October 2007 Accolades

Posted: October 1, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Accolades recognizes the latest achievements of George Mason faculty and staff members.

Send information to gazette@gmu.edu. Please note: The next Accolades column will be published Nov. 1, 2007. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 25.


Thomas Deike, Technical Services Division, was selected as the October 2007 Information Technology Unit Employee of the Month.

College of Health and Human Services

Lynn Gerber was appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Rei Berroa, Modern and Classical Languages, published an article titled “Recordar para vivir: historia, alegoría y dialéctica en la crónica de Pedro Mir” in the volume edited by Berroa titled “Aproximaciones a la literature dominicana.” He also wrote “Poemas de Rei Berroa,” which was published in Letras Peninsulares.

Deborah Boehm-Davis, Psychology, received the 2007 Paul M. Fitts Education Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for her contribution in teaching and significant impact on her students.

Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez, Modern and Classical Languages, published an article titled “Alegoría, discurso político y la nueva comedia: Lope de Vega” in the Bulletin of the Comediantes.

Todd Kashdan, Psychology, was elected to the editorial boards for the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Behavior Therapy. He was also asked to serve as an associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology.

Christopher Kello and Matthew Peterson, Psychology, received an increase on their grant from the National Science Foundation titled “Career: Entrainment of Cognitive Dynamics.”

Robert Pasnak, Psychology, received a grant award from the U.S. Department of Education to study “An Economic Improvement in Literacy and Numeracy.”

Koraly Perez-Edgar, Psychology, was chosen by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology to receive the ACNP/NIMH Travel Award.

Walter Rankin, deputy associate dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, published the book “Grimm Pictures: Fairy Tale Archetypes in Eight Horror and Suspense Films.”

Ramonu Sanusi, Modern and Classical Languages, published an article titled “The Metamorphosis of Femail Personae in Sembene Ousmane’s Les Bouts de bois de Dieu” in the spring 2007 edition of Dalhousie French Studies. Sanusi also published an article titled “La critique socio-politique dans les polars de Mongo Bet” in Africultures in May 2007.

Richard Norton Smith, History and Art History, served as a consultant on the 12-week series, “Presidential Libraries: History Uncovered,” which aired on Friday, Sept. 7.

June Tangney, Psychology, received an increase on her grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (NIH) titled “Jail-Based Treatment to Reduce Substance Abuse, Recidivism, and Risky Behavior.”

Lois Tetrick, Psychology, received an award of $1,550 from the National Science Foundation for a “Campus Climate Survey.” She has also been elected as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, an organization that studies and applies scientific principles concerning human behavior within the workplace.

Stephen Zaccaro, Psychology, received an increase on his grant from the U.S. Army Research Institute titled “Identifying Individual Attributes and Learning Principles that Foster Adaptive Performance and Promote Rapid Adaptability Skill Acquisition through Multiple Modes of Development.”

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Kaiulani Lee, Theater, wrote the play “A Sense of Wonder,” which is based on the life and works of environmentalist Rachel Carson. Lee was also interviewed by Bill Moyers for a PBS “Bill Moyers Journal” segment on Sept. 21.

School of Management

Catherine Cramton, Management, and co-authors Kara Orvis and Jeanne Wilson, wrote the paper “Situation invisibility and attribution in distributed collaborations” which was published in the August 2007 issue of the Journal of Management. Her paper “Intercultural interaction in distributed teams: Salience of and adaptations to cultural differences,” written with co-author Pamela Hinds, was selected to be published in a compendium of the best papers submitted to the 2007 Academy of Management annual meeting. The paper was also nominated for the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award. She and Hinds presented the paper and an additional paper titled “Situated ‘knowing who’: Why site visits matter in global work,” at the Academy of Management annual meeting in Philadelphia.

David Kravitz, Management, was appointed to fellow status in the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Division 9 of the American Psychological Association.

Gopal V. Krishnan, Accounting, gave research presentations at Australian National University, Institute for Financial Management and Research, Monash University, Nanyan Technological University, Singapore Management University, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland and University of Western Australia. Krishnan and his colleagues also presented four research papers at the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association in Chicago titled “Does the Flight of Clients from the Big 4 to Tier 2 Auditors Indicate Lower Audit Quality?” “Do Auditors Price Audit Committee’s Expertise? The Case of Accounting vs. Non-Accounting Financial Experts,” “Is There a Relation between Abnormal Bank Loan Loss Provisions and Fees Paid to the Auditors?” and “The Impact of Office-Level vs. Firm-Level Auditors’ Industry Expertise on Conservatism.”

Mikhail Pevzner, Accounting, presented his dissertation “Management Earnings Forecasts, Information Asymmetry and Liquidity: An Empirical Investigation” at the American Accounting Association 2007 Annual Meeting-New Scholar Section. Pevzner also served as a discussant at the Concurrent Section “Consequences of Sarbanes-Oxley Act.”

Christof Stahel, Finance, presented the article titled “Is There Hedge Fund Contagion?” at the August meeting of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Chapter of Switzerland.

Bruce Waxman, Management, completed a term as a co-chair of the D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Law Section. He also participated in planning a multi-part series on Alternative Dispute Resolution training for attorneys.

School of Public Policy

Zoltan Acs was the keynote speaker at a seminar at Linkoping University in Sweden in May. He also participated at the International Council Meeting in Sweden. In July, Acs presented “Where Do Entrepreneurial Opportunities Come From?” at the Max Planck Summer Institute on Entrepreneurship Research in Berlin. He also presented “Born Local: Two Avenues to Internationalization” at the Max Planck Resident Week in Jena, Germany.

Phil Auerswald gave a presentation at the 2007 Social Entrepreneurship Colloquium in July.

Kenneth Button gave a presentation titled “The Uses of the ‘Temporal-Fares-Offered Curve’ in Air Transportation” at the NECTAR Conference in May. In June, he gave four presentations: “Price Discrimination and Price Leadership in Scheduled Air Services” to the 11th World Conference on Transport Research in Berkeley; “Distance and Competitiveness: The Role of Gateways, Corridors, and Competition” to the 42nd Canadian Transportation Research Forum in Winnipeg; “Deregulation and Privatization of the Air Transport Industry” to the Seminar in Government Restructuring series at Harvard University; and “Defining the Facts on Handling Delays through a Multiple Correspondence Analysis” to the 10th annual Air Transport Research Society Conference in Berkeley.

Brent Eastwood published two articles titled “Citizen Diplomacy — A very Democratic Idea” and “Poland’s Economy Outperforms Its Quarrelsome Leaders” in the August 2007 edition of The American. He also participated in a panel discussion about science and technology as diplomacy in May at A World in Change: Homeland Security Science and Technology Stakeholders conference in Washington, D.C. He also presented “Recruiting More Women in National Security” at the Women in National Security conference in June on Capitol Hill.

Stephen Fuller was named chief economist of Cardinal Bank.

Stuart Malawer wrote the book “WTO Law, Litigation and Policy — Sourcebook of Internet Documents,” which was published by Wm. S. Hein & Co., New York, 2007.

Frank Manheim and colleague Greg Fuhs gave a presentation titled “Underexamined Impacts of the 1970s Environmental Laws” at the Midwest Political Science Association annual convention in Chicago in April.

Wayne Perry and PhD student Robert Hamilton co-wrote the paper “Foreign Science and Engineering PhD Production at U.S. Universities: During and After the Cold War.” The paper was presented at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Research Conference in Dallas, Texas in May. It received the award for the Best Paper in Education/Technology for the conference.

Kenneth Reinert and colleague Ian Golding co-wrote the book “Globalization for Development: Trade, Finance, Aid, Migration and Policy” in 2006. He also gave a lecture titled “Globalization for Development?” at the 44th Annual Werner Lecture-Seminar Series at Western Michigan University. The series focuses on the challenges and opportunities of globalization and international development.

Mark Rozell and colleague Gleaves Whitney co-edited “Religion and the American Presidency” and “Religion and the Bush Presidency” in 2007. He also gave a presentation titled “The Christian Right and the Politics of Abortion” at the conference In God We Trust? Religion in the U.S. and German Politics in Berlin in June.

Louise Shelley wrote the chapter “Human Trafficking as a Form of Transnational Crime” in the book titled “Human Trafficking” by Maggy Lee. She also wrote “The Rise of Diversification of Human Smuggling and Trafficking into the United States” in the book titled “Transnational Threats: Smuggling and Trafficking in Arms, Drugs and Human Life” by Kimberley Thachuk. She also wrote “La Trinidad No Santa: delicuencia, transactional, corrupcion y terrorismo” in the Portuguese journal Caderno CRH in 2007.

Emeritus John Warfield published an article titled “Systems science serves enterprise integration: a tutorial” in the May 2007 journal Enterprise Information Systems.

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