Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 2.19.14

Following is a list of presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg University faculty or other members of the campus community.

  • Dr. WENDY S. BECKER, associ­ate professor of management, had her article ‘Cultural agility: Building a pipeline of successful global profes­sionals’ accepted for publication in Personnel Psychology.
  • Dr. DORLISA MINNICK pre­sented the paper “Building Social Enterprise Capacity Among Women-Focused NGOs in Guatemala” Jan. 18 as part of the symposium “Social Entrepreneurship: Building a Re­search Agenda for Social Work” at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research in San Antonio.
  • Dr. JAYLEEN GALARZA and Dr. CHARLENE LANE had the proposal “The Graying LGBT Popu­lation: A culture Within a culture for the Aging & Society knowledge community” accepted to present at the 10th International Conference on Ag­ing & Society in Manchester England, next November.
  • Dr. MARITA FLAGLER con­ducted the pro-bono interactive workshop “Supporting Program Participants Develop Social Capital” in December with the staff of the day programs of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania.
  • Dr. DAVE KENNEDY competed in the 2014 Liberty Bell Open chess tournament in Philadelphia. Playing the Ruy Lopez opening as White and the Caro-Kann Defense as Black, he tied for third place among 41 entrants in the U1500 section with four wins, two draws, and one loss. The per­formance earned him a Third Level Norm, a new career-high U.S. Chess Federation rating of 1510, and a mon­etary prize.
  • Dr. IAN M. LANGELLA, profes­sor of supply chain management and chair of the finance and supply chain management department, recently completed serving as an external doc­toral dissertation committee member for the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad. The dissertation was con­cerned with supply chain coordination mechanisms.
  • Dr. SCOTT MADEY, professor of psychology, was quoted in The Globe And Mail, Canada’s national news­paper, Feb. 11 in an article about the Olympics and how winning a bronze medal can bring more joy than a sil­ver medal. His comments were based on his co-authored paper “When less is more: counter-factual thinking and satisfaction among Olympic medal­ists” published in the Journal of Per­sonality and Social Psychology.
  • Dr. PABLO R. DELIS and several students had their co-authored papers published recently. His paper with Walter E. Meshaka Jr., Stephanie I. Williams, Sarah R. Bartle, and Eu­gene Wingert on “Breeding and Lar­val Growth of the Marbled Salaman­der, Ambystoma opacum (Graven­horst, 1807), From Two Adjacent Sites in South-Central Pennsylvania” was published in the Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society. His paper with Meshaka titled “Snake Assemblage Structures and Seasonal Activity Patterns on a Military Base in South-Central Pennsylvania: Land Management Implications for Snake Conservation,” was published The Journal of North American Herpetol­ogy 2014. The paper is considered to be the first comprehensive study of snake communities in Pennsylvania.
  • Dr. EUCABETH ODHIAMBO, associate professor of teacher educa­tion; Dr. HAN LIU, assistant pro­fessor of teacher education; and Dr. NELLIE CYR, associate dean of the College of Education and Human Ser­vices, were recently notified that their research paper “A University-School Partnership: Effective Application of iPad and Free Online Resources in Elementary Social Studies Instruc­tion” was accepted for presentation at the 2014 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) National Conference. Cyr will also represent Shippensburg at the annual meeting of the deans of the Reading Recovery University Training Centers, which is held in conjunction with the AACTE national conference.
  • Dr. SALLY PAULSON and Dr. JOOHEE SANDERS, associate pro­fessors of exercise science, had their article “Senior Fitness: Peripheral Ar­terial Disease and Exercise for Older Adults” accepted for publication in the Idea Fitness Journal. Paulson also co-authored the article “Parameters of gait among older adults and its rela­tion to functional fitness” accepted for publication in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
  • GEORGE POMEROY, professor of geography-earth science, was an invited panelist at the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues at Dickinson College Jan. 30. The program, “Carl­isle’s Future: Balancing Environmen­tal and Economic Concerns” ad­dressed the complex array of environ­mental and economic-development issues surrounding the evolution of the Carlisle area as a major logistics center with the associated construc­tion of mega-warehouses and the concentration of truck traffic.