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Warren Allen, Craig MacDonald, Lily Rozaklis, and Ilya Waldstein, doctoral students in CoIST, have been elected representatives to the iSchool at Drexel Doctoral Student Association to advocate on behalf of all iSchool at Drexel doctoral students.
Dr. Rolph Anderson
Royal H. Gibson, Sr. Professor of Marketing in LCoB, co-authored Multivariate Data Analysis (7th ed., Prentice Hall), the most frequently referenced textbook in academic marketing.
Dr. Trina Andras
department head and professor of marketing; Dr. Hyokjin Kwak, associate professor of marketing; and Marina Puzakoca, doctorate student of marketing, all in LCoB; and George M. Zinkhan published “The Role of Interpersonal Orientation, Cognitive Endeavor, and Advertising in Consumer Ethnocentrism: A Conceptual Model” in Excellence in Marketing Research—Striving for Impact.
Monique BellAlexa Bonacquisti, a BS/MS student in psychology in CoAS, mentored by Pamela A. Geller, associate professor of psychology and director of the Student Counseling Center on the Center City Hahnemann Campus and research associate professor of OB/GYN at DUCoM, received the first-place poster award in the undergraduate category from the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership and the 2009 Sex and Gender Research Forum. Her research focused on intimate partner violence during pregnancy.
Renee Weiss Chase
fashion design professor in AWCoMAD, was selected to show her work in Fashionistas, a juried exhibition of fashion work in a variety of media, at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, Calif.
and Linda Pohl, assistant deans in CoAS, presented “Avoid a Crash! Advising Both On-campus and Online Students” at the National Academic Advising Association (Region 2) annual conference in March in Delaware. The presentation will also be given at the national conference in San Antonio, Texas, in October.
Dr. Anthony Curatola
Joseph F. Ford Professor of Accounting in LCoB, and A.J. Cataldo published “Re-Inflating Real Property Values” and “Housing Assistance Tax Act” in Strategic Finance.
Dr. Eugenia Ellis
interior design professor, was interviewed and featured in the documentary LUMIA: Thomas Wilfred and The Story of Light Art.
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk
J. Harland Billings Professor of Mechanical Engineering in CoE, gave an invited talk, “Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Discharges and Plasma-assisted Combustion Processes,” at the John Zink Company in Tulsa, Okla. He also presented a seminar on “Atmospheric Pressure Microdischarges for Thin Film Deposition” at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
Dr. David E. Fenske
dean of CoIST, was featured in the March 2009 edition of Technology Times.
photography professor in AWCoMAD, received a 2009 New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship that will allow him to continue to document former Pennsylvania Railroad corridors. Froio was also included in the 2007 Alumni Travel Grantees exhibition at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
Dr. Miriam Giguere
dance program director in AWCoMAD, received the 2009 American Educational Research Association, Arts and Learning Special Interest Group Dissertation Award at the AERA annual meeting in San Diego for a summary article about her dissertation, to be published in Arts & Learning.
graphic design professor in AWCoMAD, was featured in the AIGA XCD Center for Cross Cultural Design blog about the Sappi Grant she was awarded.
screenwriting and playwriting professor in AWCoMAD, had his one-man show, The Philly Fan, reviewed in South Philly Review.
Dr. Jeffrey H. Greenhaus
William A. Mackie Chair Professor of Management in LCoB, co-authored “Work-to-Family Conflict, Positive Spillover, and Boundary Management: A Person-Environment Fit Approach” in Journal of Vocational Behavior.
professor in civil, architectural and environmental engineering in CoE, participated in the Expert Scientific Workshop for Inland Waters.
Dr. Charles Haas
L.D. Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and head of the department of civil, architectural and environmental engineering in CoE, gave an invited presentation, “Bioterrorism as a ‘New’ Environmental Engineering Challenge,” to the Third International Workshop on Environmental and Health Risk for Sustainability at the University of Tohoku, Sendai, Japan.
’83, chief architect at IBM Corporation and IBM Distinguished Engineer, was inducted into the College of Engineering Alumni Circle of Distinction at the Engineer of the Year dinner and awards ceremony in February.
Dr. Joseph Hancock
design and merchandising professor in AWCoMAD, received the 2009 Felicia Campbell Award for Area Chairs in Popular Culture. He also co-wrote “American Men & Identity: Contemporary African American and Latino Style” in Journal of American Culture.
Dr. Teresa D. Harrison
assistant professor of economics in LCoB, published “Do Mergers Really Reduce Costs? Evidence from Hospitals” in Economic Inquiry.
Dr. Thomas J. Hindelang
vice dean and George Francis Professor of Finance in LCoB, participated in a panel discussion with two other deans, “The Importance of Teaching in a Faculty Member’s Career from the Dean’s Perspective,” at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
Dr. Barbara Hornum
associate professor of anthropology and director of the Drexel Center for Academic Excellence (DCAE), has been appointed to the Membership Committee and named “Ambassador” of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware region.
Dr. Daniel Korschun
assistant professor of marketing, and Dr. Prabakar Kothandaraman, associate clinical professor of marketing, both in LCoB, will present “Developing a Society Orientation in Order to Grow Inclusive Markets” at the Second Transformative Consumer Research Conference in June.
Dr. Jelena Maricic
assistant professor in physics in CoAS, presented an invited talk, “Small Neutrinos for Big Discoveries,” at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
Dr. Bruce McCullough
professor of decision sciences in LCoB, published “Open Access Economics Journals and the Market for Reproducible Economic Research” in the March issue of Economic Analysis and Policy. Dr. McCullough also co-authored a monograph with Ross R. Kitrick titled “Check the Numbers: The Case for Due Diligence in Policy Formation” for think-tank Fraser Institute in February.
photography professor in AWCoMAD, had one of her photographs published in the third edition of Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials and Processes. Modica also lectured at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, N.H., where her work was included in the exhibition “Focus on Photography: Works from 1950 to Today.”
Dr. Franco Montalto
assistant professor in civil, architectural and environmental engineering in CoE, presented “Preliminary Results of an Agent-Based Simulation of the Relative ‘Sustainability’ of Two Water Interventions in a Rural Ethiopian Village” at the UNESCO-sponsored International Conference on Water Scarcity, Global Changes, and Groundwater Management Responses. The presentation summarized some of the work that Tim Bartrand, post-doctoral student, and Montalto conducted in Koraro, Ethiopia, a Millennium Village. Dr. Montalto and Dr. Michael Piasecki, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering in CoE, received a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with pass-through funds originating at the U.S. Forestry Service, to develop a Web-based version of Low Impact Development Rapid Assessment Model, a planning tool for communities to estimate the cost effectiveness of green infrastructure as a means of reducing urban sewer overflows. Graduate students working on the project include Ziwen Yu and Miguel Aguayo.
Dr. Page Morahan
professor in microbiology and immunology at DUCoM, received the 2009 Elizabeth Bingham Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Women in Science. The award is presented each year to a distinguished local scientist who has significantly influenced the advancement of women in science. Dr. Morahan is the founding director of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women and co-director of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) Institutes.
Dr. Jennifer Nasser
assistant professor in biology in CoAS, was elected as a Fellow in the Obesity Society, the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity, founded in 1982.
Dr. Delia Neuman
associate professor and director of the School Library Media Program in CoIST, has been elected chair of the Research, Education, Information and School Libraries SIG of the American Educational Research Association.
director of the business and entrepreneurship law concentration and associate professor of law at Earle Mack School of Law, served as a panelist at the Third Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute in Philadelphia.
media arts adjunct professor in AWCoMAD, was included in the exhibition “Fantastical Imaginings” at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts. The exhibit was on display at the Maryland Art Place and the Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Loyola College, through March.
Dr. Jung-ran Park
assistant professor in CoIST, published “Linguistic politeness and face-work in computer-mediated communication, Part 1: A theoretical framework” and “Part 2: An application of the theoretical framework” in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Dr. Park and Caimei Lu, doctoral student in CoIST, published “Metadata Professionals: Roles and Competencies as Reflected in Job Announcements, 2003-2006” in Cataloging and Classification Quarterly.
BS/MD student, will present his abstract, “Does Molecular Diagnostic Testing Offer an Insight in the Differential Effects of Cyclosporine and Tacrolimus on Immune Activation?” at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant’s annual meeting in Paris, France. The work has also been published in Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant.
art and art history professor in AWCoMAD, wrote Objects, Audiences and Literatures: Alternative Narratives in the History of Design, which has been issued in a new paperback edition by Cambridge Scholars Publishing of Newcastle, UK.
Dr. Roberto Ramos
assistant professor in physics in CoAS, co-wrote the poster “Berry’s Phase in a Superconducting Josephson Phase Qubit” and Anthony Tyler, undergraduate physics student, presented a contributed talk at the 2009 American Association of Physics Teachers in Chicago. Dr. Ramos also presented the posters “Contemporary Physics Experiments for a Redesigned Physics Curriculum” and “Teaching How Things Work Using Clickers, Demonstrations and Videos.”
photography professor in AWCoMAD, was featured in “Natura,” a photography exhibition of Rochester Institute of Technology alumni who studied under John Pfahl, at Rochester Contemporary Art Center.
Dr. Aleister Saunders
associate professor and interim associate department head for the department of biology in CoAS, presented “Identification and Characterization of APP Metabolism Regulators” at the MGH Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at Harvard Medical School.
curator of Drexel University’s Historic Costume Collection, was quoted in the fashion blog “Mirror, Mirror” in the Philadelphia Inquirer on fashion at the Oscars.
Dr. Elliot Schreiber
clinical professor of marketing in LCoB, was invited to join the Academic Liaison Council of the Chief Marketing Officers Council, a group that, combined, controls marketing budgets of about $110 billion.
music industry recording studio manager in AWCoMAD, was a featured artist on CD Baby, an independent music Web site.
Dr. Elias Spiliotis
assistant professor in biology in CoAS, was invited to participate in the Structure and Function of Septins International Conference, hosted by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md.
Dr. James Spotila
professor of biology and Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Sciences in CoAS, was appointed to the steering committee of the Biology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, charged with providing direction to relevant AAAS activities, nominating fellows and planning symposia.
art and art history professor in AWCoMAD, received the Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowship to exhibit her work at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem this fall.
Dr. Raj Suri
associate professor of marketing in LCoB, was selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges to receive the Marketing Management Association’s “2009 Hormel Meritorious Teaching Award.”
Dr. George Tsakumis
assistant professor of accounting in LCoB, Tim Doupnik and Chris Agoglia won “Best Paper Award” at the American Accounting Association’s International Accounting Section 2009 Midyear Meeting for “Principles-based versus Rules-based Accounting Standards: The Influence of Standard Precision and Audit Committee Strength on Financial Reporting Decisions.”
Dr. Brigita Urbanc
associate professor of physics in CoAS, co-chaired the session “Amyloids from Multiple Perspectives” and presented “Computational Study of Assembly and Toxicity Inhibition of Amyloid Beta-Protein and Its Arctic Mutant” at the Biophysical Society 53rd Annual Meeting in Boston.
music industry professor in AWCoMAD, was one of three representatives selected from the board of governors of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy to travel to Washington, D.C., to advocate directly to congressional leaders with respect to the Performing Artists Rights Act.
assistant director of corporate relations and executive development at LCoB, and Jody Van de Sande, program director of corporate relations and executive development at LCoB, presented “The Architecture of Building Online Programs: Adapting Non-degree Programs to the Online Environment” at the 31st Annual Conference on Management, Executive and Professional Development Programs.
Dr. Richard Weggel
Samuel S. Baxter Professor of Civil Engineering at CoE, presented “The Impact of Opening a Tidal Inlet to Connect the Delaware Bay with a Wetland” at a symposium in Melbourne, Fla., honoring Dr. Nicholas C. Kraus.
Dr. Yen Wei
Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry at CoAS, affiliated professor of materials science and engineering at CoE, and director of the Drexel Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, delivered invited lectures at the Beijing University of Sciences and Technology on “Polymers for Nanoscience and Biotechnology” and at Peking University, where he gave Distinguished “Xing Da” Lecture No. 305 on “Polymeric and Inorganic Nanostructured Materials for Biotechnology and Stem Cell Tissue Engineering.”
Math Forum director, spoke at the Delaware Chapter of the American Statistical Association and presented “Ask Dr. Math: Linking Communities and Experts in Support of Math Students and Their Teachers.”
art and art history professor at WCoMAD, had drawings included in the “Storytellers” exhibition at Paperwork Gallery in Baltimore.
graduate student in materials science and engineering at CoE, won a scholarship to attend the Winter School on High Resolution Electron Microscopy at Arizona State University.
doctoral student in finance at LCoB, won the 2008 Excellence in Ethics Dissertation Proposal Competition hosted by the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.
Dr. Yoto Yotov
assistant professor of economics at LCoB, presented a paper, “The Changing Incidence of Geography” at the Midwest Meetings in International Trade.
Dr. Jack Zhou
associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics at CoE, served as chairman and organized a symposium on new developments in nanofabrication, nanometrology and applications at the 2008 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference MSEC2008. Dr. Zhou was also a technical committee member at the eighth International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing. Chris Geisler, mechanical engineering and mechanics graduate student, attended the conference with Dr. Zhou and presented “Electrowetting for Microfluidics Array 3-D Printing of High Resolution Soft Tissue with Embedded Bio-reagents.”
doctoral student at CoIST, presented a paper co-authored by Dr. Robert Allen, associate professor, and fellow doctoral student Ilya Waldstein at the International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries.