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People in and around Fordham: September 8, 2008


Jonathan Gray, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of communication and media studies, has published Television Entertainment(Routledge, 2008).

Margot Hardenbergh, Ph.D. A&S,
visiting assistant professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies, was awarded the Jacques Ellul Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Activism by the Media Ecology Association on June 20 in California, at the group’s 9th annual conference. The award is given annually to an individual engaged in political activism whose work is informed by the media ecology perspective.

Amir H. Idris, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of African studies, delivered a presentation titled “Sudan: Crisis of Identities and Civil Wars,” at the African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, on June 9.

Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., GSE,
professor of education, published “Evolution of an Educational Research Model: Transformative Learning Research Intersecting with Learners’ Lives Across Varied Contexts,” in the International Forum on Teaching and Scholarship Journal, with Barbara Heuer, Ed.D., assistant professor in the masters program in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. King also gave the keynote address, “Empowering Models for Evolving Research and Adult Learning: Conversations with an Innovative Scholar About Transformative Learning, Web 2.0 and Distance Learning,” at the University of Tennessee at Memphis Distance Learning Conference in July in Memphis, Tenn.

John D. Lawry, Ph.D., A&S,
professor emeritus of psychology, Marymount College of Fordham University, published an article, “Are You Emotionally Intelligent,” in the July/August 2008 issue of About Campus.

Robert Moniot, Ph.D., A&S,
associate dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center and associate professor of computer science and physics, received the Mathematical Association of America’s Trevor Evans Award for his article, “The Taxman Game,” which appeared in the MAA’s magazine, Math Horizons in February 2007. The award was presented at MathFest, held in Madison, Wisconsin from July 31 to August 2.

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill and adjunct assistant professor of philosophy and theology published “Christian Families, Educative Lenses, and Incarnational Roots,” in Religious Education (Routledge, 2008). He also collaborated on the Web-based online publication of “Christian Educators of the 20th Century,” funded by the Lilly Endowment, and wrote a review of The Cambridge Companion to Plato’s Republic, by G.R.F. Ferrari (ed.) for the New England Classical Journal’s summer 2008 issue.

Francis Petit, Ed.D., BUS,
assistant dean and director of executive programs for the Graduate School of Business Administration, and Bill Lindsey, Ph.D., associate dean and EMBA program director at Loyola Marymount University, co-presented “Jesuit Executive MBA Programs: Building a Just Society,” at the 14th World Forum of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education held at Fordham University on July 22.

Joan E. Roberts, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of chemistry, co-wrote an article, “Wireless Device Helps Illuminate the Role of Light on Human Health,” with Cheryl Harris Sharman for the July 15 issue of Scientific American.

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, co-authored a data-based report on “Human Rights and International Organ Donation: What’s the Problem?” in the spring 2008 issue of International Psychology Bulletin, published by the American Psychological Association.

Hrishikesh D. Vinod, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of economics and director of the Institute of Ethics and of Ethics and Economic Policy, contributed a paper, “Fraud and Corruption,” to Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook: Technology, Finance, Environmental, and International Guidance and Best Practices, Anthony Tarantino (ed.) (J. Wiley and Sons, 2008). Vinod was also elected as vice president of the Society of Indian Academics in America (SIAA) in June 2008.


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