Accomplishments by SU faculty 3.3.14

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, taught “Metrics for Managers” Feb. 20 to 76 crime lab directors from 17 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia for the American Society of Crime Lab Directors.
  • William Blewett, professor of geography-earth science, coauthored the refereed article “Lake Minong’s early Holocene outlet to Lake Chippewa across eastern Upper Michigan,” in the Geological Society of America Special Paper Coastline and dune elevation along the Great Lakes.
  • Dr. Kathryn K. Brooks, assistant professor of counseling and college student personnel, and Dr. Michele Bratina, assistant professor of criminal justice, co-presented a two-hour session on “Introduction to Clinical Issues Relating to Mental Illness” for the South Central Region Police Crisis Intervention Team Training on Feb. 17.
  • Dr. William Cowden, assistant professor of educational leadership, Dr. Phillip Diller, associate professor of educational leadership and Dr. Jerry Fowler, associate professor of educational leadership, provided an orientation at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg in January for 26 superintendent letter of eligibility candidates who were admitted to the new leadership residency program.
  • Dr. Jerry Fowler, associate professor of educational leadership, received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer a new leadership residency program for educators to acquire the superintendent’s letter of eligibility. It had previously been approved as an experimental program. He is also providing a professional development program for the Fannett-Metal School District board of directors and superintendent during the spring 2014 semester. The program focuses on the leadership dynamics between the local school board and the superintendent as a district’s executive leadership team.
  • Dr. Cynthia Koller presented the paper “When Moral Reasoning and Ethics Training Fail: Reducing White Collar Crime through the Control of Opportunities,” which she co-authored with fellow criminal justice department faculty member Dr. Laura Patterson, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Philadelphia in February.
  • Dr. Vera Blinn Reber, professor of history emeritus, had her review of Yovanna Pineda’s Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy: The Industrialization of Argentina, 1890-1930 published in H-Net Reviews, H-LatAm in February.
  • Dr. Brian Wentz, associate professor of management information systems, had his co-authored article “Danger, Danger! Evaluating the Accessibility of Web-based Emergency Alert Sign-Ups in the Northeastern United States” accepted for publication in the Government Information Quarterly. He also will present the paper “Inclusive Design of a Web-Based Resource to Assist Public Librarians with Providing Government Information to Library Patrons in the United States” at the 7th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology in Cambridge, UK this month.