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Dr. Denise E. Agosto
associate professor at CoIST, presented “Promoting Pre-Literacy and Pre-Writing in the Library“ at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
professor and program director of theater at AWCoMAD, performed in the stage show Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theater.
Dr. Michel Barsoum
A. W. Grosvenor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at CoE, and collaborators at the Savannah River National Laboratory were awarded permission to perform experiments with the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory for their proposal, “Advanced Damage Tolerant Ceramics: Candidates for Nuclear Structural Applications.”
Dr. Steven Bell
’78, adjunct instructor at CoIST, presented “Designing the Future Proofed Library” at the fall meeting of the Northeast Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. He presented the keynote speech “Technology is Good, but Fitness is Better: Design Your Way To a Future Proof Library” at the Georgia Library Association conference in Columbus, Ga.
Dr. Pia Brancaccio
assistant professor of art and art history at AWCoMAD, was invited to speak at an international seminar, on the Buddhist heritage of Gujarat, at the Baroda University in Vadodara, India. Her presentation focused on the Buddhist caves from Gujarat and their relationship with the rock-cut monasteries of Western Deccan.
Dr. Thomas C. Chiang
Marshall M. Austin Professor of Finance at LCoB, and Dazhi Zheng, Ph.D. candidate in finance at LCoB, had the paper “An empirical analysis of herd behavior in global markets” accepted for publication in the Journal of Banking and Finance.
photography student at AWCoMAD, had his untitled landscape series selected as the winning entry in the Travel/Landscape category for PDNedu’s student photography contest. His images will be featured in the magazine, displayed in a winners’ gallery on the PDNedu Web site later this spring, and selected images were displayed at the PDN booth during the 2010 conference of the Society for Photographic Education held in Philadelphia.
Dr. Robert D’Ovidio
assistant professor of culture and communication at CoAS, presented the paper “Who’s Watching the Net: The Risk of Victimization with Public Access Wi-Fi” at the U.S. Department of Defense 2010 Cybercrime Conference in St. Louis. He gave an invited address to the California Department of Justice on mobile phones and crime.
instructor of art and art history at AWCoMAD, had her work displayed in the New Mid-Atlantic Painting Show at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.
assistant teaching professor of mathematics at CoAS, co-authored and published the paper “Paths of Matrices with the Strong Perron-Frobenius Property Converging to a Given Matrix with the Perron-Frobenius Property” in the Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (vol. 19, pp. 90-97).
Dr. Alison Evan
an assistant professor at SoPH, was chosen by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies to serve on the expert committee charged with the task of evaluating the current prevention and control of viral hepatitis B and C in the U.S. After 18 months of review and discussions, the committee published its findings in a comprehensive report, released on January 11, 2010.
Dr. David H. Flood
professor of health sciences and health administration at CNHP, presented “The Whistle Blower of Kirsten Springs” at the fall national American Public Health Association meeting in Philadelphia. He also served as a presenter at the national American Society for Bioethics and Humanities in Washington, D.C., and as a presenter for a bioethics and film workshop, “The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies,” which is also the title of an upcoming collection of essays on the topic to be published by Oxford University Press. At the same conference, Flood also presented the paper “My Sister’s Keeper and the Nature of Choices.”
Dr. Arthur L. Frank
chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at SoPH, gave an invited presentation at the “Preventing Emerging Occupational and Environmental Risks in South Asia and Beyond” conference in New Delhi, India.
and Rafael Mulero, mechanical engineering and mechanics graduate students at CoE, and Anmiv Prabhu, BIOMED graduate student, received the Best Paper Award for “High throughput Nanofluidic Architectures for Nanoparticle Separation,” presented at the 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Symposium (IMECE) in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The paper was written with advisor Dr. MinJun Kim, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics at CoE.
photography facility manager and instructor at AWCoMAD, received a Jurors Award in “Photography 29” at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, N.J.
professor of law and director of the Health Law Program at EMSoL, presented “Proposals for Reform: The Working Poor” at a conference on Health Disparities, Financing and the Law: From Concept to Action at Temple University; “Reforming the American Health Care Delivery System: Problems of Access” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (sponsored by the American Constitutional Society); and “Problems in Forming the Doctor-Patient Relationship” at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Legal Studies.
Dr. Susan Gasson
associate professor at CoIST, presented the invited talk “Generating Process Models Using Grounded Theory Methods“ at the pre-ICIS SIG-GTM Grounded Theory Workshop.
instructor of fashion, Liz Goldberg, adjunct professor of fashion, and Jim Klein, associate professor of music industry—all at AWCoMAD—have their animation Al Son Del Diablo shown as part of the exhibition “The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater” at The Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, N.Y. The exhibition will run through June 13. Golembuski and Goldberg created the animation and Klein wrote the musical score.
graduate student in BIOMED (advisors: Drs. Elisabeth Papazoglou, assistant professor of BIOMED, and Yuri Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at CoE), was selected as a winner of the Materials Today 2009 Image Competition and had his winning image displayed as the cover of the March 2010 journal issue.
Dr. Jeffrey H. Greenhaus
William A. Mackie Professor of Management at LCoB, Dr. Gerard Callanan LCoB ‘89 and Dr. Veronica Godshalk LCoB ’84, ‘97 published Career Management, fourth edition (Sage, 2010).
Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh
professor of economics and international business at LCoB, Yuan Yuan, Ph.D. candidate in economics and international business at LCoB, and colleagues had the paper “Precious Metals-Exchange Rate Volatility Transmissions and Hedging Strategies” accepted for publication in International Review of Economics and Finance. Hammoudeh presented the paper “Volatility Spillovers and Hedging Strategies for GCC Equity Sectors” and discussed the paper “The Relationship between Spot Index and Futures Returns: Cross Correlation Evidence from Turkey” at the Allied Social Science Associations Meetings-Middle East Chapter, held in Atlanta.
Dr. Karyn E. Holt
assistant clinical professor at CNHP, published “Type of breast cancer: it does matter” in Nursing for Women’s Health (vol. 14, no. 1).
professor of art and art history at AWCoMAD, had her work included in the Penn Design Alumni Association Exhibit held in conjunction with Philagrafika 2010 and the Bahdeebahdu Gallery.
adjunct associate professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at CoAS, won the Del Sol Poetry Prize for his second collection of poetry, Praying to the Black Cat, which will be published by Del Sol Press in late spring. He published Child of Nature, his second collection of translations of Albanian poet Luljeta Lleshanaku, in January 2010. Translations will be appearing in Cerise, Cutthroat, Quiddity, Many Mountains Moving, Southern Humanities Review and American Poetry Review.
Dr. Jeremy Johnson
Dr. Jeremy Johnson, professor and department head of Computer Science at CoE, organized a session on “Software Synthesis” as part of the Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences (MACIS 2009) conference, which was held jointly with the Asian Symposium on Computer Mathematics in Fukuoka, Japan. Johnson gave a series of invited talks on “SPIRAL and Beyond: Automatic Generation of DSP Algorithms and More” during the NSF-NAIS Workshop—Intelligent Software: The Interface Between Algorithms and Machines at the University of Edinburgh, as well as the Temple Computer and Information Seminar Series and Haverford College. He also gave an invited talk on “Hardware Acceleration for Sparse Linear Algebra” at the University of Delaware as part of its Systems Seminar Series.
Dr. Dmitry Kaliuzhnyi-Verbovetskyi
assistant professor of mathematics at CoAS, presented “The Multivariable Schur Class and von Neumann’s Inequality” at the Operator Algebras/Operator Theory seminar in Technion in Haifa, Israel.
Aykan Karabudak, BS/MD student in BIOMED, was selected as one of NASA’s 105 best and brightest interns and fellows for the NASA Student Ambassador Program.
BS/MD student in BIOMED, was selected as one of NASA’s 105 best and brightest interns and fellows for the NASA Student Ambassador Program.
adjunct professor of graphic design at AWCoMAD, had several paintings hanging at the Type Directors Club in New York City.
Dr. Bijou Lester
professor of economics at LCoB, co-authored the paper “Gaming and Delaying Rewards as A Function of Current Mood,” which was accepted for publication in Psychological Reports.
Dr. Ben Lev
rofessor and head of the Decision Sciences Department at LCoB, and colleagues published the article “A Simplified Algebraic Method for System of Linear Inequalities with LP Applications” in OMEGA, the International Journal of Management Science (vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 876-82).
adjunct associate professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at CoAS and executive producer of The Drexel InterViewTM, published her third collection of poems, Fair Creatures of an Hour (Loonfeather Press, 2009).
Dr. Peter A. Lewin
Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor of Biomedical and Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Biomedical Ultrasound Research and Education Center, was invited to serve as a member of the advisory board for the international conference on Advanced Metrology for Ultrasound in Medicine. The conference was organized by the National Physical Laboratory of the United Kingdom and will be held May 12–14.
Dr. Alison M. Lewis
assistant teaching professor at CoIST, published Literary Research and British Modernism: Strategies and Sources (Scarecrow Press, 2010).
Dr. Longjian Liu
professor at SoPH, published the article “Changes in Cardiovascular Hospitalization and Comorbidity of Heart Failure in the United States: Findings from the National Hospital Discharge Surveys 1980–2006,” in International Journal of Cardiology (January 8, 2010).
graphic design student at AWCoMAD, was named one of “2010 Students to Watch” by Graphic Design: USA magazine. Madamba was one of only 14 students to be featured in the magazine, which has a readership of more than 100,000.
Dr. Michele K. Masterfano
Dr. Michele K. Masterfano, clinical assistant professor at LCoB, published Effective Business Planning: A Structured Approach (Kendall-Hunt, 2010).
Dr. Jennifer Morse
associate professor of mathematics at CoAS, gave a talk on “Affine Schubert Calculus and K-Theory” at the Seventh Annual Meeting Combinatorial Algebra meets Algebraic Combinatorics at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
doctoral candidate in psychology at CoAS (mentor: Dr. Pamela A. Geller, associate professor of psychology at CoAS), received a best poster award from the Special Interest Group (SIG) Poster Exposition at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, for her presentation “Relationships among stress, social support, and treatment-related self-efficacy among women receiving in vitro fertilization.”
MCAT, MT-BC, LPC, clinical associate professor and director of music therapy programs, Creative Arts in Therapy at CNHP, was appointed to the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy advisory editorial board.
Dr. Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood
associate professor of French and French Studies Department head at CoAS, presented “L’empreinte de l’ange de Nancy Huston: Fuite bénéfique ou fatale?” in the session “Memory, History and the Literary Text” at the 125th Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Philadelphia.
Dr. Banu Onaral
H. H. Sun Professor and director of BIOMED, served on the “Innovating with Trust” panel at the China Business Boot Camp Philadelphia held at the Union League. She elaborated on the translational research and technology commercialization bridges the School is building with academic peers and industrial partners in China through the School’s alumni, friends, benefactors and stakeholders.
Dr. Emilie S. Passow
associate professor of English and director of the Certificate Program in Medical Humanities at CoAS, presented “George Elliot’s Daniel Deronda: A Study in Contrasts,” the first of three lectures in the Sarah Lubin Memorial 19th century Literature Lectures.
Dr. Lynn Penn
professor and department head of chemistry at CoAS, gave an invited presentation at the international Quartz Microbalance Conference in Weehauken, N.J.
Dr. Constance Perry
associate professor at CNHP, wrote chapter 36, “Research Ethics for the Biomedical Sciences,” in Biomedical Research: From Ideation to Publication (Wolters Kluwer Health, India).
assistant professor of art and art history at AWCoMAD, had three paintings in “positivenegative 25,” a national juried exhibition at Eastern Tennesee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. He has a selection of his print editions included in the exhibition “C.R. Ettinger Editions 2000-2010” at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. The exhibition runs in conjunction with Philagrafika: The Graphic Unconscious through April 13.
Dr. Douglas Porpora
professor of culture and communication at CoAS, delivered the invited talk “Rules, Relations, and Emergence,” to the Oxford Seminar on Social Rules and Conventions, hosted by Balliol College, Oxford University.
assistant professor of dance at AWCoMAD, performed as a company member with Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers at the annual Philadelphia show at The Painted Bride Arts Center.
Dr. Jennifer Quinlan
assistant professor of biology at CoAS, presented the seminar “Comparison of food safety risks for populations of different demographics” at the USDA’s Eastern Regional Research Center.
Marcy Rauer Wagman
associate professor of music industry at AWCoMAD, was an invited speaker at the Villanova Law School for the Villanova Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society; Widener Law School’s Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium, where she addressed issues in digital licensing of music; and the Millennium Music Conference, where she spoke about the new artist/label relationship.
Dr. Don Riggs
teaching faculty in the Department of English and Philosophy at CoAS, had six poems appear in Orizont Literar (Literary Horizon),” an international journal of art and spirituality published by the University of Bucharest, Romania. His poems appear both in English and in Romanian translation.
professor of photography at AWCoMAD, presented “Drawn from Nature,” an exhibition of new photographs, at Philadelphia’s Gallery 339.
Dr. Joan Rosen Bloch
assistant professor in the Doctoral Nursing Department at CNHP and the Department of Epidemiology at SoPH, was invited to be a visiting scholar at the Center for Health Equity Research at the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2009-10 academic year. She was invited to present her current research related to perinatal disparities between foreign-born and U.S.-born black mothers related to preterm birth at the center. Bloch and colleagues published “Application of the Kessner and Kotelchuck Prenatal Care Adequacy Indices in a preterm birth population” in Public Health Nursing (vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 449-459).
Dr. Bert Rosenbloom
Rauth Chair Professor of Marketing Management at LCoB, and Boryana Dimitrova, LCoB Ph.D. student, had the manuscript “Standardization vs. Adaptation in Global Markets: Is Channel Strategy Different?” accepted for publication in the Journal of Marketing Channels (vol. 17, no. 2).
Dr. Jacob Russell
assistant professor of biology at CoAS, published “Bacterial gut symbionts are tightly linked with the evolution of herbivory in ants” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
graduate student in BIOMED (advisor: Dr. Michele Marcolongo, associate professor of materials science and engineering at CoE), won the Silver Award and a $250 prize for the Best Student Paper at the 2nd International Symposium on Surface and Interface of Biomaterials (ISSIB-II), held in Hong Kong, for her paper “Chondroitin Sulfate Immobilization for the Fabrication of Biomimetic Brush Structures.”
Dr. Jonathan Seitz
Dr. Jonathan Seitz, assistant teaching professor of history and politics at CoAS, presented “Franciscans at the Boundaries of the Natural and the Permissible in Early Modern Venice” at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society in Phoenix.
Dr. Diane Sicotte
associate professor of culture and communication at CoAS, published the article “Waste Us: Environmental Justice through Community Participation in Urban Planning” in Environmental Justice (vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-5).
Dr. Wei Sun
Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CoE, conducted an invited keynote presentation on “Bio-Digital Manufacturing for Tissue Engineering” at the Sixth International Conference of Digital Enterprise Technology in Hong Kong. He also conducted an invited seminar on “Biomanufacturing for tissue science and engineering” at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Dr. Gerry Stahl
associate professor at CoIST, presented “How I View Learning and Thinking in CSCL Groups,” the opening keynote address of the 17th International Conference on Computers and Education (ICCE 2009) at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He also presented a technical paper on the analysis of repair of indexicality problems, mentored students in the doctoral consortium and participated on a workshop panel at the conference. He presented a workshop on computer support for math education at the University of Hong Kong School of Education and met with a network of teachers who are transforming K-12 schooling in Hong Kong in line with knowledge-building pedagogy incorporating computer-supported collaborative learning.
Dr. Sabrina Spatari
assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at CoE, and Alexander Stadel, civil, architectural and environmental engineering student, with the assistance of the Eastern Regional Research Center, led a Life Cycle study of winter barley ethanol, which resulted in a turnaround of the EPA’s proposed rule that would have banned winter barley ethanol’s certification as an “Advanced Biofuel.” Their work has helped winter barley ethanol receive a “green” rating.
Dr. Elliot Sloane
research associate professor at BIOMED, presented a clinical research session for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He chaired the Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the Personal Health Records (PHR) tracts of the AMA-IEEE Medical Technology Conference on Individualized Healthcare in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Amy E. Slaton
associate professor of history and politics at CoAS, published Race, Rigor, and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line (Harvard University Press, 2010). This is the first historical overview of black under-representation in U.S. engineering education.
Dr. Wesley Shumar
professor in the Department of Culture and Communication at CoAS, organized the presidential session “The End(s) of Neoliberalism? Understanding the Current Civic Moment in Higher Education,” presented the paper “Debt as a Weapon: The Financial Disciplining of Colleges and Universities” and was a discussant in the session “Internationalization as the ‘End’ of Tertiary Education: Multiple Perspectives from Japan” at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.
Dr. Brigita Urbanc
associate professor of physics at CoAS, presented the invited talk “Discrete molecular dynamics simulations of amyloid beta-protein assembly” at the Multiscale Modeling and Simulations of Hard and Soft Materials conference held in Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India.
Dr. Scott Warnock
assistant professor of English and director of the Freshman Writing Program at CoAS, presented “The Literature of Business: An Approach to Teaching Literature-Based, Writing-Intensive Business Courses” at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia.
Robert Anthony Watts
associate teaching professor of English at CoAS, published “Chronicles of the New World Growing Up” in Press 1 (vol. 3, no. 3), an online publication co-edited by Dr. Valerie Fox, associate teaching professor of English.
adjunct faculty member at CoIST, joined the LYRASIS Educational Advisory Group, formerly PALINET Educational Advisory Group.
Dr. Yen Wei
Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry in CoAS and director of the Drexel Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, presented a keynote speech on “Nanomaterials and Biotechnology” at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Polymer Society and the 33rd Polymer Symposium on Special Functional Polymers in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He also gave invited lectures on “Nanostructured Materials for Biology” at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, and “Frontier Polymer Science and Engineering” at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price
assistant professor and coordinator for the educator track of the DrNP Program at CNHP, and Brenda Reap Thompson, MSN, RN, clinical assistant professor at CNHP, edited NCLEX RN EXCEL: Test Success Through Unfolding Case Study Review (Springer Publishing, 2010). Drexel CNHP chapter contributors included: Dr. Roberta Waite, assistant professor of nursing; Cheryl Portwood, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, clinical assistant professor of distance learning, leadership, management and health policy; Mary Gallagher-Gordon MSN, RN, CNE, clinical assistant professor of community nursing; and Brian Fasolka MSN, RN, clinical assistant professor of nursing.
Dr. Yoto Yotov
assistant professor of economics at LCoB, had the article “Trade-Induced Unemployment: How Much Do We Care?” accepted for publication in the Review of International Economics.
Dr. Robert Zaller
professor of history at CoAS, published The Classic Historians (Linus Publications), a book of readings from Herodotus to the present. He was co-recipient of the Gemini Prize in Poetry, awarded by Philadelphia Poets magazine.
Ph.D. candidate in biology at CoAS (advisor: Dr. Susan Kilham, professor of biology), published “Local adaptation in Trinidadian guppies alters ecosystem processes” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.