Welker
instructor of accounting, was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the students in Cohort 1 of the Great Valley LEAD MBA Program in June.
Dr. Hugo J. Woerdeman
professor and department head of mathematics, was invited to Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel as a Faculty of Natural Sciences Distinguished Scientist Visitors Program Visiting Fellow. He gave the invited lecture “Higher rank numerical range and complex valued inner products,” based on joint work with Dr. Anatolli Grinshpan, visiting assistant professor.
Dr. Thomas Yu
associate professor of mathematics, and Gang Xie, post doctorate student in mathematics, co-authored the article “Smoothness Equivalence Properties of Manifold-Valued Data Subdivision Schemes based on the Projection Approach,” in the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Vol. 45, No. 3.