by SU faculty, others 4.21.14
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
the class “Personnel Management” at the MCI Entrepreneurial School in Innsbruck,
Austria March 17 to 21.
- Debra Cornelius, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, co-authored the
chapter “Workplace Health on Both Sides of the Border” in the 2014 book Return
Migration, Health, and Sexuality in a Transnational Mexican Community published
by the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of
- Dr. Nellie M. Cyr, associate dean of the College of Education
and Human Services, led a session on teacher preparation, teacher
effectiveness and teacher evaluation at the Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania
Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators in State College.
- Dr. Corinne Eisenhart, associate professor in educational
leadership, was asked to help facilitate the West Virginia Governor’s Leaders
of Literacy event. The March 26 meeting brought together state legislative
leaders, educators, business leaders, and other stakeholders to discuss how to
improve early literacy outcomes for the children of West Virginia. Eisenhart
facilitated the group of pediatricians, discussing the Reach Out and Read
- Dr. Karen Johnson, assistant professor and director of the
Writing Studio in the Learning Center, and undergraduates Abbie Brumback,
Sheila Foster, Jessica Johnson, Nicole Koenig, Laura Kownacki, and Angela
Schaefer presented “Reopening Futures: Empowering Basic Writers through a
Writing Fellow Program” at the Conference for College Communication and
Composition. Johnson also co-presented “Generating and Measuring Change: A
Rigorous Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Evaluates a Re-Imagined Writing
Studio/Writing Fellow Program” with Brumback, Johnson, Koenig, and Schaefer at
the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference. Johnson was an
invited workshop presenter for the session,“Generating a Publishable Article:
Putting Ideas into Print.” She also co-presented with Holly Ott, instructor
in the communication/journalism department, on “Creating Synergy through
Collaboration: How Peer Tutoring Has Empowered Journalism Students.” Johnson
supported undergraduate research for a number of other presentations: Dayna
Geary’s poster presentation entitled “Negotiating Online Agendas with ELL
Students”; Claire Holahan’s poster on “The Studio: Implementing Creative
Writing into University Learning Centers”; and Janelle Kagarise, Adria Wilt,
and Jeongah Seo’s presentation “Binding Generations: Using Reciprocal Learning
Processes to Empower International Writers.”
- Dr. Misty L.
Knight, associate professor of human communication studies, presented the
paper “Group Tutoring as Treatment for Communication Apprehension: An
Effective Model for the University Learning Center” at the National Association
of Communication Centers conference in Glendale, Ariz.
- Dr. Mary Libertin,
professor of English, had her essay “James Joyce’s Review of Ferdinand
Schiller’s Humanism, a Collection of Essays on Pragmatism” published in Semiotics
2013. She had presented an early version of this essay in Dayton at the
Semiotics Society of America National Conference.
- Dr. José
Ricardo-Osorio, interim associate dean of the College of Arts &
Sciences, was elected to the board of directors of the Northeast Conference on
the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the second largest professional association
for K-16 foreign language teachers.
- Dr. Christine
Royce was an invited panelist for “The Social Science Teacher” which
discussed the integration of social media into the science teacher’s classroom
and professional development career during the 2014 National Conference on
Science Education in Boston. In addition to serving on this panel, she also
presented the session “Maximizing Instructional Time and Student Learning:
Science in Reading and Reading in Science.”
- Dr. Joseph Zume, associate
professor in geography and earth science, had his co-authored article “Exploring
temporal hydroclimatic variability in the Niger Basin (1901–2006) using
observed and gridded data” published in the International Journal of Climatology.
- Several members of
the information technology staff and Registrar’s Office presented at the Ellucian
LIVE Conference in Anaheim April 6 to 9. Ellucian is the software vendor which
sells Banner. They are:
- Dr. Amy Diehl, director
of systems and applications, presented “Preventing Data Breaches through
Information Security Awareness.” Diehl was featured in the Ellucian XE documentary
video shown during the conference general session.
- Andrea Rosenberry, applications manager; Cathy
Sprenger, registrar; and Alan Zanotti, Unix systems administrator
presented “Riding the Banner XE Wave: One Year Later.” Rosenberry also
participated in the Banner XE Early Adopters Panel.
- Justin Sentz, director of instructional design and
web technologies, and Dustin Sier, web content developer, participated
in the Luminis Kickoff Session. They presented “Responsive Design via
Bootstrap Framework and Mobile App Integration. Sier also presented “Liferay Developer Tips
and Tricks for Ellucian Luminis Platform” and was featured in the Luminis
documentary video displayed at the Ellucian vendor booth during the conference.
He also won the Ellucian 2014 Outstanding Contributor Award and the Luminis