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
- 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
- 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
- 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.