Blog, Blog, Blog: Part II

Posted: May 27, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: May 27, 2010 at 8:31 am

By Robin Herron

Last summer, the Mason Gazette put out a call for Mason bloggers to come forth and be acknowledged.  Nearly 30 bloggers were discovered, but we knew there had to be more.

A second shout-out has turned up even more blogs to check out. Here they are.

Professional and Academic Blogs

Amal Amireh, associate professor of English, blogs at

Jesse Bockstedt, assistant professor in the Information Systems and Operations Management area in the School of Management, blogs at “I also have the students in my MBA and undergrad electronic commerce classes (MBA 734 and MIS 440) keep a blog for discussion of class topics and case studies. Links to their blogs can be found on my blog,” he says.

Peter Ceperley, emeritus professor who taught at Mason for 30 years in both the Physics and Astronomy Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has a physics/electrical engineering (EE) blog at “The blog explains the physics and EE concepts of resonances and waves using Flash animations,” says Ceperley.

Andrew Crooks, assistant professor in the Department of Computational Social Science, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, has a research blog at

Teresa DeFlitch, project manager at the Center for History and New Media in the Department of History and Art History, blogs at

Cheryl Duckworth, ICAR adjunct and PhD alumna, blogs at

Robin Hanson, associate professor of economics, blogs at

Nöelle McAfee, development director for ICAR and visiting associate professor of philosophy, blogs about philosophy, politics and public life at

Aziz Abu Sarah, director of Middle East Projects for the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, has a blog for Peace in Israel-Palestine,

Debra Lattanzi Shutika, associate professor in the Department of English, has a blog called The Gringa. “This blog features musings on U.S. immigration reform, immigrant communities in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic, and my research on international retirement migration in Mexico and Central America.”

Solon Simmons, assistant professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, has a blog titled Confrontations: Forays into Political Life as it Happens.

Personal Interest Blogs

Johanna Bockman, assistant professor of sociology and global affairs, blogs at and

Laura Harrison, administrative assistant in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, blogged about preparing for the Country Music Marathon in April for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at

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