Faculty accomplishments 11.5.12

Following is a list of presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg University faculty. If you need further information, please send an e-mail to SUnews@ship.edu.

  • Dr. Wendy S. Becker, associate professor of management, had her paper “Organization development: Apractitioner’s guide for OD and HR” accepted for publication in Personnel Psychology.
  • Dr. Kelly M. Carrero, assistant professor of special education, will present her paper “Teacher Educators: What Motivates Them to Choose Academe?” at the 35th Annual Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.on Nov. 8.
  • Dr. Pablo R. Delis, associate professor of biology, was an invited speaker to the XII joint LUSOESPAŇOL Congress of Herpetology in Murcia, Spain, Oct. 3 to 6. Themeeting focused on “Fragmentacióndel Territorio y Conservación de la Herpetofauna.” Delis presented his collaborative project “Challenges to the Conservation of the Herpetofauna in the USA: Warnings from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida.” He is also a member of the organization Scientific Committee that screened and edited the regular oral and poster contributions to the congress. On Oct. 3, he was co-chair of the closing oral session and round table on genetics, evolution, and biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles.
  • Dr. Corinne Eisenhart, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education, received notice from the National Association of Elementary School Principals that her manuscript, “Language Development and Emergent Literacy in Pre K-Grade 1 Classrooms: What Principals Should Know and Do?,” was accepted for publication in the journal Principal.
  • Margaret Evans, professor of communication/journalism, was recently awarded four Honorable Mentions for photographs that appear in the sunrise portion of the Womenin Photography International online exhibition, “It’s Magical,” which can be viewed at http://womeninphotography.org/Events-Exhibits/2012_Magic_competition/exhibition.html. The exhibition will remain on view for one year.
  • Dr. Ian M. Langella, associate professor of supply chain management,recently presented the paper“Heuristic Approaches for the Disassemble-to-Order-Problem Under Binomial Yields” at the Institute for Operations Management and Management Science Annual Conference in Phoenix. The work was coauthored with three colleagues from research universities in Germany.
  • Dr. Xin-An (Lucian) Lu, associate professor of human communication studies, recently had his book Mechanics of eloquence: Psychology, thinking patterns, rhetorical devices, and performance published. This work endeavors to remedy the prevalent lack of discussion of “thinking patterns” in current texts on public speaking and offers a more comprehensive treatment of rhetorical devices and speaking on special occasions.
  • Dr. Cheryl A. Slattery, associate professor of teacher education, participated in Jumpstart Read for the Record Oct. 4 for the seventh consecutive year. Slattery was an invited guest reader at Nancy Grayson Elementary School as well as Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School. Each campaign year, Americans join together to break the world record by reading classic stories: TheLittle Engine That Could (2006), The Story of Ferdinand (2007), Corduroy (2008), The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2009), The Snowy Day (2010) and Llama Llama Red Pajama (2011). This year’s book was Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad. During the 2011 campaign, the world record was broken by reading to 2,184,155 children. In 2012, the record was broken again with 2,385,305 children being read to.
  • Three faculty members from the Department of Criminal Justice will attend the American Society of Criminology meeting this month in Chicago. Dr. Cynthia Koller, assistant professor will present her paper “Routine Activity Theory and its Applicability to White Collar Crime.” Dr. Billy Henson, assistant professor, will present a co-authored paper “Gendered Online Security: Examining the Effect of Gender on the Link between Online Social Network Activity, Privacy, and Interpersonal Victimization.” Dr. Melissa L. Ricketts, associate professor and department chair, will assist in presenting three co-authored papers, “Gender Differences and TWD: A SLT Approach,” “Examining the Predictors of Cyberbullying in a College Sample,” and “Parental Regulation & Delinquency in a Sample of African Americans: A Trajectory Analysis.”