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Dr. Rolph Anderson, Royal H. Gibson Sr. Professor of Marketing, co-authored the articles, "Selection, Training, and Performance Evaluation of Sales Managers: An Empirical Investigation" in the Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing; and "The Perceived Importance of Sales Managers’ Rewards: A Career Stage Perspective" in the Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing.
Dr. Stephen Arnold, assistant professor, IST, was chair of information for the 4th International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies, Arlington, Va.
Dr. Donna DeCarolis, assistant professor, management, received the "Best Paper of the Year Award" from Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice for her article, "Firm Specific Resources and Wealth Creation in High Technology Ventures: An Empirical Investigation of the Biotechnology Industry."
Dr. Simon Giszter, assistant professor of neurobiology, Dr. Karen Moxon, adjunct professor in neurobiology and anatomy, and Dr. Ilya Rybak, adjunct professor of neurobiology and anatomy, co-authored "A Neurobiological Perspective on Humanoid Robot Design" in the August issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems, and presented "Neurobiological and Neurobotic Approaches to a Control Architecture for a Humanoid Motor System" at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots at M.I.T.
Dr. Abby Goodrum, professor, IST, presented "Exploring Convergence: Digitized Multimedia Collections Among Museums, Archives and Libraries," a report on the Drexel Digital Museum Project, at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology.
Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh, associate professor of economics, presented a paper, "Oil Target Zone Price and Zone Adjustments: Anecdotal Evidence and Theory" at the Conference for the North America Association for Energy Economics, in Philadelphia.
Dr. Greg Hislop, associate professor, IST, made a presentation on "Instructor Time for Teaching Online" at the 6th International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, College Park, Md. He also presented "Evaluating an Online Degree Program" at a meeting of the Mellon Foundation, New York.
Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, assistant professor, IST, was the keynote speaker at two school/public library cooperation conferences sponsored by the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Her presentation was entitled "Changing the Computer Culture: The Role of Public and School Libraries in the Education of Young Women."
Dr. Richard Knight, director of the Center for the Plasma Processing of Materials, materials engineering, gave an invited talk on thermal spray technology at the First Symposium of the Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Technology, the University of Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela.
Dr. Scott Robertson, associate professor, IST, attended the 2000 Enterprise Awards held by the Eastern Technology Council in Philadelphia.
Dr. Sorin Siegler, professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, received a $950,000 research grant from the Medical Imaging Processing Group. Siegler and Dr. Jayaram Udupa, University of Pennsylvania, will use the grant to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for soft tissue injuries at the ankle by combining advanced biomechanics and 3-D imaging techniques.
Dr. Srini Srinivasan, associate professor of marketing, made two presentations at the Association for International Business Conference in Phoenix: "The Impact of R&D and Marketing Activities on Multinational Expansion: A Time Series Cross-Sectional Analysis" and "Global Internet Buyers’ Beliefs, Attitudes and Preferences: The Case of Electronic and Apparel Goods."
Kathryn Steen, assistant professor, history & politics, won three grants for 2000-2001 from the National Science Foundation, the Edelstein International Fellowship from the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and a language grant from the German Academic Exchange Service The grants will be used to complete a book on the history of the U.S. synthetic organic chemicals industry circa 1910-1930.
Dr. Albert Wang, professor, mechanical engineering and mechanics, received the 2000 Distinguished Research Award from the American Society of Composites at their 15th annual Technical Conference, College Station, Texas. Wang was honored for his research breakthroughs, particularly in failure prediction of composites. Some of his more recent work in this area are considered one of the greatest achievements in composite mechanics during the last decade. Wang was awarded Drexel’s Research Acheivement Award in 1981.
Barbara Welsh, director of placement, IST, presented a paper, "The Shortage of Librarians: Causes and Proposed Solutions," to the Academic Assembly of Librarians at Temple University.
Dr. Eric Zillmer, director of athletics and professor of pyschology, and Dr. Mary Spiers, associate professor, psychology, co-authored Principles of Neuropsychology (Wadsworth). The new textbook presents a functional overview of neuropsychology.