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Dr. Francis K. Adams
assistant professor, construction management, had a peer-reviewed journal article, “Construction Contract Risks Management: A Study of Practices among the Construction Professions in the United Kingdom,” published in Cost Engineering: The AACE International Journal of Cost Estimation, Cost/Schedule Control and Project Management, Vol. 50, No. 1.
Dr. Christopher Agoglia
associate professor of accounting, published “Consideration of Control Environment and Fraud Risk: A Set of Instructional Exercises” in The Journal of Accounting Education.
Dr. Denise Agosto
associate professor, CoIST, published “The Female-Friendly Public Library: Gender Differences in Adolescents’ Uses and Perceptions of U.S. Public Libraries,” in Library Trends, Vol. 56, pp. 387-401.
Dr. Trina Andras
department head and professor of marketing, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Channels.
Dr. Hande Y. Benson
assistant professor of decision sciences, presented a paper, “LOQO, an Interior-point Code for Nonconvex Nonlinear Programming,” with co-authors Dr. David Shanno of Rutgers University and Dr. Robert Vanderbei of Princeton University at a recent INFORMS National Meeting in Seattle.
Dr. Pia Brancaccio
associate professor of art history, presented a poster, “Dionysus and Drama in Ancient Buddhist Art from India,” at the Conference of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C. in January.
Dr. Geraldine M. Budd
assistant professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, had two papers published: “School-based Obesity Prevention: Research, Challenges, and Recommendations,” in the December issue of the Journal of School Health and “Childhood Obesity: Determinents, Prevention, & Treatment, ” in the December issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Dr. Lisa Chiarello
associate professor, physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, recently had three peer-reviewed articles published: “Comparison of Mother-child and Father-child Play Interactions with Children with Motor Delays in Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics,” “Update of Competencies for Physical Therapists Working in Early Intervention,” and “Decision Making for Physical Therapy Service Delivery in Schools: A Nationwide Analysis by Geographic Region in Pediatric Physical Therapy.”
Dr. Anthony Curatola
Joseph F. Ford Professor of Accounting, presented the keynote address, “Tax Update,” to the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Dr. Naveen Daniel
assistant professor of finance, had a paper, “Do Firms Manage Earnings to Meet Dividend Thresholds,” co-authored with Dr. Dave Denis, Burton D. Morgan Chair of Private Enterprise, Purdue University, and Dr. Lalitha Naveen, assistant professor of finance, Temple University, accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting and Economics.
Joan Della Rocca
adjunct faculty, College of Nursing and Health Professions had a journal article, ”The Perils of Appendicitis,” published in the January issue of Nursing 2007.
Dr. Daniel Dorn
assistant professor of finance, presented a paper, “Preferred Risk Habitat of Individual Investors,” co-authored with Dr. Gur Huberman, Robert G. Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance, Columbia University, at the NBER Behavioral Finance Workshop in November. Professor Dorn presented the paper at a finance seminar at Notre Dame University.
Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis
associate professor of interior design, presented the paper, “The Cosmogenesis of Dwelling: Ancient (eco)Logical Practices of Divining the Constructed World,” at the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture in Morelia, Mexico. The ISSRNC is an international multidisciplinary community of scholars engaged in critical inquiry into the relationships among human beings and their diverse cultures, environments, religious beliefs and practices.
clinical assistant professor, physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, presented “The Presence of NMDAr1 in Forelimb Tendons in a Model of Upper Extremity Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder” and “The Presence of CGRP in Forelimb Tendons in a Model of Upper Extremity Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder,” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) in Atlanta. Fedorczyk was the recipient of the R.L Petzoldt Award for Innovation in Hand Therapy. Fedorczyk also taught a course, “Entrapment Neuropathies of the Hand and Upper Quarter,” presented a poster and clinical paper, “Healthy Healing: Maximize Your Own Tissue Healing Potential,” and presented a poster and clinical paper, “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Case Report of a Young Athlete,” with Mark T. Walsh, adjunct faculty, physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences.
Dr. Arthur L. Frank
professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health, lectured extensively in Southeast Asia and India. He presented at the Princess Chulabhorn Research Institute meeting of the Collegium Ramazzini in Bangkok, of which he is a fellow, then continued to India, giving talks at Integral University and the Sanjay Ghandi Research Institute in Lucknow, presenting to a joint labor-management safety conference for the steel industry in Visakhapatnam. In Delhi, Dr. Frank spoke at the 41st Annual Conference of the Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology. He also spoke at a workplace-related conference for the Centre of Occupational and Environmental Health of the Maulana Azad Medical College.
Dr. Kevin Gard
clinical assistant professor and associate director, physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, participated in a Webcast on www.or-live.com dealing with the treatment of chronic neck pain. Dr. Gard joined Dr. Francis Kralick, assistant professor, DUCOM and Dr. Wes Procop, Hahnemann University Hospital anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, to discuss various methods of treatment for neck pain.
Dr. Vladimir Genis
associate professor and program director of applied engineering technology at Goodwin College, presented a paper at the Annual American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Conference in Las Vegas. The paper, “Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials Course in Engineering Technology Curriculum,” was published in the conference proceedings. During the conference, Dr. Genis also chaired a session, “Personnel and Training Issues I,” and participated as a panelist in the session “Personnel and Training Issues II.”
Dr. Teresa D. Harrison
assistant professor of economics, presented a paper, “Nonprofits, Crowd-out, and Credit Constraints,” co-authored with Dr. Chris Laincz, assistant professor of economics, at the University of Texas-Arlington Economics Seminar Series.
Dr. Betty Hartzell
assistant professor, Creative Arts in Therapy Program, presented ”The Creative Process as seen through Jungian Psychological Types” for the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association.
Ellen Schelly Hill
director of dance/movement education, Flossie Ierardi, clinical coordinator, and Dr. Betty Hartzell, assistant director Department of Art Therapy Education, presented termination and closure information and a creative art therapy experiential activity for the Bridging The Gaps Summer Internship Program in August. Hill, Ierardi and Hartzell also presented Creative Arts in Therapy experiential activities at the Community Wellness Day at the 11th Street Health Center. The focus of the day’s events was smoking cessation.
Dr. Wan-ting Hu
and Dr. Hande Benson, assistant professors of decision sciences, and Dr. Avijit Banerjee, professor of decision sciences, presented the refereed research paper, “Supply Chain Coordination with Free Replacement Warranty,” at the Decision Sciences Institute annual meeting in Phoenix.
Dr. Michael Khoo
assistant professor, CoIST, took part in a panel, “Beyond Webmetrics: Making Sense of Users and Online Usage Data,” at the annual meeting of the National Science Digital Library in Washington, D.C. His presentation was “Beyond Webmetrics?—Try Getting There in the First Place.”
Dr. Miguel Lejeune
assistant professor of decision sciences, led a discussion, “Exact Solution Approach for Probabilistic Portfolio Optimization under Trading Constraints,” in the “Stochastic Systems Seminar” (the Mathematical Colloquium) at the School of Engineering and Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, and had a paper, “Integer Programming Solution Approach for Inventory-Production-Distribution Problems with Direct Shipments,” co-authored with F. Margot, associate professor of operations research at Carnegie Mellon University, accepted for publication in “International Transactions in Operational Research.” Dr. Lejeune presented a paper, “Probabilistic Constraints with Cumulative Random Right-hand,” at the INFORMS National Meeting in Seattle.
Dr. Jiexun Li
assistant professor, published “Mining Business Policy Texts for Discovering Process Models: A Framework and Some Initial Results,” at the sixth Workshop on e-Business (WeB 2007), in Montreal.
Dr. Longjian Liu
associate professor, epidemiology and biostatistics, School of Public Health, co-authored “Micronutrients, Inflammation and Congestive Heart Failure in the Elderly—Nutritional Perspectives for Primary Prevention and Clinical Treatment,” in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, Vol. 34. Dr. Liu’s co-authors are Xiaoyan Yin, University of Pennsylvania; Katsumi Ikeda, Mukogawa Women’s University, Nishinomiya, Japan; Dennis H. Sullivan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock; and Howard J. Eisen, Drexel University College of Medicine.
Dr. Xiangrong Liu
and Dr. Hande Benson, assistant professors of decision sciences, presented a research abstract, “Discrete Bi-level Optimization and its Application in Electricity Supply Chains,” at the Decision Sciences Institute annual meeting in Phoenix; Dr. Liu presented a paper “Discrete Bi-level Programming with Binary Variables,” co-authored with Dr. Benson, at the INFORMS national meeting in Seattle.
Dr. Jingjin Lu
presented a paper, “Multivariate Slice Sampler and Its Application,” co-authored with Dr. Merrill Liechty, assistant professor of decision sciences, at the INFORMS National Meeting in Seattle.
B. Preston Lyles, Sr.
a graduate student in higher education, has been selected as one of the Center for Progressive Leadership’s 2008 Pennsylvania Political Leaders Fellows.
Dr. Tom McWilliams
associate professor of decision sciences, presented his paper, “Performance Comparison of Truncated One-sided Sequential Tests for a Proportion,” at the National Decision Sciences Institute conference in Phoenix. The paper was published in the refereed conference proceedings.
Dr. Khalid H. Mokhashi
and Dr. Avijit Banerjee, professors of decision sciences, presented a refereed paper, “Cost Models for Lot Streaming in a Multistage Flow Shop with Unequal Number of Sublots,” at the Decision Sciences Institute annual meeting in Phoenix.
assistant professor, construction management program, had an article, “Professional Construction Management Education,” published in a recent issue of Construction Today, published by the General Builders and Contractors Association, Inc.
Dr. Delia Neuman
associate professor and director of the School Library Media Program, recently had a book review published in Information Processing and Management (Vol. 44, Issue I, pp. 401-403). Dr. Neuman reviewed Stimulated Recall and Mental Models: Tools for Teaching and Learning Computer Literacy by Lyn D. Henderson and Julia Tallman (2006).
Dr. Mira Olson
assistant professor, civil, architectural and environmental engineering, presented with environmental engineering students Rajveer Singh and Kim DiGiovanni at the American Geophysical Union in December, and also co-chaired a session on “Environmental, Ecological and Biogeochemical Impacts of Natural and Synthetic Nanomaterials.”
Dr. Banu Onaral
H. H. Sun Professor and director of BIOMED, was a guest speaker in the TransMed Partnership annual forum, recently held in St. Louis. The Translational Medicine Partnership Forum was conceived and sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation with an alliance of corporations and organizations interested in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of commercializing break-through science to combat some of the world’s most pressing health care challenges. Dr. Onaral’s speech focused on biomedical devices. She was also invited to serve on the steering board of the next Translational Medicine Partnership Forum, to be held in Philadelphia in November 2008.
senior architecture student, has received an honorable mention award in the second annual Ed Bacon Foundation National Student Design Competition. This competition, open to students from across North America, focuses on urban design problems, while simultaneously raising awareness of the work of Philadelphia’s former planning director, Edmund N. Bacon.
Dr. Elisabeth Papazoglou
assistant professor, BIOMED, has authored a new book, Bionanotechnology, published by Synthesis, the Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science, Morgan & Claypool Publishers.
graduate student in physics, won honorable mention for his poster, “Soft X-ray Properties of Ordinary SDSS Galaxies,” in collaboration with Dr. Michael Vogeley, associate professor of physics, at the 211th American Astronomical Society meeting in Austin.
Dr. Fariborz Y. Partovi
professor of operations management and of decision sciences, presented an abstract, “ABC Classification: A Comparative Study,” at the Decision Sciences Institute annual meeting in Phoenix.
senior lecturer, Goodwin College, and alumna Veronica Jacobus published “Students Evaluate Carl Rogers and His Relationship With Gloria: A Brief Report,” in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Volume 48, No. 1, pp. 32-41.
professor of photography, is noted in the cover story of the January edition of Art Voice. The article, ”The Nature of Nature,” examines the work of noted landscape photographer John Pfahl, Rome’s former teacher.
Dr. Bert Rosenbloom
Rauth Chair Professor of Marketing Management, was invited to join the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Summit, an invitation-only advisory group comprised of members considered to be the very best executives and visionaries in marketing management. Dr. Rosenbloom has been named co-track chair for the track "Wholesale Distribution Channels and Supply Chain Management," at the Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress to be held in Oslo in spring 2009.
Dr. Michael Scheuermann
adjunct professor in engineering management, was acknowledged as a reviewer in the eighth edition of Organizational Behavior, published by Irwin McGraw-Hill and authored by Kreitner & Kinicki, (both of Arizona State University). Dr. Scheuermann uses this and several past editions of this text for his online classes in engineering management and in his LeBow College of Business programs.
Dr. George Tsakumis
assistant professor of accounting, had a paper, “The Relation between National Cultural Dimensions and Tax Evasion,” published in the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Vol. 16, 2007, pp. 131-147.