April 2009 Accolades

Posted: April 1, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Accolades is a monthly column that recognizes the latest achievements of Mason faculty and staff members.

Send information to gazette@gmu.edu. Please note: The next Accolades column will be published May 1. The deadline for submissions is April 24.

College of Education and Human Development

Shane Caswell, Jatin Ambegaonkar, Amanda Caswell and their colleagues published an article titled “Antecedents of Ethical Decision-Making: Intercollegiate Sporting Environments as Clinical Education and Practice Settings” in the spring issue of the Journal of Allied Health.

Joan Isenberg and her colleague published the fifth edition of their textbook titled “Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade.” This college-level text orients preservice and inservice teachers to the profound and lifelong contributions of creativity and the arts and guides them in promoting creativity, play, art, music, dance and drama for all children.

Elavie Ndura-Ouédraogo published an article titled “The Role of Education in Peace-Building in the African Great Lakes Region” in the March issue of the Journal of Peace Education.

Earle Reybold was a featured speaker at the 17th Iverson Bell Symposium of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges on March 12. Reybold discussed the ethics of recruiting and retaining minority faculty in graduate education.

Pierre Rodgers and Ellen Rodgers were presented the Outstanding Book Chapter award by the African American Communication and Culture Division/Black Caucus at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in November 2008 for their chapter titled “‘Ghetto Cinderellas: Venus and Serena Williams and the Discourse of Racism,” which appeared in the book titled “Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes.”

Tom Scruggs and Margo Mastropieri edited the book “Policy and Practice: Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities.” In addition, they published the fourth edition of their book “The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction.” Scruggs, Mastropieri and a colleague published an article titled “Science and Social Studies for Students with Disabilities” in Focus on Exceptional Children.

Vicky Spencer and her colleague published a book titled “College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities.”

Kristien Zenkov and her colleague published an article titled “Through Students’ Eyes: Urban Youth Show Us What They Believe About School” in the fall 2008 issue of the journal School-University Partnerships. The article was based on the keynote address presented by the authors at the 2008 Professional Development School’s National Conference.

College of Health and Human Services

Lisa Eckenwiler, Health Care Ethics, gave a presentation titled “Health Worker Migration: Epistemologies and Sorting out Responsibilities” at the International Studies Association in New York on Feb. 18. She also published an online article titled “The WHO Code on the Recruitment of International Health Personnel: We’ve Only Just Begun” for Developing World Bioethics on March 19.

Mark Meiners, Health Administration and Policy, published an issue brief for the Center for Health Care Strategies Inc. in March titled “Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership: Considerations for Cost-Effectiveness.”

Jean Moore, School of Nursing, Lisa Pawloski, Global and Community Health, and their colleagues published an article titled “The Effect of a Nutrition Education Program on the Nutritional Knowledge, Hemoglobin Levels, and Nutritional Status of Nicaraguan Adolescent Girls” in Public Health Nursing.

Martin Perlin, Health Administration and Policy, had his paper “Application of a Comprehensive Exam to Test Proficiency in Executive Management Competencies” accepted for conducting a session at the AUPHA Leadership Conference in Chicago in March.

Carlos Sluzki, Global and Community Health and Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, was a keynote speaker at the XVII World Congress of the International Family Therapy Association Congress in Slovenia in March. His presentation was titled “Relational Traps of Shame and Humiliation.” In addition, he gave a workshop titled “Resilience, Coexistence and Reconciliation.”

Ali Weinstein, Center for Chronic Illness and Disease, and her colleagues published an article titled “Inflammatory Markers And Negative Mood Symptoms Following Exercise Withdrawal” in Brain, Behavior and Immunity in November.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Joan Bristol, History and Art History, gave a presentation titled “The History of Race and Mulatez in Latin America” to students and community members at St. John’s University in Minnesota in March.

Lois Horton, Professor Emeritus of History, and her colleague edited a book titled “Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory.”

College of Science

Ancha Baranova, Molecular and Microbiology, and her colleagues published an article titled “Evidence for the Ectopic Synthesis of Melanin in Human Adipose Tissue” in the FASEB Journal in March.

Nicole Darnall, Environmental Science and Policy, was appointed to the 2010 Scientific Committee of the Group of Organizations and the Natural Environment. She also published with T. Arimura and H. Katayama “Is ISO 14001 a Gateway to More Advanced Environmental Action? A Case for Green Supply Chain Management,” Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future, Discussion Paper 09-05.

Chris Parsons, Environmental Science and Policy, and graduate student Megan Draheim gave a presentation titled “A Reason to Support Whale Conservation – A Tourism Impact Case Study from the Dominican Republic” at the European Cetacean Society conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

Lee Talbot, Environmental Science and Policy, was awarded the Explorers Medal from the Explorers Club, a multidisciplinary, professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and scientific exploration. The medal is the highest honor bestowed by this international organization.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Helen Frederick, Art and Visual Technology, was invited to be a Distinguished Artist Resident at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) from March 9 to 13. She worked with the UTK Print Workshop on a project with students and faculty of printmaking.

John Kilkenny, Music, performed at the Washington Area Premiere of the Philip Glass Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Wind Symphony, conducted by Mark Camphouse, Music. In addition, Kilkenny will be giving a recital on music for electronics and percussion at the Virginia/DC Day of Percussion at Shenandoah Conservatory on April 4.

Patricia Miller, Music, was a member of the National Opera Association’s national steering committee for the 2009 National Opera Convention. Miller also served on the national opera panel at the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008.

Timothy Roberts, Music, completed a saxophone solo tour of France in December.

Ted Thayer, Music, was a guest horn teacher at Curtis Institute for individual lessons for six students and a two-hour master class. In addition, he performed composer Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 as a guest soloist with the Reston Community Orchestra.


Shane Caswell, Jatin Ambegaonkar and Amanda Caswell, Sports Medicine Assessment, Research and Testing Laboratory, were awarded a $65,000 grant and will serve as co-investigators with Emanuel Petricoin and Lance Liotta, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine. The grant, supported by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and funded by Ceres Nanosciences, aims to examine baseline Human Growth Hormone levels in urine using nanoparticle harvesting technology.

Younhee Kim, Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, won best in show for a poster presentation titled “Teaching Letter Writing Using a Programmable Haptic Device Interface for Children with Handwriting Difficulties” at the IEEE meeting in Lafayette, La., in March. Coauthors of this presentation included Zoran Duric, Computer Science, and Naomi Lynn Gerber and Susan Palsbo, Center for Chronic Illness and Disability. As a combined effort of the Volgenau School and the College of Health and Human Services, it arose from a Small Business Innovation Research grant received by Palsbo in 2006.

Robinson Professors

Spencer Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American and Public History, presented a lecture titled “Abraham Lincoln and Black Abolitionists” at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He also gave a presentation titled “The Still Family and the Underground Railroad” at the Louis Faugeres Bishop III Lecture at Rutgers University.

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, gave several lectures on aspects of the origin of life and mineral evolution at Princeton University and the University of Georgia. He was also named to the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation’s Biosciences Directorate.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Affairs, presented a lecture titled “The Ethnic Factor in African Politics and Development” to U.S. officials. He also gave a briefing titled “Freedom of Religion in Nigeria” to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

School of Law

Joseph Zengerle received a U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Commendation for his efforts as a United States Army veteran who has continued to exhibit patriotism and service to the Army. Zengerle serves as executive director of the law school’s Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers.

School of Management

Jagadison Aier, Accounting, recently served as conference paper reviewer for the American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Reporting Mid-Year Meeting.

Yehuda Baruch, Management, served as the editor for the Academic PRJ Group & Organization Management Journal.

Jesse Bockstedt, ISOM, had the presentation titled “Unbundling and the Long Tail: New Evidence on the Consumption of Information Goods” published in the proceedings from the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics.

Stephen Christophe, Finance, presented a paper titled “Informed Trading Before Analyst Downgrades: Evidence From Short Sellers” at the 2009 American Finance Association Meeting in San Francisco in January.

Richard Coffinberger, Management, presented the paper titled “Refining an Employer’s Reasonable Accommodation Duties Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: The Job Reassignment Debate” at the Acaademy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) in Long Beach, Calif., in August.

Cheryl Druehl, ISOM, presented the paper titled “Open Innovation: The Solver’s Choice” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Druehl also published with coauthors the article titled “The Optimal Pace of Product Updates” in the European Journal of Operational Research.

Michael Ferri, Finance, and Stephen Christophe, Finance, and their colleague, published an article titled “Short Selling and the Weekend Effect in Nasdaq Stock Returns” in the Financial Review in February. In addition, Ferri is ranked 120 among the 17,601 authors who have published articles in the 26 core finance journals between 1959 and 2008, according to a new study of the most prolific authors in finance. The study updates a 2004 article in the Journal of Financial Literature and is available online.

Roy Hinton, EMBA, presented the paper titled “Powering the Brand: Emotional Value and Social Capital” at the Executive MBA Council Annual Conference in Chicago.

Ning Li, Marketing, presented the paper titled “Thank or Blame the One You Are Familiar With: Alliance Satisfaction Attribution and Consumer Behavioral Response to Partner Firms” at the AMA Winter Educator’s Conference in Tampa, Fla., in February.

Anne Magro, Accounting, presented the paper titled “Evaluating the Strength of Tax Authorities: The Effect of Experience on Assessment and Combination of Source and Relevance” at the American Accounting Association-American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Laurie Meamber, Marketing, presented the paper titled “Researching Aesthetics and Culture Using Interpretive Techniques: A Marketing Perspective” at the Open Source Center Seminar in Reston, Va., in December. Meamber also presented the paper titled “Current issues in Arts and Culture” at the Macromarketing Conference in Kristiansand, Norway.

Stanislava Nikolova, Finance, presented the paper titled “Credit Derivatives Availability and Corporate Borrowing Costs” at the FDIC Workshop in Washington, D.C.

Michael Naor, ISOM, served as a manuscript reviewer for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and as a conference reviewer for the Academy of Management Conference, which will be held in Chicago in August. Naor also served as program session chair for the workshop titled “Productivity: Gender, Culture and Stress” at the Decision Science Institute National Meeting in Baltimore.

Mikhail Pevzner, Accounting, served as conference paper reviewer for the 2009 American Accounting Association Meeting.

Alexander Philipov, Finance, published an article titled “Dispersion in Analysts Earnings Forecasts and Credit Rating” in the Journal Of Financial Economics in January.

Sarah Nutter, Accounting, served as committee chair for the Research Resources and Methodology Committee of the American Taxation Association in Anaheim, Calif.

Linda Samuels, Management, presented the paper titled “Lincoln and the Patent System” at the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business in Philadelphia in March. Samuels also presented the paper titled “Legal Studies Scholarship: Setting the Standard” at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) in Long Beach, Calif.

Min Shen, Accounting, presented the paper titled “The Interdependence Between Institutional Investor Stock Ownership and Information Dissemination by Capital Market Data Aggregators” at the 2008 American Accounting Association Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. Shen also served as a conference paper reviewer for the 2009 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.

Susan Stone, Academic and Career Services, was selected as the National Academic Advising Association Region 2 (mid-Atlantic region) Academic Advisor – Primary Role for 2009 for her exceptional work.

George Wang, Finance, presented the paper titled “Price Dynamics in Energy Spot and Futures Markets: The Role of Weather and Inventory Surprises” at the National Chaio Tung University in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, and at the National Central University in Jungli, Taiwan. Wang also presented the paper titled “Comments on the CBOE Volatility Futures Trading and the S&P500 Cash Market” at the 19th Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan.

School of Public Policy

Rex Brown published an article titled “Working with Policy Makers on Their Choices: A Decision Analyst Reminisces” for Decision Analysis, a journal of the Institute for Operation Research and Management Sciences, in March.

Kenneth Button published an article titled “The Impact of US-EU ‘Open Skies’ Agreement on Airline Market Structures and Airline Networks” in the Journal of Air Transport Management in March. He also wrote three chapters: “Air Transport, Airports and Regional Economic Systems;” “Institutions and Regional Development” with his colleague in the book titled “Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories;” and “Road User Charging” with PhD student Henry Vega for the book titled “Implementation and Effectiveness of Transport Demand Management Measures: An International Perspective.” Button also delivered the keynote address titled “Changing Course: New Challenges for Financial Viability and Economic Sustainability in Aviation” at the 12th Hamburg Aviation Conference: Current Challenges in a Distressed Industry on Feb. 11 – 13. He also presented a workshop titled “Low Cost Airlines: A Failed Business Model?” at the GARS Workshop: New Issues in Airline and Airport Economics. Button also gave a presentation titled “The Economic Challenges of Framing a National Transportation Policy” at the Mercatus Center’s Chief of Staff Retreat in Philadelphia.

Stuart Malawer published a book titled “U.S. National Security Law: Sourcebook of Cases, Laws, Treaties and Documents.”

Frank Manheim spoke on renewable energy policy at the Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute in Arlington, Va., on Feb. 23.

Mark Rozell published three articles: “Religion and Politics, 1976-2008” in the Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 1976-2008, vol. 7; “Religion and the American Presidency,” with his colleague, for the Oxford Encyclopedia on Religion and Politics and for Religion and Politics; and “The Republican Party, 1968-2008,” with his colleague, for the Princeton Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History. In addition, Rozell and his colleague published two chapters titled “Executive Privilege and the Unitary Executive Theory in the George W. Bush Administration” in the book titled “Rivals for Power” and “Executive Privilege and the Cheney Energy Task Force Controversy” in the book titled “The Unitary Executive and American Politics.”

Tojo Thatchenkery and his colleagues wrote the “Handbook on Management Cases.”

Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

Don Gantz, Applied Information Technology, John Miller, Statistics, and their colleagues presented their paper titled “Evaluation of the Language-Independent Process in the FLASH ID System for Handwriting Identification” at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Scientific Meeting in Denver in February.

Bijan Jabbari, Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named an IEEE fellow in November 2008. His citation reads “For contributions to resource management and mobility in wireless networks.” IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

Sushil Jajodia, Center for Secure Information Systems, and his colleagues published three articles: “Implementing Interactive Analysis of Attack Graphs Using Relations Databases” in the Journal of Computer Security, Vol. 16, No. 4; “Advances In Topological Vulnerability Analysis” in the Proceedings of the Cybersecurity Applications and Technology Conference for Homeland Security; and “Topological Vulnerability Analysis: A Powerful New Approach for Network Attack Prevention, Detection and Response” in Algorithms, Architecture and Information Systems Security. In addition, Jajodia was the keynote speaker at the 4th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security in Fukuoka, Japan, on March 17.

Chris Saunders, Applied Information Technology, and his colleagues presented their paper titled “Handwriting Individuality: Probability Models, Subsampling Routines, and Implications” at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Scientific Meeting in Denver in February.

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