Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 4.7.14

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, was the keynote speaker at the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System on March 27, 2014. Becker presented her research on Risk Management to 50 senior executives.
  • Sean Cornell was a co-convener for a two-part session at the Northeast Geological Society of America Meeting in Lancaster March 23 and 24. That session was “Coastal Storms in the Mid-Atlantic: Research and Teaching Opportunities.” He also gave the talk “Storm-Reworked Nodules and Concretions on Wallops Island, Virginia: Implications for Storm-Bed Deposition and Time Averaging in the Rock Record” in that session.
  • Dr. Pablo Delis and former stu­dent Daniel F. Hughes had the article CNEMIDOPHORUS MURINUS MURINUS (Laurent’s Whiptail). MYIASIS” published in Herpetologi­cal Review.
  • Dr. Robert L. Hale, professor of psychology, and undergraduates Ashley Vellucci, Nicole Nicholson, Rachel Haupt, Davis Van Dyke, Megan Lawver, and recent graduate Ronie Stephan gave presentations recently. Several presentations were at the annual conference of the East­ern Psychological Association March 14 to 16 in Boston. Hale, Vellucci, and Haupt presented “Relationships among dispositional optimism, sup­port systems, cortisol, and academic stress on students.” Hale and Nich­olson presented “Stress responses in persons who have symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.” Hale and Lawver presented “Personality and social exchange among higher-ranking individuals.” At the an­nual conference of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science March 21 to 23 in Selingsgrove, Hale, Van Dyke, and Stephan presented “Relation of anti­social personality disorder symptoms to 2D:4D finger length among college students.” At both conferences Hale judged student oral and poster presen­tations.
  • Dr. Sharon Harrow, professor of English, was an invited speaker at the symposium “Sporting Life: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Cultures of Sport in the 18th and 19th Centuries” in March at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. She also hosted a fundraising masquerade ball for the Women’s Caucus of the American Society for 18th-Century Studies at its annual meeting in Williamsburg, Va., in March. The event raised more than $15,000 in scholarship money.
  • Dr. Cynthia Koller was an invited panelist at the University of Notre Dame Law School’s Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy Symposium on White Collar Crime in March.
  • Dr. Charlene Lane, assistant professor of social work and gerontol­ogy, recently had her article “Older Adults’ Role in the Misdiagnosis of Depressive Symptoms” published in The International Journal of Aging and Society.
  • Dr. Ian M. Langella, professor of supply chain management, recently completed reviewing a proceedings article on supply chain sustainability for the Twentieth Americas Confer­ence on Information Systems.
  • Dr. Luis Melara participated in the American Institute of Mathematics Workshop on “Visualizing Dessins d’Enfants” March 16 to 22 in Palo Alto, Calif. During the event he also contributed to development of numer­ical algorithms for finding polynomial coefficients of Beyli Maps for bipar­tite graphs. He also gave the invited presentation “Mentoring Undergradu­ates through Research in Mathemati­cal Biology” at the American Math­ematical Society Spring Eastern Sec­tional Meeting March 29 and 30 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Student Maria Markovich presented “Modeling the Cellular Dy­namics of Multiple Sclerosis” based on her research done under Melara’s supervision. His research project “Dy­namics and Control of an Invasive Species: The Case of the Raspberry Crazy Ant Colonies” was recognized with an Outstanding Presentation Award at the 38th Annual Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Southeastern Atlantic Section Confer­ence March 29 and 30 at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. Melara was also lead faculty on this research project done by under­graduates from Morehouse College, SUNY-Stony Brook, Arizona State University West Campus, and North­eastern Illinois University.
  • Dr. Vera Blinn Reber, professor of history emeritus, had her article “Buenos Aires Confronts Tubercu­losis : Public Health, Physicians, and Patients in a Global Context, 1870- 1920” published in MACLAS (Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies): Latin American Essays.
  • Dr. Robert Shaffer, professor of history, had his article “A Japa­nese Christian Socialist-Pacifist and his American Supporters: Personal Contacts and Critical International­ism” published in Peace & Change. He also published book reviews in an earlier issue of Peace & Change and in the spring issue of The Historian.
  • Dr. Joanne Tucker, associate pro­fessor of supply chain management, and Dr. Joseph Catanio, associate professor of management information systems, had their article “The Effects of Project Management Certification on the Triple Constraint” published in the International Journal of Infor­mation Technology Project Manage­ment.