Profacts Received Through April 2013
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The following announcements were received in March and April 2013.
J. CHRISTOPHER BRILL, assistant professor of psychology, elected chair of the Education Technical Group for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
BRIAN-PATRICK KURISKY, director of advising and academic support, Honors College, elected to the directorate board as the vice chair for administration for the American College Personnel Association's standing committee for LGBTA.
ANDREAS TOLK, professor of engineering management and systems engineering with a joint appointment to modeling, simulation and visualization engineering, served as general chair for the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, conducted by the Society for Modeling and Simulation, in San Diego. He was supported by SAIKOU DIALLO, research assistant professor at VMASC, who was the program chair and symposium chair for Military Modeling and Simulation, and RAFAEL DIAZ, research assistant professor at VMASC, who was symposium chair for Emerging Applications in Industry and Academia.
NATINA GURLEY, assistant director for housing and residence life, the 2013 Southeastern Association Housing Officers Report Featured Article of the Year award at the SEAHO Conference in Atlanta. The report is published on a quarterly basis and shared with housing professionals throughout the southeast. The article, titled "My Roommate Posted This About Me on Facebook! Social Media in the Residence Halls," can be found at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/seaho/2012summer/.
JAMES ALAN NEFF, professor of community health, awarded the American Academy of Health Behavior Poster of Distinction at the 2013 conference held in Santa Fe, N.M., for a poster titled "Preliminary Results Regarding the Effectiveness of a New Screening and Brief Intervention Protocol for Heavy Drinkers in Dental Settings." Other ODU collaborators involved in the presentation included MICHELLE KELLEY, JAMES PAULSON and ABBY BRAITMAN from psychology, and MICHELE DARBY and MEG LEMASTER from dental hygiene.
MEGAN THOMPSON, lecturer of dance, and AMANDA KINZER, associate professor and director of dance, had a piece they co-choreographed at an adjudicated concert at the American College Dance Festival Mid-Atlantic Region, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (performed by ODU dance program students LEE GIBALDI KNIGHT and SCHUYLER DICKENS), selected for the regional gala by three professional adjudicators. The dance, titled "Concurrence," was performed at the regional gala at Aycock Auditorium at UNC Greensboro. Ten pieces were selected for the gala out of the 40 dances adjudicated.
VICTORIA SPROW KELLY, adjunct instructor of English, a chapbook of poetry, "Prayers of an American Wife" (Autumn House). One of the poems was selected for Best American Poetry 2013.
JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, "X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life," a guest lecture for faculty and students in the mathematics department at Fairfield University, Conn. Also, a talk on "The Mathematical Basis of a Universal 'Law of Quarter Powers' for Critters, Large and Small" to faculty and students in the Virginia State University math department.
DANA ALLEN, assistant vice president for alumni relations, a presentation on "Successful Succession Planning" at the CASE District 3 Conference in Atlanta. The presentation received the Stellar Speaker designation.
KATHLEETN LEVINSTON, assistant professor of human services, and JENNIFER TAYLOR, an ODU alumna, "Engaging Student Veterans on Campus: Developing a Military Community," the keynote presentation for the 7th annual Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education 2013 Training and Professional Development Symposium. The presentation focused on the evolution of a thriving student veterans chapter and collaborations across campus and with the community, including the challenges and threats to success and promising practices from across the nation.
DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, "Antecedents and Consequences of Voluntary Professional Development Among STEM Majors" at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Houston. Co-authors are Karin Orvis of ARI; KRISTINA BAUER, doctoral student in industrial/organizational psychology; VALERIE MORGANSON, ODU alumna; and MATT HENSON, associate professor of psychology.
MICHAEL PEARSON, professor of creative writing, "Living It Up to Write It Down," a talk at the Associated Writing Programs Convention in Boston.
VALERIE STREETS, doctoral student in industrial/organizational psychology, and DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, "Understanding Gender Stereotyping as an Impediment to Women's Leadership Advancement" at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Houston.
D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, "The Phenomenology of SNS Sharing," an invited presentation for the Virginia Tech Department of Science and Technology in Society's 2012-13 Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech Department of Philosophy. Also, "Farmville, Eternal Recurrence, and the Will to Power Ups," an invited presentation for the Fourth Nietzsche Workshop @ Western, at the New School in New York City.
RACHAWAN "AEY" WONGTRIRAT, assistant director for international initiatives, Office of Intercultural Relations, and CHRIS GLASS, assistant professor of educational foundations and leadership, "Educational Experiences that International Students Identify as Having a Positive Impact Toward Their Learning and Development" at the 57th Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society in New Orleans.
HARRY JOHNSON, doctoral student, modeling, simulation and visualization engineering, and ANDREAS TOLK, professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Evaluating the Applicability of Cloud Computing Enterprises in Support of the Next Generation of Modeling and Simulation Architectures" in the proceedings of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference.
RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor and Eminent Scholar of electrical and computer engineering, and M.A. Stelzer, "Evaluation of Wave Energy Generation from Buoy Heave Response Based on Linear Generator Concepts" in vol. 4 of Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.
RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor and Eminent Scholar of electrical and computer engineering, and S.M. Thagard, "Streamer-like Electrical Discharges in Water: Part 1. Fundamental Mechanisms" and "Streamer-like Electrical Discharges in Water: Part II. Environmental Applications," review articles in vol. 33 of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing.
CHRISTOPHER LYNCH, doctoral student, modeling, simulation and visualization engineering, "Representing the Ballistic Missile Defense System Using Agent-based Modeling" in the proceedings of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference. Co-authors are SAIKOU DIALLO, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, and ANDREAS TOLK, professor of engineering management and systems engineering.
DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, and HEATHER BOLEN and MEGHAN JONES, doctoral students in industrial/organizational psychology, a book chapter, "New Directions in Work-Family Coping Research" in S. Poelmans, J. Greenhaus and M. Maestro (eds.), "Expanding the Boundaries of Work-Family Research: A Vision for the Future" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
JAMES ALAN NEFF, professor of community health, "A Brief Intervention for Heavy Drinkers in Dental Practice: Rationale and Development" in a recent issue of Journal of Health Psychology. Co-authors include MICHELLE KELLEY, JAMES PAULSON and ABBY BRAITMAN from psychology and MICHELE DARBY and MEG LEMASTER from dental hygiene.
JOSE PADILLA, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "M&S Methodological Challenges" in the proceedings of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference. Co-authors are ANDREAS TOLK, professor of engineering management and systems engineering, and SAIKOU DIALLO, research assistant professor, VMASC.
JAMES R. SWEENEY, associate professor emeritus of history, "Postscript to Massive Resistance: The Decline and Fall of the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government," spring 2013 issue of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.
ANDREAS TOLK, professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Grand Challenges on the Theory of Modeling and Simulation" in the proceedings of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference. Co-authors are: Simon Taylor (lead), Azam Khan, Katherine Morse, Levent Yilmaz and Justyna Zander.
D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, "The Vital Non-Action of Occupation, Offline and Online" in vol. 18 of International Review of Information Ethics. http://www.i-r-i-e.net/inhalt/018/Wittkower.pdf