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People in and around Fordham: October 10, 2006


Christopher R. Blake, Ph.D., BUS,
Joseph Keating, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Finance, has had his paper, “The Adequacy of Investment Choices Offered by 401(k) Plans” (coauthored with Edwin Elton and Martin Gruber), published in the August 2006 issue of the Journal of Public Economics. He also presented his paper, “Participant Reaction and the Performance of Funds Offered by 401(k) Plans” (coauthored with Edwin Elton and Martin Gruber), at the 2006 European Finance Association meetings in Zurich, Switzerland, in August.

Leslie Burton, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, was named a fellow of the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association. She also was awarded a $5,324 Fordham Faculty Grant, “Biological Correlates of Personality,” to evaluate the relationship of personality, depression and anxiety to several biological variables.

Gerald M. Cattaro, Ed.D., GSE,
associate professor of education, chair of the division of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy and director of the Center for Catholic School Leadership led an international symposium, “Secularism: Betwixt and Between—A Challenge for Educators,” at St. Mary’s College in Strawberry Hill, England. He also conducted a national profile of the Catholic Superintendency, a research study of the nation’s chief Catholic school officers, published by the national Association of Catholic Education. He will be presenting “Diocesesan Educational Administration Leadership Survey” at the annual CACE meeting (Chief Administrators of Catholic Education) in Los Angeles, Oct. 25. Working in collaboration with Monsignor Franceso Follo, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNESCO, on an international conference on global education, “Education—A Path to Love,” to be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on Nov. 9.

Thomas F. Cloonan, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, presented a paper, “The Human Science Context for the Interconnectedness Among Reasoning, Emotion and Motivation Research Studies,” at the International Human Science Research Conference in Pleasant Hill, California, in August.

Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., A&S,
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, delivered the keynote address, “From the Synod to the Year of Evangelization,” at the Diocese of Orlando Synod Assembly on Aug. 26, and the keynote address, “The Indirect Mission of the Church to Politics,” at the Scarpa Conference held at Villanova Law School on Sept. 15. Recent publications include: “The Orthodox Imperative,” First ThingsNo. 165 (August-September 2006); “The Church is Catholic,” in The Many Marks of the Church, edited by William Madges and Michael J. Daley, and “A Roman Catholic Response to Principles,” in In Search of Humanity and Deity: A Celebration of John Macquarrie’s Theology, edited by Robert Morgan. Models of Revelation has been translated into Hungarian with the title A kinyilatkoztatás modelljei, and his article, “Justification: the Joint Declaration” appears in French translation in Kephas (April-June 2006). His article, “Sapientia et Doctrina,” an explanation of Fordham University’s motto, appeared in the September issue of this publication.

James E. Fleming, J.D., Ph.D., LAW,
Leonard F. Manning Distinguished Professor of Law, has just published a book, Securing Constitutional Democracy: The Case of Autonomy, with University of Chicago Press. He defends the constitutional right to privacy or autonomy against many critics and argues that the right is integral to our scheme of constitutional democracy. His framework seeks to secure the basic liberties that are preconditions for deliberative democracy—to allow citizens to deliberate about the institutions and policies of their government—as well as deliberative autonomy—to enable citizens to deliberate about the conduct of their own lives.

Mary Ann Forgey, Ph.D., GSS,
associate professor of social work, was awarded a two-year research contract from the Henry Jackson Foundation and the Department of Defense to develop and test a training curriculum in domestic violence assessment for Army social workers. The curriculum, which uses standardized client methodology, will be implemented and tested at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Richard Giannone, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of English, will be an invited lecturer at Georgia College & State University’s July 2007 Summer Institute, “Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor.” Giannone is one of six guest faculty from across the U.S. chosen to lead the 25 college faculty participants in discussions and lectures on teaching and researching the works of Flannery O’Connor. The institute is funded with a $155,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

David Glenwick, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, was named a fellow of the Division of General Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

Robert F. Hurley, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of management systems and director of the entrepreneurship program, published an article, “The Decision to Trust,” in the September 2006 issue of the Harvard Business Review. The article spells out how people make judgments to trust or be suspicious of others. In it he draws out the implications for leading organizations to avoid the recent issues at Enron and other organizations where trust in the organization and leadership among employees has hit an all time low.

James R. Lothian, Ph.D., BUS,
Distinguished Professor of Finance and director of the Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance, published “Institutions, Capital Flows and Financial Integration,” in the Journal of International Money and Finance, and a review article of The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy, by Thomas E. Woods Jr., in the Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He delivered an address “Cui multum datum est, multum quaretur,” at Fordham University Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony and spoke on “Religious culture and the market system: conflict, relations or integration?” at the Istituto Leonne XIII in Milan. Recent paperpresentations include: “Uncovered Interest Rate Parity over the Past Two Centuries,” at Trinity College, Dublin, and at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata; “The Behavior of Money and Other Economic Variables: Two Natural Experiments” at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where he is a visiting scholar; “Economic Institutions, Capital Flows and Growth” at University College, Cork.

E. Doyle McCarthy, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of sociology, was awarded the Maines Narrative Research Award by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) for the article she co-authored with David Woolwine: “Gay Moral Discourse: Gay Men Talk About Identity, Sex, and Commitment” (2005), Studies in Symbolic Interaction. Dr. McCarthy is a social theorist and cultural sociologist working in the fields of the sociology of knowledge and culture. She has made many scholarly contributions to studies of the social self and identity, and to qualitative and ethnographic and qualitative research methods. She is currently using this perspective in a series of case studies on the role of emotions in contemporary U.S. culture and the role of mass media and consumer culture in the organization of today’s emotional cultures. SSSI is an international social science professional organization of scholars interested in qualitative, especially interactionist, research. The society has its annual meetings in conjunction with the American Sociological Association.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, delivered a speech, “The Role of Diversity in Media Policy,” to the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Helsinki, Finland, on Sept. 13. Napoli also published a book chapter, “Television and Government Controls,” in the U.S. in the new anthology Television Industries (British Film Institute) and a review of the book, Technological Visions: The Hopes and Fears that Shape New Technologies, in the Fall 2006 issue of the Journal of Communication.

Robert J. Penella, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of classics, recently published three articles: “From the Muses to Eros: Choricius’ Epithalamia for Student Bridegrooms” in C. Saliou, ed., Gaza dans l’Antiquite Tardive (Salerno, 2005); “Himerius and the Praetorian Prefect Secundus Salutius,” Prometheus 32 (2006): 85-90; and “In Praise of Cities and Men: Himerius’ Orations at Thessalonica, Philippi and Constantinople” in A. Gonzalez-Galvez and P.-L. Malosse, eds., Melanges A. F. Norman (Lyon, 2006).

Maryann Reid, A&S,
adjunct instructor in English published her fourth novel, Mrs. Big, (St. Martin’s Press, 2006). A review byEssence magazine reveals that Mrs. Big “deftly captures the intimacies of five twenty-something sisters in the dating game.”

Janet Ruffing, RSM, REL,
professor of spirituality and spiritual direction, gave two keynote addresses to the inaugural assembly of the newly forming MidAtlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy, July 7, 2006. They were: “Proclaiming the New Dawn Centered in God” and “To Live in the Mercy of God: Mercy Flowing Outward to Our World.” Earlier in the summer she presented the mission institute, “Living Contemplatively: Mindfulness Practices from the Western Tradition” at Maryknoll, New York, May 21-26, and a workshop for Retreats International in Chicago, July 9-15. At the June meeting of Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology, she presented her work on Elisabeth Leseur emphasizing the epistolary relationship between Elisabeth and her correspondent, Soeur Marie Goby, June 9, 2006 at Mercy Gwynedd College. She was also the homilist for Mercy Sr. Fresia Toro’s Perpetual Profession, May 20, and for the Mercy Burlingame Jubilee Celebration, August 13, 2006.


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