Faculty News - Feb. 2011

Published on Wed, February 16, 2011

Faculty News:

  • Steven Alexander, Associate Professor of Art, held a two person exhibition of recent abstract painting at the Heidi Cho Gallery, New York City, NY, titled "Steven Alexander & Taro Suzuki: Paintings." He also was included in an invitational group exhibition titled "Plane Speaking", which featured the work of 13 contemporary abstract artists at the McKenzie Fine Art, New York City, NY. He also displayed his work at the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Lisa Antoniacci, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Science Department,  gave two research presentations at the American Society for Cell Biology National Meeting.  The presentations were "The Nuclear Envelope Protein Mps3 Physically Interacts with the Polo-Like Kinase Cdc5 in Budding Yeast." (C. Afshari, K. Franke, and L. Antoniacci) and "Mps3 Physically Interacts with the Replication Factor C (RFC) Component Ctf18 in Budding Yeast" (A. Lemoncelli, J. Domider, and L. Antoniacci).
  • Dr. Patricia Arter, Ed.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Special Education Program presented " Students with Autism Achieving On-Campus" at the International Council for Learning Disabilities with doctoral student Mary Murphy Fox and graduate student Sarah O'Brien Sweeney. In addition, Dr. Arter, Dr. Ruthkosky, and Ms. Burkehouse will present about work with student response systems at the Association of Teacher Educators in Orlando Florida. Along with Ms. Jane Helman, Dr. Arter co-authored the article "Can You Read Me Now: The Practical Application of Text-to-Speech Software in  Middle School Classrooms in The Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom. Dr. Patricia Arter, Dr. Sue Perlis, Dr. Kathy Ruthkosky, and Ms. Ellen Burkhouse published an article in Pennsylvania Teacher Educator entitled "Student Response Systems: Reflections on One Model of Interactive Instruction. Dr. Patricia Arter published a vignette in CUR Quarterly entitled "Best Practicies: Getting Started."
  • Helen Bittel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English Department, presented a paper, "'When Sophie Gets Really, Really...Abducted by an Axe Murderer':  Reading Children's Literature in a Culture of Fear," at the Children's Literature Association Conference at Eastern Michigan University.  At that same conference, Dr. Bittel presented "How to Be a Children's Literature Scholar Where No One Understands What We Do" on the "Building a Career in Children's Literature" panel.
  • Ann Marie Bush, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, English Department,  presented a paper entitled, "Origins and Futures in the Works of N. Scott Momaday and Linda Hoga" at the 14th  Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) in Monte Verde, Costa Rica.  (ISST is an interdisciplinary international group of scholars.)
  • Agnes A. Cardoni, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, English Department, presented with three Marywood students, Casey Kelly, Kelly Hopkins, and Andrea Barker at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Annual Conference, at Pennsylvania State University. They presented on "Uses of the Multi-Genre Research Paper in the English Methods Class."
  • Art Comstock, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Business Department, hosted an "Invest in Your Future Day" in for local Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students.  These FBLA students were treated to a day on the Marywood campus filled with discussions about career opportunities in Finance and interactive classroom activities including a trading auction and a stock market simulation.
  • Dr. Alexander Dawoody, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, was elected for the Executive Committee for the Section on Systems and Complexity Networks (CSN), a national organization within the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Dr. Dawoody will also present two research papers during ASPA's March National Conference in Baltimore. 
  • Charles DeCelles, Ph.D., Professor, Religious Studies Department, has had two scholarly essays accepted for publication in the Catholic Academy of Sciences: Anthology of Papers entitled, "Who Authored John's Gospel?" (pages115-126) and "A Christological Synthesis Rooted in Evolution:  The Vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin" (pages 177-188).  Dr. DeCelles also had a story published in the 2011 issue of The Catholic Yearbook entitled, "Heavenly Intercessor," (2011), pp.43-47. 
  • Francis J. DeMatteo, Ed.D., NCSP, Assistant Professor & Director, School Psychology, presented with graduate student, Nicole Roberts, "Demystifying Mindfulness for Educators" at the 2011 Association of Teacher Educators Conference in Orlando, FL.
  • Gale A. Jaeger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Business Department, presented a workshop, "Generational Cohorts and their Implications for Human Resource Management and Marketing with Emphasis on the Millennials" at the 48th Annual AME Conference in Syracuse NY.
  • Lloyd L. Lyter, Ph.D.,  Professor & Interim Dean in the College of Health and Human Services will  present "HIV, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout" to the interdisciplinary staff of AIDS Activities Office, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown.
  • Joseph Polizzi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Jennifer Cronin, Student in the Educational Leadership program and Elementary School Teacher, Wyalusing Area School District presented "Dental Hygiene" Should a Teacher's Personal Code of Ethics Override an Administrative Policy?" at the 4th Annual Moral Literacy Colloquium held at Penn State University.
  • Erin Sadlack, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, English Department, had an article published entitled, "Epistolary Negotiations: Mary the French Queen and the Politics of Letter-Writing" in the fall 2010 issue of the Sixteenth Century Journal.
  • Bruce Wisenburn, Ph.DCCC-SLP, Assistant Professor Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and two senior undergraduate students, Caitlin
    Donahue and Marilee Sobrinski, presented a research poster at the
    Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
    in Philadelphia in November, 2010. The poster, "A Meta-Analysis of
    Therapy Efficacy for Agrammatism Due to Aphasia."

  • The Undergraduate Research Review Committee has provided funding that enabled English Secondary Education students, Casey Kelly, Kelly Hopkins, and Andrea Barker to complete a project entitled "Writing in an Age of Change, " for presentation at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference, State College, PA..