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Accomplishments of SU faculty, employees

Following is a list of presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg University faculty and other members of the campus community. If you need further information, please call 477-1202.

  • Dr. April Bailey, assistant professor of information technology for business education, and Dr. Michael Marsh, professor of management information systems, co-authored the article “Transitioning Non-Traditional Students to an Undergraduate Business Program” published in August by the American Journal of Business Education.
  • Dr. Wendy S. Becker, associate professor of management, co-authored the article “Forensic Science in Transition: Critical Leadership Challenges” published in the journal Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal. The article provides recommendations for developing leaders in adversarial contexts such as crime labs.
  • Dr. Lance Bryant, assistant professor of mathematics, had his paper “Goto Numbers of a Numerical Semigroup Ring and the Gorensteiness of Associated Graded Rings” published in the June 2010 edition of the journal Communications in Algebra.
  • Dr. Dara Bourassa, assistant professor of social work and gerontology, will present “Helping professionals and their susceptibility to compassion fatigue” at the Franklin County Human Services Days in Chambersburg Oct. 21.
  • Dr. Jennifer Clements, assistant professor of social work and gerontology, is presenting “Using Art Therapy in Family Work” at the Franklin County Human Services Days in Chambersburg Oct. 21.
  • Dr. Kent Chrisman and Dr. Donna Couchenour, early child¬hood program, were invited to lead a professional development day for the faculty at the Lancaster campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. The focus of the session will be effective teaching strategies for college class¬rooms and will include ideas for beginning the semester, in-class activities, informal feedback, and methods to assess attainment of instructional goals.
  • Dr. Doug Cook, librarian and professor in Lehman Library, and Dr. Carolyn Cook, former Luhrs Elementary School teacher, co-authored the children’s book A Hike on the Appalachian Trail. The illustrated book written for elementary children follows a third grade class on a hike on the Appalachian Trail in Michaux Forest.
  • Dr. Sean Cornell, assistant professor of geography-earth science, and students Christie Marinari and Russel Valerio in the Coastal Environmental Oceanography class presented a program at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center as part of the Science on the Shore program series initiated this year.  The presentation was “Oil on our Shores: Offshore Drilling and Environmental Risks.”
  • Dr. Pablo Delis, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Richard L. Stewart, associate professor of biology, were two of the co-authors of the paper “The Herpetofauna of Letterkenny Army Depot, South-Central Pennsylvania: A Starting Point to the Long-Term Monitoring and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles” published in the Kansas Herpetological Society Journal.
  • Dr. Liz Fisher, associate professor of social work and gerontology, and Dr. Jan Smith, associate professor of geography/earth science, had their paper “Introducing BSW students to GIS: From “Gerontology is Sweet” to ‘Geographic Information Systems’” accepted for the Baccalaureate Program Directors Conference in February in Cincinnati.
  • Dr. Marita Flagler, assistant professor of social work and gerontology, is presenting “The Financial Impact of Having a Child with an Intellectual Disability In Uncertain Economic Times” at the Building Strong Families Conference Oct. 19 at Elizabethtown College.
  • Dr. Karen Johnson, assistant professor of the Learning Center, co-presented “Connecting Basic Writers to the Writing Center: How Writing Consultations Impact Student Perceptions and Achievement of Learning Outcomes” at the a Community Connections and Collaboration session  July 17 during the 2010 Writing Program Administrators Conference in Philadelphia.
  • Dr. Ian M. Langella, associate professor of supply chain management, recently reviewed an article on supply chain coordination for the Inter¬national Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling.
  • Dr. Michael Lyman, associate professor of social work and gerontology, had his paper “A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Peer-Assessment Exercise in a Social Work Research Course” accepted for the Baccalaureate Program Directors Conference in February in Cincinnati.
  • Dr. Sally Paulson, assistant professor of exercise science, presented the poster “The influence of ankle taping on selected lower extremity kinematics during treadmill running” at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Annual Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. Co-investigators were Dr. William A. (Turi) Braun, assistant professor of exercise science and interim department chair; and students Frank Donley and Jessica Root.
  • Dr. Melissa L. Ricketts, assistant professor of criminal justice, co-authored the article “Ensnared into Crime: A Preliminary Test of Moffitt’s Snares Hypothesis in a National Sample of African Americans” published in the recent Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.
  • President Bill Ruud; Judith Kish Ruud; and Dr. Ronald K. Taylor, professor of management and marketing, have their co-authored paper “Who Should Teach Business Ethics: An Exploratory Study of Student Perceptions & Attitudes” been accepted as a conference submission for presentation at the 2010 Academy of Business Disciplines Conference in November in Ft. Myers Beach, Fla. The Ruuds also had their co-authored paper “Law and Ethics: Society and Corporate Social Responsibility? Is the Focus Shifting?” accepted for publication in The Journal of Academic and Business Ethics.
  • Dr. Richard D. Stone, professor of management and marketing, was lead author on the article “Tricks of the Trade:  Oddities in Abandonment Issues” published in the Second Quarter, 2010 issue of the Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy.
  • Dr. Stephen O. Wallace, coordinator of developmental education and advising development, co-authored the chapter “Training faculty advisors” in the National Academic Advising Association monograph Comprehensive advisor training and development: Practices that deliver published in August 2010.
  • Dr. Joseph Zume, assistant professor of geography and earth science, was recently invited to and served on the National Science Foundation’s “Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology” review panel that evaluated proposals submitted to the NSF by geoscientists across the country.