Faculty awards and accolades

November 16, 2009

Greg Alles (Philosophy and Religious Studies) published two essays: “Religious Economies and Rational Choice:  On Rodney Stark and Roger Finke (2000), Acts of Faith,” in “Contemporary Theories of Religion: A Critical Companion” and “The Study of Religions: The Last 50 Years,” in “The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion” He also presented two papers: “Methodological Challenges working among Tribal People in India:  A Conversation” at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion and Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto and “Hind Swaraj(ya) in Independent India:  Adivasis as a Test Case?” presented at Rethinking “Hind Swaraj”: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Munk Center for International Studies, The University of Toronto, October.  Alles also serves as a member of the editorial board of the newly founded Moscow Journal of Religion.

Sue Bloom (Art and Art History) is part of a four-woman exhibit of infrared photography called “Four Visions in a Different Light,” through Nov. 20 at the Carroll County Arts Council. The exhibit will travel to galleries and museums nationally including venues in Hollywood and Phoenix.

Cathy Bodin (Foreign Languages) is the guest co-editor of the October 2009 issue of “Linguistica Atlantica.”

Margie Boudreaux (Music) was in Utrecht, Holland, in July 2009 as a participant in Europacantat.  Established after World War II, Europacantat engages people from Europe and the rest of the world to interact peacefully through singing. Boudreaux sang in Handel’s “Utrecht Te Deum.”

Anthony Cimino (Theatre Arts), an adjunct lecturer teaching Interactive Theatre, completed his M.A. in Drama Therapy at New York University in the spring 2009.

Julia Cooke (Music) was selected to the Board of Directors for Baltimore Concert Opera.  She is also performing the role of Marguerite in Gounod's “Faust,” the season opener for the BCO.

Jacqueline Couti (Foreign Languages) attended a conference in July 2009 in the UK at the University of Essex, Colchester, on “American Tropics: Towards A Literary Geography.” She presented a paper titled "The Seduction of 'Sable Venus' and of ‘Vénus des Mornes': Colonization and Recolonization of Space in the Tropics."

Terry Dalton (English) had an OpEd in The Patriot-News (Harrisburg) in August 2009 titled "Cronkite Knew How to Connect."

Tom Deveny (Foreign Languages) presented a paper titled "Bio-pic/Death Story: Emilio Martínez-Lázaro’s ‘Las 13 rosas’” at an international conference on the Spanish Civil War, Agonía Republicana: Living the Death of an Era, at Trinity College, Dublin, in July 2009.

Ira Domser (Theatre Arts) created sets and lighting for “Exuviae” at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, which played last spring and has been remounted this fall.

Francis (Skip) Fennell (Education) gave a series of presentations in August and September 2009: (1) Issues in Mathematics Teaching and Learning at Anne Arundel County Public Schools, (2) Implications - National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report in Augusta, Maine, (3) Developing Number Sense at Frederick County Public Schools, (4) Pearson Publishing webinar, Issues in Mathematics Teaching and Learning, (5) Formative Assessment and Number Sense – Issues for All Teachers at Pittsburgh, Pa. Public Schools, (6) Keynote Presentation to NSF-Supported 2009 TEAM-Math Conference, Focus, Coherence and Challenges in Mathematics Teaching and Learning at Tuskegee (Ala.) University College of Liberal Arts and Education. Fennell received a plaque from Tuskegee University to recognize outstanding service in promoting the effective mathematical education of teachers.

Moses Goldberg (Theatre Arts) directed “A Midsummer Night's Dream” for the Shakespeare Factory this summer.

Emily Grey (Art and Art History) had an eight-page article published in the June 2009 edition of the American Art Review.  The subject was an exhibit she mounted on “Monhegan's Nineteenth- Century Artists” at the Monhegan (Maine) Museum, where she serves each summer as curator.

Scott Hardy (Environmental Policy and Science) co-published with Tomas Koontz the article, "Rules for Collaboration: Institutional Analysis of Group Membership and Levels of Action in Watershed Partnerships," in the Policy Studies Journal.

Julia Jasken (English) was quoted in a Baltimore Sun article on July 27 titled “Reflecting on service-learning.” Jasken taught a spring course on writing for nonprofits, which included a service-learning requirement.

Mona Kerby’s (Library Science) book “Owney” has been included on the 2009 Bank Street College, Best Children’s Books of the Year list, 100th Anniversary Edition, one of the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children.

Linda Kirkpatrick (Music) was chosen to run the opening flute choir reading session at the annual National Flute Association Convention in New York in August; the session included a lecture and reading session on Baroque flute choir music.  She was part of a record-breaking flute choir session with James Galway in August.  Linda is publishing her first flute choir arrangement with flute.net this fall; “Concerto in D Major for 5 C Flutes” by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier has now been transcribed and arranged for flute choir.

David Kreider (Music) participated in the Golandsky Piano Institute at Princeton University this summer.  He performed for the Chamber Music on the Hill series, in residence at McDaniel College, in September and at the College of Notre Dame on Oct.10 with Nicholas Currie (McDaniel violin instructor).

Jim Kunz (Social Work) gave a series of lectures on comparative social policy to graduate students at the University of Guam and undergraduate students at Atenau University in Manila, Philippines.  He also attended a one-week invited workshop on “Strategies for Submitting Successful NIH Grant Proposals” at the College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, Minn., part of the year-long Institute on Aging and Social Work to which he was accepted.

Kathy Mangan (English) was invited to have one of her poems reprinted in a syndicated newspaper column written by Ted Kooser, former U.S. Poet Laureate.  The column and internet site is “American Life in Poetry.”

Paul Mazeroff (Psychology) and Margie Boudreaux (Music) attended the Learning, Arts and the Brain symposium sponsored by Johns Hopkins University in May.

Gretchen McKay (Art and Art History) attended the ninth annual “Reacting to the Past” Summer Institute playing "Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, And The New Woman" and "Beware the Ides of March: Rome in 44 BCE." McKay organized and led a concurrent session:  “Taking the Leap: Encouraging Faculty to Utilize ‘Reacting’ in their Courses” with Nancy Felson, professor of Classics at the University of Georgia, and Robert Kachur (English).  She led a team of five to the Greater Expectations Institute at the University of Vermont in June to advance the Teagle Grant initiative on diversity assessment. In addition, she published a review of Gregory S. Aldrete’s “Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia” in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Brett McMillan (Biology) attended the Botanical Society of America meeting in Snowbird, Utah, this summer, where he presided over a talk session in which he presented some of his doctoral research, judged student posters for the Ecological Section of the Society, and made a connection with the founder of a software company that specializes in programs for managing natural-history collections.

Walt Michael (Artist in Residence) presented a one-man show of readings and songs recounting his musical odyssey through the folk music and storytelling traditions of Appalachia and his search for social justice in September at Harvard.  This was hosted as part of Davíd Carrasco's course Religious Dimensions in Human Experience.

Sara More and Pavel Naumov (Mathematics and Computer Science) published two papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings. More presented “On Interdependence of Secrets in Collaboration Networks,” at the 12th conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge,  at Stanford University. Naumov presented ”An Independence Relation for Sets of Secrets” at the 16th workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation in Tokyo, Japan.

Wendy Morris (Psychology) published a chapter: DePaulo, B. M., Morris, W. L., & Sternglanz, R. W. (2009), “When the truth hurts: Deception in the name of kindness” in “Feeling hurt in close relationships,” A. L. Vangelisti (Ed.). She presented a poster with student Molly Bolek ’07, “Coaches’ Perceptions of Eating Disorders in Athletes: Under Diagnosing the Atypical” at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco.  McDaniel's chapter of Psi Chi (national honor society in psychology) received an award from the American Psychological Association in August for organizing the National Synergy Conference held in Westminster last fall. Morris is the faculty adviser for the group.

Martine Motard-Noar (Foreign Languages) was a consultant for a special volume on French feminist theoreticians and their literary publications to be published in “Tangence,” a literary studies review published by the University du Québec Trois-Rivières.

Susan Parrish (Biology) with McDaniel student Megan Hurchalla (and Shin-Wu Liu and Brenard Moss) had published “The African Swine Fever Virus g5R protein possesses mRNA decapping activity” in Virology, a peer-reviewed, internationally recognized journal.

Steve Pearson (Art and Art History) was chosen from 200 applicants as one of 13 artists selected for a 2010 Solo Show at the Arlington Art Center in Virginia. Steve was also asked to jury an exhibition focusing on Color (theory) at George Washington University in December.

Pam Regis (English) has been recognized and cited in several national publications for her expertise in romance fiction. Regis was also mentioned by Stanley Fish (Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Florida International University, Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago), who in his weekly column recalled Regis’ groundbreaking work at The Johns Hopkins University in establishing a writing program that has since flourished.  She also presented on two panels for the Romance Writers of America Convention in Washington, D.C. in July: “The Wit, Wisdom, and Writing Advice of Jennifer Crusie” and “If You Like the Classics: Or, How to Recommend Romance to Literature Snobs in Your Library.”  She also was part of a lecture/discussion presented to the Jane Austen Society of North America, Maryland Chapter in Baltimore, titled “Pride, Prejudice, and Other Barriers to Betrothal.”

Jonathan Slade (Communication) and partner Jeff Krulik received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for best Chesapeake Heritage Program for “Eatin' Crabs Chesapeake Style.”  Slade was producer/writer/editor for the production – one of three programs nominated for the award.

Margaret Trader (Education), who has been serving on the MSDE Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board as the representative from the Maryland Council of Teacher Educators, has been elected chair of the group for the year.

Reanna Ursin (English) was selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on “Slaves, Soldiers, Rebels: Currents of Black Resistance in the Tropical Atlantic:1760-1888.” The five-week program was held at The Johns Hopkins University Center for Africana Studies. Visiting instructors were prominent historians from institutions across the country.

Elizabeth van den Berg (Theatre Arts) played Ugolino in “Dante” at the Synetic Theater in February-March as part of her sabbatical project. The production won the D.C. Theatre Scene Audience Choice awards for Favorite Play and Favorite Ensemble.

Linda Van Hart (Art and Art History) had three metal-smithing designs selected by jurors for exhibit with The Metals Guild of Maryland at the Howard County Arts Center September 4-October 17.  Her ‘Cabernet Sauvignon Circlet’ was selected from all the pieces for the postcard.