Jake J. Protivnak, associate professor and department chair, Counseling, Special Education and School Psychology, was awarded the 2013 Robert Rencken Emerging Professional Leader Award by the American Counseling Association. This award is presented to a former state branch or state division president who has demonstrated the potential to become a dedicated leader of the counseling profession. He also received the Ohio University Counselor Education Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition, the 2013 ACA State Branch Advocacy Award was presented to the Ohio Counseling Association’s Government Relations Committee, which is co-chaired by Matthew Paylo, assistant professor of Counseling, Special Education and School Psychology.
Will Greenway, professor, English, had his poem “Maud Gonne” published online in The Innisfree Poetry Journal and “My Mother’s Letters” published in Southern Poetry Review.
Bill Swann, instructional designer, Office of Distance Education, published the article “The Impact of Applied Cognitive Learning Theory on Engagement with eLearning Courseware” in the Journal of Learning Design, an open-access multidisciplinary forum concerned with innovative technology and pedagogy in higher education.
Kyoung Mi Choi, assistant professor, Counseling, published the article “Characteristics of Friends of Female College Third Culture Kids” in the Asia Pacific Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy. Co-authors were Janice Bernard and Melissa Luke of Syracuse University.
Several faculty members in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies participated in the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Applied Ethics in San Antonio. Mark C. Vopat, professor, presented a paper, “Moral Insensitivity and the Business Professional.” He will also be presenting a paper “Children, Rights, and Sexuality” at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Philosophy at the University of Zurich in Switzerland in June. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, professor, and director, Dr. James Dale Ethics Center, chaired a session titled “World Government/World Governance.” His translation of the book Anarchism in Latin America will be published by AK Press. Deborah Mower, associate professor, presented a paper titled “Priming Moral Sensitivity.” And Alan Tomhave, assistant professor, presented a paper titled “Global Governance and Global Citizenship.”
Jennifer Behney, assistant professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, presented a paper titled “Task Automaticity and L2 Gender Facilitation and Inhibition” at the American Association of Applied Linguistics conference in Dallas.