Profacts Received Through May 2014
ProFacts welcomes post-announcements from faculty and staff regarding professional achievements. Items may be submitted for: Appointments/Elections, Awards, Books, Certifications, Commissions, Compositions/Arrangements, Degrees, Exhibitions, Papers/Presentations, Patents, Performances and Publications. Send submissions to Leanna Caplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following announcements were received through May 2014.
KAREN ECK, director of research development, elected 2014 president of the Virginia chapter of SRA, the Society of Research Administrators, a large national/international professional organization in research administration. She served as vice president last year.
KAREN L. SANZO, associate professor of educational foundations and leadership, appointed to two national advisory boards: the Charter and Autonomous School Leadership Academy Advisory Board and the Innovative School Leadership Institute.
LEIGH BUTLER, assistant dean for Teacher Education Services, selected to receive the Outstanding Advising Award - Academic Advising Administrator by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
JOHN R. HOLSINGER, Eminent Professor Emeritus of biological sciences, recognized by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program for his many years of service to the Virginia Cave Board and for his lifetime commitment to the research and conservation of caves and karst areas in Virginia.
ELLEN NEUFELDT, vice president for student engagement and enrollment services, the John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer for NASPA Region III.
CHRISTOPHER SEVILLA, marketing assistant for Monarch Dining Services, selected as a 2014 Aramark Outstanding Volunteer Award winner and a Bronze Jefferson Award for Public Service honoree. Award winners are selected based on a combination of factors, including longevity and commitment, impact of service and participation in Aramark-sponsored volunteer projects.
MICHELE LEONARDI DARBY, Eminent Scholar and Professor Emerita of dental hygiene, and Margaret M. Walsh, "Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice," fourth edition (Elsevier).
DENNIS DARBY, professor emeritus in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, "What Precise Sources Tell Us About Arctic Sea Ice," at Yale University.
RACHEL LUX, instructional services librarian, and LUCINDA RUSH, education reference librarian, "Minute to Learn It: Integrating One-minute Videos into Information Literacy Programming" at The Innovative Library Classroom conference at Radford University.
D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, "Band-aids, Strollers, and Employment Gaps: The Construction of White and Male Normativity through Technical Breakdowns" at the third annual international conference on Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human at Virginia Tech.
DAVID MALLIN, film program director, "The Dream Interpreter" at the Short Film Corner of the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Mallin was the Executive Producer and Cinematographer for the film.
TOLU AKINOLA, undergraduate psychology major, a poster presentation, "The Relationship Between Minority Stress and Drinking Motives Among Lesbian Women" at the Virginia Psychological Association spring convention, Norfolk. Co-authors are: MELISSA GASKINS, LANCE IRONS and COLLEEN RENNIE, undergraduate psychology majors; TYLER B. MASON, graduate student in the applied experimental psychology doctoral program; and ROBIN J. LEWIS, professor of psychology.
TONIA GRAVES, electronic resources and serials services librarian, and ROB TENCH, acquisitions and preservation services librarian, "Taking Advantage of Every Opportunity: Blending Local and Consortial DDA eBook Programs" (the Biz of Acq column) in vol. 26, no. 2 of Against the Grain. Co-author is Anne Elguindi, deputy director, VIVA, George Mason University, and the column editor is Michelle Flinchbaugh, acquisitions and digital scholarship services librarian, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland Baltimore County.
ROBIN J. LEWIS, professor of psychology, "Pathways Connecting Sexual Minority Stressors and Psychological Distress Among Lesbian Women" in vol. 26, no. 2 of Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services. Co-authors are ROBERT J. MILLETICH, and TYLER B. MASON, graduate students in the applied experimental psychology doctoral program, and VALERIAN J. DERLEGA, professor of psychology.
TYLER B. MASON, graduate student in the applied experimental psychology doctoral program, "Psychological Aggression in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals' Intimate Relationships: A Review of Prevalence, Correlates, and Measurement Issues" in vol. 19 of Aggression & Violent Behavior. Co-authors are ROBIN J. LEWIS, professor of psychology; ROBERT J. MILLETICH, graduate student in the applied experimental psychology doctoral program; MICHELLE L. KELLEY, professor of psychology; JOSEPH B. MINIFIE, doctoral clinical student in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, and VALERIAN J. DERLEGA, professor of psychology.
JACK ROBINSON and STEVE MYRAN, associate professors of educational foundations and leadership, "The Impact of an Alternative Professional Development Model on Teacher Practices in Formative Assessment and Student Learning" in vol. 18, no. 2 of Teacher Development. Co-authors are Richard Strauss and William Reed, K12 school colleagues from the Hampton Roads area.
LUCINDA RUSH, education reference librarian, and D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, "Educational Expropriation of SNS Consumer Training" in vol. 4, no. 3 of Digital Culture & Education.
D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, "Statement on Open-Access Publication" in vol. 13, no. 2 of the APA Newsletter on Computers and Philosophy.
D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, and LUCINDA RUSH, reference librarian, "Exploiting Fluencies: Educational Exploitation of Social Networking Site Consumer Training" in vol. 6 of Digital Culture & Education.
D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy; Evan Selinger, associate professor of philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology; and LUCINDA RUSH, education reference librarian; "Public Philosophy of Technology: Motivations, Barriers, & Reforms" in vol. 17 of Techne.