Faculty notes

Listed are self-reported faculty accomplishments in research, teaching, and scholarly achievement, along with other professional activities.

Luigi Ferri and Julia Karolle-Berg organized a workshop titled “Intercultural Competence: Approaching Theory and Practice through a Learning Community” at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages conference in Denver, Colorado, November 18-20, 2011. Professor Ferri published “A New Approach to an Old Question: On the Structure of Manzoni’s I Promessi Sposi” in Forum Italicum-A Journal of Italian Studies 45:2 (Fall 2011) 1-18.

Professor Ferri presented “The Dialectal Microcosm of the Cortile in the Theater of I Legnanesi” at the Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2011.

Jeanne Colleran published “Why We Have Failed: Culture Projects Iraq War Plays” in Political and Protest Theatre after 9/11, ed. Jenny Spencer (New York and London: Routledge, 2012) 127-142.

Bob Noll’s play, “One-on-One,” about racial tension on an inner-city basketball court, had a professional stage reading on Monday, February 5 in front of a sold-out audience at Judson Manor in Cleveland. The play, written with JCU graduate Ed Walsh, was a semifinalist at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2011.

In honor of Black History Month, SUNY Oswego University’s Theatre Department did a stage reading of Professor Noll’s African-American adaptation of “The Three Sisters,” titled “The Three Graces” on February 18, 2012.

Cecile Brennan, Jennifer Eulberg, and Paula Britton published “Improving Awareness of Vulnerabilities to Ethical Challenges: A Family Systems Approach” in Journal of Systemic Therapies 30:3 (2011) 73-85.

Kathleen Roskos published “The Play- Literacy Nexus and the Importance of Evidence-Based Techniques in the Classroom” in the American Journal of Play 4:2 (2012) 204-224.

John McBratney reviewed Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement by Alan Johnson in the Review of English Studies (2011).

Phil Metres and Tatiana Tulchinsky translated “Thirty-Five New Pages,” a curio box/book of poems by Lev Rubinstein for publication by Ugly Duckling Press in December 2011.

Professor Metres published the poem “Compline” in Poetry Magazine and the essay, “Baby Weight,” in Cleveland Magazine in February 2011.
Professor Metres’s poem “Home/Front” won the Anne Halley Prize for best poem published in the Massachusetts Review in 2011.

Scott Allen, Marcy Levy Shankman, and Rosanna Miguel published “Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: An Integrative, Process-Oriented Theory of Student Leadership” in Journal of Leadership Education 11:1 (2012) 177-203.

Bradley Hull and Professor Allen published “Using the 5Ps Leadership Analysis to Examine the Battle of Antietam: An Explanation and Case Study” in Journal of Leadership Education 11:1 (2012) 245-262.

Earl Spurgin presented “Hey, How did I become a Role Model?” and served as a judge in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 1-3, 2012.

Elizabeth Stiles assumed the editorship of the Journal of Economics and Politics, a publication of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (OAEPS).

Elizabeth Swenson published a chapter titled “Ethically Conducting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research” in Teaching Ethically: Challenges and Opportunities, eds. Eric Landrum and Maureen McCarthy (Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press, 2012) 21-29.

Penny Harris presented “An Alzheimer’s Disease Film Festival: Film as a Way of Engaging, Educating and Sensitizing the Community about Memory Loss” at the Association of Gerontology and Higher Education Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 24, 2012.

Professor Harris also peer reviewed articles in January and February for the journals Social Policy and Society and Psychology and Health.

Susan Long’s essay, “Time, Change, and Agency in Japanese Elder Care,” originally published in Zaitaku Kaigo ni okeru Kōreisha to Kazoku: Tōshi to Nōson Chiiki ni okeru Chōsa Bunseki kara (The Frail Elderly and their Families: A Research Study of Those Living at Home in Urban and Rural Communities), Takahashi Ryūtaro and Suda Yūko, eds. (Tokyo: Minerva, 2010), has been translated and published in the English and German editions of Family, Ties, and Care: Family Transformation in a Plural Modernity, eds. Hans Bertram and Nancy Ehlert (Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2012).

Doris Donnelly published “Priests in Fiction” and a review of Vestments by John Reimringer in America, The National Catholic Weekly 206:3 (January 30, 2012).

Professor Donnelly reviewed Eucharist: The Meal and The Word by Ghislain Lafont, trans. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. in Worship 85:4 (2011) 363-365.

Joe Kelly published “The Birth of Christmas” in the Christmas and Epiphany issue of Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2011).

Paul Lauritzen delivered a lecture titled “Synthetic Biology and Playing God” at the Fall Academy of Religion, College of Wooster, September 2011.

Professor Lauritzen was a respondent to a paper about “Ethics in the Academy” at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Washington D.C., January 2012.

Paul Nietupski’s article “The Fourth Belmang: Bodhisattva, Estate Lord, Tibetan Militia Leader, and Chinese Government Official” Asian Highlands Perspectives 1 (2009) 187-212 has been translated into Chinese and published as “A Brief Introduction to the Fourth Belmang Drugu” in China Tibetology 4 (2011) 23-29.

Professor Nietupski presented a paper titled “Amye Nyenchen: Mountain Residence and Resident Deity,” at the American Academy of Religion National Conference in San Francisco, November 19, 2011.

Professor Nietupski published “Bla brang Monastery and Wutai Shan” in the Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies 6 (December 2011) 327-348.

Zeki Saritoprak published “Muslim Reflection” in “Part II: Taking Independent Initiatives To Reduce Threat” in Interfaith Just Peacemaking ed. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012).

Professor Saritoprak gave a lecture at Saint Albans Episcopal Church about Common Themes of the Qur’an and the Bible on January 8, 2012. Dr. Saritoprak also gave a lecture about Abraham in the Qur’an at the Federated Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, on January 22, 2012.

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