by SU faculty, others 5.6.14
Following is a list of
presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg
University faculty or other members of the campus community.
- Drs. David Bateman, Kelly M. Carrero, and Calli G. Lewis from
the educational leadership and special education department presented their
paper, “Preventing Litigation When Working with Students with Emotional and
Behavioral Disorders” at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention
in Philadelphia April 9 to 12.
- Dr. Kelly M. Carrero, assistant professor of special education,
was awarded the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning
Distinguished New Faculty Award at a conference in Ponte Verda Beach, Fla., in
March. She also presented her co-authored paper, “Co-Teaching in Higher
Education Teacher Preparation Programs: Breaking with Tradition?”
- Dr. Ian M. Langella, professor of supply chain management, recently
finished reviewing an article on production planning for the peer-reviewed
journal Computers and Industrial Engineering.
- Dr. Luis Melara, associate professor of mathematics, and
undergraduate Maria Markovich participated in the 2014 Regional Undergraduate
Mathematics Research Conference April 12 at Towson University. Markovich gave
the presentation “Modeling the Cellular Dynamics of Multiple Sclerosis” which
she conducted with Melara. This was funded by the Shippensburg University
Undergraduate Research Program.
- Dr. Ana Moraña, director of ethnic studies and associate
professor of Spanish and ethnic studies received approval to participate in two
summer seminars organized by the NEH (National Endowment for Humanities) this
summer. One seminar is on World War I and the Arts and is in Cincinnati and the
other one is on “Jewish in Buenos Aires” and will take place in Buenos Aires.
She will attend the one in Buenos Aires.
- Dr. Randall A. Pellow, professor emeritus of teacher education,
was featured in the April, issue of PENNlines in “Writing History for
the inquisitive student.” Much of the information for the article was based on
the newly published book Exploring Pennsylvania: Our Geography, History,
Economy, and Government for which Pellow is the senior author. In addition
he authored the Student Activity Book and the Teacher’s Resource
Binder. Because Pellow wrote a descriptive section for fourth-graders about
the heroes of Flight 93 in Somerset County, he was invited by the U.S. Navy to
the March commissioning of the USS Somerset in Philadelphia.
- Dr. Matthew C.
Ramsey, assistant professor of human communication studies, presented his
research article “Explicating Communicative Functions of Humor: The
Development and Assessment of New Functions of Humor Scales” at the 84th annual
meeting of the Southern States Communication Association in New Orleans.
- Dr. Vera Blinn
Reber, professor of history emeritus, was notified that her essay, “Buenos
Aires Confronts Tuberculosis: Public Health, Physicians and Patients in a
Global Context, 1870-1920,” received the James Street Prize for the best
article published by a Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies member
in an issue of Latin American Essays.
- Various members of
the social work and gerontology department recently gave presentations. Dr. Jennifer
Clements was a keynote speaker at the Long Island, N.Y., chapter of the
International Association for Social Work with Groups annual program where she
presented “Lessons learned on the bus: Effective activity based group work.”
Dr. Liz Fisher presented “I Get Tired of Being Judged” Learning from
Women We Serve” at the annual Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
Conference in Louisville in March. Dr. Marita Flagler presented the
paper “Involving Social Work Students for Sustainability through a Research Course
Activity” at the Annual Conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Social
Work Programs. Dr. Michael Lyman and Flagler presented the paper
“Research Club: Changing the Perception of Research Among BSW Students” at the
Annual Conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Programs.
Flagler conducted four webinars in February and March as part of a blended
training workshop on how to collect data from people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities through face-to-face interviews. Participants were
primarily staff from agencies that work with individuals with intellectual and
developmental disabilities in Central Pennsylvania. Flagler prepared new
national standards of services for people with disabilities that were approved
in March by the Administrative Council of the Ministry of Social Welfare and
Youth of the government of Albania. Her work was funded by a grant of the
Delegation of the European Union in Albania.