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Accomplishments of SU faculty, employees

Following is a list of presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg University faculty and other members of the campus community. If you need further information, please call 477-1202.

  • Dr. MICHAEL BIBBY, professor of English, was awarded a short-term fellowship from the Emory University Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Library to study the Louise Thompson Patterson Papers, the Danowski Poetry Collection, and the African American Collection as part of his work on African American poetry of the 1940s-1950s. 
  • NEIL CONNELLY, assistant professor of English, had his latest novel, The Miracle Stealer, published Oct. 1. Copies will be available at his reading at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Old Main Chapel.
  • Dr. THOMAS CROCHUNIS, assistant professor of English,  published “Teaching Romantic Theatre” in Teaching Romanticism. He also presented “Women Englishing the German Stage: Inchbald and Plumptre’s Translations of Kotzebue’s Das Kind der Liebe” at Shippensburg’s Modern Language Conference “Margins, Paths, and Spaces.” At the conference, he organized a panel on “Teaching Multi-Cultural Literature” at which he, Misun Dokko, Matthew Cella, and Ray Janifer presented.
  • Dr. CATHERINE DIBELLO, professor of English, moderated a panel Sept. 23 at Shippensburg University titled “Passport to Taiwan: Where is Taiwan Coming From?” with speakers from the Formosan Association for Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. She also presented the talk “Coming of Age in Democratic Taiwan.”
  • STEVE DOLBIN, chairperson of the art & design department, was selected by Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler, director of the North Carolina Museum of Art on behalf of the Caldwell Arts Association, to exhibit six of his sculptures in Lenoir, N.C. during its 20th annual Caldwell Sculpture celebration. Dolbin will also be inducted into the Shippensburg Area Senior High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a football player, wrestler and track and field athlete.
  • MARK ERWIN, instructor in English, was a nominee for the  “Best Columnist – Humorous” category in the Missouri Press Association’s “Better Newspaper Contest.
  • Dr. ERICA GALIOTO, assistant professor of English, presented “Taming Timed Writing through Composition and Teacher Education” at the annual CCCC Conference in Louisville. She also took eight English certification students to a teaching Shakespeare workshop in Carlisle.
  • Dr. WILLIAM HARRIS, associate professor of English, will have his essay “‘Women Love to Have Their Own Way’: Delusion, Volition, and ‘Freaks’ of Sight in Tabitha Tenney’s Female Quixotism” appear in the journal Eighteenth-Century Fiction in early 2011. He also recently presented two conference papers: “Like a Faggot from the Ashes: Allegiance, Agency, and Questions of Citizenship” at the Northeastern Modern Language Association in Montréal and “The ‘Well-Hung’ Apostle: Empire, Homoeroticism, and WMDs in Richard Marsh’s The Beetle” (co-authored with Dawn Vernooy-Epp) at the College English Association in San Antonio. While in Texas, he gave readings from his book Queer Externalities: Hazardous Encounters in American Culture in Austin and San Antonio.
  • Dr. SHARON HARROW, associate professor of English, was the invited guest speaker Aug. 22 following a performance of Randy Cohen’s play “The Punishing Blow” at the Clurman Theater in New York City. She also recently gave two presentations at the conference of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Albuquerque: “Performing 18th-century British Literature: Facebook & Pedagogy in the Web 2.0 Classroom,” and “The Fight of the Century! Mendoza v. Pope: At Once the Source, the End, and Test of the Art and Science of Boxing.” She also has two publications to be published in 2011: “Anna Maria Falconbridge” in Dictionary of African Biography and “Empire” in Samuel Johnson in Context.
  • Dr. SHIRLEY HESS, associate professor of counseling and college student personnel; KURT DUNKEL, coordinator of academic support services for student-athletes, and alumni Marcy Taylor and Randy Taylor gave a presentation on “Drew’s Hope: A grief and loss support group for children, teens, and adults” at the North Atlantic Region of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in New Brunswick, N.J.
  • Dr. SHARI HORNER, professor of English, will have her article “Saints’ Lives” published in The History of British Women Writers: The Middle Ages in July 2011. She has also been invited to present this work at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds (UK) in July 2011. For 2010-2011, she will also chair the Division on Old English Language and Literature for the Modern Language Association.
  • Dr. EVELINE LANG, associate professor of human communication studies, gave the session “Until Difference Does Not Make a Difference: The Danger of Indifference” at the 2010 PASSHE Annual Diversity Summit at Kutztown University Sept. 23-24. The summit theme was “Crossing Over into a New Decade.”
  • Dr. IAN M. LANGELLA, associate professor of supply chain management, recently reviewed a textbook on supply chain and logistics management for Cengage Publishing.
  • Dr. MARY LIBERTIN, professor of English, presented the paper “Synecdoche in the Theories of Roman Jakobson and James Joyce: ‘Strangewrote Anaglyptics’” at the recent XXII International James Joyce Symposium at Charles University in Prague, The Czech Republic, where she also chaired the session “Structuralist Approaches to Joyce.”
  • Dr. DALE G. MERKLE, faculty emeritus, was selected by Georgia Safe Schools Coalition as one of Atlanta Pride’s Top 40 Educators in Georgia for his work in ensuring all students feel safe and supported at school, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. His efforts were acknowledged and celebrated at the 40th Annual Atlanta Pride event, October 9-10 where he will be one of the grand marshals for the parade.
  • Dr. DEBORAH MONTUORI, associate professor of English, will have her review essay, “The Leadership Repertory: Richard II and Henry V at The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D,C.” appear in the fall edition of Shakespeare Bulletin. She was also co-editor of the Fall issue of Proteus: A Journal of Ideas with Dr. Tim Maret and she also wrote the editor’s introductory essay, “My Life with Vampires.”  She also recently sponsored/facilitated two student panels at the Shippensburg University Undergraduate Research Conference: “Educating Victor: Knowledge, Technology, and Ethics in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” and “Defining Victor: Gender Roles, Tragedy, and the Self in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.”
  • Dr. DAN SHIFFMAN, assistant professor of English, published “Mapping Intergenerational Tension in Multicultural Coming-of-Age Literature” in Multicultural Perspectives, The Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. He was also appointed to a three-year term as a member of the review committee for American literature for the Fulbright Scholar Program. In addition, he presented the paper “Representations of Education Across the Canon of Jewish-American Literature” at the 24th Annual MELUS conference in Scranton.
  • Dr. KIM VAN ALKEMADE, director of composition, gave a reading Sept. 29 at Shippensburg University of her creative nonfiction work “Severance Pay,” winner of the 2008 Montana Prize in creative nonfiction from CutBank.
  • Dr. DAWN VERNOOY-EPP, associate professor of English, presented her paper “The ‘Well-Hung’ Apostle: Empire, Homoeroticism, and WMDs in Richard Marsh’s The Beetle” (co-authored with William Harris) at the College English Association in San Antonio, Texas.