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People Notes: November 2010


Vincent Alfonso, Ph.D., GSE,
associate dean was granted Fellowship status in the American Psychological Association (APA).

Babette Babich, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy, gave two plenary lectures, “Towards a Critical Philosophy of Science” in Vienna, Austria at the end of August and “Heidegger on Technology, Science, and das was kommt” at University College Dublin, Ireland in mid-September. She also published “Das Problem der Wissenschaft, oder Nietzsches philosophische Kritik wissenschaftlicher Vernunft” in Gentili and Nielsen, eds., Der Tod Gottes und die Wissenschaft (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2010) and “Great Men, Little Black Dresses, & the Virtues of Keeping One’s Feet on the Ground” in MP: An Online Feminist Journal (August 2010).

Michael Baur, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of theology, gave a lecture on Sept. 20 at Manhattan College entitled “What Cardinal Newman Really Said About the University, and Why it Really Matters.”

Charles C. Camosy, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, has been appointed to the board of advisors for his ‘Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good’ project and the ethics committee of New York Presbyterian Children’s Hospital.

David R. Chabot, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, has published “Family Systems Theories of Psychology” in History of Psychology: Continuity and Change (American Psychological Association, 2010).

John Craven, Ph.D., GSE,
associate professor of education, has published “Resisting An Unbecoming Science” in Critical Essays on Resistance in Education (Peter Lang, 2010).

George Demacopoulos, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of theology, received a major award from the Carpenter Foundation to support his research on early Christian responses to papal claims to authority, also supported by a Fordham Faculty Fellowship. He also presented “Rethinking Pope Gelasius’ Ad Anastasium” to the 36th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference at the University of Pennsylvania on Oct. 9.

Deborah W. Denno, Ph.D., LAW,
Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law, presented a lecture, “Applying Criminology to Criminal Law Problems,” at the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, on Oct. 6.

Marshall A. George, Ed.D., GSE,
has published “Resisting Mandated Literacy Curricula in Urban Middle Schools” in Critical Essays on Resistance in Education (Peter Lang, 2010).

David S. Glenwick, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, has published a review of Barrio Professors: Tales of Naturalistic Researchin The Community Psychologist.

Karina Hogan, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, presented “The ‘Earthy’ Origins of Humankind in Ben Sira and the Book of the Watchers” at the Catholic Biblical Association Annual meeting at Loyola Marymount University in August. She will be presenting a paper on “Teaching the Hebrew Prophets in a Service-Integrated Course” at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in November.

J. Patrick Hornbeck, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of theology, published What Is a Lollard? Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England (Oxford University Press, 2010), in September.

Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., A&S,
Distinguished Professor of Theology, published “The Banquet of the Creed,” in Theology: Faith, Beliefs, Traditions; and “For God so Loved the Cosmos,” U.S. Catholic (April 2010). She delivered the annual Elisabeth Luce Moore (Class of 1924) Lecture at Wellesley College, Mass.: “Finding the Lost Coin—Women and the Image of God;” and delivered a two-hour “Update Theology” lecture by videoconference to multiple locations in the Diocese of Los Angeles.

Anne-Marie Kirmse, O.P., Ph.D., A&S,
research associate, Laurence J. McGinley Chair in Religion and Society, and associate professor of theology, is listed in the 28th edition of Who’s Who in American Women 2010-11.

Beth Knobel, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of communication and media studies, was named to the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Daily Spectator in September.

Judith M. Kubicki, C.S.S.F., Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of theology, has published “Images of Church in Christian Hymnody” in the September issue of the journal Worship.

Young Eun Lee, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of information and communication systems, has co-authored “Employing Wiki as a Collaborative Information Repository in a Media and Entertainment Company: The NBC Universal Case,” in collaboration with graduate students Danielle Bibbo, James Michelich, and Eric Sprehe, which has been accepted to the International Conference on Information Systems and has been invited to be published in the Journal of Information Technology.

Dean McKay, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, has published “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” in the Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders (Guilford, 2010) and “Safe, But Exposed: Inherent Conflicts in Safety Signal Conceptualization” in Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

Barbara E. Mundy, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of art history and music, was interviewed on the public television series, “Art Through Time: A Global View.”

Molly Ness, Ph.D., GSE,
assistant professor of childhood education, has published “Resisting Traditional Notions of Teacher Certification: Reflecting on ‘Teach For America.’” She also published, in collaboration with Marshall A. George, Kristen Turner, and Jane Bolgatz, “The growth of teacher educators for social justice: Collaborative professional development in higher education” in InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 5.

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, ADM,
associate director for the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, and John Seitz have been appointed series editors for the new series, Catholic Practice in North America, published by Fordham University Press.

Terry A. Osborn, Ph.D., GSE,
professor and chair of the Division of Curriculum and Teaching, was the editor of the recently published work, “Critical Essays on Resistance in Education (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education).”

Francis Petit, Ed.D., BUS,
assistant dean and director of Executive Programs, presented “Creating the Marketing Executive of the Future” at the Symposium on Executive Education, Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, June 3.

Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., A&S,
The Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, attended the conference, “Building Bridges of Hope: Success Stories and Strategies for Interfaith Action,” held at the Gregorian University in Rome on October 12. The conference was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and Gregorian University.

Maureen A. Tilley, Ph.D., A&S,
visiting professor of theology, participated in a panel discussion, “Organizing and Enjoying the Survey Course” and presented a paper, “Dying for the Faith: Suicide in Donatist North Africa,” both at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society, in Chicago on May 27th and 29th, respectively. On June 5th, she was the first invited overseas presenter at the Augustine Study Day, a colloquium for scholars from Belgium and the Netherlands, at the Augustinian Historical Institute in Heverlee, Belgium, where she presented a paper, “Donatism Beyond Augustine: Developing the Agenda.”

Kristen Turner, Ph.D., GSE,
assistant professor of English education, has published her essay entitled, “Fighting the Fear of Failure: Resisting the Effects of THE TEST in a Thinking-Based Writing Class.”

Larry L. Welborn, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, published the “Introduction and Notes to 1 Corinthians” in The New Oxford Annotated Bible in February. He also published “By the Mouth of Two or Three Witnesses: Paul’s Invocation of a Deuteronomic Statute” in Novum Testamentum 52 (2010).


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