April Accolades

Posted: April 1, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Accolades is a monthly column recognizing the latest achievements of George Mason faculty and staff members. Submit Accolades information by the 15th of the month preceding to Attn: Daily Gazette, by mail to 4C5, by fax to (703) 993-8784, or by e-mail to gazette@gmu.edu. Electronic photos with submissions are welcome.


Anne Agee, Information Technology Unit, cowrote with J. Craig Gibson, University Libraries, “Justify Our Love: Information Literacy, Student Learning, and the Role of Assessment in Higher Education” in Papers of the ACRL Instruction Section Think Tank III Conference, published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, Chicago, 2003.

Page Brannon, University Libraries, presented “Distance Education” at the Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Forum (Tomorrow’s Libraries: Are We Ready?) in Richmond.

Mary Buckley, Prince William Campus Library, was profiled by the Library Journal in its 2003 “Movers & Shakers” supplement (March 15, 2003). Buckley is one of 55 individuals from the United States and Canada who “are shaping the future of libraries and the library profession.”

Rosemary Chase, University Libraries, wrote “Intellectual Property in the Digital Age,” in In-Plant Graphics, 53(2), 2002. She presented “Intellectual Property Issues in Higher Education: DMCA–What Universities Need to Know,” at the Big Ten Printers and Copyright Managers Conference, held at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Chase was a copyright consultant and discussion leader at the Association of College and University Printers Conference at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She also presented “Electronic Reserve Services, Interlibrary Loan and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,” at the Virginia Library Association Para- Professional Forum (Tomorrow’s Libraries: Are We Ready?) in Richmond.

Adriana Ercolano, University Libraries, presented “Starting a Development Program from the Ground-Up” at the Academic Libraries Advancement and Development Network Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Jeremy Garritano, University Libraries, wrote book reviews on Biosciences on the Internet: A Student’s Guide, by Georges Dysart, which appeared in Choice (December 2002) and John Zink Combustion Handbook, edited by Charles E. Baukal and Robert E. Schwartz, published in Choice (June 2002).

J. Craig Gibson, University Libraries, wrote “Goals and Objectives in Web-based Library Instruction,” which appeared in Web-based Library Instruction: Planning, Evaluation, and Design, edited by Elizabeth Dupuis, and published by Neal-Schuman, New York, 2003. He gave a workshop, “Information Literacy as Educational Transformation,” as part of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Oklahoma Chapter’s Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City. He also gave the workshop, “Information Literacy: The Shape of Future Instruction,” part of SOLINET’s “Changing Face of Reference Service” series in Miami, Florida, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Atlanta, Georgia. Gibson made two presentations, “Information Literacy and Collaborative Change,” Webcast given as part of Teaching Learning and Technology Group Online Interview Series; and “Information Literacy: Charting Progress in Current Programs,” as a panelist at SOLINET Annual Membership Conference, in Atlanta, Georgia. Also, since 2000, Gibson has been a faculty member in the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Institute’s (ACRL) “Immersion Program,” University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado. The ACRL is a national program to train instruction librarians in pedagogy and learning theory, assessment principles and practices, and leadership and management strategies.

Clyde (Wally) Grotophorst, University Libraries, cowrote with Jeremy Frumkin “OSCR: Open Source Software and Electronic Reserves” in Managing Electronic Reserves, edited by Jeff Rosedale, and published by the American Library Association in Chicago, 2002.

Heather Groves Hannan, University Libraries, wrote a book review of Aligning the Stars: Organizing Professionals to Win, which appeared in The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances (vol.15, no.3, 2002).

Barbara Hillson, University Libraries, wrote two book reviews, one on Starting and Operating a Live Virtual Reference Service, by Marc Meola, which appeared in the Reference and User Services Quarterly (Spring 2003); and a review of Nationalism and Ethnicity Terminologies, by Thomas Spira, which was published in Choice (October 2002). Hillson also wrote about “Alt-Press Watch” for “Database and Disc Reviews,” published in the Library Journal, (June 15, 2002); and “Internet Review — Gabriel: The Gateway to Europe’s National Libraries,” for College & Research Libraries News (December 2002).

Kelly Jordan, University Libraries, wrote “The Penn State Engineering Library and Women in Engineering Program: A Partnership to Encourage the Retention of Women Engineering Students,” in Making the Grade: Academic Libraries and Student Success, edited by Maurie Caitlin Kelly and Andrea Kross, published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, 2002.

Ruth Kifer, University Libraries, presented “In-reach-The Library as Place: George Mason University’s Johnson Center Library,” at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Howard Lasus, University Libraries, cowrote with Rita Ailinger, College of Nursing and Health Science, and Margaret M. Dear “Americans’ Knowledge and Perceived Risk of Tuberculosis,” which appeared in Public Health Nursing, 2003. He also cowrote with Ailinger and MaryAnn Braun, Student Health Services, “Revision of the Facts on Osteoporosis Quiz,” published in Nursing Research, 2003.

George Oberle III, University Libraries, wrote “Crockett, David (Davy),” “Mann, Horace,” and “Webster, Noah” in Industrialization and Imperialism, 1800-1914: A Biographical Dictionary, edited by Jeffrey A. Bell, published by Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 2002.

Katherine Perry, University Libraries, was featured by Reba Leiding in her article, “Interview with Kathy Perry, Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA),” which appeared in Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, (Summer 2002). Perry wrote “VIVA Meets the Budget Challenge for 2002-2004” which was published in VLA Newsletter, (February 2003). She also made several presentations: “Lessons from VIVA’s First Eight Years,” at the University of Washington, Library and Information Science School, Seattle; “If Change is Constant, What’s New? VIVA’s Response to Challenging Times,” at the Southeast Affiliate of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers Annual Meeting, Williamsburg; and “Is There a ‘There’ There? VIVA’s Decentralized Organizational Model” at the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries’ Annual Meeting in Columbia; and “VIVA and Libraries in Virginia; A Strategic Briefing,” for the SCHEV GPAC in Richmond. Perry also presented “VIVA Libraries and ILL,” at the VIVA ILL Community Forum in Charlottesville; “Cooperation or Commitment: VIVA’s Approach to E-Journals,” for the Joint Information Systems Committee of the United Kingdom Committee for Content Services, Warrington, England; and “Quality and Value for Higher Education,” before the Commonwealth of Virginia House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education in Richmond; also “Usage Data: Making the Numbers Add Up,” a panel presentation for “Adding Value to Electronic Publications: What do Librarians and Users Want?” at the American Association of Publishers, Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

James Young, University Libraries, presented “Building Successful Learning Communities: Strategies for Successful Involvement” at the American Library Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. He presented with Ashley Williams, New Century College, “Integration of Information Literacy Skills in a Yearlong Program: A Faculty/Librarian Collaboration,” at the National LOEX Conference in Ypsilanti, Missouri. Young was a panelist on “Making the Connection: Collaboration Between Faculty and Librarians” at the Virginia Library Association in Richmond.

John Zenelis, University Libraries, cowrote with Anne Agee a book chapter, “Technology Across the Curriculum: Information Literacy and IT Fluency,” which appeared in Technology Everywhere: A Campus Agenda for Educating and Managing Workers in the Digital Age, edited by B.L. Hawkins, J.A Rudy and W.H. Wallace Jr., published by Jossey-Bass, 2002. (EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategies, v.6). Zenelis served as a consultant as the External Expert Reviewer for the Ministry of Education in Greece, giving the final review of library projects prior to official submission for European Union/Greek government funding.

College of Arts and Sciences

Ashley Williams, New Century College, presented a paper with James Young, University Libraries, “Integration of Information Literacy Skills in a Yearlong Program: A Faculty/Librarian Collaboration,” at the National LOEX Conference in Ypsilanti, Missouri.

College of Nursing and Health Science

Rita Ailinger cowrote with Howard Lasus, University Libraries, and Margaret M. Dear an article, “Americans’ Knowledge and Perceived Risk of Tuberculosis,” which appeared in Public Health Nursing, 2003. She also cowrote with Mary Ann Braun, Student Health Services, and Lasus “Revision of the Facts on Osteoporosis Quiz,” published in Nursing Research (2003).

Lisa Pawloski wrote an article, “Mixed Longitudinal Analysis of Growth Data from Malian Adolescent Girls: Evidence for Compensatory Gain?” which was published in the American Journal of Human Biology, 15(2) (2003).

College of Visual and Performing Arts

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Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith, Music, performed “Sakura Safari” with the guitar trio The Alexandria Guitars at the 13th annual Portland Guitar Festival, Portland, Oregon. Bryan Johanson, festival director, composed the music. The Alexandria Guitars–Jeffrey Baker, Tim Evans and Sean Dodson–were all music majors at George Mason. The band recently released their first CD, Mosaic, which was produced with Smith’s help.

Graduate School of Education

Eamonn Kelly spoke on “Critical Technology Research Issues” and served as moderator for a panel on “Critical Research Questions and Their Relevance for Technology Policy and Practice” at the Second Annual International Research-Policy Symposium [CoSN] at the World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Lorraine Valdez Pierce made a presentation on “Developing Standards-Based Assessments” to the staff of the Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Dept. of Education, in Washington, D.C. She also made a presentation titled “Developing English Language Proficiency Standards” to state representatives and federal education staff for Title III Grants at a national meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in Arlington, Virginia.

Debra Sprague and Chris Dede (Harvard University) wrote an article titled “Constructivism in the Classroom: If I Teach This Way, Am I Doing My Job?” which has been named one of the top five articles published within the last 30 years by Learning and Leading with Technology, as rated by the readers.

Institute For Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Laura Michelle LeBaron wrote Bridging Cultural Conflicts: A New Approach for a Changing World, published by Jossey-Bass (2003). Former President Jimmy Carter endorsed the book, saying, “This much needed book…is a creative, helpful, and hopeful contribution at a time when we are especially challenged to bridge cultures in the pursuit of mutual understanding and peace.”

School of Computational Sciences

Liping Di won a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Office of Earth Science to research “Integration of OGC [Open GIS Consortium] and Grid Technologies for Earth Science Modeling and Applications.” The award was one of 20 selected from 200 proposals for new investigations under the Advanced Information Systems Technology Program.

School of Information Technology and Engineering

Tomasz Arciszewski, Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, spoke on “Evolutionary Designing and Engineering Creativity” at the Inaugural Centre Seminar for the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Infrastructure and Construction Industry Development. He also gave a talk on “Novelty and Evolutionary Design,” and demonstrated two experimental evolutionary design systems at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. The second demonstration included the first evolutionary design conducted using networked computers in Japan and at George Mason to produce structural designs of steel skeleton structures.

Harry Van Trees, Electrical and Computer Engineering, won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Signal Processing Society Education Award for 2002. The award honors educators who have made pioneering and significant contributions to signal processing education.

School of Management

Amy Beekman was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Management.

Suresh Chand and Vernon Ning Hsu were coauthors with Suresh Sethi of “Forecast, Solution, and Rolling Horizons in Operations Management Problems: A Classified Bibliography,” which appeared in Management and Service Operations Management (Winter 2002).

Stephen Christophe wrote “The Value of U.S. MNC Earnings Changes from Foreign and Domestic Operations,” which appeared in the Journal of Business (January 2002). He also cowrote with Ray J. Pfeiffer Jr. “The Valuation of MNC International Operations during the 1990s,” which appeared in Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (March 2002).

Catherine Cramton and P. Hinds received a three-year National Science Foundation grant for $410,000 to support research on subgroup dynamics in international, distributed work teams, focusing on the use of technology and team effectiveness.

Sidhartha Das and C. Canal cowrote “Modeling Global Facility Location Decisions: Integrating Marketing and Manufacturing Decisions,” which appeared in Industrial Management and Data Systems (2002).

Edward Douthett Jr. cowrote with P.A. Copley “The Association between Auditor Choice, Ownership Retained, and Earnings Disclosure by Firms Making Initial Public Offerings,” which appeared in Contemporary Accounting Research (2002).

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Amitava Dutta

Amitava Dutta received the Best Paper Award at the fourth International Conference on Electronic Commerce in Hong Kong for “Physics of E-Commerce Supply Chains,” which he coauthored with R. Roy of the University of Northern Iowa. He also wrote “Business Planning for Network Services: A Systems Thinking Approach,” which appeared in Information Systems Research (2002). Dutta and Kevin McCrohan, cowrote “Management’s Role in Information Security in a Cyber Economy,” which appeared in California Management Review (Fall 2002). Dutta is also principal investigator on best practices in business continuity in the financial services sector, a research project funded by a grant from the AT&T Foundation. Mahesh Joshi and Linda M. Parsons are research collaborators on the project.

Ellen Fagenson-Eland edited Research in Human Resource Management Series, vol. 5, and wrote a chapter, “Mentoring,” which appeared in the book published by Information Age Publishing Inc. (2002).

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Kenneth Heller

Kenneth Heller has been reappointed to the Tax Executive Committee of the American Institute of CPAs for 2002-03. The committee has authority to speak on tax matters to policy makers and the public on behalf of the institute’s 330,000 members.

Vernon Ning Hsu wrote “Dynamic Capacity Expansion Problem with Deferred Expansion and Age-dependent Shortage Cost,” which appeared in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (Winter 2002). He also was a coauthor with Renato de Matta and Chang-Xue (Jack) Feng of the article “Short-Term Capacity Adjustment with Offline Production for a Flexible Manufacturing System under Abnormal Disturbances,” which appeared in the Annals of Operations Research (October 2001).

Christopher Joiner was coauthor with Barbara Loken and Joann Peck of “Category Attitude Measures: Exemplars as Inputs,” which appeared in the Journal of Consumer Psychology (vol. 12, no. 2, 2002).

Mahesh Joshi contributed three chapters to Strategic Management: A Cross-Functional Approach, edited by Stephen J. Porth and published by Prentice Hall, (2002).

Boris Jukic cowrote with Nenad Jukic and Manoj Parameswaran “Information Sharing in E-partnerships: Toward a Consistent Data Model,” which appeared in the Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (vol. 12, no. 2, 2002).

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David Kravitz

David Kravitz presented “Affirmative Action: Not Just Selection” during the Presidential Forum, Employment Testing: Prospects in a Post-Affirmative Action World, at the annual conference of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council in New Orleans.

Hun Lee cowrote with W.J. Ferrier “Strategic Aggressiveness, Variation, and Surprise: How the Sequential Pattern of Competitive Rivalry Influences Stock Market Returns,” which appeared in the Journal of Managerial Issues (Summer 2002).

Michelle Marks was a coauthor with M.J. Sabella, C.S. Burke, and Stephen J. Zaccaro, Psychology, of “The Impact of Cross Training on Team Effectiveness,” which appeared in the Journal of Applied Psychology (vol. 87, 2002). She has also been selected as the recipient of the 2003 IOPSA Distinguished Alumni Award, given by alumni from Mason’s industrial/organization psychology program.

Linda Parsons presented “The Impact of Financial Information and Voluntary Disclosures on Contributions to Not-for-Profit Organizations” at the American Accounting Association annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Linda Samuels‘ article “Trademark Decisions Affecting PTO Practice in 2001,” which appeared in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, was translated into Japanese and reprinted in the Japanese version of the AIPPI Journal (vol. 47, no. 9, 2002).

Nancy Shaw and J. O’Reilly wrote “Datanut, Inc.,” which was published in Annals of Cases on Information Technology, vol. 4, by Idea Group Publishing (2002).

School of Public Policy

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James Pfiffner

James Pfiffner coedited with Roger Davidson Understanding the Presidency third edition, published by Longman, New York (2003). He wrote “George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton,” which appeared in Organizing the Presidency, third edition, edited by Stephen Hess, Brookings, Washington (2002), and “George Washington’s Character and Slavery,” which appeared in Contemporary Presidential Studies: A Reader, edited by Robert P. Watson, published by Nova Science Publishers, New York (2002, reprinted from White House Studies Vol. 1, No. 4 (2001). Pfiffner also wrote the article, “Judging Presidential Character,” which appeared in Public Integrity, (Winter 2002-2003). He presented the paper, “President George W. Bush and His War Cabinet,” at the conference on “The Presidency, Congress, and the War on Terrorism” at the University of Florida.

Robinson Professors

Vassily Aksyonov, Robinson Professor of Russian Literature and Writing, wrote the book Kesarevo Svechenie, which was published in its French translation–Lumineuse c├ęsarienne–in Paris by Actes Sud. He was interviewed on the 50th anniversary of the death of Stalin, with Sergei Kruschchev, on NPR, Weekend Edition.

Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, gave the keynote address, “Public Administration as Stewardship,” for the Dr. Robert Bailey Memorial Lecture, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University-Camden.

Harold Morowitz, Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy, wrote a chapter, “Emergence of Transcendence,” for From Complexity to Life: On the Emergence of Life and Meaning, edited by N. H. Gregersen, and published by Oxford University Press. (2003). Morowitz also received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to fund research on “The Search for Biological Laws at a Hierarchical Level of Intermediary Metabolism,” which will focus on intersections between religion and cognitive science.

Roger Wilkins, Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, gave the Black History Month Lecture at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. He held literary discussions centered around Jefferson’s Pillow at the National Archives and Cosmos Club, Washington D.C. Wilkins also participated in a video conference from the Department of State International Information Programs with the audience in Lome, Togo. He also was the Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, San Francisco.

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