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​Poster Presentations


Dr. Eliane Boucher, assistant professor of psychology, presented four posters. They were entitled “Causal Uncertainty Effects in Close Friendships,” “The Role of Language in Predicting Interpersonal Perception,” “Using Personality as a Predictor of the Use of Positive Illusions in Relationships,” and “Causal Uncertainty and Cultural Differences between Hispanic/Latinos and European-Americans.” The posters were presented at the Society for Personality & Social Psychology meeting in New Orleans in January.

Dr. Catherine Keating, assistant professor of education, presented a poster entitled “Knowledge for College, After a Brain Injury” at the American Speech Hearing Language Association meeting in Atlanta, GA., in November.

Dr. Shannon Rauch, assistant professor of psychology, presented a poster titled “Racial Ambivalence and Responses to Messages that Victimize the Majority” at the Society for Personality & Social Psychology meeting in New Orleans in January.

Dr. Mark Seefeldt, adjunct assistant professor of physics, presented “An Evaluation of the Meteorology in Relation to Ozone Depletion Events in the Ross Island Region, Antarctica,” at the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting held in Austin, Tex., in January.

​Paper Presentations

Louissa Abdelghany, adjunct assistant professor of French and Arabic, presented a paper titled “Identité métamorphosée, identité renouvelée : intertextualité entre les Mille et une nuits et Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes” at the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes: ‘Change and Exchange,’ which was held at King’s College in London in September.

She also presented “‘Tous les plaisirs du monde contenus dans le chapeau’: le chapeau comme metaphore de l’exces dans La Peau de chagrin de Balzac” at the 38th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium in Raleigh, N.C., October and “Multiculturalism in French-Speaking Montreal: One Language, Many Voices” at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., in November.

1agarten.tuba.jpgDr. Tuba Agartan, assistant professor of health policy and management, presented a paper entitled “Politics of Health Care in Turkey” at the International Sociological Association meeting in Oslo, Norway, in August.

Rev. Jon Alexander, O.P., associate professor of history, presented a paper entitled “Varieties of United States Memoires of Religious Defamation and Criticism” at the American Historical Association meeting in New Orleans in January.

Dr. Edward E. Andrews, assistant professor of history, presented a paper entitled “Native Missionaries in the Anglo-American Atlantic: Cultural Imperialism and Anti-Colonialism” at the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in November. Edwards also presented “The Ivory Cane: Occramar Marycoo and the Problem of African Identity” at the New England Association Meeting held at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., in October.

Dr. Comfort Ateh, assistant professor of education, presented a paper entitled “An Analysis of Pre-Service Science Teachers’ Evolving Knowledge in Formative Assessment” at the Association for Science Teacher Education National Annual Conference in Charleston, S.C., in January. Ateh also presented  “Learning Progression as an Instructional Pedagogy for Pre-Service Teachers” at the North East Regional Association for Science Teacher Education’s Annual Conference in Cornwall, N.Y., in October.

1Ben-Artzi,-Ruth09.jpgDr. Ruth Ben-Artzi, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper entitled “Peer Pressure as Soft Power: The Case of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC)” at an Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)/The London School of Economics and Political Sciences meeting in London in December.

Dr. Eric Bennett, assistant professor of English, presented a paper entitled “Wallace Stegner: America’s Last Modernist” at the Midwestern Modern Language Association meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, in November.

Dr. Deirdre Bird, assistant professor of marketing, and Dr. Helen Caldwell, assistant professor of marketing, presented a paper entitled “The Challenges and Opportunities of Marketing Luxury Goods in Brazil” at the American Society for Competitiveness meeting in Washington D.C., in October.

Dr. Angela Licia Carlson, associate professor of philosophy, presented a paper entitled “Philosophies of Intellectual Disability: Changing Landscapes” at the Economic and Social Research Council: Rethinking Learning Disability: Contests, Voices, Policies meeting in Dundee, England, in November.

Dr. Peter Cormas, assistant professor of education, presented a paper entitled “Constructivist Approaches and Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding of Epistemology in an Integrated Elementary Mathematics/Science Methods” at the Association for Science Teacher Educators meeting in Charleston, S.C., in January.

Dr. Cedric de Leon, assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper entitled “Capitalist Institutions, Citizenship, and the State” at the Social Science History Association meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in November.

Dr. Angela Dills, professor of economics, presented a paper entitled “The Effect of the Minimum Legal Cigarette Sale Age on Smoking Behavior” at the Southern Economic Association meeting in New Orleans in November.

Dr. Christine Earley, professor of accountancy, presented a paper entitled “The Use of Alternative Quiz Formats to Enhance Students’ Experiences in the Introductory Accounting Course” at the American Accounting Association meeting in Providence, R.I., in October. She also moderated a session entitled “Post-earnings Announcement Drift.”

Dr. Sonia Gantman, assistant professor of accountancy, presented a paper entitled “Communication and Internal Control in Outsourced IS Development Practices” at the American Accounting Association meeting in Providence, R.I., in October.

Dr. Raymond Hain, assistant professor of philosophy, presented a paper entitled “Saving the One over the Many: Problems with Consequentialist Forms of Justice” at The Crowning Glory of the Virtues: Exploring the Many Facets of Justice meeting in South Bend, Ind., in November.

Dr. Laura Hauerwas, associate professor of education, Dr. Marcy Zipke, associate professor of education, and Amanda Murphy ’12, presented a paper entitled “The Language Knowledge Necessary to Teach Linguistically Diverse Students: Thoughts on Preparing Pre-Service Teachers” at the Northeastern Educational Research Association meeting in Rocky Hill, Conn., in October. Shannon Carrigan ’10 also presented a paper entitled “Assessing the Clinic Experiences of a Teacher Education Program through Multiple Lenses.” Amanda Marcotte ’96, took part in a panel entitled “A Critical Examination of the Multi-Tiered Intervention Model: What is Means for Literacy, Mathematics, and Behavior across the Grade Level.”

1Hartman,-Eric-2012.jpgDr. Eric Hartman, adjunct assistant professor of global studies, presented a paper entitled “Community Voices: The Value of Service-Learning,” and a poster entitled “Market Pressures, Ideals, and Fair Trade Learning” at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement meeting in Baltimore, Md., in September.

Dr. Eric Hirsch, professor of sociology, presented a paper and poster entitled “Ethnographic Research on Homeless Populations” at the American Statistical Association meeting in New Orleans in November.

Dr. Anthony K. Jensen, associate professor of philosophy, presented "Geschichtlichkeit und Metaphysik: Reaktion auf P.D. Andreas Speer's 'Das Streben nach Erkenntnis und die 'longue duree metaphysischen Denkens'" at 'Das neue Beduerfnis nach Metaphysik, in Bonn, Germany in October. He also presented "Naturgeschichte und Genealogie," at the Nietzsche Dokumentationszentrum Naumburg in September.

1Johnson,-Jeffrey09.jpgDr. Jeffrey Johnson, associate professor of history, presented a paper entitled “Free from Every Thrall: Commemorating Labor Day” at the North American Labor History Conference in Detroit in October.

Dr. Patrick Kelly, associate professor of accountancy, presented a paper entitled “Integrating Leadership Topics in an Accounting Ethics Course – Preparing Students for a Challenging Profession” at the American Accounting Association meeting in Providence, R.I., in October.

Dr. Margaret Manchester, assistant professor of history, presented a paper entitled “The Verins: Religion, Marriage, and Liberty of Conscience in 17th Century New England” at the Midwest Conference on British Studies in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in October.

1McBee,-Cayla-'11.jpgDr. Cayla McBee, assistant professor of mathematics, presented a paper entitled “Group-based Evolutionary Models and Splits Network” at the International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks in San Marcos, Tex., in December. McBee also presented a paper entitled “Touch it, Feel it, Learn it: Tactile Learning Activities in the Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom” at the American Mathematical Association/Mathematical Association of America meeting in San Diego, Calif., in January.

Dr. Terence McGoldrick, assistant professor of theology, presented a paper entitled “Everything in Marriage is Holy: Francis de Sales, a Christian Humanist Theology of Marriage” at the Seminar of Salesian Scholars in Buffalo, N.Y., in October.

Dr. Stephen Mecca, professor of physics, presented a paper entitled “The Microflush/Biofil System: Results to Date of Prototype Installations in Ghana” at the Fecal Sludge Management Conference in Durban, South Africa, in November.

1Morse,-Judith09.jpgJudith Morse, assistant professor of accountancy, presented two papers entitled “Development of a Needed Resource: A Service-Learning Project” and “The Use of Alternative Quiz Formats to Enhance Students’ Experiences in the Introductory Accounting Course” at the American Accounting Association meeting in Providence, R.I., in October.

Dr. Francine Newth, associate professor of management, presented a paper entitled “Business Model Thinking: A Strategic Framework for Academicians and Practitioners” at the EuroMed Academy of Business in Glion-Montreux, Switzerland, in October.

Dr. Jeffery Nicholas, assistant professor of philosophy, presented a paper entitled “Revolutionary Practices, Education and Ideology” at the Radical Philosophy Association: What is Radical Philosophy Today? meeting at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., in October.

1Noparumpa,-Tim-2012.jpgDr. Tim Noparumpa, assistant professor of management, presented a paper entitled “Wine Futures and Advance Selling under Quality Uncertainty” at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Phoenix, Ariz., in October.

Dr. Katrina Norvell, adjunct assistant professor of political science, presented a paper entitled “Solving Complex Social Problems from the Ground Up: A Factor Model of Community Motivation to Participate in Engaged Scholarship” at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement meeting in Baltimore, Md., in September.

Dr. Vivian Okere, associate professor of finance, presented a paper entitled “Corporate Governance and its Effect on Cost of Capital” at the International Academy of Business and Economics meeting in Las Vegas in October.

1Sabak,-Father-Jim-2012.jpgRev. James Sabak, O.F.M., assistant professor of theology, presented a paper entitled “Keeping Vigil with the Saints in Ancient Rome” at the North American Academy of Liturgy meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., in January.

Dr. Thomas Strasser, associate professor of art history, presented a paper entitled “Geological Formations in the Flotilla Fresco from Akrotiri, Thera” at the International Aegean Conference: Physis in Paris in December.

Dr. C. Joanna Su, associate professor of mathematics, presented a paper entitled “The Third and the Automatic Homotopy Exact Sequence of a Fibration in Module Theory” at the American Mathematical Association/Mathematical Association of America meeting held in San Diego, Calif., in January.

Dr. James Tattersall, professor of mathematics, presented a paper entitled “Steiner-Lehmus Theorem Revisited – Again” at the Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America in San Diego, Calif., in January.

Dr. Arthur Urbano, associate professor of theology, presented a paper “The Philosopher Type in Late Roman Art: Problematizing Cultural Appropriation in Light of Religious Competition” at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Chicago in November.

Dr. Tuire Valkeakari, associate professor of English, presented a paper entitled “Land, a Sense of Place, and Diaspora in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory,” at the Canadian Association for American Studies meeting held at in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in October. Valkeakari also presented a paper entitled “Black, Caribbean, Canadian: Jamaican Women Immigrants in Toronto in Cecil Foster’s Sleep On, Beloved” at the Seventh Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies in Uppsala, Sweden, in September.

Dr. Liu Wang, assistant professor of finance, presented a paper entitled “Corporate Governance, Earnings Quality, and Stock Price Informativeness” at the International Research Journal of Applied Finance meeting in Providence, R.I., in September. Wang also presented a paper entitled “Integrating Agency Theory into the Liability of Forgiveness Framework” at the International Academy of Business and Economics meeting in Las Vegas in October.

1Wright,-Scott-2012.jpgDr. Scott Wright, assistant professor of marketing, presented a paper entitled “Using Construal-Level Theory to Deter Social Desirability Responding” at the Association for Consumer Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in October.

Dr. David Zalewski, professor of finance, presented a paper entitled “Finance in Context: Some Experiences and Observations From an Interdisciplinary Capstone Course” at the annual meeting of the Financial Education Association in Charleston, S.C., in September.

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