Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 3.27.14
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, taught the webinar “Leadership Ethics:
Personal integrity and laboratory reputation” to the American Society of Crime
Lab Directors Feb. 27.
- Dr. Beverly Butler Faragasso,
retired English professor, won first prize in January for her non-fiction essay,
“The Street,” from The Writers’ Circle, Inc., an on-line publishing
- Patricia Gochenauer of the Career Center and Michael Unruh of the Small Business
Development Center applied for and received a $3,500 grant from Target to
implement the Target Case Study Competition in February. Student clubs were encouraged
to participate in the event which involved three rounds and final presentation
to Target judges. Campus representatives serving as judges included Unruh, Dr. June Pham, Dr. Ronald Taylor,
Danielle Dabrowski, Ashley White, Jennifer Milburn, and Victoria Kerr.
- Dr. Billy Henson, assistant
professor of criminal justice, was one of 14 cybercrime experts invited to
speak at the First Annual Michigan State University Interdisciplinary Conference
on Cybercrime. His presentation was “Your Life Just Got Hacked!: Examining The
Effects Of Online Victimization On Offline Fear.”
- Dr. Gretchen Pierce,
assistant professor in the history/philosophy department, co-edited the book Alcohol
in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History. She also co-wrote the
book’s introduction and three section introductions. She was the lead
translator on the chapter, “Liquid Fire: Alcohol, Identity, and Social
Hierarchy in Colonial Brazil,” which was originally written in Portuguese. She
also wrote the chapter “Pulqueros, Cerveceros, and Mezcaleros: Small Alcohol
Producers and Popular Resistance to Mexico’s Anti-Alcohol Campaigns,
- Dorlisa Minnick was
a co-trainer at a three-hour community organizing training at the
International Public Science Events Conference Feb. 12.
- Dr. Kathryn Shirk, assistant professor of
physics, recently had her research “Assembly of Colloidal Silica Crystals
Inside Double Emulsion Drops” published in the ACS journal Langmuir.
She also gave an invited talk for the Rush Hour Seminar Series at Dickinson
College on Feb. 25 titled “Materials Fabrication – from Metamaterials to
Research on a Shoestring.”
- Dr. Herbert
L Steffy, director of field experiences and partnerships in the College
of Education and Human Services, was named the 2014 William Alexander Award
winner by the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education (PAMLE) at
its annual conference in State College Feb. 23-25. PAMLE presents the award
annually to an individual who has made a significant, positive contribution to
middle level education in the state of Pennsylvania.