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Dr. Eileen Abels
professor, The iSchool at Drexel, was the recipient of the 2008 Thomson ISI Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award, presented to Dr. Abels at the ASIS&T annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Denise Agosto
associate professor, The iSchool at Drexel, was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Information Technology Education.
Dr. Rolph Anderson
Royal H. Gibson, Sr. Professor of Marketing, Dr. Srini Srinivasan, professor of marketing, and Dr. Hyokjin Kwak, associate professor of marketing, published their research paper, “Performance Appraisals of Sales Managers: An Empirical Investigation,” in the 2008 Proceedings of the World Marketing Conference at the Korean Academy of Marketing Science, Shanghai, China.
Dr. Trina Larsen Andras
professor of marketing, and Marina Puzakova and George M. Zinkhan, doctoral students in marketing, published “The Role of Interpersonal Orientation, Cognitive Endeavor and Advertising in Consumer Ethnocentrism: A Conceptual Model,” in Excellence in Marketing Research: Striving for Impact.
Dr. Michel Barsoum
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, currently on sabbatical, joined Los Alamos Neutron Science Center’s (LANSCE) Lujan Center as its sixth John Wheatley Scholar. He will be at Los Alamos for one year.
Dr. Marco Cannella
assistant professor of rehabilitation sciences, Dr. Michele Marcolongo, associate professor of materials science and engineering, and colleagues from the University of Delaware published a paper, “23Na TQF NMR Imaging for the Study of Spinal Disc Tissue,” in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance.
adjunct professor of entertainment and arts management, helped organize the U.S. Sports Film Festival in Philadelphia. The festival included classic sports films, in-depth documentaries and never-before seen releases as well as lectures, receptions and panel discussions.
Dr. Chaomei Chen
associate professor, and Jian Zhang, doctoral student, The iSchool at Drexel, with Dr. Michael S. Vogeley, Dr. Danny Pan and Dr. John Parejko, professors of physics, received a semifinalist honor award from the 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, jointly organized by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science for the poster,” Mapping the Universe.”
and Christopher Redmann, professors of digital media, and Daniel Letarte, graduate student in digital media, had “Extending Animator Tool Sets for Humanoid Robotics” accepted by the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI 2008) in Korea. Diefenbach will present the paper at the conference.
Dr. Dianne Dulicai
adjunct faculty, member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the first director of the Dance/ Movement Therapy Program, was awarded the American Dance Therapy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Eugenia Ellis
professor of interior design, presented “Building the Green Economy: University Research in Sustainable Systems” at Design on the Delaware, the annual conference of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
graduate student in BIOMED, won first prize and a $500 cash award for the project,”Optimization of Alginate Gel Fabrication for Maximal Neurite Growth In Vitro,” in the graduate student category of the 2007 International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) national student poster competition, held at the ISPE Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Fla.
Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow
associate professor and associate dean for undergraduate programs, MSN programs and continuing nursing, and Dr. H. Michael Dreher, associate professor and director of doctoral nursing, were invited to present “Building Human Simulation Experience into the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: Why, Where and How” and “Lessons We Have Learned in Six Years of Human Simulation” at the workshop, Developing, Financing and Implementing the Standardized Patient Experience in Nursing Education: A National Workshop on Human Simulation Strategies, held in Philadelphia. Dr. Glasgow also published “Implementing Shared Governance: The Power of Nurses” in Advances for Nursing 2008.
Don Haring Jr.
adjunct professor of graphic design, designed the artwork for the cover of Philadelphia City Paper’s election issue.
Dr. Barbara Hornum
director of the Drexel Center for Academic Excellence and associate professor of anthropology, presented a session, “Minimizing Pain, Maximizing Gain When Working With Millennial Students,” at the 2008 Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education Conference.
Dr. Dov Jaron
Calhoun Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Medicine, BIOMED, was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering (IBIB) of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Dr. MinJun Kim
assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, will organize a symposium for Microfluidics 2009: Fluid Engineering in Micro and Nanosystems at the 2009 ASME IMECE meeting. Dr. Kim will serve as chair for the symposium with his colleagues, Dr. Peter Huang, SUNY at Binghamton, and Dr. Dave Erickson of Cornell.
Dr. Hyokjin Kwak
associate professor of marketing and Dr. Rolph Anderson, Royal H. Gibson, Sr. Professor of Marketing, published their research paper, “Impact of Salesperson Macro-Adaptive Selling Strategy on Job Performance and Satisfaction,” in the Proceedings of the 2008 American Marketing Association’s Summer Educators’ Conference in San Diego, Calif.
Dr. Vicki D. Lachman
clinical associate professor of nursing, published “Making Ethical Choices: Weighing Obligations and Virtues” in Nursing 2008.
Dr. Alison M. Lewis
assistant teaching professor, The iSchool at Drexel, was selected as a 2008 Drexel University Outstanding Online Instructor. Dr. Lewis was honored at the 2008 National Distance Learning Week Awards Ceremony held on campus.
Dr. Constance Perry
associate professor of health and society, had her review of Reprogenetics: Law, Policy and Ethical Issues, by Lori P. Knowles and Gregory Kaebnick (Editors), Johns Hopkins University Press, published in Metapsychology Online.
Dr. David Raizman
professor of art history, was among a group of international scholars invited to participate in “Design: History and Identity: Second International Conference on Historical Studies in Design,” in Venice, Italy. Dr. Raizman presented a lecture, “The Design History Survey: Finding a Common Ground in an Age of the Marginal.” His textbook, History of Modern Design, is being published in Chinese.
Dr. Barry W. Ritz
research assistant professor of bioscience and biotechnology, served on the reviewer panel for the 2007 Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research, an annual bibliography released by the Office of Dietary Supplements in the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Bert Rosenbloom
Rauth Chair Professor of Marketing, has been invited to serve as the track chair for “Marketing Channels and Distribution Systems in the Global Environment,” at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Management Development Association.
associate professor of visual arts, is featured in a solo show, “Allegation of Use,” at Saint Joseph University’s Gallery through December 12.
Dr. Konstantinos Serfes
associate professor of economics, presented his paper, “Public Goods and Tax Competition in a Two-sided Model,” at Lehigh University.
Society of Physics Students
Drexel’s award-winning chapter (SPS) sent a delegation of five students to the 2008 Quadrennial Congress of Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Honor Society of Physics, at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois. Amanda White, Jerome Mlack, Alyssa Wilson, Sajjan Mehta and Andrew Eshelman, all physics undergraduates, were among 550 participants to present four posters on their undergraduate physics research and physics outreach. The delegation applied for and received a $500 Chapter Reporter Award to help defray expenses.
Diana D. Smith and Donna Torbeck, clinical instructors in the Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program, presented “Analysis of Attrition Rates and First Time PANCE Performance Among Graduate/Undergraduate Students of the Drexel Hahnemann Program 2002-06,” and “Number and Reasons for Clinical Site Discontinuation at the Drexel Hahnemann Program, 2002-06,” at the 2008 PAEA Annual Education Forum in Savannah, Ga.
Dr. Wei Sun
Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, has been appointed editor-in-chief for a new international journal, Biofabrication, published by the Institute of Physics (IOP). He was also invited as the Milliam Mong Fellow to present a series of lectures on computer-aided tissue engineering and biomanufacturing at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Srini Swaminathan
professor of marketing, and Dr. Rolph Anderson, Royal H. Gibson Sr. Professor of Marketing, had their research paper, “Cultivating Customer Loyalty: Why Businesses Do Not Have Complete Control,” accepted for presentation and publication in the Proceedings of the 2009 American Marketing Association Winter Educators’ Conference in Tampa, Fla.
Dr. Douglas Michele Turco
associate professor of sport management, presented the paper, “i-Team: An International Network for Sport Tourism Education,” at the 10th World Leisure Congress in Quebec City.
Dr. Brigita Urbanc
associate professor of physics, was selected for membership on the advisory board of the Alzheimer Research Forum.
Marcy Rauer Wagman
Marcy Rauer Wagman, professor of music industry and CEO of MAD Dragon Unltd., was appointed to the advisory board of the Future of Music Coalition. Wagman and Terry Tompkins, associate professor of music industry, presented “Student-Run University Record Labels,” at the regional conference of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) in Lancaster, Pa. Wagman also presented “The Legal Limitations on Exploiting Your Client’s Intellectual Property” at the first annual U.S. Sports Film Festival Conference.
Dr. Yoto Yotov
assistant professor of economics, presented his paper, “The Changing Incidence of Geography,” at the Midwest Meetings in International Trade, held at Ohio State University.
Dr. Lisl Zach
assistant professor, The iSchool at Drexel, participated in a panel, “Knowledge Sharing: Who Benefits and How?” and presented an overview of user studies in the arts as part of the panel session, “Mapping Work in the Arts and Humanities,” at the combined ICKM/ASIS&T Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Zach and Dr. Patrick Gurian, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering made a presentation as part of DECI’s two-day workshop, “Preparedness in the Region: Confronting Vulnerability in the Delaware Valley.” Drs. Zach and Gurian spoke on their current research in the area of communicating risk information to vulnerable populations.