Faculty Publications and Presentations, Summer 2012

Over the summer, CAS faculty expanded the boundaries of knowledge and imagination by giving many presentations, performances, publications, and exhibitions.

Matthew J. Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology,  published a paper titled, “Preliminary evidence of behavioral lateralization in the Northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita,” in Avian Ecology and Behaviour (2012:3-12).

Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., professor of political science, gave four lectures in late May and early June as part of American University’s IMI-Libya Diplomatic Training Program.   These included “American Perspectives on Contemporary Global Politics,” “Globalization, Development, and Economic Crisis,” “Security Challenges in the 21st Century,” and “Post-Conflict Peacebuilding:  Living Together after Violence.”

Tetyana Berezovski, Ph.D, assistant professor of mathematics, presented a poster “The NOYCE Program at Saint Joseph’s University, PI – Dr. Sandy Fillebrown.” Poster presented at 2012 NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference, Washington, DC. (May 24, 2012). (Abstract can be retrieved from http://nsfnoyce.org/files/2012/05/Noyce-Conference-Program-2012.pdf p. 76).

Tetyana Berezovski, Ph.D, assistant professor of mathematics and co-founder (with Dr. Rash) of CoMerg (Collaborative Mathematics Education Research Group), presented a talk entitled, “Teaching Geometry for Teachers: from Problem Solving to Proof” at the CoMerg Meeting, at SJU, May 16, 2012. (CoMerg website link http://math-ed.sju.edu/comerg/index.html).

Tetyana Berezovski, Ph.D, assistant professor of mathematics,  with Cheng, D. and, Farrington, C., published a paper titled “Mathematical Eyes on Figure Skating”,  in conference proceedings of the BRIDGES Art and Mathematics Conference in Towson, MD. The paper was presented at this conference on July 26, 2012.

Tetyana Berezovski, Ph.D, assistant professor of mathematics, “Geometry for Inservice Teachers – Course Focusing on Specialized Content Knowledge,” Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Newsletter, Fall 2012. (retrieved 08/22/2012 from http://academics.sru.edu/pamte/teacher/education.htm).

Gerald J. Beyer, associate professor of theology, published an article entitled “What Paul Ryan Missed: What Catholic Social Teaching says about Solidarity and Subsidiarity” in America (June 4, 2012).

John M. Braverman, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, has published a review of the following book: Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories. A Critical Appraisal 150 Years After The Origin of Species, G. Auletta, M. Leclerc, and R.A. Martínez, Eds. in Theology and Science 10.3 (2012: 333–334).

Audre Brokes, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, presented a paper at the Sellars Centenary Conference and Workshop in Dublin, Ireland on June 5, 2012.  The paper is entitled, “Keeping it Implicit: A Probablistic Case for the Primacy of Material Inferences.”

Jim Caccamo, Ph.D., associate professor of theology, presented “Mediating God in a New Media World” at the Annual Meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America on June 8, 2012. In the same month, he also took part in the Theology and Communications: In Dialogue international consultation, co-sponsored by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Social Communications and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Peter Clark, Ph.D, professor of theology, published “Ethics Training for Medical Interns/Residents in the Mercy Health System,” Health Progress 93 (3) May-June 2012.

Peter Clark, Ph.D., professor of theology, together with Pinedo, C., Fadus, M. Capuzzi, S., published “Slow-Sand Water Filter: Design, Implementation, Accessibility and Sustainability in Developing Countries,” Medical Science Monitor 18 (7) July 2012.

Peter Clark, Ph.D., professor of theology, together with Eisenman, J. and Szapor, S., published “Surgical Vaccine: Should Male Circumcision Be Mandatory in Sub-Saharan Africa,” in Ethics Research Compendium, Peter M. Roberts & Emily O. Perez [eds] (New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012).

Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, organized the initial gathering of a multi-year research project, “Promise, Land, and Hope: Jews and Christians Seeking Understanding to Enable Constructive Dialogue about Israeli-Palestinian Issues,” funded by the International Council of Christians and Jews with additional support from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Center, Catholic Theological Union; Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, Saint Joseph’s University; Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding, Muhlenberg College; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; and Lund University. Consultation occurred at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, August 7-9, 2012.

Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, participated in a panel discussion, “Reflections on Kairos Palestine” (with Edward Kessler) at the annual meeting of the International Council of Christians and Jews, Manchester, U.K., July 2, 2012.

Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, published “A Tectonic Shift in Relations with Non-Catholics: Witnessing a Transformation,” William Madges and Michael J. Daley, eds., Vatican II: Fifty Personal Stories (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2012), 183-187.

Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, published “Paul’s Letters and the Relationship between the People of Israel and the Church Today,” Reimund Bieringer and Didier Pollefeyt, eds., Paul and Judaism: Crosscurrents in Pauline Exegesis and the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations (London/New York: T & T Clark, 2012), 141-162.

Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, published “Discerning the ‘Stumbling Block,’” Cardinal Koch Symposium. Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, May 2012. http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/scjr/article/view/2073/1767

 Joseph J. Feeney, S.J., Ph.D., professor of English, presented a paper on June 24, 2012, at the “Belmont Abbey Literary Conference: Transformations in Literature” at Belmont Abbey College, near Charlotte, NC.  His paper was entitled “From Nature-Lover to Environmentalist: The Transformation of Gerard Manley Hopkins.”

Joseph J. Feeney, S.J., Ph.D., professor of English, published a review in the journal KronoScope: Journal for the Study of Time (vol. 12, 2012: 111-14) of Don Gifford, Zones of Re-membering: Time, Memory, and (un)Consciousness.  Ed. Donald E. Morse.  Consciousness, Literature and the Arts Series #28.  Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.  157 pp.

Susan Fenton, MFA, Associate Professor of Photography in the Art Department, will be exhibiting 14 pieces at the Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, in an exhibition titled Creative Hand, Discerning Heart: Story, Symbol, Self from September 8 – December 30, 2012. In conjunction with this exhibition, she will be giving a professional presentation of her work to the public at the Michener on September 12, 2012.

Babak Forouraghi, Ph.D.,  professor of computer science, with Li Ma, has published a paper entitled, “A Modified Particle Swarm Optimizer for Engineering Design,” in the 25th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AEI), June 2012, pp. 187-196.

Joseph J. Godfrey, S.J., professor of philosophy and the Joseph S. Hogan, S.J., Chair in Philosophy, has published Trust of People, Words, and God: A Route for Philosophy of Religion (South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press,  2012). More info: http://undpress.nd.edu/book/p01533.

Richard Haslam, Ph.D, associate professor of English, presented a paper on  June 2, 2012 at The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University, Madison, N.J; the paper, entitled “Hermeneutic Hazards in the Hibernicization of Wilde’s Works,” formed part of the international and interdisciplinary conference “Who Owns the Legacy of Oscar Wilde?” In addition, Dr. Haslam published in July 2012 an essay entitled “The Inquisitional Impulse: Bernard MacLaverty’s ‘Walking the Dog’” in the 57th issue of the Journal of the Short Story in English.

Sally Kuykendall, Ph.D., associate professor of health services, presented “Theories Related to Actions and Reactions to Bullying” at the 8th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, June 14th, 2012.

Althier Lazar, Ph.D. professor of teacher education,  published a book titled Bridging Literacy and Equity:  The Essential Guide to Social Equity Teaching (Teacher College Press, 2012) with co-authors Patricia Edwards and Gwendolyn McMillon.  Also with these co-authors, she recently published a paper for the journal Reading Today titled, “Literacy Beyond the Mainstream: Bridging Pedagogy and Social Equity.” Her article titled, “The Possibilities and Challenges of Developing Teachers’ Social Justice Beliefs” is soon to be published in the Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research Yearbook.

Susan Liebell, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science,  published a paper entitled, “Rethinking Dover: Religion, Science, and the Values of Democratic Citizenship” in Politics & Religion, August 2012.  She will co-direct the Association for Political Theory annual national conference in October 2012.

William Madges, Ph.D., dean of the college, together with co-editor Michael J. Daley, published Vatican II: Fifty Personal Stories (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012).

Randall M. Miller, professor of history, published a book, Lincoln & Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012), in August, and an essay, “On a Treasure Hunt in the Library,” Phil Lapsansky: Appreciations, A collection of Essays Honoring Phillip S. Lapsansky (Philadelphia: Library Company of Philadelphia, 2012), in June.

Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., professor of psychology,  published a paper titled, “Effect of current breastfeeding on sleep patterns in infants from Asia-Pacific region” in Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health (2012): 669–674.

Nina Nilsson, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, served as editor of the book (in press), Considerations for Struggling Readers and Writers: Linking Research to Practice, with S. Gandy. She also authored a chapter in the book entitled, “Changing Preservice Teachers’ Deficit Beliefs and Attitudes Toward the Literacy Abilities of Tamika and Susana.” Dr. Nilsson also served as Theme Editor of the journal, Reading & Writing Quarterly, 29, entitled “Using Informal Reading Inventories in Research and Practice” [Special Edition] and authored an article in the journal entitled, “The Reliability of Informal Reading Inventories: What has Changed?,”  to be published in 2013.

Katie Oxx, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology and religious studies, was invited to participate in an NEH Advanced Institute on Spatial Narratives and Deep Maps, at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from June 18-29, 2012.

Robert Palestini, Ed.D, associate professor of educational leadership and founding director of the Educational Leadership Institute at SJU, recently had his latest book, A Commonsense Approach to Educational Leadership: Lessons from the Founders, published by Rowman & Littlefield Education, June 2012.

Philip Schatz, Ph.D., professor of psychology,  published a paper titled “Incidence of invalid computerized baseline neurocognitive test results in high school and college students” in the Journal of Athletic Training (2012; 47:(3), 289-296).

Philip Schatz, Ph.D., professor of psychology,  published a paper titled “Clinical utility of ImPACT assessment for postconcussion return-to-play counseling: Psychometric issues” in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (2012; 34(4), 428-34).

Elaine Shenk, Ph.D., assistant professor of Spanish and linguistics, published a paper titled “Puerto Rico’s Language Officialization Debates: Perspectives from a Mountain Corridor Community” in CENTRO Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (2012:90-119), and presented a paper, “¿Qué aprendemos en las clases?: Dos módulos de aprendizaje hacia la interculturalidad en la enseñanza del español” at the SICELE Conference in San Juan.

Josephine Shih, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology,  published a paper with her graduate student Megan White entitled “A Daily Diary Study of Co-Rumination, Stressful Life Events, and Depressed Mood in Late Adolescents” in the August 2012 issue of Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2012.706518).

Sam Smith, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, gave a lecture entitled “Fibrewise rational homotopy theory” at the Rational Homotopy Theory conference in Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.

Sam Smith, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, was a visiting scholar in June at Nankai University, Tianjin, China  giving several public lectures on rational homotopy theory.

Sam Smith, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, gave a lecture entitled “Fibrewise Rational H-spaces” at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, June 2012.

Sam Smith, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, with Greg Lupton, published a paper entitled “Fibrewise Rational H-space”   in Algebraic and Geometric Topology (2012: vol 12, 1667-1694).

Julia Y. Lee-Soety, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, has completed a paper titled, “Yeast hnRNA-related proteins contribute to the maintenance of telomeres,”  accepted for publication in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Publication date has yet to be determined.

Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D., associate professor of music, was a composer in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in May.  This summer her composition, “Piano Trio”, was performed several times by the Mendelssohn Trio on their European Tour at the Mendelssohn Remise in Berlin, in Scharnstein, Austria, and in Vienna.

John J. Tudor, Ph.D. , professor of biology, gave a research presentation at the American Society for Microbiology meeting in San Francisco, CA, June 18, 2012.  The presentation, entitled “A transcriptional analysis of predatory gene expression in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus,” was co-authored by two students, Laura Bentson and Lena Lupey.

Bruce Wells, Ph.D., associate professor of theology and religious studies, presented two papers at the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Amsterdam, July 23-26, 2012, entitled, “Guilt and Liability in the Bible’s Priestly Texts and the Eanna Temple Archive” and “Review of S. Greengus, Laws from the Bible and in Early Rabbinic Collections: The Legal Legacy of the Ancient Near East.” He also published two entries in the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, entitled, “Birthright: Ancient Near East” and “Birthright: Hebrew Bible” (de Gruyter, 2012:57-61).

David White, Ph.D., professor of health services, presented a poster entitled “Embracing Transformation Through Providing A Baccalaureate Interdisciplinary Health Services Curriculum” at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration’s Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis, MN, May 30-June 3, 2012. The poster was developed by Dr. White and Dr. Jack Newhouse, assistant professor of health services.