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People Notes: June 2011


Robin Andersen, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of communication and media studies and director of the peace and justice studies program, participated in a panel titled “Getting the Facts Right” on May 4 at the United Nations Headquarters.

Kirk A. Bingaman, Ph.D., GRE,
director of the pastoral care and counseling program, recently published “The Art of Contemplative and Mindfulness Practice: Incorporating the Findings of Neuroscience into Pastoral Care and Counseling” in Pastoral Psychology.

Christopher R. Blake, Ph.D., BUS,
Joseph Keating, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Business, published “Holdings Data, Security Returns and the Selection of Superior Mutual Funds” (co-authored with Edwin J. Elton and Martin J. Gruber) in the April 2011 issue of The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

John Carey, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of communications and media management, published (with co-author Martin Elton) “Adoption of New Media: How Marketers Can Make New Mistakes,” in the April issue of the European Financial Review.

The Rev. Anthony J. Ciorra, Ph.D., GRE,
dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, was the spiritual director of the 18th annual Lenten Spiritual Enrichment Day for women of the Paterson Diocese, which was held at St. Mary Parish in Denville, N.J. The Paterson Diocesan Council of Catholic Women sponsored the event.

Alvin Eng, Ph.D., A&S,
adjunct professor of English and creative writing, was named a Fulbright Specialist in U.S. Studies/ Theatre. He will be a resident this summer at Hong Kong City University, leading a playwriting and performance intensive workshop titled, “Our Town: China/USA.”

Marshall A. George, Ed.D., GSE,
associate professor and chair of the Division of Curriculum and Teaching, gave a presentation titled “Global Perspectives on English Teacher Education” in April at the Conference of the International Federation for the Teaching of English at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

David S. Glenwick, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, recently published “Trends in Clinical Child Psychology from 1976 to 2011: The More Things Change, the More They Don’t Stay the Same” in In Balance, the newsletter of the Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

William E. Jaworski, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor and associate chair of undergraduate philosophy, recently published Philosophy of Mind: A Comprehensive Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

Beth Knobel, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of communication and media studies, will be serving as a judge for the 2011 News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

Dean McKay, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, recently published “Disgust Vulnerability and Symptoms of Contamination-Based OCD: Descriptive Tests of Incremental Specificity” in Behavior Therapy.

Sophie Mitra, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of economics, presented a paper on poverty and disability in developing countries to the Department of Epidemiology and Department of Child Health at University College, London.

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of communications and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, delivered a presentation on May 3 titled “Where We Stand: Diversity and the Public Interest in a Broadband World” at the workshop “Digital Diversity: Serving the Public Interest in the Age of Broadband.” Also, he received a $20,000 grant from the Time Warner Cable Research Program in Digital Communications to study new metrics for measuring and valuing media audiences.

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of theology and co-founding director of the Orthodox Christian studies program, spoke at a symposium on May 7 at the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle.

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., A&S,
dean for freshmen at Fordham College at Rose Hill, faculty co-director of the Manresa Scholars, and instructor of philosophy and theology, recently published “Friction and Human Character in Philosophical Practice” in the Journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA), and was invited to deliver the commencement address at Our Lady of Fatima School in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Robert J. Penella, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of classics, recently lectured at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan on “Declamation in the Roman Empire.”

Francis Petit, Ed.D., BUS,
associate dean and director of executive programs, served as a panelist on “Innovations in EMBA Programs,” on April 18 at the 2011 Executive MBA Council Northeast / Canada Regional Meeting at Villanova University.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of communication and media studies, published an essay titled “Echolocations and Reverberations: Walter Ong’s Place in the Media Ecology Intellectual Tradition, and His Ongoing Influence in Our Field,” in Language, Culture and Identity: The Legacy of Walter J. Ong, S.J.

Frederick J. Wertz, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, recently published Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis: Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive Inquiry (Guilford, 2011). He also gave the Jim Klee Forum Lecture in March at the University of West Georgia.

Tiffany Yip, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of psychology, received the Early Career Achievement Award from the Asian Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development. She also chaired a symposium titled “Where Are You Really From? Discrimination and Psychological Well-Being Among Asian-American Youth” in April at the annual conference of the Society for Research in Child Development in Montreal. He presented a paper titled “Ethnic Identity: Does It Exacerbate or Buffer the Effects of Discrimination?” at that meeting.


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