November 13, 2012

University Communications

Professional Notes: October 2012

JIN HUANG, PH.D. (Social Work) presented a paper on "Asset Development of Older Adults: A Capability Approach" at the conference of Financial Capability Across the Life Course: Focus on Vulnerable Population in St. Louis, Mo.

DONALD LINHORST, PH.D. (Social Work) authored an article, "Monitoring Offenders with Mental Illness in the Community: Guidelines for Practice." This article will be published in Best Practices in Mental Health.

JODY WOOD, ED.D. (Education) authored an article, "How do Superintendents See Their Districts Engaging Families and Communities?" that was published in MPEA Newsletter. 8(2) 7-8.

DANIEL MONTI, PH.D. (Public Policy Studies) authored a book titled Engaging Strangers: Civil Rites, Civic Capitalism, and Public Order in Boston will be published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in December.

JENNIFER BUEHLER, PH.D. (Education) has received a Charter School Sponsorship Faculty Grant from the SLU Office of Charter School Sponsorship in support of her research exploring the challenges faced by dropout and disconnected youth returning to high school.

ALEX CUENCA, PH.D. (Education) is the editor of the newly released book, Supervising Student Teachers: Issues, Perspectives, and Future Directions, published by Sense Publishers. He contributed two chapters to this book, "The Complex and Undervalued Work of University Supervisors" and "The Problematology of Supervising Student Teachers."

KAREN MYERS, PH.D. (Education) presentation at the Midwest Association for Students Financial Aid Administrator (MASFAA), in Milwaukee, Wis. She also authored an article, "Academic Accommodations: Perceptions, Knowledge and Awareness Among College Students without Disabilities" published by Scientific and Academic Publishing in Education. 2(5), 174-182.

TAKAKO NOMI, PH.D. (Education) co-authored a paper, "Sorting and Supporting: Why Double-Dose Algebra Led to Better Test Scores but More Course Failure Through Changes in Classroom Composition, Climate and Instruction" that was accepted for publication in the American Educational Research Journal. She also was invited to present her work on high school algebra policies at a webinar organized by the Strategic Data Project at the Harvard University, Center for Education Policy Research.

A book by ELIZABETH BLAKE, PH.D. (Russian), Dostoevsky and the Underground, will be published as part of Northwestern University Press's Studies in Russian Literature and Theory series. Interested parties may also read about the Mellon Slavic Studies Initiative online.

CLAUDIA KARAGOZ, Ph.D. (Italian) has published an article, "Assumed Identities: Transgression and Desire in Donatella Maiorca's Cinema," in the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, 1:1, 2013 [published September 2012]. 39-53.

OSCAR LÓPEZ, PH.D. (Spanish) presented a paper, "Apocalipsur: imaginarios narcotizados, ex-céntricos y expatriados en el lugar original" at the 62nd Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (Malas) Conference, held Oct. 18-20, in Louisville, Ky.

SHERRY MUIR (Occupational Therapy) recently published "Occupational Therapy in Primary Health Care: We Should Be There" in the September/October 2012 edition of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

SRIDHAR CONDOOR, PH.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering) is one of seventy-two of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators that have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's fourth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. Faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines will come together for the two-and-a-half day event, where they can share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institution. The attendees were nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. The symposium will be held Oct. 14-17, 2012 in Irvine, Calif. Condoor also published a new ebook, Innovation Challenges: Mind Workouts for Teams," with graduate student Gregory Keogh. The digital book illustrates mind exercises that are carefully crafted to create experiences that encourage the development of an entrepreneurial mindset and is available to download at the Apple iTunes store.

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