Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 9.26.13

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

  • Dr. Amy Diehl, director of systems & applications, was selected for and graduated from the HERS Denver Summer Institute July 21 through Aug. 4 at the University of Denver. Since 1978, the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education annually offered women faculty and administrators the opportunity to participate in an intensive program that prepares them to be leaders in higher education.
  • Dr. Kenneth France, professor of psychology, Dr. Azim Danesh, professor of management information systems, and Stephanie Jirard, associate professor of criminal justice, had their article “Informing Aggression-Prevention Efforts by Comparing Perpetrators of Brief vs. Extended Cyber Aggression” published in Computers in Human Behavior.
  • Dr. Ben Meyer, assistant professor of exercise science, presented “Influence of pre-release range of motion on overhead back throw distance” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in Omaha Sept. 5.
  • Dr. Sally Paulson, associate professor of exercise science, presented “Measurements of reaction time does not differ between functional fitness groups in older adults” at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas. She was also asked to serve as a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Women’s Committee.

The following information was submitted from the English department:

  • Neil Connelly published a nonfiction piece, “Point to the Ceiling, Touch Your Nose, Say My Name,” in Reunion magazine. He also published his novel, The Midlife Crisis of Commander Invincible in August and will give a public reading from the novel on campus Sept. 24.
  • Dr. Thomas Crochunis collaborated with two local teachers to hold two “Young Voices” workshops exploring creative ways to read original writing aloud, and then a public reading by Shippensburg Area Middle School student writers at the SHAPE Gallery in Shippensburg in April. During summer, he was named to the board of the newly relocated Central Pennsylvania Branch of the English-Speaking Union. In August, he organized the roundtable discussion “Bodies in Motion” as part of which he presented his paper “Performing Family Legends, the National Drama, and Management: Harriet Siddons in Edinburgh” at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference in Boston. He presented his paper “Who Managed Harriet Siddons’s Theatre?: Coverture and Theatre Management” at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant-funded workshop 1811-1815 Revisited: Four Years in and Around Leigh Hunt and Robert Southey in Montréal this month.
  • Dr. Erica D. Galioto will publish “‘Nothing Hangs Together,’ or Using American Pastoral to Teach Literary Theory” in the October special issue of Cercles journal on Philip Roth at She will present “Shame, thas a shame’: The Anti-Sentiment of Sapphire’s Push and The Kid” at the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society annual conference in New Brunswick, N.J., Nov. 1. She will become an affiliated scholar for (sk)interlocutors: An International Skin Research Group ( a collaboration of scholars, artists, and designers who are making, or have made, significant contributions to research and creative work on skin. The website launches Nov. 1.
  • Dr. Sharon Harrow attended the Pride and Prejudices: Women’s Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century Conference at Chawton House Library, Hampshire, England in July.
  • Dr. Raymond E. Janifer Sr. presented his paper “Beyond DuBois’ Double Consciousness: John Edgar Wideman’s Early Writings” at the American Literature Association’s 22nd Annual Conference in Boston in May. He published his paper “John Edgar Wideman’s Homewood Trilogy: Wideman’s Folk Vision” in the Fall issue of International Journal of Literary Humanities. He published his reference articles on Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, and The Black Power Movement in the Encyclopedia of African American Literature. He published his opinion editorial, “Shedding Tears for Trayvon” in the Harrisburg Patriot-News Aug. 17.
  • Dr. Kim van Alkemade participated in the Algonkian Writer’s Conference “Workshop the Novel, Pitch the House” in New York City Sept. 19 to 22.
  • Dr. Richard Zumkhawala-Cook’s “Scotland as We Know It” was assigned by University of Colorado professors for their summer course “Performance in Scotland: Theatre, Music, and Culture” in Edinburgh, Scotland.