August 2010 Accolades

Posted: August 2, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: August 2, 2010 at 8:43 am

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

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Connie Kirkland, Sexual Assault Services, was a panelist at a forum titled “The Person You Think You Know: Signs and Solutions of Campus Violence” at Wesleyan University on April 27.

David Lee, University Police Key Control, was profiled in the May 2010 issue of the National Locksmith Magazine about his duties as a police department locksmith. He also published an article in the July 2010 issue of the same publication titled “Interchangeable Core Stamping Blocks” about a locksmith technique he developed.

Everett Seamans,
University Libraries, was selected as the Virginia Library Association’s Paraprofessional of the Year at the Paraprofessional’s Forum in May.

Peter Stearns, Provost, gave brief remarks on Mason’s commitment to diversity at the School of Management’s annual diversity conference in Arlington, Va., in June. He also gave a talk on Mason’s global education and global activities to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors meeting in Arlington in June. In addition, he received the Award of Highest Honor from Soka University in Hachioji, Japan, in June.

College of Education and Human Development

Bob Baker and Craig Esherick traveled to India in April on the second leg of their State Department grant awarded in 2009 to conduct basketball and coaching clinics for players, coaches and physical-education instructors from the state of Tamil Nadu. Baker and Esherick also conducted a clinic in Bangalore, where they worked with the Bangalaru State Basketball association as well as the Indian national basketball team and Indian national coaching staff.

Brenda Bannan and Erin Peters published an article titled “Mobile, Inquiry-Based Learning and Geological Observation: An Exploratory Study” in a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning.

Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung took a Counselors Without Borders (CWB) team to Haiti in May to provide training, consultation and counseling for dealing with post-disaster psychological trauma. The CWB team members worked with groups of school administrators, teachers, psychologists and social workers. They also provided counseling in camps with traumatized children, adults and families. Bemak was also selected as a Fulbright Senior Specialist and spent March 3–17 at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He participated in a series of meetings, gave presentations and shared ideas with a variety of school-based and community-based mental-health program personnel.

Bill Brozo and his colleague published “The Adolescent Literacy Inventory, Grades 6–12,” an assessment tool that provides middle and high school reading specialists and teachers with a one-on-one assessment of adolescents’ academic literacy abilities. In addition, Brozo and his colleagues published a book titled “50 Instructional Routines to Develop Content Literacy.”

Sheryl Cozart wrote “Becoming Whole: A Letter to a Young Miseducated Black Teacher,” which was published in the March 2010 issue of The Urban Review. She also wrote “When the Spirit Shows Up: An Autoethnography of Spiritual Reconciliation With the Academy,” which was published in the March 2010 issue of Educational Studies.

Nada Dabbagh and Anastasia Kitsantas wrote a book titled “Learning to Learn with Integrative Learning Technologies: A Practical Guide for Academic Success.”

Peter Dieke wrote a chapter titled “From Apartheid to a ‘Managed Revolution’: Tourism Development and the Transition in South Africa” in the book “Tourism and Political Change.”

Dimiter Dimitrov, Jeff Gorrell and their colleague wrote an article, “Perceptions of Head Start and Kindergarten Stakeholders on Criteria for Kindergarten Readiness of Head Start Children: Factor Structure and Group Separation,” which was published in Contemporary Issues in Education Research. In addition, Dimitrov and his colleagues wrote “Evaluation of Scale Reliability with Binary Measures Using Latent Variable Modeling,” which was published in Structural Equation Modeling. Dimitrov also wrote “Intermediate Trends in MSP-Related Changes in Student Achievement with MIS Data,” which was published in the Journal of Educational Research and Policy Studies.

Jodi Duke and Peggy King-Sears wrote an article, “‘Bring Your Textbook!’: Using Secondary Texts to Assess Reading Demands and Skills Required for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities,” which was published in the May issue of Intervention of School and Clinic.

Rebecca Fox received the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques from the French government in July. The award was presented by the Ambassador of France to the United States Pierre Vimont. The Palmes Academiques is a chivalric order founded by Napoleon to honor individuals who have made major contributions to French national education and culture. Fox, along with Gary Galluzzo, Joan Isenberg and Steve White wrote a chapter, “Aligning Post-Baccalaureate Programs with National Board Standards,” which was included in the book “Accomplished Teachers: Institutional Perspectives,” a response to the increasing accountability in higher education and teacher education.

Wendy Frazier and Donna Sterling were notified by the U.S. Department of Education that Science Explorers, the Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program they directed, is one of four MSP grant programs in the nation whose evaluations passed the rigorous guidelines set forth in the Criteria for Classifying Designs of MSP Evaluations. Science Explorers, conducted at Mason, is an elementary science teacher education program whose goal is to increase student achievement in high needs elementary schools. In addition, Sterling and Frazier received a 2010 Programs That Work award from the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition for the New Science Teachers’ Support Network (NSTSN) on May 11 in Richmond, Va. NSTSN is a program for provisionally licensed middle and high school science teachers to help them succeed at teaching.

Christopher Johnston wrote a chapter, “Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Evaluations of Technology Tools for Mathematical Learning: A Reflective Model,” which was included in the book “Technology Implementation and Teacher Education: Reflective Models.”

John Nauright was a visiting professor of Sports Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark from April 25 to May 23. He taught a master’s-level course in international sports management and hosted an international seminar titled “Africa and Global Sport” that examined African sport in light of the attention focused on the continent as a result of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The seminar was held at the Institute of Sports Science at Aarhus University on May 20. In addition, Nauright lectured to master’s students in sport management at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 13. Charles University has signed an institutional agreement with Mason for collaboration in the area of sport management.

Elavie Ndura-Ouédraogo was awarded a residential fellowship to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for the 2010–11 academic year. She will work on a book titled “Transforming Education: A Conceptual Framework for Peace Building in Burundi and the African Great Lakes Region.”

Jorge Osterling was named to a three-year term as chair of the International Advisory Board of El Salvador’s Universidad Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero (UMOAR). His responsibilities include providing UMOAR with a global perspective on trends and issues that may affect the university. Osterling was also appointed a guest professor of Hebei Normal University in the People’s Republic of China for the period Jan. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2013.

Pierre Rodgers and Dave Wiggins edited the book “Rivals: Legendary Matchups That Made Sport History.”

Anastasia Samaras published a book, “Self-Study Teacher Research: Improving Your Practice Through Collaborative Inquiry.” The textbook is designed to help preservice and inservice teachers plan, implement and assess a manageable self-study teacher research project and covers the foundation, history, theoretical underpinnings and methods of self-study research.

Beverly Shaklee and doctoral student Svetlana Filiatreau gave a presentation titled “Internationalization of Higher Education and Post-Soviet Higher Education Reforms in Ukraine” at the Library of Congress Open World Program orientation for a group of Ukrainian education scholars, administrators and practitioners in Washington, D.C., on April 15.

Lori Shelby received the 2010 Burns “Bud” Roper Fellowship Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research at its conference in May. The purpose of the fellowship is to help people working in survey research who are in the early stages of their careers.

Vicky Spencer and Richard Boon, PhD Education ’03, published a book titled “Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom: Scientifically Based Strategies for Success.”

Shahron Williams van Rooij wrote the article “Higher Education and FOSS for E-Learning: The Role of Organizational Sub-Cultures in Enterprise-Wide Adoption,” which was published in the International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes.

Diane Wood and her colleague edited the book “Teachers Learning in Community: Realities and Possibilities,” which is based on a six-year study of learning community initiatives undertaken in various districts throughout the United States. Wood wrote chapters of the book and co-wrote others.

College of Health and Human Services

Alison Cuellar, Health Administration and Policy, has been invited to serve as the senior economist for health care on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors. Her primary role will be to advise the administration on the implementation of health care reform and related health policy issues.

Lisa Eckenwiler, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, gave three presentations: “Women On the Move: Migrant Women, Elder Care and Global Justice” at the Plenary Session of the International Network of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics conference in Singapore in June; “Care Worker Migration and Transnational Justice” at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto in April; and “Care Labor Migration and Feminist Conceptions of Global Justice” at the Workshop on Feminist Ethics and Global Justice, Canadian Philosophical Association in Montreal in May. In addition, she and her colleagues were funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research for the five-year project, “Source Country Perspectives on the Migration of Highly Trained Health Personnel: Causes, Consequences and Responses.”

Naomi Lynn Gerber, Global and Community Health, and her colleagues published an article titled “Pre-Operative Assessment Enables Early Diagnosis and Recovery of Shoulder Function in Patients with Breast Cancer” in the journal Breast Cancer Treatment and Research. In addition, Gerber and Ali Weinstein, Global and Community Health, edited a single-topic issue of the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which focused on fatigue.

Randall Keyser, Global and Community Health, wrote “Peripheral Fatigue: High-Energy Phosphates and Hydrogen Ions,” which was published in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, Keyser and colleagues wrote an article titled “Exercise Capacity and Idebenone Therapy in Children with Friedrich Ataxia,” which was published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Ann Maradiegue, School of Nursing, was named a member of the 2010 National Graduate Committee Advisory Board for Genetic Competencies in Advanced Nursing Education, as well as a member of the Consultation Directory, National Human Genome Institute: Genetic/Genomics Education Resources 2010. In addition, she was funded by Sigma Theta Tau to be the primary investigator for a study on nurse-practitioner-student use of family history in primary care practice. She also gave presentations with her colleagues: “Family History: Updates Workshop/Podium Presentation for Primary Care” at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners meeting in Phoenix in June; and “Depression in Central American Mothers” at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners meeting in Reston, Va.

Mark Meiners, Health Administration and Policy, and the Team San Diego, the community care-coordinating project he led on behalf of Aging and Independence Services in San Diego County, were awarded the Innovation Award for Health Aging from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging at its annual meeting in St. Louis in July.

Susan Palsbo, Global and Community Health, and her colleague wrote “The Business Case for Adult Disability Care Coordination,” which was published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in February.

Martin Perlin, Health Administration and Policy, was recognized by the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) with the 2010 Habit of Excellence Award for being a key member of the university Quality Enhancement Plan task force and for playing a major role in designing and implementing a curriculum-mapping process and program-evaluation procedures for the successful accreditation of the graduate program in Health Systems Management, Executive Management. CHHS also presented him with the 2010 Master Teacher of the Year Award for sustained, outstanding performance and contributions to the instructional mission of the college through excellence in classroom teaching, curriculum development, preparation of instructional materials, new techniques and modes of instruction and student advisement and direction.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jo-Marie Burt, Public and International Affairs, was awarded the Alberto Flores Galindo Visiting Professorship in the Department of Social Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru during the first semester of 2010. She taught a course on human rights and transitional justice in comparative perspective and conducted research on criminal prosecutions of perpetrators of grave violations of human rights during Peru’s internal armed conflict (1980–2000). This research was supported by a $90,000 grant from the Open Society Institute. As part of that project, Burt organized observation missions to Peru, published articles, gave numerous public presentations and organized conferences and public events on the trials process. Burt also received an “Other Knowledges” award from the Latin American Studies Association for 2009–10 to develop a database of human rights trials in Peru. Her article, “Guilty as Charged: The Trial of Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori for Grave Violations of Human Rights,”was published in the November 2009 issue of the International Journal of Transitional Justice.

Stephen Farnsworth, Communication, wrote a chapter titled “Misdirected Economic News and U.S. Public Opinion Regarding Financial Sector Reform” in the book “The Trust Meltdown: The Financial Industry Needs a Fundamental Restart.”

Stephen Mastrofski, Criminology, Law and Society, was elected a fellow of the American Society of Criminology, one of the most important awards for criminological science. A maximum of four fellows are elected each year. This recognition is given for contributions to the discipline.

Raja Parasuraman, Psychology, received the inaugural Raymond S. Nickerson Award for Best Paper in the 2009 issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. He also received an increment of $506,699 from the National Institutes of Health for his project, “Apolipoprotein E, Attention and Alzheimer’s Disease.” The total funding received to date on this grant is $2,076,616.

Zachary Schrag, History and Art History, was awarded the Journal of Policy History’s 2010 Ellis Hawley Prize in June for his article, “How Talking Became Human Subjects Research: The Federal Regulation of the Social Sciences, 1965–1991.”

Andrew Wingfield, New Century College, received the Washington Writers’ Publishing House fiction prize for 2010 for his short story collection “Right of Way” to be published in October.

Steve Zaccaro, Psychology, was elected a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Terry Myers Zawacki, English, was a featured speaker at the 2010 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference held at the University of Texas at Austin in May. She gave a speech titled “Researching the Local/Writing the International: Developing Culturally Inclusive WAC Programs and Practices.”

College of Science

Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Geography and Geoinformation Science, and her colleague were awarded the Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research by the Association of American Geographers’ Geomorphology Specialty Group. They received the award in April for their 2009 article, “Arising from the Wetlands: Mechanisms and Chronology of Landscape Aggradation in the Northern Coastal Plain of Belize,” which was published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Emil Thomas Chuck, Health Professions Advisor and Biology, was a panelist in May for a two-hour webinar, “Medical School Insider.” In June, he was a panelist for a one-hour webinar, “Mentoring Early-Career Scientists.” In addition, Chuck gave three poster presentations and one talk at the June meeting of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.

Nicole Darnall, Environmental Science and Policy, and her colleagues wrote articles titled “Sponsorship Matters: Assessing Business Participation in Government- and Industry-Sponsored Voluntary Environmental Programs” in the Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory and “Averting Environmental Justice Claims? The Role of Environmental Management Systems” in Public Administration Review. In addition, Darnall and doctoral student Haiying Lin wrote “Strategic Alliances for Environmental Protection,” which was included in the book “Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration: A Multistakeholder Perspective.” Also, Darnall and Robert Jonas, Environmental Science and Policy, taught an executive-education course to government officials on topics related to environmental science, policy and management in Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam.

Harold Geller, Physics and Astronomy, shared four Telly Awards (three Silver and one Bronze) for his work with Astrocast.TV. Telly Awards honor the best local, regional and cable-television commercials and programs; video and film productions; and work created for the web.

Monique van Hoek, Molecular and Microbiology and National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, and her colleagues published a paper titled “Azithromycin Effectiveness Against Intracellular Infections of Francisella” in the April 23 issue of BMC Microbiology.

Abul Hussam, Chemistry and Biochemistry, was a featured speaker at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Washington District naturalization ceremony in Fairfax, Va., on May 14. Hussam was a 2008 USCIS Outstanding American by Choice award recipient.

Yasmin Said, Computational and Data Sciences, co-chaired the 41st Symposium on the Interface: Computing Science and Statistics held in Seattle in June. At the conference, Said also led sessions titled “21th Century Applications of Agent-Based Models” and “Computational Epidemiology Applications to Public Health.”

Padhu Seshaiyer, Mathematical Sciences, was chosen to participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s Nifty Fifty program. Seshaiyer and other experts and scientists from around the world will go into local schools to help ignite a passion for science and engineering in middle and high school students. The festival takes place Oct. 10–24.

Edward Wegman, Statistics, and Computational and Data Sciences, co-chaired the 41st Symposium on the Interface: Computing Science and Statistics held in Seattle in June. Wegman also conducted a short course at the conference titled “Statistical Natural Languages and Text Mining,” as well as a session on “Extraction of Endogenous Metadata for Text and Image Databases.”

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Mark Bergman, Music, had his composition “Winter Solstice” performed on June 24 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by the Virginia Virtuosi.

Mark Camphouse, Music, served as guest conductor with the Washington Symphonic Brass in a performance of American music at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in conjunction with the Norman Rockwell exhibit from the collections of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. In addition, Camphouse was awarded the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence for his ongoing work as coordinator of the National Band Association’s Young Composer Mentor Project.

Philippe Chao, Music, toured with the group Musica Aperta to San Francisco, Miami, Boston and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Under the sponsorship of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, the group presented a program combining musical, poetic and theatrical elements based on the 15th century story of St. John of the Cross titled “Mystics.” Chao also performed with the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyo.

Christopher d’Amboise, Dance, was a judge at the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss., in June.

Kevin Dunayer, Theater, was the sound designer for three Shakespeare plays at the 2010 Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Dennis Edelbrock, Music, toured with the Army Brass Quintet throughout the Midwest and Puerto Rico and performed in a live telecast on Russian State TV in collaboration with the Russian National Orchestra, as well as at the Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories. In addition, Edelbrock retired from the U.S. Army Band in a ceremony on June 24 in which he was given the Legion of Merit, the nation’s highest peace-time award, and a letter of congratulations from President Barack Obama.

Ken Elston, Theater, wrote a script titled “Civil War Stories in Word and Music” for a performance of the Gray Ghost Theater Company and singers for the Manassas Chorale on July 17. Elston is artistic director of the show’s production company, Footsteps In Time.

Edgar Endress, Art, curated exhibits in Washington, D.C, this summer: “About Change,” which focuses on emerging artists from Latin America and the Caribbean and “Art and Technology.” He also curated the 10th Puebla’s State exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Puebla, Mexico.

Stan Engebretson, Music, led a group of 30 singers to Iceland in June for a combined concert with the Schola Cantorum in Reykjavik. Members of the National Philharmonic and Mason’s School of Music took part in a combined-choirs concert of Barber, Bernstein, traditional American repertoire and other Icelandic composers. In addition, Engebretson spent a week lecturing for the Smithsonian Institution at the Spoleto USA Festival in Charleston, S.C. This was the 11th year that Engebretson has lectured for this arts festival, which features music, dance, theater, art and opera. He also led a summer choral festival in July at Montgomery College, which was cosponsored by the National Philharmonic. More than 150 singers participated in the festival.

Helen Frederick, Art, worked with the nonprofit Breakthrough Art Organization to curate the exhibition “BREAKTHROUGH! 20 Years After German Unification, Critical Perspectives of Berlin Artists” at the Aspen Institute in Colorado after its opening in Nashville, Tenn., in the spring. The exhibition and public programs will arrive in Washington, D.C., in September and travel to San Antonio and Chicago.

David Gaines, Theater, performed a one-man show titled “Seven Samurai” at fringe festivals across Canada this summer.

Edward Gero, Theater, starred as Donny in the play “American Buffalo” at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., this summer.

Kathryn Hearden, Music, was featured on April 25 with VERGE Ensemble of the Contemporary Music Forum in the world premiere of “Either…Or,” for soprano and solo percussion at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In late May, Hearden also completed the recording of the piece, which will be featured on a two-disc set.

Kelly Ker-Hackleman, Music, was elected in June to the Board of Trustees of the McLean Orchestra. She was also named chair of the Artistic Advisory Committee, which is responsible for designing musical programs for the orchestra. In addition to her duties with the board, Ker-Hackleman offers a multimedia presentation before each concert in a series titled “Classical Insights with Kelly.”

Anthony Maiello, Music, conducted professional band recordings for Warner Bros. Publications and Alfred Publications that will be distributed internationally this summer.

Linda Apple Monson and Judith Lapple, Music, traveled to China in July as part of Mason’s China 1+2+1 initiative. While in China, Monson and Lapple presented piano and flute master classes at Nanjing Normal University. In addition, they presented a concert of repertoire for flutes and piano as well as solo piano works from 20th century composers.

William Reeder, dean, traveled to Shanghai, China, where he led seminars and gave workshops related to arts management.

Renee Sandell, Art, initiated, planned and directed the National Art Education Association SummerVision DC 2010 conference titled “The Museum Experience: Exploring Form+Theme+Context (FTC)” held July 6–9. Twenty-five educators participated in the four-day development event, which took place in seven art museums. Sandell also gave a lecture titled “Using Form+Theme+Context to Decode America’s Art and Museums” at the National Gallery of Art’s 2010 Teacher Institute on “Crosscurrents in American Art” on July 13 and 27. Her presentation focused on Charles Willson Peale’s double portrait of Benjamin and Eleanor Ridgely Laming, as well as the National Gallery of Art as a work of art.

Larry Snitzler and Rick Whitehead, Music, who make up the musical group The Eclectic Guitars, gave a performance at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in July that included Latin American, classical and American jazz music.

Ted Thayer, Music, performed and taught at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp near Littleton, N.H., for three weeks this summer. He also performed in the U.S. Army Alumni Band concert at Washington-Lee high school in Arlington, Va.


Kathryn Hearden, Music, sang as a guest artist, and Patricia Parker, Music, played the piano while Karen Reedy, Adriane Fang and Constance DiNapoli, Dance, danced in a piece titled “Enter” for Karen Reedy Dance at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery in Alexandria, Va., on May 13.

Jennifer Suh, College of Education and Human Development, and Padhu Seshaiyer, Mathematical Sciences, College of Science, were awarded a 2010 Programs That Work award by the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition for their program “IMPACT: Improving Mathematical Practices Through Algebraic Connections and Technology.” The project was recognized for the significant work invested in its design and implementation and for its impact in several school districts in Northern Virginia and in the Hopewell, Petersburg and Norfolk, Va., school districts. An award ceremony was held at Virginia Commonwealth University on May 11.

Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Timothy Gulden, Computational Social Science, conducted a short course in June titled “Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation” at the 41st Symposium on the Interface: Computing Science and Statistics in Seattle.

Robinson Professors

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Affairs, gave lectures titled “Contemporary Islamic Movement in Nigeria” and “Islam in Africa” for the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. He also participated in a State Department forum, “Conflict Mitigation in Nigeria;” a roundtable at the Council of Foreign Relations titled “Election Prospects in Nigeria;” and a forum at the Council on Foreign Relations Forum titled “Nigeria: An Ambassador’s Update.”

School of Management

Jagadison Aier, Accounting, gave a presentation titled “Experience vs. Entrenchment: Understanding the Determinants and Effects of Outside Directors’ Tenure” at Oregon State University. In addition, Aier and his colleagues wrote an article, “On the Analysis of Firms’ Cash Flows,” which was published in Contemporary Accounting Research.

Jesse Bockstedt and Cheryl Druehl, Information Systems and Operations Management, gave a presentation titled “The Role of the Internet in Customized Products Supply Chains” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Diego. Bockstedt also published a presentation titled “Impact of Recommender Systems on Consumer Preferences: A Study of Anchoring Effects” in the proceedings from the Winter Conference on Business Intelligence.

Long Chen and Mikhail Pevzner, Accounting, gave a presentation in June titled “An Analysis of Auditor Responses to Potentially Misleading Disclosures by Managers: The Case of Pro Forma Earnings” at the 16th Annual International Symposium on Audit Research in Singapore.

Stephen Christophe, Finance, wrote the article titled “Informed Trading Before Analyst Downgrades: Evidence from Short Sellers,” which was published in the Journal of Financial Economics. He, Michael Ferri and Jim Hsieh, Finance, published an article titled “Informed Trading Before Analyst Downgrades: Evidence from Short Sellers” in the Journal of Financial Economics.

Catherine Cramton, Management, gave a presentation titled “A Cross-Site Thread: The Struggle to Resolve Cross-National Differences in Globally Distributed Teams” at the Academy of Management in Chicago. The paper was also published in the Academy of Management Best Paper proceedings. Cramton also gave a presentation titled “Using Personal Application Assignments for Student Evaluation” at the monthly pedagogical workshop at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Management and Marketing in Melbourne, Australia.

Matthew Cronin, Management, wrote “How Relational Processes Support Team Creativity,” which was published in Research on Managing Groups and Teams.

Edward Douthett and Ling Lei, Accounting, gave a presentation titled “Client Importance and Auditor Independence: A Partner-Level Analysis” at the 2010 International Symposium on Audit Research in Singapore; and one titled “Client Importance and Audit Partner Reporting Decisions” at the Auditing Section Midyear Conference of the American Accounting Association in San Diego.

Cheryl Druehl, Information Systems and Operations Management, gave a presentation titled “The Three C’s of Outsourcing Innovation: Cost, Capability and Control” and one titled “The COO’s Role in Financial Performance” at the POMS Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada. In addition, Druehl and her colleagues published an article titled “Managing Product Rollovers” in Decision Sciences in May. Druehl was also awarded the Summer Research Award from the Provost’s Office.

Amitava Dutta, Information Systems and Operations Management, gave a presentation titled “Do Wikipedia Pages Have Parents: An Article Level Inquiry into Wikipedia Inequalities” at the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems in Phoenix. The presentation was also published in the conference proceedings. Dutta also published a presentation titled “The Small Worlds of Wikipedia: Implications for Growth, Quality and Sustainability” in the proceedings from the Americas Conference on Information Systems. Dutta and Nirup Menon, Information Systems and Operations Management, gave a presentation titled “Informational Determinants of Customer Acquisition and eTailer Revenue” at the Americas Conference on Information Systems in Lima, Peru.

Jaideep Ghosh, Information Systems and Operations Management, was awarded the Best Paper Award for his paper titled “Organizational Knowledge Optimization and Distribution in an Offshore, Dispersed Collaborative Project” and the Best Track Chair Award for the track Decision Support and Knowledge Management in IT Outsourcing from the Global Information Technology Management Association. Ghosh also gave a presentation titled “Balanced Management, Distribution and Production of Knowledge in a Dispersed Collaborative Offshore Project: An Optimization Model with Simulations” at the Global Information Technology Management Association World Conference in Washington, D.C., in June. The presentation was printed in the conference proceedings.

Gerald Hanweck, Finance, gave presentations titled “Banks’ and Thrifts’ Exposure to Commercial Real Estate and the Weight of Distressed Assets: It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again” and “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” at the Distressed Assets and the Commercial Mortgage Crisis, a conference sponsored by NAIOP of Northern Virginia in Alexandria, Va. The presentations were published in the conference proceedings. Hanweck also gave a presentation titled “Effects of the Economic Stimulus Package on Loudoun County” at the Road to Recovery Forum in Loudoun County, Va., in May.

James Harvey, Kevin McCrohan, Marketing, and their colleagues published an article titled “Influence of Awareness and Training on Cyber Security” in the Journal of Internet Commerce. Harvey and McCrohan, along with Frank Philpot, Marketing, gave a presentation titled “Student Perceptions of Faculty Quality” at the Fourth International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education in Williamsburg, Va. The presentation was also published in the conference proceedings.

Syed Hasan, Accounting, was selected as Outstanding Faculty of the Year for Undergraduate Education by Beta Alpha Psi.

Jim Hsieh, Finance, gave a presentation titled “Shareholder Voting Rights and Mutual Fund Trading in Takeovers” at the Financial Management Association Annual Meetings in Reno, Nev.

Keith Jones, Accounting, was awarded the Best Research Paper Award from the Conference on Financial Reporting, Auditing and Governance at Lehigh University. In addition, Jones gave presentations titled “The Impact of Office-Level vs. Firm-Level Auditors’ Industry Expertise on Conservatism?'” at Michigan State University and “Using Nonfinancial Measures to Assess Fraud Risk” at the 2010 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Academic Conference in Washington, D.C.

Richard Klimoski, Management, gave a presentation titled “Writing, Publishing and Living Happily Ever After” at the Association for Psychological Science in Boston.

Ning Li, Marketing, received a Summer Research Award from Mason’s School of Management. Li also gave a presentation titled “Antecedents and Consequences of Sales Manager Effectiveness Perceived by Salespeople: Common and Culture-Specific Findings from a Study of Sales Forces in Six Countries” at the 2010 D.C. Marketing Colloquium in Fairfax, Va.

Yan Ling, Management, gave a presentation titled “Toward a Model of Issue Selling by Successor Generation in Family Firms” at the Family Enterprises Research Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Anne Magro, Accounting, gave a presentation titled “Evaluating the Strength of Tax Authorities: How Experience Affects the Assessment and Combination of Source and Relevance” at Virginia Tech University.

Kevin McCrohan, Marketing, gave a presentation titled “Risk Management and Information Sharing” at a conference hosted by Mason’s Center for Infrastructure Protection and the Security Analysis and Risk Management Association in Arlington, Va. McCrohan also published a presentation titled “Student Perceptions of Faculty Quality” in the proceedings from the 2010 American Institute of Higher Education.

Nacef Mouri, Marketing, and colleagues published an article titled “A Comparative Study of the Use of Iconic vs. Generic Advertising Images for Destination Marketing” in the Journal of Travel Research.

Michael Naor, Information Systems and Operations Management, gave a presentation titled “Rigorously Assessing and Framing the Theory of Constraints Foundations” at the Decision Science Institute National Meeting in New Orleans.

Cindy Parker, Management, was awarded the George Mason University School of Management Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Award for the Class of 2010.

Mikhail Pevzner and Partha Sengupta, Accounting, gave a presentation titled “Voluntary Disclosure and Audit Fees: A Case of Management Earnings Forecast” at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in New York. Pevzner also gave a presentation titled “Relevant but Undisclosed Information” at the Washington Area Accounting Conference in Washington, D.C.

Steven Pilloff, Finance, and his colleagues published articles titled “Acquisition Targets and Motives in the Banking Industry” in the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and “Market Structure after Horizontal Mergers: Evidence from the Banking Industry” in the Review of Industrial Organization.

Linda Samuels, Management, and her colleagues published an article titled “Legal Studies Scholarship: Setting the Standard for Excellence” in the Journal of Legal Studies Education.

Anthony Sanders, Finance, published the presentation titled “Securitization After the Fall” in the proceedings from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Symposium.

Christof Stahel, Finance, gave a presentation titled “Momentum in Corporate Bond Returns” at the HEC Montreal; at the European Financial Management Association annual meeting in Aarhus, Denmark; and at the Mason Finance Seminar in Fairfax, Va. He also presented “Foreclosure Contagion” at the FDIC Brownbag in Washington, D.C.

Fiona Sussan, Marketing, published a presentation titled “Paying More but Choosing Less: How Input Factors Drive Preference Reversals in Consumer Decisions” in the proceedings for the Association for Consumer Research Conference.

George Wang, Finance, gave presentations titled “Algorithmic Trading” and “An Evaluation of Market Quality of Exchanges” at the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre Distinguished Lecture Series (Trading and Dealing in Securities Markets) in Sydney, Australia.

Rick Warne, Accounting, and his colleagues published the article “I’m Sorry: Positive Results of Apologies for Fraud Examiners, Auditors” in Fraud Magazine this summer.

Suning Zhang, Accounting, gave a presentation titled “Venture Capitalists and the Demand for Assurance Services from Auditors on Initial Public Offerings” at the annual Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference in Fairfax, Va. Zhang was also awarded the Summer Research Award from Mason.

School of Public Policy

Zoltan Acs gave a keynote address titled “The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index” at the DRUID conference, Opening Up Innovation: Strategy, Organization and Technology, at the Imperial College at London Business School, in June. In addition, Acs gave a presentation titled “The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index” to the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam in June. Also, Acs and his doctoral student published an article titled “Innovation and Social Capital: A Cross-Country Investigation” in the Journal of Industry and Innovation. Acs was also appointed to serve as the chief economist for the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy.

Katrin Anacker gave presentations titled “Analyzing Determinants of Foreclosure in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area” at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies and the Geographical Institute at Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet in Heidelberg, Germany, via videoconference in July, and “Utilizing Geert Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Successfully in Germany” in City and Regional Planning at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University via videoconference in May.

David Armor received the School of Public Policy Lifetime Achievement Award at the school’s convocation. In addition, Armor and his doctoral student wrote an article titled “After Seattle: Social Science Research and Narrowly Tailored Desegregation Plans,” which appears in the June issue of Teachers College Record.

Philip Auerswald published an op-ed piece on June 8 titled “First Newspapers, Now Universities: It’s Transformation Time” in the column “Guest Insights,” which is part of the “On Leadership” section. He also published an article titled “Entry and Schumpeterian” in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Kenneth Button gave a presentation titled “Does Institutional Economics Add to Our Understanding of the Air Transport Industry?” at the 14th Annual Air Transport Research Society conference in Porto, Portugal, in July. Button also chaired the opening keynote session debate. In addition, Button delivered the keynote address titled “Sustainable Development and Sustainable Logistics: The Role of Institutions” at the 7th International Conference on Logistics and Sustainable Transport in Celje, Slovenia, in June. Button also published the book “Transport Economics” and published articles titled “Countervailing Power to Airport Monopolies” in Competition in European Airpost: The German Experience; “Economic Aspects of Regional Airport Development,” in Development of Regional Airports: Theoretical Analysis and Case Studies; and “Transportation and Health: The Good and The Bad” in World Medical and Health Policy.

Allison Frendak-Blume received the School of Public Policy Teaching Award.

David Hart gave a presentation titled “What Do Foreign-Born Founders Bring to Entrepreneurial Teams?” at the 2010 Industry Studies Conference in Chicago in May. In addition, Hart published articles titled “Governing the Global Knowledge Economy: Mind the Gap!” in the Global Studies Review and, with his doctoral student, published “International Cooperation to Manage High-Skill Migration: The Case of India-U.S. Relations” in the June 25 issue of Review of Policy Research.

Kingsley Haynes was named visiting professor in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing; visiting professor in the School of Geography at East China Normal University in Shanghai; and visiting professor in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. In addition, he has been selected as one of the international advisors for the review panel of the Netherlands Ministry of Education on the Review and Assessment of the Technology Universities of the Netherlands.

Christopher Hill and Brian Kahin published an article titled “United States: The Need for Continuity” in the spring 2010 issue of Science and Technology.

Jody Keenan was confirmed by the Department of Commerce as a member of the Virginia-Washington, D.C., District Export Council in June.

Susan McClure received the Dean’s Service Award.

Ramkishen Rajan was one of the organizers of the interdisciplinary workshop sponsored by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, University of South Australia, Cornell University and George Mason University in Singapore in May. The workshop focused on selected issues on finance and development in Asia. At the workshop, Rajan gave a presentation titled “Financial Integration and Capital Flows in Asia.” He also published an op-ed titled “Don’t Fear Floating” in Financial Express on May 15.

Mark Rozell and his colleague published “Executive Privilege and the Unitary Executive Theory in the Bush Administration: The Cheney Energy Task Force Controversy” in the Unitary Executive and American Politics. Rozell and his colleague also published op-eds titled “Senate Needs Full Access to Kagan Files” in Roll Call on June 21 and “Administration Jeopardizes Open Government” in Roll Call on May 3. They also wrote “Jerry Falwell (1903–2007)” in the Encyclopedia Virginia. Rozell also published the Issue Brief No. 36 titled “Religious Tolerance and Islam: A Comparative Analysis” in June by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

Keith Segerson was one of five delegates who represented Virginia on a trade mission to Beijing in June. The Southern Governors’ Association organized the mission, which consisted of 39 representatives from nine states and territories representing the American South.

Bonnie Stabile published an article titled “Stem Cells, Cloning and Political Liberalism” in World Medical and Health Policy.

Janine Wedel discussed her book “Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government and the Free Market” at the Department of Geography and Sociology, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, in May. She also gave a presentation titled “Future of Sociology and Anthropology of Law” at the 25th Anniversary of the Chair in Sociology and Anthropology of Custom and Law at the Warsaw University in Poland in May.

The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

Bijan Jabbari, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $250,000 from the Office of Naval Research for the project, “Secure Protocols and Services for Resilient Internetworking.” The period of performance is April 28, 2010, through April 27, 2011.

Sushil Jajodia, Applied Information Technology, and director of the Center for Secure Information Systems, received $200,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project titled “NSF/ EAGER: Architectural Support for Improving Cloud Computer Security.” The period of performance is June 1, 2010, through May 31, 2012.

William Rosenberger, Guoqing Diao and Larry Tang, Statistics, received $404,151 from the National Institutes of Health for the project “ARRA: Statistical Methods in Cancer Research.” The period of performance is May 20, 2010, through April 30, 2013.

Andrew Sage, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer award from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. This award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exemplary work, accomplishments, leadership and service to the community. Only 181 out of 20,000 alumni have received this award.

Lance Sherry, Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR), and director of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research, received $365,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration for the project, “DOT/FAA/ Human-Automation Interaction Methods for Evaluation of New Technology.” The period of performance is April 14, 2010, through June 30, 2011. Sherry, George Donohue and Karla Hoffman, SEOR, received $427,411 from NASA for the project “NASA/ARRA/Metroplex Optimization Model Expansion and Analysis.” The period of performance is June 10, 2010, through June 09, 2011.

Arun Sood, Computer Science, and co-director of the International Cyber Center, was selected as the overall winner of the competition run jointly by Global Security Challenge (GSC) and CNi Expo with his entry, Self Cleansing Intrusion Tolerance. The competition, called Security Technologies of Tomorrow Challenge, was open only to finalists from previous GSC competitions who compete to have their work named the Best Security Technology of Tomorrow. The award was presented on June 2 at the CNi Expo in London.

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