Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 10.7.13


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. Wendy Becker, associate professor of management, is lead author on the paper “Instructional Staff Rides for Management Learning and Education” that was accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Learning & Education.
  • Dr. Corinne Eisenhart, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education, provided leadership for a conference call Sept. 26 between the early learning leaders from the Mid-Atlantic State Departments of Education and Dr. Libby Doggett, the newly appointed early learning deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. The call provided an opportunity for the early learning leaders to gain additional information and ask specific questions about the Race to the Top — Early Learning Challenge grant.
  • Dr. Liz Fisher, social work and gerontology, had her article “Transformational leadership among grassroots social service organizations” published in the journal Community Development. She also presented the poster “Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition Community Assessment” with student Shannon Pavlovcic at SNExpo during Academic Day. The poster was based on their SURE grant work completed last summer.
  • Dr. Jayleen Galaraza, social work and gerontology, co-presented “The intersections of LGBT & PT: Implications for healthcare professionals” at Widener University’s doctorate of physical therapy program to their first-year students.
  • Dr. Peter M. Gigliotti, executive director for university communications & marketing, and alumna Megan Silverstrim ’06, Cumberland County Department of Public Safety, gave a half-day presentation Sept. 19 in crisis communication. Participants in the program included administrators of school district and colleges, law enforcement personnel and emergency responders in Cumberland and York counties.
  • Dr. Mark L. Hartman, assistant professor of music and director of the University-Community Orchestra, performed or taught in a variety of festivals and camps throughout the Northeast in recent months. He performed a concert with the York Symphony May 4 and performed with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra May 12 and Sept. 9. In June, he performed in three orchestra concerts, a chamber music concert, a free concert for an addiction recovery community center, and a Sunday morning Bach “Liepzig Service,” all in connection with the 21st annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in Harrisonburg, Va. In July, he performed three concerts as part of the university’s Festival Series. He also served on the faculty of the String Camp of Rochester, N.Y., teaching classes to the adult students and performing as concertmaster of the faculty string orchestra and as a guitarist, in collaboration with other string faculty in performing jazz and bluegrass pieces.
  • Dr. Philip Henry, director of counseling services, was notified that he will be re-appointed for a second three-year term as a member of the board of International Association of Counseling Services Inc.
  • Dr. Michael J. Lyman, social work and gerontology, and student Jeongah Seo presented the poster “A Mixed Method Evaluation of Recipient Satisfaction at a Rural Food Bank” at the SNExpo during Academic Day. The poster was based on their SURE grant work completed last summer.
  • Dr. Cheryl Slattery, associate professor of teacher education, has recently been accepted as a reviewer of manuscripts submitted for possible publication in the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Pennsylvania Teacher Educator annual journal. She will begin reviewing submitted manuscripts for the 2014 issue of the journal.
  • Dr. Praveen Veerabhadrappa, assistant professor of exercise science, co-authored the manuscript “Endothelial activation microparticles and inflammation status improve with exercise training in African Americans” in the Int J Hypertens. He was invited to participate in a panel discussion and writing group at the International Society of Hypertension/European Society of Hypertension joint conference in Milan, Italy. Veerabhadrappa and student Heather Weiss presented their research findings at the 2013 PASSHE Human Resource Conference.