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People in and around Fordham: May 3, 2010


Saul Cornell, Ph.D., A&S,
The Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History gave a talk at Georgia Tech on April 14 entitled “Gun Control Goes to the Supreme Court: The Shotgun Marriage of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments.”

Kim Dramer, Ph.D., A&S,
adjunct professor of art history, discussed “Dos and Don’ts of Business and Social Interaction in China,” on The Woman’s Connection, a cable TV show that reaches more than 1 million viewers.

Allan Hazlett, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of philosophy, gave a talk, “Epistemic Essentialism about Belief,” at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow in March and at the University of Rochester in April.

Carolyn Johnson, GRE,
assistant dean, presented “Building Bridges between the Academy and the Faith Community: Narrative Inquiry as a Practice of Faith” at the Association of Practical Theology biennial conference in Boston, held April 9-11.

Carey N. Kasten, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of modern languages and literatures, has been awarded the NeMLA book award for best book-length manuscript in modern-language literature and cultural studies.

Mark Massa, S.J., A&S,
Karl Rahner Professor of Theology and director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, delivered a talk on Ignatian spirituality and Catholicism at Loyola University New Orleans on April 19.

Ross McLaren, A&S,
artist-in-residence in the Department of Theatre and Visual Arts, was honored with a retrospective of his films at the Toronto Images Festival, where his films were shown on April 2 and where he gave a talk on April 3. McLaren was also featured on the cover of the April 1 edition of Toronto Eye Weekly.

Aida A. Nevárez-La Torre, Ed.D., GSE,
associate professor of education and coordinator of the TESOL and Bilingual Education programs, published The Power of Learning from Inquiry: Teacher Research as a Professional Development Tool in Multilingual Schools (Information Age Publishing, 2010).

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., A&S,
freshman dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, delivered a talk, “Sprint or Steady Jog? The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree in College” at Eastchester High School on March 16.

Silvana Patriarca, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of modern Italian history, has published Italian Vices: Nation and Character from the Risorgimento to the Republic (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Michael Pirson, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of management systems, co-wrote “Believing is Seeing: Using Mindlessness (mindfully) to Improve Visual Acuity,” for the April edition of Psychological Science.

Lloyd H. Rogler, Ph.D., A&S,
professor emeritus of sociology, was profiled in the February issue of Footnotes, from the American Sociological Association.

Thomas J. Shelley, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of theology, has published “In Memoriam: Canon Roger Aubert (1914-2009),” in the January issue of Catholic Historical Review; and “John Tracy Ellis: Historian and Priest,” inReclaiming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New (Orbis Books, 2010).

Terrence W. Tilley, Ph.D., A&S,
The Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Professor of Catholic Theology and chair of the department, presented a paper to the annual meeting of the American Theological Society, “Jesus, History, and Christology: Three Theses,” on March 27.

Gregory Waldrop, S.J., A&S,
assistant professor of art history, presented “Painting Priesthood: Iconography and the Construction of Sacerdotal Identity in Late Medieval Italy,” for a session on Intervisuality in Medieval Art at the Association of Art Historians’ 2010 Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on April 16.


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