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People Notes: February 2019


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Leila Amineddoleh, LAW, adjunct instructor of art law, is representing the Greek government in a lawsuit involving cultural heritage with her law firm Amineddoleh & Associates LLC. The case has been hailed as one of the most important art litigations of 2018.

William Baker, Ph.D., GSE, Claudio Acquaviva Chair and journalist-in-residence, will publish a new book in the upcoming months about the successes of kind management, called Organizations for Humans (Stanford University Press).

He is also hosting and producing a new podcast for the Religion News Service with GSE called Beliefs. Former Fordham media student and WFUV news intern, Jonathan Woodward is a producer and news reporter.

He also has a new film in production about end-of-life issues called Fast Forward.

Benjamin M. Cole, Ph.D., GABELLI, associate professor of strategy and statistics, was selected by Poets & Quants as one of its Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors for 2018.

He also published a paper with David Chandler of the University of Colorado Denver Business School titled “A Model of Competitive Impression Management: Edison versus Westinghouse in the War of the Currents” in the journal Administrative Science Quarterly.

Margo Jackson, Ph.D., GSE, professor of counseling psychology, published a book titled Career Development Interventions for Social Justice: Addressing Needs Across the Lifespan in Educational, Community, and Employment Contexts (Roman & Littlefield, Jan. 2019), with a diverse group of 14 Fordham student authors and alums, and co-edited by alums Allyson Regis, Ph.D. and Kourtney Bennett, Ph.D.

She also facilitated a panel presentation with seven of these authors at “Career Development Interventions for Social Justice: Panel Presentation, Book Launch, & Reception” on Jan. 28, which was sponsored by the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, the Graduate School of Education, and the GSE Advisory Committee on Multicultural Affairs.

Dean McKay, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of psychology, published “Politically focused intrusive thoughts and associated ritualistic behavior in a community sample” in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Vol. 56, pp. 35-42 (2018).

He also published “‘Phobie à deux’ and other reasons why clinicians do not apply exposure with response prevention in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder” in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2018.1494750.

He also published “Why randomized controlled trials of psychological treatments are still essential” in The Lancet Psychiatry, Vol. 5, pp. 536-538.

He also published Clinicians’ Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Amsterdam: Academic Press, 2018).

Molly Ness, Ph.D., GSE, associate professor of curriculum and teaching, released a position paper, “The Power and Promise of Read-Alouds and Independent Reading,” in December 2018 with the International Literacy Association.

Michael Peppard, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, has been awarded the Eusebius Essay Prize from the Journal of Ecclesiastical History (Cambridge University Press, UK) for his forthcoming article “The Photisterion in Late Antiquity: Reconsidering Terminology for Sites and Rites of Initiation.”  The Eusebius Essay Prize is awarded annually for “the best essay submitted on a subject connected with any aspect of early Christian history.”

David Rufo, Ph.D., GSE, clinical assistant professor, has been elected to join the Editorial Review Board for Art Education, the official journal of the National Art Education Association.

He will also have three paintings featured in the January 2019 issue of A-Minor Magazine.

He will also be giving a presentation to the Art Education Department at Millersville University on his article “Allowing Artistic Agency in the Elementary Classroom.”

Stephanie Rogers, ARTS AND SCIENCES, adjunct professor of natural sciences, has created and is producing a new outreach series in conjunction with BraiNY to raise awareness about neurological disorders and dispel stigmas, and their first show was featured in the Dana Foundation blog. Their next show will be held at Caveat performance space in Brooklyn on Feb. 11 and will be about Huntington’s Disease.

Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor/McGinley Chair, had the full text of his Fall McGinley Lecture, “Capital Punishment: Changes in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Attitudes,” published in the Dec. 13, 2018, issue of Origins. In addition, Origins published presentations by both the Jewish and Muslim respondents, Pierre M. Gentin and Fordham Professor Ebru Turan, respectively, in full.

David Vincent, Ph.D., GSS, adjunct instructor, along with GSS alum Suzanne Marmo, Ph.D., recently published “Commitment to Social Justice and its Influence on Job Satisfaction and Retention of Nonprofit Middle Managers” in Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership and Governance, Vol. 42, Issue 5, pp. 457-473.


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