Professors’ books, publications and creativity awarded

August 19, 2013

McDaniel professors were honored with book, publications and creativity awards at the opening of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Faculty Book Awards went to

Francis FennellFrancis “Skip” Fennell, L. Stanley Bowlsbey Chair in Education and Graduate and Professional Studies and Professor of Education, for “Defining Mathematics Education: Presidential Yearbook Selections, 1926-2012,” Reston, Va.: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 2013.



Lisa Graff

Lisa Graff, adjunct lecturer in the graduate Writing for Children and Young Adults certificate program, for “A Tangle of Knots,” New York, N.Y.: Philomel Books, 2013.



Faculty Scholarly Publications Award went to Pavel Naumov, associate professor of Computer Science, for five publications, three of them with student co-authors.

Pavel Naumov- Co-authored with May 2013 graduate Brittany Nicholls: “R.E. Axiomatization of Conditional Independence.” Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge TARK ’13, Chennai, India (2013): 148-155 and “Game Semantics for the Geiger-Paz-Pearl Axioms of Independence.” Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Logic, Rationality and Interaction, LORI III, Guangzhou (Canton), China (October 2011):  LNAI 6953, 220-232.

- “Independence in Information Spaces.” Studia Logica 100 (2012): 953-973.

- Co-authored with Sara Miner More, associate professor of Computer Science: “Calculus of Cooperation and Game-Based Reasoning about Protocol Privacy” ACM Transactions on Computational Logic 13.3 (2012): 22.

- Co-authored with May 2013 graduate Sarah Holbrook: “Fault Tolerance in Belief Formation Networks.” 13th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence, JELIA ’12, Toulouse, France (September 26-28, 2012): 267-280.


Faculty Creativity Awards went to

Henry Reiff, professor of Education, for his blog,, and his personal author page.



Steven PearsonSteven Pearson, associate professor of Art and Art History, for his recent solo exhibitions in 2012 and 2013: “Gamut of Hues,” Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.; “Information Breakdown,” Exhibit A, Hamilton Street Club, Baltimore; “Information Overload,” Visual Arts Gallery, Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, N.Y., and selected group exhibitions: “Sweet Art,” Area 405 Gallery, Baltimore; Sondheim Semi-finalist Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; “Edges and Grids,” McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Va.; “Horjus, Lister & Pearson: Net Worked,” Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, Va.; “STROKE: Gesture, Mark, Muscle,” School 33 Art Center, Baltimore; “_______Scapes,” VisArts, Rockville, Md.; Emerge Art Fair, with Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.; “Method of Exchange,” Points North Gallery, Farmington, Maine, and “Super Sized, Tevis Gallery, Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, Md.

Linda KirkpatrickLinda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer, Music, for Flute Choir arrangement and edition of Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s Concerto in G Major. FLUTE.NET Publications, October 2012, and her selection to participate with the professional Flute Choir at the National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans, La.



James M. Bigwood, adjunct lecturer, Communication and Cinema, for his Emmy® by the National Capital Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Audio for mixing “America’s Veterans: A Musical Tribute,” broadcast live on Maryland Public Television, November 11, 2012.