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People Notes : September 2011


Al Auster, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of communication and media studies, published the fourth edition of American Film and Society Since 1945 (Praeger, 2011) in July.

Babette Babich, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy, lectured at the University of Richmond on Nietzsche and Lou Salomé and sacred sculptures in the Italian Sacri Monti di Orta and Varallo. She also published “Adorno on Science and Nihilism, Animals and Jews” in Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy.

Robert Brancatelli, Ph.D., GRE,
visiting professor of religious education, presented two papers at the College Theology Society’s annual convention from June 2 to 5 at Iona College: “Treasure in Jars of Clay: Men, Woman and Brokenness” and “Entrepreneurial Discipleship: Having Faith in the Marketplace.”

John Carey, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of communication and media management, presented “Changing Media Behavior” on June 13 at the Advertising Research Foundation.

Lisa M. Cataldo, M.Div., Ph.D., GRE,
assistant professor of pastoral counseling, won the Stephen A. Mitchell Author’s Award from the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) for her paper, “Where God is Between Us: Religious Experience, Surrender, and the Third in Clinical Perspective.”

Elaine Congress, D.S.W., GSS,
associate dean and professor of social work, received the Mental Health Advocacy Award “in recognition and gratitude for outstanding civic involvement and leadership on behalf of New York’s diverse communities” on June 28 from the Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals.

John A. Fortunato, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of communication and media management, published “American Needle v. NFL: Legal and Sponsorship Implications” in the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.

Marshall A. George, Ed.D., GSE,
associate professor and chair of the Division of Curriculum and Teaching, published “Preparing Teachers to Teach Adolescent Literature in the 21st Century” in Theory into Practice.

Albert Greco, Ed.D., BUS,
professor of marketing, joined Robert Wharton, Ph.D., BUS, and Falguni Sen, Ph.D., BUS, to present “Repositioning Journal and Working Paper Content in a New Book Series” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing in Boston.

Bradford E. Hinze, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of theology, published the lead article, “Ecclesial Impasse: What Can We Learn From Our Laments?” in the September issue of the Jesuit journal Theological Studies.

Oneka LaBennett, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of African and African-American studies, published She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn (New York University Press, 2011).

Philip M. Napoli, Ph.D., BUS,
professor of communication and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, delivered the keynote address, “Audience Evolution and the Future of Audience Research,” on June 6 at “From Audiences to Users and Beyond” in Helsinki, Finland.

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of theology and co-director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Program, published “Sophia, Apophasis, and Communion: The Trinity in Contemporary Orthodox Theology” in theCambridge Companion to the Trinity.

Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., A&S,
freshman dean at Fordham College at Rose Hill, faculty co-director of Manresa scholars program, and instructor of philosophy and theology, published “Why Must There Be Something (Or Anything) At All? Wittgenstein, Philosophy and Religious Belief,” in Review of Contemporary Philosophy.

Chris Rhomberg, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of sociology, won two American Sociological Association awards for his article “A Signal Juncture: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and Post-Accord Labor Relations in the United States,” which was published in the American Journal of Sociology (May 2010).

Travis L. Russ, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of communication, presented “Soliciting and Using Input During Organizational Change Initiatives” in May at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Boston. He also published “Theory X/Y Assumptions as Predictors of Managers’ Propensity for Participative Decision Making” in Management Decision.

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, was recognized with the 2011 Henry P. David International Mentor Award for “outstanding mentoring of psychologists worldwide” in August at the 119th meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington D.C.

Maureen A. Tilley, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of theology, delivered the opening lecture of the annual meeting of the College Theology Society, “One, Wholly, Catholic: Saints and Sanctity in the Post-Apostolic Church” on June 9 in San Jose, Calif. She lectured at the Oxford Patristics Conference on Aug. 11 on “Redefining Donatism: A Way Forward.” This fall, she will be the Thomas F. Martin Fellow at the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University.


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