September 2009 Accolades

Posted: September 1, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: September 2, 2009 at 11:42 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 Oct. 1, 2009. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 24.

College of Education and Human Development

Jatin P. Ambegaonkar and his colleagues published an article titled “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Collegiate Female Dancers” in the July issue of Athletic Therapy Today. In addition, Ambegaonkar, Shane Caswell and their colleagues published an article titled “High Incidence of Shoulder Injuries in Collegiate Modern Dance Students” in the July issue of Athletic Therapy Today.

Wendy Frazier placed first in the K-6 category of a national engineering curriculum contest for her curriculum, Easy Riders, which is based on her research with inservice teachers from Alexandria City Public Schools and preservice teachers at Mason. The contest was sponsored by the Engineering Service Education Center.

Mary Stone Hanley gave the keynote address titled “Culture, Racial Identity and Agency: Probing the Possibilities of Culturally Responsive Arts Education” at the AEQ: Access, Equity and Quality in Arts Learning conference held Seattle in June. The conference was a special meeting of arts and education organizations engaged in citywide or county-coordinated arts learning initiatives from locations around the United States.

Shelley Wong delivered a keynote address titled “Learning by Doing: Gathering the Harvest of Knowledge for Peacemaking” at the English Language Teachers Association conference held in Saad, Serbia, in May. In addition, Wong and her colleague published a chapter titled “Race and Technology in Teacher Education: Where Is the Access?” in the book titled “Race, Culture and Identities in Second Language Education: Exploring Critically Engaged Practice.”

College of Health and Human Services

William Cartwright and Panagiota Kitsantas, Health Administration and Policy, and Steven Rose, Social Work, published an article titled “A Demographic-Economic Model for Adolescent Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention” in the Journal of Comparative Social Welfare.

Jean Moore, Mi Oh Kyeung, Ana Stoehr and student Patricia Goldberg,  School of Nursing, and Lisa Pawloski and Heibatollah Baghi, Global and Community Health, published an article titled “Childhood Obesity Study: A Pilot Study of the Effect of the Nutrition Education Program Color My Pyramid” in the Journal of School Nursing. In addition, Moore, Pawloski and their colleagues published an article titled “Concepts of Anemia Among Low-Income Nicaraguan Women” in the RevistaLatino-Americana de Enfermagem.

Robin Remsburg, School of Nursing, received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration titled “Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program Partners for Education in Gerontology.” The grant will help increase undergraduate faculty expertise in teaching gerontological nursing. She received a second grant from the Commonwealth Fund titled “Spreading the Word: Documenting and Disseminating the Lessons and Success of Advancing Excellence.” The grant will help fund the writing of several manuscripts to document the results and outcomes of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign, a national campaign initiated in 2006 to improve the quality of care in nursing homes across the country. Remsburg has also been selected for fellow status by the Health Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America. She will be recognized with other new fellows at the 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting in November.

John Shiver, Health Administration and Policy, was named chair of the Program Committee for the National Capital Healthcare Executives. In addition, he facilitated an annual planning retreat for the board of directors of Wentworth-Douglass Health System in Dover, N.H., in April. He also facilitates development of the Live-At-Home Solutions program development for the Saline County Commission on Aging in Kansas. Shiver also gave two presentations about Mason’s master’s nursing program at the University of Memphis in April and at the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration Annual Meeting in Chicago in June.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Stephen Farnsworth and Robert Lichter, Communication, presented a paper titled “Iraq, 9/11 and the Mediated Presidency of George W. Bush” at the 2009 Southern States Communication Association Annual Meeting where it received the Best Conference Paper Award in Political Communication. In addition, Farnsworth was a visiting lecturer at the University of Vilnius in Lithuania and the University of Riga and Vidzeme University in Latvia in late May and early June. He spoke to journalism and political science students about the first 100 days of the Obama presidency and news coverage of politics in the United States. He also spoke with reporters in Lithuania and Estonia about investigative reporting.

Al Fuertes, New Century College,  conducted a summer workshop and course in Trauma Healing and Reconciliation in Divided Communities at the 2009 Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute in the Philippines.

College of Science

Nicole Darnall, Environmental Science and Policy, has been named the 2010 Erasmus Mundus International Scholar by the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Programme in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management. The award will fund her research at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University in Sweden and Central European University in Budapest. In addition, she co-organized the professional development workshop titled “Organizations and the Natural Environment/Social Issues in Management Divisions’ Junior Faculty Consortium” at the Academy of Management Conference in Chicago on Aug. 8. She also gave a presentation with graduate student Brent Kurapatski titled “Are Some Corporate Sustainability Activities Associated with Greater Financial Payoffs?” at the same conference on Aug. 10.

Stephen Harlan, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, is currently serving as a program director in the Deep Earth Processes Section of the Geosciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation. In addition, he published two articles: “Paleomagnetism of Tertiary Intrusive and Volcaniclastic Rocks of the Cerrillos Hills and Surrounding Region, Española Basin, New Mexico:Assessment and Implications of Vertical-Axis Rotations Associated with Extension of the Rio Grande Rift” in the June/July issue of Lithosphere; and “Paleomagnetism and Geochronology of Sills of the Doherty Mountain Area, Southwestern Montana: Implications for the Timing of Fold-and-Thrust Belt Deformation and Vertical-Axis Rotations Along the Southern Margin of the Helena Salient” in the Geological Society of America Bulletin. He also co-wrote a chapter titled “The Floor of Yellowstone Lake Is Anything but Quiet—New Discoveries from High-Resolution Sonar Imaging, Seismic-Reflection Profiling and Submersible Studies” in a USGS Professional Paper.

Chris Parsons, Environmental Science and Policy, and graduate student Megan Draheim published an article titled “A Reason Not to Support Whaling: A Case Study from the Dominican Republic” in the journal Current Issues in Tourism. Parsons and his co-authors also published three articles: “Gaining Traction: Re-Treading the Wheels of Marine Conservation” in Conservation Biology; “Recent Advances in Whalewatching Research: 2007–2008” in Tourism in Marine Environments; and “State of the Cetacean Environment Report 2008” in the Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. Parsons also attended the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Maderia in July as a member of the IWC’s Scientific Committee and Conservation Committee, where he presented a paper titled “Effects of Aircraft on Cetaceans: Implications for Aerial Whalewatching.” In addition, Parsons and his colleague gave a presentation titled “The ‘Krill Surplus’ Hypothesis and the Shift in Age at Sexual Maturity in the Antarctic Minke Whale Balaenoptera bonaerensis: A Retrospective Salute” at the International Marine Conservation Congress held at George Mason University in May.

Jessica Rosenberg, Physics and Astronomy, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The $869,000 award will support her galaxy research.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Mark Cooley, Art, wrote a review on a new project called “A Short Film About War” on Furtherfield.org.

Robinson Professors

Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History, spoke about Iran at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on June 26. He also chaired a meeting on Iran in New York on July 15. The meeting was sponsored by the New York Review of Books and the 92nd Street Y.  In addition, Bakhash was interviewed for the Council on Foreign Relations web site program on international affairs on July 21, participated in a roundtable on Iran at the United States Institute of Peace on July 22, and addressed a conference on the Middle East in Athens, Greece, on July 24. He also published an op-ed titled “How Iran’s Hardliners Shot Themselves in the Foot” in the Jewish Daily Forward on June 26. He also spoke about Iran-U.S. relations to a group of high school teachers at a conference sponsored by the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia in late June.

Paul D’Andrea, Robinson Professor of Theater and English, attended the main stage production of his play  titled “The Einstein Project” at the Berkshire Theatre Festival (BTF) in Stockbridge, Mass., and participated in a post-play discussion on the ethical responsibility of scientists with one of the BTF audiences.

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented a paper titled “Molecule-Mineral Interactions and the Origins of Life” at the Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C.

Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, published an article titled “Whose Presidency Is This Anyhow?” in the new Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency. In addition, he wrote a chapter titled “The Mixed Legacies of Ronald Reagan” in “The Enduring Reagan.”

Harold Morowitz, Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy, taught a course titled “Origin of Life” to middle school and high school science teachers while at the Santa Fe Institute over the summer.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Affairs, published the chapter titled “Strategic Engagement in Africa: The China Factor and U.S. Policy” in Crossroads Africa: Perspectives on U.S.-China-Africa Security Affairs.

James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, met with the Liberal Arts Council of the Western Governor’s University in Salt Lake City. He was also asked to join the “Inquiry” Journal Editorial Advisory Board in Huntsville, Tex. He also published two articles with his wife titled “The Day Earth Came to Life” in the September issue of Astronomy magazine and “The Science Students Need to Know” in the September 2009 edition of Educational Leadership: Teaching for 21st Century magazine.

School of Management

Jesse Bockstedt, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented two papers titled “Clustering Large Datasets: New Techniques and Insights” and “Unbundling Information Goods: An Empirical Analysis of Consumer Created Custom CDs” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Chien-Yu Chen, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented a paper titled “A Multi-Component Available-to-Promise Stochastic Programming Model” at the 3rd World Conference on Production and Operations Management in Tokyo.

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

Sidhartha Das, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper titled “Project Management: An Examination of the Relationships Between Capability and Performance” at the Indian Subcontinent DSI Conference in Mumbai, India.

Edward Douthett, Accounting, was honored with the article titled “Are Assurance Services Provided by Auditors on Initial Public Offerings Influenced by Market Conditions?” listed on the Social Science Research Network’s (SSRN) Top Ten Download List for Corporate Governance: Capital Raising, Investments, Distributions and Market Trading and SSRN’s Top Ten Download List for CGDET: Equity Issue at the IPO and in Mid-Stream (Topic) and CGN: Equity Issue at the IPO and in Mid-Stream (Topic) in 2009.

Cheryl Druehl, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper titled “The Disappearing COO – The Missing Link in Effective Execution of Business Strategy” at the POMS Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Amitava Dutta, Information Systems and Operations Management, published an article titled “Justifying IT Projects: Connecting the Dots From Systems to Business Value” in the Information Systems Audit and Control Journal.

Yuan Gao, Finance, presented the paper titled “Bondholder Activism and Delay in Financial Reporting” at the Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America in Beijing in June.

Gerald Hanweck, Finance, and his colleagues published an article titled “Recent Trends in the Number and Size of Bank Branches: An Examination of Likely Determinants” in the Journal of Financial Transformations.

Jim Hsieh, Finance, presented the paper titled “Shareholder Voting Rights and Mutual Fund Trading in Takeovers” at the NTU International Conference on Finance in Taipei, Taiwan. Hsieh was also awarded the Outstanding Paper Award at the Conference.

Constance Hylton, Accounting, was awarded the Beta Alpha Psi Phillip A. Blanchard Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education in 2009 from the National Accounting, Finance and Information Systems Honorary Organization.

Vladimir Ivanov, Finance, presented the paper titled “The Effect of Litigation on Venture Capitalist Reputation” at Villanova University in Villanova, Pa.

Anupam Jaju, Marketing, was awarded the Best Paper Award from the Conference on Internet Commerce this past spring.

Keith Jones, Accounting, presented the paper titled “The Impact of Office-Level vs. Firm-Level Auditors’ Industry Expertise on Conservatism” at the American Accounting Association Audit Section Mid-Year Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Maheshkumar Joshi, Management, presented a paper titled “Antecedents of Process Innovativeness: An Empirical Examination” at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference in Baltimore, Md., and “Doing Business in India” at the Raytheon Senior Management Team in Crystal City, Va.

Chi-Hyon Lee, Management, presented the paper titled “Multimarket Competition Within the Software Industry: How Does Complementarity of Product Markets Affect Market Entry Decisions” at the Academy of Management Conference in Chicago.

Ning Li, Marketing, was awarded the Research Excellence Award from George Mason University School of Management in 2009.

Yan Ling, Management, was awarded the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management for the paper titled “Towards Culture-Sensitive Theories of the Work-Family Interface.” The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Nataliya Lorinkova, Management, presented papers titled “The Effect of Managerial Ties on Firm Performance: A Meta-Analysis” and “Antecedents and Consequences of Team’s Perceived Organizational Support” at the SIOP Annual Conference in New Orleans, La., in April.

Anne Magro and Sarah Nutter, 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 University of Miami Accounting Workshop in Coral Gables, Fla.

Michelle Marks, Management, presented papers titled “Theoretical Developments in Interorganizational MTSs” and “Multiteam Systems: A Taxonomy and Theoretical Refinement” at the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conference in New Orleans, La.

Kevin McCrohan and James Harvey, Marketing, published an article titled “Internet Marketing Resilience: New Thoughts for Curriculum and Resources” in the American Marketing Association in Winter/Spring 2009.

Laurie Meamber, Marketing, and David Kravitz, Management, published an article titled “Multi-Level Information Presentation Strategy and Customer Reaction: An Empirical Investigation in an Online Setting” in the Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce in Summer 2009.

Kumar Mehta, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper titled “Mining Network Intrusion Models using Bagging Methods” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The paper was published in the conference proceedings.

Nirup Menon, Information Systems and Operations Management, published an article titled “Technological Progress and Productivity Growth in the U.S. Mobile Telecommunications Industry” in the Annals of Operations Research and “Social Welfare Implications of the Digital Divide” in the Government Information Quarterly.

Nacef Mouri, Marketing, presented the papers titled “Customer Value and Post-Consumption Behavior: A Consumer-Based Assessment of Marketing Alliances” and “Route to Customer Satisfaction: Is it Through the Heart or the Head?” at the AMA Summer Marketing Educator’s Conference in Chicago. Both papers were published in the conference proceedings.

Michael Naor, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper titled “Framing the Theory of Constraints Theoretical Tenets” at the Production and Operations Management National Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Sarah Nutter, Accounting, presented papers titled “Taxing Choices: The Economics of Tax Policy” and “Fair Value Accounting — An Age-Old Debate” at the Capitol Hill Campus in Washington, D.C.

Alison O’Brien, Management, and colleagues published an article titled “Time Allocation, Gender and Work- Life Conflict: Working Lives Out of Balance?” in the Journal of Business Disciplines.

Cindy Parker, Management, presented the paper titled “SIOP Symposium Chair: Beyond Regurgitation: Ideas for Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills in the Classroom” at the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conference in New Orleans, La.

Alexander Philipov, Finance, published an article titled “Credit Ratings and the Cross-Sectiono f Stock Returns” in the Journal of Financial Markets.

Kevin Rockmann, Management, presented a paper titled “Are Subgroups Always Bad? The Impact of Subgroups and Member Expectations on Team Performance” at the Wharton OB Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., and “Separate But Not Equal: The Effect of Three Types of Separation on Organizational Members” at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

Linda Samuels, Management, published an article titled “Plagiarism and Legal Scholarship in the Age of Information Sharing: The Need for Intellectual Honesty” in the Catholic University Law Review.

Partha Sengupta, Accounting, presented the paper titled “Restructuring Charges, Regulatory Changes and the Accruals Anomaly” at the 2009 American Accounting Association Meeting in New York.

Patrick Soleymani, Management, was awarded the Emerging Business Leader Award from the School of Management Alumni Chapter.

Christof Stahel, Finance, presented the paper titled “Why Do Hedge Funds’ Worst Returns Cluster? Common Liquidity Shocks vs. Contagion” at the American Finance Association in San Francisco; at the Western Finance Association Meeting in San Diego; and at Villanova University in Philadelphia.

Fiona Sussan, Marketing, presented a paper titled “Hummer: The H3 Model and the End of a Brand Icon?” at the Macromarketing Conference in Kristiansand, Norway, and “Cross-Cultural Analysis of Online Conversations in Commercial and Homegrown Movie Website” at the IC Postdoc Colloquium in Chantilly, Va.

George Wang, Finance, presented the papers titled “The Price Impacts of Outside Customer Large Trades on S&P 500 Futures Price Index” and “Individual Trades, Institutional Trades and Intraday Futures Price Behavior: Evidence from the Taiwan Futures Exchange” at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting in Grapevine, Tex.

Paige Wolf, Management, presented the papers titled “Critical Thinking and MGMT 301: People and Organizations” and “Hybrid Course Delivery” at the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference in Fairfax, Va.

James Wolfe, Management, presented the paper titled “The Economy, the Election, and Your Business” at the Business Alliance SmartTalk Breakfast in Fairfax, Va. Wolfe was also awarded an Appreciation Award at the event.

Fei Xie, Finance, presented the papers titled “Agency Problems at Dual-Class Companies” and “The Geography of Financial Advisors and Acquirer Returns” at the China International Conference in Finance in Dalian, China.

Suning Zhang, Accounting, presented the paper titled “The Impact of SFAS 123R on Firm Compensation Behavior and Performance” at the American Accounting Association Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

Sushil Jajodia, Center for Secure Information Systems, received an award from the National Science Foundation for his project titled “Center for Secure Information Systems.” In addition, Jajodia, Anup Ghosh, Center for Secure Information Systems, Duminda Wikesekera and Angelos Stavrou, Computer Science, received $1.78 million in security awards including Operational Transition of Proactive Network Risk Analysis Technology, a Laboratory for Proactively Preventing Phishing and Malcode Attacks Using Web Crawlers, and Secure Composition of Networked Systems Based on User Tasks and Organizational Policy. In addition, Jajodia, Ghosh and Stavrou received an award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for their project titled “A Laboratory for Large-Scale Testing of Self-Healing Enterprise Computing Systems.” Jajodia and Steven Noel, Center for Secure Information Systems, were awarded a patent titled “Minimum-Cost Network Hardening.”

Dimitris Ioannou and Qiliang Li, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received an award from the National Science Foundation for their project titled “Nano-Scale Field Effect Diode-Based Memory and Electrostatic Protection Devices.”

Fei Li, Computer Science, will be the principal investigator on a three-year project titled “AF: Small Collaborative Research: Online Scheduling Algorithms for Networked Systems.”

William Rosenberger, Statistics, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled “Topics in the Theory of Randomization II.”

Rao Mulpuri, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received as award from the National Science Foundation for his project titled “GOAL: Gallium Nitrate Nanowire-Nanocluster Hybrids for Chemical Sensing.”

Arun Sood, Computer Science, and Yih Huang, Center for Secure Information Systems, were awarded a patent titled “Self-Cleansing System.”

Yariv Ephraim and Brian Mark, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received a three-year award from the National Science Foundation for their project titled “Recursive Estimation of Randomly Modulated Processes.”

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