Faculty/Staff Accomplishments

October, 2005

Liz Ahl (English) served on the pedagogy steering committee for the annual Associate Writing Programs Conference, in Vancouver, B.C. She helped edit the annual “Pedagogy Papers,” co-facilitated the pedagogy forums at the conference and presented her own paper on creative writing workshop technique.

Chris Chabot (Biological Sciences) spoke on “Circadian and tidal rhythms of locomotion expressed in the laboratory by the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus” (co-written with Scott Betournay and Jeffrey Kent ’03) at the 2005 Estuarine Research Federation. Chabot and colleagues from SUNY-New Palz and UNH published “Daily and circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in the American lobster, Homarus americanus” in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (March 2005).

Peng-Khuan Chong (Social Science) was a presenter at the Penang Heritage Trust conference on “The Colonial Experience: British Rule, Japanese Occupation, and Independence” in Penang, Malaysia.

Gary Corcoran (Music, Theatre, & Dance) contributed his article “Linear Balance” to The Music Director’s Cookbook: Creative Recipes for a Successful Program (Meredith Music Publications, July 2005).

Mary Cornish and Pat Cantor (Education) presented “Culturally Responsive Infant and Toddler Care” at the New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children conference in April 2005.

Beth Cox (Music, Theatre, & Dance) served as adjudicator for the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild State Theatre Festival at Guilford High School. She critiqued 12 high school productions and gave special session feedback to directors. She has been nominated to Who’s Who among America’s Teachers.

Lynn Davis, Katy Fralick (Education) and Renata DeSouza of Sao Paulo, Brazil, presented “Brazil and USA: Comparisons between Children’s Response to Literature” at the International Reading Association annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Kate Donahue (Social Science) presented “Islam without Borders: A Symbolic Crossroads of Religion and State” at the Society for the Anthropology of Religion annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C. and at the Northeastern Anthropological Association annual meeting in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Peter Drexel (Computer Science and Technology) was one of an international group of 10 judges at the semi-finals of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society’s international design competition in Washington, D.C.

Brian Eisenhauer (Social Science) has been appointed associate director of PSU’s Center for the Environment.

Bonnie Epstein (English) has been selected for the fourth time for Who’s Who among America’s Teachers (ninth edition).

Dwight Fischer (ITS) was appointed to the board of directors of New England Regional Computer Programs (NERCOMP), as the representative for public universities and colleges.

Deborah Gibson (Music, Theatre, & Dance), who teaches clarinet, was named Music Educator of the Year by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association in April 2005.

Kylo-Patrick Hart‘s (Communication Studies) article “We’re Here, We’re Queer and We’re Better than You: The Representational Superiority of Gay Men to Heterosexuals on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” originally published in The Journal of Men’s Studies, will be included in Routledge’s five-volume set Men and Masculinities: Critical Concepts in Sociology, to be released in 2006.

Michele Barney Hutchins (Public Relations) will be included in the 2005-2006 Empire Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals.

Steve Kahl (Center for the Environment) was invited to speak at the Squam Lakes Association annual meeting in July and at the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting in Montreal in August. Also in July, he led a field trip to Acadia National Park for the Gordon Research Conference on forested watersheds at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Marjorie King (HHP) was named a 2005 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). She was commended for her significant contributions to the profession over the past 20 years.

Marcel LeBrun (Education) presented “Middle School Depression: The Silent Crisis” at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Develoment in Orlando, Fla. He was nominated to Who’s Who among America’s Teachers.

Warren Mason (Business, Communication Studies) presented on public relations name designations and functions in New Hampshire for-profit and non-profit organizations at the Association for Business Communication national spring conference, Greensboro, N.C.

Mary Ann McGarry (Center for the Environment) presented “Stewardship Education in the Internet Age: Connecting Students with Data” at the Maine Water Conference in March 2005. She presented her poster session “Stewardship in the Internet Age: Linking Lakes and Laptops” at the National Education Computing Conference and “A Promising Future for Maine: Preparing Students for College, Work and Citizenship” at the Annual Spring Forum 2005 in Portland. McGarry received funding from N.H. Sea Grant to develop a graduate-level marine science education methods course.

Mary McNeil (Center for International Programs) published “Peer partnerships: A best practice for preparing and empowering youth” in the International Journal of Whole Schooling (March 2005).

Leo Sandy (Education) was invited to speak on nonviolence at East Congregational Church (Concord, N.H.) and conduct a forum on the nature of nonviolent struggle, types of nonviolence, civilian nonviolence-based national defense and transarmament.

Jonathan Santore‘s (Music, Theatre, and Dance) composition, The Insoluble Persists (Gold Branch Music, 2005) for trombone and piano, was performed by Haim Avitsur (University of Virginia) at the first annual UVA Summer Trombone Workshop.

Tao Sun (Communication Studies) presented “Optimistic Biasing and the Perceptions of Self-Censorship in U.S. Newsrooms” and “Media Dependencies in the Cyber Age: The Case of the 2003 SARS Epidemic in China” at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.

Sue Tucker (Art) exhibited a miniature tea set in “Smaller than a Breadbox” at Gallery 205 in Concord, sponsored by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.


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