Faculty Notes

Abbey Berg, PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Constance Knapp, PhD, SCSIS, and James Stenerson, PhD, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, hosted a poster session for their paper “Mining Your Own Faculty and Staff for Best Practices” at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education Conference held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October 2007.

Susan Cappelmann and Gina Monteleone, Physician Assistant Program, presented a workshop on “Conflict Resolution: Navigating Your Role as a PA Student” at the New York State Society of Physician Assistants fall conference in Verona, New York in October 2007. 

Jean M. Covino, DHSc, Physician Assistant Program, presented a lecture on “Diagnosis and Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding” at the annual conference of the American Academy of Family Practice Physician Assistants in Las Vegas, Nevada in November 2007.

Andriy Danylenko, PhD, Modern Languages and Cultures, was awarded a scholarly research grant by Janineum Institut zur Förderung von Wissenschaftlern und Künstlern and spent July and August 2007 in Vienna researching ethno-linguistic conditions in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Danylenko was awarded a Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and will spend next semester at Harvard working on his new book, The Formation of New Standard Ukrainian (1798)–Bridging Tradition and Innovation.

In 2007, Danylenko organized panels and presented at several conferences organized by the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (Cambridge University, UK), American Council of Learned Societies (Kharkiv, Ukraine), and the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (New Orleans).

Danylenko had the following articles published: “The Uniate Catechism of 1722: A Case of Regional Relapse from Script- To Language-Switching,” in Slavia Orientalis, vol. 56, no. 4 (Poland); “The Formation of New Standard Ukrainian: From the History of an Undeclared Contest Between Right - and Left-Bank Ukraine in the 18th Century,” in Die Welt der Slaven, vol. 53, no. 1; and “Polemics Without Polemics: Myxajlo Andrella in Ruthenian (Ukrainian) Literary Space,” Studia Slavica Hungarica, vol. 53, no. 1 (Hungary).

Florence Denmark, PhD, Psychology, received the Raymond Fowler Award for her outstanding contributions to the American Psychological Association, presented by Dr. Ray Fowler (former CEO of APA) and Dr. Sharon Brehm in August at the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco.

Denmark was elected by The National Academies of Practice (NAP) as a distinguished scholar-member of the NAP in November 2007 in Arlington, Virginia at which the National Academies of Practice inducted new members from the 10 healthcare professions.

Martha Driver, PhD, English, had her essay, “Inventing Visual History: Re-presenting the Legends of Warwickshire,” published in Essays in Manuscript Geography: Vernacular Manuscripts of the English West Midlands from the Conquest to the Sixteenth Century (pp. 161-202), published by Brepols.

Driver’s book, The Image in Print, published by the British Library in 2004, received a favorable review in Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 60, no. 4 (Winter 2007).

Lee Evans, EdD, Performing Arts, had his original piano composition “Blues for Ma (Rainey)” published in Piano Guild Notes (fall 2007), the official publication of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Part I of a two-part article, “Modal Harmony in Jazz,” based on the book Modes and Their Use in Jazz, appears in the fall 2007 issue of Piano Today.

Terence Hines, PhD, Psychology, presented “Explorations in the Official Register: Statistical Analysis of Postmaster Compensation Data from 19th Century New Hampshire” at the 1st Annual Winton Blount Postal History Symposium at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, November 2006. A revised version was presented with T. Velk (McGill University) at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economic Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2007.

Grant Kretchick, Performing Arts, played a leading role in I Knock at the Door and Pictures in the Hallway at Theater in Three in New York City in December 2007. Read the reviews

Joseph Lee, PhD, History, gave a lecture on “China and the Third World” at the Shanghai Tiffin Club of New York in October 2007. He presented a paper on the True Jesus Church movement in modern China at the 36th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies at the University of Maryland in October 2007. He also gave a paper on the Christian century of South China at the Traditional China Seminar at Columbia University in November 2007. His book review “Christian Heretics in Late Imperial China: Christian Inculturation and State Control, 1720–1850, by Lars Peter Laamann,” was published in ITINERARIO: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, vol. 32, no. 2 (2007).

Lee is a visiting scholar of the Faculty Resource Network at New York University in Spring 2008 and a member of the international editorial board of The Indian Journal of Asian Affairs. He gave a talk on Hong Kong at Prudential’s Intercultural Seminar in New York in January. His articles “The Rise of China: An Introduction” and “The Sino-American Encounter in the Third World: An Update” were published in a special issue which he edited for The Indian Journal of Asian Affairs, vol. 20, no.1 (2007).

Lee had a book chapter published: “The Geopolitics of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis: An Historical Perspective,” in The Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association, edited by Siu-Keung Cheung, Harold Traver and Li Xiuguo (Hong Kong: Department of Sociology, Shue Yan University, 2007). His two book reviews, “The Fundamentalist Movement among Protestant Missionaries in China, 1920-1937, by Kevin Xiyi Yao,” and “Axial Civilizations and World History, by Johann P. Arnason, Shmuel N. Eisenstadt and Bjorn Wittrock,” were published in Mission Studies, vol. 24, no.2 (2007).

Jillian Mcdonald, Fine Arts, has her work exhibited in two group shows: DRESS CODE, from January 10 - February 9 at LMAK Projects, New York, NY, and NO WONDERLAND IN WINTER, on view from January 18 - February 18, at A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY.

Mcdonald is also featured in a solo show, FANATIC, at 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, from February 1 to 28. This exhibition highlights work from the past five years which can best be described as culture-jamming. In Mcdonald’s recent work spanning video, web art, performance, and photography, she addresses the American cult of celebrity, the fantasy that buoys extreme fandom, and the mechanisms of “fear as entertainment” at work in horror films. The presence of her image in the work serves not as a self-portrait, but as a projection of universal emotions such as desire or fear.

Barbara Mowder, PhD, Psychology, recent publications include: with A.E. Yasik and A. Tiwari (2007), “Parent Behavior Questionnaire: Ethnic and Cultural Perspectives,” a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New York City, March, 2007; and “Working with Parents: Description and Utility of a Parent Assessment Measure,” an invited presentation at the Fifth Annual Early Childhood, Los Ninos Conference at Fordham University, April, 2007.

Weihua Niu, PhD, Psychology, had the following articles published: with E.L. Grigorenko, L. Jarvin, and D. Preiss, “Is There a Standard for Standardized Testing? Four Sketches of the Applicability (or Lack Thereof) of Standardized Testing in Different Educational Systems,” in Extending Intelligence: Enhancement and New Constructs (2007), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; “Individual and Environmental Influence of Chinese Creativity” in Journal of Creative Behavior, vol. 41, no. 3 (2007); with Zhang, J.X. and Yang, Y., “Deductive Reasoning and Creativity: A Crosscultural Study,” in Psychological Reports (2007); and “Western Influence on Chinese Educational Testing System,” in Comparative Education, vol. 43, no.1 (2007).

Charles North, English, Pace Poet-in-Residence, received a 2008 Grant to Individuals Award, poetry category, of $25,000 from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. The mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. Through a nomination process, individual artists and organizations working in dance, music/sound, theater/performance art, poetry and the visual arts are awarded unrestricted grants for projects of their own choosing.

Yvonne Rafferty, PhD, Psychology, had her article “Children for Sale: Child Trafficking in Southeast Asia” published in Child Abuse Review (the official journal of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect), vol. 16, pp. 401-422 (2007).

Kathleen Roche, Physician Assistant (PA) program, was appointed Chairperson for the Northeast Consortium of PA Programs at the Physician Assistant Educational Association (PAEA) conference in Tucson in October 2007. In this capacity, Roche is responsible for the consortium meetings of all PA Programs from Maine to New Jersey. She will be organizing and planning committee meetings on various topics for the programs which include curriculum, public policies, administrative issues and ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant) standards.

Roger Sayre, Fine Arts, had his work, “Sitting and Flight Series” exhibited in Photo La, part of the 17th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Exposition, January 11-13, 2008.

K. Mark Sossin, PhD, Psychology, presented “Nonverbal Behavior, Play Processes and Themes in Mother-Child Interaction: Play in the Wake of Traumatic Loss,” at the Committee on Infant Mental Health Panel, at the APA-Division 39 Meetings in Toronto, Canada, April 2007. The panel was titled “Transmission of Trauma: Implications for Intervention in the Wake of Loss Derived from the World Trade Center Project.” Sossin presented “Parent-Child Movement Patterns and Interactions Styles: Considerations of Dyadic Stress-Sharing” at the workshop “Child Analytic Perspectives on Helping Children Whose Mothers are in Treatment for Trauma and Depression,” at the Vulnerable Child Discussion Group at the Annual Meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. In July 2007, he was a keynote speaker and closing-panel participant at an international congress on movement analysis in education, therapy and science, “Moving from Within.” In September 2007, Sossin presented a workshop, “KMP Contributions to Working with Children on the Autism Spectrum,&38221; with Professor Susan Loman of Antioch New England Graduate School at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Dance Therapy Association.

Sossin’s publications include: “History and Future of the Kestenberg Movement Profile” in S.C. Koch and S. Bender (Eds.), Movement Analysis: Bewegungsanalyse. Berlin: Logos Verlag (2007); “Nonmentalizing States in Early-Childhood Survivors of the Holocaust: Developmental Considerations Regarding Treatment of Child Survivors of Genocidal Atrocities,” in American Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol. 67, no. 1 (2007).

Richard Velayo, PhD, Psychology, had the following articles published: with J. Oliva and D. Blank (2008), “Using the Internet: A Call To Internationalize the Psychology Curriculum,” in International Psychology Bulletin; with J. Oliva, “The Effects of Experienced Childhood Maternal Abuse on Adult Attachment Styles,” in Modern Psychological Studies (2007); with D. Blank, “A Profile of the Efficient Email User: Cognitive-Motivational Factors Related to Email Use,” in The General Psychologist, vol. 42, no. 1 (2007); and with S. McGinnis, J. Clark, and T. Allaway, “Effect of Presentation Modality and Color Congruency on Reaction Time in a Modified Stroop Task,” in Transactions, vol. 14 (2007).

Velayo’s conference presentations include: “Updates from APA: Proposed Goals and Learning Outcomes in an Internationalized Psychology Curriculum,” presented at the 2007 Conference on Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum, Institute for Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Psychology, St. Francis College, NY in November 2007. At the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco, his presentations were: “Recommended Learning Outcomes for Internationalizing the Undergraduate Curriculum”; with A. Pipinelli, “Aging and Ethnicity Among Minorities: A Global Perspective,” with G. Grenwald, “Strategies to Internationalize the Psychology Curriculum;” and “Recommended Learning Outcomes for Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum.” At the 65th Annual Convention of the International Council of Psychologists in San Diego, his presentations were: with S. Mann, “Presenting the New ICP Website… ICPweb.org!”; with F. Denmark, M. Nadien, E. Bow, R. Wesner, E. Sandis, A. Comunian, R. Roth, J. McGowan, and H. Krauss, “The Automaticity of Self-Continuity Over Time and Objective Self-Awareness” at the 15th Annual Pace University Psychology Conference, New York, NY in May 2007.

Velayo is the most recent recipient of the Wilhelm Wundt Award for Outstanding Research Contributions to Academic Psychology (awarded by the New York State Psychological Association).

Anastasia Yasik, PhD, Psychology, had the following conference presentations: in November 2007, “NCLB: What Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities and Professionals Need to Know,” presented at the16th World Congress on Learning Disabilities, Boston, MA; in August 2007, with P. Wolf and F. Denmark, “A Preliminary Investigation of School Psychologists’ Attitudes Towards LGB Individuals;” and in August 2007, with J. Nielsen and S. Armeli, “Peer Victimization, Social-Psychological Adjustment, and the Role of Social Support,” a poster presented at the 115th Annual Meeting of American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.