Shippensburg faculty, staff accomplishments 1.22.13

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

  • Dr. David Bateman, professor of special education; Dr. Kelly M. Carrero, assistant professor of special education; and Dr. Christopher L. Schwilk, associate professor and chair of special education, had their proposal “How to prevent litigation for students with behavior disorders and other disabilities” accepted to present at the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children Spring 2013 Conference in March at Ramapo College in New Jersey.
  • Angelo Costanzo, professor emeritus of English, had his essay “When Young Minds Read Equiano’s NARRATIVE” appear in the book, Teaching Olaudah Equiano’s Narrative: Pedagogical Strategies and New Perspectives, published by The University of Tennessee Press.
  • Steve Dolbin, associate professor and chair of the art & design department, is exhibiting “Steve Dolbin Sculpture: A Homecoming, Selections from 2000-2012” to Feb. 20 in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery at Harrisburg Area Community College. He will present a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 inWhitaker Hall 214 followed at 6:30p.m. by a reception in the gallery.
  • Dr. Raymond E. Janifer Sr., professor of English and ethnic studies, was appointed an associate editor of Common Ground Publishing’s upcoming issue of the International Journal of Humanities.
  • Drs. Eucabeth Odhiambo, Laurie Nelson, and Kent Chrisman have been notified that their book proposal, Young Children and Social Studies, was accepted for publication by Pearson Publishers in early 2015. These professors teach pre K-4 courses related to social studies, social-emotional development and family/community engagement in the early childhood education program.
  • Dr. Marc Renault, mathematics department, had his paper “The Period, Rank, and Order of the (a,b)-Fibonacci Sequence Mod m” accepted for publication in Mathematics Magazine.
  • Dr. Susan Rimby, interim associate dean of the College Arts and Sciences, was keynote speaker Jan. 12 at Penn National’s Twelfth Annual Scholarship Dinner. Her topic was “Putting the Tools in the People’s Hands: The Education Vision of Mira Lloyd Dock.”
  • Dr. Robert Ziegenfuss, teacher education department, just completed his two-year commitment as president-elect and is president of National Professors of Middle Level. He took office at the Association of Middle Level Educators conference in Portland. The membership of the National Professors of Middle Level Education serves as advocates for middle level education by providing a professional network to exchange best practices in middle level education. At the program, he also co-hosted the “Best Practice” session which included approximately 20 professors presenting their researchor “best practice” related to middle level education. He also presented to practicing professionals in the field with regard to assisting middle level students learning the English language.