Faculty Notes

ACCOUNTING
Robert Bloom published “Richard Brief ’s Contributions to Accounting Thought,” in The Accounting Historians Journal, 40:2 (2013).

BIOLOGY
D. J. Paluh, Cari-Ann Hickerson, and Carl Anthony published “Natural History Note: Plethodon cinereus. Morphology,” Herpetological Review 44 (2013).

CLASSICAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
Kristen Ehrhardt published “Cannibalizing Ovid: Allusion, Storytelling and Deception in Juvenal 15” in The Classical Journal 109:4 (2014).

Megan Thornton published “Epigraphs, Intertextuality, and Exile: Reading the Poetry of Zoé Valdés” in Letras Femeninas 39:2 (Invierno 2013).

Professor Thornton also published a review of Poéticas de los (dis)locamientos, ed. Gisela Heffes, in Hispania 96:4 (December 2013).

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Sokchea Lim and Walter Simmons presented “Do Rising Remittances Explain Economic Growth in the Caribbean Community and Common Market?” at the Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting in Evanston, IL March 21-23, 2014.

Professor Simmons and Rosemarie Emanuele published “The Non-Optimality of For-Profit Firms Acting as Philanthropic Agents” in Applied Economics and Finance, 1:1 (May 2014).

Professor Simmons also published “How Too Big To Fail Policies Threaten Free Market Capitalism” in Smart Business Magazine, December 23, 2013.

Andrew Welki and Thomas Zlatoper published “The Effect of Cell Phones on International Motor Vehicle Fatality Rates: A Panel-Data Analysis” in Transportation Research Part E 64 (2014).

Professors Welki and Zlatoper also presented “Drivers Test Performance and Motor Vehicle Fatalities” (co-authored with Walter Simmons) at the Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference in Boston, MA, March 6-9, 2014.

EDUCATION AND ALLIED STUDIES
Cecile Brennan published a review of The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death by Julia Assante in Journal of Near-Death Studies 31:4 (2013).

ENGLISH
Brian Macaskill published “Recycling Topology as Topos in Music and Narrative: Machaut, Bach, Mobius, Coetzee, Josipovici, and Composition” in Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies 4:3 (2013).

Professor Macaskill also published entries about “Apartheid” and “J.M. Coetzee” in the Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies.

Maria Soriano presented “A ‘Center’ in the ‘Commons’: The Impact of a Name/Identity Change on a University Writing Center” at the College English Association Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, March 27-29, 2014.

GRASSELLI LIBRARY
Jie Zhang and Nevin Mayer published a feature article titled “Proactive Chat Reference: Getting in the Users’ Space” in College & Research Libraries News 75:4 (April, 2014).

HISTORY
Michael Bowen served as commentator on a panel titled “Rethinking Republican Party Influence during the Long Civil Rights Movement, 1960-2012” at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, April 10-13, 2014.

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Barbara D’Ambrosia and Carl Spitznagel presented a paper titled “Using Dual Graphics Views in GeoGebra” at the 26th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in San Antonio, TX, March 20-23, 2014.

Professors D’Ambrosia and Spitznagel also published “MathJax: Seamless Mathematics on the Web” in the Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (Boston: Pearson Education, 2014).

PHILOSOPHY
Mariana Ortega published “Hometactics: Self-Mapping, Belonging, and the Home Question” in Living Alterities, ed. Emily S. Lee (New York: SUNY Press, 2014).

PHYSICS
Richard Hansler edited Another Weight Loss Gimmick? Maybe Not! (North Charleston, SC: CreatesSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014).

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Lauren Copeland published two articles: “Value Change and Political Action: Postmaterialism, Political Consumerism, and Political Participation” in American Politics Research 42:2 (2014) and “Political consumerism: Civic Engagement and the Social Media Connection” with Homera Gil de Zúñiga, and Bruce Bimber in New Media & Society 16:3 (2014).

Professor Copeland presented “Putting the ‘Political’ in Political Consumerism: Towards a Theory of Motivations” at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, April 2-6, 2014.

Sheldon Goldman, Elliot Slotnick, and Sara Schiavoni published “Obama’s First Term Judiciary: Picking Judges in the Minefield of Obstruction” in Judicature: The Journal of the American Judicature Society 97:1 (July/August 2013).

PSYCHOLOGY
Abdulrazaq Imam published “Beneficial Assessment Outcomes from Frequent Testing,” International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation 20 (2014).

Professor Imam and T.A. Warner published “Test Order Effects in Simultaneous Protocols,” Learning and Behavior 42 (2013).

SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY
Medora Barnes published “Our Family Functions: Functions of Traditional Weddings for Modern Brides and Postmodern Families” in Qualitative Sociology Review 10:2 (April 2014).

Professor Barnes published “Deciding on Leave: How U.S. women in dual-earner couples decide on maternity leave length” in Families, Relationships and Societies. 3:1 (March 2014).

Susan Long was an invited speaker at a conference, “New Directions in Social Studies of Medicine, Science, and Ethics,” sponsored by Princeton University, March 13-14, 2014. Her paper was titled “Imposing Order on Old Age in Japan.”

Professor Long participated in the spring meeting of the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies in Philadelphia, March 27, 2014, and moderated a panel titled “Guidance Session for Grant Seekers: Japanese Studies Grant Programs” at the ASIANetwork Conference in Bloomingdale, IL, April 11-12, 2014.

On behalf of the East Asian Studies program, Professor Long organized and hosted the Midwest Japan Seminar at JCU on April 5.

THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Donald Cozzens published “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Plight of Gay Priests in the Catholic Church,” in More Than a Monologue (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014). He also published “Up from the Underground” in The Francis Factor: A New Departure (Dublin: Columba Press, 2014)

Ed Hahnenberg published Theology for Ministry (Liturgical Press, 2014).

Professor Hahnenberg presented a paper titled, “Who am I to Judge? Magisterial Authority in an Age of Digital Immediacy” at the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Ecumenical Dialogue in Washington, DC February 2014.

Paul Nietupski published a review of The Tibetan Version of the Scripture on the Ten Kings and the Quest for Chinese Influence on the Tibetan Perception of the Afterlife, by Daniel Berounský (with Luboš Bělka) in Asian Highlands Perspectives 28 (2013).

Zeki Saritoprak gave a talk about “What Catholics Should Know about Islam” at the First Friday Club of Cleveland, March 6, 2014, and spoke about “The Islamic Approach to Pluralism” at St. Pascal of Babylon Church in Highland Heights on March 31.

Professor Saritoprak also participated in a Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program titled “Mankind’s Search for Meaning: Anthropological and Psychological Explorations.” His contribution was titled “The Meaning of Being Human in the Universe.” The Siegal Lifelong Learning Programs are affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

Professor Saritoprak also contributed two commentaries: “Clash of Two Islams in Turkey” in the Plain Dealer March 10, 2014 (Cleveland.com) and “Understanding Bediuzzaman” in the Turkish national newspaper Zaman April 9, 2014.

John Spencer, Robert Mullins, and Aaron Brody published Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2014).


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