Faculty/Staff Achievements, May 2012

David E. Stout, Andrews Chair in Accounting, presented the following: “Individual Retirement Arrangements: General Principles and Tax-Planning Opportunities through Funding Decisions” at the AAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting in Baltimore; and “The Journey to Teaching Excellence: The Role of Continuous Improvement and the Potential for Learning Communities in Accounting” and “Responding to the Leadership Needs of the Accounting Profession: A Module for Developing a Leadership Mindset in Accounting Students” at the AAA Ohio Regional Meeting in Dublin, Ohio. The latter paper won the Best Educational Manuscript Award sponsored by the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section of the American Accounting Association.

John Feldmeier, assistant professor, Physics and Astronomy, was a co-author of two papers – “Identifying High Metallicity MGiants at Intragroup Distances with SDSS” and “The Evolution of Ly-alpha Emitting Galaxies Between z = 2.1 and z = 3.1.”  The first paper, led by Lauren Palladino of Vanderbilt University, will be published in the Astronomical Journal, and the second paper, led by Robin Ciardullo of Penn State University, will be published in the Astrophysical Journal.

Brandt Payne, assistant professor Dana School of Music, published an article titled, “Logical Steps to Drillwriting” in the April edition of The Instrumentalist. The article discusses the process behind band drill design.

William Greenway, professor, English, had his poem “What I Hear” published by The Broken Plate.

Frank Akpadock, senior research associate at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, has written the book City in Transition: Strategies for Economic Regeneration of Inner-City Communities–The Case of Youngstown, Ohio. The book discusses Youngstown’s birth, politics, and the policies that guided its early years of growth and change to a steel-producing city; economic devastation and population loss due to the steel mill shutdowns in the late 1970s to early 1980s; and the steps taken to economic recovery as a downsized, post-industrial city in the 21st century.

Johanna Slivinske, part-time instructor in the department of Social Work, had her poem, “Blackbirds,” published in The New Social Worker, Spring 2012.

Stephen Rodabaugh, associate dean of STEM, presented original work on enriched topologies at the 33rd International Seminar on Fuzzy Set Theory in Linz, Austria. In July, Rodabaugh is scheduled to present the plenary address on topology in computer science at the 27th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications being organized by Minnesota State University. In addition, Rodabaugh has published “Enriched Topological Systems and Variable-Basis Enriched Functors” in Enriched Category Theory and Related Topics, and “Interweaving Algebra and Topology: Lattice-Valued Topological Systems, in Fuzzy Sets and Systems.

Audrey Ellenwood, associate professor, School of Psychology, received the Clyde V. Bartlett Distinguished Service Award in Ohio School Psychology. The award recognizes an Ohio school psychologist for outstanding services or achievement in the profession, including significant contributions to the growth and development of the profession, outstanding service to the community in the area of mental health, and the personal qualities thought to be desirable in the profession.

Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies and director, Dr. James Dale Ethics Center, gave an invited lecture titled “Bioethics & the LGBT Community” at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Ray Beiersdorfer, professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences, gave a keynote presentation on the Geological Evolution of China at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl National Championship in Baltimore.

Brian Bonhomme, assistant professor, History, is the author of the book Russian Exploration, from Siberia to Space: A History. He also recently presented a paper titled “Expanding Testing or Transgressing? Changing Russian Conceptualizations of Boundary in the North Pacific during the Eighteenth Century” at the Annual Midwestern Russian History Workshop at the University of Chicago.

A paper written by Patrick Bateman, assistant professor, Management, has received the 2012 Award for Excellence by the Emerald Literati Network. The paper, titled “To Disclose or Not: Publicness in Social Networking Sites,” was deemed a Highly Commended Award Winner. The article was published in March 2011 in Information Technology & People and was co-authored by Jacqueline Pike of Duquense University and Brian Butler of the University of Pittsburgh.