Professional Notes: January 2012
KATHRYN POLE, Ph.D. (education) presented at the Literacy Research Association/National Reading Conference Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, December 2011, (with Lina Sun, C&I PhD student), "A Post-Colonial Critique on the Representation of Chinese, Chinese-Americans, and Chinese Culture in Children's Literature in addition to presenting the discussion "The Effects of Programs, Policies, and Motivational Factors on the Literacy Achievement of English Language Learners." Pole also has been reappointed to the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Literacy Research, published by the Literacy Research Association and has been reappointed to the Literacy Research Association Field Council for the Mid-West region. In addition, Pole has finished her fifth year as Editor of The Missouri Reader, the journal of the Missouri Reading Association - the state council of the International Reading Association, served as an invited panelist for Political Roundtable, a SLU student event sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta and Micah House, where she discussed issues impacting schools, and has submitted the Year 1 Program Evaluation Report for the St. Louis Public Schools Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) implementation. The SLPS SIOP project is designed to foster growth in teacher and student mathematics knowledge, particularly for English Language Learning students.
JENNIFER BUEHLER, Ph.D. (education) has been selected as chair of the 2012 ALAN Award Committee for The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE. The ALAN Award is given annually to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature. The recipient may be a publisher, author, librarian, scholar, editor, or servant to the organization.
JIN HUANG, Ph.D. (social work) presented the following presentations and papers:
Huang, J. (2012). Hutubi social insurance program in China: An example of asset-based policy in rural China. The 2012 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, 2012, Washington DC.
Huang, J. (2011). Change roles of parental economic resources in children's educational attainment. Social Work Research, 35(4), 203-213.
JULIE BIRKENMAIER, Ph.D. (social work) published:
Birkenmaier, J. M., Curley, J., & Kelly, P. (2011). The financial credit profile of low-income families seeking assets. Journal of Financial Therapy, 2(2), 68-85.
Birkenmaier, J. M., & Tebb, S. (2011). The experiential community assessment project: Integrating social work practice skills. Journal of Community Practice, 19(2), 175-188.
ANNIE SMART, Ph.D. (French) , has published a book on women and civic identity, Citoyennes: Women and the Ideal of Citizenship in Eighteenth-Century France (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2011).
In conjunction with the international colloquium on "Baudelaire Throughout the World, Critical Traditions and Translations" held in Paris on December 8-10, 2011, SANDY HAMRICK, Ph.D. (French) gave an invited paper on "Baudelaire's Art Criticism as Seen by Théophile Gautier". She was asked to preside a second panel at this same conference, which was organized by the University of Paris - Sorbonne and Sorbonne Nouvelle, in collaboration with the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies, Vanderbilt University.
Hamrick also arranged for the organization of three panels devoted the writer's work at the Nineteeth-Century French Studies Colloquium held Oct. 27-20 in Philadelphia. She gave a paper on "Anarchy as Order in Gautier's Work" in the session titled, "Gautier at 200: Between Anarchy and Order", which she also chaired.
Sephardi Family Life in the Early Modern Diaspora (Brandeis University Press 2011), a book co-authored and edited by JULIA LIEBERMAN, Ph.D. (Spanish) was named a finalist for the 2011 Jewish Book Council Award. The book received a second-place under the category "Sephardi Culture."
KARA MCBRIDE, Ph.D. (Spanish) was named a 2011 "Top Reviewer" by the journal Computer Assisted Language Learning. She also presented "Accuracy is in the ear of the listener" at the ACTFL (American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Conference Nov.18 in Denver, Colo.
REINHARD ANDRESS, Ph.D. (German) associate dean for Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences, has published an article, "Robert(o) Schopflocher als Selbstübersetzer." Ibero-amerikanisches Jahrbuch der Germanistik 5 (2011), pp. 157-72.
He has also arranged for the publication of a facsimile of Francisco José de Caldas' diary entitled "Relación de un viaje hecho á Cotacache, La Villa, Imbabura, Cayambe etc." Caldas was a contemporary and part-time travel companion of Alexander von Humboldt during his South American travels. The edition will include three essays by Andress on "Acerca de la edición facsímile de viajes de Caldas," "Francisco José de Caldas: un científico neogranadino con una vida truncada abruptamente" and "Caldas, su relación con Alexander von Humboldt y las pretensiones literarias de su diario de viajes." In addition, there will be an essay by Andress' collaborator, Mauricio Nieto Olarte, Ph.D., of the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), on "Francisco José de Caldas: ciencia criolla en la América Española." The whole project will be published by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid. The Consejo is a state agency in the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación dedicated to promoting research on the benefits of scientific and technological progress.
OSCAR LOPEZ, Ph.D. (Spanish) has published an article, "Efraim Medina: narcisismo y provocación. ¿Atajos para un nuevo canon narrativo? " in Estudios de Literatura Colombiana 29 of 2011: 207-216. Estudios de Literatura Colombiana is published twice a year by the College of Communication of University of Antioquia, Colombia. This is the only journal exclusively dedicated to studies on Colombian literature.
ELSY CARDONA, Ph.D. (Spanish) presented a paper, "The Anxiety of Density in Graphic Novels:Gen(d)eric Issues in Collective Creations," at the 127Th MLA Convention in Seattle, Jan 5-8, 2012.
MICHELLE PARRINELLO-CASON, academic coordinator for the McNair Scholars Program at SLU, has been honored by having her essay selected for display as part of a special exhibit at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.
Stanford faculty and editors of Ms. magazine selected 40 iconic Ms. magazine covers representing feminist issues, imagery and writing over the past forty years. These covers were the inspiration for a nationwide Iconic Cover Short-Essay contest. Ten winners were chosen based on their originality, vision, awareness of feminist values, and quality of expression.
TOBIAS WINRIGHT, Ph.D. (theological studies) presented a paper "Fruits and Loops: A Robustly Theological and Realistic Just War Theory for the Twenty-First Century" (with Mark Allman) at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics Jan. 5-8 in Washington, D.C.
He also presented a paper on "President Barack Obama and the Responsibility to Protect" as part of a panel on "The Age of Obama: Change and Continuity in the American Way of War and Peacemaking." His book (coauthored with Mark Allman), After the Smoke Clears: The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice (Orbis 2010) was the focus of a "Breakfast with an Author" session. In addition, Winright served on the editorial board for the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.
DEBRA ZAND, Ph.D., (pediatrics) was commissioned by the Missouri Department of Mental Health's Office of Comprehensive Child Mental Health (Children's Office) to write policy recommendations on best practices for treating children with co-occurring developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders. The policy brief will be used by the State of Missouri to inform current practices.
IK-WHAN KWON, Ph.D. (decision science/ITM) and Seock-Jin Hong (Bordeaux Management School in France) co-authored "Health Care Supply Chain Management in the United States: New Paradigm for Roles of Distributors." The article has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Health Management and Information.
JINTONG TANG, Ph.D. (management), Kacmar, M., & Busenitz, L. published: "Alertness in the pursuit of new opportunities". Journal of Business Venturing, 27(1): 77-94. (Gold journal) He also co-published "Prior knowledge and new product and service introductions by entrepreneurial firms: The mediating role of technological innovation". Journal of Small Business Management, 50(1): 41-62. (Gold journal).