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People In and Around Fordham: December 14, 2009


Babette Babich, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy, presented “Nietzsche and Science” at Nietzsche, Mind and Nature at Oxford University in September and “Nietzsche and Darwin” leading off the Darwin centennial year at Boston University in October.

Daniel Capra, LAW,
the Philip D. Reed Chair, has been appointed Special Master in the multidistrict litigation involving claims arising from the practices of Refco, announced Southern New York U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff.

John Elias, ED.D, GRE,
professor of religious education, co-edited Educators in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (Sacred Heart University Press, 2009). Harold Horell, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious education, contributed to the collection.

John Feerick, LAW,
former dean of Fordham University Law School and executive director of the Feerick Center for Social Justice and Dispute Resolution, was honored by Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A on Nov. 19 for his longtime support of Brooklyn A and his commitment to social and economic justice.

James T. Fisher, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of theology, gave a talk on his book, On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York, (Cornell, 2009), at the Hoboken Historical Museum on Nov. 1.

Elizabeth Frost, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of English, is on an academic-year Fulbright as a Lecturer at the University of Wroclaw in Silesia, Poland. Frost is teaching contemporary U.S. poetry and doing book research.

David S. Glenwick, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, has published “The Relationship of Coping and Spirituality to Adjustment and Psychological Distress in Urban Early Adolescents” in Mental Health, Religion & Culture. John J. Cecero, S.J., associate professor of psychology, and Se-Kang Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, are co-authors.

Jennifer Gordon, LAW,
associate professor of law, was honored for her work on immigration and labor law by the Immigrant Advocacy Organization at the 10th Anniversary Gala of New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) on Nov. 16 in New York, N.Y.

Albert Greco, Ed.D., BUS,
professor of marketing, presented a paper at the annual meeting sponsored by The World Bank and the Society for Scholarly Publishing in Washington, D.C., on Nov 11, “The Market Demand for E-Books in the U.S.: 2008-2013.” He also presented “The Impact of E-Books on Jesuit University Presses: Challenges and Opportunities,” at the Annual Meeting of Association of Jesuit University Presses on Nov. 21.

Meredith Hanson, D.S.W., GSS,
professor and director of the Ph.D. Program in Social Work, participated in a panel at the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE’s) 55th Annual Program Meeting held Nov. 6 to 9 in San Antonio, Texas.

Tanya Hernandez, LAW,
professor of law, was recently elected to the American Law Institute, an independent U.S. organization producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.

Daniela Jopp, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of psychology, presented “Self-Efficacy in Young-Old, Old-Old, and Centenarians,” at the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Paris in July.

James R. Lothian, Ph.D. BUS,
distinguished professor of finance and director of the Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance, published “U.S. Monetary Policy and the Financial Crisis” in the Journal of Economic Assymetries. He gave a presentation on the same subject at the Tor Vergata International Conference on Banking and Finance held at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata.

Dean McKay, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, has published a book chapter, “Specialist Versus Generalist Careers: Choosing Your Path” in Your Career in Psychology: Putting Your Degree to Work (Wiley, 2009) and “Methodological Issues in the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum” in Psychiatry Research.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication research Center, published “Navigating Producer-Consumer Convergence: Media Policy Priorities in the Era of User Generated and User Distributed Content,” in the inaugural issue ofCommunications and Convergence Review.

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill and instructor of philosophy and theology, recently published “Can We Have a Sexually Intelligent Conversation?” in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education.

Francis Petit, Ed.D., BUS,
assistant dean and director of executive programs, published “Linking the Customer Experience Management Frameworks to the Deming Philosophy of Management,” in Business Renaissance Quarterly, Summer 2009.

Catharine Randall, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of French, has published From a Far Country: Camisards and Huguenots in the Atlantic World (University of Georgia Press, 2009).

Brian Rose, Ph.D, A&S,
professor of communication and media studies, introduced the 30th anniversary screening of Woody Allen’s Manhattan at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Nov. 18.

Travis Russ, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of business, received the top paper award for “Looking Across the Divide: Analyzing Cross-disciplinary Approaches for Business Communication Training,” from the National Communication Association’s training and development division at its annual meeting in Chicago in November. He has also published “The Status of the Business Communication Course at U.S. Colleges and Universities,” in Business Communication Quarterly.

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of history, gave the Tyler Lecture at the College of William & Mary on Nov. 6. He spoke on slavery and antislavery in the Spanish Empire. He also published “From Columbus to Ponce de Leon,” in Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009).

Beth Schwartz, LAW,
clinical associate professor of law, was selected as a clinical advisor for the Fulbright Specialists Program, and spent three weeks at the National University of Mongolia School of Law in Ulaanbaatar counseling the faculty on experiential legal education.

Sandra Sherman, Ph.D., LAW,
assistant director of the Intellectual Property Law Institute, gave an address “Cross-Channel Food Fights: Anglo-French Rivalry in the Eighteenth-Century Kitchen” at the combined annual conference on Nov. 8 of the Northeast American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies and Canadian Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies on Nov. 8 in Ottawa, Canada.

Warren W. Tryon, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, has published “Social Functioning in Predominantly Inattentive and Combined Subtypes of Children With ADHD” in the Journal of Attention Disorders; “Darwin’s Eclipse Concerned Function Versus Mechanism” in the American Psychologist; and “Sensitivity of Parent Reports in the MTA” in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


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