August 2011 Accolades
Posted: August 15, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: August 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm
Accolades is a monthly column that recognizes the latest achievements of Mason faculty and staff members.
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Anne Driscoll, University Libraries, was appointed to the American Library Association American Association of School Librarians Intellectual Freedom Award Committee; and the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section Education Committee.
Cherie Galantis, Division of Instructional Technology, Information Technology Unit (ITU), was named the June 2011 ITU Employee of the Month.
Rick Holt and Lori Ann Roth, Learning and Professional Development, Human Resources and Payroll, presented “Customer Service: Creating a Series of Competency-Based Workshops” on May 22 at the American Society for Training and Development International Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla.
Yu Kuo, Technology Systems Division, ITU, was named the August 2011 ITU Employee of the Month.
John Prette, ITU Security and Project Management Office, ITU, was named the July 2011 ITU Employee of the Month.
Colleen Kearney Rich, University Relations, was selected to attend the 2011 Sewanee Writers Conference at the University of the South, where she had the opportunity to work with writers Jill McCorkle and Steve Yarbrough.
Dennis Royal Jr., Technology Systems Division, ITU, was named the May 2011 ITU Employee of the Month.
Ron Secrest, Technology Systems Division, ITU, wrote an article, “Better Safe Than Sorry,” which was published in the June/July 2011 edition of EdTech magazine. His article describes five best practices related to disaster recovery and disaster recovery planning.
College of Education and Human Development
Supriya Baily had an article, “Speaking Up: Contextualizing Women’s Voices and Gatekeepers’ Reactions in Promoting Women’s Empowerment in Rural India,” published in Research in Comparative and International Education. Baily also presented “Understanding Teacher Education Through the Lens of Social Justice and Reflective Practice” to Open World Russia Delegates on April 7 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Robert Baker was elected president-elect of the North American Society for Sport Management. He also received the Sport Management Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education at the group’s Hall of Fame Banquet on April 1 in San Diego. The award is given to a professional who has made outstanding contributions and provided leadership in the field of sport management.
Scott Bauer and David Brazer recently wrote the book “Using Research to Lead School Improvement: Turning Evidence into Action,” which was published by Sage Publications Inc.
Fred Bemak received the Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person from the American Counseling Association. Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung were two of five people featured in the American Counseling Association National Convention introductory film titled “Giving Back to the Community.”
Bill Brozo wrote “RTI and the Adolescent Reader: Responsive Literacy Instruction in Secondary Schools,” which was published by Teachers College Press and co-published by the International Reading Association (IRA). The volume won an IRA book club award.
Rita Chi-Ying Chung received the Kitty Cole Social Justice Award from the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.
Penelope Earley edited, with Nicholas Michelli and David Imig, “Teacher Education Policy in the United States: Issues and Tensions in an Era of Evolving Expectations,” which was released by Routledge in May.
Craig Esherick was a panelist at the Georgetown University Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium on March 25. The topic of the panel discussion was “The Future of the NCAA: Current Legal Issues and What Is Ahead.”
Rebecca Fox and Wendy Frazier traveled from April 29 to May 16 to unserved urban and rural schools across the Primorye region of Russia along with five teachers from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., and R-S Middle School in Rutherfordton, N.C.. The trip was funded by the U.S. Department of State. The teachers were guests at government-run professional development program for teachers and were lead teachers at a bilingual mock G-8 Summit for selected student leaders from across Primorye to explore global environmental issues while advancing their English language development. In collaboration with Elena Novikova, Russian in-country partner and school director of Asia-Pacific School, Fox and Frazier hosted a Teachers-as-Researchers Conference in Vladivostok on May 14 as a culminating experience for Russian and U.S. teachers. This conference shared research studies with Primorye’s local teachers, school directors and government administrators focused on participants’ experiences and collaborative action research projects on aspects of teacher leadership, reflective practice, portfolio development and development of interculturality among teacher leaders.
Mark Ginsberg and Colleen Vesely wrote a monograph titled “Exploration of the Status of Services for Immigrant Families in Early Childhood Education Programs,” which was published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Ginsberg also worked on a training project held June 17–23 in Macedonia with teachers, school leaders and ministry of education officials. Titled “Professional Learning Communities: A Model and Strategy for Facilitating Continuous Improvement in Schools,” the training was part of a multiyear project, Primary Education Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is funded by USAID with the support of foundations from Macedonia.
Ted Hoch gave an invited address on April 10 titled “Educational Outcomes and Teacher Preparation in Applied Behavior Analysis” as part of the 2011 Workshop for Social Policy and Services for Persons with Autism: Towards the Aims of Normalization and Social Inclusion conference in Beijing. Hoch, Vicky Spencer and D. X. Zhang conducted an invited workshop on April 9 titled “Applied Behavior Analysis in Education” at the same conference.
Layne Kalbfleisch presented four talks on April 28 and 29 at the 2011 Brain Learning and Applications European Spring Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Layne’s talks were titled “The Relationship Between Thinking and Reasoning: Influences and Paradox From the Environment,” “The Neurobiology of Constructivism: The Role of Story and the Science of Imagination,” “High-Ability Children With Learning and Psychiatric Disabilities: The Paradox of Twice Exceptional Learners” and “Autism Spectrum Disorder: New Understanding From Neuroscience.” Kalbfleisch and former special education master’s student Ashlee Spicer Loughan have an article titled “Impact of IQ Discrepancy on Executive Function in High-Functioning Autism: Insight into Twice Exceptionality” on the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders website.
Julie Kidd was selected as the recipient of the 2011 College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Scholarly Achievement Award, based on her outstanding research record over the past three years. Kidd will receive a cash prize of $500 and an award plaque at the CEHD Opening Session on Aug. 24 and will also be the keynote speaker at the annual CEHD Research Symposium in February 2012.
Anastasia Kitsantas and H. Ware published “Predicting Teacher Commitment Using Principal and Teacher Efficacy Variables: An HLM Approach” in the Journal of Educational Research. Kitsantas, J. Cheema and H. Ware published “The Role of Homework Support Resources, Time Spent on Homework, and Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Mathematics Achievement” in the Journal of Advanced Academics.
Earle Reybold participated in Capitol Hill Day, a faculty advocacy event sponsored annually by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The June 9 event included visits to the offices of U.S. senators and representatives to discuss AAUP policy papers. Reybold was an elected delegate to the Assembly of State Conferences (ASC) Annual Meeting held on June 10. The ASC is the umbrella organization for chapters of AAUP. Reybold presented a seminar on June 11 to AAUP titled “The Integrity Question: Claiming Responsibility for Ethics in Higher Education,” which explored critical and transformative aspects of faculty ethicality. Reybold and Kirsten Corda, a doctoral student at Rutgers University, published a study, “Faculty Identity and the ‘Lesser’ Role: Service to the Academy,” in the Journal of the Professoriate.
Linda Rikard is the 2011 recipient of the SOS Outreach Community Leader Award in recognition of commitment to social justice and leadership efforts to improve the lives of youth. The award was presented on March 15 in Vail, Colo.
Beverly Shaklee presented “Education in the United States” to Open World Russia Delegates on April 7 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. “Promoting Peace Through International Education,”an article written by Shaklee and Supriya Baily, was recently published in the 30th anniversary edition of the International Schools Journal.
Vicky Spencer was the invited keynote speaker at the Social Policy and Services for Persons with Autism: Toward the Aim of Normalization and Social Inclusion conference held in Beijing on April 10. Her presentation was titled “Policy Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis and Education.”
David Wiggins and Brenda Wiggins published the article “Striving to Be in the Profession and of It: The African American Experience in Physical Education and Kinesiology” in the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Nelson Cortes and colleagues published “Long-Term Neuromuscular Changes Following an Injury Prevention Program for ACL Injuries” in the International Journal of Athletic Therapy Today. Cortes and colleagues published “Soccer-Specific Video Simulation for Improving Movement Assessment” in Sports Biomechanics.
Kristien Zenkov was selected to the team of editors for School-University Partnerships, to begin in 2012. The publication is the flagship journal of the National Association for Professional Development Schools.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
John Foster, English, was a guest of Kanegawa University in Yokohama, Japan, on June 11, where he spoke on “Questions of Philosophy in Tolstoy: The Example of Anna Karenina.” On July 1, at the inaugural meeting of the World Literature Association in Beijing, he spoke on “Looking Ahead to World Literature: Tolstoy’s ‘What Is Art?’” and “Hadji Murad.” His article “Doubting the West: Negotiations with Eurocentrism in Dostoevsky’s ‘The Gambler’ and Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’” appeared in July in the collection “Old Margins and New Centers: The European Literary Heritage in an Age of Globalization.”
Debra Lattanzi Shutika, English, published a book, “Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico” (University of California Press, 2011).
Paul Smith, Cultural Studies, edited a new book titled “The Renewal of Cultural Studies” (Temple University Press, 2011). Contributors include Denise Albanese, English, Lisa Breglia, Global Affairs, and John Woolsey and Sara Regina Mitcho, Cultural Studies doctoral candidates.
David Weisburd, Criminology, Law and Society, won the Klachky Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science. This is an annual prize given to one Hebrew University faculty member for their achievements in the advancement of science and research.
College of Science
Thomas Lovejoy, Environmental Science and Policy, was a member of the opening panel for the 2011 Aspen Environment Institute held in Aspen May 30-June 2. The institute was sponsored by the Aspen Institute and National Geographic.
Jane M. Flinn, Psychology, Nathalia Peixoto, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Daniel N. Cox, molecular neuroscience, won a $40,000 Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award from the Commonwealth of Virginia for “Behavioral and Inflammatory Changes in a Mouse Model of Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease.”
Charles Twardy, C4I Center, and Kathryn Laskey, System Engineering and Operations Research and C4I Center, received $2,199,964 from the Department of the Interior/Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity for the first year of their four-year project, “ACE-Decomposition Based Information Elicitation and Aggregation.” Other participants include Donald Gantz, Applied Information Technology; Robin Hanson, Economics; Andrew Loerch, SEOR; Wei Sun, SEOR; and Maksim Tsvetovat, Computational Social Science. An additional $6 million is anticipated for years two to four based on availability of funding. This contract comes through the C4I Center.
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
Robert H. Lipsky, Molecular Neuroscience, won a $40,000 Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award from the Commonwealth of Virginia for “Functional Characterization of Promoter Polymorphisms of the Human GRIN2B Glutamate Receptor Gene Associated with Altered Memory Functioning in Older Adults.”
Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American and Public History, was a featured expert on the broadcast of PBS’s “History Detectives,” regarding the use of John Brown’s pike during the raid on Harper’s Ferry.
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented the following lectures: “The Co-evolution of the Geo- and Biosphere” at the U.S. Geological Survey Western Region Colloquium; “Deep Microbial Life” at the University of Bremen; “The Carbon Cycle” at the Institute de Physique du Globe in Paris, France; “Mineral Surfaces” at the University of Liverpool, England; and “The Origins of Life” at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, coached high school students from the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School representing Virginia in the “We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution” competition held annually in Washington, D.C. They won the gold medal.
Carma Hinton, Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies, served on the jury at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, judging eight documentaries from around the world competing for Best Documentary and Outstanding Documentary Awards.
John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies, presented a paper on “Post-Election Conflict Management in Nigeria: The Challenge of National Unity” at a conference on West Africa in St. Louis. He also participated in a forum on Nigeria sponsored by the Open Society Foundation.
School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Andrea Bartoli spoke at the United Nations General Assembly about the interactive dialogue among the Great Lakes Regional countries. The successful dialogues focused upon the responsibility to protect and discussed creating sustainable and institutional mechanisms for the prevention of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Sara Cobb is the director of a new Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR).
Susan F. Hirsch was appointed to a two-year term on the editorial board of the American Ethnologist, a journal of the American Anthropological Association.
Karina Korostelina is the director of a new Program on History, Memory and Conflict. She has been conducting 58 interviews with representatives of the political and intellectual elite of Ukraine and foreign experts in Kiev and Crimea as part of research supported by the Ebert Foundation and the Office for Ukraine and Belorussia. She also published an article titled “Orange Revolution in Ukraine: Inspiration of Disillusionment?” in the summer issue of the Global Studies Review. She served as a reviewer for the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, assessing proposals of scholars from Caucasus who would travel to the U.S. for short-term, nondegree research at American universities and research institutions.
Susan Allen Nan and SaferWorld, an NGO, hosted and facilitated a continuation of the civil dialogues series for mutual understanding and trust between Georgians and Ossetians. As part of S-CAR’s South Causaus Project, 26 international participants worked through the three-day session to create localized solutions to the conflict in the region.
Richard Rubenstein spoke on his book, “Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War,” at the George C. Marshall Center in Leesburg, Va., in June. He also presented a paper on “The Ethics of Development: Equity, Equality, and Human Needs” at the UNESCO Conference on “Rethinking Development” in Mexico City.
School of Management
Jesse Bockstedt, Information Systems and Operations Management, received the School of Management (SOM) Summer Research Award. Bockstedt was also nominated for SOM’s Outstanding Contributions to Teaching Award.
Long Chen, Accounting, presented the paper “Did audit fee cuts in 2009 impair earnings quality?” at the 2011 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Denvor, Colo., in August.
Kevin Correll, Marketing, was awarded the Sports Industry Network Conference Presenter from Event Marketing Strategies in 2010.
Catherine Cramton, Management, was awarded the Outstanding Contributions to Teaching Award for the Class of 2011 from SOM. Cramton also presented the paper titled “The Dialectical Struggle to Resolve Cross National Differences in Distributed Teams” at the American Psychological Association Convention in San Diego, Calif.
Matthew Cronin and Richard Klimoski, Management, published an article titled “Broadening the View of What Constitutes ‘Evidence’” in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in March 2011.
Sidhartha Das, Information Systems and Operations Management, received SOM’s Excellence in Service Award.
Edward Douthett, Accounting, received SOM’s Faculty Service Award in Accounting.
Cheryl Druehl, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper “Formation of a New Venture in the Automotive Industry” at the Production and Operations Management Annual Conference in Reno, Nev.
Amitava Dutta, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper “Drivers of Knowledge Creation in Open Fora: Findings From Wikipedeans” at the Americas Conference on Information Systems in Lima, Peru. The presentation was published in the conference proceedings.
Yuan Gao, Finance, presented the paper “Small Investors, Financial Analysts, and IPO Lockup Expirations” at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo.
James Harvey, Marketing, presented the paper “Security in Internet Commerce: Emerging Threats to Customer Trust” at the 2011 American Institute of Higher Education: 6th International Conference in Charleston, S.C. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.
Jessica Hoppner, Marketing, presented the paper “Understanding the Complexity of Reciprocity: Social and Economic Consequences of Differing Reciprocity Forms in U.S. and Japanese Channel Relationships” at the Academy of International Business Conference in Nagoya, Japan. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.
Jim Hsieh, Finance, presented the paper “A Theory of Merger-Driven IPOs” at the American Finance Association in Denver, Colo.
Robert Johnston, Finance, was named MBA Professor of the Year from SOM in 2011.
Christopher Joiner, Marketing, was awarded SOM’s Service Award.
Keith Jones, Accounting, presented the paper “Nonfinancial Measures and Fraud Detection” at the Office of Chief Accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission Conference on Fraud and the Financial Crisis and at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Training in Washington, D.C. Jones also presented the paper at the Institute for Fraud Prevention in New York, NY and at the Grant Thornton Training in Alexandria, Va.
Maheshkumar Joshi, Management, was awarded SOM’s Excellence in Service Award for the academic year 2010-2011. Joshi also presented the paper “Examining Strategic Fit in Public Sector Organizations: A Case Study Approach” at the Academy of Management Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada. The paper was published in the conference proceedings.
Richard Klimoski, Management, published the chapter “Team Performance Assessment” in the “Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations in 2010” by the publisher Sage.
David Kravitz, Management, published an article “Bridging the Research-Practice Gap” (with Renee Yuengling) in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in June 2011.
Chi-Hyon Lee, Management, presented the paper “Compete or Forbear? The Effects of Competitive Advantage, Complementarities and Multimarket Contact” at the Mid-Atlantic Strategy Conference in College Park, Md.
Hun Lee, Management, presented the paper “Asymmetry in Competitive Tension, Strategic Groups and Firm Performance” at the Academy of Management BPS Division in Montreal, Canada.
Ning Li, Marketing, received SOM’s Summer Research Award in 2011.
Yan Ling, Management, was named finalist for the 2010 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award from Mason. Ling also presented the paper “CEOs in Value Creation: Current Research and Future Direction” at Nankai University in Tianjin, China.
Ling Lisic, Accounting, was awarded SOM’s Summer Research Award. Lisic also presented the paper “Audit Committee Financial Expertise and Restatements: The Moderating Effect of CEO Power” at the 2011 International Symposium on Audit Research in Québec City, Canada, and at the George Mason University and George Washington University Joint Accounting Workshop in Fairfax, Va.
Anne Magro, Accounting, presented the paper “The Effect of Accounting Regime on Investors’ Propensity to Litigate” at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, and at the Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium in Provo, Utah.
Kevin McCrohan, Marketing, presented the papers “Curriculum and Resources for Cyber Security” and “Customer Satisfaction in E-Commerce: Issues and Solutions” at the South Asian Institute of Management in Kathmandu, Nepal. James Harvey, Marketing, was the coauthor on the papers.
Martha Martin, admissions consultant, had a story, “The Danger of Paved Roads,” published in “Gather the Fruit One by One, 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories, Volume Two: The Americas,” edited by Pat and Bernie Alter, Travelers’ Tales, Solas House Inc. 2011. Martin served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica.
Laurie Meamber, Marketing, was awarded SOM’s Faculty Service Award in the Area of Marketing for the Academic Year 2010-2011. Meamber also published the article “Disney and the Presentation of Colonial America” in Consumption, Markets & Culture in June 2011.
Kumar Mehta, Information Systems and Operations Management, was awarded SOM’s Service Award.
Nirup Menon, Information Systems and Operations Management, published an article “Cyber Security Risk Management: Public Policy Implications of Correlated Risk, Imperfect Ability to Prove Loss, and Observability of Self-protection” (with coauthors) in Risk Analysis.
Anant Mishra, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper “Managing Client-Vendor Conflict in Distributed Project Organizations” at the POMS Annual Conference in Reno, Nev., and at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
Nacef Mouri, Marketing, had the presentation “Exploring the Technology Orientation Construct in the Innovativeness Literature” published in the proceedings from the Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
Michael Naor, Information Systems and Operations Management, received the Student Organization Advisor of the Year 2010-11 Award at the annual University Life Quill awards ceremony for his work with the Israel Club at Mason during the last five years. Naor also presented the paper “Formation of a New Venture in the Automotive Industry” at the POMS Annual Conference in Reno, Nev.
Sarah Nutter, Accounting, was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award from SOM’s Executive MBA Program in 2011.
Cindy Parker, Management, was awarded SOM’s Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Award for the Class of 2011.
Richard Peet, Management, published the article “Biotech Patent Infringement in Europe: The Functionality Gatekeeper” (with coauthors) in the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law in 2011.
Mikhail Pevzner, Accounting, presented the paper “Relevant but Delayed Information in Negotiated Audit Fees” at the 2011 International Symposium on Auditing Research in Quebec, Canada, and at the Virginia Accounting Research Conference in Charlottesville, Va.
Alexander Philipov, Finance, presented the paper “Anomalies and Financial Distress” at the Financial Management Association Annual Meetings in New York, N.Y., at the Adam Smith Asset Pricing Conference at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, at the Jackson Hole Finance Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and at the State Street Global Advisors in Boston, Mass.
Timothy Porter, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper “Impact of Culture on Multinational Projects” at the Project Management Institute Lunch Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Sia Robinson, Marketing, was awarded the SEGUE Grant in 2011.
Linda Samuels, Management, published the article “The Impact of Dickinson v. Zurko on Federal Circuit Review of PTO Board Decisions: An Analytic and Empirical Analysis” (with coauthors) in the Federal Circuit Bar Journal in June 2011.
Anthony Sanders, Finance, presented the paper “Default of Commercial Mortgage Loans during the Financial Crisis” at the American Real Estate Urban Economic Association Meeting in Denver, Colo.
Pallab Sanyal, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented the paper “Future of Health Insurance Procurement: Lessons from the Online HMO Auctions” at the Workshop on Health IT and Economics in Washington, D.C., in September.
Partha Sengupta, Accounting, published an article “Pricing of Off-Balance Sheet Debt: How Do Bond Market Participants Use the Footnote Disclosures on Operating Leases and Postretirement Benefit Plans?” (with coauthors) in Accounting and Finance in September 2010.
Bernard Sharfman, Management, published an article “Using the Law to Reduce Systemic Risk” in Journal of Corporation Law in 2011.
Christof Stahel, Finance, presented the paper “Are Foreclosures Contagious?” at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.
Fiona Sussan, Marketing, presented the paper “Integrating Macromarketing Content in an Undergraduate Consumer Behavior Course Using Feature Films” at the Macromarketing Conference in Laramie, Wyo. The presentation was also published in the conference proceedings. Laurie Meamber, Marketing, was the coauthor on the papers.
Rick Warne, Accounting, presented the paper “A Model of Investor Propensity to Litigate under Precise and Imprecise Accounting Standards” at the 2011 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo.
James Wolfe, Management, was awarded SOM’s Graduate Faculty Teaching Award for the Class of 2011.
Fei Xie, Finance, presented the paper “Managerial Ownership of Debt and Accounting Conservatism” at the Utah Winter Accounting Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Masoud Yasai, Management, published an article “Identifying and Analyzing Extremes: Illustrated by CEOs’ Pay and Performance” (with coauthors) in Organizational Research Methods.
Suning Zhang, Accounting, presented the paper “Fair Value Accounting and Bank Stability” at the 2010 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., in August.
School of Public Policy
Mark Addleson presented “Talk and Tools: The Terrible Twins of Knowledge Work and Knowledge Management. (How Do We Make Them Play Well Together)?” at Microsoft Corp.’s Washington, D.C., headquarters during a colloquium arranged by Portal Solutions on search capabilities for enterprises.
John McClain was appointed to the Arlington County (Va.) Economic Development Commission for a three-year term.
Mark Rozell presented “The Role of the Media in U.S. Politics” at the American Center and the Vietnamese Social Science Academy, both in Hanoi, Vietnam. He also presented “The Obama Presidency at Midterm” at Beijing Foreign Studies University, the Tsinghua School of Public Policy and Management, the China Foreign Affairs University, and Beijing Administrative College, all in Beijing.
Bill Schneider participated in a panel at the inaugural gathering of “The Society of Presidential Pollsters” at George Washington University.
Louise Shelley presented “Human Trafficking: The Business and Links with the Drug Trade” at the End Slavery Group in Washington, D.C. She also presented “Organized Crime, Terrorism and Non-State Actors” at the Workshop on Cooperation to Control Non-State Nuclear Proliferation: Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction and U N Resolutions 1540 and 1373 held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She presented “Unwanted Trade” at the Global Business Dialogue in Washington, D.C., and she attended the Global Risk forum at the New York World Economic Forum, representing the organized crime group that she co-chairs within the Global Agenda Council.
Volgenau School of Engineering
Tomasz Arciszewski, Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, gave a talk on “Evaluation of Engineering Programs” at the Annual Conference of Civil Engineering Deans in Kielce, Poland. He also gave a talk on “Creativity and the Future of Civil Engineering” at the Annual Conference of Civil Engineering Student Research Clubs. In Warsaw, Arciszewski participated in panel discussions on “Education” and “Innovation in Emerging Engineering Companies” at the 2nd National Congress on Innovative Economy. He also attended the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering in Miami, Fla. He served on the Review Board Workshop and organized a session on “ASCE Global Center in Computing,” which he chaired. During the session he made a presentation with I. Smith and R. Issa about the center. He also chaired a session on “Cutting-Edge Development” and presented a paper written with S. Koziolek on “Synectical Building of Representation Space: A Key to Computing Education.”
Paulo Costa, Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR) and the C4I Center, and Kathryn Laskey, SEOR and C4I Center, received $247,000 from the U.S. Army for the project “Mathematical Fundamentals of Probabilistic Semantics for Higher-Level Fusion.” The period of performance is May 3, 2011, through Sept. 2, 2013. This award comes through the C4I Center.
Mike Hieb, C4I Center, and Mark Pullen, C4I Center and Computer Science, received additional funding of $148,580 from Northrop Grumman for their project “Common Ground Joint Capability Technical Demonstration.” The current total funding since September 2009 is $1,550,340 and the anticipated additional funding is $451,599.
Alex Levis, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $620,076 from the Office of Naval Research for the project “Resilient Organizational Architectures for Command and Control.” The period of performance is June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2014.
Tod Levitt, C4I Center, and Syed Abbas Zaidi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $100,000 from the Office of Naval Research for the project “Operational Laws Sea and Rules of Engagement Analysis.” The period of performance is Jan. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2011.
Qiliang Li and Dimitrios Ioannou, Electrical and Computer Engineering, conducted a study at the National Institute of Standards and Technology aimed at optimizing nanowire-based charge-trapping memory devices, potentially illuminating the path to creating portable computers and cell phones that can operate for days between charging sessions. Li and Ioannou, along with former PhD students Yang Yang and Xiaoxiao Zhu, were issued a patent on Aug. 2 for “Nanowire Field Effect Junction Diode.” Li also received $286,000 from the University of Virginia for his project, “VMEC Post Doc Support to NSF Grant High Performance Nanowire MOSFET’s for Non-Volatile Memory App.” The period of performance is June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2014. Li also received $59,358 from NIST for his project “Tri‐Gate Nanowire FET Test‐Structures to Investigate Short Channel Effects and Ballistic Transport.” The initial budget period is Aug. 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012. The anticipated total funding amount is $185,365 and the anticipated end date is July 31, 2014.
Jessica Lin, Computer Science, received $80,000, with anticipated funding of $240,000 from Semiconductor Research Corp. for her project “Proactive Data Analysis and Knowledge Sharing.” The period of performance is July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2014.
Andy Loerch, SEOR, won the 2011 Vance R. Wanner Memorial Award given by the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) to a military operations research professional who is deemed to have played a major role in strengthening the profession. Loerch received the award at the annual MORS Conference.
Andy Sage, SEOR, wrote, with William Rouse, the book “Economic Systems Analysis and Assessment: Cost, Value and Competition in Information and Knowledge Intensive Systems, Organizations and Enterprises.” The publisher is John Wiley and Sons.
Thomas Speller, SEOR, received $209,997 from DARPA through the Catholic University of America for his project “Frontier: Design Tool for Stably Adaptable Systems.” The initial period of performance is May 12, 2011, through Nov. 10, 2011. With two additional years, the total anticipated funding is $514,847.
Anand Vidyashankar and Guoqing Diao, Statistics, received $100,000 from the National Science Foundation for their project “Statistical Inference for Random Recursive Equations.” The period of performance is Aug. 1, 2011, through July 31, 2014.
Duminda Wijesekera, Computer Science, received $255,920 from Howard University for the project “PTC Systems Identity Management.” The period of performance is Dec. 31, 2010, through Dec. 30, 2011, and the award comes through the Center for Secure Information Systems.
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