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​SPRING 2011


Dr. Peter C. Cormas, assistant professor of education, gave a presentation, entitled “Evolutionary Educational Psychology and Science Education: Is Inquiry Biologically-Primary?” at the Association for Science Teacher Education annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., in January.

Dr. Thomas J. Guilmette, professor of psychology, co-presented a poster, “Concussion Understanding and Management among New England High School Soccer Coaches,” during the International Neuropsychological Society’s annual meeting in Boston in February. His co-presenters were Lauren Parks from Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Sherri Provencal from the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Dr. Sandra T. Keating, associate professor of theology, delivered a talk, entitled “Reflections on Current Relations between Catholics and Muslims,” at Lourdes College in Ohio in February.

Dr. Michael L. Kraten, assistant professor of accountancy, presented "Negotiated Transfer Pricing: Does the Fairness Effect Persist Across Eastern and Western Cultures?" at the AAA Public Interest Section Conference held in Chicago in April.

Norton.jpgDr. Ann W. Norton, professor of humanities in art history, served as a panel chair and presenter at the Joint Conference of the Association for Asian Studies & International Convention of Asia Scholars, held from March 31 to April 3 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The panel she chaired was entitled “Revival of Minority Cultures” and her presentation was “Contemporary Religious Art of Outer Mongolia: Survival and Regeneration.”


Dr. Peter C. Cormas, assistant professor of education, co-authored an article with Dr. James Barufaldi, the Ruben E. Hinojosa Regents Professor and director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at The University of Texas at Austin. The article, “The Effective Research-Based Characteristics of Professional Development of the National Science Foundation’s GK-12 Program,” appeared in the April 2011 edition of the Journal of Science Teacher Education.

Dr. Mark P. DeFanti, assistant professor of marketing, had an article, “Image-Related Corporate Name Changes: Their Effect on Firms’ Stock Prices,” published in the July 2011 issue of The Journal of Brand Management. The special issue focuses on corporate branding in a turbulent environment.

Dr. Thomas J. Guilmette, professor of psychology, co-authored a chapter, “Brain Injury and Work Performance,” with Dr. Anthony Giuliano of Harvard Medical School that appeared in Work Accommodation and Retention in Mental Health (Springer, 2010).

Dr. Michael L. Kraten, assistant professor of accountancy, co-authored an article, “The Study Abroad Experience: A Crucial Element in Globalizing Business School Programs,” with Dr. George A. Mangiero of Iona College that appeared in The Journal of International Education Research (Vol. 7, First Quarter 2011).

Kraten also wrote an article, “Virtual Reality Meetings: Worth The Risk?," that appeared in the April 2011 edition of Statement.

In addition, "The Study Abroad Experience: A Crucial Element in Globalizing Business School Programs" appeared in the spring edition of the Journal of International Education Research.

Dr. Edward McCrorie, professor emeritus of English, is translating Homer’s The Iliad for Johns Hopkins University Press. It is scheduled for release in the spring of 2012.

Dr. Wendy Oliver, professor of dance and women’s studies, wrote “College and University Dance Companies in the United States: A Descriptive Study,” which appeared in the Journal of Dance Education (Vol. 11, No. 1) in March.

Schuster.jpgJanice G. Schuster, associate professor and commons librarian for research, education, and collections in the Phillips Memorial Library, wrote a review of the Patrologia Latina Database that appeared in the January 2011 issue of The Charleston Advisor.

Dr. James J. Tattersall, professor of mathematics, had several articles and book chapters published during the spring semester. “Hugh MacColl’s Contributions to the Educational Times” appeared in Philosophia Scientiae (Vol. 15, 2011) and “The Prouhet-Tarry-Escott Problem” appeared in Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (2010). Two book chapters, “Finding the Greatest Common Divisor” and “Two-Way Numbers and an Alternate Technique for Multiplying Two Numbers,” appeared in Mathematical Time Capsules (MAA, 2011).

Tattersall also wrote several book reviews during the spring. For MAA Reviews Online, he reviewed How to Read Historical Mathematics (Princeton University Press, 2010) and A Mathematical Melody: Fifty Easy Pieces on Mathematics (AMS, 2010). He also reviewed Thomas Harriot’s Doctrine of Triangular Numbers: The ‘Magisteria Magna’ (Mathematical Society of Zurich, 2009) for Historia Mathematica (Vol. 38, 2011) and A Historian Looks Back (MAA, 2010) for the American Mathematical Society’s Mathematical Reviews.

In addition, Tattersall was named a co-editor of the Mathematical Association of America’s Spectrum Series and has been elected to the association’s nominating committee for 2012-14.


Julie Kliever, commons librarian for research, education, and collections in the Phillips Memorial Library, served as a facilitator at DigiCamp, held in April at The College of the Holy Cross. The event was sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries’ New England Chapter’s Information Technology Interest Group.


Levine.jpgDr. Deborah I. Levine, assistant professor of health policy and management, was awarded the Jack D. Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Award in April for her dissertation, “Managing American Bodies: Diet, Nutrition, and Obesity in the United States, 1840-1920.”

Dr. Stephen J. Mecca, professor of physics, is leading a sanitation project in Ghana (West Africa) that was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in April. Mecca is pursuing a global health and development research project, entitled Prototype Microflush-Biofil Toilet Facilities: Sustainable Sanitation for Rural Communities.

Dr. Barbara Silliman, special lecturer in English in the School of Continuing Education, received the 2011 Never Again Award from the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island in May.

Dr. Michael D. Spiegler, professor of psychology, was honored by the Text and Academic Authors Association with the 2011 McGuffey Longevity Award for his book, Contemporary Behavior Therapy (Cengage). Spiegler co-authored the book with Dr. David C. Guevremont ’82.

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