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People in and around Fordham: June 30, 2008


Robin Andersen, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of communication and media studies, spoke on May 13 at the National Press Club’s Centennial Celebration, which honored photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White.

Fran C. Blumberg, Ph.D., GSE,
associate professor of educational psychology, was a panelist for a session at the Fifth Annual Games for Change Festival, held on June 3 at Parsons The New School for Design.

Ben Dunning, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, wrote an article, “Virgin Earth, Virgin Birth: Creation and Sexual Difference in Irenaeus of Lyons,” that was accepted for publication in The Journal of Religion.

Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., Ph.D., A&S,
distinguished professor of theology, was interviewed on April 24 about her book Quest for the Living God (Continuum International Publishing, 2007) on the National Catholic Reporter’s website—

Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., GSE,
professor of education, presented a study on “New Media and Underrepresented Voices” on June 6 at the Adult Education Research Conference hosted by the University of Missouri at St Louis. On May 21, she and Mark Gura, M.A., P.D., adjunct professor of education, presented “Podcasting as Professional Development” to national department of education and state department of education leaders at the DELC Conversations Conference in Teaneck, N.J.

E. Doyle McCarthy, Ph.D., A&S.,
professor of sociology, co-organized the interdisciplinary panel, “The Changing American Family,” on April 2 at The Wolfson Center, New School University in New York. McCarthy served as moderator of the event, which was aired on

Matthew Maguire, M.F.A., A&S,
director of Fordham Theatre, received a $10,000 grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts to support his new play, The Wild Man. The play represents a “journey through actual and tall tales of risk.”

Mark Naison, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of African and African-American studies and history, and principal investigator of the Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP), gave a talk titled, “The Streets are Still Part of Bronx Hip Hop,” on June 2 at the Conference on Hip Hop and Street Culture in Barcelona, Spain.

Joyce Nilsson Orsini, Ph.D., GBA,
associate professor of management systems, and director of the Deming Scholars MBA Program, was the keynote speaker on May 13 as part of a three-day seminar “How to Create Unethical, Ineffective Organizations that Go Out of Business,” sponsored by the W. Edwards Deming Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo. Orsini’s talk was titled “Results are Rational to the System.”

Francis Petit, Ed.D., BUS,
assistant dean and director of executive programs, presented a paper on May 29 at the Global Conference on Business and Finance for the Institute for Business and Finance Research, titled “Motivating Generation X and Y on the Job and Preparing Z.” His co-presenter was Patrick Montana, Ph.D., visiting professor of management systems.

Thierry Rigogne, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of history, presented a paper “Making News: War, Public and Private Interests,” at the panel “‘Freeing’ Public Speech: News in the Eighteenth-Century Francophone World,” on April 29 at Bard College.

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, co-authored a report on “How Can Students Become Involved in U.N. Work?” in the summer 2008 issue of Psychology International, published by the American Psychological Association. His co-author was Fred Campano, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of economics. In the same issue, Takooshian also co-authored “Publishing at the United Nations.”

Tiffany Yip, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of psychology, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for a longitudinal study of identity and well-being among Asian, African American and Latino New York City high school students.


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