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People in and around Fordham: February 2, 2009


Robin Andersen, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of communication and media studies and director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program, presented a research paper titled, “Challenges and Proposal for Sustainable Wildlife Tourism,” at the Travel Philanthropy Conference in Arusha, Tanzania with Christina Colon, Ph.D. (GSAS ’99), of the New York Botanical Garden, on Dec. 4.

Babette Babich, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy, presented a paper, “Jaspers, Heidegger, and Arendt: Politics, Science, and Communication,” at the December 2008 meeting of the American Philosophy Association in Philadelphia. Her essay “Un Problema con cuernos … El Problema de la Ciencia Misma.’ La Crítica de Nietzsche a la Razón Scientífica” [A Problem with Horns: Nietzsche’s Critique of Scientific Reason] was published in the Winter 2008 issue of Estudios Nietzsche.

Elaine Congress, D.S.W., GSS,
associate dean of the GSS and professor of social work, presented a paper with Elaine Gerald, dean of admissions at Westchester, on “Ethical Dilemmas in Admissions Decisions: Developing Policies to Improve Practice,” at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual 2008 Program Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

Hillary Exeter, ADM,
director of student organizations and publicity, Public Interest Resource Center, Fordham Law School, published “The Transition from Public Interest Lawyer to Public Interest Advisor,” in the October 2008 Bulletin of NALP (The Association of Legal Career Professionals.)

Francis Petit, Ed.D., BUS,
assistant dean and director of executive programs for the Graduate School of Business Administration, and Patrick J. Montana, Ph.D., adjunct professor of management systems at GBA, co-published “Motivating Generation X and Y on the Job and Preparing Z,” for the Global Journal of Business Research (Volume 2, No. 2, 2008).

Joan Roberts, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of chemistry and department chair of natural science, presented a lecture, “Light Effects on Human Physiology,” on January 15 at the Seattle Public Library.

Janet Ruffing, RSM, Ph.D., GRE,
professor of spirituality and spiritual direction, has published an essay, “Hearing Voices: An Interpretation of Contemporary Locutionary Phenomenon,” in Seeing the Seeker: Explorations in the Discipline of Spirituality, a Festschrift for Kees Waaijman from the Titus Brandsma Institute, Studies in Spirituality Supplement 19 (Louven).

Travis L. Russ, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of communication, has published “Communicating Change: A Review and Critical Analysis of Programmatic and Participatory Implementation Approaches,” in the Journal of Change Management.

Asif Siddiqi, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of history, is on leave as a visiting scholar at MIT’s Science, Technology, and Society Studies Program.

Janet Sternberg, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of communication and media studies and Latin American and Latino studies, participated as a panelist in a full day preconference on “Media Ecology: Theory, Publication, Pedagogy” at the 94th annual convention of the National Communication Association in San Diego, CA on Nov. 20.

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, and Howard T. Everson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, co-authored an article on “Anne Anastasi @ 100: Her Legacy for Psychometrics,” in Testing International (Fall 2008), published by the International Test Commission.

Hrishikesh D. Vinod, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of economics and director of the Institute of Ethics and Economic Policy, has published a paper, “Divestiture Remedy for Preventing Madoff-style Ponzi,” in the January issue of Management Online Review.

Rosemary Wakeman, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of history and director of the urban studies program, spoke on “Training Students in Urban Studies for the 21st Century,” at the United Nations NGO Committee on Human Settlements on Dec. 9 in New York City.


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