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People in and around Fordham: May 4, 2007


Robin Andersen, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of communication and media studies and director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program, discussed her book, A Century of Media, A Century of War (Peter Lang Publishing, 2006) at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on April 4.

Lisa Colarossi, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., GSS,
associate professor of social work, published Smooth Sailing or Stormy Waters? Family Transitions Through Adolescence and Their Implications for Practice and Policy (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007) with co-authors Rena Harold, professor at Michigan State University, and Lucy Mercier, associate professor at Saginaw Valley State University. The book presents qualitative research findings from parents and teenagers about adolescent development.

Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, received a Certificate of Appreciation from Michael Leavitt, U. S. secretary of health and human services, for her service on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections. In addition, her book, Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists (Sage Publications, 2003), was translated into Chinese and published by Wu-Nan Book, Inc.

Richard Fleisher, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of political science, along with co-authors Jon Bond, Ph.D., professor at Texas A&M University, and Glen Krutz, Ph.D., professor at the University of Oklahoma, won the award for the best paper presented on the scientific study of Congress or the presidency at the Midwest Political Science Association meetings in 2006. The paper was titled “The Presumption of Success on Presidential Appointments Reconsidered: How Delay Has Become the Primary Method of Defeating Nominees.”

Qin Gao, Ph.D., GSS,
assistant professor of social work, has been awarded a Young Investigator Development Grant by the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research to study “The Earned Income Tax Credit, Family Expenditures, and Child Well-being.”

Arancha Garcia del Soto, Ph.D.,
Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), took part in a dicussion about “Rape as a War Crime: “Gender Based Violence in the Balkans” at the Lowenstein Center on the Lincoln Center campus on April 12. The discussion was sponsored by the IIHA.

Anne-Marie Kirmse, O.P., Ph.D.,
assistant to Avery Cardinal Dulles, S. J., and adjunct associate professor of theology, was appointed as a consultant to the Pastoral Formation Institute at the Diocese of Brooklyn by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. She also delivered the lecture, “Avery Dulles: From Convert to Cardinal,” at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., in November.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., GBA,
associate professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, has published “Necessary Knowledge for Communications Policy: Information Asymmetries and Commercial Data Access and Usage in the Policymaking Process” inFederal Communications Law Journal. Napoli also published “Reassessing the Potential Contribution of Communications Research to Communications Policy: The Case of Media Ownership” in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

Christopher Rodgers, Ph.D.,
dean of students at Fordham College at Rose Hill, participated in a panel of respondents to a keynote address by Howard Gray, S.J., rector of John Carroll University, on “Student Development: A Mutual Spiritual Experience” at the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators Spring Conference in Orlando, Fla. on March 30.

Kieran Scott, Ph.D., GRE,
associate professor of religious education, and Harold D. Horell, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious education, have co-edited Human Sexuality in the Catholic Tradition (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007). The book is designed to meet the need for pastoral guidance in addressing moral issues of sexuality in both the Catholic Church and broader culture. The book explores sexuality from spiritual, psychological, moral and ministerial perspectives, and addresses specific issues such as sex and marriage, celibacy, homosexuality and cohabitation. Scott also co-edited Perspectives on Marriage: A Reader 3rd Edition (Oxford University Press, 2007) with Michael Warren, Ph.D., professor of theology and religious studies at St. John’s University.

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, has been elected chair of the U.N. Committee on Human Settlements and he will also chair the American Psychological Association’s membership committee. He also published a chapter on “Becoming Involved in Global Psychology” in Toward A Global Psychology (Erlbaum, 2007).

Troy Tassier, Ph.D, A&S,
assistant professor of economics, and Philip M. Polgreen, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, have received a $50,000 seed grant from the University of Iowa to support their research project titled “An Application of Network Theory to Optimize Influenza Vaccination Among Healthcare Workers.”


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