March Accolades

Posted: March 1, 2004 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 Electronic photos with submissions are welcome.


Ann Genovese and Kathy Gillette, DoIT Client Services, presented a poster session at the annual EDUCAUSE Mid Atlantic Regional Conference in January. The session was titled “Putting Support at the Center: A New Model for Help Desk Staffing.”

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Matt Scanlon had his essay, “The Shabbos Voyeur,” published in the literary magazine, Pigeon.

College of Arts and Sciences

Richard Bausch, English, won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the short story category for his many publications, including five books of stories.

Alan Cheuse
Alan Cheuse

Alan Cheuse, English, has published a new novella, Paradise, or, Eat Your Face, in the 2004 issue of The Idaho Review..

Tim Conlan, Public and International Affairs, presented a talk on “Lessons of Grant-in-aid Design for Homeland Security Programs” to a joint panel meeting of the National Academy of Public Administration in January in Washington, D.C.

Natalie Zemon Davis, History and Art History, spoke in January at the National Gallery of Art on “Cultural Mixture in a Divided World.” The lecture was sponsored by the Washington Collegium for the Humanities.

Bianca Diaz, English, won the Ellipsis Prize for Best Poem for “Finds,” which appears in the spring issue of Ellipsis.

Sheila ffolliett,History and Art History, and Denise Albanese, English, were contributing editors for a new edition of Juan Luis Vives’ book, The Instruction of a Christian Woman. The book was chosen for this year’s Josephine Roberts Award for a Critical Edition by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.

Karen Kashmanian Oates and John O’Connor, New Century College, presented “Progressive Pedagogies in Support of Student Learning and Civic Engagement” at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C.

T. Mills Kelly, History and Art History, presented “Remaking Liberal Education: The Challenges of New Media” at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C.

Gail B. Kettlewell and Victoria N. Salmon, Community College Education, presented “Practicing What We Preach” at the American Association of Colleges and Universities annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Colleen Shogan
Colleen Shogan
Photo by Evan Cantwell

Colleen Shogan, Public and International Affairs, was selected to participate in Notre Dame’s Young Scholars and present her research, “Anti-intellectualism in the Plebiscitary Presidency: A Conservative Populism?” Her trip was sponsored by several Notre Dame faculty members.

Lesley Mary Smith and Virginia Montecino, New Century College, and James Young, Libraries, presented “The Learner-Centered Classroom: How Teaching with Technology Transforms Theory into Practice” at the American Association of Colleges and Universities annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Art Taylor,English, wrote the short story, “Visions and Revisions,” which was named one of three finalists for the North American Review‘s Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize and will be published in the journal’s annual summer fiction double issue.

Martin Winkler, Modern and Classical Languages, received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, where he will be in residence for the 2004-05 academic year.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Linda Monson
Linda Monson
Courtesy Linda Monson

Linda Apple Monson, Music, was guest artist for the Louisiana State University (LSU) Contemporary Music Series in January, where she performed a solo piano recital of works by Ross Lee Finney (on whose music she is a specialist), Alban Berg (Finney’s teacher), and George Crumb (Finney’s student). In addition, she gave a lecture-recital for the LSU Composers Forum on Finney’s music and George Mason faculty composer Glenn Smith. She also held a composition master class/seminar where she performed and critiqued six LSU student compositions for solo piano.

William Reeder participated on the panel, “The Integration of the Performing Arts and the Curriculum,” at the American Association of Colleges and Universities annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Graduate School of Education

Sharon Castle gave two presentations at the Professional Development Schools Research and Development Network Symposium at the National Education Association in Washington, D.C. One was titled “PDS Research and Teacher Quality” and the other was “Assessment and Evaluation in PDS Partnerships: Candidate Work.”

Virginia Collier and Wayne Thomas wrote an article, “The Astounding Effectiveness of Dual Language Education for All,” which appeared in the winter 2004 issue of Journal of Research and Practice, an official journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education.

Gary Galluzzo presented “The Policy Environment for Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education” to a delegation of educators from Kazakhstan at the Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Gorrell has been elected chair of the executive committee of the Organization of Institutional Affiliates of the American Education Research Association. This is a national organization of schools of education at research universities that centers its work on education research and policy.

Jorge Osterling and Armandina Garza wrote the article “Strengthening Latino Parental Involvement: Forming Community-based Organizations/School Partnerships,” which was published in the winter 2004 issue of Journal of Research and Practice, an official journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education.

Anastasia Samaras was invited to present “Learning Zones: Potentials for Cognitive Change in Teacher Education Program Design” to the Department of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also gave guest talks on “Narrative Inquiry” in several multicultural education courses.

Donna Sterling , Juanita Jo Matkins, and Anastasia Kitsantas presented the paper, “How Can We Support Provisionally Licensed Science Teachers So That They Succeed at Teaching and Remain in the Profession?” at the meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science in Nashville in January. Sterling and Matkins also presented the paper, “NCATE: Beast or Beauty? A Case Study of One Institution’s Science Accreditation Process.”

David Wiggins and Patrick B. Miller of Northeastern Illinois University gave presentations based on their book The Unlevel Playing Field at the Chicago Historical Society in January and at the City Museum of Washington, D.C., in February.

Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

James Olds has been named to the Board of Americans for Medical Progress, based in Alexandria, Va., for a three-year term and to the editorial board of the Review of Public Policy.

Robinson Professors

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, was the guest artist (trumpeter) with the National Symphony Orchestra for its February tour that culminated at Carnegie Hall.

Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, was the keynote speaker for the lecture series “Conscience, Integrity, and Ethics” held at the First United Methodist Church in Charlottesville. He delivered the Bradley Lecture, “Is America a Christian Nation?” at the Boston College Institute for the Study of Politics and Religion, and was featured commentator on the National Geographic Society’s special on the American presidency. Heclo was also named to the Executive Branch Commission for the Annenberg Foundation’s project, “Institutions of Democracy,” meeting at the University of Pennsylvania in February.

Harold Morowitz, Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy, gave a seminar, “The Feed-Down Principle,” at the Department of Bioengineering, Arizona State University. He also wrote an article highlighting his 20-year research project, “Living Systems: Laws of Life and the Coming Paradigm Shift in Biology,” which appeared in the 2003 Annual Science Report of the Santa Fe Institute.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Affairs, gave a lecture, “Sharia, Extremism, and Communal Violence in Nigeria: Implications for U.S. Policy,” at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C.

James Trefil
James Trefil
Photo by Evan Cantwell

James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, was named chair of the Gemant Award Selection Committee of the American Institute of Physics.

Roger Wilkins, Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, wrote an article, “Doing the Work: Why We Need Affirmative Action,” which appeared in the winter 2004 Virginia Quarterly Review. He gave the keynote address for the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School of the University of Michigan; the keynote address for the King convocation at Johns Hopkins University; the keynote speech for the Rowan University Black History Month celebration; the keynote speech, “The Relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Africa,” at DePaul University; and an address, “Race and Privilege and the Consequences of Health,” at the Medical Center Hour program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

School of Information Technology and Engineering

Andrew Sage has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for contributions to the theory and practice of systems engineering and systems management. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

School of Management

Chien-Yu Chen, Decision Science/Management Information Systems, co-wrote the paper, “Material Compatibility Constraints for Make-to-order Production Planning,” which was published in Operations Research Letters. He also presented “An Available-to-promise Model for Periodical Order Promising of a Non-perishable Product,” at the INFORMS annual meeting in Atlanta, and “A Push-based Available-to-promise Model from a Revenue Management Perspective” at the national conference of the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington D.C.

Vernon Hsu, Decision Science/Management Information Systems, has been appointed as an editorial board member for the Operations and Operations Management Journal. He wrote, with Chung-lun Li and Wen-Qiang Xiao, “Dynamic Lot Sizing with Batch Ordering and Truckload Discount,” which was accepted for publication in Operations Research.He also wrote, with Sanjeev Dewan, “Adverse Selection in Electronic Markets: Evidence from Online Stamp Auctions,” which appeared in the Journal of Industrial Economics.

Hun Lee, Management, wrote, with Abhishek Srivastava of West Virginia University, “Predicting Order and Timing of New Product Moves: The Role of Top Management in Corporate Entrepreneurship,” which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Venturing.

Linda Parsons, Accounting, wrote “Is Accounting Information from Nonprofit Organizations Useful to Donors? A Review of Charitable Giving and Value-Relevance,” which was published in Volume 22 of the Journal of Accounting Literature. Her paper, “Cost-effectiveness of Nonprofit Telemarketing Campaigns,” written with Elizabeth Keating and Andrea Alston Roberts, was published in Volume 41 of New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising.

Linda Samuels
Linda Samuels

Linda B. Samuels, Business Legal Studies, wrote with Jeffrey M. Samuels, “United States Finally Joins Madrid Protocol,” which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and “Internet Domain Names: The Uniform Dispute Resolution Process,” which was published in American Business Law Journal.They also presented their paper, “The Madrid Protocol: The United States Joins,” at the annual meeting of Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

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