Accomplishments by SU faculty, others 5.2.16
is a list of recent presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or
to Shippensburg University faculty and other members of the campus community.
- Dr. Wendy S. Becker, professor
of management and marketing, was one of 53 researchers invited to the National
Science Foundation funded CSR Summit: The Micro-Processes of Social
Responsibility in Organizations in Anaheim, Calif., April 12 to 13.
- Dr. Kent Chrisman,
professor of early childhood education, was invited to share the 5th Edition of
his co-authored book, Families, Schools and Communities by the Library
of Social Science. The book exhibit will be at the 2016 meeting of the Jean
Piaget Society June 9 to 11 in Chicago. The book was co-authored with Donna Couchenour,
- Dr. Kenneth France,
professor of psychology, and Dr. Kim
Weikel, associate professor of psychology had their
book, Helping Skills for Human Service Workers: Building Relationships and
Encouraging Productive Change (3rd edition), favorably reviewed in the May
issue of Health & Social Work.
- Dr. Robert Hewitt, professor
emeritus of social work & gerontology, was an invited workshop presenter
recently at Shippensburg University’s Institute for Social Inclusion (INSINC)
Conference. His workshop, “Finding the Heart of Cultural Humility: A
Lifelong Journey,” focused on the importance of humility when serving
others and how arrogance and lack of humbleness on the part of the person
providing professional human service assistance can impede cultural humility,
especially when serving diverse populations and others. The session was
presented to social work students, professional human service, education, and
other persons. The workshop learning objectives allowed participants to obtain
an overview of the tenets of cultural humility: To increase awareness and
appreciation for humility when serving diverse populations; and to increase
understanding that professional human service growth and development is a
lifelong journey and calls for continuous self-reflection.
- Dr. Ian M. Langella,
professor of supply chain management, recently reviewed an article on
sustainable supply chain management under different carbon policies for the International
Journal of Sustainable Engineering.
- Dr. Kathryn Shirk,
assistant professor of physics, directed projects by two of her students that
were accepted to the March APS Meeting in Baltimore. Robyn Collette and Daniel
Rosen did the research poster “Fabrication of a Three Dimensional Particle
Focusing Microfluidic Device Using a 3D Printer, PDMS, and Glass.” Rosen
presented the research March 3 at the conference which had an estimated
attendance of 10,000 physicists. The research and travel was funded by the physics
department, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Undergraduate Research Grant
Program, and a CFEST Faculty Travel Grant.
- Dr. Jonathan Skaff, professor of
history, delivered the annual M. I. Rostovtzeff Lectures at the New York
University Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. The four-part series
was titled “Silk Roads and Steppe Roads of Medieval China: History Unearthed
from Tombs.” Skaff was also elected to the Board of Directors of the T’ang
Studies Society, the professional organization promoting the study and
understanding of China’s Tang Dynasty (618-907).
- Dr. Cheryl A. Slattery,
associate professor of teacher education, presented a workshop at the
International Association of Laboratory Schools Annual Conference 2016 on April
29 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The conference theme was Beyond Laboratory Schools:
Transforming Lives. Her workshop was “Embracing effective literacy
intervention: Charting the course throughout the community.”
- Ten faculty members were involved in the recent annual Math &
Computer Science Day April 5. This year’s event hosted high school students from the region
in a team computer programming competition, an individual mathematics contest,
and a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival supported by the American Institute
of Mathematics. Faculty participating were Lance Bryant, Sarah N. Bryant, Dudley
Girard, Doug Ensley, Ben Galluzzo, Kim Presser, Diane McNichols, Dave Kennedy,
James Hamblin, and Marc Renault. Assisting with the program were staff associates Jody Burdge and
Nancy Thomas. A total of 90 students from 15 high school participated.