skip to main content

People In and Around Fordham


Kirk A. Bingaman, Ph.D., GRE,
associate professor of pastoral care and counseling, has published The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care (Lexington Books, 2014).

Elaine P. Congress, D.S.W., GSS,
associate dean and professor of social work, presented “The Culturagram – A Family Assessment Tool in Work with Immigrant Children and Families” at the Head Start Research Conference in Washington on July 8 and “Promoting Cultural Competent Services in Health Care: Using the Culturagram to Understand and Plan Interventions for Families Affected by Diabetes” at the ISPAD Conference in Toronto on Sept. 4.

Meghann L. Drury-Grogan, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of communications and media management, published “Performance on Agile Teams: Relating Iteration Objectives and Critical Decisions to Project Management Success Factors” in the journal Information and Software Technology.

Gloria Durka, Ph.D., GRE,
professor of religious education, was re-elected president of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV) at its bi-annual meeting held in York, England in July. At the meeting, she presented a paper entitled “Teaching Values in a Divided World: The Possibilities and Limitations of Art.”

Jeanne Flavin, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of sociology and president of the board of directors for National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), co-presented a lecture, “Seeking Justice for Women and Families: An Activist and Academic Partnership,” with Farah Diaz-Tello at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Ahir Gopaldas, Ph.D., BUS,
assistant professor of marketing, published “Marketplace Sentiments” in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Shushanik Hakobyan,, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of economics, presented a paper, “GSP Expiration and Declining Exports from Developing Countries,” at the second InsTED workshop, “Advances in the Theory and Empirics of Institutions, Trade and Economic Development,” hosted by the University of Oregon in August.

Amir Idris, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of African and African American studies, published “The travesty of the IGAD peace process for South Sudan” in the Sudan Tribune on Aug. 28.

Paul Levinson, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of communications, was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Baylor Libraries Symposium on Sept. 25.

Dale Lindquist, GSS,
director of the Online MSW Program and managing director of the Beck Institute on Religion and Poverty in the Graduate School of Social Service, won first place in the short documentary category for a film he directed, Our Daily Bread, on emergency food programs in New York City, at the Williamsburg International Film Festival on Sept. 20.

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., A&S,
Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture and professor of theology, presented “Overcoming Political Nestorianism: Lessons from Chalcedon” at the Edward Schillebeeckx Centenary Conference, “Grace, Governance and Globalization: Theology and Public Life” at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands from Aug. 27 -30, and “Toward an Anthropology of Peace” at the 22nd Congress on Orthodox Spirituality at the Bose Monastery in Italy on Sept. 3.

Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., A&S,
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, published the articles “Boko Haram: Where It Comes From and Where It Is Going” in Origins, and “When a Deeper Need Enters: Politics in the Poetry in the Poetry of Yeats and Heaney” in Commonweal. His Commonweal article “An Ancient Dispute: Shiites, Sunnis & the Future of the Middle East,” previously has been reprinted recently inSmart Companion India.

Kieran Scott, Ed.D., GRE,
associate professor of religious education, published “Inviting Young Adults to Come Out Religiously, Institutionally, and Traditionally” in the July-September issue of the journal Religious Education.

Editor’s Note: Entries for “People In and Around Fordham” are limited
to 150 words and may be edited for clarity. The deadline for submissions
for the Nov. 17 issue is Oct. 27. They should be emailed to

NOTE: Starting in December, the Fordham faculty and administrators’ newsletter, INSIDE FORDHAM, will cease print publication and move online-only at the soon-to-launch Fordham News page, Faculty and staff will continue to receive a biweekly email digest of top stories.


Comments are closed.